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How can I get my router and Inprocomm IPN2220 wireless network card connected?

Problem I can not connect to my Techniclan WAR-54G router's personal wireless network via my older Acer Travelmate 2300 XP Pro laptop that uses a InProComm IPN2220 wireless network card. However, ...
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XP SP2 hangs on logo screen, running chkdsk /p /r now hanging

I have a windows xp sp 2 on a toshiba laptop, Ive been using it for many years. The other day it hung on the windows logo and would only start in safemode. I did a best configuration, restore, then ...
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Active Desktop cannot be restored on Win XP

This is more of a major annoyance than anything that's stopping me from doing my work, but I somehow seem to have had Active Desktop on my work XP machine get corrupted and now can't get it back ...
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How do I loop a portion of a track in Windows Media Player

I'm using Windows XP SP3 and Media Player 11 and want to know how to loop a portion of a track in Windows Media Player.
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Open File - Security Warning dialog box

How do i disable this Open File - Security Warning dialog box? everything i find involves adding ip's to trusted sites etc. but this application is installed locally. I've already unblocked the exe ...
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What font does CMD.exe use by default for output in Windows XP?

This is mostly just curiosity. I'm not sure if it is Courier, Courier New, Lucida Console, or the like.
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XP VM not detecting USB keyboard or mouse from Windows 7 host

I've been using a Windows XP Pro VM (32-bit, SP3) for months on my work PC (Windows 7 64-bit) with no problems, with a PS/2 keyboard and a standard optical USB mouse. Today I copied this VM onto my ...
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UDP blocked by Windows XP Firewall when sending to local machine

I work for a software development company but the issue doesn't seem to be programming-related. Here is my setup: Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3, all updated Program that sends UDP ...
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Install Windows XP In PC

I got stuck on one problem, I have PC which use to have Windows XP install, somehow someone format the C drive. I want to install Windows XP again. I change the BIOS Setting to boot from CD drive, ...
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Windows XP 64-bit Conexant Pebble HD Audio Driver

I have installed Windows XP 64-bit on my HP Pavilion G60T-500 CTO notebook PC and along with installing a non-factory OS came the struggle of finding drivers. My audio device is a Conexant Pebble HD ...
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What does WindowsXP SetMonTime.exe command do?

I noticed on my Windows XP SP3 workstation a command runs at startup as follows: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SetMonTime 600 I searched on the net and there is absolutely no reference to what it is and what ...
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Where does Adobe Creative Suite professional save it's System Files?

I would like to know where Adobe Creative Suite Professional, when it's installed onto a Windows XP Computer, makes its system files.
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How to set Title of CMD to current working Directory in Windows XP

How does one set the title of the of the Command Prompt (CMD) in Windows XP to the current working directory dynamically ? I can use title %CD% however, this is a temporary fix and the title ...
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Folder titles? - Windows 7 and XP [duplicate]

I would like to keep my folder names short (3-4 characters) but provide other users with more information on what is to be located in said folder. With files you can add a title to the file ...
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vimtutor: command not found

My first time trying to pull up vimtutor fails. I get a vimtutor: command not found message. Strangely, running vim works fine. I've never installed Vim on my own, I just found it working when I type ...
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IOCTL call error when trying to format an SD card

Found an SD card (1GB) lying around. Thought I might pop that into my card reader and see if anything is on it. Nothing. There isn't even a file system on it. I right-click and go "format" but ...
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Command line: Copy files listed with DIR /S to another folder

I'm trying to list all macro enabled files in my D: and copy them to a "newfolder" I created in the same drive, this is what I've tried and the error message: D:\>copy dir \*.xlsm/S newfolder\ The ...
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How to split large file on Windows?

Is there a tool to split large text file (9Gb) into smaller files so that I can open it and look through? Anything usable from command line that comes with Windows (XP)? Or what's the best way to ...
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Which program does *this instance* java.exe belong to? Why is it there, and can I remove it safely?

Since I'm stuck in deciding for sure if I should just delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\java.exe ... (I use the java.exe from C:\Program Files\Java[javaversion]\bin, which I explicitly set in my path ...
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SHA2 support for windows XP SP2 : any hotfix or dll available?

SSL with SHA2 does not work in windows XP SP2 and below.Th websites does not open if it has SSL with sha2. It requires SP3 and above. So is there any hotfix or files other than completely installing ...
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Recovery Windows XP Active Desktop for Restricted Users

We have public accounts out on our manufacturing floor so that people without Active Directory accounts can use some basic functions. These public accounts are locked down pretty good through our ...
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Change the system partition in Windows XP

I attached two hard disks (Disk 1 and Disk 2) to an old computer system while installing Windows XP. Disk 1 is IDE and Disk 2 is SATA. I wanted to install Windows XP on Disk 1. Disk 2 was meant for ...
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Shortcut to set screen resolution

My mom-in-law likes to have her screen set to the lowest possible resolution so that everything is bigger. When I have occasion to use her computer I have to change it to make it usable. The problem ...
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Samsung kies on windows Xp [duplicate]

Samsung kies,its not installing telling that it is not connected to the internet whereas the pc is connected to the internet.I am using windows xp with service pack 3.Please help me!!
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Recover deleted folder form bookmarks bar?

I googled for this, but didn't find an answer. I removed a folder in Google Chrome's Bookmarks bar. Chrome says nothing when doing this, and I assumed it wouldn't actually delete the data from the ...
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Acer Aspire 7741Z cannot install Windows

I have an Acer Aspire 7741Z that crashed on me and I had to replace the HDD. I didn't have a Windows disk to use for install so I installed Ubuntu. It works, it boots, everything is fine. Now I ...
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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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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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Corrupt PowerPoint File [duplicate]

My wife created a very extensive PowerPoint presentation. She presented it, and then decided to bring it home to save (it was very good). Sadly, she MOVED it to a key drive instead of copy. This means ...
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Windows XP Blue-Screens And Reboots Instantly On Boot-Up

My computer was running perfectly until yesterday; my internet suddenly died. Being wireless, I decided to reboot; now the computer doesn't boot. It shows the "Starting Windows" screen (safe mode ...
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How can I resolve “The page was not displayed because the request entity is too large.”

When I try to get information from the TTC I receive the message "The page was not displayed because the request entity is too large." I have searched but all the answers I have found relate to the ...
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How to remove Windows boot menu password?

Once I had set a supervisor password for my Windows boot screen, but now I forgot that password. I am unable to access the boot menu since it's asking for the password, and all of the menu options ...
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Why am I unable to access my files on my Nexus 4 from XP?

My Nexus 4 is recognised as a Nexus 4 in Device Manager with a yellow exclamation mark on its icon. When I installed the USB drivers for it, the yellow mark went away, and Device Manager said that ...
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Does Windows Indexing Service change the Date Accessed property on files?

I just noticed that almost all of my files have been accessed within the last two hours. Could it be Windows Indexing Service doing this? P.S. I wanted to tag this question date-accessed but the ...
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A service installation section in this inf is invalid

When I connect a Samsung phone to my Windows XP SP3, it gives the error A service installation section in this inf is invalid I browsed lot of blogs, every post says to try the ...
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Get rid of MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase on external drive (under System Volume Information)

I really want to get rid of the System Volume Information on an NTFS external hard drive to be usually plugged onto the same XP SP3 machine that I have control of. After setting permissions so I can ...
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hg clone using tortoisehg throws “getaddrinfo failed” error on Windows XP

I have Windows XP installed in my system.I have installed tortoisehg-2.10-hg-2.8-x86.msi. I have checkpoint vpn1-secuRemote installed on my system. I am trying to clone a project.But when i clone a ...
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How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP Dell laptop?

I have a Dell Latitude D410. Running Windows XP. I am receiving the STOP: 0x000000ED (0X899CF030,0XC0000185,0X00000000,0X00000000) blue screen. Initially, I tried everything specified with the ...
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How to remove write protection from sandisk cruzer switch pen drive?

I have a sandisk cruzer switch pendrive. It is write protected. I want remove that write protection. I did Google very much i am not getting how to remove it. I tried on mac also but it didn't worked ...
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Only outgoing connection, no incoming connection in LAN

In one of the Windows XP PC sometimes all other Pc's in the LAN connection cannot access it. but all the other PC's can be accessed from it.Its like no incomming connection only outgoing . It is ...
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Setting process priority everytime it is launched?

My work computer experiences a lot of slowdown, so I want to do what I can to make sure the stuff I need to be response actually is responsive. For example, I run Pidgin, which loads everytime I ...
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I have to refresh browser all the time to view a webpage, and sometimes only text appears instead

I have to refresh my browser all the time. Browser doesn't matter, this happens in all browsers. The problem is when I enter a URL, sometimes the page loads fine, but most times the page won't load ...
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List Mapped Drives of All Users

I often have to replicate the mapping of drives of one machine to another. While I know how to easily output the data for the CURRENT user I have not found a way of doing this for others who are not ...
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Can't download .exe, stuck at 99% for all browsers

I can't seem to finish downloading any .exe files. When the download starts, it will proceed as per normal except that it will be stuck once it hits 99%. I've tried using Chrome, Safari, Opera, and ...
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How to download and activate original Microsoft Windows Profesional XP SP3

I have been given a laptop with the following characteristics: Windows XP Proffesional SP3 No CD-ROM a lot of viruses I am not very familiar with the XP stuff but I need to install on it fresh ...
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Computers on the same subnet won't ping or browse files

There's three computers on this office room, all located on the building-level local network. All of them have internet connectivity. "PC1" is running Windows XP (I know, I know...) and its IP is ...
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What's the best way to completely remove everything from a computer, without re-installing?

I have a friend who wants to sell their computer, but obviously all personal information and software that it is on it needs to be removed before doing so. Usually I would format and reinstall it, ...
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How to use proxy on Virtual Box (Windows XP)

I'm not exactly the most tech savy so please bear with me. I am trying to connect through a proxy with my Virtualbox accounts. Initially I wanted to just set the browsers in each virtualbox under a ...
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Can I rename my “Recyle Bin” folder in WinXP?

I want to rename my "Recycle Bin" folder on my Windows XP system so that it's like the "Trash Can" of my Ubuntu's. I cannot find a simple "Rename" command on right-clicking. I might have to head ...
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Why is the root of my hard drive acting like a picture folder?

I was browsing around and looking at some files in application data that my application saved (specifically screenshots) and I clicked the Show the contents of this folder or whatever it was to ...