I have been having a problem with Windows 8.1 Pro for a few months now. Every time windows, java, drivers, or anything updates and the PC is restarted, after login, it acts as though its a fresh install. When everything is loaded, the start window is blank and so is the desktop. When I press the windows key, to go to desktop, there is an error. I can not remember exactly what it says but next time I update i will edit it in. It basically says that, "The desktop cannot be found." along with it listing the directory for it.
So I searched for months and have not found a fix or a lot of people with the same thing. I did however get a clue about RPC (remote procedure call). I figured out a quick fix for this but every time there is a new update its back to the beginning. These are the steps I take
press windows key to view desktop close all errors Alt+Ctrl+Del Services tab Find RPC (remote procedure call) witch will be stopped every time. Start the service (Witch appears to do nothing) Details tap Find explorer.exe and end the process Click File Run New Task Explorer.exe
After all of that the desktop starts to load and everything is back to normal except the appearance settings. I then restart the PC and as long as there is not other update in that time, Everything is just the way its suppose to be, appearance and everything.
I tried just restarting Explorer.exe and it will just cycle and give the same error.
I Im getting an error when trying to add a components it says visual basic 6.0 object library not registered and underneath that it shows cwindowsyswow64mscomctil.ocx, how can i fixes this I have tried a lot of programs to fix the registry error fixes , but it still dose not work. What can I do to make my visual basic 6.0 work, I have installed and uninstalled the software and i still get this error.
I have a customer that brought in his windows 8.1 machine because after responding to a "Call from Microsoft" he let them into his computer. I would like to preface this with the fact that in the pact he has indeed let the real Microsoft into his machine to assist with 8.1 setup so I don't think he realized until too late that it was a scam.
I haven't seen this type of lockout since the days of windows 2000. I cant even boot with a cd. I have checked and reset the bios to no avail.
Having problems with facebook calling on win8.1 RTM? Sometimes I get " The software that powers video calling is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."
Other times I get " It looks like a program on your computer may have blocked your video calling software" reinstalled the plugin several times but i still get the same errors. Seems to be blocked by something inside Win 8.1 ...
I just bought a new laptop with windows 8 on and I m a bit lost....
I installed the yahoo messenger for windows 8 and I noticed that everytime I open a chat window with my contacts, the video call and call button are disabled and it says something like the other person doesn t have the right settings to make a video call? I can still do video calls on yahoo. I also got skype but yahoo for windows 8 seems a bit more similar to the messenger for windows 7..
I just upgraded our computer to Windows 8, but it crashes during a Skype session. I installed the Windows 8 desktop version of Skype, not the app version. I need the small window on top of the screen, and this is only possible with the desktop version, not with the Windows 8 app version!!
I already reinstalled Skype, but the problem persists.
Having problems with facebook calling on win8.1 RTM? Sometimes i get " The software that powers video calling is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."
Other times i get " It looks like a program on your computer may have blocked your video calling software" reinstalled the plugin several times but i still get the same errors. seems to be blocked by something inside Win 8.1....
I don't want necessarily to remove SKyDrive but it annoys the hell out of me when my files go to it and not to Documents which is where I want them. I do not know how to stop Skydrive being the first port of call for all my saved files or how to replace it with the good old fashioned Documents File. I am sure I am not alone in thinking that the Microsoft techies did a lousy job trying to better Win7 with this appalling Windows 8.1. I am about to buy a new laptop but what was once a real pleasure is now going to be a pain in the neck to have to get a new laptop with Windows 8 on it.
I've had BSOD's before a clean install of Windows 8.1. Ran diagnostics and updated drivers and even did a memtest (6 hours 10 tests) no errors.
After clean install... no problems for 3 days and I've recorded everything I've added or installed in a journal.
As soon as I jumped on a Skype call I got a BSOD. Couldn't catch the error... it was overstack buffer of some sort.
Before the clean install I had BSOD's occur from Gaming and Skype.
All drivers are up to date and I don't seem to have any hardware issues because of all the tests I've run.
Could updating these cause problems:
PCI Simple Communication Controller SM Bus Controller
Here's what was removed and now things work:
App name Publisher Version Audacity 2.0.5 Audacity Team 2.0.5 Camtasia Studio 8 TechSmith Corporation 126.96.36.1998 Catalyst Control Center AMD 1.00.0000 Dell System Detect Dell 188.8.131.52 Intel(R) Manageability Engine Firmware Recovery Agent Intel Corporation 184.108.40.206960 Intel(R) Management Engine Components Intel Corporation 220.127.116.116 LAME v3.99.3 (for Windows) Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 10.0.40219 Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 10.0.40219 Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) - 11.0.50727 Microsoft Corporation 11.0.50727.1 Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) - 11.0.50727 Microsoft Corporation 11.0.50727.1 My Dell PC-Doctor, Inc. 3.5.6426.22 System Requirements Lab for Intel Husdawg, LLC 18.104.22.168 Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:28 PM
SKYPE needs an ID (usually a Microsoft ID). Now is there anyway I can test a connection from My computer to phone or the reverse. AS I have only a single Microsoft ID I can't test this. I don't want to wait until I'm over at someone else's house to set this up. Is there a way you can test a SKYPE video call between your own laptop and your mobile. I just want to see if the video works both way.
I have a new Windows 8 pc and I need to connect to our website's remote SQL Server database. Everything works fine on our older Windows 7 pc's, but on Windows 8 I get a "The server was not found or was not accessible..." error.
Our hosting company has us use a VPN in order to connect to SQL Server and the VPN shows that it is connecting fine so that should not be causing this problem. We have a MS Access front end application that we use to view and edit data and I have tried using that to connect and I have also tried using SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and they both return the same above error. Both of these options work fine on my Windows 7 laptop.
We have Norton Internet Security installed on all of our pc's here and I also tried disabling that, but I still got the same above error so I don't think Norton is causing this problem either. I believe this must be something related to Windows 8.
I've been researching this online and I tried to ping our server and it worked from a Windows 7 pc right next to me and timed out on my Windows 8 pc. Unfortunately, this is not my area of expertise so I don't really know what that means.
I have a strange problem with Remote Desktop on Windows 8 RTM. I have two servers at home, with several virtual machine on them, and only uses Remote Desktop to connect to my servers and VM. I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 on my servers and Windows 7 on some of my test VMs. I have no problems at all connecting to all my servers and VMs from my Windows 8 computer.
But I can not connect to any of my Windows 8 VMs. I have enabled Remote Desktop, I have added my user, I have set password in Windows 8, I have opened the firewall. But still, I can't logon from my Windows 8 Enterprise computer. It's only says that I use the wrong login info. But I use the right one.
Another strange thing is that I can connect from any other Windows 8 virtual machine to one of the Windows 8 VMs with Remote Desktop enabled. So I know all the settings is correct. And the issue is not on my Win8 VMs, but on my computer.
I have tested this issue on two computers now, one with Windows 8 Enterprise and one with Windows 8 Pro. I have found out that if I use a Microsoft account as user on my computers (not local account) I can't connect to any other Windows 8 computer. I can connect to Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
If I use a computer with a local account, I can connect to all types of Remote Desktop, also Windows 8 (all versions). I'm using Remote Desktop allot, and had plans for setting up a Windows 8 RDC VM on my server to use for my "desktop". But since I'm using Microsoft account on both my laptops, RDC do not work against Windows 8 RDC.
If I use a Microsoft account on my virtual machine, with the same logon info as my laptops, I can connect from my laptops also. But I do not want to use my e-mail and password on every virtual machine I setup, and I wont use local accounts on my laptops.
I have a Windows 8 laptop. Windows 8 came pre-installed means it is Windows 8 Core/ OEM version, if that matters.
my other two laptops are Windows 7 laptop and Macbook Pro plus android handset.
sometimes all the three laptops are ON and operational and are connected through WiFi.
I have Remote Desktop Sharing enabled in my Windows 7 laptop I have installed third party RDP server in my Macbook Pro I have enabled Remote Desktop Sharing in Windows 8 laptop
Chart below shows kind of working sketch
Client Device Server Device Result Windows 8 Laptop Windows 7 Laptop OK Macbook Pro Windows 7 Laptop OK Android Handset Third Party RDP Client Windows 7 Laptop OK Windows 7 Laptop Macbook Pro Third Party RDP Server OK Windows 8 Laptop Macbook Pro Third Party RDP Server OK Android Handset Third Party RDP Client Macbook Pro Third Party RDP Server OK Windows 7 Laptop Windows 8 Laptop No Responce Macbook Pro Windows 8 Laptop No Responce Android Handset Third Party RDP Client Windows 8 Laptop No Responce I tried using both IP and netBIOS name. Ping works just fine in both ways.
Now, One thing is clear. something is wrong in Windows 8 settings or something.
assuming that Remote Support is allowed in here... is there something I am missing in Windows 8 configuration?
I am running windows 8 pro, I have the "alow remote access" checked as I should and I have read plenty of threads on how to do it. Now, when I am at work, I want to remote into my home desktop. My work pc is win 7 pro. When I enter my home ip it gives the "cannot connect" either the computer is this or that etc.
I followed the guide but to no avail. AS long as my home pc is set to accept remote connections, why am I having this issue.?
I had a PC running Windows 7 Pro with SP1, in a remote location, that I would wake up using WOL and then operate using Remote Desktop. At the conclusion of the session I would shut down the pc until I needed it again. I upgraded that PC and now find that WOL using Windows 8.1 will only work if the PC is in the Hibernate mode. That's fine but I can't find a way to put it in Hibernate using Remote Desktop. While using Remote Desktop my choices are limited to Disconnect and Sign out. There is no command line command to put the Windows 8.1 pc in hibernate mode.
How I can put the remote Windows 8.1 pc into hibernate at the end of a remote desktop session so I can restart it with WOL when needed again?
I keep my laptop with standard windows 8 on. But when I go out, I would like to remote control laptop using ipad or android tablets. I tried teamviewer. It makes lot of data traffic. But I am not sure whether that is optimal compared to other free remote control softwares available. I tried with logmein also. But logmein does not free have android app.
My criteria is 1) free software 2) with less internet data traffic compared to others 3) ease of use
I did NOT create a restore point before doing the upgrade.
About a week ago, I updated my Windows 8 laptop (a year-old Lenovo Ideapad) to Windows 8.1. At first, it appeared that the upgrade went flawlessly. After a couple of hours though, the crack started showing. I found two issues:
1. I could connect to the internet after a reboot, but if I didn't ACTIVELY continue working on the internet, the connection would die. The only way that I could get it to 'resume' was to reboot. I was using a wireless connection. Tried a wired connection with the same issue. No other machine on the network were experiencing the issue.
2. I use Remote Desktop EXTENSIVELY to connect to client machines. All connections work EXCEPT for one which uses an RD Gateway within the connection. That connection will appear to start connecting after I enter the credentials, then simply close. No error. No message. The RDP connection simply closes. I tried building the connection again from scratch. Same issue.
3. Meanwhile, I noticed that my email (via Outlook 2010) never stopped...THAT part of the internet connection remains 'solid'. Very odd.
No matter what troubleshooting I did, I couldn't solve the problem. So, I decided to see if it was Windows 8.1 or my machine.
I went out an purchased (albeit probably temporarily) a brand new Toshiba Satellite (L55-A5284) with Windows 8.1 ALREADY INSTALLED. No upgrade required. I turned on the machine, and did NOTHING ELSE, but create a Remote Desktop connection to my client. I was able to connect instantly. YEAH! Must be MY upgrade on the Lenovo, not Windows 8.1.
Then, things get REALLY weird (or weirder). I signed off of the client site (I mean, after all, I'd proven that it was my old machine and NOT Windows 8.1, hadn't I?). Almost as soon as I'd signed off and shut the computer off, I realized that I needed something from the client machine. Since it will take me a while to restore my Lenovo, I figured that I'd get work taken care of first, and went to turn on and use the new laptop (Toshiba). Well, imagine my surprise when I could NOT CONNECT again via RDP on the new Toshiba with nothing additional installed on it except for the Remote Desktop connection.
I had let the system update Windows when I shut down and figured that it must be the update that was just installed, so I restored the machine back to factory (I mean why not...I had only created one Remote Desktop connection on the machine). After the restore THE CONNECTION WORKED AGAIN. Sign on, check. Sign off, check. Sign on again, NOPE. Restore computer (again), Sign on, check. Sign off, check. Sign on again, NOPE. So, while I am far from being a hardware specialist, it seems to me that something isn't 'releasing' when I sign off. EVEN A REBOOT (hard or restart) doesn't work. The only thing which solves the issue is a RESTORE - either the kind that saves your files or the one that resets to factory...either one 'resets' the connection, so that I can get on again ONE TIME.
I'm guessing that whatever's the issue with the new laptop (Toshiba) is also causing the internet instability AND the RDP problem on the old laptop (Lenovo).
I purchased a GMYLE Windows media remote to control dvd software on my computer which works fine but the remotes nav, play and pause buttons etc also at the same time controls iTunes, is there a way to stop the remote controlling iTunes?
Just some info, obviously it does not happen when iTunes is closed but I like to keep it running all the time to download podcasts in the background and don't really want to keep closing it when I want to watch a dvd.
Also I went into iTunes/preferences/devices and ticked the box "only allow paired or home sharing remotes to control itunes" but every time I open iTunes preferences again the box is un-ticked.
I remotely support a couple of relatives using Team Viewer, and am able (and do) to sometimes go into their systems to carry out updates without them being there.
I would like to leave a sticky note of some sort on their Windows 8.1 start screens after I have been there to tell them what I have done. I would like them to easily delete the note once it has been read. Is this possible on the start screen, or is the way that it works unsuitable for this sort of thing?
Any simple application that can do this? I have looked on the web for suitable applications, but those that I have found seem unsuitable for one reason or another.
Since I have upgraded to 8.1 my remote control no longer works it is detected in device manager and driver is installed but when I click skip,play, stop etc nothing happens. I use it mainly for my music.
Is there a way to get it working again. I use the default music app to play music which I preferred the old version to be honest.
My old desktop (upstairs) and my laptop are both running Windows 7. I can very easily use remote desktop connection from my laptop to the upstairs computer. My new desktop (downstairs) runs Windows 8.1. I use a local login, not the Microsoft login. My user name and password are the same on all three computers, and all three are on the same home network.
When I launch remote desktop connection from the Windows 8 machine, and enter the name of the Windows 7 machine, along with my User name and password (same on all three computers), the Windows 7 screen (from the upstairs machine) appears along with "The user name or password is incorrect".
I have been trying to remote into my Windows 8.1 desktop from outside my home network using the RDC program for Apple.
The basic setup from within the home network works fine. I turned on the port forwarding and DNS stuff on my ASUS router and that worked fine from within my homework network. When I go outside my home network, it get to the certificate message and then throws a tsl1_alert_internal_error and dies.
The other day, I built my first server (Well, not really built it, It was an HP Pavilion XD) I set it up perfectly with Windows Home Server 2011 and when I went to set up remote access, I get this (the attachments).
My router is a Linksys WRT160Nv2. I set up UPnP and did what Microsoft said here for my router: Windows Home Server Router Setup