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Windows reboot, possible BSOD

Hi I'm having some trouble with a computer that reboots. I haven't seen the bsod myself but user has said it bsoded butt every time when I've gotten to the computer it has already rebooted and is ...
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How do I direct traffic through my VPN?

I recently got vaniship VPN and connected to one of their servers successfully. Does this automatically mean my web connections are now going through the tunnel or do I need to do something ...
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How to determine the username on a windows command shell

There are various suggestions on how to determine the current username on a windows command shell without using whoami, such as this question or this question. The generic answer seems to be echo ...
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Create an hidden location for HIstory [firefox]

I have got a desktop computer XP with Firefox 38.0.1 How to create another location [a second location] for Firefox history so that when someone deletes it closing Firefox automatically and/or ...
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windows Xp loading screen after some time stuck the screen [on hold]

Computer turn on and also comes screen. after 2-3 minutes, not work stuck the PC and not work keyboard and mouse what is the problem? and how do solve?
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Cubase causing USB ports to freeze

When opening projects in Cubase, my computer often 'freezes'. Symptoms: USB-powered devices become unusable. Audio Interface (USB) receives power but can not play any audio. External Hard Drive ...
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How to get RUFUSLDR to load from Grub2 on USB

Well last week i came across a few issues with my old Acer One notebook and so i would like to install Windows XP on it. Current Tools and Software at my disposal are: 64Gb PNY USB Flash Drive Kali ...
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Architectural Differences between XP and Windows 7 [closed]

This is not a comparison between the features and on-the-surface impressions of the user interface or how fast the boot-up time is. What is missing on the web, which we need is tabling the ...
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How to get Toshiba A105-S4344 to boot to USB?

I am fixing up an old computer and have everything ready and just need to install my OS of choice (Kubuntu) on it. Unfortunately when I insert the USB and turn it on it does not start from the USB. ...
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Shared directory with different password

Currently whenever somebody try to access the shared directory, I have to provide my user account credentials. Is it popssible in Windows XP in some way that whenever somebody wants to access any ...
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Windows XP only boots when installation CD is in the drive

I have had a few problems with my PC lately. The most recent is that Windows XP will only completely boot if the XP installation CD is also in the drive. Without CD: PC boots until Windows XP ...
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Netbook not working properly

I am having a netbook of dell inspiron mini with specifications- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 System Model: Inspiron 1018 Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) ...
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Windows XP repair installation keeps restarting

I have a windows XP machine which was working absolutely fine until yesterday. Then suddenly it won't boot in normal mode. Tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode Command prompt, Last known good configuration ...
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Windows XP 32 logo keeps loading [duplicate]

this question is not new. But I'm not able to understand what people have suggested. can someone take the patience of explaining it in simple words to solve it. Pls.
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Windows won't install

I want to install Windows XP, but this shows up and I can not go further. I have one hard disk. It is split up in two partition. One is primary and is full of documents. The other is logical. I ...
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How to stop route delete 0.0.0.0 mask 0.0.0.0 resetting on reboot?

I've used the command route delete 0.0.0.0 mask 0.0.0.0 which works super: the PC sits on the Local network and can access the other computers and is accessible by the other computers but cannot go on ...
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Google drive error “Please select a folder on an ntfs drive that is not mounted over a network.” Windows XP sp3

I have downloaded google drive from the Internet and installed it on my windows XP service pack 3. Everything was fine until it asked me to select a folder for the Google drive folder. No matter what ...
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Why does my network adapter not appear in WinXP Device manager?

I'm sure My IBM thinkpad has a network adapter as I used it for many years. However, the last time I used it is approximately 8 years ago. I do not know if something touched it or did something to it ...
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Boot from CF card with windows xp embedded

Please HELP me. I have a PC that has a cf card as it's HDD. the cf card is industrial grade, type 1 with 2GB capacity and it has 1 partition and connected to cf- IDE adapter. last week i had a ...
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Could a bad energy grid system cause a BSOD back in the year 2000? [closed]

I believe nobody here would say a PSU can't cause a BSoD, but how about just a bad energy supply from the grid? I remember back in 2000 I've fixed a constant, almost daily, BSoD issue I've had with ...
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Old PC runs but sends no signal to monitor

I know this question has been asked before and I've tried everything I found without success. The PC boots and it loads the OS, I can hear the welcome sound of Windows, but there is no connection to ...
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Installing Windows XP from the Hard Drive

I have an old pc that does not support Windows XP installation using flash drive, the only way to get it done is to boot it from its hard drive(since I dont have a CD/DVD Drive). Can you give a step ...
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Does remote desktop store failures, and if so, where?

Yesterday, I could use remote desktop to login into an XP desktop. Today I cannot. The error is the vanilla This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again.... The remote ...
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I/o aborted on camera install

My Win XP laptop was serviced recently at a local repair shop after I managed to lock my self out when changing accounts. I now have access as a new user and as admin. Almost everything seems to work ...
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XP trouble with multiple instances of Word 2003

When I open two instances of Word (two windows, each displaying a different document), funny things happen. If I key Alt+F,C to close the document, the window closes (as if I'd keyed Alt+F,X). In ...
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Cannot run an application as a non-admin

Ladies and Gents, Please Help >_< Scenario: Hospital setting, all PC on the same domain and have a mess of GPOs pushed to them... An application (Horizon Blood Bank) compatible only on XP needs ...
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How to (really) force a restart remotely

I'm managing a small remote server and recently I've been having issues related to USB driver (or at least I believe so) disabling some of USB controllers and preventing system restart. It doesn't ...
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Windows xp audio terribly broken (need help)

So, it all started a month or more before when I had turned on my pc and didn't find the sound control in my taskbar. It always used to be there and fine. I tried to put it back there and I got this ...
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Virtualbox resolution decreases when running full-screen application

I have a Windows XP virtual machine running on Windows 8, VirtualBox 4.3.12. I installed VirtualBox Guest Additions on the VM (Virtual Machine), which made the resolution fit my screen (1366x768). ...
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How to configure rsync to backup a windows XP partition while running linux

I have a dual boot configuration with an XP partition and a Linux partition. The linux partition is my primary one and the XP one is just for gaming/running Windows-only software that's pretty much ...
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There is no sound for Lenovo 3000 N100 after installing any driver on Windows XP

Is there a way to fix that problem? Through the network there is a lot of forums with this question, but any answer was not satisfied. It still doesn't work
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How to activate Windows XP in VMware Player

I used a copy of Windows XP that seems to be called "modern.ie" a couple of times in VMware Player, for configuring a USB device that only has XP drivers. The host system is Windows 7 Professional ...
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Are the passwords for Windows user accounts encrypted using 128-bit AES? [closed]

I am referring to Windows 7/ Windows XP. Once a user account is locked (windows key + L)/ or logged off, is there anyway to get access to the users' files? Or anyway possible to break into the ...
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I am not able to log on to the Windows Recovery Tool

Computer is running Windows XP, User was possibly scammed, has been locked out of his computer. I tried using the NT Password Recovery tool from here: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/main.html ...
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Server 2008 credentials not recognised when logging in via a domain desktop

When using an RDP session to log onto a windows server 2008 server the credentials are not recognised, however, the server registers this as a failed log in and locks the account. When using a ...
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Go to Ubuntu localhost from Windows XP in VirtualBox

I using Ubuntu 14.04, but I want to test my website in Internet Explorer, I install VirtualBox, create image for Windows XP. I have a connection to Internet, but I cant go to http://localhost/. I try ...
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How do I get data off a hard drive that wont boot up?

I have 2 of the same computer laptops. Toshiba Satellite A105-S4384 Computers with windows XP svs pac 3. My original ones hard drive is corrupted. Wont even come up in safe mode. There is lots of data ...
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How can I shrink the disk INSIDE VirtualBox?

I created a virtual disk using WindowsXP inside VirtualBox, the host is OSX. Initially I created the disk 20Gb, in 2 partitions, each of 10Gb. Because I did not need it, I dropped the 2nd partition, ...
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Windows XP (32-bit) system with 8GB RAM, will I still get dual-channel benefit?

I am running a legacy Windows XP 32-bit PC (not for internet use of course). It has 2x4GB RAM which operates in dual-channel mode. Obviously Windows XP can only use 4GB RAM. One could argue the ...
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Chrome prompts to install silverlight even though it's already installed

On Windows XP box, SL5 was working in Chrome and IE8. Then, today, chrome prompts to install SL. Upon doing so, the SL install program says that the same version of SL is already installed. ...
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Batch - Renaming network interfaces based on index with WMIC and netsh

I have two Intel NIC's that I need to rename based on their index numbers, WMIC is nice in that it seems to always return index numbers in numerical order so we can take the output directly without ...
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How do I disable notification balloons completely in XP?

I am running VM Window XP and notification balloon in the task bar accumulates so much so I want to get rid of it. I tried setting it "Hide inactive icons" but still getting notification balloon. I ...
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Creating an electronic copy of a TreeSize Free scan report?

Using Version 3.2.2 of TreeSize Free, how can I create an copy of its scan report, one that I can send as an email attachment?
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PC takes a long time to print since joining domain

I have a computer that exhibits strange printing problems. When I print from a domain account it usually takes a long time (30 sec to +1 min) for an application to send the job to the printer. During ...
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How to use command line to stop application from another pc

I have 32 clients are running on MS Windows XP numbered as GON1NU01 to GON1NU32. I want to stop application from command line to stop all or selected clients "App_Stop_All". What command should I ...
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How do I change my boot + system partitions?

I initially had an XP system several years ago. I installed Win7 on a different hard drive and I currently dual boot (though I have not used the XP partition in a very long time). Looking at my ...
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Computer will not boot from disc drive unless HDD is disconnected

I'm trying to fix a HP dc7600 desktop for a friend. It had Windows XP installed, but he had lost the password and didn't particularly need any of the installed data, so I was tasked with either ...
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Windows XP failure to completely boot

I have a Acer laptop which will start loading Windows but then turns itself off. If I press F8 during start up it says I need to run chkdsk but says chkdsk has been cancelled and will not allow any ...
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USB Plug & Play Icon shows Ghost Plug Ins?

I have a desktop running WIN XP Pro that after bootup, the plug & play icon shows all five USB ports are active and there are no devices plugged into them. How can I stop this so the icon displays ...
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Restrict Internet access on WIndows XP using script

There is an excellent post on how to do this with Windows 7 using a script but I do not see a script for Windows XP anywhere. The script on the post on this site is: netsh advfirewall set ...