Display Properties...?



Jen C
07-10-2005, 01:33 AM
When I am at the normal desk top and right click to properties to change the
background/screen saver/screen resolultion and all that, after clicking on
properties, I get the lil hour glass next to the pointer and then nothing
loads. When I try to trouble shoot the problem there isn't an option for
when the Display Properties wont come up at all. Even going into Control
Panel and then to Appearances and Themes, it still wont open any of the
options, it just does nothing?
In the trouble shooting page when given the link to Display, after clicking
on it I get a box that reads :

This program could not startThe operating system could not start this
program. This may happen if:

Your computer is on a network.

If a system administrator controls your computer, you should ask the
administrator why you cannot start the program. Your administrator might have
removed the program or set a policy that prevents you from starting it.

You need to install the necessary hardware.

Some programs are installed automatically when you install the hardware
associated with them.

You need to install the necessary software.

The program might not be installed on your computer because:

It is an optional component. To add components after completing Setup, click
Start, click Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click
Add/Remove Windows Components.
It is a Value Added component. To install a Value Added component, insert
the Windows XP installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click Browse this CD,
and double-click the Valueadd folder. After you read the valueadd.htm file,
browse through the folders to find the installation icon for the program that
you want to install. Double-click the icon and follow the directions on the
screen.
You have not installed the hardware that uses this program.
If your computer is on a network, your system administrator may have removed
this program or set a policy that prevents you from starting it.
You need to re-install the program file.

The program file may have been accidentally deleted or corrupted. If you
know the name of the file that is missing, you can copy the compressed
version from the operating system installation compact disc to your hard
drive, and then restore it by doing the following:

Insert the installation compact disc.
Click Browse the CD.
In the folder list, open the I386 or IA64 folder.
Find the name of the missing file.
Note The last letter in the file name extension will be replaced by an
underscore because it is a compressed version of the file. For example,
notepad.exe is called notepad.ex_ on the installation compact disc.

Copy the compressed file to your systemroot\System32 folder on your hard
drive.
Click Start, click Run, and then type:
expand %systemroot%\system32\my_file_name.ex_
%systemroot%\system32\my_file_name.exe
and then press ENTER.
You are running Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.

If you are running Windows XP 64-Bit Edition, the program might not be
available. The information or program that you are trying to locate is not
applicable in this version of Windows, and it is not contained in your
current documentation set.

You need to access an Active Directory snap-in.

You can use Remote Desktop on Windows XP to access Terminal Services on a
Windows 2000 Server that has the snap-in available. For more information
about using Remote Desktop and Windows 2000 Terminal Services, see:

To create a new connection
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Documentation (http://www.microsoft.com/)

Any Help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!!

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:33 AM
To repair all system files, go to Start/Run, and type: SFC /SCANNOW

--
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"Jen C" <Jen C@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3ABC3997-D26A-494A-8F53-F08C9D743B5A@microsoft.com...
> When I am at the normal desk top and right click to properties to change the
> background/screen saver/screen resolultion and all that, after clicking on
> properties, I get the lil hour glass next to the pointer and then nothing
> loads. When I try to trouble shoot the problem there isn't an option for
> when the Display Properties wont come up at all. Even going into Control
> Panel and then to Appearances and Themes, it still wont open any of the
> options, it just does nothing?
> In the trouble shooting page when given the link to Display, after clicking
> on it I get a box that reads :
>
> This program could not startThe operating system could not start this
> program. This may happen if:
>
> Your computer is on a network.
>
> If a system administrator controls your computer, you should ask the
> administrator why you cannot start the program. Your administrator might have
> removed the program or set a policy that prevents you from starting it.
>
> You need to install the necessary hardware.
>
> Some programs are installed automatically when you install the hardware
> associated with them.
>
> You need to install the necessary software.
>
> The program might not be installed on your computer because:
>
> It is an optional component. To add components after completing Setup, click
> Start, click Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click
> Add/Remove Windows Components.
> It is a Value Added component. To install a Value Added component, insert
> the Windows XP installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click Browse this CD,
> and double-click the Valueadd folder. After you read the valueadd.htm file,
> browse through the folders to find the installation icon for the program that
> you want to install. Double-click the icon and follow the directions on the
> screen.
> You have not installed the hardware that uses this program.
> If your computer is on a network, your system administrator may have removed
> this program or set a policy that prevents you from starting it.
> You need to re-install the program file.
>
> The program file may have been accidentally deleted or corrupted. If you
> know the name of the file that is missing, you can copy the compressed
> version from the operating system installation compact disc to your hard
> drive, and then restore it by doing the following:
>
> Insert the installation compact disc.
> Click Browse the CD.
> In the folder list, open the I386 or IA64 folder.
> Find the name of the missing file.
> Note The last letter in the file name extension will be replaced by an
> underscore because it is a compressed version of the file. For example,
> notepad.exe is called notepad.ex_ on the installation compact disc.
>
> Copy the compressed file to your systemroot\System32 folder on your hard
> drive.
> Click Start, click Run, and then type:
> expand %systemroot%\system32\my_file_name.ex_
> %systemroot%\system32\my_file_name.exe
> and then press ENTER.
> You are running Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.
>
> If you are running Windows XP 64-Bit Edition, the program might not be
> available. The information or program that you are trying to locate is not
> applicable in this version of Windows, and it is not contained in your
> current documentation set.
>
> You need to access an Active Directory snap-in.
>
> You can use Remote Desktop on Windows XP to access Terminal Services on a
> Windows 2000 Server that has the snap-in available. For more information
> about using Remote Desktop and Windows 2000 Terminal Services, see:
>
> To create a new connection
> Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Documentation (http://www.microsoft.com/)
>
> Any Help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!!

Jen C
07-10-2005, 01:33 AM
Tried that....still nothing... :-\




"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> To repair all system files, go to Start/Run, and type: SFC /SCANNOW
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:33 AM
Try a Repair.

If you run an XP "Upgrade"setup, from the original, or "Gold" version of the setup CD, and you have SP2 installed, it might go into
a setup loop, and you could lose your install. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)
875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350 How to
Perform a Windows XP Repair Install: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
--
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"Jen C" <JenC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C9A631CB-1967-49BF-95AE-17BFF7FC5A0E@microsoft.com...
> Tried that....still nothing... :-\
>
>
>
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> To repair all system files, go to Start/Run, and type: SFC /SCANNOW
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>


Display Properties...?