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Regedit wont run, and grant admin full control context menu wont work

Q: Regedit wont run, and grant admin full control context menu wont work

For some reason, my logon background image isnt showing up anymore, and when I try to change back to the way I had done it, regedit wont run, I've searched the forums for an answer, with no luck. And when I go to click grant admin full control, it brings up an open with menu, so I need a command script to grant admin to certain files again.

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

Please help, and thanks. And no, I dont have any viruses or malware, I take good care of my computer.

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A: Regedit wont run, and grant admin full control context menu wont work

Hello ElliottGenocide

Firstly do you have a system restore point available from before these problems occurred - System Restore
Can you remember what it was you changed in the registry.
Have a look through this,it has a copy of the default background and an application to change the logon background without having to touch the registry - Log On Screen - Change
I would also run this - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker see if that helps.


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i got a new pc and installed vista. i shoved my old 320g seagate in there (sataII, exact same HD as the one allready in there) and i dont have full control over it. vista will not let me install anything on the HD etc. is tehre any way to have further control over the permissions? i have checked the permissions and they seem to be fine.

A:vista wont let me have full control?


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Hi there this is my second post,
Iv'e had this problem on my other computer (running windows xp) and i deleted these files using killbox.exe and it solved the problem

C:\Program Files\MsConfigs\MsConfigs.exe

On this computer i am running windows 2000 professional and microsoft antispyware and AVG virus scan have come up with nothing. When i go to start run it won't let me run regedit or cmd. A box comes up saying NTVDM has encountered an illegal instruction and two options CLOSE or IGNORE both which shut window.

Please help! Iam really worried this is spyware!!
This is my hijack this log. Thanks guys

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:08:14 PM, on 15/11/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
h:\PROGRA~1\Gri... Read more

A:Help! Run- regedit and cmd wont work NTVDM has encountered illegal instruction

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run the following tools. Download and update the databases on each program before running. Ad-Aware? SE Personal Edition
*Note* For Ad-AwareSE also install the VX2 Addon Cleaner To run this tool once Adaware is updated click on Add-ons in the lefthand column. Select VX2 Cleaner V2.0 and click Run Tool. Click "OK" , then, if something is found, click "Clean" as in the directions given. Click "Close", and exit Ad-Aware.
Spybot Search & Destroy

Also make sure you are using the the latest version (1.99.1) of HijackThis and it's installed in it's own folder on the root drive. (C:\HJT)

Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet.

*WARNING* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temp/temporary folders and does not make backups.

Download, install, and update Ewido Security SuiteInstall ewido security suite
Launch ewido, there should be a big E icon on your desktop, double-click it.
The program will prompt you to update click the OK button
The program will now go to the main screen
You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update
Click on Start
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
After the updates are installed, exit Ewido

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My PC is running slow, locks up, plus I am getting strange messages saying I have a false version of microsoft and my email is not valid?? There are lot of things running when I open the task mgr....when I try to stop them...It tells me I dont have permission to do that. When I run Hijack this...The first pop up I get is...."For some reason your system denied Write access to the Host File. If any hijacked domains are in this file, Hijack This may not be able to fix this." It tells me if I am using Vista...and I am .....to exit...right click and run as admin.....but admin doesn't even show up...and I WAS the admin. So I click OK...and then it continues to give me a log file. Now...that I have located your site for help...Whatever is going on will not even let me see a logfile now....so I am going to attach the one I was able to save yesterday under a different file name..Please help!! Thank you in advance.StartupList report, 9/26/2010, 3:50:37 PMStartupList version: 1.52.2Started from : C:\Users\hollie\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7GRV83AL\HijackThis[1].EXEDetected: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)Detected: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)* Using default options* Showing rarely important sections==================================================Running processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Window... Read more

A:Please help! Even my admin rights wont work

Sounds like your infected. Please follow the steps here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

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Just last night I was trying to go onto the internet but kept getting the same message "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly."

I checked my guest account and its fine (since I am able to post right now). I am not sure what to do -i checked the firewall status, and did a system restore for a couple of days ago. No website will work under administrator account and it does not say the file is corrupt or any scrary messages...what could be the problem?

I use windows 7 home edition....

A:Admin internet wont work but guest does...

Can you go into device manager on the admin account, and remove (uninstall) the drivers for the internet card, then click "scan for new hardware" for me?

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I have a computer running windows xp, and I am unable to open the taskbar and start menu in the control panel. I cant open the folder options in the control panel either. Anyone know why?

A:taskbar and start menu wont open in control panel

.cpl file missing/damaged?

Try right click over the taskbar (NOT over the top of any icons - over a "blank" space on the taskbar) -> Properties

Also right click over the Start button -> Properties -> Taskbar

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Heres the problem.

I use AVG free and i like it, i dont want to change. But unless i run AVG control center as administrator the update dosnt work and it just compains that it hasn't got the most recent update.

Unfortunatly by setting AVG control center to run as admin it cant autostart, it get blocked by windows.

Now i dont want to turn UAC off as although it can be annoying it is an important security feature.

So is there anyway to get windows to autostart AVG as admin without asking my permision?

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I have windows 7. There are two accounts on my computer and i am allowed to use one. They are both admin accounts and i am under parental controls from the other admin account. I only have time constraints. I am allowed to use all programs but when i click on certain programs i need the other admin accounts password to use them. I need help fixing this issue. Thank you for the help!

A:Admin account with Time controls wont work correctly

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Hi All,

First sorry if this is one of those disaster problems gone wild! But this one is puzzling me and im ussually happy to work through problems.

A freind of mine has a labtop and according to him he doesn't use it for much of nothing. But recently the labtop freezes as windows xp is at the loading screen. I saw it and it actually freezes within moments of the blue lines going across the screen in the little box.
Anyways, so I booted it in safe mode, now in safe mode theres no explorer bar at the bottom of the screen. used task manager to load explorer and it pops up for one second and dissappears.

Next, I went into msconfig and tried to check if there was anything in there that might trigger this affect. So I found two files which were called "[][][][].[][][]" im not sure how many boxes it made but I immediately unchecked those two. And I went on to uncheck a couple more like anti virus software and etc.

This time when it started up it actually went through pass the start up screen. He logged in for me and that started looking goood. But all of a sudden again no explorer bar and I could only work from task manager.

Hes running Windows XP on a P3 by the way. Anyways, if anyone has any ideas for me to try I would greatly appreciate it. What sucks to me the worse is, this is a labtop so I can't really use a bootdisk to help me tool wise.

I figure this may be some sick virus that I have no clue about cause im sure he doesnt update his Windows ... Read more

A:Explorer wont Work/Cant get into Control Panel

Have you performed the obvious; virus and spyware scans?

Explorer bar? Do you mean the Task Bar?
Task Bar Repair Tool

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Hi guys,

I have just bitten the bullet and bought a new machine with Windows 10. And I actually don't hate it, on the most part I'm getting along with it just fine.

Something I'm finding incredibly frustrating though is the lack of a full context menu in the start menu. I'm not sure if this is the right terminology as no amount of googling seems to address this.

Essentially though in Windows 7 I would click the start menu, click all programs and then right clicking the program I wanted would bring up the context menu. So I could run it sandboxed for example. The only way to do this in Windows 10 seems to be to right click, click more, click open file location, right click the program and then select from the context menu.

Am I missing something obvious? It shouldn't be this difficult surely.

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Hello to the community. I am glad you all are here to help us less technologically savey folks.

ok. My computer was attacked the other day. I have Norton Antivirus and it seemed like it caught it. I did a full system scan again Norton caught some Trojan (witch caused the pop ups to stop) and told me to restart to complete the clean.

When I did I got this message in an error box.....

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this task. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

I went to that option but have no idea how to "create an association". I also tryed to restart with the last known good configuration in the safe start menu. It did not work. Also when the error message came up the picture I have for my back ground goes away. Then when i hit OK on the error box I just have a blue back ground.

Do I still have a virus? Does anyone here know how to "create an association" for my control panel files? Oh yeah the task manager has been disabled by the administrater also. I have no idea how to do that so.

Hope to here from someone on this soon. and thanks again for this site.


A:Windows XP home Control Panel wont work.

Who is the administrator for this system? Who owns this system?


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i am running ATI control center version 2009 but cant get hot keys to work

they have been set up clone and extend from my monitor and tv

hot keys have been enabled but they still dont work

graphics card is hd 4770

does anyone have an tips

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Today I noticed that I could not open my start menu with neither the windows button, ctrl + esc, or a click of the mouse. I've also had a problem the last couple of days saving/opening files in one of the programs I used to make music. I tried to go into safe mode to do system restore, but the safe mode didn't boot. It scrolled all the system files on the screen but then just stopped and nothing happened.

So, I tried the other option (forget what it's called) that lets you perform various other system restoration tasks. I brought up the system restore screen from there, but got an error that said something about corrupt files so it could not perform the restore. I checked again, and all my restore points had been deleted.

Lastly, when I click computer, all the drives are blank with no names beside them, only the icons. I can still click them and they seem to be functioning normally, so I don't know if there is a relation to this. I don't know if some registry files were deleted or if there is some other problem. I didn't notice the start menu/safe mode/blank icon issues until I just recently installed the latest windows update.

Sorry if this seemed a little long winded, but I would appreciate help from anyone.


A:Safe mode wont boot, Start menu wont appear and various other problems

Hi -

Try a repair/ install - http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...all-vista.html

Regards. . .



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None of my internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, mozilla or the new one that comes with Windows 10 will open or load. Also when I click on my Windows start button it does nothing as well as the dialogue next to it that says I'm Cortana ask me anything. I have run Malwarebytes anti-malware and it has identified 0 threats. I have adware antivirus but it won't run. Any help would be appreciated thank you!

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None of my games will work. I took some advice of a forum because I couldnt get Perfect World to work and changed something in the registry to do with the port. Now no game will work and i would change it back but i dont know what it was previously.
My system restores wont work, wont even undo, and theres only one days worth there now. I dont know how to do a utilities reg scan which I think may be what I need to do, I dont know if its in my pc or on my XP disk. I cant use the disk because I dont know how to find my product code and the person I bought it off has gone to Cyprus .

I've done a Drwebcureit but really I need instructions for a 2 year old and I think this has happened since my last one. I had a Win32 Trojan in the other day and Vundo got rid of it I think, maybe its got something to do with that, maybe its still lurking around. Ive done a Combofix amd this was at the top - WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED. If anyone can help me, you would save my life, its driving me mad now.


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In windows 10 on a surface pro my work administrator added a new admin account for work. on the original account the start menu works fine. When I log into the work account I have no start menu or search function. He tried some of the fixes out on the web to no success. Can someone help.

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i have a CGV ray liner ts Universal LCD Touch Screen Remote Control and it wont work on anything i've tried all the codes and the search through the library and nothing is working it can control six things and i only want it for my tv, set top box, and dvd player.
i hope someone knows more than is the user manual (which i read hundred times)

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We've observed that on turning off UAC on Windows 8 machine, the right click menus of many applications like Dropbox are not visible. This happens only for an administrator account. Non-admins can still see these menus. On further probing, it appears
that context menu handlers registered at per-user level do not show in menu when UAC is disabled, but those registered on machine level are visible.

Is this a known limitation of Windows? I'm not sure if it's the same for Win 7. We did not encounter this issue on a Windows 7 machine where we tested. Is there a workaround for this that does not involve turning on the UAC or registering the application
at machine level?

Thank you!

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I've been playing with RT Seven Lite to reduce the size of the Windows 7 install on my Dell Mini 9, which has a 16GB HD. One of the ISO files was good, apart from the fact that I got a weird list of Control Panel items on the context menu, see attached. It may be related to God Mode, but I can't find the God folder.

Any idea how to get rid of this?

A:How do I get rid of Control Panel on context menu?

That is not a folder. Those settings located in System's Registry.

This article here describes how to add "God mode" shortcut in Context menu.

Basically, follow it until it will asks you to create GodMode key under Shell key. Instead delete GodMode key since it is already there. Do not touch Shell key itself though, only God Mode and those others - "Admin tools" etc.

Please be careful with Registry. Deleting some other things might cause serious trouble. So, it would be a good idea to create a backup file for settings you want to delete. To do that highlight thread, right click - Export.
Name it, click Save. And that thread would be saved in a backup file you just have named.

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I found a registry script that creates an option on the windows explorer context menu that allows you to run a batch file.

The program that I use within the batch file is producing an access denied error which I dont get if I run the batch file normally. I wondered if this was something to do with privileges. So is there maybe some way to adjust this regedit script so it runs the command prompt with more privileges?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Backup Folder Locally"

@="\"E:\\User\\tools\\BackupFolderLocally.bat\" \"%1\""

A:Launch batch file from the context menu in admin mode

Many people have tried this and many people have turned to other tools to get it done. You can try AutoIt or AutoHotkey or KiXtart or....

Instead of calling your batch file via that context menu option, you would call a script. The script can ask for elevated privileges. You can either have the script complete the backup of the folder or have the script start your batch file using elevated privileges.

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I stupidly downloaded a file from Limewire which was suppose to be software for covertining music files. It never worked and since my computer has got worse and worse!

(note i am even having to use a different computer to use this forum)

Norton, aol and windows antivirus fail to find and destroy any viruses and all crash after so long of scanning. AOL spyware protection keeps blocking files called Virtumonde BY AND Virtumonde K, but will not let me delete them.

When connected to internet, no matter what web address i put in it always goes to the same webpage. Some kind of spyware i imagine. When disconnected something keeps trying to connect.

Other symtoms are -

computer crashes randomly.
computer restarts itself randomly
When i click on help and support it wont open and trys to connect to the internet.
when shutting down, the end task msg for - rundll32.exe appears
Safe mode does not work and simply wont start.
When windows starts and the screen to put in your password appears, i do so and press enter, then it flashes and goes back to that screen so i have to put it in again.
When windows loads up errors appear -
hpqthb08.exe application error
pchnotify.exe application error

Half of the system memory is always in use, even tho i have no software open (commit charge: 488M / 1248M)

HP PC SYSTEM RECOVERY seams like the best think to do (already on my computer) and just completely reset my computer back to factory settings but this just restarts windows and does nothing... Read more

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So my computer won't boot, not even to the Lenovo Boot Screen. It just says something failed and then restarts and it repeatedly does that. Media Test Failure. And when i put in a Flash drive with a windows 10 setup thing it doesn't work. Any suggestions to fix this? My laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad 330. Also the laptop continually beeps while it's on.

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I installed Windows 8 enterprise eval x64 as a windows to go setup.  Everything works fine except when I goto the store to download an app I get the "your purchase could not be completed" error.  When I try to check for updates it fails with
code 80070057, when I try to use the trouble shooting program i get the same error as the updates.  I'm running as an admin with my Microsoft account, I have tried a local account.  I have been searching all day.Like electronic music? www.thespanningtree.net

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I'm in a real mess since Lavasoft AdAware crashed my windows 7 home premium edit. 64bit after its 1st initial mandatory reboot. Everything is frozen, nothing can be clicked on or done in any way, shape or form. Even 'Esc' and 'Ctrl-Alt-Del wont work. PC must be shutdown manually. It also wont uninstall in safe mode. Once in safe mode the 1st time I got windows telling me that it cant uninstall this software in safe mode (this was done by its own uninstaller, and by the windows one, and by the Revo Pro uninstaller.) the 2nd time (reboot) it told me it wasnt installed properly. the 3d time it can't install in safe mode again. What now please? Anyone have an idea?

Thank you

A:Lavasoft AdAware crashed win7-Ctrl-alt-del wont work & it wont uninstall in safe mode

Sorry solved it. I'll write the answer should anyone need it someday. I believe my solution can help for other similar cases besides Ad-Aware.
A minute after I posted this a thought came to mind: Go into safe Mode and use msconfig.exe. So I ran it and unchecked everything to do with Ad-Aware. TO be even more sure I checked off not to run also other things that I knew would not be needed like anything to do with Apple, or Adobe. Afterwhich, doing a proper reboot Windows did actually start normally--no crash and I was able to uninstall it. Slowly I put back other services and start-up items and all is working fine now--so far at least ;-) Thanks for those who took a look and I hope it will help some people in the future.

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Hi first time poster

Full specs: MSI Z68a-GD80 i5 2500k Gtx680 Asus Hitachi Deskstar 1tb (boot) KingstonSSD120gb (games)

So last night I shrunk my HDD partition by 100gb, intending to dual boot W8. Never got round to installing it, but when I turned on my PC tjis morning it won't boot. It shows the manufacturer logo then goes to a black.screen with a blinking underscore

I decided to try putting in my W7 disk in to repair, but it starts loading windows filesthen givesme an error about not bring able to communicate with a device.0xc0000009 I think. I thought my HDD might be the issue, but it does it also when my HDD is unplugged and just my SSDpluggedin

Worried my PC is bricked at this point cause I can't boot or repair from disk. Advice appreciated!

A:Need Help. W7 wont boot after resizing partition. Recovery wont work.

Try a linux boot disc and see if you can change the partition size a tiny bit with that. Gparted is your best bet:

GParted -- Download

If you can, that may fix the error.

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All of a sudden, I turn on my lap top (lenovo idea pad flex 10) and it takes forever to Load, then says windows 8 wont boot or something.
Takes me to a blue screen and I tries to system restore but that also won't load and go through. Help please?
I went to advanced options and pulled up the box you type **** in butI don't know what to put km it to make windows boot!

A:windows 8 wont boot and system restore wont work

You need to be much more specific about what your problem is. I can't tell at all from your post what's really happening, and neither will anybody else. What exactly happens? What exact messages do you get? What "advanced options" are you talking about? Also, it appears this site's profanity filter has blocked something in your post. Using such language is not helpful.

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I have recently taken out my 128 mb SD ram chip and put it back in and now I cant get my moniter to display anuthing and my keyboard and mouse dont work...I do get three beeps but it takes like three minutes for them to sound.

A:My monitor wont display/my keyboard and mouse wont work...

Without more details about your motherboard, it sounds like your memory is not seated properly, or you damaged it when you took it out.

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Me and my nephew wanted to lan play a couple of games. The first time every thing went smoothly. Both computers communicated fine how ever after that they now refuse to communicate. When I try to test the access it now stats on both that we don't have admin permission. I tride every thing I could think of. Updateing drivers, changeing network setings but nothing works. We both have windows 7 home premium 64 bit. Mine is a desktop, his is a laptop. While connected to the network we both have internet just the computers wont comunicate. What am I missing. I have even manually put in the ip, subnet mask and ports manualy.

How do I fix this. I'm at the point were I'm going to rip my hear out. Please help.

A:Lan wont work Compters wont give permision no matter what

Have you checked your firewalls as well as your Anti-virus settings?

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for almost a year my computer has not allowed me to open anything without choosing wat application i want to open it with. i have to right click and choose run in order to get anything to open. Now i tried to download itunes and when i tried to run it it said the application was not found. Does anybody know whats wrong??

A:Solved: files wont open and downloads wont work

Try this fix: EXEFIX

Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

Reboot the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.

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When i boot my computer it comes to a black screen and says windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may have caused this to fix the problem insert windows installation disc ... Then tells me how to repair this problem. I have found my disc to fix this but when i put it in my computers disc drive doesnt recognize there is a disc in there and doesnt spin! Ive looked everywhere online and the only fix to the disc drive problem is to boot windows and fix it from there (unless i buy a new one and i have no idea how to put a new one in in the first place) and the only way i have found to fix windows is with the disc! Please help me

Edit: i know this is only partially a windows 10 issue but i didnt know where to post it

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The last two weeks I have had problems with my work computer. I basically can not open most web sites, or they will opwn painfully slow.
I also can not use any web serch engines, like google or yahoo. They all eventually time out when performing a search.

We use Trend Micro as our anti virus software, and I know most here in the office all have the same worm called: worm_downad.ad
Trend Micro is currently putting the infected files in quarantine. I'm the only one with the above problem though.

I do use Advanced Windows Care to keep my computer running clean.

Two weeks ago, when I first had this problem, I got a new IP address from our IT administrator, and my computer worked fine for a few days, before turning to its old ways.

Not sure if this is malware, a network problem or what. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Search engines wont work/web pages wont open

It seems that no browser will work. I've tried IE8, Safari and Chrome.
It often loads the banners on a website, but the rest (the main part) loads really really slowly.

Could it be something to do with active x or java script having difficulty loading?


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So I just re-installed my Windows 7 and re-formatted my disk after getting the virus Win32:Sality. However, after I installed my graphics drivers and restarted my computer, the taskbar and icons wouldn't show. I can see my cursor and can move it. I can right click and get options as well. If I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, the screen just goes black. I can still see and move my cursor. This happened after I installed my graphics drivers.

EDIT: Safe mode works fine.

A:Taskbar and icons wont show up. Ctrl+Alt+Del wont work

Did you install the motherboard drivers first?

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Hello All

Please Help if you can. I have an amilo L/T l series 512mb, it had xp sp2 on it. Someone was using my laptop and ignored 4 trojans and although i could go into safe mode, this has also stopped working. So far these are the problems I am having, no partition found, xp recovery disk will start but fail after first step, cant repair and cant go futher with installation. I am a relative novice and laptop is out of warranty. I dont have a floppy drive and how do i access dos to run chkdsk??? Please any help will be appreciated


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not sure if im in the right place
but computer wont do anything but load up with options to do system repair or whatever its called but it says it cant fix the problem i dont have disc for it or any pw's im on a reg user account it wont load in safe mode but by doing different things i have access to do various things but not sure what or how to lol i had issues before and got them fixed by using sites similar to this any help is appreciated

A:system repair wont work windows wont load

Might be a failing Hard drive. Get to your bios and see if there is any diagnostics there to do a hard drive test. On some motherboards its delete on others its F2. If there is no diagnostics on the bios i would make a USB bootable diagnostics and do that.
I just had the same problems and found out the hard way that it was a hard drive.

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I am using XP pro.

Is anyone aware of a good utility (ideally freeware if possible) which will let me control what options get displayed when I get the context menu upon right click of the mouse.

A:Looking for a Utility to control the Context Menu/Right Click options

What OS are you needing this for?

Do a Google search on "Context Menu Editor" with quotes.

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I am using XP pro.

Is anyone aware of a good utility (ideally freeware if possible) which will let me control what options get displayed when I get the context menu upon right click of the mouse.

A:Looking for a Utility to control the Context Menu/Right Click options

A quick google search brought up this result.

FileMenu Tools.

And here's a link that goes into a little more detail with it.

It seems TweakUI can also do this. You can find a download link here.

A quick search brought up that you can find the settings in TweakUI here:
My Computer- templates

Hope this helps..


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So last night I was up wondering if the new versions of amd drivers will work on my laptop

unfortunately it was a very bad decision and I was wrong and it keeps detecting HD8530M as R5 240M

so I rolled back and to my surprise I also overwritten the CCC from the previous installation

I sort of found a fix for it to work but I am not sure because the context menu is missing

I have tried the various registry edits but still the context menu wont show

Does anyone know how fix this? reinstalling did not help. perhaps a better way to install?

A:AMD Catalyst Control Center Context Menu is Missing

Could give DDU uninstall utility a try. I would then install the newest OEM drivers.

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I am using XP pro.

Is anyone aware of a good utility (ideally freeware if possible) which will let me control what options get displayed when I get the context menu upon right click of the mouse.

A:Looking for a Utility to control the Context Menu/Right Click options

Don't know about a utility (maybe there is one?) but there are a number of different tips floating around regarding modifications

Two that i've added to my context menu i find helpful:
Add "Open with Notepad" to the Context Menu for All Files
How to Add Items to the "Send To" Menu in Windows XP

And also checkout these links
XP Context Tools
Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

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I cant turn on the pc but specs are: immpb fm motherboard, amd ryzen 480 graphics card with a intel core i7 (i think) it turns on and was working fine until an expert installed this motherboard. My imgur link shows me trying to turn on the pc and use it http://imgur.com/a/b3BEhvG i know its not the monitors but thats all i know.

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Hi everybody!

My problem here:

1. When I open Start Menu and right-click some icon on "program or open recent program" the menu context don't show "fixed on the taskbar".

2. When I right-click on "open recent program" icon on Star Menu I can't delete from list.

How can I fix this trouble??

(sorry for my english)

A:Context Menu on Start Menu don't work

1. try Shift+right click
2. If that does not work, see here: Start Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable

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I am experiencing the following very strange intermittent problems and evil behavior in XP.

My Start Menu sometimes only appears for a split second when clicked and will not stay displayed. Also minimised apps. wont maximise and apps. and short cuts on the desktop wont launch when double left clicked and instead show properties as if they were right clicked!!

I have done the following to try and resolve these issues.

1. Updated from SP1 to SP 2 as well as all the security updates.

2. Ran Adaware and Spybot to find any unwelcome visitors. Adaware only found one minor issue.

3. Ran Symantec Antivirus which found and quarantined several viruses.

4. Ran WinDoctor which found and said it resolved quite a few issues.

This is really a pain as it makes the system virtually unusable except for when it is behaving which is rare.

Would be grateful for any suggestions, solutions, incantations or workarounds for this issue/s

Kind regards


A:Start Menu flickers/dissapears, apps. wont launch & minimised apps. wont maximise!!

Hi binaryboy, Welcome to TSG!!

Please post a HJT log for us to review.

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

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

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There must be a way around the nonsense...??
Assume I understand the risks.

A:Take complete control/full admin rights...???

There are registry modifications that can give a user complete admin rights by default. I believe How To Geek has them.
Also, you can run explorer.exe using GivemePower which would grant system level rights to everything (higher than administrator).
Don't let anyone talk you out of this, I have had UAC disabled completely for years and the above registry mod without issue. It grantly enhances the Windows experience.

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Most of the time, my context menu key works great when something calls for a "right-click", but it doesn't work for everything, like for an icon in the system tray, so I need a program to let me do this.

In case your wondering, I ditched my two-button+wheel mouse for a one-button mouse. I have Cerebral Palsy, and a one-button mouse works better for me.

A:My context menu key doesn't work for everything.

Sometimes I get the same thing, but it mostly happens inside Firefox.

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Hi guys,

I recently did a reinstall and I remember there was a way to make my default account have complete control of windows, with full access/rights/permissions/privileges. I did search for it but couldn't find it. Can someone guide me to it.


A:Get complete control, true admin, full rights and priveleges

Hello thegr8anand,

Other than using the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, you could use the tutorial below to elevate your account.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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In my corporate pc I have the admin password and the admin account, but i have to work with my user id, I have changed it to the administrators group, but i can't see the full control panel.
Help please!

A:Admin group account can't access full control panel

Open Control panel then Rest your curser on the right facing black arrow head next to the words Control Panel in address bar and you will see a choice of views.

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Ok i recently was infected with spyware but I installed a firewall called Panda and immediately started acting weird, so I said to myself ok uninstall it, no matter how long I leave the remove programs box open it wont load, so its just empty and Icant remove it, when I try by opening the program then clicking on the uninstall it will say error, my computer wil also not open internet explorer, it opens it just doesnt load, the only way i can go on the internet is if i right click on the icon and click start without add-ons, and it also wont shut down!!!!!!!!! please help, i have no clue what to do

A:Help Computer Wont Shut Down And Wont Uninstall Programs And Wont Open Internet Explorer, Please Help!

Did you came from HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum? Else I would suggest you to read up here and post a HijackThis log for malware experts to take a look. If they declare you clean and you still having such problem, then you can come back here and post your question again.

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