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Following are my experiences with repairing XP. I will not assume any responsibility for problems that may occur to your system from using any of these suggestions. It is always prudent to backup important data before you make any changes to your operating system. Windows Update Site Problems - Jupiter Jones MS MVP How To Access Safe Mode How To Access Last Known Good Config How To Create a Boot Disk to Start Windows XP Cannot Start Windows XP if the System or Software Hive Is Missing or Damaged - From Kelly Theriot Password Problems and Windows XP - From Kelly Theriot How To Fix The Cryptographic Service Error - Fix for "Error:Setup could not verify the integrity of the file Update.inf. Make sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer" System Cannot Access CD-Rom, CD-Recorder or DVD Devices Error Messages After Removing Easy CD Creator from XP How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder How To Access Recovery Console How To Create a Set of Emergency Floppies - If your computer can not boot from a CD-Rom create a 6 floppy disk set that corresponds to your version of Windows XP. Click here for Home Edition Click here for Pro Edition How To Repair Boot sector How To Format How To Partition How To Exit the Recovery Console How To Run a Repair Install How To Uncover Windows XP Product Key How To Change The Product ID A better boot diskette for WinNT/2000/XP Has XP Been Activated? NTFS Reader for DOS (freeware) - lets you access an NTFS partition from a floppy and copy files off it Known Issues with Windows XP Service Pack 1

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AIDA32 - AIDA32 is a professional system information, diagnostics and benchmarking program running on Win32 platforms. It extracts details of all components of the PC. You can even uncover your Windows XP and Office 2000/XP Product Keys with this freeware app. READ the FAQ!!! Tweaks&Fixes - From Kelly's Korner this is a fantastic set of registry hacks and fixes. NTBackup Is Missing From My OEM version of XP (download)- Some OEMs don't include NTBackup - Bob Cerelli has it at his site in his Windows XP Tips section Knoppix - Ok this might appear to be blasphemy on a site dedicated to Windows but if your system is really hosed and you are desperate to get data off the drive then give Knoppix a go. The download is a whopping 700MB but you get an ISO that, when burned to CD, creates a version of Linux that runs directly off the CD and doesn't require installation to your Hard Drive. With this CD Operating System you can access your NTFS or FAT partitions and with it's built in CD Burning software copy your important data off the drive . Or if you have a network you can transfer files to another system. This is a must have!

How to access Safe Mode:
Reboot your computer while holding down the F8 Key. At the Advanced Options Menu select the option for Safe Mode and press Enter.

How to access Last Known Good Configuration:
Reboot your computer while holding down the F8 Key. At the Advanced Options Menu select Last Known Good Configuration.

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How to access the Recovery Console:
The Recovery Console is a set of tools which run from a Command prompt. If your system is formatted as NTFS then these tools can help you manage the partition. You can learn more about the Recovery Console through Help and Support or Click here for information about the different commands and their functions . The Recovery Console can be run from a Command Prompt by going to Start->Run and enter "CMD" to open a command window. Type HELP for a list of functions. To run the Recovery Console from CD boot with the Windows XP CD (or with the optional 6 floppy disk set) and select "R" at the Welcome Screen.

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ca/windowsxp/repair_xp. If you only have one installation you will press "1".htm (4 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM . Remember that numlock is off at this time.webtree.Repair XP The screen will switch to black and you will be asked which installation to log on to. http://www.

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http://www.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.Repair XP At the C:\Windows command prompt type "Help" for a list of commands you can use.webtree.htm (6 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM .

htm (7 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM .COM C: To repair a damaged Boot Sector at the command prompt type FIXBOOT and press Enter.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.com you can copy fresh files from the XP CD using the COPY command.webtree. Then answer "Y" http://www.Repair XP How to Repair the Boot Sector: If XP won't start it may be due to a damaged boot sector or a missing or corrupt ntldr or ntdetect. Boot with the XP CD and enter the Recovery Console (as above). com files. To replace damaged ntldr and ntdetect. At the Command Prompt type the following (where "X" is your CD-Rom drive letter) allowing the files to overwrite the old files COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C: COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.

For example the following quick formats C partition as NTFS FORMAT C: /Q /FS:NTFS the following will do a full format of C as FAT32 FORMAT C: /FS:FAT32 *** Note: If a file system is not specified. or NTFS]) to format the specified drive to the specified file system.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp. drive is the drive letter of the partition to format /FS:file-system specifies the type of file system to use [FAT. then the existing file system format is retained. FAT32.htm (8 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM . Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart your Computer http://www.Repair XP How To Format using the Recovery Console (click for info on How To Access The Recovery Console) format drive : /Q /FS:file-system Use the above command (where /Q performs a quick format of the drive.webtree.

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ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.Repair XP An interface is displayed which you can move through with the Arrow Keys.htm (10 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM . Press "C" to create a partition in unused space. http://www. Pressing "D" will delete the highlighted partition.webtree.

Instead type "EXIT" at the command prompt and Windows will be started. http://www.webtree.Repair XP How To Exit the Recovery Console: You can not use Ctrl+Alt+Del to quit the Recovery Console.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm (11 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM .

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ca/windowsxp/repair_xp. This has the advantage of retaining your installed applications.htm (13 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM . Simply pop the XP CD into the CD-Rom drive and select Install->Upgrade[recommended]. data and settings. However if your version is an OEM version then you will not have this option. This will install XP overtop of itself in the same way as upgrading from a previous setup. You will lose previously saved System Restore Points but System Restore will begin creating new restore points again immediately following the Repair Install. There are two approaches. Then visit the Windows Update Site to patch your system It is always prudent to backup important data before you make changes to XP.Repair XP How to Repair Install: (also called "In place reinstall") Sometimes the only way to repair XP is to reinstall. Be aware that a Repair Install will leave your system vulnerable to the Blaster and Welchia worms.webtree. Just as with previous versions of Windows you can install over top of an existing setup. http://www. If you do not see the option to Upgrade[recommended] DO NOT choose New Install as that will either overwrite your current setup completely or give you a dual boot setup. The first one should be used if you can still boot to your Windows Desktop. You will need to reinstall SP1a and any Critical Updates from the Windows Update Site. Do not go on line until you have enabled XP's firewall first. You do not have to wipe your partition and start over.

htm (14 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM . http://www. After reading the agreement press F8 to proceed. Boot with the Windows XP CD and at the Setup Screen press the Enter Key You will be taken to the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.webtree.Repair XP If you cannot boot to the Desktop or you have an OEM version of XP then the following should be used to complete a Repair Install.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.

Repair XP The next screen gives you the option to do a fresh (clean) install or to "Repair the selected Windows XP installation.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp." Press "R" http://www.htm (15 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM .

webtree.Repair XP Windows XP will copy the necessary files to your Hard Drive to begin the installation and will then reboot.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm (16 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM . http://www. You will see the message that informs you to "Press any key to boot the CD". Following this you will be greeted by the Windows XP Setup Screens. Do not press any keys this time just wait a few seconds and the Windows Startup Screen will be displayed.

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When Setup has completed you should find all of your previously installed apps and settings are intact. How To Determine If XP was Activated? You installed XP and then can't remember if you activated it. Go to Start->Run and enter the following
oobe/msoobe /a View Product Key XP - Visit the Keyfinder Homepage by Aleks Ozolins

If you have more than one system running XP you have obviously purchased more than one copy of the Operating System. However you may have forgotten which Product Key you used for which system. It happens. I have 5 systems and have had all of them running XP at times. XP does not store the Product Key in a recognizable format in the registry. Click this link and select "Open" and your Windows XP Product Key will be displayed Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key. has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, .NET, Office 97, and Office XP. It even has the ability by using Microsoft's own script to change the Windows XP, 98, and ME installation key. See the Microsoft Knowledgebase article here
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The System Restore feature in these computers seriously conflicts with SP1 Cannot Start Windows XP After Installing Service Pack 1 and Then Performing a System Recovery Operation Fix for SP1 Problems and Compaq Pressario 6330 Microsoft Knowledgebase Articles Pertaining to Windows XP SP1 Setup Could Not Verify the Integrity of the File" Error Message Occurs When You Try to Install SP1 'The Password Is Not Valid' Error Message Appears When You Log On to Recovery Console in Windows XP http://www. Known Issues with Windows XP Service Pack 1 Fix Switch Identities in Microsoft Outlook Express After Service Pack 1 HP/Compaq SP1 Notice .htm (20 of 20)21/03/2004 04:35:27 AM .webtree. Find an alternate location for ViewKeyXP if my link is broken.Repair XP Q328874 If your version of XP came pre-installed on your computer the revealed Product Key could be that of an image used by the manufacturer.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp. If this is the case you will likely be unable to use it to install another version of Windows XP such as one purchased separately from the computer.

htm (1 of 2)21/03/2004 04:35:50 AM . This CD is only available for Windows XP. Windows Update Troubleshooter Use Microsoft's Windows Update Troubleshooter if the checklist does not solve your issue. Windows 2000. Any operating system must be kept up to date. and Windows 98 Second Edition (SE). update the MSXML parser in case of a damaged/corrupted installation or a mismatch of . This CD does not replace the need for regular updates but it can make the update process easier especially after a reload. If you are unable to access the Windows Update Troubleshooter..for some of the most common problems with Windows Update issues A basic checklist of items to check when you are having issues with Windows Update. Some of these threats are made possible by weaknesses discovered in Windows after Windows was released. Often the resolution for a similar issue will also fix your issue. prompted or http://www3. Other weaknesses became apparent as new technology creates a weakness where there was none before. Windows Update Checklist. This is Number Two on the list of "Must do" to protect your computer. Without the updates. Most Windows Update issues can be solved here. xml files.Windows Update Windows Update To protect your computer.telus. Windows Me. Windows has made it easy to keep up to date You can perform Windows Update automatically. Look on this list to see if your specific problem is here. Windows 98.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4) Windows Update Fixes for common problems There will be information on updates that have issues as well as the resolution.. Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) 3.net/dandemar/update. your computer will become increasingly more vulnerable to new threats. Microsoft will now send you for FREE a Windows Security Update CD. otherwise they are marked for the applicable version. Most items apply to all versions of Windows. you need the proper updates for your operating system.

net/dandemar/update. Home | Up | Firewall | Windows Update | Anti Virus | Spyware | More Security This site was last updated Thursday. Don't forget to check for and install updates for other software such as Microsoft Office. you may have a lot of updates. Install Service Packs first and by itself Reboot Install updates no more than four at a time. Reboot Install next four. 19 February 2004 http://www3. Windows 9X: Start/Settings/Control Panel Double click "Automatic Updates" Put a check mark in the "Automatically download updates and notify me when they are ready to be installed" You should install ALL Critical Updates.telus.htm (2 of 2)21/03/2004 04:35:50 AM . Install the Recommended Updates that you have determined apply to you. To manually update: Start/All Programs/Windows Update Follow the prompts. Windows XP: To set Windows Update on automatic (recommended for most home users) Right click "My Computer" Click "Properties" Click "Automatic Updates" Place check in "Keep my computer up to date" Also place a bullet in "Automatically download the updates" NOTE: Be sure your computer is powered on the day/time you set.Windows Update manually. Get the drivers directly from the manufacturer If you have not updated in a while. To set Windows Update to prompt for the updates choose one of the other two bullets on that page.

A Windows boot disk contains only the files that are necessary to start the operating system with the remainder of the Windows system files installed on the hard disk drive. and read-only attributes from the files. technologies.microsoft. see 101668.Q314079 (1 of 2)21/03/2004 04:36:23 AM . and services. corporate sales. C:\-).314079 . copy the following files to the floppy disk: Boot. Customer Service SUMMARY This article describes how to guard against a situation when it is not possible to start Windows or any other operating system on your computer.com You may have to remove the hidden. This article was previously published under Q314079 For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article. Discussion groups and Forums about specific Microsoft products.ini NTLDR Ntdetect. Use the following procedure to create this disk: 1. training courses. For non-technical assistance with product purchases. system. 3. subscriptions. and read-only attributes to the files on your hard disk if you removed these attributes. also use the procedure that is described in steps 2 through 4 to copy these files to the http://support.com Guide Home FAQs Downloads Newsgroups Customer Service Contact Us Microsoft Knowledge Base Article . events.aspx?scid=kb. create a Windows boot disk when you first install Windows on the computer. system. Place a blank floppy disk in drive A. Online Help. online services. Pose a question to other users.How to Use System Files to Create a Boot Disk to Guard Against Being Unable to Start Windows XP All Products | Support | Search | Microsoft. This disk is different from an MS-DOS boot disk. Page Options Send Print 2. This situation can occur when Windows is installed on a computer that has an Intel x86-based processor and the boot record for the active partition or files that are required to start Windows becomes corrupted. Other Support Options Contact Microsoft Phone Numbers. 4. Support Options and Pricing.dos or the Ntbootdd. Unlike MS-DOS. If either the Bootsect. Newsgroups MORE INFORMATION To guard against this situation. From the root folder of the system partition of your hard disk drive (for example. piracy issues. and format the disk by using Windows XP. and more. and more.sys file resides in the system partition.en-us.com/default. Restore the hidden. the entire Windows operating system cannot fit on one floppy disk.314079 How to Use System Files to Create a Boot Disk Support Centers Windows to Guard Against Being Unable to Start Windows XP XP View products that this article applies to.

it loads the available operating system selections from the Boot.314079 . the boot record points to the NTLDR file. If you select MS-DOS or OS/2.2) Keywords: kbhowto kbenv kbinfo kbsetup kbusage KB314079 Contact Us © 2004 Microsoft Corporation.aspx?scid=kb. Terms of use Security & Privacy Accessibility http://support.exe.How to Use System Files to Create a Boot Disk to Guard Against Being Unable to Start Windows XP boot disk.Q314079 (2 of 2)21/03/2004 04:36:23 AM .ini file. NTLDR runs Ntdetect. When NTLDR runs.com/default. If you format a floppy disk in Windows XP.en-us. NTLDR loads Bootsect. All rights reserved. The information in this article applies to: q q Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Last Reviewed: 11/4/2003 (1.microsoft. and then passes control to Osloader. If you select Windows.com.dos.

Type dir system . you may need to restore changes you previously made to programs or system settings since the first time you successfully started Windows XP. RESOLUTION To resolve this issue. rename it: In Recovery Console.kellys-korner-xp. change to the c:\Windows folder. WARNING : Although data should not be affected by the following procedure. Determine if the file that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section of this article is present. Type cd sytem32\config . To replace the damaged registry hive and restore the backup copy of the hive from the Repair folder: Start your computer to the Recovery Console. and then press ENTER.Corrupt Hive Windows XP From A to Z Cannot Start Windows XP if the System or Software Hive Is Missing or Damaged (Q303012) SYMPTOMS When you try to start or restart your Windows XP-based computer.com/xp_sys32. use one of the following methods. you may receive one of the following error messages: Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS \SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS \SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot \System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate CAUSE This issue can occur if the System or Software hive for the Windows XP installation is missing or damaged.htm (1 of 3)21/03/2004 04:36:44 AM . Use the Recovery Console Tool To restore a damaged registry hive. and if it is. The Repair folder contains a copy of the system's registry hives that were created after the first successful startup of Windows XP. use the Recovery Console to restore the backup copy of the hive from the Repair folder. skip to http://www. If you cannot run the preceding command successfully (because the file is missing). and then press ENTER.

You should receive a "One file copied" informational message. and then press ENTER to quit Recovery Console and restart the computer. NOTE : If the message that you received referred to the software file. NOTE : If the message that you received referred to the software file.bak . Type exit . click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q307654 HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console for Windows XP IMPORTANT : If you encounter problems when you run the preceding commands. you would type copy c:\windows\repair \software (instead of copy c:\windows\repair\system ). IMPORTANT : After you complete the steps in the "Use the Recovery Console Tool" section of this article. and then press ENTER. For example.Corrupt Hive step 3.kellys-korner-xp. and then press ENTER. and then press ENTER. press ENTER. and then press ENTER). type cd system32 . You Cannot Start from the Windows XP CD-ROM or Use Recovery Console If you cannot start from the Windows XP CD-ROM or use Recovery Console and you are using the FAT file system (not the NTFS file system): Use a startup disk from one of the following operating systems to start your computer to a command prompt: Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) Microsoft Windows 98 Microsoft Windows 95 At the command prompt. and then press ENTER. For additional information about how to use Recovery Console during startup. you would type ren software software. type c:\windows . you may need to use the Change Directory command ( cd ) one folder at a time before you run the preceding commands.bak ).htm (2 of 3)21/03/2004 04:36:44 AM . beginning with step 2b (type cd sytem32\config . Type copy c:\windows\repair\system . type cd config . and then restart the computer. For example. For example. remove the startup disk. If you can run the preceding command successfully. replace "system" with "software" in the preceding command. and then press ENTER. bak (instead of ren system system. Follow the steps in the "Use the Recovery Console Tool" section of this article. type ren system system. replace "system" with "software" in the preceding command. Use System Restore to Revert to the Most-Recent Restore Point You may want to use System Restore to revert to the most-recent restore point if you have http://www.com/xp_sys32.

kellys-korner-xp.02/12/2003 11:44 PM . or Upgrading Windows XP MORE INFORMATION By default. http://www. For additional information about how to do so. Repairing.Home Page WinXP © Copyright Kelly Theriot MS-MVP(DTS) 2002 All rights reserved.com/xp_sys32. For additional information about how to use Recovery Console. the administrative password for Windows XP Home Edition is blank. click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q307654 HOW TO: Access the Recovery Console During Startup Q240831 How to Copy Files from Recovery Console to Removable Media Q229716 Description of the Windows Recovery Console Home Page Win98 .Corrupt Hive replaced the specific registry hive. click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q307545 How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry Run a Repair Installation of Windows XP You may need to run a repair installation. click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q312369 You May Lose Data or Program Settings After Reinstalling.htm (3 of 3)21/03/2004 04:36:44 AM . but the issue has not been resolved. For additional information about how to use System Restore to revert to the most-recent restore point.

If you are running Windows XP Professional. This behavior can occur because the Administrator account logon option appears only in Safe mode if more than one account is created on the system. Direct Bootup Without Typing Password 1. type "mmc" (without the quotation marks). type "control userpasswords2" and press Enter to open the Windows 2000-style User Accounts application. and then click Users. The Administrator account is available in Normal mode only if there are no other accounts on the system. Consequently. In the Automatically Log On dialog box that appears. 3. http://www. Cannot Change the Administrator Password in Control Panel After you log on as an administrator to a computer that is not a member of a domain.If you are running Windows XP Home Edition. type the user name and password for the account you want to be logged on each time you start your computer. right-click Administrator. Control Panel/User Account/Your Account/Remove Password. Under Console Root. To work around this behavior: . At a command prompt.com/win_xp_passwords. .kellys-korner-xp. you cannot change its password. 2. and then click Run. 2. and then click Set Password. In the Open box. Remove Login Password Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Settings/Minimum Password Length/Reduce it to 0 (No password required). restart the computer and then use a power user account to log on to the computer in Safe mode. expand "Local Users and Groups". 3.Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP How to Hide the Logon Script Dialog Box on a Windows Client For Detailed Information click here. In the right pane. the Administrator account may not appear in the list of user accounts. 4. 5. and then click OK to start MMC.htm (1 of 9)21/03/2004 04:38:12 AM . clear the Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer check box and then click OK. Start the Local Users and Groups snap-in. reset the password in the Local Users and Groups snap-in in Microsoft Management Console (MMC): 1. when you doubleclick User Accounts in Control Panel to change the password for the built-in Administrator account. On the Users tab. Click Start.

the password is stored in the registry in plaintext. In the Value Name box. To change a user's password at the command prompt. including any network or networks it is connected to. Windows automatically changes the value of the AutoAdminLogon key from 1 (true) to 0 (false). Also. not the existing password. and then locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon 2. Non-administrators receive a "System error 5 has occurred. b. This command also enables you to change passwords in a batch file. As a result. Start/Run/Regedit. the system prompts you to retype the password to confirm. 1. you can type the following command: net user <user_name> <new_password>. if you enable autologon. http://www. Access is denied" error message when they attempt to change the password. If it does not: a. anyone who can physically obtain access to the computer can gain access to all of the computer contents.Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP 6. NOTE: The DefaultPassword value may not exist. if no DefaultPassword string is specified. How to Change User Password at Command Prompt How to use the net user command to change the user password at a Windows command prompt.htm (2 of 9)21/03/2004 04:38:12 AM . the password changes without prompting you again. The password is now changed. In addition. Click Add Value on the Edit menu. and then click OK. type your password. thus disabling the AutoAdminLogon feature. How to Enable Automatic Logon in Windows If you set a computer for auto logon. type your user name. Type and confirm the new password in the appropriate boxes. Click Proceed in the message box that appears. and steps have been taken to ensure that untrusted users cannot remotely access the registry. type DefaultPassword. When you do so. Only administrators can change domain passwords at the Windows command prompt. and then click OK. After you type the new password. Double-click the DefaultPassword entry. Alternatively. 7.com/win_xp_passwords. type the new password. log on as an administrator and type: "net user <user_name> * / domain" (without the quotation marks) When you are prompted to type a password for the user. and then save your changes. and then click OK. and then click REG_SZ for the Data Type c.kellys-korner-xp. Using your account name and password. The specific registry key that stores this value is remotely readable by the Authenticated Users group. this setting is only appropriate for cases where the computer is physically secured. double-click the DefaultUserName entry. 3. Type your password in the String box.

you may not receive any option that allows you to log on by using the new account. click to select the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" check box. and then click OK. Click Start. and then click OK to turn off your computer. 7. and then log on by using the new account. Click Start on the Windows taskbar. To work around this behavior. If you then create a new user account. Type "1" (without the quotation marks) in the String box. To resolve this behavior. click Shutdown. and to log on as a different user. In the dialog box that appears.com/win_xp_passwords. and then save your changes. 5. This behavior can occur if Windows 2000 was configured for automatic logon (Autologon). To create a password for a user account. and then click REG_SZ for the Data Type. and then click OK. NOTE: To bypass the AutoAdminLogon process. turn off the automatic logon feature and require a username and password at logon: 1. http://www. you are not prompted to create a password. the administrator must set the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Value: ForceAutoLogon Type: REG_SZ Data: 1 Windows XP Inherits Autologon Setting After Upgrade from Win2000 After you upgrade a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer.Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP 4. Windows XP Professional may start directly to the desktop without stopping at the Welcome screen or requiring you to type a username and password. Windows XP inherits this configuration setting. To enforce this setting for subsequent logoffs. and then click Run. click the icon for the account. Click Add Value on the Edit menu. enter AutoAdminLogon in the Value Name box. 2. You are now able to log on automatically.htm (3 of 9)21/03/2004 04:38:12 AM . Quit Regedit.kellys-korner-xp. type control userpasswords2. Restart your computer and Windows. 6. log off from the Autologon account. In the Open box. Not Prompted to Create Password with New XP User Account When you create a new user on a Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-based computer. 8. Note that this procedure only applies to the first logon. 3. hold down the SHIFT key after you log off or after Windows restarts.

more information is displayed about the net use command. My Computer is on a Domain Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Security dialog box. and then the user is prompted for a password. the user is prompted for a user name. if you are prompted for the user name and password (or if you are prompted only for the password) when you use the net use command (but not because you used an asterisk [*] in the net use command for password prompting) and the /savecred switch. However. For the net use command to save the credentials in Credential Manager. The steps to perform this task differ depending on whether your computer is a member of a network domain or is part of a workgroup (or is a stand-alone computer)..kellys-korner-xp. When you type the net use * \\ computer_name \ share_name /savecred command. any credentials that you are prompted for when you use the net use command are saved as a key. the Stored User Names and Passwords feature creates a "key" for any connection that you make in the graphical user interface (GUI) that requires alternate credentials. the credentials are saved. When you use the /savecred switch. the user is prompted for a password. And Start/Programs/Administrative Tools/ Computer Management/Local Users and Groups/Right Click "User"(intended)/Properties. when you type one of the following commands.Or with Admin privileges. a key is not created: net use * \\ computer_name \ share_name * /user: domain_name \ user_name /savecred -ornet use * \\ computer_name \ share_name * /savecred /user: domain_name \ user_name If you type net help use at a command prompt.. right click.com/win_xp_passwords.Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP and then click "Create a Password". Click Change Password. In the right pane. http://www. properties. use the /savecred switch. Password Has Expired Message Start/Programs/Administrative Tools/Local Security Policy/Account Policies/Password Policy. at a command prompt type: net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited. a key is not created. Therefore. When you make a connection at a command prompt by using the net use command and by passing alternate credentials. modify (use accordingly). Stored User Names and Passwords Feature Interoperability at a Command Prompt By default.htm (4 of 9)21/03/2004 04:38:12 AM . To Create a Password Reset Disk The Forgotten Password Wizard lets you create a password reset disk that you can use to recover your user account and personalized computer settings if you forget your password. When you type the net use * \\ computer_name \ share_name /u: domain_name \ user_name /savecred command.

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Click Backup to open the Forgotten Password Wizard. Click Next and then follow the instructions as they appear on the screen. My Computer is not on a Domain The steps to perform this task differ depending on the type of user account you have. If you have a computer administrator account: Open User Accounts in Control Panel. Click your account name. Under Related Tasks located on the left side of the window, click Prevent a forgotten password. In the Forgotten Password Wizard, follow the instructions as they appear on the screen. If you Have a Limited Account Open User Accounts in Control Panel. Under Related Tasks located on the left side of the window, click Prevent a forgotten password. In the Forgotten Password Wizard, follow the instructions as they appear on the screen. Notes: To open User Accounts, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts. Certain Programs Do Not Work Correctly If You Log On Through a Limited User Account. After you log on to a computer by using a Limited User Account, you may observe one or more of the following behaviors when you try to use a program that is not expressly designed for Windows XP. Information here. Password Reset Disk Overview To protect user accounts in the event that the user forgets the password, every local user should make a password reset disk and keep it in a safe place. Then, if the user forgets his or her password, the password can be reset using the password reset disk and the user is able to access the local user account again.

Resetting the Password
After you reset the password of an account on a Windows XP-based computer that is joined to a workgroup, you may lose access to the user's: Web page credentials, File share credentials, EFSencrypted files, Certificates with private keys (SIGNED/ENCRYPTed e-mail). More information in detail here. I assume no responsibility for the purpose to which this information is used. This includes employees attempting to bypass restrictions put into place by System Administrators on corporate machines.

Delete Admin Password
Boot up with DOS and delete the sam.exe and sam.log files from Winnt\system32\config in your hard drive. Now when you boot up in NT the password on your built-in administrator account will be blank (No password). This solution works only if your hard drive is FAT. [Editor's note: Use with caution,
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there may be other ramifications from performing this tip.]

Forgot your Admin Password
This is a utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your NT system, by modifying the crypted password in the registrys SAM file. You do not need to know the old password to set a new one. It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppydisk. The bootdisk includes stuff to access NTFS partitions and scripts to glue the whole thing together. Note: It will now also work with SYSKEY, including the option to turn it off! More information here. Download here.

All Passwords-Master Copy
With Darn! Passwords! Just one password opens the safe that holds all those other ones for programs and web sites that require you to log in. Download Here. Just pick the password, and drag it and it's log-in (if there is one) into the program that uses it. No retyping is necessary (even in programs that do not accept the drag, you can just paste the password in). Go to the URL of a password protected site with the click of a button.

Information on System Restore and Password Restoration
Passwords That Are Restored: 1. Program passwords are restored, such as Hotmail Messenger, AOL Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and other Web server-based passwords. This behavior is by design: The programs simply cache these passwords; the actual passwords are stored on a Web server. System Restore does not actually change the password, but it changes the password that is remembered by the program. You can use the current password for the program to log on to the server. 2. Domain and Computer passwords are restored. This behavior is by Design and is a limitation of System Restore. System Restore only rolls back the local machine state. Part of the information about joining domains resides in Active Directory, and Active Directory is not rolled back by System Restore.

Migration Wizard Does Not Migrate Passwords
The Migration Wizard does not migrate passwords. Passwords for Dial-Up Networking connections, Microsoft Outlook Express accounts, Microsoft Internet Explorer saved passwords, mapped drives, and so on will need to be reconfigured once the migration is complete.

Administrator Account Not Used for Logon
The administrator account and password created during Setup are used to log on in Safe Mode only. To create a password for user accounts, double-click Manage Users in Control Panel.
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Therefore, if you are prompted for the user name and password (or if you are prompted only for the password) when you use the net use command (but not because you used an asterisk [*] in the net use command for password prompting) and the /savecred switch, the credentials are saved. When you type the net use * \\ computer_name \ share_name /savecred command, the user is prompted for a user name, and then the user is prompted for a password. When you type the net use * \\ computer_name \ share_name /u: domain_name \ user_name /savecred command, the user is prompted for a password. However, when you type one of the following commands, a key is not created: net use * \\ computer_name \ share_name * /user: domain_name \ user_name /savecred -ornet use * \\ computer_name \ share_name * /savecred /user: domain_name \ user_name If you type net help use at a command prompt, more information is displayed about the net use command.

Logon Name Not in Task Manager or Under Documents & Settings
When the Welcome screen is appears, the names that are displayed do not match any of the names of users' folders under the Documents and Settings folder or any of the names on the Users tab in Task Manager. This behavior may occur if you have changed the name of the account in the User Accounts tool in Control Panel. By doing so, the new name appears on the Welcome screen, but the actual account name remains the same. The folders under the Documents and Settings folder and the names that are listed in Task Manager show the actual account name. To resolve this behavior, if the display name for a user account has been changed, you can find out which account the new display name belongs to by logging on as that user, starting Task Manager, and then clicking the Users tab. The user account that is marked as active is the one that is currently logged on. Also, you can find out which of the folders under Documents and Settings belongs to the currently logged-on user by rightclicking Start, and then clicking Explore. Windows Explorer will then start in the Start Menu folder of the currently logged-on user's folder.

Administrator Unable to Unlock a "Locked" Computer
This behavior can occur for either of the following reasons: When the default screen saver is set to use a non-existent screen saver program. And/or When you use a corrupted screen saver that is password protected. More Information.

Information About Unlocking a Workstation

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The following list has different computer lock-up scenarios that are available to you.Do not force authentication inline (default) 1 .01/01/2004 12:25 AM . you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.Home Page WinXP © Copyright Kelly Theriot MS-MVP(DTS) 2004. Exit your registry.kellys-korner-xp. it functions as if it had been set to 0 (zero). click finish. Create a Shortcut to Lock Computer Right click a blank space on the desktop. shortcut. press the Windows logo key+L.htm (8 of 9)21/03/2004 04:38:12 AM .com/win_xp_passwords. This can force a validation at the domain controller for the user attempting the unlock process. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] Value Name: LockTaskbar Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value) Value Data: (0 = Unlocked. Lock the Taskbar This restriction is used to force the locking of the taskbar and restrict users from making any changes to its position. NOTE: If the value is not present.Require online authentication to unlock The preceding value controls whether a full logon is performed during the unlock process. Copy and Paste this line: "rundll32.exe user32. http://www. Lock Your Computer and Use Other Windows Logo Shortcut Keys To use the shortcut.LockWorkStation" in the program location box. Start/Run/Regedit: Navigate to this key and create a new DWORD value. 1 = Locked) Home Page Win98 . All rights reserved. select new. or modify the existing value. Click next and create a name for your shortcut. as well as other ways to lock the computer: Click Here.Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP The following registry setting is received every time the computer is locked: Start/Run/Regedit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon ForceUnlockLogon REG_DWORD 0 . called 'LockTaskbar' and edit the value according to the settings below.dll.

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. Side Note 1 NB .inf.. Make sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer" Or YOU are trying to a Windows XP security patch and are getting a similar error message? In which case this article is for YOU..updatexp. you may receive a 643 error message.com/cryptographic-service..html (1 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM .. However please read these Four side notes Before proceeding. if this is the case please go straight to the end of this article! http://www.cryptographic service error and how to fix it! Home Page | FREE XP Newsletter | Contact Me | Privacy Policy Cryptographic Service Error! How To Fix The "Cryptographic Service Error" Are YOU getting the following error when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 1? "Service Pack 1 Setup Error: Setup could not verify the integrity of the file Update..When you use the Windows Update Web site to install updates.

this is not really a cryptographic service error.cryptographic service error and how to fix it! Side Note 2 If You have installed patch KB823980 AND Windows Update keeps prompting you to install it again .com/cryptographic-service.this is not really a cryptographic service error. But the good news is that you can stop this happening again! More here: The 0x800B0004 error Side Note 4 If You have used Windows Update and keep FAILING with this error code 0x800A138F Try this article: More here: The 0x800A138F error http://www.updatexp.html (2 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM . But the good news is that you can update your registry to stop this happening again! More here: windows update keeps prompting Side Note 3 If You have used Windows Update and keep getting a 0x800B0004 error .

.You are trying to install Windows XP Service Pack 1 The first thing is to be aware of is that Microsoft themselves are aware of this issue and have released a fix to the database corruption issue.. This cryptographic service error issue occurs for one of TWO reasons: REASON ONE: The Cryptographic Services that should be running on your computer is for some reason set to Disabled for Startup type. REASON TWO: There is log file or database corruption in the Windows\System32\Catroot2 folder If this makes as much sense to you as Sir Isaac Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation Don't' PANIC. Why is this Cryptographic Service Error happening? NB ..html (3 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM .updatexp.cryptographic service error and how to fix it! Side Note 5 If You YOUR problem is that the cryptographic service will NOT start and you get error "126 module not found".If you get Error codes 126 or 643 then go to the end of this article for more information relating to these specific code errors. First we must just check the Cryptographic Services is actually running on your machine.... Now lets read on and try to solve YOUR problem... But more of that in a moment.com/cryptographic-service. http://www.. --- You do NOT need to understand what is happening... See the 126 error at the end of this article.. just follow these remedies: --- 1) Follow this if .

BEFORE you get the Windows XP screen! Tip 2: If you can not start the Cryptographic Service then the likely cause is that the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is not running. Sadly you will not be able to do this from the the "Services" Window. You will see it is "greyed out"! Follow these instructions... Now type: exit and press Enter to restart the computer.. If it FAILS again. In the small box that Opens.com/cryptographic-service. To check this go to the "Services" window by running through the steps detailed above... pressing the ENTER key on your keyboard after each line: net stop cryptsvc http://www. If you are unfamiliar with the Recovery Console this Microsoft Article may help: 314058 Now try and install again. Now right click the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service. If the status shows it is not running then it has been disabled! Since the Cryptographic Service is a dependency of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) ... and then click the Run icon. You will need to use your XP CD to boot the computer into the Recovery Console.. and then click Properties. In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text). type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.cryptographic service error and how to fix it! To do this: Start the Administrative Tools utility in Control Panel.We MUST get this running. then type the command: Enable RPCSS Service_Auto_Start Now press the Enter key to submit the command.. Click Automatic for Startup type. Double-click Services. and then click Start..html (4 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM . For SAFE MODE press F8 when your PC starts up but. Click Start menu.updatexp. type the following commands. (this will open the services window) Right-click Cryptographic Services. You can now try to reinstall Windows XP Service Pack 1 Tip 1: If you CAN NOT start the service try booting your machine in SAFE MODE and then repeating the above..

.. so give this a try if it fails again.. Double-click Services.. and then click Properties.. Manually delete the contents of %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 and reboot. (this will open the services window) Right-click Cryptographic Services.. For SAFE MODE press F8 when your PC starts up but. To do this: Start the Administrative Tools utility in Control Panel. Click Automatic for Startup type.... If it FAILS again.. You can now try to reinstall security patch 823980 If it FAILS again. To obtain it visit the Windows Update site and download Q817287: Critical Update (Catalogue Database Corruption in Microsoft Windows). and then click Start.updatexp.cryptographic service error and how to fix it! ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 oldcatroot2 net start cryptsvc Now type exit to close the command prompt window.html (5 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM ..You are trying to install a Windows XP Security Patch I have been surprised at the amount of emails I continue to received on the subject of cryptographic error messages. find the folder called "catroot2" and MANUALLY change it to "catroot2old" --- 2) Follow this if . BEFORE you get the Windows XP screen! If THAT fails.. and then try to install Windows XP Service Pack 1 again. You may in some rare instances have to reboot your machine again first. First we must just check the Cryptographic Services is actually running on your machine.com/cryptographic-service.. As I said earlier Microsoft are aware of this corruption issue and have made a an update available that can correct this issue. http://www. It should now work.! Hopefully this will help you.... this should correct the corruption problem! Tip: If you get a reply stating "access denied" try booting your machine in SAFE MODE and then repeating the above.

If the status shows it is not running then it has been disabled! Since the Cryptographic Service is a dependency of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) . Sadly you will not be able to do this from the the "Services" Window. pressing the ENTER key on your keyboard after each line: net stop cryptsvc ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 oldcatroot2 net start cryptsvc Now type exit to close the command prompt window. In the small box that Opens.updatexp. Now right click the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service. It should now work.cryptographic service error and how to fix it! If you can not start the Cryptographic Service then the likely cause is that the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is not running.. so give this a try if it fails again. To check this go to the "Services" window by running through the steps detailed above.We MUST get this running...html (6 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM . Now type: exit and press Enter to restart the computer. If that fails.. You may in some rare instances have to reboot your machine again first.. and then try to security patch 823980.. http://www. then type the command: Enable RPCSS Service_Auto_Start Now press the Enter key to submit the command.. You will need to use your XP CD to boot the computer into the Recovery Console... try this: Click Start menu. type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button. In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text). and then click the Run icon. You will see it is "greyed out"! Follow these instructions. If you are unfamiliar with the Recovery Console this Microsoft Article may help: 314058 Now Try again. type the following commands...com/cryptographic-service..

so lets re-register some DLL files. For SAFE MODE press F8 when your PC starts up but... FAILED again? Well seems to be happening to a few of you.dll Now type the word: exit and the window will close. In the small box that Opens.. eh? Onwards and upwards! Click Start menu. For SAFE MODE press F8 when your PC starts up but. type the following commands.dll regsvr32 sccbase. and then click the Run icon.dll regsvr32 dssenh.If you just can not face typing all that in the command line.dll regsvr32 wintrust..dll regsvr32 gpkcsp.com/cryptographic-service...cryptographic service error and how to fix it! Tip: If you get a reply stating "access denied" try booting your machine in SAFE MODE and then repeating the above. sounds like fun. pressing the ENTER key on your keyboard after each line: net start cryptsvc regsvr32 softpub. BEFORE you get the Windows XP screen! If THAT fails..updatexp. Now Reboot and try and reply the Microsoft Patch again.html (7 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM . In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text). It will do the typing for YOU! Tip: If you get a reply stating "access denied" try starting your machine in SAFE MODE and then repeating the above.dll regsvr32 initpki. type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.. simply download this batch file I have made and run it on your machine. Manually delete the contents of %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 and reboot..dll regsvr32 rsaenh.dll regsvr32 slbcsp....dll regsvr32 cryptdlg.... BEFORE you get the Windows XP screen! http://www. NB . find the folder called "catroot2" and MANUALLY change it to "catroot2old" If it FAILS again.

html (8 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM ... Now on the right hand side of the window you will see an object called Trusted Publishers double click it and a new window appears.com/cryptographic-service. I hope! Without getting too "techie" on you. If the install fails you might just be able to grab the file you need and move it to the folder Windows XP should have put it in. FAILED yet Again? You're kidding me? Well.. Thanks to Bill Prentice a Network Administrator from the US for this tip..msc then click the OK button. this is going to happen only to a handful of you.double click it.double click it.cryptographic service error and how to fix it! FAILED yet Again? (The following is ONLY XP Professional ... Under Computer Configuration you will see a folder called Windows Settings . The new options that appear directly below include Software Restriction Policies .txt Open it and look for the entry that matches the patch number you just tried to install.. this is the LAST one "up my sleeve" for you. The new options that appear directly below include Security Settings . In this window change the setting under Allow the following users to select trusted publishers to the default which should be End Users.. Here is the work around: Click Start menu. In the small box that Opens.double click it. It seems that in some patches can be installed with this workaround: When a patch installs itself it will "unpack" all the files in too a temporary folder on your PC.updatexp..NOT XP Home Edition) Well. there is an issue for some Windows XP Professional users where the computers Software Restriction Policy for the Local Computer only allows "Local computer administrators" to select "trusted publishers". First look for the following file on your computer: dberr. type: gpedit. In the new windows that opens you will see a menu on the left hand side. This is causing the failure. and then click the Run icon.. In this example it is the security patch KB823980 http://www. This occurs whether the user installing the security patch is an Administrator or not! This may mean nothing to you and it does not have too. Here is an example of what I mean..

but I do update this page when I hear of ANY more! This just in: 27/08/2003 . We will do this by copying the KB823980.cat file from the temporary unpack folder at the root of C: AND placing this copy in the C:\WINDOWS\System32\CatRoot folder..cryptographic service error and how to fix it! CatalogDB: 10:09:37 AM 8/19/2003: Adding Catalog File: _000000_.I received an email from the Head of IT at a Swiss Bank! Some of you might find this helpful.html (9 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM ..even Microsoft Support Services are referencing it when using phone support options! Here another source for possible errors when installing Hot fixes/using Windows Update with Windows XP (SP1): We had cloned notebook images (syspreped) where we couldn't install any hot fix because of "cryptographic services" issues...) Now run the patch again and it should install for you. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hi Marc First of all: congratulations to your web site .. PLEASE do not put the copied file in the CatRoot2 folder by mistake! (If you can not find the KB823980.cat file in this example.C:\WINDOWS \System32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\KB823980.cat CatalogDB: 10:09:37 AM 8/19/2003: DONE Adding Catalog File: _000000_.cat CatalogDB: 10:09:37 AM 8/19/2003: File #2 at line #2595 encountered error 0x00000002 CatalogDB: 10:09:37 AM 8/19/2003: File #2 at line #935 encountered error 0x00000002 We can clearly see that the security patch KB823980 failed to install because Windows XP claims it could NOT find it. you could use the search facility on the start menu..com/cryptographic-service. After some in depth debugging we found the following error: http://www. So we are going to give it a helping hand...... :-) --------------Well that is all the "fix's" I have at the moment .cat CatalogDB: 10:09:37 AM 8/19/2003: File #2 at line #2701 encountered error 0x00000002 CatalogDB: 10:09:37 AM 8/19/2003: The following file was not found .. We opened a MS Support Case because no hint (including your website) led to the resolution of the problem..updatexp.

com/cryptographic-service.updatexp. Disabling the checked box made the bug disappearing (i. only disables further trusted publisher elections for other active x codes / hot fixes from other trusted publishers).cryptographic service error and how to fix it! On those Notebooks we have predefined group policy settings (for local computer) which were part of the image itself. for windows update active x controls or hot fix installations) already have been made (once) the group policy settings has no effect (resp. We were further investigating this behaviour and found the following: On a newly installed Windows XP (SP1) machine (or a cloned.html (10 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM . Disabling this group policy setting re-enables the user for mentioned tasks. syspreped one) when a user logs in locally for the first time and the mentioned group policy setting is not active he can't use any active x controls (e. On an already installed Windows XP (SP1) machine where trusted publisher elections (e.g. make sure you have installed Windows XP Service Pack 1.g. One of the settings was: Group Policy -> User Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Internet Explorer Maintenance -> Security -> Authenticode Settings -> Enable Trusted Publisher Lockdown Where the box has been checked. Please let me know whether you have any questions and whether you could reproduce the settings -> I think publishing this hint to your website would be very helpful for the desperate ones who still can't update/patch their windows machines. Then install the specific patch for this issue: 817287: Critical Update (Catalogue Database Corruption in Microsoft Windows)... all hot fix installation & windows update site worked correctly after this).e. (please note you MUST have Windows XP SP1 installed!) http://www. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please Read: To stop future cryptographic service corruption issues. windows update site) and can't install any signed (Microsoft) hot fixes.

.log Now type exit to close the command prompt window. b) If that fails.. and then click Run. type the following commands.. If they are then uncheck them! and try again... type cmd.com/cryptographic-service. and then click the Run icon.. In the Open box...cryptographic service error and how to fix it! ERROR 643 When you use the Windows Update Web site to install updates. In the small box that Opens.updatexp. follow these steps: (NB . type the following command. C) Make sure cryptui.updatexp. and then click OK. then check all the root directories and see if any are set as "Read Only".html (11 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM .. type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button. you may receive a 643 error message..html e) Re-register DLL Files That Are Associated With the Cryptographic Service To register .) Click Start.. this is a common symptom of an incomplete SP1 install.. pressing http://www.dll is in system32 folder and is NOT corrupt! Use the sfc /scannow utility to check for file corruption in c) and d) http://www. pressing the ENTER key on your keyboard afterwards: del /q "%SystemRoot%\System32\Catroot2\Edb.com/scannow-sfc.dll is in system32 folder and is NOT corrupt! d) Make sure certcli.you may have used the batch file in the article above. ERROR 126 Some folks get the message: Error 126: The specified module could not be found This is a very "general" error code. however this may not have worked so we need to manually un-register then register them. If this is the case then we need to delete the database catalogue and let Windows XP rebuild it automatically: Click Start menu. In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text). however in this instance the following may help: a) Delete the contents of the "Windows\System32\catroot2" folder and see if that helps resolve the issue. This is also worth doing if you find your Windows Media Player is slow to respond. and then try to install the patch again.dll files that are associated with Cryptographic Services. At the command prompt.

dll regsvr32 /u cryptdlg.dll regsvr32 softpub.dll regsvr32 /u gpkcsp. and then click OK.dll regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll regsvr32 /u dssenh.cryptographic service error and how to fix it! ENTER after each line: Note Click OK if you are prompted to do so.updatexp.dll regsvr32 wintrust.dll exit Restart your computer.dll regsvr32 sccbase. In the Open box. type the following commands (press ENTER after each command): Note Click OK if you are prompted to do so. Click Start.dll regsvr32 gpkcsp.com/cryptographic-service.html (12 of 14)21/03/2004 04:39:23 AM . regsvr32 softpub.dll regsvr32 initpki.dll regsvr32 /u softpub.Digital Media Contact Page Coming Soon! The Windows XP Registry eBook http://www. and then click Run.dll regsvr32 /u slbcsp. type cmd.dll regsvr32 /u initpki. At the command prompt.dll regsvr32 rsaenh. Print this Page Now? I hope this cryptographic service article helps YOU! Don't forget to sign up for my Windows XP newsletter below! NOW sit down and have a cup of your favourite beverage (or something stronger) YOU deserve it! Regards Marc Liron Microsoft MVP .dll exit Now check to see if the service will now start.dll regsvr32 /u wintrust.dll regsvr32 dssenh. regsvr32 softpub.dll regsvr32 /u rsaenh.dll regsvr32 /u sccbase.dll regsvr32 slbcsp.

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System Cannot Access CD-Rom. If Windows XP won't start you can restore the registry by rebooting while pressing the F8 Key. this is a known error (for both Adaptec and Nero). 3. or did an upgrade from a previous OS to XP without uninstalling Nero first. make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. The app ViewKeyXP is your salvation. Uninstall all CD Burning software from the system. CD-Recorder or DVD Devices If you uninstalled and reinstalled Nero in XP. If the Adaptec driver files are renamed or removed. There is a problem caused by an association created in the system registry between some Adaptec driver files and the CD file system drivers for Windows 2000/XP. Go to the RUN line and type in Regedt32 and press Enter. CD recorder.ca/windowsxp/tips_fixes. 1.Tips and Fixes Tips and Fixes Uncover Windows XP Product Key . It happens. or DVD) Check here before trying the fix below IMPORTANT: The following contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry. Go to the following registry locations and delete the key values for UPPERFILTERS and LOWERFILTERS (Do NOT delete the entire 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BBFC1-08002BE10318 key just right click the individual keys and select Delete) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CEBBFC1-08002BE10318} HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CEBBFC1-08002BE10318} HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CEBFC1-08002BE10318} http://www.If you have more than one system running XP you have obviously purchased more than one copy of the Operating System. Select "Last Known Good Configuration".webtree. 2. then the system will loose access to any CD drive (CD ROM. As you know XP does not store the Product Key in a recognizable format in the registry as Windows 9x/Me does.htm (1 of 2)21/03/2004 04:39:36 AM . Or you can use "System Restore" from Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools. However you may have forgotten which Product Key you used for which system. I have 5 systems and have had all three running XP at times.

Make sure you create a System Restore Point before you make changes to the registry.webtree. 5.htm (2 of 2)21/03/2004 04:39:36 AM . Close out of Regedt32.exe and reboot the computer. You should have access to your CDROM drives after reboot.ca/windowsxp/tips_fixes.Tips and Fixes 4. http://www.

com/default. piracy issues. and edit the registry. This article also applies to Adaptec Easy Creator 5. IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry.microsoft. Online Help. Customer Service SYMPTOMS After you remove Adaptec Easy CD Creator versions 5. see 314060. your computer may experience the following behavior: q q For non-technical assistance with product purchases. make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs.. online services.270008 Cannot Access CD-ROM and "Code 31" Error Message in Device Manager After You Remove Adaptec Easy CD Creator from Your Computer View products that this article applies to. q The Device Manager displays the following error code message: Your registry might be corrupted.aspx?scid=KB.01 and earlier or DirectCD version 3. Support Options and Pricing.Q270008 (1 of 3)21/03/2004 04:40:39 AM . Page Options Send Print q The Device Manager displays the following error code message: A driver for this device was not required.Cannot Access CD-ROM and "Code 31" Error Message in Devi. Before you modify the registry. and has been turned off (Code 32 or Code 31). For information about how to back up.01c from your computer. training courses. NOTE: You may also receive an error code 39 message that indicates that the driver is corrupted. restore. subscriptions. Newsgroups You are cannot access your CD-ROMs in My Computer.Q270008&ID=KB. the following error message occurs with all CD-ROM devices connected to your system: The device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31).com Guide Home FAQs Downloads Newsgroups Customer Service Contact Us Microsoft Knowledge Base Article .270008 . and more. This article was previously published under Q270008 Support Centers Small Business Server Windows 2000 Windows 2000 Developer Other Support Options For a Microsoft Windows XP version of this article. Discussion groups and Forums about specific Microsoft products. and more. Pose a question to other users.EN-US.01.EN-US. click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry Contact Microsoft Phone Numbers.nager After You Remove Adaptec Easy CD Creator from Your Computer All Products | Support | Search | Microsoft. technologies. corporate sales. In Device Manager. (Code 19) http://support. and services.01 or 3. events..

. 32.com/default. or 31 message.0 and download and install the latest release posted at the following Microsoft Web site: http://www. In that case.microsoft.0 installed. There are two supported methods to resolve this issue.com/windows/windowsmedia STATUS This is a known issue with Easy CD Creator versions 5. Use Registry Editor at your own risk..EN-US. regarding the performance or reliability of these products.microsoft. Method Two If the above method does not resolve the code 31 error message and restore access to your CDROMs. it may be that additional third-party filter drivers were added to UpperFilters and LowerFilters values in addition to Adaptec filter drivers.270008 . you can uninstall Media player version 7.EN-US. and DirectCD versions 3. Some or all of these troubleshooting steps can apply to them if they also add entries under the UpperFilters or LowerFilters registry values by either adding their filter drivers or by removing the registry keys and values outlined in this article that start with: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} http://support.Cannot Access CD-ROM and "Code 31" Error Message in Devi. NOTE: There may be other third party CD-Writing Software that exhibit similar behavior.01 and earlier. remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values completely in the preceding key. Restart your computer. you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. RESOLUTION WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly. if you also have Media Player version 7. implied or otherwise.Q270008&ID=KB.01d or later. Method One 1.aspx?scid=KB. you may try to remove the non-Adaptec filter drivers first.nager After You Remove Adaptec Easy CD Creator from Your Computer This code means that the registry returned an unknown result.01 and DirectCD 3. leaving the Easy Creator filters in place to see if the Code 39 goes away. Microsoft makes no warranty. The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. If you still receive an error code 39. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values completely from the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class \{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} NOTE: If you are getting a code 39 message.01c and earlier.Q270008 (2 of 3)21/03/2004 04:40:39 AM . 2. MORE INFORMATION This issue may also occur with the latest versions of Easy CD Creator 5.

.Q270008&ID=KB.nager After You Remove Adaptec Easy CD Creator from Your Computer WARNING: Ensure you perform a backup of your registry before you make any changes.Q270008 (3 of 3)21/03/2004 04:40:39 AM . Terms of use Security & Privacy Accessibility http://support.0) Keywords: kb3rdparty kberrmsg kbHardware kbprb KB270008 Contact Us © 2004 Microsoft Corporation.EN-US..Cannot Access CD-ROM and "Code 31" Error Message in Devi. The information in this article applies to: q q q Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Last Reviewed: 9/19/2003 (4.microsoft.com/default.270008 .aspx?scid=KB. All rights reserved.EN-US.

. and edit the registry. Code 19. or Code 39 After You Remove Easy CD Creator in Windows XP View products that this article applies to. there is no access to your CD-ROMs. see 270008.314060 CD-ROM Access Is Missing and Messages Cite Error Code 31. click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article.314060 . Support Options and Pricing. your computer may exhibit the following behavior: q q Pose a question to other users.CD-ROM Access Is Missing and Messages Cite Error Code 31. technologies. or Code 39 After You Remove Easy CD Creator in Windows XP All Products | Support | Search | Microsoft. Discussion groups and Forums about specific Microsoft products. Page Options Send Print In My Computer. make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. Before you modify the registry. q Device Manager displays the following error message: A driver for this device was not required. and more. corporate sales. Support Centers Windows XP Other Support Options Contact Microsoft Phone Numbers. Online Help. piracy issues.microsoft. For information about how to back up. Customer Service For non-technical assistance with product purchases. which means that the registry returned some unknown result: Your registry might be corrupted. and more. Code 19. online services. restore.q314060 (1 of 3)21/03/2004 04:41:10 AM . subscriptions. .com/default. (Code 19) http://support. events. and has been disabled (Code 32 or Code 31). This article was previously published under Q314060 IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry.aspx?scid=kb. In Device Manager.com Guide Home FAQs Downloads Newsgroups Customer Service Contact Us Microsoft Knowledge Base Article . You may also receive an error Code 39 message that indicates that the driver is corrupted. the following error message appears in connection with any CD-ROM device that is part of your computer system: The device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31). Newsgroups SYMPTOMS After you remove either compact disc (CD) recording software or other software from your computer.[LN]. Code 32.. q Device Manager displays the following error Code 19 message. and services. training courses.

com/default. To resolve this behavior. click Delete.314060 . This issue may also occur with Easy CD Creator version 5.01 or earlier or DirectCD version 3. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. 6. Quit Registry Editor. Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class \{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} 5.CD-ROM Access Is Missing and Messages Cite Error Code 31.. The information in this article applies to: http://support. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.exe). you may need to reinstall that software. Code 19. The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. regarding the performance or reliability of these products. If the problem recurs. (Code 41) RESOLUTION WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly.. if you notice lost functionality in a particular program.microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty. On the Edit menu. consult with the software vendor for assistance. or Code 39 After You Remove Easy CD Creator in Windows XP q You may also receive the following error message: Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device.01c or earlier. .aspx?scid=kb. implied or otherwise. Restart your computer. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.q314060 (2 of 3)21/03/2004 04:41:10 AM .[LN]. you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. STATUS This is a known issue that can occur when you remove Easy CD Creator version 5. On the Edit menu. 2.NOTE: After you remove the Upperfilters value and the Lowerfilters value. MORE INFORMATION There may be other third-party CD-writing software products that exhibit similar behavior. click Delete. 4. such as CD recording software. follow these steps: 1.01 and with DirectCD 3. Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class \{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} 3. Some or all of the troubleshooting steps in this article might apply if such a product also adds entries under the UpperFilters or LowerFilters value in the registry. 7. and then click OK. and then click OK.01d or later. either by adding its own filter drivers or by removing the registry keys and values outlined in this article that begin with: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} WARNING: Make sure that you perform a backup of your registry before making any changes.

.com/default. or Code 39 After You Remove Easy CD Creator in Windows XP q q Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Last Reviewed: 11/5/2003 (1.. All rights reserved.314060 .aspx?scid=kb.[LN].microsoft. . Terms of use Security & Privacy Accessibility http://support.q314060 (3 of 3)21/03/2004 04:41:10 AM . Code 19.3) Keywords: kbenv kb3rdparty kberrmsg kbHardware kbprb kbsound KB314060 Contact Us © 2004 Microsoft Corporation.CD-ROM Access Is Missing and Messages Cite Error Code 31.

corporate sales.How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your Password Expires All Products | Support | Search | Microsoft. and more.321305 . Discussion groups and Forums about specific Microsoft products.com Guide Home FAQs Downloads Newsgroups Customer Service Contact Us Microsoft Knowledge Base Article .com/default. and services.enus. you must perform a "clean" installation of Windows XP. you cannot log on to your existing Windows installation for security reasons. Support Options and Pricing. This article was previously published under Q321305 Support Centers Windows XP Other Support Options Contact Microsoft SUMMARY This article describes how to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password. and to Recovery Console. re-create all user accounts. and more. Online Help. to Safe mode. follow these steps: http://support. or if your password expires and you cannot create a new one. click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 305478 HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer That Is Not a Domain Member in Windows XP Pose a question to other users. use any of the following methods: Method 1: Use a Password Reset Disk If you created a password reset disk for Windows XP. Customer Service For non-technical assistance with product purchases. online services.321305 (1 of 3)21/03/2004 04:41:37 AM .321305 How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your Password Expires View products that this article applies to. Phone Numbers. Newsgroups MORE INFORMATION To log on to Windows XP. piracy issues. NOTE: If you have not created a password reset disk and you have also forgotten the password for all user accounts. technologies. and reinstall all of your programs. For additional information about how to use a password reset disk. events. but you can log on to another account with administrative priveliges (including the Administrator or Computer Administrator accounts). In this case.aspx?scid=kb. reset your password by using the password reset disk.microsoft. This information applies to starting Windows XP typically. Page Options Send Print 306214 HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer in a Domain in Windows XP Method 2: Log On as an Administrator and Reset the Password If you cannot log on to Windows by using a particular user account (including the Administrator or Computer Administrator accounts). training courses. subscriptions.

and then click Run. When you are prompted to select the operating system to start. NOTE: In some cases. After the Power On Self Test (POST). On the To begin.microsoft.com/default. Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes. and then press ENTER. and then click OK: control userpasswords2 4. the Administrator password may be set to a blank password. Log on to Windows by using the administrator account that has a password that you remember. select Microsoft Windows XP edition (where edition is the edition of Windows XP that is installed). Click the user account that you forgot the password for. 7. or remembered by. On the Windows Advanced Options menu. 3. 2. Type the administrator password. In this case. click Administrator. 3. Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional in a Workgroup To log on as Administrator and reset the password: 1. press the F8 key. http://support. In the Open box. 4. you must start Windows XP in Safe Mode. use the ARROW keys to select Safe Mode. the following types of information for that user will be no longer available: q q q E-mail messages that are encrypted with the user's public key Internet passwords that are saved on. 6. Note You cannot log on as usual by using the Administrator or Computer Administrator account to a Windows XP Home Edition-based computer or a Windows XP Professional-based computer in a workgroup. For additional information. click your user name screen. 5. The following sections provide step-by-step instructions to reset the password for a normal user account in Safe Mode by using the Administrator (or Computer Administrator account. see the "Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional in a Workgroup" section of this article. and then click OK. Restart the computer. 2. Click Start. and then then click Reset Password. and then click Control Panel). WARNING: If you reset the password for a user account in this manner in Windows XP Professional. and then press ENTER. the computer Any files that the user has encrypted You should now be able to log on to Windows with the user account and the new password. To log on as the Administrator or Computer Administrator.enus. 5. type the following command. and then click Control Panel (or point to Settings.How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your Password Expires 1. do not type a password before you press ENTER. Click Yes to acknowledge that Windows is running in Safe mode.aspx?scid=kb. and then press ENTER. Click User Accounts.321305 (2 of 3)21/03/2004 04:41:37 AM . Click Start. 8.321305 .

In the New password box. Type the logon information for the Administrator account. 8. and then click Change Password. Click Change the Password if you want to keep a password. Terms of use Security & Privacy Accessibility http://support. and then restart the computer. Click OK to acknowledge that the new password has been set. 11. Click the user account whose password you want to change.How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your Password Expires 9. If you remove the password. Windows XP Professional in a Domain To log on as Administrator and reset the password: 1. type the new password for the user account. and then restart the computer. NOTE: In some cases. 6. and then click OK.1) Keywords: kbhowto kbenv kbinfo KB321305 Contact Us © 2004 Microsoft Corporation. 11. Click Proceed. 2. 9. click Run. In the right pane of the Computer Management window.enus. Quit the Computer Management snap-in. type compmgmt. and then click Set Password.msc. do not type a password before you click OK.aspx?scid=kb. the Administrator password may be set to a blank password.microsoft. 12. or click Remove password if you do not want to use a password. In the Welcome to Windows dialog box. 4. In this case. Type the new password for the user.com/default. Click the Users folder.321305 (3 of 3)21/03/2004 04:41:37 AM .321305 . press CTRL+ALT+DELETE. 10. In the Computer Management (Local) box. 10. including the password. All rights reserved. skip the next step. expand Local Users and Groups. and then click OK. The information in this article applies to: q q q q q Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2002 Last Reviewed: 11/4/2003 (2. right-click the user account whose password you want to reset. 7. Quit the User Accounts tool. 3. and then click OK. 5. Click Start. Type the same password in the Confirm password box.

This article was previously published under Q305478 Support Centers Windows XP Other Support Options Contact Microsoft IN THIS TASK q Phone Numbers. click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Pose a question to other users. and services. technologies. use one of the following methods.305478 (1 of 4)21/03/2004 04:42:26 AM .aspx?scid=kb. You can use a password reset disk to gain access to your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer if you forget your password.com/default. formatted floppy disk.microsoft. Support Options and Pricing. Online Help. subscriptions. Newsgroups r SUMMARY This article describes how to create and use a password reset disk for a computer that is part of a workgroup.HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer That Is Not a Domain Member in Windows XP All Products | Support | Search | Microsoft. online services. Customer Service SUMMARY r How to Create a Password Reset Disk s s Use a Computer Administrator Account Use a Limited Account r How to Log on to the Computer By Using a Password Reset Disk Troubleshooting For non-technical assistance with product purchases. and more.305478 HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer That Is Not a Domain Member in Windows XP View products that this article applies to. back to the top http://support. and more. training courses. Page Options Send Print 306214 How to Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer in a Domain back to the top How to Create a Password Reset Disk Note that the following procedure requires one blank. corporate sales. To create a password reset disk for your local user account.com Guide Home FAQs Downloads Newsgroups Customer Service Contact Us Microsoft Knowledge Base Article .305478 .EN-US. events. piracy issues. Discussion groups and Forums about specific Microsoft products. For additional information about how to create a password reset disk for a computer that is a member of a domain. or that is not connected to a network.

2. use the following steps to create a password reset disk for a user account: 1. The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete. In the User Accounts pane. NOTE: If your user account does not have a password. Store the disk in a safe place. and then click Next. 5.EN-US. 4. do not type a password into the Current user account password box. click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard. and then click Control Panel. Click Start. and then click Next. 7. In Control Panel. back to the top How to Log on to the Computer By Using a Password Reset Disk If you forget your password. 8. 3. and then click Finish. and then label the password reset disk. Click Start. Under Related Tasks. do not type a password into the Current user account password box. In the Current user account password box. 6. and then click Next. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete. 6. Remove.305478 (2 of 4)21/03/2004 04:42:26 AM .aspx?scid=kb. 8. click User Accounts. Click Next. 5. and then click Control Panel. Store the disk in a safe place. Insert a blank.305478 . type your password. 7. and then click Finish.microsoft. you can log on to the computer with a new password that you create by using the Password Reset Wizard and your password reset disk: http://support. 3. In the Current user account password box. click the account that you want to work with. formatted disk into drive A. formatted disk into drive A. use the following steps to create a password reset disk for your user account: 1. and then label the password reset disk. back to the top Use a Limited Account If you are logged on to the computer by using a limited account. Insert a blank. Under Related Tasks. Remove. click Next. and then click Next. click Next. Under Pick a category. The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk. click User Accounts.com/default. type the password for the user account that you chose in step 3. 2. and then click Next. 4.HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer That Is Not a Domain Member in Windows XP Use a Computer Administrator Account If you are logged on to the computer by using an administrator account. click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard. NOTE: If the user account does not have a password.

9.305478 . Click Next. 2. Insert the password reset disk into drive A. 4. The password reset disk that you create can only be used with the computer on which it was created. The Type your password box appears. In the Type a new password hint box. and then click Next. if you have two Windows XP-based computers with the same user names and passwords. The following error message appears: Did you forget your password? You can click the "?" button to see your password hint. NOTE: The password reset disk is automatically updated with the new password information.microsoft. type a hint to remind you of your password if you forget the new password. Type a new password in the Type a new password box. Type the same password in the Type the password again to confirm box. and then click Finish. back to the top Troubleshooting q The password reset disk cannot be used to reset the password on another computer. The Password Reset Wizard enables you to create a new password for your user account.aspx?scid=kb.HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer That Is Not a Domain Member in Windows XP 1. Please type your password again. or click the right-arrow button. Be sure to use the correct uppercase and lowercase letters. click the user name that you want to use. NOTE: This hint is visible to anyone who attempts to log on to the computer by using your user account. You do not have to create a new password reset disk. Click Next. back to the top The information in this article applies to: q q Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition http://support. Or you can use your password reset disk. and you return to the Windows XP logon screen. it is important to store this disk in a safe and secure location. q The password reset disk contains sensitive information.com/default. For this reason. The Password Reset Wizard starts. Press ENTER. At the Windows XP logon screen. For example. Type your new password into the Type your password box. The Password Reset Wizard quits.305478 (3 of 4)21/03/2004 04:42:26 AM . a password reset disk that you create on the first computer cannot be used to reset the password on the second computer.EN-US. 8. 7. The password reset disk may be used by others to gain access to your computer. 5. Click use your password reset disk. 6. and then click the rightarrow button to log on to the computer. 3.

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EN-US.microsoft. Discussion groups and Forums about specific Microsoft products. formatted floppy disk. and more.306214 HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer in a Domain in Windows XP View products that this article applies to. online services. To create a password reset disk for your local user account: 1. training courses. and more. Support Options and Pricing. Online Help. For example. In the Log on to box. click the local computer. and services. Customer Service SUMMARY r How to Create a Password Reset Disk How to Use a Password Reset Disk Troubleshooting r r SUMMARY This article describes how to create and use a password reset disk for a computer that is a member of a domain. Newsgroups Pose a question to other users. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE. The Windows Security dialog box appears. 3. http://support. click Computer (this computer). click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 305478 HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer That Is Not a Domain Member back to the top For non-technical assistance with product purchases. Page Options Send Print How to Create a Password Reset Disk Note that this procedure requires one blank. Click Change Password. You can use a password reset disk to gain access to your Windows XP Professionalbased computer if you forget your password.306214 . This article was previously published under Q306214 Support Centers Windows XP Other Support Options Contact Microsoft IN THIS TASK q Phone Numbers. or a computer that is not networked.aspx?scid=kb. For additional information about creating a password reset disk for a computer in a workgroup.306214 (1 of 3)21/03/2004 04:43:06 AM .com/default. 2. subscriptions. The Change Password dialog box appears. piracy issues.HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer in a Domain in Windows XP All Products | Support | Search | Microsoft. events. corporate sales.com Guide Home FAQs Downloads Newsgroups Customer Service Contact Us Microsoft Knowledge Base Article . technologies.

306214 (2 of 3)21/03/2004 04:43:06 AM . The Password Reset Wizard quits and you return to the Log On to Windows dialog box. Store the disk in a safe place. 11. and then label the password reset disk. 10. click Next. The Password Reset Wizard starts. 6. In the Log on to box.com/default. The Password Reset Wizard lets you create a new password for your local user account. 10. 6. In the Log On to Windows dialog box. 9. For example. To gain access to your local user account on a computer that is a member of a domain. click Reset. 4. Click Backup. 5. and then click Finish.aspx?scid=kb. and then click Next. type a hint that will help you remember the password if you forget it. In the Change Password dialog box. and then click OK. or has been disconnected from a domain: 1. In the Logon Failed dialog box that appears. click Cancel.microsoft. The Forgotten Password Wizard starts. and then click OK. 7. back to the top How to Use a Password Reset Disk If you forget your password. When the progress bar reaches 100 percent complete. You are logged on to the local computer with your local account information. The Forgotten Password Wizard quits and you return to the Change Password dialog box. click the local computer. formatted disk in drive A. In the Windows Security dialog box. click Computer (this computer). Type the same password in the Type the password again to confirm box. The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk. 8. NOTE: This hint is visible to anyone who attempts to log on to the computer by using your user account. and then click Next. In the Log On to Windows dialog box. type a new password in the Type a new password box. Insert the password reset disk in drive A.306214 . The password reset disk is automatically updated with the new password information.HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer in a Domain in Windows XP 4. type an incorrect password in the Password box. 2. and then click Finish. click Cancel. and then click Next. click Next.EN-US. Remove. In the Current user account password box. back to the top http://support. On the Reset the User Account Password page. click Next. type your password. On the Welcome to the Forgotten Password Wizard page. you can log on to the computer with a new password that you create by using the Password Reset Wizard and your password reset disk. 5. 11. 7. 9. Click Next. Insert a blank. 8. type your new password in the Password box. In the Type a new password hint box. 3. You do not have to create a new password reset disk. In the Welcome to Windows dialog box. On the "Welcome to the Password Reset Wizard" page. press CTRL+ALT+DELETE.

back to the top The information in this article applies to: q Microsoft Windows XP Professional Last Reviewed: 10/30/2003 (1. Others may use the password reset disk to gain access to your computer. All rights reserved. You can use the password reset disk only to reset the local computer account password.306214 . You can use the password reset disk that you create with only the computer on which it was created. contact your system administrator. you cannot use a password reset disk that you create on the first computer to reset the password on the second computer.HOW TO: Create and Use a Password Reset Disk for a Computer in a Domain in Windows XP Troubleshooting q You cannot use the password reset disk to reset the password on another computer. It is important to store this disk in a safe location.aspx?scid=kb. q You cannot use the password reset disk to reset your domain account password.microsoft.com/default.1) Keywords: kbHOWTOmaster kbhowto kbenv KB306214 kbAudITPro Contact Us © 2004 Microsoft Corporation.306214 (3 of 3)21/03/2004 04:43:06 AM . if you have two Windows XP-based computers with the same user names and passwords. Terms of use Security & Privacy Accessibility http://support. If you forget your domain account password. q The password reset disk contains sensitive information.EN-US. For example.

For additional information about how to do this. back to the top For non-technical assistance with product purchases. online services. and more. Windows XP Professional uses Simple File sharing when not joined to a domain. where you replace the security permissions to allow yourself access. Page Options Send How to Take Ownership of a Folder Print NOTE: You must be logged on to the computer using an account that has administrative privileges. This article was previously published under Q308421 Support Centers Windows XP Other Support Options Contact Microsoft IN THIS TASK q Phone Numbers. If you are using Windows XP Professional. in order to have access to the Security tab.308421 HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP View products that this article applies to. you must disable Simple File Sharing.308421 . If you require access to a file or folder to which you do not have access (permission). technologies. training courses.microsoft. piracy issues. If you are running Windows XP Home Edition. Newsgroups Pose a question to other users. Support Options and Pricing. corporate sales. Online Help.com/?kbid=308421 (1 of 3)21/03/2004 04:44:05 AM . you must take ownership of that file or folder. events.com Guide Home FAQs Downloads Newsgroups Customer Service Contact Us Microsoft Knowledge Base Article . Customer Service SUMMARY r How to Take Ownership of a Folder How to Take Ownership of a File r q REFERENCES SUMMARY This article describes how to take ownership of a file or folder to which you have been denied access. click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 307874 How to disable simplified sharing and set permissions on a shared folder in Windows XP To take ownership of a folder: http://support. and more.HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP All Products | Support | Search | Microsoft. Discussion groups and Forums about specific Microsoft products. and services. you must first start in Safe Mode and log on with an account that has Administrative rights. By default. subscriptions.

Right-click the folder you want to take ownership of. Click Add. 4. and then click the Owner tab. 7. click the account that you want (for example. Click OK. Click Advanced. and then click to select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user. 2. When you are finished assigning permissions. For example. and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears). Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator. 6. back to the top REFERENCES For additional information about file and folder permissions. 4. In the Name list. For example. Click OK. In the Group or user names list. and then click OK. Click the Security tab. and then click Properties. Click the Security tab. 3. 3. and then click the Owner tab.308421 . Right-click the file you want to take ownership of. The Administrator or Administrators group now owns the file.HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP 1. Click OK. and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents. type the user or group account to which you want to give access to the file. back to the top How to Take Ownership of a File NOTE: You must be logged on to the computer using an account that has administrative privileges. follow these steps: 1. where folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of: You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name.microsoft. To take ownership of a file.com/?kbid=308421 (2 of 3)21/03/2004 04:44:05 AM . 8. Administrator). and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears). Click Yes. Full Control [Allow]. continue to step 5. and then click Properties. or click the Administrators group. click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: http://support. 2. The following message appears. or click the Administrators group. click your user name. Click Advanced. 5. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list. If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder. In the Name list click Administrator. 5. Administrator. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control? All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes. click to select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box. click OK. 6. To change the permissions on the files and folders under this folder.

0) Keywords: kbhowto kbHOWTOmaster KB308421 kbAudITPro Contact Us © 2004 Microsoft Corporation.HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP 161275 Interaction of File and Folder Security on NTFS Volumes back to the top The information in this article applies to: q q Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Last Reviewed: 1/28/2004 (2. Terms of use Security & Privacy Accessibility http://support.microsoft. All rights reserved.308421 .com/?kbid=308421 (3 of 3)21/03/2004 04:44:05 AM .

You cannot upgrade from a Windows XP startup disk. Microsoft recommends that you use those installations methods instead. Windows XP Any x86 compatible system that meets the requirements for installing Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition q http://www. The Setup boot disks are available so that you can run Setup on computers that do not support a bootable CD-ROM. Windows NT. If your computer does support booting from a CD-ROM.microsoft. The Windows XP startup disk will automatically load the correct drivers to gain access to the CD-ROM drive and start a new installation of Setup.com Home | Site Map Search Microsoft.EXE 4284 KB 10/24/2001 310994 Windows XP Home Edition Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install English Download Overview The Windows XP startup disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system. Windows 95. Windows 98. Windows XP Home Edition startup disks will not work for Windows XP Professional installations and vice-versa.. Windows ME.aspx?. Setup boot disks that are provided for Windows XP are provided and supported on an as is basis.en&FamilyID=E8FE6868-6E4F-471C-B455-BD5AFEE126D8 (1 of 2)21/03/2004 04:45:03 AM . Quick Info File Name: Download Size: Date Published: Version: WinXP_EN_HOM_BF. Windows XP Setup boot disks are available only by download from Microsoft. Change language English Go Related Resources q Download Winter Fun Packs for Windows XP More Information About This Download Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 1a Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install Expert Zone Community for Windows XP q q q System Requirements q Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000. The Windows XP startup disk will automatically load the correct drivers to gain access to the CD-ROM drive and start a new installation of Setup. Future products will no longer support installation via the setup boot disks.com for: Go Download Center Home Download Categories Games DirectX Internet Windows (Security & Updates) Windows Media Drivers Office and Home Applications Mobile Devices Macintosh & Other Platforms Server Applications System Management Tools Development Resources Resources Download Center Help Related Download Sites Automatic Update Services Windows XP Home Edition Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install The Windows XP startup disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system.Download details: Windows XP Home Edition Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install Microsoft. Installation of future Microsoft Operating Systems will require the ability to boot from the CD or PXE boot from Network..com/downloads/details. or if network-based installation is available.

When you run the downloaded file. If the process is interrupted you must run the downloaded program file again to create all six disks.en&FamilyID=E8FE6868-6E4F-471C-B455-BD5AFEE126D8 (2 of 2)21/03/2004 04:45:03 AM . When you press a key. Using the Setup Disks After you create all six disks. You will have to use the disks in the correct order during the Setup process. the downloaded file starts extracting and copying the files. Note that you will need to use the Windows XP CD-ROM to finish Setup. click Save or Save this program to disk. Insert the other floppy disks as you are prompted to do so. Note that the computer must be configured to boot from the floppy disk drive. Press any key when you are ready. Make sure to label each disk appropriately with the number that is specified by the program. you may need to modify your computer's BIOS settings to do this. The Setup process starts. In some cases. it extracts the files. Additional Information There are six Windows XP Setup boot floppy disks. Manage Your Profile |Contact Us ©2004 Microsoft Corporation. 2. and then restart the computer. Creating the Setup Disks When you download the Setup disks.. high-density disks. click Open or Run this program from its current location.aspx?. Click the Download link to start the download. You receive the following prompt: This program creates the Setup boot disks for Microsoft Windows XP. insert the first disk in the floppy disk drive. These disks contain the files and drivers that are required to access the CD-ROM drive and begin the Setup process. or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go. Continue inserting the blank disks as you are prompted to do so until all six disks are created. After you type the floppy disk drive letter.. Terms of Use |Privacy Statement http://www. formatted. Do one of the following: r r To start the installation immediately. To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time. All rights reserved. the download contains only one large program file. This disk will become the Windows XP Setup Boot Disk. Specify the Floppy Drive to Copy the Images To Type the drive letter for the floppy disk drive (this is typically drive A).microsoft.Download details: Windows XP Home Edition Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install Instructions 1.com/downloads/details. To create these disks. you see the following prompt: Insert one of these disks into drive drive letter :. you need to provide 6 blank.

The Windows XP startup disk will automatically load the correct drivers to gain access to the CD-ROM drive and start a new installation of Setup.com Home | Site Map Search Microsoft. Click the Download link to start the download. Windows 95.com/downloads/details. Windows 98.aspx?. Windows NT. To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time..EXE 4287 KB 10/24/2001 310994 Windows XP Professional Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install English Download Overview The Windows XP startup disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system.en&FamilyID=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F (1 of 2)21/03/2004 04:45:29 AM .com for: Go Download Center Home Download Categories Games DirectX Internet Windows (Security & Updates) Windows Media Drivers Office and Home Applications Mobile Devices Macintosh & Other Platforms Server Applications System Management Tools Development Resources Resources Download Center Help Related Download Sites Automatic Update Services Windows XP Professional Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install The Windows XP startup disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system.. http://www. Windows ME.microsoft. Windows XP Home Edition startup disks will not work for Windows XP Professional installations and vice-versa. Windows XP Any x86 compatible system that meets the requirements for installing Microsoft Windows XP Professional q Instructions 1. 2. Do one of the following: r r To start the installation immediately. Change language English Go Related Resources q TechEd 2004: Register by April 16 and Save $300 US Support Article: Obtaining Windows XP Setup Boot Disks Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1a Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install Windows XP Expert Zone Community q q q System Requirements q Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000. or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go. click Open or Run this program from its current location. Quick Info File Name: Download Size: Date Published: Version: WinXP_EN_PRO_BF. You cannot upgrade from a Windows XP startup disk. The Windows XP startup disk will automatically load the correct drivers to gain access to the CD-ROM drive and start a new installation of Setup.Download details: Windows XP Professional Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install Microsoft. click Save or Save this program to disk.

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click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry Support Centers Windows XP Other Support Options Contact Microsoft Phone Numbers. Because of changes in Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). and then click Run. and then click Modify. You can use either the Windows Activation Wizard graphical user interface (GUI) or a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) script. online services. For information about how to create a restore point by using System Restore. technologies. Customer Service IN THIS TASK q SUMMARY r For non-technical assistance with product purchases. type regedit.vbs Example Pose a question to other users. corporate sales. right-click OOBETimer. make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. http://support. Support Options and Pricing. 1. training courses. NOTE: Microsoft recommends that you run System Restore to create a new restore point before you complete the following steps. The easier method to use is the Use the Activation Wizard method.microsoft. and more. events. For example. restore. This article was previously published under Q328874 IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. back to the top Use the Activation Wizard If you have only a few volume licensing product keys to change. locate and then click the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents 4.vbs ChangeVLKey2600. 3. In the left pane.com/default. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. and more.en-us.com Guide Home FAQs Downloads Newsgroups Customer Service Contact Us Microsoft Knowledge Base Article . WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. you can use the Activation Wizard. and edit the registry. The Use a Script method is best when you have a number of computers on which you have to change the product key. Newsgroups Use the Activation Wizard Use a Script s s s r ChangeVLKeySP1. In the Open box.Q328874 (1 of 3)21/03/2004 04:47:20 AM . 2. piracy issues. Discussion groups and Forums about specific Microsoft products. you may experience the symptoms that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article when you install SP1: 326904 Error Message: The Product Key Used to Install Windows Is Invalid There are two methods that you can use to change the product key with volume licensing media after installation. Click Start. Use this method when you only have a few computers on which to change the product key. Before you modify the registry.328874 . Page Options Send Print SUMMARY This article describes how to change the Windows XP product key in a Volume Licensing installation. Change at least one digit of this value to deactivate Windows.HOW TO: Change the Volume Licensing Product Key on a Windows XP SP1-Based Computer All Products | Support | Search | Microsoft. Online Help. Windows XP-based computers that use a leaked product key that is known to be available to the general public may not be able to install SP1 or automatically obtain updates from the Windows Update Web site. In the right pane.328874 HOW TO: Change the Volume Licensing Product Key on a Windows XP SP1Based Computer View products that this article applies to. and then click OK. subscriptions. 5. and services. see the "To Create a Restore Point" help topic in Help and Support.aspx?scid=kb. For information about how to back up. you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.

Q328874 (2 of 3)21/03/2004 04:47:20 AM . Install SP1 for Windows XP. If you cannot restart Windows after you install SP1. press F8 when you restart the computer.en-us. They call the SetProductKey method with the new volume licensing product key. These scripts perform the following functions: q q q They remove the hyphen characters (-) from the five-part alphanumeric product key. You can create a batch file or a cmd file that uses either of the following sample scripts. in its five-part alphanumeric form. Click Start.ChangeVLKey.vbs ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PRSTU-WYQZX" Wscript. Type the new product key in the New key boxes.echo "Correct usage: Cscript ChangeVLKey. select Last Known Good Configuration. back to the top ChangeVLKeySP1.Clear end if Next back to the top http://support.Echo Err.Item(0) VOL_PROD_KEY = Replace(VOL_PROD_KEY. Click Change Product key. %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe. 12.vbs ' ' WMI Script .vbs script on Windows XP-based computers that are not running SP1 and that you use the ChangeVLKeySP1. and then click Next.HOW TO: Change the Volume Licensing Product Key on a Windows XP SP1-Based Computer 6. together with the new product key as an argument. and then click Update. type the following command.Number) Err.vbs script on Windows XP-based computers that are running SP1. Click OK. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to verify that Windows is activated.arguments.vbs script and the sample ChangeVLKeySP1 script that are described in this section use the new volume licensing key that you want to enter.arguments. and then repeat this procedure. and then click Run. You receive the following message: Windows is already activated.SetProductKey (VOL_PROD_KEY) if err <> 0 then WScript. and either deploy it as part of a startup script or run it from the command line to change the product key on a single computer. 11. "0x" & Hex(Err.aspx?scid=kb. I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows.Description."-". The sample ChangeVLKey2600. If you are returned to the previous window. They create an instance of the win32_WindowsProductActivation class."") 'remove hyphens if any for each Obj in GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}").InstancesOf ("win32_WindowsProductActivation") result = Obj. Click Yes. back to the top Use a Script You can create a WMI script that changes the volume licensing product key.microsoft. 7. and then click OK. 13.328874 .quit end if Dim VOL_PROD_KEY VOL_PROD_KEY = Wscript. 10. Click OK to exit.count<1 then Wscript. click Remind me later. and then deploy this script in a startup script. In the Open box.exe /a 8. Microsoft recommends that you use the ChangeVLKey2600.com/default.echo "Script can't run without VolumeProductKey argument" Wscript. as a single argument. and then restart the computer.vbs ' ' This script changes the product key on the computer ' '*************************************************************************** ON ERROR RESUME NEXT if Wscript. 9.

vbs ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PRSTU-WYQZX" Wscript. type the following command.echo "Correct usage: Cscript ChangeVLKey. Click Start.aspx?scid=kb. Terms of use Security & Privacy Accessibility http://support. 2.vbs ' ' This script changes the product key on the computer ' '*************************************************************************** ON ERROR RESUME NEXT if Wscript.arguments.HOW TO: Change the Volume Licensing Product Key on a Windows XP SP1-Based Computer ChangeVLKey2600.Shell") WshShell. and then click OK: c:\changevlkeysp1. "0x" & Hex(Err.Q328874 (3 of 3)21/03/2004 04:47:20 AM .Number) Err.quit end if Dim VOL_PROD_KEY VOL_PROD_KEY = Wscript.CreateObject("WScript. In the Open box.Description."-".microsoft.vbs script from a command line: 1.vbs ' ' WMI Script .Echo Err.328874 .2) Keywords: kbenv kbhowto KB328874 Contact Us © 2004 Microsoft Corporation.com/default.arguments.SetProductKey (VOL_PROD_KEY) if err <> 0 then WScript.RegDelete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WPAEvents\OOBETimer" 'delete OOBETimer registry value for each Obj in GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}"). All rights reserved. where AB123-123AB-AB123-123AB-AB123 is the new product key that you want to use.echo "Script can't run without VolumeProductKey argument" Wscript."") 'remove hyphens if any Dim WshShell Set WshShell = WScript.Clear end if Next back to the top Example The following example describes how to use the ChangeVLKeySP1. and then click Run.vbs ab123-123ab-ab123-123ab-ab123 back to the top The information in this article applies to: q Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1 Last Reviewed: 11/4/2003 (1.en-us.Item(0) VOL_PROD_KEY = Replace(VOL_PROD_KEY.InstancesOf ("win32_WindowsProductActivation") result = Obj.count<1 then Wscript.ChangeVLKey.

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Assume that you are running a healthy WinNT/2000/XP system. This article presents a similar technique for a Windows NT/2000/XP system which fails to boot up into the Windows environment. or the essential files in the root directory is missing or damaged.A better boot diskette for WinNT/2000/XP [ Back to Table of Contents ] [ << ] [ >> ] [ Feedback ] XXCOPY TECHNICAL BULLETIN #33 From: Kan Yabumoto tech@xxcopy. http://www. the boot sector and/or a few key files in the root directory. It allows you to start up the Windows NT/2000/XP system with a minimum hassle in case of bootup trouble. the capability of dual-boot is sometimes lost. the cause of the problem is typically in the MBR. XXTB #32 shows a technique to create a quick boot disk which is convenient to start up a Win9x/ME system when it fails to enter the Windows environment because any of the master boot record (MBR). But it requires an in-depth understanding of the operating system environment. it is just too slow.htm (1 of 7)21/03/2004 04:53:33 AM . the boot sector. It is not for everybody.com/xxcopy33.xxcopy.com To: XXCOPY user Subject: A better boot diskette for WinNT/2000/XP Date: 2003-03-05 (revised) ==================================================================== Introduction: The previous article. The standard procedure for such an occasion is to use the Emergency Repair Disk (ERD). Again. Enter the Quick Boot Diskette: Here's a simple procedure to create a Quick Boot diskette for WinNT/2000/XP. Besides. When you install a Win9x/ME system on a Windows NT/2000/XP system.

COM.com/xxcopy33.SYS A:\ /H That is it!!! If you are not familiar with XXCOPY16. > cmd). Open a DOS Box (Start > Run. 3. use the standard ATTRIB and COPY command to copy the hidden files.COM A:\ /H XXCOPY16 C:\BOOT. it is available in the XXCOPY Freeware package.xxcopy.SYS C:\MSDOS.xxcopy. NTDETECT.INI) are all essential. 11.DAT A:\CMDCONS\ A:\CMDCONS\ /H /H If you use a SCSI disk.COM C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT. 10. XXCOPY16 C:\NTBOOTDD.SYS C:\AUTOEXEC. XXCOPY16 XXCOPY16 XXCOPY16 XXCOPY16 XXCOPY16 C:\BOOTSECT. add the following two files. FORMAT A: XXCOPY16 C:\NTLDR A:\ /H XXCOPY16 C:\NTDETECT. you also need the SCSI driver 13.. Optionally. and BOOT.INI A:\ Note: if you don't have XXCOPY16..A better boot diskette for WinNT/2000/XP Here's how to create the "Windows Quick Boot" diskette: 1. 7. The three files listed above (NTLDR. XXCOPY16 12. 9. you may copy the following files if they are present in the root directory (needed only when you need to boot into Win9x/ME as a dual-boot system) 6. 4. XXCOPY16 C:\CMDCONS\NTDETECT. The diskette is a bootable diskette which does not rely on any file in the root directory of the C: drive. 5. 8. 2.com. XXCOPY16 is a 16-bit version of the XXCOPY freeware utility that is available at http://www.htm (2 of 7)21/03/2004 04:53:33 AM . --------------------------------------------------------------Caution: The FORMAT command in the Windows NT/2000/XP looks deceptively similar to the one which comes http://www.BAT A:\ A:\ A:\ A:\ A:\ /H /H /H /H /H If you have a Recovery Console entry in the menu.DOS C:\IO.SYS C:\CONFIG.

you must initialize the diskette using the FORMAT command run in the NT/2000/XP environment as described above (don't have the absense of the /S switch in the FORMAT command fool you).DOS and \CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.xxcopy.INI file which you can edit by NotePad.com/xxcopy33. --------------------------------------------------------------- Customization: The initial bootup menu reflects the contents of the BOOT.A better boot diskette for WinNT/2000/XP with a DOS/Win9x/ME system.ini file Parameters for the boot.SYS file whereas that of a WinNT/2000/XP diskette is tied to the NTLDR file.DAT are specific to the particlar hard disk's drive dimension and cannot be shared with other drive. the boot sectors of the two types of diskette are different each other. If you use a pre-formatted diskette. This dependency makes the WinXP Quick Boot Diskette specific to the drive.ini file will show you how to edit the file in order to customize the boot up procedure which is different from the disk-based bootup configuration.htm (3 of 7)21/03/2004 04:53:33 AM . The following pages in Microsoft's web sites explains technical details of BOOT. You must not skip the FORMAT step in this procedure. you may use one Win9X Quick Boot Diskette on multiple machines as long as the BOOT. http://www. Contents of the boot. The boot code of a DOS/Win9x/ME diskette loads and executes the IO. --------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------Note: The BOOTSECT.INI. But. If you have nearly identical disk drives on a different machine.INI configurations are made sharable.

the first file loaded will be NTLDR which is not version-specific. Therefore. The next file looked at is C:\MSDOS. In the DOS family. About the Recovery Console: The bare DOS environment is often useful in accessing files in partitions formatted in FAT. So. files in an NTFS partition cannot be accessed from DOS. you will find many parallels in the DOS family (DOS/Win9x/ME) boot procedure and the NT family (WinNT/2000/XP) boot procedure. It is strongly advised that you should go through the Recovery Console at least once while your WinNT/2000/XP system is in good health. On the other hand.htm (4 of 7)21/03/2004 04:53:33 AM . Win2000's NTLDR is good for NT4 but NT4's NTLDR cannot load Win2000. once the boot up partition is selected the corresponding boot sector (the first sector of the partition) supplies a specific boot code which is either for the DOS family (DOS/Win9x/ME) or the NT family. this scheme does not work with XP. you cannot choose Windows versions --. make sure that you use the NTLDR module which came from the newer version. when a particular IO.SYS is loaded.SYS is loaded. XXTB #32. fixing the MBR and the boot sector needs the Recovery Console. or even for Linux. That is. When you have problem in an NTFS volume. On the other hand. That is. Even if you have a FAT-based system disk for an NT/2000/XP system. On the other hand. Win9x. Unfortunately.this is why it is difficult to have multiple-versions of DOS family OS to be loaded. you may select which version within the NT family to load (WinNT4 or Win2000). The MBR is universal whether it is for DOS.xxcopy. the standard method to repair the disk is to load the Recovery Console. the first file loaded will be C:\IO. After all. in the NT family.SYS which is Windows-version specific. once the IO. the Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) is useful only when you establish the Recovery Console (or the Emergency Repair Session). But if you mix NT versions.SYS which supplies the location of the Windows system directory. There are three ways to enter the Recovery Console: http://www. WinNT. it accepts only the proper version of Windows and fails to boot up with any other version.A better boot diskette for WinNT/2000/XP The version differentiation: If you have studied my previous article.com/xxcopy33.

it lets you configure a DOS environment with CD access so that you can launch the WINNT.INI. Use the original install CD-ROM and run /I386/WINNT. This is the quickest method of all.xxcopy.com/xxcopy33.EXE (from Windows). http://www. (We have tested this technique only with Win2000 --. entering the Recovery Console uses the same setup procedure which is also used for a fresh WinNT/2000/XP install. you can use the Quick Boot Diskette to load the files in the C:\CMDCONS directory.the difference is where these files are loaded from. As one of the boot options in the menu which are shown from entries in BOOT. if you have a Win9x Emergency Disk.INI file with an appropriate entry for the Recovery Console option. all of the three alternatives use exactly the same set of files --. If the Install CD is a bootable CD and your BIOS supports booting from the CD. In the third case. Basically. 3. run the following console command from the Install CD (assume it is accessed at D:) D:\I386\WINNT32. simplest to operate. 1.EXE /cmdcons This will create the C:\CMDCONS (hidden) directory and saves all the files which are neccessary for the Recovery Console. This method is painfully slow. Here's how to set up the C:\CMDCONS files.EXE. you can simply select the Recovery Console option at the boot up time. It also modifies the BOOT.EXE or WINNT32. or /I386/WINNT32. Use the set of Setup Diskettes (4 floppies).EXE (from DOS). today. Note.) We recommend the 3rd option as the most convenient method. But. Use the files in the C:\CMDCONS (hidden) directory which can be set up on your hard disk (while you have a healthy Win2000).htm (5 of 7)21/03/2004 04:53:33 AM .but not with NT4. Even in rare instances where your system fails to go far enough to show you the boot menu. Inside Windows 2000. this is faster. Be assured that you will be given a menu to enter the Recovery Console instead of re-installing the whole OS from scratch. Even if your system cannot boot from the CD. 2. it consumes about 7 MB of disk space which is not much.A better boot diskette for WinNT/2000/XP 1.

The line should look like the following: C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT. Edit the BOOT. Inc.DAT="MS Win2000 Recovery Console" / cmdcons Note: In the above discussion. Let me know if you encounter problems with the techniques described in this article. [ XXCOPY Home ] [ Table of Contents ] [ << ] [ >> ] [ Feedback ] [ DATMAN Home ] http://www. are there). The following Microsoft article may be a good starting point: "Description of the Windows 2000 Recovery Console". CHDIR. COPY. Kan Yabumoto © Copyright 2003 Pixelab. Once you are in the Recovery Console. you still need to run the Emergency Repair Disk which is outside the scope of this article. The long filename is also supported.A better boot diskette for WinNT/2000/XP 2. You can even invoke a batch file (using a different syntax).xxcopy.htm (6 of 7)21/03/2004 04:53:33 AM . the system volume was assumed to be C:\ which can be another drive letter. Troubleshooting: If your system cannot boot up using the Quick Boot Diskette made by this technique.INI file on your hard disk. it is like the DOS world (many familiar commands such as DIR.INI file in your Quick Boot Diskette by looking at the newly modified C:\BOOT. MKDIR. All rights reserved.com/xxcopy33.

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Disclaimer: These registry edits and script files are presented "as is".Troubleshooting Windows XP. but they do make changes to the System Registry.com/xp_tweaks. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit. Repairs the Icon View 5. Background Switcher PowerToy Add ControlUserPasswords2 To Control Panel Add Folder to Start Menu .htm (1 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM . Every effort has been made to ensure the files work as stated. Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All 12. Restore Missing Toolbars EXE or VBS Disable CD AutoRun for Home or Pro 6. EXE Fix for Windows XP http://www. To use the VBS Files: Download . Enable CD AutoPlay for Pro 11. Ports Lock 9. Increase Folder View Size Limit to 8000 4. Double click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done. Increase Balloon Tip Display Time 8. Disable the Windows Logo Keys 10.kellys-korner-xp. Add XP TweakUI Icon to the Control Panel 2. Registry Edits for Windows XP "Tweaks and Tips" 1. I assume no responsibility for your use of these files. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP View by Category by choosing one the groups below or scroll down to View by List To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. These scripts are not malicious. Restore System Default Sounds 7.Replace MP or MM Set Numlock State On or Off at Startup Enable/Disable Administrator on Welcome Screen Fix the Ding. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script.vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled.Wav File Change Registered Owner and Organization Remove Internet Explorer Branding Restore OE to the E-mail List in Internet Options Disable Media Player Update Message Disable Media Players Play List Link File Fix for Windows XP 3.

Disable "No Computers Near Me" 14. Prompt for Password on Resume Undo Clear Search History under Search Open With Notepad for Files with No Extension Disable Internet Search for File Extensions Remove Set Program Access & Defaults Undo 26. Add Google as Primary Search 19.Hardware Tab 21. Add Outlook Express as Default Client 20. Run Startup Programs from the CMD Allow or Disable CD Burn Options Prompt 24. Hide Users on Welcome Screen Unhide 23.com/xp_tweaks. Secure Desktop . Add Move To and Send To to the Right Click 25. Restore AutoPlay Icon 18. Remove Common Tasks from the Desktop Restore IE AutoComplete Password Prompt Remove/Disable CD Burning Capability Disable Search Assistant . Restore IE Desktop Shortcut Icon Functions Add Recent Documents to the Classic Menu Restore Thumbnail Views in XP Search Opens When Double Clicking A Folder Correct the Sort Order in Windows XP Disable the File Menu in Windows Explorer Add Empty Recycle Bin to the Right Click Disable the Security Tab .Troubleshooting Windows XP. Disable System Beeps 22.Enable or Disable 17. Uninstall/Reinstall NetMeeting 15. Active Desktop .htm (2 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM .Undo 16. Add Command Line to the Right Click 27.Undo http://www. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 13.kellys-korner-xp.

Boot Performance 32.htm (3 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM . Do Not Request Alternate Creditials Super Fast Switcher PowerToy (Winkey + Q) Drive Rescue . Windows XP Startup .Troubleshooting Windows XP.Verifies Activation Components 36. Remove Toolbars from Taskbar Right Remove Users Folder From the Start Click Menu 34. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 28. KeepRas Connection (FUS) Exe or Reg Change Associations from the Run Command Disable Changes Made to the Start Menu .com/xp_tweaks. Set Auto Disconnect Back to Default 39. Enhance CMD Quick Edit Options 41.Reinstalling Internet Disable Getting Started Welcome Screen . Recover and Restore Deleted Files 37. Windows XP Doesn't Save User Settings 31. Hide the Common Dialog Places Bar 43. Hide the Display List of Recent Files Clear Recent File Lists Remove CD Burning Features . AutoRuns .Undo Remove the Search Button 33. exe) 42.Logon Explorer 30. Control Panel Icons are Missing Windows Update Restriction Error (Network) 29.Undo Hide the Common Dialog Back Button http://www.Undelete and Data Recovery Tool Enable Clear Type also on the Welcome Screen AutoComplete Mode Enabled or Disabled Remove Added Links from the Tool Menu Delete an Undeletable File in Windows XP XP Info .All Programs Running Boot/Login 40. Run Command . Clear Form Fields in AutoComplete 38.kellys-korner-xp. Disable the Indexing Service (cisvc. Restore Fast User Switching 35.

Troubleshooting Windows XP.kellys-korner-xp. Recovery Console Fix for XP SP1 59.htm (4 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM . Enable or Tab Missing 52.msc) 55.Disable Task Manager Add a Website Link to the Start Menu 51. Clear History of Typed URL's Regedit . Remove Files Stored on this Computer Undo 57. Disable Messenger in Outlook Express Save Settings on Exit . Add Copy To/Move To (Right Click) Restore the Welcome Screen . Disable Windows Installer Rollback 49.Save to Favorites 48. Content Advisor On (Place in Startup Content Advisor Off (Place in Startup Folder) Folder) 47. Restore Admin Tools (. ScreenSaver Disable .com/xp_tweaks. Restore winhlp32.Don't Save Settings Increase Internet Explorer Downloads to 10 Enable or Disable Right Click Context Menu Restore the Run Command Restore User Default Pictures Remove "For Testing Purposes Only" Desktop http://www. Regedit .exe for XP or XPSP1 58.Andrej Budja 53. Restore Recent Documents.Undo 46. Shutdown.Gina. Old Style Search Engine On or Off 50. Remove Past Items From Notification Hide or Show Inactive Icons Area Notification Area 54. My Documents 56. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 44.Dll Error .Exe .Clear Last State Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes-Undo Add Toolbar to Outlook Express (OETool) Prevent My Documents and Recent Documents Enable the Task Manager . Add Switch User to the Start Button & RC Remove Access to all Windows Update Features 45.

htm (5 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM . Change Provided By in IE 62.kellys-korner-xp.Undo 64. Search is Missing from the Start Menu Clear Recent Documents 71.Restore WinFile.Start 74. Speed up Moving or Copying Zip Files 72.. Run Scheduled Tasks w/o PW Home . Email Page .. Search Shows Yellow Triangle with ! MS Windows File Extension Identifier http://www. Disable Low Disk Space Message 63. Send Mail 65.Undo 68. Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard . TN Prevent Programs from Stealing Focus Undo Enable Show Status Bar Page Cannot be Found and/or DNS/ Server Error Startup/Shutdown/Logon/Logoff Status Messages 61.com/xp_tweaks. Error 1606 .Troubleshooting Windows XP.Exe SendTo Any Folder and SendTo Clipboard Enable or Disable Personalized Menus Favorites Network Places Missing from the Start Menu 75. AVI Search Remove . Enable/Disable Desktop Icons 73. Reset OE for Send To . Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 60. MSKB. Reuse Same Window Internet Explorer-Undo 70. Home Page Lock for Internet Explorer Home Page Unlock for Internet Explorer 66. Mail To .IE (right click) w/ Clickable Link Correct IE Window Placement (Reg or VBS) Restore/Add Show Desktop to Quick Launch Bar Separate Process for the Desktop and Explorer Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP Search Google Address Bar. Set Menu Delay to 400 69. Enable or Disable Personalized Menus . Access Network Location 67. Q#'s.

Easy Log Off.Txt Zip Files w/o Opening Find File Information (Name. Speedup Browsing (Explorer and IE) Undo 80. Set Default Web Browser in Windows Hide Inactive Icons and More 89. Disable or Restore Picture and Fax Viewer Auto End Tasks to Enable a Proper Shutdown Uninstall NetMeeting Enable or Disable Winkeys Speedup Network Logon/Boot Enable the Welcome Screen 81.com/xp_tweaks. Change File Time Created/Modified/ Accessed 84. Restore Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) Disable Pop-Up Error Messages Upon Boot Change Program File Directory Properties Missing From My Computer Windows Installer Logging or Cleanup Utility 85. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 76. Dial-up Modem or PPPoE is Unavailable Shortcut to Search Check E-Mail from Anywhere 88. Shutdown and Restart 90.kellys-korner-xp. Increase Slide Show Timeout 82.Troubleshooting Windows XP. Taskbar Grouping by # or Least . Set Detail View for all Folders Open/ Restore Compressed Zipped Folders Save As Association 86. Disable "Log on using dial-up connection" 78. Disable or Enable Check Disk Upon Boot 83. Version and Path) Read Reg.Disable or Enable 79. Most Used 87. Power Off or Reboot After Shutdown 77. VBS Edits w/o Opening (also File info) http://www. Common Tasks View . Expand ReadMe.htm (6 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM .

kellys-korner-xp. Lock Default Browser Restore Hide Underlined Letters Keyboard Nav http://www. Remote Task Manager 105. Disable Messenger Service (Pop-up Spam) Customize Folder Shell Extensions Change Online Support Link under IE/ Help Remove Links folder from IE/Favorites Undo Enable Notepad Status Bar with Word Wrap Change the Warning Message in Messenger Add SpellChecker & Button to Internet Explorer 96. MRU and Places Bar Active Registry Monitor Disable "Save As" File History 106. Hide System Desktop Icons 103.Classic or New 99.htm (7 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM . Enable Mouse Snap To Option/ Function 104. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 91.Troubleshooting Windows XP. Prevent IE History Being Removed Disable Show My Pictures Toolbar in IE Undo 102. Disable Remote Dial-Up Connections Hide IE Icon from the Desktop Toolbar Save As . Show Full URL Path links in IE Status Bar 93. Decrease the Size of Taskbar Buttons Increase the Size of Taskbar Buttons Undo . Disable or Enable AutoDial 92. Logon Using a Dial-Up Connection Prompt 94.Undo 98. Enable/Disable LogOff .com/xp_tweaks. Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Screen Create Start Up List or Start Up Log Security Hotfix Checker Tool Check and Open Desktop Paths or MP or MM 101. Restore the Task Bar to Default Settings 100.Disable: Back. Disable Control/Alt/Delete 97. Windows Installer Fix 95.

Change Computer Name 110. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 107. Change Notification Error Wave File 119.BootVis .kellys-korner-xp. Show All Bitmap Views Change Icon Wrap to One Line on the Desktop IE/Windows Update .Performance Trace Visualization Tool Repair 114.Which user account issue 112. Increase Icon Cache 122. Add Message above User Name & Password 111. Mouse/Left Hand Users . Redirect Help and Support to a link of choice 115. Add "Log Folder Contents" to SendTo Menu Restore the Device Manager 108. Enable the Task Manager . Restore Run As . Prevent Spyware from Being Installed 117. Restore Taskbar and Start Menu 118.Save Favorites Quickly FavOrg .Disable . FavesToGo . Change the Sort Order back to PreXP 109.com/xp_tweaks.htm (8 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM . Rename/Remove the Recycle Bin 116. Change the Hard Drive Icon 120.Restore and Save Favorite Icons Empty Temporary Internet Files on Exit Add Dialog Box/Message to Logon and Shutdown Change the Name of the Start Button Show File Information 113.Troubleshooting Windows XP.Change Text or Remove http://www.Welcome Screen Enable Reinstallation of Internet Explorer or OE Read/Find your Product ID Number Show All Hidden Devices in the Device Manager Add Trillian to the Tools Menu and Toolbar in IE Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Change the Folder Icon &/or Opened Folder Icon List My Computer or My Documents First 121.

Right Click System Up Time View Log Events by Code or List or Clear Show Super Hidden File Extensions Undo Restore Desktop and Screensaver Tabs Control the F Lock Key Functionality State/Status Add Clipboard to the Control Panel 131. Disable the Shutdown Command 132.kellys-korner-xp. Min and Max 126. Restore Most Frequently Used Undo 134.Troubleshooting Windows XP. Task Bar Lock .htm (9 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM . Search for All File Types 137. Restore Folder Options Under Tools 130. Disable Windows File Protection 128. Remove "Open With" from Context Menu http://www. Disable Stand-by: Per User or Per System 136. Change and/or Add an HTML Editor 133.com/xp_tweaks. Add Explore CD-Rom to Start Button (R/C) 125. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 123. Add Notepad as a Right Click Item 124. Clear Read-Only Attributes Change My Computer Name to User Name-Undo Disable Searched Word Being Highlighted in Blue Replace AM & PM (Clock) with word of Choice Hide the Clock in the Notification Area Undo Restore Accessibility Options to Default Settings Show IP Address on the Desktop. Show Boot Configuration(s) 127. Add a Folder to My Computer and Desktop Disable Changes to File Associations Undo Add a Folder to the Start Button . plus more.Task Bar Unlock 129. List Page File Location. Hide All Notification Area Icons Undo 135.

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138. New Folder Hotkey - SM, Desktop, Specify 139. Restore Zip Folders to Default in XP 140. Rename Files and Folders En Masse

Google Search from IE's Right-Click Menu Add to or Modify the "New" Menu Listings Show Slide Show of Attached Pictures in OE Add a Custom Splash Screen for User Logon's Allow Wallpaper/Background Changes Disable

141. Help, CHM, HH Checker/Fixer 142. Disable the Script Debugger in IE

143. Enable or Disable the Splash Screen Enable or Disable the Splash Screen for IE for OE 144. Clear Wallpaper Most Frequently Used List 145. Control Panel - Classic or Category View 146. Retrieve the Class Name for a File Extension 147. Add Internet E-mail Message to New Menu 148. Set All Search Options to Active Undo 149. Clear Cache on Reboot 150. Add Open New Window to the Right Click Add (OE) Send E-Mail to the Right Click Clear NetMeeting Call History

Add or Remove Programs Restriction Undo Restore or Place Briefcase to the Desktop Clear Disabled Items from Msconfig Startup Add Taskbar Grouping Options to the Start Menu Clear Last User on W2K Style Boot Screen in XP

151. Rename "Search" on the Start Menu Set "Search" Advanced Options as Default - Undo 152. Rename "Run" on the Start Menu Undo Rename "Help and Support" on Start Menu-Undo

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153. Restore Missing "New" and Text Doc 154. Disable Shut Down Per User 155. Enable/Disable Show Hidden Files/ Folders 156. Disable SSPD and UPNP Services Undo 157. Prevent Automatic Folder and Icon Refresh 158. Change the Recycle Bin Icon - Undo 159. Minimize Any Program to System Tray

Change Size of Desktop Wallpaper to Suit - Undo Remove "All Programs" from Start Menu - Undo Repair Loss of Internet Access/Certain Web Sites

Clear the Run Command MRU List Prevent Delay Opening My Computer/ Explorer Remove Throbber from IE & Explorer Undo Add "Show Related Links" to Internet Explorer

160. Enable Monitor Power-off on Logon Disable or Enable Pin to Start Menu Screen Right Click Restore: On Resume, Display Welcome Screen

161. Hide Start Menu Subfolders - Undo

162. Restore HTML, HTM, URL Thumb Restore XML Thumbnail View View 163. Restore Terminal Services 164. Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality 165. Disable/Enable Start Menu Subfolders 166. Restore/Place Search on the Start Menu 167. Force Classic Start Menu Disable/Enable Caps Lock or the Insert Key Disable or Enable Always Ask Before Opening... Disable/Enable Run Keys Per User or Per System Add Icon Cache Size to Folder Options/ View Remove Send Feedback Menu Option

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168. Clipboard Reader 169. Shutdown Shortcut

Read Host Files in Notepad Enable or Disable Pinned Items on the Start Menu

170. Add Windows Explorer to the Right Expand "System" in the Start Menu/ Control Panel Click 171. Enable or Disable Active Window Tracking 172. Msinfo32 Batch File - To Gain Access 173. Repair the Registry Editor 174. Remove Added IE Toolbar Entries 175. Restore Empty/Full Icons - Recycle Bin 176. Add XP Google Group Search to IE Toolbar 177. Restore the Web Tab - Display Properties 178. Restore the Go Button Office XP Error 1706 - ProPlus.Msi Fix O2K Add System Information to the Right Click Stops the Selective Startup Screen Restore Media Files Restore Right Click .inf/Install

Add MS Knowledge Base to the IE Toolbar Restrict Changes from Being Made in OE - Undo Disable Open in a New Window

179. Shell Icon Changer - Or Set Back to Windows Update Greyed Out - Restore Default 180. Add a Folder Under the Run Command 181. Account SID Association (run w/ cscript) 182. User Account Information (run w/ cscript) 183. View Source - Restore Notepad as Default Add Attributes/InfoTips to Files and Folders

Network Login Profile (run with cscript) Listing Local User Account Information (SID) View Source - Add or Change Editor (Also for 6)

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bmp Default to Paint 193. Restore Run As to the Right Click Undo 187.com/xp_tweaks. Display Simple Folder View . Correct DirectX 9 "Logo Error" 190.Undo Enable or Disable Ctrl/Alt/Delete http://www. Add or Remove .kellys-korner-xp.Start Menu and Fav's 198. Sort All by Alphabet .Undo Remove Shared Documents . Disable Highlight New Programs Undo 195. Remove Desktop Version from Desktop 186.Administrator Error 189. Change CD/RW.Restore Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar Top 10 XP Most Frequently Asked Q & A 197. Remove Hotfixes from Add or Remove 194.Exe (3805) For Build 3810 Remove Icon Shortcut Symbols . Restore Themes Functionality 188. Remove Hotbar 196. Hide Selected/Specific File Extension Paths 191. Disable Thumbnail Cache 185.Restore Show File and Folder Names Using Correct Case Restore Luna Theme . Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 184. Change .htm (13 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM . DVD Name in Explorer 192. Add Open Target Folder to Context Menu Restore Jdbgmgr.Troubleshooting Windows XP.Restore Classic Theme Add Save & Restore Desktop Layout to Menu Correct Windows Media Player 9 "Logo Error" Customize Auto Hide Taskbar Settings Restore Paint Restore the Toolbars From Being Greyed Out Disable Messenger from Outlook Language Bar Remove .

. Force Auto Refresh 205.. Disable Save This Program to Disk Option Hide Recycle Bin on Desktop . Disable Notepad being listed under FUP 203. Allow Folder Names in Uppercase 211. Hotbar .Troubleshooting Windows XP... 213.htm (14 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM .kellys-korner-xp. Disable .Explorer/New Freezes 207.dll 202. Restore marscore.Undo Restore Properties . Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds 212. Disable Update Device Driver Wizard Undo 209.Undo 206. Backup DUN Settings Disable IE HTML Source Editor Check Undo Set Magnify Options Back to Default Restore Right Click Properties Restore Power Schemes/Configurations Disable the Auto Logon Shift Override Feature Remove Hand Icon for Shared Resources .Use the Web Service to find .com/xp_tweaks. Remove "Shortcut to. Enable Folder and Icon Refresh 200.Not from Explorer Change Thumbnail View to 96 or 32 201.My Computer & Documents Remove Add or Remove Restrictions Undo Open Each Folder in New or Same Window Change the Number of Recent Documents to 25 Disable Sticky Keys or Delete Sticky Keys Disable . Restore Display Icon in Control Panel 204. Hide User Name in Start Menu Undo 208. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 199.Net Passport Balloon Pop-up Restore Display Mouse Pointer Trails ." Prefix on Shortcuts 210. Disable or Enable Registry Editing Tools http://www.

Restore Folder Options/Internet Options Remove Overture Search Branding in IE Restore System Information (Msinfo32) 222. Advanced Tab Missing in IE Restore 216.Net Passwords Restore Disk Management Snap-In Extension Change the Logon Screen Saver Automatically Remove the White Space from Add or Remove Restore/Enable Screensaver Tab Settings/ Display Stop My Documents from Opening Upon Boot Open TIF Images within Internet Explorer 226. Restore Address Bar Search .Set own Customized Color Restore Taskbar Grouping 219. Set SnapTo and Mouse Trails as Default 223.htm (15 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM .kellys-korner-xp. Use Small Icons for Start Menu Programs 229. Set IE Search to Default http://www. Restore Open With on the Right Click 221. Show Control Panel on the Start Menu 225. Windows/Buttons Greyed Out Appearance 215.Google Restore Save As Web Page Complete Disable Storage of .Troubleshooting Windows XP. Set IE Text Font to Smaller or Larger 228. Re-Run Missed Tasks Notification .com/xp_tweaks. Set Toolbar Backgrounds back to Default 217. Disable Save As MRU Windows XP Style Changes to Windows Classic Set Folder Default to Open & Use Same Window Remove My Computer from Desktop/ Start Menu Highlight Text Blue . Set Stretch as Default Desktop Undo 218.Remove the Display Icon from the Control Panel Undo 220. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 214. Remove the Taskbar 227. Align Drop Down Menu's to the Right 224.

Restore Group Policy Snap-in Wait is Greyed Out under Screen Saver Tab Set Internet Explorer to Full Screen Undo Change Screen Saver Automatically 231. Disable Local Stylesheets in Internet Close Command Greyed Out in IE and Explorer WE 240. Enable Single Click to Open an Item Enable Drag and Drop AutoPlay Repair Tool Set Splash Screen to None .Remove OEM Enable or Disable Clear Type under Effects 236. Set the "Save Attachments" Default in OE 243. Disable Update Checks for Internet Explorer 237. Restore Help and Support Service 233. Appearance/Effects .Open With Disable Background Notice Balloon in Messenger Taskbar Toolbar Menu is Greyed Out Restore Remove Restriction on Recycle Bin Size Limit http://www. Allow Changes Being Made to Taskbar 244.Troubleshooting Windows XP.htm (16 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM . Show Favorites Expanded 232. Disable File Deleted Confirmation Undo Restore My Music Folder on the Start Menu Restore Choose Program .Restore Smooth Edges 238. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 230.kellys-korner-xp. Lift Screen Saver Restrictions Admin 234. Programs Aren't Minimized in the Taskbar 241. Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools 242. Change Hard Drive Icon in Explorer Alt-Tab Replacement PowerToy Remove Keylogger Reg Files 239. Automatically Resize Image in IE Window 235.com/xp_tweaks.

Disable 257.kellys-korner-xp. Remote Procedure Call Worm A-E . Restore Group Policy Snap-In 256. Restore the Control Panel .Randex.com/xp_tweaks. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 245. Restore Show Desktop Icons Context Menu 248. Remove JRE .TweakUI without SP1 Clear Page File on Exit . Enable or Disable Scroll Programs 249. Online Virus Scanner: Trend Symantec Disable Send To from the Context Menu . Set Default XP Font Back to Tahoma 250. Remove the W32. Download OE Quote Fix 253. Outlook and OE under Programs Specify Exe Files to be Lauched by Winlogon Restore Remote Access Connection Manager Disable or Enable Downloads per User in IE My Documents Folder Opens Upon Boot (for C:\) Effects Options are Greyed Out Appearance 247.Undo Restore My Network Places to the Desktop Restore Hotmail.Sun TreatAs Entry 255.Undo Kaspersky Labs Anti-Virus Software 260.Paint Shop Pro 254. Remove the ">" from OE Forwarded Set the Address Bar to IE/XP Default E-Mail 246.Win XP Security Patch: Buffer Overrun Edit In RPC e 258.Disable PSP Thumbnail Handler . Open New IE Window is Blank .htm (17 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:38 AM . Set IE to Check for Default Browser Enable the Favorites Wizard Restriction 251.Fix System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot http://www.Proxy Server . Lan Settings. List Loaded and Installed Device Drivers TweakUI with XP SP1 .Troubleshooting Windows XP. Remove NetMeeting Call History 252.E Worm 259.

Restore "Turn Off Computer" . Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 261. Remove Network Places .com/xp_tweaks. List of Startup Programs Running at Restrict Desktop Theme Controls Login 262.Undo 273.F Worm 263. Remove W32.CD Rom. Removable Restore Search to the Context Menu Lock Internet Explorer Toolbar Options in Place 267. Lift Restrictions . Enable/Disable My Computer Icon 277. Floppy. Prevent Prompting for Hotfix KB828026 Prevent Manipulations of the Taskbar iLookup Spyware Uninstaller Access Denied .htm (18 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:39 AM .Troubleshooting Windows XP. Regedit and CMD 276.Start Restart the Shell Automatically Menu 268. Restore Missing Tabs to Task Manager 265. Sobig. Restore All Tabs under Internet Options 269.TM.Connect To 271.Folder Options Add Open New Browser Window to IE Toolbar Search for Network Folders and Printers Undo Enable/Disable Taskbar Grouping Restore Show Net Connections . Stuck in Classic View? Undo Now 272.Restore Options Restore RasMan Service to Automatic Hide Start Up Scripts Restrict Changes Made to Connections Undo Notepad with Spell Check and More Prevent Prompting for Hotfix Q811493 Restore Offline Files Tab . Connect To . Disable or Enable Resize Graphic Send To 270. Enable or Disable Thumbnail View http://www.kellys-korner-xp. Outlook Mail Counter on Welcome Screen 274. Default XP Calculator Enlarged 266. Disable Default Save As to My Pictures 264. Repair the Office XP Shortcut Bar/ Buttons 275.

Disable the Floppy Drive . Restore/Replace the Manage CLSID Restore All Display Tabs Default 286.Enable 290.Swen. Clear File Name MRU 280. Restore Defrag.A@mm Removal Tool OETune Sets Individual Sounds To Mail Folders 281.Undo 294.Undo 285.Exe Disable Start Menu Pin To List .Enable 282. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 278.com/xp_tweaks. Prevent Check Disk Upon Boot Undo http://www.htm (19 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:39 AM .Display Disable All Internet Explorer Toolbars 283. Update Rollup 1for XP 293. Restore Cryptographic Service CryptSvc 289. Enable the Appearance Tab .Enable Change/Customize Branding in Outlook Express W32. Restore the "New" Context Menu to Search asks for Office CD Default 287. Hide Inactive Icons . Restore Content Advisor to Default Settings 284.Double Pane or Single Pane Restore My Computer Manage View All Running Processes QHosts Removal Tool Hide or Show Notification Area Icons 291. Restore or Remove Manage Context Menu Add the Outlook 2003 Icon to the Desktop Reveal Hidden Dll Files/Icons .Troubleshooting Windows XP. Restore Download to Directory Setting 288. Start Menu .kellys-korner-xp. Restore/Enable System Restore 279.Indexing Service Add Run in Separate Memory .16 bit Restore System Restore Service Open My Computer .Greyed Out Restore Search . Remove Media Player from Toolbars . Restore Defrag Snap-In 292.

Cardfile Replacement of MS cardfile. List Administrative Tools in Control Microsoft Glossary and Acronyms Panel 300. Doug's Windows XP Security Console Set Txtfile to Default to Notepad Clear Recent Media Player List . Lift MMC/GPEDIT Snap-In Restrictions 297.com/xp_tweaks.Exe Outlook . Disable Monitor Power-off on Logon Screen 308. Restore the Machine Debug Manager Enable or Disable the Outlook Express Toolbar 301. Show Window Contents While Dragging exe . Taskbar Repair Tool Plus! Microsoft Security Bulletin Service Remove Taskbar/ Start Menu from Control Panel Hide System Clock . Clear Run Commands Selectively 309.vbs Files to Open as Default 306.Minimize To System Tray Messenger Service Add NCS Account View/Account Management http://www. Lock XP with Fast User Switching Enabled 302.Troubleshooting Windows XP.Undo Save Attachments OE .Undo 299. Disable the Taskbar Context Menus 298.ico File Associations Require Alphanumeric Windows Password 303. Set . Restore Accessories .Undo 305.Greyed Out Restore Wordpad. Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP 295. Restore Services to Default 311. Hide Share Passwords with Asterisks Disable the Windows XP Tour 304. Decryption of XP Files 307.htm (20 of 21)21/03/2004 04:55:39 AM . Lift Active Desktop Restrictions Suppress Online Media Content via the Media Bar 296. Disable CMD Restore .Start Menu/ All Prog 310.kellys-korner-xp.

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Performance
Services You Can Disable - Updated 10/30/03 Faster DOS Printing - Added 6/21/03 Cleaning the Prefetch Directory - Added 3/2/03 Increasing the Folder Cache - Added 1/6/03 Increasing Graphics Performance - Added 11/27/01 Disabling Balloon Tips - Added 11/9/01 Speeding Up the Display of Start Menu Items - 11/8/01 Increasing System Performance - Added 8/16/01

Networking / Internet
Running Network Diagnostics - Added 3/4/04 Network Access After Norton Anti-Virus Install - Added 12/9/03 Adding TCP/IP Printers - Added 1/7/03 Installing Java Virtual Machine - Updated 12/21/02 Disable Shared Documents - Added 11/23/02 Fix Browsing Delay to Win98/ME Computers - Added 5/4/02 Using the Internet Explorer Classic Search - Added 4/20/02 WINIPCFG for XP - Added 4/1/02 Allowing Network Access with Blank Passwords - Added 3/23/02

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Reinstalling the TCP/IP Protocol - Added 3/2/02 Remembering Outlook / Outlook Express Password - Submitted 1/26/02 Turning Off the Firewall - Added 1/26/02 Installing the NetBEUI Protocol - Added 11/7/01 Setting System Time Over the Internet - Added 11/5/01 Configuring the Firewall - Added 8/16/01 Changing the Internet Explorer Title - Added 8/16/01

Repairing
Fixing Cryptographic Services Error - Added 12/8/03 Fixing Explorer Searching Rather Than Opening Directories - Added 11/30/03 Repair Install - Added 2/9/03 Missing or Corrupt NTOSKRNL - Added 2/9/03 Missing or Corrupt HAL.DLL - Added 2/9/03 Corrupted or Missing \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG - Added 2/9/03 NTLDR or NTDETECT.COM Not Found - Added 2/9/03 ReInstalling WindowsXP - Added 5/21/02

Startup/Shutdown
Configure for Auto-Logon - Added 11/28/03 Not Displaying Logon, Logoff, Startup and Shutdown Status Messages - Added 3/2/03 Bringing Up the Shutdown Dialog Box - Added 1/31/03 Hiding the Last User Logged On - Added 1/4/03 Poweroff at Shutdown - Added 1/4/03 Adding SafeBoot to the Boot Menu - Added 4/23/02 Speeding the Startup of Some CD Burner Programs - Added 4/23/02 No GUI Boot - Added 4/23/02 Getting Rid of Unread Email Messages- Updated 4/20/02 Re-Installing User Login Pictures - Added 4/5/02 Decreasing Boot Time - Added 3/4/02 Hide/Unhide Logon Names - Added 3/3/02 Original NT Style Logon Screen - Updated 1/19/02 Creating a Shutdown/Reboot Icon - Added 11/11/01

Desktop / Toolbar / Explorer
Not Viewing Zip Files as Folders - Added 3/4/04 Restoring Desktop Icon to the Quicklaunch Bar - Added 12/26/03

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Numlock.Added 3/4/04 DOS Tips in XP .Added 4/11/02 No To All When Overwriting Files .Added 11/12/02 Removing Thumbs. Scroll Lock .Added 5/5/02 Formatting a Partition Greater than 32 GIG with FAT32 .onecomputerguy.Added 6/21/03 Accessing Non-Listed Display Configurations .Added 12/21/02 Disable Explorer Thumbnail View .htm (3 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM .Updated 7/24/02 Restoring Access to CD ROMs .Added 3/2/03 Stop Password Expiration .Added 8/16/01 Misc Setting Capslock.Submitted 11/23/02 Printing a Directory .db Files .Added 9/4/01 Displaying the QuickLaunch Toolbar .Added 12/4/02 Adding Environment Variables .Added 9/10/02 Clearing the Page File on Shutdown .Submitted 11/26/02 Spell Check Not Working With Outlook Express and Office97 .Added 11/12/02 Enable / Disable the Task Manager .Added 11/5/01 Opening an Explorer Window to the Directory You Want .Added 12/4/02 Disable Passport Pop-Up .Added 11/26/02 Show Hidden Devices .Added 4/1/02 Opening a Command Prompt to a Particular Directory from Explorer .Added 9/11/02 Hiding the Windows Version on the Desktop .Submitted 11/23/02 Prevent the Remote Desktop Sharing (RDS) icon from appearing in the notification tray .Added 4/5/02 http://www.Added 9/10/02 Controlling the Desktop Cleanup Wizard .WindowsXP Tips Remembering Folder Settings .Added 7/24/02 Using the Classic Search in Explorer .Submitted 3/4/04 Stopping the Messenger Service .Added 4/11/02 Search Companion Error .Added 2/3/02 Changing the Default Search Settings .Added 10/17/02 Using Media Player 6.Updated 12/21/02 Preventing Applications from Stealing the Focus .Added 4/27/02 Logging in as Administrator .Added 5/10/02 Dell Computer Not Keeping Correct Time .Added 5/22/02 Setting the Dir Command to Display Filenames on the Left .Added 11/23/02 Disable the Remote Desktop Sharing (RDS) icon's menu .Added 4/11/02 Correcting Fast User Switching Error .com/windowsxp_tips.Added 3/18/02 Selecting What Details to Display in the Explorer .Added 12/4/02 Saving Desktop Settings .4 .Added 8/16/01 Displaying and Configuring the Classic Start Menu .

Added 1/26/02 Turning Off the Guest Account .Added 3/30/02 Turn off the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the Default Image Viewer .Added 8/16/01 Enabling NumLock on by Default .Added 8/20/01 Locking the Workstation .Added 2/25/02 Rollback a Device Driver .Added 3/8/02 Set the Online Registration as Being Completed .com/windowsxp_tips.onecomputerguy.Submitted 2/3/02 Grouping Similar Taskbar Buttons .Added 8/19/01 Removing the MSN Messenger .Updated 3/29/02 Changing the Default DOS Window Properties .Added 3/14/02 Changing the Login Screen Saver .Added 1/10/02 Faster Task Switching .Added 11/27/01 Creating an Automated Install of WindowsXP .Added 3/4/02 Re-Enabling System Restore .Added 4/1/02 Changing Drive Letters .Added 11/12/01 Command Line Help Reference .Added 8/16/01 Adding / Removing Additional Programs .Added 8/19/01 Changing the Picture Displayed for a User .Added 8/16/01 Increasing File System Caching .Added 8/16/01 Changing Visual Effects .Added 12/5/01 Adding a Title for the Command Prompt Title Bar .Added 3/8/02 Running NetMeeting .Added 8/16/01 Changing Programs That Start Automatically .Added 1/6/02 WindowsXP Command Line Utilities .Added 11/11/01 Using the System File Checker .Added 8/16/01 Changing System Restore Settings .WindowsXP Tips Installing the Backup Program on the Home Version .Added 1/22/02 Turning Off the Built-In CD Burner .Added 8/16/01 Automatically Ending Non-Responsive Tasks .Added 3/22/02 Changing the Registered Owner .Added 3/18/02 Creating a Boot Floppy .Added 1/15/02 Hiding System Tray Icons .Added 8/16/01 http://www.Added 11/5/01 Disabling Hibernation .Added 11/11/01 Creating a Password Recovery Disk .Added 8/16/01 Common Command Console Utilities .htm (4 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM .Added 2/5/02 Disabling Error Reporting .Added 3/20/02 Adding Time Servers .Added 2/18/02 Closing Multiple Taskbar Items .Added 3/3/02 Renaming the Start Button .

Numlock. 2.onecomputerguy. Log off and back on again Running Network Diagnostics Added 3/4/04 Network Diagnostics scans your system to gather information about your hardware.All Keys off 1 . Scroll Lock Added 3/4/04 If you want to set the startup state for any or all of these keys.Caps Lock and Scroll Lock on 6 .Caps Lock on 2 .Num Lock and Scroll Lock on 7 . you just need to edit the registry. Start / Run / NETSH DIAG GUI http://www. 4.htm (5 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM .Num Lock on 4 .Caps Lock and Num Lock on 5 . Start Regedit Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Keyboard Open InitialKeyboardIndicators Change the value to one of the following numbers 0 .Scroll Lock on For multiple keys. software. 1. and Scroll Lock on 5. and network connections.Caps Lock. Num Lock. add their values: 3 .com/windowsxp_tips.dll Setting Capslock. just run: regsvr32 /u zipfldr. 3.WindowsXP Tips Not Viewing Zip Files as Folders Added 3/4/04 If you want to turn of WindowsXP showing Zip files as folders.

use: C:\> md this\is\a\test Creating a folder with a long name requires the double-quote at the beginning: C:\> md "this is a test Bonus tip: Windows XP supports the forward slash "/" as a folder divider.com/windowsxp_tips.htm (6 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . Unix/Linux users: don't let http://www..onecomputerguy. it just smells funny) Some command-line folder creation examples: To create multiple folders at once.. add them directly to the "md" command: C:\> md this is a test To create a folder several folders deep.WindowsXP Tips The following is the type of information that can be displayed: q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q Ping Connect Show Verbose Save to Desktop Mail Service News Service Internet Proxy Server Computer Information Operating System Windows Version Modems Network Clients Network Adapters Domain Name System (DNS) Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Default Gateways Internet Protocol Address Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) DOS Tips in XP Submitted 3/4/04 Windows XP cmd tip (DOS isn’t dead.

Use a Unix-style CD command to change your present working directory: C:\> cd Windows/system32/drivers/etc Submitted by Bob and Tina Restoring Desktop Icon to the Quicklaunch Bar Added 12/26/03 If you mistakenly deleted the icon for the Desktop on the Quicklaunch toolbar Go to C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch (where user_name is replaced by your login name) Create a Text file called ShowDesktop.3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop Network Access After Norton Anti-Virus Install Added 12/9/03 Sometimes you can't access a WinXP computer after installing Norton Anti-Virus.htm (7 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . There might be a variety of errors at the other computer depending on the operating system. Reboot the computer http://www. Start Regedit 2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver \parameters 3.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips. 1.WindowsXP Tips the DOS environment get you down. Edit the IRPStackSize 4. in the Event Viewer / System log.exe.SCF with the following contents: [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer. Give it a value of 15 5. there will be the following error: The server's configuration parameter "irpstacksize" is too small for the server to use a local device. On the XP computer.

dll regsvr32 gpkcsp.note.dll regsvr32 initpki. Edit the default value to be explorer or none Download reg file Configure for Auto-Logon http://www. run the following from Start / Run .dll regsvr32 slbcsp.htm (8 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . To correct this: 1.dll Fixing Explorer Searching Rather Than Opening Directories Added 11/30/03 Sometimes after adding the right click with the Explorer. the default setting for opening a folder is changed.WindowsXP Tips Fixing Cryptographic Services Error Added 12/8/03 If you get an error about the Cryptographic services when trying to apply the Security Updates or Service Pack 1.onecomputerguy.dll regsvr32 wintrust. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Directory \ shell 3. Start Regedit 2.dll regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll regsvr32 sccbase.com/windowsxp_tips. you might want to just cut and paste the text.dll regsvr32 rsaenh.dll regsvr32 dssenh. net stop cryptsvc ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 oldcatroot2 net start cryptsvc regsvr32 softpub.

Application Management .no quotes 2. If you are not on a domain.Indexes contents and properties of files on local and remote computers. without requiring them to log off.Manages IP security policy and starts the ISAKMP/Oakley (IKE) and the IP security driver.Allows applications to send error reports to Microsoft in the event of an application fault. If you are not on a domain.You don't need this if you have other software to create CDs.WindowsXP Tips Added 11/28/03 If you are the only person using the computer and what to have it automatically log you on. Uncheck User must enter a user name and password to use this computer Services You Can Disable Updated 10/30/03 There are quite a few services you can disable from starting automatically.Sends alert messages to specified users that are connected to the server computer.htm (9 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM .Provides security to remote procedure call (RPC) programs that use transports other than named pipes. you don't need this running Network DDE .Windows XP allows users to switch quickly between accounts. Background Intelligent Transfer Service . 1. Net Logon . Indexing Service . Error Reporting Service .com/windowsxp_tips.Supports pass-through authentication of account logon events for computers in a domain. Clipbook . Start / Run / "control userpasswords2" . IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service . Some possibilities are: q q q q q q q q q q q q q q Alerter .Provides network transport and security for Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) for programs running on the same computer or on different computers. provides rapid access to files through flexible querying language.Allows the XP Built-in Help and Support Center to run. http://www.Transmits net send and Alerter service messages between clients and servers. Messenger .Allows software to tap directly into the Add/Remove Programs feature via the Windows Installer technology. Help and Support . They are only suggestions so I suggestion you read the description of each one when you run Services and that you turn them off one at a time. This would be to speed up your boot time and free resources. This is how a lot of pop-up windows start appearing on your desktop. you likely don't need this running. IP SEC .The Background Intelligent Transfer service is used by programs (such as Windows AutoUpdate) to download files by using spare bandwidth.onecomputerguy. Fast User Switching .ClipBook permits you to cut and paste text and graphics over the network. NT LM Security Support Provider .

Secondary Login . SSDP Discovery Service . Portable Media Serial Number .Manages synchronous and asynchronous file transfers between clients and servers on the network. then you don't need this service. Telnet . Stopping the Messenger Service Added 6/21/03 To remove the ability for anyone in the world to pop up messages on your computer. If you don't need to monitor your performance logs.Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer.Manages an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connected to the computer.onecomputerguy.Enables discovery of UPnP devices on your home network.com/windowsxp_tips. Remote Desktop Help Session Manager .WindowsXP Tips q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q Performance Logs and Alerts . Routing & Remote Access .Collects performance data from local or remote computers based on preconfigured schedule parameters. Remote Registry .Provides support to host Universal Plug and Play devices Upload Manager .11 adapters WMI Performance Adapter . If you are not using Remote Desktop you don't need this service. and modify non-local files across the Internet. Wireless Zero Configuration .Provides automatic configuration for the 802. Volume Shadow Copy Service .Manages access to smart cards read by this computer.Enables a remote user to log on to this computer and run programs.Enables starting processes under alternate credentials.Retrieves the serial number of any portable music player connected to your computer QOS RSVP .Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments. Smart Card Helper . you can disable the Messenger service.Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes. and supports various TCP/IP Telnet clients. TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper .htm (10 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM .Provides network signaling and local traffic control setup functionality for QoSaware programs and control applets. Smart Card . access. Universal Plug and Play Device Host .Enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution.Manages and controls Remote Assistance. This should not be needed in today's network environment.Enables Windows-based programs to create. http://www.Enables support for legacy non-plug and play smart-card readers used by this computer.Provides performance library information from WMI HiPerf providers. Uninterruptible Power Supply Service . Allows dial-in access. Web Client . This is what allows you to run an application as another user. then writes the data to a log or triggers an alert.

Go Start | Run | Regedit Click Hkey_Local_Machine Click on System Click CurrentControlSet Click Control Go to the bottom of this part of the list and click WOW Click LPT timeout and change it to a 3 Submitted by Steve Cohen Cleaning the Prefetch Directory Added 3/2/03 WindowsXP has a new feature called Prefetch. 4.onecomputerguy. 6. 2. Delete them http://www.com/windowsxp_tips. 7. Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel Click Performance and Maintenance Click Administrative Tools Double click Services Scroll down and highlight "Messenger" Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties Click the STOP button Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar Click OK Submitted by Thomas Bitner Olson Faster DOS Printing Submitted 6/21/03 If you are experiencing slow printing for DOS programs with Windows2000 1. Star / Run / Prefetch 2. 5. Press Ctrl-A to highlight all the shorcuts 3. 3. 7. This keeps a shortcut to recently used programs. To clean this periodically go to: 1. 2.htm (11 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM .WindowsXP Tips 1. 5. However it can fill up with old and obsolete programs. 8. 3. 4. 6.

In the Display Properties dialog box. and refresh rate that you want and click OK. Click the Adapter tab. Repair Install Added 2/9/03 If XP is corrupted to the point where none of the previous solutions get it to boot. Click the Advanced button. 4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies \system 3. click the Settings tab. Startup and Shutdown Status Messages Added 3/2/30 To turn these off: 1. 5. Select the resolution. create a DWORD value named DisableStatusMessages 4. Click the List all modes button. Give it a value of 1 Download a reg file Accessing Non-Listed Display Configurations Added 3/2/03 If you want to access display configurations not normally listed (e. Logoff.htm (12 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . you can do a Repair Install that might work as well as keep the current settings. press the R key This will start the repair Eventually you will be prompted for your XP key http://www. 3. color depth. 3. 1.g. 5. Make sure you have your valid WindowsXP key Insert and boot from your WindowsXP CD At the second R=Repair option. 2. If it is not already there. 256 colors) 1. 4.WindowsXP Tips Not Displaying Logon. 2.com/windowsxp_tips. Start Regedit 2.onecomputerguy.

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Run the Group Policy Editor (gpedit. 7. the option to start it again does not show in the System Properties. 3. Make sure it has a value of 0 5. Mine went from approximately 39 to 30 seconds.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips. 10. 12.htm (38 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . 5. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList 3. 9. Note how much the time has decreased 10. 11. Start Regedit 2. Add a DWORD with the name of the user account you want to hide 4. If there is an existing account. 8. 2. Hide/Unhide Logon Names Added 3/3/02 If you want to hide or unhide the names of users that are displayed on the initial logon screen: 1. 4. You can re-enable it again by: 1. there should be a tab for System Restore and you can configure how much space will be used.msc) Go to Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / System / System Restore Set Turn off System Restore and Turn off Configuration to Disable Right click on My Computer Select Manage Go to Services and Applications / Services Scroll down to System Restore Service Set it for Automatic Click on the Start button to start the service Close down this window Go back to the Group Policy Editor and configure both to Not configured Now when you right click on My Computer.WindowsXP Tips 9. 6. you can unhide it by giving it a value of 1 http://www. Re-Enabling System Restore Added 3/3/02 If you previously disabled system restore through the Group Policy Editor.

com/windowsxp_tips.org Copy explorer_1. e. 6. To do this with XP.g.exe file to a new name (e. 4. 9.exe to explorer_1. Note: If the partition is NTFS and you can't access the files from DOS: 1. netsh int ip reset ip_reset. open that file and go to offset 412b6 You will see the word start with blanks between each letter Edit it be any 5 characters or less Save the file Boot to DOS Copy the existing c:\windows\explorer. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon. Change the value of Shell from Explorer. This is typically due to corrupted files. Start Regedit 2. Copy the \windows\explore.exe to explorer.onecomputerguy.g. 3.htm (39 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . 3. My preference is UltraEdit 1.WindowsXP Tips Reinstalling the TCP/IP Protocol Added 3/2/02 If you've worked on previous versions of Windows.txt Renaming the Start Button Added 2/25/02 To rename the start button.exe You will also need to replace the explorer.exe in the c:\windows\system32\dllcache file as well with the new one. you need to run a small script: netsh int ip reset [ log_file_name ] the log_file_name needs to be specified. 2.exe to explorer. 7. you will need a hex editor.exe http://www. there are times when you need to completely reinstall the TCP/IP protocol stack. 8. explorer_1. 5.exe) With the hex editor.

com/windowsxp_tips.onecomputerguy. Log in with an administrator account Right click on My Computer Select Properties Click on the Hardware tab Click on the Device Manager button Go to the device you want to reconfigure Click on the Driver tab Click on the Roll Back Drive button Selecting What Details to Display in the Explorer Added 2/3/02 To add or remove items to be displayed in the Explorer when using the Details View 1. Start the Explorer 2. 1. Go to View / Choose Details 3. 5. 7. 4. 6. you can restore the previous one fairly easily. 2.WindowsXP Tips Rollback a Device Driver Added 2/18/02 If you install a device drive that does not work correctly.htm (40 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . 3. Right click on the columns by Name and check or uncheck any item you want displayed Available options are: q q q q q q q q q q q q Owner Name Size Type Date Modified Status Attributes Author Title Subject Category Pages http://www. 8.

notepad and solitaire open. If you have the cal.com/windowsxp_tips.WindowsXP Tips q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q Comments Copyright Date Created Date Accessed Attributes Artist Album Title Year Track Number Genre Duration Bit Rate Protected Camera Model Date Picture Taken Dimensions Company Description File Version Product Name Product Version Closing Multiple Taskbar Items Submitted 2/3/02 If you hold down the Control Key when you click on the taskbar icons. not just one applications.onecomputerguy.htm (41 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . Submitted by Terry Cadieux Remembering Outlook / Outlook Express Password Submitted 1/26/02 http://www. it selects multiple tasks. unlike the group similar items command that only lets you close all of one type (ex: all IE or all notepads). it will close them all. This tip works with all windows. ie. Then you can simply right-click on the selected items and choose close group.

4. or ungroup. 5.htm (42 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . Outlook or Outlook Express will not remember the e-mail password. 4. 2. another box will open Click Yes. Towards the bottom of this box there should be two tick boxes. 3. 3. Shutdown and Restart Computer. 2. rather that showing separate icons on the taskbar for each document.WindowsXP Tips On systems. If you want to group. http://www. Click Apply. Go to Start / Settings / Network Connections Right click on the network connection you want to change Select Properties Click on the Advanced tab Uncheck the box in Internet Connection Firewall Grouping Similar Taskbar Buttons Added 1/26/02 When you open more than one document in the same program and then minimize each document. 5. Submitted by Naste Turning Off the Firewall Added 1/26/02 If you want to turn off the firewall for your computer: 1. To solve the problem: 1. which would then need to be entered in each time. 6. then Click OK and OK again.com/windowsxp_tips. Open Registry Editor Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft Right Click Protected Storage System Provider Choose the Permissions option Click the Advanced box near the bottom right hand corner. This should open another box.onecomputerguy. (Right clicking and choose the delete option or press the delete key and choosing yes to delete) 7. Left Click the + next to Protected Storage System Provider and Delete any sub folder in this tree. similar taskbar buttons. WindowsXP groups them under a single icon for that application. make sure that both of them are ticked.

Right click on the Taskbar 2. 4. Go to the Control Panel Open up User Accounts Click Change the way users log on and off Uncheck Use the Welcome screen Click on Apply Options Turning Off the Built-In CD Burner Added 1/15/02 http://www. simply hold the Ctrl-Alt keys and press the delete key twice.onecomputerguy. you might want to turn off the Guest account 1. Open up the Control Panel Click on User Accounts Click on Change an account Click on the Guest account Click Turn off the guest account Original NT Style Logon Screen Updated 1/19/02 If you want to have the original NT style windows logon screen with XP. 4. 5. 2. 2. 3.WindowsXP Tips 1. 5. Select Properties 3.com/windowsxp_tips.htm (43 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . Check or Uncheck Group similar taskbar buttons Turning Off the Guest Account Added 1/22/02 For security purposes. 3. The following Update Submitted by: Steven Pennypacker To make a permanent change so the logon screen is always like the traditional NT4/2000 style: 1.

Faster Task Switching Added 1/6/02 If you installed WindowsXP Power Tools from Microsoft. 1. 3. or always show 6. http://www. 5.htm (44 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . 4. Right click on the Taskbar Select Properties Check Hide inactive icons Click on the Customize button This will bring up a dialog box that will allow you to select one of three options for your applications: Hide when inactive. 2. 2.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips. when you press Alt-Tab to switch between running applications. A small arrow will now appear in the System Tray that will allow you to show or hide these icons. Always hide.WindowsXP Tips If you want to turn off the ability to using the built-in CD burner software that comes with WindowsXP: 1. This also takes a long time to display. you get a screen that shows a small graphic of the window that is of that application along with its icon. 4. 5. Highlight current or past applications and make any changes you like. (Or at least longer than I'm comfortable with) You can speed this up and revert back to previous ways task switching is displayed. you can manually select how you want individual icons in the System Tray to be displayed. Open up the Explorer Right click on the drive that is your CD burner Select Properties Click on the Recording tab Uncheck Enable CD recording on this drive Hiding System Tray Icons Added 1/10/02 With WindowsXP. 3. 7.

3. 4. 2. Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete Click on the Processes tab Highlight TaskSwitch. getmac . bootcfg .Schedules commands and programs to run periodically or at a specific time systeminfo . 4.You can use commands in the Netsh Interface IP context to configure the TCP/IP protocol schtasks .ini file settings. here are some that I have been using lately.WindowsXP Tips To Turn This Off After Your Reboot: 1. 3.com/windowsxp_tips.Displays a list of all installed device drivers and their properties.onecomputerguy. queries. or changes Boot.exe Click on the End Process tab Click on the Yes button WindowsXP Command Line Utilities Added 1/5/02 While there are a lot of command line utilities in WindowsXP. 2. 5. Run MSCONFIG Click on the Startup tab Uncheck Taskswitch Click on the OK button If you want to keep working.Returns the media access control (MAC) address and list of network protocols associated with each address for all network cards in each computer gpresult .Displays Group Policy settings and Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP) for a user or a computer netsh .htm (45 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . click on Exit without Restart To Turn This Off Immediately: 1. driverquery . 5.Displays detailed configuration information about a computer and its operating system Disabling Error Reporting http://www.Configures.

com/windowsxp_tips. fades. select Adjust for best performance My preference is to leave them all off except for Show shadows under mouse pointer and Show window contents while dragging http://www. WindowsXP will request to report application errors to Microsoft. 2. WindowsXP turns on a lot of shadows. click on the Settings button To turn them all of. 5. Right click on the My Computer icon Select Properties Click on the Advanced tab Under Performance. Increasing Graphics Performance Added 11/27/01 By default. Most simply slow down their display. 6. 4. To turn these off selectively: 1.onecomputerguy. 3. slides etc to menu items.WindowsXP Tips Added 12/5/01 By default. 3. To turn this off: 1. you can add a title to the command prompt title bar it by simply adding the line: title YOUR TEXT where YOUR TEXT would be replaced by whatever text you want to show. Right click on the My Computer icon on the desktop Select Properties / Advanced Click on the Error Reporting tab Check Disable error reporting Adding a Title for the Command Prompt Title Bar Added 11/27/01 If you create a batch file that might take a while to run.htm (46 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . 4. 2.

2. You can only use -a during the time-out period.Reboots after shutdown. -f . 4. -t xx .htm (47 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . in the SUPPORT\TOOLS directory.Sets the timer for system shutdown in xx seconds. Right click on an open area of the desktop Select New / Shortcut Enter in "shutdown -s -t 00" .Shuts down the local computer. 4. 5. enter in anything you like.com/windowsxp_tips. The default is 20 seconds. For a reboot. -a .CAB. Click on the Finish button. http://www. This will create both a unattend. there is a file called DEPLOY.WindowsXP Tips Creating an Automated Install of WindowsXP Added 11/12/01 On the WindowsXP CP. except -l and ComputerName. -m ComputerName takes precedence. Extract the programs DEPLOY.onecomputerguy.txt file you can use for automated installs. 3. Ignores other parameters.Logs off the current user.no quotes Press the Next button For the name.Specifies the computer that you want to shut down. Creating a Shutdown/Reboot Icon Added 11/11/01 WindowsXP has a program called SHUTDOWN. Note: The batch file might need some minor modification for file locations but it is fairly basic.EXE which allows you to easily create icons to shutdown or restart your computer.Aborts shutdown. enter "shutdown -r -t 00" Shutdown [{-l|-s|-r|-a}] [-f] [-m [\\ComputerName]] [-t xx] [-c "message"] [-d[u][p]:xx:yy] Parameters q q q q q q q -l . I just use shutdown. this is also the defualt.Forces running applications to close. -s . -r .EXE (main program) Run SETUPMGR and answer the prompts. 3. 2.bat and unattend. -m [\\ComputerName] .CHM (help file) and SETUPMGR. 1. To create a shutdown shortcut on the desktop: 1.

You can use a maximum of 127 characters.WindowsXP Tips q -c "message" .Specifies a message to be displayed in the Message area of the System Shutdown window.exe ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\ntcmds.Scans all protected system files once.htm (48 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . Start Regedit http://www. in MB. Command Line Help Reference Added 11/11/01 To get a quick help for all the commands you can enter from WindowsXP.Returns the scan to its default operation. /cachesize=x . Command line switches are: sfc [/scannow] [/scanonce] [/scanboot] [/revert] [/purgecache] [/cachesize=x] q q q q q q /scannow .com/windowsxp_tips. Disabling Balloon Tips Added 11/9/01 To turn off balloon tips in applications that support XP Themes: 1. /scanonce .Purges the Windows File Protection file cache and scans all protected system files immediately.Sets the size. /scanboot .Scans all protected system files immediately.Scans all protected system files every time the computer is restarted. You must enclose the message in quotation marks. /revert .htm Using the System File Checker Added 11/11/01 You can run the System File Checker to verify protected system files. simply create a shortcut: hh.chm::/ntcmds.onecomputerguy. of the Windows File Protection file cache. /purgecache .

" button to add NetBEUI protocol I included a zipped file with the above files and a simple batch file to copy both to the appropriate directories This is only if you absolutely need NetBEUI.sys into the %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ directory 2.. 5. Give it a value of 0 Download reg file Speeding Up the Display of Start Menu Items Added 11/8/01 An easy way to speed up the display of the Start Menu Items is to turn off the menu shadow. Note: %SYSTEMROOT% refers to the drive and directory where you installed WindowsXP. 2. Copy netnbf.. Copy the nbf. Typically this is in the C:\WINDOWS directory 1.htm (49 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . Open the Network connection properties for your local area network and use "Install.onecomputerguy. Right click on an open area of the Desktop Select Properties Click on the Appearance tab Click on the Effects button Uncheck Show shadows under menus Installing the NetBEUI Protocol Added 11/7/01 Microsoft no longer supports the NetBEUI protocol as part of WindowsXP.WindowsXP Tips 2. It is not at all a necessary requirement for most http://www. Create a DWORD value of EnableBalloonTips 4. You can add it as a installable protocol by going to the VALUEADD \ MSFT \ NET \ NETBEUI directory on the CD ROM. 3. 1.com/windowsxp_tips.inf into the %SYSTEMROOT%\INF\ directory 3. 4. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer \Advanced\ 3.

5. Single-click Start menu Go to the Control Panel / User Accounts Click the User Account On the left hand side. Pictures. Computers) To change the preferences. you are prompted for what you want to search for. click on the green arrow like normal at the login and you will be prompted to insert the password recover disk. you can create a password recovery floppy disk beforehand to help you out of this problem. 1.onecomputerguy.g. when you start a search.com/windowsxp_tips. 1. Files. Double-click the time on your taskbar Click the Internet Time tab Check Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server Click on the Update Now button Creating a Password Recovery Disk Added 11/5/01 In case you forget your password. 3. click on Prevent forgotten password You will need to know your password to create the disk. Changing the Default Search Settings Added 11/5/01 By default. Documents. 2. 4. 2. (e.htm (50 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM .WindowsXP Tips networks. 4. If you don't remember your password sometime in the future. 6. Setting System Time Over the Internet Added 11/5/01 You can set your system clock to a time server on the Internet. simply click on Change preferences http://www. 3.

com/windowsxp_tips. http://www. you can easily disable it. d:\internet would open the Explorer to the D:\INTERNET directory Disabling Hibernation Added 8/20/01 If you don't want to use up the disk space taken by Hibernation. Internet search settings 4. 1. /e. Turn off the animated screen character 2. Uncheck Enable Hibernation Locking the Workstation Added 8/19/01 There are two ways you can lock the workstation. include the directory you want in the Target. Open up the Control Panel / Power Options icon 2. Turn off balloon tips Opening an Explorer Window to the Directory You Want Added 9/4/01 If you want to create a shortcut for the Explorer to a specific directory.WindowsXP Tips From here you can: 1. Change files and folders search behavior (setting it to Advanced changes the default search screen to be for simply files) 3. or don't need to use it at all.htm (51 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM .exe /n. Click on the Hibernation icon 3.onecomputerguy. For example: %SystemRoot%\explorer.

dll. 2.WindowsXP Tips 1. Start Regedit 2.htm (52 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . 4.com/windowsxp_tips. 5. 1. you can increase system performance by having the core system kept in memory. To enable it again: 1. Create an shortcut rundll32. With a Windows key + L 2.LockWorkStation Changing the Picture Displayed for a User Added 8/19/01 You can change the picture that gets displayed for a particular user 1. Go to the Control Panel Select User Accounts Click on the Account to change Click on Change my picture You can then browse to the picture you want to use Displaying the QuickLaunch Toolbar Added 8/16/01 By default. WindowsXP does not show the QuickLaunch toolbar. 3.onecomputerguy. Select Toolbars 3.exe user32. Right click on an open area of the toolbar 2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager \Memory Management\DisablePagingExecutive http://www. Select Quick Launch Now you can add programs like with Win98 Increasing System Performance Added 8/16/01 If you have 512 megs or more of memory.

Reboot the computer Download reg file Removing the MSN Messenger Added 8/16/01 If you want to remove the MSN Messenger from always starting in the system tray.msc Group Policies .fsmgmt. see the section Adding / Removing Additional Programs Remove the hide from the line: msmsgs=msgrocm.gpedit.comexp.msc Local Security Settings .msc http://www.msc Component Services .compmgmt.WindowsXP Tips 3.hide.com/windowsxp_tips. Start / Run 2.msmsgs.Remove To remove it completely.msc Event Viewer .secpol.msc Disk Defrag .BLC.msc Performance Monitor . Set the value to be 1 4.7 Common Command Console Utilities Added 8/16/01 WindowsXP comes with quite a few console utilities you can easily run from the command line: Computer Management .htm (53 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM .inf. Then enter in the following string: RunDll32 advpack.msc Services .msc Resultant Set of Policies .rsop.msc Device Manager .services.inf.msc Disk Managment .OcEntry.msc Shared Folders .LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF \msmsgs.dll.dll.diskmgmt.msc Local Users and Groups .dfrg. do 1.eventvwr.onecomputerguy.perfmon.devmgmt.lusrmgr.

Start Regedit 2.: 1. mouse shadow.onecomputerguy. drop shadows for icons. Download reg file Changing the Internet Explorer Title Added 8/16/01 1. click on the Settings button From here you have a list of items you can select Changing System Restore Settings Added 8/16/01 http://www. visual styles on buttons. 2. 3. slide open boxes and buttons etc. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Window Title 3. Enter what you want appear in the title bar Changing Visual Effects Added 8/16/01 To change visual effects such as fade menus. 2. change the WaitToKillAppTimeout to the number of milliseconds you want.com/windowsxp_tips.htm (54 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . 4. 4.WindowsXP Tips Automatically Ending Non-Responsive Tasks Added 8/16/01 1. Right click on My Computer Select Properties Click on the Advanced tab Under Performance. 3. Start Regedit Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\AutoEndTasks Set the value to be 1 In the same section. 5.

you can click on the Setting button to change how much hard drive space is devoted to each one. 1. that was available in Windows98. There is even the option to turn it off for all drives.onecomputerguy. MSCONFIG. Configuring the Firewall Added 8/16/01 WindowsXP has firewall capabilities built into the operating system. If this is not necessary. WindowsXP does not display all the programs you can add or remove. 4.WindowsXP Tips By default. 1. Run System Restore 3. For your network connection to the Internet. you can change the settings. The new version also allows you to view and edit the boot. This allows you to view and change what programs are automatically started each time you log in.htm (55 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . 3. For each drive or partition. To show this list: http://www. 2.com/windowsxp_tips.ini file (as well as check for errors and use several advanced switches) Adding / Removing Additional Programs Added 8/16/01 By default. WindowsXP uses a large amount of hard drive space for storing system restore points. Go to Start / Programs / Accessories / System Tools 2. 4. select Properties Click on the Advanced tab Check the Internet Connection Firewall section Click on the Settings button to change the settings Changing Programs That Start Automatically Added 8/16/01 WindowsXP has a similar program.

hide.dll.multimed.dll.dll.7 NetOC=netoc.dll.7 msnexplr=ocmsn..inf.7 AccessUtil=ocgen.hide.WindowsXP Tips Edit the \Windows\Inf\sysoc.dll.IndexSrv. [Components] NtComponents=ntoc.optional.OcEntry. This will leave two commas together (like on the rest of the items).7 Fax=fxsocm.7 MultiM=ocgen.wbemoc.dll.netoc.7 Display=desk.dll.HIDE.ZoneSetupProc..dll..dll.wordpad. TsOc.OcEntry.au.2 msmq=msmqocm.inf.ims.accessor..HIDE.dll.inf.inf.inf.OcEntry.hide.inf.hide.7 IndexSrv_System = setupqry.7 Pinball=ocgen.htm (56 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM .inf.MsmqOcm.dll..inf.OcEntry.inf.inf.FaxOcmSetupProc.games.OcEntry.inf.OcEntry..setupqry.7 ZoneGames=zoneoc.7 Games=ocgen.7 RootAutoUpdate=ocgen.OcEntry..7 fp_extensions=fp40ext.pinball..igames. simply remove the word hide.4 WBEM=ocgen.dll...7 MSWordPad=ocgen.7 msmsgs=msgrocm.cpl.dtcnt5.com/windowsxp_tips.inf.7 com=comsetup.7 dtc=msdtcstp.OcEntry.OcEntry.OcEntry.msnmsn.dll.inf.onecomputerguy.OcEntry.HIDE. HydraOc.dll.inf..dll.inf.OcEntry.NetOcSetupProc.msmqocm.inf.OcEntry.inf.rootau.NtOcSetupProc.dll.msmsgs.hide.7 Displaying and Configuring the Classic Start Menu Added 8/16/01 If you prefer the original Start Menu.dll.dll.dll.7 AutoUpdate=ocgen.inf.OcEntry.inf file In the Components section. Then you can go to the Control Panel / Add or Remove Programs / Add/Remove Windows Components and the new items will be displayed.fp40ext.inf..7 iis=iis.inf.7 AccessOpt=ocgen.fxsocm.OcEntry.dll.7 smarttgs=ocgen.hide..dll..HIDE.DisplayOcSetupProc.HIDE.dll.7 TerminalServer=TsOc.dll.7 CommApps=ocgen. http://www.iis.dll.communic.6 ims=imsinsnt.dll.comnt5.msnsl.inf.inf. you can easily switch it back.FrontPage4Extensions.inf.OcEntry.inf..OcEntry.

Increasing File System Caching Added 8/16/01 To increase the amount of memory Windows will locked for I/O operations: 1. 3. Right click on the Taksbar Select Properties Click on the Start Menu tab Select Classic Start Menu If you click on the Customize button you can choose to display Administrative Tools.32megs of memory or less 8192 . 2. and expanding many of the sub-menus like the Control Panel. Start Regedit Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators Change the value from 0 to 2 Turn Numlock on manually Log off and back on again. 2.com/windowsxp_tips. 5. make the same change to HKEY_USERS\. Start Regedit 2.htm (57 of 58)21/03/2004 04:58:29 AM . Run.64+ megs of memory 32768 . 4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager \Memory Management 3.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard \InitialKeyboardIndicators Download reg file http://www. Favorites. For all users. 6.onecomputerguy.128+ megs of memory 65536 .256+ megs of memory Enabling NumLock on by Default Added 8/16/01 To have numlock turned on for each user: 1.WindowsXP Tips 1.32+ megs of memory 16384 . Edit the key IoPageLockLimit 4096 . 4. 3. 5.

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Knoppix Linux Documentation . with no Invariant Sections. Version 1. -Please also translate it to and from other languages (see HomePageDeutsch) if possible.net Permission is granted to copy. © Knoppix. 2004 9:01 pm.Home Page Discussion Search Knoppix.net 2002 . distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Find out which pages are MostPopular. or ask somebody else to do so.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. Edit | PageHistory | Diff | Info Sign In Copyright (c) 2003 Knoppix. A copy of the license is located here.knoppix. Use the SandBox page to experiment with Wiki pages. See more PhpWikiDocumentation . and no Back-Cover Texts.2003 KNOPPIX is a LinuxTAG project created by Klaus Knopper | This is not the official KNOPPIX website | Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds http://www.net/docs/ (4 of 4)21/03/2004 04:59:32 AM . Last edited on March 15. Using this PHPWiki q q q q q What is a WikiWikiWeb? A description of this application. no Front-Cover Texts.net -This area is a wiki and is mainly for the process of documenting Knoppix. Learn HowToUseWiki and learn about AddingPages.