Preventing Windows From Starting Before Certain Time
Sep 15, 2014
I'm just messing around with some configurations, at the moment with the aim of increasing productivity on my Win 8 laptop. I just scheduled a shutdown task, to be run every night and in the process I was wondering if there's anyway to prevent either:
Your computer from starting before a certain time or the operating system from logging you in before a certain time.
As an example, say I wanted to limit access to my computer before 9am how could you go about this?
Just today, my desktop's been unable to boot into the login screen on Windows 8.1 due to a blue screen that appears for a split second, and forced the PC to restart. Some of this, I think, should be surely linked to the GPU, as it's left me with a black screen and loud fan noise about three of four times today. Each time I've restarted the PC, it's been able to to get back into Windows, though this time it's just giving me a BSOD that I can barely see at all.
What I'm wanting to know is how can I get it to show me the information for me to diagnose it. Could I use a shortcut on the keyboard, or will the information be saved somewhere?
I just had a BSOD for the first time, it occurred during a shutdown. A program was preventing the shutdown, but I couldn't tell what it was (was trying to go to sleep). It occurred after encountering some weird problems. First after playing Mass Effect 3, my Ethernet port was somehow disabled, and I couldn't connect to the internet. Then I decided to play some insurgency, then insurgency crashed. I had to close it via task manager along with steam. After that I decide to shutdown my computer, it was taking long, and then it BSOD.
Afterwards I ran a sfc scan, and it came up saying something like it found some corrupt files but couldn't fix them all
I fixed the ethernet port problem, by re-enabling it (I was still able to connect to the internet via WiFi). Also ran a virus scan with Mcafee nothing showed up.
Code: SourceWindowsSummaryShut down unexpectedly Date2014-03-15 5:07 AM Status Solution available Problem signature Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.2.9184.108.40.206.768.101 Locale ID: 4105Extra information about the problem BCCode: 9fBCP1: 0000000000000004BCP2: 000000000000012CBCP3: FFFFFA8011FA71C0BCP4: FFFFF8004B0EB810 OS Version: 6_2_9200Service Pack: 0_0Product: 768_1Bucket ID: 0x9F_4_IMAGE_L1C63x64.sys
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Minidump file attached .....
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I've had the computer for just over a year and it has always had windows 8.
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And I don't seem to be able to reinstall the windows store.
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