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Add/Remove Hardware Window Won't Go Away

Got it to check for something, but it's been going for TWO HOURS!!! No "X", no button, nada.... my mom is not computer savvy and thinks that shutting down a computer will cause all of her stuff to go (becuase her "calculator does that"...oh boy) anyway to do this without giving my mom a heart attack?

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  • docstrange Aug 23, 2007

    yeah i did CTRL ALT DELETE, and nothing....
    when i did that it was on for like a second and then it dissapeered. And it's still running.....

  • docstrange Sep 23, 2007

    never mind then, fixed it me self, simple log off/log on all i needed to do



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Ctrl+alt+delete and go to the processes tab and shut down explorer.exe then go to the applications tab and press new task and start explorer.exe. the add/remove window should be gone. If not then you should tell your mom to cover her eyes while you restart :)

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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    Jacob Van Kley Aug 23, 2007

    Hmm that is very interesting. Most likely the only solution is tor restart then. Show this document to your mom and explain to her that anything she puts on the hard drive is there permanently (even if deleted) and that if you restart the computer her files will all still be there.



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