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Start button / Quick launch buttons / Task bar Buttons - Problem

Q: Start button / Quick launch buttons / Task bar Buttons - Problem

Several times now, when I start my computer, everything seems normal. But when I try and click on the start button, a quick launch button or a task bar button - NOTHING HAPPENS. I just get a ping sound from my speakers.
Sometimes a restart fixes the problem and sometimes I have to turn the computer off and then on again to get it to work correctly.

Does anyone know what could be wrong and what I can do to fix it.

Thanks

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Is everything fully loaded when you are doing this?

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Hi, I installed Windows 10 on my HP ProBook 6570B abd my issue is that doesn't matter if the volume is mute or not, my mute button's light from quick access buttons on the top of the keyboard won't change to white even when its not mute. 

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Hello, i have a problem with HP Pavilion Dv6-1125et series.Installed Windows 8.1, Upgrated 4GB Ram, T8600 Cpu, SSD etc... When I installed windows 7 on this laptop, these quick launch buttons were working fine... But now all installed all windwos 8 drivers from HP Driver web site... But still there is no any light of buttons and when i click that touch panel anythng happen... there is no quick launch buttons. I checked mainboard pin of quick launch button but it is still same...how can i work this buttons ?Installed: sp46731.exe and Hp Quick Playbut same...

A:Quick Launch Buttons on Windows 8.1 - no button light no but...

Hi, You can try installing this and check.. HP Quick Launch Software Try doing the BIOS update also if it doesnt work. 

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I have a Pavilion dv7-3165dx with win 7 home premium factory installed, and recently I noticed that my mute button in the quick launch buttons has quit changing to white when the speakers are unmuted. I have tried installing the latest drivers for the quick launch buttons, that didn't work. Someone solved a similar problem (button stayed white when muted) by installing something he/she called the HP Total Advisor, and taking it's advice, but I can't find the program.




IF what I post solves your problem please click the "Problem solved" button on my post.Oh, and if I have helped you, clicking the 'Kudos' star on my post would not hurt my feelings ether.








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A:My mute button in my quick launch buttons stays red when th...

Hi, Try downloading and reinstalling the IDT sound driver on the link below. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp48501-49000/sp48830.exe After the installation has completed, restart the notebook and see if this has had any effect. Regards, DP-K

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After redstone update this fix not working for me. I try to install last drivers but system cant find the device.  

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when i push the mute button it works but stays only orange doesnt change.

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Hello, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 using my Elitebook 8540w. However, the quick launch buttons seem to be working incorrectly. When I open the quick launch buttons menu there is no 'programmable buttons' tab and I cannot adjust the function of my quick launch buttons even though that should be the case. When I uninstall the quick launch buttons driver the buttons do use my preferred programs for my internet browser and e-mail program but the functionality keys on my keyboard, i.e. for adjusting screen brightness, stop working (Fn + f8-f11). Is there any properly working driver for the HP Quick launch buttons for Windows 10 at the moment or do I just have to pick the lesser evil? Thank you in advance  

A:Quick Launch Button Software lacks 'Programmable Buttons'

Hi, All F* buttons are all ready programmed such as F1 for Help, F2 for ...... F12 for wireless... . If you wish to overwrite, you need to use other software. For example: I use a software called ISPF everyday and the program itself gives me F2 for Spit, F3 for End, F5 for Find, F7 for Up, F8 for Down, F10 for Left, F11 for Right .... up to F24. Regards.

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when i push the mute button it works but stays only orange doesnt change.It have to be white in sound.

A:My mute button in my quick launch buttons stays orange when ...

Hi, Try reinstalling the HP Hotkey driver on the link below. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5212842&swItemId=ob_150949_1&swEnvOid=419... When the reinstallation has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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while trying to close some start up programs and processes on my vista i lost my quick launch buttons/icons and my start button, please help restore.
thanks
 

A:quick launch and start buttons missing

Right click the taskbar, choose Properties and put a check in "quick launch" then apply, ok.
 

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Hi everyone,

Can someone help me on my small problem I'm having with Windows Quick Lauch Buttons...

As you can see from the picture below, the background blue color is missing and every icons have a white background instead of the original blue color. This happened after the computer was shut off due to the power wall plug being switched off accidentally while the computer is still on. After I booted the computer up, as usual Windows will do a scan check. But on completion of the boot up and scanning, I can see the Quick Launch icons are missing their blue background color.

i8.photobucket.com/albums/a37/fhxport/e14fb2ad.jpg

Anyone knows how to get this fix? Any ideas and thoughts would be welcome
 

A:Unique Problem with Quick Launch Buttons

A System Restore should fix the problem.
 

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I get a message after leaving the computer for a few minutes that the "quick launch buttons driver" is preventing the computer from going into sleep mode. I have re-installed that driver but the problem persists. What to do??
 

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Hi all,

My Quick Launch Button LEDs (the ones at the top of the keyboard, not the fn+Fx keys) stopped working, so I contacted HP support. They asked me to uninstall the Quick Launch s/w from "Add/Remove Programs", so I did. Then they gave me a link where I should have been able to reinstall the s/w plus a new security patch, but that didn't work. Now, they have no idea what I should do.

I've searched around the HP site, but can't find the s/w to download the function for my nc2400.

Google gave me a post from this site from 2006 where a link for a different model was posted. Can anyone help me find the right place for me to download the Quick Launch s/w for my nc2400. I'm running Windows XP Professional.

Thanks!
Dawn

A:Hp Quick Launch Buttons

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechS...nvOID=1093#7831Scroll down to Software Solutions - there's 2 updates there that may help.

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didn't install a new hard drive, but i am having nearly the exact problem?
I went to the device manager; says everything is up and running fine, but i uninstalled two different drivers (not sure which ones really managed the buttons them selves?)

1)Human Interface Devices\HP Quick Launch buttons
2)Keyboards\HID keyboard device

rebooted (though it did not ask me too?)
still nothing - went to HP (as stated above) and Downloaded the SoftPaq.exe file to a directory on your hard drive. (c:\SWSetup\SP27082) - the first time, it got 3/4 through the install, and then "crashed" my computer/rebooted automatically, but to no avail.
tried it a second time, made it through the complete install, (no crash/reboot) but still doesn't work?

I have a HP Compaq 6715b - quick launch are not really buttons, rather touch sensitive, and they 'work' in that i touch them, and they light up, but thats it?

this started about 1 week ago, and the only thing i did prior to this failure was on the programmable buttons window i changed the settings from "presentation" to "Q menu"

Any suggestions?

A:quick launch are not really buttons

Try using the System Restore, choose a date prior to the start of this problem.Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore, you may get the message telling you that you will have to restart your computer to start, click ok. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

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Something recently happened to my Quick Launch Buttons. Whenever I press the mute volume control button on the keyboard, it launches Excel.

I checked the Users Guide and found reference to the mute volume control button but no where did it indicate how to change any settings.

How do I fix this?

Thank you!
Steve

A:HP Quick Launch Buttons

Have you tried downloading the latest drivers related from the HP website?

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Hi all

I have a really weird issue. I log onto my work pc (on a domain and using Windows XP) and after the logon script has run my quick launch icons go.

I right click the task bar and click properties. "Show quicklaunch" is unticked.
I tick it and they come back.

If I reboot, same problem again.

Any ideas?

Pileyrei
 

A:Quick Launch Buttons keep going?

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I have HP DV5T-1200SE

It came with vista installed and when i pressed the volume buttons on top of the keyboard a gray bar used to come indicating the volume...but when i installed Windows 7 the gray bar is not coming....even though the buttons function properly(that is volume goes up and down) (pressing the volume touch button increases the volume, but does not display the volume slider window on the screen)

I even installed the latest HP Quick launch buttons Windows 7 driver:

HP Quick Launch Buttons HP Pavilion dv5t-1200se CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

A:HP Quick Launch Buttons

That is an old version! This is the latest:
HP Compaq nx6325 Notebook PC- HP Quick Launch Buttons - HP Business Support Center

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Hey um, I hope this is the right place.

I recently installed Windows 7 RC (x64) and I realized I am missing a few drivers that are not available on HP's support page for my laptop (dv5-1235dx).

Thats not a problem but I cannot find HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.40 H2, does anyone know where I can find that software? HP doesn't tech doesn't seem to know or care as they wont give me support for Windows 7.

A:HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.40 H2

Check in Windows Updates, including optional ones. If there's nothing there - there should be - make sure to look under 64-bit Vista on HP's site.

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My Quick Launch buttons have stopped working and I am not sure what to do?
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A:Quick Launch Buttons?

Which quicklaunch buttons are you talking about? Maybe a screenshot if you can.

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Hi,

I have a HP Pavilion notebook, and I can't find a good driver for my quick launch buttons...

The model is DV5130ca...

The exact problems are:

Not working:
-DVD button
-Quickplay button
-Mute button

Working at 50%: (In XP, when I press them it shows a gradual bar)
-Volume up
-Volume down

Working 100%:
-Power button



Does anyone have an Idea?

Thanks

A:Quick launch buttons... troubles

Yes, I have! Don't use QLB versions from the 19th century!
HP Compaq nx6325 Notebook PC- HP Quick Launch Buttons - HP Business Support Center

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i just installed windows xp and my quick launch buttons are about 4 times the size they should be... is this new in sp2? can i change it? because it's really annoying
 

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The HP buttons on laptops above the keyboard, for me play, ffw, rewind, volume, and mute; do not work with Windows 7.

I went to HP and downloaded the Vista 32 bit drivers hoping they would work on win7 but they dont, at least not by simply installing them.

Im running Win7 32bit.

Im not talking about the Quick Play buttons, I dont care about those.

Any ideas???

A:HP Quick Launch Buttons and Windows 7

Is there a software application that needs to be loaded in order for those buttons to work (not just a set of drivers)?

You should update your system specs. The link is in my signature. Without knowing your hardware, all we can do is guess at a possible fix.

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Hey all,

I just bought a new keyboard. Along the top there are a whole bunch of buttons. The ones I'd like to ask you guys about are the media ones. Currently they all work for Windows Media Player, but I was wondering if there was anyway I could get them to work for my SonicStage Player which I use more often. I can get the one for launching the media player to work for SonicStage, but the play/pause, stop, skip forward, skip backward ones don't just go to *.exe files (I'm assuming) so I'm not quite sure what I would do, if it's even possible.

It's a Labtec Media Keyboard (See: )

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.
 

A:New keyboard quick launch buttons.

the keyboard should have come with some documentation as to how to reassaign the button functions if it is possible. You may have to go to the manufacturers website to find this information. It may not be possible to reassign all the button functions.
 

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I have HP Pavilion dv6835es Entertainment Notebook PC with Windows 7. My quick launch buttons does not work. The volume up, down and mute light does not come on at all.

Can someone please help me out.

A:My quick launch buttons are not working

hi polen, welcome to the forums , try these drivers ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp42001-42500/sp42125.exe

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hi. my hp pavilion 15-n206tx notebook hp launch buttons (display brightness) is not workingeven my audio slider is not working in mobility center alsoi am not able to find software and where the problem is situated thankyou in advance

A:hp quick launch buttons not working

Hi, Try reinstalling the Intel gpu driver on the link below. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72370.exe When the reinstallation has completed, restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K

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I keep getting an error message that
"Quick Launch buttons has stopped working"
"A program has caused the program to stop working correctly"

It looks for a solution but nothing is found.
How can I remedy this problem other than shooting a silver bullet into the heart of this computer running Vista?

Thanks, Al

A:Quick Launch buttons not working

Hi Al,

You can see if running one of these will fix the problem for you:

1. Run a sfc /scannow command.
System Files - SFC Command

2. Do a System Restore with a restore point dated before the problem started.
System Restore - How to

3. Do a Repair install.
Repair Install For Vista


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I recently did a clean install of the operating system and now when I press the sound key the beats logo does not appear, when before I did it. Reading in the forum I knew that you need the quicklaunch drivers but inside the page of drivers there are not these, get off of other laptops but the beats logo does not appear. Which driver is the one I need. My computer is an envy 15t-j100 with windows 7 64-bit. Thanks

A:Envy 15t Quick Launch Buttons

Hi: The quick launch buttons driver was replaced by the System Event Utility on your model and those that came after it... This package contains the HP System Event Utility, which enables special function keys on supported notebook models to be programmed. For example, HP System Event Utility enables users to press the Fn+ESC keys to view system information. This package is provided for supported models running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71156.exe

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I now have these quick launch buttons working but I was wondering how can I change the defaut programns they open. e.g. The email button opens Outlook but I want it to open Windows Live Mail.
REP will be given.

A:Launch Manager (Quick Launch Buttons)

Is Outlook your current default E-Mail program?

You can change the default program to Windows live mail by selecting the start orb and the Default Programs.
Then choose, Select the default program. Here you should select Windows Live mail.

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I keep 'losing' my quick-launch icons on the left-hand side of the task-bar. The icons first become inoperative, and shortly afterwards vanish altogether. Hovering the mouse pointer over the quick-launch corner does briefly produce the outline of buttons, and the "tip box", but nothing further. They do return if I re-boot, but are soon gone again. If I right-click-Open Folder, Win explorer opens the folder containing the links, and clicking on those links does work. Any ideas folks?

This problem has been present since MS pushed WinXP Pro SP3.

Lynn Z
 

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I recently did a clean install to Windows 10 on my computer. Since then, I have been unable to get the quick launch buttons to work. I've attempted to install the driver from my products support page and that hasn't restored functionality. It was suggested to me that I attempt to upgrade the BIOS as well, however, when I downloaded the BIOS update from my product page Windows told me the certificate for the installer had been revoked. I would appreciate any help in getting this fixed. I rather like those nifty function buttons.

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I have just done a clean install of Windows 10 on my Elitebook 8460p. Most things work fine, but not all my Fn keys: Volume up/down work, Sleep, PrtSc work, but not the SwitchScreen and Brightness buttons. I installed the latest (Windows 8.1) HP Hotkeys driver, but I cannot find a Quick Launch Buttons driver for Windows 10 on the HP Support pages. Can anyone help me? Thanks!!

A:I need a Quick Launch buttons driver for Wondows 10

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to try the W10 hotkey driver from the 8470p... http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5212910&swItemId=ob_150949_1&swEnvOid=419...

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This is just a follow up of all the 2010 and 2011 posts, I still have a dv8t-1200 and I've been scouring the internet for a way to just completely disable the quick launch touch buttons on my dv8t, as the static or whatever it is, is driving me crazy, and I'll just buy an external wireless adaptor if I need to.   I heard someone briefly post how you can disable everything somewhere, but you'll lose your wireless connectivity too... Do you know how to do that, because with a usb wifi device, I might be able to solve everything.   Thanks

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which program exactly do i need to uninstall to get rid of this pesky window popping up. I saw the explanation and in the forum between ken and poopsie

A:uac registry editor during startup hp quick launch buttons

More thourough explaination = help.

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They dont work when I push them, how do I fix that?

Not the function+F1 sorta quick launch, but the little buttons at the top of the laptop

A:Quick Launch Buttons Dont Work On Laptop

You could probably just load the utility that lets you use the buttons. What is the exact make and model of your laptop? What OS are you using?

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I have a HP Dv7-1264nr, and I have updated all my drivers. When I use my quick launch buttons touch volume slide while playing music or watching movies, the sound of whatever I'm listening too messes up and sounds robot like during the few seconds I use the touch volume slide. Also whenever I use the volume slide and have windows media player in full screen, the volume slide use cause the media player to exit out of full screen. Someone out there please tell me what to do so I can fix these annoying issues! I would very much appreciate it.

A:Quick Launch Buttons & All Media Player problems.

The fix the issue....you'll have to take it to HP to release proper drivers.

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HP pavilion dv5000 laptop xp home edition. Sometimes at start up get error:
"Quick Launch Buttons
The following file EABINST.DLL is missing or corrupted. Re-install Quick Launch Buttons"
Computer hangs and have to power down. Condition may clear on re-boot or may require several re-boots. Recently XP had to be re-installed and afterward had a virus & spyware infestation which I think was cleaned out finally using Webroot SpySweeper.
 

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When a browser is open and I use the quick launch volume control, the volume window that pops up makes my browser freeze up for a second. When on the desktop it works just fine. This happens for firefox and chrome. IE has no problems with this.

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I got this laptop a lil over 3 months & i haven't had any issues with it till now for some reasons my quick launch buttons don't work & if i show my desk top icons I can click on them but when they open I don't have any control over them they just sit there & I cant close them or anything & I pretty much have to press ctrl+alt+del to go to start Manager to get control over my laptop i have reformatted my computer still the same issue i don't know what else to do please help me!

A:[SOLVED] Quick Launch Buttons dont work

Check your system manufacturer's web site for driver updates for the hot-keys.

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I have recently purchased an HP Pavilion laptop pc with Windows 7.

Whenever I touch the mute button or the volume control (whether I'm in a game, at the desktop, in email, etc.), Microsoft Excel is launched. I have Office 2003 Professional.

Any suggestions on how to correct this?

Thanks in advance.

Dan...

A:Mute button/volume buttons launch application

Sounds like your keys are not mapped correctly. Does HP have some utiliity that does that for your system?

Also check the control panel and keyboard. You might be able to map those keys there.

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Hi everyone!

I joined this community to get a solution to my problem that came up yesterday. I have a Toshiba laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. In the course of my work, my taskbar buttons for my running programs suddenly disappeared. The quick launch icons all showed and expanded to the right with the dotted separator beside the start button visible but the second dotted separator after the last quick launch icon which you can drag also disappeared. System restore did not work and always resulted in errors. Now, I'm just using alt+tab to change windows but I'm not used to it and is uncomfortable for me.

Any suggestions Friends on what I should do? I hope you can help me with my problem.

A:Need Help: Taskbar Buttons Missing, all quick launch icons expanded to the right

Where do the windows go to when you minimize them?

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Hi all, Would anyone know where I can get these drivers? I've been told I need both in order to get hotkeys to work (brightness, volume) etcI have the HP recommended Events Utility Installed...but still nothing works, would this be the HP Quick Launch Buttons drivers? Kind regards Adam










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A:HP Quick Launch Buttons Drivers + System Event Utility

You're very welcome, Adam. Interesting...maybe I'm wrong about the quick launch software... I have a HP 350 G1 business notebook which came out in 2013-14 (I got mine last year). I just checked the driver page for that and they stuck the older quick launch software version on my notebook's support page, so maybe it will work... http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6709431&swItemId=ob_104698_1&swEnvOid=4059#tab1 If that doesn't work either, then see if the newer hotkey software works from this HP business notebook. http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6943827&swItemId=ob_158963_1&swEnvOid=4058 I can help you with the volume and brightness display indicators... You may get a slightly different visual than you got on W10, but this is all that there is available for W7. http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_137574_1#tab1 Best Regards, Paul

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For some reason both my main Windows button and Search buttons don't work. Other buttons on the Task Bar work as usual. Right click on either button gives a white-on-black context menu. Anyone have a suggestion, please?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8127 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907276 MB, Free - 798947 MB; H: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 387532 MB; J: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 319614 MB; K: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 300352 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 304Bh
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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Any help greatly appreciated. Helping a friend to fix her PC, but this exceeds my own (limited) technical know how.

The machine will start up fine, but once all programs have loaded, there is no start button or quicklaunch (yet the drag bars on the bottom bar are in place to suggest that they are there). The desktop icons are visible, but once something like My Documents is opened, the names of the files are there, but no icons. Pressing ctrl alt del has no effect.

The PC won't recognize any wireless networks, and can't connect to the internet.

I also tried installing some malware and spyware removal tools from a pen drive, but get the message "The application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

Tried to bring up device manager and got this message:

"MMC failed to initialize because it was installed incorrectly, or because a portion of the registry has become corrupted. Make sure the mmcdmngr.dll is registered by running "regsvr32%SystemRoot%\system32\mmcdmngr.dll".

Thanks in advance.

Jan.
 

A:No Start button, no quick launch

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or Thumb drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable and do the following:

REGISTRY WARNING: The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically-knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible.

I hope you have the Windows software for this machine. Please give this a try and print it out for reference

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install = http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

Remember to always keep a backup of two things:

Your registry and your data. You will never be sorry.
 

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If anyone has acces to the connections/schematics for the M4600 touchpad/button assembly, I'd love to see them! For some reason both the right buttons have stopped working. Tried to disconnect/reconnect  the 14 pin "touchpad cable from the mainboard, but unfortunately this did not do the trick. Need to look a bit deeper - so would love to see the schematics or at least the pinout of the connector(s)... (It's a button - how hard can it be to fix... ;-)
Thanks and best regards,
 Anders

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Not a major problem, just did or undid something I'm used to and want it back.

My browser is pinned to the task bar, I have the task bar set to 'never combine', so if I have a lot of browser windows open I have a LOT of browser tabs to look at. No matter how many browser instances were open, I still had the browser icon showing in quick launch.
Yesterday, I had several browser windows (not tabs) open when I moved one to get it closer to another it was directly related to and the quick launch browser icon disappeared for some reason.
Now, whenever I open the browser, the quick launch icon goes away, so the only way to open a new browser window is to right click a 'tab' and select the browser.
The same thing is happening with everything on my quick launch.
I know how to work around it, but it isn't the way I'm used to working, so it slows me down.

The icons are there 'til I open them, then go away as soon as I have one instance running
What did I do and how do I get it back to my normal?

A:win 7 task bar/quick launch mini problem.

Hi,
You may have inadvertantly clicked something, but more likely you had a glitch come in from the Microsoft Tuesday Patch udpate that affected your desktop. This could also be from a virus such as a spyware, worm, or rootkit virus. They all like to go after the Windows desktop and scramble it. Lastly, it could be what we call a "random coincidental hardware failure". Read this linked post I just did tonight for a similar problem: Desktop looks like explorer.exe is not running

Specifically take a look at Spunk's Post #3 for instructions on how to reset explore.exe from your Task Manager. This often will fix your problem.

If it doesn't you'll have to go through a series of troubleshooting steps in order to isolate whether or not you have virus/malware, a coincidental hardware failure, or just a random corruption in your Windows/Registry. Read my Post #4 for several things to try if you get to this point. *PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE VIRUS SCANNING!* *If you get stuck on what to do here, please visit our VIRUS/MALWARE HELP FORUM see link in my signature below for how to get there; and it's manned by our experts and best it's FREE!!

If SAFE MODE: LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION, SYSTEM RESTORE, or WINDOWS REINSTALLATION still do NOT work, you'll need to begin hardware testing and troubleshooting steps. Post back here, and I can give you another link to read for how to do that and what is required.

Let us know how it goes.

Good luck to you!
BIGBEARJEDI

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RELEVANCY SCORE 84.4

after a short period of inactivity none of my programmes will launch including the shutdown button. I then have to switch off the power and start all over again. Any ideas ?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 84.4

After cleaning up from a virus attack. I can not use the special buttons on the keyboard to launch internet explorer, help, or change the volume.

I am running WindowXP SP2.

I have tried removing the keyboard and letting XP find the new hardware and install it automatically but the extra buttons still don't work.

I think KBD.exe was one of the files lost in the infection. All of the installation files are in a separate partition on the harddrive.

A:Lost Use Of Keyboard Launch Buttons

Welcome to BC
Do you have the disk that came with the keyboard? What is the make/model of the keyboard? It should say on the bottom
Mark

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