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AU 1607: "Hinder" Cortana, sped-up computer?

Q: AU 1607: "Hinder" Cortana, sped-up computer?

I'm not a Cortana user on my desktop and would like to disable her, but as I have already updated to W10 1607, I understand that this can't happen on W10 Home. So I ask: If I follow these instructions (You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update | PCWorld), will this in any manner speed up my computer? I originally found out that if in order to stop the automatic web searching in File Explorer, I would first have to shut Cortana down; but as I can't fully do that, I'm looking for an alternative...if possible. BTW, I am an Everything user...along with File Explorer.

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Preferred Solution: AU 1607: "Hinder" Cortana, sped-up computer?

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On all my pc's I now have a "get cortana for my phone" message in all the cortana action windows. How in the heck do I get rid of this? it is screwing up all my viewing habits for weather, sports score etc.

Why does microsoft keep jamming all this junk in the cortana window, I don't want anything except what I choose to have displayed.

Terry

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Quote:




A couple weeks ago, we got an early look at Cortana in Windows 10 and thanks to the new leak of Windows 10 build 9901, we have a lot more to share about the new feature.
As you can see from the images in this post, in build 9901, Cortana is much more refined in her appearance and she appears to be more responsive on our install. More so, we can also dig into the settings of the feature and gain a better understanding of where the feature is headed.




Windows 10: Cortana gets refined, adds "Hey Cortana" feature - Neowin

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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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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP
 

A:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
 

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TLDR: 100 monthly monthly users, 8 billion questions asked, 1/3 of Windows 10 users use it, it's expected that Cortana will continue to be developed and will become MORE and not less central to 10 inherent functionality. In other words, Cortana isn't going away!

"During the company's fourth quarter earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella dropped a bomb on us that's arguably bigger than any figure touted since the release of Windows 10.

"The Cortana search box [in the Windows 10 task bar] has over 100 million monthly active users, with 8 billion questions asked to date," Nadella stated plainly on the call.

Now, the Redmond campus chief didn't specify exactly how many of those users are using Cortana on the desktop with their voice or simply typing into the search box, but how much does that matter?

Regardless of their method ? granted, 100 million vocal users would go a long way to improve the virtual assistant's voice recognition ? a lot of users are tapping into Cortana's cloud-powered knowledge graph and machine learning, which will all improve the more it's used.

The figure is big enough to draw specific attention to it in an earnings call, at least.

Now, to put that into a bit more perspective, Microsoft has issued 350 million Windows 10 installs as of this May. So, theoretically nearly a third of all Windows 10 users are using Cortana.

Can Apple say the same for Siri or Alphabet for Google Now? At the ... Read more

A:Windows 10's "Cortana" boasting 100 million monthly users

I voted "No".
I voted: "Not presently available in my country".

I don't have Windows Phone.
And Windows 10 in my laptop doesn't currently support Cortana due to geographical restriction, which I don't understand why they couldn't just make it global.
Edit: I voted: "Not presently available in my country".
 

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I am not interested in having a "personal assistant" who reports my activities and searches back to Microsoft like some kind of Cold War era embedded spy. As far as I am aware there is nothing "Cortana" does that can't be achieved using other existing OS functionality or dedicated software.... Can Cortana be completely fenced in to share NOTHING with MS?
(If not, I'll give her the sack by turning it off.....)

Follow on question - I really thought I declined all the intrusive functionality when I installed Windows 10. In my first attempt at installation I got a looking glass where the Cortana icon is appearing now on the Task bar. Did I accidentally select the wrong option at install?

A:Can "Cortana" be configured to share NO data with Microsoft?

Hey Hannele,

You could disable Cortana to do so.

Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I'm used to using Windows 7, which worked almost perfectly for me. Windows version 10 is far too "bloated!" I dislike the fact that I can't boot-up my system without the completely unnecessary 'interim' of Cortana before seeing my Login screen. I don't use Cortana for anything so, I don't believe I need it.

So, can I eliminate "Cortana" completely without corrupting my entire OS? If so, then what step-by-step procedure do I need to follow to accomplish that --completely and safely? I do not want to be forced into re-installing Windows 10 from scratch -again.

EDITED:
Note: I'm using MS Windows Home Edition.
 

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Hi,

I've noticed, if there is no internet connection on account login, Cortana cannot search for files and apps in my PC! When it's connected to internet (even for a few seconds), Cortana's (local) search works fine.

Is it only for me???

P S: If you want to test, please try this:
1. Disconnect internet.
2. Sign out.
3. Sign in.
4. Still disconnected, open "Start" menu or Cortana and type...anything. Does it work?

THNX!

A:Cortana cannot even "Search My Stuff" with no internet connection!

Never had an issue like the one you describe since 10074. I disable web search in Cortana settings and it remain the best place to search Windows architecture. I rarely pass by File Explorer. Try to sign out (equivalent to lock screen) and sign in (Internet unplugged) and no effect on Cortana stability.

Posted under 10525

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Unless I click the microphone first. I have a brand new windows 10 computer. I've run set up to have her learn my voice and respond to Hey Cortana, but she will only hear me if I click the microphone first (and she has no problem hearing me). Googled this issue and it appears I'm not the only one with this problem and thus far Microsoft Forums have not really come up with a solution for me or anyone else, other than setting up a new account profile which didn't work. They want me to do a repair in place upgrade which means I'll have to reinstall windows 10. This is a windows 10 computer, not an upgrade. Is there any other option? Can you assist? I have RealTek Digital Output.
 

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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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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

A:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.

BG

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I can search files, but no interest search in Cortana. I'm connected to the internet. I noticed this today after the new cumulative update.

Anyone else having this issue? How do I fix it?

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This suddenly came on my PC, despite it being a home PC that I have full admin over - even MS can't figure it out. Any takers?

A:"Cortana disabled by company policy"

Where did you get your current version of 10 Pro, and who/how was it installed? Sounds like a Group Policy Issue?

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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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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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I have Windows 10. When I select the Settings option there is not an option to turn on Hey Cortana. The first option is "Cortana can give you suggestions..." and the second is "Device search history". Can anyone please tell me where to find the option to turn on "Hey Cortana" as it should be under Settings according tot he sites I have read. Thank you

A:No "Hey Cortana" option in Settings

Welcome to the forum,

Is Cortana turned on as mentioned in the blue note box here,

Hey Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have 7 Windows 10 computers (4 @ office, 3 @ home). Of these 7, only 1 is having this issue. Beginning about a month ago, Cortana has started giving me a "How Can I Help?" sort of splash screen, with a "^" on the bottom to collapse into my interests. See screenshots:



Typically with all my other W10 computers, Cortana will default directly to my interests, as seen in the second screenshot. I tried a support session with microsoft, who simultaneously declared it a "new feature" while trying to fix it, unsuccessfully.

Other troubleshooting steps I've taken unsuccessfully:
elevated cmd: sfc /scannowelevated cmd: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealthelevated cmd->powershell: Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest*.xml

  • "upgraded" my current W10 installation by using the mediacreationtool to "upgrade" my current installation while keeping apps and files
  • Turned all cortana cards off and back on

  • turned off cortana completely and went to bing.com/account/personalization and cleared all information, rebootedRead more

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    I have Windows 10. When I select the Settings option there is not an option to turn on Hey Cortana. The first option is "Cortana can give you suggestions..." and the second is "Device search history". Can anyone please tell me where to find the option to turn on "Hey Cortana" as it should be under Settings according tot he sites I have read. Thank you

    A:No "Hey Cortana" option in Settings

    Welcome to the forum,

    Is Cortana turned on as mentioned in the blue note box here,

    Hey Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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    I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

    I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.

    A:" Hey, Cortana" used to work at 1st, then stopped?

    Originally Posted by supashaka


    I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

    I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.



    Welcome to the forum.
    Open Settings, in box "find a setting" at top type Micro, click on Microphone Setup then Speech, Setup for speech recognition, see attachment.

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    I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

    I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.

    A:" Hey, Cortana" used to work at 1st, then stopped?

    Originally Posted by supashaka


    I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

    I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.



    Welcome to the forum.
    Open Settings, in box "find a setting" at top type Micro, click on Microphone Setup then Speech, Setup for speech recognition, see attachment.

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    Made a HUGE mistake, messed with the settings under "My Computer" > "Manage" > "Services> and also the "Local Users". Now having trouble, can not see my "Start and Task Bar", the "windows"+ ''e" is no longer working.

    How can I restore the Services & the Local Users account without having to reinstall my whole computer? I am afraid I will loose lots of files... I do not remember what exactly I changed, but some of the "Services" I changed to "disable" now when I try to open properties and change them back, I am unable. The right click to get to properties is not working.

    Your help is highly appreciated.

    A:How to restore the defaults for "services" under "My Computer" > "Manage>

    I am not sure about the "quick" way of restoring, but what you can do is go back to services, "RIGHT-CLICK" the white area select "HELP" then the third option is "Default settings for services"

    you can see what the default was and manually restore it. I have tried to copy and paste it below

    ==========================================================

    Service Startup Type Log On As Additional information
    Alerter Manual Local Service
    Application Layer Gateway Manual Local Service
    Application Management Manual Local System
    Automatic Updates Automatic Local System
    ClipBook Manual Local System
    COM+ Event System Manual Local System
    COM+ System Application Manual Local System
    Computer Browser Automatic Local System
    Cryptographic Services Automatic Local System
    DHCP Client Automatic Local System
    Distributed Link Tracking Client Automatic Local System
    Error Reporting Automatic Local System
    Event Log Automatic Local System
    Help and Support Automatic Local System
    IMAPI CD-Burning COM Manual Local System
    Internet Connection Sharing Manual Local System
    IPSec Services Automatic Local System
    Logical Disk Manager Automatic Local System
    Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service Manual Local System
    MS Software Shadow Copy Provider Manual Local System
    Net Logon Automatic Local System
    NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing Manual Local System
    Network Connections Manual Local System
    ... Read more

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    A:"msvcr80.dll is missing from your computer." WindowsUpdate_00000643" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

    Hi,

    Please share more information with us, when did you found this iussue? what action are you doing when you found this issue?
    Plese first refer to this KB, does it fit this issue?
    NET Framework update installation error: "0x80070643" or "0x643"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976982/en-us
    More information will be appreciate.
    Regards
    Yolanda
    TechNet Community Support

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    Just thought - if mods don't object - I'd post a reference on this board to another post I've just made elsewhere (not really sure where best to post the original), alarmed at the size of the Anniversary Download (3+ GB) which I'd understood would be in megabytes if you had 1511 already.

    Link to other post: Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607 - WHY 3+ GIGS? - Windows 10 Forums

    Thanks

    ausgumbie

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    Hi,
    when i search a google search box in this site (http://www.openu.ac.il/degrees/), in IE11 Win 10, i get the message "the page can not be displayed). the same page, in windows 7, IE 11 is working well. is it some setting in IE?
    have to point that it only happens when surfing threw proxy server. same computer over open internet is working OK.




    My computer is up to date.
    thanks
    Tamar

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    Hi all,
    My daughter has a Dell 5558 laptop, and since the Anniversary Update a month ago, it is stuck at the welcome screen. It asks for the most recent password or PIN, then says that's wrong and "Your PC is offline. Sign in with the last password used on this PC." Typing in the last password or PIN does not work. I've found advice saying that plugging it into the network with Ethernet would solve it, but it doesn't. I made a USB recovery stick earlier, but ... she doesn't know where it is. So is there a workaround for this? I can't even log in to run recovery. F12 only offers the HD, not the recovery system. I'd like to roll it back, but I can't get to system restore and the previous restore points, either.
    Any ideas appreciated!
    Randall

    A:Win10 1607 breaks Dell 5558, "Your PC is offline..."

    You're going to need to find that recovery media (or alternatively download an ISO of either it from Dell or Windows 10 from Microsoft).
    Once you have that ready, boot the system from it and either try a repair (when I've seen this happen, that hasn't helped) or recovery (which will).

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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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    The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

    Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

    So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

    A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

    Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
    Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
    Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
    Report back with your findings.

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    Hello everyone.

    Thanks in advance for taking the time out to check my thread.

    Here is my problem.

    I am running windows 10 pro which I have installed to SSD.


    When the anniversary update released: I could not update it. It would download the update prepare the install and restart my PC then at around 30% it restarts again and come backs goes from 30 to 32% and black screens and does nothing. I have tried leaving it for several hours. With nothing its just a black screen. (No spinning dots)

    So I gave up on it for a while. Now recently I wanted to try the game "killer Instinct" from the MS store and it said i needed the anniversary update in order to try and here I am trying to install the anniversary update and its still doing the same thing as mentioned above.


    I have tried several times.

    I have tried "troubleshooting" windows updates via control panel.

    A friend of mine suggested doing a clean install with a 1607 latest build of windows 10. However I want to avoid that route as I had tremendous trouble installing windows 10 intially where it would black screen. After the install process. Unless I disabled the integrated GPU in device manager before installing Nvidia drivers.

    I dont want to go through that again.

    So I'm hoping for a more conviennt fix.

    Thanks to alll

    All responses / suggestions appreciated.

    A:unable to "Anniversary" Update 1607 Plz HELP!

    How much space is left on the SSD?

    Download this tool here and allow it to run:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...oad/windows10/

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    I have a big problem here,
    I have used my hard disk for 9month,
    Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
    My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
    And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
    But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
    It can read in computer management there.

    Ways I try:
    1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
    2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
    3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
    4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

    Any solution for me ?

    A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

    The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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    Not a major issue, of course, purely cosmetic, but still a minor annoyance none-the-less:

    I have a number of card reader drives that I never use (haven't even removed that plastic cover tape from them to help keep the dust out) that show when viewing the "Computer" window that displays drives. Is there any way to hide specific unused drivers from this view? Not remove drive entirely, of course, I may need to use one in the future, but just to hide them so they aren't visible, until I may chose to make them visible again?

    Thanks as always,

    Russell

    A:Hiding unused "removable storage" devices from "Computer" folder

    Hello Russell,

    You could check Hide empty drives in the Computer folder in Folder Options to have them stay hidden until you insert a card. When a card is inserted, the drive will display in Computer.

    Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Does anybody know how I can change these icons?

    I changed the default icon for the network one in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C} but it didn't change.
    Appreciate any help,

    B

    A:Changing "Computer" and "Network" icons in explorer navigation pane

    Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to change the icon of "Computer" and "Network" to what you like, and have it applied everywhere in Windows.

    Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon

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    my computer was hijacked by "support tool" a so called virus protection hijacker. i'm in safe mode with networking now & attached you see my hjt log file. help please. THanks!

    actually, i'm on a different computer. it has windows xp home ed. & its a dell inspiron 530S

    also, in trying to fix the problem initially, my wife deleted the file "rundll32" beacause the virus stated that had a virus error. so this file may be missing as well & we may need to replace it.
     

    A:Computer Hijacked by "Support Tool" "Virus Protection" Prog

    I posted this yesterday to get help for a "Support Tool" hijack on a computer. Please help. Log file attached. Thanks.
     

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    Hewlett-Packard
    HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU
    RAM: 6 GB
    64-bit Operating System

    It started while i was browsing anime viewing websites on Firefox.(Both of which I've used for years.) Also note AVG's Resident Shield was online, and i don't remember going anywhere strange or downloading strange files. I had scanned used malwarebytes anti-malware the day before and found nothing.
    Randomly, I received a blue screen stating something like "Client side encryption is not supported by the remote server even though it claims to"

    After restarting, my computer failed to start normally.(I think it failed to load the operating system?) It went to some kind of auto repairing thing to fix itself in order to startup properly. But it failed.

    Safe mode = same as above

    Last Known Good Configuration = same as above

    Bootlogging? Debugging? Description was it would mention at which startup file it failed to load. It loaded files from the top of my screen to almost the middle, which is about < 10 things. It failed, and without telling me any new information, did the "same as above".

    3 attempts of system restore. One was more than a month ago. It would get to the end and "finish" restoring for a brief moment, then immediately show an error pointing to "...Appdata/Roaming/Firefox/(jumble of letters).profile/session(the rest was cut off, but i thought i could see half an "s") It said it couldn't replace the file?

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    A:"Client Side Encryption not supported by..." --> "computer failing to load"

    Its the server that you were on, it did not like the encryption that that server was using.

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    Problem:

    Everything was running fine until yesterday, when my PC crashed with the BSOD giving me the "IRQL not less or equal" error. I ignored it and carried on- which resulted in the computer crashing with "Memory management" blues whenever I started something that was not the browser (It later started crashing on browser start too).

    I first thought it was the temperature - Memtest95 and GPUtemp said otherwise.

    So I started testing the RAM (taking one DIMM out) with Memtest86- It passed 4 cycles, so I shut the PC down and put the other DIMM in.

    When I turned the PC on again, there was no signal sent to my screen, and none to my keyboard (and the HDD light on the front of the case did not start blinking like usual). The fans were running, so I figured something might be wrong with the DIMMs I put in. I removed the graphics card and plugged the screen into the motherboard.

    Now the screen gets a signal, background lighting starts up, and then it shuts down to hibernation again. This repeats itself until the machine is shut down manually.

    I got no idea what to do.

    System specs: http://pastebin.com/DQwejZLx
    I can not post the Minidump folder, since the PC can't start and I did not back it up. Sorry.

    Thank you for your help.
     

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    Which one should I do? I originally wanted to just do "Return computer to factory condition" but Theog just suggested "Use A System Image Created Earlier." I have no idea what to do. So confusing!

    A:"Return computer to factory condition" or "Use A System Image Crea..."

    Hello M4TE and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry for the delay in responding but I just came across your question.

    Most newer manufactured computers have a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive. The manufacturer provides specific instructions on how to access that partition in case you want to restore your machine to the exact condition it was in when it left the factory. That means you'd have to go through the time consuming process of cleaning out factory bloatware (like free trials of programs you'll never need), installing programs you do need, updating everything, creating your personal settings, etc. Here is a general idea of how to access the hidden recovery partition.

    HP Recovery From Partition

    Let's say it took you a day or two to set up your machine to your liking using the hidden recovery partition. A System Image is like a snapshot of your entire hard drive. It will include everything from the operating system to all your programs, files, photos, music, all updates ... everything. Most folks keep it on a separate external hard drive. Let's say a week later you get a virus or your machine crashes for some reason. You can use that System Image to return your machine to the exact condition it was in when you made the image. Usually takes about 30 minutes or so and you're back in business. It's a lot faster and more convenient to only worry about a week of updates compared to probably months with the hidden recovery partition. The newer a System Image is the... 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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    Guys,

    This is a reference question to which I need an answer. Suppose you start to set up Cortona on Windows 10, but a few steps into the process the user decides, "Uhhh. I don't want to do this now." When you cancel out and open her up, she gives a "Welcome Back" notice.

    How would you approach Cortona to make her forget you, and start over at the first set up screen, like setting her up from the first time for a new user? In this regard, she has no memory of a previous users likes, searched, activities, or events. Can Cortona also be programmed to recognize multiple users such as family members where she would know each family member's routine or search habits and interests?

    Jack
     

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    I finally upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago, and most things work fine. Cortana wakes up when I say, "hey, Cortana," then responds with "Something went wrong." Every time.

    If I say, "hey Cortana, play some music," it plays music from my PC.

    If I say, "hey Cortana, Open IE," it says, "Okay, here's Netbeans IDE 8.1." Then, the PC makes a "critical stop" sound, and Cortana locks up. The little dots keeps going across the top of the Cortana windows, but it never recovers.

    If I say, "hey Cortana, Open Internet Explorer," it says, "Sure thing, starting Internet Explorer." Then, the PC makes a "critical stop" sound, and Cortana locks up. The little dots keeps going across the top of the Cortana windows, but it never recovers.

    I give it lots of other commands, sometimes it acts like it recognizes what I'm saying and tries to do something,
    "What's the weather?" "Okay starting weather.""I want to buy a Microsoft surface PC" "Okay, starting Services" or "Opening This PC."
    It invariably responds, as described above with a "critical stop," and Cortana spins and spins.

    After the critical stop, my only recourse is to stops Cortana from the Task Manager.

    So the microphone (Microsoft Lifecam HD 5001) works with Cortana, because it wakes up, and the mic works with other apps.
    System SpecSystem Manufacturer/Model Number: HP pavilion p36... Read more

    A:Cortana "Something went wrong."

    Welcome aboard, Bruce.

    Check "Region" and make sure that you are still set for US English.

    If that isn't the problem, then there are several solutions that MIGHT work . I advise you to scan for corrupted files:

    Go to Task Manager and select File--Run New Task. Type powershell into the box and check the box giving you Admin Privileges; then hit Return. Wait several seconds for PowerShell to start up. Then Type sfc /scannow into the command line and press the [Return] key. The scan may take some time and will end with one of three results. Windows did not find any integrity violations and Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them mean there are now no corrupt files, but Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them indicates a problem.
    In this latter case, type (or copy and paste) DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth into the PowerShell window and press the [Return] key. This will download files from Windows Update to replace the corrupt ones and, again, this may take some time.

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    Last night when I turned my computer on, it came on and was running scan disk--I think someone shut it down without logging off. I hit the "enter" key and all of the sudden the computer went dead and the off/on light went from green for on to orange/yellow. Does anyone know what this means?
    Thanks
     

    A:Computer shut down - CPU Light went from "green (on)" to "orange/yellow"

    I have no idea, but I bet someone else on these forums does. But if I were you, while I was waiting for a response I would look on google...
     

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    Hi there,

    I didn't really know how to google for this (although I did), so I didn't find anything proper and like to ask you: How do I remove the "labels" from drive types in "Computer" window? What I mean:
    These labels above the different drives are really annoying, as I'm accustomed at one item after another and somehow one could change it to that view in every OS every since (XP, Vista), but now it doesn't seem to work? (I tried all the context menu items )

    Any ideas? Thanks for your help in advance, much appreciated!

    Kind regards

    A:Remove "labels" from drive types in "Computer" window?

    you can change the view a bit by using the button highlighted below - i don't know if you can remove the labels though...

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    My hard drive not showing in "my computer" or "Disk Management" but is showing under device manager. I got the hard drive from a friend and his dad had put a Password encryption on it. Any Ideas?

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    I have some irritating hijackers/adwares on my computer! There are the Home Search Assistent/Search Extender/Shopping Wizard programs that I cannot delete. There is also the about:blank hijacker that keeps taking over my home page. Then, I also see this fake warning about "your computer might be at risk" and that wants me to download a searchclick.cc file or something.

    I would appreciate any help.

    Here is my HJT log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
    Scan saved at 1:19:49 PM, on 3/7/2006
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\acs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\javaot.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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    A:"Home Search Assistent" and "about:blank" hijackers have taken over my computer!

    Hi there and welcome to TSF.

    I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem a.s.a.p

    Please be patient with me during this time.


    We also suggest that you Subscribe to this thread to be notified of fixes as soon as they are posted by our Team. You can do this simply by clicking the "Thread Tools" button located in the original thread line and selecting "Subscribe to this Thread".

    regards
    alba

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    I have run webroot antivirus with antispyware, several times. Every time I do, it finds the same virus (sometimes others with similar names). This is from the latest scan:

    Mal/EncPk-CZ
    Troj/FakeAle-FK

    and some cookies. However often I quarantine them, they reappear on the next scan and I also can't get the desktop to go back to its normal appearance, it's gone white with a big warning (as above) and refers to:

    win32/adware.virtumonde
    win32/privacyremover.M64

    having been detected on my computer.

    I have gone through the 5 steps.

    This is the active scan log:

    ;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
    ANALYSIS: 2008-08-21 18:37:14
    PROTECTIONS: 1
    MALWARE: 13
    SUSPECTS: 1
    ;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
    PROTECTIONS
    Description Version Active Updated
    ;===================================================================================================================================================================================
    Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware 5.8.1.55 Yes Yes
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    A:Can't get rid of "Troj/FakeAle-FK" and "Warning! Spyware detected on your Computer!"

    Hi Henry


    Disable SpySweeper's realtime protection. Open Spysweeper and click on Options
    Choose Program Options and uncheck
    load at windows
    startup
    .
    On the left click
    shields
    and then uncheck everything.
    Uncheck
    home page shield
    .
    Uncheck
    automatically restore default without notification
    .
    Exit the program.


    Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix tool:

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

    Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

    The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

    Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:

    The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

    Please continue as follows:
    Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix, link
    Remember to re-enable them afterwards.

    Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.

    When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

    Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

    C:\ComboFix.txt
    New HijackThis log.

    A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any... Read more

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