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Now I feel stupid - GPOs aren't working!!

Q: Now I feel stupid - GPOs aren't working!!

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

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

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

Still, did not work!!!

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

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

Thank you all so much in advance!!

Pete

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Preferred Solution: Now I feel stupid - GPOs aren't working!!

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I downloaded IE8 earlier today, saved the program and now can't find it so I can/run and install it. There has to be an easier way!

A:I feel stupid!

Try starting up the download again. It'll ask you where you want to save it. Chances are good that the location it picks to save to will be exactly where it was earlier today when you did save it. So you can then just use your saved copy.

Failing that, check what filename it wants to save as, and type the filename into the start menu's search bar. Windows should be able to find the file without you needing to redownload.

Edit: Your OS is listed as Windows XP. Why post in the Windows Vista/7 support section? Anyways, use the windows search function or desktop search in XP, since the start menu doesn't have a search bar.

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... as I am still getting used to my PC and learning everything about it, but what exactly is

c/windows/logon.exe

?

You may all stone me and put my body in the pyramid of idiots later.
 

A:I feel stupid for asking...

Login.exe is the app that will run while you are choosing what account to login to. Basically it is what allows you to choose what account [and what privileges] you want to logon with. You can set a number of accounts; one for guests that just allows use of the net, one for kids that has filtering software enabled, one with all rights and privileges for you, etc.
 

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Alright so my last post i said that i wanted a new CPU for my compaq presario "CQ5700f", well it turns out that my computer isn't even a CQ5700f, its aCQ5500y...yeah..I'm not even sure why i thought that it was..well anyways here's the URL to new egg for the processor i want and it would be great if someone could see if its compatible with my motherboard. i already tried to see if it was on my motherboard specs but its not very specific, simply stating, "AMD phenom II X4"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...cm_re=amd_phenom_ii_x4-_-19-103-921-_-Product

Thanks, James
 

A:So i feel stupid..but still need help.

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I was trying to make a picture my background and instead I made it a desktop item put the picture in the bottom corner of my screen and I cant get rid off it please help

A:I feel stupid

It's a picture file that you can't get rid of, like a .jpeg or .gif?

If so just boot into SAFE mode (hit delete while the computer is booting and it will give you a menu) and delete it from there.

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Argh! What a headache. No matter what I do it seems I attract stupid pop-up ads and spyware like I'm a magnet! I've tried looking through my startup list and windows task manager for anything unusual and I can usually fix these problems. BUT I'M STUMPED.

Pop-up ads just appear while I don't even have IE open! I've got my firewall up but it was down awhile ago because I use a drawing program called open canvas that won't allow me to connect to other people without disabling my firewall... ANYWAY

I notice a lot of you use "Hijackthis" to find problems and I downloaded it. If someone could please PLEASE have a look at this and see if you find anything out of the ordinary.. I would appreciate it so much.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 10:46:21 PM, on 10/4/2003
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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sesinetd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hserver.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tablet.exe
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A:I feel stupid.

Download Ad-Aware from the url below and run it. You should run it daily to get rid of spyware that causes a lot of popups.

http://www.lavasoft.de/

You should also run a popup killer if your firewall does not have one running.
You can get a free one here :

http://www.panicware.com/support.html
 

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my motherboard is Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A10 and i want to get this video card. will it all work out? LINK HERE: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ils?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1312670622&sr=8-1&seller=
my software is windows vista home basic 32

i need to make a descision very soon plz help!!
 

A:i feel stupid hopefully someone smart can help out

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I know that you make the processor or video card or whatever function at a better rate, but that's all i know. I am interested in possibly overclocking both my processor and my video card, but I have absolutely no idea where to start. I've googled it a few times, but nowhere has specifically told me how to overclock what I have and what processes and steps i have to go through, etc. Any help would be appreciated, and if anyone could guide me to a few sites that would be great too. Thank you
 

A:I feel really stupid, but what is overclocking exactly?

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OK. I'm trying to format a computer that has Windows 2000 on it. I can't figure out how, though. Any boot disk I succeeded in making either isn't read (Windows 98 Boot Disk), or has errors, and won't start (with a boot disk made from the same computer). Help?
 

A:{RESOLVED}This makes me feel stupid

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When i used firefox this worked. but since i switched to I.E. I can't figure out how to delete a favorite video...

On firefox it was easy, click the "x" above the video right? Well with I.E. when i hover mouse over video it dissapears.

So...Any ideas?...

(version 9)
 

A:Solved: youtube, i feel stupid asking this.

As far as I know now, the only way is to be signed into youtube/google & then selct the favorites button & edit playlists. then selct & press remove
 

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Don't ask me how I did it, or why I was being so stupid, but I was installing 256 mb more of DDR ram into my MSI 845 ultra mobo which already has 256 in it. I put in the ram BACKWARDS, yes, you heard me, backwards, and I started it up. WEll of course I smelled something burning and turned off the comp. Now here is what happens:

If I boot it up with the old ram in it, it freezes before it even gets to the windows loading screen.

If I boot it upw ith the new ram in, it gets to windows and either freezes or just shuts right off... how can I tell what is wrong? Thanks.

EDIT: My only idea for finding out something is going out and buying a new cheap stick of ram and trying it...cause i might have fried both sticks of ram.
 

A:I feel really stupid, but I need your guys help pretty badly!

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Just today I got a call from someone named "Mike Anderson" (He gave a number claiming to be "Windows Tech Support" and he preyed on my lack of technical expertise. I feel like a freaking moron!
 
I am on the computer this happened to and do not have access to any other machines in order to download or transfer software. It runs Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit. I've had this computer very a very long time, and I feel so dumb that I fell for this! I thought stuff like this came in emails, not the phone! I don't even know how he got my number!
 
Anyway---
 
He connected to my PC using an Ammyy program and brought up a whole bunch of scary stuff. I told him "wait, I have McAfee, it blocks anything that doesn't belong. I also use Malwarebytes and it's done great for me."
 
The guy told me it's hackers, not a virus, and McAfee is useless, and proceeded to uninstall McAfee and my iObit defragmenter! He then installed CCleaner (I don't dare touch it). He had control of my PC and had me log into my email to send emails to a bunch of email addresses(he added them to my contact list).
 
I don't dare change any passwords until I'm sure there isn't anything still on this computer that can see what I change it to.
 
My Windows firewall is disabled and can't be reenabled. I tried to update Malwarebytes, but it failed and my computer rebooted itself. I went right to the malwarebytes site, downloaded and installed it without a problem. I ran in regular mode sinc... Read more

A:I fell for a Creative Solutions scam and I feel stupid. Please help.

There is no edit function, oops! I forgot to mention that I will not run any software that will alter anything until advised. I'm working on using tools that scan things so I will have logs available if I am asked to post them in the log forum.

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wut is overclocking? i need in deep detail please
-rok
 

A:i feel kinda stupid for askin but wuts OCin?

OCing is short for overclocking. Overclocking is running stuff at speeds higher than recommended. People do it to their CPUs, but you can also do it to video cards and maybe other stuff.
kitty500cat
 

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Well, the full release is here, I've installed Windows 8 on my laptop, I've received the update for Xbox...and this so called "SmartGlass" refuses to beam content from my laptop to my Xbox for display on my TV.

I've been trying to find a place where people are talking about this, on the web, but have had little luck in so doing. I did get to a place within the SmartGlass app, from the app Store, where I could do a review, and there were a lot of people who made complaints which were similar to mine...or which were somewhat related.

It shocks me that--with all of the Beta testing Microsoft did--that they did not put together some kind of tutorial and troubleshooting guide to assist people with using SmartGlass. For my part, the only reason I took the upgrade was because SmartGlass sounded so cool!

The notion that you could pull up a browser on your PC or laptop, begin watching streaming content...and then transfer it to the largest screen in your house, via Xbox, was conceptually excellent. (It also would serve as a workaround for the fact that using the IE Browser which is now native on the Xbox does not work with sites using Adobe Flash.)

So...does anyone out there know if there are any resources for getting SmartGlass up and properly operating? (Or, better yet...anyone here solved similar problems?)

I get my laptop to connect to the Xbox with no problem, but it shortly thereafter disconnects, and I have only ONCE gotten a website to appear from my PC to my T... Read more

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

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Hello,

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

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


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

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

Disable Settings - Accounts - Sing-in Options - Create a PIN
GPO - Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Logon
Turn on PIN sign-in Setting: ... Read more

A:GPOs to Disable Account Settings are not working

Where did you find a GPO template for Windows 10?

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I know that it can sound crazy, but I have my Laptop for 'bout 4 yrs now, and it worked pretty good till i had Windows 7 Home Premium x86, but week ago i upgraded it to Win7 Ultimate, and a PC dude said that it was a good PC, there are no problems, but now i feel like it started to handle things pretty bad (it takes time till it loads or loads a program.. that happended sometimes, but not always)... So I'm just curious, if i should do something...
Thanks in advance !

A:I feel like my computer not working correctly

Just curious: why did you upgrade to W7 ultimate? What feature did you need?

Maybe this information will help:
Optimize Windows 7

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Hi, my copy and paste function on my laptop has not been working for a while now.

I've tried a few possible solution, but alas, none has work.

Any suggestions?
(I'm also new to this tech forum and tried searching for someone else with a similar problem before posting this nuisance of a thread...)
 

A:Copy/Paste Not Working (Feel free to insult)

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My CD drive isn't reading CD's. I checked it out and it says its working fine but when I put a disk in it says there isn't one there. Help!
 

A:Cd's aren't working!

Hi Claudia, welcome to TSG....

I'll move this to the hardware forum....

What's the history of the cdrom, has it ever worked, has it been cleaned lately?
 

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 I have a Yoga book with a windows 10 (with 1709 v. update) operating system. I have had the problem of not being able to use pressure sensitivity with  some art programs that i've downloaded onto this pc, so i downloaded the wacom feel driver. Now i  can not use any programs except the one art program that i wanted ti use, due to the cursor beign in the top left side corner. I have tried to fix this by deleting and dowloading the wacom driver again. I hope i'm not the only one with this problem, and that someone can fix it.Thanks for the replies in advance !

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Ill start with hardware specs. Im using a HP Pavilion dv2530ea, running Windows 7 Ultimate, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, T5250 @ 1.50GHz (Typing this off System Info, I havent really learnt anything about hardware, but I'm assuming this is all you need to know?).

Right, I have a 106gb hard drive, a few days ago I decided to install WoW after 2 years of not playing it, last time I played it required about 6gb to install, and I had about 8gb left so I thought I'd just install and it'd be fine, but no. As I began to install, I had a message saying I needed at least 10gb free, so I decided to wipe about 40gb of music and 5gb of software (since I was freeing up space I thought I'd delete things I didn't need!), and since doing so my laptop has turned on me.

The only changes made to my laptop have been the deletion of music and some un-needed software, and the installation of WoW, surely this wouldn't mess my laptop up?

So, after rebooting following the installation of WoW, I noticed that my CPU and weather 'gadget' had kind of disappeared, the icon to move them was still there, but the interface wasn't (I believe it's called an interface? haha). The CPU gadget was just like a small white box, and the weather one was just not there.

But this is the least of my problems. Since then (by the way, the WoW installation was 2 nights ago - Christmas night), well as of today, my Windows Media Player 12 refuses to work, the mouse cursor shows signs of loading for about a second, but th... Read more

A:Programs Aren't Working?

Anyone? Hahaha

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So, my speaker drivers are updated and installed. My speakers are plugged in correctly ( I think). If I put the speaker at full blast I can hear the on, but no music or sound. Help please!! I can be reached on AIM at Illidansowner

Or you can just post here
 

A:Speakers aren't working :(

Two things to try left click on speaker icon in task bar and see if mute is checked for some reason this happens fairly often if it is uncheck it. Did the speakers ever work? Recheck all connections and try a system restore back to when they worked All this is assuming you're using xp.
 

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Hey Gang,

I'm using a store brand of DVDRW. I purchased them several months ago. Recently I recorded some movies on to several of them. At the time they worked fine.

Today I tried them again on my PC DVDRW and they didn't show up. I cleaned them and they showed up as a mpg that didnt' play. They should be VOB files. Right now I get the error saying

" E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function"

I then put them in my TV-DVD player and I got a message that no disk was found.

Is there anything I can do to restore these files? Not all the disks have this problem. It seems to happen with the disks I recorded in the last couple of days.

I used Nero 6.0 to record them.

I flashed my hardware recently to accomodate the newer disks. When this started happening I flashed them again downward. Still no joy.

I hear some kind of weird sound coming out of the DVD player when I tried to play them. I to sounds like it is trying to grab hold of something but having no luck.
 

A:DVD-R Disks Aren't Working

I'm using a store brand of DVDRW.Click to expand...

Always buy quality media. Store brands usually aren't. Also, DVDRW media, isn't very reliable. Use DVD-R as you listed in the title of the thread. You can try this, but I don't think it's gonna fix your problem. I think your problem is the media you used.

Go into your Device Manager, and find your drive. Right click on it, and choose "Uninstall". After it uninstalls, reboot, and let Windows detect new hardware, and install new a driver for you.

I have tried to tell people that this is what happens when you use Memorex, Khypermedia, and most store brands of media (mostly any media made in Taiwan. Verbatim is the exception). They record ok, and look ok the first time or two you watch them. But when you go back, to watch them again, they may be unwatchable. When buying blank dvds, look on the package for "Made In Japan". It's usually near the bar code. That's not saying you'll never have problems. But you'll have a lot less problems associated with bad media. Sony, Maxell,and Fuji, are good brands, if you get the ones "Made In Japan" (MIJ). MIJ Fuji discs are getting very hard to find though. Verbatim is the only Taiwan made (MIT) media, you should consider.

If the reinstall of the hardware, through the device manager works, I'd copy your discs over to better media, while you can. If it doesn't, I don't think there's much you can... Read more

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For the past few months, I've had problems with some of my "security" shortcuts. It started when I tried to open AVG and run a scan. When I click on the icon, I get a pop up stating the "program.exe" associated with the icon has changed or moved and do I want to delete the icon. I noticed that I had an AVG update come in prior to this problem so I figured it was an AVG problem and I have been working with their customer support people to try and fix it. I've also noticed that other "security" programs have the same problem. When I click on "malwarebytes" and "whatsrunning", I get the same box. I just downloaded superantispyware and tried to run it, but had the same problem with the desktop icon. I have Spyware Terminator, and its working fine. I haven't found any other programs that are having the same issues.
The tech I've been working with at AVG has had me run uninstall and other programs trying to find the issue but we've gotten nowhere. I can't open AVG to run a scan, (I get the error box noted above), but when I go to my Security Center, it shows that "AVG reports up to date and active". I haven't been able to reinstall AVG because of an error with a program in Firefox called Chrome. I just need some advice on how to fix the problem with the missing or moved programs so my shortcuts will work. I don't believe its a virus, I've used Spy Terminator numerous times ... Read more

A:Some shortcuts aren't working....

"Chrome" is a Google browserhttp://www.google.com/chrome/index.html?hl...p;utm_medium=ha

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example:

please help!

A:the colors aren't working

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... Is your issue just related to Youtube ? ...

Does it happen in all Browsers or just Chrome ? ...

Please fill in your System Specs ... The Link below will help you achieve this ...
System Info - See Your System Specs

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I have 6 total USB ports built into my computer. Two in the front and four in the back. They have magically stopped working. I cannot connect to the net with it using my USB network adapter, it will not recognize my external HDD (though this laptop does), it will not recognize my MP3 player. It will however recognize my XBOX360 controller I have been using forever and a day. This problem just happened within the past 48hrs of me posting this. At first I thought it might be a virus preventing my from using my USB ports, but I've been doing some research, and other people have had this problem (almost). I am running Windows XP SP3. I have checked the device manager and it says that everything is running correctly. When I unplug a USB device and plug it back in, a small usb icon appears next to the clock. I double click on it and brings up a window that says that there is an "unknown device" plugged in. I've tried reinstalling the drivers and nothing seems to help. The strangest thing about this whole problem is that they all didn't go bad at the same time. First it was the front two, then the others went bad. When the front two went bad, I was still able to connect to the net using my usb network adapter (which was plugged into the back). Now none of them work. I'm very frustrated because I cannot afford to get anything fixed. I'm quite poor, I only have net because it comes free with the apt complex I live in. Please help me. Thank you in adv... Read more

A:Why aren't my USB ports working???

Have you tried doing a system restore to a date prior to when the problem started?
vicks
 

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Hi, all,
 
Can someone tell me why my icon pix aren't working right?
 
In Win 7 (64 Pro), in the 'properties' context menu for shortcuts, I <click> on the 'customize' tab, then click <change  icon> <browse>, navigate to my icons folder, click on the icon image file I want for this shortcut, then a selection window appears showing the image with it already selected, I click <OK> and now I see the selected image on the properties window, as far as I know these are the proper steps to assign a custom image to a shortcut, right?
 
I know these same steps worked a few days ago on another group of shortcuts. However, when I click <apply> <<<nothing>>> happens, consequently, when I click <OK> <<<nothing>>> happens again.  I repeat these same steps several times with always the same <<<nothing>>> happens results!
 
Can anyone tell me why this is happening?
 
Also, this same thing occurs a lot even when selecting the default icon images (in the Windows default image path), but when (and IF) this happens, I'll select a different icon image, and this will often (but not ALL the time) work right & assign the image to the shortcut.  Why is this?
 

A:icon pix aren't working

Hi,
 
Try clearing and rebuilding the Icon Cache
 
Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-elevated-command-prompt/
or
Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 8http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/open-an-elevated-command-prompt-in-windows-8/

Copy/Paste or Type each command in Section A. one at a time and press <Enter> after each.
The last line will force the computer to shutdown!
(Make sure you save all of your work before executing these lines)!
 
Section A.
ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache <Enter>
 
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F <Enter>
 
DEL "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A <Enter>
 
shutdown /r /f /t 00 <Enter>
 
Best of luck and Please keep BC posted!

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Very often when I click on links my desktop goes absolutely nowhere. The link will change color as if it recognizes the attempt, but nothing happens. The links are valid and working. My laptop has no problem opening these same links. Please help me if you know what is happening. I have searched my settings but I have not found an option to turn the links on or off.

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Ok so here's the deal I have a Powerspec V305,

and its not the greatest computer ever, but it works pretty decently w/o too much error. Three days ago I installed Registry Mechanic and now my USB ports in front don't work, the ones in the rear, do work. but the ones in front where I very often attach my Iphone and camera no longer work at all it seems. I used the restore option on the registry mechanic...no luck...I did a complete system restore no luck. Any ideas?
 

A:My USB ports aren't working...PLEASE HELP!

Try the device manager. See if any errors are logged against any usb entries. If there are, then try reinstalling the usb drivers, there should be an option with the device propities somewhere.
 

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A couple days ago, my ports started acting odd, getting weird disconnectinos here and there, and now nothing will connect at all. All the ports give me an error of "USB Device Not Recognized". I'm not using any new devices, and these devices have been in use for about a year now.

They do not work in Safe Mode, either.

Things I've tried:
- Uninstall/Reinstall all the drivers for the USB Hubs, and the drivers for the external USB devices.
- Reformat
- Cleaning out all the ports with compressed air.

Other information about my computer:

HP Pavillion dv9000z Entertainment Notebook
Windows Vista Home Premium
2 GB RAM
1.8 Ghz AMD Turion 64 x2
Nvidia GeForce 7600 Go 256MB

Devices Used:
Western Digital 160 GB Essential Edition External Hard Drive
Logitech Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Reciever
Logitech Dual Action Joypad


If anyone has any kind of help, it'd be appreciated. I'm just hoping this isn't a hardware issue (even though it's becoming apparent that it very well might be)

A:USB Ports Aren't Working

There can be many explanations for this, probably most commonly a virus of some sort. Or, there might be a problem within your computer, depending on how everything is connected. If it becomes necessary, you may need to bring it into a repair shop.

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Just today, while I was going on YouTube to watch some videos, I turned on my speakers and played the video. For some reason, the sound didn't come out. I turned the speakers on and off, but that didn't work. I unplugged the wire hooking it up to the computer, but that didn't work either.

Please, someone help me fix this problem. I don't want to resort to buying new ones.
 

A:Speakers aren't working

Why not start with some details about the configuration? Also, did you try plugging earphones in the speaker jack to see if it's the computer or the speakers? I'd do that before I bought new speakers!
 

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i reinstalled windows xp professional because of viruses. Now for some reason i cannot change my video settings and the display adapters arent showing up in my device manager. there is no display adapter tab. Also i cann ot get my speakers to work. the computer doesnt see that i am connecting speakers in the back of my computer but it does recognize my headset that is pluggged into the front.
 

A:Speakers aren't working

Did you reinstall all of the motherboard drivers and chipset drivers? These would all have to reinstalled after a fresh reinstallation of windows.
 

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So I have a laptop which is an Hp probook in which my webcam isn't working. It happened like 2 months ago. I started to check for every solution but nothing worked, then I bought a new webcam so that maybe it works but it also didn't work. I checked the device manager and it says that the device is working properly for both of the webcams but when I check it with the hp camera it tells me that the camera is either used by another software or is not connected. it also doesn't work on other stuff like skype and fb and others. Can somebody help me please.
 

A:My webcams aren't working

You may need to restore the laptop to a factory condition by using the HP restore feature...
 

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I had this problem since I upgraded to Vista. All softwares I used before in Windows XP worked without any problem, but most of them now support Vista and they are giving me tons of problems everyday.
What is this happening?

A:Why softwares aren't working?

Software makers have got to rewrite their code to make it work with Vista. Keep checking the maker of the software websites for Vista updates.
Raj

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I have upgraded from Win8 to 8.1 and still doesn't work. can someone please help me? I use this laptop for work and school! Have also been advised to upgrade the BIOS, which I don't really know the importance and I have done it. Still doesn't work! Help me Acer family... 

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I recently got given a Microsoft Wireless MultiMedia Keyboard 1.1 Model: 1014

I plugged it in and went to windows update, it installed the keyboard and all working.

Now i have a program that i want to configure the F1 keys to make them do something in the program, I've done this before on my old keyboard but this time it isn't recognising.... F2 key is recognised as CTRL+Z

I've downloaded the latest 64 bit driver from MS website and its not helped.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Dan

A:F2 F3 F4..... Keys aren't working

Hello,

Do I understand correctly that those keys are not detected correctly at all?

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icons such as internet explorer are now responisve when trying to open,

any ideas......

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The stereo-boxes of my computer are not working! This could be just a hardware problem, but I just doubt it. Could anyone just look at my log, even if it's just to humor me Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:41:01 PM, on 9/7/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exeC:\WINNT\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system ... Read more

A:My stereoboxes aren't working

My boxes are working again
I just turned on my computer and they were functioning!
Sorry for being paranoid

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Hello

My Home page works, but when I tab to another page it will not connect at all

but firefox works when I tab a page

IE 7 worked Saturday night and then Sunday morning , only page working was home page
thanks

A:Tab Pages aren't working

Hi and welcome to TSF try resetting IE How to reset Internet Explorer settings

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My both of my shift keys aren't working. I've looked for update but there isn't one any idea

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6049 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 584423 MB, Free - 516171 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., U56E
Antivirus: Trend Micro Maximum Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

It will become obvious that I know very little about the workings of computers, so please bear with me.

Since 2011, I have used Mozilla Firefox for my browser. A week or so ago, I received the infamous "unresponsive script" message over and over again as I was using it. On the advice from someone on the Internet, I changed my Shockwave Flash 22.0 from "always activate" to "ask to activate." This seemed to take care of that problem, although it made watching certain videos a bit tricky. Then three day ago, it was if my OS was fighting with my browser. Firefox takes forever to load, and when it starts, it never seems to fully load. It's nearly impossible to scroll and it is extremely sluggish shutting down; and trying to access different sites is nearly impossible, and what videos I can watch start and stop at will. And, of course, the "unresponsive script" message appears quite regularly. I did "refresh" my computer, uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, and run some of the trouble... Read more

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Just a few days after getting my Lenovo Yoga 720 my HotKeys stopped working!!!   

A:My Hotkeys aren't working!!

Just a few days after getting my Lenovo Yoga 720 my HotKeys stopped working!!! 

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Hi, this is my first post and im not sure if this is the right forum for my problem.
So I have this 6 year old laptop, I recently did a clean windows XP reinstall for it. After installing Internet, Graphics and Audio drivers, some programs still don't work. They either have graphics problems or they crash at start. Some don't even start up, although they are in the processes list in task manager
They work perfectly in my other computer also running XP.

Why don't they work with this one?

If you need any additional details then just ask, but also tell me how to find them.
 

A:Many programs aren't working

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Hey, so somehow I got websave on my computer, and it was really annoying so I downloaded adwcleaner to fix it, then I ran the software then restarted my computer. When I restarted, I couldn't open mozilla, so I deleted it then used internet explorer (which works fine) to redownload it. That didn't work so I tried google chrome. That didn't work either. In both cases when I tried opening the browser I opened windows task manager to see what was going on. Both times the browser would load up to about 2000 K then stop, at the same time it was loading, windows problem reporting would load to about the same memory the stop suddenly as well. I don't know what the problem is... Please help me. Thank you

A:Browsers aren't working

Try starting Firefox in Safe Mode. Hold down the Shift Key while starting Firefox. You may have a add-on that is keeping Firefox from starting.

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OK, so I'll try to keep this as brief as I can,

I have a L4VXA2 motherboard and operate on windows XP SP3. (if that info is needed at all)

Currently, my usb ports have not been recognizing anything I plug into them.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers twice, still nothing works.
When I try and fix it, it keeps telling me the INF is formatted for windows 95 or later (or something like that)

So now, I have downloaded a VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller, extracted the files, everything was going fine, but now the setup wont run! For the first few times I clicked on it, it kept saying "the setup has detected that unInstallShield is in use. Please close uninstall shield and restart setup Error 432". I rebooted the computer and tried again multiple times. Now the error message doesn't even show up.

I have NO idea what to do, please, PLEASE help :'(

A:My USB ports aren't working???

Welcome to TSF....

What is the make and model of computer?

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Have plugged in two different usb keyboards and the same buttons don't work. Delete, return, num3, num6, num9 backspace. don't work. I have run virus scanner, and malwarebytes antispyware, reinstalled drivers and reinstalled keyboard software. Both brands of keyboards are different and find that both have same issues means its windows. The two keyboards i have I have tried in different usb ports and the brands are Logitech G11 gamming keyboard and some no name gel rollup keyboard.

A:Some keyboard keys aren't working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Obviousczech


Have plugged in two different usb keyboards and the same buttons don't work. Delete, return, num3, num6, num9 backspace. don't work. I have run virus scanner, and malwarebytes antispyware, reinstalled drivers and reinstalled keyboard software. Both brands of keyboards are different and find that both have same issues means its windows. The two keyboards i have I have tried in different usb ports and the brands are Logitech G11 gamming keyboard and some no name gel rollup keyboard.


They both USB, wireless, Bluetooth, or PS2?

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