I have XP Home installed on my HP Notebook. As with most Windows users I get
automatic Windows updates from Microsoft. After the updates are downloaded and
installed a folder is created in my C:\Windows directory with "uninstall" data.
(e.g. C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB8733.....etc.) It has gotten to the point where
the number of these folders has grown to well over 100 and I'm wondering, if my
system is working well after the update was installed, Can I safely delete all
the folders manually without creating any havoc on my system? And if I can
manually delete the folders, would I have to make any Registry changes also?
use to have the option "On resume, display welcome screen" in the display
properties, but now it changed to "on resume, password protect". How do i get
that option back? I like displaying the welcome screen better.
How can I make sure I get the most out of my CD burner? Please give me some
one of the many users now using a Windows Vista computer?
I went to install a new program on my computer the
other day, but it wouldn't let me because of something to do with Administrator
rights. How can I log
into my Administrator account so I can get this program installed?
Please help me!
Sometimes when I try to delete a file from my
computer, it comes up with a "Cannot Delete File" error. Why does this happen
and is there any way I can get around it? Please help!
I just noticed a key on my keyboard that
I've never really used before because I have no idea what it's for. It's in
between the left Ctrl and Alt and has a "flying window" on it. Can you help?
attempt to open a Web page by using
Internet Explorer, I may receive the following message:
The page cannot be displayed or The page you are looking for is currently
unavailable. The Website might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you
may need to adjust your browser settings.
I am always
putting my laptop in hibernate mode instead of shut down in order to quickly
start the computer. Is there any effect to the computer if I continuously put it
I still have the possibility to start a run command (to enter "ping" for
example) but the black DOS window closes immediately. Now I have a program that
I should run in DOS mode I think, but it doesn't work, since the "black DOS
window" closes immediately.
I have just
bought a PC which comes with pre-loaded XP and does not include a Microsoft XP
CD. The pre-loaded version imposes restrictions (e.g. on the ISP I can use) so I
would like to reload from scratch to eliminate any non-Microsoft features. Am I
entitled to a Microsoft CD? If so, how can I get it, and if not can I legally
reload from a friend's CD?
Please help me on this as this is very URGENT!!!!! I am using Windows XP Pro, at
first I want to create a guest account for my colleagues who can use my computer
so that I can protect my documents. But I accidentally created the guest account
as administrator. So when I start the computer it goes direct to the guest
account as administrator, and I can't log in to my previous settings. So can you
help me on this how to restore back as a previous administrator? Or how can I
access to my own documents and settings?
My comp has
been incredibly slow for a while now. i thought it was an installed software's
problem, but now Iím sure it's permanent, since the software was uninstalled. I
own an HP 3200 AMD Athlon with 512MB Ram and it runs Windows XP
Home edition. I have tried lots and lots of software like registry cleaners, I
have Zonealarm and Norton with windows defender, and Malware Guard and have used
CCleaner recently as well as
Spybot S&D and ad-aware, and a-squared. But
somehow, even after lots of bad files and viruses etc have been deleted my comp
is still very slow. Please Help. Thank you!
I have a
problem with my son's computer that I hope somebody can help me with. It is a
Compaq with Windows XP SP2. It sometimes runs very slowly and the
cooling fan runs quite loudly. Other times it runs and sounds normal. I
used msconfig to turn off the programs that I didn't need running and am
constantly running virus and antispyware software. I also use Cleanup!
I gave my
laptop to somebody to fix my blue screen of death and now I have this error
message - when I start the system - Windows - System Error - A duplicate
name exists on the network. Please would somebody help me with this.
I just discovered 20 of these files in the C: root
directory in one of my computers and have never seen them there before.
This is what the file name looks like:
recently has been when I boot my pc up I get this black screen asking if I want
to start Windows XP or XP Professional and give me the options to pick
of the 2. I never had this problem until 1 day ago and I tried to do a system
restore but it seems to had been disabled and all restore points erased anyways
any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
to log onto my laptop with Windows XP Pro I get the following
message: Unable to log you on because your account has been locked out,
please contact your administrator. How can I log on?
got a couple of BSOD's with the 0x000000D1 error,
irq_not_less_or_equal. I ran the debugging app that Microsoft offers and
it found out that the wanarp.sys is to blame for the error.
I have been
in places where they say you canít do a clean install with a Vista Upgrade disk
and others say you can. Can you tell me which is correct? Can I
install Windows Vista upgrade without Windows 2000 or XP on the hard drive?
I have a windows 2000 server, which is quickly
running out of room. There must be almost a gig worth of update and hotfix install/uninstall files and info.
Can I remove these files safely and recover the space? Do I need to disable System
Restore before doing this? Any help gratefully accepted.
How can I
run a batch file or other file minimized?
IF01736 Lately I'm having to shut my pc off by the power button, which I was told is not too good for the system If I don't the computer would stay on forever. It goes as far as telling me that it is logging off and then just gets hung up there.
recently gone from one to 2 home PCs (after the old one blew up) and have a
wireless broadband router which manages to connect both PCs to the internet but
doesn't seem to want to connect the PCs to each other.
Change My Vista Font Size? I am a new
Vista user and I am running into the same problem I did when I started using XP.
My eyes arenít as good as they used to be and I am having a problem reading some
of the screen print in the Vista system and also the Fonts on some websites.
I have four
computers setup through out our home on a small network. I have a printer
that I would like to use for all four PCs hooked up to one of the computers that
stays on all the time. How do I connect to this printer to print from the
The older I
get the worse my eyes get. How do I make my Windows icons appear larger?
I have been
having problems with an old Video input output card and a Friend told me to
check on updated drivers for the board. How do I determine the version of
a driver in Windows?
looked around and even Googled spell checkers for browsers and canít really tell which I
should use. How do I spell check text in an online form? Any advice you have
would be great.
possible to have two master EIDE / IDE drives? The reason I ask is that I am thinking about
Dual booting XP Pro and Vista and figured it would be better to do this on two
I spent an
hour looking for a file that a friend told me I had to delete to fix a problem.
It was finally bought to my attention that the file is hidden by default in
Windows. How do I view hidden files in Windows?
cleaning out my computer the other day and everything was sent to the Recycle
Bin. I realized later that I had gotten rid of a couple files I needed to save.
Is there any way I can get them back if it's only been a couple days?
When I go
to download something new on my computer, every once in awhile, it just stops in
the middle of the process. Can you give me any reasons why this type of hang up
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