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

Carmen Ruby Floyd Begins Performances in Chicago on Broadway

first_img from $49.50 View Comments Broadway’s Chicago has a new Countess of the Clink! Carmen Ruby Floyd will step into the role of Matron “Mama” Morton on September 29, taking over from Carol Woods. Related Shows Floyd has been seen on the Great White Way in After Midnight, Porgy and Bess, Avenue Q and The Lion King. Other theater credits include Cotton Club Parade, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Ham, Crowns and Blind Lemon Blues. She has appeared on screen in Law & Order, Rubicon, Mercy, One Life to Live and Coach. Chicago The current cast of Chicago also stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as Billy Flynn and Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart.last_img read more

Colombia Concludes 2018 with Success in the Fight against Organized Crime

first_imgBy Myriam Ortega/Diálogo January 22, 2019 During joint, coordinated, and interagency operations carried out in the last quarter of 2018, the Colombian Armed Forces dismantled the most important support network of the Residual Organized Armed Group (GAOR, in Spanish) Estructura Primera, in the south-central part of the country. The Colombian Army, National Police, and Attorney General’s Technical Investigation Corps led the operations that facilitated the capture of six members of the criminal ring. The criminals, alias Capuyo, Chamizo, Cocuyo, La Flaca, Nadin, and Rigo, had arrest warrants for extortion; murder; aggravated conspiracy to commit a crime; terrorism; use, production, and storage of antipersonnel mines; and transport and storage of illicit substances. The ring operated in the municipalities of El Retorno and Calamar, Guaviare department, and controlled riverine corridors in the region. By dismantling this network, the Armed Forces dealt a blow to the financial subsystem of Estructura Primera. Colombia concluded 2018 showing its commitment to put an end to organized crime and fight for the security of people. Kingpin goes down Authorities made the first arrest in October 2018. The 22nd Jungle Brigade and troops of the 32nd Land Operations Battalion, among other Army units, deployed to Calamar municipality to arrest William Alexander Álvarez Hoyos, alias Chamizo, leader of the GAOR’s support network. “We did six to seven months’ worth of thorough intelligence and prosecution work on this criminal, until the arrest warrant was issued,” Army Colonel John Mauricio Acuña Aldana, commander of the 24th Jungle Infantry Battalion who participated in the operation, told Diálogo. With 13 years in the network, Chamizo received direct orders from Iván Mordisco, the GAOR’s main leader. He was in charge of collecting money coming from the extortion of shopkeepers, stockbreeders, and farmers, as well as the cocaine base paste to be sold. Chamizo is also responsible for the murder of several people who refused to pay what the criminals demanded. During the same operation, authorities captured two other dissidents, Rigoberto Guerrero Otálora, alias Rigo, and Nadyn Parada Redes, alias Nadin. According to the Army, at the time of the arrest, the criminals rode motorcycles and carried 10 kilograms of cocaine base paste. Two other operations took place in October, in El Retorno and Calamar municipalities. The security forces’ actions ended with the arrest of Luis Lozano Buriticá, alias Capullo, and Luz Dary Patiño Ascencio, alias La Flaca. Detention of a sixth member The last gang member was caught on November 18, in an operation in El Retorno municipality by troops of the Army’s 22nd Jungle Brigade and the 24th Jungle Infantry Battalion. A human source allowed the Army to locate and detain Luis Orlando Castilla Molano, alias Cocuyo, who was the logistics coordinator of the GAOR’s support network since 2014. “This criminal is very important in the organization [the GAOR Estructura Primera],” said Col. Acuña. “His role was prominent in that sector; for example, he obtained war and military material. He was in charge of almost all the logistics flow in that sector.” Units of the security forces monitored the area, as well as the movements of Cocuyo and his accomplices, for months, collecting the necessary intelligence to launch the operations and facilitate the group’s prosecution. “We conducted an occupation operation in those locations [El Retorno and Calamar]. We arrived around August, and started intelligence work to get the exact location of these GAOR members,” said Col. Acuña. Invincible forces According to the Army, the dismantlement of this criminal network destabilized Estructura Primera’s finances, but also affected its organization and command system, because the group lacked time to train new members who could be trusted. The Army also indicated that some of the youth who led the organization fled with the money collected. “This is a very sensitive job. We managed to penetrate the structures, find out details about their modus operandi, and become aware of how these tentacles operate,” Army Colonel Federico Alberto Mejía Torres, commander of the 22nd Jungle Brigade, told Diálogo. “Right now, we are working on seizing assets, because we know about many of their properties.” Col. Mejía said that from October to December 2018, the Armed Forces captured 11 members of several GAOR. Thorough intelligence work, conducted with support from the institutions and agencies of the country’s security forces, contributed to the latest achievements, he said. “Like the motto of the [Colombian Armed Forces] General Command says, together we are invincible,” Col. Mejía concluded. “This joint work enabled us to bring together all the intelligence, the best personnel, all aimed at confronting these terrorists, who still operate illegally.”last_img read more