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Updates completed, Windows Control Panel doesn't work.

Q: Updates completed, Windows Control Panel doesn't work.

I just spent the last 30 hours downloading and installing all the update for 8.1 on my new Acer Laptop. Now the system will not shut down, update will not open and restore does not work. Also the sound system does not work. I've tried the recovery options but all I get is unending aero. Shutdown produces background apps still running and will only work if I physically turn off the power.

I'm at a loss to know what to do next. I did not expect to have these problems with a brand new system and by following all the proper procedures for updating.

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I can never get into control panel. I get an error message that looks like this:

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: unknown
ModVer: Offset: c0002fad

and it says that they will send this directory:


I have included a HJT log that my help. THanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:00:27 PM, on 4/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 4\PopupStopper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Allen\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\4HCR0RO3\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A... Read more

A:Please help me out, control panel doesn't work, HJT log, etc.

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most of the softwares(or what it's called) in control panel doesn't work

when i click on control panel, it works

but after that add or remove, add a hardware, most of them doesn't work

why's that?? can you help me?


A:My Control Panel Doesn't Work

What error does it give if any?
Which ones do not work?
Have you disabled any services or anything in msconfig lately?
If they were working before have you tried to do a System Restore?

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Well I dont know what caused this but I can open the control panel but when I click on something eg. "uninstall a program" or "change the theme" there comes a message saying windows explorer has stopped working, thus restarting explorer.exe

I'm running windows 7 professional 32 bit.

Edit: it also crashes when I reopen the control panel when the control panel is already open.

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I'm running Microsoft professional, Internet Explorer and have a Google toolbar.

All attempts to add software are blocked and the add remove feature in the control panel won't open. For example, I can't update my old version of Itunes because the popup for the update gets blocked. I know about the popup blocker in the Google toolbar, and how to handle that, that isn't the problem. In Internet Options, the security setting is at medium and under the advanced tab I reset all options to default.

A:Add Remove In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What version of IE are you using?

What other security programs do you have on the computer? It's possible that one of them is blocking the pop-ups.

Orange Blossom

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I try to make changes in my internet connections but they never seem to take. I have noticed that the apply button is not in bold letters and I am unable to click on it when I make any changes. Does anyone know what is the cause of this and how I can correct it?

A:Apply Button In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What programme are you using apply to?
Can you provide a path so someone can look at the panel?

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When I click on My Computer either on Desktop or in the Start menu folder, a screen appears as shown here. But I can access these items from the Windows explorer icon on the task bar!!
Also whenever I click on any folder or drive in My computer window, the contents open in a new window and I end up in a large number of windows opened by the time I reach a file or a folder.
How can I fix this?

A:My computer and Control panel icons doesn't work?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sounds like you may have a virus.

If you can, boot into Safe Mode with Networking and run a full virus scan.

Malwarebytes is an excellent choice for this job and you can download it here: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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hi ,
i was trying to fix one of my friends old computer. On that all of a sudden sound stopped working. sound files seems to be playing ,but no output comes through speakers or headphones.
I have done all the basic tests, and evrythng is fine. When i checked in control panel ->sound and audio->voeme tab , device volume ans speaker settings i can't use, it appears like disabled.
Pls note the audio drivers(realtek alc650) are properly installed. I have spent more than a day downloading and reinstalling the drivers and googling to find out the issue. But still in vain. Now i want to try reinstalling XP, but my disks r missing , so i need to give a try in this forum. Pls help.

A:Sound doesn't work (Realtek ac650) and control panel

Look in device manager if the sound device is enabled. If you don't see it, you might need to enable it in bios.

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When I click on "Back up your computer" in Control Panel->System and Security, I get a gui that says "Back up or restore your files" at the top and nothing else. The rest of the window is blank. No "Turn off schedule",
"Create a system image" or "Create a system repair disc" on the left. I've tried a reboot. This is on Windows 7 Pro Service pack 1 (32 bit - 4gb ram). I've been using the backup method for several years. All of a sudden - poof.

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How can I get the Windows 7 Control Panel Backup & Restore link to work? When I click on it it does nothing

A:Control Panel Backup & Restore link doesn't work

Have you run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Either there is a problem in the windows file structure which sfc will check for, or a service the feature depends on has been disabled.
That's about the only two scenarios I can come up with.

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MOD EDIT: In a Windows 8.1 thread an inappropriate part of my (TerryNet) response was "and be prepared to love Windows 10 in which they are preparing to remove almost 100% of any user influence on updates."

The resulting discussion of this has led to a thread hijack. I am attempting to make amends by moving the discussion here. END MOD EDIT

TerryNet said:

...... and be prepared to love Windows 10 in which they are preparing to remove almost 100% of any user influence on updates.......Click to expand...

Terry, you are scaring me........ Do you have a link to more info on the subject?

Typically, I recommend that Users set MS Updates to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them". Surely MS cannot take this option away from Users.....? Or can they.....


A:Future of Windows Updates and Control Panel?

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Hi has anyone got any ideas to help me with a few problem on my computer please. First when you start computer up it always comes up with Microsoft Intellipoint has stopped working. Then it comes up with Windows cant check for updates and then when you click on the icon it flashes up very quickly with a blank box and the dissapears straight away.

The other problem which im not sure is interconnected is that When i click on Control panel it opens fine, then if i go for instance System and Maintenance it will open as normal again but will not allow me to access any of the commands ie system performance etc it does this with all the icons on the control panel you click and it makes a click noise and nothing happens at all.

And finally and at this point must say sorry for going on but if i click on Windows Updates it flashes up and dissapears straight away.

Im just learning about computers so all ive done so far is run virus checks and nothings showing up. I run AVAST 4.8 HOME EDITION and along side it run PC Tools Spyware Doctor. Ive also tried turning them off to see if i can access Control panel but to no avail.

Any help would be greatfully recieved. Many Thanks Jon

A:No Access To Windows Updates Or Control Panel

Greetings Sir, {Satire} ( I refuse to talk to Barney Rubble)

Enough with the satire, has anyone else used the computer that you know of?
this initially sounds like a virus, diagnostic settings, or something called
Group Policy. These are some possibilities.

You may want to start by reading the threads about Hijack This to determine
if a virus is present.

If you find however that no virus is present, you may want to press F8 while the
system is coming up, and go into the administrator account. From there click the
Windows Logo Key + R which will bring up the "Run Dialog Box"

Type msconfig in the drop down area and make certain that normal start up is selected.
Click "Apply" , "OK" and reboot your computer. Please do not attempt to configure
other settings here as this may cause undesired results.

Finally, if the first two options don't work, you may want to read about Group Policies
but this is probably overkill for the issue you're having. If none of these works, I would
recommend wiping your PC and Starting fresh, which would entail backing up your documents.

I forgot to ask, is this a New computer? Is it running windows Vista for sure? Have you had
any several minor issues up to this point?

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It may be totally unrelated but after downloading windows  upgrade (sorry I meant updates to windows 7 home edition) control panel, computer, utorrent, any browser helper apps, and windows games no longer open.   Instead I get a message that says:  windows cannot access the specified device.  I ran malware bytes and it came back with no issues.  I thought about eliminating the upgrades but I can't access control panel.  Thanks for any help.

A:cannot open control panel after downloading windows updates

Hello -Download Screen317 Security Check and save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt* Please post the contents of that document.NOTE: If you get any warning from antivirus or internet programs, please ignore them. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:* Report IE Proxy Settings* Report FF Proxy Settings* List content of Hosts* List IP configuration* List Winsock Entries* List last 10 Event Viewer log* List Installed Programs* List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)* List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. (result.txt) Thank You -

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Vista x64 SP1
Intel Core i7 920
6gb ram crucial (2gb strips)
High end video card (i forgot b/c I am so stressed)
(purchased May 5, 09)

I was having issues before with installing updates. I tried the rename "SoftwareDistribution" trick and it worked briefly. Then I started having major issues that I traced backed to some rogue software (Rollback Rx Pro - AVOID!!). After uninstalling this, I tried to access updates. Still no dice. After I click on the Update link it just stalls. Ten minutes later - still no action.

I tried the Vista Startup Repair. It said there were no issues. Plz help.

A:Cannot access Windows Updates in Control Panel - computer Stalls

1.First try re-register Windows Update How do I reset Windows Update components?
2.Run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges (right click on this file as admin) and type

sfc /scannow

3.if no help run this tool:Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate, and for Windows 7 Release Candidate

and find file C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log

apart of them in cmd.exe runned with administrative previlliges type:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

on your desktop appear file sfcdetails.txt.
Find also file C:\Winsdows\WindowsUpdate.log

Make also log from everything by using VistaInfoTool

All files:WindowsUpdate.log,sfcdetails.txt,CheckSur.log and log from VistaInfoTool pack to *.zip and upload on Speedy Share - upload your files here

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I'm trying to intstall updates for Windows 7 in Control Panel/Check for updates/Install Updates, but Upgrade to Windows 10 is on screen and I can't seem to proceed without the update. I already tried it and I don't like it so backed out. I don't want to upgrade and want it off of my computer. How do I remove it and all the components associated with it? I only use it for personal use, email, Facebook, a few games, etc. and not for business. 10 was too confusing and there's no one over my shoulder teaching me a new system and where all my stuff went.

A:Remove Update Windows 10 from Control Panel Check For Updates

Hello hansarose, and welcome to Ten Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to disable and remove the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1

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Multiple issues. "Windows can't check for updates", Control Panel won't open, Internet Explorer issues

SysInfo does not return any values.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:55:55 PM, on 1/9/2011
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16982)
Boot mode: Safe mode
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = file://c:\windows\system32\blank.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = file://c:\windows\system32\blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Zynga Toolbar - {7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822} - C:\Program Files\Zynga\tbZyn0.dll
O2 - BHO: SnagIt Toolbar Loader - {00C6482D-C502-44C8-8409-FCE54AD9C208} - C:\Program Files\TechSmith\SnagIt 8\SnagItBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: StumbleUpon Launcher - {145B29F4-A56B-4b90-BBAC-45784EBEBBB7} - C:\Program Files\StumbleUpon\StumbleUponIEBar.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec NCO BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\\coIEPlg.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - ... Read more

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Hello to the community. I am glad you all are here to help us less technologically savey folks.

ok. My computer was attacked the other day. I have Norton Antivirus and it seemed like it caught it. I did a full system scan again Norton caught some Trojan (witch caused the pop ups to stop) and told me to restart to complete the clean.

When I did I got this message in an error box.....

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this task. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

I went to that option but have no idea how to "create an association". I also tryed to restart with the last known good configuration in the safe start menu. It did not work. Also when the error message came up the picture I have for my back ground goes away. Then when i hit OK on the error box I just have a blue back ground.

Do I still have a virus? Does anyone here know how to "create an association" for my control panel files? Oh yeah the task manager has been disabled by the administrater also. I have no idea how to do that so.

Hope to here from someone on this soon. and thanks again for this site.


A:Windows XP home Control Panel wont work.

Who is the administrator for this system? Who owns this system?


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Hi all,
I am having major problem with my new Vista based laptop.

Whilst setting it up I seem to have been infected with spyware/adware/malware and whislt it is now clean thanks to a combination of Norton, Registry Mechanic and Spyware Doctor when I try to use control panel or windows explorer it opens momentarily and then closes automatically without being able to see any icons etc

I have tried system restore but this won't work on any restore point as it comes across and unexpected error.

I am at a loss what to do, the Compaq laptop came with Vista preloaded so I cant reload, I am worried as because my laptop was working ok after transferring all my files from my old laptop I havent had chance to make a backup and the files on my old laptop have been deleted to re build that for my son.

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Explorer, Control Panel or any system programs won't work

Hello Steve J W

Welcome to TSF

It is possible that the behaviour your experiencing is still related to a virus

Can you please Look over the First Steps At Removing Malware



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I was swamped with virus recently. I removed most of it... but my mouse Right CLICK doesnt work on Windows Explorer and Control Panel, though it works fine on all other applications and desktop. I have run McAfee, Kaspersky, MicroTrend etc... but still it doesnt work. The fact that it works in 'SAFE' mode, makes me wonder if there is still some Virus on my system [Windows 2000].

I am posting the HijackThis log below..... Can someone please help. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:07:16 PM, on 5/13/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsof... Read more

A:Right CLICK doesnt work on Control Panel and Windows Explorer

Hello rajarsi and welcome to TSF,

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad since you will not have any of browsers open while you are fixing this.. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. Again, you should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link doesn't work) and install it. Do not run it yet.

Download CWShredder at and run it. Click on 'I Agree' button if you agree with it. Click on 'Fix' (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you) and OK. If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here. Let it finish the scan and then hit Next and Exit.

Click here to download ETRemover. Unzip it, but don't run it yet.

Reboot your system in Safe Mode (By repeatedly tapping the F8 key until the menu appears).

Run ETRemover.exe now. When it's done, follow the prompts, but don't restart yet. Do the ... Read more

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I can't use my Control with any other key to copy, cut, paste, or
bring up task manager.

Help please and thanks, Mary

Here is my hijackthis text file.

A:Control/C Control/V control/alter/delete doesn't work

Mary, keyboard problems are not invariably software or malware-related. First things first - what OS are you talking about ? XP, Win 7, Win 8 or what? What type of keyboard is it? PS2, USB or wireless?

Disconnect it and reconnect it a few times, reboot and try again. Turn the keyboard upside down, placing one end on the edge of a thick book, and thump a few times on the back with your hand. Sweep the crud onto the carpet.....

Is it just a keyboard hardware problem, and if so which keys? tells you a lot of key combinations with ctrl and shift and alt. Tell us if any or none work?

Open a document and try typing a bit of text. Do all the characters work?

If it appears the keyboard is faulty, can you borrow another to test?

Quite often, keyboard problems are down to wireless problems: and can often be solved by re-installing the keyboard driver.

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I installed windows 10 and i like it very much, except for one thing; i can't adjust my windows volume.
I had this problem before with previous windows but i could fix this to right click on the volume icon right below the the task bar and press playback devices. Here you swa to devices speakers what was set as default en digital output. nothing's change there very much but before i could fix the problem trought set the digital output device as default, but now nothing changed. I tryd to disableing the other devices i tryd to update the drivers, i cant change any thing in the driver settings what can help me.

I can adjust the volume at youtube its just the volume of windows i cant eather mute it.
i'm sorry for my bad english i hope i'm clearly enough and hope some one can help me.


A:Windows 10 volume control doesn't work

my solution:

CTRL+ALT+DEL, restart Windows Explorer

I have this problem when my computer comes back from sleep

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Can anyone help me,i have posted rapport,sdfix &hijack reports.Windows security alert keeps popping xp homev2. still unsure what to do?
SmitFraudFix v2.240

Scan done at 6:02:08.61, Mon 10/22/2007
Run from E:\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in safe mode

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» SharedTaskScheduler Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll



»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Killing process
»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» hosts downl... Read more

A:No Control Panel Or Ms Updates???

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I finally installed SP2 a couple of weeks ago.
Now I have no control panel. It starts to search when I click on settings then the window closes out never bringing up the services normally associated with control panel. How do I get there?



A:Control Panel Doesn't Exist

See if this helps:kellys-kornerRestore the Control Panel - #256, on the LeftNOTE: This is a registry edit. If you're not familiar with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:21:26 PM, on 11/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\Components\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\... Read more

A:Help, Control Panel doesn't let me in (Hijackthis log)

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

I have to tell you that is a very infected machine!

The P2P programs you have installed expose you to risks because of the nature of the P2P file sharing process. File sharing/P2P programs rely on members giving and gaining unrestricted access to computers across the P2P network. This practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft. It also exposes you to very malicious worms and trojans. You change those risky default settings to a safer configuration but the act of downloading files from an anonymous source greatly increases your exposure to infection.

Go to add/remove programs and remove all P2P programs from your machine!

Please download (save) SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your desktop. SmitfraudFix runs under W2K, XP only.

Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop. Select all of the contents and Extract them
to a new folder called SmitfraudFix.
Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may aler... Read more

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I am runing WXPHome SP2. When I access the Control Panel / Add Remove Progams - Once populated it shows all the Securinty Updates that have been applied. Is there a way to surpress these in the control panel? My other laptop runing same version does not show these programs.


A:Security Updates in Control Panel

top of the add/remove box ,remove the tick from "show updates"

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I am running XP SP3. When I go to Control Panel, "Add or Remove Programs", and check mark "Show updates", there is no entry for "Windows XP - Software Updates". NOTHING. I have searched the Web and have not found a fix. Can somebody please help? I would like to see all those Windows XP - Software Updates. My intention is to remove Windows Media Player 11. Thanks.

A:Windows XP - Software Updates missing from Control Panel's "Add or Remove Programs"

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Hi I'm a new user on this forum so let me know if I'm doing anything wrong by posting here. Thanks!

I recently installed the 306.23 whql driver for my nvidia geforce gt 525m on my laptop. After the installation I can no longer open up the nvidia control panel. I also had the issue of slow right-click on my desktop but I solved it by following this thread here: Right Click on Desktop lag issue

Would really appreciate your help and happily welcome your guidance, thank you in advance!

A:Nvidia Control Panel Doesn't Open

Woot I got it solved after reinstallation, might of been been the run as admin problem or a corrupt installer but either way it's resolved! Thanks for taking interesting into my issue if you did.

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Hi ,

I don't know what had happened , i just on my computer and a couple of error messages appear. I can't open control panel now, when i clicked on it , it just open and closes by itself in 1 second.
I also can't update windows , an error message will appear.

It says :
You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. To use all microsoft windows features , such as all updates from windows update; get the latest updates and receive product support, your copy of microsoft windows must be validated as genuine.

Go online and resolve now : (seems like they gave me a broken link)

I also can't use my snipping tool to take a screenshot of the error. I don't know why it can't even open.

I used windows defender and they found an error : code0x8024402c

Please help. Thank you !

A:Solved: Control panel doesn't open

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I use an application that installs itself as both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. I have no idea why, just bad programming I guess (I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit). As such its control panel shows up twice in Control Panels. It's a small complaint I know but for the sake of having OCD I'd rather there only be one version of the cp.

Despite Googling for a while on this subject I can't find a proper solution. I've seen plenty of suggestions mentioning removing/renaming the associated cpl file but, this control panel doesn't appear to use a cpl file, I can't find one at any rate. The only thing I can even vaguely find referencing it is in the Registry. I tried deleting those keys but the 32bit control panel persists (so I restored them for now).

Those registry keys mention a DLL file, inside the program's installation folder, and sure enough there are two, one called ControlPanelResources.dll and the other ControlPanelResources64.dll. As stated the app is configured to install itself twice, seemingly, the 32bit and the 64bit version, all in the same place -Program Files (x86).

I have also looked in the registry under the usual areas relating to control panels; HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/Control Panel, but there are no keys in there referencing these control panels. The keys I found are elsewhere in the registry.

Any ideas? All I want to do is remove the 32bit instance from control panels, nothing else. But clearly the cpl (if there is one) is h... Read more

A:Removing a control panel that doesn't have a CPL file?

Hello Cartilpone, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to hide the Control Panel icon using the method in the tutorial below.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

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Odd problem. Yesterday I wanted to check the status of the batteries in my Microsoft wireless mouse, so opened Control Panel, and clicked "Printers and Other Hardware" (whose icon actually shows a mouse). Choices are Pick a task: View installed printers or Add a printer. Under "or Pick a Control Panel icon, I have only Printers and Faxes, and Scanners and Cameras. THE MOUSE ISN'T A CHOICE, AS IN NOT THERE! In order to get to the mouse, I have to switch to classic (Win98) mode, which contains an icon for the mouse.

Wasn't that way we I first got the computer. Why doesn't my mouse show on the XP style of the Control Panel?

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is there a solution for this coz i really like it at first glance coz its a full screen control panel and i like that metro style

A:Control Panel App doesn't show up nor open

Hello Skream,

Do you mean that the Control Panel app is not on the Metro Start screen?

Control Panel - Open in Windows 8
If so, then you could create a Metro Apps shortcut from the first tutorial below, create a shortcut of Control Panel to pin to Apps, then pin it from Apps to the Metro "Start" screen in the second tutorial below.

Metro Apps - Open from Desktop in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I wanted to delete one of my user accounts (Windows Vista) But when I clicked User Settings, it refused to respond, so I tried the other opinions, They didn't work either. EVERYTHING with a little shield beside it does not respond. on the recent tasks it will say what I clicked, but that's pretty much it. I really need to know how to fix it.

A:On the control panel, anything with a shield beside it doesn't respond

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After tha last automatic update of Microsoft Windows 10 the bluetooth doesn't work. I can turn it on and off, but it doesn't recognize other devices and is not detected its presence from other devices, such as smartphones, so it is impossible to put them in communication and exchange files. Please, may anyone help me? Thank you, very much.

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Using WinXP,SP-2. In control panel, Add/Remove programs. There are over 80 entries of WIN-XP updates & Hot Fix entries...and its growing. When, if ever may these be removed from the listing?

if possible, return suggestions to [email protected].


A:remove winXP updates in control panel?

mhaines said:

Using WinXP,SP-2. In control panel, Add/Remove programs. There are over 80 entries of WIN-XP updates & Hot Fix entries...and its growing. When, if ever may these be removed from the listing?

if possible, return suggestions to [email protected].

regardsClick to expand...

There can't be 80 and you should not remove any unless it has been proven that a particular one is causing a problem and posting your email address is not a wise thing to do.

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While viewing a listing of installed programs on my laptop via the Control Panel, I noticed there were many Windows XP Software Updates (that had been installed). Question: could these updates be removed from the control panel, or would doing so remove them from my computer?

I know that removing other programs listed really does remove them, but as each item shows "installed on XXXXX" instead of the usual info about size, etc. thought I'd ask about removing the updates as they DO take up space.

Thanks for any assistance.

Granny Chris

A:Remove Microsoft updates from Control Panel

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Hi Everyone,

I have been struggling with getting my SLI to work.

| i7-2770k 3.5gHz | ASUS P8Z68-V Pro | 2x4gb Kingston Hyper X | PoV Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1gb | Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1gb | Cougar 750watt PSU | Windows 7 Enterprise |

The VGA cards are:
Connected via SLI link.
Connected to power.
Connected correctly on the Mother Board.

My Mother Board is SLI compatible.
My PSU is SLI compatible.
My drivers are installed and up to date.
I have re-installed my drivers as well.
I have updated my Bios as well. (During which my Primary drive got corrupted and I had to start all over)

Nvidia Control Panel is STILL not giving me any SLI configuration options. It detects that both VGA cards are connected and I can select which core to use, but nothing about SLI.

I'm stuck and need to be pointed in the right direction.

Can anyone offer some advice?

Thanks in advance!

A:Nvidia Control Panel doesn't show SLI options

I know you said you've updated the bios but have you checked for settings related to SLI in the BIOS? There may be a setting to enable it.

Also from some of the forums I've read, people have resolved a similar issue by rolling back the Realtek Ethernet driver, apparently this is related to the Z68 boards. May be worth a shot at least since updating the driver would be simple enough.

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Hey everyone,

This is the first time I've posted about any kind of computer issue, so please respond if you need any kind of information that I don't give... but anyway...

Every time I go into the control panel and try to open up Network Connections, it simply freezes. Nothing loads, it just sits there with the little hourglass until I ctrl+alt+delete out of it... I am running Windows XP, SP2 I believe. Any help would be greatly appreciated, let me know if you need me to find out any more information about my computer as well.

Also, I don't know if this is relevant or will help in any way, but I usually have a problem with svchost.exe... when I open up process explorer, it is generally using upwards of 80% of my CPU... so I double click on that process and kill each of the ones that are using high amounts of my CPU, usually around 2 or 4 that I end up killing. Don't know if this can be tied in at all... but just thought it could possibly help.

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When I open control panel it doesn't show the size of my games/programs.

A:Control Panel doesn't show size for some files

It's normal.

Control Panel not showing sizes 0f installed programs

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IE9 won't start; doesn't appear in control panel/programs to uninstall
Running Win 7 Home 32bit
I believe the installation is corrupt. I tried reinstalling but the error was that I had a newer version installed .
Is there a way to thoroughly remove IE?
Any tips appreciated


A:IE9 won't start; doesn't appear in control panel/programs to uninstall

Hello Kevin,

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated when IE9 was working properly to hopefully fix this.

Hope this helps,

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How can I reinstall .pdf files into the module so that I can get files opened by Acrobat or Acrobat reader?

A:.pdf doesn't appear in default programs module in control panel.

Install Acrobat. If you have Acrobat installed and PDF files are not associated with a program then Right click the file and choose Open With and browse it to Adobe Acrobat.

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Win 7 64 bit SP1 Home Premium.
I have two problems that I have been trying to solve for some time.
1. System hangs at "Log Off" on shutdown or restart. Every time.
2. When I try to bring up "Control Panel" I get this error msg:
Application not found
This happens for all apps within control panel, but with different msg.
So I can't get to any control panel apps.

What I have tried:
. Works the same in safe mode. (Except for log-off)
. I have run the following programs for both virus and root-kit.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Spybot - Search & Destroy 2
No reported errors.
. I have googled and found similar problems but not the same. Their fixes don't work.
. My two latest image backups have the same control panel problem.
I didn't notice it until the log-off problem started.
Please let me know if I need to post any logs or info.
I am not a computer wizard! That's why I am asking you guys.
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Log-off and Control Panel don't work

The only times I've seen that Control Panel couldn't open, on various versions of Windows, was when the computer had serious infections.

As for "My two latest image backups have the same control panel problem", if the computer has problems they will be in the backup and restore to the same condition as when the backup was made. Or in other words, Windows has to be in good order before a good backup can be accomplished, so the problems probably existed before the earliest of those 2 backups.

Have you tried putting the words control panel in the Start, Search box then pressing Enter to see if that works?

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For some reason Whenever I try to open Control doesn't work.
Can someone please helpe me? Thank you.

A:Control Panel won't!!

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner. Restore the Control Panel - #256 on the left.Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.

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Hi Windows Seven Forums,
I'm walking through what should be a very easy FTP server install from the Windows 7 Features. This walkthrough is great...

Unfortunately, when I click on:

Control Panel
Programs and Features
Turn Windows features on or off
Internet Information Services plus sign
FTP server plus sign
FTP Extensibility check box is clicked which highlights all FTP server check boxes
Click OK.
Microsoft Windows then says Please wait while Windows makes changes to features. This might take several minutes.

Once installed, I click on:
Control Panel
Administrative Tools (click on View by: Large icons if you can't see Administrative Tools)
...and no Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager?

I have restarted the PC and removed unchecked the FTP server and restarted...what's happened?

A:FTP server doesn't show in control panel, administrative tools?

It looks like when clicking the
Web Management Tools and
World Wide Web Services
aswell, that FTP Server comes up. Fixed.

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I have tried everything.I had a previous thread started before I did the proper procedure with Kaspersky and so forth.Mod. edit: Pasting in contextual information from aforementioned topic which will be deleted shortly. ~ OBI have ran Spybot S&D, and MBMAM they say I have no infections. I am getting the Windows Security Alert in my system tray yet when I try to fix it I get the "cant find rundll32.exe" error. I cant get access to anything in my control panel or the properties for anything on the pc. I have also ran these same programs in safe mode and still have the problem .PLEASE HELP ME End of added material. ~ OBHere is the reportsLogfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by Owner at 2008-12-14 19:49:30Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3System drive C: has 267 GB (89%) free of 300 GBTotal RAM: 2030 MB (67% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:49:37 PM, on 12/14/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\P... Read more

A:Virtumonde Cant turn on Auto Updates, no Control Panel Access

well I got the updates problem fixed I ran services.msc and turned the auto updates back on that somehow got disabled but I still get the error when I try to access anything in my Control Panel
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

this doesnt look good though...

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I have a problem with my control panel, when i go to it and like click on windows update or uninstall a program or restore files from back up or any of these programs, they don't pop up. So im wondering what to do? And i don't know if this has something to do with the problem but i also have a problem where i can't right click on the desktop and click screen resolution or personalize. It just pops up with "Explorere.EXE: No such interface supported" I am running Windows 7 64 bit on a HP Pavillion and google has failed me. Please help.

A:Control Panel programs do not work

Not letting you do a system restore ?

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If I attempt to open up Control Panel, My Computer, search for files, or any folder on my desktop, all icons on my desktop and my taskbar disapear and then everything pops up like it was before. All of my programs will still work with the exception of Internet Explorer. When i try to open it, the hour glass cursor appears for a second, and then nothing happens. I have downloaded SP4 and IE 6 but no luck there. Any help will be appreciated.


A:Control Panel, My Computer do not work

Does the problem occurs in safe mode?

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XP sp3
I am running ATI Catalyst, latest version. The Catalyst control center allows me to adjust display resolution but not wallpaper (or themes..)

When I right click on desktop, and hit Properties, nothing happens (brief white flash as popup quickly opens and closes).
Same thing when I select Display in Control Panel.

I've tried Kellys Korner 'restore all display tabs' - nada

All values in registry curent_user/software/microsoft/windows/current version/policies/system are 0.

I tried the following (below, found here), value was already zero.

thank you

>Click on START, RUN and type REGEDIT, press OK. This opens the Registry Editor. Be careful not to change anything!!!!

Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER - click on + to expand it.

Click on - Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Policies, System.

Then, under System, look for the file called NoDispCPL - this means it's the settings for displaying the Control Panel.

Highlight NoDispCPL and double click - a box will appear called "Edit DWORD value"

In the box called Value Data, it will have the number "1" - change this to zero "0".

Click OK

Close the Registry Editor.

You should now have access to your control panel Display settings. __________________

A:control panel > display does not work

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When installing applications they appear to install correctly. An icon is created on the desktop and I can access the program.

In control panel under programs and features... the application is not showing up. I cannot uninstall the programs, because they aren't showing in programs and features to uninstall.

Yes, workarounds can be used to delete the program, but there is something wrong. The programs are not installing properly.

I ran sfc/ scannow as admin no problems indicated
After a couple hours messing with this:

Thought I should add this... When I right click on the installer/setup exe file and select to run as administrator the installer works and does show up in programs and features... Also, I can delete the program as well from programs and features.

I have never had to do this before even though I am admin...(in name mostly) unless I am willing to allow more vulnerability to my system by turning on all the time. Still having to run as admin does seem a bit much for installing programs. The worst part...the installer will run, installs the program, yet leaves off the ability to uninstall or change in the programs and features page of control panel

A:application installed doesn't show control panel - programs & features

Have a look at this MS website & see if there is anything there to help you. There are some links you can follow & there is a "fixit" there as well in one of those links.
Injudicious & over use of registry cleaners is one of the causes.

My Control Panel Doesn't Show All Of My Installed Progams - Microsoft Community

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When I Click on the Control Panel Icon in the Start Menu, it brings me to my documents. And When ever I open an explorer window, like My Documents, or My Pictures, the Menu tree is automatically shown on the left. I like the options pane. Any ideas how to fix?

A:Control Panel Icon Doesnt work.

If you go to start / run and type
and hit enter does control panel open?

Regarding the other problem , have you tried going to view +> folder options
Uncheck show common tasks and click classic view (I think this is what you are referring to).
Try kellys korner fix #256 left
Restore the control panel

To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

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HELP ME PLEASE! when i go to start my control panel pops up and it is a white screen with no icons in it.. I really need help or ideas on what happened and if how to obtain it back... also went to import my pictures off my SDS photo card and my autoplay will not pop up and will not work at all... I know i am having issues any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.. thank you all! Oh and by the way I am running Windows Vista Premium Home Edition 64x on a Toshiba Satallite..

A:Control Panel has no icons and my Autoplay will not work

what antivirus program are you running..
did you find any errors on event log?

try to run Malware bytes.. to see if there is no virus in the machine..
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

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I have a set of usb speakers and a logitech Headset.

Both work fine. When I can finally by chance get one or the other playing. See pic. Nothing seems to be easy to switch between the two. Why does the panel not acknowledge both are plugged in? Its a big drama to try to switch from speakers to headphones & vica versa.

Is there a 3rd party gadget that'll make life easy here?

A:All speakers work. Its just this dang control panel.

Alf as a rule when one plugs headphones in it automatically cuts out the speakers via small switch on the jack socket so that the signal will only flow through the headphones - take out the phones and the contacts return back to switch on the speakers.

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Hello, thanks for taking the time to look into this issue.I have Windows XP Pro Corp, SP-3 and have just re-installed a fresh copy on my Dell Dimension 4500. It is updated up to SP3 and everything appears to be running normally. However, in checking the Control Panel in category view and going into the Performance and Maintenance, then into Administrative Tools, I click on Admin Tools and sometimes the shortcut works, other times not. The start navigation click is heard, but the window does not go into Admin Tools. The same with Scheduled Tasks. I click on it to open it, however the start navigation click is heard but the window does not open Scheduled Tasks. It can work occasionally, but other times it simply sits on the Performance and Maintenance screen. In Classic View it is the same case. All the icons are there, I click on Administrative Tools and sometimes the shortcut works, other times not. The start navigation sound is heard but the option does not execute. If I right click those functions and hit Explore they work every time. I created an administrative tools folder in the start menu and all the shortcuts function normally. No problems. But inside the control panel is entirely different. The left click "open" command is what is at fault I think, being intermittent. The other control panel options all work normally. I thought at first it may have been another program blocking the access to those shortcuts. I have PC Registry Mechanic 10.0, Glary Utilities,... Read more

A:Control Panel Icons Work Intermittently

You may have already messed up the registry by using Registry Cleaners, they should never be used and can do more harm than good, don't believe all the hype that the manufacturers try and tell you, they are a waste of money.

One thing that is not quite clear from your opening post is if the shortcuts were working when you first re-installed Windows and have since failed.

Were there any other problems with the performance of the PC that prompted you to re-install Windows?

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I was attempting to change my DNS via the control panel when I uncovered this issue, better shown not spoken:

In attempting to fix this, i've restarted my system at least 20 times. It has become really frustrating, so any and all assistance is appreciated.

Also, while likely irrelevant, I've been getting these errors on startup:

Thanks in advanced.

A:Some Admin Features Don't Work in Control Panel

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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Yesterday i notices that i have 40 GB unallocated in my primary hard drive(i have two; the main one with vista has 160 GB and 320 on the second one.) and i couldnt extend the drive using disk managment, so i saw this really good program called MiniTool Partition wizard, but when i run the program and tried to extend it told me I had to reboot because the drive is in use or something, so i rebooted and then i got this BootMgr not found error. So i saw this post and i use a command through the windows vista disk's command prompt, it was recboot /rebuild bcd i think, and it worked. I restarted the computer and before the windows loaded(i think) it loaded this window saying it was extending the hard drive and it took like 5 hours. So when i got on the computer today and i see some wierd stuff:
1.when i boot up i get S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replace
2.The windows aero theme was gone, it changed to classic.
3.Some of the icons were gone aswell.
4.My computer, control panel, documents dont work at all (i click them and nothing happens).
5.My google chrome bookmarks are gone.

Please Help

A:Control Panel and computer dont work

I just noticed after i log in to my use i get the ballon from the taskbar that says:
"Failed to connect to a windows service windows could not connect to the user profile service this problem prevents limited users from logging onto the system as an administrative user you can review the system event log details about why the service didnt respond"

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Hey Folks,

I am running build 7127 of Windows 7 x64, with the latest N-Vidia Drivers from their website.

Basically the problem I have is that my N-Vidia Control Panel settings do not seem to be applying.

I have the advanced settings option set, with anti-aliasing, and all of the other settings turned up to max, however these settings are not applying to any of my games or programs.

I was previously running build 7067 with the March Drivers and these settings worked fine, however they do not seem to be working here.

I tried rolling back to the March drivers however this did not resolve the problem which leads me to suspect some issue in the OS?

Any solutions people?


A:NVidia Control Panel Settings do not work

Im also running w7 x64 with the new drivers and the nvidia CP is working perfectly fine, bit of an obvious question, but you have tried reinstalling it right?


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First of all sorry if there is another post that solves this I couldn't seem to locate it.
So, my problem is I can't access certain links in control panel such as add or delete programs and add or delete user accounts. Also when I right click my desktop and select personalize I get the sever execution error. I've tried some other forum but they haven't really helped and they take forever to get back to me sometimes. thank in advance for your help.

A:Control panel links do not work. and other problems.

Hello, shallfrisch. Welcome to the forum.

I would try this tutorial first: Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts

Oh, and have you tried the sfc /scannow function yet? SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi All,

First sorry if this is one of those disaster problems gone wild! But this one is puzzling me and im ussually happy to work through problems.

A freind of mine has a labtop and according to him he doesn't use it for much of nothing. But recently the labtop freezes as windows xp is at the loading screen. I saw it and it actually freezes within moments of the blue lines going across the screen in the little box.
Anyways, so I booted it in safe mode, now in safe mode theres no explorer bar at the bottom of the screen. used task manager to load explorer and it pops up for one second and dissappears.

Next, I went into msconfig and tried to check if there was anything in there that might trigger this affect. So I found two files which were called "[][][][].[][][]" im not sure how many boxes it made but I immediately unchecked those two. And I went on to uncheck a couple more like anti virus software and etc.

This time when it started up it actually went through pass the start up screen. He logged in for me and that started looking goood. But all of a sudden again no explorer bar and I could only work from task manager.

Hes running Windows XP on a P3 by the way. Anyways, if anyone has any ideas for me to try I would greatly appreciate it. What sucks to me the worse is, this is a labtop so I can't really use a bootdisk to help me tool wise.

I figure this may be some sick virus that I have no clue about cause im sure he doesnt update his Windows ... Read more

A:Explorer wont Work/Cant get into Control Panel

Have you performed the obvious; virus and spyware scans?

Explorer bar? Do you mean the Task Bar?
Task Bar Repair Tool

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Hi, i have a serious problem with what seems to be a virus or some other kind of malware but I'm not exactly sure. Anyhow i can't get any programs to work but files associated with the program seem to be able to open (for example i can open a Word document file but not the individual program). Almost all programs have lost their icon pictures and when i try to access these programs by double clicking on them i get the Filealyser window. Control panel doesnt work either and i cant install new programs. I tried installing Hijackthis i get a message that reads like this: "this file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. Create an association in the folder options control panel." The weirdest thing though is that before the windows login screen i get a strange pop-up with some strange characters on it.


A:[B]Almost No Programs Work Including Control Panel And Probably Alot More!!!!![/B]

try a system restore to when everything was ok
if you get back in follow the 5 steps

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I am having some difficulty describing exactly what my problem is, because the many issues I'm experiencing seem to be unrelated. I'll just give a list of the symptoms that I have noticed:

1) Some things simply do not work. When I click "connect to...." from the start menu, I sometimes get a blank window which simply freezes and does not respond to alt+f4. This is also true for vista's backup and restore center and the "system restore" option. This isn't even always true; Sometimes they load, but just extremely slowly.

2) When I use ctrl+alt+delete, and select task manager, the task manager seemingly loads (it appears in the taskbar), but I see no window and right clicking and left clicking does nothing. This also happens when I load the task manager directly from system32.

3) I'm trying to install spybot search and restore right now. It stalls forever on one of the steps. (specifically, getting file information during 'download') Hitting cancel brings up "Do you want to cancel this download?" Hitting yes either does absolutely nothing or takes an extremely long time to cancel the install (I ignored this window for about 5 minutes and was surprised when I saw it had closed seemingly on its own.)

4) Some programs seem to be taking much longer to get started, but not taking longer after that.

5) Turning off the computer either takes forever or a very very long time.

6) A few times several weeks ago, and a few times a fe... Read more

A:Task manager, several control panel options, and more don't work.

Let me update: Spybot eventually managed to completely install; I'm sure the results would be similar for other restore, too, if I don't interfere by trying to exit early. This seems to be a result that is new due to the system restore.

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I still have the Win7 RC on my compy and it has worked great, until today. My son touched the front of the computer and made is shutdown. Upon it coming back up, I noticed that my mouse and keyboard weren't working. Later, I saw that the net and USB ports weren't working. But, the issue is that they just dont work in windows. I can use my keyboard just fine out of windows. Is there something I can do to remedy the situation?

A:Back Panel Doesn't Work in 7

Ok so now I know if i reinstall it would work, but is there anything I can do without reinstalling?

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How to open "All Control Panel Items" from the command line? thanks...

A:Command Line Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items

Is this what you are referring to?

List of Control Panel Command Line Commands

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nvidia control panel shows 2nd monitor as vga but is dvi and doesnt work it recognizes otherwise as fine in the windows settings and nvidia control panel it got reset ? after I woke it up from sleep how do i force it back?

A:nvidia control panel shows 2nd monitor as vga but is dvi andoesnt work

Could you clarify your question a bit for me? I can see that you're having a problem with NVIDIA recognizing a DVI monitor as VGA but beyond that I can't understand what you wrote. Also, please confirm that particular monitor can be connected via DVI and work properly. You can do this through another computer if you have access to one.

Regardless of what you meant to say, most NVIDIA Control Panel issues will be solved by uninstalling the NVIDIA drivers and then reinstalling the most recent set of drivers from

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Hello everybody.

I got an ASUS N50Vn aka X5AVseries..

On the top of the keyboard I got a "touch panel" where I can control the volume, change the computers performance and so on.

But after installing Windows 7 it doesn't work.

Anybody knows what to do? Maybe a speciel driver I need?

Thanks, Peter.

A:ASUS - Touch Panel doesn't work?

You have to install all the acpi/she drivers from asus's website. You can use the vista or xp drivers.

(had to do this on an 1000he from asus, but I got almost all hardware keys working)

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Hi everyone..
I'm having a problem with my sound setup. I'm using Windows 8.
I have a 2.1 channel speaker, headphone and microphone.
On rear, I've connected my 2.1 channel speakers and on the front jack, I connect my headphones and microphone.
The headphone works fine but Windows won't detect the microphone.
But when I connect the microphone in rear jack, it works fine.
The problem is that I have a combined Microphone and Headphone system. Either I plug them both on rear or on front. I want to plug them at the front jack because at the rear jack, the headphones won't sound well in line it jack(the blue one). It used to work fine in Windows 7 but the front panel won't work in windows 8. please help me as this is screwing me off.
I use BIOSTAR G31M Motherboard with VIA HD Audio.
G31M :: Motherboard :: BIOSTAR

A:Front Panel Mic jack doesn't work

Check the connector from the Front Panel to he motherboard (with the PC powered off, reseat (unplug then plug back in) the connector. There could also be a problem with the front panel headphone jack.

Since this is apparently a custom built system, check the connection from the front panel. Many cases have both a HD Audio and an AC97 audio connector. If you have an HD Audio connector, that is the preferred connector.

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I am frustrated! I need help. I don't know much about computers but, I am willing to learn. I have windows XP
The microphone and line in plugs work if I plug in my headset in the back of the computer. But the headset doesn't work when plugged into the front panel.
I would like to have the headset work when I plug it in the front panel. I am working with a vocie activated word processing program that is fantastic. But the headset cords are a little too short to be comfortable when it is plugged in the back of the computer.
Any suggestions? I would appreciate any thoughts or ideas.

Thank you- shauna

A:Front Panel Microphone plug doesn't work

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I'm spanish so my english is not perfect, I'm sorry:
I have a IV880-10 (viewed in CD) AsRock motherboard, "Intel core 2 cpu" , 4coredual-VSTA.

When I had winXP, the front audio panel works perfectly but now with 7057 they won't work. I had installed the last audio codecs from realtek but the motherboard drivers (from CD) are incompatible and they don't let me install it on the 7057.

I tried to install them with the compatibility mode (Vista and XP) , but after the restart win7 was damaged and started a "restore system".
So... frontal audio don't are my life, but i like them because they are very confortable to connect my speakers to mp3, ipod, and nother devices.

I'm a little newbie about this, so please can anyone tell me what have I to do to make my frontal audio panel works?

Do I need to download the 4coredual-VSTA drivers from ? (bios?, audio?, hdd?)
Or simply is the 7057 that in this moment doesn't support my motherboard front panels?
Or.......`[I really don't know!]

If any information is needed, please make me know it.

Thank you!
?Muchas gracias!

A:My frontal audio panel doesn't work. Drivers?

try going to Welcome To VIA Arena ..., chose the correct chipset drivers for audio on windows vista and install. Or you could also try windows update.

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I have recently custom built a PC using an ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard in a CiT 2206 MIDI Case.
I have downloaded VIA drivers from the motherboard website I linked above, but uninstalled the program that came with it (It didn't manage audio very well and prevented my speakers from working :/ ; also my front panel microphone didn't work before uninstalling this program either)

Anyway, my problem is that when I put a microphone into the microphone jack on my case (front of case) It doesn't work and windows doesn't detect any recording hardware. When I plug a microphone into the motherboard, It works straight away without a problem. I really need the front panel to work for Skype and other audio recording needs as my cable will not reach around the back of my case.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

A:Case's audio panel microphone doesn't work

Are you sure the jacks are connected properly, double check all connections

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Pasting in contextual information from another post. ~ OBconflicker.Bi!nf worm keeps reappearing, windows defender monitor stops working, slow computer, windows search protocol windows pop up, Malware, virusPop up windows keep appearing "Windows search protocol host stopped working and was closed" Itunes occassionally doesn't work, Media Sync doesn't work. Hard Drive keeps working in the background. Windows Defender no longer monitors the running programs.End of added information. ~ OBLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:46:00 AM, on 1/11/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18349)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Windows\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

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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. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hello i need some help my control panel in the start menu dissapear, first of all i had a virus that didn't allow me to launch the antivirus, so i download AVG and i unninstall my old program and i think that an infected file that have, something to do with the control panel was removed with the antivirus, and i do not know what to do, please help me

A:control panel missing, my control panel dissapeared and i can't use mi adm. rigths

Welcome to TSG....

To download HJTsetup.exe from TrendSecure To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
Click on the link below to Download HijackThis Self Installer:

Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be patient.

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Good evening,

I've noticed a difference in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization between editions of Windows 10.

My wife's laptop is running Windows 10 Home, and her personalization screen looks like this:

I'm running Windows 10 Enterprise, and my personalization screen looks like this:

Notice that the menu options on the left, and quick access to change the theme settings on the bottom are missing from the enterprise screenshot.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Is it simply a difference between editions? Or is there a setting that is not turned on in my installation?

Thanks in advance!

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When I try to use the C-A-D command nothing shows up. I have tried right clicking the task bar and then clicking task manager but that doesn't work either. It opens in safe mode but not in regular startup. I have also tried opening regedit but i get an error that says: " C:\WINDOWS/system32\ The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction. CS: 0ddc IP: 00b7 OP:65 63 69 66 79 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application. I have attached the hijack this log. let me know if there is any thing that shouldn't be here. thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:40:11 PM, on 09/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imontray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Hi and Welcome
It may help you if you print out or copy this page for easy reference.. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order its listed..These instructions only apply to HJT v1.99.1

Please Keep your browser and all open programs closed (except firewalls and antivirus) when you are carrying out the fixes..

Download any of the required programs before attempting to start any of the fixes.

Please do NOT run Hijack This in a TEMPorary folder or on the Desktop. I recommend c:/program files/HJT/

Turn off System Restore instructions (WinXP)
Rightclick My Computer | Properties | System Restore | check ?Turn off System Restore?, <Apply>, <OK>. Reboot. When we have confirmed that your log file is clean, you may renable System Restore and create a new restore point.

To show hidden files instructions (WinXP)
Doubleclick My Computer | Tools | Folder Options | View tab
Select Show Hidden Files and Folders
Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Select Apply to All Folders | Yes | Apply | OK

If you hav'nt already done so,download and run Adaware,SpyBot (check for updates) for a preliminary cleanup first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.Full instructions below.

How to setup Ad-Aware

Download Ad-Aware
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Hello i have strange problem, my hp remote not work on windows 7. After 2 years i preinstall from vista home preimum to win7 ultimate. My laptop is hp pavilion dv7-1023cl
and i have all windows 7 x64 drivers, and all hp services running on automatic mode, HID also. I try many many times to set up IR to receive signal from remote, but i no have success. This is information from back side on remote:
3139 228 53391
HP SPS: 464793-001

P.S: I hope to help if it is possible that this problem be solved.

A:Remote Control Doesn't Work in Win-7

ok i think you possibly need the drivers for your remote, after a long search i came up with this,

HP Support & Drivers | United States

select the detect your product and it will scan your machine and tell you what drivers and software are available ,

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i have my hp dv2415nr with windows 7 but my hp control doesn,t work how can i install my control any ideas?? i have my wireless assistant on wath else can i do to make it work?

A:hp dv2415nr control doesn,t work help

HP tends to supply installation instructions for their products--both on paper and on their web site.

Mind explaining what your "hp control" is?

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Hey there,

I'm using the onboard sound of my ASUS P7P55D motherboard.
The back audio connectors work fine, but I somehow can't use the front panel that I connected to the mobo (yellow cable).

Is there a trick or any setting to activate it with win7 professional x64?

I also tried changing to AC97 in BIOS, didn't help...


A:Front audio Panel doesn't work (ASUS P7P55D motherboard)

Check which it is that the csae has as they are wired differently between HD Audio and AC97,

It is also possible that that fpaudio block is wired wrong and neither will work. If that is what it is it will take pulling and reseating the various wires in the block; not easy but can be done.

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I'm running Windows XP SP2 and I have all my sound drivers installed (I can get sound just fine in every app), but I can't control the main volume in the Volume Control. I can adjust the volume with the Wave slider, but the main one doesn't do anything, including mute. Individual applications' volume controls work fine too, just not the main Windows one. It wouldn't be a problem, but it might be the reason why I'm not getting any volume on the Stereo Mix recording option. I just finished a clean install of XP (for a different reason) and it wasn't working before, either. Any ideas?

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Not sure if ths belongs here or in the security thread??

I could swear I've seen similar problems on this forum, but I did a search and didn't come up with anything.

3Ghz Pentium 4 512 MB of RAM running XP Pro. Last night a user on this PC installed MS updates, by logging off via the "install updates and shut down" option. When she came in this morning, the PC didn't respond to control + alt + delete. She asked me for help in logging on. I clicked on the help link in the control alt delet prompt, and the password prompt came up!?

The MS update button(at the bottom right corner of the screen - not sure what this is called) on her login still had the exclamation point on it, so I clicked on it to install the updates again. It installed and prompted for a restart. So I clicked on the restart now option. Nothing happened. I went to Start->shutdown, and nothing happened. I hit control alt delete, and nothing happened.

Ran spyware checks via spybot and ad-aware and they only turned up cookies. I am in the process of running a virus check right now.

My userid on the same computer has no problems. When I hit control alt delete, I get the standard prompt.

A:Solved: Control Alt Delete Doesn't Work

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I clicked on "Turn parental control on and deny computers access to ONLY these sites", entered the website url in the box, ticked it and set the schedule to always. But when I try to access the blocked web page it takes a little longer than usual but then loads on the website normally.

The two sites entered in the boxes are the ones I've tried to test the feature with, but both are not being blocked.

Can someone see anything I've done wrong?

I have tried emptying the cache and rebooting the computer and router, but still the pages just refuse to be blocked.

What's happening??? Advice would be appreciated.

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hum; did you try just the domain name without the http:// ?
also try without the trailing / after the domain name

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Since upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit I can't turn the volume all the way down by using the volume control at the front of the notebook. Worked fine under Vista 32 bit.
The volume control still works but no matter how far I wind it to the left there is still sound coming from the speakers.

Any help appreciated.


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As far as I know volume control in the past was mechanical but now it works on different way and it is controlled by specific tool/utility.
To be honest Tecra P5 is not known to me but obviously it is Australian notebook model and according to Australian support page this notebook model is not supported for Windows 7.

That doesn?t mean you cannot use it but this means there is not software package designed for Windows 7 that can be installed so I think there is no much you can do about it.

I know it is annoying but for volume control you can use Windows option placed in task bar.

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Yesterday I reinstalled Windows 7 on my notebook PC. I had to use a Microsoft installation disk because unfortunately, serious errors resulted after I installed from the HP recovery program. Consequently the HP drivers that were installed automatically with the recovery program weren't installed on my system. I had to install several of them from the HP support site. I got everything to work except for the Touch volume control, or the Volume Scroll Zone as referred to by HP in the service guide. This is the device located just above the keyboard that increases or decreases speaker volume when you drag you finger on it. I installed the Quick Launch button driver but that only applied to the mouse and pointer touchpad. I looked at the devices listed in my startup configuration. I saw the synaptics pointing device and the HP quick launch buttons listed. So is the IDT PC audio driver.  What am I missing? Where I can I find it to activate the touch volume control?

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@accordeoniste Try these. REO

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I recently noticed that my ctrl+a doesn't work. All the other ctrl combinations do! Ctrl+a doesnt allow me to "select all" while word processing or use this combination in games (first person shooters).

I have a logitech G15 and other keyboards and they all dont allow me to use ctrl+a. I have tried different versions of keyboard drivers for my G15 and without. I plugged the keyboard into another W7 and it works

Im assuming this is an issue with my OS now.

I know reinstalling windows is a option but want that to be the last resort as i only reformatted last month(i think it only started occurring when i reformatted)

EDIT: I have fixed my issue - it turns out my user account was corrupted, so I had to make a new one and copy all my documents folder over!

A:Control A combination doesn't work (Games and select all)

Hi richyo and welcome to Seven Forums.

Glad it is fixed for you. If you computer is corrupt maybe you should run the sfc /scannow command here is how: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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hello guys,
im using win 8,1 pro 64 bit,
i have most of the updates installed,but the latest ones i cant install them cause installation freezes forever......
also after installing latest amd control catalyst it appears an error like that in the pic,which says no amd card is installed or there is a problem bla bla.
i tried couple of times,uninstall,install,reboot,install latest drivers,beta drivers,everything.......
i have very low fps on games cause of that and i cant enjoy my gaming.

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I am hoping someone on this forum can help me. I have a Thinkpad X60s, about a year old and I am running XP. Randomly my computer becomes sluggish so I try closing programs. I then figure out that one program is frozen (come to think of it, that program may always be IE) and I can't close it. I then try to warm boot with ALT CONTROL DELETE but it doesn't work. In fact, instead of getting the task manager, my screen saver comes up without any icons on my desktop. I have no cursor and can't do anything but unplug or take out battery and manually crash the computer. It then will start normally though it takes longer for the icons to appear.

I regularly download both IBM and Windows updates, I defrag regularly, do virus scans etc using Norton 360. I also have run Think Pad Productivity Center maintenance tasks.

Other than that and the slugglishness the computer runs ok.

Any help out there? I am frustrated and IBM has not been able to help, except by telling me to change the hard drive or send it to them.

A:Freeze,alt control delete doesn't work, lose all icons

Yes I think this is a hard drive issue too. Check to see how much space you have left on it. Go to My computer and right-click on the C drive icon. Click Properties... Also, you might consider checking the hard drive with a utility like Seatools from Seagate. IBM notebook drives are noted for their high failure rates...

Back up your important data please, ASAP

Good luck

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I recently had to reinstall windows XP on my computer. I installed the video and audio drivers that came with the motherboard cd. There is sound and the microphone works, but I can't control the volume normally, it can be controlled as wave.

Also the mixer device appears as SiS 7012 Wave.

I already uninstalled and installed the driver several times from the CD and I downloaded it and installed it too and the problem persists.

A:Volume control doesn't work (SiS 2012 Wave problem)


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Occasionally, when resume from hibernation/suspend, display brightness control doesn't work. Means that Fn + F2,F3 doesn't work, change from Windows Power Options doesn't work, change from intel graphic doesn't work.
Anyone know if I have to restart some services to get it working? It's occasional and I can't find anything exact in EventLog.
My system is HP Probook 4230s with Core i5-2410 with intel HD3000. Latest patches on both Win 7 Pro 32-bit and intel driver.
Restart machines solve the problem, re-hibernate or re-suspend machine occasionally solve the problem, but mostly not.

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See if HP have an update for their firmware or function key control drivers. I know its a new pc, but its worth a shot.

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I have lost the mouse control panel in the control panel of XP PRO SP2. Any help would be appreaciated.

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There is a weird thing in my control panel called Akami Netsession interface control panel, how can I remove it?
It says Application not found when I click it.

Screenshots: Screenshot by Lightshot
Screenshot by Lightshot

A:Control Panel, 'Akami Netsession control panel'

Hello Josh,

Here's some more information about the Akamai Netsession Interface Control Panel that may help.

If you like, you should be able to hide that Control Panel icon using an option in the tutorial below.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

Hope this helps,

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I updated Windows 7 64bit and it installed IE9 64bit. I used to be in IE8 64 or 32bit. I'm not sure.

When on IE9 I had so much problems with flash player. So I uninstalled the updates to IE9.

Now my IE8 doesn't fully work anymore. I updated Flash player, thinking that was the problem. Some thing with Internet Explorere (non-64bit)

I play a lot of those Facebook applications like farmville and cityville. I can get to the game ok, but any popup within the game to ask request, don't work anymore.

I am already using firefox for my other account, so I need IE working.

A:IE8 doesn't work properly after uninstalling updates from IE9

is there a specific error? perhaps a screenshot.

When I installed IE9 on this machine and then removed it,. the only noticeable problem I have is I get the new welcome box everytime I fire up the first session.

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Hello, I have a problem with connecting my SE K700i cell phone with Windows 7 notebook via bluetooth. I have paired them, file transfer is available, the problem is remote control (HID profile) - when trying to connect either desktop, presenter, kmplayer or any other, it always shows "Bluetooth connection failed. Retry?" I do not know what to do with that, with Vista it worked properly, the driver is the same, so what is the problem? Would be happy, if you could help me.

edit: the problem is in Windows - remote control does not work neither with another cell phone. It has Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba.

A:BT problem: Win7~cell phone-remote control doesn't work

Thx, I have already solved that - In BT settings an option of creating HID was hidden, it offered just dial up networking.

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Hi, I had some issues with a HDD around this time last year, so I replaced it with a new western digital HDD. I wasn't able to back anything up, so I cloned it instead.

turns out I installed the incorrect driver for my video card and suffered from the BSOD syndrome....

well, I finally got that sorted out, ( I think ) and now I am trying relentlessly to get catalyst pro control center to work properly. Ive read numerous places online that involves editing the Assembly folder, but I have no such keys in there.

when I try and run CCC, it tells me that I am unable to run as I wouldn't be able to change any settings within the app basically. Ive tried uninstalling, installing. trying ATI opposed to AMD- to no anvil.

I know for a fact that I had CCC on this pc, but it almost seems impossible to get up and running, I am very desperate to get this up and running.

thanx in advance

A:Catalyst Control Center doesn't work after I installed the wrong driver

Hhhmmmm... let's take a look

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
Attach it to your next post by clicking the Upload a File button


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I just installed the latest updates for win 7 and after restarting my external HDD doesn't get recognised.

This is the Error in device manager:

"Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

Any ideas on what to do?


A:External Drive doesn't work after latest updates

I reinstalled my chipset drivers and now my WD Elements is recognised and works.

I don't know how this happened but sure it had something to do with these last lot of updates.


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