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I click start menu, open my computer when I click on any folder to open in c: drive I get a message windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. we are sorry for the inconvenience. I also get the same message if I try to open a certain file on the desktop. I click for details and I see App name: explorer.exe App ver: 6.0.2900.5512
Modname: pdshext.dll Modver: 4.0.10.1
offset: 00012d43

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L did,t get a work manual with my computer and l don't know how to insert a cisk


Which operating system ?

If its a cd or dvd disc you are referring to there is a horizontal slot on the front panel of desktop computers just insert the disc into the slot once it gets half or three quarters of the way in the computer should find it and drag it into the computer .

Then access this disc in windows explorer.


Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer my computer you should see your drives C: usually your hard drive D: your cd dvd drive and your usb drive E: or F: click to open it
Windows Explorer is an application that enables you to locate system files, folders and components on your computer. It enables you to make adjustments on components installed or running on your computer. It provides detailed information about your files and folders and enables you to organize them by renaming, copying, or moving them. You can launch Windows Explorer in several simple ways.

Right-click the Windows "Start" menu and click "Explore" to launch Windows Explorer. You should see the system folders in the left panel. Click the folder that you want to launch. You should see the contents of that folder on the right panel. Alternatively, launch Windows Explorer by double-clicking "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista and 7) on the desktop. Click the "Folders" button on the top. You should see the system folders in the left panel. Click the folder that you want to launch. You should see the contents of that folder on the right panel. Alternatively, click the Windows "Start" menu and click "Programs" or "All Programs." Scroll up and select "Accessories." Click "Windows Explorer" to launch Windows Explorer.
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Mar 04, 2013 | Acer Computers & Internet

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The Installation CD Does Not Start Automatically in Windows XP


This tip answers issue regarding CD's that come with your HP printer. <span>If after putting the installation CD into the CD drive, the software does not automatically start installing the software you can do either one of the following.</span> <span>1. On your pc, go to Start, click My Computer, right-click the CD-ROM drive then click Autoplay.</span> <span>2.If nothing happens, check whether the Autorun feature is enabled, if not enable <b>Autorun</b> by going to t</span><span>he <b>Control Panel</b>, double-click <b>System</b>, go to <b>Device Manager</b> and click the plus sign next to CD-ROM Drive entries. Right-click the name of your CD-ROM and go to <b>Properties</b>. In the<b> Properties</b> screen, go to <b>Settings</b> and check the box next to <i>Auto Insert Notification.</i></span> <span></span><span>Or</span> <span>Click <b>Start</b>, then <b>Run</b>, type <span>gpedit.msc.</span>Click <b>Administrative Templates</b> under <i>Computer configuration</i>. Click <b>System</b>, then click <i>Turn off Autoplay</i>.Right-click <i>Turn off Autoplay</i>, then click Properties. Under <b>Setting</b>, click <i>configured</i>.</span> <span>3. If any of the two won't work you can manually install the HP software CD. To do this, c</span><span>lick <b>Start</b> and then click <b>Run. </b></span><span>Click <b>Browse</b> and then select My <b>Computer</b>. </span><span>Click the CD/DVD drive. </span><span>Double-click the <b><u>setup.exe</u></b> file.</span><span>If nothing happens, it may be because CD drive is unable to read the CD.</span> <span>4. Check whether the CD drive is working by playing other CD or DVD.</span><span>If music CD/Video CD is not working then there is an issue with CD/DVD drive, contact Computer manufacturer.</span><span>If the Music/Video CD works with the CD drive, clean the HP software CD using a soft cloth damped in distilled water and wipe the CD with lint free cloth.</span><span>Reinsert software CD and wait until it auto plays.</span><span>If it fails again then try inserting software CD in a different drive if any.</span> <span>5. </span><span>If CD is not working in any of the available drives then copy the files to the hard drive.To do this,c</span><span>lick <b>Start</b> and open <b><i>My Computer</i></b> or double-click <b>My Computer</b> on the Desktop.</span><span>Double-click <b>C:\</b> or <b>D:\</b> , assuming C: and D: are the computer hard drives.</span><span>Right-click the empty pane in C:\ or D:\ of <b><i>My Computer</i></b> and select <b>New</b> .Then click <b>Folder</b> .</span><span>A new folder is created. Rename the new folder <b><i>HP Driver</i></b> .</span><span>Right-click <b>Start</b> and then click <b>Explore</b> to open Windows Explorer.</span><span>Locate the CD-ROM drive letter in the left pane of the window and select it so that the contents are displayed in the right pane.</span><span>Click <b>Edit</b> in the <b><i>File</i></b> menu and then click <b>Select All</b> to highlight all of the files and folders.</span><span>With the files still selected, click <b>Edit</b> and then click <b>Copy</b> .</span><span>Close Windows Explorer. Open the HP Driver folder created in step 1, click <b>Edit</b> , and then click <b>Paste</b> to copy the files to the HP Driver folder on the hard drive.</span> <span><br /></span> <span></span><span>If while copying, a <span>Cannot copy from source disk or drive</span> or <span>Cannot copy specified file</span> error message is displayed, then check the functionality of the CD drive by using a different CD. </span> <span><br /></span> <span>If other CDs work correctly, it means there is an error reading the HP software CD.</span> <span><br /></span> <span></span><span>If the files cannot be copied from the CD, the CD may be defective. In this case, you can either download a software or order a CD at <u>support and drivers</u> page of hp.com.</span>

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NEED TO KNOW HOW I CAN PREVENT BACKUP FILES FROM GOING INTO MY RECOVERY(D), AND FILLING IT UP. I AM RECEIVING MESSAGE THAT I HAVE LOW DISK SPACE IN RECOVERY DISK. HOW DO I FREE UP THIS SPACE, AND HOW


Are you sure the files are going in there? Many times the manufacturers only allocate the size that they need partitioned on that drive. I have seen many cases where that drive is full from factory and people always get that message.

  1. Click Start c01508537.gif and right-click Computer .
  2. Select Properties .
  3. Click System Protection from the left side of the Window.
  4. In the section "Automatic restore points", remove the selection next to the D: drive, and then click OK . If the D: drive was not selected, close this window. Figure 3: System Protection tab with D: drive unselected
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  5. Right-click Start Explore All Users .
  6. Before you can remove the backup files and folders, you need to be able to view hidden system files as follows:
    1. From the explorer window press the Alt key on the keyboard to make the menu bar appear in the window.
    2. From the file menu, click Tools , and then select Folder Options .
    3. Select the View tab.
    4. Select Show hidden files and folders , remove the selection from Hide protected operating system files and then click OK .
  7. From the Folder Options window in explorer, double-click Recovery (D:) .
  8. If a Window opens stating "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" opens. Click Continue .
  9. If you previously copied or created any files into Recovery (D:) and you want to keep them, copy them to another drive - such as the C: drive.
  10. Find and delete any files that you previously copied onto the Recovery (D:) drive.
    CAUTION:Do not delete any files that are associated to recovery! Do not delete the items RECOVERY, $RECYCLE.BIN, boot, hp, PC-Doctor, pcdr, or PRELOAD! Doing so can prevent a future system recovery from the hard drive. If you are not sure, do not delete the file.
    Press Shift + Delete to permanently remove the files.
    To delete files created from MS Backup (MS Backup files are not recovery files), find and delete the folder with the same name as the computer name in the Recovery (D:) partition. For example if the computer name is BOB-PC, the folder containing the backup files would be named BOB-PC and would be deleted.
  11. Several confirmation windows open. Click Continue , and Yes until the folder is deleted.
  12. To set Windows Folder Options back to their original setting as follows:
    1. From the explorer window press Alt to view the file menu.
    2. Click Tools , and then select Folder Options .
    3. Select do not show hidden files and folders and select Hide protected operating system files .
    4. Click OK .
  13. Close explorer. The Out of Disk Space errors should no longer appear. If you would like to use the Microsoft Backup Tool again, open it and select a different external backup device to store the backup files on.

Aug 17, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Computers & Internet

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Spooling subsystem error. I can print some things but some things get stuck and I cannot even delete them.


Click "start" and go to "Run"

Type "services.msc" at the prompt which will open the Services
window.

Scroll down the alphabetical list in the right window pane until you come
to the entry with the name "Print Spooler"

Right-click this entry, then select "stop". This will stop the computer
running the process that holds your print queues.

Leaving that window open for now, click again on "Start", and then click
"My Computer" to open a Windows Explorer window.

We've stopped the queue service, now we just have to clear the jam that is already there. To do this we navigate to the print spool folder which is hiding within the Windows folders. Usually Windows is installed on C: drive, but you should be able to tell when the Explorer window opens which drive it is on.

The usual path to the spool folder is C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS, but yours may be slightly different. Your windows drive may have another name for instance, but this would be uncommon. So click on your Windows drive (usually C), then double-click on the Windows folder, and then find the System32 folder and double-click on that. Windows may warn you that you are about to view system files, but click "View files anyway" message and search out the "spool folder". Within the Spool folder is your Printers folder, and you should open that.

Delete every file within this folder to empty the jammed print queue (pressing the "ctrl" and "a" keys will select all files and then you can just hit "delete").

Close the explorer window now that we have emptied the cleared spool files and return to your Services window. We must re-start the Printer spooler service, and do so by right-clicking the Print Spooler entry and selecting "Start" from the list. Close the services window and try printing again.

Mar 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Outlook express frozen-up


To resolve this problem follow the steps below:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools and then click Internet Options.
  3. Internet Explorer 6
    • Under Temprorary Internet Files click on Settings button.
    Internet Explorer 7
    • Under Browsing History click on Settings button.
  4. Click Move Folder and change Temprorary Folder to different location.
    Note: Make sure do not place the temp folder on C:\ or systemroot drive.
  5. Optimize Internet Explorer.
  6. Close Internet Explorer.
  7. Try to open Outlook Express again. To resolve this problem follow the steps below:
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Click Tools and then click Internet Options.
    3. Internet Explorer 6
      • Under Temprorary Internet Files click on Settings button.
      Internet Explorer 7
      • Under Browsing History click on Settings button.
    4. Click Move Folder and change Temprorary Folder to different location.
      Note: Make sure do not place the temp folder on C:\ or systemroot drive.
    5. Optimize Internet Explorer.
    6. Close Internet Explorer.
    7. Try to open Outlook Express again. To resolve this problem follow the steps below:
      1. Open Internet Explorer.
      2. Click Tools and then click Internet Options.
      3. Internet Explorer 6
        • Under Temprorary Internet Files click on Settings button.
        Internet Explorer 7
        • Under Browsing History click on Settings button.
      4. Click Move Folder and change Temprorary Folder to different location.
        Note: Make sure do not place the temp folder on C:\ or systemroot drive.
      Note: Also create a new folder in drive by the name of temp and selct the location of this folder when you click on move folder.
    Note: if you get the message that temp folder already exites then rename the temp folder and create a new folder.
    1. Optimize Internet Explorer.
    2. Close Internet Explorer.
    3. Try to open Outlook Express again.

    good luck.

Nov 13, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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When i turn on my zune it just continues to restart. it showed a code 5 error message. What is it and can i fix it


you receive the message when A Windows Digital Rights Management component is corrupt.
Things to try
  1. Reset the DRM system on the computer. Warning This procedure affects all media files on the computer that use Windows Media DRM technology. The effect of this procedure is not limited to media files that you obtained from the Zune Marketplace. If you follow this procedure, content licenses for all protected media files on the hard disk are deleted. Other providers, such as, Napster, MSN Music, and Wal-Mart, use different mechanisms for restoring licenses. If you have content from other providers, examine the appropriate license restoration policies before you continue.To reset the DRM system on the computer, follow these steps:
    1. Verify that the Show hidden files and folders option is turned on. To do this, follow these steps:

      Windows 7 or Windows Vista
      1. Start Windows Explorer. To do this, click Start, type userinit.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
      2. Click Organize, and then click Folder and Search Options.
      3. Click the View tab.
      4. Click Advanced Settings.
      5. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide Protected Operating System files (recommended) check box, and then click OK.
      Windows XP
      1. Start Windows Explorer. To do this, click Start, click Run, type userinit.exe, and then click OK.
      2. Click Tools, and then click Folder Options.
      3. Click the View tab.
      4. Click Advanced Settings.
      5. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide Protected Operating System files (recommended) check box, and then click OK.
    2. Locate the DRM folder on the computer. Typically, the DRM folder is located in the following location. Note In these paths, drive represents the drive on which Windows is installed.Windows 7 or Windows Vista
      • Windows 7 or Windows Vista x86-based versions
        drive:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM
      • Windows 7 or Windows Vista x64-based versions
        drive:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM
      Windows XP
      • drive:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM
      Note If you have upgraded from Windows 98 or from Window ME to Windows XP, the DRM folders may be located in C:\Windows\DRM.DRM folders can be located in various locations in different versions of Windows. You can also locate the DRM data path in the registry. DRM data is located in the following section of the registry:
      • x86-based versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRM
      • x64-based versions of Windows 7 or Windows Vista: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRM
      To locate the DRM path in the registry, follow these steps:
      1. Start Registry Editor.
          Windows XP
          • Click Start, click Run, type Regedit, and then click OK.

        • Windows 7 or Windows Vista
          1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image vistastartbutton.jpg, type run in the Start Search box, and then click Run under Programs.
          2. Type regedit.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
            Collapse this imageExpand this image securityshield.jpgIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
      2. Look for the applicable folder based on the version of Windows that you are using.
    3. Rename the DRM folder to DRMbackup.
      1. Right-click the DRM folder, and then click Rename.
      2. Type DRMbackup, and then press ENTER.
      3. Close Windows Explorer.

        If you receive an “Access denied” error message when you try to rename your DRM folder, start the computer in safe mode and log in as the computer administrator. To do this, follow these steps:
        1. Restart the computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured to start multiple operating systems, press the F8 key when the Boot menu appears.
        2. Select the safe mode option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.

          The Boot menu appears again and the words "Safe Mode" appears in blue at the bottom of the screen.
    4. Reset the DRM security component. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site, and then follow the steps to upgrade the DRM security component: http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink?LinkID=34506 (http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink?LinkID=34506)

      Note When you access this site through Internet Explorer on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive a "user account control" popup message that requires that you enter the administrator password to continue. Note If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows Vista x64 and the Upgrade button on the site listed earlier in this step appears dimmed, you will have to start Internet Explorer by using an account on the computer that has Administrative privileges in order to continue.
    5. Sign in to the Zune Marketplace. Then try to play a song to verify that the issue has been resolved.
    6. Restore the setting of the Hidden files and folders option. To do this, follow these steps:

Oct 31, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Printer Spooler issues


Click "start" and go to "Run"

Type "services.msc" at the prompt which will open the Services window

Scroll down the alphabetical list in the right window pane until you come to the entry with the name "Print Spooler"

Right-click this entry, then select "stop". This will stop the computer running the process that holds
your print queues.

Leaving that window open for now, click again on "Start", and then click "My Computer" to
open a Windows Explorer window.

We've stopped the queue service, now we just have to clear the jam that is already there. To do this we navigate to the print spool folder which is hiding within the Windows folders. Usually Windows is installed on C: drive, but you should be easily able to tell when the Explorer window opens which drive it is on.

The usual path to the spool folder is
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS, but yours may be slightly different.
Your windows drive may have another name for instance, but this would be uncommon.
So click on your Windows drive (usually C), then double-click on the Windows folder, and then find the
System32 folder and double-click on that. Windows may warn you that you are about to view system files, but click "View files anyway" message and search out the "spool folder". Within the Spool folder is your Printers folder, and you should open that.

Delete every file within this folder to empty the jammed print queue (pressing the "ctrl" and "a" keys will select all files and then you can just hit "delete").

Close the explorer window now that we have emptied the cleared spool files, and return to your Services window. we must re-start the Print spool service, and do so by right-clicking the Print Spool entry and selecting "Start" from the list. Close the services window and try printing again

Jul 10, 2009 | Dell 1700 Laser Printer

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Cant access to hel menu when i m pressing the F1 key


Use the System Configuration utility (Msconfig.exe) to extract the original Helpctr.exe file to the Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries folder on your hard disk. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start your computer in Safe mode. To do this, restart your computer, press and hold down the CTRL key after your computer completes the Power On Self Test (POST), and then click Safe Mode on the Startup menu.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type msconfig, and then click OK.
  4. In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click Extract File.
  5. In the Specify the system file you would like to restore box, type helpctr.exe, and then click Start.
  6. In the Restore from box, click Browse, and then browse to the C:\Windows\Options\Install folder, where C: is the drive on which Windows is installed, and then click OK.

    NOTE: Use C:\Windows\Options\Install if you installed a Windows Me retail product, or C:\Windows\Options\Cabs if your computer manufacturer installed Windows Me.

    Windows Me installs the cabinet files, by default, in the Windows\Options\Install folder. If these files are on your computer, you do not need your Windows Me CD-ROM because you can extract the Helpctr.exe from the appropriate folder on your hard disk.
  7. In the Save file in box, click Browse, and then browse to your C:\ drive (where C is the drive on which Windows is installed), and then click OK.
  8. Click OK to extract the file.
  9. Click Yes to the The destination folder C:\ does not exist. Do you want to create it? message.
  10. Click OK to the The file has been successfully extracted message, and then click OK to close the System Configuration Utility dialog box.
  11. Start Windows Explorer: Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer. Locate the Helpctr.exe file that you extracted to your drive C.
  12. Move the Helpctr.exe file to the C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries folder by right-clicking the Helpctr.exe file and selecting Cut. Navigate to the Binaries folder, right-click the folder, and then click Paste on the shortcut menu.
  13. Click Start, and then click Run.
  14. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

  15. Locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Helpctr.exe In the right pane, verify that the key is set to the following value: C:\Windows\PCHealth\Helpctr\Binaries\Helpctr.exe If this registry entry does not exist, create a new entry. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
    2. Right-click App Paths, point to New, and then click Key.
    3. Type Helpctr.exe.
    4. In the left pane, click Helpctr.exe.
    5. In the right pane, right-click (Default), and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type C:\Windows\PCHealth\Helpctr\Binaries\Helpctr.exe, and then click OK.
  16. On the Registry menu, click Exit to quit the Registry Editor.

May 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Can't uninstall Weather Channel Desktop


Good morning! please try CCleaner software to uninstall it. best regards.

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