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Apply Button In Control Panel Doesn't Work

Q: Apply Button In Control Panel Doesn't Work

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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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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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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Ok whenever i change sound settings like raise mic boost or raise mic volume the apply button doesnt light up to accept the changes but works everywhere else. i have already ran a file integrity check nothing wrong there. I have already updated any drivers everything is up to date there.

What else could i check or do to fix this problem?

I am running Windows 7 Pro.

A:Sound panel apply button

Mine isn't lighted too, but it remembers the settings.
Do yours remember the settings?

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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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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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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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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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I got so peeved trying to get a Vista generic desktop backround pic to be incorporated easy.
I downloaded one.

I chose "Classic" windows theme because doing so, that feature allows the easiest way to "right click your net downloaded backround" and Windows will make it your backround.

I find Windows customization to be a real chore for something as simple as incorporating a desktop backround with Windows 7, and even with Vista.

Anyhoo...I still am opening up folders where the window shows just the name of the file without any "Details" applied to it. I then change the View options to show more than the files name. I choose "Details"...and it happens. Great. But...then when I go to Tools and Folder Options, the Apply to All Folders is greyed out. I look at the check boxes and the box is checked for "Show Details." I have to manually do it myself (once) for each folder not previously opened and apply "show details/list.

Is this because I chose the Windows "Classic" Color (from the big list)? It may be.

I found incorporating a downloaded desktop backround into Windows 7 a bit confusing.
That's why I scrolled down to the Windows Classic area.

Whats up with me not able to apply settings in one folder to all folders? I think its because I chose "Windows Color" (and went from there) from the bottom of that windows 7 Theme and Backround area. It may be the cause of this. Windows 7 gives... Read more

A:Anyone find that Apply to all folders doesn't work?

Quote: Originally Posted by Caslon

Anyhoo...I still am opening up folders where the window shows just the name of the file without any "Details" applied to it. I then change the View options to show more than the files name. I choose "Details"...and it happens. Great. But...then when I go to Tools and Folder Options, the Apply to All Folders is greyed out. I look at the check boxes and the box is checked for "Show Details." I have to manually do it myself (once) for each folder not previously opened and apply "show details/list.

Hello Caslon,

You will just need to open Folder Options from within that folder (Windows Explorer) window for Apply to All Folder to not be grayed out. That's all.

Another option is to set a default folder template with the same folder view (ex: details) to be used by all folders as well.

Folder Template - Default

Hope this helps,

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I am using Windows XP with SP2. I went into Control Panel - Add Remove Programs and found that most of my programs that are listed do not give me the button to delete the program. For example, Turbo Tax provides a program with their installation disk called Its Deductible. When I click on this program, I do not get the button that allows me to delete it. After scanning the rest of the programs, most of them have the same problem. Only the ones that I have downloaded lately have the remove button, i.e. Microsoft AntiSpyware program. I have an anti virus program and periodically run Ad-Aware, Spybot Search and Destroy, Registry Mechanic, and I have done an online scan with Trend Micro, but nothing comes up wrong. Does anyone have an idea of what happened?

A:No Delete Button In Control Panel

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5200 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 95205 MB, Free - 58050 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC, Version A0, $$C069K24S
Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Whenever I click on control panel, it says access is restricted to system administrator, which is me. Also, my run button is missing. I can't right click on my desktop, either. I know absolutely nothing about computers, but I'm hoping you can help. Thank You!

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Hello all,

I went to install a program last night thati have recieved of a friend(well i thought we were) and now i have lost use of a lot of functions and keep getting security messages pop up on my screen.

Can anybody please help me



A:No Start button and no Control Panel

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just set up a new system and the control panel option is missing from the start button list.
any ideas why?
or how to get it back?
Or how to get round it?
Any help would be great
I dont really want to install from scratch again

A:Control Panel missing from start button

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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'm using windows xp pro service pack 2.

There is no advanced button under settings for microphone and "Advanced Controls" cannot be selected/checked within the "Options" menu near the top of the window for recording. Please tell me how to make the advanced button for microphone available. Thank you very much.

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Dear Forum,

I am in the process of checking that my devices and that when i go to my control panel - when i go to select - Indexing options - it will not let me.

It will let me operate all the rest of the items - but just that button.

I have operated SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - and there was no result.

can anyone suggest any fixes?

A:Control Panel - Indexing options - button not operational

Hi ,
A little more information will be helpful.
What is happening after you click it?

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hi, im new to this site, so im just gonna post my problem and hope for help, lol. im having a very hard time connecting to certain things or networks, and supposedly its because i need to alter my settings in my windows firewall thing, but when i go to control panel, both in category view and in classic view, there is no button or shortcut to windows firewall, ive also did a file and folder search on my whole computer, and there are no results for windows firewall?

A:Windows Firewall button doesnt appear in Control Panel?

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I have a small problem with a button in control panel that doesn't seem to work!
When i go to the Clock, language and region>Change display language, and go to the keyboards and Languages tab, and press the Change keyboards button.... Nothing seems to happen!

I have no idea how to fix it, but i really need it to change my default language.
Can you please help?

Thanks for reading!

The picture:

A:Change keyboards button in control panel Not working!

Hello and welcome coolman try running these for starters mate < use the /f and /r options in Option2 if necessary

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As many will be aware, MS have replaced Control Panel with Settings when you right click on start button.

It is quite easy to reset back to Control Panel as this context menu is customisable.

The link below describes customisation in detail.

Basically the menu entries are all stored in your profile

Below is how it is setup in the release version 14393.

I simply went to same folder in 14946 and replaced all icons including the desktop .ini with the ones from 14393 above.

As you can see below - it now shows control panel, and opens up control panel instead.

More details how to customise here.

[Exclusive] Customize Add, Remove, Rename or Move Shortcuts - AskVG

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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
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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 have an HP Pavilion Ultimate D4999T PC with a Nvidia Geforce 8800GT video card. I am using a 32" LCD Samsung TVas my monitor. The test photo on this screen is amazingly beautiful so I cannot understand why the fonts on websites I look at are fuzzy.

There are two issues here: the main one is how do I improve the look of the fonts? The second issue is that I went into the Nvidia control panel to see if there was anything I could tweak. In order to try tweaking the fonts, I went to the "Change flat panel scaling". Once there I saw a horizontal button near the bottom that had not been clicked down which said "Change to the Native Resolution". The "Do not scale" radio button was also chosen. Thinking it might help, I clicked on the "Change to the Native Resolution", not knowing that there appears to be no way to click back off it again. I also noticed that the "Use my display's built-in scaling" radio button was now checked instead of "Do not Scale."

My resolution is much worse now and I cannot go back to the way it was; the button for "Change to Native Resolution" is now unavailable to click on. Is there any way to reset this? this? I did try to click on "Do not scale" again but when I clicked Apply, it just reverts back each time to "Use my display's built-in scaling". So that is not an option.

Do I need to uninstall the Nvidia driver and reinstall? How do I do this safely? Th... Read more

A:blurry fonts and problem with Native Resolution button in Nvidia control panel

Hello Horgycat,
If you are having problems then its always a good idea to start with a fresh clean driver.

Use option two on the NVidia site.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Boot into safe mode and use Driver Sweeper to get rid of all the old NVidia components.

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from

Reboot and install the new driver.

As for the Font problem, i suspect that it is a resolution problem, i would play around with the resolution and see what happens, you may be lucky and find one that is acceptable.
As i have never used a TV for a monitor, thats the best i can do.
Give it a while and you may get some more information on the font issue.

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Although being launched at the start-up and visible in the system tray, X-Mouse Button Control seems to be in a deactivated mode, as the mouse commands don't work. When I exit the program and manually launch it, the commands function properly. I've tried both the portable and the regular installation, the behaviour of the program is the same.

What might the reason for it?

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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 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&#39;t Show All Of My Installed Progams - Microsoft Community

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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I am on a Toshiba laptop. My (numeric) four button doesn't work, when I push it nothing happens onscreen. Is there anything I can do to fix it.

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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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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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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 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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I have been having some other problems with my computer, in trying to resolve those issues I have lost the ability to use the All Programs button from the start menu. Other buttons such as control panel work, but not all programs.
I dont know what I did to cause this but if anyone can help with getting it back for me it would be appreciated.
It does not work in safe mode either, and I cannot restore my computer to an earlier date.

A:All Programs button doesn't work

Log in as an Administrator. Go Start > Run and typeregsvr32 /i shell32.dllReboot.

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Windows button does not do anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Start button doesn't work

I would do a system restore to before the problem started. your power supply. Connection and cord.

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After I login at certain sites and get to the next page, the BACK button doesn't work. If I hit the back button twice it takes be back TWO pages and goes past the login page. Then if I hit FWD, it jumps past the login page again.

It's as if IE is trying to "protect" me from showing that login page again, but at some sites I need to re-access it after logging in.

This started happening after the following took place..

I uninstalled a trial version of Zone Alarm Suite and then installed the free Zone Alarm firewall and AVG anti-virus.

I have no idea how or why either of those would affect this, but it's a strong coincidence to say the least. I've messed with every setting I can think of in IE, Zone Alarm, and AVG and I'm stumped. And turning off ZA or AVG doesn't help.

Any ideas?

A:Back Button Doesn't Work - Ie

Welcome to Bleeping Computer Timmer. Can you provide some details about your OS and which browser you are using?

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When I click the start button nothing happens. No idea where to begin to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Start button doesn't work

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I can't open my start button. When I click on it nothing happens. I can right click on it and open properties, but I can't open windows explorer. Can someone help me with this?

A:Start Button Doesn't Work

Can you click on other programs with your left mouse button?

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i have the MICROSOFT WIRELESS OPTICAL DESKTOP 3000 DSP and the problem is that
the mute button doesn't work. I checked with a program that tests buttons if the button have problem but it works perfectly. I just doesn't work in win 7. This problem came after a format. I have also tried through human interface device access to automatic startup but still nothing.

I have installed the latest audio drivers still nothing.
I can't find the drivers for the keyboard.

Any ideas appreciated.


A:mute button doesn't work

Not sure about the DSP part but I did find it for the 3000 series...heres the link. Just select your OS and bit type and download the exe.

Microsoft Keyboard & Mouse: Wireless Desktop 3000 | Microsoft Hardware

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The Wifi key light remains amber (orange) no matter how many times i press it . It only turns on and off the bluetooth. I have installed the Drivers from HP's site. The wireless lan card is not visible in device maneger . It only shows the ethernet port and the bluetooth. even after choosing the show hidden devices the wlan wasnt visibleI am checked the bios by pressing F10 at the bootup screen  and Wlan and Bluetooth Combo is ticked in built in hardwares. I installed Wireless Assistance software abd it showed Bluetooth to be enabled but Wifi to be disabled saying it had been disabled by device maneger .  and i cant find it in device maneger under any of the headingSo how em i suppose to fix itis it a software related problem .. or a faulty Wlan Card ??Whats the sollutionCompaq Presario CQ42

A:My wireless button doesn't work

I am having the exact same problem with an HP dv7-1135nr. I posted in another topic earlier but I didn't see this one before that. Mine will come back on a reboot sometimes but not always. I went to Administrative Tools, Services, WLAN autoconfig and turned it off, rebooted, still not working. Went back and turned WLAN autoconfig back on, reboooted, and it came back on. Really would like some help on this also. ThanksDavid

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A couple of years ago, my Compaq desktop PC started having a problem:  more often than not, the start button wouldn't work.  As my current computer is now acting up, I tried that one again last night, and while it seemed to be starting it immediately stopped.  I'd like to be able to use it, but can't afford to have it repaired.  Is there anything I can do to get the start button to work correctly and consistently? 

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I am running P2 266 with windows 95. When I push the button to open cd drive it will only open it the first time. If I try to do it again, it will not open. When I go to "my computer" the system freezes up and I have to reboot. To try resolve this I closed all applications except Explorer and Systray. No luck. Still won't open. Then I hit Cont-Del-Alt and it comes up Explorer 'not responding'. When I key Cont-Alt-Del again, a message comes up saying the system is busy waiting for a window close command and every thing freezes up again and I have to reboot again and around and around we go. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:{RESOLVED} CD-Rom Button doesn't always work

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Time for your daily chuckle. And when you're done, some assistance.

We have down here that received a popup on her computer screen while she was using access, she thinks. She either clicked yes or no on the message. She doesn't remember what the message said. She noticed several hours later that her right mouse button wasn't working.

I've been searching the internet for reactivating and inactivating right mouse buttons, and I see lots of things about hardware (which this isn't), and turning off the right mouse function in webpages, but not much else.

Anyone with a constructive suggestion, send it my way please.

A:Right Mouse Button Doesn't Work

What kind of mouse is it, USB, PS/2, wireless?

if you happen to have another mouse around, you could try that.
another thing you could try is to uninstall and reinstall the mouse drivers.

If no luck then,

if USB:
try another USB socket

if PS/2:
examine the pins in the socket, any bent?

if wireless:
it's possible that the mouse may behave oddly when battery power weakens. try replacing them.

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I have one of the strangest issues I have come across. After upgrading to 8.1 my power button doesn't always work when trying to enter sleep mode. It's how I send my computer to sleep and wake it up. If the computer is off or asleep and I press the button it works every time, but if it is on and I press it to send it to sleep mode it works probably 25% of the time.

Not sure what specs will be useful so here are the main things: custom built computer inside a "Cooler Master Storm Enforcer" case with an ASRock Z77 Extreme6 motherboard, Intel i7 3770k, and Windows 8.1 Pro w/ media center.

Also as a side issue (that has been going on since before Windows 8.1) when I right click a word in Chrome to auto correct it that only works once per text entry. If I click the new word on the context menu nothing happens.

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I am having problems searching at yahoo or other search engines or just websites that have buttons that say search or yes or no or other junk like that. I click it and it doesn't do a dang thing. I'm about to go postal on my laptop so any help would be very much appreciated.

A:yahoo button doesn't work

any suggestions?

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When there is stuff in the recycle bin, I will double click the reycle bin icon on my desktop and then click the "Emplty the Recycle Bin" button/tab at the top of the window but nothing happens. Its as if the button has no purpose. If I right click the recycle bin icon on the desktop and click "empty recycle bin" it works. Can somebody help me out with this. Thanks!

A:Recycle Bin Button Doesn't Work!

thanks for all the help guys......

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I saw an old thread and mods can merge them if necessary.

So here is my problem:
Since few days ago my mid button doesn't work, so I can't open page in new tab with single click (Ctrl + click works and right click->open in new tab works). I don't care about scrolling faster because my mouse has that "fast scrolling" thing, but browser problem drives me crazy.

I have Logitech G500 mouse, and button is working properly, because when I change it to for example minimize window, it does exactly that. Tried another mouse - same problem.
Can anybody help?

Win7 works perfectly on my computer(s) ever since first RC version (or at least almost perfectly )
Updates are off, except for security ones.
I mean... There is one solution - I can always reinstall Win, but maybe something more sophisticated? ^^

A:Middle button doesn't work

d3us, welcome to the forums. Are you using setpoint?

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I am fixing a PC for a friend; their power supply went bad, so i switched it but now the PC will NOT turn on using the front PC button but rather it turns on when i plug in the cable in the Power Supply.

& Furthermore, it shows nothing on the monitor when it turns on...

The Power Supply Fan is working, CD Drive open normally & i can hear the Hard drive moving...

Can you guys give me a bit of advance on what i should do next please?

A:Power button doesn't work with new PSU

Are you sure you plugged all the connectors correctly? The PC not switching on from the front button would seem to indicate the power switch is not plugged into the motherboard.

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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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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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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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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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The Folder button at the top of windows explorer doesn't produce a list of my files in the left hand side of the screen. When I press the button, the window splits but it doesn't show any folders...just a blank slate. I have windows xp pro with sp2 installed.

Is there a chance I deleted something with Hijack This? Can I reinstall this feature using my winows xp disk?

This is driving me crazy. When I need to drag and drop a file or folder from one folder to another, I end up having to open to separate explorer windows.


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I have Windows 8.1 Pro and a Logitech K800 Keyboard (wireless/illuminated) and I'm continuing to be frustrated by the fact that the Mute button does not work. Oddly enough, I had the same problem with a previous Windows 8.0 Pro install -- it went away when I upgraded to Windows 8.1. But the problem started again shortly afterward (maybe a week or two). I have the latest drivers and apps installed from Logitech.

After a reboot, the first time I hit the Mute key momentarily mutes the sound but then the sound returns (maybe after 1 second). After that, hitting the Mute key has no effect at all.

I have searched Google for a solution but nothing matches my problem. Oddly there are reports of all volume-related keys not working, but the Volume up and Volume down keys still work for me.

I'm wondering if anyone else is having these problems, and/or if anyone has suggestions.

A:Keyboard Mute Button Doesn't Work

There should be software for that keyboard. Some Keyboards that have extra keys work without added software, if they are a PS/2 KB. I don't have any USB KB's that have extra keys like that, the one I got is an old HP keyboard.

Check the Logitech site, see if there are drivers for that particular KB.

Try this:

Support + Downloads: Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 - Logitech

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X41 tablet PC running Windows XP Professional. Yesterday I went to click on my Start button to shut down and it was non-responsive. No menus would open. I had to shut down via Ctrl Alt Del.

Today the Start button worked but in when I clicked on Shut Down, nothing happened. I had to again shut down via Ctrl Alt Del. This occurred 3 times.

I run Kasperksy Internet Security 7 and recently ran a Registry Mechanic scan, and believe my system to be free of adware, spyware, etc.

Any thoughts on how I might counteract this odd behavior would be greatly appreciated.


A:Windows XP Start button doesn't work

How long are you waiting after you click "shut down" before using ctrl+alt+del? Sometimes programs will be non responsive when Windows tries to shut them down and the system will stall for a bit. You might try typing "msconfig" in the run console and unchecking some of the programs that start up with your computer. I have a feeling you will find that there are allot that are active.

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I installed an Windows Pro 8 to 8.1 Pro x64 on a desktop computer. Both were clean installations, no other software was installed. With Window 8.1 Pro, the start button worked for a day after all the updates, then booted the computer. Now, if I try to right
click on the Start button with the mouse; nothing happens. Thinking it was a virus, I used Windows Defender to search to the for a virus and nothing found. No other Windows updates to fix the problem! To me it just another glitch in Windows!

I updated a laptop at the same time with Windows 8 to 8.1 X64, not the Pro version. The laptop was a OEM version of Windows 8. The laptop works fine with Windows 8.1 after upgrading it.

A:My start button doesn't work in Windows Pro 8.1

Please try to copy WinX folder under C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows into C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows.
If it doesn't work, please run following command to repair system: 
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
If the issue persists, let's test the issue in New user account. 
If all these steps doesn't fix your issue, please capture the actions during this process by using Process Monitor:
Process Monitor v3.05
How to use, please refer to this article:
Using Process Monitor to capture system events
Keep post.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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i have dell inspiron n5010
i want to disable its touch pad but cant figure it out
there is a touch pad disabling button (right beside f12 key) but it doesn't work

can anyone tell me how to do it cuz it gets really irritating sometimes.

thank you in advace

A:Touch pad disabling button doesn't work

Touchpad problem

Hi. I don't know about a button to disable the touchpad on a laptop, but there is a free program that will do the same thing, so you can type away, and your arm won't move the cursor around. Try

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I bought my HP Pavilion 17-g121wm at Walmart. Works fine, but the fn-F12, which is supposed to toggle Airplane mode on/off, doesn't work. And although Settings shows that the laptop is in Airplane Mode, it isn't. Wifi is enabled. In short, I cannot turn Airplane mode on to conserve battery. I've tried updating the LAN driver, and also installing F12 key driver. Neither helped. I'm looking for some way to be able to toggle wireless on and off. Right now, wireless is always on and I can't change it.

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Hello i'm new here :)

i bought a new Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-108 but the Fn button doesnt work. Does somebody know i can fix it? The laptop runs on Windows 8 with a "classic shell".

A:The FN button doesn't work on my new Satellite C70D

Check please settings for ?Function keys mode?. There are two ways to use F keys:
-Special function mode ? use F keys only
-Standard F1 ? F12 mode ? use FN+Fx key

Check the settings please.

By the way: do you use original preinstalled Win8.1 that you got with your machine?

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hey ! my razer mouse button 5 (side button) don't work on win 7... i installed the razer driver (1.00) ... any idea ?

EDIT : NVM , i was in WINDOWS UPDATE , then there was a facultative update for the razer mice, now all work fine

A:Razer Diamondback 3G - button 5 doesn't work

Quote: Originally Posted by Antiriad

hey ! my razer mouse button 5 (side button) don't work on win 7... i installed the razer driver (1.00) ... any idea ?

Yep mouse driver

Could we get your system specs


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Here is an odd problem I can't figure out.

I bought new Audioengine A5+ speakers and set them up, everything was normal.

Then decided to purchase an Audioengine D1 DAC to bypass the motherboard sound chip. It plugs in via USB, speakers plug into it.

The sound is great, no issues. However, I have now lost the ability to Mute the sound! Pressing mute in the Windows volume control works, and the red circle appears on the taskbar. However, the sound doesn't change at all!

Volume slider works as normal, it's just the ability to Mute that doesn't function.

The D1 does not require any type of driver and installed normally by Windows. Thoughts??? This is driving me crazy.

Operating system is Windows 7 64-bit.

A:Installed DAC - now mute button doesn't work

Hi jordanfsl and Wecome to Seven Forums
Quote "Audioengine D1 DAC to bypass the motherboard sound chip. It plugs in via USB, speakers plug into it."
You are not using the computer audio subsystem therefore you will not be able to control it like you would when using onboard audio. You will have to control the audio on the external device. Check for software updates and firmware updates to the USB devce. Although you say the D1 does not need any software installed I would check there is not an update by visiting the vendors website. That may solve your issue.

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Dell dimension 2400
MS XP, sp3, intel pentium 4 2.8 gHz, 512 RAM, Intel 82845G/ gl/ge/pe/gv graphics controller.

I started a thread asking for info on Win 32.unknown.Random.X but got no reply. But things have changed from then. Now log on to my account and it opens up but there is no desktop and the start button won't work, it just shows a 'busy' egg timer. I had created another admin account a while ago so I can access the PC but can't get hold of my data. Can you help please?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:32:21 PM, on 8/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
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Hello everyone!
i am new here but not new to windows 7
before some months i made two partitions on my hard drive to install ubuntu 10.10 and installed it sucessfull! the dual-boot thing worked very well also
BUT yesterday i decided to unistall it so i formatted the two partitions where i had ubuntu and then using EasyBCD i reinstalled the windows vista/7 boot loader and worked well until today where i wanted to enter the advanced boot menu using the F8 button but it didnt work :'(
i tryed several times but with no luck
before the installation of ubuntu i was able to accses the menu but now i cant
Is there any way to fix this?
Thanks everyone for your time and your help!

A:F8 button doesn't work after unistaling ubuntu

Quote: Originally Posted by Adreas

Hello everyone!
i am new here but not new to windows 7
before some months i made two partitions on my hard drive to install ubuntu 10.10 and installed it sucessfull! the dual-boot thing worked very well also
BUT yesterday i decided to unistall it so i formatted the two partitions where i had ubuntu and then using EasyBCD i reinstalled the windows vista/7 boot loader and worked well until today where i wanted to enter the advanced boot menu using the F8 button but it didnt work :'(
i tryed several times but with no luck
before the installation of ubuntu i was able to accses the menu but now i cant
Is there any way to fix this?
Thanks everyone for your time and your help!


Do you have a Windows 7 Disk if so you can try repair from that disk

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