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Is there a “deep” task manager available in Windows XP akin to Windows 7 and Vista? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Alternatives to Windows Task Manager Is there a good task manager or utility for Windows XP that gives deep visibility into the processes and threads running on the ...
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Windows XP install driver notification for AirCard

A co-worker of mine is using an air-card. It prompted him to install software in the notification tray, but he clicked on the wrong thing and the icon went away without him installing that software. ...
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Do I have a bad video card?

I think this is the right spot to post this question. Please don't flame me if it isn't. My work computer is a Dell Prescision M6400 laptop. I use the VGA output to a second monitor. There is ...
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Windows XP environment variable for “local setting” folder

There's an environment variable, %appdata%, equal to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\ Is there a variable for either C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local ...
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Windows XP can't remember my mouse cursor speed settings

In Control Panel > mouse, Windows XP seems can't remember my cursor speed settings. I need to set it every time after restart. What could be wrong?
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After installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 - Generic Host Process For Win32 Services problem starts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: After installing VS 2010 - Generic Host Process For Win32 Services problem starts. After installing Service Pack 3 I am getting this error "Generic Host Process For ...
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Tool to change wallpaper sequentially from a folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Schedule Windows XP wallpaper change without additional apps Is there a tool that can sequentially/randomly change wallpaper from a folder by a given time period.
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Windows XP refuses to install on a dell mini 10

I have a dell inspiron mini 10. It boots from an external CD-ROM drive and goes through the first part of the windows XP home install with no problem, but on reboot it loses the CD-Rom drive when it ...
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How can I convert an ordinary text file to a .csv file, and import it to Excel?

I have a group of names and addresses that I would like to import into Outlook. At the moment I have imported them into Excel, but all names and addresses are in one long entry. All are already ...
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How can I move the start menu / task bar to a secondary display?

I have a netbook using Windows XP, with a secondary monitor attached. Both monitors are configured and working correctly. What I would like to do is move the start menu and the task bar over to the ...
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Windows fails to restart on reboot

We have many machines running windows xp embedded. The machines are configured to reboot if any problems should occur. But our problem now is that in some cases the machines seems to shut down, but ...
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How do I unlink a file-folder relationship?

When asking IE to save an HTML page locally, with the option "Web page, complete", an html file is created along with a folder that contains all associated files (images, js, css etc). An association ...
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How to display multiple unicode text files in non-unicode program

OS:WinXP Say I got some files in Chinese and some files in Korean. And in windows 'Region and Language Options', I set language for non-unicode program = Chinese. Is there any way that I can read ...
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How do I Change default action for hard drive folder under My Computer in Widows XP?

I mean, how do I change the "Open As..." to point another program when I double click the Hard Drive (C:)
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How to edit shell32.dll? How to add custom pictures/icons into shell32.dll?

I want to create an icon for my folder named "TOOLS", as you can observe there is no suitable/satisfying icon available in Windows XP, so I want to create an icon and include it in icon list. Is it ...
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Show all tray icons in Windows permanently

Is there a way to show all tray icons in the Windows Task Bar of Windows XP, permanently? I don't like to go over tray icons and extend them each time I need to see a specific icon.
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Windows hangs on startup

I got in to work this week to find four windows xp computers all having the same problem - they are all hanging on the windows loading screen (the one with the logo and the green progress bar). The ...
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After installing VS 2010 - Generic Host Process For Win32 Services problem starts

After installing VS 2010 trial I am getting this error "Generic Host Process For Win32 Services Encountered A Problem and needs to close. When this message pops my computer just stuck and I can not ...
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After installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 - Generic Host Process For Win32 Services problem starts

After installing Service Pack 3 I am getting this error "Generic Host Process For Win32 Services Encountered A Problem and needs to close. When this message pops my computer just stuck and I can not ...
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Black Screen on Startup even after running chkdsk

I started an old (Dell Inspiron 2200) the startup goes all the way to Microsoft Windows XP Logo then I get a black screen. I am still able to move the cursor but that is about it. I tried running ...
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How to output to S-Video on Windows XP in single-monitor mode (clone display)?

I am using an IBM ThinkPad T30 running Windows XP. It is connected to a TV system via S-Video output. Windows is currently set up in multi-monitor mode with monitor 2 being output to S-Video. ...
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Upgrade Windows XP SP2 to SP3

How do I upgrade Windows XP SP2 to Service Pack 3?
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NTFS.SYS error at boot in Win XP

I am using Windows XP and this morning it didn't boot, it showed an error on "Windows/system32/config/SYSTEM" so I connected the hd to another pc, rename that file and then copy the one in ...
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Acer Aspire 5719 with Windows XP does not boot

I have an Acer Aspire 5710 which came pre-loaded with Windows Vista. O/S has been changed to Win SXP SP2 and was working fine till today. The laptop starts up and then hangs (does not reach till the ...
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How to convert NTFS to FAT32 in windows XP?

Currently all my 4 partitions are NTFS, how to convert one of them to FAT32 ?
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Is it possible to run several virtual machines each with independent mouse+keyboard on a single PC? [duplicate]

My goal is to instead of buying 4 separate basic PCs (plus the obvious peripherals), buy just one fast PC and the peripherals. I'm wondering if I can use a more powerful computer, say, one with core ...
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Multiple versions of .NET

In my WinXP box, I have these "programs" installed: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Do I need all ...
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Color Calibrate Dual Monitor XP SP2 [duplicate]

This topic has been touched on before but not really answered. I have a dual monitor system and the colors differ wildly. I currently live Buenos Aires where color correction hardware costs premium ...
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How do I reset a password for windows XP

I have a laptop with win-xp. I forgot the password, how do I reset it? I do not have the installation disk as this is a laptop that belongs to my employer (4 years ago) and was part of the network ...
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Install Windows XP from a pen drive containing an ISO file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP through Pen Drive I want to install Windows XP using my pen drive which has an ISO of Windows XP! I have tried googling, but the results were ...
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Java missing after firefox 3.6.3 update on xp

XP: I just updated to firefox 3.6.3 and Java is gone, apps don't run. The Java affordances are gone from Options. Do I download Java from somewhere? Can I roll back to a firefox version that was ...
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Troubleshooting input device detection in Windows Xp Pro Sp3

My laptop (Acer travelmate 4152NlCi)doesn't respond to the keyboard and mouse anymore while booting in Windows Xp Pro Sp3. i can't type the password and login. I have Opensuse 11.0 on it as well and ...
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Why does System Properties display two different frequencies?

My System Properties window has the below text (also see screenshot). What does the "1.20 GHz " refer to? Hewlett-PackardHP Compaq dc7700p ConvertibleIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4400 @ 2.00GHz ...
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Disable using the desktop.ini file

How can I disable Windows Explorer in Windows XP from using desktop.ini and folder.ini files? Some viruses are on the flash card, and they can be in those files. Can I make Windows Explorer safe from ...
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Graph plotting software that includes the min() and max() functions

I am looking for online or offline software that can plot functions that include min() and max(). Neither of my favourites, Wolfram Alpha and fooplot seem to have these functions built in :-(
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New Windows XP install, sound quality on Yahoo Messenger is bad

I just installed a new Windows XP on an old laptop. I did all of the updates I was asked for. I installed the latest driver updates from the official laptop producer site. Now, when I try to use ...
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two xp windows on same machine

When the computer start, it displays me two XP versions to choose from. One XP windows is the new installed windows OS on drive C and the other was on drive F , but it's content was formatted. How ...
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Trying to diagnose network problem: ping 127.0.0.1 (or any address) results in error code 1

NIC seems to be working, as windows detects the hardware and has a driver and reports success. DHCP seems to have gotten an ip address, 192.168.1.101. I released and renewed it and it seemed to work ...
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Is it recommend to use Windows XP System Restore?

I usually only enable system restore on OS drive. But even so, I rarely use it. Usually when got infected, system restore can't help resolving the issue. Besides got infected, I can't think of any ...
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Connecting to a computer using Remote Desktop does not work first time

I'm having a weird sort of problem with Remote desktop and that too, only on one machine. If I boot up this machine, and then try to Remote desktop into it, it does not work.( I get the following ...
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Where do I find XP drivers for my 3 year old laptop?

Got a Compaq C712nr on Black Friday a few years back and ripped Vista off and installed XP. Now 3 years later, my hard drive takes a dive. So I reinstall XP, but the drivers are nowhere to be found. ...
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Driver for writing to UDF partitions from Windows XP?

I'm considering using an UDF partition to share data between Windows XP, 7, and Linux. It's more efficient than FAT32, and avoids the 4GB max file size limit. I've found it will also work with Mac OS ...
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Printer stops printing at page 138, every time.

I'm printing invoices from quickbooks premier 2009 and I have around 300 to print. But the job always fails at 138. It doesn't give any error messages, the print dialog box just disappears. and ...
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Windows XP doesn't like small subnets?

This totally sounds like a bug to me, because my subnet mask and IP address should be valid by all accounts. My ISP has assigned me a fixed IP address of 65.110.7.20, with a subnet mask of ...
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Computer Locked after period of time

I have a Windows XP machine that locks itself after an unknown amount of time. I have disabled the screen saver completely, and unchecked "lock computer when coming out of standby". I've even overrode ...
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finding audio driver

I have a soundcard in my new PC at work that does not have the right driver installed, and I'm not sure what the manufacturer is. (it's a generic PC running Windows XP) Is there a way to figure out ...
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How to find Bluetooth stack name in windows xp sp2?

I have an acer laptop and I installed Windows xp sp2. I want to find Bluetooth stack name in my laptop (ie) WIDCOMM/Microsoft Bluetooth stack.
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How do I log which process is deleting a file on Windows XP?

A file is being deleted seemingly randomly throughout the day. The vendor of the software whose file is being deleted says that another piece of software installed on the computer is deleting it, ...
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Windows XP takes over 5 minutes “saving settings” on logout or shutdown

SOLVED: Uphclean fixed the problem Basically the comp in question is taking ages to log out - but only from the main account. I tried creating another account on the system and it only took seconds ...
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Explorer is missing half tray icons in XP

lately and with no explanation half of the tray icons disappear every time I start up XP SP3. I use Process Explorer (procexp.exe) to look for the missing processes and they still there. When i kill ...