Yesterday I followed a thread trying to learn to lock file folders using the cacls in the command window. I thought I'd use the temp file folder as my target, thinking that it was the most innocent folder I had. I was able to lock it, but now I can't unlock it. Here is the code that I used to lock it: cacls %temp% /G %username%:R it asked me: Are you sure <Y/N> I replied Y, and it returned "processed dir: C:\DPCUME~1\HASLAM~4.AFT\LOCALS~1\Temp I could confirm that I was unable to save anything to the temp folder. So I then wanted …

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I cannot access the serial port, COM1:. I used to be able to but now any app, such as Hyperterminal, that tries to open COM1: puts up a small info window that says "Unable to open COM1. Please check your port settings." Any idea what might be causing this? According to Device Manager the port is working correctly. I'm wondering if another auto started app that I don't know about has opened the port. Is there any way to find out what apps have opened the serial ports on the PC? I'm running Win XP home with all service packs …

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My brother has Windows XP with a large number of art programs that don't work in newer versions of Windows. Last thrusday, he got a an art file from a colleague with a .rar extension. He downloaded WinZip to open it. It would not open the art file. Now the computer does not recognize any file type. Double-clicking any icon on the desktop or in windows explorer (My Computer) opens a dialog box saying the computer was unable to recognize the file type. The only suggested programs the dialog box suggests are Windows Picture and Fax Viewer and Notepad. The …

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I re-booted my XP Home based computer after shutting it down normallty and received the whire screen with the message: "Active Desktop Recovery". I clicked on the "Restore my Active Desktop" and received the following error message, titled: [B]Internet Explorer Script Error[/B] [B]Line: 65[/B] [B]Char: 1[/B] [B]Error: Object doesn't support this action[/B] [B]Code: 0[/B] [B]URL: [URL]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/Applications%20Data/microsft/Internet/Desktop.htt[/URL][/B] [B]Do you want to continue runnibg scripts on this page?[/B] Yes/No No matter whether I press Yes or No, nothing happens! I removed a couple of programs I recently installed and re-booted,, with the same result. I then went into System Restore and restored …

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All of sudden my desktop icons are taking about 2 minutes too load after windows starts. Can anybody help me. I ran malwarebytes, norton antivirus, no adware, xofspy, spyware doctor, cleaned all spyware and adware off the system; cleaned up start up programs from msconfig, defrag the HD, I've done just about any maintance need it but still the same, it takes about 2 minutes too load, but after that windows runs perfect, is fast and everything, (ran bootvis,tune xp, regcure, registry easy,regscrubxp, ) even tweak the registry to no avail. Need help.

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We have a Windows NT 4.0 Workstation which we forgott the admin password. The admin is the only user assigned to the machine. I want to know, is there any free software out there that will let me reset or change the password of the administrator? or how can I gain access to the Win. NT workstation? I will appreciate any help. Thanks, Johnny.

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Hello Anyone knows how I can get and install MediaCenter on a Windows XP SP3 machine? I've seen some versions of the OS itself, like Windows XP Media Center Edition etc, but since I already have a licensed version of Windows, is it possible just to get the Media Center part and install it? I've tried tools like XBMC, but it seemed to be using much processing on the machine, slowing it down at times...

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i boot again the windows and done all the partitions and also scaned now no data in hard still loading overloading why plz some body help

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i have win xp (home) and i cant remember my password or i just put in the wrong word when i set it up i NEED to get into my computer

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I had the Yahoo Real Player until Yahoo discontinued it. The player continued to work, but was not updated. The problem is that the computer it was installed on died. The replacement computer has XP on it, but not Real Player. I tried to get a new version of Real Player, ontly to have it blocked by my antivirus software as spyware. I googled this, and found that the current Real Player does use spyware. The software will not install with the spyware removed. I tyried Real Alternative. It says the install files are corrupted. I need this (or a …

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My computer stopped booting normally 3 days ago. Here are the particulars: - The computer is a Dell Optiplex 840 with 1 MB RAN and 40 GB hard drive. - I have Windows XP because I have legacy software that can't be upgraded. - I have a USB keyboard and mouse and a Trenonet USB HVM switch (for using another computer). - We had a thunderstorm the night before. I heard a click from the speakers. But the computer kept working. - Now when I start it, I see the following in sequence: --- The Dell startup page --- The …

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I know it is ancient but I have client that is still using Window 98SE due to certain accounting software which he refuse to upgrade. So the Window 98SE got corrupted and he want me to recover the data. All my Window 98SE and ME utilities software are all gone. So I Just like to check whether there is any software that can recover and repair Window 98SE. Appreciate to anyone who can help.

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Hello, I've had this problem before but the solution (removing and then re-installing my printer and driver) isn't working this time. When I start up, I get the message: "Error in C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLCJtime.dll Missing entry:RunDLLEntry". My printer still prints, but before it does, it informs me that I'm missing a colour ink cartridge (which I'm not....it's just empty and my black & white cartridge does the job) so if I hit continue, it prints. Can anyone shed some light on this? (And no, I haven't been messing with the drivers or other hardware except to uninstall and install after getting the …

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Hello, I have a major problem with my Win Xp Professional. Every time I enter the Internet, windows shuts my computer automatically within a minute. The message presented is as the following: "This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any ansaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT Authority/System. Windows must now restart because the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) servise terminated unexpectedly." If you are familiar with the problem please help me! Thank you. Karie.

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I am using windows XP SP2 home edition and I can't add another user account...I can but it won't load. At present I have 2 user profiles running (both administrators) with the guest account turned off. I have visitors and for privacy reasons I want them to have their own user account (a limited account) When I switched on the guest account this is the message I got when I tried to log on to it. User environment Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded check that you are connected to the network or that your …

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Hi my name is Amber and I am new to this site....I have a major question, my boyfriend and I have had alot of past trouble with PORN :twisted: And I dont know what to do, i dont want to take away his internet entirely so we agreed on a filter, I found ContentProtect and started a 14 day trial to see how it would work, it works really well BUT, If I were to go to Kazza or a torrent site I can still acess and download pornography. If anyone can help me out on how I can block …

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Hello All, I'm hoping this will be a simple one, Tasklist! how do I sort by image name? Many thanks in adanvces:)

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Tried to uninstall through Add or remove and also through Revo Uninstaller but it keeps coming back on boot up and wants to reconnect. Icon remains in task bar.

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Hello friends I use excel 2003 and my friends in my workplace uses excel 2007. Recently I insert a module to use function for conversion of numbers to text. I enable macros and keep security level low and make changes in trusted publishers to allow Visual basic projects.The module works fine in excel 2003. When I try to keep the same settings in Excel 2007 , an error message appears and I could not apply the above user defined function in excel 2007. I have enclosed the screenshot of error message. I need help and guidance from the experts.

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Hello friends I have purchased a Lenovo Thinkcentre desktop (second hand) from a friend. The "windows XP professional" CD bundled with system is lost by the former user.Now I have product key of that copy of Windows XP Pro but haven't the original CD.I want to istall WinXP on my system.How can I get my copy of WinXP ? What should I do ? communicate with "Lenovo" OR "Microsoft" ?

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Recently when I opened Windows Search the blue are on the left of the screen, where one enters what one is searching for, is empty except the animated dog.

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Hi I purchased a Huawei E355 Mobile wifi dongle (usb plug and play) but for some reason, it is not self installing on my xp, sp3 machine. When I insert it into a usb port, nothing happens. I know the usb port works, because other usb plug and plays installs automatically. In other words, the found new hardware wizard appears and it gets installed, but not with this dongle, nothing like that happens. When I look in device manager, it is not shown there, and there are no yellow exclamation etc and it is also not shown as "other" It …

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When I start Internet Explorer it opens anywhere from 19-25 windows. Also even when Internet Explorer isn't open and I open Task Manager, iexplore.exe is listed multipule times and I fast as I end the Processes it lists more.

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Hi my Eee netbook was working fine yesturday but when i turned it on today the sound is dead... its not on mute, i have tried with headphones and without and i almost deffianatly dont need a new soundcard.. oh and my sound is set to the defoult not bluetooth or whatever... please help! oh and im on Windows XP

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Hello all, Having a very interesting situation here. Working on PC for a friend who stated that it connected to the network, but was unable to browse to any sites using Internet Explorer and Google Chrome... After re-creating the issue, I began with pinging the Default Gateway. Successful. Then I pinged the DNS servers...successful. Then I pinged www.google.com...unsuccessful. So I immediately thought, DNS servers! So I pinged them...successful. And that is where I am stuck. Nslookup doesn't work for anything. I shifted to Google DNS servers and pinged them...successful, but no browsing. I then shifted to OpenDNS servers and pinged …

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Hi, I'm having problem transferring my mails in my second account from Outlook Express to Mozilla Thunderbird. I already transfer all my mails in my primary account and it's so easy (Import options of Mozilla Thunderbird). But I can't find or I don't know how to import my mails from my secondary account. I also go to the Mozilla Thunderbird folder. using %appdata% in Run command. And it seems that Outlook mail data type is differs from the Mozilla Thunderbird. Please help me.. Thanks in advance. Jovy (Philippines)

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Hi, when I open microsoft picture it! photo standard 9, The top left hand corner I click file, open. A box comes up, I select the file, click open and the program shuts down! The same thing happens if i select get file from camera. Twice I have uninstalled and reinstalled, not curing the problem. never had this problem before. windows XP. any suggestions. thanks

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from today morning , my keyboard just cant keep up. i type a few words , and then it starts displaying the first letters! quite a trouble this ! i tried google-ing about keyboard becoming slow , but the few forum threads i found suggested a format, but thats not an option for me. is there some way i can turn the keyboard back to normal without drastic steps like a format etc?

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forgive my ignorance, there must be a really simple answer to this, but im unaware of it, also, tried google-ing for it, but didnt know what to look for exactly, and didnt get much good answers either. my question is, since 2^32 is around 4Gb, so max usable RAM on 32bit pc is 4GB. then in what way HDDs with hundreds of GBs are happily supported by the same os... regards somjit. edit: i guess i found my answer [here](http://superuser.com/questions/124463/if-the-size-of-the-accessible-ram-is-limited-why-isnt-the-hard-disk)

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I have found the following post re this issue does any body have any idea which is correct [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Comdlg32] "NoFileMru"=dword:00000001 2.HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer Value Name: NoRecentDocsMenu Value Type: REG_DWORD Value Data: 0 or 1 0 = Yes, allow recent docs 1 = No, do not allow recent docs Value Name: ClearRecentDocsOnExit Value Type: REG_DWORD Value Data: 0 or 1 0 = No don't clear 1 = Yes clear them Value Name: NoRecentDocsHistory Value Type: REG_DWORD Value Data: 0 or 1 0 = Yes history 1 = No history 3.Disable History: Go to Start --> Run --> Type "regedit" in the Run dialog …

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