[Help & Support] Frequently Asked Problems (FAQ) with Solutions

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Before posting about your problem, we advise you to go through following FAQ list:

This topic contains solutions for some common and frequently asked computer problems. Just follow the instructions and it'll help you in troubleshooting your PC problem.

All questions covered in this topic:

1. Task Manager, Registry Editor or Tools -> Folder Options have been disabled by Administrator.
2. Search window opens when you double-click on drives or folders.
3. "Cannot find copy.exe" error message appears when you double-click on drives.
4. Folders open in a new window.
5. A sub-folder with the same name is created automatically under parent folder.
6. My Documents or My Computer window opens automatically at Windows startup.
7. "NTLDR missing" error message at system startup.
8. "Hal.dll is corrupt or missing" error message at system startup.
9. "Windows\System32\config\system file missing or corrupt" error message at system startup.
10. Not able to boot into Windows 2000, XP or Server 2003 after installing Windows 98.
11. Fix Windows XP boot loader related problems such as adding or removing OS entries.
12. ScanDisk automatically starts at Windows startup.
13. "CMOS checksum error. Defaults loaded" error message at system startup.
14. Cannot see message content in chat window of Yahoo! Messenger.
15. "Stand By" option is greyed out (disabled) in shutdown dialog box.
16. Windows login screen has changed to classic logon box.
17. A strange and suspicious process "ctfmon.exe" is running in background.
18. How to recover lost Mozilla Firefox web browser bookmarks?
19. How to fix corrupted icons and restore default icons in Windows?
20. How to make Desktop icons text background transparent?
21. How to get missing common tasks (left-side details pane) back in Windows XP Explorer?
22. "Copy To" or "Move To" dialog box opens when you right-click on Start button and select open option.
23. Cannot apply "Show hidden files and folders" option in "Tools -> Folder Options".
24. Accidentally deleted "mspaint.exe", "notepad.exe" or any other system file, how to get it back?
25. Thumbnails view is not working in Windows Explorer.
26. Search companion window opens blank in Windows XP Search.
27. "Windows Update cannot search for updates. Error code 0x80248015" error message in Windows Update.
28. How to reset, recover or change Administrator password in Windows?
29. How to reset, remove or bypass BIOS or CMOS password?
30. EXE files always open with Notepad or any other application.
31. How to fix annoying folder view type change problem in Windows?
32. How to fix bold, italic or blurry font problem in Windows?
33. Optical drives (CD/DVD) are not showing in Windows Explorer.
34. Suddenly the hibernate option disappeared in Windows Vista.
35. Task Manager is not showing titlebar and window borders.

Following are solutions to troubleshoot and fix all above mentioned PC problems:

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Q. 1. In my Windows Task Manager, Registry Editor or Tools -> Folder Options have been disabled. I'm getting warning message that "It has been disabled by Administrator". How can I enable it again?

Sol: Please visit following articles:

How to Fix "Task Manager has been Disabled by Your Administrator"?

How to Enable Tools -> Folder Options and Registry Editor in Windows

If any other Windows component like RUN, Desktop Properties, System Properties, etc has been disabled, then you can check following link:

Ultimate List of All Kinds of User Restrictions for Windows

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Q. 2. Whenever I double-click on any drive or folder in My Computer, a Search window opens.

Sol: Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to following keys one by one:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell

In right-side pane, delete the "Default" key. If it doesn't work then delete the key "find" under both above mentioned keys.

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Q. 3. Whenever I double-click on any drive in My Computer, "Open with" dialog box opens OR I get following error message:

Cannot find copy.exe. Make sure you have typed the name correctly and then try again.

Sol: Enable "Show hidden files" option in "Tools -> Folder Options" and then search for "Autorun.inf" file in all drives and if you get them in root of any drive (e.g. in C:\, D:\, etc), delete them.

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Q. 4. Whenever I double-click on any folder in My Computer, it opens in a new window even I have selected the option "Always open folders in same window" in "Tools -> Folder Options".

Sol: Download following zip file, extract it and then run .REG file:

Download Link

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Q. 5. Whenever I open a folder, another folder with the same name is created under it.

Sol: Your system is infected by a variant of Indonesian virus called Brontok/Rontokbro. It creates a sub-folder in a folder with same name. Please follow the instructions given in following topic:

[Virus Removal] Is Your Computer Infected with Virus, Spyware, Adware or Trojan?

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Q. 6. Whenever I start my computer, My Documents or My Computer window opens automatically at Windows startup.

Sol: Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

In right-side pane, change value of "Userinit" to:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

NOTE: If you have installed Windows in any other drive, then replace C:\ with correct drive label in above text string.

Now go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\Advanced

In right-side pane, change value of "PersistBrowsers" to 0

Now log off Windows and it should solve the problem.

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Q. 7. When I start my computer, I get error message:

NTLDR is missing

OR

Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR

Sol: Boot using Windows Setup CD and enter into "Recovery Console" by pressing "R". Now Log into Windows installation and enter Administrator password. Now run following commands at Command Prompt:

copy X:\i386\ntldr C:\
copy X:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\

Here "X" is your CD drive letter, change it according to your system.

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Q. 8. When I start my computer, I get error message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.

Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Sol: Boot using Windows Setup CD and enter into "Recovery Console" by pressing "R". Now Log into Windows installation and enter Administrator password. Now run following commands at Command Prompt:

Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini
Del C:\Boot.ini
BootCfg /Rebuild
Fixboot

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Q. 9. When I start my computer, I get error message:

"Windows\System32\config\system" file missing or corrupt.

Sol: Boot using Windows Setup CD and enter into "Recovery Console" by pressing "R". Now Log into Windows installation and enter Administrator password. Now run following commands at Command Prompt:

copy C:\Windows\Repair\system C:\Windows\System32\Config

If it doesn't work, then again boot into "Recovery Console" and run following commands:

fixmbr
bootcfg /scan
bootcfg /rebuild
fixboot

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Q. 10. I have Windows 2000, XP or Server 2003 installed in my system and yesterday I installed Windows 98 over it, after that I'm not able to boot into Windows 2000, XP or Server 2003. I'm not getting option to select the OS at startup.

Sol: Windows 98 has overwritten the boot loader. Boot using Windows Setup CD and enter into "Recovery Console" by pressing "R". Now Log into Windows installation and enter Administrator password. Now give following commands at Command Prompt:

fixmbr
bootcfg /scan
bootcfg /rebuild
fixboot

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Q. 11. When I start my system, I'm getting 2 entries for Windows XP in the boot loader. How can I remove the duplicate entry?

OR

How can I change the default OS in Windows boot loader?

OR

How can I change the OS entry labels in Windows boot loader?

OR

How can I change the boot loader time? Its set to 30 seconds and I want to change it.

Sol: There are several way. You can follow any of following:

A. Type "sysdm.cpl" in RUN dialog box and press <Enter>. Now go to "Advanced" tab and click on "Settings" button in "Startup & Recovery" section. Now click on "Edit" button and then you can edit the boot loader time, labels, etc.

B. Type "msconfig" in RUN dialog box and go to "Boot.ini" tab and then you can change the desired thing. If you want to remove the corrupt/non-working entries, then click on "Check all boot paths" button.

C. Enable "Show hidden files/folders" and disable "Hide protected system files" options in "Tools -> Folder Options". Now open C:\ drive and remove the READ-ONLY attribute of "BOOT.INI" file from its Properties. Now open this file and then you can make your desired changes.

For detailed information, you can visit following tutorial:

How to Add "Safe Mode" Option to Windows Boot Loader?

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Q. 12. Whenever I start my computer, ScanDisk starts automatically even I proper shut down the PC.

Sol: Please do as following:

A. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

In right-side pane, change the value of BootExecute to:

autocheck autochk *

B. If the above trick doesn't help then give following commands in Command Prompt:

chkntfs /x drive_letter

for example, if ScanDisk runs automatically for C: and D: drives, then give following commands one by one:

chkntfs /x C:
chkntfs /x D:

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Q. 13. When I start my computer, I get following error message:

CMOS checksum error, defaults loaded.

Sol: Open your computer cabinet and look for a small coin-sized battery attached in motherboard. Replace it with a new one.

For detailed information, check out point 1 in following tutorial:

How to Reset / Remove / Bypass Forgotten BIOS or CMOS Password?

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Q. 14. In Yahoo! Messenger, whenever I send a message or I receive a message, I can't see the content in chat window. The chat window is blank.

Sol: Please download Windows Script using following links:

If you are using Windows Vista or later, it already comes with Windows Script preinstalled. You just need to execute following command in RUN or Command Prompt:

regsvr32 vbscript.dll

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Q. 15. I reinstalled my Windows and now "Stand By" option is greyed out (disabled) in shutdown dialog box and I can't use it.

Sol: Install VGA driver or your graphics card driver using your motherboard CD and the option will be enabled. If you don't have the motherboard CD, you can go to the manufacturer website and download the required drivers.

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Q. 16. My Windows Login Screen has changed to "Classic Logon Box". I want the new Welcome Screen back.

Sol: Please visit following article:

Enable / Disable Welcome Screen, Log Off and Shut Down Dialog Box in Windows XP

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Q. 17. A strange process "ctfmon.exe" always runs in background and if I click on "End Process" button, it restarts automatically.

Sol: Please visit following article:

How to Remove Suspicious CTFMON.EXE Process Running in Background in Windows?

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Q. 18. I just noticed that all my Mozilla Firefox web browser Bookmarks have gone. The bookmarks list is empty. How can I get them back?

Sol: Type "%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles" in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now click on "xxxx.default" folder (where xxxx will be random numbers and characters). Now open "bookmarkbackups" folder and you'll get your bookmarks there. Now you can import them in Mozilla Firefox again.

Also check following tutorial:

Best Method to Backup Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks Without Using Any Extension

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Q. 19. My Windows is showing some wrong icons of files. How can I reset the corrupted icons and restore default icons?

Sol: You can use any of following methods:

Method A:

Download TweakUI from here and then click on "Repair Icons" in "Repair" section.

Method B:

Open My Computer and go to:

C:\Documents and Settings\User_Name\Local Settings\Application Data

Replace C:\ with your system drive and "user_Name" with your username.

There will be a HIDDEN file "iconcache.db", delete it and restart your system.

PS: In newer Windows versions, the file iconcache.db will be present in %userprofile%\AppData\local folder.

Method C:

You can also try to increase icon cache size using following method:

1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor. Now go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

2. In right-side pane, look for Max Cached Icons string. By default, its value is set to 500.

3. Double-click on the string and change its value to 2048

Actually the value of this String is set into KB. You can set its value anywhere between 100 to 8192 which means 100KB to 8MB.

4. Restart your computer and it should fix the problem.

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Q. 20. I'm using Windows XP and my Desktop icons are showing an ugly background rectangle behind their text labels. How can I make the text transparent again?

Sol: Type "sysdm.cpl" in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to "Advanced" tab, click on "Setting" button in "Performance" section and enable the option "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop".

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Q. 21. I'm using Windows XP and suddenly the Common tasks stopped showing in left-side pane of Windows Explorer.

Sol: Open "Tools -> Folder Options" and enable the option "Show Common Tasks in folders".

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Q. 22. Whenever I right-click on Start button and select "Open" option, a "Copy To" or "Move To" dialog box opens.

Sol: The solution given in following tutorial will fix this problem:

[Solution] "Play All" Option Opens "Copy Items" and "Move Items" Dialog Box

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Q. 23. I can't see Hidden files and folders in my computer. Even if I enable the option "Show hidden files and folders" in "Tools -> Folder Options", it automatically gets disabled.

Sol: Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden

Under this key, you'll see 2 more keys "NOHIDDEN" and "SHOWALL". Make sure that the values of "CheckedValue" and "DefaultValue" in right-side pane are "2" and "2" for "NOHIDDEN" and "1" and "2" for "SHOWALL" respectively. If its not so, then change them and you'll be able to enable/disable these options in "Folder Options".

You can also toggle Hide and unhide settings using registry by going to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\Advanced

In right-side pane, change value of "Hidden" to:

1 - To show hidden files
2 - To not show hidden files

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Q. 24. I accidentally deleted "mspaint.exe", "notepad.exe" or any other system file, how can I get it back?

Sol: You can use any of following methods:

A. Go to "C:\Windows\System32\DLLCache" folder and look for the file, if its there, copy it to "C:\Windows\System32\" folder.

B. Insert your Windows Setup CD and go to "I386" folder. Now you can extract desired DLL, EXE or any other file using built-in expand command or 7-Zip as mentioned in following tutorials:

How to Include Your Edited System Files in Windows Setup ISO?

How to Extract / Copy System Files from Windows Setup?

Now you can copy the file to "C:\Windows\System32" folder.

C. You can also use built-in SFC command to restore all default system files. Just run following command in Command Prompt:

sfc /SCANNOW

It'll automatically restore all missing or corrupted system files. You can check out method 4 here for details.

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Q. 25. Whenever I set "Thumbnails" view in Windows Explorer, the files are not shown as thumbnails.

Sol: Please visit following article:

[FIX] Windows Explorer Doesn't Show Thumbnail Previews in Windows Vista and 7

Windows XP users can also try following commands in RUN dialog box:

regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 thumbvw.dll
regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

Restart your computer and your problem will be solved.

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Q. 26. Whenever I open Windows Search in Windows XP, the Search companion window opens blank.

Sol 1: Open RUN dialog box and provide following commands one by one:

regsvr32 /i %windir%\srchasst\srchui.dll
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\jscript.dll

Restart your computer and your problem will be solved.

Sol 2: Type %systemroot%\inf command in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open a new window. Look for a file "Srchasst.inf". Right-click on it and select "Install" option.

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Q. 27. Whenever I try to install updates using Windows Update or try to update MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) or Windows Defender programs, I get following error message:

Windows Update cannot search for updates.
Error number: 0x80248015

Sol: Most of the times this problem occurs when the system date and time is not correct. So make sure the date/time and time zone is set correctly in your Windows.

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Q. 28. I have forgotten my Administrator account password in Windows. How can I reset, recover or change the password?

Sol: Please check following article:

How to Reset / Recover / Change Forgotten Administrator Password in Windows?

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Q. 29. I don't know the BIOS or CMOS password of my computer system. How to reset, remove or bypass BIOS or CMOS password?

Sol: Please check following article:

How to Reset / Remove / Bypass Forgotten BIOS or CMOS Password?

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Q. 30. In my computer suddenly all EXE files started opening with Notepad or any other program. Or when I try to open an EXE file, an "Open with" dialog box is shown to choose the program. How to fix this problem?

Sol: Please check following article:

[Solution] EXE Files Always Open with Notepad or Other Applications

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Q. 31. Whenever I copy a new file in a folder, Windows automatically changes folder view type. It doesn't remember my customized view type for any folder. How to fix this annoying folder view type problem in Windows?

Sol: Please check following article:

How to Fix Annoying Folder View Type Change Problem in Windows

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Q. 32. Fonts in window titlebar and other areas look bold and italic. Or the fonts on screen are blurry and very hard to read. How to fix bold, italic or blurry font problem in Windows?

Sol: Please check following articles:

[Fix] Bold and Italic Font Problem in Windows

[Fix] Bold, Blurry or Hard to Read Font Problem in Windows 8.1

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Q. 33. My optical drives such as CD/DVD drive are not showing in My Computer window. How to show them?

Sol: Please check following article:

[FIX] Optical Drives (CD/DVD) Icon Not Showing in My Computer Window

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Q. 34. The hibernate option in my Windows Vista is no longer available. How can I get it back?

Sol: Please check following article:

How to Re-enable Missing Hibernate Option in Windows Vista?

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Q. 35. In my Windows whenever I open Task Manager, it doesn't show window borders, titlebar and caption buttons. How to reset it to default settings?

Sol: Please check following article:

[Fix] No Border in Task Manager Window, How to Get Menubar and Titlebar Back?

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  • VG

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  • My Samsung laptop came with Win 8.0 and it's been okay except for one big problem. For a very long time Windows Updates download but fail to install and then revert, so I've never been able to upgrade to 8.1!

    Windows Update Troubleshooter could not fix the problem, so I'm wondering if there's another way for me to upgrade to Win 8.1, or for that matter, Win 10?

    I would really appreciate your advice/suggestions!

  • VG

    ^^ You should try following:

    http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-update-problems-using-automatic-reset-script/

  • Thanks, I'll try that this eve.

  • Which is the best antivirus for pc?

  • VG

    ^^ Check following:

    http://www.askvg.com/top-5-best-free-antivirus-and-anti-spyware-software-for-windows/

    If you want paid antivirus, then you can go for NOD32 or Kaspersky.

  • Can you please tell me any way by which i can change the boot screen in my windows 10 (Pro Education Edition) laptop ?

    P.S.- BIOS Mode is UEFI

  • while using web browser unwanted sites are opened continuosly. have any solution??

  • VG

    ^^ Post your HijackThis log file content in following topic:

    http://www.askvg.com/is-your-system-infected-with-a-virus-spyware-adware-trojan/

    @Shikhar
    You can make some changes in boot screen with the help of "BONUS TIP" given at the end of following tutorial:

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-new-metro-boot-loader-and-bring-back-windows-vista-and-7-style-boot-loader-in-windows-8/

  • Actually, the Pro Education Edition of windows 10 (provided by the govt. institution) comes with a default boot screen containing logo of the institution.
    Now I want to restore the original windows boot logo.
    For the non-UEFI versions, usually the bootres.dll file is altered to change the boot logo. But i'm unable to find a way to either replace that file with the conventional 'windows boot logo' file or to alter it to get the default logo. Please Help.

  • VG

    ^^ That logo is stored in BIOS (UEFI) firmware.

  • ok but...is there any way to change it to the original windows logo

  • VG

    ^^ Reinstall or repair Windows using original Windows 10 setup disc. You can download it from Microsoft website.

    @aju
    You need to post your HijackThis log file in following topic:

    http://www.askvg.com/is-your-system-infected-with-a-virus-spyware-adware-trojan/

  • windows 10 1607 system manage page file size equal to recomanded size of page file, before it takes only 256mb now using 1408mb

  • Unable to read DVD?

  • VG

    ^^ Please provide more details about your problem.

    @sam
    It varies for different systems. Windows automatically adjusts the amount, so ignore it.

  • previously in Windows 10 1511 it takes only 256Mb system manage page file size for same amount of ram(4GB) . btw thanks for your feedback :)

  • Is there any way through which I can hide the "display" section from the windows 10 settings app? Or just a trick so that the "screen resolution" option can be greyed out or something so that the resolution can't be changed? There must be some way through registry.

  • I have upgraded windows 10 preview build 15002.
    after up-gradation, windows is not printing any kind of TEXT in prints.
    word, excel, note pad from any where, if I send print, it print out only layout or lines or sketch have but not a single word.
    I tried to re-install HP officejet 8600 driver again but same.
    also on login screen and boot, it's taking more time than before.
    before until previous build, everything was fine.

  • VG

    ^^ Since these are testing builds, bugs and issues might exist. You can try to reinstall graphics card drivers.

    @Manav
    Try tweaks given in following tutorial:

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-disable-changing-themes-wallpapers-screen-savers-and-other-desktop-settings/

    They should work.

  • I have Windows 10 installed on a corrupted hard drive. Wondering if there is a way to transfer the Windows 10 license to a new hard drive.

  • VG

    ^^ You can take help of activation via telephone method and the customer care will help you in activating Windows.

  • i have a Dell laptop and it came with windows 8.1 or 8 i think, as soon as i got it i upgraded it to windows 10 home and i became frustrated with it
    is it good idea to install windows 7 on my laptop as it doesn't have windows 7 drives it was born with windows 8 or 8.1

  • VG

    ^^ If you have genuine Windows 7 license key, you can install Windows 7 on it otherwise stay on Windows 10. You'll become used to Windows 10 with time.

  • is there any way to get back dell recovery option i lost it after i deleted the ESP partition

  • VG

    ^^ You can try to restore Windows using system recovery disc if you got any with your computer.

  • Good afternoon.
    I cannot open folders when double-clicked. Running Win 7 Ultimate (genuine). It states: "file does not have a programme associated with it".

    Thank you.

  • VG

    ^^ Try solutions given for point 2 and 4.

  • I shut down my laptop and close the lid after clicking shut down. After some time when i start my laptop again it first shut down and then restart i notice that this problem happen in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 also. In event viewer it says " The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly ".

    I know that to resolve this issue i can select do nothing during close the lid. But I want to use this feature also.

    So is there any way by which i can giver more priority to shut down command against close the lid command i.e Sleep .

  • sometimes windows get automatically restarted how can i stop that i m always active and dont want to restart

  • VG

    ^^ Type sysdm.cpl in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open System Properties window. Now go to Advanced tab and click on Settings button given under "Startup and Recovery" section. Now uncheck "Automatically restart" option and apply changes. Now your computer will not restart automatically but will show a blue screen containing some error code. If you get blue screen with code, write down the error code and its details and let me know. It seems some hardware or incompatible driver problem.

    @Sanjeeb kumar
    Unfortunately you'll have to set the close lid option to do nothing.

  • Good day Mr. Gupta. I am having a weird issue on my computer and was wondering if you could help me.

    Microsoft OneDrive on Windows 10 seems to follow a different update schedule from the rest of the OS. I receive a notification saying that the application needs administrator permission to fix the uploading icons, but when I click on it it does nothing--no UAC prompt, nothing. It just stays on the Action Centre, the persistent thing.

    I can't run OneDrive as administrator to see if that would fix it because it won't let me either--it simply pops up an error message saying it can't do that and exits.

    This notification appears every time I login, so it's real annoying. I was wondering if you could see what the issue is.

  • VG

    ^^ Please share a screenshot of the error message.

  • Hi V

    RE: Show Your Desired Text on Desktop by Customizing Windows Vista and Later Watermark (Build Number Info)

    On Windows 10 64bit, I cannot get the edit to show using the directions posted. There was no #715 and #716 si I added them and the same original text still shows. Is there a new version of this that you created, but for a Windows 10?

    Please email me with the information. Thank you for your most valuable fixes, tweaks and other items on windows products. You're the best!

    Aloha,
    bob

  • VG

    ^^ The location and file might be different in newer Windows versions. I have not checked in Windows 10 yet. If I come across any useful information, I'll let you know.

  • after updating to latest version of insider preview build night light is not working how to fix that or clear night light data like android ?

  • VG

    ^^ It might be an issue/bug in the build. You can wait for the next build or try Reset This PC option.

  • I have windows 10. When I create a gmail shortcut, it has a chrome icon, after changing the icon to the red and white Gmail envelope, and try to pin it to the task bar, it wants to pin it to google!!. I cannot change the shortcut icon to the Gamil icon, and pin it to the task bar!!.

    I have another laptop running Windows 7, when adding the gmail shortcut to the desktop, the shortcut comes up with the red and white envelope for Gmail, and I can pin it to the task bar.

    I was able to do this in Windows 10, up until a few weeks go, any thoughts.

  • VG

    ^^ Try to open Gmail in Internet Explorer and then create a shortcut and pin it to Taskbar.

  • Hey, recently i install the windows 10 insider build (15063), it seems that start menu setting doesn't work for me. Is there any way to make it work again?

  • VG

    ^^ I can only suggest trying Reset This PC feature.

  • Thanks, I already tried for the third times and it come back again.
    Well at least right now i know the culprit of this problems.

    I stumble with this problems when I start to change the time zone of this PC to my local time zone. Then the start menu is unresponsive and crash when try to pin a programs or when try to change any setting regarding the start menu. It will completely ignore any changes that i make.

    So i change the time zone back to US, sign out and sign in again. Guess what, the start menu work again.
    Pretty weird bugs i guess.

  • VG

    ^^ Have you reported this bug to Microsoft?

  • Yeah, i reported it using feedback hubs but i'm not sure if i do it right. I do see some feedback that have the same problems as mine in this 15063 build.

  • VG

    ^^ Yes. You did it right. ;)

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