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Q: Creating and editing GPOs not working

I created a number of GPOs and they have been working ok. Edit the GPOs has also been working.
I now can't create any new GPOs or edit the existing ones. I get the below error message.
1. When editing
"Failed to Open the Group Policy Object. You might not have the appropriate rights."
2. When creating new
"The network name cannot be found."

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Okay, I really must be doing something wrong, but I don't think I am. We just recently moved to Windows 2000 and I am trying to set up GPOs in our domain. What I did was created a new OU for the domain. In this OU, I created a few OUs for various groups of computers (different PC labs we have), and OU for "students" and and OU for "faculty". I then moved the necessary computers into each computer OU and then placed the student global group and faculty global group into their respective OUs.

From here, using AD Users and Computers, I right click on an OU (Student OU for example) and choose the Group Policy Tab. I create a new GPO, choose to enable "Disable Control Panel" and then rename the GPO and close it out. I tried leaving it like this and did not work.

So I then clicked on the properties of the Student Global Group located inside the Student OU and chose the security tab, where I chose for the student global group READ and APPLY GROUP POLICY.

Still, did not work!!!

What am I doing wrong?? Is there something else I should be looking at??

The same goes for GPOs I set up for any of the Computer OUs, like enabling the option to "Not show the last logged on user". No GPOs are effective right now.

Thank you all so much in advance!!


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I need to disable the below settings. I have tried using the below GPO settings, ran gpupdate /force and restarted 2 domain computers. I then logged into each computer with a different domain account. The live tiles were still changing. I am still able to add a PIN to the account. I was still able to add a Microsoft account. (I do not have a Work/School account but the option was still available. I added the same Microsoft account to both domain users. The Sync your settings is all grayed out and all set to off. However, I noticed the desktop background synced and the Favorites Synced. How do I disable all these settings so they cannot be used and are turned off?

Disable Live Tiles
Disable Settings - Accounts - Sing-in Options - Create a PIN
Disable Settings - Accounts - Your account - Add Microsoft account
Disable Settings - Accounts - Your account - Add a work or school account
Disable Settings - Accounts - Sync your Settings

Disable Live Tiles
GPO - User Configuration/Policies/Administrative Teplates/Start menu and Taskbar
Clear history of Tile notification on exit Setting: Enabled

GPO - User Configuration/Policies/Administrative Teplates/Start menu and Taskbar/Notifications
Turn off notifications network usage Setting: Enabled
Turn off tile notifications Setting: Enabled

Disable Settings - Accounts - Sing-in Options - Create a PIN
GPO - Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Logon
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A:GPOs to Disable Account Settings are not working

Where did you find a GPO template for Windows 10?

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Im after a program for editing Audio files. I have played around with Cool Edit but find it isnt very friendly. i can never seem to be able to do basic functions that i would expect from an audio editing program. i also want a program that i can use to creat audio files. i had a friend who had a great program where you had multi tracks and could choose an instrament and set it to play what ever note u want and then mix it all together. sadly i have fallen out of contact with him, and cant remember what the program is called. does anyone have any suggestions on a program that would do such functions? thanx

The other thing i wanted to ask about (i didnt want to start two threads). is my tv capture program has messed up. it was working fine untill all of a sudden when i open it, it takes a freeze frame of the selected channel, keeps it on screen with no audio, and then ends up "not responding". the program is called VisionTV . i doubt people would know it. but can anyone think of a reason as to why this problem maybe occuring? i want to get a different program to use, as this one isnt very good. but is it true that these programs are specific to the tvcapture card that they come bundeled with? thanx guys

A:audio editing/creating

what dont u like about cooledit?-
sorry but it's the only audio prog i use....

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How do you create/edit a text file for an installed game?
I have a game called Fable and I want to be able to play it on my XP but it is old and won't play I have done some research and come up with this
as this is the problem I have been having I was wondering how to edit/ create the text file so I can input this info?

A:Creating/Editing a text file.

You have to open Registry Editor

Go to Start > Run > Type 'Regedit' and hit return

This will bring up the editor - from here search the thousands of registries for the one you want.

WARNING - this is pretty much the makeup of XP be careful about changing anything!

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My company recently moved to a new location and I was having everyone change their email signature in Outlook. Unfortunately, 2 of the employees were unable to select anything in their email options. They are both using Outlook 2003 SP2 Small Business Edition. When I tried changing it is has the current signature option but the drop down to change between the sigs is gray and the box to edit isn't available. I also tried to change it within the email itself by right clicking on the current signature and selecting the option but that is also all grayed out. The only benefit in this screen is it will actually let me choose between the different sigs currently available, but still won't let me edit or create a new one. Has anyone else had this problem or know a way of fixing it?

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I've heard that you can make fonts in Photoshop but I haven't been able to find any tutorials online. Is there anyone who knows how to do it? Also, I'm using paint.net as my image editor for now because my HD is packed. If anyone knows how to create fonts with Paint.net or photoshop please post.

A:Solved: Creating fonts in Photoshop or any other image editing software

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Hi, I have T460p/Windows 7 x64 with Access Connections 6.26.80 installed. Laptop is not on domain, users are part of Administrators group.Access Connections worked for some time fine - new networks were detected and location profiles could be created, edited or deleted without any problems.Buttons for Create/Edit/Delete profile suddently became disabled (probably after some Lenovo update) and I am not able to get this program working normally again.I've tried several things:- ticked checkbox for non-admin users to be able to edit location profiles, but this did not help. - uninstalled AC, reboot, installed again (installation was done using admin account)...but no success, everything is the same - I cannot add or edit location profiles even I am operating as admin user,- tried with previous AC versions (79) and newer versions (85) - but again no luck. I could uninstall it and not use it again, but to use some other simillar software. But since the laptop has WWAN, now I am not able to use it, since I have no possibility to add or configure WWAN network access. Also I am not able to create WLAN hotspot. I have no idea what to do else, except to reinstall Windows again, but it could happen again...so that is not actual solution to this problem. Anyone had this issue? Thanks in advance!

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I have a new GPO that only one security group can get.  What I am running into is if I login to a computer I have login to before I do not get the policy.  If I login to a computer for the first time I will get the policy.
Has anyone ever had this problem before?

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Any suggesting on what i could maybe download for free or up to $20 from Cakewalk or Magix. All i want is something basic. I did pick up something called Midi studio (Magix) at best buy for $10 a few years ago after XP was released but this software i'm assuming was copywrited in 2001 before the release of xp. the system requirements for this software are as follows:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000. Computer: Pentium with 200Mhz minimum, 32 MB (64 MB) minimum, 100 MB free disk space minimum, resolution 800 x 600 with 16 bit High-Color 16 bit sound card, CD-ROM drive. Microsoft mouse or compatible, DirectX 6.1

Is this something that would be safe to install on my computer or should i should for something else?

A:Looking for Midi Software for creating and editing midi files?

Try maybe Anvil Studio.


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Is there a way I can punch up a simple batch file script and get it to setup Group Policy Objects on client workstations? I can use the GUI GPEditor if I had to, but I think after about 25 machines, I'd get a little tired of it, and I'm looking to run this on about 400 machines.

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I'm pretty new to Group Policy Management. I just got a job at a school and one of my labs is not working like it should. I have done GPRESULT on a computer from another working lab and I'm comparing it to the computer in the lab I'm at now. So, in my
GPM, a couple polices are listed above my designated labs that should be inherited by all the labs, and then I have some of those same policies duplicated in just my troublesome lab. My question is, will having a duplicate GPO break things? I'm probably not
explaining all that right, but I'll try my best to answer any questions to help me find a solution. 

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Bit of a pickle, this one, chaps.

We have a windows 2003 server, with active directory installed, as well as DNS and DHCP services.

Let's say we have a main forest on our domain, called domain.kais - and within this domain, we have two Organisational Units, called OU1 and OU2. Within each OU, let's say we have 10 users.

Go to Group Policy Editor, and apply a new GPO to say OU1. You make all the settings you want, but for simplicity, let's say the only setting you do is something ridiculously simple, like, remove Recycle Bin from the laptop. You make the GPO called something like "OU1 GPO", link it to the OU, make sure it's the only GPO linked to it (so take away the standard Default Domain User GPO).

Go to a workstation, log on with a user from within that OU. Because you can log on, the assumption is that the network works fine, as the user gets authenticated. To make sure it's not a locally cached user, you created a brand new user within the OU.

So, if that works, any idea why the GPO isn;t taking effect? it's really getting to me now!


A:Windows 2003 Server / GPOs

Well heres a couple of things -

http://www.activedir.org/gp_faq.htm - A nice who what when why and how of Group policies it does mention 2000 and not 2003 but it still applies in most cases.

On the workstation once logged in go to your command line and do a gpupdate /force and see if that yields its results.

Oh yeah and another thought how is DNS running on your network? if you do an ping of a machine name from the clients not getting the update do you get back the FQDN or does it just show the machine name?

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Morning everyone,

I am working with Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, in a network environment and I am trying to test it with our old GPOs we use on XP machines.

I am currently trying to install GPSI's such as Office etc.

When I reboot the machine after a GPUpdate I can only see 'Please Wait' while it installs the updates, but I know some of these updates will hang. I won't know what's hanging if I can't see what stage of the update it is at.

Is there anyway of customising this area of the startup to display which updates are installing?

Like in Windows XP where the box would appear in the middle of the screen saying "Installing Managed Software <Program Name>" etc.

Thanks for any help you can give regarding this.

-- Danoni

A:Changing Display of Installing GPOs

The answer to this I have since found out is to enable 'verbose' messages - we did this through a GPO on the domain controller. Can now fully see what is installing when loading Windows.

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In trying to adhere to the disable Dr. Watson crash dumps STIG, I need to locate which GPO setting that disables the crash dumps. I'm aware of the ways to disable the createcrashdump in the regisrty or deleting the AeDebug registry key. However, I have a GPO that is enabling the crash dumps. (I know this because everytime I manually disable it and refresh my group policies it is re-enabled.)

I've been able to isolate which GPO is enabling the crash dumps by unlinking all my GPOs and re-linking them one by one to locate the culprit. I've manually looked through the policy settings of the GPO enabling the crash dumps and can't find anything that would disable the create crash dumps. I was wondering if anyone knew off hand how to disable the Dr. Watson crash dumps or disable Dr. Watson completely through a Group Policy Setting.

I'm all googled out on this one. Any assistance would be great thanks.

OS: Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows XP SP2

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We are moving to Windows Server 2012 R2 and therefor to Internet Explorer 11. I have already upgraded the administrative template files holded by our domain controller (.admx files on the central store). 
When trying to create a GPO I just can't find a configuration item to set the browser title. I know that IEM has gone in favor of group policy preferences. But there is no such config item there as well. Am I stuck with IEAK11?

Thanks in advance

A:Howto to set browser title of IE11 using GPOs

Hello Matze2ooo,
the link is this
Package Type Selection: Internet Explorer Customization Wizard. It creates a *.exe file you have to distribute.

These are useful TechNet Library articles helping you with
IEAK 11:

Good starting point -
IEAK 11: List of tasks and references to create, manage, and deploy Internet Explorer 11 custom packages
How to deploy IEAK 11 -
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) - Deployment Guide for IT Pros How to distribute
Deploy Internet Explorer 11 using software distribution tools
As written above, you could also distribute a the registry key Windows Title
through GPO to users.

Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights. | Whenever you see a helpful reply, click on Vote As Help and click on Mark As Answer if a post answers your question.

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Hi all,
I'm trying to set Google as the default search engine when an end-user types something in the navigation bar. Standard this is Bing, and although Bing is wonderful we still would like to go with Google.

What I did:
1. Made a new GUID (PowerShell New GUID thing): {001c1193-09c6-4f56-a5b7-2b031da433a7}
2. Set the following reg keys:



Key path
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes

Value name

Value type

Value data




Key path

Value name

Value type

Value data




Key path

Value name

Value type

Value data




Key path
Explorer\SearchScopes\{0... Read more

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Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise Ed laptop which does not applies the computer GPOs. User GPOs work fine.
In the event log, Event ID 1125 is logged:
?The processing of Group Policy failed because of an internal system error. Please see the Group Policy operational log for the specific error message. An attempt will be made to process Group Policy again at the next refresh cycle.?

In the Details tab:
Error code 19, ?The media is write protected?

When I run ?gpupdate /force? or ?gpupdate /target:computer? After a long time, I get the message: ?Computer Policy update has not completed in the expected time. Exiting??GPRESULT /H GPReport.html gives: ?ERROR: Access Denied? (run as local administrator)RSoP.msc: ?The RSoP snap-in was unable to generate the RSoP data due to the error listed below. Details: This operation returned because the timeout period expired?

The laptop is part of a large domain (more than 10k clients). This is the only one with this error (for as far as I know?)
Any help would be much appreciated.

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Im running AGPM 4 SP3 using a least privileged access service account, and when ever I deploy a GPO to production all of the users from Change Controls Production Delegation tab (Domain Admins / Enterprise Admins / Enterprise Domain Controllers / SYSTEM
/as well as my personal account I'm logged in with) get added to the security filtering of the deployed GPO. Not only is this for all current production GPOS but also if I create a new GPO within AGPM the same groups get added to the security filter. Any Ideas
what could be causing this?

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We have edited the DCOM security GPO in the domain. After that some PCs have issues:

XP: They can log-in bust several functions do not work Windows7: Stucked in the log-in page Blanck Windows Windows 8.1: No problems
The windows 7 I repaired them VIA restore system functionality
To fix XP system I tried multiple proccesses but without success:

Restore system: Not Working (Whithe windows while charges) Edit registry: Deleting registry values of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Windows>Microsoft>Ole . Also importing the registry of a working-well windows XP
Repairing via CD Reseting local security policies and group policies like is explained
Some symptom:
Can not be accesed by other PCS but I can acced to other Dcomcnfg not working well Can not edit local policie, not seing network adapter...

Thank you in advance!

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First my muvee producer stopped working..will only load to 55% then I noticed my windows movie maker was messing up..then today my cyber director program will not open...all these programs have to do with editing and production for videos..I use all three programs for materials on my site..there must be a commom thread to these programs that has become corrupt or something..PLEASE..can some one in here help me...Im desperate. Thanks

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I recently bought a new laptop running windows vista homw premium -
2038 of RAM
intel(R) core(TM)2 CPU T5200 @ 1.60GHz 1.60 GHz

I can't seem to get any of my sound editing programs to work.
When I try ti install FL Studio 7 it stops half way through installation.
I can install Sony sound forge 9 and sony acid pro 6 but they won't start up!

I would really appreciate if you could help me.

A:sound editing programs not working

are you getting any errors when FL studio freezes or when trying to start the sony ones?

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I'm working on this guys computer he has a new HP computer no more than year old and it has windows 7 .It has 4 GB of RAM and AMD Athlon II 450 Triple-Core Processor.

It is a 20 minute video clip and size is 1.6 GB in size after trimming the 20 minute to 18 minute it took well over a hour to save it .Why so long ? Is the computer no good.

Does it need more RAM or faster CPU?

How can a 20 minute trimmed to a 18 minute take over a hour to save ? There is a other clip 6 minutes and timmed to well 5 minutes and well it took well 30 minutes to save it and size was 294 MB.

What is wrong here.

A:Working on a guys computer doing video editing need help

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Hi, my Fujitsu Siemens crashed and I had a new "old" driver installed. All af a sudden my CD/DVD drive diissapeared. The light on the cd slot that opens doesn/t light up anymore. I tried to fix the problem and erase the registry-key HKEY-LOCALMACHINE>System>CurrentControLset>Control>Class>{4D36E96F-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}>uPPERfILTERS.
I went to regedit and erased Every Upperfulter under this number I could get. Could not find the lower filters they spoke of. After rebooting, the mouse and keybord are not working. I cannot log in in Safe mode. I tried the dubble click of the tab key. Tried the Ctrl/Alt and delete key. Nothing. I need help. Also, after reinstalling the new driver, my computer kept on giving me a blue screen saying windows detect a problem and needs to start over. I cannot use a cd, because the cd rom doesn't open and there is no response even after opening the rom manually and inserting a cd. Please help. I am useing my husbands laptop to post these questions

A:editing registry now mouse and keyboard are not working

Unless someone knows what they are doing changing anything in a registry isnt really a good idea as it can cause a lot more problems then solve them.If the registry is damaged enough by cleaners etc, the only thing left to do is do a repair or a reinstall.It might be that the cd/dvd drive is toast and needs replaced and altering the registry isnt going to fix that.When you said the computer crashed im going to assume that another harddrive was installed.Changing harddrives isnt going to make a cd/dvd drive disappear that i know of unless the driver for the cd player was deleted somehow by accident.

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hello... recently, my windows vista crashed -- no working operating system. i have visited several sites and dowloaded several programs promising to boot-up my dead computer. after opening the downloaded programs (usually as zip files), i did write them to cd-r, and then put the disc into my computer, and NOTHING. i tried this with 6 or 7 programs, with no success. am i not copying the programs correctly (missing important files)? fyi, i have one program that was mailed to me "ultimate boot cd", and it does boot my system up, but not to a program that i can use; so, i know that my computer is capable of booting-up. i just wonder if i am not copying the programs correctly? thanks for any help....

A:creating a working boot disc....

Hi and Welcome to TSG,
Are you 'burning' the discs or 'copying' the files to disc? What's your pc/laptop make & model please?


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Since I have had many inquiries about how Gif animations are made or modified I thought it would be best to have a collaberation of all members who work with them. Please only post the programs you use or any tips\instructions for Gif animation creation or modification.

After all have posted their suggestions\instructions\programs I will close this thread so it can be used for future reference.

Any questions not related to instructions will be broke off into their own threads so please do not post unnecessay questions in this informal tutorial!

If you post Program names please supply the link to the program so if interested people can look at or download the program.

Last comment if anyone has other suggestions after thread closes please let me know and I will open the thread to have you post.


A:Creating or Working with Animated Gifs

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So, this computer's kinda new, about half a year old, and I just decided to make a new account, and... for some reason the stock apps like weather, news, and even the app store won't open. They have a little X symbol on the bottom right corner of the Start tile, and they don't seem to do anything. Any of them other than the store will display an error, and the store tile will do the animation and just close right away. The original account is just fine though, so... Any idea what's wrong?

A:Creating a new (second) account, stock apps not working?

I'm going to guess that it's the permissions.
You installed everything with your other account and they work only for that account
Keep us posted

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Some searching through google, "alternativeto", YouTube, for video and audio editing or recording software, FREEWARE, showed BandiCam, Screencast-o-matic, Audacity, and I've been aware of Windows Movie Maker.
I would like to be able to make audio adjustments and audio changes to a few screencast videos.  I do not really undestand Audacity; but tried learning it many years ago.  I am absolutely not confident nor comfortable with learning Movie Maker; I am not sure how to handle Bandicam, having tried it briefly many many months ago.  I am comfortable with and have used Screencast-o-matic, the free downloadable version, a few times, and it was fairly easy to learn and to use.  I would just like to learn and use something a little bit more clever than Screen-cast-o-matic, and to edit or make changes to some video recordings.  FREE/FREEWARE wanted.

A:Video editing or including audio editing or recording

Hey, cafejose! I have used Movie Maker before. It is not that difficult in fact. And for freewares, then you can see some recommendations of ShowMore. This is a newly-built website that I am very fond of and I get quite a lot help from its application. I always take it to record Skype calls but I think it can also solve your problem here. For more alternatives, I advice you to take these free recording tools introductions for your reference.

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When I try to create a shortcut key in the PROPERTIES box using "CTRL+ALT+S" for WIn 10's STICKY NOTES, it works when I put it on the desktop. However, as soon as I move it to my own folder (with my other shortcuts) the shortcut key no longer works. How come?

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trying to install wintv v4.0, and this error message is coming up no matter what i do. can anyone guide me through. i have tried running through setup.exe and still no luck, does anyone have another solution or a step by step for dummies guide.lol to help me out

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i recently changed my win7 theme using these apps; ux theme patcher & windows 7 start orb changer. after done customizing, a problem occur, windows explorer stop working everytime i try to create new folder in library (e.g. Libraries\Videos\). but it's fine if i create the new folder in the sub folders. it's fine too when i open the 'Videos' folder using this directory [C:\Users\rahm\Videos] instead of [Libraries\Videos]. i've restore my windows once but nothing's change. can anybody help me with this?

A:Windows Explorer stop working when creating new folder

Hello Maimmj, welcome to SF!,

have you tried going back to default theme settings?
Is it possible that you also changed things in your UAC?
Can you tell what exactly was done to try to restore windows?

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Despite having run a Norton scan on an .exe file I downloaded (called qtf.exe or qtj.exe I think), the file carried malware. I thereafter used Malwarebytes which quickly identified 3 infected files to be removed. Unfortunately, after restart. Malwarebytes did not start again properly to remove them and I had lost my internet connection.

The virus created lots of new folders with spuninst.exe in the end and also in the Internet explorer 8 folder plus numerous others. These were all written in bright blue text which makes it easy to identify the folders.

Most important programs have been disabled and I cannot get online (safari is starting but without a connection). My norton antivirus is disabled and I cannot launch the program.

I tried to run a repair from the Windows DVD but without success. It could apparently be due to the fact that the DVD has an older version and can therefore not repair a more recent SP update(?).

Is there a good antivirusprogram that can be booted directly from a CD drive (which does not require an internet connection to start working) which I could download on another computer and burn to disc?

Anyone else heard of this problem?

My computer is a desktop Dell XPS with Windows XP Media Edition SP 3

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I'm hoping someone can see a pattern between the software that works and doesn't work on my Windows 7 64 bit laptop.

In the past month (Jan-Feb 2011) a lot of the software I use to edit or display images and graphics will no longer run (crashes). System: Windows 7 64 bit SP1. 3 GB RAM, 500 GB HD Acer 6492 laptop with mobile intel 965 express graphics card. Windows Update reports it is up to date.

I don't get BSOD, just that when I start one of the affected programs, it fails to run and shuts down.Windows continues to run fine. I either get "___ has encountered a problem and needs to close" or "___ has stopped working, Windows is searching for a solutio to the problem".

Programs that won't run:
Google Earth neither Directx nor GL
PhotoPlus X4
Paintshop Pro X3
Xara Designer Pro 6

Programs that run fine
World Wind

I wonder what is the pattern or common denominator.

Symptom started roughly when I installed a new 500 GB drive (Seagate Momentus XT with 4GB RAM buffer 7200 RPM) in place of the 500 GB non-hybrid 5400 RPM drive. This is the 4th drive I've had in this laptop 160GB -> 320 GB -> 500 GB -> 500 GB with 4 GB buffer. Each time I had a Norton Ghost image of the C: drive, installed the new drive and restored the image to the C: drive. Windows fires up without a hitch. On some software I had to re-activate the licence as I guess the software noticed a change in ... Read more

A:Certain image editing/viewing software "stopped working" Window close

Seems you did everything you could, however, have you run (full scan) of your anti-virus and malware software. Not sure if it would help, but it cannot hurt. Also you might attempt reinstalling the last HDD to see if there isn't a problem there. If not then it would be wise to attempt to reformat the 500 to see if that is the problem. Good Luck.

BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums," and thanks for filling in your system specs. . .

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Under computer I go to my drive of folders. When I click new folder either by right clicking or by hitting new folder the system then creates 2 or 3 new folders at one time. I then have to go back and delete the extra folders. At first I did not mind because it only happened once or twice and now it is every time. Help please

A:Creating New Folder ends up creating 2 or 3 new folders.

Quote: Originally Posted by Sonja Leverty

Under computer I go to my drive of folders. When I click new folder either by right clicking or by hitting new folder the system then creates 2 or 3 new folders at one time. I then have to go back and delete the extra folders. At first I did not mind because it only happened once or twice and now it is every time. Help please

I don't know the cause or solution for your problem, but you could try one of the alternative methods offered in the article at the following site;

9 Ways To Create a New Folder In Windows

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I've looked all over the net but just cant seem to find a reliable source for creating a zip boot disk. I own an Iomega ZIP 100 internal ATAPI drive and would like to place my drive image app onto it. I want the zip disk to be bootable not unlike a standard floppy disk. My OS is Windows 2000 Pro so FORMAT /S and FDISK /MBR are no where to be found. Tools which allow me to copy the MBR of floppies refuse to transfer the sector image to the much larger capacity Zip disk.

I'm currently testing the Acrolis True Image drive image app which has crerated a rescue disk for me. It seems geared toward floppy disks but it was successful in installing the DOS rescue data to my Zip disk. A quick scan of the sector 1 on the Zip disk reveals something like a MBR, though on rebooting and using the Zip disk I get the error message: Non-system disk. The BIOS has the boot order of ZIP, Floppy, the HDD-0. The MBR appears to be identical as the floppy MBR but the Zip disk generates the Non-system Disk error message. Weird.

How do i successfully create a bootable Zip disk for my DOS-based 5MB drive image app? Normally under MSDOS I'm able to access the ZIP Drive (as B: or D without any extra drivers. I suppose the motherboard BIOS is handling all of this.

A:Creating a "working" ZIP Boot Disk?

You're right about that BIOS controlling boot process. Though I'm not too experienced with bootable media, I can tell you that if you go into BIOS and you see anything that remotely resembles a boot order menu, go to it and change the boot order so that the drive you want to boot from is first in the list. Your BIOS is probably different, but mine displays the name of the device, and not the drive. If yours is like that, it is much easier of course, because there's no guessing game.
After you're done doing that, you can just go back into BIOS and reverse the changes. I hope this works, because ZIPs might just not be bootable. I really don't know personally. But I know what I said above from personal experience.

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When Im trying to resotre the system restore. It give no effect.
When Im trying to create the restore point. It gives the follwing message "System restore is not able to create a resotre point. Please restart the computer, and then run the system restore again"

And also I have update problem in the F-Secure anti virus.
And also I have a booting problem, after boot windows xp icons apperars when I was click any icon it hang.

A:System Restore is not working creating/Restore

click on start then control panel then system in there you should see system restore. clcik on it , make sure you tick off Turn off on all system drive then click ok then go back to restore again. unless you have corrupted window which means you need a new window installation. good luck

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I do some light video editng for vimeo and social networking..looking for someone who has some experience
with video editing on xps 13 or 15 to get some info before buying..
Personally I will prefer 13" because I travel a lot and 15" only if editing on 13" is not possible..
I will really appreciate info from someone with experience on this matter..tnx

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I'm trying to learn here. I SSH'd into my iPhone and found a file I want to edit for a game called Dungeon Hunter. The thing is this file is based in Hex. I don't know how to edit it. I went and got the program HxD. And I have looked up how to do this stuff. I've asked many other websites but TSG is loyal and everyone is helpful.

My biggest thing is I wanna learn how to control and edit my character stats. Change how much strength or dexterity my character has and so on and so forth. If maybe I hosted the file or answer any questions could someone help me in any way?

I think it would be great for me to learn so I can just learn something new but I don't understand the whole binary thing and no website has been helpful enough.

Anyone able to help me out?

Thanks guys


A:Hex Editing?

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A:Hex editing n64?

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I am trying to edit a movie on Windows Movie Maker. I am trying to copy from a dvd-r onto Movie maker but it comes up: The file D:\Video_TS|VTS_01_01.VOB is not a supported file type. and it cannot be imported into windows movie maker
How do I convert the file so that I can edit it on windows movie maker???

Cheers and thanks in advance to anyone who can help
Saul Marron

A:Dvd-r Editing HELP!!!

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i have an mp3 song that has about 30 seconds of silence at the end. is there any free or cheap software that will allow me edit it out. i need something that would be easy work with. thank, franco

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i am trying to figure out what i need to buy to transfer my (vhs-c) tapes to dvd. My husband uses macs, but we have a pc also. He wants to edit the vhs-c tapes (which can be made into regular vhs with the ADAPTER), and put them to dvd.

any recommendations...


A:vhs to dvd with editing

You'll need two things:
1) A method to capture the video/audio (hardware)
2) Software to edit/change and write to dvd.

Before you begin though, realize many home dvd players will NOT play burned media. They eject burnable media and wont play them as normal dvd's. If you have a dvd recorder or home theatre pc with a dvd drive, these should play them just fine.

Another caveat is protected VHS tapes may have macrovision code on them to prevent copying. If these are home videos, this isn't a problem. If they are recorded TV shows (some send protected macrovision) or store-bought videos, it could be a problem.

Now for what you need.. to address #1; hardware capture.
The cheapest route is a VIVO capable or AIW-style capture card. These have video-inputs and you can use freebie software like AMCap or Movie Maker built into Windows XP as the software to capture. Most VIVO cards or AIW cards have support for S-video or composite (RCA cable) input and you just record to your hard disk the video. You can capture audio at the same time by using an adapter on the line-in/mic-in on your soundcard, or AIW cards have their own audio input jacks already. Either way, no real difference.

This will allow you to capture your vhs recordings to a file on your PC.

Step #2 is the software to edit/author your captures and record to CD. Again, Movie Maker included with windows has some easy methods to do this. You may wish to experiment with this right now... Read more

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Is there an in-built tool in Windows 7 home premium to edit [very basic, shorten it!] a .wav file?


A:WAV editing

I don't think so. Download the free (and popular) Audacity program and you can do it with that.

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

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is there an easy way to delete part of an mp3 file. thanks,franco

A:editing mp3

Well, this is a software, not hardware question, but...

That looks like it might do what you want.

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Q: Editing

How do I edit my posts thank you.


I'm learning how to hex edit, but I can't seem to make it work. Replacing a byte with another seems to make the program unusable. Any tips and tricks or what should I look for in hex editing?

A:Need help in hex editing

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