I am looking for a way to reboot the system and launch the program with elevated permission without user interaction after the first time the program is launched. The program I am trying to write is for new system. Part of the setup I want to perform system updates then reboot. When the computer has restarted check for more updates and install them. I want it to keep restarting and searching until they are all done. I understand it will need elevated permission to start and the user will accept the UAC prompt, but after this I want it to …

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I am in a class doing a lab simulation. They are usually very straight forward. But this one, I am left hanging. So either I am really missing something or something went terribly awry. You can only go so wrong with a simulation, though. Set up a RAID 5 using 3 disks using the onboard software. When I try to reboot to Windows, I can't. It won't find Windows. What have I not set up right? Even at the end of the sim, I have done everything it has said, but it still won't boot to Windows. Any ideas? I …

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My acer aspire 5735 laptop wont reboot, it load and freezes on loading windows. If I try rebooting in safe mode it freezes also on loading drives and gives a sound. if I try repairing windows it fails to locate hdd as if it has no hdd...please help

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I need urgent help. **When i turn on my laptop, it reboot and/or SCAN whole laptop with C Drive.** How to solve this? Thanks in advanced.

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So I was working on my computer and everything was fine and then all of a sudden it restarts itself and i get this error about the win32 file. It tells me that my computer cant boot because of a missing or corrupr win32 file and to use yhe repair option on my windows xp installation disk to fix it. So i think this will be an easy fix and i pull out my disk and force my computer to boot from it. I press R for repair and 1 for the windows program and then it askes me for …

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Hey all! I am trying to write a piece of code that will replace one of my system files on reboot with a new version of that file. Hopefully someone out there has some experience with this as I am stumped at the moment. Using: VB.NET 2012 Using MoveFileEx Public Declare Function MoveFileEx Lib "kernel32" Alias "MoveFileExA" (ByVal lpExistingFileName As String, ByVal lpNewFileName As String, ByVal dwFlags As Integer) As Integer Public Const MOVEFILE_DELAY_UNTIL_REBOOT = 4 Code in Form MoveFileEx("C:\windows\system32\file.name", My.Application.Info.DirectoryPath + "\file.name", 4) Resource for this API call at MSDS: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365240%28v=vs.85%29.aspx Im using flag code 4, which is MOVEFILE_DELAY_UNTIL_REBOOT. …

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Hi, after searching a bit on the web I'm getting mixed messages about whether there's a difference between a hard and soft reset on a PC (shutting down vs. restarting). I know that shutting down removes power from all the cards and drives, but I'm specifically wondering about clearing memory. When you reboot without shutting down, does that clear the RAM and any other temporary storage fully or do you have to shut down to do so? Cheers

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Hey guys, I've searched all over the web for help but couldn't find anything, so I've decided to give up and come here. Here's my problem: I want to be able to run system restore automatically. NOT to create restore points, but to restore the computer to either the most recent restore point or any other. While it does this, I don't want the GUI to be displayed. It can run silently and however it wants, but the user should not be able to give any options. The reason am doing this is because am trying to setup a management …

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Hi Is there any function similar to "Wake on Lan" that can reboot a remote computer such as "Reboot on Lan". The problem is that I sometimes need to reboot a remote computer that is not responding, at all. I hope that someone can help me.

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I was thinking of making a server (not anytime soon) but it would be VERY powerful. Basically to run a website which might or might not be as huge as I would hope, but anyway... Since ready up on linux (I use to be on windows but hopefully soon to be completely switch to linux) I do not know why windows is even used? Most places will give you a choice to use windows server or a form of linux and obviously windows costs quite a bit more if you use there equipment. I know because of the activation, but …

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I figured out how to use time in C since the last time I asked a question here. :cool: My new dilemma is that I was wondering if its possible to save user input in a C program so that when the program is closed and executed again it will still have that data stored such as: If Jan checks in for work but is late, the program adds 1 to his late days so that it is now 4 but after being shut down for the night and rebooted next day when it executes again the number of late …

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Several weeks ago I installed Win 7 over Vista on a 64-bit HP desktop. Now after a routine reboot atempt machine acts as if it were dead except the green light on the back showing power on. What now? To make maters worse I had the same problem and found an easy solution but now I don't remember what it was. Help! Thank you

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Hi, I'm new to this forum and would like to ask a question relating to C#. I am trying to make my custom OS, and shutting it down, but I am encountering a problem. Here is what I have so far: [CODE]using System; using Cosmos.Compiler.Builder; namespace CosmosBoot1 { class Program { #region Cosmos Builder logic // Most users wont touch this. This will call the Cosmos Build tool [STAThread] static void Main(string[] args) { BuildUI.Run(); } #endregion // Main entry point of the kernel public static void Init() { var xBoot = new Cosmos.Sys.Boot(); xBoot.Execute(); Console.WriteLine("XCube V0.01"); Console.WriteLine("Type help for …

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Occasionally when I sign in to Windows Live Messenger, it signs me in but upon doing so, the whole system hangs/freezes (Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn’t work, cursor won’t even move) so I have to hard reboot. This doesn’t happen every time, but has been recently happening with greater frequency. I’m using Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit).

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Last night I was trying to install a new vista theme to my computer. Not really know what I was doing I think I deleted something important. After I rebooted and logged on this pop-up shows up: dwm.exe - Unable To Locate Component This applicatoin has failed to start because UxTheme.dll was not found. Re-Installing the application may fix this problem. I click okay and the same pop-up appears for explorer.exe. After all the pop-ups go away my screen is completely black! I can't do anything besides Ctrl+Alt+Delete. Im using my sister's computer right now to write this post. If …

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I have a desktop XP machine that in the last 2 weeks started shutting down randomly and rebooting. It does it now continuously even when trying to start in safe mode... it won't even get that far. I can get into the bios, but it doesn't seem to get me anywhere with this issue. Any ideas?

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I am having a new problem with an older laptop and need some advice. When running a virus scan (Avira free edition and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware) I get the BSOD. Now I'm not sure that it is because of a sneeky virus that's causeing the computer to shut-down and restart, because it also happen when I did a search for a file it caused it to happen again. Then a second time. As a test, I ran a search for a file that I just made up and nothing happened. Then I did it again for another non-existing file and no …

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Don't know exactly what happned but I'm starting to think my wife killed my pc... long story short... my wife plugged in a the audio cord from my gtx 285 to my clr_cmos pins. Upon booting up she said a screen came up asking which CMOS settings to use and she picked last known working settings. After which the computer is now in an infinite loop of restarting after the POST screen..... I've tried updating the bios, a hard reset of the cmos (unplug power and take out battery). And changing multiple things in the bios settings. Doesn't matter what …

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It seems that I caused quite a stir and some arguments among some of my readers with the likes of my [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story254705.html"]5 *nix Myths Busted[/URL] and the ever popular [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story256070.html"]Retraction: 5 *nix Myths Busted[/URL], when I referred to rebooting systems. I never thought that something so benign would cause such a fuss. Though shocked and awed by some of the responses, I can tell you that rebooting a system, any system, is a fact of life. Until now, that is. A new service, created by real geniuses at [URL="http://www.mit.edu"]MIT[/URL], alleviates the need to reboot after patching the Linux kernel. Awesome, …

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