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by mooseye
Wed May 26, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: help center opens by itself
Replies: 3
Views: 2728

Re: help center opens by itself

Sorry for taking so long but better late than never. That was the problem. f-1 was stuck. Nice new keyboard for $35 bucks. smooth.
by mooseye
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: help center opens by itself
Replies: 3
Views: 2728

help center opens by itself

Here's a good on for someone. On an hp laptop ze5470us xp sp2 the windows help and support center will open by its self. Sometimes as many as 258 instances will try to open at one time. If I bring up the task manager, the task manager help window will also open and closing this window also closes th...
by mooseye
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: connecting printer thru modem or router
Replies: 15
Views: 3451

Re: connecting printer thru modem or router

yeah you will need to go through the desktop. what you have to do is run the xp network wizard to set it up for file and printer sharing. it may sound hard, but it really is quite simple It sounds like he wants to hook the printer straight up to the router and not have to go through a computer...I'...
by mooseye
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: connecting printer thru modem or router
Replies: 15
Views: 3451

connecting printer thru modem or router

A friend of mine has a printer he wants to connect to. It is now connected to a desktop computer and the desktop is connected to his router. What he wants to do is eliminate the desktop but still be able to access the printer from his laptop which is on the ether net via cat5. My question is, what w...
by mooseye
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: bluetooth headphones on computer
Replies: 1
Views: 4049

Re: bluetooth headphones on computer

This Kensington bluetooth adaptor #33085, has a very bad rep on the net as not working or being very hard to install. I have had it for 2 or more years and it has worked well under windows 98 and XP SP2 after updating the driver from the windows installed driver to the MSI driver included on the cd....
by mooseye
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: bluetooth headphones on computer
Replies: 1
Views: 4049

bluetooth headphones on computer

tried the search for this and got many un-connected results so I thought I would just ask. Does anyone know how to and what steps are necessary to connect and use bluetooth headphones to listen to music from a computer running WindowsXP SP2? The head phones are Insignia NS/BTHDP I have a BT dongle, ...
by mooseye
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: concerning the hal.dll fix
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

follow up

This has turned out to be much less painful than I had anticipated. Everything is now back to normal. I didn't have to spend a great deal of time on the windows updates. I am thinking that they were saved somewhere as my personal files and data were. There was quite a bit of updating but nowhere nea...
by mooseye
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: concerning the hal.dll fix
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

Re: concerning the hal.dll fix

After doing a lot of searching and a hellofa lot of thinking, A light came on. Since I installed the Home version of XP I am able to boot into the computer and since I figured out how to take permission for all files and folders, I went in this morning and clicked through the C:\ drive and found the...
by mooseye
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: concerning the hal.dll fix
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

Re: concerning the hal.dll fix

One other thing, this unit had a recovery partition, D:\HP_RECOVERY, which appears to be intact. I can choose after choosing the R option and get to it when booting from the cd and get to a command prompt. I would assume that the system32 folder or the information to create it is somewhere in this p...
by mooseye
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: concerning the hal.dll fix
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

Re: concerning the hal.dll fix

Okay, I was finally able to get the permissions reset so I can view and save all my personal files and photos and such, but I would still like to know if I can salvage the original OS. What will happen if I copy the system32 folder from the new install to the old one?
by mooseye
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: concerning the hal.dll fix
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

Re: concerning the hal.dll fix

Okay, I got brave/stupid and went ahead with the instructions from the sticky. I was able to install windows from the disc for the other laptop. I can now boot up the computer and see all files and folders on all drives. The thing now is that the system32 file on the old installation is gone from th...
by mooseye
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: concerning the hal.dll fix
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

concerning the hal.dll fix

I think I really screwed up this time. I was doing a test so I could help someone else. What happened was I was checking how to get into the system recovery and clicked the wrong button, the "next" and boom, there it went saving user settings. I panicked and since nothing else got a response, I hit ...