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Computer bluescreens after sleeping overnight

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by alexh1, Jul 1, 2007.

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  1. alexh1

    alexh1 Thread Starter

    Apr 21, 2007
    My computer bluescreens when I wake it via the mouse after sleeping overnight. It never does this during the day.

    I know what's causing this...it's too many simultaneous or near simultaneous scheduled operations (especially on weekends which is the default for many of them). I need to change the default scheduling to avoid conflicts but it seems to me this is one glaring oversight by MS. Even a lowly sprinkler system controller knows that sprinklers set to come on at the same time have to be "stacked" to avoid problems!!! Come on MS!

    Also, Vista has a fairly sophisticated task scheduler that can even send e-mails at specific dates/times automatically yet we can't properly schedule the updates and other routine tasks to avoid conflicts?

    One of the reasons I went to Vista so soon is because with older windows, when I turned on my computer to start work I often spent up to an hour and several re-starts performing all the updates and maintenance. Vista, together with a sleep mode that actually works to save power, promised more work time and less time fixing things..or so I thought.

    OK, I'll stop ranting.

    Anyhow, here are the programs that can be scheduled and my comments. I have the trial Live Onecare.

    Defrag - good idea.

    Update - a good idea but every time I have done this manually it's asked to re-start the computer. That might be OK but it could also create problems. I have noticed if you turn off auto update Live OneCare complains loudly.

    Defender - It appears that if you have Live Onecare this shut off - I saw some messages on this but I'm not sure. This illustrates another problem with Live OneCare - too much overlap with native Vista functions really muddies things IMO.

    Tune Up - another function of LiveOneCare. Again there is massive overlap with the built in functions and you can't turn this off.

    Virus Scan - obviously a good idea.

    Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone achieved the goal of near 100% automatic maintenance of their computer or is it just another MS pipe dream?

    PS. I made some detailed comments on Live Onecare in the security forum.
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