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Windows 7: my computer properties not working

08 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
my computer properties not working

I have vista 64-bit installed on my dell laptop and hope this is the right forum. I installed it a couple days ago after formatting everything on the hard drive. Now when I right click on my computer in start menu the properties don't pop up. I dislike vista already but is this vista-related? or infected? I don't think so, since I installed it a couple days ago after another virus had infected the system. Any suggestions?

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08 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

What shows up?
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08 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you can, use the snipping tool to post a screenshot.
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08 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

nothing shows up except I see control.exe in taskmgr but then it disappears as well.
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08 Jul 2010   #5
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Do you mean that the "properties" option isnt' there or when you click on it, it doesnt open?

When I click on Comp. prop. taskman shows "System", its strange it would breifly show control.exe.

Do any of the other right click options of Computer work, like manage?

Try right clicking start menu\properties\startmenu (tab)\Customize (button)\Computer is the first option shown at the top. Try and change it to a menu and back again. Then try removing it (option -Don't show this item) restart, go back and check off "Display as link" and see if that works for ya.

Good Luck
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08 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

the "properties" option is on the menu, but won't show the properties after clicking it. oh and just noticed control panel doesn't work either. when I click on it.. a blank windows explorer window appears and then disappears few seconds later. will try the 'restart' thing but doubt it will fix it.

a lot of people seem to have this problem when I did a google search. I will attempt a repair with vista dvd. that will probably fix it. in the meantime I have housecall online scan running and wanted to be sure it is not some rootkit again like last week. then I will do the repair. vista is quite crap. can't wait to get windows 7 soon.


p.s. I did a clean install(wiped everything on the HD and then installed vista again). just a paranoid thought.. do rootkits have the ability to keep themselves on HD even though the HD has been formatted and installed over again..
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08 Jul 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you format you are OK. The entire hard drive must be formatted, not just certain drives.
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08 Jul 2010   #8

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs View Post
I have vista 64-bit installed on my dell laptop and hope this is the right forum. I installed it a couple days ago after formatting everything on the hard drive. Now when I right click on my computer in start menu the properties don't pop up. I dislike vista already but is this vista-related? or infected? I don't think so, since I installed it a couple days ago after another virus had infected the system. Any suggestions?
i would like to suggest u to use windows 7...... Bcoz its the best way to get free from those vista's any annoying problems......
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08 Jul 2010   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scorpionking View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs View Post
I have vista 64-bit installed on my dell laptop and hope this is the right forum. I installed it a couple days ago after formatting everything on the hard drive. Now when I right click on my computer in start menu the properties don't pop up. I dislike vista already but is this vista-related? or infected? I don't think so, since I installed it a couple days ago after another virus had infected the system. Any suggestions?
i would like to suggest u to use windows 7...... Bcoz its the best way to get free from those vista's any annoying problems......
I'm going to second this, and I have repped this suggestion, because frankly, doing your head in with Vista will only stress you out, versus coming to the good side of Windows with 7 which you will love.
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