What's the best way to go about building an external WinXP partition that is optimized for gaming so that I can play certain titles in their preferred environment? [more inside]
After a hard drive failed me, I tried replacing with an SSD, but neither BIOS nor Ubuntu from a USB could detect it. But for some reason, an XP installation USB could detect it, but said it was corrupt. Any ideas on what to try next? [more inside]
I'm about to retire a laptop computer from daily active service; thinking about going Chrome or pseudo-Chrome. [more inside]
Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't
connect to router!
DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally)
. Please help. [more inside]
I have two laptops, an old XP machine with a dying power supply, and a new Windows 7 machine that could easily store the old XP harddrive. Can I clone the XP drive and make a dual boot system on the Windows 7 machine?
I have an old computer I'm thinking of turning into a home theatre PC, as well as a dedicated FTP and multiplayer game server. Can it be done, and what do I need? Tech specs and more detailed questions inside. [more inside]
Does the Google Chrome browser act that much differently between Windows XP Pro (32-bit) and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit? Less vagueness inside... [more inside]
My laptop spontaneously decides to treat every keypress as a character different from what I actually press. How can I fix this? [more inside]
I'm reformatting my system and installing Windows 7 my computer this weekend, and I'd like tips, tricks, best practices and the like for setting up a new system. It's been a while since I've "refreshed" a system, and I feel rusty. And my RAM might be failing/faulty. More details inside. [more inside]
In WinXP, why is it that the file browser within Nero9 is able to view the home dir of a disk pulled from a different WinXP PC, but Windows Explorer isn't able to? [more inside]
Help me coordinate my digital ecosystems [more inside]
Posted for a friend: iTunes went apeshit, drive has been emptied of music. WTH? [more inside]
What's the easiest way to transfer files off of a corrupted Windows XP install? [more inside]
Help me understand the vicissitudes of connecting my laptop via VGA to a TV. [more inside]
How can I tell Windows XP to make a beep, chirp or show a popup reminder every 10 minutes as long as I am logged on to my computer (and the screen is not locked)? I would like to save my eyes before I go blind. [more inside]
[interwubsfilter] How can I connect my desktop to the internet using my laptops wireless connection? [more inside]
i've given up on windows, and i'm enthusiastic about not dealing with its security issues ever again. [more inside]
[Win7 Filter] I think I seriously screwed up my boot partitions and need some help with multiple HD / OS box. [more inside]
I posted a previous question
about fixing permissions on an Access/PostGreSQL d/b I use at work. Now what I'm attempting to do is enable using Access with multiple users on the same machine. [more inside]
I am looking for a WinXP driver for a wireless lan PCMCIA card. I have searched via google, but alas to no avail. The card has "11M Wireless LAN Card PCMCIA" on the front and The Part number is WE250-IF. One site suggested that it was either a BroMax or a KingsMax card, but I still couldn't find a driver and both companies seem to have vanished. Any suggestions greatly appreciated - Cheers Dren
Is there a way to display USEFUL info instead of "Running Shutdown Scripts" on Windows XP? [more inside]
Windows XP freezes, audio has disappeared and returned, system hangs on shutdown...my PC has suddenly taken a turn for the worse, and nothing I've tried seems to be helping. So...help? [more inside]
Windows XP Home network connection issues. [more inside]
A Windows 2000 hard disk got clobbered by the XP installer and is "unallocated". What are my next steps? [more inside]
I have a computer running Windows XP and I just connected it to my TV via VGA cables. The TV reports its maximum resolution as 1024x768, which Windows will happily provide, however my TV is 16:9. This results in an over-wide picture. I would like to have Windows use this 1024x768 resolution, but tell it to use non-square pixels, or something similar to bring everything back to the correct shapes.
How should I keep up-to-date on hardware for graphic design? I'm not a graphic designer by trade, but I would like my personal (WinXP) computer to be suitable for hobby-work graphics. More details and criteria inside. [more inside]
My girlfriend's Thinkpad T23 is infected with a virus. [more inside]
[WinXP] How can I create a separate user account that is completely separate from the main admin account? I.e. doesnt share the same programs, settings, etc [more inside]
WTF? I thought I knew what I was doing! I reinstalled WinXP on C:\ and it screwed up all my drive letters and made a secondary partition into a system partition. Help me get it back to normal! [more inside]
So I went against my better judgment and installed SP3 on one of my XP Pro machines. I figured it was safe by now but, as luck would have it, I am now unable to see that computer on the network. Help! [more inside]
I need to scan an XP registry BEFORE an installation, then rescan the registry AFTER the installation, and end up with a merge-able reg file that I can then apply to multiple computers via AD or startup script. [more inside]
My PCI Simple Communications Controller has bitten the dust. [more inside]
How do I make iTunes on Windows XP stop stuttering? [more inside]
External hard showing "weird". Better known as, sharing an external/portable hard drive between osx and winxp. [more inside]
Will Windows 98 and XP run and dual boot (or, treble boot, I suppose,) with my new Vista running computer? [more inside]
winXP filter: Taskbar takes focus away from applications; Setting 'dont steal focus' in powertoys has not helped; What tools can I use to help me find out why/what is doing this? [more inside]
Two quick computer hardware questions before I try setting up a new drive. [more inside]
Why is the Archive command missing from Outlook's File menu? [more inside]
How can I move application data to another drive? [more inside]
Is there a free program that would allow me to have my cursor (mouse) disappear on system start up and/or after remaining motionless for a few seconds? I found one program, "cursor hider", but it is not free.
Too bad, because it is exactly what I want.
This is for a winxp system. [more inside]
I am a computer illiterate person trying to understand the information from Wireshark. Help! [more inside]
How do I copy a large number of files in Windows XP without changing the date created/modified? [more inside]
Please help me restore my user settings (Win XP Pro). All of my wife's personal settings (also folders and files) have beem sent to the recycle bin upon restart. I tried to use the recycle bin restore feature, but to no avail. There is only one user account, and that seems to be set to new machine status. She wants her desktop back ! Last time, you guys saved my butt...can you do it again? Thanks.
I have an Intel iMac with Leopard, and via Boot Camp, a partition with Windows XP. The normal way to boot into XP is--after restarting Leopard or turning on the computer--to hold down the Option (Alt) key and then choose the OS. Is there a way around this? Is there some setting or third-party app that will reboot my computer from Leopard and automatically start Windows so I don't have to wait around holding down that key? [more inside]
How do I get my Kinesis Ergo PS2 keyboard to work with a KVM switch and USB adapter? [more inside]
My wife's WinXP laptop is now showing this error: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
I've poked around the net to find a cure , but nothing works. Safe Mode just shows a string of entries and locks up, Normal Mode returns to the blue screen. I tried to re-install the OS , but although I can hear the disc spinning, it does not show up on the screen. What to do? ...and for bonus points, can I save the data on the HD?
Thanks in advance.
I've spent the weekend playing with my new Intel iMac, and I finally got Windows XP installed only to run into a brick wall with internet connectivity... [more inside]
Restarting my wireless router after some failure while I was at work-probably short power outage. [more inside]
I'm thinking of nuking my hard drive and reinstalling Windows XP. This means iTunes, which sits on my C Drive, will obviously be wiped and reinstalled. If I do this, will I lose all the star ratings and other individual settings I have for my mp3s (which are stored on another partition that I won't be wiping)? If so, is there some file in the iTunes directory or somwhere else that I could back up and add to my new iTunes installation so I don't have to individually rate every mp3 I have all over again?
Is it possible to buy a new laptop for around $500 with Windows XP? [more inside]