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Windows xp home edition OS -- windows explorer either will not open or only opens to basic screen and when click on file the screen blanks and then returns to desktop. Just started after 5 years of no problems. Only new program is Bejeweled 2. CCleaner ran and no joy.

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Some virii and other malwares will cause your condition. Antivirus programs no matter how good will get swamped by malware preventing them from fully functioning against the Malware infestations.
Suggest installation of MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware, run them concurrently ( at the same time ). Scan and clean with the two programs, reboot, then scan and clean again. You should notice your Antivirus join with the two antimalware programs to detect and clean your infestation ( if that is what is causing your problem and I think that it might be ). If you don't already have an antivirus program, recommend Avast Home Free, not AVG.
You should notice a strong difference after performing the procedures I have recommended. The malwares hide very efficiently from antivirus programs.
All programs I have recommended are FREE or can be used in a free mode of operation.

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Windows media player won't work


Which operating system ? Which version of Media player ?
Though designed with Windows 7 in mind, Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11) is fully compatible with Windows XP.

The trick is knowing which version of WMP 11 to download.
Different versions of the software exist not only for Windows 7, Vista, and XP, but also for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP.

Additionally, WMP 11 is only compatible with XP if it is using Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3. Before downloading the appropriate installation file, you will need to verify which version your system requires.

Open the "Start" menu.
Open "My Computer."

Click "Help", then select "About Windows."
This will display a window with system information.

Find the listing that specifies your Service Pack. If you are operating without Service Pack 2 or 3, you will need to install one (see Resources).


Open the "Start" menu and click "Run." Within the text field, type "winmsd.exe."

Click "OK." Select "System Summary."
Find the heading labeled "Item."

Under this heading should be the word "Processor."
The value associated with "Processor" will determine which version of Windows XP you are running.

If the value begins with "x86," you are running a 32-bit version.
If it begins with "ia64" or "AMD64," then you are running a 64-bit version.

Download the Windows Media Player installation file that matches your version of Windows (see Below).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

Open the file once it has finished downloading.
This will launch the installation wizard.

Follow the onscreen instructions to install WMP 11.
The program should now run normally.
How to Fix Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is the home entertainment hub on a Windows computer.
With Media Center, you can play live television, songs, DVDs and slideshows.

It is preinstalled on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

From time to time, users run into issues trying to play audio or video files, or with an extender connected to Media Center.

Extenders are devices that allow you to "extend" the Media Center onto a TV screen or larger display.

The Xbox 360 gaming console is an example of an extender.
Launch Windows Media Center from your computer's Start menu.

Scroll down to "Music" on the Media Center home screen.
Select "Music library."

If you find an empty folder under "Music Library," navigate to the folder on your hard drive that stores your music file and add it to Media Center's library.

If the problem isn't an empty folder, look at the file extension on the music file that won't play. Media Center can't play files with unknown or incompatible extensions.

If you find a questionable extension, skip that file. Click once on another file with a different extension, one you know is compatible with Media Center, and then click "Open" to test if you can play that one.

Media Center will play MP3, CDA, WAV and other music file formats.
Open Windows Media Player from the Start menu if you receive a codec error while trying to play either audio or video files.

If you open the file in Media Player, the codec will download automatically.
You should then be able to play the file in Media Center.

Troubleshoot your firewall settings if a Media Center extender doesn't work.
You'll have a problem using an extender if Windows Firewall blocks it.

Go to "Control Panel" from the Start menu and double-click on "Windows Firewall."
Click on "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall."

Click to check "Media Center Extenders."
Click on "Apply."

Check external speaker cables to make sure they're connected if you can't hear any sound. Check the computer's volume settings by clicking on the "VOL+" icon at the bottom right corner of the main Media Center screen to make sure the volume is not turned off or down too low.

You may need to reconfigure your speakers if you're having volume or sound issues.
Scroll down to "Tasks" in the Media Center home screen and select "Settings."

Click on "General" and select "Windows Media Center Setup."
Click on "Set Up Your Speakers."

Follow the on-screen prompts to reconfigure your speakers.

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You cannot print or print preview Web pages in Internet Explorer on Windows


<b>Symptom:</b><br /> <p>When you try to print a Web page in Internet Explorer 7 or in Internet Explorer 8 on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows 7, the Print</b> dialog box disappears, and nothing is printed. <br /><br />Additionally, if you print preview a Web page, the Print Preview page may be blank except for the page number in the header and a file path and date in the footer. The file path resembles the following: <br /> <p>File://C:\Users\&lt;username&gt;\AppData\Local\Temp\Low\RU4GX5A5.htm <br /> <b>Cause:</b><br /> This issue can occur if the "C:\Users\&lt;username&gt;\AppData\Local\Temp\Low" folder has been deleted. Some applications, such as disk cleanup utilities, can delete this folder during their cleanup process. <br /><br /><b>Note: </b>&lt;username&gt; refers to the currently logged on user who is experiencing the issue.<br /> <b>Resolution:</b><br /> To resolve this issue, follow the methods that are listed in this section starting with Method 1. <br /> <p><b>Method 1: Restart Internet Explorer</b><br /> loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); <ol> <li>Close all instances of Internet Explorer. <li>Restart Internet Explorer. <li>Print or print preview a Web page in Internet Explorer. </li></ol> If this method does not resolve the issue, go to the next method. <br /> <p><b>Method 2: Re-create the missing folder</b><br /> loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); <ol> <li>Close all instances of Internet Explorer. <li> Click Start</b>, type <span>%Temp%</span> in the Start Search</b> box, and then click the Temp</b> folder in the list. <br /> <li>If you are running Windows Vista, click New Folder</b> on the Organize</b> menu.<br /><br />If you are running Windows 7, click New Folder</b> on the main menu. <li>Type <span>Low</span> for the folder name, and then press ENTER. <li>Close the Windows Explorer window, start Internet Explorer, and then print or print preview a Web page. </li></ol> If this method does not resolve the issue, go to the next method. <br /> <p><b>Method 3: Reset low integrity level on the Low folder </b><br /> loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); <ol> <li> Click Start</b>, click All Programs</b>, and then click Accessories</b>. <br /> <li>Right-click Command Prompt</b>, and then click Run as administrator</b>. <li> At the command prompt, type the following command and then press ENTER: <br /> <p><span>ICACLS "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low" /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low</span><br /> <li>Restart the computer. <li>Print or print preview a Web page in Internet Explorer. </li></ol> <b>The information in this article applies to:</b><br /> <ul> <li> Windows Internet Explorer 7, when used with: <br /> <ul> <li>Windows 7 Enterprise <li>Windows 7 Enterprise E <li>Windows 7 Home Basic <li>Windows 7 Home Premium <li>Windows 7 Home Premium E <li>Windows 7 Professional <li>Windows 7 Professional E <li>Windows 7 Starter <li>Windows 7 Starter E <li>Windows 7 Ultimate <li>Windows 7 Ultimate E <li>Windows Vista Business <li>Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition <li>Windows Vista Enterprise <li>Windows Vista Home Basic <li>Windows Vista Home Basic Beta <li>Windows Vista Home Premium <li>Windows Vista Starter <li>Windows Vista Ultimate </li></ul> <li> Windows Internet Explorer 8, when used with: <br /> <ul> <li>Windows 7 Enterprise <li>Windows 7 Enterprise E <li>Windows 7 Home Basic <li>Windows 7 Home Premium <li>Windows 7 Home Premium E <li>Windows 7 Professional <li>Windows 7 Professional E <li>Windows 7 Starter <li>Windows 7 Starter E <li>Windows 7 Ultimate <li>Windows 7 Ultimate E <li>Windows Vista Business <li>Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition <li>Windows Vista Enterprise <li>Windows Vista Home Basic <li>Windows Vista Home Premium <li>Windows Vista Starter <li>Windows Vista Ultimate </li></ul></li></ul>

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Hidden Back-up utility


Win XP Tip,

Insert your windows XP disc into your PC.

Click exit if your installation screen comes up.

Now go too your CD drive in *My Computer*. Right-click and select open.

Choose VALUE ADD\MSFT\NT BACK-UP FILE.

In the *files of type* drop down list be sure that *select all files* is on.

Click on the NTBACK-UP.msi file and click okay.

Click the finish button and now go over too the start button\ALL PROGRAMS\ACCESSORIES\SYSTEM TOOLS\ and there it is now.. BACK-UP FILES...

Great little tool that Microsoft never should have hidden.


Win XP Tip, Rename Multiple Files

A new, small, neat feature for winXP deals with renaming files. I personally have always wanted the OS to include a way to do a mass file renaming on a bunch of files. You can now rename multiple files at once in WinXP. Its real simple:

1. Select several files in Explorer, press F2 and rename one of those files to something else. All the selected files get renamed to the new file name (plus a number added to the end).

2. Thats it. Simple huh.

I would recommend that you only have the files you want to rename in the directory your working in. I would also recommend that until you get used to this neat little trick that you save copies of the files in a safe location while your getting the hang of it.

Ever wonder what's going on behind that splash screen? Well, now you can find out!

Right click My Computer, Properties, Advanced, Startup and Recovery, Edit. Edit BOOT.INI. Add "/SOS" right after "/fastdetect" with a space between. The line will look something like this:


multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /SOS
. Then you're finished. The first part, multi(0)..... may not be the same on your machine. Upon restarting, the splash screen will be gone. It can be re-enabled by removing the new switch.

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Cannot record sigmatele soundcard in windowsxp pro


Dell Suport > Dimension E510 Desktop PC > Drivers and Downloads>

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19

Look in the box under the Operating System subheading -
Windows Vista 32-bit.
The download page automatically opens to Vista 32-bit.

Left-click on the blue Down Arrow, to the right of the box.
In the drop down list, left-click on Windows XP.
(Works for both Home Edition, and Pro Edition)

Click on the blue Down Arrow to the left of - Audio (3)
Go down to the third file listed in blue - SIGMATEL - Driver
Go across, and left-click on - Download File

In the pop-up window make sure there is a green dot in the small circle, to the left of - For Single File Download via Browser.
If not left-click in the small circle.

Now go to the bottom of the pop-up window, and click on -
Download Now in the blue oval.
A small window will come up on the right -
Opening R114282.EXE

Left-click on Save File
Another small window will come up on the left.
In the heading at the top of the window, tells you where the file will download to.

Using Windows XP as an example;
(Doesn't matter if it's Home Edition or Pro Edition),

It may have Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads, in the wording.

Desktop: The driver file will be on your desktop screen.
My Documents: Left-click on Start, then My Documents

Downloads: Left-click on Start, then My Documents.
DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

When you see the file name DOUBLE-click on it.
(Yes the file is OK, if a Microsoft 'Squawk Box' comes up. Click on RUN )

The Installation Wizard will appear. At the bottom of the next three small windows, click on Next, Next, and Finish.

If you are not asked to restart your computer, do so. Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Restart. (Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)

When Windows goes to load you should hear the Windows 'jingle'.

Still No?
Let the computer run for about 10 minutes or so. Surf the internet, whatever.
Now turn the computer off.
WAIT 2 minutes, turn the computer back on.

Sometimes it takes a Hard Start. { Cold Boot }
(Restart is a Soft Start. Warm Boot)

Still no? The audio chipset on the motherboard, (Integrated Audio) is bad. Suggest an economical sound card, for one of the white PCI slots.
Need guidance with this post in a Comment.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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I am open windows till the windows xp screen will open then next it will blank what will i do?


try booting to safe mode
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I have a Compac computer that has Windows XP installed (SP2), when I start up the computer, the Windows XP will not run correctly. Once it seems to be opening Windows, my computer screen just looks blank...


When you are on the blank screen try to press CTRL+ALT+DEL on your keyboard at the same time. it should bring up the task manager window. now, click on FILE > New Task Run > Type in EXPLORER.EXE and press Ok. it should show you your Taskbar, desktop wallpaper, desktop icons

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I cannot install ethernet driver of hp compaq d530. Where can i find it?


Hello: I hope the following information is helpful.
If you are trying to install the driver for the Broadcom ethernet NIC that was pre-installed (NOT an ethernet card that you purchased and installed yourself), there is a softpack (updated driver installation) download available from HP/Compaq. It will install the driver automatically for you, just download it from the link below and run the ".exe" file.
IMPORTANT: Check to be sure that your current Operating System, and model of the network device you are trying to install, are BOTH listed below BEFORE you download!
This is a software / driver update for the HP Compaq d530 ultra-slim desktop: All Models
Supported network devices:
BCM5906M Broadcom 10/100/1000 5782 based NIC Broadcom 570x 10/100 Integrated controller Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet 5782 Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCI-Express NetXtreme(tm) 10/100/1000 Gb NIC
Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows 98 Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Starter 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 EditionINSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where the downloaded file is saved). 2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.LINK where file can be downloaded:HP/Compaq Support-Broadcom Driver download
Again, I hope this information is what you neededto install your network device. Should this not answer your question, please come back, provide more details of your problem, and we will be happy to help!Best of luck to you!

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I HAVE A WINDOW XP HOME EDITION AND WHEN I START MY COMPUTER THE ONLY THING THAT COMES UP IS THE BACKGROUND. THERE ARE NO ICONS OR A BAR AT BOTTOM OF SCREEN.


the icons and the bar(task bar) at the bottom of the screen are enabled by the explorer.exe file

it starts automatically but in your case it is not starting

to start it when your computer starts and comes at the desktop, press alt+ctrl+delete button at the same time to bring up the task manager

when you do this a task manager shows up in a window

in task manager window click on file, it will be located on the top left portion on task manager

now click on "new task(run)"

this opens another window, in that window type
"explorer"
without the quotes "" and press enter
this will bring you icons and task bar at the bottom of the screen

Sep 29, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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No rights to run control panel requires new instal need media


1. to gain rights do the following.

The built-in Administrator account is hidden from Welcome Screen when a user account with Administrator privileges exists and enabled. In Windows XP Home Edition, you can login as built-in Administrator in Safe Mode only. For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears.
To have the Administrator account displayed in the Welcome Screen, try one of these methods:
Method 1: Using TweakUI Power Toy for Windows XP Download TweakUI from here: v2.00 for Windows XP | v2.10 for XP SP1 and above
Open TweakUI and click "Logon" option in the left pane. Put a checkmark against the option "Show Administrator on Welcome Screen". Click OK to close TweakUI. Logoff and see if Welcome Screen lists Administrator login. Changes are immediate and you can use the Winkey + L to switch back to Welcome Screen to see Administrator account is listed.
Use this procedure to hide/unhide any user account from the Welcome Screen. Please remember, you can still login to a hidden account using CTRL+ALT+DEL classic logon method, but cannot Fast User Switch to a hidden user account.
Method 2 - Manual registry edit
  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList
  • Use the File, Export option to backup the key
  • Create a new DWORD Value named Administrator
  • Double-click Administrator, and set 1 as its data
  • Exit the Registry Editor.
For Windows XP Home Edition While you can configure Windows XP Home Edition to show Administrator account in the Welcome Screen, you cannot login as Administrator in Normal mode. Visit the following link for more information:
Error Message: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction

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