Windows XP





Microsoft Windows XP is the sixth release of the NT series of operating systems, and was the first to be marketed in a variety of editions: XP Home and XP Professional, designed for business and power users. The advanced features in XP Professional are generally disabled in Home Edition, but are there and can be activated. There were two 64-bit editions, an embedded edition and a tablet edition.

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XP pro sp3 is horribly slow before startsup.
after bios screen and windows xp appears, I have a black screen for more than 20 minutes.
After that Windows desktop appears.

Some ideas, or points to check ?
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I need to run some 32 bit legacy software and some old hardware (Scanner) that will not work with Win10.

Can Windows 7 32bit and XP be installed on newer PCs ?
If Yes ... How new ?     ....... How about an Intel i3 ?

I know that anything above 4gig memory is wasted on 32 bit systems.

(These PCs will not be connected to the internet or my LAN so security will not be an issue).
I just created a backup to acronis true image.  

The program created three TIB files.  

_v1 - (2g)
_v2- (4g)
_v3- (4g)

Any ideas why the program created 3 files?
I have sysprepped my Win 10 install (generalize, audit, shutdown)

Now the computer is shutdown.  Are my next steps the following:

1) boot to Acronis Win 10 PE bootable recovery media (CD)
2) clone image to USB drive?
Windows XP is not supported with Nutanix.  I am guessing because SMB 1 v.s. SMB 2 protocol.
When we try to browse a share it says System Error 71 ”This remote computer has reached its connection limit" but that is not true because others can connect to this share on the SAN.
It is only XP so I'm wondering if there is a software we can run that uses SMB2 and would allow this to map or any other tricks.
Have Ubuntu 16.04 running as a VM.  Would like to utilize to allow *Windows 98 clients (yes I know Windows 98) to connect to share files.
 Keep getting a IPC$ password prompt, but the password doesn't work.   This would be a completely segmented and closed network - no Internet.
Cannot get the clients to connect to the SMB share.

*The customer currently uses old cardmaking printers and software that only works with Windows 98.  A Novell server is still being used to share
files.  Want to replace the Novell fileserver before it dies.   Eventually, they will be replacing all the printers and software, but who knows when!

I've set up windows XP within a virtualBox host is windows 7

I've added host OS shared folders but  I can't see them within the XP VM nor can i  access the internet

Any one any ideas?

XP Diagnostic
Last diagnostic run time: 11/25/18 14:51:47 HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic 
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity 

info HTTP: Successfully connected to 
warn HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to A connection with the server could not be established  
warn HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to A connection with the server could not be established  
warn FTP (Passive): Error 12002 connecting to The operation timed out  
warn FTP (Active): Error 12002 connecting to The operation timed out  
error Could not make an HTTPS connection. 
error Could not make an FTP connection. 
info Redirecting user to support call 

DNS Client Diagnostic 
DNS - Not a home user scenario 

info Using Web Proxy: no 
info Resolving name ok for ( yes 
No DNS servers 

DNS failure 


Gateway Diagnostic 

info The following proxy configuration is being used by IE: Automatically Detect Settings:Enabled Automatic Configuration Script: Proxy Server: Proxy Bypass list:  
info Could not get proxy settings via the Automatic Proxy Configuration mechanism 
info This computer has the following default gateway entry(ies): 
info This computer has the following IP address(es):

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My client asked me to get the programs and data from an old PC.   Its an old 386/486 that defines the tracks, sectors and cylinders in the bios.   (an IDE drive with no partition table).   I tried connecting its drive via USB to a newer PC, but none of the data is visible using windows 7, Windows XP, DOS 6.22, Hiren's boot disk, etc. on the newer PC,  probably because there is no partition table.  Its too much data (over 30gb) to try to copy with 750kb or 1.4mb diskettes and those PCs don't have CD drives.  

I was able to get a sector by sector image copy to a USB drive -- And plan to try to restore it to a newer drive, but I doubt that will solve anything -- since it will probably restore without a partition table.  

Many years ago I used to have all sorts of great DOS based tools for this sort of thing.  Some may still exist in my basement or one of the software archive sites, but at my age, I don't remember which to use or how they worked.   I'm guessing an old pre-Windows XP might be able to read this data and be able to write to a partitioned drive (I don't believe those old versions knew about USB).    

Any help would be much appreciated.

I have a Siemens device that needs a Software that must run on windows xp sp3.

I have installed XP SP3 as vmware workstations player 15 virtual machine on a laptop .

The Siemens device must connected to the laptop through USB cable .

I need to configure vmware workstation to allow the dataflow between Siemens device and the xp virtual machine only through USB (no network dataflow allowed).

have you any good ideas?
I have a Windows computer, with a Seagate 1 TB drive as my C drive.  The drive is about 6 years old.

Starting yesterday, my computer is running extremely slow.

When I look at the task manager, the CPU usage fluctuates between 0% and 1%.

I ran Symantec Quick-Scan and no viruses were found.

When I try to open windows explorer, it takes about 30 seconds to open, when ususally it appears in under 2 seconds.

There are no other programs running.

I did run Seagate Sea Tools, quick test of the hard drive, and no problem was found.

What could be the cause of the computer / internal disk drive to run slow?
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I am creating a Windows 10 image to deploy.   Before I do so, I want to run the Windows 10 decrapifier (available on Spiceworks).

Is the following the correct order of events to image the laptop:

1) login as a local admin, run the decrapifier
2) run Sys Prep
3) create TIB file using Acronis boot CD, and USB stick to store image on.

I am Unable to add XP machines to server 2016 domain - "The specified network name is no longer available"

This is a new domain and so far I have had no issue adding other 2016 servers in to same domain.

Net logon i set to Automatic
Workstation and server services are running

I can ping FQDN of the domain controller

No AV running

I am just stuck on what it could be?  I know its not ideal to have XP but several of our users still support some VB6 3rd party components that do not work on Windows 7 or above.
Acronis:  I have a server and I want to make a copy of it using Acronis Backup AdvancedWS_11.7, now I want to make this server virtual, put it as hyperV, can I do that with Acronis? or is there any other tool that you know of?

Thank you everyone.
I wish to cancel a backup which appears to be running without my starting it.
The PC is running windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I am using Acronis Backup version 12 which is described when I click the "About" button as follows:

Web console service: v.12.0.2607

Backup management server: v.12.0.3622

Backup management console: v.12.0.6081

When I launch backup Exec in Microsoft explorer using Http://localhost:9877/

And observe the Status it indicates that a backup is being performed with 52% complete.

I normally manually start backups and wish to start another backup without waiting for this backup to complete.

How can I cancel the backup that is running (or any backup that is running).
Powerring down the PC and poering up again makes no difference, even with the MMS service stopped (Acronis Managed Machine Service)
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I have a very old 2U LaCie Ethernet Disk which has a proprietary Windows XP Embedded software installed. I recently moved it from one physical location to another in a server rack and since then can no longer access it over the network as it won't accept the network credentials.

I can connect a KB/Mouse and monitor to the machine and see it boot up, I can then input the admin username/pw and boot into this special XP Embedded. I can see the data on the drive via a "Backup Wizard" but there is no traditional windows explorer.

There are no diagnostic issues present on the drive and the firewall for the drive is completely disabled. I can even connect to this drive via Remote Desktop Connection and see the same as if I connect directly.

However, if I try to access the drive contents via a networked computer using the IP address in order to map the drive... I'm presented with the prompt to Enter network credentials but it won't accept the admin password at this point, despite accepting those same credentials on login and via Remote Desktop Connection. I know the credentials are right because it's the same admin credentials for all of our network drives.

The disk itself is visible/detectable via the LaCie network assistant but it displays a message that it "Cannot list the device volumes. See the [web] Dashboard for more information." Clicking on the provided button to open the web access dashboard opens my browser …

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It's pre-built just have load them and they work

Anyone know if there is similar for Windows XP?
I need a VirtualBox

Do I need to build from scratch using a DVD?
When I got here, I believe the XP Service Pack 3 PC connected fine to their Win10 Pro PC, which they use as their "server" to share files.  Now I have replaced the Win10 PC with a newer one--and now I can't connect their XP PC to it.  I can successfully ping from XP to Win10 PCs, but when I try "Net Use F: \\Whse\F-Drive" like all the other PCs on the LAN use, I get:

"System error 64 has occurred.  The specified network name is no longer available."

I have tried many things that do NOT work--including similar questions on e-e--but I'm hoping someone here will know what WILL work to solve the problem.  TIA
What is the best free way to clone an hard drive (moving to SSD)

with a bootdisk. so I don't need to install anything on windows.
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I am working on a large VB6 project.  I am using Windows XP  as the development environment.  For various reasons, I moved had to a new Windows XP machine.  I have everything set up the same as the old machine (Win-XP SP3, VB6 SP-6 etc).  My program needs connects to an SQL database.  I have all the same references selected as on the old machine, however for some reason my connection to the Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects Recordset 2.8 Library isn't "connected".  I get a debug error the first time I use ADODB as in:
Set rsTable as ADODB.Recordset

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There is no intellisense associated with ADODB.  I have the Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects Recordset 2.8 Library selected in the References.  I have reinstalled the MDAC28SDK.  I have also re-registered the MSADOR15.DLL file.

The program will run on the machine, connect to the SQL etc fine when run from the .EXE, but won't run in the development environment.

Anyone have any ideas about this?
thanks in advance

I used to use This Acronis Drive Monitor free software for SATA drive (the name of the file is ADM_en-us.exe).
The Lenovo T470 has mSATA drive; I tried to use the above software for Lenovo T470, but did not work.

Question: Is there a free software for mSATA drive monitor please.

I want to ask about high contrast ,by mistech i pressed alt+clr+prtscn and high contrast be on and now would not turn i want to turn off high contrast using admin .so tell me about process....
This is a strange scenario for a question like this.
I have a 32 bit windows XP machine that is running a "dos" program for accounts payable. (we are in the process of replacing).
This computer does not access outside internet.
This program extracts information for checks we have written for a positive pay file. It's a Fixed Format Text file.
I have another "dos" program that uses a database to pull that data in. Then output it back to text in the format our bank needs it in.
Again, Fixed format. Put's it in a shared folder she has access to from another computer.

Then, we have a windows 7 32 bit machine that DOES access the internet, and log on to the bank, and where it says "Browse" we go the shard folder to get the file (ie: \\\RECON\POSIPAY.TXT).
It then uploads and processes and everything is fine.

Today we swapped the windows 7 machine for a 64 bit windows 10 machine.
Went to do the same thing but when we upload the file, it comes back from the bank as an invalid format.
We re-run the Dos Programs and try again. Same thing.

We fire up the windows 7 machine, and it works perfectly.
This is strictly just an ASCII text file. No funny business. Nothing fancy.

Does a 64 bit Winsows 10 machine look at ASCII Text files different  than a 32 bit ASCII text file?
Do I need to add line feed characters? End of File Character?

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks in advance.
Rj Coats
I have several folders in windows xp that can't be opened. I have tried everything  .

These are recovered files from a backup...

Thanks for your help!
Can't find drivers for windows XP new installation.

In device manager: Network adapter, audio devices, Video etc are missing

Tried about everything.

Thanks for any help!

Windows XP





Microsoft Windows XP is the sixth release of the NT series of operating systems, and was the first to be marketed in a variety of editions: XP Home and XP Professional, designed for business and power users. The advanced features in XP Professional are generally disabled in Home Edition, but are there and can be activated. There were two 64-bit editions, an embedded edition and a tablet edition.