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I have one of those laptops with a stupid wifi switch on it

I have the internet switch turned on on my laptop but windows says my internet switch is off. How do i turn my internet switch on? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Nov 11, 2009 - 8 answers

No SP2 for you!

Why does my Dell laptop refuse to download SP2 [more inside]
posted by Danf on Aug 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me escape from "Welcome to Windows" Purgatory

Can anyone help me with a log-in problem after coming out of hibernation on a Dell Latitude D830 running XP Professional SP2? "Welcome to Windows" dialog is shown, but ctl+alt+delete does not bring up the log in dialog. I have to do a hard power down and reboot to get back in to Windows. [more inside]
posted by syzygy on Jul 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Wireless Internet Stops and Starts After SP2 Installation

My internet is stopping and starting and it's driving me nuts. I'm running Windows XP on a slightly older (3 or 4 years) machine. We have a wireless router in the house running Roadrunner cable service. My device is an Edimax EW-7128g wireless antenna I got through NewEgg awhile back. Works like a charm. Read on for a description of the problem... [more inside]
posted by ktoad on Mar 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Automatic still image capture of a video file on Windows XP SP2

Automatic still image capture of a video file on Windows XP SP2. [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Jun 18, 2007 - 3 answers

Remote Desktop keeps freezing from home to work only

Problem: Remote Desktop freezes after the login screen and refuses to allow client to connect to the server computer. This problem only occurs from the home ip to the work ip but not from any other ip address to work. [more inside]
posted by the_binary_blues on Jun 7, 2007 - 12 answers

Weird error box while working in docs folder

Here's a weird error that I only get when I'm in My Documents or Windows Explorer (so it seems)... [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Jan 28, 2007 - 11 answers

Is Vista right for me?

Is Vista for me? There's a lot [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Nov 10, 2006 - 9 answers

My Bluetooth Dongle seems to lock up XP SP2

My Bluetooth dongle locks up XP SP2. The device is KINAMAX BT-USB USB 2.0. The computer is a Compaq Presario 6000. I have tried installing useing the newest BlueSoleil drivers 2.3 and disabling the windows drivers. Once they are installed it pairs its self with my plantronics 320 headseat but the computer will intermittently freeze up. No error messages.
posted by govtrust on Oct 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Overzealous firewall

Why is the firewall in Panda Antivirus blocking my internet connection? [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on Sep 17, 2006 - 5 answers

What's wrong with my computer?

Wireless networking problem with a Thinkpad t40/Cisco 350 mini-pci wireless card. Windows XP sp2, latest versions of everything, as far as I know. [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Mar 29, 2006 - 5 answers

Will XP2 break my computer?

Should I install XP SP2? [more inside]
posted by Wet Spot on Jan 12, 2006 - 14 answers

How to get an External Hard Drive to show up in WinXP SP2 again?

How can I get an External Hard Drive to show up in WinXP SP2 again? [more inside]
posted by mdbell79 on Dec 18, 2005 - 4 answers

Automated Bluetooth file transfers

Is there anyway to automate Bluetooth file transfers on Windows SP2 using the Microsoft Bluetooth software? (This is a followup of sorts to a previous query of mine.) [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Dec 6, 2005 - 0 answers

Why my Windows XP laptop slows down overnight

I have been noticing a problem with my work laptop which is running XP SP2. If left up and running all night, then on most mornings i find out it is running very sluggishly with 100% CPU utilization (from the graph). First I thought may be it is firefox with its large number of open tabs. But I am not so sure anymore. killing firefox does not help. Also when I look at the CPU column in task manager i cant quite figure out what is causing that 100% utilization. None of high numbers on the CPU column look suspect. Obviously I am missing something here. One thing I am not 100% sure, and there may be something to it, is that I may have seen this problem more often when I am using wifi instead of wired LAN at home. But I need to verify this. After this happens I usually have to reboot the machine after bringing it back to work. I am able to suspend the machine and bring it to work and plug it into the work LAN. But unless I reboot it it really runs slow. Just logging out does not help. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Oct 19, 2005 - 18 answers

Why can't I connect to my network using WPA?

Just reinstalled my OS and can longer connect wirelessly to my router using WPA. [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Jul 19, 2005 - 4 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

Changing Windows XP SP2 Product Key

Does anyone know if there is an easy way to change the product key for a copy of Windows XP Pro SP2 that has already been activated? [MI] [more inside]
posted by sixdifferentways on Mar 28, 2005 - 8 answers

Do I have to install Windows XP Service Pack 2 now?

I was going to hold off installing XP Service Pack 2 for a few months. Whilst I use Firefox rather than IE6, the jpeg vulnerability is listed as affecting XP itself. Do I really need to installing it as soon as possible? Is everyone else installing SP2 now?
posted by Blue Stone on Sep 25, 2004 - 6 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


SP2 be or not to be? That is the question...
posted by damnitkage on Aug 19, 2004 - 18 answers

XP Service Packs

So is there anywhere I can get my hands on the XP service pack release today? Without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to join the Microsoft club? I have a feeling it will be a mess, and I want to know what my friends and co-workers will be getting themselves into. Thanks for the help!
posted by loquax on Aug 9, 2004 - 15 answers

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