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    distorted windowsxp startup screen

    i have an older toshiba laptop for which the startup screen is distorted. the display fixes itself (usually) by the time windows fires up (except the NVIDIA driver seems to be preventing the computer...
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    Ted, you hit the nail on the head. I AM running...

    Ted, you hit the nail on the head. I AM running MSE. I thought that i had run both on my other Win7RC machines, but I was wrong. Defender will not fire up now that i've converted to MSE (from AVG...
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    yes, my Win7 RC is still puttering along. it...

    yes, my Win7 RC is still puttering along. it shuts itself off every couple of hours, which actually is kinda green-ish, and nags me once a day. (i went to win7RC b/c my vista machine was horrible. ...
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    While Ultimate runs Dreamscene natively, there...

    While Ultimate runs Dreamscene natively, there are install programs that load the appropriate DLLs on non-Ultimate machines. Indeed, i have Dreamscene running on my Windows 7 RC machines right now,...
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    Your info does not help. Windows 7 Home Premium...

    Your info does not help. Windows 7 Home Premium does not have gpedit or secpol. And, I AM running as an admin, including the belts and suspenders "Run as Admin" right click. I understand that...
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    I am running Win7 64 bit Home Premium and am...

    I am running Win7 64 bit Home Premium and am unable to start Defender. The error message says Windows cannot start the service on Local Computer and recommends I use secpol.msc to fix. Home Premium...
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    Re: Keyboard Mapping (XP/SP2)

    thanks. i downloaded both programs but since i don't have a ms keyboard, i installed only the creator pgm. it was easy to create a new layout, but confusing on how to apply the new one, and there...
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    Keyboard Mapping (XP/SP2)

    i have a problem with my right pinky finger that is not curable via surgery. so, i need to slightly re-map the keyboard so when i type a "[" the computer thinks i typed a "p". i would think that...
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    Re: designating the browse master

    just wanted to report back ... before i made this tweak, it sometimes took 30 seconds or more to first open network neighbood ... after this fix, my startup time is now reduced to 7-10 sec. so, it...
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    Re: designating the browse master

    thanks ... now for follow-up:
    1. is this the same reg key for win2k?
    2. if so, one of the win2k boxes is the one that i intend to designate as the master, so that key would be changed to YES?...
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    designating the browse master

    hi --

    i've been reading one of fred langa's recent columns in which he suggests that , if a small home network is slow to open up, that there may be some issues with the browse master election...
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    Re: no recently used file list (office xp)

    you were right ... the setting was controlled by tweakui ... after you made the suggestion, i did check the box to show most recent docs on the start menu ... but, that did not solve my problem ......
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    Re: no recently used file list (office xp)

    i had the old tweakui so to that extent your advice was useful ... but that pgm only seems to control the recently used list on the start menu in windows .... i'm talking about the recently used...
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    no recently used file list (office xp)

    hi --

    i have a strange situation. none of my office applications can have a recently used files list ... yes, i know you can adjust that setting in tools, general tab ... but, my entry there is...
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    Re: network auto-logon

    i had a matching account on each machine but it was the machine's name not the user's name (on a machine) ... now that that's straightened out, i would like to organize my users better ... the...
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    Re: network auto-logon

    i'm not sure i entirely understand ... all of my systems boot up automatically to the administrator account ... is what you're saying: (1) i don't need an account on newcarrie for the newlindsay...
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    Re: network auto-logon

    i went to fsmgmt and attached are the entries ... in particular, i do have an entry for IPC$

    i think you hit the nail on the head when your suggested that my exisiting credential is cached...
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    Re: network auto-logon

    i encounter the message when i try to access the new win2k machine from another win2k machine on the network ... i have the appropriate accounts on both machines because once i get the message, i can...
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    network auto-logon

    i recently upgraded one of the computers on my home network from Win98SE to W2k ... now, whenever one of my other w2k machines tries to access it, i get unknown user or incorrect password message...
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    Re: Lost Prefetch (XP Pro/SP1)

    well, i tried to change the location of sp1 source in the registry but i kept getting the same error message ... so, i reinstalled sp1 ... it left a new folder in windows -- Service Pack Files -- and...
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    Re: Lost Prefetch (XP Pro/SP1)

    the prompt box only asked for the sp CD, but i since i did not have cd, i cancelled the operation ... so, if i had left it to run more, i don't think it would have asked for the install cd (which i...
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    Re: Lost Prefetch (XP Pro/SP1)

    well, i re-enabled task scheduler and changed a few services from manual to automatic, in anticipation of solving the prefetch problem as well as the bootvis issue ... i am happy to report that...
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    Re: Lost Prefetch (XP Pro/SP1)

    hmmm ... well, i don't think that my prefectch stopped working at the same time that i fine-tuned my services, but stranger thanings have happened ... attached is a snapshot of my services ... (sorry...
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    Re: Lost Prefetch (XP Pro/SP1)

    my xp pro is installed on my toshiba laptop so i don't have a retail os install, just the recovery disk ... i don't need that, right (ie, the system will find the necessary cabs on my hard drive)? ...
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    Re: Lost Prefetch (XP Pro/SP1)

    no i have not ... and, to be frank, while i think i have heard of such an animal, i don't see it on my start menu anyware ... what's the exe file called and where is it located?
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