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Windows does not boot - black screen with blinking cursor

In /dev/sda1 I restored Windows image with clonezilla (previously working with this hardware). From this time, I can not boot to Windows, black screen with blinking cursor is appeared. Then I ...
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Which Do I Install First After The OS — Anti Virus Or Application Software? [closed]

After the installation of the operating system (Windows XP), what advice do you give? Should I install the anti virus first before installing the application software (e.g. MS Office, Adobe, etc.) or ...
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Ping results “echo'd” out to a text file on Windows XP machine has unusual character rather than the expected outcome

I have a Windows XP machine on which I would like to ping another machine and send the output to a text file for review at a later date. This is quite a standard question with several answers on this ...
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Korean characters not appearing in Korean Windows XP computer

I am using a Korean software (with a partial English interface) in a Korean Version of Windows XP SP 3 However, in parts of the software, even when I change the interface to Korean, Korean letters ...
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How to read XP backup on Windows 7?

I have all my XP data backed up using the Windows Backup/Restore feature in Windows XP. How can I read XP backup on Windows 7?
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XP machine fails to boot

I have an XP machine that is still used by family and it is not booting anymore. It stops at a black screen with a blinking underline. When I booted to a xp disk and got to the repair console, I did a ...
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Retrieving Windows XP product key from registry using Parted Magic

I've a laptop which has a Windows Vista licence sticker on it, but it was downgraded to Windows XP due to reasons. However, the HDD is broken (read errors and bad sectors everywhere) and it will not ...
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Why don't the keyboard shortcuts (e.g. hotkeys like Ctrl-C) work in a SharePoint rich-text field?

I use SharePoint 2010 via Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP. I have a standard input mask for a task consisting of text fields, rich-text fields et al. In text fields, I can use keyboard shortcuts ...
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Unable to execute command or shell on remote system: Failed to Execute process

On my Ubuntu virtual machine, I run: ssh windowsxp@10.0.0.2 'dir' When I tape the password, I get this error: Unable to execute command or shell on remote system: Failed to Execute process. Why ...
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Kodak Printer printing blank pages on XP

I have a Kodak esp 3.2 printer that prints test pages fine but will not print anything else. I have tried running the maintenance and even reinstalling the printer. Nothing has helped. Any ...
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svchost.exe - Application Error on startup

I'm using Windows XP. During startup I get the following error: svchost.exe - Application Error The instruction at "0x7c901010" referenced memory at "0x00000b14". The memory could not be ...
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USMT is it just a backup tool basicaly?

Is my understanding correct about this? USMT copies user data, settings, ect... off to a network drive and then you install the operating system, then you use USMT again to copy the files, settings, ...
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Is 1GB RAM so little?

I recently upgraded my old computer from Windows XP to Windows 7, and my computer became unbelievably slow. This is the hardware: Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz 1GB RAM Radeon X800 GTO By unbelievably ...
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Is it possible to get the last ever state of Windows XP from somewhere?

Now that Windows XP is technically "gone", many people still use it. Sometimes it's a necessity, and sometimes out of curiosity, people still use Windows XP. I have Windows XP in a VM and I was ...
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Going from Windows XP to Windows 8.1

I have been watching videos on how it is done by Microsoft but they all talk about and use MDT/WDS/SCCM. Is there a way to transfer everything over without using those enterprise options? Or am I ...
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I have a Samsung NE 2U01 and system light stays red how do I look at router settings?

I have a new NE and cannot get red system light to stop blinking red. How do I check settings on router and what show they be
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How to download all the text contents of Urdu WIKIPEDIA [duplicate]

I want to download only the urdu text from wikipedia i.e http://ur.wikipedia.org/wiki/ contents. I already tried Kiwix software but it's not fulfill my need. Can any one help us. Thank's in advance ...
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windows app fonts to small

I have an application that was written in for Windows 98 and it looks the same running under Win XP. I have now tried to run it under Win 8.1 and the fonts for the entry fields are to small. It looks ...
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windowsupdate troubles on windowsxp after april 2014, plus an explorer error message

I've spent the last couple of days trying to install windows xp from a cd onto my desktop. The installtion is successful, and I can activate windows, but cannot run windows update. The error I receive ...
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Winxp Workgroup wireless [duplicate]

I need to create closed network for few computers running Windows XP connected to wireless router. Can some one give me some pointers? I configured the routers wifi and security, set device ip to ...
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win xp wifi networking

I have 2 pcs with win xp and a wifi router ( without outgoing internet connection )...my job was to connect them over wifi to share some files. router was properly configured, both computers connected ...
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How to reset a Dell PC with Windows XP back to factory settings?

How do I restore my Windows XP Dell PC to factory settings? I have already tried F2 and F12. If you can help thanks.
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Password protect folder on USB flash drive

I would like to password-protect a folder on my USB flash drive, so when someone tries to open the folder, they are prompted to enter a password. I have a mac, but also need to use the flash drive ...
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Stuck part-way through installation of windows 7, upgrade product key, cannot cancel or finish installation

I'm trying to install Windows 7 (to get rid of Windows 8). I started the installation, cleared the minefield Microsoft has put in to stop me uninstalling 8, but forgot that my Windows 7 disk is an ...
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Process Monitor not showing stack for network events

I'm trying to trace down some network activity from a process, running under Windows XP. I see the network events in question, but when I go to look at the stack for that even (on the Stack tab), it ...
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Still receiving windows XP updates… Is this expected behavior?

According to the answer on another post, we should not have been receiving any more updates for Windows XP. But I am receiving updates: Is this indicative that my system is bugged or compromised ...
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I have a 512 Mb RAM Pentium 4 processor 80 GB hard disk [closed]

I got an old RAM of 512 Mb from my friend. What are the precautions to be taken while changing the RAM? What are the minimum checking's to be done? Can i change it directly?
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Lock screen in Windows XP asks for password even though user login without password

On my home computer (that has MS Windows XP) I have accidentally pressed some key combination (what it might be?) that locked the computer. The lock screen displays current user, and number of ...
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Best alternative to Filezilla Client [closed]

I'm using Window XP. So I m not able to use Filezilla. Can anyone suggest the best FTP Software replacement for Filezilla? Free software preferred. Thanks
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Automatically log in a user once after connecting to a domain

I am using a script to connect 140+ workstations to a domain. These workstations are primarily Windows 7 but there are a few XP stations thrown into the mix. They were previously part of a workgroup ...
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USB keyboard works in bios, but stops working when installing XP sp2. PS/2 not an option

All, I have an old (2007) computer (Dell Optiplex 745) on which the hard drive failed completely. I have a new hard drive, formatted to NTFS but otherwise blank. The USB keyboard works fine in ...
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Can't find my integrated camera anymore [closed]

I formatted my Lenovo Ideapad S10e and installed Windows XP and all the drivers that I need, but I can't find the integrated camera. I used to be able to find it in My Computer. In the beginning, I ...
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Display the contents of the clipboard next to the mouse cursor?

Is there any way to display the contents of the systems clipboard next to the mouse cursor? I would like to see the contents of the information in the clipboard as a picture or as text floating around ...
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Manually remove Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86)

I used PC Mover when I upgraded to Windows 7 x64 from Windows XP 32 bit and it "helpfully" collected Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86) without any warning that it wasn't ...
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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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NTLDR missing error how to fix it

I have a DELL Optiplex GX260 Series and I need to reinstall Windows XP on my desktop, my CD-ROM does not work so I am using a USB drive for installation. At first I could not access my bios settings, ...
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Which process killed my process

One of my applications starts java.exe, but in between this 'java.exe' is killed by some other process. How can I know which process kills the java.exe. I am using Windows XP SP 2.
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How to create iso/image/installation from Windows XP-installation for use VMware

I'm using VMware and want to create a virtual machine with Windows XP. For this I want to use the Windows XP-installation of another computer, I don't have the cd, so I want to create a iso/image ...
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Installing windows 7 through usb keeps looping

Okay so, I am trying to install windows 7 (after I accadently stopped it the first time when I downloaded it on the laptop with xp itsself causing windows xp to be missing components) using a usb to ...
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How to remove the notification “1000 Unread Messages” beside login logo in Windows XP? [duplicate]

My sister computer have three logins: 1.) Administrator 2.) Limited Account 3.) Guest Everytime the pc is open, the Admin login have notification beside it saying: 1000 Unread Messages. How to remove ...
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Windows HAL dll cannot be used anymore

I ve got this weird problem. For a long time I was running xp sp3 with /hal=halmacpi.dll switch in boot options. Everything fine. I just booted to the "old" normal mode, without the switch. (I used ...
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Run as administrator under normal account windows xp [duplicate]

We have the students logging in under their own accounts. however, they are not set up as administrators. However, this one application requires admin to run. Is there a way to run only this ...
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Limit the available RAM that a program/app sees in Windows

Plain and simple question, just answer if you know. Is there any command (shortcut command) or app/utility that makes an app/program "see" a specified amount of RAM? Of course modifying the boot ini ...
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WIndows XP vs Windows 8 VPN speed

When connecting to a VPN using Windows XP I'm noticing my speedtest.net download rate tops out at 3-4Mbps while using Windows 8.1 I'm noticing speeds that are in excess of 15Mbps. I've even achieved ...
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Import .reg files from old HDD to the new one

Is there some way to import registry (acces through "regedit") to new HDD from the old one? i don't want to instal all the applications again, i've just move files from older "Program Files" to the ...
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How to install xp pro? [closed]

I need to load XP Pro mostly to run my legacy software [DOS] How much space would I need on hard drive? - How do I go about loading as little as possible to run my dos programs? Also is it possible to ...
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Access database shows as read-only on one workstation (unless logging in with domain admin privileges)

We have an Access database stored on a central server on our LAN, accessed by 20 domain-joined PCs (15x Windows 7, 5x XP). For some reason, one of our XP workstations only allows users to access the ...
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my home dir is emptied by windows?

My notebook (xp) has recently broke down, and I moved its HDD to my desktop (xp) as a slave drive, to access my data. To work with more or less the same environment as before, I set the home dir of ...
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Why my USB drive is treated as Internal Hard drive?

I have 8GB Sandisk Cruzer USB drive, just purchased few week ago. I use two system viz Window XP and Windows 7 Professional. When I connect my drive to win 7 its working properly as external usb ...
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Extremely Slow Booting Windows XP Professional SP3

The OS used in my PC is Windows XP Professional SP3, duly updated. Suddenly (starting some days back) the booting process has become extremely slow. It takes 5 to 7 minutes for the PC to become ...