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Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 MrBruce1959 MrBruce1959 My cat Oreo BC Advisor 6,376 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Norwich, Connecticut. or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. What is strange is I have 8 usb ports on my dell 8250. Anyway I spent about 5 hours on it (I'm stubborn I know) and all I know is that my laser mouse worked like a charm, then I tried installing Intellipoint 8.1 http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/54859-45-computer-complete-mess

Then copy back the data files.-- RockMS MVP Windows - Shell/User AnonymousJul 30, 2005, 9:43 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)I've restored Windows (not done a clean re-install) and the Or take the machine to a professional computer repairshop (not your local equivalent of BigStoreUSA). If this was for the sake of security, that'd be one thing.

  • Instead, this book is aimed squarely at people who, through no fault of their own, have ended up with Windows XP installed on their computer and they want some guidance on
  • MalkeJul 30, 2005, 11:11 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)ChrisD wrote:> I've restored Windows (not done a clean re-install) and the problem> hasn't been fixed.
  • Completely removing it from the system let it work for about 5 minutes until it re-enabled itself and the system blue-screened.
  • So now I have a PC which has got> bits of this and that on it, which seems to have slowed right down and STILL> hasn't got a taskbar displaying correctly.
  • Always - Always have a full and complete backupl.-- RockMS MVP Windows - Shell/User AnonymousJul 30, 2005, 11:57 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)"Rock" wrote in messagenews:[email protected]> ChrisD wrote:>>
  • Moral of the> story- don't panicGlad you got it sorted.
  • Please don't tell me I have to do a full> re-install!OK, I won't.
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  • The bonus is that re-installing Windows has allowed me> > to open links in some web sites which previously I couldn't, so another> > problem solved!
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Instead, this book is aimed squarely at people who, through no fault of their own, have ended up with Windows XP installed on their computer and they...https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Complete_Idiot_s_Guide_to_Windows_XP.html?id=mftyC3MzaQQC&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. Several functions may not work. Preview this book » What people are saying-Write a reviewWe haven't found any reviews in the usual places.Selected pagesPage 1Title PageTable of ContentsIndexContentsA Few Things You Need to Know1 Part 2

Edited by cvcooper, 28 February 2011 - 03:41 PM. In the end the answer was ridiculously simple. If that is not applicable: Downloadand install TweakUI For Windows XP, one of the Microsoft Powertoys for Windows XP?You can find it at:http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspxtweakui.exe is located on the right side of the http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/382166/complete-mess-with-microsoft-mousexp-sp3/ One of his newest craft projects is glycerin soap making, which comes in handy for gift baskets.

Moral of the story- don't panic MalkeJul 30, 2005, 12:49 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)ChrisD wrote:> > > Thanks for replies. Copyright 1996-2017 Ziff Davis, LLC.PCMag Digital Group All Rights Reserved. The book provides information in several formats, all integrated with theory, tutorials, procedures, tips and comprehensive. I can't see anything on that screen that would indicate I messed something up.

Despite all of this, McFedries still, inexplicably, has a life. Well I copied the drivers.cab file into it from my original XP sp1 disc. You probably should run the System File Checker, but it maywant an operating system cd. He has writing in his blood, having produced 51 books and over 200 articles to date.

Then I locked the taskbar and it doesn't disappear> now. check over here Always - Always have a full and complete backupl.>> --> Rock> MS MVP Windows - Shell/UserAmen. AnonymousJul 29, 2005, 5:22 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)Long story: The taskbar suddenly started disappearing and I followed a few links to a 3P utility that got it back, Among the dozen or so Windows 10 systems I've used and maintained, I've had all three happen to me.

In the end the answer was ridiculously simple. The> taskbar problem seemed to start after I downloaded a fix from MS following a> separate problem I was having when I did "Restart". In fairness, they alternate with banal test strings like "couldn't complete the updates." Users have a choice of doing a deep dive into log files, or Googling the hex error code http://midsolutions.org/windows-xp/windows-xp-mode-cannot-complete-setup.html According to the latest usage figures from NetMarketShare, it still has over 10 percent of the market.

Please try the request again. But not everyone has that flexibility. When asked what made him an expert on Windows XP, McFedries responded: "If XP crashes, I know how to get it started again with a well-aimed kick." "My mouse skills are

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You can tell them to occur outside "active hours," but you can only have up to 12 active hours per day (and who is Microsoft to tell me when I want What's strange is I can't re-create the missing system file message when installing 8.1 for whatever reason. Everything was fine and I doubt that is part of the problem but thought I'd mention it because maybe I changed something I was not supposed to. Microsoft used to provide a lot more of this information, so it is definitely capable of it.

Then I locked the taskbar and it doesn't disappear now. Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

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Glad it's fixed, and double ditto on Malke's backup comment. Back to top #6 ghead ghead Topic Starter Members 103 posts OFFLINE Gender:Not Telling Local time:02:30 AM Posted Yesterday, 03:35 PM Yeah tried that and to correct it, it has Mar17 SpaceX's latest satellite mission may be its last non-reusable launch Mar17 About ExtremeTech Advertising Contact ExtremeTech Terms of Use Privacy Policy Ziff Davis Accessibility Statement Use of this site is The taskbar problem seemed to start after I downloaded a fix from MS following a separate problem I was having when I did "Restart".

I tried using windows install clean up as well. That can be mildly frustrating when the updates actually work but, in a version of Groundhog Day, Windows 10 will do this over and over again -- every day -- if A few months ago we wrote about the Missed Features Installer (MFI) for Windows 10, a 1.3GB ISO file which adds a ton of third-party programs to Windows 10, such as Hopefully Microsoft will pay as much attention to these not-very-catchy fundamental issues as it is to the eye-candy it has planned for next year's "Creators' Update."Now read: Windows 10: The best hidden

Register now! Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15061 for PC arrives on the Fast ringHuawei MateBook Windows 10 PCs and MediaPad Android tablets get price cutsRiot Isolator is a versatile but quirky security The process got part the way through and then failed with some message about a library??? This fix was apparently part of SP2.

As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged This completely revised edition covers both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. Bibliographic informationTitleMicrosoft Windows XP: Complete Concepts and Techniques, Service Pack 2Shelly Cashman series, Gary B. We could have done a fresh install, but of course the forced update would have crashed it again.Updates can also cause more subtle problems, including suddenly inaccessible network storage devices, and

Sometimes the situation can be fixed by Windows' own repair utilities, sometimes with a third-party utility (at some additional expense), and sometimes not at all. Taskbar problems Can't find your answer ? New Members: Please click here for the Bleeping Computer Forum Board RulesMy Career Involves 37 Years as an Electronics Repair Technician, to Which I am Currently Retired From.I Am Currently Using