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iTunes bug or "feature"?

"Simple" iTunes question -- why do some covers get grouped together and others do not? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jun 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Drivecleaner virus and firefox. Why is drivecleaner stalking me?

Firefox and disk cleaner virus - not sure if I have the virus or not.... [more inside]
posted by fox_terrier_guy on Jun 24, 2007 - 6 answers

Windows XP can't keep its windows straight!

Bizarre Windows XP behavior: when switching between applications, sometimes more than one window will pop to the foreground. Huh? [more inside]
posted by chrominance on Jun 21, 2007 - 11 answers

My computer is being locked randomly

Windows XP Pro randomly being locked by unknown users. Is my computer being hijacked? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Jun 21, 2007 - 28 answers

Is data recovery possible?

my brother had a corrupt system file that causes windows XP media center ed. to not boot up. while in the recovery console, he accidentally clicked an option to restore the computer to factory settings. Is it possible to recover the data he lost?
posted by FireStyle on Jun 18, 2007 - 2 answers

How to SSH/telnet into Windows command line?

How can I SSH (or telnet) into my Windows machine (2000 and XP) and get a command line?
posted by jkoby on Jun 18, 2007 - 16 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

Whittle down my Palm to a Thumb?

Cross-platform, portable PIM? Not wearing a winter coat anymore, I find my Palm T|X is larger than I want to carry. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Jun 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Folder only displays first 287 items?

My music album folder contains ~1000 folders in it. It's stored on a large external hard drive. It suddenly began only displaying the first 287 folders, ordered alphabetically. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Jun 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Help?

I have an laptop running XP. I have two profiles. When I change the Start Menu or Startup Processes on one, it bleeds over to the other... [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Jun 8, 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

Why is my Windows XP acting wonky?

My Windows XP acts really weird when I have a lot of programs open... [more inside]
posted by qvtqht on Jun 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Networking computer help for a amateur turned vaguelly professional tinkerer

Help me to fix/setup/keep running a network of 4 computers the easy way. [more inside]
posted by djstig on Jun 3, 2007 - 4 answers

I want to be able to preview jpegs on the desktop in Windows XP

One thing I really like about OSX is the fact that when you have a jpeg on the desktop, you get a thumbnail preview. I run Windows XP, and I simply don't have the money for a new computer, let alone a Mac, though. Is there a program out there that will let me see thumbnail previews of jpegs on my desktop? [more inside]
posted by jamietie on Jun 1, 2007 - 7 answers

Making Visual Teaching easier on XP (OSX equivalents needed

As a followup to this question (2 years ago)... I need in WinXP to have three features (and I'll take any of the three, preferably all). 1) Bordered Cursor (round ring, called Pinpoint for OSX). Bonus for a visual change when you click (and right click) 2) Key overlay like KeyCastr for OSX, showing the audience control/alt keys as you type them in an overlay. 3) Dynamic Zoom (yes, I know it's open gl based, I have only open GL cards) to push in. MacOS Universal Prefs.
posted by filmgeek on May 29, 2007 - 2 answers

XP Reset Itself - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

I woke up last Saturday morning to find that my WinXP machine has reset itself to settings from a year ago. [more inside]
posted by Irontom on May 16, 2007 - 4 answers

Dear Windows Update: please work again.

Why can't I run a Windows Update anymore? It used to work; it no longer does. I've tried everything I can think of and I don't know how to get it to work again. [more inside]
posted by phaded on May 14, 2007 - 11 answers

Any thoughts on reinstalling dell drivers?

I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP, but I'm running into driver issues. I'm using a Dell Inspiron E1405 that I want to dual boot XP and Feisty Faun on (I want to go Linux full time, but I needs my WoW, and I can't get Wine to be friendly with my Video Card). I'm running into driver issues. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on May 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Explorer constantly crashing on video file thumbnails, can't take it anymore!

Windows XP / Explorer: MPG and WMV file thumbnails constantly crash Explorer, sometimes taking the entire OS with it. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by bradn on May 11, 2007 - 2 answers

Ubuntu ate my XP bootage

Ubuntu ate my WinXP via Grub: help me induce vomiting? [more inside]
posted by onshi on May 9, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I share files and folders over a home network?

I have a small network consisting of a couple of PC's and a router/firewall/ADSL modem. On one PC, files that are placed in a folder which is shared with everyone else aren't accessible by everyone else. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on May 3, 2007 - 6 answers

"My computer" is gone. I want it back.

"My Computer" icon is gone. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Baud on Apr 30, 2007 - 7 answers

One foot in the grave (ie XP)

Is this stupid: buying a Vista laptop intending to immediately install and dual boot XP Professional? [more inside]
posted by MaverickX on Apr 27, 2007 - 15 answers

Can XP use over 4GB RAM?

I'm building a new PC running WinXP. Someone tells me XP won't see or use anything over 4GB of RAM. True or false?
posted by SilverTail on Apr 26, 2007 - 5 answers

I add artwork to my ipod but it doesn't show up!

I have a Windows-formatted ipod that I run a mac. I am having trouble manually adding artwork to my ipod. I am unable to add the artwork in itunes and then view it on my ipod. The artwork will show up in itunes, but not on the ipod. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help!
posted by slhpatterson on Apr 24, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I "start" an enabled driver in XP SP2?

My audio device is giving me the following message: "Driver is enabled but has not been started." Please help. [more inside]
posted by padjet1 on Apr 24, 2007 - 8 answers

I want to use my Vista CD as skeet.

I (apparently) messed up my partition, and now Windows thinks my hard drive is half the size it actually is. Help. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Why does explorer.ex become a resource hog?

What are possible causes for explorer.exe to blowup to 70-80+ % CPU usage?? NO I do not have an trojans or viruses, my machine doesn't have any extra crap running on it in the background. Typical things I use are Video editing applications like Sny Vegas, Sorenson Squeeze, and Photoshop - usually after opening/running a couple things - bam - task manager shows exploere.exe hogging & bogging down. Any ideas? Should I just wipe/reinstall windows?
posted by Richiedude on Apr 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Help my friends get their money's worth

Friends of mine bought a Packard Bell PC back in 2003. It's never been the real deal, the computer it should have been despite the huge amount they paid for it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Diabolical system font eye-strain! Is this the end for baking soda's peepers?

Let's say I spend long hours staring at a computer screen where some of the fonts are too small and I have no way of increasing them, which creates a diabolical eye-strain device of reasonable fonts mixed in with unreasonable system fonts. I normally have no vision problems otherwise. Is this going to damage my eyesight if I keep it up? (Medical opinions and links to medical articles welcome). And is Leopard's "resolution independence" or anything else in Leopard going to bring OSX near to where XP is in terms of being able to increase the system fonts without lowering the resolution? (I'm using a Macbook Pro).
posted by baking soda on Apr 21, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I get dynamic drive icons on my Windows desktop?

How can I get Windows XP to show an icon on the Desktop for each mounted drive like Linux does? [more inside]
posted by chorltonmeateater on Apr 15, 2007 - 5 answers

Hope me get my settings back.

Had to reinstall XP Home. How do I get all my old settings back? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Apr 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Is Compacting the Registry Safe & Worthwhile?

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 - 5 answers

Please help Windows recognize a wireless receiver for keyboard and mouse.

Please help Windows recognize a wireless receiver for keyboard and mouse. [more inside]
posted by Asef Jil on Apr 7, 2007 - 2 answers

Swapping System32 folders

Can I fix a corrupted XP boot by copying the system files over from another installation drive? [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Apr 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Help restore start menu icon and text

How do I restore the graphic and text on my Start menu to the Windows default? [more inside]
posted by gfroese on Apr 2, 2007 - 4 answers

I want extra large fonts in plum. How hard can that be?

WinXP appearance question... [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Mar 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Can Vista and XP be dual booted from separate disks?

Is it possible to dual boot Windows Vista and Windows XP Pro if each are installed on separate hard drives? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Mar 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Why won't my computer use it's damn recycle bini?

How do I change my computer's "delete" and "drag/drop" settings? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Mar 16, 2007 - 10 answers

How to fix this icon?

How can I change the icon (that shows up in My Computer, etc.) for a hard drive in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Mar 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Some music doesn't load in iTunes for XP but works fine on Mac

Some music copied from an Mac drive to a Windows drive doesn't load in iTunes on Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by TurkeyMustard on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

How to get my old copy of XP to work on a new Mac?

When I buy my new 24" imac, should I keep my PC and use it as a server, buy a hard drive enclosure, or just scrap my old PC? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Mar 13, 2007 - 12 answers

PC didn't change for Daylight Savings Time. Now what?

Uh-oh. My computer (MS XP) didn't make the leap and change itself for daylight savings time. I thought I was ready - I installed all the recommended updates. (Someone left the computer on overnight - that couldn't have caused our trouble, could it?) Is there any I should do other than manually change the clock in the systems tray?
posted by copystar on Mar 11, 2007 - 8 answers

Moving a windows installation from a single processor to a new mobo and c2d. How?

Moving a windows xp installation from a single processor to a new mobo and c2d. How? [more inside]
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay on Mar 8, 2007 - 5 answers

how to bypass windows xp registration screen?

does anyone know how to bypass the registartion screen on windows xp? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Mar 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Will Vista-Native drivers work in XP Pro? Y/N

I have a client system that has Vista preinstalled. The client wants XP Pro on the system. It's a laptop, and the manufacturer (HP) only provides Vista drivers. Will the Vista drivers work in Windows XP? Is there a hardware-equivalent HP system that is the Windows XP version that I can get drivers for to use on this one? It's an HP DV6235NR. Thanks!
posted by SlyBevel on Mar 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Problem with XP thumbnails sticking

Problem with XP thumbnails sticking [more inside]
posted by koshka on Mar 4, 2007 - 2 answers

XP unusably slow after STOP errors and running checkdisk - what's going on?

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 - 25 answers

Problems shutting down Windows XP

I'm running Windows XP on a two-year old Dell Dimension 4600. For the last couple of months, I've been having trouble simply TURNING OFF Windows. I hit the Turn Off button from the START menu, and it often take 5 or more minutes to shut down--if it shuts down at all. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by quintno on Feb 27, 2007 - 6 answers

My dad wants to turn his home movies into DVDs. Might win an Oscar, you can never tell.

What's the best Windows software package to edit video and create DVDs? [more inside]
posted by IvyMike on Feb 25, 2007 - 6 answers

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