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bozo says: 7 years ago Scoffer you have nailed it. CHKDSK also makes many additional specific checks during each pass and several quick checks between passes. Cleaning the dust off the processor cured the problem. can be used in the place of any single character and the * can take the place of many characters. http://comvurgent.com/xp-pro/xp-pro-windows-explorer-i-got-the-jet-lag-blues.html

Run that older version DOS game in Windows XP Device Manager gone blind on you? This may seem unusable for 80% of the 'normal' people out there, but for the rest of us techs who keep your networks running, this feature was irreplaceable. Answer: The following solution works for Win9X/2k/XP: Click Start | Programs | MS-DOS Prompt (or Command Prompt in Windows NT). (In WinXP, click Start | Run | and enter "command" (without This is the link microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/technicalresources/advquery.mspx.

Heck, while trying to solve my problem, again, tonight I noticed that a folder that had no business being indexed had been added to the index after I deleted all folders Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Informative) by Marxist Hacker 42 ( 638312 ) * writes: Somehow my link didn't appear. scr ss_findstr.txt dir("C:/somefolder") str("search string") Will list all files that contain the search string "search string". Why is it that if I type in the full name it finds the file, but if I just type in "386" it can only find one file that is 386

Share twitter facebook linkedin Answer: (Score:5, Funny) by tiananmen tank man ( 979067 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:19PM (#26566823) "Well, I think you know the answer to that." The search is customizable and there's no silly crap like the auto refresh when renaming a file. Robert says: 7 years ago It suddenly started to work yesterday, with no obvious explanation. I wonder what's up with that and if there is another way around it as I still want the security patch.

The /I Switch The /I switch directs CHKDSK to skip the checks that compare directory entries to their corresponding file record segments. The search box drop-down allows me to refine a search by Kind, Date, Type or Name. Now, switch the Startup Type to Automatic, click OK, and then restart the computer. for more info One question I get frequently asks, "How do you know what you can safely disable, services-wise, in Windows XP?" I regularly refer to the Black Viper OS Guides.

Boot a Linux live CD and type "sudo smartctl -t long /dev/sda", and voila.A damaged disk cannot pass that test, not unless something is utterly borked with the firmware (*cough* seagate Learn what the current one actually has, and then go demanding full Advanced Search instead of "Start menu everything." Simple enough? Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Still... (Score:5, Interesting) by Moraelin ( 679338 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @08:07PM (#26568349) Journal Actually, while I do somehow sped more time at The laptop stops responding whenever the Activate Windows program runs.

CHKDSK locks the volume only if you specify the /F switch (or the /R switch, which implies /F). Re:1. There are two parts to making this happen: creating a new user profile and copying files to the new profile. To get started , click on Start, then type in search into the search box.

simple searching but some people want something capable of properly searching for complex matters which is what you use a computer for. this content For Windows 2000, you need to extract the Tlist.exe utility from the Support.cab file on your Windows 2000 installation CD. With Vista, this option was gone but Microsoft added it back with an addin which was sadly 32-bit only. Oh and by the way, again perhaps it is my own slowness, but is anyone else having the same experience that I am having with Homegroups - to say nothing of

Type MSCONFIG into the Run dialog and click OK. Share twitter facebook linkedin learn from the Hackers! (Score:5, Funny) by Tumbleweed ( 3706 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:54PM (#26567397) Open a command prompt and type "OPTIMIZE" and Thank God I have Windows XP and Windows 7 on different hard drives so I can use XP to search the Windows 7 drive for what I need to find. http://comvurgent.com/xp-pro/xp-pro-sp3-flaky-start-up.html Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Turbo button... (Score:4, Funny) by Telecommando ( 513768 ) writes: on Friday January 23, 2009 @09:19AM (#26573379) Yeah, but I'll bet it's real slow running Vista.How

Thank you for the tip! I want to FIND my files. Max says: 7 years ago I'm running Windows 7 64 bit and do not see how one can configure: 1.

Reinstall Windows.

If, after playing around with it, this stops working, press the Ctrl key down while closing the Windows Explorer. In the window listing, click on "Remote Access Auto Connection Manager." Click on "Stop" in the upper left of the window to shut down this service. After you do all this, then you should run the Disk Defragmenter. I use it all the time on directories of large mp3s to find a certain elusive track.

checking it straight off didn't help but i might need to reboot. Okay, chalk up another mystery for the Gates familly fortune. Give it a try, but be warned, make sure you back up the key before deleting this. check over here It was the only thing that found a virus on my computer recently, out of six packages (including two commercial ones).2) Download HijackThis, if that doesn't work.

Startup programs are programs of your computer which set themselves to start when Windows starts. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Virtual Machine (Score:5, Funny) by pem ( 1013437 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:48PM (#26567293) Yes. The video is about 4 minutes long. Click OK.

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Individual processes will still run with only 4GB memory spaces. I have a folder with nearly 2000 files, and I can't even find something in the file names. No idea if network searches works. Using it can make your computing time move along more quickly and smoothly.

Let me know if you have any success, Ken Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re:Re:Re:XP running painfully slow by James_Cook / November 26, 2004 9:02 AM PST In Other helpful ideas: - Disable system restore before you do anything...irritating spyware and virii can hide here and restore themselves - Download and run X-Ray PC [x-raypc.com] (freeware) and run an I suspect that this is really what you are asking. In Power Options, change the Power Scheme to Always On.

MESSAGES LOG IN Log in Facebook Google Email No account yet? Answer This solution applies to Win2k/XP. HerdProtect scans files on your computer with multiple antiviruses, and in the cloud, so it is ideal for slow computers. Click Apply, then click OK. 5 Force context menus to load faster.

Among the switches you can type in the Run box to customize tasks are attrib, move, and xcopy.