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The button for "Disable" a driver in Device Manager is disable

Q: The button for "Disable" a driver in Device Manager is disable

Hello all,

I have a Windows 7 enterprise computer in a Windows domine, the problem is that I'm trying to disable the touchpad mouse of my computer but when I go to Device manager and see the properties of the Mouse Driver the button "Disable" is disable, I think that is something with domain politics and I can enable the button modifying regedit but I am not shoure of this and I do not what key of the regedit I would have to modify.
I add a photo so you can se what is the problem becose my english is not Good.

Thank you all.

Preferred Solution: The button for "Disable" a driver in Device Manager is disable

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: The button for "Disable" a driver in Device Manager is disable

Welcome to the Seven Forums David!

I see the same thing on a W7 Pro laptop - the same button that you have highlighted is disabled.

Try this:
Start > Control Panel
In the upper right corner, change "View by:" to small icons or large icons
Locate and click on "Mouse"

See if you can disable the touch pad from there.

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This just started about a month or so ago...
I'm sure this little pop up came attached to some program I downloaded, but it's not a large enough
program to even show up when you try to use Install/Remove or Revo uninstaller programs.
I would think that most programs will send out software updates or if I open a program they have
update links built into them.
Disabling the popup doesn't keep the program for looking for updates (or does it?), it just doesn't keep
popping up and being an annoyance, right?
Do I "REALLY NEED IT"? If I need it, then so be it, I just don't want it to be a nuisance and keep
popping up.
Thanks ahead of time....

A:How do I "DISABLE" the popup "Common Software Manager"?

Using a registry editor to search for Common Software Manager might give you the folder and file[s] this utility is in [on the harddrive]. Deleting that folder and said file[s] might be enough. Do not use any universal computer fixit utilities for this; such cause more problems than they fix.

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When I plugin an external USB hard disc or USB stick it appears that Windows 7 pops up a dialog window asking me:

"Do you want to scan and fix removable disc?"

After reading a while in Internet I saw two methods for disabling these popups:

1.) Disabling service "Shell Hardware detection"

2.) enabling "Turn off Autoplay" in gpedit.msc

Whats the difference?

I want be sure that if I plugin a new USB device (like an USB stick or USB printer or USB hard disc) this USB hardware IS successfuly detected and joined by Windows 7.

So I can imagine that the first method is too brutal because it prevents inclusion of new USB devices

Is this correct?

If yes: Why is it recommended so often for avoiding the popup?


A:Disable popup "Do you want to scan and fix remov.device""? 2 methods?

You get that message because Windows detects something wrong with the file system on the device. This can happen if the device was unplugged without "Safely Removing Hardware", and a transfer was not complete.

The methods you mention just mask the problem.

You can let Windows scan and fix the drive, choose: fix file system errors.
or, do a full format on the drive, not the quick format.
Or, run Chkdsk /f X: manually, X = the problem drive letter, you may have to run it more than once.

It is always a good idea to move all data off the drive first, then copy it back after the fix is complete. This also fixes bad file problems that can contribute to the error.

The drive probably has it's "Dirty Bit" set. This is a single Hex value that tells Windows the file system is no good. Chkdsk and formatting will often reset the dirty bit, but sometimes not on the first attempt.

To see if the dirty bit is set:
Open a command prompt > Start > type: cmd > right-click on Command Prompt and choose “Run as administrator”
and then type:
fsutil dirty query x:
(substitute the letter "x" with the drive letter that is giving you problems)

If the dirty bit is set you will get a message that "Volume X is DIRTY".

Keep running chkdsk /r , or chkdsk /f /r until the dirty bit clears.

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According to the tutorial of Microsoft (Turn Windows Defender on or off - Windows Help), if I hope to turn off windows defender in Win7, I need to click Tools -> Options -> Adminstrator -> Uncheck "Use this program."

But I find that, on one of my virtual machines, the button "Tools", as well as "Scan" and "History", are inactive. I mean, I cannot click them. Following is the screenshot.

Spoiler: Screenshot

I do not know why. But I guess this is because there is no antivirus installed. So I hope to know how to turn off defender in such case.

Well, you may think that keep windows defender active will not do much harm when no AV is installed.

Maybe it is correct. But the problem is, when windows defender is not turned off, it will try to update in the run time.

In such case, some processes in the AppData\Temp\ folder will try to execute MPSigStub.exe, which will be located at a RANDOM folder in the root of some partition. Then MPSigStub.exe will try to execute some DLLs in Windows\System32\. These executions are a little boring when I only want to test some anti-exe programs. That is why I hope to disable windows defender.

Thank you.

A:How to disable Windows Defender in Win7 when the "Tools" button is inactive?

Stop and disable WD service.

Start/Stop Windows Defender service in Windows 7 from Services, Regedit or CMD

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I have been looking all over the net and have not found a solution. I know that"feature" that matches the button icon is supposed to help, but this is quiet aggravating. my question is, how do I disable the color feature, meaning when i hover over a taskbar button it matches the icon of the program, how do I stop this?


A:Help me disable the taskbar button color highlight "feature".

... You can try using a UI tweaker.

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hello I came here to seek on how to customize windows pc to remove that red button on user switching. Coz you know right now. I am restraining my temper bcoz you know for formality

There's alot goin through my head right now like.

...wth?? Standard users are made so that they have minimized administrative rights on a computer
...effin passwords are made so it provides security that your works are so safe and secure from trespassers.

and now that red button on user switching flip that table in the end btw. wth is it have right to question and provide option to standard users able to turn off computer while the admin account is away bcoz of work call and now if the admin came back home. so yeah hellow to the black screen your work has gone because someone on standard rights command me to go to bed "shutdown".

hurrah for the programmers we have free windows

A:How to disable shutdown "all is fail" button on user switching

Quote: Originally Posted by ccxr123

hurrah for the programmers we have free windows

What do you mean?

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I am currently working on kiosk and was doing good on locking it down until I discovered that if end user clicks on a broken link they get "This page can't be displayed". The issue is when they get this page there is a "Fix connection problems" button on the page. A user is able to click it and with some navigation can reach the control panel.

Is there a group policy, Registry setting or IE setting that will disable the "Fix connection problems" button?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I am currently working on kiosk and was doing good on locking it down until I discovered that if end user clicks on a broken link they get "This page can't be displayed". The issue is when they get this page there is a "Fix connection problems" button on the page. A user is able to click it and with some navigation can reach the control panel.

Is there a group policy, Registry setting or IE setting that will disable the "Fix connection problems" button?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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How do I disable the,"Welcome,please wait for the local sessions manager"on start up?
I did a google but could not find how to disable it.Lots of results but nothing I could use.
Sometimes I just get the "Welcome part and then my comp finishes loading,sometimes I get the whole sentence.
I am not on a network and I am the only person using this computer.

Thank you.

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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 problems my laptop not being able to awake from sleep by the keyboard. I've tried to add keyboard to list devices can wake the system ("klawiatura" means keyboard). OS Win 8, 64-bit. I am the only user and have full administrator access.
there isn't power management tab in keyboard device properties

A:"You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake"

Hello Migawka,

It sounds like your command prompt is not running as administrator (elevated). Do you have UAC disabled by chance?

Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer

Type this below in your command prompt and press Enter, then try again to see if it may help.

CD C:\Windows\System32

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This sleep problem is driving me crazy.

I've had problems in the past with my laptop not being able to go to sleep or awake from sleep, but I've always been able to figure it out by updating drivers or changing the settings in device manager, but this time nothing is working.

I've referenced the "Power options and sleep problems tutorial" and have included a screenshot of the command prompt.

When I type in powercfg -deviceenablewake "exact name of device listed in step 2A" , I get the "You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake."

I am the only user and have full administrator access.

Some background on my laptop: HP G60-120us 2ghz dual core 3gb ram.

Due to overheating issues, after my motherboard got fried, I got another motherboard from HP, but noticed that it was for a different model, but it didn't seem to make a difference as everything worked okay.

Then my hdd finally died after 6 months of "Smart Failure Message" so I upgraded to a bigger and faster hdd - from a 250gb 5400rpm Toshiba to a 750gb 7200rpm WD.

I have had problems with it ever since I replaced the hdd.

At first, I couldn't even get the computer to sleep, but finally figured out that it was my magicjack phone that was keeping it from going into the sleep state.

I never had this problem with the magicjack and sleep state before the hdd replacement.

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A:"You don't have permission to enable or disable device wake."


You need to run the cmd with administrative privilages...

right click on cmd and run as administrator....

try this and let me know

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How to disable the "Windows Boot Manager" Boot Menu in windows 8.1

I accidentally pressed "Reset BCD configuration" on PC A, in the Backup/Repair section of EasyBCD ...( first time running it...uhh ), resulting in "Windows 8.1" being deleted from the Boot Menu
I made a restore (from the identical PC B)

Now however, "Windows Boot Manager" (DOS) starts each time, asking to "Choose an operating system to start , or press tab to select a tool"
I don't want to have this choice, since I only run 1 OS (w8.1) and would like the boot to automatically start the OS (as it does on PC B)

I have compared the F2 & F12 boot sections of PC A and PC B, but I can't find any differences

I tried to restore the previous image of PC A, however MR tells me "Windows PE : Automatic boot - Not available in the free edition"
How can I prevent PC A to enter the "Windows Boot Manager/Startup Options" and just continue with the w8.1 boot ?

Update :
Solved with this tread : how to disable windows boot manager
bcdedit /set {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795} displaybootmenu No

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Hello, an annoying issue here.

One of the programs I am attempting to have working correctly works fine when "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" is checked off. However, upon exiting the program, it is rechecked by windows automatically.

I am running Windows 8.1 on this machine and (due to no Local Group Policy Editor) I have already attempted to modify the registry via this link:

Program Compatibility Assistant - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

However, I'm not 100% sure if it worked or if it is applicable to this specific issue.

Thanks ahead of time for any help/insight

edit: I tried using a different (older) version of the program with no change

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Ok My pc was acting up so I did a re-install of Windows 7 Home Premium. It's been about 3 years. It was working fine for a couple days, and it did some updates. Ever since the Update it wasn't working right. Right now if I try to start up the pc in normal mode the screen is black. When I start it is "Safe Mode" I get a "Logonui.exe-bad image" If I hit F8 when I start the pc and "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" it runs like a champ. I also get an error about not running "Genuine Windows". Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. IDK if this will help, but here ya go.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {A2AC5EB5-F737-40CB-9269-9FA366397CD7}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:Why will my computer only start if I hit F8 and "Disable Driver..."

The genuine Windows error is 0x8004fe21

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On a fresh clean Windows 8 image, my software driver (signed) installs fine and shows up properly in the Device Manager. However once i uninstall it , subsequent reinstalls show up as 'Unknown Device' in the Device Manager.

From the device details, I find that it refers to /looks for the .inf file in c:\windows\inf folder but the file itself is missing from the location. The FileRepository has all the required files. But trying to update from there also fails.

Could anyone help me with troubleshooting this problem. What could be going wrong.


A:Device manager shows "Unknown Device" on reinstallation of driver

Please fill your system specs to get help efficiently.
What is your computer make/model?

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This will be my most problem as i manage current user account in a call center industry.. any one who ca help me..

Thank you!

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

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Hey all!

I have a wweeeiiird problem. It started with that my screen looked all messed up after booting up (once past the win xp logo, when the video card driver kicks in i suppose). It looked like horisontal lines all over the screen (not moving, frozen...) and i had to restart. Once restarted everything worked fine. This happened a few times (two or three i think). But finally it didnt help to restart, so i started up in safe mode and uninstalled my video card. I actually removed the card (ati radeon 9800 pro) and put in my old one (3d prophet 4500) just to be sure nothing happened to my expencive radon card. Then it worked booting up normally. XP found the card and tried to install it. It didnt work properly, it said. So I had a look in the device manager. There I found that the AGP bridge to pci or something had one of those yellow bad-signs on it. Two other devices (also under "system devices") named "PCI Standard PCI-to-PCI bridge" had the same yellow sign. Looking under properties it says this:

"This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system."

I uninstalled the AGP bridge (whatever that one was called) so that one isnt in the list of system devices any more. Now its just two of the other type I mentioned above.

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A:Can't install ANY video card driver, it says "not enough resources" in device manager

Hey man


Lol, this comes from runnig a Ati card on a Nvidia nForce chipset! no just kidding ...
Anyway seems like you screwed windows up beyond recognition :blackeye: ....]
There is an easy solution and a difficult one..
The easiest way to fix your problem and establish if you don't have any other combinations of problems is:
1) Find a loan hard drive to reinstall a fresh copy of windows with your new display card inside, or plunge right into it and reinstall windows on your current HD... remember to install the nForce drivers before anything else. While you at it remove any other pci cards that might be the cause of your problems.
2) If your PC crashes during the reinstallation you definately have a hardware problem, try your original display card again.
3) If you have two ram modules, remove one, test, swop them, test.
4) If your problem persists after this I recommend testing the card on another pc... if available. It could be a faulty display card...
5) I presume your pc worked fine before the new display cards installation.
6) If the display card works on another pc you have a compatibility issue (very nasty) on your hands, take it to a pc vendor near you to sort it out.

Good luck!....

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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I have a piece of software that periodically fails for some unknown reason. I have pretty much given up on trying to figure out what its problem is. I simply respawn the process if it fails to respond or no longer exists. The process runs several times a
minute. Occasionally, I get an error message saying my software "has stopped working" followed by another messagebox saying my software "is restarting". And then it restarts my process. This is beyond stupid since my process requires command
line arguments that are not being provided when this restart occurs. I simply want to disable these messages or at least
disable this auto restart. Is there any way to do this?

I have already tried the regedit hack:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting]
"DontShowUI "=dword:00000001

This didnt work. I still get these messages.

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Something happened today and I can no longer access my regular "user" account.

There are five "users" showing in the MMC program in Windows 7 and only one is working. The problem with this is that it does not contain any of the information and links that I use daily.

The accounts are as follows;

Administrator (disabled)
D (not disabled)
DCM (disabled)
Guest (disabled)
Homegroupuser$ (not disabled)

I cannot remove the "disabled" status or rename any of these users. An error pops up saying "access denied".

Is there some way to do this that I have not found?

I tried "googleing" this but did nothave any luck.


A:Cannot rename or remove "disable" from "user"

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When I open some documents then always a warning popup appears in Word 2007:

"Word hyphenation feature is not available. RUn the MS Office Setup program..."

How can I permanently and forever disable this popup (without saving the document and without re-install some other parts of MS Office)?


A:Disable forever ""Word hyphenation feature is not avai"

In Add/Remove programs, select Microsoft Office 2007, then select CHANGE, select Advanced, select and expand Office Shared Features, select and expand Proofing Tools, select and expand English Proofing Tools (if you use English), then click on the little arrow at the side of Hyphenation and choose Run from My computer.
Click Continue.

Setup will then install the missing component. You may need your Office 2007 CD for this.

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Hi, I'm trying to reinstall my sister's scanner driver because XP has decided that it's not there any more. This happens occasionally and usually reinstalling the driver fixes it (I think that's what I did last time), but this time i just can't get it to work.

If i unplug the USB cable then plug it in again, it comes up with a message saying that the device has malfunctioned and it doesn't recognize it. I have the driver CD but windows always manages to install it as "Unknown device" before i can tell it to search the CD. I've tried telling it to reinstall the driver from the CD but it says that there are "no better matches for this device". I've also tried uninstalling the program form the CD and reinstalling it then restarting the pc but that didn't help either. I tried plugging it into another USB port (as suggested by Windows Help Center) but that still didn't work.

It's not often that something like this gets me in a circle and scratching my head but I'm really starting to run out of ideas.

Any help would be very appreciated, i just want to get this thing running again

A:Stubborn Scanner Driver - "Malfunctioned Device" and "Unknown Device"

Could it be that the scanner really did die?

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Can anyone provide me a way to remap the esc key to any key combination
i'd choose, during the booting process only.

Once i reached the desktop after the booting process, this tweak shouldn't
be active & escape would still act as esc .. .

This would allow me to erase sensitive data under autoexec.nt
without any way to escape the process & only i would know
which key combination interrupts the erasing process during
a restart or starting windows.

A:Disable "ESC" During Win7 boot "Only"

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I am a Frenchman leaving in Estonia.

My Vista Control Panel seems to have 2 big problems (the following 2 icons are blank and do not open) :

- Problems Reports and Solutions : I get the error message : "is not a valid win32 application" !!!
- Device manager : I get the following error message : "MMC couldn?t create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly. CLSID:{74246BFC-4C96-11D0-ABEF-0020AF6B0B7A}"

How can I get everything back in order, please ? These errors are chinese to me and I just do not understand what there is to be done . !

Looking forward to getting some kind of information, I send you my best wishes.


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Peace be upon all of you.
Hello and greetings.

My laptop is ASUS model A455L. My CD/DVD drive was working fine until one moment it disappeared from both "This PC" folder as well as from "Device Manager". It happened while I was burning a CD with Ashampoo Burning Studio 15. My current OS is Windows 8.1 (as what it was as when I purchased this laptop), and I do not upgrade/downgrade to any other OS.

I went through searching the internet for the solutions for weeks but failed to solve the problem.

1. Among the suggestions found on the internet is to delete the upper and lower class filters, but mine is not involved as it does not have any entry that says upper or lower class to begin with.

2. Another suggestions that I had tried was the addition of the following in the Registry:reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001"
I did the registry entry of the above by command prompt (admin) as well as manually in the regedit but failed to produce the results.

3. Initially when this problem occurred, the item CD/DVD Drive was still visible in the Device Manager but under the "Show hidden devices" option turned on. The information below was gotten from the properties of the device:Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)
To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.
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A:CD/DVD Drive missing from "My PC" & "Device Manager"

First, there are no drivers for CD/DVD drives except the built in Windows drivers.

Since the device is not being detected by Windows, either there is some type of hardware problem or the BIOS is not detecting it (If the BIOS does not detect the drive, Windows will not detect it).

A BIOS reset is the easiest thing to do. Most BIOS have an option to reset it to the defaults. I would try this first.

If the BIOS reset does not fix it, there is some type of hardware problem. Whether its a connection problem for the drive (there are two connectors, data connection and power connection) either at the drive end or at the controller end (motherboard end). Or if the drive itself has failed. Unfortunately with a Laptop, accessing the connectors may require complete disassembly of the laptop.

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(Please tell me if I'm in the wrong area of this board)

But a friend living hundreds of miles away uses XP and ran an "unasked for" Pop-Up utility that said he had computer problems because of malware or spyware some unnamed entity had installed on his computer. Unfortunately he doesn't remember the name of the "so called spyware detector/remover", but he fell for the "Warning" and ran the program to "check" his system.

Of course, as most those unrequested detect/remover programs do...it found many "so called serious" problems. But would Not "fix/clean them" unless he payed for the program.

From THAT point on, his CD-ROM wouldn't work(which it had dependably always before)....the Device Manager that it "is there" and what make/model it is....and also says that it is enabled and working properly(but it isn't working, as before). And the Icon disappeared from from the My Computer folder. I guess that program somehow did something to it, in order to force people to pay for the program to "fix it" and othe so-called problems!

Has anybody ever heard of this?
Can you help me get his CD-ROM accessable and working dependably as before? Please??


A:CD-ROM shows "This device is working properly" in Device Manager, but doesn't or show

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Hi all,

I would like to disable the "encrypt with password" option using Group Policy. Where I work using this option is a disaster waiting to happen (users lose passwords all the time).

You can find this setting in Word - goto FILE, INFO, PROTECTED DOCUMENT, ENCRYPT WITH PASSWORD. I've noticed this is in other parts of office (excel etc.).

I have a .ADMX template in AD to manage Office 2010 - is there any way to disable this for the entire Office 2010 suite?

Any and all help greatly appreciated,

A:Office 2010 - Disable "encrypt with password" using Group Policy?


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OS: Win7 64-bit

Problem: whenever I right-click to copy something (e.g., in Word or Excel), the computer makes a loud ringing "DING" sound, like the sound that accompanies the "idea lightbulb" going off over someone's head in a cartoon.

The sound is coming over the outboard stereo speakers, NOT the motherboard "beep" sound from inside the computer case. This "windows ding" noise is clearly audible over whatever else might be playing through the speakers (like music).

I'm copying and pasting hundreds of items to verify data, and the DINGING sound is more than a little aggravating. How can I turn this feature OFF?

Already tried:
Control panel > Sound > Sounds Tab > highlight "default beep" > select "none" for sound from drop-down list > click "Apply"

This may have done something (or not?), but it did NOT stop the windows "DING" from sounding through the speakers every time I cut or copy something.

Thank you for any assistance,

A:How do I disable the Windows "DING" sound when copy/paste or cutting?

You could try going to Control Panel - Personalization - Sounds and set the sound Scheme as None or manually go through each sound and selecting None, then Enable and so on to find out which one it is (in theory it is Move Menu Item or Start Navigation but I can not approve).

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Is there a way to disable (grayout) the View>Show desktop icon when you right click the desktop? The purpose is to prevent user from changing /toggling the setting. We want it to be always "Checked".

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I just installed a seperate soundcard to the PCI-E slot and switched the front panel audio cable from the motherboard to this new soundcard, so I could also use the front panel's headphone connector.
Now the front panel headphone connector and both of the USB ports work fine, but now during each boot, I get the "Alert! Front I/O cable failure" prompt and I need to press F1 -button to continue the startup process. Other options are diagnostics and BIOS settings.
I made a small test and reconnected the audio cable back the motherboard and the boot was ok(no prompt), so I'm pretty convinced that in this case the prompt is useless.
How could I disable this alert? I could not find anything useful in BIOS settings. I used the BIOS settings to disable the integrated soundcard, but it didn't silence the prompt. Obviously the main goal is to be able to open the operating system without use of a keyboard.
System: Dell Optiplex 390 SFFOS: WIN7 64bitBIOS: A11 (newest)Soundcard: Asus Xonar DGX
Thank you all for any tips.

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How do I disable "delete browsing history" in Windows 7 Home Premium? it is my understanding that i have to edit my registry as Windows 7 HP does not have a Group Policy Editor. There was a tutortial that included a download to disable InPrivate Browsing that worked like a champ - Does anyone know how to edit the registry to disable Delete Browsing History?

A:Disable "Delete Browsing History" in Windows 7 Home Premium

Click on Start orb, type Regedit, right click on the result and select "Run as admin". Navigate to the following key.

Internet Explorer Delete Browsing History - Enable or Disable Access

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

In the right pane, create a DWORD value named DisableDeleteBrowsingHistory, set its value to 1.

(That sets it for the currently logged on User)

If you set it similarly in the key

HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

that sets it for all Users.

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This startred a few days ago on it's own, and i hate it - i want a flat windows explorer....normal....i don't want this library style rubbish.

please help.

A:How to disable Windows Explorer's "today, yesterday, last week" groups

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Is this what you're wanting to do ?
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

If not post a screen shot of what you want to remove

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I know that there are versions of Win7 that have this as an option, but is it possible to disable Fast User Switching in the Home Premium version?

Specifically, Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1


A:Disable "Fast User Switching" in Windows 7 Home Premium


If the correct section doesn't appear, scroll down to
"How to disable Fast User Switching in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Vista".


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Sorry if answered, but couldn't find. Is it possible to enable "display scaling on high DPI settings" while "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" turned on?

I would like "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" turned on so that I won't be needing to right-click every program's properties to disable "display scaling on high DPI settings", so that its text won't be blurred on most programs. But for this specific program, I need to enable "display scaling on high DPI settings" so that the program can function without having its words/buttons cut off. Unchecking nor checking the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" makes no difference unless "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" is turned off, which then makes all programs's "display scaling on high DPI settings" enabled, leading to most programs having blurry text. Is this possible? Or is there a way to have "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" checked for all programs at once by default while having "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" turned off? Thank you.

My DPI scale settings are at 125%

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Hello I am having a problem with a popup every time my Windows 7 32bit computer starts up. Its networked with 9 other computers through a central server @ a dental office. The programs used require 2 shared network drives in order to access the scheduling program/xrays. Everything is working normally. The problem is that we are moving from Xp to windows 7.
I have installed win 7 on two computers with no problems, the third one is working properly but is giving me a popup every time it starts up re: "Unable to reconnect to mapped network drives". The drives do not show as connected but the programs both work normally (which leads me to believe they are connected). I've just been trying to disable the popups themselves. I work in an office with people who are extremely computer illiterate and having the popup every time the comp starts up is just going to cause more problems for something that is a non issue.

When I attempt to change the "Windows Explorer" category in the Notification Area to "Hide icons and notifications" and hit OK it always changes back to "Only show notification". No other category does this and they all have been disabled without reverting back for no reason. I've tried regedit changes that have been posted here but nothing seems to get rid of the popups themselves. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Unable to disable win 7 notification center popup for "network drives"

Never ending problem with many possible solutions. It's come up many times in the past with no single solution that works for everyone.

Have you tried remapping the drive using the server IP \\serverIP\sharename rather than the \\server\name?

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Google Toolbar Tracks Browsing Even After Users Choose "Disable".

This article is about the issue of privacy with regard to Google Toolbar.

-- Tom

A:Google Toolbar Tracks Browsing Even After Users Choose "Disable"

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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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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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I wanted to disable the highly irritating "automatic image resizing" function in Firefox. So I followed these steps:

I went to >

1. about:config in the browser
2. Entered "browser.enable_automatic_image_resizing" in Filter field.
3. Double-clicked the single result and changed it to False.

No effect.

Everything still gets resized if it's a large image. I also closed and restarted Firefox.

Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Firefix didn't disable "automatic image resizing"

Can you give us an example (website) of an image getting resized?

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..."Click here to fix this problem"

I don't want Automatic updates and turned them off. Now I want to get rid of this pesky popup...

A:How to disable the Microsoft corner popup about "Automatic Updates is Turned Off"...

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Recently a friend of mine used my computer while I was in the shower. I have no problem with my friends using my laptop at all. Although, he felt the need to "delete browser History" from IE7, all of it. With that, he deleted all my saved usernames and passwords, which I never can remember and that's why I save them. This is the 2nd time this has happened to me (different users).

So, my question is:

In the dialog window for "Delete Browser History", is there a way to disable the "Delete Forms" and/or "Delete Passwords" buttons???

I've seen a way to disable the "Delete History" button from that dialog box. (Pictured Below) I have tried using the same registry edits as the "Delete History" button tweak, but changing the relative info for forms and passwords, and it does not work.

I'm running XP PRO - Updated as of this AM. I appreciate your any in site that you may have. Thanks!

A:Solved: Disable "Delete Forms and Passwords" Buttons - IE7

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Hello and good day!

I have a Network Access Server (NAS) which I use solely to store files. I don't necessarily use this drive each time I boot Windows 7 (Ultimate), but I have several folders mapped ([U:] \Lan_Drive\<user name>; [M:] \Lan_Drive\Music; [P:] \Lan_Drive\Pictures) as drives.

In order to save some electricity (and I would think, drive life, too) My NAS will put the drives to sleep if they have not been accessed in longer than 90 minutes.

So, what happens is that when I boot into Windows 7, I get a little balloon pop-up out of the system tray to notify me that these drives, which I have maped to a network folder, cannot be mounted, presumably because the NAS is in sleep mode. As soon as I open Windows Explorer and access the drives, the NAS "wakes up" and I can browse the contents of the drives/folders.

What I would like to do is disable this balloon pop-up warning.

Thank you for your thoughts.

Best regards,

A:disable system tray balloon "cannot connect to drive"

hi boggsie,welcome to SF
I suggest this

To disable balloon tips, do the following:
Download DisableBalloonTips.zip (< 1 KB)
Extract the zip file
Double click on DisableBalloonTips.reg
When prompted, click Yes
To enable balloon tips again, just follow the steps above and replace step 4 by double clicking on ReEnableBalloonTips.reg

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I'm not sure if this is a Vista issue or a Dell printer issue. When I hooked up my dell printer to my dell laptop (vista), everytime I print a page a voice comes out of nowhere and says "now printing"......then it says "done printing". Also, a notice comes up on the bottom right side of the screen showing the printing progress along with ink levels.

I want to disable both the voice announcement and the printing progress on the right side of the screen. Basically, I just want the darn thing to print for me with no bells and whistles

A:Solved: Vista - How can I disable the "done printing" voice announcement?

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