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Solved: XP operating manual

Question: Solved: XP operating manual

I am looking for a XP operating maual, does anyone know where i can find a downloadable one

Thank you


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Preferred Solution: Solved: XP operating manual

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Solved: XP operating manual

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I got a Q700 earlier this year and love it but I am now ready to use some of the advanced features such as TV mode, recording video, and the remote but the manual is very basic and does not show instructions completely or not at all.  Is there somewhere I can find a "Q700 for dummies manual" or is there more detailed info on the PC that I just have not found yet?  I have HD cable for the TV and a seperate B-Ray player so this is priority for connecting.   Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Answer:Q700 Operating Manual Additional Information

Hi Alex_GA, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
It's OK to bump your post if there are no replies after a few days. I removed your new duplicate post.
I see the user manual you refer to online:
HDMI is the best TV connection option.
If you have some specific questions, the community can probably help you out.

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Although my registration was accepted by Toshiba (for cash redemption) I cannot find any operating manual or details on Toshiba website.

Can anyone please help with operating instructions

Answer:I cannot find any operating manual or details for Satellite L500/033


It seems to be a Satellite notebook which belongs to Toshiba Australian!
All details should be posted on Toshiba Australian page:

There are different L500/xxx models? if you would not find your unit then this would mean that the information has not been published yet?

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I noticed that some services of Windows 10 Preview although I set them on Manual, they are automatically set to "Manual (trigger start". Why? What is the difference between these two startup modes?

Lastly, with these services, how do I set them to the first startup mode without that they are set to the second startup mode?



Answer:Difference between the Manual and Manual (trigger start) services

This will answer most of your questions:

Windows service trigger start - difference manual vs automatic? - Server Fault

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Question: Solved: XP Manual

I am a new user of XP and I found a manual that is helpful for me and I would like to share. Title: The Missing Manual by David Pogue. They call it "The book that should have been in the box".


Answer:Solved: XP Manual

The "for dummies" books are very good, too. See "Windows XP for Dummies," by Andy Rathbone, Wiley Publishing, Inc.

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Does anyone have an instruction manual I can buy for a Canon EF 100-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Zoom lens? Or know where on the net I can find one for a friend?

Answer:Solved: Instruction manual Please

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Hello, THANX for everyone who has ever helped. I'll definitely help out w/$ as soon as I get a little more rich and famouse.

Anyway, does anyone have a manual or schematic info for the above board? No other info as I currently just have the bare board. The info I need is (Power supply min's, SDRAM or DDR it will accept, versions of P4 type chips it will accept, best sound and vid cards, etc.)

I'm not rich, but I've got a little bit to spend. With all due respect, I'm not currently looking for an online purchase. (Thank you anyway, so please no professional eqptment sales links.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll be online basicly for the rest of the night.



Answer:Solved: Need manual for P4S5A/DX+ Please.

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Hey guys, I need once again more of your help here.

See, I have two pc, one with WinXP and another with Win2000. I have them both linked with a cross paired net cable and the idea is to share the internet between them trough ICS. Why ICS? 'Cause is free. Routers are out of the way, here in Chile they're too expensive.

Ok, so the basic problem is both network cards can't establish their own IP address. I use eth0 to connect to internet with PPPoE on host [WinXP] and it has no problem, but eth1 on host and eth0 on client [Win2K] can't use automatic IP assignation, god knows why. So the only option left is to manually set the IP for both network cards. So far I've been able to set the right IP address to be able to share files between them, but I' still unable to share the internet access on the client.

So what I need is the right IP addresses and DNS and all those numbers listed on the properties page of the networks cards. Regrettably, I know next to nothing about the logic of how the ICS works, so I don't know if I'm missing something, if the DNS has to be 0, or the IP of eth1 on host, or the dns provided by the ISP, etc, I'm just clueless.

So it would be a reeeeeeeally big favor if someone could teach me how it works and also how to set both pc to have internet access.

Many many thks in advance!

Answer:Solved: Win Xp + Win 2K trough manual ICS

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Can anyone tell me where I can download free manual for HP Officejet 7210?
I have just bought this second hand from ebay, but it came without the manual.

Answer:Solved: HP Printer Manual

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How can I check to see if I have Manual Update and not Automatic Update for SP2

Answer:[Solved] Auto or Manual?

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I have just replaced the motherboard in my computer with an Intel d 845 ger 62 and now wish to connect it.
Can anyone tell me where I can find a drawing or picture showing where the various wires plug in.
I have tried searching on the net but allI come up with is bios updates and people trying to sell me another board.
A site with a downloadable manual would be great.
Happy new year

Answer:Solved: manual for intel d 845 ger 62

Hi its me again!

I still have not found a manual on the net but I have discovered it is a D 845 GER G2 and not as I stated in the description.
If it is any help the AA number is A97835-106


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I just bought a 4-Port 2.0 USB HUB with an AC Adapter. My question is this... In what order do I disconnect my mouse or card reader, connect the hub, reconnect the mouse etc. to the hub etc??? Should I do it when my computer is on? Or change everything around with the power off? When do I plug the AC Adapter into the HUB and into the outlet?
I'm prone to screwing things up so I thought I had better ask ya'll before I did anything!

Answer:Solved: Wish I had a Manual! USB Hub Connect?

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I have bought a laptop on ebay model no PS429E-OE152-EN I need a hard drive for it. Can anyone tell me where I can download the manual from so I know what type/size hard drive I will need to get? i'me in UK. Thanks.I have tried toshiba site but they seem to want an order number before they will do anything.

Answer:Solved: Laptop manual

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a few days ago i went and installed a big update or other for vista. when my computer restarted (as they always do for updates) it gave a me a black screen with the documents window ope. i had to go and start explorer.exe manually using ctrl+alt+delete. ever since that update, it's been doing the same thing. I tried a system restore to apoint well before those updates, that didn't work, it gave me an error saying it couldn't complete. i tried adding explorer.exe to the startup programs list, still nothing. any help? thanks in advance.

Answer:[SOLVED] explorer.exe manual start

Hello niftygecko

Welcome to TSF

Normally this happens when the registry has been changed during a previously failed backup or as you stated an update

1. Click the start menu and type
'regedit' and hit "Enter".

2. Naviaget to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

3. Click on "Winlogon" then locate the shell string in the right pane.

4. Double click it and replace the value with:


5. Click Ok and exit regedit,

6. Reboot and you should be ok :)



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Hi Guys,

I really need your Help for setting up my Front Audio. Infact the Rear Audio is working fine, which is inbuilt. However, I need to fix the Wires for the Front Panel for my Audio on the BioStar P4M900-M4 Motherboard.

As such, could anyone of you help me .. from where I could download the
Instalation Manual for this Motherboard inorder setup the front Audio.

Thanks in Advance.

Best Regards

Answer:Solved: BIOSTAR P4M900-M4 Manual

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I am having some trouble putting the power sw, reset, LEDs etc in the correct pins. I have heard that the best way to get the correct order is to read the motherboard manual. The problem is that I bought the computer on the cheap without a manual so I am trying to find it online, sadly without success. If someone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.

S/N: M0009083869 Name: Matra

Good luck and thanks!

Answer:Solved: Finding a M0 Motherboard Manual

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I have a
sony vaio
model pcg-6s1l
service tag j0025038
esn: 5b626434
windows vista business oemact

I search sonys wedsite but no luck its like they dont support this model no more
i couldnt find no were to put the service tag either The information tha i put here is all this laptop got on it i need the manual because im taking it apart and need it for reference to make sure everything goes back were it came from

Thanks in advance
I didn't no were to post this question i hope this place is ok

Answer:Solved: Hi im having a hardtime finding a manual i need help.

"Google is your friend."

Go to the Google page at the link below. Look at each reference carefully, even past page one. You may find a reference that will help you.

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I've lost the User Manual that came with my JVC DVD player. Some time ago someone posted a link which user manuals but I can't find it using the search menu. Can anyone help me with this or does anyone remember where the link is posted?

Answer:Solved: I Can't Find my User Manual

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Help, guys and girls. I need an owners/operator manual for an HP Omnibook 4150 notebook computer. The HP website has limited info on this machine. Let me know if you have one and if it can be purchased by me.


Answer:[SOLVED] HP laptop manual needed

I found this on HP's site.

manuals - hp omnibook 4150

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I cant find the specified registry entry...
I dont have anything called Windows NT under HKEY_LOCALMACHINE\Software. I did find a HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion, but there is no winlogon there.

any ideas?

Answer:[SOLVED] Explorer.exe Manual Start II

Hi -

I moved your post from the 7 month old dormant thread and created a new one here for you.

The referenced thread -

I see you have x64 system, but the registry key is the same one in the referenced thread. You are missing part of the HKLM path. You should not be in the wow6432node key. Look for this specifically -


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

After you click 1x on \winlogon, look to the right and you'll see shell next to a red icon. 2x-left click on red icon next to shell and type explorer.exe

Before changing anything in the registry - please back it up. The easiest eway is to create a system resotre point using Windows System Restore -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .



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I have a asus a8n-e. motherboard that I'm trying to use. I dont have the manual and drivers. I'm trying to determine the front panel connectors at this time. I have a AMD 64 3800+ in it at this time. What suggestions does anyone have to try and get this going? I seem to be stuck!!
Thanks in advance

Answer:Solved: need asus a8n-e manual & drivers

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i need to download a manual online that is listed page by page (a link for each page)

is there a prog. (preferably free) or a way to do this other than clicking each link one by one.
there's over 100 pages.

any suggestions appreciated


Answer:Solved: program to auto download a manual ?

All kinds of them out there. Just google search.

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Hi guys

I have an Optiquest flat monitor - works great. But starting two days ago something changed. We turn off the computer each night and restart it in the morning. We never touched the on/off button on the monitor - so when we restarted the computer, the monitor was always alert.
But something has changed? The last two mornings, when we press the start button on the computer, the monitor does not light up unless we also press its start button.
Any idea how to change this back to the way it was?


Answer:Solved: Monitor requies manual start

Most likely cause is a failing/faulty monitor. I'd suggest testing it on another PC.

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Hi Everyone:

I'm repairing a Packard Bell laptop (easy note n65 model: bv etna-gm) for a client which turns on and then immediately will turn off again and won't even turn on, if the battery is removed. So after speaking with the client and a quick examination, I've traced the probable cause to an incorrectly fitted power jack (he had replaced in his works technical department after the original fussed with the original power adapter.) This replacement power jack hasn't worked and you can even move the power adapter when connected in any direction, you please, there's loads of play and is shorting causing the computer to shut down.

So I'm pretty confident in my diagnosis, but I still need to get down to the board and de-solder the jack and if necessary replace it. But this is proving a b^úch to disassemble and rather than go in blindly, I was wondering if someone could point me to a service manual for this model

many thanks,


Answer:Solved: Packard Bell n65 service manual

check here,i cannot locate the model n65

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I have inherited an old Toshiba laptop with a number of cables for network hookup, but alas no owners manual to show /explain the general procedures..The computer appears to work ok with Windows ME ...a simple scanned copy would be appreciated...


Answer:Solved: Owners Manual for Toshiba Sattelite 320

you may be able to download off the toshiba website

whats the model series


see here

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Having a Acer 1996 motherboard can't find any user guide instructions or even specs.

Anyone know where to find a manual?

In startup the message appears "computer has been openend" or something similar.
How can I stop that? perhaps a jumper or switch?

Why do I have to use F1 functionswitch to startup?
Is there a way to avoid that and start right trough?

Answer:Solved: Acer Motherboard 1996 manual

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Hey all!

I am looking to buy a new case. I really like the design of the Corsair Graphite 600T. But I need to see what the wiring is like and what kind of connectors they use. Can someone PLEASE direct me to the manual for this case? I have been looking for the manual far and wide and I can't find it anywhere. Naturally, you would think that a manufacturer like Corsair is foreseeing and understanding, and that they would publish the manual on their website. But oh no...

I only managed to find an FAQ section for cases under the Support menu, all other support options require login. I also found a buyer's guide for cases (Technical resources - Buyer's guide). There's also Downloads under the Technical resources menu, right where I expected to find it (either that or under Support). But the page that loaded up only contained download links for mice, keyboards and other products, no cases there.


Answer:Solved: Where can I get the manual for Corsair Graphite 600T?

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So I'm on an epic quest about this obsolete motherboard of mine - However, I've been utterly unable to locate a manual for it ANYWHERE. Standard Google searches just aren't throwing up the goods, so I've decided to throw myself on the mercy of the forum-goers.
Please help me locate this manual! And if you DO find it - please let me know HOW you found it, as I've been working with ancient tech of late, and about half the motherboard manuals I've looked for are nowhere to be found, or the links that say they're for the manual are generally dead. The Motherboard in question is an ECS/PCCHIPS (apparently they're the same company? confusing) M935LR.

Many thanks in advance from a near n00b out of his depth ​

Answer:Solved: How to Find Mobo Manual M935LR. Mm!

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Does anyone know how to insert a signature at the bottom of an email MANUALLY ?

Thunderbird would appear to cater for an AUTOMATIC insertion of a signature on EVERY email that is sent out. However , as a part-time small company secretary , I have a need to add company details at the bottom of an email ONLY on those emails that I send out which are relevant to the company.

Help would be appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Manual email signature in Thunderbird ?

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Can someone please help me. I purchased a repair manual for my lawn tractor, and have used uit in the past on old computer w/w98, have new computer w/xp, need to use disk, put in and get this message. Shows a disk, followed by message " Can't open D:TM1908.pdf! " with a rectangle button under the message with a checkmark followed by ok .When I first inserted disk, it downloaded Adobe5 to my system.
Please, how can I use this disk. It is a repair manual on disk, and in the past as I used different sections I printed them out. if I could get it open, I could print the complete manual if neccessary, to solve the problem in the future. I thank in advance anyone that can help me.

Answer:Solved: repair manual on disk will not open

Go here and on the left hand side of the page you will see DL. DL the one that says "free adobe reader." See if that helps.

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My printer driver has somehow become corrupted, and now I cannot even uninstall it to do a clean install. Does anyone know how to manually uninstall (i.e. files/registry entries to delete) a print driver? Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Manual Uninstallation of Print Driver

Download and install and use the free version of Revo Uninstaller 1.91.

After you start it and it displays your list of programs and drivers, select the driver you want to uninstall, then click the "Uninstall" button.

If you're prompted to restart the computer to complete the uninstall, don't!

Select all the bolded registry entries that are displayed, then remove them.

Select all the leftover files and folders that are displayed, then remove them.

After all that is done, restart the computer.


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Have lost the instruction manual for an Epson scanner 2400, purchased some months ago, but little used and no problems. I now wish to scan transparencies and need help with this

Answer:[SOLVED] manual for Epson 2400 scanner

Here is a link to the owners manual for your scanner

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I have QB 2009 - we had a payroll tax subscription that calculated taxes and we filed our own reports. Suddenly it no longer works and I want to go back to manually calculating the taxes, inputting them and printing the checks. I used to be able to do this.

For 2 days I've been round and round with their tech support and I'm almost to tears every time I try to explain for the nth time and go thru the attempts to update for the nth time.

What is happening is that when I click Employees, pay unscheduled paycheck, then click an employee, it is telling me QB doesn't have all the info it needs and I then get stuck in a loop of screens asking me to verify the NM UI and withholding rates. I can never go past that to get into the paycheck creation screen.

One helpful soul tried to tell me that I would now have to do them through the WRITE CHECK screen. Is this correct? Or is there something else I can do to try to get back to doing it manually? That's going to be a pain if it's true.

I'm an accountant more or less, so I am familiar with all the accounts involved and rates and such.

UPDATE: For anyone else going thru this #@#%. FINALLY got a tech who actually helped. I had to go into each employee record, edit the tax info on that employee, remove the state taxes on the "Other" tab, and I was able to get into the create paycheck screen. Thanks to all the 91+ people who looked at my problem so fast!

Answer:Solved: Quickbooks 2009 - Manual Payroll Problem

Forgot to add that the one helpful tech had me follow the links from F1 to turn on the manual payroll feature BEFORE going into the employee records to edit the Tax info.

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Hi Guys,

One of our staff members have stepped on their laptop at work *sigh*

I've been looking for a service / techy manual to make my life a bit easier when it comes to fixing the screen (ordered a replacement).

I don't suppose off chance anyone has one lieing around? - I've googled it but not been able to find anything as of yet.


Answer:Solved: Service / Technician manual for Asus X20E

Nevermind, got bored and just fitted it. hehe

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I can't find one on the lenovo website for the 390e, or anything else in the 300 series.   I found one at a thrift store with a memory upgraded to 256 mb and a hard drive upgraded to 20 gb.  I want to install Puppy Linux Wary on it, and use it as a backup laptop when i vacation.  Unfortunately there is no manual and I cannot find a power button.


Go to Solution.

Answer:[SOLVED] Anybody know where to find a 390e or 300 series user manual?

Hi dameocrat,
I couldn't find a user manual, but I did find the 390e HMM on the Hardware Maintenance Manual express support site, probably better than a user guide.  Just enter 390 in the search box at the top of the page.

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I had a malware attack and decided to reload my XP Media Edition on my Dell XPS 400 series. After the disc reformat and reload of XP from the operating system CD, and then loading the drivers CD, I cannot connect to the internet. The plug for the ethernet cable is red/yellow on two different jacks in the house. The modem is supplied by ATT U-verse. The TCP/IP is connected at 400 Mb/s but showing "0" data transfer in or out. The internet connection was working before the XP reload. I did not backup an "image" and so I may have lost my registries? Is there a way to "turn on" the ethernet port? I am in over my head... thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Ethernet port red light after manual reload XP

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Hi all,

My screen is starting to flicker ever so slightly and its really annoying. I was going to take it apart to reseat the screen connector, but before doing that I wanted to just double check that I did it correctly by looking at the service manual (assuming one excists like Dell have).

Does anyone know or have a copy that I could look at please?


Laptop make and model:

Samsung NP-R700.

Answer:Solved: Service manual for laptop samsung np-r700

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I loaded and like using the free online backup service Mozy ( but like many services it has the annoying habit of wanting to run its utility programs constantly in the background which uses up system resources.

I have no need for Mozy to run constantly in the background since I manually do my own backups once every couple of months. Unfortunately the mozybackup.exe files wants to run constantly and use resources and will not allow me to turn off in task manager.

How can I turn off mozybackup.exe and will it hinder me manually starting and using the program in the future??

thx in advance for any help.


Answer:Solved: Manual Shut down of resourse hogs like Mozybackup.exe?

I don't know the particular program, but as a general guide

Make sure that you have administrator permisions on that computer.
Press windows + R to bring up the Run menu, and type Services.msc.
Make sure that there isn't a Mozybackup service running, and if there is, right click properties and choose manual from the dropdown menu.

Then type MSConfig, go to startup, and uncheck Mozybackup. Restart, and hopefully it won't run.

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Please excuse me if there is any bad language in this post. I'm pretty sure that I removed it all. But I might have missed some.

Today, I bought an LG Blue-ray Disc Player model BP340 (at Wallmart). I bought the best model I could find because I wanted a good reliable product. Mostly what I wanted was a good User Interface. I wanted a large number of variable speeds to view my videos - both fast forward and slow motion forward - both forward and reverse.

But I am now very unhappy. It's probably my own stupid fault. Probably my lack of understanding.

I have bought several other DVD players in the past and found all of them to be lacking in one way or another - in regards to their user interface. I wanted the best user interface available and I was willing to pay as much as necessary to get it.

My main problem with this player is that I want to have a permanent display on the screen that shows how much of a program I have played so far and/or how much of a program is yet to be played. This is something that most all other players always do easily and I'm guessing this one will also do it. I just can't figure out how.

The first problem I encountered with this player was trying to understand the User Manual. That was because there was no user manual. There is a piece of paper that comes in the box and it says, "To view the instructions of advanced features visit and then download Owner's Manual."

I went to that web site ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Just Bought LG Blu-ray Disc Player and I can't get the user manual

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Hi ,
I've been having this problem with my Belkin router since day 1 when i got it.( not new, got from buddy's place)
It's Belkin HI Speed Wifi G router, and what's really frustrating is, everytime i connect to it, I need to manually change the DNS address and switch between & in order to get internet access!
Sometimes it even cuts off the internet during a session, without me even disconnecting from the wifi network, where I would again need to switch back and forth to the 2 or 4 ending! It s been months and found no solution ! .. can someone drop me some hints please .. would highly appreciate your help ! thanks


Answer:Solved: Belkin HI Speed Wifi G router: Always needs manual DNS change

sorry im not the most advanced on this but do you have an option to set it to obtain automatically?

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Hello: I'm running Vista 32 bit, and am having trouble creating a manual system restore point. I have gone to System Protection unchecked drive and restated computer. I then went back checked appropriate box and attempted to create restore point. During processing an error box appeared and stated restore point could not be created, due to shadow box provider had unexpected error while trying to process operation. (0x8004230F).

Also I use a 500gb Passport to back up my Documents. When I right click on Document and click send to, Passport no longer is listed. I checked My Computer and it shows Passport there? This past week I downloaded AVG PC Tune Up and optimized my computer operation, I'm wondering if perhaps some of the computer settings were changed during this process?

Thanks in advance for your help. Paul


Hi see the info here Vista Application Error 4100 (0x8004230F)

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I have been attempting to link all of my emails on windows live mail lately and it looked easy for a while. It was until I had to add my Cogeco account to it. The system keeps telling me, when I attempt to run a test message, that it can't locate the incoming and outgoing mail servers. I have even taken the servers declared on their personal website and they do not work.. Here are my current server settings:

incoming mail (POP3): (initially it was "")
outgoing mail (SMTP): (initially it was "")
E-mail username: **********

I have heard of some people checking the box where it says, "my server requires authentication" and they have had some success. I have tried this as well but they require me to re-enter the password and it will not even accept it! I would really appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction.


Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Live Mail account manual setup

Try cgocable support site - I can't get past their logon screen to view support info on email setup -

Which email software can I use ?

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I am trying to connect my Nook to my wireless network. When I originally set the network up, I wrote down EVERYTHING: router password, network name, network security key, security type, IP address, network name & network passphrase.

The original set up was with a now unused laptop; I have since successfully connected a desktop wirelessly to the network but the Nook keeps telling me I'm entering the wrong wireless password.

I can access the router page through the IP address using the info I said I have above and have not been able to figure out the password. From what I can tell, there's no way to recover my encrypted password and I need to do a factory reset to my router and set it up from scratch again. (If I'm wrong on that, PLEASE someone let me know!)

I guess my question is ultimately this: if I have to do a master reset to my router, do I have to use a cable to connect it to my PC when I'm setting it back up? The computer is on a different floor than the router and I don't think there's a cable long enough (that I can afford!) to connect them.

Sorry, it's Windows Vista 64 bit and a Linksys wireless router WRT54G2.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Answer:Solved: Does wireless router reset require manual connection?

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Hi All,

Does anyone know where Symantec Live Update gets its list of programs to update? I had to manually uninstall Winfax, using instructions from the symatec web site and it still shows up in Live Update. I've searched the registry for winfax, deleted a couple of keys that symantec didn't mention in their instructions & can't seem to find it. Thanks in advance.

Answer:(Solved) WinFax still in Live update list after manual uninstall

Hi Again,

Found it! C:\Documents & Settings\All users\Application Data\Symantec\Live Update. Right click Product.Catalog.LiveUpdate files Properties uncheck Read only, Open with notepad Delete Winfax, renumber products listed after winfax, save, recheck Read only. Repeat on all Product.Catalog. Files.

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Originally Posted by Zalith

I noticed something strange today with my Print Spooler and I was wondering if somebody could help me with trying to find if it is a problem and if so, how to 'fix' it...?

First of all, before anyone asks; I have no idea when this started, or what changed before this issue came up.. Printing is not something I do on a daily basis; in fact it's very rare that I print from this PC.

I tried to print a document earlier to my Foxit PDF printer, and when I did that I got a message saying "No printers are installed, would you like to install one now?". At this point, I suspected something was not right with the print spooler service. Checking in the Services list, my print spooler was set to 'manual' startup and wasn't running at that point. I set it back to 'automatic' startup and started the service without a problem, and printed fine.

Anyway, I haven't tried restarting yet, so I'm not sure if it'll change after a restart, but why would the description for the print spooler service show ????????? And what might have caused it to change from 'automatic' to 'manual' startup? I'm sure I didn't change it myself...


Same problem here. Which software can cause print spooler to go back to manual and modify in unreadable language the description of the service in regedit??? Thanks in advance for yor time! I am ru... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Print spooler service set back to manual mysteriously

Any hints anybody? Thanks!

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I was having problems updating the July issue of MSAS Beta 1, and now that the November issue is available, found that removing all of the remnants left-over by uninstalling using Add/Remove from the Control Panel turned out to be a real pain.

Ok, so I get the remnants squared away with Registrar Lite using case-sensitive scans, and install the November issue of MSAS Beta with Total Uninstall - so, when I need to uninstall, it will uninstall everything that was installed.

Now that I have the new issue, I know there are updates #5775 as of Nov 10, 2005, #5777, and #5779. The About MSAS Help pull-down reveals that I have #5773 definitions, and says I have the latest?
Spyware Definition Version: 5773 (11/26/2005 8:34:33 PM)
Definitions ThreatAuditThreatData: 1295928
Definitions ThreatAuditScanData: 2833207
Definitions DeterminationData: 650730

So, what's going on here?

When I ran the setup, as I had previously, I choose not to become a member of the community - guess where they keep the updates?

I found the following reference for manually downloading the three update files from here:

Scroll down to Dave M's post dated 11/10/2005 11:27 AM PST to find:

Just a ... Read more

Answer:Solved: How to download manual updates to Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1 definitions!

You may have already tried this, but when I manually update the definitions, I open MSAS and select Tools> Summary. On the Summary window, click on Spyware Definitions and it will scan for latest updates. I also choose not to become a member of community.

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hi i need help each time i boot up my pc it always asks to choose operating system the first one is xp pro the second is also xp pro and the third says previous operating systenm on c:/

Answer:Solved: [SOLVED] when i boot pc it asks to choose operating system

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When my laptop is turned on I can open the DVD-Rom drive but when I put in any disc it makes the normal sounds, the light flashes then nothing. I opened quickplay with a disc in the drive and it says no disc found. When I try to open the drive the light flashes then doesn't open. If I leave it for a bit then try to open the drive I get absolutely sound no flashing light.

Is it the drive itself or something to do with the software? I'm running Vista on an HP dv2000 laptop.

Answer:Solved: DVD-Rom not operating

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I have Win XP SP3. I had just reinstalled XP SP2 on the C drive. When I reboot my PC, it gives me 2 options of Microsoft Windows to choose from. By default the first option is selected which is the latest XP SP2 that I had installed.
I logged in using my old XP SP3 and deleted the windows folder of the new XP SP2 that I installed. Yet I still get the option of 2 Microsoft Windows when I reboot the PC. How can I get rid of this? I want the old Microsoft Windows to be selected by default or maybe totally get rid of the option page. I directly want to get logged in with my old Windows XP3 without any options. Is it possible ? Or do I have to reformat and reinstall XP again ??

Answer:Solved: Two Operating System

I have Win XP SP3. I had just reinstalled XP SP2 on the C drive.Click to expand...

why ?

it appears you have setup the new version in the same partition - But why did you want to install XP again

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i am looking at an athlon 3500 cpu and it says it has a Front side Bus of 1 GHz but the Operating freq is 2.2 GHz so what is the difference and what does it mean is the cpu a 1 Ghz or a 2.2 Ghz Im going crazy trying to figure out the cpu and will this processor support a pci express vid card that calls for a 2.4 Ghz Is this Cpu better than a pentium 4 Dam there are just to many choices out there

Answer:Solved: CPU, FSB or Operating Freq

It is somewhat misleading. That cpu does not really have a fsb in the way you are used to thinking about fsb. It uses HT or hyper transport.

As for pci express, that is a function of the mb. It must support pci x.

That cpu will run just about anything you want. It would be approx equal to a P4 of around 3.5 gig. The amds are more efficient so they do more work per clock cycle. The p4s accomplish the same thing with an increase in clock speed [and heat]

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Hi, first off sorry if this is in the wrong category...

I have an old laptop which I only use for playing music (Dell Inspiron 1150, currently running XP SP3). I was wondering which operating systems I could use with it and which would be the lightest/best performance for my requirement.

The main advantages I'm looking for is fastest boot speed and least memory demanding. As it only has a 50Gb hard drive and 1Gb of RAM.

Thanks, Doug

Answer:Solved: Operating systems

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How do I get into the bios to determine cpu/motherboard temp?

Answer:Solved: cpu operating temp

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When I turn on my PC the first screen says Windows XP and the next screen where I log on says Windows 7 Ultimate. Do I have two systems on my PC?

Answer:Solved: Which operating system do I have?

Is this a new or old computer? I doubt someone used it before and installed windows 7 theme on XP which means most probably it is XP. By the way u can go control panel --> system and check your Operating System. It is definitely not 2 systems.

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Hello and thanks for reading this post,

My setup:

Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo J
Motherboard: Asus P5SD2 FM/S
Cpu: Intel Dual Core 2GhZ
2Gb Ram
(graphics card: Asus EN7600 GS Silent)
Disk 0: 200 Gb Sata
Disk1:Seagate 750 Gb IDE

Disk 0 is currently 1st slave
Disk 1 is 3d master
My DvdRW drive is 3d slave

My OS, Windows XP SP2 is on Disk 1, on the C: partition.

I would like to backup my OS from Disk 1 to a partition on Disk 0 (using true image 10 home). I have created a 10Gb primary partion on this Disk 0, the last 190 Gb will be used for the storage of images to restore Disk 1 in case of corruption of the OS, corruption of the NTFS file table etc.

How can I best do this? I fear that when booting, the Backup OS on Disk 0 will be automatically picked for booting. I don't want this, as I want the OS on the faster 750 GB hdd to boot.

I was thinking myself:
- place an image of the OS on disk 1 of the first primary partition disk 0

In case of failure:
1) Switch power of
2) Set jumper settings for DVD rom drive to master
3) Set jumper settings for 750 GB IDE drive thats crashed to slave
4) Make 200GB SATA drive 1st master
5) Replace 750 Gb IDE drive in the BIOS with 200 GB SATA drive
6) Exit BIOS with F10
7) BOOT MS recovery console -> create MBR on disk 0 with FIXMBR, mark as ACTIVE with DISKPART
8) MS recovery console ->DISKPART -> Remove boot partition on 750 GB IDE drive
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Answer:Solved: Two operating systems?

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Currently i am using windows 7 professional 64bit but i have heard that windows 7 should be use in XP mode since its a great way to move to Windows 7 without giving up full Windows XP compatibility.

So my question is how to use XP mode? i am not getting the clue . Should i format my system and download new OS of windows 7 which has Xp mode embedded in it? or whether there is some app/software/upgrade which need to be installed to run xp mode? Which is it?..please give me the torrent link if any.
Also please tell me if there are any DISADVANTAGES of using XP mode and counter measures for the same.
Thanks in advance

Answer:[SOLVED] operating system help

Hi I think you may have some things confused win 7 pro can have a version of win xp running from within it see the info here Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

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I reloaded Windows XP Home Edition on my wifes Dell Insprion1200 to fix another problem which I'll explain that on in a moment. Now when you turn the computer on, after the welcome page you get a black screen and it asks you select the OP you want. Both are identical. How do I get rid of one of them. I thought it would copy over the other one. Also, the touch pad mouse does not work. An external mouse (usb) does work. On the right hand side of the screen at the very bottom it doesn't show an icon for the touch pad. In the control panel programs it lists the external mouse only, and I figured that's because it is plugged in. Have I lost a driver for the touchpad? How can I get it back?

Answer:Solved: Two XP Operating Systems

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I have Windows Vista & might have to install XP. What are the does & donts of this operation, how will it affect my computer, is it something I should attempt. My problem is, I do not think I can install Autodesk Development Desktop 2006 on Vista. I have another computer with XP but would rather use just my new computer. I have tried getting info on Autodesk Development Desktop 2006 installation for Vista & have had no success.


Answer:Solved: 2 Operating Systems ?

Look here; , and here too; , so when done with this dual boot setup, your Vista boot loader will have added your XP to it's boot menu.

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Hi I have an laptop that is a about 5 years old that I replaced with a new desktop this winter. I would like to bring it back to how it was when I bought it. I have done this a few times but I forgot what to do. I think I pressed alt and the f12 key or something during start up. I just want to do this the easy way. Like I said have done in the past and it worked great but have forgotten how to do. Thanks in advance for your help

Answer:Solved: Operating System

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i have recently changed my hard drive. after having a few problems getting xp to work i got it sorted. but now when i turn on my pc i get a screen with the choice of two xp home operating systems. the first one does not work and i have to select the second one every time to make things work. how do i get rid of the first one. many thanks gary

Answer:Solved: two operating systems

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Was trying to do a reformat to my Hp a475c with my recovery disks,I put in disk 1 and it says preparing recovery partition-please wait so I waited and waited and nothing...The disk only reads for maybe 8 secs and stops, and now it is telling me I have no operating system which is true...I would like to know if anyone can help me get back my operating system?

Answer:[SOLVED] No operating system

If you erased your OS, you will need your Windows XP CD to install your OS.

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Today I turned on my machine and got the message "No Operating System". I can boot into the Recovery Console" using the XP CD. Chkdsk runs to completion. However, Bootcfg /scan returns the folling message. " Failed so successfully scan disks for Windows installations. This error may be caused by a corrupt file system which would prevent BOOTCFG from successfylly scanning." I was able to supply my admin password and the directory stucture look good. HELP please. I put this disk into another system (as the slave) and I can access it. As a master, the same problem occurs - I can't boot, but instead of getting the message No Operating System, I get a blue screen of Death.
Any suggestions short of reinstalling the works?

Answer:[Solved] No Operating System

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My main hard drive has a Windows 2000 Professional operating system installed. I have an extra hard drive that has Windows XP installed on it.

I use the extra drive for the space, but now I'm interested to use the OS.

I do not know how to do this. All of the system files for XP are there. Also, the drive has 4 partitions on it. 3 are primary and 1 is logical. 2 of the primary partitions have the files for XP (or at least the folder is WINDOWS).

Specs: the extra hard drive is a Serial ATA 80 GB drive that I have in an external enclosure.

Answer:Solved: Operating Systems

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I accidentally installed two XP 2002 OS on my computer.. One in C and other in D(Where my most important data is).. I manually deleted the operating system(Widows folder) in D.. But still on the boot up of the computer, there is an option to log into that deleted OS.. How to delete that??

Answer:[SOLVED] 2 operating systems.. what to do now

You need to edit the boot.ini file to remove the D: operating system from the startup list.

Go to Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced tab and click the Settings button for 'Startup and Recovery'.

Click the Edit button to open boot.ini in Notepad. Copy the text and paste it into your next reply.

If you have important data stored on D:, have you made a backup?

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I bought a two gigabyte hard drive for my dell dimension C521 280 watt computer. I had my windows vista 32 bit operating system on two discs but they will not work a message comes up failed to intialise a start engine I think I am mystified.

I also bought a nvidea gtx 460 games card. I was told by the shop assistant at PC world it was compatible with my dell dimension C521. Its not it's too big I was thinking maybe taking out my motherboard and sticking it in a bigger case so that the graphics card would fit any ideas people please. Something cheap with a couple of fans and where to buy please.

Answer:Solved: operating system

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I`m running XP now.I`m thinking of getting a new computer,which will come with windows 7.I do have,however quite a few programs ,encoders etc,which would not run on W7.
Is it possible to have two operating systems installed on your computer.I`d like access to XP

Answer:Solved: Operating system

Here you go! How to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP’ with Windows 7 installed first

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I have an 80gb IDE Hard drive with XP PRO/sp3 installed, Which I use daily. I just installed another 500gb SATA HD and loaded WIN 7 on it. I want to get used to WIN 7 before I transfer all my files and programs to it. Can I create a boot menu to use either drive? The motherboard has a boot menu which I tried, but it would only boot in Win 7 even one option was "earlier version of windows". If I select it, it just hangs up and does nothing. I wonder if I can create a menu on a floppy disk?

Answer:[SOLVED] 2 operating systems

It appears you installed win7 to the new drive with the new drive booted via the bios as the main drive.
Otherwise you would have installed win7 as a multiboot and you would have a menu listing xp and win7.

If planning on going to Win7 this was not a mistake. Far more difficult to remove xp as the primary boot drive in a multiboot with win7 [requires a repair install of win7] whereas you just set the win7 drive as your main boot and you are done.

Your best option is just use the bios to set which drive you wish to boot for now.

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Hi all,

I'm wondering if anybody can help. My wife has a problem with her pc it's a hp pc running XPsp2 with a CRT monitor. The problem is that when the monitor s turned on it shows the colour screen no problem there but when the pc is turned on the screen goes black and does not show anything but the pc looks to be running through the motions. Is this due to a faulty media card or virus. Please any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks for any help.

Answer:Solved: Monitor not showing pc operating

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My machine has a 750 Athlon w/512 RAM 80G ATA HD. It's the family machine. I work away from it 4 days a week. It is often abused by my son and friends. It was running OK, then my son loaded a beta music d/l ap (Frostwire), MSN Messenger, started using MYSPACE, burning music CDs with Nero 6, & downloading photos from his cell phone.

The OS is XP Pro SP2 Build2600. Nero 6, plus other aps transferred with an upgrade from 98SE2. I weekly use AdAware, Spybot, ZoneZlarm w/ Antivirus, defrag and scandisk. Byweekly I check for virus with Panda. We're on dialup out in the sticks in Iowa, where we'll get hispeed as soon as the coop phone connects the fiber optic com line.

I read with envy of folks who reinstall their OS from time to time "to get rid of the junk"... "for a leaner meaner OS". I haven't done that because I don't know how to do it and keep the aps I don't have CDs to be able to reinstall and keep my XP Service Pack and other downloaded updates, which with dialup are hard won.

I had my OS and aps on a 15G FAT32 (the 98 upgrade) partition (C:\) and the rest was NTFS to use to edit video (F:\). I've edited 3 two hour tumbling/dance recitals and a wedding without a hitch or slowness (or anymore than you'd expect with my sys). I've read (forums) of folks who say to have your OS on one drive and aps on another for OS protection. With hard drives as cheap as they are, I thought why partition for separation... Read more

Answer:Solved: Help w/ cleaning/operating old machine

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intel UNDI, pxe-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel corporation

For Realtek RTL110S/8169S gigabit ethernet controller v1.5 (050428)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: exiting PXE ROM.

intel UNDI, pxe-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel corporation

For Realtek RTL110S/8169S gigabit ethernet controller v1.5 (050428)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: exiting PXE ROM.
Operating system not found

... I just bought this flybook dialogue two days ago from a guy really cheap... It ran like a charm untill a few hours ago...I went to get onto one of the games and as soon as it came up, the book froze. It started making a grinding, woodblock-ish popping sound. I tried ctrl alt delete, and nothing happened. I then hit the power off button. when I went to turn it back on the grinding, popping sound resumed and booted up really slowly. If i let it load all the way through it comes to a black screen that says Hit F9...nothing happens when i do... and if i hit a button on the load up screen and try to boot in any alternate mode the afore mentioned message comes up... is there anything i can do to try and salvage the flybook before i have to bring it to a comp. repair guy? is it the hard drive? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! thanks for your time!!

Answer:Solved: operating system not found?

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Hello~ Brand new here and could really use some help! The computer I have for my kids had Windows 98SE on it and I upgraded it to Windows 2000. A couple days later I rebooted and had completely forgot the logon password (stupid, I know). So I did the only thing I could think of and installed Windows 2000 again. Now I have remembered the original password (from the first installation) and would like to get rid of this second installation. When I start the computer it asks me to choose which OS I want to run and they both say Windows 2000 Professional. Your advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Solved: Dual Operating Systems

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I Have a Dell Inspirion 5100. Since the battery-catch-fire scare last year, I have removed the battery and run on AC power only.

In the long run, will this harm my pc? If AC is cut off while pc is processing, will it crash my Bios/OS etc?

My pc is cooler w/o the battery-charging in it.

Answer:Solved: It Operating the PC w/o the Battery, Safe?

I think it will be fine. Taking out the AC adapter will be just like pulling the plug on a desktop, not recommended.

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I hope someone can help please. I had to reinstall Windows XP Home this evening, and now when I start up my pc, it shows two operating systems, The first is home and the other professional. It gives me about 30 seconds to select the top one and then starts up.

How do I stop my pc from giving me this option? can anyone help please, as only want to use Windows XP Home.

Any help appreciated.
Kind regards

Answer:[SOLVED] startup! Two operating systems!

Hi and welcome to TSF

It seems you have partitioned incorrectly, but this is just a guess as I do not know the whole situation. Lets start by checking you Logical Disk Service. I would like you to but up into your machine normally and follow these steps:
Click on Start
Then right-click My Computer
From the drop down menu select Manage
After getting Computer Management open click on Disk Management

Then I would like you to upload a screen shot of that window. Here are the steps to giving a screen shot:
First have the windows needed for the screen shot opened up by itself
Then please look on the keyboard and hit the Print Screen key, or on laptops Prnt Scrn
The go to Start -> Run -> Type in Mspaint -> Then select Ok
After opening Microsoft Paint go to Edit and click Paste
Afterwards save the file and post the screen shot onto your next post

Thing(s) needed for next post: Disk Management Screenshot

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Hi, everyone. I just loaded Windows XP Home with SP1-SP3 on my computer. When I boot the computer, I see a DOS screen that asks if I want to use Windows XP or another operating system on my computer. I am given 20- some-seconds to decide before Windows XP is chosen for me by DOS.
At this point, I always want to boot with the Windows XP operating system. How do I get this annoying question removed? How can I have my computer automatically boot with Windows XP Home?
Thanks for your help.


Answer:[SOLVED] choice of operating system

Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Click the Advanced tab and then the Startup and Recovery Settings button. The top section of the dialog box that then pops up will allow you to modify this behavior.

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I had to reinstall Windows XP Home and now when I start up my pc, it shows two operating systems, The first is XP Home and the other is XP Home as well. It gives me about 30 seconds to select the top one and then starts up.

How do I stop my pc from giving me this option? I think it may have been a result of incorrect partitioning during the reinstall but I have no idea of how to remove the old one...

any help would be appreciated,

Answer:[SOLVED] Two Operating systems at boot up

Welcome back to TSF

You need to edit the boot ini

Which one do you usually click on to boot into windows the first one or second one?

If the first one is working then delete the second entry. Try this:

Click Start/Run then type in msconfig . Click the BOOT. INI tab and then click Check All Boot Paths. It will verify all boot paths and if one is found invalid it will delete it.

If that doesnt work, Click Start/right click on My Computer/Properties/Advanced/Startup and Recovery Settings/Edit and then just delete the entry that is no good. Reboot the computer.

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I recently reformatted my HD and re-installed XP home. Now when I boot up it asks me which operating system I want: either Windows XP Home or... Windows XP Home. Why is it showing the same OS twice? Can I get rid of one without having to re-format all over again?

What might have I done wrong when installing the software?

thanks in advance

Answer:Solved: 1 partition, 2 operating systems?

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I have been getting the msg "operating system not found" on and off for the past couple of wks. I have been going to SETUP and reseting all the default values, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't ...Today i just turnd on the computer and it workd.. wha can I do, if the msg OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND pops up again?

Answer:Solved: Operating System Not Found

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Hi guys,

I currently run xp pro on my desktop with Norton 2010 security installed.
I would like to install windows 7 on another hard drive in the desktop and select between the operating systems each start up.
My legal question is can I install my copy of Norton on both operating systems? It is only the single pc version. Does this mean per operating system or per motherboard?
Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Norton & 2 Operating Systems

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I searched and searched but didnt find a similar thread as of yet,if their is i appologise in a noob first time any forum poster .

Anyway about 2 months ago got windows 7 ultimate ,already had xp i i installed it on my laptop following the steps ,installed nicely so i thought ,when i started up i realised that the previous os hadnt been deleted and now my c drive had a third of the space it should have,due to it now having two operating systems.I couldnt really worry about it right that second because we were leaving for a holiday the following day ,long story short i forgot about it and now im running out of space how do i get rid of the previous operating system without reformatting ,and losing all my games and new programs.Oh i have no idea where that other operating system is it doesnt show up anywhere and i cant even load it up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated .thanx again .

Answer:[SOLVED] 2 operating systems on c drive .

and welcome to the Forum

If you did a "Custom Installation" . . the files from the XP installation will be in a folder on the C drive named windows.old . . once you are sure you have saved the files you cherish, that folder can be deleted

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help! ?

Answer:Solved: Possible Virus V/s Operating System

I can sympathize that you are angry but all of the CAPS is yelling and it is also a little difficult to read.

If you are having trouble installing HijackThis try safe mode if that will not work please send any error messages you are getting. Also I would also like you to delete any HJT programs and files you have and re-download as per the next part:

To download HJTsetup.exe To Download HijackThis go to the following:;dl=item5
Filename = 1137518044HJTsetup.exe
Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Open a TechSupportGuy forum Reply window under Internet & Networking in Security for this thread, to have ready to paste the Hijackthis log into. Click once to place the typing cursor ... Read more

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I am thinking of buying a pc on ebay that has no operating system,My pc already has winxp home and i am curious if i can just transfer it to the new pc? without any problems, My pc was a bundle from walmart so i don't have the winxp cd's.Thank's for your help.

Answer:Solved: Operating system Question??

If you want XP on the new computer, you will need to purchase another copy.

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hello, i recently took my laptop to be fixed which is running windows XP. i got given the laptop back with a new operating system, but they left the old one on two, but behind the new one. so it shares half my memory with the new one and with the old one.

I want to get rid of the old one but dont know how to do that.

Answer:Solved: laptop operating system

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Hey guys, first off I'm sorry if I'm posting under the wrong thread here.. Feel free to move it if need be.

I have a Dell Studio laptop, and see Dell came with something called "Dell DataSafe" installed on it. I didn't care much about it, and just left it alone, until today when it said the package was expiring tomorrow. I thought that since I never use it, I may as well delete was taking up over 40gb of space anyways. So since Dell didn't have any uninstall file for the DataSafe program, I just restarted into safe mode, and used CCleaner to uninstall both the DataSafe files. Everything was working just fine, and they uninstalled just fine too.

After restarting the computer again, Grub loaded up (I have Grub installed w/ Linux and Windows Vista dual booted on it), and listed this:
GRUB loading.
the symbol '►' not found
Aborted. Press any key to exit.
Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2008 Intel Corporation
All rights reserved.
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating System not found

I checked the BIOS and it is booting from the hard drive, not the network. I've tried calling Dell Support, but the lady didn't really know, and she said I'm going to have to send it off to the professionals to retrieve my data.. I spent the past few hours over google, and found that Dell Data Safe actually writes to the MBR. I've loaded ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Operating System not found

Hey guys! This issue was solved over in another forum board.

For anybody running into the same problems, visit

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I had some problems a while ago and reinstalled XP. I now have 2 hard drives with XP home installed on each of them and each one works fine, only problem is every time I have installed windows it created another operating system choice entry on the start page (the one after the bios page). I wish to keep the first entry choice as is, delete the second one and rename the third one. How do I do this?
Thanks for any help, oldaz.

Answer:[SOLVED] Multiple operating systems

I haven't used Windows for quite some time, but from memory: Click Start, Run then in the box type msconfig. Click on wini.ini. You will see all the installed versions of Windows. Select one and delete it.

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My ibm laptop will not boot only a no os found comes up. I replaced the harddrive as a clicking was present hence no clicking anymore also same no OS not found tag. I used prod recovery discs the pc took it but still nothing...any ideas? Couldn't re install xp as no cd came with the unit new
so I borrowed a friends xp disc that did not work either not able to read disc. Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:[SOLVED] XP pro No operating system found !!

Check your bios and see what the boot order is and if is "sees" your new hard drive.

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I was unable to switch on my computer (a Dell desktop with Windows 7, purchased in July of 2012). I had to shut it off manually because it wouldn't shut off on its own after an automatic Windows update that required a shutdown and restart. Then, when I tried to switch it on, it kept sending me to the diagnostic tool, which didn't find anything. I spoke to Dell and found out that my operating system became corrupted. (My hard drive is okay.) Even after the system was reinstalled to the factory setting, I could no longer log in using my username and password. So Dell is sending me a flash drive that it says will solve the problem. Can somebody explain if I should have done something else? I'm not good with computers at all. And have other users had similar problems with Windows 7? When I get the flash drive, I'll post what happened.

Answer:Solved: My operating system became corrupted

Have you or can you use this>>
1. Open a command prompt (or the Start-Run line).
2. Type and enter "sfc /scannow" (without quotes but with the space).

Your files will then be scanned and repaired if necessary. It may take 10 or 20 minutes, depending on your system.

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I reformatted and reinstalled XP Home. I have a smart card reader and for some reason the drive letter for the master is i with the removable drives being c,d,e and f. I don't recall it being like this the first time but I believe it is causing problems installing certain programs. Is this normal and if not how do I fix it?

Answer:Solved: Operating system not on c drive??

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I have two Sata 80 gb hard drives on my computer. For quite a while I had an operating system on one hard drive and just used the other for storage. About three months ago, I installed a free 120 day trial version of Windows XP 64 bit, wanting to give the 64 bit operating system a try. The free period is coming to an end and I am not impressed enough with the Win XP 64 to purchase it. I currently have Win XP 64 on F: drive, and Win XP 64 on the C: drive. When you have two Windows operating systems installed, Windows will give you a start-up selection, asking you which operating system you want to boot to. The first and default is F: Windows XP 64. I want to get rid of the 64 bit operating system. Once, in the past, I tried doing something similar to this, booting to the operating system I wanted to keep, and then reformatted the drive that had the operating system I wanted to get rid of. You probably already know what happened next. On the next reboot, I could not get a boot to either drive, or the installed operating system I wanted to keep. Anyone know a way to get rid of the Win 64 on one drive while maintaining a boot sector on the drive that has my Win XP? Thanks for any assistance you may be able to provide.


Answer:Solved: Dual Operating Systems

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Hi Guys,

On my Acer laptop I enabled the Hard Drive Password in the BIOS. When I went to Re-boot it comes up with the above Problem.

I removed the HDD and connected it to another PC and it doesn't detect the drive at all. When booting on the laptop it doesn't prompt for the password I entered

any tips how I can recover it?


Answer:[SOLVED] No Operating System Found

With the HDD in the laptop, boot into the Bios. Here make sure the drive is being recognized there on the main page. Go to the HDD Password and Disable the password. Also, go to SATA or HDD Mode and change it from AHCI to IDE or Compatibility Mode.

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One day few weeks back I turned on my home built comp. and It stated that there was a file missing. And this wasn't the first time I got this error. But I knew what to do, format and re-install windows. (kept a back up hard drive for all my files since this happens every 3- 4 months) But this time, when I try to install it, the setup procedure stated that there was a file that I couldn't install, actually there were several. It gave me an option to either retry or skip this file which could result in a malfunctioning os. I had no option but to skip it. And when it was done, it rebooted and a blue error screen message came up. I have re-formatted and re-installed at least 4 to 5 times, the hard drive is not the problem and neither is the disc. I have a dell laptop, and I used the os disc that came with it, the same error came up. I even changed the cd-drive from which it was reading the cd from, but no luck or results, techguy please help

Answer:Solved: Operating system problem

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thanks for taking time to help me.....I did a stupid mistake....
i had 2 Operating systems which were corrupt and i installed a 3rd one....
the newly installed OS is working good but in order to skip the page of operating system selection i went to advanced options in my computer and selected one of the corrupted Operating system by mistake and mentioned 0 the systems restarts but goes into the corrupted one over and over again...
please help...
how can i go back to selecting operating system screen....
thanks a million

Answer:Solved: operating system selection

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hi there all.
when i start my computer up i have showning windows 7 and underneath windows vista. if i click on windows vista it loads no problem but
i only want to use windows vista. so how do i remove the windows 7 above???
windows 7 did not fully install.
they are on the same hard drive..

Answer:[SOLVED] 2 operating systems,how do i remove 1 ??

download and install easybcd. great program to solve this problem

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