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[SOLVED] cannot click download or install buttons

Q: [SOLVED] cannot click download or install buttons

I have read the sticky but i am having a problem beyond that scope i believe. I cannot click on any button that says download or install, install exe files have icons that have changed and the worst part is i have a text file in "my documents" that is titled "AVSDK5_UNINST". If you read it, it seems to be a log file of commands that appears to have disabled my anti virus software. I have system mechanic and AVG Internet security.
The AVG side bar tool says "cannot find AVG services". I have windows 7 ultimate BTW.
should I copy and paste the log here and see what everyone thinks by looking at the command lines?
any help would be great.

i should mention that I just did a clean install due to other viruses that my wife downloaded off of supposed coupon sites. about 20 or 30 trojans and a back door. I am using my laptop with an air card. I have yanked the ethernet cable from the PC and i refuse to even use my wifi for fear of someone attacking my network

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] cannot click download or install buttons

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A: [SOLVED] cannot click download or install buttons

i know i'm double posting, but the edit button is gone.
In the "log" that I mentioned, one of the lines says "hello, I'm your 32bit impersonated custom action server"
thought that might be important

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I'm pretty sure this is a problem with my router. I can't download most files (It sends me to a download page and says that the page doesn't exist and it does), watch most youtube videos (They show up as black boxes and I cant do anything with them), click on some buttons (They just don't do anything), and also tabs (they don't open). We recently redid our entire internet setup and reset our router(s). This happens on all of my computers, yet my friends can download the files at their houses (proof that the pages and files exist) etc.
 

A:HELP: Can't download most files, watch most youtube videos, click on most buttons etc

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Currently working on a Dell Latitude E6500 laptop with a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro 64 and both the left and right trackpad buttons right-click.

I've checked the mouse settings in device manager as well as uninstalled and re-installed the driver.

I tried a second fresh installation of Win7 on a different HDD, same result.

The driver that Windows installed automatically wasn't the Dell trackpad driver, so I tried uninstalling the stock driver and installing the Dell trackpad driver. When I do this neither trackpad button works at all regardless of the settings.

Was hoping someone might have an idea or suggestion as to what I should try next? Thanks in advance, I appreciate your time.

Edit:

I had it taken apart a couple days ago and didn't notice anything odd or remarkable with the connections or cable.

The trackstick buttons (three above the touchpad) seem to function correctly regardless of which driver is installed.

Changing the settings to reverse right and left button function does change the behaviour of the right button to act as a left click.

A:Fresh Win7 install both buttons right click

If you hook up an external mouse, does it show the same behavior? This will let you know if it is software or hardware related.

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Hey Tech Support guy!!!!
This has been going on for a while now! I can't click many buttons, specifically the javascript ones.

This applies to all users on all browsers...
Example. Tinypic.com, can't click "upload image" after entering in captcha (Uncaught TypeError: Cannot call method 'close' of undefined )

This happens to some javascript buttons.... they just plain won't worry and it is really bothering!

Please help me asap
 

A:Solved: Cannot click some buttons!

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Hi, i returned a Dell Studio 16 for another Dell Studio 16 with some lighter configurations. One thing I didn't expect to go missing was the ability to "middle click" and open firefox links in new tabs by pressing both mouse buttons simultaneously.

When i went to Dell's website to update the driver, i was informed via a pop-up that the driver i already have was newer than the one i was trying to update with. so i didnt "update" the driver. The device says "Synaptics TouchPad V7.2 on PS/2 Port" and the Driver Version is 14.0.3.0. I am running Win7 64bit. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Middle-Click via pressing both mouse buttons not working

i "updated' to the older driver and it worked.
 

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I just received a new XPS 13 9350 non-touch Laptop yesterday and the left-click and right-click buttons on the touchpad do not work. I know there is the option for the two-finger tap right click; but, I want the actual buttons to work. Any help will do please.

A:XPS 13 9350 Touchpad Left-click and Right-click buttons not Responding

Same here, got the 9350 yesterday, the left and right click only work 10% of the time! ***!

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Every Time I Download and Click to Install a software it Brings up A Menu to choose the program I want to open it with. Whenever you click a program to install like Adobe, etc the installer usually starts and then the software prompts you. Once I click it to install it just brings up a menu to choose and won't do anything else. I am stuck and have never seen this before. Anyone that can help?

A:Every Time I Download and Click to Install it Brings up A Menu

Hello Gemma, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this menu to see what all it says to better help.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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On this new laptop the left and right click buttons are in the corners of the trackpad, unlike my old aspire where they were on a seperate pad just below. The problem with the new one is, the cursor moves when you press for left click, making it annoyingly hard to scroll down, stop, then scroll down again. Is there a fault on it, or can this over-sensitivity be adjusted?

A:left click and right click buttons

We can't really figure that out if we don't know your computer model.



First, CALM DOWN and look at my profile picture. Calm? Now post your message. If I helped, a Kudos would be great! Marking as solution will help others as well, thank you!

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My friend's laptop has been acting up lately and he asked me for some help. Some website that he used to visit regularly will not load and if they do, the layout and graphics are all messed up. Also, he can't seem to click on any buttons at all. I tried to install Norton but I can't click on the buttons to register his version. Therefore, I cannot run a virus scan to see if that is the problem. Can anyone help me fix his laptop?
 

A:Can't Click any Buttons

You can do a virus scan online @ www.housecall.antivirus.com also try empting your TEMP folder and Internet Temp Folder
if you are running win9x its under the windows folder if you are running win2k and up its uder C:\Documents and Settings\NAMEofUSER\Local Settings\...
flush your DNS from a command window START-->RUN-->CMD type the following:
ipconfig /flushdns or if you have win2k xp on the network properties. there is a repair button that will do that for you too it clears all cache.. but not the ones in the folder jsut the one on the TCP/IP stack
also try a ping on the page. get the IP address of it and see if it can load that way or if you ahve the same issue
 

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When I ask google "how do I" questions [regarding screen resolution or appearance or absolutely anything else] I get instruction pages and/or video instructions. None of them make any sense. That is, the step by step instructions don't match what my computer shows me. The buttons are never where the instructions say they are so I cannot make even one adjustment. I detest all platforms after XP and I'd love it to get that look happening again. Here's my info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8081 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (425 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 181D
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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I have noticed in recent weeks that my computer has developed a trend towards slower web page downloading. It used to only be milliseconds or a couple seconds at most (majority of times) to make a change. Now it can take up to several seconds (over ten seconds sometimes) to complete my page changes. You should know that I use a Firefox browser.

What I have learned that I can do to speed up the process is to either manually close down the selection and re-enter it, or just click on the link a second time in some cases, and the page usually comes up immediately. Interestingly this second attempt works whether I do it almost immediately, or wait a few or several seconds, so it gives the impression that somehow it is releasing whatever it is that's blocking or slowing the download.

If anyone recognizes this behavior or has an idea what may be causing the inordinate increase in page change delay, or perhaps even more significantly why the second click is so effective, I'd appreciate hearing from you.

Note: I regularly clean my browser cache and registry with CCleaner.....more than once a day, depending on how much activity, especially pictorial or video, that I'm engaged in.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3518 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE, 256... Read more

A:Solved: Why does it take a second click on a link to speed up a web page download?

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I installed Flashget and uninstalled it. I still have the download & download all with flashget on my right click mouse key. I've tried for weeks to get to their site. How can I get rid of these ?
 

A:right click mouse buttons

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In Firefox I cannot get any button to function by clicking on it. An example would be the search button in google, or any seahc engine, and the log in button on this forum.

I have the newest version of Firefox, but I am forced to use IE for now until I can resolve this...

A:Unable to click buttons

Create a new Profile first and see if that works.

To start the Profile Manager:
Close Firefox completely, Start-> Run-> type
firefox -p

Firefox Help: How To Manage Profiles
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile

If that works your other Profile is corrupt or some Extensions/Themes don't get along with each other.
-------------------------------------------
If that doesn't work export your bookmarks and do a Clean install.

How to perform a clean Installation
Firefox: Installation Guidelines & Common Questions - MozillaZine Forums
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewto...t=341279#clean

Firefox Help: Firefox FAQ
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/faq

Standard diagnostic (Firefox) - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_d..._%28Firefox%29

Remember to install one extension/theme at a time then test Firefox.

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My Computer has worked awesome for months. Now all of a sudden after it sits for awhile.(Like 15 mins +) It wont let me click on any windows 7 buttons.
Cant click on icons in the quick launch area.
Cant click the buttons to close an open window.
Yet I can click on desktop icons.

Only way to get it to let me click again is hit CTRL + Alt + Del When the window pops up with the options I can hit cancel and I can click on these things again. It's getting more frequent and annoying!

I have run disk check repair and that didn't help.

Any advice would be great!

A:I can't click windows 7 buttons Sometimes

Hi phrostbyte,

Have you tried doing a System Restore?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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ok on a internet website
you can send messages
and the buttons says sends message
and when i click it
it sits there and sosnet do anything but on the address bar at the end of the url
this symbol shows up # at the end of url
whats wrong like at my school they block websites lol
so when we use proxys you cant click those buttons either
so whats wrong ?

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All of a sudden tonight, my computer won't close programs by clicking on the X. The _ line won't minimize, and the box won't expand.

Also, for some reason, *some* pop-up boxes have blank buttons. i.e. The OK/cancel buttons aren't labled.

I have restarted many times. Run virus software.
*For some reason, I can't get the scan disk to schedule a scan.*
I've searched the internet for someone else that is having the same problem, but apparently it's just me.

The only way to close programs is through task manager, or to use File - close when available, etc.

My mouse is working fine for all other functions.

Anybody got a solution?

A:Click X's, But Won't Close. Also Blank Buttons

First time I've heard of this. I have gotten error like this when installing a software. Maybe you installed something that gave you this. Check out any software or update that has recently been installed, or try a system restore to a previous date of this occurring, maybe that will fix this.

I once got no properties of my sceeen after installing Nvidia driver (I have XP) but this may be the thing...
Good luck, and keep us posted...

Mav

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I doubt I'm asking this question in the right category, but I figured it could be a result of me disabling some services to stop cpu spikes every hour.

The problem started a few days ago. It only applies to buttons that depend on other fields being filled before one can click on them. Using the link below as an example, I could not proceed despite filling in my birthday. The "go" or "next" button will not become solid. I thought it was an issue with the website, but my friend didn't have a problem when he tried it. I experienced something similar on amazon, where clicking on a button to get a seller account wouldn't do anything (it's supposed to show a box where I can type in a verification code and connect me with someone from amazon). It's a problem on any browser. I can download programs just fine, so it's only an issue on the internet.

BBC News - 7 billion people and you: What's your number?

A:Buttons on websites won't load/do nothing when I click on them?

Hi and welcome to TSF try renabling the services one at a time to find the one you need

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Hi, here's the situation:

My wife has a Dell Inspiron E1405 running Vista. Some time ago, she noticed that whatever website she visited that had something to download, the button/icon/link to download would never appear! For example, if you go to www.firefox.com, underneath the header where it says "The browser that has it all" you see the Firefox 3 free download button, but on her's it does not show up at all and thus cannot download anything in IE.

Now, she is able to use Firefox and view and download everything as normal, but it is really bothering me that this has happened to her IE. We have tried running adaware, spybot, adwatch, registry mechanic, etc. and none of these programs have fixed the problem. Has anyone come across this before? I have spent hours searching forums and troubleshooting sites looking for a reference but it seems to be unique to her .

Please advise!!
 

A:Cannot download or view buttons to download in IE7

It sounds like scripting or Flash may be disabled in the settings for one of your anti-spyware programs, or the browser. Check the settings.

Never use Registry Mechanic unless you want more problems that can't be solved without re-installation. It is a registry cleaner and a scam, like all of them.
 

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The touchpad on my laptop has stopped responding to taps and clicks (physical button).  The touchpad continues to works to move the cursor, but will not tap or click to select.  The touchpad is NOT off and I have double/triple checked the Properties for the Synaptics ClickPad and all is in line with the HP self-help guide.  Please help!

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Hi,
I have an asp.net website with web forms with master pages and the buttons I have on them only fire onclick events every other click. I have already searched the web and everything I try does not work. Does anyone know why they are not firing events every
time the button is clicked? I am running Visual Studio 2013 express for the web.
Thanks,
Lori

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till last shutdown everything was ok but when one hour later i turned on my laptop  its upper two click buttons on the touch pad below spacebar  were not working though the lower two click button are working well and i am now using them but i want to know why these upper click buttons are not working. There is a unpressable circle button between g,h and b which is only use to move pointer is also not working from then.Please somebody help ot to solve these two issues so i can sell my laptop.

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Hi guyz,

Since yesterday, somme icons in the menu taskbar on the bottom on the screen dont respond : wifi setting, the windows switch between desktop and tablet mode. But the web explorer or Word still work though and open their software.
it doesnt work in taclile mode nor with mouse.
Where can thatcome from? What can i try?

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The right and left click buttons on the trackpad seems slow to respond, need to press the pad buttons quite firmly for the buttons to respondIs this normal with the yoga 3 11, if not can it be fixed?Doubt the its an obstruction as make every effort to keep the keyboard cleanAny help apreciated if anyone else has experienced this problemThanks

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So I have had this problem for a while now but never really did anything about it. When I left click and hold buttons like 'shift' or 'w' simultaneously, the game I'm playing will crash and just completely exit the game. This happens usually when I spam click but will eventually crash even if I click slowly. It has only happened on two games: Minecraft and Starbound. On Minecraft, the center of the screen will show the flickering blue loading symbol and then crash. I've noticed that when I go in windowed mode, the problem does not occur; however, the screen is buggy and it will show my desktop flickering. It is really frustrating having to restart the game, so please help. Thanks!

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My newly arrived X1 Carbon 5th Gen has a rattling power button and trackpad click button. This ThinkPad is my first windows laptop and I dont know if it is normal for a plastic (or carbon fiber) made laptops. Anybody have these issues and/or know any solutions? Thanks!

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I'm a big-time right-click and open in new tab user, but having the buttons "hard-click" sound every time I click on something is going to drive my housemates nuts.  
Any suggestions out there?  Thanks.

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Hey everyone. I received my sony vaio 15.5 eb series i3-370m laptop today. However, the left click on touchpad right clicks. Support told me its a hardware issue that cannot be fixed and that they can send someone over. Also, if i want to close the firefox window... pressing the left or right click works which is a problem with this touchpad. The scrolling of the touchpad however has no problem though. Would you guys suggest i sent this laptop back instead? If they send someone to come and repair it, they would have to open the laptop and i don't think that is good for the long run of Should i just request a new one instead?

I would assume i don't have to pay the extra $50 now correct? The battery life i notice is around 2 hours just web browsing. I am thinking if i should just return it and get a sager 5135 because i heard battery life is 3 hours and it offers 1080P. But i know that laptop does not look as good as a sony one. I will mainly play online poker with applications on it and browse and listen to music.

I just talked to support and did trouble shooting and installed a driver. What is funny now is that the left and right click buttons don't even work anymore. However, the left click and button button works if i click on those items on my taskbar such as internet explorer and windows explorer. But if i click it a 2nd time, a new explorer will show up. I cannot click on anything besides those 3 items on my taskbar with the left/right click now. ... Read more

A:Sony Vaio Laptop Left and Right Click Buttons Don't Work!

Is the touch pad set up in left hand mode??????

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Just wondering if anyone knows of a way to disable the mouse pointer and click buttons on an Acer Travelmate 529TXV. I checked the BIOS, but there is no setting in there that will allow one to disable it.

Thanks.
 

A:Disable mouse pointer and click buttons on Acer Laptop

Have you tried disabling the pointer device in Device Manager?
 

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Using Windows XP Home SP3

Among the buttons in my Desktop popup menu (mouse 3) are these:

Save Desktop Icon Layout
Restore Desktop Icon Layout

How can I remove the buttons and the application they run?
 

A:Desktop mouse right click popup menu - remove buttons?

keepplugging, It looks like you may have installed Icon Restore at one time as it puts those 2 items in the desktop right click context menu. Check out the link below which also has a "Uinstall Icon Restore" tool at the bottom of the page which you can download and run. I'd create a new System Restore Point prior to running it.

http://users.rcn.com/taylotr/icon_restore.html

Context Menu Editor 1.0 is also Free and may get the job done.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Context-Menu-Editor.shtml
Tufenuf
 

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Hi there Tech Support!

For a good month now I have been dealing with this nasty thing on my Computer which has actually spread to my girlfriends Macbook as well. Random Popups, underlined words that mostly link to mysearchdirectory.com, annoying popups on Steam and not being able to click 'next' on steam or upvote/downvote on reddit for example.

I have tried nearly anything. Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, Avira, Microsoft Essentials, Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes and so on. I have tried starting my Computer in safe mode but the underlined adds are still there. (they are mostly on Reddit)

- They will show up on Opera and Chrome and no extensions are responsible for them.
- I do not have any Software installed that can be associated with searchdirect etc. adware
- The steam popups are mostly about my Java version and want to direct me to update javascript etc.
- I followed instructions to get rid of Router virusses - download new firmware, reset, new pw, install firmware, new pw again - didn't help either. I am so out of ideas and do not know what to do...

Here are my problems:



I looked through Hijackthis but couldn't find anything suspicious but here is the log:


Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 5:13:35 PM, on 9/13/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17280)


Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
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A:Virus in Router? Double underlined adds/Can't click buttons on Reddit

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in your next reply.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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My friend needs help. When he opens network connections, it's empty. When he resfreshes it, he gets this error: "The network connections folder was unable to retrieve the list of network adapters on your machine. Please make sure that the network connection service is enabled and running." He checked it and the network connections are enabled but he still can't use them. When he opens the user account in the control panel, it's blank.

When he goes to computer management, he cannot see the properties of any thing.

He is unable to drag and drop, copy and paste, double-click files and open them, and the only thing that you can see in the taskbar are the quick launch buttons. Program buttons appear above the taskbar only if u minimize them.

We've searched around for possible causes and some point it to the pseudo-Trojan FriendGreeting but my friend is pretty sure that he doesn't have the trojan since he never opened any email and he can't seem to find it in his computer.

Please help us!

Thanks
 

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Twice now, I have clicked on the download button in the App Store (used a link obtained from the Verge article). My screen just jumps to the main App Store screen, and I see no indication that anything is downloading or in progress.

How can I verify that a download is in progress?Do I have 2 downloads going now that I did this twice?

Honestly, I miss the old days before the App store ... download an ISO & read Brink's installation tutorial -- that was it.

Thank you.

Background:
Originally had Win 7 Home Premium.
Used the Win 8 Upgrade Assistant to upgrade to Win 8. (I have a Win8 key.)
Installed the 8.1 Preview (don't remember how right now).

A:click Download. No indication of download in progress

Hello TBolt,

The "Here" link is not working, but you might see if the tutorial below may be able to help you with updating to Windows 8.1.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

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Recently cleaned up a friend's very infected machine. The jury is still out as to how much damage was done (specifically to the registry), but something weird is going on. When I right click the C drive in My Computer, the EZ CD Creator 5 install program starts executing. I didn't see a autorun.inf file or on the drive which is the only thing I can think of. Any ideas?

Figured I'd add some more info. I've installed a second drive to take backups to. Backup of 12G of data to the drive while the OS was up took 1.5 hours, took much less from an emergency disk, weird. XP SP2 256K memory. I'm also getting a windowformsparkingwindow popup on a shutdown. Reasonably sure this is due to HP stuff on the machine. Java is busted up but I wanted to start getting the backups going before uninstalling that and reinstalling.
 

A:Solved: Right click on C drive runs an install program

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I'm looking for some help on this one.
I just installed SP3 on my HP and everything appeared to go well. Then as directed I installed the additional security updates. However, everytime I click the "Turn Off Computer" button it will display the message to Click turn off to install important updates...... I have done this several times & the message keeps appearing.

I've restored to the point following the SP3 install, no luck.
I have also removed an SQL update (KB948109) which I thought may be the problem, still no luck.

I can't seem to get rid of the message..... Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Click turn off to install important updates

Bump
 

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Hi there

sometimes when you are looking for stuff and you reach a site you are presented with a whole confusing array of download buttons, install applications or whatever really hiding the actual download you want - sites like DriverMax come to mind for example/

Finally Google is going to try and tidy up this lot -- about time too.

The confusing downloads can often lead to people installing all sorts of unwanted spyware, PUPS, viruses etc etc.
We should support anybody trying to clear those things up.

I consider myself as reasonably experienced - but sometimes I've found it incredibly hard to get the actual download I'm after having navigated through endless traps of arrows etc to spurious links.

Note Torrentfreak is a perfectly 100% legitimate News site so no illegal software being offered. !!!!

Google Targets Fake Buttons - TorrentFreak

Cheers
jimbo

A:Finally Google to help stopping confusing download buttons on web site

This is good news. It has reached ridiculous levels on even legitimate download sites. I tend to stick to MajorGeeks.com because they test out the software and offer clean, easy to find download links.

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Hi there

sometimes when you are looking for stuff and you reach a site you are presented with a whole confusing array of download buttons, install applications or whatever really hiding the actual download you want - sites like DriverMax come to mind for example/

Finally Google is going to try and tidy up this lot -- about time too.

The confusing downloads can often lead to people installing all sorts of unwanted spyware, PUPS, viruses etc etc.
We should support anybody trying to clear those things up.

I consider myself as reasonably experienced - but sometimes I've found it incredibly hard to get the actual download I'm after having navigated through endless traps of arrows etc to spurious links.

Note Torrentfreak is a perfectly 100% legitimate News site so no illegal software being offered. !!!!

Google Targets Fake Buttons - TorrentFreak

Cheers
jimbo

A:Finally Google to help stopping confusing download buttons on web site

This is good news. It has reached ridiculous levels on even legitimate download sites. I tend to stick to MajorGeeks.com because they test out the software and offer clean, easy to find download links.

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error 1606 could not access network location %APPDATA%\.
When I open-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\ user shellfolders, everything is correct except the first line which is,
(DEFAULT) REG_SZ (value not set) So far I've not been able to change this
value. Any help is most appreciated----------

A:[SOLVED] Cannot install programs after download

You should be looking at HKCU, not HKU user shell folders -

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Where did the %appdata% error message show up?

What did you download prior to this error occurring?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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A recent MS security download- KB888302 - will not install. I have tried several times without success. Other recent downloads from MS installed just fine. Is there a solution to this vexing problem? Thanks for your help.
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A:Solved: MS security download won't install

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

Have a look here, might be what ya need.

Good luck.
 

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I encounter the most mystic problems lately--- I am running Firefox (latest v.) but need to download and use IE. Went to MS site, downloaded and 'installed' IE 8 (after deleting some hidden IE 7 installation). Now I cannot find IE8 anyplace to activate it. I'm running XP PRO SP3 (fully legal---) and am confused to the till...Whazz happening???

A:[SOLVED] Download but cannot find IE after install !!!

Try following this guide from the Internet Explorer Solution Center to fix your problem - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945402

Also, you may want to check this support page out as well - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949220

I hope this info solves your problem!

- Jake

MSFT Internet Explorer Outreach Team

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This is my first time posting. I have relied on this site for so many years to solve multiple problems. But this time, so many things are going wrong, I can't figure out where to start. I am using an HP Pavilion a367c desktop running Window XP. Using AOL 9.1 for internet access, firewall, antivirus, spyware and mail. Also using Spybot. I have two teenagers who spend many hours viewing YouTube and anime clips; I suspect malware. Recently had to reinstall AOL (went from 9.0 to 9.1) because AOL would not start (said file was corrupted). Recently had trouble installing H&R Block Tax Cut 2007 (tech support had me disable everything in msconfig.com startup, install software and then enable everything). Current problems include:

1) After going to AOL, sometimes the mouse will not double-click. Roll-over works, but nothing else with mouse does (no double-click, no left click). No error message. Can not CTL-ALT-DEL, have to turn computer off and then back on to re-boot.
2) Way too much stuff starting at startup. Went online for advice on modifing startup with msconfig.com. I don't know if this helped or hurted me.
3) Something during startup is prompted me to install Office 2000. Have to cancel out install process everytime. Very annoying.

I was formerly a computer programmer (IBM AS/400), so I can follow directions (for the most part).

P.S. Stumpy is one of my cats. She is from an animal shelter. Her tail is only 4 inches long (congenital or trauma, I can't te... Read more

A:Solved: Slow startup, Office 2000 tries to install, double click quits working

I don't think your problems with Office are malware related. Post in the Business Applications forum for help with that.

Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - (no file)
O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} -
O16 - DPF: {E93A6FCA-C052-45DF-AC9B-B729066092F8} -

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".
 

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Hello all,

I recently ran XP SETUP to REPAIR my instalation of XP Pro. Since then, with Auto Updates set to DOWNLOAD/LET ME DECIDE WHEN TO INSTALL, the XP AUTO UPDATES have been DOWNLOADING JUST FINE BUT WHEN I TRY TO INSTALL THEM AFTER A RATHER LENGTHY PROCESS I AM NOTIFIED THAT NONE OF THEM WERE INSTALLED!!!

Anyone KNOW WHY THIS IS????

Thanks,

John
 

A:Solved: Automatic Updates Download But Won't Install

Here is what others have said to try before.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/606483-windows-update-fail.html
 

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........I have a asus x53s laptop that had windows 7 on it at one time but the system now has linux ubuntu with windows xp on it with no recovery image on it anymore and no system backup/recovery disk.Can I download and install windows 7 using the serial number that is on the laptop? here is my system specs.....

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Version = 5.1.2600, Service Pack 3, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3863 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 296380 MB, Free - 262445 MB; E: Total - 7593 MB, Free - 779 MB; Z: Total - 296380 MB, Free - 262445 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation
Antivirus: None
 

A:Solved: used laptop clean install using iso download

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XP Home SP2 on both computers...Two computers, mine on cable, a second on dial-up.
Re today's MS Updates - I downloaded & installed them on my cable computer but the other computer, on dial-up, can't even reach the page to start the download. I want to get the downloads again on my cable computer (by re-downloading onto a CD), then put the CD into the other computer's CD drive to install them onto the other computer.

I'm stuck what to do after I get them redownloaded onto a CD using my computer. I would put that CD into the other computer...but then what? What folder do I copy them to? And especially! - how do I start the installation process?
 

A:Solved: How to download updates to one computer, install on another?

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Whenever I click on a link to a download, it doesn't do anything. the computer seems to think it's already downloading it, because even if i click a link that says "if your download doesn't start, click here", it still doesn't do anything. Also, if i'm trying to upload a file, it won't let me access the "browse" function. And also, It won't let me right click, copy, or paste anything in explorer. Please help!
 

A:can't download or right click!

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Hi

I recently did a scan on my system with Super Anti Spyware and foolishly agreed to remove all items it recommended.

Unfortunately it removed a poker client of which I am extremley fond.

I am now unable to redownload the site, I click on the run option when the download box appears and nothing happens.

I have also tried another site to see if the problem was just isolate to this site and it is not, I seem to now be having this problem with all downloads.

I have tried doing it with the Spyware protection turned off and had the same result, also tried turning off my firewall and still no joy.

My pc runs on Windows Vista, has Mcafee and Super Anti Spyware as the security.

If anybody can help it would be much appreciated as I have money tied up in this poker client and need the software back in order to reclaim it.

Thanks
 

A:Click Run on Download and nothing happens

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You've guys been helping me and my girlfriend with her computer problems and you've been great!

But you guessed, something else is wrong.... I can't seem to right click and/or download any programs from the internet. If I click download the window opens for a split second and then closes right away before asking me if i want to save or anything. Then, if I try to right click the link to open in a new window, right clicking doesn't do anything! Any ideas as to what could be wrong? Are my settings messed up or something?

Also, I can't seem to hit ctrl + v to paste or anything like that....

Here's my log if it helps....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:23:11 PM, on 21/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehSched.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:can't right click or download

Can't download! Any ideas??? Please help!

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