Starting Safe Mode in Windows 7
Safe mode in windows enables accessibility for resolving issue of your computer. Safe mode is useful where your computers are not able to start normally. Below are the three fast steps to follow for starting system in safe mode having windows 7.
Step 1: Firstly, you’ll need to shut down your computer and restart it. Before the windows splash screen appears, press F8 key, this will take you to the advanced boot options. If it does not take you to the advance boot option page, then you must have missed it. Restart you computer and follow this step again.
After reaching advanced boot option page, you will find three safe mode options such as safe mode, safe mode with networking, and safe mode with command prompt. Now look at the meaning of these options. First one that “Safe Mode” stands for a default option, it is one of the best options to use, since it will load merely the steps you need go through. “Safe Mode with Networking” loads those processes, which are needed for running windows, and it requires internet access. “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” starts only those processes, which are required for starting Windows and subsequently open command prompt.
Command Prompt enables you to solve the window problems, executes batch files etc.
Step 2: for all these options, you will have to make use of keyboard keys to select the option and press enter.
Step 3: Make sure that whenever you want, any troubleshooting, you must log in as Administrator. After finishing troubleshooting, restart your computer.
Managing AVG Resident Shield
The main security process of AVG antivirus program and AVG Internet Security is AVG Resident Shield. This feature is also available in the free version. This feature helps our system by scanning the files that are opened, copied, or saved. They prevent the virus infected files and damaged files from being opened. The AVG Resident Shield provides protection in all the vital areas of our system.
Sometimes the shield may show its status as Inactive, Disabled, Not Working, or Not Loaded. This can be seen in the control centre or in the AVG User Interface. In such a situation the computer is not protected.
The Windows Security Center prompts a red icon warning message in the notification area or in the system tray on the task bar, stating that the security protection status of the virus protection or malware protection or spyware is disabled.
When this issue occurs, AVG does not have the built-in mechanism to activate or enable the security on its own as the whole setting of the AVG Resident Shield has been modified. This may also occur due to sudden deactivation or disabling of the active status even though it is active in the configuration.
The AVG Resident Shield runs as soon as we install the software or when a program is updated. To fix and again enable the protection shield is pretty easy:
Simply go to the Tools menu and select the Advanced Settings. A tree menu appears where you need to select Resident Shield. Here you will see that the check box for Enable Resident Shield is already checked i.e. it is already activated.
Uncheck this check box and click on apply so that the AVG Resident Shield is truly deactivated. Now, check the Enable Resident Shield check box again to finally enable it. Click on apply for the changes to take effect. Your AVG Resident Shield starts working properly now.
If the above method is unable to resolve the problem then restart the computer and the issue will be taken care of automatically. If this does not work too then the last resolve is to uninstall the AVG and install it latest version from the internet.
I’ve noticed one thing in common. Troubleshooting computers is not an easy task, especially for those who use computer for general purposes and nothing too geeky.
For some it’s as easy as swallowing a piece of cake, but there are lot out there for who it is like, looking for a needle in a haystack.
I thought about adressing this issue and hence starting with a new category “Troubleshooting computers“, where I’ll put things I have an idea about, discuss and help readers with their problems. Not that this will be the ultimate place where you’ll find solution for all your problems, but with some help you’ll be able to swing things your way and make things work better and meanwhile it’ll be a learning experience for me as well.
Here, I’ll discuss things that you should consider before wetting your feet with silicon chips and circuits.