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Neal Phillips
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      03-05-2005
Hi All
Win2k
"My Computer" no longer responds to a double left click. It just opens an
icon in the task bar.
If I right click I still have access to 'properties', 'map network drives',
'search' etc but 'explore' does nothing.
I can run "windows explorer".
I can log in as a different user and "my computer" works just fine.

A week or so back I was mucking around with registry settings for an
unrelated item & perhaps I accidentally changed a setting. I've scrolled
through obvious settings but can't see where this might be controlled from.
Any thoughts?
TIA
Neal


 
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      03-05-2005
"Neal Phillips" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> A week or so back I was mucking around with registry settings for an
> unrelated item & perhaps I accidentally changed a setting. I've
> scrolled
> through obvious settings but can't see where this might be
> controlled from.
> Any thoughts?


There are so many possibilities. Can you remember at all where in the
registry you were mucking around? What you were trying to do? That
would help. Otherwise, I'd suggest you do a System Restore to a point
in time before you first noticed the problem.


 
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      03-05-2005
> There are so many possibilities. Can you remember at all where in the
> registry you were mucking around? What you were trying to do? That
> would help. Otherwise, I'd suggest you do a System Restore to a point
> in time before you first noticed the problem.
>

It was the delay setting for dos printing:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM
CurrentControlSet
Control
WOW
LPT_Timeout

Cheers
Neal

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Otis E Levator
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      03-05-2005
Why not just restore it from the backup you made before
you changed it!
You did back it up eh?

"Neal Phillips" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:CwnWd.6964$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi All
> Win2k
> "My Computer" no longer responds to a double left click. It just opens an
> icon in the task bar.
> If I right click I still have access to 'properties', 'map network
> drives',
> 'search' etc but 'explore' does nothing.
> I can run "windows explorer".
> I can log in as a different user and "my computer" works just fine.
>
> A week or so back I was mucking around with registry settings for an
> unrelated item & perhaps I accidentally changed a setting. I've scrolled
> through obvious settings but can't see where this might be controlled
> from.
> Any thoughts?
> TIA
> Neal
>
>



 
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      03-06-2005
"Neal Phillips" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> There are so many possibilities. Can you remember at all where in
>> the
>> registry you were mucking around? What you were trying to do? That
>> would help. Otherwise, I'd suggest you do a System Restore to a
>> point
>> in time before you first noticed the problem.
>>

> It was the delay setting for dos printing:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
> SYSTEM
> CurrentControlSet
> Control
> WOW
> LPT_Timeout
>


Ok, well, not much of a clue there. But for what it's worth, here's a
copy of the WOW registry key from my own machine. Since I never do
anything with 16-bit apps, I assume it includes the default settings.
You can compare this with what you have setting by setting, or else
save it as a .reg file and run to replace everything at once.

-------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\WOW]
"cmdline"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65, 00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d ,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6e,\
00,74,00,76,00,64,00,6d,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00 ,00,00
"DefaultSeparateVDM"="no"
"KnownDLLs"="comm.drv commdlg.dll ctl3dv2.dll ddeml.dll keyboard.drv
lanman.drv mmsystem.dll mouse.drv netapi.dll olecli.dll olesvr.dll
pmspl.dll shell.dll sound.drv system.drv toolhelp.dll vga.drv
wfwnet.drv win87em.dll winoldap.mod winsock.dll winspool.exe
wowdeb.exe timer.drv rasapi16.dll compobj.dll storage.dll ole2.dll
ole2disp.dll ole2nls.dll typelib.dll msvideo.dll avifile.dll msacm.dll
mciavi.drv mciseq.drv mciwave.drv progman.exe avicap.dll mapi.dll"
"LPT_timeout"="15"
"SharedWowTimeout"=dword:00000e10
"size"="0"
"wowcmdline"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00, 65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00 ,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
6e,00,74,00,76,00,64,00,6d,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65 ,00,20,00,2d,00,61,00,20,\
00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00 ,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,\
5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32 ,00,5c,00,6b,00,72,00,6e,\
00,6c,00,33,00,38,00,36,00,00,00
"wowsize"="16"
"RomFontPointers"=hex:03,31,00,c0,f0,28,00,c0,f0,2 c,00,c0,f0,30,00,c0,03,31,00,\
c0,03,41,00,c0



 
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      03-06-2005
Thanks
I'll check it out
Cheers


 
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