I have a user who only has four recenlty used documents on her recently used documents list in Windows XP (she is not using any service packs). Is anyone able to tell me how to increase the number of items in the list?Policy Settings for the Start Menu in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292504 There is a section to allow Max Number of Recent Documents.
quot; I have administrator privileges, and I'm the only one logged on. I have been reading several posts about this, and it appears that it is a genuine bug in Windows XP. Apparently, the other person or program is none other than explorer.exe, the freakin windows shell. The "fix" that people quote is: 1. open a command prompt (dos window) 2. goto task manager, kill explorer.exe 3. delete, rename, or move the file using the command line 4. restart explorer.exe via "New Task" in the task manager This is hardly a fix in my book. This problem is so frustrating that I'm actually considering going back to Windows 2000. There is one other fix that I've seen quoted: using Process Explorer (from www.sysinternals.com), find all and kill all handles to the file
hi, I have upgraded windows me to windows xp pro, the upgrade went fine although i had to uninstall a few application that worked in ME and will not work in XP. After the upgrade, i ran movie (avi format) from cd-rom in Windows Media Player, the movie shows a significant lag and is very irritating. i wonder is it a windows xp upgrade issue or a windows media player issue ? Any ideas are appreciated. famUpdated the Video Driver and problem solved. I was able to run movie from DVD-Drive for 5 hours continously without any lag in Windows Media Player.
I have a Folder in Windows XP called Log File and in that directory is a Folder Called Watchdog. That folder has 19 files with the extention .wdl Can anyone tell me what it is and what it does. My system keeps rebooting when not in use and Windows tells me it could be those files. I don't want to delete them until I know what they do.Could be your antivirus software. What are you using for AV?
When my system is done booting up, it opens two folders BIN and COMMON, how can I stop these files from automatically opening every time I turn on my computer?Hi Alan, How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP [Q310560] http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310560 HOW TO: Perform Advanced Clean-Boot Troubleshooting in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=316434
I am unable to update the Windows XP and Driver Updates under the Pick UPdates And Service. when I click on either one it brongs the scan button page. Has anyone else seen this problem in Windows XP?Fred, going here. http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp Then click on the Arrow Scan for Updates. See what happens.
How do you turn off these annoying balloon tips in Windows XP? I've tried using the regedit and placing a "0" in the DWORD Value, but that does not work. Any suggestions?How do you turn off these annoying balloon tips in Windows XP? I've tried using the regedit and placing a "0" in the DWORD Value, but that does not work. Any suggestions? ========================== View>Explorer Bar>Unchect: Tip of the Day. Bruce
Hi guy's here is a question for you. We have an programe at my work called packapp which uses an access database system. When I go into one of the options there is a rectangle shaped box that has 4 options on it print,unpriced,pps,picking sheet and this comes up fine in windows xp but as soon as service pack one is applied to the machine the rectangle box becomes square and thus i cant select some of the options is this an access issue?you can set winxp lto look like windows 2000. Maybe the buttons will work right thenTried that it didnt work. What does service pack 1 do to access??? message uses applied thus issue?dunno sorry, ask the access or the office group
from someone through eBay. The seller left WindowsXP installed on the computer. The problem is, the Windows XP registration is registered to their named. So, Windows still has this guy's name in various places (My Documents, Registration name, etc.) Is there any way to change the Registered name to my name, or can I just reinstall XP and change that? Thanks for the help.Greetings -- With a second-hand computer, particularly one acquired from a complete stranger via eBay, your wisest course of action would probably be to format the hard drive and start fresh. You don't want to get in trouble because the original owner may have filled the with kiddie porn, or have problems because the original owner downloaded/installed viruses or other malware. Some
m having trouble backing up my data to a CDRW in Windows XP Professional. I was told that Windows XP has support for CDRW drives integrated into the OS. I cannot figure out how to properly use the drive in Windows XP. The "Help and Support" feature is no help I'm currently receiving the following error when trying to copy a file to a newly formatting CDRW in Windows XP "Cannot copy . Files on this CD are read-only". What am I doing wrong If anybody can E-mail me the proper steps for using a CDRW in Windows XP or point me to the proper source for instructions, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks Hi, Please see the following sites. Burning CDs in Windows XP (By Alex Nichol, MS-MVP) http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.htm Focus On: CD Burning
I am in the business of selling computers and was wondering if there was a way to install Windows XP and other software and then do a partition of this image for the customer to reinstall if they need too, a partition that gives you the option of clean install or repair install just like alot of the Compaq machines have?Get in touch with the Microsoft system builders division. http://www.microsoft.com/oem/default.mspx
OS to correct this. What am I missing?Hi Dwight, Suggestions: Computer Stops Responding with a Black Screen When You Start Windows http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;q314503 Windows XP Stops Responding at the Welcome Screen http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q294/4/27.asp How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP How to Use Clean Boot Troubleshooting for Windows XP How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_conflicts.htm How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents Windows XP from Starting http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q307545 How to Disable a Service that Prevents Windows XP from Booting http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q244/9/05.asp
In Windows 98 when I open Explorer, there is a summary at the bottom of the window which shows how many objects are in the selected folder e.g. 78 object(s). I have tried to find a way to show this in Windows XP Home to no avail. Nothing I check under the options makes this summary show up. How is this done? MichChoose View and check Status Bar.Thanks, this works!
I have a new computer running Windows XP which has Norton Antivirus 2003 pre-installed. When I run Live Update, Im get the following error message: "LU1815 LiveUpdate could not access a file. LiveUpdate could not read or write a file it needed because you do not have sufficient access rights on this machine. It is recommended that only users with Poer User or Administrator run LiveUpdate." I am the only user of this machine, so I am the administrator. Any assistance gratefully received. JimFollow link and search for LU1815 detailed instructions are within http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/nav/nav_2003_search_solve_error.htmlHaving followed the instructions still no joy. message: on
I have a problm with my Windows XP. I recently reset the BIOS on my motherboard, causing my stsyem clock to be retest. Now when I open up Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer, I get an error saying "Your system clock appears to be reset .. blah blah blah contact your admin to resolve this " After clicking OK, everything is fine, but this happens for EVERY newly opened window in IE6 and windows explorer. I even tried running a repair installation of Windows XP and a reinstall of it, and nothing has resolved this. I mus get this fixed!!! Thanks in advance.Open your BIOS and set your clock.
My system is slow to boot with Windows XP. Any advice to clean-it up? Help. SUsanSee these links. First look into the clean boot troubleshooting since you indicated the slowness is at boot up, rather than general slowness. How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560 How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/?id=316434 http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
on those machines because after 60 days, the operating system shuts down and forces them to re-activate the product. Is this really the case? If so, how can it be turned off so they can use XP in a testing environment. LarryHi, Windows XP always requires a activation. Whether it is for productivity or testing it has to be activated. M. Rajesh .Net and Windows Shell MVP www.winxpsolution.com.This sounds to me as if they are using an XP that is on an MSDN license *for evaluation and test* and are trying to use it outside the license in a production environmentHello Larry, Unless they change the hardware or are creating some other changes that are causing this, there isn't anything that should cause the machine to require to be re-activated after 60 days. What media are the
, and, after reboot, the system automatically enters GRUB interface ('grub>') without windows startup. I've tried booting from a WinXP CD and 'fixboot c:', but this has had no effect on the situation. Could anybody help me????To remove GRUB, you need to run "fdisk /mbr". This is the undocumented switch for fdisk and it will fix your problem. linux system as well. booted normally. Then PQMagic, and, after ('grub>') without and 'fixboot c:', but help me????NOT in WINDOWS XP!Ok, let me re-phrase that - no, there is no FDISK in XP but from a Win98 boot disk FDISK it will work to rewrite the MBR. SteveThis assumes you have a Win9X boot floppy. If not, and you indicate you tried "fixboot"
active. I managed to get to the boot menu and tried to boot to safe mode and it end up the same place. I have an HP laptop so I don't have the Windows XP home addition disk. I was wondering. My Daughter has the same laptop and would I be able to make a boot cd from her system to get access to my hard drive? Thanks for your time, PeteThis isn't enough information to give you specific repair instructions or to diagnose what may be wrong. However, to get into HP's Recovery Program, press the F10 key as the computer is starting up. Understand that if you do a full Recovery, it will return your computer to factory condition and all data will be lost. MalkeWhat more info do you need?? I have just experienced the same behaviour exactly as indicated by Pete. The
I just upgraded from Windows ME to Windows XP Home Edition. My husband and I share an e-mail account. However I have us set up as seperate useres in Windows XP. When we receive e-mail it goes to the user who checks it and the other user can't see it. Is there a way to share the received e-mail messages with each other so that we can both view them under our own user name. Any help would be greatly appreciated.See www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_oe.htm for information on how this can be accomplished.
My computer starts up adn gets to the welcome screen. Then it displays ny username, but I cannot click on it. The mouse works. I have not had to click on my username prior to this. What have I done? ErnieHi, Windows XP Stops Responding at the Welcome Screen http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q294/4/27.asp How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q310353&ID=KB;EN-US;Q310353 ssg MS-MVP pronetworks.org
Hallo does anybody know which amount of RAM is maximum supported by Windows XP Home ? DanielHi, 4GB in Windows XP.Thats the max supported by the normal IA32 (Pentium class) architecture :( Frank Chen
98 ) numerous times. Same computer each time ( my HP desktop ). My latest attempt to reinstall Windows XP ( to get a fresh start ) has resulted in failure. A family friend told me about a limit with respect to the number of times that one is allowed to install/reinstall Windows XP. A limit that applies even with respect to a single computer and single user. Is it necessary that I purchase a second copy of Windows XP? Or was I not given accurate information? Thank you in advance for any/all help.No, you don't need to purchase another copy of XP. I have one copy of XP that I have moved into its third computer.(Only one at a time, though.) I have had to do a repair install once and had to call Microsoft to activate it, as it would not activate over the internet. It only
Is anyone having problems with their DVD burning programs in Windows XP?Not really .I use the latest version of Nero. Visit: http://www.nero.com/us/index.html What problems are you having?Not Really? Kinda makes it sound like he is having some kinda problem, if minor, to me! Must be time for Carey to get his monthly breath of fresh air! http://microscum.com/carey/
entries at the top. Well, I have made the ugly discovery today on a Windows XP SP2 system that if you set a folder to inherit permissions, then attempt to add some additional user or group objects into the list, that now those additional objects are placed at the *top of the DACL*. If those new access rule entries are Accept conditions, then they will be executed *before* the Deny entries in the inherited list, and your Deny list does NOT get priority execution. At very least, this very surprising behavior is not well documented. But here is why I consider this to be a very serious bug. Any intruder who manages to get into a system now need only put a duplicate entry into the DACL to in effect reverse its meaning. If you started with: Deny ANONYMOUS All Deny Guests
Hi, I have windows xp pro without any service packs. I just noticed a strange bug. The real date is *saturday* 5 february 2005. However windows xp displays: *friday* 5 february 2005 ???!!!! VERY NASTY ! Skybuck.Is there a reason why you have not installed a Service Pack? Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with advanced security technologies http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
Hi, clock.exe in windows xp sp1 is using 10 - 20% of my cpu (1Ghz), and I can't figure out why, or if this is even a legitimate windows process. It started roughly 2-3 weeks ago. I've run the latest spybot 1.3 with updates, but it didn't find clock.exe to be a problem. I also run AVG antivirus, and it scans the whole PC every day. Programs I've recently added are: emule mozilla and mozilla calendar firefox spampal tightvnc dantz retrospect cygwin winamp5 and others Does anyone know more about this process? -EdMy wild guess would be the mozilla calendar program but only because it deals with time. But the easy way to find out is to simply run a search for clock.exe and see if it turns up in some directory that can tie it to a particular install. For example if
.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q302796& System Restore by Anshul Rawat [MS] http://microsoft.com/technet/itcommunity/newsgroups/faqsrwxp.asp HOW TO: Start the System Restore Tool from a Command Prompt in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304449Well as well as having no system restore, I have no active x controls, I have problems with my directx, I unistalled flash player as msn instructions, I now cant get that to redownload and i have no active x controls. As well, some website has taken over my computer screen and no matter what I do it will not remove itself. Its like a giant pop up ad that will not leave. So I think I may have some kind of virus or something, Im not sure. RobynRun this combo: Run Ad-Aware SE, Spybot and
- 1 Gb RAM - my videodriver is not digitally signed; however, it is the latest driver provided by manufacturor of the video card - windows xp never hangs after a correct startup, it always occurs during the process of booting (windows) Any idea's? Thanks in advance!1. Look in Event Viewer for clues. Start>Run eventvwr.msc [enter] 2. Have you always had this problem? If not, what changed? 3. Do clean boot troubleshooting: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=310353 - How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP Report back with results. This will help pinpoint troubleshooting. MalkeThanks for your reply. I've taken a look in the Event Viewer and I do notice one error: The ZESOFT service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not
I cannot install because the hard drive cannot be accessed (since it's NTSF) or something like that. How can I install Windows 9x on a seperate partition in Windows XP??? Thanks in advanced!Ryan, You will need to add a new partition and format that partition to be FAT32 filesystem and not NTFS. Win98 (Win9x) needs to use a FAT32 filesystem instead of NTFS filesystem. And since you already have WInXP installed, and after you have installed your 2nd OS (Win98), you will need to do a repair of the WinXP Boot Loader. For more information, please read the following webpages: Install Windows 98 After Windows XP http://www.petri.co.il/install_windows_98_after_windows_xp.htm http://www.tweakxp.com/article139744.aspx Hope this helps.Hi Jabez, The seperate partition is already FAT32
I've been trying to install a new sound card (Creative Sound Blaster Audigy LS) and I had a lot of problems installing the drivers. The Creative tech support guy gave me a long list of things to try and the end result is that I now can't log into Windows. I can get to the screen where you select the User, but once I select the user and it looks like it's about to boot up, it freezes. I've tried several times to boot up, both with and without the sound card installed and the same thing happens. The trouble is that most of the troubleshooting suggestions start with a working Windows. Could someone please help me? CliffHi there, Resources for Troubleshooting Startup Problems in Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308041 Venkatesh [MCSD][CCNA]
A friend installed XP on top of his existing program, with a cd that was included with the Norton Anti Virus package. The problem is, is that now all of his existing programs he uses for his business are missing and/or can not get to anymore. He wants to uninstall the program but will not allow him to do this. Any suggestions to get back to existing operating system?try a system restore as this will reset te computer to how it was before you made any changes butYou cannot "install Windows XP" with a "Norton CD" ; Norton CD's Do not have Windows XP install files on them. Are you sure he didn't "install" Windows XP from a pirated cd?? If so, then reformat, and install with the proper software.
I have read on many sites how to disable my CD/CDRW AutoPlay feature, but these instructions seem to only work with Windows XP Pro edition. Is there also a PERMANENT solution for Windows XP Home users?M.B. --
To Disable CD AutoPlay, completely, in Windows XP Home
To Disable CD AutoPlay, completely, in Windows XP Pro
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up. I pressed f8 to go to startup options and enabled boot logging but not bootlog.txt file. I also started up in debugging mode and I got a bootlog.dat file, but I dont know how to use this file. Any help would be greatly appreciated Kevin NielsenHello Kevin, The file name is NTBTLOG.TXT in Windows 2000/XP. 315222 A Description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/?id=315222 -- Robert Mitchell Windows NT4&2000 MCSE Microsoft Enterprise Support Search our Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com/directory Visit the Windows 2000 Homepage at http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/default.asp See the Windows NT Homepage at http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/ NOTE: Please reply to the newsgroup and not directly to me. This allows others