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Solved: Take Ownership program doesn't work :(

Q: Solved: Take Ownership program doesn't work :(

Hi everyone .... I have this Take Ownership installed and I still have a problem to save a new stationary in my Statioanry directory.

It still tells me I am not authorized to save in this Stationary directory. It tells me I have to ask Administrator to do it. You can assume - it's solely my computer and nobody else use except me. Oh God this Vista is such a pain in the neck.

What else can I do? I don't want to log in as Administrator - it messes up some of the system settings.

Please help!!!

Thanks a million.

A: Solved: Take Ownership program doesn't work :(

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Pretty self explanatory lol. I'm trying to completely rid myself of Adobe Flash, but I'm not important or smart enough to own my own mind or computer, I need Microsoft to mismanage it all for me. As such when I get to the first step of the uninstallation guide posted by Adobe:

choose ?Run?, and paste the following directory path into the field and click ?OK?:


You then get 4 folders:

And when you TRY to delete them, you are told: You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes

So in short, I'm not competent enough (according to MS) to remove files that are and have been directly linked to hacks. Don't use Adobe, but we won't let you get rid of it......

Anyway, I found a cool little program from HOWTO GEEK that makes it easy to transfer ownership.

Anyone use it? Does it work?

A:Does the *Take Ownership* program from howtogeek work?

Nevermind. I did not realize there was a version here. I used it and it worked.

Is it the same program as over at HowToGeek?

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I tried to take ownership of ProgramData - a folder in my C drive - to install VMWare because it gave me a security error. Now I can't use Windows Search from the Start Menu, and I think I got an error somewhere related to ProgramData while I tried to fix it. Indexing is not running, according to the Indexing Options window. So I think I need to "un-take" ownership of the ProgramData folder. Is there a way to "untake" ownership of a folder?

A:Un-take ownership of program data folder so search can work???

The initial taking ownership involved changing permissions from the Windows administrator to user admin account. The most likely process would be going back to change ownership back to the system admin taking it away from the user admin in a reverse proceedure.

You will likely to see a full system restart once the change is made to see put into effect. Once you right click on the main folder itself for the properties screen>Security tab and proceed to the Advanced button and open up the owner tab you then simply highlight the system administrator and click apply to make the change back.

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Hi guys

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i attach the program i am talking about .

please inform me .


A:some program doesn't work .

How about an error message - the zip file does not help

If 16 bit error

XP Fix -

Scroll down to get XP Fix

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If I try to open any Help Files (the little document with a yellow ?) freezes, with a "Not Responding" sign....this happens with any help file....ZoneAlarm Pro Help won't work...AVG help won't work...IZArc Help File won't work...

I'm not an expert, but I assume the "Help Viewer" is a Microsoft Program and these programs just write a file that can be opened using the "Help Viewer" So I guess I need a new Help Viewer? I have my XP Pro Installation if I have to fire it up and replace certain files, I can do that.

Thank you in advance for your help!

A:Help doesn't work on ANY program

Try this first, see if it helps:

Go here:

1. Click on "Win XP Fixes"

2. Scroll down and click on "File Association Fixes"

3. Click on "CHM File Association Fix"

Hope it helps

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A:Program doesn't work.

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A:Program/Drivers Doesn't work well

Have you asked the support folks for the Warpia device for assistance?

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Can someone explain how to get my Take Screenshot to work again please.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 205523 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D945GNT
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Program Take Screenshot Doesn't Work

go to windows update & install all updates there including net framework
it is missing the net framework files that are needed to run the program

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When I copy & pasted them both under Start -> Run... for the first one, it said "please insert a CD into Drive D" and for the second one, a notepad opened up with a VERY VERY long bunch of words and stuff..

Any help? thank you!

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at$ Source)
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at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
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This doesn't happen on collegues systems who have XP and Vista.

I reinstalled Java on C:/ to no avail.

Any ideas?

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So I figure that I'll just delete it manually, but would like to ask if I am forgetting anything.

Delete the folder in Program Files

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(Optional, I suppose:) Run a registry search for both the program name and the company name, and delete all keys. (I'm guessing that if I don't, the program will continue to be listed in the add/ remove programs list.)

Would that about cover it? Or might someone have a completely different idea? Thank you to all who take the time to reply.

An additional thought: Could the information in the INSTALL.LOG be of help to me?

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Read all the text files in the program's directory - it may give you clues as to where and what the program installed.

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Anyone having the same problem? How do you correct this?


A:Vista Backup Program Doesn't Work

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************** Exception Text **************
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I hope that someone will help me a little
Have a good night!

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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 BETA

Regards. . .



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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
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wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

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I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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Hi Seven Forums,

First post here, and I think it's a fairly complicated one. Thank you wonderful people in advance for your kind consideration.

When I try to run certain system programs such as SDCLT.EXE, my little Take Ownership shortcut program pops up saying SUCCESS: the file (or folder) is now owned by the Administrator group.

Backstory: I've had terrible permissions issues with this Win 7 install from the get-go and they persist no matter what I do. Recently I was trying to run an installer program for a game I used to play and the installer couldn't get the permissions it needed. I'm running as admin and every option I have to take ownership has been taken (I'm fairly positive). I tried to take even more ownership of C: and everything else, and since that time there are a few system programs which no longer run when their buttons are clicked. Instead, the Take Ownership program which many people have installed for their context menu runs, followed by nothing happening.

Main goal: my backup of D:, imaged by system restore on E:, no longer functions because Win7 says the disk is too full. But when I try to run SDCLT to clean it up or explore my options, the above occurs.

I'm considering resetting all the permissions using the instructions here, but I'm too unclear about what I'm doing to go any further (and potentially do more harm).

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I already did this including Article ID : 307874 and this enabled me to see and browse through the files but I cannot open or copy them.

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I am using XP Pro SP2

A:Taking Ownership of Files does not work.

it suppose to work. have you tried in safe mode...

and i have one question how you connected the HDD. if it is secondary i don't think you need to enable this option....

reply me..

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Hello, I'm sure there's a program that maybe, for example, I can drag a File or a Folder into it, in order to take complete ownership of it. It gets rather annoying to always go to the File/Folder's Properties > Security tab > Advanced button... etc.

What's a good program that can do this?


A:Program That Simplifies Taking File/Folder Ownership

Add a Take Ownership action to the right click context menu: Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:CD-ROM doesn't work, code 39 error, tried many things still doesn't work

1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.or...2. Delete Upper & Lower Filters computer.or...3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patchDouble click on to unzip it.Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.Accept registry merge.Restart computer.or...4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.You'll see two items:- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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This is not my work but that of a Dutch chappy called Riso, I have installed it on my system & works a charm. 1 word of advice though, make sure you gaive your system a damned good clean as this will reduce processing time for allowing permission checking!
Anyway, this is the text & instructions that Riso wrote.

Although Microsoft's new OS "Windows 7" is already very fast and reliable, here is a registry script which can tweak a few internal settings to optimize your system performance and add a few useful extras.

You just need to run the .reg file.
It'll ask for confirmation, accept it.
Restart your system to take affect and you'll definitely experience the tweaking affect.

If you are worried what this registry script is going to do in your system, then here is a description of all the tweaks included in this file:

Adds "Copy To" and "Move To" options in files and folders context menu, so that you can easily copy and move them to other locations.
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A:Registry hacks Tested & work!!! Take Ownership

Very useful. Thanks.

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A:"Choose program" doesn't work in Vista

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So, I'm trying hard not to be shaky and angry about this. After all, if I want to screw up my personal computer, who is Microsoft to blatantly stop me?

Anyway, I'm just trying to optimize the storage on my personal laptop. I have a SSD that's currently running the whole freaking computer which it does not need to be doing. I have another smaller SSD that I want to have running my Windows while my current SSD runs everything else (programs and storage). Currently, my old HD is acting only as storage.

I know I've put too much on my current SSD to simply copy it to my other SSD, so I'm trying to clear it off a bit and make my old HD do everything that I want my SSD to be doing. So, I've changed my "new apps" folder to a folder that Windows created for me on my HD.

The problem is that I have no access whatsoever to this folder that Windows made. I can see it (the outside of it)...that's it. So, I looked up some tutorials and went about changing all kinds of settings on this folder. By all appearances (even according to Win 10), I have FULL control over that folder. However, that's just how it looks; like gilding a turd, it's still just a turd.

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Hi guys,

I got a nice network running on a Belkni Pre-N wireless router which works just fine.

Or it did.

My PC is conecting to the wireless network through three walls using a wireless adapter, and everything is working fine...

Or it did.

I should be able to type \\computername and get a folder with all the shared folders on there... There are many shared folders...I know this because they work from other PCs, but I can't connect from mine. I have a good internet connection, and the wireless connection is excellent. Netsupport Manager works fine (i can control all the other computers), but I can't send files and receive files using windows file sharing. Advanced file sharing is enabled...I just don't get it! Why can't I see any other computers in the workgroup folder?

Help please!

A:Solved: net-work? (no it doesn't)

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I'm having this problem with a desktop running Windows XP (AMD 64X2 Dual) using integrated sound. I tried using Ventrilo but no sound resulted so I borrowed a friend's headset that I know works and still, no voice. I've tested it using the sound recorder and also tried setting it up (control panel, sound and audio devices, voice, test hardware). The only times anything comes up in either test is when I use my nail to tap on the mic. I've checked my audio settings, my microphone and line in are both unmuted and turned all the way up. I missing something?

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Since I reinstalled windows xp, every time I plug in a mouse in any usb port it doesn't work. It will say "Found new hardware", "usb optical mouse-blah", and then I can control it for half-a-second until it says "your hardware is installed and ready to use", then I can't move it. Is it automatically installing the wrong driver? Can I manually install it?

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When I press the 2 key it works fine but when I press shift+2 there is no response. The only way to get the @ to work is by using the alt+64 combination. Check regional settings and all seems fine. Also check registry and did not find any duplicate entries. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Shift 2 (@) doesn't work in my hp xt

If you go to Control Panel - Regional and Language Options - Languages tab and click on the Details button, what does it show under "Installed Services" for input language(s)?

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I send mail to numerous people simultaneously, many times with one or more embedded links. One of the recipients complains that the link does not work, i.e., it does not re-direct to the linked site. No one else has any problems with the link, and the person who complains has no problems with other links.
Is there someplace I can look, or something I can do to find and fix the problem??

A:Solved: Link doesn't work...

I don't thinkt it is your problem on your PC....I would think the other persons settings are different

Did you send in normal format?

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Hey Guys,

I have an ASUS G60VX Laptop. Lately the wireless internet will work sometimes, Mostly not.

The diagnostics says "turn on wireless" but it won't turn on. I've tried the switch and the FN Keys.

Right now I'm using the laptop and it works fine.

I'm running windows 7 and have an Intel WiFi Link 5100, Mdl 512AN_MMW. I have an ASUS N Router.

Is this Intel 5100 my network adapter? Do you think it could be going bad?

Thanks, Brian
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Brian-Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-65-C0-D7-07
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-65-C0-D7-06
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . ... Read more

A:Solved: WiFi Doesn't Work

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Hello, I was just adding a new DVD drive to my desktop computer and just took it out to my patio, put it in, and then closed it back up. I blew inside the tower a little to get some of the dust out. After, I tried starting my computer and then the monitor didn't work. It could not detect the computer and nothing happened. The computer was up and running (from what I saw) but the monitor wasn't working.

At first, I thought it was the monitor, so I tried a different monitor on the computer, but that didn't detect the computer also.

So then I thought it was the graphics card, but I realized my graphics card is an integrated graphics card.

So, I just put in another graphics card, plugged the monitor into that output, but it still didn't work.

I don't know what's going on, could somebody please help?

A:Solved: Monitor Doesn't Work

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When I chose the print icon (or Print from File menu ) in Outlook Express or IE7 nothing happens ... but prints OK from everywhere else (Firefox, MSWORD, Windows Explorer, ...).


A:[SOLVED] Printer Doesn't work in OE or IE7 - everywhere else

Deleted IE7 .... reverted to IE6 .... all -print functions now work

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Hello all:

I have just installed a new CD/DVD burner (Watshita) and the software (NERO) I was using with the old CD burner does not work.
I am working on an XP Pro os.

Please Help

A:Solved: dvd/cd burner doesn't work

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My touchpad no longer works all the time.I have a plug in keyboard and now when I try to click some areas it doesn't work. I am at another computer now. Think I should just buy a new computer. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: cursor doesn't work

I got a plug i mouse and that solved the problem.

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Have posted this thread before but didn't get a reply after I posted my Hijack this log. So i've copied the error message and the HJT log again for your perusal. Please please please help as it is my Fathers' computer and he's blaming me since the problem occured while he was away . He's an Ear nose and throat surgeon and desperatley needs to access his files, so you can see it is a matter of some urgency!

Yours hopefully, Simon Charles Brown.

EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in
module <unknown> at 0000:07c7fc6e.
EAX=0044ca8c CS=017f EIP=07c7fc6e EFLGS=00010246
EBX=02110980 SS=0187 ESP=01fbeacc EBP=01fbeae8
ECX=50002fa8 DS=0187 ESI=02110988 FS=3ff7
EDX=01fbeadc ES=0187 EDI=01fbed6c GS=3ace
Bytes at CS:EIP:

Stack dump:
01fd5da1 0044ca8c 01fbeadc 00000000 00000000 0044ca8c 00447390 01fbeb34 01fd5de2 01fbed6c 02110988 00000000 01fbeb30 bff7d0b0 81e0c404 81e1f496

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:29:01 PM, on 6/9/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

A:Solved: Explorer doesn't work!

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Hi -

i have a new Vista system (from Dell), but the screensaver doesn't work. I don't really "need" it, but i use it occassionally.

Also, the power management features don't work in regard to the monitor either. This i do like to use .... but the monitor just won't turn off unless i use the button on the front.

The monitor is a bit older (maybe 2 years old), a FP193 or something like that. Dell doesn't have a updated driver for it, so i guess i can understand the power features not necessarily working, but shouldn't the screensaver still work regardless?

The monitor driver is the generic driver that comes with Vista.

Any suggestions?


A:Solved: Screensaver Doesn't work??

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My sound doesn't work because my computer doesn't recognize that there's a sound card there. I'm running Windows XP with a VIA vt1721 sound card. I've tried pretty much everything I can think of. I don't know what to do.

A:Solved: Sound Doesn't Work

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I use Verizon “My Yahoo” as my home page. I have it customized the way I like, but a few weeks ago parts of it stopped working. The links, which open a new page, work fine. However, the tabs, which take me to a new part of the same page, get a spinning wheel and never seem to load. The odd thing is that the very same page works fine on my husband’s computer.

I have deleted cookies, browsing history, etc. and reset IE to default settings. I also disabled all add-ons and used Microsoft’s Fixit tool. Nothing helped.

Does anyone else have these problems or a solution? Thanks.
Windows 7
IE 10

A:Solved: Web page doesn't work

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I'm running XP Pro and when I'm logged in under my account, internet explorer works fine but when I try to run it from my dad's account it gives me "The page cannot be displayed" message on every web page I try. Outlook works fine under both users so I don't think it's the connection. Just wondering if you had any ideas. Thanks.


A:Solved: IE doesn't work w/ one user, the other ok

I see you solved this once before:

Could it be the same problem again?

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I did an upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8... lost access to Remote Server Admin Tools.

Anywhere I can download this at?

A:Solved: RSAT Doesn't Work

Google is your best friend, found this:

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I have two computers running Win XP Pro -- IE 6 -- both using LG flatscreen browsers. I have a website -- many pages -- some with little "keys" that lead to supplemental pages.
NOW -- with computer #1 -- I click on my little "keys" (links) and go smoothly to the supplemental pages -- and use the next "keys" to move on to additional supplemental pages. Then when I "click" on the keys to return to previous pages EVERY THING WORKS PERFECTLY.

NEXT -- with computer #2 -- I do exactly the same as shown above and all the little keys take me to the supplemental pages. HOWEVER WHEN I TRY TO RETURN TO A PREVIOUS PAGE -- I get the following error message:

Internet explorer cannot open the Internet site OPERATION ABORTED. (followed with a little box with an OK box waiting to be "clicked").

What is driving me "up the wall" is that -- the browser actually has returned me to THAT page -- and when I click on the OK I am moved to a new error message page that says: This page cannot be displayed.

BUT -- I click the browser's refresh button and THAT error message disappears and the legitimate web page appears with NO "error message".

The next "fly" in the process is that -- once I have the first error message --- I then get the OPERATION ABORTED message EVERY time I try to click on that series of "keys" --and I have to first click the OK box and then click on the Browser's "... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Two browsers - one doesn't work

sfc /scannow

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XP PRo on all networked PCs

Normally, when one right clicks on a drive letter having opened 'My computer', then select 'Sharing' there is a warning about sharing a whole disk and the option to accept anyway.

One laptop doesn't offer that. It just shows the admin share of C$ immediately. If I choose 'New' at the bottom of the panel a new drive letter and drive name can be entered but it can never be accessed over the network! It shows up in the workgroup but I get a network error - 'Network path not found' if I try to access it. I can ping the laptop from anywhere by name and IP address. The laptop can access all the other PCs without any problem.

Help please - this is driving me up the wall!


A:Solved: New share doesn't work

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Maybe no one can help with this...
My computer is aobut 5 years old, an HP Pavilion with a DVD player. It says in the manual that the DVD player window should open when a DVD is inserted, but it doesn't. When I open it manually, and click "play," nothing happens. I honestly don't think I ever tried to use it before. (okay, that may be odd, but I just didn't).
Any ideas?

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I have a newely built computer, a P5LD2 Asus Motherboard, 2 gigs of Corsair Memory, 3.4 Pentium D Dual-Core Processor. When ever I plug my external hard drives into a USB plug, a message reads as follows: "This USB divce can perform faster if you connect it to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port." Now, this motherboad indicates that the USB ports are 2.0 and I have tried all USB ports and get the same error. I have had no such error on my previous computer. Any suggestions? I have also tried to instal USB 2.0 drivers, but with Microsofts Service Pack 2, it indicates that drivers for USB 2.0 do not need to be installed and it doesn't give me the option to install them anyways.

What should I do?

Thank you!

A:Solved: USB 2.0 - Doesn't Seem to Work Properly

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Hey, my PCMCIA doesn't work. I have a wireless card plugged in the slot, and its not powering it/reading it. (i've just reformated.) I tried looking for the pcmcia driver, but no luck. so... help me out? On the new hardware, it has a ? w/ an ! saying: Ethernet Controller (= no driver found). Thanks! (laptop = inspiron 1150)

A:Solved: PCMCIA Doesn't work

go to the dell website and downlad the drivers. just search. if that does not fix it you have a bad card or mobo.

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I've a problem with CoD4.
When I start it, the screen turns black.
And then a log appears it says:
"Video card or driver doesn't support alpha blend, glow will be disabled."
How could I let it start?
It's an old pc, so... i don't know.

The computer where it doesn't work is the 3rd in the computer Specs.

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: CoD4 MW doesn't work :(

way under spec for cod4
min is Minimum System Requirements
Required (minimum) Specs
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 2.4 GHz or AMD(R) Athlon(TM) 64 2800+ processor or any 1.8Ghz Dual Core Processor or better supported
RAM: 512MB RAM (768MB for Windows Vista)
Hard Drive: 8GB of free space
Video card: NVIDIA(R) Geforce(TM) 6600 or better or ATI(R) Radeon(R) 9800 Pro or better
Recommended Specs
CPU: 2.4 GHz dual core or better
RAM: 1G for XP; 2G for Vista
Hard Drive: 8GB of free space
Video card: 3.0 Shader Support recommended. Nvidia Geforce 7800 or better or ATI Radeon X1800 or better

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I recently discovered that my cd/dvd player stopped working...when I click on my computer icon the D drive isn't visible.

When I go into the device manger the dvd/cd player shows up but has a small yellow icon with a exclamation mark in the middle.

When I click on it I get this message
Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
I tried reinstalling the driver but my computer doesn't recognize the d drive to read the disc that contains the cd/dvd driver program..

Dell wanted to charge me about 60 bucks with no guarantee they could help me.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

thank you

A:Solved: cd dvd player doesn't work


Try this solution, let us know how things are after, please.

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I have just bought a Genius Max Fighter F31D Joystick and I am trying to connect it to my Sound Blaster Live Sound Card’s Game Port. I have loaded all the software but unfortunately it is not connecting to the Port. When I open the Joy Stick Setup I see that it is trying to connect to the game port but it comes up with the message “Not connected”. When I look in the Device Drivers section for the system control panel I see that the Games Port for the Sound Card is loaded and that there are no conflicts.

My computer is running Windows 98 and I have the Windows 98 drivers for the Joy Stick.

With no conflicts and all the software loaded I am at a loss what to do next to fix this problem. Any help I can get to fix this problem would be very much appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Joystick doesn't work

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PC Windows 7 Home

I got a new PC and today I installed my Kodak software. I got a message that there wasn't a driver for it and to uninstall it so I did.
Now the CD Drive doesn't work at all and when I looked in the device manager it says -
A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)

How do I get it back to what it was? I did a System Restore but it didn't work.
This only has one drive.


A:Solved: CD Drive doesn't work

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We are running a very large macro in Excel 2010. There is a line of code that deletes the comments from certain cells:


This line has been in place for almost a year with no problems. Suddenly, it has stopped executing after a certain function is called. We step through the code and the line is hit but does not clear the comments. There is no error message. It seems like some condition may be in place preventing this command from executing but I can't find anything online that disables .ClearComments or prevents it from working. It does work when we don't call that function. The function is quite complex (and has been in place for a long time) so it's not simple to find what's happening there to cause this.

The address of the cell is correct.
It is not related to events being disabled.
Screenupdating is not turned off.
The cell is not locked.
The sheet is not protected.

Is there anything that can cause the .ClearComments command to not work?

We can change it to Comment.Delete but that's a band-aid. We want to know why suddenly .ClearComments is not executing (and this is occuring in various areas of the program).

A:Solved: VBA ClearComments doesn't work

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I suppose this is a general computer issue but beings my operating system is XP I thought I would put it here.

Anyway, my mouse doesn't work. It doesn't appear on the screen as if it wasn't plugged in at all. However the activation light on the mouse itself is on (and I have since tried two different mouses and they have all had the same issue)

I've heard it may be my USB port, however when I tried plugging it into the 'other mouse port' (sorry my tech names are bad .. the circle plug with the prongs inside of it) I am presented with the same problem.

If I got to the mouse Properties it tests me that "This Device is working properly" but still no mouse has appeared on my desktop? Previously it told me that there was a corruption in the device (code 33 I believe)? but that problem has remedied itself some how.

If someone could help me, or point me in the right direction I would be thankful. I am an avid user of Photoshop and MS Paint, and its aggrivating that I cannot use these products because the mouse doesn't work. (also navigating webpages with the "TAB" he is quite a pain in the backside .. filling out the registration from this site took me nearly and hour.

Can anyone help?

A:[SOLVED] Mouse Doesn't work

Hi H, Lets see if we can make that ol mouse working again. Answer a couple questions for me if you will. Do you have access to another computer in the house? Im thinking that it would be good if you could plug the mouse into another computer to make sure its not just a defective mouse. Do you happen to have the disk that came with any of the mice youve tried? If not can you tell me the make and model of the mouse so I can find you the drivers for it? Have you tried plugging the USB mouse into another USB port and rebooting? Perhaps its the USB port itself causing the problem. When was the last time the mouse worked correctly? Have you installed any new programs since then?
Try to answer these questions, and Ill check back in awhile to see your response.


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I am running a desktop PC with Windows XP SP3. I recently decided to upgrade Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 to the 2012 version. Kaspersky recommend removing any previous versions first. I used the Kaspersky Uninstall Tool to remove the 2011 version. After about 15 minutes the tool seemed to stall so I killed the process using the Task Manager. When I rebooted the mouse wouldn't work. I have tried booting in Safe Mode but the mouse won't work there either.

I can boot the PC from an Ultimate boot CD and the mouse works ok. At the moment I am running a Kaspersky Rescue disk and running a complete scan.

Can anyone offer any advice?

I am using my laptop to create this thread.

A:Solved: Mouse doesn't work

If this is a desktop unplug it open it up and clean it with a can of compressed air or whatever you have and wait at least five mins before plugging it back in then see what happens.

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When I do a Windows 7 Search from the "Search programs and files" window all the listed general files yield only a warning box showing internet security restrictions... what does internet security have to do with a Windows desktop search? Can someone please help me reset whatever is preventing the search function to operate?

A:[SOLVED] Win 7 search doesn't work

Ok perhaps you can go to control panel> system and security> and under action center click on Change user account control settings. Adjust the slider to the 2nd-top position. If it's already there, let us know.

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When i attempt to run any program as an administrator it comes up with an error message 'A device attached to the system is not functioning.'

Also no device in device manager has an exclamation mark.

A:[SOLVED] Run as Administrator Doesn't Work

I also have no viruses

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Hello, as I said in title my internet doesn't work sometimes, it said page cannot be loaded and other but PC shows that internet is connected and when I did Run>cmd>ipconfig it sayd that Connection specific DNS suffix is blank.
I have a motorola modem and netgear WGR614v9 router if that helps
and im using Windows 7 Ultimate.
Please help!

A:Solved: Internet doesn't work sometimes

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I'm using an Apple Mac Mini right now, and I used the Bootcamp software to partition the hard drive into two; one a Mac, the other Windows.

The problem is that the Internet doesn't work when I want to use the Windows side. It works fine on the Mac side (which is how I'm writing this), so I'm not sure what's going on.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Internet Doesn't Work on XP

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My husband's PC has Windows 7 and IE 9. When he logs onto his Grand Lodge site the login is excepted but when he selects membership list the button "grays out" and that next window does not open. Something about "java script" flashes at bottom of window but doesn't stay long enough to read. He can select any of the other options from the initial page and the window loads with no problem. He has used this site for over 2 years without any problems until now.
He contacted the site's web master and he trouble shot it and told him he needed Java and had him install it. It still doesn't work. The only change in his computer was that he upgraded from IE 8 to IE9. I took it back to IE 8 by using F12. It still won't work. The web master is stumped as to why it won't work.
I have Windows 7 and IE 10, I have no problem logging into the site and selecting the membership option. I do NOT have Java on my system.
Can anyone figure this out?

A:Solved: Part of web site doesn't work

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My friends pc had a trojan, she downloaded malwarebytes and ran it, after that she restarted her pc and it won't boot, asks for a product code and shuts down on it's own. All she is getting is her wallpaper with no icons and no start menu. She had/has windows xp and uses an emachines pc. I believe she also has MS office as well. Please help me help her. Thanks to all!

A:Solved: Got rid of a trojan, now windows doesn't work

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I've downloaded Real Player v. 6.0 recetnly but it doesn't work at all. No matter if I try to open a file (which is surely configured with it) or open a prog itself - nothing happens. I tried reinstalling it but with no result.
Anyone could help me??


A:Solved: real player doesn't work

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I recently uninstalled the SoundMax sound management program to fix a crackling/popping noise i was experiencing with my sound card. The problem was solved but now I am having an even stranger issue...

my mic "line in" is somehow software rerouted to the sound output, the sound still plays through my headphones though, and the mic wont accept any input. Not sure if thats very clear but its the best way I can think to describe it.

another oddity, the microphone will pick up the sound output regardless if the actual mic plug is plugged in or not, so this leads me to believe it is not a microphone problem, but that I have something set wrong or something is wrong with my drivers

I have discovered that the mic problems only occur when i do not have the SoundMax sound management program installed // installing that however brings back my sound popping and distorting problem that I had before... I have tried it a couple of times both ways and windows refuses to let my mic function without that program that causes sound distortion

I have tried basically every fix for both problems I can find on the net, but i have been so far unsuccessful

anyone have any ideas or ever heard of anything like this? any help would be greatly appreciated... its driving me mad

A:Solved: Sound either crackles or mic doesn't work

Figured I'd give this a bump seeing as I still haven't solved it... any help would be greatly appreciated

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I have been trying so hard to get the following ports to work:

5120 - 5300

I have looked up countless guides, and have done everything in them, I have a static IP, I used the gateway to create the port forwarding rule, AND opened the ports on the windows firewall.

Nothing works. The port remains closed, and I can't host games.

What am I doing wrong?

My modem is an Ambit U10C037

System Specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3517 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 184410 MB, Free - 41596 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 66999 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KX412, , .J7TPFG1.CN7016684N09CZ.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Port forwarding doesn't work.

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I've taken all the steps that I've seen posted here.. disabling, then enabling System Restore-then creating new restore point...even disabled norton antivirus before creating new restore point. I still am unable to roll back computer...System Restore is always unsuccessful.

any other ideas?


A:Solved: System Restore doesn't work

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Hi, I am new to this site so I may not give all the info necessary but if you let me know what you need to answer this question I will get it right back to you. Thanks.

Ok here is my question: My friend gave me his computer while he is away and after I hooked everything up I tried to find a folder on his computer using the "Start" "Search". After I typed in what I was looking for and hit "Start Search" nothing happened so I tried again and nothing happened. I have since tried many different things to fix it but it just don't work. Can anyone tell me how to restore this? This computer was custom built so I am not sure of what exactly has been done.

This computer has Windows ME

OS Name Microsoft Windows
Version 4.90.3000 Build 3000
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer System Manufacturer
System Model System Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) Processor AuthenticAMD ~1156 Mhz
BIOS Version Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
Locale United States
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 255.43 MB
Available Physical Memory 158.06 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.90 GB
Page File Space 1.75 GB

A:(Solved) Search doesn't work on this computer

Welcome to TSG!
Have a look and see if the computer has the utility Tweakui installed on it. If so open tweakui and go to Desktop tab and make sure there is a check-mark in the search results box.
If not there are two way to handle this:
1) Download and setup Tweakui and follow the above instruction
2) Open the registry editor and have a look for this entry:
Value Name: NoFind

If "NoFind" exists modify the value to "0" zero

Keep us post to your progress.


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My internet explorer says cannot display page. It is acting like it doesn't see the internet connection. Firefox works just fine. Run the windows diagnose and it says everything is working properly. Other programs such as AVG and malwarebytes cannot connect to update. Other programs that are supposed to sync with the web, like picasa, can't find internet connection either. Running vista 64 bit. Been researching the problem online but have not found many things similar. Any ideas?

A:Solved: IE doesn't work and other programs can't update

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My wireless adapter connects fine when my pc boots except if I try to download a large file or run a full screen program that uses connection, the adapter stops working and won't detect any networks, if I try to configure it when it doesn't com will turn itself off and turn back on. I downloaded a newer driver, resetted my router, but the problem is still there.

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I decided it was about time to upgrade my slow computer for games, especially since it had built in graphics.

I ordered a HIS Radeon 4670 card, based on reviews it was good for my budget and most of the reviews were positive.

First, I upgraded my slow sempron 3400+ to a 5600 x2, about the fastest cpu I can use with my motherboard with low wattage in-mind (I think it's 65 watt). This seemed to install fine, but the video card did not apparently. (unless it doesn't work with my montor?)

All I know is, I plugged the video card in the PCIE slot and get no output signal to my monitor with it. It is an older CRT monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 955df) and I never read they wouldn't work with newer cards, but I guess it's possible?

Anyway, the card doesn't have the VGA pin for my monitor, but it came with an adapter.
When I hook up the adapter there are 2 slots that it fits into and neither one will display a video signal, when I boot my computer. I tried uninstalling the built in graphics drivers and also disabling the on-board graphics in device manager. Neither one has fixed my problem. I've tried to contact customer support but there is no number on the web site except for one in China!

I noticed the fan came on on the card, but I'm still worried because XP doesn't even seem to detect it. I hope I didn't get a broken card, but if it is I need to hurry up and send it back. Any advice?

A:Solved: New Video Card doesn't seem to work

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The internet doesn't work on my Windows XP computer and I think it's because of BitDefender. I think it changes a setting somewhere in Windows that screws it up or something. I've had problems before with BitDefender disrupting the internet, and I'm pretty sure that's what's happening to me now.

The internet worked before I installed BitDefender -- I had to download it afterall. But as soon as it was installed the internet stopped working. The internet works on other my other computer, and I can make Google searches and get the results instantly, but if I try to go to any other website it fails to bring it up and eventually times out.

I ended up uninstalling BitDefender and it still doesn't work -- probably sounds silly to blame BitDefender still, eh? But I think it changed something, and Windows security still thinks I have BitDefender. There must be a setting somewhere that is messed up, but I can't figure out what it is. I'm going to screw around with IE a little more and then reformat the hard-drive. Does anyone recognize this problem and have suggestions about what to do about it?

A:Solved: Internet doesn't work with BitDefender.

Dear CappyR,
Welcome and have a good time! I am giving a link below as to configuring Firefox with BD 2008. May be applicable to 2009? View it and see how it goes. Best wishes.


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I have a HP G60 notebook using Vista. One of my desktop icons(Hoyles Board Game)won't open.What would cause this? Also, I tried using the vista wizard which is in my computer and may have made things worse.
Any ideas on how to restore the icon to open again? Thanks!.

A:Solved: Desktop icon doesn't work

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I tried to fix java by reading older posts but it isn't working out. I tried add/remove, but there was no remove/change option on the java. I went into folders and found the folder there, but it only let me delete 1 of the three folders inside. How do I fix this mess?

Thank you.


A:Solved: Can't uninstall Java. It doesn't work

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I can't seem to find what is causing garbage to be printed where the, "* ERROR: ", should be when I do a PRINT instruction before a CRASH instruction in my language. Also the rest of the crash message is not printed when it should be after that. The code I was trying to get to work right in my language is:

PRINT TSTRING "Hello World!"


Which when compiled to PNF is this:

[email protected]
0 0 0
5 4 72 101 108 108 111 32 87 111 114 108 100 33 2 4 72 101 108 108 111 0
60 0 0

Here is the part of my code with the crash() function in it:


#include <deslib/deslib.hpp>
#include <cstdlib>
#include <cmath>
#include <stack>
#include <cctype>

IVERSION - Switches versions. It's not possible to switch versions yet, because it's the first version.

IVOID - Does nothing.

ICRASH - Intentional crash of program.

IQUIT - Quits the program. Returns return value.
QUIT TVOID [return value]

IHALT - Halts the system by entering a forever loop.

IPRINT - Prints the specified value or the contents of the accumulator.

IPRIN... Read more

A:Solved: PRINT Before CRASH Doesn't Work

See: for the solution.

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I am a devoted user of 'SeaMonkey.' That browser opened my Hotmail account without a hitch for years. Then, overnight, what appeared was just an abbreviated menu at the left in vertical format.

I just finished reading the Hotmail problems of others posted here at TSG. "A light came on" that maybe Hotmail now required the use of IE. I was right. At least I can now open Hotmail in a view that is much like before. I recognize that MS has "improved" Hotmail, but that doesn't affect me.

I'll just have to change browsers to open Hotmail.


A:Solved: HOTMAIL needs IE to come up as before. SeaMonkey doesn't work

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My sound started to mess up yesterday. Everytime I visit a site and run the mouse over something that makes a sound, the volume is very low. Likewise, when I play music, I can't even hear the words, yet the beat/music sounds fine. Help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Sound doesn't work for some reason


Doubleclick the volume icon near your clock. Then click on Options | Properties. Tick all boxes and OK. Make sure all vilumes are up to maximum, and that none of the balences are in the middle.

Also, this may work, as its online:

Go to Control Panel | Internet Option. General tab. Under Delete Files, delete offline content.



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Weird. I'm running Windows XP. This morning I find that I cannot copy text from my browser and paste to MSWord. There is no problem within Word (that's why I am posting this in Web & E-mail), but I cannot copy & paste from Firefox, IE, or Google Chrome. I suppose this could be a virus, but I suspect that it's a simple setting somewhere--can someone identify this?

Stephen R.

A:Solved: Clipboard doesn't work in browsers

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Hi all
I wanted to do a system restore but it didn't work.
My computer has two hard drives, C:\ and D:\ and a CD drive E:\, I also plug a portable hard drive into it from time to time that shows up as F:\.
So I try to run system restore and it brings up a warning that it will not be able to change anything on F: because it is no longer available (I think that was the massage, something like that anyway), okay it was not plugged into the computer so I click to go ahead with the restore. The computer looks like it's doing its restore thing, tha bar graph runs and all but when it should be finished it tells me nothing was changed so pick an earlier restore dat and try again so I did that, same F: drive warning, same results. I plug the portable disk in and try again, same thing.
How can I get the System Restore to work???

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: System Restore - Doesn't work

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Have a friend I'm trying to help set up a new Toshiba Core i5 laptop w/6GB RAM. Have tried to download and install Google Earth 3 times, and removed it 3 times using Revo Uninstaller. It installs with no errors popping up, but when you enter an address and click Search, the globe just sits there. I have run boot-time* and regular scans with Avast and with Malwarebytes. Neither find anything.

I had this same thing happen when I tried to put it on an old, low memory computer, but never on a new laptop with 6GB RAM. My own laptop is also a Toshiba, but as Core i7, also with 6GB ram. GE runs perfectly on it.

What's wrong?

*P.S. While I say Avast didn't find any viruses, it did say during the boot scan that 3 files in c:\users\Gwen\AppData\LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth\webdata\ were "corrupted".

A:Solved: Google Earth doesn't work

I finally did what should have occurred to me sooner (old age is he**!). I disabled Windows Defender (permanently), Avast's shields for 10 minutes, and turned the Windows firewall off. . . THEN (and only then) did another download and install. WORKED! At least the globe turns and displays the addresses I enter.

However, I notice that the Sightseeing Tour doesn't work. Keep getting the message "Make sure 3D Buildings layer is checked". It is, but the tour still doesn't happen.

Same question: What's wrong?

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Hi all,
I have dell inspiron 1525 with window 7 64-bit
I was chatting and using the labtop normally and then two buttons ( L & . ) stopped working.
I found on dell support forums the way how to remove the keyboard but it didn't work to solve the problem.
Can some one help me with this thing ??

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Some buttons on the keyboard doesn't work

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I have a HP Vectra 233Mgz w/W98se. I set it up with a borrowed monitor and worked fine. Now, it doesn't work with this Acer 15" that I have. All I get is, after it boots, a lot of line that may look like a desktop IF it wasn't all distorted. However, it boots clear as can be.
I will also mention that it works fine with my friends 15" Packard Bell monitor.
So can someone tell me how to get this to work properly?
Thanks so much and God Bless,

A:[SOLVED] Acer monitor doesn't work with PC.

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I have a D-Link DWL-520 V. E1 wireless card and want to install it in a computer running Windows XP. D-Link does not give technical support for this card but does have the driver for download on their website.
I downloaded the driver for WinXP and clicked the setup icon to install and it installed the Utility program but never produced the screen to install drivers like the manual says it should. Is anyone familiar with this and know why I can't install the driver? The utility does me no good if the driver is not installed.

A:Solved: Wireless card doesn't work DLINK Support Revisions of D-Link Information on your particular product.

Up at the top of the page there is a contact number -

Hope this helps...Jazz

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I have some system files on my C: drive that are corrupt, and I have been trying unsuccessfully to run CHKDSK. It works perfectly fine if I set to scan the D: drive, but never works on C:. I have tried using the normal gui way to set it, going through command line and setting it in the registry. None of these have shown an inkling of working.

A:[SOLVED] CHKDSK doesn't work on startup

How old is this machine? And did you do any software changes to your system that you are aware of? Or did Windows just crash?

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My USB keyboard works during the Dell startup screen, and works in Windows, but doesn't work in between, so during the 'press any key to load from CD' screen, the keyboard doesn't work. I could use any help or suggestions, because I'm anxiously awaiting reinstalling Windows. Thanks.

A:Solved: Keyboard Doesn't Work During Startup


If you just want to reinstall windows, I would suggest using a PS/2 keyboard. Then switch to your USB keyboard when you're done.

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Whenever I type in a URL and hit Enter (or click one from the drop down it gives), the URL just sits there and nothing happens. I think some random keystroke caused this problem, but I don't know what it was.

A:Solved: Firefox: Enter doesn't work in URL box

Hi peaceofpi (cool username ),
Some people have had this problem due to extensions or add-ons in Firefox. One of the more common ones is the delicious toolbar. Do you happen to have that? If so, you might try disabling it and see if the problem persists.

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I have run into a frustrating problem with my computer, I hope you can help:

After a failed installation of software (installer failed to edit the registry because some components were being used by other programs), I reboot the computer. After the reboot windows logon suddenly asked for a password, which never existed.

My account name is "user" and I have no password, so I simply pressed enter and Windows logged on.

The first thing I noticed was the fact that my network connections were gone, and so I am communicating with this forum through a different computer.

I decided to simply use System Restore to see if that would fix the problem. I am generally very organized, and before every software that I install, or any changes I make, I create a restore point. However, when I went to select a restore point, none were there! All the restore points I have created were gone except for one "System Checkpoint", which was created a minute before I rebooted the computer after the failed installation. Trying to restore to that point also fails. I have disabled Norton 360 before the restore, but the problem persists.

I have checked my memory settings for system restore, and it is set to maximum, 12%, 9600 MB. I don't realy know what System Restore stores in that dedicated space, but I don't think that thats the problem.

I know how to fix the winlogon password issue, but I will still be left with no network connections and the dilema of the Syste... Read more

A:Solved: After Logon XP Doesn't Work Properly


I managed to solve this problem, by merging my registry backup with the current backup that was giving the problems, and this instantly solved the problem.

After completing a scan with Norton, (which I had disabled as I was installing the program, as I always do to avoid problems...irony..) I found a Trojan and a bunch of programs that looked innocent. The culprit was an infected version of WinRAR, that program edited the registry.

The moment I completed the scan with Norton, it immediatly pointed and quarantined the version of WinRAR as well as finding the Trojan.

Anyway the problem is solved, and from now on I will never disable Norton or any anti-virus while installing programs!


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