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Calculator disappeared

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by sydandad, Mar 11, 2006.

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  1. sydandad

    sydandad Thread Starter

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    Some time ago I noticed my Calculator was gone, haven't been able to find it (windows xp)

    Is there any way to get it back?

    Thanks very much.

    sydandad
     
  2. The Villan

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    This may sound daft but needs to be asked, just in case :).

    Have you clicked on Start, Programs, Accessories, Calculator ?
     
  3. The Villan

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    Next step

    Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove pograms, Add/remove windows components

    Select Accessories and utilities and click on the details button

    Select accessories and clcik on details button

    Make sure there is a tick on the calculator option and click on OK

    Make sure befor you click on OK for all the other dialogue boxes, that the accessories options are ticked.

    Then click on Next and when apps have been reloaded finish.

    Close all other dialogue boxes after that

    You may need your original Win disk
     
  4. TonyJollans

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    Gone from where?

    What happens if you press Start > Run and type calc and press Enter?
     
  5. sydandad

    sydandad Thread Starter

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    Some progress - Calculator is now listed in Start...Apps/Calculator, but it links to a Norton Antivirus file, and am having trouble redirecting it.

    Files under C:\WINDOWS now include CALC.CH_, CALC.EX_, AND CALC.HL, but they don't want to be set as target.

     
  6. The Villan

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    Did you try Tony recommendation. If that worked you would have seen calculator appear on screen.
    If it didn't work and based on what you have just said in your last post, you are going to need the techies to sort this out for you.
     
  7. Augie65

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    Open windows explorer and go to C:\Windows\System32 and find Calc. Right click and select Create Shortcut and drag to your start menu. Target on shortcut should be: %SystemRoot%\System32\calc.exe
     
  8. sydandad

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    Start -->Run-->Calc result is "windows cannot find calc"
    No Calc in C:\Windows\System32
    Tried copies the %systemRoot%... into Target - message is "not valid"
     
  9. The Villan

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    OK I suggest you wait for higher level techie support.
     
  10. sydandad

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    I found it !! -- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\calc.exe -- clicked it, and now have several calculators on the screen.

    Thanks, everyone, again -- you tech guys have really made my day, fixed all my problems, it's a beautiful day. Thanks so much,

    sydandad
     
  11. The Villan

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    Alls well that ends well. You can calculate to your hearts desire now :)
     
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