Unexpected Computer Problems

At this moment, my computer is having seizures. Well, it seems like it. The lock screen keeps flashing in desktop mode. It won’t start up properly. So, I’m now doing a system restore to a week ago.

This isn’t the first time this has happened. Damn Windows 8.1. I miss Windows 7.

Well, let’s see if this works.

Update

I’m typing this from my computer, so the restore obviously worked. At first, I restored to the last saved restore point, but that was after the most recent Windows update. The problem was still there. So, I had to restore to a week ago. That worked. Everything seems to work properly now.

The problem I was having was something that happened on another update more than a year ago. I’ve seen a couple of reasons for this issue, such as incompatible video driver and a faulty update that affected the startup program. Turns out my fast startup program was repeatedly running.

Well, hopefully no problems for now. This was originally going to be a temporary replacement computer until I could get a new one after we’ve moved to Canada. I think I’ll keep this computer as a writing computer for when I’m going from place to place or traveling.

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6 thoughts on “Unexpected Computer Problems”

  1. And in two days we get Windows 10. I am holding off – I have 8.1 on my primary machine, but I can’t afford down time while struggling to make the thing work with whatever bug-riddled and half-finished offering Microsoft have for release day.

    1. I’m holding off, too. I want to make sure all the major bugs are gone first. But my wife just upgraded her computer today to Windows 10. So far, no problems. Looks more like Windows 7, though with a bit of Windows 8ish stuff in the start menu.

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