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Phone number disappears on Google search results in Firefox 3.6.3

I'm running WinXP and Firefox 3.6.3. When I do a search, the Google results page removes all the phone numbers from the results. I can see it in source page view. Is there a conflict say from Skype or ...
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Tool to delete files and skip files which are in use (Windows XP)?

Using Windows XP. File Explorer stops deleting files when it hits a file which is use. Is there a way to make it skip all files which are in use and just delete the others? If you will recommend a ...
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Virus cleanup + dying drive = XP Automatic Updates crashing in esent.dll

Background I'm doing system recovery on an old WinXP SP1 system brought to me on suspicion of virus infection. After taking preliminary backups, I used MalwareBytes to detect and clean the infection. ...
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Drive letter not appearing after heat-related crash

I recently had my old PC (has 3 physical hard drives partitioned into 6 partitions) off while on vacation. When I came back, I turned it on. I hadn't realized the room was warmer than it usually is ...
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How to configure LAN controller to run at 1Gbps connectivity?

I have a few computers connected through a Gigabit router which show 1Gbps connections. However, one of the computers only shows 100Mbps connectivity even though it is capable of 1Gbps. I am not ...
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How can I run Just Cause 2 on Windows XP? [closed]

I have Just Cause 2 installed on Windows XP. I also install DirectX10 on it. So the only thing I need is a new EXE that don't ask for Windows XP. Do you know were can I find one?
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Toshiba A505 - S6965 Running Windows XP Pro

I have a copy of Windows XP Pro that I want to put on my Toshiba Satellite A505 - S6965. I tried to put it on yesterday, but nothing works, not even the Ethernet port. What should I do to make it work ...
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Problem with PPTP VPN and internet

I have an internet connection the following way : Internet Modem <-> FireWall(not a router, a firewall) <-> PC Everything is setup so my pc has an external ip address, and my firewall takes ...
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ipconfig windows flashes and disappears

Using Windows XP on a Thinkpad. When I type ipconfig in the run command line prompt, the window appears briefly and then disappears without me doing anything (and before I can read anything). Does ...
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No Audio from Windows XP after formatting

I have reinstalled in my Windows XP machine. After it is re-isntalled the audio in my machine has failed. I have installed all the device drivers in my mother board. The Realtek Sound driver is also ...
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Moved files only opening as 'read-only' in Excel

I moved a large directory of Excel files to another machine. When I sign in as myself (administrator signing into domain) then the files open just fine, but when I sign in as a Power User directly ...
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Any good utilities for configuring network settings on Windows XP?

I don't really like the built-in tools for configuring the network settings on Windows XP. If for some reason I can't access the internet I never know where to look. Does anyone know of a good utility ...
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Belarc Advisor (Store Passwords using Reversible Encryption)

I'm using Belarc Advisor to examine my PC. Part of BA is a security benchmark summary, which examines components of windows security and provides a benchmark rating. Two items are marked as Fail: - ...
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why does windows xp forget my taskbar height between logons?

Every time I log on, I unlock my taskbar, double its height, then lock it again. Next time I log back on, it's back to single height again. Can anyone tell me what would cause this? Thanks Tim
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Windows XP blue screen 0x8E error troubleshooting

I get following blue screen after running my laptop for an hour... A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. [...] Technical Information: *** ...
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XP Filesharing works with IP's but not computer names

I recently ran into a problem where I was setting up a 5 person LAN. I enabled filesharing on the main computer and wanted to allow the other 4 computers to have access. 2 computers were able to ...
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Virtual session on windows xp

What is the easiest way to install , setup, and run virtual session on my fresh install on my windows xp computer? I want to be able to browse , install a new software in a new virtual session ...
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Temp profile used when User logs in

One of my users logged into his computer, Windows XP, last night only to be meet with an error message that it could not load his profile and he will be logged in using a temporary profile. Typically ...
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Have local admin privileges on Windows XP, but getting “Error terminating process: Access is denied”. How to kill the process?

On one of the Windows XP machines I use regularly, there is a process that starts up periodically. I'd like to be able to kill the process – sometimes – because it occasionally runs when ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird - new emails indication colour

I've recently upgraded Mozilla Thunderbird to v3 on Windows XP. In v2 I think when new (POP3) emails were downloaded, there were a little star icon next to my local folders where it's filtered to ...
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Windows xp : possible virus

I think my son downloaded some thing from internet and possibly infect the computer. The Google chrome browser will not start any more and after an hour of using computer he gets some sort of blue ...
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windows xp (sp 3), keyboard, installation

I'm trying to install Windows XP (SP3). My PS/2 keyboard works in BIOS but when I want to install Windows and there is a screen when I'm supposed to hit enter, my keyboard is frozen, and doesn't ...
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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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Hard Drive Compatibility with Motherboard

Here are the current specs to put things in context: ECS P4VXASD2+ V5.0 Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.8 GHz 2x 512MB PC2100 DDR266 SDRAM Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250 GB PATA (IDE) HDD Gigabyte 52x CD-ROM ...
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Driver denied access to PCI card

Alright, I asked this on StackOverflow (here) and they suggested trying ServerFault to get help on permissions. So here's the deal. We designed a custom PCI card and wrote the driver for it. It's ...
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Active Directory Account Always Locked

My account in the domain at work comes up locked every morning and it's turning out to be unbearable. The domain admins have no clue as to what could be causing it and therefore I must call evey ...
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avoiding console window display when scheduled task runs batch file

I have a small batch file which xcopies some files from one folder to another which I've scheduled (via windows scheduled tasks) to run every 1 hour: @echo off xcopy c:\foo c:\bar /E /C /F /Y Since ...
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How to add custom location is Save As dialog box?

I want to add a custom folder location in "Save As" and "Save" dialog box. Currently it shows "My Computer" , "Desktop" , "My Documents" and "My Recent Documents" option on the LHS of the dialog box. ...
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How to recover from locked down XP Home computer

We've got a Kiosk machine provided to us by a manufacturer. The video card is flaky, so I want to replace it with another card we have on hand, rather than shipping across the country. The problem ...
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Windows XP Activation failed, now what?

I have a computer with (presumably unlicensed) Windows XP. The activation (over the internet) failed, and I now I cannot get into Windows. After calling Microsoft, it seems like I will have to ...
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Windows XP system clock is always 5 minutes late

I have a Windows XP laptop and I've noticed that the system clock is always 5 minutes late. When I set the clock to the right time, by the next day it's...5 minutes late. What's going on here? Is the ...
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Copy all files in subfolders to single folder on XP

How do I copy all the files in a folder and all of the files in its subfolders to a single folder on XP?
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Help with Corrupt version of IE8 on WinXPsp3

I've upgrade from IE6 to 7 to 8 and back down and back up, but still have critical issues in IE such as cannot see any version info in "about internet explorer" cannot run windows update cannot ...
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File Anti-virus and Proactive Defense failing to start in Kaspersky

Since I tried using my laptop on Saturday, my Kaspersky installation (6.0.2.678) is failing to start the file anti-virus and proactive defense protection. I installed some drivers and CANking from ...
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How to reconnect to Remote Session in a script?

I need to persist a Remote desktop connection across a reboot of a Terminal server. I'm thinking that it would be something like a scheduled task that would run periodically and check the running ...
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Mouse won't work in XP on Latitude

I have a Latitude D630 Laptop with a Fresh Windows XP install that won't work with a generic external USB mouse. It recognizes the device has been put in but fails to install it. USB keyboards work ...
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How can I browse my windows partition from Ubuntu 10.04?

I can boot into my Windows XP or Ubuntu 10.04 with no problem. When I was on 9.10, I can usually browse to my windows partitions with the File Browser. Now that I have upgraded to 10.04, I can't see ...
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Windows XP hour glass cursor?

For an illustration, I need the Windows XP hour-glass cursor - with standard drop shadow - as a transparent image (PNG or whatever). Any idea? I found a page with cursors, but the hour-glass one is ...
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How to install the Google Earth plugin without administrator privileges?

I am developing an application with the GE api and I was wondering if I can get a browser working with Google Earth plugin without installing it from the installer, since at school I can't install ...
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Access the partition where I installed Wubi in Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS through Wubi on Windows XP. I installed it in a partition (say J:) and the installation went fine. I can access my other NTFS partitions normally in Ubuntu ...
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Windows XP / Outlook 2003 error messages

Can anyone help with this issue? I am trying to help someone and could use some expertise. Error Message #1: Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003 With CD icon "The feature you are trying ...
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Getting higher resolution than Monitor supports

I have DG43NB mobo, that have onboard X4500 graphics. Its supports 1900 x 1200 Resolution. But my LCD monitor is only capable of resolution 1024 x 768. I have to test some websites in resolution 1900 ...
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How to download this video

http://37signals.com.nyud.net:8080/images/svn_posts/photoshop_mockup.mov. it's a 30 mb video but when i start downloading it's finished under 1 mb every time. What is the problem ?
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Permanent solution to Win XP SP3 window animation removal

May I know how I can get rid of the Window Animation (seen when you minimise or maximise a window) in Windows XP Service Pack 3 Permanently‎? I have tried the following two solutions: I went to the ...
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How can I get rid of the Microsoft paper clip assistant “Clippy”?

Suddenly after months with, as far as I know, no changes, the paper clip assistant appears everytime I want to send an email from Outlook. How can I kill this thing? Drowning might damage the ...
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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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subst performance

Does substing a directory affects the performance creating/reading/updating many small files in the substed volume? (will use svn there) If yes, how serious is the "penalty"?
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Desktop: samsung syncmaster 933 drivers required

Any idea where I can find Win XP drivers for Samsung syncmaster 933? tried the samsung site but no joy.
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How to increase frequency of time server synchronisations?

I have a that PC (Windows XP SP3) keeps losing time whereby it ends up being about 5 mins slow per day from all the other PCs and clocks about the place. Is there a way to increase frequency of ...
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Why does Firefox often alert “A script on this page may be busy”?

It hangs my browser and sometime PC also. A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will ...