Why the hell won't Windows XP Sp2 let me change (or even give me an option field anywhere) to alter the password for the Guest account? I'm the administrator, dammit! [more inside]
"Simple" iTunes question -- why do some covers get grouped together and others do not? [more inside]
Firefox and disk cleaner virus - not sure if I have the virus or not.... [more inside]
Bizarre Windows XP behavior: when switching between applications, sometimes more than one window will pop to the foreground. Huh? [more inside]
Windows XP Pro randomly being locked by unknown users. Is my computer being hijacked? [more inside]
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?
How can I SSH (or telnet) into my Windows machine (2000 and XP) and get a command line?
Automatic still image capture of a video file on Windows XP SP2. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
My Windows XP acts really weird when I have a lot of programs open... [more inside]
Help me to fix/setup/keep running a network of 4 computers the easy way. [more inside]
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]
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.
I woke up last Saturday morning to find that my WinXP machine has reset itself to settings from a year ago. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Ubuntu ate my WinXP via Grub: help me induce vomiting? [more inside]
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]
"My Computer" icon is gone. (more inside) [more inside]
Is this stupid: buying a Vista laptop intending to immediately install and dual boot XP Professional? [more inside]
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?
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!
My audio device is giving me the following message: "Driver is enabled but has not been started." Please help. [more inside]
I (apparently) messed up my partition, and now Windows thinks my hard drive is half the size it actually is. Help. [more inside]
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?
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]
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).
How can I get Windows XP to show an icon on the Desktop for each mounted drive like Linux does? [more inside]
Had to reinstall XP Home. How do I get all my old settings back? [more inside]
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.
Please help Windows recognize a wireless receiver for keyboard and mouse. [more inside]
Can I fix a corrupted XP boot by copying the system files over from another installation drive? [more inside]
How do I restore the graphic and text on my Start menu to the Windows default? [more inside]
WinXP appearance question... [more inside]
Is it possible to dual boot Windows Vista and Windows XP Pro if each are installed on separate hard drives? [more inside]
How do I change my computer's "delete" and "drag/drop" settings? [more inside]
How can I change the icon (that shows up in My Computer, etc.) for a hard drive in Windows XP? [more inside]
Some music copied from an Mac drive to a Windows drive doesn't load in iTunes on Windows XP. [more inside]
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]
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?
Moving a windows xp installation from a single processor to a new mobo and c2d. How? [more inside]
does anyone know how to bypass the registartion screen on windows xp? [more inside]
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!
Problem with XP thumbnails sticking [more inside]
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]
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]