Questions tagged [windows-xp]

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Windows booting process, what is hal.dll and what happens after NTLDR loads up boot.ini?

what happens after NTLDR loads up boot.ini? Is that ntdetect.com or ntoskrnl.exe and what is hal.dll (full form i know) and where does it occur in process? I am taking case of Windows XP.
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I forgot my HDD password on a Core i3 Dell computer

Service tag : JFC7612 Hard- drive S/N : 496SOXWS I forgot my HDD password, what can I do?
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Ubuntu running a WXP virtual box just give fails

Good morning. I've got VirtualBox (version 5.0.8r103449) installed in Ubuntu 14.04 and a Windows XP virtual machine created in it. When I try to run it give me the following error message: Failed to ...
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List of running applications missing from Task Manager in XP SP3

I'm enclosing a screenshot if it lets me, but here goes. When I press CTRL-ALT-DEL for Task Manager it comes up but the first pane, which usually lists everything I have running (like Firefox Browser ...
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How to boot from disc on windows xp?

I recently got an old laptop from school running Windows XP SP3. However I don't have the password and the administrator account is also locked out. I have the boot disc for XP but it doesn't prompt ...
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Can't force Epson LX 300+ to print using custom paper size on Windows XP

I need to set custom paper size 210 mm x 80 mm for printing a HTML-page from a browser (e.g. Firefox). OS is Windows XP Professional and the printer is Epson LX 300+. Printing must be called not ...
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I installed XP and then Windows 7. Then I reinstalled XP and lost the ability to boot into Windows 7. How can I rebuild the boot manager?

The title explains what I'm trying to do. I have a single hard drive with two partitions. Partition 1 contains Volume 1 which is Windows XP. Partition 2 contains Volume 2 which is Windows 7. Here's ...
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Windows XP doesn't install on a PC

When I try to install XP x32 and x64, theres just an underscore. I dont know why is it doing it. I wanted to dual boot XP and 10. I have 8GB of ram. I just wanted to know, can I atleast limit the ram ...
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Get hardware information from old HDD with Windows installed on it

Recently, I had store cleaning at my work and I found a quite old 40gb IBM HDD. I was wondering what hardware was installed with it, i.e what CPU, mobo, PCI/ISA cards. It has Windows XP installed on ...
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Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 10

I would like to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 10 but don't know the way. Any help would be amazing.
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Repairing Windows 7 boot loader after installing Windows XP on another drive/partition

I've had Windows 7 installed for a while now and decided to install XP on another drive. It appears that XP has overwritten 7's boot loader, so XP boots up by default. I popped in my Windows 7 install ...
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Block certain application from accesing PCI serial COM card in Windows XP, how?

Is it possible to prevent a certain application from accessing the hardware? I have two separate PCI cards installed and they provice 4 COM ports in total. Sadly this one application blocks all 4 of ...
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How to use virtual printer with guest WinXP

How do I use my printer on the host system? I already enabled virtual printer within the VMware Workstation Player preferences and when I start my guest WinXP system the "Printer: Present" button in ...
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Migrate an existing installation of WinXP to new hardware

The closest match I could find was this question from 2011, but they were trying to migrate an hdd with duel-boot winxp/ubuntu, and the prominent responses suggested using cloning software... But ...
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Font Awesome icons don't appear correctly in Google Chrome version 49.0.2623.112

I cannot see Font Awesome icons in Google Chrome (version 49.0.2623.112). I encounter the same issue in the main site, fontawesome.com. How can I solve this? Operating system: Windows XP

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