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windows Xp loading screen after some time stuck the screen

Computer turn on and also comes screen. after 2-3 minutes, not work stuck the PC and not work keyboard and mouse what is the problem? and how do solve?
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where in the registry does Windows store, with which program to open certain file types?

After installing Adobe PDF reader: *.PDF will be opened by the same. *.html with web browser. *.txt with notepad. If we want to make notepad++ a default editor of text files. I guess it simply changes ...
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Does changing Windows XP theme to classic enhance performance?

A lot of my colleagues and friends who are still using Windows XP use the Windows Classic theme (i.e. the Win98-like theme, unlike the XP theme). Some of them just like it, but some others say that ...
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How can I get the Windows XP Explorer in Windows 7?

I like the folder-tree behavior of Windows XP, that is, clicking on any folder on the left pane will automatically expand the folder-tree. Unfortunately this is not how Explorer works in Windows 7. ...
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Cubase causing USB ports to freeze

When opening projects in Cubase, my computer often 'freezes'. Symptoms: USB-powered devices become unusable. Audio Interface (USB) receives power but can not play any audio. External Hard Drive ...
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Windows XP stuck on loading screen

Since yesterday my Windows XP install is stuck on the loading screen (XP logo and "progress bar" constantly moving). I waited more than one hour but nothing more happened. Before this problem occured ...
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How do I find which touchpad driver I need for my Acer Aspire 5720?

I had to reinstall Windows XP on my Acer Aspire 5720 and now I'm reinstalling all the drivers. There are two touchpad drivers -- Alps and Synaptics. I ran the program Acer provides to detect your ...
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Remote Desktop closes with Fatal Error (Error Code: 5)

We have one PC (Windows XP SP3) that we can not log onto using a Remote Desktop session. Logging on to the PC directly (sitting in front of it using the connected keyboard and monitor) work fine. ...
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How to get RUFUSLDR to load from Grub2 on USB

Well last week i came across a few issues with my old Acer One notebook and so i would like to install Windows XP on it. Current Tools and Software at my disposal are: 64Gb PNY USB Flash Drive Kali ...
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Widescreen resolution on old VIA UniChrome IGP?

I hooked an old Compaq Presario running Windows XP to an Acer 20" monitor capable of 1680x1050 resolution, because I need Windows to get into work from home and I want the screen real estate. But ...
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Architectural Differences between XP and Windows 7 [on hold]

This is not a comparison between the features and on-the-surface impressions of the user interface or how fast the boot-up time is. What is missing on the web, which we need is tabling the ...
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How to change the theme of Windows 8 to the classic theme?

I would like to change the theme of my Windows 8 install to the Windows Classic theme: .
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How to get Toshiba A105-S4344 to boot to USB?

I am fixing up an old computer and have everything ready and just need to install my OS of choice (Kubuntu) on it. Unfortunately when I insert the USB and turn it on it does not start from the USB. ...
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How to delete a folder containing trailing spaces

I have a bunch of folders on my hardrive that have trailing spaces in them (I have no idea how they got there). I need to rename and/or delete them, but Windows won't allow me to do this. Is there a ...
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Download speed and software/CPU relations?

I notice that downloads on my old, slow, XP machine, using the home Wi-Fi, are slower than downloads from the same connection on my Tegra K1 ARM tablet, which is definitely faster. Using any browser ...
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Windows Explorer as an FTP client keeps resetting during file transfers

I am running Windows XP SP 3 and I'm using FTP via the Windows Explorer app and connecting a local URL provided by an app on my Android device which is using SwiFTP Server 1.24. When I launch the ...
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Stuck in safe mode with networking - can't access anything as an admin

I was working on a computer running Windows XP SP3 remotely last night and I needed to boot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking and then access it again. I opened up msconfig and configured it ...
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Shared directory with different password

Currently whenever somebody try to access the shared directory, I have to provide my user account credentials. Is it popssible in Windows XP in some way that whenever somebody wants to access any ...
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Is it possible to make a selection in Microsoft Paint beyond the current screen resolution?

Is it possible to make a selection in Microsoft Paint larger than the current screen resolution? Working with full screen screenshots (including across multiple screens) is not easy in Microsoft ...
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No audio device detected on new sound card

I bought a new sound card because my built in sound card did not function. When I open YouTube, Media Player or anything that can create a sound my computer will hang up and sometimes when I start my ...
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how to set MTU value in windows xp

I wish to change the MTU value on my pc (XP) i tried some registry mathods- added some values in several places: (this one is a windows tutorial) ...
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Windows XP only boots when installation CD is in the drive

I have had a few problems with my PC lately. The most recent is that Windows XP will only completely boot if the XP installation CD is also in the drive. Without CD: PC boots until Windows XP ...
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Netbook not working properly

I am having a netbook of dell inspiron mini with specifications- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 System Model: Inspiron 1018 Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) ...
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Windows XP repair installation keeps restarting

I have a windows XP machine which was working absolutely fine until yesterday. Then suddenly it won't boot in normal mode. Tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode Command prompt, Last known good configuration ...
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Is there anyway to xcopy just changed or new files?

I am trying to deploy a website from my desktop to my webserver and so right now I am doing this: xcopy C:\source X:\destination /s My desktop is a Windows XP machine and I need to copy to a ...
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Computer will not boot from disc drive unless HDD is disconnected

I'm trying to fix a HP dc7600 desktop for a friend. It had Windows XP installed, but he had lost the password and didn't particularly need any of the installed data, so I was tasked with either ...
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FTP upload stalls at same point every time on FileZilla

On two different FTP accounts, I am having problems uploading files. I can login and see the contents of the dir, and start an upload. Using Filezilla the transfer seems to always stall at either 0.9% ...
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Windows XP 32 logo keeps loading [duplicate]

this question is not new. But I'm not able to understand what people have suggested. can someone take the patience of explaining it in simple words to solve it. Pls.
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How to stop route delete 0.0.0.0 mask 0.0.0.0 resetting on reboot?

I've used the command route delete 0.0.0.0 mask 0.0.0.0 which works super: the PC sits on the Local network and can access the other computers and is accessible by the other computers but cannot go on ...
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Windows won't install

I want to install Windows XP, but this shows up and I can not go further. I have one hard disk. It is split up in two partition. One is primary and is full of documents. The other is logical. I ...
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PHPUnit Windows command box nice colors

I have PHPunit installed on a Windows machine. But I don't get nice output on my command line. With the green colours. Someone on the PHPunit mailing list told me I need the ansi.sys driver. Can ...
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Thunderbird 3.0 error while trying to get mail: “The folder is being processed. Please wait until processing is complete to get messages.”

Just upgraded to TB3. On opening TB i get a message 'determining which messages to index'. After several minutes, the message disappears. If i then try to get mail, the message quoted in the title ...
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Installing .NET 4 on Win XP gives error “ordinal could not be located in the dynamic link library msi.dll”

I have tried to download .NET 4.0 on Windows XP, and it won't work. I need it for Sims Medieval and I have downloaded it 3 times. Each time I click it: the ordinal 254 could not be located in ...
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cygwin + mintty + vim backspace problem

I have installed vim, mintty via cywin on XP. The problem is when I try to hit backspace in VIM edit mode, the cursor move back a character instead of wiping the previous char. How can I tweak this ...
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Google drive error “Please select a folder on an ntfs drive that is not mounted over a network.” Windows XP sp3

I have downloaded google drive from the Internet and installed it on my windows XP service pack 3. Everything was fine until it asked me to select a folder for the Google drive folder. No matter what ...
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No sound from my Windows XP computer

I am not getting any sound from my computer (running Windows XP). I tried to turn up the volume from the start menu but it will not let me do anything. Why is this? I am unsure if I have any sound ...
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How do I make two different Google Chrome profiles?

I have a laptop which I use for (the major part) of my work and private life, and would like to set those two apart starting with Google Chrome. So far, my Google Chrome contains my work bookmarks, ...
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How do I reset the Windows XP Administrator password?

I have forgotten the Administrator password of my Windows XP installation and locked out. Is there a way to reset it? I do have physical access to the PC.
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How do I change the location of DivX cache files?

I recently installed to the latest version of DivX and suddenly found my C drive filling up with the cache files. I tracked it down to: C:\Files\My Videos\DivX Movies\Temporary Downloaded Files My ...
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VLC opening direct 3d output windows

As you can in this above image there are two windows of vlc player, I just want to get rid of the other vlc direct3d output window. VLC version is latest i.e. 2.0.1. If I change the video output ...
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Disable XP SP2+’s FQP Requirement?

I finally gave in and decided to update XP to SP3. One of the things that bothers me about SP2+ and which caused me to put it off for so long is that it requires fully-qualified paths for file-types ...
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How to change the scrollbar color in Windows XP?

I've had this problem a long time: I can't see the scrollbar position unless I directly focus on it with my eyes. So it takes a while to scan the location with my eyes if the scrollbar movable object ...
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DisplayPort to DVI not working on Quadro FX 580

I have a PNY NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 graphics card with 1x DVI and 2x DisplayPorts. The DVI port works fine with both my Viewsonic monitors but I cannot get either of the DPs to work using the supplied ...
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Changing language in Windows XP doesn't have an effect

My Windows XP language is set to English. I want Polish as default though. Here is what I did: In the Control Panel's language settings I added Polish and set it as a default. Everything looks okay, ...
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Why does my network adapter not appear in WinXP Device manager?

I'm sure My IBM thinkpad has a network adapter as I used it for many years. However, the last time I used it is approximately 8 years ago. I do not know if something touched it or did something to it ...
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Driver for wireless card WNC-0301 (Level One) for XP 64 bit

I looking for drivers for network wireless PCI card WNC-0301 of Level One for Windows XP 64 bit. The one I found on company's site is zipped with password. In short, do somebody know where to find ...
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Boot from CF card with windows xp embedded

Please HELP me. I have a PC that has a cf card as it's HDD. the cf card is industrial grade, type 1 with 2GB capacity and it has 1 partition and connected to cf- IDE adapter. last week i had a ...
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Windows XP runs New Hardware Wizard for usb keyboard and mouse, can't find drivers

I have a PC that up until a couple days ago was working fine. I moved it from one site to another and now when I plug in the USB mouse or keyboard (the same ones that were working previously) XP ...
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Could a bad energy grid system cause a BSOD back in the year 2000? [closed]

I believe nobody here would say a PSU can't cause a BSoD, but how about just a bad energy supply from the grid? I remember back in 2000 I've fixed a constant, almost daily, BSoD issue I've had with ...
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PC Blue Screens and then instantly reboots. How do I stop this or find the error later?

I've started getting random blue screens from my (admittedly aged PC). Unfortunately it reboots straight away so I don't get chance to read the error. It's been happening when browsing Stack Overflow ...