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"Add or Remove Programs" doesn´t work anymore (in Metro)

Q: "Add or Remove Programs" doesn´t work anymore (in Metro)

Hi,

I had an issue with the general user folder name, which was shown as "Alex_000".
Although this was a cosmetic issue only, I wanted to change this to "Alex".
I successfully managed this by changing about 50 entries in the registry (via regedit).

So fine so good.



Now I found out that there are still some leftovers with "Alex_000" in the Windows system, although I have tried to find every bit and peace, where possible:


When I try to open "Add or Remove Programs" in the Metro surface, I get an error message:


Windows cannot find

'C:\Users\alex_000...\Classic_{a lot of weird numbers and chars}.settingscontent-ms'.
Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.



From another forum topic, i also tried this command via Metro and RUN to see, if the Remove service has a general problem:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "C:\Windows\System32\appwiz.cpl",Add or Remove Programs
--> With this, i can open the Remove service without a problem.


Somewhere in the system, there must still be the Alex_000 info hidden.


How can i find this? (Tried the registry, tried a simple search on C: disc, but without success)

How can I solve this?


Thanks a lot!

Alex

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A: "Add or Remove Programs" doesn´t work anymore (in Metro)

The obvious answer is to change it all back to Alex_000. Renaming a system folder doesn't usually go well.

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Whenever I try to open a file with a program such as Winamp, the programs now "arranges the icons" in some funky random arrangement instead of arranging them by name (or by type, or modified) or whichever order I had preset. When I tell it to "arrange icons by" name or whatever other options, it arranges them....until I try to open something else. Then it's back to the funky random arrangement.

This only happens when trying to access a file from a different program. When I access the folder through Windows, it remembers the arrangement perfectly. Any clue as to what's going on here?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:"Arrange Icons By" option doesn't work anymore!

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Hi,
some hours ago, I tried to run regedit as usual by using "Start | Run", but it said:
regedit.exe - Unable To Locate Component
This application has failed to start because clb.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem.
​I checked my running processes as well as restarted the PC. clb.dll was located at SysWOW64 (being a 32-bit dll, obviously) but not at System32 (where only 64-bit-files are stored), copying it to System32 didn't change anything.
After a while of searching the inet in vain I realized I hadn't tried to start regedit.exe or regedt32.exe in SysWOW64 (but regedt32.exe in System32, which gives the error), and surprisingly, it worked.

Still the problem remains: I can't start it using "Run" anymore (which worked since 18.05.2005), and I didn't change anything big but uninstalled WindowBlinds (a windows skinning software which worked quite well for many months). Could WindowBlinds be the reason, and if so, how? Moreover, will I experience further problems?
(msconfig still works normally and can be started by "Run"; often, this isn't possible when encountering the regedit clb.dll error)

I would appreciate any help, thank you in advance!
Greetings
RealZeratul

Edit: It is a serious problem, please read my next post.
 

A:"Run | regedit" doesn't work anymore @ XP x64

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Never seen this problem before, If i do run "cmd", nothing, the dos box sits there with the blinking cursor. I cant type in it and have to shut it off. Yet, if i do run "command" it works fine????

All my specs are in my profile.

The hard drive has suffered data damage in the past due to being cooked in an extenal enclosure but i keep an eye on it. Its no longer in an external box, its inside my pc now.
Speedfan reports no errors on the drive via s.m.a.r.t.
 

A:The run "cmd" command doesn't work anymore

Strange eh?

Have you checked your system for viruses etc?

Regards Howard
 

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Why would the "troubleshoot" function stop working ? Clicking on the button doesn't do anything lately. Is there a "service" that must be enabled first ? Thanx.

Bob
Palm Bay, FL

A:"Troubleshoot" doesn't work anymore

Looks like support for that tool was discontinued for XP and Server 2003. Cheers.

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Ever since I set up Vista Ultimate on one of my systems, I have been plagued with several problems, one of the most annoying of which is that the "Safely Remove" procedure for flash drives almost never worked and I had to shut down the computer.

I have even gone into task manager and shut down every process Windows would let me shut down except Explorer. Then I left it overnight and the next morning, even after all that killing of processes, the damned thing still would not let go.

Here's a fix that has worked for me over the last two days; I hope it continues to work:

http://www.pocketappreview.com/main/item/17
 

A:Your "Safely Remove" USB doesn't work? Here's a fix.

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2010 06 05

This is a question for information about why my networking problem finally was resolved.
I have four PC?s on my network; one Windows 7 and three Windows XP. The Windows 7 PC always sees all three of the other computers. However the Windows XP computers sometimes don?t see the other XP computers when I press ?My Network Places.? Quite by accident I discovered that if I press ?View Workgroup Computers? then ALL the other PC?s in the network DO show up. Furthermore, if I click through "View Workgroup Computers" and access/edit a file on one of the other computers, then this computer will ALSO show up in ?My Network Places.? This behavior seems to be quite consistent and works every time I have tried it. Apparently, this is a workaround to the long vexing problem of why my networked PC?s sometimes don?t show up under ?My Network Places.?

My question: why does ?View Workgroup Computers? apparently always show all the networked PC?s, when ?My Network Places? does so only intermittently or sometimes not at all?

Thanks for any response.

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Hi there,

I got here by following threads on the same topic as far as they would take me... but not seeing the answer.

Vista 64 Home Premium, well-maintained laptop, I have used system restore successfully before.

Yesterday, my system crashed a few times. When I tried a "system restore", I saw that there were no restore points anymore.
Apart from system restore, the system runs fine now after these steps:
- defrag
- disk check
- virus scan
- windows update
- sfc/scannow

But System Restore still has no restore points, and will not create any!
Wondering if one service is stopped that should be running (in addition to Windows Backup and Volume Shadow Copy).

Many thanks for any insights you can offer.
Here are the symptoms.


Code:
System Restore Symptoms:
- Vista 64 SP2 Home Premium, no dual boot
- 136 GB free on system hard drive (C).
- vssadmin list shadowstorage => Used 0 / Allocated 0 / Maximum 40GB
- vssadmin list providers => no errors (see bottom)
- vssadmin list writers => no errors (see bottom)
- vssadmin list volumes => C and D (see bottom)
- Services: Windows Backup service and Volume Shadow Copy are on automatic. Windows Backup shows "started", but VSS does seem not start by itself. I tried starting it to create a restore point. It starts, but later on I see that it has stopped again.
- System Restore is enabled on my system drive (just in case something was corrupted, in System Protection I unchecked C (system), ap... Read more

A:Vista doesn't "want to" create restore points anymore

This might be a clue?
In my post from yesterday, I noticed that even though the "vssadmin list writers" command does not trigger errors, it shows "Waiting for Completion" for several of the writers.
Does anyone know what that means, and whether that is relevant to the issue?

Thanks.

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Hey guys! I am new to this forums, and I have my metro apps basically sitting there in start menu, and pretty much none of them works.

Mine is Windows 8 pro and I can't even login to a Microsoft account in Users settings. The only thing that seems to work is Windows Update, and no app that needs to connect to internet, doesn't work at all.

For example, when I open my News app, those balls rotate for a while and the app basically minimizes or whatever and never did I read news in it except when I was using the good old developer previews. Perhaps the most frustrating among them is the Store app, which always shows that "Try again" message and never really "tries again".

When I try to switch to Microsoft account, it says "Sorry we can't connect to Microsoft services at this moment. If the problem persists, search for Network problems in start screen"... something like that. When I run the troubleshooter (trying to connect to microsoft.com), even if I explore advanced options - it basically says I have no problem at all.

Just to add something: I was at my college some days before, and I changed my proxy settings using netsh for windows update and hoping metro apps work. None of those "social" apps or news apps worked. Not to mention, they don't work even after I reset my proxy settings using netsh. So, I don't think the problem might be due to that, but this is just fyi.

A:"Internet" Metro apps don't work at all!

Are they being blocked by your Firewall?

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Hi.
I am trying to remove programs that I do not need to free up some space.

I came across this "phonics" program in the Add or Remove Programs list. When i tried to click to see details, this is the message I got:

"An error occurred while trying to remove Phonics. You do not have access to E:\setup.exe.
You can specify the new uninstall program below."

Then it has a form fill line and beside that a "Browse" button, then a "Ok" and "Cancel".

My question is What the heck is this and do I need it on my computer? It does not list support information like most of the other programs do.

Please help.... I am confused!
 

A:Add/Remove Programs in Windows XP: Found "Phonics" Tried to remove error code. What?

To my knowledge, it is not needed. Do you have kids? I sounds like a kids program or part of one. I am new to this list, but have lots of hands on experience.
 

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I can't seem to get rid of these programs that I assume I've uninstalled. It doesn't show a size for them either and when I go to uninstall.

A:Unable To Remove Uninstalled Programs From "Programs And Features".

Hi Ben and welcome to the forum

Here is a tutorial for you to follow Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

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Please help me out on whether or not I need to delete anything on here I would greatly appreciate the help. I went and looked at my Add/Remove Programs list and there are tons of programs of that can not be removed that look suspicious to me...I cannot remove anything and there are a bunch of programs I do not recognize. They are as follows...

BufferChm
CP_AtenaShokunin1Config
CP_CalendarTemplates1
cp_LightScribeConfig
cp_OnlineProjectsConfig
CP_Package_Basic1
CP_Package_Variety1
CP_Package_Variety2
CP_Package_Variety3
CP_Panorama1Config
cp_PosterPrintConfig
cp_UpdateProjectsConfig
CueTour
Destinations
DeviceManagementQFolder
FullDPAppQFolder
HPSdpAppCoreApp
HPSU306Stud
InstantShareServices
JS2E Runtime Enviroment 5.0 Update 6
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 hotfix
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
MSXML 4.0 SP2
neroxml
OptionalContentQFolder
PhotoGallery
RandMap
SkinsHP1
Sonic_PrimoSDK
Unload

Im frustrated with this and would like to get this cleaned up so I can be able to run at optimum speed... Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by Pete M. Pinguel on 2007-09-23 16:48:55
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



-- HijackThis (run as Pete M. Pinguel.exe) -------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis... Read more

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?

Thanks

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When I play a game that changes my resolution and then leave the game, the Start interface is still at the games resolution. I have manually changed the resolutions to see if it would changed back but it is still stuck. The only way that I've found to change it back is to log off then back on. Anyone experience this problem and found a way to solve it?

Windows 8 Pro x64 w/WMC (its a upgrade that I've used as a full version, installed twice to get full)
EVGA Geforce GTX 550 ti driver v. 210.70

A:Question about "Metro" or "Modern" interface.

FYI, not related to your problem, but NVidia 210.70 has a severe vulnerability in it that viruses are using to take over systems. You should upgrade to 210.90, which fixes it.

Reinstalling (or better yet, upgrading as I suggested) the video driver MAY solve the problem. It sounds like it's definitely driver related.

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Just wondering if Win 8.1 somehow made available a "all programs" list view (as per win 7 start) versus the highly undesirable Metro all programs view ? Can't find any evidence of it ?
Is there a way to boot into desktop view directly (as opposed to metro view) yet ?
Or am I going to have to buy Start8 still ?

Also, is there a "what's new in Win 8.1" somewhere ?

A:"All Programs" List View as per Win 7 versus Metro view

Here is a video I made showing how to boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8.1.

Here is a whole playlist of both Windows 8 and 8.1 videos.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...pzaqF7RxJTWlpl

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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My Win 7x64 desktop was off for several days, with the console unplugged. Upon first start up today, I was prompted to update the AMD driver to Catalyist 12.10, which I did. It seemed to have an effect on another app that I wanted to reverse, so I ran System Restore to right before the computer was last shut down. It returned an error message, and again after a normal reboot: It read that System Restore didn't complete running. "The data is invalid (0x8007000D)." Running System Restore to later time points got the same result.

Later, I tried a cold boot into System Repair, F8 (nothing found). The System Restore error message now was as follows:

"rstrui.exe - Application error
The instruction at 0xfb30584d referenced memory at
0x00000008. The memory could not be read."

I did a google search on rstrui.exe error, but didn't find a lot and so far none of it has worked. The last system image backup before today was two weeks ago, so that's not a welcome option. Any ideas what the problem might be and how to get Sys Restore going again? Thanks,

A:System Restore doesn't work: "rstrui.exe - application error"

By chance, do you have Agnitum Outpost firewall on your machine? Other forum threads indicate this could cause problems for system restore. The recommended solution was to disable a function called Self Protection.

You could also see if there are any damaged or corrupt system files by running a system file checker scan from and elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found run the scan 3 times and reboot your computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Whenever I plug in my USB device it wants to "scan and fix" but works if I just continue. On the other hand the G drive which is for my SD card gives me errors of corruption even before I took it out for the first time. Something is up with the drives and they are updated and all that. Also, with the SD card it doesn't let me delete and when I do add it is just the folder without the contents which then I can't delete. Help me fix this problem. I have a LX series Gateway computer with the pop up drive if that gives you any idea what I am dealing with.

PS: Should have bought a Mac.
 

A:USB Drives- "Scan and Fix" error and SD Card drive doesn't work.

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Hello!
I have a problem. I have adjourned the bios of the pc acer aspire M1641 and when I have restarted the pc tuneup utilities it signals me this problem:

the peripheral "Nvidia port io control driver" doesn't correctly work

Do you know as solution for this?

A:"Nvidia port io control driver" doesn't correctly work

Hi,
Did you find a solution to this problem? TuneUp Utilities report on an identical problem on my win7 system

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Before you answer this question, I've already done the following:
1.) Download and install the latest driver for the adapter.
2.) I've already tried ipconfig /renew or release or whatever you want to call it.
3.) I've tried changing the ip address to static and rather automatic or automatic to static...Didn't do anything.

I have absolutely no idea what to do. I've tried EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING on the internet.
When I run the troubleshooter I get this message:
Please help and any would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Wireless adapter doesn't work on windows 7 "No Valid IP Configuration"

please dont double post its agaisnt our rules

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My dad was recently doing some work on this computer and he REALLY changed the settings in Word around. I was able to get most of them back to how I like it, except one.

When I highlight text and click "delete" to erase it or highlight it and start typing to replace it... it doesn't work. It's like some "text protector" where it doesn't delete it.

How do I fix it back to the original way? (I remember this happening once before).

-sachit
 

A:WORD: Highlight text and click "delete" doesn't work!

Come on, someone's gotta know.
 

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I am new here. At first a happy new year to everybody.

Yesterday I bought the boxed version of True Image 7.0 and installed it. During the installing I also made boot disks as well as as a boot cd, both in the "complete" version. After that I tried to boot from the disks and also from the cd (of course changed the bios to boot from cdrom). Both didn't work ! My computer booted and I did get the start screen from Acronis but after that it said: "Loading Acronis, please wait" , with the disks as well as with the cd. After that nothing happened anymore, even after 10 minutes.
I made a new boot cd but this time a "safe" version and that DID work. I assume however that, because there are no usb drivers etc. included, you can't use it with an external usb drive or so.
Does anyone here have the same experience or a clue to solve it ? I already emailed Acronis, but didn't get a reply yet (probably because it's New Year ?)
Thanks in advance.

Ton
 

A:"Complete" version of boot cd in True Image 7.0 doesn't work.

No idea, but this is clearly something that Acronis chould be able to sort out.
 

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Sorry for posting this in the driver section, I decided to post another in the wireless section. If you want to close one, that's fine just please close the one in the driver section. Thank you.
Before you answer this question, I've already done the following:
1.) Download and install the latest driver for the adapter. I've also tried reinstalling the adapter.
2.) I've already tried ipconfig /renew or release or whatever you want to call it.
3.) I've tried changing the ip address to static and rather automatic or automatic to static...Didn't do anything.

I have absolutely no idea what to do. I've tried EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING on the internet.
When I run the troubleshooter I get this message:
Attachment 394330

Please help and any would be greatly appreciated. I need you to work with me so please help help help! Thank you guys.

A:Wireless adapter doesn't work on windows 7 "No Valid IP Configuration"

open cmd prompt type

ipconfig /all
then tracert 194.119.131.66

post results

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7000) on an lenovo pc (Intel Pentium 4 - 2.8GHz, 2.00 GB RAM). my pc's actual graphics card is "Intel 82865G Graphics Controller" but windows 7 loads it as "standard VGA graphics card" which gives me a very very bad video quality but computer works great. HOWEVER,when i update video graphics back to my "Intel 82865G Graphics Controller" & play any video, the video quality is excellent & direct 3d & hardware acceleration starts working contrary to "standard VGA graphics card" but gives major computer operation problems. For e.g., As soon as i resize my VLC interface or run any other media players (like powerdvd or windows media players etc), the computer either gets stuck/hung or it shows a blue screen message saying "disable bios memory such as caching or shadowing" OR "page_fault_in_nonpaged_area" & lots of other explorer based problems.i tried changing various 3d settings in opengl as well, but in vain.


CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS??

ITS A MAJOR BUG in WINDOWS 7.

I MEAN U CANNOT ASK SOMEONE TO UPGRADE his OPERATING SYSTEM AT THE EXPENSE OF CHANGING HIS HARDWARES.

THANK YOU.

A:"Intel 82865G Graphics Controller" doesn't work ??

It is a driver issue. I suggest that you download the driver from HP website, remove the existed driver and install the new downloaded driver.
HP Compaq dc5000 Small Form Factor PC - Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

(note; if u found useful dont forget to ad me rep)

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I Have Win10 and i use RocketDock and start10 for task-bar transparency, but for some reason the "Minimize windows to the Dock" does not work at all for me ! .... will be amazing to have a proper fix ! thank in advance!

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Hi,
Don't know what happened but my "search" button stopped working in
Windows Explorer. After entering the search criteria, I press the search
button and nothing happens. Any suggestion? Thanks for any help .. Ed

Windows 2000 Pro.
Internet Explorer 6.
 

A:"search" button doesn't work in windows explorer

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Howdy, folks.
I right click a link (.lnk), click Properties, then click "Find Target" and instead of folder with the target opening an Open With box opens. It has several programs suggested, but not explorer.exe. I have to browse for explorer.exe.

How do I fix this problem?
 

A:"Find Target" in link properties doesn''t work

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Regarding Augie65's solution to red X in place of pictures, it does not work. The block images box in Outlook Express is already unchecked. Any other ideas?
 

A:Unchecking "block" images to solve red X doesn't work

Check out this:
Open Outlook Express, Tools> Options> Send tab> check HTML radio button under Mail Sending Format then click HTML Settings button and check Send pictures with messages box. If the picture is linked to a web page, you will have to be connected to the internet to view the picture. You might check with the sender whose pictures you can't see and make sure that they have the Send pictures with messages checked on their program.
 

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We've having problems getting the "Out of the Office" function to work. Well, it works just fine internally, but if someone outside our company sends any of our users that has "out of the office" function enabled an email he/she won't recieve the OOTO message.. It works just fine internally (ie I send a mail to another colleague that is away).

Could it be some setting on the Exchange server I've not discovered/I've overlooked?
 

A:Outlook 2000 and "Out of the Office" doesn't work externaly

Solved! My mistake. The "Allow out of office responses" wasn't turned on for some reason..
 

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I have a Dell Latitude D830 Laptop

I recently replaced my hard drive (sATA) with a fresh one, loaded with Windows Vista. Before even using anything in Vista, I immediately upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate, without a hitch.

However, I seem to have lost the ability to select all using CTRL+a; it simply does nothing. Everything else works (ctrl+s, ctrl+x, ctrl+v, ctrl+c).

I cannot remember if it worked for the brief time I had Vista installed before upgrading to 7; it was a relatively short amount of time (like 20-30 minutes), so I don't know if I used CTRL+A then or not.

Any reasons why it won't work anymore, or how I can fix it?

A:My [CTRL]+A "select all" keyboard shortcut doesn't work

Press Control + Windows Key + Alt simultaneously and all will be restored.

This info was culled from an arcane help manual at my disposal. YMMV

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Hello
I have an HP pavillion desktop (s5360f) with Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n Dualband Wireless Module and D-Link router DIR-615. My numerous Laptops and iPhons / iPads work fine, but this desktop which is further away from the router (in another room, about 20 meters) only shows 1-2 bars of wifi. First I bought a big additional D-Link antenna (7Ghz) but it didn't really help - sometimes connction shows 3 bars. I was told this antenna should help a lot. Then I checked with my router settings and saw that the HP uses "g" connection when everything else uses "n". I even set it to only use "n" but still it shows the HP using "g". I updated the driver (Atheros 9.2.0.113 for AR5B91), but it didn't help. I have "n" enabled in Atheros in Device manager.
Now I'm lost and can't think of anything else that can be a problem and / or how to fix it... I don't have any thick walls between the router and the HP, my iPhone seems to work in this room just fine...
Please help!
THANK YOU!

A:Atheros Wifi adapter doesn't work with "n" router

Out of curoisity, are you suffering any symptoms of lack of signal qualities (glitchy video/slow connectivity)?

And what speed does the HP Desktop show it being connected at?

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Installed Publisher 2003 on new windows 7 computer and noticed that the "fill" command would only fill in white. Went to the "Paint" program that came installed on the computer and the same thing was true. Should I upgrade to Publisher 2007? If "Paint" doesn't work, why would an upgrade to Publisher 2007 work?

A:Paint, Publisher "fill" command doesn't work

Hello Vrnuta, welcome to the Seven Forums.

By default the fill color (color 2) in both Paint and Publisher is white. Are you sure you remembered to change it to color you want to use?

Kari

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I've got a weird problem here to report. I'm on a Lenovo N200 laptop running Windows 7 x64. Around half the time, the computer will boot up with the trackpad not responding. During times when this happens, I can look into the device manager and see a "code 10" ("device cannot start") for the trackpad. Restarting the computer fixes the problem.

I've had the problem once or twice over the last few years, but just a few weeks ago, it started happening very regularly (+/- 50% of all startup attempts). I can't recall making any notable changes to the system lately that could cause something like this. When the problem first started, it also affected the display adapter (Windows would start with an extremely low resolution and the graphic card would show a similar fault in the device manager, in addition to the trackpad problem described here), but this has since stopped.

I have tried updating the driver for the trackpad to a newer version, but the problem persists.

Hardware faults were considered, but I was able to successfully boot the computer from a WinPE CD five times in a row with no issues, so it would seem like this is less likely to be a hardware bug.

Any ideas as to where to go from here? I don't want to have to reinstall an otherwise clean and functional operating system for something this trivial.

A:Trackpad doesn't work, gives error "code 10" on every other boot

Hi, try using this to check the temps HWMONITOR | Softwares | CPUID
Temps can play havoc with laptops.
Cleaning the fan and air vents with a can of compressed air might clear away ant dust or debris, which could cause temps to rise.

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As you cAN see lowerAcse A doesn't work, but this isn't An issue with the keyboArd. Because the on-screen keyboard won't even input "a"!

Here two things that is not a possibility.
*Not a hardware or keyboard fault because "a" worked fine in Linux.
*Not the device driver, because I reinstalled....installed a different one, but to no avail.

I can't really think of anything other than reformtting
Please help.
 

A:Extremely weird problem - LowercAse "a" doesn't Work

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Hi all,

I noticed a really annoying issue on my machine.

When installing various software, when it asks me if I want to customise location, when I click on the "browse" button, it either doesn't do anything or in some cases it will open "Browser For Folder" window, but it will only show my Desktop>Usename folder, nothing else.

Software like K-Lite Codec pack will work fine as in I can change the installation location, but other software wont work :/

I do have mapped network drives if it makes any difference.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Just recently I had re-formatted, this being one of the problems. It was fixed, and halleluja! I could restart! w00tzor!

I started installing my software and games, and continued restarting.

The last things I installed:

Soundblaster Live! Value Drivers
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer Drivers

While installing both of them (From CD, I have two drives), I went into MSconfig and dis-abled the AudioHQ that auto starts, and when both of them finished installing (Well SBLive drivers finished a little early) I hit restart, as prompted by my msconfig.

I was greeted by "Primary Hard Disk 0 not found"

"Strike F1 to retry, F2 to enter setup utility"

I hit retry 3 times, and it didn't work. I went into my BIOS Setup, and it said my Primary Hard Disk is an "unknown" device. When I bootup and go into the menu again, It says its my 60 GB drive, as its supposed to.

What happened?

A little info that may help:

Primary HD with OS and programs installed:

Drive C: 60 GB Drive, 7200 RPM, manufactured by Western Digital

Drive D: 20 GB Drive, I THINK its 7200 RPM, manufactured by Maxtor

Both are formatted as NTFS. My computer was booting just fine before I did the previous actions, is there anything I Can do?

[Edit] I checked the other post with a guy having the same problem, and i just remembered:

The 60 GB WD drive is set as "Master"

And 20 GB Maxtor drive is set as "Slave/Cable select" (One or the other)

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A:Help! "Restart" Doesn't work (Hard to explain), WinXP

MSCONFIG would not cause your HD to not be recognised by the BIOS. If your Bios is not seeing the HD there may be a loose wire. Bad cable of the HD may be going bad. Someone made a good point about spinup time in another thread. Myabe the BIOS is not giving the drive ample time to get to speed. If its a newer drive it may be having a problem with the motor. Try downloading Maxtor's HD check utility.
 

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I have four computers running Win10. On two of them the windows "Start" button on the task bar doesn't work. So I can't get to Settings or Apps. I can right click on the Start button and get the "right-click menu". All of the other task bar buttons work.

What's going on with this? It used to work. For a while it didn't work on my laptop, now that is working but on two other desktop computers it doesn't work. All computers have same Win10 version and latest updates (although hardware differs some between them).

Can I add the "Settings" and "All Apps" shortcut I would normally get left-clicking on the Start button to the Start button's "right-click menu"?

A:The Windows "Start" button on taskbar doesn't work with left-click

Hey CountryBumkin-

See if there's anything in HERE that might offer some help.
b1rd

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yeh i have two adobe premier pro's showing up in my add remove programs thing and now i can't re-install it(premier pro) because it probly thinks theres already one there but i can't remove them, i click the button but nothing happens. help any one?

p.s heres a screen shot http://aycu24.webshots.com/image/43743/2004604825962960947_rs.jpg
 

A:double programs showing up in "add/remove programs" !!

Removing invalid entries from Add or Remove Programs
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/AddRemove.htm
 

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Recently I uninstalled nero and some other media programs.

the result is this mess of programs in my "add or remove programs list" that have no size assigned to them and when I attempt to uninstall I receive this error..



This is what it looks like in my list. There are no size values.. and I don't have these installed. I've deleted every file of the sort I can possibly find even in my registry .. I may be looking in the wrong places, I don't know :(



Any help would be appreciated, thanks for looking!

A:Programs won't leave "Add or Remove Programs List"..?

you might want to try using the windows installer cleanup utillity
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...bd/msicuu2.exe

as for the programs that you have tried to manually remove
you will need to remove there uninstaller refference from the registry to remove them from the list
try running the cleaner and then if there is still an option for unistallling use that. if you have to go into the registry
firstly only edit the registry if you are comfortable with it as it can cause all sorts of problems, secondly allways make backups before making any changes

Remove Programs from the Add/Remove Programs List (All Windows) Popular

Windows compatible programs must include an uninstall program, sometimes though the program may get removed but the entry in Add/Remove programs does not. This tweak allows you to manually remove any orphaned entries.

Open your registry and find the key below. Under this key will be a number of sub-keys, each representing an installed application.

To see which application each sub-key represents, open it and there should be at least two values 'DisplayName' and 'UninstallString'. 'DisplayName' is the name used in the Add/Remove programs list and 'UninstallString' is the program used to uninstall the application.

To remove a program from the list you can simply highlight and delete the sub-key representing that program.

Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall]
Val... Read more

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I recently got a new laptop and I've been having a lot of trouble with the sound. It is the laptop seen here:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218090329155

Sometime the audio works, but then if I pause a song and attempt to resume it a few minutes later, errors occur and the audio seems to be disabled.



"Windows Audio has stopped working" flashes quickly, followed by:

"Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed
A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available."


Then, if I right click on the small volume icon in the bottom right by the time, go to "Playback Devices" I get the following message:

"This computer cannot play audio because the Windows Audio Service is not enabled.

Would you like to enable the Windows Audio Service?"

I click yes and the audio works again, but even after this it still acts funny.


Things of note:Sometimes the Volume Up/Down/Off buttons on my keyboard work, and sometimes they do not.
After this problem occurs and I restart it by going to Playback Devices, the audio cannot be turned up/down in Windows Media Player. I must manually adjust my (external) speakers.
I'm using Windows Media Player because Songbird and iTunes seem to freeze up every time I try to play music through them
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A:Sound doesn't work sometimes: "Host Process for Windows Services stopped working..."

Hi -

Run a DirectX kernel diag report -
START | dxdiag | if x64, bottom-center "64-bit" | save as text - bottom-center

Zip the text file up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I hate it when I double click a file and Windows 8.1 pops up a message saying I have other apps that can handle this extension.

I disabled this notification through GPEDIT.MSC, it works now when I open pics/docs/etc.... but let's say I install another app, for example, when I install Pale Moon Browser, the moment I launch it the popup still comes telling me I have other apps that can handle bla bla bla

anyone had any luck with this ?

I hate Windows 8 so much! Even with a start menu replacement, this ticks me off, it's crappy Wireless LAN manager sucks, its performance is less when I benchmarks my SSD

I don't know what to do. I can go back to 7, but I am trying to fix a few things if I could just to benefit from the UEFI boot mode as for installing 7, I have to enable legacy ROM which is much slower during boot.

A:Do not show "new app installed notification" doesn't work

Just go to the Start Screen and type 'notifications'. One of the entries should be 'notifications settings'. Just click on it and you should see a screen with all the settings you need to control notifications.

You can disable them all, turn them off during certain hours or even customize them per individual app.

Sorry to hear you are having so many problems with Windows 8. Personally I have little or no problem with it. It's different, but much better in many ways.

Let me know what exactly what problems you're having and maybe I can help.

OGG

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Hello all, am running Win 8.1 Pro x64. Today I noticed that the "Eject" option from the right-click menu doesn't work for either of my 2 CD-Rom drives, nor for a "virtual" drive - I get the same error message on all 3: "An error occured while ejecting [drive]".

Device Manager shows no errors, and I've tried uninstalling the drives and rebooting, but error persists. Can anyone help?

Also, to be clear, it is NOT a physical problem with the drives, as I can open them without a problem through the buttons on the front.

Finally, if for some reason I can't fix this issue, does anyone know of a way to at least just DELETE the "Eject" from the context menu?

A:"Eject" Option Doesn't Work for ANY of My CD-ROM Drives??

Just to try and determine if your context menu is corrupted, you could try and create a shotcut to open/close your CD tray. With that said, there are several freeware programs available to create these shortcuts so I would just google for:

how to create a shortcut to eject cd

Then pick one and try it out. I hve done this before; however, I can't remember which one I used but I think it was NirSoft.

Good luck.

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I am trying to remove some suspicious sites from my IE "trusted sites" list which were mistakenly added. But the remove button remains ghosted at all times. How to activate it? I have WinXP fully updated.
thanks.
 

A:IE "trusted sites" feature doesn't work

have you tried clicking on the site you want to remove from the list?
 

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I'm running Windows 7 32-bit. On a Samsung R580. 4gb Ram, 2.13 ghZ etc etc.

Basically whenever I right-click on anything to open it's original file location "Open File Location". It does nothing.

Please help .

A:"Open File Location" doesn't work!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by michaelsp9


I'm running Windows 7 32-bit. On a Samsung R580. 4gb Ram, 2.13 ghZ etc etc.

Basically whenever I right-click on anything to open it's original file location "Open File Location". It does nothing.

Please help .


Does this happen with another user account? If you could, try creating another user account in Windows and login with it. If it works there, your windows profile is corrupt and you will have to copy your files and settings to the new user you create.

If it is still happening, try going to a command prompt: Start/in the search box type "cmd" and hit enter.

At the prompt type sfc /scannow and hit enter.

When done, restart and see if the problem exists.
Edit:

Alternately, this may work too.
Click Start.
In the search box, type regedit and press Enter.
Locate the following registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
Now, right click on the right pane, select New String Value (REG_SZ).
Name the new registry value IsShortcut
No value data is required.
Reboot your computer for the change to take effect.

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I have Vista Home Basic and got a new Internet supplier, so by cable it works but when I try to connect to a wireless network I can't do it because the link to "Connect to a network" in the Network Connections menu does not work and if I click it it just doesn't open anything. What can I do?
 

A:"Connect to a network" button doesn't work

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Lately, when I use "Alt + left arrow" or the back setting on my logitech MX revolution mouse, firefox doesn't seem to recognize my keystroke/click.

Instead, I have to click the blue back button on the top left of my screen.

What course of action do you suggest I do to correct this? Thanks in advance,

-Cardinal
 

A:Firefox "Back button" doesn't work

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts
 

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