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Solved: outlook completed tasks

Q: Solved: outlook completed tasks

I am using outlook 2003 with an exchange server. I use my task list as a todo list. When I mark something as complete I see it has a strike through. The next day I come to my computer and the item that I checked of and had a strike through is gone. Does any body know where this went? I would like to keep these items as a reminder for when I fill out my timesheet.

thanx

A: Solved: outlook completed tasks

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I have thousands of completed tasks in Outlook that are hidden from view. How can I delete them so they are removed? I want to save the disk space they take up.

Thanks,

Jon
 

A:Solved: Deleting Outlook Completed Tasks

Microsoft's website says to do it THIS way.

Is that what you were looking for?
 

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I just started using Microsoft 2010 and in the Outlook tasks I have created recurring tasks. In the old XP version when I completed a recurring task, the completed task would move to the top of the list. Now, it just puts it below the original task. Is there a way to automatically move completed tasks to the top of the page?
 

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Can anyone tell me why my Outlook 2007 send/recieve pop-up box shows strange numbers of tasks completed when i press send/receive ? Before finally showing 2 out of 2 tasks it will show 2 out of 3 or 4 out of 6 etc.

I only have one email account - very basic. I was wondering if this has something to do with the process of setting up Outlook initially when it creates a .pst file which i then deleted and replaced with my own .pst file from my previous computer.

I don't seem to have any problem receiving or sending mail otherwise. Should I just ignore this and disable the send/receive progress box ?
 

A:Outlook 2007 Send/Receive Progress # out of 6 tasks completed

Bindip,

Welcome to TSG!

When the Outlook Send/Receive Progress window pops up, click the Details >> button.

You'll get a window like the image below (email ids redacted) which will give you a better idea of what's going on. As you can see, my Outlook checks 6 addresses. A Send and a Receive is done for each address, accounting for the 12 tasks.
 

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Outlook 2000 SP3 in Internet Mail Only mode. The user is annoyed by a windows that pops up saying "The requested tasks were completed successfully". Is there a way to turn it off in Outlook 2000?

A:The Requested Tasks Were Completed Successfully

Found this suggestion:

"Bottom right hand corner of the Send/Receive box. Click on the push pin."
Mark

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Hi guys,

Recently I have noticed if I add a task (like C:\Windows\notepad.exe) to the RunOnce registry key,
which is "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\",
then after system reboots, the Vista destop does not show up (totally black) until the task completes (in the notepad case, until you close notepad).

while I can see the explorer.exe process in the taskmanager, it seems to be blocked. However, if I kill explorer.exe and start it again in task manager, the desktop shows up immediatly.

I found this behaviour on all Vista editions,
does vista behaves in this way? if it does, is it documented?

A:RunOnce tasks in Vista must be completed before desktop is available?

Hello Kenny, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you wanted Notepad to open at startup, then you would need to place it in the RUN key or in the Startup folder in the Start Menu instead. The RunOnce key is usually only used for actions, like Windows Updates, that need to finish running something only at the next startup.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Hi guys,
I have created for the company I work at a personalized tasks view.

I have created columns like.... |Project Num.| Description|Started|Deadline|etc..

This is great everyone has the same view and the same info...

all i want to know is how to custimize the new task window (formulare?), to insert directly the project number, description,etc...directly..

here is the view for everyone...
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/1359/cadaufgaben.jpg

now i want to customize this new tasks window so that everyone can insert the values directly here...
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/9059/newcadaufgaben.jpg

Sorry that its all in german,but i think its esy to understand what i want....how to customize this window..where do I go??

Thanks alot for your time guys in advance!!!
LuisTech
 

A:Solved: Outlook (Tasks) Help

Wow, still no answer...

I had time to figure it out myself... but still running in to some questions hope someone can help...

so this is my new edited Tasks(ToDo) Form...

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/221/sampled.jpg

and this is still want I want to do...
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6522/sample1.jpg

i want to insert dropdown calander option...
anyone can help me with this???
 

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I have an issue with one user where task can't be added to Outlook 2003 Tasks.
I was able to create a subfolder in it and I'm successful in adding tasks to that subfolder, but not in the main Tasks folder.

When ever I try adding a task, I get the following message:
"Please save the task order by clicking Save Task Order on the Actions menu in the "Tasks" folder. The view must not be filtered or grouped for Save Task Order to be available. Could not coplete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid"

I've gone through every possible setting. I went as far as uninstalling and reinstalling Office and recreating the users Outlook profile on the PC.

Any other suggestions?

TIA
 

A:Can't add tasks in Outlook 2003 Tasks

give this link a try and let me know if it works for you http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197036/en-us
 

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Outlook 2002 caused me no end of problems for years and I sat there and took it, but finally I decided to get rid of it and switch to Thunderbird. I'm happy with it, but one of the main reasons I stuck with Outlook so long was the "tasks" function, which gave me timed reminders of upcoming events, responsibilities, etc.

Can anyone suggest what I can use to replace it? I imported the tasks into Thunderbird but I have no idea if TB has a similar feature, or whether there is a plug-in of some kind I can use. I want something that will allow me to get reminders all the time about what's coming up...

Note: even though I have tons of tasks already imported, just being able to use these is not a deal-breaker; if there's a great plug-in I can use that would mean I'd have to start over on the tasks, I'd deal with it.

thanks!
 

A:Solved: got rid of Outlook, now I need a good "tasks" replacement

Something like this? ..... https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2313
 

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I have a user that has a task list that he edits on a daily basis. The problem that he's having is that he is unable to edit the "Contact" field unless he opens up task itself. Once it's open he can edit it. He is using Office 2000 and has all the permissions correct that I can see. Any ideas?
 

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In Outlook, you can assign a new owner of a task and send them the task notice. When that new owner sends a updated task progress report our original task doesn't get updated to the new completed %. Is this normal or should it update the original task that is still viewed by the originator.
 

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My outlook is slow downloading mail from my server. I see two tasks. I tried to cancel one, and both to make it one task downloading my mail but it does not work. Any suggestions??

I know what I am making don't make sense. Easier to see the window.
 

A:two tasks on outlook

Do you have the one email address set up as two accounts? You can check by going into Tools>Email accounts and looking at your existing accounts. If you do have two accounts for the same email address just delete one.
 

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Any idea how to import Outlook tasks in to Vista Calendar??

I did the normal export of the Outlook Calendar to csv... upload to Google Calendar....export from Google in iCal format to the Windows Calendar. Events imported but not the tasks from Outlook.

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I use Outlook exclusively for managing my "to do's, using the task function. For the last couple of days, outlook wont open...instead giving an error message, with the option to send the info to MS or not. My guess is that the program got corrupted.

Is there a way to save the tasks prior to a reinstall?
 

A:Retrieving tasks in Outlook

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I have 3 seperate task catagories that I use all day long. I have everything color coded in to groups. For instance one group would be things I must do on Wednsday. I have 16 tasks in there. I used to be able to arrange the tasks in that catagory how I want them. Meaning I used to be able to drag and drop the tasks in the same catagory where I want them. For some reason it isnt working anymore. Also, I cant find more info on managing tasks. I would like to know more about outlook 07 but cant find much of what i need for organization. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Is there a way to get tasks to show up on the calendar in Outlook? I'd like to have the functionality of a task list but also be able to see the due dates on the calendar. Is this possible?
 

A:Tasks on calendar in Outlook?

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Hi,

I have a fellow co-worker who has Outlook 2003 with Exchange. She has dozens of active tasks, at certain points; some of these tasks lose a chunk of the messages in the body disappear without any warning. I notice that when this happen, all the tasks that lost part of the original texts all have the same modification dates and the font/size get resetted to "arial, size 10" where she would have used a different font like times new roman.

What would cause Outlook tasks to get modified without anyone doing it and how do I figure what causing this issue and how do I prevent it?

Server is a WK3 SBS with Exchange 03.
 

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Hi,

I have a issue with Outlook 2003 and the tasks. For some strange reason, active tasks notes are getting modified by itself and are missing data. For example: If I have notes in the tasks, sometimes it gets modified and a chunk of it disappears, sometimes in mid word or sentence. Sometimes this happens to one active tasks, but sometimes it also happens to a majority of active tasks (All the date all say it was all modified at the exact same time). Any ideas on why this would be happening?
 

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I have outlook 2003 and in the calendar screen I selected to also show a taskview. The taskview I have selected is to show all tasks that are up to 7 days out. It shows all tasks that have a due date not just the ones up to 7 days out. HELP!
 

A:Outlook Calendar Tasks

This isn't really a fix but it does stop this being a problem. Right-click on the TaskPad header in the Calendar window and select Customize current view, then select Group By. Now group by due date. Then select for only the next seven days to be displayed, tasks with no due date will still be displayed, but under a seperate heading of Due Date None. I will let you know if I find a better solution.
 

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I would like to create my own tasks, as thought my manager created the task and assigned it to me. That way he would get updates on what I am doing but I don't have to nag him to create a task. It should also send him messages when the task is updated.
 

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Hi
I cant open tasks that have been sent to me from someone else using outlook xp. it says "Can't open this item. Outlook cannot do this action on this type of attachment"

any help would be appreciated
regards
josh
 

A:Outlook xp cant open tasks sent to me

any sort of help would be appreciated......
 

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Hiya Guys!!!!

Please help, does any one know how to automatically update the calendar in outlook when tasks has been created??

I know that you can move or copy the task to the calendar, but i have been informed that outlook can be set up to perform this action automatically when a task or tasks have been created.

Anyone got any ideas or knowledge of such action......

Thanks
 

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Hi all,

I'm hoping someone here can help me, or at least point me in the direction that google failed to.

Problem: My supervisor wants to use Outlook 2003 tasks to be able to print out a running list of all of her staff's current workload.

We're using exchange 2010 and outlook 2003, I've edited the permissions on all the people so that my supervisor can see all the individual people's tasks under "Other tasks" in outlook. But is there a way to condense the view using a custom one, or otherwise, so that all the people in "Other tasks" show in one view?
help!
 

A:Outlook 2003 Tasks & Sharing

Have you tried to use Group By? I think there is a field in there for Assigned to.
 

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I am using Outlook 2003 and I have a contractor using Outlook 2002. I have created many tasks for him in Outlook 2003 and assigned them to his email address. This makes them unable to be edited from my end. When he sends them back to me they show up as an email that is unable to be opened and I cannot do anything with the tasks since the last action I did was to assign it to him, and I no longer have control over the task from my end. The reading pane says "this item cannot be displayed in the reading pane. Open the item to read its contents" but I cannot open it, it does nothing when I double click or right-click and select Open.

We are both on the same POP3 server but we do not have Exchange. I am not sure if this is even supposed to work like this, but can anyone tell me whether I should be able to reliably assign and receive updates and completions for Tasks in Outlook? And, is this inter operable between Outlook 2002 and 2003?

Thanks,
j5
 

A:Outlook Sharing Tasks (NOT on Exchange)

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Hi Guys,
i have outlook 2000 on my XP machine. i also sync with my Blackberry curve.
the dates on my "tasks" (in outlook) have changed to at least 500 years into the future on the PC but not on the Blackberry. i don't know why it would change, but most of the 2008 tasks have changed to the year 2595. both PC and phone have the correct current date.
any thoughts??
thanks.
inetbogey
 

A:outlook tasks have changed dates

i have not found anything on this. has anyone else??
has this happened to anyone else??
thanks.
inetbogey.
 

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Hello,

I recently upgraded from outlook 2003 to 2007 in a xp envirnoment. Although everything else is working fine ( e.g. sync w/ blackberry, viewing old tasks, contacts) I can not get the program to open new tasks.

This is the message "could not complete the operation one or more parameter values are invalid"

I have tried system rollback, save task order, cleanviews, exchng32.exe & reset folders.

Any suggestions none of the patches I have found worked.

Thank ou

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Hi everyone!

Whenever I send a task to someone and they complete it, I'll get an email saying that it was completed, however, in the tasks list pane, it will still show that it's not complete. I've spent 2 days trying to figure this one out and not having any luck. Does anyone have any thought?

Thanks
 

A:Outlook 2003 tasks not completing

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Hi, i use both outlook 2003 to organize both my calandar and tasks. However, i find it really annoying having to switch back and forth between tasks and calandar to check my tasks and schedule.

is there any way to have the calandar show my due dates as well? Like for example, show on the calandar of January 20th: "Assignment A Due" without having to actually create an "appointment" in my calandar?
 

A:Outlook 2003: Calandar + Tasks

you can get notofication reminders of due dates - under tools option tasks
 

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My question is: Is it possible to make a macro in Excel 2007 that can copy certain cells from several different worksheets "which are all set up the same" and send them to outlook 2007 under the task program.
 

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Hi,
I am running Outlook 2000 on both my laptop and desktop computers. Ultimately I would like to be able to sychronize the information on both..on a continuous basis. In other words, sometimes I will be checking email from the laptop, other times from the desktop. At this point, I know of no way to keep the information straight, so that it is always in synch. Is this possible in an environment without an exchange server?

What I am currently doing is using the desktop primarily, then copying the files onto the laptop. I am not accessing or sending emails from outlook on the laptop. When I need to send emails from the laptop, I do it from the web interface provided by my ISP.
 

A:Tips on synchronizing Outlook Email and Tasks

You can, but its a bit of a hack (or very specific configuration) that can be accomplished if you have a cerrtain type of mail service, most of which are a monthly fee but Gmail and now I believe Yahoo (but you'd have to have the paid account), have what is called IMAP email (Hotmail (or Live! Mail) does the same thing though its more proprietary) that basically keeps all the email online the same as always but it also syncs with whatever desktop client logs in and is configured for IMAP mail so no matter what system you checked mail with, you'd have syncronous mail.

The cost? $0 if you use Gmail. You can find more information about configuration from within a gmail account under settings>Forwarding and POP/IMAP. You should even be able to forward your email from your current account to Gmail if its not already and allow the continued use of your current email address as well.

I think its very kool and I'm gradually trying to get all my accounts there or Windows Live! Mail is working pretty good for me also since I have mostly Yahoo and Hotmail accounts already.
 

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Hello

I am wondering if it's possible to edit excel files in tasks with in Outlook 2003. I am able to insert an excel file and add things but once you click of the file I am not able to re-edit the file.

Is there a way to make this possible?

I appreciate your help, thanks!
 

A:Excel Files in Outlook 2003 Tasks

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When I open the Tasks window on Outlook07, the default display is my "To Do" list, which I don't use.

I can't figure out how to configure the display so that it shows my Tasks List rather than To-Do list.

Any advice is most appreciated.
 

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I used to enjoy using the outlook to sync tasks with other users over the internet. It appears this feature is no longer supported on newer versions so I have been hunting for an online version. I down loaded this software call 4Teams. It turns out that you cannot do recuring tasks, so I removed it. Afterwards my outlook was only opening every other time. I reinstall/repaired it with the install disk. Still the program showed the additional 4-team button on the toolbar. And I was still having problems. So I totally reinstalled it, and it still showed up. Now it won't open at all.

By the way, when I use Ctrl-Alt-Del to stop it after it locks up for several minutes trying to load, I see two outlook items, one dim the other normal in the end program screen.

I have sent a support reuest to 4-teams but have not heard back from them.
 

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Starting with the last auto update, all of my tasks in Outlook 2007 are displayed twice. I have renamed all duplicate or backup pst and backup files. Can anyone help me?
Thanks
 

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I have a user thay is using Outlook 2000 on a Windows 2000 pro. All service packs and updates have been applied. I have several other users that have the same configuration. Here is my question, Every now and then when the user logs into the computer and opens Outlook Tasks have been created in the Folder List of Outlook, they will be named something like Tasks1, Tasks2....etc. I have rebuilt the Outlook, verified there are no unknown delagates, and have unchecked any unnecissary add-in managers.

Does anybody have an ideas for this, I've checked Microsoft's knowledge base ans have posted threads in thier newsgroups.

Anything would be helpful.

Thank you very much.

Joe
 

A:Outlook 2000 creating tasks folders

Okay, no delegates, but what about other permissions?

Right-click the inbox and see who has permissions AT ALL.

Remove all permissions and see if it continues to happen.

Delegates are not the only ones who could be creating folders.
 

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I have a code for a Userform that is connnected to Module code, and when I select a list of different contacts without opening them, the Userform shows in the drop list a list of difference fields that are in all contacts, and I select a field from the Userform and it shows the list of words I can put in each same field of all contacts I selected.

So what I want to do, is when I create a task for different contacts, in the task area it shows the name of each contact as usual. So want to select the tasks as to the contacts I want to change the fields to, and then run the Userfom and change the fields of each contact of each Task.

So in looking at the two codes, does anyone know what to change so it changes the fields of each contact thru the tasks I select?
Private Sub btnRun_Click()
Dim Field As String
Dim value As String
Field = Me.ddlFields.Text
value = Me.ddlValues.Text
UpdateContactFieldTasks Field, value

Me.Hide

End Sub

Private Sub ddlFields_Change()

Dim fld As String
fld = Me.ddlFields.Text
'Add your field related values here.

Select Case fld

Case "Status Date"

For M = 1 To 12
For i = 1 To Day(DateSerial(Year(Now), Month(Now) + M, 1) - 1)
Me.ddlValues.addItem Format(DateSerial(Year(Now), Month(Now) + M - 1, i), "mmm-dd-yyyy")
Next
Next

Case "First Status:"

Me.ddlValues.addItem ""
Me.ddlValues.addItem "Words"
Me.ddlValues.addItem "Words"
Me.ddlValues.addItem "Words"
Case "Ne... Read more

A:Outlook 2007 Update Fields Thru Tasks

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Is it possible to Assign a Task to others in Outlook 2000, such that they also receive reminders to complete the task? Something similar can be done when creating a new Meeting Request, although the reminder is set to activate after a certain time period. Ideally I'd like the reminders to activate at a set time and day and more then one of possible. For example, a week before a project deadline, then, 3 days before a deadline, then a day before deadline. Thanks in advance to anyone that can solve this!
 

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Anyone have any ideas on this?

Googleing this didn't get me too many results. What with all of everyone saying how much integration there is between Onenote and other MS Apps., I haven't found a solution to this one.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanx,

Ron V.
 

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Hello:
I just upgraded from Outlook 2000 to 2003. I use the task items and highly depend on sorting within my categories. In 2000 I can view my task items by category, then click the header to sort within those categories.

Since the upgrade, I can of course view in categories, but I can not sort within the category. When I try to sort by clicking the headings it no longer keeps my categories together. Is there a way to sort with-IN a category or did MS take that feature away?

Any ideas if this feature is no longer available?

Thanks!
 

A:Sorting Tasks Items in Categories -Outlook 2003

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Hi Folks,
I found the following thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/541487-merge-excel-dates-into-outlook.html

At best I am capable of copy pasting code - and I guess I'm slightly failing at that even.
I simply wish to be able to update an excel with dates of future tasks, in a particular column, and have these automatically appear as tasks on a particular date in calendar. Ideally column a (name of task) and column F (date in format 1.1.1.) would both be incorporated into the task, which would be allocated to date X in calendar.
I am using Outlook version 14.0.4734.1000

I have associated with Outlook 14.0 object library already. This is what i have so far (the first line is incorrect, presumably amongst others):
Code:

Sub ExportAppointmentsToOutlook(14.0)
Dim olApp As Outlook.Application
Dim olApt As AppointmentItem
Dim blnCreated As Boolean

'Read the table with appointments:
Dim arrAppt() As Variant, i As Long
arrAppt = Range("A2", Cells(Rows.Count, "F").End(xlUp)).Value
On Error Resume Next
Set olApp = GetObject(, "Outlook.Application")
If olApp Is Nothing Then
Set olApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
blnCreated = True
Err.Clear
Else
blnCreated = False
End If
On Error GoTo 0
'Create the outlook item for the table entries:
'Rows:
' Row 1 = date
' Row 2 = starttime
' Row 3 = endtime
' Row 4 = Description
' Row 5 = ... Read more

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I'm new to figuring out Tasks (etc) in Outlook 2003 SP2.

On Thursday 7/27/06 I entered a Task in the morning and gave it a Start date of 8/1/06 and a Due date of 8/3/06.

I then went into Calendar and told it to also show me TaskPad (View - TaskPad) and to show the TaskPad's next seven days of items (View -TaskPad View - Show Tasks for Next Seven Days) the Task shows up.

I then went to Tasks and selected Simple or Detailed view and the Task also showed up there.

But if, still in Tasks, I selected "Next Seven Days" it did NOT show up.

What's going with that?

Then, later in the same day, I entered a new Task, giving it a Start date and a due date of Today -- 7/27/06. But when I went into Tasks and chose to show Active it did two things that were really weird:

1. It did not show the Task has Start and Due dates of today. 2. It did show the Task that has a Start date of 8/1/06 and a Due date of 8/3/06 (it's Reminder is also 8/3/06). (Note that when I choose to show Next Seven Days this one still fails to show up, which it seems it should do.)

On more experimenting with that Task with a Start and Due date of today that didn't show up in Active after I created it, well, once I went in and changed the Start date to yesterday, closed it (which resulted in it showing up in Active, in red), and then re-opened it and changed the Start date back to today, then it DID show up under Active. But why didn't it show up under Active when I... Read more

A:Outlook Tasks date filters acting very weird

Okay, sorry... upon more experimenting I'm learning the quirks of the program:

1. Next Seven Days is really today and the next six days, so 8/3/06 was no included.

2. TaskPad in Calendar defines and treats Views very differently than Tasks does.

3. Active shows everything but Deferred so I'll "assume" I accidentally had that selected as the reason why a Due date of today didn't show in Active (I "hope").

Jay
 

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I have two mailboxes added on Outlook 2010 but I only want to view the tasks for my personal account - not for the secondary shared account which I monitor as there are so many of them.

This seems to be the way to do it: How to filter out flagged emails from a specific account in Outlook 2010's task list - Super User
but it just doesn't work. It either removes all or none entries from both mailboxes.

Has anyone managed to get this to work successfully?

A:Outlook 2010 - hiding tasks from additional mailboxes

Hello lolalou, maybe this will work for you

Share Task

Try unchecking folder visible for the shared acounts

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I am trying to print up my task list in outlook 2002. I would like to print it up using the memo style as opposed to the table style. The problem is it won't let me print multiple items on one page. It has the print each item on a separate page checked and shaded so I can't uncheck it. Does anyone know why this is or how I can get around it. The table view doesn't have the detail I need like the time spent. To do each one on a separate sheet is prohibitively wasteful and time consuming.
 

A:Printing multiple tasks on a single page-outlook xp

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We use Outlook to manage in-house tasks. Customers send in problems to a specific mailbox, someone monitoring that mailbox generates a task using that email and assigns the task to another user to handle it. The second user accepts the task, adds whatever work they do, and finally sets the status as Complete, which closes it on their end and sends an update to the monitored mailbox for closing it there.

95% of the time, this works flawlessly.

Sometimes the second user goes through all the motions and closes out the task, but the monitored mailbox task is never updated correctly to show it as closed. This leads to a minor amount of tail-chasing and finger wagging as people get confused and wonder why something is still showing as active.

The problem seems completely random - it's not just a single user, it's happened to numerous users. It won't all happen at once, but maybe 1-2 times a week that the process breaks down. All of my testing has everything working correctly.

My inclination is some type of user error, but all parties insist that they always do everything the same way and couldn't possibly be causing problems. A manager escalated the issue to the company president and in turn the issue became my issue and I need to find a resolution.

Web searches don't show any kind of history of this, or the results are buried so deep in other topics of a similar nature that I can't find them. Does anyone have any idea if this is a programming iss... Read more

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Hi everyone! I support a medium-sized law firm and we've recently upgraded from office 2003 to 2007. Needless to say there's been quite a number of small glitches that we've been trying to work out for a while and they've been getting me stumped.
One problem is that a number of users use tasks to handle deadlines and they're frequently updating the due dates several tasks at a time. Some have been reporting that if they update about 20 due dates they can no longer update any more dates until they restart outlook. One guy also said that after he sent an email the due dates were updating again, but pushing the send/receive button didn't cause the same effect, which seems confusing to me.

It seems to me that it might be an issue with the exchange server and possibly caching, but I can't figure it out.
We're using exchange 2003 SP1 for our mail by the way. All help is greatly appreciated, thanks!
 

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Hi All,

I'm trying to find a free software that Cleans up Outlook duplicate emails, calendar, contacts, tasks, etc for me. I use to have something like it but can't remember the name of the software. Anyone know of one I can use?
 

A:Removing Thousands of Duplicate Emails/Tasks/Calendar From Outlook

Hi MasterNe0

What version of Outlook are you using?

At www.slipstick.com use the key words: remove duplicates
most of the results were trials and not freeware.

At least one tool was free:
Outlook Duplicate Items Remover 1.4
http://www.vaita.com/ODIR.asp

You might also consider making a copy of the .pst file before running any tools, just in case of unexpected or undesired results.
Let us know if one of those works for you, or not.
 

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My Power User Tasks Menu is not totally functional. Only the "Run" task launches. None of the other tasks work from this menu. I'm running an account set as administrator, and have tried the separate Administrator account to no avail.

Running Windows 8 Professional x64 upgraded from Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 motherboard
Core i7-2600K 3.40 gig
16 gig memory

I have tried implementing this tutorial: Tutorial: How to make Windows 8 understand you ARE the Administrator

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

George

A:Power User Tasks Menu - Not Launching Tasks

Every day, a bunch of people come in here complaining about this or that not working. The common factor is that they ALL did upgrade installs. People who do clean installs, generally do not have such problems.

Draw your own conclusions.

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I'm posting here after giving up finding the answer either from Apple, limited use experience or search since in this forum are found folks frequently knowledgeable across silos (I've first tried the MS Office forum to no avail)

Given: MS Outlook '07 + iPhone.

Problem: To sync Outlook Tasks to the phone maintaining the sort order of my desktop Outlook. If you sync using Apple's iCloud tasks are placed in the reminder app which does not allow for custom sort and seemingly sorts by the least reasonable measure.

I could get tasks to sync using Outlook Connector and (opening an account with) Hotmail. However I can't find a current straight answer as to whether that option falls under $ subscription. Further, even if I did sync this way I don't know if the tasks would still be rearranged by the phone or whether it was the iCloud that rearranged them when I attempted that route.

Lastly, I could (for $10/mo) just have my entire Outlook sync through Rack Space's Hosted Exchange. Apart from getting tasks to the phone this does have another important benefit that might also be achieved using Connector. But if I'm going to pay for this, even if the $10 is double a MS charge, I'd prefer going with Exchange. But the core question remains the same (which I cannot get from RS either). Will the tasks on the phone, after sync, maintain 'my' sort order from Outlook.

Anyone got an idea it's surely welcome.

Mark

A:Wrong forum (but) Outlook tasks sync iphone MS conn vs hosted exchange

Hello,

First, I don't own an IPhone but a Droid, but I've synced and configured Iphones at work thru our Exchange Server. Syncing works very well with the email, calendar and all the Tasks goes under Reminders in IPhone and the sort order in Outlook stays the same as far as I know if not I'd hear complaints from the Users.
But, with the hosted Exchange solution I don't know if it will make any difference. Best thing to do is give it a try for a few days and see if it works for you. Most of the hosted exchange providers should have a free trial.

Have you tried iMExchange App on your phone to sort your Tasks in the Reminders App?

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I need some code whereby the user has to enter values in certain fields before they can save and exit the workbook. For example, if they enter the letter "A" in any row of column M, then they have to enter a numerical value of between 0 and 50 in the same row column T. Does that make sense?! Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Force fields to be completed - MSExcel

Yes. Use this event macro (see attached image).
It will run before the workbook is closed. You can evaluate a criteria and depending on it, set Cancel to true or false. If you set Cancel true, then the Workbook remains open. In this branch of "If... Then... Else..." you can also set up an MsgBox to inform the user what he must do to be able to close the workbook.
The macro must be on the Workbook's class module.

Edit:

Oh, yeah, Save. You can do something similar with save. The macroname will be
Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)

End Sub

For other workbook events and examples see
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/event.htm
 

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Hey all,

Well this place helped me write my first cmd script so i would like to share it with you all and hope you enjoy it.

This particular script allows you to back up selected files or folders from a client computer through to a server after answering a couple of questions.

Its a great script but unfortunantly i have no need for it as it does not meet our requirements any more (note i only wrote it last week ).

The script comes with a backup version, and a restore version... so the theory is that you can back up selected files and folders from one client to the server, then restore it from the server to a new client, all with simple prompts.

I have also commented throughout the batch file as much as i could so hopefully it should be fairly easy for any admin guys using it.

The items it backs up are:

My documents
Desktop
Favorites
All pst files on the system
NK2 file - outlook file that remembers email addresses when creating new email and entering email it automatically suggests previously used email addresses
Outlook signatures

Its easy to add extra things to this script aswell. Also it is fairly easy to create it to do all of the backups without any prompts...

basically this is a batch file that is simple, but i spend a day or so writing it, and im proud of my crappy script so if anyone can find any use for it please do try it.
(now i just have to work out how i upload it)...

Thank you and commends are definately welcome

Regards,
Ivan
 

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I just completed a system restore on my eMachines computer. I have Windows XP. Now, I had one folder that I backed up, but now everytime I try to enter it, it says Access Denied. I did hide this folder on my hard drive before, but all of my other hidden folders that I backed up work fine. I would really appreciate it if somebody could tell me how to gain access to this folder, I have very important information in it. Any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Access Denied Into Folder, Just Completed System Restore

You will have to "take ownership" of it, basically following the instructions in the article below.

However it appears they fail to mention that in Windows XP Home, to have access to the "security" tab, you must boot up in Safe Mode.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

see also:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418
 

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Hello.I am a new mamber.
I have istalled WinTasksPro 5 and have run the program.
When I exit the program it will not restart. I have checed the running processes and found that the program is still in memory, and can only restart if I cancel the process.
Does anyone know if this is the way it always works or is this a stupid Question?
Any help would be appreciated.
Johnandrew
 

A:Solved: Win Tasks Pro

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Its been about a month or so ago that i had to reinstall XP with SP1. Later added up to SP3. Now for the first time, i needed to burn a file...but i do not see the typical notices that says ''do you want to burn these files now" or something to that effect...so i just tried to copy those files and at one time dragged them to my cd drive and all i get is a message that says "windows encountered a problem trying to copy this file. What do you want windows to do?" Huh? Try again, skip or cancel? I do have the ntldr when i did a search. I also used Send to" to no avail. Any clues?
 

A:Solved: Where did my cd tasks go

I have NEVER burned cd's with windows EVER. Use imgburn, it can burn .ISO files, and any other compressed file, and it can burn folders.

Imgburn download: http://imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
 

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Trying to looking for freebee Outlook 2k Forms Design Template(s) for "Tasks".
 

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I set my defrag in my Scheduled Tasks options . It opens to the screen at the proper time but it fails to run . It just sits there and unless I am there to click defragment it does nothing . So my question is how do I set it to run when it comes time.
Dutch
 

A:Solved: Scheduled Tasks

Did you follow the steps listed here?
 

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HI - I have a normal looking desktop but when I open IE9, starting just a while ago as a new issue, there is no task bar and the very top where the address bar is, it is a black background in color. Front and back arrows are still blue.
Windows 7
thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: missing tasks bar in IE9

Press F11.
 

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Hi, there....first time to post, and i wanted to start by thanking everyone here who takes the time to help out people like me, who stumbled into a thicket in spite of myself....just reading through these posts has eliminated most of the problem....i've got some suspicions about the remaining tasks, but would rather have someone here give me an experienced opinion...the problem is those annoying popups...they come in spurts...i've lost count of my "standard" tasks, but i'm guessing there are maybe four that shouldn't be there..so here is the hijack logfile....i appreciate the help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:28:56 AM, on 6/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\twain_32\SiPix\SCBlink2\Srvany.exe
C:\WINDOWS\twain_32\SiPix\SCBlink2\USBPNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\ggviewer67-46.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S0BIC1.EXE
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A:[Solved] help with some persnickity tasks

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I have just today upgraded to XP. hopefully this will not make me wish I had kept 98se like Win, Me. did. Qustion:
In Scheduled tasks, I have 3 items, "Could not Start" Live Update, PC Health Scheduler and Symantec Net Detect. Any suggestions as to how to get these items up and running? Thanks Dave.
 

A:Solved: Scheduled Tasks in XP

I've discovered how to set up scheduled tasks in Win.XP BUT it keeps asking me for a pass word to run the task. What password do I use or where can I find\change\create this reguired password? Thanks Dave.
 

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Hi all
Well i want to schedle disk defag to stat ever month as i allways forget to do it.
But when iset it up to do this i get this message

"The new task has been created, but may not run beacause the account information could not be set. The specific error is: 0x80070005; Access is denied. Try using the task page browse button to locate the application"

OK so i followed the instructions and checked for the application. I can only find the application in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools. I told the task to start the app from there but i got the same message.

I also tryed using the search my computer and it could only find the app in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools as well.
[EDIT] forgot to say my OS is windows xp service pack 2, media center edition

Can anyone instruct me as to how to set it up ?
 

A:Solved: Scheduled Tasks

Checkout: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555098

Let us know it helped.
 

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OK, when i ran ME it was possible to do {ctrl alt del} and shut down all the background task's ecept for explore. So when i gamed i would have nothing in the background to slow me down! Now I have XP and {ctrl alt del} opens up task manager and there the task part is usually empty. and everything is under processes. And i found out the hard way that you cant shut some of that stuff down. Can anyone tell me what under processes you can shut down and if i do shut them down will they start back up on restart like on old ME PLz Help me thanks
 

A:Solved: background tasks

go to START....RUN....type in MSCONFIG...then click on OK...click on startup tab...and uncheck everything except your anti virus and firewall ...reboot

when you reboot you will get a message that you have changed the way the system boots...Duh...just put a check in the box to not show this message again
 

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In my pictures Tasks The Icon- Copy all items to CD is missing. Need Help
Windows xp
 

A:Solved: Picture Tasks

Found this. Hope it will solve the problem.

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

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Recently, I cannot add or delete any scheduled tasks. The "Add Scheduled Task" wizard is missing in the CONTROL PANEL - SCHEDULED TASKS
folder. I can change the properties of existing tasks, but cannot delete them: the DELETE menu item is grayed out.

I am logged in as administrator. I have previously entered scheduled tasks and all of them are running as scheduled. All the scheduled tasks are owned by administrator. The only changes in the schedule that I can make are from the Windows Backup program, which has its own schedule that automatically changes the Scheduled Tasks entries for backup.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Cannot add or delete scheduled tasks

This was caused by a Local Computer Policy....not sure how it got disabled, but it was easy to enable.
 

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I'm new here and almost computer illiterate. Yesterday my Norton came across the following viruses / Trojans. Trojan.KillAV, Trojan.Perfcoo, and a reoccurring popup for AVSystemCare. I deleted them all with Norton 2006, but now I have serious problems. My account on the computer is as the Admin. Now I can't access any Admin tasks. Control Panel disapeared from my start menu. Windows security center disappeared. I cannot do a system restore, or turn it off. I alson cant access My System Properties. I get the same Restricted message when I try to access all of those tasks.

Help me Please.
 

A:Solved: Help, locked out of all Administrator Tasks

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Is it possible to get tasks on left of screen like XP in vista. In my pictures in XP I could get get from scanner, slide show etc. Would like to have this in vista.
 

A:Solved: folder tasks in vista

In short, no
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/8eb3b0f8-533a-4e63-b967-b090a7912cc71033.mspx

The task pane—which appeared on the side of the folder in previous versions of Windows—has been replaced by the new toolbar at the top of the folder. Many of the tasks that used to appear in the task pane now appear on the toolbar.Click to expand...
Slide show is on the tool bar. I don't have a scanner or camera, so don't know if that would appear there as well.
Print and Email will appear if you turn on the Preview Pane (Organize | Layout->)
If you turn on the Details pane, you can add tags to the currently selected photo and edit the Date Taken.

Jerry
 

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Just curious. I have started running backups & file rename & compression (via batch file) using the Task Scheduler. What happens when the screensaver is running when the time arrives for a scheduled event?
 

A:Solved: Screensaver & Scheduled Tasks

seidnerm said:

Just curious. I have started running backups & file rename & compression (via batch file) using the Task Scheduler. What happens when the screensaver is running when the time arrives for a scheduled event?Click to expand...

Should still run fine in the background...
 

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I like to shut down all the tasks running in the back ground for better gaming performance. Well i used to run Windows ME and all you had to do was Ctrl Alt Del and end each task ecept explore ok. But now i got XP and there i usually nothing under tasks its all under process's but when i try to shut them down i crash my pc. How do you shut down all that stuff and is lower CPU usage better than Higher CPU usage??
 

A:Solved: Shutting down background tasks

When in doubt, just google the process that's running and you'll find an answer quickly of what it is, and how vital it is.

CPU usage should be as low as possible -- however, do not try to close the System Idle process (which takes up 99% CPU most of the time), as this is an essential process that doesn't actually take away from performance, it just keeps the CPU busy during non-peak usage.

You can also download programmes to set what starts when windows loads, which will save you time having to close them all down. Can't think of any off the top of my head, though.
 

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I've tried in different accounts and even in the addmin account in safe mode and I always get the same error... I also get this error at home (this is my girlfriends computer) the error reads:

New Task has been created, but may not run because the account info could not be sent.
The specific is: 0x80041315 The task scheduler service is not running

What am I doing wrong? I've never had this problem before, is there some sort of option I need to select to get it to work? I'm lost and I wouldn't be surprised if it's something very easy... see what happens when you stop working on computers for almost two year...lol. Thanks for any tips you may have and for reading my post.

Chris
 

A:Solved: Can't creat new scheduled tasks... why?

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I would like to know, how I can make my OS running Disk Check and Disk Defragment automatically, as I cannot select them from the list of available programs when i try to create a new automated task.

I want to run both fully automated, without requiring any further user input (which depends probably on the right parameters).

Help welcome.
 

A:Solved: Automated Tasks: Drive Maintenance

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when i left click 'open new tab' i have many old tasks attached : should i try do get rid of these ? if yes , how ? thanks

A:[SOLVED] mozilla : open new tab : old tasks attached ?

In the new version of FireFox, when you choose to make a new tab, the most recent tabs you get a page with your most recent tabs to choose from. If you want to hide this page, there is an icon in the upper right corner to Hide the New Tab Page

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Hi! I've just recently built a rig for gaming. It's my first build and everything has gone perfectly until now.

Whenever I try to do certain things it completely freezes up. Can't move the cursor, open task manager, nothing. Dead. And it does not come back, I let it sit for 8 hours last night and nothing. It happens during (but not limited to) the following tasks:
- Downloading.
- Changing my screen resolution.
- Viewing certain sites (Tried to visit the Sapphire homepage).
- Moving some files from a USB to the hard drive.

The only thing I can think is that I have some old RAM in my PC right now that is currently just there until my Crucial Ballistic sticks come in. I removed two sticks (there's 4x2GB sticks) and I was immediately able to download Steam. Then I tried to download a game.. nada. Any ideas? Thank you guys!

A:[SOLVED] Newly built rig freezing during certain tasks?

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What are the system specifications?

Are all of the drivers fully up-to-date?

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I have a lot of malware affecting my computer, but I can't find it.
Virus and Spyware scanners don't work, and when I delete suspicious looking processes in the C A D box, they always come back.
I've had the cmd box come up, I've had notifications of new programs being installed that are random, programs that I always used are also being mimicked by these programs.
I don't know why, and I've run out of ideas that normally work.
what should I do?

Also, my sound just stopped working.
 

A:Solved: XP taking forever to do the simplest tasks

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I am the only user on this computer so I am shown as the administrator but there are several areas that I cannot change access on and it is frustrating beyond belief! I am still not completely thrilled with Windows 7 yet maybe because I am still too used to WinXP. What the heck am I doing wrong? I tried for instance to change settings on permissions for IE 9 but I keep getting an error message.

Dell XPS 17
Windows 7 Home Premium
IE 9
 

A:Solved: Administrator Issue - only user but still won't let me do all admin tasks

Your account is a member of the Administrator group, but not "The Administrator". This Administrator account is the built in one and one should NOT even try to use it. When asked just click OK, and then the command will proceed.

Also when you "Right Click" a exe file or icon and you select "Run as Administrator", the Administrator account will be used for that program this one time.

This is one of those things the Microsoft has had to do to protect us from ourselves .
 

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I have recently experienced a loss of some icons in the notification area of my Task Bar. (Eset and Catalyst Control)

Also have some weird things going on with my two Disk Drives opening and being asked to supply an install disk for PhotoImpact against an unrelated action.

I re-installed Eset and CCC programs to see if If they would autostart in the Task Bar but this didn't work.

The programs appeared to be running in services, and would appear in the Notification area of Task Bar if I manually started them, but would not automatically appear on a restart.

I ran a complete ESET custom scan on C: Drive and it found some potentially unwanted app : IOBIT Toolbar items (4) in asc7-setup.exe of which was in my downloads folder of which program I had uninstalled a long time ago, but that was it.

I ran malwarebytes mbar and it identified -->

Registry Keys Detected: 1
HKCU\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\ /Lotame 8 (Trojan.Poweliks.B) -> Delete on reboot.

mbar also displayed following action in syslog :

Volume: C:
File system type: NTFS
SectorSize = 512, ClusterSize = 4096, MFTRecordSize = 1024, MFTIndexSize = 4096 bytes
File C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\BazisVirtualCD.sys --> [Forged file]
File C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\BazisVirtualCD.sys will be destroyed
Done!

(I know it is requested that CD Emulation software be disabled before running GMER, but I am not sure how/if the BazisVirtualCD.sys can be disabled.)
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A:[SOLVED] poweliks detected + missing Tasks Bar Icons

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

If you haven't already, please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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

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

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

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If there are any personal files, pics, etc. on your computer you cannot live without, back them up now just as a precaution.

Emergency Backup Procedure - Tech Support Forum

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I'm not seeing any signs of infection in your logs. We'll see what turns up.

Please download AdwCleaner from here and save it to your desktop.Do NOT click the green 'Download' button(if visible).
Click the blue 'Download now @bleepingcomputer' button.
Run AdwCleaner and select Scan
Once the Scan is done, select Clean
Once done it will ask to reboot, please allow the reboot.
On reb... Read more

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MALWARE SYNOPSIS
OBSERVED BEHAVIOR:
Upon start/restart of infected computer, said computer would over-utilize CPU performance to the point that other software functions on the machine would not be able to reasonably initiate at startup.

BACKGROUND OBSERVATIONS:
In actuality, the malware was creating multiple IEXPLORE.exe instances running as background tasks. These instances were then creating randomly named .EXE (0 bytes) and .DLL (22K bytes) files. These files were located on the local HDD under the path C:\Documents and Settings\"Login Name"\Local Settings\Temp and had the filename prefix characteristics of "Tnnnnnnnn", where nnnnnnnn was a randomly generated number. These files were children of the background IEXPLORE.exe tasks and could not be deleted until the respective IEXPLORE.exe task was terminated from the Task Manager utility.

FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS:
This malware had initially gone in and found all non-critical executable references in the machines HKLM and HKCU Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run registry keys. The malware then went into those directory locations for ALL executables found, created a .BAK subdirectory moved the real executables into the .BAK subdirectory and then replaced the original executables with a malware executable of the same name. In my case, this had happened about a dozen places. This malware can be determined by sudden loss of certain software-based functions on computer, in my case it was enhanced mous... Read more

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This looked like a no-brainer... but I just can't get it going in WinXP Pro. I'm trying to schedule a task to start radio VCR software from Standby.

Here's what I've done:

* Created a scheduled task setting the radio VCR software to start at a specified date and time. I enter the password for my account that has administrator privileges, and clicked the box of "Wake the computer to run this task."

* Put the system into Standby

The system wakes up, but it gets stuck at the login window that wants a password to be entered. If I enter the password, the software pops up and does it's job. Here's the error message I get on the login screen:
This computer is in use and has been locked.
[*]Only -\Xxxx(Xxxx) or an administrator can unlock this computer
Early on I learned that a scheduled task has to be run from an account that requires the user to have a password, and not just a blank one. In the past I've always had the system set up to log me in automatically without a password. And I'm wondering if that's where the problem may be.

Each time I set up XP, I run "CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2" and untick the setting for "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."

After my 1st attempts to schedule a task from an account without a password failed, I learned passwords were required. So I went back into the "CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2" control panel and enabled the setting above that I... Read more

A:Solved: Problem w/XP/Scheduled Tasks/Standby/Password

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Hi,
I have been googling this for days now - trying several different suggestions - but cannot find a fix!

I am in the midst of tranferring data from old computer (Windows Vista) to new computer (Windows 7 Pro) and was placing folders/files on network drive to do so. For 95% of the items, it worked like a charm - I would copy onto my new computer and then delete them from network drive.

However I am left with 5 folders with a few files in each that I cannot delete! Error message is:
The action can't be completed because the file is open in another program. Close the file and try again.

I've tried renaming, Unlocker, stopped windows from caching thumbnails, and a few more than I can't even remember!

I am not a computer whiz by any means and am afraid to attempt anymore on my own in case I mess something up!!

Any help would be appreciated - I am all googled out!!!

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Cannot Delete Files/Folders "Action Cannot Be Completed.."

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Hello,

I'm setting up printer sharing on an XP system. I ran the wizard and gave it the okay to share printers.
When I go to my printer options 'Share' tab, select 'Share this printer' and click 'Apply' I get:

"Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be completed."

What would cause this?

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: "Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be completed."

Nevermind. 'Server' service was disabled. Enabling this service fixed the issue. Hey, I'm getting good at this.
 

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Would any of you tell me what program you would use to take full-control over the services/programs you have running on Windows XP? There are complicated programs & services, which cause amatuer-administrators on Windows XP to get "Access Denied messages"whenever they try to disable services like RPC by using MSConfig.exe or Task Manager. Even when using the Component Services program (Dcomcnfg.exe), there are certain services, which do not allow you to stop, disable, or remove them from your Startup & Services-list.

I've already tried Autoruns, WinPatrol, and Task manager to kill programs & services, which continue to run without my permission. Online Amor is 1 of many programs like RPC, which does not allow end-users to disable or stop them from automatically, running.

So if any of you have any time, please name the program(s) you would use to have full-control of your Windows XP system so you can disable, unlock, and get rid of programs, files, & services, which become difficult to remove even if you have "admin privileges".

A:[SOLVED] What Program can Control Running-Services & Kill Tasks in Windows XP?

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

The best one is you.

For services, go to control panel
admin tools
services

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=1759&page=7

For startup programs:

enter registry
start
run
type
regedit
HKLM\SOFTWARE\microsoft\windows\Currentversion\run
edit this list in the right pane

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I recently purchased a new computer that has Office 2010 installed. I would like to move the contents of my .pts file from my old computer which has Outlook 2007 to my new computer which has Outlook 2010. Before, when I wanted to transfer my .pts file from one computer to another I would just copy the file to a portable hard drive and then transfer the file to the other computer. However, Outlook 2010 is completely different animal. When I go to C:, Users, App Data, etc., new computer, it is completely different from my other computer that had Vista. My question is, how can I transfer my .pts file and/or my address book, calendar, contacts, etc. for my older Windows Vista computer that had Outlook 2007, to my new computer that has Windows 7 and Outlook 2010 installed? Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.
 

A:Solved: Moving Outlook Messages and Address Book From Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010

Hello referee07;

Copy your .pst file from your old computer to the new one or your portable hard drive.

To launch the Outlook 2010 Export/Import wizard, first go to File menu, navigate to Open, and click Import.

In the Import And Export wizard, select Import from another program or file option and hit Next

Under File Type, select Outlook Data File(.pst) and hit Next

Now choose the file to import, select the options, and hit Next

Once done, finally select the folder to import from(if you want to import complete data don’t change any settings) and make sure Include subfolders is checked. You can either import the file to the current folder or choose the folder.

Hope this helps!

Dave
 

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Finally got my gaming rig built and in perfect working order. Took me a while figure out how to put my two HDD into raid 0. One of the tech support guys at EVGA helped me out and said that HDDs have a hard time going into raid array if they have never been used, which was the case. I just installed some stuff on my two HDDs and reformatted the partition and BOOM it stopped giving me errors, LOL. Anywho here is the finished build:


Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Silent Gaming Tower
EVGA 750i FTW Motherboard
Intel E8400 Wolfdale Processor
Xigmatek HDT-D1284 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
MX-2 Thermal Compound
2x2GB OCZ DDR2 1066 5-5-5 18
2xEVGA 8800GTS in SLI
3xSeagate 7200.11 (2 in Raid 0, 1 backup)
Corsair 750TX Power Supply
Samsung DVD-RW w/ Lightscribe SATA
Liteon DVD-RW IDE
4 Scythe KAZE 120mm case fans (1 intake, 3 exhaust)
1 Stock Exaust Fan on HDDs


When I looked at the Case for the first time I couldn't believe how big it was, plenty of room to work in. The Scythe fans sound like a tornado when I first turn on the computer but it gets quite once the bios and PSU start regulating them and you can't notice it when playing games or listening to music. I bought a generic filter for the intake fan and realized that it wasn't needed because the case already comes with filters that you just slide off and wash.

This was my first build ever and I must say I'm quite pleased with the results. The bios defaulted the memory at 800mhz 1.9v so I bump... Read more

A:First Gaming Rig Completed

Cool. Looks like a good build.
 

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Keep getting the same error over and over, tried many things (inclduing scf /scannow) but to no avail.

Here is the bit from the log:


Code:
1348769 (3424) - winsat\logging.cpp:0815: --- START 2011\10\30 17:15:04 ---
1348769 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4301: Command Line = "C:\Windows\system32\winsat.exe" formal -restart clean -cancelevent 8e00fb41-d1d6-4e88-8347-83b99be94b73
1348769 (3424) - winsat\processwinsaterror.cpp:0095: ERROR: tried to read resource strings, unknown exception occured
1348784 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4474: > IsFormal=TRUE IsMoobe=FALSE.
1348815 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4585: Watch dog system enabled
1348815 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4600: Main watch dog timer set to 600.0 seconds
1348878 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2505: > DWM not running.
1348878 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2470: > EMD service will be restored on exit.
1348893 (3424) - winsat\syspowertools.cpp:0983: > Read the active power scheme as '8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c'
1348893 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2793: > power policy saved.
1348909 (3424) - winsat\syspowertools.cpp:1015: > Set the active power scheme to 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c'
1348909 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2814: > power policy set to maximum.
1349736 (3424) - winsat\logging.cpp:1763: ERROR: pahse enter/leave imballance
1349736 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:0948: > IsOfficial=TRUE IsFormal=TRUE IsMoobe=FALSE RanOverTs=FALSE RanOnbatteries=FALSE
1349736 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:1775: ... Read more

A:WEI test cannot be completed

What language is your OS currently using, and what was originally installed on it? Is one of the two English?

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I accidentally infected my computer with security toolbar 7.1. I have done the 5 steps and i did not get a log from that first scan but here is the log it gave me on the last one.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Alan Hickman on 2007-10-21 13:33:39
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
98: 2007-10-21 18:33:54 UTC - RP572 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
97: 2007-10-21 10:02:26 UTC - RP571 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
96: 2007-10-21 09:56:58 UTC - RP570 - Installed Windows Defender
95: 2007-10-21 09:24:44 UTC - RP569 - Restore Operation
94: 2007-10-20 09:03:00 UTC - RP568 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-08-01 05:41:11 UTC - RP475 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2007-10-21 13:35:50
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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A:Completed five steps...here is the log.

Bump!

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I have a couple of Word 7 files which can't be moved, deleted or renamed. Any attempt results in a message: This action cannot be completed as it is in use by another program. It is not in use by any program I am aware of. When I open the file, it says (Read Only) in the title bar but the properties dialogue boxes are not checked as read only. Of course, I can't save any changes to the file unless I go to 'save as' but that still leaves me with an undeletable/uneditable file. I am using Vista Ultimate. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Joan

A:This action cannot be completed...

Unless you're particularly interested in the mechanics of why this might be happening, I'd suggest booting to safe mode (press the F8 key early during Windows startup) and moving or deleting the files from there. You probably won't have trouble deleting the files that way.

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hey im having problems with installing windows xp SP3 i boot to cd do the whole installation thing for step 1 and then it restarts and then im waiting for the continuation of the installation but it doesnt happen it boots to cd again without me pushing anything

please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:Installation not completed

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Model HP 15 notebook PCProduct no. J8B82PA#ACJRam 4gbHard disk 1tb HDDProcessor Intel core i3 1.70 GHzWin does 8.1 64 bit

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 16:26:28, on 08/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCPFW.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Pop3trap.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 2 SE\CalCheck.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\David.DAVID-91YJAB3H3\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.wanadoo.co.uk/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Micros... Read more

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I did not get any replies so will try this again with updated info. Downloaded Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 October 2002 Update(EUU3) to computer but when tried to sync it to handheld got message: "Synchronization Cannot be Completed Successfully" and have not been able to sync since then. Same message and then disconnects. Have reinstalled Activesync twice..even going to older version. Have done disc cleanup and defrag. Have deleted recent programs including the EUU3. Also soft resert on handheld although problem developed in computer before could sync to there. There is no problem in connection of handheld with computer..just will not sync. Any help much appreciated as cannot download or sync any material to handheld(iPAQ3835) at all.
Thanks!!! John
 

A:Synchronization Cannot be Completed..

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Deckard's System Scanner v20070804.61
Run by HP_Owner on 2007-08-05 at 16:46:07
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as HP_Owner.exe) --------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:37:16 PM, on 8/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1128887343\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Softw... Read more

A:Completed the 5 Steps

Please stay with this thread, and only post here for this problem. Do not start a new thread, otherwise it is too confusing...

Use Post Reply - left bottom corner. Thanks!!


Next, download ComboFix.exe

Save it to the Desktop

Double-click combofix.exe to run the program
Follow the prompts.
(Don't click on the window while the program is running, it may cause your system to stall.)

When finished, a log, ComboFix.txt, is produced.

~~~~
Please post the ComboFix.txt, and a new HijackThis log in your reply.[/QUOTE]

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Hi everyone!

Ive just completed my upgrade from an MSI 745 Ulta mobo and ATI Radeon 7000 series 64meg AGP x4 graphics card to an Abit NF7-S mobo and ATI Radeon 9550 AGP x8 256meg graphics card and I gotta say, boy what a difference.

Now I have to save up my pennies to get myself a better processor, I have an AMD Athlon XP Pro 2000 and was wondering what i should replace it with?

There's a fair ammount of choice out there so i was wondering if anyone has any recomendations?
 

A:Just completed an upgrade

Nice speed jump!
Upgrading always starts with budjet. If you are going to keep your Mb , then simply buy the best (fastest) CPU you can afford at the time.If you are saving pennies you will probably be able to get the quickest cpu your mb can handle.
 

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Hi,

Having successfully performed a 3 hour chkdsk by means of a downloaded microsoft program which did this automatically, the screen is left hanging and there is no option available to exit from it. I tried switching off and then on again but this just puts me back to the start of the chdsk routine which then completes again. So I'm stuck in a loop from which I can't escape !! What do you recommend ?

A:After chkdsk has completed

Hello ,

here is a shot in the dark

turn your system on & then back off

then un plug your system

them push your power button as if you wanted to start it and hold it for a count of 10

this will clear the compleat system of power and maybe reset way your system starts / you may want to reset the bios also by crossing the bios jumpers or just pulling the litheum battery from your mother board for at least 3 minutes

then try your system

you may be looking at wipeing the driver & reinstalling

have you tried to get into the recovery console useing the Windows XP cd ?

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Good evening..i have just completed the combofix scan on my Openlabs Neko TSE. Which is my music workstation with a built in computer. Please can you review my log for further advice.? I really appreciate you for this. This workstation is the key to all my productions. I have been freaking out all night. Aloha!

A:completed combofix run

Hello,That request about NOT posting CF logs is primarily to keep people from running the program unsupervised.Please read this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/273628/combofix-usage-questions-help-look-here/ which explains that reasoning further.Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a description of your computer issues.Orange Blossom

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