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Why does XP hate my network?

Mixed wireless network: 3 Macs, one Windows XP PC. We're using 40-bit WEP encryption, and for some reason the Windows XP laptop simply cannot stay on the network... why that be? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Jan 12, 2006 - 6 answers

How can I stop the dreaded Delayed Write Error?

Ever since I installed my new cable modem via a USB port on Windows XP (SP2) my computer has been experiencing "Delayed Write Error" messages nearly every time I use a web browser (IE, Firefox, and Opera) that quickly brings the computer to a locked-up halt. How do I stop this from happening? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Jan 11, 2006 - 11 answers

Word mail merge to pairs of people at a time - possible

Can I use Word's mail merge functionality to send merged emails to pairs of people? [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Jan 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Recover hiberfil.sys data

WinXP SP2: Forcing hibernate to resume from old hiberfil.sys [more inside]
posted by adzm on Jan 8, 2006 - 8 answers

Preserving a wider Quick Launch toolbar

Is it possible to change the default minimum number of icons in the Windows XP Quick Launch toolbar? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Dec 31, 2005 - 5 answers

Help me fix my USB microphone?

Why does my Blue Snowball mock me? I've been attempting to get my new USB Microphone working on my Windows XP SP2 box with little luck... help! [more inside]
posted by fet on Dec 29, 2005 - 3 answers

Windows XP disk check problem

I'm having a problem with the chkdsk facility (windows xp). [more inside]
posted by booksprite on Dec 28, 2005 - 4 answers

Using laptop IR to control TV

How can I use the IR port on my Windows XP laptop to control my television?
posted by punishinglemur on Dec 26, 2005 - 6 answers

Turning off XP special mp3 sorting functions

Here's a real simple problem that's been annoying me since I switched to Windows XP. If I have a folder that's full of mp3 files, XP "intelligently" decides that it's a music folder and changes the "Arrange icons by" options from "name/type/size/modified" to "name/type/size/artist/album title/year/track number/duration". Importantly missing is MODIFIED! How do I tell XP to sort files by date modified if it insists on only letting me sort by the ID3 "year" value?
posted by rxrfrx on Dec 23, 2005 - 9 answers

Files lost when burning to CD-- HELP!

Help! I (well, my boyfriend, actually) just burned a CD a lost all his files! [more inside]
posted by lalalana on Dec 19, 2005 - 13 answers

curmudgeonly compaq doesn't want to evolve

My laptop is a Compaq that came from ebayland. The fella who sold it to me had 'lightly' used it, and he sent it to me with the drive wiped and XP SP 1 installed. Yet it refuses to install SP 2 or any other update. [+] [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Dec 5, 2005 - 10 answers

Where'd everything go?

Why have all the contents of one of my Windows XP user accounts vanished? [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Nov 29, 2005 - 5 answers

Hot & Noisy Laptop

My laptop is running hot lately with the fan going all the time regardless of processor load. Is there a windows XP setting that controls processor stepping? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Nov 28, 2005 - 14 answers

File Dialog Woes

I recently re-installed Windows XP. Whenever I open a file dialog, the folder currently selected shows in Thumbnail mode. I want it in List mode and I can't figure out how to switch it.
posted by Imperfect on Nov 25, 2005 - 11 answers

CHanging the XP default install path?

Something simple that I can't seem to find the instructions for: when I install a new program in windows XP home, I automatically want the path to always be to a different drive than the one that Windows is installed on. [more inside]
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Nov 22, 2005 - 4 answers

Blocking a program's net access with ICS intact?

Is there anything I can use to block a specific program's Internet access without screwing up Internet Connection Sharing in XP? [more inside]
posted by terpsichoria on Nov 5, 2005 - 9 answers

Burning me up!

Help make my DVD burner burn. [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Oct 28, 2005 - 9 answers

Getting Airport only connect to Access Points

Is there a way to tell a Powerbook with airport to connect only to Access Points like Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx on Oct 21, 2005 - 3 answers

you fool windows you can't get fooled again

Windows XP: What does the "Speaker setup" option do, if you choose one of the various stereo options (desktop, laptop, monitor stand, monitor side, keyboard, headphones)? How does it change the waveform? It seems to me that things sound better if I pretend my headphones are desktop speakers... [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Oct 16, 2005 - 3 answers

WindowsUpdates Arrrrgh!

WindowsXP and FTP Filter: I am running WindowsXP Pro and every time I allow it to update, my FTP client fails. I have tried everything I can think of and all Microsoft's advice, to no avail. Anyone seen this before? [more inside]
posted by juggler on Sep 30, 2005 - 6 answers

Back to the factory

Working on a friend's Win XP box tomorrow. Seems that, on a whim, it decided to revert to the original factory setup and seemingly disposed of the profiles, settings, and other installed programs (though on My Computer properties it still seems to be registered to the owner). I haven't encountered this prob before, but they have been real pros (sarcasm) about maintaining their install and protecting against malware. Ideas? Thanks in advance!
posted by moonbird on Sep 23, 2005 - 6 answers

Why won't wireless networks show up?

Strange laptop wireless problems following Windows XP Home upgrade to Pro.... [more inside]
posted by borkencode on Sep 17, 2005 - 10 answers

Photoshop refresh issues

Photoshop CS refresh issues with a widescreen monitor in WinXP. Am I the only one who sees this, and is there a fix (besides CS2)? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Sep 9, 2005 - 5 answers

BitTorrent on WIndows XP SP2

When I use BitTorrent on XP SP2, Windows "limits the number of concurrent, incomplete outbound TCP connection attempts" and (I think) slows me down, because they might be coming from a "malicious program". How can I stop it doing that and make it treat me like a grown-up? Is it in the registry somewhere?
posted by Mephistopheles on Aug 23, 2005 - 9 answers

How can I transfer pictures to my computer without it crashing in the process?

I'm trying to transfer pictures from my digital camera to my computer, which is being made very difficult by the constant bluescreens Windows is giving me. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Aug 22, 2005 - 10 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

Download legal copy of Windows XP

A friend of mine purchased and downloaded a CD image of Windows XP; complete with activation keys. According to him, it was perfectly legal. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Aug 12, 2005 - 19 answers

Combining and changing partitions

I just received a new Acer laptop. The hard drive is 100GB, but it arrived divided into two partitions. According to the Windows XP Professional disk management window, the drive is divided as follows ... [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Aug 11, 2005 - 22 answers

64 bit Windows?

64 bit Windows: What works? What's not yet supported? In short - what do I need to know before buying? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Aug 8, 2005 - 12 answers

smb:// url from xp pro

How do I connect to a network identified by smb://sub.domain.tld/share$ from XP Pro? It works fine in OS X (of course) using "Go->Connect to Server", but on Windows neither IE nor Firefox nor My Network Places seems to understand this kind of URL. What do I need?
posted by Aaorn on Aug 3, 2005 - 4 answers

Help opening links from Outlook 2003

I am having a problem with Outlook 2003. If I click on a hyperlink in an email message, a new internet explorer window is created instead of using the currently open internet explorer window. How can I change this? [more inside]
posted by garypratt on Jul 28, 2005 - 8 answers

Moo2 under WinXP

Has anyone gotten Master of Orion 2: Battle At Antares to run under Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by mojohand on Jun 13, 2005 - 7 answers

How to block IPs in Apache Tomcat?

Recently a wiki that I host has been defaced pretty badly by some Asian group. I'd like to block an ip address or a range of addresses from my web server. I'm running Jakarta Tomcat on a Windows XP Pro box but Google hasn't been able to tell me how to do this.
posted by furtive on May 21, 2005 - 7 answers

My computer, it crashes.

I know this is hard to believe, but Windows has crashed on my computer. Can I fix this somehow, or do I need to reformat? Again? [more inside]
posted by iconomy on May 10, 2005 - 6 answers

Com1 Port Boondoogle

My wife's Windows XP box refuses to go into standby mode saying there's some conflict with the Com1 port. Can someone help steer me in the right direction to fix this annoyance? [more inside]
posted by fenriq on May 6, 2005 - 6 answers

Software recommendations

I'm reinstalling Windows XP for a buddy of mine, and I have a question for you lot, namely, what software should I install with it? What great piece of software do you need to have on every pc you use? In particular, what do you more creative types use? Free is best, since I'm not spending any money, but if you know of any good demo stuff I should install so he could try, that's fine too.
posted by KirTakat on Apr 23, 2005 - 19 answers

Setting up my new HDD

What should I do with my new hard drive? [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha on Apr 21, 2005 - 11 answers

XP Processes

Windows XP SP2 says: "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process." How can I find out what "another process" is?
posted by punishinglemur on Apr 20, 2005 - 12 answers

Windows XP Home as a file server?

I just bought a smokin' new laptop with a 60GB hard drive, replacing my aging-but-serviceable desktop. I have about 90GB of files in total--too large to fit on the laptop. My just-replaced desktop is running XP Home, while my laptop is XP Pro -- can I use my desktop as a file server, or is XP Home too limiting/insecure? Am I opening myself up to a world of hurt? [more inside]
posted by kables on Apr 20, 2005 - 8 answers

Online collaboration and interaction

What is the easiest way to set up an online collaboration session between three people in different offices in which one person can draw on the document being viewed by all three? All three are on Windows XP, T1 lines, and a WAN. Solution could be hosted in-house or by a third-party (secure). [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Apr 19, 2005 - 5 answers

Separation of data and program files

Is it true that good practice dictates one ought to separate program files from data files (onto different partitions)? What are some good ways you accomplish this? What about the problem of WinXP putting the "Documents and Settings" folder (containing user desktops, outlook .pst file, etc.) in the same partition as the "Program Files" and "Windows" folders? [more inside]
posted by parma on Apr 15, 2005 - 13 answers

When RAID arrays go bad

The 2x250Gb RAID1 array on my desktop system (WinXP) started throwing up 'Delayed write failure' errors and forcing mirroring on reboot. I unplugged the HDs and reinstalled Windows, but suspect a hardware failure. What's the best way to run diagnostics while minimising the risk of corrupted data being mirrored across? Plug in each drive separately, detach the array, or re-mirror and hope for the best?
posted by holgate on Apr 5, 2005 - 1 answer

How can I automatically remove unused styles from a Word doc?

Some of my MS Word docs (Microsoft Word 2003, Windows XP) have been through many hands and have many styles defined. Lots of these styles are garbage. Other than doing it manually (stepping through all of the styles one by one, checking whether each style is in use, and then deleting the styles I don't need), is there a way to remove all styles that are not used in a document?
posted by pracowity on Mar 17, 2005 - 7 answers

50MB tiff files and memory hell in Windows XP.

I've been working with 16-bit grey layered tiffs lately, 50-250 MB each. When browsing a folder of 25 files, my machine chokes to the point of screen redraws becoming "wipes". What'd going on, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke on Mar 9, 2005 - 9 answers

My My Computer and Network Places icons keep moving in Windows XP.

Stupid Windows question: Every time I shut down or log out of Windows XP, my My Computer and Network Places icons move. How do I make them stay put? Trying to google an answer has left me humbled.
posted by willpie on Feb 15, 2005 - 6 answers

My userinit.exe is gone and I can't log in to WinXP or access my hard drives.

SoftwareRAID0AndCan'tLogInToWindowsXPFilter: My userinit.exe is gone after a routine Windows update, and I can't use the recovery console or a boot disk to access my hard drives [+] [more inside]
posted by tumult on Feb 14, 2005 - 7 answers

remote control for my XP-based mp3/video player?

HTPC owners: need recommendations, based on your direct experience, on a remote control for my XP-based mp3/video player. More requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Feb 13, 2005 - 3 answers

E-mail capable disk space monitor?

I'm looking for an application that can monitor the free space on several hard drives and generate email alerts if certain conditions are met, I've googled but haven't been able to find any capable, free software for this, little help?
posted by Cosine on Feb 8, 2005 - 8 answers

What should I use to add 3d objects into a video clip?

VideoProductionFilter: I’d like to experiment with adding 3d objects into a video clip. What should I use? [mi] [more inside]
posted by sexymofo on Feb 8, 2005 - 14 answers

Photoshop 7 won't start - what can I do?

photoshop 7 won't start ! help ! [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Feb 8, 2005 - 6 answers

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