Some applets do not work

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by alkolkin, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. alkolkin

    alkolkin New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    The Personalize and Screen Resolution applets do not work.
    When I click on them I get the message:
    'Windows cannot find ". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

    How do I fix this please, please :confused:
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,795
    Likes Received:
    1,563
    Hi alkolkin,
    Have you tried restoring your system back to an earlier time?

    Another possible fix would be to boot from the 7 DVD and when you reach the install screen choose 'Repair' instead.
     
  3. alkolkin

    alkolkin New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thank you for responding KeMical. Unfortunately, the restore to an earlier time did not help because this problem had evidently been around longer than my string of backups. I went back a couple of days in the regular system restore and it too was too near time and I was concerned with going back more than a couple of days because I have done a lot to the system during that time,

    Furthermore, the repair within Windows 7 only repairs start-up capabilities, it does not repair the entire installation.

    Therefore, what I had to do was upgrade in place using the original CD. I inserted the CD from within the Windows 7 environment and clicked on Upgrade. That worked, of course, but it took a long time.

    I find that this is a design flaw. I think that the "Repair" function ought to do more than just fix a problem in rebooting. Do you think that the average user would find this???? I do see the problem in designing such a feature, but it sure would be easier to do than to do an in place upgrade (of course it weas not an upgrade, it was just overwriting the Windows 7 installation with the original Windows 7 installation).

    Let me know what you think.
     
  4. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,795
    Likes Received:
    1,563
    To be honest I had forgotten that the repair feature just repaired the start up but your right, it should replace any missing files within the installation.
    Good idea on the upgrade though.
    I wonder what caused your initial problem?
     
  5. alkolkin

    alkolkin New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    I was fooling around with the OC capabilities built into my Nvidia BIOS. MISTAKE! It caused hard disk corruption and a system crash. I was forced to run CHKDSK and wallah! the files Windows 7 files required for those applets must have been wiped out by that archaic process. I should stick with what I know, but I am incapable of resisting the temptation to learn something new.
     
  6. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,795
    Likes Received:
    1,563
    I suffer from the same... lol. The mess I get myself into sometimes because I've been fiddling with something is just unreal lol... but like you say, if you don't look, you'll never know.
     

Share This Page

Loading...