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XP logging out: can't change in properties window!

Q: XP logging out: can't change in properties window!

Hey! I've just rebuilt my computer and reinstalled XP: it's gone back to the default of logging me out after 20 minutes of inactivity, and I want to change that so it doesn't log me out at all!

However, the properties window (the one you reach by right clicking on the desktop) is different to how it should be- when I first installed XP it was the normal window with the tabs for themes, desktop, screensaver, appearance and settings. However, for some reason recently all it's doing is show the tabs for themes, appearance and settings, so I can't reach the power settings that should be under the screensaver tab!

I've tried accessing power settings via the control panel, but I can't seem to find anything to turn it off or change it- any help on this one? (And any help on getting my display properties window back to how it should be, showing all the tabs?)


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A: XP logging out: can't change in properties window!

copy this code into a notepad, save as restoretabs.reg

doubleclick restoretabs.reg and confirm import to registry.

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I don't remember how long ago I submitted this problem, but it does not appear to have been addressed (or if it has I cant find the reply) I still have field within the properties box which do not have corresponding columns within the Explorer window. 
I seems to me to be a real case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing as whoever designed these two items didn't exchange details. This was my original query "
Using Windows 10 / .wma & .wmv "properties" fields / Folder and file display columns. There are two fields in the properties
box "Content provider" and "Group description" which do not have corresponding columns within the folders. As I use both boxes, what do I do>" Nothing has changed!

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Im using vista ultimate x64.

When i access the local area connection window where all the TCP/IPv4 and
TCP/IPv6 are. I am unable to click on properties on any of them (yes i am the
By other words, i am unable too access the window where you can change the
"Obtain an ip adress automatically" and "obtain dns server address
automatically" options are.

When i sellect TCP/IPv4 or TCP/IPv6, the properties button is just gray. As
is the unnistall button. When i hit the configure button, i just get sendt
back too the desktop. I am also unable to uncheck the TCP/IPv4 or TCP/IPv6
boxes on the left side of the names (or any of the other stuff)

If I hit the install button and try too install i new protocoll, i only get
a error message saying "windows cannot find the file"

Iv'e also tried it jusing the administrator account. But it didn't help.

What is causing this problem, and how I fix it?

Thanks in advance

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Im using vista ultimate x64.

When i access the local area connection window where all the TCP/IPv4 and
TCP/IPv6 are. I am unable to click on properties on any of them (yes i am the
By other words, i am unable too access the window where you can change the
"Obtain an ip adress automatically" and "obtain dns server address
automatically" options are.

When i sellect TCP/IPv4 or TCP/IPv6, the properties button is just gray. As
is the unnistall button. When i hit the configure button, i just get sendt
back too the desktop. I am also unable to uncheck the TCP/IPv4 or TCP/IPv6
boxes on the left side of the names (or any of the other stuff)

If I hit the install button and try too install i new protocoll, i only get
a error message saying "windows cannot find the file"

Iv'e also tried it using the administrator account. But it didn't help.

What is causing this problem, and how I fix it?

Thanks in advance

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I've been having problems with my computer starting yesterday. There is a program that wants to change my registry information, my display properties, and there are a bunch of popups when I go to the internet. Any help will be greatful! Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:52:50 PM, on 5/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.Exe
C:... Read more

A:Spyware wanting to change my registry information, change display properties, popups!

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Before begining the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

You have mutiple infections, and this will take several passes to get it all.


Download the file - combofix.zip
Within it, double-click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts given
Depending on the severity of your infection, it may reboot your machine 1-2 times.
When it's done, it shall produce a report which you should post back here. Should it not open, it it located at C:\combofix.txt

Also post a new HJT log.

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Hello, I have a problem .. again

I was following these steps until i need help on STEP 7 on this link:


Well first, i went to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections and when I right-clicked on my Internet connection and i chose Properties, the Properties window showed up ..

but the Properties window disappeared.....
how can i fix this problem?

A:Why does my Properties window shuts off?


*sorry if double-posting isnt allowed here.....*

if responded, ill delete this post*

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Anyone know of a list of useful properties window extensions?

I have added a mediainfo tab and a file hashing tab and I quite like the idea of having useful apps right there.

A:Properties window tabs

Put to many and it can slow things down...
Moderation everything in moderation you'll live longer and healthier.

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what does this mean

A:properties window question

Please create one thread per problem to avoid confusion.
Closing thread duplicate.


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Hello, I have been infested with ise32 Property window which keep appearing on window start up. I have scan my computer with Norton 360 and Window defender but to no avail. I would appreciate your help to solve them problem. Below is the Logfile. I look forward to your reply.Thank you.Best reguards,LeoComboFix 08-06-20.4 - xiaoleo 2008-06-27 1:49:14.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1669 [GMT 8:00]Running from: C:\Users\xiaoleo\Desktop\ComboFix.exe * Created a new restore point.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-05-26 to 2008-06-26 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-06-25 19:26 . 2008-06-25 19:26 <DIR> d-------- C:\Windows\System32\Adobe2008-06-24 01:48 . 2008-06-27 01:02 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Garena2008-06-23 23:25 . 2008-06-24 21:51 <DIR> d-------- C:\Users\xiaoleo\AppData\Roaming\Hamachi2008-06-23 23:24 . 2008-06-23 23:25 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Hamachi2008-06-23 23:24 . 2008-06-23 23:24 25,280 --a------ C:\Windows\System32\drivers\hamachi.sys2008-06-20 22:09 . 2008-06-20 22:09 <DIR> d-------- C:\Users\xiaoleo\AppData\Roaming\Fujitsu2008-06-15 00:17 . 2008-04-23 12:27 1,244,672 --a------ C:\Windows\System32\mcmde.dll2008-06-15 00:17 . 2008-04-23 12:27 428,032 --a------ C:\Windows\System32\EncDe... Read more

A:Keep Getting Ise32 Properties Window On Startup

ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum, explaining the nature of your problem. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.This topic is now closed. The BC Staff

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Hello. I have noticed a strange fact regarding my windows 7 32 bit operating system. When I delete some files in a folder, then go to properties, when i look at "Contains", it still shows the number of files i had before deletion, not the current number of files in that folder. Is there a way to repair this? Thanks in advance! (rebooted my pc, but with no success, if it is to mention)
BTW: Happy holidays

A:Strange occurence in properties window

Did you empty the Recycle Bin?

I don't see a "Contains" choice in any folder property menu. Can you tell me how you get to it, as following the directions you gave does not show it for me.

Maybe post a screen shot of it? Make sure the window you want to capture has the focus.
Press Alt+Print Screen. That will capture the active window.
Print Screen will capture the entire screen, including properties dialogs.
Start MSPaint - Start then Run, type mspaint and press Enter.
Press Ctrl+v to paste the picture in to MS Paint.
Click File then Save as and save it to your Desktop.

Start a new reply.
Click on the Browse button below the message input area.
Navigate to where you saved the picture, select it and click on Open.
Click on Attach This File.
Once uploaded, click on Add To Post to the far right of the uploaded file.
Scroll down and click Preview Post to verify the image shows.

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I am running WinXP, SP2. I have a Fellows Internet Touchpad installed. When I go to the Control Panel and select the Mouse, the standard Microsoft Mouse window opens instead of the Cirque Touchpad window. The mouse is identified correctly as a Cirque Ps2 Touchpad and the driver is correctly specified. The special functions of the touchpad are all working ok, however without being able to open up the correct properties window, I cannot make any changes. It used to work properly. I have tried uninstalling the touchpad driver and reinstalling the touchpad driver. That does not fix it. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

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I have been infested with ise32 Property window which keep appearing on window start up. I have scan my computer with Norton 360 and Window defender but to no avail. I am currently using window vista home. Please advice me what to do. I would appreciate your help to solve them problem.
I am looking forward to your reply.

Thank you.

Best reguards,


A:Keep Getting Ise32 Properties Window On Startup

It's not unusual to receive such an error after using tools to remove malware infection.A "Cannot find...", "Could not run...", "Error loading... or "specific module could not be found" message is usually related to malware that was set to run at startup but has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan. However, an associated orphaned registry entry remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, Windows will display an error message. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads. To resolve this, download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if you're not sure how to do this.)Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.Right-click on the entry and choose delete.Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.IMPORTANT NOTE: ise32.exe is related to the family of worms and IRC backdoor Trojans. Backdoor Trojans, IRCBots and Infostealers are very dangerous bec... Read more

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everytime windows loads, the windows 32 properties window come up. how do i stop this?

A:windows32 properties window on startup

1. Open Regedit
2. Browse to HKLM or HKCU then Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
3. Remove any entries that refer to Windows 32 or System32 or whatever.
4. Close Regedit

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I've had real trouble locating this particular window in Windows 10. The only way I can get to it is if I create a manual entry for a wireless network. In Windows 7 you used to be able to get to it for existing wireless networks that I had previously connected to. Does anyone have any idea how to get to it? Many thanks

A:Where is the Wireless Network Properties window from W7?

Settings app > Network & Internet > WiFi > Manage known networks. Select a network, click Properties

Wireless Network Profiles - See in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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When I insert a CD in either of my two drives the window that jumps up giving me the options of what program to use (CD Properties ) is maximized and takes up the whole screen. This just started happening. If I double click on the top blue titlebarlbar it goes back to it's smaller (normal) size. I tried holding down the ctrl. key and closing the window but the next time the computer boots it does the same thing. It is not possible to drag this type of window in any way. The only option for this type of window in the upper right corner is an X to close it. It may need a registry edit but I don't know how. To access a similar type window open "my computer, right click on any drive, the window that opens is the same type. Any help would be appreciated.

A:CD Properties Window wrong size

Minimize it again and this time hold down shift and close it off.

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Hi, I speak french, so my english isn't perfect, if I wrote something you didn't understand, just tell me and I'll try to better explain.

I have a good computer knowledge, but the problem I have is very, very weird.
I was trying to do a test for the "indice de performance windows" (sorry I don't know the name in english, my windows 7 is french), but every time i right click properties on the "computer" window, they both disapear...
It's hard to explain, so I record it on my phone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okY-ad_xIS4

Please, help me!
thanks and happy new year

A:Computer's properties window disapears

See if OPTION TWO in this tutorial helps: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Follow OPTION THREE and attach sfcdetails.txt in a new post in this thread.
(Use the paper clip icon just above the posting window to attach the file)

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Since I am new to the forum, I'm not sure where my problem should be posted. I am also not sure if it is a hardware or software related problem, but here it is.

Suddenly, when I try to print, the print properties dialog window does not appear when i click on the properties button. It tries to activate, but immediately reverts back to the print window. This occurs in both OpenOffice 4.1.1 and LibreOffice 4.3, both of which have previously worked fine for months. I often print to both sides of the page (echo print), but can only print on one side (default) since I cannot change the properties. The only thing I can recall that might have any bearing on the problem is that I had previously printed to a file - something I rarely do. I checked the settings and "print to file" is not selected. I am printing to a HP LaserJet Pro M1530 MFP series PCL6 printer and am using Windows 8.1 operating system. I have tried reinstalling both word processing programs and have reset the printer to default settings and updated.

If anyone can help with this problem, I would greatly appreciate your help.

A:Print properties dialog window does not appear

Printers can be very frustrating to say the least. When I've had printer problems in the past, this is what has worked for me:

1. Unplug the power to the printer
2. Wait about 30 seconds or so
3. Plug it in and let it go through it's initialization
4. Then try it again

If that doesn't work, try reloading the printer driver from the HP site. If it still doesn't work, try a system restore back to the last time the printer was working successfully. That's about all the tricks I know for printers. Hope it helps ...

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Mod edit; Moved to Malware Logs forum ~~ boopme All my desk top files open in a rt click window only properties and its very new I ran anti malware nothing found ran combo fix here are the results ComboFix 14-01-29.01 - becky 01/29/2014  12:00:23.2.2 - x64Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.5887.4433 [GMT -8:00]Running from: E:\ComboFix.exeAV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}..(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Other Deletions   )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..c:\users\becky\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kikjpgpbpnapbimplfcbcbakjacpgcebc:\users\becky\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kikjpgpbpnapbimplfcbcbakjacpgceb\1.25.32_0\background.htmlc:\users\becky\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kikjpgpbpnapbimplfcbcbakjacpgceb\1.25.32_0\crossriderManifest.jsonc:\users\becky\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kikjpgpbpnapbimplfcbcbakjacpgceb\1.25.32_0\extensionData\manifest.xmlc:\users\becky\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kikjpgpbpnapbimplfcbcbakjacpgceb\1.25.32_0\extensionData\plugins.jsonc:\users\becky\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\E... Read more

A:files open in properties window

should hav done it befor I used  adaware and it found the culprit  now I am up and running again Gosh I love this site.

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I share my computer with two other people in my family. Yesterday I noticed that if I put a desktop background on my computer from the internet, it changes my sister's to the same thing, and vice versa. Saved pictures and the backgrounds the computer comes with don't do this, however. Also, the third user on our computer doesn't have this problem, and her settings are all ok.

The other thing that I see on my my account and my sister's is that under properties, under desktop, under background, in addition to a list of all the backgrounds the computer comes with, evey one of my pictures saved under "My Pictures" appears as an option as well. On my account it's all of my saved pictures, and on my sister's it's all of hers.

Besides the background changing between the two accounts, and a now extremly long list of every possible file that can be used as a background, i haven't seen any other problems yet. Just for the heck of it, i ran Spysweeper and Norton AntiVirus, and nothing came up.

It's really annoying, however, to have my settings change. Thank you if you can help.

A:My Desktop Properties Change

This is a Windows XP machine? What SP level? Do you install the Windows Updates?
What type of User accounts are the three users?

I'm not sure what your problem is but if you give us more info others may be able to help.

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I recently changed my user account, I made a new one and deleted my old one but kept my files. Now I am no longer able to pin stuff to taskbar, change my folder and search settings, change the default application to open a file, etc. I have no idea how to fix this. I mean my user account is the Computer Administrator, I took ownership of every file on this user account but still. I have no idea how to fix this.

Sorry for the vague title, I didn't know how to really explain the situation since it includes so many things to it.

A:Can't change any of my settings or properties

Since no one can help, I'll just re-install windows. ;~;

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I am on Windows 7 and I cant find how to add the author or any other properties for a png file I created. I even read one of the tutorials here but still unable to. The only thing I can modify is the shooting time.

What can I do?

Thank you.

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I have changed the name of my business and now when I create a Word document the old name is shown in the summary under properties.

I think this comes from the normal.dot file but I can figure out how to change it.

Any help appreciated.

A:How do you change the properties of files

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How do i change all the settings that have the square around it http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/2...mpropertie.gif i would like to change it all (the pics text and stuff) to match a theme thanks in advance

A:How do I change these system properties?

This should get you started for now: How to change Windows orb in System Properties?

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Hi i am new to these forums and am hoping that someone can help me. i cant change my display settings. I log on, enter the control panel and open up personalisation, but I cant open the 'display settings' option. when I click it an error message pops up and says

'C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.'

It is the same for Theme, Desktop background, Windows colour and appearance, screensaver and some other stuff in the control panel. I personally think I've changed or removed something in the registry, or have malware or something like that. it could just be what it says, although im not sure. I'm not very good with technical computer stuff so could you explain it carefully for me.

It's annoying because I left it in 16 bit while I recorded something then this happened. Also, I've tried running the computer in safe mode, its the same problem. then I logged onto the other administrators login and it worked! problem was, I couldnt change my settings from that login, only theirs. So please, someone help. ive been looking on the internet for about 4 days straight and have accomplished nothing.

I'm running Vista home premium 32 bit with service pack 2

Thanks in advance-

A:I can't change my display properties.

fixed it after 100 days lol, made a new user and copied my stuff. got a new laptop now anyways

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after restarting a frozen computer, my window keeps logging off right after i log in... any way to solve this problem?

A:Window logs off right after logging in.

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I have prevosiously encountered a problem to where someone logs off there deskyop and someone else logs on to there desk top the desk top would be blank and we would hav to log back off and then back on into the screen name desk top to fix the problem. Would anyone happen to know what the problem might be?

A:window xp logging off and on problem

What version of Windows & Service Pack installed?See:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;256194

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Quite a bizarre one - every time I try to view the properties of any file or folder, I'm met with:

"Explorer.exe - Application Error

The instruction at "0x02e1415b" referenced at "0x000000000". The momory could not be "written".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program"

Has anyone even encountered this before? Searching the forums produced nothing.

Thank you very much for your time and effort - it's well appreciated.

A:Explorer Crashes on loading Properties Window


Originally Posted by JohnnyUK

Quite a bizarre one - every time I try to view the properties of any file or folder, I'm met with:

"Explorer.exe - Application Error

The instruction at "0x02e1415b" referenced at "0x000000000". The momory could not be "written".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program"

Has anyone even encountered this before? Searching the forums produced nothing.

Thank you very much for your time and effort - it's well appreciated.

Hi JohnnyUK have you seen this http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...d_stp_hwpg.asp give it a shot. Also take a look at this http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...d_stp_hwpg.asp.

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I've been fighting properties window since I installed window 10...
I use this function a lot. The problem is the properties window opens in the background.
So I have to minimize all the windows I have open to see the properties window.
The weird thing is the properties window is the only one that does that, When I open a new
window of anything it opens in the forground.
Is there a way to force the properties window open in the forground...Thanks...

A:How to force the properties window open in the foreground!

I fixed it.. If anyone is having this same issue... This is what I used to fix my problem... It's for Windows 7 but it applies to windows 10...

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HelloI have been infested with Sys32 properties window which keep appearing on window start up. I have tried by Norton anti virus also but it never works. I would appeciate if you help me to solve this problem. Below is the window which appears:Sys 32 PropertiesType: ApplicationOrigin: S-1-5-21-1482476501-1644491937-682003330-1013Size: 0 bytesThanks and best regardsRajEdit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Window Sys32 Properties Appears On Opening

The System32 folder opens at startup because of a corrupt system registry value. The value could have been corrupted for a number of reasons to include malware or installing/uninstalling a program from the Internet which did not install/uninstall itself properly.Click on the link below:http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmScroll down to #260 and click "System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot" in the right column. You will be prompted to download xp_systems32opens.vbs. Save the file to your desktop and double-click on it to run the script. Since the script modifies certain registry settings you may receive an alert from your anti-virus or any script blocking program. Ignore the warning and allow it to continue.The problem could also be caused by empty run entries in your startup shortcuts which will open the system32 folder. Check the startup run registry entries and remove those entries. See System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows.These steps involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable. ERUNT is an excellent FREE tool that allows you to to take a snapshot (backup) of your registry before making changes and restore it when needed.

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Everytime i turn on my computer Sys32 properties appears on the screen of my window, please help me solve the problem
below is the detailed discription of the problem

Sys 32 Properties

Type: Application

Origin: c-1-3-64-8794238531-8742492-9897532

Size: 0 bytes

Thank you again

A:Window Sys32 Properties Appears On Opening

Have you checked to see if you are infected? Sometimes an infection will corrupt your onboard protection - so I suggest that you try these free, online scans: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252Also, could you please post a screen shot of what appears on your desktop? Here's a link on how to do that: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-take-and-share-a-screen-shot-in-windows/

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I turned on sharing for the C drive and added an Everyone group in Security to allow access to my other computer on my network. When I go to close the Properties window I a message that says "You are about to change the permissions settings on the root directory of the startup disk which can result in unexpected access problems and reduce security. Do you want to continue?".

I answered yes and it went through all the folders and gave an access denied message on system folders. After if was done I got the same message mentioned when I tried to exit the Properties window. So I removed sharing and the Everyone group. But I'm still in the same situation. I keep going through the same loop and can not exit the Properties window.

A:Can't exit Properties window for C drive after sharing

Open task manager and end the process all "explorer.exe" and "rundll32.exe"

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I have a large number of files which I am changing the naming convention for in the Title detail and am getting frustrated having to right click for properties and anvigate tabs ebfore being able to change each one. I can see the Title of the files in the Details view of the folder they are in, but there cannot find a way to edit them in that view other than the manner previosuly stated.

That being said, does anyone know of a workaround that would allow me to change each title without aving to jump through hoops to edit them?

Thanks in advance.


A:Wish to edit detail properties of files in window

Welcome to the Forums Clockwork,

So if I get it correctly you want to rename multiple files at once?
If so, go to the folder they are located in, click anywhere in the folder, hit crtl and a at the same time to select all the files and then hit F2

After that you'll see that the name banner of the first file in the folder turned empty. You can now type the name you want it to have in, and hit enter. It will change all the files to that name, followed up by a number.
Hope that that helps!

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I have been unable to share files. Not only between two computers both running Windows 7, which I'm trying to sync some files in (OneNote), but I can't even change the properties.

I've tried everything, from going into advances sharing settings in the drive and giving full permission, to just the basic right clicking on the file, clicking Share With, and trying to click Homegroup, or going into specific people, and no matter what, it just keeps saying Nobody, with the lock icon next to it.

I have gone into the firewall and made sure that's not an issue...it just seems that no matter what, Windows just will not allow me to share ANY files in my documents folders.

Help! I've been working on this for days straight now and getting nowhere...I'm about sapped dry. I have a feeling this is why I cannot use software that I am trying to use to sync Outlook between my computers. The computers are recognized, but they will not establish a connection. Maybe this is a separate issues, but perhaps it is all related to file sharing in general. I cannot use my new desktop until I these files are able to be shared.


A:Can't change properties to share files

And yes, file sharing has been enabled, and I forgot also to say that I I have set it so that password is not needed to share files also. How do I just get that da*$#ned locked icon to go away when I go into Share so that I can enable everyone to have access to the files?!

It is just me with a laptop and desktop both in the same homegroup, trying to simply have files accessible between the two. I have no great security needs, no big office with many computers that I need to worry about security on, etc.

However, when I do go into security settings for the C drive, and try to give full access to the administrator (me), it denies this access, runs through many files as though it is going to change the seetings, but then says I am denied access to the files and it won't complete the changeover to owner status. It's just one big nightmare. Also, when I've clicked on administrator in the drive security settings, the checkboxes for full access are checked, but they are greyed out. I can't change anything there.


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How can I customize the orb in the System Properties?


That is the orb I am talking about.

A:How to change Windows orb in System Properties?

You can probably change it, but it may take a lot of work and hacking.

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when I restart my XP system it will come up at 16 colors and low resolution. Restart again and the original display properties come back. Any ideas on where the problem lies.

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Is there a way to change the properties of a file extension? As an example: I would like "all" .txt files to be hidden.


A:Is there a way to change the properties of a file extension?

Hello Rwmol,

You could use the command below to set all .txt files on say the C: drive to be hidden. It will not hide any .txt files that are considered to be Windows 7 system files due to access denied though, but it will all other .txt files found on the C: drive.

If you like, you could substitute C with any drive letter that you would like to hide .txt files in, or substitute C:\ with the full path of a specific folder that you would like to hide all .txt files in it and it's subfolders.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

ATTRIB +H "C:\*.txt" /S /D

Hope this helps,

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When I go into Display Properties to change my desktop picture, the computer won't let me click on any picture to change it on the desktop. The selection part is greyed out so I can't even change the tile or stretch. Is there a way to change it back to the way it was?

A:Can't change pictures in display properties

Try this regedit from kellys-korner.
Click on the letter W.
Save this regedit to your desktop and double click it.
Allow Wallpaper/Background Changes

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My pendrive was showing "it is write protected and your pendrive is read only".
could someone help me to resolve my problem?
I'm using sandisk cruzer edge 8 GB pendrive

A:How can I change my pendrive read only properties?

Is it This: http://www.sandisk.com/products/software/secureaccess ?

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I am working on someone's XP Pro SP2 Box, and I cannot change the properties of any network connection. When I right click on the connection and click properties is says "Do not have sufficient privileges, contact your administrator"

I am the Administrator, logged in as the administrator account, and the machine is not on a domain.

Any Ideas what setting could cause this, and where it is?
I wasnt even aware you could lock administrator out...

Thanks -

A:Cant Change Network Connection Properties

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Hei friends,

Please adv how to change the file name in the SS as attached below.
My tag editor or the player wont recognize it.
Wish to change-
Type Of File from TMP File
Winamp Media file
for example
I tried going via Properties>advanced, no luck.
Thanks for any help you can offer.

A:Solved: change file properties in the HD

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I have a weird problem. I have several users on my machine. A couple of weeks ago as a user I was formatting my second HDD while in Windows (Windows XP SP3). One of the IDE cables died causing the machine to restart and not recognize the HDD?S. I replaced the cable and everything appeared normal. Recently I discovered that when using that user Windows will not accept changes for properties (other than desktop background) such as screen saver settings, power settings (turn of monitor after a period of time). I can make the changes but as soon as I exit and go back to look at them they are still at default. It is just this user. All other users are OK
Any suggestions?

System info:
System Model Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) MSI MS-6702 1.0 Processor a Main Circuit Board b 2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Not hyper-threaded Board: MSI MS-6702 1.0
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. Version 07.00T 04/02/01

A:can't change user desktop properties

Try this : READ instructions at top of the page.


Line 30. Windows XP Doesn't Save User Settings

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Hello i have a problem here..

i am trying to remove the Read only property of a folder so the things in there can start writing its settings to it..
but the problem is

it just wont allow it..

i remove the setting from the folder

and when i check it again (the second after)

the damn Read only setting is on again -.-

using a Dell computer
WinXP home edition SP3
using: Avira antiVir free
Zone alarm firewall free
Spybot search & destroy (including tea timer)

and as scan on demand i use:
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
MBAM (Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware)

and as added on protection i use
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

and as a side note.
don't be afraid to have complicated guides
or dangerous ones either (like Reg editing)
since i am a bit of a geek and not afraid to bleep up my comp XD
oh and sorry if its a bit messy
first time posting a problem here and wanted it to be structured (but might just be a mess :S XD)

This is for game settings not saving...

oh and if does matter the folder is under My Documents

EDIT: i now see its only on the folders itself so all files can be edited but it cannot make a file in the folder... ( sorry if you don't understand i have never been good at explination )

A:Cannot change the Read only properties of my folders

You could try saving it under "Save As" and rename it with a 2 added after the File Name?

Then I think you should be able to do as you like to it? Even then overwrite the Original File later?

Edit. Just be careful that it is not a Protected Folder in Windows or in some Programs, or you can do some Damage to the System. Obviously Back up any Files before you even think about it!

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Whenever I try to change my network connections I get the following error:

Cannot write phonebook.
Error 624: The system could not update the phone book file.
I am also having other issues that may or may not be related see threads:



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Hi All

I had a question in ( here if you're interested, but no need to read in order to answer this question) in which I outlined my difficulties in having to daily reinstall my wireless broadband card.

It didn't surprise me much that no one had an answer - it is after all a card/network few of you would have encountered.

Anyway, I discovered that I could get by with simply deleting the "dial up" connection out of "Network Connections" and when I inserted my card a new one would be created (i.e. I didn't need to reinstall all the associated software).

That's a tolerable work-around, except for one thing: In order to operate VPN and also browse the net (essential to get my emails) I have to alter one of the default settings in the "dial up" connection each time it's created.

The path is:Right-click on the connection
Click on 'Networking' tab
Click on 'Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)'
Click 'Properties' button
Click 'Advanced' button
Uncheck 'Use default gateway on remote network'
Click OK (three times)

Now, this is quite a hassle, as you can imagine. Can anyone suggest a way this value can be found and updated directly (in the registry?) Ideally, I'd like to end up with an icon that I can double-click to make the change.

A:Script or shortcut to change TCP/IP properties

I'm not sure how to do it in the registry, but if you want I could code a macro to do the job for you. All you'd need to do is double click on a program and it'd do all the work for you. However, this wouldn't be the simplest thing to program and it'd just mirror your mouse movements. You'd still need to wait for it to finish as if you did it yourself, but it would move a lot faster. This makes it more of a temporary work-around rather than a permanent solution.

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I am not able to change the microphone properties on an USB external microphone. The default setting has sample rate of 8000 Hz and I want to change it to 44100 HZ. When I make the change I get the following warning: "The device is being used by another application. If you continue, that application will stop working. Do you want to continue?" When I select "Yes", it doesn't change the setting. I disabled the other 2 audio devices (Intel Audio Display Audio and Realtek High Definition Audio), then tried to make the change but got the same error. I am moving from a T420s to a T480 and didn't have issue with this on the T420. Any suggestions? Thanks, Stuart

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I was trying to figure out how to open and edit a dosbox.conf file, ive worked it out now, use notepad.

But in the process of figuring it out, i changed the properties of all my .conf files to open with dosbox.

I want to set it so nothing is selected as the default opening device.
But i dont get that option in properties, it will only allows me to swap opening the device, not delete it.


A:cant change the properties of a file to 'open with' nothing

I am not sure if there is a simple UI for that, but you can easily do this directly in the registry.

Open regedit, open the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT key (click on it in the left pane) and scroll down to find the conf entry in the left pane, right-click on it, and delete. After you restart the machine, the file association will be gone.

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