Windows 10 Desktop Icons Missing But In Users Desktop Folder

We got a call from a customer who’s machine was having issues. We were able to force a restart on the machine, but when the machine came back up all their desktop files and icons were not there. I went to restore a few of them when I got the warning that the shortcut I was adding was already there. Never seen this before.

A quick search lead me to this page:

Fix: Desktop Icons are Missing in Windows 10

This solved the issue. We just had to check “Show desktop icons” and everything came back.

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Outlook Keeps Asking For My Credentials

We were having this issue with one of our employees. He would login using his network password. He could access our Outlook Web App (OWA) which requires his same network password; however, when we entered that password into his Outlook we would get “Wrong username or password“.

The solution came with the “Credential Manager“.  There was a long “MicrosoftOffice15_Data:orgid:….“.  I click on this to expand and hit “Remove from vault“, and this fixed the issue.

Although this worked for several customers we had one that required us to create a new profile in the Mail portion of the Control Panel.

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Change Font Size On Desktop Icons

We had a customer call for this and it took a second to find the right answer. Be prepared to have to restart when you are finished changing the settings.

  • Right-click on the desktop and choose “Personalize“.
  • In the lower left you will see “Display
  • Here you can change your display from Smaller, Medium, and Larger.
  • Restart and you should be set

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Microsoft – This website has been reported as unsafe

While working on a DIVI WordPress site I wanted to check to see how the site looked in Internet Explorer. I know the client uses this browser primarily. Everything was fine in Firefox and Chrome, but in IE I get the following screen.

I choose “Report that this site does not contain threats” option since I knew the site was up-to-date and safe.

On the next screen I got the following page.

It appears the site is possibly being blocked because of the weather plug-in I am using.

I completed this form and submitted it. I got the following message.

Basically telling me Microsoft will consider my recommendation, but it is up to them to determine if the site is safe or not. This doesn’t re-assure me that my client will be able to view the site in Internet Explorer.

I sent the link to a co-worker and they had no issue. A search on the web lead me to this page.

This website has been reported as unsafe browser warning

They talk about malware possibly being installed. I searched my IE extensions and went into the Control Panel to see if any Possibly-Unwanted-Programs (PUPs) were installed; however, I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary.

I ended up resetting my Internet Explorer by going to Tools >> Internet Options >> Advanced >> Reset. After this the warning didn’t come back. My IE must have gotten a little hi-jacked.

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Windows 10 Star Menu Button Not Working

If you run into a problem where the hitting the Windows start button and the menu doesn’t pop open then it can be a corrupt profile.

I would backing up the user data before you start this process. This is the “C:\Users\” and that user’s folder.

Open the control panel, go to “User Accounts”, “Manage User Accounts”, and remove a user. You will need Administrative privileges to do this. Make sure when doing this to delete all files so that nothing is left. Then  re-create the user and verify once you are logged in that things have returned to normal.

This start menu issue that we resolved this was was only affecting the end user not the whole OS, so it was a profile corruption problem.

Critical Error Event ID: 41 – The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first

We have seen this several times and different users out there have their fix for it. At first I would be looking at the power supply as the suspect, but others are pointing to the “Power Options”.

I got a call for this error today and changed the power options to “never” turn of display or computer. I also went into the the advanced options and manually typed in “never” for turning off the “hard disk”.

I choose this option cause the customer said this seems to happen when she is in a specific program called JenArk and she has walked away for a little while.

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Windows 10 – Mouse Keyboard Not Working Or Auto Repair Loop

We have had a number of calls regarding a number of issues with Windows 10 machines. It started the week of February 13, 2018. We had three calls for Windows 10 machines that were in an Automatic Repair Loop. We ended up having to do a Reset on a few machines and reinstall their software. Other machines we did a complete reinstall of the OS.

 

A week later we got calls for mouse and keyboard not working. We were able to find other users on the Net having the same issues after a Windows 10 update. At least these users were able to get into Windows. Some users had a completely black screen so they couldn’t interface with the computer. For these users we were able to do a system restore to a point before the update.

 

Our tech Corie discovered the update KB4074588 seems to be the main issue. We had Surface Pro 4 that the Keyboard and Mouse won’t work no matter what we did, but removing this update got the mouse and keyboard working again. In the Device Manager remove any devices that have yellow triangle. Restart Windows and Windows should put back some default drivers for the devices.

After we removed the update we used the following link from Microsoft to hide the update.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3183922/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-windows-update-from-reinstalling-in-windo

 

We did find an extensive discussion about this topic on Bleeping Computers Forum. Here is the link to that thread.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/671179/recent-windows-10-update-breaks-usb-mouse-and-keyboard-on-dell-3040/

 

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Godaddy Office 365 Email Setup With Office 2010

I had to install an older copy of Office 2010 Pro Plus on a Windows 10 machine that got reset because Windows Automatic Repair was stuck in loop.

I installed Office and started with adding their Godaddy Office 365 account into Outlook. During the install I ran into error 1719, but got past it. Here is how I did it. Fix error 1719.

Outlook couldn’t just set up the email. Godaddy has a program specific to setting up their Office 365.  I found the program here.

https://www.godaddy.com/help/outlook-setup-assistant-windows-set-up-email-automatically-19938

The program ran into  issues.

When I tried to run their link “Open Office Setup” I got the following error.

I needed to upgrade the Outlook 2010. This lead me to this page.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/office-updates-a118ec61-f007-492f-bfa5-5a6f764d5471?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

I downloaded and ran the update “KB 2687521“.  After I ran the update I ran the Godaddy assistant again and I got this error.

This time when I clicked to “Open Office Setup” the setup opened and ran. Outlook opened and I was able to get the two email accounts set up.

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Windows 10 – Reinstall Office 2010 – Error 1719

Had a customer that needed their older version of Office Pro Plus 2010 reinstalled. During the installation I got the following error.

The error lead me to the following Microsoft support page.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2642495/the-windows-installer-service-could-not-be-accessed-error-when-you-try

I used Method 1 and was successful. Make sure to include the following line at the top of the Registry entry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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