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What does WindowsXP SetMonTime.exe command do?

I noticed on my Windows XP SP3 workstation a command runs at startup as follows: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SetMonTime 600 I searched on the net and there is absolutely no reference to what it is and what ...
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Where to download official windows XP? [duplicate]

After some searches i found a download link from Microsoft After i downloaded it, it wont boot! i did some researches i found that that ISO was an update if you have sp2 or sp1 it will update it to ...
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Why do all web-based UI open in the default browser instead of inside the window? [closed]

Some Background All UIs that use HTML are displayed on the default browser instead of inside the window. I noticed this problem after trying to make a simple browser window and posted a question on ...
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Deleting Files in windows XP network

How can I tell if anyone is copying or deleting my files using \\my computer name\c$ with administrative rights in Windows XP? The network is a 2003 Advanced server domain.
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Can't install .NET framework 4.0 on Windows XP professional version 2002 SP3 (OS bug?)

.NET framework 4.0 install fails on Windows XP professional version 2002 SP3: I tried to run setup using "run as..." to make sure the admin rights are used ("protect my computer..." tick was ...
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When Windows XP will run the updater?

I have installed a VM with Windows XP Professional. Everything works right, I'm just waiting the system to automatically run the Windows Updater, to get the SP 3 and all that stuff. In the Control ...
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explorer.exe and tskmngr.exe incredibly high memory usage

On start up, both explorer.exe and tskmgr.exe start increasing in mem usage up to 1GO and more with high 100% CPU usage and the computer becomes very slow and un-usable. This started to happen after ...
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Windows XP Service Pack 3 installs unknown devices

The other day I decided to rebuild the software on my PC. starting with Windows XP, I did a fresh install, and proceeded to install all of the drivers until there were no "Unknown Devices" in the ...
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A link to a Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 Disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows XP SP3 (Legal) download? Upon running 'SFC /SCANNOW' I get a message to insert the Windows XP Pro SP3 disk. I had previously never heard of a Windows XP pro ...
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XP SP3 issue with wireless connection

I have a fresh install of XP SP3 on my sister's laptop and the wireless connection is not working correctly. Her router is using WPA2-PSK (AES) encryption on a mixed bgn connection. The laptop ...
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Update Windows XP to SP3 without internet

I've been asked to update some computers running Windows XP (without any service packs) to Windows XP SP3. The computers don't have an internet connection (only a small intranet) and have never been ...
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disk2vhd.exe missing volumes?

I was trying to create a Virtual PC clone of my Toshiba laptop today, and I noticed that it's C: drive does not appear in the list of Volumes to include: (or any volumes at all for that matter! There ...
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Tab Key Randomly stops working, Why?

At times, the tab randomly stops working. Once I restart the computer it's working again. Has anyone seen something like this before? I'm using a TypeMatrix keyboard. Intel(R) Core 2 Duo CPU ...
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Uninstalling and Reinstalling Lexmark Printer Driver on Windows XP SP3

I'm fixing a printer over at a friends house, that has ceased to work with her computer. It's a Lexmark Z715, and wasn't working previously when I tried to get it working. I uninstalled the printer ...
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Installing Windows XP sp3 into USB 2.0 WD 320Gb Hard Drive

I have a HP laptop with support for 3 USB 2.0 ports. I also have a clean 320Gb WD USB 2.0 drive. The HP can boot from USB (Bios options). I used the install disk (XP SP3 bootable) and after a few ...
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windows XP login problem - blank screen

I have windows XP SP3 on this machine. All of a sudden, it has developed this problem: Most of the time, after the "windows is starting" logo, nothing comes up. Just a blank, blue screen. Even ...
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error at logon when pressing CTRl ALT DEL

windows xp sp3 Everytime i press ctrl alt del to logon to the system, notepad pops open with some random error message filled with a bunch of gibberish i can't read, just a bunch of squares and ...
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how to delete protected file under WinXP SP3

there is a dir called C:\dcfa827bc56b26f4dc922bb28e on my hard disk that is protected or something and I can't view any files in the subdirs Program Files and Setup. I think this may be a rootkit, ...
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Cancel or recover crashed repair / upgrade (innovation) install (phase 0) on Windows XP Pro SP3

I had some errors and problems in Windows, so I tried automatic repair from Windows. That failed and I get error: Internal Setup Data Structures are corrupted(phase 0) I searched the net, ...
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Permanent hard drive fragmentation? + boot problems

I am using a Samsung 80GB SATA II drive in a machine with the following specs: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ @ 2.4 GHz 4x 512MB PC3200 DDR400 SDRAM HIS Radeon HD4350 256MB DDR2 Windows XP Professional 32-bit ...
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Windows keeps rebooting itself when it shows the “Windows XP Professional loading…” screen

I don't know what has happened to my Computer and I'm a new computer user. My Computer (Windows XP SP 3) is unable to boot to the logging in screen. It loads up to the Windows Xp Professional loading ...
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screen is dimmed when running VLC (on desktop, not battery related!)

when i play movies in VLC, the screen is dimmed. most of the google search results are related to battery/power management in laptops, or to ubuntu. my desktop computer doesn't have battery, it's ...
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Transferring hard drive with bare install of XP between two computers?

I have a Compaq Deskpro EN that doesn't like to boot from the Windows XP disc in my CD drive. So, I've been wondering if I could just install XP on another computer, not install any drivers or ...
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Windows XP SP3 does not recognize my RAID SET?

I have a EP45C-UD3R motherboard and recently installed a Sil3132 PCI-E controller with 2 500GB Sata2 HD, at bios level the controller is recognized and I can setup my RAID SET which I set to RAID1. ...
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Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) w/ USB “bridged” cable

I found a website that says I can use a USB "bridged" cable for ICS. ( http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Connecting-Two-PCs-Using-a-USB-USB-Cable/248/2 ) My cable modem only has one network plug, ...
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Uninstall Internet Explorer 7/downgrade to Internet Explorer 6 in Windows XP SP3

How do I uninstall Internet Explorer 7 from Windows XP SP3 to change it to Internet Explorer 6? I can't find a good resource for doing so.
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'edit ' is not recognised as an internal command,operable program or batch file in dos why?

After installing Oracle in my system, I can not edit txt files in the command prompt.
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How to remove SP3 from XP

How to remove SP3 from XP, it's installed with OS image, it's not installed separately...
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Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio

Here are my specs first: ECS P4M800PRO-M478 (V1.0) Intel P4 Northwood 2.8 GHz 2x 512MB PC2-4200 DDR2-533 SDRAM Maxtor 120 GB SATA HDD Visiontek HD 3650 512 MB DDR2 AGP I have Microsoft UAA Bus ...
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After installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 - Generic Host Process For Win32 Services problem starts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: After installing VS 2010 - Generic Host Process For Win32 Services problem starts. After installing Service Pack 3 I am getting this error "Generic Host Process For ...
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After installing VS 2010 - Generic Host Process For Win32 Services problem starts

After installing VS 2010 trial I am getting this error "Generic Host Process For Win32 Services Encountered A Problem and needs to close. When this message pops my computer just stuck and I can not ...
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After installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 - Generic Host Process For Win32 Services problem starts

After installing Service Pack 3 I am getting this error "Generic Host Process For Win32 Services Encountered A Problem and needs to close. When this message pops my computer just stuck and I can not ...
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Upgrade Windows XP SP2 to SP3

How do I upgrade Windows XP SP2 to Service Pack 3?
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windows xp (sp 3), keyboard, installation

I'm trying to install Windows XP (SP3). My PS/2 keyboard works in BIOS but when I want to install Windows and there is a screen when I'm supposed to hit enter, my keyboard is frozen, and doesn't ...
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Help with Corrupt version of IE8 on WinXPsp3

I've upgrade from IE6 to 7 to 8 and back down and back up, but still have critical issues in IE such as cannot see any version info in "about internet explorer" cannot run windows update cannot ...
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File Anti-virus and Proactive Defense failing to start in Kaspersky

Since I tried using my laptop on Saturday, my Kaspersky installation (6.0.2.678) is failing to start the file anti-virus and proactive defense protection. I installed some drivers and CANking from ...
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Windows XP Disc: corrupt or not corrupt?

I just finished one of my builds and am trying to install Windows XP onto it. Here are the specs beforehand... Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4 GHz (512KB L2, 533MHz FSB) QDI Superb 4 Motherboard 2x ...
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16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem: csrss.exe

I just booted up my Samsung N120 netbook (with Windows XP Home SP3) and a dialog box came up with a command prompt window behind it. The dialog box is titled 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem and the message is ...
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Does anyone know why my WiFi connection suddenly keeps disconnecting, and will not re-connect without a boot?

Does anyone know why my WiFi connection suddenly keeps disconnecting, and will not re-connect without a boot? I looked at other questions, but the OS is different and its not regular. Also the only ...
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Fixing Windows install by connecting its hard drive via USB to a different laptop

I tried to upgrade a laptop to SP3, which broke it. I later found out SP3 doesn't work on that 2002 laptop. I can't uninstall SP3, or fix SP2, because the hard drive is now not detected during setup ...
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Windows XP SP3 will not go into standby when Magic Jack is running

When I select Start->Turn off computer->Standby the 'turn off computer' option window closes, and then nothing else happens. I can start new applications, and Windows acts like I never selected ...
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cpu usage nearly 100 constantly windows xp sp3

When running some heavy applications like games or virtual box for some time.. the cpu usage is normal for some 15 mins and then suddently cpu usage increases. even after i quit the heavy apps and ...
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How can I remove Install Shield Manager from my Computer?

How can I remove Install Shield Manager from my Computer? There is no entry that I can see in my "Add/remove Programs" utility. Thinkpad T60. XP SP3 Thanks. EDIT July 17, 2010. I was directed to ...
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Mouse: Single clicks occasionally register as double clicks

I have a generic Logitech USB Optical Mouse (couldn't find a model number) and occasionally when I am doing a single click, it registers as a double click instead. For example, when I click a file ...
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Windows XP SP3 - Upgrade - No longer part of workgroup

When I woke up this morning I decided to have a really lousy day. For a long time I have been telling auto updater to remind me later about installing SP3. But not this morning... It looked good, ...
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Print to 2 printer by default

Is it possible to print directly to two printers simultaneously? What I want to do is every time user prints a receipt it should print to PDF and to default printer. Is there any printer driver that ...
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Do certain usb ports work better on my IBM T60?

I am using a Microsoft wireless phone ear piece and I have had the receiver plugged into the USB port on the Left Hand side. I have been getting intermittent success with the signal. I have recently ...
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Windows XP SP3 Keyboard stops working

Here's the strangest thing I have yet to see in 20+ yrs of computer repairs. My in-laws Windowsx XP SP3 has stopped recognizing keyboards. The keyboards work fine in the BIOS, during the boot select ...
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How can I bring my IBM T60 out of sleep mode?

My IBM Thinkpad T60 goes into sleep (or hibernation?), and I cannot wake it up, no matter what keys I press. This includes pressing Fn (blue key in the lower left of the keyboard) plus F4 (with the ...
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Why are services set to “automatic” not starting when I boot up Windows XP?

I have a fresh install of Windows XP. My problem is that every time I start it up, I have to go into Administrative Tools and start the needed services, such as DCOM, RTP, DHCP, etc. The only ...