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CPU Clock, Hirens BootCD, Windows XP

I have an older laptop I am thinking of multiple uses for it. The laptop ran windows xp terribly slow so I did a fresh install of windows xp and it still runs terribly slow(yes i installed the correct ...
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(Nearly) Blank screen on 2007 T61 Lenovo Thinkpad running Win XP

My everyday laptop is a 2007 T61 Lenovo Thinkpad running Windows XP. Up to yesterday, it ran reasonably well given its age. I generally keep it running 24/7, and dim down the screen to the max at ...
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Pavilion zv5200 graphics issues - Hardware or driver?

I have an old Pavilion zv5200 (service tag zv5260us) whose hard drive died a few years ago. Just recently, I picked up a used hard drive for it just to get it working again as a small, fun project. ...
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spontaneous reboots only in certain wireless environments

My old Gateway laptop, running Windows XP, automatically rebooted every time I started it up while visiting my son in another state. Until I turned off wireless and then everything ran fine. So I quit ...
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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From Hard Drive

I have a Gateway laptop model MX 35604. It was extremely slow and full of spyware so I decided to re-format the hard drive with the original CD. I did a complete format and everything seemed to work ...
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113 views

One of my XP laptops has file-download-speed cap?

I have two XP-SP3 laptops. While laptop #1 will download a single file at speeds up to 5 MB/sec, laptop #2 always peaks at 1.3 MB/sec (or three simultaneous downloads at about 0.4 MB/sec, etc). In ...
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29 views

win XP + diagnostic my laptop HW

I have laptop lenovo T61 ( ThinkPad type ) From some unknown reason the screen is freezing ( after 3 or 4 hours ) So I can't use the keyboard or the mouse ...-:( The last chance is only restart the ...
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1k views

“Use this device as the primary monitor” is now greyed out

I was using an external TV to watch DVDs using the S-Video output of my Thinkpad T41. I checked the box "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor." That worked, and the icons that don't fit on my ...
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349 views

Windows XP setup refuses to format HDD. What now?

I found a very very old laptop in my garage (Acer Travelmate 613TXV) and I'm curious about how well it will work. My skills are above average but when I try to install Windows XP on it (on a 4 GB HDD ...
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472 views

Increasing screen brightness Toshiba Tecra M2

I recently reinstalled windows on my Toshiba Tecra. I needed to lower brightness for a little bit and the laptop was not responding to my fn+f6 so I restarted the laptop and as soon as it turned on ...
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2answers
626 views

Connecting windows XP laptop to hdtv

I'm trying to connect my laptop (Windows XP) to a 32inch TV that I got over the holidays. As it is an older laptop it has no HDMI port so I can only connect it using a VGA cable. I can't find the ...
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1answer
281 views

Fastest way to nuke HDD and reinstall OS to a laptop?

I have a HP Pavilion dv2000 that I want to sell. But before that, I want to nuke the HDD and reinstall WinXP. The HDD currently has two partitions, one containing the OS (in NTFS) and one called ...
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247 views

Laptops thats support Windows XP [closed]

I am looking for laptops which supports Windows XP. I am a programmer who mainly works on developing websites.Suggest me laptop models which have best drivers support for XP Please forgive me if you ...
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494 views

Evesham (possibly Mitac) Laptop 8889 Drivers

I'm trying to install drivers for Windows XP for my Evesham/Mitac 8889 laptop. AMD Sempron mobile 3000+ 512mb RAM (64mb Shared GFX) 80GB HDD The OEM is no longer trading (and has not been for a ...
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1answer
805 views

Installing Windows XP on Samsung SENS 145 plus notebook (no CD drive)

Hi I was trying to install Windows XP on a Samsung SENS 145 plus Notebook. It does not have a cd drive and I already managed to format it and semi install Windows XP, so now it does not even boot up ...
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139 views

HP laptop keeps rebooting

One of my user's hp laptop, keeps rebooting, it gets to the XP screen and reboots, I tried booting it in the Safe Mode, the same thing happened, tried it to load last good known configuration, all ...
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287 views

Error, Screen messes up on boot but works in safe mode, Win XP

I've recently crashed and re-installed Windows XP on my Dell M4300. Completely removing all old data. After installing windows, I updated everything via Windows Update so that everything is good to ...
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33 views

I cant install OS on new DELL laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup Windows XP on Dell Latitude E6400? I have a brand new DELL lap top and it says that there is not OS installed on it, so I though I am going to try to ...
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3answers
1k views

Laptop Fan Spins For One Second And Stops - No Bootup

Acer Aspire 6530 series, Model ZK3, Windows XP PC Fan Spins For One Second And Stops - No Bootup When I push the power button it flashes once, then the fan spins for a second, and then everything ...
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222 views

Dell C840 hangs on resume from standby

I have an older laptop - Dell Latitude C840 - with Windows XP Pro SP3. Everything works fine except for standby. It will go into standby but has great difficulty getting back out. On resume, sometimes ...
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2answers
381 views

Re-installing Windows on an old laptop

I have an old laptop and I want to re-install Windows XP on it. The problem is that this laptop does not have an optical drive. I checked the boot sequence in the BIOS. It does not show an option to ...
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2answers
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Bios detects hard drive but it is not seen during installation of Windows XP

I have an IBM T60 and installed a new hard disk. This is seen by the operating system, but is not detected during the installation of the Windows XP. Why is that?
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3k views

Making laptop not increase/decrease screen brightness when changing power source

When I disconnect my laptop from AC power, its screen becomes more dim, in order to save battery. When I connect it back to AC power, it becomes bright, because now it's not concerned with battery ...
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2answers
394 views

How can I install Windows XP after having removed Fedora 13 from my laptop?

I have Fedora 13 on my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. This is the only OS on my machine. From tutorials I am able to remove Fedora from my machine. However when installing Windows XP on my laptop, it ...
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2answers
2k views

Can't complete Windows XP installation on Samsung Series 9

I just bought a Samsung Series 9 laptop, and I want to install Windows XP on it. It's supposed to support Windows XP and there are Windows XP drivers on its product page. I've installed Windows XP on ...
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2answers
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My laptop keyboard is not working properly

My Compaq Presario laptop's keyboard is not working properly. When I start Windows XP normally, some keys don't work. When I start in Safe Mode, all my keys work properly.
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Cannot log into laptop when remote “…cannot log you on now… domain… not available”

OS: XP sp3 Normally, when users in my office check out laptops, they connect the laptop to the network at their desk and log in using their credentials. Then, when they are out of the office and ...
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286 views

Dell Inspiron 6000 running xp won't work properly

My Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Windows XP will turn on - the three indicator lights on the screen hinge come on, as do all the indicators on the laptop itself. The power indicator stays on, the ...
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537 views

Toshiba Equium A110-252 laptop won't boot Windows

I have a Toshiba Equium A110-252 laptop (XP Pro) which stopped booting a couple of weeks ago. The symptoms are that the laptop would display its DOS Toshiba splash screen, then the Windows (XP) boot ...
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1answer
1k views

Install XP(SP3) on laptop with SATA drive?

For testing purposes, I need to wipe out W7 from an Aspire 3810T laptop and install XP(SP3) on it. Tried three different CD's, but they all failed, possibly because the drive is SATA. In the BIOS, ...
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2answers
159 views

How can I fix a screen on an XP laptop that's become larger on the left and right sides?

The screen on my HP Pavilion zt3000 laptop has changed and I don't why or how. It seems bigger on the left and right sides, but not the top or bottom. It doesn't seem to be related to the screen ...
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Notebook does not boot from bootable USB to install Windows XP

I have a Dell Inspiron Notebook which has an Atom processor and which had a factory set-up of XP onto it. I had opted out the CD-ROM drive @ the time of purchase. Now my Windows XP is corrupted. I ...
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657 views

Software to increase touch pad functionality in Windows XP?

Are there any tools and software for laptop touch-pad to give some additional functionality, like multi touch, clicking on touchpad as screen (touching a location on touchpad will move mouse at same ...
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4answers
188 views

Why My Laptop Performs Slowly And Frequently Accesses Hard Drive?

My hard drive is being accessed frequently when I work with applications but I work mostly with browser like Internet Explorer 8.0. It mostly happens after IE is being opened and not accessed for a ...
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473 views

Improving security in Windows XP

Apparently a password protected copy of Windows XP can be easily hacked using methods like this one: ...
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Very long boot up process?

Very strange boot up process that took literally 5~6 minutes. Other than the boot up, the PC works perfectly fine. Things I have tried: CHKDSK (No errors) Reset BIOS (HDD 1st) Defrag Link to ...
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My Hard Drive isn't Working

I never use Safely Remove Hardware with Windows XP. It has been working for me for years with my SD card, mouse, hard drive and memory stick. My hard drive has a USB cable and power cord so I can ...
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How can I connect a desktop CPU to a laptop screen without an external monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? The laptop works fine but is slow. The desktop works fine doesn't have a monitor.
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252 views

Keyboard not working correctly on laptop

Something has happened keys "qwertyasdfghzxcvbn" work like they should but "uiop" returns "456*", "jkl"="123, m="0". It happens only on windows and idea how to fix it?
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Laptop will run Linux, major fault under XP

I have an old laptop with an odd problem. It is a HP Compaq nc6220. When I got it, it had XP Pro installed. It would boot and run for a short amount of time before the power cut out, sometimes ...
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3answers
6k views

Software to show battery life of laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Find time to charge in windows 7 How can I always display the remaining battery time on the Windows 7 taskbar? What is a small, free piece of software I can use to ...
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4answers
174 views

Would it be better to install XP on a mini laptop?

I have an HP mini laptop with Windows 7 Pro. It has an atom 1.6 N280 with 2G memory. It works a little slowly. If I install Windows-XP will it work faster? Can I get drivers for XP?
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585 views

No sound coming from laptop speakers

Recently, my laptop's speakers have stopped producing any sounds. Its a very weird problem. 1) The internal/built in speakers used to work fine, but now no sound comes out. 2) If I put in the ear ...
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1answer
914 views

Secondary Monitor won't Display at Full Resolution with Primary Display Disconnected

I have had a bad day. Among today's events, the LCD display on my Dell E6500 notebook failed. It had been working with a secondary monitor connected through a VGA cable at 1600x900 resolution until ...
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2answers
100 views

What information should I save from an inherited laptop before reformatting?

I inherited a Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X from my supervisor and would like to reformat it and reinstall Windows XP before starting to use it. I eventually found Toshiba's support pages that list ...
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945 views

for mini laptop, is it better to install Windows XP or Windows 7?

i have mini laptop HP N280 Atom 1.6 with 2G memory is it be better to install Windows XP or Windows 7 ? what will work faster ? thank's in advance
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Which Raid system will give me optimal security for my home system?

I have a single, 500 GB drive in my computer. At the moment, I do weekly backups of it to an external 1TB. Drive. I am considering going to a raid system for my back ups. I have read this article: ...
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175 views

Switching computer using a KVM reset my windows

I have a Starview KVM. My first computer is a Desktop Windows Server 2008 and my second computer is a Windows XP 64 Professional Dell Laptop (with the display closed). My problem is that when I'm ...
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3k views

External monitor behavior has changed on docked WinXP laptop

I've got a Dell E6400 laptop with Intel GMA 4500MHD integrated video driver running WinXP SP3 with the basic Dell dock, which has a DisplayPort and a DVI output. The DisplayPort output is hooked ...
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How to re-enable laptop display in Windows XP while blind

My father has a Lenovo S10 laptop. While on vacation, he connected it to an external monitor and disabled the laptop display with the Windows Display Properties Dialog. Before leaving, he disabled ...