How to fix Unmountable Boot Volume in Windows XP

Problem

Most of the times when the system gets halted improperly due to power outage or due to some other reason, the file system gets corrupted and Windows is unable to mount the boot drive properly. There are other factors that also result in unmountable boot volume. These include faster UDMA modes configured in BIOS and using 40 wire data cable for the hard drive.

Resolution

  • Load the fail-safe defaults in your

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Remove the Brontok worm

Brontok is a computer worm which spreads through emails and USB drives. There are so many variants of brontok but they basically work similarly.
How do I know if my system is infected?

  • You can’t start Regedit.exe
  • When trying to start any other registry editor, the system restarts
  • The system also restarts when

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Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator

Today a friend of mine asked that his registry editor had been disabled accidentally and now how should he enable it back again. Here are three ways to enable the registry editing in Windows.If Windows Registry Editor has been disabled, it shows the following error message:

“Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator”

Registery Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator

1- From Group Policy Editor

Go to Run –> gpedit.msc
In the left hand menu, go to

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Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator

Muhammad Rizwan asks that whenever he tries to open the task manager, he is encountered by the following error: “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator” Here is solution from the Microsoft article about enabling the task manager: Enabling Task Manager from Group Policy Editor 1. Go to “Start” -> “Run” -> Write “Gpedit.msc” … Read more

Cannot Delete File or Folder

Some files or folders are irritating in the sense that they refuse to leave the system when we intend to do so. Windows also couples with them and doesn’t allow us to delete them. The particular error which Windows gives it this one:

There are several reasons behind

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Why Windows Vista is better than Windows XP – A Comparison Study

vistlogo.jpg VS. winxp.jpg

Before installing Windows Vista you must know its requirements

1 GHz Processor or more (Core Duo or Core 2 Duo Processor Recommended)
1 GB Ram or more
At least 10 GB hard drive space (SATA Hard Drive Recommended)
128 Mb DirectX 9 compatible graphics card or Higher
DVD-ROM (Optical Drive)
Note: If you do not satisfy these requirements then you will be complaining about vista’s performance.
 
 
Approximately 5 million beta testers checked out the Windows Vista to make sure everything ran smoothly. As far as drivers go, Vista comes with 1.5 million drivers out of the box, so the chances of your peripherals not being recognized are pretty slim. Release-wise, Vista is being rolled out in over 70 countries, 39,000 retail outlets, and thousands of OEMs. What does this all mean? Well, according to Microsoft it means there’s no need to wait for that service pack. Vista should make everyone’s life easier now. We’re gonna take that with a grain of salt as we give Vista our own test run to see just how easier (or harder) it’ll make life for us.
Vista has a built-in automatic defragmenting application. Vista has the ability that it defragments its own drive where it is installed so you will never have to defragment that drive.
Vista has its own CD/DVD burning application.

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Get open with dialog when opening Windows drives?

Recently, I had been facing this problem on all the virus hit systems on one of my client’s network. The problem was that I was getting the “Open With” dialog every time I double clicked any drive in My Computer. I had to select Internet Explorer from Open With dialog to open the drives. One of my friends came up with an idea and it worked great. The idea was to create a blank autorun.inf file in the drive having problems. And it was perfect .. now I can open all my drives (after placing the blank autorun.inf in the drive) by

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Show Hidden Files and Folders not working?

A few days back, a client came to me and told me that he was having trouble with his Windows XP. The show hidden files and folders was not working at all. If he selected the radio button “Show hidden files and folders”, and then press Ok .. the changes would just disappear upon opening the dialog again. It was probably some virus attack after which the Windows registry was not being updated properly. So here is what I did to restore it back. There are so many methods to restore back the registry. If one method is not working, please try another one.

Method 1:

Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box.
Go to this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft
WindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced

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