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I cannot close Windows because I am locked into some Wiki program that took away the control panel. I turn off the computer - wait required time - that program comes back on the screen. Please help me get out of this.

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When you restart the computer, as soon as you turn it on, start pressing F8. This will allow you to get into safe mode. Once you're logged on in safe mode, go to the control panel, then add/remove programs, and delete the program that is causing you trouble.

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Disable num lock


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The num lock (number or numeric lock) can become annoying if you tend to accidentally hit the num lock key on your laptop and turn it on or off.
Disabling the num lock completely involves editing the system registry.
Before performing such edits, always save and back up your computer information in case you make a mistake, as the system registry controls many aspects of your computer's operation.
Once you have disabled the num lock on your laptop, you must edit the system registry again to re-enable that function.

Close all windows and programs that are running on your computer.
Press the "Windows" key and the "R" key simultaneously to open the "Run" dialog box.

Type "regedit" without the quotation marks, then press "Enter."
Click the "+" symbol next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then select the "+" symbol next to "Control Panel."
Click on "Keyboard."
Double-click "IntitialKeyboardIndicators."
Enter "0" (the number zero) in the "Value Data" field to disable the num lock after logon, or enter "1" (the number one) to disable the num lock entirely.
Click "OK," then close the registry by clicking the "X" in the upper right corner of the registry window.
Restart your computer.
To re-enable num lock, follow the same process, but change the "Value Data" to "2."


http://www.softwarehowtos.com/article-how-to-disable-or-enable-the-num-lock-key-at-startup-1244448193.html

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Where do i find the files with colored meters to delete from my computer


I actually have no idea of what you are referring to Brenda, but am waiting for more clarification so that I will.

Please post back in a Comment.

I wonder if you are referring to Add/Remove Programs?

Windows XP:
Left-click on Start.
Left-click on Control Panel. (To the right)
Left-click on Add/Remove Programs.

Windows Vista and Windows 7;
Left--click on the Windows logo button. (Start)
Left-click on Control Panel.
Left-click on Add/Remove Programs.

Yes, there is an easier method, using WinVista, and Win7; but took you the long way; so the long way is not forgotten.
You may find you need this information someday.

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joecoolvette

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I am trying to burn a DVD that is 1 hour and 49 minutes long and it will not burn correctly. On a DVD-RW it only recorded just a small amount at the beginning and also had music in the background. I tried...


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Scratches or dust may cause write errors! Handle the disc carefully when transferring it to the CD drive! DMA & Auto Insert Notification (AIN)
DMA does not allow the CPU to have full control of the Writer, thus causing Lock-ups and Buffer Under Run Errors. Auto Insert Notification causes a CD Disc to autorun. This causes problems when you use the Writer as the Reader & as the Writer. Rule of Thumb, always uncheck Auto Insert Notification and DMA To disable AIN with MP3 CD Burner, simply go into the Preferences and uncheck 7q Auto Insert Notification7q You will have to reboot. Media
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These programs should have been closed in step #3. Screen Savers, Virus Checkers, Crash Guards and Uninstallers will intercept commands and steal CPU time away from the Writer, which may cause Lock-ups and Buffer Under Run errors. (Screen savers are automatically disabled during a burn with CD Burner.) Power Management
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There is always a possibility of a Virus being on your system causing weird problems. Running a Virus scan on the computer will verify a clean system. Make sure you have the most current virus definitions installed in your Virus program. In addition, don't forget to turn off the Virus program prior to writing.
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Having multiple writing software on your systems (Adaptec, Nero, Prassi, Veritas, etc.) are known to cause system lock-ups. This is due to each writing software modifying the same files "winaspi.dll, wnaspi32.dll, and apix.vxd" and then not being compatible with each other. This normally is the case on older operating systems (Windows 95/98/NT). In newer operating systems, writing software's have their own ASPI layer, however more than two writing software are also know to cause lock-ups. Log file says "*** Found DLL's for WinOnCD!!!"
There are known conflicts between WinOnCD and our MP3 CD Burner software on some Windows installations. If you are having burning problems, and your log file says "*** Found DLL's for WinOnCD!!!" you may choose to uninstall WinOnCD via the Add/Remove Control panel. Alternatively, you can go into your "WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS" directory and rename the following files:
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I cannot shut down or restart my PC using the start menu prompts. The only way to shut her down is a hard shut down (manually turn her off).


There is a program that is failing to shut down in general, which is delaying the computers ability to shut down.
The next time you shut down, make sure you have no programs open. Then, while attempting to shut down, wait until Windows pops up window asking you to close a non-responsive program. When it does, take note of the program that it mentions, then close it and see if Windows shuts down. Note: sometimes this takes a really long time.
Try re-installing the non-responsive program and see if your computer can shut down normally again.

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Thank you for helpme the problem is when i open the windows live massenger the page is open bat the problem is . when i need the start de conversation with my family some page is open en the think seid...


http://windowslive.com/Explore/Messenger

goto the following above link download the latest version of windows live messenger.

First goto your add/remove programs in your control panel remove windows live messenger, then restart your computer now install the newest version of it and see if this helps fix the issue.

also make sure you computer meets the minimum requirements of windows live messenger.
these are as follows.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, or Windows Vista
Windows Live programs do not support Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Windows Live Family Safety does not support 64-bit editions of Windows. Processor Minimum 800 MHz processor Memory Minimum 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or more recommended) Browser Internet Explorer 6 or later Internet connection Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply. Display Minimum 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 or larger recommended) Prerequisite software These components are required and will be downloaded and installed if they’re not already on your computer.

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Windows XP2 to Windows XP3? HELP!


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WP xp is coming up and asking for password. I don't recall a pass word. This just started today as I turn the laptop on. ( happen before)


If it's a windows password do this, I've done this plenty of times.
Step1
Take a Windows bootable CD and insert it into your CD-ROM. Boot your computer with the Windows CD as if you were doing the Windows installation. When the CD starts working, you will be prompted to “Press any key to boot from CD”.
Step2
Go through the steps until you will see a setup screen where it requires you to choose from one of two options: Install Windows or Repair Windows
Step3
Press “R” to start repair of the windows. The Setup will start copying the files from CD to your PC hard drive. Wait for few minutes; the computer will then reboot itself automatically.
Step4
The GUI (Graphical User Interface) screen of Windows Setup will be shown on the screen. You will need to go to the command prompt.
If you are using Windows 2000, wait until the setup comes to the place where it says, “Registering Components.” There you are going to pres the “Shift+ F10” key.
If you are using Windows XP, wait until you see a progress bar in the left where it says, “Installing devices.” There you are going to press the “Shift + F10” key.
Step5
Now that you have opened the command prompt, you will need to get access to the control panel. Here is how:
If using Windows 2000, type “control.exe” in command prompt without quotes. If using Windows XP, type “nusrmgr.cpl” in command prompt without quotes.
Step6
Now that you have access to the control panel, you can reset or set a new password using the control panel administration/password utilities. When you are complete, close the command prompt and wait until the repair is completed. Restart your computer and login with your new password.
Remember you will need the windows product key for the operating system in question.

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