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Help my windows xp is doing all weird things i ve tryed every thing and now just want to take a hammer to it from the start up menu to just logging on i cant use anything i have tryed everything on switching it on very slow ,icons the pictures have disappered when i click on them nothing happens to go on line i have to go to start click internet the internet page will appear then i have to click on tools and dial a conection icant open almost every thing

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Do you have virus/spyware protection? and make sure its up to date. Sounds like a virus. run:

do full system virus scan. to prove its a virus/spyware restart in safemode, if everything is fine in safemode its a virus.

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Hi I have another computer a windows xp and I forgot my password what can I do without paying money to recover it do I need to make a system repair disk on this computer

The first thing you can do is try accessing the Administrator account. To make this easier, boot into Safe Mode, and login as Administrator. Turn on the computer, and keep tapping F8 as soon the the bios/post/splash screen is passed, you have to do this quickly. If you do this correctly, you'll see the Windows Advanced Boot Menu, hightlight the Safe Mode using your keyboard's up/down arrow keys and press enter to select and start booting. Wait until you see the the Windows xp welcome screen, select "Administrator" and proceed, if you see any warning message, click "Ok" or "yes", once you are logged in, right-click "My Computer", select "Manage". The Computer Management window will open up, now locate "Local Users and Groups", click the "+" sign beside it and again click "Users", look at the right-pane, you'll see your username (the username you've forgotten your password), right-click your username, and click "Set Password" or if "Reset Password" is available, click it. Set a new password and there you go, you now have reset your windows xp password. Please note that if you have any "encrypted" files or folders, you may be having problem opening them, but if you don't know what is encrypted in Windows, I guess you didn't do that.

Once everything is done, restart your computer and login to your account.

If in case your Administrator account has a password, you won't be able to do this, in many instances, the Administrator password is "admin" (without quotes), so you can try with it, otherwise you'll need a tool like Ophrack or Nt Password reset tool to get this done.

Let me know if you need further help..

Good Luck.

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May 26, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Log on/off windows XP home edition

I think you should have been little more clear about your question.
I think you might be facing the problem with logon and logoff .
If the Icons are not displayed in the start menu. Then follow the steps below.
Right click the start
select properties
in this pop up menu click on Classic start menu.
Then click on customise icon.
in this list check(select) the log off text.
click ok
again click Apply and Ok.
Now you go to start and see there would be a log off icon in start menu.

Nov 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I restarted my computer cause it was being slow. i restarted it and it came up to the log in screen normally. then i logged in. and it went to a blue screen with just the mouse. nothing else. only thing i...

When the computer is booting up repeatedly press the F8 key it will give you a boot up menu - which includes use last known good system, and safe mode...

Only use last good known configuration if you have done nothing to the system like install new software etc... if you have installed new software, updated drivers etc go into safe mode and undelete them...

Its usually a good idea to use the boot logging feature which can often tell you what's gone wrong.

If this helped you please vote!

Oct 06, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Bought a used pc, do not have password for windows log-on. cannot get to bios, no boot up cd. what now?

Most XP machines have a built in administrator account that normally does not have a password.

You can try pressing F8 before Windows starts up to go into the XP bootup menu.

Choose Safe mode

Once into safe mode you should either see an 'Administrator' account listed, or just type in Administrator and do not type a password. If that works, go to Start-->Control Panel-->User Accounts. From there you can create a new user account for you to use with administrative privileges.

If that doesn't work, try downloading a password reset utility, such as the one at

Hope this helps

Jul 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Boot loader problem

I beleive that you are installed windows first and linux second,then dual booting will be configured automatically ,means linux will install the grub (boot loader)and configure it with what all Os u have.If your system is not booting and showing grub menu do one thing ,boot it from a linux cd and reinstall grub.

Oct 31, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Run as not working

Unfortunately XP Pro doesn't have a fully functional Run As command. If you try and make a request for certain system functions it will always authenticate as the current explorer user. The solution is rather odd and cumbersome. Say I was logged into Arthur but wanted to run control panel as Keech then I would follow the directions below.
1. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\ and Run As cmd.exe as Keech 2. Open Task Manager and kill the process explorer.exe 3. In your command window type C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe and press enter 4. Open control panel normally
5. All done!

Sep 09, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Taskbar and start menu

do a system restore to a point before that happened:
restart in safe mode and follow these tips.

Nov 29, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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About windows XP editing

Use a hexeditor to edit START menu Name. To download hexeditor find on Google. then find our Explorer.exe file. IT contains the start menu data. Make a copy of explorer.exe in C:\ and then edit it with the help of hexeditor. Alternative: Download Windows boost from you can easily alter start menu and other things.

Oct 09, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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My windows xp keep rebooting after shutdown

You should be able to change this setting in the PC bios menu. Windows XP should interact with this and change it automatically, but it occasionally doesn't. If you have trouble finding the appropriate menu and changing it, please post back with details of your PC (ideally motherboard make and model) and we can hopefully talk you through it. When the computer starts up, there should be a screen before the windows XP screen which says something like "press f8 to enter BIOS setup", but all machines are a little different. If you can get into the BIOS setup, only change things which you are sure you know what they will do, or you can cause all sorts of problems. Hope this helps, post back with system details if you need more :)

Jul 02, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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