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Shortcut hotkeys dont work after reboot !

Q: Shortcut hotkeys dont work after reboot !

i have alot of shortcuts in a folder on my desktop i bind alot of them with hotkeys, all the hotkeys work great and after i reboot my pc they dont work, and i need to delete the hotkey(set him to "none") apply then set my key back and apply again to make it work again.
i didnt delete any shortcut because i know that the hotkeys are property of the shortcut.
what shold i do to reload\refrash my shortcuts hotkeys each time after i reboot?
there is a way register to change or something to do for make them automaticly work after reboot ?
(i use windows xp proffesional)

A: Shortcut hotkeys dont work after reboot !

i'm using Autohotkey ... simply the best keyboard configuring program

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This has me baffled... Here's a rundown of what I had been doing and when I noticed the problem:
I had problems with my ISP connections, so I downloaded peoplepc for the 30 day free trial until my regular ISP got the access numbers fixed. (Dialup... sigh... )
Once the program was installed, it killed the acclerator program for my regular ISP and installed its own. The interface was similar to AOL. I checked my usual ISP several times a day and within a week, the access numbers were working again.
I contacted PeoplePC and cancelled that account, and uninstalled the software. Immediately after rebooting, I noticed some of the shortcuts had the icon for IE, some had the icon for Firefox, and I even had icons for Netscape, which I've never used on this machine.
When I connected to the internet and double-clicked an icon for one of my shortcuts, (I do have many shortcuts on the desktop) an IE window opened... then nothing... no data going out or coming in. I right-clicked the icon, copied the addy and pasted it into the window.... hit go, and off it went. UGH! I tried another shortcut icon that had morphed into a Firefox icon with the same result. Same thing with the ones that now show a Netscape icon. :dead:
When I click the IE icon for Internet Explorer to open, it functions normally... taking me to my chosen homepage.
I have tried every shortcut, and none of them take me to the page it should, and all of them open IE... they just dont do anything... Read more

A:Desktop Shortcut Icons Dont Work

That program peoplepc sounds as bad as AOL its like a virus it self. You could try a system restore. Start,programs,acessories,system tools, then system restore to a date before you installed peoplepc.

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i want to activate the video fullscreen via key shortcut ("f") on a html5 player (amazon prime video or youtube). this works with all browsers i have tested (firefox, chrome) but not with internet explorer. video fullscreen is only working in internet explorer with activation via mouse. "f" closes video fullscreen in internet explorer but dont open video fullscreen. if i press "f" on youtube html5 player there comes a popup with "fullscreen isnt available". because this is working with other browsers i guess keyboard shortcut for fullscreen is "deactivated" in internet explorer maybe for security reasons? ist there a way to get video fullscreen to work via keyboard shortcut? (i know about "f11" for browser fullscreen but video fullscreen and browser fullscreen are different things.) thanks in advance!

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don't know where to start, but i noticed yesterday that my quick launch icons were missing, after 2 days of searching and missing crap up i figured i better post. also the send to link when ya right click on a file is blank too. i enabled the hidden admin and logged onto it and i could get the send to link to show documents, and i was able to add shortcuts to the quick launch too. im pretty sure this is going to be a user permissions problem. i also noticed i cant move my save music files to the windows player, and when i run the auto find program in the player it comes up empty. there sereral other things i cant do to. thats why im thinking it a acsess problem. i ran the vista forums systinfo program and copied it to clipboard. im sure it a long file, cause i enabled all the options. but here it is. oh, and i tried to manaully copy the quick launch shortcuts from the user/roaming/ie/quicklaunch folder and it just keeps making copies of each shortcut in the folder when i try to copy it. sometimes i can get 1 or 2 icons in the taskbar, but never more than 2. if i try to put certian ones down there it will erase all of them. its wierd.

A:send to shortcut and quick launch dont work

Hello Venomous, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if a System Restore, using a restore point dated before this problem, can fix this for you.

Hope this helps,

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So I forgot my XP password, and a tech guy saved all the files, reinstalled windows and put them back on. Now everything works perfectly EXCEPT the microsoft site, and MSN Live messenger.. weird.

Every other site works but anything from Microsoft.. Here's what happens while I try to access it:

Edit lol: about the thing in the google search box, that's me trying to work out how to connect to someone's Diablo1 game, which I ask about in more detail here lol:


A:What the deuce! Microsoft site+msn dont work after reboot, but everything else does?

youre really cute..

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Anyone else run into this?

I'm running Vista x64.. After awhile, say a week.. or maybe just 1 day.. frequently when i have say 4 explorer windows opened and grouped in the task bar.. I can click on the group, but attempts to click on an individual explorer session fail.. its not just explorer's that have been minimized, pretty much anything that has more than 1 item (grouped) wont let you click on any of the items.

Only fix is a reboot.


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when i logged on to my windows account:
vista reverted to classic theme;
i cant access my documents, My computer, the control panel. i cant go on windows explorer or access any files whatsoever;
there was an error message that said: 'catalyst control center: host application has stopped working.' ;
also there was an error message that 'C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable' (or similar);
google chrome doesnt work: google chrome cannot read or write in its data directory.;
opera doesnt work:" Startup Error:Opera has failed to access or upgrade your profile. This may have occurred because your computer has insufficient resources available or because some files are locked by other applications. You may have to restart your computer before Opera will start again.";
the same thing happens with many other programs.;
i cant seem to do anything that requires admin privileges (i am on an admin account but not the root admin): for example when i click show processes for all users(in the task manager) it doesnt do anything.;
the computer is about slower than usual(logging on took a long time, start menu freezes up a bit, search doesn't work);
to me it seems like a number of files and folders where moved or deleted (like in program files or something).
could this be a virus, or just a buggy or incompatible software(I just installed Miro)?
please help.


A:classic theme; programs dont work; ccc & desktop dont work; slower than usual; etc.

Can you boot your computer in safe mode and access your documents, computer, and control panel?

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when i try to turn off my computer or reboot , my computer do nothing , what i do its i turn off with the Windows Task Manager some programe in the one by one and each time i ask to turn off my windows xp. and when i turn off the one called xpwin.exe . the windows turn off corectly. now i try to find whats is this programe do it . now Riskyone101 ask mee to do some programe and i give you the result.

thanks for your help. and have a nice week end.

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by marc at 9:27:00,61 on 2009-06-20
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel 5.1.2600.3.1252.33.1036.18.1023.281 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Pho... Read more

A:the computer dont turn off or dont reboot

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[FONT=verdana](I know that doesn't work, but I'm a rebel)

Spoiler: SysInfo utility
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16264 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 237973 MB, Free - 183448 MB; D: Total - 1907727 MB, Free - 1803869 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H110M-S2H-CF
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

The hotkeys I assign to shortcuts don't work. If I double-click the shortcut it works just fine, but if I do Ctrl + Alt + whatever it doesn't. Things like Ctrl + Alt + Delete and Win + Tab do work.

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I have bought an ADE-WD1 wireless keyboard/mouse set. Everything works fine on my wifes PC but on my PC everything works except the Hotkeys.
It doesn't come with a CD.
Both PC's are XP Pro, loaded from the same disk.

Been trying for days and it is driving me mad
Any help will be gratefully received.

A:Hotkeys don't work

Those keys require software. Did you install the software for the keyboard?
Also they might not be configued yet. To do this go to Control Panel-> Keyboards->buttons tab. If there is no butons tab then the software is not installed.

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ComboFix 11-07-22.02 - escritorio 22/07/2011 16:45:36.2.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.55.1046.18.3319.2810 [GMT -3:00]
Executando de: c:\documents and settings\escritorio\Desktop\download\ComboFix.exe
(((((((((((((((( Arquivos/Ficheiros criados de 2011-06-22 to 2011-07-22 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2011-07-22 13:17 . 2011-07-22 13:17 -------- d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\LocalService\IETldCache
2011-07-22 12:20 . 2011-07-22 12:20 -------- d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\IETldCache
2011-07-22 12:14 . 2011-07-22 12:15 -------- dc-h--w- c:\windows\ie8
2011-07-21 20:41 . 2009-07-23 03:13 306 ----a-w- c:\windows\myClean.bat
2011-07-21 20:22 . 2011-07-21 20:22 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\escritorio\Dados de aplicativos\ElevatedDiagnostics
2011-07-21 19:56 . 2011-07-21 19:56 -------- d-----w- c:\arquivos de programas\Microsoft Silverlight
2011-07-21 13:04 . 2010-09-18 06:53 953856 -c----w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mfc40u.dll
2011-07-21 12:59 . 2011-07-21 12:59 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\NtmsData
2011-07-21 12:54 . 2010-10-18 11:10 7680 -c----w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iecompat.dll
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I have just bought a Acer laptop. The model, as it says on my laptop, Aspire 4752-6838.

The problem is that my fn hotkeys do not work for raising and lowering the volume or muting or playing. That would be fn + up, fn + down, and fn + f8, respectively.

Interestingly enough, my fn hotkeys work for other functions like num lock, brightness. Im not sure about my other fn keys working, but i dont have a need for them, so i dont care. However i really want to use my fn hotkeys for volume control.

Is there any way to enable this? Or does any one know where this problem arises and a solution?

BTW i read the manual and it doesn't help me with my problem. I also tried searching google and found no help either. If anyone knows where else i can look, that would help too.

A:My fn hotkeys do not work for volume control

Take it back to where you bought it and have them take a look. It could be a faulty keyboard. What version of Windows are you running? Have you run Windows update till no more updates are found?

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A:my nokia 5310 lost it's row of hotkeys turned into direction hotkeys

Main support page

English User guide, in PDF format

These might help but after working in a IT department where phones where included along with computers, I know that not everything is included in user guides.

If you want to email them on line, if other avenues do not work, when a support person contacts you, you will have their email so can get direct help in future.

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The other day I uninstalled alot of standard programs from her Toshiba Satellite U400-13G, because it was very slow in the startup.
But now I just realised that her FN hotskeys doesnt work.

I have tried to look in the support forum and in the drivers list, but i cant find the answer.

So question is what driver/program do I have to instal to get the hotkeys to work again. She is running vista 32 bit.

Best Regards Anders vangsgaard

A:Re: Satellite Pro U400-13G: Uninstalled software - FN hotkeys don't work


Well buddy?. For the future I will give you an advice ;)
Never remove any software/applications parts if you don?t know what they are for ;)

The Satellite Pro U400-13G seems to belongs to the PSU45E series.
Choose this model number in the Toshiba European driver download form.
Then download the Value Added Package.

In order to reinstall this VAP you will have to remove the old preinstalled VAP.
Do it and after new reboot install the new downloaded Value Added Package.

I think the FN buttons should work then.

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Hi, Try reinstalling the HP System Event Utility on the following link. Also worth checking are the options under the 'Using the Advanced keyboard settings' sub-heading on the link below. Regards, DP-K

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I would like to seek your help about this weird problem thats been bugging my PC for a while now.

Im running Windows XP, when I double-click any shortcut link or exe files, instead of executing normally, the Open With dialog box appears and a list of recommended programs that could run the program.

Of course, the programs that are listed couldnt execute the exe file, so as a fix I choose the Windows Command Processor to force the Command Prompt open so that I can execute any program in the command line, say HiJackThis.

This sucks. Unfortunately any antivirus I have tried cannot seem to find any thing wrong with my system so I am hoping you guys could help me out here.

I am attaching my freshest HJT log:

Much thanks in advance,
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:01:27 PM, on 9/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
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When Windows reboots it always asks for the password to log on to my profile. I'm not trying to reset a password and I well know my password but is there a shortcut to bypass this step each time the computer reboots? If I reboot and walk away each time when I return I still have to wait while windows loads my profile before I can work. Is there a workaround for this? I am the only person who uses the machine and I don't have issues with others using my machine under my profile. I understand that it is not cool to ask for ways to reset password not known or otherwise, (I do see these threads locked all the time) and that is not what I am asking. I know my password, I just get tired of logging in after each reboot.
Thanks for any help.
Using Windows 7 64bit

A:Reboot shortcut

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Here i am again, complaining about my system..
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A:win 7 dont boot, f8 dont work,got error: "Disk read error. Press ctr+alt+del...

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I would like to seek your help about this weird problem thats been bugging my PC for a while now.

Im running Windows XP, when I double-click any shortcut link or exe files, instead of executing normally, the Open With dialog box appears and a list of recommended programs that could run the program.

Of course, the programs that are listed couldnt execute the exe file, so as a fix I choose the Windows Command Processor to force the Command Prompt open so that I can execute any program in the command line, say HiJackThis.

This sucks. Unfortunately any antivirus I have tried cannot seem to find any thing wrong with my system so I am hoping you guys could help me out here.

I am attaching my freshest HJT log:

Much thanks in advance,
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:01:27 PM, on 9/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
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I found that one can shorten the steps of shutting down windows by creating a shortcut on the desktop.
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A:How to create a reboot shortcut?

Use same command but use /r instead of /s.
Good information here:


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I have recently built a new website, i tried all links and they worked fine before making it live on Filezilla.

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Any ideas?


A:Solved: Win 2000 reboot shortcut?

I just use PowerOff.

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Keyboard and USB dont work in windows but work in BIOS, i have also tried a ps/2 keybaord also not working in windows, i have tried safe mode, disabling driver sig enforcement, using different mice/keyboards, restored bios to default settings, ran sfc /scannow no errors detected, and still no luck any input would be amazing. I wanted to do a upgrade repair install of windows but you can only do that inside windows , basically trying everything before i have to wipe the HD and reinstall windows, i ran memcheck as well and no errors also as a sidenote it says my gpu is not found, when i have my monitor plugged into it, i am still receiving internet from ethernet.

I have windows ultimate x64
2.66 gHz processor 8gb of ram
1 TB harddrive 760 GTX GFX card

All devices work on other computers.

A:Keyboard and USB dont work in windows but work in BIOS

What were you doing on your computer when all this happened.
It's very unusual that not even a ps2 keyboard doesn't work.

Does you system boot at all into Windows 7 Normal mode of Safe Mode?
Your post is not clear to me.

If you can't boot Window 7 here is a tutorial with lot of test to do.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

What power supply is in your system?

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A:Win 7 Ult x64 Start doesnt work Icons dont work

Welcome to our forum.

Read this tutorial I think it might help you.

By Brink:
Safe Mode

Using Last known good configuration.

Another tutorial that that can be very helpful

By Brink:
System Recovery Options

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my windows dont turn off or reboot when i ask to do it. and i find why ,i have a program or something else its on . its call xpwin.exe if i turn off this one and i ask windows to turn off or rebbot he do it. i try to find on the internet whats is this program and i find nothing about this xpwin.exe. somebody could try to help mee to find whats its this xpwin.exe concern .

thanks you verry much.

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you are infected with a virus

winxp.exe is a process which is registered as [email protected]\r "This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and comes in the form of an e-mail message, in the hopes that you open its hostile attachment.\r" The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers E-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself.\r "In worst cases this worm can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data.\r" This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.

fix it with this


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A:programs dont start until I reboot -

If updates were just installe, remove via System Restore. If everythign works the way it should, set update to not install, but to notify.
Then install one at a time and test. If things work install the next.
System Restore - How to

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Vista 2GB RAM, 1.9GHz CPU

When I drag a shortcut to the desktop it just disappears until I reboot.

That's not right.

How can I fix it?


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The required logs will be posted shortly in the following post.

A:Deleted Desktop Shortcut Reappears After Reboot

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Any thoughts?

A:Deleted shortcut to Pics return after reboot

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Hey All,

Is there any way I can create a shortcut (or file) to reboot the pc straight into the System Recovery (F8) menu.

I've been able to create one for the Windows 8 PR (in virtualbox) not sure if I can do this in Windows 7 though.

A:Can I create a shortcut to reboot into System Recovery Options?

Have a look at this tutorial.

Recovery Shortcut - Create

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So, I find the shortcut arrows ruin all the fancy icons of my games.

I've tried "%windir%\System32\shell32.dll,-50" in the registry, following the steps here: Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums

Obviously this is not working for Windows 8.1 because after a reboot or relog, then they turn into:

What is happening is they become large, black boxes, about the same size as the vista style shortcut arrows.

Is there anyway I can remove shortcut arrows on icons for Windows 8.1 without those boxes showing up/

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any ideas dont have back up disk but have recovery drive if thats any helpgot blue screen after starting upor repair to advanced settingshelptamandy

A:crash code c0000218 to blue screen no back up dont reboot al

If you access the recovery partition, you will lose all your files. If you have nothing saved, it's okay. According to Google, that's usually an XP error & The Ultimate Boot CD is recommend to do a restore point.However, I would try F8 first. If you can get to the menu, choose last known good configuration. If that doesn't work, try safe mode with networking. Then try a restore point.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP3.

Windows Help defines a shortcut as: "A link to any item accessible on your computer or on a network, such as a program, file, folder, disk drive, Web page, printer, or another computer. You can put shortcuts in various areas, such as on the desktop, on the Start menu, or in specific folders."

I want to know how they work. Can somebody please tell me how a shortcut works?



A:How does a shortcut work

Do you mean how to create one?

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<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Image Uploaded by ImageShack Toolbar"/></a>

If this comes out as two links if you click on the first there should be a picture if their is'ent just ignore I'll go back to the drawing board.

A:dont know if this will work

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IBM 8086-W1D mini case desk top - OS winXP home
Ok here is what happened. the electricity went out the other night. It came back on about 10 min later and I was not at the computer but when I looked at it all seemed good because it was at the regular desktop screen. I have surge protector that it is plugged into.
Everything works fine on it except!!! none of the USB ports show the drives that are plugged into them. I have a WD passport 500gig a thumb drive that if I put them into any of the 6 USB ports windows usually shows a pop-up like do you want to copy files and so on that I cancel out of. they also dont show up as drives in My Computer. I have looked at the Device Manager and the USB controllers section... none have anything showing errors or conflicts. I have even deleted them out and had Windows restart, and Windows re-installed them all, and still nothing is recognized. The USB ports also power the devices because the WD Passport light comes on and I can feel it spinning. I also plugged in a USB CD burner I have, the lights come on but it does not show up in My Computer.

Any Ideas on what I need to do to fix this?

A:USB's dont work right

Have you tried any of these devices on any other machine? Also have you tried any device you know for sure is working on your own machine?

Also, have you tried uninstalling the USB devices on the Device manager and rebooting?

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Well you know my new laptop. Tried to read the new Windows xp cd that went with it on my old laptop to copy old files and configurations (it says so in the manual). NO go!
It just wont take it, says the cd-drive is not ready... cant open the cd any way I try. Tried Run and D:\setup, but still the new cd cant be read.
Other cds work ok though on my old laptop so it cant be anything wrong with the drive.
Have dusted the cd but its new and never used and besides I put it in the new laptop and it works there.

A:Some cd´s work, some dont!

You can try cleaning the cd player but most likely you will need to call it in for warranty work.

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No usb devices work what should i do

A:USb dont work

this is what it exclamation marks

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Hi dont know if any one can help notebook dv2418nr pavilion vista. I hook up a zen mp3 mp4 worked just fine then for some stupid reason computer asked to make port faster so device can perform better cant remember its been over a year my usbs power up device;s but wont recognize. hp wont help says send computer I am not cant afford it.I told them they need to fix my computer. Cant afford a new one.Creative tech say its the computer and wont help.I have tried reinstalling,removed vista and installed xp hp wont give bios password.

A:usb's dont work

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Ive got a keyboard and mouse which didnt come with the computer, Esc seems to work and does does Print Screen. But when i press F1-F12, the dont appear to do anything, is there anyway to change settings so that they work?

A:F1 - F12 Dont appear to work

Depends on the keyboard. Without knowing the make/model # we can't give any specific answers.

But in general look on the keyboard for an 'F-lock".

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in my new notebook 13-u004nl <> keys don't work
but they have the CTRL function
I already run the HP Support Assistant and I made all the drive update without result
The notebook is in guaranty 3 months old.
Could you please help me to solve the problem?
[personal information removed]
Serial number: 8CG62301JD 
Product Number: X0M02EA#ABZ
Thanks in advance

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I have add-ons installed, and they are all "This add on will be installed when Firefox restarts" and they never do! They worked fine, and then all of a sudden....kaput. Nothing done to provoke it, i already uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it.

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When I put a disc, any disc, into the dvd rom drive it will spin the disc around for about 30-45 seconds and make noise like it wants to start reading it but then it just stops and does nothing and does not read it.

When I go into 'My Computer' and right-click on the drive it recogonizes it and says it is working properly. Also on the self diagnostics it says it is working properly too. It just will not read a disc though, of any format.
pleas help

A:cd/dvd rom dont work

After you put a disc in, can you access the disc through My Computer?

If you can, it may simply be that autorun has been turned off. To turn it on (from


1. Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + "e" key.
2. Right-click the desired CD-ROM and select Properties from the menu.
3. Select the AutoPlay tab.
4. Select each item from the pulldown list and for the Action to perform, select "Take no action" to disable autorun, or pick the apporpriate action to take if enabling autorun.
5. Select OK.

If that doesn't work, maybe this Microsoft kb article might help: - a word of warning though, one of those solutions involves editing the registry, which isn't advisable unless you know what you're doing.

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hi, i dont know why, but my IE, aim, and wmp started not working..

please help me fix this problem..

here is my HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:27:44 PM, on 1/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\PC-Clean\PC-Clean.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

O2 - BHO: BitComet ClickCapture - {39F7E362-828A-4B5A-BCAF-5B79BFDFEA60} - C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] %... Read more

A:HELP!!! IE, aim, WMP dont work!!

can anyone help me?

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Gmm i have gforce2 mx400 video card and i think i got the right driver but when i try to play warcraft 3 everythink become red graphic became #@^#$%&\\\\zzzzz\\\\%&* crazy i almost cant see anything its very strange!!!!

when i go start/run/dxdiag and display settings there is an error:
The file nvdisp.drv is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs. You may be able to get a signed driver from the manufacturer of the hardware device.

im using windows ME... i had windows Xp(ntfs) for few days ago,and when i tryed to play wc3 in winXp everythink was working properly except my amd 500mhz isnt enought for that game... i format my hard in fat32 and put windows ME... i thought Me is more better because he uses less memory and maybe game would work faster...

Game does work a bit faster less lag, but this bug or what should i call it with graphic....... Im playing online and suddenly BAH everything reeeed((((

well if somebody has a problem like that mb u can help me thx anyway for reading all this.....

A:Plz help me wc3 dont work!

What version Detonators are you running? Most people recommend 28.xx for GF2. How much RAM do you have? Also 500MHz is cutting it pretty close.

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on part of this tutorial it asks you to select the top of the rounded rectangle by pressing alt and clicking the top but when i do this it does not select the top part, so what do i press to make it select the top part?

A:this dont work right

Hi will182

Did you get this resolved?

Pick the Rectangular Marquee Tool, hold Alt, and select the upper part of the shape.Click to expand...

I interpret this to mean while holding down the Alt key, using the Rectangular Marquee Tool, you would then select the area.
The Alt key will not select it for you.

Did you Rasterize the Layer first then Ctrl+click to select the entire layer?
It sounds like the Alt key is used to prevent the entire layer from being deselected while you select the upper portion of the document.

But hey, I could be wrong...

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Any program that is freeware and i install ir or a cracked program or game or whatever just dont work... i mean when i try to turn it on by clicking the exe icon the mouse pointer becomes the loading kind (hourglass is beside it) and it stays that way for like 3 seconds and nothing happens the mouse pointer just returns to normal

please help i am begging you

A:Just dont work (pls help)

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i tryed doing what cheeseball 81 told me to do.going to start,thenrun,typing in regsvr32 softpub.dll but all i got was a box saying loadlibrary("regsvr softpub.dll")failed.get lasterror returns 0x00000485.
dont understand why. please help me.
from wickedwench.

A:dont work

It looks like you are referring to another thread. People reading this one have no idea what you are referring to. Please go and post in the original thread.

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When i first bought my comp which was 1 month ago, i realsied the mic didint work. I previously thought it was just my microphone was broken but now i found out it wasnt. I tested 4 mics now and they r all broken? they all work on other comps. So ther must be somthing to do with the comp.

I tried to go to record etc or even trying to talk on msn etc but it wont work. Is it some setting or somthing is broken?

i tested the mic on lots if programs eg , games, voice recorders, msn etc and all dont work

Comp detials:

AMD Athlonx2 3600+
512 ram, ASUS m2v motherboard
Geforce 7300GT\

Can anyone help, ty

A:Mic Dont Work

If you can see the speaker icon on your taskbar, right-click on it, and select Open Volume Control, then while you're there, check to see if under your mic there is a checkmark on the Mute. If it is, clear it out.If you don't see the speaker icon there, then you'll have to click on Start,,,, Control Panel,,,,, Sounds and Audio Devices. Then click on the Audio tab, and then click on Volume under the section Sound Recording, then check to see if the mic is on mute. If it is, then clear out the checkmark.Do that and post back.

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brand new computer, brand new keyboard, brand new clean install of windows 7 (it did it before this and after this). here's the issue:

f1-f8 work fine for everything in every program, f9-f12 dont do anything anywhere as far as i can tell. f9 has the play/pause function, f10 stop, f11 rewind, f12 fast forward.

these may very well work if im playing a dvd, i havent tried. but honestly i could care less if they work with a dvd but dont work anywhere else. i tried looking around the keyboards drivers and whatnot but i dont see anywhere i can set shortcuts or erase bindings that have been put on a key. is there another program or place i need to look into to unbind or reassign these?

pS: the keys themselves actually work as i can hit them during "press any key to continue"...

thanks in advance.

A:f9-f12 dont work

have you got a Fn key on your keyboard? try holding that then pressing them, alot of keys have 2 functions tied to them especially on laptops

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Home network of 2 pc, cross cable, windows XP on both

Lan dont work and dont know why. Ping are ok. I think it will be easier to delete all network configuration and make a new one.

Show me how or lead me on a web site


A:LAN dont work

What doesn't work? If you are able to ping each form the other, are you unable to get to shared folders? For that, each PC must have the same workgroup, and the user account with the same password should be on each one. If you can't see each other in Network Neighbohood, then you need to set one to be the "DomainMasterBrowser". If the key is the same as in 2k, then use regedit and go to HKey_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\parameters and set the value "IsDomainMaster" to True on one PC only.

Hope this helps.

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My monitor working with HDMI but not with VGA. Notebook recognize my monitor, but monitor says no signal. I tried another monitor with same problem. And another HP notebook works fine with this monitor through VGA. I updated video card driver. What can else be a problem? (VGA never work on this notebook, it isn't new but it happened when i firs time use it)

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Internet Explorer 7
Vista Home Basic

Whenever I try to use IE it wont connect to the internet (I can use Firefox with no problems) - I have attached a screenshot of the error window.

I have tried the following to cure the problem but all to no avail:-
- ensured that I have applied all current Windows updates
- ran Registry Mechanic to fix any registry problems
- upgraded to IE 8 to see if that would work but same problems

Any suggestions would be gratefully received...

A:IE dont work !

Are getting this error whle opening any of the specific website , or its common for all the websites .

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I have always liked to put shortcuts for my various drives on my desktop for easy access. However, on my new system (Win XP home) the shortcut for my DVD+R/RW just does not work, although there is no problem with the shortcut for my HD Drives and CD Drive.

I can access the DVD Drive normally through "My Computer", but a shortcut icon fails to open the drive. Can anyone shed som light on this problem?

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Hey guys,

I have been researching this for a long time and have finally found a solution (well a work around of sorts). I thought that I might share this nice little tid-bit of info that others may/may not know about.

OK, here is the scenario: have you ever had a customer complain that he/she HATES when they open a shortcut on their desktop, it uses the same window in IE? Or have they said, once you fixed it within Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Unchecking the "reuse windows for launching shorcuts" box, that they don't want that to happen all the time? For me this was an issue i have had over the years and finally found two separate ways to "work around" the issue.

So, first thing is first; How do you open an internet shortcut in a new window?

1. Find iexplore within your program files (usually c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe)
2. Right click and hold+Drag to the desktop and release. Go to "Make Shortcut Here"
3. Once the shortcut is on the desktop, right click the shortcut and go to properties
4. In the target text box you will see the location of iexplore.exe in quotes. Here is the "work around" so to speak. Outside the quotes put the website URL.
5. Apply the changes
6. Click OK

Thats the first. If you feel comfortable with batch files, there is another way.

1. Open up Notepad
2. Enter the following: "start iexplore <URL HERE>"
3. In the file name are... Read more

A:Work Around: Shortcut for New Window

Please, take the poll on leaving the thread. Would like to know how useful this work around is. Thank you to all who have responded!

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I created a shortcut of shutdown.exe and placed it on the desktop. It doesn't work. Is there another way to do this?

A:Shutdown shortcut does not work

try this
If you find that you often need to do a full shutdown, and don't fancy using the command line every single time, create a shortcut on your desktop to do the job. To do this, right click the desktop, followed by "New" in the menu that appears. Then click "Shortcut" in the submenu that appears after that. In the dialog box entitled "Create Shortcut" that appears, type "shutdown /s /t 0" (without the quotes). Click the "Next" button. In the next screen, type whatever you like. If you don't know what to name the shortcut, type "Full Shutdown" (without the quotes). Then click the "Finish" button.
Now when you doubleclick that shortcut on your desktop, your system will do a complete shutdown
(copied from

This will work, however save yourself a lot of Grief and put Classic Shell on its free, configure it just like you liked it in win 7 or XP, the shut down button can be change to full complete shutdown by merely checking a box.

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I imported MS Office 97 Shortcut Bar into WIN 7 and it worked. It does not work in WIN 10 upgrade. The Shortcut Icons show the correct program location but when clicked I get a "cannot run this program or open this file" message. The shortcut works in the folder but not in the bar.

A:MS Office Shortcut Bar does not work in WIN 10, how can I fix this?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I imported MS Office 97 Shortcut Bar into WIN 7 and it worked. It does not work in WIN 10 upgrade. The Shortcut Icons show the correct program location but when clicked I get a "cannot run this program or open this file" message. The shortcut works in the folder but not in the bar. you're trying to use office 97 on windows 10?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Hello -

If you open the properties for a shortcut, you can specify a keyboard combo which I would imagine will execute the target. They do not work at all on my system. Is there a setting somewhere that I don't know about?



A:Shortcut keys do not work

HI Type Shortcut Keys in the Help and Support shortcut in your Start Menu and it will tell you how to use them. I just had a quick glance but it mentioned they worked with the control/alt keys and maybe you did not get them straight. Peace Mal

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I have a batch file that opens my CD tray when I press F11. I would like to use F12 as F12 doesn't get used in any other program on my computer. F11 does as do a number of other function keys. However when I assign F12 to the batch file it doesn't work.

I'm using Windows XP Pro. I've tried different keyboards. The F12 key is recognized by the setup window, as you select "Shortcut Key" and press F12 it is there.

I can use alt+F12 and that works but I only want to press one key, not a combination.


Thanks in advance.

A:F12 shortcut key doesn't work but F11 does?

Some programs have pre-defined keys, such as <F12>, and it is easy to overlook them. It might even be a small utility that you are running, not realizing that that key is already defined.

I have even seen it where I had defined a shortcut key and later deleted the shortcut it was defined on. I was not able to assign that key again, until I brought back the trashed shortcut icon, and opened the properties to manually remove the defined key. Then I was able to use the now "released" shortcut key.

There are utilities you can run that will search out all your defined shortcut keys, and permit you to see what application is using it, and also to give you a way of releasing it.

Good luck.

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I deleted firefox from my computer in the google updater menu now my tiscali shortcut wont work, i have to click on MSN Messenger to get the internet to connect, I have tried a system restore but nithing happens. I have attached the picture of the error message i am getting, and have tried creating a new shortcut but nothing works.....please help
Ps it wont let me add the file....jeese im having a bad day

A:shortcut wont work

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Posted this last week but no answers yet so one more time:

Reformatted my Hard drive and Reinstalled XP pro. The keyboard shortcuts to select groups of files or folders (control or shift plus left click) were working for two weeks or so but now it just won't work.

I have done a full system scan with Norton Antivirus 2003 (yes, the virus definitions are up to date), full system scan with Adaware, a system restore to a date when it worked and replaced the batteries in my wireless LG keyboard and Mouse. I have scoured the Windows support site and the internet looking for an explanation but haven't found one yet.

Please, Please, Please someone help me!

A:XP frustration: Why won't this shortcut work?

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When I right click in a folder or on my desktop and click New > Shortcut, nothing happens. It's an odd icon (not the default one.) I think it may be a virus. How can I restore it to default setting? I tried downloading a .reg file from a clean system, and that doesn't help.

I should also add, that the item is not missing, it's there. (I guess the New > Shortcut item being missing, is common.) Mine's there, just doesn't do anything.


I fixed this, but the icon is still not the default. Any idea how to update it?

A:New > Shortcut doesn't work

We could use knowing the Opeerating System and the application the icon is for.

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yeah about 3 days ago i installed the new java and my internet was working fine with it installed and the next day i started my computer and the internet was no longer working. ive tried to uninstall java and try internet explorer but it still doesnt work. there is nothing wrong with my modem because i called comcast and they said it was working fine .i have no idea what to do. please get back to me thanks

A:my internet dont work

First let me you have a router or hub? If so can you still contact it?

Look at your modem, assuming you have the same modem as me, there should be 3 lights lit up and 1 that is blinking (one light should remain unlit). If the setup is different then your problem lays between the modem and comcast.

If the modem is getting a signal fine then the problem lays with your setup. Check to make sure all the cables are connected thoroughly, and there is a light on the back of your machine where the ethernet cable connects (it should be green, not orange).

If the cables are connected and all the lights are green, try pinging yourself, from yourself. This will check to make sure your network card is still working correctly. (procedure: go to your start menu > run > type cmd > in the window that loads type ping and you should see

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Any other response and your network card has a problem.

Now if none of the above affects network connectivity at all, it may be something as simple as the connection is turned off. However, troubleshooting networks over the internet is significantly harder. Let me know what works out and if you need more instructions let me know.

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try this
go into safe mode reset screensaver hit apply then ok
its worked for me 5 times

A:screensaver dont work?


Thanks for your post!

Regrettably, there is simply not enough information here to enable us to help you - Please check the below link to see what sort of information we require.

If you could update your post (Reply) with the relevant information, then we'll all be happy to dive in and help!

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so basically my router had been turned on,and it worked fine until a few days ago when it just dropped out from connectivity,ll the lights were correct on the router,but none of them flashed,i tried to connet it to my laptop,but the network wasnt on there,what do i do? any helps is appreciated


A:net dont work without ethernet?

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when i try run a 2d mark 06 i have a message that "Open AL32.dll mising" error. when i install new drivers 162.22 and enable sli some of process have bin closed and i think that is should for this error. have some patch to resolve this problem or something else?

A:3D Mark 06 dont work

Funny you mention this - I just built a new system and got 3DMark06 with my MOBO.

On my first install of Vista64 - I was able to run it - but due to other install problems, I uninstalled everything to try to clean my system and rolled it back to the first restore point. After that - I ran into the same problem - missing OpenAL and can't run.

Due to persistent nvldkkm errors, I ended up formatting and reinstalling Vista64 entirely. Now everything is working fine - except I still can't get 32Mark06 to run due to the same missing OpenAL error. Weird that it ran once and then will not run again.

Will go hunting for a fix at the Futuremark website and will call ASUS about it Monday.

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hello,I have dell optiplex 740.My Ethernet connect worked well until recently i installed a video card..i have tried re installing my windows from windows xp to windows 8 am still not getting no internet. when i try connecting that same Ethernet cable into me laptop i get internet but on the desktop i dont. when it plug it into the desktop the lights comes on...when i go into device management i can see network adapter but there is only a TAP-*** adapter (tunngle) but no Ethernet adapter.. can i please get some help

A:ethernet dont work on my pc

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hello all friends i have a problem with my microphone the problem is that my microphone is plugged in and stereo mix is working fine but microphone is not recording and recording devices showing me that my microphone is not plugged in but exactly my microphone is plugged in i try all microphones i have but it just did not work please help me

P.S sorry for bad english language

A:microphone just dont want to work

Looks like it is probably muted

Look here

Look at the adding microphone section

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Okay this all started yesterday when I tried to open firefox but it crashed and would not open. It said something about it crashing and could not send error report. Even internet explorer and chrome wouldnt work neither. I even uninstalled it and reinstalled it and I have the same problem. I figured it was a virus so I formatted the C drive and still no luck. Can anyone give me any suggestions or help?
Thanks in advanced.

Edit: im using my iTouch right now.

A:Web browsers dont work

Welcome Carlosp704.

What do you mean by formatted the C drive? Did you reinstall Windows completely?

Have you tried using a System Restore, to restore to a point before this occurred? (If the above is not true anyway).

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I tried IE 7 and firefox and only some websites work., google, msn work. But i i cant search on google. All the browser does is it loads forever and the page doesnt show up. The only way i can get a site to work is if i put it as a homepage

A:Some sites dont work

the exact same thing is happening to me, only as of today, both in firefox and ie, have you got a popup for normand-finance? i think its related, im thinking malware so im running some checks now, ill let you know if it works out.

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on my computer i had 3 internets (IE 8, firefox and Safari).
a month ago firefox stopped working so i uninstall it and reinstalled it but it still didn't work.
then last week IE 8 stopped working so i reinstalled it, still nothing.
I need to find out what is wrong with my computer before Safari stops working.

P.S. i have another computer and all Internets work on that.

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stated with tongue in cheek, in fact neither does the regsvr32 qmgr.dll, both when using RUN - state that the application service does not support them and they cannot be registered (even trying to start bits in the service.msc) - would i assume that i have to follow the instructions on the MS site for the error codes, which for me could be the end of this computer as the thing may blow up with me messing with it.

i take it that there is no quick fix, as in cannot download the xp sp2 download, even a repair install of the xp disc did not work.

best regards

A:Solved: my B.I.T.S. dont work

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how can i get rid of pop ups i have a pop up blocker but it dont work?

A:how can i get rid of pop ups i have a pop up blocker but it dont work?

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Hi all, 
A few days ago I was updating my drivers on my windows 7 PC (Specs:
After updating the USB drivers, my wireless USB mouse and keyboard stopped working in windows altogether. They work fine in bios.
I used a USB to PS/2 adapter but neither mouse nor keyboard would work there either.
Anyone have any idea how I can get into my pc? 
Thanks in advance, 

A:Peripherals dont work

Are they recognised in Device Manager? Is Plug And Play enabled in services.msc?
Do you have a wired keyboard to check that?

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ASUS P4800S SE mboard have the latest drivers but it doesnt seem to work

or is it me

S/PDIF Out from m/board yellow (one) jack to amplifier 2 rca jacks

soundmax drivers

do you have to install special driver for this to work

sound card speakers work fine s/pdif dont

Plz Help me

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My 32 bit IE has not worked for a long time I have tried everything and finally tried turning off my add ons and it worked so I went back and tried turning them off one by one and counld not find the one that is causing the problem. Im not even sure what these add ons do im not very advanced in pcs I can just follow instructions. Can someone please tell me step by step how to delet all these addons and tell me if these addons will hurt the way my PC works! Thanks in advance from a mom ready to pull her hair out LOL.

A:IE 32bit dont work NEED HELP PLEASE!!

The only one you really need is Flash player. Your browser should notify you if any others are needed. Safe ones are generally Java, WMP or Quicktime plugin, a reader plugin, Silverlight, Shockwave. But any one of those could have a corrupt install, so I'd uninstall each in Control Panel and then reinstall them after googling for their download - or wait til you are prompted to install any other than Flash and any you know you use regularly.

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i recently built a computer with the biostar 6100-m9 mobo. I installed windows xp pro w/sp2. and i have installed all of the drivers.

my problem is this: only one of the the usb ports works (well mostly). there are a total of 8 available ports, 4 back, 4 front. right now i have 4 back, 2 in front (my case only supports 2). anyways when i plug a device into the front ports it says "unknown device" or "device not recognized". i thought maybe that i set the jumpers incorrectly, but then would it even see the device? when i plug a device in the back ports all but one do nothing. the one closest to the nic works, well it works in tbe way of plugging it in and it sees it and when i unplug it, its as if i never did it still thinks it connected. i even tryed safely removing the hardware... to no avail....

i uninstalled the usb "universal serial bus controllers" - everything inside of it. i restarted and windows reinstalled it and applied drivers to it...
it still does the same thing....

does anybody know why it does this, and/or how to fix it?
help would be greatly appreciated...

A:certain usb ports dont work


Firstly, depending on the device, go through Add hardware Wizard to detect it and see what happens then. If its not picked up by the OS and its drivers are not installed, it won't be recognized.

If they're onboard ports, they could also be naft by damage.

The device you're attaching can also be a USB 2.0 device whereas your ports are USB 1.0 and that way, it will not be recognized.

Anyway, can you check in Start>Run>type: devmgmt.msc and hit enter, under "USB Controller"> "General" and "Resources" tab to see what it says about if the device is working properly and if there are any conflicts please.

Let us know what you get.

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So I have a NEC DVD Burner and a SONY regular CD drive. First thing is the NEC DVD Burner. I just built the computer and like before windows starts up this drive works and opens and everything. But when right now as im typing this, I press the button and it does nothing. And the regular Sony drive has been working the whole time untill recently when I put a CD in to install something, there was no D Drive. Please Help!

A:D Drives dont work!

Building a computer from scratch can be quite frustrating.

Have you checked the jumpers on the back of the drives? You could set the CD and DVD drives' jumpers to "CS" (for cable select). If that doesn't work, set jumper on the drive on the end of the cable to "Master" and the other drive jumper to "slave". First, you will have to power-down your computer and detach the drives from their mountings before you can access the jumpers. There should be a label on the top of each drive showing the various jumper settings.

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All of this started a few days ago. Suddenly, some of my keys stopped working.
They work sometimes and they go out.
It's like on and off.
Here are the keys
(q,u,t,p,j,1,3,left arrow and maybe a few others.)

I'm new here btw.
Thanks for the help in advance.

A:Certain keys dont work


Sounds like a bad keyboard.

A bit of computer info, perhaps (e.g. fill in the "specs" in your profile), might help.


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I have a d link router with Vista

Some websites work and some dont about 1/5 dont work i have 3 computers al wireless and none of them will open the websites.

Need Help

A:Some websites dont work


Welcome to TSF!!

Can you please tell us what browser you are using, this will help us out a lot.


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hi, was wondering if i could get some help on this..

earlier today i installed a Radeon 9200 se video card, and since then only some of the sounds on my computer have worked.. no msn sounds, aol.. nothing in WMP, but when i play something in DivX Player it works fine. same with games, I can load them up and some sounds in game will work (like firing on Halo, but not reload or when my team picks up the flag) its kinda weird and its annoying me alittle bit so i was wondering if anyone could help me out.

i have an nForce MCP audio processing unit with latest drivers. thanks :evil:

A:some sounds dont work

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling your sound hardware?

Also take a look in device manager for any yellow question or exclamation marks conflicts etc.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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my web cam does not work i latitude E5530. do i need a driver or how do i diagnose the worked once but after repaired it dont work

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I have had this acer x3910 for 5 years and have never been able to get sound out of the headphones and turn off the external speakers. Its realtek audio and I have tried EVERYTHING


A:headphones dont work

What is the brand and model of the headphones?

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Hello everybody i have tried everything but my dual drive cd-rw and dvd drive both gave out at the same time. Not sure what to do i have tried the upper filter lower filter thing i have tried cdgone, and i have even restored my system. Nothing works
The icons still show when i click on my computer. I dont know what to do. Please help


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i own a dell dimension 8400 and have just reinstalled my computer after a blue screen of death and everything was working fine until my speakers didn't work. i reinstalled some audio drives from dell and it doesn't work. When i go on control panel and then sounds speech... thing and click on sounds and audio devices then the audio tab i get two sound play back default devices: SoundMAX digital audio and Sound Blaster live 24 bit.
any advice to help me with this?
and another problem as well, how can i fix a missing video controller?

A:Speakers dont work

You should give specifics about Dell model and the operating system. but in general (about sound)

If you have front and rear jacks it makes a difference what you plug into /and seeing if there's a front/rear jack config for the Sound devices

The two different sound devices means you;ve installed two different methods for generating the sound on your computer. (You'd find them both listed in Device Manager as installed devices)

Do make sure (for sure XP, not sure vista) which you choose as your default device as that's the sound device being used each time you reboot the computer.(I think is in Control Panel -> Sound/Playback)

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OOps. you did indicte dell model. OK then. Just give Operating System info

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ok so one day i turned on my computer and my internet browsers didnt work(firefox and IE).
I downloaded opera from another computer and put it on mine and it didnt work either.
I know i have internet because my AIM works.
The only browser that has been working is the browser on Limewire.

I was going to do a system restore but all my dates were erased.

I dont know what to do.
I was going to do a whole system reboot but i dont have the disc that came with my computer anymore. i lost it.
Im running a sony vaio with windows vista.
when i click them to open they open and everything it just says unable to connect to server

any suggestions?
thank you!!!!

A:browsers dont work.. help!?

Hi, armorzaku. Welcome to TSF!

I'd recommend using Revo Uninstaller (check my signature for link) and then uninstalling Firefox and try reinstalling it. If that doesn't work, lemme know.

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I have a strange problem. Some MMOs like ZeroOnline and LastChaos just freeze or restart my computer automatically. There is no error or bsod. My computer can handle these games as i can play new games like crysis just fine. Also World of Warcraft works fine but these games just cause my computer to restart.

Please help me out !!!

My computer specs are :
Processor : Pentium 4 3GHZ with HT and EM64T
OS : WinXP 32 bit (Pro)
RAM : 512+128 MB
HARD DISK : 40+40 GB
MOTHERBOARD : Mercury Kobian

I thought maybe my PSU was the problem so I installed Everest and here is the report :

Sensor Type Winbond W83627THF (ISA 290h)

Motherboard 40 C (104 F)
CPU 61 C (142 F)
Seagate ST340810A 35 C (95 F)
Seagate ST340810ACE 34 C (93 F)

Cooling Fans
CPU 1004 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.34 V
Aux 1.60 V
+3.3 V 2.98 V
+5 V 5.05 V
+5 V Standby 4.95 V
VBAT Battery 3.04 V
Debug Info F FF A8 FF
Debug Info T 40 61 208
Debug Info V 54 64 BA BC 00 00 00 (01)

Do u think the voltages are low ??

A:Online MMO's dont work

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