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Unable To Get Autoplay To Open A Programme


Since installing windows 7 home premium as an upgrade from vista i have been unable to get autoplay to open a programme to allow me to view picture from a 4gb sd card. By inserting the card into the card slot and going into the drive i can see the pictures but it does not open the programme i want to use.

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What Programme Is A Substitute For Ms Outlook?

I have looked around at the windows 7 discussion re not having an email programme. I have not seen an answer to what i require - at least that i understand!I had vista and used outlook linked to gmail so i could write emails while offline, then send and receive gmails into outlook online, go offline and read / deal with them offline. I now want the same (free) facility with windows 7. Does affixa.com allow one to do this? Can a reader advise another programme which does the same as outlook?I do not wish to be handling all my emails while online.

Posted On: 2010-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Having just installed a brand new office 2003 programme on a new computer running windows 7 i keep getting the eula up every time i open any of the office programmes despite clicking on accept on the eula. What can i do to stop this happening?

Posted On: 2009-12-10 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Dvd Autoplay

Simple . Autoplay on the dvd cd rom drive doesn't work. I have dell inspiron 1764ok this seems to be a problem. There are suggestions on the websites but none of them work for me.microsoft wake up. You haven't provided a decent answer. Reinstalling software is a time consuming and useless answer - it don't work. I have vmware - but uninstalling this is not an option! - So don't even suggest it. Tried reg entries . Noticed that my not play auto-play in local machine /software/microsoft etc entry is set to 255 - not good i think. But what do i set it to. Tried control panel and auto-play settings. They were blank any suggestions would be helpful. This is more annoying than anything else.

Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Autoplay For Dvd Drive Will Not Work

I have just upgraded from vista to windows 7 home edition on a dell studio 1737 laptop, the problem is discs wont autoplay and at times it wont even find the disc. The drive is a plds dl-8ats 12. 7mm slotload 8x dvdrw, it worked fine on vista but doesn't work now. Ive tried the obvious stuff and the registry fixes but still nothing. Device manager tells me the drive is there, the driver is the latest and its working fine. Dell are saying its not their fault its down to microsoft so wont help me.

Posted On: 2009-11-19 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Usb Device Goes To Autoplay Then Closed

I recently purchased a new pc with windows 7, all in all i like it, however i do have a problem .

I have lots of small usb flash drive devices - one for each of my clients - which i use for backing up config files and certain pieces of information for them.

However, when i try to access any of these devices through my windows 7 pc a strange thing happens, the device is recognized, the autoplay window appears, then before i can do anything it closes and the device disappears from "my computer".

I've tried the devices in both my laptop and another pc in the office running vista and both can access the data without a hitch, so its not the actual usb drives. I've got other usb external hard drives hooked into the windows 7 pc running perfectly well, plus a few other usb devices, so its not a usb issue.


Posted On: 2010-01-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error Code - 10 - Usb Device Do Not Autoplay

Autoplay won't run when i plug in a usb device. Device manager says cant start (code 10).

Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Auto-play works smoothly on my windows 7 pro 64 bit installation with one exception. For some reason, it will not initiate with my usb drive (formatted fat32). The drive shows up in explorer just fine. I have already gone into the control panel for autoplay, and changed just about every setting imaginable, to no avail.

This is not a huge deal, except that it would be nice for this device to have the same behavior as other autoplay type devices. Oh, by the way, autoplay works just fine with this usb thumb drive on my notebook.


Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Making Synctoy Autoplay When Usb Drive Is Plugged In

I'm running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I asked this question over on experts-exchange, and they couldn't figure it out, so i'm hoping you all will have some ideas. I have a portable external usb harddrive. I use microsoft synctoy to "echo" files from one folder on my internal harddrive to a folder on the external harddrive. What i'm trying to do is have the synctoy program open when i plug in the external drive.

I've tried a few things. I went to the autoplay settings in the control panel and changed the mixed content setting to "ask me every time". That got the autoplay dialog to come up, but there was no way to select synctoy as the action to run. I also tried creating an autorun. Inf file in the root directory of the external harddrive. In it, i included the full path for synctoy on the computer. I tried this with and without quotation marks.

It seemed to have no effect on anything. Someone then suggested that i install microsoft tweakui, and have it add synctoy to the autoplay list. However, it appeared to me that tweakui isn't compatible with windows 7 (32 and 64 bit). I found compatibility on one of microsoft's windows 7 pages. Just to be clear, the goal is to get synctoy to open. I don't want the synchronization (echo) process to initiate.


Posted On: 2010-06-27 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

All Programs I Try To Open Will Open In Word Documents

Somehow i've converted all windows programs into a word documents, ie; when i try and open explorer (or other programs), they all open in word. How do i change the settings back, so they all open as they should.

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Open Documents In Ie

Recently i have noticed that word and excel documents accessed via ie (7 or 8) do not open in their own application. Instead, they open in what appears to be half browser/half application. Once the document is saved, it is then shown in its native application. This is a change to the way documents used to open in ie, and i was wondering why this change was made.

I know it is browser related because i have tested it on several sites with the same results, but documents opened in firefox open in their native applications. I know this is going to cause a problem with some of my customers who are not very computer literate. Is there a setting that can be changed to avoid this?


Posted On: 2009-09-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have a problem when i am online on windows 7. When i am on a website and click a link that requires a new window to be opened nothing happens. No new window. Nothing. This is a problem when i am doing my online banking because i can't open the page to view bill pay or my credit card info. This happens on any link that requires a new window to be opened. Pop-up blockers are off and i've tried right clicking and selecting "open in new tab".

Posted On: 2010-07-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Com1 Is Not Open

I have down loaded a palm zire hand held, i have tried to carry out a hotsync operation to up date my lap top this has not been successful. I think the problem is there is no usb connection with the palm and the computer. Fter i carry out a hotync a message appears on the palm informing me to check the set up on the palm. In the set up box there is a file local with drop down box serial port they should be "com1" in there that is my problem ?.

Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Tabs Will Not Open

I disabled windows live messenger, because it continued to pop up even so i don't want it to. Why is this such a pain? Another thing is the tabs. Most of them will not open for me. I have to work around wherever i want to go so i can open this page and it does not open. For instance, when i want to send an invoice to my customers for their purchase. I click to send it, but not able to. The new tab tries to open, but fails every time. This is happening on just about every page i try to open.

It will open a new page, but, that's the extent of it. So, i try to find another way to open it. Sometimes i have to copy and paste the address of that particular page. If i do get to it, i then try to open that page and the same thing happens. It's a big mess and taking too much of my time. It can get pretty much confusing after awhile with all these blank pages that will not open.


Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I'm running xp, sp3, 32 bit version on an compaq amd64 with 2gb of ram. The system is five years old and has worked flawlessly until now.


Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Facebook.com Will Not Open

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Posted On: 2010-07-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie Does Not Open But Firefox Does

About a month ago ie failed to connect but firefox did, downloaded ie 8 thinking this was the problem, still no luck, attempted the networks diagnostics for windows xp and it states something like this -windows can not connect to the internet due to a problem with the firewall and to check ports 80, 443 and 21-.

So i turned the firewall off from norton and the windows firewall is off, tried again and the same answer, went to the support at microsoft.com and it suggested to download net framework 3. 5 did that but when the program loaded and attempted to "re-connect with the server" it could not, it made 5 attempts and since it could not connect it did not finish the installation. By the way i still have net framework 2 but can not download the new.

It is very important for me to be able to connect as it appears that my itunes is using ie to connect and i can not update my iphone.


Posted On: 2010-02-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Have To Open Games Twice

Why do i have to open my games twice? I'm having trouble with my games. I have to open the file two times to play the game. When i open the first time (double click or enter), the mouse icon indicates that it is opening the game (it turns to be a spinning blue circle), but then nothing happens, and the cpu usage gadget is rising to about 60 %, usually it's just running at 2-25%. At the second time i open, the game is opened, but the game is so lagged (i wonder if it's because the cpu usage is becoming so high).

So is there anyone can help me? At least tell me what is this problem i am facing. Those games are fable : the lost chapter, gta iii and need for speed underground 2.


Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ms Works 9 Calendar Will Not Open

New windows 7 pc came with ms works 9. Works calendar will not open; message says i have to reinstall entire program! The other modules seems to work ok. Is there a simple fix for getting calendar to open and function? Ms works 9 pre installed on dell inspiron 546mt windows 7 64 bit. When i ran compatibility mode it responded i had to fix with winxp. I do not understand.

Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

.exe Files Will Not Open Normally

.exe files will not open normally, they just give a message saying "choose the program you want to use to open this file" i've seen this problem elsewhere but with a few different recommendations. My windows 7 recently started malfunctioning recently after apparently contracting several viruses - i think i've gotten rid of most of the problems by downloading the free version of avg, which was recommended to me by a friend. However, two problems remain:

1. Internet explorer keeps opening erratically and immediately accessing strange websites (i'm sure this is some sort of malware still on my computer). My internet explorer folder won't delete, either (it says i need "permission from trustedinstaller to make changes to this folder").

2. I can't open .exe files normally. Every time i try to (either by double clicking an icon or from the start menu) i get an "open with" window, prompting me to pick an application to open the .exe file with. I can still open applications if i right-click on them and select "run as administrator", but something is still obviously wrong and i'm hoping someone knows what might be happening so they can help.

Oh, and the little tab in the bottom right hand corner of the screen (where the "safely eject hardware" button usually is") is gone.


Posted On: 2010-04-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Open In New Tab Just Sticks

I can't seem to get a connection with "open in a new tab" and "open in a new window" doesn't work at all. This worked fine on vista but just did a full install of win7. I thought maybe norton was the problem and unistalled but problem is still going. Anyone else have this problem?

Posted On: 2009-11-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Open Registry Editor

Cannot open registry editor. Fresh install on a solid state drive and am trying to tweak settings, such as turning off prefetch, and module will flash like it is opening, and then close. Tried with administrator rights, no luck. Fresh installation on first generation intel mlc type ssd. Will not allow registry editor to open. Am using home premium. Reformatted and installed with xp pro and was able to open registry editor no problem. Reinstalled w7-home premium and no luck.

Posted On: 2009-12-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Programs Wont Open

I just recently got a dell laptop for christmas and it works perfectly but after a couple days of using it i tried to use the webcam and it would not open. I'd click on the link but nothing happened. No error messages popped up or anything. I clicked troubleshoot compatibility and then it opened but now everytime i go to use it it asks if dell webcam can make changes to the computer. Also, the volume on the videos do not work through the webcam. Today i tried opening itunes and it clicked but would not open just like the webcam. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Posted On: 2009-12-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Mouse Settings Will Not Open

I recently purchased a new laptop - sony vaio - with windows 7. My issue is that my 'mouse' settings will not open up. After i had installed a usb "mircosoft wireless notebook optical mouse 3000" which seems could have caused this, but have uninstalled it and same thing is happening being able to open the mouse settings. Also restarted multiple times.could it also be something messed in the registry. I am able to open everything else with no problem. It also shows that it is thinking (circle thing) when i attempt to open it. No error message or anything pops up.

Posted On: 2009-11-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Taskbar - Cannot Tell What Applications Are Open And What Are Not

In the past the taskbar icons was on left and the applications open was in the middle. Now they both are all over the place. I can't tell what is opened or not. I want it back the it was. Also i want my show desktop icon back. I hate the extra step of right click the task bar and then click on show desktop. Why speed things up and then slow things down when i have to close all the icons up because i don't what is open and what is not. Also i hate right clicking the internet explorer to start another one again. I miss xp where you just click on it and it opened up another one.

Posted On: 2010-05-03 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Cannot Open Items From Within Search

I note that many, many folks are having difficulty with explorer in windows 7. This is likely related, but i can't find discussion of this specific issue.

Windows 7 pro x64

When i have the search window open (i use ctrl-f to launch it), it erratically but frequently ceases to allow me to open a file or email message from within the search window. This is usually accompanied by the preview pane ceasing to work. This is then usually followed by explorer crashing.

However, all of the above are somewhat inconsistent. They happen on a nearly daily basis, but in different permutations. Restarting will always resolve the issue, but only temporarily. It sometimes returns immediately, sometimes hours later.

I don't see this behavior on my other systems so perhaps it is a third party software issue. But i can't associate this with any obvious third party software interference.

Has anyone experienced and resolved a similar issue?

And, who can recommend a third party search utility that works well with windows 7 and specifically with outlook 2007? I am completely dependent on searching my email archives, previewing and then opening the messages from within the search window/utility.


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Outlook 2007 Will Not Open

Recently i have switched computers and upgraded to windows 7. I reinstalled my office 2007. In the beginning everything was working. After a day or so my outlook stopped working. My outlook gives me this message every time i try to open it. Cannot start microsoft office outlook. Cannot open the outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The server is not available.contact your administrator if this condition persists. I need help. I am the administrator. No one else here has any know how for this kind of thing. And i just tinker around with computers getting lucky fixing them.

Posted On: 2010-07-01 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

File Open Fails

Since two days ago, some programs will not allow file -> open to work. The window flashes but i see no error message, even with uac at maximum. I can still open a file with those programs in win explorer by either double clicking (file associations still work) or right clicking and choosing the correct program. But once i am in a program i cannot open another file directly, i have to go through explorer once again. For instance, neither ultracompare nor openoffice work, but ultrastudio, adobe readerand ms office work


Posted On: 2010-05-20 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .