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Click on calendar in Windows XP all I get is the hour glass

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    honest1abe May 11, 2010

    How long ago did this start?
    Have you added any new hardware or software recently?
    Are you having any other problems with the computer?

    A quick fix (if rebooting did not fix) is to run a System Restore back to a time before the problem occurred.

    Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and run System restore. Choose a date that will be for sure before your problem first started.

    It will require a reboot, but it will likely resolve the issue.

    Let me know if you need further help.

    Honest1abe


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This is a classic symptom of a virus. Scan your system even if you are able to restore it, and I would scan while NOT connected to the net.

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Ge hour glass screen


Press f8 on start up, enter safe mode

click start or on round circle with windows logo

type msconfig in field at bottom of box that just opened
hit enter
click on the "start up tab"
uncheck all boxes
click apply
click save
press ok to reboot
reboot computer
click "ok" for pop message.
Still hour glass?

Dec 20, 2013 | Acer PC Desktops

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Simplified Windows 7 File Search - XP Style Results


Many of us are still a bit confused with the Windows 7 File Search and the somewhat overwhelming and often confusing 'Help Files". I hope this makes life easier.
There's a lot of things you can do with Windows 7 Search, but in reality, all that most of us want is to do a simple search for "?' files without this confusion. Something akin to XP. Well, here it is, simplified in a simple way by a simple person, me :- P

Using your mouse: -
1. Left click on the "Start" icon,
2. Type in your search in the search box, eg, empire, eny*, joy*.inf, *.PDF etc. Much the same as you would with XP.
3. Click on the magnifying glass "See more results", then either
4.a Left click on "Computer" to search entire system, or
4.b "Custom" to search specific folders in a similar way to XP.
DONE :-)

If you want to further narrow down your search parameters, click on the top right where your search phrase is for more options.

If Search does not work, check to see if the service is enabled: -
1. Right click on "Computer" (either on Desktop or within Start Icon)
2. Left click on "Manage"
3. Left click on the "Services and Applications" pointer.
4. Left click on "Services"
5. In the right panel, scroll down till you see "Windows Search" and: -
6.a Right click on "Windows Search" (or double click to skip next * step)
6.b *Left Click on "Properties", then: -
7. Change the Startup Type to "Manual" then click on "Apply" then "OK".
8. It's not necessary, but restart Windows anyway.

Some System/Hidden files won't be shown unless previously enabled using a separate process.

on May 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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System Restore


Use System Restore to Undo Changes if Problems Occur

Windows XP Professional makes it easier to resolve problems if they occur in your system. You can use System Restore to remove any system changes that were made since the last time you remember your computer working correctly. System Restore does not affect your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e–mail) so you won’t lose changes made to these files. Windows XP creates “restore points” every day, as well as at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed). You can also create and name your own restore points at any time. Creating a restore point can be useful any time you anticipate making changes to your computer that are risky or might make your computer unstable. If something goes wrong, you select a restore point and Windows XP undoes any system changes made since that time.
When you run System Restore, a calendar is displayed to help you find restore points. If you don't use your computer every day, some days might not have any restore points. If you use your computer frequently, you might have restore points almost every day, and some days might have several restore points.
To create a Restore Point
1. Access the System Restore Wizard through Help and Support Center. (Click Start, and then click Help and Support. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Using System Restore to undo changes, and then click Run the System Restore Wizard.
2. Click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
3. In the Restore point description box, type a name to identify this restore point. System Restore automatically adds to this name the date and time that this Restore Point is created.
  • To finish creating this restore point, click Create.
  • To cancel restore point creation and return to the Welcome to System Restore screen, click Back.
  • To cancel restore point creation and exit the System Restore Wizard, click Cancel.
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To view or to return to this restore point, from the Welcome to System Restore screen of the System Restore Wizard select Restore my computer to an earlier time. Then select the date when the restore point was created from the calendar in the Select a Restore Point screen. All of the restore points that were created on the selected date are listed by name in the list box to the right of the calendar.
To set advanced restore options
1. Open Backup. (Click Start, goto to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.) The Backup Utility Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.

2. Click the Advanced Mode button in the Backup Utility Wizard.

3. Click the Restore and Manage Media menu and select the files to restore.

4. Click the Start Restore button.

5. On the Confirm Restore dialog box, click Advanced.

6. Set the advanced restore options you want, and then click OK. See the Notes section for a description of each option.

on Dec 01, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I have an acer aspire z5600-U2092 all in one pc desktop, but my problem was when i bring it home here in the philippines on the first week i can still use it but it happens on the next day when i want to...


SYSTEM RESTORE Windows XP

Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On until you get the Safe Mode Option.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Go to 'Start'--->Programs--->Accessories--->System Tools--->Click 'System Restore'


A 'System Restore' window will appear.

Here you will have to check "Restore computer to an earlier time' and click Next


Now you will find one Month Calendar window with Dates below, go to the previous month by clicking the '


Note: It is better if you could remember from which date you are facing the issue, try to select a date prior to that date.


The detail of that particular date should show "System Checkpoint" and time on the right hand side box. Select that date.


Now, Click on Next and System Restore will start and windows will take a reboot.

After reboot your problem should be resolved.

Oct 18, 2011 | Acer Aspire Z5600 (AZ5600U2092) 23 in PC...

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My computer says configure updates and then it automatically turns off


This will be a long process of troubleshooting and may end up of restoring your computer to a factory settings. You can try the steps below:
First is boot up to advance boot options, to do this follow the steps below: -Turn off your computer -After pressing the turn on button start tapping F8 key until you see the Advance Boot Option. -Try choosing Last Known Good Configuration if it fail try Safemode, Safemode with networking or safemode with command prompt, if one is successful use system restore to restore your computer to an earlier date but if it fails you'll need to use your Operating System Disc to use the repair option.
Here's how to access system restore incase you're able to access Last Known Good Configuration, Safemode, Safemode with networking or safemode with command prompt: Windows XP: Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista: Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
If you're on safemode with command prompt: At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER, System Restore window will pop-up then select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
If all the steps above fails you need to use the recover disc or the operating system disc to do a repair on your computer. Revert back in case you need steps for using start-up repair.
Note: If the steps above and start-up repair fail there's no other option but to restore your computer to factory settings.

Apr 21, 2011 | Acer Aspire AX1700-U3793A PC Desktop

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How to repair Windo XP Pro. SP-3. Midea Plaire is also not working.


Hi Good day!!! Here are some ways to repair your winXP

Repair Windows XP Files with System Restore

1. Save your work and close all open programs. Click Start, then Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. On the left side of the screen, click "System Restore."

2. Select "Restore my computer to an earlier time." Click Next.

3. Click a date with a bolded number in the calendar on the left. Make sure this date is at least 1 day in the past. On the right side of the window, select a restore point. Click "Next" twice to restore your system.

Repair Windows XP Files With the Installation CD

1. Back up all of your user files onto removable media such as CDs or DVDs. Find your Windows XP installation or recovery CD, and insert it into the optical drive that your computer can boot from. Click Start, then Turn Off Computer, then Restart to reboot your computer. When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears, press a key on your keyboard. Press "Enter" to start Windows XP setup, and press F8 to accept the licensing agreement.

2. Select the path of your Windows installation and press "R" to begin repairing it.

3. Follow the instructions provided by the Windows XP repair program and finish the reinstallation. Go to the Microsoft website and download Service Pack 2 from their website, then visit Windows Update to install Windows XP Service Pack 3, critical updates and Internet Explorer 7.

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How to do a system restore on a dell dimension 3000


To perform a system restore, go to start ->programs->Accessories->system tools->system restore .There you need to select option restore you computer to a previous date. chose a date and click on finish..it will continue restoring

Aug 27, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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How to set reminders on the computer


Start --> All Programs --> Windows Calendar

Click on the day you want the reminder, make a new appointment, set the reminder for when you want to be notified and there you go. :)

Jan 15, 2010 | HP Pavilion a340n (DQ099AABA) PC Desktop

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Can't access video on a website


  1. Click Start, click Run, type timedate.cpl, and then click OK.
  2. In the Date and Time Properties dialog box, click the Date and Time tab, and then set the correct date and time. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. In the Date box, click the current month in the month list.
    2. In the year list, click the current year.
    3. In the calendar, click the current date.
    4. In the Time box, click to select the hour, and then use the up or down arrow to adjust the hour. Repeat this procedure for the minute and second settings.
    5. Click AM or PM, and then use the up or down arrow to change to AM or PM.
    6. Click the Time Zone tab, and then click the time zone for your current location in the Time Zone list.
  3. Click Apply, and then click OK.

Jan 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Click on calendar and all I get is the hour glass


Do a system restore back to a date when the calendar was working properly.

Dec 28, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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