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    how to troubleshoot program hang

    Win10 21H1 -1083 I have a program that hangs when it opens. I tried to reinstall it and the install just quits. On another computer it runs fine. Same OS, same versions, same AV. It does not use a browser. The database is OK. It worked some time ago on W10 but I don't know what version. It is an...
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    Windows sort order messed up??

    in File Explorer in a separate folder: create 22 folders and 23 txt files name each txt file with a single valid non-alphanumeric ascii character !#$%&(),.'-;@[]^_`{}~+= name each folder with a single valid non-alphanumeric ascii character '-!#$%&(),;@[]^_`{}~+= . is not valid for folders I...
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    RE adding a partition to HHD that has 4

    My HDD has 4 partitions. System reserved C: for OS D: for data E: for storage I want to make another partition so I shrunk E and went to create the new partition. I rcvd this message: The operation you selected will convert the selected basic disk(s) to dynamic disk(s). If you convert the...
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    Windows magic - I have no idea what else call this

    I am logged in as Bill (an admin user). I tried to create a new txt doc in an install folder far down under Program Files (x86). My only rt clk option is new folder. I opened another txt file in that folder with Ultraedit (my default editor) and saved it as NOTES.txt in that folder. Now I can...
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    USB device not recognized

    I have a few usb ports on this computer - 2 on the front panel r driven via the std usb connector and 2 r driven via the USB3 connector on the MB which provides USB2 & 3. When I plug a certain device into the std ports I get the device not recognized. When I plug it into the usb3 ports...
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    A problem executing an html form on website

    I ran across a problem with my DT - this works fine on my LT. on this page -- androidfilehost dot com/?fid=9390355257214632011 there is a Begin Download link in the middle of the page. It is constructed as a form. When I click on it in FF, Chrome, or IE nothing happens. The other pure links on...
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    SOME links on website pages won't open in ANY browser

    SOME links on website pages won't open in ANY browser. Firefox, Waterfox, Chrome, or IE. When I hover over the link nothing appears on the status bar. If I clk on it nothing happens. Other links on the webpage will work. They appear on status bar and open on clk. in particular...
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    Can't install some programs

    All my units run W7. I have an old ACT! 6 program which installs and works on all but one machine. When I try to install it on this machine I get the UAC then a 'working' orb for about 5-10 sec then nothing. I recently reinstalled W7 on this machine and have many programs installed. No error...
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    Printing issue

    I don't know where to ask this -- if there is a better place to post it let me know. I am having a problem printing CERTAIN files via Word, Wordpad, Excel, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat. W7 Network printer - set up the same on all computers - problem only on ONE system. Printing an email from...
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    Partitioning question

    I have a WD 500GB drive. I installed W7 - cloned from a 2TB drive that has 4 partitions (100MB, 78.03GB, 363.20GB, 1.39TB(logical)) with the first 3 partitions. I then extended the last partition with disk manager to 387.63 which was all the unallocated space left. So the 500GB drive = 100MB...
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    w7 has stopped searching in libraries

    when i try to search for something in a library folder, windows explorer does nothing. If I go to the actual folder search works fine. Libraries My Documents <-- WE will not run a search here, I type in search box and nothing happens Users myprofile My Documents <-- search works fine...
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    desktop.ini - what useful purpose?

    NEVER MIND - I GOT IT. THX I have yet to figure out what useful function the desktop.ini files perform. If I delete them or not I see no change in operation. Can someone enlighten me???????? thx
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    Mystery of the missing icons

    something happened the other day....... now all files and links related to PDF and WORD do not display the appropriate icon. I am sure it is a registry entry - anyone know which one(s)????????? The files and links open properly, they are just missing the pdf or word icon. thx
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    can only create folders

    I can't imagine that I never did this before, but today I wanted to create a TXT file under the WINDOWS folder and the only thing on the context menu was FOLDER. I get the same context menu for any folder under the windows folder. Is this normal?? Can it be changed?? thx
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    it is purported that creating a separate admin account then setting your admin acct to a std user helps with warding of malware. In order to do any admin tasks u must enter a PW. The purpose of UAC is to help ward off malware. If set at default, in order to perform admin functions u must...
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    MSCONFIG entry in registry

    I would like to clean up my disabled entries in MSCONFIG BUT there is no entry for it in the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\ on my desktop. there is on my laptop. When is MSCONFIG hiding these things??? How do i get it back????????
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    Items in Favorites on WE sidebar disappeared

    all the items that were under Favorites in the sidebar of Windows Explorer have disappeared. The link to the Download folder was there - the actual folder is still under users. what happened?
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    can't see NAS in Windows Explorer

    This was working just fine, I could see and access NAS via WE on all computers. Something changed WE on desktop - open NETWORK - can see laptop & desktop computers on network it also shows DT & NAS Media Devices BUT not NAS as computer (storage drive). I can access everything...
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    trying to image drive with issues

    i have "imaged" my system drive using DriveImage XML I set it as active with windows disk manager. but when I try to boot it tells me that BOOTMGR is missing. however, bootmgr exists on the system reserved partition it is also in windows\boot\pcat and under windows\winsxs\......... so what is...
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    resetting a user profile

    this is a learning center. The user profile starts out as default at the beginning class session. After the last class session, I want to reset it to default for the next class. what users\profile\folders need to be saved and restored to insure per user app & system configurations are...