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Start menu wont show up

After windows 98 screen appear, the log on screen show up. but when i click my user account, the error message appear like this. this program has performed an illegal operation and will be shutdown. but its not going to shutdown. only stuck to my wallpaper and the start menu wont show up

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Logon Change


Enable Log-On Screen


Windows, by default, is set to show the Welcome screen during startup.

To enable the log-on screen to show, go to "Start" menu and select "Control Panel".

In the control panel, click on "User Accounts".


In the "User Accounts" dialog-box, click "Change the way users log on or off" and uncheck the "Welcome Screen" option.

Click "Apply Options" to save the changes.

Change Log-On Screen Background Color


To change the log-on screen background color, go to the "Start" menu and click on "Run".

In the run dialog-box, type "mspaint" as the name of the program to "Open".


Click on "OK". In the "Paint" window that opens, select "Colors" from the main menu and click on "Edit Colors". In the "Edit Colors" dialog-box, select "Define custom colors".


Here pick the color of your choice and note down the "Red", "Green" and "Blue" values.

Write down these values somewhere.


Click "Cancel" and close the paint window without saving. Now, go to the "Start" menu, click "Run" and enter "regedit" as the name of the program to "Open".


In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\COLORS and double-click the "Background" string.


In the "Edit String" dialog-box that opens up, change the values in the "Value data" field to the red, green and blue color values that you wrote down (e.g. 75 78 173).


The default value will be 0 78 152. Enter the values in the correct red-green-blue order, separated by a space. Close the registry editor and log off to see the changes.


Put Image in Log-On Screen Background
To put your favorite picture in the background of the log-on screen, click "Start", then "Run", and type in "regedit". In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP and double-click the string "Wallpaper". In the "Edit String" dialog-box that opens up, enter the full path and filename of the image that you want to use as the background. The image must be in .bmp format. Click "OK" and close the registry editor. Log off to see the changes. hope this helps




Oct 03, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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I have a dell inspiron with windows 7, and everytime I try to log on it tells me windows has failed to open. It gives me the system restore option but when I use it it just sends me to the screen where I...


press ctrl + alt + del and see if a menu screen appears if it does select task manager then click file and click new task and type explorer and press enter. See if that allows you to start windows. If it doesnt restart the computer and keep pressing f8 till you get a menu up askingif you want to start normally etc choose safe mode, select it with the up and down arrow keys and press enter. when windows loads up choose administrator and log in you will then have to setup a new user account. click start > control panel > user accounts. Create a new user account (dont use the same name as you used before if your user account name was kyle call the new one kyle1. then restart the laptop again and try to log into the new user account. Report back if you can and i will explain how to recover your old account

Apr 16, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

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My daughter received a computer after her aunt passed. It's loaded with Windows Vista Home Premium. No discs were with the tower, and her aunt's windows log-on comes up... No clue what the password is....


try to boot up in safe mode, keep pressing f8 till a menu appears and use the arrow keys to select safe mode. Then press enter. Once the windows login screen appears choose Administrator to log in. Then click the start menu button (the microsoft flag button) in the bottom left of the screen and click control panel, choose user accounts, then choose add or remove user accounts. Click yes to allow , then click on your daughters aunts account and click remove password. Now restart the pc and you will not have to enter a password.

If you dont have the administrator account to log into you will have to reply with the exact make and model of computer as you may have a recovery partition to restore the pc back to how it was when it was first purchased

Apr 10, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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When I put in my password it tells me "The User Profile Service service failed the log on User profile cannot be loaded


switch the laptop on and then after the post messages appear and before windows starts press f8 repeatedly until the startup menu appears choose safe mode then log in as administrator. click start control panel > users > click manage user accounts then click create new user and create the account with administartor rights. Restart the laptop and log in to the new account you created then open computer up and right click on local disk c and click properties then click on tools click the button next to error checking saying check now. It will say windows cannot check a disk while it is in use and would you like to schedule a check on nxt restart or it will have a button saying schedule disk check, if its the latter click it. restart the pc and let it check the disk

after it has started windows try to log back in to your old account


if you cant log in to your old account you may be infected with a virus, scan your laptop.


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Feb 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot password


Here are 2 options to change lost administrator password without learning it. Hope they can work for you!
Option 1: If you can log on your laptop with an administrator account, you can change the password following the steps:
1. Right-click Computer to select Manage.
2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.
Note: you can also go to Local Users and Groups screen by clicking Start button and inputting lusrmgr.msc into the Search box.
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Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type \Administrator\ (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from \Control Panel - User Accounts\.
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
If you have another administrator account,you can use this account to remove the administrator password.
You can also use the default Administrator account that is built into Windows XP.
First you need to boot the system into Safe Mode.
1.Restart your system.
2.When you see the blue Dell globe or screen, press the ( F8 ) key about 3 times a second.
3.You should get the Windows startup menu. Use the (Up or Down) arrow keys to highlight (SafeMode)
4.Press (Enter) on (Safe Mode), then press (Enter) on (Windows XP).
5.The system should boot to Safe Mode.
Once you are at the Account Log on Screen, click on the icon
for the user account with administrator rights, or click on the icon
for the administrators account.
Note: For Home the Administrator account isn't normally shown & in Safe Mode you have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys twice to show.
For PRO you can do this in normal mode
When the system has booted to the desktop, use the following steps to change the accounts password.
1.Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools.
2.Click Computer Management.
3.Double click Local Users and Groups, double click the folder Users.
4.Right click on the account name that is locked out, and click on Set Password.
5.You may get a warning message about changing the password, simply click proceed.
6.Leave the New Password box blank, also leave the Confirm Password box blank.
7.Click OK, and OK again.
8.Then close all Windows, reboot the system and try to log in
There is another easy and safe way for you to recover/delete the unknown windows password, it is widespread accepted by its 100% recovery rate and All passwords reset instantly.
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Mar 20, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 900 Notebook

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Start Menu Picture Disappeared Suddenly


Turn the Welcome screen on or off It sounds as if you accidentally turned off the welcome screen. Here's how to turn that function on and off:



To turn the Welcome screen on or off
You must have a computer administrator account on a computer that is a member of a workgroup or is a stand-alone computer to turn on or turn off the Use the Welcome screen feature. Logging on at the Welcome screen is not available on computers that are members of a network domain.
  1. Open shortcutcold.gifUser Accounts in Control Panel.
  2. Click Change the way users log on or off.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To specify that users log on to the computer using the Welcome screen, select the Use the Welcome screen check box. A user logs on to the computer by clicking his or her user account name on the Welcome screen. If a password is assigned to the account, the user is prompted to type it.
    • To specify that users log on to the computer without using the Welcome screen, clear the Use the Welcome screen check box. The Welcome screen will no longer appear when you start the computer. To log on to the computer, type your user name (and password, if you have one) in the standard Log On to Windows dialog box.
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  • To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
  • Fast User Switching is available only when the Welcome screen is turned on. For more information, click Related Topics.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you require further assistance.

Feb 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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I changed the password on my Dell Inspiron 600m the other night and now I can't remember what I changed it to and now I'm locked out of my computer! Please can someone please . . . . help me?


Do you mean the password to log into Windows XP?

If so, right after you turn on the Laptop, start tapping the F8 key until you get a menu screen on a black background.

With the keyboard arrow keys, select Safe Mode and click Enter.

On the Windows Welcome Screen you should see your Windows account and a new Administrator account. Hopefully, no one set up a password on the built-in Administrator account. Click the Administrator account and click to log in with no (blank) password.

Windows will tell you that you are working in Safe Mode and click yes on that box (The screen will look considerably larger and your background will not show as Windows uses default video drivers in safe mode). Click start and go to Control Panel. On the left hand side click Classic View and then Double Click on the User Accounts Icon.

Click your account from the User Accounts window that opens and choose Change My Password or Remove My Passowd. After you have removed or changed your password, close all the Windows and Restart your computer normally. When you get to the Windows Welcome Screen, the Administrator account should not be listed anymore and you can select your account and log in with the New Password you created, or log in with a blank password if you chose to Remove My Password.

Jan 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron™ 600M PC Notebook

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Usb connection not known / printer not connected


Solution: Uninstall / reinstall the printer driver (Windows) PIXMA Printers

Uninstall and Reinstall the Printer Driver (Windows) Follow the steps below to uninstall the printer driver:
  1. Select 'Programs' or 'All Programs' from the Start menu.

  2. Select the Canon printer driver you want to uninstall, and then select 'Uninstall' from the menu that appears.

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    Note: Click here if your printer does not appear in the Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista Programs menu.

  3. When the confirmation message shown below is displayed, click 'OK'.

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  4. A window showing the progress of the un-installation is displayed. Wait until the "Uninstall successfully completed" message is displayed, and then click 'OK'.


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    Note: If you use Add or Remove Programs to uninstall the printer driver, the printer model name will remain in the Start menu. To completely remove all files, including the printer model name from the Start menu, uninstall the printer driver using the procedure described in step 2.
In Windows Vista, Window XP or Windows 2000, use the steps below to uninstall the printer driver if your printer does not appear in the Programs menu.
Note: You will not be able to complete these steps, if User Access Control is enabled in Windows Vista. Click here for steps to temporarily disable User Account Control, so that the printer driver can be removed.
  1. Make sure your printer is connected and turned OFF (or the power cord is unplugged).

  2. Turn on your computer and log on as Administrator.

  3. Open the Printers window.

    For Windows Vista
    Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel', 'Hardware and Sound', and then click on 'Printers'. Note: If you are in 'Classic' view, Click 'Printers' directly from the 'Control Panel'.
    For Windows XP Home Edition
    Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel,' 'Printers and Other Hardware,' and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    For Windows XP Professional Edition
    Click 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    For Windows 2000/Me/98
    Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Settings,' then 'Printers.'
    Right-click the Canon printer icon for your model printer and click Delete.

  4. Click 'Yes' to proceed with the deleting process.

  5. Click 'OK' to acknowledge you have deleted your default printer.

  6. Click 'File' from the Printers window then click 'Server Properties'.

    Note: For Windows Vista, click your right mouse button on any empty space within the window, and then select 'Server Properties' from the menu that appears.
  7. Click the 'Drivers' tab. Select your Canon printer from the list and click 'Remove'.

  8. Click 'Yes' to proceed with the deleting process.

    Important (Vista Users): If you turned off 'User Account Control', go back to User Accounts and turn it back on.
Follow the steps below to reinstall the printer driver:
  1. Turn off the printer.

  2. Connect the printer cable to the printer and the computer.

  3. Turn on the computer, and start Windows.

  4. Insert the Canon Software Setup and User's Guide CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Setup Starts automatically.

    Note: If Setup does not start automatically, click 'Start' and then 'Run' from the taskbar. In the 'Open' box of Run window, type x:\msetup.exe (where x: is your CD-ROM drive letter). Then click 'OK'.

  5. When the Master Setup screen is displayed, click the 'Custom Install' button.

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  6. Uncheck (click on the check marks) all items listed except for 'Printer Driver', and then click 'Next'.

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  7. When the License Agreement appears, click the 'Yes' button after reading the agreement, and then click 'Next'.

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  8. File copying begins. After all files are copied, the Printer Port dialog box is displayed. When the dialog box is displayed, turn on the printer.

    Note: If the port is not detected at this time, disconnect the cable from the printer and reconnect it.

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  9. Click 'OK' to end the printer driver installation.

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Note: If you previously used a Canon printer that was connected with a USB cable, a message reporting that the USB driver will be updated may be displayed. Click the OK button to update the USB driver and restart Windows.


Temporarily disable User Account Control
Note: In Windows Vista, the 'Remove' button will not be accessible (grayed out) if 'User Account Control' is enabled.

-To disable 'User Account Control' temporarily, open User Accounts from Control Panel.

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Click 'Turn User Account Control on or off'.


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-Click the check box next to 'Use User Account Control (UAC)...' to remove the checkmark, and then click the 'OK' button at the bottom of the screen.

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-Click 'Restart Now'

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-Once the computer has restarted you will be able to remove the driver.

I hope it helps!!!

Sep 06, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP3300 InkJet Photo Printer

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My computer


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Mar 27, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Unable to see my destop


This behavior may occur for one of the following reasons: • The Auto-hide the taskbar option has been selected for the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. • Your user account settings are corrupted. • The core files are damaged. • The Explorer.exe file does not load during startup.
RESOLUTION
loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution'); To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Make sure that the auto-hide option is not enabled for Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); To determine whether the auto-hide option is not enabled for Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, follow these steps: 1. Press CRTL+ESC. 2. If the Start menu appears, right-click the Start menu, and then click Properties. 3. Click the Taskbar tab, clear the Auto-hide the taskbar check box, and then click OK.
Method 2: Log on as a different user
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Log off as the current user, and try to log on to the computer as a different user. If logging on as different user resolves this problem, create a new user account, and try to copy the settings from the old user account to the newly created user account. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Restart the computer. When the Power On Self Test (POST) is complete, press F8. 2. On the Windows Advanced Options Menu, use the ARROW keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER. 3. When you are prompted to select which operating system to start, select Microsoft Windows XP edition where edition is the edition of Windows XP that is installed, and then press ENTER. 4. On the To begin, click your user name screen, click Administrator. 5. Type the administrator password, and then click the arrow button.

Note In some cases, the Administrator password may be set to a blank password. In this case, do not enter a password before you click the arrow button. 6. Click Yes to close the message that states that Windows is running in safe mode. 7. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage. 8. In the Computer Management (Local) list, expand Local Users and Groups. 9. Right-click the Users folder, and then click New User. 10. Type the user name and password in the appropriate boxes, and then retype the password in the Confirm password box.

Note If you do not want to assign a password to the user account, do not type a password in the Password or Confirm password boxes. 11. Click to clear the User must change password at next logon check box. 12. Click to select the Password never expires check box if you do not want the password to expire. 13. Click Create, click Close, and then exit the Computer Management snap-in. 14. Restart Windows as usual, and then log on as the new user that you created.If the issue is resolved, reinstall the programs that you want, and then copy the documents that you want from the My Documents folder of the old user account. To copy the contents of the My Documents folder of the old user account, follow these steps: Fore more details click here Thanks Iqbal

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