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ms Access - Setting Startup Options ? how do I reverse

Q: ms Access - Setting Startup Options ? how do I reverse

In access 2000 with my database opened, I clicked on the TOOLS menu > selected STARTUP.

In this window I removed checkmarks for
> Allow Full Menus
> Allow Default Shortcut Menus
> Allow Built-in Toolbars
> Allow Toolbar/Menu Changes
> Use Access Special Keys

This had the effect I was hoping for and made it more like an application.

The problem is i haven't finished the database and still need to work on it.

I need to get these tool bars back.

How do I get them back?.
Please help.



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A: ms Access - Setting Startup Options ? how do I reverse

Does the old trick work?

Open Windows Explorer
navigate to the folder with your database in
hold down shift and double-click the icon

You should have Tools available for use again.

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After doing a system image backup I wanted to test the recovery disk. To have boot from cd tried changing bios to disable secure boot and enable legacy boot.  Couldn't get pc to boot after that so reset cmos by shorting the pins on mboard.  Now on startup always get 6 beeps and black screen but after a minute windows login screen comes on and it runs fine.  Can't access bios setup screen no matter what key used on startup.  6 beeps indicates a video card issue but no hardware errors indicated in device mgr.  Want to upgrade to Win 10 but fearful about doing it until address this boot issue.  Appreciate all help.  

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Hi. I'm trying to access Safe Mode.

I'm accessing the Advanced Startup Options screen (by Shift + Restart) but the only option there is "Turn off the computer". I also tried pressing F8 during boot but that also didn't work.

I remember Safe Mode showing up as an option 2 or 3 weeks ago. What could have happened and how could I fix it?

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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place to put this. My computer has gotten stuck into some kind of loop. I start it up but then it goes almost immediately into the startup repair which just says after the repair "windows cannot repair this computer automaticallly."

I saw a tutorial on this site (or maybe another) on how to fix this problem, but it requires me to get into the command prompt. I can't select advanced options after the startup repair either. If I clcik on it sort of freezes after selecting the keyboard type and after a few minutes I get an error message saying a password is required, but the box to put in the password never comes up.

I've been to a lot of sites and talked to a lot of people trying to figure out how to fix it, and so far everyone either hasn't known how to fix it or just ignored my questions. So I'd really appreciate it if someone here could help me out.

A:Infinite Startup Repair Loop. Can't Access Advances Options

Sorry, I forgot to include in my last post that I'm using windows 7 professional, and my computer is a lenovo thinkpad. Also, I tried using options like safemode to get into my computer, but it just goes straight to startup repair too.

And I'm sorry for the double post. I'm writing this on my phone so it's difficult to go back and edit my posts.

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Hi,  I have an X1 yoga gen 2 since a bit more than a year, I like this laptop but to be honest there are a few annoying quirks. Pen not working properly since day one, keys marking the screen, disappointing battery, but that not why I am posting today, since the last 6 months, when then pushed the vantage software the battery threshold setting are not really saved, it works for a day or two and then revert back to off, charging the battery to 100%. I read it happen for other people after reaching 0% battery but that is never my case as I rarely go under 20%  Any help would be appreciated. I am now out of warranty, so I would like to keep the battery healthy?  

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I am begging for help as this problem is driving me insane! To start the story Windows 10 asked me to upgrade last year, and God I wish I didn't. I had nothing but problems with the OS, mainly down to it being unsupported for my notebook by HP. I Decided to roll back to Windows 8 and during the rollback, the notebook has failed catastrophically! 'Luckily' the recovery option kicked in, but this also failed and crashed mid recovery.  I am now left with the boot failing immediatley and showing a BCD error 0x0000034. (press esc for UEFI). Once in UEFI the only option that doesnt bring the same BCD error is the HP System Test. This works ok and the system passes all tests (including hard drive which though a lot of searching online is often the root cause of the above error) I want to enter the BIOS settings and set it to boot from USB in order to use my windows recovery USB, but pressing F11 or F10 goes straight to the Blue screen of death with the same error above! I am fairly proficient with computers and managed quite a few repairs etc, but this loop of blue screen with no conceivable boot option is driving me insane! Someone please help! Thanks in advance, Thebgb! 

A:Unable to access any recovery options. Boot options menu als...

thebgb Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but I don't have very good news for you ...The Win10 Upgrade is know to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine. This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/HP-Recovery-Manager-Blocked-After-Windo...This means that RESET no longer works on your laptop due to your doing the Win10 Upgrade.To actually restore your PC to its original condition, you need something known as HP Recovery Media.HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada,... Read more

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my laptops display shows everything elongated/squashed and as for display setthings I only have:1152x864 ,1024x678 and 600x800
my laptop has an 17.3 inch pnp monitor, win7 os, 64 bit i5 core, vga adapter

at the color settings 32/16 I saw that I had more display settings: advanced settings->adapter>list all modes and none of the listed modes had 1280x800 you posted for the 17-18 inch monitors, every option still had a squashed look and it looked even poorly when I choose a lower resolution.

what should I do?
ps sorry for my english spelling

A:why don't I have the same setting options as you?

This is more than likely a display driver issue, please complete your systems specs a bit more thoroughly, i.e. ATi HD5770, ASUS MRP45678ie, etc w/o knowing your hardware it's very hard to really help you.

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In Computer > Properties > System Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery,
the option "time to display recovery options when needed".
Can we use this option to disable Windows Startup repair so that Windows 7 will startup Windows normally at all time?
This option is currently no selected, however the Windows is starting up with the Startup Repair screen when it went into bluescreen etc.

If we select this option and change to 0 seconds (without
running bcdecit /set {default| recoveryenabled to No), will Windows start up normally without going to Repair option?

Noticed that even on machine that has recoveryenabled set to No. bcdebit /set {default} recoveryenabled No --- the "time to display recovery options when needed still remains uncheck.
are these two: recoveryenable No vs time to dipsplay recovery options option related/same?


Best Regards,

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Startup > LEDs working > Fan working > Blank screenPavilion dv5BACKSTORY: After some ocassional crashes it finally won´t boot windows, problems started with a "fan cleanup" and my notebook came back with pirated windows, no speakers, and battery problems 4 years ago... Ocassional crashes started 6 months ago with no problems on bootingPROBLEM: (Startup > LEDs working > Fan working > Blank screen) I try to press the f keys to open up startup options like recovery, diagnose, etc. But my f keys look uresponsive, is there another way to press f keys? (Ex. fn + f8 / fin + f2) Or another way to open startup options? Also tried plugging a 2nd monitor, no display...I´m willing to reset my computer to factory, I leaved personal info on my desktop... I prefer a hard drive / info reset than someone probably to see it if they repair it and recover all info somehow... 

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Hi. I have been Googling this, but haven't been able to find the information I need. Maybe someone can help here?

I want the option to open a DVD/CD in Windows Explorer to show on the Autoplay option window that appears when I insert a disc into the drive. I am asked every time I put in a disc, which is what I want; the option is there in the configuration settings, but it doesn't appear in the autoplay window.. See screenshots.

I can remove the Open in Windows Media Player option if only four items will show (but how??)



A:Setting Autoplay options

I just discovered that if I insert a DVD-RW with video files on it, I get the above 'annoyance'. If the same DVD-RW has jpegs on it, I get a different autoplay window open, with different options (including 'Open with Windows Explorer)> I'd thought (clearly wrongly) the action was media dependent, not as to what was on the disc.

So how do I get the Windows Explorer option for a disc with .VOB files on it?

Thanks again.

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Where is the option setting for Win 10 to NOT display a file as anything but it's name?
Running around this AM with Hurricane Irma in the offing taking pics of house and grounds. My camera records a JPEG and a Raw file. When I download (to backup) the images on to my Desktop it takes Win 10 f-ing forever to stop trying to display the Raw files. Obviously I've got something set so Win 10 can't ignore the files. What? I set the view option to detail only but it still takes an inordinate amount of time. Arg! Advice please.

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I am having difficulty setting power options. If I enter and then save my settings, I get a popup saying 'revisions don't match'. No explanation, no help in getting them to match. Are there default settings, or can someone give me an example of some working settings. I'd like the monitor to go off, machine go to standby, then hibernate. But when to have discs spin down? I hope this is clear, and I'm sure it's a stupid question, but what can you do? Thanks. excentric

A:Setting Power Options

Hi excentric and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,Possibly because Standby and Hibernate are more or less the same thing.This option quickly saves your work and puts your computer in a virtual sleep.....a delicate mode between on and off.If you want to, Turn Off the computer when you are done for the day.You will have to power off the monitor manually.

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new to Windows 7

.windows 7.fresh out of the box, first time being turned on, whats the VERY first step towards having the same options applied to ALL folders and seeing the same options the second/third time you use windows explorer?

All previous versions gave us a list of steps to set folder options......we'd go through the steps.....youre options might be fine ...........now, but the next time you use windows explorer, your options are......not there.
Nobody ever knew how to permanently set folder options in all previous windows versions.

is it the same with windows 7

do we still have to change options on each folder that we need to?
each time we use that folder?

I haven't yet tried and I'm not touchin' folder options untill i see what you folks have to say.

A:Solved: setting folder options

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I'm trying to help a friend with a series of Malware related problems, He was hit by "Antispyware Soft "

It seems to regenerate, and sets him up to use a proxy server. Now, it has somehow blocked him from even going to look at Internet Options at all, he gets an error, "cancelled due to restrictions on this computer"

The only way I can help him is to login remotely, and now I can't even do that. He's a local admin on a standalone computer, any ideas on how to get to Internet Options?

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I recently picked up a old HP psc 2510 photosmart all-in-one printer at a yard sale for 10 bucks in great condition. Problem is, it was missing all documentation and driver CD. Fortunately, HP included "in-OS" drivers for Win 7, so I was able to set it up over USB very easily. But now I'm trying to get it up and running with wireless printing, which it supports on XP, but isn't perfectly ported to 7.

Following the advice from the 4th comment on Re: HP PSC 2510 Photostmart drivers for WIndows 7 - Page 4 - HP Support Forum, I was able to connect to it via my wifi network when I plug an Ethernet cable into the printer.

Now, this works, but being a huge nerd, I think it'd be even better if I could set the printer up to be completely wireless. I'm not much of an expert on the finer workings of wireless connections, but I think it's possible to do this with an ad hoc netwrok. But I can't find any instructions for doing this on 7. Closest thing I found was this page with instructionsfor XP, which I was unable to follow on 7.

Since the printer has an on-screen option to enable or disable the "wireless radio" which can only be turned on when the ethernet cable is unplugged, I assume this functionality is to broadcast the "hpsetup" ad hoc network from the printer without it being connected to a router (since I don't think it can connect to an actual wifi network wirelessly; but if it can, it'd be great to know how to do that too!). But even when I do... Read more

A:Options for setting up a wireless printer

Instructions for creating an ad hoc network in Windows 7 can be found here:
Windows 7: How to Create an Ad Hoc Network | kombitz.com

I also wonder if maybe it has anything to do with encryption?
It seems that with the linkout you have provided with instructions
for setting this up in XP describes setting up WEP encryption connection
through the HP setup page. Wondering if the device you are making the
ethernet connection to is handing the printer an IP by checking that option in
the setup through Win7 (Automatically obtain IP address therefore it should) but check if the router is also using
WEP encyption which whilst reading the documentation seemed to be required for the printer.

Is that making sense! I'd start with that first

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As I bought my laptop when I was living abroad, it has an American (I suppose) style keyboard, where (for example) the number keys 1 to 5 in Caps are marked (and produce the symbols) ! @ # $ %. Given that the laptop sits on the desk mostly, I find it a lot easier when doing emails or whatever to use a USB keyboard on my lap, but this has a UK layout, where the same keys in Caps are marked ! " ? $ % ... but produce the same symbols as the first example (laptop's own keyboard).

I don't suppose there is any way to get Windows to recognise the two different keyboard layouts, so that the USB one produces the symbols depicted on the keys? Can I remap it without affecting the laptop one? Can't work out how, if so.


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Hi All,

I have had many problems since I installed Vista Ultimate, both major and minor. I have solved some and am still working on others. I won't try to adress them all now. The problem with folder view settings is one of the most aggravating, though not operationally significant. Still, it does CONSTANTLY Piss Me Off. Pardon my language, but it IS appropriately descriptive. Regardless of whatever settings I choose, the next time I go to that folder or any other, they have reverted to some set of system defaults, which I CAN'T CHANGE. Several I don't use and some I don't want or actually get in the way of what I want to do, such as "AutoArrange". (If I ever meet the person who invented "AutoArrange" I will probably be arrested for assault.)

Does ANYONE know what I can do to set my folders the way I want them and retain the settings?

A:Setting Folder View Options

Have you tried this? Windows Explorer Folder View settings

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Hi guys was changing some icons last night and managed to mess up somewhere. When i went to folder options to try and change the icon for drives it somehow reset the setting for opening drives to find. I changed it to open with windows explorer for now so that i can open things but this doesnt help as they all open in new windows. Does anyone know how to reset this action to default? I checked on my other comp and there doesnt appear to normally be a default option it just opens...
Any help would be great,

A:Setting Program Open Options

Try a system restore

Go to start/run/ type in msconfig
click on launch system restore.
Pick a date in bold, go back to before you messed up

Good luck


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I have roughly 100 M920q's that I want to set up with an identical BIOS config. Whilst I could do them all manually, this will take a significant amount of time.I looked at the Lenovo BIOS Config Tool, but this doesn't seem to apply settings from the config files to any of the several machine models I tried.I then went to look at the Windows BIOS Setting tool. The first tool; SRWIN.exe (& x64 version) errors out with the followingStartService Error: 5
CreateFile Error: 2
Unable to get bios driver handle.The second tool CFGWIN.exe (& x64 version) works but doesn't provide the same level of functionality as the first tool.Please, could someone help me out, as I don't want to have to manually set ~100 PCs.

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After using the RTM build for about a week with no issues, the option to open a folder in the same window when clicked, is no longer working properly.

Now, when clicked, all folders are opening up in a new window and this is very annoying! I havent changed any settings and the folder options are still set correctly. I have tried changing the folder options to see if it would change this behaviour but it did not. What is really strange is that this also happened on my first install of Vista RTM before reinstalling this copy, after about the same time of usage-about 1 week.

Has anybody ran into this or know what is happening? I havent installed any new hardware or software and I havent tried any repairs or recovery yet. I wanted to ask before I started poking around and making any changes in the OS.

A:Vista folder options setting issue

Try this link. It's really simple, the extra is just if the quick merge option doesn't work, it's safe also. I have used it twice, I need to do a reinstall. It fixed alot of my problems with folder options.

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I have strange issue with Windows 8.1 x64 Pro with Media Center. Since it was upgraded from 8, there have been issues with Software Store. Despite internet connection working fine with Firefox and other applications, Store would not connect to the internet. After long investigation I found out that Proxy server setting in Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings must be disabled in order to get Store working again. For some reason proxy server only stays disabled for the current session, which means when the windows is rebooted it comes back enabled again. My question is how to make it stay permanently disabled, as I don't use any proxy. Thanks.

A:Internet Options Proxy Server setting won't stay off.

Try resetting IE11, Tools> Internet Options Advanced tab, Reset button.

Others have this same problem not sure why.

LAN Connection settings keep changing back to proxy server after - Microsoft Community

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Hi, I have xp home eddition with 4 user accounts. 2 accounts work fine the other 2 are having problems.

The desktop settings will not change. You can click what you want and hit apply but changes will not be made and when you open them up again they are back to where they were (which is different to what they should be).

Same for internet options. They have gone to 'never dial a connection' also cannot change home page etc. In the two problem accounts the internet is inaccessable.

Also when you click 'start' button the whole left hand column is blank.

The whole appearance of the accounts is like half xp style and half classic windows style.

I have done a sytem restore (that wont work) says no changes have been made, run adaware and spybot plus avg virus scan (all were updated).

The 2 working accounts are working perfectly!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately I wont be able to try out all the helpful information you are going to give me until tomorrow night.

I hope someone can help.

Thank you

A:Desktop setting and Internet Options wont work

Delete the offending accounts. Reboot and make new ones. Sometimes user accounts become corrupt.

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In Windows XP SP2
If I Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
In Network Connections, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
In Local Area Network Connection Properties, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
In Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties, click Advanced, and then click the DNS tab.
There are two options at the bottom of the dialog box.
Register this connection’s addresses in DNS
Use this connection’s DNS suffix in DNS registration
Is there any way to set these two options with Registry entries or by scripting ?

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Here's my problem with Vista.

When I go into any folder for the first time, it comes up with a set of random things to sort the folders by, and random view settings.

I want every folder to have the "details" view by default. Also, I want the tabs "Type", "Size", and "Date Modified" that I can click on to sort these, with "Type" being the default selected one.

This is how I had things in WinXP. All I had to do was click "Apply to folders" in the folder options. I do this in Vista, also, I do have "Remember each folder's view settings" checked. Yet it makes up a random set of view settings for any folder I haven't manually set myself.

So, how do I make Windows Vista stop coming up with random view settings for folders? When I click on a folder of pictures I still want it in "Details" view, with "Type", "Size", and "Date Modified" tabs. With "Type" selected as the default to sort by.

Yet, it appears in "Large Icons" view, with "Date Taken", "Tags", "Size", and "Rating" as the only sort by options.

How do I stop this madness?

A:Folder view options? How do I make a default setting?

Greetings =)

After having a go at this my self to see if I could come up with a fix I found my PC doing the same thing, So after a bit of a google crawl I found this post - Hope it helps =)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13880_3-10019957-68.html - Long way around good for beginer and intermidiate users

CAUTION: "This involves editing the registry. It is always recommended to create a back-up of the registry before making any modifications. Before performing any of the actions below, please save your work and close any Windows Explorer windows, as you will need to log off for these changes to properly take effect." If you dont know what your doing I would recommend against the following fix.


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I need to register a dll using regsvr32 and set identical options for MS Word and MS Access for 9 users (with user permissions) on 10 computers running XP pro. All users are on a domain on a server running SBS 2003. Is there an easier way than changing each user to administrator privledges, register the dll, change the user back to user privledges, set the options in Word and Access and do this 90 times?

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Hello again, dear forum.

I just finished up a tiny little database, nothing complex... and when I finished, I went into the options to remove the navigation bar, all of the menus, everything... so that the user would have to use the menus I'd created in the database. I figured it was the best way to make sure no one messed around with the back end.

And now, I want to make a change, and... I can't get into my design view or anything anymore. I can't see my tables I tried customizing my quick access menu with the "Options" button so I could go in and reverse all those settings, but it's greyed out.

Help? (And if this doesn't make much sense, please feel free to ask questions and I'll clarify... I'm a little panicky right now, haha).

A:Solved: Access 2007: Can't Access Options, Locked Out

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I have a serious problem with my home PC - infected with something
Here are my problems -
At startup last night a bunch of "virus alerts" came up and I noticed
I have missing programs on my desktop. If I go into
"Start" - I can't even see or go into "all programs" or "find" or "search" or "run" etc...
I can't go into or even see my control box either. Everything is missing on the lower
right "box" when hitting "start".
If I hit control/alt/delete to access my taskbar manager - it says
something like "administrator has disabled task manager"
Windows Automatic update is screwed up also -won't let me change settings.
I rebooted in safe mode and I had to pick between two users -
administrator and M ( I assumed that was for mike/me) and under
the M user in safe mode I still have missing programs (like c.cleaner etc..)
and I can't do much. Not sure if this "safe mode" is really safe.
So, I rebooted in safe mode to administrator and that
seemed normal -but I couldn't access the internet.

I am running Windows XP and use Internet Explorer.
I have Spygate (firewall) and AVG antivirus - both free versions.
I can get on the internet (IE), but I get extra pop ups and websites along with
what I request.
I ran the AVG scan last night- and after 2+ hours and finding some
trojans, tracking cookies etc... and getting rid or quarantining them, I still have serious issue... Read more

A:No Task Manager Access /lost Programs & No Control Setting Access

Please print out and follow the instructions for using SDFix in BC's self-help tutorial "How to use SDFix". This program is for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.-- When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"-- Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus and any anti-malware real time protection before performing a scan.When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply. Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click ... Read more

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In Windows 8.1, I need comma as a decimal symbol. However, after restart it changes to dot and I need to reset it and restart all the programs. It is annoying. In Region settings, input method, Welcome, User setting etc. are the same language/region (Slovak).
Is there registry key that would prevent OS changing the settings after restart? The default settings are correct, so I do not understand where does the change come from. After OS installation I used different system language (English) for a time, because
it is easier for me to do setup in English, so maybe that is the reason. Thank you.

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I have added the location of my own files D:\* to the Resource Access > File Access > Blocked Access. Sandboxie has automatically blocked Windows File Sharing \Device\Mup\
Will this prevent software installed within the Sandbox from accessing that location and contents?


A:Sandboxie - Block Access setting to Restrict File Access?

Huracan said:

Will this prevent software installed within the Sandbox from accessing that location and contents?Click to expand...


Any programs you run in Sandboxie should not be able to access those locations specified. (Unless Sandboxie, for whatever reason, fails to work correctly or has a bug which prevents the feature from operating correctly - very rare).

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I have two Windows XP options on startup. I need to delete one of them so that it boots into the correct XP.

Does anyone know how to do this?

I thought there would be a boot.ini which I could modify.

Please help me.

A:XP Startup Options

Start->Control Panel->System->'Advanced' tab->'Startup and Recovery' box ->Settings button.

There, you can see a list of options to choose from, you can probably figure it out...you can edit the list by clicking the 'edit' button there. Good luck!

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Hey guys, I borrowed one of my friends hard drive because he wanted it formatted with vista. so i put it on my comp and formatted it for him, then i took it out. now every time i start up my computer it gives me the options to choose vista or windows7 but theres no windows vista on my computer how do change the option so it wont take me to that screen because i only have one OS.

A:Os options at startup

n/m guys i just found out how to do it. I opened command prompt as administrator then i typed bcdedit delete {default}. which was the OS for vista that is not on my computer since i took out the harddrive.

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I would like to find out what items I really need in my startup folder.

I also don't know what many of the words mean.

I would really appreciate your help.

A:startup options

The only thing i leave in my startup is Systray and norton and my firewall.

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hi everybody. this is my first time at techsupportforum.
here is my prob:
there was some corruption of system files and the system would not on.
so i installed win xp sp3.after installation the cd was still inside the drive.
after installing other software the system had to be restarted.the system booted from the cd and started the windows setup with the blue screen.
then i saw it and pressed F3 to quit.after the system again rebooted i am getting 2 starup options like when u have 2 os.it looks somewhat likethis
microsoft windows xp professional
microsoft windows xp professional setup
Somebody please help me remove these options and boot windows directly.

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hi,after a reinstall i now get the option of "xp pro or xp pro" bit daft really anyone got a clue
also having two harddrives i choose this time to put windows on the smaller one 37gb
try as i may i cannot get windows to call it "c drive" is there any way around this many thanks.

A:xp options at startup

harrylyme said:

hi,after a reinstall i now get the option of "xp pro or xp pro" bit daft really anyone got a clue
also having two harddrives i choose this time to put windows on the smaller one 37gb
try as i may i cannot get windows to call it "c drive" is there any way around this many thanks.Click to expand...

Sounds like you have XP on both drives . This would give you a dual boot . A couple of questions . Which HD is at the end of the ide cable ? On the boot screen what HD is listed first ? Do you have the jumpers set to master and slave and if so which one is the master ? Look in the main directory of each HD , set the options to show hidden files , copy and paste both boot.ini files

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HP Mini Tower - Win 10 Pro 64 bit

I'm trying to get my boot time a little faster. At boot, I am offered the option of going to Windows Desktop or to Macrium Backup And Restore. I can click Windows or Macrium, or I can do nothing and after a short period of time the desktop will appear.

I know nothing about Macrium as I have not investigated it yet. It may be something I want to keep, so I do not want to remove it. To make boot time faster, I would though, like to remove the option at startup. How can I do this without removing the software?

A:Win 10 Startup Options

Not sure how you got Macrium on your computer: https://www.macrium.com/
It's mostly for businesses. If you decide to remove it, the option will no longer appear. I don't know if Macrium Backup would work if you only have a trial version.

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I have attached a picture of the screen options i am getting everytime i boot up a windows vista computer.....i have to choose every time to boot up windows vista or windows 7 (recovered)
the computer works perfectly fine when i choose vista (its a licensed windows vista computer)
the windows vista OS is only about 4 months old installed on this hard drive and its activated,
at one point in time i connected a hard drive from another computer via USB to this computer with windows 7 on it to do some repair work on the windows 7 drive, but i never copied anything (that i know of) to my hard drive,
i have checked the partitions on the drive and there are none, there are no seperate windows 7 partitions,
how do i get rid of this? and why is it doing this?....it sounds like there are two OS now installed on the computer? but to my knowledge there are not,
i dont really wanna wipe the drive if i dont have to

A:Startup Help/Options

Try going to system configuration >boot tab. (You can get to it from either administrative tools, or typing msconfig in the search box).
if there is a windows 7 option, highlight and delete that option. Press ok and restart. See if that removes your problem.  

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This is probably a stupid question but how would I go about restoring windows when all five startup options go to bsod? and I get different stop messages when I choose different options. I thought about an OS re-install but can't find my disk, all I can find is the disk for my fiancee's Laptop. Hers was XP pro and mine was Xp home so I didn't think it would work, and besides I can't find any product codes or serial numbers for either. Am I going to have to format and buy a new OS or what? I'm lost and would appreciate any help.


A:BSOD on all startup options

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When I turn on this win XP dell, I get 2 options which are both the same.

"Please select the Operating System to start micorsoft win xp home"

It list it twice. if I do not choose either the computer continues to boot to the desktop. How can I and Can I get rid of having to choose?

Thank you

A:Solved: Options at startup

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When the EU turns the system on, they see two user names. The "Admin" account -which they can't access because they don't know how- and the account they are allowed to log into.

I need the Admin account to be active, but I want to simplify the login proccess as much as possible. Do you guys know of any way to have the login screen show only the login for one account, while having the other available would remain available through selecting "Log Off" or "Switch Users" or what not? I can do this on our thin clients (XP Embedded), but I haven't found a way to do it on these Win7 laptops. Whatdayathink?

Thanks, SF'ers!


A:User Startup Options

Hello Jason,

I suppose that you could set Windows 7 to log on automatically to the 2nd user account at startup. This way they never see the log on screen, and you can still use "Log Off" or "Switch Users" to log on to the administrator account.

Hope this helps some,

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every time i boot up or restart my comp i get a screen saying this:

Please select the Operating System to start:

Microsoft Xp Home Edition
Restore Microsoft Home Edition

for troubleshooting and advanced startup options for windows, press F8.

Ive tried selecting both options and it boots up normally into Xp, but then when i boot up again or restart the comp the same screen appears every time

i would be grateful for any help or suggestions

P4 2.8
512mb ram
100gb hard drive
Windows Xp Home sp2

A:Solved: Xp startup options - i need help

Well .. for this on Win XP go to the ---> control panel / " system" icon / " advanced " tab on the top / "start up and recovery" button / select the option / uncheck display lilst of operating systems - and also set the default operating system in the selection window there. (make sure u set the right default operating system) ..

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hi guys,
I have a 5.5 year-old Packard Bell laptop which works very well.

Today, I've had to re-install Windows XP onto it after I created some problems.
So far everything's apparently fine, except for one little detail:
When I turn on the pc, I get 4 different options, of which the first one (the only good one) will be picked by default if I don't choose a different one before 30 seconds time. The other 3 (not good ones) were created during some failed recovery attempts and an installation that was later rendered useless.

Before, I used to get only 2 options:
- Windows XP (normal)
- Windows XP Safe mode
which I was happy with.

But now, I want to delete the 3 'bad' options that I will NEVER use, nor any data related to them.

So, my question is:
How do I delete those options and ALL the start-up data related to them?
Also, how do I create a 'Safe mode' start-up option like I used to have before?

BTW, previously I had Windows XP Home.
But today I've installed Windows XP Professional.

Thanks in advance!

A:Startup options & CHKDSK

You could try opening msconfig and looking at the boot.ini tab.
This should give you a list of operating systems.
select the unwanted ones (one at a time) and then click on 'check all boot paths'
If the entry is invalid (os missing) it will ask if you want to delete the entry-choose yes.
If the unwanted boot options are not listed then you can boot from your xp cd and choose the repair option. If you have not set an administrators password during the previous install then hit enter.
You should have the windows os listed as 1
enter 1 and at the command prompt type fixboot and hit enter.
At the next startup you unwanted options should have gone.
Check this kb if you want more detailed info wrt the recovery console.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

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When I boot up, I have no more F8 startup options, such as booting to safe mode. Instead what comes up is a simplified boot order menu that allows me to choose what boots up in what order.

I need to log on as an administrator to fix my other (self-inflicted) problem...

In a moment of sheer idiocy I went into the proprties for the RPC Service. I then went into the Log On tab and changed the log-On to the "Log On As", "This Account" option, and browsed to find my profile name. All this because I was trying to be able to change settings elsewhere that needed administrator privileges...I can't log in as the Admin because I can't get to the startup options menu by pressing F8.

Now Windows comes up, but all services dependent of the RPC won't work because the RPS service itself can't work....services like system restore.
I've been hunting through the System32 file hoping I would find something to help.
I tried using the XP CD to restore or repair, but neither worked; the repair option never even came up.
I replaced my NTLDR from the CD because the computer wouldn't boot at one point, and said it couldn't find it.
I've been able to get in and do a file transfer wizard and back up some other files to my other HD, but I really don't want to reinstall XP if I don't have to.

Any suggestions or knowledge on whether I can find that line of code telling the RPC service what its Log On is, so I can repair it manually? Somewhere, it just needs to be told N... Read more

A:Advanced Startup Options Gone, RPC off!

OK, people are reading this but not replying...I wish I knew what that means... anyway,

I figured out which files on the OEM XP cd were the ones for the RPC service, and expanded them directly into the system32 file, overwriting the old ones (rpcns4.dl_ and rpcrt4.dl_ on the XP install CD). I'm quite proud I figured out how to do this.

The good news: it's no worse than before, but the bad news: it's no different than before either.
I can't get into the properties for the RPC service via the Services console. All talk I can find on different sites for restoring default settings involve using the Service Console and have to do with the startup type, not logon.

Sorry I forgot this info in first post:
AMD 3700, Asus A8N-E Mobo, 2 gigs ram, 30 gig 10k rpm HD on ide (with OS), 120 7600 rpm HD on serial, with a FAT sector on the larger drive for backup. Windows XP home with SP3.
I run Avast AV, COMODO internet security suite/firewall, Spyware Blaster, Ad-Aware, Spybot, Autoruns, HijackThis/Kaspersky, and Sisinternals suite.
Full scans came up clean, although I got something weird back in August that I still wonder if I worked out all the kinks...that's when my F8 options disappeared.

Somebody tell me something! Am I on the right track? How can I reinstall/reset all the settings for the services? I need to change that logon, it;s the source of all my current problems...except the missing advanced startup F8 menu for after the POST...

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I downloaded Ubuntu last night. I burned image to disc etc. Now I pop it in my computer and it reads teh disc then continues to load XP. I dont care if it overwrites my XP(as I hate microsoft & its a spare computer). So, How do I boot from CD, or install it?

Computer Details:

Make: HP Pavilion 513c
OS: XP home (no service pack, so im guessing sp1)

A:Boot From Cd, Not In Startup Options.

You have to enter the BIOS and make the CD drive the first boot device.

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I was going to do a clean install of 2000 over 2000, we bought a laptop on ebay...it won't let me do the install.

Anyway, I th ought I'd clean it up, so that is working out great, the seller didn't leave too much on there...but everytime it restarts I have the option to run windows 2000 or run windows 2000 setup...how to I get rid of that and just make it start up normally?

Thanks and kindest regards,

A:Solved: How to I get rid of options at startup?

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How can I change what programs start when my desktop loads

A:Solved: startup options

Check the options within the different programs, some have settings for start up.
Use MSCONFIG or any other third party startup program to turn them off.

What programs do you have starting that you want to turn off?

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I'm having problems with my startup. I use to have Windows XP first and then I installed Windows Vista on a second drive. afterward I decided to uninstall vista and just keep my XP Pro. Now when I boot the options I will get is first Vista and then XP, so I always have to choose Windows XP even when the second drive is not connected to the PC. How Can I delete the second OS which is vista from the startup menu options??? this is my boot.ini config

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

I dont see vista here so I'm not sure where to go to edit the options.

Please advise. Thanks!

Windows XP Pro

A:[SOLVED] Startup Options

Hi OM3GA !

Vista overwrote the boot loader, you'll need to restore the original one.

Go to start => run and type : c:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 c
assuming C is the system drive. If there's no boot folder on C: you can find bootsect on the Vista CD.

Second solution : Start => run => c:\boot\fixntfs -xp (fixntfs is the older bootsect)

Third solution : boot on the XP CD, press 'R' to access the recovery console then type fixmbr then fixboot. Better to backup your data first.

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