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  1. I wish I could attach one of my hundreds of usb to ps/2 addaptors to this post that I have right here, within an arm's reach. However, you should be able to pick one up at any office supply shop. That is, if your BIOS does not support emulation as suggested by LLXX.

    **edited to fix many typo's**

  2. It would have popped up a menu up asking if you wanted to unblock the application's access or continue to block it

    Not certain that is exactly correct(I could be wrong though). The application in question, Internet Explorer, presumably has access. Ohterwise he most likely would not have been able to download SP2. Having said that, since my earlier post I was thinking that is more likely an issue with the settings in Internet explorer. Go to "Tools, Inernet options" from the toolbar. Click to the security tab, then the sites button there. Add your local site. See how that goes.

    *edit to add...Is there any chance you are using IE7 Beta2? I know there are some issues withh HTTP resolution with it...just a thought.

  3. As part of installing SP2, XP now has a built-in firewall. That may very well stop you from browsing certain sites. Try disabling your firewall via the control panel and see if that takes care of it. If it does, you will need to configre your firewaall if yo plan to re-enable the use of the firewall.

  4. before I updated windows xp sp2 with microsoft's web update bs, i was able to have the computer restart and log into windows without me having to click on my **** username in the welcome screen...

    how can i set it up to where i can restart and walk away knowing when i come back the computer will be logged in and ready to go?

    i need to get rid of this crap

    anyone's held woudl be greatly appreciated

    It has to do with how you selected the install of "Software,Optional" If you select to install .NET framework 2.0 before you install the SP1 for version 1, this creates problems. I would first try to install the SP1 for verion 1 and see if that takes care of it, as well as any others for .net. If that doesn't take care of it, do this...

    Start>Run type "control userpasswords2" > Uncheck "Users must enter a username and password to us this computer" >Enter the username and password(if you are using one) for the account you would like to log in automatically. Click OK for all the prompts. That should take care of it.

  5. I would start by looking in your BIOS for anything that stands out there. Reset the BIOS to defaults too. Make sure that there are no scanners or other peripheral devices connected during the install. I would also use a hard drive installation tool to wipe the drive clean and make certain there are no inadvertant partitions ons on it.

    the Ultimate bootcd may very well give you a hand with this. Besides the fact that it is a great tool to keep at hand. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

  6. Yeah, I use TuneUP Utilities and I changed my welcome screen.

    For future reference, this is super helpful information to include when requestiong help. Anything that changes the default Windows installation and modifies things as important as the Login can and do affect the way the default settings behave.

    Try uninstalling the changes made with this program and then reread this thread. My guess is that it will work, as no-one here has given any information that is incorrect.


  7. That's what I thought you wanted to do. I can't tell you how to accomplish that though. I might suggest that if you can't get the answer to that, instead of replacing the standard run, you could remove it and place yours in the same place.

    Removing the run icon/link is fairly simple. Right click the start button and select properties. From there go to the "advanced" tab. Scroll down in the "start menu items" till you see "run command" and remove the check mark.

    Creating the new link is pretty straigh up too. You can simply create a link use a customize icon if you'd like. Then drag and drop it in the left menu (where the recent programs show or where by default the Internet and E-Mail show). That won't place it exactly where the old one was but it is the simplest method. However, you can create a link where the old one was. Here's a link from this sight that should point you in the right direction for that.


  8. I think what he wants is to replace "run" itself. Not just to add somthing to the system path which by default is in XP


    so anything you type in the run or command line will run if they are located in this directory.

    The short answer, in my opinion, Anything is posible, but I bet it would be a bugger.

    If I am wrong in uderstanding your question, Valerie's answer is correct. If what you are looking for is to bae able to launc an app from the run box or the command line(in any directory) than the executable needs to be in the system path, like I posted above.

  9. If firefox is running fine, you may want to try a couple of simple things...

    • start =>run "cmd" in the command prompt, type "ipconfig /flushdns" (without quotes)
    • In Internet Explorer, tools => internt options =>advanced tab, click restore defaults
    • ...on the general tab, clear out all of the cache and history

    Really no harm in trying all of these and believe it or not, I have fixed many browsers with these simple steps

  10. Maybe I wasn't clear...

    What I am trying to find out is; Where did this "new disk" come from? It must have been installed in something else for it to have data on it that you now need in this machine. It may be quite helpful to know more about the setup that this "new drive" came from. If this "other machine" (the doaner of the "new disk") was not a 64 bit machine, there may be issues in accessing the drive as it currently is.

  11. Do you get the "change drive letter and paths" option when you right click the drive in "disk management"? After re-reading your post, my guess is no.

    What file system are you using on the system drive and also on the "new" drive?

    What OS are you using?

    What OS was the "new drive" originally from?

    Do you know if this was a dynamic disk in the "new drive's" old system?

    Do you have access to the old system the "new drive" came from?

  12. What specific model of toshiba is this? On the bottom of the laptop, there should be a label...often silver on toshibas...and the actual model number should be there. The name on the top is often generic, like; satalite or satalite pro.

    Some of the OEMs are not giving out recovery CDs anymore. They are often creating a small hiden partition that allows you to recover it that way. Toshiba's site should have some info for you, but for some reason, I don't think that toshiba has done too much of that yet.


  13. Depending on how many changes and how many updates you have installed since you installed these packs, they uninstall may not come out clean anyhow. Keep that in mind when deciding what to do. If you are using system restore, you may be saving too much stuff there too. If you are certain that your machine is running tip top and all of the recent changes you may have made (ie installing programs, software and hardware) are working fine, you may want to clean out old restore points and/or cutting back on the amount of space windows reserves for system restore. To cut back on the space reserved, right click my computer and select properties. Go to the "system restore" tab and slide back that slider to reserve less space and thereby let you have more for your uses. To clean out old resore points...all but the most recent...open my computer and right click the c:\ drive. On the general tab, click "disk cleanup" after it finishes the initial scan, go to the "more options" tab, there you will see the button for cleaning out old restore points. I would like to repeat, use this only if your machine is running well and you have no intentions of rolling back to any other point than the most recent. Those two steps can save you GIGs of space. Might not though, depends on how old your machine is and other things. I do the second one regularly. But I never plan on using system restore. I could turn it off all together, but it is a nice safety net and my sytems are beefy enough that the perfomance hit doesn't hurt me at all.

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