... ;m running WinXP Home Edition on a Dell Dimension 4400 (Pentium 4). About
2 weeks ago, shortly after installing the Windows update for WMDRM-enabled
media players, both my CD writer drive and DVD-Rom drive disappeared from my
configuration. In the Device Manager, both appear, but with Error Code 41
and the tell-tale yellow error marker. I've followed the instructions in
the Windows XP Inside Out book, which tells you to uninstall the drivers and
then reinstall the hardware, to no avail.
I've tried a few other things, as well. I've uninstalled the devices
through Device Manager, then shut down the computer, then physically
uninstalled the two devices by disconnecting the physical connections, then
restarting, then shutting down, then reconnecting the devices. This ...
... appreciate it
| if someone can give me a tip on how to reset it to its standard
|That didn't do the trick, either. I used the Guest account to check the
exact headings I expect to get: "Files Stored on This Computer", "Hard Disk
Drives", "Devices with Removable Storage", etc. I still only get "C", "E",
"L", etc. Baffling.
Any other ideas I could try?
HowardArrange Icons by > Type
Arrange Icons by > Show in GroupsMy thanks to both Ricky and Ramesh for solving my problem. I suppose, in the
big picture of things, it's minor. But I'm a happy camper!
HowardYou're welcome Howard.You're ...
Since I've been using WinXP Pro I can not get my computer to hibernate and I
have no idea why! MicroSoft simply says to turn hiberation off as per the
Wondering if anyone out there has figgured out how to get hibernation to
I've talked to other folks who have had no luck either. One guy changed out
his video board, installed SP2, new drivers and the works with no luck.
Any ideas out there on this?
Thanks!Control Panel, Power Options, Hibernate Tab, Enable Hibernation.
Note, Hibernation writes a file the same size as your Physical memory to the
boot partition. If you do not have enough free space on there for this you
cannot enable the hibernation.
Remove x- for correct ...
... PROTECTION NOW???....PLEASE HELP!!First, your subject is misleading - although probably not on purpose. And
your actual post doesn't really improve on it.
Your 'Antivirus Software' is missing files. That should be what you are
saying. Perhaps even saying, "My 'Trend Micro' antivirus software says it
is missing files..." would have been a better choice.
Why don't you reinstall the AntiVirus software? It is *not* related to
Windows XP in any way other than you have it installed on top of the
operating system. Trend Micro and your subscription information might help
out. Have you checked there?
Having pointed you to where you need to be - I must ask that in ...
Can I get an assist with stopping my System32 folder from opening on my
desktop during system startup with WinXP?Try kellys script, Line 260, right side.
what does this message mean and what can be done about it?Many Services are Dependent on another Service. If that Services
has not started a dependent service cannot run.
To view Services select Start, Administrative Tools, Services or
Start, Control Panel, Start, Administrative Tools, Services.
Right click on the Service Name to get more information.
Two links giving further information:
What Service will not start?
Hope this helps.
Enquire, plan and execute
... click) are: Performance & Maintenance, Date Time
Language & Regional Setting, Sound Speech & Audio Devices, Network & Internet
Connection, Appearance & Themes.
the ones that aren't clickable & make the CP hung by clicking the options
are: Accessibility Option, Printers & Other Hardware.
so, anybody with any "possible" explanation/solution, please kindly reply to
this thread or email me directly at [email protected]
thank you very much for your time to read my thread.just remembered that this had happened to me while WinXP was still on
SP1(a). I get around the "dead" control panel by downloading the hotfix
update one by one and keep checking on the CP if it died or not. of course,
by now, I can't remember ...
My Windows XP Home Edition locks up on the windows XP splash screen and would not continue with startup, I have tried booting in safe mode , VGA mode, last known good config, safemode command prompt only but they all behave the same. The intresting bit is that I can see my WinXP home machine over the network but can run remote management on it as its WinXP home edition and the freeking C$ share is also not available for me to back out my data over the network
Does anyone know of any other tricks such that I can get to the command prompt and rocover my data.
-VivekTake out the hdd and put it in the other computer.
My cursor just sits in the middle of the screen.its
plugged in its not usb either.sometimes it does move but
when t does it goes psycho fast movements and clicking
when i dont want it to please somebody help me!!!!!!
please send your replies to my e-mail address!!your mouse is dying you will need to purchase a new one that happend to me
recently so I bought a microsoft usb mouse and it rocks
I brought a new computer and wanted to install WinXP from my old computer to
my new one but registeration fail. since WinXP can only install on "one"
computer only. What can i do to inorder to register my WinXP home edition on
the new computer.
Pls pls help.
'll need to go out and purchase a new copy of Windows XP
and install it on your new computer.
Windows XP - Shell/User
Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
Hey, anyone know what happened here??
After I installed MS Office97 Small Business Edition the other day, my
WinXP SP2 laptop has been booting up with the Win95 -- that's **95**Take a look at Start/Control Panel/Sounds, Speech, and Audio
Devices/Change the sound scheme.
Now, any idea how the sound got changed in the first place? I wonder
why installing Office97 SBE caused the OS to do that....I suspect that the Office install did it. As you can see, you can change
it if you like.
... that, I was told my system registry is
corrupt. (The following file is missing or corrupt:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\System.exe) Finally I gave up and repaired the
installation through the cd's automatic repair option (after booting from the
Windows XP CD, hit ENTER for setup and then R to repair existing
installation). Then, when I tried to start WinXP normally a blue screen
flashed then PC rebooted. I successfully booted into Safe Mode with
Networking. Numerous AV Scans revealed nothing.
Later I selected "do not restart upon failure to boot" from the Advanced
Startup Options and identified the blue screen as the following Stop error:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to ...
... request. util I started up winXP for the first time. on
the moment the blue screen appears with the login picture the PC
blocks. I have tried installing winXP pro instead of Home but same
problem. I do not know how to proceed. can anybody help!!!???If it pretty much completed the install, but will not boot up, I would first
try to do a Repair install. Boot from the XP cd, select Enter to install,
but select R to do a Repair install. This will try to repair a current
install. Obviously it's install enough to try to run Win XP, but something
may be corrupted. The repair install will try to recopy the installation
Now, before you start the reinstallation, make sure you have all you
unplugged (cameras, scanners, printers, etc....). Just plug in a mouse,
How do I change the basic type (font) to black and perhaps bold so I can see
it better? Thanks,Right-click Desktop, select 'Properties' > 'Appearance; then 'Font size' to
change size, and 'Advanced' to change color.
I just found out about the msconfig command, and noticed, there are bunch of
startup item under the startup tab, I uncheck some, and few days later, I
restarted the computer, and seems, some of them came back as a double and
after keep doing it few times, the list is getting longer, theres only enable
and disable buttoms, where can I delete them?
my email is [email protected]
any help would be nice.Hi
Some of those programs 'may' have a startup setting within the program
itself. For those programs re-appearing, have a look in the settings/option
section to see if there is an entry for starting up with Windows.
My computer has been restarting alot. My event viewer shows:
"The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000007e
(0xc0000005, 0x80533f7b, 0xf7a99b34, 0xf7a99834). A dump was saved in:
I can't find on Microsoft's web site how to send the dump file to the online
crash site. I have also noticed that the message before the save dump
message has often been:
"Plug and Play user-interface dialogs have been suppressed in Factory Mode."
Does anyone recognize these errors? How do I send the dump files to be
analized? Any help would be welcomed.
See if the following article helps:
... used Nlite .99.4b to slipstream my WinXP CD. I used the option
to create an iso file in Nlite. Everything went very well making the iso
file. I then burned the iso file to a DVD disk as it was too large to fit
on a CD. Again every thing looked fine. XP install will load when the dvd
is placed in the dvd reader. It will also boot up when placed in the dvd
reader and the pc is rebooted.
XP with sp2 installed with NO issues other than will be noted below. It
sure was much faster than installing XP and then sp2.
Here is the issue which has me worried. Using my MS CD for installing XP,
during install it always asked if I wanted to activate, which most time I
have and if I don't activate during install, it will bug me until I do.
With the slipstreamed version of XP, it ...
I would like to use my desktop HD with my laptop. I first thought of
restoring my backup image to the laptop HD, but a search here indicated
that I could run into problems with that approach. Now I'm wondering
if I could mount my HD externally and use it that way without involving
the laptop HD. So my questions are: First, is it feasable? If it is,
how would it be connected, USB cable? Could I switch back and forth
with the laptop HD. Both are using XP. Possible problems? Any
suggestions and/or advice would be appreciated.Windows is not supposed to work (and cannot be installed) on an external
device. My guess is that removing the desktop drive and using an external
case with USB connection would tell Windows it is on an external device and
it would not work/boot.
I was wondering if there was a way to find out if I actually did get my WinXP
registered back in 2002 when I got my system? I don't have internet access
on my computer, but I do have a holographic sticker with my product key on it
attached to the outside of my machine.
When I purchased my CPU in 2002, my WinXP was pre-installed and I didn't
know then that I should have asked to a copy of the CD Installation Disk.
Now I am experiencing problems that can be corrected easily with that CD and
I am trying to obtain one, and by finding out if I remembered to register my
OS with Microsoft, it would make what I am trying to do easier and faster.
I would appreciate any time or effort you give to me to help me get these
answers. And Thank You!!!Microsoft is not responsible ...
I have a HP Pavilion XT963 with WindowsXP Home Edition Installed on it. I
only use my computer to surf the internet, download some stuff once in a
while, get email, some MS Word, Excel. Just your basic crap. Also I am the
only user on this computer, my wife uses it also but we do not use separate
logons, just the administrator.
Are there certain Services that start up when I reboot my computer that I
should leave alone and just let run? i.e. Background Intelligent Transfer
Service or Fast User Switching Capability
What about process that are running in the background? i.e. lsass.exe or
Is there a place I can go (website) that has alot of this info?
Thanks for the help!You should not change anything. Perhaps it's better you surf the Internet using a limited ...
... and help is
RayI have a simular problem. Recent Documents doesn't appear on the Advance Tab.
It does if I log into my guest account, but not mine. Suspect something in
the Registry is out of wack. Help would be appreciated.
TerryHi, I finallycan display the My Recent Documents folder on the Start menu.
I corrected the problem by setting up a new user. I could not do it with
other suggestions.Thanks for all of your suggestions and help. rayHave you tried Kelly's site
Line #55. Restore Recent Documents, My Documents
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmHi, no never tried Kelly's site but I just returned from Kelly's. What a
great site but the fix did not work! Any other suggestions would be
I'm afraid I can't pinpoint when this lack of funcionality has occured, I
just know that it doesn't work anymore. Well, in a sense it does, as the
Find-dialogue opens like it should. I can also type in what file I'm looking
for but when I click "Find" - poof! - the application quits.
Anyone heard of anything like this and what the remedy might be..?Which programme are to trying to 'find' from? If it's Outlook Express, try
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;298558Oh, sorry! It´s locally on my computer. In other words: the basic,
down-to-earth XP function you use to dig up stuff you know you´ve saved but
for your life can't remember where... *s*
one of my speakers on my headsett is working but the other arent, i have
tryed to adjust the balance of them in the volumecontroll. but still i dount
hear sound from the side of the damidge speaker!!! plz help
PS: I use Windows XP HOME...First, try to rule out a hardware problem. Use the headphones on another PC
(or other source that uses the same style plug) to see if the headphones are
After removed serveral spywares, I cannot launch the services.msc (Computer
management still fine, but not service page) along with "Help and support"
from start menu. Also pressing F3 key in Explorer for "Find" function with
result close down of explorer.exe.
They seems startup for a split second and then close itself without notice.
My guess is it has something to do with HTML/DHTML pages. Any idea how to fix
Please try the following link to Kelly's web site:
"Why doesn't Help and Support work?"
What, if any, error message(s) do you see when trying to open
My processor is running at 1.5, and the processor is a 2.3 ghz processor. I
think it has something to do with my laptops power settings. How do i make
it work at ifs full speed?I think it's a BIOS setting. Go into the BIOS setup and see what options
you are offered.
when i try to shhut doen my winxp pro it shows the shut down screen and says windows is now shutting down and it hangs there.. i will see hard drive activity for about 30 seconds after that happens and then nothing, this also happens if i try to restart the computer.. i usually wait about 2 minutes after it says windows is shutting down then manually power off or hard reset. how can i fix this?Hi XSD,
Resources to Help Troubleshoot Shutdown Problems in Windows XP
Windows XP Shut Down Issues
Troubleshooters for Windows XP Shut Down
Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues
At startup it comes to display ``starting windows xp`` and doesn`t start for
good 10 minutes!
What should i do?Your problem might be caused by programs that are starting slow at startup
thus delaying the final loading. Go to run / msconfig / startup tab , and
review and remove the non - essential program . Jym