September 10, 2008 at 6:55 pm 2 comments

On my laptop – Vista Home Premium – the soft restart doesn’t work. Never has. Doing this always results in black screen. It gets stuck somewhere. Also doesn’t matter if it is triggered manually or from an installer.

So, that means I have to apply the five second rule : I press the power button for five seconds, then it shuts down. It’s not really a rule, but what the heck, it sounds cool to say : “OK, I guess I’ll have to apply the five second rule”.

Why does my laptop behave like this? Who knows? Who cares? Is there a fix? Who knows? Maybe there is, maybe there isn’t? Why is applying a restart so much harder than shutdown followed by a start? Who  knows? Is there anybody out there who knows what Vista is up to? Has the complexity caught up to the developers? Is the complexity resulting in chaos? Is the chaos resulting in boundless indeterminism? Is indeterminism something like intelligence? Who knows? Anybody?


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  • 1. cornellchapellebell  |  September 12, 2008 at 6:34 am

    It most likely has to do with the ACPI, which is part of your system BIOS. Windows Vista has always been a pretty half-tard operating system, but this was probably the fault of whoever made your motherboard. Try download an Ubuntu Live cd, burn it, and restart your computer with it in the drive. If you restart from Ubuntu and you have the same problem, bitches who made your motherboard be trippin’ balls.

    ’nuff said.

  • 2. Peter  |  September 12, 2008 at 7:46 am

    I just stopped worrying about these things. Let Windows do what it wants, the 5 second rule always allows me to kill and resurrect it! That is, usually, anyway… 😉


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