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Forum: Windows XP Help and Support March 23rd 18, 12:24 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Ron Hardin
Please HELP: XP will not install after format with Ubuntu gparted

There's always just replace the HD and start from
zero. Use the old HD somewhere else.

--


On the internet, nobody knows you're a jerk.
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support March 14th 18, 12:40 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By Ron Hardin
Internet Time Job? XP

Can I change the internet time setting?

There must be a job scheduled somewhere that I
could (automatically, bash available via Cygwin)
edit.

I'd like it daily instead of weekly.
--...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum November 28th 17, 10:24 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 167
Views: 1,487
Posted By Ron Hardin
Dell computer with no input

I'm using external DVD drives anyway, when the
original one wears out in whatever failure mode
that usually is. Increasing error rates, failing
to launch.

It does require the USB port be working...
Forum: Windows 10 Help Forum September 9th 17, 01:36 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Ron Hardin
Screen wont' turn off

It thinks there's activity. I've never been able to figure out why, on the perhaps
one in ten laptops the condition develops in. If it's a LED display, it won't
matter; but a flourescent light...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support May 19th 17, 02:27 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By Ron Hardin
INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing status 32768

wrote:

On Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 6:25:45 AM UTC-6, Chris Mullineux wrote:
When attempting to install XP Home on a fdisked hard drive getting the
following...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support January 17th 17, 09:14 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By Ron Hardin
Manually setting a STATIC IP in WinXP Pro

Richard Owlett wrote:

On 1/16/2017 8:10 AM, Ron Hardin wrote:
Incidental remark: try Cygwin under XP, which puts
a unix-like environment there while leaving
everything else working,...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support January 16th 17, 02:10 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By Ron Hardin
Manually setting a STATIC IP in WinXP Pro

Incidental remark: try Cygwin under XP, which puts
a unix-like environment there while leaving
everything else working, at least if all you want
is compilers and shells.

Its /dev/clipboard is...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support January 3rd 17, 10:10 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 5
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ron Hardin
Gradual out of disk space - fidbox.dat

VanguardLH wrote:

Ron Hardin wrote:

In case anybody didn't know about it, there's a remnant from some
popular virus scanner that gives you a growing file...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support January 3rd 17, 03:08 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 5
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ron Hardin
Gradual out of disk space - fidbox.dat

In case anybody didn't know about it, there's a
remnant from some popular virus scanner that gives
you a growing file that eventually gets big enough
to...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support December 23rd 16, 05:53 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ron Hardin
Serial Port (USB)?

Bert wrote:

In Ron Hardin
wrote:

Maybe I need what's referred to as a terminal
program, but I don't know what that...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support December 22nd 16, 05:25 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ron Hardin
Serial Port (USB)?

How do I send and receive ascii on a USB serial
port?

It's to and from a Drake R8B shortwave receiver,
and just to set the time of day etc, twice a year.

It would be nice if it just appeared as a...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support December 12th 16, 10:41 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By Ron Hardin
Can't Browse After FreshInstall

I use wsusoffline.net to grab a newer IE8 so that stuff works (necessary when
reinstalling XP - use v 9.21 for that). Probably windows 7 is under some category as
well.

Save it to a USB stick for...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support November 22nd 16, 07:48 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 0
Views: 898
Posted By Ron Hardin
Disk copying?

If I use the regular XP utilities to copy a
(failing) external HD to another HD,

1. Are file dates preserved? Or does the new HD
get today's date, that being the date it's
copied.

2. For...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support July 23rd 16, 03:12 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 4
Views: 2,535
Posted By Ron Hardin
Is anyone else getting hard computer lock ups with this month's MRT.exe's full scans?

Ant wrote:

In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general Ron Hardin wrote:
Ant wrote:
Yep, it is heat related since I left the left side case open and ran 7.5
...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support July 22nd 16, 01:36 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 4
Views: 2,535
Posted By Ron Hardin
Is anyone else getting hard computer lock ups with this month's MRT.exe's full scans?

Ant wrote:
Yep, it is heat related since I left the left side case open and ran 7.5
hours of MRT.exe full scan. And then, I tried Prime95's mixed tests and
that only lasted aboug 5 minutes....
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support June 11th 16, 08:40 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 2
Views: 1,838
Posted By Ron Hardin
Malicious Software Removal Tool MRT.exe bogus infected files?

JJ wrote:

On Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:12:23 -0400, Ron Hardin wrote:
MRT.exe, if you run it explicitly (say download it
after the second Tuesday from Microsoft instead of
getting it from...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support June 11th 16, 04:12 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 2
Views: 1,838
Posted By Ron Hardin
Malicious Software Removal Tool MRT.exe bogus infected files?

MRT.exe, if you run it explicitly (say download it
after the second Tuesday from Microsoft instead of
getting it from Windows Update) during its scan
reports 4 infected files, but at the end...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support January 15th 16, 02:58 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 14
Views: 2,750
Posted By Ron Hardin
XP's "more.com" skips first lines of output -- a bigger problem

Slightly OT, but you get unix/linux under XP if
you install Cygwin, if you'd prefer a nicer shell.

/cygdrive/c gets you to windows drive c

I've run it since 2005 without problems.

Use .profile...
Forum: General XP issues or comments December 28th 15, 01:42 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Ron Hardin
Disable/Remove "turn off computer" option in locked Windows XP Pro. SP3?

What happens if you use the MS virtual on-screen
keyboard? Google for which.

I've used it when for some reason the keyboard
drivers didn't work but the mouse did.
--


On...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support November 4th 15, 01:55 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By Ron Hardin
Having Problems deleting Folder From Win &

Dr X wrote:

Hi:
A MAC using client sent me a USB drive with 6 zip files: 4 of the six unziped
fine and created folders with the right files in them. 2 of the zip files
created folders...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support September 9th 15, 02:40 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 12
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ron Hardin
XP 32 bit reinistalled on new HD, how to do windows updates?

hp wrote:

On 9/6/2015 7:10 AM, Ron Hardin wrote:
Linux User wrote:

No, I have SP3. The problem is IE6 doesn't work with microsoft
update. I think this is new.

...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support September 7th 15, 01:02 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 12
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ron Hardin
XP 32 bit reinistalled on new HD, how to do windows updates?

Cash wrote:

Ron Hardin wrote:
I reinstalled XP pro 32bit after a HD failure on
a new HD, but windows update says the page cannot
be displayed.

Using the version 6 internet...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support September 6th 15, 07:00 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 12
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ron Hardin
XP 32 bit reinistalled on new HD, how to do windows updates?

Linux User wrote:

On 06/09/15 12:10, Ron Hardin wrote:
Linux User wrote:



(I don't understand why I'd want to go back to SP2 or SP1a and then go back to SP3)??

Forum: Windows XP Help and Support September 6th 15, 12:10 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 12
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ron Hardin
XP 32 bit reinistalled on new HD, how to do windows updates?

Linux User wrote:

No, I have SP3. The problem is IE6 doesn't work with microsoft update. I think this is
new.

Explain the "something from here first," which sounds like the right...
Forum: Windows XP Help and Support September 6th 15, 04:28 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Replies: 12
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ron Hardin
XP 32 bit reinistalled on new HD, how to do windows updates?

Linux User wrote:

On 05/09/15 23:10, Ron Hardin wrote:
I reinstalled XP pro 32bit after a HD failure on
a new HD, but windows update says the page cannot
be displayed.

Using...
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