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Minimserver on Windows 10 notebook
19-04-2018, 16:24
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Minimserver on Windows 10 notebook
I have Minimserver/Minimstreamer running on a Windows 10 Home notebook generally without any problems. This setup allows me to listen to the BBC HLS radio streams on a Reciva internet radio.

The only issue is (and I realise this is not strictly a Minimserver problem) that every now and then the notebook (an Asus E200HA with 2GB RAM) becomes unresponsive and requires a reboot after which I have to manually start Minimserver again. When the Asus is in a frozen state it is obviously not possible to listen to the BBC streams on the internet radio.

I have over 20 years experience with Apple Macs but I know very little about the Windows platform. (The Asus was initially an unwanted gift until I found a use for it as a media server.) If somebody can give me some suggestions for solving this problem I would be most grateful. BTW the notebook is always on mains power, and is set never to sleep.
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20-04-2018, 09:31 (This post was last modified: 20-04-2018 09:31 by simoncn.)
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RE: Minimserver on Windows 10 notebook
When the machine freezes, does the mouse pointer move? If not, this is likely to be a hardware problem.
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20-04-2018, 09:45
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RE: Minimserver on Windows 10 notebook
(20-04-2018 09:31)simoncn Wrote:  When the machine freezes, does the mouse pointer move? If not, this is likely to be a hardware problem.

Everything is frozen, including the mouse pointer.
Following some advice I found on the internet I searched for driver updates and found that there was a firmware update available for this machine which I then installed. I believe this has to do with BIOS (again, like I said before I am not Windows savvy...) Keeping my fingers crossed that the freezes will now stop.

I am also looking to find a way to stop automatic Windows updates, since this usually involves a reboot and when that happens Minimserver needs to be restarted manually (unless there is a way for Minimserver to do this automatically).
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20-04-2018, 11:05
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RE: Minimserver on Windows 10 notebook
(20-04-2018 09:45)Zeewier Wrote:  Everything is frozen, including the mouse pointer.
Following some advice I found on the internet I searched for driver updates and found that there was a firmware update available for this machine which I then installed. I believe this has to do with BIOS (again, like I said before I am not Windows savvy...)
The BIOS has nothing to do with Windows - blame IBM if you must, with their original Intel processor based PC (and more or less everything else that has inherited from it over the past 35 years or so).

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20-04-2018, 11:29
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RE: Minimserver on Windows 10 notebook
If you type start MinimServer on Windows boot into Google, you will find a number of suggestions for how to do this.
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20-04-2018, 12:28
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RE: Minimserver on Windows 10 notebook
Adding a shortcut to Minimserver in the Windows startup folder ensures that Minimserver starts automatically when Windows boots - one problem solved! Let's now wait and see if there are still random freezes.
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