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White page on desktop short-cuts

Q: White page on desktop short-cuts

I restarted my computer today, and was faced with this?

Does anybody know how to fix this?


A: White page on desktop short-cuts

Hi xSaxby:
Let's try a few things in successive order.
- right click on the desktop and hit 'Refresh', or
- delete the icons and create new ones by navigating to the appropriate Programs folder, right clicking on the appropriate programs icon creating a desktop shortcut, or
- purge and rebuild the icon cache: Open File Explorer > Folder Options > Views to show Hidden System Files. Next, go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local folder and delete the hidden IconCache.db file. Reboot...

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Not sure what has happened. None of the shortcuts or any exe will run from the desktop or from start menu. All the files and folders are still there...I can do a search and find them.

A:Short cuts and .exe will not run from Desktop

Welcome aboard Download and run exeHelper. Please download exeHelper from Raktor to your desktop. Double-click on to run the fix. A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed. A log file named log.txt will be created in the directory where you ran Attach the log.txt file to your next message.Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file).

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I wonder is it possible to click on an app, a tile or anything else connected to the start page side of windows 8 and be able to put it a short cut or Icon on the desktop page for it, so it can be opened from the desktop.

I hope somebody can advise me.


A:Desktop short-cuts windows 8

Right click only one tileclick on Open file locationRight click it in the open folderclick Send to... or Pin to taskbar

Note: If you aren't given the #2 option it is not a Desktop Program
Programs work on the Desktop Screen
Apps work on Modern Screen with address bar at bottom

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I'm running Win XP Home Ed. Upgraded from win ME. I have some "Shareware" on my machine. My problem is I have Reapearing Desktop Short Cuts.

What I mean is There are web advertisement shortcuts appearing on my desktop. I delete them. Every once & a while (day or 2) new web shortcuts reapear for different ad's.

The Web shortcuts send me to links such as the following:

I have searched & seen articles/advice on the netpal adware & other
adwares. I found there IEHelper as well as other adware .dll's

Unreistered them i the registry & deleted them
(actually renamed & moved them at first)

I have a Norton Internet security suite. But nothing is jumping out at me when I look at the firewall log.

The short cuts appear when the computer is starting or restarting. They seem to be on the desktop before any programs load iin the pan. No programs in the startup directory. Nothing jumps out in msconfig.

Any ideas?

A:Reapearing Desktop Short Cuts

Go here:

Download and run HijackThis. Please post the log.

Do not remove anything yet. HT produces a list. Not all entries are harmful. Most are fine.

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Hello Folks. Does any one have an answer as to why my d/top and t/bar short cuts are very slow to initiate some times I have to click them 3/4 times. I have tried the web but nothing jumps out as a solution any help would as always be much appreciated.

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recently strange things happening. Any time I hit some short cuts on the desktop this process re-boots the PC. Any ideas?

thank You

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Most desktop short cuts now appear as MS Money icons and open up to MS Money.

All of a sudden, never happened before.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.60GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 702 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON IGP 345M, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57223 MB, Free - 16774 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 0850
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Solved: Desktop short cuts corrupted

Welcome to TSG,

I see you have marked your thread as Solved, what was the solution for you?

In case you did that by accident and are still having an issue I'll post the following. The most common reason is someone clicked on a shortcut and choose the Open With option and selected a program from the list to open those files. You can restore the default file association by going to the site below and download the "LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix (Restores Default Shortcut Behavior)", extract the ZIP file then double click the file inside it to open/import it and reboot for it to take full effect.

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Hello bleepingcomputer team. I recently removed a malware called platinum anti-virus or something like that using malwarebytes. Now a few days after I got another pop up called malware defense and it keeps returning. I can not run malwarebytes, I tried to install AVG but it wont let me. I am aslo recieving adult link shortcuts on my desktop. I don't know what to do to help this problem please help. Thank you in advanced.DDS LogDDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Administrator at 16:22:35.70 on Sun 01/03/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.396 [GMT -5:00]AV: Malware Defense *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {28e00e3b-806e-4533-925c-f4c3d79514b9}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\STacSV.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcc:\windows\explorer.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:Malware Defense pop up and random desktop short cuts.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates 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.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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hello everyone im thinking i have a virus, me and my wife were without anivirus for almost six months prior to this incident i know its bad but we are scraping the piggy banks. neway i still dont have any protection and we are now paying the price. i have extra icons on my desktop : privacy protector, spywareand malware protection, and error cleaner. my wallpaper on my desktop is now all red with a boihazard symbol. and alot of my admin privlages have been locked. they say that they were block by the admin and i didnt do it. i have no idea what to do i dont know much about computers any help would be great.

A:Admin Previleges Locked Also New Short Cuts On Desktop

There's no need to pay for good anti-virus protection. There are free options available, such as AVG.Try installing AVG and then run a full system scan.

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I tried to install windows 10 - it seemed to work but then all my desktop shortcuts were gone and I couldn't access anything - unless I searched one by one each file....what have I done wrong and why is everything gone ?? I need all my information and couldn't access so I went back to Windows 7

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I am printing a Microsoft Word 2007 document and the numbers are cut off at the bottom of the page. This is using an HP7100 inkjet. Part of the footer is lost as well.

When I change the printer, and print from our Canon ir2018 LASER, everything is printed in its entirety. There are no problems, and that's with me not altering the Word file whatsoever.

I am able to print an Excel spreadsheet using the HP7100 until about 1/4" of the bottom of the page. These page numbers in the Word 2007 are much higher up (physically) and should not be out of the range of the printer considering what it can do for the Excel file.

Lastly, when viewing the document in "Print Preview" in Word, if I have the HP7100 set to print, it does not show that the footer will be printed. If I change the Printer to the Canon, the footer returns. So Print Preview accurately tells me what will be printed based on which printer I select to print from.

Is this an issue in Microsoft Word? How can I print these footers and page numbers from my HP7100?


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i want short cuts for windows 7 to operate all the options without touching the mouse, can u send me?

A:short cuts

hi prashanth2190,

try here Keyboard shortcuts

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I am used to using win 2000. I just got a new computer with XP pro. I usually make shortcuts next to the start button on the taskbar by right dragging to the location and clicking on create short cut here. Doesn’t work with XP. Anyone know how to do this with XP pro?

A:short cuts

use right click. Well which icon/s are you trying to do?

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Is there a way to add short cuts into Media Center. I would like to add Hulu to my Media Center.

A:add short cuts in MC

No body, any body.

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MS works with word is loaded on my PC. Right now I have to open works then word from there. How do I put a short cut just for word on my desktop?

A:short cuts

right click on the programs listing and create shortcut into the taskbar

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windows 7
I can no longer create short cuts on the desk top

A:Short cuts

Hi jamesw,

Can you be a bit more descriptive.

What happens when you try to make a short cut? Are you right clicking the file and choosing Send to the desktop. Are the short cuts that you do make disappearing from the desktop?

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Good day to all you Gurus,
Running XP Home SP2 with AMD Athlon 3200+ and 2 GB Ram.
I had a problem where I could not open any programme whether I clicked on a Desk To Shortcut or used the Start Menu.
I sent it away to a repair shop, they brought it back saying that everything was ok but it is not.
If I click on a shortcut it does not open the programme but puts a duplicate shortcut on the Desk Top. If I open Internet Explorer [6] from the Start Menu I get the message "has to close" and sometimes get a message about Dr Marten [whatever that is].
Next problem. I had to put in all the serial numbers for all Adobe programmes but when I tried to put in the serial number for Adobe Audition it tells me that it is an invalid number. I went in to Control Panel>Ad d/Remove programmes there are TWO listings for Audition. I tried to uninstall them but cannot.
I got in touch with the company that did the repair for me but all they want to do is a complete reinstall of Windows and charge me again which I am reluctant to let them do as they will not do it for free even though they told me that the machine was repaired.
I would appreciate any advice that you can give me.

A:Duplicating Short Cuts

Do you have a XP CD? You could try some repair options

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I can't open any short cuts on my desk top all i can open to get on the net is internet explorer I double click on short cuts and nothing comes up please help me with this problem i have been working on this sence friday

A:desk top short cuts

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2 year old Acer Aspire 5670 LTop running xp. After running a program to clean up my
LT caled RegCure all my Dtop short cuts have stoped working.
All I get is the caption " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder options control panel"
Any help please Trev h

A:desckop Short cuts

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I thought I was having a problem with my gmail short cut, but I find that all my short cuts have stopped working. I am using firefox, but I also tried using IE,and that did not work either. I am able to open my Firefox browser, but all of my sort cuts have stopped working . Any solution to this problem ??

A:win7 short cuts

These "Shortcuts" where are they?

Are they icons on your desktop or links within your browser?

A screenshot may be of help?

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i have a problem with programs on my computer window washer 5 when i click on the short cut to open it nothing happerns if i click it 10 times nothing happerns but if i start say win media player close it and then click on window washer it works!!

am i missing something here is there an option in windows settings to sort this out?

i have win xp pro
thanks in advance

A:problem with short cuts

Try un-installing. Then, after re-booting, re-install. Make sure you don't have open programs running when you re-install.

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Lately i have been having an issue with my hp envy 17t that when i am playing games and need to use any of the F1-F12 keys it goes to the short cut, i like the short cuts but not when im playing. in game i have to use fn to use any of the F keys and if i forget it might open of Micosoft help or something taking me out of my game.  I was wondering if there was a program or something in the settings that will allow me to turn them off when certain programs are running or just when i need to turn them off.  Thank you!

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A:Keyboard Short cuts

 TechSurge wrote:Hey @jet224, I'd be happy to help. Here is the guide for disabling the FN quick keys: HP Notebook PCs - Disable The Fn + Function Key Combination on Certain Models Keep me posted.  If this helps, hit that Thumbs Up, and Accept as Solution.  Cheers,TechSurge.Hi TechSurge Can you please explain me why this feature is not available on one of the top tier producte the HP EliteBook 1040 G3 ?I mean every one of HP' competitor notebooks offers this feature, and most o fthe without having to enter the BIOS/UEFI! thx  

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Hello people...

is there a website to learn all the shorcuts we use when we open the RUN is one...msinfo32...or cmd...etc.

thanks everyone!!!

A:Short Cuts In The Open Run

Good question, take a look:

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Ok here's the deal, hopefully someone can help. Our computer lab is running windows xp. It has Office 2003 installed along with other software. it's also running deep freeze so when a user is done with the computer all we have to do is reboot the pc and it goes back to the original settings. The one computer however something happened, this is the 3rd machine it's happened to and our only solution has been to reformat the computer and reinstall everything. I'm hoping to stop that. What it's doing is all the shortcuts are telling us that the software is not installed, however it is. It shows up in add/remove you can navigate to the c: drive and the folder find the exe, double click on it and it works. Our desktop / start menu / short cuts are all being pulled from the server and every pc was done the same way. Does anyone have a clue how one pc can claim that it's not correct when nothing has changed and it is protected with deep freeze as well.

If i confused anyone please ask.. I'll try to explain it better.

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I have lost the ability to use short cuts after I uninstalled fire fox which was starting to cause problems... Message reads
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. create an association in the folder options panel. I tried to fix this going into folder options with no luck. Can anyone help a poor schmuck like me?

A:Problem with short cuts...

I'm using XP and when I create a problem by installing or uninstalling a program, if other ideas fail, I use System Restore. By chance are you using XP?

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Not all the time, but 5 out of 7 days, a white blank page will appear as a 3/4's window over blocking whatever I am doing which I can select any other window or option on my toolbar and my selection will appear over the white page/window, but I have tried to close everything open and the only thing that remains is this blank white window/page blocking the majority of my desk top. This page has no options in upper right corner to close it or minimize it as well as it doesn't have any indication on my toolbar that it is even open or exists. The odd thing right now by typing this issue out, I tried right clicking on my toolbar and selecting to see my desktop which made the white page go away. Before, I tried everything to get rid if this white box by attempting to shrink it, to right clicking on it to see what pops up which nothing does, and I have tried to left click it and still nothing happens. I use to have to restart my computer to get it off my computer screen but now I guess I will just right click on tool bar and select desk top as that just worked. but I would like to know what is causing this and how to stop it. Ever since I purchased my laptop and started using it, it started to appear but not as frequent so I did not use my one time free phone tech support to solve this issue as I wanted to save it for something possibly worse that I needed immediate help with. Any suggestions, would greatly be available.

A:keep getting a blank white page that covers 3/4's of my desktop

Hi HAPPYGOLUCKY13 welcome to SevenForums

Lets see what is running on your machine .

Can you download the tool below from the PC or another PC and use a flash drive to transfer the program to the bad PC

Click here DDS

Click on Download Now button

Right-click the DDS icon choose Run as administrator to run the tool.

Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs

Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

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I have windows vista and cant create a short cut. First I clicked on a empty space on desk top and tried but that didnt work , then I clicked right on programs and that didnt work. any more ideas . thanks

A:Solved: creating short cuts

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when I started up my computer this morning it loaded things as usual with icons along the bottom that are pinned, but when I clicked on Google it didn't load screen opened up as usual but then nothing. so tried the icon for PayPal and the same thing happened as I check all my icons failed to work so I finally got Google to work by actually typing in the http address for Google. now I find that nothing works I tried to create a short cut and that failed as well
anyone got any ideas
regards theoldwizard

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Hello I have created a VB script to delete specific short cuts in the All Users profile. I have encountered a problem where some user have created there own short cuts and these objects don't exist under the usual All users profile path. Instead they are within that users profile and I am trying to modify my VB script to delete the short cut paths regardless of the profile they exist in is this possible ??

Set objShell1 = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objFSO1 = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

'if shortcut exist on desktop then delete shortcut

IF objFSO1.FileExists("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop" & "\Cyber$ell.lnk") THEN

objFSO1.DeleteFile ("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop" & "\Cyber$ell.lnk")

IF objFSO1.FileExists("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop" & "\OCM.lnk") THEN

objFSO1.DeleteFile ("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop" & "\OCM.lnk")


IF objFSO1.FolderExists("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\start menu\programs\cyber$ell") THEN

objFSO1.DeleteFolder ("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\start menu\programs\cyber$ell")


IF objFSO1.FileExists("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\start menu\programs" & "\Outbound Campaign Manager.lnk") THEN

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A:Deleting Short Cuts with VB script.?

Yes. But why do it the hard way? Do a recursive delete for that link using a command prompt. Start in the Document and settings folder. You can do a script either doing the same recursive search and delete. Or you can use WMI to get the locations of all User profiles' reading the registry and then looking for the lnk and deleting it.

There are several ways to do this.

Also, you are assuming they are naming the shortcut as you think. But they can get around that too. You might want to check the path and get the name of the file it leads to as a triple check.

There's a lot to consider when writing a script.

What language are these systems? If not English, then the path you wrote is not necessarily correct. You can use the SpecialFolders function scripting provides to get certain folder locations.

Plus, if looking for more than one file, you might consider using an array and iterating through that. In the future, if you want to redo this, then just adding one more item to an array would be easier than redoing several lines of code.

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Have some shortcuts that will not let me remove them from my start menu, Word , Power Point,OutLook,and Publisher? Any Ideas ? Have right clicked and right clicked and selected remove from this list atleast 5 times which I know is 4 to many.

A:Solved: Unmoveable Short cuts ?

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I would like to know how do I go about erasing or deleating items from the dropdown list of places which appear in the search window for search windows like Google and Yahoo. Thanl you Ray.

A:Internet Explorer Short cuts.

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my shortcut icons on my pc do not work on most of the icons,,2 of them do,,alsowhen replying to a tag in an email,,that to will not go to it

A:short cuts dont work

If you're talking about shortcuts to URLs, make sure Internet Explorer is set as your default browser, if it's the main browser you're using all the time:

Setting the Default Web Browser in Windows Vista


If all your shortcuts are misbehaving, try the following:

Try this fix: LNKfix

Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the .REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

Reboot the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.

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So yeah, yesterday I let a brother of mine attempt to fix a virus-infection on my computer. He said it should've been fixed, but when I logged on not 15 minutes ago, my bottom task bar and short-cut icons won't start up. Not to mention, the only reason I'm communicating with this computer is through the use of my task manager.

I don't think it's a result of the vundo infection (which appears to still be around) as all that stuff was still available, so I guess the moron must've deleted one of the start-up files or something, as that's all that really appears to be the problem. Regardless, I didn't try to fix the problem as really, I have no idea what to do, although if my brother was trying to remove a virus, I can imagine [B]HijackThis, Malwarebytes, and AVG 8.5 were his primary tools.

Here's a link to a screenshot of what my screen currently looks like (I didn't have a background to begin with):
(I know that ending the explorer.exe process creates a similar situation and can be dealt with by simply restarting your computer, but this seems to be different as it's clearly in the screenshot)

Here's some of my system information with the help of Belarc Advisor:
Computer: Compaq Presario V6000 laptop

Operating system:
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

1.73 gigahertz Intel Celeron M 430
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

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A:Task-bar and Short-cuts not showing up upon log-in

Hello Micmaq

Your symptoms are typical of Vundo and the like infections.

Can you start explorer from Task Manager?
File/New task (Run) and type in

If you can get up and running that way I think you should seek help in the Virus Removal forum
Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.


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I downloaded from microsoft download site a few downloads, ati driver update, windows update etc. and after my display was reduced to the lowest resolution. It said the ATI driver was not working. I tried to get a driver however I couldnt get anything done with the low resolution screen. So I went to restore and restored the system to a restore point. Then I got my resolution back however nothing on the display except the display theme. No short cuts or task bar. Now what? Help please. XP, ATI All in Wonder 9000, ASUS P4P 800 SE mother board.

A:No short cuts on display after downloads

Well I rebooted my system again for the fifth time and let it sit there for about an hour and when I came back the restore dialog box was there and said your system was restored back to the point I put in. Go figure! Well it works! I dont know exactly what happened but it works fine and I redownloaded a few updates and they all took and rebooted fine. I have no idea what happened! Anyway it works!
Mahalo and Aloha,

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The icons or shortcuts on my home screen are not working, I keep getting sent to media center.

A:My homepage short cuts are not working

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Hi all,My PC has gotten Stupid During start-up I would occasionally get a message that Windows had to use a back-up copy of my registry and it was successful. This concerned me a little but my system always started and ran fine after this message.Then after one of these start-up registry messages, my Desk top Icons and all of my program short cuts (even when using Start, All Programs) were changed. They no longer launch the programs. I get a message window pop-up that says Windows doesn?t know what program this file should run with. I checked the short cut properties and all of the file types are now .LNK files. They are no longer recognized as shortcuts. Even if I install a new program, the short cut created for it is the same, an .LNK file.I can run all of my programs but have to open the shortcut properties and then ?Find Target? to get the .exe files to launch the program. This has become a minor inconvenience but I am concerned about bigger problems that may exist. The only two programs not affected are Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.I run Norton Virus scan once a week and three different spy ware programs once a week.Any help would be greatly appreciated.ThanksChris

A:Program Short Cuts Corrupted

I believe that TweakUI has a "Rebuild Icons" function. It's available for free here:

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I have windows 7 and would like to put icons on my desk top, I keep getting an error message.
Can not create short cut, disk is full.
If anybody can Help.
Thanks Ken

A:desk top short cuts windows 7

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How do I disable windows 7 keyboard shortcuts?

I have Win7 Home premium

The short I want to disable is control+alt+(left or right arrow) that flips the monitor.

A:How to disable Win7 short cuts?

nevermind, turns it it was my graphic card that had the hotkey.

If anyone wants to know for future reference:

Go to desktop
Right click
select Graphic options

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I delete two short cuts from the desktop and delete them from the recycle bin. Next time I boot up - lo and behold - there they are again.

The shortcut is a search engine through Internet Explorer. Every time I actrivate it, the default address is a site that is NOT WANTED. So I clear history, reset the default web page to 'use blank', delete cookies and temporary internet files. Close all and restart. Like magic they (the short cuts and unwanted page reference in history) still appear.
Any help will be appreciated.

A:Deleted Short Cuts Windows XP 200 pro


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How can I automate this, or at least make it easier? Is there a program for it?

I work for an adult literacy group.
A church group recently gave refurbished computers to students in our classes. Some of these students are still learning their abc's; some are nearly ready to study for the GED.

The machines have Win98 or WinME and MS Works. That's all. Hard drives are usually small - about 2 gig. No tech support comes with the machines - the student has to find a friend to help - sometimes even to learn to use the mouse!

I have downloaded a lot of educational freeware. I have programs that will run from a cd, run if moved to the hard drive (because they write data), and do all the varieties of "install" that freeware does. I sorted them into directories such as spelling, math, geography, etc., then burned them onto a data cd. Nothing is still zipped.

I was able to install most of the 50+ freeware programs onto one student's machine myself. It took hours, mostly from having to make and sort shortcuts to the applications, and clean up temp files and such. (The people who help these students install what they need will qualify for sainthood.) Some of the programs need a speech engine, VB runtime, PowerPoint viewer,etc.

I want to be able to run as many of these things from a cd as possible - to save hard drive space. I want all the programs to have shortcuts in folders on the program list on the start button. I want to write a step-by-step ReadMe that ... Read more

A:short cuts to freeware on education cd

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In the process of trying to create keyboard short cuts, the following
message comes up:"Unable to save changes to (Program Varies).
Access is denied. My path is > Create short cut to desktop > Right
click icon > Click properties > Click shortcut tab > Set keys > Click
apply > Click OK. Need some advise....

A:XP Home-Keyboard short cuts

I see several persons have read your posting but no one has responded.

I have personnally never encountered the error or seen anything written on it.

Can you please check the details you posted.

I found the following from Windows Help that may help:

To specify shortcut keys for specific programs
Before beginning this procedure, please refer to the documentation that came with the program to verify a shortcut was installed.

Open My Computer.
Locate the program file (.exe) or the program's shortcut icon. Right-click the program file or shortcut, and then click Properties.
Click the Program tab for an MS-DOS program or the Shortcut tab for a Windows program.
With the cursor in the Shortcut key box, select the keyboard key you want to use in combination with CTRL+ALT. Shortcut keys automatically start with CTRL+ALT. The Shortcut key box will display None until you select the key and then the box will display Ctrl+Alt+the key you selected. You cannot use the ESC, ENTER, TAB, SPACEBAR, PRINT SCREEN, SHIFT, or BACKSPACE keys.

To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
Once you assign a shortcut key combination for a specific program, you will not be able to use that key combination with other programs. For a list of shortcut keys used by this version of Windows, click Related Topics.
If you forget the key combination for your shortcut, you can follow steps 2 through 3 and review your shortcut keys.
Using shortcut keys to open programs can o... Read more

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I have a white overlay with the right corner folded down over normal desktop icons what could have caused this and how do I fix it? Any help would be appreciated.Thanks

A:Solved: White page overlay on desktop icons

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2 days ago Daniel posted an article on how to remove shortcut arrows on Windows 10 desktops. I was able to hide the arrows. However, I got two updates. I installed them & restarted the system. After restarting I got these.
I ignored & finished my work & I saw that everything was normal. Sometime after explorer restarted and those black squares re-appeared! I've waited again but this time they didn't disappear.
What's the solution?

A:Why am I seeing black boxes instead of no arrows on short-cuts?

Try reverting the process and redoing it.

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Hello, here is a link to the original threadOriginal PostI have been asked to supply logs aswell which are attached. Although I followed your guide and when I went to use GMER the only things I could uncheck were services, registry and files aswell as the drives on my computer. The rest were greyed out including show all. However, i ran the scan and attached the results anywayThankyou for your help*** As an update***So as I explained in my other post I formatted my c: drive which seemed to fix the issue. But then when I plugged in the infected USB hard drive into my housemates vista laptop. The Recycler folder with the 686c1039.exe.exe inside reappeared. However, the laptop's virus checker popped up said there was a trojan and removed it. Now I have plugged the same hard drive back in the school computer and the recycler folder has not re appeared nor are my folders shortcuts. School computers are windows 7, they have xp computers aswell so i shall try on them too later Dylan

A:Computer changing folders to short cuts

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Recently been enjoying the new dx12 Froza game but is there a way to do decent desktop shortcuts. I have it some how pinned to my start menu but even then the icon is blank or solid white. A nice Desktop shortcut with icon would be nice right?

A:Short cuts for windows store games

I notice that even if you create shortcuts for the universal apps, when you apply an update to the app the shortcut breaks. REALLY annoying. So much for creating a shortcut on the desktop to Edge or other apps.

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I just got a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad L420) with Windows 7, and I cannot get any of the short cuts to work, not even simple copy and paste. Does anyone know how to enable all shortcuts?

Thanks, Angela

A:No keyboard short cuts working whatsoever

Welcome to Seven Forums Angela.
Some laptop/netbook/notebook computers have a FN key to use in conjunction with other keys to be enabled. I'm not familiar with the L420 and could not find a manual for it.
I would:
1. Check the documentation you received with it.
2. Call the seller/Lenovo for help.

It may be you have a bad one, I wouldn't think a new machine would have the keyboard functions "turned off".

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I have a spreadsheet of data that I am going to turn into a pivot table. I need to select all the data in the spreadsheet, instead of selecting and highlighting all of the data manually, is there a command shortcut that will do it for you?

A:Excel short cuts in selecting a table

if you want to select all the data on a worksheet you can hold Ctrl and then press Ais this what you are asking or am i missing something?

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All my local desktop shortcuts work. ( those to programs in the computer).
Suddenly, none of those that connect to the internet will work. I get a pop up that gives the url and says "application not found" (nothing else).

I can copy the url from properties and paste it into an address bar and it works fine, but I don't want to do this every time. It was suggested that I make sure my default browser was set to IE. I did that, but it didn't help.

I am almost computer illiterate. If I need to add more information, I will
try to do so.

Thanks in advance,


A:[SOLVED] short cuts wont work

Hi there and welcome to TSF.
First, I notice that your problem is about Vista but you give your OS as XP. Does this problem relate to a different machine?
It's possible that you may be infected. What antivirus and antimalware programs do you have? Also, have you scanned for malware recently?

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I am running windows 7 professional with the free version of AVG fully updated and ive had this virus for about a week and what happens is it changes all my folders on any usb plugged into my computer to shortcuts.

Originally, I accidently opened a bad mail attatchment from kingdom of loathing and my compuyter kept comming up with critical system errors, basically a scareware and it changed all my folders on my computer to shortcuts, i couldnt access regedit or any applications and when I clicked on a shortcut folder a dos prompt would come up and dissapear. So I formatted my computer and all my external HDD's and it fixed my computer anyway.

Now, every time i plug in a usb stick or external hard drive it changes the folders. I did some research and managed to get the folders back and found a suspicious folder on every usb stick called RECYCLER inside it is an .exe called 686c1039.exe and a desktop.inf I have tried, AVG anti virus, Malwarebytes, spyware search and destroy and none could detect it. I also used autorun.inf eater which found a bad autorun.inf on all the external drives, which It deleted. However, when it deleted it and i took out the HDD then plugged it back in the RECYCLER folder and the autorun.inf come back. I should also not a file which I beleive is an .exe (with a recycle bin icon) appears occasionally.

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A:Computer changing folders to short cuts

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.

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i receive this message when trying to open a desk top shortcut i have windows xp message i receive this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action create an association in the folder options control panel

A:problem with opening short cuts on desk top

mprascak said:

i receive this message when trying to open a desk top shortcut i have windows xp message i receive this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action create an association in the folder options control panelClick to expand...

What is the target or file extension of that shortcut you are clicking on?


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Hi my computer seems to be shutting off randomly and short cuts on the desk top that I click on say the program or path is missing.  Any help or what I should do would be great.  Thanks.

A:Computers turning off and short cuts missing

Any suggestions by anyone of what I can run....

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Hi not sure the name of these but i guess they short cut icons, when you click Start All Programs. Just wounding can you put a new heading in there. Like i got games so i just drag and drop all my games in there and i have Accessories/System tool and i drag all my PC scans and maintenance programs. I want to create a few headings like burning and chat.
Running XP Pro
thanks for your time Doj

A:Start/All Programs create new short cuts/icons

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I was cleaning up my registry the other night using CCleaner and Easy Cleaner. Now my Short Cuts to file folders do not work any more. When I double click on them, I get the hour glass for a few seconds then nothing. Short cuts to program files and internet pages work fine. I have tried to delete and recreate the folder short cuts but still no work. System restore (for some reason) will not let me go back to before the Reg cleaning.

A:Short cuts to file folders stop working

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A week a go I found the folders on my desk top had all turned into short cuts. The contents had all disapeard but for some green stuff that looked like Java script in some.
I tried to run a system restore, but once it was complete, there was nothing in the folders. Then I most probly made a mistake in runing a cleaner programme deleting temp files etc.

I have used the internet since but I am concerned that a virus might still be lurking around. I have a flash stick with some info on it but I do not want to plug it into the computer just in case.


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Recently had a problem with my computer, not sure if it's related, but it seemed to occure after I set up a wireless router btween my desk top (wired) and my DSL modem to accomodate a new wireless lap top.

I left my PC on one night to return in the morning to find my desk top had been changed to some sort of 'active' web page (which wanted me to buy some sort of malware detection software).

My PC sufferes from the following symptoms:

I can no longer right click on any desk top item (other than the tool bar) and bring up a context senstive menue (though I CAN right click to Marquee sompth) (nor can I select a desk top Icon and hit the menue key on the keyboard)

all desk top short-cuts & files I create are duplicated (with the exception of 'my computer' 'my documents' 'microsoft outlook' (office links in general) and the recyce bin) - for example, if I save a msword file to the desk top, it will appear twice, if I delete on, it lets me, but then there is still the other instance there and I cannot delete IT because windoze cannot find the file

navigating to display options under control pannel and I can no longer change my desk-top back ground, I can ONLY change color. I cannot 'reset active desktop' either. Further, I cannot select any image from the list of possible desk top back grounds and the 'browse' option is greyed out.

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A:"cloned" desk top short cuts, Right click function gone

I don't see how installing a router (wireless or wired) can cause your desktop to be altered.

See if you can remove the check mark that enables "show web content on my active desktop" in the "web" tab of "display".

You're saying the ad is appearing on the desktop and not in a browser window?

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        I just lost my desk top and start menu short cuts while installing a plugin from internet. It was a flash supporting plugin. I don't know what happened after installation. Anyway, antivirus that I installed in my lap showed that Some malware found after it's installation.
I don't know what to do.......
Pleas, help me????????

A:Lost my desk top and start menu icons and short cuts!

From where did you download the flash support plugin? Have you tried checking to see if maybe the Show Desktop Icons option is selected?
1. Right click desktop
2. Select "View" and then "Show Desktop Icons"
3. Make sure it is checked sometimes after updates this option will get reset.

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I'm new to the forum and hope to get some help as I somehow got infected.  I have down loaded and ran RKill, Unhide, Spybot, tdsskiller, and done a full scan with MSE all which have failed to identify any threats.   Malwarebytes will not load but is still in C drive program file. Chameleon will start, but after the driver is loaded and it says it is killing malicious processes I get a "run-time Error 372 failed to load control 'WebBrowser' from ieframe.dll"   Upon trying to down load it stopped with Error "could not uninstall shortcut: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\\ Windows Repair(All in One).lnk"  Upon trying a second time the firefox browser went crazy and would have tried to down load hundreds of the program until I had to shut the browser down without it loading the program.  Ihave also lost the ability to do screen shots.
IE will not open from the desktop and I am also unable to save any of the down loads to the desktops as these windows don't come up.
Unfortunately I failed to make a copy of my registry after I did a reinstall of the OS when I had a HDD failure a couple of months ago(it was not a HDD virus).  Start up seems normal and I can boot to safe mode and have the recovery console is present.  I did try to restore the computer to 3 days prior to noticing that IE didn't work without it changing the present status of things.  I rarely use IE as a browser so ... Read more

A:Unknown virus has disabled malwarebytes, short cuts and won't allow IE to start

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.
If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.
Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:
IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools.Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.  It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.Some Rookit infection may damage your boot sector. The Windows Recovery Console may be needed to restore it. Do not bypass this installation. You may regret it.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

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Perhaps too trivial a question for this group, but I could use the help...

Word allows you to use tab to increase and shift tab to decrease the level of indentation in a list/outline list. It used to work just fine, and has all of a sudden stopped working. The machine and software is the same and I did not knowingly change anything. I have looked through the options and have also looked for help without success.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Solved: Word indentation short cuts - Tab & Shift Tab do not work

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The problem is this. On a network. Upgraded from NT to XPsp2. Used old profile - desktop admin.

When XP startmenu (simple) is used, clicking on the All Programs does not pop up all the rest of the programs (they are there, in the right place). shortcuts in /documents and settings/%userprofile%/Start Menu/programs/

When classic menu is used, no shortcuts appear above the line (shortcuts in Start Menu root -- /documents and settings/%userprofile%/Start Menu)

The image shows the lack of shortcuts above the line in classic mode.

How can I fix this?

A:XP Start menu riddle no short cuts above line (classic) and no all programs (simple)

How long since you upgraded fro Windows NT?

What service pack did you have installed for Windows NT?

Could we get some system spec's for your computer?

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I have HP ProBook 430 G1 with pre-installed Windows 7 Professional 64bit. After clean system installation I have resized Windows partition and created new partition for Ubuntu. I also removed HP_Tools partition. After that (I don't know if it happend before resizing partition) when I start Windows and restart it from Start menu I got black screen with white short strips. I see it for about 10-15 seconds and Windows start normally. It happens after choosing Windows from boot menu but before Windows logo appears.
It only happens after system restart. It doesn't happen when I start system for the first time after turning on computer.
I uploaded photograph of the screen as an attachment.
Anyone has any ideas what causes this problem?

Now, after I was hitting F8 to start safe mode this screen appears everytime - no matter if I start or restart computer.

A:Black screen with short white strips after Windows restart

GRUB issue

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My OS is Windows 7, My problem is I've tried to load a website on (Chrome , IE, Firefox ) and for example pinterest is one on the many sites that not load correctly.It will load the header and show a white page on tab and all links are blank will not load. I'm defiantly not a tech girl so please be patient with me Thanks in advance !

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Back button and history used to keep web pages for off line use. Now, only a short cut is provided. I have a very slow modem speed so this slow me down considerably. Thank you

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I wonder if it's possible to create a short command for "next page"? Meaning like instead of clicking next when you want to go through a site you just use the short command mabye associated with and F key.

A:Next page short command

Hello Mr.Scaleo please try using Alt+left arrow key.

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HI All
This is the second call for assistance !
I'm on page 15 jan.16th. robert 1945 " I can't create a short cut to my desk top '

I still have the same problem ? If I find a link on a web page I click on file left top
scroll down to (SAVE AS ) my location box appears I click on desk top
the screen appears with the name of the page. Just below this in a file type box, it reads, "whole web page"
I click save . This does not go to the desktop screen. But I will find it listed in the document?
So then I click on thisin the document's, a box appears saying windows can't find this page.
I go back to the document's and right click on the web name again and "create a short cut" comes, up I press shortcut and this will go to my desktop, BUT then again I click on the desk top icon for this page and again the window pops up with the little flashlight saying Windows can't find this page

I have tried everything sugested back on January 16th page 15 and this has no results
perhaps someone might have run into this problem. I tried asking on a forum called Sillyog701 This forum is for people who use Nestcape as their Browser.
I have had no luck there either.
Robert 1945

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i have to insert in a Sharepoint's page a list of links. Some of this link have a long url, it's long over 255 characters and i tried to use Gooogle Shortener or Tiny to abbreviate its.

So, in my computer the redirect to long URL is correct and it works. But in another computer (with the same internet connection, it's the company network) the short URL redirects to an Error Page "Network access message - the page cannot be displayed".

The url of the Error Page is the short URL (sorry but i can't offer you a screenshot).

How can i resolve? Why in my computer i see the correct URL and instead not in another?

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ok, 2nd try trying to post this...It disconnected when I tried to submit. I have a custom build desktop with a Linksys AE3000 WiFi dongle on Win 8.1 Pro...and lately my network cuts in and out. I'm not sure why...but It is only on my desktop. What could be going on? Any help is appreciated. if you need any more information, just ask

A:Desktop's Wireless Cuts out randomly

Is the USB wifi on the back or front of the desktop? What is the mfg & model of the gateway/router? What does netsh wlan show all in the command window show for signal quality.

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hi .. i got a problem with my desktop like in this topic ""
and i did what teacup61 say and i also got my desktop back the normal
but my mitFraudFix log is differentt and i also have a message near the windows clock "16:37: VIRUS ALERT!"

my mitFraudFix log is this

SmitFraudFix v2.329

Scan done at 12:26:37,59, s b 05/07/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Magn?lia\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [vers?o 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

???????????????????????? Process

C:\Arquivos de programas\GbPlugin\GbpSv.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\NitroPC\NitroPC.exe
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A:White Desktop - File:///c:/windows/privacy_danger/index.htm, Problem With Desktop

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Carolyn and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. HijackThis logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that it happens. Please do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please reply to this thread, do not start another!Please tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Please tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Please try as much as possible not to run anything while executing a fix.If you follow these instructions, everything should go smoothly. I am sorry that we were unable to reply to your post sooner. The forums have been very busy. If you are still in need of assistance, please do the following:Download and install HijackThis Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop.Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe to install it.By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .Click on Install.It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.Copy/Paste the log to your next reply please.
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A while back I updated my sound drivers because of an audio issue in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Battlefield would suddenly lose all audio in the middle of a match, and the audio would come back if I quit the program and went back in. Now, after updating my drivers, almost every game is acting like this, and there are more frequent crashes. Then, on rare occasion, certain parts of the UI in some of my games would completely disappear! I would like to know how to fix this issue!
List of games which I have seen the audio bug in:

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Beat Hazard
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Poker Night at the Inventory
Supreme Commander 2

List of games with video bugs:
Battlefield: Bad company 2
Poker Night at the Inventory

More frequent crashes:
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
TESIV: Oblivion

Please help!

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My company just migrated from Novell to Active Directory. I am new to Windows. I am the local LAN Administrator. I am told to create 2 short cuts as follows: and a mapped shared drive: \\something\myfolder
and put these two shortcuts on the Human H\Resource Users' desktop when they login. I am thinking about creating a Human Resource Desktop group so that when someone who is assigned to this group would get the two shortcuts. Since I am new to Windows, I don't know how to do this. Please advice. Much appreciated.

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how do u make desktop short cut of log off?

A:desktop short cut, log off?

There you go. Log Off Shortcut - Create

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Hiya People...Ive just installed Windows 10 & trying to get accustomed to it, now one thing is bugging me and thats i cant seem to create a Desk Top Shortcut whilst on a website, its only gives me 3 options when I right click as below:
Select all
Inspect element
View source

A:How to create a Short Cut on Desktop?

This is the way I do it;
1. Move your cursor to the address bar of the website that you are on
2. Left click on the address to highlight the entire address
3. Right click and copy the address
4. Minimize the screen
5.Anywhere on your desktop, just right click the mouse and you will see a little menu
6. Go down to new, choose shortcut
7. Where it says type the location of item then you paste what you just copied and hit next
8. In the next screen label your shortcut and then hit finish
This little trick also works for files that you need access to a lot.

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I folks I bought the manual Master Windows XP master Visually
to find out why all of a sudden I can't click on a web page and relocate it to my desk top.

It will go into my documents " but " when I click on this item in the document file, it shows a flash light looking in the file and can't be found?

This just started this past week ?

A:I can't create a short cut to my desktop

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my desktop short cut icons changed to msword icon after I selected this to open a file from windows explorer and can't change them back to correct icon

A:desktop short cut icons

This might solve the problem for you

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My desktop icon shortcuts all seem to work OK except for e-bay UK. When I click on that i get a page that says at the top banner Navigation Cancelled Internet Explorer and the tab says res://ieframe.dll/navcancl.htm and in the main body the words navigation to the web page was cancelled.

This stays on the screen as a strip on the left for about 4 seconds then the e-bay loads and works fine. It wont let the page open in full screen despite what I try although when e-bay loads it is in full page. Anyone know whats happened please.

I am using AOL, XP Home, IE7

A:Desktop Short Cut Problem

Further to the above, I have re-booted (should have thought of that b4) and the page opens correctly but try as i might I cannot get it to open full page. Any ideas how i can get e-bay to open full page automatically.

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Help all the desktop shortcut Icons on my pc are the same.

A:All Desktop short cut Icons same

Hello Mooshy

Could you give a better description of the problem please.

Have all the icons changed?
Do they all open the same link?

Had you just installed or updated anything before this happened?

What exactly do you mean?


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Which is the short key in XP and W2K for displaying Desktop during working in any other programs? Although we can do same by enabling quick launch.

A:Short key for displaying Desktop?


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whenever i open up IE it always shows a white page and never loads my home page. it is not my internet connection b/c my internet works on Firefox. This is a guess but the problem might be that whenever i start my computer, a notice states, "FileRamDriverSys.dll not found." any suggestions?

A:White page for!!

Can you navigate to any web pages manually? meaning, can you type in or something and get there? if not, you can click on "start", go to "run", type "sfc /scannow". this will check internet explorer files to make sure they're ok. this may ask for your XP disk. let me know how it goes.

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Periodically my monitor just goes blank,what I call "white page".
The only way I have found to get back to normal,is to insert a CD or DVD,where upon an icon appears at the bottom of the screen saying white page.If I right click on this a small window opens saying close,which then restores the normal screen.Is there any way to restore the screen using the keyboard?It seems to happen when I close a web-site with the red X at the right ,top of the screen.Any help would be most welcome. Ricky

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Hello (yet again)

I'm back with another problem, this time, it's with my browser. For some odd reason, the background of every single site I visit is white! And... I don't get why that happens. I think it could be because of a setting on my computer? Or.. something with the HTML stuff.. or something, hehe.. not good with programming languages.. anyways.. heres a picture of MSN and you will see what I mean.

See?? All white.. except for the clickable stuff and others.. Can anyone help?

A:White Page.. Please Help!

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This just started. When i go to the mySpace Home page, nothing loads visibly. If you right click you can look at the source code, which is all there, but the entire page is white. Another page now is occasionally coming in looking like an index file rather than as the full page with photos & graphics. What could be causing this & can it get worse? How can I fix it?

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my computer froze and i had to restart it when it came back i have no desktop icons or shortcuts showing when i go into my doc and setting\desktop i show them all and when i click on them they work. i just can't get them onto my screen again

A:computer froze now i don't have any short cut on desktop

Try this.
Right-click the desktop.
Point to Arrange Icons By.
Click Show Desktop Icons.
If it already checked uncheck. and then recheck.

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It takes about 30-60 to open a excel, word or any office short on my desktop. I have ran avg & mbam on my PC and that did not fix the problem. Also, I have ran a check disk, disk clean up, and a defrag. This still did not take care of the problem. This problem starting happening about two months ago. Before this it never happened. Does any one have any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

A:Office Short Cut Icons on XP desktop

Hi, by 30 or 60 you mean click rights.
There are a couple of thing you can do first
delete the existing shortcuts, then go to start menu, all programs, office, and paste shortcuts one by one

If you still have problem, right click on your desktop, click new click shortcut, click on browser, and go to program files, then microsoft office then office 11, and make a shortcut to i.e. Microsoft word.

Now that the shortcut is made you can customize it and run it, if you have problem, right click on it then click run as and click ok.

Now you also try right clikcing these shortcuts made, click properties, click short cut key near to the bottom, type in h or any other letter
then it will turn into ctrl + alt +h if you press that at the same time it will open the problem.

Other thing you can do is, opening the files from program files, or adding these into the quick launch folder.

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Helle sevenforums

This morning when i got Up to wake My pc from sleep/hibernate, the pc was beeping frequently. The Sound was similar to when i had a faulty stick of Ram, though when i poke the Mouse and click a few Times, the system wakes Up normally and everyting seems to be working Just fine.

What could be the cause og this beeping Sound?

A:Desktop Short beeps while hibernating

I'd imagine it's a ram/ memory issue
Are you using matched set 6gb's is an odd amount did you add 1.. stick to an existing stick or 2 ?

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Hi: I am running Windows XP Home with Internet Explorer Browser. When I click on a icon short cut to the internet on my desktop to open that web page I get a pop up box: Program not found. Type in the Excutable File to be used. Type in box has C:\ . How can I get my icons back to use as short cut to web page. Thanks.

A:Lost Icon Short cut on Desktop.

Go back to the web page you want a shortcut for.
Then when there...right click on the page and select "create shortcut".
It will put the shortcut on your desktop.
Delete the one that is corrupt.

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Seems like it should be similar to XP, right click, delete, delete desktop shortcut. Is a shortcut icon considered a file in Vista because the message asks if you want to delete the file but does not mention the shortcut?


A:Remove Desktop short icons?

It's very same, just a shortcut.

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hey everyone i need help when i try to open a swf file like a flash game it just comes up with a white page, it worked before then one day it just come up with nothing just a white page? can anyone tell me how to fix this problem?

A:Swf files white page?

Please go to the links below to update the following:



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I have an acer aspire one,windows xp home edition version 2002,service pack 3 cpu [email protected] whenever i google a subject the screen comes up blank (white) i have to refresh page to go on to the chosen web page any suggestions thanks

A:white page when searching

Hi and welcome.
Let us have some Pc specs.
Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.

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oracle academy ilearning, is the course i need finish until tomorrow, but i can`t open the page with the question, i`m using google chrome, but i've tried with mozilla and IE too... i called even a fried to see if his page is loading and his page is working

A:white page in browser!

Before doing anything to your computer try turning off the modem / router for 30 seconds. Turn it back on and wait a few minutes. Does the page become accessible?message edited by btk1w1

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I have a new Dell Inspiron i530-114B with GENUINE(HA !!) Windows Vista!! I keep getting a blank white page that pops up randomly more and more often. The only way to get rid of it is going to task manager to switch back to the place I was before or logging off completely.

How can I stop this? It is driving me CRAZY!!!!!
PLEASE HELP Thank you.

A:blank white page

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how come some things dont display on my page??? i need to know, some1 respond please.

A:White box with red x for some things on page

I can tell you what solved my red x problem. I had to upgrade my macromedia/shockwave program. Went to It ran a check and upgraded my shockwave program and ther red x's went away. This is just one of the red x problem solvers. Some said it has to do with the settings on the internet browser. Some say your firewall might be blocking it. Really have no idea other than what I did to mine to solve it. Hope someone else can lend a hand.

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