yeah, so i was using my computer when, for some reason some of my files started changing their font colors ( from black to blue) not all have changed just some, and if it's any relevance norton's has stopped working, a quick explaination or response would greatly be appreciated! thank you, Don.Blue font means file is compressed. With the Norton, you could uninstall and reinstall, perhaps.
Someone told me it is c:\windows\system32\services.exe is a worm or not? there is such a file in that folder on my xp is it ok?No, its part of windows. You heard wrong, don't worry about it.
maz size set for your page file? If so, remove it.This is better (and I read your post to me). The memory you installed, is it the exact same kind of memory as the original? XP doesn't tolerate different type of module brands, and may complain like what you see. Does your system recognize the total of thw two modules (2gigs)?Don, do you have your hard drive partitioned? Also, open Task Manager, and see what is eating those resources under the processes tab. When you say 25% of your drive is full, does that figure come from the drive being used as a whole drive, or is that coming from system partition (of among possibly other partitions you have)? Please elaborate.Hi Tom, My hard drive is not partitioned. The 160GB is the C: drive. I looked in Explorer and it showed the C
IBM T41's (WinXP+SP1) Bluetooth setup such, that I can use my Sony-Ericsson P900 as a dial-up modem as well as allowing me to synchronize my Outlook PIM data with that device (two standard desires one would assume ). But configuring the Bluetooth setting is a nightmare and 200% counter-intuitive. All the tools and wizards are either not working or blatantly lying at you! E.g. when I open "My Bluetooth Places" and click "view devices in range" it displays devices that are switched off or even not present at all. This strange tool even allows me to "open" or "explore" devices that are not present! What kind of shit is this? How is one supposed to configure or set up things, when the tools used don't display the current status? And the whole
so I cannot reinstall the OEM XP Home that came with it. I do have a store bought XP home CD and a copy is already installed on a different computer. Would it be legal to use the store bought XP CD on the computer I am formatting? I guessing that I have two licenses since I have the Windows XP Key sticker (on the side of the computer) and theIllegal - yes. And you might not be able to activate the new install. Your license is a legal relationship with MS, not a two-dimensional object. The that bought licenses thePlease show us the law or legal precedent that makes it illegal. MS's EULA is not a law unto itself.Kind of a technical issue, actually. Since the retail copy of XP could only be activated with its own number, then one number would be activating two installations
some cleverly disguised letters and numbers I am allowed access. When I return to outlook express the mail suddenly returns. I have searched this forum under the subject and come up blank. I'd appreciate any ideas and help, SimonPop3Trap.Exe is a component of Trend-Micro. Essentially it "Hooks" into the mail to provide scanning. You should check Trend-Micro's web site for updates to your product & make sure that it is compliant with Hotmail. It's possible a recent change to either Hotmail or TM may have introduced this issue.Thanks for your help I followed what you said but unfortunately I still had the same problem. Today I decided to just remove the programme altogether, cause i also have Norton. Unfortunately , although I tried about
Is it possible to highlight some (but not all) icons on the DESKTOP? For example, the highlighting might be a special background for particular icons only. Or maybe a different font can be used for the text under particular icons only. How can this sort of highlighting be done?You'd probably have to write a program that redrew these window elements on the desktop, and have it running it continually. In practice this sort of thing is a nightmare to code, so the simple answer is - I believe - "no".
files. Further, I have my CD collection stored as MP3 files on my computer, and somehow the paths have been mixed up or something. For instance, if I go to the Stevie Ray Vaughn folder and open "Texas Flood", I get a beatles song. Also, when I try to play a saved video clip, sometimes a song will play instead. Another problem is that my windows explorer often crashes when I am organizing file folders. This may or may not be related. I have not installed any new programs recently. I run Norton Utilities regularly. I downloaded today's (8/6/04) virus definitions and ran a deep scan, and found nothing. I have also tried creating a new user profile and still had the same problems. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance! .Are crashes common for you? If so, then
A week or two ago I installed and uninstalled SP2. So I was surprised to find in the Add/Remove list an entry that said something like Hotfix 819696 XP (SP2) Note the 'SP2'. So I removed it just now. Then I went to WU, which told me that one of the critical updates I should install is 'Security Update for Windows XP (819696)' Note the absence of any SP1 or SP2. Is this for SP1 or SP2 or both? Why does Add/Remove show 'SP2'? Should I download it (again) onto my SP1 system?Terry; That does not mean it is part of SP-2. It means it will be integrated into SP-2. It was likely installed long before SP-2 was installed. Hopefully you have many more items with "SP2" or you may have serious security issues since you do not have SP-2 installed.
I have been reading about some malware that calls itself CSRSS.exe. If all of you who run xp go to task manager, you will see you have it. But apparently, this virus is named after a system file that has been part of MS OS's since NT 4.0. SO can someone fill me in on this more? How do you know if the csrss.exe is the bad one or the good one? I know that file is supposed to be on your computer. And if you delete it, it will screw up your system. But I am also under the impression, that this malware is the same thing. I have read info on the internet after a search through google, but haven't seen anything definitive that says whether you have this virus/malware or not. So can someone out there help? Maybe moderators or MVP's?Don't delete it.
broadband), then, windows found hardware (I clicked cancel when it came up before), and it automatically installed an older nvidia driver it found in the win update 52.16. I never had these drivers on my computer. I do not know where the heck my computer got the drivers! I do not think it could have download them after finding new hardware??? This is a mystery. Now I am afraid to update to nvidia 56.72. My task bar has not fade yet. Can someone explain to me what the heck is going on with my task bar? Why do not the 56.72 drivers work? Is there a bios conflict? Help!!!!!Hi pepper45322, 1) If the driver you have is working, then leave it alone. 2) Drivers on Windows Update are not always the latest version. I generally recommend that you only get your drivers from the
Hi, Does anyone know of any software that can push my 3.2 HT cpu to the max? i.e. if there is a 'theoretical' 6.4GHz to be achieved, is there anything that does it? Is there a small util that shows how fast the cpu is really running at any one time?HT does not speed up the clock cycle, it is two processors in one chip, if the software supports and calls for both processors. cpu to the max? there anything really running at any
I just installed SP2, and Im trying to transfer a 4.5 gig DVD iso from my main HD to my external USB HD. The external HD has 60 gigs free, but when I try to copy the iso to it, I get a "Not Enough Disc Space" error I never had a problem copying large files to it before SP2. Also, its appears that I cannot delete executalbe files (.exe) that are in the root folder without ending explorer and using the command prompt to delete it. Is this a security feature of SP2 or is this something else thats preventing me from a) moving a large file to another drive and b) deleting executables from my root directory (c:\)SP2 leaves quite a lot of extra files on the disk. Provided it is otherwise working, and you do not expect to want to uninstall, do the following: In Start -
hi there, I get loads of figures when booting up, then the welcome screen. Am I in safe mode? it happens on all bootups. Thanks for any help. - MalYou'll know it's in safe mode. It is a black screen and gives you a dialog box that you have to click on.For me, the giveaway was the word "SAFEMODE" in all four corners of the screen.
What exactly is a "WinXP Multilingual User Interface Pack"? Is this a software package to change the language GUI of an already installed WinXP ? Or does it add some components instead of replacing them ? Can I apply a "WinXP Multilingual User Interface Pack" to EVERY given WinXP installation (regardless e.g. of the ServicePack) or do I have to prepare it beforehand? Is it uninstallable ? Does it cost something? VictorWhat is www.google.com ? This was the first hit. What is Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI)? http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/DrIntl/faqs/MUIFaq.mspx#MUIques1 Frequently Asked Questions Windows Server 2003, Windows XP & Windows 2000 MUI http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/DrIntl/faqs/MUIFaq.mspx -- Hope this helps. Let us know. Wes
/ww/windows/default.mspxI am certain it is a legal copy, but is it legal for me to install it since it was supposed to come with a new computer? efault.mspxGreetings -- Perhaps. If that particular license has _never_ been installed on any other PC, and if it is a generic OEM CD (not a proprietary CD branded for a specific make/model computer), then you may have a legitimate license. Ask the seller for the specific history and antecedents of the CD and license. Bruce ChambersI hope you paid for it with a credit card, which in the UK brings some measure of protection against defective products! Your problem might come when you try to activate it. You may want to consider whether it would be best to activate as soon as possible or wait until the very last minute. ~~~~~~ Hope
Installed expansion pack to Delta Force Black Hawk Down this weekend. Came up with immediate error 16 bit MS-DOS subsystem c:\progra~1/novalo~1/deltaf~1/pack.exe the NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction. cs:053c IP:011a OP:foffffoooo choose close to terminate application and another one that says the application or dll c:\program files\novalogic\deltaforceblackhawkdown\ibrowse.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette. I have rebooted entire computer back to Windows XP and nothing else - deleted and reinstalled the programs numerous times and cannot determine if this is a windows problem or a novalogic software problemCame an terminate c:\program windows determine if Have you checked at NovaLogic for patches/updates?
please help. I cannot use my cd rom and I cannot get into BIOS to set it up as a Promary slave device .helpHi Martin, See if this helps http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.htm, under section 8 - Problems - there is a link to a patch that often resolves this problemThank You. This did not hel;p unfortunately. Any other help? DVD worked yesterday and it only stopped being recognised when I installed Adaptec burn software and then removed it because it wa snot compatible with XP. Help Problems - there is a messagewhat?Hi, Tell me: Does the drive show at the POST screen when the system is first booted? Does it show in Windows Explorer? Does it show in Device Manager? If you insert a disk, does it spin up? Power light on? Considered trying System Restore? After all, that's
'm asleep.Hello, The answer is yes. If you have XP there is a built-in utility called shutdown.exe. It is located in the C:/windows/system32/shutdown.exe. (C being the drive XP in installed on and windows being the directory windows is in). There are two ways to schedule it. The first is putting "%windir%/system32/shutdown.exe -s" without the quotes in scheduled tasks. The -s is for shutdown, you are able to [u][p]:xx:yy The reason code for the shutdown u is the user code p is a planned shutdown code xx is the major reason code (positive integer le ss than 256) yy is the minor reason code (positive integer le ss than 65536)
occurred. He tried the hotfix but it didn't work. He does not have Windows XP Service pack 1 on a disk. Is there anything we can do or does he need a new disk to reinstall and what version of XP would be appropiate? Thanks for your help LisaWindows XP cannot operate on a 386 (or even a 486), IBM or not. The minimum requirements for XP are: Pentium II 233mhz 128MB ram 4 gig minimum system space, w/space for applications and data: I recommend a 20gig HD, at the very minimum. But that is irrelevant: His computer is just not sufficient to run XP. Let's face it, if he wants to run XP (either Home or Pro), he needs a NEW COMPUTER, not "workarounds and fixes" or a "new HD". A 386/486 can't even RECOGNISE the size of HD he needs
My computer crashed recently and I reninstalled windows, it reinstalled and everything is working fine but all My programs and files from before My computer crashed are still on My computer and taking up a lot of space. It had crashed before and done the smae thing but I did not worry and just deleted all the files and reinstalled what I needed, but now it has happened again and I am confused. Ist there a way to ttotally just wipe EVERYTHING when I reinstall, like a frsh start, or will My stuff always be there?Boot from the CD and start setup. Delete then recreate the partitions or format the existing partitions are a couple of the choices presented to you when booting from the CD. DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
the start menu & Taskbar stopped responding. I had to close three or four applications before the system started to respond again. I think what I have to do is to go back and find out how you turn on logging, what application will analyze that data, and therefore what format it needs to be in. this is actually a subproblem in any larger decision tree that I outline a in response to Alex's post. I would appreciate your input there too! Your help is MUCH appreciated. Thanks- bye- Larry Any advise is my attempt to contribute more than I have received but I can only assure you that it works on my PC. GOOD LUCK.Maybe moving the tmp folder to a second drive is a good thing, but not if that drive is as small as 1GB. That's almost guaranteed to cause problems.Yes-
very sluggish. I suggested that she do an on-line virus scan and download and run Ad-Aware. Unfortunately, she says she can't access any of the on-line a/v sites or lavasoft. The only other thing I can think of to do remotely is to ask her to check for a bad hosts file. If that doesn't work, I'll have to visit and see if I can figure out anything while actually at her PC. Because these syptoms sould like there is a virus and/or adware issue (or maybe multiple issues), I'd like to bring some utilities with me. I can download Ad-Aware and its current reference file and burn them on to a CD. Any suggestions for a non-bloated a/v utility that I can likewise d/l and burn? Any suggestions for other utilities I should bring along?You could use Spybot Search and Destroy in
I tried looking this file up and I don't know if it's a Windows file or not. I know that winhlp32.exe is real and I've had a similar problem solved before. One file was real and it had 32 at the end and the other (16) was spyware. My firewall caught this program trying to create a connection to the internet and act as a server. My question is: Do you have winhlp16.exe on your Windows XP system? You can find the file by going to "C:\Windows\System32\" and clicking on "Tools>Folder Options" and clicking on the "View" tab unchecking "Hide protected operating system files." Now, I searched all around the internet and found one site, not even Microsoft had any information on it and the site said that it was spyware. I wasn't sure
, I can replace my entire MoBo and CPU for $40-$50. Why would a BIOS I may not need be worth $29?The manufacturer of your computer or motherboard often provides BIOS updates at no charge.This I will check out right away. The $29 option obviously is not what I need. Thank you.microsoft.public.windowsxp.general wrote this terrifying message: Who is your mobo manufacturer? www.asus.com www.intel.com www.gigabyte.com www.soltek.com.tw Jesus, like hell I would pay 29.00 for a 256k rom file. If you are in the process of building a new PC, don't make the mistake I did and try to put a Celeron-D in a older board. These may seem like the replacements for the old P4, but they are prescott and are not compatible. Total headache time due to prescott: 3 Weeks. Jason Marshall Australian
alive" command similiar to ping, but which would return whether or not a machine is powered on at the moment. I can ping the machine and output the results to a file, but then I have to sort through that file to get the result. Looking for some command-line app/utility which will give me an errorlevel I can script against. Email response is most desirable.Hi This should work for WinXP: '--------------------8<---------------------- @echo off set host=188.8.131.52 ping -n 1 %host% >nul if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 echo %host% is online '--------------------8<---------------------- Note that the above will not work very well in all cases when running the script from a Windows 2000 computer. Sadly, on Win2k, ping.exe will return errorlevel 0 even if
I am having a wierd issue with a video game. Doing certain things makes the computer reboot without warning. Some have suggested bad memory. So I was wondering if there is a way to test the memory in some way to check it's integrity.Hi, Is the video game compatible for Windows xp. or are you trying to play an older game that was meant for windows 98. if the case is the latter then you will have to use the compatibility wizard to enable your video game to play in windows xp. Click on help and support from the start menu and type compatibility. in the search results click on the first option, "Getting older programs to run on windows xp"
) with Outlook Express the message below is automatically inserted into the body of the message. It may be a useful "warning" to me ..but why should it be included in the final message that the recipient receives. I've had friends respond saying that it worried them to see the message. Now I have to highlight and delete the message before sending. Is there anyway to permanently remove this insertion??? "The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: 0903-02 Note: To protect against computer viruses, e-mail programs may prevent sending or receiving certain types of file attachments. Check your e-mail security settings to determine how attachments are handled."/Aloha/ said: Look under TOOLS menu|OPTIONS|SIGNATURES
Is it possible to run two anti virus softwares at the same time or not? Same with firewalls?Hi, It is usually not advisable to run two Antivirus programs at the same time. You can install them, but keep on as active and use the other as a manual scan. I have heard different things about firewalls. It is also usually not advisable to run two software firewalls on one computer. A hardware firewall and software firewall is no problem. As for antispyware, I have 6 running on my computer with no problems. Jeff
ok here is my problem. Last night I upgraded from Win2000 PRO to XP Pro things seemed fine with the upgrade until I wanted to install some games, files. I can't make a new dial up connection because all it sees is my Network card, and not my modem, which is installed. I try to make a new one, and all it gives me is the option for broadband, of which I don't have. Anyway, is there a way to revert back to WIN2000 PRO, or am I stuck. And if I am stuck, should I just do a fresh install of XP PRO and be done with it? Thanks ahead of time. I hope someone can help FrankI would first try to reinstall your modem. If you want to go back to win2k and you did a upgrade install, then xp uninstall should be in the add/remove programs applet.
This may be an easy fix, but I just can seem to figure it out. For some reason there is a blank window on my desktop. It does not have any function keys, nor does 'right clicking' on it bring up anything. I can move the window with my mouse but I still cannot get rid of this thing! Rebooting my system doesn't seem to do anything either---does anyone have any ideas??I would definitely scan for malware. Start with a scan in Safe Mode using your antivirus (version not earlier than 2004). Make sure the virus definitions are up-to-date. Then continue with the free programs Ad-aware and Spybot Search & Destroy. Install them, update them, and do scans in Safe Mode. www.safer-networking.org - Spybot Search & Destroy www.lavasoftusa.com - Ad-aware After you&
Is there a way to make a call through the computer using a headset with a mic? Maybe there is a program or something?There are many ways as Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Net2Phone etc. Probably Windows Messenger is already installed in your PC so all you have to do is to set it up. Doesn't your system tray show Windows Messenger icon? KazThanks a lot for the help Messenger, Net2Phone your PC so all show Windows using a something?
I bought a notebook from a friend and when they set up XP, they just typed in a bunch of letters for the user name when setting up XP. When I try to rename the folders, I'm prompted that the folder is a system folder and cannot be renamed or deleted. How can I fix this?By creating A NEW user profile to use. See Users and Passwords in Control Panel.