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Defrag: CMD Line Wifi, Autologin Method, Bugcheck Troubleshooting

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Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

This week Senior Escalation Engineer Andrew Richards fills in for Gov, who is on vacation.

[00:15] - Outlook and Exchange redux. [link]
[00:58] - Bringing up elevated host file redux.
[02:39] - Another autologin/lock method. [link]
[05:04] - Troubleshooting Bugcheck: 0x00000116
[11:18] - Long post time on ASUS motherboard.
[16:28] - Why after reinstall some file names are blue.
[18:02] - How to get Wifi networks via command line.
[20:36] - Can scrollwheel be less than 1 line per click?
[23:21] - Do you need to add all executables to path? [link]
[25:30] - Pick of the Week: Sysinternals Administrator's Reference [link]
[26:50] - Pick of the Week 2: Kinect enabled Skyrim coming. [link]
[27:20] - Pick of the Week 3: 1366x768 beats out 1024x768. [link]

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  • MagicAndre1981Magic​Andre1981 xperf addicted

    [05:04] - Troubleshooting Bugcheck: 0x00000116

    Updating the driver often doesn't fix it  Crying

    But that real issue is that we can't debug it because the TDR recovery context data are not available in the public symbols you get from the MS symbol server. Any plans to include this data in the Win8 PDBs? Angel

  • Hello you can just hit:

    Windows Key + L

    To lock a computer!

  • Andrew Richardswindev Andrew Richards

    @Algorithum:  The question was booting, logging-in and then having a locked screen - without being at the computer.  This was so their startup programs ran while they walked away to get a coffee after they powered on the PC.  

    Agreed, Win-L is definitely the easiest way to lock the computer if you are still at the machine.

  • Just to throw in one other option if you happen to have the Sysinternals suite and don't have the required rundll32 parameters committed to memory, you can also use "psshutdown.exe -L" to lock the workstation from your autorun location of choice.  (Probably ought to also include the -accepteula switch to avoid the 'accept agreement' dialog from popping up too).

  • Andrew Richardswindev Andrew Richards

    Good tip Brian! Forgot about that switch. And yes, accepteula is definitely wise so that the lock works straight away instead if the Eula dialog leaving the desktop unlocked. 

  • miknonemiknone

    I download windows 8 but I cannot look at any video. I try to download flash but it said conflict with the two ie. How can look at the video or get the latest flash.

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