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Troubleshoot Personalized Settings Not Responding

Having trouble with personalized settings not responding? Let’s troubleshoot the issue together.

Restart Your Computer and File Explorer

To troubleshoot personalized settings not responding, restart your computer to refresh the system. Sometimes a simple reboot can resolve various issues with your computer. After restarting, try opening File Explorer again to see if the problem persists.

If the issue continues, you can try restarting File Explorer itself. Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc, locate File Explorer under the Processes tab, right-click on it, and select Restart.

If restarting your computer and File Explorer doesn’t solve the problem, you may need to run a system check using the System File Checker tool or examine the Windows Registry for any potential errors related to personalized settings.

Modify Your Network Connection

  • Check Network Settings
    • Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Windows search bar.
    • Click on Network and Internet.
    • Select Network and Sharing Center.
    • Click on Change adapter settings.
    • Right-click on your network connection and select Properties.
    • Check that all settings are correct for your network connection.
  • Reset Network Connection
    • Open Command Prompt by searching for it in the Windows search bar.
    • Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.
    • Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.
    • Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
  • Update Network Drivers
    • Open Device Manager by searching for it in the Windows search bar.
    • Expand the Network adapters category.
    • Right-click on your network adapter and select Update driver.
    • Choose Search automatically for updated driver software.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to update your network driver.
    • Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

Run System File Checker and Update Drivers

Run System File Checker: To check for corrupted system files, open Command Prompt as an administrator by searching “cmd” in the Windows search bar, right-clicking on Command Prompt, and selecting “Run as administrator.” In the Command Prompt window, type “sfc /scannow” and press Enter. Wait for the scan to complete and follow any instructions if issues are found.

Update Drivers: Outdated or corrupted drivers can cause personalized settings not responding. To update drivers, right-click on the Start button and select “Device Manager.” Expand the categories and right-click on the device you want to update. Select “Update driver” and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also visit the manufacturer’s website to download the latest drivers for your device.

Adjust Registry and Utilize System Restore

Step Description
1 Open the Windows Registry Editor by pressing Win + R, typing “regedit” and hitting Enter.
2 Navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
3 Right-click on the “NoSaveSettings” DWORD value and select Modify.
4 Change the value data to “0” and click OK.
5 Restart your computer to apply the changes.
6 If the issue persists, utilize System Restore to revert your system to a previous working state.


What is Personalized Settings in Windows 10?

Personalized Settings in Windows 10 allow users to customize their desktop background by selecting images from a folder. Users can choose an image to apply as their background, but some images may not fit perfectly on the screen.

How do I access Personalisation settings?

To access Personalisation settings, you can right click on the desktop and select “Personalize” from the drop-down menu that appears. This will open the Personalisation menu where you can make customisations to your Windows settings.

How do I disable personalized settings in Windows 10?

To disable personalized settings in Windows 10, you can click on the Start button, select Settings, then choose ‘TaskBar & Start Menu’. From there, go to the General tab and unselect ‘Use Personalized Menus’. Finally, click Apply and then OK to save the changes.

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