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Q: disable "unread mail" message at windows log-on screen

i recall reading somewhere (this forum, most likely) that i can disable the annoying "you have 1 unread mail message waiting" (or however it goes...). i find this function rather perplexing, seeing as i can go online, look at no e-mail of any kind (i HATE e-mail), and that message will come up. can anyone help me here?


oh yeah... i'm using xp home.

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A: disable "unread mail" message at windows log-on screen

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Hi! I've been getting the above issue where the Windows Login screen displays the string "1 unread mail message" when I click on Log Off Administrator and select Switch User to temporarily log myself out of the system when I'm about to take a break. It appears right above the "...programs running" string and beneath the user name (in this case, Administrator), and I want to know how to get rid of it. It started after I installed Windows Live Messenger. I can't recall what exactly I did to make it appear, but I did uninstall the program, yet the issue remains. Any suggestions on how to deal with it?

A:"...unread mail message" on Windows Login screen.

Give this a read: How to Turn off xp login screen unread mail count

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After I boot up XP, I get a handy little message next to my name as the logon screen appears that I have "1 Unread E-Mail Message". This would be great exceept I have no new mail.

You see, I've signed in to .net, & then off of .net - rebooted. I've removed my .net passport from my profile - rebooted. I've ALSO removed MSN Messenger from my machine - rebooted. All of this with no luck.

Any takers?

A:"Unread Mail" Logon Message Faulty...

I know that it remembers how many mails you had from the last session you had with whatever program it got that from. So now if you have no way to log into that account, it received that message from, it will continue to display 1 message. Especially if it was MSN. Im sure there is something you can edit to remove this, but I have not come across it yet.

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I'm sorry is this has been posted about before, but I did look for it. Well, basically I signed in to MSN Messenger into my sister's username (Windows computer) and now next to her name it comes up with "190 unread messages." (mostly junk mail) and she asked me to get rid of it. I can't think of a quicker way than deleting them one by one. I wondered if anyone knew how to get rid of it. Thanks.

A:how do you get rid of "# unread mail messages." on user/login screen?

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I goofed and erased that folder.

It has a filter code to pick out unread mail from the folder. Something like %#dsf#%, computer stuff.

I would appreciate your sending me a copy of the code so I can recreate the folder.



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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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Only an irritation, but how do I lose this prompt on the Use Accounts login screen ? Every time I come to the PC I see "33 unread mail messages" or whatever on each login name (I have 3). BTW we have NO unread mail messages on any email address.

A:XP - "unread mail messages"

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP3, and use Thunderbird

In Thunderbird you can mark a message as read, and messages as all read , and other stuff, but Mozilla does not, seemingly, provide a way to mark a message as unread. Other email clients do.. Is there a way to mark a message as "Unread?"



A:How to mark a message as "Unread"

When you right-click a message, Mark, there is an entry, "Mark as Read". The entry has a check-mark next to it. Click it to remove the check-mark.

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I have just purchased a new computer and it is running XP. It is a Dell Vostro 1500; nice machine. I allowed my sister to download the Windows Live Messanger onto it to use one day (no Sign-in Assistant, or anything extra, just the messanger), and now, under my name on the welcome screen, it has a message that says "9 Unread Messages" under it! Very annoying!

I uninstalled the Messanger, took it off the startup and still! It shows up before I log on to my computer! I want to disable this feature so that I don't have to look at it! It is not my email, and I don't need this anyway.


A:Can't remove "Unread Messages" from login screen

Hi elendili7,

You can turn off the mail count. To do so, do the following:

Download this file to you desktop:


Double click on it to run it, and choose Yes when asked to merge with the registry.

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I have a laptop with a USB 1.1 sockets only running Windows XP SP2.

Whenever I plug-in my USB flash drive or wireless card (both of which are USB 2.0 devices), I get the annoying ballon/message pop up stating "This Device Can Perform Faster" (if plugged into a USB 2.0 port etc).

Both devices work fine at 1.1 speeds, and I don't want to be reminded of the fact that I only have a 1.1 socket every time I plug the bl**dy thing in!

Is there any way of making a registry entry/edit or some other way to stop this popping up? I've found plenty of info on how to turn pop-up ballons/messages off altogether, but I only really want to stop this one.

If anyone knows, it'd be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

PS: I've searched on TechNet but that only returns the usual un-related crap.

A:Disable the "This Device Can Perform Faster" balloon/message in Windows XP SP2

In Device Manager, click on the USB host controller, click the Advanced tab and then check the box on the bottom of the window that says "Don't tell me about USB errors." I think you need to do this for each USB controller listed under USB in Device Manager so that the error message will not appear no matter which controller the device gets plugged into.


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I've gotten this message at various points when installing certain software. No more than anyone else, I expect. The thing is I don't care that the software hasn't passed Windows' super secret test. This has never stopped me from installing software. I know Microsoft wants to protect me from myself, but I really don't think they know best. So is there a way to blanket disable this message for everything?

A:Can I disable the "software has not passed Windows Logo testing" message?

CaptainSiberia said:

I've gotten this message at various points when installing certain software. No more than anyone else, I expect. The thing is I don't care that the software hasn't passed Windows' super secret test. This has never stopped me from installing software. I know Microsoft wants to protect me from myself, but I really don't think they know best. So is there a way to blanket disable this message for everything?Click to expand...
If you're talking about the software that comes with hardware, you can turn that off in Control Panel>System>Hardware>Driver Signing by ticking "Ignore". I've never seen any other software warnings but then my software requirements are pretty conservative.

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I have my Toshiba laptop set to turn off the screen while it downloads overnight. Every morning, I find the same problem: the computer has completely locked up with no pointer. I can't do anything, so I have to press and hold the power button to restart the machine. On restarting, the computer gives me the standard "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" error. Yes, I know. Windows doesn't need to tell me this. I know there was an unexpected shutdown because I shut it down, unexpectedly.

I'm not interested in fixing the problem. I've tried, and nothing I do helps. What I want is to simply eliminate the error message. Is there a way to get Windows 7 to stop telling me what I already know? It's very annoying.

A:Disable "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" message

I figured it out. Tell Windows to quit whining. Go into the Group Policy Editor. Under "Computer Configuration," select "All Settings". Scroll down until you will find an entry labeled "Turn off Windows Error Reporting". Right click on it and select "Edit". Tick "Enabled'. This turns off Windows error reporting.

It doesn't fix the improper shutdown issue, but it's good enough for me and the girls I go out with.

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I have a problem. Always I boot up I get this message:

I know that and I don't want to get this message each time I boot ...
Does anyone know how to disable this message?

A:How to Disable "Windows Defender Disabled" Message?

Hello MPREv,

What happens when you click on the click here to turn it on link in the message?

See also:

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off


Windows Defender Real-Time Protection - Turn On or Off

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Running Windows Live Mail 2012 on a Win7 64bit PC.
I am trying to find a way or registry hack to remove/hide the "search for a message" box that appears just below the ribbon in Windows Live Mail 2012. Any assistance appreciated. Thank you.

A:Remove the "search for a message" box in windows live mail

Hello and welcome thread mate probably a daft question but why remove it?? I use it all the time with the amount of mails I have and it takes up such little space.

Having said that I would hazard a guess that apart from mucking around in the registry (fraught with horrible consequences) I can see no way of doing what you want to do.
If you do want to go that route I would suggest doing this at the earliest opportunity. I always do this after each and every install in two locations for safety sake.
Registry - Backup and Restore

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The system is running Windows Live Mail 2011 on operating system Windows 7. Every time I close Live Mail I get the following message: "Windows Live Mail stopped working" and then I get either "Close Program" or "Restart Program"

A:message "windows live mail stopped working"

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, did this happen after a windows update?

Does it open okay, and just has this problem on closing?



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Inbox empty in Windows Live Mail after message saying "a view has been applied"

I have not changed any settings and was trying to select some emails and thought I had touched rl and A to select all and the above message came up and the inbox is empty.

All other folders are ok and I can still see emails in "quick views" but not in the normal place. How can I undo this "view applied?"


A:Inbox empty in Windows Live Mail after message saying "a view has been applied"

To change the View settings in your mail client, please follow the steps below:

Open Windows Live Mail.
Click on View tab then New view.
Make sure that Show all messages is checked then click Apply view.
Choose All of my folders.
Click OK.
Click to expand...


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OK ... having immense problems with VISTA mail.
Rebuilt Vista (32 bit) mail re-imported ...
Many of the folders have all the mails ... but when you click on them, no body .. just "Message cannot be found" or in one folder correct headers but wrong body for every mail.

Googled around on on Microsoft forums the same response given many times by MS 'expert' ... go to system tools and run Inbox repair tool .... there is no such tool shown.
I run the WM Util tool ... several times ... still the same.

I went to missing folders deleted mails and using cut & paste put copies back in there all OK ... shut down next day, loads of them back to "message can not be found"

I am fully up to date (Dec 2011) but it no longer tells me what ver Vista I have when I click start > computer > properties ... just says its vista ultimate
Windows update does not show any updates .. so assume I'm up to date

A:Windows Mail problems "Message cannot be found"

I think you should look at this regarding your last problem-

Programs and Features box blank, veiw installed updates box is empty.

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Windows Mail suddenly does not send or receive messages. When I attempt to send a message, I receive the following error, "The message could not be sent. An error has occurred." When I click the Send and Receive button, the pop-up box comes up, but not long enough for me to read anything. However, it appears to complete the send/receive process with no errors. I have had issues in the past and often received an error number, but not this time. When I go into my accounts, I have changed the password to my incoming server to the wrong one to see if it recognizes the error and have also changed port numbers and still receive no error. I have attempted working offline and double-checked to ensure it recognizes the wireless internet connection - which it does.

I do not currently have and have never had any anti-virus programs installed on my computer. I have logged into my email through my browser and deleted all emails from all of my folders, closed Windows Mail and then re-started it to no avail.

I would just upgrade to Windows Live Mail, but I already did that once before when I was experiencing other problems with Windows Mail, and that program has also stopped working correctly so I had to go back to Windows Mail. Therefore, it appears that if I cannot get this issue resolved, I will be stuck using my browser (which is not very user-friendly) and my iPhone. Needless to say, I am quite frustrated with Windows Mail and Vista!


A:Windows Mail - "The message could not be sent. An error has occurred."

First let's fix the major problem of not having an antivirus! For now please download Malwarebytes and run a full, updated scan. Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download That should clean up any bad software on your computer. And I would imagine you have a lot... There are plenty of good free antivirus programs out there, most of the people on this site highly recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

After running malwarebytes, see if your mail problem is still occurring.

Personally, I just have to recommend you switch to using Mozilla Thunderbird, instead of Windows Mail. It's very clean and easy to use. And free. Check it out. Mozilla Thunderbird That's just a personal suggestion, you don't have to if you really like Windows Mail

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I converted from Outlook Express to Windows Mail a few months ago when I got a new desktop. Yesterday, I tried to send a message to a group. I've used it often in the past. Here's the error message I got:

The message could not be sent. The authentication setting might not be correct for your outgoing e-mail [SMTP] server. For help solving this problem, go to Help, search for "Troubleshoot Windows Mail", and read the "I'm having problems sending e-mail" section. If you need help determining the proper server settings, please contact your e-mail service provider. The rejected e-mail address was '[username]@clear.net.nz'. Subject 'test', Account: '[Account name]', Server: 'smtp.clear.net.nz', Protocol: SMTP, Server Response: '550 5.2.1 User unknown: [username]@clear.net.nz', Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 550, Error Number: 0x800CCC79.

I've tried the "my server requires authentication", but it still does not send. Any answers?

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Whenever I clicks on ANY link/URL in an Email message, a Error Reporting window pops up that states....

"Windows Cannot Find.....http;//www..........com" (whatever link I'm clicking on).

What's going on with my Windows Mail and how do I fix it ???
My PC is running Vista Home.

A:Solved: Windows Mail Error Message......"Windows Can't Find Links"....

Hi Katmandu,

Use the Default Programs tool (from the Start menu) to reset your default browser preferences.

Are you using Mozilla Firefox per chance?

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I have WIN 7, and it wakes hard from sleep. at least if i could change the splash screen "resuming windows" because the bright white in the middle blinds me.
I have WIN 8 on another computer and it wakes at once, on the push of the power button, no splash screen.
Do i have to suffer it from WIN 7? is there a way to prevent the "resuming windows" part?

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I have WIN 7, and it wakes hard from sleep. at least if i could change the splash screen "resuming windows" because the bright white in the middle blinds me.
I have WIN 8 on another computer and it wakes at once, on the push of the power button, no splash screen.
Do i have to suffer it from WIN 7? is there a way to prevent the "resuming windows" part?

A:How to disable the "resuming windows" screen after sleep

The Windows 7 computer is coming out of hibernation.

The Windows 8 computer is coming out of sleep.

Change the power settings on the Windows 7 computer so that it only goes to sleep.

If need be, see these steps:
Power Plan Settings - Change

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I've set up a secondary account on my Windows 7 machine and I need to find out how to disable the switch user thing.

In Windows XP, I could hit winflag+L and switch user as I would instantly be taken to the user list.

In Windows 7, for some reason they had to complicate everything. When I hit winflag+L it just displays a picture of my account and a "Switch User" button, which for me serves no purpose what so ever.

Is there any way I can regain Windows XP's user switch functionality in Windows 7, where winflag+L takes me directly to the user list on the login screen?
Thanks in advance

A:Disable "user locked" screen in windows 7

First, everyones situation is important to them. Bumping does not speed up the process, in fact it may slow it up, since we all think that you just posted.

Click Start button>
Little arrow at bottom by shut down
Switch user.

Hope this helps

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We work on a domain that uses Symantec Management console to administrate our patch enviroment. We have windows updates disabled. But our Windows 8 machines get this message once a month

"Windows update hasn't been able to check for updates for the last 30 days"

Just wondering if anyone knows which GPO to use to disable this setting as I have been unable to find it.

A:How to disable the windows update message "Windows update hasn't been able to check for updates for the last 30 days"

You can turn off the message by GUI in Control Panel\System and Security\Action Center, in the right pane, click "Change Action Center settings", then untick the "Windows Update" option.

For GPO, you can disable all balloon notifications:
User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Start Menu and Taskbar\Turn off all balloon notifications
Or remove Action Center icon itself
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Remove the Action Center icon
And I haven't found a GPO to turn on\off a specific message mentioned in the action center, but the setting for the message is related with registry key under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks
but the value under the key is binary, hard to control, if you have interest, you can export the key from a preference pc, then deploy the GPO via
User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry

 Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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The message is a waste of my screen real estate. Yes, Protected mode is turned off. Sure it is, I turned it off myself, and it will stay off. Now how do I disable this annoying nag message?
Also the messages about File Downloads. Never once in my life I clicked a download link by mistake. Yes, I'm clicking that dang URL, because I wan't to download that dang file, now get out my way, annoying warning message. How do I disable this one
too? Thank you in advance

A:How do I disable the "Protected mode is currently turned off for the Internet zone" message?

Based on my research, this is by design. You cannot disable the warning when you open a new IE windows.
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When creating a new message how do I move the "From" box to the left of the screen so that it lies directly below the "To" box (as used to be the case with Outlook Express)? At the moment the "From" box is located at the far right of the screen. As I have a 16x9 screen and a number of email addresses it is far too easy to press the Send button before realising that I have the wrong address in the "From" box. Yes, I know that I should be prefect and carefully check first, but it is simply too easy to make a mistake. There must be some way of moving the "From" box back to a more sensible position.

A:Moving the "From" box to the left of the screen in Windows Live Mail

i don't think you can, unless you're into hacking program files.

i'm afraid you'll just have to get used to it.

i really don't like where the paste button is, i keep on 'thinking' it's send.

being philosophical, things change and we ought to change along with them to some extent, i suppose.

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Is there any way to disable the "Your search might be slow because indexing is not running. Click to turn on the index" message?
I have disabled windows search service for performance consideration, but this message bar appears every time I am searching for files, and even if I clicking the cross on the right of the bar, next time when I am doing another search it re-appears.
How can I permanently disable it, by registry or other means?

A:Disable "Your search might be slow because indexing is not running" message

Hi Bob,
I would like to say that this notification will pop up if you disable the Windows Search Service. You can click the bar to turn on
the Index and the notification will disappear.
If you would like to not turn on the Index and still want to disable the
Windows Search Service, I think we cannot remove this alert.
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Is there a registry setting or option to turn off the message

"other users are logged on"

you get when you try to turn off or restart/ Windows 7, vista, xp etc? (Also ubuntu if it's not off topic)

Whats a "quite command"?

I guess I'm looking for no warning even if other users are logged on and multi RDP.

Also where are the settings to turn on or off the various windows warning messages and notices? (I'm NOT referring to the "action center" messages).

I'm doing a lot of virtual testing and multi RDP etc.

Also how do you go through 2 subnets, where one is a virtual VMWare subnet

Real PC -> Physical router (ADSL Modem Internet gateway) 1 -> Physical sub router 2 -> VMware subnet router -> VMWare workstation.

Thank you.

A:Turn off, disable "other users are logged on" message when restarting

Yeah log the other users off.

Setup the VM to use your on board NIC instead of a virtual NIC on another subnet.

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Every time when I turn off my computer, the machine shows "Now is safe to turn or your computer" message. I know there is a way to disable this but just don't know how.

I do some search on this website, and found out we can have this fix by enabling the Advanced Power Management Support at Control Panel. However, my computer doesn't have the APM option under the Power Option. I have W2K install on this machine.

I did fix this problem before by editing the registry but just forget how to do it. Hope someone can help me with this. Very thanks a lot.

A:Solved: Disable "Now is safe to turn off the computer" message

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When running AVG7 (Freeware) & having Outlook Express 5.50 set to monitor incoming mail while I'm on the net, AVG periodically throws a popup onscreen to tell you its scanning.
Is there a way to disable the popup, but not affect AVG's scanning of your E-mail?

A:AVG7 "Mail Is being Scanned" Popup. How to disable?

Hi, Try> Open AVG, then open Control Center and open Email scanner> General tab, uncheck "Display component"

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I have this X53U Asus laptop running win7 home premium x64. I have a problem when I reboot the laptop after installing the windows updates. Everything is fine, the "configuring windows update.. 30%" message is fine.. but right after the shutting down message is done, the laptop goes into a "fans still spinning, power button light is lit, but nothing on screen" phase. To get out of that phase i have to force it to shut down, holding the power button. When i boot up after that, the windows updates are successful.

Did this happened to someone here?

I'll provide infos on demand.


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Sorry if it's hard to read. I've gotton it 6-12 times and thought I should take action.

Anyone??? Anything??? Please.

A:"A problem has been dected and Windows has been shut down..." Message On Blue Screen

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I recently received an old laptop that was factory restored from a relative, and started using to play games. Recently, however, I began to receive the message "windows explorer is not working" on startup, and about half the times it would go away and I would be able to use the computer (if i hit cancel a lot of times), and half the times it would just cause the interface to disappear, leaving only the background, and I would have to restart. The error would not pop up when I clicked on a folder, which is different from the problem that others have, and seems to only appear upon startup and when trying to access Event Viewer (however I managed to open it up through "event logs").
So far, I have tried:
-System Restore (dates don't reach far back enough, oddly)
-Uninstalling programs that may cause this (7-zip, etc.)
-Running a anti-virus scan (Malwarebytes Pro)
-Startup Repair
-Sfc /scannow (in both normal and safe modes)
-Memory Diagnostic Tool (RAM scanner)
-Updating Drivers
-Updating Windows
And I think that's it so far. Here is the error I found in the Event Viewer:
Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: MSVCR100.dll, version: 10.0.30319.460, time stamp: 0x4db1316a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000003c135
Faulting process id: 0x66c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf5c25e937e442
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Faulting mo... Read more

A:"Windows Explorer Not Working" message on Start-up,causes blank screen

Maybe the best thing to do is to restore it to it's factory new state again and start over.

You can usually do that from the Start Menu or by pressing a Fn key during boot.

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My computer randomly receives this error, and this link here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;827663 is what I think I have been receiving. It said this problem should be resolved by updating to SP2. Well I have SP2 and I still am receiving this problem. Could there be any other possible problem that could be interferring here.

A:Random "0x0000008E" Error Message on a Blue Screen in Windows XP

Closing duplicate, please reply here:



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I followed the instructions given here exactly but no luck. Has anyone successfully removed this thing?

A:Remove "locked" message on Windows login screen

OK it works now I had to reboot..logging out and back in wasn't enough

Thanks Jerry!

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I'm using the simple Windows 10 mail app. Under "Accounts" I have an IMAP mail account and it has no indicator (no number) next to the account name indicating number of unread mails. That makes sense because I have no unread mail in that account. It's a gmail based account, and when I access via the web, there's no unread mail shown there either.

However, when I click on the account and I am looking under Folders, the Inbox items has a "1" indicating there's one unread mail note. I can't find any unread mail in the Inbox. I've closed the program and restarted it, and tried resyncing, but the indicator is still there.

Any ideas on where this "phantom" unread count comes from?

A:Windows 10 Mail Indicates a Phantom Unread Message

I do not use the Mail app.
I had a similar situation with my Windows Live Mail.
The icon at the taskbar indicated there was an unread mail.
I read it and then put it away or deleted it. The taskbar icon still showed 1 unread mail.
I had to click the send/Receive button to clear it.

So, in short, it can be just the matter of running "Refresh" option.
Is there such an option in Mail app?.........................Right click inside the Inbox > Refresh.
I have to ask because I have uninstalled Mail app and therefore cannot test it myself.
I don't know if that makes any sense to you using the Mail app.

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I've seen this posted elsewhere but the proposed solutions don't apply to, or are simply 'solutions' we can't apply in this environment.
We occasionaly see one or both of the following on desktops and laptops alike

"Could not reconnect all network drives" balloon message and an icon in the system tray
No balloon message but the icon exists in the system tray
Understandably this happens off the network (although we want to suppress that), however, this happens while on the network.  In every case that we've seen this, when we check 'Computer' (formerly 'My Computer'), all of the network drives are connected. 
Windows reports a 'false positive' - so to speak.
Briefly here's our setup

Win 7 Enterprise in a domain environemnt Built-in Win 7 firewall has been disabled; No third-party software firewall solutions present
Network drives are mapped via net use /persistent:yes, Explorer with reconnect & logon set & via exporting/importing the network drive information from HKCU\Network

We use a login script, however, the login script does not handle the mapping of
all of our network drives.  This is because we have a number of different departments, who, over the years, used overlapping drive letters and there are some situations where users also overlap
departments that use overlapping drive letters.  (This goes back before my time.)  So instead, users map their own drives, remember the credentials and reconnect ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Disable "Could not reconnect all network drives" Message/Icon in Domain Environment

From Microsoft after submitting the Design Change Request (DCR) and Business Impact Statement

I was in Redmond last week and this issued was discussed in detail with the development team . We did figure that this is a change in the design /code that lead to the issue you are seeing . The team weighed the effort of investigating this further ; the
effort of changing the component code that has already being isolated verses a workaround for the issue that could be provided. The team felt that this request did not meet the set ( high) bar for taking in design change request for Windows 7 . Case notes
indicate there are some workarounds that have been work on by previous engineers who worked on this case with you. If not, the Dev team and me will be glad to work on the workaround by editing the scripts. With my request the Dev team will file this design
change request for the next OS release (the one after Windows 7) . At this moment I don’t know if this request will be accepted in the next release but if will certainly be discussed and a decision will be made.
Cause and Status

There is a change in code path /design from windows XP to Windows 7 that is  leading to this behavior
A request of design change was filled . The team weighed the effort of investigating this further ; the effort of changing the component code that has already being isolated verses a workaround for the issue that could be provided. The team felt
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Hi guys

I have disabled the search indexing service, & would like to know is it possible to disable the message bar that pops up every time I use advanced search.

"Your searches might be slow because the index is not running. Click to turn on the index..."


A:How to Disable "click to turn on the index" message

I think I have fixed your problem. Better late than never!

Go to your Folder Options (From any window directory menu) Tools=> Folder Options. (You may have to press the Alt key to view this menu.)

Search Options - Change or Restore

In the folder options dialogue go to "Search"

In "What to Search" Select "Always Search File Names..."

In "How to search" highlight "Dont use the index when searching..."


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The title says it all, but let me clarify anyway:

1-The problem mostly occurs when running demos you can find at Pouet.net and rarely (but still do happen) in other application/games.

2- After some testing, I'm, fairly sure the problem is due to the GPU memory being used to the max or near the max. So lower resolution, simpler textures and turning off post processing (like MSAA) should help. It should, but it does not always. I suspect Windows 7 to trigger low resources alert much too easily, in fact giving false positive all the time. Like when decompressing large textures and busting the max VRAM cap, even for a faction of a second. If I find my system sluggish, I will take the necessary action, no need for Windows to interrupt me all the time.

3-Yes, I have searched an answer extensively on Google, here, and other forum, for the last hour. Threads from 2009 to 2014.

4- No, none of the provided suggestions worked as NONE of the suggestions precisely addressed the goal of ***eliminating the popup windows completely.***

In conclusion, I'm asking a simple question that can be answered by yes or no: Do you, yes or no, know how to *disable* the Windows 7 message "Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance"?

If the answer is yes, please give me the detailed procedure and I will be eternally grateful. If the answer is no, sorry to be blunt, but your wild guesses are of no interest to me. Technically, this thread should have 1 reply and... Read more

A:How to disable "Do you want to change the color scheme" message

Don't know if this will be of any help - I have an i7 and a good gfx card, but I have one program that insists on changing the theme. The prog is the screen recording app Camtasia, and it's really annoying to get interrupted 2 mins into a session. My solution was to create a basic theme that I named 'recording' with no aero etc that I switch to before I do any Camtasia stuff.

R-click the desktop and > personalize, then click Windows 7 basic and tweak desktop, colors etc to your liking. R-click this unsaved theme and give it a name. Then when you are doing your 'demos' or whatever, switch to the basic theme first. It's a PITA, but that's what I have to do on my fairly powerful system (o/c i7-2600K, GTX 750Ti 2GB, 8GB RAM).


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Is there a way to disable it because it keep popping up every time i delete something from shared folders and partitions.
Thanks in advance.

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I can't get important windows 7 update because of this error code.  Please help me before i through it off the observation deck of the empire state building.

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I am setting up a kiosk for a golfcourse where members are able to access only the course's website and certain linked pages (ie tee time reservations, weather, etc.) Except smack dab in the middle of the page is a link to their facebook page. We do not want to allow facebook access, so it is blocked and displays the "IE cannot display webpage" message along with the Diagnose Connection Problems box. Guests keep getting confused by it and clicking the diagnose button. Is there any way to disable this error message so I have a blank box or a custom message or an image in it's place, or something?

A:Disable "IE cannot display webpage" message?

Seeing that a day has passed with no answers for you, I have one idea. Set up an intranet giving this unit the same privileges you're now giving, but not give it an internet connection.

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I have recently bought an LCD logic LCX20LN1 20" tv which has a pc input. When i booted up my pc with the new screen attactched, just after the windows loading screen came up it came up with this message on the screen "out of range". I heard that this happens when you purchase a new monitor but have still not found any help on the internet about how to fix it. I am using Windows XP. Also the TFT screen that i used before that was 17" if that helps.


A:New LCD logic 20" screen. When booting up pc comes up with "out of range" message

Did you uninstall the drivers for your previous monitor before installing the new one?

"out of range" is most commonly caused by a resolution\frequency setting that the monitor does not support.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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This is my first posting and am not sure if this is the place for it.

I run Mozilla Thunderbird on both my PC and my USB handy Mem. Most of the time I just use the USB instalation. Yesterday I had been using it with no problem then later in the day I opened it up again and got the error message : "Could not connect to mail server ..... the connection was refused."

I tried using the desk top version and that was no problem.

I have done virus checks, malware checks etc. Nothing showed up.
I run the Comodo security S/W; firewall, mem.firewall, BOC anti malware and anti virus. I also regularly clean and defrag my drives.

Today in trying to look at the problem I found that my task manager was disabled by the administrator, I am admin and I had not done so. I found a prog. at www.dougknox.com which repaired that problem.

I have looked through all the firewall settings and for the other s/w and can't see anything that should stop the USB instalation of Thunderbird working.

I run Windows XP Pro SP2

If you need further information to help, please let me know.

Help grately appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


A:Arror Message : "Could not connect to mail server ..... the connection was refused."

The problem is solved.

It looks like Comodo Firewall does not like Anvir Task Manager. So I got rid of both and just reinstalled Comodo after making sure all of its hidden files etc. were gone.

I had tried uninstalling etc. before but did not check for remaining files.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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