Windows XP

MS Windows XP operating system that was released for PC computers in 2001

26,447 Questions
Computer Viruses
PSW Spyware
Microsoft Windows
Windows XP

How do you remove About Blank from your computer when you cannot back date the system restore?

You need to run these 5 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer.

1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)

2. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

3. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

4 Run Superantispyware

5. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

Install threat fire which will enhance your antivirus protection

Windows XP
Hard Disk Drives
Windows 7

How do you format a hard drive?

Go to and type in Glary Utilities. Do the 1-Click Maintenance with this software. This is a spam free program and also free to use. It will clean up your computer first and then backup your files for safekeeping.

Then if you wish to reformat, do so after you use Windows Restore in Control panel.

Backup to tape in case you break something important.

Okay, not get a command prompt and type format c: /y

Press [Enter]

When this is done, type sys d: c:

Press [Enter]

You are done.

If you have Windows: yes

1.Backup your data. yes

2.Get a windows CD (not a restore disk).

3.Make a boot disk. yes to all

4.Boot with the boot disk.

5.Type fdisk, see here:

6.Type "format c:" or "format c: /s" Here are more answers and opinions from other Wiki s Contributors:

  • Another way to format your hard drive is to do the following: I am supposing you are going to install the operating system after you have formatted the drive, you must have the Operating system CD (that is Windows 98, Windows 2000 or Windows XP.Go into the BIOS settings of your PC, usually by pressing the delete key in a clone computer, the F1 key in an IBM and the F10 in a Compaq when you first start the computer. You have to set the start up options to CD first, floppy or removable drive second, and the hard drive third. Save the settings and come out of the BIOS settings. Place the CD in the CD drive and restart. The computer will recognize the CD drive and begin copying files. You will be prompted to install Windows in another location if the system recognized another operating system. It will also ask if you wish to format the drive and will give the option of FAT32 or NTFS. NTFS affords more security options and works better, although it is not compatible with older systems that use FAT32. Format the drive and continue with the installation of the operating system.
  • 1. Backup your files.

2. Backup your VGA/sound drivers. (if stored in the hard drive)

3. Place the bootable windows CD on the CD-ROM

4. Boot on CD-ROM

5. on the command line, type CD win98 then press enter.

6. type format c:/s/u/v then enter

7. Wait for a couple of minutes.

8. Done.

  • XP will format the disk for you. Just boot from the CD and tell it to format the disk.

I'm going to try to answer all of the questions here. First, if your OS CD is not bootable then the best way to format your computer is boot to a DOS bootable floppy and type format C: .

Second, reformatting will get rid of all viruses except for a boot sector virus, which if you had, wouldn't let you boot the computer to begin with.

Third, if you "reformatted" from the bios, then you didn't reformat, you most likely just recreated the partitions, but did not format them. They would be visible as C: and D:, etc. but you wouldn't be able to write to the drives at all. As in the first answer above, boot to a DOS disk and format that way. You should be fine from there.

With great reluctance, and a great deal of bad language. The best thing I can suggest is that while you're thinking of it, and don't really have to do it right this moment, is to look in the help files, print out what you think you won't remember, and make a boot disk on floppy and keep it where you'll remember it. It's really not a terribly complicated process, but it usually needs to be done as the result of some catastrophe, like a virus infection or other serious issue that can't be fixed except by starting over fresh. You will be relieved, when this happens, to have prepared ahead of time. In and of itself, it's not terribly complicated, but it is almost always made necessary by a disaster, and your focus won't be helped any by being upset at just having lost Aunt Nellie's recipe's, or your Master's thesis. Be prepared for the time when..not will be necessary. And, finally, don't forget the old saying that warns you to "save early and save often" when it comes to your work, and to remember always to have a schedule in place to back up your important files. Before I knew better, I lost two years of research once when Windows 95 decided to give itself a few days off. Don't let that happen to you, and don't go into a reformat unprepared. It's just not fun at all. Good luck.

Restart computer into dos mode Win98 Or use Floppy boot disk in Win ME

At the A:/ Type - Format C:

Then computer asks - Are you sure all data on C: will be Lost?

Type "y" then enter and drive will be formatted

Start or restart your computer in DOS mode and type in C:\ then when you are in C: you type in C:\ formatC: Make sure when it says C:\ you put a space then formatC:\ then just answer the questions. Hope this will help you Ray

Please anyone who needs to "re"format their computer--- DON'T! If you don't know how to format a hard drive you probably don't know how to boot an OS into your system. Just because you have a Win98 CD don't mean you have to do it every time you have a problem!

If you find you must reformat and reinstall the OS, ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BACK UP YOUR DATA first !!

Always back up data before problems arise. But after reformat and new install of OS You might need drivers that came with computer or was factory install. I have 2 cds that I made that has all the drivers my system needs. Don't count on your OS to have the drivers. Some of your answers are great for a system that is running, but what if He/She is replacing HARD DRIVE. That floppy reboot disk looks mighty good right about now. Plus not all of us ran out and bought full XP version. You need to install 95 or 98 first if got the service pack. Don't forget the pesky extras, like printers, Laser mouse, Ethernet cards, if your using cable then theres more software. Helps to burn all these to a CD, plus might not hurt to open notepad or word pad and jot down those pesky passes needed for like my cable provider that's needed. I only use these when doing install. But might not use that for long periods and get forgetful.



Microsoft Windows
Windows 2000
Windows XP

How do you fix Error 1068 'The dependency service or group failed to start'?

This error is caused by one or more Windows services being disabled. To fix it, you will need to go to Start > Run, and enter "services.msc" (without quotes). Here, you will see a list of services, their description, and whether or not they are running. The most common services that give people this error message are the "Help and Support Service" (for launching Help), Windows Image Acquisition Service (for cameras and scanners), and the Print Spooler service (for printers). Some programs and drivers, such as for Lexmark printers, may also have services that need turned on. Right-click the service you need, select "Properties", and use the drop box to change its starup type from "Disabled" to "Automatic." You can also start the service here, or you can reboot your computer.

Windows 98
Windows XP

How do you dual-boot Windows 98 and Windows XP?

How to dual boot Win 98 and XP: 1. Create two partitions in your hard drive.

2. First install Windows 98.

3. After this, insert the XP CD and click on install.

4. You will get two options -- upgrade or new installation. Select new installation.

5. Click on advanced tab in the next window.

6. In that tab, choose "I will specify the drive" then go ahead.

7. Your system will reboot and then it will ask to format the drive in which you want to install XP. By doing this, you will get both OS running on the same machine.


Updated For Those Who Wish To Run Windows 98SE along with Windows XP on Hard Disks Greater than 40GB.

Since Windows98 only supports a Maximum 40GB Disk Size.

To create a partition, first, boot your computer with a Windows XP CD.

  • Create Partitions desirably.
  • Next, Format the C Drive (or your desirable drive) using the FAT32 File-system.
  • After the Setup has formatted it, it will start copying the files of windows XP in it. Hard Reset on that point (Press the small button beside the power button of your Computer Tower)
  • Again, boot with Windows XP, and this time, format the D Drive (or your second desirable drive) with FAT32 (Not NTFS as if you will format with NTFS, Your Windows 98 will not be able to access the files that you store in windows XP)
  • Again, after it will finish the format, it will start to copy the files. Here, Restart the computer again.
  • Now install Windows 98 normally.

And now follow the above procedures!

Computer Hardware
Windows XP
USB Flash Drives

How do you install a hi-speed USB host controller on a Windows XP computer?

For the most part, the High Speed USB controller will be integrated right onto the motherboard of your system. You will sometimes run into this problem when upgrading to or installing a new version of XP, for sometimes it does not readily have the drivers available. What you have to do is to actually find out the motherboard that you have in your system, and download, or request the CD, that has the motherboard resources on it, in order to get Windows to install that particular controller. If you have a name brand computer, you should be able to contact the manufacturer to get the CD or download. However, if you have built the system, or someone else has built you the system, you will need the CD that came with the motherboard. Yes. If you have an empty PCI bus slot on the PC motherboard, you an install a PCI card which provides you 2 or 4 USB2.0 ports which are available at around $10. There are some combo cards which provide both USB and Firewire (1394 ports).

Microsoft Windows
Windows XP

If you get a 'The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications' error what should you do?

== == == == The easiest way to explain solution is: Open the C:\windows\repair folder Highlight and copy autoexec.nt and config.nt (Ctrl+C) Open the C:\windows\system32 folder Paste (Ctrl+V) files and click Yes if box prompts to replace existing file If it does it again, it is because it gets deleted on Restart You just do it again or mark the files for Read-Only I just paste and copy and worry about tomorrow tomorrow If you try to start or install an MS-DOS-based or a 16-bit Windows-based program on your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to one of the following:

KB324767 - 16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem

path to the program that you are trying to start or install

C:\Windows\System32\Autoexec.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application. Although you may be prompted to quit the program or ignore the error message, either selection makes the program quit.

This issue may occur if one or more of the following files are missing or damaged: * Config.nt * Autoexec.nt*

Microsoft Windows
Windows XP
Windows Vista

How do you reformat a computer with Windows XP Pro?

Reformatting Windows XP Pro

One Way

1. BACK UP ANYTHING IMPORTANT!!! eg. Documents, Music, Saved Games, etc.

2. Insert your windows XP CD.

3. Follow the Menus till you get to drive formating. Pick ether NTFS (for windows Xp0 or FAT32 (windows 95,98)

4. Wait for the disk to be formated.

5. Restart computer or continue with installing if you like.

OR (FAT32 Drives only) Create a windows 98 boot floppy. Boot computer with the boot floppy. type "format [drive letter]:" (no quotes) Eg for the C drive: format c:

Format Drive Restart Computer


Similar Way

Insert the XP pro CD and shut down the computer. As it's starting to turn on repeatedly press the Enter key until you get to the Windows XP setup screen. Follow the instructions to reformat and reinstall the OS.


Computer Hardware
Windows XP
Graphics Cards
Windows 7

How do you find out what kind of graphics card you have?

If using Windows, open your Device Manager (Easiest way, click Start and type Device Manager). Expand Display Adapters. It should be listed there.

If it says "Generic" or so forth, right-click it, go to properties. Go to details tab. Drop down the list to the Hardware ID's, then use google to search for that hardware ID. That will tell you specifically what the card is (Vendor, model, etc.)

Computer Hardware
Windows XP

Where can you get a driver for Pinnacle Miro DC10?

A driver can be downloaded at the link below. Note that it is for Windows 95/98, so it may not work on newer versions of Windows.

Windows XP
Windows Vista

How do you remove the TrojanHorse BackDoor Agent BA from Windows XP?

If you want to delete backdoor Trojans forever, then you need to take the first step in order to eliminate this troublesome malware: caution.

Although many computer users do not take this into consideration.

The truth is that without some basic security procedures, your computer will be infested with Trojans; backdoor entrances, after all, are commonplace.

However, in order to fight them, it is our duty to know about them. So let's find out first what a Trojan is.

Microsoft Windows
Windows XP
Windows 7

How do you reformat Windows?

"Formatting" is wiping all files, programs, etc. off of the drive

How to Reformat Windows

This guide will wipe out your current Operating System - and the drive it's on - and start afresh, the new system will have no memory of the old. Please back up your data before continuing.

I STRONGLY recommend downloading all drivers etc for your system and saving them to a flash drive or burning to CD/DVD BEFORE you begin this process! Most device drivers are available on the PC manufacturer's website

  1. Put the Windows CD/DVD into your CD/DVD drive
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. While your computer is booting, if a new message should appear: "press any key to boot from CD", Press any key, go to step 5
  4. Pressing F5, F8 or F12 while the computer is booting should bring up the boot options where you can select from which drive you want to boot. It should tell you which key it is if you watch it booting. If you only have the BIOS setup, change the boot sequence to CD first instead of hard disk, save changes & exit.
  5. Wait patiently for the CD/DVD to load up.
  6. Choose the option which sounds closest to "partition editor" or "custom install"
  7. Here you will see your hard drive partitions. The easiest way to reformat would be to delete all of them and create one new partition. You may need to enable advanced options to see these. You may also consider making one small and one large partition, the small one being around 15GB and the larger one for movies, games and personal data.
  8. Either select a partition and click next, or go back to the menu and select something along the lines of 'install windows'.
  9. The rest of the process is mostly automatic, it may restart automatically a few times, and it could take up to 2 hours, depending on the OS being installed, and the size/speed of the drive.
  10. Follow instructions as they appear, it will ask you to set some things like a computer name and users.

Your reformat should be complete, and it should be just as it was when you bought it (with maybe a few pieces of software missing, but most of it should be in CDs provided when you bought your computer)

On a side note: Ninite is a free website that offers downloads of useful programs such as antivirus, web browser, office suites, and image editors, which is perfect to use after a clean install. you can find it in the related links below.

Software and Applications (non-game)
Microsoft Windows
Windows XP
Computer Memory

What causes the error 'Winlogon ese-application error the instruction at 0x759723ee referenced memory at 0x00000000 the memory could not be read'?

first u change the BIOS battery and restart the PC in last known config mode.

Also can try removing RAM chips and re-seating them.

There are 3 step to repair 0x759723ee error

If you got 0x759723ee error then there is a 94% chance that your computer has registry problems. To repair 0x759723ee error you need to follow the steps below:

* Step 1 - Download a 0x759723ee error repair tool RegInOut Cleaner, and install this error repair tool.

* Step 2 - Click the Repair All Button.It will scan you pc for Free.

* Step 3 - Then click the Repair All Button again and your done! It is very easy to repair 0x759723ee error.


I DISAGREE COMPLETELY! First of all the person who answered this question doesn't know what kind of PC you're using or how old it is. They don't know what OS you're using or what level of comfort you have troubleshooting in such sensitive areas. Your best bet is to visit a site that has the credentials to answer your question. After you give them ALL the info about your pc - i.e. brand & type, (laptop or pc) age, your CPU and which OS you're using. Then they can give you educated and SAFE suggestions. If you mess with the Registry or BIOS and don't know what your doing you could really do irreperable damage. You may not have to but If you make a post on any site you should state your comfort level of fixing this issue yourself.

The fact that you came here for an answer (instead of going to a tech site or googling the error) tells me that you're not at the level that's required to do the instructions above. (Besides I'm sure neither one of those areas are the problem) I know you're using Windows so here are some links to go to where you will get a much better answer. Don't forget to give them the info they need about your pc. BTW - Winlogon.exe is the application that logs you on/off the system. It has nothing to do with the BIOS and using a Registry Cleaner is very dangerous if you're not familiar with Registry values. Even the ones that tell you to let the program do the "cleaning" is dangerous - 90 percent of the time they remove files that are needed to keep your system stable. DON'T EVER USE A REGISTRY CLEANER UNLESS YOU KNOW & UNDERSTAND REGISTRY VALUES.

Don't worry this problem is fixable. It's usually caused by security issues (virus, trojans, etc) that have caused damage to one of your volume drives OR faulty hardware like RAM or Hard Disk Drive (HDD). You'll probably have to do a chkdsk fix which is pretty simple, but Changing your BIOS or messing around in the Registry will not help. You could just pull up the event - go to your events monitor - find the event, r-click on properties and when that pops up at the bottom there should be a direct link to the Windows online event help. From there you can go to the Tech Library or try the related links below.

Or, check out the link to the Windows forum - you will have to choose which OS (XP, 7, VISTA, etc) forum you want from there. You'll have to register and then they will validate to make sure you've got a legitimate Windows OS.

After that do a search for your propblem by typing in 'Winlogon.exe Error' in the search box. If you can't find one then start a new thread. GOOD LUCK

Software and Applications (non-game)
Microsoft Windows
Windows XP
Windows 7

Where can you get a Windows XP compatible driver for Pinnacle Miro DC10?

A Google search produces some links to the Pinnacle sys website and some for a Linux driver. The Pinnacle sys site shows only win 9x drivers and a link to a Linux 3rd party driver. It also calls this a legacy product. If that driver doesn't work, the outlook is grim.

Windows 98
Windows XP
Hard Disk Drives

Is it possible to 'repair' Windows XP operating system without reformatting the hard disk?

Yes it is possible to repair windows XP: follow this step:

  • Set your first boot device in the Bios to CD-Rom. Insert your Windows XP CD, save the bios settings and exit. Soon "Press any key to boot of CD" will appear on the screen, hit the space bar to continue.
  • Now setup will inspect your hardware and software, it then will load various files required for the repair. Just wait and be patient, this may take a few moments.
  • Soon a menu will appear (as pictured below), press enter to continue.
  • Now the "End User Agreement" Press "F8" if you agree, "ESC" if you don't.
  • You will now have to select the installation you wish to repair. Usually there is only one, but sometimes, there may be 2 or more (i.e. you have done a parallel install to resolve a problem), use the up/down arrow key to select the install, and then press "R" to continue.
  • Setup will now examine the disk be patient, it can take a few minutes.
  • Setup will go through a percentage - 1 to 100%
  • A screen will soon appear. Press "F3" to continue
  • Now setup will reboot system, wait 15 seconds or just press enter.
  • Now it is time to see if this has solved your problems.

: Yes, You can repaire windows without data loss.

Windows XP

"What is mrflimflam's password"?


Computer Viruses
Startpage Viruses
Windows XP

How can you get the startpage virus if you never opened any exe files?

I contracted the virus via a Trojan "Troj_small.AA.5" which I got through surfing with my firewall disabled DOH!!!! So you may wish to check for trojans on your PC while you're at it !!!

Computer Viruses
Microsoft Windows
Windows XP

How do you end sysupd exe in task manager so you can delete it?

sysupd.exe is a process process associated with an Dialer application. It tries to disconnect your current internet connection and dial a toll number with ...

Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

Run Superantispyware

Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

Sysupd ExeHere's how I did it:

1) Write a batch file killsysupd.battop

ren sysupd.exe xxx del sysupd.exe goto top

Start this batch file - it will run continuously.

2) Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to go into Task Manager. Right click on the sysupd process and select Set Priority. Set it to Low. Now find the process for your batch file and set this to High.

3) Highlight the sysupd process and choose End Process.Confirm Yes and the batch file running at high priority should be able to kill the program before it can restart.

4) Switch to the batch file window. When it starts saying file not found you can press Ctrl-C to end the batch file.

Here is more input:

  • Install a firewall on your machine. there are free ones you can find easily. using the firewall you can stop the sysupd.exe from doing whatever it is doing online, which was prohibiting you from stopping the service. ctrl+alt+delete to bring up the task manager and stop the service. if you close task manager, I've found the sysupd.exe starts right back up, so don't close the task manager until you've searched for the sysupd.exe on your machine, and deleted it completely. cool.


  • Sysupd.exe is a known dialer and also accompanies dpusys.ini usually found on the desktop, but known to other locations as well. To get rid of, end process on sysupd.exe. Make sure that you are set to see all hidden system files and folders. Search your hard drive for the following SYSUPD.EXE and DPUSYS.INI. Delete all found instances of these files. Reboot!
  • Delete the sysupd.exe from registry. Download the adaware 6.0 {} do a complete scan..delete all infected files. Do a complete chk for sysupd.exe in the whole system. Delete it. It should work out.
  • Make sure you check the Startup folder (Start->Program Files->Startup) and look for a wscript file. It is a Visual Basis script file that generates network traffic via Internet Explorer and (I believe) always tries to reinfect the PC.
  • I found deleting sysupd.exe difficult. It worked in conjuction with a program called Advertimondo. I tried to delete if from the start-up menu and it wouldn't let me. McAfee viruscan found it but since it contstantly runs it wouldn't let me delete it. I finally went to the registry and did a find on sysupd.exe and deleted all references. One problem is it is resident in the reg start up folder. doing this apparently got rid of it since it no longer runs and I can find no reference to it in task manager, McAfee and the startup menu. The program was also imbedded in Advertimondo. This was really a pain in the neck.
  • To end and delete 'sysupd.exe' from WinXP this is what I had to do: run a command prompt; find the sysupd.exe file in C:\windows; RENAME the file to sysupd.old (attempting to delete the file while in memory returns "access denied" error). Once the file is renamed then you may end the process in Taskmgr and once that process is killed you can go back into C:\Windows and delete the file you renamed (sysupd.old), reboot and run SpybotS&D, AdAware, Webroot Spysweeper, etc., to remove any remnants of the bundle that remain.
  • Here's what worked for me: locate the directory containing sysupd.exe. Open Task Manager Processes and find sysupd.exe. Run some CPU intensive apps to slow your machine down, this should give you a couple of seconds between killing the process and it restarting, enough to flip over to the directory and deleting the .exe
  • I wrote this batch file, started some CPU intensive task, and ran this. pskill sysupd ren c:\windows\sysupd.exe sysupd.old del c:\windows\sysupd.exe del c:\windows\sysupd.old dir c:\windows\sysupd.* In this order it was fast enough to delete it. Remember to clean your registry as well afterwards. No reboot required.
  • I found this really hard to get rid of - the process restarts itself as fast as you terminate it in Task Manager and the file is recreated eevry time you rename or delete it.
Microsoft Windows
Windows XP
Windows 7

Why would Windows XP restart itself?

An application called SYSTEM could have failed another application that ALL computers have is SYSTEM IDLE PROcESS that could also have failed. another thing is viruses they can do this to you to a problem with the power could trigger this to you may want to get at least a battery its small and if the light goes out it wiil give you at least 2 hours it preety cool i have one myself. your welcome. This can also be a symptom of the CPU overheating. I have had CPU cooling fans fail resulting in the computer restarting. I invested in a new fan and a tube of thermal grease or thermal transfer compound. This is a vital step in the process and is well worth the money spent.

Computer Networking
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008

How do you configure Windows NT RAS Server to Windows 2000 Ras Server?

Add the RRAS computer to the appropriate group:

1. Log on to your computer with an account that has administrator privileges on the Windows 2000 domain.

2. Launch the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in, and then double-click the domain name.

3. Double-click the Users folder, and then double-click the RAS and IAS Servers security group.

4. Select the members tab.

5. Add the RRAS server to this group.

If the organization has more than one domain in the forest, and users from the different domains are trying to log on to the RRAS server, continue to follow steps 1 through 5 until the RRAS server is in the "RAS and IAS Servers" security group for each respective domain.

Use the Netsh.exe Utility

The Netsh.exe methods can only be used if the RRAS server is Windows 2000-based.

Use either of the following methods with the Netsh.exe tool:


Log on the RRAS computer using an account that has domain administrator privileges, type netsh ras add registered server at a command prompt, and then press ENTER.


To run a command with administrator privileges without being logged in as an administrator:

1. At a command prompt on the RRAS computer, type runas /user:domain name\administrator name "cmd", where domain name is the appropriate domain name, and administrator name is the appropriate administrator name. You are then prompted to enter a password for this account. If this computer is able to connect to the domain controller and verify the credentials, a command prompt opens with the following information in the title bar:

cmd (running as domain name\administrator name)

2. At a command prompt, type netsh ras add registeredserver at a command prompt, and then press ENTER.

Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
The Difference Between

What are the differences between Windows 2000 and Windows XP?

Windows XP has several features that distinguish it from Windows 2000.

1. The Luna interface.

2. Integrated zip functionality.

3. Remote Assistance.

4. Integrated CD burning.

5. Hyperthreading support

6. User-mode driver framework (created after XP was released, and never backported).

7. Windows Movie Maker

8. Fast User Switching

9. The option to run tasks as an "Administrator" while logged in as an unprivileged account (pity this isn't done more often).

Windows XP

How do you make a start up disk for Windows XP?

There are six Windows XP Setup boot floppy disks. You must have the files and the drivers that these disks contain to access the CD-ROM drive and to start the Setup process. Create the Setup disks When you download the Setup disks, the download contains only one large program file. When you run the downloaded file, it extracts the files. You receive the following prompt: This program creates the Setup boot disks for Microsoft Windows XP. To create these disks, you need to provide 6 blank, formatted, high-density disks.

Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:

Type the drive letter for the floppy disk drive (this is typically drive A). After you type the floppy disk drive letter, you receive the following prompt: Insert one of these disks into drive drive letter:. This disk will become the Windows XP Setup Boot Disk.

Press any key when you are ready.

When you press a key, the downloaded file starts to extract and copy the files. Continue to insert the blank disks as you are prompted to do so until all six disks are created. If the process is interrupted, you must run the downloaded program file again to create all six disks.

Make sure to label each disk appropriately with the number that is specified by the program. You must use the disks in the correct order during the Setup process. Use the Setup disks After you create all six disks, insert the first disk in the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer. The computer must be configured to boot from the floppy disk drive. You may have to modify the BIOS settings on your computer to do this.

Download the Setup disk program file

Windows XP original release

For information about the Setup boot disk versions that are available for download, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Note Windows XP CD-ROMs that include SP1 have the text "Includes Service Pack 1" on the CD-ROM.

For information about the Setup boot disk versions that are available for download, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

Windows XP Home Edition SP1

Windows XP Professional SP1

Windows XP
Computer Hardware

What are non-specific drivers questions?

This is a holding question for questions that are spelled in an incomprehensible manner, do not use proper grammar, do not give enough information about the device, or do not specify which operating system they need a driver for.

Windows XP

How do you disable the login prompt in Windows XP Home?

1. Click Start and Run

2. Type "Control Userpasswords2" and press enter.

3. Uncheck the box for "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."

4. Click Apply and Ok.

If a password has been set for a user, it is required to continue from the Welcome screen to the user's desktop.

To remove the password (you need to be an administrative user of the computer to do this), click Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, and choose the user's icon.

Enter the old password and leave the new password boxes empty.

There is also a bug in the early .NET framework that forced the Welcome screen to appear even if there was only one user and he/she had no password. Supplementary downloads fixed this problem so be sure to update your XP Home Edition with the latest patches and service packs at their Update site (

Also, if your PC is managed by power options, it may require a user to re-login if the computer has gone to sleep or goes to standby. This option can be disabled by clicking Start, Control Panel, Power Options. Under the Advanced tab, uncheck the "Prompt for password when returning from Standby" choice.

Alternatively, you can do the following:

1. Click Start, Control Panel.

2. From Pick a Category, click on User Accounts.

3. From Pick a Control Panel Icon, click User Accounts.

4. From Pick a Task, click Choose the Way Users Log on or off.

5. From Select Logon and Logoff Options, deselect (uncheck) the Use the Welcome Screen box.

6. Click Apply Options Button.

This will also work if the problem was caused by the .NET framework mentioned above. Please note that this will disable the Use Fast User Switching option.

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How to install HAN YI PIN YI into xp?

If you are referring to 汉语拼音 han(4) yu(3) pin(4) yin(1) on Windows XP, the default Windows XP installation should have language keyboard included. Go to Control Panel --> Regional and Language Options --> Select Keyboards and Languages --> Change or add keyboard. Use the contextual help there for assistance.

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How do you change the Windows XP FTP port?

This actually doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If your trying to listen in on an FTP port, then it's 21. If you are running an FTP server, then the option is in your software. If you are just trying to connect to an FTP server on a non-standard port than using a colon and the port after the host will work fine. If your question is referring to allowing another port into the built-in firewall, then just add a port and call it what you want. If you could provide me with more information I might be able to help you further.


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