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How do I move " press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on " in login screen

Question: How do I move " press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on " in login screen

hi,

i want to move the press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on to little above or down below so that i can view my background image nicely.
"currently it is located in the center" i want the writing to be on top or down
thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: How do I move " press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on " in login screen

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Answer: How do I move " press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on " in login screen

im having a dell pc. and i dont think it will have any settings in the bios related to what i want.

attached 2 pictures, one is the original and the other one is the way i want

thank you

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I have an IBM thinkpad (a friend of mine) that I'm trying to see what's wrong with it.  Whenever you start it up, it runs through the diagnostic tests and eventually provides the message listed in my subject.  I attempted to press f12 during one of the reboots since i saw something on here from someone else that had luck but didn't really see anything i felt comfortable about changing.  After i exited, it began rebooting and displayed the error "No operating system found".  I then turned the power off and began receiving the same message as i originally got "a disk read error occurred".  Before i received the computer, my friend was told the hard drive was shot and there was no hope in retrieving any files.  Is this true?  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,Frank

Answer:"A disk read error occurred" "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Quote from: Katman_09 on October 29, 2010, 05:04:19 PM...Before i received the computer, my friend was told the hard drive was shot and there was no hope in retrieving any files.  Is this true?....Your description seems to indicate this is true.

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

The only way to fix this is to use startup repair from the Windows XP CD.

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

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Hello,

I need help with this Diskette issue please. "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure"
I've had this problem a few times in a couple of years and I have been able to fix the error by pressing F2 and going to the SETUP. And I've done this with no issues. But this time I thought I fixed it but now I get this new error: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". After I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it takes me back to the same error massage "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Need help please. This is a Dell Desktop, Windows XP.
Thank you.

Sue
 

Answer:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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Hello,I have an issue on a Windows XP Professional laptop, where intermittently, when it is started up from being completely shut down, it starts loading Windows, displays the Windows logo, etc. and then displays the blue background. You can move the mouse around - but the Ctrl Alt Del login prompt doesn't appear.No key combinations I've tried work - it's just stuck there. Usually if I hold the power button down for 10 seconds, it will shut down and when I start it back up again it works normally. I would say it's one out of five times it does this.I have up to date corporate Kaspersky Antivirus, I've run registry cleaners (PC tools Registry Mechanic, CCleaner) I run a lot on my system, but keep it fairly well maintained.It's a Dell Latitude D820, Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz, 4GB RAM, etc. - and it's running XP Pro, and is part of a Windows server domain.It has me stumped. I've done a fair bit of online research - but haven't found any solutions.Any intelligent help would be appreciated!

Answer:Windows XP Pro "stalls" just before Ctrl Alt Del login screen - sometimes

Have you tried using the ctrl+alt+del sequence?

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My computer has recently started giving me an error message that says "A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart." during startup.

The first time this came up I took it into the repair shop the morning after. They turned the computer on, it started normally, and after keeping it overnight they returned it to me saying that they could find nothing wrong with it.

It worked normally for about 2 days after that and then when I was using it the system suddenly became unresponsive. I was forced to turn it off via the button on the front of my tower, and when I turned it back on the disk read error message came back up.
The next morning when I turned it on it was fine.

This process of it becoming unresponsive, giving me the error, and being fine by the next morning continued for a couple of days until now when it only shows me the error.

Help?

System Specs
Model: Gateway E4300 6-Bay Desktop
OS: Windows XP Professional SP3
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz (2CPUs)
Memory: 3GB RAM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT
Drives: C:/,D:/(backup),E:/(external)
 

Answer:"A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart."

Do you have backups? First thing I would suspect is the hard drive is dying, or at the very least, some important boot sector info is going bad. Try a utility boot disk of any variety like Parted Magic Live CD or make a UBCD4Win CD if you have access to a windows XP disc or image, or use a Linux LiveCD, to see if you can get access to the contents of the drive if need be. Or alternately, pull the drive and attach it as a secondary data drive to another system and see if its readable.

Based on the results of your attempts at access, further advice can be given as to what to do about the drive if that indeed turns out to be the problem.
 

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I'm lost. Honestly. I thought that there was nothing I couldn't do with the internet at hand, but this has completely stumped me. So, yeah...that's the message I get when I boot up. I've practically disassembled my PC to see what's up...visually speaking nothing looks wrong, it's all clean, everything's plugged into the right place, so that shouldn't be the problem. I can't access safe mode, it just won't let me, nor can I reinstall XP (it says "system is analysing your hardware" and then the screen goes blank and nothing happens). I've done diagnostics five times and apparently nothing's wrong. I don't care what happens to my files, there's nothing on there which I'm desperate to save, I just don't want to have wasted all of my money. Any help? I'm sure I can give hardware information if necessary.
 

Answer:"A Disc Read Error has Occurred. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to Restart"

You may have to Format your hrd drive and clear off the old installation of windows first.

You cant get to the area of installation that would allow you to do that. See if you can download from the hard drive manufacturer, who-ever that may be, thier hard disc maintenance tools. Such as Seatools for Seagate, or MaxBlast for Maxtor. Creating a bootable disc of which ever one youneed to use you should be able to partition and refomat the hard drive as these will boot with out attempting to boot from your hard drive. Also you can run a HDD test from the same disc telling you if you have a gone bad hard drive.
 

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Hi,

I tried to install windows 7 on my computer and it caused an error and would not load. So i tried to install a fresh copy of windows XP SP3. When the computer performed it's normal reboot during the installation the computer hangs during the BIOS and gives the following error message "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart".

Any suggestions on how to fix this.

Answer:"A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"

It sounds like the HDD is failing. Restart with a Windows disc again and do a Full Format, not a Quick Format. The full format will identify any bad sectors and mark them as such and not copy data to them. If there are too many bad sectors, then it will not format. You will need to buy a new HDD.

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"A disk read error occurred, press ctrl+alt+del to restart"That's the message I get every time I try to turn on my computer. Or, at least it's the one that happens every time I turn it on after it's been off for a while (ie. in the morning). It seems the only thing I can do is to restart it until Windows loads, which it always does eventually. It can take a couple of tries, or it can take 8. I just don't understand what it is. I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, as well as put in a new hard-drive, (Samsung SpinPoint F2 EG SATA2 1.5TB). The error has occurred ever since. On three separate occasions I've thought I might have fixed it, since after all three the next time it loaded on the first try (though that might just be because the next time I booted my computer was on the same day, after I had rebooted my computer to fix the very problem).The first time I figured it might just be a physical configuration issue. I unplugged my DVD drive and my old ATA hard-drive (which is completely empty at this point anyway), and rechecked the cables on my new 1.5TB and my old 500GB SATA (where my Windows 7 partition is). I've since plugged both of those back in. The second time I did some googling, and it seemed it might have to do with the BIOS. Now, I've never updated the BIOS in the two and a half years since I got a new mainboard (partly because I don't have a floppy drive anymore). I used MSI's in-windows BIOS flash s... Read more

Answer:"A disk read error occurred, press ctrl+alt+del to restart"

I think if you had a configuration error, it would be more consistent.Since your problem only occurs on startup when the computer has been cold and powered down for a while, it sounds more like a thermal issue.For example, a hairline crack on the motherboard might make contact after the MB has warmed up and the traces have expanded a little to bridge the gap.Similarly, such erratic behavior can come from poorly seated or dirty edge connectors on the memory or card edge connectors on expansion cards. Also from cable jacks not properly seated, or cables separating from their plugs.So sometimes you can get things running with some cleaning and reseating things.Others may have other ideas for you, but this gives you something to do while you wait...

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Hi,

I have an ASUS A8V-VM SE Socket 939 Micro ATX Motherboard - UDMA133, SATA. My os is Windows XP Pro x64.

I installed a NORCO-4618 PCI-X / PCI eSATA / SATA II / SATA I Controller Card (RAID 0/1/5/10/JBOD).

It's working fine but in order for the controller card to work, I needed to install SoftRAID5. Because of this, when I boot up, a window appears for about 15 to 20 seconds which waits for me to set up a RAID Array. It says "Press Ctrl+S or F4 to enter RAID Utility." I don't want to set up a RAID Array. I went into it anyway to see if I could turn it off but the only option was to set up a RAID Array.

I also went into CMOS and BIOS to see if I could turn this off so that I wouldn't have to wait 15 to 20 seconds for the window to pass but I couldn't find anything that resembled what I was looking for. I might just not be seeing it. Does anyone have any ideas?
 

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Dell Dimension E520. This is obviously a hardware problem as this error comes up as soon as the POST hands off to the hard disk.

On a cold boot, I get "Disk Read Error, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart your computer". Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del restarts the system and it always starts up and runs without incident after this point. Performance and everytng else is plenty acceptable and error free.

I have run Seatools on the Seagate hard disk and it passes all tests.

What is causing this error?

How can it be prevented?
 

Answer:"Disk Read Error, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart your computer"

The E5xx series has had numerous BIOS updates to fix things. Go here( http://support.dell.com/support/top...t_central?~ck=ln&c=us&cs=04&l=en&lnki=0&s=bsd ) type in your service tag number and add it to your favorites. In Downloads, see if there is a newer BIOS.
 

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Hello,
well the title pretty much says it all.
I had been getting BSODs always, but I knew how to 'control' them (since I newly installed 7, I just had to start my PC, and once Windows ran and I could login, I restarted it.. and everything worked fine.. no BSOD). However, this time, I just felt like giving it a try the first time (login in without the restart), and well, I shouldn't have.

I got a BSOD, which by then I thought was normal, but then when the PC restarted, at the black controllers-screen I get the message "A disk read error occurred - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

This I couldn't avoid: if I restarted I got to the very same screen and so on; I've searched for help in other places (some mention changing the slave/master functions of the hard drive and so on.., but none work), so I come to you.

Please, I urgently need your help. Thank you in advance.
Chris

Answer:"A disk read error occurred - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Your hard drive has failed. Replace it.
Disk read error refers to the "hard disk".

Sorry.

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Its me again........
I had my second laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

My problem occurs when I try to downgarde [clean installation] to Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit (using CD / DVD installation). This is what I do: -

1. Select "Custom (Advanced)"
2. Select "Particion 2 (Primary)"
3. Then it erorr at "expanding the Windows files". (I forget what the erorr) & told me to restart.

Then, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart error appear.

Then what I do after that is, try to install the with my other version of Windows, the Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (this one using USB for Installation), I repeat the same way as above, and really surprised me everything went smoothly, no error.

If is the DVD ( Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit ) is main problem, but it when okay on my dad & bro pc & I just bought it 3 months ago.

This problem is not a new problem for me, but already this already thousands times this problem occurs when I try to make a "clean installation" on my first & second pc.

Plus, both are still consider a new laptop [1st laptop - 2009 & 2nd laptop 2011 ]

If you want to say that my DVD Player is the problem,it very strange to me because I've tried to install other programs like Avira and everything went smoothly except for a Windows installation DVD.

Usually , the installation went good on USB but always problem with DVD , although the DVD is a new one.....

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Answer:"Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" error and Clean installation Erorr

What do the drives look like when you try to start the install? I always prefer to have blank hard drives, and then use diskpart to partition the drive the way I want before letting Window's installer to continue.

On an unrelated note, what programs do you have that aren't compatible?

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After my Gateway LT280u loads the F2 and F12 screen a black screen Follows saying:
"A Disk Read Error Occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"
I have tried and tried again to get it to start.
Will take any advice to try to fix Computer problem
(It seems F8 doesn't work when pressed either)

Answer:"A Disk Read Error Occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Have a look at Option 2 in this tutorial, which explains how to run a disk check from a command prompt.

Disk Check

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I have a problem that I was wondering whether anyone could help me with. : D

Here's the deal, I am a semi noob when it comes to computing in this sense and this is my situation:

My computer became seriously screwed yesterday and so I restarted it a couple of times by holding the power button - this then did something bad to fundamental parts of the computer. On boot up, my computer would hang at the POST screen just before detecting drives.

I read on the internet to unplug the CMOS battery and replace it. That worked, and the computer now recognizes that I have two 160GB HITACHI Deskstar Sata 2 hard drives, the computer also recognizes that they are in raid 0 configuration.

But when it comes down to booting from these HDDs it gives me the "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart." error. It just tries to boot from CD, then if there are no CDs it tries the Hard disks and I get this error.

I also cannot boot from the XP install CD, it just says "Press any key to boot CD" and when I do it just gives me the disk read error again.

I have absolutely nothing on this computer so I don't have any data to lose, I can do whatever this end so even the most drastic things don't matter.


Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have to offer. : )



My system config is:
Motherboard : ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI
CPU : AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Dual Core
Graphics : Gainward Bliss 8800gtx
RAM : 2GB Corsair something or... Read more

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This has been happening more often frequently, but if I restart enough my computer ends up working fine. This can't be good for my system and I can't afford to lose this.

What can I do to fix this? It seems as if it's only happening when I shut down then boot the computer up, not restart. If anyone can give me any tips on how to fix this or further maintain the health of my hard drive, please let me know.
 

Answer:"A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"

I'd say your HD is failing or you have a damaged file system
 

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Ok, a while ago, my PC worked fine until one day I booted and it was extremely slow loading all startup programs. Eventually it froze up completely and I was forced to restart. Every time I rebooted it would restart itself whilst the loading screen for windows came up, or get through to the login screen but have mouse disabled, OR actually select my login but only ever load my desktop picture after hours and nothing more.

I tried to use my windows disk but to no avail. There was a file error. Anyway somehow through the cmd I got it to check the disks etc and it worked fine after a blue screen which checked files in 3 steps (I forget how I got this).

Then once again after a couple of weeks I am on my computer when it suddenly lags badly, grinds to a halt and everything freezes. I am shortly after forced to restart it. This time however just before the windows loading screen bit it says

"A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

Now once again I cannot run the windows disk due to the same error, (I will get the name if necessary.) Furthermore beforehand I was able to boot in safe mode (i.e press F8, select the boot device, then press F8 some more and then get the list of CMD, last known config, safe mode etc etc), whereas now, I get the error prior to this. As far as I can tell, all I can do is play with the BIOS on the computer, which I know a bit about but not enough to know a blatant error. Needless to say I have tried resetting to... Read more

Answer:"A disk read error occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Sounds like your Hard Drive might have died. Try making a Hard Drive diagnostic Boot Disc for your brand of HDD and try that. http://www.techsupportforum.com/f234...es-302602.html

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I have a home built machine with an Gigabyte Mother board, 4 GB of RAM, Pentium D 3.4 GHz proc, Zalman 650 watt power supply running Winoidws 7 32 bit with all the latest updates, however, BIOS is unconfirmed. OS drive is a 650 GB SATA with plenty of space (at least 400 GB free) and the CD/DVD Rom is IDE.

My GPU card needed cleaning, so I removed it by disconnecting the Mobo power cable, the GPU powe cable (to the card) and the ATX 12v cable (this was necessary to remove the GPU card).

After cleaning and replacing the card, and assuring all the connectors were securly fastened, I received the above error.

Windows will occassionally get past the start up logo and the screen will go black with only the mouse present (slow start up?) OR the drive light will just be lit solid with the occasional access flicker.

What I have tried:
Ran the OS System Recovery Utility from the Boot disc. Took a while, said it fixed somethings, but still get above error.
Reverted Mobo BIOS settings to default.
Tried to run CMD.exe in the syetm recover tools in the Win 7 boot disc for dskchk and run "FIXMBR" or "FIXBOOT", but since I know nothing about DOS, couldn't figure out how to get it to check my SATA drive or past X:\services.
Tired booting without external HDs and CD's in USB or Rom drives.
I have been planning on wiping my drive anyway to get 64 bit Win 7 on the machine, but would like one more boot from my C:\ for a quick back up (luckily I back up every othe... Read more

Answer:"A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart."

Using another system - one that that one cannot touch (no offense), download Killdisk and use ImgBurn to burn the CD-R or DVD-R ISO (or other - I always use -R).

Then boot your system up with KillDisk and you'll see the menu - 1 of the options (apologies, don't recall which off hand) will allow you to view partitions to see what's on them.

If you can boot from that, then use non-MS OS (Linux ?) to copy files out. I am unfamiliar with Linux and procedures, but I will be glad to request help if you can view the drive with KillDisk and find files you wish to try & save.

That was some "bickering thread", BTW - I guess some need HUGE fonts like that either to emphasize their point (like some YELLING) - or maybe they lost their glasses!

One thing I can tell you - the error message that you are receiving is IMHO purely related to the DVD/CD drive - CTRL-ALT-DELETE will not re-boot the hard drive. It is from the days of DOS and floppy drives. You are probably receiving that message b/c the system cannot find what it needs on the hard drive to boot - i.e., it is not recognizing it a MS Windows installation. It also could be the media - the DVD/ CD.

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

For info - KillDisk WILL NOT automatically start deleting files when you boot with it - you'll see the menu.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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When I searched this, Google came up with zero results. I have no idea what "EBIPO" is, and neither does the internet, apparently.

Two days ago, I was in the process of verifying Windows 7 (because I got the "windows 7 is not genuine" message) and then when I restarted as I was asked, that message came up and I haven't been able to get into the computer since.

I have tried booting directly from a Windows 7 disk, and the computer skips past it and returns to the message. I've tried putting a recovery .iso on a flashdrive and booting from that, and still, nothing. It will not boot from anything whatsoever, no matter what I put first, disable, enable, etc in the setup thing.

I have no idea what to do at this point, because I can't get into the computer for the life of me, and I can't lose the files I have on there. Not again. This computer was a gift from my grandparents, and not even three months later, I've somehow effed it up.

Please, if you could offer any advice or solutions to this, it'd be greatly appreciated. If there's any buttons I can press to manually start from the CD or flashdrive, that'd be helpful, too, considering it refuses to follow the boot sequence I've set up (CD/DVD > USB Flashdrive > Internal HDD... I previously only had CD/DVD on, and then I switched it to USB Flashdrive, and later Internal HDD, and neither one works).

Dell Latitude D530
Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I can't tell you any more than that, I'm sorry.

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Answer:"EBIPOS is compressed, press ctrl+alt+del to restart" - Startup Error

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Vyce


When I searched this, Google came up with zero results. I have no idea what "EBIPO" is, and neither does the internet, apparently.

Two days ago, I was in the process of verifying Windows 7 (because I got the "windows 7 is not genuine" message) and then when I restarted as I was asked, that message came up and I haven't been able to get into the computer since.

I have tried booting directly from a Windows 7 disk, and the computer skips past it and returns to the message. I've tried putting a recovery .iso on a flashdrive and booting from that, and still, nothing. It will not boot from anything whatsoever, no matter what I put first, disable, enable, etc in the setup thing.

I have no idea what to do at this point, because I can't get into the computer for the life of me, and I can't lose the files I have on there. Not again. This computer was a gift from my grandparents, and not even three months later, I've somehow effed it up.

Please, if you could offer any advice or solutions to this, it'd be greatly appreciated. If there's any buttons I can press to manually start from the CD or flashdrive, that'd be helpful, too, considering it refuses to follow the boot sequence I've set up (CD/DVD > USB Flashdrive > Internal HDD... I previously only had CD/DVD on, and then I switched it to USB Flashdrive, and later Internal HDD, and neither one works).

Dell Latitude D530
Win... Read more

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When I using "Ctrl+C" and "Ctrl+V" to copy, paste sth in notepad, the file folder and notepad will crash. The task bar will disappear and recovery in several seconds. But it works fine after I reboot the computer. Does anyone know the reason? Thanks.

Answer:Notepad and File Folder crash when I press "Ctrl".

nobody met this?

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upon starting my computer,the screen says "wgmiu is compressed, press ctrl, alt., delete" acreen blinks and then goes right back to wgmiu is compressed, wont go any farther...any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:"wgmiu is compressed, press ctrl, alt., delete" message

  
Quote: Originally Posted by h2ounderground


upon starting my computer,the screen says "wgmiu is compressed, press ctrl, alt., delete" acreen blinks and then goes right back to wgmiu is compressed, wont go any farther...any ideas? Thanks.


Hi h2ounderground , welcome to the forums , i have a feeling you;ve been infected with a virus i did a search for "wgmiu" and the only legible result was the post you made on Microsoft answers , i will have to pass this one over to the security experts of the forum

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This is kinda long and I've fixed it, but could use your input.

So after waking up, my parents informed me that the computer was shutting down randomly. I turned it on and "a disk error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart " appeared. It's a Sata hard drive so I checked the cables to make sure they were plugged in correctly and they were, and then I tried connecting it to another computer with that computers cables and that didn't work either.

My parents not wanting to buy one online, decided to just go to bestbuy and buy one there, since we already had the Windows 7 Disk at home. I formatted it, partitioned it, and installed Windows 7 Home Premium on it and everything worked. I decided to connect the Hard drive that didn't work while the computer was still on, and it immediately started downloading the drivers it needed and up popped all the hard drive. I'm going to start transferring all the important things like music,videos and games, and after, all I can see are the following 3 things;

after getting all the data we want off it, should I reinstall windows to see if my other computer will recognize it (Even though it couldn't before), format it and just use it as extra data (though since it already couldn't boot up, the ability to keep data on it may fail in a couple of days/weeks) or just put it away and not use it at all.

What would you guys reccomend I do?

Answer:Hard Drive, "a disk error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart "

First get the data you need off it.

Then go to the mfr and get their HD testing utility and run it.

If it were me I wouldnt trust it. I have been burned before.

You certainly could use it for storage of, say one set of backups, for the chances of losing your OS HD, and that backup at the same time are nil.

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Hi everybody,

I have a problem and was wondering if any of you experts would be able to help me please?

I'm using Outlook 2007 at work and each day when I log in I have two problems:

1. "Press CTRL+ENTER to send messages" under tools\options\email options\advanced email options is unchecked (even though I've checked it myself the day before)

and

2. When I click on calendar, somebody elses calendar opens and the check to show 'My Calendar' has been removed.

These aren't deal breakers but they annoy me every day!!

Can anybody help me please? :cry
Thanks,
Anna
 

Answer:"Press CTRL+ENTER to send messages" unchecks every day on Outlook 2007

are you linked to a network server at work
 

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I have a problem that I was wondering whether anyone could help me with. : D

Here's the deal, I am a semi noob when it comes to computing in this sense and this is my situation:

My computer became seriously screwed yesterday and so I restarted it a couple of times by holding the power button - this then did something bad to fundamental parts of the computer. On boot up, my computer would hang at the POST screen just before detecting drives.

I read on the internet to unplug the CMOS battery and replace it. That worked, and the computer now recognizes that I have two 160GB HITACHI Deskstar Sata 2 hard drives, the computer also recognizes that they are in raid 0 configuration.

But when it comes down to booting from these HDDs it gives me the "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart." error. It just tries to boot from CD, then if there are no CDs it tries the Hard disks and I get this error.

I also cannot boot from the XP install CD, it just says "Press any key to boot CD" and when I do it just gives me the disk read error again.

I have absolutely nothing on this computer so I don't have any data to lose, I can do whatever this end so even the most drastic things don't matter.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have to offer. : )

My system config is:
Motherboard : ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI
CPU : AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Dual Core
Graphics : Gainward Bliss 8800gtx
RAM : 2GB Corsair something or other.
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Hello
I have a Toshiba windows Xp professional 2001 Laptop

Before I got this error my computer was doing a shut down update. I forgot to plug the charger before I left to work and the screen said "please do not unplug or shut off computer" so I'm guessing my computer died before it could finish updating. I went home turned it on and got "a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart" restarted it and just keeps looping to that screen.

Spent hours searching the internet for a solution and nothing. So the only answer I could think of is factory reset it. Is there another way? Will it work? Please help

Thanks in advance

Answer:Will Factory Reset Fix "a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart"

If you have a Windows XP CD you can boot off of the that and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter this will try to repair any problems.
If you don't have an XP CD, you can download the ISO image for the Recovery Console: DOWNLOAD: Windows Recovery Console Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD in the troubled computer, and follow the above instructions.

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Here are my specs:
Compaq Presario
Model: SR5550F
Processor: AMD Athlon? 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+ (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 3.00 GB
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
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Hello. My problem is when I boot up my computer all I get is this "NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". I can still get into bios, but that's it. I've desided to order the recovery discs for my computer to do a full system recovery, hoping that will fix it.

My question is though, will the discs fix this "NTLDR is missing" thing, or will I have to fix it some other way??

Really appreciate any help you can give me.

Answer:"NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Did this computer ever work properly?

If so, is there any event that may have caused the problem?

From MS, the problem can be fixed with a Vista DVD. Did you install the OS, yourself or was it pre installed?
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...1-6f41693cace6

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I've been getting this problem lately when I turn on my computer. When I press the Ctrl+Alt+Del combination, the computer does restart but sometimes it still gives me the same screen again, so I need some luck to get past it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It's extremely bothersome.

This is how the screen looks like:

Why am I getting this problem now and how can I fix it?

Answer:"BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Hello Synnchan,

This may be able to help.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

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I am having this exact same issue on my Lenovo E520. In the Advanced User Accounts - the box to check to "require users to press ctrl-alt-del" is greyed out. In the Local Security Policy I have disabled the Interactive Login. With these changes made the computer will require the Ctrl-Alt-Del during the first reboot but will revert to the factory settings upon subsequential reboots. I believe it is caused by the fingerprint scanner software or drivers but the uninstall option is not available in the Delete Programs utility. Also I am leary on removing these as I don't want to cause conflicts with the other Lenovo factory installed software. Any suggestions?

Answer:"require users to press ctrl-alt-del" is greyed out

Hello Langrabes, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Using OPTION TWO or OPTION THREE in the tutorial below may be able to enable this option again for you so that it's not longer grayed out afterwards.

Secure Logon - Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to log on

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I recently built a new PC, however I'm having a problem installing Windows XP onto my SATA drive. It works perfectly if I use an IDE, but this is what happens with SATA:
-Goes to the setup screen and puts on the necessary files.
-Asks me to format.
-Starts the 15 second restart timer, then restarts.
-I change the boot order to HDD first.
-It tells me "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" when it's supposed to continue with the installation.

I've tried the drivers that came with the motherboard and no-go. I've also tried with no drivers and it still gives me this error. One time, I believe it said something about "Boot", but it flashed on the screen too fast and restarted to see what it said.

EDIT: If I made a direct copy from an IDE drive onto this SATA one, is there a chance that might help? If there's a driver issue, it would have all the drivers needed on the Hard-Drive wouldn't it?

Motherboard: Asus A8N-VM CSM
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700 1MB L2 Cache
Case + Power: Antec Sonata II 450w PSU
RAM: Crucial Rendition 1GB PC3200 x 2
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 300GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATAII
GPU: Radeon 9600 XT AGP
 

Answer:Solved: SATA installation in XP = "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart"

Fixed it simply by making a clone of my IDE drive on my SATA drive :-].
 

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Wow,

So I did some work on this machine not too long ago. It had basically lost one hard drive in a raid 0 setup during a power surge, and this poor fellow lost all his data. I tried to talk him into upgrading to a third drive for future situations like this, but now not even two weeks later, when he boots, we get to a screen that says

a disk read error occurred
press ctrl alt del to restart

A browse through these wonderful forums is telling me that his hard drive, or at least the partition on 1 of the drives is toast, which would be disastrous at this point. So I am truly hoping for another solution. Yes the machine is running Raid 0. When I boot the machine I get to the intel boot agent screen with the option to enter the setup menu (this is not the bios, just a boot agent something or other where you can tell the machine to boot according to the bios ect) Following that, the screen goes blank, the super micro graphic screen comes up just briefly and then bam, this good old message appears, so there does not even appear to be a way to get into the bios.

I am desreate for advice... If I must resinstall windows, then so be it, but we are talking thousands of dollars worth of data, that would be lost. Please please help!
 

Answer:Raid 0, Boot prob, "A disk read error occurred" press ctrl alt del to restart

Try hitting del continuously when booting to see if you can get into the bios, then see what drives in the raid array are recognized.
 

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I have a Dell machine here with the system recovery stored on the hard disk? You access it by pressing Ctrl+F11 when the blue Dell band appears across the top of the screen just after POST.

Let's say I install Acronis TrueImage and Acronis Secure Zone (press F11 for Acronis Recovery). Think that will destroy access to Dell's "Press Ctrl+F11" for system recovery?
 

Answer:Acronis TrueImage Secure Zone backup destroy Dell's "Press Ctrl+F11" system recovery?

IMHO, you are better served bt depending on one recovery program or another.

I have Acronis TI instaled on my machine and use it exclusively. XP's System Restore is disabled and I have no othet backup/recovery programs actrive. Just my way of doing it and so far so good. I'm sure others will have differing opinoins.

Raybro
 

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Hi to All,

I have an friends HP ProBook 4510s running Windows XP Professional that will not show the Desktop after logging in to Windows.

This maybe a virus of some sort ???

Normally if it is, it is usually an "Explorer.exe" problem that can normally be resolved by by pressing "Ctrl Alt Del" to bring up the "Task Manager" then running a new task like "Explorer.exe" or "Regedit" that eventually enables me to resolve the problem.

In this particular case, when I press "Ctrl Alt Del" it just brings up another version of the Windows Login Screen, not the Task Manager.

I have also tried to boot "ERD Commander" off a CD but it gives me the "Blue Screen of Death".

Error Number: *** STOP: )0000007B (0xF789E640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).

I have also tried to put the Windows Installation CD in the Drive but get the same sort of problem.

FYI, I also had HP replace the DVD drive after this problem appeared as it was not working at all.

Any help to help me slove this puzzle would be much appreciated.

Thanks for your time

Regards

Luka123

Answer:Blank Desktop after Login, "Ctrl Alt Del" does not bring up Task Manager

Hi to all,
well... I managed to find out what this problem was...

In the 1st instance, I gave the Laptop to HP and they told me the DVD error was caused by an incorrect setting in the Bios, but they didn't tell me what setting they changed ... but at least that resolved the hardware error.

As for the Blank Screen virus.....

After the DVD drive problem was solved I was able to backup the PST and other critical Office files to a Western Digital USB Passport Drive by using "ERD Commander"....What a great program this is...It has saved me on many occasions -:)

Then I :

1. Reformatted C: Drive and Re-Installed Windows from a set of Recovery Disks
3. Re-Installed Office
3. Updated Windows
4. Re-Installed the previously saved backup files from the WD Passport Drive to C:\

I determined this strain of the "Blank Screen" Virus could not be repaired. I haven't come across a fix for this yet. As previously mentioned for previous versions of this virus pressing "Ctrl-Alt-Del" on startup usually brings up the Task Manager allowing a way into the file system...but this particular strain of the virus disables "Ctrl-Alt-Del" making life very difficult.

Anyway, at least part of the puzzle has been solved.

Regards

Luka123

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I would like to change the wording on the Windows 7 logon page from "Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to unlock this computer" to "Press CTRL+ALT+INSERT to unlock this computer". My company uses a lot of VMware View desktops and it's tedious to continually inform users of the keystrokes. I have searched through the forums here and cannot find the file that I need to configure. I have downloaded Resource Hacker and love it but I just need the file name. Can anyone point me in the right direction or let me know if this is even possible?

Thanks

Answer:Change "CTRL+ALT+DELETE" wording to "CTRL+ALT+INSERT"

You could do what we do here at work. We turn it off. It doesn't actually protect anything these days, just an annoyance.

Secure Logon - Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to log on

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My currently using WD 80gb SATA HDD... I buy near half year d...
My pc recently always occur the error when booting...
"Disk read error, press ctrl+alt+del to restart"
is it my HDD problem? or...

plz help... ty^^
 

Answer:Boot error "Disk read error, press ctrl+alt+del"

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I have a brand new computer at work with Windows 7 Enterprise.  My old computer which I still have up and running is also W7 Enterprise.  Whenever I wake up my old computer from sleep or reboot, the first screen it comes to is the login for my domain username and password.  On the new computer, the first screen is "press CTRL+ALT+DELTE to log on".  I do so, and it takes me to the login screen.  Why the difference?  It was suggested to me by a coworker that it is a security feature, but the screen tells me exactly how to get to the logon screen, so how is that a security benefit?  The new pc's were already setup before they were given to us.  I have not been able to find the switch to control it in system properties or account properties.

Answer:New Work Computer makes me press Ctrl+Alt+Del Before Login Screen

It is a security feature and it will probably be put in place by your system administrator across all machines on the network.The idea is that a program could be built to run full screen on the PC and look exactly like the login box so you think that you are logging in but instead it steals your credentials.  Making you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete helps prevent this as if you were to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete at anything other than the login screen (i.e. this fake login screen program) it would cause Task Manager to appear.In the end you'll get used to it very quickly, my PC at work does it and I pretty much press Ctrl+Alt+Delete without even thinking, often before I've even fully sat down!

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I tried to rename computer and now there's two entries in log in screen. That new one is set as default and wouldn't accept any password but original (normal) one does. Long in is set on auto but still have to chose between those 2 when starting/restarting.
I can't find that new one anywhere to disable/delete it. Not in Users or any other place for handling accounts.
How to get rid of or where to find it ?

Answer:Reanamed "Computer", now 2 of "Me" at login screen.

Not knowing if this is what happened in your case, but what you describe occasionally happens when Windows is set up to sign in automatically to a user account and then computer name is changed.

The reason is that a full username as long as Windows is concerned is different than username from user's point of view; Mike in your case or Kari in mine are usernames for most we do and need to use a username for but actually they are just user profile names. For Windows the username is ComputerName\UserProfileName.

On laptop I am writing this for instance my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari, even when I am in fact using a Microsoft account. Three different things: my Windows sign-in user account is a Microsoft account [email protected], my user profile name is Kari, my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari.

Long story short, that other you which does not accept your password is doing so because it is user OldComputerName\Mike. That computer name is no longer valid making the username invalid.

I've seen the duplicate using old computer name as part of full username going away when Windows after computer name change is then set to sign in automatically with a local admin account. Restart and remove automatic sign in and see if it works.

Kari

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Hi - I have a thinkpad x61t. When it's in the docking station, whenever I press "shift" "alt" or "ctrl" a little pop up window tells me that key is being pressed. The laptop does not do this when it's out of the docking station. I've looked all over the control panel in vista and can't find any setting.

Any ideas how to switch it off? Driving me nuts! Thanks.
 

Answer:"shift", "alt", "ctrl" appear onscreen when pressed (see pic)

You mentioned that you have looked in the Control Panel so this may be something you tried already:

Control Panel - Ease of Access Center - Make the keyboard eaiser use - uncheck 'Turn on sticky keys'.
 

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Could you copy/paste the code you have using code tags please.

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Answer:Game crashing right after "Press [Enter] to Play" Screen

Could you copy/paste the code you have using code tags please.
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I start my computer and get "No operating system found. Press Ctrl Alt Deleteto restart" I think I set my C partition so it doesn't boot on it and boots on the Z partition which has nothing in it. Or unallocated space.



I think when i was trying to create a new partition in Windows 8 setup it screwed it up..... Because that was the last thing i did before i turned it off and got the message......

Answer:I start my computer and get "No operating system found. Press Ctrl....

This is out of context without the previous information in your thread at Dynamic Disk conversion help (HxD hex editer shows 01C2 is a 0??) - Windows 7 Forums.]

You last reported there that after recoversion to Basic, Win8 was trying to boot on another letter. I gave you the fix for that just now.

Has this latest failure happened ever since you reconverted to Basic disk, or just since trying to create a Win8 partition? How did you attempt this exactly? Did you then proceed to install Win8 to the partition as you should to have it auto-configure a Dual Boot? If not do that now.

Please post a camera snap of the Partition Wizard CD drive map with listings so that it isn't the size of a postage stamp.

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I'm trying to reformat the hard drive on our 2nd computer, and I have properly changed (and saved) the BIOS settings for Boot priority to "CD/DVD". In fact, I disabled all other choices for 2nd and 3rd priorities, etc. All the tech support/instruction articles I've found tell me I've succeeded here if I get the line "Press any key to boot from CD", which I have. However, when I press a key, in a moment it starts Windows up just like always, instead of giving me the blue screen.

The CD seems fine. I checked it from within windows, and the computer reads it correctly, and when I click on Setup, it brings up the menu of installation options, just like I want it to from the blue screen. Its just that I can't get to that point after the "Press any key..." part in the boot process.

What am I missing here?

Thanks!

Darren
 

Answer:"Press any key to boot from CD" then still goes to Windows instead of blue screen..??

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my pc is acting up, it has been working fine for over a year now. i have an asus a8n5x mb amd x2 4200+ an ATI x1900xtx 3 GB RAM and a Raptor hard drive. when i went to turn on my computer a couple days ago i turned it on and it is like frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work . its like the keys i hit dont have any effect.

please help asap
pwnage_07 thanks
 

Answer:Computer frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work

do you have a USB keyboard or a PS/2 one?
 

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Windows XP SP3
WMP 11

When I open a media folder & select Play All on the Explorer left pane I get the "Copy to" selection window and then the "Move to" window. When I cancel these the files load into WMP 11.

Anyway to get rid of the "Copy to" & "Move to" commands, so that it just loads the media files in WMP 11?
 

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If you press ctrl+alt+del you have options like "lock this computer", "log off", "show task manager" etc in the middle of the screen.
I would like to have the option "restart", too. i know, that i can get this option at this screen at the power-button but in our systems i have to disable the power-button to prevent that someone presses shut down. restart shoul be still available so i need a way to enable it in the described way.

i don?t want to have "restart" at any other way cause windows is completely closed for our users. they can only use the startet programs in full screen mode. they have no permissions to use the start-button or to see the desktop. only ctrl+alt+del is available to log out. therefore i need this "extraordinary" solution.

anyone has a hint?

the system is windows 7 prof 64bit.

Answer:How can i enable "Restart" in the ctrl+alt+del screen?

Hi PiTu, does it work?
Click on the triangle, the option is there.

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This strange thing happens at times. I need to move some files within the same drive and when I drag the files/folder to another location (on the same drive) the move function sometimes turns into a copy action. I've checked to make sure that it is all within the same drive so that isn't the problem. I've also looked to see if the file is being used at the time, or if there are any files within the folder being used and I never see anything.

I've noticed that there are a lot of thumbs.db files being created that I never noticed before and was wondering if this could have anything to do with it, b/c after I do a move (that turns into a copy) and go to delete the source location, the thumbs.db file is often denied the delete action. Could the action of the OS accessing the thumbs.db file cause the whole folder to be locked for the move making it instead copy the folder instead?

After the move/copy and I try to delete everything & the thumb.db file is denied, I have to wait a few minutes and maybe after accessing a few other files, am granted permission to delete it. Is this standard or is there a way to fix this.
 

Answer:Why does a folder "move" turn into a "copy" some times? Windows OS's

I've always wondered this myself, why moving things sometimes turns into copy/paste.
 

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Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum. I am running Windows XP SP2 Home Edition.

Background. I was running Windows IE 7.2 beta no problems.
I decided to upgrade to Windows IE 7.3 beta the system would not. I removed 7.2 before trying to install 7.3 beta. I dropped back to IE 6 thinking it would run correctly, but I was wrong.

When I try to move a file using the "Copy to" or "Move to" window, the window frame displays, but there is nothing in it except at the top "Select the place you want to move "x" file, and then at the bottom of the window, "to view any sub folders click plus sign," Move, New Folder. The entire file system is missing where I could select a file to move to, example:
C:\ and all the sub folders are not displayed so I cannot select one. The system still works, but all the files are sent to C:\SW3\F2 which is most likely the last folder I accessed before this whole failure to install mess started.

Is there any way to restore the file system so I can select where I want to send my files when I copy and move without dragging them with two open windows?

Thanks. I have more questions, but this is enough to start with.

I appreciate the help. I really screwed this thing up. I am currently running IE6 with expanded stuff left over from the botched install attempt from IE 7.3 beta.

5Turbo5
 

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Do you or anyone else willing to help me, know which registry key I would have to manually delete in order to remove the "Move To" and "Copy To" options from my context-menu?

Please help me solve the problems with my registry. I'm using Windows XP Pro (64-bit Edition). The problems started when I tried opening windows by clicking on folders & files, which are listed on my Start Menu:

Whenever I double-click (or right-click on any folders listed on my Start Menu, and then select "Open" or "Explore") to open files listed on the menu, the "Move To" & "Copy To" windows pop-up.

The "Move To" & "Copy To" windows won't go away, unless I click on "OK" or "Cancel". And now that I have the lastest stable-release of WinRAR installed on my XP, the "Move To" and "Copy To" options aren't listed on my context-menu, anymore. However, I can't open any of the folders I want to access via my Start Menu because my registry is still setup to make the "Move To" and "Copy To" windows appear. And now when I click on "OK" or "Cancel" on each of those windows: none of the folders I wanted to open appear.

The previous owner of my PC configured the registry to make the start-menu & context-menu include the "Move To" & "Copy To" options. So whenever I click on an option in the start m... Read more

Answer:Why do the "Move To" & "Copy To" windows appear when I click on Start Menu?

Sorry, I have no idea how to fix your particular issue. But, the way to avoid this kind of problem is to immediately format the disk and install the operating system fresh when taking possession of a previously owned computer.
 

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I had blue screen error ( kernal data in page) whic i try sorted by running chkdsk n memory device test and result was both HDD and RAM are fine and has no errors and faults. after few days i am now receiving this error right after dell bios loaded " error disk reading press alt ctrl del to restart" but on restarting it doesnot respond back. what to do ? I am using inspiron dell core i3 with windows 8.1. please help
 

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Hi:

I installed Win7 32 and Win7 64 on partitions "C" and "D" respectively. I have deleted Win32 and have unallocated space. I want to know if there is a way to move the "D" partition to the unallocated space and still have it bootable.

Answer:How to move "D" partition" to "C" partiion slot

When you boot into Win64, you should see it designated as "C" -- as that is the default drive letter for the Windows native OS partition.

The bigger problem is that, if the boot loader was in the old "C" partition, it's gone now, and unless you have either a Win7 install DVD, or you made a Win7 Repair CD, you will not be able to boot Win7.

If you can't get into Win7, you can purchase a Win7 Repair CD image from the following link and make a bootable CD from it: Windows 7 Recovery Disk and Repair Disc Download

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Hi,I turned my notebook (Acer) and get this message : ntldr is missing press any key to restartThen, I change the boot order to boot from CD and insert Window XP installation disk.  I still get the same message.Does it mean the hard disk crashed including CD/DVD ROM or other related problem?Appreicate anyone could help me on this issue.Thanks.notebook_user

Answer:"ntldr is mssing", "press any key to restart"

Can you be sure you saved the new bios setting before exiting?

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I really am trying to clear these lists the "Move to" and "Copy to" in the file explorer, but cannot figure it out have been looking different places .  Please help, as most of the folders in those lists dont exist anymore..

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Files can?t be moved when they?re in use by the operating system or an application. If a file is constantly in use, you can schedule Windows Vista to move the file during startup using the MoveFile tool, which you can download for free.
Use MoveFile exactly like you would use the Move command. For example: movefile file.txt test\file.txt
The file will not be moved immediately. However, the next time the computer is restarted, Windows will move the file. If you want to delete a file that is constantly in use (a common requirement for removing malicious software), provide "" as the destination. For example: movefile file2.txt ""
The same download that includes MoveFile includes the PendMoves command, which displays moves and deletions that have been scheduled. You can simply run the command without parameters, as the following example demonstrates: pendmoves
From the Microsoft Press book Windows Vista Resource Kit, Second Edition.

Answer:Use "MoveFile" and "PendMoves" to Move or Delete a File That is Always in Use

Hmmm ... interesting !!!

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Hello, nice peoples that provide so many fixes to make Windows suck less.

I've been looking for hours, but the terms are so general I can't find anything. When I open up Windows Explorer, the "Computer", my profile folder, and the Recycle Bin all appear under "Desktop". Which makes finding things a pain in the butt.

Is there any way to set those items as their own icons, outside of Desktop, and remove them from under Desktop? Basically, I want to see this:

-Computer
└C:\
└Folder
└Folder
└...
└D:\

-Desktop
└Folder
└...

-senselocke
└Downloads
└Favorites
└...

-Recycle Bin


I know you guys have found a ton of tweaks for Windows 7, but this one has bugged me for a while now. Has anyone found a way to get something sort of like that?

Answer:Move "Computer" and "[username]" out from under Desktop in Explorer?

Hello Senselocke,

You could use the tutorial below to add the User Folder (ex: senselocke) as a separate group in the navigation pane.User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
You could use the tutorial below to add the Recycle Bin as a separate group in the navigation pane.Recycle Bin - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
You might also see if unchecking the Show all folders option in the navigation pane may help get you closer.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Today I tried to burn a disk of mp3 files as I've done many times before. When I tried to copy the files from the C drive to the D (CD/DVD drive), Windows Explorer only would allow "Move," not "Copy". I tried to copy with CTRL+Right Click and that didn't work either - when I hover over the icon for the D drive it says "Move."

I was able to copy and burn a disk (in CD format) with Windows Media Player, and the CD drive works fine for playback. Also, when I plug in an external hard drive Windows Explorer allows copy of files to the external hard drive.

It's only when I try to copy files to the CD drive that I encounter this problem.

No other recent changes have been made to the computer.

Any idea, and thanks very much!

Answer:Windows Explorer only allows "Move", not "Copy" to CD/DVD drive

try selecting the files--then right click and select 'SEND TO' CD/DVD--it shouldn't be possible to 'copy' to a blank CD/DVD as it will be unformatted.

'send to' the choose burn

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I want to have my folders such as My Documents, Downloads, etc stored on a separate data partition to the OS, like many people do.  When you go to the properties of the (original) folder and click on the Location tab, what is the difference between
using the Move button and the Find Target button?  Is one recommended to achieve this over the other?
I haven't seemed to find the answer after some time searching, and didn't want to do anything irreversible.
Thanks.

Answer:"Move" Username/folders or "Find Target..."

Matt
 
It’s perfectly safe to use ‘Move’ to move the Documents folder to a different location. Navigate to the folder, then right-click it > Properties
> Location Tab > Move, select a Destination and follow the prompts. The location can be restored by choosing Restore Default.

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Hello everyone,

First of all, I will divide my statement by sections so it would be easier to read.

Section 1: The problem - description of it.
Section 2: How I manage the problem.
Section 3: Things and methods that I have tried - all unsuccessfully.
Section 4: My own findings to help with further analysis.

So here we go

Section 1

Whenever I start windows it will boot normally up until Windows logo screen(where 4 balls meet to form windows 7 logo) at this logo screen I can already notice slow pace as it stays in it for a good minute. Afterwards it will be just black screen for a minute. Then mouse cursor will appear(with faster sensitivity than my usual) and it will transform into a loading wheel cursor after another minute. And now it reached state in which it can stay for hours. Only black screen and loading mouse wheel(note that it is always spinning and I can always move it, it is not frozen).

Section 2

So the only way for me to login is to leave it be for at least about 5 hours and it will start itself. Usually I do this overnight and in the morning it is already at the desktop and works like nothing ever happened. I can do whatever then, everything will work perfectly fine. Crysys 3 works fine, YouTube works fine - no trace of any problem. So while I can always just Hibernate and sleep my PC, I need to restart it sometimes.

EDIT: Now after those 5 hours or more, it will simply display ordinary mouse pointer on a black screen and act as if I am in login screen. F... Read more

Answer:Black screen with "loading cursor" and no login screen on Boot.

It sounds like something is trying to load and run in the background.
Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pifDisable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray

Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment. You can post both logs as attachments.

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My Windows login and logout sounds have stopped working. I went to the control panal and checked in the "sounds" and the login sound worked when I tested it there plus I checked the sound mixer and all sliders are active and pulled up. What could be the problem? All other sounds are working?

RBG
 

Answer:Windows "Login" and "Logout" sound stopped working

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

line 211 left hand side

211. Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds

hope it helps

joan
 

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After a clean install of Windows 7 and installing both current NVidia (GeForce 7800GS AGP) drivers and monitor driver (ACER W223X) I was able to get Windows & to run in my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) but no matter what resolution I run in I get some weird effects. When in the 'Login Screen' I get short black lines scattered about the screen and the controls are all corrupted. Once logged in and on the desktop the graphics are all good with no issues at all. That is until I try to do something that requires Windows to toss me the "User Account Control" dialog.
The dialog is corrupted (see attached) except for the "No" button which is obviously the default and therefore has focus. As I move the mouse over the "Yes" button it gains focus and it becomes clear and visible. The background, although dimmed, displays just fine. If I drag the dialog around the screen, the "No" button leaves copies of itself like mousetracks. When I click yes or no and the dialog closes, the display goes back to normal. This occured both during Windows installation and after it was completed. I just assumed that once the updated drivers were installed it would go away. NOT!
I am guessing Windows is changing the display resolution when dimming the screen or in the login screen. ?? I have exhausted myself trying Vista drivers, XP drivers, Windows default drivers... I have tried about 10 different versions and still no change. Suggestions. Is this an... Read more

Answer:Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?

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I have a domain joined Surface Pro 2 running 8.1 Pro.
The following GPO settings are in place:

* Assign a default domain for logon


* Do not display last logged on user


* Disable logging in with Microsoft accounts - uses the following registry setting - MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\NoConnectedUser - Value = 3

The end goal is for the machine to boot to the login screen that just displays empty user name and password fields
The problem at the moment is that instead of doing that, the client boots to a screen where the only option is to click on "Other user". Only then does the login screen I want, where they enter their username and password in full, actually appear.
These Surface Pro 2's are to be used by small children, and have the "Other User" screen appear is confusing for them, as well as being very annoying for me. It's completely unnecessary.
I've searched all over the 'net looking for an easy way to get the client to boot straight to the standard domain joined log in screen, but every time it just boots to this "Other User" screen that has to be clicked on in order to get the correct
login screen to come up.
Is there any way I can get this to boot straight to the login screen I want? 

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Is there any way to load the "Screen Saver Settings" dialog/ control panel at boot-up/ login in a similar fashion to applications?

If not, then would I need to write a software program of some type via OS-specific commands (I presume) for opening this dialog to be executed at boot-up/ login e.g., VB, C, or C++?

Thanks for your replies! :-)

Answer:Load "Screen Saver Settings" Dialog at Boot-up/ Login?

[Invalid script - for other completely separate topic - removed]

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Total novice here: I am hoping someone can give me some guidance. My brother-in-law was my computer man and he passed away recently. I may have just messed everything up and I have no one to help. My notebook, an Acer E1 series running Windows 10 without issue until today, slapped me with a black screen with a cursor and nothing else. (This happened while trying to close out of pretty heavy video game for the first time.) Restarting, the Acer logo came up, but then it went back to the black screen with cursor. Control+alt+delete did nothing. Sticky keys did nothing. I tried all diagnostics in the start screens. Automatic repair did nothing. I searched around and read that I could try running chkdsk and that brought up a lot of bad clusters. After that, I moved past the black screen to the login screen. Now, instead of having my username, it simply said Other User and had a blank login screen with "Sign in to: MYCOMPUTERNAME" below it. When I tried to log in using my username, I get stuck in a reboot loop. I could open in safe mode, but nothing else. I did a system refresh. Nothing changed. I mean, my programs are all gone, but outside of safe mode, it's still acting the same. I get to the login screen, OTHER USER, enter my username and password, hit enter, computer reboots. I just discovered if I don't enter my username, it eventually reboots anyway. Rinse. Repeat. Safe mode still works. Does anyone have any idea if I can do anything to fix it? I am moving... Read more

Answer:Restart Loop and "Other User" On Login Screen After System Refresh

When the"Other User" login comes up have you tried just hitting Enter instead of your User info ? ?

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Hi All,

Whenever someone in my family walks away from using the computer with Windows Vista, after the Screen Saver, I'm always taken to a screen that allows only the last user to log back in, but when someone else wants to log in, they need to hit the "Switch User" button to choose a different name.

My question is... Can I have the computer just go back to showing all the users' names (so I don't have to click the "Switch User" button to login as me). I would like this to work, just as XP did... so if the last person who used the computer has to log back in, s/he would just have to click their name again...just like XP did.

Thanks so much!
CG
 

Answer:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen, after ScreenSaver to login as another in Vista?

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Hi there,

My problem started occurring shortly after i started to use a friend's projector with my computer.

My Current Config.

Dual Os Linux Mint 13 (grub version 1.99) / Win 7 x64
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 5200+ 2.71GHz
2GB Ram
Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS 256MB
LG FLATRON Wide 19"

Now, I am able to boot into Linux and Windows7 SAFE MODE without a problem, however when i try to boot into Win7 NORMAL MODE my monitor works up until i get to the login screen (i hear the login screen sound) but then hits me with "Analog Power Saving Mode" and switches off (blue light on monitor turns orange). At this point i am still able to type in my password (blindly) and log in to windows (i know this thanks to the login sound) but cannot do anything to revive my monitor.

As this problem doesn't occur when using the projector (SANYO Pro-X) i am led to believe that there is an issue with the projector affecting the resolution / refresh rate settings and those washing over to the monitor.
Note that i am only able to connect one device (monitor or projector) at a time.

If anyone has any familiarity with this issue or knows of a solution please let me (and the TF general public) know.

Thanks in advance! =)

Drakulos

Answer:Win 7 "Analog Power Saving Mode" at Login Screen

it sounds like your screen settings are wrong and its trying to send an output to the projector. Can you take a screen shot of your screen settings when the projector is plugged in and post it here for review?

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Hi All,

Whenever someone in my family walks away from using the computer with Windows Vista, after the Screen Saver, I'm always taken to a screen that allows only the last user to log back in, but when someone else wants to log in, they need to hit the "Switch User" button to go back to the regular login screen.

My question is... Can I have the computer just go back to showing all the user's names (so I don't have to click the "Switch User" button to login as me). I would like this to work, just as XP did... so if the last person who used the computer has to log back in, s/he would just have to click their name again...just like XP did.

Thanks so much!
CG

Answer:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen to login as another in Vista?

Is this after the screen goes to a screensaver, or just anytime you switch users?

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I'm sorry is this has been posted about before, but I did look for it. Well, basically I signed in to MSN Messenger into my sister's username (Windows computer) and now next to her name it comes up with "190 unread messages." (mostly junk mail) and she asked me to get rid of it. I can't think of a quicker way than deleting them one by one. I wondered if anyone knew how to get rid of it. Thanks.
 

Answer:how do you get rid of "# unread mail messages." on user/login screen?

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I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.

Answer:Error message "We are unable to connect right now" on login screen

GuyInDogSuit said:

I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.



Hi, I am having the same error message when setting up auto login. So did you managed to resolve this issue? Anyone here with any advise? Thanks ...

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I have an extra account showing on my login screen called "Please logon and initialize your device". I don't know how it got there and when I click on it a smaller message under this account name says 'Press ESC for the Welcome Screen. However it actually just returns to the main logon screen. Also it does not show up on the Manage User Accounts screen so I can't remove it that way. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this account (error).

The problem is solved. It turns out that my laptop has a fingerprint scanner and it needs to be activated when more than one user accounts exist.It allows a user to login in by fingerprint scan. Way cool!
 

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Hi, I have a Compaq CQ50-108CA Laptop, running Windows 7 RC 1. Just earlier today this problem started where after I put in my password it kept saying "Welcome" and then it stayed like that for hours and then I just did a hard shutdown and then I went to safe mode to remove the password. So safe mode works but regular mode doesn't. Password or no password. I also have Vista on the HD and that is working with no problems. What can I do to fix this. Thank you very much.

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I followed the instructions given here exactly but no luck. Has anyone successfully removed this thing?

Answer:Remove "locked" message on Windows login screen

OK it works now I had to reboot..logging out and back in wasn't enough

Thanks Jerry!

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On my aunts computer (yes again) ive signed in on messenger. Somehow (IDK?!) it became the main email and everytime when you have to select an account to login to you can see how many unread emails there are. How can you remove this? HELP!!!

Answer:How to remove "10 unread messages" from windows xp login screen

sign out of your net passport

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I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.

Answer:Error message "We are unable to connect right now" on login screen

Originally Posted by GuyInDogSuit


I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.



Hi, I am having the same error message when setting up auto login. So did you managed to resolve this issue? Anyone here with any advise? Thanks ...

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Hi! I've been getting the above issue where the Windows Login screen displays the string "1 unread mail message" when I click on Log Off Administrator and select Switch User to temporarily log myself out of the system when I'm about to take a break. It appears right above the "...programs running" string and beneath the user name (in this case, Administrator), and I want to know how to get rid of it. It started after I installed Windows Live Messenger. I can't recall what exactly I did to make it appear, but I did uninstall the program, yet the issue remains. Any suggestions on how to deal with it?
 

Answer:"...unread mail message" on Windows Login screen.

Give this a read: How to Turn off xp login screen unread mail count
 

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I have a machine with Vista Ultimate x64 on it (more specs at the end). It is joined to a Windows SBS 2003 domain.

When I log in to either my domain account or the local administrator account, I get "Welcome," then "Preparing your desktop," then a blank blue screen with just mouse cursor.

Ctrl-Shift-Esc does not invoke task manager. Win-R does not bring up the Run dialog. Ctrl-Alt-Delete provides security screen, but Task Manager can't be invoked there.

I can boot into safe-mode or safe-mode with networking and successfully log into both accounts. (WTF?)

Things I've tried:
* Done Vista startup repair. It claims there is no problem (and it's sorta right - I *can* startup a normal windows startup, I just can't properly log in)
* Logged in with safe mode and done chkdsk /f on all relevant volumes
* Done sfc /scannow - nothing interesting
* Changing HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell to "Explorer.exe" (it used to b cmd.exe /k start cmd.exe)
* Deleted the HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices key and allowed it to be regenerated. No effect.
* Removing the machine from the domain, and adding it back
* Using net user Administrator /active:yes to activate the machine\Administrator account. I can log in (to a normal windows startup) on that account and get a desktop. But...then what.

No ghosting, drive letter shenanigans, etc. have been carried out.

Running out of ideas. Thanks in advance for any advice.

-Bryan

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Answer:Vista Ult x64: on domain login "Preparing desktop," blank blue screen

***** UPDATE *****
I booted to safe-mode with networking and logged in with my domain account. I ran msconfig and disabled UAC there. Then restarted.
After that I was able to log in to my domain account from a normal windows startup.

BUT:

Things are very askew.

* If I try to do Properties on Computer, no properties appear
* Start > Control Panels is empty
* The Event Log service is not running, and when I try to start it, I get Access Denied.
* Same with the ISA Firewall Client. (not running, access denied trying to start)
* Windows defender wants to get new definitions but gets 0x8024402c trying.
* Internet access doesn't seem to work (dns errors), even though ipconfig looks ok and DNS service is running
* My Antivirus software is running (Computer Associates eTrust) and does not seem to be upset
* Mamutu anti-Malware is running and doesn't seem to be upset about anything

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This has been frustrating me for the past few hours. I tend to run a minecraft server on my 3 year old toshiba laptop. Now this problem I have encountered a few times before and was resolved by using system restore. However this time there are no restore points. What happened was i turned moved the laptop from my couch to my room and turned it on. It attempted to run startup fix or whatever it is called which i thought was odd but i let it continue. It kept going and i fell asleep. I woke in the morning to find my laptop off (someone else may have shut it off, I'm not sure) and when i attempted to turn it on it took me to the regular screen, booted normally but then hung with nothing but a mouse on black. I restarted a few times to have the same problem. Now it tends to go to the wolcom screen but hangs on the little blue vista loading wheel beside the word "Welcome" Safe mode doesnt work (Lists all the processes its starting then freezes and restarts, leaving it to T, the startup fix doesn't work, I've tried using regedit to fix it, tried to open task manager, tried to run with nothing put the charger plugged in and several other things. I can sometimes get it to go to just a movable cursor on a black screen but i still cant open task manager. I dont have the vista disk but i can wipe it without losing my os (Dont really want to do this as i will lose everything.) The last program i installed was rainmeter but i was able to start the computer several times with it ... Read more

Answer:Windows vista hangs on "welcome" login screen screen

Also it seems to become stuck on the screen with the green loading bar with "(c) Microsoft" below.

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Hi I want to ask if it is possible to edit maybe the authui.dll or the explorer.exe to remove the "locked" message that appears above the password box whenever I lock my computer.
I have already managed to remove the user picture, the "enter" button and the watermark by fiddeling with both those files, but the "locked" mesage is damn near impossible to get rid of :P

EDIT: My endgame is to have a totaly clear login screen, except for the password box in the middle

Answer:Help with removing the "Locked" message at login screen

If it's just the word that you want removed I'm not 100% sure but I found it in the authui.dll.mui in the String folder in both C:\Windows\System32\en-US and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US folders, yours may be in a different folder then the en-US check your language folder.

Jerry

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This is XP pro and some how the text next to the shut down button got changed. Anyone know how I can fix that?

See the attached image to see what I mean.
 

Answer:Solved: On login screen "Turn off other stuff"

Welcome to TSG!

Right click My Computer, click Properties
Click the Computer Name tab.
Delete the text in the Computer Description: box, which has extra stuff in it right now.
 

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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Hey guys,

I tried booting up my PC which has Windows 8 installed and it was working fine until yesterday.

It has a "Enter Password" screen upon start-up and I think it's a virus because it only lets me enter 10 characters and even though, I do put in the correct password, it still says it's incorrect. The computer also shuts down after 3 unsuccessful attempts.

I have attached a picture of the screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:"Enter Password" black screen login

I found out the issue is a BIOS password. I'm looking into making a HirensBootCD to get rid of it. Any suggestions?

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system info: using windows XP service pack 2, MachSpeed MSNV-939 NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat....asp?EdpNo=2604788&body=MAIN#productresources, 1gig sticks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211014

Hello, and thanks for giving some time to try and help. Yesterday i installed 2 1 gig ram sticks (pc3200) to my existing 2 512mb sticks (pc2700), and everything worked without a hitch. I mention this because it was the only thing i can remember that changed on my computer, hardware/software wise, all day. Late that night i was playing call of duty 4, and my pc froze. Taking this as a sign that it was time to goto bed, i switched off my pc and did just that. Waking up this morning i switched on my pc everything was fine, it geos through the loading screen, then when its suppose to get to the welcome/login screen, nothing comes up, its just a pixelated mess (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8937/img0001ei0rb4.jpg it didn't always look exactly like this, as I've tried to fix the problem the screen looks different.) The mouse cursor appears, turns into an hourglass sometimes, and i can even move it around for a little, but then it totally freezes.

Thinking it was the ram, i took out the two new sticks, but the same thing still happens. The computer boots into safe mode/safe mode with networking just fine, and that what I'm actually using to type this.

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Answer:windows "messes up and freezes" at login screen

So i turned off automatic restart on errors. Then when i booted up windows and got to the "login screen" i let it sit till it froze and then i got a BSOD claiming nv4_disp hit an infinite loop. So then i uninstalled the display drivers, used Driver Sweeper, re-installed the drivers. Now when i get to the "login" screen the pixelation is different, and the computer doesn't freeze up or get the BSOD error. I still cant do anything once i get to that screen. I just move my mouse around till i get tired and restart. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.
 

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I have just purchased a new computer and it is running XP. It is a Dell Vostro 1500; nice machine. I allowed my sister to download the Windows Live Messanger onto it to use one day (no Sign-in Assistant, or anything extra, just the messanger), and now, under my name on the welcome screen, it has a message that says "9 Unread Messages" under it! Very annoying!

I uninstalled the Messanger, took it off the startup and still! It shows up before I log on to my computer! I want to disable this feature so that I don't have to look at it! It is not my email, and I don't need this anyway.

HELP!

Answer:Can't remove "Unread Messages" from login screen

Hi elendili7,

You can turn off the mail count. To do so, do the following:

Download this file to you desktop:

http://fragments.turtlemeat.com/img/...t-turn-off.reg

Double click on it to run it, and choose Yes when asked to merge with the registry.

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I would like to remove the "Other Credentials" button from the login screen for aesthetic reasons (I've already removed almost everything else). I run a .reg on startup to make sure that the password dialog is always open on the login screen and not the fingerprint reader dialog; since the fingerprint reader works even when the password dialog is open, there's no reason why I would ever switch to it. I use the fingerprint reader regularly to log on, so disabling it isn't an option.

Surely it must be somewhere in authui.dll, but I cannot determine what or where the "Other Credentials" button is encoded.

(Also helpful would be removing the username, "Locked" text when the computer is locked, and the momentary "Welcome" text after logging on)

Answer:Remove "Other Credentials" button from login screen

Could you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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Hi, being new here. I just discovered having this problem today. First thing this morning I went to my computer. When the login screen came up, I entered in my user and password. Then I saw the "Welcome". Which stayed there for about five minutes before I restarted the computer, which didn't fix my problem. I tried Safe Mode, which didn't make a difference. It didn't take as long, but then I saw the blue screen. It said something like "---- unexpectedly close." Then at the bottom there were memory dumps. I couldn't see what was there because the blue screen was there for five seconds, before the PC restarted itself.

It was working fine last night. Before my six year old sister was playing with the computer despite my attempts to make a password account and full parental controls.

I believe I did manage to log in to another account that's not the administrator, but when I when to modify the user accounts the whole motherboard crashed. Every program, even the desktop. I couldn't do Alt + Tab and the Ctrl +Alt + Delete.

Please help me fix this thing. I need it to do my classwork.

Answer:Windows Vista- I cannot get past the "welcome" login screen

Try waiting longer (30/60 minuits)... If it starts up after that your software messed up, backup ur school work and stuff like that and re-install windows.

If it doesn't I can't help you..

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When i turn on my computer, in the step when windows ask you for choose one User to login... the option "Other User" to introduce my domain user account and pass is not showing.

Also, the witch option is not showing after log in with another account, i have to use the sig out option, this is not a big problem, in fact i dont care, i just mention this because maybe have relation with the first problem.
I need the option Other User... Anyone knows how to fix this?
Windows 8.1
Im connected to the network and the domain is showing up

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I manage the Networks for several companies remotely and not all users are computer friendly enough to know both their username and password, only their Password. So, when doing maintenance and I log on to a PC as an administrator or other user I will often
get a call the next day that their "password is not working" because it is using the last logged on user, which this time is me.

Is it possible in any way to set either a default domain user, or set it to a most often logged on model instead of the current last user or the alternative of prompting for user name every time?

ijerry

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Hi!

My specs are:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945, 4x 3000 MHz
Mainboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX), Sc3+, AMD 760G Chipset
RAM: 8192 MB DDR3-RAM
HDD: 1000 GB, Seagate®/Western Digital®, SATA
GPU: AMD R9 380
PSU: COOLER MASTER G550M, 550 Watt, ATX 2.31

Monitor: AOC e2243Fws
OS: Win 10 64bit
My problem:
When I boot up my PC, it will do so normally until i get to the login screen. There the picture freezes and the monitor goes black, showing "no signal". The PC and fans run. Turning the monitor off an on or unplugging the hdmi cable and putting it in again won't help, so I have to shut down my PC by force.
When I start the PC again, everything works fine. Even if I shut down the PC and boot up again after 1 hour or so, there is mo problem. If I wait several hours or to the next day though, the same happens again. Normal boot, loading screen, freeze, no signal.
As GPU and PSU are new and the problem persists for several months, I started to think, if it could be my motherboard. I also thought of my RAM, but Memtest didn't show problems.
So, is it possible that my motherboard is the problem?
If yes, what can I do?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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After install a program called DigitalPersona which is used to login to Windows by fingerprint ID
it has created an extra user on the logon screen.

This user has no name and is not listed in the Local Users and Groups > Users

I have since uninstall the software, but the user still remains on my logon screen.

How to remove it?

IF anyone wants to test this software, to replicate the problem

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Click software - security
Digital Persona Fingerprint Reader Software

Answer:Remove "no name" user from login screen

Give this tutorial a try.
User Account - Delete

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Hi, I've been a happy user of my Windows 7 for about a year but about a week ago I started getting the problem of windows stucknig after loging in. Sometimes I restart the computer for 20 times and yet it doesn't work and most often the problem is temporary. I can use the Safe Mode, I've cleaned my startup list using RegCleaner, scanned the computer with CCleaner and Ad-aware and I've also done chdsk /f

Sadly, nothing seems to work for me.

Answer:Windows stuck at the "Welcome" screen after login

For the registry cleaning:Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
Hopefully the damage has not already been done by the registry cleaning. I realize you were trying to repair the system, but you may have made the problem worse. The first step I would recommend is to Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup. It sounds like you may have already cleaned up the startup items, but you probably did not disable all non-Microsoft services.
If you need further help after those steps, please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

Also, please fill in your system specs in your profile and not... Read more

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Hi,
I have one big problem. yesterday i was having problems with my laptop, Dell XPS 14z. It was going way slow. Dont know why. I did a complete restore to the date that i but it. Everything went fine. But instead of setup screen where i can create username, it shows login screen. where only "Other User" with a blank icon is. I cant login to it. I did the restore 3 times, but the problem is still there. Im stuck. I have read serveral threads on different forums, but they arent for any help because peoples screens it shows Other user and last user loged in. But in my case it only show Other user. please help...

Answer:problems login screen - "Other User"

Boot to the Advanced Options Boot menu by pressing F8 during startup.
Select Safe Mode, see if you can login there.

When you say I did a complete restore to the date that i but it do you mean you used the built in System Recovery to put it back to factory new state?

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Hi All,

Looking for some help, please!!

My son has a Dell Demension 2400, which up until recently has been pretty good! For the past month of so... the computer started running more slowly (it's about 4 yrs old)..then it starting freezing more and more! Last night he turned it on and got this message:

A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" error message.

Of course, Pressing CTRL ALT DEL brings you right back to this message? Can you please help us out with how to resolve this!

He runs Windows XP and is pretty good about doing the updates and he also uses Avast, Zone Alarm, CCleaner and Spybot!

We are hoping it's not a bad HardDrive??

Thanks so much for any help you can provide!!
 

Answer:A Disk Read Error Occured-Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" error message ~HELP!

Go to safe mode and run check disk. (keep tapping F8 from when you see the Dell logo as it boots)
Delete all temp files, temp internet files first.

It is likely that you hard drive is either nearly full and/or on its way out.

Let us know how you get on.
 

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