Apparently, my Dell laptop was hit with a virus this weekend. I fixed the problem by using the Windows XP reinstallation disc to repair it. Do I need to do anything else? [more inside]
posted by CRS
on Jul 30, 2007 -
I have an old and less than ideal backup of my windows registry. The only part that doesn't work is the system part (I manually deleted some hardware profile entries and buggered the thing). Is there a way to grab ONLY the hardware profile entries from a registry backup and then insert them into the broken one? Regedit doesn't seem to allow me to open, edit and copy from a backup registry. [more inside]
posted by Smegoid
on Jul 2, 2007 -
Can my partner and I still make use of a gift registry even if we are not doing a traditional ceremony-then-reception type event? [more inside]
posted by sneakin
on Jul 2, 2007 -
Yet another one of my clients has been confused by a Domain Registry of America "invoice" mailing, and now I'm even madder at them. I saw this FTC ruling
from 2003, but is there any kind of action/suit against the company now? If not, why not? [more inside]
posted by amtho
on May 31, 2007 -
Does anybody have any ideas of some practical jokes i can play on a colleague by remoting into his registry? [more inside]
posted by goldism
on Apr 26, 2007 -
Is compacting the registry safe & a good thing to do? will it improve performance and speed things up? What specifically would this to for me? I'm using Registry Mechanic on a windows XP machine.
posted by Richiedude
on Apr 8, 2007 -
So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Mar 4, 2007 -
I have been tasked with registering for hand tools. I have a general idea what kinds of tools to get, but need suggestions on what I'm missing, where to register and how much to spend. [more inside]
posted by chndrcks
on Dec 19, 2006 -
Please help me COMPLETELY remove quicktime from my system (at least, that's what I think I need to do) [more inside]
posted by quibx
on Nov 21, 2006 -
How do I avoid a "wedding" list (or gift registry as they're called here) without upsetting people? [more inside]
posted by tonylord
on Nov 1, 2006 -
Windows XP Registry - What tools can be used to analyse ntuser.dat hives? [more inside]
posted by Leud
on Aug 31, 2006 -
"I want to come with you to Redmond and learn the ways of the Registry. I want to be Teh Haxorz, like my father before me." [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak
on Aug 11, 2006 -
What did I do to gain Administrator privileges to install software and how can I do it again? [more inside]
posted by nserrano
on Jul 19, 2006 -
How hard is it to do a manual registry cleaning and is it worth paying HP $45 to help me? [more inside]
posted by amethysts
on Jun 27, 2006 -
I'd like to set up a honeymoon registry (aka vacation wishlist) for my 07/07/07 wedding, but none of the online ones that I've seen are to my taste. Is there any easy way to create my own, perhaps with a tool similar to DropCash? [more inside]
posted by bjennings
on Apr 14, 2006 -
used old IBM power adapter on new IBM laptop. The voltage was the same, amperage was lower, but now the machine won't boot with a major Windows 2000 registry error. Am I frying my machine? [more inside]
posted by Parannoyed
on Mar 1, 2006 -
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 -
The boss "heard somewhere" that we don't have to pay for domain name registry, since they've had the domain for years. Anyone ever heard of such a thing? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper
on Dec 19, 2005 -
I'm putting together my wedding registry and need to add some everyday silverware/flatware. What should I look for to ensure they wont rust? [more inside]
posted by geeky
on Nov 8, 2005 -
A string of bad assumptions. I installed a slave drive. I assumed it was OK to move entire directories of data to the new drive. I assumed that windows XP would be kind enough to update any and all registry entries referring to these files. I assumed that this would mean I could open WinAmp (for example) and the library would still point to the right files. I assumed wrong. I need a free application to fix this for me. Do you know of any?
posted by Grod
on Aug 13, 2005 -
How do I discover all of the domain names registered to a given party? Not "who owns this domain?" but "what domains does this party own?" [more inside]
posted by NinjaPirate
on Jul 19, 2005 -
I have a Dell server running Win2K Server. Registry damaged and won't boot now. Returning 'Hive Error'. No viable backup available. Help recover/repair? [more inside]
posted by Lactoso
on Jun 20, 2005 -
After fruitlessly trying to remove a port scan virus buried deep
within the system services (even AVG couldn't detect it), I am starting a fresh W2K installation. What software packages can do rollbacks on the registry and /winnt, and cancel all the damage from any particular software install session? Sometimes the registry and /winnt seem like a wide-open mouth where junk is dumped endlessly, and preventing this would be an effective way of keeping the computer clean.
posted by rolypolyman
on Jun 17, 2005 -
I want to get my domain away from Network Solutions, with whom my contract expires on Friday, and have it managed by someone better. But I have no idea where to start. Can someone please point me down the path?
posted by blueshammer
on Sep 18, 2004 -
How do I remove things from the system tray on my computer (running XP)? This seems like it should not be so complicated, but my searching suggests I have to edit the registry to do that. I don't even really know what that means, but just looking at the registry intimidates me. Specifically, if I can't get the computer to stop telling me when a wireless connection is or is not available, I may just go insane.
posted by Harvey Birdman
on Sep 18, 2004 -
Stupid annoying WinXP question. I installed an older program I use for data analysis in my lab. Every time I click the start menu it shows up as a newly installed program, despite the fact that I've used it quite a bit. I want it to go away and show up as an old program, not highlighted like a new one. The only help I can find using my formidable Google-Fu is "Turn off new program notification". Well, I don't want to do that; I like to know if something new has been added to my machine. Anyone know how XP marks programs as newly installed, or highlighted, and how to turn this off on an individual entry basis
rather than across the board?
posted by caution live frogs
on Aug 31, 2004 -
I'm running my system under win2k Pro. In my OS folder are a bunch of subfolders with names like $NtUninstallKB810217$ Any reason not to delete them? I could really use the reclaimed drive-space (nb: I googled, and found links, but all want money to view the answer. How very un-askme!)
posted by Fupped Duck
on Jul 20, 2004 -
PCFilter : Is there any way to tell what program inserted something into the registry?
I've been attacked by four seperate virii that sophos claims don't exist in the wild. One of them (netclnc.exe) keeps reappearing in my registry and the system32, and I want to know what's putting it there so I can kill it. Ideas?
posted by twine42
on Jul 18, 2004 -
Multipart question: Scumware, spyware, adware, it's all malware, I say. Currently using both Spybot
to catch and kill most of this crap.
1. Looking for feedback on the best spyware killers for home and work.
2. Are Norton and Macafee working on adding spware killers to their anti-virus packages?
3. Some of this stuff launches using svchost.exe. Where in the registry, besides
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and its relatives, do services launch?
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posted by theora55
on Jun 3, 2004 -
What program will let you import registry and email information from one hard disk to another, using windows XP pro? The built in version won't let me, because both disks are in one machine.
posted by Keyser Soze
on Mar 29, 2004 -