Probably best tackle one problem at a time. - if you are able to find this
>> I have Windows ME - my computer is working except
>> all the icons on the screen are blurred as if the pixels
>> are all wrong ( I have tried to change this on the control
>> panel but unsuccessful).
You imply that only the desktop icons are affected.
First - make sure that you have your Folder Options set so that you can view
System files and folders, and Hidden Files. Then - Open Windows Explorer and
go to c:\Windows - look there for the file called
reboot, and windows will rebuild the file.
If that doesn't fix it, then you'll probably need to increase the size of
the cache - download and install the 'IconCache Fix' from
If you find this reply and you want further help in WinMe, follow Bill's
advice and reply only to the microsoft.public.widowsme.general group by
editing out the windowsupdate group from the send address. Worry about the
CD drive later.
"Bill" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> There is a newsgroup named microsoft.public.windowsme.general that would
> be the best place for an answer.
> "Gillybeans" <Gillybeans@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> I am unable to start a new thread so I am replying to this post instead.
>> have Windows ME - my computer is working except all the icons on the
>> are blurred as if the pixels are all wrong ( I have tried to change this
>> the control panel but unsuccessful). Anyway the CD drive doesn't seem to
>> working either (when I put a disc in, it asks me to insert disc). I have
>> loads of photos on the hard drive and wanted to transfer them to a CD
>> which I
>> am unable to do as the CD drive isn't working. I used a memory stick but
>> was asked to insert the disc 'works suite 2000' which I am unable to do
>> the CD Drive isn't working. Please Help!
>>> "hersten11" wrote:
>>> > please help
>>> > i cannot use my control panel
>>> > i get the message "this operation has been cancelled due to
>>> > restrictions in
>>> > effect on this computer please contact your system administrator"
>>> > any advice please.