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September 23, 2004 10:19:20 PM

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I keep getting this error in a program called System Mechanic

The Error is
Invalid data type for 'NoRecentDocsMenu'

Where or what do I change to correct this?
I am sure it has something to do with the START MENU but what?
I run a find on the registry and I find an item with that name and it
has a binary data 01 00 00 00
I tried changing the 1 to 0 but that did not do. Is there more than
one place to change?

Thanks in Advance for any help offered.

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September 24, 2004 12:09:25 PM

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Not sure if this will do it. Here's how to remove recent docs from Start
Menu.
Remove Recent Documents from the Start Menu
UKey:[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\E
xplorer]
SKey:[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
Value Name: NoRecentDocsMenu
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = display, 1 = remove)



"GreyTop" <GreyTop@military.com> wrote in message
news:g2t6l0p0iafoqhlb677nncogoqukfdbdvs@4ax.com...
> I keep getting this error in a program called System Mechanic
>
> The Error is
> Invalid data type for 'NoRecentDocsMenu'
>
> Where or what do I change to correct this?
> I am sure it has something to do with the START MENU but what?
> I run a find on the registry and I find an item with that name and it
> has a binary data 01 00 00 00
> I tried changing the 1 to 0 but that did not do. Is there more than
> one place to change?
>
> Thanks in Advance for any help offered.
September 24, 2004 2:09:27 PM

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I tried your fix for the second time and it does nothing. In fact
doing a Registry search yields 3 instances of it and I changed all of
them and still a no go.
Do you have any more words of wisdom for me to try?

On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 08:09:25 -0500, "ras" <ras_nb@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Not sure if this will do it. Here's how to remove recent docs from Start
>Menu.
> Remove Recent Documents from the Start Menu
>UKey:[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\E
>xplorer]
>SKey:[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
>Explorer]
>Value Name: NoRecentDocsMenu
>Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
>Value Data: (0 = display, 1 = remove)
>
>
>
>"GreyTop" <GreyTop@military.com> wrote in message
>news:g2t6l0p0iafoqhlb677nncogoqukfdbdvs@4ax.com...
>> I keep getting this error in a program called System Mechanic
>>
>> The Error is
>> Invalid data type for 'NoRecentDocsMenu'
>>
>> Where or what do I change to correct this?
>> I am sure it has something to do with the START MENU but what?
>> I run a find on the registry and I find an item with that name and it
>> has a binary data 01 00 00 00
>> I tried changing the 1 to 0 but that did not do. Is there more than
>> one place to change?
>>
>> Thanks in Advance for any help offered.
>
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September 25, 2004 8:49:54 PM

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Why don't you just get rid of the program 'system mechanic'?
"ras" <ras_nb@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:o uRP5ejoEHA.2380@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Not sure if this will do it. Here's how to remove recent docs from Start
> Menu.
> Remove Recent Documents from the Start Menu
> UKey:[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\E
> xplorer]
> SKey:[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
> Explorer]
> Value Name: NoRecentDocsMenu
> Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
> Value Data: (0 = display, 1 = remove)
>
>
>
> "GreyTop" <GreyTop@military.com> wrote in message
> news:g2t6l0p0iafoqhlb677nncogoqukfdbdvs@4ax.com...
>> I keep getting this error in a program called System Mechanic
>>
>> The Error is
>> Invalid data type for 'NoRecentDocsMenu'
>>
>> Where or what do I change to correct this?
>> I am sure it has something to do with the START MENU but what?
>> I run a find on the registry and I find an item with that name and it
>> has a binary data 01 00 00 00
>> I tried changing the 1 to 0 but that did not do. Is there more than
>> one place to change?
>>
>> Thanks in Advance for any help offered.
>
>
September 25, 2004 8:49:55 PM

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I did just that. What good was it if itdoes not work? Their web site
was no help either. A shame too as I had good luck with version 3. I
have since moved on so will not be reloading any of them.

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 16:49:54 GMT, "Unknown" <Unknown@Somewhere.Kom>
wrote:

>Why don't you just get rid of the program 'system mechanic'?
>"ras" <ras_nb@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:o uRP5ejoEHA.2380@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Not sure if this will do it. Here's how to remove recent docs from Start
>> Menu.
>> Remove Recent Documents from the Start Menu
>> UKey:[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\E
>> xplorer]
>> SKey:[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
>> Explorer]
>> Value Name: NoRecentDocsMenu
>> Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
>> Value Data: (0 = display, 1 = remove)
>>
>>
>>
>> "GreyTop" <GreyTop@military.com> wrote in message
>> news:g2t6l0p0iafoqhlb677nncogoqukfdbdvs@4ax.com...
>>> I keep getting this error in a program called System Mechanic
>>>
>>> The Error is
>>> Invalid data type for 'NoRecentDocsMenu'
>>>
>>> Where or what do I change to correct this?
>>> I am sure it has something to do with the START MENU but what?
>>> I run a find on the registry and I find an item with that name and it
>>> has a binary data 01 00 00 00
>>> I tried changing the 1 to 0 but that did not do. Is there more than
>>> one place to change?
>>>
>>> Thanks in Advance for any help offered.
>>
>>
Anonymous
October 8, 2004 3:53:21 AM

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Had the same problem with System Mechanic Website. They need to remove
the word SUPPORT from the website! So, I took matter into my own
hand... Try this:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

what ever invalid data type you have, delete in the registry above. I
think I had 4 of them, noactivedisktop?, noresentdocsmenu,
nodriveautorun, and something else. Just delete the value to the right
in the registry editor, as to what System mechanic pro 5 has a problem
with.

As always, back up your registry before modifying your registry. In
the Registry Editor, click File, Export, save to disk...

Good luck, it is working for me...

PS: here is where I got the idea:
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article08-807

Had the same problem with my office word, and notice some entries that
should not be in the registry string above... Now, I have both fixed!
Now, not sure if System Mech Pro 5 is worth the trouble?? So, being my
time is money, I hacked it! Don't like it, then I suggest you support
your product!

good day to ya!


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