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[Solved] Unable to use the Magnifier in Windows 7


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Hi eveyrone,

I have this problem since 2/3 months.

Before, I was able to use the magnifier without having any problem with it.
Now I can't anymore. Sometimes it works 10 seconds, then closes by itself. Sometimes it won't open at all.

I tried many things, like deleting and reinstalling the magnify.exe.
I updated my graphic card many times ...
I even re-installed my Windows 7, but using the upgrade option (so maybe it's like not doing anything ?)

My windows version is : Windows 7 Home Premium in French (Windows 7 Familial Premium)
My graphic card is : Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT

I don't have any firewall, and changed my antivirus many times.

Here is a video showing what's happening when it won't open at all :



Please help, I've been trying to find any solution on the internet, but never found anything.

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Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 70 °C
Kentsfield 65nm Technology
RAM
3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz 5-5-5-15
Motherboard
PEGATRON CORPORATION Benicia (CPU 1)
Graphics
ASUS VK266H @ 1920x1200
512MB GeForce 8600 GT (ASUStek Computer Inc) 82 °C
Hard Drives
488.39GB Seagate ST3500630AS (SATA) 42 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GSA-H60L
PIONEER BD-ROM BDC-202
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Edited by RyanB86, 26 May 2010 - 08:35 AM.

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Try running sfc /scannow from the command line.
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Try running sfc /scannow from the command line.

Thanks.

But already tried :)

I'll try it again now ...

Done, nothing found :)
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You could try to do a system restore, but you may or may not have a restore point dating back 3 months.

Does Magnifier disable the Aero theme when you open it?
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You could try to do a system restore, but you may or may not have a restore point dating back 3 months.

Does Magnifier disable the Aero theme when you open it?

Forget the system restore, I can't do it.
But I even did an "upgrade" from the DVD.

As for Aero, not at all, it doesn't disable it at all. I saw that people had a problem with aero etc ... but that's not the same problem I have.
But I disabled it to try, and it didn't work.
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OK, just wanted to confirm. There was a big problem with that and Aero which is fixed with a simple registry trick.

Try replacing magnifier.exe with the copy of it on your Windows 7 DVD.
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OK, just wanted to confirm. There was a big problem with that and Aero which is fixed with a simple registry trick.

Try replacing magnifier.exe with the copy of it on your Windows 7 DVD.

Already did. I thought it will solve the problem, but no :)

I removed the original one from system32 and replace it by the one from DVD, didn't solve the problem.

Maybe a registry problem ???

:)

Thank you for trying to help me.

Edited by RyanB86, 26 May 2010 - 08:14 AM.

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You wouldnt happen to have Intellipoint installed?
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You wouldnt happen to have Intellipoint installed?

No, but I have a similar tool from Microsoft called IntelliType Pro 7.1, but for my Keyboard.

Thanks, will remove it and check :)

:)

Edited by RyanB86, 26 May 2010 - 08:26 AM.

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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man you're a Genius !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe it worked, yes !

More than 3 months searching for a solution !!!

I love you man :)

Edited by RyanB86, 26 May 2010 - 08:28 AM.

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EDIT: I posted please post the results but you beat me to it.

GREAT! Im glad we could get it resolved.

Edited by diabillic, 26 May 2010 - 08:29 AM.

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EDIT: I posted please post the results but you beat me to it.

GREAT! Im glad we could get it resolved.


Yes, thank you again, I'm really happy as I use this a lot, thanks mate !!!

Tell me what made you think of that ?

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If the actual program itself, magnifier.exe, was unaltered then it must have been something third party that was causing it. I figured something like Intellipoint or Logitech's Setpoint would cause some kind of interference since they assign hotkeys and buttons to do things like scroll, zoom etc and may cause a native app that does that to fail. Hence your answer :)
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If the actual program itself, magnifier.exe, was unaltered then it must have been something third party that was causing it. I figured something like Intellipoint or Logitech's Setpoint would cause some kind of interference since they assign hotkeys and buttons to do things like scroll, zoom etc and may cause a native app that does that to fail. Hence your answer :)

You were very close, indeed InteliType from Microsoft does the same thing, but for Keyboard. When you said that I thought "good idea", indeed this software is always working, like when you want to volume up or down, it show something on the screen...

Well done, bravo :)
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Glad everything worked out, stay away from that software! :)
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