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Q: Solved: Stuck folder settings

I have hidden folders on my computer that I want to view. The odd thing is that it is already selected as view hidden folders in the folder options menu. No matter how I change the settings it is stuck on show hidden files, but it does not show them. I have also tried to restore defaults and it sets it to show hidden files. I pretty sure that show hidden files is not the default.

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A: Solved: Stuck folder settings

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I have a 433mz Celeron with 128mb RAM running Win98SE. I cannot get the display settings to give me anything better than 16 colors (the other option is 2 colors!!) and a 640x480 screen size. I ran a Belarc and have a Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA) and a Sylvania F96 monitor. I've downloaded the latest drivers for each -- the graphics adapter is from Microsoft from 4-23-99 and the monitor driver is from Sylvania from 1-14-02.

I've also tried removing the display adapter and monitor and reinstalling them completely.


A:[SOLVED] Display Settings Stuck at 16

the standard pci graphics adapter only allows 16 colors.

we need to get your video drivers reinstalled.

what make and model video card do you have?

if you have onboard video, we will need either the make/model of your computer or the model number from your motherboard to find the correct video drivers for you.

if you have an actual video card, pull it out and look at it and tell us the make./model and we will find the drivers for you.

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i have just installed new drivers for my nvidia gefroce4 mx440 video card and now cannot change out of 4-bit colour. the option for 32-bit is there however when i try to apply it the screen reloads still in 4-bit

A:Solved: cant change colour settings, stuck in 4-bit

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Okay, here's the rundown as best as I can remember it...

Several years ago (around 10, if I'm approximating), I purchased a slew of components and built my first computer from scratch. Since that time I have run through four power supplies. It seems as though some other component is causing these power supply failures. This is not the purpose of this post, however (but some back story).

Now, I am not the most technically savvy person in the world, and after the second failure, I took the computer to a "professional". While I don't know what he did in its entirety, I did notice a change that confused me. However, as I had decided to be an end user from this point forward and not a techie person, I didn't question it. The change... I could access the user account "Documents" folder from the "My Computer" window but not from within the "Documents and Settings" folder under the root directory.

In other words, if I were to double-click the "My Computer" icon, I would be given the usual options of hard disk drives and CD drives as well as the "Shared Documents" folder and the "_Username_ Documents" folder for the user logged in. (That would by Ahr Neely's Documents for the Ahr Neely user, and as there was only every one user created on the computer it was the only documents folder that should have existed.)

However, if I were to, from the "My Computer" window, open the C:\ d... Read more

A:Solved: Missing User Folder from "Documents and Settings" Folder

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I am not sure what caused it but one day the documents and settings folder in the 'C' drive just dissapeared. I then scanned for viruses, and it found a few adware files, and 2 viruses. I got rid of everything. It still is gone. I have no restore points or any of that. I even tryed reinstalling XP and it still is gone. And for example if you look for music through musicmatch, and you go in the 'C' drive. It shows that the doc & settings folder is really there. I tryed formatting the folder to show hidden files. It is still not there.... I REALLY NEED HELP!!!!

A:Solved: The documents and settings folder is gone??

Does anyone have any ideas at all??? I've tryed using spybot and ad-aware SE and removed all they came up with... but nothing helped

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Hi guys. New here. Been doing IT stuff for almost 6 years now and I've never seen anything like this.

I've got a user who was working perfectly until this morning, then, logging on as normal, everything was gone. Desktop icons and folders, gone, settings, gone, my docs, gone. Now here's the bizzare part.

at C:/Documents and Settings/ his folder still exists. All files are in place, everything is great.

When I was setting up his backup application, I noticed another phenominon: his My Documents and Desktop are listed as being located at:

C:/Documents and Settings/TEMP/My Documents, etc.

Nothing has changed. Why is his log in now associated with a TEMP directory? Could it be a Windows Update perhaps? I've watched him log on. I know he's doing it right. What the devil is causing this problem? Help? Anyone?

EDIT: He's running WinXP Pro, SP3, with Office 2007 SP1. It's a Dell Latitude D630 with 2GB RAM.

A:Solved: User Folder still there, Settings gone (XP Pro)

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Ok, one more w2k question before I pack it in for this morning:

For ease of file browsing, I prefer to have them arranged by type. But no matter how often I do this, w2k insists on showing them arranged by name. Is there a setting I have missed or is there a registry tweak that will force it to properly remember the setting?


A:[SOLVED] How To Save Folder Settings

Set them as you like them, then on a folder or Window Explorer, open Tools/Folder Options/View and click on the "Like Current Folder" button.

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Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is do-able, but I'm really tired of different folders having colums like "tags" "rating" etc - I work from home and when I'm looking for date related files or sizes, I have to right click on the colums and reset the ones I need and remove the ones I don't...

I want to have change the attributes of every fodler I open to show "name" "size" "type" & "date modified" ONLY!

Is this possible?

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Folder columns - reset to my own settings?!

After setting things the way you want them, have you tried the "Folder Option, View Tab" and then the "Apply to all folders" button.

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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit, Service Pack 2

A strange and frustrating thing is happening with my Windows Vista folders. When I change the settings, (position / size, view, layout, etc…) of one folder, the settings of a different folder changes in the same way. And if I change the other folder’s settings, the first folder’s settings change in the same way. It’s as if the folder’s saved settings are somehow linked — as if Vista is treating them as the same folder. If I change the name of one of the folders, they are no longer linked, but they become linked to different folders instead!

This is happening to a number of folders, where two different folder’s saved settings are being linked. I’ve even noticed three different folders settings being linked together in this way.

In Folder Options/View, I have, ‘Remember each folder’s view settings’, checked. That didn’t help. (In fact, it seems to remember the settings even when it’s unchecked. And the folders that are linked together still change each others settings in the same way.)

In Folder Options/View, I’ve tried the, ‘Reset Folders’, and, ‘Apply to Folders’, buttons. That didn’t help.

In Folder Options/View, under, ‘Managing pairs of Web pages and folders’, I checked, ‘Show both parts and manage them individually’. That didn’t help.

I edited the registry to disable, ‘Automatic Folder Type Discovery’. That didn’t help.

I have never come across a software problem that I couldn’t fi... Read more

A:Solved: Two different folder's view settings have become linked.

I think I found a solution that seems to have worked. I don’t know what caused the problem in the first place, so I don’t know if this solution will be permanent. For anyone else who has this problem, I hope this solution works for you:

Reset All Folder View Settings to Make Vista Remember


After doing steps 1 to 8 in OPTION ONE (automatic method), I skipped down to step 29 in OPTION TWO (manual method), (as instructed in step 8 of OPTION ONE) I did steps 29 to 32. I found steps 33 - 35 confusing. I skipped them, but the problem seems to have been fixed anyway, so you may not have to do past step 32.

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I'm new to windows 7 and having a hard time navigating the file structure. When I try to open documents and settings, access is denied. Under libraries-documents there is a folder named My Videos.....access is denied to that one as well. How do I get access. I'm the only user and an administrator. Why can't I see what's in these folders? Thanks.

A:Solved: Can't access Documents & Settings Folder

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Running Windows 7, home premium version.
None of the Documents and Settings folders will allow me to view, open, or modify them - for any user.
I am logged on as Administrator.


A:Solved: Documents and Settings folder not cooperating

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Hi all,

I've been there so many times...

Start>My Computer>C drive(or wherever Windows in installed)>Documents & Settings>User Name>Local Settings.

Then I open a couple of folders and delete all those temp files etc.

BUT....after a clean install and a couple of repairs later I note that the Local Settings folder that should reside within each users folder in Docs & Settings, isn't there?

So where are they???

Is it normal that this file is absent???

Any thoughts on this???

Thankyou to all in advance.....

A:Solved: Local Settings Folder Missing?

Its hidden.

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using windows xp home edition on laptop - refuses to remember folder views, although repeatedly I have unchecked and rechecked the box in folder options that says "remember each folders view settings" in an attempt to "reboot" that feature, but my folders keep reverting back to a standard view setting. I keep resetting the folder view the way I want it and it continually refuses to retain it, very frustrating! Any advice appreciated.

A:Solved: won't remember folder view settings!

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Hi - I found your forum while googling for an answer as to why this folder - C:\Documents and Settings\Lisa - with just "Local Settings" folder in the window - comes up every time I start Windows XP...

I ran HijackThis and have pasted the log below. (I had HijackThis on my PC from some Virus help I received a year or so ago - so since I noticed that's usually what you guys request - I went ahead and ran it now! )

Can you please help me figure out how to get this annoying window to go away on StartUp?

Thanks a bunch!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:40:06 AM, on 3/7/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\hmpsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\CV\bin\HostControlService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\CV\bin\HostStorageService.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Comm... Read more

A:Solved: Documents and Settings Folder opening on Startup

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Ive been running vista for about a month now no real problems. Today i open outlook and get this:
So i try to open said file but when I try to open Loacl Settings i get this

Followed by:
No this is very very odd as I am the only user of my computer and I am a full administrtor.
So i check the file permisions:
Whats going on anyone know?
I am aware of the forums policy on security so I ask that all replies contain information that would only be usefull to someone with full admin permisions.

A:Solved: Access Denied to Local Settings Folder

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Win xp sp2. My computer crashed and I had to use the recovery disc supplied by the manufacturer. The recovery process erased the HD but offered me the option of backing up which I did. When I try to open the 'owner' folder or any of the users folders it says 'Access denied'. How can I open my owner folder to recover my files. This is only happening with the users folders and not with other folders on the C: drive.

A:Solved: Denied access to c:\documents and settings\owner folder

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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I have a used laptop and have removed all of the previous owner's data. I have created a new user. I have changed the owner's name in My Computer and in the registry. Everything works well and I can find all my new files in My Documents as I expect. However in C:\Docs and Settings\ there is a folder with the old owner's name. XP will not let me rename it or delete it and says it is "a Windows system folder and is requred for Windows to run properly". Apparently some part of XP is still using some files/folders in the old owner's name folder. How can I get around this so I can clean up my disk and delete the old owner's folder?

A:Solved: Can't Delete Old Owner File in Docs & Settings Folder

I have moved Temporary Internet Files folder using IE Options. It appears to be moved but the History folder is still in the old location.

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Following a crash, I put in a new hard drive, reinstalled Windows, re-created the User accounts. Well some of that I had help with!
I made three User accounts and the folders appeared in Documents & Settings, no problems.

A few weeks later I decided to add another User account. The account was created successfully but its folder never appeared in Documents & Settings. That was about a
month ago and it's just never shown up. The account itself works fine, as far as I know. This morning I created a second User account for this person, to see if it would place a folder in Docs & Settings. It still didn't.

Before the crash, I had all four people with four separate accounts, so having four User accounts has not been a problem previously. It's not a reboot issue, as I've rebooted numerous times since creating the person's first account.
Is there a way to force the User account folder to appear in Documents & Settings since XP won't place it there automatically?

Edited to add:
When reinstalling HD, it had to be named "F," not "C."
That didn't affect creating the original three User accounts, though, so I don't know what to think about that. Also no problem with downloading programs, it always defaults to the correct location. Just thought this might be important.

AHHH..., nevermind, I figured it out. User accounts must first be logged into before the folders appear in Documents & ... Read more

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I usually try to fix these things myself but I don't even know where to begin searching on Google...

I was playing Mass Effect 2 (game) last night and the nvidia4 driver crashed (second time it's happened overall from this game...). I closed as many apps as I could, then told Windows to reboot. On rebooting, disk check ran and decided to delete about 12 files (it might have done other things, not sure). When I got back into Windows, all my preferences were gone and I realized that a new set of "Documents and Settings" files were created (called "Owner.MASTRPC", mastrpc is the name of the computer on my network) and even though Windows automatically logs in as "Owner" as usual, it points to that new folder instead of the usual "Owner" folder.

So basically all my preferences, shortcuts and passwords are gone, everything looks like a fresh install, and there are a ton of other inconveniences. Thankfully, the files from my Owner account are still on my hard drive. I think I need to point Windows to the correct Documents and Settings folder (Owner instead of Owner.MASTRPC).

Also, a second new account (ASP.NET) was created, which I've since deleted. But now I think that might have been from Windows Update awhile back. Not exactly sure what that's for.


A:Solved: User Account pointing to wrong Documents and Settings folder!

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I am currently baffled by the following issue;

OS - Win XP Pro 32bit SP3


When attempting to install certain packaged software it will fail or in some cases bring up the Windows Installer information window.

We have noticed that it appears to happen when an installer, EXE or MSI relies upon transforming a further extracted MSI with an MST file.

This only occurs if the files are attempted to be extracted to the root of the temp folder. The files are not created hence cannot be run. The Windows Installer information window will appear if you attempt to run msiexec pointing to a file that does not exist.

For example;

When it works, an example>
We run an EXE that is located on the desktop. This then extracts further EXE's (and subfolders) to a folder called, for example, "SFX18C.tmp". Another folder called, for example, "{8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539}", is also created within the TEMP folder which contains various INI files, an MSI and MST file. The installer then runs/transforms this MSI which appears to be named via a selection of random numbers and letters such as "aaetc234.msi & aaetc234.mst" in the root of the TEMP folder. The file size of this msi is exactly the same as the msi located in the {8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539} folder. The installation continues and these files are removed, along with the {8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539} and "SFX18C.tmp" folder.

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A:Solved: Local Settings Temp folder and transform issue with build and package install

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I have one folder in which I keep all my music. There are 605 items, consisting of both folders and music files.
I sort the folder by "date last saved" so that my newest songs are always at the bottom and the oldest are at the top, after the sub folders

However, whenever I open the folder, windows seems like it is re-searching and rebuilding the cache, taking upwards of 5 seconds in order for the folder to be sorted again.

This only started happening after I reinstalled windows, however that is all that has changed. My music is on another drive, the same drive that it was before I reinstalled.

Why does it keep doing this, and how do I get it to remember how it is sorted?

Attached is a video demonstrating what happens

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I have a drive that had Vista Home Premium on it & NTFS as the file system. The drive went bad with over 100 K bad sectors. Preformed a hard drive recovery; After several days I managed to remap all the bad sectors so that I could read the drive when booting from a XP boot CD or a UBCD cd.

Now When I view the drives directory structure I can browse most of what is listed except for the Documents & Settings folder. When I try that one I get the message "Access Denied". I tried getting into the properties to see if I can change the properties but the Security tab did not show up.

I am a lot more familiar with XP than Vista. Is there an added security feature Vista has on the Documents & Setting folder that only Vista can open it. I tried using a Vista Recovery disk but it was not able to see the partition. Also I am not sure if there are any tools on the disk to recover files from a drive that no longer boots windows.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


A:Security Settings for Documents and Settings Folder

"Access Denied" is a proper and routine message encountered...when moving a hard drive from one system to another. Only impacts the Docs & Settings files/folders, all other files can be easily accessed.So can the Docs & Settings folders, by taking ownership of the files/folders.Taking Ownership in VistaLouis

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I open a folder and modify it how I like it (maximized or not, size and shape of the window, folder setting, the whole 9 yards). Everything works fine until for no good reason, Vista sets the folder configurations I've set up back to default. GRRRRRRR!

There's no need to tell me to go to Tools-->Folder Options-->View-->Remember each folder's view settings| since that's selected by default anyway and I'm not dumb enough to de-select it.

When you customize a folder and apply the template to all subfolders, how do you get the view settings added to the template? It did that with XP and there's no excuse why it can't be done with Vista.

For example, let's say I had a folder named Storage. Inside Storage are two additional folders called, oh, Archive1 and Archive2. If I were to change the folder view in Storage to Large Icons and select "Documents" as the folder type and selected "apply the template to all subfolders," then when I open up Archive1 and Archive2, yes they'll be set to "Documents," but their folder views will be Details instead of Large Icons, and that's unacceptable.

A:Folder settings and customize folder tweak help needed.

I'm not to sure but i'll take a guess and say it's because RAM expires every 30 minutes or so after you turn off your computer.

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Guys I made big mess.

My brother asked me if he could use my laptop when I'm away. I set him guest account, went to D drive, right click than properties, security, and sett deny ticks on the wrong profile - mine. Then I tickes that I'm the owner and everything is fine but a padlock symbol appeared on various folders on D drive. There is no more list of users when I go on properties.settings except administrator. I tried to system restore, but still the same..

Pls give me an advice how to restore everything to default!

thanks in advancr

A:Restore folder default folder access settings

Do a System Restore to before you made these changes. See Option Two here: To Do a System Restore at Boot using System Recovery Options

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Hi all,

First of all, new here and I apologize if this is not the correct environment for my question.

As the title suggests, my problem is this: every time I rename a folder, Vista changes the folder view settings in that folder back to the default for that specific folder.

I have gone through the tutorials in this forum about making Vista always remember the current folder settings. That is not my issue. An example of what I mean: Let us say I have a folder named "Music" and the folder view settings are set to 'Music Details'. Fine. But let us now say that I also want to show the bit rates and/or the length of the songs. 'Music Details' does not have this by default, so I right-click and at the bar (tab? menu?) and choose to show them. So far so good, and my settings are always there. However, if I change the folder name to something else, the view settings revert back to the original 'Music Details'.

Is there a way of stopping this from happening? I often change folder names and/or move them around, and it is annoying to always have to add/remove what I want from the view settings.


A:Keep folder view settings after renaming folder

Hello Quantum, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The Disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery for Templates section in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below should may be able to stop this for you, but it does involve resetting all folder view settings. You have to set the folder views to how you want them afterwards.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

Hope this helps,

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I'd like to move my user files to a different drive, so that when i boot up to XP or Vista the same files are available on a seperate partition.

I have been able to move all the Vista one to my C: drive (XP) and its ok, but im running out of space and want to put the stuff on E:. I cant figure out how to make XP look to E:\Username\Desktop for its desktop files.

Any help would be great - i know its probably simple and ive just beat about the bush as usual.

A:Solved: Moving "Documents and Settings" folder to another location

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Hi - I've trawled all over the Web looking for an answer to this with no luck so hoping you guys can help.

When I open "Folder Options" on the "Tools" menu, then select the "View" tab, the "Advanced Settings" box is empty -

I haven't got a clue how this happened and haven't had / got any viruses (I ran a couple of scanners).

Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks.
O/S - Vista SP1

A:Solved: Missing "Advanced Settings" in Folder Options

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I recently changed taskbar and start menu properties, system prompted restart. After restarting my desktop files folders disappeared from my desktop, including a folder that i have couple hundreds photos.
Please help.

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bassically i just made a fresh installation of windows and installed SP2, Zone Alarm, Ad-aware,AVG, spy bot with tea timer and Drivers.

i then noticed that all the settings such as default home pages,wall papers ,Task bar properties and just about any setting with any program dose not save and sticks to the default setting. can any one help me work this problem out ?.

A:all default settings stuck

One of your firewall / adware / spyware programs is blockng changes. There should be a setting somewhere to allow it.

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Hi everyone,

I have a windows xp computer that is on a domain and when you start it for the first time of the day it gets stuck at applying computer settings before you can log in. If you do a hard shut down to restart the computer it seems to start up normally. Any ideas on how to fix this issue?


A:Stuck at Applying Computer Settings

I am still having this issue does anyone have any suggestions? I might try and take it off the domain and re-join the domain.

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Please help.Boot configuration day missing or contains errors 

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Sigh...very frustrating..

I have a dual language set-up going on my laptop of English as the primary and Korean as an option. For some reason, my computer shut down on its own for whatever reason, then upon start-up and log-in, the language settings were automatically changed to Korean. Unfortunately, I'm not fluent in it, so I don't know how to go about changing it back to English.
On a side-note, after this happened, there was an indication of an update on my Shut Down button, which I clicked and updated. During the update installation process, on the bottom of the screen was the usual Windows 7 logo, but had a Red-Orange "K" after it. Dunno what that was (gonna take a wild guess and say "Korean"?), but it went away..

Anyway, main problem is the language setting, which, for the record, happens often with Windows, in my experience. Anyone able to assist?

A:Trouble with language settings. STUCK!

Scratch that. I got it. Went to the Start Menu, searched "Regional and Language Settings" and hit Enter so I wouldn't have to navigate aimlessly and changed it back. Dunno why the f*** it was changed in the first place though..!

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I am running Windows 2000 Pro and it was working just fine yesterday. This morning I go to turn it on and it's stuck on the loading your personal settings screen. It acts like it's about to load and than it restarts and does the same thing over and over. I did read somewhere that it probably has to do with a corrupted file in my settings...but since I'm the only one who uses the computer I don't have it set up to have more than one account setting. I can't even go into safe mode..the same thing happens. I did try to go to last known good configuration and that didn't do anything. It there a way I can log on without loading my personal settings? I can't think of anything I did yesterday that would cause this problem except that I ran a spyware scan with SpyBot and it deleted a few bad things. I also don't have a Windows boot CD since my computer was built by someone and he didn't give me the CD.

A:Stuck on Loading Your Personal Settings

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I have a dell latitude d620 and one day the up and left keys magically stopped working.. later on I had the brightest idea to see whats the lowest level of brightness possible, now I'm pretty much screwed because I cannot get the brightness back up to normal (which is a pain in the rear end) using the FN+UP combination.

I've searched the web trying to find a solution and cannot find anything, any solutions?

Help is very appreciated

A:Up key not working, Brightness stuck on low settings (FN+UP)

Welcome to Seven Forums Nurein615. I think you can adjust it in BIOS with the down right keys (I hope they work!). Here is a (poorly made ) video that will illustrate how. Basically, F2 at boot, then video settings, then brightness. Don't go too bright as you have no left key to turn it back down! Good luck!

Dell D630 Lattitude Brightness Settings from The Bio's Menu. - YouTube

A Guy

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Hello all, one of my XP computers was infected with the FBI Moneypack virus. I booted into safe mode and ran a few scans with Malwarebytes and Bitdefender 2012 and both found nothing. I deleted the main profile and created a new user account. When I try to boot normally it takes a good 5-6 minutes at the "Widnows is loading" screen. Then I finally see the user account and when I click on the account and enter the password it just stays stuck at loading your personal settings. I can boot into safe mode with networking and load up the account just fine, however every time I do I noticed in Documents and Settings it creates a new profile folder which looks something like Username.Computername.000, and keeps adding a number every time I login. Not sure where I can go from here. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Stuck at Loading your personal settings

You are still infected. Due to Forum Rules, we cannot comment or assist on Virus Removal. Please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and do those things and post in that section of the forum.

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Please help!
My system runs on a windows xp pro edition/ no sp ' s installed. my display resolution which was working fine until 2 days suddenly reverted to 800*600 and 4 bit colors.. in the little drag down menu in the display properties/settings menu 4 bit mode seems to be the only option.
Other hardware specs--
256 mb ram
nvidia riva tnt 64 agp card running on latest unfied drivers.
All other functions sound etc. are running fine
Last appl. installed was chessmaster 10th edition.(sneaking suspicion that this game pushed card over the edge)
And a new text file called "Oggmux - OMX de ejemplo" appeared in the most used programs list in the start menu... its a .txt file which says "bender saves the world by drinking all available alcohol" among other things
Scanned all drives with nav2003 and the latest virus def. files. and got zilch
Can anyone please tell me what i can pssibly do?

A:Display settings stuck at 800*600 and 4 bit colors!! Help!

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When I try to print a photo, I check the settings to make sure it is in color, but when I select color, it reverts to monochrome when I go to print. This happened before and I cannot remember what I did to fix it. I think it has something to do with photo
viewer or paint that is messing it up.

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A downloaded screen saver was installed on this computer and then uninstalled and now the display is horrendous. It is stuck on 16 colors and 640x480. Kinda like it is in safe mode but it is not. I don't know how to get the driver back or where it even is. Can this be fixed without the 2000 CD because I can't find that either!?! Any help would be appreciated.

A:Display settings are stuck! Win2000Pro

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Installing Office 97 on Windows 7 can cause some unwanted results, such as no longer allowing end users to modify the settings of User Account Control in the operating system.

Fix Windows 7 Stuck UAC Settings | Pc Tips Box

A:UAC settings stuck after installing Office 97

Office97 ?????? Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaa..........

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Newbe here.  I was wondering if anyone can help me with resetting my Dell XPS (2005) with Windows XP OS? 
I am reinstalling the OS manually with the CD that came with the computor.  I followed the instructions for a manual restart and added the first disc Dell XP OS all was going well when a window poped up.  It says "the file 'ha20x2k.sys' on Creative Installer CD-Rom is needed."  "type in the path where the file is located and click ok."  Well I am assuming they mean the Creative Sound Blaster X-fi cd and I put it in and nothing happens.  Also the arrow/cursor doesn't move nor can I type anything in, what I am doing wrong?  The window also doesn't let me see if time is elapsing on the installation of the first CD.

A:Resetting Back to Factory Settings - Stuck Help please

Has the OS already loaded... and now you are installing the driver suite?

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Recentely the time on my OS gets reset to a wrong time everytime, and when I go to the BIOS, I see that it keeps resetting there. Edit: Also, I can't change any other settings besides the time, as it gets stuck everytime I touch other settings?Is the battery the cause? Or maybe a virus? Other thing?Is it hard to replace the CMOS battery there? Ty!

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Hi guys,

I post here the Userenv.log of my client machine. It stays on Applying computer settings for 6 minutes. I'm on this problem since several days but I'm not able to solve this issue.

I hope you can help me to understand the problem. Thank you
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:00:906 InitializePolicyProcessing: Initialised Machine Mutex/Events
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:00:906 InitializePolicyProcessing: Initialised User Mutex/Events
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:00:906 LibMain: Process Name: \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 Entering CUserProfile::Initialize ...
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize called by winlogon
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize: critical section initialized
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::Initialize: critical section initialized
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize: registry key Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList opened
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUserProfile::Initialize: Proccessing S-1-5-21-3065971401-1583081497-775716447-500
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::EnterLock <S-1-5-21-3065971401-1583081497-775716447-500>
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::EnterLock: No existing entry found
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CSyncManager::EnterLock: New entry created
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CHashTable::HashAdd: S-1-5-21-3065971401-1583081497-775716447-500 added in bucket 16
USERENV(2a4.2a8) 16:51:01:593 CUs... Read more

A:Windows XP SP3 stuck on Applying computer settings

What were you doing when this happened? Were you installing SP3?

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HI,First of all, sorry for my english, becaouse it's not my native language... Recently i bought used lenovo T480 from ebay, and some upgrades.Its 20L5000YUS model, with i5 8250u CPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB Toshiba nvme ssd Right after I bought it, i upgraded 8GB more ram (16GB in total), added 1TB BPX SSD NME, and another 128GB Toshiba nvme SSD (42mm) Thinkpad is running great, but one thing bother me After making change in BIOS and pressing F10 to save changes, Thinkapad just stuck. I waited 20+ minutes to reboot or something, but nothing. I alway have to turn off by foce (hold power 6 sec), and after that, system boots fine.Settings maded in BIOS are saved, but system just wont reboot... Here are video explaining what I'm sayin Things I already triedTried with power adapter attached and detached.Tried to disable one hard disk, then another, same thing. Tested hardare with Lenovo UEFI boot, all seems OK.I downgraded BIOS to 1.23 to check if there is a problem with BIOS version, but problem persist. (I returned later to latest BIOS 1.24)Tried to disable secure boot, trid to erase all keys within BIOS, but problem is still here I have two more thinkpads (older models) and I know that this is not normal behaviour. Anyone know what's may be the problem? P.S. Thinkpad is in waranty 650+ more days, but I'm not sure if I can claim warranty, becaouse i bought it used.

A:T480 stuck after saving BIOS settings

Warranty rules are different in different countries.  In U.S. buying used is no problem, but I don't know about Serbia.  You need to check with local support.  Boot into the BIOS and load defaults (F9) and save.  See if that helps.  Pull out the hardware you added: memory, SSD, etc.  See what happens with the original configuration.  What is the boot order?  Remove network boot.

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Hi Guys, It's me again. I've reinstalled Windows on my netbook, and reached the final stage, so I've waited for the "Finalizing your Settings" to complete and I've run it overnight and even let it run whole day. And when I finally arrived from school it is still "Finalizing Your Settings". What should I do?

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I have a Acer Aspire 5810 trying to start over fresh and when downloading it is stuck on finalizing your settings window and the bar is flashing by.

Acer Aspire 5810
upgraded memory from 3gb to 8gb
288 hd

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I have a new Dell Latitude E5540 with Intel HD graphics card and an Nvidia Geforce GT 720M graphics card. The Intel card seems to be handling the main graphics with the nvidia card looking after the physics.

I need to connect to a Dell 2007FP monitor to the laptop but it seems I have set an incorrect resolution in the Intel HD grtaphics card settings for this monitor.

It only allows me to change the settings for the monitor when it is pluigged in, but when it is plugged in it just flickers on and off so I cant get to the settings!!

Are the settings stored in the background somewhere where I could change them?

You help is very much appreciated.

A:monitor stuck on incorrect resolution cannot change settings

Quote: Originally Posted by mickthetree

I have a new Dell Latitude E5540 with Intel HD graphics card and an Nvidia Geforce GT 720M graphics card. The Intel card seems to be handling the main graphics with the nvidia card looking after the physics.

The Intel GPU will run under normal circumstances (everyday use such as browsing, Word/Excel files etc, watching videos) whereas the nVidia GPU will kick in and take over when needed, for example when gaming.

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