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  1. Where does XP store desktop settings? Need to restore.

    I was experimenting with Display Properties / Appearance / Advanced settings on my XP machine and can't get it back like it was. Does anyone know which file stores these settings so I can restore...
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    No sh$t. Because I hate upsetting my routine....

    No sh$t.

    Because I hate upsetting my routine.

    XP's vulnerability is least of my concerns. Moving to a new machine/OS is extremely time consuming, at least for me. Also, I rely on some legacy...
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    Shortly after my previous reply I took an...

    Shortly after my previous reply I took an extended road trip to view the eclipse in Casper WY. By the time the optical drive failed, there wasn't enough time to order one to arrive before my...
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    Not sure I follow. The jumper makes the HDD...

    Not sure I follow. The jumper makes the HDD operate at SATA I speed. It doesn't fix the mobo compatibility issue (ie, the mobo apparently can't auto negotiate the speed). Both of my HDD's are Sata...
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    I thought that was just for OEM installs. I...

    I thought that was just for OEM installs. I purchased the retail version to avoid that nonsense.

    Hmm.. so what happens if I replace my mobo? I purchased a spare A8V Deluxe a few years ago as a...
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    Since posting my last comment, the boot problem...

    Since posting my last comment, the boot problem recurred and got progressively worse until last Sunday, since then I haven't been able to boot into XP. In hindsight, the success with restoring MBR...
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    Live and learn. The folks advising me in the...

    Live and learn. The folks advising me in the Linux Mint forum did in fact recommend installing it on my 2nd HDD, but that advice came a few hours too late. By the time I got all that sorted out over...
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    Thanks, Midknyte. I just needed some structure to...

    Thanks, Midknyte. I just needed some structure to guide me! The drive passed Seatools short & long tests, but my original Windows XP installation CD hangs while checking system configuration. I found...
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    stumped, can't load windows (urgent)

    When I restarted my system this morning (see signature), Windows didn't load. POST proceeded normally without error but then the screen went black -- well, not black but slightly lit gray. And...
  10. No chance I would do a test drive without first...

    No chance I would do a test drive without first confirming my requirements are supported. That's a good way to lose half a day or more. So I visited the VB forum and found this in the FAQ's:...
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