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Please Stand By... or not.

My home-built computer running Windows XP will not enter Stand By or Hibernate mode. Why? [more inside]
posted by digitaldraco on Nov 23, 2008 - 9 answers

ComputerFilter: Where did my option to hibernate go?

My computer used to have the ability to hibernate and sleep... now it is as if those options never existed. What happened and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by thelastpolarbear on Jan 24, 2008 - 8 answers

MacBooks and Windows, still duking it out!

MacBook running XP has major "SYSTEM" issues. Why? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Oct 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Fully Automated XP Restore?

How do I fully automate restoring my Windows XP test machines to a clean state on a daily basis? [more inside]
posted by TheSlate on Sep 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Stop-Start Computing

What would make an old Windows computer stop accepting input for short periods of time (2-3 minutes)? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Aug 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Where's the rest of my task manager?

In the rare times I've needed to hit ctrl-alt-delete within the past few months, the task manager window pops up, but it lacks the little tabs at the top and the useful little X in the upper right that actually allows me to CLOSE the task manager. What happened? [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Jun 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Remote access to grandparents' computer

A few months ago my grandparents bought a computer. To help them fix problems without us driving all the way out to their house every time something comes up, I'd like to install something that would allow us to view their screen and control their mouse and keyboard from home. Both systems involved would be running Windows XP Home Edition, and we both have broadband connections. What is the best, preferably free, way to do this?
posted by punishinglemur on Dec 25, 2006 - 34 answers

Help me re-install XP

My mom's computer won't re-install an older version of Windows XP. This is actually a timely, pressing problem. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Nov 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Registry woes - what is causing it?

Windows XP Registry - What tools can be used to analyse ntuser.dat hives? [more inside]
posted by Leud on Aug 31, 2006 - 4 answers

Can you help me update my video driver?

I can't get my ATI Radeon video driver update to install... can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Aug 17, 2006 - 7 answers

Why is my life like a Dilbert punchline?

My computer has magically disappeared my user profile. I miss my bookmarks. [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Aug 20, 2005 - 5 answers

what is the 5v standby alert when booting windows?

When I'm booted into Windows, the motherboard sensors always flash up an alert: the 5v Standby is below it's threshold at 4.2v. All I can do is kill PC Alert. I presume this isn't serious, since my PC has happily worked for years, but what is going on? What is the 5v Standby?
posted by salmacis on Dec 29, 2004 - 5 answers

XP install: how do I find my sound card's drivers? And what programs do I really need?

Laptop Clean XP Install:
1] My (on board?) sound card is unrecognised. How do I find out what drivers to use?

2] What programs do you really think I need? I already have VNC, VLC, Firefox, Thunderbird and AVG installed. What else should I add? (Freeware/OS appriciated but not needed.) [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Dec 16, 2004 - 8 answers

Can I dock MSN Messenger on the side of my (Windows XP) screen?

Can I dock MSN Messenger on the side of my (Windows XP) screen? [mi] [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Nov 26, 2004 - 4 answers

Advantages to partitioning Windows XP?

Are there any real advantages to running Windows XP on a partitioned hard drive, with a different partition each for Windows, programs, and files?
posted by tranquileye on Nov 15, 2004 - 6 answers

Accessing email and address book over my home network?

EmailFilter: I have a Windows XP Pro laptop and an OS X iMac. I need to store my email and contacts on the iMac but access them over my home network from the laptop. How can I do this? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Sfving on Sep 1, 2004 - 8 answers

Minimizing MS-DOS

Is there a way to hide a DOS window when it is minimized on a Windows XP toolbar? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by ajr on Jul 22, 2004 - 5 answers

My laptop has developed a serious issue during startup, and I have no idea how to fix it.

My laptop has developed a serious issue during startup, and I have no idea how to fix it. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing on May 23, 2004 - 7 answers

Should I replace my hard drive or buy a new computer?

I have a PC that I use to test web sites on Windows browsers (my main computer's a Mac). I tried to upgrade to Windows XP, and the XP installer seems to have wrecked the hard drive. Should I replace my hard drive or buy a new computer? [sketchy details inside] [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jan 27, 2004 - 8 answers

Will upgrading my Vaio to XP wreck my settings?

I'm about to upgrade my beloved Sony Vaio laptop from Windows Me (blecch) to XP. Will this screw up my previously installed drivers, software, documents, etc? Anything I should know before I start?
posted by Vidiot on Jan 2, 2004 - 16 answers

Problem with XP recognizing a USB connexion

My computer (Windows XP) will not recognize the USB connection I've added to it. [more...] [more inside]
posted by vito90 on Dec 27, 2003 - 3 answers

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