bugs, ActiveX and registry

Windows XP


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    I have about 45000 files that I wanted to copy to DVD. I used nero express but it only managed to copy about 35000 files. Some directory and file names use non-english characters (eg s, g, . Anyone know a way to get around this ? Is it a Nero issue or Win XP issue ?
  • 2. SP2 modem/internet problem
    I've installed SP2. I'm runnihng XP home edition. Everything works except I now have trouble staying on line if the firewall is enabled. With firewall enabled, everything is normal for about 5 minutes. Then the modem (US Robotice faxmodem pro external) fails to respond but stays connected for about one or two minutes more before disconnecting. I then get a error message saying the modem failed to make a connection. If I disable the firewall that comes with SP2, I have no problems staying on line any length of time. I've passed this on to my ISP. He's still scratching his head. Anybody else have this problem?
  • 3. Re-install XP problem
    I'm trying to re-install/correct a problem. I get to the CD and run it. It wants me to hit F8 to accept user agreement. I do but nothing happens. Is there another way to accept the agreement outside of F8 or am I doing something wrong?
  • 4. Windows Update problem after installing XP SP2
    My PC has Windows XP Pro, Norton Internet Security 2004. Yesterday I installed XP SP2 from a CD and everything seemed to be fine. I then went onto Windows Update and selected the new High priority patches for installation. They downloaded fine but installation hung when Windows Update reported it was 'Initializing installation'. I had to Ctrl Alt del and close down the Application. Rebooting followed by a further visit to the Windows Update site identifies that the updates are already downloaded to my PC (0k left to download) but the installation problem occurs again. I've tried disabling NIS but this doesn't seem to help. I'm looking for inspiration! Regards, Stewart
  • 5. XP Home. Altering partitions.
    My system came with 2 partions on the hd. C: Is 5gb with XP Home factory reset image. D: Is 75gb with actual XP installation. Somehow the C: partition image became corrupted so I have had to install XP from the oem cd which is a real pain. I have worked out how to use NTBackup, installed another hd and put an image a working XP system on there which re-installs great. I would like to know if it's possible to re-install windows from cd, to reformat the whole original drive into one 80gb partition. (Without spending any money!)

bugs, ActiveX and registry

Postby S2VpdGgtaW4tSW5keQ » Thu, 06 Oct 2005 01:00:03 GMT

Hi all,

A friend's brother brought me his PC, which is royally infected.  I've 
managed to manually remove some via file tracing using 'msconfig' and 
'regedit'.  I've attempted to do an on-line scan from Trend or Norton, but 
the remote utility reports issues with ActiveX (same on the MS Update site).  
He has Panda loaded on the system, but it hasn't been updated since April and 
now won't run.

Tonight I'll try the stand-alone DOS version of Trend to do a little more 
cleaning, probably also Spybot.  I saw the posting suggesting Stinger, so 
that may be my backup plan.  I've done a recovery reload of XP (Home Ed), but 
I still have some issues.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?  If none of the above works, I will 
flush the disk and reload from scratch.

One other question...  is there a Registry tutorial on the KnowledgeBase or 
a book that goes into depth?  I know enough to backup and search for entries 
I want to delete or modify, but some areas have absolutely no meaning to me.


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