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Change the Amount of Time Before Programs Time Out


When an application hangs and no longer responds, XP displays a dialog box that prompts you to kill the application or wait a while longer. By default, the dialog box appears after the application hasn't responded for five seconds.
This can cause problems. For example, if a program is doing heavy-duty calculations in the background, it won't respond until the calculation is done, so the operating system will report that the application is hung, even though it isn't. You can use a Registry hack to increase or decrease the amount of time it takes before XP reports that the program has hung.
Run the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. Select the HungAppTimeout entry and edit it to input a new value, in milliseconds. The default is 5000. Exit the Registry. You may need to reboot for the new setting to take effect. Try increasing the number in increments of 1,000 until you find a number that works.

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What is a dialogue box and how do I close it?


A dialog box is a temporary window an application creates to retrieve user input. An application typically uses dialog boxes to prompt the user for additional information for menu items. A dialog box usually contains one or more controls (child windows) with which the user enters text, chooses options, or directs the action.

In most of the cases, you can close a dialog box by clicking on the 'X' button located on the top-left corner of the box. Else, you can click on the options like 'Close' or similar ones (if applicable).

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Mar 01, 2015 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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displays sys error session manager initialization terminated unexpectedly status of 0xc00026c (0x00000000 0x00000000)


smss.exe is the process that manages sessions in Windows Computer. This is the session manager subsystem, which is responsible for starting the user session. This process is initiated by the main system thread and is responsible for various activities, including launching the Winlogon and Win32 (Csrss.exe) processes, and setting system variables. After it has launched these processes, it waits for either Winlogon or Csrss to end. If this happens normally, the system shuts down; if it happens unexpectedly, smss.exe causes the system to stop responding (hang).

In this case, I suggest that you start the "smss.exe" process manually from the Task Manager. You can press the "Ctrl+Shift+Esc" together to display the Task Manger window. Then, click on the Applications tab then the "new task" tab located at the bottom. In the New task dialog box, please type "smss.exe" and click OK.

However, you can also perform System Restore to restore the Windows System files to the time when it operated normally. Performing System restore will not delete any saved data however, all the installed programs after the selected restored point will be unistalled and require to reinstall them.

Jul 11, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Canon PIXMA MP190 'not responding'


There are possible causes of this not responding status message you get. you will try out these option i have listed here and see which one resolves the problem. after each one, try to print from a file and from the web.
1. Configure driver to correct printer port
On the 'Ports' tab of 'Printer Properties' window, select the correct port for the printer driver.
From the Windows desktop, open the printer's properties window.
Click the Ports tab.
Below 'Print to the following port(s)' section, select the port to which your printer is connected.
Click 'Apply' to accept the changes.

Click General tab and then click 'Print Test Page' to confirm the changes corrected the issue.
2. Checking USB Connections
You should disconnect and reconnect the USB cable at both ends to ensure there is a secure connection on the device side as well as the computer side. It may also be necessary to try a different USB port on the computer. Additionally, you may need to disconnect other USB devices, temporarily, in order to determine if a conflict exists.
Disconnect one end of the cable and then reseat it ensuring the cable is firmly seated into the USB port. If the USB cable is plugged into a hub instead of directly into the computer, try connecting the USB cable directly into the computer.
Repeat step one to reseat the cable on the other end.
3. If there is still no communication, then it may be necessary to try a different USB cable or a different port on the computer.
when you are through, restart the system.
4. Uninstall and Reinstall the Driver
If the MP Navigator or the MP drivers are no longer required, or if they are not installed correctly, uninstall them.
Caution: Uninstalling means deleting software, such as MP drivers, from the computer. Once the software has been deleted the unit cannot be used through the computer until the software has been reinstalled.
Note: Login as a user with Administrator privileges to uninstall . Turn off any programs running in the background, such as antivirus programs and firewalls before begining.
Select 'Program' (for Windows 2000), or 'All Programs' (for Windows XP / Vista) from the Start menu.
Select the name of the printer model to remove and select 'Uninstall.'
When the MP Drivers Uninstaller window is displayed, click 'Perform.'
When the confirmation window is displayed, click 'Yes.'
When the Uninstallation Complete window is displayed, click 'Complete.'
5. Reinstall the Drivers
Note:
The MP drivers can be installed using Easy Install or Custom Install.
Easy Install automatically installs the software which is in the CD-ROM.
This method is recommended if you are a first-time user.
Custom Install allows you to select the software programs from MP Drivers, Application Software, and On-screen Manual.
Login as a user with Administrator privileges to install on WindowsXP/Vista/2000.
Close any antivirus software that may be running prior to installing the drivers.
Turn off the printer and disconnect the cable connecting the computer and the printer.
Insert CD-ROM in the computer. (The CD-ROM will start automatically and the following window will be displayed on the screen.)
If the setup program does not start automatically, click 'Start' and go to 'My Computer', then double-click the CD-ROM icon.
If you use Windows Vista, select 'Computer' from the Start menu, then double-click the icon of the CD-ROM.
At the main installation window, click 'Easy Install' or 'Custom Install'.
When selecting Easy Install:
(A) Click 'Easy Install'.
(B) Click 'Install' in the following window.

* Display varies according to the printer model.
When selecting Custom Install:
(A) Click 'Custom Install'.
(B) When the following window is displayed, click 'MP Drivers' and the application software to be installed, and then click 'Next'.
* Display varies according to the printer model.
When the License Agreement window is displayed, read the content carefully and click 'Yes'.
The installation will start.
Messages may be displayed during the installation of the application software.
Follow the instructions on the window and continue the installation.

When the Printer Connection window appears, connect the printer to the computer and power on the printer.
Note: If the installation cannot proceed even after 2 minutes, stop the installation by following the procedures below and start from the beginning again.
1) Click 'Cancel' at the Printer Connection window then click 'Start Over' at the Installation Failure window.
2) At the window to install the driver / applications appears, click 'Back' then click 'Exit'.
3) Restart the computer.
4) Install the printer driver again.

For Windows XP, at the Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box, confirm Install the software automatically (Recommended) is selected, then click 'Next'.
Note: The Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box may be behind the Printer Connection window.
In this case, click 'Found New Hardware Wizard' button on the task bar to display the window.

After the files are copied automatically and the dialog box Completing Found New Hardware Wizard window appears, click 'Finish'.

If the Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears again, click 'Finish' again.

At the Print Head Alignment window, click 'Execute'.
Note:
* The Execute button may not appear for all models. In that case, skip to step 13.
* The Print Head Alignment can also be done after the installation of the printer driver.

When the Start Print Head Alignment window appears, load one sheet of A4 or letter size plain paper in the sheet feeder and click 'Print Head Alignment'.

At the Do not start another operation until current one has finished dialog box, click 'OK'.

When the pattern is printed, click 'Next' at the Print Head Alignment dialog box.

At the Installation Results dialog box, check the content then click 'Next'.

The installation of the MP drivers and application has completed. Proceed to the Canon user registration.

If you want to register now, click 'Register'. If not, click 'Next'.
Registration can be done after the MP drivers installation.

Then, Inkjet Extended Survey Program will be launched. If you agree, click 'Agree'. If you do not agree, click 'Do not agree'.

At the Installation completed successfully dialog box, click 'Exit'.

Note: When the Restart button appears, confirm that Restart the system now (recommended) is checked then click 'Restart'.

May 22, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

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I could not install the driver for pd1100 webcam on my windows XP machine. It say it is not licences with microsoft. What can I do? How can I install it?


Hiya Sivamathy,

1. Do not connect the webcam to your computer before installing the drivers. If you accidentally begin installation with the webcam connected, the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears. Click the Cancel button.
2. Insert the disk. If you are definitely having problems with the drivers on that disk, then download this updated driver pack. It is a zip file you must unpack to a folder.

http://blog.benjarriola.com/Vibra.zip

3. Click the names of the drivers and applications you want to install on your computer.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. You may be asked, after an application is installed, if you want to restart you computer. Do not restart your computer until all the drivers and applications are installed.
5. Connect the webcam's USB cable to an available USB port on your computer and wait for Windows to detect the device.
6. When the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears, select Install the software automatically (Recommended), and then click the Next button.
7. When a Microsoft warning dialog box appears, ignore the message and click the Continue Anyway button.
8.Installation will complete.
9. Check the image in the Video preview pane of the Vibra Webcam Camera Configuration dialog box. If it flickers or displays a series of dark bands, click the Cancel Flicker button.
10. Click the Finish botton, and reboot if necessary.
When you boot up, you can check the Device Manager (Control Panel>System>DeviceManager). Click the plus(+) sign next to the Imaging Device icon. The entry "Vibra Webcam" should appear.

Done!
Hope this helps :)

Chris (ziraffa)

Dec 21, 2008 | Creative Labs Vibra Webcam

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