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I have run S&D, Adaware and PestPatrol...pop ups will not stop! Please help with advise on what to do with this log file.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 11:40:52 AM, on 6/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SKIPBL~1\grey each.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\mike troester\Application Data\amee.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dpi\dpi.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\WINDOWS\System32\SearchBar.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search200.com/passthrough/index.html?http://www.google.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search200.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.gonnasearch.com/iesearch.php?ref=sb
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = www.zestyfind.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search200.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search200.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://store.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/storeredir2.dll?s=consumerfav&c=1c02&lc=0409
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Compaq
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://search.searchenhancement.com/nph-enhanced.cgi?affid=sesm&sstring=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://earthlink.net
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {D6DFF6D8-B94B-4720-B730-1C38C7065C3B} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4FC95EDD-4796-4966-9049-29649C80111D} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B549456D-F5D0-4641-BCED-8648A0C13D83} - C:\WINDOWS\BrowserHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {E9407738-A996-421A-A309-5C93C699E10A} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {A2EEBCE7-4A90-46E8-BE2D-8209D4B41DD6} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: help ping trans - {992BECFA-4E79-A0A1-6F8D-BEF895CE2394} - C:\PROGRA~1\IDOLSI~1\Mpegupload.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Pop-Up Blocker - {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E} - C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\PnEL.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - C:\Program Files\SEP\sep.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PreloadApp] c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\hphprld.exe c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\setup.exe -d
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [srmclean] C:\Cpqs\Scom\srmclean.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Display Settings] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\hptasks.exe /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QT4HPOT] C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\ONE-TO~1\OneTouch.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Rundll32_8] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetp60.dll,DllRunServer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Move Wma] C:\PROGRA~1\SKIPBL~1\grey each.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [2He17j] C:\documents and settings\mike troester\local settings\temp\2He17j.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bakra] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IEHost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mlypwrkp] C:\WINDOWS\mlypwrkp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoLoaderp0pr1LWWXJPN] "C:\WINDOWS\System32\disstub.exe" /PC="AM.WILD" /HideUninstall
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sdddt] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sdddt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dsi] C:\WINDOWS\System32\dp-him.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PestPatrol Control Center] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPControl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPMemCheck] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CookiePatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [p76X39j] disstub.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [3dxofd] C:\WINDOWS\System32\3dxofd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mptyregdbe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\mptyregdbe.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dshostr] C:\WINDOWS\System32\dshostr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [asr] C:\WINDOWS\System32\asr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [f4gm9fnz.exe] C:\WINDOWS\f4gm9fnz.exe /dk
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [btl4up10.exe] C:\WINDOWS\btl4up10.exe /dk
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pcsv] C:\WINDOWS\system32\pcs\pcsvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dpi] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dpi\dpi.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Aaou] C:\Documents and Settings\mike troester\Application Data\amee.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WCPT] C:\WINDOWS\System32\wintsvtr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Ywp7RVH2g] tasrprof.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [btl4up10.exe] C:\WINDOWS\btl4up10.exe /dk
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [f4gm9fnz.exe] C:\WINDOWS\f4gm9fnz.exe /dk
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [E6TaskPanel] "C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe" -winstart
O4 - Startup: btl4up10.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\btl4up10.exe
O4 - Startup: f4gm9fnz.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\f4gm9fnz.exe
O4 - Global Startup: btl4up10.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\btl4up10.exe
O4 - Global Startup: f4gm9fnz.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\f4gm9fnz.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MaxSpeed (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Advisor (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://store.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/storeredir2.dll?s=consumerfav&c=1c02&lc=0409
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/mickey/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37902.7722569444
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

Preferred Solution: [resolved]HELP WITH HIJACKTHIS LOG WinXP Home

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


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Lately i have been having a real problem with when i start up my computer and everything is done loading at the startup, i go and click on my desktop Dial Up icon for my internet connection box to come up but it doesn't do anything when i click on it. Its like its hung or something for a long time and wont work. All the other icons on my desktop will go right to the places they go to as soon as i log in but my internet connection and my LAN setup for my home network will just hang for like ten minutes or longer before it will go. Today i did a system recovery with quick format and its working ok again now but i noticed a minute ago it hung for a few seconds when i first restarted. I've tried running Ad-aware but that just doesn't seem to correct the problem. Here is the log file from hijackthis in case it helps any.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.94.0
Scan saved at 8:34:11 PM, on 6/12/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page=http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL=http://us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL=http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

A:[Resolved] WinXP Home Startup Hang Up

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Thanks for your help and support ,I read somewhere to let you know ,I am also in the Win xp forum ,I am not getting much help there ,anyways I feel the problem is here or there and I just wanted to post my Log file...When I feel like I have narrowed it down I will stop the posts on Win xp forum (as I dont know what the problem is,yet.)Unless you tell me otherwise...
Again Thank you...Basically my problem seemed to start after I used a program called Advanced windows optimizer.I didnt do anything fancy just let it do what it wanted ,but somehow I lost ,well the logon screen used to say my name and also the word Administrator just right under my name not on its own tab but part of mine.Thats the first thing.Then alot of weird things have been happening ,like I cant run my mcafee virus check it crashes to a blue screen and says Driver uloaded without cancelling...
It crashes every time I start virus scan and it looks in stealth folders or whatever that says.Some how alot of processes were stopped ,I couldnt manuever in windows I deleted partition ,reinstalled and still all messed up ,today it was jusched.exe entry point not found and dll.s all kind of dll.s going nuts and again couldnt manuever in windows .I repaired windows ,it took 3 times for it to work somewhat, I am seeing also different warnings and errors in event viewer security and words like anonomys logons are freaking me out ,I ran Trend micros virus as suggested in anther post and it says my connection is slow ,b... Read more

A:Hijackthis log WinXp Home SP2

Bump to try and determine what forum I belong in?Seem to have more help in Win Xp...


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Hello all,

I have a very old computer currently, and I'm going to get a new computer. My current computer is VERY fragile - as an example, about two years ago I added an additional stick of ram, and this somehow caused my winxp install to become corrupt, and I lost everything on my hard drive. I still have no back up of my files that are on the computer now.

In getting the new computer, It will have at least one extra hard drive that will be used to store backups.

Basically, I want to be able to transfer all my files from the old computer over to the new computer. The old one uses Winxp Home, and the new one will have Winxp Pro. (no, not Vista. Repeat - no Vista)

Will I just be able to plug in the new computer to my Linksys router that the old comp is connected to, and transfer over all the files from my old comp to store as a backup on my new comp? (and, what kind of things would I need to do to make this happen?) (my current computer is connected to the router for internet through the ethernet port, and the new comp would do the same thing)

I'm somewhat computer literate, but have NEVER networked anything together. Thanks!

A:Transfering files between 2 computers - WinXP Home to WinXP Pro

Here's a wizard way to enable file and printer sharing on XP machines.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro or Vista.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2 or SP3) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (up to 15 minutes) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to it.

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?? i NEVER had WinXP Professional on this machine, i dont even possess it ... what can i do?

A:SFC /scannow wants me to insert WinXP Professional CD, but i got WinXP home ???

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I was reloaded a valid copy of winxp pro sp3 onto the hdd from my friend's pc. I took out the hdd and find out i am now dual booting winxp pro. I get a /system32 file error. Says its missing. I will put exact wording soon. I cannot go any further. Also the winxp pro won't boot unless the hdd is plugged into the pc. Please any help would be greatly appreciated. )

The error message i receive is...

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
<Windows root> \system32\hal.dll
please re-install a copy of the above file

A:Loaded winxp pro onto different hdd now can't load winxp home on different hdd

Welcome to TSG!

So if I'm following, you took a hard drive from your friend's PC, installed it into your PC running XP Home as a 2nd drive, then installed XP Pro onto this drive.
Your friend's system won't boot, and your system offers the choice of XP Home and XP Pro. XP Home should still work, but XP Pro will fail if your friend's drive is not installed in your PC, correct?

Assuming your system had only one partition and one drive.
The files that start the OS are on your C drive, they were not installed onto your friend's hard drive.
This can be fixed, but XP Pro will see itself as being on drive D, not drive C
If the hardware is different, you'll need to do a repair install to get it to work though. Easier to just start over.
Your system should still boot to XP Home, but will have the choice for XP Pro. This just needs to be removed from the boot.ini file.
You best bet is to start over and do the XP Pro install with the drive installed in your friend's PC
To remove the XP Pro entry from your system (with your friend's drive NOT installed):
Click Start | Run, type msconfig, press Enter
Click the BOOT.INI tab
Click the Check All Boot Paths button
It should find the XP Pro line as invalid, and offer to remove it.
Click Yes.



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I'm having a heck of a time getting three systems to network consistently.

Previously I had a WinXP Pro desktop cabled to a Win2k Pro laptop and was able to get them to see each other over the connection but was never able to get the laptop to share the desktops internet connection, (DSL).

I've installed a wireless network and added another laptop running WinXP Home. All three systems can see the internet connection on the router.

None of these systems can see each other on the network. I get a message saying MSHOME is not accessible.

I don't believe there are any technical problems here, (although I will stand corrected if need be), just my lack of understanding of how networking these OS's works.

I need a good tutorial on networking that covers this mix of OS's. Can anyone help direct me to such a site?

Thanks ...weeG

A:Networking WinXP Pro, WinXP Home and Win2k Pro

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i have the (7) seven disks to put xp on my computer, but they got messed up.
i bought them from hp a long time ago.
now the hard drive that i have been using has errors in it.
i got another hard drive and i was going to put xp home edition on it, but a couple of the disk got scratched.
what i need is a (xp home edition download); so i can save them to disks and reboot this other hard drive.
if you can help me i would appreaicate it very much.
thank you doyle r.

A:hp pavilion home pc system recovery winxp home edition

You can't legally download XP.
HP will sell you an install disc at a reasonable price.
What kind of errors are on the old disk? It may be repairable.
It's possible to copy the contents of the old disc to the new one.
Tell us more and there may be a solution.

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okay now im having this VERY nagging and now starting to become very time consuming problem...

Recently ive decided that Well i should upgrade this computer. give it a bit of ..well style.

But since ive upgraded to WIN7 there has been no sound whatsoever. Ive downloaded countless driver programs which tell you what sound card you have and not one has detected it. IVE ALSO downloaded drivers for the WIN7 version of my sound (Realtek AC97) and ran windows updates and NONE worked. ive ran the troubleshooter on the sound thing...STILL not detecting any sound card. i tried changing the audio in BIOS from auto - enabled....nothing.

so to put short. ive tried the WIN7 drivers = No worked
Trouble shooter = No worked
BIOS changing settings = no worked
Device manager = no worked (doesnt find ANY trace of it)
Windows update = No worked
driver identifyer Software = no worked (doesnt find sound card)

there is a soundcard and it worked fine till this. maybe its incompatable but it didnt come up as incompatable (sorry for my spelling) in the windows7 instalation.

should i plug in some speakers see if it fixes the problem ..or should i revert back to my old WINXP

urm. i guess system information is helpful. so um

PC: HP pavilion A1000
Motherboard: AMD Sempron
Memory: 350 odd GB left of 500GB
graphics: Radeon 200xpress (old i know xD)

I do remember having a WIN7 PC that worked for a little that broke down that had a similarish problem but was much more easily sol... Read more

A:No sound after upgrading from WINXP home SP3 to WIN7 Home premium SP1

Where are you downloading these drivers from??

My first choice for a source would be the motherboard manufacturer's web site. Probably HP in your case.

Have you tried older (Vista) drivers in compatibility mode?

I doubt if you have a motherboard made by AMD. Please check again.

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i have windows xp and when i run paint shop pro 7, it works fine but sometimes i get an error saying something. i took a screenshot and attached it so u can see

please help cuz i use it quite a bit to create images and logos and things and lifes not getting any easier with MS Paint so please help


A:(Resolved) PSP 7 & WinXP

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I just got a 'new' (actually it's used!) computer that has a faster processor than my old one. Basically, my old computer has a 2.2 GHZ pentium 4. The 'new' computer has two cpus at 3.0 GHZ. Ideally, I'd like the new computer to have everything the old computer has on it. But the old computer's O/S is winXP home, which won't recognize two cpus, correct?

Is there a straightforward way to accomplish this? Or do I have to reinstall the programs, and transfer all the files? Can I upgrade the winXP home to winXP pro, and then clone the disk? I guess that would cost some bucks for the upgrade?

Thanks for your advice / help!

A:How migrate from WinXP home to WinXP Pro?

Does your new computer actually have two separate physical processors in two sockets or a single physical processor that appears as two? XP Home can use multiple logical CPUs no problem.

A bigger issue is the fact that the XP Home install has the drivers of your old machine. If you try to boot that on the new one, it will not boot. You would have to do a repair install.

House cleaning good. IMHO you should just do a clean install on the new machine. Copy over the needed documnets. Reinstall only the programs that you actually use and need - forget all that rubbish that you have collcted on the old.

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With a system running WINXP home I would like to change to WINXP pro. Will the pro version pickup the programs with settings as they now exist if I install over the old system?

In my first trial it did not work. Pro replaced home but did not pickup the programs, requiring reinstalling everything.
Richard C. Meyer

A:Installing WINXP pro over WINXP home

I don't think it should keep any installed programs, etc, as I don't think an in-place install is suggested for Home to Pro.

I would suggest using the Files and Setting Transfer tool in windows - information on usage here

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ok, i had this under the other post "No Sound Startup" because we kind of got off topic from wat the actual title was about, so i just copied and pasted the post...
I just tryed my "Restore CD's" that came with my eMachines. Didnt work, said that there was some kind of error in the T2682.GHO file on the restore disk... Usually i would just pop in the WIN XP CD so i could just reinstall from the actual WinXP cd (makes sense...) But... me being dumb and careless, lost my WinXP cd, so im pretty much completely screwed unless i do a Format C: from the command Prompt. Then restart and boot on the restores.... (im not going to this but its definatly a thought.) So im bascially going to go crazy and look for my WinXP cd all day today. So, as u said. I will just stick to the repair install method cuz this just cant b fixed....
i couldnt find the cd so i will go with formating...

Question: Would it be a good idea to format c: then try reinstalling WinXP with the restore cds? Even though the eMachine restore cd is corrupted with a t2682.gho error. Would i format it then find out that restore cds are still corrupted and then find out that im left without a computer at all?

A:[resolved] Need Help Reinstalling WINXP

ok an option is to get a copy of win xp from kazaa or something like that and just use your serial # that came with your emachine

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Hello Everyone,
I hope to be in the right forum.. anyways maybe someone can help me..
Sudenly my winxp appearance is all grayed and I tried to change it but the only option available is Window Classic Style!!
Does anyone know how can i fix this?


A:[resolved] WinXP appearance

yes I had this problem not so long ago.

I believe to fix it (assuming you want to re-enable 'windows XP style'), right click on my computer --> go to manage. Go to Services and Applications --> services. Scroll down to 'Themes', make sure its status is set to 'started', and its startup type is set to 'automatic'

Hope this helps

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i have changed from dsl to @home. I have a broadband router and would like to share network for file sharing. I can't seem to get in to my win 2k computer. with @home you have to put in your work group @home. Can you have two work groups one for file sharing? Is their easy steps to doing this?

A:{RESOLVED}networking winxp/2k/98


I'm one of the network administrators from Zee-Way Services. I know how you can fix this, but I'm going to need more information, and I'm tight on time right now. Please e-mail me at [email protected]?subject=FWD-Kris Anderson

Kris Anderson
Zee-Way Services

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Greetings all!

Hope you can help me on this one...
I am really wanting to get rid of XP PRO (RC1) and 2000 on my machine just so I can boot into 98... see, today, i got home and switched on my machine and was a bit upset to see that my windows 98 installation wouldn't boot. After selecting to boot into '98 it said something like this -

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) failed - bootsect.dos missing

My Setup is as follows:
Windows 98 is on the primary hard disk (c:\)
Windows 2000 is on the second hard drive, first partition (D:\)
Windows XP is on the second hard drive, second partition (E:\)

i tried microsofts suggested way of getting rid of 2000 or XP and retaining windows 98 andd well... no luck... it keeps saying "ntldr missing"

Their method was to remove boot.ini, bootsect.dos (which is already gone), ntldr, ntdetect.com and ntbootdd.sys (if present).

lots of 's

98 is my most used and most personalised OS and I need to reinstall XP and 2k anyway cause since a recent upgrade neither has performed quite as well so i do not mind getting rid of them at all for now, in fact i WANT to!

So if anyone knows how to remove the NT bootloader and just boot into good 'ol windows 98 normally pleeeeease could you tell me how!!

hehe, i think i have babbled enough!


A:{RESOLVED}Uninstalling WINXP and 2000

You can also start your computer with a Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98 bootable floppy disk and use the sys c: command if you want to return to your original Windows 95 or Windows 98 configuration.


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hey there

Im sick of my PC being so slow to boot up windows XP. The system tray seems to load up fairly quickly until is comes to loading the Norton AV / Norton internet security - this is when the system booting process slows dramtically. It takes an age for the little NAV / NIS icon to appear. ANd once it does, i can eventually get started. I have added some bootvis screen shots here of whats going on in my system during boot up, to see if some of you guys can spot anything that looks strange.

Another thing is, what is Sophos antivirus v3.91 like? Is it as much as a resource hog as NAV? Does it offer the same functionality as NAV/NIS i.e. in particular ad blocking, internet security, automatic virus updates, popup blocker??? If not, which other internet security and anti virus software is worth looking into (ones that dont hog the start up performance)

thanks for any help guys/girls!!!

rgds Jp

PS here is a HijakThis log which may be useful:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:10:47, on 17/08/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
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A:[resolved] so so so slow to boot up winXP - is it NAV???

Norton is eating your system alive.....save yourself j/k
Your log is not showing anything malicious so no worries about virus/malware running. I would definately say it is Norton.
Internet Explorer and Messenger do not need to run at start up you may chose to stop those if you like.

You may want to look over Panda Platinum Internet Security 2005

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Hello there,

While trying to install XP (version 2002, SP1), I get the following message:

File setupdd.sys could not be loaded. The error code is 4. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

When using another WinXP CD (version 2001 w/o SP1), the computer hangs while loading Kernel Debugger DLL.

Both CDs are OK, and I even low-level formated my HDD before installing XP (both times).

The computer: AMD XP 2500+ on an ASUS A7V600, Kingston 512 PC333, 80GB/8MB WD HDD, LG 52X24X52X. I was running XP on this machine before it kept freezing at startup, even in safe mode.


A:{RESOLVED}Unable to install WinXP Pro

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Does anyone know where in Ontario I can get a cheap legit copy of WinXP Home?

A:[resolved] WinXP full version


Originally Posted by rugbyboy2005

Does anyone know where in Ontario I can get a cheap legit copy of WinXP Home?

Not sure if NewEgg.com ships to Canada, but NewEgg rocks.

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I have been rolling out machines for our users, but I recently hit a snag.

I can't install Netscape 7 on a Windows XP machine after installing the Windows XP service pack 1. What I usually do is install Netscape 7 prior to doing the Windows updates.

Has anyone else encountered this? Is there a work-around?

Holy.. little research did the trick.. now this post is a TIP


A:{RESOLVED}Netscape 7 Installation WinXP SP1


Thanks for the answer and tip you took care of on your own.

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Im having a bit of a problem... I would like to connect to a Win98 machine with my WinXP machine and Vice Versa... Is there a way I can do it... I can connect Win2000 and WinXP together but I just can seem to get Win98 to do the same...


A:[Resolved] Networking Win98 to WinXP

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I have two systems with the same problem. On the first system my cdrom is the primary master w/hdd as the slave. My cdrw/dvd combo is the secondary master which, works fine. The second system sports a dvd/cdrom as the primary master w/hdd as a slave. My cdrw on the 2nd system is the secondary master which also works fine. All information from this point on refers two both systems. The devices on the secondary do not work properly. My OS is Windows XP Professional. The bios and windows recognizes all hardware and ID's as they should. Device Manager shows that these devices are working fine. All physical aspects of these drives work as they should. When a disc is inserted in the drives I am unable to access the media contained therin. Regardless of the software used to access the drives. When I try to access the media through Windows Explorer, I get an error message. ( G:\is not accessible. Incorrect funtion. ) I have tried several different configurations, swapped drives with other computers and everything works fine. Except that the first cdrom drive is inaccessible.

A:(Resolved) CDrom doesn't work w/WinXp Pro

Hi J. Franklin,

You might try setting the HDD to Primary Master, The CDR as Secondary Master, and the CDRW/DVD as Secondary Slave.

Works for me.


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I don't know whether anyone has had a similar problem or could possibly offer some advice on the following:
I have recently bought a digital camera (Megxon C330) which is OK except I can't download the pics onto winXP. The camera connects directly to the USB port and when I connect it, windows recognises that a camera has been connected and displays a removable drive (F) which appears totally empty even when there is pics on the camera.
What I've discovered so far:
1. Windows XP recognises the type of camera but when you try and interrogate the camera from the PC, windows says the camera disk is unreadable.
2. Another strange thing is the camera appears to lock up when plugged into my home PC.
3. My home PC is formatted as FAT32 with WinXP (SP1) installed. If I connect the camera to my machine at work which is formatted NTFS with Win2000 installed everything works OK and I can download the pics from my camera.
4. According to my work PC, the camera memory is formatted as FAT. I presume this is FAT16.
5. The USB ports on my home PC appear to work OK, well I can operate my mouse and printer through them.
6. The camera comes with a disk with drivers for Win98 only. I don't know whether I can try and install this on XP. Oh yes and I have selected 'Show hidden files' in the Win Explorer settings.

I'm a bit confused with this really, I've searched the internet and found this problem on a few sites but couldn't actually find a solution. If anyone could offer any advice, ... Read more

A:[resolved] Can't download from digi camera onto winXP

Try going to the camera manufacturers web site and see if you can download a driver for XP. Most manuf's keep their software upto date.


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A friend and his wife had separate user accounts in WinXP (both Administrators).
Unfortunately, the wife has died and my friend would like to remove her user account but retain the data files from her account eg photos etc.
If he simply deletes her user account, does he lose all her data?
How can he avoid that, short of copying all the folders across to his account?



A:RESOLVED: Deleting WinXP User Account

Hi strokedriver...

your friend can delete the account and choose the retain the user files or as you mentioned, he can copy across all the files and folders he wishes to keep then completely remove the account from the PC in Control Panel -> User Accounts.

However, if the profile in question is password protected, he may have trouble accessing the data.

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hi every one
i just recently reinstall my computer to windows xp, and i cant get my sound to work for some reason altho i have driver installed. in device manager i do have a device not installed but i cant figure out wat its "PCI DEVICE" would that be the mother board INF ?
motherboard : Acer MRS600M
which i cant find it at all :S
and i cant find xp driver on acer site for this model either.
need some hlep to fix the sound plz

A:[RESOLVED] Need help plz, sound problem on ACER T671 winxp

Hi and welcome,
The pci device could be the sound card. Open up the pc and see if it is seated correctly.

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Ok, I don't know what is going wrong here, so hopefully ya'll can help me figure it out. This XP Pro really gets on my nerves occasionally.

First the setup:
Got the cable modem going into a D-LINK router.
Plugged directly into that is my Win98SE computer.
The router then goes to a Hub, which then branches out through the walls to the rest of the house.
The other two computers going through the hub are my dad's WinME machine and my brand new WinXP Pro machine.

The network is fully operational. The 98 and ME machines seeing each other fine.
All machines access the internet perfectly fine.

All three are set up as workgroup WORKGROUP.

What did I do wrong or not do for the XP machine?

Also, just the other day I fiddled with SOMETHING (don't know what) and I was able to see and access both the other machines from the XP machine just fine. It's just that now I can't again and I don't know why.

A:[Resolved]WinXP Pro can't see network of Win98se & WinME machines

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be for most small networks.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.

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Hiya everyone, i Have searched and read this forum and all related topics to my problem as well as the links people posted about it..
This is a Sony vaio computer 1.8 ghrz which came with windows millenium installed. It has been upgraded with a bought windows xp professional upgrade cd. Basically my neighbour had a virus.. so brough his comp to someone and they formatted and reinstalled windows xp pro. Two days after this it would not boot with a hal.dll error. I fixed this with help from this board, the next day it got this error. So i formatted it.. installed it from the Sony recovery cd which put millenium back on.. then upgraded it to winxp pro... two days later i get this config/system error again... in recovery console chkdsk /r tells me there is unrepairable errors on the drive... I have tried everything i can think of fixboot fixmbr reinstalling windows... This is a fresh install there is nothing on this comp to lose... but if i fdisk... format... chkdsk there are no errors or bad sectors on the drive... then i install windows ( sony recovery cd + bought windows xp PRo upgrade cd ).. it always gives me the same error... or a hal.dll error which i fix then it comes to this error bout 24 hours later lol
any help would be appreciated.

A:[Resolved] system32/config/system error in winXP

Try re-formatting the disk and then just starting with the XP Pro CD. It will ask for a disk that has the operating system. Pop in your recovery CD and then it should continue the installation process.

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Because I have WinXP and my daughter in Australia has WinME, we couldn't use MSN Messenger to video chat. So I found Netmeeting in my program files and ran that wizard to set it up. (Haven't used it yet)

That was yesterday and, ever since, I have been unable to sign-in to Messenger! I can get into other Passport.net sites (like my Hotmail email account), but Messenger guy in the taskbar cannot sign me (or others in this house) in. I get the following message:
"We were unable to sign you into .NET Messenger service, possibly because of a problem with the service or with your Internet connection. Please make sure you are connected to the Internet. Click the HELP button to check the current .NET service status." And when I check the status, it says that all services are up and okay.

Does anyone have any clue why this would've happened and what I can do to get Messenger working?
I "system restored" to before the Netmeeting install, but no cure.
I downloaded Messenger for XP again, hoping to overwrite anything glitched in the program, but still that didn't help.
I'm on a home DSL line, so it's not a dropped connectivity issue.

This is frustrating! I use Messenger to IM all the time. Thanks.

A:(Resolved) WinXP:opened Netmeeting,killed Messenger!

Well, went to Microsoft thread postings for today and found out that I was NOT the only XP user in this boat!
Guess it had nothing to do with my installation of Netmeeting. Many others out there were unable to sign in to Messenger also. Looks like the Bill Gates team has tweaked things and we're back in business.
Resolved...for now. I'm not joining the XP fan club just yet.

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Okay, so here's the big question that has been killing me the last week or so. At some point, my IE stopped supporting 'embed' tags for WAV files. So, for instance, I created a local html page with the following:

<HTML><BODY><EMBED src="test.wav" autostart="true" loop="true" hidden="false"></BODY></HTML>

When I load this up in IE, all I get is a small white box with a dot in the middle of it in the top-left corner of the window (see attached test.gif).

But, when I load it up in Firefox (or on another computer with IE v6), I get the wav file to play repeatedly. I have tried "reinstalling" IE, both by flipping the IsInstalled flag in the Windows registry, located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Active Setup\ Installed Components\ {89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}, and then running IE6Setup (which didn't work, as I was still told that I had a newer version of IE installed, despite MS's support site saying this shouldn't happen), as well as running 'rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\Inf\ie.inf'. While the latter completed successfully, the issue still remains.

Hmm, what else have I tried? I've run 'sfc /scannow', and nothing came up.

Anyway, anyone have any ideas? I'm lost! Oh, and FYI, I do software testing for some stuff where I *need* to have IE working, unfortunately. Otherwise, I'd switch to Firefox in a heartbeat and never look ... Read more

A:[resolved] Embedded sounds no longer work in IE v6 under WinXP? Help! :)

Well, on the off chance someone else is experiencing the same issue, I finally figured out the root cause of my problem. After trying to re-install IE unsuccessfully numerous times, I started searching through the registry, and found that my WAV files in IE were set to use QuickTime.

Anyway, instead of changing anything in the registry, I just ran QuickTime, which informed me some of its default file formats had been hijacked, and asked if I wanted to reclaim them. I said 'yes', and bingo, all my embedded files work correctly in IE once again.

Sigh... something that should've taken 5 minutes instead took 5 days.

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I have Win XP Point of Sale. I installed and removed a Chinese utility and now I have non-English showing in several places. My tray clock and my Region and Language Options control panel are in Dingbats. How can I get this thing reset to English?
Also, I ran low on disk space some time ago and turned off System Restore.
Here's my Regional Options:


A:RESOLVED: Language showing in dialogs is wrong WinXP POS

Used Symantec Endpoint to scan for viruses, best I can tell nothing was found. Also did a Super Antispyware scan, also found nothing.

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I am trying to move my nephews C drive from an old 20Gb drive to a 120Gb drive. The WinXP on the original C drive is 100% legit and activated. I am using DriveImage 7.03 (with the latest update), and tried to use the "Copy Drive" feature. I selected "Copy MBR", as well as make the drive bootable. I even created a 20Gb partition to see if that would help, but no matter what I do, when I try and boot the PC after the copy, Windows begins to start.

I get the WinXP logo with the green "cylon slider bar", then the mouse appears, then a blue screen (NOT a blue screen of death text screen), the one with the dark blue bars at the top and the light blue center with the color WinXP logo off to the right .

The PC just hangs there. If I put the original drive back in, the PC boots fine.

I have used DI in the past without problems, but that was a while ago.

Can anyone help, or do I have to do a reinstall?



A:[resolved] WinXP boot stops at blue graphic screen after drive copy - HELP!

Go to the website of the manufacturer of the 120Gb drive and download their utility software for cloning the drive.

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Ok so the new motherboard and PCI-E vid card came today, but it was then that I realized that the CPU socket is made for 64bit AMD CPUs. (i used to run a 32 bit sempron - it is in a diff. computer, but woudnt work in this mobo anyway)
Newegg has this in the mobo description:
Athlon 64/Sempron

Since my Sempron CPU will not fit in that socket, would this mean that it supports Sempron64 CPUs?

I want to move up to 64bit, but am scared of all of the hardware compatablility issues.
So far, I don't see much reason for 64bit except for servers and high-end gamers.

This said, I do indeed want to purchase a 64bit CPU that matches this mobo, with the intent of keeping my existing WinXP. Instead of purchasing the Windows Professional x64, I will wait until the release of Vista to unleash the full power. 8)

Does anyone know - is it possible to run a Sempron64 at a 32bit level using Windows XP Home?
This is what I would wish for, as I could keep almost everything I have (all I need yet is a new PSU - the mobo uses 24 pin - I have 20)

All comments/suggestions welcome.

P.S. - I know its only a Sempron64 - I'm on a very tight budget, and want to get the best value I can find for affordable prices.
The Sempron64 2800+ is $75 at newegg.

A:64 Bit with WinXP Home?

The Sempron 2800+ is a Socket 754 processor ... Is your motherboard a 754? Or is it a 939?

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On start-up, is there a way to have Firefox start at boot-up?

A:WinXP Home

If Firefox is your default browser...it should be running immediately, once your firewall has set up system defenses, I think. If you have a broadband connection, the Internet is accessible once the system settles down completely...via the default browser.

What are you trying to accomplish?


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When I turn on the computer(Compaq 5852) all it does is continually reboot. Prior to this situation I did a Microsoft critical update and also we did a home network. Also it will not start in safe mode. Any help will be greatly appreciated. V.P.

A:WinXP Home

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Stupid question of the century: does Win XP home come with ms word installed?

Next question: If it does, where is it? (I never wanted XP anyway and if it does'nt have ms word, which I need for school, what good is it?)

A:new winxp home

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I have a computer running WinXp Home Edition that will not shut down by using the start button and ....
I must always use Ctrl-Alt-Del and disconnect the user in order to shut down. This has been occurring since windows was loaded. I reloaded windows on top of the original and it still doesn't work. Went into setup and shut down options were correct. What's Next?[/

A:WinXP Home will not Shut Down

Download Hijackthis and use it to create a log. Then post that log here.


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I could not download any of the sp's for Winxp Home, so I took the system back to "out of the box". As I tried to install the updates, they would fail with the error "Unable to read from or write to the database". The more I tried to do things myself, the more problems that cropped up, noticed that I could not invoke windows firewall, I did a highjack this and here is the log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:14:30 AM, on 8/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\YourWare Solutions\FreeRAM XP Pro\FreeRAM XP Pro.exe
C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\Freedom\Freedom.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijack This\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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A:Can not download any SP's(winxp home)

Sorry, I forgot the second part.
Adobe Acrobat 5.0
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Betty Bad
Blackhawk Striker
Blasterball 2
Blasterball Wild
Dark Orbit
Disney's Lilo and Stitch Pinball
easy Internet sign-up
FastStone Image Viewer 4.2
Freedom Security & Privacy
hp center
HP Digital Imaging Album Printing 1.0
HP Instant Support
HP Memories Disc
HP Photo and Imaging 1.1 - Photosmart Cameras
Inactive HP Printer Drivers (Remove only)
Intel(R) Extreme Graphics Driver Software
IntelliMover Data Transfer Demo
Lernout & Hauspie TruVoice American English TTS Engine
LiveReg (Symantec Corporation)
LiveUpdate 1.80 (Symantec Corporation)
Men in Black II CROSSFIRE Trial Version
Microsoft .NET Framework (English) v1.0.3705
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Display Drivers
PC Tools AntiVirus Free
PC-Doctor for Windows
Python 2.2 combined Win32 extensions
Python 2.2.1
Quicken 2003 New User Edition
RecordNow Update Manager
Simple Backup for My Pictures
Simple Installer - Multilanguage Version
Snowboard Extreme
Space Rocks
Virtual Warfare
WildTangent Channel Manager
Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [See q330638 for more information]
Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q327979
Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q331958
WordPerfect Productivity Pack
WordPerfect Prod... Read more

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What programs would you suggest to use on a regular basis to keep the computer clean and moving at top speed? I been using Diskeeper 7.0 to defrag and Adaware and Spybot to remove spyware. I also use programs like Evidence Elimantor to clean all internet stuff out. Are there any additional reccommendations you have for programs that keep a healthy pc and a good gaming machine?

My Specs:

2.26 ghz P4
1 gig pc2100 DDR
80 gig 7200 rpm hard drive
Sound Blaster Live!
128 mb GeForce 4 ti 4600 agp

A:WinXP Home Optimization

i would strongly reccomend HS cleandisk pro, it works wonders for me, clearing ram and freeing up space

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Good Morning Everyone!

Well. Once again, I shut down my computer last night and booted it up normally this morning. As it loads and wonderful black screen pops up that says "Windows could not start because C:/Windows/Config/ is missing or corrupted. Than it went on to say you can repair it by using the CD and pressing "R".
So, I popped the CD in and went through the whole waiting process than choose R to repair the installation on my computer. It asked for an Admin password. I have been told that if you never set the admin password it would be "Blank".... I typed that in three times and it kept telling me that's not the password.

So I had to reinstall again!
Now here's my problem..... it doesn't take my serial number. I've been through this before but I need help in understand "Why". It's a valid serial, I had to call Microsoft who asks me questions such as my computer brand, model number, than ask for the serial and "Bam" they give me yet another activation code. But I feel SOOOO Stupid calling them AGAIN because I just reinstalled and called less than 3 weeks ago. =0(

So here's a few questions:

What is the password for repair of Windows XP home?
How can I "FIND" the password if I need to or reset it?
Why is my serial being rejected when I call and they accept it?
"WHY" is my computer constatnly crashing when I do everything I can to keep it clean and mantained?
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A:WinXP Home.. please help me understand

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With installation disk in CD drive, asks choose between

1. c:\windows
2. f:\winnt (which is CD drive)

for either, asked to "type the administrator password"

Not sure which I should have chosen, 1 or 2

For 1, hitting Enter does nothing
For 2, hitting Enter, get error message, "the password is not valid"

I have administrator rights; there is no password. When I had logon box, I left password blank and hit Enter to logon.

How can I proceed with Repair?

A:Repair WinXP Home

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I recently did a fresh install of XP home on an HP Pavilion PC. There is plenty of memory and hdd space. Created an administrator account and 3 users. Apparently all the users are complaining of freeze ups, but the admin account has no problems at all.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? Any other experiences with this type of thing?

They have all the updates incl SP2, AVG antivirus, MS-antispyware, and ZA firewall.

Any ideas?


A:WinXP Home freeze ups

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I'm trying to help someone that cannot post because his puter freezes up ...

He wants to know how to get rid of a MS Patch he installed when it all went south ... he reverted the system back 30 days but no joy....


A:WinXP Home ver ... and MS Patch

A system restore to a prior date should have effectively removed it. Problem could be due to such things as heat or faulty ram.

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My neighbor bought a digital camera, secondhand, that came with a Win95 disk. She tried installing it today, and of course it wasn't compatable on her WinXP Home PC. I looked at the disk, it's put out by Polaroid. Went to their website in attempt of finding her an upgrade, but to no avail. Also went to cnet.com, nothing "free" there either. Any advice or secrets to share so that we can get this camera and software operational for her?

Thanks in advance!

A:Photo Max for WinXP Home?

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I have posted about this problem before but I didn't end up getting the problem fixed.
I would be interested to know if anyone else is having the same problem (which would tell me that it is a problem with IE or XP)....

The problem that I am having is that when I'm browsing the internet, the site that I'm on doesn't make any difference. I'll be sitting there waiting for the page to load, once it loads it then almost instantly goes to the IE error message "The Page Cannot Be Displayed" (problem 7 out of 10 times). Now what I'm wondering is if this could be a problem with IE or XP, and maybe there is a patch for it, or on the other hand it could be my ISP (people that I know on the same ISP have not had any of these problems, and also none of them are using XP).

If it helps, I'm in Australia using OptusNet Dial-Up, I've checked that I have all of the settings correct... proxy, DNS, etc..

Has anyone got any suggestions?

I have tried using MSN Explorer, but it does the same thing.. and I don't like the interface either

A:IE6 or a WinXP Home Ed. Problem?

First I would make sure I had all the updates installed. Then after that set your security to medium.

Then you might want to check for spy ware, trojans and a virus. This never hurts to do.

Have you tried the IE repair for XP. IT is different than it is for ME or 98.

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I have an old WinXP Home Presario 1500 laptop, which ran into problems that progressively came to the point that it wouldn't boot. When an attempt to repair the old WinXP installation came to nothing, I decided to reinstall from the original 7+ year old WinXP Home CD. All went well up to the point of the first automatic reboot. As soon as the system rebooted, it asked me to insert the disc "Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 CD" in the CD-ROM drive and press OK. The problem is that the original installation was updated to SP1 via the MS automatic update process, which left me without an SP1 download, not to mention an SP1 CD, upon its completion. Furthermore the googling that followed looking for a suitable SP1 download turned up unexpectedly dry. Thus I decided to bring this up here in the hope that someone can contribute a useful lead. Ironically I asked MS for SP2 in CD form and they responded by sending me 2 copies! So, I guess, one could be exchanged for an SP1 CD. Any takers?

A:Need WinXP Home SP1 as CD or download

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how can i get a cd for win xp home as the system never came with it and now I have to reload. I have the prioduct key on the dell pc case????

A:no cd for winxp home, but have product key

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