Recently I have downloaded the bookwalker pc application on my pc. Whenever I double click on the icon on my desktop or try to run it as admin, my cursor would show that its loading but the app never launches. The specs of the bookwalker pc app clearly states that it is compatible with windows 10, and yet it would not launch.
So updated this morning, got the black screen that many others are getting with the mouse. (Alienware x51) I was reading these forums on my phone while tinkering with the computer. About 10 restarts into it, my computer reverted back to 8.1 ... Reading other forums and solutions, I'm currently updating every graphics driver that I can, and crossing my fingers. I figured I would start THIS thread so that people can see if that works. I'm NOT very computer savvy, couldn't figure out how to get to where I could turn off the intel card. So I'm updating everything now, before I reinstall windows 10.
PC froze and wouldn't ctrl-alt-del, so I turned it off from the power supply, and when I turned it back on, I get a black screen with flashing cursor just after the BIOS splash and just before the Windows symbol would normally appear. I've used a recovery usb - refresh, automatic repair, and system restore do not work, and I can't continue booting with the usb, can't get to safe mode.
I had a spare SSD, so installed 8.1 on it and used it to boot the PC, then attached the drive that wouldn't boot as a secondary drive. All of my files/programs appear to be there on the faulty drive, but for whatever reason the Windows 10 installed on it will not boot.
I'm sure the easiest option would be to wipe the trouble drive and reinstall Windows, but there are several work programs that would be a pain to go back and reinstall (would have to call in the vendor). Since the drive itself seems to be working, could I create a new partition and reinstall Windows to it, then uninstall the corrupted version?
I just upgraded my computer to Windows 10 from Windows 8. With Windows 8, my laptop would display a lock screen everytime I turn the computer on, whether it was from sleep or from being shut down. However, immediately after upgrading, my laptop began to skip the lock screen step. Is there a way to turn it back on?
When I want to send a mail to a known person It doesn't show me the email contact when I type name or even his email address. The search contact only works If I have sent someone a mail only from the Windows 10 mail app otherwise it doesn't show the contact which I might have save or synced when I have used it on web and also on windows 8.1 mail app. Why my contacts can't be displayed when I type on Windows 10 mail app.
I'm having with my cd/dvd drive. Since downloading Windows 10 the drive hasn't been working and doesn't show up in This PC. When I put a disk in it it Just spins around for a few seconds then stops. The odd thing is that the drive is recognized by Device Manager which says its working OK.
Just installed Windows 10 on my primary laptop and the lock screen is a solid blue (if I change my theme color, the lock screen changes too). However, I have Windows Spotlight turned on. I've tried setting a static picture or slideshow as the background. I also confirmed that the files needed for Windows Spotlight are indeed downloaded onto my computer. It just refuses to change.It's worth noting that on my secondary computer with Windows Insider builds, I have, and have been having, the same problem.
Since upgrading to Win10 I've noticed as in the title, my action centre won't play any sounds or toast banner notify me at all. When I get an email in gmail, I'll see the icon in the taskbar go white, but absolutely no sounds or anything.
I've checked the settings and they're turned on, so I'm at a loss at what could cause it. Quiet hours are off as well.
This morning I downloaded windows 10. Installed and all that only to find that I couldn't connect to the Internet. I have a belkin USB adapter that allows me to connect wirelessly. The PC didn't recognize it and would not connect. So I connect my dvd drive again so I could reinstall the driver. Now the PC doesn't even show my dvd drive. So I cannot install the software and the it won't connect through Ethernet. I went to the store hoping to find a PCI express card so I could just slap it in and be connected. Walmart didn't carry the item so found this usb to Ethernet thing.
I have two drives, an SSD (with Windows on) and a hard drive (with all my files on).
When using the start menu to search for something, it will only show results that are on my SSD. This is annoying as the majority of the things I'm looking for when searching are on my HDD, so I have to open explorer and go through all my documents trying to find the single file I'm looking for.
I was previously advised to change my indexing options. I've changed my indexing options to include my hard drive when searching, but it has still not changed.
I just currently started having this issue. My computer runs completely fine. However I applied recent windows 10 upgrades and I for some reason had to restart I cant remember why. However after the initial restart the computer simply stayed on and didn't initiate boot. I then turned off the computer and turned it back on. It boots fine, no problems. However if I set the computer to restart from the start menu it will but it wont boot back. It will just stay on and make a louder fan noise but wont reboot?
I have a Barebone PC (Gigabyte GB-BXI3H-5010) which was running Windows 8.1, and now it has been upgraded to Windows 10. I use this PC to run a home server with Plex media server and Plex Home Theater - so I've got it connected to the TV, and the PC is always on. So when I turn on the TV, I have to press any button on the keyboard or move the mouse for the graphics card to kick in, which is fine. But when it does, it goes to a blank desktop. There's nothing there. I can see the open apps listed in the start tray, but none of them open. I'm quite confused to be honest. It's connected via HDMI to an LG TV.
I just received my MSI laptop with Windows 10 and I'm still feeling around on how to use the new OS (upgraded from Windows 7). I plugged in my ext. HDD and something popped up asking something along the lines of "What do you want to do with this?". I was like "Okay, everything's going fine so far."
The problem came when I wanted to eject my HDD though. I couldn't find the icon in the little notifications area with the arrow. I couldn't eject the HDD from "This PC" either. In the end, I just unplugged it, since there wasn't anything too important on it.
I've tried enabling "Quick Removal" in the device manager, but that checkbox doesn't even show up. Instead, it's replaced with the "Write-caching policy" options. I've also tried turning the notifications on in the taskbar, but that doesn't work either. I turned on task manager, safely eject..., and location, but none of them show up. I've restarted my computer as well.
I set up a wake-up alarm in the Computer management --> Task Scheduler that automatically plays a custom mp3 every morning at 7AM.The speaker is in my monitor and it goes sleep 10 min after idle. It's ok, I don't want to keep it turned on for whole nights. But, when the scheduled alarm comes, it does not automatically turn back on the monitor and therefore its speaker doesn't play the MP3 because the monitor remains in sleep.I tired various ways to make the alarm turn the monitor back on but failed.I just need my music file played as an alarm in the mornings.
Random apps are not showing up in the "All Apps" section of the Start Menu after installing a clean version of Windows 10 (not an upgrade), and re-installing all my favorite software, In other words, finding a launcher to countless programs now means visiting "C:/Program Files/WhateverRandomSoftware/launcher.exe." Well, that;'s no fun.