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Downloaded a Paint Program PC missing " SN.DLL "

Q: Downloaded a Paint Program PC missing " SN.DLL "

I just downloaded a free trial of Macromedia Fireworks and am unable to use it. An error box pops us saying it cannot find " SN.DLL " and that if I uninstall and reinstall the progrm it might help. I did it but it did not help. I was cleaning my computer yesterday and might have deleted it by an accident. Is there anyway I can fix this problem? Thanks in advance

A: Downloaded a Paint Program PC missing " SN.DLL "

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My floppy transfer problem remains, tho Dreamboat and SteveYoungMin tried to help. I will keep poking away at it.

Meantime, I have just discovered my "Paint" program (that came loaded with my Windows 98) has simply disappeared.Does anyone know how I might retrieve it? Thanks.
 

A:(Solved) Lost program, "Paint"

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I don't know how it happened, but MS Paint no longer shows up as a program option when I right-click a photo. It also seemed to disappear from the start menu's list of "All Programs", but I pinned a shortcut so I could find it.

I don't want it to be the default on all images, but I do want it back as one of the "Preferred Programs".

I now have to open Paint then hunt for the particular photo. How can it get it back on the list when I right-click an image?
Thanks,
rambelmont
 

A:MS Paint missing from "Open With" choices- how fix??

OPEN "MY COMPUTER" > TOOLS > FOLDER OPTION > FILE TYPES >

Find the image extension you want to open with MS Paint and edit the setting and save....

If you can not find MS Paint ... you should be under "%SystemRoot%\system32\mspaint.exe"

"%SystemRoot%" shoudl be c:\widnows
 

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I had a few problems, which I hope have been resolved, but I still have two downloaded files which say they are damaged.

In XP using IE, Tools -> Internet Options -> Settings -> View Objects
the following files have the status "damaged:"

Async Downloader Class
cpbrkpie Control

A. Do I fix them? Delete them? Ignore this?
B. What is the likely cause of this? Virus? Worm? Spyware?

When attempting to load a second virus software, the following file was deleted from my Temp Internet Files: C:\Documents&Settings\my name\localSettings\temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ECJHRSQ9 motiveSB.exe
Was this something sinister? It seems to have fixed everything except my mouse (2 of the 5 buttons don't operate as programmed and I'm having no luck finding new drivers for it).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

A:Downloaded Program Files say "damaged"

I have been told that cpbrkpie is a virus. I tried to remove it, but my wireless optical mouse doesn't work in safe mode for some reason.
Also, my wireless router is giving me grief and I had to bypass it to get online.
Anyone have some input?
 

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Hey all,

Just wondered if anyone can help with this? I uninstalled WMP12 using control panel as I wanted to try another media player. I then decided I wanted to go back so reinstalled it again. Now I noticed it's missing from Set Program Defaults.

Can anyone help with this?

A:Windows Media Player Missing from "Set Program Defaults"

high
you have to use "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults." EMDAT Knowledge Base :: Set Windows Media Player As Default for InQuiry Or InCommand

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Recently, after cleaning up my Dell laptop (running Win 2K) of some viruses and adware/spyware that I'd been infected with, I started to get the following error message on start-up:

"File Missing: C:\Program or one of it's components is missing"

I can click on "Cancel" and the error message goes away and continues to boot to the login prompt. Everything seems to be working fine, and I haven't noticed any applications acting strange, however, I'm wondering if this error is important and what (if anything) I can do to fix it.
 

A:Start-up error msg: "File Missing: C:\Program or one of it's components"

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The subject message pops up any time I attempt to open my IE8 browser using Windows XP and set to my home page "ATT.Yahoo". When I click "OK" in the message, IE closes and tries to recover, but with the same results each time. I know
there is a method to reset IE9, but can't tell if it also pertains to IE8 since it can't be opened.

A:"Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library" "Runtime Error! Program: C:Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Hi,
the first step in troubleshooting IE issues is to test in noAddons Mode.
toolbars.google.com - download and install the latest IE compatible version of the Google Toolbar.
for consumer help with IE select the Help>Online Support menu from IE and follow the prompts for your windows and IE versions. thx.Rob^_^

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I had files to unzip whose extension didn't seem to work with the default extract all feature in windows xp. Therefore, I installed WinZip. I no longer need that program, and so I removed it.

Although I can re-install it, it seems that the default option to extract all and that whole program that xp home uses is not available to me (not shown in my dropdown tools in windows explorer under the file menu, when a zip file is highlighted). How can I get this default behavior back onto my system. I don't know how or why it disappeared
 

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I can see "roxio" program in the list of "uninstall or change a program". But I dont see it in the list of "All Programs" on start to use it. There is no desktop icon created to activate this program and this icon is not available on quicklaunch either

Now how can I use this roxio program ? where can I find list of all executable programs and how to execute them ? I clicked on the name of this program in "uninstall or change a program" list. I got a message asking to remove this program. So I cancelled it. I right clicked on this proghram to find the path. But nothing came out. I looked in Program Files to find this program, but found nothing there either. I tried to check in the task manager, if any process is running for "roxio" but nothing was there.

How can I use this application now ? If this program is not there in the system then why does it appear in the "uninstall or change a program" list ?

thanks

A:program name "roxio" appearing in the "uninstall or change a program" only

Go to your system manufacturer's web site and download the Roxio software installation package and re-install it. If option for "repair" appears - choose it.

Here is the Roxio site itself --> http://www.roxio.com/

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Greetings!

I have an XP machine which I only ever user myself (as in, there are no other users on the machine, no guest account, and it logs in without a password).

I'm trying to sort out my expansive and bloated Start Menu Programs list, but it seems that there are two separate lists. One for "Joe" (the main user account) and one for "all users", I guess because some programs give the option of installing for just one user or for everyone.

All of the programs show up in the Start Menu when I click on it, but when I go into Windows Explorer to try and sort them out, there are two separate folders;

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Start Menu\Programs

I know I can move them around in these folders (ie; putting them in related groups, such as "system tools" etc), but can I move all of them from the main user to the "all users" folder, (or vice versa) without any problems?

Thanks!
~Joe

A:[SOLVED] Merging "user" and "all users" start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

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Hi every one,
I have Intel "DG31" and "core 2 do"
Program hangs, when i try to open or save as a file In "excel-2003" and "corel draw9" and "WILCOM Es9"
and in task manager it shows ?not responding?
But when i try to open it by clicking on the file using windows explorer it works quite well.
Earlier i used same programes on the "865glc" and "2.4" there was no problem,
I have also tried many Intel computers to trace the problem
i found the problem on every computer that was build on the motherboard later then Intel 865
Now what to do?
Mohammad Imran

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Hi all,

I'm puzzling this one. In the folder options when I choose 'view' the radio button to show the hidden files is missing. I've already checked the registry at the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden

and everything seems ok (value for 'Type' is 'group' etc.). Using the XP tweak (Kelly's corner #155) shows the hidden files, but the button still missing.

Another thing that I encountered with was that from the start menu the "Help and Support" not working. Again, the registry seems fine, and the process is activated (started). This came up when I tried to use system restore option - with no success.

Virus scan didn't find alerts of any kind

To make a long story short- below is the log file of HiJackThis. Please review it and reply if you see something to be concerned with for repairing my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:36:54, on 21-Dec-08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAf... Read more

A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-
http://www.technize.com/2007/05/13/s...s-not-working/

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rebuildhelp.htm
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,

Fitch.

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Hello,
When I open some ad which has the Icon for the E-mail address (the picture of the envelope) ,which it used to be open when I was using WindowsME, now I changed back to Windows98SE and I can't open it any more. It has the message comes up when I hit the Icon saying that: Windows cannot find MSIMN.EXE , this program iis needed for oppening file of type:
"URL:MAIL TO THE PROTOCOL"
LOCATION
C:\.....................................
I don't know what it means and what to do to have the program,or to be able to open the email icon.
Please help.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Seri
 

A:missing program "MSIMN.EXE"

Hi Seri,

That is the main component for Outlook Express. Have you uninstalled it, or deleted it? Are you using a different email program? What version of Internet Explorer are you using, or what other browser type and version?
 

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Computer infected with "Phoenix Toolkit Website 4" rootkit/trojan virus identified by both Norton Anti-Virus and Webroot SecureAnywhere. Although the computer is having no symptoms of spyware (besides the search engine highjacking that no longer occurs) messages of blocked threats continuously pop up from Norton Anti-Virus.

Windows 7 Ultimate
Intel i7 860 CPU
8.00 GB DDR3

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:01:58 AM, on 12/26/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\17.9.0.12\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Ralink\Common\RaUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\datamngrUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\LP\4919\93C.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\73949\lvvm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\BitTorrent\BitTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\WRSA.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\17.9.0.12\MCUI32.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Zohair Razvi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\2HOUF0NM\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\... Read more

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I have to set up a Broadband connection. But Local Area connection icon is missing. Someone told "drivers" could be missing... I installed few. But the problem is as it was.. please guide me in this regards.. Thank you

Screen shots Attached

A:"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Is the Broadband connection working OK?
Where are you looking for the icon? Can you post a screenshot of the location where you expect to see the LAN icon?

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every time i try to open one of this folders a window apears with this content
cant have acces to C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Local Configuration\{one of these folders} acces denied
this affects my IE i cant download nothing thru IE all my files on that locations i cant set dispaly pictures on WINDOWS LIVE messenger and all thinks that has anything to do with those folders
any suggsestions or idea
hope you can help me
pd ive scanned my computer and its all clean also i cant install windows XP serivce pack 2 im kinda stucked :/
 

A:cant open "temprorary files" "aplication data" "program data"

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This is not really a problem, more like a nerdy technical question, since I like being informed about the goings-on in my PC. I hope I posted it in the right section, since IMVU would probably fall more under "game" than anything else.

I have always been curious as to why would the developers of the chat client IMVU decide to have the program install within C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\IMVUClient (previous versions did so under "Documents and Settings") instead of "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" on Windows... I am also curious if this unconventional choice could potentially make my PC vulnerable to attacks.

Now, the program works fine AFAIK, but I'm puzzled by this. I'm the kind of user who likes having the choice of installing apps in a drive other than C: (to free space in C:, for portability, etc.), and who gets nervous when apps do not install or behave the way that I'm used to.

I was told by someone more knowledgeable than me that it was probably a lazy way to get around administrative install rights in Windows Vista and Windows 7. He also added that the cache data of the program shouldn't be in Roaming when there is no upper limit or even default size set on it.

And yes, this has been asked on their forums, but no staff member ever answered it (only a forum mod, who didn't have a clue).

Any ideas? Or am I being overly paranoid?

Ed.
 

A:IMVU Installed in "AppData\Roaming" instead of "Program Files"

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Can anyone help me with this ? i got a picture ... i cant sendto desktop as shortcut the icon is missing .. help !!

A:"Desktop As Shortcut" Command Is Missing from the "Send To" Menu

Maybe this info will help:
Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

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when i right click on my DVD writer i do not get the options "OPEN",EXPLORE & AUTOPLAY"..How do i bring them back?
 

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Okay, I have an ATI Radeon 8500 on my Windows XP system, and one day, after my dad had used the computer, the 3D video driver stoppeed working. He can't recall doing anything. So it goes. I think "whatever", downloaded the latest Catalyst drivers, and try to install it, only to get the message "INF Error, Video Driver Not Found" and then "Try to set up your adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup". I tried googling for info (apparently it's a common-ish issue), but I never found anything that worked. I tried uninstalling anything ATI and then installing, to no avail. I tried uninstalling the error-listed VGA adapter from the Device Manager and then running install which didn't work. Rebooting after that also didn't work (it popped up with "New hardware found" after the reboot, but it couldn't find the proper drivers).

After an unedifying series of adventures I got to http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=45&kind=1 which has several drivers for my mobo. I first downloaded (obviously) the VGA driver, and tried to run setup. Unfortunately, after preparing the install, an Error message pops up saying "The system cannot detect the device, please confirm that the device is configured properly and restart the setup program." I then tried downloading the AGP upgrade, installed it, but nothing changed. I also downloaded the BIOS update, since it mention... Read more

A:"INF Error", VGA Driver "Missing" Installing ATI Catalyst Drivers

the radeon is not integrated with your motherboard, and the onboard video has probably been disabled in the BIOS. to install the appropriate drivers for an ATI radeon 8500 card you need to download and install the drivers from ati's website. from there you can download the latest version of catalyst and install that.
 

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Computer Specs:
CPU: I5-2400
MB: Asus Pz868
Ram: Corsair 8GB Vengeance LP
Using on board VIdeo For now
Maxtor HD Sata
WD Raptor Sata
HP Lightscribe DVD-r Drive Sata

Problem I was having once I completed my new build with old system parts was as listed in title. It started out as select proper boot device, and now it states ntldr is missing. From what I have been reading it seems as if my partition with my windows 7 install is not set active. I do not have my windows 7 DVD only my old vista DVD. I tried to boot into it to make use of CMD and attempt to make my partition active but I was unsuccessful to even get into CMD. I went into bios and forced booted from the drive with the OS and still same error, also I attempted to disable the other sata and run the computer again with no success also. Look forward to hearing from someone soon. I will be sitting by my laptop all night until this computer gets running.

A:"Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

Finally Got to command prompt but it shows my current drive listed as x: dunno if this will be relevant and helpful to anyone.

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http://tinyurl.com/k3vyb

I tried copying a fresh version of the file to \Windows\System32. No dice. I tried renaming it all uppercase and then all lowercase. Nothing. I put a copy in the root directory. No effect. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked.

Then--doh!--I stopped thrashing and did what I should have done initially: I dug into the Microsoft Knowledge Base and learned about XP's built-in Rebuild command. It can often easily fix "Missing HAL" and similar problems in just a minute or two. If you know about this command and how to use it, you can potentially save yourself hours and hours of manually reinstalling or rebuilding a failed operating system.
 

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My friend's computer seemingly got a virus, since it sent an email to somebody in her email list, on its own. She asked me to take a look.

She had a virus checker, but it had never been updated. So I installed "AVGfree" and ran that. It found a "trojan horse" virus as well as some other stuff that it said should be removed, so I did. I then ran "ccleaner" and it suggested to remove a TON of crap, like 500mb worth of files (she installs dumb stuff on her computer all the time). I removed these files. Then I ran "spybot" and it removed some stuff. I then defragged, which it needed.

So here I am, feeling like a hero, but then I reboot and there's a message saying that "lsass.exe" cannot be found. I cancel this message, and then there's another message saying that "ipwins.dll" cannot be found.

I tell her to just ignore these messages until I figure it out, but then she informs me today that she cannot access her email account on her computer. So I've gotta figure out how to fix this.

Any advice?? Thanks.

A:After virus checking and cleaning, "lsass.exe" and "ipwins.dll" missing

She could try the system file checker : tell her to prepare her XP CD (she'll need it if it asks to replace the missing files), then she will have to go to start => run, and type "sfc /scannow".

If that fails, she can perform a repair install if she has an OEM, retail or upgrade XP CD (recovery CD's cant' do that). She will have to boot on the cd, thus she needs first to change the boot order in the bios to CD-rom first. Then, when XP setup loads, choose the option "To setup Windows XP now" (not the one about recovery console). On the next screen (after the licence agreement) she should be given the option to repair her current xp installation by typing R.

Once that's done, if the CD wasn't a SP2 version, first thing is to go to windows update to reinstall XP SP2 and all updates she could have done since. Don't surf on the internet before any antivirus and firewall (either windows or another) is enabled.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Listened to a french music website streaming new music. Afterwards, computer seized, 2 shortcuts added to desktop, default homepage reset. Upon trying to open new IE window, firewall requests to use Internet Explorer as a server. Try to open email, received the captioned DLL error messag.

Tried to shut down and reboot, received same DLL error message when trying to open IE and MS Outlook.

I'm running WindowsME, MS Outlook 2000 SR-1.

How do I go about restoring the computer to 7pm last evening before all these issues?

I'm also curious as to why Norton Antivirus and Zone Alarm did not detect this activity.

Help!
 

A:"COMCTL32.DLL Cannot Start" - "Error Starting Program"

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I was looking at these freeware AntiVirus program's to replace InoculateIt. The Company is ending InoculateIt support in May.
:
"Avast!" (ALWIL Software); "AVG" (Grisoft)
:
Both seem to get pretty good ratings, and I was thinking of getting one of them, then getting Norton AntiVirus when I have the extra $$$ available.
:
Any opinion's as to their ability to stop unwanted stuff from getting in, ease of setup & use would be appreciated.
One thing I've noticed is AVG only issues updates monthly--and I think Avast! is the same--is this often enough to effectively defend against new virii?
:
Will be using whichever one I get with ZoneAlarm (Freeware) Version 2.6.231
 

A:"Avast!" and "AVG" Anti-Virus program's. Opinion's?

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I went to the following link (from the "Please read here first..." thread) http://thespykiller.co.uk/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item10 but was unable to find a download for "hijack this". Does anyone have an alternative link to find Hijack this?

Thank you

EDITED:

A message appeared saying this website wants to run 'ietag.dll' from Microsoft Corp. Is that ok?

P.S. The problem is an increadibly SLOW start up time and "fairly" frequent freezing of the screen (enough to be very frustrating). The computer never goes into hibernate either and I've set it up to do so numerous times. Sometimes, after clicking the IE icon, nothing happens until I click it again a few minutes later. However, it then opens up 2-3 IE windows instead of the original one that I wanted.

I can't get a hijack this log because I can't find the hijack this download. Does the download via the described link, show up for other people?

Dell Dimension DV051
Intel P4 2.8GHz
2.79GHz, 504MB RAM
Windows XP Media Center 2002 SP3
 

A:Can't get "hijack this" program from link in "Please read here.." thread. Help please

Found & ran the program with the following results: (P.S. I realize you're all busy so please don't take this the wrong way --> It looks like the "Please read here first..." thread needs updating).

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:34:57 PM, on 6/2/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.18... Read more

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Okay, so apparently my "Programmer" folder on C:\ changed to "Program Files". I live in Denmark, so the system is danish. The folder "Program Files" used to be named "Programmer", but somehow it changed to "Program files". It is weird, becuase that my other x86 folder is still named "Programmer (86)". It's kinda annoying, please help me somebody!!!
Can anybody give me some tips and tricks, on how to rename it back?

I would be really happy!

THANKS!!!

A:The folder "Programmer" changed to "Program Files" HELP!!!

When i click "Rename" and i rename the folder to "Programmer", the folder automaticly renmaes itself to "Program Files"!!!
HEEELP

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I have Windows XP Pro., sp3.

When you install a new program, what determines where it is listed: All Users>Start Menu>Programs or "user name">Start Menu>Programs?

reoneill
 

A:What determines if a program is installed under "All Users" or "user name"?

Usually some of the programs give you an option to install it under your user name or for all users during the setup process. So say if I was installing (CVTae) a resume programming on a Windows XP computer it will after the installation process ask me if I want to install it as all users (so it will show up on the all users start menu so everyone can see it) or just for me. That's where you can decide for yourself where you want to install it.

'So usually it's the user's choice of where it's listed in most cases, but certainly not in all cases.

Hope that helps mate.
Dan
 

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There appears to be no open thread on this issue...disappearing context menu "new/textdocument" option.

After trying several alternate text editor demos I found that my registry .txt entry was empty except for the (default) line item...I replaced the entry with an expanded entry found elsewhere on this forum which called for notepad.exe and included ItemName and NullFile etc.

After rebooting and checking my program associations to verify that my new editor, EditPlus, was the default, I found that the "new/text document" option appears and works in all the usual places including the desktop...

But there must be more to the story... Notepad still appears in the ItemName entry. Is this just a default reg entry, with the actual default program assignments appearing elsewhere?

BTW, as an old poster suggested elsewhere X-Setup has been de-commissioned but is still available on MajorGeeks. It has some editing capability but wouldn't add a new TXT item because "it already existed" (already registered).



W7 x64 SP1

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

The only way to fix this is to use startup repair from the Windows XP CD.

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Hello all.

First off, I am in no means acquainted with any troubleshooting or fancy thing outside of everyday computer usage, so please respond as if you are talking to a dummy. I do have fairly decent common sense and Google skill however, which has given me enough confidence to try and fix this issue on my own.

Basically, one day I start my computer (running Windows XP Professional SP3) up and get a black screen saying:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this

Start in safe mode.
Safe mode with networking.
Safe mode with command prompt.
Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked).
Start Windows normally."

For a few times, I was able to get Windows working with the last two options, but before I could dedicate time to fix the issue, it became so that none of these options worked, and I got caught in a restart cycle with this screen. Last things that I can recall that may have caused this: Windows Update or CCleaner Registry Fix (just something I do sometimes to make sure everything is working, nothing was wrong prior).

I bought an external HDD enclosure with hopes of popping my internal into it, and saving my stuff onto my laptop before messing around. Oddly, in My Computer, the 2 drive icons (a System Recovery one, and my Main one) would flash for a few seconds, every few minutes, and when I'd quickly click them, it'd say the... Read more

A:"Windows did not start successfully" to "ntldr is missing"

BTW if it IS in fact possible to copy certain files from my laptop's OS, I just realized I can probably just copy those files into the desktop internal (when plugged in as an external) instead of going through the whole DOS thing? But keep in mind, that's the small 3GB partition, so I don't know if that would even work. Unless putting those boot files on that small partition, will help open up the rest of the drive. Not sure how that works.
EDIT: Apologies for the double post, just saw the "edit" button.
 

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

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XP
Im looking for a way to re-create two folders, 1 my pictures, 2 my video. ive tried TweakUI, but that can only move a path. I tried repair (not Repair console) with XP SP2 CD, and ended up with a chose OS screen (which i found out can be avoided with msconfig.) but still regedit has a big whole where my pictues and my video should be. Ive both a SATA and an IDE drive, IDE is used as storage and SATA is partitioned and computer management say Extended partition, with boot on it and system is on the IDE one.
Before it got messed up i had my documents on the ohter partition, which is how i want it.
I would greatfull of some help and a detailed fix, i will fomat but even that is hard as that is part of how it all become so mixed up.
Vince
 

A:Missing Shell Folder for "My Pictures" + "My Video"

Vince, Tweak UI has that ability under the Repair section. Just use the drop down arrow button and choose My Videos and My Pictures one at a time, click the Repair Now button, click Apply/OK.

Tufenuf
 

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I'm running the latest version of Firefox, along with the extensions, "Video Download Helper", & "NoScript".

This is on a G41 (IGP) Intel board, w/ 2GBs of system RAM.

After perhaps 70+ tabs are open, FF will black out when scrolling, black out tabs, or entire window sets, and finally crash. My other "art collector machine", (P-4 1.5GBs of DDR (!!)) same browser, but only "NoScript", will open literally hundreds without complaint! (Although, at some point, I suppose Firefox does simply get grossed out, and exits).

Anyway, the color value of pure black is 0, 0, 0. So, it seems to me that a some point, the color management can no longer retain the color information necessary, and the registers go to zero. So, my guess is it's acting like it's running out of Vram!

(Yes, there's a question in here somewhere).

Have any of you experienced this? Or, do any of you think a discreet graphics card might help. Or, (perhaps more importantly), do any of you agree or disagree with my diagnosis?
 

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Installed Publisher 2003 on new windows 7 computer and noticed that the "fill" command would only fill in white. Went to the "Paint" program that came installed on the computer and the same thing was true. Should I upgrade to Publisher 2007? If "Paint" doesn't work, why would an upgrade to Publisher 2007 work?

A:Paint, Publisher "fill" command doesn't work

Hello Vrnuta, welcome to the Seven Forums.

By default the fill color (color 2) in both Paint and Publisher is white. Are you sure you remembered to change it to color you want to use?

Kari

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Hello,

REF: COREL PAINT SHOP PHOTO PRO X2 ULTIMATE
OS: WinVISTA SP 2, 64-BIT

COREL'S e-mail tech support and myself have been going back and forth for awhile now trying to fix my software issue, but nothing worked. Then I happened to find the PROBLEM SIGNATURE for my software. I copied and pasted the PROBLEM SIGNATURE in another e-mail to COREL'S tech support. (To access the PROBLEM SIGNATURE open SYSTEMS>PERFORMANCE>VIEW PROBLEM HISTORY>then scroll down the list until you come to COREL Paint Shop Photo Pro X2; click on it and you should see the PROBLEM SIGNATURE). Today I received a reponse from COREL with instructions to try and repair my software and VOILA IT WORKED!!!!! Here are the instructions I received from COREL:
Step 1

We would need to make sure that there are no corrupted files in program's file folder. In order to do this, you would need to fully remove the software from your computer and install a fresh copy.

Please follow the instructions at the link below on how to do a clean reinstallation procedure.

http://support.corel.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_sid=dR1wgFRi&p_lva=&p_faqid=762149

Step 2

Let us try to clean boot your PC before running Paint Shop Pro.

Go to MSCONFIG (VIsta > type MSCONFIG on Start / XP > type MSCONFIG on Run).

Go to the Services tab, then click on "Hide all MS services" Uncheck all the remaining items on the list (take note of it). Save the changes then rest... Read more

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I would like to know if I can change the MS Paint default file type for "save as" from BMP to JPG

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Hello,
I have a new Dell XPS9530 which has a software application that was installed by default called "True Color" which is normally in the task bar near the clock.  
I ordered the official Dell OEM Windows 8.1 disk (red in color) and the XPS 9530 Driver CD (Gray in Color) and did a fresh install on my computer.  Neither disk contains the previously installed True Color application and I also don't see it on the downloads section on the Dell website.
Technical support was not familiar with this application so I didn't get very far - was just told to reinstall everything which I've already done.
Where is the True Color Application and why isn't it on the recovery disks since it was installed by default from the factory?

Thanks!

A:Missing "TrueColor" Dell Program on Dell Recovery CD/Driver Disk

Download is here: www.dell.com/.../DriversDetails;fileId=3406082985&osCode=WB64A&productCode=xps-15-9530&languageCode=AR&categoryId=AP

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Hello.
I Googled this problem many times this night but wasn't able to find solution.

Currently when I paste something into Paint and saves it it always starts in "My Pictures" folder. On other computer I'm using Paint remembers last saving location and starts there.
Both computers are running Windows 7 Pro 64x so I really have no idea what went wrong...

I'm not interested in planting favourites or addind directories to library.
I would like to know if there's a way to fix it, so my Paint will work as it should.

(No such issue with Notepad for example)

Greetings!

A:Paint does not remember last "Save as..." location

This is all I could find and its straight from Microsoft. Read/scroll down to baltobikeboi 's post. Nice and informative even with the guy screaming about MS. Best I can come up with at the moment. Hope it helps. Windows 7 does not remember last "Save As" location in any program.

Welcome to the forums by the way!

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Hi There,

I see "Get Paint Shop Pro 9 Free" ad on top of this page. Does anyone know if it is for real, not a prank, or another way to steal someone's identity? Because when I tried to sign up for it, I had to give so many personal information that I chickened out.

If anyone knows this is for real please let us know.

Many thanks,
 

A:Is "Get Paint Shop Pro 9 Free" for real?

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If the default program for an extension is wrong, I find it most natural to change it using the 'Choose Program' option on the 'Open With' menu from the context menu for the file. However, that stopped working correctly a few weeks ago. It is supposed to bring up a dialogue that allows one to choose another program and, optionally, to make that be the new default for the file type. However, what is happening now is that it goes ahead and invokes an irrelevant program (the Emacs text editor) which cannot handle the file. I never see the 'Choose Program' dialogue.

(E.g., I am trying to open a video file with a different player, and, when I click 'Choose Program', it immediately hands the file to Emacs, rather than giving me the chance to say I want to use VLC. (Fortunately, Emacs realizes that the file is too big for anything it can normally do and awaits verification before actually trying.))

I know I can still modify the association using Folder Options; but I would rather get 'Choose Program' working again if anyone can show me how.

Running Windows XP Home SP3 on a dual-core AMD Athlon computer with AMD 960G for graphics. (I think the TSG SysInfo would be overkill for this issue; but I will provide it in a reply if someone thinks it could help.)
 

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Hi,
I recently installed a new ssd and did a fresh install of windows 8.1 on it. I am now using my old hdd as my main data drive in my laptop caddy. My problem is I did not back up my data on my hdd and format it. So I need to delete the "windows" , "program files" and "program files (x86) " folders from that hdd to free up some space.
I understand I have to give ownership to those folders for me to be able to do delete the folders. I have tired the methods suggested by this guide Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

I tried both of those commands





(To grant currently logged on user ownership of)

takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /R /D Y


(To grant administrators group ownership of)

takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /A /R /D Y





and it was succesful, however I still couldn't delete the folders. I would appreciate if anyone could enlighten me.

A:Cannot delete "windows" and "program files" from old hdd

A lot is protected by trusted installer. I do that kind of thing with a win7 winpe disc/usb. I have a special driver which ignores permissions and gives complete control.

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I'm looking for a program capable of interpreting one key and changing it to another, like a middle man. So, in a simple example, output the letter "b" when I push "a". Or in a more complex example, convert things like movements of a joystick into movements of a mouse, or triggers on the joystick which seem to be registered by games as things like "Logitech Joystick button #1", into keystrokes like "w". Hopefully that's understandable?

Thanks for any suggestions,
Tom

A:Program to "interpret" key strokes, and "convert" them to another?

There is something extremely advanced that can accomplish all you need and more:

AutoHotkey

It has all the necessary documentation to get you started as well. I use it for a lot of old games.

P.S. That sounded like something off a Sci-Fi film.

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I usually use it by pinning my frequently use folder,

so when I right click, the list of "pinned program (folder)" will be listed out, easy for me to access them in a click.

and one day, all the pinned programs gone.

so I attempted to "repin" all vanish folders, but even if I click to pin them, they just wont show up in the "pinned program" list.

the worst part, I right clicked, the only option is UNPIN THIS PROGRAM FROM TASK BAR where that program was not pinned in the first place (didnt show up in pinned list) , how come only this option pop out?

please help , thanks.

A:the task bar "folder" pinned "program"

Can you pin anything to the start/taskbar?

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When I click on "tools" on the menu bar in any folder that I am exploring and subsequently click on "folder options" I notice that the "view" tab is completely missing. The only tab I have access to is "file types"

This creates a serious problem when dealing with hidden folders that were hidden prior to me having knowledge of this "view" feature being absent.

What are my options to restore this "view" tab so that I can view the hidden files that I need access to?

TIA
 

A:"View Tab" in "Folder Options" missing

Other than a system restore, I don't know how to restore the view tab. I can tell you how to enable the hidden files and folders from the registry.
Start> Run> type: regedit and hit OK. Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Advanced
Click on Advanced folder in the left pane and look for Hidden in the right panel. Set the value to 1 to show and 2 to hide.
If not there, create DWORD value with Value name: Hidden and set the value as above.

Edit: Forgot to add, you need to restart computer for settings to be changed.
 

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Let's say I have a folder in my Documents somewhere called "thisisit".
Within "thisisit" folder, I have other folders, each named for a student in my class.

When I go to Start > Documents and navigate to "thisisit", I don't see any folders, but I do see all the files from all the folders. It's as if my computer took all the files from the folders, removed them from the folders and copied them into the parent folder "thisisit", and then deleted all the subfolders, named after the students.

However, if I navigate to that same "thisisit" folder, through a software like Photoshop or 3ds Max, I DO see all of the subfolders, which are named after the students.

This just happened in a moment. As in, I was navigating through the folders one moment, then I went to the parent folder a second later, and voila! no subfolders.

Anyone know what happened???
 

A:Folders "missing" in "explorer" but not through via software.

When I go to Start > Documents and navigate to "thisisit", I don't see any folders, but I do see all the files from all the folders.Click to expand...

Look at the top right of the Windows Explorer window. If you see "Arrange by: Folder <down arrow>" I don't know what's wrong. If the window is arranged any other way, change it back to "Folder."
 

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Even though the tutorial on this forum says there should be a custom option, I don't seem to have it.

Any thoughts on how can I bring it back?

P.S. Does anyone know what that "winrt--{***}-" folder is?

A:"Custom" option missing from "Search again in"

Anyone? Is it the same on your machines too, or just me?

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A friend's computer... total nightmare... she doesn't know much about computers, and it seems thoroughly messed up. Tried installing Windows Defender, and it couldn't find her "My Pictures" folder so it didn't install. So I looked under her My Documents folder. It's missing the My Pictures and My Music folders. Plus, the other folders that are there, such as My Videos, etc., their icons are not special, they look like ordinary folders.

Her computer's "Shared Documents" section looks fine, with all the usual folders with special icons, etc.

Any thoughts?
Computer: HP Pavilion dv1000
OS: XP2
 

A:"My Pictures" and "My Music" folders are missing

Try a system restore to an earlier date before the problem started.
 

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Something funky is going on, I cant find my "c" drive that normally would be listed in My Computer.

Any way that I can find it. It doesnt show up in "Windows Explorer" either.
From what I can tell, neither is it 'hidden', as administrator of the computer (I have 3 logins on Windows XP), all hidden files are showing when I log in.

H.....E.....L.....P !!!

LexxieGirl
 

A:Solved: "C" drive missing in "My Computer"

The 'C' drive is still missing from 'my computer'
I am able to access it by typing c:/ in the address bar
but there are hidden files somewhere
where can I 'un-hide' them and
where do I look?

simple but confusing stuff
time to get a computer for the kids so that they dont screw up mine!!

Lexxie
 

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Peace be upon all of you.
Hello and greetings.

My laptop is ASUS model A455L. My CD/DVD drive was working fine until one moment it disappeared from both "This PC" folder as well as from "Device Manager". It happened while I was burning a CD with Ashampoo Burning Studio 15. My current OS is Windows 8.1 (as what it was as when I purchased this laptop), and I do not upgrade/downgrade to any other OS.

I went through searching the internet for the solutions for weeks but failed to solve the problem.

1. Among the suggestions found on the internet is to delete the upper and lower class filters, but mine is not involved as it does not have any entry that says upper or lower class to begin with.

2. Another suggestions that I had tried was the addition of the following in the Registry:reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001"
I did the registry entry of the above by command prompt (admin) as well as manually in the regedit but failed to produce the results.

3. Initially when this problem occurred, the item CD/DVD Drive was still visible in the Device Manager but under the "Show hidden devices" option turned on. The information below was gotten from the properties of the device:Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)
To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.
My optical drive is an internal, built-in ... Read more

A:CD/DVD Drive missing from "My PC" & "Device Manager"

First, there are no drivers for CD/DVD drives except the built in Windows drivers.

Since the device is not being detected by Windows, either there is some type of hardware problem or the BIOS is not detecting it (If the BIOS does not detect the drive, Windows will not detect it).

A BIOS reset is the easiest thing to do. Most BIOS have an option to reset it to the defaults. I would try this first.

If the BIOS reset does not fix it, there is some type of hardware problem. Whether its a connection problem for the drive (there are two connectors, data connection and power connection) either at the drive end or at the controller end (motherboard end). Or if the drive itself has failed. Unfortunately with a Laptop, accessing the connectors may require complete disassembly of the laptop.

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Love the new Paint, but I used to use Invert Colors all the time.  Surely this functionality hasn't been dropped, has it?

A:Where has "invert colors" gone in the new Paint?

The Feature is still there. It is just a little harder to find.  You have to use select under the image tab, once it is highlighted you can right click on the image and the invert colors option is avialable.

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Hi, I'm using Windows Vista SP1.

When I double click My Documents, My Computer, Recycle Bin, Control Panel, etc. all that shows up is a white screen and the toolbar (as seen in Untitled.jpg that I have attached). The files, folders, and the side menu is not shown.

However, when I go to Microsoft Word or Paint and click File > Open, I can see all my files and folders like normal (as seen in Untitled2.jpg that I have attached).

When I create a new folder in My Documents, my documents will show up but I can't see the side menu with the folders, sub folders, etc. And when I went to Safe Mode, everything works fine.

I'm not very tech-savvy so I hope I have given as much info as I can.

My problem is sort of similar to this guy's: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/591935-my-documents-folder-empty.html But I don't have a "DocFolderPaths" when a person answered that he needed to access: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

I'm going out of town next week and would really like to have my computer back to normal so I wouldn't have to worry. Thank you so much in advance to those answering

(If it helps, I can't do system restore because I only have a checkpoint from today. I also did CHKDSK and after 5 hours it didn't help. I also did a virus scan and nothing showed up)
 

A:Files can be seen in Paint, but not in "My Documents"

all i can think of is maybe they are not visible, do control panel/folder options/view/ and show hidden files.

i know you have had already done that but just trying to be helpful.
 

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Hi,
I have Windows XP. After saving a photo to a file, I can right clic on the picture and "edit" is an option. Clicking that opens up
PAINT. There I use "erase" to remove part of the photo. I have a photo about 4x6 and on that there are 3 pictures, one on the left side and 2 smaller ones taking up the right side. I want to "erase" the lower photo on the right side and then be able to put text in that portion of the 4x6 photo that has been erased. I have just learned how to use WORD and "insert" to add text, but the last time I erased part of a picture using Paint and then sent the remaining part of the image to myself by e-mail, the "invisible" part of the photo(the part erased) was off limits to adding anything. I could not see what was erased but that space could not be used. Is there a way around this? I thought "edit" would be a permanent edit(of the editted or erased portion)
thanks
Nick Gill
 

A:need help with "paint" editing on winXP

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"A problem caused [name of program] to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." But no solution shows. I have been using the same HP Pavilion tx1000 for a year and a half with no software or compatibility issues. I run Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1 - 32 bit. Slowly this message began to appear with every microsoft program I opened and then started to spread to non microsoft programs. I tried reinstalling the programs, doing a system restore to the oldest restore point I could, I also tried uninstalling any window updates that were installed right before my problems. I have read some strings that indicate it may be a compatibility issue between the service pack 1 and vista but the service pack came with the computer and it has been working fine until recently. I am at loss what to try next. Has anyone using Vista Home Home Premium experience anything like this!!!
 

A:Windows Error Message "{Name of Program} has stopped working" "A Problem caused ...

hi and welcome the first thing to do is run your anti virus and malware progs this will check for issues there and hopefully rule it out the next thing to try is sfc/scnw http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html its a how to and also try this http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid192_gci1276029,00.html this will check for other problems in both your files and your hard drive
 

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I just upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Win7 professional x64 hoping to fix the above mentioned problem. After a complete re-install Im getting the same errors.

Im not sure of the proper terminology here, but during startup the computer does a scan of all hardware and "Volume 0" has a "failed" message.

The odd thing is that sometimes after a few restarts and pointless boot menu visits the computer starts up fine.

I tried windows repair feature by booting from the disk, but when I get to the window where i select the operating system to repair, its empty. Drive C, where the operating system is, is not showing.

I have a feeling that the hard drive itself has gone bad and is very unstable. Please let me know if I'm missing something or we just need to get a new HD.

Thank you

A:Win7 pro startup error "Boot MGR missing"/"Operating System Not Found

What type of hdd do you have. For example if you have a Seagate drive, there is software you can run to do a diagonostic on the hdd before the operating system boots.
This would be a good idea, especially if you were having same issues when Vista Home Premium was installed first.

Do you have more than one hdd installed. If yes, make sure in BIOS settings, the proper drive is selected for First Boot. And better yet make sure its the only drive attached when booting.

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I'm posting this in the Vista forum because this has never happened with Windows 2000 or XP.

I bought two exact duplicate models of hard disks. I set up Vista Ultimate on one of my systems. I used Acronis True Image 10 to clone the operating disk to the factory-new, never-used, same model disk as a backup drive in the event the first disk failed. I put in the clone to be sure it runs; but, I get the error mentioned in the title of this thread.

Now, if the second disk is supposed to be a clone of the first, why does this happen and how can I fix it?

I'm not married to Acronis for this job so I would use any disk cloning tool that makes a sector-for-sector copy. I use Norton Ghost 2003 for making sector-for-sector raw image (forensic) copies of PATA drives; but, these are SATA drives and Ghost 2003 simply sits there like Tarbaby and he don't say nuttin' to no SATA drive.
 

A:"Windows failed to start" "\Windows\System32\winload.exe missing or corrupt"

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OS Version:  Windows 7 Enterprise x 86
IE Version:  IE 11
When a file is being downloaded from an internal website, an error prompt occurs, "certificate is not trusted".
However, it occurs, file can be downloaded properly.
If it can be controlled by Group Policy, please advise
Best solution: an error prompt can be suppressed

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I was trying to download an html using IE11, browser only prompted Save,Save as and cancel no "open" option was prompted but it was prompted if I was downloading pdf files.And default browser to open HTML files is IE11 when I changed default browser
to some other browser "open" option was prompted but on clicking on it file is opening in the browser which was set as default not in IE11.
Can any one please let me know why this is happening.

 

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Ok heres the deal.
I crashed my system and have done a clean install. I couldn't find my winxp pro disk so I barrowed my friends. His has SP2 on it. I then found out after installing it, that it wouldn't work with my product key. So i had to go searching for my disk. Thankfully I found it, and did a windows repair to reinstall the system with the new disk.
My disk didn't have SP2 on it.

So I go to windows update to do updates and it trys to install like 80 something updates and everytime it comes back with ": A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed "

I have a feeling that it thinks SP2 is on my system. is there a way to resolve this without having to do another clean install?

John

A:"A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed"

Hello and Welcome to TSF


Why wouldn't it work with your product key?
It is better to install with SP2 incorporated onto the cd, saves a lot of time. SP2 should have been eliminated while performing the repair install.

You could try the following but you need SP2 installed before installing the updates, the site should have recognized it was not installed. If the following does not help then I suggest you Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD and do a clean install using the proper software


Try re-registering the windows update components. This may help fix a corrupt installer


1. Click on Start and Run,
2. Type "REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.
3. Should get the message "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" Click OK.
4. Repeat above for each of the following:

REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL

5. Reboot

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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After I installed Windows 8 I started having the "0 KB Total, 0% Downloaded" issue while attempting to update, sometimes it does work, but most of the time it doesn't

A:Windows Updates stuck at "0 KB Total, 0% Downloaded"

Is Windows Modules Installer set to Manual ?

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when i try to download something threw internet explorler it comes up with the "file download" window then come up with this security alert. "your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded"

so i went to: internetoptions, security, customlevel
-automatic prompting for file downloads: disabled
-file download: enabled
-font download: enabled

i set reset the level to medium but yet the message still comes up.

any help is appreciated. thankyou

heres my hijackthis log if has anything to do with the problem

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:30:15 PM, on 20/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ONE-TO~1\CP32NBTN.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dlyerf.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\GHOSTS~2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\W... Read more

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I was using the hide update tool from MS; https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930 - Its great and works as it should - scanning available updates.

But; I can hide updates that seems very nice, like lots of Intel drivers and other nice to haves. The thing is I can hide them, IE - stop them from being fetched in the main update tool - but the main update tool shows no updates are available, I'm fully updated it seems :|

And it annoys me. I'd like those updates!

Any input?

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I've got a Fujitsu Lifebook T730 laptop with Intel Core i7 and on board graphics. I have Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. My problem is that I have like 60 updates to do but Windows Update always gets stuck at 0 kb total, 0% downloaded. I tried letting it for hours but that didnt solve anything. I also tried doing net stop wuauserv in cmd and that didnt work, I deleted Software Distibution folder and that didnt work, I checked if the Wifi was defined as a metered connection but that didnt solve anything I tried Windows Update troubleshooter and that didnt work neither. I dont know if this is releted somehow to the fact that most of my Metro Apps(Including Store, Mail, Foods and Drinks, Health, News etc...) cant connect to internet. Please help me!!!!

(Sorry if this thread might have already been posted but I did many Internet Searches and found nothing.)

A:Windows Update stuck at "0 kb total, 0% downloaded"

In control panel > system > does it show as activated?

I also tried doing net stop wuauserv in cmd - after running cmd

delete windows\softwaredistribution folder

run windows update again

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I am thoroughly stumped on this one. I have a user with a brand new, freshly installed computer running Win7 (Prof, 64bit) and Office Pro 2010 (32bit). The computer is connected to a Win2008 Active Directory with roaming profiles.

When the user downloads a report in .doc format on this computer, every table has a very odd bit of what appears to be scripting code of some type. Here is a sample:
Here is the kicker -
if the user goes to another computer and downloads the .doc file, the code block is not there
if another user logs onto HER computer and downloads the .doc file, the code block is not there
which tells me that the problem is NOT in the document itself, nor is there something wrong with the Office install on her computer.

A:Wierd "script code" in a downloaded .doc file

What are the specs of the other machine? Which service packs of Office?

Off the top of my head you're looking possibly at a failure to copy an excel table over or a vbscript/macro which hasnt/wont run.

Copy the contents from the machine that can see the code into a new .doc file, then open it on the other machine, is it still there?

Do the same the other way around

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We have a gmail account. We receive lots of emails from a friend whose ISP was recently bought out. Using his former ISP, when he sent an email with an attachment, we'd click on " download", then get the pop-up to "open, save or cancel". We'd then click on "open" and there was the attachment. Now that he's changed over, emails with attachment don't give us the "open" option when we click "download" in the body of the message. He knows even less about "computering" than we do but, since we receive and open email attachments from other people, logic would tell us that something's not set up right on his end. He does say, however, that we and one other of his email friends are the only two that this is happening with; others are able to open his attachments. Does he need to confer with his ISP support people or do we need to make some sort of setting change in gmail? Any advice would be much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: "open" option on downloaded email

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Hi!

Once again, while on the web, I received a message that I needed some Anti-virus protection and when I went to close the box, it started downloading something. This happened a couple of times now.

To top it off, I was just notified by my bank today, that fraudulent charges are coming through my bank card and they are closing that account and issuing a new card to me. I am sure I need to clean my computer. Please help!

I have followed the necessary first steps and have attached the requested files and posted the documents.


DDS (Ver_09-09-24.01) - NTFSx86
Run by goldensunshine at 15:27:30.64 on Sun 09/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18813
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2036.993 [GMT -4:00]

SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\syst... Read more

A:"Anti-Virus" Software downloaded out of the Blue

Hello goldensunshine Welcome to the TSF Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum. I will be assisting you in cleaning up your system.


I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.




After 3 days if a topic is not replied to we assume it has been abandoned and it is closed.

It may be obvious but I need to say it anyway. If your credit card has been compromised then you need to consider every password you use on this computer as being compromised also. That means making sure you get to a clean computer and change them all.



Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes'... Read more

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


We
are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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I downloaded a set of files (to create a VCD or DVD) with file names such as:

Certain_Movie_Title_CD2.bin001
Certain_Movie_Title_CD2.bin002

etc, etc. (50 files total) with the fast file having the name

Certian_Movie_Title_CD2.cue

I cannot figure out how to join and/or deal with these files the way I easily deal with .zip or multipart .rar files. How are these particular files joined to create either an image file to burn to
disc or a movie file to play?

WinRar, WinZip, couldn't join them. I then experimented joining all the "bin" files myself using ConCat (concatenation utility), and dropped the final numberic characters in the resulting file, ending up with only the following two:

Certian_Movie_Title_CD2.bin,

and

Certian_Movie_Title_CD2.cue

My experiment apparently failed; the "cue file could not be burned or otherwise dealt when loading it in Alcohol 120% or Roxio Easy CD Plat 6.xx.; probably because the experiment corrupted the entire project.

Please help.
 

A:Joining numbered "bin" files downloaded

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The default metro apps are OK. The store apps that I bought and downloaded from the Microsoft Store have an "X" in the lower right corner of their tile. When I click on the tile, I can go to the store and "repair" the App. How can I do this for all store apps at once, rather than one by one?

A:All Downloaded Apps have an "X" on the tile need repair

Run this

Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8

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Hi everyone, i was posting to another thread in which i was uploading a snip of my desktop that i saved to the downloads folder, and when i clicked on the "Attach Files" tab to browse to the snip there appeared to be lots of stuff in the download folder i had deleted ages ago. I think there are two identical library's in Win 7, but for the life of me i cannot find the other folder. I want to see if the stuff is really there, and if so i wish to delete it. I took another snip so you all can see the stuff in the download folder, which i thought was deleted. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
PS: why most of the "stuff' in this folder says it was modified in the last day or so is beyond me!!

A:Still have lots of downloaded stuff in "other library"?

I always delete all the public libraries when I do an install.

Did you delete the stuff again ?

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Hey, if you have multiple windows xp accounts, and go to change users, and you still have something running it always says "1 program running" or however many you have running, is there any way to disable that?
 

A:"Logged On" and "1 program running"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Greetings!

I'd like to throw some fresh sand onto this ( programs stop working in Windows Vista ) topic, which is ancient but appears to remain unresolved. I've had this same problem nefariously for many a moon now, while it isn't crippling of my computers performance it occurs frequently enough to make me question if perhaps it isn't a worm. I've consulted a series of forums about their respective programs, but after concluding that it isn't exclusively an issue with each individual program in which I encounter this application terminating error I am left to believe that it may indeed be an OS spanning bug.

Personally, I have received exactly the same suggestions for correcting the problem as have been listed here in response to this fellow's on at least half a dozen boards. Remove Norton! They say, this must be a fairly common and frustrating problem, Norton, and while i have no doubt that it's as tyrannical and computer devouring as people say it is it's never been on my system, ever! I'm running an HP Slimline, it's a great machine, with Vista Home Premium. This Error has stopped me from running my recently purchased edition of Avast! 4 Professional Edition's system scanner, a series of other nameless programs, and a handful of relatively unbeefy videogames like Phantasy Star Universe. When prompting windows to "find a solution to the problem" windows quite simply chooses not to, or can't, I can't tell because that's usually where the error prompt dissipates... Read more

A:"'Program' has stopped working, Windows will now close the program" Frequent Error

A) Don't bother trying to let Windows find a solution. 99% of the time it won't.

B) I assume 'many a moon' is not 'since new'. It's most likely a driver or app that has been installed and is conflicting with something.

C) Apart from Avast and Phantasy Star Universe, exactly what apps are crashing?

D) Your log doesn't show anything untoward. A few unnecessary start up items though.

E) Are all drivers, Windows Updates etc, up to date?
Check in Event viewer > Custom Views > Administrative events for the application crashes and see if there are any common 'faulting modules' that point to a particular file or files.

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Help please! I recently bought a new laptop with Vista installed. One microsoft program I use on a regular basis is MS Paint. Recently I noticed when I open the Paint program, the language tool bar has disappeared off the screen when I click on the "Text" tool. It shows up as being checked "on" in the View toolbar but it's not visible for me to change fonts, font size, etc. It's activated in the registry so I know its around somewhere but for the life of me I can't get it to show on the the screen. It just seems to have disappeared! Any suggestions how I can get it back? I use this feature a lot. Thank you!
 

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I had a logo designed, and the designer e-mailed it to me using "paint'--2 questions, Is there any way to change the size?, and The logo has a white background around it--is there any way to have it appear "cut out" on whatever background I choose to use?

Thank You
 

A:having trouble with "paint"

First--ask the designer if they can send it to you in any other format.

I could probably fix it for you. [email protected]
 

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In the course of dealing with some virus/spyware/malware issues, I've lost the calculator that came with Windows. Can anyone tell me where I can download it and, once downloaded, in what folder it belongs?

Thanks.
Jim
 

A:Lost "Paint"

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Hello everyone,

I'm new here and the reason why I registered here is because I got a very big "unfixable" problem with "Paint".

Before it happening, I download new fonts and I put in C:\WINDOWS\Fonts.

Then, I dislike the fonts and I delete them. Now, im paint, when I click on the button " A". It says:

Paint: mspaint.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x01028909" referenced memory at "0x00000004". The memory couldn't be "read".

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

When I click on CANCEL, it doesn't do anything. It doesn't fix the problem.
When I click on OK, it says:

The instruction at "0x72831099" referenced memory at "0x00000004". The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program

Then, I click OK but it doesn't fix...

It's a pleasure if you can really help me. I'm waiting for your answers. Please, help me.

Should I delete all the fonts I just downloaded?

Thank you for your help!
-Patrick

A:Hello, I have a very big problem with "Paint"

Hi Patrick, and welcome to TSF!

I would start with a system restore to before you were having this problem. Go to Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore

Restore the computer to a day or two before this started happening.

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP
 

A:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
 

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I'm using Windows 7 and for the last couple days I've been flooded with all sorts of "Program" has stopped working" notifications, from everything from the nvidia control panel to windows explorer to various processes that I don't even recognize that must be other ordinary windows processes. These just happen without warning, and when I restart my computer, I get about ten of them right on startup, everything is crashing and I don't know why?



Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

Processor
3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3470
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Board:
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H77M-D3H
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. F5 03/29/2012

RAM:
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' has 8192 MB

Display:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n YCUYHVDZ702086, July 2010)

Audio:
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
VIA High Definition Audio
 

A:Windows 7: "Program" has stopped working"

Continuous, errors at start-up may be a sign of malware infection.

Publish a snapshot using Speccy..
Link: http://filehippo.com/download_speccy/

Once installed, click file > publish snapshot. Copy & Paste the url into your next reply.
 

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What I want is a simple answer. Failing that, an answer that is not too complicated.
In my line of work, I am continually installing and reinstalling Windows and, on top, client-specified applications.
Ever since I went over to Windows x64; first, version 7; then 8, now 8.1, I have had recurring niggles and problems.
Initially, I always went with the suggested default installation base folder, which, for all the older 32 bit applications was, and still is: "C:\Program Files (x86)"
I continued accepting this default location, after I upgraded to Windows 8, and yes, with 8.1.
Now, I don't remember exactly when the very first niggles got me scratching my head but it started, so far as far as I can remember anyway: When an application that I had installed, could not find its associated icon because, according to the shortcut, it could not be found in its default location: "C:\Program Files\...". Of course it couldn't! The program in question, take your pick: Opera and Thunderbird, (Yes, I know they're both from the same place), was installed in "C:\Programs Files (x86)\" but the shortcut was looking for the associated icon in "C:\Program Files"! Now, yes, I know, that all 32 bit programs are, by default, installed to "C:\Programs and Files (x86)". This is easy to understand and explain: it separates all those 32 bit applications from their superior 64 bit brethren.
NOW WE'RE GETTING TO THE MEAT SO WAKE UP.
I have since adopted the... Read more

A:Windows 7, 8 64 bit "C:\Program Files (x86)" or "C:\Progra

A bit of a Google brought me to this:

Why Does 64-Bit Windows Need a Separate ?Program Files (x86)? Folder?

Basically....consequences are unlikely.

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I'm using Windows 7 and for the last couple days I've been flooded with all sorts of "Program" has stopped working" notifications, from everything from the nvidia control panel to windows explorer to various processes that I don't even recognize that must be other ordinary windows processes. These just happen without warning, and when I restart my computer, I get about ten of them right on startup, everything is crashing and I don't know why?
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

Processor
3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3470
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Board:
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H77M-D3H
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. F5 03/29/2012

RAM:
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' has 8192 MB

Display:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n YCUYHVDZ702086, July 2010)

Audio:
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
VIA High Definition Audio
 

A:Windows 7: "Program" has stopped working"?

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I'm using Windows 7 and for the last couple days I've been flooded with all sorts of "Program" has stopped working" notifications, from everything from the nvidia control panel to windows explorer to various processes that I don't even recognize that must be other ordinary windows processes. These just happen without warning, and when I restart my computer, I get about ten of them right on startup, everything is crashing and I don't know why?

chkdsk came up with nothing.
as per suggestion by another user I booted into safe mode -- the crashes do not occur within safe mode -- good to know. I opened cmd and ran 'sfc /scannow'. no results.

also, a user suggested it may be my ram -- I don't believe this is the case because my XP installation runs just fine on the same hardware.

i restarted the computer into normal windows and even before windows could boot it said userinit.exe and runoncewrapper both crashed then windows media player, then realtek audio, then nvidia, and a ton of other processes. In fact it seems like every process that runs it happens to, even the screensaver. thats what i mean by it being system programs.

Also, it seems to for whatever reason be knocking my games from 40fps down to 12.
Avira and Malwarebytes and Spybot all have nothing to report in the way of viruses or spyware, but this problem behaves like malware. The sticky said that 64 bit scans cannot do rootkits? I did a rootkit scan with Avira with ... Read more

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Hello to all!

I'm new to this forum and obviously i'm not sure if this is the right place for starting and posting this thread.

Since i'm pritty desperate i'm going to explain the best i can what is really happening and how it all started:

since a few days ago i was noticing that a few files, specifically mp3 files are missing from my music collection. I managed to recover the missing ones and transfer the whole collection to a new drive without issues. Today i've found that some recently downloaded files, including several mp3's where missing again from the new HDD. I started to look around the internet abut the problem and what could be the reasons that causes my files to "vanish" from my HDD. As i was reading, i stoped at one thread in other's site forums that related to some "security" and "user privileges" issues in Win 7. I then tried to "fix" the problem but noticed that the files where still missing.

Next thing i tried was looking for the missing files in some AppData subfolder named something like "virtual backup" or something. That was the last time i saw the "user" folder and the last time y accessed my local drive. Turned out the folder just dissapeared from the screen after a short "access denied" dialog box (error). After that, all of my desktop icons dissapeared and my c: drive went like it's empty and can't be accessed, still i can see the drive lying there and every time i run a virus ... Read more

A:Missing files, missing "user" folder, can't access local drive

Viruses do things like that. The scenario sounds familiar. Scan with Malwarebytes. The free version is good enough.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=search-brand-us

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????
 

A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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I recently bought a computer with Vista loaded up. I added a dual boot so that I have Vista on C: and XP on E:. is there a way to run a program file, say Visual Studio, that was installed on the C: drive (Vista), when I am booted up on XP, or vice versa? Thanks.
 

A:How can I run a "Program Files" program from both Operating Systems in a dual boot?

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okay..ive been wanting to remove that program of the list from "add/remove programs windows" but the thing is.. its actually alr been removed but it still inside the list.. can any1 help me pls?? im sry if this thread alr done before

A:[Help Me Topic]Unexisting program still inside "Uninstall or change a Program"

Try this Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

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