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NTI CD/DVD maker doesn't function

Q: NTI CD/DVD maker doesn't function

I have a 3 year old ACER Aspire 5100 - actually a 5101AWLMi. I had a Malware problem last week, and subsequently had to take the machine back to the shop to have them replace the Audio driver, which the malware had knocked out. Now when I tried to aces the NTI CD&DVD maker from desktop to do a back-up disk on 'my docs', etc the CD/DVD maker doesn't work. A sign comes up saying
"% was not installed properly, or it was altered. Plse reinstall the software or contact tech support".
The control panel shows NTI Backup NOW!4 containing 29 mgs, and NTI CD&DVD Maker containing 164 mgs, but nothing activates. Am travelling, so would like to do the backups.
Am concerned that the DVD driver was affected...if so, how to repair or replace?? Tried to get ACER support to assist but they advise my item is "out of warranty"
Thanks

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Preferred Solution: NTI CD/DVD maker doesn't function

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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After getting my new DV camera I shot some video with it and I used Windows Movie Maker 2's video capture option to get the video onto my PC. I set the capture options to "other settings" and put it on what I thought was the highest quality "Video for local playback 2.1 Mbps", and then I uploaded the video. The problem is the 10 minute video file ended up being 128MB, and the quality of the video is very poor(small isn't bad but full screen looks terrible). What should I have put the quality of video on for it to look like what it does on the camera (uncompressed)? Or can Windows Movie Maker 2 not record uncompressed video like iMovie does?

-Blaze
 

A:Windows Movie Maker's video capture function

it may be that you used the wrong settings.. try encoding to .avi (original format) or 720 or 420 (cant remember)pixel resolution.. also check what format you're doing it as ie ntsc or pal etc..
 

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I don't know why MS would put a program on an OS that will not even work. I went to use it for the first time to burn 3 video files, and I could only get to the first screen, and if I clicked next, the program crashes.

Doesn't even say what was wrong, just said it encountered a problem, and searching for a solution (surprise, surprise, no solution is found). How do I get this to work?

A:Windows dvd maker doesn't work?

bumpp

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I downloaded the latest version of Spybot search and destroy recently and installed it.
But the problem is that it runs fine but freezes when i click "Fix problem".
It does a full system scan sucessfully but i just can not get spybot to remove the spyware it finds. I have ad aware too, and it works perfectly fine.

I tried re-installing and re-downloading spy bot, but it just doesnt seem to work.

What do I do?????
 

A:Spy Bot doesn't function

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Trying to find out how to see why Movie Maker doesn't recognize my DVD burner. My dvd burner (HPDVD writer 400c) works fine with other programs, recognizes dvd's as well etc., but when i try to save a project it says that it doesn't detect it. Anything i can do to reset something ?

Thanks in advance

A:movie maker doesn't recognize DVD burner

Trying to find out why Movie Maker doesn't recognize my DVD burner. My dvd burner (HPDVD writer 400c) works fine with other programs, recognizes dvd's as well etc., but when i try to save a project it says that it doesn't detect it. Anything i can do to reset something ?

Thanks in advance

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Hi. I recently downloaded the PurePwnage videos off the website, (if you haven't seen then, go take a look. They are HILARIOUS) and I want to burn them onto a DVD. I want to put all the episodes onto movie maker then save it all as one WMV file, but when I try to import the video (which is something that I do often enough) it tells me "...cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you have already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again..." Yet, I am clearly able to watch the movie on my computer... I have all the necessary codecs, so I have no clue.

Thanks.
 

A:Windows Movie Maker doesn't have the codec??

It appears as if they are .avi files, and thus should play without a problem in both Movie Maker and Windows Media Player. Do you have Divx on your computer?
 

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When I try to burn a DVD of a recorded show, Windows DVD amkes goes thru 99% of the process, and then fails to burn the DVD. I have seen this as a common problem on several forum. It worked fine for about 8 months, then just started this failure mode. I have wondered if iTunes may have something to do with it. It occurred around the time I install iTunes.
 

A:Windows DVD Maker doesn't burn DVDs

Can you record other things without any problems?
 

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Suddenly, I can't open an Adobe Acrobat file attachment to an e-mail or open a pdf saved file. I have uninstalled and downloaded Acrobat Reader numerous times (disabling Pop-up blocker and Norton anti-virus) when doing so.

The Acrobat 6.0 icon appears in "Programs" and on my desk-top. When I try to open a file the Acrobat 6.0 logo appears with a large hour glass, but never opens. When I click Control/Alt/Delete, a pattern about 5 inches square appears on the screen, and can only be gotten rid of by rebooting. When I go to turn off and reboot, an "End Program--Font Capture" window appears and blue horizontal line runs; I then click "End Now" and CP reboots.

The I have the problem all over again.

I use Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

Many thanks for your help.

Valtrano

After all that I am still back
 

A:Acrobal pdf 6.0 doesn't function

Uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader, reboot, and reinstall it.
 

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Hello,
I am having problems with my TV out. I have recently had my video card replaced and now have Geforce Nvidia FX5200. I can see the desktop on the TV, but I cannot watch movies, I only see the frame of the player and blackness in it, no movie.
I have tried updating the drivers. Nothing works. I am sure there is something somewhere I have to check or uncheck, but unfortunately I don't know what or where.
I would be very pleased if anyone could help me out here. TV out has no meaning if I cannot watch movies.
Much obliged,
Janez

A:TV out doesn't function properly

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Originally Posted by janezgorenc


Hello,
I am having problems with my TV out. I have recently had my video card replaced and now have Geforce Nvidia FX5200. I can see the desktop on the TV, but I cannot watch movies, I only see the frame of the player and blackness in it, no movie.
I have tried updating the drivers. Nothing works. I am sure there is something somewhere I have to check or uncheck, but unfortunately I don't know what or where.
I would be very pleased if anyone could help me out here. TV out has no meaning if I cannot watch movies.
Much obliged,
Janez




Update to the newest drivers.

Un-Install your other drivers from add/remove programs. Reboot. Now install the new drivers from www.nvidia.com

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At first I could deal with not being able to run Windows Messenger Live (well not my sister anyway, since she was the one with the issue on her login), but now I can't seem able to use the 7.5 version.

When it is run, I find it rather difficult to interact with the program. I only bet on knowing that the text will appear soon enough, that my email will be typed in. When I make mistakes entering it, it takes rather long to fix it. It is sort of like writing a letter and then finally looking down at it to see what you have written. Even putting the cursor over the program makes it disappear (but it functions like it is there).
Anything past that, and I get issues just signing in, in a matter of a second. So that means it can't be a firewall (I use ZoneAlarm), because I have checked through that. Anyway, you get the resulting attachments 01 and 02. On the second one is where I am sort of confused. I tried using Repair, but that did nothing since I can do that a million times, and that would make no change. Something must be wrong with the host file. Somewhere along the lines I got what is now in the text file.

I have tried reinstalling the program (even from a new downloaded file), but that doesn't work. Also is a new .NET update on the computer something to think about? This happened a good while after I had it installed.

So how can I resolve this issue?
 

A:MSN Messenger 7.5 doesn't function

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My touch pad dosent work at all. I instal thr synaptic driver but sill nothing....
Iff anyone can halpe i will appreciate.
 

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I have Windows Movie Maker 6.0.6002.18005. I have imported and edited an avi file. When I try to publish it for playback on my computer, to wmv format, the resulting video has the image squashed into the upper half of the frame, and the lower half of the frame is a plain green background. Not good.

The capture.jpg file shows the full-frame avi file in Media Player. The capture1.jpg file shows the published wmv file in Media Player. The capture2.jpg file is edited to circle the green area.

Any ideas on how to make the published video fill the frame?

Major01

A:Windows Movie Maker doesn't publish correctly

Hi,

I don't know whether you still need a solution, BUT:

I know you are running x64, so this is slightly more tricky. There are two versions of Movie Maker, a x64 version in "C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\", and a x86 version in "C:\Program Files(x86)\Movie Maker\" This solution will only work IF you run the x86 Movie Maker version (not the one in your All Programs list) OR if you can find a suitable x64 port of Xvid (I am looking for one now)

You need to download and install the x86 version of Xvid from here: Koepi's Media Development Homepage - Xvid. ELSE, you can find a suitable port of a x64 version of Xvid with a configuration panel.

Now:

Click Start and select All Programs.Select Xvid from the list and click on Configure Decoder.Under the Output options, select Compatibility Renderer and click OK.
Your green bar issue should now be fixed!

Tell me of any problems you have,

Richard

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Hey everyone, I've been having an issue with Windows Movie Maker. My issue is that when I publish a movie, it will load a certain amount and then stop. The "time remaining" number will just go up and up as the percentage complete stays the same.

This link will bring you to a Youtube video of mine showing the problem in detail and also explaining some fixes I've tried and other things. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgDoU-qr1hY

(I run Windows Vista 32-bit and can provide more information if necessary.)
 

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When I go to "search" I get the basic box but it is empty. There are no options within the box. What files make up this function? If I can pinpoint what is missing I think I can get it working again.

I search by hitting Programs, then search. Win XP 1 gig ram, 250 gb HD etc. I think a malware program deleted a file thinking it was bad.

Bill

A:Search function doesn't work

Hello Bill


Open Explorer and go to the Windows\Inf folder.
Locate the srchasst.inf file. Right click it and select Install.
You'll need your XP CD or the files from the I386 folder.

The Windows\Inf folder is a hidden folder. You can adjust your Explorer Folder Options (View tab) to Show hidden files and folders.
Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View
Check ?Show hidden Files?
Uncheck ?Hide protected system files?
Apply

You can also click Start, Run and enter %SystemRoot%\Inf to open directly to the Inf folder.

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My function keys doesn't work. I have tried to find drivers on HP support, but can only find for OP Windows 7.BR/Torsten

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after a dramatical crash of hdd I have to change with another .

I used restore system dowloaded in a usb key and everthing worked prperly except fn key that doesn't open menu with grey keys .

in eg. I can't turn-off wi-fi device . someone can help me?

thanks a lot for now .

P.S. I apologize for my poor english so that I'm asking if is possible respond esily or better in italian .

A:Function key doesn't work properly

May I ask you what notebook model do you have and what Windows system is currently preinstalled?

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I have Windows 7 and mostly use interest explorer but since I'm having trouble updating the java for my computer and especially for the x64 side of things I thought I'd try my internet explorer. I go to open it and it does nothing but sit there.
Any reason for this would help me.
Thanks

A:Internet Explorer doesn't function

To get your IE working again run inetcpl.cpl and go to advanced and click the reset and reset everything.

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Newly installed Windows XP has no search function

I repeat NONE
 

A:My Search function doesn't work

If you have taken anything out of startups via msconfig please go to Start – Run – type in msconfig – click OK and click on the Startup tab. Put a check mark beside everything you see listed there and then please do the following:

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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I use Xp Home and nwo whenever I try to search somethign , ANYTHING , i get a dialog box , on which only F....... and some ... aer writtten , and there is no error no nothing , just that dialog box , on which I hve only 1 button to click after which I go back to search page.
Is there any service required to run in the startup for it to work ??

Coz I have turned off many services , but that was a long time ago, this started happening recently
 

A:Search function doesn't work now

Have you checked to see if the search function works in SafeMode?

Have you installed any updates to the current software like your AV program for instance?

Anyway, the first thing I'd try would be to run SFC from a command prompt within Windows XP and see what happens

sfc /scannow

BTW, in reference to the services, I doubt that's an issue. Windows XP will start a service if it's needed, regardless of whether you've disabled it.
 

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After the UA upgrade I see several errors in the Event Viewer. In the past you could get more info by clicking the Event Log Online Help. You may still do this, but you arrive on an advertisement page of MS. Do they skip this source of information?

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Win 7 Home Premium version Svc pack 1; Toshiba Satellite L505. I can't get the Send To function to work when I right click in Librarys. Specifically, I want to send a picture to One Note. I have done the proper steps with no result. What am I missing?
 

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I'm not certain if I'm posting this in the correct forum. Hope so. Very weird problem and have spent 2 days trying to work it out.
I have the Adobe Flash Player ... I have BBC and ITV Player.

A week ago we were able to go to ITV-1, and watch two episodes of an outstanding show called Downton Abbey. This is 24 hours after broadcast and is a catch up service. No problem. But suddenly, when trying to get the third episode, nothing.
It just will not open. Called ITV who suggested that perhaps I should uninstall and then reinstall Adobe Flash. I did. Still no joy. Cleared cache and history and all the things we're always told to do on a regular basis. Defragged ... cleared disk ...
even did a restore to another date. Nothing worked. So I'm stumped. I have broadband and oh by the way ... I see below that it says under system info that my AV isn't updated. Well, it sure is.
Sorry to be long winded but don't know another way to explain the problem here. The site and show in question play on other people's PCs, so the problem has to be here in mine. Funny thing tho, I can still get BBC-TV, no problem.

Any ideas out there?
Thanks
j.


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A:player doesn't function for ITV television

checked 3rd and 4th episode , works all OK from here
try clearing you cache temporary files and history of the browser you use
I tried IE and google chrome both worked

control panel
internet options
in the general tab
delete options
 

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Hi:
The troubleshooter & Repair tool has stopped functioning since I have updated my Windows version to 2004 (OS Build 19041.1). Could you tell me is there any way that I can get it fixed?
Thanks,


RezaNiazi

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Hello.
 
I have recently upgraded two of my computers to windows 8.1. The first went fine, but the second hung on restart.  That is to say, 
1. I went to the Store
2.  I downloaded 8.1
3.  the computer restarted (shut down ok, but hung on restart, with manufactures screen-couldn't do anything)
4.  After a long wait I manually shutdown and turned the computer on.
5. The installation went fine
6.  Everything works fine
7.  Restart doesn't work
 
So when I have to restart, for example when installing a program.  I have to shut down and then turn it back on.
 
If I click restart, it shuts down and then hangs.
 
I have made no changes to the settings from windows 8.  (I did disable the Hyper V services, as I don't use them and I had to download the english language pack as I live in spain
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A:Windows 8.1 restart doesn't function

Hello.  I found the problem. 
NvTmru.exe from nvidia was the problem.
 
Moved it to delayed startup and no more problems.  fixed the other problem I had with the keyboard and display languages acting funny. 
 
I will move this to the windows 8.1 thread for info purposes.
 
Thnks,
sabrin

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And before you say anything, IT'S NOT THE FILE. The file is an .avi and it works fine. The problem isn't that it doesn't play sound at all, but that it will play sound for a while but after I move the cursor to another time on the video a few times it will
just stop working and I'm forced to guess what sound is playing based on what's happening in the video, which obviously, isn't working. My speakers are fine because my music will play so don't say that either. This is something on WLMM's part as my videos
will work fine in other editing programs. This has been going on for weeks and it needs to be fixed.
 
I apologize if I sound demanding but this is absolutely ridiculous.

A:Windows Live Movie Maker doesn't play sound

This kind of issues are caused by Codec. Have you installed third party Codec packs? You may temporarily remove the Codec packs and check the result.
For Codec related questions, please refer:
Codecs: frequently asked questions
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I update my lenovo Z70-80 to windows 10 and the F7 Function Key Airplane Mode doesn't work. In past I had installed Windows 8.1 but my original S.O was 8 by factory default and when I update it to Win 8.1 the funtionality of this F7 Funtion key I did not care. But now when I recently update it to W10 I remember that this F7 Fn key doesn't works. I was looking for an inmediate solution by web and I tried with diferent options and nothing. I used this optionshttp://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031814http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds032258http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031946 I attach a couple of pictures about system properties where is posible to see some diferences between W8 and W10.https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2b8I6sivs18WGt0R2NpdmxGek0 I can see special devices called like: Lenovo Pointing DeviceLenovo Virtual Keyboard DeviceDDP UMDF driver and more that in Win 10 is imposible to see installed. I need to solve this problem and if is posible that someone help me. Thanks in advanced.

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Hi there,  I'm using a T480 ThinkPad with Windows 10, which has a built-in HDMI output port that works very well with my standard external LCD display (an old Samsung model with a regular DVI to HDMI adapter). However, when I try to use the HDMI port of my Lenovo USB-C hub (c109) instead, I found that the dispaly is recognized by the operating system but cannot really receive any signal. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance for any response.

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I have about 600 gigs of storage space and windows search doesn’t work so I’m a bit frustrated at this problem.

When I run windows search function I get 2-3 recently created files and nothing else. The process of getting these results take less than a second sometimes and it doesn’t comb threw my folder structure the way it used to. I have indexing on and I’ve had indexing off but this does not effect the results. I’m not sure when this problem first popped up but I assume it was about 4-5 months ago when my step dad changed my network settings because of some bad advice from some tech support who didn’t know what kind of system I had.

I’ve tried using “Windows Desktop Search” and that didn’t work either so I uninstalled that. I don’t want to use 3rd party search programs just because the windows search has worked fine for me so far with the exception to this. Any help is appreciated

Thanks.
 

A:Windows search function doesn't work

Start -> Search -> Files and Folders -> More Advanced options -> check around there..
 

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I'm copying folder A on external drive E to folder B on external drive K. Folder B is an older copy of folder A which I now want to update so that I have an identical copy of folder A on drive K. I'm calling the copy of folder A on drive K "folder B" just for simplicity. Folder A is 27 gigabytes, 121 folders, 4,000 files.

When I copy A to B the system copies just the new files and after awhile tells me that there are copies of the remaining files already in folder B so I click on cancel or skip remaining files. Then just to be sure I copy folder B back to folder A and it finds a couple hundred files that it says are not in folder A so it adds them then tells me the rest are already in A. So next I just want to be really sure they are both the same so copy folder A back to folder B again, but it starts copying another hundred files from A to B.

I have done this back and forth thing over 20 times till I got completely bored doing it and every single time it copys more files from B to A, then more files from A to B, then more files from B to A, then more files from A to B and on and on. If I look at the properties of both A and B they are identical, same number of bytes, files and folders. But the copy process never sees that they are identical. It will forever think there are some files in A that are not in B and that there are some files in B that are not in A no matter how many times I do this cross copying.

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A:Why doesn't the copy function ever know that 2 folders are identical?

Have a look at this. I think it will solve your problem. Much easier and a more elegant way of achieving what you are trying to do!
Download SyncToy 2.1 from Official Microsoft Download Centre

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Hello.

My Toshiba laptop does not let any of the function keys operate properly. When I press one, nothing happens. I have also tried holding down the FN key, to no avail. I thought this was a Toshiba issue, but after multiple customer support "experiences" who told me that the operating system was corrupted, I think it may be a Windows 8.1 issue. This happened under Windows 8 too. Toshiba has a keyboard driver for this laptop model for Windows 7, but not 8.1. Is this a common problem with Windows 8.1, and if so, can you provide a solution or fix to this issue? (All drivers are up to date and function key support is enabled in the BIOS)

Laptop: Toshiba c55-a5285.

Thank you very much,

wws

A:Toshiba laptop doesn't have function key support Win 8.1

Anyone have a solution?

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Hey there!

I had a problem with the Accupoint, it moved alone, so I desactivated.
But the problem is that I also desactivated the two buttoms above the pad.

Is there a any way to repair the AccuPoint or desactivate it without desactivating the buttons?

I have a Toshiba Portege Z30-A with Windows 10

Thanks!

Accupoint or Trackpoint

A:Toshiba Portege Z30-A - Accupoint doesn't function

I believe it is a touchpad cable issue. Send it in for repair.

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In Excel 2003, I have instructed that there be a sum of the dollar amount based on the grouping of each change of account number in another column.

What happens is that there are several subtotals of the same account number.

How to rectify?
 

A:Subtotal function in Excel doesn't work as it should

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This is quite a weird problem and it started when I replaced Firefox 3.6 with Firefox 4 (as in uninstall Firefox and install Firefox 4).
Everytime I am browing now Firefox 4 doesn't function properly in the taskbar. I made a screenshot of it which shows the problem much better.
As you can see Chrome and Foobar2000 are function properly and the way I want it, but Firefox 4 doesn't. It show the open browser and the icon to start another Firefox window and that's not how I want it.
Could anyone help me with this small problem?

A:Firefox 4 doesn't function properly in the taskbar

I'm not having any problems with FF. I'm using RC1 version... Click on that icon and remove it from taskbar. After that click with right click on firefox icon(that you browse) and select Pin to Taskbar.

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I recently installed new hard-drives, 1 master and 1 slave. I still have all of my data from the new drive transfer, I can install and run programs on my new drive, but some of existing applications aren't working properly.

The most critical is my problem with " System Restore". Everytime I run System Restore from the Start Menu > Accessories > ... , I get the pop up for debugging it. The pop up is the grey box that says "Send Error Report or Don't Send". While it was working I used it everyday, but now it always crashes when I open it up. What happens if something bad happens to my PC, how will I be able to restore my PC to an earlier secure stage? Please help me, it's critical that I get use of my System Restore back again. Do I have to reinstall WinXP again or what?

Microsoft Word keeps telling me to "repair" the program everytime I open up a word document. Now, I'm able to open up a word document, read it, edit and save. But when I open them up it also talks about the repair, a "Windows Installer" box pops up, then disappears, afterwards telling me to reinstall\repair Word 10.0 or something like that because there's an error in Microsoft Office. Should I reinstall\repair my Microsoft Office CDs?

A:System Restore function doesn't work!

MS-MVP Bert Kinney has a terrific site on System Restore, including how to use the .inf file to restore the service. Recommended: http://bertk.mvps.org/

Bert also is the moderator for the System Restore Subforum on AUMHA. You might want to peruse the answered questions there or leave a new post: http://www.aumha.net/

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Okay forum I am coming to you once again for a little assistance.

Today I went to fire up my desktop and everything loaded quick and fine as usual. But when I went to click on my browser nothing happened. I then proceeded to try and click on my Windows Start button but again nothing happened. Nothing will function at all. The system just freezes and won't do anything.

My system is set up using an SSD for the OS and a RAID0 array for the programs and user files. While I have had issues with CHKDSK pulling the Raid array apart it is now disabled on both the SSD and the Raid array. I tried loading with the install disk and going to a restore point but the only one is from the updates yesterday and the issue still remains. I have also tried the SFC /SCANNOW using the command prompt on the install disk and it found no errors. I'm at a loss here and really don't want to do a fresh install. This thing is a pain to set up.

Thanks all in advance.

A:Windows 7 Opens and looks fine but doesn't function

Okay so I figured it all out. Still not sure why it happened but here's how I fixed it. I rebooted the system and loaded into safe mode. Once in I accessed the hidden system admin, found my user profile and transferred it over to another drive just in case. During the transfer the loader froze so I had to abort with a manual system power down (holding down the D-Day button). Once the system booted up (again into safe mode) I ran CHKDSK again on both drives. Again the results came back negative. However when the system rebooted into normal OPS I had a functional desktop. The only issue being that even though I logged into my profile, once in I got an error. "You have been signed into a temporary profile, etc. etc." Since I at least have some headway I jumped over to the hidden system admin and went to the REGEDIT. I found my User Profile Registry Key, backed it up and deleted it and rebooted. After I rebooted I no longer had this error but none of my saved files, movies or pictures were anywhere to be found. I did however manage to keep my programs installed. But then I got to thinking about that file I tried to back up. I tried to open it and got an error. I tried to delete it and it wouldn't let me. I finaly played it all out and ran CHKDSK again from safe mode on both drives. Lots of errors. After I booted the system up this last time I was able to open the file and low and behold I at least saved my docs and pics. Just transferred everything over and am now back ... Read more

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Hey everyone, I'm running a T450s Thinkpad on Win10. I have a very annoying issue; the function key for adjusting screen brightness doesn't work anymore. I guess it got 'broken' by Win10, but anyway, i can get it fixed. Tried installing new drivers for graphics and monitors but nothing helped so far... Grtz,Ewoud 

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Hi

I've searched for this and found a couple of similar threads around Wireless Networking but they don't quite match the problems I'm having.

I have a Sony VAIO laptop running Windows XP. I've had the machine for about 18 months now and have had no problems connecting to my wireless router. I have always been able to detect 4 or 5 local networks as well as my own.

About 3 months ago I was prompted to upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to IE7 and (foolishly) did so. This caused huge problems and eventually I had to reverse the procedure using Norton Go Back - this was largely successful although I still seem to get a couple of error messages on start up that weren't there previously. One thing that the unscrambling exercise did not fix, however, was the wireless connection which has never worked since.

The problem manifestation is simple: when I double click the wireless icon on the task bar it tells me that "No wireless networks were found in range. Make sure the wireless switch on your computer is on". Despite making various attempts at overcoming this, including re-installing the router software, I have made no progress.

Picking-up from the previous threads, I have checked the contents of my Start Up folder - nothing at all in there. Also, I have looked at Wireless Zero Configuration and this shows as 'Started' and start up type 'Automatic'.

Any ideas?

Many thanks.
 

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"Send a link" function does not work
I get a message that says “Microsoft exchange server is unavailable”.

the exchange server is available however, because i'm able to send email, and use all the functionality of email.
 

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The icon is on the desktop but nothing happens when I click on it. When I search for "recycle bin" only the icon comes up. Where is the bin and how do I get it to function?

A:Recycle bin - appears on desktop but doesn´t function

Hello Roffe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to open the Recycle Bin from any other location? Say from the drop down menu of the first arrow in the address bar in Windows Explorer.

If not, then you might see if the tutorial below may be able to help if the Recycle Bin is corrupted.

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I recently upgraded my 3 computers to Windows 8.1. Only 1 PC (INTEL) is working as it should. The other 2 PC's are AMD based and the search function is acting funny. When I search it gives my the results, but when I click on says I'm looking for DEVICES AND PRINTERS and I search "printers", it gives my the result. If I click on DEVICES AND PRINTERS tab it doesn't respond, but when I click on say my Canon printer's link to MY PRINTER it responds. I ran SFC/SCANNOW and also DISM (Micorsoft actually ran it) and nothing changed. It sometimes locks me onto the Meto screen and I have to reset the PC to get back to my normal Desktop. When it does that non of the Metro tiles works. Micorsoft technician also tried to create a new user account which comes out blank and when creating another account, as soon as you log into the account it immediately signs out of it and don't allow you access. I tried to refresh the pc, but the frustrating part is, it asks you to choose a keyboard layout, but disables all USB and PS ports. Now how do I choose a keyboard layout, unless I have a touch screen. Microsoft really didn't think this trough. Is there anybody that perhaps now how to get the searh to work. Oh I do have searchindex.exe in my system32 folder and in services I stop and restarted Windows Search, but still no change.

A:Search function in Windows 8.1 doesn't work as it should

Problem solved. After Microsoft technicians tried everything and my PC crashed I decided to just redo. Then I found out that a program called Wisecare 365 that I was running on my Windows 8 PC caused all the problems. It went and deleted registry and other files that windows 8.1 need to operate with. So it's no longer on my PC and so far Windows 8.1 is running fine.

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I can't use or run "restore" anymore on XP machine. I have no idea what happened. I don't seem to have any other problems.

Bill

A:Restore function doesn't work anymore

It sounds as if System Restore may have become corrupted. You can try reinstalling the feature. Here's how:In Control Panel or Windows Explorer, click Folder Options and then View tab
Under Advanced Settings, scroll down and find "Show hdden files and folder." Check the box.
Find "Hide extensions for known files types." Uncheck that box. Click Apply, OK.
In Windows Explorer, find your Windows folder (usually on the C: drive but not always). Navigate to the inf folder and open it.
Find a file named sr.inf
Right click the file and select Install.

Important: This creates a new installation of System Restore, but it will delete any restore points that you had created previously.

kind regards,

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hello,

the screensaver on my windows xppro [sp3] dell desktop abruptly stopped working two weeks ago. please advise me how i can get it to work again.

my internet connection is a lan, and i use a logitech cordless mouse. i've had this dell optiplex desktop for a couple of years.

thank you.

A:windows xp pro screen saver doesn't function

Hello campus56


1.If you are using an old mouse, try cleaning it.

2. You might have a process running in the background that keeps XP thinking it is busy and so the screen saver won`t start.
Go into msconfig and uncheck everything you don`t need, then see if the screen saver will kick in.

Start/Run and type in
msconfig
OK

Startup Tab
Keep the page open then go to link below. It will tell you what all the entries are and whether you can disable them or not

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

Read the Key at foot of page, then click on "Here" at top. Use the Search box to check all your entries

3. Try this too
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Line 51 left hand side. Click on "Disable/Enable"


It could be that something is resetting the timer. It doesn't take very much vibration to move the mouse a little bit and that sets the timer back to zero. Could something like that be a possibility? Or a pet that walks on the keyboard?

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Hello!Function keys fn+F4 (display scrren 1 or 2/ both screens...)/F5/F6 (light) doesn't work. However fn+F1/F3/F8/F9 (sleep and sound) work.Rewrited Chipset and Input devices drivers. Doesn't work anyway. Please help.

A:Function Keys Fn+F4/F5/F6 EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 doesn't wo...

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Vista 32-bit Home Premium on 64-bit OS - Gateway dx4200. Problem is that on restart some programs and functions will not work unless I kill and restart explorer.exe. For instance, if I try to open any Administrative Tools I get an error: "Specified procedure could not be found." I get the same error when I open certain programs. After I kill and restart explorer.exe everything seems to work properly.I've run NOD32 and Bitdefender; Malwarebytes, adaware, spybot, , superantispyware, stinger, and a-squared. None of them found anything significant.Thank you for taking a look at this. I don't know if I'm infected or if there is some other system problem. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:50:51 PM, on 10/9/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Rainlendar\Rainlendar.exeC:\Windows\CNYHKey.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exeC:\Windows\MHotKey.exeC:\Windows\ChiFuncExt.exeC:\Windows\ModLedKey.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Eset\nod32kui.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\PROCESSEXPLORER\PROCEXP.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:&... Read more

A:Infected? Vista: explorer.exe doesn't function correctly

Additional info re my problem: when UAC is disabled everything seems to function properly; that is, all programs start, no error messages and no need to restart explorer.exe. Thanks again.

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I had a rootkit installed that kept triggering my antivirus. I reached out for help on one of these virus related forums however since I don't have HTTP access on that computer anymore, I can't remember find my way back to my posting. I was advised to run combo fix.

I must say, it removed all of my problems and my laptop is now virus free however I do have one major glitch.

After running and rebooting, my laptop no longer has access to anything via HTTP. I can't connect to standard web pages nor any other type of HTTP communication. However, HTTPS does work fine. When running the IE Network Diagnostics, it confirms this exact scenario.... FTP and HTTPS connections succeed however HTTP do not.

I have the combofix log and would be willing to post it however I am not suppossed to do so here and I am not sure how I can get back to my original posting (don't even think it is this exact site) to continue with assistance.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Removed Rootkit with ComboFix, HTTP doesn't function

What operating system are you using?

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After recently purchasing a new pc, I have found that my copy and paste function no longer works correctly. When I copy something, half of the time it does not paste, or pastes a random single letter.

Is this a problem that could easily be fixed, or could it be something that has infected my pc?

Thanks in advance.
 

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