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Cortana will not respond to "Hey Cortana"

Q: Cortana will not respond to "Hey Cortana"

Unless I click the microphone first. I have a brand new windows 10 computer. I've run set up to have her learn my voice and respond to Hey Cortana, but she will only hear me if I click the microphone first (and she has no problem hearing me). Googled this issue and it appears I'm not the only one with this problem and thus far Microsoft Forums have not really come up with a solution for me or anyone else, other than setting up a new account profile which didn't work. They want me to do a repair in place upgrade which means I'll have to reinstall windows 10. This is a windows 10 computer, not an upgrade. Is there any other option? Can you assist? I have RealTek Digital Output.

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On all my pc's I now have a "get cortana for my phone" message in all the cortana action windows. How in the heck do I get rid of this? it is screwing up all my viewing habits for weather, sports score etc.

Why does microsoft keep jamming all this junk in the cortana window, I don't want anything except what I choose to have displayed.

Terry

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Quote:




A couple weeks ago, we got an early look at Cortana in Windows 10 and thanks to the new leak of Windows 10 build 9901, we have a lot more to share about the new feature.
As you can see from the images in this post, in build 9901, Cortana is much more refined in her appearance and she appears to be more responsive on our install. More so, we can also dig into the settings of the feature and gain a better understanding of where the feature is headed.




Windows 10: Cortana gets refined, adds "Hey Cortana" feature - Neowin

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TLDR: 100 monthly monthly users, 8 billion questions asked, 1/3 of Windows 10 users use it, it's expected that Cortana will continue to be developed and will become MORE and not less central to 10 inherent functionality. In other words, Cortana isn't going away!

"During the company's fourth quarter earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella dropped a bomb on us that's arguably bigger than any figure touted since the release of Windows 10.

"The Cortana search box [in the Windows 10 task bar] has over 100 million monthly active users, with 8 billion questions asked to date," Nadella stated plainly on the call.

Now, the Redmond campus chief didn't specify exactly how many of those users are using Cortana on the desktop with their voice or simply typing into the search box, but how much does that matter?

Regardless of their method ? granted, 100 million vocal users would go a long way to improve the virtual assistant's voice recognition ? a lot of users are tapping into Cortana's cloud-powered knowledge graph and machine learning, which will all improve the more it's used.

The figure is big enough to draw specific attention to it in an earnings call, at least.

Now, to put that into a bit more perspective, Microsoft has issued 350 million Windows 10 installs as of this May. So, theoretically nearly a third of all Windows 10 users are using Cortana.

Can Apple say the same for Siri or Alphabet for Google Now? At the ... Read more

A:Windows 10's "Cortana" boasting 100 million monthly users

I voted "No".
I voted: "Not presently available in my country".

I don't have Windows Phone.
And Windows 10 in my laptop doesn't currently support Cortana due to geographical restriction, which I don't understand why they couldn't just make it global.
Edit: I voted: "Not presently available in my country".
 

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I am not interested in having a "personal assistant" who reports my activities and searches back to Microsoft like some kind of Cold War era embedded spy. As far as I am aware there is nothing "Cortana" does that can't be achieved using other existing OS functionality or dedicated software.... Can Cortana be completely fenced in to share NOTHING with MS?
(If not, I'll give her the sack by turning it off.....)

Follow on question - I really thought I declined all the intrusive functionality when I installed Windows 10. In my first attempt at installation I got a looking glass where the Cortana icon is appearing now on the Task bar. Did I accidentally select the wrong option at install?

A:Can "Cortana" be configured to share NO data with Microsoft?

Hey Hannele,

You could disable Cortana to do so.

Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I'm used to using Windows 7, which worked almost perfectly for me. Windows version 10 is far too "bloated!" I dislike the fact that I can't boot-up my system without the completely unnecessary 'interim' of Cortana before seeing my Login screen. I don't use Cortana for anything so, I don't believe I need it.

So, can I eliminate "Cortana" completely without corrupting my entire OS? If so, then what step-by-step procedure do I need to follow to accomplish that --completely and safely? I do not want to be forced into re-installing Windows 10 from scratch -again.

EDITED:
Note: I'm using MS Windows Home Edition.
 

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Hi,

I've noticed, if there is no internet connection on account login, Cortana cannot search for files and apps in my PC! When it's connected to internet (even for a few seconds), Cortana's (local) search works fine.

Is it only for me???

P S: If you want to test, please try this:
1. Disconnect internet.
2. Sign out.
3. Sign in.
4. Still disconnected, open "Start" menu or Cortana and type...anything. Does it work?

THNX!

A:Cortana cannot even "Search My Stuff" with no internet connection!

Never had an issue like the one you describe since 10074. I disable web search in Cortana settings and it remain the best place to search Windows architecture. I rarely pass by File Explorer. Try to sign out (equivalent to lock screen) and sign in (Internet unplugged) and no effect on Cortana stability.

Posted under 10525

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I'm not a Cortana user on my desktop and would like to disable her, but as I have already updated to W10 1607, I understand that this can't happen on W10 Home. So I ask: If I follow these instructions (You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update | PCWorld), will this in any manner speed up my computer? I originally found out that if in order to stop the automatic web searching in File Explorer, I would first have to shut Cortana down; but as I can't fully do that, I'm looking for an alternative...if possible. BTW, I am an Everything user...along with File Explorer.

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I can search files, but no interest search in Cortana. I'm connected to the internet. I noticed this today after the new cumulative update.

Anyone else having this issue? How do I fix it?

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This suddenly came on my PC, despite it being a home PC that I have full admin over - even MS can't figure it out. Any takers?

A:"Cortana disabled by company policy"

Where did you get your current version of 10 Pro, and who/how was it installed? Sounds like a Group Policy Issue?

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I have Windows 10. When I select the Settings option there is not an option to turn on Hey Cortana. The first option is "Cortana can give you suggestions..." and the second is "Device search history". Can anyone please tell me where to find the option to turn on "Hey Cortana" as it should be under Settings according tot he sites I have read. Thank you

A:No "Hey Cortana" option in Settings

Welcome to the forum,

Is Cortana turned on as mentioned in the blue note box here,

Hey Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.

A:" Hey, Cortana" used to work at 1st, then stopped?

Originally Posted by supashaka


I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.



Welcome to the forum.
Open Settings, in box "find a setting" at top type Micro, click on Microphone Setup then Speech, Setup for speech recognition, see attachment.

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I have 7 Windows 10 computers (4 @ office, 3 @ home). Of these 7, only 1 is having this issue. Beginning about a month ago, Cortana has started giving me a "How Can I Help?" sort of splash screen, with a "^" on the bottom to collapse into my interests. See screenshots:



Typically with all my other W10 computers, Cortana will default directly to my interests, as seen in the second screenshot. I tried a support session with microsoft, who simultaneously declared it a "new feature" while trying to fix it, unsuccessfully.

Other troubleshooting steps I've taken unsuccessfully:
elevated cmd: sfc /scannowelevated cmd: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealthelevated cmd->powershell: Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest*.xml

  • "upgraded" my current W10 installation by using the mediacreationtool to "upgrade" my current installation while keeping apps and files
  • Turned all cortana cards off and back on

  • turned off cortana completely and went to bing.com/account/personalization and cleared all information, rebootedRead more

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    I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

    I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.

    A:" Hey, Cortana" used to work at 1st, then stopped?

    Originally Posted by supashaka


    I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

    I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.



    Welcome to the forum.
    Open Settings, in box "find a setting" at top type Micro, click on Microphone Setup then Speech, Setup for speech recognition, see attachment.

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    I have Windows 10. When I select the Settings option there is not an option to turn on Hey Cortana. The first option is "Cortana can give you suggestions..." and the second is "Device search history". Can anyone please tell me where to find the option to turn on "Hey Cortana" as it should be under Settings according tot he sites I have read. Thank you

    A:No "Hey Cortana" option in Settings

    Welcome to the forum,

    Is Cortana turned on as mentioned in the blue note box here,

    Hey Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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    I finally upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago, and most things work fine. Cortana wakes up when I say, "hey, Cortana," then responds with "Something went wrong." Every time.

    If I say, "hey Cortana, play some music," it plays music from my PC.

    If I say, "hey Cortana, Open IE," it says, "Okay, here's Netbeans IDE 8.1." Then, the PC makes a "critical stop" sound, and Cortana locks up. The little dots keeps going across the top of the Cortana windows, but it never recovers.

    If I say, "hey Cortana, Open Internet Explorer," it says, "Sure thing, starting Internet Explorer." Then, the PC makes a "critical stop" sound, and Cortana locks up. The little dots keeps going across the top of the Cortana windows, but it never recovers.

    I give it lots of other commands, sometimes it acts like it recognizes what I'm saying and tries to do something,
    "What's the weather?" "Okay starting weather.""I want to buy a Microsoft surface PC" "Okay, starting Services" or "Opening This PC."
    It invariably responds, as described above with a "critical stop," and Cortana spins and spins.

    After the critical stop, my only recourse is to stops Cortana from the Task Manager.

    So the microphone (Microsoft Lifecam HD 5001) works with Cortana, because it wakes up, and the mic works with other apps.
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    A:Cortana "Something went wrong."

    Welcome aboard, Bruce.

    Check "Region" and make sure that you are still set for US English.

    If that isn't the problem, then there are several solutions that MIGHT work . I advise you to scan for corrupted files:

    Go to Task Manager and select File--Run New Task. Type powershell into the box and check the box giving you Admin Privileges; then hit Return. Wait several seconds for PowerShell to start up. Then Type sfc /scannow into the command line and press the [Return] key. The scan may take some time and will end with one of three results. Windows did not find any integrity violations and Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them mean there are now no corrupt files, but Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them indicates a problem.
    In this latter case, type (or copy and paste) DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth into the PowerShell window and press the [Return] key. This will download files from Windows Update to replace the corrupt ones and, again, this may take some time.

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    Guys,

    This is a reference question to which I need an answer. Suppose you start to set up Cortona on Windows 10, but a few steps into the process the user decides, "Uhhh. I don't want to do this now." When you cancel out and open her up, she gives a "Welcome Back" notice.

    How would you approach Cortona to make her forget you, and start over at the first set up screen, like setting her up from the first time for a new user? In this regard, she has no memory of a previous users likes, searched, activities, or events. Can Cortona also be programmed to recognize multiple users such as family members where she would know each family member's routine or search habits and interests?

    Jack
     

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    First, I'd like to point out that I found and read this thread that, in the last post, tells me how to disable Cortana. https://techguy.org/1185771

    But for me, that is not enough. I want her file gone completely. I opened the file location and moved Cortana's file onto my desktop. I've yet to delete it because I don't know what harm could or could not happen.

    That being said, let me tell you about my laptop, in case that makes any difference.
    My laptop is a SonicMaster by Asus, E403S Series (the biggest piece of sh*t that I will NEVER buy again. SO MANY PROBLEMS.)

    If any more laptop info is needed, let me know. While I'm considered the tech guru of my house, all of this is way beyond my head.
     

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    Hi Guys !

    I was wondering if there is a way to get Cortana to respond to my written inputs with her voice rather than text.
    Or both.
    Is there ?
    Thanks !

    PS.
    Sorry if this is a dumb question ... plz remove it if it's in violation of the forum rules

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    Just upgraded to Windows10 4 days ago and got this on screen last night and until now. What will I do? PLEASE SEE PHOTO.

    A:Critical Error: Start menu and Cortana aren't working.....Sign out now"

    Just some of additional details I can remember after Windows 10 Upgrade.
    It looks so good at first, the environment...so cool... Until after 1 day,
    1) I cannot play my music using "Windows Media Player"
    2) I cannot "PRINT". Printer in my devices was gone. I re-installed it (Brother DCP-J100). And then it appeared in the devices as two copies: One with "Copy(1)" at the end. I tried to print, I cannot print. All were in "queued" all the time.
    3) I transferred photos from my mobile phone to laptop via Bluetooth, all were "NOT SENT". I found out: I need to right click on the Bluetooth icon and then press "Receive a file". Ops, before this it is automatic.....
    4) My greatest DISASTER: Above-mentioned: CRITICAL ERROR: Start menu and Cortana aren't working. We'll try to fix it the next time you sign in. Sign out now. Seemed like I don't have another choice but to sign out. But I have signed in and out already more than 10 times, when will it be fixed??? I cannot use my laptop well. Just to reach you out here in forum am using my mobile phone to take photo of the screen and patiently typing....I tried to click my "Mozilla browser in the Desktop" it doesn't function. I's forced to use "IE" instead and I don't like it and my time is limited coz anytime now while typing it can crushed....

    PLEASE HELP ME ON THIS...if this cannot be solved, please give me instruction on how can I rather go back to Windows 8... Read more

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    Example sentence: vrytim I prss ths kys, nothing happns. Now I'm writing with my on-sreen keyboard. I'm clueless when it comes to computer stuff. How do I fix this? Is this a software problem, or a hardware problem?Help is much appreciated!

    A:Kyboard deos not respond to the keys: "e", "d", "c" and "3"

    My keyboard hath the thame problem with the thupid eth key. The blathted thing ith driving me nutth.

    All theriousneth...er...seriousness aside, usually, that is a hardware problem. Can you find or borrow another keyboard and see if it will work correctly on your machine?

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    I really like the feature of Hey Cortana however it doesn't work consistently and it really annoys me, I've already check the mic setting and its on but still it wont work.

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    Hey everyone,
            I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
    point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
    but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
    have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
    Thanks,
    Sai Kiran Katuri.

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    INTRODUCTION

    1.  I am using Windows 10 operating system.  

    LOCALITY OF THE PROBLEM
    2. The Windows 10 Desktop menu at the bottom of the screen has a windows icon, (with 4 (four)window panes)
    as the fist item on the menu list.  When this icon is clicked it shows apps selection sub-menu as one of the options.


    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION
    3. The fist menu icon/item, at the bottom of the screen which is used to get to access to apps, and other applications
    is no longer responding when I click it, but it responds when I right click, with a menu that contains "Programs and features, Mobility Center,..., Shutdown or sign out and Desk Top".  I therefore can no longer access the apps.










    4. The other problem, which is not related to the first problem above, is:-
    4.1 The system tries to update features and fails to update some feature,and returns
    a message or notification,, "some features failed to load"


    Could somebody please help
    Daniel Ncwane
    South Africa
    cell number 0781363571









    Upgrade-Software


    ProblemDescription
    1. The system tries to update features and fails to update some feature, and return the message or notification that "some features failed to load" 2. The windows icon, (with 4 (four)window panes) at the bottom of the left and
    which is used to get to access to apps, etc., is no longer responding when I click it, but it responds when I right click, with a menu... Read more

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    In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

    But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

    Any thoughts as to how to change this?
     

    A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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    I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

    I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

    The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

    This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


    Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




    The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




    I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




    Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





    I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

    The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

    A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

    * bump *

    Tricky, this one!

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    Hello All - I ran into an issue where Outlook 2010 (Calendar) does not show certain options for a Calendar Event. Meeting that has been received and accepted, when opened does not have option of "Respond" and once that button is clicked drop down menu should display "Reply, Reply All... Reply with IM, etc."

    Here is the screen-shot of it and how it is supposed to look like.. just not seeing it on my computer:
    Note: I did notice when someone schedules an appointment in Calendar this option is not available; but other meeting invites co-worker of mine does have and I don't. Complete the same environment, same machines, same OS image (W7 64-bit Enterprise - company computers). Also, company IT is looking into this and so far they have not been able to find the culprit of this issue.

    Thanks all!

    A:MS Outlook 2010 / Calendar event missing "Respond" (Reply All, etc.)

    Hi CarDusan,

    Means you are missing the section (Change Response) through which a user can accept or decline events or Outlook appointments.

    This issue arises when the following data file exists in the Windows Registry (with the values):

    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options\Calendar

    DWORD: DisableResponseButtons
    Value: 1

    Use the given "Fix it for me" solution provided by Microsoft.
    Manager is unable to respond to a meeting invite

    Thanks
    Clark Kent

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    As described in the title..
    Example: I installed Doom3 game, and created a shortcut to the desktop.
    I un-installed the game. but the shortcut are still at the desktop, when try to deleting or right click on the shortcut the window (or desktop) just freeze for couple of seconds!!

    the hang only happen with ".exe" files but not wiht other extensions..

    any help please?..
     

    A:Solved: Right click any shortcut to missing ".exe" take long to respond

    Third party entries in the context menu can cause this to happen. You can use ShellExView to determine the Context-menu entry causing the problem.

    Check this out:

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
     

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    I am trying to setup our work server (running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition). I have setup the incoming connection, selected the users that I want to be able to access the VPN, and I have put port 1723 into the router to forward to the windows server.

    When I try and get the client to connect it gets to the verifying username & password bit, sits there for ages and then says "the remote computer did not repsond"

    I have setup VPN's before on Windows XP - But i cant figure out what the problem is with this setup..
     

    A:Windows Server 2003 VPN "the remote computer did not respond"

    Try opening up port 47 also.
     

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    Hi,
    I am having problems with Internet Explorer. When I open IE 7, it immediately freezes upon opening the first page. I had this problem months ago and resolved the similar problem by finding an add-on that was at fault. This time, the same thing began to happen. I tried running IE 7 in no add-ons mode and it still froze when trying to load the homepage. I tried different home pages to see if it was google.com but same problem. I uninstalled IE 7 and began experiencing the exact same problem with IE 6. I have run these programs multiple times:
    Ad-aware, AVG anti-spyware, a-squared, mcafee, symantic, hijackthis, ccleaner,
    These programs found a few spy ware and symantic found two backdoor trojans within the symantic folder. It continues to find these files everytime i run the program. I have rebooted the machine more times than i care to count. Firefox works fine, and i can get around to open IE 7 through the HELP section in control panel, but after maybe 10 seconds, it freezes. I think it is a program that is loading at the same time maybe and that is keeping IE from running correctly. Also, when it stops responding, I have to open task manager to close it in the processes tab. It also shows up twice in the applications tab, but only after it freezes. Please help. Sorry for the long post.
    - Quin

    A:Internet Explorer 6 and 7 "does not respond" when opened[Moved from Windows]

    here is my hijackthis log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 3:42:32 PM, on 3/26/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
    c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
    c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\m... Read more

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    These problems developed recently:
    When try to empty deleted items folder, I get a message that outlook.pst is in use by another application. Close any application that is using this file and try again. Well, there is no other application using that file. Apparently, there is one email in the deleted items folder that is plugging up the folder. I can open the deleted items folder, right click on emails in there and delete them, but one email, which had an attachment from a web site does not respond. Right clicking on that email won't even bring up a menu.
    The other error message I get is if I go to inbox or tasks and use find to search for a word, I get a message " The message interface has returned an unknown error. If the problem persists, restart Outlook." Restarting Outlook doesn't help. The things I have tried without success are 1) removed & reinstalled Outlook, 2) ran search & repair,3) ran scanpst.exe against outlook.pst, and 4) tried to empty and find in safe mode.
     

    A:Solved: Outlook 2003 errors- can't empty deleted items folder & "find" wont respond

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    Ok so originally my computer had a problem booting up, it kept restarting saying bad boot.ini

    I just wanted to back up and reinstall so i put in another HD with vista and took ownership of some files to copy. But later I tried to repair xp with an xp cd but endded up installing another instance of it ><

    now it wont listen to any keys and just boots straight into the new install of xp

    what can i do????

    A:"press any key to boot from cd" does not respond to any keys! Please help!

    disable the HDD which u want to install to (in the bios pririty disable the HDD)
    than use the O.S disk and good luck suppose to work after the installation boot dont forget to change back and enable the HDD

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    Hello,

    I am having the most peculiar issue.
    My computer responds just fine to my PS2 keyboard durring the Post as well as BIOS. But as soon as I try to install windows and the "press any key to boot from CD" dialog comes up my computer refuses to respond to keyboard commands (the 3 periods appear and it states that it can not boot).

    I tried multiple Keyboards all the same issue.

    You help is so much appreciated,
    - Erik

    A:"Press any key to boot from CD" does not respond to Keyboard

    Create boot disks, floppies. Thats how I get around issues like that, with
    xp, and 2000. Takes six floppy discs.

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    Hi Quin,

    I am now facing the same issues you described in this post dated March 2007. I run McAfee full edition and it is not able to find anything neither Adware. My computer shows some other strange symptoms as well, like missing system tray icons but the IE issue is very similar to yours. I am using IE6 and I am quite sure some program has crept into IE surreptitiously. Did you manage to solve your problem?

    -Ron


    Hi,
    I am having problems with Internet Explorer. When I open IE 7, it immediately freezes upon opening the first page. I had this problem months ago and resolved the similar problem by finding an add-on that was at fault. This time, the same thing began to happen. I tried running IE 7 in no add-ons mode and it still froze when trying to load the homepage. I tried different home pages to see if it was google.com but same problem. I uninstalled IE 7 and began experiencing the exact same problem with IE 6. I have run these programs multiple times:
    Ad-aware, AVG anti-spyware, a-squared, mcafee, symantic, hijackthis, ccleaner,
    These programs found a few spy ware and symantic found two backdoor trojans within the symantic folder. It continues to find these files everytime i run the program. I have rebooted the machine more times than i care to count. Firefox works fine, and i can get around to open IE 7 through the HELP section in control panel, but after maybe 10 seconds, it freezes. I think it is a program that is loading at the same time maybe and that ... Read more

    A:Internet Explorer 6 and 7 "does not respond" when opened

    Hi Ron,
    Your problem is being dealt with in another thread. Please do not start another thread as this will confuse not only the people trying to help you, but also yourself.
    Thanks, John.

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    I have had this problem for a few days now and Im going crazy. I keep getting the message "took too long to respond" ERR-CONNECTION-TIMED-OUT. I have tried many things to fix it but nothing is working. I have Windows 10, can someone please help me....Thank you
     

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    I have been working with setting up Network Attached Storage and FTP server on my desktop and after several restarts, the "Map Network Drive" will not respond with the standard settings window. I have tried resetting the registry to remove it and add it to the explorer window that pops up when you right click on My Computer. It will not respond when I open My Computer and get to it via "Tools". "Disconnect Network Drive" works fine. I am running Windows XP with SP3. The problem surfaced after I tried to use a FTP server program called "SerUSetup" from Rhino Software. I tried removing the software and doing a restore. That did not solve the problem. I then restored a disk IMG created several days ago using Paragon Backup & Recovery. That did not help. I have Kaspersky Internet Security and can find no setting that would prevent mapping a network drive.

    Any ideas?
     

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    My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

    Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

    I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

    A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

    Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 72

    Hi,

    When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
    html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

    Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

    A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

    Hi,
    As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
    So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

    However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
    could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
    Thanks!


    We
    are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
    interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
    Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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    I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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    I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
    Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

    Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

    Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

    Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

    Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
    Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
    Architecture: X86; Language: English

    CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
    Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
    Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
    Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
    Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

    A: is Removable (No Media)
    C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
    D: is CDROM (CDFS)

    \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
    \PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
    \PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



    -- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

    AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

    A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

    Bump.

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    I am trying to use the fsutil file setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1,

    but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response.
    what I have typed:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\
    D:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0
    The registry state is now: 0 (Enable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).
    D:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
    Error:  Access is denied.
    And I try it in Safe Mode.It is also "Access is denied.".
    Can someone
    help me?

    A:"fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1"=>"Error:Access is denied."

    Hi TimFF,
    This might be related with the UAC settings, check this thread:
    give full permission for the users in program
    files folder
    The steps in the above thread is not recommended.
    For the short name usage, we may consider to create a directory-junction from
    PROGRA~1 to C:\Program Files:
    With the following commands:
    mklink /J "C:\PROGRA~1" "C:\Program Files"
    Reference:
    Mklink
    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

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    Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

    to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
    whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
    my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
    Cdrom
    Imapi
    redbook

    PLEASE HELP




    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 502 Mb
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
    Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
     

    A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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    I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

    It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

    Any ideas?
     

    A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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    It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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    Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

    to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
    whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
    my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
    Cdrom
    Imapi
    redbook

    PLEASE HELP
     

    A:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)

    **(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 502 Mb
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
     

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    ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????
     

    A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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