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XP Professional Crashed after adjusting screen settings in property

Q: XP Professional Crashed after adjusting screen settings in property

Dear people i am in trouble!

I just installed windows XP Professional on my compaq p.c, However when i went into right click Properties and went into screen adjusting it crashed and came up on my computer screen no signal! and as i try and restart it its fine then before i come onto my desktop it goes black and says no signal!!
I dont know what the problem is or what to do?, can anyone help?

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A: XP Professional Crashed after adjusting screen settings in property

Press and release F8 continually as soon as you power up the PC, this will get you to a menu, select 'Enable VGA mode' and press Enter.

Once at the desktop change the Display settings back to ones that worked before then reboot normally and you should be ok.

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i am unable to change my property setting from 8bits to 64bits

ihave a dell dimensionn computer from 2004 home edition and i have

a service pack2 installed.

A:property settings

Are you talking about in Display Properties? Do you have the proper drivers installed?

BTW, you really should be running the latest service pack which is SP3.

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I have been downloading large files via Rapidshare without problem. Today I scanned my system through the Pitstop site. The scan suggested I improve my security settings and I used their automatic option to do so as I do not know enough about it to do it myself manually.I went to download a large estimate a few minutes ago and when I entered my user name and password, got an info box stating the "Your security settings do not allow you to send HTML forms. I believe the changes have to be made somewhere in the "Advanced" tab under "Options" in I.E Tools but have no idea what changes are required. AS I have to check these documents rather urgently I would appreciate it if someone could advise me in this regard. TYIA, Mchaggis.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Adjusting Security Settings In I.e.

If you go to Internet option under extra and than programs you can click Recover websettings. This will bring IE back to default settings.

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How do I adjust the setting of the camera please?  I am told its (a) a bit fuzzy although it is clean and (b) not close up enough i.e. I want it to show my head and shoulders only rather than from waist up and most of the room.  ThanksIf you need the model number it says Model 15-aw008AX but also says Model 3165NGW

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Hi all.. nice easey quickie for someone here

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 which has been running since I got it at 1024x768 with no problems. However I need to run it at 800x600 for a short while. I can obvioulsy change the resolution no probloem in display properties/settings but once I do that I'm left with a desktop in the middel of the actual screen with about a 1inch wide black band all round it. I don't have a manual so I can't figure how to adjust it... anybody know??

Many thanks

A:Adjusting display settings..

There is a function key to do it. Look for one with a Screen on it. You can also set it in the BIOS

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Bought new 8gb ram and adjusted clock settings 11-11-11-30 after that pc won't boot up. I hear fans running on and that's all.
Tried reseting cmos, doesn't help.
Tried inserting old rams. Fans keeps turning on and off.
Ran pc without ram, heard 3 beeps.
When adjusting clock changed multiplier from 8: 1067hz to 10: 1333hz

A:PC won't boot up after adjusting ram clock settings

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I was enjoying setting up my new HTPC and attempted to adjust the NVIDIA control panel settings from 720p to 1080p and lost video to the HDTV. I have attempted to get the settings that worked back and have adjusted the Windows and NVIDIA display settings but cannot find a working combination (not even at the original 720p). Is there a way that I can reset both the Windows and NVIDIA display settings so that I can get the video working again? It seems to me that these settings are in conflict. Video card is EVGA GeForce 8400 GS....

A:No video to Samsung PDP530 over HDMI after adjusting NVIDIA Settings

Uninstall all of the NVidia drivers including the console. When you reinstall, it will default to the correct Resolution again.

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hi everyone,

I cannot edit the properties pannel for 'Application system' (named: COMSysApp) in COM+ Application folder, in Local computer, in Components services.
My OS is a WIN 7 Home premium Service pack 1, 64 bit .

-My question is how to make editable this pannel.-

In other words, most of tabs for thise pannel are shown in greyed-out.
COM+ applications are vital for the security of all system, so I need to manage those.

Could you show me how resolve this issue, by Services component tool and with Regedit?
I'm the administrator of Pc and I run all administrative tools as Administrator.

Is it possible the solution is about user priviliges, maybe in Regedit or what else?

I need to manage ALL services on my PC for security.

(Moreover, I tried to close manually, by Win firewall, the ports for the services in grey out, but it's impossible to do. Seems the firewall rules are ineffecctive. On network
monitor, indeed, in the section of listening port, on descriprion appears something like that: impossible to firwalled it.

I'm quitly worried about this.

I read somewhere, the solution it could be running as System in my Pc but for Home Edition I cannot understand how to do that.)

Any idea?

Lv A1

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I have had my laptop for nearly half a year now and I just recently found an HDMI cable in an old junk box that can be connected from my widescreen Samsung DLP to my Laptop. The problem is that when I set my TV to be the main display the task bar does not fit on screen and I can barely see it. Another problem is when I play my games or watch videos they also appear to be bigger then what my screen is. I cant even see the exit or minus button when I make my windows/browsers in full screen. I have tried changing the screen resolution, but that doesn't work either. I then thought it might be my TV but it does not give my the option to change its aspect ratio.

I there solution to my little problem? Like a download or a program that is naturally in the computer that can adjust the aspect ratio (not resolution) manually for extended displays? And the resolution is on its recommended settings by the way.

A:I need help with adjusting my screen.

What is the graphics card on your laptop? Both AMD and nVidia cards have overscan options in their software which should give you the capability to adjust your display size manually until it fits. Also check that you're outputting the correct resolution for your TV.

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Hello! I have been having trouble with the brighntess not adjusting on my Lenovo Yoga 920-13IKB.I initially tried all the methods suggested on the lenovo support website with no luck.I then went to best buy (which is where i purchased the computer) and was told there was nothing they could do because it was a hardware issue since i had already tried everything on the support site. The gentleman kindly gave me the lenovo customer service number and so i called the next day.The first call went smoothly, the gentleman updated my driver and the brightness worked. Unfortunately that only lasted 2 days so i gave lenovo another call. The second gentleman kindly uninstalled and reinstalled my driver (as stated in the support website, which i had already done) and so the brightness worked.. AGAIN for only 2 days.i proceed to call a third time, but this time the customer service representative, rudely raised her voice at me over the phone. She wanted to access my computer to update my drivers AGAIN and i mentioned i had previously called twice and on both occassions they did the exact same thing with she wanted to do. She then gave me a very smart-mouthed answer basically telling me to ship in my computer so that they can fix it. i kindly asked if i would be able to ship it at a later date because i needed it for school. She then rudely answered me that i  then needed to call back when i was ready to ship my computer and ended my call. I was very displeased with the way ... Read more

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I have a HP laptop. Its screen it very bright. I want to dim the screen brightness. The keyboard keys doesnt help much it and i cant figure anything in settings section. Kindly help me with it.

A:Adjusting screen brightness

Hello Saniahasni Please tell us the full model number of your laptop and the operating system used. HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number

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How can I change my default resolution on my monitor so it doesn't everyday

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I installed 8 on my wife's laptop, she plays several games through FB, She has to lower the screen size to 75% to play Words w Friends. There is no place to do this when FB has been pinned to the Start. Any suggestions.

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Until recently, I was always able to adjust my monitor's screen resolution. Now whenever I try to adjust it to 2048 by 1536 pixels (the most resolution), I get an error message that says:


HF: 95.4 kHz
VF: 60.0 Hz


HF: 30-70 kHz
VF: 50-160 Hz

What does all this mean? Why can't I do something simple like set my screen resolution?

Help would be appreciated... thanks.

A:Adjusting screen resolution

That's a pretty high resolution. Sometimes resolutions are listed that a monitor doesn't support. Where you able to set it there before?

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Hi! My Lenovo Yoga 710 14-IKB is now stuck on medium brightness and I canīt change it. I have tried to disable and enable generic PhP drivers and rebooting. Brightness adjusting was working fine 3 hours ago but now when I booted up my laptop, it wasnīt working.

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well when my laptop is plugged in it shows maxiumum brightness, but when its not plugged in it become brighter, yet brightness setting shows in the middle, for not plugged in, how can i get the plugged in brightness to equal unplugged brightness, and I have tried changing power settings.

A:Screen Brightness adjusting help

First of all, please specify maker and model of your laptop. Some vendors could have their own third party replacements for some functions.

Also, please go to Control Panel - Power Options - on the right side of your current active power plan select "Change plan settings" - in the next window click "Change ADVANCED power settings" - then navigate to - Display - Display brightness and check percentage.

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After upgrading the OS to windows 10, the fn keys (f9 and f10) for adjusting the screen brightness are not working. I have already updated the driver of the keyboard to the latest version and there is no problem in ajusting the screen brightness in the display setting panel. Please help.

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Hey Friends,
I have Samsung Sync 15000:1 19' inch LCD Monitor with Native Resolution of 1600x900 & Windows 7 is installed in my PC.
Last time i was playing GTA & Suddenly PC Switched off Automatically due to Power cut.
After that i started PC & saw that 1600x900 Resolution is going out of screen.... & i cant even Adjust it through Monitor Buttons!!!
I Tried System Restore but even that didnt Helped
I changed Graphic Card of NVidea 9400GT to GeForce 7025 & yet 1600x900 is going out of screen
& now only 1280x1024 Resolution can be adjusted to see everything Properly........ But its not as sharp as 1600x900 was
i want that back!!! Can anyone tell me Solution?????
Even Re Installing Graphic Drivers Didn't Help me!!

A:Problem in Adjusting Screen Resolution

Do you have the latest drivers for your monitor installed?

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I decreased the brightness of my screen by pressing fn and the down arrow there are no more bars showing. when visiting some websites i feel some type of brightness sensation in my eyes. are there any updates for this type of software for brightness and light
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:V570 - screen still bright after adjusting the bar...

I've updated your post with the V570 model number based on your prior forum postings.  I assume that the V570 is the model you are referring to in this post?
As for your issue I have one suggestion.... have you tried disabling the Adaptive Brightness setting in Windows if available?  Here is a link that explains how.....

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I decreased the brightness of my screen by pressing fn and the down arrow there are no more bars showing. when visiting some websites i feel some type of brightness sensation in my eyes. are there any updates for this type of software for brightness and light

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Hey guys,
I've been looking for a program to adjust my screen resolution. I'm connecting my computer to a TV, unfortunately either my graphics card or the TV suck. I used to have a program with which I was able to set my custom screen resolution. Does anyone know of such a program?

Thanks in advance!

A:Program for adjusting screen resolution

try this one


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I am having trouble adjusting the screen display. For example, on this screen where it says Home Podcast or Forum Rules, the lines are squeezed together so the lines overlap each other. Can someone help me adjust the screen display so I get a more realistic image? It is an adjustment issue but I do not know what to adjust or how to adjust the image.

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Here are the screen image details and monitor info's.

General Information :
Product ID : ACR024E
Model : V213HL
Serial Number : LSJ0D0018513
Manufacture : Week 5of2012
Video Input Type : Analogic
Max. Horiz./Vert. Size : 48 cm / 29 cm
Monitor Size : 22.1 inches (estimated)
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Gamma Factor : 2.2
DPMS Active-Off : No
DPMS Suspend : Yes
DPMS Standby : Yes
EDID Version : 1.3

Features :
Maximum Resolution : 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Horizontal frame rate : 31 - 83 kHz
Vertical frame rate : 56 - 76 Hz
Bandwidth : 170 MHz

A:Having Trouble Adjusting Screen Image

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I'm unable to adjust the screen brightness on my Yoga 920.  It's stuck.  The F11 and F12 keys do nothing. I have updated the BIOS.  I have reinstalled the driver.  When I do so, it fixes the problem ... until the next time the laptop goes to sleep or shuts down.  Then, when it comes back on, the brightness is stuck at wherever it was before. If I then reinstall the driver *again*, it fixes the problem ... until the next sleep/shutdown, when the problem reappears. A Lenovo support agent told me the only thing to do is a hard reset on the machine, restoring it to factory condition.  Obviously I'd rather not deal with that hassle if there's a less destructive way to fix the problem. Ideas?  Suggestions? 

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I purchased a new computer the other day and it is running Windows 10 Home. One thing that's annoying me is that when I adjust the screen brightness through Control Panel it keeps getting undone. I don't want to squint when I look at my screen. I keep having to increase the brightness all the time. How can I set the brightness and have it stick? Thanks.

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I was adjusting my battery settings on my laptop and now my screen has gone much darker. I cant seem to locate a brightness adjustment in the control panel. Can anyone make a suggestion? The laptop is a lennovo ibm thinkpad.

A:Solved: adjusting screen brightness

actually, i think i just figured it out. I had changed the setting to maximum battery life. Just switched it back to maximum performance and issue went away

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AOC 2353 monitor, on windows 7 has a recommended resolution of 1920 by 1080

when it is set here I notice even the desktop boots up quick and efficient. opposed to when it is set at 1600 by 900. which is best on the eyes.

problem with 1920 by 1080 is that the folders and print are far too minute to see.

this is with Intel onboard video, from the processor.

is there a way to expand the text and folders? browsers can be zoomed

would having a video card help?

A:adjusting screen resolution - AOC monitor

If you go into the advanced display settings, you can increase the size of items and fonts and can "bold" the text.
I've got bad eyes, so I do this every time I set up one of my computers after I install the Windows operating system.

The native resolution for my 27" monitors is 1920 X 1080.
This is an example of what my desktop looks like after changing the display settings.
As you can see, the icons and text are noticeably larger and bolder than they would be from using the default settings.
(click image to enlarge and view it)


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Hi everyone!
I have a problem when i start using Win7 and adjust my screen resolution...
when i adjust the resolution to 1206x682 or higher, the whole windows become larger and eventually become larger than my screen. So i can see only part of my taskbar. However, this will not happen when i use XP.
Is this normal?
At this time i can't use any video editing software as they require 1024x768 or higher resolution, what should i do?
Sorry for my poor English. I am still an English learner.

when i set to a higher resolution in XP, the icons are smaller and the size of the windows doesnt change. But when i do this in 7, the size of icons doesnt change but the whole windows become larger.
In 1820x720: (im using a Chinese Win7)

but in 1206x682:

A:Problem when adjusting screen resolution

Hi Son, welcome to the forums Hereis a link to the drivers for you're video card NVIDIA DRIVERS 257.21 WHQL if you post a little more info on you're system we may be able to help you further

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So I bought a new netbook for work travel recently and loaded a program that I need to use. Program runs fine and all, however the prescribed screen resolution for the program is 1024x768 and the netbook (with Windows 7 HE and an Intel GMA 3150) doesn't seem to want to go past 1024x600. Does anyone perhaps have a thought or a way to get 7 to display more here? I don't mind if I even just need to scroll around to get to all the material, but right now its just cutting off part of the program making it impossible to work on some of it.

A:Adjusting Netbook Screen Resolution

Hi Orion3,

While your 1024x768 program is a standard 4:3 aspect ratio, 1024x600 is a widescreen aspect ratio (16:9) as many netbooks have. I'm pretty sure that if 600 is the maximum pixel height it can display but you still need to match the 4:3 aspect ratio program, then you'll have to go down to 800x600 rather than up. Try that and let me know how it works.


Windows Outreach Team

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Update: Sorry I posted an old HJT log. Newest one is up.

My friend's computer had this infected on her computer. It would show a page saying illegal activity has been found. I took her tower home to clean the virus. However, when I booted the computer there was no sign of the virus anywhere. The desktop screen was normal. The computer was still a mess though. Tons of toolbars installed, no anti-virus, malware, or spyware software installed. It was extremely overloaded with startup programs and would boot/shut down slow.

So I started cleaning it using the following tools:

TuneUp Utilities 2013
Malwarebytes Anti Malware
Spybot S&D

I had trouble installing MSE. It would keep giving me an error and would not finish installation. I noticed there were files left from Norton and McAfee Anti Virus that came with the computer. So I downloaded the Removal Utilities for each of those previous anti-virus. I was able to install MSE fine after that and it detected 3 trojans which were cleaned.

It's running much better now but I think there still some nasty stuff leftover.

When I run 'dds.scr' the two log files that are supposed to show up on the desktop never do. I am not sure why. Also when I started scan the C drive with GMER halfway through BSOD popped up.

I will post the HiJackThis Log along with the error message from GMER.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:41:52 PM, on 5/25/2013
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00... Read more

A:Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Screen

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Windows XP Home
RealPlayer 10.5

Ok, I used to have RealPlayer and all it's junk till I wised up
and removed it from my system over a year ago.

However, I recently installed the basic RealPlayer (that is...only allowing
the features that I needed for video/audio) in order to watch NASA TV
e.g. DEEP IMPACT and today's DISCOVERY launch.

My question is regarding why, when I mute or adjust the volume on
the RealPlayer, that it also does the same to the computer's Volume
Control (Speaker Icon in System Tray...Wave setting).

I had been viewing on the RealPlayer, muted the sound and then later
was wondering why I was not able to hear any of my videos, music, etc.
The thought occurred to me to check the Speaker Icon and, sure enough,
there was a check at Wave>>Mute.

Is there a setting I can check/uncheck that will allow RealPlayer and
Computer volume to be independent of one another?

Thank you,

A:Adjusting RealPlayer volume affects Comp volume settings

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My eyes are getting pretty old but I spend a lot of time on the computer. I am having trouble seeing the small fonts on my mail, facebook etc. When I go to make it bigger by right clicking on my desktop, selecting personalize, display settings... but every setting I use distorts the picture. What is a good setting for people who need a little bit bigger writing? Or is there a better way?

A:Adjusting screen setting for poor eyes

Hey, welcome, try this. press control key and press the plus key til you see the size you want, when done, press control key and the 0 key to put back at your original setting . Post back if this works for you.

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my aspire v3-572-746F stopped adjusting screen brightness after i upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1, i ve tried the update driver option to basic display adapter, it didnt work. i ve also tried changing monitor from non-PnP to PnP monitor, yet it didnt work, please i need help to correct this issue, cos my screen brightness just remained at highest, it will not be adjusted and this drains my battery faster than ever before. i will be grateful for any help i'ld get.

A:my aspire v3-572-746F stopped adjusting screen bri...

Have you installed Acer Quick Access?http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Application/Quick%20Access/Quick%20Access_Acer_2.00.3006_W10...

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On 31st Jan 2019 the screen driver was automatically updated. Since then, i can no longer adjust the screen brightness. Any suggestions? 

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Hi everyone, I have a pretty weird tech problem.

What happens is, whenever I adjust my monitor's brightness (from its physical buttons) the screen turns black. However the monitor is still on, the LED is still green and the computer is still responsive, the screen just turns black.

I can use the computer just fine, as long as I don't try to adjust anything. If I do want to change something, I have to change the values a little, then restart, change them again, restart until I have the values I want. This problem appeared when I tried to adjust the brightness by keeping the + button pressed down, so it increased quickly.

Is this indicative of a dying monitor ? It is pretty old, it's an LG L1750SQ, 17 inch LCD, it's over 4 years old. Also, I do not believe the video card to the problem, since it stays pretty cool, it has a good heatsink on it.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 30521 MB, Free - 4273 MB; D: Total - 61043 MB, Free - 37894 MB; F: Total - 61051 MB, Free - 27826 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A8R-MVP, Rev 1.xx, MB-1234567890
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

EDIT: Now it's happening even without adjusting anything. I'll ... Read more

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Hello guys, I am not seeing the 'screen brightness' adjustment on this pc though? Normally it would be at the bottom of the Power Plan window. Pressing the FN key and using the up and down arrows or f4 or f5 keys doesn't do it either, help?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 N5040 Adjusting screen brightness?

mikehende,Reinstall the video card drivers. You may also want to install the chipset drivers first, reboot the machine and then reinstall the video card drivers.

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I am trying to rebuild a Windows Live Mail account after a drive crashed. I've listed my non-working settings below.
My email address is [email protected]
Here are my current tab settings which are not working:
Name: [email protected]
E-mail address: [email protected]
Include this account when receiving mail or synchronizing is checked
Incoming mail: imap.live.com
Outgoing mail: smtp.live.com
Log on using clear text authentication is checked.
My server requires authentication is not checked
Outgoing mail (SMTP):25
Incoming mail (IMAP): 143
Secure connection (SSL) is not checked
Do any of you see the problem? I appreciate your time with this.

A:Help with live mail settings after crashed hd

Try these settings and see if it helps:

For the incoming server, select IMAP from the dropdown.
For the incoming server address, enter imap-mail.outlook.com and change the port number to 993.
Select Requires a secure connection (SSL).
For Authenticate using, select Clear text from the dropdown.
For Log-on username, enter the full email address.
For the outgoing mail server address, enter smtp.live.com and change the port to 587.
Select Requires a secure connection (SSL) and Requires authentication.

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Can anyone tell me how to tranfer my old programs settings and accounts from an XP insallation that no longer boots to a newly installed winXP on a seperate HDD. Both physical drives are in the same computer and the old "crashed OS HDD" is still accesseible from windows when booted from new HDD, all files and OS seem to be in tact, however the old drive will not boot( error at startup "BOOT DISK FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER") It seems that only the boot sector is damaged or missing though because all disk checks find no errors and I can write to and read from disk fine, I can even run programs on the disk by creating shortcuts on my new install. Any advice would be greatly Appreciated.

A:need to recover progs and settings from crashed XP

Can anyone help me???

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I have first been getting these problems when I downloaded Comodo IS Pro. Apparently when I approached them for help,the technician did not reply to me after telling me to install.

Thus I did a system restore and the computer could load in normal mode(however the screen,etc loaded slow like hell.)

Yesterday, I downloaded comodo firewall and something familiar appeared

From Problem Reports and solution, these are the service that crashed:

4X svchost.exe
1X lsm.exe
1X sandboxie.exe
1X wininit.exe

But guard32.dll from comodo is the module causing it according to Problem Reports and Solution, but anyone knows why and how to solve it?

A:Svchost crashed, windows start up crashed, local session manager crashed

Have you tried uninstalling Commodo to see if it is causing the problem?

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My friend has a windows 7 HP computer bought from PC World in September. Today, when switching it on a screen came up saying - "searching for video programmes" (or something to that effect). We turned the computer off and back on again and it asked for all the details to set up the computer as though it was brand new. It now seems to have lost everything and taken itself back to factory settings. The man at PC World says the computer would not do this without it being told to manually - but it WASN'T.

Surely he is not right??


The PC World man is now taking a look at it to see what he can do.

A:Windows 7 crashed and took itself back to factory settings

The searching for video programmes sounds like the clean install screen.
"Setup is checking video performance"

Check out this link, I believe this is the one you saw.

If so someones actually went through an entire clean install on the machine or the hp recovery, no doubt about it.

If the drive was partitioned when the clean install was put on it, then perhaps you will have your photos etc.

Only way to find out if to finish the install(wont hurt) and then check my computer for two seperate drives a.k.a C:\ + D:\ etc.

If a second drive isnt appearing in my computer then go back to the windows menu bottom left, right click "My Computer", goto "Manage". This will open a new window, on the left hand side select "Disk Management"

You are looking for an image similar to the one below
If you have 2 seperate drives and one ISNT HP Recovery, then right click it and go to "Assign/Change drive letter" and give it a letter like X or Z.

If you see only C:\ and a hp recovery drive your files are gone, sorry.

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The windows 2000 that I was running stopped booting due to a corrupt system file. I therefore reinstalled windows. It seems to have worked, but now my window is only half the size of the monitor. I've tinkered with the display settings, but I cannot change the pixal settings, or adjust the window to monitor ratio. Any suggestions on how to fit the window to the monitor screen? (this is a labtop and thus the monitor does not have it's own menues and settings).



A:Windows 2000 Professional and monitor settings


What Make and Model is it?

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I'm not entirely sure when this started, but at some point in the last month, something relating to the speech API control panel became rather busted. The result is that I can no longer change the default Sapi5 voice.

Upon opening the speech properties from Control Panel, I get this:
The requested task cannot be carried out because the necessary engine could not be created. Please select a different engine and/or a different audio device.

After clicking OK, I'm still taken to the normal speech properties window. I can then change the voice as expected. The problem occurs if I click OK, or even Cancel for that matter:
An exception occurred while trying to run "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Speech\sapi.cpl",Speech"
After I click OK, I discover that changes to voice settings are not saved.

I've read this article:
but was unable to download the hotfix. However, I did delete the mentioned directory and am still experiencing the same problem.
If anyone has any suggestions, I'm listening. I can't seem to find anything particularly helpful on google.

A:Cannot change speech recognition or TTS settings in XP professional

hi, don't have an answer but i have a question ,why cant you download the hotfix ,what error or reason is given

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I have a Dell Latitude E6500 with Windows 7 Professional 64bit installed and I use a Dell optical USB mouse plugged into it while docked. However, whenever I set the mouse settings it will never save them! I have to set the pointer speed every time I reboot? Any idea why?

A:Win7 Professional won't save mouse settings

No i don't know what's wrong but have you tried reinstalling the mouse driver software yet?

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Hey! I have a problem here, i'm trying to recover some data for a friend, i took his hard drive out of his laptop and hooked it up, but the docs and settings folder is denied. I'm running XP Home Sp2, and i've looked around on the net before coming here.

All of the sites so far have said that you need to take ownership of the folder, so i dled and installed security configuration manager, restarted, and sure enough i could see the security tab on every folder on all three of my hard drives and the laptop hard drive, EXCEPT the Docs and settings folder...so i tried the hard drive itself,...i went in and changed ownership to myself with all subcontainers as well, still no luck.....

and ive tried in safe mode as well, which didn't do anything

A:Access Denied - Documents and Settings on crashed hard drive

Probably sounds stupid, but did you check the properties of the folder to see if it's read/write protected or encrypted?

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Hi Folx

Am new & exhausted and prob not making much sense. Last night I followed instructions to reset I/E to defaul settings. This worked a treat and I was home & dry!!! Victory dancing all around!!

Today I get brave and go to my Facebook page (after having my googlemail account stoPped after suspicious activity - another story) to alert folx of contact changes (can't get to email contacts) The system STOPPED in its tracks (is this crashing?) Internet connection went, I/E stopped completely!!! Could do nothing!!! Also, last night I carried out 32 updates from ms..........May this have something to do with it?

Sorry for waffle - am shattered

Please help if you can


A:Reset I/E to default settings - worked fine then crashed after facebook

It's hard to say what the problem may be based on your description, but have you run virus scans or ruled out malware? If you need help with virus scanning and removal, you'll have to create a new post in the Virus forum after following these steps

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hello all....Well AOL(another odd Loss)program I believe is causing my system to hang on boot(It was looking for a deleted file,AOL spyware protection and was causing my computer to debugg itself;from the event log).I need to load a boot disk(I found a set and am trying to transfer the files onto disk but the computer is saying that 1,440 kb will not fit onto a 1.44 mb disk;capacity full)from 1 computer to another. ANYWAY,how do I get these computers of mine to cooperate with me????? It will not boot in safe mode;it hangs at loading personal settings.Thank you for your help!!!

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What are the default settings for Windows 7 Professional including the log in as type? It is being used as a server for now. For example is DNS Client Auto/Started with /Network Services?

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