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For two days Win update has been trying to download the latest updates. I'm online and all is well with going to different sites, but MS update keeps running but the download does not show. I go to my email and download attachments, they load in a few seconds, I download other things and meanwhile MS update does nothing, what am I doing wrong.

Hi People

Im having a weird issue....I ve worked in tech supp before but I m unable to find an answer to this one:

System specs: C2D 3.0ghz, 2 gb ram, 1000mhz, OS WIn 7 64 bit RC 7100, Graphics-8600GT

Now Im using an old monitor LG 700s, and for some weird reason I cannot change the resolution to 1152x864 on 75 hz...I just get 60 hz (lot of screen flicker) option and nothing else, updated to the latest win 7 nvidia drivers released today...updated the monitor drivers as well, but Im not getting that refresh rate.

The funny thing is the monitor does support 1152x864 75 hz according to the monitor specs and I have it tunning on that resolution on both Win XP sp3 and Windpws Vista SP1 both 32 bit....

What am I doing wrong.....or is it just an issue with the drivers since its a new OS and its gonna take a lot of time for nvidia to fix...if it is an issue on their part?

Appreciate any help or views.
Thank you.

I am using the following code to add a new record. When I reach the Cantidad field or the Period field, I get an error " Item not in collection". The debug window shows me values for the two fields. rstSetUp is a one record table. What am I doing wrong?

Set rstColonmst = dbs.OpenRecordset("Colonmst", dbOpenDynaset)

If rstColonmst!SPECIAL = True Then
With rstCFactHis
!CODIGO = rstColonmst!CODIGO
!UPTOYR = rstColonmst!UPTOYR
End With

End If
Loop Until rstColonmst.EOF

MyTable has 20 fields. One is Group#.

MyGroupTable has 2 fields: GroupNumber and GroupName

I have added a field to MyTable called GroupName.

I want to update MyTable.GroupName with the GroupName from MyGroupTable.
Here is my code - it does not work. What am I doing wrong?

UPDATE MyTable LEFT JOIN MyGroupTable ON MyTable.[Group #] = MyGroupTable.[GROUP NUMBER] SET MyTable.GroupName = [MyGroupTable].[Group Name];
I appreciate your help.

Thank you,

I'm working with Win XP and my Scanner was plugged into one of my USB ports and it was working until yesterday. I received some system auto updates and I don't know if this is what caused the problem but now my scanner doesn't work. I uninstalled it and re-installed it but the system doesn't recognize a new device. I also checked under Device Manager and there is no scanner. If I click on one of the options found in the icon on the desktop to start scanning I get the following message (attached). What am i doing wrong?

Dear Friends,

I am stumped in trying to fix my husband's new self-built PC (I am writing from my IBM thinkpad). Everything was working fine since the build for about 4 months. A couple of days ago, Window XP wouldn't load, we could boot into safe mode tho. So I did the checking of hardware. I then tried the recovery console and did chkdsk and fixboot. I don't know that much about fixing... so I gave up and tried the repair install. Not sure it was the best thing to do. Now, computer boots, but xp loads really slowly( I mean 1 minute at the blue screen that says windows is starting up) and it was so fast before. There was something wrong with the trend micro internet security loading a Tsc.exe was taking 90 percent of my processor.(so I have temporarily uninstalled that). Cannot ACCESS Windows Update to get SP2 and cannot turn on the Windows firewall. I get a message that says the windows associated service in not running, Do you want to start...I say yes...then it says Windows cannot start firewall ICS service. Also when the desktop loads, SPY BOT gives a message saying that a System Start Global entry has been changed...value deleted...Register Wscript....wscript regserver. Am really kind of in the dark about what to do next or not to do next (grin).

I really don't want to start over with a clean install, just because of all the work. I know how to do some things...but find I am not totally comfortable doing alot without step by step instructions.

If anyone can help it would be GREATLY Appreciated!

I should have listened to myself and kept Win 7 running, But I listened to MS about the but they discovered where some folders had the wrong security Etc Etc. So I downloaded a new copy from MS burned the DVD and now just like before it is a puzzle to get running again. Here is what I have and I hope there are some people that can help / learn from my experience. First Win 7 is nice smooth and fast (I had it running already after 5 hours of installing it before I tried to install it again) Anyway Dell 2650 Power edge Server, 2 GB Ram SCSI 160 HD’s, Broadcom Extreme GB NICS and a Xeon Proc. OK here comes the informative stuff. On the first install it kept hanging at 3%, 5%, 9% and I gave up several times, however if you be patient and I do mean be patient it continues installing. The first time it took over 5 hours do a clean install, I tried the upgrade but it said it could not do an upgrade for me so I wiped the drives, then formatted them with Win 7, Seems it must have its own 100MB partition for some reason. Anyway after I got it running I had to manually get the drivers for just about everything until I got it online then it was pretty smooth. Now I am installing it again and I am getting all kinds of “can’t find drivers for HD’s, CD/DVD/NIC’s I’m surprised it finds the mouse driver. So moving on it still takes 20 mins+ before I get to the select your language screen and the HD’s and DVD lights do nothing which makes you think the system has froze. Once you continue it goes very slow, I have no idea what the software is doing for hours while expanding files but there is nothing to backup or save as the drives have been wiped prior and formatted. After that you can almost expect to see you need this driver and that one for simple devices like the ones mentioned above. I find this odd because the install has the drivers already in the drives folder it just does not look there for them???? Then on occasion you will get the can’t find the data files to install, this is even more odd cause it wrote the data to the disks already, this could be a timeout. And don’t bother trying to set the bios to install O/S on a Dell Poweredge cause it reduces the ram to 256MB and Win7 needs, wants and demands a min of 512MB’s. So this is where I am at if anyone knows a quicker way please do share. I know it will run on this machine as I have done it before MS updated the RC and it is worth the efforts to use it for 13 months free at least this time I’ll know what to tell my users in 2 years when it’s the only O/S that comes pre installed. Thanks for reading and good luck.

I have an issue with Win 7 going BSOD about 30 seconds after a boot, but the error code changes each time it happens. It did this before with 2 different installs of Windows Vista and now its doing it with 7. Could this be a hardware issue? Everything seems to be working fine as far as hardware goes. I read somewhere about someone with a similar issue and he said he fixed it by rollingback his videocard drivers. I tried that with some success.. When i booted in safemode(safemode hasnt gone BSOD on me)and rolledback my videocard drivers it booted up regualary without going BSOD for the ONE boot.. then after that just BSOD again.. Then i went back into safe mode to update drivers and it let me boot ONE time then bsod every other boot. So here i am.. clueless on what to do with it because i have no error code to google because its constantly changing, one minute it will be system memory dump then it will be something else right after.. Is this a hardware problem? But mainly, how can i address and fix this problem? Thanks in advance!

EDIT: just wanted to add, i have no active running antivirus so that cant be whats causing my issue. Attached Thumbnails Attached Files minidump.zip (53.1 KB, 29 views) Last edited by w0lf215; 12-11-2010 at 09:41 PM. Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
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Join Date May 2010 Posts 3,913 Re: Win 7 BSOD possible hardware issue? (reoccuring issue with different error codes each time) Please post a screen shot of CPU-Z spd tab. It's in the same program you made the screen shot above.

I didn't look at your crash dump yet, but your memory is set extremely wrong.

SQL Server 2008 SP2 update and Win 7

I am sending this as a partial database question, partial Windows 7 question, in the hope someone might be able to sort out this issue.

I installed Win 7 Home Premium over Vista Home Premium (properly updated) in October, successfully. In December, among many other updates recommended automatically from Microsoft was KB2285068 for X64 bit machines to add SQL Server 2008 SP2.

I have an HP Pavilion Elite desktop with 64-bit Quad duo, 8 GB RAM, plenty of hard drive space, Kaspersky Internet Security, and use VSS services (which I assume involves SQL Server) via my backup software, Shadow Protect.

I do not know whether I have downloaded SQL Server 2008 or some version of it to run some of my software, or whether it comes with Win 7 by default, so I am not sure why the update was recommended.

I do know that some elements of SQL Server SP1 are recorded as previous updates, as well as other references to SQL Server present in various listings of process and services, although I cannot seem to find a way to open a management console related to SQL Server and inspect its operation.

I do have some software which is moderately aggressive in terms of support requirements, such as Shadow Protect (the backup imaging software), and Maple 13, a symbolic math package, and I have downloaded Google Earth, and so forth. Perhaps, I may have been prompted to add some version of SQL Server 2008 to provide necessary support?

Anyway, every time I try to install this SQL Server 2008 SP2 item, the install registers as failed. So, I did searches on Bing and Google, and found out that many other users were having and had been having similar problems, apparently related to not having the latest .NET 4.0 installed prior to the SQL Server 2008 SP2 install.

If my understanding is correct, the Win 7 Home Premium install disk loaded .NET 3.5 along with Win 7. Please correct me if I am wrong.

So, I downloaded this .NET 4.0 and installed it successfully, then tried to install the SQL Server 2008 SP2, but still got the failed update message in my update log after each install attempt, in spite of the claims on Bing with respect to KB2285068 that .NET 4.0 would solve the update problem.

Now, I know from the traffic on Bing and Google that there seem to be many varieties of SQL Server 2008 out there, including the Express version which seems to have been made available to support other software which requires some of these capabilities. So I am actually not completely sure what version I apparently have, as well as why I was prompted to do the update.

In addition, although I turned Kaspersky Internet Security off (firewall, anti-virus, and so forth) prior to at least one install attempt, the update still failed.

Should I also turn off VSS and Shadow Protect services and processes prior to attempting the update? This seems a bit unlikely as the problem cause and also a bit awkward. How would I know whether I got every possible problem?

What do you think the problem might be? How do you suggest I try to research or sort out this issue?

Thanks in advance for any consideration you might be able to provide with respect to this issue.


I installed Win 7 Home Premium over Vista Home Premium (properly updated) in October, successfully. In December, among many other updates recommended automatically from Microsoft was KB2285068 for X64 bit machines to add SQL Server 2008 SP2.

I have an HP Pavilion Elite desktop with 64-bit Quad duo, 8 GB RAM, plenty of hard drive space, and Kaspersky Internet.

I do not know whether I have downloaded SQL Server 2008 or some version of it to run some of my software, or whether it comes with Win 7 by default, so I am not sure why the update was recommended.

I do have some software which is moderately aggressive in terms of in terms of support requirements, such as Maple 13, a symbolic math package and I have downloaded Google Earth, and so forth. Perhaps, I may have been prompted to add SQL Server 2008 to provide necessary support?

Anyway, every time I tried to install this SQL Server 2008 SP2 item, the install was registered as failed. So, I did searches on Bing and Google, and found out that many other users were having and had been having similar problems, apparently related to not having the latest .NET 4.0 installed prior to the SQL Server 2008 SP2 install.

If my understanding is correct, the Win 7 Home Premium install disk loaded .NET 3.5 along with Win 7. Please correct me if I am wrong.

So, I downloaded this .NET 4.0 and installed it successfully, then tried to install the SQL Server 2008 SP2, but got the "failed" message in my log of software updates after each install attempt.

Now, I know from the traffic on Bing and Google that there seem to be many varieties of SQL Server 2008 out there, including the Express version which seems to have been made available to support other software which requires some of these capabilities. So I am actually not completely sure what version I apparently have, as well as why I was prompted to do the update.

What do you think the problem might be? How do you suggest I try to research or sort out this issue?

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews

The other night, I got quite the shock. A good friend, who is a Windows enthusiast and IT administrator/consultant, informed me that he had dumped Windows 7 for Ubuntu. I didn't see that coming. For one, he's a Windows fan. For another, I would rate Windows 7 as nearly Microsoft's best operating system ever (sorry, even with the driver problems, Windows NT 4 still ranks as my fav; for its time -- 1996ish). My buddy contacted me by Skype, and I kept the transcript which I offer here with his permission.

Many of my questions were deliberately pointed, for three reasons. 1) As with all interviews, I strive for impartiality. 2) This friend, whom I'll call IT Guy for this post, is a good buddy. I know his personality enough to press hard about certain things. 3) I don't want to give some of Betanews' more rabid commenters cause to accuse of bias against Microsoft or Windows (I have none, but they accuse anyway). Hey, I'm just as surprised as you about my buddy's Ubuntu conversion. He had tried Linux years ago and didn't really like the experience, particularly because of driver problems and deficient or missing applications.

I don't see that IT Guy gave very good technical reasons for abandoning Windows 7. He mostly states what I consider to be perception problems -- that there are daily updates (which isn't the case), that there are massive security problems (because of the number of patches) and that Microsoft's anti-piracy mechanisms are harassing. These are actually emotional reasons, which is why I am posting the conversation. Even for experienced users, a purchase decision is still an emotional one. My friend didn't feel good about Windows 7. Microsoft doesn't want long-time loyal users like IT Guy going rogue and switching to Linux or Mac OS X.

With that introduction, I present the conversation, which has been edited in four places for flow (We asked and answered some questions out of sequence). The opening question reflects IT Guy contacting me by Skype, where my username isn't my real name. So he wasn't initially sure he was skyping me.

IT Guy: That you, Mr. Joe?
Joe Wilcox: Hey, bud. What's shakin?
IT Guy: Same ole same ole! And you?
Joe Wilcox: Working. Caught me at bad time.
IT Guy: I've tossed Windows7 Ultimate!
IT Guy: Ahhhh. sorry....
Joe Wilcox: Oh?
Joe Wilcox: Wait.
Joe Wilcox: Do tell.
Joe Wilcox: Tossed for what?
IT Guy: Yeah, moved back to Linux. Using Ubuntu.
Joe Wilcox: Because?
IT Guy: Very satisfied, very impressed!
IT Guy: Couldn't keep Win running with any speed.
Joe Wilcox: What about drivers? Software?
IT Guy: That's with 8 GB of RAM.
Joe Wilcox: Really. What's the system config again?
IT Guy: Everything including video if you want to vid chat.
Joe Wilcox: I can't vid chat now. Later perhaps.
IT Guy: It is a truly amazing system. Especially with the spec's I'm running.
Joe Wilcox: But give me some more details. Start with complete system specs.
IT Guy: Intel quad i7 proc.
IT Guy: 8 GB Ram
Joe Wilcox: Laptop?
IT Guy: Yes
Joe Wilcox: Just spell out specs in one sentence.
IT Guy: 500 GB HD
IT Guy: sorry
Joe Wilcox: Model and manufacturer too.
IT Guy: HP Pavilion DV6T. 1 GB dedicated vid ram, and the rest listed above. Came with win7 home, upgraded to Ultimate. Wireless internal of course.
Joe Wilcox: You ran Ultimate for how long?
IT Guy: Now running Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I ran Ultimate for about 3 mos.
Joe Wilcox: Why so little time?
IT Guy: Just got tired of fighting with it all the time with rights issues and such. A patch an hour somedays? Come on...
Joe Wilcox: What kinds of rights issues?
IT Guy: I've got some stuff I never want to lose, and with Windows I wasn't feeling warm and fuzzy anymore.
Joe Wilcox: Because?
IT Guy: Anytime installing anything from software to copying doc's localy folder to folder...
IT Guy: I understand some of that but come on. I upgraded to Ultimate to get access to some of my old db files created on XP.
Joe Wilcox: You couldn't access them?
IT Guy: No. Windows 7 Ultimate is the only version that will.
Joe Wilcox: Did you try and identify why? Use Microsoft Knowledgebase or forums?
IT Guy: They are up front about that though.
IT Guy: The KB for sure. Most didn't have the time of day.
Joe Wilcox: What about performance? Powerful system, should be plenty of oomph for Windows 7 Ultimate.
IT Guy: Yes it was at first. I could never keep it that way short of doing a sys restore.
Joe Wilcox: So what about performance?
IT Guy: Oddly enough, I came here from the Ubuntu forums
Joe Wilcox: Came here, meaning where?
IT Guy: A refreshing change from MS. Not only is the OS free, if you're kind in your approach on the forums, it's almost like free tech support as well!
IT Guy: I highly recommend Ubuntu.
IT Guy: In case you couldn't tell.
IT Guy: Been using it about a month.
Joe Wilcox: You still haven't answered question about Windows 7 Ultimate performance.
IT Guy: With NO problems!
IT Guy: The performance degraded as time went by.
Joe Wilcox: How so?
IT Guy:: I have no explanation why. That was the most frustrating part of the whole thing.
Joe Wilcox: What makes you sure Ubuntu won't degrade in another two months?
IT Guy: I consider myself, if not a 'computer guru', then pretty darn close.
IT Guy: With Linux today you can monitor and control everything the system is doing.
Joe Wilcox: So let's discuss that. You have how much IT experience?
Joe Wilcox: You've managed systems?
Joe Wilcox: Meaning, as I recall, your experience is broader than just an end user.
IT Guy: Started my first programming classes in 1983. Been working in the industry in one way or another ever since. You know that.
IT Guy: Went to Devry or however they spell it.
IT Guy: Ended up as a full time employee for my COBOL professor.
Joe Wilcox: OK. How about you give me three things you liked and also disliked about Windows 7 Ultimate?
IT Guy: It was pretty.
IT Guy: It was shallow!
IT Guy: Reminded me too much of a cheap woman! hehe
Joe Wilcox: Are you describing Windows or your first date?
IT Guy: Liked the new Aurora interface and how fast my games played.
Joe Wilcox: Cheap woman as in easy to get or hard to please?
IT Guy: I disliked that it has so many security flaws. There were literally patches per hour some day!
Joe Wilcox: Microsoft releases patches on second Tuesday of the month. There couldn't have been that many.
IT Guy: No stable OS should have to be updated continuously in order for the end user to have some sense of security.
Joe Wilcox: Apple regularly updates Mac OS X.
IT Guy: True enough.
Joe Wilcox: What about Ubuntu?
IT Guy: If I want the update yes.
Joe Wilcox: How often? More often in one month than Windows?
IT Guy: My kernel is protected and I only update it in the event of hardware change.
IT Guy: I've updated the kernel once since install.
Joe Wilcox: The Windows 64-bit kernel is pretty hardened. Did you run 64-bit Ultimate?
IT Guy: Yes I did.
Joe Wilcox: Could it be Microsoft is just more proactive about security?
Joe Wilcox: Crime goes up after cities put more cops on the street. It's a well-documented occurance. More cops means more crime recorded not an increase in actual crimes.
IT Guy: That is a possibility. I was thinking about it more from the disgusted end user perspective of 'what is so wrong that I have to have all these updates' feeling.
Joe Wilcox: So the updates generated fear -- that Windows isn't safe enough?
IT Guy: I just figured that as loaded up hardware wise as this laptop is, that I shouldn't have noticed any slowdown, or at the most it should have been imperceptible.
IT Guy: It wasn't so much a fear factor thing though it did weigh on me at times.
Joe Wilcox: Got it. OK, now to those three things you didn't like most about Windows 7 Ultimate.
IT Guy: The slow down, the security, and having it act like I was a new user every time I tried to do something at the sys level.
Joe Wilcox: OK. So what about Ubuntu? What three things do you like most or dislike most?
IT Guy: I like most the fact that when I turn on the laptop, I'm able to be editing my website live, in about a minute flat!
Joe Wilcox: How do the bootup times compare?
IT Guy: Three weeks later I like that it still is booting just as fast.
IT Guy: Ubuntu=1 minute up and able to start an app.
IT Guy: Windows 7 Ultimate=At the end about 4 and a half minutes before you could try to start an app..
Joe Wilcox: That's from bootup? What about sleep? I find Windows 7 Ulitmate to resume quickly on a much less powerful system than yours.
IT Guy: Ahhh, never used sleep.
Joe Wilcox: Really? I assume most everyone uses sleep.
IT Guy: I can't give you a good answer there because I just never used it.
IT Guy: I now do! Took Ubuntu for me to 'discover' the value of sleep mode.
Joe Wilcox: My experience is about 10-15 seconds from sleep.
IT Guy: With Win7?
Joe Wilcox: Yes.
IT Guy: Wow.
Joe Wilcox: That's hardcase scenario -- using Outlook. Outlook was super slow on Vista.
Joe Wilcox: From sleep.
IT Guy: Now I'm going to have to reinstall and look at it again. I used it hard as well. Outlook, Word, Access and typically a media player app of some kind running.
Joe Wilcox: What else do you like about Ubuntu? How is the UI and drivers?
IT Guy: The UI for Ubuntu is on a level with OS X.
Joe Wilcox: That's good?
IT Guy: As far as I'm concerned, it's the best, most intuitive UI I've ever had. The drivers are superlative and run everything very well.
IT Guy: I'm using Gnome, by the way.
IT Guy: KDE was just to much like windows for me. Seemed like there were two ways to do everything.
Joe Wilcox: OK. Driver installation compares how with Windows 7 Ultimate?
IT Guy: Ahhhh.
IT Guy: Are you talking initial install? Of Linux?
Joe Wilcox: Both for drivers.
Joe Wilcox: What if a device doesn't work? How easily can you get a new driver?
IT Guy: At present, I've not come across anything hardware wise that hasn't worked. I have intentionally reinstalled the nVidia drivers with no problems or issues.
Joe Wilcox: What about applications?
Joe Wilcox: Can you watch DVD movies? Make home movies, etc.?
Joe Wilcox: Microsoft has Windows Live Essentials, and there are plenty of good third-party apps. Apple has iLife and its pro products.
IT Guy: All my writing is done with OpenOffice, I watch movies with VLC, I've been happily burning my DVD's with Brassero, and so on and on...
IT Guy: All of the apps I use are free. Part of the OpenSource community.
Joe Wilcox: You do some photography. Have you got anything comparable to Adobe Lightroom?
IT Guy: I am using Gimp for all my photo needs.
Joe Wilcox: That's enough? Really?
IT Guy: Matter of fact the photo used on my twitter account was imported and edited with Gimp today.
IT Guy: It's a really awesome graphics program actually.
IT Guy: So far, I've found there is nothing I can't do with this OS that I was doing with Mac or Windows.
Joe Wilcox: And it handles your Nikon RAW files?
IT Guy: Very well.
IT Guy: Actually found a nikon driver for the camera that imports them directly to Gimp and then wants to know if I want to convert them to a different format.
Joe Wilcox: Would you recommend Windows 7 Ultimate to friends? Would you recommend Ubuntu to friends?
IT Guy: hmmm.
IT Guy: Yes to Ubuntu.
Joe Wilcox: And WIndows 7 Ultimate?
IT Guy: I don't think right now I'd recommend Windows. I mean Ubuntu is free, and you can do everything with it that you can do with Windows, so do the math!
IT Guy: Also, Linux tends to keep your skills honed. Windows seems to not want the end user to have any smarts!
Joe Wilcox: Skills honed how?
IT Guy: You can do a lot from the terminal. Learn basic commands to run in the terminal to maintain the overall health of the computer...
IT Guy: Stuff that harkens back to the Unix console days.
Joe Wilcox: Windows has a sophisticated command line feature.
IT Guy: It definitely does.
Joe Wilcox: But you prefer the Unix/Linux terminal?
IT Guy: Unless you know more or can do more than the basic old dos commands it is really limited compared to the console in Linux.
IT Guy: Especially compared to Unix...
IT Guy: So yes I prefer the Unix/Linux command line over Windows.
Joe Wilcox: And how many years have you used Windows?
IT Guy: Holy *^#*. since ver 1.0.

Copyright Betanews, Inc. 2010

Windows 7 - Linux - Operating system - Joe Wilcox - Microsoft Windows


Hi. I am brand new to this forum. I read the sticky that instructed me on how to post properly for help, so I am going to give it my best. Here is all the information attached in the folder. Like I said earlier, I am new, so if I messed up, please let me know. If you need any additional information also let me know and I will provide it. Thanks. I've been getting the BSOD for almost a month, and I have been trying to fix it, but I am not familiar with the computer error codes, etc, so I need help from the forums. Here are my computer specs in case you need them. Attached Files CPUZ Screenshots.zip (460.3 KB, 13 views) DMP files.zip (989.9 KB, 7 views) RAMMON.zip (129.2 KB, 5 views) W7F_23-03-2013.zip (1.77 MB, 5 views) Last edited by Andrewboon; 03-23-2013 at 09:14 AM. Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
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Join Date Aug 2007 Posts 10,090 Re: Been getting BSOD for almost a month. Need help. Hi,

thanks for the info.

Your dmp files show a number of issues so it's hard to say exactly what the issue is. First though, please update your motherboard bios to a more recent version:

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68XP-UD3 (rev. 1.3)

Make sure you have the correct revision number for your motherboard.

If you go to the page here and download @Bios utility it will automatically update for you. Gigabyte boards have a dual bios so getting it badly wrong is not so terrible as it is for other motherboards:

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68XP-UD3 (rev. 1.3)

Your drivers also need updating and it's perhaps easiest to use the above web page for the more harder to attain versions but do check our update section for latest graphics/audio drivers.

Please update Direct X files:

Download Download and Install DirectX9 End User Runtime | Install DirectX, DX9 from Official Microsoft Download Centre

If your overclocking please remove overclocks until we find the culprit.

Also please uninstall the Gigabyte on/off application as this has been known to cause bsod's in win 7/8 systems. We can always replace it later.

Ok see how you go with the above. If you still blue screen please post back with new dmp files.

My name is Grant and I am in charge of all the printer drivers and print
server functionality for a really big company. We have around 180,000
Windows users and I have heard we are actually the largest corporate Windows
network in the world.

I sent these suggestions (in 2 parts) to MS through
www.windowsserverfeedback.com. I got a response saying they liked some of
the ideas and have forwarded my sugesstions to some other people in MS. I am
posting this in case anyone else out there has some of these problems and
would like to comment on them or my solutions.

We have a couple hundred print servers and thousands upon thousands of print
queues. Needless to say, we have issues and problems that are not always
very common, but my ideas would benefit a lot of business users out there,
especially anyone using multiple print servers.

These are the primary print server issues we have:

#1 Migrating users to another print server with a different name
Every 2.5 years we lease roll our print servers. Sometimes we change the
name of the server, or move the queues to another server altogether.
Figuring out who the thousands of users that print to the old server are, and
migrating them to the new server continues to be a horrible exercise.

#2 Determining the users who print to each individual queue
It is unfortunately common to find a queue on the wrong server, such as
queue for a printer in Los Angeles on a Sacramento print server. Determining
the users who print just to that one specific queue is not fun. Migrating
them to an identical queue on a different server is less fun. It is so
difficult in fact, that we rarely ever do it.

#3 Determining if a queue is still used
The first thing I do before I migrate queues to a new server is I try my
best to determine which queues are no longer used. For print servers that
are 2-3 years old the average percentage of queues that have not been printed
to in the past 3 months is around 30-40%. It is startling to delete 150 out
of 350 queues because I find them not in use. Again, determining which
queues are not in use is not fun.

#4 Managing Printer Drivers
Standardizing which printer drivers are allowed on our print servers has
been a monster task. Enforcing our policy of ONLY using our approved drivers
has been impossible. Determining who installed a driver and/or where the
driver was loaded from, cannot be done and continues to give us the majority
of our driver problems.

#5 The System Event Log is a joke
The 10-20 daily system events are in the same log that creates an event for
every single print job, which is around 5000-6000 events per day per server.
Without increasing the size of the system event log this gives us only a few
days worth of events before they are overwritten.

Those are the main problems.
I have put a lot of time, thought and energy into my suggestions for fixing
these problems.

A. Printer Shortcuts
A printer shortcut would be exactly like a file shortcut (a file that when
executed directed the user to the location specified in the shortcut).
Printer Shortcuts would be in the Printers and Faxes folder, be shared, and
act just like printer queues. When the user printed to the printer shortcut
it would change the queue on the user’s PC to the queue the shortcut pointed
to. The printer shortcut could point to a queue on a different server or
even on the same server but with a different queuename.

Printer shortcuts would completely change how print queue migrations are
done. Queues would be created on the new server and the queues on the old
server would be replaced with printer shortcuts. Each time a user printed to
a queue on the old server it would migrate that user’s queue to the new
server, completely transparent to the user.

This would also allow administrators to migrate single queues to different
print servers that were closer to the physical printer or anywhere they
needed them to be.

B. Queue Migration Tool
Windows 2003 Print servers should have the ability to push or pull
individual, groups or all print queues and their drivers to and from other
2003 print servers. When a queue is moved a Printer Shortcut would be left
in its place.

C. Queue Logging
Each print queue should have the ability to track each print job title,
number of pages, user, time and date, size, and frequency of all the print
jobs printed to that queue.

Obviously this would take a considerable amount of resources compared to
what is tracked now (nothing) and it is not always necessary to track all or
some of this information. Each category should be selectable on a queue by
queue basis or on all queues. A date or time duration field would also be
needed, so you could set how far back you want to track. Ex: 1 month, 2
months, after Nov. 1st, etc.

Personally all we really NEED at SBC is the ability to track all the users
on specific queues, but the other data would be very useful.

This data needs to be stored in some kind of text or log file that can be
accessed as well. It should not be stored in the System Event Log

D. Queue Auto Management
Individually or as a whole queues should be configurable so if a queue (or a
Printer Shortcut) is not used for a set amount of time the queue is
automatically deleted or put into some kind of recycle bin. A log of this
kind of activity would need to be kept. If some kind of printer queue
recycle bin could be created the ability to restore deleted queues could be

E. Printer Driver Tracking
Every time a printer driver is installed on a server the user who installed
it and the location it was installed from needs to be logged. The specific
queue it was loaded for or if it was just loaded on the server in general
would also be useful information, but are not as critical as user and

F. Print Job Event Log
Print job events MUST be taken out of the System Event Log. A fourth Event
Log just for Print Jobs needs to be created. It would probably work well to
make the Queue Logging and Print Job Event Log work together.

As an administrator it is very important to get the System Event Log back.
Right now it is worthless.

G. Printer Driver Replication
It would be extremely useful to be able to replicate all of the printer
drivers on a Windows 2003 Server to other Windows 2003 Servers. As it stands
we have to load each individual driver on each individual server, thus the
versions of the drivers are always old or the wrong drivers are used. Only
during migrations of queues can we use Printmig to move drivers from one
machine to another, but that does not help with this problem.

H. Choose Which Driver From the Server Locally
This is a small fix but very important. During the creation of a print
queue, when choosing which driver to use the very first option should be a
drop down list box of drivers already loaded on the server. If the needed
driver is not already on the server then and only then should there be the
option to browse to the location of a printer driver to load.

As it stands, even if the needed driver is already loaded on the server the
person must go through a horrific process to specify that driver, and it
basically involves reloading the driver anyway. The current process is way
too complicated and confusing for our helpdesk people that create most of our

From what I can tell Print does not seem to be a priority for Microsoft.
There has been very little done to it since NT4 other than the introduction
of Version 3 drivers.

In this time of cost cutting I continue to fight off attacks by upper
management to consider moving our print server function to Linux. Right now
the transparent loading and updating of printer drivers by the server is the
only thing that winning the justification of Windows over Linux.

I know we are not the only large company that would greatly benefit from the
features I suggested. Using Linux for print servers is becoming all too
common. Windows Print needs attention desperately. I would love to discuss
this in more detail with someone involved with the print function of Windows


-----Original Message-----
Teri wrote:
Over the past week my pc has slowed down considerably.
I'm talking a minute or 2 to open a window. I have
virus scans (clean), I have ran Spybot and Adaware
(completely clean), I have run CW Shredder, disk
diskcheck, defrag , the Windows Memory Diagnostic and
power supply is free of dust. (I read the Knowledge
regulary) Everything comes back clean. No problems
anywhere. I have a HP Pavilion and I run Windows XP
Upgrated from Win 98 SE. I have always had a problem
with "Hang App Errors" but I have always been able to
least clean it up enough to speed it up some. I don't
know what else to do.

You've tried most of my suggestions, but let me just
throw out a personal
comment here..

HP Pavilion.. My apologies.

Having said that - have you cleaned up the running
processes and such? Take
out some of the normal HP crap they like to install?
Killed off unnecessary

Also - have you installed any patches or updates you
think might cause
this - have you tried uninstalling them?

The last thing in this spill will explain how to stop
services and choose
the ones you need.

Suggestions on what you can do to secure/clean your PC.
I'm going to try
and be general, I will assume a "Windows" operating
system is what is
being secured here.


This one is the most obvious. There is no perfect
product and any company
worth their salt will try to meet/exceed the needs of
their customers and
fix any problems they find along the way. I am not
going to say Microsoft
is the best company in the world about this but they do
have an option
available for you to use to keep your machine updated
and patched from
the problems and vulnerabilities (as well as product
improvements in some
cases) - and it's free to you.

Windows Update

Go there and scan your machine for updates. Always get
the critical ones as
you see them. Write down the KB###### or Q###### you
see when selecting the
updates and if you have trouble over the next few days,
go into your control
panel (Add/Remove Programs), match up the latest numbers
you downloaded
recently (since you started noticing an issue) and
uninstall them. If there
was more than one (usually is), install them back one by
one - with a few
hours of use in between, to see if the problem returns.
Yes - the process
is not perfect (updating) and can cause trouble like I
mentioned - but as
you can see, the solution isn't that bad - and is MUCH
better than the
alternatives. (SASSER/BLASTER were SO preventable with
just this step!)

Windows is not the only product you likely have on your
PC. The
manufacturers of the other products usually have updates
as well. New
versions of almost everything come out all the time -
some are free, some
are pay - some you can only download if you are
registered - but it is best
to check. Just go to their web pages and look under
their support and
download sections.

You also have hardware on your machine that requires
drivers to interface
with the operating system. You have a video card that
allows you to see on
your screen, a sound card that allows you to hear your
PCs sound output and
so on. Visit those manufacturer web sites for the
latest downloadable
drivers for your hardware/operating system. Always
(IMO) get the
manufacturers hardware driver over any Microsoft
offers. On the Windows
Update site I mentioned earlier, I suggest NOT getting
their hardware
drivers - no matter how tempting.

Have I mentioned that Microsoft has some stuff to help
secure your computer
available to the end-user for free? This seems as good
of a time as any.
They have a CD you can order (it's free) that contain
all of the Windows
patches through October 2003 and some trial products as
well that they
released in February 2004. Yeah - it's a little behind
now, but it's better
than nothing (and used in coordination with the
information in this post,
well worth the purchase price..)

Order the Windows Security Update CD

They also have a bunch of suggestions, some similar to
these, on how to
better protect your Windows system:

Protect your PC


Let's say you are up-to-date on the OS (operating
system) and you have
Windows XP.. You should at least turn on the built in
firewall. That will
do a lot to "hide" you from the random bad things flying
around the
Internet. Things like Sasser/Blaster enjoy just sitting
out there in
Cyberspace looking for an unprotected Windows Operating
System and jumping
on it, doing great damage in the process and then using
that Unprotected OS
to continue its dirty work of infecting others. If you
have the Windows XP
ICF turned on - default configuration - then they cannot
see you! Think of
it as Internet Stealth Mode at this point. It has other
advantages, like
actually locking the doors you didn't even (likely) know
you had. Doing
this is simple, the instructions you need to use your
built in Windows XP
firewall can be found he


If you read through that and look through the pages that
are linked from it
at the bottom of that page - I think you should have a
firm grasp on the
basics of the Windows XP Firewall as it is today. One
thing to note RIGHT
NOW - if you have AOL, you cannot use this nice firewall
that came with
your system. Thank AOL, not Microsoft. You HAVE to
configure another
one.. So we continue with our session on Firewalls...

But let's say you DON'T have Windows XP - you have some
other OS like
Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT, 2000. Well, you don't
have the nifty built in
firewall. My suggestion - upgrade. My next suggestion -
look through your
options. There are lots of free and pay firewalls out
there for home users.
Yes - you will have to decide on your own which to get.
Yes, you will have
to learn (oh no!) to use these firewalls and configure
them so they don't
interfere with what you want to do while continuing to
provide the security
you desire. It's just like anything else you want to
protect - you have to
do something to protect it. Here are some suggested
applications. A lot of
people tout "ZoneAlarm" as being the best alternative to
just using the
Windows XP ICF, but truthfully - any of these
alternatives are much better
than the Windows XP ICF at what they do - because that
is ALL they do.

ZoneAlarm (Free and up)

Kerio Personal Firewall (KPF) (Free and up)

Outpost Firewall from Agnitum (Free and up)

Sygate Personal Firewall (Free and up)

Symantec's Norton Personal Firewall (~$25 and up)

BlackICE PC Protection ($39.95 and up)

Tiny Personal Firewall (~$49.00 and up)

That list is not complete, but they are good firewall
options, every one of
them. Visit the web pages, read up, ask around if you
like - make a
decision and go with some firewall, any firewall. Also,
maintain it.
Sometimes new holes are discovered in even the best of
these products and
patches are released from the company to remedy this
problem. However, if
you don't get the patches (check the manufacturer web
page on occasion),
then you may never know you have the problem and/or are
being used through
this weakness. Also, don't stack these things. Running
more than one
firewall will not make you safer - it would likely (in
fact) negate some
protection you gleamed from one or the other firewalls
you ran together.


That's not all. That's one facet of a secure PC, but
firewalls don't do
everything. I saw one person posting on a newsgroup
that "they had
never had a virus and they never run any anti-virus
software." Yep - I used
to believe that way too - viruses were something
everyone else seemed to
get, were they just stupid? And for the average joe-
user who is careful,
uses their one-three family computers carefully, never
opening unknown
attachments, always visiting the same family safe web
sites, never
installing anything that did not come with their
computer - maybe, just
maybe they will never witness a virus. I, however, am a
Network Systems
Administrator. I see that AntiVirus software is an
absolute necessity given
how most people see their computer as a toy/tool and not
they should have to maintain and upkeep. After all,
they were invented to
make life easier, right - not add another task to your
day. You
can be as careful as you want - will the next person be
as careful? Will
someone send you unknowingly the email that erases all
the pictures of your
child/childhood? Possibly - why take the chance?
SOFTWARE and KEEP IT UP TO DATE! Antivirus software
comes in so many
flavors, it's like walking into a Jelly Belly store -
which one tastes like
what?! Well, here are a few choices for you. Some of
these are free (isn't
that nice?) and some are not. Is one better than the
other - MAYBE.

Symantec (Norton) AntiVirus (~$11 and up)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus (~$49.95 and up)

Panda Antivirus Titanium (~$39.95 and up)
(Free Online Scanner:

AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus System (Free and up)

McAfee VirusScan (~$11 and up)

AntiVir (Free and up)

avast! 4 (Free and up)

Trend Micro (~$49.95 and up)
(Free Online Scanner:


RAV AntiVirus Online Virus Scan (Free!)

Did I mention you have to not only install this
software, but also keep it
updated? You do. Some of them (most) have automatic
services to help you
do this - I mean, it's not your job to keep up with the
half-dozen or more
new threats that come out daily, is it? Be sure to keep
whichever one you
choose up to date!


So you must be thinking that the above two things got
your back now - you
are covered, safe and secure in your little fox hole.
Wrong! There are
more bad guys out there. There are annoyances out there
you can get without
trying. Your normal web surfing, maybe a wrong click on
a web page, maybe
just a momentary lack of judgment by installing some
software packages
without doing the research.. And all of a sudden your
screen starts filling
up with advertisements or your Internet seems much
slower or your home page
won't stay what you set it and goes someplace unfamiliar
to you. This is
spyware. There are a whole SLEW of software packages
out there to get rid
of this crud and help prevent reinfection. Some of the
products already
mentioned might even have branched out into this arena.
However, there are
a few applications that seem to be the best at what they
do, which is
eradicating and immunizing your system from this crap.
Strangely, the best
products I have found in this category ARE generally
free. That is a trend
I like. I make donations to some of them, they deserve

Two side-notes: Never think one of these can do the
whole job.
Try the first 5 before coming back and saying "That did
not work!"
Also, you can always visit:
For more updated information.

Spybot Search and Destroy (Free!)

Lavasoft AdAware (Free and up)

CWSShredder (Free!)

Hijack This! (Free)
( Tutorial:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/htlogtutorial.html )

SpywareBlaster (Free!)

IE-SPYAD (Free!)

ToolbarCop (Free!)

Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner (Free!)

Browser Security Tests

The Cleaner (49.95 and up)

That will clean up your machine of the spyware, given
that you download and
install several of them, update them regularly and scan
with them when you
update. Some (like SpywareBlaster and SpyBot Search and
Destroy) have
immunization features that will help you prevent your PC
from being
infected. Use these features!

Unfortunately, although that will lessen your popups on
the Internet/while
you are online, it won't eliminate them. I have looked
at a lot of options,
seen a lot of them used in production with people who
seem to attract popups
like a plague, and I only have one suggestion that end
up serving double
duty (search engine and popup stopper in one):

The Google Toolbar (Free!)

Yeah - it adds a bar to your Internet Explorer - but its
a useful one. You
can search from there anytime with one of the best
search engines on the
planet (IMO.) And the fact it stops most popups - wow -
BONUS! If you
don't like that suggestion, then I am just going to say
you go to
www.google.com and search for other options.

One more suggestion, although I will suggest this in a
way later, is to
disable your Windows Messenger service. This service is
not used frequently
(if at all) by the normal home user and in cooperation
with a good firewall,
is generally unnecessary. Microsoft has instructions on
how to do this for
Windows XP he


This one can get annoying, just like the rest. You get
50 emails in one
sitting and 2 of them you wanted. NICE! (Not.) What
can you do? Well,
although there are services out there to help you, some
servers/services that actually do lower your spam with
features built into
their servers - I still like the methods that let you be
the end-decision
maker on what is spam and what isn't. If these things
worked perfectly, we
wouldn't need people and then there would be no spam
anyway - vicious
circle, eh? Anyway - I have two products to suggest to
you, look at them
and see if either of them suite your needs. Again, if
they don't, Google is
free and available for your perusal.

SpamBayes (Free!)

Spamihilator (Free!)

As I said, those are not your only options, but are
reliable ones I have
seen function for hundreds+ people.


I might get arguments on putting this one here, but it's
my spill. There are
lots of services on your PC that are probably turned on
by default you don't
use. Why have them on? Check out these web pages to
see what all of the
services you might find on your computer are and set
them according to your
personal needs. Be CAREFUL what you set to manual, and
take heed and write
down as you change things! Also, don't expect a large
performance increase
or anything - especially on todays 2+ GHz machines,
however - I look at each
service you set to manual as one less service you have
to worry about
someone exploiting. A year ago, I would have thought
the Windows Messenger
service to be pretty safe, now I recommend (with
addition of a firewall)
that most home users disable it! Yeah - this is another
one you have to
work for, but your computer may speed up and/or be more
secure because you
took the time. And if you document what you do as you
do it, next time, it
goes MUCH faster! (or if you have to go back and re-
enable things..)

Task List Programs


Black Viper's Service List and Opinions (XP)

Processes in Windows NT/2000/XP

There are also applications that AREN'T services that
startup when you start
up the computer/logon. One of the better description on
how to handle these
I have found he


That's it. A small booklet on how to keep your computer
secure, clean of
scum and more user friendly. I am SURE I missed
something, almost as I am
sure you won't read all of it (anyone for that matter.)
However, I also
know that someone who followed all of the advice above
would also have less
problems with their PC, less problems with viruses, less
problems with spam,
fewer problems with spyware and better performance than
someone who didn't.

Hope it helps.

- Shenan -
The information is provided "as is", with no guarantees
completeness, accuracy or timeliness, and without
warranties of any
kind, express or implied. In other words, read up
before you take any
advice - you are the one ultimately responsible for your

Shenan, thank you so much for taking the time to answer
my post with so much detail. Not only did I read every
word, I also made a lot of notes and recorded every
link. Yes, I am running XP, I do use the built in
firewall, I have Spybot, Adaware, Hijack This and CW
Shredder all installed and use them on a regular basis.
I use the housecall,trendmicro and the symantec security
and virus scan at the same time. Windows update informs
me when there is an update for my pc and I always install
the critical ones. My startup up programs are at a
minimum as are my running services. Actually, I am
wondering if I have something checked in Internet Options
that I shouldn't. As I mentioned before I have always
had a problem with "hungapp errors" in the event viewer
but under "security" I am getting events I really do not
understand and they keep changing, for instance
User Name: Network Service User Name: Owner
Domain: NT Authority Domain:OEMCOMPUTER
Logon Type: 5 Logon Type:2
Logon Process:Advapi Logon Process:User32

User Name:
Logon Type:3
Logon Process:NtLmSsp
Also, I am getting events "A trusted logon process has
registered with the Local Security Authority. This
logon process will be trusted to submit logon requests
(CHAP, scecli, WinlogonMSGina, KsecDD, Lan Manager
Workstation Service). These might all be normal but I
don't remember seeing all of them before.

Last month I got a new HP desktop with Win 7 32 bit. I did a full install of Office 2003 professional and set up my IMAP account with Google. It worked/is working fine. Yesterday I signed up for another webmail account (1&1) and wanted to use Outlook to also pull down messages from it. I did the normal setup from within OUTLOOK and I know I have all the correct parameters but as soon as I click on MORE SETTINGS or NEXT, I get an error message "The requested operation failed". I then closed OUTLOOK, went to CONTROL PANEL/MAIL and set it up there. This time it accepted all the parameters. But when I come back into OUTLOOK it does not work. I then went to TOOLS, EMAIL ACCOUNTS to check it out but again I cannot do anything with it (same error message). I then installed the same Office 2003 on my laptop running Win 7 32 bit and was able to setup both the Google and non-Google IMAP accounts. So it has to be something on this desktop; I am guessing a bad registry entry or corrupt file.

I tried the DETECT and REPAIR option for OFFICE under HELP (but telling it to keep my settings). No luck.

Then, based on another suggestion, I created a new PROFILE for just the new account, and set OUTLOOK to "ask for profile" when OUTLOOK starts up. Well, even though there are 2 fully-setup profiles, I now get: "no profiles have been created. To create a new profile use the Mail icon in the control panel" (which of course I did). Then I click on OK and I get "Cannot start Outlook. Unable to open the Outlook window. The server is not available. Contact your administrator". Yet when I went back to the control panel and MAIL there are two profiles, with one being the 'original one' and it is first in the profile list. Once I removed the new one profile that I created, OUTLOOK worked.

I know I can completely uninstall, clean up the registry and install OFFICE again but I don't want to lose all the custom setups.

Any ideas as to what might be wrong and what to try? Thanks!

PS: I also tried to set up a POP3 for this account and it got created but failed several of the tests...

UPDATE WITH MORE FRUSTRATION: Even after completely removing OFFICE, and running the MS program to remove OFFICE components, and then re-installing OFFICE 2003 from scratch (full install), the problem still exists. And I have heard back from one other person who has the same problem so it is not equipment-specific...

I also installed OFFICE 2010 Beta on this computer and it DOES let me create a new IMAP account BUT I have had it crash several times so I do not trust it....

Alright so I don't have home internet but, I have setup a wireless network at home. With this network I'm able to connect a Win XP Laptop to my Win7 laptop by going through the workgroup and logging in to my system. However, when I try to do the reverse and connect to the XP laptop with my Win7 laptop it gives me a DNS error. Since my network is offline I definitely can't connect to DNS but, since it's a local (Home) network it shouldn't matter (and obviously XP doesn't care).

To Clarify by connect I mean to browse the files of. Also, I did make sure that the XP system was in fact sharing it's folders via a similar process to how I enabled sharing of my Win7 folders. Any idea's on what's actually going wrong would be great (or is it just that Win7 has a bug that requires DNS to do this).

The XP machine was up to date as of SP3 (I'm updating it now though I doubt it'll make a difference). My Win7 machine is completely up to date (with the exception of my regular programs which are up to date as of 4 days ago).

Just so you all know I am also unable to update to SP1 for 7. This is however unrelated (it's because the updaters having issues accessing the special Windows Partition likely because of Ubuntu. I'll fix it later when I reformat this machine (which I planned to do anyway)).

I am using Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I have a Ceton InfinityTV PCI card and yesterday I had a update to the Ceton hardware and needed to run WMC setup again. As I was setting up the guide I found one channels listing showed "No Data Available". I have tried manual updating the guide listings for two days and it does not solve this. Before I ran the Media Center setup the guide showed listing for this channel. All other channels display listings normally but not this one.
I am attaching a screenshot showing the channel with no data, The "CW" line.

What is wrong and how do I solve this problem?

I really do not want to run the setup 'again' as it takes a while to setup the guide.

The store may be corrupt. Type regedit in Start Run and delete all these =
keys. Then read the last section carefully (Apply to All).

Delete these keys or values from the registry. This will reset many =
things like saved folder settings.
Type Regedit in Start - Run
Click Start - Turn Off Computer (or maybe Shutdown) - Ctrl + Alt + Shift =
+ click Cancel (or Close) (your Desktop and Start Menu now disappear). =
This is a clean shutdown unlike using Task Manager.

In Regedit navigate to each of these keys and delete them
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurre ntVersionExplorer and =
delete the value

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurre ntVersionExplorerCabi=
netState and delete the value

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurre ntVersionExplorerStre=
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurre ntVersionExplorerStre=
amsMRU (may not exist)
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell Bags
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell NoRoamBagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell NoRoamBags
[the above one is what reset deletes, 90% of the time it is sufficient =
but 10% of the time the BagMRU needs to be deleted too. If you know what =
cross linked files are the same thing is happening here - the BagMRU =
point to the wrong Bag or serveral BagMRU point to the same bag]

Then in Task Manager, File - Run type explorer. (Start menu and Desktop =
come back).

You then need to reconfigure explorer and the desktop.

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Understanding Saved Views and Browsing Folders
In Windows 2000 Professional, the view you use is not always permanently =
saved in Windows Explorer. You can control whether the views you use are =
saved permanently or temporarily by using the Remember each folder's =
view settings check box on the View tab of the Folder Options dialog box =
(see figure 9.3).=20

By default the Remember each folder's view settings option is enabled. =
When you choose to leave this setting enabled, the following happens:=20

a.. The changes you make to a folder's view is automatically saved =
when you close the folder.=20
b.. The view you use to view one folder is not applied to other =
c.. When you open a folder, it opens in the view you used when you =
last viewed it.=20
When you clear the check box for Remember each folder's view settings, =
the following happens:=20

a.. When you start Windows Explorer, the first folder you view =
displays in the folder's saved view. Windows Explorer holds that view in =
temporary memory and applies it to all the folders that you visit while =
Windows Explorer remains open unless you manually alter the view.=20
b.. As you browse to other folders (after the initial folder is =
opened), the saved view for each folder is ignored, and when you quit =
Windows Explorer, the folder view that you have been using to view =
multiple folders is deleted from temporary memory.=20
c.. The next time you open Windows Explorer, once again, it is the =
saved view of the first folder you open that determines how you view =
multiple folders.=20
Setting All Folders to the Same View
Some users want to have all their Windows Explorer folders set to the =
same view. In Windows 2000 Professional, the default setting is that any =
change made to a folder's view is automatically saved when you close the =
folder and is not applied to other folders. However, you can set all =
folders to the same view by using the Folder Options command as =
described in the following procedure.=20

To set all folders to the same view=20
1.. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, set the view to your =
2.. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.=20
3.. In the Folder Options dialog box, click the View tab.=20
4.. Under Folder Views, click Like Current Folder.=20
Important The Remember each folder's view settings check box on the View =
tab of the Folder Options dialog box (see Figure 9.3) affects how the =
view settings of individual folders are applied and saved. For more =
information about the impact of clearing this check box, see =
"Understanding Saved Views and Browsing Folders" earlier in this =

Windows 2000 Resource Kit

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And check

HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPol iciesExplorer=20
Data type Range Default value=20
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0 =20

Prevents users from saving certain changes to the=20
desktop. Users can change the desktop, but some changes,=20
such as the positions of open windows and the size and=20
position of the taskbar, are not saved when users log=20
off. Shortcuts placed on the desktop are always saved.

This entry stores the setting of the Don't save settings=20
at exit Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the=20
registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If=20
you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group=20
Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the system=20
behaves as though the value is 0.

Value Meaning=20
0 (or not in registry) The policy is disabled or=20
not configured. Changes to the desktop are saved.=20
1 The policy is enabled. Some changes to the desktop are not saved.=20

Windows 2000 Resource Kit Reference

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Saved folder settings are stored in BagMRU. Defaults and =
network/removable drives are stored in Streams key (as everything was in =
earlier versions).=20

You have to do Apply To All while in a file folder.=20
For each type of object (File Folder, Control Panel, My Computer, etc) =
that you do an Apply to All in it's clsid and the settings are =
created/updated at=20
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurre ntVersionExplorerStre=

{F3364BA0-65B9-11CE-A9BA-00AA004AE837} is ordinary folders, and other =
numbers are what ever they are (My Comp, Control Panel, etc - note My =
Docs is an ordinary folder). They only appear IF you do an apply to all =
in that type of object.

as well as a higher set of defaults at=20
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurre ntVersionExplorerStre=

So the point being in the order that you do things. You want to do your =
overall default setting last. This is how I advised someone who asked

Can someone please tell me how to force Windows to keep=20
the seperate folder view settings I choose? I have=20
checked and rechecked the box in folder options for it to=20
remember, but it has no memory for that issue. To be more=20
specific; I want to always have the thumbnail view in My=20
Pictures and also in the Control Panel Dialog, but every=20
time I open them I have to manually set that view.

Set Control Panel how you want then Tools - View - Apply To All Folders. =
This sets the global default and the Control Panel type of objects =
defaults (but the system default remains the same - it can't be changed =
but all other defaults/settings override it). Then go to an ordinary =
folder (as My Pics is for this feature) and set it how you want all =
folders but CP. Then Tools - View - Apply To All Folders. This sets the =
global default and the file folder type of object defaults (CP's default =
settings will still override the global). Then set My Pics how you want =
it and do nothing else as we are saving it by the checkbox Remember =

DesktopMy CompC:Documents & Settingsuser nameMy DocsMy Pics
is a different setting to
DesktopMy CompMy DocsMy Pics

There is some searching for similar settings but the path used, if too =
different, means it won't find the settings for similar named folders.

The system defaults (and saved settings for individual folders already =
opened) are the only setting unless you've done an Apply To All, eg no =
global or type defaults.

Plus if you hold down control and click close while in a file folder it =
also updates=20
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurre ntVersionExplorer=20

This is mainly setting irrelevent things except it holds the global =
sort, which all the others override. But File Open dialog boxes only use =
this setting, so it basically only affects sorting in File Open dialogs. =
But it seems that sometimes an earlier windows versions setting get =
written here and other settings then aren't saved

War on the Pachyderms Terrorists
"Maerko" wrote in message =
If Win Explorer can't remember the view of individual folders then=20
the sual fix is to delete some registry keys and raise the value in=20
a couple of other related keys.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell NoRoamBagMRU]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell NoRoamBags]
The entries on my taskbar menus forget their sequence. Kelly's=20
taskbar tool doesn't help. I have found only one registry key with=20
my taskbar menu's name in it. And it seems very similar to the=20
other two keys I mentioned above.=20
1003SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellNoRoamBagMRU 1113
Does anyone know if I can I delete something in this key and=20
"restart" the sort order of this taskbar menu's entries?
I am a bit reluctant to delete it because when I look at the=20
registry then this key is very deeply nested amongst all sorts of=20
keys with names of only 1 and 2 and 3 as their name! Theer must be=20
about 80 or 100.
Also, what is that long number near the beginning of the key?

OK, I had a messed up computer from Gateway. It is now several years old and I am surprised I did not have problems until now. When I first got it, it came with MS Office97 SBE installed. For some bizarre reason it was installed twice -- in C:/MSOffice *and* in D:/Program Files/Microsoft Office. I have NO idea why, but it worked, so I never changed it.

I have gone through every upgrade and patch -- Outlook98, SR1, SR2a, etc. and I have had very little problem -- until the most recent patch (RTF Template Macro). NOW the two versions of Office are in conflict and it was not possible for me to update. The patch thought I was at SR1 level, yet all my programs say SR2 in the Help|About box.

I verified that the Program Files version was the most recent, and then I compulsively moved ALL of the other files into the corresponding and matching folders -- being very careful to save the most recent version of each file.

I then went through the registry and found EVERY entry for the MSOffice directory and I correctly altered them. I also checked Win.ini and System.ini.

Excel and Outlook98 work find. However, when I open Word I get this warning:

/! Error. The wrong wwintl32.dll has been loaded. Make sure that the Word directory is in the path.

WHERE is this being loaded from? I cannot find a reference to it in the registry. The file is presently in C:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office -- like MANY of my Word files are. How do I make sure the Word directory is in the path?? Thanks.

Hmmm... I found this:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/q172/7/65.asp ...but it is NOT quite the same message. I think there is NO way out except to reinstall Word and re-run ALL the updates!

What do I need to SAVE to keep my Toolbars and customizations?

Helping a friend with a very odd problem and am totally stumped so looking for suggestions. Here's the issue - this guy keeps on his laptop (Win 7 64) a desktop populated with about 40 internet shortcuts. The issue is that - on system start, if any desktop shortcut is doubleclicked the shortcut closest to the bottom right of the screen will actually open. If the webpage associated with the bottom right shortcut is closed, MOST of the time clicking the original shortcut will lead to the correct webpage, but sometimes it takes several tries. After the problem corrects itself, usually after closing the wrong web page and trying again, but sometimes only after multiple tries, shortcuts open the correct webpage until the computer is restarted again.

If I take the bulk of the shortcuts off the desktop, clicking on an interior shortcut will activate the lowest right icon on the desktop regardless of whether it's an internet shortcut or some other type.

So - steps I have taken. First, checking for malware - system is totally clean. Secondly - troubleshooted as many different things as I could, including removing most of the shortcuts from the desktop, resetting all file associations to defaults, a few registry edits I found online to fix odd issues, uninstalling recent updates (he said the problem began with SP1), switching to Firefox, running a Windows Fixit for the desktop, creating a new desktop and moving his stuff there, etc. None of which fixed the issue.

So - I decided to back him up and reinstall Windows. I made a system image of his current configuration, created a normal Windows backup and also one using Windows Easy Transfer. Reinstalled Windows using the factory image on his system, restored his data using the Easy Transfer backup - and problem came back with his settings!

ARRRGH - I am stumped, I can find nobody else with this same issue on the web no matter how I try to search, I don't want to have to do another factory restore and lose all his settings (it's a big enough pain in the neck to reinstall all his software and do all the updates, which are only partially done at this point). What I would most prefer would be someone who knows what the heck the problem is, how to fix it, and then I can restore the original system image and make the problem go away