Fix Black Screen With Blinking Cursor When Windows 8 Restarts After Shutdown or Hibernation

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Windows 8 operating system upon force restart displays black screen with a blinking cursor. This issue occurs when restarting Windows 8 after it is shutdown or is in hibernation and you have set turn on fast startup power option. Most of the time, the cause of this kind of problem are due to bad drivers or other third-party programs, but not this time. To fix this issue, Microsoft has released a hotfix (Fix413812). Announcing the hotfix (KB 2756559) for the problem, Microsoft support website has identified two scenarios which may cause the issue. Typically the issue has been found in Windows 8 installations that is Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) compliant and that has a UEFI/GPT configuration. Microsoft has asked only affected users to install the hotfix and asked its users to wait for the next P1 which will have this hotfix. Therefore, if you are running Windows 8 and haven't faced the issue yet, do not install this hotfix. …
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Complete Guide: How To Install iOS 6 Update On Your iOS Device?

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Apple has released iOS 6 update for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPod Touch 5th gen and iPod Touch 4th gen. iOS 6 update includes a number of new features and refinements. The new iOS 6 update removes Google Maps and now includes Apple Maps app with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, new Siri capabilities (now supports devices like iPad 3), Facebook integration, Shared Photo Streams, FaceTime improvements and a lot more. You can upgrade your compatible iOS device easily by using either of the three methods described in this article. But first you should back up your iOS device before your install the update. More details after the break. …
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How to Quickly Reboot / Shutdown Windows 8?

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Windows 8's new user-interface changes most traditional ways users used to interact with Windows. With the removal of some basic Windows elements, like the Start Menu, most users are now installing third-party apps to handle the job. Windows 8 also lacks a quick way to shutdown (turn off) or restart the computer. Windows 7 had the quickest way to shutdown and restart the computer. But the lack of quickly doing this in Windows 8 surprises many. For most users who are not tech-savvy this is very confusing. Also Windows 8 won't boot you directly to the desktop. Back to the topic, users who have tested the upcoming operating system will agree that switching off or rebooting in Windows 8 takes more than a few clicks. Well after tinkering a lot, I have found out few ways which may help you quickly reboot or shutdown Windows 8. …
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Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool

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Microsoft .NET Framework is an important part of Windows operating systems. That is why, Microsoft preinstalls .NET Framework in every Windows operating systems. As with all other Microsoft software, the software giant releases updates for .NET Framework. Most of the time, .NET Framework updates complete without an issues. But sometime, those updates do not completes correctly. For addressing issues related to installing Microsoft .NET Framework updates, Microsoft has released the Microsoft .NET Framework repair tool. …
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How To Remove/Uninstall Hidden Devices (Ghosted Devices) From Windows?

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Device Manager normally displays only non-Plug and Play devices, drivers, and printers when you click Show hidden devices on the View menu. It doesn't display hidden devices that are installed but not connected anymore to the computer (also called "ghosted" devices). So, basically in Device Manager, there are two types of hidden devices in addition to the devices that are displayed; Typical, hidden devices like non-Plug and Play devices and Phantom (Ghosted) devices that are not connected to the computer. As you go on attaching and removing different devices to Windows, the number of ghosted or hidden devices increases. This causes different types of errors related to driver install. It also hampers system performance (though often negligible), since Windows tries to find all these devices at start-up. There is a simple workaround to display these ghosted devices in Device Manager. After displaying them, you can remove ghosted devices from your computer. There is also a simple …
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The Restart Page: Experience Vintage Operating System Reboot Process

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Ever wondered how the old vintage operating systems shutdown and restart sequence looked like? Well, it may not be possible to get your hands on the real systems now. It may also not be possible to install them just to experience it. Here's a cool website called The Restart Page. As the name goes, the website lets you experience shutdown and restart sequences of vintage operating systems in your browser. You can find vintage operating systems like Workspace, NeXT, Rhapsody, Windows 1.1, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Apple Mac OS, and more. …
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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts To Master Windows 8 Metro UI

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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for public download. Many of you are already testing it out while some of you are still busy downloading it. At a glance, Windows 8 with its Metro UI seems to be mainly optimized for touchscreen input. But if a user delves further, especially those who are confined to traditional keyboard and mouse input, will be glad to find that Windows 8 supports a huge number of keyboard shortcuts to help them interact easily with the new interface. In fact, most of these new shortcuts are mainly to interact with the Metro user interface. For instance, if a user presses Windows Key + C, the operating system will display the Charms bar. …
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