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Q: I'm looking for a desktop

Heya. I'm looking for a gaming desktop for equal, under or just a wee bit over a 1000$ that can handle some Skyrim masochism.

I'm looking for some well known brands such as alien, (it doesn't have to be alien though)

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A: I'm looking for a desktop

My suggestion for getting a great desktop in the USA is to contact Carey Holzman, who will build you exactly what you need. https://www.facebook.com/CareyHolzman

(Having seen inside an Alienware desktop I really don't rate it much: 'Mainly cheap proprietary junk if you ask me.)

Carey is a professional computer technician and former Intel employee with many years experience and his own business.

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If I want to save a word doc or a downloaded program whatever it is to my desktop that is where it goes, except all of sudden it doesn't, Take a word doc and it just did it for a program to. when the word doc is done I go to file>save as>the make sure desktop is in the dropdown box and clicked on and then name the doc and click save. I have did it a million times, but now, instead of showing up my desktop I have to go into my computer>C drive> my documents>owner> then desktop and there it is, I can cut and paste it back to the desktop but why all of a sudden is it saving it there?

A:Solved: Windows XP SP2-save to desktop-saves it to the desktop folder not the desktop

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Referring to post at:

titled "Need HELP for Windows XP failure to run Explorer.exe after Welcome Page".

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del. If it brings up Task Manager, create a new task and run %windir%\explorer.exe. If this brings up the desktop, then according to the posted HijackThis log, this is my speculation (assuming your system is clean of malware):

Too many startup processes. Any undue change to any of them can cause problem during startup. If you could remember the very last time you had accessed the internet before this problem cropped up, did your hard disk light blinked a lot? Some programs were actively reading or writing to your machine. It could be Windows update or ZoneAlarm or others. Undo Windows update, uninstall ZoneAlarm, unintall IME, uninstall Java, etc. Try to minimize or simplify you startup process. Get replacement, another version of Java or from the other vendor, another firewall, another IME, etc.

Sorry for the delay. When I solved my similar problem, the thread is closed. So I post here in case anyone care to read. I uninstall ZoneAlarm, zap clean the registry with Registry Easy 4.7, replace it with Comodo Internet Security Free 3.5.54375.427. My XP sp2 is back to normal and desktop shows up after logon as normal.

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Since I upgraded to Windows 8, I am no longer able to save individual Remote Desktop Connection files as .rdp files. I am talking about the traditional Remote Desktop Connection application on the Desktop that was in previous Windows versions, not the
Remote Desktop App from the Windows 8 store.
When I try to click on the Save button I get "An error occurred while saving to file"
When I try to click on the Save As button I get "Unable to open connection file" with the file address being where I tried to save it with the file name at the end.
Also when I upgraded to Windows 8, my .rdp files disappeared from my Documents folder.
 I need to create different .rdp files for different programs that my employees get into on my server. Now I have to hand type all the info each time into the Programs tap on the Remote Desktop Connection window, because I can't save to an
.rdp file.
 I like the Remote Desktop App from the Windows store but it won't let me designate specific programs to use using standard dos notation (ie c:\program files\ etc..). It just goes to my server desktop.
 I want to promote Windows 8 to my employees but I need either .rdp files for the traditional Remote Desktop Connection or the ability to open specific programs using dos notation in the Windows Store Remote Desktop App.

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I have been having CPU issues at 100%. I contacted HP.com support and the last suggestion they suggested was to update the video card driver. I have a Nividia GSForce2 MX200 (Compaq Computer) They sent me to a link to their ftp site and I followed the instructions to download, install, and do a restart. When I restarted there were no desktop icons. It probably means that whatever files are damaged are preventing the startup from finishing. The normal internet programs that launch upon starting up the computer are not launched and I have to manually launch them by finding them. I tried doing a last known good configuiration, and when that failed in safe mode I couldn't access the Start Menu to do a system restore. I tried rolling back the driver to the previous one to no avail. I called HP and of course they wanted to charge me since it is out of warranty. I said it was their file and I asked for a supervisor who told the tech to tell me the same thing. So I was stuck with chat support. We were able to try the system restore which didn't work. I went to Control Panel and tried cliking on Taskbar or Start Menu but nothing happens. HP sent me 2 links for some patches:
HP said in an email "Based on the information that I gathered from the chat session,
>>To resolve the issue. Please follow these steps.
>>Please run this patch: Please save the file on the desktop, then install
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A:Desktop icons,taskbar,Start Menu GONE: blank desktop except photo on background

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While working offline, my Dell Latitude 131L goes into hibernate. When I restart the laptop it opens to a generic "Dell" desktop picture. There is no Start Menu or toolbar. No desktop icons are available. The cursor is in the middle of the screen, but is of no use. I was NOT installing any software or hardware.

I attempted to reboot, same screen appears.

I am able to start in "Safe Mode."

I attempted to use a Restore point, but each time (I tried several dates) it will not take.

I called Dell and we ran a Hardware test (Fn and Power keys), no errors were present.

Update: It loads REAL slow, taking about 15 minutes or more. But then I can not anything. After an hour of loading, I ran Kaspersky and no threats were found.

Restarted and got a blue screen that says
Checking the file System C:
The type of file system is NTSF.
The volume is dirty

Then it does a series of verifications that take a long time.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:XP loads to a generic desktop, no start menu order desktop icons

The following steps will be a good start to resolving the issue. The first thing that you should do is to check that your hard drive is not failing.On a working computer, download the diagnostic utility from the hard drive manufacturer's website to create a bootable floppy or CD.Find the brand name of your hard drive. You will find this info on the label of the hard drive (most likely you will have to remove the hard drive from the box to read the label). You will also find sufficient info to identify the drive (the model number) by looking at the hdd code in the BIOS Setup Menu, and then googling the code. Another alternative is to use something like Everest or Belarc Advisor.
EVEREST Free Edition 2.20
http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.htmlBelarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit (Version 8.1b)
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlHard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.htmlFor Toshiba hard drives
http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnosticIf you have trouble identifying your hard drive manufacturer, use the Hitachi diagnostic utility: It will work with most hard drives.To make a bootable CD, download the .ISO image to your computer. If you don't have a suitable burning program, download ImgBurn and install it. Open ImgBurn, and choose to "Write image fi... Read more

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All,I just noticed that when you run a desktop.ini file (Windows 7) thru Notepad, the system SOMETIMES creates a [localizedfilenames] section, with list of shortcut links ie:
[.ShellClassInfo]LocalizedResourceName=Users - ProfileIconResource=C:\Windows\system32\SHELL32.dll,19[LocalizedFileNames][email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\gameux.dll,[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\gameux.dll,[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\gameux.dll,-10057
Does anyone know what action causes these [email protected] links & there pointers to the executable file to be created?? It seems that sometimes the entries are created and sometimes the entries aren?t. Thanks in advance - CES

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I need help.

Details of what is happening:

1. IE explorer opens by itself and directs me to various websites including:
A. pcsecuritysheild(dot)com
B. registrydefender(dot) com
C. media2.tmlatn(dot)com
D. nexplore(dot)com
E. freeeducationguide(dot)com
F. a fake virus scanner website saying that I have trojains et.

2. After restarting my computer and typing my password to get to the desktop nothing is on the desktop. I have to use task manager and click "new process" and type explorer.exe to load my desktop.

3. Upon restart and desktop loads I have a pop-up notepad for a desktop.ini file.

4. Upon restart and desktop loads I saw a Microsoft Word document that was new and corrupted unable to open as well as a Microsoft Word document that was labeled desktop.ini

5. My firefox browser now take 48 seconds to load after launching it, before it was lightning fast like within 2 seconds. While surfing it is very sluggish.

History of what may be causing the problems and what I have done already to correct them:

Recently I downloaded an exe file that I got through limewire. (bad idea). Upon downloading and running this file, McAfee detected a Trojan and removed. Within the next 24 hours McAfee detected 4 more Trojans and removed them. Two of them were Atemis, 2 were Fakevirus and I don't remember the other one it was a "general". I performed an manual virus scan and another virus was found and quarantined. This v... Read more

A:IE explorer hijacke, Desktop diappearing, sluggish browsing, desktop disappearing

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Due to the restrictions on Vista, all tools should be started by Right-Click >>> Run As Administrator


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix:


* Ensure you have disabled all antivirus and antimalware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please see this >> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ee_disable.gif

Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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hi .. i got a problem with my desktop like in this topic "http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/125587/white-desktop-filecwindowsprivacy-dangerindexhtm/"
and i did what teacup61 say and i also got my desktop back the normal
but my mitFraudFix log is differentt and i also have a message near the windows clock "16:37: VIRUS ALERT!"

my mitFraudFix log is this

SmitFraudFix v2.329

Scan done at 12:26:37,59, s b 05/07/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Magn?lia\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [vers?o 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

???????????????????????? Process

C:\Arquivos de programas\GbPlugin\GbpSv.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\NitroPC\NitroPC.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:White Desktop - File:///c:/windows/privacy_danger/index.htm, Problem With Desktop

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Carolyn and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. HijackThis logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that it happens. Please do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please reply to this thread, do not start another!Please tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Please tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Please try as much as possible not to run anything while executing a fix.If you follow these instructions, everything should go smoothly. I am sorry that we were unable to reply to your post sooner. The forums have been very busy. If you are still in need of assistance, please do the following:Download and install HijackThis Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop.Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe to install it.By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .Click on Install.It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.Copy/Paste the log to your next reply please.
Don't use the Analyse This button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.
Don't have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even requi... Read more

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07-02-2008, 12:03 PM #1 (permalink)
OS: XP Pro

problem with desktop display properties


Two nights ago I visited the web site Flash Fun Pages to find a joke to send to a friend who is sick with cancer. I did not end up sending anything and logged out. Yesterday, the background on my desktop was hijacked by this site. I ran Ad Aware SE and AVG both regularly and in safe mode, but did not find any viruses or malware. I also ran Trend Micro House Call but that did not find any problems either.

The problem was that the backgrounds were frozen at the end of the list, on "desktop", and could not be changed. I went on line to Downloads.com and looked under desktop display hijacked and found some freeware named Desktop Hijack Fix. This got rid of the Flash Fun Pages joke links and ads, but now my desktop display backgrounds are still frozen, although they are now frozen at the top of the list--'none'. I can choose a color, but I cannot access any of the background options, including the photo of my dog, which is my background of choice.

Interestingly, there are two users of my computer, and the other user does not have this problem. I can change the display properties backgr... Read more

A:[SOLVED] opaque titles for desktop icons can't be made transparent/desktop always act

I have gone through the 5 steps.

Attached please find the Hijack This log, and the 2 DSS logs.

I cannot post the Panda ActiveScan log from my first scan because I simply forgot to upload it and when I go back to the site all it says is that 11 tracking cookies were disinfected. But I am attaching the log from my second scan. Interestingly, there were 4 additional low level tracking cookies found and disinfected. The same 8 vulnerabilities--all from Microsoft updates--remain on my computer since the software does not disnfect these or offer the opportunity to disinfect them.

Spyware Blaster has been set up to protect everything on my computer.

But the problem is still that apparently my desktop is active and cannoot be turned off. I have run Iconoid and cannot make the titles for my desktop icons transparent because it states that the desktop is active. You can see in my previous posting the work that Cool Freak has done to try to figure this out before he kicked this over to "the experts".

Please help me. It's not only that my desktop is ugly with these opaque icon title boxes, there is something wrong with my computer that is causing this that we have not identified as yet, and who knows what havoc that might wreak in the future! Thank you very much for your attention and help.

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Hi there,

So a while back when i was running XP on this rig, i had a active desktop wallpaper setup that would display animated local radar images. Basically the same radar you would see if you put in your zipcode in the weather.com or accuweather.com radar section.

So now with Win 7, i cant get it to work for the life of me....and no, sorry, the wimpy sidebar gadgets just dont cut it.

Basically what it was, and am looking to accomplish, is have a live animated radar as my wallpaper / background.
Preferably not the whole screen, just alike a 12X8 square or something relative.

Picture attached of a mock setup of what im talking about.

Im pretty sure i originally was using this as my source for the animated wallpaper:
My favorite radar site

Any ideas all?

Thanks for reading

A:Animated Desktop Wallpaper? Active desktop radar images.

hmmm, bump

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Hi, i need your helps
After upgrade to windows 10 (from 8) I notice that my "active" desktop folder is C:\Users\Temp\Desktop ?I restart my computer and now my desktop is C:\Users\"myUser"\Desktop
The problem is - that C:\Users\Temp\Desktop folder with all of my sub-folders completely gone.

What can I do? Is those folders are hides anywhere?

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Wasn't sure if this is the right category but I guess it's ultimately a question of hardware...

In case you don't want to read the whole background, my ultimate question is, Which power supply should I look to get to replace the dead one in the old unit?

I just moved into an off-campus house at college and the last homeowners left behind a lot of stuff, including what appears to be a functional Dell desktop PC. At least 10 years old, judging by the available ports on the MB and the other hardware inside. The unit is dead on its own, but I tried connecting the 20-pin part of my desktop's power supply to the old unit and the motherboard seemed to power up (light went on, CPU fan started).

The hard drive and CD-ROM drive didn't seem to power on, but I found what seemed to be a safety button (see first image) which I am guessing prevents those devices from powering on if the case is open. Can anyone confirm this for me? I want to know if anything else in this unit is dead, but it seems like everything was in great shape (not much dust, etc). I don't really want to pump more than like $50 bucks into this thing, as my goal was to use this PC as either a dedicated Linux machine or to host a web site (not expecting much traffic at all, and with FiOS Quantum 75/75 we have more than enough bandwidth).

The motherboard looks very much like the Dell OptiPlex GX260 SDT SFF Socket 478 (Image: http://attach.forum.ge/post-54-1270667615.jpg) although I cannot seem to find the exa... Read more

A:Desktop Resurrection - Need power supply for 2002 Dell desktop


I have no idea if that model number is what you need, but it can be bought at the above link. 24 bucks, refurbished.

Google reveals other prices, most higher than $24.

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Hi, i need your helps

After upgrade to windows 10 (from 8) I notice that my "active" desktop folder is C:\Users\Temp\Desktop ?I restart my computer and now my desktop is C:\Users"myUser"\Desktop
The problem is - that C:\Users\Temp\Desktop folder with all of my sub-folders completely gone.

What can I do? Is those folders are hides anywhere?

A:Desktop folder disappear (C:\Users\Temp\Desktop) with all my material

check your C:\Users folder, see if there's a user in there call Temp. If so, your folder should be in that user's desktop folder.

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Mod edit: Moved from the XP forumHi Guys,I have been hammered by spyware recently....the desktop.html file is stuck as my background, and i get windrv.exe running over and over...here is my hajack log...can someone please help me out?...Thanks!MattLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:10:45 PM, on 6/5/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Matt\My Documents\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeF2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exeO1 - Hosts: localhost - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdsg.dllO2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program F... Read more

A:Desktop.html File Stuck On My Desktop And Windrv.exe Running

Hi Vogz and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!Please download ewido security suite it is a free version of the program.Install ewido security suiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guardInstall scan via context menuLaunch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double-click it.The program will now open to the main screen.When you run ewido for the first time, you may get a warning "Database could not be found!". Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.
You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.Then click on Start Update.The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
(the status bar at the bottom will display ("Update successful")If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido.ewido manual updatesPlease wait until Safe Mode to run Ewido!Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeSave it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.The fix will begin; follow the prompts.You will be asked to reboot your computer,Reboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)
<a href="http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001052409420406?OpenDocument&src=se... Read more

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hi... i use windows xp service pack 2 am facing a really annoying problem and would love it if someone helps me ><!

I remember few days ago.. my kaspersky identified some system file as a trojan.. so it probably a misunderstanding when i was installing system mechanic. it got deleted.. and i have this automatic option to delete them after they are put in backup in kaspersky.

now whenever i open my pc, my desktop and taskbar and start menu,etc goes away after a few seconds! Now i rely on the task manager..

here's the Hijack log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:46:33 PM, on 7/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
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A:no desktop icons, no taskbar,no start menu, no right clicking on desktop please help!

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I've searched and I get not even one link on this. I have a clean install of Windows 7 plus Firefox and Dell Drivers.. My problem is it creates a ghost like file that really isn't there because if I delete one, the other becomes inaccessible and I have to manually refresh using F5. Also, when I restart my computer it also is creating duplicates of files and shortcuts. Even when I install software it creates two short cuts.. I can deal with having to manually refresh, but I cannot deal with it creating duplicates of everything.
Here is an image that will further confuse you.

A:Desktop creating two copies of files when moving items to desktop..

I can't see anything other than a folder shortcut in your snip? But, with your problem, have you by chance "taken ownership" of any system folders - particularly the "Documents and Settings" folder. This action can often produce the effects you are experiencing.

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I opened them in notepad, one reads:

[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21799

and the other:

[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769

These appeared after a full Malwarebytes scan.

A:2 hidden desktop.ini files appeared on desktop after Malwarebytes scan

The desktop.ini files are backups that windows makes
when changes are made to the desktop.
I see them periodically because I have show hidden files
enabled in folder options.
I usually just delete them if I am not having problems with the desktop.

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I recently setup a new Windows 7 machine (brand new Skylake build) and swapped the displays from my old machine to the new machine, and started working on the old machine via RDP as I migrate things slowly.
What I found by trial and error is that usually within 20 minutes of using Remote Desktop from the new machine, I would get the Aero Performance warning. I see dwm.exe consuming 100% CPU of a single core. This boggled me because I have a fast machine, with
an ASUS GTX 580 Matrix GPU (nVidia) that performs very well. I am using the latest Geforce drivers.
Once it happens, dragging Windows is a very hitchy experience. Nothing works to recover. If I start the Desktop Window Manager service, it'll go immediately to a high CPU state. I have to reboot to clear it up. If I dont use RDP, it never happens, but within
minutes of opening the RDP session, there it goes again. I can stop the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service to workaround the problem.
One more symptom. Once, before rebooting, I decided to uninstall the nVidia drivers and try reinstalling them. The installer complained that no compatible display adapter was found. I had to reboot in order to reinstall them. This almost sounds like a flaky
driver or GPU, but this GPU worked fine for the past couple of years in another box (though that doesn't mean it didn't go bad since).

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Recently my desktop icon placement has not been able to stay put if I do a desktop refresh or a computer reboot. I have looked at many internet hits on this same topic and no solution suggested has worked. I've tried them all til I'm blue in the face!

I have done the IconCache.db thing where you can delete an existing file from the hidden ...\Appdata\Local\ directory and restart the explorer. There was no file there. Yes, I have show hidden files turned on. Restarting explorer doesn't help. Rebooting is supposed to re-create the file, but it doesn't. Resetting the colors from 32 to 16 and back is supposed to rebuild the cache. It doesn't. Still no file there. After manually placing a few icons and refreshing the desktop, it is supposed to remember where they are, but it doesn't, they just fly back to where they were before manually moving them.

This is getting to be very aggravating and frustrating. I don't know why this has started all of a sudden, and I cannot seem to find a solution from the many internet hits on the same topic.

Someone out there, please help with fixing this problem. I know I'm not the only one with it. Thanks!

A:Desktop icon placement does not survive a desktop refresh or a reboot

I am using Win 7 Home \premium.

When I had my Vista Home Premium, I had over 200 desktop icons/shortcuts.
Dam things would relocate whenever they wanted. Imagine the frustration and anger trying to find the shortcut I wanted ?
I finally came across this tutorial :
Save and Restore Desktop Icon Layout in Windows Vista - How-To Geek
I used it and it worked. If one or 2 icons ever moved, one right click will put them back where they were supposed to be.

Yesterday, while on my Windows 7, I decided to install that program as well and see if it also works in Win 7.
It does.

Give it a try and please report back.

Note : at the end there is a notice about 32-bit and 64-bit.

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So I rebooted my computer after a crash, and after logging in the screens were completely black and my mouse & keyboard was unresponsive. I did Crtl + Alt + Del which brought up the correct menu, and after I exited it I was put onto the start menu, which was blank. Just like the login screen and lock screen, the colour and design had been reset (to purple, if it matters). Leaving the start menu presents me with the black desktop again, but the start bar at the bottom is present and after a while the clock, wifi, volume etc. loads in the bottom right as well as a User Profile Service notification telling me I've been "signed in with the default profile for the system". There are no pinned apps either, although FileZilla Server loads up after a minute and that is on the start bar now. Also, immediately after leaving the start menu, a "Location is not available" dialogue box comes up with the error message:

C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

When I click OK on that, the Recycle Bin appears on my desktop. Opening the recycle bin displays the same message as before, and it does have al... Read more

A:Black desktop and empty start menu, Desktop unavailable

If you can get an administrator command prompt run:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


sfc /scannow

It might help.

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The problem I'm having is at start-up. Windows loads properly, but when it's finished I have no Icons, no task bar, and can't right click on any part of the desktop. All I Have is the wallpaper displaying, that's it.
I noticed on task manager when I hit CRT-ALT-Delete, that Explorer.exe is not on the list of processes. when I type in explorer.exe in the new task, I get a error that says cannot find explorer exe. make sure path was straight etc etc. I was wondering if you might know what the problem is and allow me to take the steps in remedy this problem. I think the explorer has something to do with the desktop not loading properly.
Thank you

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Hello... recently i have a problem with my laptop, when restarting it loads normally but after a second desktop load something i dont know caused the desktop unclickable and the loading animation circle is still spinning, after about 2-3 minute it finished and my laptop works well as usual again (no slow), i wonder what makes that happen, sometimes its very annoying when we want to use the laptop immediately after restarting or turning on

A:Help... My Desktop Loading Animation Makes Desktop Slow After Restartin

Give the computer a bit of a clean out. a bit more detail on what goes on and more info about your computer, would also help people answering your question

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but yet laptops are able to connect to the wireless g router.

has anyone any idea why this may be and how i can get the main computer to connect to the internet?

thanks for any help

A:internet not connecting on desktop pc where desktop network pci card was installed...

If you provide some information about the "desktop", like the version/patch level of Windows, the indications in Device Manager for the NIC, etc. we might be able to help.

In addition, open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

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I don't find the desktop to be of much use, too many icons take away from the image I choose to display, but I do use the desktop toolbar from the taskbar quite a bit.
There are icons that I cannot remove from the desktop toolbar such as the Network & Control Panel icons they won?t leave the toolbar, and I can?t seem to kill the IE icon off for good, either. Does anyone know how to kill them dead and send them to Vista Hell?

A:How do I make desktop icons go away from desktop toolbar in Vista?

Hi gtghip,
Here's a tutorial to show how to disable notification icons.
Notification Area - System Icons[11]=Taskbar Start Menu
And to get rid of the IE icon, right click on taskbar, Properties, Uncheck Show Quicklaunch, Apply.

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Welcome Everybody!,We need You're help.From few days we trying to find software what will help us with our IT Support service, but without any positive result.We looking for application what will be suitable for following situation:Client download from our website application.Client run applicationClient (automatically connect to our central server bypassing any firewalls ) get support password id.Client say this password to technician.Out technician start client console, connect to central server, and using password from user take control on his desktop.We can't find any working suitable solution what will use our server and have normal licensing, not by hours or issues.We tried following software but without positive result.http://www.nexusconcepts.com - Looks great, have everything what we want but crash on Vista when opening Windows "run" or "cmd".http://www.uvnc.com/index.html - Don't support encryption and passwords when using "repeater" (middle server between users and technician)http://remotesupportsystem.com - Same like above but paid .http://remotezilla.com - Same like above.http://www.readydesk.com/ - Still based on same solution, no encryption...As You can see, this is very hard mission to find something good.We need this software to run under Windows XP / Vista / (in future) SevenI will be grateful for any suggests from You're side.Regards

A:Desktop Share (remote desktop) software for IT Support.

hi there!i am a tech support guy in our office. i usually install the tightvnc server on our workstations so that i can control their desktop using the tightvnc viewer. now if you are planning to access your client's computers online, you should know their IPs.i have successfully remote accessed windows xp, ubuntu and vista.hope this helps!

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I have a custom built desktop at an office, it was running Windows Xp pro with the license glued on the side. At a later time a full license was purchased for windows 7 pro oem, and glued on the side of the computer. The system was wiped and Windows 7 pro freshly installed (not upgraded).
Now a new system with Windows 10 pro was bought to take it's place.
My question is there, the office has a Windows XP Pro laptop, that must be upgraded to Windows 7 pro. Am I able to use that license from that old desktop for Windows 7 Pro on this winxp laptop to install Windows 7 pro? If so, how would I go about doing it? Just an upgrade and use that product key?

A:Transfering license from desktop to laptop, and throwing desktop away

The laptop license will be an OEM copy of the OS, this is managed by the OEM of the laptop and would not be transferable to the new system. the additional win7 laptop is also an OEM license but in this case the support would be the responsibility of your Company IT department.

You need to purchase a new license for the laptop, but, if you can get one an upgrade license would be OK as the XP pro to Windows 7 is a valid upgrade

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After running Ad-aware, a trojan file was detected that couldn't be quarantined, cleaned or deleted. Husband found a way to get it deleted, but there was a warning saying that it was associated with another file. Deleted anyway.

Ran McAfee VirusScan and deleted unwanted programs it detected. After that, the mouse wouldn't work, so shut computer down by holding button in until shutdown (only way it could be shut down).

Start up went normal until the desktop background came up. Message stating "C: couldn't be found, check address again(???)" popped up. I clicked OK then it just sat there. I shut it off again.

Start up went normal again up through desktop background. No message this time. Mouse seems to work, but no icons or start up blue bar.

The only thing we can think of is the deleted file was associated with our desktop icons.

Thank you for your help.


A:Desktop icons don't show up on startup, desktop background only...

Hi deeanne, I seem to be having the same problem as you...will keep you posted if anything works...


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Is it possible to transfer data from my desktop pc to my laptop pc without turning on my desktop pc? My desktop pc does not work and needs a new motherboard. I know I can take my PCs in to Best Buy and have them transfer the data for about $100. I'm hoping to do it myself and cheaper. Is there any specific equipment I can rent or buy to do this myself? The data I need transferred is from my old desktop is from a Dell Dimension XPS T500 to my new Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop. Any ideas?
Thank you.

A:Transfering data from desktop to laptop without turning desktop pc on?

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Is it possible to transfer data from my desktop pc to my laptop pc without turning on my desktop pc? My desktop pc does not work and needs a new motherboard. I know I can take my PCs in to Best Buy and have them transfer the data for about $100. I'm hoping to do it myself and cheaper. Is there any specific equipment I can rent or buy to do this myself? The data I need transferred is from my old desktop is from a Dell Dimension XPS T500 to my new Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop. Any ideas?
Thank you.

A:Transfering data from desktop to laptop without turning desktop pc on?

yes.............dont duplicate post!

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I have a Toshiba laptop running Vista. I got a virus a little bit ago and got that all sorted out and fixed. When I had the virus my desktop wouldnt load at all in regular mode. but worked in safe mode. After getting all the virus stuff taken care of..I was able to work in regular mode. It took a little while for my desktop to load (about 15 minutes) but it worked fine once it was loaded.

Well after a couple of days it started taking longer and longer for my desktop to load. Now its up to about 45 minutes for any icons to appear. When I try to log onto IE I get the hour glass for a few seconds and nothing happens. I walked away thinking this would be one of those..time things..and came back and hour later and still nothing opened. I can run perfectly fine in safe mode. Any suggestions?

A:Vista..desktop loads after 45 minutes. Cant open anything in desktop

I have a Toshiba laptop running Vista.Is this the same computer that you were dealing with in this topic?Win 7 Security

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I saved a scanned copy of a letter on my desktop, but the next day the desktop had been cleaned up and I can't find the file anywhere on my PC. I've tried several alternative searche - but to no avail.

My desktop cleanup wizard was on, but I had turned it off many days ago.

Please help!! I need to find the file as it is a letter to my local tax office (and I did not keep a printout, grrrr!)



A:PDF file lost from desktop but desktop cleanup wizard off

I would try a search. Make sure to search for .pdf on C: drive. Also, under More Advanced Options check:
Search System Folders
Search hidden files and folders
Search Subfolders

If this doesn't find it. Its not there.

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I have Windows10 in my Laptop. I have a problem that whenever someone connects with my system via Remote Desktop, after that, the Desktop Icons dis-arrange i.e all the icons mixes with each other. Kindly guide how do i stop this.

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I own a one year old Toshiba Tecra i5 laptop.
Recently when I save anything to the desktop, I can save the file but not a new shortcut.

I can no longer create a new desktop icon manually, and new icons are no longer created
automatically as they always had been in the past.

I work off my desktop a lot, so this has become a real pain. Any ideas?
A solution would be greatly appreciated.

GR, alias ezBoomer

A:Can't create new desktop icons when saving to desktop in Windows 7

Here are some things you can try.

Click on the desktop and press F5.
Righ-click on the desktop > view > and uncheck "show desktop icons" then check it again.
Reload the icon cache.
In windows explorer make sure hidden files are shown. To do this go to:
Tools > folder options > view > select show hidden files, folder, and drives.
then go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local (replace "username" to your username)
and delete IconCache.db
Then reboot.

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Trying to set-up/learn Win 10.

In Win 7 I had a 'desktop' entry on my taskbar (when clicked) that showed EVERYTHING on the desktop ... thus allowing me to have a 'clean' desktop so I could see the background images w/o icons cluttering it up.

Referring to the tutorial 'Pin to taskbar' Folder and Drive in Windows 10 I created a 'desktop icon' but it only shows 10 out of 26 'items' (some shortcuts, some folders, etc).

The 'desktop' (folder ?) only contains those 10 items ... is the another 'desktop' folder floating around the Win 10 refers to when displaying it on the PC?

A:Where is 'Desktop File' Containing ALL files,folders,apps in Desktop?

Hello RAPw10,

The desktop will show items inside the two folders below.

Current account's desktop folder: %UserProfile%\Desktop

All users' desktop folder: %Public%\Desktop

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I am running a desktop that freezes within 3 minutes of Windows XP and showing the desktop. Keyboard won't work and sometimes mouse cursor is able to move. I tried system restore, recovery console (which caused me more grief because it overwrote my Vista MBR), NOD32 scans, Ad-aware scans, Spybot scans, and ClamWin scans. I don't know how this happened. A few days ago, I came back to my computer from watching TV and it was frozen. I had to manually reboot with the button and it's been like this ever after.

D:\ is my Windows XP partition.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:04:13 PM, on 5/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
D:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Fomatik\TrueImageTryStartService.exe
D:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
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A:HJT log - Desktop computer freezes within 3 minutes of loading desktop


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Please help me with this issue, google is constantly redirecting to spam sites and AVG is posting up issues every 30 seconds on my laptop. Also, whenever I go to websites that are secured where I have to enter a password, google chrome tells me that "The site's security certificate is signed using a weak signature algorithm". I have Windows 7, 64 bit.

In AVG, I am seeing threats in c:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini and GAC_64\Desktop.ini, the infection name is Trojan Horse Backdoor.Generic15.AXLA

Also, I am seeing Trojan Horse Patched_c.LXT in C:\Windows\System32\services.exe

Here is my DDS Log:
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by snowbordtildeath at 21:07:27 on 2012-07-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3964.2367 [GMT -5:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Google Redirects, GAC_32\Desktop.ini and GAC_64\Desktop.ini

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate Notification, and click on Proceed. This will send you... Read more

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Hi all
Strange request this one -- I need a new Desktop / Workstation -- needs to be a fixed workstation.

I've got plenty of spare disk drives and memory modules and I don't need to buy a monitor.

From what I've seen so far it seems I can get a MUCH better deal on buying a Low end Robust mini tower SERVER such as the LENOVO THINKSERVER S100V (basic model around 300 GBP / 460 USD) rather than a workstation such as say DELL INSPIRON.

The workstation will get ROBUST use and needs to be on for long periods.

A Mini tower Server seems to be the better option -- I can "Up the memory" and increase the disk space and run Windows 7 without a problem on it. Seems Servers at the lower end of the market are actually CHEAPER than Desktops.

(Not talking about "Racks" or "Blades" btw -- these are more specialized nd expensive of course.

I don't need extreme gaming so "Roll your own" isn't applicable here.

Any comments - Disadvantages of running a PHYSICAL server as a workstation (note that a WORKSTATION OS would be installed on it BTW).


A:New Desktop needed -- Domestic desktop or small Server ??

Building your own rig doesn't only apply to gaming. But if you're adamant about buying a prebuilt... I don't see why there would be any problem, other than the extras (graphics, sound card) not being exactly up to par.

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Hi everyone. I'm having a problem in Windows 7 with my dual monitor setup. Being a student, my laptop comes with me during the day to classes, but when I return to my desk, I have a dual monitor setup through a docking station. I haven't had a problem getting the displays to actually output in extended desktop. Instead, I can't keep them set that way. Installing any program, opening the system task monitor, letting the computer idle into sleep, or any process that makes the screen "flash" sets the screens back to clone. It's even more annoying that for some reason, I cannot get the system to recognize the external monitor through the display settings. To get around this, I've set up schemes that I default to through the Intel Graphics card. I know it's a minor irritation, but somehow I managed to bypass that default in Vista Ultimate and can't quite figure out how to do it in 7.

I attempted to fill out my system specs in my profile as best as possible, but please let me know if any information more is needed from me. I apologize if anything is missing, this is my first post. Thanks for your help!

A:Extended Desktop Keeps Reverting Back to Cloned Desktop

have you tried re-installing the graphics drivers?

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I have 25 files and folders on my desktop but only 15 are visible when viewing the desktop directly. All of them are visible when viewing the desktop in Windows Explorer. I have two monitors configured as one and keep all desktop items on one of them. I've tried selecting everything with CTL-A while on the desktop and moving them around as a group, to see if the missing ones might have somehow scrolled off the screen, but that doesn't reveal them.

Any idea what might be causing this? Thanks.

A:Desktop files are visible in Windows Explorer but not on Desktop

right click -> show desktop icons :O

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Hi! I'll describe my problem with an example. Let's say I'm moving a file to the desktop (the folder in Windows Explorer). When I then check the desktop, the file isn't there. My problem is that changes that are either made to the desktop or the desktop folder doesn't apply to the other one, so the desktop folder and the desktop itself looks different. How can I fix this?

Sorry for the confusing explanation :/

A:Changes made in the desktop folder doesn't change on the desktop.

So what is the issue?

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Hello, I noticed that AVG kept popping up a threat/attack from the GAC_32\Desktop.ini and GAC_64\Desktop.ini malware programs.

I have updated AVG, I have run SuperAntiSpyware, Malware Anti-Malware - as directed in other threads.

So I ended up here.

I ran the DDS, and the GMER steps - and attaching the logs below.DDS Log:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.6.2
Run by Craig at 7:57:41 on 2012-09-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16382.12190 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled/Updated* {445B48C3-0FA4-6B16-8F07-6506F305D800}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled/Updated* {FF3AA927-299E-6498-B5B7-5E74888292BD}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
FW: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled* {7C60C9E6-45CB-6A4E-A458-CC330DD69F7B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:GAC_32\Desktop.ini and GAC_64\Desktop.ini Malware attack

Please do the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

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OS: Windows 7 Pro machines that connect to a 2008 server
At a business we help, they gave us a call yesterday morning saying that only specific desktop icons had disappeared. Looking at their machines they were missing shortcuts to a program that runs from the server as well as short cuts to folders on the server. However, nothing in the server seemed to have changed, the folder is still there, the modification time was when they last used it the day before. They are in a domain if that would help. We were able to simply go and place the icons back on their desktops yesterday and said they haven't had any issues this morning.
Their shortcuts were not from a single folder on the server
So, the main question, what would cause only very specific desktop icons to disappear from their desktop?

A:Desktop Icons Disappearing On Multiple Desktop Workstations

This is probably why.

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I made a free tool(for those who have more than 15 icons on desktop) to arrange your desktop icons into shapes like hearts, circles, stars and so on. It gives a bit of freshness to your desktop, icons arranged into a cute heart on a good wallpaper looks really nice.

You can set the height, width and position of the shape on the screen. It also have a function that saves and restores icons position, useful for those who change resolution a lot.

I attached some screenshots to see what I'm talking about.

Link to download My Cool Desktop

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to share

A:My Cool Desktop - little app to arrange desktop icons into shapes

Thats pretty cool, fair play. I am one of those minimalist people who has nothing on his desktop. Still well cool utility though well done

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Ive been running a windows 2000 for a while now, the other day i saw it was running,
but i hadn't turned it on, and the monitor was blank.
Tried the mouse and the keyboard, but got no response, so i turned it off using the
button on the front of the computer.
To my surprise after a few minutes, it turned itself back on. I watched the monitor
as it went through the motions. Memory check. Win 2000 logo. Black and white stripe.
All seemed well, until it was about to show the desktop display, it didn't show up.
Just blank, but the computer carried on clicking and twinkling its little light. Then
the Windows start up musical sound played. Then nothing, but the PC stayed on, and
its little light would blink every so often.
I waited a while, then decided this wasn't right.
Switched it off again, and started it again. same result.

Tried again, this time i went for "Safe Mode".

It started up in "Safe Mode" , but of course it can't be used fully in "Safe Mode".
I looked around it, poked at this, poked at that, all looked normal for "Safe Mode".
Shut it down, properly this time, by using the proper shut down sequence.
It shut down ok, i thought - maybe thats all it needs, a proper shut down - maybe it
will behave itself now, and fly right.

It started itself up after about four minutes, same as before.
PC running, no display.

So, i am asking for help please.


A:Win2000-seems to start up normally-then desktop is blank, will only show desktop in s

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