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Xp files ---poof-gone!

All my xp files are gone. I can't shut down my computer unless i do it manually and press off. Can I redownload xp and not loose my files? thank you

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Re: xp files ---poof-gone!

Is there anyne free downloads of windows xp home edition coz my cd is naffed n i cant do anything wiv it know.. if you can please tell me asap thanks

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

Re: xp files ---poof-gone!

Try downloading ani(virus,trojan,malware,spyware,etc) programmes if link needed contact would be waste formatting ur xp

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

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Re: xp files ---poof-gone!

XP is probably your best bet. Unless you were looking to "upgrade" to vista, or were looking to try out one of the many versions of linux. I wouldnt sujest linux for the everyday user because although its been making huge hurdles, it still is for a more advanced user. As for your files, if you still have access to any i would sujest backing them up on a CD or DVD. if they have disapeared off your computer you could also try a file recovery program such as norton ghost. It will scan your harddrive for "ghost images" or what used to be your files. You could also format and then run the file recovery program, but i warn you that in alot of cases when it restores old deleted files they are damaged and will not work correctly.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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Installed xp pro over xp home on same partition. data(excel & word files) not being seen. How do find these files?

you need to put the xp on you want shut the computer down restart the computer press f6 and it will start to formatte just follow instrushions dear

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May 11, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional Full...


How To Remove A Virus From Your Computer

Requirements: On an uninfected PC connected to the Internet, download the following programs to a thumbdrive. We will need this to fix the infected computer.
  1. Shut down the computer as soon as you realize there is a problem. Pop-ups, program errors, dll errors, fake Anti-Virus scanners, and similar are signs there is a problem. Shut down the computer normally, or hold the power button in until the computer shuts off.
  2. Power on the computer, and hit F8 before the Windows Startup screen appears. Select Safe Mode.
  3. Login if asked to, if not select Yes to continue.
  4. Click on the Start menu, select Run, type msconfig and press Ok, or type msconfig into the Start menu search box and press Enter.
  5. Under the General tab, select Diagnostic Startup. Press Apply.
  6. Under the Services tab, check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, and uncheck any services you don't recognize in the window.
  7. Under the Startup tab, select Disable All. Press Apply and Ok.
  8. Don't restart the computer yet.
  9. The System Restore Utility backs up selected files automatically to the Restore folder. Quite often are infected files stored there as backup files, and many Virus Scanners are unable to delete these files. If you suspect your computer may be infected, it is recommended that you disable the System Restore Utility to remove the infected files from the Restore folder.Select your OS for directions on how to disable the System Restore Utility - XP, Vista, 7
  10. While in Safe Mode, insert your USB thumbdrive and open it in My Computer.
  11. Open Combofix.exe, select Ok when it asks. Let Combofix scan and remove any infections it finds. It should restart the computer when it is done. When it restarts, boot up into Windows normally.
  12. Login if asked to, open your thumbdrive in My Computer again, and run Combofix.exe once more.
  13. Open up SmitFraudFix.exe from your thumbdrive. Press any key to continue when asked. Type 2, and press enter. When the scan is complete, restart your computer.
  14. If you had a fake Anti-Virus Scanner infection, open up Remove Fake Antivirus.exe from your thumbdrive. Press Start, and press Yes. When the scan and removal is Complete, restart the computer again.
  15. Install Microsoft Security Essentials, or your choice of Anti-Virus Software when the computer returns back to the desktop.
  16. Restart if asked to, and when the computer restarts, run a Full Scan in Microsoft Security Essentials.

on Feb 25, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I have no idea how this file appeared onmy EXT HD, but I want it gone. I am running Windows XP Home Edition on my Laptop. When I try to delete the file from my EXT HD, the belwo error message...

I would recommend shutting down and restarting your computer to make sure that no instance of this file is up or running. You can also check the status of this file to see if it is in use by pressing ctl + alt + del. This should bring up your task manager, look through the processes and see if this file is being used, and if it is you can right click on the file and select "end Process", or "end process tree". If it does not appear here, or you still can not delete the file from this point, you can download a tool called Unlocker. This tool does what it's name specifies. Once downloaded you can delete the file, and if there is an issue deleting it, a window will pop up asking what you want to do, select delete and the file should be able to be accessed for deletion! Hope this helps

Sep 21, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Daewoo CT6720-C25 Computer continually freezing

Remove temp files from computer. Press windows key + R then you can see type in run "%tmp%" without "" then press enter then remove all temp files.Type in run "prefetch" without "' then press enter remove all prefetch files. Type in run "chkdsk /r" then press enter then press "y" then restart computer then it fix errors on harddrive. Scan computer updated antivirus it is best antivirus. Download it's free version from below link. Click here Download and install then update it from internet. Then scan computer in boot time avast scanner. Then check. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

Jul 29, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Windows XP stops at "shutting down"....

It seems to me that You need to uncheck the "delete paging file at shutdown". Deleting the paging file slows the shutdown of Your system considerably.

Jan 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Windows XP professional loop

Glad to hear you have your OS disc handy... let's try this:

Insert your XP CD and when it asks if you want to boot from the CD, press any key (ENTER) to do so. When asked, press ENTER ("To setup Windows XP now") and follow these steps...

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press "R"
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press "F3".
Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console". You Do Not want to load the Recovery Console.
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press "R" to start the repair.
((Note: If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read Warning#2! ))

Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and at some point the system will reboot. When this happens, you want to now allow the system to boot from the hard disk but leave the CD in the drive. So do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Hope that helps.
Good luck!

Sep 09, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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File is corrupt

This usually happens when something happens during the transfer. Try to redownload it.

Jul 05, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Microsoft office 2003

you can redownload trials for microsoft office from:

Your computer running really slow could be from a million different things, you can't post vague questions and not get vague answers.

May 01, 2008 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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My computer doesn't turn off

I don't quite understand ya question exactly... However I think I have found wat ya need. Please find below some Shutdown troubleshooting links to help with ya problem...

Sep 05, 2007 | Operating Systems

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Add/Remove Hardware Window Won't Go Away

Ctrl+alt+delete and go to the processes tab and shut down explorer.exe then go to the applications tab and press new task and start explorer.exe. the add/remove window should be gone. If not then you should tell your mom to cover her eyes while you restart :)

Aug 23, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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