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Recent Places and "All Programs" Are Empty

Q: Recent Places and "All Programs" Are Empty

I had a virus last week. I managed to remove it, but since then I have 2 problems:

1) "Recent Places" in Windows Explorer is empty and stays empty.
2) The folders in "All Programs" in the start menu are empty.

Does anyone know how to fix these issues?

A: Recent Places and "All Programs" Are Empty

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I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit, Home Premium, fully updated.

On my laptop (64 bit Windows 7), "Recent Items" works properly, showing all docs I've opened only (no folders, as it should be). The taskbar Jumplists for each program also show recent docs opened in that program.

The "Recent Places" folder, however, is always empty, nor do recent folders show on the Jumplists for folders.

Searching has turned up nothing useful, but tells me I'm not the only one with this issue.

What I've tried already:sfc /scannow
making sure both the "Store and display" options in Taskbar and Start Menu Properties are checked.
making sure the reg key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Recent points to the correct folder (%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items) and that the folder itself is actually named "Recent Items" and not just "Recent"
running a disk scan
Safe mode
Essentially, it seems that documents opened are recorded but not folders. I'm stumped at this point. Anyone know what's up with this?

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I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit, Home Premium, fully updated.

On my laptop (64 bit Win7), "Recent Items" works properly, showing all docs I've opened only (no folders, as it should be). The taskbar Jumplists for each program also show recent docs opened in that program.

The "Recent Places" folder, however, is always empty, nor do recent folders show on the Jumplists for folders.

Searching has turned up nothing useful, but tells me I'm not the only one with this issue.

What I've tried already:sfc /scannow
making sure both the "Store and display" options in Taskbar and Start Menu Properties are checked.
making sure the reg key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Recent points to the correct folder (%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items) and that the folder itself is actually named "Recent Items" and not just "Recent"
running a disk scan (chkdsk)

Safe mode
deleting/restoring default links in the Favorites list

Essentially, it seems as if documents opened are recorded but not folders. I'm stumped at this point. Anyone know what's up with this?

A:"Recent Places" folder always empty

PJ by disk scan did you mean a chkdsk? if no the try that < use the /f and /r switches in Option 2 if necessary
As a precaution run these too

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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I have Windows 7 64-bit installed. I am frustrated that when using windows explorer, "recent places" is always empty--meaning that I have to always re-navigate through the entire file structure in order to find the folder I want. In spite of other problems I had when using Vista, this was one thing that always worked and that I found extremely helpful and efficient. Why does it not work in Windows 7, even though the tool is included in the options list? It's _always_ empty. I have tried looking through various fora for a fix for this, but without success. Help! There MUST be a way to make this work! Thanks much.
~ M

A:"Recent Places" always empty

It may be turned off
Recent Items - Turn On or Off

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How do I move the "Recent Places" and "Recent Items" folders so as to have all users' 'recent' folders in the same place?


A:Same "Recent Places" and "Recent Items" folder for everyone?

Welcome to Seven Forums molasses. I don't think that is possible as their location is in each users appdata folder

C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items

Each user will always have their own individual list.

A Guy

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Hello All!

Would need your help with this...

Windows 7 "Recent Places" stopped recording the most recently visited files. I have presently no idea what triggered this issue.

Please review the attached screenshot displaying the properties of the "Recent Places" folder. Maybe that will give you a hint.

I need your help!

Thank you!

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I was trying the "recent places" option in Windows Explorer when a "recent places" icon suddenly appears in the desktop. There's no delete option for it, even when I try to drop it in the recycle bin. However, when I personalize the desktop and disable and re-enable recycle bin icon, the "recent places" icon suddenly disappears.

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Cannot SAVE TO "desktop" or "recent places" for browser downloads OR even local docs e.g. save notepad to desktop.

A:Cannot "save to" desktop or Recent places folders


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Is it possible to "pin" certain locations in "Recent Places" when using PS CS5?
There are general filtering settings but nothing that allows more detailed editing like in Libraries.

A:PhotoShop "Recent Places"


Just drag the file anywhere in the box. It will automatically move into the PINNED list.

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Hello all,
I hope you can help me with my problem, I searched to no avail.
I use 'Recent Places' a lot in my work, you know when opening and saving files in photoshop or other apps, I use Recent Places to go to the folders I'm working on quickly.
Recently I noticed that Recent Places is not being updated with those folders anymore so I cleared the list hoping it will start working again, unfortunately it hasn't. It's still empty.
I have the two options enabled under Privacy in the Start Menu properties.
It's weird.
Please someone help.
Thankyou kindly.

A:"Recent Places" not working, pls help!

Hello, Welcome!

This does not sound quite normal to me, and I have no solution. I can only suggest clearing the check boxes and rebooting, then re-checking the boxes again.

This probably won't work, but it's worth a shot.

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I just noticed my Recent Places history is always empty now. Even when I right click the File Explorer it acts as if I just used CCleaner. What is causing this. And yes I made sure "Store recently opened programs" and "Store and display recently opened items in Jump Lists" are both on.

Any ideas?
Win 8.1 Pro
R9 280X 3GB OC
FX 8150

EDIT: I ran CCleaner and Auslogics BoostSpeed then went in and out of one of my music folders. Right clicking the Explorer folder now shows that particular album folder. However recent places still shows nothing. Will update if it fixes itself. Suggestions still welcomed.

A:Recent Places always empty

I'm guessing something similar to Auslogics BoostSpeed or some internal SysInternal or some XYZ-PC-slimmer/leaner utility has as a default of deleting Recent folder contents.

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2010 06 05

This is a question for information about why my networking problem finally was resolved.
I have four PC?s on my network; one Windows 7 and three Windows XP. The Windows 7 PC always sees all three of the other computers. However the Windows XP computers sometimes don?t see the other XP computers when I press ?My Network Places.? Quite by accident I discovered that if I press ?View Workgroup Computers? then ALL the other PC?s in the network DO show up. Furthermore, if I click through "View Workgroup Computers" and access/edit a file on one of the other computers, then this computer will ALSO show up in ?My Network Places.? This behavior seems to be quite consistent and works every time I have tried it. Apparently, this is a workaround to the long vexing problem of why my networked PC?s sometimes don?t show up under ?My Network Places.?

My question: why does ?View Workgroup Computers? apparently always show all the networked PC?s, when ?My Network Places? does so only intermittently or sometimes not at all?

Thanks for any response.

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G'day all,

I am hoping someone may be able to tell me why my local folders appear under "The Internet" on one of our work computers rather than under "Local Network". We have four machines, 3 running XP Home and one running XP Pro. The front machine has XP Home on it and I cannot open any of the shared folders for this machine on any of the other three machines even though they all have the same workgroup name.

They are all connected via CAT5 cable and we have a Netcomm NB5 ADSL2 modem/router, a Netcomm V300 Telephone Adapter(VOIP)/modem and an 8 port switch in the boss's office. And the front computer's folder/s and drives that I have chosen to be shared are listed under "The Internet". Does anyone know why this is and how I would go about correcting it?

Thankyou for your help and time,


A:Solved: Local Folders appear as "The Internet"when opening "My Network Places"

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Hello Everyone

Until a short while ago my "recent places" was working fine showing all recent folders opened. Following some changes on the exchange mailbox - in principle not related to windows - all of a sudden my recent places is empty.

More worrying it is no longer "populated" as I use new files in new folders.

I've checked that the two boxes for "recent items" and "Recent programs" are checked in the start bar configuration). But is a directory a "recent item"?

"Recently Changed" link is still working on the other hand.

Can someone help?

A:Recent places now remaining empty

Just adding some additional information on the previous post :
- I tried creating a new user and problem appears to be the same
- Also tried to do a system restore but for some reasons all the restore points I used came back with a failure message (something around "Cannot access a file") even when Norton AV was de-activated.

I would welcome any solution avoiding an install and repair.

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Hi, I hope this is in the right place.

If I click on Recent Places on the left hand menu of windows explorer (File Explorer) the folder is always empty.

Can anyone please shed some light on this? It's doing my head in.

ETA - When I right click on taskbar and go to properties, both items are already checked under the Jump Lists tab.

Thanks much in advance.

A:Recent Places Folder Empty

Right click on the taskbar and look at properties.
In the Jump lists tab check the display recent items in jump lists box.

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I recently was having trouble with my userprofile. At first I couldnt log in and then i was able to finally log in but it was a blank temporary profile. I fixed it using profiler and all my files are back. However the computer is doing two strange things it is no longer keeping track of recent places(i have the option checked so it does) and no longer maintaing settings when viewing pictures in windows explorer(ex. viewing by date modified or viewing with a specific program like windows viewer). The minute i close the folder it goes back to a default setting. Please help.

A:recent places folder is always empty.

Another long-standing known issue with Windows. Usually caused by a registry error. I don't normally advocate making registry changes, but this is one of those instances where it's largely unavoidable. See if this helps:
I should add that fixing your profile problem is the answer. You probably won't get the computer to behave properly until you've corrected the problems in the registry.

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I accidentally deleted all of the programs on the "all programs" list on my start menu.

I've tried restarting the computer but I don't really know what else to do. I've tried to change the registry but I may have done this wrong: what should the registry entries be to make the programs appear?

What else should I do? It's supremely annoying because I can't open Windows Update, Disk Cleanup or anything :(

Thank you

A:"All Programs" list in start menu empty

how did you accidentally delete all the programs in your start menu?

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Back in the old days of Win98, a software entitled RdocEx could add the names of the programs you executed to "Start -> Documents", so that it could be convenient to execute the same programs again.

Nowdays, is there similarly a software/method/hack to include programs, along wth documents, in the "Recent Items" list?

A:Include programs in "Recent Items." Possible?


Right-click on | Properties | Start Menu tab |checkmark desired Items |OK your way out.

Recent Items - Turn On or Off

Recent Programs - Turn On or Off

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I enjoy windows 7, and I love the new jumplist feature. Problem is, in order to use it I have to enable the "Store and display recently opened items in the start menu and taskbar".

I can pin folders that I frequently visit, and the same goes for just about anything else - I do NOT want to see the recent files, websites, or folders that I have visited. If I disable it completely though, it completely destroys the ability to use custom jumplists.

Steam has a very cool jumplist feature, I'm able to change my status on it, pin favorite games to it, as well as open specific tabs. The program "Jumplist Launcher" also lets me create categories to use for programs and games, and I love it.

In order to use all that however, I have to enable recent items. Those items clutter the crap out of my jumplists and they're annoying to clear, so I'm wondering if anybody knows how I can completely disable the ability to see these. Can anything be done other than simply deleting everything in the recent items folder?

A:Question about the taskbar "recent programs"

Hello Delfofthebla,

It's not exactly what you are looking for, but you can right click on these "Frequent" and "Recent" items and click on "Remove from this list" to removed them individually until you open them again.

Hope this helps some,

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I have searched everywhere on the Internet, including Microsoft Support and Community, for a solution to this problem. I am looking for a way to clear the Recent Places list. I can clear Recent Items. In fact, almost all of the solutions for clearing Recent Places that a search turns up actually clears Items. But nothing does a mass clearing of Places.

I can right-click on the Recent Places icon in my task bar and the right-click on any single place, then delete that. But then the next visited place just scrolls up into view. Nowhere can I find an option for clearing all recent places in the list. I have tried searching for Recent places in the Start Menu, in the Explorer Location Bar and elsewhere, but every option that eventually comes up applies only to Recent Items.

Anyone have any ideas?



A:Clearing Windows 7 Recent Places list (not Recent Items or Programs)

CCleaner cleans out "Recent Places" (on my PC).

Remember to examine the cleaning options before running it.

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Spent today cleaning up fake AV-scan virus which hid all files. ComboFix has restored all of the files.

Programs also all appear to be working, although all of the "All Programs" listings are empty. I can find and run them from Start search.

Does anyone know of a way to repopulate the All Programs list without having to Repair/Reinstall the Programs, since they all work fine?

A:"All Programs" listings empty after virus

Hello Greg,

The tutorial below can help you restore all of the default shortcuts in "All Programs", but you'll still have to manually recreate new shortcuts for your installed programs though.

Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts

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After I formatted my XP Home computer my "Add/Remove Programs" application is completely empty - all white with no programs...

Nothing has been installed yet, but sholdn't there be something? Or is this normal?

A:Add/Remove Programs empty after "Format"?

This is normal, as you add windows updates and 3rd party programs, it will start to populate the the list.

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According to many instances of directions, one should be able to go to My Computer/Other Places/Network Places. I do not have "Network Places" as an option. I can however, access it from the Start Menu. But I would like to see it back in My Computer. Any ideas?

A:"network places" not listed in "other places"

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I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm using Outlook 2003. I'm designing a new Contacts screen, which better suits the needs of my business.

I have been able to figure out how to everything except for this:

How to I design the "date" and "dollar amount" field values to default to blank/empty instead of defaulting to the word "None" in the case of the "date" field and "$0.00" in the case of the "dollar amount" field?

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!

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I just resolved an issue I had with the wireless connectivity of my Acer notebook computer and now I am getting strange error messages. When I try (not every instance) to open device manager I will get the message "Failed to open empty document." From there I will occasionally get "Parser" messages that say "Value creation failed at line 843" or "line 422." I read what I could find about these messages and it points to MMC as the cause. How do I go about fixing this annoying problem if anyone knows?

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I'm running Windows XP Pro. I'm not sure if this is possible, but is there a way to combine the contents of "My Computer" and "My Network Places" into one icon? I know how to remove either icon (via TweakUI), but is it possible to, for example, have all of the links in "My Network Places" appear in "My Computer" or vice versa?

A:Combing "My Computer" and "My Network Places"


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Wanted to resurrect an older thread, but its closed :

Please read completely before responding.
I am a 30 year IT pro, most of it as a programmer. I am the geek in charge of a tech non profit org in Hawaii.
so yea.. i have at least half a clue.

Here is the deal.
In doing drive copies, data recoveries, etc... when we are moving a mass amount of data from one drive to another we run into this problem a lot.
"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"
If you restart the move, it will continue on and keep going, restart enough times and eventually it will move all directories.

I think its a programming issue with windows and wonder if anyone has a work around ?

I have a suspicion that the copy process is getting out of sequence. That it is trying to move a folder before it actually emptied it. Possibilities are :
1) windows forgot its place in moving through and navigating numerous sub directories and it is having a problem with “recursive calls.”
2) Computers with hyper threading or dual core processors are spawning the movement of files across multiple processes, and some are getting ahead of the other.
3) It did actually move the file, but the cache or something in memory has not updated, or the full data write has not completed yet before it tried to move the directory. (delayed write)
Yes, you can copy and then delete the old... Read more

A:"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"

This is a known issue. It is by design.

As you may know, moving is in its essence an unsafe process. It would be better to use the actual sequence of copy and then delete.

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I really am trying to clear these lists the "Move to" and "Copy to" in the file explorer, but cannot figure it out have been looking different places .  Please help, as most of the folders in those lists dont exist anymore..

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I have a home network of five computers where one acts as a common computer ("server") where most data from the other four computers is stored (music, pictures, word processing, movies, etc). All five are running XP Pro SP2.

The "server" had two 80GB hard drives, but SMART was indicating that one was failing, so I replaced it with a 200GB drive. Now, every computer in the house can access the 80GB drive and all of its files but none of the computers in the house (except the "server") can access the new hard drive. I have the file sharing set to full access, and I can view the file folders that are on the drive from the networked computers, they are all listed. But when I click on a folder, I get "Access is Denied." When I mouse over a folder, it reads, "Folder is Empty"

But the folder isn't empty though when accessed from the local computer, only when trying to access it over the network.

I have turned off the Windows Firewall, turned it on again, off again, etc, no change. I have Zone Alarm on all the computers, turned it off, still no change.

Any ideas??? I have over 500 CDs on that harddrive, and I want to listen to music from my other comuters! I'm going nuts here.

A:"Access Denied", "Folder Empty" messages

There are two ways that might work.

1. From a computer other than the server right-click "My Computer" and choose "Map Network Drive". Where is says "Folder" type "\\<ip address>\C$" if you want to share the C partition of that drive (don't type the quotes).
Go to My Computer and and click on the Tools Menu and then Folder Options.

Click the view tab.
Scroll all the way down until you see "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" and uncheck it.
Click OK.

Now right-click the drive you want to share and choose "Sharing and Security".
Click the security tab.
Click "add" and add "Everyone".
Give "Everyone" the rights you want them to have "Read only" or whatever you want.

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I know that the processor uses more electricity the more cycles it performs, and I leave mine underclocked unless I'm playing a game or something.

But what about RAM? Does full/addressed RAM use more electricity than empty/unused RAM?

Or to put it more practically, if I leave my 500MB of Firefox tabs loaded but untouched for 7 hours while I sleep will it use more power than if I had closed and then reopened them?

A:Solved: Does RAM consume more power "full" than "empty"?

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I am getting an "Access is Denied" error message on a hard drive that I am trying to recover files from that is from my HP Pavilion with Windows XP that fried. My hard drive is still good, and I am trying to rescue the files in the "Documents and Settings/Owner" folder. I have connected the hard drive to my laptop, which also has XP; but when I try to open the "Owner" folder in "My Documents", it tells me that "Access is Denied." And when I hover over the folder, it says "Folder is Empty." But it is not empty. I can also access everything else on the drive fine -- just not this folder. I suspect that this is a networking type of issue, but I am not sure how to resolve it. Can someone please help me?

Thank you,

A:Solved: "Access Denied", "Folder Empty"

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Okay, first off let me say that this post has two separate issues but I post them together because I'm not sure if they're related or not.

Problem 1
Let me start off with a description of what's happened. I purchased a new Dell laptop over the summer (running Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1) and everything was fine. But as I started to download some programs, I realized that not all of them were listed in the Start Menu's "All Programs" folder (for this example, I chose to demonstrate it with CCleaner).

I have yet to pick up a pattern as to what programs make it into "All Programs" and what programs do not. What's even weirder is what happens when I type into the Start Menu's Search Bar. When I partially type up the name of a program that is not in "All Programs", there are no results.

But when I type the name in its entirety (as in the full "CCleaner"), the program is found. However, when I try to open CCleaner from there, I get an error saying it cannot find the program's exe.

And as you can see in the window 'C', the program is definitely installed and works just fine when trying to open it.

Problem 2
"Recent" jump lists aren't working either for some programs (Microsoft Word for example). I can right-click my pinned Windows Explorer and up will come a list of "Recent" folders I've viewed. With Word, all I see listed is "Microsoft ... Read more

A:"All Programs" Start Menu Issue and Recent Items Issue

I also just realized that none of the programs I open "recently" appear in the Start Menu (and yes I have the "Privacy" options set to store and show recent files and programs).

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Hi all,

I burned an MP3 disk with Nero about 10 days ago, and lately when I try to burn anything it's giving that message -- insert empty medium. Nothing I seem to do works, restarting, with and without an disk in the drive. Both my drives are doing this, both show in "properties" that the entire space is used on the disk it THINKS is in the drive even when there is no disk in the drive. Anyone know why it's doing this and how to correct it? I reinstalled Nero. Grrr....

Thanks very much!

A:"device not ready -- "insert empty medium" message

I had a similar

I had a similar problem with Nero goosing my writers. THe only way I managed to get it fixed was to system restore to the last point before Nero was installed.

I checked the drives and got a newer version of Nero - No probs for the last 5 Months now.

Hope this helps.

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I am getting the following error when moving files on the same drive or from one to another:

"Error Moving File or Folder
Cannot remove folder (insert folder name here): The directory is not empty."

This is fairly common (once or twice a month) and it occurs usually with folders containing many subfolders when being moved by explorer gui "Move the selected items", or ctrl-x, ctrl-v . Repeated attempts through the same process seems to move the folders, but the errors increase as the concentration of stubborn folders increases.

There are no event viewer logs corresponding to these errors. (eventvwr.msc: system, or application)

I would have thought this would be a common problem, but extensive searches came up with nothing... so either it is rare, untroubling to others, extremely easy to fix, or my search queries suck. =)
I am going to run Checkdisk to make sure all is well there, and I will repost the likely failure.

A:"Error moving file or folder" "directory is not empty" one file left

Occasionally when I am deleting a file, it is difficult, I have to go through process explorer, search for the thread that is strangely(?) associated with that file in explorer (no reasonable dependencies could be linked, nor is the file being viewed), and kill the thread before deletion.

any thoughts?

Thanks =)

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I am trying to set up media center to display the "my programs" tab but have been unsuccessful for the last few days. I dont know if its a problem for Vista X64 or what.

I have a snes emulator and mce browser that i want to see in media center. Has anyone using Vista Home premium x64 had any luck? I know you can add items in the task bar setting but there isnt a catagory for "programs"

Please advise

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In the Classic Start Menu all is Ok; In the normal one: all the programs are missing from "All Programs".

I switched today from the Classic menu the the Vista default one. And found that all are gone. Googling for 3 hours did not find a resolution.
All the programs, shortcuts & folders in the All Users and current user Start Menu/Programs folders are there;Permissions on folders are all set as expected.

Can anyone help?

A:"All Programs" menu EMPTY in Start Menu

Welcome Ralfko

Do you think that this might help from our tutorial library. I think you may have to enable the feature. It may have been turned off when you were using the classic look.

Start Menu All Programs List - Enable or Disable

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So this morning I went to class with my Dell Latitude D630 laptop and connected to my schools wireless network with no problem.

I shut down and when I got home and started up, my CPU was stuck at 100% usage. I noticed this when I tried to open "My Network Places" since I normally switch to a cable connection at home and turn off the wireless. I did a McAfee virus scan and came up clean.

The only significant changes I can think of doing recently was converting my external Seagate drive from FAT32 to NTFS.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:50:19 PM, on 4/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\iFrmewrk.exe
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A:CPU stuck at 100% usage. Unable to open "My Network Places" freezes.

Sorry but I tried to edit the original post and couldn't.

I have recognized that the process which is taking up 90% CPU is called "services.exe" if that helps.

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I had a small network up and running that I set up awhile back. I formatted & reloaded 2 of the machines (both running WinXP Home SP2). On the laptop, "My Network Places" shows it's shared folder and the "MSHome" network. The PC shows the network in "Create a network place" but doesn't see the shared folder.
Tried everything I can think of... cancelling and resetting the folder to share, adding another folder..., nothing.
Why doesn't my the shared folder appear in the "My Network Places" folder? Any suggestions?

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Hello there, I'm looking for ways of getting rid of the "My network places" icon a Windows 2000 Pro desktop. On my administrator account i have the icon like I'm supposed to...but i have another user account on this computer that i dont want to have it just sitting there on the other persons desktop saying "click me click me, come and play with me" (Due to minor network security issues at the moment).
I think the progy TweakUI will do this for me...but im looking for a nice easy CLEAN way of going about this. (and i may have to do this to several computers also) But ofcourse any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated as usuall. Thanks for reading.

A:Hide/remove "My network places" on Win 2000 Desktop?

Start > Run > type: gpedit.msc press enter.
expand User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop.
on the right pane, u'll find "Hide My Network Places icon on desktop" .. double click it and enable it.

there u go

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I would like to know why the MY NETWORK PLACES link is in the start menu on some computers and not on others?

I always assumed once you created a small home/office network it would show up.... I do not think this is the case since I have a pc on my network that lacks this shortcut.

That same pc is giving me error reports SPOOLER SUBSYSTEM APP.... blah blah blah...

To top it off, that same pc is not accessible by my other computers on the network.

the "problem pc" can be seen but not accessed
the "problem pc" cannot see any other pc on the network.
all other connections on the network are visable and working.

any help would be greatly appreciated

A:"my network places" in start menu and GUIDANCE NEEDED

needed info?

4 desktops wired
1 laptop wireless
all XP Pro
using Linksys WRT54G (wired & wireless mode)
wep disabled

easy enough.... so what's going on.... ????

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TerryNet once pointed out to me that there were two ways of looking at Network Places- "Task View" and "Folder View." How do you go about choosing between them?

Attached is a screen shot of the Network Places Tool Bar (sp??). I can't find anywhere a way of changing the 'view'. How is it done??


A:Solved: How to choose between Network Places "Views"?

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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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Using the Windows Classic theme, can the 'All Programs' & 'Search' (which is useless) be completely removed from the Start Menu?
I'm talking about the entry All Programs bar and the Search entry, or can the useless MS Search be replaced with one of the many substitutes?

I do not mean the Search on the right pane.

I do use "all programs auto expander" to solve the annoyance of always clicking on the All programs to get the folders to show, but it would be superior to also get rid of that line all together. Or is this another futile request as it is to get rid of that equally useless Explorer bar??

A:Can the "All Programs/Back" & "Search" entries be removed?

The search bar is so very useful in 7, but to each his own. Try this:

Start> In search box (ironic, huh?) type Turn Windows Features On or Off> When the list loads, uncheck Windows Search> OK

For All Programs, this also applies to 7

Start Menu All Programs List - Enable or Disable

A Guy

P.S. Have you looked into Classic Shell ?

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It's been a month since my laptop gone wrong. All programs doesn't run properly, and stop working many times. Media Player, Office, Internet explorer, all stop working frequently, and I have to wait ten second until five minutes to continue my work.

Two days ago I noticed that when I downloaded windows update, the updates wasn't saved in OS folder like it used to be. New folders named like "1ee10074..." appeared in my hard disk. I realized that the problems begin when I found new folder like this in my hard disk, and now the problems is getting worst after updates. I thought my "OS" was full, but the indicator say "11.8 GB free of 58.5 GB".

I can't delete or move the folder without permission, and try to copy them to "OS". Now each time I open a file, two windows are opened, one is my opened file and the other is blank window.

I don't have enough knowledge about computer. Can anyone help me, please?

A:How to fix "not responding" problem in all programs and "lost updates"

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

That temp file that you mentioned, is it in the root of the system drive?
In other words is it located here: C:\1ee10074....

If that is where it is, then it could be from a .NET update. They do not always remove that randomly named folder. Don't delete it just yet, go inside of it (say continue to the permissions security pop ups). If you find several folders with 4 numbers for the name, then it is probably from an update. Those numbered folders are for different languages. You can delete the folder if you want or just leave it. The folder is not the cause of your problems.

Try a scan with this:

Then try this:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Sorry to have to come back! It may not be the last time either, unfortunately.

Attached is a copy of my "Network Places." I am being denied access to the 'Toshiba e' and 'Toshiba f' "places." These are actually partitions on the Toshiba "Ws7" HDD. I am trying to access them from my Asus "XP" computer.

"e" contains all my data files. "f" is a temporary storage area for files, etc. that I want to keep for a short while or for other reasons but don't want to put in "e."

What do I have to do to gain access to these via my wireless network? No problem accessing them directly when I am on the Toshiba computer.


A:Solved: Denied access to two "places"

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See image for example. Since I go to so many networks, I hate having those folders stored there, since they don't automatically remove themselves.

I've done a bit of searching, but have yet to come up with anything.


A:Removing the "most used folders" in network places

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I added a "Network Place" to my (web site hosting) web drive.

I logged in once and now it saved the credentials. So now I access my web site folders through the icon that was created in Network Places.

So is this secure? Can someone use my profile (or my computer) to find my username/password? Is it at least encrypted? Where is it stored? The registry?


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Hey fellas,
Recently I adopted a strange problem in Vista x64. I have a home network, which works fine. Just recently, something strange started happening. Now when I click on "network" from the start bar(or anywhere for that matter) the window goes blank, as if its not even going to the "network places". Its hard to describe, so I will paste a screen shot. Sometimes it works fine. When I just boot the computer it works fine, then a little while later it just magically stops(yet anything connected through the network still technically works, like media streaming etc... I just no longer can see anything in "network"). It just seems as if the explorer is not working correctly, but I have no idea what could possibly cause this. I've tried deleting my network and adapters and re-doing everything(including clearing all network info from the registry) and it did nothing. I thought maybe it was a firewall update, so I uninstalled firewall, no effect.

Here's the screenshot:

Any ideas?

It doesn't even come up with the green bar along top or the sidebar on the left. My shared folders on this PC don't even show. Nothing is even displayed in the location bar. Its just as if explorer stops displaying the network after the computer has been on for so long.

If I end task on explorer in task manager and open explorer back up, it works again(like a reboot). Then not after long, it goes back to not working. Very frustrating cause I often transfer files bet... Read more

A:Vista "Network" places Does not Display Anything...?

Run SFC see if it fixes anything.

System Files - SFC Command

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How do I get Win 2k to not display the "My Network Places" Icon? I"m not on a network.

A:Rid desktop of "My Network Places" icon?

Its a little ways on the page. Youre removing from the dektop right? I think you can just delete that and it wont cause problems.

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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 am trying to find "My Network Places" on my computer. Its not on desktop. I tried to find it in "start" menu, its not there. I tried to search for it using "search", I cant find it. How to find it ?

A:How to locate "My Network Places" ?

Right click your Taskbar, click properties, click Start menu, click customize, click advanced, put a check mark in my network places and enable the circle/dot for display as a menu. Click OK and click apply.

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Anyway, I get a "page cannot be displayed" message ONLY when I go to Ebay, or other "buy" sites, when I click "buy it now" or whatever, it goes to the "page cannot be displayed", This also happens on my comcast E-mail page...


A:"Page cannot be displayed" In certain places.

are you accessing from your workplace or home ??

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I’m running two XP Pro desktops as well a Windows Home Server (WHS) computer on a hardwired network. Last week my Belkin Wireless router failed and I installed a new Linksys E1000.

I now again have internet access on all desktops plus my two wireless laptops. In addition, I can access all pc’s via remote desktop.

My problem is that I no longer have network access to these computers – in other words, "My Network Places" keeps telling me "I might not have permissions to use this network resourse". This means that I can’t get to my networked HP printer attached to one of my desktop pc's. In addition I can't view the files except logging on via remote desktop

This all appears to have happened since I installed the new router, however I'm not certain it's a router problem since I was able to borrow another router and had the same situation!

I am reasonably network knowledgable. I can ping all computers with both name or address. For some unknown reason, I do have network access only to my WHS computer.

Spent quite a bit of time on this problem and have run out of idead - greately appreciate any and all help!!



A:Help - "My Network Places" problem in XP

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We have a home network with two HPs in it. For some reason, I can read shared files on my wife's computer, but she can't read shared files on mine. What's going on? as far as I can tell, both computers are set up to share with each other.

A:XP "ny network places" asymmetry

check that both pc's have the same workgroup ("Name") both have a ip. address check sharing and security settings and firewall acceptance
click "my network Places" and click view workgroup computers each pc should have a name and the device that is shared right click/properties and check permissions

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hello, is there any way to remove the "my network places" icon from the desktop in win 2000. Thanks

A:removing "my network places"

in XP it can be done via Control Panel > Display > Desktop > Customize Desktop.

sorry if this is different in 2000, just thought it worth a try

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I've come accross an unusual problem that I've never seen before.
I'm on windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I have a Library called "work". Its actually located in my documents folder.

In this folder I have \Work\Discs\ubuntu. As you may have guessed I work with linux on occasion.
I wanted to create a new folder here but the new folder button was missing from the toolbar and the context menu.
I can create a new folders elsewhere just not here.

I thought as an easy workround I would create a new folder in the parent directory and simply move it. I created it in \work\discs and then moved it into "ununtu" only to find it wasnt there.
If I navigate to the real location of this folder the new folder is there ok.

Then I thought if this folder is playing up I will create a new one and just delete this one so I created \work\discs\ubuntu2 and moved all of the contents of ubuntu to here.
So far so good.
I then created 3 new folders here "1004" "1010" and "1104" I then moved all the files from ubuntu into these folders.

To be clear now \work\disc\ubuntu2 should now contain 3 folders and no files.
I then deleted ubuntu and renamed ubuntu2 --> ubuntu.
I then double clicked on the new "ubuntu " folder expecting to see 3 folders yet I see the contents as it was before I started. If I call it anything other than ubuntu I see the contents fine but if I name it ubuntu it reverts to its old state.

Any Ideas whats causing this.

A:"New Folder" missing but only in certain Places

Did you create the folder in windows or ubuntu... and now it is not accessible in the other one, or both?

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1. I just notice there are several items in "My Network Places", these are some websites I have visited before. I can't understand why these websites are in "My Network Places", but most the other websites I visited are not in "My Network Places". I never add these in my computer, and just don't know how and why these items come from. I have try to delete one item in "My Network Places", and it seems that I can easily delete it, but I don't know if it still leaves in other places of my computer. Who can help me figure out how these items added into my computer?

2. Are these items in "My Network Places" become my local network? How does this happen? After install a firewall in my computer these days, I notice that if I open the "My Network Places" page, my firewall ask me if I allow my computer to go to the places in "My Network Places" one-by-one, I don't know what is this.

3. I have read the Windows Help, but it doesn't help much about it. It seems from the Windows Help that normally these computers shared files or printers. How can I share something from several websites I visited?

Please someone help me out. Thanks in advance.

A:The items in "My Network Places"?

In addition, the computer I mentioned above is my home computer. I use dial-up to connect to the internet and this is only computer I used in my home. Should I have a local network? Should I have a local network with some websites I visited before?

Please help. Thanks

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I Upgraded to windows 8.1 and I had those annoying folders which i removed with a registry hack but now there are icons of bluetooth devices and I cant remove them.
Anyone have any solutions to this problem?

A:My Bluetooth Places in "This PC" (My Computer)

I had those annoying folders which i removed with a registry hack

Sounds like your registry hack may have given you more than expected. So I hope you backed up those changes so you can restore the original entries to see if that fixes your icon issue. Once done, then you can start over and try an alternate method to get rid of those "annoying folders." Good luck.

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In windows XP and earlier, the Windows had an option in Properties.
you could tell the Dos like programs weather or not to "Close on exit".

But, in windows 7, there is no checkbox for this in the program propteries.

How do i stop cmd.exe, and programs that execute in a DOS style box, from "Close On Exit" ?

too often i'm missing output that i need to see!

A:Stop "DOS" programs from "Close on exit"

Use cmd /k command_to_run

cmd /k dir
cmd /k ipconfig /all

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MSN released this today:

Affected Software:

Microsoft MSN Chat Control
Microsoft MSN Messenger 4.5 and 4.6, which includes the MSN Chat control
Microsoft Exchange Instant Messenger 4.5 and 4.6, which includes the MSN Chat control

Take care. angelize56

A:Recent "critical" security bulletins: IE, MSN Chat, Media Player

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Im trying to create a new set of rules for USMT to migrate all the recent document from the entire suit.
Before with Office 2010 i just needed to migrate the following 2 specific registry Keys per product:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\File MRU]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Place MRU]
But now with Office 2013 i have a different registry to migrate which is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\User MRU\AD_1BCDB7FC5952DB87CA9E016C275527A1DF980877A2742B063EFBFA2FFFE44887\File MRU]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\User MRU\AD_1BCDB7FC5952DB87CA9E016C275527A1DF980877A2742B063EFBFA2FFFE44887\Place MRU]
I tried to add a rule to copy all the User MRU field which was
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\User MRU\* [*]
This last thing did not work when i tried to test the migration of this settings from one computer to another.

If somebody could help me with this i would really appreciate.

Thank you

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see attached screenshots (part 1 is the actual error code, part 2 is a log of the 10 updates in question failing repeatedly)

i've tried using the reset.cmd script linked at Error 0x80070005 in Windows Update when you try to install updates (and the blog linked at the bottom of that KB article) which nets thousands of registry edit failures, mostly "5: Access is denied". also tried downloading each of those updates to install them manually and every single one gives the dialog box "This update is not applicable to your computer", which is absolute baloney since all of them are marked as important updates in Windows Update (and yes, i did download the appropriate versions for my computer - Windows 7 64 bit)

COMODO Internet Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware didn't turn up anything of note (the latter turned up a few apparent non-threats under the "Potentially Unwanted Program" category, which i quarantined. can supply a log of this if needed.)

i'm installing the System Update Readiness Tool right now as i'm typing this, wasn't expecting it to take longer than 15 minutes. i'll be back to edit OP with logs of that and sfc /scannow when they're both done.

would appreciate a fix soon, as one of these uninstallable updates is a patch for the FREAK SSL exploit.

EDIT: SURT just finished and all it says is "Installation Complete". i feel stupid for asking this, but what do i do after this? (besides sfc /scannow, which i'm gonna do right ... Read more

A:10 recent Windows Updates giving "unknown error" 80070005

Please note that mediafire is a blocked source in this forum - for good reason.
I really do suggest that you find an alternative fileshare site, unless you want to infest your friends with what is generally considered adware, at best, and malware at worst.
I have managed to access the file (I think!) - but I will not be able to complete the download until tomorrow.

Here is the link I found (munged a little... ) hxxp://download1046.**************/ck21txe7vpsg/jjjazwmg1z3mtm7/

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I use OpenOffice version 3.4.1 on Windows 8 and recently my recent items list was cleared unexpectedly. I am concerned about this because I have sensitive information saved in OpenOffice documents and I am worried that someone accessed my computer without my knowledge, accessed one of these documents, and then cleared my recent items list. I've used OpenOffice for many years and don't remember ever seeing this list cleared, at least not without my knowledge. I haven't repaired the install, changed login accounts, or changed user settings in the AppData folder.

I tried setting Windows Explorer to show "date accessed" for my files, but it doesn't update. I accessed a file today and Windows says that it was last accessed in 2013. Apparently that setting is enabled by default in Windows 7, but in Windows 8 you have to change a registry value to enable it. I'm gonna assume changing it after the fact is irrelevant. Does anyone else know any other options for determining if certain files have recently been accessed?

A:OpenOffice "recent items list" deleted. Security issue?

If it was cleared, there is not much, you can do it about it.
Try RecentFilesView - View the list of recently opened files

Check events log, if the computer was accessed, when you were not there.
Start - Run - eventvwr or something simpler like LastActivityView

For the record, you should encrypt sensitive files, like with AxCrypt

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Hello all,
I own an Asus laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1 and, after downloading & installing recent Windows updates (20th of September 2014, if memory serves me correctly), I am unable to access desktop because system freezes at boot sequence returning me this error: "Secure Boot Violation. Invalid signature detected. Check Secure Boot Policy in Setup" printed inside a small red box.

After googling around, someone suggested to disable "Secure Boot" from BIOS and enable "Launch CSM". I performed such operations but I got no results (BIOS menu automatically appears after every reboot). Someone else suggested to change boot sequence and start system from a Recovery CD but I got no CD supplied with my laptop as Asus stopped providing CDs from very long time AFAIK.

I am quite sure problem relies on Windows Updates because I used this Laptop very little times and no p2p or hacked programs are installed. In addition to that, as far as I read, it seems other Win users experienced the same issue after installing WinUpdates but they have different BIOS so is not easy for me to understand my BIOS accordingly to what they do in their own BIOS in order to solve issue.

What annoys me most is that I bought this Laptop in July 2014 and, just three months later, it got freezes because of official Windows Updates and not because of bad behaviour of user.

Thank you all for reading.
I appreciate your help very much.

A:"Secure Boot Violation" error after recent Windows Updates

Turn off Secure Boot, but do not enable CSM.

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Just thought I'd pass along this observation...

Something done by Microsoft in a fairly recent (say no more than the past 3-4 weeks) has addressed TWO specific seemingly BIOS-related issues I've had on my Supermicro C2SBX motherboard ever since installing Win7 back in December 2009. The issues are obviously specific to this mobo (and possibly others) because they do NOT show up on my other machine which uses an ASUS P5Q3 board.

Anyway, the two problems were:

(1) Windows "restart" does not work, but rather seems to hang up in the midst of the hardware re-boot sequence. I see the "hard drive in use" light stuck on, which is tied to my Adaptec 39320 SCSI Adapter card when in use, not to my SATA drives.

So this might be an issue relating to the Adaptec card in this C2SBX board. Don't know.

Anyway, I'm forced to use "shutdown" which does work, and then a cold power-on re-boot from OFF... as my replacement for a simple "restart" to avoid the intervening power off/on sequence.

(2) Although I have three SATA drives in the machine, inevitably only one or two of them appear in the BIOS-produced device discovery list of hard drives that appear during the VERBOSE output at boot time.

Sometimes, all three will appear. But this is generally after some time of significant maintenance to Window. However before too long again the list will drop one or two drives, and things are back to how they've always shown at boot time from the BIOS.
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A:Recent Windows Update fixed my "restart" and other hardware issues!

Good idea to share your observations.

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Hi, in the "Quick access" window it currently shows the 20 most recently opened files. I would like to increase that number to something around 40 or 50. I'm guessing I'll have to do this through the registry, but I don't know where. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Well I was going to just post a screen shot which would save the trouble of a lengthy explanation like this one, unfortunately the steps I'd have to take just to be able to post one measly pic are even more time-consuming, so here goes.

To first obey the posting rules:
I have Windows Vista, 64-bit, I believe it's not SP1 (I looked in "system" and it doesn't indicate, and I can't recall if I've allowed SP1 on this computer. Don't worry, which SP I have is irrelevant to my problem.)

So hear it is:
-Right click on ANY image file on this very screen you're looking at. Say, one of the smilies, for instance.
-Select "Save Image As..."
- In the bar at the top that traditionally shows the file path, to the very right end of that field is that small downward arrow; click on that.
- A drop-down list appears of folders- and even a few websites?- where I have recently saved image files.

Question: How do I erase these files from the list?! As in, PRIVACY. I do not want Windows to save recent anythings, of this sort.

Note that I already tried right-clicking on the Start Button, selecting "properties", and under the "start menu" tab there is a box for some OTHER privacy settings w.r.t. recently opened sweet nothings. Not relevant to my problem.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Keep up the good work here!

A:How to erase recent folders in "save as" drop-down list

Hi, you can custom your browser to prevent this, however the easy way is to use a program many of us use to delete temps, URL's etc it is called CCleaner just steer away from the advanced settings until you know what you want :-

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I've just purchased a PC with Windows Vista Home Premium x64 and installed my Office 2k3 on it. Vista's "Recent Items" will not open Excel documents, giving an error that the document is not in the path indicated. Also, Excel documents will not open through Windows Explorer....I have to open them from Excel only (not too annoying).

Has anyone experienced this issue and found a solution?

Any help would be great


A:Excel 2003 quirk with Vista "Recent Items"

Oh, nevermind....I figured out a solution to this problem.

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Hi all

My problem is the Windows Explorer Search bar, which is to find in the upper right corner of every Explorer Window (BTW, my OS is Windows 7 home premium SP1).

This image url example.png - explaines my question with one quick view

The WindowsExplorer search bar provides a Choice for only the latest 3 search terms, typed in, for a lookup, recently. These 3 terms show up as a list, in the moment you start to type-in a term. Problem is, you NEVER see more than only the latest 3 search terms. Every newly entered search term would overwrite one of the latest 3 terms.

It would help strongly if I could rely on, say, the latest 10 (recently used) search terms.

Is there a way to expand the Explorer list (of recently used terms), to a higher count?

Big Thank you in Advance.

A:Expanding "recent Entries" within Windows Explorer Search bar

First we need to be sure that you can get 10 searches.... do you know for sure you can

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How-to Fix This Problem ? Thumbnail Is No Response When I Save Pictures Into That Folder

Example Few Minute Ago I Save One Picture But Folder Used Old Pitures Thumbnail

A:My Folder Thumbnail In "My Pictures" Not Recent Saved Images


Lets just make sure it is set up properly. Go to the the pictures library and right click on the folder. Now click on "Open Folder Location". Go to the customise tab on the far right. Make sure the drop down menu is set to pictures. Then click restore default under the folder pictures heading.


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I'm facing this "error loading operating system" error message recently.
The whole story goes like this

The PC has been working fine for past 4 years, specs as
AMD duron 800Mhz
MSI K7T2 Mobo
256MB of kingston PC133 ram
80GB Western Digital Cavier
GeForce 2MX, 52X CD rom.

Only recently after my format of PC as i wanted to clear up all junks in PC, I deleted all partion on this 80GB harddisk and recreate a new one and format it as NTFS with the WinXP installation. The installation then proceed to copy required files for installation and reboot. Immediately after this reboot, the error message "error loading operating system" came up.

No changes done to any settings on my Bios before, The PC was tested with another 100GB harddisk and proven working well. I proceed to download the WD harddisk test program from WD homepage, ran all test (quick, full, 1 and 0 erase writing) and everything passed without problem. I tested my 80GB WD harddisk as a slave drive, it was working perfectly as was able to xfer files and defrag. But same problem occur when i tried on my main PC to reinstall WinXP

Anyone could help? No sigfinicant event happened before and after the reinstallation (virus/spyware/drop harddisk). It was just a routine format and reinstall XP but problem occured. My Rig was tested with no problem. My harddisk was tested on 2 different PC to reinstall but same problem occur. Strangely i stress tested this 80GB harddisk with all diagnost... Read more

A:Help~! Recent encounter with "Error Loading Operating System"

Please make sure you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard:
"Error Loading Operating System" Error Message When You Restart Your Computer During Setup

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Worked fine for years. Checked my folder options go verify that Show hidden files & folders is enabled. Running Vista Home Premium SP1

A:Start Menu "Recent Items" Suddenly Missing

Hello skeezix, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Do you mean that the Recent Items button is missing in the Start Menu?

If so, then the tutorial below may be able to help.
Recent Items ListIf not, then please give more details.

Hope this helps for now,

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This is in regards to WindowsXP's version of Microsoft Picture It! Photo.

When I open my PictureIt! program it has the last couple pics I worked on as thumbnail images under the title Recent Files. How do I delete them from there? I had saved them as jpeg files in my photos file and then deleted them from there and the trash when I was through with them. I didn't know that thumbnails of them would be displayed on the program's opening page.

Thank you.


(Sorry to be such a pest today, but I am trying to get this computer working so that it has some privacy.)

A:Microsoft Picture It! Photo Question ~ "recent files"

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I'm having the internet "outage" every few minutes because of the Zone Alarm problem and when i found out about the update stickied at the top of this forum it still does not work.

I downloaded the update and this is what it tells me when i try to install it-
I opened Zone Alarm and changed the internet settings like so-
Option 1: Move Internet Zone slider to Medium
Navigate to the "ZoneAlarm Firewall" panel
Click on the "Firewall" tab
Move the "Internet Zone" slider to medium
The only thing this helped is that before i couldn't view my E-Mails in YahooMail and now i can BUT my internet is still having problems.

A:Solved: Zone Alarm "Conflict" when trying to fix the recent problem...

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Tried using system restore but am still getting BSOD, any help would be appreciated.

A:Various BSOD, "kernel security check failure" Most recent

Uninstall AVG with its removal tool. AVG | Download tools and utilities. Remove Daemon Tools and follow these instructions for AMD OverDrive:
AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems.
NOTE: these symptoms were from the previous release of OverDrive. The new release uses the same driver name, but is dated from 4 November 2013.
Please un-install all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Un-install a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use this procedure to install the DRIVER ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure - Sysnative Forums

If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Un-install". Reboot for changes to take affect.

Sometimes the driver remains and continues to cause BSOD's. If this is the case for you, post back and we'll give further instructions for safely removing it.

If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the sy... Read more

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This is one feature of Windows XP Pro and to click Start button and see "My recent documents" next to My Pictures etc would be great.

A:Solved: How to install "My recent documents" in Windows XP

Yeah this is possible

right click the start button/ properties/ start menu tab/ customize/ then the advanced tab

see at the bottom of that page. List my most recently opened documents, put a check in that box, now it should be on the start menu



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Help! I am trying to open files that I have previously saved into "downloads" and they have all disappeared. I can find the folders where they were saved in "recent" as a shortcut but when I try to open the folder I get the following error - "The item 'name of file' that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly". I have tried searching for the files and have had no luck.

A:Downloads have disappeared- folders only showing in "recent"

Hello Sportsmomma,

That error just means that the shortcut listed in "Recent" is no longer available at it's original location you saved it to.

Did you delete them by mistake, or move the Downloads folder?

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I am using Windows XP. When I download certain things to the desktop, they don't actually save to the Desktop, but rather to a folder called "Recent." When I search for these files using the Windows search tool, I can find them, but I don't know how to (a) open the "Recent" folder or (b) re-route it so they actually download to the desktop. Can anyone help?


A:Help....Files are Downloading to a folder called "Recent"

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This is a custom-built desktop that has been running since 2014. No recent changes to hardware (only change ever might have been RAM addition). After years of updates, recently started getting the notices with 0xC004F200 error on startup. Screen is now black with Build 7601 Windows is not genuine notice. I believe that I still have the COA, but will have to look. Though I didn't build it, I trust the guy who did. Any help is warmly welcome.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8YD6J-6MTCC-DF49C
Windows Product Key Hash: Fvo3L+ndDSXOXvjxM40p0jf2rHw=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9323837-65984
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {3E4E1BCB-F853-4C2C-AB0A-CA344D5E3E04}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160408-2045
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed B... Read more

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When I convert a file from jpeg to pdf, I usually retrieve the pdf file from the My Recent Documents folder. I can see the document there, but when I click on it, I get an error message stating that, "the item "....pdf" has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly". How do I restore? I can open the ones prior to today only.

Thank you for your expert guidance!

A:Cannot open "shortcuts" from My Recent Documents folder

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Ok, so I was trying to get rid of the "Recent Items" list from the startup (found the option to allow it or not, so that's not a problem anymore) but while doing so, I went to the source (/appdata/roaming/microsoft/windows) and dragged the icon to my desktop to see if that would work. What happened was I created another "Recent Items" icon on my desktop, which I can't move or delete. Plus, I still have the original one which I also can't move or delete. I don't want the one on my desktop anymore, is there any way to get rid of it? Thanks!

A:Can't remove a copy of "Recent Items" from my desktop

Originally Posted by KrazyKnux

Ok, so I was trying to get rid of the "Recent Items" list from the startup (found the option to allow it or not, so that's not a problem anymore) but while doing so, I went to the source (/appdata/roaming/microsoft/windows) and dragged the icon to my desktop to see if that would work. What happened was I created another "Recent Items" icon on my desktop, which I can't move or delete. Plus, I still have the original one which I also can't move or delete. I don't want the one on my desktop anymore, is there any way to get rid of it? Thanks!

Hallo KrazyKnux, have you tried dragging it back to where you got it from

Edit; i just copied what you did & had no trouble deleting the one on the desktop.
Are you the main account on the computer? if not get the main account holder to log in & delete it from their account

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I hope I figure out W7 soon...

I upgraded my wife's office to twp HP W7 systems this past fall, wireless networked through belkin router. Old files used to be on wife's PC now in folder called "H Docs (old PC)" in her public folder. Shared to everybody. This was working up to yesterday.

Today, on the second PC, her associate opened a folder nested in the main "H Docs (old PC)" folder. Everything appeared to be there. She needed to get a phone number from another file located somewhere else, so she closed the folder while she got it. Came back to the folder - opened it - "this folder appears to be empty" or like that. Closed the folder and opened another - also empty. Back a couple of folders out, selects another folder, opens it and every thing's there. Closed completely out, rebooted - the same. Calls me in.

I go through much the same, checking paths, checking whether access has been changed - can't find a reason for this. Checked the folder on wife's PC to be sure there's anything there to share - it's all there, thank goodness.

I'm not at her office now, so can't answer much more about exact conditions, but would appreciate a nudge in the right direction. We're not using "home group" for this. On the left side of the explorer window, I go to network and chase down the path to the folder. If I logon with my admin account, I got an access denied once, got through to the folders in q... Read more

A:Shared Folders Suddenly "This folder appears empty" on sharing PC ??

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Anyone know how to fix this?

Here is the checkSUR.log
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 26.0
2015-09-11 14:55

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages
(f) CSI Unable to Query Store Version 0x00000002

Seconds executed: 49
Found 1 errors
CSI Unable to Query Store Version Total count: 1
(w) Unable to get system volume info 0x00000002 \\?\ide#diskmaxtor_stm3320620as_____________________3.aae___#6&2dba565f&0&0.0.0#{53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b} \\.\C: CreateFile failed

here is the checkSUR.persist.log:

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages
(f) CSI Unable to Query Store Version 0x00000002

Seconds executed: 103
Found 1 errors
CSI Unable to Query Store Version Total count: 1
(w) Unable to get system volume info 0x00000002 \\?\ide#diskmaxtor_stm3320620as_____________________3.aae___#6&2dba565f&0&0.0.0#{53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b} \\.\C: CreateFile failed
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 26.0
2015-09-11 14:55

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

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Hello there, my first post here
When i'm trying to save something from my browser to a desktop, i should see a "desktop" shortcut, but it only shows "favourites" icon, which is empty(also i cannot expand it). Favourites are also missing just when navigating on windows folders, not just when saving something from web.

I've had this problem for a while, tried to figure out what's wrong, follow many tutorials from this website, but nothing helped. I've added a new string value IsShortcut to a registry, which was missing, restored a Favourites folder location (which was fine by the way). Don't know if it is related, but it feels like the windows copy which i've installed is kinda strange, because other thing which is not working on it, is screen brighntess, i have all the buttons, but i cannot change it in any way, tried everything
Please advise me what's wrong. Here's how everything looks on my laptop:

A:Win7 folder navigation panel "Favourites" button is empty

Ok, i fugured it out that my Links folder was missing everythings back to normal

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The other day after doing a windows update my driver for my keyboard was deleted. Then a few days later I got the error that my copy of Windows 7 is not genuine. My device manager is also empty so I am unable to connect to the internet. I have tried several fixes listed here with no positive results. Please help!! I work from home on this computer and need it desperately.

A:"Windows 7 Build 7601...not genuine" and device manger is empty.

Hi please see the 3rd post here Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not Genuine

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I have been exploring how to make a backup so that if my computer dies I will have some record (I assume that is what it means) to put on a replacement computer to make it similar to the one I am using now

I use Firefox so tried their FEBE extension ....
FEBE Firefox Extension
but that didn't seem what I wanted

I then tried Registry Backup as I already have their Windows Repair Pro which I was advised to install in case I ever have problems in the future with something going wrong but have not had to use (yet?) ....
Registry Backup
but didn't understand how I could get that on to a new computer.

So, I uninstalled both of those and have been trying to make a backup onto a memory stick but am running into problems that I will do my best to explain clearly.

I have tried two new 4GB memory sticks and followed the advice in Control Panel, Backup and Restore.

The Start, Computer screen confirms that Drive I (the memory stick) has 3.85GB free before I start.

All starts well but after a while I get the following message "The disk that your backups are being saved on doesn't have enough free space" and also says that I only have 1.39MB free of the 3.8GB.

So I found a video and tried to follow the instructions carefully ....
and did so until 2.40 in. The previous steps I followed were fine but I simply could not find the Windows Backup file.

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A:"Not enough space left to complete backup" on 4GB empty memory stick?

Best to make a full copy (image) of your hard drive, to recover. The Windows backup only backs up certain files. You are still left to reinstall most everything (including Windows). The Marcrium Reflect (a UK company), free version, will do nicely. But, you need something more than a disc or flash drive. A USB connected hard drive would probably be best.
Macrium Software

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I use Windows XP. I installed and ran the Avast grime fighter and then found two of my programs - one for tax preparation and one for backing up to an external hard drive - won't "open". Instead, I get the error message "failed to create empty document". I uninstalled the programs then reinstalled them, but no change - I still get the message. I saw, by googling the message, that it may have something to do with a windows registry file, but I really don't understand what that is or how to get to it or how to fix it. I contacted the Avast folks and they said they could put me in touch with their microsoft folks for $180! I am at a loss as to what I should do. Please can anyone help me figure out what to do to get these programs to run? I really need the tax program especially. Thank you.

This is the text from running the TSG SysInfo utility:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3036 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476899 MB, Free - 426176 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0P301D
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: "failed to create empty document" error message

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Referencing this earlier forum posting and answer:

I followed the same steps as directed and was able to successfully restore my entire music library, which is great! However, all my Playlists are now empty. Did I permanently lose them? I find it hard to believe that they are not mapped somehow and even if the files moved locations that I would lose all the data contained in them.

I have a complete back-up on another drive. How can I move the backed up Playlists over to my main iTunes account? Thank you for any assistance you can provide me to remedy this very frustrating and time consuming problem.

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As the title suggests, every time I open "turn windows features on or off" the box stays blank no matter how long I wait. I have tried several things and have searched for quite a long time for solutions, but to no avail. The things i've tried include; everything in the following - FIX Blank or Empty List in Vista Turn Windows Features On or Off (OptionalFeatures.exe), sfc /scannow, reg delete HKLM\COMPONENTS /v StoreDirty, and making sure Windows Modules Installer is running and set to manual. I'd appreciate any help and suggestions, thanks!

A:blank/empty list in "turn windows features on or off"

Is your windows install disk legit or one of those prepatched / preactivated from the torrents?

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I have had some problems with my computer today.

It started when I typed in a web address and hit the enter key and nothing happened. I think tried to click "go" and nothing happened.

However, if I have a link within the window or use my favorites, it works.

Also, I opened "My Computer" and the flashlight just searches for a while to find nothing.

I dont know if the problems are related or what.

Any Help?


A:"Go" On Tollbar Wont Work and My Computer Folder Empty

Here is my hijack results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:09:39 PM, on 10/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Fiberlink\Extend360\WENGINE\wmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ntrtscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Fiberlink\Extend360\ServiceMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\tmlisten.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\pccntmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
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I hope someone can help.

I upgraded my trusty old (very old) Dell small form factor PC to Windows 7.

All seemed well, until I tried to burn a Dual Layer DVD+R with Nero.

I got the message that the disk is not empty.

Tried again with ImgBurn - same message.

I've tried lots of disks, same issue. Have over 500 to use up which is the problem!

Does work with a Verbatim SL DVD+R disk

It's a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L532B ATA Device

Anyone any ideas?


A:Dell SX280 Upgraded now DVD Burner says DL disks "are not empty"

I'm guessing I've either asked the wrong forum, or there is no answer?

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