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NVDA reverting to default setings

John J. Boyer
Yesterday, when I tried to use my windows machine it seemed unresponsive. Today, when my sighted assistant came in we
found that NVDA had reverted to default settings. I am deaf-blind and use a braille display. The reversion deprived me
ofv my computer. This should be fixed. I have no idea of what caused it.

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Re: NVDA reverting to default setings

Brian Gaff Lineone downstairs
Sounds like either windows used a previous last known good boot up and the
settings  were scrambled for nvda and it always goes back to defalt if no
known good setting file is present. I'm not sure what could be done about
this.
 If Microsoft could  indicate what it had had to do and perhaps start up
narrator with the Braille support it might help but this is not due till the
next update of 10 and without the driver known for your display how could it
know what to do in any case. In such circumstances there is little anyone
can do. Might be interesting to try to figure out why the computer had to do
this, though I have to say trying to find the error logs and interpret them
is very hard and even then its not always possible. it could be a mains
spike or some kind of malware or even nearby storms. It could be cables
inside the computer like a drive cable going intermittent or a dying hard
drive.

The list I'm sure is endless.
 The best plan I suppose is to keep on  making a portable back up with all
settings and at least it might make a restoration easier.
 Brian

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> Yesterday, when I tried to use my windows machine it seemed unresponsive.
> Today, when my sighted assistant came in we
> found that NVDA had reverted to default settings. I am deaf-blind and use
> a braille display. The reversion deprived me
> ofv my computer. This should be fixed. I have no idea of what caused it.
>
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> AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
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Re: NVDA reverting to default setings

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Did the machine perhaps recover from a serious error by moving to a last
known good point?
 It can occur in cases like this if the .ini files get scrambled for nvda,
that it will ignore the ini file and create a new default one.
 I don't see any real way out of this unless you can be sure it was only
nvda itself that was the issue in the first place. It will be a bit late now
to retrieve the log of the first boot up when it was defaulting to  the  old
settings of course.
 Brian

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Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:45 PM
Subject: [Nvda-devel] NVDA reverting to default setings


> Yesterday, when I tried to use my windows machine it seemed unresponsive.
> Today, when my sighted assistant came in we
> found that NVDA had reverted to default settings. I am deaf-blind and use
> a braille display. The reversion deprived me
> ofv my computer. This should be fixed. I have no idea of what caused it.
>
> --
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> AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
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Re: NVDA reverting to default setings

Willem Venter
Also, make sure that automatic saving of configuration is not enabled.
A combination of NVDA crashing and that setting can lead to a
corrupted configuration.

On 2/19/17, Brian's Mail list account BY <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Did the machine perhaps recover from a serious error by moving to a last
> known good point?
>  It can occur in cases like this if the .ini files get scrambled for nvda,
> that it will ignore the ini file and create a new default one.
>  I don't see any real way out of this unless you can be sure it was only
> nvda itself that was the issue in the first place. It will be a bit late now
>
> to retrieve the log of the first boot up when it was defaulting to  the  old
>
> settings of course.
>  Brian
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> From: "John J. Boyer" <[hidden email]>
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> Subject: [Nvda-devel] NVDA reverting to default setings
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>> Yesterday, when I tried to use my windows machine it seemed unresponsive.
>>
>> Today, when my sighted assistant came in we
>> found that NVDA had reverted to default settings. I am deaf-blind and use
>>
>> a braille display. The reversion deprived me
>> ofv my computer. This should be fixed. I have no idea of what caused it.
>>
>> --
>> John J. Boyer, President
>> AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
>> Email: [hidden email]
>> website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
>> Status: 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT
>> Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
>> Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM
>> services
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