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Windows 8.1 Recycle Bin Settings Not Working Properly

Q: Windows 8.1 Recycle Bin Settings Not Working Properly


New here so thanks for any help in advance. I have Windows 8.1 and my settings for my recycle bin are "Don't move files to recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." yet my recycle bin still fills up with the files I intend to delete. Thanks again!

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A: Windows 8.1 Recycle Bin Settings Not Working Properly

Hello Henry, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Do you have the Don't move files to the recycle bin... setting selected for all hard drives in the computer?

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps for now,

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I deleted my Recycle Bin accidentally, then I restored it (personalisation, change desktop icons, then checking Recycle Bin) but now it does not work properly.

I see two icons when I click "Change desktop icons", one is the full RB the other is the empty one. I do not know why, but when I choose the empty one (I have to choose one of them), it appears on the desktop but it seems empty even when it is full, and vice versa, the same thing happens with the full RB icon as well

This is not the first time I deleted my RB (thanks to "delete" option...) but, last time I found some info in Internet which solved my problem easily and immediately, however it was not only that "personalisation, change desktop icons, then re-check Recycle Bin" recommendation

I have also checked the other recycle bin threads here (as many as I can) but I could not find anything. I have been searching for hours now but no efficient results yet... Can anybody help me?


A:Recycle Bin not working properly

Hello deryuska,

Try the steps in the threads below.



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Hi guys,

I have Windows 7 and now the Realtek HD Audio 'Connector Settings' only offers me the option to enable or cancel auto popup dialogue where as before I got the option to 'check disable front panel jack detection'.

How do I get both front and rear jacks to work ?

Any ideas would be very gratefully recieved.


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2) According to GPU-Z the clocks apply correctly to the 2nd card.

3) The power limit slider seems to be working. Increasing or decreasing it leads to marginal changes in benchmarks.

4) All the games I've tried completely ignore the 3D application settings in Catalyst Control Center. Changing things like AA and AF have no impact on image quality or frame rate even when I tell it to override application settings.

These problems have persisted even though I've tried different graphics cards. I used to have a single HD 7970 and had the exact same problems. I also tried reinstalling a fresh version of Windows, in case it was some sort of software problem, but the problems persisted.

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Apologies if this is a common problem for which a solution has already been posted ... couldn't see one on a search.

The issue is simply this - when I empty the Recycle Bin all of the files seem to disappear but the desktop icon still displays items. When I try and empty it again I'm asked whether I wish to delete the 18 items (even though none of them show) - clicking yes and continuing has no effect and the 18 items are apparently still there, no matter how many times I try and delete them!

I'm sure there's a logical explanation!


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How do I restore my username to my settings and my documents folder, or just reassign my username to the "cheinemann" folder instead of the automatically created "cheinemann.CLANCY-MATHS"?

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Hi! I have a very peculiar error, wherein when I click on my Recycle Bin I get the following message, "Windows Explorer Stopped Working, searching for solution". The message shows that some program is causing the problem and it restarts the Windows Explorer.

Due to the above I am unable to access the Recycle Bin and recover some files that I have deleted by Mistake. I have Windows Vista Basic Version on my Laptop. Otherwise there is no problem with any other applications.

Can anybody offer me a solution as the data is valuable and i do not wish to loose it.


A:Windows Explorer Stopped Working On Clicking Recycle Bin

Boot into SAFEMODE and try accessing Recycle Bin there.

Tap F8 key repeatedly during boot-up.

Regards. . .



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I have Windows 7 Home Premium edition. Whenever I go into the Recycle Bin to permanently delete files, when I right click, it freezes up and gives me the message "Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working" then it proceeds to "Windows Explorer Is Restarting" Now I can delete files just fine when I'm on the desktop and simply right click, and choose Empty Recycle bin off of the Recycle Bin icon.

I have re-installed Windows, and I still have the problem. Any ideas how to fix it?

A:Windows Explorer Stops Working When I Right Click Inside Recycle Bin

Because you have re-installed Windows 7 and have the same problem I would suspect that the DVD you use to install Windows 7 with has a flaw.
Where did you get your Windows 7 from? Is it OEM or a full Retail version?

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Hi... I have a Dell Laptop which is running Windows 7. Whenever i try to delete something, the dialogue box asks "would you like to permanently delete this file?" and seems to totally bypass the recycle bin.

I tried right clicking the recycle bin icon to change properties. The options for "Custom size" and "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" are UNCHECKED but are also both greyed out and cannot be changed! "Display delete confirmation dialog" is not grayed out, and is checked.

Also my C: drive doesn't have the Recycle.bin folder. I tried to fix the Recycle bin settings from command prompt by running : rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin. But still after restarting the computer the recycle.bin folder was not there.

Is there any fix for this?

A:My recycle bin isn't working, files are "permanently deleted" bypassing recycle bin,

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Hi... I have a Dell Laptop which is running Windows 7. Whenever i try to delete something, the dialogue box asks "would you like to permanently delete this file?" and seems to totally bypass the recycle bin.

I tried right clicking the recycle bin icon to change properties. The options for "Custom size" and "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" are UNCHECKED but are also both greyed out and cannot be changed!
"Display delete confirmation dialog" is not grayed out, and is checked.

I tried to fix the Recycle bin settings from command prompt by running : rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin. It didnt help
I am deleting files from the local drive.
I have tried creating a
new user account but the issue was not fixed. The laptop is in a domain. The above issue doesn't occur in safe mode. I tried to find out if a service or startup item is causing this but was not able to locate any. I have ran SFC scannow
and checkdisk, it didn't help.

There is no group policy which is affecting this.
Is there any fix for this issue??

A:My recycle bin isn't working, files are "permanently deleted" bypassing recycle bin

Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in


If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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Now, I've installed the mobo driver and the graphics card driver. I am having the same problem.

I have run a memory check and hard drive check. I have also made sure the icons are suppose to be displayed. I have installed all windows updates.

Any ideas on what to try next?

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***While NOT in safe mode, we went to try to activate it, it says 3 days until activation, and then clicked on activate now, but it does nothing (part of our limitations we are experiencing)

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We booted in the base video boot, which did allow windows to work properly (screen distorted though). It does say windows is activated.

What does this mean when it works in this boot, but not normal startup? Is there something we need to be looking for? Changing?

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When i clicked the first one, a box appears with "system recovery options", i click next and a different box appears, there were no operating systems to choose from in the box window so i had the choice at the bottom of the box to click "load drivers" or click "next".

When i clicked load drivers, it took me to the "system 32" folder via Windows/Boot (X:)/Computer. From system 32 i clicked most of the folders in it, nothing happened.

If i clicked "next", i got another box called "system recovery options", the first link is "start repair", after clicking this, the dianosis details say the system volume on disk iscorrupt, but then says file system repair completed successfully.

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Ive just tried to back up everything and i got an error message saying no drive available! please insert a USB drive.

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Here's the problem:
Kind of hard to understand but bear with me, I log into Windows using my user account "Owner", it appeared at first that the data was gone.  However upon closer inspection I notice that it's logging into Windows and then using a folder called "Temp" where it's libraries are by default, but all of the data for the account is stored in the folder called "Temp" I'm not sure why this is, it wasn't like that on Friday.
Login option - "Owner"
Users directory - "Owner", "Temp"
Data stored - "Owner"
Library used - "Temp"
I'm hoping you guys are understanding what I'm meaning, it's difficult to explain. 

A:Windows log on not working properly!!

 This sounds like a corrupt user ID.  I'd create another ID with admin authority, sign on with the new ID, then copy the files from the old ID to the new one.
Good luck.

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A:speakers not working properly, sound is very low, connected properly, please help!

I think...

1.You may have accidently adjusted you sound configuration settings.
2.You may not have the correct sound Drive (Or none at all). If so check your sound card and browse the web for installable driver (The acctual drivers don't cost anything)

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I'm not sure this is the right forum for this.

My friend has Windows XP Home Edition. He uses Comcast cable. He previously has Norton Anti-Virus. When he found out that McAfee was free with Comcast, he decided to switch. We got McAfee installed and thought we had removed Norton, but we see that the Desktop shows he has the Norton Recycle Bin and does not have the Windows Recycle Bin. And when he deletes a file, it doesn't go to the Norton Recycle Bin.

What is the easiest way to remove the Norton Recycle Bin and restore the Windows Recycle Bin?

Thank you.

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Geek Squad replaced HD under warranty, on getting system home first time I started computer I got a blue screen telling me A process or thread crucial to system op unexpectly exited or been terminated. Physical memory dump failed with status:0xC00001855. I started computer again and windows loaded but been having trouble with system slow, running programs, loading, internet. I have run Hijack Log and attached below, can anyone help please
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8156 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 9 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 874826 MB; J: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 86654 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K83V0
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:44:17 PM, on 12/8/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files\HTC\ModeSelection\VMMModeSelection.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\att\ToolbarSvr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Did I any wrong step?

Thank you.

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I'm having trouble with Windows search.

Neither the start screen nor the search feature within Explorer will return any results if the files I want to look for are on my secondary HDD. This is a bit of a problem as all of my documents, pictures, videos, downloads etc are on this secondary drive.

I can even go into the documents library and search using Explorer, and it still won't find anything that I search for.

Any suggestions? Everything is indexed and the indexing is complete.

A:Windows 8 search is not working properly.

Originally Posted by WindowsUser

I'm having trouble with Windows search.

Neither the start screen nor the search feature within Explorer will return any results if the files I want to look for are on my secondary HDD. This is a bit of a problem as all of my documents, pictures, videos, downloads etc are on this secondary drive.

I can even go into the documents library and search using Explorer, and it still won't find anything that I search for.

Any suggestions? Everything is indexed and the indexing is complete.

Hello there!

Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\System and Security and select "Search and Indexing" let it fix it for you.

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Hi every one i'm trying to install driver of my card wifi , but does not work , i wanna know how to fix this . "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers ....".ibn spite of that i downloading     drivers From web site 


View Solution.

A:This device is not working properly because Windows cannot l...

Hi: Right click on the problem wireless network adapter and select uninstall. Check the uninstall driver box, reboot the PC and try this driver version instead. Rev.A (30 Sep 2015) This package contains Broadcom Wireless LAN driver and is required to enable the integrated Broadcom Wireless LAN adapter in supported notebook models running a supported operating system. This package also contains the Broadcom Wireless Utility application and IHV Extensions that add support for Cisco Compatible Extensions. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73093.exe

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Hello folks! I've recently began to do maintenance on my PC, and I've found out there's an error on my main disk (C:) I ran CheckDisk on it, and when it reboot, the checking only lasted several seconds. I then go back to the Tools section on the drive again to check and see if the program had done it's job, I was saddened to see it had done absolutely nothing. Every time I go back to check it, it keeps saying there's an error with the drive, and after several attempts at redoing this process, it still has done nothing to fix it apparently. I've also noticed that the Disk Defragmenter doesn't even recognize the C: drive, but it's still usable to the Windows Explorer. Is there anything I can do to fix this issue without reinstalling Windows?

A:Windows 8.1 CheckDisk Not Working Properly

What chkdsk command did you run?

Did you run the command with Adm. Command Prompt?

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I'm using windows 7 ultimate version 6.1 ,wen i start my computer it logon but after nothing is displayed, only blank screen is displayed. but i can operate the system via task manager, for ex:to open the logical drive i wil press ctrl+alt+del ->taskmanager->new task->run->e: ,then my logical drive opens . my explorer.exe process is not responding ie it is not working properly ,wen this problem occurs first i just reinstalled my os , but this problem occurs frequently so anyone give me a solution to solve this problem.

A:My Windows Explorer is not working properly

Hi jelintaric,

Some questions:How long have you left it after boot? Please wait 20 minutes and see if explorer loads. This will tell me if the process is locked or if something is just slowing it down. i.e. I want to see if the problem is explorer or another influence.
Are there any on screen error messages saying that explorer has failed to load (or anything else suspect)?
Is there anything in the Windows event logs to suggest what might be tying up or killing the EXPLORER process? (especially disk errors)

Some general maintenance to find problems and speed up your system:Run a Checkdisk on all drives
Ensure that you have set up defragmentation.
Check for windows files integrity by running SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated command prompt

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I've used ZMatrix in the past, and now that I'm setting up a triple-monitor setup I think it would look really cool to use again. Basically it's supposed to be a program that runs the Matrix "code" over your desktop wallpaper, but behind your desktop icons and taskbar. For some reason it's over over top of EVERYTHING on my Windows 7 installation, and it locks up anything it passes over... The screen saver component locks up my system even more, I've tried running it all in compatibility mode, suggestions?

Oh right links might help, ZMatrix.

A:ZMatrix on Windows 7 not working properly.

Anyone? Help!

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Hi everybody.
Dr. Nick

I have a problem for about 1 month, and i haven't got rid of it.
When I start Windows 7, it works fine for a random time (it can be 15 minutes, it can be 5 hours)
But when it happens, i get this when I do some actions like
Opening "Computer":
Picture 1
Opening folders (missing icons):
Picture 2

And after right clicking on a file, it get buggin' and I need to restart explorer.exe

What I tried:
sfc /scannow
malwarebytes antimalware
Registry cleaning

Also, when i log off, and log on, it works properly, so I believe there is something running in the background that is making this happening.
What could it be?

Running processes:
Picture 3

Need services??

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Try adwCleaner removel tool: AdwCleaner Download

Post the text file here please before you click delete

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I recently did the update they windows 7 prompted me to do and now nothing seems to be working properly.
- gadgets not loading ( blue square with !)
- Skype not working, tried uninstalling, reinstalling,etc
-Internet explorer problems
- can not get to my email through my desktop and when I use Mozilla it won't let me update to the newest version.
-computer running slow
- cannot open some programs
Any helpful advice would be appreciated
Thank you!

A:Windows 7 update- now nothing is working properly

How did "they" prompt you to do this update? Is it the normal way that you receive all your updates?

Have you tried System Restore? Uninstalling the update?

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I have built a PC recently, but do not have a disc drive, so I had to put Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) on a USB drive. The installation works fine at first, copying files to the HDD [a 2TB Seagate Hybrid drive] until the first restart. At the point it has booted up again, it simply brings me back to the first screen of the W7 installation, restarting the installation process again and not continuing where it should have left off from the progress made prior to that restart.

I will gladly provide any other information needed to help assess the problem. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Installation via USB, not working properly

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Try setting your HD to first boot in the BIOS then your USB Drive selected as second boot ... Read the Tutorial below it will also help you ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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When i go to the Switch Between Windows icon and press it, instead of displaying the windows in a row that moves around like it used to, it now just shows them in a box in the centre of the screen?!

Please help me?

A:Switch Between Windows is not working properly?!

Apparently that's not an XP problem and would be better moved to the appropriate forum.

But anyway, Click Here and read what others have found to reset that feature.

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I have two problems. when I use internet explorer, it constantly flickers, especialy during videos.
When I use google chrome it doesn't flicker but youtube freezes up

A:Browsers not working properly on windows 7

Just out of curiosity jowend why do you have both? am no expert but maybe the two are conflicting.

For my money I would download IE9 anyway IE8 is old hat to me now. Never used Chrome so cannot comment on it.

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Hello To all the L33Ts

I have the same thing but it doesn't do exactly what happens to Darknlight69. Ever since I installed a cheaper than average Adobe Photoshop Cs2 I got from some obvious pirates at *** Got a new box and shrinkwrapped and everything. I didn't look at the time but now I look and the disk is all scratched like its been around the block. So I started getting these one inch windows that are blank with an okay button on the bottom. These also show up in my task bar with an AOL icon until I x out of them.

They happen when I open windows or software. It's kind of random.
I have to close them 3 times for them to go away. My Firefox runs lousy and no new software will install I get messages saying the exe is corrupt when I try to load new software. AOL runs really weird. Anything I try to open like my mail which is all I use AOL for, it puts those three little windows up one at a time and I have to close each one then my mail will open. Enough to make you think your hair is on fire.

I have McAffee. Registry mechanic, Spyware Doctor. Nothing picked it up.
I tried running Kaspersky antivirus 7 demo and it didn't pick it up because after 14 hours it was only 17% complete and I need to use my pyooter. I bought SuperAntiSpyware and it says it is corrupted.

Spyemergency and Spysweeper I got the demos and they won't load.

I have a Dell Dimension running Vista Home, my cable ISP is roadrunner central florida.

I'm hoppin mad HELP.

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A:Windows Explorer is not working properly

Hi Dave, welcome to TSF..

I moved your post to its own thread.

It seems likely that there may have been some nasties bundled onto that disc you bought.

The first thing I want you to do is uninstall Kaspersky and any other security programs which are not working properly as these will just be slowing your system down as well as create more serious security issues.

Don't worry about those files you mentioned, they're perfectly safe..they cannot be deleted as they are locked by various Windows processes.

Please read through this thread as it explains the '5 Step Process' to take before posting some log files for our analysts to look at for you. You may not be able to complete some steps due to the problems you're but just do what you can and when you post a new thread here, include as much information as possible on the nature of the problems and any other relevant information such as details of any problems experienced when following the steps.

Any probs, please let us know.

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Hello all. I'm new to this forum, and I'm looking for some advice. Autoplay has stopped working on my PC. I first noticed when I swapped out a game disc (FEAR: Extraction Point), which had been in the drive for a couple of weeks, for another (Gears Of War). No autoplay dialog appeared. I opened and closed it again, put FEAR back in, tried an audio CD. No luck.

What's interesting is that if I pay very close attention, the autoplay windows flashes up, but disappears immediately. The same occurs if I 'force' autoplay via the context menu in explorer.

I have performed the following:

1) Obviously checked the autoplay settings in Control Panel. Reset to default, turned it on and off again, etc.

2) 'Shell Hardware Detection' is running and set to automatic. Checked via 'services.msc'.

3) Applied a few registry tweaks for 'NoDriveAutorun' and 'NoTypeAutorun' entries.

None of the above have made any difference. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64.

Please assist! Thanks in advance.

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My Windows 7 desktop has for several months not update normally. I have made some effort, malwarebytes, etc., but the problem persists. I have set updates to be automatic, but i am presented with a notification icon in the tray to update. I follow the request to  update and boot  but nothing seems to happen, and the icon in the tray and request to update never goes away. Each time i click on the icon i go to "Check for updates"  I request and need expert help to find the problem and correct it. I follow instructions to the letter. 
Thank you,
John MacInnis

A:Windows 7 update is not working properly

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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Hi all. Here's my problem.

I've been using Windows 7 for about a month now and have lately noticed that some images look horrible in certain applications. Here's a screenshot of what the same photo looks like in IE (left) and FF (right). IE shows it right. Windows' own image viewing application shows images wrong too, whereas Photoshop 5 shows them right.

Both jpeg and tiff files do this.

My drivers should be updated.

I don't think it's about colour profiles because even the photos straight off the camera look bad.

Any help?

A:Images not working properly in Windows 7

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     So, after windows 10 downloaded, the problems started almost immediately.  Most have been fixed many others I just learn how to work around or deal with the ineptitude of Win 10 and the unnecessary changes.  I had been using
my HP Deskjet 2540 on the wireless setting for months without a problem.  I have taken my lap top to the Windows store and the technician there told me she couldn't do anything and didn't know how to assist me.  

I returned home and tried to repair it myself.  I removed the printer and reinstalled it.  It allowed me to print for a few days, and now is not allowing me to scan.  I click on the icon on my home page or the link on the windows pop up list
on the left.  When I do that, I am prompted to a "Do you want to allow this app to make changes..." pop up window.  I click yes and am taken through the steps.  I try to connect the printer wirelessly, but am told to connect with a
USB temporarily.  I go through the steps and in the end the message says Windows 8 is not working.  

I do not have Win8, I am forced to use Win 10. 

I need my printer/scanner for school, I have work due tomorrow.

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I recently installed Windows 7 on my computer, Dell Vostro 1400. Now the HIQ recorder (roemersoftware) and skype do not work properly.
The recorder records all sounds: from the mp3 file and from the microphone. When I mute the microphone the recorder software tells me i do not have a sound card.
Any clue how to get this fixed.
Skype: I can see the partner and the partner can hear me. But I cannot hear my partner. Skype or Windows problem?
Can someoen offer help?

A:HIQ Recorder on Windows 7 not properly working

Dell ONLY supports Vista 32 bit on this model, however in most cases the Vista drivers all work in Windows 7 (as long as you have Windows 7 32 bit).

On a new install the correct and required install sequence on a Dell is (1) Install OS (2) Install Dell Laptop Support Software (on applicable models) (3) Install motherboard chipset drivers (4) Install Device Drivers including sound, video, ethernet, etc.

The motherbord chipset drivers are key to a successful install and there are two chipset drivers listed on the Dell downloads - and Intel and a Ricoh. One of the main things the chipset drivers do is define (identify) all the devices on the motherboard. If you skipped the chipset drivers, install them and then the sound and anything else that is missing.

Here is the Dell driver downloads for your PC Drivers & Downloads=

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I tried to search the forums for this because I know it's not new but I couldn't find it.

I am getting a pop up window that says

"Windows Explorer is not working properly"

then it says its searching to fix the problem then it resets the desktop. I tried to do a System Restore before this started but the outcome is

System restore was not successfull and that it encountered an error. I tried this at several different dates.

When I went directly to my System32 file I found the following



When I tried to delete these files, it says that a program is using it and to stop the program.

I also tried Spybot to remove any viruses but nothing came up.

I also have Norton and scanned numerous times but nothing.

So now, this window pops up every other day or so but I know its still there screwing with my computer.

Can anyone help with this? Or show me where there might a thread already on this site. Thanks so much for your help.

A:Windows Explorer is not working properly

Turn off Norton Anti Virus and then do a system restore. Then turn Norton back on. This is a known problem with NAV.

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hi friends...
my keyboard is not working properly in windows 7......have bought the computer jus a month back. even change my keyboard as well but problem doesn't solved.

Some keys r not working fine. Infact need to press very hard . even ctrl c 7 ctrl v not working sometimes.plz help me....

A:MY keyboard is not working properly in windows 7

Did the keyboard work when you first got the computer ?

When did the problem start ?

Have you made any changes to Windows or the Bios ?

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Im trying to connect my bluetooth headset to my laptop, but the bluetooth wont work properly.

The headphones work with the laptop, I used them before. But randomly, they stopped working. Bluetooth is on, and im pretty sure im doing everything correctly.

In the PC Settings, bluetooth keeps randomly dissapearing, and reappearing. When I click pair on the headset (Vomach BH1), it says "That Didn't Work" and under it says "Try again, and make sure your bluetooth device is still discoverable", even though im not even touching it, and it is still in pairing mode, and also within a meter, which is fully within its bluetooth range. Anyone know how to fix this?

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Lately I have a problem with the internet :/ :the pages I try to open are very slow, sometimes I get a blank page (no matter how much I wait) or in the upper left corner appears this : ''https://apiluckyleapnet-a.akamaihd.net/gsrs?is=cbslugp7&bp=BAS&g=52b39c89-a2d0-48f3-827d-a2375fefea83''. Or it appears: SSL Error / The webpage isn't available.. I tried using other browser (IE) but it still works very slow, and I can't download Firefox because it is too slow, I also reinstalled Chrome. Any suggestions? And could you explain as best as possible (I am not exactly an expert when it comes to computers ). Have a good day!

A:Internet isn't working properly on windows 8.1

Welcome to Windows EightForums, Cobalt06.

What internet service provider and type are you using?

Have you ran a full antivirus scan?

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I had to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7 Ultimate and now when the welcome screen pops up I get an error stating Invalid Username or password. The only option I have is Okay. When I click okay it then pops up with my username account, not the Admin and I can key in a password and start windows. My account has admin privileges so that's not an issue but that extra step to get to my account is annoying.
Any suggestions???

A:Windows 7 logon not working properly

during the windows setup did you enter in any admin username's or passwords? I'm not sure if 7 asks you but i know that XP did during setup. Just a thought

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