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(Resolved) PSP 7 & WinXP

Q: (Resolved) PSP 7 & WinXP

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


Preferred Solution: (Resolved) PSP 7 & WinXP

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A: (Resolved) PSP 7 & WinXP

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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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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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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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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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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:\WIND... Read more


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how to install winxp pro on a stripe dynamic disk created by winxp pro also?
thanks in advance =)

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Hey guys, your help and expertise will be greatly appreciated... I'm desperately
in need of assistance here...

Recently my comp is totally wrecked up, programs doesn't run like they ought to and
startup is a total havoc. My comp is also stuffed with alot of useless info and programs
and I think it is in serious need of reformatting. However I'm a total comp *****
in this and will need your CLEAR and CONCISE step-by-step explaination... sigh

This guy set up my comp for me bout 2 years ago and when he installed WinXP Pro,
i kinda remebered he ****ed up something regarding partitions. Think he made another
partition and thus my comp has been running on 2 partitions but actually only in
fact i'm utilising one... cuz its showed i only have 1 harddrive (c

So right now, i'm pondering how to totally delete EVERYHING from my comp... is tat
reformat of harddrives? I wanna wipe everything out from my comp, like its totally
cleaned and then starting from scratch, reinstall my WinXP Pro again... how can i
do that? And also considering my problem about partitions mentioned above, I would
wanna merge them together and fully utilise the 2 partitions as 1 after i reformat.
How can i do that? I really have no idea at all... I've tried searching for similar
topics but learned little from those replied suggestions.

A:How to Reformat my Hard-drive and install WinXP Pro again? I am currently using WinXP

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First go into Bios and find the boot menu make sure it is set to boot from Floppy first(if you have a floppy drive) then your cd rom then your Hard drive.

Put your windows Cd in your cd drive and save and exit from Bios.

1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
4. Read the End-User License Agreement, and then press F8.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.

Please note that during setup your computer will reboot. When it does you will be asked to press any key to boot from cd DO NOT press anything otherwise it will just start the setup again from scratch.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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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 recently built a system (not exactly state-of-the-art) to replace the aging box I had been using for a few years. I got a mobo that would support a SATA hard drive so I could enjoy the faster access and high volume. I bought a 160Gb SATA drive and got a sealed OEM version of XP Pro from the internet. I put it all together and loaded the OS, activated it online and loaded up all the updates. I slaved the old hard drive and transferred all my data to the new drive and life was good for a couple of weeks. Three nights ago, I was at the computer and got the proverbial BSOD (blue screen of death). I shut down and attempted to reboot....at least 10 times with every option..no joy.

Enough history........here's the problem:

I have a legal copy of WinXP on a HD that won't load Windows and is slaved as a data-only drive. My emergency 60Gb backup drive (new master) has a copy of WinXP that is of "questionable origin" and that has never been activated officially that I got from a guy at work.
I want to "legalize" the current XP installation by booting from the legal XP CD and repairing the installation from the menu........Can I do this without losing data?? Or, is there a better way to get legal?

A:WinXP Pro bogus to WinXP legal without losing data

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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 know there is an option in WinXP to recover lost system files using the WinXP CD and choosing the upgrade option while installing. It has worked for me many a time. Is there a way to do it in a non booting WinXP....Here what I mean is an Xp which has got some files corrupted so badly that it wont boot.

Am just trying a new method for it. Will come up with it later. But for now can you people let me know if already there is a option to do that.

A:Repair install WinXP in a non Booting WinXP.

Did you try Disk Defragmenter?

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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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Having a major problem. Re-built a PC for someone:
*new*ECS M400 board
*new*512mb DDR
Kyro II 64mb vid-card
Western Digital 40gb HD
Lite-On DVD burner
32X CD-Rom
56k modem
AC97 onboard sound
1ghz Athlon

Went to boot up just to make sure everything worked and it would get to the XP slpash screen (with the blue staus bar). As soon as it tried to initialize the desktop/log-on screen it would shut down immediatley.

Booted from the WinXP cd to do a new install. Made it to the "ready to install" screen (options to press ENTER oto install, repair etc..). It dies immediatley if you press enter.

Removed the HD and placed it in another PC and did a quick format. Placed back into case, tried to install from the CD again...same result.

Apparently the boot sector on the HD remains as when I tried to boot up it said something to the effect of "NTDLSR.??? not found ctrl+alt+del to restart"

After all this I discovered that it (previous XP install) may have been infected with a form of the sasser virus (lsasse.exe errors). So do I need to do a full format, and could this be causing the shutdowns whenever it tried to boot originally and now when it tries to access the HD to do a fresh install?

Whew!! That was a mouthful!!

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:PC shuts down at WinXP startup, can't reinstall WinXP

look to your bios settings. remember to disable cpc override, if given the option. if you truly think it's the hdd then download and run a utility that wipes the drive completely.

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How do I merge winxp hotfixes so as to create a new winxp sp2 cd with all the hotfixes?

Thanks in advance

A:procedure for slipstreaming winxp hotfixes into winxp sp2 cd

Use nLite

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Hello - I'm hoping someone can help me here...

(For info I'm running Windows XP SP2)

Problem 1) I've recently discovered that I hae Pipas.a virus which I can't seem to remove. I regularly run Spybot S&D and SE Adaware, also run Macafee Firewall and Virusscan and generally keep the PC spyware free. How can I go about removing Pipas.a?

Problem 2) Real player doesn't seem to want to stream anything anymore, saying 'Cannot detect Winsock - please remove old internet software and start again' - WMP streams OK but not Real Player. I've tried the 'netsh reset winsock cataogue' but the problem comes back, particularly when Mcafee tries to update and says the winsock is incorrect and attempts to load one for Windows 95!!

Problem 3) When trying to use the guided help on the Microsoft website to correct the Winsock error I get 'TCP/IP setting is incorrect'

Can anyone help - I'm tearing my hair out here!! Recently had a couple of viruses picked up and removed by Mcafee, also a couple removed by Spybot and when this happened it seems like I lost my previous System restore points...

Any help would be fantastic!


A:3 problems with my WinXP [Moved over from WinXP forum]

Paul, the fact that your pc was found positive for a virus, makes it imperative that we deal with this issue before anything else. Please follow the instructions of this thread: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...kthis-log.html, and post your resulting HJT log in this part of our forum: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

We'll deal with any remaining issues after you are deemed clean by the Security Experts.

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Hello. Does anyone know if USB drivers written for Windows XP will work with Windows XP Embedded?

A:WinXP / WinXP Embedded USB Driver Interoperability

XP Embedded is supposedly a componentized version of Window XP. It's intended for OEM's developing an embedded computer, usually for some industrial or large commercial application, rather than your run-of-the-mill PC.

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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 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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Hey all ...

After reformatting and reinstalling XP on a Dell I've run into a strange behavior I've not seen before. Sometime after I finished installing the drivers for the system I am seeing this intermittent window that says (to the effect) certain system files have been modified and Windows needs the Windows SP2 disk inserted. When I do this, the message goes away. In fact, the message will go away on it's own sometimes. However, this intermittent message does keep popping up. At first I thought it was only when new hardware was added. Now, the user of the machine told me it pops up when they open IE (sometimes). It's usually followed immediately by a few pop ups say "windows protection error" (no not a blue screen, just a window that you can close out) and in that window it warns that the Windows disk is not inserted.

The only difference with the Windows install on this Dell (vs. all the others) is that I used a homemade install disk with the SATA drivers slipstreamed onto the disk. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it. I installed the remaining drivers onto the system immediately after install so I'm not sure if this prompt/error existed before, after, or both before and after I installed the additional system drivers.

Anyone seen something like this before? Remedies? Thanks much in advance!

A:WinXP SP2 keeps prompting for WinXP SP2 disk?

What SP version is on the CD?

For example, if you have SP1 on the CD, upgraded to SP2, this is typical of what you can see.

Also if the install location in the registry is incorrect, you can also get this error.

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I just installed a second WinXP in the same partition on my notebook; with other words there are now two WinXP OS on the partition. Both do fine. I want to get rid of the one which was first there. Before im going to do that I want to be able to access all the programs which are running under the first WinXP OS. How can I achieve that?

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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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Hello, I am trying to help my brother fix his computer, which is a Compaq Presario running WinXP Home. Apparently while surfing the net he was suddenly barraged with pop-ups and attempted installs. There were so many he could not remember what the attempted installs were. To stop this, he tried using the task manager to end a lot of the pop ups that kept coming back up after closing them. While doing this, Norton Anti-Virus came up with a Bloodhound warning then quickly disappeared on its own. This was followed by a new dialog box (I'm assuming it was a dialog box from the way he described it to me, it did not sound like any log off window I have seen before) that prompted him to log off. He logged off and is now unable to log back in.

The computer boots to the blue login screen, but there is nothing there except the WinXP logo. He has control of the mouse but no keyboard input seems to work (though he does have power to the keyboard). We have tried booting in safe mode, command prompt, and last known config, but get the same thing. The computer ignores the restore CD during boot, and we have verified the CDROM as the first boot device in BIOS. Any ideas?

Let me know if you need more info. I have tried to be as thorough as possible but am not at his computer. We are communicating by phone and he does not know a lot about computers in general, so sorry if the details are somewhat vague. Any help is appreciated.


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i am using win xp sp2 and when i scan using "adware away" i get two conditions which give me dounts


I would like to know wht is this ?? for in those 2 lines....because as far i i know thr should be no ?? present before them.

Is this any sort of virus, trojan or keylogger.

How should i rectify this.


A:\??\F:\WINXP\system32\csrss.exe on winxp

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I used the CCleaner program last week to clean up my computer and after I re-booted my computer the "system32" window popped up. So everytime I restart my computer now that window pops up. How do I get rid of it and how do I keep it from happening again?

Thank You


A:system32 window resolved(RESOLVED)

Could you be more specific ? "system 32 window" doesn't really give us much.

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Hope you can help. I have a laptop running on winxp sp2. Recently I'm having problems with it: upon boot up, the winxp logo appears normally but it takes about 2-3mins before it reaches the novell login screen.

My issue has already been cleared by Reid in the HJT forum . No malware-related problems were found.

Hope you can help.


A:winxp slow from winxp welcome screen to logon screen

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Hi there.
I just reinstalled on my computer winXP and SP3, but now I cannot use my wireless connection which has WPA encryption. When I try to connect an error message appear:

Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in the range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again.
but the network is working

can you give me some advices hot to connect to my wireless?

thanks a lot

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Q: WinXP


So a while back my computer started being wierd.
Using GMAIL, Google Talk, Google Chrome, anything that uses Flash, any sort of in-browser video (blogTV, youtube, google video, etc, etc), and encrypting or decrypting compressed archives causes my screen to freeze. However, the programs will run in the background, and my mouse will move about the screen. Clicking the close button, hitting ALT-F4, nothing works to close the programs. Though they continue to run, and the mouse continues to move, I am unable to interact with them.

In addition, all attempts to format and reinstall XP fails when the program freezes on the initial blue screen that says "Windows Setup". Also, whenever someone on the network prints, I get a Stop Error which points to an issue with my USB wireless network card driver.

I believe most of these issues stem from AdobeAIR messing with my winsock stack. Also, I believe that the encryption/decryption issue is most likely unrelated - the files are large and the program is old.

I've run memtestx86 3 times, defragged my hard drive and run CheckDisk, run DXDiag, flashed my CMOS, updated all my drivers, run 4 different virus and spyware removal tools: AVG, Spybot, Super Anti-Spyware, Avast! Antivirus. Also, I've run HighjackThis, and RegCleaner. Nothing finds or shows ANYTHING bad.

I'm at a loss. At this point, I'm resorting to drastic measures. I'll be removing my harddrive and taking it to my friend's house, wher... Read more

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when the time to lot the window a black screen came out...asking to continue the window in some option such as..safe mode with networking...safe mode with comand promt..and 2 other option..........

Y? can some one the me......

it first becam elike that after an sudden shut down of the com.....(no electric)

A:why i cant get in to my winxp sp2

that was the boot menu, it was asking you how you wanted to boot into windows. so what option did you choose and what happened?

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do i have to upgrade to sp2 i've heard good and bad reports about this, and do not want to mess up my computer and then have to pay for it to be fixed only know basic computing. thanks for any replys

A:winxp sp2

you need to keep up with all updates

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