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Last updated: 11/21/04

Windows XP FAQs

Internet Explorer Cannot Connect to Secure Sites

Where did the Clipboard Viewer go in Windows 2000 (and Windows XP)?

I keep getting annoying pop up boxes while I surf the internet.  It says: RUNTIME ERROR DO YOU WISH TO DEBUG.  Is there something in IE6 I need to adjust?

How can one move a hard disk drive with Windows 2K installed on it to another computer?

What is a Windows General Protection Fault (the infamous "Blue Screen of Death") and how does one troubleshoot it?

Why does my computer with Windows 2000 or Windows XP keep restarting itself?

Windows 98 error exception OE has occurred at 0028:C182B573 in VxD scsilhlp(03)+00000583...

How does one fix a problem which prevents viewing HTML source code from the Internet Explorer?

When trying to install a MODEM, soundcard, etc. setup cannot find the driver files at the indicated location...

How upgrade Windows 98 With the Full Version of Windows 2000

How can one fix a slow broadband (cable or DSL), ICS, or Windows network connection?

My computer goes into scandisk when it first starts Windows and gets stuck there...

Where does one find the equivalent of the Windows 9x/Me scandisk in Windows 2000?

When shutting-down Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition it restarts instead of shutting-down.

How to sort the Internet Explorer favorites and Start Menu programs so they are listed Alphabetically.

How can I conveniently turn-off startup programs to free-up system resources and make my computer faster?

How can one save the Windows Dial-up Connection settings and password for an Internet Service Provider?

I have a ton of files in my options\cabs folder. Can I delete these or do they have to stay there?

How does one fix Outlook/Outlook Express so hyperlinks work?

How can I set-up a  computer with more than one network configuration so it can be conveniently used on multiple networks?

How can I automate the Windows logon when Windows 9x/Me boots-up?

How does one automate the Windows 2000 Pro logon when Windows boots-up?

How does one make a Windows 2000 boot floppy?

How does one make a Windows 2000 Emergency Repair Disk?

What are the constraints of the various Windows and MS-DOS operating systems regarding the NTFS, FAT32, and FAT16 file systems?

How can I recover some old files that were backed-up with the old version of MSBACKUP?

How can I determine what version of Windows 95, 98, 98 Second Edition (SE), or Me I have installed?

What is an OEM Version of Windows?

I changed my display settings in Windows.  After restarting Windows the display is so bad I cannot change them back.  How can I change the settings?

Is there an easy way to extract files from the Windows 98/98SE and Me CDs?

How do I set a drive to use DMA and change other device settings in Windows 2000/XP?

How can I disable the Windows logon when Windows 9x/Me boots-up?

How do I fix the problem causing the following error in windows 9X: "Explorer caused an invalid page fault in kernel32.dll"?

What causes a non-system disk error?

I lost my CD Key (Product Key) for Windows 9X/Me.  How can I find it?

How can files and folders be selectively deleted from a disk, when reinstalling all software is not an option?

I have a PC that runs both Windows ME and Windows 2000.  My serial mouse does not work with Win Me.  It works fine with Win 2K... What's the fix?

Where can I find information for solving Windows and Microsoft Networking problems?

Is there a program or a way to hide a folder and files, or put a password lock in them?

All of my Windows 9X/Me desktop icons have disappeared.  How do I restore them?

I don't have the Setup floppies that came with my copy of Windows NT/2000.  How do I install it?

When I turn on my computer, I don't get the Windows 9X/Me password box to log me onto the network.  How do I fix this problem?

When I boot up, the Win 95 screen comes up, then goes black and the message "Windows protection error.. re-start your computer."  Where can I find information on fixing this problem?

Is there a way to dual-boot my computer with Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows 98 (or other operating systems) from the same hard disk drive?

Is there a way to get Windows NT to work in better than a 16 color mode with my AGP video card?

Is there a way to upgrade Windows 9X with the Full Version of Windows 9X/Me?

What versions of Windows support USB?

Also, see Windows Tips and Tricks.

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