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Tapping on touchpad opens Windows Action Center

Q: Tapping on touchpad opens Windows Action Center

Hi, I am having a problem with my touchpad and Windows 10. It started yesterday after my computer was frozen after startup and I couldn't access the login screen, so I reset my PC and kept my files. After resetting and getting back to the desktop I found that If I either tap on the touchpad or do a quick swipe on the touchpad, Windows Action Center will pull up every time and I have to tap or swipe again for it to go away. I never had the problem before resetting my PC and after speaking with Microsoft they claim it is a malfunction of the touchpad. I've been searching online and see suggestions to disable 4 finger gestures to resolve the issue, however my laptop does not have 4 finger gestures. I have reinstalled the driver for the touchpad and still have the issue. I'm at a loss.Anyone familiar with this issue? It has become increasingly frustrating and I'm hoping there's a solution. Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Tapping on touchpad opens Windows Action Center

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.)


Every time I shutdown and restart I have to go into Options and turn off Tapping.
I must goto Settings -- Devices -- Mouse and TouchPad -- then:
Click on "Additional Mouse Options" at the bottom (grayed but still active)
Click on "TouchPad settings"
Click on "TouchPad settings" (the button) and turn off "Tapping"
Then click on "Apply"

I also clicked on the [reset device] button. (Did not seem to do anything, did not help)

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Just received a Y580 with a Synaptic's touchpad.  Makes a rattle/clicking sound when tapping or preparing to scroll.  Is this normal?


Go to Solution.

A:Noise when tapping touchpad

Hi Bunt,
please right click Speakers symbol located next to time/date display -> select sounds...
check what kind of event sounds are selected, especially look at Start Navigation sound.

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Hi i have a Compaq laptop and the touchpad no longer taps i can move the cursor around with but have to use the left button to highlight and drag etc. Any ideas? Thanks


A:Solved: Touchpad not tapping

goto control panel
see if the tapping is enabled
you may need to goto one of the tabs - device settings
and then click on a button called settings - to get to the section for tapping

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Dear Team, i have just got a YOGA 700 but i am not being able to right click by tapping double fingers on touchpad, instead it works clicking with two fingers which is being a hastle, could anyone please guide me how can i enable right click just by tapping touchpad with two fingers. thanks 

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My laptop came with an Elantech touchpad and the driver. I cannot get the touchpad to disable tapping even though I've disabled it on the touchpad tab. There is no BIOS setting (Phoenix). Does anyone know if a different driver will correct the situation -- or a work-around?


A:Disabling tapping on an Elantech touchpad

WaltP said:

My laptop came with an Elantech touchpad and the driver. I cannot get the touchpad to disable tapping even though I've disabled it on the touchpad tab. There is no BIOS setting (Phoenix). Does anyone know if a different driver will correct the situation -- or a work-around?
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On my HP laptop, updating its Synaptics touchpad driver fixed that exact problem. Elantech may have a similar update. Check laptop mfg's site first, Elantech's site second.

(Note: it is possible that there is a driver update which addresses the issue but makes no mention of the fix in the description. Be sure to create a Restore Point before applying [any] update!)

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Action Center on my Win 10 64-bit PC sometimes works correctly and posts messages when an event occurs, e.g. an email being delivered or a USB stick being removed from a port. At other times though, the messages may not be displayed until 10 - 60 minutes after the event.

Also, should displayed messages be retained in Action Center at all? Is there a log?

Can anyone advise?


A:Action Center displays messages after the action has taken place

ive had action center issues since the start. most of the times it doesnt say anything and suddenly gives me 15-20x "anniversary update is here" which has to be removed that 15-20x afterwards.

still not working correctly and im banging my head to wall now and then with it

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Action Center on my Win 10 64-bit PC sometimes works correctly and posts messages when an event occurs, e.g. an email being delivered or a USB stick being removed from a port. At other times though, the messages may not be displayed until 10 - 60 minutes after the event.

Also, should displayed messages be retained in Action Center at all? Is there a log?

Can anyone advise?


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First, a web page froze up, then the cursor would not respond to being tapped on the touchpad. I tried restarting a few times.

The cursor was gone for awhile, is now back but again not reacting to being tapped by the touchpad.
Happy to start the pre-work when directed. Thanks in advance to all!

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I'm using a Synaptics Touchpad on my Acer V3-551 and when I follow the steps to turn off double tapping (go to the device settings in mouse and click settings and find tapping and disable) I can't seem to find the tapping option. The only options are Overview and Buttons. I have updated my driver to make sure it is fully up to date. This computer was once windows 8 but is now windows 7. Is there an option I need to turn off in order to see it? (full model is V3-551-8469)

A:Can't turn off double tapping on my Synaptics Touchpad

Check here to see if there is a solution: http://www.synaptics.com/resources/consumer-tips

Launch Synaptics in Control Panel, click on tapping once to select, then click on the gear to the right.

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I'd like to disable touchpad tapping in ACER Aspire E5-551G, in Windows 7 64 bit. I have already installed the driver "Synaptics_Touchpad_v17_0_19_C", but in Control Panel, Mouse, there isn't any tab about the touchpad. Thanks in advance,Jordi

A:Disabling touchpad tapping in ACER Aspire E5-551G ...

First, check Device Mgr for any device warnings, errors or other issues. If none, run "main.cpl"  from the start menu but without the quotes to navigate the mouse and touchpad settings. Jack E/NJ

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I have a HP Entertainment PC laptop. It's Windows 7 (upgraded from Windows Vista). When I tap on the touchpad, it won't work as a click. It's so annoying that I have to use the button below the touchpad to click. Help me, please.

Thank you~

A:How can I make “tapping the mousepad (touchpad) to work as a click”?

Did you install the touchpad drivers from HP? If so, you may have to play around with some settings for it in control panel. If yo did the upgrade isntall its supposed to keep all your drivers, but sometimes it doesn't retain all of them.

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The tapping function on my Aspire E5-573 with Windows 10 is not working properly. The single tap function does not work, necessating a click instead for every action. This is ergonomically tedious. Also, the clicking function does not work in the bottom left-hand corner - you have to click about almost halfway up on the touchpad to effect a click.The Elan I2C touchpad driver is dated 5/6/2015. On the forum I have only come across solutions to the Synaptics touchpad.  

A:Elan Touchpad tapping function not working on Aspi...

Have you tried the same driver version dated 27/07/15 from here:http://www.acer.com/ac/en/GB/content/drivers 

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Is it possible to configure a synaptics touch pad settings such as sensitivity, tapping, and type lock settings without the synaptics software?

When I upgraded my laptop to Vista, my touch pad became erratic randomly clicking both left and right buttons as well as being unresponsive and/or jumping to random locations. I discovered that the issue was caused by the synaptics software. When I uninstalled the software part of the driver, the touchpad worked fine, but I can't configure it. I've tried updating to the latest software/driver from the synaptics website as well as Compaq's recommended drivers for my laptop off their website and neither worked. I've also tried on several occasions to deal with Compaq chat tech support but was unable to come up with a solution.

If anyone knows if it can be configured in the registry, or if there is a config file that can be edited, or 3rd party software, please let me know if you have any ideas!

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Okay so this has been happening for a bout a monty now, when tapping on my touchpad it will select whatever folder or tab I'm tapping, but it will be stuck to the mouse and tapping will no longer work until I press the left mouse button. I've checked and made sure that the touchpad is on, tapping is also on, and everything else that should be on is on. This is getting quite frustrating and I need some help to fix this. 

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I got Windows 7 installed on my pc last summer.
Late last year and early this year a white flag with a red x came on the bottom of the screen saying SOLVE PC ISSUES when I open this it says INSERT REMOVABLE MEDIA.
I put in a blank DVD for backup.
After this it stays stuck at 32% and doesn't move.
I have tried this several times and I still have the same problem.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

A:Windows 7 action center

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I just got this computer last week with Windows 7 already installed on it. I am finding that the choice I make for how to receive automatic updates will get changed to Never Update. I am new to Windows 7 as my old computer had XP, so this Action Center is new to me, and it is getting annoying having to constantly change the settings for my windows updates. Can someone please help me with this?



A:Windows 7 Action Center

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9709473Run this M/soft Fix It program to turn on Automatic updates. Just follow any given directions -Or you can visit Windows Vista and Windows 7 Let me fix it myself -Scroll down to Vista and Windows 7 directions -

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Today was a general cleanup day for my Windows 7 computer. I did an system restart to sort of finish the cleanup tasks for the day. After I logged back in I had an alert in the Action Center - it said...

Review files that Windows defender will send to Microsoft (Important)

I clicked the task and it opened Windows defender - heres the things Windows Defender did not have any information to send it didn't even need my attention.

Each time I click this link it just opens defender and nothing else. How can I solve this problem?

A:[HELP] Windows 7 Action Center


Perhaps a System Restore will take care of it.


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HELP please... I have configured a Samsung laptop for a neighbour but can't turn off tapping, which I need to do to make the laptop usable for my neighbour, who is elderly.
The incumbent driver is from Elan (? ).

I have tried the latest driver from the Samsung website
I have tried a Synaptics driver

None of them deliver a 'disable tapping' button...

Anybody able to offer a solution / driver that allows this basic functionality?


A:Driver that allows disabling tapping -Samsung 3 series laptop touchpad

How about an external mouse mate wired or not and just disable the touch pad altogether when the mouse is plugged and it comes back on when the mouse is taken out . I do that with all my laptops as I find the touch pad really very irritating.

Also if the user is then finding it difficult to manipulate the machine via the touch pad the external mouse is going to be so much easier

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Hi all,

I'm running latest Windows 10 64bit on E6430. Few days before, tapping on the touchpad stopped working - no click is produced. Everything else is working perfectly. The driver is the latest one from Dell.
When I returned to an old driver which does not support multitouch, clicking works, but this way I miss the multitouch...
I guest that this has been broken with the latest Windows updates.

What should I do to get my touchpad fully functional?

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every time i start my laptop it works fine for first 5 min then the last icon on my desktop get automatically selected and tapping of my touch stop working. if i select any other icon on my desktop or in any drive the last icon get automatically selected it seems like some down arrow key is pressed regularly.and if i restart my computer at once it start with a beep noise upto 10 sec and if i shutdown it and then start after 5-6 hrs it starts normally and then again after mins it start creating the same problem. plz help me out i am using lenovo z560 idepad plz mail me the solution at [email protected]

A:it seems like down arrow key is pressed and hold automatically and tapping on touchpad do not work

I have the same problem. I press the UP ARROW key once the laptop completes booting. This solved the down key lock problem. I started hearing the beep sounds when I upgraded to windows 10. When I went back to windows 7 the beeping stopped during boot up but the down key problem exists. I am thinking of downgrading to XP to see if the noise problem and the keyboard works. I hope its not due to my ram upgrade.

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I am using kis 2009 on Windows 7 but I have one message and I am not sure what's the meaning....The message is on picture...so if someone have this problem please report it....

A:Windows Action Center messages

Hi Jeremic, welcome to the forums.

I had the same issue with KIS & NIS so i just changed to Avast! You might want to look Here for an insight to what people are using.

Hope this helps


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Can someone go into more detail about Windows 7's Action Center? This is the little flag in the System Tray. Yesterday, I had 13 Windows Updates waiting for me in the Windows Update Query. Today I had a notification message about one issue in the Action Center and was given a choice of Open Action Center or something that I think said, "Look For Solutions to Problems." I clicked on "Look for Solutions to problems and a long download bar started to fill in. Than about 10 minutes later, (I have High-Speed Turbo Internet.) the Solutions reporter said:

1.) Windows Needs More information to solve two potential problems.

2.) I clicked OK and it said, "The error reporting service is down." But now it says that "No action is needed."

Here are my questions:

1.) How can I get to the area of my computer to find out what those messages were? (Archived messages are blank.)
2.) Suppose Windows had connected with the Error Reported Service. What would I have been shown?
3.) Computer has worked great. Can the Action Center, much like Windows Security Center become "Out of Synch?"


A:Windows 7's Action Center Questions?

you could open action center and click view archived messages in the left side of the screen. There may or may not be anything there.
Alternatively you could check event viewer, and look for recent warnings or errors.

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I have a Toshiba laptop. Windows 7 operating system. It has a windows "Action Center". I do use the Defender and McAfee.

I was infected a couple of days ago by the Win 7 Security virus. I installed (from a clean computer) and ran the Malwarebytes and Superantispyware over and over again until it was clean.

I noticed my "action Center" seems to not be working. Can't even run the Defender, I get an error message of 0x80070424. I used to get the Windows updates automatically, and that appears to have stopped (although I can manually click "windows update" and get them that way. Oh, and the little white flag that would be in the lower right hand corner is missing (telling me of any problems or messages).

I checked my bitlocker in the services.msc and found it is checked to manual. Is that correct?
What can I do to get this back working? Or am I still infected?

Thanks for any input.

A:Windows 7 Action Center not working?

1) I don't know what "I installed from a clean computer" means, but you need to format the drive and then install the OS

2) Defender and McAfee - not sure which is worse. Yes I am, McAfee - but they are both worthless. Replace McAfee with ANY other anti virus app. Really. And disable the Windows Defender Service - Defender is nothing more than a waste of resources.

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I think I've got a problem with the Action Center could someone please help me out to resolve this? I've got Windows 7 Ultimate x64 the action center flag in the system tray (set for show icon and notifications) is taking between 2-4 mins to load after my anti-virus and network status icons and a reboot or restart. Is this normal? Any help would be appreciated. I have recently difragmented and clean up the system but still have the same problem.

A:Windows Action Center problem

Mine is like that too, but not 4 minutes though.

I've never timed it but it's the last thing to load.
It has done that ever since I can remember.

Has yours always been that way or just started?

Edit: It does take around 3 minutes for mine to load.

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So the problem is that i always face this action center message:
I always click on turn on so it dissapears but it get back on after a while or after restarting the computer.Any idea.

A:Windows Action Center Problem!!

Is your avast up to date? Look here

Action Center keeps reporting my antivirus is turned off, even though - Microsoft Community

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I'm running Windows 7.  I had a strange action center message popup that said my mobile phone driver was missing and that my mobile phone is an LG CDMA.  I don't have that phone and I've never connected a mobile phone to this computer.  Any ideas?
This is the exact message: 

Download and install the driver for your mobile phone
Your mobile phone is missing a driver.

A:Strange Windows Action Center Message

Visit website URL link below to troubleshoot missing device driver.
Find Missing Drivers & Hidden Devices in Windows with Device Manager

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Yesterday I installed SEP 12.1.6 on the virtual machine (OS in virtual machine: win7 32bit). After the first-time updating and rebooting the virtual machine, I find that an alert is generated in the "Windows Action Center".


Please see the screenshot above. Maybe you could not understand these characters, but I guess many of you are familiar with this window. It reports that WD and SEP is turned off. However, SEP is actually on. I am sure about that, since I have verified the status of the real-time monitor of SEP by decompressing some malware packs. And the log also shows that SONAR is working (uploading files) in the background. To sum up, SEP is working properly, but Windows alerts that SEP is turned off.

This problem appears each time when I boot/reboot the virtual machine and open the main window of SEP by double clicking its icon. I mean, if I just boot/reboot the virtual machine and forget the existence of SEP, everything is fine. But if I double click the icon of SEP to open its main window, alert will be immediately generated in windows action center.

How could I solve this problem?

A:Windows Action Center reports that SEP is turned off

Online_Sword said:

Yesterday I installed SEP 12.1.6 on the virtual machine (OS in virtual machine: win7 32bit). After the first-time updating and rebooting the virtual machine, I find that an alert is generated in the "Windows Action Center".


Please see the screenshot above. Maybe you could not understand these characters, but I guess many of you are familiar with this window. It reports that WD and SEP is turned off. However, SEP is actually on. I am sure about that, since I have verified the status of the real-time monitor of SEP by decompressing some malware packs. And the log also shows that SONAR is working (uploading files) in the background. To sum up, SEP is working properly, but Windows alerts that SEP is turned off.

This problem appears each time when I boot/reboot the virtual machine and open the main window of SEP by double clicking its icon. I mean, if I just boot/reboot the virtual machine and forget the existence of SEP, everything is fine. But if I double click the icon of SEP to open its main window, alert will be immediately generated in windows action center.

How could I solve this problem?Click to expand...

SEP has not been designed with VM in mind, upon system start it tries to start the self protection and all the routines.
Within the VM this might cause troubles as you noticed.
Does SEP being reported properly on your LIVE system?

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I am running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I disabled Windows Backup and installed Acronis backup.
However, Windows 7 Action Center continually indicates "Backup in progress" even though the backup has finished running.
Does anyone know how to correct this?

A:Windows 7 Action Center indicates Backup in progress

Hi did you use either of these methods Backup User and System Data Files - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums this is not a suggestion to do it merely trying to determine what you did do

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So the two issues are as far as I can tell unrelated to each other.
I run windows 8.1 x64 with all updates available to date.

I will start with the firewall issue.

About 3-4 days ago I noticed as soon as I connected to my ISP's vpn no internet access would be available.
Thought at first my ISP had issues on their side, not uncommon they have issues from time to time.
And reported it to their support, and yesterday I noticed the problem is on my side and particularly with my firewall somehow. Any network set to public will be affected in the following way no network traffic will go through. I open cmd.exe and type ping integrity.st I get the following result:
Pinging integrity.st
General failure
4 packets lost

If I set the network to private it works just fine.
I assume it's due to some setting in windows firewall that's messed up.
Issue with action center:
It reports that kasperksy antivirus is disabled for both antivirus and malware.
I get the option to turn on kaspersky or defender. I choose to turn on kaspersky nothing happens.
If I turn on defender it's all happy and quiet.
As far as I can tell, kaspersky runs without complaining and does it's job as it always has.
Of course I don't really can't say my system is compromised but kaspersky do tell me at sometimes
this file is infected with xxx. (usually different trainers for games and usually a trojan)

I could always tell action center to ignore anything... Read more

A:Issues with Windows firewall and Action center

Never ignore what an AV program is trying to tell you. I would uninstall Kaspersky using their removal tool and just use Windows Defender for not and see if your situation improves. Be sure Windows Defender and Firewall are activated.

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This problem started a few days ago. I can't even really tell you guys if I installed any updates or new programs because I don't even remember, which probably means, that I, in fact, DID NOT install anything new on the machine before this error starting popping up. I routinely restarted my Dell XPS M1530 laptop, running windows 7 sp1, and I saw a windows notification in the bottom right of my taskbar.

It states that I have 1 security issue; I need to turn on Windows Firewall. When I click "Turn on Windows Firewall (Important)", a new error comes up saying that "Action Center can't turn on Windows Firewall." When I click "Turn Windows Firewall on manually," and then "Use recommended settings," nothing happens. I get the spinning wheel as if my computer is trying to do something, and nothing seems to happen after that "hourglass" goes away.

I tried going into services.msc and starting Windows Firewall that way, but I get yet another error message: "Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 13.

After checking the event log, I see that there are a BUNCH of errors that relate to this problem, which started on the 19th of this month, which was 3 days ago. The error log has an ID of 7024 and says "The Windows Firewall service terminated ... Read more

A:Action Center can't turn on Windows Firewall

I should probably add that I have done [multiple] scans with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and avast!, including a boot-time scan with avast! Some trojans and whatnot came up from malwarebytes, but even after complete removal, I am having this problem.

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Win 10 Home, version 1607 (build 14393.407)(upgraded from 8.1 six or seven months ago). My problem just started about 15 minutes ago! I have "file history" disabled and I have had it disabled for many weeks. I have not connected or disconnected any USB drives in the previous 2 weeks or more. I do not have Windows backup enabled. I have a daily image file saved to another partition by automatic scheduling of Macrium Reflect. In addition, my server automatically backs up this laptop every day in the wee hours of the morning. I can connect and see the server. EVERYTHING that I can see looks normal except for this sudden and repeated Windows error message. It says: "File History" "Reconnect your drive" "Your files will temporarily be copied to your hard drive" "Your file history drive was disconnected for too long." "Reconnect it and then tap or click .... etc. etc.

Any pointers please to stop the Action Center popups?

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I need to disable the Action Center on Surface Tablets. I've found this link: Action Center - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
It works only on Desktop computers with a normal monitor, but not on Surface Tablets.
The icon disappears also on the tablets, but i still can swipe from the right edge and it appears.

Any one how to disable this also? preferably by GPO.


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I cannot activate my windows action center and I am also getting ALOT of redirects from internet explorer!

And IE stops working looks for problem but never finds one....just recovers the tab

Ran Malaware it found something then deleted it and has not found anything since, yet problem still occurs

Thanks in advance


A:Windows 7 Action Center not starting and other problems

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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There is a weird issue with the flag symbol of the Action Center at the notification area:
The flag has a red X on it, and it says : "Solve PC issues: 2 important messages",
when I click on it I see these 2 messages:
-Spyware and unwanted software protection (important)
-Turn on virus protection (important)

When I click on either of these messages, it opens "system32" folder and nothing else happens.

By the way, my antivirus and anti-malware are both showing that they run without problems : I'm using Avira and I'm still during the trial period of MBAM full version.

What is the problem?


A:Windows Action Center weird behavior

Verify that you have not temporarily disabled your anti virus program. You may have to uninstall and reinstall Avira.

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I just upgraded to Windows 7 (not a clean install) and I noticed a couple of problems that I'm hoping someone could shed some light on.

First of all, all of the default icons in Libraries are just plain folders, with the exception of the icon that has a blue picture in front of a document (the one you get when you make a new Library folder).

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I have tried countless options including removing the IconCache.db various ways and rebooted. I also tried setting the icon to the default in notepad but it is on the correct value. If I make a new Library and set a custom icon, it is also just a plain folder as seen by Downloads or Games.

Secondly, all pictures, including Games thumbnails but excluding icons, have white boxes on the corners as seen here.

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Both these things happen regardless of the image size.

And lastly, when I try to access the action center I get "The page failed to load."

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Well, thats all I've found, and I'd be glad if someone could find how to fix these problems.

A:Windows 7 Icon Problems +Action Center

All the problems are caused by the upgrade install. Everyone who comes by is going to tell you to do a clean install> If you are interested we will help. I can tell you this, if we do not do a clean install, the problems will only get worse. You CAN do a clean install with an upgrade DVD

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So today I had a notification from windows action center that I have 2 Video hardware errors. It really didn't give any other info than that other than giving me a couple of very long log files that mostly just seemed to list all my devices and everything on the computer. It gave me a .dmp, a sysdata.xml and a werinternalmetadata.xml logs for both errors.
Anyway, I'm just puzzled by this and am confused on what this means. Any help would be appreciated. It also doesn't list the errors now unless I go into the action center and click on "Check for solutions".Thanks a lot

A:Windows action center video hardware error

1) What is your operating system use?

2) Specifically what video hardware is installed? Can you provide a screenshot for that error?

3) Does video hardware shows a warning by going to Control Panel then Device Manager?

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Security center service cannot be started help!

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I have Windows Update set to download and notify, but not install automatically.

The Action Center is always displaying a message "Change Windows Update Settings."

Is there any way to eliminate that message, besides enabling auto update which I don't want to do?

If I can't eliminate warnings I have determined to be spurious from the Action Center, I think it more a hindrance than a help and might as well turn it off.

A:Eliminate Action Center message about Windows Update?

if you open up action center, there should be an option under Windows Update saying something along the lines of "Do not display messages about Windows Update"

or you can open up action center, click on action center settings on the left and uncheck windows update

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So, I recently did a refresh on my Windows 8 Pro 64 bit because I was having some big problems with drivers not installing and such. The refresh fixed the issue of my programs not installing or uninstalling but now I have these two new issues that aren't huge, but I just hate it when things don't work, especially on a new laptop such as mine.

First is with the login screen. Before the refresh, I was using a pin code to login and I liked it because it was a fast way to get in. After the refresh, I noticed that every time I tried to enter the pin code and press enter, the input box would disappear and the login screen would freeze, with a restart being the only way to pull it out of it. Inputing my normal password worked find and got me logged in.
So I tried removing the pin in windows settings which it's gone, but now when I try to put a new one in, it says there's an error and to try again later. I read somewhere that creating a new profile would fix this, but I tried that and the problem persisted in the 2nd profile.

The 2nd issue is with my Windows Action Center. After the refresh, I had to reinstall all my programs of course. I did that with no issues and all my programs are running fine. However, Action Center keeps giving me a warning that I don't have spyware protection, even though I do with Spybot, the same one I used prior. The other warning that I'm receiving is that it wants me to check for disk errors. When I try to click the "Check disk" button it pro... Read more

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I need to change the app that the note button in the Action Center opens on Windows 10 to a different app. Thank you for any help!

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I have tried to launch both Action Center and the Windows Firewall applets from help and support and from the windows explorer. Neither will start and neither appear in god mode. The dll's do exist and sfc/scannow found no issues. Any .reg that will get this back working?


A:Windows 7 Action Center and Firewall applets gone missing

Windows 7 -

Action Center - click on flag icon, lower-right screen or via Control Panel.

Firewall - Control Panel or click start, type firewall.cpl

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...and when I open the Action Center I get the following--


Download and install a missing driver
NVIDIA nForce MCP72 Chipset is missing a driver. NVIDIA nForce MCP72 Chipset is a chipset in your computer.
To solve this problem, follow these steps:

Tap or click to download the driver from the ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated website

Download and extract the driver files

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A:Windows Action Center reporting new driver for chipset...

I'm guessing you have Windows Error Reporting enabled on your computer? WER will download suggestions from Microsoft to the Action Center if it finds something on your computer it thinks needs to be fixed.
In any event, it looks like it may have flagged something on your computer and sent you this alert: http://wer.microsoft.com/responses/Response.aspx/15219/en-US/5.1.2600.0.00000000.9.9?SGD=d8a8c9a9-3c4a-48ff-ae43-77abcbe01fa0#here
Unless your graphics display is having issues, or your drivers are old, I wouldn't worry too much about it. If anything, go to the nVidia website and download the driver from there.

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Last week I found my way here from answers.microsoft.com...cant-turn-on-action-center after unsatisfactory dealings with Dell and McAfee. At least I didn't have to pay McAfee NOT to solve my problem. Many hours and days later, first a thank you to all on this site who posted on the topic in mid-December and whose counsel was invaluable to me watching from the sidelines. That's now a closed forum and I need a little more help.

So far I've followed all of the good advice, ten steps worth, and removed Win32/Sirefef!cfg and Win 32/Sirefef.P along with a Rogue rootkit virus and minor mal/adware. My computer is running faster and better than it has in a long time. The only lingering problem is that I cannot recover Action Center which has been replaced by an also inop WSCS, neither of which can be turned back on again by any of many methods I've tried including turning System Restore off then on again and other fixes, none of which have solved this problem.

I have a line of code copied to my desktop to install in the Registry but I'm uncomfortable doing it (as it's well beyond my experience). That code to be saved in Notepad and merged with the .reg extension is: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellServiceObjects\{F56F6FDD-AA9D-4618-A949-C1B91AF43B1A}] "AutoStart"="" The explanation is that doing this will restore Action Center and all will be well! I&#... Read more

A:Action Center missing in "action"

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===If your .reg file is the same as the text in bold AND that your Operaring system is Window 7 the you can execute it.For windows 7 ONLY.Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellServiceObjects\{F56F6FDD-AA9D-4618-A949-C1B91AF43B1A}]"AutoStart"=""And reboot normally. The Action Center icon can reappear with a delay. One user reported that after first reboot it took around 4 minutes to show the icon and unblock the options. We can confirm this behaviour.===Take this opportunity to run these two tools.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.===Search for AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Search.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can fi... Read more

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Hello!I've noticed my Windows 7 laptop behaving strangely since yesterday, and would greatly appreciate assistance identifying and solving the issue. The machine will, without warning, crash to a black screen and become unresponsive. The power stays on and the hard drive light suspiciously stays lit; the only thing I can do is manually restart the computer. (Upon reboot the system seems fine.) This has happened twice yesterday, when I was working on some Excel spreadsheets with a music application in the background, and once just now, when I left the computer to idle. In addition, Windows Action Center reports this:"Remove the TrojanDownloader:Win32/Adload.DA virus from your computerWindows has detected TrojanDownloader:Win32/Adload.DA, a known computer virus, on your computer.To remove the virus from your computer, follow these instructions:Go to the following website:Microsoft Safety ScannerClick Download Now, and then follow the instructions on the screen."It's the exact same thing that this post is reporting, incidentally. Action Center also tells me that this Trojan has caused my computer to stop working properly once, last occurring on May 31. Unfortunately I don't know how long this alert has been there for, since I almost never check Action Center. I thought it was odd that Windows is reporting a thing like this, but it appears to be a legitimate system message.Anyway, Avast hasn't picked up any sort of suspicious activity yet. Last night... Read more

A:Suspicious black screens + WIndows action center alert

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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