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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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How to diagnosis ultrasound machine? [closed]

how to remove this problem like "The procedure entry point decoder pointer could no be located in the dynamic link library kernel32.dll?
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Burning a CD/DVD by runing window “Burn a Disc” wizard by command [on hold]

I want write a program so these are my needs: How can i run windows "burn a Disc" wizard by some commands? I know about this CMD commands: **shell:CD Burning** >> open ...
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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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Where to buy digitally delivered Win XP or Win 7 product key? [closed]

My laptop HDD recently died (well, not so recently, it's been accruing bad sectors for months) and I'd like to buy a new one. However after I replace it I'd like to reinstall Windows. This laptop had ...
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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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Differences between windows xp and windows 8.1 [closed]

There is no Windows stackExchange so I thought this is most appropriate place for this kind of question. Could you name some features/tools that are not available in windows xp, but is in Win8.1... ...
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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 ...
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Blue Screen of death Windows XP 64 Bit Installation

I am having difficulty installing Windows XP 64 Bit to my custom PC, Always getting BSOD. My PC Specs Asus Extreme VI Maximus 4770k 1 SSD 1 2TB WD HD 32GB Ram(4x8GB) Disc Windows XP Professional ...
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OneNote 2010 keeps crashing on Windows XP

It crashes a few second after lunching, reboot, and crash again endlessly until I kill the process. I couldn't find the cache file, which some Google results suggested deleting. Moreover - ...
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net view showing disconnected computer

I'm working on a simple network, 2 computers (both Win XP), and a 2-Wire router. I've physically disconnected one of the computers, but it still shows up in the list when I run Net View on the other ...
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how to dual booting windows 8.1 and xp

I have a dell inspiron laptop with windows 8.1 pre- installed,, bt I'll like to install windows xp to the partitioned part of the hard drive,, but xp setup does not see partitions just the whole hard ...
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Create a Windows XP Scheduled Task to run at the logon of each user

On Windows Vista onwards it's possible to configure a scheduled task to run at the logon of every user by setting the schedule to "At Logon" and the user account to be a group of users (E.g., ...
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Windows 7 Setup BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO

I am trying to install Windows 7 32bit on a rather old HP Pavilion t3225.at But after loading files setup ends with a BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO stop 0x00000074. After some research I checked the CD ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Del not working at unlock screen

I am at work, and one of the machines running XP was left on overnight. This is a common occurrence. The machine went into standby mode, so on starting it up this morning I was presented with the ...
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trying knock a server using windows xp without admin access

Is there any way that i can send a single tcp syn packet to a server, iam using windows xp and cannot install any software, so it must be portable, because i have no admin access. I tried iperf, ...
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What is hot key to toggle appearance/disappearance of audio volume display in T 60?

Somehow I pressed a key combination on my Lenovo T60, XP and the large volume indicator sprang into my view in the lower center of the screen and now remains there instead of hiding except when used. ...
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Computer only boots sometimes with a specific hard drive, Whats the deal?

we run the same motherboard in thousands of computers at our company. so far we have found 3 motherboards that will only boot with a SanDisk brand CF card. All others you can run any name CF card as a ...
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Im having trouble accessing the internet on my pc

How do I fix this problem??? I open my browser and it won't connect and shows up this message - (RocketTab) The socket connection to d2e24t2jgcnor2.webhostoid.com failed. A Firewall may be blocking ...
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System ERASED 2000 files suddenly without any user action. Can recover part of it but some files of importance are corrupted

On a Virtualbox WIN XP SP3 guest machine, the following situation occurred While I was working I had 3 opened windows as usual - Browser, notepad for writing notes in a txt file, and a PDF (thats ...
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XP Can't display H.264 video

A friend's win2000 box died so I gave him an old XP box of mine. I updated XP and installed the final rollup. All good. I installed the software he owned and all works well. Finally ran IE-6 (I ...
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Inspiron 9400 Laptop resolution shrinks when lid is closed

I have an Inspiron 9400 Laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 Video Card. I've had both a 1440x900 pixel and 1920x1200 pixel display, and ever since I first hooked my computer up to my home TV (15 ...