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Lost the "control pannel" option

Q: Lost the "control pannel" option

Have recently switched to Win 10, and noted that when you right click on the win bottom left, the control pannl option shows up, or if I press the win key, and type control panel, the option comes up.
No problem and a nice feature.
BUT, I now seem to have lost both the right click function ( nothing comes up) and when I type in Control Panel I have the choice of searching the web OR the settings pannel. A nuisance
BUT
seems that a range of functions are linked to the old Control Pannl, which I now dont have
OR, will not activate when in Settings. ( Like create a system image etc)
I dont know how this happened ... my mistake no doubt by error

any idea if I can download the missing bit, or reactivate it ?
Thanks

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A: Lost the "control pannel" option

Welcome to the forum. If you open explorer is the control panel on the left at the bottom if so right click on it and you can then pin to start or quick access Control Panel - Open in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


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I very strange problem has begun to develop on my computer, and is something that I have never seen before. Googling the problem has led me pretty much nowhere, and even though I am usually capable of taking care of my own computer issues this is so bizzare that I have no idea what to do.

Basically, out of nowhere my computer started behaving strangely in this fashion: Opening windows explorer with "My Computer" takes FOREVER to load. The green bar goes up slowely but never finsishes (at least as far as I have watched it, and instead of the normal myriad of quick links on the left there is only "Favorites", "Libraries", "Homegroup", and "Computer", all unexpanded and lacking the expansion arrow as if there is nothing within them. Also, on the default "Computer" section there is just nothing. None of my drives show and it is just a blank white page. Additionally, I get the same loading issue with the Control Pannel as none of the icons ever load.
The other problem I am having which I believe is related is that random icons across all drives are either invisible (not loaded) or have the "No Icon" icon, that icon that is just a blank piece of paper with the corner folded. Paired with this, I am sure, is that sometimes when I empty the recycle bin, instead of the icon changing into the emptied bin it just disapears and eventually loads the correct icon sometime later while I am not watching. Also some icons f... Read more

A:My Computer"/Control Pannel Really Slow, and Missing Icons,drives

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Try this too Free Malware Removal Tools scroll down to the TDSS Killer and run it

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I have read quite a few threads talking about this both here and elsewhere and none of them seem to give me any advice that both applies to my specific situation and resolves the issue.

I am using an XFX 5770 card with a dual monitor setup and would like to be able to run theater mode l did in the past on my old system with a 4650 card (XP installed on the old system).

The two monitors are the same that I used on the old system when the theater mode worked as are the cables (HDMI to a 52" Samsung and DVI adaptor to VGA cable for a small regular monitor). Since the cabling and the monitors are the same as they had been when it was working on the other system I ruled them out the cause of the trouble.

I have tried the 10.6 and 10.5 CCC versions and nothing seems to work.

Here is a screen grab of what the CCC looks like for me without the theater mode option:

Yfrog Image : yfrog.com/j8snip6j

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

A:ATI Catalyst Control Center (CCC) not displaying "Theater Mode" option

Welcome to Seven Forums fru. I don't have CCC so can't really help. All I found mentions having 2 monitors and theater mode only working with Overlay, and also certain media players. Bumping this hoping someone can help.

A Guy

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I need to block/hide/disable in the control panel the option "Change Adapter Settings". I have a DHCP server and I dont want my users configure a network adapter with a fixed ip.

I am looking for registry section or a directive that makes the trick.

Thanks in advance.

A:How can I block in Control Panel the option "Change Adapter Settings"

I found this software, but I wonder how it is made the trick.

I need to apply "it" throw an in-house application.

Edit Windows 7 Registry Software, Customize Windows XP Registry Settings, Tweak Registry Editor

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Second time I've tried to post this. First try disappeared.
I have a big, fast 1 1/2 year old HP with a SB Live 5.1 upgrade. I use the "WHAT YOU HEAR " recording option all the time, but recently the check mark frequently disappears and nothing is recorded. I use two different programs to record; ABSOLUTE MP3 RECORDER and ROSOFT AUDIO RECORDER (registered version.) I have reinstalled the software to no avail. Any answers to my problem would be appreciated.
 

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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Hi guyz,

somehow and i have no idea how, I have lost the "open with" option when opening files from within ms applications.

"open with" does appear on the right click menu when im in explorer but
If im in say MS word, and i click OPEN
then goto an excel file i used to be able to right click it and select "open with" and pick excel, and it would open,

however the "open with" option does not even appear now when i right click.

any ideas?
oh and its not the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}" KEY
as this refers just to open with menu vua explorer which isnt where im having my problem.
 

A:"open with" menu option lost when in ms applications

bump
 

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Have Vista Home Premium on 2 computers. Working with music on desktop and want to see "bitrate" on the tracks in the music folder but it isn't listed as a detail option. It is on my laptop. Any suggestions on how to get it on the desktop?

A:Lost "bitrate" as detail folder option

Hi ManorMusic and welcome to Vista Forums


This problem occurs when the folder template is set incorrectly. Here is the Sample Music folder set as Documents. You can see that the items available for the columns in Detail view do not include Bit rate.

To correct this, right click on a blank section and select Customize This Folder...

Select the Customize tab, if not already selected. In the first drop down box under Use this folder type as a template: select Music Details and click OK.

Notice that the items available for the columns in Detail view now include Bit rate. Also notice that the toolbar now includes the Play all button, whereas previously it didn't.

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Hi everyone!

This is my first time to post in this forum. I searched the net for answers regarding my problem as states in my title above yet I can't find any definitive answers.

Here's what happened: I was transferring files from my sister's netbook (Win XP) to my laptop (Windows 7) using my USB flash drive. After I inserted the USB in one of the laptop's USB ports, my antivirus program initially detected that something's wrong with the USB drive; it said that it had a virus (autorun.inf and Recycler). As far as I am concerned, I turned off all autoplay notifications for any USB drives inserted to my laptop. After cleaning the USB drive of the autorun.inf and Recycler problems, I tried to open the USB drive usiing:

Right Click -> Explore

However, to my great surprise, the "Explore" option was missing and the only options left for opening my USB drive were these:

Open
Open in new Window
Open Autoplay...

Initially, my reaction was to load my antivirus program (ESET NOD32) and scan the USB drive, thinking that the USB drive had a virus infection of some sort. The scan didn't detect any virus or malware. So I tried using another USB drive to check if the same options will appear. And appear they did without the "Explore" option! I also tried inserting a DVD where I hid all my files; the same options stated above appeared without the "Explore" option.

So what I did was to scan my whole computer to see if there&... Read more

A:Solved: "Explore" option lost after right-clicking USB, DVD

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Went to Start-Search programs and files- to run the Run command as "Administrator" and the option is no longer there although it always has been.

Is there a way to run the Run command as "Administrator" without the Start-Search programs and files-Enter Run setup ?

All other window options in other screens appear to still have the "Run as Administrator option...only the Start-Search programs and Files-type 'Run' appear to have the Administrator option missing ?

Thanks...Tim

A:Lost "Adminstrator" option with Run command

Hello Tim,

This is normal. There is not a Run as administrator option for Run. If you wanted to run a program elevated (Run as administrator), then you will need to right click on that program instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am running Windows XP Pro SP3. Always in the past, I've been able to go to any photo (lets say, in My Pictures) and highlight it, or a folder, and on the left under "picture tasks" there would be an option to "copy to CD." I've always used that. Today, I go to copy a picture folder to a CD, .......and that option is GONE.

Where did it go??

I do have Nero on here, and I got the disk made that I needed, but I want to know what happened to my Windows XP option to "copy to CD?"
 

A:Solved: Lost the "Copy to CD" option??

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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?

josh
 

A:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.

josh
 

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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....





I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.





Here is what I am looking for.....





Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.





What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....















I have seen references to the following settings as being where those options exist, but nothing that explains ... Read more

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Windows xp pro, 512 mb , 40 GB main drive NFTS.
attempted to use original Windows xp setup disk to "ADD sound volume control" to taskbar. Could NOT find its folder to "extract" from.

Previously had checked Start> Control Panel> Sound & audio devices ". Under AUDIO, tried to Ck [volume box]; got win error msg " Can not execute SNDVOL32EXE." " uSE "ADD/REMOVE - CONTROL PANEL ETC. "

sEARCH FOR SNDVOL32.EXE found it in C:\I386, ver 5.1.2600.0 ( xpclient .010817-1148). ( also found "EXPAND.exe & Extrac32.exe )

Volume control of Win Media Player works ok with CDs in both CD-DVD drives.

Question : How do I restore a sound Volume Control to the taskbar when I can't find it on the setup desk ?
 

A:Solved: Sound Volume control lost can not "add Program"

Follow the directions from Microsoft Support.
 

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Hi There,
I Am Trying To Set Up Wireless Networking From My Desktop Computer To My Laptop So That I Can Use The Laptop In Other Rooms But Connect To The Internet (Broadband) Through My Desktop.

I Have Managed To Configure My Desktop Computer With Help From The Belkin Helpline But To Enable My Laptop I Need To Access The "Run" Facility From My Start Menu, Which Is Missing?

I Am Informed That I Need To Log In As Administrator To Do This, But I Cannot Switch Screen Names To Administrator As That User Name Is Not There?

Can Anyone Enlighten Me As To How I Get The "Run" Option Back?

I Am Running Windows XP On Both Computers

Thanks.
 

A:Lost "Run" Option On Windows XP

On the Welcome screen type ctrl+alt+del twice. Then you can logon as the administrator.
 

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Some time over the last few weeks I lost the Speaker Volume control icon on my Taskbar (Normally on the right side near the digital clock). I don't know what I did to make it leave, but I was looking for it just the other day and realized it was gone! I went into my Control Panel to access the audio sliders, and when I checked the box to display the volume control icon on the Taskbar, a text box popped up telling me that I have to install it from my add/remove programs function. Well, I can not find the Volume Control icon function anywhere, including on my original Windows XP Professional installation CD. Can anyone tell me how I can re-install the speaker Volume Control icon on my Taskbar?

Thanks!
 

A:Lost "Volume Control" icon on Taskbar

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

A:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.
 

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"add or remove programs" in Vista home has disappeared from the Cntrol Pannel.
Where can I find it elsewhere?
Thank you
 

A:Solved: "add or remove programs" in Vista home has disappeared from the Cntrol Pannel

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I am on a Windows 7 Professional SP1 system, running IE 11 (11.0.9600.19230C0, update version 11.0.101 (4483187).


When I have Internet explorer opened in "kiosk mode" on one monitor and I open a hyperlink from the other monitor it will open the link in a new IE window (non-full screen) .    If I do the same test with IE not in "kiosk mode"
the hyper link will open in the open window/tab. 

I have Internet Options -- Tab settings "Open links from other programs in"  set to "the current tab or window".  

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks - Tim Reisner

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The "Idle-time Full System Scan" in Norton 360 v4 is bogging down my computer constantly, and there is no option to turn it off in "Automatic Tasks".

I contacted Norton and (after several attempts to find someone at Norton who could understand what I just said above and getting "hung-up" on over Norton chat. Inexcusable!!!) I was able to get a hold of a technician who told me that Norton intentionally removed this option "for security reasons, because they didn't want people turning it off".

The problem is, people will then be forced to turn it off by turning off ALL scheduled tasks (under "Settings/Scheduling/Schedule:Manual Schedule") and that is an even worse security problem than the relatively small one that would be created by turning off idle-time full system scanning.

Once the system has completed a full system scan, all files are on-access scanned anyway, so running a full system scan every 3-4 days is rather silly and extremely annoying--especially, because it will continue to try to run every time the system is idle if you cancel it.

A warning urging the user to not turn off idle-time full system scans without fully understanding the risks, and after explaining the risks, would be VERY preferable. Or at least the option to run the full system scans when the system is idle on a certain day of the month/week! The schedule for idle-time full system scans really needs to be separate from other tasks. In fact, t... Read more

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I am trying to rebuild by search index because my computer won't let me arrange items using the "Arrange By" option... However, when I try and load my indexing options to rebuild the index it will sit there and say "Waiting to receive indexing status". If I click the "Advanced" button it will freeze... I also receive an icon and loading display problem SEE PIC#1. Also when I click on "My Computer" it sometimes will sit there searching and it won't load. SEE PIC#2

I have tried the following:
1. Restarting the "Windows Search" service multiple times at different boots.
2. Deleting the files contained in the folder "C:\Windows\System32\config\TxR\". http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2484025
3. Stopping the "Windows Search" service then I opened up "regedit". I went to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSearch, SetupCompletedSuccessfully" I changed the value from a 0 to a 1. Then I rebooted my PC. I then went back to the same key and changed it back to a 0 and rebooted my PC again.
4. Turning the "indexing service" on and off from the "Turn Windows Features on or off" menu.
5. Microsoft Fixit Indexing Troubleshooter
6. Sfc /scannow
7. Tried this hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977380
8. Tried another user account and creating a new user account
9. Tried resetting folder view to "defaults" http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/15692-... Read more

A:"My Computer" won't load, Disappearing Icons, & "Arrange By" option won't work. Help?

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I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. Whenever I set the option "Turn off the display" to "Never", it reverts back to the default "15 minutes". This is under the "High Performance" profile. I have never, since Windows 3.11, ever had a setting change itself back. I have tried to change it and restart. It will either revert upon restart or shortly after. It will revert back even if I do not restart.

A:Power Option for "Turning off display" remains at "15 minutes"

That sounds like my problem - I leave the computer for an hour and it is shut down (I think sleep mode). I just need to hit the power button and it comes on to where it was when I left - but 2 of my USB devices are lost so I have to restart the computer anyway.

I changed all the power settings to NEVER. But his doesn't seem to make any difference......

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I have searched to see if this was asked before without any success. Maybe someone has run into this problem before.
When I open "my computer" or "control panel" after I close it...it automatically goes into Internet Explorer as a blank page. Most of the time, when I close the IE blank page...it stops responding and I have the control-alt-delete to "end the program"
Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:closing "my computer" or "Control Panel" open internet explorer window

Possibly malware - anything openning ie on its own raises an alarm in my books. Post a HJT log to the malware removal section of the forum and let the experts take a look at it
 

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I recently had my computer crash due to a TROJAN virus and at that time I had Windows XP service pack 3 which my computer man installed for me. After being infected I had to completely reinstall EVERY thing on my computer taking my computer back down to Service Pack 1 the only operating disks I had. Now when I do a Disk Clean Up, it doesn't have the option to "Compress Old Files." Can some one please tell me why this option is not there and how I could go about fixing this. Thank you.
 

A:"COMPRESS OLD FILES" not and option in my "Disk Clean Up"

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

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Hey,
I have a HP Pavilion notebook. A bit older I think. It had built in windows Vista Home Premium. Somehow my hard disk crashed and I bought a new one. I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and updated to service pack 1. I made a system image using windows default recovery console. Everything was fine. But today I needed to restore my computer to a previous restore point. Every time I press F8 to get to the advanced boot option I see everything is okay except the "repair your computer" option. Somehow the "repair your computer" option disappeared. I tried ctrl+F11 button and the F11 button too. F11 button worked for my previous vista home premium but for Win-7 it's the F8 key. Can anyone help me with this please? How may I get the "repair your computer" option back? Is there any way to edit advanced to boot option to get that option back? I would be needing it in case of system image recovery. Please I don't want to reinstall the O/S once again. Please somebody help me.

A:Advanced boot option doesn't show the option "repair your computer"!

On my clean OS install, the "repair your computer" option also does not appear in the F8 Advanced Boot Options list.
The option does appear on my ACER PC.

You can access this option by booting from a System Repair CD/DVD. A system repair CD is a must have.

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Even though the tutorial on this forum says there should be a custom option, I don't seem to have it.

Any thoughts on how can I bring it back?

P.S. Does anyone know what that "winrt--{***}-" folder is?

A:"Custom" option missing from "Search again in"

Anyone? Is it the same on your machines too, or just me?

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Recently my computer has been very slow in logging in and shutting down. Also my computer has been freezing for atleast 20 seconds or more until I have to just shut it down. I also found last night that my Malawarebytes scanner found this "Rogue Installer" which I deleted. My computer is still running slow to shutdown so I'm not sure if this program is still in. Actually, for a few months I had been having some trouble(intrusions) with some type of virus.

Today, I wanted to try to clean the computer on Safe mode. I tried numerous of times by clicking fast or holding down the f8 key for safemode but nothing happens.

My second option was mscongfig box but I found there was no "BOOT. INI" option. I'm not sure if there is a way to restore this option? If not, is there an easier option to generate safemode? Thanks
 

A:No "BOOT INI." Option in "msconfig" for Safemode

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Hello everyone,

I've run into an issue that I can't seem to find answer to on the net.

When I open My Computer, Control Panel or any folder no files or directories display, after first there is a green loading bar on the address bar and little magnifying glasses (searching icon) on the left side directories but never displays anything.

The files I can see in other folders are unable to be opened and have white blank page icons next to them.

I can still run application so I'm not sure what the issue is. I ran a scan for virus with nothing found and I have also ran a windows update but have not restarted my PC yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.


PC/Desktop Custom Build

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 C

PU Intel Core i7-2600k @ 3.40GHz

Motherboard Asus p8z68-v pro

Memory 12gb

Graphics Card(s)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Hard Drives
P1: M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA
P2: WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 ATA

A:When I open "My Computer" or "Control Panel" nothing displays.

Please run this and tell me the results following option 2 in this tutorial:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I accidently posted this in "Vista" so I'm reposting it here as the operating system I have is XP Professional.

I'm having a problem with "Display" in the Control Panel. Yesterday I visited a website and opened a file. After I did that, my wallpaper changed and it appeared to be whatever the website was. I was able to somehow get it off (don't ask me what I did, I couldn't tell you). Now, when I click on "Display" in the Control Panel and go to "Desk Top", the only thing that I can change is the color and I can also click on "Customize Desktop", but I cannot change the background or click on "browse...". Can you help?
 

A:Solved: Problem with "Display" in "Control Panel"

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did a SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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A:Cannot open "my computer", "control panel" recycle bin, etc

Hello and welcome to TSF

Apologises for the delay getting to your log. The helpers here are all volunteers and we have been very busy lately. If you are still having malware problems, follow instructions below.

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You are using an outdated version of Hijackthis. Please uninstall from Add/Remove programs, and delete your current version.

Next, download HijackThis to your desktop

Alternate link

Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.

Should it not open, navigate to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis and double click on HijackThis.exe

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Do not post that log, instead, do this next:

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Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here... Read more

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It's been a month since my laptop gone wrong. All programs doesn't run properly, and stop working many times. Media Player, Office, Internet explorer, all stop working frequently, and I have to wait ten second until five minutes to continue my work.

Two days ago I noticed that when I downloaded windows update, the updates wasn't saved in OS folder like it used to be. New folders named like "1ee10074..." appeared in my hard disk. I realized that the problems begin when I found new folder like this in my hard disk, and now the problems is getting worst after updates. I thought my "OS" was full, but the indicator say "11.8 GB free of 58.5 GB".

I can't delete or move the folder without permission, and try to copy them to "OS". Now each time I open a file, two windows are opened, one is my opened file and the other is blank window.

I don't have enough knowledge about computer. Can anyone help me, please?

A:How to fix "not responding" problem in all programs and "lost updates"

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

That temp file that you mentioned, is it in the root of the system drive?
In other words is it located here: C:\1ee10074....

If that is where it is, then it could be from a .NET update. They do not always remove that randomly named folder. Don't delete it just yet, go inside of it (say continue to the permissions security pop ups). If you find several folders with 4 numbers for the name, then it is probably from an update. Those numbered folders are for different languages. You can delete the folder if you want or just leave it. The folder is not the cause of your problems.

Try a scan with this:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...fender-offline

Then try this:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I recently noticed that I no longer have a "My Computer" icon or a "My Documents" icon on my desktop. I tried to restore by right clicking on desktop, clicking Properties, clicking Desktop tab, and clicking Customize desktop. The problem is once there, both the my computer and my documents are greyed and can't be selected. I'm clueless as to how they disappeared although I was also missing the calculator and the recycle bin. Fortunately, I've found a way to get those back but I'm at a loss as to resolving the missing my computer and my documents icons.

All help will be most gratefully appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Lost "My Computer" and "My Documents" icons from desktop

Try a System Restore point.
 

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In Word, I have lost the "Symbols" line in the "Insert" menu. How can I get it back? Any help will be most welcome!
 

A:"Symbols" lost in "Insert" menu - Word

Rightclick the menu bar & choose "Customize" (sic) from the pop-up.

With the "Commands" tab uppermost, click on "Insert" under "Categories".

Scroll down the "Commands" list till you see it, then drag it to your "Insert" menu.

Rgds,
Andy
 

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I cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel, I keep getting ...

Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Anyone with a fix? . My appreciations in advance!
 

A:"User Accounts" in Control panel wont Open-Error is "Html application Host Error"

Do you have a recovery restore install disc or partition?
You can try doing a repair or system file check...
Scan For Missing/Corrupt System Files...

Windows XP comes with a wonderful tool called System File Checker (SFC)
Itscans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer...
To Do This:
Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following command:
SFC /scannow
And then click OK
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run SFC..
You will need your Windows XP CD during this procedure if SFC needs to get an original file. Please remember that Windows XP can have multiple instances of a .DLL file and remember which version is for which program.
Notes....
I have been asked if it is possible to have a "progress meter" show when SFC runs... This is the registry hack you need. PLEASE do not go messing with your registry if you do NOT know what you are doing!
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCShowProgress
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
 

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Hi guys i inserted my brother's usb/pen drive /stick in to my computer a week before and just after inserting the pen drive a dialogue box or screen appeared which says ''gotcha you" and "you are in my control".

this same virus caused my brother's laptop to go haywire around two months ago.it slowed the whole OS of that laptop like opening media player took like a couple of minutes also the mouse cursor acted weirdly.so i had to format the laptop's hard drive and reinstall XP.

now i am worried this virus slowing my pc down too.but i really don't want to format and reinstall my XP as all my games and programs are installed and finely tuned.

so anybody knows what is name of this virus/Trojan/spy ware(?) and which anti virus software can successfully detect,remove/delete it from my pc?
I already tried AVG free edition but it can't even detect it and again please tell me the name of this virus if you know so that when the right anti virus software detects it i can delete or remove it with certainty.

thanks for reading my big post

A:Virus says "Gotcha you" and "you are in my control" it's from Usb/pen Drive help

Hello and welcome to TSF.

It's not possible to determine the cause of the problem and to assist you without the proper set of logs.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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guys this is so weird, I can't figure out how this started happening but now all my control panels in Win7 (x64) have "-OFF" or "-ON" added to the end of the description, here's a screenshot:

how can I turn this off? anybody seen this before??

A:All my checkboxes in control panels have "-OFF" or "-ON" appended WTF?

My guess would be a third party app did that. Installed any "tweaking" programs lately?

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Hello,

I am a Frenchman leaving in Estonia.

My Vista Control Panel seems to have 2 big problems (the following 2 icons are blank and do not open) :

- Problems Reports and Solutions : I get the error message : "is not a valid win32 application" !!!
- Device manager : I get the following error message : "MMC couldn?t create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly. CLSID:{74246BFC-4C96-11D0-ABEF-0020AF6B0B7A}"

How can I get everything back in order, please ? These errors are chinese to me and I just do not understand what there is to be done . !

Looking forward to getting some kind of information, I send you my best wishes.

Shaan

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Is there a way to change it to that above commands. I like the Win-key visual effect but its harder for me to do it with my hands since I am used to using the Alt-key command. Is there a way to switch those visual aspects around?

A:Change "Control + Windows Key + Tab" to "Alt + Tab"

What is "Control + Windows Key + Tab"?
Do you mean "Windows Key + Tab" ?

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I can't see "Security" in "Control Panel".

I think before it was there. how will I get it back in control Panel.
 

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

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A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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