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Getting around stop error/missing driver for XP boot off BootDisk

I have a workstation attached to a very expensive machine (cost>$150k) where the manufacturer of said machine stopped offering support. The machine itself seems fine but I have been unable to boot ...
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Windows explorer fast to open across network, but slow on the host machine

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere - I can find plenty of "fast local, slow across network" references, but none regarding the opposite. I have a machine running Windows XP SP3 ("Remote") and ...
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Pylint on Windows XP and Cygwin

Having recently upgraded my Python installation from 2.4 to 2.7 (ActiveState), I can no longer get pylint to work in either Cygwin: $ pylint C:\Python27\Python.exe: can't open file '/cygdrive/c/...
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How do I open properties box for individual services from command line or link?

services.msc lists services. Can I open the properties box for them individually, without starting services.msc? I would like a GUI control for windows search, but do not wish to keep the servcis....
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Add language to Windows XP automatically

I want to automate a process due to the number of computers I have. The problem is that I need to add languages to a large number of XP systems so I can type using French or Arabic keyboards without ...
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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From Hard Drive

I have a Gateway laptop model MX 35604. It was extremely slow and full of spyware so I decided to re-format the hard drive with the original CD. I did a complete format and everything seemed to work ...
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Unity Web Player Fatal Resolution Error

I am trying to play an online game, namely BeGone on Windows XP in VirtualBox. After the game loads I get a fatal error notification that says, Couldn't switch to requested monitor resolution. BeGone ...
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How to make Outlook Express display non-ASCII characters correctly in message list?

Does anyone know how to make non-ASCII characters display correctly in the list of messages in Outlook Express? They are rendered correctly in the subject and message body, but not in the main window. ...
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How to Lock Hard Disk drive and USB Slots?

Is it possible to lock the Hard Disk and USB slots in Windows XP without any software? Thanks
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I have a separate boot and system partition, now I can't boot into the system partition

I have Windows 7 on my disk C. Then dual booted it with Linux Mint. I removed linux mint and accidentally forgot to remove grub (which was installed by Linux Mint) so grub went into rescue mode. What ...
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How to use an USB pen drive to install Windows XP when WinToFlash doesn't work

I'm trying to put Windows XP SP2 on my pendrive because I need to format an UMPC via USB port. I'm trying using USB_multiboot_10, but it fails when I press "P" to format the usb drive (a Kingston ...
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Can I print a Model diagram at 200% zoom without cutting off in vs 2010?

In visual studio 2010, I would like to print a Model diagram (A .edmx file), at 200% zoom. So I switch to landscape view and up the scale. Printing goes as planned, except that whatever the zoom made ...
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Can see open network in XP , but not connect. Only happened since arriving in Australia(!?) with multiple devices

I've had a netbook for a couple of years, while travelling, and it's fantastic. Little XP Asus netbook. Never had problems. However since arriving in Australia (Melbourne) I've run into a couple of ...
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Windows Network Bridge Connections Greyed Out

I can bridge the connection under administrator account. I have disabled the prohibit installation and configuration of Network Bridge on your DNS domain network Group Policy setting. The option to ...
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What does the XP utility CProfile do?

I expanded i386 off an XP Pro SP3 CD, and I'm looking into all the .exe's in the folder because I'm curious. (I'm a PC technician, and good new utilities are hard to come by.) When I saw a CProfile....
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Debian boot not recognizing Windows

I have a Dell Optiplex that has a small first partition that has Dell tools on it. My Windows XP is on the second partition. I installed Debian squeeze 6.07, and now I am not able to see Windows on ...
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How to easily make a screenshot like these (partial enlargement)?

I need to make some screenshots like the images in the following questions & wikipedia pages. Bad font anti-aliasing in Ubuntu Who provides the Internet service to Internet Service Providers (...
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How can I hide the //tsclient/<drive> connection in Windows XP Mode

When XP Mode is started, it automatically creates \tsclient connections to the drives on the Windows 7 computer that is starting it. So for example c: becomes \tsclient\c etc etc. Although I want ...
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Redirect computer network name to other computer

A computer on my network has changed name and every time my applications try to reference the computer it halts while searching for it. Is it possible to do a "redirect" as you do with ip-adresses in ...
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Favorites features are unresponsive

My Favorites buttons in IE8 has become unresponsive. Nothing hapens if I click Add to favorites, Organize favorites, Add to Favorites field (I don't have the english version of IE so the names might ...
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How to alter mib-2.system.sysObjectID and related OIDs on default SNMP Agent?

When using default Windows SNMP Service (WinXP, Win7) I am able to edit mib-2.system.sysContact (1.3.6.1.2.1.1.4) and mib-2.system.sysLocation (1.3.6.1.2.1.1.6) directly on the Agent tab of the SNMP ...
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My USB flash drive cannot be read, the OS asks me if I'm to format it now

I'm using a Sandisk 4 GB flash drive on a Windows XP machine and just found it cannot be read anymore. The OS keeps telling me the disk cannot be read and if I'm to reformat it now. I have ...
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Internet Slow Down in VPN

We've 10mb/sec line and we’re getting the speed of 900KB/Sec normally but in VPN we’re getting 15 to 18 KB/Sec. In VPN we’re using the client proxy server for internet. Also when we copy some data of ...
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No Ruby icon on '.rb' files after Ruby installation with RailsInstaller on Win XP. How to associate?

At first time I installed Ruby using RubyInstaller for Windows. And in the process of installation there was a checkbox whether I want to have .rb files to be Ruby files. If I agree all the .rb files ...
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Why does the printer keep disappearing?

My neighbour has an Epson SX130. All has been fine for a long time, until recently when the printer has regularly started to disappear from his XP machine and is not visible in the printers control ...
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Stop the quick start bar from emptying in XP

At work, I am kind-of forced to use Windows XP. I am not a Windows user normally, so this might be an odd question, but here goes. I have a couple of icons in what I think is called the 'Quick Launch ...
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Cannot browse or open http sites using Firefox

I have installed Firefox 18.1 in Windows XP SP3 and after installation I am not able to browse any http sites, I can only browse https sites. I do not have any addons or plugins installed. What ...
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Can a Windows XP Pro client require two different logins by two different Users

I have a standalone Windows XP Pro machine NOT connected to any network. I need to see if the native XP Pro OS has the capabilities to force 2 users to login before they can access the desktop or any ...
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I'm not happy with the dual boot menu on Windows 8 - how can I improve or replace it?

I have Windows 8 and windows XP on two separate partitions. I don't like Windows 8 default boot menu because: It doesn't load right after turning on the computer, but after Windows 8 is already ...
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Problems between Powerpoint 2010 on Windows 7 and 2003 on Windows XP

We have an employee who creates ppt's on her home computer using PowerPoint 2010 on Windows 7. At work she has Powerpoint 2003 with the compatibility pack on XP. The ppt she creates at home will open ...
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Dell desktop won't power up

I have a Dell Dimension 9190 running Windows XP, 2GB RAM (4x 512MB) about 6 yrs old. Since a few years ago the sleep mode would cause some trouble by not waking up with mouse or keyboard. It required ...
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Why do I have two different screens for the same action in Windows XP SP3

I'm trying to change the way users log into Windows XP, but when I click on User Accounts in Control Panel, I get different screens on different machines, though they are both Windows XP Professional ...
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How to recognize which model of fax modem I have

I have an old fax modem that I should install it's driver on Windows xp. How can I find it's model for installing it's driver? When I removed it from PCI slot I only found GIGABYTE brand on the ...
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Track what is requesting a shutdown event

We have a workstation at work that is on a domain. Every night at the same time it is shutting down by itself. We have stepped through the normal list of items that might request a shutdown and have ...
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Blank CD burnt but no file in it?

I made a Bootable XP ISO to make some XP CD. When I write them to blank CD, it writes successfully (ie, no error reported) but after writting there was no file on the CD. I tried 7 CDs and all failed....
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Linking my Humax Foxsat HDR to my wifi (XP) laptop via ethernet

I want to be able to remote record to my Humax Foxsat HDR and believe that I can do so via a website so if I can get an internet connection to it. Sadly, the SFR box (I'm in France) and the PC are ...
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Splitting sound inputs between left and right channels in windows 7

is there any way of assigning specific line-in feeds to one side of a speaker system, using freeware/opensource software? I have, 3 computers, A and B have output from their headphone sockets to each ...
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How to add registry entries using nLite?

I'm new to nLite. I don't know how to add registry commands using nLite. I can convert .reg to .inf using Reg2Inf but I don't know how to add this .inf file using nLite. How can I do that?
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Win XP fax program

I finally got to use this pesty program and got to send my first fax...but confused on how it all plays out. First, I only sent 1 page + cover and all I get in the Fax monitor showing that it sent ...
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Flash freezes when I pop up the Window Menu (Windows XP)

We have various applications using flash, although we have encountered some problems when an user freezes flash , our application enters in a corrupted state because it did not received some packets ...
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Disable XP disk check using FAT32

Right now I'm using Windows XP and Macintosh on my MacBook Pro via Bootcamp. Sometimes my XP would crash and when I restarted it it would have to go through disk check, although it says I can skip it ...
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Recovering data after errant copy command?

I meant to do this: cp -rp -i /cygdrive/c/folder /cygdrive/e/anotherfolder/ But I accidentally hit enter after this: cp -p -i /cygdrive/c/folder /cygdrive/e/anotherfolder/ And now the contents ...
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DVI monitor detected only on computer startup

I've recently connected a new monitor, LG M2252D-PZ, to a rather outdated computer with Windows XP and Radeon 9600. XP has SP3 installed, video drivers are the latest version back from the times the ...
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Error 53 network path not found Windows XP

I want to access a shared folder on a network. I was able to share data through this folder two days ago. Now, when I double click the folder on workstation, I have error message network path not ...
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DV-AVI in DivX Plus Player and VirtualDub - playback issue

I have an AVI-video which I had (digitally) transferred from a DV camera to my PC. The video contains errors at the beginning most likely because the DV tape was pretty old. When playing this video ...
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Why do Pop3Client download multiple same email from POP3 Server at current times?

I could face to the problem that Pop3Clients download multiple same mail from Pop3Server at certain times .I could not find out the reason of it.Please anyone suggest me some information then i will ...
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XP SP3 issue with wireless connection

I have a fresh install of XP SP3 on my sister's laptop and the wireless connection is not working correctly. Her router is using WPA2-PSK (AES) encryption on a mixed bgn connection. The laptop ...
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Word 97 Printer Properties crashes

We are still using Word 97 on Windows XP and we just got a new Canon 8085 printer. The problem we have is that when we select the printer in Word 97 and click the Properties button, we get a fatal ...
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Remote Connection Graphics Limits

I have two computers. One has Windows 7 and the other Windows XP. I'm using the Windows XP computer to connect to the Windows 7 computer through Remote Desktop Connection. The problem is I can't ...
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Windows explorer seemingly not running on startup with Windows XP

For some strange reason, the start menu, taskbar and desktop icons are not running on my computer. I can still run task manager, and the locking screen and screensaver still work. According to the ...