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Title: empty windows
Post by: Barra on November 05, 2002, 20:23
If I click on control panel, window open and it shows at bottom the numbers of objects but nothing is showing. The same if i click on my computer, window opens fine, but if I click on "c", I get an empty window again. Drive "d" is not a problem. I'm running ME. This happened after installing norton 2003, then deletingit again as it was only a beta version and couldn't update viruses.

I have also used second chance to go back to this morning bootup, but this didn't work:(

Edited to add this pic of the problem  :-*

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Since discovered that smilies don't work on here or ispr, and some links on here do not work eg, "go" button next to small window at bottom of threads.Also on ispr, where it has your name and if you have any pms, I have >>
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: bat69 on November 05, 2002, 23:02
Barra, just a thought, are you using TweakUI, you could check the settings on there and see if anything shows up, ie is the drive hidden - a long shot

Have you tried repairing IE, I've done that when I've had problems with Explorer and its cured them

on Win98 its in: Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools | System Info  click the Tools tab and you'll find Repair Explorer
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Corky on November 05, 2002, 23:07
there maybe some problems finding some the icons.  If you go to Control Panel > Folder Options > File types and have a browse, u might find your problem.

Corky

Maybe bats idea will fix it first tho :)
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Sandra on November 05, 2002, 23:24
Barra is using ME guys if that helps at all  :-*
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Barra on November 05, 2002, 23:30
Tried Bats idea but only got a blank help and support page, and corky, theres nothing to click on in control panel as shown above so that rules that out I'm afraid
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Simon on November 05, 2002, 23:31
Barra is using ME guys if that helps at all  :-*


What's he using YOU for Sandra?   :o :o ;D
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Barra on November 05, 2002, 23:32

Barra is using ME guys if that helps at all  :-*


What's he using YOU for Sandra?   :o :o ;D

For putting my BIG pics on here!
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: bat69 on November 05, 2002, 23:45
You'll be in trouble for that one Barra ;)
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Sandra on November 05, 2002, 23:46
As well as stuff you dont want to know Simon  :o
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: bat69 on November 05, 2002, 23:52
Barra, have you tried reinstalling IE?
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Corky on November 06, 2002, 00:01

Tried Bats idea but only got a blank help and support page, and corky, theres nothing to click on in control panel as shown above so that rules that out I'm afraid


You can get there through Tools > Folder Options   Screen shot below :)

(https://www.pc-pals.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.raid-designs.co.uk%2Fscreenie.jpg&hash=5fc9a2a128587fc2534ac007ae0b39b7)
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Barra on November 06, 2002, 00:19


Tried Bats idea but only got a blank help and support page, and corky, theres nothing to click on in control panel as shown above so that rules that out I'm afraid


You can get there through Tools > Folder Options   Screen shot below :)

(https://www.pc-pals.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.raid-designs.co.uk%2Fscreenie.jpg&hash=5fc9a2a128587fc2534ac007ae0b39b7)

No I can't! even with start, settings control panel etc. The end result is an empty window.
Bat, reinstalling windows is a LAST resort. I put in more windows than an "Everest" worker
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: bat69 on November 06, 2002, 00:25
Sorry Barra, I meant try installing Internet Explorer 6 again, from a cover disc or somewhere
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Barra on November 06, 2002, 00:27
I'm running 5.5 at the moment. I tried it off cd but it wouldn't as files on pc were more up to date. I don't want to go down the ie6 route as I've never liked it
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Lona on November 06, 2002, 00:48
Barra, if you are running win Me can you not do system restore, that would bring your control panel back.  :)
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Sandra on November 06, 2002, 01:04
Hes tried that Lona but it wont as he has a later version of IE on it and it wont let him  ???
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Lona on November 06, 2002, 01:08
That's weird Sandra. I have used system restore since I downloaded IE6 and it worked. Sometimes it is disabled at startup and you have to goto msconfig to put it back.
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Barra on November 06, 2002, 02:29
SORTED!!!!
 Found ie5.setup.exe on Ddrive. When I used that instead of version on CD, it let me overwrite all but one of the files in boldprint.
Learning more and more with each passing day! ::)
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Sandra on November 06, 2002, 02:32
Well its about time Barra a hell of a lot of days have passed now  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Clive on November 06, 2002, 08:05
Don't you just love success stories?   ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Barra on November 06, 2002, 10:37
! down and one to go. Still not fully sorted mt IDE controller proble, and I'm sure theres plenty more marching over the hill. :o
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: bat69 on November 06, 2002, 10:48
Its amazing how these silly problems make you so determined to sort them. They make you so angry and annoyed, and determined not to be beaten by them. Well that's how it works for me, but then there's always the hammer ;)
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Sandra on November 06, 2002, 13:04
Can anyone explain why,if it was an IE fault,the stuff on drive D worked ok  ???
Shouldnt an IE problem affecting the boot drive also have a similar efect on the second drive  :-";"xx
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Simon on November 06, 2002, 14:38
Could it be that IE is a separate installation on D: Drive?
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: bat69 on November 06, 2002, 14:43
Well I've found IE defies all logic when it comes to creating problems, I've had so many problems with IE and Explorer, and something that seems detached from the problem solves it. Either that or I'm fik ::)
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Lona on November 06, 2002, 16:26
Do you think maybe it's IE that's causing all my cutoff problems  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re:empty windows
Post by: Barra on November 06, 2002, 16:58

Could it be that IE is a separate installation on D: Drive?

NOPE! :)