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Q: Event Log Online Help doesn't function

After the UA upgrade I see several errors in the Event Viewer. In the past you could get more info by clicking the Event Log Online Help. You may still do this, but you arrive on an advertisement page of MS. Do they skip this source of information?

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My Win 7 Pro x64 system just started acting up. When I select an event in the Event Viewer, the More Information: Event Log Online Help link doesn't open IE10. When I click on the link, the Event Viewer pop-up confirmation box open to confirm sending information across the internet, but when I click "Yes" the box goes away and I get a momentary indication from the cursor that the action is processing then nothing. It will not change the active IE10 page or open IE10.

Is there a solution with out a system restore?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Regards

A:Event Viewer Event Log Online Help Links don't function

I don't know much about this kind of stuff - but here is what I dug up using Microsoft's Process Monitor and Process Explorer.

The mmc app (event viewer) sends info to one of the svchost instances (netsvcs).

Svchost writes some info to the registry about a scheduled task and then runs that task.

This starts taskeng - which starts wscript.

Wscript runs a temporary VBS file that is supposed to send a URL to the operating system (shell).

The OS is supposed to open your default browser.

Here is the contents of the VBS file from my testing:

Code:
Set shell = createobject("wscript.shell")
Shell.run """C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\tmp78C0.url"""


You might try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And let's hope that some other forum member can suggest things that you should check.

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Hi,

I am new to the forum and have searched to see if I can find a fix for my issue.

My issue is whenever I use the Event Log Online Help link in any Event Notification all I get is transferred to this page Page Not Found

I am new to Windows 8 but I used this service regularly with XP. I don't know if it is a set up issue or if the help is not available for Windows 8 ... I hope the latter is not the case as I am trying to resolve a completely different issue.

Any assistance would be great!

A:Event Viewer - Event Log Online Help

Well, I am still trying to get the Event Log Online Help link in Event Viewer working!

Could someone tell me what their data values are in the following registry entries:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\EventViewer\MicrosoftRedirectionProgram
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\EventViewer\MicrosoftRedirectionProgramCommandLineParameters

My data entries are blank and I am sure there should be something .

Thanks

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Hi all

Can someone please help me with a problem.

After recently upgrading my old laptop from Win XP to Windows 7 I see an issue at:
Performance Information and Tools/ Advanced Tools.

Error says: Performance issues : Drivers are causing Windows to start slowly. View Details.

This reports a problem with adf.sys (ancillary functions driver for winsock) which is related to internet connectivity I think but I am having no problems connecting to the internet or anything.

I went to this webpage: Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock - Windows 7 Service - batcmd.com and downloaded the bat file after entering the details Windows 7 Pro SP1 but after running the file the problem is still there.

Was it safe to run this file - could someone with more skills check out the file and make sure I haven't installed something really stupid and also is there a way to get this error to stop reporting.

Thanks

A:Ancillary function driver fo winsock (adf.sys) Event ID 102

Recommend you delete that file. Drivers should be download from Microsoft or the manufacture's website. You did not provide sufficient VAIO identification to search for support beyond...
Support : Sony Australia

Please complete your My System Specs information. See tutorial...
System Info - See Your System Specs

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When I click on the Event Log Online link inside Event Viewer I am sent to this page

http://www.microsoft.com/library/errorpages/smarterror.aspx?aspxerrorpath=http%3a%2f%2fwww.microsoft.com%2fhmee%2fRedirect.aspx%3fProdName%3dMicrosoft%c2%ae%2bWindows%c2%ae%2bOperating%2bSystem%26ProdVer%3d6.1.7600.16385%26EvtID%3d900%26EvtSrc%3dMicrosoft-Windows-Security-SPP%26LCID%3d1033%26wa%3dwsignin1.0
http://www.microsoft.com/library/errorpages/smarterror.aspx?aspxerrorpath=http%3a%2f%2fwww.microsoft.com%2fhmee%2fRedirect.aspx%3fProdName%3dMicrosoft%c2%ae%2bWindows%c2%ae%2bOperating%2bSystem%26ProdVer%3d6.1.7600.16385%26EvtID%3d900%26EvtSrc%3dMicrosoft-Windows-Security-SPP%26LCID%3d1033%26wa%3dwsignin1.0



            



                    We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found.                  

                    The URL may be misspelled or the page you're looking for is no longer available.                  


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The following item showed up in the Application Event Log:

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<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">


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<System>


 
<Provider
Name="System Restore" />


 
<EventID Qualifiers="0">8193</EventID>


 
<Level>2</Level>


 
<Task>0</Task>


 
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>


 
<TimeCreated
SystemTime="2011-09-04T04:00:01.000000000Z" />


 
<EventRecordID>65942</EventRecordID>


 
<Channel>Application</Channel>


 
<Computer>W7UX64PROD</Computer>


 
<Security
/>

 
</System>



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<EventData>


 
<Data>C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation</Data>


 
<Data>Scheduled Checkpoint</Data>


 
<Data>0x80070422</Data>


 
<Binary>220407809D010000870100009501000022CE28677C6DDA79E28C1C000000000000000000</Binary>

 
</EventData>


 
</Event>
 
I clicked on the Event Log Online Help and got the message box about what would be sent.  I clicked on Yes and the message box closed but nothing else appeared.
 
I went to:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/support/ee/ee_basic.aspx
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I have a Sony Vaio E System Model SVE1511A1EW. I have noticed when I want to use the Function Keys F5 and F6 for brightness and F3 and F4 for volume the do not function at all. I have looked on google and found that in Administrative Tools, Services and then Vaio Event Service, this was set to Manual. I have changed this to start up on Automatic about 10 times and it keeps reverting back to Manual from Automatic and the same thing happens again. Is there a solution to this as it is annoying.

Thanks
Andrew

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I have a Sony Vaio E System Model SVE1511A1EW. I have noticed when I want to use the Function Keys F5 and F6 for brightness and F3 and F4 for volume the do not function at all. I have looked on google and found that in Administrative Tools, Services and then Vaio Event Service, this was set to Manual. I have changed this to start up on Automatic about 10 times and it keeps reverting back to Manual from Automatic and the same thing happens again. Is there a solution to this as it is annoying.

Thanks
Andrew

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Hi, this has recently apeared on my Win 7 64 bit systems:
When accessing the Windows Event Logs and requesting the event log online help a page is displayed showing :

<fieldset>
404 - File or directory not found.
The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
</fieldset>


an example URL is 
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp?ProdName=Microsoft%C2%AE+Windows%C2%AE+Operating+System&ProdVer=6.1.7600.16385&EvtID=7036&EvtSrc=Service+Control+Manager&LCID=2057
This is happening in Explorer and Firefox and also on my Laptop and Tower both of which are fully up to date with windows updates.

Anyone have any idea of what the problem may be? 

A:Error 404 accessing Event Log Online Help

Hi,
On my lab machine, it's the same behavior with yours.
Replace the new address(http://www.microsoft.com/technet/support/ee/ee_basic.aspx) I provided in the above. it would take you to the page below:

This is the correct place.
You could click Advance search to input your event ID and source etc information to search. Of course, not all ID could get the result.
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Hi,

I have a desktop computer running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. My computer suffered from an improper shutdown during a power outage. I am getting multiple error messages on logging in, and the sfc /scannow command shows several corrupt files, including msvcr80.dll and multiple others, preventing programs like Microsoft Word from running properly.

I am getting the message after running sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt that
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. I used the findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt" command to get this log outputted to a sfcdetails.txt log, and it shows which files are corrupt.
I then decided to turn to DISM, in an elevated command prompt, to ensure the component store was good, so that SFC can fix the files. This is where I am getting lost.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth states that: The component store is repairable. However, when I run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth , I am told (after some minutes of it running) that DISM failed, no operation was taken, with an error code of 0x80240021.

Looking at the dism.log file, I am seeing a very long log. These are the initial lines:

[2344] Caller did not request sparse mount
[2344] Mounting new image.
Wim: [\\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim]
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A:Dism online restore health function gets error 0x80240021

Start with running chkdsk to scan & repair the file system along with any potential damaged sectors.

Open an elevated command prompt, Type: chkdsk /r > Press Y to run the scan on reboot.

Reboot the computer then run sfc & dism again.

If the system is unable to repair file corruption restore the computer using System Restore.

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I downloaded the latest version of Spybot search and destroy recently and installed it.
But the problem is that it runs fine but freezes when i click "Fix problem".
It does a full system scan sucessfully but i just can not get spybot to remove the spyware it finds. I have ad aware too, and it works perfectly fine.

I tried re-installing and re-downloading spy bot, but it just doesnt seem to work.

What do I do?????
 

A:Spy Bot doesn't function

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At first I could deal with not being able to run Windows Messenger Live (well not my sister anyway, since she was the one with the issue on her login), but now I can't seem able to use the 7.5 version.

When it is run, I find it rather difficult to interact with the program. I only bet on knowing that the text will appear soon enough, that my email will be typed in. When I make mistakes entering it, it takes rather long to fix it. It is sort of like writing a letter and then finally looking down at it to see what you have written. Even putting the cursor over the program makes it disappear (but it functions like it is there).
Anything past that, and I get issues just signing in, in a matter of a second. So that means it can't be a firewall (I use ZoneAlarm), because I have checked through that. Anyway, you get the resulting attachments 01 and 02. On the second one is where I am sort of confused. I tried using Repair, but that did nothing since I can do that a million times, and that would make no change. Something must be wrong with the host file. Somewhere along the lines I got what is now in the text file.

I have tried reinstalling the program (even from a new downloaded file), but that doesn't work. Also is a new .NET update on the computer something to think about? This happened a good while after I had it installed.

So how can I resolve this issue?
 

A:MSN Messenger 7.5 doesn't function

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Suddenly, I can't open an Adobe Acrobat file attachment to an e-mail or open a pdf saved file. I have uninstalled and downloaded Acrobat Reader numerous times (disabling Pop-up blocker and Norton anti-virus) when doing so.

The Acrobat 6.0 icon appears in "Programs" and on my desk-top. When I try to open a file the Acrobat 6.0 logo appears with a large hour glass, but never opens. When I click Control/Alt/Delete, a pattern about 5 inches square appears on the screen, and can only be gotten rid of by rebooting. When I go to turn off and reboot, an "End Program--Font Capture" window appears and blue horizontal line runs; I then click "End Now" and CP reboots.

The I have the problem all over again.

I use Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

Many thanks for your help.

Valtrano

After all that I am still back
 

A:Acrobal pdf 6.0 doesn't function

Uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader, reboot, and reinstall it.
 

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Hello,
I am having problems with my TV out. I have recently had my video card replaced and now have Geforce Nvidia FX5200. I can see the desktop on the TV, but I cannot watch movies, I only see the frame of the player and blackness in it, no movie.
I have tried updating the drivers. Nothing works. I am sure there is something somewhere I have to check or uncheck, but unfortunately I don't know what or where.
I would be very pleased if anyone could help me out here. TV out has no meaning if I cannot watch movies.
Much obliged,
Janez

A:TV out doesn't function properly

Quote:





Originally Posted by janezgorenc


Hello,
I am having problems with my TV out. I have recently had my video card replaced and now have Geforce Nvidia FX5200. I can see the desktop on the TV, but I cannot watch movies, I only see the frame of the player and blackness in it, no movie.
I have tried updating the drivers. Nothing works. I am sure there is something somewhere I have to check or uncheck, but unfortunately I don't know what or where.
I would be very pleased if anyone could help me out here. TV out has no meaning if I cannot watch movies.
Much obliged,
Janez




Update to the newest drivers.

Un-Install your other drivers from add/remove programs. Reboot. Now install the new drivers from www.nvidia.com

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My touch pad dosent work at all. I instal thr synaptic driver but sill nothing....
Iff anyone can halpe i will appreciate.
 

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I have a 3 year old ACER Aspire 5100 - actually a 5101AWLMi. I had a Malware problem last week, and subsequently had to take the machine back to the shop to have them replace the Audio driver, which the malware had knocked out. Now when I tried to aces the NTI CD&DVD maker from desktop to do a back-up disk on 'my docs', etc the CD/DVD maker doesn't work. A sign comes up saying
"% was not installed properly, or it was altered. Plse reinstall the software or contact tech support".
The control panel shows NTI Backup NOW!4 containing 29 mgs, and NTI CD&DVD Maker containing 164 mgs, but nothing activates. Am travelling, so would like to do the backups.
Am concerned that the DVD driver was affected...if so, how to repair or replace?? Tried to get ACER support to assist but they advise my item is "out of warranty"
Thanks
 

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I am troubleshooting a video game that refuses to work. The developers of said game are aware of an issue, and have asked for feedback on a web-forum. I wanted to post the event viewer logs to the forum, for them to see. Is it safe to post the event viewer error logs online? My main concern was computer name, and SID (Security Identifier) number. Which are both included in the log.
 

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I am not sure what to make of something that happened online a couple of weeks ago. A user of a forum (which I used an anonymous pseudonym for) and posted no real information about myself on other than the state that I grew up in and the state that I live in now "guessed" my first name correctly. In a comment that the user posted, they addressed me by first name. Not the last, just the first. I do have a common name. However, this strikes me as quite odd. As I said, I provided little to no information on the forum. What do you think could be going on here? Could this user of the forum have somehow been able to connect this anonymous pseudonym, which I only used for this site and is not similar to other usernames I have had. And the only information about myself that I mentioned was the state that I live in and the state that I grew up in. No information about my occupation, age, or anything of the sort.

Just the state I live in, the state I grew up in, a a couple comments about some technical subjects I have knowledge on (publicly available information that anyone could research either out of sufficient interest as a hobby or for their occupation), and a story about a friend's UFO sighting which I had posted about on another anonymous account many years ago. This account was actually my first name, but when I typed the more recent comment into Google nothing from this forum or that earlier post came up. Could someone really have figured out my name based on su... Read more

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I have Windows 7 and mostly use interest explorer but since I'm having trouble updating the java for my computer and especially for the x64 side of things I thought I'd try my internet explorer. I go to open it and it does nothing but sit there.
Any reason for this would help me.
Thanks

A:Internet Explorer doesn't function

To get your IE working again run inetcpl.cpl and go to advanced and click the reset and reset everything.

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Hi:
The troubleshooter & Repair tool has stopped functioning since I have updated my Windows version to 2004 (OS Build 19041.1). Could you tell me is there any way that I can get it fixed?
Thanks,


RezaNiazi

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When I go to "search" I get the basic box but it is empty. There are no options within the box. What files make up this function? If I can pinpoint what is missing I think I can get it working again.

I search by hitting Programs, then search. Win XP 1 gig ram, 250 gb HD etc. I think a malware program deleted a file thinking it was bad.

Bill

A:Search function doesn't work

Hello Bill


Open Explorer and go to the Windows\Inf folder.
Locate the srchasst.inf file. Right click it and select Install.
You'll need your XP CD or the files from the I386 folder.

The Windows\Inf folder is a hidden folder. You can adjust your Explorer Folder Options (View tab) to Show hidden files and folders.
Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View
Check ?Show hidden Files?
Uncheck ?Hide protected system files?
Apply

You can also click Start, Run and enter %SystemRoot%\Inf to open directly to the Inf folder.

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My function keys doesn't work. I have tried to find drivers on HP support, but can only find for OP Windows 7.BR/Torsten

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Win 7 Home Premium version Svc pack 1; Toshiba Satellite L505. I can't get the Send To function to work when I right click in Librarys. Specifically, I want to send a picture to One Note. I have done the proper steps with no result. What am I missing?
 

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Newly installed Windows XP has no search function

I repeat NONE
 

A:My Search function doesn't work

If you have taken anything out of startups via msconfig please go to Start – Run – type in msconfig – click OK and click on the Startup tab. Put a check mark beside everything you see listed there and then please do the following:

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

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

 

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after a dramatical crash of hdd I have to change with another .

I used restore system dowloaded in a usb key and everthing worked prperly except fn key that doesn't open menu with grey keys .

in eg. I can't turn-off wi-fi device . someone can help me?

thanks a lot for now .

P.S. I apologize for my poor english so that I'm asking if is possible respond esily or better in italian .

A:Function key doesn't work properly

May I ask you what notebook model do you have and what Windows system is currently preinstalled?

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Hello.
 
I have recently upgraded two of my computers to windows 8.1. The first went fine, but the second hung on restart.  That is to say, 
1. I went to the Store
2.  I downloaded 8.1
3.  the computer restarted (shut down ok, but hung on restart, with manufactures screen-couldn't do anything)
4.  After a long wait I manually shutdown and turned the computer on.
5. The installation went fine
6.  Everything works fine
7.  Restart doesn't work
 
So when I have to restart, for example when installing a program.  I have to shut down and then turn it back on.
 
If I click restart, it shuts down and then hangs.
 
I have made no changes to the settings from windows 8.  (I did disable the Hyper V services, as I don't use them and I had to download the english language pack as I live in spain
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A:Windows 8.1 restart doesn't function

Hello.  I found the problem. 
NvTmru.exe from nvidia was the problem.
 
Moved it to delayed startup and no more problems.  fixed the other problem I had with the keyboard and display languages acting funny. 
 
I will move this to the windows 8.1 thread for info purposes.
 
Thnks,
sabrin

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I use Xp Home and nwo whenever I try to search somethign , ANYTHING , i get a dialog box , on which only F....... and some ... aer writtten , and there is no error no nothing , just that dialog box , on which I hve only 1 button to click after which I go back to search page.
Is there any service required to run in the startup for it to work ??

Coz I have turned off many services , but that was a long time ago, this started happening recently
 

A:Search function doesn't work now

Have you checked to see if the search function works in SafeMode?

Have you installed any updates to the current software like your AV program for instance?

Anyway, the first thing I'd try would be to run SFC from a command prompt within Windows XP and see what happens

sfc /scannow

BTW, in reference to the services, I doubt that's an issue. Windows XP will start a service if it's needed, regardless of whether you've disabled it.
 

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I'm not certain if I'm posting this in the correct forum. Hope so. Very weird problem and have spent 2 days trying to work it out.
I have the Adobe Flash Player ... I have BBC and ITV Player.

A week ago we were able to go to ITV-1, and watch two episodes of an outstanding show called Downton Abbey. This is 24 hours after broadcast and is a catch up service. No problem. But suddenly, when trying to get the third episode, nothing.
It just will not open. Called ITV who suggested that perhaps I should uninstall and then reinstall Adobe Flash. I did. Still no joy. Cleared cache and history and all the things we're always told to do on a regular basis. Defragged ... cleared disk ...
even did a restore to another date. Nothing worked. So I'm stumped. I have broadband and oh by the way ... I see below that it says under system info that my AV isn't updated. Well, it sure is.
Sorry to be long winded but don't know another way to explain the problem here. The site and show in question play on other people's PCs, so the problem has to be here in mine. Funny thing tho, I can still get BBC-TV, no problem.

Any ideas out there?
Thanks
j.


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A:player doesn't function for ITV television

checked 3rd and 4th episode , works all OK from here
try clearing you cache temporary files and history of the browser you use
I tried IE and google chrome both worked

control panel
internet options
in the general tab
delete options
 

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I update my lenovo Z70-80 to windows 10 and the F7 Function Key Airplane Mode doesn't work. In past I had installed Windows 8.1 but my original S.O was 8 by factory default and when I update it to Win 8.1 the funtionality of this F7 Funtion key I did not care. But now when I recently update it to W10 I remember that this F7 Fn key doesn't works. I was looking for an inmediate solution by web and I tried with diferent options and nothing. I used this optionshttp://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031814http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds032258http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031946 I attach a couple of pictures about system properties where is posible to see some diferences between W8 and W10.https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2b8I6sivs18WGt0R2NpdmxGek0 I can see special devices called like: Lenovo Pointing DeviceLenovo Virtual Keyboard DeviceDDP UMDF driver and more that in Win 10 is imposible to see installed. I need to solve this problem and if is posible that someone help me. Thanks in advanced.

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I'm copying folder A on external drive E to folder B on external drive K. Folder B is an older copy of folder A which I now want to update so that I have an identical copy of folder A on drive K. I'm calling the copy of folder A on drive K "folder B" just for simplicity. Folder A is 27 gigabytes, 121 folders, 4,000 files.

When I copy A to B the system copies just the new files and after awhile tells me that there are copies of the remaining files already in folder B so I click on cancel or skip remaining files. Then just to be sure I copy folder B back to folder A and it finds a couple hundred files that it says are not in folder A so it adds them then tells me the rest are already in A. So next I just want to be really sure they are both the same so copy folder A back to folder B again, but it starts copying another hundred files from A to B.

I have done this back and forth thing over 20 times till I got completely bored doing it and every single time it copys more files from B to A, then more files from A to B, then more files from B to A, then more files from A to B and on and on. If I look at the properties of both A and B they are identical, same number of bytes, files and folders. But the copy process never sees that they are identical. It will forever think there are some files in A that are not in B and that there are some files in B that are not in A no matter how many times I do this cross copying.

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A:Why doesn't the copy function ever know that 2 folders are identical?

Have a look at this. I think it will solve your problem. Much easier and a more elegant way of achieving what you are trying to do!
Download SyncToy 2.1 from Official Microsoft Download Centre

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Okay forum I am coming to you once again for a little assistance.

Today I went to fire up my desktop and everything loaded quick and fine as usual. But when I went to click on my browser nothing happened. I then proceeded to try and click on my Windows Start button but again nothing happened. Nothing will function at all. The system just freezes and won't do anything.

My system is set up using an SSD for the OS and a RAID0 array for the programs and user files. While I have had issues with CHKDSK pulling the Raid array apart it is now disabled on both the SSD and the Raid array. I tried loading with the install disk and going to a restore point but the only one is from the updates yesterday and the issue still remains. I have also tried the SFC /SCANNOW using the command prompt on the install disk and it found no errors. I'm at a loss here and really don't want to do a fresh install. This thing is a pain to set up.

Thanks all in advance.

A:Windows 7 Opens and looks fine but doesn't function

Okay so I figured it all out. Still not sure why it happened but here's how I fixed it. I rebooted the system and loaded into safe mode. Once in I accessed the hidden system admin, found my user profile and transferred it over to another drive just in case. During the transfer the loader froze so I had to abort with a manual system power down (holding down the D-Day button). Once the system booted up (again into safe mode) I ran CHKDSK again on both drives. Again the results came back negative. However when the system rebooted into normal OPS I had a functional desktop. The only issue being that even though I logged into my profile, once in I got an error. "You have been signed into a temporary profile, etc. etc." Since I at least have some headway I jumped over to the hidden system admin and went to the REGEDIT. I found my User Profile Registry Key, backed it up and deleted it and rebooted. After I rebooted I no longer had this error but none of my saved files, movies or pictures were anywhere to be found. I did however manage to keep my programs installed. But then I got to thinking about that file I tried to back up. I tried to open it and got an error. I tried to delete it and it wouldn't let me. I finaly played it all out and ran CHKDSK again from safe mode on both drives. Lots of errors. After I booted the system up this last time I was able to open the file and low and behold I at least saved my docs and pics. Just transferred everything over and am now back ... Read more

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Hi there,  I'm using a T480 ThinkPad with Windows 10, which has a built-in HDMI output port that works very well with my standard external LCD display (an old Samsung model with a regular DVI to HDMI adapter). However, when I try to use the HDMI port of my Lenovo USB-C hub (c109) instead, I found that the dispaly is recognized by the operating system but cannot really receive any signal. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance for any response.

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This is quite a weird problem and it started when I replaced Firefox 3.6 with Firefox 4 (as in uninstall Firefox and install Firefox 4).
Everytime I am browing now Firefox 4 doesn't function properly in the taskbar. I made a screenshot of it which shows the problem much better.
As you can see Chrome and Foobar2000 are function properly and the way I want it, but Firefox 4 doesn't. It show the open browser and the icon to start another Firefox window and that's not how I want it.
Could anyone help me with this small problem?

A:Firefox 4 doesn't function properly in the taskbar

I'm not having any problems with FF. I'm using RC1 version... Click on that icon and remove it from taskbar. After that click with right click on firefox icon(that you browse) and select Pin to Taskbar.

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The icon is on the desktop but nothing happens when I click on it. When I search for "recycle bin" only the icon comes up. Where is the bin and how do I get it to function?

A:Recycle bin - appears on desktop but doesn´t function

Hello Roffe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to open the Recycle Bin from any other location? Say from the drop down menu of the first arrow in the address bar in Windows Explorer.

If not, then you might see if the tutorial below may be able to help if the Recycle Bin is corrupted.

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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In Excel 2003, I have instructed that there be a sum of the dollar amount based on the grouping of each change of account number in another column.

What happens is that there are several subtotals of the same account number.

How to rectify?
 

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Hello.

My Toshiba laptop does not let any of the function keys operate properly. When I press one, nothing happens. I have also tried holding down the FN key, to no avail. I thought this was a Toshiba issue, but after multiple customer support "experiences" who told me that the operating system was corrupted, I think it may be a Windows 8.1 issue. This happened under Windows 8 too. Toshiba has a keyboard driver for this laptop model for Windows 7, but not 8.1. Is this a common problem with Windows 8.1, and if so, can you provide a solution or fix to this issue? (All drivers are up to date and function key support is enabled in the BIOS)

Laptop: Toshiba c55-a5285.

Thank you very much,

wws

A:Toshiba laptop doesn't have function key support Win 8.1

Anyone have a solution?

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Hey everyone, I'm running a T450s Thinkpad on Win10. I have a very annoying issue; the function key for adjusting screen brightness doesn't work anymore. I guess it got 'broken' by Win10, but anyway, i can get it fixed. Tried installing new drivers for graphics and monitors but nothing helped so far... Grtz,Ewoud 

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Hey there!

I had a problem with the Accupoint, it moved alone, so I desactivated.
But the problem is that I also desactivated the two buttoms above the pad.

Is there a any way to repair the AccuPoint or desactivate it without desactivating the buttons?

I have a Toshiba Portege Z30-A with Windows 10

Thanks!

Accupoint or Trackpoint

A:Toshiba Portege Z30-A - Accupoint doesn't function

I believe it is a touchpad cable issue. Send it in for repair.

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I have about 600 gigs of storage space and windows search doesn’t work so I’m a bit frustrated at this problem.

When I run windows search function I get 2-3 recently created files and nothing else. The process of getting these results take less than a second sometimes and it doesn’t comb threw my folder structure the way it used to. I have indexing on and I’ve had indexing off but this does not effect the results. I’m not sure when this problem first popped up but I assume it was about 4-5 months ago when my step dad changed my network settings because of some bad advice from some tech support who didn’t know what kind of system I had.

I’ve tried using “Windows Desktop Search” and that didn’t work either so I uninstalled that. I don’t want to use 3rd party search programs just because the windows search has worked fine for me so far with the exception to this. Any help is appreciated

Thanks.
 

A:Windows search function doesn't work

Start -> Search -> Files and Folders -> More Advanced options -> check around there..
 

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hello,

the screensaver on my windows xppro [sp3] dell desktop abruptly stopped working two weeks ago. please advise me how i can get it to work again.

my internet connection is a lan, and i use a logitech cordless mouse. i've had this dell optiplex desktop for a couple of years.

thank you.

A:windows xp pro screen saver doesn't function

Hello campus56


1.If you are using an old mouse, try cleaning it.

2. You might have a process running in the background that keeps XP thinking it is busy and so the screen saver won`t start.
Go into msconfig and uncheck everything you don`t need, then see if the screen saver will kick in.

Start/Run and type in
msconfig
OK

Startup Tab
Keep the page open then go to link below. It will tell you what all the entries are and whether you can disable them or not

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

Read the Key at foot of page, then click on "Here" at top. Use the Search box to check all your entries

3. Try this too
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Line 51 left hand side. Click on "Disable/Enable"


It could be that something is resetting the timer. It doesn't take very much vibration to move the mouse a little bit and that sets the timer back to zero. Could something like that be a possibility? Or a pet that walks on the keyboard?

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I recently upgraded my 3 computers to Windows 8.1. Only 1 PC (INTEL) is working as it should. The other 2 PC's are AMD based and the search function is acting funny. When I search it gives my the results, but when I click on says I'm looking for DEVICES AND PRINTERS and I search "printers", it gives my the result. If I click on DEVICES AND PRINTERS tab it doesn't respond, but when I click on say my Canon printer's link to MY PRINTER it responds. I ran SFC/SCANNOW and also DISM (Micorsoft actually ran it) and nothing changed. It sometimes locks me onto the Meto screen and I have to reset the PC to get back to my normal Desktop. When it does that non of the Metro tiles works. Micorsoft technician also tried to create a new user account which comes out blank and when creating another account, as soon as you log into the account it immediately signs out of it and don't allow you access. I tried to refresh the pc, but the frustrating part is, it asks you to choose a keyboard layout, but disables all USB and PS ports. Now how do I choose a keyboard layout, unless I have a touch screen. Microsoft really didn't think this trough. Is there anybody that perhaps now how to get the searh to work. Oh I do have searchindex.exe in my system32 folder and in services I stop and restarted Windows Search, but still no change.

A:Search function in Windows 8.1 doesn't work as it should

Problem solved. After Microsoft technicians tried everything and my PC crashed I decided to just redo. Then I found out that a program called Wisecare 365 that I was running on my Windows 8 PC caused all the problems. It went and deleted registry and other files that windows 8.1 need to operate with. So it's no longer on my PC and so far Windows 8.1 is running fine.

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I can't use or run "restore" anymore on XP machine. I have no idea what happened. I don't seem to have any other problems.

Bill

A:Restore function doesn't work anymore

It sounds as if System Restore may have become corrupted. You can try reinstalling the feature. Here's how:In Control Panel or Windows Explorer, click Folder Options and then View tab
Under Advanced Settings, scroll down and find "Show hdden files and folder." Check the box.
Find "Hide extensions for known files types." Uncheck that box. Click Apply, OK.
In Windows Explorer, find your Windows folder (usually on the C: drive but not always). Navigate to the inf folder and open it.
Find a file named sr.inf
Right click the file and select Install.

Important: This creates a new installation of System Restore, but it will delete any restore points that you had created previously.

kind regards,

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I recently installed new hard-drives, 1 master and 1 slave. I still have all of my data from the new drive transfer, I can install and run programs on my new drive, but some of existing applications aren't working properly.

The most critical is my problem with " System Restore". Everytime I run System Restore from the Start Menu > Accessories > ... , I get the pop up for debugging it. The pop up is the grey box that says "Send Error Report or Don't Send". While it was working I used it everyday, but now it always crashes when I open it up. What happens if something bad happens to my PC, how will I be able to restore my PC to an earlier secure stage? Please help me, it's critical that I get use of my System Restore back again. Do I have to reinstall WinXP again or what?

Microsoft Word keeps telling me to "repair" the program everytime I open up a word document. Now, I'm able to open up a word document, read it, edit and save. But when I open them up it also talks about the repair, a "Windows Installer" box pops up, then disappears, afterwards telling me to reinstall\repair Word 10.0 or something like that because there's an error in Microsoft Office. Should I reinstall\repair my Microsoft Office CDs?

A:System Restore function doesn't work!

MS-MVP Bert Kinney has a terrific site on System Restore, including how to use the .inf file to restore the service. Recommended: http://bertk.mvps.org/

Bert also is the moderator for the System Restore Subforum on AUMHA. You might want to peruse the answered questions there or leave a new post: http://www.aumha.net/

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"Send a link" function does not work
I get a message that says “Microsoft exchange server is unavailable”.

the exchange server is available however, because i'm able to send email, and use all the functionality of email.
 

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Hi

I've searched for this and found a couple of similar threads around Wireless Networking but they don't quite match the problems I'm having.

I have a Sony VAIO laptop running Windows XP. I've had the machine for about 18 months now and have had no problems connecting to my wireless router. I have always been able to detect 4 or 5 local networks as well as my own.

About 3 months ago I was prompted to upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to IE7 and (foolishly) did so. This caused huge problems and eventually I had to reverse the procedure using Norton Go Back - this was largely successful although I still seem to get a couple of error messages on start up that weren't there previously. One thing that the unscrambling exercise did not fix, however, was the wireless connection which has never worked since.

The problem manifestation is simple: when I double click the wireless icon on the task bar it tells me that "No wireless networks were found in range. Make sure the wireless switch on your computer is on". Despite making various attempts at overcoming this, including re-installing the router software, I have made no progress.

Picking-up from the previous threads, I have checked the contents of my Start Up folder - nothing at all in there. Also, I have looked at Wireless Zero Configuration and this shows as 'Started' and start up type 'Automatic'.

Any ideas?

Many thanks.
 

A:Solved: Wireless Network doesn't function

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Hello!Function keys fn+F4 (display scrren 1 or 2/ both screens...)/F5/F6 (light) doesn't work. However fn+F1/F3/F8/F9 (sleep and sound) work.Rewrited Chipset and Input devices drivers. Doesn't work anyway. Please help.

A:Function Keys Fn+F4/F5/F6 EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 doesn't wo...

Fixed

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