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How do I solve this Windows File Share problem?

Why do I keep getting "Enter network password" when adding users to a remote share in a Workgroup in Windows XP Pro? [more inside]
posted by jspierre on Feb 3, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I get this computer to force boot a CD?

I just bought a brand new OEM XP Pro SP3 install disc and it won't boot. Here's the rub: Computer runs an old MS Small Business Server and I want to wipe the thing and install my new OEM XP Pro, but the computer won't boot from the CD. Bios is set up properly. [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi on Sep 27, 2008 - 15 answers

PDF Migraine

Quickbooks Pro 2005, MS Outlook 2003, and an intermittent PDF e-mailing problem. The PDF's that are e-mailed often are blank when opened on the other end. Why? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Apr 6, 2008 - 6 answers

How can an XP Pro administrator log into a user's desktop without the user??

Is there a way/program to log into a Windows XP Pro user's desktop without their password (sort of like a master password?). Let me explain... [more inside]
posted by jspierre on Dec 8, 2007 - 16 answers

How to map the network drive across the internets?

Terminal services? Do what with the who now? Help me set up a terminal services server on an XP Pro box. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Dec 6, 2007 - 19 answers

The sharing of the files; make it so.

Small office Networking, hardware/software recommendations please. Sort of long, sorry! [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Sep 14, 2007 - 2 answers

How to map a network drive over the Internet?

What's the easiest, most secure way to map a network drive over the Internet? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on May 15, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I dual boot XP Pro and XP MCE

I bought an Alienware Aurora laptop a couple months ago which I configured with Windows Media Center Edition. everything has been working great and I like MCE but I have started to do some recording of music and it seems that hardware and software in the recording world is almost universally incompatible with MCE, so I bought XP Pro and I want to dual boot the two of them, I made a 10GB partition and put Pro on there, it runs but explore seems real slow, and I have to switch the primary boot partition from inside windows using a disk manager program and its a pain, I want to dual boot from startup, any tips? Thank you!
posted by BodieRyan on Jan 1, 2007 - 7 answers

Don't wanna administrate...

I tried turning off the welcome screen running Win XP Pro, but somehow managed to switch the default user to Administrator. So in order to get to my normal settings, I have to log out of that, then enter in my normal login name, and only then I'm back to normal. How can I switch it to the normal login (without the welcome screen)? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Nov 21, 2006 - 3 answers

Printer Sharing between XP Home and XP Pro

Home networking: (1) Can you point me to a clear, brief guide to File and Printer sharing between an XP Home machine (directly connected to a parallel-port printer) and an XP Pro machine on the same LAN? (2) Is it possible to do Printer Sharing without File Sharing in this setup? There have been many related posts, but I haven't found one that directly addresses the Home/Pro and print-only issues. Thanks.
posted by Dave 9 on Oct 3, 2006 - 6 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

Why has my Firefox slowed down?

Why has my Firefox slowed down? It started a few day ago. Sometimes it takes several minutes for a page to load. Some only partially load, then stop. Some don't load at all. Not every page is this way, but I'd say about 20% suffer from one of these problems. IE is zipping right along though. I did a virus check, ran Spy-bot and Ad-Aware and cleaned up my registry. Yet the problem persists. Oh, I'm running 1.0 and XP Pro.
posted by zorro astor on Jan 17, 2005 - 8 answers

Accessing XP Pro's system restore utility if I can't get Windows to boot in any way?

Is there a way for me to access XP Pro's system restore utility if I can't get Windows to boot in any way? I have access to two computers in one room so making a boot disk of some sort is easily done, but I can't find any method from Google other than those which require a Safe Mode boot, which I can't pull off. More details can be provided if the answer isn't a simple "no."
posted by baphomet on Jan 1, 2005 - 4 answers

My Windows XP Pro can't find drivers automatically - what gives?

Brokenwindowsfilter - My XP Pro SP2 box no longer automatically installs hardware. Yesterday I plugged in a plain old USB mouse and the hardware wizard came up, but after doing its thing it said that it couldn't find the driver. I had to tell it to manually look in places like windows\infs\ and windows\system32\drivers to find the files. Anything I can do to get it working again without doing a re-install? (The same thing happened with a USB keyboard when I tried it.)
posted by Space Coyote on Aug 31, 2004 - 5 answers

After I replaced C: on Windows XP Pro, the D drive frequently doesn't work.

Using XP Pro 2002. Main HDD dies, replace C:, now can't get out of BIOS without unplugging D: (storage). Actually, D: works occasionally, but during those regular operations it sometimes bluescreens and on reboot I get BIOS errors for *all* drives. Wha? [more inside]
posted by petebest on Aug 20, 2004 - 6 answers

Hard drive corruption

I have a Hard drive question, using XP Pro SP1, 3 hard drives, last one is a Western Digital 160GB special edition. MI (partition and file corruption) [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on May 28, 2004 - 5 answers

Doesn't share well with others.

I have a home network with 3 XP Pro machines which can all share files perfectly with one another - and a Windows 98 SE machine which refuses. Help I'm desperate {more inside} [more inside]
posted by ac on Feb 16, 2004 - 2 answers

Wireless Network Setup Question (for PC)

Twiddling my thumbs... wirelessly! I'm setting up a new Windows XP Pro laptop with built-in 802.11b. It seems to detect our Apple Airport (I) base station just fine, and connect to it. Just can't get any network services through it (ie: web pages are all 404s). Any suggestions?
posted by scarabic on Dec 24, 2003 - 7 answers

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