I had a catastrophic crash and was forced to reinstall Vista Home Premium 32bit on my Gateway desktop. The installation created a windows.old directory. I am unable to delete
this. I have tried the Disk Cleanup tool and a "delete file on reboot" utility. Neither work.
I'm currently experiencing an issue with a Visa Business laptop where it had suddenly been taking approximately 20 minutes to boot, after running various virus scans and checking through the boot logs I was unable to find a solution and as such decided to reinstall Windows to resolve my problem. However, I have found that even after completely reformatting the drive and reinstalling Windows Visa I am still experiencing this extremely long boot time. I have observed that the long boot time does not occur if I select to boot in to safe mode, and for a large majority of the time when the computer is booting the hard disk activity light isn't even flashing with Windows freezing on some attempts while booting.
To attempt to see if this was a hardware issue I downloaded a copy of Linux Mint onto a DVD and booted from it, as expected it booted extremely fast (for a disk) compared to Windows. Being unable to fix the problem myself I have decided to finally request help from people whom would be more knowledgable in this area than me :P To assist in finding the resolution of my problem I have included a copy of the bootlog (I have disabled the drivers that do not load and have noticed no difference in the overall boot time).
I have a friend with Windows Vista Home Basic on his HP laptop, he has a valid key in the back of it on a sticker, it worked before, but after a reformat and reinstallation of Windows, it keeps bugging him that it's not genuine. We tried various command prompts found online to reset validation keys or stuff like that, we passed the phone activation successfully, but still there's no change.
I'll keep at it.Yes, it seems strange to me.I have the same mail program on my PC except the OS is XP and nothing like this is happening. I tried answering using "Reply", but both time I got an error message "unable to deliver, email address is invalid.
When deleting my problem history - it informed me that 2 Items could not be deleted! To clear out your problem history the manual way go to "C:ProgamDataMicrosoftWindowsWER" Inside you will see to folders - in which you simply delete the contents of both.
My Aunt just got her new vista with windows mail and within 2 days got a phishing email and a smutty spam email before she got her junk filters set. Now for some reason the Will NOT DELETE. we have tried everything from drag and drop to move to folder and setting the filters so it would move then to the junk folder and nothing works. i have gone through windows KB and vista help and support and found nothing that worked. i have searched everywhere but can't seem to find anything that might help.
sent laptop to service center for warrenty repair to cover. repair center updated the bios (bios launcher downloaded to desktop). when i got machine home i noticed an adminstrative tools icon now on my desktop. i am unable to do anything with this icon. when right clicked i get no option to delete or to open properities. i have tried dragging and dropping,moving, and deleting. i cannot move it off the desktop. control pannel still has the administrative icon in it and it works. the icon on the desktop works also. hovvever desktop is no place for admin. tools. i have also tried to delete from safe mode without any success.
I have a cannon ip2600 printer. It has worked for about 6 months and now I can't print. I have canceled all documents and tried to delete drivers so I can reinstall but vista won't let me. I get a message- Unable to remove ip2600 series x86,type3-user mode driver. The specified printer driver is currently in use.
I am unable to delete any files on my computer. I can delete folders, but not files by themselves. I try to right click on the file I am wanting to delete and it just freezes up on me. Then it tells me that the program is not responding. I can't click on the file and just hit the delete button either!!!
I recently tried to remove entries in my registry for Uniblue Spyeraser, but have been unable to do so. I get the "unable to delete all specified values". I even get this after enabling and signing on as admin AND running regedit as admin. I don't know how to get any more admin than that.
My son changed a standard user account with parental controls to an administrator account by downloading a program off the internet. He went to Offline NT Password & Registry Editor and downloaded cd080802.zip under the bootdisk submenu. Our attempts to correct the problem have failed. We've tried deleting the account through Control Panel and command prompt. We've tried making the account inactive through command prompt. Even when we type in "net user *** " all we get is "The syntax of this command is: ..." like the account is inaccessible. You don't get the "user name could not be found" message that you would if you typed in an invalid user name but you don't get the account information that you normally would either. We've tried system restore but the account is still set as administrator.
Eclipse has created folder inside folder recusively. Now I am not able to delete this folder using neither 'Windows Explorer' nor using command prompt using RMDIR/S. It tells names of folder is too long.
I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from the control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the uninstall.exe from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. We tried several different things, even a system restore. Nothing works.
I am having some problems with my drivers so I am trying to delete the partition on the operation system drive and do a fresh install, operating system and drivers. However, no matter what I do I cannot get my computer to boot from the windows vista DVD so I can delete the OS partition. Here is what I already tried:
- My BIOS is set to boot from CD ROM first
- I have tried both DVD drives
- I verified that the DVD is good by trying it in a different computer where it will boot from the DVD drive
- The DVD drive works because I can initiate installation from the DVD drive. But since it isn't on start-up, I cannot delete the partition and all the drivers.
How do I get this dang computer to recognize this DVD on boot?
I have recently changed a folder name to an alt code which shows up as a blank space.It shows up as this without parenthesis.() Now that I've done that I can't move the file to anywhere, rename it, and I can't delete too. I right click it and hit delete but no confirmation comes up asking if I want to or not. No message saying it's in use or anything. If I try to rename it it reverts back to the invisible characters. I also can't move the file to anywhere else from my desktop. I've been trying for awhile now can't do anything with it
Today, I was forced to use my Vista Ultimate installation disc to reinstall Vista - since yesterday morning, my computer was not able to get out of a loop (first going to Windows Error Recovery and then, when selecting any of the options, going to the green loading bar, where it the green bar stopped moving about 2/3 of the way, and going back to Windows Error Recovery).
The installation went smoothly enough, but I am absolutely clueless how to get my computer to roughly the same conditions it was before this fiasco. Fortunately, it would appear that all of my files and folders from before this re-installation have been saved in the folder Windows.old. However, I am at a complete loss as to how to reconfigure my Internet connection, how to restore my previous screen resolution (there are now only three options for resolution under Display Settings), and essentially getting the basics back in order.
I bought HP Laptop 9 months back, which came with vista home premium with it. now it is running very slowly. So i want to format and reinstall the vista home premium. My Question is do I need to get the activation key for the reinstall also(i have product key of the previous installation)? is it legal to reinstall home premium with the product key that i have?
I am wanting to do a clean install of Vista Ultimate soon, I was wondering if there is anyway I can save all the settings for my Services (services.msc). I have Vista services tweaked the way I like them and having the settings saved would make reinstallation a lot quicker and easier. I know they can be exported as a TXT document but I was wondering if I can save the Registry entries and if so, where are they stored?
I am relatively new at Visual Studios, and I am trying to get it to work on my vista. My command prompt displays the message "'C:Windowssystem32command.bat' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." I checked to see if the application and target were still there, but I am just not sure why it would do this whenever I would run it. Is there any way I can reinstall command prompt without messing up the rest of my computer?
im new here so dont be harsh but last night i decided to format my pc, so i formated it and tried to reinstall vista, the reinstallation worked fine but then it said i had to have a old version of windows for me to activate, because its an upgrade version. i then formated AGAIN and tried to clean-install XP so i could then upgrade to my vista but during my reinstallation of xp it stopped working. this is where it may get confusing haha, after the first part of the xp install it restarts (the first part meaning where it formats and copys all the files to memory) but just after it restarts it comes up with the screen "press any key to boot to CD........" i let it go because ur not ment to boot to cd after that, but on that same screen it comes up with a few different coloured boxes on the screen and it just hangs and thats where im absulutly stumped
i recently had to reinstall my Windows Vista Home Premium. I am not the best with computers, so I am very stuck on this issue. I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 M GS video card installed. When I went to put on a screensaver and use the photo option, it said "this computer's video card cannot play themes." I am very confused because before i had to reinstall windows, this option worked perfectly fine.
I am running Vista Ultimate 32 bit. I have a folder on my desktop named Downloads that I use for, shockingly, downloads. Anyway, there are a couple of files in the folder that are, apparently, not really there. They are like ghost files. They used to exist but now they are still visible but not recognized by any program. Also, they have a size of 0 kb!
I'd like to get rid of them but they refuse to be deleted. When I try to delete them, I get this:
So I figured that I'd delete the whole folder........or not:
There are discussions on this general subject but no aparent resolution. About two months ago I was sometimes prevented from opening photo attachments on some emails received from the same party and sometimes could open them. By this I mean, I would click on the paperclip where a list of photos would appear and I'd click on on photo and I'd get a message saying: "Windows cannot find file name (photo captions used by sender).jpg. Make sure your typed the name correctly and then try again." Well, of course I didn't type the file name; the sender did. I could click on the save attachments, and once saved to a folder I could open them from the folder. I forwarded the mail to others, and they report no problems in viewing the photos. I can also view the photos in the email itself, but it would be necessary to scan up and down and from left to right to view the whold photo and the caption would not appear.