Issues after automatic update(internet/no lock screen password prompt) Solved

  1.    12 Oct 2016 #1

    Issues after automatic update(internet/no lock screen password prompt)

    As it says in the title I am having two issues with Windows Ten, both coming after an update on the 6th of October. The more pressing and annoying is that after the update, whenever my computer goes into sleep mode (closing laptop or simply a longer than expected work break) my computer will wake back up, but when I press any key to go to the password prompt for login, the prompt never appears, and I am forced to restart, oftentimes losing some research I have been doing (I previously had OneTab, but I deleted it in the process of troubleshooting the second issue ).

    The second issue has a temporary fix, but due to the high restart frequency caused by the first issue, has become more prevalent. The issue is that after any windows update, my internet across all browsers is runs painfully slow. After hours of searching and trying suggestions, I stumbled across uninstalling my wifi driver and reinstalling with a reboot. This worked extremely well, and my download speed went from <1Mbps to 30Mbps. The issue is that whenever windows decides to do a small update, I am forced to go through the same process, and Windows seems to enjoy small updates. I am wondering if there is anything I can do to avoid this in the future.

    Thanks for any help in advance!
    Last edited by Uranium; 25 Oct 2016 at 03:11.
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  2.    13 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, regarding the first, you might try this:
    Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Then by way of routine checks: From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
    Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    From an admin command prompt run
    sfc /scannow

    and report results.
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  3.    24 Oct 2016 #3


    Hi dalchina,

    Thanks for the response. First off, it appears that the wifi driver was not the issue. I did not properly isolate variables, and it turned out I did a registry clean at the same time as reinstalling the wifi driver. Upon further attempts at speeding my computer (after it slowed back down), I realized that cleaning the registry, using ccleaner immediately fixed the internet problem. I have done this several times, and the following is the only issue that currently comes up upon registry scan when the internet slows:
    Invalid file reference ImagePath - c:\programdata\rpcnet\bin\rpcld.exe HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\rpcld
    Deleting this registry key miraculously fixes the internet, even without a restart.

    Is there a way to prevent this key from being created?

    Regarding the login screen issue, I turned off the login prompt upon sleep, which bypassed the issue. I am hoping to find a complete solution at some point. Here are the results of the chkdsk:

    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is TI10667700F.

    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.

    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    1158912 file records processed. File verification completed.
    16625 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed.
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    1326908 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
    0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Cleaning up 5308 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 5308 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 5308 unused security descriptors.
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    83999 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    34410168 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.

    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.

    963988533 KB total disk space.
    179229616 KB in 663164 files.
    322980 KB in 84000 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    1296417 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    783139520 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    240997133 total allocation units on disk.
    195784880 allocation units available on disk.

    Internal Info:
    00 af 11 00 0c 66 0b 00 cb 4c 14 00 00 00 00 00 .....f...L......
    fa 04 00 00 a6 6c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .....l..........

    Windows has finished checking your disk.
    Please wait while your computer restarts.

    Lastly, I am currently running a scannow, which is 34% complete...
    ...And it did not find any integrity violations.

    Thanks again for the help!
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  4.    25 Oct 2016 #4

    Hi, rpcnet and rpcld.exe seem to be part of a product called Lojack developed by Absolute Software, sometimes bundled by PC manufacturers for tracking stolen PCs.

    You might be able to check by right clicking the exe and checking properties.

    How do I remove Computrace LoJack from my laptop?
    This might be difficult
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