"Unable to Connect" on the phone (although it does successfully find the PC). Has anyone any idea why I can send files to the phone but not from the phone to the PC. I am running XP (with SP2) and I even stopped my firewall to see if that was causing the problem - without success??The solution I found was to get the file ready for sending on the phone. Right-click on the bluetooth icon in the icon tray and pick "Receive file". This starts WinXP's Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard. Send the file from the phone and the wizard should receive it and ask you where to put it. IIRC this method *only* began to work after I uninstalled all the bluetooth support software provided by the phone's manufacturer and let WinXP handle transfers itself
I need to trasfer about 15 gigs of data (Mostly music and photos of our grandkids) from one WinXP Pro computer to another WinXP Pro computer. I don't have the talent or equipment to set up a network (Just to dumb, actually). I have tried the serial port and used the file transfer wizard, but it says it'll take about 110 hours! I don't know if I'll be alive in 110 hours . Is there a faster way something that a dummy like me could understand ?If your pc is not too old i would borrow a external USB harddrive, your pc must support USB2 thats quite fast to transfere wizard, understand ?
I am using window xp since almost two years now. With all the family using the computer we add and remove many programes since. Look like even if we use the add delete program, the more we go and the less space we have available on the disk. When I do looks every where I can't find out where thos almost 15gigs went. Is there a good program that I can use, free if possible , so it clean my disk of all those file that I don't need anymore ?It is worth browsing with explorer on you hard disk for folders that were created for those programs you have uninstalled. Quite often when you uninstall, files and folder are left (due to data, saved games etc) which take up space. Just delete these folders it may save you some space, but I doubt it will account for your 15GB. Also, if
;s much more stringent hardware quality requirements. This is particularly true of many models in Compaq's consumer-class Presario product line or HP's consumer-class Pavilion product line. WinXP, like WinNT and Win2K before it, is quite sensitive to borderline defective or substandard hardware (particularly motherboards, RAM and hard drives) that will still support Win9x. HOW TO Prepare to Upgrade Win98 or WinMe http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q316639 Upgrading to Windows XP http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpupgrad.htm HOW TO Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation When You Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q310064 Bruce Chambers
I need to do a clean install of my OEM XP Home. Can I run the file and settings transfer wizard to restore programs from by backup hard drive? Or do I actually have to reinstall those programs?You have to reinstall those programmes.
signature, rules, account info, etc Drive mappings etcYa, you may have a try using "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" in the folder Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools. Follow the instructions in the wizard and you'll make it.Additional help with F.A.S.T. can be found at http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htmWhere do i find FAST on my Win2K PC?Run it on the new PC (Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools) and choose the option to create a 3.5 diskette for your Win2K machine. Good luck Ron Martell Duncan B.C. CanadaAs Rock posted F.A.S.T. is on your Windows XP installation CD. D:\SUPPORT\TOOLS filename: FASTWIZ.EXEIt's not in win2k, run it from the XP installation CD. Read the tutorial: http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
will take a couple After 1, you will have applications. As you probably drivers that worked imperfect migration from RC, Thanks for the help. Ill try sfc first. What is kb article 315341 ? I am having problems with my antivirus. I first installed macafee as a download from aol when I was running Windows 95. After installing XP I tried to uninstall MCAFEE since it was for win95. HOwever some files from Macafee wont go away. I installed Norton but now that wont execute on command so I uninstalled it. Im trying to fix the Windows XP file problem and then go back to the antivirus problems. Im thinking I may need to buy an uninstall program that will do a complete job. been an overDenny you seem to have got your computer into a bit of a mess upgrading from Win95. You
I upgraded my PC with Window 98 to Window XP. After activated, the intiated Window XP is automatically shut down with the following error message. Shut down was initiated by NT AUTHORITYw-SYSTEM. Window must now restarted because Repote Procedure Call(RPC) service terminated unexpectly. And automatic restart starts. Sometime this auto-restart cycle repeats. What are the problems wi Window XP upgrate?You've probably connected to the Internt without following the standard security precautions, and now your machine is infected with the Blaster worm. See www.microsoft.com/blaster as starting point to read about how to fix. Hope this is useful to you. Let us know. rms
I just purchased and installed Windows XP Pro. When I tried to open Outlook it requested the Office CD. I followed the commands. When it opened I had lost all of my contacts and emails from the previous operating system. Are they just gone or can I retrieve them somehow?HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP [Q308421] http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
I have upgraded my Windows XP Home Edition to Windows XP Professional version and now the system shuts down displaying the following error. "A problem has been detected and the Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you have seen this stop error sign, restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps: Check to be sure that you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with
a Mircosoft Office CD), but a second HDD with the reformat data.I didn't catch this the first time around. The problem is that you are trying to use the original HP version of XP, which is an OEM version, on a completely new set of hardware. OEM versions of XP are tied to the hardware on the first system they are installed on and the license cannot be transferred to another system.That Windows version for the HP is locked to that HP. No wonder Microsoft will not activate you. Purchase a Windows XP Cd and then install on your new computer.So there is no way that I can keep all the files on the HDD?You can transfer files by using the file transfer wizard but you cannot use an HP recovery partition to install on your new System.Does that mean I can buy a copy of Windows
ok i got the window retore pakage,but i lost the windows xp disk i want to know befor i do it can i still use a copy of the window xp i got the key and code will itIf the CD you obtained is EXACTLY the same version as the one you lost, then yes, if you have the key, it will work.
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Polling end August 15,2004 Of course remove y.e.s. from my email Don't post here. (I don't want to get complaint by microsoft) I apologize if this posting is inappropriate here. If email bounces try again later that day Greg R I will post the results here next Month and/or on my website (keep Microsoft group from an overload)
I'm trying to copy files from a hard drive to a CD using Windows cd writing wizard I right click on a file and send to my liton burner I've done this many times before. Now the CD Writing Wizard stops with the messages: Insert a writable disc to continue There is no disc in the drive but there is one already in Clues: ======= Clicking "Next" on the CD Writing Wizard does nothing - it stays on that same screen until I cancel. Clicking on the CD drive (G:) in Windows Explorer shows the "Files Ready to Be Written to the CD". 1. What has happened to my system? 2. What's the best newsgroups/forums to get help? Timi have the same problem
our in house built apps to see if everything keeps working. Because our central tech services does nothing about spyware and adware on the pcs, I know they will have tons of trouble when they finally decide to push out SP2. know it until it stopped working & he WINDOWS XP thing. But it was too reinstalled my the file were the in message all hardware most of the installing a disconnect or install going to put my call dell & it [:-(>] & even I still had my Norton (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SP20906/)I had problems with Norton 2005 with SP2 so after I reinstalled windows this was the first thing I put back in & it worked. Bob Yeah & what are you going to do if all of them crash because of SP2? Could it not be SP2 but maybe the problem
Can anyone offer me some help on this. I recently upgraded to a larger harddrive. i suffered a complete crash on my previous. I sought to install a D link wireless USB adapter. According to the instructions it should have been autodetected by XP duing startup, it did not. I then tried to run the add hardware wizard and all it does is freeze up and I have to reboot. Control, alt, delete doesn't work either. I also tried my usb flash memory stick. XP won't auto detect it either. Can anyone offer me any insight?Have you configured the d-link in the BIOS,you might also tr opening internet connections,set up a new connection,with the new hardware.
without the use of a network hub. I found this cable at OfficeMax. The sales guy there could not answer my question.Cables That Are Compatible with Direct Cable Connection http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310576&Product=winxp HOW TO: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305621&Product=winxp HOW TO: Use Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293118&Product=winxpCarey, Nothing in any of the articles below mention the use of the patch cable I described. Am I safe to assume that this type of cable will not work? Josh http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310576&
In using Windows XP tranfer files from old (window 2000 computer) to new Computer the connection never connects. I have followed the Wizard in making the disc and then running it on the old computer. I am using the serial port to port cable to transfwer the files. Port 1 on both computers. It contiues to try to make connection. I have waited for at least an hour with no sucess. I have tried the routine three times with no sucess. What can I do to make it work?Are you sure you're using the correct kind of cable? Frankly, lots of people have reported difficulties using the transfer wizard. The easiest thing to do really is to simply take the old hard drive, put it in the new computer as a slave drive - temporarily or permanently, whichever you wish - and copy the files
I have a new computer which is running Windows XP - how do I transfer all my files from old machine that are running on Windows 98? I am a novice. They are currently linked together with a wireless remote.Run the XP Network Setup Wizard (Start, Control Panel, Network Connections, Set up a home network ) on your XP machine. When that's done, on your 98 machine go to My Computer and right click the drive you want to copy. Click sharing. Share the drive. On your XP machine go to my computer and in the address bar type \\98ComputerName where 98ComputerName is the name you gave your 98 computer. Open the folder, and copy and paste. WARNING: it could take hours, deppending on the size of your files. Matthew my files from old machine that are running on Windows 98? I am a
be happening. Do you know what the problem is and how I can resolve it.If you have a CD Burner you can just transfer files like word processing and music files to a CD-R/RW. That's easier than file transfer wizard. computerI do not have a cd burner on my old computer so I cannot use that method to transfer files which is why I am using the serial cable. Any ideas why I am having the problem I am.read Gary Woodruff's article on Files and settings Transfer at http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htmHere's a link to information about the Files and Transfer Wizard: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=293118 - How to Use the File & Transfer Wizard If that doesn't help, remove the old hard drive, set it to slave, temporarily slave it in the new computer
hard drive and reinstalled it in my old computer restored the jumper settings so that it was the master HD and then booted the computer. To my dismay the computer wouldn't go past the point where it looked for an operating system and came back with the message "operating system missing". I need help getting the data off the old hard drive onto the drive in the XP machine. What should I do? KenYou could have used the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in XP. Did XP convert the file system on the old hard drive to NTFS? Have you called a local computer shop for help? Some of the technicians may have access to software that can get your data off the old drive.I really don't know if they are NTFS files but I think they are FAT files. Does that make sense
from MS site; What to know before ., tells me to go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>backup. Problem is that I don't Have "backup" in my system tool. Whay I have is 1)Character Map, 2)Disc Cleanup, 3)Disc Defragmenter, 4)File and settings transfer wizard,)5)Scheduled Tasks,6)System information, 7)System restore. In System Restore I have 2 options, 1)Restore my computer to an earlier time, 2)Create a restore point. I would appreciate some help. BareseNTbackup is not installed on XP Home by default. But if you have a full windows installation CD it is in the ValueAdd\MSFT folder. If you don't have a windows CD you can get ntbackup from here: http://www.onecomputerguy.com/software/ntbackup.msi Note that this is a poor backup choice
the Updates site to run the SP1 again, I get errors. The SP1 installation log says the following: Service Pack started with following command line: *** Access is denied. *** Service Pack 1 installation did not complete. *** I tried using the info at this site on the support page, but it didn't help. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en- us;329261 SP1 does not appear in the list of programs to unload so now what?if install window xp & do not delete the existing partition something like this might happen I did it laptop. to to a logSo are you saying that the only way to fix this is to re- install
becouse of errors from WIN) 4. IE have problem to Brouwsing -the Microsoft Flag not runing and the page sowing the Brouwsing is done -if I press on Refresh the Flag moving one second and stopIt sounds like a case of malware/virus infection or possibly a loose ethernet cable. What have you done to try to connect to the Internet? : The last twoo week Ifound that Ihave Pproblem : With my XP AND IE: : 1.Can't run Help & Support from Start. : 2.Search from Start not working. : 3.The Media Player not working(can't reinstall : Media Player becouse of errors from WIN) : 4. IE have problem to Brouwsing -the Microsoft : Flag not runing and the page sowing the : Brouwsing is done -if I press on Refresh the : Flag moving one second and stop :I don
Does the Transfer files and setting transfer any system files or drivers? I think it does just programs and settings.Windows XP "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" only does what its name implies .transfers "files and settings". Programs/applications/drivers must be reinstalled using their original installation media.
save somewhere other than on the same drive. Then, if you mess up your installation, you can quickly restore it with the image. This may not work if you replace the drive because of drive geometry, but you'd have to check on that. I'm sure it worked with Win9x/ME but I've not done it with XP. 3. You use XP's File & Transfer Wizard with the proper cabling or over a network. This just transfers your files and settings onto a different XP installation - it doesn't copy the entire disk as in #1 and #2 above. 4. You slave the old drive in the new machine and copy data across as outlined to you in my first post. HTH, MalkeYou can open the case of the old computer and remove the drive. You'll need to unscrew some screws, and unplug two
Hi Group, I am moving to a new computer next week, both on win xp pro, has anyone any advice on using the "files and settings transfer wizard". I am proposing to use a DVD disc formatted with "drag to disc" to facilitate the transfer, but I would also welcome advise on a direct link between computers using a direct cable using the serial ports. Thanks in advance to all those that take the time to reply. DavidHi David, A serial port link is e x t r e m e l y slow. However, if you use a DVD in that manner, you may also need to install the same software on the new system in order to decode it. Read up on the fastwiz here: http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
take her desktop and 'my documents' stuff and some other stuff and save it all together. that file can then be copied to a cd (if it fits) and used to restore her stuff after they reinstall. note that the transfer wizard does not take data that may be in unique places, like under application directories.Thanks David-- It's so hard doing this over the phone as I am a visual person--- so I may go this afteroon to help her out if she can't run this 'wizard' you suggested I appreciate the info! :) cas ----- David Robbins wrote: ---- > My mom's got XP on her HP computer. She is having problems w/ th internet- so in calling the help line & getting the 10 person help chain.. she was then
I would like to run windows xp repair(restore potential corrupted system file), what will this do to my windows update?, do I have to re-apply all the updated after running the repair?Hi If you perform a 'Repair' install all Windows Updates may be lost and you will have to re-download & re-install those Updates. What problem(s) have you got ATM?Do not forget that if one of the updates was Service PAck 1, you will need to re-download and re-install this also.
I'm using How to format Window Xp Pro SP2 now! It start to run very slow. I want to format it. Can anyone tell me how to? and what I need before format? Thank you so much!http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
Have hpdj430 plotter printing fine from xp and 2000 for 6 months. Last week when the XP machines plot there ares missing lines. The 2000 machines continue to operate as before. Have downloaded latest XP driver from HP, but does not work.This is a very expensive machine and you should get pretty decent tech support for it from HP. It is possible that someone reading this newsgroup has the same plotter and knows the answer, but your chances of getting the answer are greater if you call HP tech support for the plotter. Malke
i reloaded windows xp prof on a Gateway laptop. when i booted, the desktop appeared with icons and the following RUNDLL message: "error loading C:\program files\wild tangent\apps\cda\cdaengine0400.dll the specific module could not be found" any idea what this means? system seems to run fine but message can't be deleted. RogerIt's associated with wild tangent. Either you have malware on the system or it's a residual of malware removal. Go to Start | Run. Type in msconfig. Click ok. On the startup tab uncheck a reference to this file loading. Do a check for malware using a combination of programs. Run these programs to check for spyware/malware. After installing update them, then boot into safe mode and run them. You should update and run
gif and jpg are not missing again. I've also tried to bring up a dos prompt to enter the command "assoc .gif=giffile" but it gives me an error (stating, "error has occurred processing gif file). In addition, this only happens to one of the logins. His wife's login is working correctly therefore I'm sure the system32 files are in place. Any ideas what I can do?Windows® XP File Association Fixes Copyright 2003 - Doug Knox http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm The files listed here are all ZIP files, which contain a REG (Registry) file. Download the ZIP and open it. Extract the REG file to your hard disk and double click it. Answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad. Each of the REG files contains the default settings for the