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Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...
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VirtualBox Windows XP has no local network

I’m trying to set up a Windows XP VirtualBox (with Oracle’s VirtualBox) yet it seems I don’t have drivers. In the guest Windows XP, the network section is empty, typing ipconfig in command prompt does ...
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How do I loop a portion of a track in Windows Media Player

I'm using Windows XP SP3 and Media Player 11 and want to know how to loop a portion of a track in Windows Media Player.
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Windows 7 doesn't see my 2TB partition created in Windows XP

I connected a new HDD to my PC, to be used as media storage. Device: WD Green 3TB Drive (WD30EZRX). OS: Windows XP x32. I used "Acronis True Image WD Edition". It created 2TB partition with MBR, ...
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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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I need to get XP back on my dell computer [on hold]

I have a dell XP. I upgraded to Windows 10. I am having so much trouble with it, I would like my XP back until I can afford a new computer.
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How to connect Windows 7 64-bit to shared HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP?

I've got HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP. I successfully connected to the printer on Windows 7 x86. I tried the same with Windows 7 x64 but failed. I did steps from HP forums and ...
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Cloning onto Western Digital Caviar Green

I am considering purchasing a pair of 2 TB WD Caviar Green disks to build a RAID-1 (using the integrated controller on my ASUS P6X58D-E). Currently, my system (Windows 7) is installed on a terminally ...
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Security Reasons to upgrade from Windows XP Needed [duplicate]

Is there a white paper, or any long winded sob story already written why we desperately need to stop using Windows XP and upgrade to... well, anything other than XP really, 7/8/10. ? I've searched, ...
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Avast! crashing my Windows XP?

I have got this problem at the past week: All of sudden my Firefox window freezes, I can see some website elements not loading (images etc), and then when I close Firefox (after minute of struggling), ...
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Windows XP: Zero size files and folders but explorer still sees the files

I used a series of GNU find.exe commands to move media files to the current folder. Explorer show that the folders and files still exist in their original location but properties show zero size and ...
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Can I delete the folder “C:\WINDOWS\Installer\$PatchCache$”?

This folder is taking up nearly a GB of my C partition. Is it possible to just delete it?
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Google Music Manager launches every time I start Windows

I just installed Google Music Manager on Windows XP Pro. Every time I turn on the PC, Music Manager is starting. How can I uninstall Music Manager and stop this behavior?
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How to defrag a folder to make sequential file access faster

I work with real-time video apps, and just defragged my (Win XP) system to try to improve the general performance. It did... but it appears to have destroyed the generally contiguous nature of certain ...
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Remotely connect to computer where I don't have admin access on

I have a Windows XP computer, PC1, where I have no admin access. I am only a non-admin user. I want to remotely control PC1 from PC2 (Windows Vista, I am admin here). I need to make PC1 a server and ...
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Unable to open any executable on Windows 8. It say file not found

In my office windows 8 OS i'm unable to open any exe files and also even Regedit.exe and any other windows exe. But all the files are there in c:\windows\Regedit.exe. What i did was i changed the ...
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How can I change ACLs recursively using cacls.exe?

I want to restrict the access for everything inside the work directory to me and the system only. I tried this with the following command: cacls.exe work /t /p 'PIXLA09\Maaartin:f' 'NT ...
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Unable to delete files (A bunch of inside a folder)

I am unable to delete, rename and even force delete (using /F in cmd.exe) a bunch of files. These were created during some updates etc and in a different drive than C root drive. Using Windows XP SP3. ...
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Windows is using an asian font for dialog boxes and taskbar text

So recently the fonts used in the system have been only Asian. As you can see in the picture, The address bar is using an asian font, and so is the taskbar. Is there a way to change this back to ...
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How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: grub ...
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mshtml.dll latest version for Internet Explorer 8, Windows XP Service Pack 3

Many applications in my system (Internet Explorer 8, Yahoo Messenger, Skype 10) are crashing and error details shows module name mshtml.dll. I checked the version of mshtml.dll in system32 folder. It ...
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cmd.exe at \\computername to run on remote machine

My original problem was the NirCmd remote \\PC_D ... (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) was failing. I tracked that down to it using at \\computername command which is not working on all ...
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PC Stuck at boot screen

PC Stuck at boot screen set up as image below. What could possibly go wrong?
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Legacy Mode Doesn't Work

I am currently trying to install Windows XP on my laptop (HP f305dx) but nothing seems to work. I am currently running Linx Mint on my laptop. Whenever I try to boot from the USB, it won't recognize ...
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Bypass wifi-activation-button in XP start-up on Amilo L1310g

Right then. I have a problem on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L1310g. This (old) machine is constructed with a ("feature") physical button that activates the wireless internet. When pressed XP starts ...
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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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Old Dell Dimension 8200 running windows XP

Hi everyone I am running Windows XP on an old Dell Dimension 8200 and I made a bootable version of Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a flash drive however when i'm in the bios there is no option to boot from usb. ...
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Doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP

My Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP. Does anyone know how to fix it? Any helpful answers would be greatly appreciated!
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No sound in any media player

No media player has any sound. If I try to play any video file there is only video, and no sound. This happens with Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic. I have K Lite Codec Pack version 8 ...
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How to enable vsync in 2D in Win XP and Win7?

I wonder how to enable vsync in WinXP and Win7 without compositing on. For example, make the windows to drag smoothly without tearing. I am not interested in Enabling vsync in 3D applications, ...
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Where to find proxy's credentials on a XP PC

Could anyone help me find out the proxy's username + password. I have an Windows XP PC, I know that Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox is using the proxy. I have tried to look for it in the ...
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In windows XP how to get back my profile?

I have a windows XP machine with split drives: C:\ - just OS D:\ - my data I ran out of disk space and when logging into my profile, it popped with some error stating that since it didn't have any ...
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Need a solution for a Software Raid on Intel DG965WH

I had setup a software RAID (Raid 0) on my Intel DG965RY motherboard. The motherboard had some issues and as it was in warranty i had it replaced. Now when I reconnected my hard drives to the replaced ...
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Disable Skype “Click-to-Call” add-in from IE only

On updating skype, "Click-to-Call" add-in is installed on windwos XP. I disable that add-in by following criteria on this link. But, when next time computer is started/re-started this add-in is ...
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How to stop one machine on LAN from accessing network shares?

I have one XP computer on a Windows network which I want to isolate from the network shares of other machines on the network. I do not want this machine to be able to access other network shares on ...
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How do I know what proxy server I'm using?

I need to know what the address for my proxy server is so I can configure another program to also use it. If I go into IE, Internet Properties, LAN Settings, then all I see is an automatic ...
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How to disable a McAfee service?

I am trying to disable a McAfee Real-Time Protection service, but if I go into Services/Properties, then try to set it to Manual or Disable - it says that unable to open service McShield for ...
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Find files with non-ASCII characters in filenames in Windows XP

Is there any easy way to find all files in a particular directory that have any non-ASCII (ie. Unicode) characters in the filename? I'm running Windows XP x64 SP2, NTFS filesystem.
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Path Environment Variable not working

Rephrased question I have an XP machine where I want to access an *.bat file from anywhere in my command prompt. As an example, let's say it's vcvarsall.bat from my Visual Studio 2010 directory. ...
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Can I delete this partition?

I have an HP Laptop that came with an OEM version of windows vista. I have set it up to dual boot with windows XP. Therefore there are 2 primary partitions. There is also one more primary partition ...
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How Do I Pass a USB Device to a Virtual XP PC When The Drivers Are Not Installed On the Host?

I have a Canon eos D30 digital camera that there are no Windows 7 drivers for, so i cannot connect it to my laptop. Canon are not even thinking about making any drivers and are never going to be. ...
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Why I can't open any downloaded setup.exe file on Windows XP?

Today my friend ask me how can he run any Windows application install file, because on Windows XP, just dosen't opened. I realy surprised, first time I thinked he just joked me, but it's true, when I ...
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Update from XP to 10 without internet

I have an old PC that is running Windows XP. Because of various reasons I want it to run something newer, but it isn't connected to the internet. I don't have any way to easily connect it via ethernet ...
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Open File - Security Warning dialog box

How do i disable this Open File - Security Warning dialog box? everything i find involves adding ip's to trusted sites etc. but this application is installed locally. I've already unblocked the exe ...
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Command to change audio play back

I have an application which is running on an old xp machine and I want to switch the default audio play back via command line. Like default speaker to headphone and viceversa. Is there any utility ...
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Windows 7 clients cannot access shares on server 2003

We just installed a suite of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit machines with a Server 2003 Domain Controller. For some reason the W7 machine cannot connect to the User shares on our DC. e.g. admin account: root ...
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Add or Remove Programs process name

Does anyone know what is the process name of 'Add or Remove Programs' applet? I'm using Windows XP + SP2. It hung up and I would like to kill it.
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Best way to pick a color from an Image

What is the best possible way to pick a color from the image ? What I need is that, when I move the cursor to any particular point in the image, Hex code of the color at the cursor should be ...
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Does Windows slow down at all in time? [closed]

Many people say that "Windows computers slow down in time even if you do nothing wrong". I know this is generally contributed to the user downloading maleware, or other similar problems. What I am ...
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How to force Windows XP to reconnect/rescan/remap a network computer

Here is the situation: PC1 has Win XP PC2 has Win Vista Both PCs are connected in a private network (router with fixed IP DHCP) and share some folders with each other. Everything works fine. But ...