I have XP Pro sp2. I right click on the file I wish to unblock and in the generals tab, the unblock button is missing, but the security tab is still there. I am under the admin account with full rights. Where or how do I enable the unblock option so that it appears in the "general tab" of a files properties?
I turn on my computer today and everything loads up. I click on fire fox to do my usual morning surfing and then I realize I have to check my outlook express. I minimize the firefox and it DISAPEARS! Not reduced to the task bar thing, becuase it (Along with the Start Button) are gone! How do I get them back!
I started up my computer and the taskbar at the bottom is missing (start button, taskbar, and icons). The start menu comes up when I hit the Windows Button on my keyboard but the taskbar does not appear. The start menu also pops up when I hit Ctrl+esc but without the taskbar. When I open up a program a little icon is created at the bottom and I can click through those, but no taskbar. I tried to see if I could resize it from the bottom but the resize arrows don't come up.
I am running Windows XP in Parallels virtual machine on a mac because I need it for a college project.I have a zip containing what should be basically text files, for a programme called tLearn.The problem is, Windows would only let me extract some of the files, and some vital ones I need for my project are blocked.I tried following the instructions about right-clicking and clicking 'properties'- not straightforward on a mac- but the box that appears dosn't have tabs at the top, dosn't have a button to click for 'unblock'.It SEEMS that my alternative-right-click (macs dont have 2 buttons) is working, but if it's not, is there any other way to access the dialogue box I need? Also, the file I am trying to move/open/unzip dosn't seem to have an extension- it's just called 'code' and should contain just some stupid lists of letters and numbers I need.
Hello everyone. I hope someone can help me with this. I am trying to log onto a website that I was on yesterday and it is work related. However, tonight I am unable to do so on my desktop computer. I keep getting page not found. I also have a laptop and the site does show up there. My server is AOL and I have a Windows XP computer. My gut tells me when my desktop updated, perhaps my work site became blocked somehow by the firewall? I have no idea how to ublock it if that is the case.
I recently was attacked by a virus or a very aggressive program. It changed my desktop background to read that my system is infected. when I right mouse click on the desktop, I no longer have the tabs for desktop or screensaver.
I'm no pro regarding computerstuff what so ever, but I know my ways aroudn at least. But the other day I got a whole bunch of abd viruses I think..from where I have no clue. I run Nod32 and it probably missed this ones. So anyway, I noticed I had some kind bad stuff called Vundo trojan. is that correct? So, I managed to remove (I think) that with Spyware doctor.BUT, the problems I had stared before i removed it. I have one account, my own, with admin. rights. BUT the "Shut off" button is missing in my startmenu and I cant start the Windows Task manager, because it has ben blocked by the..administrator? BUT, thats me? So, how can this be?It's really annoying and I have noo clue what so ever on what to do here. I tried to create a new account, and that worked fine. But that would mean alot of extra work with mailprograms and stuff.
I created another user on my XP home edition machine to isolate "business"
Logged on as my alter ego, I needed to open a Visio file. It asked for the master disk, and I proceeded to install (even though Viso is already installed for me to use as the prime user). I got a message that the Administrator had blocked this kind of activity.
How did I block it? And more important, how do I unblock it?
Whenever I start up my computer, I can no longer see the Start button, the Taskbar or any of my Desktop icons. I have tried system restore but there were no valid restore points, and re-installing Windows from the CD has not solved the problem.Has anybody got any ideas about how to fix this? The system also seems to be running more slowly, and on some occasions it will automatically restart about 10 minutes after I have turned it on. I've run a virus update (with updated virus definitions) but it has not found anything.
I am new to the forum and have read some of the threads related to my problem, but my problem still exists. I have run spybot and Ad-aware from in the safe mode and have removed everything that came up (Bargain Buddy could not be removed.) I have also run Housecall and removed their recommended items
When i click a download link, i get the prompt:Save File, Cancel. i click save, and immediately the download will be cancelled, as i have checked in the 'download' tab (Firefox3.5)i can click retry and it will actually download it though, (to my desktop) and as it is downloading i can see the filesize increasing, but as soon as it is done downloading, the filesize becomes 0 bytes.also, when i right click the file, to the bottom of the properties tab, there is an "Unblock" option"Security: This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer. Unblock" When i try to open the file..."C:Documents and SettingsOwnerDesktopccsetup223.exe is not a valid Win32 application"..which makes sense, the filesize of it is 0 bytes.
In 'tools/internet options' I am missing the section for deleting cookies and files.I only have the security options of'security/privacy/content/ connections /advanced'I dont know how or why this happened as I used to delete my temp files daily. I now have to get to them through 'my computer' and delete them all manually. My keyboard delete button is getting a work-out.
I have tried previously to uninstall my HP Officejet G85 printer from HP Pavilion a1130n running XP Media. There is no Change/Remove button in Add/Remove Programs but the program is there, 150 MB, and the file suggested on the HP website for uninstalling older printers from XP produces a message that it's "unsupported" can't remember exact verbiage, been a while since last tried. Even reinstalled in the hopes that a message would come up to the effect "this program is already installed, do you want install to remove it prior to completing this install," but it just installs the printer again with a number after it ... I'm up to "hp officejet g series - 3."
I've experienced the painfulness of my comp not shutting down right. I usually have to hit the button on windows about 10 times. Then I hit the one on the computer about 10 times as well. This is getting annoying and its really agitating when you think you've turned it off and when you come back its on.
My start button, the quick launch bar and the task bar where the clock is and where it shows what windows you have open is all gone. I was playing a game and when I exited out of it it was all missing. If the game matters it was Hidden Expedition Everest. I ran spybot and AVG antivirus. All is clean.
The search box comes up on the left side as it should but the box is empty and all you see is the dog. What happened to the interface. This occurred after having a virus cleaned from the computer. Also lost a sku011.cab file which has been restored but has not corrected this problem only the Excel problem.
I have reviewed the following thread and discovered that the solution does not work on my WinXP Pro SP2 computer.Solved: XP shut down window Jag11 in post#3 of the thread and the original poster applied this fix which worked for the original poster, CactusJack: Control Panel>User Accounts Click Change the way users log on or off, tick the Use the Welcome screen, then click Apply Options.When I click on Start, there are only two buttons at the bottom: Log Off and Turn Off Computer, and no green icon for Restart. The green icon can be found when the Turn Off Computer icon is pressed and appears to the right of Stand by and Turn Off icons in the displayed window (Turn off computer) at the center of the screen.Is there a fix for this problem - i.e. how do I get the Restart icon back at the botton of the Start button display? Or, is this how WinXP Pro SP2 is normally, and not considered a problem?
When starts the PC it boots normally till it reaches where it shows windows XP logo then the screen gets blank. he press the sleep button on the keyboard, then after that press the hardware switch on/off button (not the reset button) on the tower of the hard box. After pressing switch on/off button, he gets directly (pay attention to this) to the login screen where he can see the usernames for all users. He has to do this procedure every time he would like to boot the desktop.
The "sleep" button on my computer keyboard won't effect the hibernate function on my Windows XP Home Edition computer. It worked well until several months ago and then, all of a sudden, it stopped functioning. I can get it to hibernate by using Start-Turn Off Computer-Stand-By, but the "Sleep Button" does not work. I did some Internet research and one site indicated that it might be a driver problem.
Power outage.Lights in house went out and back on 3 times in about 10 seconds.And guess what,my computer no longer works.Push the power button and nothing.I need some advice on this one.Where do I begin?I was kind of thinking main power supply.I cannot see any burnt wires.What about off/on switch or maybe motherboard.It is a fairly new Dell 4600.Power button light does not even come on.
Show the Map Nework Drive button. Navigate in the registry to HKEY_CURRENT_USER SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced subkey and set the value for MapNetDrvBtn to 1. The Map Network Drive button will appear in Windows Explorer and My Computer toolbars.
Can someone please tell me how fix DOS so that I can bypass the necessity of pressing the F1 button when starting Windows XP Home. I remember fixing this years ago with a 486, but I've forgotten the DOS commands.
I work for a library and all I want to do is completely disable the right mouse button in Windows XP on public access computers (but allow me to login as administrator and enable/disable it again). I figured Windows would have something like this built in, but it doesn't. I figured there would be a freeware program that could do this, but I can't find one. Some mouse drivers allow you to disable the right mouse button, but not for the mice I have. Do you know of some obscure Windows XP registry setting that would allow me to disable the right mouse button (in all contexts), or of a simple freeware utility that would allow me to do this?