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I can not find a thread for this so I have to make one.I have a external harddrive and at times it will not empty.I have tried the following command prompt to correct this.The command is rd /s C:recycler.I have changed the C: to the G: without any luck.Most of the time Crapcleaner does a fine job but it will not empty the files from the external drive.I know that I have no system files on the external drives for it is used only for my mp3's and to keep some patches for gaming.The folder is called Dg23 which was a patch that I used.This is why at times I can not stand these products by Microsoft.Something this simple and mundane should never happen at all.

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The C drive of my computer recently crashed and I had to import pst files into Outlook from various sources where I have stored it in the past. This lead to duplicates, numerous pst files and missing emails.

This is the current state of affairs:

I have now more than 5 GB of emails.

The programs I could find on the internet were mostly trial versions that did not help. I bought Advanced Outlook Repair, which caused more duplicates!

Basically, I want to combine/merge the folders, get rid of the duplicates and save my archives on a HD and/or on DVDís. Currently, I have Personal folders, Outlook folders, Archived folders, etc.

So, to summarize, reduce all the pst folders to only a few (current and archives)

Would there be a possibility to take a group of folders e.g. archived folders, import them into Outlook and then export them again to a "new" archived folder. I suppose I will need to empty the whole of Outlook (perhaps move the source pst folder) or is there a free program that would help me with some of the stages?

Or what commercial programmes are there that what do this, but I am not keen to spend more money.

PS: And to make matters worse, I found more pst folders in My Documents. I have now more than 20 gig of folders. I started importing them to Outlook, but my C drive is now full and I need to transfer photos, etc to my E drive.

Surely there must be an easier way or why did MS make it so difficult??

I realize these were mentioned before, but for the life of me I could not find them so I am starting a new thread titled for these. They are important enough they deserve to be able to be found easily.

Add Shutdown and Restart shortcuts to your desktop:


Right click empty spot on desktop and select New, Shortcut

Copy and paste the following in the Window that pops up:

C:WindowsSystem32shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f

Click Next and Name this Shutdown, then click Finish


Right click empty spot on desktop and select New, Shortcut

Copy and paste the following in the Window that pops up:

C:WindowsSystem32shutdown.exe -r -t 00 -f

Click Next and Name this Restart, then click Finish

The only difference in the 2 commands is the character in red.

To add these same Tiles on the Metro Start Menu:

Navigate to: C:Users[USERNAME]AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms

Right Click in this folder and select New Shortcut.

Duplicate the steps for Shutdown and Restart above.

In each of the above shortcuts you can right click the short cuts and select properties. This will allow you to go to properties and change the icons to something slightly more appealing than the generic icons that Win 8 CP assigns.

These command switches are set as follows:

The -f is an extra command that was added in XP that forced running apps to close prior to a shutdown. This extra command appears not to be necessary in Win 7 or Win 8 but does not hurt to have included.

A list of commands can be found at this MS site. You can see the -r and -s commands as well. As you can see the -t switch sets the timer to 00 seconds (this can be set to what ever you specify in your shutdown/restart command)

Came across this guide & FAQ which may be of some help to those running servers.


What's Too Small?
But What About Upgrading?

What To Move?

Exchange Databases
SQL Databases
Other Data Files
Log Files
Webs and Other IIS Services
Shadow Copy Data
Shared Folders
Virtual Machines
WSUS Updates
DLLCache & ServicePackFiles
Move Certificate Server Data

What Else To Do?

Remove Old NTBackup Catalogs
Remove Old NTUnininstall Folders
Memory Dumps
Bad Applications
Check User Profiles
Check Temp Folders
Change Print Spool Folder
Move/Empty the Software Distribution Directory Posted Image
Move the WinSXS Directory Posted Image
Move Active Directory

I'm Still In Need of More Space!
When You Really Do Need To Resize
Creative Alternatives
Full Guide @ Managing Your Server's Boot Drive (a.k.a. Managing Your Server's C: Drive)


I read, all over the web, comments regarding the dislike for the forthcoming Windows 8, and in particular, and in fact almost exclusively, criticism of the (as it was called) Metro.

I was urged to print my own thoughts on the subject, and I published an article which I have repeated here, in which I stated, imo, that "Metro" was a replacement for the start menu, and, for new users, if they accepted that concept, it becomes easier to use. You could regard the "All Apps" as the extra selections you get, if you open the default folders in the Windows 7 start menu.

When I booted up Windows 7 and earlier, I arrived at a desktop - fine. (exactly, even, as in a linux distribution) It has never crossed my mind that the little globe, bottom left, was any other than where I started to look to go further into my applications. ie. "The Start menu".(Unless, of course, I had all my shortcuts set up in the taskbar and desktop - not my practice.)

However, for what it is worth, this is how I see the "Metro"

My first comment is that, whilst, from the beginning, Microsoft and followers have touted the Metro as the new desktop, this was a mistake. I cannot see it as such. To me it is a new, graphical, start menu. It is designed, primarily, for touchscreens, but there is no reason why it cannot, with a little compromise, be adjusted for normal mouse use.

The following is based on those thoughts. I am indicating, solely, how I have found a use for it, or an alternative method of successfully using Windows 8. The OS is an advancement on Windows 7, in performance, but not enough, in my opinion, to warrant the purchase of it - particularly for mass purchasers.

However. here I go. two basic methods. One for those who would like to try and use the Metro Start menu, another for those who want to be more familiar in old surroundings.

Metro users.

Let me ask, here, do you, users, really have a daily requirement for all of those apps which are put into the old legacy menu, and now Metro. Those who are heavily into graphic operations may need more than me, and there are other aspects of computer use with the same need. But I have eliminated mine to ten programs I use in my daily work.

So, on the Metro screen, let us right click an app icon. A bar menu appears on the bottom, like this:

Attachment 524

Here, as you can see, you can Unpin it, which tucks it away. You can even Uninstall it if that is the way you want to go. Even better, which really is concerned with my next section, you can Pin it to the start.
When you have done this, you can rearrange the remaining icons, in your preferred order.

Now comes a partly hidden function. Click, over on the bottom right, the small minus sign. Now you will have a miniaturised picture of your Metro. Right click any of the groups, which you have prearranged. Another bar menu! You can name those groups.

As I stated, I have eliminated mine to a mere ten items, but for the purpose of this Demo, here is my full Metro, on a complete and new installation:

Attachment 525

So, there we have a graphical start menu. What about all those unused apps. - Just right Click on the Metro, and, bottom right, is some text "All Apps". Click there and you have a whole bunch of every app on your computer.
Now, if you click any app, on your Metro all "All Apps" Window, it will open in the normal way. But, if you close it, you will find yourself on the legacy desktop. Bu***ger. But click the "Windows" key, and you are back in your Metro Start menu.
That is all, in the context of this post, there is to say on the use of the Metro

You don't want Metro.

Fair enough. If you click the Desktop icon, in Metro, you will find yourself on the legacy desktop. Darn, its totally empty. No problem, it is customisable in exactly the manner to which you've been used to - right click and "personalise".

But where is the good old start menu? A big omission, on Microsoft's part, to omit that. But no problem again.
Download and install the well known "Classic Menu".

Welcome to Classic Shell

This is incredibly customisable,. It even has a choice of start orbs. Within the options is one which enables a user to boot straight through to the desktop, bypassing the Metro completely. Classic, can be set up almost 100% to emulate the old Windows 7 menu.

But maybe you would like to use one of the other third party start menus? There are several around, if you google, but I dont think, imho, that they compete with the Classic.

If, again, that is the road you wish to take, forget about the "Classic" download and install the attached little gem. Select the option to bypass the Metro. Install your own menu.

One last. If you want to persist, and use the facilities available, right click in the bottom left corner of the desktop.. This popup has become known as the "Power" menu. It is also customisable, but this involves a little hacking and manipulation, and I don't consider it to be the subject of this post.

That's about it, but a comment for your thoughts.
In Windows 7, for example, you are in and using an App. You close it and wish to go to another App.

1. Click the Orb.
2. Click "All programs"
3. Click your desired shortcut.
3 clicks.
In Windows 8
1. Click the "Windows" key
2. Click your shortcut Icon.

-See the difference.

I should also add that my personal use of a computer, often takes me to a situation where I need to have several windows open on the desktop. This cannot be done with Metro Apps - so far. To me, the solution was simple - I don't use them. You can find a wealth of alternative, non metro apps on the web, which can accomplish the same things. I have weakened and downloaded a couple of time wasters from the "Store". Card games and Backgammon as two examples.

There are other aspects of Windows 8, which users could comment on. IMO, it has a slightly improved performance. I would not consider that improvement enough to warrant its purchase, particular for an office with a multi purchase requirement. And, of course, even for a desktop user, I cannot grasp the idea of the average secretary typing on a touchscreen - lol. - but that is an otpion.

Good luck. I hope it will work for you, but do try and have fun exploring the possibilities I have mentioned

Howdy folks. Here's the skinny.

A friend of mine recently bought two new things within about a month of eachother; first was the aformentioned HP Photosmart C6100 printer with built in WiFi, and not long after that, a shiny new laptop with Vista Home Premium on.

I had his wireless network humming with his previous XP machine and this printer before: he is an RVer, and therefore he uses a Verizon card for his broadband access, freeing up his ethernetwork for printing on-the-fly, as advertised by HP. His built-in WiFi card is set up with a static IP network through a Linkys router, with the only other node being the WiFi printer (also a static IP, natch).

Here's the problem: After I install the *ahem* NEW Vista drivers obtained from the HP site, the first few print jobs go off without a hitch. Invariably, however, I get a call within a few days, and the printer has disappeared from the Printers folder, Leaving only the standard print-to-file options in the Send To dialogue when the print command is invoked.

A perusal of the Network folder shows that the printer is located right where it should be, with the correct IP address and everything -- yet the printer no longer exists to the print subsytem. Any attempt at printer discovery also comes up empty.

If I uninstall the (bloated, ridiculously huge) HP driver software and reinstall it, it works again, even through a hard reboot of both the printer and the laptop. But 48 hours later, lo and behold, its tits-up once again.

Any ideas?


on Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 when trying to add a printer i get a message that Explorer.exe has caused an access violation. from the event log the entire message is

Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.6001.18164, time stamp 0x4907e791, faulting module comctl32.dll, version 6.10.6001.18000, time stamp 0x4791adad, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0000000000176d6e, process id 0x121c, application start time 0x01c9724e42822256.

from looking on the Internet i have deleted all my printers from the registry and have made sure that the
c:windowssystem32spoolprinters folder is empty. but doing both did not solve the problem.

does anyone have any idea what to do next?

I just bought this computer and am having problems with WMP. I moved all my music and pictures to my ext hd before decommissioning the old computer but can't get them to the new one properly. I'm not the sharpest here so bear with me. I thought the new puter would see the songs and grab them but not so. Apparently when I trasferred them to the ext hd I did so improperly. THey are all there, or at least they were until I did a complete reinstall of windows 7 trying to fix things which made all of them I had managed to get in the library COMPLETELY disappear/delete (all folders empty with correct names). I have roughly 500 cd's ripped to here and when the transfer from the old hd to the ext hd took place they went to it merely under the drive letter then into a folder with the group/artist name, which is around 250 groups/artists total. After the reinstall I apparently ran into the 50 folder library limit again and it wouldn't let ma add anymore to the library. I can live with that if there's a way to make wmp see all my music each time I open it, but I cannot figure out how to do this. I see I can make a new folder with each artist but how will wmp recognize it? If it doesn't then wmp is not worth a s^&t. I mean, have they actually set this up where you can only have 50 groups/artists on your wmp? Surely they aren't so stupid to limit that. If so, I need to find another player and tell MS to kiss it. I have Zune but it's pulling it's stuff from wmp so it's no help either. On top of that, I ran the wmp troubleshooter after I could no longer add more to it and it said "Media library is corrupted" Does that mean it corrupted when I transferred it all to the ext hd or the wmp program is corrupted? I did the reinstall because I thought I might have a bad wmp but it still is the same. As I said, my files are there and playable on the ext hd even if not in the wmp library (except the ones I mentioned). If I have to, I have already resigned myself to the horrible thought of rerippingand deleting the crummy songs with all these if need be, will just take a few months to have enough time to get to it all and would hate like heck to have reformattted the ext hd only to find this all happens the same way again. I would probably be ready to kill someone at that point. So, what do I/can I do and how the heck do I do it?

So a little background on how I got to my current situation then to the problem.

I have 2 WD Hard drives, (C:)1 for speed (H:)1 for space...

The fast one had windows XP on it which i ended up erasing and replacing with Win7.
The one for space I ended up transferring my text files, music, movies, games too.

Windows7 Installed like a charm pc runs fine butttt in my H:/ Drive I have a folder that appears empty yet in properties it has nearly 7 gigs of used space.....

I found out it was a hidden recyclebin when i clicked to "Encrypt" the folder.

So after everything I tried to 'recover' the files that I may have lost, I figured i'd give you guys a shot of it first before just deleting the folder.

Hello, I've experienced today a weird "error", that I even do not know how to search for it. Let me explain:

I had win 7 (32bit) installed at job, and worked on it for more than a year. Two weeks ago I got a new HDD and decided to make a clean install, starting from scratch. So, i disconected the old HDD with Win 7 on it (removed all wires, sata etc), connected the new empty HDD (C:) and performed the Win 7 full install (with same licence I had on the old one).

I shut down the computer, reconnect the old HDD (as G:) - I needed it for the jobs archive on it - and enterd the bios, disabled the boot for it and started the comp with the new Win 7.

All went OK, and after a week I decided to free some space on the old HDD (G:) so I made a dump folder on it which I was planning to delete and started to move everything from old HDD root into that folder. When I reached to the old users folder, there were some files I could not move, I clicked "try again" twice with no succes and sudenly my desktop blanked and all icons dissapeared from it. I recieved some message about "system files" and when I accesed (C:) My Computer, in Users - on my new HDD with the actual running Win 7 everything was gone... How is it possible to move some old win 7 files from an HDD (G:) that was not in the system when I installed a new Win 7 on other HDD (C:), AND WIN 7 to start moving his own files?

I had some luck in a restore point made a week ago and managed to repair Win 7.

I researched the problem and did not find anything. I did not made any hard links or similar and I do not understand how files and folders became jammed between old HDD with Win7 and the new one? Both, with all files, were installed and had real files, with no shortcuts.

Can anyone help me? Can anyone explain what happened? How can I empty the old HDD without affecting this weird connection between independent files?

Thank you, Max

My computer is now useless.

I had windows XP, and recently decided to upgrade to 7, skipping Vista. I have all my important files backed up, and I intend to reformat the hard drive and start fresh. I put in the Windows 7 disk, clicked through the various "customize" and "advanced" tabs on the screen where I select a drive to install to, selected the drive I wanted, and hit "format", and verified that I really meant to do that. Nothing appeared to be happening, so I got up and made some lunch, and when I came back nothing still appeared to be happening. I assumed that it might format the drive during the next step. I am still not clear whether this is the case or not.

I selected the drive and proceeded with the installation. It said it was copying the files from the disk, then expanding the files, but it remained at 0% files expanded for several minutes before informing me that the files were missing, and the installation could not continue. It took me back to the first screen, and I tried all the prior steps again, twice, both with and without selecting format and had identical results. I decided to restart and try again, which I did by closing the installation window and verifying the restart, only to have more identical results.

Frustrated, I decided to simply upgrade the XP installation to 7 and then manually delete the chaff from the HDD when the process was finished. I restarted again, this time selecting upgrade from the menu, where it informed me that I had to open this option while running my previous version of Windows. I restarted yet again, this time not booting from the DVD, and saw "BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

Getting pretty sick of restarting repeatedly and getting nowhere (it keeps going downhill from here), I nonetheless tried again, to be greeted with the same message. I finally resorted to firing up my trusty Compaq laptop slab from 2001 (where I am writing this right now) and Googling the error, and came up with two possible fixes to try.

Rebooting to the DVD, I selected "repair your computer" instead of install, but the list of existing operating systems was empty. I hit "use recovery tools (yadda yada)" anyway, opened the terminal, and tried startup repair, which said it could not fix my problem. Then, I opened the terminal and tried bootrec.exe /fixboot (successful), bootrec.exe /fixmbr (successful), and bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd (0 windows installations identified). Restarted, got same error. Thinking that the empty existing operating systems list and the rebuildbcd message meant that something was wrong with my XP install now, I dug out my dusty old XP disk and tried to use it to repair or reformat the drive in a desperate bid to regain some usefulness from my machine.

It BSoD'd before geting to any options, and continues to do so if I restart and try again.

So, to recap:
Can't finish windows 7 installation, it can't find the files it just copied.
Can't open previous XP installation, it can't find the bootmgr.
Can't upgrade XP to 7, it requires me to be in XP first.
Can't fix the bootmgr, it doesn't think the XP install is there.
Can't install fresh XP, it BSoDs.
Can't do anything with my computer anymore, see above.

How do I proceed?

EDIT: Ah, forgot the hardware. Knew I was going to ramble on for pages and forget something crucial.

Processor: Intel Core2 Quad, 8 GB RAM, GeForce GT120, 1.5 TB HDD.

EDIT2: Might as well post updates as I slog through this. Have decided that, rather than the entire XP install being faulty, it may just be the THEM SOFTWARE THINGS WOT MAKE HARDWARE THINGS GO GOOD for the chipset, which, on checking nvidia's site, seem to have separate versions for 2000/xp and vista/7. These include the SATA controllers, which could mean that the 7 disk is inconsistently reading the contents of the entire drive, not just the XP files. My theory is this would explain most of my problems: 7 won't install because it can't read the files it just wrote, and its boot manager can't be fixed to deal with the XP install because it can't read the hard disk it's on.

Current problem: the chipset FILES FOR TELLING COMPUTER BITS HOW TO WORK HARD from nvida are packaged in an installer .exe, which obviously doesn't register on the 7 disk as being THIS WORD ALSO MEANS PEOPLE WHO STEER CARS AROUND. I can't install the MORE OF THEM ONES AND ZEROES on the computer that needs them because it isn't working, and I can't install the THIS IS A GOLF WORD TOO on this working laptop (to port over afterwards) because it doesn't need them. Why is it packaged like this? Do I really have to find another, already-functional computer with the same motherboard? I'm assuming this was Gateway's way of making sure you couldn't do anything with their computers. I'm going to keep mucking through Google in the hopes that I will somehow find the I AM NOT GOOD AT GOLFS files intact and free of their obstinate and unnecessary .exe wrapper, but this seems unlikely. I may have to just replace the motherboard.

EDIT3: apparently a common and relevant word has been filtered out on this forum, in what I must assume is a concerted effort to stifle clarity. Previous edit has been altered accordingly, now you can all rest easy.

EDIT4: I found partial success upon trying to install the VROOM VROOMS on my laptop, then renaming the folder it unpacked the files into before it got to the part in the installation where it told me they wouldn't work with my computer and deleted the files. Unfortunately the resulting folder is quite large. I've trial-and-errored most of the files that would seem most likely to be the correct ones but haven't found anything yet. Not sure how to proceed if this proves fruitless.

This was my original posting and was advised to start a new thread

Originally Posted by Grufty666

Hi Guys
i am suffering a similar event it starts with media player opening on its own and a warning message comes on stating that the media player library has become corrupt then i get a sudden bright flash on the screen and then the BSOD the computer locks up but not the mouse and i have to do a forced reboot this has happened about 12 times in 5 days everything in the computer is brand new only a week old any suggestions?

You advised me to send in the dmp files but i looked in the minidump folder and it is completely empty

my system consists of :-

motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
Graphics 2 of Geforce GTX580
PSU Corsair AX1200
Processor Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40 Ghz 3.70 Ghz
Sound Xonar D2X
Monitor 3 of Benq XL2410T
1 of 120 GB SSD for operating system
1 of 420 GB hi speed for gaming
2 of 3 TB for storage
Keyboard Logitech G19
Mouse Logitech G9X

not sure if any of this will help also nothing is overclocked and the cpu and memory monitor never spikes or goes above 20%

hi guys

i just bought HP laptop DV6 , windows7 ,

i took all the videos and pictures from my old pc and put them in my new laptop

i installed programs like photoshop , illustrator and coral painter

after a few days suddenly i found my picture and video folder are empty !!!!!!am so shocked i didnt delete them, thy just disappeared suddenly , i typed in the search the name of a folder or a video , they told me it have been moved to somewhere or been deleted , till now i cant find them , please tell me that thy still in the laptop please help

First of all I have to tell you I'm not native English speaker. So please accept my apologize for my English usage.

I really want a solutions for these.

After I installed Microsoft .NET framework and few programs such database program,ancient font program.I've change my wallpaper once.


1. I can't change Theme and background picture anymore. No matter what kind of Picture type .JPG .GIF . even windows background that comes with system. Its error will show " Internal error occurred"

2.There's no thumbnail view for picture in general folders. I mean when I open folder , There's only file name and empty white box instead of tiny picture.
No display for large Icon option, medium option or extra large icon. Also Icon picture.
but for list view, detail view , tiles view are fine.

3. I can't use some program such Windows7manager , Picasa
Here's error " Microsoft .NET Framework"
The type initializer for "W7MPCL.determinePassword" threw an exception"
This error also showing up when I open notebook.

I've been tried several ways to solve before. Close Net framework 3.5 feature , re-install, restore system before it occurred but still the same, remove program and re-install, Check malware and virus , Check service , google for solution.
I Still can't fix these problems.

Thanks for your kind.

Hey Guys,
After trying to get my 2 windows 7 machines and mac osx to share a network I have completely screwed up my main windows 7 machine. In the tutorial which can be found here File sharing between XP, Vista and OS X on a local network - Page 4 - PC & Desktop Computers

one of the steps was to go into regedit and change the login screen so the "share" user wouldnt appear on startup. However I have accidently changed it so the administrator user doesnt show up at startup and cant figure out how to logon to the other account.

This is the part from cnet...
Hide the share user from the Welcome screen

Just like XP, if you're using the classic CTRL+ALT+DEL log-on screen, then this isn't needed and you can go on to the next step. If you are using the Welcome screen however, you might want to hide the share user in order to keep things tidy.
We'll need the Registry Editor for this piece of magic, so click the Windows button, type regedit in the search box and hit the Enter key.
Once the Registry editor loads, you'll want to browse to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon folder. Right click on the Winlogon folder, choose New and then Key. Enter SpecialAccounts, and hit the Enter key. Right click on SpecialAccounts, choose New and then Key, and enter UserList, and hit the Enter key.
Select UserList on the left, then right click in an empty portion of the right-hand pane and select New and then DWORD (32-bit) Value. Enter the name of the user you don't want to turn up on the log-on screen (in this case, share), close the Registry Editor and then logout. The extra user should now be gone from the list. Note that this will also hide the share user from the User Accounts Control Panel, so you'll need to delete the username key from the registry you just entered, or double click on it and set Value data to 1.

Hello All.
Please read completely. I m sorry for writing complete story but problem can not be solved without telling complete story.

I know there may be experts here. I need help from all of you.

I bought my Laptop few days ago. It was equipped with windows 7 ULTIMATE x64 with 6gb ram, 500 gb HDD.
The problem appeared all of a sudden when after few days, while doing work, i opened my User Folder and noticed that all data has been removed form it, including My Documents, Music, Pics, Downloads or what ever all includes in User Folder. And when i opened start menu, all program entries from start menu are also vanished out. But programs are still there in my Program Files folder in C drive.
Note: I have Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 with Updated Virus Definitions. So i don't think there is a chance of Malware activity with Updated Anti Virus.
Anyhow i managed to recover some of my Data with data recovery software. I i was unable to figure out what actually happened. I searched so far on Internet for it. Came to close the solution when some other person was with same situation and he also had done whatever i had done.
Now What I had Done?
I was starting my preinstallled Outlook Express 2010. (A program of Microsoft Office 2010 Suite). I did not responded and got doing setup for first use , i closed it from task manager and again tried to start it, Same condition. And i also tried to connect Bluetooth data transfer to some other laptop also. but it was failed. I restarted system and what happened is above problem i defined. User Folder empty and start menu empty. Programs unusable because all the setting was in User Folder but they still in Program Files Folder.

Huhhhhhhhhhhh, i reinstalled windows and restored my files that were recovered.
Just after few days, same problem happens, but this time, Everything is ok, but Start Menu was empty. I tried to restore but every restore point is not working as it is not completely restored , so i have to undo. remain at same situation.
This time, i m wandering that i had not installed even Microsoft Outlook Express. But i think problem may arise with driver Update from "Driver Max" software or CCLEANER Software i use, but i checked c cleaner thoroughly , but there is no option selected to clean start menu out. Another problem that i think may caused by me , that when scanning registry in c cleaner, it suggested invalid entries removal from registry that i removed all by c cleaner without backing it up.

I think c claner was suggesting "start menu entries clean form registry that lost conneciton with programs". This mean something happened before c cleaner that broke connection between shortcuts and original programs.

I m unable to figure out what is happening and what will happen if it keep doing same again and again after reinstalling windows also. There must be solution that where the hell problem occurs. What cleans start menu and User Folder. Is it Bluetooth problem.
Note again: I have again full scanned my computer to check if it is virus but no virus is found in any of my devices and PC.

Please EXPERTS , please please please help me. I m in trouble.
Thank you all in anticipation.

Alright, I have a couple of issues that all came up the day after I ran a scan on my computer with Advanced System Care Pro. I've been using the product for a few months now without any issues. Now it seems like the computer is not recognizing my user settings. Here are my problems.
When I open mydocuments or any other folder in my library, it is empty. I can click on my computer, go to my user, and go into my documents, and everything is still there. I have done a default reset on my library and tried changing the locations of everything, and nothing works. My programs are there, my desktop still has the files on there.
Also, the program and file search on the startup window does not work anymore.
And every time I click on a folder, it opens a new window. I have done a settings reset and changed it to open folders in the current window, and nothing has worked. A
Anyone have any idea?


yesterday after rebooting, all my view setting got crazy!

here are the list of changes that made:

*no wallpaper on desktop, only icons and taskbar on black wallpaper.
*cannot add or change wallpaper, even default win7. without any error massege
*clear type got uncheked in view setting
*cannot see large thumbnails in folders. its show empty , and not pics preview (only on large thumbnails)
*even in view customise (where you change the wallpaper,colors..) i dont see windows 7 themes. all black.

i scan for viruses and maleware. i try to made a system restore, try to reinstall video card driver.
i even tried to return the folders i move before.

what i do before rebooting?
*move some private folders to my external hd. absolutely not system folders.
*move the folder that contain my active wallpaper.(i didnt save the theme, and after i move some pics folder (that had the active wallpaper pic), and rebooting all got crazy).
*install norton ghost, seagate manager, comado cleaner, foldersizes.

windows 7 ultimate 86X

here some pics to understand the damage:



This subject might have been dealt with many times in this forum. I did search for posts before this, but I didn't find actually what I was looking for as regards the windows search.

I have Windows 7 Pro x64, I use a limited user (and another one with administrator privileges, obviously). When I try to search for programs using the start menu search (from all programs section), there aren't any results.

For instance, I try to search for HTC Sync, which I can see in "All programs", but it doesn't show up. On the other hand, a program like Firefox, that I can find, even though I don't see any entries of Firefox in "All programs"(!). And I don't know why.

It seems rather messed up, because some entries within the start menu are empty, even though the programs are installed. For instance, Nero 7 folder is there, but it's empty. However, HTC Sync is in "All programs", but I still can't find in start menu search.

Another example would be Outlook. When I search for it, it does show me "outlook" within the "Programs" section, and not "Microsoft Outlook 2010" as I am positive it should have. This tells me that it finds "outlook" somewhere else, and I can't figure out where.

This problem is partially solved by pining shortcuts to Start Menu, which of course is not a viable solution, because I should pin all programs there and the start menu would brim with shortcuts.

I can infer from the fact that some entries are empty that there are some problems with the administrator rights (every time I install a program, I need the admin password - which is what I choose it to be for security reasons), therefore I would gather that the owner of some files might be the administrator, and not the normal user which I use(?) But that does not make too much sense.

Windows 7 should and is built this way - to be able to use a limited user in normal circumstances and give him rights to the software you install, etc.

I want to remove (not hide) favorites so they don't come back. I have googled all morning trying to find a solution (besides spending a day in IE8 removing favorites one by one). I have found a couple references to editing the registry to make the name of the favorites links folder invisible (blank string). But this is for XP.

I don't mean remove the favorites Icon from the explorer window, or from IE8 interface. I mean, remove favorites so when I ope IE8, the favorites are empty, and never return.

Any help most tremendously appreciated....


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