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Paint, Publisher "fill" command doesn't work

Q: Paint, Publisher "fill" command doesn't work

Installed Publisher 2003 on new windows 7 computer and noticed that the "fill" command would only fill in white. Went to the "Paint" program that came installed on the computer and the same thing was true. Should I upgrade to Publisher 2007? If "Paint" doesn't work, why would an upgrade to Publisher 2007 work?

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Preferred Solution: Paint, Publisher "fill" command doesn't work

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A: Paint, Publisher "fill" command doesn't work

Hello Vrnuta, welcome to the Seven Forums.

By default the fill color (color 2) in both Paint and Publisher is white. Are you sure you remembered to change it to color you want to use?

Kari

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I have Internet Explorer v 6.0 on my computer and for the past couple of days it refuses to "Open in New Window" every time I right click on a link and choose the command. I notice this happens even if I click a link in an email. I use Outlook Express v 6.

My search in Google took me to the Microsoft site and (as usual!) their elaborate solution, which I tried out, didn't work. (according to MS this problem does not occur in IE version 4 or later!!). Next, I found a solution in this forum which worked, albeit only for a while. That solution involved running the following commands from Start/Run.

regsvr32 Urlmon.dll
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 Shell32.dll
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll

Another solution I found asked to check broken file associations...which I did. Everything seems ok but the new window still doesn't open.

Somebody, please help.
 

A:"Open in New Window" command doesn't work

Sounds like a malware hijacking. That seems to cause a lot of eratic action in IE some times. Try running HiJackThis and see what is controling IE. Run SpyBot S&D and Ad-Aware to get rid of Malware. Also run a good virus scan. If you are using Norton AV try using Avast, it seems to catch a few more than NortonsAV in my experience. You will need to make sure that all of Nortons/Symantec Antivirus is removed before you run Avast.
 

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Never seen this problem before, If i do run "cmd", nothing, the dos box sits there with the blinking cursor. I cant type in it and have to shut it off. Yet, if i do run "command" it works fine????

All my specs are in my profile.

The hard drive has suffered data damage in the past due to being cooked in an extenal enclosure but i keep an eye on it. Its no longer in an external box, its inside my pc now.
Speedfan reports no errors on the drive via s.m.a.r.t.
 

A:The run "cmd" command doesn't work anymore

Strange eh?

Have you checked your system for viruses etc?

Regards Howard
 

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2010 06 05

This is a question for information about why my networking problem finally was resolved.
I have four PC?s on my network; one Windows 7 and three Windows XP. The Windows 7 PC always sees all three of the other computers. However the Windows XP computers sometimes don?t see the other XP computers when I press ?My Network Places.? Quite by accident I discovered that if I press ?View Workgroup Computers? then ALL the other PC?s in the network DO show up. Furthermore, if I click through "View Workgroup Computers" and access/edit a file on one of the other computers, then this computer will ALSO show up in ?My Network Places.? This behavior seems to be quite consistent and works every time I have tried it. Apparently, this is a workaround to the long vexing problem of why my networked PC?s sometimes don?t show up under ?My Network Places.?

My question: why does ?View Workgroup Computers? apparently always show all the networked PC?s, when ?My Network Places? does so only intermittently or sometimes not at all?

Thanks for any response.

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How can one convert MS Home Publishing 2000 files (.php) to MS Publisher 2000 (.pub)? Thanks
 

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I'd like to get into the startup files that you access via msconfig but when I enter the command it comes back with the following error:

Cannot find the file "msconfig" (or one of its components). Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are availiable.

Is there another way to access the startup files or fix the above mentioned problem?
 

A:Windows 2000 "msconfig" command doesnt work

Msconfig is not a feature on the Win2k systems. You can however use the Win XP version on a Win2k machine as they are compatible.
Check the following link for various versions of msconfig:
http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm

Hope this helps!

 

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"Open in New Window' Command Does Not Work in Internet Explorer"


? When you right-click a Web address on a Web page, and then click
Open in New Window, the Web page may not open in a new window.


Reason:
? Some Internet Explorer registry information is missing or damaged.


To resolve this issue:


1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regsvr32 actxprxy.dll.
3. Click OK, and then click OK again when you receive the following
message: DllRegisterServer in actxprxy.dll succeeded.
4. Click Start, and then click Run.
5. In the Open box, type regsvr32 shdocvw.dll.
6. Click OK, and then click OK again when you receive the following
message:
DllRegisterServer in shdocvw.dll succeeded.
7. Restart your computer.


This will take care of the problem,

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How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C Drive via command-line?
I know this question has been asked many times before, but nothing works for us!
We tried the following:
Take ownership: I cannot take ownership using the Administrator account (local and Domain Admin accounts) of the root C:. Error Access Denied
Cuurent root C: owner is TrustedInstaller and acnnot be changed.
We cannot change or remove the Create Folders permission of the Authenticated Users of the root C: . Error Access Denied.
Drive C: is hidden via GPO, but many users can enter it from the File-Explorer and create folders in the root C:.
We do not want -for many reasons- to Block/ Prevent Access to C: via GPO.
We also tried to run cacls and/or icacls under the system-account (PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD). Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /deny *S-1-5-11:(NP)(AD)
Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /remove:g *S-1-5-11
Error Access Denied.
cacls c:\ /e /c /R "Authenticated Users"
Error Access Denied.
Also using GPO "Computer Configuration\Security Settings\Restricted Groups ..." does not work!
Now we have this issue on over 450 pc's on our network. Nothing work. Please help! How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C: Drive on command-line?


win_builder

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?

Thanks

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I have an Inspirion 3147.  My touchpad becomes glitchy when I close the lid and reopen.  I narrowed it down to this specific instance.  I have it set for "do nothing" when I close the lid.  I checked a variety of forums, and I could not find a resolution.  I have attempted to reinstall drivers (including BIOS) several times, but no improvement.  Based on the forums I researched, this appears to have been a problem for some time with many laptops.

A:Touchpad does not work with "do nothing" command

eric,Try changing the system from Clamshell mode to Tent/Tablet stand/Tablet mode, then change it back to Clamshell mode Also. if you have not download the A02 Bios, you will want to instal it.

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I have made a setup.exe file to distribute to our customers.
I run it from IE.

After the Run Save Cancel popping up it says "unknown publisher" (see attached image)

How can I assign a publisher to my EXE? I at least want it to say Publisher: MyName rather than unknown.

I guess for that warning to go away I need to purchase a Verisign or something but I hear thats expensive?
I would settle for the warning to at least mention my name !

thanks,,

A:"unknown publisher" warning - how do I assign a publisher to my .exe ?

Can you change "setup".exe to your name? Such as Bansaw.exe ... will it run with a name change?

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I am new here. At first a happy new year to everybody.

Yesterday I bought the boxed version of True Image 7.0 and installed it. During the installing I also made boot disks as well as as a boot cd, both in the "complete" version. After that I tried to boot from the disks and also from the cd (of course changed the bios to boot from cdrom). Both didn't work ! My computer booted and I did get the start screen from Acronis but after that it said: "Loading Acronis, please wait" , with the disks as well as with the cd. After that nothing happened anymore, even after 10 minutes.
I made a new boot cd but this time a "safe" version and that DID work. I assume however that, because there are no usb drivers etc. included, you can't use it with an external usb drive or so.
Does anyone here have the same experience or a clue to solve it ? I already emailed Acronis, but didn't get a reply yet (probably because it's New Year ?)
Thanks in advance.

Ton
 

A:"Complete" version of boot cd in True Image 7.0 doesn't work.

No idea, but this is clearly something that Acronis chould be able to sort out.
 

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My dad was recently doing some work on this computer and he REALLY changed the settings in Word around. I was able to get most of them back to how I like it, except one.

When I highlight text and click "delete" to erase it or highlight it and start typing to replace it... it doesn't work. It's like some "text protector" where it doesn't delete it.

How do I fix it back to the original way? (I remember this happening once before).

-sachit
 

A:WORD: Highlight text and click "delete" doesn't work!

Come on, someone's gotta know.
 

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Whenever I plug in my USB device it wants to "scan and fix" but works if I just continue. On the other hand the G drive which is for my SD card gives me errors of corruption even before I took it out for the first time. Something is up with the drives and they are updated and all that. Also, with the SD card it doesn't let me delete and when I do add it is just the folder without the contents which then I can't delete. Help me fix this problem. I have a LX series Gateway computer with the pop up drive if that gives you any idea what I am dealing with.

PS: Should have bought a Mac.
 

A:USB Drives- "Scan and Fix" error and SD Card drive doesn't work.

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My Win 7x64 desktop was off for several days, with the console unplugged. Upon first start up today, I was prompted to update the AMD driver to Catalyist 12.10, which I did. It seemed to have an effect on another app that I wanted to reverse, so I ran System Restore to right before the computer was last shut down. It returned an error message, and again after a normal reboot: It read that System Restore didn't complete running. "The data is invalid (0x8007000D)." Running System Restore to later time points got the same result.

Later, I tried a cold boot into System Repair, F8 (nothing found). The System Restore error message now was as follows:

"rstrui.exe - Application error
The instruction at 0xfb30584d referenced memory at
0x00000008. The memory could not be read."

I did a google search on rstrui.exe error, but didn't find a lot and so far none of it has worked. The last system image backup before today was two weeks ago, so that's not a welcome option. Any ideas what the problem might be and how to get Sys Restore going again? Thanks,

A:System Restore doesn't work: "rstrui.exe - application error"

By chance, do you have Agnitum Outpost firewall on your machine? Other forum threads indicate this could cause problems for system restore. The recommended solution was to disable a function called Self Protection.

You could also see if there are any damaged or corrupt system files by running a system file checker scan from and elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found run the scan 3 times and reboot your computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Sorry for posting this in the driver section, I decided to post another in the wireless section. If you want to close one, that's fine just please close the one in the driver section. Thank you.
Before you answer this question, I've already done the following:
1.) Download and install the latest driver for the adapter. I've also tried reinstalling the adapter.
2.) I've already tried ipconfig /renew or release or whatever you want to call it.
3.) I've tried changing the ip address to static and rather automatic or automatic to static...Didn't do anything.

I have absolutely no idea what to do. I've tried EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING on the internet.
When I run the troubleshooter I get this message:
Attachment 394330

Please help and any would be greatly appreciated. I need you to work with me so please help help help! Thank you guys.

A:Wireless adapter doesn't work on windows 7 "No Valid IP Configuration"

open cmd prompt type

ipconfig /all
then tracert 194.119.131.66

post results

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Before you answer this question, I've already done the following:
1.) Download and install the latest driver for the adapter.
2.) I've already tried ipconfig /renew or release or whatever you want to call it.
3.) I've tried changing the ip address to static and rather automatic or automatic to static...Didn't do anything.

I have absolutely no idea what to do. I've tried EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING on the internet.
When I run the troubleshooter I get this message:
Please help and any would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Wireless adapter doesn't work on windows 7 "No Valid IP Configuration"

please dont double post its agaisnt our rules

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Hello!
I have a problem. I have adjourned the bios of the pc acer aspire M1641 and when I have restarted the pc tuneup utilities it signals me this problem:

the peripheral "Nvidia port io control driver" doesn't correctly work

Do you know as solution for this?

A:"Nvidia port io control driver" doesn't correctly work

Hi,
Did you find a solution to this problem? TuneUp Utilities report on an identical problem on my win7 system

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Hello,

I'm getting the error as "Stack overflow at line 46" while executing the command "Add-AzureAccount".

When I hit enter after that command, small window will open asking for Microsoft credentials. When I enter my username, it will process and gives me the error  Stack overflow at line 46.

Installed Azure commandlets on Powershell 4.0 and using IE8. I have reset the IE but still getting the same error.

Any help on this issue is appreciated.

Thanks,

Sridhar. A

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Can anyone help me with this ? i got a picture ... i cant sendto desktop as shortcut the icon is missing .. help !!

A:"Desktop As Shortcut" Command Is Missing from the "Send To" Menu

Maybe this info will help:
Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

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Just recently I had re-formatted, this being one of the problems. It was fixed, and halleluja! I could restart! w00tzor!

I started installing my software and games, and continued restarting.

The last things I installed:

Soundblaster Live! Value Drivers
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer Drivers

While installing both of them (From CD, I have two drives), I went into MSconfig and dis-abled the AudioHQ that auto starts, and when both of them finished installing (Well SBLive drivers finished a little early) I hit restart, as prompted by my msconfig.

I was greeted by "Primary Hard Disk 0 not found"

"Strike F1 to retry, F2 to enter setup utility"

I hit retry 3 times, and it didn't work. I went into my BIOS Setup, and it said my Primary Hard Disk is an "unknown" device. When I bootup and go into the menu again, It says its my 60 GB drive, as its supposed to.

What happened?

A little info that may help:

Primary HD with OS and programs installed:

Drive C: 60 GB Drive, 7200 RPM, manufactured by Western Digital

Drive D: 20 GB Drive, I THINK its 7200 RPM, manufactured by Maxtor

Both are formatted as NTFS. My computer was booting just fine before I did the previous actions, is there anything I Can do?

[Edit] I checked the other post with a guy having the same problem, and i just remembered:

The 60 GB WD drive is set as "Master"

And 20 GB Maxtor drive is set as "Slave/Cable select" (One or the other)

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A:Help! "Restart" Doesn't work (Hard to explain), WinXP

MSCONFIG would not cause your HD to not be recognised by the BIOS. If your Bios is not seeing the HD there may be a loose wire. Bad cable of the HD may be going bad. Someone made a good point about spinup time in another thread. Myabe the BIOS is not giving the drive ample time to get to speed. If its a newer drive it may be having a problem with the motor. Try downloading Maxtor's HD check utility.
 

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As you cAN see lowerAcse A doesn't work, but this isn't An issue with the keyboArd. Because the on-screen keyboard won't even input "a"!

Here two things that is not a possibility.
*Not a hardware or keyboard fault because "a" worked fine in Linux.
*Not the device driver, because I reinstalled....installed a different one, but to no avail.

I can't really think of anything other than reformtting
Please help.
 

A:Extremely weird problem - LowercAse "a" doesn't Work

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We've having problems getting the "Out of the Office" function to work. Well, it works just fine internally, but if someone outside our company sends any of our users that has "out of the office" function enabled an email he/she won't recieve the OOTO message.. It works just fine internally (ie I send a mail to another colleague that is away).

Could it be some setting on the Exchange server I've not discovered/I've overlooked?
 

A:Outlook 2000 and "Out of the Office" doesn't work externaly

Solved! My mistake. The "Allow out of office responses" wasn't turned on for some reason..
 

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Hello
I have an HP pavillion desktop (s5360f) with Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n Dualband Wireless Module and D-Link router DIR-615. My numerous Laptops and iPhons / iPads work fine, but this desktop which is further away from the router (in another room, about 20 meters) only shows 1-2 bars of wifi. First I bought a big additional D-Link antenna (7Ghz) but it didn't really help - sometimes connction shows 3 bars. I was told this antenna should help a lot. Then I checked with my router settings and saw that the HP uses "g" connection when everything else uses "n". I even set it to only use "n" but still it shows the HP using "g". I updated the driver (Atheros 9.2.0.113 for AR5B91), but it didn't help. I have "n" enabled in Atheros in Device manager.
Now I'm lost and can't think of anything else that can be a problem and / or how to fix it... I don't have any thick walls between the router and the HP, my iPhone seems to work in this room just fine...
Please help!
THANK YOU!

A:Atheros Wifi adapter doesn't work with "n" router

Out of curoisity, are you suffering any symptoms of lack of signal qualities (glitchy video/slow connectivity)?

And what speed does the HP Desktop show it being connected at?

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I've got a weird problem here to report. I'm on a Lenovo N200 laptop running Windows 7 x64. Around half the time, the computer will boot up with the trackpad not responding. During times when this happens, I can look into the device manager and see a "code 10" ("device cannot start") for the trackpad. Restarting the computer fixes the problem.

I've had the problem once or twice over the last few years, but just a few weeks ago, it started happening very regularly (+/- 50% of all startup attempts). I can't recall making any notable changes to the system lately that could cause something like this. When the problem first started, it also affected the display adapter (Windows would start with an extremely low resolution and the graphic card would show a similar fault in the device manager, in addition to the trackpad problem described here), but this has since stopped.

I have tried updating the driver for the trackpad to a newer version, but the problem persists.

Hardware faults were considered, but I was able to successfully boot the computer from a WinPE CD five times in a row with no issues, so it would seem like this is less likely to be a hardware bug.

Any ideas as to where to go from here? I don't want to have to reinstall an otherwise clean and functional operating system for something this trivial.

A:Trackpad doesn't work, gives error "code 10" on every other boot

Hi, try using this to check the temps HWMONITOR | Softwares | CPUID
Temps can play havoc with laptops.
Cleaning the fan and air vents with a can of compressed air might clear away ant dust or debris, which could cause temps to rise.

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Hi all,

I noticed a really annoying issue on my machine.

When installing various software, when it asks me if I want to customise location, when I click on the "browse" button, it either doesn't do anything or in some cases it will open "Browser For Folder" window, but it will only show my Desktop>Usename folder, nothing else.

Software like K-Lite Codec pack will work fine as in I can change the installation location, but other software wont work :/

I do have mapped network drives if it makes any difference.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Hi,
Don't know what happened but my "search" button stopped working in
Windows Explorer. After entering the search criteria, I press the search
button and nothing happens. Any suggestion? Thanks for any help .. Ed

Windows 2000 Pro.
Internet Explorer 6.
 

A:"search" button doesn't work in windows explorer

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I Have Win10 and i use RocketDock and start10 for task-bar transparency, but for some reason the "Minimize windows to the Dock" does not work at all for me ! .... will be amazing to have a proper fix ! thank in advance!

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Regarding Augie65's solution to red X in place of pictures, it does not work. The block images box in Outlook Express is already unchecked. Any other ideas?
 

A:Unchecking "block" images to solve red X doesn't work

Check out this:
Open Outlook Express, Tools> Options> Send tab> check HTML radio button under Mail Sending Format then click HTML Settings button and check Send pictures with messages box. If the picture is linked to a web page, you will have to be connected to the internet to view the picture. You might check with the sender whose pictures you can't see and make sure that they have the Send pictures with messages checked on their program.
 

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7000) on an lenovo pc (Intel Pentium 4 - 2.8GHz, 2.00 GB RAM). my pc's actual graphics card is "Intel 82865G Graphics Controller" but windows 7 loads it as "standard VGA graphics card" which gives me a very very bad video quality but computer works great. HOWEVER,when i update video graphics back to my "Intel 82865G Graphics Controller" & play any video, the video quality is excellent & direct 3d & hardware acceleration starts working contrary to "standard VGA graphics card" but gives major computer operation problems. For e.g., As soon as i resize my VLC interface or run any other media players (like powerdvd or windows media players etc), the computer either gets stuck/hung or it shows a blue screen message saying "disable bios memory such as caching or shadowing" OR "page_fault_in_nonpaged_area" & lots of other explorer based problems.i tried changing various 3d settings in opengl as well, but in vain.


CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS??

ITS A MAJOR BUG in WINDOWS 7.

I MEAN U CANNOT ASK SOMEONE TO UPGRADE his OPERATING SYSTEM AT THE EXPENSE OF CHANGING HIS HARDWARES.

THANK YOU.

A:"Intel 82865G Graphics Controller" doesn't work ??

It is a driver issue. I suggest that you download the driver from HP website, remove the existed driver and install the new downloaded driver.
HP Compaq dc5000 Small Form Factor PC - Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

(note; if u found useful dont forget to ad me rep)

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Whenever I try to open a file with a program such as Winamp, the programs now "arranges the icons" in some funky random arrangement instead of arranging them by name (or by type, or modified) or whichever order I had preset. When I tell it to "arrange icons by" name or whatever other options, it arranges them....until I try to open something else. Then it's back to the funky random arrangement.

This only happens when trying to access a file from a different program. When I access the folder through Windows, it remembers the arrangement perfectly. Any clue as to what's going on here?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:"Arrange Icons By" option doesn't work anymore!

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Hi,

I had an issue with the general user folder name, which was shown as "Alex_000".
Although this was a cosmetic issue only, I wanted to change this to "Alex".
I successfully managed this by changing about 50 entries in the registry (via regedit).

So fine so good.



Now I found out that there are still some leftovers with "Alex_000" in the Windows system, although I have tried to find every bit and peace, where possible:


When I try to open "Add or Remove Programs" in the Metro surface, I get an error message:


Windows cannot find

'C:\Users\alex_000...\Classic_{a lot of weird numbers and chars}.settingscontent-ms'.
Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.



From another forum topic, i also tried this command via Metro and RUN to see, if the Remove service has a general problem:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "C:\Windows\System32\appwiz.cpl",Add or Remove Programs
--> With this, i can open the Remove service without a problem.


Somewhere in the system, there must still be the Alex_000 info hidden.


How can i find this? (Tried the registry, tried a simple search on C: disc, but without success)

How can I solve this?


Thanks a lot!

Alex

A:"Add or Remove Programs" doesn┤t work anymore (in Metro)

The obvious answer is to change it all back to Alex_000. Renaming a system folder doesn't usually go well.

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I have a Dell Latitude D830 Laptop

I recently replaced my hard drive (sATA) with a fresh one, loaded with Windows Vista. Before even using anything in Vista, I immediately upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate, without a hitch.

However, I seem to have lost the ability to select all using CTRL+a; it simply does nothing. Everything else works (ctrl+s, ctrl+x, ctrl+v, ctrl+c).

I cannot remember if it worked for the brief time I had Vista installed before upgrading to 7; it was a relatively short amount of time (like 20-30 minutes), so I don't know if I used CTRL+A then or not.

Any reasons why it won't work anymore, or how I can fix it?

A:My [CTRL]+A "select all" keyboard shortcut doesn't work

Press Control + Windows Key + Alt simultaneously and all will be restored.

This info was culled from an arcane help manual at my disposal. YMMV

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Howdy, folks.
I right click a link (.lnk), click Properties, then click "Find Target" and instead of folder with the target opening an Open With box opens. It has several programs suggested, but not explorer.exe. I have to browse for explorer.exe.

How do I fix this problem?
 

A:"Find Target" in link properties doesn''t work

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I have four computers running Win10. On two of them the windows "Start" button on the task bar doesn't work. So I can't get to Settings or Apps. I can right click on the Start button and get the "right-click menu". All of the other task bar buttons work.

What's going on with this? It used to work. For a while it didn't work on my laptop, now that is working but on two other desktop computers it doesn't work. All computers have same Win10 version and latest updates (although hardware differs some between them).

Can I add the "Settings" and "All Apps" shortcut I would normally get left-clicking on the Start button to the Start button's "right-click menu"?

A:The Windows "Start" button on taskbar doesn't work with left-click

Hey CountryBumkin-

See if there's anything in HERE that might offer some help.
b1rd

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I recently got a new laptop and I've been having a lot of trouble with the sound. It is the laptop seen here:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218090329155

Sometime the audio works, but then if I pause a song and attempt to resume it a few minutes later, errors occur and the audio seems to be disabled.



"Windows Audio has stopped working" flashes quickly, followed by:

"Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed
A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available."


Then, if I right click on the small volume icon in the bottom right by the time, go to "Playback Devices" I get the following message:

"This computer cannot play audio because the Windows Audio Service is not enabled.

Would you like to enable the Windows Audio Service?"

I click yes and the audio works again, but even after this it still acts funny.


Things of note:Sometimes the Volume Up/Down/Off buttons on my keyboard work, and sometimes they do not.
After this problem occurs and I restart it by going to Playback Devices, the audio cannot be turned up/down in Windows Media Player. I must manually adjust my (external) speakers.
I'm using Windows Media Player because Songbird and iTunes seem to freeze up every time I try to play music through them
When I first got my laptop, I installed a few programs and ran into some problems (I forgot exactly what they w... Read more

A:Sound doesn't work sometimes: "Host Process for Windows Services stopped working..."

Hi -

Run a DirectX kernel diag report -
START | dxdiag | if x64, bottom-center "64-bit" | save as text - bottom-center

Zip the text file up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello all, am running Win 8.1 Pro x64. Today I noticed that the "Eject" option from the right-click menu doesn't work for either of my 2 CD-Rom drives, nor for a "virtual" drive - I get the same error message on all 3: "An error occured while ejecting [drive]".

Device Manager shows no errors, and I've tried uninstalling the drives and rebooting, but error persists. Can anyone help?

Also, to be clear, it is NOT a physical problem with the drives, as I can open them without a problem through the buttons on the front.

Finally, if for some reason I can't fix this issue, does anyone know of a way to at least just DELETE the "Eject" from the context menu?

A:"Eject" Option Doesn't Work for ANY of My CD-ROM Drives??

Just to try and determine if your context menu is corrupted, you could try and create a shotcut to open/close your CD tray. With that said, there are several freeware programs available to create these shortcuts so I would just google for:

how to create a shortcut to eject cd

Then pick one and try it out. I hve done this before; however, I can't remember which one I used but I think it was NirSoft.

Good luck.

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I have Vista Home Basic and got a new Internet supplier, so by cable it works but when I try to connect to a wireless network I can't do it because the link to "Connect to a network" in the Network Connections menu does not work and if I click it it just doesn't open anything. What can I do?
 

A:"Connect to a network" button doesn't work

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My laptop (Predator Helios 300, i7-7700HQ, 16Gb DDR4, GTX 1060, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD) doesn't start up for some reason. So I wanted to start it in safemode so I can backup my crucial data before formatting my pc. When it started "Preparing Automatic Repair" it went to a black screen with only the mouse cursor. It doesn't get further than that. If I repair or reinstall Windows 10 using a flash drive, will I loose my original license key?
 

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Lately, when I use "Alt + left arrow" or the back setting on my logitech MX revolution mouse, firefox doesn't seem to recognize my keystroke/click.

Instead, I have to click the blue back button on the top left of my screen.

What course of action do you suggest I do to correct this? Thanks in advance,

-Cardinal
 

A:Firefox "Back button" doesn't work

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts
 

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I've had windows 10 for several months (previously had windows 7). Up until yesterday, when I clicked on "all apps" an alphabetical list would come up, I'd scroll to what I wanted, and click on it. If there was an item with a sublisting, like Microsoft office a down symbol would appear. Click on that and the sublisting would appear and I could select word, excel, etc. Now when I click on the down symbol it just flips to an up symbol ^ and no sub menu appears. I'd really like to get to excel. This failure to bring up a sub menu happens for every down symbol, not just Microsoft office. What do I do? Try to re-load Windows 10? Uninstall and reinstall Office? Thanks

A:"All Apps" function doesn't work properly

Hi, do you have any idea what happened yesterday? For example, if you look at your update history- did you receive an update?

Do you have System Restore on, and do you have any useful restore points?

Do you use system imaging (Windows Backup and Restore) or disk imaging which we keep strongly recommending here; that means you can restore an image previously created and get your Windows back running as was without technical help - and even recover from a disk failure or an unbootable PC? (e.g. Macrium reflect (free)).

Those could give you ways to recover.

What is your build version? (Windows key + R, winver).

If you haven't started using those vital recovery methods yet, you could try this:
Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi Gang,

I'm using Firefox 2.0. Whenever I try to change the settings and then press Okay, as the final step, nothing happens. Usually the screen disappears after I press okay but not now. It just sits there and does nothing.

How can I fix this?

Kappy
 

A:Solved: "OK" button in Firefox doesn't work

Exactly what version of FF 2.0 are you using?
Last version was 2.0.0.20
Have you thought of updating it to 3.0 version is currently at 3.0.5 this is NOT a Beta version either.
 

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I hate it when I double click a file and Windows 8.1 pops up a message saying I have other apps that can handle this extension.

I disabled this notification through GPEDIT.MSC, it works now when I open pics/docs/etc.... but let's say I install another app, for example, when I install Pale Moon Browser, the moment I launch it the popup still comes telling me I have other apps that can handle bla bla bla

anyone had any luck with this ?

I hate Windows 8 so much! Even with a start menu replacement, this ticks me off, it's crappy Wireless LAN manager sucks, its performance is less when I benchmarks my SSD

I don't know what to do. I can go back to 7, but I am trying to fix a few things if I could just to benefit from the UEFI boot mode as for installing 7, I have to enable legacy ROM which is much slower during boot.

A:Do not show "new app installed notification" doesn't work

Just go to the Start Screen and type 'notifications'. One of the entries should be 'notifications settings'. Just click on it and you should see a screen with all the settings you need to control notifications.

You can disable them all, turn them off during certain hours or even customize them per individual app.

Sorry to hear you are having so many problems with Windows 8. Personally I have little or no problem with it. It's different, but much better in many ways.

Let me know what exactly what problems you're having and maybe I can help.

OGG

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I should start out by saying that the internet works at the university (we use Resnet), and that when I bring it back home and put in my cable, it doesn't work.

Windows reports that my laptop is connected to the internet, it's just that any attempt to go on any webpage or to ping even the router results in a timeout.

It's not that my router isn't accepting pings, I ping the LAN (not WAN) address (192.168.1.1) and I get no response.

I attached the result of an ipconfig /all:
http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ipconfigmp8.jpg

In addition, in an attempt to repair the connection via windows results in a message "WIndows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address.

And the 'packets received' in the tcp/ip window are abnormally small.

If anyone has any insight into this issue, please help. No internet on my laptop is driving me crazy. Thanks.
 

A:Internet doesn't work despite "Connected" status

Restart the router as a first, this might sort you out. Also Try an ipconfig /flushdns command and after that ipconfig /release - /renew.
If this doesn't work, try assigning yourself static ip credentials as a test (with a known public DNS server). If this works, log into your router and try and ping the public DNS servers it has listed. If they do not respond, change them to known ones in your area.

Try these and let us know how you go :grinthumb
 

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Is there any way to get back my old bookmark on Chrome. Stuff happened yesterday and when I turn on my computer today all the bookmarks on my Chrome and Torch browser has gone missing. The browsers look like they have been reinstalled too. I tried renaming bookmark.bak to bookmark but that didn't work. I tried File History but my local C drive isn't on the list.

This is the "stuff" that I was talking about
Desktop Missing. No Sound. Search Function Not Working Properly

A:Bookmark Missing. "Renaming" Doesn't Work

It's obviously tied into your other problem. You could try Import and see if it finds the bookmark.bak.

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Followed your instructions per Recycle Bin confirmationyet I continue to get the confirmation dialog. Any ideas what I can do to disable it for a lengthy 'deletion project' I'm facing?

A:Disabling "Delete Confirmation" doesn't work

Hello Mark,

What item are you deleting, and from what location? If it's from a system folder location (ex: Program Files, Windows, etc....), then you will still get the Continue prompt for UAC approval to delete the item.

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