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Not getting control panel in the start menu.Even i tried in the reg editor only to get reg editing has been disabled by your administrator.kindly solve the problem associated with my laptop.

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That problem is caused by the virus,u can try to clean the regestry

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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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How to change filetype associations in Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and 98 fast and...



For Windows Vista There are two ways:Method #1 (on the fly):
  1. Right-click a file of the type you want to change, and select Properties.
  2. In the General tab, click the Change button.
  3. Choose a program from the list, or click Browse to select an .EXE file on your hard disk.
Method #2 (view a list of file types):
  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel Home, click Programs, and then click Make a file type always open in a specific program.Or, in the Classic View, open Default Programs and then click Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
  3. Highlight a file type in the list and click Change Program.

For Windows 2000 and Windows XP For Windows 2000 and Windows XP, the following steps are required to set Dreamweaver 8 as a default editor in Internet Explorer:
  1. Launch Windows Explorer (typically, you can launch this by choosing Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer).
  2. Select Tools > Folder Options...
  3. Select the File Types tab.
  4. Scroll to the HTM extension in the Registered File Types list.
  5. Click the Advanced button. You may have to restore the file association before you see the Advanced button.
  6. Select Edit from the actions list (not Edit within Dreamweaver), then click the Edit button.
  7. Browse to the Dreamweaver 8 executable. The default location for the Dreamweaver.exe file is: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver8\
  8. Click OK until you are back at the File Types list.
  9. Select the HTML extension and repeat steps 5 to 8.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Restart your system.
  12. Open the Internet Options tool from the Windows Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel).
  13. Select the Programs tab.
  14. Select Dreamweaver8 from the drop-down menu in the HTML Editor category.
  15. Click OK.
For Windows 98 For Windows 98, the following steps are required to set Dreamweaver 8 as a default editor in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Windows Explorer (Start > Programs > Windows Explorer).
  2. Select Tools > Folder Options or View > Folder Options (both will open the same window).
  3. Select the File Types tab.
  4. Scroll to the Microsoft HTML Document listing in the Registered File Types list.
  5. Click the Advanced button.
  6. Select Edit from the actions list (not Edit with Dreamweaver), then click the Edit button.
  7. Browse to the Dreamweaver 8 executable. The default location for the Dreamweaver.exe file is: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver8\
  8. Click OK until you have closed all windows.
  9. Restart your system.
  10. Open the Internet Options tool from the Windows Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel).
  11. Select the Programs tab.
  12. Select Dreamweaver8 from the drop-down menu in the HTML Editor category.
  13. Click OK.
please vote if this tip from is really helpful to u .. -shailendra

on Oct 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Start Menu tips in windows 7


Start Menu tips Many people overlook the Start Menu, rarely using it except as a jumping off point to run an application or get to the Control Panel. But there's actually plenty you can do with it.
Search the Internet from the Start Menu Note: This tip relies on the Group Policy Editor, which isn't available in some versions of Windows 7. Thus, this tip will not work if you have the Home Premium, Starter, or Home Basic editions of Windows 7.
The Start Menu's search box is a convenient way to search through your PC -- but you can also have it do double-duty and perform Internet searches as well. To enable this feature:

1. In the Start Menu search box, type GPEDIT.MSC and press Enter to run the Group Policy Editor.

2. Go to User Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> Start Menu and Taskbar.

3. Double-click "Add Search Internet link to Start Menu," and from the screen that appears, select Enabled. Then click OK and close the Group Policy Editor.

4. From now on, when you type a search term in the Search box on the Start Menu, a "Search the Internet" link will appear. Click the link to launch the search in your default browser with your default search engine.

on Jan 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to activate task manager on my pc


It can be done easily by editing the registry. I will try to explain in detail. Follow these steps

1. Check that your PC is virus free. Install Antivirus program if required.
2. Regisry is enabled. Goto run command from start menu OR Press Win key+R and type 'regedit'. It would show up registry.
3. If registry is enabled you can edit it.
4. Open notepad and paste the following four lines

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000
"DisableRegistryTools"=dword:00000000

5. TYPE the file name ENABLETASKMANAGER.REG
6. Choose 'all files' option from 'Save as type'
7. Now you should have a registry editing patch. Please note that its extension is .reg
8. Double click the patch to add it to registry and task manager would be enabled.
9. Alternatively, you can download PROCESS EXPLORER, whichis a replacement of task manager from internet. It works even if the taskmanager is disabled.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any further clarification/ help

CreativeTECH

Nov 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to enable control panael,taskmanager


Method 1 - Using the Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Professional
  1. Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
  2. Under User Configuration, Click on the plus (+) next to Administrative Templates
  3. Click on the plus (+) next tSystem, then click on Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options
  4. Find Remove Task Manager in the right-hand pane and double click on it
  5. Choose the option "Not Configured" and click Ok.
  6. Close the Group Policy Window
Method 2: Change the Task Manager Option through the Run line
  1. Click on Start, Run and type the following command exactly and press Enter
REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Method 3: Change Task Manager through a Registry REG file
  1. Click on Start, Run, and type Notepad and press Enter
  2. Copy and paste the information between the dotted lines into Notepad and save it to your desktop as taskmanager.reg
------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000
-------------------------------------

3. Double click on the taskmanager.reg file to enter the information into the Windows registry

Method 4: Delete the restriction in the registry manually
  1. Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter
  2. Navigate to the following branch

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ System

  3. In the right pane, find and delete the value named DisableTaskMgr
  4. Close the registry editor

For Control Panel

Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |
Navigate to >>>
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\
Prohibit access to the Control Panel
[[Disables all Control Panel programs.]]

Jan 12, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Speed up the Start Menu


The default speed of the Start Menu is pretty slow, but you can fix that by editing a Registry Key. Fire up the Registry Editor and navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop \ MenuShowDelay
By default, the value is 400. Change this to a smaller value, such as 0, to speed it up.
If this doesn't work for some reason, then you might try the following: Navigate to Display Properties then Appearance then Effects and turn off the option titled Show menu shadow. You will get much better overall performance.

on Jun 02, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario v3000z Notebook

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My DVD drive is not working. just purchased Acer Aspire Desktop M3800, inserted a CD & nothing is working.


1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
4. Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
5. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
6. Quit Registry Editor
try it

Jan 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Code 10 cd/dvd


Hi,

Lets follow this:-

1. Choose Start > Run..
2. Type regedit in the Open text box and click OK.
3. Expand my computer - Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class and select the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} key, which appears as a folder.
4.On the right hand side, you'll find upper and lower filters, select them one by one and delete.
5.Restart PC and hope it works for you.

Note:Create a restore point before you delete any key from registry.

Thanks

Oct 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Windows xp does not recognize my cd driver since I have replaced my power supply, no disks play at all. control panel>device manager ..reads a code #41,..even tried to restart to an earlier date at no...


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.

To resolve this behavior, follow these steps: 
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
Quit Registry Editor.NOTE: After you remove the Upperfilters value and the Lowerfilters value, if you notice lost functionality in a particular program, such as CD recording software, you may need to reinstall that software. If the problem recurs, consult with the software vendor for assistance. 


Restart your computer.

Jan 31, 2009 | HP Pavilion a815n (PS512AA) PC Desktop

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Cd burning


try doing this
click start>control panel>administrative tools>services>double click on imapi >click drop down box that will put the service into automatic instead of manual then press run.

you can also try this:
Step 1: Start Registry Editor loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. Registry Editor starts.
Step 2: Delete the UpperFilters registry entry loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); 1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. 2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet. 3. Expand Control, and then expand Class. 4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. 5. In the right pane (topic area), click UpperFilters.

Note An UpperFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the UpperFilters registry entry, you must click UpperFilters and not UpperFilters.bak. 6. On the Edit menu, click Delete. 7. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm the deletion of the UpperFilters registry entry: Are you sure you want to delete this value?The UpperFilters registry entry is removed from the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} registry subkey.

Note Do not exit Registry Editor. You must have this program for the next step.
Step 3: Delete the LowerFilters registry entry loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); 1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. 2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet. 3. Expand Control, and then expand Class. 4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. 5. In the right pane (topic area), click LowerFilters.

Note An LowerFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the LowerFilters registry entry, you must click LowerFilters and not LowerFilters.bak. 6. On the Edit menu, click Delete. 7. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm the deletion of the LowerFilters registry entry: Are you sure you want to delete this value?The LowerFilters registry entry is removed from the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} registry subkey. 8. Exit Registry Editor.

Jun 19, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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