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XP press ctrl alt del to begin just flashes as though esc was held down

I have an xp laptop here that is doing some weird stuff. When you press ctrl+alt+del to login the screen just flashes but never goes to the login screen. It acts as though esc was being held down at ...
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What is a virtual optical disk file and how do you create one?

I am trying to create a virtual machine using virtualBox and I have finished the whole process of specifying the size, the name, etc. However, when I try to power on the machine it tells me: ...
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Is it possible to install TAP-Windows virtual OpenVPN network driver in a completely unattended manner?

The TAP-Windows is a network driver used by OpenVPN to establish remote connections. It is included on its main GUI installer, but it prompts to the user to accept unsigned driver. OpenVPN ...
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Utility for monitoring internet usage in windows per process/application [on hold]

I am using a limited internet data pack in my windows XP system. The problem is there is a background process or a malware which is eating up the data. I can see a continued internet usage, probably a ...
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A laptop key stuck, on log logon, how can I determine which key is it?

On the Windows XP login, the password text box is being typed automatically, it appears a key is stucked everytime I boot. I'm able to login to Windows so I open Notepad immediately to determine which ...
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Windows XP Home instalation stops after first reboot [on hold]

I have a problem. I must instal Windows XP home edition but when. Problem is instalation stops after copying files and first reboot. I have ASUS P5GC-MX motherboard and SATA drive. I did format and ...
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Deleting “My documents” history

Using Windows XP, my file history is shown under start→my documents. I can delete files one at a time by right-click and selecting delete. I want to be able to remove multiple files at a time ...
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where does firefox store address bar entries [duplicate]

When we begin to write a website address in Firefox, it automatically shows a few possible website addresses, but it will not show all other website addresses. I want to look at all those addresses ...
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Batch: Random pick a name from a .txt file [on hold]

I have a list of names and I want Batch to pick a random one from another file, then echo it back.
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Drive missing after restart due to BSOD

My old XP computer got this BSOD I have 3 IDE HDDs installed, C,D,E. After I restarted, D went missing from My Computer but it went back after another restart. I checked with CrystalDiskInfo but ...
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Installing Windows 7 on VM VirtualBox

I got this error message when I was trying to install Windows 7 on VM VirtualBox: VM: Raising runtime error 'HostMemoryLow' (fFlags=0x2) 00:03:39.566757 AssertLogRel ...
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How to share a scanner in Win XP over network

I use specific software to share my Canon CanoScan LiDE220 between two computers in my house. Use only Win XP. Can I do that trick without software or hardware with only Windows preferences?
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Windows XP guest virtual machine: (vhd) Gives no display in Normal mode, Ok in safe mode

I'm trying to use my old Windows XP system on Ubuntu 15.10 Host. After having copied the hard drive to a vhd file, I'm trying to boot it: 1) in Normal mode: the windows XP login appears normally for ...
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Windows 7 cannot access shared folder

Recently a Windows XP system's hardware got failed, so I put its harddisk to a new system which was working fine. I have the windows 7 system from which I want to access that Windows XP's shared ...
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Will running Windows 32-bit virtual machine on 64-bit Windows 7 fix this issue?

I'm trying to run an old game, and oddly the expansion packs to the game only install on 32-bit Windows. I have 64-bit Windows 7, and it won't even let me attempt to install them. If I install a ...
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How to configure Windows XP/windows 7 to support icmpv6 redirection?

  I construct an icmpv6 redirection packet. When I send it to Linux, it works well. Then I modify its destination ip and mac address and send it to the corresponding windows XP/7 system, but windows ...
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How to get something using .net framework 4.5.1 to work in XP?

An update to a small program I use for generating character sheets for ttrpgs has updated and now requires .net 4.5.1 in order to function. This is a bit of a problem, as I prefer to use it on my xp ...
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racoon IPSec/L2TP Client

I try to configure a racoon IPSec/L2TP client to connect a Windows 2003 server. The server is originally intended to be used with Windows XP clients (successfully tested with Windows XP SP3 but ...
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How to backup MBR with dd for Windows?

I am using dd for Windows to back up. I can back up partions on windows like this: dd if=\\.\g: of=x:\bottom_C_XP1.dd but when it comes to backing up master boot record of harddisk2 I cannot find ...
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Outlook email is scrambled (Looks like Encryption Junk) on forward

OS: Windows XP SP3 Email Client: Outlook 2003 Recently the place were I work has had an issue. One of our employees can receive email just fine, but sometimes when forwarding it, it turns into a ...
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Strange occurrence with one specific website

A few people I know frequent a specific website. All of us have different ISPs. For some of us, it works perfectly normal. For others, the site will time out at least once every half hour. It will ...
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how to make a bootable windows xp flash drive? [duplicate]

I am currently using ubuntu 14.04. I have windows xp iso file and 4 gb flash drive, but do not have a cd writer. Is there a way to make a windows bootable usb drive? I went through many answers, ...
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Can Windows XP SP3 32 Bit detect and be installed on SSD?

My desktop PC has Windows XP SP3 32Bit and 320 GB HDD. I am upgrading to an SSD. However would prefer to use XP for now. Plan to do a fresh install. Can XP be installed on an SSD? If I correctly ...
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Buying cheap COA stickers and install disks off of ebay, is it legal? [closed]

I searched for an answer to this question everywhere and I still don't fully understand how can something like this or this be legal/work properly? From what is written in the description and from ...
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Where can I get the Windows 10 upgrade advisor?

BillOer mentioned at Windows 10 Upgrade and Junctions the Windows 10 upgrade advisor Where can I get that standalone upgrade advisor exe, either compatible with all Windows versions or ...
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Where do I go to view AutoComplete entries for Internet explorer (IE8 Specifically) [duplicate]

On my old Windows XP computer, I have Internet Explorer 8 installed and I'm trying to retrieve an old account login name and password that I used on that computer a long time ago. I've read other ...
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Thumb Drive Loses Files

I have a thumb drive - a Lexar JumpDrive FireFly 2GB - that will lose 50-80% of the files every now and again. It is formatted as FAT32 using "Quick Format" option. I usually use it between Windows ...
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torrent works but browser doesn't work

After I setup µTorrent to download my torrents , i face a strange behavior when working with torrents for a long time. The torrent works very well but when i try my browser to go to any web site , ...
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Install pre-configured Windows XP

I have about 60 machines I want to install Windows XP on using a USB drive. What I would like to do is have a pre-configured install. Meaning all the necessary software, and bookmarks in the browsers ...
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How do i get rid of Browse2Save hijacking [duplicate]

While I was surfing the internet, suddenly firefox displaying annoying pop up ads by Browse2Save. Browse2Save ads are always showed up when I entered other sites. I tried to remove it but can't find ...
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Windows XP ISO looks for CD

I created a windows XP iso from the windows xp installation CD I have, so I can upload the ISO to proxmox. When I boot the VM and try to install windows XP, it seems to ask for the CD. I assume this ...
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How to stop UltraVNC service starting multiple times on WindowsXP machine?

I have installed the latest version of UltraVNC as a service. After the reboot, the service has started multiple times, instead of one time. In the system tray I can see, one new icon ...
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My hard disc makes a clicking noise while I'm working, I sent it to a service which found nothing

He said that there was no problem with the hdd. He checked it out with crystalnfo and it worked. But before I took it there,the pc wasn't turning on. He said that there was a problem with the system ...
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How to properly turn off Outlook / Windows Search SearchProtocolHost logging?

We've come across an unusual issue with a couple of our user's devices, where the Search Indexer is creating millions of log files, eventually filling up the the HDD and there's no more space left on ...
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Will a 4TB external hard drive work on Windows XP?

I'm still on XP, and was wondering will a new external hard drive still work on XP? I heard XP can only handle up to 2 TB.
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Windows ERD caused USB ports to stop being recognized

I have a computer running Windows XP and I don't know the administrator password. So, I used the Windows ERD disk to reset it. Unfortunately, this has caused a rather large problem as the OS no ...
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How to use testdisk on external hard drive that freezes whenever connected?

I've been trying to recover files from my WD external hard drive, and nothing has worked so far. I've heard of testdisk but I can't use it because as soon as I connect my external, it freezes the PC. ...
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How to recover files on dead WD 1TB External Hard Drive? [closed]

I accept defeat. This piece of crap is dead. Is there anyway to recover the files on it? Stupid me for never backing up on cloud, DVD's, etc. Please I need those files. :(
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Cloning USBoot prepared USB stick to internal hard drive

Is is possible to clone an installation of Windows XP, prepared with USBoot and put on a usb flash drive, to an internal IDE hard drive?
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WD 1TB External Hard Drive keeps freezing

My WD External Hard drive started messing up yesterday when it would lag my PC and then altogether just freeze my PC. Every time it's connected, it freezes. And then when I unplug, the PC starts ...
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Drivers for VT6421A Controller Card

The hard disk controller on my motherboard went out, so I'm trying to install this VT6421A PCI controller card. Unfortunately, I've looked at a couple of posts on SuperUser and other forums, but I ...
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Win XP, Win 8 and Linux in Grub2

For the following setup: kellogs@kellogs-PC:~ > sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kellogs: omitting empty partition (5) Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160040803840 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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How to know which license version has an XP installed system [duplicate]

My friend has a notebook with Windows XP Professional installed. I would like to understand which version exactly is and which license type is referred to. The sticker reports an OEM pre-installed XP ...
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Cant access Share on Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows XP professional on domain. Windows 7 has a share folder which windows XP access it but for some reason during the day I cant access the share but if I reboot ...
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How to edit XP CD/ISO to change system and install process language

Let's say we had our (for example) italian CD of WinXP, but now we can't find it, it's likely lost... Now, a friend could lend us his XP CD (same channel, let's say "Home Edition" as an example), but ...
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How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server 127.0.0.1 On Mac OS X Host, From VirtualBox Guest Windows XP?

How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server Listening On 127.0.0.1:53 On Mac OSX Host, From VirtualBox Guest VM Windows XP Prof 32-bit ? My host/physical computer machine is an Apple MacBook with Mac OS X ...
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Best way to backup and restore system image for laptop on Windows XP [closed]

Currently, my method is by just using the default tool in XP: Backup procedure System Tools > Backup Choose to backup system files to another partition or USB drive Now if the systen crashes ...
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Does anyone have a thought about UDF files to XP3 Format's?

Ok i did a work-around on the .iso file booting issues, but now i find that when you copy files in v2.01 UDF format or .iso+joliet+udf, mode 1 or mode 2 Xa with a HL-DT-ST-DVD-RW from Win 7 Pro. to a ...
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Compatibility Mode Only Works On Shortcut

I was having an issue getting an old piece of software to install on a Windows XP VM and changing the compatibility mode settings of the executable didn't do anything. While discussing my issue with a ...
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Can't open anything - flashes and disappears

Using an IBM Thinkpad with XP. Can't open anything - an app flashes and instantly disappears. Can't open 'display' on control panel because of this - help?