I was making sure that I have checked all possabilities before doing the extreme, and when I started the trouble shooter from device manager, processor, then properties, I got the warning below in the pick. maybe nothing but it will not do anything in the windows help when I click on sys info, tools or anything. Just clicks and thats it. maybe nothing but I was thinking maybe infected?
Ok,,, oops forgot pic!! sorry.
It says " an active X control on this page is unsafe, your current security settings prohibits running unsafe controls on this page"???
The settings are still at default. hmmmmm!
OMG,,,, This needs to post some where so it can be used educationally, if such a word,,,,
Dual Core Not Showing Up in task manager or third party programs
Option #1 - Hal / NToskrnl replacement (Note: "C:\" or the Letter of your main drive, Mine was "E:\"
a. Make a directory called DUO on C:\
b. Copy halmacpi.dll (search your C:\ drive for this) to C:\DUO then rename it to hal.dll
c. Copy ntkrnlmp.exe (search your C:\ drive for this) to C:\DUO then rename it to ntoskrnl.exe
d. Make a batch file called go2core.cmd and put this in the file.
e. Run Go2Core.cmd from C:\duo directory.
f. Reboot and you should now see two processors in Task manager
Re-booted into Safe Mode.
Re-booted Back into into XP
Changed boot.ini file and added this line without quotes to end "/usepmtimer
This fixed my machine Using Win XP SP3 ASUS Mother Board with AMD64 Dual Core +6000 Processor
Although this worked on mine, I am not saying that it will work on yours, I take no responsibility for the actions you take on your own PC, I followed step by step, and read a lot before changing anything on my machine!!!!