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Bios missing options

Q: Bios missing options

I am running...
Sony vaio (pcg71913l)
Windows 10
Intel i7 2720qm
8gb ram
Bios: INSYDE R0200Z9

This happened before i even upgraded my processor or even my ram, its missing options like uefi/legacy mode, and other type of stuff. I have the latest version of the bios, and i even tried resetting it by taking out the battery from the mother board, although it didnt work. It would be great if someone can help me out. If you need pictures, dont hesitate. Thanks in advance!

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I am running...
Sony vaio (pcg71913l)
Windows 10
Intel i7 2720qm
8gb ram
Bios: INSYDE R0200Z9

This happened before i even upgraded my processor or even my ram, its missing options like uefi/legacy mode, and other type of stuff. I have the latest version of the bios, and i even tried resetting it by taking out the battery from the mother board, although it didnt work. It would be great if someone can help me out. If you need pictures, dont hesitate. Thanks in advance!

Sent from my SM-G360P using Tapatalk

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Hey, I recently fully reset my laptop to get rid of all the bloatware that was on it from the factory. When I went to reinstall my two linux distros that I run alongside Windows, I was presented with a new looking BIOS/Boot screen. It said press sex for start-up menu so I did. I looked in the settings but there was a lot missing and nothing like the old text based bios that was on the laptop before.Does anyone know what's going on?

A:Options missing from BIOS?


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I am trying to boot from the recovery cd and cannot. When I look at the Bios setup utility.Bios device priority there are no choices under the boot device priority to select from. When I attempt to load the setup defaults these are still missing. I am trying to figure out to to solve the NTLDR is missing error and am trouble shooting. Can anyone offer suggestions?

A:Bios Setup Boot Device Priority options Missing

What bios do you have? Try pressing F12, F10, or delete when it boots and one of those will take you to a menu to let you choose which device to boot from.

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After upgrading a lattitude 7450 laptop to the latest BIOS, A13, both the IPv4 and IPv6 boot loader are missing when wanting to perfrom a UEFI network boot, Encountered this on all 7450 with BIOS A13. The enable UEFI network stack check box is checked as it was. Any idea where these options went? It is not possible to perfrom UEFI network boot anymore we wanting to reimage it.
The only solution we found around it is to downgrade the BIOS to A12, and then they are back. 
Is this a miss from Dell? Cant image they did this on purpose. 

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When start up, my device no longer shows options such as 'press enter to enter bios set up' , and no longer responds when I press f1, f2, f12 etc repeatedly.   Instead, it keeps running to open the windows log in page.  It did work fine but changed over night.  Any ways i could restore that? Thanks! 

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So I have a keyboard with a fully functional and fully working Sleep Button on it when I press the Sleep Button it will put my Computer to Sleep. However in the latest versions of Windows 10 they have completely removed the Sleep Button Options from the Advanced Power Options as well as the Change what my Power Buttons do section. I used to be able to tell Windows to Hibernate when I pressed the Sleep button in the Advanced Power Options, However that option is now gone! I have tried using Registry Tweaks/Changes etc,.. and I can not seem to get that option back! Does anyone here know how to fix this so that I can tell Windows to Hibernate when I press the Sleep button instead of Sleeping? I would really appreciate some help with this!

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I went into my power options to change some of the advanced settings and most of them are missing? I am on windows 8.1 with a week old Surface Pro 3. I want to say I read somewhere that hyper-v can cause options to be missing, but I honestly don't even know what that is and I don't have it installed.

Screenshot attached

A:Options Missing from Power Options Advanced Settings

Hello Mossalot, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The power options you have available are determined by Windows for your specific system.

What specific options would you like to have back, and I'll post back with how to restore them?

For now, check the tutorials below to restore any you may want.

How to Add or Remove "Allow Away Mode Policy" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "Allow sleep with Remote Opens" in Power Options in Windows 7 and 8How to Add or Remove "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options in Windows 8 and 8.1How to Add or Remove "Dim display after" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "Enable forced button/lid shutdown" in Power OptionsHow to Add or Remove "Hard disk burst ignore time" in Power OptionsHow to Add or Remove PCIe "Link State Power Management" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "System unattended sleep timeout" in Power OptionsHow to Add or Remove "Turn off hard disk after" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "USB 3 Link Power Mangement" in Power Options in Windows 8How to Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options in Windows

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My browser (internet explorer) is missing the delete history and other genreal tasks under the internet options in the tools section. as well at time my broswer will not open, and typing and scrolling is very slow. i do not currently have virus protection, and was worried this might be a virus.
any help?

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In the Dell XPS 13 (9360). Using the latest BIOS 1.3.2 (but the old previous BIOS version was the same).

If you go to the "Fn Lock Options" under BIOS, there are 2 options, they are listed as:
  Lock Mode Disable/Standard   = The F1-12 Keys behave as function keys
  Lock Mode Enable/Secondary = The F1-12 Keys control the secondary functions.

These options are Swapped. If you disable the "Fn Lock" and set the mode to "Lock Mode Disable/Standard", log into Windows, and Press F1, it will then MUTE the system. Even though it should act like an "F1" Key.
If you go back into BIOS, set the mode to "Lock Mode Enabled/Secondary", log into the system and Press F1, then the Help comes up.

The options are swapped on these two configure options. Please update the text in the BIOS to match the appropriate configuration. Thanks. I've included a ScreenShot of the BIOS options. "Fn Lock" does do what it describes (disables Fn-Esc). Doesn't matter if u turn this on or off. If you have it set up as I do below, the Fn Keys are set for the proper Function (F1-F12) operation. However, the text says it should do its secondary functions in this mode.

A:XPS 13 9360: BIOS 1.3.2 - "Fn Lock Options", the 2 Config Options are Switched

Hi codster,Thanks for posting.I'll send this over to the team that writes the instructions. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Concerning Edge:

Where is the menu bar?

How do I access Internet Options?

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I have problem with bios
i don''t see advanced option i have bios with last updatemy laptoplenovo 
E50-80 Laptop (Lenovo)
my system information:
system information
 and my bios 
*please tell me of you need more information*
please help i have trying fix it for 3 months
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

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I have 2 Dell 780's that I would like to reset to factory using the Dell Recovery partition.  These are Windows 7 64bit Pro machines.  The units have 3 partitions, diagnostics, recovery and OS.  I have followed instructions to start the recovery process and can successfully get the units to boot to the standard windows restore options page, but the expected last item "Dell Factory..." is not present.www.dell.com/.../how-to-restore-your-windows-7-computer-to-factory-settingsI do not see Dell Backup and Recovery installed.www.dell.com/.../DriversDetailsThere is nothing on the C:\ partition I wish to retain and want to do a clean (re)install, ideally on a formatted drive.  I would like to keep the recovery partition functionality intact so this can be done again.  I rather not do an upgrade where I get left with a windows.old folder and other unused folders in the root directory.Related:1 - I think I read somewhere that recovery can only be done once.  Is this correct?2 - Does recovery also include the Cyberlink software?3 - From where is the System Recovery tools run?Also have seen this:  en.community.dell.com/.../20141229

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how do i turn off bios /cmos options like caching and shadowing?
this msg comes on the blue screen during the finalizing phase in xp setup

how to get these options off?

A:Bios options

Here's a link on how to access BIOS: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

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I am trying to free up disk space by deleting all but the most recent restore point, but the more options tab is not visible.
Here is a picture of what i am taking about:

Please help.

A:More options tab missing. Help!

Hi r_khan,

Can you please provide more information about your system? Did you grab this screenshot from the interwebs, or is this something you were able to take?

Lastly, since you are trying to free up some room to make your computer speedier, you might also http://library.techguy.org/wiki/How_to:_speed_up_your_system


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Hello, I have a Compaq notebook and I just recently got the upgrade to 32 7. My friend has a beta version, also 32 bit, and he has options that I do not. On his taskbar when he hovers over a compressed button/folder it will show displays of them. Secondly, when going to personalization to window color, it automatically goes to the advanced version and i cant make it transparent or anything.

Any help? Anything else I may be missing?

A:Missing options

Quote: Originally Posted by richieb

Hello, I have a Compaq notebook and I just recently got the upgrade to 32 7. My friend has a beta version, also 32 bit, and he has options that I do not. On his taskbar when he hovers over a compressed button/folder it will show displays of them. Secondly, when going to personalization to window color, it automatically goes to the advanced version and i cant make it transparent or anything.

Any help? Anything else I may be missing?

Hi and welcome

You should have all the options he has unless your video card cant support them. What is th WEI score, and what video card. Also could we get some more info on the missing options

Ken J+

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I run Ccleaner software to clear cache and other unwanted files.
But after this, some option are missing now.
options in right click like graphic setting, add new folder etc.
When in folder screen, there is option on toolbar to add new folder in windows 7. It is not working.
Icons of recent places, downloads, apps is missing.

I run the recommended setting in Ccleaner software.

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When you go to the following link: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds018884 and scroll about 3/4 of the way down the webpage, it says that there is a v1.41 version of the BIOS (as shown below), and it also says that v1.41 is the current version of the BIOS, however there is no link to download v1.41 of the BIOS or the accompanying readme.txt file like there is say for v1.40 of the BIOS - see below: Package | UEFI BIOS              | ECP                             |    Release1.41        | 1.41 (8BET61WW) | 1.36 (8AHT42WW)    | Current Release 1.40        | 1.40 (8BET60WW) | 1.36 (8AHT42WW)    | 8buj19us.exe                                                  | 8buj19us.txt Also at the very top of the same webpage, it says that v1.42 is the current version of the BIOS NOT v1.41.  If you look at the Readme.txt file, it indicates that there was indeed a v1.41 of the BIOS released, however version 1.41 of the BIOS is ... Read more

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I have two bios options in the bios that will probably make the pc faster, but I want to know that it is safe. The first one is the HT speed, it is set at 400, but I can set it to 800. Should I do this?

The second is the DRAM Dimm voltage adjustment. I have geil value ram ddr400 running at 227 fsb with 2.5-3-3-6 timings. The voltage is set at 1.6, should I set it to 1.65?

Will these settings make a performance difference?

A:Weird Bios options I don't get?????

hey there,

The ht speed is the bandwidth between the CPU and the AGP slot. You dont really need to up it unless your having trouble with your graphics card.

The only reason you would need to up the voltage on the RAM is if you have overclocked it. If you have then a higher voltage will make it more stable. If you havent, you'll just be giving it a higher voltage.

Hope this helps

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It accedently opend that day i dont know why ,I did not press any key......However, I have disabled the Hyperthreading from thair because reasons.......And now i want to turn it back on, any way to access it again? just one time......Thank you Lenovo for this verrrrry limited BIOS, Im sorry, please help me.....Thanks

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i have AHCI/IDE option in my laptop BIOS,i want to know what is this option for, and which is good for which purpose.at present i am using window7 and it is set to AHCI..cuz i m facing PIO mode problem in my dvd burner and it is not burning anything,and someone told me that i see this option,i asked him what does this relation has wit burning but he didnt reply.
all i want to know is 2 things.

1.what is this AHCI and IDE option in BIOS for??..
2.does its changing,will effect to return PIO mode in DMA or DAO mode of dvd burner?...

A:Need help about BIOS options...Urgent...

Hi, this site will explain what the AHCI is, and why your computer is using it if it is using a SATA HDD, or DVD drive. Hope this helps.

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Please, if here is an owner of a ZB00k with nVidia Graphics, answer me this Question: If you set in BIOS this Option: "Hybrid graphics enabled", is your nVidia Card still visible in device manager? I have a lot of trouble since my ZBook has BIOS-Version 1.36, so this answer is very important for me. Best Regards ant thanks from Michael   

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I got a dell uniplex gx270, and it won't boot from the dvd-rom drive, i went to the bios menu and i can't change it. It seems that anything in blue (not white) lettering will not respond to input. Only the hard disk seems to be enabled, and i don't know the password i wanted to install a new O.S. but can't without the rom drive working. thanks for all help

A:I need help enabling options in the bios, please

You may need to replace the cd drive

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Hello, Why can i not change more options then "Fan Always on" and 3 other options. My BIOS have not many options?why? Are there invisible Options. Because i will try to total reset my BIOS. Also so i not lost my data on my HDD. But only Options in BIOS get reset to default all options to default . I still have some problems with the fan not go up in speed then the computer getting hot, only a little bit. Regards Simon

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Have you ever seen a BIOS that has absolutely no boot options other than the internal disk.

I bought this little 11.6" Asus X205TA 1.0 laptop which is actually a handy little device. It obviously has no optical drive but 2 USB ports. But the temporary and permanent boot order does only allow booting from the internal disk. I am really stuck if I want to e.g. recover from a Macrium image.

I guess I will have to make my own refresh images. And even those I can only use as long as the machine functions. Any other ideas.

A:BIOS with no boot options

That's a new one on me, Wolfgang. Seems your only option is something like Paragon Migrate and a spare SSD to swap in case of catastrophe.

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 I have found a z drive on my computer I didn't put there I want to format my harddrive and reinstall windows, but I can't enter any of my bios options they are locked out

A:cant change bios options

Exodus777, welcome to the forum. HP limits the amount of BIOS settings that can be changed.  You can use the Recovery media that you made to Reset the computer.  Also, you could use the Disk Management to extend the partition next to Z.

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I am accessing the BIOS to change the dedicated video RAM but I cannot change most of the options.My BIOS is Insydeh20 and I have already tried: -Setting an administrator password for BIOS-Disabling secure boot and deleting keys-Disabling administrator password for BIOS-Enabling Legacy Boot What can I do?

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Hello.I have a G40-30 laptop.I changed the hard disk and installed windows 10. The problem is when I boo my computer after post and before windows it shows me 2 messages. "Windows boot manager boot failed" where I press ok and then "Lenovo recovery system boot failed" where I press ok again and then it enters Windows normally. Those errors are because the original Hard Disk had installed 2 partitions extra one for each error. From Bios I change from EFI to legacy and I change to "legacy first" for boot priority. But after saving and restart the "legacy first" boot priority is not saved and it has changed back to EFI. The fist chane remains saved as I selected it.I tried updating the BIOS with the latest version but when I select to procced with the update the computer restarts and the BIOS is not updated.Again the computer works fine but I cannot save the changes I make to the BIOS. And I have tried to restore default setting to the BIOS but nothing changed.Any thoughts would be very helpfull.Thank you

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Hello all,new user here !

I have a quick question for y'all.I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ( rev. 2.0 ) mobo,and a WD 500GB Sata-II HDD,and i was wondering what happens if i enable the following options in my bios because they are on disabled right now

SATA AHCI Mode [Disabled]
SATA Port0-1 Native Mode [Disabled]
My HDD is recognized as SATA-II by HD Tune though the speeds of my HDD are kinda slowish 30mb/sec,but anyway my main question is: Is it ok if i leave them disabled or its better to have them enabled? I'm planning on buying another SATA-II HDD and im curious of these settings.

A:A question regarding some options in my bios !


I don't know about the second option, but I know the first. See this tutorial before changing anything: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Good luck!

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its showing no bios option on fresh installation on hp-g2b21ea

A:no bios manage options

That is your boot manager - how you getting into that?? You need to F10 to get into the bios settings - and change the boot order to your setup media first..

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I need to know how to change the boot order in the BIOS. I figured out how to get into it, now I can't decipher how to change the boot order.

I run a Toshiba Satellite 3000-S353 model - Phoenix BIOS

I have a constant restart problem and can't get into Windows at all. I'm trying to load the setup from the floppy disk drive and I need to know how to get it to boot from the floppy!

I don't have the WinXP CD so that's why I'm doing it this way.

I'd really appreciate any help here! I'm freaking out!

A:Changing BIOS options - PLEASE HELP!

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hi I am Rajesh.... i have a destop with the following configuration
Asus Mother Board ------M2N-VM DVI
AMD Athlon(tm)64X2 Dual Core processor 5000+ 2.60 GHz
2.00 GB RAM (800 FSB)
LG Sata DVD Writer

what should be enabled and disabled in the BIOS to install Vista ??
please help me in solving thhis problem

A:Confusing BIOS options

Nothing as far as I know. Should be fine with default settings.

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I would like to increase my dedicated video memory, but i cannot seem to get into the Bios area to increase it. please help.

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how to open more options in bios? my bios's version is J01 v 2.25 i want to show more setting

A:how to open more options in bios ?

Abdo2, welcome to the forum. I am not certain that you can see more options in the BIOS.  Once you're in the BIOS, you can use the arrow keys to move from section to section and through the options in each section.  If the option is greyed out, it means that it is not available.  HP keeps their BIOS options to a minimum. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi, I?m trying to replace the Hard drive in my W530 with a 2 Tb SSD drive (crucial MX500). The current HDD is configured as a dynamic drive with a system, recovery & 3 other NTFS partitions. I have tried copying the disk  and using the ?migrate OS to SSD/HD? options in the MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 10.3 program, however, when I swap out the old Drive & try booting from the new one, the bios doesn?t see the drive as bootable , although it identifies the drive model & if I run the Storage diagnostic utilities , no errors are found. Can you suggest what the problem could be, please? - Do I need to change a bios option / what option(s) should I look at? Thanks in advance.

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 Where can I find an operating manual for the HP branded motherboard? My Oct. 2016 (build date) Omen 870-030vx desktop has 4x SATA connectors on the MB (Z170 chipset).  It has a 512gig SSD boot drive attached to SATA#1. I attached 2x 6gig HDDs to SATA#3 and #4 thinking that HDDs are usually connected in pairs for RAID such that channel 1 would be SATA#1&#2 and channel 2 would be SATA#3 & #4. The BIOS set up lets you change from AHCI mode to RAID but it never gives you an option to choose which set of HDDs you want to place in the array - nor does it have an option to choose RAID "0" or RAID "1", etc. If RAID is choosen in the BIOS then the computer fails to boot.  What have I done wrong here? 

A:How to set up RAID in BIOS - not many options

Hi: You can't just switch the controller settings without making some changes in the OS registry, or the OS will not boot. Please see this related thread.  Should be the same for W10. https://communities.intel.com/thread/28709 Unfortunately, I have no idea where you would find a manual for the motherboard.  The only guides available will be on the support page for your PC. You may be able to use this general guide for how to set up a RAID array...starting on page 15 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03519601  

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hey for quite some time I've been missing my accessibility options in my control panel. I am in need of mouse keys and the ones I've tried off various websites are not doing the job that I need the original windows mouse keys for.

I do not have the installation cds for my XP and I need help! i browsed a link google came up with from this website which seemed to have the problem but I couldn't really identify how it was fixed

my operating system is Windows XP professional, service pack 2

help please

A:missing accessibility options in xp-pro-sp2

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hey to all who read this. my folder options is missing. if i select tools- then folder options is missing. its not even in my control panel. wat do i do. i need to access hidden files. but lol cant

A:Folder Options Missing.. .help!

Thsi is usually caused by a virus. Have you scanned your system?Scroll down to 129. Restore Folder Options Under Tools at the left side. Download and run it.http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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The calendar gadget has disappeared from my sidebar selection on screen and is not even listed in the available gadgets in the add gadgets section


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76441 MB, Free - 24767 MB; D: Total - 392133 MB, Free - 377088 MB;
Motherboard: Shuttle Inc, FG33
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

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Running Win7 and certain programs do not display options. For example... if I run msconfig.... it pops up but there's nothing there... just a blank GUI... If I try to install a program... the install wizard pops up... but it's just a blank GUI... same with Task Manager. I can run CMD though. I tried to run a Outlook export and the export wizard is also just a blank GUI. And then in Chrome when I try to browse websites it's like 90% of the CSS doesn't work. I think I might have a virus but Kaspersky couldn't find any issues... I also tried some online scanners. I want to install some more serious software but I can't get through the wizards because the options don't exist. Anyone know what this virus is???Thanks!

A:Options missing from Windows GUI

HiGo toC:\windows\system32search for a file called FNTCACHE.DATDelete itRestart the PCgood luck

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I'm missing some buttons and options from my display settings, and I have no idea why. Back story: I tried switching my video card drivers (going from omega drivers to ATI's new Catalyst suite), so I uninstalled my omega drivers, rebooted, and the ATI installer couldn't complete its installation. I downloaded and installed the new .NET Framework 3.0 because that was one of the problems it listed, but that didn't help any. I still had this problem:

"Setup was unable to complete the installation. Try to setup your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup."

Tried it a few more times with just driver and no control center, older versions I had - nothing worked. I used the catalyst uninstaller to get rid of what it had stored on my comp, then reinstalled my omega drivers - no problem with them. So out of curiosity I go through my Windows' display settings in the advanced area, and I notice I'm missing a lot of stuff I know was there before. On the Adapter tab there is now NO info in the Adapter Information box; on the Monitor tab it no longer lists my monitor in the Monitor Type box, the properties tab is grayed out, and in the Monitor Settings box I can no longer select a screen refresh rate; all it has is "Use hardware default setting." And of course, I'm missing all the tabs I used to have for my video card's settings and options. Any help as to how I can get my Windows' display options back and how to get it to re-recog... Read more

A:Missing Display Options

Solved my own problem this afternoon. It seems all the back-and-forths with the drivers caused Windows to stop recognizing the hardware for the video card and the monitor as being connected, which is why I wasn't getting any options (it thought there was nothing connected to provide options for). I used the Add Hardware function in the Control Panel to add my card and monitor, loaded the ATI drivers I wanted and restarted - problem solved.

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At the moment I am having some serious problems with my laptop.

The option to Turn Off Computer is missing from the taskbar, and whenever I click on a link on Google a new page opens up, related to the content of the link i clicked, but not the actual link itself (That still loads up (slowly) on the original window).

I have run HijackThis and have included the log below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:13:21, on 26/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopus.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

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Hey guys ,

I just bought a sharp Aquos 32" LDC full HD (its beautyfull ) .I mainly bought this to use with my pc . I bought some 180$ dvi to hdmi monster cables hooked em all up and WOW ! Looked awsome.. So i messed around with it for a while changing zoom, stretch, dot to dot ect .Finnaly i got the tv's view mode to normal no stretch and filled all 32" perfectly with my desktop and the resolution was something like 2040x1200 or 1920x1080 not sure exactly..i should have wrote that down but close to that..

Now that i know it worked great i wanted to clean my pc by imaging dells factory ghost .
That flew without a hitch, but now i cannot for the life of me figure out why i cant get my tv to have the correct resolution as i did before the reset . In the display options in the settings tab the tv's screen res only goes up to 1360x768 .I noticed on my secondary monitor (my original 17"crapbox) that its res could go way higher like giant size having to scroll across the screen to see your start button res .So i try boosting the res on the 17 " and the monitor flickers off and says out of range.. So i changed the nview settings to clone instead of dualview thinking if one monitor doesnt take the high res the other will ..It worked but being in clone view im not getting 16:9 res settings ..So i try to set the lcd as the primary and the res went back to 1360x768... so then i said ok lets just use non 16:9 settings and try to set the res so it fits at le... Read more

A:Missing Resolution options

OK seems that it was all a driver issue... I dont know why dells drivers dont include support for wide screen hd video and i dont remember downloading any updates before i did the factory update... anyways... I have another weird problem , maybe its not a problem but it seems like it is..

In my advanced video settings in preformance and quallity settings
i have the antialiasing settings . Now as i can remember i was always able to set this to "application controlled" and was also able to manually set it.. now If i check the box next to application controlled and press apply the check doesnt stay and it simply sets antialiasing to off .. I dont get it, cause now every game i play i feel i have to set the antialiasing accordingly manually .
Another thing after resetting to factory. When i right click on the desktop it doesnt respond right away it takes a few seconds then opens my desktop properties...Usually it was always super fast.. Its probably me being extreemly picky.. but who knows..

thanks for your time !


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Hi there

would appreciate some help on this.
I have a toshiba laptop, bout year and half old, is running windows 7 x64.
I had some problems with it a while back so my mate formatted it for me.

the computer now runs good again but when i go to play a movie from my laptop onto my tv via HDMI cable like i used to, my computer does not let me change the display options in the resolution menu, to be able to transfer image to secondary minitor ie. tv screen.

I have suplied a screen print of what comes up.

please could someone help


A:Missing display options

Go to Toshiba website and download the correct display adapter driver for your specific model laptop.

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Hello all. I just built my computer, and installed a copy of Windows XP I..."acquired", with service pack 3 slipped into it. Everything works fine, but a few folder options seem to be missing. Firstly, the "Common tasks" sidebar is gone. I've looked online, and all the sites say to just check the check box under tools. Well, it's checked, there's just no sidebar. Secondly, I'm missing a bunch of the folder radio buttons in the view panel. Lastly, when I'm going through My Pictures, and have Filmstrip view on, I don't get a large preview image, just small thumbs. Thanks in advance!

A:Folder options missing

I installed a copy of Windows XP I..."acquired",How pray tell did you "acquire" this copy?

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