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Outlook "Installs" Itself Every time I Open It

Question: Outlook "Installs" Itself Every time I Open It

I sent this in to the Microsfoft Outlook News Group and did not receive an answer. This is curious because I know that several Outlook experts monitor the news group ...

Recently, Outlook 2003 seemed to freeze for a few minutes before it would
open. I went to the Control Panel and attempted to "Repair" the application.
In the process of the repair, the program in the Control Panel asked me to
locate a file. I retrieved the Office 2003 CD, placed it in the machine, and
pointed the installation program to the CD. Soon, the repair was done. I was
able to open Outlook with no problem.

However, the next time I attempted to open Outlook, and every attempt since
then, the machine runs a short installation program prior to running the
program. The installation program requires nothing of me and takes just a
short while.

Even though everything works, it is irritating to wait for the installation program to finish for Outlook to open. What can I do to fix this problem?

OS = Vista Home Premium

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Preferred Solution: Outlook "Installs" Itself Every time I Open It

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Answer: Outlook "Installs" Itself Every time I Open It

Hi coover

Can you give specifics on any messages that are generated during these repairs?
A screen shot, possibly?

Have you tried creating a new Profile for Outlook 2003 to see if the behavior persists?
http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/newprofile.htm
Do not Import any messages, Contacts or E-mail accounts.
Manually create your e-mail account.
Start Outlook 2003 with the new Profile, close Outlook and restart with the new Profile.
Let us know what happens.

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Every time i try to download a file i get a box saying "Explorer cannot open site "x" the site may be busy pls try again later..... this happens EVERY TIME i can't download anything.... can't open attachments on emails..... hellllllllp!!!!! what have i done!!!!
 

Answer:every time i download i get error " explorer cannot open site "x"......."

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Installed CS3 Extended on new HP 64 bit computer with Windows Vista. When I click to open it, I get an hourglass which stays for 20 minutes before I get po'd and try to close program. Then get "not responding" message. This is a new HP A6750f computer with 8 GB of memory. First program I tried to install. I'm donnected to dedicated printer, not networked. Called Adobe, who said to uninstall and re-install. That didn't work. It did the same thing. Any suggestions? Adobe (PAID!!!) tech support not open till Monday. This sucks.
 

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Every time I open CREDENTIAL MANAGER I get: Error Code: 0x80070425 "The service cannot accept control messages at this time" this happens every time. Also, what is the point of CREDENTIAL MANAGER? I never remembers one password!

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

Answer:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Here's one for you Outlook gurus. I have talked to a lot of people about this (including 2 Outlook trainers), and they cannot figure it out. I am about at the end of my rope...

Here's the challenge:

A new entry is put into the Outlook 2000 calendar (double click on the time of the event.)
In that window, there is a drop down menu, which is marked "show time as." In that drop down menu, "busy" is chosen.

After the entry is completed and saved, that date does NOT show in bold, on the calendar pane. Instead, there is a grey box around that date.
When clicking on the "attendee availability" tab, the newly entered calendar event, does not even show up. I know the event has been saved, as it DOES show up in the calendar pane (with a grey box around it - not bolded, as it should be.)

Now, here is the weird part-
The entries that I am having problems with, were done in the last week or so. If I enter one right now, it will appear correctly. This only seems to be happening with older dates I have already entered.
Also, if the "show time as" drop down menu is set to "out of office", saved, then set back to "busy", the date will now show correctly.
This is a community calendar which is used by more than one person.

This problem is causing events to be scheduled at the same time, as Outlook is not recognizing when events have already been scheduled for certain dates.

A couple of variables:
1. The PC was recentl... Read more

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I have ASUS Windows 7 x32bit and I have tried everything on the internet, every time that I try to open a .exe file it will open the "open with" dialog box instead. I have already established that I have not got a virus because what happened was I stupidly selected adobe accidentally when it didn't know what to open the file with and I didn't even say to do it always with this type of file but it did it for them all anyway, so I followed advice of uninstalling adobe and that has gotten me to just a blank icon for every single .exe file because it doesn't know what to open the file with and displays the "open with" dialog box.
Please help I need this computer and this Profile.
Thanks in advance,
Peter.
PS: Keep in mind that I am not very computer savvy either.

Answer:Every time I open a .exe file it opens the "open with" dialog box

Try running this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Then posts screen results

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Hi

days ago i have this problem since i started outlook 2007 when i try to open it's shows me the following message "Cannot open you'r default email folders. the information store could no be open." Even when i create a new user profile in order to connect outlook 2007 with the server exchange. it;s giving me the same error, i reinstaled microsoft office and this messages still showing up.

Could somebody help me, any information about how to fix this problem would be helpul.
 

Answer:When I try to open outlook 2007 says "cannot open your default email folders"

Hi

Your default emai folder is your PST file and is usually located in the following path (change my name for yours)

C:\Documents and Settings\ididmyc600\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.

Its possible that you dont have the rights to the folder or the drive.or similar.

Regards
 

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

Answer:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.

BG

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

Answer:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.
 

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It appears that every time I try to open the cover and it either unlocks or goes to the password screen (it's set to ask for password after 3 minutes, but was at 15 minutes for testing) it hangs for 3-5 seconds saying "resuming...". It then brings up the password screen or the home screen depending on how long I waited. Is this normal behavior? Is there a setting I can fix this with?
OS Version 8.10.14141.167
Firmware Revision 2061.30.10602.605
Thanks guys!

Answer:Is it normal for my HTC One M8 for Windows to "resume" almost every time I open the Dot View Case?

resume?
go to settings, and turn kids corner on.
then turn it back off
voila, that should have fixed the issue, which we see a lot.

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Any webpage I open, a window appears for a second, telling me "preparing to install". It doesn't seem to be a problem, but this never happened in the past.I'm using internet explorer, and windows 7. I'm wondering why this is happening now, and how I can make it stop. Any information greatly appreciated.

Answer:Every time I open any web page I get "preparing to install" popup

You're probably infected with a virus.Read through this and post the logs in the 'Computer Viruses and Spyware' board.Did you install any programs recently or follow any unknown links (particularly from MSN/Windows Live Messenger)?Good luck.- Dairyman

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Hello,
as the title says, the "open with" window always opens when i open a sound file since i upgraded my OS a few days ago. This seems to happen with every possible sound extension.
Trying around and searching online didn't yield anything.

It's really a minor problem, but help would be appreciated anyways.

Answer:"Open with" appearing every time i click on sound file

You need to choose a default program to open the file, then you won`t be bothered anymore.

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Today is New Years Jan 1st 2012 and this morning I wake up and my comptuer is going crazy! I am 17 years of age and I just got this computer a year or two ago!
My computer is a Dell Inspiron N7010 with Windows 7 operating system.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.80 GB usable)
System type: 64-bit Operating System

When I try to open Internet explorer, a box pops up on my computer saying "Open with" at the top of the box where the title of the box should be. I have never seen this diologue box pop open ever until today. I read some things online about it being a virus but when I ran AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 it came up with 0 detections. When I try and open iTunes, Paint, Calculator, ooVoo, Rappelz(A free online RPG game), or any games that come on the comptuer already, such as Chess, Solitaire..etc. they all did the same thing as it was saying about Internet Explorer. But heres another problem, when I try and open Skype, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excell, they pop up with a box saying
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
Application not found

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE
Application not found

So basically the only thing that will work on my computer is anything thats not an Application or a Program. I can get, iTunes to work only by opening the program through the Open With box that opens, but I shouldn't have to do that. The onl... Read more

Answer:Every time I try to open a program get this error: "open with"

Hi and welcome...

This issue of being unable to open .exe files is usually caused by a virus. But let's see if we can restore the association.

Download the EXEFIX: http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/exe_fix_w7.zip

Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to your desktop.
Right click the .REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

Reboot the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right click it and select Open With > Choose Program...
Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
 

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The first thing that is going on is I click on a link online and it doesn't take me to the place the link is supposed to go. I see some other people are having this program as well.

Second, this started a few days ago after I talked to someone on Windows Live Messenger, I'm not sure the person meant to do it. They showed me their picture in MSN live (MSN messenger) and since then, whenever I click on an icon in my start menu or ones on my desktop that I've used many times (firefox, outlook express, starcraft 2, everquest 2) rather than simply opening the program it first asks me what program I want to use to open it, makes me select it, then opens the program.

I know you request I run GMer, but I?m a little apprehensive as it?s crashed my system a few times, is there any alternative?



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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by me at 14:48:07.01 on Thu 03/31/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3067.2442 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: AVG Firewall *Disabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
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Answer:links being redirected and it asking me "What program to open it with" every time

Here's a possible fix for my second problem. The problem is, when I open regedit, it asks what program I want to open it with, sometimes the program isn't in the list. I can browse to it, with that option but even that doesn't work.

I can't rename the file. Well, I can but I can only edit the file name, not the file extension.

Everytime i open up a program, it asks me what i want to open with. including .exe flies. need help.? - Yahoo! Answers

I've found some other solutions too, but they are for Vista, I'm using XP.

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Hello - strange problem one of our users is having - when she picks up a draft email (she has previously prepared) then sends it, the email is recieved with the draft date, instead of the sending date. This means that the recipient cant see the new message (they will find it in listed as being recieved on the "draft" date). I have been unable to duplicate this error! Has anyone heard of this happening?
(Outlook 2007/Exchange 2007)
Any help very welcome!
Thanks

Jon Morris
C&IT Services
Edinburgh Napier University
 

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I've tried to send a delayed email using the "Do Not Deliver Before" function. Hoping the email would be date/time stamped when I wanted the recipient to receive the email. For example, sent the email on a Tuesday and scheduled the email to be delivered the next day (Wednesday) at 10am. The function did delay sending the email, but the date/time stamp was when I originally hit sent on Tuesday. What is the purpose of this feature if the date/time stamp will not indicate the date/time I wanted the recipient to receive the email?

When using this function, is there a way for the exchange to track the date/time stamp of the email when it actually leaves the Outbox instead of when you click send? I understand the exchange keeps track of the date/time stamp of when an email is sent, but why couldn't the exchange keep track of when the email leaves the outbox when using this function? Is there any exchange setup that will make this function work the way it is supposed to? Thank you
 

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I managed to screw up my XP Media Edition OS and couldn't access Windows. I Installed XP Professional and after it was up and running found that a file called "My Backup (date and time)" was created. I have been able to restore quite a bit of the files but I can not for the klife of me locate and restore the Outlook 2000 files. Where are they and how can I get them back?

Answer:[SOLVED] Does "My Backup (date and time)" contain Outlook PST files

What's the file extension (ending) of this "My Backup" file?

If you created it, based off the date and time it gives, you'll know what you created it with and we'd also like to know that so we know what the backup contains.

Are you saying you formatted (wiped) out a drive and you're now looking for files on it that you didn't backup elsewhere?

If that's the case, very dim chance of retrieval.

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Guys

I'm not sure if I've posted the right at the right place, but still........ I want to know that "" How do I change the "Open Settings" found in the Computer tab of the File Explorer to "Open Control Panel" ""

I have a screenshot of that:
I want to change it because I have a habit of having that "Open Control Panel" there as in Windows 8.1 for the reason that the Settings is just an app reference to the original Control Panel and many advanced settings are referred to Control Panel.

And I'm lazy to type "Co" everytime in Cortana to open Control Panel.

Awaiting for replies.....

Answer:How do I change "Open Settings" in Explorer to "Open Control Panel"

Welcome to TenForums @Preetkaran

We have a tutorial for that...
Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10

But I haven't bothered. Instead I found Control Panel in the Start menu's 'All apps > Windows system' and pinned it to Start. The advantage of having it pinned to Start is that a right-click on the tile shows a 'Recent' jumplist for it, all your frequently used Control Panel settings in one convenient place.

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Every time I click "open" from an application, I get a split-second delay- and a little click; which I think comes from the floppy drive- before the folders are opened. I believe it's because the computer is somehow scanning all the drives or something...(don't know diddly about it). Is there some way I can eliminate this delay? It's not as serious or important as it is just plain annoying.

Thanks!
 

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My screen keep asking ALL TIME that " how I will open this or that program "

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Normally when you try to send an email from a link from firefox via "file->send link", your default email program automatically opens assuming it's not already open. If Outlook 2010 is already open, no problem; it works fine. If it's closed, I get the error below about a dll error telling me to reinstall outlook 2010. if I manually open Outlook, I can then email the link.

If I insert the Office 2010 disc to try a repair, I get an other error (below) saying 2003 was not uninstalled properly and to uninstall it before I can do the repair (gotcha-catch22-can't get there from here, etc....). I see nothing in add/remove to indicate there is a trace of Office 2003 remaining. I can send screen shots of the registry if desired, but see nothing there indicating 2003 was not removed fully, but could be wrong. I'm fine with surgical edits if necessary.

I've been running Office 2010 for a year with no other problems beyond this and it's possible this existed from day 1 and it just took me a while to notice it..

Any suggestion on how to either fix the dll issue directly, or deal with the 2003 uninstall hopefully without uninstalling 2010 and starting over?

Thanks.
 

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hey guys, im using outlook 2003 and ive installed and uninstalled this 1000 times trying to get it to work. Whenever i click on outlook, it doesn't even give me a chance to set anything up, it just gives me the error message "Unable to open default email folders. The file C:\users\..\appdata\local\microsoft\outlook\outlook.ost is not an offline folder." This is getting extremely annoying...any suggestions?
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - "Unable to open default email folders"

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595439 MB, Free - 531563 MB; F: Total - 476268 MB, Free - 197506 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0J190T
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

I'm using Outlook 2010 for work emails. The program will run fine for an hour or so opening email attachments in a matter of a second or two, then all of a sudden it starts to take 15 to 20 seconds to open an "unread" attachment. An attachment that has already been opened will open quickly anytime.

I've tried disabling add ons. I've tried using CCCleaner to clean out the computer as well as it's registry scanner. I've tried deleting all of my other emails, saved, sent or deleted, so there are only a few in Outlook and nothing has helped. The only way that it will function properly again for a short period of time is if I shut down my computer completely and restart. Then, I'm in that same perpetual loop of working great for a little while, then it starts opening email attachments slow again.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:"Unread" email attachments open slow-Outlook 2010

I appreciate your response very much. I did try that and it didn't seem to help.

I'm going to throw a wrench in this and probably cause a lot more confusion, but I've recently found something that appears to have something to do with the problem. This computer is hardwired (ethernet) into a wireless router. About once or twice in a 10 hour period during the day, the router somehow disconnects the internet. I have to turn the router off for 15 seconds and it comes back up along with the internet everytime. For some reason, I've noticed that just before (and I'm talking 15 to 30 mins. before) the router disconnects the internet, the email attachments begin to open slow. As soon as I reset the router, the email attachments open normally.

Go figure? I honestly can't see how one has anything to do with the other, but I'm about 99 & 9/10's sure that the problem goes hand in hand with the router disconnecting. I've just recently (in the last few days) noticed this and have been monitoring and experimenting with it. So far, it happens everytime.
 

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Last night a popup message from McAfee told me that Dell Security center was trying to access the internet. I was in the midst of downloading and reading email, and being a dummy, I gave one-time permission.

Soon afterward, I began to suspect a virus, as I received a virus notification popup and an email from my ISP re: a deleted virus. As I was deleting items from my inbox, Outlook Express froze. I tried restarting, and OE hangs on the inbox and hogs 96%+ system resources.

This morning, my ISP program showed an error and my Antivirus was corrupted. I did a system restore and redownloaded the antivirus, which solved my problem with getting on the 'net. I've scanned and come up with nothing and downloaded a special scan and remove tool (Stinger) from McAfee for the virus it warned me about yesterday....Sober, I think. But still, OE hangs up on the Inbox and I can't read or remove or access the toolbar. It says "no email selected."

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Outlook express "Hanging" problem -- won't open completely

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Using Outlook 2003.When trying to open attachments we get the following error message"Can't create file: <filename>. Right click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder"This doesn't happen all the time, just with some attachments. We had a fix, by deleting Temporary Files that it created, now that's not working either.Any suggestions?Thanks! 

Answer:Outlook "Can't create file" error when trying to open attachments

What is the file extension on these attatchments ? ?You didn't happen to mention what you are using as an email client.

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It was working fine until today. System restore, rebuilding profiles and none of the Vista fixes seem to work! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

build 7127 64 bit
offfice 2007

Answer:"Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook, Unable to open"

What version of Outlook are you running?

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After reading this site and searching the net, I tried to rename the user, backed up files, started from scratch and tried to import the old files....still no success...I need some actual walk me through it help.....I went to the mail icon in the control panel...set-up a user then associated a data file, in the email section, I tried to switch the default file to the one I wanted....still no luck....Please, if you are very well knowledgeable about Outlook 2003, I need help....I have some business files which I am trying to restore and business contacts to contact so I'm in a bind because Outlook is not working....Stoe

I have a Toshiba Laptop running Windows Vista 32 bit Home Edition.
 

Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 Error Message, "can't open the default folders"

Hi stoe2000

Is this a continuation of the same problem from this thread?
http://forums.techguy.org/business-...open-settings-change-default.html#post8031158

Does Outlook 2003 open for you?
 

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XP Sp1, Office XP, Outlook 2002 Sp3, up to date.

This issue is in an additional mailbox the user (2 in this case) opens when Outlook starts up.
When trying to open an email in the folder, there's a good chance they get "Can't open this item. You don't have appropriate permission to perform this operation." Here's the kicker, if they keep trying, or try others, eventually they can open it. Once they are able to open the email once, they can open it over and over. Then they can go back and open some of the previously un-openable emails.
I've seen a reference in the KB articles, and it mentions a post Sp3 hotfix, but all updates have been applied. There are probably about 20 people that access this box, and so far only 2 have said anything. Maybe the others are more patient.
Another thing that stumps me is that one user says it only happens in the morning, before anyone else comes in. In the afternoon, everything's hunky-dorey.
I set up this users mail on a spare box, and cannot recreate the problem. I guess it's something on the local PC, but figured I'd ask. The mailbox currently has about 47mb in it, with a 60mb limit, and a 300mb cutoff.
My next course of action is to recreate the user's profile on his box, but he won't be available until Monday, plus I want to do it in the morning.
Anyone else have an idea?
 

Answer:Outlook 2002 error: "Can't open this item. You don't have...."

Anyone?
 

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I am having the same problem that the person that posted below. Does anyone have a solution to the problem? I have done the same that is described below. Thanks in advance.

I am suddenly unable to open Outlook 2003 - I get the following error messages: "The extension configuration file "C:\Program Fils\Microsoft Office\Office11\ADDINS\msspc.ecf could not be installed. There is an error in the syntax or format of the file."; then, "The extension configuration file "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Pffice11\addins\MSSPC.ECF could not be installed. There is an error in the syntax or format of the file."; then, "The file folder in "MSSPC.ECF" is missing or not valid. This problem may be resolved by using Detect and Repair in the Help menu.", then, "Cannot start MS Outlook. Unable to open the Outlook window." The problem appeared on the first reboot after a dowload of an update from Microsoft. Among other things, tried uninstalling and reinstalling MS Office, replacing the file, and running Detect and Repair from the installation CD, but to no avail. I'm a bit nervous about editing the Registry to change the path so did not attempt that. OS is XP. Any suggestions? Thx., piecd[/QUOTE]
 

Answer:Can't open Outlook 2003 - "msspc.ecf" error

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When you open other user's folder in Oulook. It show's the previous 5 users you opened. I would like to know a way to clear this from Outlook.

It's like the "Recent" folders in Windows. It shows the previous files you opened. Then you can go to the "Recent" folders and delete your tracks.
 

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This error occurs when the user attempts to open an email with attachment, but not every email with attachment. He logged into several pc's and receives the same error, so it's not specific to the pc. Help...
 

Answer:Outlook 2K "Can't open this item, the object could not be found"

What is the extension of the attachments? Might they have been viruses that have been stripped out?

I have also seen this problem with emails that were imported from Netscape on occasion.
 

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I'm trying to use AOL's new "Open Mail Access" to use Outlook rather than the AOL mail program. I keep getting a "fetch headers" error message when I try to send/receive through Outlook. Any idea why this might be happening. Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:AOL "Open Mail Access" with MS Outlook 2000

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This error occurs when the user attempts to open an email with attachment, but not every email with attachment. He logged into several pc's and receives the same error, so it's not specific to the pc. Help...
 

Answer:Outlook 2k "Can't open this item, the object could not be found"

E1234,
What exactly is the extension of the file that the user wants to open? Plz post back with it.

Below is a link with most of the errors related to your current one -
Outlook Errors
Hope this helps...
 

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I recently upgraded to Office 2007 from Office 2003 and lost the ability to have the next email item opened after deleting or moving an item. I have enabled this feature (Tools -> Options -> Email Options), but there is no change. Both the "open the previous item" and "open the next item" features produce the same results (i.e. "return to the inbox"). Help??
 

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In Outlook 2007, when I right click on an item in the navigation pane, such as a folder, or "Contacts" and select "Open in New Window" the new window size is too small and I have to resize it every time.

I've searched the posts here, found some similar issues posted, but none with a solution that I can make work for this issue.

I've tried:
- resizing the window and clicking on the top right "x" to close it.
- resizing the window, moving back to the first window, closing the first window, then clicking on the top right "x" to close the resized window.
- resizing the window, holding "Ctrl" key and clicking on the top right "x" to close it.
- resizing the window, holding "Shift" key and clicking on the top right "x" to close it.
- resizing the window, holding "Alt" key and clicking on the top right "x" to close it.
- Other variations of the above.

There is something that has changed the window size setting, because it has changed twice in the last few months, but I cannot figure out what it is.

My OS is Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit running on an HP Pavilion laptop.
 

Answer:Default Size for "Open New Window" in Outlook

How are you resizing these panes?
 

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I have searched to see if this was asked before without any success. Maybe someone has run into this problem before.
When I open "my computer" or "control panel" after I close it...it automatically goes into Internet Explorer as a blank page. Most of the time, when I close the IE blank page...it stops responding and I have the control-alt-delete to "end the program"
Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:closing "my computer" or "Control Panel" open internet explorer window

Possibly malware - anything openning ie on its own raises an alarm in my books. Post a HJT log to the malware removal section of the forum and let the experts take a look at it
 

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Hi every one,
I have Intel "DG31" and "core 2 do"
Program hangs, when i try to open or save as a file In "excel-2003" and "corel draw9" and "WILCOM Es9"
and in task manager it shows ?not responding?
But when i try to open it by clicking on the file using windows explorer it works quite well.
Earlier i used same programes on the "865glc" and "2.4" there was no problem,
I have also tried many Intel computers to trace the problem
i found the problem on every computer that was build on the motherboard later then Intel 865
Now what to do?
Mohammad Imran

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Hi TechGuy,

I'm having some recent problems on my laptop. When I log-in and start using it, the performance starts slowing down. When I look at the Task Manager, I notice that the task called Explorer.exe takes up a lot of my CPU. In a couple of minutes, I also start getting Internet Explorer windows to pop-up on my screen (I normally use Firefox) with advertisements suggesting that my computer is infected and some software downloads that could help. I recently installed McAfee Total Works, or whatever they call their 10-in-1 software which is supposed to do it all. I ran several scans, and on some of them, if did find and disable the Generic.dx trojan. Even though it claims it is doing something, I don't notice any changes - Explorer.exe continues to bog me down, and the IE windows keep popping up to the point that I cannot use my computer effectively anymore.

IBM T-40 laptop (about three and a half years old)
Microsoft XP-Professional

Any pointers would be truly appreciated!!

Thanks,
Sandjosh
 

Answer:Solved: "Explorer.exe" process keeps running, IE Windows intermittently open, "Generic.dx"

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Dear Analyst, when I tried to open my E (Local Hard Disk) drive, it will list down all programs and required me to choose which program to open it.

Thanks for helping!



Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by westley on 2007-09-22 22:26:02
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
63: 2007-09-22 14:26:11 UTC - RP214 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
62: 2007-09-22 1331 UTC - RP213 - Restore Operation
61: 2007-09-22 13:01:21 UTC - RP212 - Restore Operation
60: 2007-09-22 12:58:48 UTC - RP211 - Restore Operation
59: 2007-09-22 12:43:12 UTC - RP210 - Printer Driver Microsoft Office Document Image Writer Installed


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-06-25 11:29:40 UTC - RP152 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as westley.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:27:52 PM, on 9/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
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Answer:Double left click E: Select "Open with", not "Open"

Bump...

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I just resolved an issue I had with the wireless connectivity of my Acer notebook computer and now I am getting strange error messages. When I try (not every instance) to open device manager I will get the message "Failed to open empty document." From there I will occasionally get "Parser" messages that say "Value creation failed at line 843" or "line 422." I read what I could find about these messages and it points to MMC as the cause. How do I go about fixing this annoying problem if anyone knows?
 

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I have removed the Windows 10 "Libraries" from the navigation pane in Windows Explorer and other Microsoft programs (eg. Notepad), but despite an exhaustive internet search I have been unable to discover how to remove Libraries from navigation panes in the "Open" and "Save as" dialogs in Office 2010 programs. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Recently, I noticed that when I click the "Uninstall or change a Program" button, "Apps and Features" in the Settings window opens rather than the "Programs and Features" window it always was. I preferred that window as it showed more programs and gave more details. Is there a way to make the "Programs and Features" window open instead? Or is this result of an update?

Answer:"Uninstall or change a Program" doesn't open "Programs and Features"

What I use is the familiar Control Panel. I put Control in the Search box and click the resultant Control Panel item. Once it is open I right-click its icon on the Taskbar and choose Pin to Taskbar, always there for me to make a choice. I use it nearly every day.

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infected with "vbs", used "Flash_Disinfector" & folders on hard drive unable to open
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HI,
i got infected with "vbs" through someone's usb, i ran "Flash_Disinfector", then installed "kaspersky 7", scaned the whole computer, it also deleted vbs trojan. However, after that when i tried to open my computer by clicking on its icon, it did not open, i tried to open it fron strat up, but the result was same. all others like my documents etc were all right, i open my computer through my documents, opened my c drive, when i tried to open further any folder present present in the C drive it gave me the error, that is,this item "1002931234.vbs" that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to delete this shortcut? Howerever all my folders were not having any shortcut sign & it was same with all folders present in all my drives, but when i wrote the name of the folder in the address bar, it opened normaly, so now i cannot open my computer through its icon plus all the folders present in my hard drive. please help me to sort this thing out.

dds


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Nadeem_Ahmad at 14:54:49.54 on Sat 03/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1975.1542 [GMT 8:00]

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Answer:infected with "vbs", afte "Flash_Disinfector" all folders on hard drive don't open

Hello buct,

It will require more than 1 round to clean the system. Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seem to abate.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2


* IMPORTANT- Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

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Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications as they will interfere with our tools and the removal.


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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.




Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:





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I installed some software to assist me in converting .pdf docs. I didn't keep the name of the software but did uninstall it via control panel.

I now have mulitiple "File" menu entries: 29 entries between "open" and "save". The entires are all idenical, "Open PDF"

Nothing happens when I click on them. How can I remove them from my "File" menu?
 

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HI,
i got infected with "vbs" through someone's usb, i ran "Flash_Disinfector", then installed "kaspersky 7", scaned the whole computer, it also deleted vbs trojan. However, after that when i tried to open my computer by clicking on its icon, it did not open, i tried to open it fron strat up, but the result was same. all others like my documents etc were all right, i open my computer through my documents, opened my c drive, when i tried to open further any folder present present in the C drive it gave me the error ( i am including the error meggage in attachment), howerever all my folders were not having any shortcut sign & it was same with all folders present in all my drives, but when i wrote the name of the folder in the address bar, it opened normaly, so now i cannot open my computer through its icon plus all the folders present in my hard drive. please help me to sort this thing out.

Answer:infected with "vbs", used "Flash_Disinfector" & folders on hard drive unable to open

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Windows XP SP2

Ok, I tried some things in other threads but to no avail. But some threads are having my same problems. First this about:blank crap is always my home page even if I change it, as well as these porn links in my favorites list. I've run scans with 5 different virus/ adware scan programs but it doesn't fix it. However, it got even worse-- I can no longer open things like My Computer, My Documents or even Control Panel to try and uninstall software. When I try to open any folder my computer freezes temp. and I get the following message: "DrWatson Postmortem Debugger has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

PLEASE Somebody help me. I have hijack this, if that helps. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
 

Answer:Solved: I can't open anything "Dr. wtsn error" & I can't remove "blank: about" adware.

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Recently, I noticed that when I click the "Uninstall or change a Program" button, "Apps and Features" in the Settings window opens rather than the "Programs and Features" window it always was. I preferred that window as it showed more programs and gave more details. Is there a way to make the "Programs and Features" window open instead? Or is this result of an update?

Answer:"Uninstall or change a Program" doesn't open "Programs and Features"

What I use is the familiar Control Panel. I put Control in the Search box and click the resultant Control Panel item. Once it is open I right-click its icon on the Taskbar and choose Pin to Taskbar, always there for me to make a choice. I use it nearly every day.

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so i noticed a weird problem on a clean vista 64 sp1 install. I was in picasa, selected some photos and then hit "email" but outlook 2007 never popped up. i thought it was just a weird picasa problem so i kinda ignored it.

then i just tried right clicking on a small file, choosing send to, mail recipient and the same thing happened with outlook 2007 not opening. it should have opened a new message with the attachment.

I used vlite to tweak and edit down some services and now i think i inadvertently got rid of a service that is required by the send to or something. I really was very conservative with what i tweaked out so i have no idea what it could be.

anybody have any ideas??

REALLY DO NOT WANT TO REINSTALL VISTA.......

thanks!
 

Answer:Vista 64 "Send To" won't open outlook

Re-enable any/all services you might have disabled.

Really best practice with Vista is to leave her alone and let her do her thing. Especially with a system of your specs, the upside of "tweaking" is very minimal...

Maybe try re-installing office?
 

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I'm not sure where the problem is. I am intermittently able to email from quickbooks through outlook but oftentimes it comes up with a dialog box stating that I need to close an outlook window and try again. I've tried everything I could think of so I'm hoping someone else has seen this issue. I have attached info about my computer in a screen shot. I am utilizing quickbooks 2018 and didn't have this problem until I upgraded from 2015.

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((( I have one nerve left and this computer is getting on it. )))

Here's the problem: In Outlook 97, if I receive a forwarded message that contains the original message as an attachment (as opposed to included as message text), I get the error "Can't open this item." However, I can open messages that contain any other type of attachment, or none at all.

Also related: If I change my Outlook 97 options to "Attach original message" when forwarding a message, then try to forward one, I get the error "The messaging interface has returned an unknown error. If the problem persists, start Outlook again." Tried that -- didn't work.

Also related: If I select a message listed in my Inbox and press [Ctrl-C] to copy it, then compose a new one and try to paste the copied message (i.e. attach it), I get the error "Cannot create attachments. Internal application error."

Here's my setup: I am currently using Outlook Express 5 as my default mail client. It can receive and open attached messages just fine. I want to switch to Outlook 97 (or better) as soon as I can get this problem resolved. My OS is Windows 98 SE.

OK. I think I've provided enough info. Let me know if you need additional details. I searched the Microsoft Technet site and couldn't find anything about this. I certainly hope someone can help.
 

Answer:Outlook 97 error "Can't open this item."

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I receive this message when trying to open new emails, and I am also unable to preview new emails. Also, when I try to look at deleted emails, once again I get "Can't open this item". Suggestions??? Help!
 

Answer:Outlook 2002 SP3 "Can't open this item"

I have also already tried creating new .ost file, to no avail
 

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every time i try to open one of this folders a window apears with this content
cant have acces to C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Local Configuration\{one of these folders} acces denied
this affects my IE i cant download nothing thru IE all my files on that locations i cant set dispaly pictures on WINDOWS LIVE messenger and all thinks that has anything to do with those folders
any suggsestions or idea
hope you can help me
pd ive scanned my computer and its all clean also i cant install windows XP serivce pack 2 im kinda stucked :/
 

Answer:cant open "temprorary files" "aplication data" "program data"

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Outlook 2003:I'm a massive fan of outlooks Search folders, I receive in excess of 400 emails per day, of which approximately 250 need my attention, even if to reply back and give someone an answer.

A problem I find is that I am so busy with my emails, I often need to clean out my inbox. I do this by setting up basic search folders such as "all emails from my team which are in my inbox only" or "any email sent to me which was part of a distribution list in my inbox only" etc...

This is great for filtering my mail and I would like to create a rule as such:

"All mail within my inbox which has been either replied to forwarded by myself".

I can't seem to find any options and I'm hoping an Outlook guru can help

If you don't know the answer, can you try googling it for me to see if you can find anything, loads of heads are better one...

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Search Folder: viewing "replyed to" & "Forwarded" mail

52 views and no replys? - come on guys I thought this stuff was easy for you lot
 

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Hope this is what you need?
Let me know & again thanks !

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:23:35 PM, on 11/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Promon.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcshield.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
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Answer:THANKS MIMO2005, third time lucky? "xlime", "xads", etc. help

hi

1- keep in one thread please ,you create 3 different thread for 1 problem .

2- you still have hijackthis in your temp folder
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe


i will give you instructions to delete files ,but the way you handle things ,it s highly recommended to call someone to help you to follow my instructions ,i dont want you to delete legit files ,and end up with a dead machine .

anyway

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close ALL windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = websearch.drsnsrch.com/q.cgi?q=

O2 - BHO: MultiMPPObj Class - {002EB272-2590-4693-B166-FBD5D9B6FEA6} - ... Read more

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Is the time to "Upgrade from vista to 7 supposed to be wayyy longer then it would to do jsut a clean install? (For example, hanging at 18% for a while while installing during upgrade)

(posting this since i cant get any replies to a previous topic)

Answer:Install time difference between "Upgrade" and "Custom"

The upgrade process will always be longer, and sometimes considerably. The upgrade process has to move/relocate previous files and keep certain registry entries based on software already installed. Did the upgrade eventually complete? (it's a silly question but you could be dual booting). If not then it could be a bad burn and your systems is taking it's time trying to read the install files from the DVD.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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when i right click on my DVD writer i do not get the options "OPEN",EXPLORE & AUTOPLAY"..How do i bring them back?
 

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Ok I have searched and searched for a solution to this common problem in Windows XP.

The "Recommended Programs" list that appears when you select "Open With" after right clicking a file, html in my case, is cluttered with programs I don't use.

The common suggestion is to do a regedit as shown below -

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\FileExts\.extension\OpenWithList

However I still have some items that show up in the Open With list that were never found in the registry. To be specific they are some OpenOffice programs that opened an html file at one time. That is how they got on the list, I think they are shell extensions or something like that. I guess that is why I am unable to locate them with the regedit method.

Is there freeware utility that can clean these out in XP?
I found one called "Unassociate file types" for Vista but it does not work for me.
 

Answer:Remove Items From "Open With" > "Recommend Programs" List

Hi, thanks for your reply.
I have been using Z-Uninstall and CCleaner for a long time now. I ran the registry cleaner from within CCleaner and Glary just yesterday.

The recommended programs I want removed from the list have not been uninstalled from the PC. They were accidentally used at one time to open an html file thus the reason they made it to the list. I have cleaned out some others by using regedit, but these OpenOffice apps are not visible in the registry. They are shell extensions I think.

I am looking for a utility like "Unassociate file types" that will work on XP.
Any suggestions?
 

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Just wondering if this is expected behavior, we've just completed upgrade from v1.7 to v1.8 (all gateways successfully updated) however we notice that we are unable to open our console site.  Not sure if this is expected because we intentionally
ran a "partial" update and will not see new data for 3 weeks (- but we'd expect to at least see our splash page for ATA, we don't just a blank white page) or if we need to take further steps.

Thanks.    

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Well, about an hour into my Vista Expirance... maybe after my 4th or 5th reboot... I couldnt open Control Panel. No error or anything.. just you see a small window where control pantel should be, then closes in less than 1 second. If you try to right click on My Computer, then go to properties (to see like computer info) it dosent do anything at all....

?

So I format.... everything is Good to go.. and at a totally different time, before I even load any drivers... same deal. No Control Panel or anything.

I tried pressing F8 and trying Disable Driver signature enforcement and it worked for 1 reboot... now again, no control panel... ?

WTF?

Thanks
 

Answer:Vista - Cannot Open Contol Pantel or "Properties" of "Computer"

Set the overclock in your sig back to default before installing?
A Mobo BIOS update available?
Innecessary peripherals disconnected whilst installing?
Just thoughts. It sounds like a hardware related glitch of some sort or other.
 

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When I press "open file" in the program "Business Intelligence" of an Office
program like Excel, I would like the window columns to be in "detail" view
instead of "list" view.
How can I do this?
Is this a registry default that can be changed?
Thanks,
Josh
 

Answer:Get "detailed" view on "open file" dialog window.

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Ok I'm asking this on behalf of my girlfriend since I have no clue what could be causing this. Its really more of an annoyance than a problem.

When ever she wants to open something when using an application and the "Open" dialog box comes up, all her files are listed in reverse alphabetical order no matter how many times she sets it to "Arrange Icons By > Name" in the dialog box. It also happens when the "Save As" dialog box comes up with all the files displayed in reverse alpabetical order. When she is viewing the contents of a folder though, everything shows normally, this only happens when those 2 dialog boxes are displayed. Any one know what could cause this? Thanks.

Answer:Annoying Windows XP "Open" & "Save As" dialog box problems

Is it all folders or a specific one? If so go into the source problem folder and arrange the items the way you want and hold the CTRL button down while you hit the red X to close the window. See if that does anything for you.

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When I right click on my C & D drive in My Computer the Open and Explore words in in odd characters and clicking on them does nothing. This happened after I used a USB key on another computer that had these characters. How do I fix this?
 

Answer:Solved: Right Click C Drive "Open" &amp; "Explore" in odd characters

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safe to assume its impossible to remove the "open" and the "merge" entries from the context menu? I figure if i want to open or merge them i would simply double click. Clutter and redundency in this vein dont suit me :P

Answer:remove the "open" and "merge" entries from context menu?

Open I don't think so, Merge sounds like it is added by a 3rd party program, and likely can be removed. Have a look at ShellMenuvVew and ShellExView from NirSoft. You can remove entries with both. But Open will not be listed, and I have seen no way to remove it. A Guy

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For some time now, double clicking on a folder no longer opens it as usual. Instead, double clicking on a folder causes a separate Explorer Search window to open, with that folder's name under the "search in" tab. In fact, when i right click on a folder, the first and bold-faced option is "search", as opposed to "open". So to open any folder I have to right click it and hit open, which is slow and annoying. I cleaned out my registry, spyware, viruses, everything, and still this problem persists. I also checked the Mouse control panel, nothing there.

Anyone know what's going on with my computer?

Answer:Help! Double-clicking on folders prompts "search", not "open"

Hi

Open "My Documents", go into Tools>Folder Options and under General>Browse Folders choose Open each folder in the same window. Save that and then goto View>Explorer Bar> and click Folders.

See if its better now.

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Hello guys,

I don't know what I did, but nothing happens when I click on those two things in the search bar:

View image: wtf

I reinstalled Windows a few hours ago, and IIRC pressing those with the mouse lead somewhere. Now when I click on them, it does nothing. I have to type in "Settings", so I can click on the actual Windows App. Then I can navigate to those settings. IIRC those results were "clickable".

Can somebody help?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"

Hello iamnewhere,

If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 10

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Hello guys,

I don't know what I did, but nothing happens when I click on those two things in the search bar:

View image: wtf

I reinstalled Windows a few hours ago, and IIRC pressing those with the mouse lead somewhere. Now when I click on them, it does nothing. I have to type in "Settings", so I can click on the actual Windows App. Then I can navigate to those settings. IIRC those results were "clickable".

Can somebody help?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"

Hello iamnewhere,

If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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I have looked around for help on this issue and havn't been able to find a resolution that works. I think because I havn't been able to find any imformation on my specific issue.

I am one of the most computer literate people I know, so when a co-worker mentioned to me that he was having problems with his computer, I agreed to look at it. His problem was simple, he had a lot of viruses. I have cleared most (however I assume not all) viruses and instinces of spyware. The computer worked fine for a little while while I did some final checks on his computer, then the problems started.
He has a Dell Inspiron 710m Laptop, running Windows XP Pro. (Service tag 8sk8091)
As far as I can tell, he has not added or upgraded it in any way. He only has some basic programs.

I know that the issues might have something to do with his wireless.
He is running the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG.
The computer is getting stop errors (BSOD)

The first one was called DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Stop: 0x000000D1 amd listed the file w29n51.sys (which upon further study, turned out to be a file related to his wireless.)

I have already updated the drivers and reinstalled the program with the latest versions on the Intel website.

I also noticed (though with not frequent) the stop error with the same name and stop code, but which listed the NDIS.sys file (which upon further study turned out to be a system utility).
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Answer:Solved: Windows "logs off" after "open with" repair (userinit.exe)

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In any application under Win XP, when I use a Save As or Open dialog box, and click the down arrow next to the location box to search for the folder I want, the application never responds. Usually, I have to click the arrow a couple of times and then it sort of wakes up and responds, or the application crashes (the title bar of the dialog box will say "Not Responding".

Often, in the case of the Save As dialog, it won't say Save As in the upper left corner, only an "S" will appear there.

Seems like a memory issue or else something corrupt in the system. Before I shell out $35 to MS to have them fix something that shouldn't be broken, can anyone help???
 

Answer:Sluggish/nonresponsive "Save-As" and "Open" dialog boxes

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Using Word 2007, I am unable to pin the "New" and "Open" Word Document to the Start Menu. I was able to do this in XP and Vista. I go to "All Programs" and can load Word but cannot find the options new/open. In Word I go to "Word Options" and it is not listed there either. Thanks.

Answer:Pinning "New" and "Open" Word document to start menu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ADKR


Using Word 2007, I am unable to pin the "New" and "Open" Word Document to the Start Menu. I was able to do this in XP and Vista. I go to "All Programs" and can load Word but cannot find the options new/open. In Word I go to "Word Options" and it is not listed there either. Thanks.


ADKR,
I note that you have posted this question in Microsoft's Discussion Groups - Windows 7 - Word 2007 in Word General Questions.
Some reasonable replies were given to you that you didn't respond to. Did you actually try them?


This Tutorial written by our Brink would seem to be a reasonable alternative for you to use.
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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When attempting to save a document or browse to open a file from within an ap, the dialogue box freezes for 10 secs or so when trying to browse to preferred save location. The ap shows as not responding. I don't have any mapped network drives and can't seem to find any other solution. This seems to be fairly common, as I've seen this problem on a couple other forums, but never found an answer that actually works. Any Ideas?
System is:
ASUS Crosshair AM2 board, X2 4000+, 2 GB DDR2-800 (OCZ), 7950GT, 5 SATA HDDs and a couple of DVD-RW drives (1 SATA, 2 PATA). Vista x64 (clean install)
 

Answer:Vista x64 "Save as..." and "Open." window OFTEN freezes when trying to browse

I've seen this happen on 32 bit systems running MS Office and have a printer with a memory card slot which creates a drive letter on the computer. If this is the case remove the drive letter for the memory card.
 

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OK guys, im kinda new to this forum, so... hello.
My computer has a not so serious problem-When I try to open Local Disk C by double clicking it says:
"
Windows cannot find install.exe.
This program is needed for opening filed of type 'File'.

Type in the executable file to be used instead:
_______________________________________
"

This problem isnt very serious, I just dont want my computer to remain "corrupt" if you know what I mean.

Help my and I will be grateful!

Answer:Cant open C:/:"Install.exe is needed for opening type of "file""

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Have you scanned your system for viruses lately? What antivirus program is installed on your system?

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Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm using Outlook 2003. I'm designing a new Contacts screen, which better suits the needs of my business.

I have been able to figure out how to everything except for this:

How to I design the "date" and "dollar amount" field values to default to blank/empty instead of defaulting to the word "None" in the case of the "date" field and "$0.00" in the case of the "dollar amount" field?

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Greetings,OS: XP HomeProblem: Unable to set-up an e-mail account in Outlook 2000 "Inernet Mail Only" config because the TOOLS/ACCOUNTS tab won't open. START/CONTROL PANEL/MAIL won't open either. Comcast mail is my current default program.  Is it possible to uninstall Outlook and re-install only Outlook from the Office 2000 CD? Any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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My computer is a DELL Dimension 8200.  My OS is Windows XP,  Home Edition.  My ISP is PeoplePC and I use a dial-up connection.I am experiencing the following described problems with "Outlook Express" and with "Internet Explorer:"Outlook Express:When I attempt to use "Insert Picture" into the body of a new message by left clicking on the small box like icon, which contains mountains a rather large blank screen appears that has a blue border, white/blank interior, small red box with a white cross at the upper right corner (cancel facility) and the Internet Explorer icon (blue "e" with a gold band)  at the upper left corner.  There nothing about such screen that is functional and I remove it by left clicking on the red box with the white "x."  As a consequence of these circumstances, I am unable to insert / embed a picture within e-mails that I prepare to be sent.Internet Explorer:At the "Internet Explorer" screen when I left click on the "Tools" button and then on the "Internet Options" button that appears in the drop down menu only a small screen that very, very quickly flashes and goes away appears.  Consequently, I am unable to access / use those items contained in the "Internet Options" facility.When my home page is booting up after I have connected to the internet, a script error screen appears that includes this, "res//ieframe.dll/navcancl.htm&... Read more

Answer:Multiple Problems With Both "Internet Explorer" and "Outlook Express"

.... dialup.... you have my sympathy.  Do you have SP2 (Service Pack 2) for Windows XP installed?  What protections are you using against viruses and spyware?Have you been able insert pictures in the past?  I gather you're getting a glimpse of this panel for inserting a picture but it's faulty:Is that the panel you're referring to?

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About one month ago, a new problem surfaced:

Most times when I try to "Save As" a document and the application calls Windows Explorer for me to Browse where to save the file, it hangs for upwards of 60 seconds. The Browse window appears, but then I get a "spinning circular cursor" for 45-60 seconds until I can do anything. This occurs in all applications from MSExcel through Internet Explorer.

The system never completely crashes, but there is always this 60 second lag now.

The lag also occurs when I try to open a document...and to a less extent, but sometimes, when I simply open Windows Explorer (Windows Explorer is inconsistent as to whether it will give me a lag...sometimes it does work fine).

I have previously tried posting in the malware forum. I had picked something up they found...and cleaned it out, but that seems to have been completely unrelated to this as it was a virus redirecting my Google searches.

Can anyone help?
 

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Hello everyone,

I've run into an issue that I can't seem to find answer to on the net.

When I open My Computer, Control Panel or any folder no files or directories display, after first there is a green loading bar on the address bar and little magnifying glasses (searching icon) on the left side directories but never displays anything.

The files I can see in other folders are unable to be opened and have white blank page icons next to them.

I can still run application so I'm not sure what the issue is. I ran a scan for virus with nothing found and I have also ran a windows update but have not restarted my PC yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.


PC/Desktop Custom Build

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 C

PU Intel Core i7-2600k @ 3.40GHz

Motherboard Asus p8z68-v pro

Memory 12gb

Graphics Card(s)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Hard Drives
P1: M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA
P2: WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 ATA

Answer:When I open "My Computer" or "Control Panel" nothing displays.

Please run this and tell me the results following option 2 in this tutorial:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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When a download is complete, the dialog box opens, announcing "Download Complete" and when I Click the "Open Folder" button the "Download Complete" dialog box closes but the Target Folder doesn’t not open. First noticed this after SP3 in this XP Home environment.

Where’s the “Honor the 'Open Folder' button” setting to get this functionality back?
 

Answer:The "Download Complete" "Open Folder" button ignored

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Hello everyone, I'm new on here so I apologize if someone has brought this up, but does Microsoft have any plans to update Edge to where it can "Save as" or simply "Open" a file rather than just downloading everything to the Downloads folder? I wonder why they left it out; seems like a basic function to input. Thanks!

Answer:Microsoft Edge: "Save as" or "Open" features

It'll come as many have requested this. Wait for updates.

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here a stumper for me. . . maybe one of you knows how to fix it...

when in my computer, if i double click on any of the drives, it opens up a search window instead of opening the folder! its sooo annoying. I have to right click and select 'open' every time.

if i right click, the menu opens there and 'search' is on the top in bold instead of 'open'.

i dont know how i messed it up, but if you know how to change the default action.
PLEASE HELP!!!

thanks in advance for any help

-kio

SOLVED THANK YOU THANK YOU!
 

Answer:default action "search" instead of "open"?! (in my computer)

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Hi, I'm a new-commer and have been following this thread avidly and taking everyone's advice as I too have identicle problem to Chaz and other bloke i.e my PC (XP) is very slow, shows torch when you open "My Computer" for 15 secs, and when I use Explorer takes ages to find a web address so I'm using Firefox which is fine. Been bothering me for months, tried RWnewson's registry and didn't work. i don't have. Created shortcut direct to C drive to bypass "My Computer" delay however while this works, PC is becoming worse as when I move any files from one folder to another within the C drive the PC can;t cope and stops responding. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanc ed]
"NoNetCrawling"=dword:00000001 anyway.
My computer is not part of a home network nor does it say searching when I open My computer. This did all start when I installed software for new digital camera and webcam. Uninstalled cameras but still runs slow. Bugger.. Help. Tried registry cleaner and various virus killers. There is nothing threatening.
Interestingly when I end process for sychost.exe everything works fine but then Windows closes down in 30 seconds. PLEASE HELP!!!!
You all seem interested in Hyjack this report so here is mine
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 00:00:20, on 26/10/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\... Read more

Answer:XP "My Computer" and "Explorer" taking ages to open

assuming you ran spyware and adaware cleanups, i would suggest reinstalling windows..... Windows (every version) will eventually slow down and not respond, act very unstable, not cooperate, and eventually it will commit suicide and give you major blue screens. then the computer has problems booting... a reinstall (a fresh reinstall preferebly) would probably fix it.....

could you post your system specs? that may help a little bit...
 

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I changed my outlook email .ost file to open with auto cad by mistake. Initially it was opening with an Unknown application. How can I enable it to open with an unknown application again? please help

Answer:changing an ".ost"file to open with "unknown" application

You can try this tutorial and see if it helps.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I was messing with my ASUS N10j and I tried to install Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit on it.

Installation went fine, but then when it wanted to boot up for the first time, it gave me a window that said "Can not open recovery.dat" and a huge red ERROR message appeared in the middle of the screen.

From googling, these guys (http://www.overclock.net/windows/435626-error-recovery-dat.html) believe its because of a hidden recovery partition. Well, how do I delete that partition if I don't have access to Windows?

The laptop also doesn't have a DVD-drive, so the solution has to be via USB.

I have no clue what to do. Help!

EDIT: Ugh... I guess this is more software related... Sorry.
 

Answer:Red "ERROR" message because "Can not open file C:Recovery.dat"

Greetings, RommelTJ...

Couple of things you might consider trying:

* Boot to a Linux USB drive, and format your hard drive from that environment - tips on how to create a Mint 7 (Gloria) bootable flash drive can be found here...

* Get your hands on a USB DVD drive, and use it to boot to your Windows disk to delete/recreate any partitions...

Quick question: how are you trying to install Vista without an optical drive?
 

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Hello there, when the desktop loads up, I get this strange message:

"Open With:

Choose the program you want to use to open this file:

File: Media"



Does anyone have any ideas why?

I have a screenshot of the programs which run at startup:



I have a HiJackThis log if it helps:


Code:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 08:28:24, on 29/05/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPointP\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\OnlineBackupStandalone\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\KHAL3\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Users\Media Centre\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.21.57\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\InputPersonalization.exe
C:\Windows\system32\mspaint.exe
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Answer:Windows 7 32 bit, when loading "Open With: ?" "File: Media" comes up

There must be an error with one of the startup settings.
Please use Autoruns by Sysinternals/Microsoft to see more info about Programs loading with your system.
Pay attention to Logon tab.

Looks like for some reason it is trying to load a folder as a file. "Media" is a part of a folder path.
Try to uncheck all values,where Media is a part of the path.

Also, please check for viruses with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Download
or Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

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I do have my WiFi internet working, I can access internet all right. But if I go to Windows 10 Settings and then try to open "Network & Internet", it takes forever and it does not load. While that happens, performance temporarily decreases, even Synaptics touch pad has some freezes/jumps. Eventually performance gets back to normal, but "Network & Internet" is still unopened.

Also, if I click on the WiFi icon on Windows 10 Notification Area at Taskbar (at the bottom right of the screen), it does not pop-up, or it pops-up with an empty list of available connections (instead of a list that would have a dozen connections, including my own). Just to click on such icon triggers a Taskbar freeze. So, after that, I can't make Start button to work, I can't use the search field, I can't make any Taskbar icons to pop-up. My only way out is to open Task Manager, finish "Windows Explorer", go to File then create a new task with "Explorer.exe". Then Taskbar is good again, but I can't touch its WiFi symbol on Notification Area, or else Taskbar will freezes.

Reboot is not doing any good. My Windows 10, unfortunately, seems to remember all the bad stuff that happened on the previous session

I wonder if someone could help me fix it.
I tried to google the issue but had not luck.
I believe I have all Windows 10 updates until last Friday.

I don't know if that's worth mentioning, but yesterday all was good. This morning, my WiFi connection was ... Read more

Answer:Cannot open "Network & Internet" from Windows 10 "Settings"

First, reset your wifi access point.
second, make sure the driver for your wifi networking in the PC is updated.
You can choose to uninstall and restart the PC to make sure the latest driver is used.

If the connection is not stable, Windows 10 (which is sharing an enormous amount of information via Internet might not respond normally because it's waiting for replies that stuff has been received.

Good Luck

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did a SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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Answer:Cannot open "my computer", "control panel" recycle bin, etc

Hello and welcome to TSF

Apologises for the delay getting to your log. The helpers here are all volunteers and we have been very busy lately. If you are still having malware problems, follow instructions below.

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You are using an outdated version of Hijackthis. Please uninstall from Add/Remove programs, and delete your current version.

Next, download HijackThis to your desktop

Alternate link

Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.

Should it not open, navigate to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis and double click on HijackThis.exe

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Do not post that log, instead, do this next:

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Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here... Read more

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so, I suspect a number of you guys do the same thing I do: keep your users folder on D drive (protip: you can make D drive your default users drive) and migrate it around between re-installs.

well, behold the stupidity:

On the left, CMD's dir, on the right powershell's ls, and in the middle, a newly installed git bash's (cygwin on cmd?) ls. Turns out if you do what I do, you keep your users configuration file, which windows just keeps appending a new GUID to, apprently every time you re-install.

Turns out "show hidden files and folders" is really "show hidden files and folders if, Mr Windows, you think its a good idea".

blarg. does anybody know how I can find out which GUID is mine?
 

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Office Depot Webcam "Deal" Installs Malware

That $10 webcam your mom got at Office Depot on Black Friday? It came with free Malware. What a bargain!

Though the webcam was billed as a "door crasher" promotion at some Office Depot locations, the company said only a small number of customers were affected. "It was our vendor that actually initially had let us know -- so they must have heard directly from their own customers," an Office Depot spokeswoman said via e-mail.

Answer:Office Depot Webcam "Deal" Installs Malware

Nice.

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