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I CANNOT BRING UP THE WINDOW WITH THE USUAL CHOICES EG. REGISTRY CHECK, COMPACTING DISC hAROLD ELLISON HALELLISON@CABLEONE.NET

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Change password


Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select safe mode with command prompt
Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system
Click "Start" icon in the lower left corner of your computer screen
Type the word "run" in the window that appears.
A second pop-up window will appear; type in the letters "cmd," then select "OK."
This will bring up the black DOS command screen.
Type next to the administrator account the following command: net(space)user(space) the username(i.e. johnadams) *. After typing this command, hit "ENTER" on your keyboard.
Type in a new password in the command screen prompt that ask you to type a password. Type the new password again once you are asked to confirm.
Type the word "Exit." This will bring you back to your login screen.
Enter the new password that you selected.

Sep 22, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Activate AERO - If AERO is disabled or Not working


1. Right click anywhere there is open space on your desktop and left click on Personalize
2. Click on Window Color and Appearance.
3. At the bottom of the Windows Color and Appearance window click “Open classic appearance properties for more color options”
4. Look on the scroll list and see what scheme is set, more then likely it is defaulted to "Windows Vista Basic”, ensure that Enable Transparency is checked.
5. Look at the scroll list and select "Windows Aero" as the new scheme
6. Click on Apply and then click OK
7. When you get back to your desktop you should be able to see the background through the borders of open windows now!

Advanced Troubleshooting – Use these steps if required.

1. From the Start button, type REGEDIT into the Search box, then press Enter to launch the Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
Note: If you did not disable UAC (read my "Disable User Account Control in Windows Vista " article) then you will be prompted to consent to the action you're about to perform. Click Continue.
2. Locate the following key in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
3. Modify the following value (REG_DWORD):
Composition-Change the existing value to 1.
4. Modify the following value (REG_DWORD): Composition Policy. Change the existing value to 2.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Open an elevated Command Prompt window.
7. In the Command Prompt window, type :- net stop uxsms press Enter.
Wait for the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service to stop, then type in :- net start uxsms .
8. We *might* need to restart your computer.

Regards,
Shrey

on Dec 11, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Enter password unlock system


Getting locked out of your Gateway computer can be frustrating, especially when you have school or work deadlines.
You can get locked out of your Gateway computer in cases where a password-protected screensaver became corrupt, or if the you have set the default screensaver to use a screensaver that does not exist.
Gateway computers come with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000, including the professional versions of both.
Knowing how to unlock your a Gateway computer can save you time and irritation.

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys on your keyboard simultaneously to unlock your Gateway computer.
Type the last logged-on user's login information and click "OK" if you see a locked computer message along with "Only domain/username or an administrator can unlock this computer."

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys once again when you see the Unlock Computer window disappear.
Log on as usual.

Method 2

Shut down the locked Gateway computer by using the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit Shutdown tool. This tool shuts down and restarts a Windows 2000- or NT 4.0-based Gateway computer. Note the dialog box that comes up called System Shutdown.


Wait for the shutdown timer to run out and see the Welcome to Windows box displayed on the screen.


Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete," which unlocks the computer.
Log onto your Gateway computer normally.

Method 3: Backup, Modify and Restore the Registry

Click "Start" and "Run," then type in the command below in the field box exactly as printed:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe


Click "Create a Restore Point," then click "Next" on the Welcome to System Restore page that appears.


Type any name for the restore point, then click "Create" on the Create a Restore Point page. Click "Close" after creating the restore point.
Perform this procedure before you make changes to the registry, just in case you make an error; otherwise, incorrect registry changes could create serious problems with your computer.


Click "Yes" if you receive a prompt to turn on System Restore at this point.
Clear the "Turn Off System Restore" check box by clicking on it, then click "OK," and repeat.


Click "Start," then type "regedt32.exe" (without the quotes) in search field box to modify the registry and unlock the computer. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.


Locate the scrnsave.exe value under the registry key below:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop


Click "String" on the Edit menu, type "logon.scr" (without the quotes), then click "OK."


Look for the ScreenSaverIsSecure value, then click "String" on the Edit menu, type "0," then click "OK."


Quit the Registry Editor


Click "Start" and "Run," then type the command below exactly as printed to restore the registry, then click "OK":
%SystemRoot%\System32\Restore\Rstrui.exe


Click "Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time" on the Welcome to System Restore page, then click "Next."
Note your computer may already be selected to restore to an earlier time--in this case, just click "Next."


Click the system checkpoint on the Select a Restore Point page.
Click "Guided Help (Registry Backup)," then click "Next" on the "On This List Select the Restore Point" area.
Click "OK" if you see a System Restore message listing all the configuration changes it will make.


Click "Next" when you come to the Confirm Restore Point Selection page.
System Restore will now restore the Windows XP configuration you had at an earlier time, and then it will restart your Gateway computer.


Log onto your computer as usual, and then click "OK" when you see the System Restore Confirmation page.

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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select safe mode with command prompt
Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system
type in net user username
For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator
It will prompt you to enter the new password.
Enter the new password and the password is changed
http://wiki.ljackson.us/Control_Userpasswords2
if this fails you will need to
Select safe mode with networking to download
you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password
Windows Password Recovery Basic
http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html
A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool
Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users.
Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows.
Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus.
http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free.
http://download.cnet.com/lazesoft-recover-my-password/3000-18501_4-10973339.html
Lazesoft Recover My Password Home Edition is a very easy to use Windows password recovery freeware
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My hard drive on my computer broke on me, now that it is fixed my monitor size and font is really small. Is there a quick fix I can use? When I plugged the monitor in for the first time before the crash it...


Assuming you are running a Windows operating system...

Use your mouse to RIGHT CLICK on an open area of your desktop.

LEFT CLICK on PROPERTIES.

This should bring you to the DISPLAY PROPERTIES menu.

LEFT CLICK on SETTINGS.

From here you can adjust the screen resolution and other properties like font to whatever you like.

Good luck and please post back with how you make out.

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Window failed to start. Asking for window installation disc asking for the prompt repair your computer I dont have the instalation disc. Advice


You may check for the partition in the computer. Or the best available option is to insert any windows operating system disc and select the option repair the system. This will not format the harddrive and Operating System missing files will be restored.

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Will not read soft ware disc to load programs presario sr1417cl


In order to delete upper and lower filters you're going to have to edit the registry. The usual cautions apply. If the registry is not edited properly your whole system can crash.

1) Close all open programs
2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter
3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
* SYSTEM
* CurrentControlSet
* Control
* Class
* {4D36E965-E325-11CE-
BFC1-08002BE10318}

4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

* UpperFilters
* LowerFilters
* UpperFilters.bak
* LowerFilters.bak

5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor
7) Reboot your computer
8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone

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Could not read the disc on my W11 aj


try this one:
if you are using windows XP

- click start
- click run, in the run type in regedit
you will see a registry editor window
in the registry editor window

- click the + sign at the hkey_local_machine
- click the + sign of system
- click the + sign of currentcontrolset
- click the + sign of control
- click the + sign of class

there will be bunch of random letters and number under that control
try to find this one
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

if you click this check if you will be able to see DVD rom at the right side of the registry editor window
you must delete the upper and lower filters
after that restart the computer and try to put in dvds

for vista or win7
- click start and type in the start search regedit
after this just do the same thing with the win xp instructions

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try also to update the DVD codec. you can also try to download the most updated windows media player, power DVD or any software/program that have dvd codecs or that acts like a player for DVD

i hope this works.

Feb 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Dvd rom not reading, can't find it in My Computer


download REGcure from the net and istall it on your computer. run it and it will tell you where to find that code and delete it.

alternatively, since you do not have the disc anymore, find someone with the same windowa version though they would have different product keys. for vista, run upgrade so that you will not loose your data and the windows will be replaced with new registry. for XP, run the set up configuration as if you istall a fresh copy, after accepting the terms by microsoft, there would be options there to install a fresh copy or to recover the existing. press R to recover and wait for the next prompts. on this too, you will not loose your data because you not formatting but replacing the window with a new registry to help your computer to use all its hardwares efficiently withour errors.

bring feedback if possible.

thanks,
wonder

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My name is Harold, How can I transfer documents I have on a back-up disc to my new e-machine computer?


hi harold,
if u just have the documents and operating system is vista
just to the computer option by start menu
insert the backup disc
it will be listed in ur computer option
right click on the backup disc icon click on copy
and paste it anywhere you want
if it other than vista please let me know
how u made the back up disc
and did u used any software for the same??
please mail me the details on erpenny_varun@yahoo.com
if poss please send the screen shots also

May 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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