February 19th, 2003, 05:42 AM
WinXP Problems / Solutions
Yes, I know most of you hate XP, but for those of you who do use it I found this and thought it might be a good reference. I have XP on two of my machines and like it just fine.
Anyway, this is a comprehensive list of common XP problems along with several possible solutions for each problem. Like I said, this really is a good reference document (very thorough) -- it's worth a bookmark if you're running XP.
Here is the link.
Here is just a tiny peek:
Problem: When I log off in XP Pro and shut down my computer and then reboot XP opens to the desktop of the Admin Account instead of the welcome screen.
Possible Solution: From Doug Knox – Microsoft MVP: Click Start, Run and type "control userpasswords2" without the quotes, and hit enter. Check the box to require a password.
Problem: Is there an easy way to change the drive letters? For example, instead of having a CD drive be defaulted to E:, have it always map to G:?
Possible Solution: Go to Administrative Tools>Computer Management and on the left pane you will
see Disk Management. Right-click your CD ROM drive and change it to the appropriate drive letter. http://support.microsoft.com/support.../Q307/8/44.ASP
Problem: I have connected the network wire to both computers and installed the correct drivers for the network cards but I am still getting the message "A Network Cable Is Unpluged". Does this mean I have a break in the network cable?
Possible Solution: From Kent W. England - MicroSoft MVP: Likely you are using a standard cable (called a "straight-thru" cable) that is designed to connect a computer to a hub. You need a non-standard cable (called a "crossover" cable) to connect a computer to a computer. You can find these at your local computer hardware store.
Your network adapter will register as "unplugged" until BOTH computers are turned on.
February 19th, 2003, 06:07 AM
Thanks mathgirl32 for the info
I had to google 'jfgi' to see what it meant. The irony is overwhelming.
February 19th, 2003, 06:17 AM
Wow, great info mathgirl.....
You could also try http://www.windowsxp.nu for any questions or just some cool stuff =]
P.S.: I have a great repair tool for Windows XP, it's called Windows PE [Preloader Edition] it is the version of windows major companies [Dell, Gateway, etc] run before they install the actual Windows OS, it is mostly a pre-setup environment but it does have a few useful features... PM me for more info =]
February 19th, 2003, 06:49 AM
I'm glad you guys like the site. I found it quite by accident and ended up spending like thirty minutes there. So, I thought I would share.
Thanks, Sevari, that's a nice link!