I know there's a way to allow certain users to view certain files in Windows XP professional by using access controls. Can we do the same thing for home edition?Hi Jason, No, not really. ACL's are set after disabling Simple File Sharing, something that is not an option in an WinXP Home system. The most a user can do is privatize their personal files (My Documents).
Lately, I found out that my PC will be frozen for a while right after I connect to the Internet by DSL. After 5 minutes, my PC becomes workable. All the windows I clicked during the freezing period will start to show up. I check the system log in event viewer, it shows few errors, "WrKPoET2000 can not be started" from Service Control Managerconnect to the Internet by DSL. After 5 minutes, my PC becomes workable. All the windows I clicked during the freezing period will start to show
It doesnt happen too often but every once in a while i'll be on my computer, minding my own business and suddenly the whole computer reboots without a warning. Im not sure if its something in Windows thats causing this but if someone knows how to fix this, please, let me know. Thanx, AaronMany possible causes from viruses to power spikes/failures. If it was all the time I'd say Blaster, but just some times at random would make me look for something external like a power problem or if you're on-line a hacker inside your computer.
Can I use the 200+MB download version to install SP2 on a single computer or must I wait for the WinUpdate auto-download which is stated to be available on 8/16? I downloaded it from the MS site (about 11 minutes by cable) and would like to install it but I don't know if it installs a lot of "stuff" I really don't need. Also, would it show a list of options which I may not have the information to answer? JackYes it will install normal and fine on a single computer.
move the address book to a (All U&sers?)common area with some common name so both she and I can use it. I copied my address book to her account to temporarily solve the problem but I don't want to go through the hassle of merge issues etc. It would just make life easier if it could be done. Any help here from an OE guru would be appreciated. John D.Have a good browse here, for all you want to know about the address book. http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/files/wab.htm
Does anyone know what XP stands for?XP = eXPerience
been 5GB max.) Results? Well, I wasn't fully awake at the time and started using my new 55GB partition; moving around files/MP3s, etc. I started noticing my E: files (.jpgs, .exes, .zips, .rars) gradually being corrupted. It wasn't now that I realised that stupid WindowsXP has overlapped my D: with E: !!! so E: files were being overwritten MP3s getting garbled, JPGs being incomplete, etc. What a mess! I hate Microsoft. Why can't they for once start being compatible with linux?!You deleted the wrong OS.
Is it possible to have the same user settings (inc printers, power settings, wallpaper) for all users who logged on to the XP machine??
Hi I am trying to associate a certain file type with a certain program. I can do that logging on as local administrator, but when I log on as a user that does not have administrative rights, I see that file extension associated with a different program. Has anyone faced this issue. What could be the resolution I would appreciate if anyone could help me find a way to enforce file type associations for all users Rami
I log on to windows and it works for a while but after about 30 min itues there is an error in the win32 and a shutdown starts what can I do to fix this error? HELPThere are several viruses that shut the computer down. What's the exact error message?
My mainboard blew up and I couldn't replace it with the same model, so I have installed a similar one, but it seems to be a bit too different for XP to cope with. The drive is recognised OK, and the system will start to boot, but in safe mode (any) it shows a list of drivers being loaded then reboots, and in normal mode it goes to the logo screen, flashes a blue screen far too quickly to read anything, and reboots. I assume the problem is that the mainboard hardware doesn't match the installed drivers. The hardware checks out 100% in all tests. The other possibility
What does this tip from "XP TweakUI" mean? I can't get it to work. "If you create a file called Folder.jpg, that image will be used as a thumbnail for the folder."http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys .asp it to work. be used as
This newsgroup is about as usefull as a windows troubleshooting wizard, answers the obvious - but no use for all the fish and a big FU BillWant some cheese with that WHINE, so you go to a free forum and questions answered by volunteers and can't get your questions answered, so you take your ball and go home, bye no tears shed at your selfish attitude cyaHey - That's my line ! Dave :-)It seemed to fit the situation at the time, sorry I beat you to the punch, or quip LOL message
OK - that's great - shut off AU completely - not a very good option I was under the impression that MS put out a tool that would postpone the download and application of SP2 for 120 days. I can't find this tool on the MS support page - any ideas where it can be found?http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2aumng.mspx
There is a new web based newsreader for this board, it is faster and easier to navigate: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/r eader.mspx? dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.general&lang=en&cr=USthat link didn't work, let's try this one: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/r eader.mspx? dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.general&lang=en&cr=US Hmmm looks the same . don't know what I'm doing wrong. that is the full url! can't get it to wordwrap up. oh well! is r
I have a notebook PC that I use in a port replicator, in a docking station, and undocked. My desktop icons seem to have different position settings for each of these hardware profiles. I would like to be able to put the icon in one place and have it stay there no matter where I dock Any ideas?Hi Brian I have the same problem. Please let me know if you find anything to solve it. I would prefer NOT to install any other 3rd party software to manage the desktop. Naas
This is my issue: http://www.it-faq.pl/mskb/821/187.HTM I have a HyperThreading cpu and a graphic card that supports dual monitors. As I read I should contact MS inorder to get the fix, why I dont get it. They have a fix but dont want to release it on the internet but wait a couple of months then release it in sp2 for xp, I fail to see the point/reason in that. They say it will be in the service pack 2 which will be released in a couple of months I dont want to wait that long. Tried to email MS, but my windows Xp is OEM. And dont have a clue who my manufacturer is, I got win xp as a gift long time ago. Anyone have any possible solutions, ideas please email me at: [email protected]
This is a pretty crappy way to handle support but I'll post my question and hope to get a reply. I just installed SP1 in preparation for installing some new software which seemed to require it. It took over an hour to download and install (with DSL!). When I tried to restart my computer it hung up on the page which tells you there's a problem and gives you the option of starting in various "modes." I tried restarting in Safe Mode as well as the ordinary mode several times still get the same page. Help!
I heard that WindowsXP SP2 is out now. Should we install it right away?Hi
There is a 'preview' of SP2 available for download - but it should not be installed onto a 'production' disk/partition. Please read the following link:
"Windows XP Service Pack 2 "
"Welcome to Windows XP SP2 Technical Preview Newsgroups"
the Internet Explorer submenu no longer works. I configured the prefix "g" to start google whenever I would type "g " at the address box. It used to work perfectly. Now I get cannot find server error messages. Before i started getting these error messages, i've been redirected to yoogle.com, instead of google.com. This is my configuration for the "g" search prefix : http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&num=100&q=%s Has anything in google.com changed? Thanks in advance! FrankieHi Frankie, Check your settings here: Start/Run/Regedit HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\g\ itemtype = "REG_SZ" "http://www.google.com/search?q=%s" My scripts: addressgoogle.vbs - To
I am anable to keep any IE History, only see todays, until open next day, then nothing shows. Have deleted all History, but has not helped, checked and definitely says keep for 15 days, to no avail? Can anyone suggest why I can't keep any history, other than that days?Check your IE settings - go to Tools > Internet Options and look at the History section. Set the "Days to keep pages in history" to 15 and see if that helps.Woops - I missed the part where you said that you've verified you have your settings set to 15 days currently sorry about that. Ignore my post. =)IIRC it's caused by a recent MS update combined with an OLDER version of Anti-Virus program. Update Virus program version or remove Update and the problem disappears.
I have two XP pro machines at home, both high-end P4's, one a laptop. Hotswapping USB peripherals works fine on the tower but not on the laptop. To get the laptop to recognize any USB peripheral (keyboard, floppy drive, or optical mouse) requires full reboot--whether or not the device was previously connected during a particular session. Does anyone know what is going on here and how to correct it. Thanks for your help!Why not ask the laptop mfg'r about the issue, they built it. one a laptop. not on the laptop. (keyboard, floppy not the device it.I did. They said I should see a little green arrow on the systray which "tells Windows you're disconnecting a USB device." There's no little green arrow--as I told them.
I tried to change my screen resolution to 1024x768 to load CM4 but every time i slide the bar to the settings my screen splits into several distorted pictures. How do I cure this problem??Chck to see that you are running the latest available drivers for video card. Also, check to make sure that your monitor and video cad can do the resolution you want. If your still have the problem, please list out your hardware configurations and active screen resolution. Y. time i slide the bar to the settings my screen splits into several distorted pictures. How do I cure this problem???
I just installed Windows XP Home. A popup window with the title "AutoPlay" keep appearing periodically on the foreground every ten seconds. The popup window have a moving "torch", a green status progress bar and a "Cancel" button. The task manager show that the application "AutoPlay" keep running for a few seconds periodically every ten seconds. How to stop the "AutoPlay" application window from appearing periodically on the foreground every ten seconds?I followed your advice but the problem still exists. Any other ideas?
How do I download the boot disk to the 6 disks if Microsoft doesn't promt me to it? My PC has crashed and I have re-installed the System Recovery disks for XP but when I try to start up my PC, there is a screen that comes up stating: Windows could not start up because the following file is missing or corrupt: \system32.hal.dll Please re-install a copy of the above file. When I called HP they say I have to download the boot disk from Microsoft. But when I try to download them while using my work laptop it says that the file is too
Whenever I try to utilize the Windows XP Search for Files program, it hangs as soon as I hit the Search button. Any ideas on how to rectify this?Log on to the computer by using an account with administrator permissions Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%\inf, and then click OK Locate the Srchasst.inf file Right-click the Srchasst.inf file, and then click Install. This reinstalls the files that Search Companion uses
in trying to reformat i get a message saying STUB LOADER FOR WINNT32 SET UP PROGRAM not responding or somthing like that which is preventing me from reformating.any help would be appreciated so i can reformat hard drive. thxbefore reformatting try repartitioning the drive first. Delete the current partition and recreate it. Then see if the format will work.
Imagine I have a user account, call it Bob. And the Bob account has no password. Is it possible for Task Scheduler to run tasks as Bob? It's terribly inconvenient to schedule tasks to run as Administrator because, should they execute while Bob is working, the tasks run in the background and Bob has to kill them with the task manager. MSE
I click on the search for files feature and it does nothing other than freeze the computer temporarily. I cannot get the search window to come up. Any advise please?Don't ever use the built-in search engine again. Get Agent Ransack, free, from www.agentransack.com . It's a search engine that actually works. HTH, John "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" ***Arthur C. Clarke***
In win98 you could delete all devices (even uninstalled ones) in safe mode. Is there a way to completely delete devices so a clean install with IRQ assignment can be made by XP, WITHOUT re-installing XP? Seems that MS could not be so obtuse as to leave something as important as this out. Need it for upgrades to gigabit NICS.Hi, WinXP handles hardware a bit differently. You should only have to uninstall the old nic before shutting down. Do this from the properties of the device in device manager on the driver tab.
I need to reformat my entire HD to do that? I have about 6ogb of files in my external HD and want to retain them if possible when partitioning.You can partition the drive, one as NTFS and the other as FAT32. You don't say how big the drive is. But if there is room, then I would suggest a program that will resize the NTFS partition down to make free space for a new FAT32 partition. That way you don't lose the files that are on the drive, they stay in the NTFS partition during partition work. After the FAT32 partition is created and formatted you can then add files to that partition that need to be accessible to Windows 98. Such programs that can resize partitions without data loss are Bootit NG from www.bootitng.com and Partition Magic from www.powerquest.com.
Under Services there is an item running called Navvdmsaiste and I have not been able to find what this one is related to. Doing a search on Google returned nothing. Anyone knows what is this all about and do I need it? Thanks for any feedback.Nav = could be part of Norton Anti-Virus?? (N A V).I thought so but could not find anything at the Symantec site.
, I tried Tweak UI and that didn't help, and I think it could be the registry, but every time I go in there to browse around, something gets messed up and I didn't even touch anything!! What can I do? Help, please! Thanks for your patience with me Mark, Incorrect or generic Windows icon displayed for HTM and HTML files: http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/htmicon.htm -- Ramesh, MS-MVP XP Shell/UI http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k For some reason now, all of my HTML files have a Windows 98-style icon with a app window in the middle. If I have the computer set up for Firefox, the icons change but if it's IE, then they go to back to the "default" icon (why didn't they change the icons??) I went into the File Types window and that didn't help