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This has worked for us (from: http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/change-hal-out-reinstall-t2562052.html ): Disable driver signing (My Computer > Properties > Hardware...) Run this command line exactly: rundll32 syssetup,SetupInfObjectInstallAction ACPIAPIC_MP_HAL 128 %windir%\inf\hal.inf


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Run Windows Update, or download the standalone installer.


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You can't. If the OS shipped with SP3 slipstreamed (pre-installed), then there's nothing you can do short of finding an OS installation disc that does not have this slipstreamed and re-installing your OS.


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Here is a direct download to Windows XP SP3 offline install. For your information, it is 316.4MB Overview Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the ...


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Task Manager is only part of the picture (CPU) -- it's possible disk I/O or heavy memory usage is causing the CPU usage to spike. You might try running Sysinternals Process Explorer to get more visibility into memory and disk I/O patterns when this occurs.. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx


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It's my experience that these alleged file corruptions are actually due to bad RAM.


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the SP3 install has a command line switch for /nobackup and it will not save any uninstall info if you use it. There are a few other handy options as well but I think this is the one you want. An example of the full command line is below. Simply do a run -> cmd and then change to the directory where your xp sp3 distro is living. Then run the command below ...


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Run SP3 installation with /nobackup parameter WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU /nobackup for more parameters WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU /help


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Go to Tools > "Folder options" then the view tab and look for "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" When you disable this, you should have the sharing and security tabs enabled. Please note that I think you only get the security tabs when using XP Pro.


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Go into Safe Mode and check your Event Log. You're looking for errors. Match the Event ID and Source with www.eventid.net for possible fixes. (Or post the likely errors here). You can also check hard drive for errors and you can try removing and reinstalling drivers. But check the Event Log first. EDIT: If it boots into safe mode, I tend to think it's ...


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Run the msconfig utility, go to the BOOT.INI tab, then click Advanced. The NUMPROC checkbox should be unchecked to use all processors. As a test, try to check it and see what does the drop-down list contain. If it contains only the value 1, then something is really wrong.


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Here's another possibility. Do you have installed the uniprocessor or multiprocessor version of XP? Uniprocessor systems have as kernel ntoskrnl.exe, while multiprocessor systems have ntkrnlmp.exe in C:\WINDOWS\system32. Also in Device Manager, expand Computer. You should see "ACPI Multiprocessor PC". If you're seeing "Advanced Configuration and Power ...


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There is a lot of confusion among IT professionals about what virtual memory is and is not. It is something that is covered in an undergraduate operating systems course, but sadly most people graduate without ever understanding it. Swap space has little to do with virtual memory, and is used when the computer runs out of physical memory. This is ...


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AutoHotkey is of course again a possible answer to this question :-) . LifeHacker had an article about exactly this issue: Mimic Vista's File Rename Feature in XP It's available as the AutoHotkey source script or as a compiled executable name "Better Rename".


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In the context of the Windows command prompt, ASCII 26 represents an end of file character. You can type it in the command prompt by holding and releasing Alt + 2 + 6 (in that order) or Ctrl + z. It will produce ^Z (Control-Z). In other applications, you will see a right-facing arrow with the Alt combination, and the Ctrl combination likely performs an undo ...


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I'd run a standard diagnostics program. There are too many variables at this point - could be a bad drive, bad RAM, CPU problem, fluctuating power supply. Try and start with Memtest and then move forward to one of the system diagnostics programs. Since many are self booting, they don't require an OS.


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According to the moderator at social.technet.microsoft.com : "As far as I know, we cannot use a build-in tool or settings to send print job to multiple printers simultaneously. It is possible however to use a third party application or customized program". This Google Answers thread mentions solutions : Solution 1: LEADTOOLS ePrint: ...


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If there are any major differences between the two machines, no. A "major difference" would be something that causes Windows to choose a different HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) when it is installed; the HAL can never be changed after installation, so the correct HAL must always be installed to start. I know the HAL is different for single-CPU and ...


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If it simply doesn't boot from the CD, but the CD drive is still accessible, you can try to perform the first (Dos part) of setup until it reboots, then transfer the hard drive. Alternatively, if you install XP fully, you can then look on the CD in the Support > Tools folder for Sysprep. When you run this, choose both Shutdown and Genralize. Transfer the ...


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Insert your Windows XP install disk and select the windows repair option. There may be something faulty with your boot partition or, possibly, you may have a faulty hard-drive which caused similar problems on one of my systems. Good luck!


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My guess would be that the unfragmentable files are large ones and you don't have sufficient free disk space to fully defragment them using XP's defragmenter. Do you get a message pre-defrag warning about less than 15% disk space free?


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Have you seen this Microsoft Support Article, which I think tells you exactly what you need to know? Since you mention SP3, please note that there is an "important" point on there that states: Important If you installed Windows XP SP3 on your computer after you installed Internet Explorer 7, you need to uninstall Windows XP Service Pack 3 before you can ...


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Look like damage in button microswitch (I dont know english term for that. "rattle" or i miss?) Some peoples can dizassemble microsvitch and fix it. Or it can be replaced (soldering) from different mouse.


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Here are links to offline installation files for SP1a, SP2 and SP3. Download them on system with an internet connection and use them to update any systems with no internet connection. Windows XP SP1a (SP1 was later superseded by SP1a) Widows XP SP2 Windows XP SP3 If you want to create only single installation disk of all the previous updates including ...


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You can probably check the properties to find out for sure, but I would guess that the first icon with the floppy in it is a 'print to file' shortcut. To try it out set it as the default printer open Notepad (or your favorite program), enter a couple of lines and print it.


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A full explanation of the issue can be read here you can download a jscript at the top of the page that makes reverting out of pio mode easy, but there is some underlying concern for the current status of your hard drive. If the laptop still has warranty I would make use of it as soon as possible. Make sure you backup your data.


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You're trying to access the share (in the first case) with your Windows credentials. Try 'connecting network drive' with a specific username/password in Windows Explorer.


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The wheel click and wheel rotation are to completely separate sensors. You've got a broken mouse on your hands.



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