Windows 10: Why are the Microsoft Technicians Acting So Strangely?

Discus and support Why are the Microsoft Technicians Acting So Strangely? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Every few days, lately, they call me from different randomly generated and/or hijacked telephone numbers to tell me that my computer is exhibiting... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Amy1CW, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Amy1CW Win User

    Why are the Microsoft Technicians Acting So Strangely?


    Every few days, lately, they call me from different randomly generated and/or hijacked telephone numbers to tell me that my computer is exhibiting alarming behavior. Has probably been hacked. And I should press 1 NOW so they can fix all these issues and clean my device and my bank account for me.


    I thought the Real Time Protection and Windows Defender were supposed to take care of my device.

    As for my bank account I can empty THAT without any help, thank you.



    So, anyone else getting these strange calls from Shady Microsoft?

    :)
     
    Amy1CW, Jul 8, 2019
    #1
  2. Rohit_SG Win User

    Connect to technician

    Hi Lee,



    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community Forums.



    We would be happy to assist you. However, we will not be able to connect to any technician from other support channels. If you want to contact a technician with your case number, you need to connect through the same channel (Phone/Chat) for support.



    We provide technical suggestions for any queries in Windows. You can provide us the details of the issue and we’ll be glad to assist you with the troubleshooting steps which you can follow to resolve the issue.



    Have a nice day!
     
    Rohit_SG, Jul 8, 2019
    #2
  3. ACT Pro 2013 will not open in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    The most likely causes on a standalone are a damaged or invalid .pad file or SQL is not running, or is damaged.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if the issue persists.


      • Click your Windows Start button, choose Run and type in actdiag.


      • When ACT! Diagnostics comes up, click Databases, the Database List.


      • Locate your database in the list, right-click on it and select Detach. Make sure you know the filepath to your database before detaching it.


      • When the database has been detached, open My Computer (or Windows Explorer) and browse to the location of your database.


      • Locate the .PAD file for your database [database name].pad and delete it.


      • Reopen ACT!...you will get a message that the last database opened cannot found, then will be taken to the Open Database dialog box.


      • At the bottom of this box, change the Files of Type to .adf, browse to the location of your database and double-click on the .adf file for your database.


      • You will get a message that ACT! will verify your database, click OK and ACT will reattach your database to SQL and create a new .pad file.

      • Hope this helps.
     
    Arvind Ram, Jul 8, 2019
    #3
  4. Why are the Microsoft Technicians Acting So Strangely?

    Explorer Crashes and Acts Strange

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you to download the ISO file for Windows 10 from the referred link and perform a repair using the same Installation Media and see if the issue can be resolved.

    Please follow the below steps.

    Step 1: Follow the below link to create an ISO image for Windows 10.

    Link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    This issue could occur due to corrupted Master Boot Record. A boot sector is a part of hard disk or any storage device which contains machine code. A Boot Sector loads the machine code stored in the storage device. Master
    Boot record
    is a type of boot sector. Whenever a computer boots, the master Boot record executes. To repair MBR follow below steps.

    • Insert media such as (DVD or flash drive).
    • On the Install now screen, select Repair your computer.
    • Select Troubleshoot, followed by Advanced
      options.
    • From Advanced options, launch a command prompt windows,
      and enter the following command:
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr

    • Once the command is finished, reboot your computer the normal way and check if it helps.
    Hope this information helps. Please post us if you need any further assistance with Windows.

    Thank you.
     
    Sagnik_Chakraborty, Jul 8, 2019
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