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Author Topic: The most stupid Windows error?  (Read 2166 times)

rjbull

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The most stupid Windows error?
« on: October 19, 2014, 04:31:21 PM »
I run Vista Home Premium, 32-bit, UAC On, user account.  When I want to shut down, I close open application programs, click on the desktop, press Alt-F4, choose Shut down.  Occasionally I get this BSOS Black Screen of Stupidity:

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Windows can't shut down because Windows is shutting down?  :huh:>:(
« Last Edit: October 19, 2014, 04:37:03 PM by rjbull »

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Re: The most stupid Windows error?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 04:33:04 PM »
But don't you want to hear that awesome logoff sound?

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Re: The most stupid Windows error?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 04:38:15 PM »
But don't you want to hear that awesome logoff sound?
Is there a "smiley" for apoplexy? :tellme:

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Re: The most stupid Windows error?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 04:42:50 PM »
I run Vista Home Premium, ...

Every second version of Windows... Darn that meme just keeps on giving!

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Re: The most stupid Windows error?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 06:25:01 PM »
What I hate is before I can read the screen and decide what I want to do, it does what it wants anyway.  It may as well put that television bullseye with the radar scan line that rotates 360 degrees to count down the seconds.  No message.  I'll just know to wait for it to shut down.  :)

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Re: The most stupid Windows error?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 03:11:14 PM »
I run Vista Home Premium, ...

Every second version of Windows... Darn that meme just keeps on giving!
The well-liked Win7 and hated/despised Win8 seem to make the unloved Vista Win6 and well-liked XP Win5.  So I wondered if there was some kind of ju-ju related to odd vs. even version numbers, and what Microsoft were thinking of to take the risk of jumping over Win9...

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Re: The most stupid Windows error?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 03:15:39 PM »
If they keep skipping numbers we'll be back to Win95 in no time.  But it may be 128 bit.  :)

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Re: The most stupid Windows error?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2014, 04:17:01 AM »
What I hate is before I can read the screen and decide what I want to do, it does what it wants anyway.

Never saw it long enough to figure out what it was.  Thought maybe i was shutting down too quickly?  Not giving certain apps a chance a close?

By the time it happens again... I have forgotten to watch for it.  Glad it's not major.  :)
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Re: The most stupid Windows error?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 04:36:38 AM »
But don't you want to hear that awesome logoff sound?
Is there a "smiley" for apoplexy? :tellme:

 maybe  :stars:  or  :tease:   first (more)

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Re: The most stupid Windows error?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2014, 06:10:07 AM »
The well-liked Win7 and hated/despised Win8 seem to make the unloved Vista Win6 and well-liked XP Win5.

And 2000?

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Re: The most stupid Windows error?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2014, 05:31:40 PM »
The well-liked Win7 and hated/despised Win8 seem to make the unloved Vista Win6 and well-liked XP Win5.

And 2000?

That's the big problem with that meme. It requires you to ignore NT 3.5, 4, and 5. Windows XP isn't version 5 BTW. Windows 2000 is NT 5 and XP is 5.1 IIRC.
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