Windows 10: desktop acting strange

Discus and support desktop acting strange in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; It is as if the devil took my working desktop w/ w10, cntl/alt del wont bring up task master. web sites change font size if I try to scroll using mouse... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Big John3, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. Big John3 Win User

    desktop acting strange


    It is as if the devil took my working desktop w/ w10, cntl/alt del wont bring up task master. web sites change font size if I try to scroll using mouse wheel. cortina wont input. the list goes on and on. And then if i wait long enough, (10 -20 minutes) things start working. not task master tho.

    I may have changed something in settings or accidently opened the internet instructions window and done something.

    I went thru recovery, no change.

    note i am on my laptop. be gentle, im 83 so i have forgotten a alot.

    pc is hp compaq 6200 pro
    w/10 version is 20h2, os build 19042.685
    legal and current

    :)
     
    Big John3, Jan 4, 2021
    #1
  2. abrogard Win User

    Windows Explorer acting strangely..

    Thanks for the thought.

    Just this morning, right now, I saw it opened on 'quick access' (fortunately not hanging this time) even though I've tried to disable that so I had a sudden thought and went into the view stuff again and sure enough found right at the top a choice of where explorer should open: 'quick access' or 'this pc'.

    So I have set it for 'this pc' and maybe that'll be the fix.


    desktop acting strange [​IMG]


    and while I was sticking that screenshot in this post I noticed explorer opened with this date grouping thing again, which I hate and I thought I had removed.... I'll try again...


    desktop acting strange [​IMG]


    wouldn't it be good if we could get up a sort of list, like a spreadsheet list maybe, listing down the column all the nonstandards features we've either chosen to implement or MS has stuck in there for us or third party software has put in.... with columns across the sheet detailing what it does and how/if it is necessary for this or that or nothing and enabling us to simply put a checkmark in a cell and have the feature disabled?

    Maybe even a cell at the top we can check and have the whole sheet go back to basic default?

    desktop acting strange :)
     
    abrogard, Jan 4, 2021
    #2
  3. ACT Pro 2013 will not open in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    The most likely causes on a standalone are a damaged or invalid .pad file or SQL is not running, or is damaged.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if the issue persists.


      • Click your Windows Start button, choose Run and type in actdiag.


      • When ACT! Diagnostics comes up, click Databases, the Database List.


      • Locate your database in the list, right-click on it and select Detach. Make sure you know the filepath to your database before detaching it.


      • When the database has been detached, open My Computer (or Windows Explorer) and browse to the location of your database.


      • Locate the .PAD file for your database [database name].pad and delete it.


      • Reopen ACT!...you will get a message that the last database opened cannot found, then will be taken to the Open Database dialog box.


      • At the bottom of this box, change the Files of Type to .adf, browse to the location of your database and double-click on the .adf file for your database.


      • You will get a message that ACT! will verify your database, click OK and ACT will reattach your database to SQL and create a new .pad file.

      • Hope this helps.
     
    Arvind Ram, Jan 4, 2021
    #3
  4. desktop acting strange

    HP spectre x360 rotation acting strangely, touchpad and keyboard not functioning, and brightness broken.

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the methods below and check if it helps:

    Step 1: Run Hardware and device troubleshooter:

    I suggest you to run the Hardware and device
    Troubleshooter. Follow these steps to run
    Hardware and device troubleshooter:

    • PressWindows key + W and type troubleshooting.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • Select View all on the top left corner.
    • Click Hardware and device
      troubleshooter.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.
    • Check if issue persists.

    Step 2: Update drivers.

    Follow the steps to update drivers from the Device Manager:

      • Right click on start button and click on Device manager.
      • Select Display Drivers and expand it.
      • Right click on the driver and select Update driver.
      • Follow the same procedure to update Keyboard and Mice/touchpad drivers.

    Step 3: Set Display to Landscape follow the instruction:

    1. Right click on desktop and select Display settings.

    2. Under display you will find Orientation.

    3.Select Landscape from the dropdown.

    4. Below orientation you will see Brightness level bar.

    5. Refer the screen shot:


    desktop acting strange 085b1e73-6233-4570-a4d8-7dcfee69e515.png


    Let u know the status of the issue. We will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.

     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Jan 4, 2021
    #4
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