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How to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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How to clear screen artifacts without rebooting Windows (multiple versions)

These artifacts are random and can be created in multiple ways, although they occur rarely. The cause appears to be a failure by some part of Windows' code to erase a segment of the screen. The only ...
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Windows XP + new motherboard => the OS is installed, but the system doesn't boot

I wanted to upgrade my PC, so I've: bought and installed a new hard drive, and copied all the partitions from the old drive to the new one (using the old system) bought and installed a new ...
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How do I view the duration of MP4 files in Explorer on XP?

When displaying the Duration column in a folder window with MP4 videos, it is blank. I am aware that there is no native support for this filetype in Windows XP. This answer is related, but only gives ...
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what is dllhost.exe in windows xp, and can I delete it?

I'm trying to figure out what are all processes working right now in the task manager of my computer (Windows xp). I'm wondering what does dllhost.exe actually does and if I can get rid of it without ...
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Windows xp pro admin account locked out

For some reason my xp machine was using a user callcomp1, even though I had the main user set up as me. When I went into users it only showed one user. So, to get rid of this is I ran Userpasswords2 ...
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what is csrss exe in windows xp, and can I delete it?

I'm trying to figure out what are all processes working right now in the task manager of my computer (Windows xp). I'm wondering what does csrss.exe actually does and if I can get the rid of it ...
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VMWare all resolutions displayed full screen HOWTO

I installed Windows XP under VMWare. I have full HD screen. When I enter the full screen mode, the resolution will be adapted (there is a VMWARE SVGA II card) If I change the resolution to 800x600, I ...
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How to connect XPHome to printer connected with Win10 Pro

I can see the printer, but got Permission denied. I add everyone, guest, guests, set all privileges for all - always the same - Permission denied.
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sh.exe (bash) heap space error on Windows XP

I am running a bash shell on Windows XP that is shipped with Git for Windows. The command window's title shows MINGW32, and the error message contains Cygwin. This is the command that I run and the ...
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I have a pretty old PC, how can I make it useful ?` [on hold]

I have a very old pc (about 10 years old). I plan on using for SOMETHING ! It runs Win XP with 512 MB RAM. No wifi connectivity so use a external USBadapter for internet access. What can I use it ...
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Error “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” when accessing my external hard disk

I have Windows XP SP3. I was copying files from my ADATA 500 GB external hard disk (via USB 2.0) when a "Delayed Write Failed" error came up. Now I am unable to access it and it gives the error: ...
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No audio device detected on new sound card

I bought a new sound card because my built in sound card did not function. When I open YouTube, Media Player or anything that can create a sound my computer will hang up and sometimes when I start my ...
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How do I force single (only) channel audio in youtube/flash videos to play in both (left/right) channels?

Occasionally, I find Youtube videos that have only one audio channel (only left or only right); example video (left channel only). This is quite annoying, especially with headphones on, as I hear ...
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Convert .fon to TTF or OTF

How can I convert a bitmap fonts (.fon) into TTF or OTF fonts? I don't need any of the features in vector fonts such as ClearType; I just want my bitmap font simply transformed into TTF or OTF ...
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Use Outlook dialer to dial Google voice?

How can I use Outlook dialer to dial Google Voice? This is for "over the web", not through a modem. This way I can track my calls on Outlook.
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Older app works only when running from compatibilty troubleshooter

I have updated to Windows 10 form Windows 8.1 and Corel Photopaint 12 will not run with error: Failed to install ISKernel files I have tried setting compatibility of the shortcut to Windows 7 ...
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Remote Desktop closes with Fatal Error (Error Code: 5)

We have one PC (Windows XP SP3) that we can not log onto using a Remote Desktop session. Logging on to the PC directly (sitting in front of it using the connected keyboard and monitor) work fine. ...
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USB-Sticks and multiple Partitions

I've got an USB-Stick with multiple Partitions on it (FAT32 (active), FAT32, Ext2 but that's another story) and it seems like that my Windows XP can only mount the first partition of the stick. If I ...
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Access denied:Deleting a file from cmd

I'm trying to delete a file from network drive using user "Test". The user "Test" has Full Control on the folder and belongs to the Administrators group. I can manually delete the file but when I ...
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How to upload a file from WinXP PC to Ubuntu server?

I have tried to login through putty and then use sftp inside a linux environment to transfer a file to server, but not successful. I also do not know how to write local file address/path correctly.
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Missing Outlook 2007 Datafile?

I am using Outlook 2007 on Windows XP SP3. I am having a problem with my Outlook datafile: Its completely disapeared! Last night I used Outlook, everything ok, this morning I used Outlook again, ...
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How to overwrite 0 sector under Windows XP?

Is there any built in Windows XP command or other utility which will let me overwrite sector 0, so the OS will be non-bootable?
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Netsh command on Windows XP

When trying to change default gateway on windows xp on vm machine using the following command: set address name="Local Area Connection" source=dhcp addr=192.168.25.22 mask=255.255.255.0 ...
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How can I make Windows Paint save by default as JPEG format?

Every time I want to save an image I've pasted into the Paint application, it chooses a BMP/DIB format (which is the worst for saving things from the clipboard). How can I hack Paint into defaulting ...
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tool to find out which video card is installed on my system?

is there one for Win XP? dxdiag, msinfo, etc do not show anything but 'generic VGA'
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How do I use a prebuilt virtual machine?

I downloaded prebuilt virtual machines of Windows 7 and XP. I'm trying to run them in VMware, but I don't know how to use a prebuilt VM. How do I get them to work?
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Thunderbird 3.0 error while trying to get mail: “The folder is being processed. Please wait until processing is complete to get messages.”

Just upgraded to TB3. On opening TB i get a message 'determining which messages to index'. After several minutes, the message disappears. If i then try to get mail, the message quoted in the title ...
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how do I connect windows xp and windows 7 virtual machines to wifi

I managed to get windows 7 and windows xp up and running on a virtual machine. I want to link them to my alfa adapter, like kali linux. I don't think I have the drivers installed on either vm. Is ...
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Win XP Screen saver / power management not working

I have a PC running Win XP, and even though I have the power management set to turn off the monitor after 10 minutes, and I have the windows screen saver set up, many times they never kick in. I come ...
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Windows XP runs New Hardware Wizard for usb keyboard and mouse, can't find drivers

I have a PC that up until a couple days ago was working fine. I moved it from one site to another and now when I plug in the USB mouse or keyboard (the same ones that were working previously) XP ...
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Automate set up and driver installs on Windows 7

I have to set up a large amount of PCs all with a fresh install of Windows 7 or XP, all with the same settings using the options in the control panel, and all with similar hardware drivers. The only ...
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Ubuntu to Windows

So last night my OS(Windows) died on me, my bootmgr went missing(corrupt i guess) and i could not load into windows. I used my brothers computer to download Ubuntu as a temp OS until i get my hands on ...
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is there any way to completely avoid boot problems when multi booting [on hold]

I myself always wondering that there should be a way for multibooting that no booting problems occur. Assume that I have this HardDrive: Partition1 C Primary 200GB Partition2 D ...
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Widescreen resolution on old VIA UniChrome IGP?

I hooked an old Compaq Presario running Windows XP to an Acer 20" monitor capable of 1680x1050 resolution, because I need Windows to get into work from home and I want the screen real estate. But ...
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What are “Debug/Checked” versions of a Windows OS?

While looking for a Windows XP download in the MSDN subscriber portal, I noticed this: So, what is the Debug/Checked version?
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How to enable WebGL on Chrome on XP?

My GPU is a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS. According to NVIDIA, OpenGL® 2.1 Optimizations and Support: Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications. If I understand it ...
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Is USB supported in safe mode on XP?

According Microsoft, "Universal Serial Bus Devices Do Not Work in Safe Mode" under XP. However, in my testing this is incorrect. USB keyboards, mice and flash drives seem to work fine in safe mode (I ...
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What to do if Windows XP install complains about not finding file XXX.dl_

I've ran into a problem recently trying to do a repair install of a Windows XP SP3. By the time it was copying the files, it complained about not being able to find file cmprops.dl_ on the Windows CD. ...
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Disk Defrag slowing computer down?

I asked How to speed up my computer? in another post and one answer was to run disk defrag. I have done this before and in the majority of cases (with multiple computers not just one) it seems to ...
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OS X can connect to Windows machine, but can't access shared folders

I can create new folders on my Windows XP machine, set them to "shared". On my Mac, I pick Finder → Go → Connect to Server → smb://192.168.1.4 → Connect → Name / Password. ...
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FTP upload stalls at same point every time on FileZilla

On two different FTP accounts, I am having problems uploading files. I can login and see the contents of the dir, and start an upload. Using Filezilla the transfer seems to always stall at either 0.9% ...
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Is there a way to make an external hard drive appear as internal in Windows XP?

Title says it all, how can I make Windows XP treat my external hard-drive as an internal (system) hard drive? I'm trying to install an application that will only accept an internal hard drive but I ...
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parser message value creation failed at line 599 what is it and how to solve it?

In my computer parser value creation problem occurred I don't know what is that problem. Please help how to solve it and what is that kind of problem, why it occurred.
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how to set MTU value in windows xp

I wish to change the MTU value on my pc (XP) i tried some registry mathods- added some values in several places: (this one is a windows tutorial) ...
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ATI Radeon HD5770 WinXP infinite loop

I've seen my video card's driver (ati2dvag.dll) entering an infinite loop every time DirectDraw is called (that is, launching an app like Internet browser, a D3D-enabled game etc.). If such action is ...
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Laptop connected to Internet but Internet Explorer is not usable as a browser

I have a Acer Aspire 5050, it has Windows XP on it. While it is connected to my broadband but when I try to use Internet Explorer as the browser it says can’t connect to the Internet. I am worried ...
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Reboot loop after loading (BAD_POOL_CALLER 0x000000C2)

A relative brought me his computer that doesn’t boot. It is a Windows XP SP3 computer. It restarts after the Windows XP black loading screen, resulting in a reboot loop. It is possible to enter safe ...
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How to override date format in regional and language options?

In Windows XP, it's not possible to display the date format in DD/MM/YYYY, because it wasn't available in the regional and language options. The following image will illustrate my problem. So ...
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GoToMeeting client XP SP3 and 7

Anyone know if there is any compatibility issue of GoToMeeting desktop application between Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 x64. In recent days, I found that if I host a GoToMeeting session from a ...