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Q: Desktop Icons Aren't Working :(

I have W7 Home Premium and my desktop icons aren't working. I have to reboot to get them to work I use Microsoft Essentials for Virus Protection not Norton.

Any assistance in solving this problem appreciated thanks Dorothy

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A: Desktop Icons Aren't Working :(

Did you just install Windows 7? Or, are these icons that have not been used for quite sometime? Try running this Fix It tool from Microsoft. It is used to fix problems with desktop icons, shortcuts, and Windows Update Errors - Common system maintenance tasks. Let us know what happens.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Cassandra

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icons such as internet explorer are now responisve when trying to open,

any ideas......

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Desktop Icons Not Working Restart Works Then Stop Working Again I use Internet Explorer and am on the computer many hours a day I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows Pro This problem started a few weeks ago The desktop icons stop working but start working again Desktop RESTART Works, Working Icons Stop Again. Then Working, Not after a Desktop Icons Not Working, RESTART Works, Then Stop Working Again. RESTART I've tried to bypass the desktop by using START to access programs This has limited success I tried putting Desktop Icons Not Working, RESTART Works, Then Stop Working Again. a desktop folder with my favorite websites on the START menu but that causes the entire screen to stop working when the icon problem occurs I also tried putting DESKTOP on the TASKBAR That creates the same problem as with START The whole screen stops working and I must force a restart by shutting off the computer by pushing the COMPUTER ON button Once it restarts I run the computer until the malfunction occurs Once I removed the DESKTOP from the TASKBAR the problem only effects the desktop as before Do you have any ideas

A:Desktop Icons Not Working, RESTART Works, Then Stop Working Again.

You might try a new (temporary) test profile.

And these steps might help:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Windows XP SP3 IE8

Desktop icons suddenly not linking to sites.

IE/Google is the only exception.

Tried Microsoft "FixIt " response: Not compatible with version of Windows. Ran AVG Maintenance and Tune Up. Said all is fixed. Not so. Still no connection.

Suggestions are welcomed. Not very tech savvy.

A:Desktop Icons Not Working

Your shortcuts (bookmarks) to Web pages may no longer work, possibly because the web site has changed. It's better to type in the web sites address in the address bar. You then can create a new bookmark (favorite)

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Trying to help friend working in Canada. He's using Samsung N220 netbook running Windows 7 Starter Edition (32bit)

On start-up, no issues. Can open and run happily programsusing desktop icons until that is, he opens IE8. When this is minimized or closed, then all desktop icons become unresponsive. Hovering the mouse over an icon does not highlight it .

Programs can be run only by going to start button and either selecting program shown in panel or selecting 'all programs' and choosingrequired program

Can anybody help resolving this problem and get desktop icons working

Thanks

A:Desktop Icons not working

So it's possible the desktop is unresponsive as soon as the program is launched. What if you restore down (double square box in upper right)? Is it still unresponsive? When you end IE8, does it still appear in processes?

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I have a Windows 7 Premium computer that the Desktop Icons stop responding after the first use..

The task bar and start menu work fine, but the nothing on the desktop works until I reboot.. Then it only works once..

I had a few of the icons that had changed to white so I tried this fix I found on the Internet, but it didn't fix it..

http://www.mydigitallife.info/fix-blank-or-white-shortcut-icons-on-desktop/

Any help would be greatly appreciated..

Thanks
 

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Please help.

When I double click one of my desktop icons such as msn or one I placed on their from the web it does not work. It bounces me right to my print set up page showing my printer options. All of my other icons work such as my computer and my internet explorer page. Maybe this is a simple fix, but I sure can't find anything simple with it. Any suggetions or ideas?

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About a week ago most my desktop icons stopped working:
1- I performed antivirus and antimalware/spyware checks.
2- Ran sfc /scannow, etc.

3- If I right clisck open or run, they work fine.
4- If I try to run through the Start menu, they run fine.

Any Ideas?
 

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I rebooted my computer this morning and my desktop icons do not work .Cannot access system to restore. I have windows XP . Cannot access control panel either. Always have FileCure show up And will not let me in!
The window that pops up looks like this
File Cure
You are trying to open this file
file name-----
to open this file, windows needs to know what program to use. What do you want to do?
0Use file Cure to mange this type of file
0Use windows to manage this type of file
OK Cancel
However none of these options will open any file. Please Help?
Computer is 5 years old DEll model E520
 

A:desktop icons not working

I am not able to download and save hijack this to my desktop. It will not open if I do.
 

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A:Desktop Icons not working!

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Hi. I'm having a problem with all of my desktop icons. When I try to open anything, I get the following message:
Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have appropriate permission to access the item.
I even get this message when trying a system restore!
I was able to run everything in safe mode (had to manually load anti-virus, etc.) one time. When I tried doing a system restore in safe mode, it re-booted with the same problems. Now it even does it in safe mode.
Scans with my A/V (nod32) and anti-spyware(AVG) came up empty.
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Hi rnm512 and Welcome to Bleeping Computer.Run the URL Fix from Windows XP File Association Fixes by Doug Knox.Follow the instructions at the top of the page.This option involves modifying the Registry, so be sure to back it up and know how to restore it should a problem occur.How to Backup, Edit and Restore the Registry.

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A:desktop icons not working

Hello scarebit, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is only happening with shortcuts, then you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below may help. It will restore the default associations for shortcuts (lnk files).

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
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A:icons aren't loading up right

Try to reinstall the latest drivers for your video card

Also try reinstalling DirectX
 

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GYAH, I almost forgot.. the icons work fine in my father's/sister's accounts, so it's only limited to mine.. I want to avoid making a whole new account, because all these settings would be a little bit of a hassle..
 

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A:Help me my icons aren't showing!

Download and install Tweak UI.

Open tweakui > repair > rebuild icons > repair now.
 

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Hello -Do you know if there was any other Antivirus program running on the computer ??Verizon Internet Security is just a version of McAfee Antivirus program, and should not run with any other Antivirus installed -

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A:internet desktop icons not working

Hi, We'd still like you to post a Hijackthis log, here is what to do:

dvk01 said:

Getting Hijackthis and installing it correctly

go to here and download 'Hijack This!' double click on the file and it will install to C:\program files\hijackthis and create an entry in the start menu and an optional shortcut on desktop.
Click on the entry in start menu or on the desktop to run HijackThisClick to expand...
First open a reply here in your thread to have it ready.
Run Hijackthis.exe, and
Select the "Scan and save a log" button...

When it is done scanning> the Save box will become available, save the log as hijackthis.txt which will open with Notepad. Hit the EDIT> Select All then the EDIT>Copy button at the top of your log, Go back to TSG, and click once in the blank reply space, then go to the top of your browser window and select EDIT>Paste.
Please do NOT use HJT yourself to remove anything, most of what it shows is good and needed by the system.

After it's looked at someone will advise...there are often problems after virus removal, but I think we can help iron things out.
 

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A:desktop icons quit working

See if rebuilding icon cache helps -

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-rebuild.html

Regards. . .

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A:Desktop Icons Stop Working

What do you mean they are not working? Clicking on them the programs do not open, does the program not respond, any errors? Do you get something in the lines of "Wrong Target" or can not specify the target location error?

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There is no specific time when this happens or it doesn't happen after running a particular program so I can't figure out what is the reason for this random fault.

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A:Desktop Icons & Right Click Not Working

Try running a system file check: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Failing that, you could try a repair install: Repair Install

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Hello thatoneguyright

After an infection like Antivirus Pro 2010 I think it might be worth visiting the Virus Removal forum just tio be sure your system is clean

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

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

In the meantime here is something to try to fix your icons problem
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Line 12 Right hand side

Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.


Bear in mind that if the malware is still active the fix might not survive a reboot.

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A:desktop icons quit working

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A:Mouse not working on desktop icons

Welcome aboard
Some more info about the mouse ? Is it PS2 or USB or wireless ?

It fails to work properly only on the desktop ? The behavior is right in Start menu and explorer ?

Let us know those facts too.

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A:Desktop and Start menu icons not working

Hello welcome to sevenforums Ian
Have you done a system restore to a time before the problems started?

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A:Desktop Icons Missing, Right Click Not Working

This happened before and I did a virus scan. Norton found the virus and resolved it. But this time Norton is not finding any virus. Can anybody help me with this?





mjojoanne said:



My desktop icons and taskbar is missing even on safe mode. Only the wallpaper is showing. I am able to run programs,open folders and go online normally through the 'task manager'.Click to expand...


 

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For Excel - if i go to Crogram files/microsoft office/excel and click on excel.exe, it asks me what program i want to use to open it.

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Nick
 

A:Solved: Desktop icons & programs not working

Nick, Try the EXE File Association Fix at the link below. If that doesn't correct the problem try the LNK fix.

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

Tufenuf
 

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I defragged a couple of days ago. I have run 4 diffenert virus/spy/ad removal programs. I even reinstalled Windows XP the other day.

Can anyone help me??

~Monica

A:Desktop Icons/start Menu Not Working

How did you reinstall XP? Did you reformat and do a complete install or did you use one of the repair options?

If you did a new installation you will have to reinstall the programs.

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Right-click on the desktop, move the mouse over View on the popup menu, and then check the "show desktop icons" item which apparently must have somehow gotten UN-CHECKED on your system.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/162761-desktop-trouble-no-icons-no-drag-but-working-menu.html
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A:Winxp working without desktop icons, startupmenu & task bar

Run the System File Checker

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not reconized) (Note that there is a space between sfc and /scannow)

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem.


In all likelihood you will be prompted to insert the Windows XP CD.


Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar (Line 195)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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A:Windows 7 Professional Desktop Icons & Rightclick not Working

Use System Restore & choose a date before the problem started.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-professional-desktop-icons-and-rightclick-not-working-546689.html
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I'd download a Windows 10 ISO and do a repair install. That should fix it - it takes half an hour or so and you'll keep all your documents and programs.

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Try a system Refresh (if possible).
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Hi Claudia, welcome to TSG....

I'll move this to the hardware forum....

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cds-arent-working.55582/
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My boxes are working again
I just turned on my computer and they were functioning!
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Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... Is your issue just related to Youtube ? ...

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Hi,
 
Try clearing and rebuilding the Icon Cache
 
Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-elevated-command-prompt/
or
Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 8http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/open-an-elevated-command-prompt-in-windows-8/

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vicks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/why-arent-my-usb-ports-working.801931/
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I'm using a store brand of DVDRW.Click to expand...

Always buy quality media. Store brands usually aren't. Also, DVDRW media, isn't very reliable. Use DVD-R as you listed in the title of the thread. You can try this, but I don't think it's gonna fix your problem. I think your problem is the media you used.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dvd-r-disks-arent-working.547886/
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Why not start with some details about the configuration? Also, did you try plugging earphones in the speaker jack to see if it's the computer or the speakers? I'd do that before I bought new speakers!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/speakers-arent-working.691053/
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A:USB Ports Aren't Working

There can be many explanations for this, probably most commonly a virus of some sort. Or, there might be a problem within your computer, depending on how everything is connected. If it becomes necessary, you may need to bring it into a repair shop.

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Try starting Firefox in Safe Mode. Hold down the Shift Key while starting Firefox. You may have a add-on that is keeping Firefox from starting.

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A:Speakers aren't working

Did you reinstall all of the motherboard drivers and chipset drivers? These would all have to reinstalled after a fresh reinstallation of windows.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/speakers-arent-working.896694/
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A:Some shortcuts aren't working....

"Chrome" is a Google browserhttp://www.google.com/chrome/index.html?hl...p;utm_medium=ha

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A:My USB ports aren't working???

Welcome to TSF....

What is the make and model of computer?

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A:Windows updates aren't working.

hi go to start control panel in classic view,windows update,on the lefthand side,change settings,click the install updates automatically and change the time for update to be downloaed and installed.or change to download and let me choose

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A:Programs aren't working correctly.

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A:Help, My Browsers Aren't Working Properly

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A:Things aren't working anymore

 If this happened to me, I'd restore from my last good full system backup.  If you don't have one, I'd consider this a learning experience.  Then save any data you don't want to lose, and try System Restore.  If that doesn't help,
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A:Certain Universal Apps aren't working

For App licensing see:
%SystemRoot%\System32\Winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Client-Licensing-Platform%4Admin.evtx

Package licences gets archived then re-installed (per lease activation) - not sure how long each lease lasts tho'.

eg: Onenote entry on 21 June ( 2 months after initial install)

The license with Id 8ce3d3dd-a4c7-6c38-5fde-1f9f5df98807 has been archived successfully. PFM if available: microsoft.office.onenote_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Application license successfully installed.
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A:Number keys aren't working

Hi, See if you can log on via the on screen keyboard - at the sign in screen, click the Ease of Access icon ( lower right corner ) and select On-Screen Keyboard. Regards, DP-K

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A:IE9 submit buttons aren't working

Is Java enabled? Up to date?

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A:USB Drivers aren't working for my devices.

Welcome to the forums!
Have you ran any malware/Virus scans?

I would suggest malwarebytes. http://www.malwarebytes.org/

The free version.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/278100-usb-drivers-arent-working-my-devices.html
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A:satellite speakers aren't working

1) Can you try the speakers on another computer? They may be bad.

2) Try the front out to the surround speakers and see if they both work.

This should pin the problem down.

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A:Programs aren't working correctly.

I would post in malware/virus removal just to make sure.

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A:Avi files aren't working anymore

Bump

If I need anymore details or something let me know...I will try. Although honestly, I'm not sure what else to say. I can't think of anything specific I could have possibly done to screw it up. I didn't mess with any codecs or anything as far as I can remember. If you can help me, I would really appreciate it.
 

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Hello everyone I've always come to this forum for answers and I've been able to solve most of them but right now I needed to make an account to explain my issue because I'm out of My to working ports aren't as supposed 3.0 ideas First of all I saw a thread similar to this but the solution they gave didn't accomplish much I have a Lenovo E it has usb ports and all of them are I have a Samsung M Slimline TB USB Portable Hard Drive with its cable So this is what happens I use my office internet to download movies games etc then I place them on my M to bring it to home The speed I get in my computer office which is a decent computer is about - mbps which is fine I guess because I connect my M to a port but when I get home My 3.0 ports aren't working as supposed to no My 3.0 ports aren't working as supposed to matter which port I My 3.0 ports aren't working as supposed to use since all of them are I guess about the same transfer speed or maybe less sometimes even mbps I wondered if my hard drive was faulty because sometimes it will take a while for my laptop to recognize it when in my office it does almost right away and my office computer is lower than my laptop I downloaded my usb ports drivers from the manufacture website Lenovo and realized it was the same that the Windows installed by itself so I did some tests like uninstall the ones that Windows installed and then manually reinstall I did that then restarted the computer After that just less than mins I would get a blue screen error showing some issue with a file which is the one I just installed from the drivers downloaded in Lenovo so I had to be quick and uninstall everything so I would stop having this blue screen error Now I'm back with the ones that Windows install when it realized I don't have still the same driver name and everything so I don't know what's the difference between them Yesterday I was transfering a game folder and at first was about - mbps then it increases a to mbps Does this laptop needs to be upgraded to or since maybe and just maybe its drivers are not fully supported in Windows I don't like Windows I have an original Windows Pro which I tried It was good and got a good feeling to it at first but then out of the blue after I installed some stuffs and needed to restart my drivers went off I mean my wireless drivers and lan ones were uninstalled also my latest graphics drivers were uninstalled and I couldn't figure it out why that happened since I was just installing normal stuffs and I like to restart after installing stuffs So I brush it off and went back to Windows If you might wonder no I don't remember how much transfer speed I was getting while using Windows I think I didn't even use my M since my hard drive had a partition when I installed Windows so I didn't need to plug it So that's pretty much everything till now I've been thinking if I should try Windows again but I'm afraid I would stumble upon that issue again and also updating in Windows was a really really pain in the armpit it was hellish slow and weekend just started and I wouldn't like to spend - hours just updating tonight I hope I can sort things out Thank you very much in advance

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How's it goin,
I seem to have a problem with games that i put on my laptop (Acer Aspire 3680, 64mb graphics card). They all install correctly but when I play 'Lord of the Rings-BFME II' it loads the black screen then comes up with a blue background and all these error messages and shuts the computer down. I also have 'Worms-World Party' demo which loads black screen thens returns to desktop and error message 'worms world party has been stopped, sending error report', even tho my 'dawn of war-wa 'demo works fine. I have re-installed both games plus running them both as administrator, can't seem to figure it out, all programs work perfectly on my laptop it's just games that are a hassle. Anyone have a solution??

A:Couple of games aren't working..

Did you install the DirectX stand alone setup from Microsoft? Many games will not work without it. The DirectX setup was needed for me after new Vista x64 install even though running dxdiag said my DX10 was working.

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Have plugged in two different usb keyboards and the same buttons don't work. Delete, return, num3, num6, num9 backspace. don't work. I have run virus scanner, and malwarebytes antispyware, reinstalled drivers and reinstalled keyboard software. Both brands of keyboards are different and find that both have same issues means its windows. The two keyboards i have I have tried in different usb ports and the brands are Logitech G11 gamming keyboard and some no name gel rollup keyboard.

A:Some keyboard keys aren't working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Obviousczech


Have plugged in two different usb keyboards and the same buttons don't work. Delete, return, num3, num6, num9 backspace. don't work. I have run virus scanner, and malwarebytes antispyware, reinstalled drivers and reinstalled keyboard software. Both brands of keyboards are different and find that both have same issues means its windows. The two keyboards i have I have tried in different usb ports and the brands are Logitech G11 gamming keyboard and some no name gel rollup keyboard.


They both USB, wireless, Bluetooth, or PS2?

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Whenever I reboot this laptop the Desktop Icons are not visible.
If I right mousebutton click then View -> Show Desktop Icons, then the tick box is already checked.
If I unckeck it and then recheck it, then all the icons reappear; tedious!
Please can you help.

Thank you - Mike
 

A:Desktop Icons Missing on restart but "show desktop icons" is checked

Try the following:

Go to the Control Panel.

Click System and Security > Find and Fix Problems.

On the left, click "Change setting"s and turn "Computer Maintenance" to "OFF".

Hope it help.
 

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Closed moved Edit - -- I just removed found 2 have removes if it desktop 'Desktop dele I one my Icons' all Icons I and Removed the extra Desktop Folder and it had News Net inside it on reboot this morning this is the Error I recieved I have 2 'Desktop Icons' if I dele one it removes all my desktop Icons Error RunDLL There was a Problem starting C users dasha appdata local pocki engine launchDeskbanddll the specified Module could not be foundError AND Error C users dasha appdata local pocki engine l engine pokki exe windows cannot find C users dasha appdata local pocki engine l pokki exe Make sure you typed the name correctly During a removal of the Snapdo Hijack Virus and News Net which I gathered trying to Download Open Office I managed to somhow create another Desktop Folder Icon's which I found in Downloads so I had and delayed and all my desktop and Icons dissapeared Until I went into RecycleBin and Restored the Icon The trouble is' its still in the Downloads Folder At lt C Users Dasha Downloads Desktop gt and when I rebbooted to try and get the Icons back how do I put it where is supposed to be Thanks Dasha

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I have an HP G Notebook PC Recently some of my USB devices haven't been connecting because the USB aren't Divers my laptop? on Why my not Device working drivers fail to download It says they can't be Why aren't my USB Device Divers not working on my laptop? found I've tried to uninstall the driver in the Why aren't my USB Device Divers not working on my laptop? Device Manager and plug it back in again to install it and it does the same thing Next to the drivers in the Device manager it has yellow caution signs saying something is wrong It does this for my iPod Classic Generation GB and my WD My Passport GB External Hard Drive It also is saying my CD driver has an error and that won't work when I put a CD in it Yet my mouse printer and Gigaware GB pen drive work fine and there's nothing wrong with their drivers I used them before this started happening so i figured anything I used before now will continue to work but anything new won't because the driver won't download The devices work I've tried them on another computer Updating the drivers doesn't work either I get the same error I've also tried finding the drivers myself but I haven't had any luck Any advice would be great thank you

A:Why aren't my USB Device Divers not working on my laptop?

Hi Mista Monroe,

Welcome onboard.

The infcache.1 in C:Windows/System32/DriverStore might have been corrupted. Deleteing it and allowing Windows rebuild it may resolve the issue.

Do the following:
Disconnect all USB devices except the keyboard and mouse. (Desktop only) (Remove all USB devices in a Laptop)
Locate the INFCACHE.1 file in C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore , right click on it, and then click Properties.
In the INFCACHE.1 Properties dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click Edit.
In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
In the Permissions for INFCACHE.1 dialog box under the Group or user names section, click Add.
In the Select Users or Groups dialog box in the Enter the object names to select text box, type Administrators, (plural) not just Administrator. Click OK.
In the Permissions for INFCACHE.1 dialog box in the Permissions for Administrators section, select to allow Full Control, and then click OK.
In the INFCACHE.1 Properties dialog box, click OK.
In the Windows Explorer window, delete INFCACHE.1 (Instead of deleteing you can rename it as INFCACHE.1bak and keep it as a backup, just in case you need to go back.)
Connect a USB device other than the one or all that Windows had trouble detecting. (That means that it has to be one that had not been connected to it earlier anytime.) This forces Windows to rebuild the INFCACHE.1 file.
This detection issue can happen several times in a row. If so, repeat steps 1-10 until the device is detected.

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Using Windows Task buttons working Solved: aren't bar XP Pro with SP TSG SysInfo output below Yesterday I noticed I noticed that when I clicked left or right mouse buttons on a particular icon in my task bar Solved: Task bar buttons aren't working or is it the system tray nothing happened no menu no app No problem with tool bar nor desktop shortcuts I didn t worry about it as I could access that app another way and just thought the system needed to be rebooted When I was done working on what I had been doing I rebooted to a totally blank except my old desktop image no tool bar no start button no desktop icons nothing I decided to try to see what Windows Task Manager Ctrl Alt Del might tell me There were the usual applications running and the typical longer list of processes Since one of the apps already running was Firefox I right clicked it and selected quot maximize quot did some poking around and found the best thing at that point would be to do a system recovery I did to a set point I made the night before and everything on my desktop looked normal again But still the task bar icons were and remain dead I had been working on removing old broken or otherwise useless registry keys using PC Health Advisor and did make a back up of the registry before starting the software I had suspected a virus or malware used Malwarebites Anti Malware to screen for these not that I could tell you the difference between malware and a trojan anyway and wanted to make sure it hadn t infected my registry It found hundreds of errors and fixed them It s possible that s when I knocked out the functionality of those buttons but am not keen to restore the registry to where it was before I cleaned it for concern of bringing back any infections I spent many hours last night and this morning Googling for help but am not finding anyone with quite the same problem To be clear the area I refer to is where the clock can be found on the lower right of my screen Here s an image So how might I proceed to locate and repair my issue Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack bit Processor Intel R Core TM Duo CPU E GHz x Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB D Total - MB Free - MB E Total - MB Free - MB F Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard Foxconn CMX GMX CMX-K UYRL Antivirus avast Antivirus Updated Yes On-Demand Scanner Enabled nbsp

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ok, so everyone is clear. I know how to enable sharing through users and networks. that's not my issue. my issue that when I select more than one folder to do a quick share with through the share with tab, it disappears. so im forced to do one folder at a time. I used to be able to select as many folders as I wanted and use the quick share option. any ideas?


thank you for your time.

A:Sharing options aren't working properly

i ended up figuring it out. it was an incorrect graphic driver that windows updated. I deleted the driver and download the manufacturer drive that I usually get. fixed all issues with the replacement driver

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I had this same problem happen in January and was given awesome advice to fix with command prompt, but I cant find it because it was closed. It would not go online wirelessly (still dont) so I did a system restore, now it wont undo system retore, or bring up windows update or many other programs. I was trying to find the command prompt details that we're given to me 2 months ago with no luck. I am running windows 7 home premium.

A:did system restore and now certain programs aren''t working

Go to Start/Search and type CMD right click the CMD icon in the results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type chkdsk /F and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and restart your computer. Check Disk will run at next bootup and check any files.
Also in the Elevated Command prompt you can type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing files.
If you still can't connect wirelessly, go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc Right click devmgmt icon and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, are there any devices with yellow flags? If so, these devices need drivers installed.
What is the make and model # of your computer? On an internet computer, go to the Manufacturers support/download drivers site. Type in your make and model # and download the Chipset and WiFi network adapter driver and any other drivers you need from the Device Manager.

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