Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

Vista Reduced Functionally Mode

microsoft.public.windows.vista.performance maintenance






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-25-2008
Stan Gilbert
 

Posts: n/a
Vista Reduced Functionally Mode
I was late in activating my copy of Vista Ultimate, it went into RFM and now
that it's activated, it still won't come out of RFM, I even installed SP1 in
hopes that would bring it back. What else do I need to do to get my desktop
and functionally back, this program cost me to much money for it to be so
screwed up like it is.

Can someone please offer me advise on how to get my computer out of RFM?

Another problem while I'm writing this is, my computer's Task Manager is
grayed out, how can I activate it so it can be used?

Thanks for your help and/or advise in advance.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-25-2008
Brink
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Vista Reduced Functionally Mode

Stan Gilbert;758505 Wrote:
> I was late in activating my copy of Vista Ultimate, it went into RFM and
> now
> that it's activated, it still won't come out of RFM, I even installed
> SP1 in
> hopes that would bring it back. What else do I need to do to get my
> desktop
> and functionally back, this program cost me to much money for it to be
> so
> screwed up like it is.
>
> Can someone please offer me advise on how to get my computer out of
> RFM?
>
> Another problem while I'm writing this is, my computer's Task Manager
> is
> grayed out, how can I activate it so it can be used?
>
> Thanks for your help and/or advise in advance.


Hi Stan,

Stange. If your Vista is activated, then it should not be in RFM. This
tutorial may help you get out of it.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/12...lity-mode.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn


--
Brink

*There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
them.*
'*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
*Please post feedback to help others.*
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-25-2008
Stan Gilbert
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Vista Reduced Functionally Mode


"Brink" wrote:

>
> Stan Gilbert;758505 Wrote:
> > I was late in activating my copy of Vista Ultimate, it went into RFM and
> > now
> > that it's activated, it still won't come out of RFM, I even installed
> > SP1 in
> > hopes that would bring it back. What else do I need to do to get my
> > desktop
> > and functionally back, this program cost me to much money for it to be
> > so
> > screwed up like it is.
> >
> > Can someone please offer me advise on how to get my computer out of
> > RFM?
> >
> > Another problem while I'm writing this is, my computer's Task Manager
> > is
> > grayed out, how can I activate it so it can be used?
> >
> > Thanks for your help and/or advise in advance.

>
> Hi Stan,
>
> Stange. If your Vista is activated, then it should not be in RFM. This
> tutorial may help you get out of it.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/12...lity-mode.html
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> Brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
> them.*
> '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>

Shawn ...

Thanks for the reply, I looked over the information you sent and read your
comments, I agree, Vista should not be in RFM once it is activated. I paid
over $400 for Vista Ultimate and I be damned if I buy another Product Key
from Microsoft for a product that should work out of the box. If I reinstall
I lose all important data if I don't back it up or move it, that ranges right
now nearly 750GBs, It won't do an upgrade so I don't lose my stuff, it want
to do a clean (new) install, one of my friends did that and Vista wouldn't
accept his Product key again, told him it was for Windows Server 2008, or if
wasn't a valid key.

All I want is to get my desktop functions back. I've never been so
disappointed in a product as I am Windows Vista. Since I've install SP1 that
nullifies the RFM if I'm reading these comments correctly.

Like so many others before me, Apple MAC is looking better and better, never
hear any problems with their OS, as it stands today, I'd never recommend
Vista to my company or our clients, it's a nightmare.

I'll work this out or trash this mess, write it off as a bad experience and
move on to a more reliable OS.

Again thanks for the advise, sorry for the rant, but this is quite
frustrating

Regards
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-25-2008
Brink
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Vista Reduced Functionally Mode

Stan Gilbert;758659 Wrote:
> "Brink" wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> > > Stan Gilbert;758505 Wrote:> > > > >
> > > > > I was late in activating my copy of Vista Ultimate, it went into
> > > RFM and
> > > > > now
> > > > > that it's activated, it still won't come out of RFM, I even
> > > installed
> > > > > SP1 in
> > > > > hopes that would bring it back. What else do I need to do to get my
> > > > > desktop
> > > > > and functionally back, this program cost me to much money for it to
> > > be
> > > > > so
> > > > > screwed up like it is.
> > > > >
> > > > > Can someone please offer me advise on how to get my computer out of
> > > > > RFM?
> > > > >
> > > > > Another problem while I'm writing this is, my computer's Task
> > > Manager
> > > > > is
> > > > > grayed out, how can I activate it so it can be used?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for your help and/or advise in advance.> > > >
> > >
> > > Hi Stan,
> > >
> > > Stange. If your Vista is activated, then it should not be in RFM.

> > This
> > > tutorial may help you get out of it.
> > >
> > >

> > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/12...lity-mode.html
> > >
> > > Hope this helps,
> > > Shawn
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Brink
> > >
> > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
> > > them.*
> > > '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
> > > *Please post feedback to help others.*
> > > > >

> Shawn ...
>
> Thanks for the reply, I looked over the information you sent and read
> your
> comments, I agree, Vista should not be in RFM once it is activated. I
> paid
> over $400 for Vista Ultimate and I be damned if I buy another Product
> Key
> from Microsoft for a product that should work out of the box. If I
> reinstall
> I lose all important data if I don't back it up or move it, that
> ranges right
> now nearly 750GBs, It won't do an upgrade so I don't lose my stuff,
> it want
> to do a clean (new) install, one of my friends did that and Vista
> wouldn't
> accept his Product key again, told him it was for Windows Server
> 2008, or if
> wasn't a valid key.
>
> All I want is to get my desktop functions back. I've never been so
> disappointed in a product as I am Windows Vista. Since I've install
> SP1 that
> nullifies the RFM if I'm reading these comments correctly.
>
> Like so many others before me, Apple MAC is looking better and
> better, never
> hear any problems with their OS, as it stands today, I'd never
> recommend
> Vista to my company or our clients, it's a nightmare.
>
> I'll work this out or trash this mess, write it off as a bad
> experience and
> move on to a more reliable OS.
>
> Again thanks for the advise, sorry for the rant, but this is quite
> frustrating
>
> Regards


Stan,

By chance, is your Vista an upgrade version?

Shawn


--
Brink

*There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
them.*
'*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
*Please post feedback to help others.*
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-26-2008
Stan Gilbert
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Vista Reduced Functionally Mode


"Brink" wrote:

>
> Stan Gilbert;758659 Wrote:
> > "Brink" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Stan Gilbert;758505 Wrote:> > > > >
> > > > > > I was late in activating my copy of Vista Ultimate, it went into
> > > > RFM and
> > > > > > now
> > > > > > that it's activated, it still won't come out of RFM, I even
> > > > installed
> > > > > > SP1 in
> > > > > > hopes that would bring it back. What else do I need to do to get my
> > > > > > desktop
> > > > > > and functionally back, this program cost me to much money for it to
> > > > be
> > > > > > so
> > > > > > screwed up like it is.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Can someone please offer me advise on how to get my computer out of
> > > > > > RFM?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Another problem while I'm writing this is, my computer's Task
> > > > Manager
> > > > > > is
> > > > > > grayed out, how can I activate it so it can be used?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks for your help and/or advise in advance.> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi Stan,
> > > >
> > > > Stange. If your Vista is activated, then it should not be in RFM.
> > > This
> > > > tutorial may help you get out of it.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/12...lity-mode.html
> > > >
> > > > Hope this helps,
> > > > Shawn
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Brink
> > > >
> > > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
> > > > them.*
> > > > '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
> > > > *Please post feedback to help others.*
> > > > > >

> > Shawn ...
> >
> > Thanks for the reply, I looked over the information you sent and read
> > your
> > comments, I agree, Vista should not be in RFM once it is activated. I
> > paid
> > over $400 for Vista Ultimate and I be damned if I buy another Product
> > Key
> > from Microsoft for a product that should work out of the box. If I
> > reinstall
> > I lose all important data if I don't back it up or move it, that
> > ranges right
> > now nearly 750GBs, It won't do an upgrade so I don't lose my stuff,
> > it want
> > to do a clean (new) install, one of my friends did that and Vista
> > wouldn't
> > accept his Product key again, told him it was for Windows Server
> > 2008, or if
> > wasn't a valid key.
> >
> > All I want is to get my desktop functions back. I've never been so
> > disappointed in a product as I am Windows Vista. Since I've install
> > SP1 that
> > nullifies the RFM if I'm reading these comments correctly.
> >
> > Like so many others before me, Apple MAC is looking better and
> > better, never
> > hear any problems with their OS, as it stands today, I'd never
> > recommend
> > Vista to my company or our clients, it's a nightmare.
> >
> > I'll work this out or trash this mess, write it off as a bad
> > experience and
> > move on to a more reliable OS.
> >
> > Again thanks for the advise, sorry for the rant, but this is quite
> > frustrating
> >
> > Regards

>
> Stan,
>
> By chance, is your Vista an upgrade version?
>
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> Brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
> them.*
> '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>

Shawn ...

Sorry for the delay in responding, to answer your question, it was Brand New
out of the box. And for some reason my Task Manager is grayed out and will
not work, that also sucks. I've been using Microsoft since Windows Version 1
came out, Vista has got to be the worst I've ever come across.

Stan
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-26-2008
Gordon
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Vista Reduced Functionally Mode
"Stan Gilbert" <StanGilbert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0DB2F589-5A36-4650-822E-060D484906B9@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Brink" wrote:
>
>>
>> Stan Gilbert;758659 Wrote:
>> > "Brink" wrote:
>> > > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > Stan Gilbert;758505 Wrote:> > > > >
>> > > > > > I was late in activating my copy of Vista Ultimate, it went
>> > > > > > into
>> > > > RFM and
>> > > > > > now
>> > > > > > that it's activated, it still won't come out of RFM, I even
>> > > > installed
>> > > > > > SP1 in
>> > > > > > hopes that would bring it back. What else do I need to do to
>> > > > > > get my
>> > > > > > desktop
>> > > > > > and functionally back, this program cost me to much money for
>> > > > > > it to
>> > > > be
>> > > > > > so
>> > > > > > screwed up like it is.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Can someone please offer me advise on how to get my computer
>> > > > > > out of
>> > > > > > RFM?
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Another problem while I'm writing this is, my computer's Task
>> > > > Manager
>> > > > > > is
>> > > > > > grayed out, how can I activate it so it can be used?
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Thanks for your help and/or advise in advance.> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > Hi Stan,
>> > > >
>> > > > Stange. If your Vista is activated, then it should not be in RFM.
>> > > This
>> > > > tutorial may help you get out of it.
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/12...lity-mode.html
>> > > >
>> > > > Hope this helps,
>> > > > Shawn
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > --
>> > > > Brink
>> > > >
>> > > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
>> > > > them.*
>> > > > '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
>> > > > *Please post feedback to help others.*
>> > > > > >
>> > Shawn ...
>> >
>> > Thanks for the reply, I looked over the information you sent and read
>> > your
>> > comments, I agree, Vista should not be in RFM once it is activated. I
>> > paid
>> > over $400 for Vista Ultimate and I be damned if I buy another Product
>> > Key
>> > from Microsoft for a product that should work out of the box. If I
>> > reinstall
>> > I lose all important data if I don't back it up or move it, that
>> > ranges right
>> > now nearly 750GBs, It won't do an upgrade so I don't lose my stuff,
>> > it want
>> > to do a clean (new) install, one of my friends did that and Vista
>> > wouldn't
>> > accept his Product key again, told him it was for Windows Server
>> > 2008, or if
>> > wasn't a valid key.
>> >
>> > All I want is to get my desktop functions back. I've never been so
>> > disappointed in a product as I am Windows Vista. Since I've install
>> > SP1 that
>> > nullifies the RFM if I'm reading these comments correctly.
>> >
>> > Like so many others before me, Apple MAC is looking better and
>> > better, never
>> > hear any problems with their OS, as it stands today, I'd never
>> > recommend
>> > Vista to my company or our clients, it's a nightmare.
>> >
>> > I'll work this out or trash this mess, write it off as a bad
>> > experience and
>> > move on to a more reliable OS.
>> >
>> > Again thanks for the advise, sorry for the rant, but this is quite
>> > frustrating
>> >
>> > Regards

>>
>> Stan,
>>
>> By chance, is your Vista an upgrade version?
>>
>> Shawn
>>
>>
>> --
>> Brink
>>
>> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
>> them.*
>> '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
>> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>>

> Shawn ...
>
> Sorry for the delay in responding, to answer your question, it was Brand
> New
> out of the box. And for some reason my Task Manager is grayed out and will
> not work, that also sucks. I've been using Microsoft since Windows Version
> 1
> came out, Vista has got to be the worst I've ever come across.
>
> Stan



Have a look here:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/12...lity-mode.html

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-26-2008
Brink
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Vista Reduced Functionally Mode

Stan Gilbert;759561 Wrote:
> Shawn ...
>
> Sorry for the delay in responding, to answer your question, it was
> Brand New
> out of the box. And for some reason my Task Manager is grayed out and
> will
> not work, that also sucks. I've been using Microsoft since Windows
> Version 1
> came out, Vista has got to be the worst I've ever come across.
>
> Stan


Stan,

For the Task Manager, this tutorial may help you on that.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...e-disable.html

Since this is brand new, you might consider taking it back to where you
got it and tell them to fix it for free or exchange it for another one.
A new computer should not do this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


--
Brink

*There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
them.*
'*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
*Please post feedback to help others.*
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2008
Stan Gilbert
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Vista Reduced Functionally Mode


"Brink" wrote:

>
> Stan Gilbert;759561 Wrote:
> > Shawn ...
> >
> > Sorry for the delay in responding, to answer your question, it was
> > Brand New
> > out of the box. And for some reason my Task Manager is grayed out and
> > will
> > not work, that also sucks. I've been using Microsoft since Windows
> > Version 1
> > came out, Vista has got to be the worst I've ever come across.
> >
> > Stan

>
> Stan,
>
> For the Task Manager, this tutorial may help you on that.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...e-disable.html
>
> Since this is brand new, you might consider taking it back to where you
> got it and tell them to fix it for free or exchange it for another one.
> A new computer should not do this.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> Brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
> them.*
> '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>


Shawn ...

It has always been my understanding that stores will not take back software
once it's been opened after leaving the store, the computer works fine, I was
referring to the software when I said "It should have worked out of the box."

Anyway is there a way to by-pass the WINLOAD.EXE I have tried all the things
you suggested. I keep getting the "ACCESS DENIED" statement when U attempt to
do the BCDEDIT or any of the other methods mentioned in the several different
forum idea you've sent.

Can I delete the WINLOAD.exe file and let Vista rebuilt it, or can I copy
one from another working copy of Vista and does it matter if it is the
version? I have access to a copy of Vista Home Premium I can use to get a
copy of the WINLOAD.EXE the only thing I see that might be a problem is, the
path to where Vista Ultimate is installed is different. Worth a try Hmmm!

I can recreate the WINLOAD.EXE using the method you suggested, copy it to
the Ultimate and then restore the original copy, that should solve the
problem.

Stan
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2008
Nonny
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Vista Reduced Functionally Mode
Stan Gilbert <StanGilbert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>
>
>"Brink" wrote:
>
>>
>> Stan Gilbert;759561 Wrote:
>> > Shawn ...
>> >
>> > Sorry for the delay in responding, to answer your question, it was
>> > Brand New
>> > out of the box. And for some reason my Task Manager is grayed out and
>> > will
>> > not work, that also sucks. I've been using Microsoft since Windows
>> > Version 1
>> > came out, Vista has got to be the worst I've ever come across.
>> >
>> > Stan

>>
>> Stan,
>>
>> For the Task Manager, this tutorial may help you on that.
>>
>> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...e-disable.html
>>
>> Since this is brand new, you might consider taking it back to where you
>> got it and tell them to fix it for free or exchange it for another one.
>> A new computer should not do this.
>>
>> Hope this helps,
>> Shawn
>>
>>
>> --
>> Brink
>>
>> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
>> them.*
>> '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
>> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>>

>
>Shawn ...
>
>It has always been my understanding that stores will not take back software
>once it's been opened after leaving the store,


You are correct.

>the computer works fine, I was
>referring to the software when I said "It should have worked out of the box."
>
>Anyway is there a way to by-pass the WINLOAD.EXE I have tried all the things
>you suggested. I keep getting the "ACCESS DENIED" statement when U attempt to
>do the BCDEDIT or any of the other methods mentioned in the several different
>forum idea you've sent.
>
>Can I delete the WINLOAD.exe file and let Vista rebuilt it, or can I copy
>one from another working copy of Vista and does it matter if it is the
>version? I have access to a copy of Vista Home Premium I can use to get a
>copy of the WINLOAD.EXE the only thing I see that might be a problem is, the
>path to where Vista Ultimate is installed is different. Worth a try Hmmm!
>
>I can recreate the WINLOAD.EXE using the method you suggested, copy it to
>the Ultimate and then restore the original copy, that should solve the
>problem.
>
>Stan

Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article ID: 925582 The behavior of reduced functionality mode in Windows Vista KBArticles English 0 10-22-2007 20:00
Reduced Functionality mode Woodishi microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 5 05-04-2007 00:47
Recover from Reduced Functionality Mode BlogFeed Windows Vista Blogs Forum 0 04-05-2007 16:28
Vista entering reduced functionality mode without warning =?Utf-8?B?U2hlbGJ5IENhaW4=?= microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation setup 12 03-05-2007 00:38
Networking - reduced mode Diamontina Cocktail microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking sharing 3 01-26-2007 16:07




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:48.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120