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  #11  
Old February 6th 10, 03:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general,microsoft.public.windowsupdate
Gillybeans
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 4
Default windows millenium

Hi Noel,

It worked!!! Thanks so much!!!!

The only thing was that when I was in safe mode the mouse wouldn't move?
Any way I tried it in normal mode and it worked - I'm delighted. Thanks
again!

Also thank you Mart.
--
Gillybeans


"Noel Paton" wrote:

Sounds like the Display drivers have gotten corrupted - try this

Reboot to Safe Mode
Open Device Manager
Remove ALL instances of ALL Display Adaptors and Monitors
Reboot back to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the adaptor and monitor
See if that helps

--
Noel Paton
CrashFixPC

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
www.crashfixpc.co.uk
"Gillybeans" wrote in message
...
Hi Mart, Its a PC not a laptop. I have looked at the Display Properties
and
it is set at 16 colours - when I select one of the other options it says
to
restart the computer to activate the change which I've done but nothing
changes (still all blurred) and when I go into Display Properties its back
at
16 colours. I got the PC in 2000 and I know the disks are somewhere but
typically I can't find them!! I have no idea what the Display Adapater
setting should be.
--
Gillybeans


"Mart" wrote:

In which case, it sounds from here that your video display *may* be set
as
256 colours (or even 16 colours).

Have you looked at your Display Properties (Right-click on your desktop,
select Properties and then the Settings tab. What is the "Color quality"?
Should be 16 bit or better. See if you can improve it. If not, you *may*
have to re-install your video drivers.

Has this just 'suddenly happened' ? Might also be worth looking Device
Manager at your Display Adapter setting and see if it matches the correct
one for your laptop. Have you still got the manufacturers installation
disks?

Mart


"Gillybeans" wrote in message
...
Thanks Mart. Sorry but I got it wrong - its not the Icons that are
blurred,
its the background. Its mainly grey with a bit of dull colour here and
there. The bottom of each icon (i.e. what the icon is e.g. Recycle
Bin)
is
grey and the toolbars are grey. As I said before all the photographs
are
distorted as if the pixels are sky high. I tried your first
suggestion
and
deleted ShellIconCache but that didn't work. The PC is not linked to
the
internet - I have wireless broadband on my laptop but not sure how to
connect
the pc?

Many Thanks
Gillybeans.
--
Gillybeans


"Mart" wrote:

"Gillybeans"

Probably best tackle one problem at a time. - if you are able to find
this
reply!

I have Windows ME - my computer is working except
all the icons on the screen are blurred as if the pixels
are all wrong ( I have tried to change this on the control
panel but unsuccessful).

You imply that only the desktop icons are affected.

First - make sure that you have your Folder Options set so that you
can
view
System files and folders, and Hidden Files. Then - Open Windows
Explorer
and
go to c:\Windows - look there for the file called
'ShellIconCache'.
DELETE IT
reboot, and windows will rebuild the file.

If that doesn't fix it, then you'll probably need to increase the size
of
the cache - download and install the 'IconCache Fix' from
http://www.aumha.org/reg1.htm

If you find this reply and you want further help in WinMe, follow
Bill's
advice and reply only to the microsoft.public.widowsme.general group
by
editing out the windowsupdate group from the send address. Worry about
the
CD drive later.

Mart



"Bill" wrote in message
...
Gillybeans

There is a newsgroup named microsoft.public.windowsme.general that
would
be the best place for an answer.



"Gillybeans" wrote in message
...

--
Gillybeans
I am unable to start a new thread so I am replying to this post
instead.
I
have Windows ME - my computer is working except all the icons on
the
screen
are blurred as if the pixels are all wrong ( I have tried to change
this
on
the control panel but unsuccessful). Anyway the CD drive doesn't
seem
to
be
working either (when I put a disc in, it asks me to insert disc).
I
have
loads of photos on the hard drive and wanted to transfer them to a
CD
which I
am unable to do as the CD drive isn't working. I used a memory
stick
but
I
was asked to insert the disc 'works suite 2000' which I am unable
to
do
as
the CD Drive isn't working. Please Help!


--
Gillybeans


"hersten11" wrote:

please help
i cannot use my control panel
i get the message "this operation has been cancelled due to
restrictions in
effect on this computer please contact your system
administrator"
any advice please.



.



.


.

  #12  
Old February 6th 10, 05:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general,microsoft.public.windowsupdate
Mart
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 1,190
Default windows millenium

The only thing was that when I was in safe mode the mouse wouldn't move?

My guess is that you are using a Wireless mouse which requires its driver to
be loaded in Normal Mode. You need a Serial or PS/2 mouse to work in Safe
Mode. (A USB mouse *might not* work, with an old BIOS - may depend how old
the machine is.)

But good to hear that you've got your display working again.

BTW - are you still having problems with your CD drive in Normal Mode?
(Note :- for similar reasons explained above, your CD player will not work
in Safe Mode)

Mart



"Gillybeans" wrote in message
...
Hi Noel,

It worked!!! Thanks so much!!!!

The only thing was that when I was in safe mode the mouse wouldn't move?
Any way I tried it in normal mode and it worked - I'm delighted. Thanks
again!

Also thank you Mart.
--
Gillybeans


"Noel Paton" wrote:

Sounds like the Display drivers have gotten corrupted - try this

Reboot to Safe Mode
Open Device Manager
Remove ALL instances of ALL Display Adaptors and Monitors
Reboot back to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the adaptor and
monitor
See if that helps

--
Noel Paton
CrashFixPC

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
www.crashfixpc.co.uk
"Gillybeans" wrote in message
...
Hi Mart, Its a PC not a laptop. I have looked at the Display Properties
and
it is set at 16 colours - when I select one of the other options it
says
to
restart the computer to activate the change which I've done but nothing
changes (still all blurred) and when I go into Display Properties its
back
at
16 colours. I got the PC in 2000 and I know the disks are somewhere
but
typically I can't find them!! I have no idea what the Display Adapater
setting should be.
--
Gillybeans


"Mart" wrote:

In which case, it sounds from here that your video display *may* be
set
as
256 colours (or even 16 colours).

Have you looked at your Display Properties (Right-click on your
desktop,
select Properties and then the Settings tab. What is the "Color
quality"?
Should be 16 bit or better. See if you can improve it. If not, you
*may*
have to re-install your video drivers.

Has this just 'suddenly happened' ? Might also be worth looking
Device
Manager at your Display Adapter setting and see if it matches the
correct
one for your laptop. Have you still got the manufacturers installation
disks?

Mart


"Gillybeans" wrote in message
...
Thanks Mart. Sorry but I got it wrong - its not the Icons that are
blurred,
its the background. Its mainly grey with a bit of dull colour here
and
there. The bottom of each icon (i.e. what the icon is e.g. Recycle
Bin)
is
grey and the toolbars are grey. As I said before all the
photographs
are
distorted as if the pixels are sky high. I tried your first
suggestion
and
deleted ShellIconCache but that didn't work. The PC is not linked
to
the
internet - I have wireless broadband on my laptop but not sure how
to
connect
the pc?

Many Thanks
Gillybeans.
--
Gillybeans


"Mart" wrote:

"Gillybeans"

Probably best tackle one problem at a time. - if you are able to
find
this
reply!

I have Windows ME - my computer is working except
all the icons on the screen are blurred as if the pixels
are all wrong ( I have tried to change this on the control
panel but unsuccessful).

You imply that only the desktop icons are affected.

First - make sure that you have your Folder Options set so that you
can
view
System files and folders, and Hidden Files. Then - Open Windows
Explorer
and
go to c:\Windows - look there for the file called
'ShellIconCache'.
DELETE IT
reboot, and windows will rebuild the file.

If that doesn't fix it, then you'll probably need to increase the
size
of
the cache - download and install the 'IconCache Fix' from
http://www.aumha.org/reg1.htm

If you find this reply and you want further help in WinMe, follow
Bill's
advice and reply only to the microsoft.public.widowsme.general
group
by
editing out the windowsupdate group from the send address. Worry
about
the
CD drive later.

Mart



"Bill" wrote in message
...
Gillybeans

There is a newsgroup named microsoft.public.windowsme.general
that
would
be the best place for an answer.



"Gillybeans" wrote in
message
...

--
Gillybeans
I am unable to start a new thread so I am replying to this post
instead.
I
have Windows ME - my computer is working except all the icons on
the
screen
are blurred as if the pixels are all wrong ( I have tried to
change
this
on
the control panel but unsuccessful). Anyway the CD drive
doesn't
seem
to
be
working either (when I put a disc in, it asks me to insert
disc).
I
have
loads of photos on the hard drive and wanted to transfer them to
a
CD
which I
am unable to do as the CD drive isn't working. I used a memory
stick
but
I
was asked to insert the disc 'works suite 2000' which I am
unable
to
do
as
the CD Drive isn't working. Please Help!


--
Gillybeans


"hersten11" wrote:

please help
i cannot use my control panel
i get the message "this operation has been cancelled due to
restrictions in
effect on this computer please contact your system
administrator"
any advice please.



.



.


.



  #13  
Old February 6th 10, 11:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general,microsoft.public.windowsupdate
Noel Paton[_3_]
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 229
Default windows millenium

Glad to hear it, Gillybeans!
As Mart has already said - you probably have either a USB or Wireless mouse
which isn't fully supported in Safe Mode, which would account for your
problems there..... It may be worth checking your BIOS settings to see
whether USB 'legacy' support is enabled - if not then try enabling it, and
then rebooting in Safe Mode to test the mouse, This will often enable mouse
support in Safe Mode also. Unfortunately every BIOS calls the actual switch
something different - but usually USB and either 'mouse' or 'legacy' in the
same phrase is a pretty good clue g

HTH

--
Noel Paton
CrashFixPC

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
www.crashfixpc.co.uk
"Gillybeans" wrote in message
...
Hi Noel,

It worked!!! Thanks so much!!!!

The only thing was that when I was in safe mode the mouse wouldn't move?
Any way I tried it in normal mode and it worked - I'm delighted. Thanks
again!

Also thank you Mart.
--
Gillybeans


"Noel Paton" wrote:

Sounds like the Display drivers have gotten corrupted - try this

Reboot to Safe Mode
Open Device Manager
Remove ALL instances of ALL Display Adaptors and Monitors
Reboot back to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the adaptor and
monitor
See if that helps

--
Noel Paton
CrashFixPC

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
www.crashfixpc.co.uk
"Gillybeans" wrote in message
...
Hi Mart, Its a PC not a laptop. I have looked at the Display Properties
and
it is set at 16 colours - when I select one of the other options it
says
to
restart the computer to activate the change which I've done but nothing
changes (still all blurred) and when I go into Display Properties its
back
at
16 colours. I got the PC in 2000 and I know the disks are somewhere
but
typically I can't find them!! I have no idea what the Display Adapater
setting should be.
--
Gillybeans


"Mart" wrote:

In which case, it sounds from here that your video display *may* be
set
as
256 colours (or even 16 colours).

Have you looked at your Display Properties (Right-click on your
desktop,
select Properties and then the Settings tab. What is the "Color
quality"?
Should be 16 bit or better. See if you can improve it. If not, you
*may*
have to re-install your video drivers.

Has this just 'suddenly happened' ? Might also be worth looking
Device
Manager at your Display Adapter setting and see if it matches the
correct
one for your laptop. Have you still got the manufacturers installation
disks?

Mart


"Gillybeans" wrote in message
...
Thanks Mart. Sorry but I got it wrong - its not the Icons that are
blurred,
its the background. Its mainly grey with a bit of dull colour here
and
there. The bottom of each icon (i.e. what the icon is e.g. Recycle
Bin)
is
grey and the toolbars are grey. As I said before all the
photographs
are
distorted as if the pixels are sky high. I tried your first
suggestion
and
deleted ShellIconCache but that didn't work. The PC is not linked
to
the
internet - I have wireless broadband on my laptop but not sure how
to
connect
the pc?

Many Thanks
Gillybeans.
--
Gillybeans


"Mart" wrote:

"Gillybeans"

Probably best tackle one problem at a time. - if you are able to
find
this
reply!

I have Windows ME - my computer is working except
all the icons on the screen are blurred as if the pixels
are all wrong ( I have tried to change this on the control
panel but unsuccessful).

You imply that only the desktop icons are affected.

First - make sure that you have your Folder Options set so that you
can
view
System files and folders, and Hidden Files. Then - Open Windows
Explorer
and
go to c:\Windows - look there for the file called
'ShellIconCache'.
DELETE IT
reboot, and windows will rebuild the file.

If that doesn't fix it, then you'll probably need to increase the
size
of
the cache - download and install the 'IconCache Fix' from
http://www.aumha.org/reg1.htm

If you find this reply and you want further help in WinMe, follow
Bill's
advice and reply only to the microsoft.public.widowsme.general
group
by
editing out the windowsupdate group from the send address. Worry
about
the
CD drive later.

Mart



"Bill" wrote in message
...
Gillybeans

There is a newsgroup named microsoft.public.windowsme.general
that
would
be the best place for an answer.



"Gillybeans" wrote in
message
...

--
Gillybeans
I am unable to start a new thread so I am replying to this post
instead.
I
have Windows ME - my computer is working except all the icons on
the
screen
are blurred as if the pixels are all wrong ( I have tried to
change
this
on
the control panel but unsuccessful). Anyway the CD drive
doesn't
seem
to
be
working either (when I put a disc in, it asks me to insert
disc).
I
have
loads of photos on the hard drive and wanted to transfer them to
a
CD
which I
am unable to do as the CD drive isn't working. I used a memory
stick
but
I
was asked to insert the disc 'works suite 2000' which I am
unable
to
do
as
the CD Drive isn't working. Please Help!


--
Gillybeans


"hersten11" wrote:

please help
i cannot use my control panel
i get the message "this operation has been cancelled due to
restrictions in
effect on this computer please contact your system
administrator"
any advice please.



.



.


.


 




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