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Reset CMD to default settings?

Q: Reset CMD to default settings?

I need to reset my CMD to it's default settings how do I do that?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit..

Preferred Solution: Reset CMD to default settings?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Reset CMD to default settings?

Hello CriticalError,

Could you me more specific on what settings for cmd you want to restore to default?

If you mean the default associations for the .cmd file extension, then you can download and merge the CMD option in the tutorial below to do so.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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This morning when I opened my account in Windows XP Home Edition SP3 I found that all my sttings had reverted to default as if I had opened a new account. My account prior to yesterday was on the Start button set at small icons with shortcuts to my most used programs etc. My folders were reset from Windows Classic to Windows XP and all my other personal settings had returned to default. All my folders etc are there and nothing is deleted or such just that all my personal; account settings had reverted to default settings. I checked in Event Viewer and found the following four entries at the time I entered my account. Can anyone tell me what they mean and how to avoid this happening again.

A:My XP account has been reset to default settings somehow?.

This may help explain what WebFldrs XP is and how to install or remove it. I would think that these events are evidence of an update. Unsure why your settings changed but I have seen things like that happen after updates from microsoft,http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/uninstall/...ebFldrs-XP.htmlhttp://www.security-forums.com/viewtopic.php?p=96505http://en.kioskea.net/faq/sujet-854-what-is-webfldrsAt any rate I wouldn't be overly concerned about WebFldrs XP as it seems to be a legitimate application in XP.

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I've reset Outlook Express to be the default email mail handler several times, but it occasionally reverts to another program after the computer's been shut down and restarted. What's the deal?

A:Default Settings Reset Themselves Sometimes On Restart

What program does it default to. There may be an option in that e-mail client that keeps setting it as the default. If you do not need it or use it then you could probably uninstall it and then set outlook express as the default again.

Let me know whats going on the more details we have, the better we can help.

Thanks Sam.

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I have Office 2007 and I am trying to print a document in excell. The doc is extremely small when printed. How can I reset the printing settings to default so that the prints are a normal size again.

A:Reset default print settings

I think you need to change the "Print Range"!

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Hi, I recently got the ZTE ZXV10 W300 router and I had to reset it for some reason, anyway ever since I reset it, it won't let me log in to the page.

I tried "hard resetting" it, searched for the default passwords for days and it still won't work...

Please help asap
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 149648 MB, Free - 37648 MB; E: Total - 150938 MB, Free - 150825 MB; F: Total - 175999 MB, Free - 152867 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, P41-C33 (MS-7610)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:ZTE ZXV10 W300 won't reset to default settings

Is your problem that the router is not accessible at the expected IP address or that you cannot find the default account/password?

If the former, reset the router to factory default settings, connect a PC by ethernet, and show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

[Press ENTER after each command.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Alright, so my computer is prone to frequent blue-screening. I do virus-checks and clear out adware and spyware and all, but it still happens. Mostly I just learn to deal with it. That's not the immediate problem, though. Recently my computer crashed and blue-screened whilst attempting to run Firefox and IE at the same time (Yes, I am dumb. Shoot me now.) When I'd finished grumbling and reset the machine, I found that my user account had been reset to default, and that windows was now trying to teach me how to use the start menu. OH GOD.

So, I searched frantically and (thank you all that is holy) found a backup copy of my user settings, and my question now is thus: How do I make these backup files my default settings? Or if this isn't possible, will manually copying everything over destroy anything important?

Ah, and this is on Windows 2000, by the by.

Thank you for your time~!

A:Settings reset to default after blue-screening.

First there is no reason why Firefox and IE cannot run together.

You need to address the blue screens by copying the STOP message regarding the parameters and the driver file if mentioned.

You may have an underlying hardware problem such as bad ram, a failing hard drive, excess heat. Or you may have some non-compliant and incompatible drivers associated with hardware.

The results are symptomatic of registry damage to your User Profile. In such cases Windows may load a default "temporary" profile:


The advice here should apply to Windows 2000 as well as to XP.

This link is Win2k specific regarding User Profiles:


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I have a problem with my network. One of the computers can not access the network. This all happend when I install the latest updates from windows. I check the workgroup name and the firewall (I disable all firewall) and they seem to be fine. I ping the router and the other computers and I get a message back. I ping from the other computers and they also seem fine as well. I was wondering if there is a way to reset the windows network settings to default. Thanks in advance.

A:How to reset windows xp network default settings?

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I fiddled with my settings and somehow finished up with a black background and White and Yellow lettering. How do  get back to the normal display?

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So, the hard drive in my computer failed and I cannot (obviously) load Windows 7 OS because the disk is failed, and I did not make a backup. How can I reinstall the factory default settings and programs and the pre-installed operating system?

A:Factory reset to default programs/settings/OS on L...

Absent user-made recovery media the only way to get back to factory state is to order media from support.  Phone # below.
You can get pretty close if you can beg or borrow Microsoft Win 7 install media and follow that with ThinkVantage System Update.  TVSU will download and install the drivers and apps appropriate to your machine.  You won't have an on-disk recovery partition and may lack a few 3rd-party licensed apps (media players maybe).

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hi, I had Windows 10 on pm PC and I tried to reset it to default settings since it was slow, with the option of deleting every file since I had backup elswhere, from Options it didn't work so tried Shift and restart. it seemed to work but at 65% it said it had incounterd a problem and that it had to restart. So I did and it encounterd the very same problem at 65%. So I turend it off with the intent of trying again after it had restarted bu, when I turned it on it started an infinite loop of the HP logo. I tried all suggestions that I found on the HP Forum, disconnected battery+cable, tried resetting BIOS with f9 and saving with f10 but it does not seem to make andy difference. The only thing that I have found is that is sais that "your computer needs to be repaired" and gives me the error code 0xc0000225. I have looked into putting a cd to reset it but a) I don't have the cd b) the computer does NOT have a cd slot.

The computer is an HP tpn-I119 and it came with Windows 8 as default which I upgraded.

thankyou in advanced, Happyteo

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I recently turned on IIS in the Admin Tools section of the Control Panel. I thought I needed it for a class. Now I find that I must have it removed and I con't remember what all was installed by default. How do I reset it to default?

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I want to reset my laptop back to its original settings so that I can pass it on to someone else without my user account, files etc...

When I go to settings/Update and Recovery/Remove everything and reinstall Windows and click "Get Started", it says... "Insert media....Some files are missing. Your Windows installation or recovery media will provide these files."

I don't have any media to put in. What should I do?
(I am working from a different computer than the one I want to reset)

Here is the info for the laptop...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics, AMD64Family
21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 562 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Dadeon HD 7640G. 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 475960 MB, Free - 444612 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlet-Packard, 184B
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Thank you.

A:Reset Windows 8.1 to Factory Default Settings

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I use a program daily that requires certain ActiveX settings to be enabled in order to function. However throughout the day, my system disables these particular settings and I have to manually reinstate them. The ActiveX settings are:

ActiveX controls in Trusted security settings: (These all need to be enabled)
download signed ActiveX
download unsigned ActiveX
initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked safe as scripting

I'm using Windows 7, IE 10.

Is there anything I can do to lock down these settings so they stop getting reset randomly?

A:ActiveX Settings reset to default randomly throughout the day.

Upgrade to IE 11 and see if the issue solves itself in the upgrade process.

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I have a PC that's shared by three people, including myself. Well, the other account was (from what I can tell) reset back to default. Some files such as photos were missing from the desktop but everything else remains intact. Firefox and Chrome are both missing, the only pins on the taskbar were IE, Libraries and Windows Media. Everything runs slowly on that account, I can't run any of my AV programs and I couldn't download anything. I initially suspected a virus although my account is just fine, in fact I'm using it right now - everything is in place, no files, no data missing. Any ideas what may have occurred?

A:Win 7 account reset to default settings, files missing.

I'd like to add, the other user account is not password protected. It's also on a network with two other PCs, both of which require logins. I'm able to run scans on my account, I'm running both AVG and Malware Bytes. So far nothing has been detected.

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I just mess around with IE9 and Windows Live Mail.
there's a "reset" button in IE9 that I could reset everything back to factory preset but how about Live Mail?

A:how to reset Live Mail settings back to default?

There is no "reset" for WLM. Why not just go through the "options" and "safety options"? (It's good to become familiar with them.) What problem do you think will be fixed by a reset? You could try a "repair install" via "Programs and Features" but that may preserve the options you have already selected.

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Hi Folx

Am new & exhausted and prob not making much sense. Last night I followed instructions to reset I/E to defaul settings. This worked a treat and I was home & dry!!! Victory dancing all around!!

Today I get brave and go to my Facebook page (after having my googlemail account stoPped after suspicious activity - another story) to alert folx of contact changes (can't get to email contacts) The system STOPPED in its tracks (is this crashing?) Internet connection went, I/E stopped completely!!! Could do nothing!!! Also, last night I carried out 32 updates from ms..........May this have something to do with it?

Sorry for waffle - am shattered

Please help if you can


A:Reset I/E to default settings - worked fine then crashed after facebook

It's hard to say what the problem may be based on your description, but have you run virus scans or ruled out malware? If you need help with virus scanning and removal, you'll have to create a new post in the Virus forum after following these steps

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I accidentaly downloaded mallware; apparently it is a trojan. Immediatly after installing it my chrome web browser closed by itself. When I opened google chrome again i noticed that it was reset to default. All of my extensions, cookies, history etc was deleted. I'm worried that it might be a keylogger and that it wants me to login in to all of my gmail and paypal accounts again.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 28-06-2016
Ran by Uporabnik (administrator) on DESKTOP-G4IHLTV (29-06-2016 13:57:34)
Running from C:\Users\Uporabnik\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Uporabnik (Available Profiles: Uporabnik)
Platform: Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvscpapisvr.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
(VIA Technologies, Inc.) C:\Wi... Read more

A:Trojan: Win32/Maltule.C!cl & google chrome reset every settings to default

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Hi guys,

I think that the latest Windows 10 update might have reset my windows to the default (initial/standard) settings. I leave my PC ON over the night and when I woke up the PC seemed to have restarted over night (I say to myself it might have been that the power went off sometime over the night or that windows freaking 10 updates restarted my PC), and now I have all of the settings I did to windows back to their default state and all the file associations are reset back to default. Even the video player settings are reset to default.

What the **** just happen ?
EDIT: Great.... looks like all the software acts like they just have been freshly installed

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Hello, There is a password for the BIOS settings and I am wondering if anyone knows how I would reset this or of a default one. A guy I know mentioned he saw on here someone said to move a jumper over but he didn't find one that said clear or password This link: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/How-can-I-reset-the-Setup-BIOS-p... Here are the pictures he took: http://imgur.com/a/wZU7b 

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so i was playing around with the recording settings in fl studio and i seem to have completly messed up my computers sounds. everything is echoing, and i was wondering if theres a way to reset the settings in FL studio 9 or even reset the sound settings on my computer or something?? anyones help would be great

A:reset fl studio settings? or reset sound settings?

hi, i was just wondering if anyone knew where there was a good audio recording tutorial for fl studio 9, ive been trying to figure out how to co record voice along with the musical track without the effects ... effecting eachother

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Yeah, you may think this seems like just a normal message from oc'ing too much, but a problem-I haven't overclocked anything! It booted to that point, then my hard drive went mad clicking and crashed. This was after it being turned on and off to see if my graphics card was booting because I had no video, but it turned out I had just been downright stupid and plugged it into the onboard graphics. Anyone know what could have happened? Thanks

P.S. would the power drawing thing (molex on my case fan) need to have a seperate connector or just draw power from another device? Thanks.

A:'Previous overclock settings failed, default settings enabled'

If this happens just once then I wouldn't worry about it too much but the PSU or HDD could have something to do with it.

You can connect a molex connector fan to its own power connector or you can put it on an optical drive's connector for example, but it's ok to do either as they don't use much power.

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My daughter got a hold of my mini HP and I can't figure out password what do I do

A:Bios settings for Mini - what are the default settings

Hi, Are you referring to a Windows log on password or a power on password? If it's a power on password, at the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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We tried to set it up and find citrix is not connecting us.  So i would like to start over to the intitial setup screen options and have our companies IT people come in and do this.  Any ideas?  I hit f10.. it took me to a menue but it does not seem I can factory reset anywhere there. 

A:Reset machine to default

I figured it out..

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i lost the password and cannot get to the apps page

A:how can i reset my a3-600 to factory default

Here are a lot of FAQs, look at the ones that indicate on how to reinstall outside of Windows depending on which OS you currently have.
Hope this helps,Cory

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I was in the registry and i accidently deleted a entry, Im not sure that it was too important, my system is fine besides the other technicality that i am dealing with which is irrelevant to this posting..I want to know if i were to reinstall Windows xp will this provide me with a fresh registry or not... And if so do i have to uninstall SP2 and windows xp prior to installing xp over again...?

A:Want to know if the registry can be reset to default? The way it use to be..

You might wish to try to do a system restore... go to start - run - type in msconfig - click on launch system restore. This functions enable you to restore to previous dates.

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A:How can i reset the BIOS to default?

Quote: Originally Posted by GradeAbra


depends on the manufacturer of your board , some have a jumper on the motherboard that you change , some have a clear cmos button on the back of the case ..

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hello there people i was wondering if any one could help me am in a bit of a pickle here i was factory resoring my laptop. but the backup like reistalling vista is all backed up on my harddrive. so any way i was restoring my laptop and half way threw my laptop crashed so stupid me turns it offf i dont know why so turn back on wont come on etc etc(i fink it deleted every think). so can any one help me get my vista backup data off my hardrive to reinstall it thanks i need to get my laptop working oh yeh it's windows vista home premium and the laptop is a acer aspire 6930g please i need my beloved laptop working

A:Factory default reset

Welcom to TSG!!
I suggest you contact Acer and get a set of recovery disks from them. Then boot with disk 1 in the cd drive. The cost should be no more than $20.00.

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Is there a way to set my services to default on my windows 7 laptop..... Family member went in and was changing services start, disabled, automatic on my computer .... Receiving many critical errors please terll me what i can do before it ruins my laptop.... I got it from hp

A:services default reset please help!!

You can find a list of the services and their default settings here:
Black Viper's Windows 7 Service Configurations

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Until recently gmail was my default, now I use hotmail and want to change my windows default to that BUT, in Control panel/default programs I do not see an option for hotmail. I also found nothing in hotmail help files. Any help gents?

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Now to obtain the smallest REGISTRY? My REGISTRY is completely corrupt, how to be reset to default? What must I retain to be able to launch XP.

Can U delete the whole REGISTRY and still launch XP with I/O functioning ?

Please Help.

Would XP launch with NO REG files ?

A:Registry Default ? Reset ?

No, Every Windows file and program has at least one Registry entry if not dozens or hundreds. No Registry, then you have no Windows. Unless you made a backup of your registry, you cannot set it to default.
Can you explain what is your problem and we can offer some solutions?
Can you boot the computer? If so, go to Start/Run and type SFC /scannow put the XP CD in and it will replace any missing System files.
You can also do a Repair Install to replace any corrupted Registry files.

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Somehow or other my css file insode windows has been overwritten and I'm gettng strage rollover efect.
Spybot gave me the message:
The following registry file has been changed, perhaps hijacked:

software\microsoft\internet\styles\user stylesheet!=

How do I get in and how do I reset it to deafult?

A:how do I reset xp css file to default?

If Spybot gives you a warning about a potential Hijacker of your style sheets, it may be indicative of a larger problem. I'd advise you get HijackThis . This program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Run the scan, save the log, but do not fix anything yet. Many files it finds are harmless, and required for your system to operate.

Post your log in a new thread in the HijackThis Log Help forum. This our dedicated spyware/virus forum. One of the expert analysts there will look over your log and assist you. Please include a brief description of the problem you are having and what you have done to fix it so far.

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Today, again, I got several 'An App Default Was Reset' notifications again, after I went thru great length to stop MS from doing this, up and including a rather Draconian registry patch:


Without turning this into a rant, I wish to express, in the strongest possible terms, that I find Microsoft's position in this totally UNACCEPTABLE. They do not decide which programs I use. Period.

This passive-aggressive behavior really needs to come to a halt. There are several threads to be found on the Internet; and everywhere you see MS employees playing dumb, pretending they have no idea what's going on. Cut it out! You wrote Windoze 10, so you know full-well what you've been doing.

I simply never want to see another 'An App Default Was Reset' notification ever again. Isn't there *any* way to stop this horribly invasive behavior?!

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I have computers running in XP Pro SP3. Im running an application which often conflicts with windows updates; therefore, I need to turn off automatic update. I disabled and stopped the service but the service changes to automatic by itself. I have asked the network administrator to setup a group policy to disable AU and it didn't work. I then tried to change the registery by following the steps on this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892894/en-us but the AU still comes back.I log in to a domain with local administrator privilage, and this happens right after I updated from SP2 to SP3. Virus and spyware is not a concern as these computers dont have access to websites other than the ones that requires the application to run on. Any ideas would be great. Thanks in advance.

A:services reset to default by itself

I log in to a domain with local administrator privilage, and this happens right after I updated from SP2 to SP3. Virus and spyware is not a concern as these computers dont have access to websites other than the ones that requires the application to run on. Any ideas would be great. Thanks in advance.If you are logging into a a computer that is part of the domain, all security policies are disabled as set forth by Active Directory.

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(windows 7) I accidentally messed up the security settings in the "Default Folder" (a shortcut?) of the Users folder.
I removed administrators permissions , that caused my pc to be unable to restore to previous restore point correctly. However, I was able to re-add the admin permission and everything now is fine.
Yet I need help here.
1 could anyone post screenshots of the default "default folder" security settings? I need to set it back to the default one even though now it works fine.
2 why the hell does that folder NOT HIDDEN? Are yours not hidden as well? Of course the option to hide all system file is checked on my pc. The only reason I messed with that folder is because I thought it was just a normal folder and not a system folder. Anyway to get it back to be invisible?
Thanks for helps in advanced. And I don't want to go to Microsoft supports because they always give robotic replies with no helps at all.

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Have a HP notebook that was dropped. Screen destroyed, but otherwise system works fine. Got screen replaced. Now the system will boot to a BLACK SCREEN with a MOUSE CURSOR only. SAFE BOOT same. SAFE BOOT with COMMAND LINE same. Tried booting to VGA resolution - same results. So I can't get to a UI to do anything. Tried Vista recovery disk, but there doesn't seem to be a way to reset the video driver. Have confirmed by replacing the system disk that the screen is fine (installed Windows 7 RC without a hitch on another disk as boot device. Would really like to retain/recover the original boot drive, but I can't boot from it until I can get the video driver to get stupid enough to handle the replacement screen (which appears to be same resolution as the original judging from the Windows 7 test build). Anyone know of a way to reset to the DEFAULT (generic) video driver on a system when you can't get to the UI for it?

A:How to reset to DEFAULT video driver

I'm guessing you disabled restore points...

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When I was setting up my microphone I set it up so that the mic comes on when the computer starts. I want to reset it so that it doesn't do that and put it in the Quick Launch toolbar / system tray instead where it would be more convenient a la windows XP style.

A:Reset microphone to a new default location

stop speech recognition at startup windows 8.1
(1) Right click on the speech recognition bar / pop-up and go to configuration
(2) Next click open speech recognition control panel
(3) On the left side you should see advanced speech options click it
(4) Uncheck the Run Speech Recognition at startup and click apply then OK

Still don't know how to get it into the Quick Launch toolbar

Disable speech recognition on start up windows 8 - indonetworksecurity.com
How to turn off speech recognition on startup. - Microsoft Community

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How can I reset the display for outlook 2003 to the default setting. I do not have a send and receive button on my display. I have a few mails that needs to be sent but no way of sending them.

A:Reset Outlook display to default ??


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Hi All,

I am running XP Professional on a Dell Precision M6300, (supplied without CD's). I need to restore to default settings. Cntrl/F11 does not work as suggested on the Dell website - anyone out there got any bright ideas how to reset to default settings.


A:XP Professional Reset to Factory Default

and welcome to the Forum

If you have the Dell System restore ( not all Dells do ) you can use that and you will not need a install CD


If not, You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here

This is a great guide for reinstalling on a Dell: http://www.djdenham.com/Install%20Procedures.htm

You can request a replacement instalation cd here:


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When Windows 7 completes an update all of my icons are moved to the left side and some are missing. I set everthing back to the way I had it. I don't know if this is connected to the problem, but I will place the computor in the "Sleep Mode", then when I wake it up I get the message, "Please wait while widows configures your desk top." This just started about 2 weeks ago. I have set Windows to inform me of new updates before they are download and installed.
I have never seen this before, hope someone knows have to fix it.


A:Desktop reset to default after each update

Do you have a System Restore point before this began? I would revert to it now.

If not run SFC /SCANNOW Command.

In addition run a few Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything.

Work through these other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to check over everything.

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Hi I managed to bungle the appearance settings on my pc.
In some places the buttons are big and fonts big and bold and others it's too small again.
It's driving me insane. I went to Display Settings/Advanced, but it is quite cryptic and dont understand what is what, in fact it just makes things worse when I fiddle there.
Is there any way of resetting everything to default?

A:Solved: Reset XP default appearance

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Has anyone else experienced default apps in windows 10 being automatically reset?

It seems to dislike VLC and Irfanview and resets defaults to Microsoft apps.

A:Default apps being reset by Windows

Hello, if you search the forum you will find a good number of threads on this topic.

The culprit identified in two cases where defaults have been reset on restart has been surprising - an old version of a program. How and why that happens is not known.
In particular, old versions of Winzip. There was one other- a game I think.

So I have suggested running the best update checker, Sumo - free- (the lite version or 'nork' without adware) and check for significantly out of date programs.

However you may be experiencing a different effect. From Win 8, MS disallowed apps setting defaults. That is, you might see the association change until you restart if you set defaults from within a program. Only 1 or two warn about this. Thus defaults must be set using Windows Settings or Control Panel Default Programs or Open With.

Please post back if you identify your culprit. Thanks.

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Has anyone else experienced default apps in windows 10 being automatically reset?

It seems to dislike VLC and Irfanview and resets defaults to Microsoft apps.

A:Default apps being reset by Windows

Hello, if you search the forum you will find a good number of threads on this topic.

The culprit identified in two cases where defaults have been reset on restart has been surprising - an old version of a program. How and why that happens is not known.
In particular, old versions of Winzip. There was one other- a game I think.

So I have suggested running the best update checker, Sumo - free- (the lite version or 'nork' without adware) and check for significantly out of date programs.

However you may be experiencing a different effect. From Win 8, MS disallowed apps setting defaults. That is, you might see the association change until you restart if you set defaults from within a program. Only 1 or two warn about this. Thus defaults must be set using Windows Settings or Control Panel Default Programs or Open With.

Please post back if you identify your culprit. Thanks.

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I have a 5 year old HP Pavilion DV6 laptop that I wish to restore to factory settings in order to give to my nephew.I have either lost or never made system recovery discs. The computer did not come with recovery discs.The computer came pre-installed with Vista. However I have since upgraded it to Win7 with the free upgrade that was offered to me at the time of purchase.  There is a recovery drive D:/ partition on the computer.  However, when I try to perform a system recovery, the HP restore utility can not find the D: recovery partition, nor do I get an option to select it.  How can I reset this computer to factory defaults? Even if it reverts back to Vista, that would be fine, and I could then use the Win7 upgrade disc to return it to 7.  I just need to reset everything back to defaults, and none of the normal recovery methods are working.  PLEASE ADVISE. 

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A:reset hp pavilion DV6 to factory default

Again, providing us with the complete model name and product number (p/n) of the computer in question, will make it easier for us to assist you. As CherylG pointed out... if you are going to install the Windows 7 upgrade, do that first and you won't have to worry about the IE8 on Vista issue. You may have to bring Vista SP1 before upgrading to Windows 7. If you intend on keeping Vista on the computer, you may need to install SP1 or SP2 before IE8 will install. The service packs may not show in Windows Update until other updates have been installed. Even MSE requires that you are running a minimum of Vista SP1 before it will install. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

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Hello everyone,

I don't know if this has anything to do with my problem but about two months ago I had a desktop Hijacker replace my wallpaper for me. I was advised to use SmitfraudFix to fix it. Worked great!
Yesterday I wanted to change my wallpaper (first time since the Hijack) and found all of my pictures in the drop down menu. I wouldn't normally care about this except I have over 6000 pictures.
I found some things online but it didn't help me.

WallPaperDir default value is %SystemRoot%\Web\Wallpaper.
I believe this is correct. At least thats where the default pictures live.

Inside the MRU folder There are about as many keys as there are pictures so I'm thinking this is the place. I tried to delete them but they come back after reboot. Something needs editing but it's beyond my scope.
Thanks for your time.


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How do you remove the white "icon sheet" from icons? For some reason my .swf (Flash) files don't use their standard icon but rather something Vista setup:

It's a like a white sheet of paper and in the middle there's a small icon of the 'Default' one. How do I reset the icon properties so I can see the default icon only?

I've tried the
Default Program > Associate a File Type or a Protocol with a Program list but nothing.

I attached an image of the file icon to this post.

Thanks in advance.

A:Reset Default Program Icons?

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How to reset user group to default?

A:How to reset user group to default?

Perhaps the information included in this, tutorial may be helpful
Local Group Policy - Reset to Default - Windows 7 Forums

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