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Repair Windows Explorer start-up

This usually occurs if Viruses or Spyware has infected explorer.exe and changed the registry entry to stop it from starting.

  1. Click Start (orb)
  2. Type in: regedit
  3. Press Enter
  4. Navigate to:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionwinlogon
  5. Double click the Shell entry
  6. Make sure it is set to: Explorer.exe
  7. Press Ok
  8. Restart your computer

 

If the above doesn’t work attempt a system restore by pressing F8 during Windows Vista boot to bring up the Boot Menu and select Startup Repair.

 

Note: Tested with Windows Vista – ok

Note: Also may work on Windows 7 – though I haven’t personally tested this.

Spooler SubSystem App Stopped Working

Follow the guides below to fix the spooler issues:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click My Computer/Computer
  3. Navigate to: C:WindowsSystem32spoolPrinters
  4. Delete everything in this folder.
  5. Restart the computer and attempt printing again.

If that does not work, attempt the following:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type: regedit > Press Enter
  4. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCONTROLSET001CONTROLPRINTENVIRONMENTSWINDOWSNTx86DRIVERSVERSION-3
  5. Right click and delete the printer registry keys
  6. Restart the computer.

If that does not work, attempt the following:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall a Program
  4. Click Turn Windows Features On/Off (left hand side menu)
  5. Navigate down to Print Services
  6. Make sure LPD and LPR are ticked, if not tick them.
  7. Restart your computer.

 

No Sound in Adobe Flash Videos

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type in:  cmd.exe
  4. Press Enter
  5. Type: sfc /scannow

Wait for scan to complete, you may need your Windows CD/DVD for this if it needs to copy data from it.

If the above did not work, try the following below:

  1.  Open Notepad (Start, Programs, Accessories, Notepad)
  2. Select the text below and right click it and choose Copy.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionDrivers32]

“midimapper”=”midimap.dll”

“msacm.imaadpcm”=”imaadp32.acm”

“msacm.msadpcm”=”msadp32.acm”

“msacm.msg711″=”msg711.acm”

“msacm.msgsm610″=”msgsm32.acm”

“msacm.trspch”=”tssoft32.acm”

“vidc.cvid”=”iccvid.dll”

“VIDC.I420″=”i420vfw.dll”

“vidc.iv31″=”ir32_32.dll”

“vidc.iv32″=”ir32_32.dll”

“vidc.iv41″=”ir41_32.ax”

“VIDC.IYUV”=”iyuv_32.dll”

“vidc.mrle”=”msrle32.dll”

“vidc.msvc”=”msvidc32.dll”

“VIDC.YVYU”=”msyuv.dll”

“wavemapper”=”msacm32.drv”

“msacm.msg723″=”msg723.acm”

“vidc.M263″=”msh263.drv”

“vidc.M261″=”msh261.drv”

“msacm.msaudio1″=”msaud32.acm”

“msacm.sl_anet”=”sl_anet.acm”

“msacm.iac2″=”C:WINDOWSsystem32iac25_32.ax”

“vidc.iv50″=”ir50_32.dll”

“wave”=”wdmaud.drv”

“midi”=”wdmaud.drv”

“mixer”=”wdmaud.drv”

“VIDC.WMV3″=”wmv9vcm.dll”

“VIDC.VP40″=”vp4vfw.dll”

“msacm.voxacm160″=”vct3216.acm”

“MSVideo”=”vfwwdm32.dll”

“MSVideo8″=”VfWWDM32.dll”

“wave1″=”wdmaud.drv”

“midi1″=”wdmaud.drv”

“mixer1″=”wdmaud.drv”

“aux”=”wdmaud.drv”

“vidc.VP70″=”vp7vfw.dll”

“vidc.X264″=”x264vfw.dll”

“VIDC.FPS1″=”frapsvid.dll”

“vidc.VP60″=”vp6vfw.dll”

“vidc.VP61″=”vp6vfw.dll”

“vidc.VP62″=”vp6vfw.dll”

“vidc.DIVX”=”DivX.dll”

“VIDC.UYVY”=”msyuv.dll”

“VIDC.YUY2″=”msyuv.dll”

“VIDC.YVU9″=”tsbyuv.dll”

“VIDC.DRAW”=”DVIDEO.DLL”

“VIDC.YV12″=”yv12vfw.dll”

“wave2″=”wdmaud.drv”

“midi2″=”wdmaud.drv”

“mixer2″=”wdmaud.drv”

“aux1″=”wdmaud.drv”

“wave3″=”wdmaud.drv”

“midi3″=”wdmaud.drv”

“mixer3″=”wdmaud.drv”

“aux2″=”wdmaud.drv”

“VIDC.MSUD”=”msulvc05.dll”

“wave4″=”wdmaud.drv”

“midi4″=”wdmaud.drv”

“mixer4″=”wdmaud.drv”

“aux3″=”wdmaud.drv”

Click File and Save As

3. Save as: registry.reg

4. Save it as missing.reg

5. Run: missing.reg

 

If the above did not work, try the following below:

Another issue is due to some Wavemapper windows registry files. You need to open Registry Editor.

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type: regedit
  4. Press Enter
  5. Navigate to:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionDrivers32
  6. Click on My Computer and on the right hand side click New/String Value and type: wavemapper then press Enter and type: msacm32.drv
  7. Click Ok and restart machine.