... I have no disk for Windows - moved house recently so probably
lost it! Can anyone help please?
An exception occurred while trying to run
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\appwiz.cpl",Add or Remove Programs"I too have been havijng the same exact problem for the past two months. I get
the following message.
"An exception occurred while trying to run
"C:\windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL"C:windows\system32\appwiz.cpt",", add or remove programs"
I am running a Pentium 3 866mghz system with XP professional and SP2
installed a long time ago. Thus I can not uninstall programs.
This error has persisted for months and now does not allow me ...
Not sure what is causing this but occasionally when posting a message I will
edit my post for grammer or whatever and place the cursor somwhere in the
middle of what I've written so far and try to edit it. Usually there is no
problem but sometimes the text that was after the cursor
disappears_essentially I have to delete everything before the edit and
retype everything to make it all come out right. This problem occurs
sporadically in most forums I post in though not this one yet.Editing a post would be a function of whatever program was used for the forums where you are posting. You are using Outlook Express to post on this Newsgroup, so the composing and editing are done from within OE.
Internet forums can be using any one of hundreds of different programs to manage and ...
... : it started to go, then just stopped after about a
second. But if I clicked on it from Windows Explorer | My Network Places, it
So things are pretty much screwed up.
At about the same time, I've been getting an onslaught of security messages
from Norton Firewall, telling me that a remote system is trying to access my
system. (That has been going on for about a week; the problem with the
network and the shortcut only about a day.)
Any ideas about what I can do to try and get my network working again?
NeilHere's the latest on the situation below. I tried connecting the two PCs
directly with a network cable, rather than through the router. The message
"limited or no connectivity" came up. Going into the status area, it said:
... utility. Called microsoft
India and they have no clue. Any help would be appreciated.Floppy Disk is Not Accessible, Not Formatted, or Not Recognized by WindowsXP
CD-R Drive or CD-RW Drive Is Not Recognized As a Recordable Device
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q316529Thanks for the web site suggestions, but they do not work or apply to my
problem. The format error message comes up when I try to access the A drive,
even without a disc. The CD and CD-RW drives both show the values and
everything is working find when I do msinfo check, but will not work when I
put a CD in them and the recorder will not record. And I already typed the
full error message in first post. Anymore ideas?? Sure need help on ...
... with Autoplay with music CDs in the sense that it doesn't Autoplay. Autoplay is enabled and I have checked the registry settings related to Autoplay and they all seem to be OK. I have also run Autofix.exe from Microsoft but that didn't solve the problem either. This problem seems to have surfaced after I installed Easy CD-DA Extractor. Even Windows Explorer shows a blank under the CDRW/DVD drive (MATSHITA UJDA740). A workaround that I have found and that works every time is to Right-click on the CD drive and then select Eject, after ejecting right-click on the drive again, go to Autoplay tab and just click on OK (without making changes). After this when I insert a music CD, Autoplay works and Explorer shows the .cda files. ...
... this is what it said;
Page File Space 1.22 GB
Here is the virtual memory as well, if it will help;
Total Virtual Memory 1.72 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.07 GB
These reading were taking straight after a startup, so
minimal programs were running.
If anyone can provide any information that will help me
to sort out this problem with the lack of RAM, as it is
really starting to irritate me now.
Dave ReesI don't see any problem with your ram.
Windows will use sometimes over 200+ megs if it is available.Ok correct me if im wrong, my knowledge is not brillaint
when it comes to computers. I thought RAM was what
allowed windows to run multiple programs at once,
therefore more RAM means faster running of programs etc.
The reason i thought something was wrong with the ...
I am trying to run Quick Tax 2004. When I click on the Quick Tax icon I get
a small window, with the words \"Could not load a transcoding service,\" in
the blue title area, and in the main part of the window the words \"Xerces
I had no problem running this software last year.
Can anyone help me with this problem?Quick Tax Support Center
... or in use by another application. Please close all
application. I've tried everything. There are no applications running. I even
went into task manager and shut down as many processes as I could. I booted
with minimal drivers running. This is two days now on this problem. The only
thing that has changed is that I tried to install a Piinnacle video capture
device. It looked like it tried installing some high speed USB drivers. Then
it failed and told me I needed SP2. So I tried to load SP2 and now I gett his
problem. I deleted everything I could find relating to the Pinnacle device. I
also ran through a repair using my XP CD (not recovery console). Same thing.
Any help would be appreciated.
JasonJason, go here and get the Cleanup Utility. Install and run it. Maybe that ...
I recently installed Kodak Easy share software and started
experiencing boot problems, getting the
message "multiple_irp_completes". System will allow boot
to safe mode, but the Kodak reccommends running
two "clear" programs to remove the software. However, the
clear software will not work in safe mode. I would like to
know what this error message means, and how I can
determine that the Kodak software is causing the problem
(I'm pretty sure it is because it's the last thing I
installed) or whether something else may be causing the
Thanks for your help.Searching on google suggests it's a driver problem.
... , 512mb ram. Win XP pro.
It ran fine for a couple of months, then started locking
up frequently. Thought it might be a virus, but have
ruled that out. Even installed a new hd. Same thing.
Figured it must be the mobo, so I bought a new one, same
model. Swapped the ram out for one that was running
fine. Replaced the ide cables, just for the heck of it.
Problem persists. Re-installed xp on the new drive and
it runs through the whole install successfully, but hangs
on final reboot. I can then turn power off and restart
and Windows runs.
Thought it might be overheating, but nothing seems hot,
all fans operational. When I installed new mobo I
removed old heatsink and reapplied new. The only
additional card is the AGP 64 mb. Could it be the
offender? How bout the ...
When I turn on my pc after I get back from work, XP seems a bit instable
where applications I run usually shuts down forcibly with a windows message
saying the application ran into a critical error and needs to be shut down.
After I reboot, it goes away.
But the problem will reappear after the pc has been shut down for a while.
I usually start up my pc around 7PM, shut down around midnight. I go to
work and come back and turn on the pc...the problem is there again.
Any clue? I'm running XP on a P4 (2ghz / 1.5gb ram).
ThanksCheck your power supply. When you do the cold boot it may not be providing
regulated power withing specs but after the reboot it either warms up or the
reboot itself jolts it enough to bring it within specs again.
Also, the power supply itself may not have ...
windows xp pro
when i go to start then click on run and i type...ipconfig and ok
the command prompt windows is come for 2 seconds and is disappearing
..something like flash..blink..
i didn't have this before ....
to use command prompt i have to go to accessories...
could you please help me to solve this problem
natkaYou need to type:
cmd /k ipconfig
in the Run dialog box or the command prompt windows will close when the task
is finish when you only type:
in the Run dialog box.it works..:)
natkaYour welcome Natka.
... windows cd in and booted from that.. followed
all instructions and formatted drive using the windows cd in NTFS format (the
format took like 12 seconds which was very weird). Here is where the problem
started.. The drive finished formatting and started to install windows setup
files and when it got to the 'windows' folder, it said it could not be copied
onto the hard drive. ... my legit windows cd in and booted from that.. followed
| all instructions and formatted drive using the windows cd in NTFS format (the
| format took like 12 seconds which was very weird). Here is where the problem
| started.. The drive finished formatting and started to install windows setup
| files and when it got to the 'windows' folder, it said it could not be copied
| onto the hard ...
... internet files and any other programs in my programs folder in the C: drive (after uninstalling it first) that seem suspicious; basically anything I did not install. I don't understand what it going on here unless some page I came across made my computer download some file or soemthing. I have dealt with a lot of pop-ups and other windows coming up for sites that want me to download some files but this problem I have now makes those look like a joke. It's like I have no control. I knew Windows sucks but I never knew it was that bad. Help!You have been hijacked. Do a good virus scan after updating your virus
I have Spybot and it does a feature to correct just such situations. I
have read, but don't remember other solutions.
Joseph E. Meehan
26 + 6 ...
... pretty well, although I don't see the red X.
I followed the instructions and typed regsvr32 /i shdocvw.dll and it failed
with a return error code of 0xc0000005. I think I must be missing a file
that is affecting the commands boxes to add favorites and organize
favorites...by the way, the problem occurs when using both "top" and "left"
0xc0000005 might be caused by access violation. Login as Administrator
(built-in) and run these commands:
regsvr32 /i shell32
regsvr32 /i shdocvwRamesh:
Does logging in as administrator require anything "special"?
I restarted and typed regsvr32 /i shell32 and it succeeded. However, I
received the same error message as before when attempting to install shdocvw ...
... can see folders, but not all
the files in many of the folders in this storage partition. The
partition is in the other desktop.
This situation didn't exist the day before. The other three computers
see the entire network normally. I copied a couple of folders and their
contents from the problem computer's desktop and pasted them into the
storage partition. The folders arrived normally, but their contents had
There are no viruses or spyware and the problem desktop stiil sees
everything normally in every other network drive. I poked around in its
settings Saturday and didn't find anything odd or unusual.
What could be causing this? I'll appreciate suggestions.
Thanks..that machine might be set to not 'view hidden or system files' ...
... ;freeze" with the hourglass symbol, for at least 3-5 minutes.
What's odd is while the first instance of Explorer is 'frozen', I can open
other instances and rightclick normally.
I've tried just about everything I know to fix this behavior.
a) I thoroughly scanned my system for malware of all sorts. Clean
b) I uninstalled my Nvidia FX5200ultra drivers, same problem.
c) I ran several registry "cleaners", same problem.
d) I tried using a third party Explorer shell, but it locks up in the same
manner (and eventually unlocks!)
I'm at a complete loss. I've done SFC /purgecache & SFC /scannow , I've
chkdsk'd all drives, and will happily provide a screen shot. I really don't
want to abandon a completely working installation of Windows XP ...
... the Search function to find files on my PC, going through the
Start button and clicking on "Search". Usually, this works fine, but I have
encountered a problem which started last week.
Now when I click on Search, the Start drop down menus disappear as though
the Search panel is going to open as normal, but then nothing ... , there isn't an application
listed showing that the Search function is opening but "Not Responding", it
is just blank. Also, the CPU Usage is at 100%.
I don't get the problem with anything else in the Start menu. And, even
though the bar is frozen after I've clicked Search, the desktop and icons on
it are still OK to use.
Can any one help?
ThanksShow the hidden files and folders Rightclick C:\Windows\Inf\srchasst.inf
Click install. The required ...
... the Windows installer, and while it installe
enough to allow me to try to use the printer, I don't get all th
printer options. While trying to uninstall these drivers, I get th
can't allocate error again
I was able to remove the printer and apparently uninstall the driver
with the printer trouble shooting wizard
I have seen where people have posted here with this problem, bu
evidently getting an updated driver helped them, but this has no
worked for me
Any help would be greatly appreciatedDid the Epson printer come with a quick install brochure? First of all, DO NOT
connect the printer to the PC. Install the accompanying software and during
the installation it will tell you when to connect the printer.
Uninstall & reinstall Printer
... but since I have
installed Win XP Pro I find that I can no longer attach a zipped file to an
I have using the following methods to correct the problem, but without
To "switch off" zipped files:
To "switch on" zipped files:
A utility that toggles zipped files on and off with a button click.
Neither of these "solutions" worked, so can anyone help me to solve this
problem?OE, tools menu, Options, Security tab has settings for attachments.
If no help, you could try reinstalling OE. Search for msoe50.inf(The default
location is C:\Windows\Inf ...
I'm having a problem installing the Critical Update for Windows Media Player
Script Commands (KB828026). My auto update keeps telling me to install this
critical update so I install it. Then the next day it tells me to install it
again. I checked the add/remove window after installing it and apparently
never gets installed.
Can anyone help me with this.One possibility is that you have more ... have two of one of them, then something has created a second
one (eg a plugin or additional program). If so determine which is the
one supplied by the Update and copy it over the other one and reboot.
Be aware that this could possiibly affect the plugin or additional
program that supplied the other version.
This of course may not be the problem, but it's worth a check.
... : When I get to the screen where I can choose R and do so, I get an
error message saying Windows could not find any hard drive!!?? The only
option is F3 (Quit).
So, I actually have two problems: (1) I can't get rid of the Vista dual boot
menu and (2) I can't load the Recovery Console in order to fix #1.
Any ideas how to fix either problem - preferably loading the Recovery
Console since this should allow me to get rid of the Vista boot menu?
Many thanks in advance,
Old Mountain ManYou can manually edit boot.ini and remove any reference to vista.
Another appraoch is through msconfig (Start > Run and enter msconfig):
Click on Boot.ini tab
Click on Check all boot paths
Another window opens and tells you that a line in boot.ini does not appear
to valid and if you ...
... space on
the hard drive in My Computer and found that the amount of space on
the disk was exactly the same. I checked, the file is definately
gone. I'm very frustrated because that's alot of space to become MIA.
Has anyone had a problem like this before?
BTW, the file itself was a long home movie collection. It was
basically a whole DVD that I had stored on my computer. To play the
DVD I used a DVD Drive Mounting Software (Virtual DAEMON Manager
V3.44). Can this be part of the problem?The DVD Drive Mounting Software probably is the cause. I'd suggest
disabling or removing that service and running chkdsk /f which will run the
disk check on rebooting. Most likely this will recover the space.I removed the mounting software and rebooted the computer and nothing ...
I am trying to uninstall a program in windows XP. The program is called
Print Shop CD Label creator.When I go to add/remove programs and click
remove it shows it uninstalling but it does not disappear from the
add/remove programs.What is the problem?Thanks Ramesh you were a great help.Because I am a beginner I had some
problem finding things,but it all worked out well in the end,thanks
... be apparent to you.
(IE on page, View menu, "Source") It's probably going to be a line something
source="<path>somefile.mpg" or whateverOf course Mark cheers. It's a .swf file which I believe is a Shockwave flash
file. I downloaded this programme a while ago but have just redone and still
have the same problem.
Chris RookeI think you have found it, I would look at IE, tools menu, "Manage Add-Ons"
to see if you can enable, or perhaps repair the Flash add-on.
Another posibility would be some Security setting.
IE, tools, Options, Security tab, "Custom Level" button. (maybe some activeX
setting)Cracked it Mark thanks very much. The Add On was disabled in IE. Can't say ...
... on me
and not loading a couple of minutes into rebooting from windows. I try
to press control+alt+delete but the task manager does not load.
I have read other threads that have similar problems on google groups,
but it does not seem anyone has had a problem similar to mine that I
have read. Every time I'm online I keep getting a message that the
welchia worm virus has been detected on my computer and it has been
deleted, and shortly thereafter my problem comes up again... so maybe
this is the problem?
Creates usable copies of REGEDIT, MSCONFIG and Task Manager
You could be infected with one of these worms:
... is out of the question, as it was working fine before, and 40GB
has always been enough. No drivers are identified, and they all should be
updated. I don't know why my BIOS would suddenly change, but if you think I
should check on that "caching and shadowing" I'll do so. I ran a bootfix and
another chkdsk /r from the Repair Utility, but neither fixed my problem.
After identifying my Stop error, I rebooted and again tried to access Safe
Mode. I planned on checking device manager for out-of-date drivers. No such
luck. When all the files loaded for Safe Mode, the PC hung on this one:
I expanded d:\i386\mup.sy_ to c:\windows\system32\drivers in the Recovery
Console and replaced the existing mup.sys ...