Vista not wotking with "My Computer" or "Control Panel", "Screen Saver"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Platebanger, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Platebanger

    Platebanger Guest

    HI Folks, When I try to check contents of "My Computer", "Control Panel" the
    screen does a 1 second display then disappears back the Start screen. It was
    working a couple of days ago. Should I do a system restore ?

    Also somehow changing Screen Savers is kimted to just a few. Most are
    disabled. The computer was a floor model. How can I enable the other Screen
    Savers ?

    Thanks,
    Dick
    Platebanger, Feb 5, 2008
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  2. Platebanger

    Paul Guest

    Hi, thanks for the quick response...
    I am running Vista Home Premium and Tune-up 2008, both have all the latest
    updates.
    I am booting in "no gui" and I did run Tune-up as admin.

    What I have noticed is when I run Styler2 and load a theme, I go to the
    Appearance Settings in Appearance Properties and the theme will be in the
    list (shows as Vista Basic, and has 5 or 6 of them, it showed these before
    when it worked properly.) Then when I reboot, all the "vista basic" list as
    gone except for the default one.

    Vista does not keep the new boot screen or login screens that I changed with
    Tune-up as well.
    Actually Vista doesn't seem to keep many of my settings... window
    placements, window sizes (not all but many), thumbnail sizes (not all but
    many). My HP Ipaq 2490 doesn't sync with Outlook 2007 Ent.. and my Bluetooth
    Dong works whenever it wants too (starts for 5 mins then won't for a day,
    then will again)...strange!

    I know that Tune-up should work because it did before. I had an issue with
    my laptop and sent it back to HP for warranty repair. When I got it back it
    was reformed so I had to reinstall everything. Since then the issue has
    started.

    Again,
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Cheers
    Paul

    --
    HP Pavilion Entertainment Laptop dv9417ca
    AMD Turion 64x2 Dual-Core 1.81GHz, 2GB DDR2, 160GB.
    and Vista Premium
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    "Platebanger" <> wrote in message
    news:VZYpj.3187$lr3.2523@trndny06...
    > HI Folks, When I try to check contents of "My Computer", "Control Panel"
    > the screen does a 1 second display then disappears back the Start screen.
    > It was working a couple of days ago. Should I do a system restore ?
    >
    > Also somehow changing Screen Savers is kimted to just a few. Most are
    > disabled. The computer was a floor model. How can I enable the other
    > Screen Savers ?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Dick
    >
    Paul, Feb 5, 2008
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  3. Platebanger

    Paul Guest

    OOPS!!
    I responded to the wrong thread... hmm, how did that happen

    sorry guys.

    --
    HP Pavilion Entertainment Laptop dv9417ca
    AMD Turion 64x2 Dual-Core 1.81GHz, 2GB DDR2, 160GB.
    and Vista Premium
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    "Platebanger" <> wrote in message
    news:VZYpj.3187$lr3.2523@trndny06...
    > HI Folks, When I try to check contents of "My Computer", "Control Panel"
    > the screen does a 1 second display then disappears back the Start screen.
    > It was working a couple of days ago. Should I do a system restore ?
    >
    > Also somehow changing Screen Savers is kimted to just a few. Most are
    > disabled. The computer was a floor model. How can I enable the other
    > Screen Savers ?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Dick
    >
    Paul, Feb 5, 2008
    #3
  4. Platebanger

    MICHAEL Guest

    "Platebanger" <> wrote in message news:VZYpj.3187$lr3.2523@trndny06...
    > HI Folks, When I try to check contents of "My Computer", "Control Panel" the
    > screen does a 1 second display then disappears back the Start screen. It was
    > working a couple of days ago. Should I do a system restore ?
    >
    > Also somehow changing Screen Savers is kimted to just a few. Most are
    > disabled. The computer was a floor model. How can I enable the other Screen
    > Savers ?


    Type "services.msc" into Start Menu's search bar.
    Right-click the result at the top, click "Run as administrator"

    Find the Service "Software Licensing". If it is not running,
    right-click it and click "Start". If it says it's running, Stop it,
    then Start it again.

    Check the properties of the service and make sure it is set
    to "Automatic".


    -Michael
    MICHAEL, Feb 5, 2008
    #4
  5. Platebanger

    MICHAEL Guest

    "MICHAEL" <> wrote in message news:eF3v75$...
    > "Platebanger" <> wrote in message news:VZYpj.3187$lr3.2523@trndny06...
    >> HI Folks, When I try to check contents of "My Computer", "Control Panel" the
    >> screen does a 1 second display then disappears back the Start screen. It was
    >> working a couple of days ago. Should I do a system restore ?
    >>
    >> Also somehow changing Screen Savers is kimted to just a few. Most are
    >> disabled. The computer was a floor model. How can I enable the other Screen
    >> Savers ?

    >
    > Type "services.msc" into Start Menu's search bar.
    > Right-click the result at the top, click "Run as administrator"
    >
    > Find the Service "Software Licensing". If it is not running,
    > right-click it and click "Start". If it says it's running, Stop it,
    > then Start it again.
    >
    > Check the properties of the service and make sure it is set
    > to "Automatic".


    If that suggestion doesn't work, read this;
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936686/en-us


    -Michael
    MICHAEL, Feb 5, 2008
    #5
  6. Platebanger

    Platebanger Guest

    Hi Michael, I did the "services.msc" option. The Software Licensing was
    started, I stoped it then started again.

    The display still will not let me use "My Computer,"Control Panel", ect. It
    just flashes the screen then goes back to Start.

    Any other Ideas ?

    "MICHAEL" <> wrote in message
    news:eF3v75$...
    > "Platebanger" <> wrote in message
    > news:VZYpj.3187$lr3.2523@trndny06...
    >> HI Folks, When I try to check contents of "My Computer", "Control Panel"
    >> the screen does a 1 second display then disappears back the Start screen.
    >> It was working a couple of days ago. Should I do a system restore ?
    >>
    >> Also somehow changing Screen Savers is kimted to just a few. Most are
    >> disabled. The computer was a floor model. How can I enable the other
    >> Screen Savers ?

    >
    > Type "services.msc" into Start Menu's search bar.
    > Right-click the result at the top, click "Run as administrator"
    >
    > Find the Service "Software Licensing". If it is not running,
    > right-click it and click "Start". If it says it's running, Stop it,
    > then Start it again.
    >
    > Check the properties of the service and make sure it is set
    > to "Automatic".
    >
    >
    > -Michael
    Platebanger, Feb 5, 2008
    #6
  7. Platebanger

    MICHAEL Guest

    Did you try restarting your computer?

    Did you have a look at this link;
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936686/en-us

    That link will then lead you here;
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929637/

    Then, to get the hotfix, you'll go here;
    https://support.microsoft.com/contactus2/emailcontact.aspx?scid=sw;[LN];1414&from=KBHotfix&WS=hotfix

    Where it says "Product and version affected"
    Put in "KB929637"

    They will send you an email with download instructions.


    -Michael

    "Platebanger" <> wrote in message news:%w_pj.3968$G94.31@trndny02...
    > Hi Michael, I did the "services.msc" option. The Software Licensing was started, I stoped it
    > then started again.
    >
    > The display still will not let me use "My Computer,"Control Panel", ect. It just flashes the
    > screen then goes back to Start.
    >
    > Any other Ideas ?
    >
    > "MICHAEL" <> wrote in message news:eF3v75$...
    >> "Platebanger" <> wrote in message news:VZYpj.3187$lr3.2523@trndny06...
    >>> HI Folks, When I try to check contents of "My Computer", "Control Panel" the screen does a
    >>> 1 second display then disappears back the Start screen. It was working a couple of days
    >>> ago. Should I do a system restore ?
    >>>
    >>> Also somehow changing Screen Savers is kimted to just a few. Most are disabled. The
    >>> computer was a floor model. How can I enable the other Screen Savers ?

    >>
    >> Type "services.msc" into Start Menu's search bar.
    >> Right-click the result at the top, click "Run as administrator"
    >>
    >> Find the Service "Software Licensing". If it is not running,
    >> right-click it and click "Start". If it says it's running, Stop it,
    >> then Start it again.
    >>
    >> Check the properties of the service and make sure it is set
    >> to "Automatic".
    >>
    >>
    >> -Michael

    >
    >
    MICHAEL, Feb 5, 2008
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