I'm trying to use bootvis.exe to see what's causing my computer to take forever booting up. Whenever I try to run bootvis and tell it to trace my computer's startup process next time Windows loads I get this error: "To collect traces, the folder C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents must have write permissions." I checked the permissions for this folder and made sure the Everyone group is assigned the Write permission but I still get the error. Has anyone else had this problem or does anyone know how to get past this? thanks, mikeI'm not understanding your problem. Could you explain a little more? You could even attach a Stephensorry, wrong message
fine? In what way will they optimise my system? at WinUp. Check the instead. oftware.mspx go speedOnce bitten, always shy. I am not a shill for MS.As an MVP there is no obligation or expectation that we will only push Microsoft products. Generally we best support Microsoft by helping locate the best solution wherever it may be in or out of Microsoft. See this for more about MVPs: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;mvpfaqs&style=flat In this case, you are usually better off getting drivers directly from the manufacturer. Even the drivers on Windows Update are from the manufacturer but they can be older drivers. Microsoft does not make these drivers. The hardware manufacturer makes the drivers and then pays a fee for testing to ensure they meet
A question to the collective knowledge of the group. I would like to be able to use the Remote Assistance to help my father with occassional PC problems now that we both have Windows XP Pro and broadband connections. In the reading that I have done about Remote Assistance it is necessary to have Windows Messenger installed on both PCs and initiate the Remote Assistance session via Windows Messenger especially if one of both parties are behind a firewall? Is this correct? If this is the case which version of Windows Messenger is better to reinstall 4.7 or 5.0 (I removed Windows Messenger 4.7 from my PC when I installed MSN Messenger)? Thanks in advance to all who reply.
a notice such as "Cannot init d3d or grf filr has problem." i was told that my Video Driver may need some updating My question is this, how can i know the brand/name of my Video Card? i can't seem to find it in Device Manager. i'm a new Windows XP user by the way. i was a Windows 98 2nd edition user before thanks for the help Hi Download Everest from: http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=1 After running the program you will able to view the info. about the video card amongst a whole lot of other settings.Or, when you boot your PC you should see some info about your Video Card appear briefly in the top left corner.Hi Yes, I think most graphics cards show up there. The bootup sequence at that stage can
pc. but only kazaa lite does not work.This has happened to a friend of mine too . if you already have tried uninstalling and reinstalling kazaa lite with no luck then you can try diet k that removes all banners and other spyware from the kaza media desktop http://www.dietk.com/ Find more free programs and goodies at my site www.computerboom.net Kenny to ask a question about kazaa. but i do not know any place where i can ask this kind of question. i recently downloaded kazaa lite. but when i start the program it is stuck. i only see the borders of the screen. and finally i have to "end task" the program. i tried all the versions of kazaa lite from several sources but the problem remains the same. i meanwhile tried Kazaa media Desktop which DID WORK on my pc. but only
more and thanks to the people who helped me with my previous question . After having problems trying to reinstall windows xp service pack 1 cuz i wanted to get rid of the sp2 . i followed the advice of one of you..and uninstall the sp2 from the control panel and my problem was gone and finally could reinstall the sp1 with the cd that came with my laptop now my lap runs smoothly again and i wont upagrade to sp2 cuz i have the antivirus and firewall mcafee . my lap is ok now but i was reading some posts on this forum about defragmentation and i was wondering if after reinstaling a system completely the hard disk was ok or maybe it needs to be defragmented . whats your opinion people? or maybe after this reinstalation of sp1 running the windows defragmentation
I'm having some problems with my current installation on Win XP. Unfortunately, all I have is an upgrade CD. I know I can do a repair install by just installing normally and it will recognize the current installation and install over it, but my question is this: What files from the c:/windows directory are necessary for it to recognize the old installation? I want to nuke the old installation as much as possible before installing. Thanks!x-no-archive: yes Why do you say "all I have is an upgrade CD"? The upgrade CD is just "as good" as the full retail CD; the only difference is that it requires proof (such as it is) of presence of
SP2 already installed (that is, a slipstreamed copy), but I cant find any documentation to support that. Has anyone else heard that? It is a big concern because Im about to buy a new box, and this would suck. I tried to slipstream, the problem is that after I slipstream, all the contents that I need to burn would be just slightly too large to fit onto a CD. Also, I really don't care about having to redownload/ install SP2 if my box crashes. All this being said, is it really necessary, or can I just do a plain vanilla install, then download/ add SP2? TIA, ChrisRYou most certainly *can* perform a vanilla install and download/install SP2 at a later time. Question is, Why wouldn't a new computer already have SP2 installed? HTH,Im buying a box without the OS. SP2 to that
1: Without the user's manual interference does Windows XP (without SP1) at any time by itself, e.g. when restarting, write the Operating System Time or CMOS Time to the Real Time Clock (RTC)??? QUESTION 2: Without the user's manual interference does Windows 98SE at any time by itself, e.g. when restarting, write the Operating System Time or CMOS Time to the Real Time Clock (RTC)??? Thank you, Mike.Think about your question for a moment. When the operating system is starting up, how would it know the time? It doesn't, so there isn't any "operating system time" to write to the RTC. The RTC (aka, the CMOS clock -- they're one and the same) is the hardware component that knows what time it is because it keeps running when the
Yo! Just a question. If I have an NTFS partition with a 9x OS (such as WinME) I will not beable to access that particular partition because it's not FAT32. However, if I upgrade or full install a new NT bases OS (such as WinXP) would that partition become accessable now? Just curious!Yes. There are other options though, such as a read-only NTFS driver for Win9x from: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/ntfswin98.shtml Steve
I am the only user on my computer, yet i still have to access the user login screen, even though i do not have a password on my account. Is there any way of avoiding this screen and just logging straight into windows? Jas SinghYes. You can go to Start, Run , and type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes). Clear the checkbox next to "Users must enter a user name and password". Choose your own user account, and leave the password blank.
I've seen alot of KB articles that say "Microsoft doesn't give support for third party products" or something like that. Is Microsoft saying do not use third party products since they don't give support for the software?Just another in the long list of MS disclaimer, covering their butts from any liability what-so-ever. Basically, it gives MS tech support the excuse to say "It's not a problem with our software."
't have any use for a "Zoom Text" feature I have to say that I have been using ClearType at 1152x864 with my good old ViewSonic GS771 - a 17" CRT monitor - and it really makes a difference in the readability of everything.Thanks for the info to both you and "Star Fleet Admiral Q". Somehow I missed his original reply and unable to locate my orig question on newsgroup. Apparently this "clear type" doesn't work on desktop CRT monitor, but I swear mine is easier to read since I installed it Bob London, Ontario, Canada.
Question about Windows XP SP2 and Microsoft Java. Service Pack 1 had Java build 3805 in it, which had some fairly signficant security holes in it. These were fixed by build 3810, released as a security patch. If SP2 is applied to a WinXP system that has only the SP1 Java (e.g. build 3805), will SP2: -remove the Microsoft Java entirely? -leave the Microsoft Java untouched (still 3805)? -upgrade the Microsoft Java to build 3810 (or later)?I can't answer your? with fact but since M/S lost a lawsuit with Sun java I'll assume that SP2 will have no Java at all. You can still get M/S Java build 3810 at this link incase I happen to be right about no Java. http://home.wanadoo.nl/jheroen/VM/index.htm
I actually posted a message about this a few days ago, but now have noticed several other things. I am having a strange problem with a Windows XP machine running IE6. When I open a webpage, the only thing that appears in the title bar of Internet Explorer is question marks. It looks like this: "??????????4?????$???????" I don`t notice anything unusual in the registry, and it seems to function properly otherwise. The machine is running anti-virus, and the definitions are up to date. We did install a program that uses Active X to run just before this started happening, but we have installed this program on many machines before without having this problem. I also notice that when I visit different pages, the number of question marks change, and there are a few strange
Hello, I have a question about virtual memmory. I was online for about 10 hours yesterday, and after about 8 hours, the warning box saying "windows virtual memory low" came up, and I assume started to fix the problem. However, I tried to open another program, and the new program would crash every time. I checked under task manager, and cpu usage was around 10%, however paging file was about 600,000 out of 800,000 (aprox). The largest memory item was a process called CCapp(?). Can anyone tell me why the memory usage would go higher the longer I am on? Also, the stated process sometimes hangs on shutdown. TIA - Windows xp home - sp2 - dell inspiron - Only had firefox running.Try this link http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=CCappThank you, will try it
I used the bootvis utility to troubleshoot long startups some time ago and loved it. While it's optimization technique is apparently built into Windows XP, it gave me a clear and visible graph of what was taking so long so I could disable it if not needed. Microsoft discontinued it but I still have a copy. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work any more. I get an error: "file is not in recognizable format" when I try to open the .bin file it creates. Does anyone know how to get it to run right or have a replacement product that does the same thing? DCGTry BootLog XP http://greatis.com/utilities/bootlogxp/
I have a computer which had XP professional loaded, but this machine got so corrupted with internet garbage that I wanted to wipe it clean and install a new OS. (I ddn't have the key for the professional, so I bought XP home and installed it using the installation wizard). Now I have BOTH OS on the computer! How can I wipe out everything associated with XP professional?HOW TO: Partition and Format a Hard Disk in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en- us;313348 HOW TO: Install Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en- us;316941
and all other previous windows updates? If so, why is it free for downloading whereas you needed a license for SP1? 2) What is the actual difference between SP2 for IT and for single user? 3) Why should anyone bother to buy or to inquire about a MS release of Windows XP SP2 CD if you can just slipstream them both together and burn them on a CD yourself? Maybe I'm mistaken but isn't that possible? 4) If the newest SP always includes the older one, why then, would use the Network Install directly, the SP2 CD, or Windows Update to do that. Don't know about MS Office Service Packs, but Windows XP SP2 contains all fixes up to this point. Maybe somone else can answer the question about Office service packs.Office Service packs DO need to be installed sequentially.
OK, I want an Admin account and a Limited account. On the limited account, I want to be able to play some games that I have on my Admin account.(Half-Life Mods i.e. WON and Steam) At anyrate, I have put these folders into the "shared files" folder, with no luck getting them to work on the limited user account. I realize some programs will not work on a limited account, however, BF 1942 works and was also transferred(shortcut to desktop) when I set up the limited account.(Windows XP compatible???????????????) The only way to take advantage of a limited account is to be able to play these games a well.(For me anyway) So, am I out of luck because these games will not work correctly on the different user accounts?? Thx. WSon no 1942 Addendum, It seems as though Microsoft Word 97
when trying to run bootvis trace, error message comes up, "number of physical drives in the trace file is 0" "trace file has invalid system configuration information" I am experiencing very slow start up and am trying to run bootvis for info. Also the optimizer in bootvis does not work, the optimizing screen just hangs and does nothing. Any suggestions. I downloaded bootvis from softpedia and from microsoftMicrosoft does not provide help to end-users for "bootvis". They have said before that the en-users should not be using it and that it is for software developers.
I just want to say that how few people that asked a question and are given answer, good or bad, reply with 'Thanks, it worked' or something that would indicate if the given answer helped at all. How many times I have given an answer that I taught to be a good answer and then not know if it helped anyone..I agree with your thoughts about this. They probably just don't think about it.
My symptoms are that going into "(Microsof)internet explorer 6", the page will default to About:Blank or Use Defualt, but I am being redirected to "http://22.214.171.124/sextracker.html" Norton Antivirus is also updated but it does not show me any sign of virus in my compter. I have tried the following programs: Adaware SpySweeper Spybot CWShredder A^2 regcleaner HiJack This Nothing has worked so far. if anyone can please help it would be greatly appreciated, many thanks:Do you really recommend SpyHunter? It's on the
I have a USB removeable hard drive with two partitions, one FAT and one NTFS. Being very concerned about the security of the files stored on this device, I turned on file encrytpion for many files and folders, and those files and folders are now shown as "green& understand what is necessary to read an EFS encrytpted file on a USB external drive on a machine other than the one on which it was created.I am certainly no expert on EFS and the XP implementation, but I do know it is tied to the SID of the user account in question. I strongly suspect that when you move the USB drive to the notebook, then import the certificates, it won't decrypt them because the SIDs on the two accounts don't match. They can't and never will.That doesn't sound right.
in 20 times, so when I have been able, I use an external CD-RW .. I started with MS-Dos 6.22 and installed Win98SE from there for these, my primary hard disk uses only 2 GB out of the 20 available in the FAT32 system. Now that I've instaled XP, I would like to use all 20 GB for the C drive. How can I go about doing this? I've poked around the help files and tried creating a new partition with the unused space, but it assigns a different letter for that space and I do not prefer that (2 GB is kind of small for my applications on C). I'm hoping it won't mess with my use of an external CD drive, and I don't think it will, but offered it up for background info. Thanks for
please can you send me the right anwser for this question thank you : how the netmeeting works? how can i use the microphone to my use as a regular phone? lately,I wanted my friend call me and take control of my computer but he couldn't get the control of my computer and i couldn't call him and get the control of his computer, so please how can i solve this problem? is it my net meetting working right , how can i test it? i can make
Is it possible to force a breifcase update to go one way rather than letting it determine what needs it, without changing every item individually?Darren, Sorry but I'm not sure about the answer to your question. However, I do have one thing to say. "I before E except after C". ttfn rather than letting individually?Their, theism.
will not work as it says my computer is not initialised and that my cryptographic server is not working, but i have found out that it is working. because of this problem my internet has been suspended (im on a public computer) so i would like to know what phone number i should ring to speak to someone about this in the UK that is free. JoeWhat You Should Know About the Blaster Worm
Blaster Worm: Critical Security Patch for Windows XP (32-bit version)
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Madonion pcmark and under AGP capabilities it says Rate 1x, 2x, 4x supported (1x enabled). Under sideband addressing it says supported (disabled) and under fast write supported (disabled). My question is how do I enable the fast write and sideband addressing? I have looked in my bios and I don't see any settings. I have gone under disply graphics properties the Intel Extreme Graphics Drivers:
download this file:
1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP145.EXE] (5745KB) 14.5 7/8/2004
(ignore the warning about 3rd party graphics cards)
install the intel driversI already have those intel drivers dated 7-8. this may help: go here to read FAQ and docs: http://support.intel.com/support/graphics/intel852gm/
, MBSA report no unnecessary services are running. I do regularly scans (weekly using Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D) and run Trojan scanners once a week as well .. Again I haven't been able to find out anything helpful on any websites, mostly they talk about Win2K, and XP Professional and about setting security policies for logons which cant be done in XP Home .. Is there anything I can do to track down what this audit failure means and what I need to do (if anything) to stop the attempted password changes from happening . One last question; When the guest account is turned of in Control Panel / User Accounts / Guest account [off] why does it still show as logging on in the security event viewer log?This is a stanb in the dark, but try scanning for spyware This is a stab in
Win2K and I have a PC with WinXP. Can I use my WinXP license for setting up a Win2K system?Windows 2000 is an operating system. Windows XP is an operating system. You must have an operating system on a computer in order to run software APPLICATIONS. Since software marketed in the year 2000 does not have any way to know about Windows XP coming on the market, the software won't say on the box or data sheet that it will work on a later OS. AS to the question about "using Win XP license for setting up a Win2K system" NO. The installation product keys are different, you need the product key for that OS to install that OS. The keys for XP and W2K are not the same, the keys are even different for different versions of each OS, whether retail, OEM or upgrade. You
Hi! I have a question about two files I found on my Acer TravelMate 533LCi. I searched the web and the acer homepage for information, but I wasn't successful. So I came here. May someone knows the answere. I have 2 files in a hidden folder called 'IMAGES'. Those files are pretty large (file one: 490.112 KB; file two: 629.760 KB). I want to delete them, but I don't know if they are somewhat important for my system. I think they have been on my laptop before I bought him. I have a harddrive with 2 partitions. This folder has been on my second partition as default and I moved him to my first partition. Nothing happened. The file names are: '70GT5300.002' and '70GT5300.ACR'. My question: What exactly are those files? What are they used for? Are they
I like to use a graphic I made as a signature in outlook. over the years I made many and have moved things around on my computer. Because of this, I find I am not able to remove them from the box in options, signatures. I get a message that they do not exist and to choose another html file . Is there some hard to find place on the computer where these things are stored? Somewhere in the dbx files maybe? I think if I could delete them from there, that would solve my problem. I hope I have explained this correctly. This is a big problem as it makes adding new sig files a big hassle. I have to kind of trick outlook , and choose one that I can rename. Any help to clear this old list of sigs out of outlook express would be appreciated. joyceRWhen you go into the options box for signatures does