Re: Add-on Updater: patch release candidate for update checking and key error problem
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Hi Joseph, it seems that the computer issue that made my machine unbootable was nvda trying to do an update while it was trying to tell me about an add on update. Can add on updates be made manual?
Quite what actually happened is hard to say, but nvda did a restart and when it tried to it locked up the keyboard.
So the only recourse was to use the button but this time instead of waiting a few seconds and booting into either safe mode or the normal boot it got stuck before this and somebody had to go into the bios and tell it to reboot manually.
We have since proved this to be the issue twice, so on my installed copy, which is now reinstalled Add on updater has been removed and also I had to manually remove it from the folder in app data/nvda as well as we kept on getting an error as it said it had a pending update but of course it had not add on updater so it got into a bit of a spin and completely scrambled nvdas keyboard input for no good reason I can deduce. Using the mouse my friend got my portable copy running instead then I went in and manually deleted the pending add on updater update and so far, fingers crossed no crashes of nvda with dead keyboard.
Whether this is a specific windows 7 issue or a mismatch with another add on is not really clear, but I'll keep the add on updater in my portable copy and see if that fixes the issue. I suspect 9 times out of ten, a button shutdown of windows will in fact work but now and again, not. somebody needs to invent a talking bios!