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 view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at (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

Jim Boylen fired as Chicago Bulls coach

first_imgJim Boylen fired as Chicago Bulls coach August 14, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCHICAGO (AP) — Jim Boylen fired as Chicago Bulls coach.last_img

Sturridge Stunner Salvages Point for Liverpool

first_imgSturridge celebrates his spectacular goal at Stamford Bridge A spectacular 89th minute effort from Daniel Sturridge earned Liverpool a deserved draw at Chelsea – but the end of their 100% start to the Premier League season leaves Manchester City top of the table.Eden Hazard’s 25th-minute goal, struck low across Alisson, threatened to make him the Blues’ match-winner against Liverpool for the second time in a week after his decisive strike in the 2-1 victory in the Carabao Cup at Anfield.But the visitors wasted a host of opportunities and were facing their first league defeat of the season until substitute Sturridge curved a magnificent 25-yard left-foot drive high past Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to the delight of travelling fans. Jurgen Klopp’s side fully merited their point, with the disappointing Mohamed Salah missing two chances and having a shot cleared off the line by Antonio Rudiger in the first half, before Xherdan Shaqiri missed an open goal and Roberto Firmino had a header swept off the line by David Luiz after the break.Alisson also made crucial saves from Willian and Hazard as both teams remained unbeaten in the league but had to settle for a draw.Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and Liverpool counterpart Klopp smiled and embraced warmly at the final whistle of a high-class encounter that left them with mixed emotions.Sarri will have been disappointed to see Chelsea concede so late but will have taken much pleasure from aspects of a performance that confirmed they have the qualities to remain in the race at the top of the Premier League this season. With this result on the back of the Carabao Cup in midweek, Sarri can look back on a highly satisfactory start to his Chelsea reign.Klopp will feel the negative of the end of Liverpool’s 100% start to the Premier League season – but he can reflect on a performance that resulted in so many chances created on opposing territory against a team they will rightly regard as close rivals in pursuit of the title.He would have shaken his head in disbelief had Liverpool left Stamford Bridge empty-handed given the golden opportunities they let slip through their grasp. Liverpool, no matter how late they left it, deserved their point.In the final reckoning, however, both Chelsea and Liverpool remain unbeaten with five and six league wins respectively – although the sight of Manchester City above them even after that superb opening is an ominous one.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse plagued by penalties, lack of possession in 5-2 loss to No. 1 Wisconsin

first_img Published on October 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillman Halfway through the second period, Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan became visibly distraught.His team, trailing by a goal to top-ranked Wisconsin, had already committed four penalties in the first period and, while SU was able to get one of the two allowed goals back, the team simply didn’t possess the puck enough to create another chance.This was a usual theme for Flanagan, as a lack of control in the offensive zone along with penalties frustrated both Flanagan and his players. On Saturday afternoon at Tennity Ice Pavilion, Syracuse (0-3-1) committed eight penalties and, though it only resulted in two goals, the Orange needed to remain on the defensive against Wisconsin (6-0), which beat the Orange, 5-2. Shots streamed toward Miller and any possible Orange momentum flagged.While the Badgers commanded the course of action, Flanagan blamed the penalties on the refs; not mistakes by the Orange.“There was a bad call right off the bat and the flow just wasn’t there,” he said. “Wisconsin carried the flow. Just a real poor job of officiating. For us, it’s tough. We held our own. The officiating (contributed to the more physicality). … They didn’t do a very good job managing the game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the previous two games of SU’s series with UW, the Orange surrendered 38 shots to the Badgers. Yet, as SU was able to tally the team’s first two goals of the season on , the Badgers offense ignited in the third period.Abbey Miller, the Orange’s senior goalkeeper, felt that the scoreboard did not justify how the team was playing.“I felt like we played pretty well,” she said. “They are a really good team, but bounces and calls really weren’t going our way. It was kind of a goofy game.”Freshman Victoria Klimek’s tripping penalty forced the Orange shorthanded 36 seconds into action. Even though they escaped with no goal allowed, the call set the tone to the Orange’s physical play. SU went without a skater four times in the first period, with two resulting in goals.The aggression was a specific game plan, said junior defender Allie Munroe.“Playing against the number one team in the country,” she said, “we knew that if we wanted to compete with them we were going to have to get in their faces and win the battles. We knew that we needed to step it up a little bit.”The Badgers’ power-play opportunities allowed them to control the puck. They were able to advance into the offensive zone and fire shots at Miller consistently throughout most of the game.Even while SU was left on the defensive for the majority of the action, the forwards displayed poise in front of the net, converting 24 shots into the first two goals of the season. After sophomore Kelli Rowswell scored a minute into the second period on a power play, freshman Emma Polaski netted her first career goal. For her, though SU lost, she’ll remember the game.But excluding a ten-minute stretch in the second period that included Polaski’s goal, Syracuse struggled to find quality chances on a consistent basis.“It is something that we just have to really harp upon,” Flanagan said. “When you get an opportunity, don’t just pass the puck aimlessly to someone.“Take the time to get your eyes up and get real good shots on net.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Kevin Durant’s original injury involved Achilles, sports doctor speculates

first_imgDurant was scheduled to have an MRI Tuesday to reveal more about his condition.The Warriors rallied from a six-point deficit late in Game 5 to cut the Raptors’ NBA Finals lead to 3-2. The Warriors host Game 6 Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. When Kevin Durant hurt his leg May 8 in the Warriors’ playoff series against the Rockets, many feared it was an Achilles injury.Although Golden State quickly announced Durant had suffered a calf strain, some observers wondered if that initial hunch was correct. Count Dr. David Chao among those skeptics. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Chao spent almost two decades as an NFL head team physician for the Chargers. Today he’s best known for his instant analysis on sports injuries for outlets ranging from the NFL Network to SiriusXM Sports. After seeing Durant suffer another leg injury Monday night in Game 5 against the Raptors, Dr. Chao is convinced his initial theory is correct.Durant, who had not played in 32 days since suffering the initial injury, went down in the second quarter Monday and had to be helped off the court. He left the arena on crutches, and the Warriors reportedly fear he suffered a torn Achilles.Dr. Chao said he made his initial diagnosis last month of an Achilles injury after reviewing video and seeing Durant ice his leg down near the Achilles. After reviewing video of Monday’s incident, he said it appears Durant’s calf muscle was so strong it overpowered his Achilles, which he says can be seen rippling in his lower leg in this replay.Pay attention to how #KevinDurant right calf contracts violently. Beleive it or not, the strength of the gasteocnemius muscle contracting so quickly/forcefully is what tears the Achilles tendon.— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) June 11, 2019The violent muscle contraction and “ripple” is evidence the muscle overpowered the tendon,” Dr. Chao wrote Tuesday in the San Diego Union-Tribune. “It is like in a game of tug-of-war — if the rope breaks or the other side let’s go, the “winning side” falls down backwards in a heap. In this way, Durant had to have a strong calf muscle to tear his Achilles, which speaks against a calf muscle strain.”The theory here (not fact) is that Durant had some partial injury to his Achilles that the Warriors knew about and treated appropriately with over a month’s rest and made a calculated risk/reward decision that didn’t work out.”Dr. Chao studiously points out he is “in no way being critical of the Warriors or their medical staff.”It’s all a matter of semantics.“’Calf’” is not technically wrong, as they did not say calf muscle and the Achilles can be considered part of the calf/lower leg area,” Dr. Chao wrote. “The team doctors do not give the verbiage to reporters; the team makes that call. “Again, to be clear, I am not saying the doctors misdiagnosed a potential Achilles as a calf. The likelihood is they knew exactly what was going on but that doesn’t get translated to the public.”There would be obvious reasons for the Warriors to avoid using the term “Achilles” for the initial injury. With Durant possibly headed off into free agency this summer, an Achilles injury sounds more ominous than a calf strain.last_img read more