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Solved: Windows XP Welcome Screen disappears

Q: Solved: Windows XP Welcome Screen disappears

Hi all,

I have a windows XP Pro SP2 installed on my Toshiba Satellite L 305-s5955.
Machine details : Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, 2MB L2 Cache.
My problem is that the welcome screen doesn't show up at startup and windows logs on automatically to Administrator instead of prompting for a user account selection. I checked out microsoft's tips but they were not any help.
I have a password protected, private, Administrator account with a different name. (i.e. Both default administrator and new administrator account have password protection).

Switching of fast user switching or using the classic logon style didn't solve the problem. How can this be solved?



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Lately my pointer is disappearing after i login from sleep or locked computer.

I had this problem in the past but it got solved after i restored my PC, now it came back to haunt me.
I am guessing some updates disrupted with the mouse cursor (not an expert opinion).

I've tried many things but the issue seems to be persistent.

Here are some things I've tried with no results:

Changing the pointer options (hide while you type, pointer trails, ctrl to highlight) and combinations of them.

I tried using different pointers (Black, White, Black small, etc)

Also tried using troubleshooting the software changes, sfc /scannow, clean registry with ccleaner, rebooting (many times).

It seems to be a problem with no concrete solution.

The only solution that I found is (Clt-Alt-Del) it changes the screen and the pointer appears again, if I lock the computer it is gone once more.

If somebody can help i would appreciate it.


A:Mouse Cursor Disappears after unlock screen Windows 8.1


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sorry to invest your time with a win 2000 problem, but would appreciates comments on a solution
1- when i click on ie, win 2000, op sys, it appears momentarily and then disappears
2- other microsoft based browsers operate ok
3-i have gone thru virus, malware, spyware and microsoft sys check, and no help
all advice gratefully appreciated

A:Solved: ie in windows win2000 pops up and then disappears

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Hi to All on TSG,

I have my PC set to Windows Classic but every so often, when I switch on, it's defaulted back to Windows XP style.

I ran a virus and MalwareByte check but nothing was found.

Has anyone any ideas, please, as to why this happens?

A:Solved: Windows Classic Style disappears

Over the years .. I've had his occasional problem also.
Seems like a fresh install of Windows will fix it .. (for awhile)

You got me curious again, I went Googling .. And found This
Most of the Google hits are the reverse problem ??

I currently have an old drive that has this problem ..
And disabling the Themes service seems to have fixed it.

I don't know why this happens .. Maybe Someone who knows why .. will check in

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Hello wonder if you can please help. Have

HP desktop with Windows Xp 2009
Nvidea graphics
17 inch tft flat screen monitor
dvd player not rewriter, (will not somtimes open draw,,have to keep requesting it)
All this was working ok yesterday, today, boots to desktop, icons appear then vanish, screen shows no signal. Tried going into Safe mode not accessable DVD drive has yellow light, Keyboard also showing yellow light,have checked all connections they are in ok. System has Avg security, which is up todate

Thought windows might be damaged, but have no recovery discs so how to repair them. Or could it be something to do with the dvd not functioning and stopping everything else.

Any help with solving this is appreciated there is some work on there that is required for next week.

Thank you


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My mouse disappears in Windows Media Center..I've read it often has to do with the "Display Pointer" option being checked in the mouse options but mine is already unchecked, so I don't know what is causing the mouse to disappear. Any ideas? Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Mouse Disappears in Windows Media Center

Hello onenicholl & welcome to TSF

Not a solution, just a suggestion. Go to the mouse options in Control Panel and check the option which says to locate pointer when the Ctrl key is pressed. Next time it happens, press Ctrl and see what happens.

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I have HP laptop and my sreen disappears , when doing anything / what is causing this . I have run a scan and nothing comes up

A:screen disappears

What do you mean by dissappears and more specifically are you doing?

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https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp/product/HP-ENVY-15-k000-Notebook-PC/6936206/model/7174348?sk... At the above http there are two phone #s given & I cannot get either to work. So how do I contact HP? Those #s are:  For issues powering up your computer or accessing your Windows desktop call1-877-852-0905.For all other issues call 1-888-698-3762 

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Hi, I am working on an Acer Aspire, Pentium D, Vista, 2GB ram. After about 45 minutes, the screen blanks out. Have to reboot to get it going again. I ran Malwarebytes, it found 19 errors. I thought this might have solved the problem, but no. I also then changed monitors, but the problem is still there. I cleaned out the case, the 2 motors were really clogged up, I thought it might be heat related. Then I ran a memory test and it stopped working again. It has 2 memory chips, I have removed one and am running the memory test again. Am I going in the right direction? Or is there any other ideas?

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The cursor for the mouse is not shown on the screen. But when i right and left click its function works. What do i do?its a wireless HP mouse for the desktop.

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When I RUN, TLIST -s, TLIST -t, or NET START on the command line, the screen disappears before I can read it. This seems strange as I see the screen quickly flash by but cannot freeze it for viewing. However, when I type CMD, the screen appears and stays

Any Advice?

Many thanks

A:Command line screen disappears

The commands won't work from Start, Run. You need to open a cmd window first and then run them from there.

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Windows 98 Computer (Dell)

Outlook Express 6

Dial up modem internet connection.


When shutting down Outlook express , the option screen to disconnect or stay connected disappears very quickly before you have a chance to click an option.

Dial up stays connected and has to be disconnected manually.(By right clicking icon on task bar and clicking disconnect) If you forget to do this dial up stays connected and ties up phone line.

Yes, I have the disconnect when no longer needed box checked.
I also have the disconnect if idle set to 10 mins.
But we need the option screen to stay up long enough to click an option.

Please help!

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While working on a webpage (after doing a google search), the screen suddenly disappears. I cannot go back and retrieve it but must start the entire search over.

A:screen suddenly disappears on hp pavilion

Hello @nclilly, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you are having an issue with the screen going blank, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:HP Customer Support - Products In the meantime, it sounds like you may be having issues with the display drivers.  Try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes: HP PCs - Error: Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered (Windows 10, 8, 7) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!

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I have an Outlook Express problem that just recently started happening.

When I click 'reply to sender' on an E-Mail I want to reply to, my whole Outlook Express screen disappears and I have to restart Outlook Express. There's no error message or anything that might tell me what the problem is. As soon as I click on the Reply button, The Outlook Express screen immediately disappears.

Does anyone know what could be causing this.


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This is a 2013 Toshiba Lx835-D325 all-in-one with a 3rd generation Intel i7 CPU. Originally had a 2 TB HDD and takes a 180 watt AC adapter.

The screen shows a "no media found" message for 5 seconds when first engaged by attaching the AC adapter plug, then fades back to a black screen. The power button starts the machine but no display image is revealed unless detaching and then re-attaching the power plug. The power button lights and starts the computer but fails to engage a display image. Could it be the power switch? The small power switch board is shown in the last picture.


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The issue I'm having is small, but I still would like it fixed because it's a small pet peeve of mine.

When I move my applications around the window disappears with a gray box around it, until I drop it. I've attached an image of the problem, because it's easier to show than explain.

Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you for your time

A:Application image disappears when moving it around screen

Hello Xed,

In Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings ....
See if you have "Show window contents while dragging" checked.
If it is not checked, check it and see if that fixes the issue.

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Hi all:I hope that this is the right board for this problem, even though it may not be primarily a "Touch" issue.  My problem is that I keep losing my pointer/cursor on my HP laptop. Here are my specs and details of the problem based on a set of questions that I found on another thread: What make / model computer? HP Pavilion 15-n216us What operating system? Windows 10 64bit upgraded from Win 8. Does the mouse left alone disappear or are you clicking on something and then it just disappears? It only (and always) happens when I touch the screen. The cursor disappears instantaneously when I touch the screen. It happens whether I have a USB mouse plugged in or not. How do you normally resolve the issue? Except for restarting the laptop, the only way that I can get the cursor back is to go to Personalize/Themes/Mouse Pointer settings. I then have to close the Mouse Pointer settings windows (clicking OK) while shaking the mouse. How is your mouse connected to your computer? Wireless but as stated above, it also happens when the mouse is not plugged in. One screen or two screens? If one, have you ever used two? One screen, never two. More information:1) The cursor is not set to disappear when typing.2) I read that this could be a problem with the Touchpad, so I downloaded the Synaptics Pointing Device driver for my laptop from the HP website. When I attempted to install it, I got a message that I already have a newer driver than the... Read more

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Since the upgrade I have noticed the following:

When my computer comes alive from screen saver mode, sometimes though not always all the icons are missing. The task bar is there but clicking on any item there does nothing. It's like everything just seizes up.

Any solutions please. It is frustrating.

Ta Oakey

A:Mouse disappears off screen and icons missing

Sounds like you have a virtual desktop that got added somehow. Click on the taskbar icon that looks like the square with two ears (next to Cortana in my screen shot. See if you have more than one desktops and close the extra one.

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Help appreciated with the following:
A black box appears then disappears then reappears then disappears.....not sure what it could be..I am worried it may be a virus of some sort.
Can someone please assist bearing in mind that I am not a whizz with computers
Many thans in advance!

A:Black box appears and disappears on my screen..is it a virus..please help..

Does this happen when you first turn the machine on? Or just at random times?

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My Yoga 720-15IKB is just out of its warranty and I have noticed that when i click or type in the search bar (bottom left corner), the bar turns black as if it just disappears. As a result, I cannot search for applications. Sometimes i will begin to type and the results will appear for a split second before the entire box disappears.I am unsure if this issue could be related to another issue where my screen blacks out and displays random pixelations before it "runs into an issue" then reboots my computer. This has happened several times over the past few weeks and seems to be happening increasingly often.Drivers up to date, system is updated, ran a diagnostics test and no issues appeared. What is wrong and what do I do to fix this?

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Hello, I have a Dell laptop 15R 2nd Gen i-5 processor running Windows 7 Home 64bit.

The problem I am having is this: Mouse disappears on right side of screen. The entire right side of screen (not just in the lower corner). If I move the mouse 6 inches to the right off screen, then I would have to move it 6 inches to the left again until it re-appears. If I moved the pointer 1 foot to the right, I would have to move it 1 foot to the left until the pointer re-appeared again.

It's as if the pointer kept going on to a hidden screen??

A:Mouse Pointer disappears RIGHT side of screen

Looks like a mismatch between physical resolution and the larger virtual desktop resolution. Should that be the case, a few users prefer the larger space to work with and can navigate and bring into view the unseen parts as needed.

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The computer is a Pentium D, 3.0Ghz, 1Gig Ram, 250Gig HDD, Windows Media Center, Video - Radeon X1300, 512Mb

I have been experiencing OE randomly crashing when I click on Create a new Message. What in fact happens is that OE disappears from the screen but remains running in the background. I can see msimn.exe in Task Manager / Processes. The only way around this is to restart the machine.

The machine and memory tested as having no errors at the retailer that it
was purchased from.

I have just done a chkdsk and there were no errors found.

I have tried the following to relieve it:

 Update Windows Media Center
 Deleted the identities and recreated them importing the mail and
address books
 Uninstalled IE7 and reinstalled IE6
o Deleted the identities and recreated them importing the mail and
address books
 Update the computer?s BIOS
 Reformat the HDD and reinstall Media Center
o Reinstall all programs
o Update
? Create the identities and import the mail and address books
? Delete the identities and recreate them without importing the old mail and address books

In spite of all of this, it still randomly crashes when creating a new message

I am hopeful that someone can tell me what?s wrong

Thanks in advance

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Hey there, new here and need some help. Here's what happened:

I opened internet explorer and typed in a google search and hit enter and it popped up a new instance of iexplorer instead of just searching in the current window as usual. Then, links I clicked on opened new windows which is not the usual setting. When I clicked in the middle of text on a web page it would highlight everything. Strange little things like that.

So, I clicked start > Turn Off > Restart and nothing happened; it just went back to the desktop. Pushed the Windows key and it wouldn't open the start menu. Finally I had to do a hard shut-off.

I waited a minute and booted the computer back up when it stopped at the login/password screen as usual. I typed the password and hit the Enter key and it just deleted the password and stayed on the page. So, I retyped it and clicked with the mouse on the green arrow button with the same result. Laptop built in mouse button did the same thing. Eventually it just froze entirely and I could not even type in the password box. Also, the little help icon on this screen would not bring anything up; it's like all the keys got remapped to different functions.

The only recent updates were the automatic Windows updates upon shutdown earlier today and the comp worked fine after booting up after that the first time.

Any thoughts?

I'm on a Dell laptop with XP Home.


EDIT: I hard shut down the comp again and let it sit for about 15 min. Booted... Read more

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After using the touch screen few times and trying to use touchpad for small button clicks, mouse cursor just disappeared and can't find it. But when I exit web browser, I see mouse curson back on backscreen. When I open browser again, it disappears. Only way I can get back my mouse cursor back is restarting the laptop.

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I have a problem with the screen of my Satellite U840T

Mouse disappears right of the screen and bottom in black bars at the top and while the left mouse can not go to the bars.

In the display settings everything is good I think.

Thank you for yours help

A:Satellite U840T - Mouse disappears right of the screen and bottom


I?m confused.
Your issue isn?t described very well.

What do you mean exactly by: ?Mouse disappears right of the screen and bottom in black bars at the top??
Do you mean the touchpad or cursor?
The notebook?s touchpad supports the Gesture control feature (Multi Touch) and this feature could be configured in touchpad settings:
+Control panel -> mouse -> Device settings tab -> Settings+

There you can find also the option called ?Edge swipes? which opens the Charms bar, app Switcher, and Application bar just by moving finger from the edge of the touchpad in towards the center.

In such case the cursor would not be visible.

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I hope someone can help. W10 (64 bit Home) has been working OK on this laptop but recently I have been able to open the settings screen for only a micro-second. Having found people having the same problem I have tried running SFC several times, as suggested, but it says it found an issue it could not resolve.

Again following instructions on the forum I tried running DISM with an iso loaded and this hung at 40% for hours (overnight). I could not find a solution to this, but someone posted their CBS log and was given a solution to the original problem.

I do not understand what to look for in the log file, but there are several lines that mention an error. I attach the log file (zipped as it was too big for the forum), and if anyone can help I would be grateful.


A:Settings screen only flashes up then disappears - SFC and DISM issues

Please open an admin command prompt and run the following command (copy/paste this command)

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
On your desktop a file called sfcdetails.txt will be created, please upload this file.

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th GenPurchased March 2019 from CostcoBIOS N23ET63W 1.38Windows 10 Home 64 Bit 1903 (problem occurred before 1903 update)All drivers and firmware are up to date using Lenovo VantageSee CrystalDiskInfo below for full SSD details.I've added a Western Digital (SanDisk) 512GB in the open PCIe slot. I'm using this only to store photos, music, etc and no system data or applications. While using my X1, I'll get random BSoD's. The error messages have varied, but all seem to relate to the kernel or OS not being able to read/write to the disk. This has happened at least a half dozen times now and averages probably once every two to five hours of use. It's gotten to the point where I can pretty much predict I'm about to get a BSoD a minute or two before it happens. Apps stop responding, web pages refuse to load, then ultimately even the mouse cursor stops responding. The BSoD appears and shows 0% gathering info. It never progresses. Eventually, Windows reboots the laptop. However, Windows won't load. When I load the Lenovo BIOS diagnostics utility, it doesn't even show the main SSD! The WD drive does still show. Turning the laptop off then on fixes this issue every time and then Windows boots normally. CHKDSK (including full offline scan), SMART, everything I can think of comes back normal. System runs flawless until it doesn't. Anyone have any suggestions or experienced a similar issue before I deal with Lenovo? My next step is going to be removi... Read more

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Hi everyone, 
For the last two weeks i have been getting random pixelated display (picture attached)....
I have tried connecting the laptop to an external display while it is pixelated and the output to the external display is fine.

This pixelated problem is fixed on reboot, 
i have scanned the complete system using extended test using dell support assist and no errors were found,

can anyone tell me what would be the cause of this error??

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I don't know what I'm infected with or how to fix it. Sometimes my cursor disappears and I have to turn off the computer - it won't shut down normally. At other times, my browser disappears. Once it happened when I clicked on the back button and it always happens when I try to go to ebay.com. Thanks for any help.

A:Browser Disappears Or Cursor Disappears

"Welcome to BC caiton"Have you performed any anti-spyware & anti-virus scans? If not I recommend you do the following:Download and scan with Ad-Aware SE 1.06.If you already have Ad-Aware SE, please setup & configure as shown here.Download and scan with Spybot S&D 1.4.Setup & Configure as shown here.[DO NOT choose the option to install TeaTimer]Windows 2000 and XP users ONLY: Download and scan with Ewido Anti-Malware 3.5.Ewido Install and Scan InstructionsThen please perform these online Virus scans:[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component]Trend Micro Housecall ScanPanda ActiveScan

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why would my cd-rom disappear and then sometimes come back

A:[SOLVED] cd rom disappears

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An Oracle Form is launched as a Java Applet in IE11. Ideally the user should not be aware of parent browser window but when the form launches another popup (eg adobe, MS office) window the parent window then comes to the foreground and hides the java applet
window - confusing for the user when they close the adobe or office application window!.  This is with regards to Windows 7.  With IE version 8 this was all worked ok and window behaviour was logical for the user.
Steve Edmeades

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Don't know why...but every time I close the browser here at my mom's house the history (temporary internet files) disappears.

Any ideas?

A:[Solved] IE6 History disappears!

Follow the image and uncheck the box noted if checked then click Apply and OK.

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Hi there

I am having a problem in that any files starting with qq are not showing in explorer or running. Also when I rename anything to qq... it disappears from the folder view. When I try to add a file with same name, it gives a message "File Name already in use".

Please could some-one advise what is causing this, and possible a solution. This only started on friday. It does the same thing even in safe mode.

Please help as I need to access some files with those names.


A:Solved: File Disappears

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This is ridiculous. Am using IE7 on Gateway Essential 500 Desktop Computer. Windows XP Pro, SP3, 256MB RAM, Intel III Processor.

When I try and open IE7 with or without add-ons, it opens then disappears, or just opens and sits there, blank. (mostly it disappears). I can't even get into the "internet properties" cause when I try to, it just gives me a quick hourglass then disappears - so I can not reset IE7.

So, I ran AVG8.5 virus scan - nothing. Ran Spybot S&D, nothing. Ran SuperAntiSpyware - nothing. Ran Spy Doctor - nothing.

Next I reinstalled IE7 - didn't work.


Obviously since I was able to reinstall IE7 (after downloading from internet on a different computer then transferring the file to the computer) I DO have internet connection - really, I do! Just NO working browser, specifically IE7.

No, I do not want to upgrade to IE8. I want to repair IE7, or find out what the hec is going on and fix it. I am comfortable with working inside the regisrty.

Please help.


Ps. I CAN browse the internet if I go through AOL.

My internet connection is cable at 20mps+

A:Solved: IE7 won't load - disappears; PLEASE help me with this!

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I have been playing "Insider-The Stolen Venus" I have the cd and also had downloaded when purchased online, I recently bought a cd which had multiple games on it and this was one. I thought I would try it again to see if It would work.

This is a hidden object game, The first half plays fine, then I get to a scene, (same scene i played earlier) just different things to seach out, and I have no mouse? it's gone.

Could this be my video card? which is very sad, if it is why does it work up until that point? Could I disable the 3d acceleration on my computer? is there anything I could do to fix ? or am I out of luck? I really like this game so any help would be appreciated.

I a running Intel Celeron 1.70 GHz, 512mb ram, Windows XP SP3, Intel Graphics Controller , 64mb video ram, 3D yes, free disk space 61.8 GB


A:Solved: Mouse Disappears

Hey Bratt,

Just a guess, but try this... it's harmless.

When that happens, press alt-tab and continue to hold alt. A small prompt should come up in the middle of the screen. Try to refocus on your game by continuing to press tab until your game is selected again. Also, look for a firewall exception prompt, or any new window that might halt the game at this point.

If this makes your game work again, the game developer made a boo boo.

If this does nothing, the application has lost your mouse as an input. Again, this is rarely your fault if your mouse works for everything else.

Try plugging your mouse (assuming USB) directly into the system. If another device is drawing too much power, it can lag the mouse and give garbage to the program.

That's the best I have for now, but better than anyone else was doing..


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I have a toshiba laptop with touch screen and after signing on and going into the internet my cursor disappears. Touching the keypad moves the screen up and down, but no cursor so I have no control over it. I finally plugged in a wireless mouse and that works fine. Just the touchpad is messed up. Sometimes I can see the cursor but it freezes, other times the cursor disappears. I've read alot about it and it seems to be a glitch in 8.1, from what I see, but I also seen others have problems with this too. HELP PLEASE! It's annoying and if it wasnt' for the touchscreen the laptop would be useless. Also, it didn't start until the 81 upgrade. It wasn't doing that with 8.0

A:Solved: cursor freezes or disappears in 8.1

All I can suggest, and you've likely tried this already, look for a different touchpad driver on Toshiba's and the touchpad manufacturer's web sites.

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Just to let anyone know who has the same problem, My hard drive used to disappear every now and then, and only came back after a restart. This was solved by going into device manager, and uninstalling the drivers for the hard drive, and the IDE controllers. Then let windows reinstall them on restart.

Windows XP (sp2)


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greetings to everyone

I have a similar problem mentioned here http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/236559-quick-launch-disappears-when-rebooting.html
but the only difference is that this happens while i log on to domain a/c and if i log on to local a/c everything seems preety normal. so the problem exist only while logged in to domain controller.
i have tried this http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread7898.html
and this http://www.pronetworks.org/forums/the-quick-launch-toolbar-disappears-in-xp-t47666.html
but nothing really helped me.

thankyou verymuch for reading


A:Solved: Quick launch Disappears

Finally this solved my problem
1) Run 'Regedit'. Browse to the following registry location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentverion\polices\explorer

2) Locate the Registry entry 'NoSaveSettings'and double-click to bring up the 'Edit DWORD value' diaglog

3) Change the 'Value Data' from '1' to '0' (i.e. where 0 = Explorer Settings - including Quick Launch Settings - are saved)

4) Close Regedit

5) Restart the Computer

6) Ensure that the Quick Launch Toolbar is displayed (Right-click anywhere on the toolbar to bring properties and check 'Show Quick Launch Toolbar'.

7) Restart the Computer
Click to expand...

which was at http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread7898.html#


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When I enter my username and password into yahoo messenger and click on sign on, yahoo messenger totally disappears. Done the following:

1) I have scanned yahoo messenger directory for virus - no virus found

2) Uninstalled and re-installeda fresh version of YM, still the same issue

What going on??

Please help.


A:Solved: yahoo messenger disappears

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I'm using an HP Elitebook 6930p with Windows XP and an HP EN488UT docking station. When I use the computer by itself the Network Connections shows "Local Area Connection 3 Connected Intel 83567LM Gigabit Network Connection" and I can connect to the internet. When I am in the docking station, I can also see this connection, as long as my notebok is open when I start up. However, if i start the computer with the lid closed (I just want to use the external monitor, not the notebook monitor) that network connection does not appear and I cannot connect to the intenet. How can I fix this? Thanks!

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : nutconsult
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Con
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-7D-3F-9D-EF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Solved: LAN disappears when using docking station

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My computer, running Win7 Home premium connects to the internet ..... so it seems, as it always has and as it did last night before I shut the system down. But today when I turned on the system shortly after I connect everything slows to a stop, like there is no connection, like it just disappeared. For the first min. or so it's OK and all indications are that it's working just fine, the automated troubleshooting (I'm sure is useless) finds nothing and all appears OK when you look at the connection setup page (image attached). The only thing that has changed that I know of was a bunch of MS updates were installed.

Anyone else have this problem or have in insight into fixing this?


P.S. I have other computers on the network and they all connect just fine.

A:Solved: Internet connection disappears.

i will move from windows 7 forum to networking forum

you could try a system restore to before the update
system tools>
system restore>

also post back
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping google.com
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
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I downloaded a few utilities from Microsoft (cleanup, speedup, etc.) and when ran they appear as command prompt and disappear in a fraction of a second.

Example: One of the utilities is to see what processes are running and the name of the program or programs using that process.
Not too long of a list, but would require a few minutes to observe.
However the command prompt showing the list comes and goes in a sec.

What's up with that?

A:Solved: Catch The Utility Before It Disappears

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I've the exact same problem as written here: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/947635-buffalo-whr-hp-g300n-wireless.html ... 2 years later

Router Model WHR-HP-G300N
Firmware Version DD-WRT v24SP2-EU-US (08/19/10) std - build 14998 (as far as I know the latest version)

The problem started kinda over night. One day everything was working perfect, the next day it started.
From one moment to the other the SSID disappears, all notebooks get disconnected, and only a reboot (that I do via LAN connection) or power off -> on helps.

I checked the router while the SSID was gone, and everything seems fine. It even shows me that the notebooks are still connected

As I said: from one day to the other. No setting changed, nothing.
I googled already a bit, but the only usefull I found was the old thread in here.
I'm clueless, maybe one of you has an idea

A:Solved: WHR-HP-G300N - wireless disappears

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I'm using XP Home SP2. Internet Explorer 7
My history is set for 15 days but every time I restart IE the history is gone.
I have unchecked "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" in the IE Tools/IE Options/Advance box.
Can anyone help?

A:[SOLVED] History disappears on IE restart

Hello and welcome to TSF

Pleas try this:

Registry Fix

Click Start => Run => type in Notepad, press Ok.

Please copy everything from the quote below into Notepad


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache]

Save this as fix.reg, Choose to 'Save type as' as All Files. Save it to your desktop.
It should look like this:
Double click on fix.reg & allow it to merge into the registry.

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i installed a clean installation of vista in a separated partition from xp, but now my laptop boots straight into vista. if i go in XP repair console and fix the mbr i got xp loading again but then vista disappears.

What can i do to fix this and save hours of work?...

Many thanks.

A:[SOLVED] xp disappears from boot list

In Vista, you need to edit the bootloader so that you have the option of loading either XP or Vista. Doing this is easier if you use one of the programs available for download. I use VistaBootPro 3.3 that you can download from here.

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I'm having a problem with the Task Manager and Regedit. The applications appear for a couple of seconds and disappear. I've read a couple of forums about this topic. I'm guessing it is a virus and I have ran different virus checkers, adware and spybot and detected nothing. I made a copy of TaskMgr.exe and renamed it differently but I don't know what I'm supposed to do with that. I used HT and this is what I got. I don't understand what it means so if anyone can help me, I'd appreciate it.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 2:12:03 PM, on 7/28/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Annabelle\Local Settings\Temp\HijackThis.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Annabelle\Desktop\TASK2.exe

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A:[Solved] Task Manager, Regedit disappears

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