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Smoni Failed to create empty document

Question: Smoni Failed to create empty document

(This is about a different, new computer.)

Computer was asleep early this morning, but after SuperAntiSpyware ran, it dir not go back to sleep. Testing showed that automated sleep is not working. Rebooted, got a pop-up box with the text as shown in the title of this message.

Ran the MS diagnostic for this problem, using msconfig; no luck. Googled for the error, not much there, but did try a few things. Turned off router, so not likely to be a address conflict, as one person was able to fix the problem through that route.

Ran another SuperAntiSpyware scan, a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan, one with Avast!, and the on-line HouseCall scan; nothing found. I have run a few of Dell's on-line diagnostics, nothing found so far.

I would appreciate knowing how to inoculate the computer, or what spell to cast thereupon, or how to properly remove the enchantment, or even anything actually related to repairing the whatever-it-is that is causing a probably very useful empty document to not be created. (Oh, yes, CCleaner was also ran, which deleted lots o temporary files, etc.)


After posting this fascinating missive, I ran one of the MS Fixit programs, which did find that the Recycle Bin was corrupt and fixed it. I rebooted; sadly, I still got the pop-up error message, but yet one more test of the sleep function found the computer willing to obey its master, as first the monitor and then the computer went to sleep with a one-minute setting.

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Answer: Smoni Failed to create empty document

Hi there ... Have you any Printer Software Installed ? I found a few Posts relating to Brother Printers which can cause this problem ..

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Dear friends,

each time I try to open a particular program (Mathcad 15) I get the message 'Failed to create empty document'.
Then the program goes on but is useless because I cannot open an new or existing document.
In my opinion this is a permission problem because the program runs without a problem within the hidden administrator account.
I tried a lot of things:
running as administrator
setting permissions for the program
taking ownership

nothing works.
This is very annoying because I have a huge library of MCad document I can't open anymore.
Well I could when I login as hidden administrator but this is not a good idea I suppose.
OS = win 10 pro.


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Hi everyone, I found MGI Photosuite on my hdd today, so I clicked on the .exe and it said "failed to create an empty document" Can anyone tell me why It can't create an empty document and how to fix it?

Answer:Failed to create empty document

Hi there....

Have you tried reinstalling the program?

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Dear friends,

each time I try to open a particular program (Mathcad 15) I get the message 'Failed to create empty document'.
Then the program goes on but is useless because I cannot open an new or existing document.
In my opinion this is a permission problem because the program runs without a problem within the hidden administrator account.
I tried a lot of things:
running as administrator
setting permissions for the program
taking ownership

nothing works.
This is very annoying because I have a huge library of MCad document I can't open anymore.
Well I could when I login as hidden administrator but this is not a good idea I suppose.
OS = win 10 pro.


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Hi everyone, I found MGI Photosuite on my hdd today, so I clicked on the .exe and it said "failed to create an empty document" Can anyone tell me why It can't create an empty document and how to fix it?

My os is winxp sp2.

Answer:failed to create empty document

It might be corrupted so redownload it

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Ive been using the program NTI Filecd for awhile but recently its not opening and I get the message "Failed to create empty document"
Their support hasn't been able to help me.
I think it started happening after I installed the program CD Anywhere but i'm not sure.
If I can't get this to work,What other software can I use too do what Filecd does.

Answer:Failed to create empty document

You really posted this in the wrong forum -- and off the cuff I don't have a clue. Usually what I do when I run into things like this is go through google hits until I'm exhausted. Both Google > Web and Google > Groups can provide solace and consolation if not real help: document"&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&sa=N&tab=wg

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Not sure if this is a software problem or a PC problem.I installed Printshop photo pro and when trying to open it ,I get failed to create empty document. I had this installed on PC before and had taken it off. I have tried searching everywhere and cant fix it. I have uninstalled and reinstalled a dozen times. I installed thru safemode as well. I emptied all temp files. Tried everything and cant get it fixed,any help would be so much appreciated. If anyone could even tell me what causes it,maybe that would help me. Thanks

Answer:Failed to Create an empty document

Try this link


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My daughter came home for the weekend from college and she said she could no longer use MS Paint. It seems everything else works. She said her Norton AV s/w gave her a notification saying her account expired over 30 days ago. She renewed it immediately. Her college offers it for free.

Windows Vista Home Premium w/ SP2 (32 bit)
Dell Inspiron 1525
Core 2 Duo T5750 @2.ooGHz
4.0 Gb RAM
Here is what I saw. When I attempted to launch Paint, it gave me the message...

Failed to create empty document.

I did a web search and did the following.

created new user acct ("test")- no change
verified the TEMP and TMP pointers were correct in "Environment Variables" - no change
A disk cleanup to remove all temp files, etc. - no change

I did a virus scan using the s/w on the machine and using Symantec's download scanner - nothing found

I talked to a friend and he recommended your website...

Following the instructions I've attached the following logs.


Thanks in advance!


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I have windows vista. Everytime I try to open MS Paint I get an error saying: "failed to create empty document". Any online solutions I've read have either:

1. Involved there also being a problem with wordpad giving the error "failed to create empty document" as well, and it's not.


2. It doesn't tell me how to fix the problem for Vista, only has solutions for Windows XP or lower.

Any suggestions? I tried going to an online computer tech chat and that didn't me absolutely no good. All that resulted in was my getting angry at ignorant people asking very stupid questions and the tech guys basically telling me I was out of luck because they had never heard such a thing. Please help.

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when i open my notepad document which i saved in my pc its showing that failed to create empty document pls help me whats the problem in my system

Answer:failed to create empty document in notepad

Many programs including Notepad and Wordpad use the Microsoft Management ConsolePRB: MMC: Management Console May Fail to Start

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Recently when I tried to open Device Manager on Vista, I got an error 'Failed to Create Empty Document' Device Manager never opened.

Anyone know why it is doing this and how to fix it?


Answer:Device Manager 'Failed to Create Empty Document'

For me, it was a problem with user32.dll.mui, so I had to change the one i was using for a backup. So ye, problem fixed now.

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I'm having a couple problems that could be related.

1. On Citrix - I'm having disconnections, even though the user remain active. So it's not the "Disconnection/Hybernation" that happens when a user is inactive.

2. To investigate the disconnection, I check the Event Viewer on Win2k3, when I click on "Manage", I get the following error: Failed to create empty document.

It goes away if I reboot the server.

Server config: PIII 800MHZ, 1+gig MB Dell Poweredge
Win 2k3, Citrix 4.0

Answer:Windows 2k3 - Citrix: Failed to create empty document

Perhaps there is some error with the way Citrix is creating log entries. It may need certain account level access to write a log entry. Is there also an add on that Citrix creates inside of the management console?
Check this forum, seems to have worked for them:

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I just reinstalled XP Professional on a year old Acer laptop and am suddenly getting various Parser file errors as well as "failed to create empty document" errors. This occurs during just about any operation I attempt to execute on the computer, even when trying to access device manager. From what I've learned about these errors it has to do with MMC but I haven't been able to find out what to do to fix the problem. If it would be best to reinstall XP again, I don't mind but what has caused this to happen in the first place?

Answer:Parser & failed to create empty document errors

I'm guessing nobody knows the answer to this since my question hasn't generated any replies or even that many views for that matter. Oh well, thanks anyway, guess I'll try somewhere else.

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Okay I know there is a ton of things out there on the web about "Failed to create empty document". The problem is I am not finding anything out there for Windows Server 2008 and most are just small time fixes that are not working for me.

1) None of the programs I need to access MMC's with work. (AD related, Server Service related,
2) Just typing in MMC and opening a blank one yields the same problem.
3) Anyone Remote desktoped in with any account can't get to it either.

Here is the interesting part... On Vista and XP PCs I can remote connect directly to the computer management and do everything I can through the Computer Manager MMC on a remote PC. (For instance I was able to get to disk management on the server by connecting to it on a vista box and then I was able to format the newly added drive and mount it as the next drive letter.

I am not finding anything in the event logs when I try and open it to give me any errors to look up.

Here is what I have tried to date -
(the link above mentions TS registry keys that aren't even on Windows Server 2008)
(this link mentions reregistering the msxml parser but mine is working.)
(this has been verified to all be in there and I even tried changing them and checking permissions ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows Server 2008 - MMC - Failed to create empty document.

NM did an in place upgrade of the system and now I am going to watch for the mmc error as I apply each patch. Seems to work but its a bit drastic.

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I use Windows XP. I installed and ran the Avast grime fighter and then found two of my programs - one for tax preparation and one for backing up to an external hard drive - won't "open". Instead, I get the error message "failed to create empty document". I uninstalled the programs then reinstalled them, but no change - I still get the message. I saw, by googling the message, that it may have something to do with a windows registry file, but I really don't understand what that is or how to get to it or how to fix it. I contacted the Avast folks and they said they could put me in touch with their microsoft folks for $180! I am at a loss as to what I should do. Please can anyone help me figure out what to do to get these programs to run? I really need the tax program especially. Thank you.

This is the text from running the TSG SysInfo utility:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3036 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476899 MB, Free - 426176 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0P301D
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Every time I open wordpad, or an RTF file (associated with WordPad), an error message comes up saying "Failed to Create Empty Document".

I'm running on XP, and I don't have my XP disk anymore, if that's needed or not..

Answer:Wordpad "Failed to Create Empty Document"

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in trying to open Wordpad I get a message saying "faild to create empty Wordpad". This happens either with new doc. or already saved doc. What do I need to do to fix the problem? Appreciate any help you can offer.
Thanks, Kevin.

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This is just one of those odd quirks I have run into. When I open a new document in Word, then open an older file, the new document closes and only the old one is displayed.Using Microsoft Office 2010, specifically Word.Windows 7 64-bitA bit of explanation, I often do research/writing for school or for fun. This issue has always happened, just one of those small annoyances.Here is the exact thing that is happening:1. I open a new (blank) word document, by clicking on the Word icon or by selecting "Open New Document" in the Word program.2. I open an older (saved) Word document, by clicking on the saved file, not by using the "Open" function in Word.3. The New (empty) document disappears, only the older document is open. I must now open a new empty document to write in. What I want to happen:1. Open new document2. Open old document3. Both new and old document are open (2 windows).Other notes in no particular order:- Word has always operated like this. Just wondering if there is a way to stop it.- I am not using the "Open" function in Word to open the older file, I am opening the older file by double-clicking it in the File explorer. When I use the "Open" function in Word, it does the same (basically "closing" the new file in order to open the old one). - I tried searching through Word's settings but couldn't find anything that seemed to relate to this behavior.- As per regular Word behavior, the new document is auto-na... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Word Question (Opening old document closes new empty document)

Yes, you are right. That is normal for MS Word.Do this:Open a new document. Type something. Even a single space. Save it with a name you want. Now open an older document. Both documents can be on the screen or cascaded.If memory is not an issue, you can haven two instances of Word.

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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 had a document in Word 2003 which I saved to desktop - now when I open the said document, it is blank - yet it had information on it when it was saved.   Is there any way I can retrieve this document?Judy

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Actually, I did a search for *.doc and have discovered  not one of my Word documents have anything in them.    I changed the default from  Kingsoft writer to Windows 3 one or two days ago.  I went into Kingsoft writer, and opened up a few documents - they all opened OK.  When I tried to open the original missing document, it said something about disable macros - so I did, and the document came back.    Can any one tell me what/why it happened, and what do macros do?

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My friend tidied up a few files and folders on his laptop. A Word doc called agenda.doc has changed. It only has 1k , only contains garbage including the phrase "Hewlett Packard Notebook" (which is the make of his laptop!), and is now called ~$03-09-22,Agenda.docThe Icon is a pale Word Icon.A few other word files are also lost. They are all about 6 months old. Any ideas out there??Linden

Answer:MS Word document now empty

Do you want to retrieve the files?Try restoration: click here

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This started about 5 days ago,  all of sudden something popped and started scanning my computer telling me I had all these virus and to buy program. I closed, it wouldnt let me browse internet or run malwarebytes and other apps. The only thing it let me run was SAS. I ran it and removed harm, popups and hch.exe are gone but I still couldn't open firefox or ie. It said unable to connect check proxy or internet options. I cant sys. Restore because I disabled it to get rid of jce.exe and hch.exe. Yahoo messenger and gtalk were online, I got new email and messenge alerts, I just couldnt use firefox or ie.I ran SAS in safe mode, restarted and and unchecked use proxy server, that got me back online and everything!  I thought everything was all good, I ran malwarebytes just to be safe it found 1 virus, i removed and rebooted.  Then a couple of days later, while browsing online, keep in mind i hadn't downloaded anything new or installed anything.i guess the aggravating creature never left, a couple days later the fake xp security system launched and began telling me i had all these virus and need to order. I rebooted in safe mode, ran SAS and CCleaner. Rebooted and it appeared gone, then yesterday i kept hearing my computer click when i wasn't doing anything. All of sudden my computer rebooted by itself, didn't appear there was a virus then an hour later firefox closed the fake xp security thing launched and my desktop lost all icons, I ran SAS rebo... Read more

Answer:Desktop icons gone, document, program folders empty, no sys restoree

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line. *****************************************************Please boot in Safe Mode with NetWorking and run MBAM. Reboot in Normal Mode and run MBAM again. If successful at that please run these other... Read more

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I have not Office Tools (Words, PPT......)
Before I used a free document Template given by Microsoft that I do not find anymore.
Anyone tell me how can I create a document in Windows 8 ?????

Answer:How create a document

Hello Theo,

You could use the included WordPad ("C:\Windows\write.exe") in Windows 8 to create a document with.

Hope this helps,

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Answer:i want to format all my cpu empty wholespace to create a new

All your base are belong to us.

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During the installation of software and software not installed but create empty folder e49c34b5647165395b165e79fc. This folder not delete

Answer:Create empty folder like e49c34b5647165395b165e79fc

What was the software and where is this folder?Have you tried restarting to see if the folder can be deleted after that?Could be malware but let us have the above answers first.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I need to make a chart but I only want to chart the non-empty cells. But for some of the cells I use an IF to automatically fill them with a value or leave the cell empty. I used "" for the empty case but the chart does not see that as empty.e.g., =IF(LEN(B121)=0,"",B121-6000)Can anyone suggest the proper entry for the TRUE case in the example to create an empty cell?

Answer:Create an empty cell with an Excel IF

There really is no way to use a formula to create an "empty" cell since the cell will contain the formula.Here are 2 methods to create a graph that will ignore the blank cells:1 - This one I've used in the past:Create an AutoFilter for your data and select "NonBlanks". Only the visible cells will be graphed.2 - This one I stole without permission from here and then modified:Let's say your data resides in A1:A10 and a few of those cells are blank due to your formula.Enter this in B1 and drag it down to B10:=IF(A1<>"",ROW(),"")Enter this in C1 and drag it down to C10: (formula split to fit in this post)=IF(ROW(A1)-ROW(A$1)+1>COUNT(B$1:B$10),"",INDEX(A:A,SMALL(B$1:B$10,1+ROW(A1)-ROW(A$1))))Column C should now contain a contiguous list of the non-blank values from A1:A10.Graph the values in Column C.BTW, instead of this...=IF(LEN(B121)=0,"",B121-6000)why not use this?=IF(B121="", "", B121-6000)

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This is probably a stupid question. I got a new laptop a few days ago, and am very happy with it. There is one small flaw and I am wondering if it can be fixed. When I right click and go to new, whether I be in documents, pictures, a jump drive, etc., there is no WordPad or Rich Text Document option. There is Microsoft Office Word Document, Journal Document, and Text Document as well as other things, however, I prefer WordPad to these. (Microsoft Word is okay to, but I only have a trial and I don't want to buy the full version, and I prefer WordPad regardless.) I know that WordPad is on my computer because I can access it through program files, as well as open documents with it. However it is not an option under New. Note: My laptop has Vista (although I hope to switch to XP soon), not sure if this makes a difference. If there is any way to create new WordPad documents (besides opening WordPad and saving a new document) please let me know! Thanks! -SV

Answer:How to create a new WordPad document?

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I'm trying to create a new *.htm document using Notepad, which I should then be able to view in Internet Explorer by double clicking the *.htm file.

I can't create a new file with an .htm extension. I only have the option of creating a .txt file in NotePad. (I'm presuming) that since my file doesn't have the .htm extension, when I double click it I can't view it in Internet Explorer. (I have got the <HTML> & </HTML> tags at beginning and end of the notepad file).

Answer:Create .htm document using NotePad

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Hello everyone and thanks for your time.
I have been using Windows 7 for a long time and have gotten used to all the keys, mouse movements etc for opening stuff. Recently I bought a new Laptop with same version of Windows installed (Ultimate). However, when I right click the Desktop, the context menu of New does not show the option to Create a New Text Document. This is proving to be a real pain in the back . I have Notepad installed (by Default as it should be), and double-clicking *.txt files opens it, but the shortcut is nowhere to be seen. Please tell me why this is so and the easiest and most painless way (preferably without the need to Install something e.g. Registry Entry or Portable Program/Single *.exe Program would be better) to do it.

Answer:How to Create a New Text Document ?

Hello Forz,

You might see if using step 10 in the tutorial below will be able to restore New -> "Text Document" for you.New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
If it doesn't, then download and merge the .reg file for the listed txt option in the tutorial below to restore it's default associations.Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,

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I am looking for a way to create or wirte a script that will create folders with movies title and date and save empty folder in my Hard drive ?

So Example:

C: My Documents

Please advise

Thank you

Answer:Create empty folders based on IMDB ?

Sure, a single DOS "for /f" loop using the mkdir command can do that for you... but you will need to supply the list of folder movie names in a text file.

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I've read a few topics that talk about editing the Recycle Bin right-click menu, but I don't care about that. What I want to do is to be able to right-click any folder, on the desktop, etc. and have the option of emptying my recycle bin.

I had a registry tweak in XP and I tried it in Vista just to see if it would work, but no good.

Anyone have a solution? I know it can be done via a registry setting but I'm not too familiar with Vista's system registry locations yet.

Answer:How do I create a right-click option for Empty Recycle Bin?

No one knows how to do this?

All I want is a right-click option to Empty Recycle Bin anywhere I right-click.

Please help me.

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When I right click on my desktop or a folder, and go to New, I have the option to create a new folder, a new text document, etc, but I don't have the option to create a new Word document, even though I have Word installed on my PC and works fine.

Can someone please tell me how I can fix this problem?

Answer:I can't create a new word document in Windows 7. Please help!

You can get it through registry editing.

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I'm trying to create what for all intents and purposes is an e-book that includes some animated figures, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this.It will be a very long text document (circa 80,000 words), which will need to have consistent styles, automated numbering systems for headings, figures, etc, and a means of handling references, such as what you see with EndNote and similar programs. The animations are currently gif images, and they will need to loop when displayed in the document. The final product would be saved as a pdf, which I understand is capable of displaying animations?Does anyone know if it is possible to get Word 2010 to handle animations, and if so, how? I know it's capable of all the other requirements, although it's a bit dodgy and prone to corruption with long documents, so I'll use sub-documents and a good backup system to get around this.Alternatively, does anyone know of a good text editor that would meet all the above requirements?Thanks in advance for your advice.

Answer:How to create a text document with animations

To the best of my knowledge, you can NOT display animation in a Word doc.If you save the document as a Web page, you can see the animation with a browser,but that does not sound like what you have in mind.Powerpoint may be an alternative, but I'm not sure.Alternatively, does anyone know of a good text editor that would meet all the above requirements?Here is a couple of lists: can probably find more using a Google search.MIKE

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I knew how to do this in the old Word, but I can't figure it out in Office 2000 Word. It seems to only want me to do a letter merge. I have a data source document and a basic document that I need to add merge fields to, but I don't see a choice other than letter nor can I figure out how to add the fields where I want them (not as a recipient; it isn't a letter). It was relatively straight forward before, why is it so difficult now?

Answer:Word; create form document

I am currently on 2003, so cannot recreate exactly what you are doing, but I might have a helpful suggestion anyway. If you go to View -> Toolbars -> Mail Merge it should give you the toolbar at the top of the window that will have access to placing merge fields.

Please let me know if this helped you any, or if you found another solution.

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Hi, I am looking for a way to create a document in landscape that scrolls horizontally rather than vertically, also I would like the page to be continuous. Is this even possible? I don?t really want to use a massive sheet of paper to do this as it will be saved as a pdf and will not be easy to navigate through.

Many thanks


Answer:How to create a document scrolls horizontally

Hi and welcome to TSF this will be a start How do you make a Microsoft Word document landscape

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I have searched everywhere on the web and I can't find a solution for it.
I changed my default text editor from notepad to PSPad (Programming), and after that my ability to add New Text Documents by right-clicking and going to New>Text Document has disappeared. I don't know how to fix it, I even tried putting Notepad as the default again, but it didn't work.

Answer:[SOLVED] Can't Create New Text Document

Hi, may not be easy to do this however lets see what you have here. Go to start, search and type regedit the reg editor will open Navigate to:-

and expand in the right payne look for the string value "Item Name"
it should have this entry against Item Name:-

If not then right click select modify and copy and paste the above into the box. Reboot to take effect.

If you wish you can select file from regedit and export this key to desktop call it txt.reg and if anything goes wrong you can double click it to merge back to registry.

If doing this worries you just tell us what you see in the registry , I can write you a .reg file to do this for you.

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Can any one advise if there is a converter to create a .pdf file from a word document.Alternatively is there a way to secure a word file that cannot be changed but only a read file.

Answer:Create a pdf file from a word document

click hereclick hereclick here

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I'm not sure I can say I'm glad to be back here cause that means I've got problems. This one I can't figure out what happened. It may be complex, and hoping someone can help.
I have recently noticed within the past two days or so, an empty uncategorized folder that appears on my desktop after Windows boot up. When I right click on it for properties, it gives me the options of Cut, Create shortcut, and Delete.

Also, I have noticed that when I sign into my network, there is an unrecognized SSID that shows up, but quickly disappears sometimes right after I log in, every time. It shows up on my devices too. It isn't an SSID that I created. When i logged into my router set up page, it posted that the unknown SSID could possibly be a hacker. I use NetGear Genie, and now that app on my phone crashes. I just updated to the iOS7 software. My iTunes Store app crashes now too. But I am going to contact Apple about that. I just ran a Norton 360 quick scan, and only 2 tracking cookies showed up.
I recently loaded HotSpot Shield on my computer and phone. Not sure if that program could have anything to do with this issue. it is still running, but my account isn't fully active. I was also getting freezes and error messages at times using Firefox 24 on my Win7 PC.

Answer:Empty folder appears on desktop I didn't create

Ok, here's a quick update! The folder is still there on my desktop, and when I go to delete it, the option window says, "Are you sure you want to delete these icons from your desktop?" The folder is still empty, and I cannot open it. Nor do I wish to create a shortcut. I am not sure if I have posted in the right forum. Maybe I will post in another one.
As for my phone, that side issue is fixed for now. Nothing else big to report.

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I select any .rtf documents in the 'Documents' section of File Explorer' (recently transferred from an old XP laptop to this new Notebook), right click on it, select 'Send to' > 'Mail recipient' & I get an 'Email' dialog box opening up saying: ..........if an email program is already installed create an association in the Default Programs control panel. I have read several items regarding this & still haven't figured it out. My email program was set up by Virgin Media who is my ISP broadband supplier & my email source. They did it by remote control. I asked them what the title of this email system is & they told me 'Mail' for Windows 8. In simple terms how do I exactly do this in the Control Panel Default Section? Thanks for any assistance.

Answer:Create an association for sending an .rtf document by emai

Originally Posted by robinpe

I select any .rtf documents in the 'Documents' section of File Explorer' (recently transferred from an old XP laptop to this new Notebook), right click on it, select 'Send to' > 'Mail recipient' & I get an 'Email' dialog box opening up saying: ..........if an email program is already installed create an association in the Default Programs control panel. I have read several items regarding this & still haven't figured it out. My email program was set up by Virgin Media who is my ISP broadband supplier & my email source. They did it by remote control. I asked them what the title of this email system is & they told me 'Mail' for Windows 8. In simple terms how do I exactly do this in the Control Panel Default Section? Thanks for any assistance.

Unzip & read the html file.
It may point you in the right direction.


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Hi,Is there a way to create a word document from a list of selected CheckBoxes. Say I have 30 checkboxes and each has a paragraph. If I check 10 out of the 30, I need a word document created withe the text associated with the 10 I selected only. Can this be done and how?

Answer:Create a word document from selected checkbox

I am looking for the EXACT same thing!! Have you figured it out yet?

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Well, I don't know why, but it looks strange.


Answer:Vista - No option to create a text document?

I'm running Ultimate 64-bit and it's an option, Text Document... *shrugs*

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I am using Word 2010.

I have a really long Word document with different topics.

I would like to create a Table of content at the top of that document so that I can click on that topic & it will take me directly to that topic without me trying to scroll down the whole document to find that topic. ( Just like a book in Word Format with table of content & clicking the topic to go directly to that topic without going thru the whole book page by page )

I tried to create a hyperlink for each topic but Word created the hyperlink at the same place where the topic was listed, so that doesn't help.

I also tried to copy & paste that hyperlink at the top of the document but that didn't work either.

Any help would be highly appreciated.


Answer:How do I create a table of contents in a Word Document

The built in help has great info but this article covers it too:

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Hi guys,

I recently made the switch from XP to 7 (bypassed vista .. yessss).

I am trying to move certain folders off the system partition (c to another partition (d and am having difficulty.

I thought the best way to do this would be to use JUNCTIONS. This way, any references or hard-coding to the original path will not be affected.

For example, if you type in command prompt, junction c:\users d:\users

It will make c:\users a junction to the target folder d:\users. in other words, all the data willl really exist in d:\users, but any references to c:\users will still work and simply redirectly to d;\users.

The problem I am having is that, you can only use the junction command when the source folder is EMPTY. For example, in the above command, c:\users MUST be empty or the command will not work.

Thus what I wanted to do is copy the entire c:\users folder to d:\users and then delete everything in c:\users and create the junction.

Unfortunately I cannot delete certain files, no matter what I try. I've tried safe mode, tried using "unlocker" and even using a linux live cd (which causes corruption when writing to NTFS due to bad drivers).

I also wanted to do the same for Program Files and ProgramData folders, but those as well are impossible to completely empty.

If anyone knows how I can empty these folders, please help me! Junctions are a very elegant solution, but unfortunately only work when the source folder is empty.


Answer:how can I create junction points in windows 7/vista when I have non-empty folders?

First of all, hard links need to be to files and folders inside the same partition and can't be created across partitions. You may have better luck with other types of symbolic links, but they will not work as well as hard links and you may end up with duplication instead of repalcement of most of them (though they can have differing contents).

"Junction" is not a Windows command. Maybe you are thinking of "mklink".

For most user folders, it would be far easier to simply change the locations of the shell folders in the registry.

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I'm using XP, am a Telewest BB customer.Recently, OE doesn't seem to retain my previous messages in my Inbox or Sent folders (even though I've checked the Save Messages on Server Option) and whenever I try to Create Mail, it tells me "There Was An Error Opening This Message. An Error Has Occurred"I'm new to OE and I have searched other problems in Helproiom, but nothing seems to match this.Thanks

Answer:Outlook Express Empty Inbox/Create Mail problems


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I've looked around and haven't quite gotten an answer to my issue. Here's whats going on:

After a forced (and lengthy) restart, my computer behaved like a freshly installed version of Vista--default background, default settings (hide hidden files, hide known file extensions, folder views, etc.), the recent program and recent files list was empty, as well as the "create new" sub menu. In addition, the icons that are made hideable or not on the desktop like Computer, User Files, Network, etc were hidden.
This would be a minor annoyance as most of these things should be easily fixed... however none of the changes I make to my preferences stick. I will change all kinds of folder view options and hit OK and I get nothing. I choose to show those icons on my desktop and hit OK or even Apply, nothing....

Seems to me like there was some funny business with my registry, but I'm not quite sure where to start.... do these symptoms sound familiar to anyone??

Answer:Start, create new menus empty; preferences wont stick

I take it no one else has had this problem or has any idea what's going on??

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Hi friends,

Every day I get about three empty emails, from: "sender unspecified", to: "none", subject: (no subject).

It seems spooky to me. Am I getting attacked by something or someone? I have Norton antivirus and it doesn't give me any warning.

Or are they failed spams? Any ideas what they are and why?

Should I be worrying?

Thanks, Frank

Answer:empty emails: failed spam?

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This will be a delivery document having 3 copies, each copy needs the same serial number.
The serial number needs to increment by +1 after each print but any information entered needs to be reset to blank.
A user form for input ?
Excel or Word (no mailmerge)
Document will reside in a shared folder on a server.
Needs to be user friendly (Idiot proof!)

Answer:Auto create a sequential serial number for a document

It is possible in Excel. I know of no way to do it in Word. The method is simple.
1. Create the template workbook with all the fields you see fit.
2. Copy the code below into the code module of the workbook

Private Sub Workbook_BeforePrint(Cancel As Boolean)
Dim cdp As DocumentProperty

On Error GoTo NoSuchProperty
Set cdp = ThisWorkbook.CustomDocumentProperties("PrintCounter")
cdp.Value = cdp.Value + 1
ActiveSheet.Range("A1") = cdp.Value
Exit Sub
ThisWorkbook.CustomDocumentProperties.Add Name:="PrintCounter", LinkToContent:=False, Type:=msoPropertyTypeNumber, Value:=0
Set cdp = ThisWorkbook.CustomDocumentProperties("PrintCounter")
Resume Next
End Sub

The code looks up the custom document property called "PrintCounter". If the property doesn't exist, it will be created.
Before each print attempt, the counter will be increased by one, and the workbook (with the new propery value) will be saved.
The code displays the counter in cell A1, but it can be displayed anywhere, even in header or footer, even as part of a longer string.

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I would like to open Windows Explorer, click on a CD-ROM and, from the list shown, create a document that can be inserted into Word. I would like to avoid using jpeg or gif files since I would like to be able to edit whatever is entered into the document. Is there a program out there that does this that I can download without subscribing to PC World or other mags? Shareware, pay for or freeware, I am not concerned about the program costing something, I just don't want to subscribe to a magazine just to download one item.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:How do I create a Word document from a Windows Explorer list?

try this as it outputs directory listings to a txt file so you can copy and paste into word etc

JR Directory Printer (Free) 173kbs

page above also has instructions as to options.

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I have a computer that has Office 2003 and in Word when you create a new file and fill up page 1 and want to hit Enter to begin on page 2 it doesn't do anything. The cursor remains blinking right there at the bottom of page 1. Very weird. I've never seen this before. Has anyone seen this and found a resolution to this problem?

Answer:Solved: Word 2003 won't create page 2 in new document

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Creating a simple website for my friend in a band. He'll need to update it maybe once a week w/ dates, showtimes, etc. HOWEVER, he is not technically inclined. I want to make it so he can just type what he needs into a text document (like Word/Notepad (or the Mac equivalent)) on his laptop (a Mac), save it, and have that update his page. I'd rather not have him wade through HTML.

I'm a graphic designer and somewhat technically inclined, but woefully ignorant about this stuff. What program / format would be both good for this purpose and simple enough if I'm only looking to learn this element? Are there any free tutorials online about it? I know Flash and Actionscript, but maybe there is a better tool out there for this...

Also, I'd like for there to be a way he could update photos by himself. Maybe he could have a folder on his laptop with say 3 pictures that he names pic1, pic2, pic3, where if he saves a new photo to one of those names, the new photo fills that slot. Or some better way?

FYI: I use a PC.

My sincere thanks for any help or insight...

Answer:Best way to create a website with content editable by a text document?

XML files ? , i dont quite understand your needs ?
Oh and welcome to TF

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who make Microsoft word document on windows phone 8.1
I m using lumia 635 and
who use Microsoft windows phone for Microsoft word document work?
is there a totur for how to make Microsoft word document on windows phone 8.1 ?

Answer:How do I create Microsoft Word document on Windows Phone 8.1?

Please see the following link
Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk

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I have Epson LQ-2180 printer connected with my Compaq PC. When I am try to print any document including test page it display an error message (document failed to print) but I can print a test page from it i.e. without using my PC. I have tried to print from different computer as well as I have changed the printer cable but the message is the same. How can I solve this problem?

Answer:document failed to prin

Did you install the drivers before connecting the printer to your computer?id10t

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I have just installed a new Epson P50 printer and using XP.
Everything seems fine with the setup and I have successfully printed 3 photos but when I begin printing the printer stops part way through, shoots out the paper and I get this error message - this document failed to print.
Any ideas please?

Answer:This document failed to print

Re-install and check that the driver is loading correctly.

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I was in the middle of a project, printing in increments of 25 copies. I was printing on card stock. I got an error message of "Out of Paper" as I didn't have the paper pushed all of the way in. I corrected the problem but have not been able to print since. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the printer (with the manufacturer's disk) but it won't even print the test page. It says "Document failed to print". When I check the printer box it says "error"I used all the standbys of rebooting and unplugging and plugging.I don't know what else to do. These are wedding bulletins that need to be cut after printed so I am on a time limit. PLEASE.. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

Answer:document failed to print

You didn't say what app you were using, but I don't know if that matters.When you say you looked at the "printer box", I assume you mean the dialog box that tells you what documents are printing.You should be able to highlight the name of the document, Click on the Document menu above it and choose Cancel.Hopefully that will clear the Print Queue and you'll be able to print. It may take a few seconds to clear the queue, so don't panic.I hope that helps.

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The attachment is text and a table. I used "rich word text" when I saved it but when I open it using my cell, it does not appear as it originally was created.

Answer:How do I create a Word 2013 attachment document that can be opened using my iPhone3s?

I would just save it as a .doc or .docx and open it using Documents to Go, Quickoffice or other office suite if you have access to it.
Or maybe .pdf if you have the option and don't care about editing.

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Seems there must be some program out there that will create a searchable Explorer-like document (such as html) of the contents of an external USB drive. Anyone know? I can already create lists but I am looking for something as described above.

Answer:Create a searchable Explorer-like document of external drive contents?

This might work ... just be sure to un-check any bundled garbage that may come with the download
SearchMyFiles - CNET

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How do we create desktop icons to word documents in Win 8? So I can quickly open them. And how do change my mouse to single click to open an icon?

Answer:Create desktop icons shortcut to Word Document in Windows 8

To create a shortcut to your documents folder, right click it and use "Create Shortcut". Cut and paste this onto the desktop.For single click:Use "Windows + X keys" to get to Control Panel > Folder Options > General tab.The setting should be there.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Hi All
There was a power cut while my pc was on and now i guess some settings have changed and i can no longer print any document. my printer is correctly connected to my computer. it's an hp deskjet 695C.
I have changed the port to LPT3 but still doesn't work, i get the error: this document failed to print.
Which settings should i be looking out at and what needs to be changed?
Thanks for your advice

Answer:Error: This document failed to print

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I am trying to print a six page pdf document from Chrome browser. My printer is an HP PSC 1350v all-in-one In the
process of printing, which begins normal, the printer will stop somewhere mid 3rd page and eject the incomplete
page, and the printer icon, lower right, pops up a balloon with the message in the title with a lot of other mr.
obvious stuff under it, and not much in the way of help except to click troubleshooter on the help menu. I first
saw an issue when I tried to print an email out of Yahoo mail right after it went through the last update, and was
able to get it to work that time by reverting that mail account back to the older version. The next was tax time
for an online printing of a form. I had some limited success when I switched from Normal to fast Normal or Draft
print settings, suspecting insufficient memory. Playing with this setting this time hasn't had any effect.
I'm Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120504-1619: Service Pack 3)
Physical Memory available to Windows 1,047,024 KB.

Any ideas what my issue is?

Answer:'This Document Failed to Print' error

Just a reply to bump this to the top. Seen a lot of views but not many replies. Anyone know if this
is a common problem with the hp psc 1350v?

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I have spent ages building a Visio document, and when I attempted to save it the thing crashed.
There is a ~$$ prefixed tempory file still there of type ~VSD File that I image has all my changes.
Can I recover all my changes from this or apply all the changes in it to the original?

Answer:Recovering a Visio failed document

Can you open the ~VSD file in Visio?

If you can, you may be in luck. It will be the temporary cache of the original file, but as to it being useable is anyones guess. Normally the cache gets deteled when Visio closes but when it crashed that did not happen.

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I was installing the Despicable Me: Minion Rush on my Windows Phone when unfortunatelly the battery was empty and the phone turned off.
After I turned on the phone, I search the apps on the apps menu, and didn't find Despicable Me on the menu.
And then I tried to install it again via Store, but the apps details showed "app installed" and the button showed "view" and "share". When I clicked the "view", the phone shows the Start Screen.
How to solve this problem? Do I have to hard reset my phone?

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:yum I have installed the canon ir3100c EUR PS3 driver for the canon ir3100cn print device on my xp computer.

On printing a test page the error message, this document failed to print occurred.
The print device has its own tcp/ip port across a network.

I was told this print device was installed on a linux computer across the same network and it worked fine. Any help will be much appreciated

Answer:Error message: this document failed to print.

Hi TxTazDad,
:confused Do you mean adding a printer (the icon) in printers and faxes, coz I did that, using the printer wizard, entering the IP address of the printer, selecting the manufacturer and model to install the software/drivers.
But when the wizard tries to print a test page and when I try to print some text using notepad the ?this document failed to print ? error pops up.
I find this weird and I am puzzled as to what going on.

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Have a brand new Epson Workforce 610 printer- really nice, all the bells and whistles, and I got it cheap (99 bucks)... At first it was great, have the drivers installed on two computers and they both worked fine, and prints came out fast and clear over my home network, wirelessly. Both computers have XP, one being Home (SP3), and the other being Media Center (SP2). Well, all of a sudden, my Home computer just stopped printing, and the Media Center one works fine...

Every time I try to print a file on my Home computer, no matter what file, big or small, it will always bring up the Epson print status window and say 0/0 pages, and the bar will not fill. After a few moments I get a bubble from the task tray that says, "This document failed to print". I bring up the event manager by clicking that bubble, and it says "Error-Printing" under Status. The trouble shooting options have not helped me one bit, nor have Google searches yielded any relevant results. I have updated all my drivers (reinstalled them and updated them), and everything checks out fine- the printer connects and is ready to print and scan- my printer has a 3/3 bar connection and is connected to the correct network and everything, yet it still will not print from this computer.

This is very infuriating, as every printer I have ever owned has given me loads of trouble. The College Humor video, "Your Printer is a Brat", describes everything perfectly.

Any and all assistance would be ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Printer- document has failed to print (network)

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my niece has a packard bell 266 with 160mb and is running win me.

when she turns on the comp she gets the post test and then it goes into options and guides her to safe mode.
after safe mode her desktop screensaver comes up and then new hard ware found but then nothing.
we managed to get scan disk to run once but nothing else, it just hangs on the screensavers.

the message after trying to run new hardware is:

su reg create key failed.

i've looked thru what i could but can't find anything, any suggestions?


Answer:su reg create key failed

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hello, i'm trying to open the game driv3r and i get the message "failed to create directX. Not supported display adapter present..." my card is Mobile intel(R) 945 express chipset family(driver updated) and the laptop has 1gb ram with the cpu at 1,80mhz..
thank you in advance for your help..

Answer:failed to create directX

Try this:

go to Start / Run / type dxdiag and press enter

on Direct X Diagnostic:

click on every tab (screen / sound / music / network / etc)... and run the tests. See which one is giving out an error, and come back to investigate further on that.

Could also be the program you are trying to run is not compatible with the "latest" version and is actually trying to use an older version.
Otherwise try reinstalling directx and then the program.

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what was the solution to the previous prob with driv3r with the message failed to create directx no supported display adapter present? any ideas

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I am running Windows XP SP3 and after reinstalling my system after a recent failure I receive the message "Failed to Create OCX Control" every time I log on. The system seems to operate properly, but the error message has piqued my curiosity.

Can anyone please help me identify what is going on and ideally how to correct the error?

Dick Flanagan

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Have a new Inspiron 13 5000. It has completed all of its updates.  I have tried several times with a couple of different USB thumb drives and each time the result is the same message that something has gone wrong -FAILED.  The USB drives are 32 GB

Answer:Create USB Recovery - Failed

Have you made any changes to the OEM drive configuration?
Have you run a system File Check?  Admin command prompt sfc /scannow
You might try cleaning or removing any current partitions on the flash drive.  Do you know if it has any proprietary software on it?
Are  you checking the box to copy over system files?

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I'm getting this message when I try to play a DVD in my DVD-ROM. Aybody have any ideas on a solution?

Answer:Create Overlay failed


is the full error message by any chance: "Create Overlay failed. Please lower your screen resolution or color depth and try again."

If so are you plugging a laptop or desktop into a secondary display as an extended desktop?

First try lowering the display settings to a lower resolution, especially the secondary display or TV.

or goto Display Properties & click the settings tab > and untick/check the box by Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor > click OK. ( however this will only allow you to view the DVD on the primary monitor )

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When I used printmaster16 today I wanted to use some pictures that I have there. They were ones that I imported from another site. When I click on them to select it says "Failed to create picture". I've used them before but I know it has been awhile since. Could someone help me out and tell me how I can use them again? (if possible) THANKS
I hope I posted this in the right category??? I have windows xp

Answer:failed to create picture?

figured it out and deleted what I didn't want.

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user is using "Wordpad";
Click INSERT, then OBJECT;
receive's the basic OLE interface;
click "CREATE FROM FILE", browse to the file, click OPEN;

Instead of the picture being dropped into Wordpad, we get the error "Failed to create OLE object".

SOmetimes there is a frame where the picture is supposed to be, but no picture... only the file name inside the box.

Searches on the web don't reveal much, and most reference Windows NT 4.0... We're in XP (home/pro/ent)

We've checked the file associations, and the registry entry for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg... nothing seems to resolve it.

Any ideas??? Anyone??? Your help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Hi my computer keeps saying when I download things failed to create reg key what does it mean.

Answer:[SOLVED] failed to create reg key?

I get that too every time now when I try to use IE Spell.

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I know this has been all over the boards, but I cannot find a solution, I know there has to be one.

I have installed Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 for my son on my gaming machine (quad core 3.0 w/ 4gb Ram. I am running DX11 with an ATI 4850 (Windows 7). I have installed all the latest drivers (so that is not the problem) I have tried to force dx9 at startup (didn?t work), I have tried editing the option.txt (didn?t seem to work). I am not the most tech savvy guy, but this problem should not be happening. I way exceed all the hardware requirements for this software. This problem has been reported on this software before; by others?they seem to be having trouble with an old video card or bad drivers. Atari doesn?t seem to be monitoring their help forum?..Any ideas?

Answer:Failed to create direct3d divice

This game was designed for older operating systems before Windows 7 was released. Install the game patch and change the compatibility mode to Windows XP and see if it helps.

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Hi there.I'm running Windows 95 and managed to wind up with some sort of Adware that downloaded Security iGuard to my machine. I think I've managed to get rid of the iGuard, but I still get messages saying:Warning! Failed to create process.I was wondering if you had any ideas as to what else I can do to try and get rid of whatevers still infecting my machine.thanks a lotDave M.Mod Edit: This will be moved to a more appropriate Forum.

Answer:Warning! Failed to create process

Create a directory on your hardrive, to save HijackThis.exe, called c:\hijackthis. This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.Download the latest version, from here.Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, hereThen, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum. Do not fix anything, yet.A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

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All,  My laptop is not allow me to create a product recovery disc. the "tick" is grey off. can anybody help please?  

Answer:Failed to create the Recovery Discs

you can only create one set of the recovery disks, have you already attempted to create one?

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Hi, I have just downloaded and tried executing VirtualBox and then get the following critical error:
Failed to create the VirtualBox COM Object.
The application will now terminate.
Any idea what's going on here and how to resolve this? Thanks.

Answer:Failed to create the VirtualBox COM Object?

I tried to install the current version last night, and I couldn't get it to run, so I fell back to version
Have a great day!

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The creation of the recovery medium was not terminated properly because of a media error. A repetition allows the program (see Solution Center) not to do. It seems that the flag does not takes place only after successful completion. A corresponding in a ini or a registry - entry I could not find. What can I do to still create a DVD?

Answer:Create recovery media after failed

Hallo und wilkommen bei Forum
If the ThinkPad is still under warranty, call Lenovo service and explain the situation. They will send you DVDs at no charge. At least that has been my experience in North America.

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i have got many prblems in installing yahoo n its ma billionth attempt
i tried all
uninstalled, cleared all cookies and registries n keys by Reg edit, reinstalled and while updating as a last option
i get such error

problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: YAHOOM~1.EXE
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4c053ffe
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Fault Module Timestamp: 4549bdc9
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00062613
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 3636
Additional Information 2: 79f130e859daa17c69a6e9eb616b66af
Additional Information 3: 2fad
Additional Information 4: ca9c4ac6aab7546d96887a80879c3ab9

Can some one help me out?

Answer:Co create instance of yahoo dll failed

Welcome to the forum.
First you need to do a full AV scan, make dure upto date.
Please let us know the results, it may be a virus.

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im trying to create disk image but every time it failed with the next error message:0x81000033.what can I do?

Answer:create disk image failed

it's because you don't have enough space in the hidden system reserve partition, first can you make us a print screen of your disk management...right click on computer icon > management > disk management > right click on the reserve partion and show us property like in my image

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Does anybody know what this could possibly mean? Whenever I stick a DVD in I get an error message that says "Creat Overlay failed. Lower your color depth or resolutiojn and try again." I did what it said first I shrunk my resolution down to 800x600(an event wich will permanently scar me), that didn't work then I reduced it to 256 and got the error again. I recently had uninstalled the DVD software(Intervideo WinDVD) because my computer was very screwed up so I basically uninstalled everything I didn't use everyday(it didn't fix it). I was able to watch DVDs fine with the same default settings, I have tried multiple DVDs and it still happens, nothing has changed on my system, I didn't delete any shared files. What could possibly be wrong?

Answer:DVD Create Overlay Failed Error

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Hi guys. I tried to create a system restore before doing some system maintenance, but my laptop cannot create the restore point. Does anyone know what might cause this? Thanks for any advice. I attached a screenshot of the error message.

Answer:Failed to Create System Restore

Did you check if the system protection of the certain Hard Disk is "On"?

You may try this Solution

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When i try to open this program called Novelty it says "Failed to create Direct3D device"
and "No image handler for type 17 defined".
And then it opens a note and the one written says:
Novelty version: 0.8.9
Starting Scalari graphics engine
Fullscreen: No
Loading Direct3D
Detecting DirectX capabilities
Graphic adapter: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller
Driver: ialmrnt5.dll (
Display: 1280x800 [FMT=0x000017]
Hardware acceleration test [ADPFMT=0x000017, BBFMT=0x000017]: Success!
Depth stencil format: 0x00004B
Hardware vertex processing: No
Pure device: No
Presentation interval: 0x000001
Pow2 restriction: Yes
Backbuffer size: 2048x1024
Maximum backbuffer size: 2048x2048
Supports dynamic textures: No
Supports masks: Yes
[Error] Critical features not supported by the hardware
[Error] Failed to create Direct3D device

What should i do? Please Help.

Answer:Failed to create Direct3D device

It sounds like the onboard graphics is insufficient to run the application. You could try installing the latest graphics driver available but it might not help.

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I am trying to make a system image with a machine that is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit to DVD.

It lets me get to 3 or 4 disk and comes up with this.

Create System Image
The back up failed
There is not enough space on the disk

There is not much on the drive except Office 07 Ultimate, Nero, Photoshop 7, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash...Just your basic stuff really...Microsoft Security Essentials.

It says that 431GB of 465GB on a Western Digital Black drive. There is maybe 1GB of data. So I am not really understanding why 34GB is being used.

AMD 64x2 3800 Dual Core, 500gb WD Black, 4gb Kingston Value Ram, LiteOn DVD/CD RW, 450watt Corsair power supply, Mitsumi floppy drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Create system image...Back up failed.

There are a lot of reports historically of difficulty imaging to DVD or restoring from DVD.

The consensus seems to be to avoid it if at all possible and use an external or internal hard drive.

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I get this message every time I try to connect to Virgin Mobile Broadband. Modem worked well for 1st 2 months. Toshiba Satellite with windows 7 Home Premium. I have uninstalled all a/v & firewall software, as well as early everything installed since new. Virgin help line no help. Modem works ok on another system.

Answer:Failed to create a phone-book entry

I notice it's a Huawei modem so have a look HERE for a possible solution - it's for XP so you may have to look in a slightly different location for the folder described."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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cannot fix the issue 'failed to create the Java virtual machine' while installing the ibm websphere manager for the first time.
I have added a new variable in the Windows 'variable name to JAVAOPTIONS and the Variable value to Xmx512M. ' in the windows environment variables; but it still giving the same error when I try to install the 'ibm install manager'.
Need your help!

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every time i try to run a program that uses direct 3d, or any 3d for that matter, it crashes out or errors out. i ran DXDiag, and all tests check out, except direct3d, i get the fallowing messages:

Direct3D 7 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x887602eb (error code)
Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8007000e (Out of memory)
Direct3D 9 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8007000e (Out of memory)

its a Geforce4 4400 128mb, it just all the sudden started mid a game, then i couldnt boot the game back up. please, ,someone help me out here.


Answer:[Resolved] Failed to create direct 3d device

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I'm trying to create a virtual smart card on my Windows 8.1 machine for a development purpose. I ran tpmvscmgr.exe like this:
tpmvscmgr.exe create /name testvsc /pin prompt /puk prompt /adminkey random /generate

But I'm getting this error:
"Failed to create the Virtual Smart Card component. (0x80090030) The device that is required by this cryptographic provider is not ready for use."
Any idea why?
Thanks in advance!

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When trying to access a link on edge it redirects me to internet explorer however I get this error ( fAILED TO CREATE fILE) ( I cant attach the screenshot until account is verified)  every time and it freezes the browser. Can you guys please
assist, some of my clients might have this problem as well.
Note Environment:
Windows 10
Surface Pro 4, i5, 8G Ram, 64bit

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After installation ATA Gateway can't connect to ATA Center - Error message in Microsoft.Tri.Gateway.Updater-Errors.log
2017-09-25 12:01:15.3603 1372 6   61b2fa68-0aa1-4769-a920-b8ac585f1cfd Error [WebClient+<InvokeAsync>d__8`1] System.Net.Http.HttpRequestException: PostAsync failed [requestTypeName=UpdateGatewayServiceStatusRequest] ---> System.Net.Http.HttpRequestException:
An error occurred while sending the request. ---> System.Net.WebException: The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.
   at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.EndGetRequestStream(IAsyncResult asyncResult, TransportContext& context)
   at System.Net.Http.HttpClientHandler.GetRequestStreamCallback(IAsyncResult ar)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Common.Communication.WebClient.PostAsync[](?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Common.Communication.WebClient.InvokeAsync[](?)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Common.Communication.WebClient.InvokeAsync[](?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Common.Communication.WebClient.InvokeAsync[](?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Gateway.Updater.Communication.GatewayServiceStatusUpdaterProxy.UpdateGatewayServiceStatusAsync(?)
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I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT. Now I was trying to run a trial version of Badaboomit (video converter) on my pc and it came up with an error and made an error log. In the log, it said: "GPU 0: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
FATAL:ERROR: failed to create D3D device (0x8876086C)
GeForce 8600 GT GPU selected
Num Multi Proc : 4
Clock rate : 1188000

I thought maybe it was a problem with drivers so I downloaded the latest and installed it: No Cookie.

Then I proceeded to uninstall the drivers, and clean it using an "driver sweeper". I installed the new drivers again... still, No Cookie.

Before writing off the application, I decided to check some other things...

Nvidia Sterioscopic 3D setup wizard:
Error: Failed to create D3D Device.

PhysX_Screen_Saver (from NVidia site):
Error: Unable to create device
Error: Unable to setup 3D device

So as you can see, there is a pattern here.

Badaboomit is a video converter that uses CUDA to do all its processing on the GPU. I really wan't it to work and as you can see, the problem is not limited to Badaboomit only.

My PC:
Windows 7 - OS,
3GB - RAM,
Intel P4 HT 3.2GHz - CPU
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT - GFX Card

Please help me to fix this problem. Thankyou.

Dipun Mistry

Answer:Solved: failed to create D3D device (0x8876086C)

guess what...

about 6 months ago, I stopped working with DirectX... Uni finished .

I forgot that I had directx runtime and debugging tools and the tool was set to use a debug version of directx. I told it to use the retail version and vioalla! everything works!

Hope this helps some unsuspecting graphic developer... I feel like an idiot now.

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Can any one help me ?

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