[Windows XP] FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

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Vishal Gupta

Vishal Gupta

Microsoft MVP
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

^^ lol. I meant the time spent in compiling the article and not in posting. :lol:
btw I posted this tutorial first in Digit forum and then in Chip forum. ;)
 

sarwar kumar

Right off the assembly line
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

Vishal, you are simply great.Superb. Pl. keep this rare quality of sharing.
I had the following problem-

2. Whenever I double-click on any drive/folder in My Computer, a Search window opens.

Sol: Open regedit and goto following keys one by one:


Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellIn right-side pane, delete the "Default" key. If it doesnt work then delete the key "find" under both.

I have tried this, though the drive is opening normally but folders are not opening.An error message comes "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Create an association in the Folder Options Control Panel."
I tried this also in the Folders Options>File Types. In the File Folder Advanced Tab>Actions there is only one option-find.Further in the File>Advanced Tab>Actions there are two options explore and open.I tried both of these to set as Default,alternatively but in vain.Problem still persists.
Waiting for your help ...
 
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

HI vishal
My desktop refuses to show icons of the program for some reason
It just shows a dos type rectangular box as a shortcut
This is even happening in the start menu
It looks very ugly
How do I fix it?
 

surinder

Tech addict
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

My system configuration is Athlon X2 4000+,ASUS M2N-MX, 1GB DDR2 RAM,Onboard NVIDIA 6100 VGA,17" LCD from VEIWSONIC.On my system C++ and TC giving me only blank screen when running after installation but same copies of these programs working perfectly on my another system which is E7200+ASUSP5KPL-VM,2GB DDR2 RAM,XFX 8600GT and SAMSUNG 17" CRT.What could be the problem? Please help.
 

s18000rpm

ಠ_ಠ
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

After i uninstalled the Vista SP1 from laptop, this problem has arised.
The "uninstall/move option" is faded for all the apps. whose icons are missing.
the icons for the programs/apps. in "Uninstall Programs" are missing (showing prog. icon).



tried almost all "repair options" in Tune Up Utilities, but no avail.
 

comp@ddict

EXIT: DATA Junkyard
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

EVery time I close a word file, an error comes that word recovered from an error, an option comes to restart word, with two tabs for send error report, or don't sed...

What's the problem? The files do get saved though, but itz really irritating
 

Cool Joe

The Black Waltz
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

^^I think your problem will be solved by disabling the error reporting service. Go to start> run> services.msc and hit enter.
Look for the error reporting service. When you find it, double click on it. Change the startup type to disabled. Apply the changes and restart your system.
 

Cool Joe

The Black Waltz
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

How am I supposed to know that??
You should've said it. :)
 

mihir.tailor

Right off the assembly line
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

hi !!
recently i upgraded my computer and got winxp on new hdd . .now the new hdd is sata and the old one IS IDE ,, i have firerfox installed on my old system and oodles of favourites saved ... now the question is how do i import those favourites from old hdd on my newly installed firefox on new system :confused:please help
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

^^ Pretty simple. :)

Open the Firefox on the old system -> Bookmarks -> Organize Backups -> Import & Export -> Backup.

Now save the file somewhere and copy it to the new system and then repeat the above steps, instead of backup use Restore -> Choose file option.

PS: This is under the assumption that you have FF3.
 

NIGHTMARE

ANGEL OF DEATH
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

Use Mozback software to backup all the data and restore again.easy to use
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

Try this:

start -> run -> sfc /scannow
 
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

My problem:- i keep some of my fully private files in my pen drive, but my brother may find out what i have kept in my pen drive so can you please tell me how can i password protect my pendrive?
 

kmvinodkm

Broken In
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

My problem is
We have a mapped network drive in Windows Xp PRof. System.The contents of this drive are not fully displayed.Some files are missing from the folders.
the files are originally residing in the folder and can be opened in other systems.the files are not hidden. anybody have solution on this???????
 

NIGHTMARE

ANGEL OF DEATH
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

my shaplus is not working in Vista 64 showing error "Run Time Error -6 Overflow"
 

ashok jain

QUAD USER
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

My problem:- i keep some of my fully private files in my pen drive, but my brother may find out what i have kept in my pen drive so can you please tell me how can i password protect my pendrive?

Dear ,

If u r using transcend drive then use elite software of transcend , u can use many free software for pendrive for lock.

Regards
 

Naran

Right off the assembly line
Re: MUST READ: FreQuently AsKed ProBlems WITH SoluTions...

Hi Vishal!
Your post was ofcourse awsome!!! No Doubt

As I was having the problem with the drives, which always opened the search window
whenever I double clicked on it.
And as you mentioned I deleted the "Find" from the mentioned "shell" registry key.
Now I am able to open the drive but not any thing inside it by double clicking????
 
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