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Dell window opens every time I start up PC or switch user

Everytime I switch on my PC, or switch user, a window opens up with
c:\ProgramFiles\Dell at the top. I can close it immediately, but I find it irritating. How can I stop it from opening up please?

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Try using autoruns to see where this is cominf from and then delete it http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx 

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How to do if locked out of Windows 8 laptop?


1. Run "lusrmgr.msc" to reset Dell Windows password.
In Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, there is an easy way to reset a forgotten user account password by just run the lusrmgr.msc. But you need to login your server or laptop with an account which has admin privileges. Note that resetting password with this tip might cause irreversible loss of information for the user account. This data loss will occur the next time the user logs off. You should use this command only if a user has forgotten his or her password and does not have a password reset disk.
Step 1. Start your PC and log on with an available user account which has admin privileges.
Step 2. Click "start" button, press "Win+R" to open "Run box". Type in "lusrmgr.msc" and hit Enter.
Step 3. Local Users and Computers appears, all user accounts of your computer will be list, right-click your user name and select "reset password".
Step 4. Type in a new password and type it again to confirm it, click OK.
After restarting you can login that user account with new password.
2. Remove Dell password by using a Windows password recovery tool.
This is a universal way to reset forgotten Windows password on HP Server or PC, no matter what your Windows system is, Windows 8/7/vista/XP. iSunshare Windows Password Genius is designed to recover Windows password for any kinds of PC, such as hp, dell, acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, IBM etc. It not only can help reset server or laptop password Windows 8, but also Windows 7, Vista, XP and Windows 2000.
Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Genius Advanced on another computer you have access to.
Step 2: Run the software to create a Windows password recovery disk with CD/DVD or USB drive.
Step 3: Insert the Windows password recovery disk to your PC or Server and set the laptop to boot from the disk by changing devices boot order in BIOS SETUP.
Step 4: After boot from the password recovery disk, Windows password recovery tool will start automatically and display a friendly window. Then you can reset whichever account password of your PC or Server by a few clicks.
Windows Password Genius also allows user to create new admin account for your Dell Windows system without logging. With this new user, you can login your Dell computer directly and access control panel to reset other user password.

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How To Remove Ping's Dropdown Menu in iTunes 10.0.1


If you've just updated to iTunes 10.0.1, you might have noticed the new Ping sidebar and drop down menu. Here are instructions on how to remove them from Mac and Windows.

Mac:

Quit iTunes and open Terminal. Paste the following lines, one at a time, and hit Enter for each:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown 1
defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-link-arrows 1
defaults write com.apple.iTunes disablePingSidebar 1


Windows:

Quit iTunes and open a Command Prompt. Paste the following lines, one at a time, and hit Enter for each:

"%ProgramFiles%/itunes/itunes.exe" /setPrefInt hide-ping-dropdown 1
"%ProgramFiles%/itunes/itunes.exe" /setPrefInt show-store-link-arrows 1
"%ProgramFiles%/itunes/itunes.exe" /setPrefInt disablePingSidebar 1

on Oct 01, 2010 | Apple iTunes

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How do I remove write protection from my old files on


You should be able to delete these files if you log in as Administrator user.

Feb 24, 2012 | Dell Dimension E520 PC Desktop

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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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Cant acsess internet exploreror get on web /dell dim 2400 celaron 2.60/2.59./512mb


your internet explorer will be in c:/programfiles browse for it and user

Jan 28, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My yahoo messanger display image become blank and


Try these steps: For XP

1. Exit Yahoo! Messenger by right-clicking the tray icon and selecting "Exit."
2. On your keyboard, press "Windows Logo+R" to open the "Run" command.
3. Type in "cmd" and click "OK." This opens a Command Prompt window.
4. Copy and paste each of the following commands into the command prompt. Press the "Enter" key after pasting each command.
%SystemDrive%
cd "\"
rd "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\Cache\" /s /q
rd "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Yahoo\" /s /q
rd "%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Yahoo!\" /s /q
reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Yahoo /f
reg delete HKCU\Software\Yahoo /f
del "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\*--*" /f /s /q
del "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\*.tmp" /f /s /q
del "%temp%\*.*" /f /s /q

Delete your Avatars and Icons files. Here's how:
1. On your keyboard, press "Windows Logo+R" to open the "Run" command.
2. Type in %ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\Cache\Avatars\
%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\Cache\Icons\
3. Delete all files inside each folder.

Restart your Yahoo! Messenger and you should be all set.


Nov 01, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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My yahoo messenger doesnt update me on who is online or offline? help me please thanks...


clear your Yahoo! Messenger cache files

For XP:
1. Exit Yahoo! Messenger by right-clicking the tray icon and selecting "Exit."
2. On your keyboard, press "Windows Logo+R" to open the "Run" command.
3. Type in "cmd" and click "OK." This opens a Command Prompt window.
4. Copy and paste each of the following commands into the command prompt. Press the "Enter" key after pasting each command.
%SystemDrive%
cd "\"
rd "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\Cache\" /s /q
rd "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Yahoo\" /s /q
rd "%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Yahoo!\" /s /q
reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Yahoo /f
reg delete HKCU\Software\Yahoo /f
del "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\*--*" /f /s /q
del "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\*.tmp" /f /s /q
del "%temp%\*.*" /f /s /q

For vista:

1. Exit Yahoo! Messenger by right-clicking the tray icon and selecting "Exit."
2. On your keyboard, press "Windows Logo+R" to open the "Run" command.
3. Type in "cmd" and click "OK." This opens a Command Prompt window.
4. Copy and paste each of the following commands into the command prompt. Press the "Enter" key after pasting each command.
%SystemDrive%
cd "\"
rd "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\Cache\" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Yahoo\" /s /q
rd "%ProgramData%\Yahoo!\" /s /q
reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Yahoo /f
reg delete HKCU\Software\Yahoo /f
del "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\*--*" /f /s /q
del "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\*.tmp" /f /s /q
del "%temp%\*.*" /f /s /q

Oct 01, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Toshiba flash cards stopped working


go to Toshiba web site. they have your problem solution.

Dec 20, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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My computer wont start


it shows power supply gone bad, check it

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