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large text that doesn't fit into windows

Q: large text that doesn't fit into windows

We lost electricity this morning and when my computer came back up all the windows were huge. I went to control panel>display>settings and changed my DPI. This made the windows smaller but the text is still large -- doesn't fit in the text boxes. I went to control panel>display>appearance>advanced and the font there is greyed out and won't let me select it. Any ideas of how to make the text fit in the boxes?

A: large text that doesn't fit into windows

Have you tried rebooting?

Sometimes weird problems resolve themselves after you completely shut down and restart

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I'm not sure what I've done but all of the text in the menu items is all appearing very large. I presume I've done this using a short cut some how. I've attempted all of the obvious solutions in display settings to no avail. Below is an example of how the menu looks in Excel.

I'm sure it's a simple one but any help appreciated.


A:Can't reduce large text/menu size in windows 8.1

Hi Andrew,
Welcome to W8F!

You check this?:

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First, sorry for my English, it's not my first language.

After tweaking to change theme for Windows 10 (including patching using UxStyle), I've just realize I can't see text on window title bar. It usually displays file path such as, C:\Windows\system32\somefile.txt which is important to me, unfortunately, I can't retrace where I went wrong. Would you help me how I can restore those text back? Thanks a lot.

on IrfanView:

on SublimeText:

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First, sorry for my English, it's not my first language.

After tweaking to change theme for Windows 10 (including patching using UxStyle), I've just realize I can't see text on window title bar. It usually displays file path such as, C:\Windows\system32\somefile.txt which is important to me, unfortunately, I can't retrace where I went wrong. Would you help me how I can restore those text back? Thanks a lot.

on IrfanView:

on SublimeText:

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I've got a doosy for y'all. I have IE6 on a XP SP2 machine, its displaying VERY large text when I view a web page. I've checked the text size under the view menu and its at medium. Even if I change it to smallest its still large. I've also notice that the blinking cursors in textboxes is also fat too. Probally 3 times the normal width. I've everything I know but still cant figure it out. I've notice it not displaying backgrounds also. Please Help!!

A:Large text IE

This may sound really dumb... but are your display settings correct?? Its worth a try

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On any website or on desktop or in library it comes up with big text either normally or when I right click here is some images

Right click anywhere:

A:Large text

Hi Snowball, welcome to the Ten Forums.

Check these two tutorials, they might help you to restore the default font size:
DPI Scaling Level for Displays - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums (I suspect this tutorial addresses your issue)Title Bar Text Size - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums (if the above tutorial did not help)

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Hey there, I have this problem- my font size for some apps is really big, to the point where it extends too far.


Any help would be appreciated, yes I have been to display properties and my dpi is 96.

A:Large Text..

Try holding the left ctrl key down and while doing that move the scroll wheel a bit both ways and see if that helps the size.

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Well, I recently changed my screens around a bit (I hooked my desktop PC up to my TV); and upon changing it back , I noticed that some of the text on my PC is too large.. I've noticed it specifically in my TeamSpeak application, my Notepad++ application, and my Minecraft launcher. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated; as I have no clue what is happening
Screenshots of the applications: (The tabs of Notepad++) (teamspeak) (The tabs in the upper left and the font at the bottom is too large)
System info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 5150 APU with Radeon(tm) R3, AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 15818 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8400, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 451758 MB, Free - 312874 MB; D: Total - 99 MB, Free - 58 MB; E: Total - 476838 MB, Free - 284526 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, AM1I (MS-7865)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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I?m not able to find any text strings starting not from the beginning of word in filename or in file content using Windows 7 search.

My Windows 7 search configuration:

Let?s say I?m searching for a documents containing word ?content?.

I?m able to find those documents when searching for ?content?, ?conte?, ?con? (as long as the string includes the beginning of the word).



But if I search for ?ontent?, ?tent? or any other combination that doesn?t include the beginning of the word, Windows search won't find it.

I've tried other indexing/searching software such as Copernic Desktop search, Google desktop search.
Those programs also weren?t able to find part of the word starting from the middle of the word. For instance, it finds ?conte?, but doesn?t find ?onte?.

Finds ?conte?

Doesn?t find ?onte?

I got the same problem using Copernic desktop search.

On the other hand, when I use non-indexing content search software such as Agent Ransack or FileSeek, I get the same results when searching for ?conte? or ?onte?:



Why do all pre-indexing content search applications (Windows search, Google desktop, Copernic desktop search) fail to search for a string inside the words?

Why do non-indexing applications find text strings wherever they are: in the beginning, middle or end of the word?

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A:Windows 7 search doesn’t find text strings

Check if this works:


I find W7 search cumbersome and sometimes unreliable (but fast to find the calulator! lol).
For any important search needs I use Agent Ransack (home) \ FileLocator Pro (work), non-indexed but immensely reliable.

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All of a sudden my IE8 browser went to very large text. No other programs are having this problem. No Accessability Options are On and Page-Text Size is set to smallest. Using Windows 7. Any suggestions out there?

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SysExporter - How to grab text data when Windows doesn't let you COPY

Did you ever see text in a window that you wanted to copy? But couldn't?
When you tried, you discover

Right clicks are disabled in the window. You can?t get a context menu to Select All then Copy
Windows doesn?t even allow you to click and drag your cursor to select text in the window

An example: Device Manager. You open Device Manager and see a list of devices but you can?t copy the device list! So, now download and run this: SysExporter. Figure 1 below shows Device Manager on the left. SysExporter on the right.
SysExporter has an upper and lower pane display. Use column info in the upper pane to find the window you want. Click any column header to sort that column. Upper pane columns include:
Title ? Window Title​Items - # of items grabbed from the window (not including constant items)​In our example, we?re interested in

Windows Title = Device Manager as it?s what appears in the upper left hand corner of the window
Items= 115. We know there are a lot of device item entries so appears like the right number
We click the entry in the upper pane and then see the items in the lower pane. And that is exactly what we want!

Figure 1 - Device Manager / SysExporter​
In lower pane, use the right click context menu to select the items you want to copy (see Figure 2 below) You can the decide among several formats when you save the items

I prefer Copy Sel... Read more

A:SysExporter - How to grab text data from a window when Windows doesn't let you

highlight text, CNTRL-C to copy and CNTRL-V to paste.

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Windows 10 upgrade mobile ...before the up grade when I receive text the speech setting allowed the system to read the receipt text on a speech
Talk format. Now I have the upgraded windows 10 mobile no text speech... Can some one tell me how to get the text to tall to me...

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Hi, im not quite sure if this is the right forum, but im sure a moderator can move it if it isn't the right forum. Anyway, i need to open large text files, around 400+mb. (these are for cod4 and cod2 server, they can get to around 2gigs in about 2 - 3 weeks :|) Can anyone recommend and software to opem these? as notepad doesn't open them and neither does wordpad.


A:Solved: Large Text Files

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I have a very large tab-delimited text file that I want to bring into a program that will separate it into columns. Excel would usually be used for this but it can't handle files that span multiple sheets.
Any ideas?


A:large tab-delimited text file

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I am trying to import a 2 gigabyte fixed width text file into Access97.

The import goes through without problems or error messages. The resulting table is a single record, with the correct number of fields, but with each field empty.

I have also tried to import the same text file into Excel97. Nothing happens - not even the Text Wizard appears.

I am running on WindowsXP with 512mb memory.

Any help appreciated.

A:Importing large text file

It seems as if your file size is too large for Access 97 to handle...
Access 97
Database specifications
Attribute Maximum
Database (.mdb) file size 1 gigabyte. However, because your database can include linked tables in other files, its total size is limited only by available storage capacity.
Number of objects in a database 32768
Modules (including forms and reports with the HasModule property set to True) 1024
Number of characters in an object name 64
Number of characters in a password 14
Number of characters in a user name or group name 20
Number of concurrent users 255

MS Access 2000 however, can handle 2 gigs...

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When I press start all programs ,the list is extensive and the text size is too big so that all the programs do not appear on the list.
Is there a way to make the text size smaller in the all programs list?
Thank you

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Hi Everyone.

Can anyone help me with this little puzzler. On certain Websites (not all of them) in my Favourites the text and icons are all coming up much larger sized.. How do we adjust the sizing downwards ? This is most frustrating on EBay as you can imagine.
Any ideas would really be appreciated.


A:Large text on favourite Websites

See if this helps. Go to one of the sites having this problem, then hold down the 'Ctrl' key on your keyboard as you rotate the wheel on your mouse to the size you wish.

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In Unix there is a "dd" command that will enable the user to split up a large text file into smaller segments. I am on XP and have a 600Mb text file and I want to chop it up in two pieces so I can read it more easily. How can I do this, preferrably from a command line??

A:Solved: Large Text File to Split Up

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I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section but a collegue has complained that when printing emails from Outlook Express they will sporadically print with all the body text at a much larger size, maybe 15 or 16, whilst the header text containing all the to and from information stays it's normal size. On screen, the text is fine, and if forwarded to myself, the text remains normal when I print, it's only on her machine. If I then re-forward the email back to her, again it wil print with oversized body text

She's running XP Pro, I believe on SP1, with an HP1220C A3 printer, all the current drivers are installed (I've just installed them myself before posting this query) and all the settings on Outlook Express match mine exactly.

Any ideas on why this happens and how to stop it?

A:Text prints too large in Outlook Express

Sorry for double posting, didnt see an Edit button anywhere, but I've solved this now,and if anyone else has this problem I'd like to share the solution:

It turns out that Outlook Express uses the same print engine as Internet Explorer, so to change the text size and margin settings:

For print size: IE>View>Text Size>Make adjustment.

For margins: IE>File>Page Setup.

Then print your email again and alls good!

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Normally when I want to copy text from a .pdf, I simply place my cursor at the starting point and drag it down until it covers all the text I want to copy and page. It is a slow process but for a small amount of text it is not a burden. But if I need to copy a large amount of text (pages) it can be slow going. Is there some way I can speed up the process?

A:Copying large amounts of text in .pdf document

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Hello again!

I am trying to assist my niece with her laptop. She has gotten infected and I'm sure it is from her online habits that I have tried to break her from. With that being said, I notice that she has alot of popups as well as her browser text is very large. I have attempted to decrease the zoom size as well as the text size but this has not helped. You guys and gals are so helpful here I told my niece that I would get some true help!

I have ran SUPERAntiSpyware, Combofix and HJT. Logs are following!

A:Solved: Popups and Browser text LARGE

Okay, took care of the webpage display problem... it was a setting in the internet options...accessibility section. After running the items above the pop-ups have fewed but still feel things aren't right.

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I have Win XP and recently did auto updates and installed them, including the SP3 update. But I waited quite some time before applying SP3. I did install the other updates, and since I did the other small updates, I get huge or full screen text boxes or whatever you call them.

Since then, I did all available updates including the SP3 thinking that some new update would remove this annoying problem but it didn't. My XP is up to date but with this problem.

Secondly, I was never able to update IE6 to IE7 or IE8, tried several times, even tried disabling the commodo firewall and trying. No use. Same problem with Office 2007 SP2. Can someone help?

I've also tried cleaning the registry with tuneup utilities.


A:Annoyingly large text boxes and IE7/8 unable to install


Originally Posted by rseni

I've also tried cleaning the registry with tuneup utilities.

That may have been your undoing . . Registry cleaning rarely does anything good and often harms the system.

I Would start with reinstalling your video drivers to take care of the size issue.

What antivirus are you using? . . Did you disable it before installing SP3?

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I'm creating a new worksheet and ideally, one of the columns would be long, properly formatted text strings in one small, neat cell.

For example... suppose I would have first name, last name, favourite color, pet's name and other fields in their respective cells... but I would want a properly formatted "about" or "background" or "bio" type text in another cell for this record.

Obviously that text could be just a few words in some cases, or several paragraphs in other cases... but (again, ideally!) when copied out, it would retain all the line breaks and other formatting for it.

Another example could be gathering customer tetimonials... again, name, city, product they are offering a testimonial for... these are standard and basic fields in the spreadsheet. But (again, as an example of what I'm looking for), their testimonial text would be in a neat cell by itself... which, again, could be just one line of text or several paragraphs that would need to maintain it's proper formatting when copied out?

Is this even possible? I appreciate the assistance.

In case it matters, I'm running Excel 2003 (ie: Office 2003) on my Windows XP based PC.

Please and thank you.

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Hi Everyone,

I have a PC in my living room that we use as a Media Centre. It's an Asus Eee PC 1501, which has Windows XP installed on it. All it is generally used for is to run XBMC, play music via iTunes and do a little web-surfing.

Last night I received some sort of error, the ones that you occasionally get were the dialogue box will generally ask do you want to send the error to Microsoft; 'Send' or 'Don't Send', etc. I normally take note but I was going to to turn off the pc anyway so I pretty much just ignored it (now I can't remember what error it was) and I shut down the PC as normal.

Today I started up my PC as normal, although I seem to have lost many functions. The system hangs just after the welcome screen on the desktop for a while (far longer than it used to. About 5 minutes) without displaying any icons at all.

I seem to have lost the ability to play sound. It's as if Windows cannot detect any drivers even though when I navigate to Device Manager, all hardware has been recognised and the drivers are as reported "working properly". There doesn't seem to be any graphical issues and video runs fine through VLC, but of course without the accompanying audio. When I go to volume control I receive the message:

"There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printer and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware. This program will now close"Click... Read more

A:Loss of Sound, Network & large text issue

hiya you could try a system restore,Start>programmes>accessories>system tools>system restore and select a date when it was running ok,

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I am running windows XP with approx 70gb plus remaining.

If I copy and paste a page such as an internet page onto ‘Microsoft Word processor’ from Microsoft works 6 (which I guess is the equivalent to WORD), I have a message that says its unable to complete the task as I do not have enough memory and suggests I close existing running programs or re-start windows...neither of which work. Apart from that, memory is not an issue of course.

I do not have a problem however with a smaller amount of text.

Any ideas?


A:unable to copy/paste large amounts of text

Need to know the program and version.

When you open it, hit Help-About.

Exactly what does it say?


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Hi there
I love using Adobe photo shop (CS6 extended) but a major irritant is that the Adobe menu text always seems too small. (The Photoshop menus - not Windows). Has anyone any idea how to make the text size bigger.

Here's a sample of what I mean - the second image shows the text in the drop down fine -- deliberately made bigger to explain what I mean - but the Photoshop titles are tiny and hard to read -- and the 3rd image is what you see when using Bridge -- The image browser built into photo shop -- the text is TINY.


A:Photoshop menu text too small on large monitor

I found these suggestions :

To change the font size for Photoshop's user interface, simply go up to the Photoshop menu at the top of the screen (Edit menu in Windows), choose Preferences, and then choose General. You'll see an option near the top of the Preferences dialog box called UI Font Size. Simply select a different size from the menu.

You'll need to close out of Photoshop and restart it for the change to take effect.


In CS6, "Font Preview Size" is now located under the "Type" menu item, not under "Type" in the CS6 Preferences.



I hope they are what you need.

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I just had a rather frustrating but successful battle with spyaxe. Although I won, I have some remaining problems. The primary issue is that when I am online, some web pages open with extremely large text while some others open up in a normal / regular size. The second (not as important) problem is my desktop background is completely white. When I go through start up procedures the initial / selected destop background comes on screen, but within the final sequence this changes to solid white. The icons are present but have a weird blue shadow. Thanks in advance for any help,


A:Large Text While On-line / White Desktop Background

Hi RobThis fix is only for XP & Windows 2000 Download and Save Cleandesktop to your computer from this link: and double click on the cleandesktop.exeIt will automatically extract to c:\desktopclean where it needs to be to run and will automatically run the cleandesktop.vbs script If it doesn't open then go to c:\desktopclean and double click on the cleandesktop.vbs Do not run any other file from there please unless asked to If you have script blocking enabled you will get a warning about a malicious script wanting to run. Please allow this script to run. It is not malicious.If you get a message when you first run it "Can not find script file "blah blah blah" then don't worry just doubleclick the cleandesktop.vbs script again you sometimes get that message when a script blocker blocks the script It will then kill Explorer. You will lose your taskbar and desktop. It will repair the registry entries returning your normal desktop and context menu functions.It will restart Explorer.Once you have performed the big cleanup, each of the other Users on the System needs to be signed in to clean up their desktop and regain the right click.I have included another vbs to do this. It is named Other Profiles Regfix.vbsHave each User sign in and run Other Profiles Regfix.vbsOpen C:\ (Go to Start>Run and type C: Press enter) and Open the c:\desktopclean folder. Double click on Other Profiles... Read more

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Hello all,
I am fairly new to macros and am looking to split a large word document into smaller files based on a text string within the document, and then save those files as individual word documents, or as a bonus, PDF documents. The text string is "HEADER DATA".

Basically, I want the macro to find the text string "HEADER DATA", then select that page and all pages up to but not including the next instance of "HEADER DATA", then cut those pages from the original document, create a new document with the same formatting/ page layout, and save that document with a new file name. I want the process repeated until the end of the document, and each file saved with a new file name.

Some attributes about the file:

The text string "HEADER DATA" is always in the same location on a page, but is not at the top of the page.
The format and layout of the new document must match the current document.

Here is something I came up with (don't laugh too hard, lol). This will extract the first pages as intended, and saves the new file, but then Word stops responding. I don't quite know what the error is. Thank you in advance for any help.

' SPLIT Macro
vPath = ActiveDocument.Path & "\"

With Selection.Find
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindContin... Read more

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Hey guys, I'm using Windows XP and need to enlarge my desktop icons, I right click, choose appearance then effects and tick "Use large icons" and they change as they should but when I log off/ turn off my computer they revert to their 32x32 images, can anyone tell me why this is happening and how to fix it? Thanks.Here are some screensBefore:After:

A:"use Large Icons" Doesn't Work Properly.

Read thisThat should help youMark

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This is a rather strange problem, the search text when searching from the start menu isn't appearing. I can still highlight it though. Any ideas?

Edit: Also just realized the buttons to the left aren't visible either.

A:Search text doesn't appear

Hi, assuming you haven't relevant system restore points (system restore is off by default in Win 10- which has surprised people) or disk images to restore (everyone using Windows really needs to use disk imaging as Win 10 in particular seems fragile) then:

I suggest an in-place upgrade repair install
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
which will allow you to keep everything bar a few settings, and it will disable system restore again.

Hopefully this will resolve the problem, albeit using a sledgehammer approach.

The Powershell commands often recommended to reinstall apps seem to break several currently, so pending news that now works, I would advise against using them.

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I wasn't sure where to put this since it happens in various it is going here! :)

Since last night, I've noticed that in Outlook and in various websites, when I type, nothing shows right takes about 30 seconds or so before the text "catches up" to what I've typed. It is sooo frusterating!!!! But like on here, I am having no issues with it. MYSPACE is one place it has been sluggish...and on Yahoo mail...Outlook....

I don't get it. What's up with it???

Thanks for any insight! :)

A:Text doesn't show...delayed?

Can you swap out the keyboard to see if the problem is in the buffer?

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I just bought Trakfone LG cell phone LG 4200G. I phoned my girl friend from my cell phone. it was ok but I tried to put the words in the text when it put more words. I clicked on e-mail section and saw the message setting and clicked on it and saw text message and saw +13123149810. Do I change it if so what?

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I'm a Windows 8 newcomer so I haven't quite mastered everything yet. When I switch on the PC I click on the front page which takes me to my logon screen. When I try to enter my Password, my key strokes have no effect. I cannot enter a password. Restart and it comes up again and I can enter my password. Help please, what is happening to prevent me entering my password on power up?

A:Logon on password box doesn't allow me to enter text

Try to boot in safe mode. What's the result?

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when i try to delete a selected text inmicrosoft word, it doesn't do it. anyone knows how to fix this problem?

A:backspace doesn't work on selected text in word

mazumbado said:

when i try to delete a selected text inmicrosoft word, it doesn't do it. anyone knows how to fix this problem?Click to expand...

I'm guessing ... Tools -- Options -- Edit ; check "Typing replaces selection".

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icons on desktop are gone text is still there & start menu doesn't open.

I have searched and searched for an answer and this doesn't seem like the easy fix. I have tried the task manager explorer.exe thing. I have also right clicked on desktop and tried changing the view settings. I have scanned for viruses using stop sign I have deleted all that has showed. Also I have gone in safe mode and it shows the same problem... one more thing! When I change folder options to "show invisible folders and files" it doesn't show anything new.

Someone please help I've been on this Frickin problem for a few days...

Thank you in advance
Paul Dice

A:icons on desktop are gone text is still there & start menu doesn't ope

Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free too.

Then try a System Restore to a prior date (before the issue).

And run the scan again.

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On my old pc where everything else is working just fine, no problems, no viruses: I had a text file and read it this morning. Later I used search (above the start button) to find it again. Right-clicking properties, I found the file was read-only. I tried to copy the file from the search list but Windows 7 Pro wouldn't let me. It only created a shortcut in the folder I wanted to copy to. Deleted the shortcut.
Still later that file didn't show up using the same search. Searched in Windows Explorer. Nope. Thought a pointer might've gotten messed up and tried a Restore Point (to yesterday). Read here that RP only deals w/system files (which is why your data files are left alone). Don't understand how the original file was 'lost' but wondering if I run Scandisk if that might help.
Not a big deal, the data can be re-created basically. But I'd rather have the original back.
As always, any feedback would be appreciated : ),

A:lost a text file, now explorer say doesn't exist

You could try using recovery software. I have had  fair success with Recuva, a free download from BC -
Download and install it then run it. You can tell it to search quite a precise location. If you know the folder where your text file was kept set it to search that folder. One small tip. It produces the best results if you do not ask it to save recovered files onto the same drive they were stored in. In your case I would suggest plugging in an empty memory stick and instructing it to save to that.
A point to bear in mind, you said "my old PC". It would probably be a good idea to back up all your data off this computer to external storage ASAP, just in case this missing file is an indicator of a failing hard drive. If your data is backed up, a deceased hard drive becomes a major nuisance rather than a catastrophe !
Chris Cosgrove

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I was in settings today and It gave me a message telling me I had to reset my settings because something or another was corrupt. I did so and most stuff works fine (Had to sign back into a bunch of stuff) but I do have one problem. Text fields no longer seem able to remember anything I've put into them. For example when trying to sign in here I usually just click the username box, "Bad-People" comes up and I click it to enter it automatically. But "Bad-People" doesn't come up anymore.
I figured resetting things just erased the history. That would have been fine but it also doesn't remember anything I enter new. So if I signed in here, then signed out, and then tried to sign in again "Bad-People" STILL wouldn't show up. This is a feature I use A LOT on a number of sites but it no longer works on any site I've tried. 
Vista Home Basic
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I hope I can clearly explain this problem.

I've built a query that has one a criteria line that looks like this:


The query runs exactly as it should and filters the value in cbMyOtherComboBox parameter if the word "Regional" is in the noted in cbMyComboBox, or does not filter on anything if the word "Regional" does not appear in the cbMyComboBox.

I've built a report based on this query. In the report I've placed a chart, also based on the same query and created a master-child link on one of the fields so that the chart will loop through the data for each grouping within the field and chart the data.

This all worked great and smooth, until I added the filter to the query that callls the combobox value in the form. While, like I said, the query runs smooth, the report does not. Actually, the report runs fine in report view, but it breaks in print preview (or printing to PDF) and states the following error message:

The Microsoft Office Access database engine does not recognize [Forms]![frmMyForm]![cbMyOtherComboBox] as a valid field name or expression.

Any thoughts on why this won't work with print view (but it does with report view) and how I can fix this?

A:Access 2007 report doesn't recognize form text box

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Hi everyone,

Here's an annoying little bug that I can't find a reason for...

When I paste a large amount of text (several lines) into a cell that has the WRAP TEXT format property turned on, I've found that it doesn't always wrap the text to fit in the cell; sometimes it will use just the first line of the cell and let the text spill beyond the border of the cell, and sometimes it will successfully wrap the text to fit in the cell. What gives?? I usually end up having to manually insert line returns at the end of each line to make the text fit properly in the cell.

I've also encountered this problem (sometimes) when I've had to change the width of a column after text had already been pasted into the cell.

Can anyone offer any suggestions on how fix this "pebble in my shoe"?

BTW, I am using Excel 97.


A:Why doesn't WRAP TEXT (cell format) work all the time?

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I use both the in-built version of Paint, and the earlier mspaint which I copied from XP and pasted into Windows 8.1.

Both have been working until this evening, when their Text windows stopped opening.

Not knowing what else to try, I ran the system file check, and rebooted, but that has made no difference.

What can I do to repair them?

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Windows Outlook Express 6.0--incoming email text is blank. Did some searching and found a partial solution> regsvr32 inetcomm.dll. This works find overnight, but the same problem returns the next day.

I am running Windows XP Sp2 Pentium 4 Compaq. I have also scanned for malware, etc, using Pest Patrol 5.0, Giant AntiSpyware, and GoldWare with 0 results. Virus scans through Kasperksy, Norton and McAfee Stinger have also found no virus.

What can I do next since it seems to also be affecting MS Outlook as well.

Thanks, :bounce: :bounce: ​

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I've experienced this on various websites, forums, etc.. where I'm typing into a text box. (Oddly it's working here just fine).

Since I find it much faster to move the "beam" cursor around with the arrow keys (and CTRL+Arrow key to jump over whole words), I frequently use that instead of the mouse to reposition the cursor, handy if I want to go back a few words and add or change something.

However on many sites, using the arrow keys fails to move the beam, yet the actual input position does change.

For example, I'll press "CRTL+Left Arrow" a few times to jump back three words. On the screen the beam stops flashing but stays put, yet if I start to type the typing starts where the beam should have ended up if it moved properly.

Follow me?

Any suggestions on fixing this would be appreciated.


A:Cursor beam doesn't move with arrow keys in text areas

I think that the cursor you are describing is a function of the video driver, check for an update and/or uninstall and re-install the one you are using.

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I am preparing a chemistry textbook and have hit several interesting, undocumented limits in Word. I was able to bypass them by splitting the document into two documents and linking the second as a sub-document in the first. This introduced another interesting problem...

Each document contains several text boxes.

• Everything is visible is print preview.
• When I print each individual document, everything prints.
• [THE PROBLEM] When I print the complete document, some(?) text boxes in the first document do not print; all text boxes in the second document print. (Again, everything is visible in print preview, but not in the printed document).

Your thoughts...

Roy Jensen
Chemistry, Grant MacEwan College

A:Word 2003 master document doesn't print text boxes

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When I turn on my computer, I get to the Windows XP user account screen and all the text is in a Symbol format. I sign in and All the text under the icons, the start menu, the text in some windows is also in Symbol format. I do not understand how this happened. I do not know how to change it because I can't navigate around to try and fix it because all the text is in symbol form and I do not know where i am. Please help me!! Thanks!!!

A:Windows XP Text problem. Most text is in Symbol format. HELP!!!

Hard to say what happened, but I suspect that one of the system fonts has gone missing. Wihout being able to navigate, you better just do a repair installation unless you can navigate System Restore well enough to give it a try.

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Greetings! I've searched everywhere for the answer to this issue. It must be common, but I can't find it anywhere. I'm using MS Word 2007, but the problem was the same in 2003. I sometimes get a text box that is behind regular text. I need to move it. One normally just selects a text box and drags, or cut and paste, it where one wants. However, when it is behind text, it can't be selected. I have found no way to select normal text and "send it behind."

How do I get to this text box that is behind my regular text? I've been told to "move the regular text out of the way, then you will be able to get to your text box." But the text box moves with text!



A:Text box stuck behind regular text in MS Word 2003 and 2007, Can't select text box.

You can't post a link to your computer to post an image. We cannot access your computer. Upload the png image as an attachment please. To do that, scroll down to "Manage Attachments" then click on "Browse" to locate the file on your computer then "open" it and then click on "Upload" and submit your reply.

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My grandchild was playing a shooting game, when suddenly the picture when sideways and there was large lettering.

I was able to upright the lettering, but still have the large lettering on the font.

I tryto get into a folder or program, but the large lettering prevents acessing all the information.

I was able to play TW08 golf game with no problems, but when I finished and returned to windows large lettering still there.

Have tried to find somewhere to reduce the size to normal, but unsuccessful.


A:vista home edition large font large lettering

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Over the past week, there have been occasions when I'm in Firefox and when I type, no text appears. Instead the tabs at the top of the Firefox page (i.e. File, Edit, View, History) are selected. It seems that I need to close down all Firefox windows and reopen to get rid of the problem. But the fix is only temporary. It comes back a few days later. I'm not sure what the cause is. I've followed the steps on the "Read this first" section. Then I went through the steps in the Prep Guide. When I run rootrepeal, the scan seems to stop at c:/windows/winsxs/manifests. Of the files that seem to have been scanned in rootrepeal up until the manifests part, they all say "locked to the windows api!" in the status section. Since I can't get further, I'm attaching my dds and attach logs below. Would love to hear if I am doing something wrong. Thanks!!
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Rungostar at 17:47:57.67 on Tue 12/15/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18865 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3581.2257 [GMT -5:00]

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

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

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
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A:Typing in Firefox Only Doesn't Create Text, But Opens File, Edit, View, History Tabs

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I will shortly need to move a large number (20,000) very large (20-30Mb) image files and associated tiny xmp sidecar files from one hard drive to another.

MS file explorer will make a meal of this so any suggestions for alternatives please? I have several folders each containing many thousands of files as above so moving a folder en-bloc is an option rather than file by file?

A:moving large number of large files to new drive

Simply drag and drop the folder(s).

Might want to do a copy first, verify that everything did indeed get copied, and then delete the originals.

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Hello everyone.

I'm new here so I hope I'm doing everything the way it is supposed to be done.
For starters I have first used the "Search" function, however this didn't lead me to a solution of my problem.

Some text appears as Extra Large even though Font size (under Appearance) is set to "Normal".

Please have a look at the screenshot (attached) as it is quite hard to describe whats going on.

Important to note is that the installation of "StyleXP" and the applying of the "Panther" Theme has been done AFTER this problem occurred so I don't think there is a relationship there.

The problem is also not limited to the "Epson Scan" program (seen in the screenshot) I just used it as an example.

It often happens in "Program Menus" and "Dropdown lists", and only within the OS, not inside any browsers (Firefox or IE).

The OS works fine except for this issue.
I'd really appreciate any help regarding this problem.

Maybe there is a way to fix this in the registry?

Kind regards and thanks for reading.

A:Some text is "Extra Large" even though appearance is "Normal"

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Updated to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 two weeks ago.
Had problems with Firefox.  Tried to download to replace existing Firefox.  CNET site appeared to be correct but something seemed wrong so I killed the download. But.
- The windows start menu doesn't come up when I click on the icon, but if I right-click, a text menu does appear and lets me, for example, shut down.
.- If I click on the Windows End icon in the task bar, the screen flashes but End does not come up.  Ditto for the Windows Store icon.
-  Somewhere SpyBot S&D was erased, but I was able to download it.
- If I double-click on a photo in Windows Explorer, I get a popup that lists the name of the jpeg and says Invalid Entry to Registry.  If I right click on the photo and go to any of the options the photo is opened except if I choose Photo.
- Firefox cannot properly display the Yahoo mail page, though Pale Moon and Opera can.
- I have Avast Anti-Virus and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and when I run their scans, they find no issues.
SO there are a few issues that I need help with.

A:windows 10 problems - start menu doesn't appear, windows key doesn't work, etc

Well the first thing you should try is to Run System Restore to before all of these problems started or to when you first installed Windows 10.
Then try to download Firefox from there website
Third thing is I would recommend to get rid of Avast it is low end and could be allowing virus I recommend ether McAfee or Norton Security.

Those are some things to think about
but it is all up to you when making your final decision

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If you extract the icons from imageres.dll or shell32.dll then the maximum icon size is about 64x64 and 32x32 for most icons. I am trying to extract the largest icons, where can I get them. or am I just doing it wrong?

A:Where are the Extra-Large and Large Icons stored

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When viewing large and extra large photo previews, the jpeg thumbnails will not load. Is this a 64 bit issue?

Any Ideas?

A:Large, Extra Large Icons won't load

I can tell you it's not a 64 bit issue as I do not have this problem.
Beyond that, I'll have to defer to another with more expertise in this matter.

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First post here on the SevenForums! I'm only saving the tough ones for you guys! Here's the problem:

My client's computer was infected with a virus obtained via Facebook. I removed this and multiple other infections (and I'm pretty thorough with my scanning). She gets it back, starts working on it, and apparently her devices and printers icons are blank. Not missing, like with a "blank page" icon, just... blank. Here's the kicker: it only happens with large and extra large icons. It also happens with normal folder icons. When I change it to medium or lower, they come back. I've tried rebuilding the icon cache database several times, tried sfc /scannow, tried chkdsk, tried uninstalling any recent updates, etc... There have been no hardware changes, the hard drive has been tested as good (no bad sectors), her dual monitors are at a sane resolution, and I'm confident that the viruses has been removed. Trust me -- I've tried all the obvious stuff I can think of. Thanks and Good luck!

Edit: Also, I did about 30 minutes of searching through previous threads. Couldn't find a thing, but I could have missed it...

A:Large & extra large icons blank

Quote: Originally Posted by Xileos

First post here on the SevenForums! I'm only saving the tough ones for you guys! Here's the problem:

My client's computer was infected with a virus obtained via Facebook. I removed this and multiple other infections (and I'm pretty thorough with my scanning). She gets it back, starts working on it, and apparently her devices and printers icons are blank. Not missing, like with a "blank page" icon, just... blank. Here's the kicker: it only happens with large and extra large icons. It also happens with normal folder icons. When I change it to medium or lower, they come back. I've tried rebuilding the icon cache database several times, tried sfc /scannow, tried chkdsk, tried uninstalling any recent updates, etc... There have been no hardware changes, the hard drive has been tested as good (no bad sectors), her dual monitors are at a sane resolution, and I'm confident that the viruses has been removed. Trust me -- I've tried all the obvious stuff I can think of. Thanks and Good luck!

Edit: Also, I did about 30 minutes of searching through previous threads. Couldn't find a thing, but I could have missed it...

Well you probably pulled some icon cache files off that were infected but also had the L and XL icons. If sfc didnt work you could try a repair install. It will re-install only the files with different hash marks.

Make a backup and restore point first just in case

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My dad was recently doing some work on this computer and he REALLY changed the settings in Word around. I was able to get most of them back to how I like it, except one.

When I highlight text and click "delete" to erase it or highlight it and start typing to replace it... it doesn't work. It's like some "text protector" where it doesn't delete it.

How do I fix it back to the original way? (I remember this happening once before).


A:WORD: Highlight text and click "delete" doesn't work!

Come on, someone's gotta know.

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I've never seen this problem before in my life and it has me mortified.

My Sony VAIO starts. It's plugged in normally. The power lights flash, it checks the CD-RW drive, and then remains on with the main power light on and the fan on, but the screen remains black and nothing else happens. Windows XP doesn't load. No Sony logo, no "Operating system not found," nothing. It's like it's had a lobotomy.

I haven't installed anything new, and the notebook has just been sitting around unplugged for a few days. The last thing I used it for was to burn a CD with Windows Media Player. The only change I can think of is that my USB tablet isn't plugged in.

Any suggestions? Thanks, everybody.

A:Solved: XP VAIO laptop starts, Windows doesn't, screen doesn't seem to.

If it has a battery installed, try removing that. Then with the laptop power plug UNplugged press and hold the power button for a second or two.

Then plug the power adapter back in WITHOUT replacing the battery and see if you can get a normal start.

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I go to Character map looking for the large i ,looks like 2 large T and the ohter one flipped over.Does Character map Not have this one ?

A:Character map missing the large i ,looks like 2 large T

the strange thing is after I posted this I see my I that I want ,but while i was typing i was only getting a capital i that looks like a line. Also when i copy and paste the correct I , after pasting , the i turns back into a stupid line. any ideas ?

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Cant get it to updateand when i use thr troubleshooternit doesnt work either
Farbar Service Scanner Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by Administrator (administrator) on 03-01-2015 at 16:34:05
Running from "D:\Users\Administrator\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate  Service Pack 1 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
Internet Services:
Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible. is accessible. is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
mpsdrv Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of mpsdrv service is OK.
The ImagePath of mpsdrv service is OK.
MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of MpsSvc service is set to Disabled. The default start type is Auto.
The ImagePath of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ServiceDll of MpsSvc service is OK.
Firewall Disabled Policy:
System Restore:
SDRSVC Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ImagePath: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ServiceDll: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
System Restore Disabled Policy:
Action Center:
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A:Windows 7 doesn't update and troubleshooter doesn't work

Please follow the instructions Here to run the System Update Readiness Tool. When the SURT finishes installing, copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) the contents of the SURT log into your next post please:C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.logC:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.persist.log

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Did Microsoft come up with the solution of this issue on Windows 8.1

re-build the index helps compacting the edb file but it will grow again
are there a Windows 8.1 patch available to address this issue?
the patch KB2836988 doesn't apply to Windows 8.1

Thank you

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I am currently trying to make a copy of the files on my laptop to an external drive but after 1 Gb of data is transferred the status box when copying stops and doesn't seem to be copying over any further files. When I try to cancel the process it does not register that I have pressed cancel and I have to shut off my laptop manually, waiting a few seconds before turning it back on.

I have uninstalled avast believing that it might be causing an issue with the transfer but the result is still the same.

Recently after a failed attempt it has rendered my hard drive back to an ntfs unreadable state due to error code 0x80070570 .

Any help to resolve either issue would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Windows 7: Windows 7 stalling during copying of large files to externa

What is the external HD? How old is it? When was it formatted etc..

In any case I would run a diagnostic on the external drive.
Also try a copying utility such as TeraCopy free version and see if it has similar problems(once the external drive is returned to a normal state or using another drive.)

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I just bought a 160G hard drive, Seagate, to be used in an external case. Seagates software recognized it as 152+G but said that win 98 would only recognize as max of 137G unless I used their software and partition in 2 partions. This was Ok 1 partition at 80G and 1 at 80G. When all was said and done I only got 80 G and 1 at 57G, with 2 partitions. The partitions were done on a win98 desktop with drive as secondary slave. Any ideas as how to get more out of this harddrive.

Thanks for any help.
Go Cards!

A:Large HDD - Windows 98/ME

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I have a DELL OPTIPLEX GX1 that crashed...I replaced the hard drive & updated from Windows 2000 to Windows XP Pro...Some where along the line my "RUN" box disappeared..I can get it if I safe boot..But also when I open some files the window is TOO large to access functions at the bottom of the page...I can NOT move the page up enough to use these functions...I tried to change the page size useing my mouse but I can NOT get close enough to the edges to do it...(off screen) I also tried to adjust the pixels on my display but that shrinks up EVERYTHING too small for me to use easily...Is there an adjustment some where that will correct this & maybe get my "RUN" box back ? ? ? PLEASE help...My name is Ron & you can contact me directly through e-mail OR thru this website...Thank you VERY VERY much...RON

A:Windows TOO large

Hi RM2007 !

What's the maximum display resolution you can set in the display properties ? You probably need to update your video drivers.

Your computer is pretty old and there doesn't seem to be any drivers for XP available from Dell's website.

Found these drivers from Ati's website : Yours should be the second one (under Rage Pro).

If your video card has the standard 4MB memory then once the drivers are installed you'll be able to set your display resolution to 1024 x 768 (85Hz).

About the run command, check that it's checked to appear in the sart menu properties :

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I want to make the move to SSD on my notebook. However, I am researching and seeing that a 30GB SSD may be to small for Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium especially with future windows updates. I am trying to reduce my current Windows 7 64 install on my original 320GB drive to see how small of a footprint I can accomplish, but I end up only reducing the install to 32GB after all the tips I've read out there.

I have uninstalled everything I can think of and turned of system restore. Any other tips and/or advice is much appreciated. Thank you!

A:30GB SSD large enough for Windows 7 64?

Quote: Originally Posted by unknown

Any other tips and/or advice is much appreciated. Thank you!


You could use a program like VLite to remove additional Windows components, but I would think 30GB is still too small.

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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.

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Hi, I'm new here. Since a week ago, my computer using large amount of RAM for some Windows processes like explorer.exe and winlogon.exe. When I start the computer, it is working fine, but then after 1 to 2 hours, it use more RAM even if I dont do anything.

Here is the list of the most notable processes
-explorer.exe = 50.000 K to 150.000 K
-wisptis.exe = 20.000 K to 40.000 K (there are two processes, I suspect one of them is a virus)
-winlogon.exe = 40.000 K to 150.000 K

Is it normal or it is definitely a virus? How to reduce these RAM usage?

A:Windows processes using large RAM


I suspect one of them is a virus

You are probably correct in assuming there is a virus, as these 3 processes are a part of the Windows OS (Wisptis.exe is a system process which comes included with Microsoft Office Suite driver for Wacom Tablet, Windows ink services and tends to run alongside Adobe Acrobat Reader) Winlogon is the logon service where you logon to Windows with your user name and password.
You can also run Process Explorer to get a better handle on what is doing this.
Due to forum rules, we cannot assist with malware removal here. Please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and post in that section of the forum for more help.

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Just connected a new 1920X1080 TV to my PC and it's working great EXCEPT that Windows 7 is a little too large for the TV and stuff is getting cut off. Is there some feature to let me squeeze the system to fit the display on the TV?

Resolution on the TV and 24" monitor are both set to duplicate 1920X1080. The monitor displays fine. If I go to 1280X1024, everything fits perfectly, but I want to use the recommended larger resolution.

A:Windows slightly too large for my tv

Do you have a scaling, or scanning option for your tv? Check your video card settings, it should have a scaling option.

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{28672A49-65A7-11E0-9BF5-00FF01000001} 4/18/11 7.5GB (7,908,378KB)
{7796876C-5958-11DF-9A44-E0CB4EF925B9} 5/6/10 795,152KB
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I noticed my C: almost filled up so I used my handy WinDirstat to figure out what happened. It looks like 10 days ago a huge file was created in my c:\windows directory. The filename looks like some HEX registry key of some sort. The curly braces are actually in the filename. I did some quick googling and didn't see anything like this. Any ideas what this could be? I tried moving it to my D: but the file is in use by "System". I'm currently at 3GB free out of 150, so I really need to clear this file out if it is not needed. I thought maybe it might be some corrupted swap file, but I have mine set to my D:

This is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

A:very large file in c:\windows

Go into safe mode, and rename it. Reboot normally. If your windows loads fine, then just delete the file.

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Just rebooted computer and all my windows, menu's, fonts etc have become very large.. how can u restore the size of these things back to normal?

A:Large Size Windows

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :

If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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My windows folder takes 15.1GB of my 32GB on my C drive and the Winsxs folder inside it takes up 9.8GB, is that normal? My laptop has very few applications I installed and only one is over 1GB and its a bit torrent full of music(2.4GB) so does it really take such a massive supply of memory just to run it?

A:Large Windows Folders

What happened to all of my hard drive space on Windows Vista? | Xatal

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When I maximize any window, it resizes to just a little bit too large. The resolution of my monitor has not changed, I'm still running at 1280 x 1024, and have been for quite some time. But this is a recent problem (annoyance). I'm wondering if maybe this was caused by one of the recent Windows updates. I can't pin down when I first noticed it, but it's driving me nuts. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Windows when maximized are too large

If you haven't done so already, right click on an empty space on the desktop and select resolution. Make sure the resolution is the same as your monitor. The correct resolution usually has (recommended) next to it.

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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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am using windows 98. want to change montior to flat screen. tried a NEC but was told by NEC my 98 couldn't support 1024 x ?, so got a KOGI that had been hooked to an old 95. screen is fuzzy and windows are so large i can't reach the apply or ok buttons. in display there is a minus (-) in front of display adapters; the subtitle is NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2 and a minus (-) in front of monitors with the subtitle of GVISIONL5QX-TIA. Should the display adapters and monitors subtitles be the same? I think the NEC was NVIDIA and I think the KOGI is the GVISION. Any suggestions of Annie?

A:fuzzy screen and too large windows

good news!! don't need help with "too large windows" portion of my problem. I finally got that part solved. the windows are normal size and i can now reach the apply and the ok buttons. time to celebrate!! still need help with the fuzzy screen...annie yahe, yahoo!

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I'm having some troubles with windows that are too large to choose the right button.
I've been searching over the internet and I have read things about dpi, but that's 100% in my case and so no problem. I've updated my nvidia graphic's card. I've tried to use a windows 7 fixing tool, no good result.

I'm using an external LED screen with a resolution of 1920x1080. I don't know why it suddenly had this problem... but even without this external screen, the problem shows up

I've included a screenshot of my gta 4 installing wizard (and it's not just with this installing wizard, but also java, adobe pdf...)... Hopefully the image tells you more than what I've been explaining...

thanks anyways for all your replies,



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Hi everyone, I was up until 5 am last night banging my head against the wall so I really hope someone can help!!

My PC was experiencing quite a few problems with a year old XP installation so I decided to do a reinstall 2 days ago. I have 2 drives, 80gb(boot) and 250GB (data) (both SATA), I backed up all my important stuff to the data drive, booted my XP disc, wiped the boot drive and away I went. The XP disc is an old, but proper one, that didn't have either service pack on.

I ran through all the reinstall bits and bobs, had a small problem with corrupting downloads that turned out to be Nvidia firewall, got everything patched and all ok but the data drive appears corrupted, it appears in 'my computer' but clicking on it gives me "F:| s not accessable, The file or directory os corrupted and unreadable".

Disc management in admin tools shows up a drive, as healthy, with a size of 232.88 GB, and as active.

I wondered if it was to do with the 48bit LBA addressing or anything else? It was so late last night I wasn't able to fix things and after running into a few things on the web, I physically unplugged the data drive and did the whole windows installation all over again but to absolutely no joy.

Has anyone else had a similar problem? Is there anything I can do? I need the data on this drive more than the PC itself!!

Thanks very very much for anything you can give - you lot have proved very very knowledgable in the past!!

Cheers again

A:Windows XP Resinstall and Large HD Disaster :(


Welcome To TSF.

Sorry about the bad start but hopfully things will pick up.

First - If you have an Anti Virus Program run it (just on the Data drive) If you dont click here to use an Free Online Scanner
If that scanner does not work click here for another one.

Second - Install and run Ad-Aware and its plugin VX2 Add-on Cleaner.

Third - Install And Run Microsoft Windows Defender.

All That are maked RED are link for the downloads or the pages.

If they are any problems or any thing comes up on them 3 just messege back here.

Hope it all goes okay.

Have A Nice Day,


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How To Resize Desktop Icons In Windows 7

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Hi All

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Hi everyone,

Im new here and just stumbled on this site, and Im glad I did.

I had a virus, and am pretty sure it is gone. I have done alot of scanning with malwarebytes, nod32, etc. all in safe mode. And I think it is all gone.

Anyways I did a PC recovery (F10 while pc is starting up) and when I do this of course it wipes out all the windows updates that have been loaded up over the years. So there are 99 updates to reload up. When I load them all up at once I have no internet access and I get messages that pop up on restart as in blah blah blah C:/windows/ could not be loaded. Also C:/ programfiles/disc/discover.exe cant be loaded either. Before I load all the updates, the pc works fine.

Any solutions out there? Am I just loading too many updates at once on the pc?

My pc is compaq with amd athalon 64 processor 3500+ 991 MHz with 2GB RAM

Thanks in advance for the help

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Try System Restore to a point prior to all the updates.

Running SP3 standalone will decrease the number of updates you will need.

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Did you try this one
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Fanboi's unite!

I have to now install a 3rd party app to have A START MENU... WTF?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I'm out.

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Hi there
As a new member you are showing an awful lot of arrogance here -- in any case all programs are really applications so there's nothing wrong in calling a program an application -- can't see what the problem is.

You also mention Windows 8 which is now obsolete and has been replaced by Windows 8.1 which is a lot better and if you don't like the metro desktop you NEVER have to see it.

Apart from missing the standard start menu - which you can easily replace either by a 3rd party (usually free) application or custom toolbars or both you can make it look and behave identically to W7 which certainly was regarded as a good OS.

Now if you were referring to the ways Ms is choosing to implement updates etc (via the store rather than full ISO's) then your post might havce some merit - otherwise it simply adds totally NOTHING and doesn't enhance your reputation ONE IOTA. If you REALLY hate W8 so much just disappear and let others get on sensibly on this Forum.


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I know this is supposed to be a Windows 7 forum, but my problem is on a Windows XP machine. A lot of you experts learned your stuff on XP so probably have a good idea what the problem might be.

I have an HP XW4100 computer that I use to store backups. It doesn't have to be fast, and XP has worked well on that machine.

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Have you tried partitioning your HD so that your partitions are < 2tb?

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(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
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A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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Hi there

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I'm appreciated your feedback.


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Hi there

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We also had a look on the following KB - and
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I'm appreciated your feedback.



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Hi there

We have this machine running on Windows 8.1 that have an issue with spacing due to the Windows.edb can grow up to 30 GB space.

We know how to fix it temporarily by shutting down the Wsearch service and delete that windows.edb file. We've noticed that this symptoms happened when the machine is offsite. This machine has a File History backup that backing into NAS at office.

We also had a look on the following KB - and nothing specifically about Windows 8.1 and we did apply the KB 2836988 and applied and it didn't work due to Windows 8.1 NOT 8.0 RT.

I'm appreciated your feedback.


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