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“Error 1068 Dependency Service or Group Failed To Start”

Why does "Error 1068 Dependency Service or Group Failed To Start" appear when starting the remote accessauto connection manager or print spooler in Windows XP?
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Prevent users from copying files in a directory to somewhere else

Is there a way to prevent users from copying files in a directory on the local file system to somewhere else – including removable media (e.g., "thumb" drives) or to another folder in the same local ...
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Using rsync when files on one end are all lowercase [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make rsync case insensitive I want to rsync a lot of files from a Windows box to a Linux server. The problem is, the files on Windows are all mixed case, and the files ...
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Using Windows Batch Files to Filter a TEXT File & Create 2 files: Non-Alphanumeric & Alphanumeric

Windows batch files to execute this task: I would like to read a text file in which the variables are in quotes and are on seperate lines. If the variable is Alphanumeric, then it goes in the ...
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Windows Recovery Console installation without disk/windows cd [closed]

How to install windows recovery console without the windows disk in windows xp professional, not handy with dvd drive to burn rc.iso, is there any way to install/run it directly through .iso ...
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Can't validate windows xp after a clean install

I purchased an upgrade disk of windows 7. Before upgrading I bought a new hdd and reinstalled xp. I have a genuine copy of xp. After trying to validate xp over the phone I was informed that the copy ...
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How to set path of Virtual PC hard disk differencing parent

I have an old Windows XP Mode vhd backed up from my previous system, but I'm having difficulty getting it running on the new system. The vhd is a differencing disk, and its parent is the standard ...
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Looking for command line encryption utility for Windows

I am looking for command line encryption utility for Windows - paid or free. Would prefer it to support AES-256. It has to be something with large user base and actively in development. Need to be ...
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PS/2 mouse light goes out randomly

I have a problem where the light on my optical PS/2 mouse goes out for a few seconds. When it goes out, the cursor stops moving, but clicks still work. I have already tried another mouse and it ...
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Windows not picking up USB devices

Windows doesn't want any USB devices since last reboot, but Arch sees them. My laptop (Asus N75SL, almost new) has decided that on windows it did not want to register USB devices. Since the machine ...
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Automatically deleting old files from recycling bin while keeping the new ones?

I want an explorer add-on which will delete old files from recycling bin after a time period. For example, I want to set the time limit to 30 days. When I delete a file in Windows, the software will ...
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Adding Windows 7 to Fedora 17 Grub Boot Loader

I'm trying to set up a dual-boot situation with my Windows 7 and Fedora 17 partitions and I left the install grub to /boot option on when I was installing Fedora. I would like to be able to add ...
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windows xp focus mouse

I'm using windows xp and I'm looking for a feature that is available in almost all linux window managers, which is to be able to give focus to a window when the mouse hovers over it (without selecting ...
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Home Network with a wireless router

I want to create a home network. Sounds easy, well at first it did. So far I managed to connect the Laptop to the router and to Internet, but I can't connect the PC to the Laptop using the ...
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run logon script per any logon in Windows

Currently I have a logon.bat script that runs when users logon to a computer with their domain account. The problem is only users with the logon script specified in their profile (user's properties -> ...
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Realtek HD Audio process causes sound to become disabled

On my computer, which is a netbook, there is a process related to Realtek HD Audio. It's called ravcpl64.exe. When I terminate that process, the sound is completely turned off. However, that ...
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PHP crazy behavior on mount

I have a mount to my windows machine on a linux machine. When I try to run any php scripts there it says it's not found, however, when i copy the files to the local storage it runs with no problem. I ...
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How can I close preview windows in digiflow?

Sometimes when I bring up a preview window in Digiflow to select a region or a line, the preview window gets left open. There are no buttons to close the window, so I don't know how to close this. So ...
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Bitlocker encryption disables Android phone memory card

I used Bitlocker to lock the memory card of my Android phone. Now i can't even access it anymore, even the dialog box that prompts for password doesn't display at all. When i plug my phone into my ...
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Lowering running process disk i/o priority?

I have a standard desktop computer with a standard single SATA drive. I'm experiencing a lot of lags in some applications, probably because of the disk (queue is often > 10). Is there a way to ...
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How can I set Vim to obey accents of my spoken language?

When pressing w or e in sentences with accents (written in my native language), such as the first one (marked **) here: **Éj-mélyből fölzengő** - csing-ling-ling - száncsengő. Száncsengő - ...
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How can I tell which “explorer.exe” process is the main one?

I have a batch file that changes a few registry files, and then restarts explorer.exe so that they take effect. I'm using the commands taskkill /f /im explorer.exe explorer.exe This of course ...
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Is there a way to adjust colors of a specific window?

Is there a (Windows) program or something that will allow the user to adjust the brightness/contrast/gamma of a specific window rather than the whole screen? As a use-case scenario, imagine having a ...
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Take ownership in windows 7/8 does not work

I have taken ownership of my external HDD and now I should be able to access every folder but I can't. There are numerous folders for which I don't have the ownership of. I tried taking ownership of ...
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Does shutting down regularly harm laptop or Windows?

I usually work with my laptop and always shut it down for studying or doing other works (for half hour to two hours, about 6 times/day). Is this harmful?
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Change Windows Explorer taskbar button target without multiple processes

By default the Windows Explorer link pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar takes you to Libraries. Is it possible to alter this target to my user folder without having it launch in a separate process? What ...
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A special user does not appear in Windows login screen

In the list of users (under Local Users and Groups in my Windows 7) I have an ASPNET user (its description says "Account used for running the ASP.NET worker process (aspnet_wp.exe)" and its full name ...
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How to change default image viewing app in Lotus Notes 8.5.1

I'm using Lotus Notes 8.5.1 and want to change the default application that opens image attachments (e.g., so images open in PhotoShop instead of Microsoft Viewer). Can anyone please advise how to do ...
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How to type carriage return?

How do I type a carriage return control character, in Windows or in Linux? I'd like to type a backspace character too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_character
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Python in command line runs the wrong version?

I have several versions of Python installed on a Windows 7 computer. I want to run Python 2.7 by default, but for whatever reason, typing python in the command line runs Python version 2.4.5. I've ...
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Windows 7 Busy Icon won't stop spinning

In windows 7 you have the busy icon that is a little blue wheel spinning beside the cursor when it is doing something. It has started to spin for about a second every 3-5 seconds. There is noting ...
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How do I focus my camera using Digiflow?

How do I correctly adjust the aperture and focus on my camera with the help of Digiflow? When I first set up my camera I had a lot of trouble getting the focus right - I'd set the aperture first and ...
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windows 7 ${product_name}

I have this *${PRODUCT_NAME}* item in my start menu, and it has only one malfunctioning "Help" file in it which was for a program which I have since removed/uninstalled. I'm quite sure it was also ...
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Creating a Windows mountable partition in a file on my phone

I have a Galaxy Nexus that only provides MTP and PTP USB connectivity. Because of that, I cannot install portable applications since it does not act as a USB device (here is word from a Google ...
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Check if a site is being blocked by internal proxy / network

I'm just wondering how to check whether a site is being blocked on my work network, can I simply Ping it? I just want to know so that I can not visit it, the site is imgur.com
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How do you transfer a user account to another computer?

I am traveling and I am using a laptop which is not mine (because I left my own laptop at my home). I got too carried away with the borrowed laptop and I made a user account on it. I do not want to ...
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Automatic backup of Word (and other) documents with history

Fortunately it newer happened to me, but to many of my friends it did. When one is working on a paper for a long time (eg. final thesis for university), they tend to keep everything in one DOC file. ...
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Stream internal sound from mac to pc?

I'm using a headphone connected to a PC, however, I also use a mac. I want to make it so that the internal sound, coming from the mac will also be heard over at the pc. So I want to convert the ...
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How do I enable my network connection using command prompt?

How do I enable my network connection using command prompt? I've tried: netsh interface set interface "Local Area Connection" ENABLE But received this error: An interface with this name is not ...
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Getting return code from tee on windows

tee is a slick little utility that allows piping output to a file as well as stdout (the console). Windows ports for tee exist (wintee, gnuwin32's tee, etc), but all the ones I've tried have the same ...
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Is there a windows utility to scale windows on the screen?

I use an old VMWare Server and Citrix/RDP connections to connect to lots and lots of client's networks and routinely come upon clients who have strange desktop resolutions which I cannot change, ...
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How does Windows Actually Handle File Associations?

I have a problem with file associations. My C# application can set the file association for its own extension so that users double clicking the project file it uses will open my app and load the ...
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Remote Desktop Client Crashes following domain join

I recently joined my laptop to our windows domain and now the remote desktop client crashes when i try and connect to any machine. It works if I run as administrator but not ordinarily. The domain ...
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After installing Windows what should I do first? update or install antivirus? [closed]

Normally, after reformating and installing Windows 7, I used to go online and install all the updates, install all the driver updates and then install the anti virus. Because long ago, when I ...
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Moving a program to another computer

I changed my computer and lost the installation CD of my office's management program, I got it installed at the old HD, I tried to move it to the new one but get the following error: "Could not ...
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Desktop search which indexes DjVu

I happen to have large collection of ebooks, which are PDFs and DjVus (with text layer). I would like to be able to "search" the contents of my ebooks for phrases. After some time spent on googling ...
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Procedure entry point EncodePointer could not be located in kernel32.dll

I get this error when trying to run a program on a Windows computer: Because it's a Dutch Windows version it is in Dutch, but in English it would be something like "Procedure entry point ...
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Why is Windows Explorer not responding?

I am having the seeming common problem of Widows Explorer not responding. I have tried autoruns and turned off everything recommended. I have run sfc /scannow 3 times and it comes back clean. ...
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Windows 8 Installation Issue

I recently installed Windows 8 consumer preview using Oracle Virtual Box. I have done the necessary configurations and this error got displayed as I start-up. Your PC needs to restart. Please hold ...
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How can this be: I can switch to a keyboard layout which is not installed (Windows 7)

I live in Germany but have my Windows 7 system set to the English (UK) format (except for location, which is set to Germany). The Windows itself is an English one. I have only an American English and ...