GEEK: Persistent popup windows may indicate several updates are needed

first_img Twitter By admin – February 25, 2018 GEEK: Persistent popup windows may indicate several updates are needed Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest>> Jeff Werner is a software engineer and has been writing this column since 2007. Q: For the past 8 or 10 days, I’ve been getting a popup in the lower right of the screen which tells me there is a Windows update and I should click on either “restart now,” or “remind me tomorrow.” I first clicked on “restart now”. I later received another popup that said the system was busy when I tried the update so it could not take action. The next time I first made sure nothing was running and then did the restart with the same result. I am now clicking on “remind me tomorrow” when it appears. In addition, two more options have appeared in the “Start” menu, they are: “Update and shutdown” and “Update and restart”. Any ideas? I don’t know how to capture the popups because they go away pretty quickly.– Don K.Shalimar, FloridaA: The first thing that comes to mind, Don, is to wonder if you’re dealing with more than one update. If the system needs to be restarted, it generally occurs after an update takes place – not before. I discussed the reason for this at length in a recent column. The short version is that certain files that need to be updated are locked open by the operating system while it is running, and the only way to access them is to do so either while the system is shutting down, or before the boot process progresses to the point where the files are once again locked.Now, having said all that, one important thing to know is that not all updates require a restart. Those that do require one cause the behavior you described. So, the reason that I mention all of the above is so you understand that Windows is asking you to either restart now, or be reminded later, because it has an update to perform (possibly more than one) that it knows is going to require a restart.So, you said you clicked “Restart Now” but you didn’t say whether the system actually restarted. When it says “Now” it means exactly that. So, if you continued working, or if the system did not immediately go into shutdown mode, something else was happening on the system that prevented the system from shutting down as planned. This can happen when certain high-priority processes are running, or for something as mundane as a program such as Microsoft Word prompting whether you want to save your current file before exiting. If such a dialog is left on the screen, there is a good possibility that Windows won’t shut down, because it is actually attempting to prevent you from losing your work. If this happened, or if something else prevented Windows from shutting down, you would indeed get a message that the system was busy when it tried.So, you went on to say that you did the restart, and got the same result. Again, I would question whether you’re certain you’re dealing with a single update and not several; each of which requires a restart (this is a rarity, but it does happen).Have you tried either or both of the other options that you mentioned that appeared in your menu? Their presence confirms that the update(s) in question cannot be performed while the system is running, and must be systematically applied during a reboot.Of course, it is always possible that this is not multiple updates, and instead is a single update that keeps failing each time you try to install it. This happens occasionally (Thanks, Bill!). Such updates may require elevated privileges to successfully install, or require a file path that’s not available on your machine due to a vendor-specific Windows installation. If one of these situations is indeed happening, you can get more information by going into Windows Updates and looking at the Update History. You get there by clicking Start->Settings, then select “Update & Security” and then “Advanced options” and “View your update history”. The list contains all the successful and failed attempts at performing updates, and should give you more information on why a given update failed.As for capturing the failure dialogs, you only need to be quick enough to hit a single key in order to capture them. I covered methods of grabbing the contents of the screen in Issue #503 and Issue #540, both of which can be found in the column archives over on ItsGeekToMe.co.To view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at ItsGeekToMe.co (not .com!) Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: Avoid mishaps rambling around ‘the happiest place on earth’Next articlePermian Basin Drilling Report: Feb. 15 – Feb. 21 admin WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Hydock to debut ‘Taking Sides: The story of Audrey Sheppard Williams’ tonight

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Man charged with 2016 rape on Troy campus arrested Police have arrested a former Troy student indicted on a charge of first-degree rape in connection with an incident on… read more Sponsored Content Lawrence Bowden, BHS president, said there is a stir of excitement about an opening night event at the We Piddle Around Theater.“We are honored to bring this original story to the We Piddle Around Theater as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration,” he said. “There’s a lot of interest about a story of someone from our county who played an important role in Hank Williams rise to fame.”But “Taking Sides” is not a story about Hank Williams. It is a story about Audrey Sheppard Williams. Hydock’s preparations for telling the story include vast amount of research, personal interviews with family members and visits to the place Audrey Sheppard called home. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Hydock to debut ‘Taking Sides: The story of Audrey Sheppard Williams’ tonight Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen The tickets have been sold, the stage is set and tonight the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge will present the premiere of “Taking Sides: A Story of Audrey Sheppard Williams” by nationally acclaimed story performer Dolores Hydock. Audrey Sheppard walked away from the red clay fields of Pike County into the glaring spotlight of her husband, country music legend, Hank Williams. The spotlight was not always kind to the young woman from rural Pike County. Harsh, at times. “When Audrey Sheppard Williams was suggested as a possible subject for a story, I never suspected that researching the story would introduce me, not just to Audrey, but to a fascinating family full of strong women, all of whom were incredibly generous in sharing their stories and memories about Audrey,” Hydock said. “Working on this story also led me to explore some unexpected questions: Who gets to tell your story? Whose memory of you will be considered the ‘true’ one? How much of a person can we ever really know?“I am excited to be bringing this new program to Audrey’s home county and to the town where she worked. I hope that even people who think they knew her will discover another side to her compelling and complicated story.”Dolores Hydock describes herself as “a storyteller from Birmingham.” However, she is originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, the home of Luden’s Cough Drops. She came to Alabama as a college student and realized she was “at home.” Hydock has told stories at several events at the We Piddle Around Theater, including the Chili Country Christmas, June Buggin’ and the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival.  She has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and other major story festivals. The We Piddle Around Theater is proud to welcome Lenny Trawick, Gary Garrett and Danny Brown as the featured preshow entertainment. The opening of the Audrey Sheppard Williams Story will be tonight and Saturday night at the We Piddle Around Theater. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 10:48 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019 Email the author But even a piece of tissue paper has two sides. The sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society wanted to take a closer look at the life of Audrey Sheppard, at the other side.And who better to do that than nationally acclaimed storyteller/story performer Dolores Hydock, said Mernette Bray, a member of the BHS storytelling committee. “Dolores Hydock has performed at our theater several times and we have seen her perform at other events,” Bray said. “We’ve heard her tell the story of Sally Foster, a young girl during the Civil War, and just as intriguing was her story of ‘Dr. Ruth’ Westheimer. We are excited to have her tell a story of Audrey Sheppard.” Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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MacDonald joins Sherwood at Villa

first_imgAston Villa have appointed Kevin MacDonald as the club’s assistant manager. MacDonald joins first-team coach Mark Robson and performance analyst Seamus Brady as part of Sherwood’s new-look backroom team. He had been at Forest since the summer as lead professional development phase coach and took the club’s Under-18 side to the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals. Sherwood said on Thursday he was looking for a long-term assistant to help him rebuild Villa. He said: “I am still giving thought to the assistant manager, whoever I bring in will be the correct one for myself and the football club. I’ll make sure I’ll get that one right. I would rather not jump into it. I want someone for the long-term at the club, to help me build it.” Press Associationcenter_img The 54-year-old has left Nottingham Forest to return to Villa Park and become Tim Sherwood’s new number two, and will be in the dugout for Saturday’s visit of Stoke. MacDonald was previously reserve team manager at Villa and was also caretaker boss in 2010 following the exit of Martin O’Neill. last_img read more

International rules manager to be revealed

first_imgAfter losing-out to a strong Australian selection in Perth last year, Ireland will be looking to regain the Cormac McAnallen trophy when the Aussies come to Croke Park for a one-off Test on Saturday, November 21st.last_img

Anxious wait as Africa readies for World Cup draw

first_imgGhana and nine other African sides will discover on Monday which country they must defeat to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.The Black Stars together with Ivory Coast, Algeria, Nigeria and Tunisia are seeded for a play-off draw with Egypt, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal and Ethiopia, all unseeded.Monday’s draw ceremony will be held at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.Two-leg ties will be played between seeded and unseeded sides with the five aggregate winners going to the finals in Brazil.Also a separate draw will determine who plays at home first.The first legs are scheduled for October 11-15 and return matches for November 15-19. Top five seeds in Pot 11. Ivory Coast2. Ghana3. Algeria4. Nigeria 5. TunisiaUnseeded five in Pot 26. Egypt7. Burkina Faso8. Cameroon 9. Senegal10. Ethiopialast_img read more