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Can't access any of my software on my computer - icons are dead

I did windows updates and now my computer can't access the internet and when I click on my icons nothing happens

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I would do a system restore point before the update to see if that fixes the issue.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013

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I think the system files of windows might be affected. Looking at the support.dell.com website it's eigther you have windows vista or windows XP as your operating system

what you can do is Startup Repair, System Restore

1. To do this you have to boot your computer to the Windows Vista disk
.At the bottom says "Windows is loading files...."The Windows Setup environment will continue to load

2. At this screen you should configure the Language to install, Time and currency format, and Keyboard or input method options so that they are set correctly. When done, press the Next button. You will now be at the main Windows Vista setup screen where you would normally install Vista on to a computer.

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3. Click Repair your Computer and keep on hitting next until you get the menuroadfox_18.jpg
4. Choose Starup Repair First Keep on hittng next until computer restarts.


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5. If it fails repeat steps 1 to 4 and choose System Restore

6. System restore will prompt you choose a date. I suggest to choose a date within a week when the computer's setting is up and running


Hope This helps

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I did a windows update the other day and now my pc does not access the internet and when I click on any icon on my desktop nothing happens. I can't access any of my computer software now. What d


I would do a system restore to before the Windows update. When windows update it creates a restore point. This should fix the issue. Sometimes updates don't install correctly. Usually on second install it will install correctly.

Jan 19, 2013 | Dell Dimension 1100 PC Desktop

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Fix Windows 8 Error 10


The TIPS this article will help you get detailed diagnostic information and fix the error 10 in Windows 8 operating system.

Update Malfunctioning Drivers

Update the drivers for malfunctioning devices indicated with a yellow color exclamation mark.

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1. Press Windows Key + C.
2. The Charms Bar will be displayed.
3. Click the Settings icon.
4. Click Control Panel.
5. Click System and Security ' Administrative Tools.
6. Double click Computer Management.
7. After Computer Management dialog opens, expand the top root node, i.e. Computer Management (Local).
8. Expand System Tools node. Select Device Manager.
9. Yellow colored exclamation mark will be displayed to malfunctioning devices. Right click a device and select "Update driver software".
10. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Reset Internet Explorer Settings

Set the default browser settings.

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1. Press Windows Key + X.
2. Select Command Prompt (Admin).
3. Type "inetcpl.cpl"
4. Press ENTER.
5. Internet Properties dialog will open.
6. Click the "Reset" button and confirm the action.

Change the Security Zone Settings

Go to the Security Zone settings and set appropriate levels for the Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites and Restricted Sites zones.

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1. Open Internet Options dialog. (Refer Steps # 1-5 from Reset Internet Explorer Settings paragraph)
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Select "Internet" icon.
4. Move the "Security level for this zone" slidebar to Medium-High.
5. Click "Local Intranet" icon.
6. Set Medium-Low level for this zone as in the Step # 4.
7. Click Trusted Sites icon.
8. Set Medium level as in the Step # 4.
9. Click Restricted Sites zone and set High level for this zone as in the Step # 4.
10. Click Apply, and then OK.


Delete the Browsing History

Every time that you open Internet Explorer corrupt history is loaded. Delete the browser history to fix Windows 8 error 10.

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1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Press the Alt key of your menu bar.
3. Select Tools ' Delete browsing history.
4. In the new dialog check-up all the checkboxes displayed.
5. Click the Delete button to start cleaning the Internet history.


Disable the Smooth Scrolling

Smooth scrolling feature may not work properly due to graphics issues. Disable the smooth scrolling feature to prevent this problem.

1. Open Internet Options dialog. (Refer Steps # 1-5 from Reset Internet Explorer Settings paragraph)
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Scroll down the scrollbar. Under Browsing category uncheck the "Use smooth scrolling" checkbox.
4. Click Apply ' OK.
5. Exit and re-open the Internet Explorer.


Turn Off Hardware Acceleration

Many applications use the hardware acceleration feature. Disable the hardware acceleration and check whether it helps.

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1. Press Windows Key + X.
2. Select Search option.
3. Type "desk.cpl" in the Search Box.
4. Click the Apps icon and open it from the Search Results.
5. Screen Resolution dialog will open. Click the "Advanced settings" link.
6. In the subsequent dialog click the Troubleshoot tab. If that tab does not exist it means your graphics card does not support the hardware acceleration feature.
7. Set Hardware Acceleration= None
8. Click OK ' OK.


Reregister Problematic DLL

Reregister the system file named rasppoe.sys using Command Prompt.

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1. Press Windows Key.
2. Type "CMD" in the Search Box.
3. Click the Apps icon.
4. Right click the "Command Prompt" icon in the Search Results page.
5. Click the "Run as administrator" icon at the bottom of the page.
6. Type the following command:
Regsvr32 rasppoe.sys
7. Press the ENTER key.


Rename Problematic DLL

If there is any problem with the rasppoe.sys it will be resolved after renaming the file.

1. Double click Computer desktop icon.2
2. Open the following location:
C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
3. Rename "rasppoe.sys" as "rasppoe.sys.old"
4. Restart your computer.


Turn Off the Software Rendering

If the software rendering feature is not supported, simply disable it.

1. Open Internet Explorer dialog box. (Refer Steps # 1-5 from Reset Internet Explorer Settings paragraph)
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Uncheck the checkbox named "Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering" under "Accelerated Graphics" category.
4. Click Apply ' OK.


Change NVIDIA Graphics Settings

Go to the NVIDIA Graphics Settings and uncheck the Stereoscopia 3D setting.

Reinstall Flash, Java & Silverlight

Uninstall and reinstall these three programs to check whether program files corruption was an issue or not.

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1. Press Windows Key.
2. The Start Screen will open.
3. In the Start Screen type "Uninstall a program" in the Search Box.
4. Click the Settings icon.
5. Open it from the Search Results.
6. Right click a program name and select Uninstall option. Uninstall the Flash, Java and Microsoft Silverlight.
7. Download the above programs from the Internet.


Change the Environmental Settings

Change the values of Environmental Settings in order to fix Windows 8 error 10.

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1. Right click Computer desktop icon.
2. Select Properties from the context menu.
3. Click "Advanced system settings" link.
4. System Properties dialog will open.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
6. Click Environment Variables button.
7. Under "User variables for " category two temporary folders will be displayed.
8. Select the "TEMP" folder.
9. Click the Edit button.
10. Specify Variable Value: "C:\Tmp" (without quotes).
11. Click OK ' OK ' OK.

Fix Issues in Registry

Often errors in Windows registry result in such problems. It is wise to keep Registry cleaned from corrupted entries. To fix Windows 8 registry, use the Intel Software Partner Reginout System Utilities here: RegInOut System Utilities

on Nov 24, 2014 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Hp support HP Total Care Advisor won't load


  1. Click Start c00820077.gif .
  2. Click All Programs .
  3. In the Programs list, click HP Total Care Advisor .
Back to top note.png NOTE:To check the version of HP Total Care Advisor you are using, click the Preferences c01599846.jpg icon in the upper right corner and then click About HP Advisor . Using HP Advisor HP Advisor has two main sections: the upper pane, and the tabs below. The upper pane displays the contents of the tab selected at the bottom, including tools to help manage your computer and links to important documents and Web sites. In addition, the product and serial number are visible on the lower area of main tabs. The purpose of each tab, and the contents of the pane it displays, are described in the following sections. PC Health & Security By default, HP Advisor opens to the PC Health & Security pane. You can return to this pane at any time by clicking the PC Health & Security tab at the bottom of the HP Advisor window. PC Health & Security instantly reports the status of security settings, battery, back up, computer performance, storage space, and the remaining warranty. Figure 1: HP Advisor - PC Health & Securityc01599847.jpg 1 - PC Health & Security tab 2 - Product and serial number area The PC Health & Security pane contains several tools and links, which are described in the following table. Icon Tool name What it does c01082245.jpg Internet Connection The Internet connection tool can help find a broadband or dialup package from an Internet Service Provider (ISP), and can assist in setting up and monitoring an Internet connection. c01082246.jpg Warranty The warranty tool connects to HP warranty information on the web, and can take you directly to HP Total Care for warranty services.

HP Total Care provides many different ways to get computer help, including on-line help documentation, chatting with a personal SmartFriend assistant online, and speaking with a customer service representative by phone. c01082247.jpg Printers The printers tool allows you to manage and monitor up to 15 printers from the computer, all in the same place. This tool also provides information about printer supplies, such as ink cartridges and HP photo paper. c01072167.jpg Security Security offers access to critical information from Norton Internet Security, if installed, or from Windows software, firewall, and security. HP recommends setting the firewall and internet security options to On . c01072168.jpg PC Update PC Update provides critical and suggested updates for drivers, BIOS, and some software. c01082249.jpg Backup The backup tool can set up a backup schedule, and checks when the system and your important files were last backed up. c01072169.jpg PC Health PC Health actively scans the computer to alert you of important updates from HP and to detect Hardware or Software conditions that may impact the performance of the computer. PC Action Center Click the PC Action Center tab at the bottom of HP Advisor to open the PC Action Center pane. This pane displays critical and recommended alerts, and recommends actions that can resolve potential hazards before they become problems. Figure 2: Total Care Advisor - PC Action Centerc01599848.jpg PC Help Click the PC Help tab at the bottom of HP Advisor to open the PC Help pane. This pane provides access to HP Help & Support as well as to System Information and Troubleshooting Tools . Figure 3: Total Care Advisor - PC Helpc01599849.jpg The left panel under Get Help contains links to categories of Windows Help & Support articles on a variety of topics. Clicking any link opens the Help & Support directory page for that topic, where you can find help articles on that topic. The right panel contains icons that link directly to useful tools:
  • System information provides information about the computer, such as the model number and serial number, which can be provided to a customer service representative for warranty service. System information also provides information about the software and hardware configurations on the computer.
  • Learning Center offers tutorial information about basic computer use, including topics like security, networking, and general maintenance.
  • Troubleshooting Tools are a highly useful set of programs provided by HP. In many cases, using these tools can solve computer problems without having to call customer support. Use Health Check to scan the computer for security and performance issues, use Internet tools to resolve connection problems, and so on.
  • Software, drivers, and BIOS updates provides information on updating and troubleshooting software, drivers and the BIOS.
  • Recover Factory Settings provides information on recovering a computer to its original factory condition.
  • User Guides opens a folder containing the User Guides.
Experience Center Click the Experience Center tab to do new and different tasks such as viewing and editing photos and albums, listening to and managing music, and watching and creating movies and videos. note.png NOTE:Experience Center is not available in HP Total Care Advisor version 1. To check the version you are using, click the Preferences c01599846.jpg icon in the upper right corner and then click About HP Advisor . Figure 4: Experience Centerc01599850.jpg Use one of the following options to navigate in the Experience Center:
  • Click a category icon or the arrows to rotate the icons on the carousel until the category displays in front.
  • On the HP TouchSmart computer, flick the carousel with your finger to rotate it, or tap a category icon or the arrows to bring the category to the front.
  • Select a category at the upper right to bring that category to the front.
  • To see hidden categories, click the drop-down menu at the upper left and select a category; that category icon is added to the carousel and brought to the front.
Figure 5: Experience Center navigation optionsc01599851.jpg Figure 6: Experience Center - Protect my PC categoryc01599852.jpg Back to top Using Search HP Advisor enables you to search the Web using Yahoo! You can also search the articles in Windows Help & Support. Use these steps to search:
  1. Click the arrow next to the search box and then select the type of search you want: c01130255.jpg
    • Yahoo! Search - search the Web using Yahoo!
    • Search Help & Support - search the articles in Windows Help & Support.
  2. Type the search words into the search box.
  3. Click the search button c01130256.jpg .
Back to top Minimizing HP Advisor When HP Advisor opens at startup, you can minimize it by clicking the Dock View button c01130257.jpg in the Advisor window. This displays HP Total Care Advisor in a reduced mode at the top of the Windows desktop. Figure 7: Total Care Advisor in dock viewc01599853.jpg To minimize HP Advisor to the notification area, select the X button in the upper right corner of the Advisor window. Back to top Unable to Complete PC Update Action in Total Care Advisor (or Health Check) There may be times when the PC Update section recommends an action that you cannot complete. To remove the task and the yellow triangle from Total Care Advisor, remove the reminder using the following steps: Figure 8: Recommended Updates waiting to be completed in Total Care Advisorc01623029.jpg
  1. Open Total Care Advisor.
  2. Click the PC Action Center tab at the bottom
  3. Open the section that has the alert that you want to remove: Critical or Recommended Alerts
  4. Right-click the Update , select Delete , and click Yes on the confirmation message. Figure 9: PC Action Center tabc01623030.jpg
Total Care Advisor uses HP Health Check to gather information. If you use HP Health Check or you cannot delete an alert from Total Care Advisor, you may use the following steps to remove a recommended action from HP Health Check:
  1. Open Health Check. Next to the name of the task is a small clock icon.
  2. Click the icon of a small clock, and select Never (remind me later).
  3. Click OK and close HP Health Check. Figure 10: Preventing the reminder from HP Health Checkc01623031.jpg

Apr 28, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet

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Vaio 497xp upgrade to windows 7 lost wireless capability


If you have internet, then just right click "Computer" icon on desktop, select 'manage' and then select 'device manager' in the "Computer Management" screen. Check for any entries with '!' or'?'. Most probably your 'wireless hardware' will have such a mark beside it. Right click on that entry select 'update driver software'. If you would have had a driver cd of your laptop, then you could have used 'Browse my computer for driver software', whereas in this case use 'Search automatically for updated driver software'. Your computer will search the internet for most appropriate drivers and install it. Hope this will help you out.

Jan 15, 2012 | Sony VAIO PCV-RX500 PC Desktop

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My notebook cannot connect to the wireless router. its on my wifi but i cannot connect to the internet. it says dns server error


Hi Dear Being able to connect to a wireless network or wi-fi hotspot is fundamental for mobile work and play. The step by step directions in the wi-fi tutorial below will help you set up your laptop so you can connect to a network wirelessly for Internet access or to share files with other computers on the network. Examples are given for Windows XP, Vista/7, and Mac.
  1. Find the wireless network icon on your computer (on Windows, you'll find an icon that looks like 2 computers in your taskbar on the bottom right; Macs will have a wireless symbol in the top right).
  2. View available wi-fi networks by either right-clicking the icon and selecting "View Available Wireless Networks" (Windows XP) or left-clicking the icon and selecting to "Connect or disconnect..." (Windows Vista). On Mac OS X and Windows 7, all you have to do is click on the wi-fi icon to see the list of available networks.
  3. Choose the network to connect to by clicking the "Connect" button (or just selecting it on Win7/Mac).
  4. Enter the security key -- if the wireless network is encrypted (with WEP, WPA or WPA2), you'll be prompted to enter the network password or passphrase. This will be stored for you for next time, so you'll only have to enter it once.
  5. On Windows 7, select the type of network this is -- Windows 7 automatically sets up security for different network location types (Home, Work, or Public).
  6. Start browsing or sharing! You should now be connected to the wi-fi network; open your browser and visit a website to confirm.
Tips:
  1. Make sure you have a firewall and updated antivirus software especially if you're accessing a public wi-fi hotspot. Open or unsecured wireless networks are not safe at all.
  2. In Windows XP, make sure you have updated to SP3 so you have the latest WPA2 security drivers.
  3. Some wireless networks are set up to hide their SSID (or network name); if you don't find the wi-fi network in your list, ask someone at the establishment for the SSID information.
  4. If you are able to connect to the network but not the Internet, make sure your network adapter is set to automatically get its IP address from the router or try other wireless troubleshooting tips.
  5. If you can't find the wireless network icon, try going to your control panel (or system settings) and the network connections section then right-clicking on the Wireless Network Connection to "View Available Wireless Networks". If the wireless network you're looking for isn't in the list, you can manually add it by going to the wireless network connection properties as above and clicking on the selection to add a network. On Macs, click on the wireless icon, then "Join Another Network...". You'll have to enter the network name (SSID) and the security information (e.g., WPA password).

Sep 20, 2011 | D-Link DIR-600 Router

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5934 notebook with Windows Vista Home Premium. I use Verizon wireless broadband to access the Internet. I can connect to the internet using their USB modems just fine, but...


You didnt mention via cord(Lan Cable)have you ever used it? is it works?
Ok let assumed the cord can access the internet.
1.Enter your device manager
2.locate Network Adapter >> there should be 2 or 3 network adapter type
3.If you found any question mark with yellow colour >> right click on it >>> update driver
4.toshiba has application built in called zero configuration >>> open it, and try setting something matched with are you looking for ( sometimes the program stuck on something else network adapter eg. LAN cord or built in Wifi


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Aug 17, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4487 Notebook

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How to updates?


Thanks for visiting FixYa!

Microsoft Security Essentials usually boots when you turn your computer on. If it's running, you'll see the program's icon in your taskbar on your PC's desktop. If it's not running, click on, Start > All Programs > Microsoft Security Essentials.

Place your mouse pointer on the program's icon in your taskbar and RIGHT click on it. A menu box should open that reads, Open. Click on the word, Open.

At the top of the program's window you'll see 4 (four) tabs. The second tab should be labeled, Update. Click on it. In the Update window, you'll see an Update button. Click on it. (You'll need Internet access to update the program.)

Once you click on the Update button, the program will update itself.

Jun 27, 2011 | Microsoft Security Essentials

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Conputer: HP MINI System: Windows XP SP3 Proiblem: There is a webcam installed on this computer. I am not able to access it. I don't use if often, I have not used it in a while, but I recall that I...


XP is a dead OS for 3 years, getting help is not easy, due to that.
why not reload, the OS, fresh (F11 key), i bet its infected with viruses., as most XP system all are.
the HP manuals tell you how to use that, my guess lost.

what are you wanting to do with said cameara"
use skype or just do selfie, or just what?
the usage factors dictate what software one uses.

the hp pages are below.
see those books there, called guides?

here is the offical hp page (for guides)
https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-mini-110-1000-pc-series/3943764/manuals

mini users guide, XP, read that? bet not.
read page 7, of the first guide it says
NOTE:
To capture videos, you need to install additional
webcam software.


page 42 states
Webcam
Your device includes an integrated webcam, located
at the top of the display. The webcam is an input
device that allows you to capture still photographs and videos.
NOTE:
To record videos, you need to install additional webcam software.
To access the webcam:
1.
Click
Start



cam-zpkvzoipjoo2bs5rvhf3aq5v-5-0.jpg if the driver is bad,
look in device manager and see if the cam driver is missing
(unknown,red,yell marks)
or right click it and pick, update driver, (be internet connected)

May 03, 2017 | HP Mini 110-1037NR Netbook

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I m unable to see web cam in my laptop 3000 y500


Click On Start Button, Click On My Computer.. Look Under C Drive Icon, Under The CD/DVD Icon... You Should See Video Device/or WebCam Icon There.... Double Click That Icon To Access The Webcam.

Also Check The Control Panel To See If It Has A Webcam Control Icon There....

Nov 15, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook

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I cannot access the internet using the icon that is on my screen. Is my firewall blocking access? I can only access the internet using the windows updates icon.


you mean u cant access the internet using Internet explorer ?
If so try to use any browsers u can find a copy on ur network card drivers CD

Aug 20, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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