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Non-existing removable disks

win xp sp3 I have four non-existing removable disks Removable Disk (D:) Removable Disk (E:) Removable Disk (F:) Removable Disk (G:) I tried everything to remove them. Even formatting entire ...
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Local Area Connection is limited or no connectivity

win xp sp3 Bottom right I have a message that Local Area Connection is limited or no connectivity. There is no yellow marks in device manager When I reconnect modem cable to another comp ...
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Error in using FileZilla

I have windows-xp as o/s with version sp2 in my laptop. In this, I have installed filezilla in it. But after some time my laptop will automatically restarts and showing RAM error in it (Blue Screen ...
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Where to find corresponding drivers? [duplicate]

I've re-installed win xp sp3 and now have a lot of problems finding the corresponding drivers. There are many yellow quest marks in device manager. There is no sound, graphic driver is missing, the ...
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Regaining access to Windows XP session

Shortly after trying to run a for /f command against a rather large group of directories/sub-directories, on a XP session that had been running for upwards of a month, my RDP session became slow to ...
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Win XP connection shared over non-192.168.0.1 LAN

I have a ZTE MF823 3G modem connected to Windows XP Professional. It is seen by the system as local area connection with IP 192.168.0.1 and netmask 255.255.255.0. I'd like to share this connection to ...
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Removing win xp after installing win 8 [duplicate]

I've win xp and win 8 installed at the same time (dual-boot) and now I'm thinking about removing windows xp and just keep windows 8 for the usage, The problem is that I'm unsure how to proceed on ...
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Old hard disk does not load OS

I have this old computer but upgraded the motherboard and the processor just recently. Everything was already used except for the motherboard, processor and RAM. The rest, was already used, the hard ...
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Font unusable in Lotus Notes

I use Lotus Notes 8.5 on Win7, and my colleagues use Lotus Notes 4.6 on XP. They use a font FangSong_GB2312 which comes with XP but not with Win7. To fix compatibility issues, I installed Lotus Notes ...
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Antimalware Service Executable

I have or had Windows XP. Now receiving a pop-up window at the beginning of start-up. What is Antimalware Service Executable? should I click on the "Send Error Report" box below in this window? Is it ...
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Stuck at GRUB prompt after booting, how can I restore normal booting?

My machine was dual-booting with Windows XP and Fedora, then I tried to install Arch. While installation power went off. After that, booting always results in the GRUB prompt. Even when I instruct my ...
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cannot start remote desktop on Windows XP

I spent a couple of hours on this already but was unable to fix the problem. When starting up the Windows Remote Desktop application I get the following error: "The system cannot find the file ...
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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior

I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. This question points to descriptions of how to use that functionality in a program under ...
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So a user hid a folder and now he can't find it? [duplicate]

I have a user who hid a folder in XP, after they did this the folder no longer showed up in the directory. They thought this was a great feature and persisted to do this to a few personal folders and ...
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XP in peer to peer network works ok by windows 7 is unable to connect

My XPs are able to share folders with one another. recently I made a windows 7 machine and added it to the group It was able to see and read all the other except one xp machine. The Message given is ...
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Cannot create a specific file name in windows

I have win xp sp3 and cannot create the file named con.php Anywhere on disk i got a message that the file already exists. Searching in win explorer I found no one such a file name on the whole ...
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Why are there hundreds of temp files on my computer as soon as I use the internet?

I just did a rough count of temp files on my computer using Internet Options/Browsing History/View files and found there are over 200 files in the directory as soon as I connect to the internet. Where ...
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Lock/Fix Windows XP Screen Resolution

I am looking for a method to lock the screen resolution of a Windows XP machine. The resolution would be device independent meaning the system should ignore any EDID information that will be passed by ...
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VirtualBox network print from XP guest in Win 8.1 host, using bridged network second physical NIC

I need some help to solve the network printing from guest XP. Windows 8.1 Pro host OS; VirtualBox 4.3.10 (latest, 14-apr-2014); Windows XP SP3 guest OS; Two physical NICs One used by host in first ...
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Fix BSOD on Win XP VMWARE Image?

I have a new install of Windows XP in my VMWARE. However, it only runs for a few minutes and then I get BSOD with the following message. STOP: c000021a [Fatal System Error} The Windows SubSystem ...
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Fix blue screen of death on VMware Workstation

I just recently setup a vmware workstation for Windows XP, however it seems about twice per day I get the blue screen of death. Unfortunately I was not able to write down the error displayed in the ...
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windows xp - Disable internet access but leave LAN working solution - also blocks inbound?

I found Stefan Seidel's Answer for: Disable internet access but leave LAN working at: Disable internet access but leave LAN working I found that the command line entry to disable internet access was ...
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Adjusting screen resolution without having video card drivers

My father has an old Windows XP computer. He asked me to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 8 since windows XP ended releasing updates. I installed Windows 8, and most of hardware got installed without ...
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C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6E3D25DD-2E98-4D88-BAA4-DA84E0DB2D6D}\RP126

After running disk space analyser , I found a large folder on C labeled :C:\System Volume Information_restore{6E3D25DD-2E98-4D88-BAA4-DA84E0DB2D6D}\RP126 . and it occupy a big space on the partition . ...
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windows XP. Laptop sees router, however cannot connect to the internet

This laptop had been working fine up till a couple of days ago. Now, it wont actually connect to the internet although the wireless network connection shows it to be connected with a strong signal. I ...
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Is Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP still supported?

Can anyone confirm if Internet Explorer 8 will continue to receive updates on Windows XP? I know that XP is now EOL but does that mean that IE8 on XP will no longer receive security updates either? ...
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Documents spool but don't print over network from Mac to Windows

I recently got a new MacBook Air with Mavericks 10.9.2. The printer I'm trying to print to is an HP LaserJet P1005 connected to a Windows XP laptop. When installing the printer, I used the 'Generic ...
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Network folders in Windows XP Sync toy not visible

I have a ubuntu 12.04 samba file server which is recognized automatically under Win 7 + 8 in the Windows Explorer Network, also Synctoy shows the samba folders. But in XP the folders are not shown, I ...
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how to restore xp after installing windows 8

I have installed Windows 8 on a PC running windows xp. I was trying to get a dual boot and used advanced options in the setup, but ended up with xp on a drive and win 8 in another. Now, the PC starts ...
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Make an existing VM immutable

With XP security support coming to an end, but needing to use some software that will only run under XP (and some other software that just needs windows) I'd like to make my XP VM a bit more secure. ...
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Mouse not working in Windows XP

My friend has a system with Pentium 4 processor and Windows XP. Please help me figure out why the mouse is not working. The mouse cursor is showing even if the mouse is removed from the system. It is ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 reinstall (Windows XP)

I have windows XP professional and microsoft office professional. I just had to replace my hard drive, and I am now in the process of reinstalling all my software. I'm having trouble reinstalling ...
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Issue with harddisk, now showing “Disk Error”

My mom's office PC was having some issue recently. That it was not showing any out. When checked, found that the motherboard is defected. Probably because of the frequent power failures or overvoltage ...
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Is it too late to get the last updates for XP? [duplicate]

Obviously there won't be any more updates for XP, since they stopped supporting it as of today. However I still have a couple of XP machines around that I don't use much, and they haven't gotten the ...
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What are the potential security issues when I keep using Windows XP? [closed]

Microsoft stopped updating Windows XP and the media warns us of security leaks. I actually just read that continuing to use Windows XP is "extremely" dangerous. Why exactly is this such a danger? I ...
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How to automatically turn off the monitor regardless of inactivity? (Windows XP) [duplicate]

I'm aware of the power options in windows. But I don't want it to switch off after I've been idle for some time. What I want it do is to switch off on its own at regular intervals (say, 20 mins), ...
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Are air gapped PCs sufficiently secure running XP?

I have several XP SP2 machines on a LAN and several XP SP3 machines standalone. All are air gapped from the internet and receive no patches or AV updates. File transfers are by burning CDs containing ...
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Can't connect from winXP in Virtual Box to ftp on my linux host

I've try to connect to my host system (which is Xubuntu) that run ftp server, ftp://10.0.2.2/ I use default ftp built in WindowsXP: error (I only have Polish version): Wystąpił błąd podczas ...
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Windows XP Service Pack 3 installation on a PC with no Internet connection

I need to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 on a machine that currently has Windows Xp Service Pack 2. What is the right way to do it? Someone suggested downloading the executable from here and ...
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How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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Disable the Security Essentials End-of-Life Warning on Windows XP

Is it possible to disable the "Support for this operating system is ending" warning that the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials displays on Windows XP? Based on a quick couple of ...
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How do I install Windows XP on a computer without cd drive? [duplicate]

I need to install Windows XP on a computer without a CD drive I have the following in mind Please suggest on whether it is feasible or not, or if it cannot work for some reason, what else I can try ...
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HP Designjet 5000ps timeout error

Here is my previous question, which was resolved. HP Designjet 5000ps not "recieving" Print Currently my issue is that after the file is uploaded, the printer goes into a faze where it ...
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Making Win XP as future-proof as possible [closed]

So Win XP is finally going off life support. Unfortunately, the Print Shop I work for has equipment that requires XP (i.e. no drivers are supported in the newer OSes) We have upgraded most of our ...
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Mirroring (cloning?) local and network partitions to an external HDD

This being a new area to me, I'm not even sure on the terminology. Cloning, I believe is the correct term for what I'm trying to do. I have a machine which has several local and several network ...
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Windows XP - shutdown without administrator privileges and without group policies for shutdown.exe

I am facing a problem at my workplace: I have a Windows XP comupter with no administrator rights granted. I would like to be able to shutdown my local machine from the command line. I already tried ...
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windows XP - View history of commands in cmd.exe

Is it possible to view the history of commands entered in cmd.exe? And by previous, I mean the commands I entered from yesterday for example. I created a .bat file. I execute it in cmd.exe along with ...
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What is the maximum number of partitions I can create in WindowsXp? [duplicate]

I know that I can create up to 24 partitions (C to Z), can we create more? and how? Thanks.
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Best practice on how to update & reboot a live server [closed]

We have a business critical server that has not been re-booted in over 2 years. It is running Windows Server 2003, with SQL Server 2005 (SP3), Visual Studio 2005 and 2008R2, and has numerous versions ...
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deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...