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dat files can't be played in MY COMPUTER

I When I tried to play .dat files in vlc media player,It showed error and the file could not played.Can someone tell me how to play .
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Recovery Console Commands in CMD

Is it possible to use the unique commands that are in recovery console but in a command prompt session? For example LOGON, ENABLE, DISABLE, LISTSVC, MAP, SYSTENROOT, FIXBOOT, FIXMBR, etc I'm using ...
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win xp will not find my usb keyboard at startup

My windows xp computer will not recognize my usb keyboard on startup. I get stuck at the login screen. It will recognize my usb mouse. The keyboard is good because it allows me into the bios and ...
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iperf returning “bind failed: cannot assign requested address” in Windows XP and 7

I am trying to set up iperf on an old HP server running Windows XP Professional to test multicast, but whenever I issue the command iperf -s -u -B <ip address>, it returns: bind failed: ...
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Create User Profile Specific Hosts File?

I know that by editing my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file I can block any site, but I would like to take this a step further. Is it possible to have different version of this file for my ...
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How can I Embed my password with script

I have a requirement that I must run a script(with administratiev priviledge) during one of my Guest user startup.But I dont want to prompt my user for any password.In my case I'm ok with leaving my ...
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Is downgrading to Window XP a great idea? [on hold]

I bought my Samsung netbook (NT-NC110) operated by Window 7 starter about 3 yrs ago, waiting for my laptop to be fixed. When I used it for a while, I didn't noticed that it has a matter. Just 2 weeks ...
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Change Monitor ID on Windows XP

I'm trying to configure a workstation with 3 monitors used for viewing DICOM images from a PACS application to display content correctly on each display. The workstation has 2 monitors attached to one ...
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Batch file to delete as much as possible, before shutting down?

I'm in the process of deploying a product for manufacturing. During manufacturing my machines will have a WinXP image installed (using FOG Server) that includes many of our debugging tools, things ...
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Why is copie count self incremented? [on hold]

How is it possible that the copy count of my device printer driver get more than 1 copy registered? I found randomly the copy count value=100 or more. Any idea why this is happening?
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Windows xp Installation on asus D550M with windows 8 [on hold]

I Just Bought a new ASUS D550M with Windows 8 installed, I Wan to Install a second operating system (Windows XP), the installations process stops on the way with Blue screen, Can an one help with is ...
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Dual boot with Win7 Pro 64-bit and XP Pro 32-bit - getting BSOD

New Dell Optiplex 3030 AIO with pre-installed Win 7 Pro 64-bit. Shrank existing partition, created and formatted new partition. Boot from Win XP CD... loads all drivers and get BSOD "A problem has ...
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Windows xp hangs with dim splash screen on setup's first boot

I'm Installing windows xp in my Desktop, and after first setup boot (which is comes next to "formatting disk", "copying files"), the windows xp splash screen hangs and its very Dim. I had never face ...
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Windows XP VPN Server with Static IP in a VM

My network is in a small business network environment. 1 48 port switch, business grade modem, 30+ computers. Lets say I want to VPN to one of our static IP addresses. These computers all use the ...
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Is it safe to run WindowsXP as a Virtual Machine?

I know XP should not be used on a normal internet-facing PC. But if you run it within a sand-boxed VM that can't access the main PC, is that OK? My use-case is I run a VPN within a VM, to RDP into a ...
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New updates started to show up in fall 2014

Since WinXP support ended in April 2014, my Automatic Update client went quiet. But, about two months ago, updates started to show up in it again! Naturally, I was suspicious that M$ might be trying ...
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Resetting USB device without disconnecting it

I use a USB cellular modem to connect to the internet. Unfortunately, the modem sometimes connects to a low strength network and the only way to reset the connection is to unplug the modem and ...
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Issue with Virtual PC XP Image

I created a Win XP SP3 Virtual Image in a PC running Win XP SP3 using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. The image works fine in XP. Now I copied the same XP SP3 Image to a Win 7 PC and installed MS Virtual ...
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XCube AOpen Ex915 Unable to see MS, SD, CIF, other card drives

I have an XCube AOpen Ex915 that is running XP. I am unable to see any cards that I insert immeadiatly. There have however been occasions where after several minutes I will be prompted by the open ...
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Error loading operating system with dvd drive connected

When I connect the external CD drive to computer, I get this error message: error loading operating system When the CD drive is not connected, the computer runs without any problem. How do I ...
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Windows XP requires BIOS IDE setting to boot up, how to fix this?

Every time I try to boot my system which runs on windows XP, my PC does not start and I have to press F10 to go to BIOS set up mode and under advanced option, I have to select IDE (in default mode, it ...
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Screen resolution hides right part of screen

I was trying to get my second monitor working on XP and I ran into a problem my screen resolution even if it is the normal one hides part of my screen, here is an image: How can I fix this?
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Windows XP SP3 Cannot delete a randomly generated folder in an external hard drive

I just plugged a Toshiba 1.5 TB External hard drive in and found a new folder that wasn't there the last time. It's titled "311700553bbab72ec1b0" with a subfolder titled "update". I am the owner, ...
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How not to start MySql server on EasyPhp startup?

I'm using EasyPhp 14.1 on Windows XP. I would like to know how to configure EasyPhp to start Apache webserver, but not MySql server when the app starts?
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How do I remap «Start» menu to another key?

That's the question. Under Kubuntu I have the key with logo bound to Awesome WM actions, and almost every time for I am switching from the VirtualBox with XP to any another desktop or a window, the ...
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I'm trying to install a printer and I'm getting an ambiguous “The specified module could not be found.” error message

Ok, so I'm trying to set up an HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 on a Windows XP SP3 machine. The HP software installs fine, no worries. The printer prints self-generated pages without a problem and doesn't ...
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Install from a .bat file

I have an old Mecer Notebook, at the school where I work, that is running Windows XP. My Principal has forgotten the password, but has asked me to see if I can get it working. I have tried everything! ...
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Replacing certain word in text file using Batch file

I am trying to use a batch file to determine the currently installed drive letter and to replace a keyword in the ini file with the drive letter. Basically the ini file contains: [app] ...
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Alt-rightarrow displays unwanted context menu everywhere instead of triggering the expected command of the respective application

In several applications, alt-rightarrow brings suddenly the context menu, after I reinstalled my Windows. I do not want alt-rightarrow to bring this context menu, since in some applications, this ...
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Task Scheduler does not execute powercfg /setactive (profile)

I am trying to set up a XP SP3 laptop to run as a picture frame, and also have Skype on it with auto video answer. I also have Teamviewer on it to update pictures remotely. These all work fine. I ...
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First 0x7E00 bytes on USB flash drive have become invisible

I have somehow managed to make the first 0x7E00 bytes (63 sectors) of my USB flash drive invisible to every program in Windows XP. I have tried about 15 different disk editors and tried a lot of MBR ...
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corrupt C\documents and settings\no name\application data\sun\java\jre1.7.0_67

I am trying to initiate silverlight and have a corrupt file. Can anyone inform me what to do with this file (fix or delete)? How would I go about replacing the file so I can download java for ...
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Issues booting to USB trying to install Windows 8 alongside XP

My computer currently has Windows XP (32bit) running on it and I'm trying to install Windows 8 (64bit) in a dual-boot setup. During boot up I select the option to boot from USB, but Windows XP still ...
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Can Windows XP run with just 512 MB of RAM? [duplicate]

I have heard of older-ish Lenovo Ideapad notebooks that come with barely 512 MB of DDR2 RAM and they run full Windows XP, which is supposedly in need of over 400 MB of RAM to work efficiently. Given ...
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How can I make Windows Explorer show FTP server files without it using IE?

I work for a manufacturing company. In one of our labs we have a laptop running XP SP3 and IE7. This laptop is disconnected from the internet, and has not been updated or purposefully modified in some ...
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Upgrade XP to Windows 8.1 on 3 computers, two in english, one in french

Due to a divorce and moving half way across the world I have none of the original disks for my computers I have a Compaq computer currently running xp which I want/need to upgrade and also to change ...
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Burn CD from CD - Exact Duplicate

I have a Windows XP 64bit disc that I would like to copy on my Windows XP machine so that if I ever broke/misplaced the disc I still have a copy to use my key with. As I do not have a ISO file (also ...
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how to open internet explorer with powershell in window xp

expect to open a link in internet explorer and refresh it automatically every 5 seconds but it can not open after try powershell with administrator Set-ExecutionPolicy remotesigned powershell ...
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Show Windows file permissions when Security tab is disabled

In an environment where the Security tab in Properties is disabled and cannot be enabled, is there an alternative way to display the permissions on a folder? What if the user has normal command line ...
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How can I move a window partly off of the screen on a windows xp notebook?

I am running a Dell Notebook with Windows XP. I need to use a button on the bottom of the window. The window won't resize to fit the screen(max resolution is 1024x600). I have gotten the window ...
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Should I be worried about potential health hazards from taking my old laptop apart?

I have an old laptop at my disposal that has a malfunctioning HDD in it. I already asked a question about the hard drive; now I have another question! I would like to take the rest of the computer ...
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How to run SSD in XP with SATA hard drive to IDE adapter

Any tips please? I have a 840 EVO SSD, a SATA Hard Drive to IDE (ATA-133/100) UDMA PATA Adapter and XP. I have an old Dell Dimension 4550 with a soon to fail HD so since I have a spare SSD, want to ...
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Printer stopped working on network and local W7 64 pc

For the last few years my home server has been an old WinXP box, to which I have had a Canon Pixma IP6700D printer connected, it has worked perfectly printing over the network from the various W7 ...
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What is shell-shock and how does it effect me? [closed]

I am somewhat ignorant on this whole shell-shock thing that is happening right now. So, this may sound like a bit of a dopey question; but, I am wondering, if this effects me at all. I currently use a ...
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Windows xp doesn't shutdown

I cannot shudown my computer: when I normally press the buttons "shutdown", "restart", "standby", nothing happens.. All the applications are actually closed, I've not done any particular thing with ...
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Windows XP ISO not booting

Ok, so I know that similar questions to this have been asked many times, but I think my situation is somewhat unique: I'm trying to re-install Windows XP Pro on 3 older machines (they have OEM ...
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Need remote desktop control via web browser, can't install any software on remote PC

I need remote desktop from my work PC to my home PC.....Windows 7 at work, Windows XP at home. My work PC has admin rights blocked, so I can't install Chrome Remote Desktop, TeamViewer or any other ...
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How to create a non ad-hoc hotspot connection on Windows XP?

I want to share my cabled connection with a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, which however does not support ad-hoc connections (at least if one does not tweak it). Is there some software to do this in ...
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Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7 without formatting? [closed]

Is it Possible? What sort of programs would have to be re-Installed? I guess this is sort of a vague question, so even more general considerations and tips would be beneficial.
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Alternative way of converting physical disk to virtual

I have a hard disk (60 GB, about 20 used) with windows XP I want to convert to a VirtualBox hard drive. I followed the instructions in [https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Migrate_Windows] but the process ...