Microsoft is helping Windows 7 customers deal with poor startup performance in the context in which they have at least one external SATA port that is not used.
The Redmond company has confirmed an issue related to the latest iteration of the Windows client, in which customers can experience sluggish boot times on computers that have an unused external SATA port.
And while the software giant is not offering affected users an update to resolve the issue, it is providing them with a hotfix which can be downloaded from Microsoft Support.
“You experience a long startup time on a Windows 7-based computer that has an unused external SATA port,” reads Microsoft’s description of the problem.
For those not familiar with SATA, the acronym stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, and is essentially a consumer mass storage interconnect designed for the ATA command protocol. More »
Microsoft has worked to allow customers running Windows 7’s predecessor to resolve issues that caused backups to fail via a fix offered for download. According to the Redmond company, users of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 can experience failures of the backing up process and the logging of Event ID 12293 on their computers. The software giant did not explain the source of the problems or offer any details beyond describing the issue itself; however, it did confirm that Service Pack 1 and SP2 releases of both Vista and Windows Server 2008 could experience backup glitches.
“You try to perform a backup on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. However, the backup stops immediately after it starts. Additionally, the following event is logged in the Application log: Event ID: 12293; Source: VSS; Message: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Error calling a routine on a Shadow Copy Provider,” read the symptoms offered by Microsoft.
While an update is not available to resolve the problem, Microsoft is indeed offering end users a resource designed to prevent further failed backups. In this regard, a hotfix can be grabbed from Microsoft Support that will help customers deal with the issue at hand. As is the case with all Windows hotfixes, the company is emphasizing that the fix is designed to resolve exclusively the problem described above and that unaffected customers need not apply the resolve. More »
One of our readers Vimal reported us a problem saying: “windows not genuine , this comes when I start my Windows XP“.
This is one of the most common problem which is faced by lot of windows users these days as they don’t have the legit copy of windows XP.
This message as shown in the image above appears every time the user logged in windows, with a timer of some seconds before the Resolve Later button got enabled, all this delayed the entire windows logon process.
Let’s see how can we resolve this issue More »