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Windows XP Headaches : How to Fix Common (and Not So Common) Problems in a Hurry - Curt Simmons

Windows XP Headaches

How to Fix Common (and Not So Common) Problems in a Hurry

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Windows XP Headaches is the ultimate resource for fast and effective troubleshooting. From taskbar troubles to aggravating security issues this solutions-packed guide helps you identify the symptom and quickly diagnose and treat the problem--and even helps to alleviate migraine-causing problems like system crashes, installation issues, and boot failures.

Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introductionp. xiv
Windows XP Interface Headachesp. 1
Display Setting Headachesp. 2
Windows Theme Headachesp. 14
Start Menu Headachesp. 16
Taskbar Headachesp. 22
Power Configuration Headachesp. 25
Accessibility Headachesp. 27
Windows XP File and Folder Headachesp. 29
Folder Headachesp. 30
File Headachesp. 39
Offline Files Headachesp. 42
Recycle Bin Headachesp. 45
Windows XP User Headachesp. 49
User Headachesp. 50
Password Headachesp. 58
Account Feature Headachesp. 63
Windows XP Accessory and Software Headachesp. 71
Managing Windows XP Accessoriesp. 72
Difficulties with Softwarep. 77
Windows XP Hardware Headachesp. 91
Installing and Uninstalling Hardwarep. 92
Solving Problems with Driversp. 100
Managing Hardwarep. 105
Windows XP Disk Headachesp. 111
Problems with Hard Disksp. 112
Difficulties with Floppy Disksp. 127
Problems with CD and DVD-ROM Drivesp. 131
Windows XP Peripheral Headachesp. 135
Windows XP Peripheral Problemsp. 136
Difficulties with Game Controllersp. 149
Windows XP Printer, Scanner, and Camera Headachesp. 153
Printer Setup Problemsp. 154
Solving Printing Problemsp. 160
Solving Problems with Scanners and Camerasp. 168
Windows XP Internet Connection Headachesp. 171
Windows XP Internet Connection Headachesp. 172
Solving Problems with Modemsp. 183
Problems with Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)p. 188
Windows XP Internet Explorer Headachesp. 193
IE Connection Problemsp. 194
Solving IE Configuration Problemsp. 201
Managing Internet Explorer Securityp. 210
Outlook Express Headachesp. 215
Problems with Outlook Express Connectionsp. 216
Solving Problems Using Outlook Expressp. 221
Solving Problems with Mail Managementp. 230
Windows XP Networking Headachesp. 235
Problems with Network Setup and Accessp. 236
Difficulties with Network Sharesp. 251
Aggravations with Internet Connection Sharingp. 259
Pains with Remote Desktop and Remote Assistancep. 265
Media Player Headachesp. 273
Configuring the Interfacep. 274
Music and Movie Difficultiesp. 281
Media Library Aggravationsp. 289
Problems Copying Musicp. 295
Radio Tuner Troublesp. 298
Movie Maker Headachesp. 301
Difficulties with Videop. 302
Problems Editing Videop. 307
Annoyances with Audiop. 311
Aggravations with File Typesp. 314
Tools and Utility Headachesp. 315
Performance Headachesp. 337
Windows XP Performance Problemsp. 338
Application Performance Problemsp. 347
Aggravations with Printing Performancep. 350
Performance Issues with Laptopsp. 352
Windows XP Migraine Headachesp. 353
Problems with Installationp. 354
Problems with System Crashes and Boot Failuresp. 357
Problems with Activationp. 364
Curt's Top 20 Windows XP Headachesp. 365
20: My printer/scanner used to work fine, but now that I've upgraded to Windows XP, it does not work or does not work wellp. 366
19: I want to use the New Technology File System (NTFS) because Windows XP is optimized for it, but my hard disk is a FAT32 drivep. 366
18: Windows Update keeps trying to connect to the Web and download stuff without my permissionp. 367
17: Windows XP keeps turning itself off when I leave it idlep. 368
16: I don't like the appearance of Windows XP, or I am having difficulty managing the Start menup. 369
15: Folder views use large icons that require me to scroll around a lotp. 370
14: I can't find the encryption or Remote Desktop features in Windows XP Home Editionp. 370
13: My network does not workp. 370
12: On my ICS network, network users can control the Internet connectionp. 371
11: On my network, I can access all other computers, but none can access minep. 372
10: Internet Explorer will not let me view certain sites due to "security settings."p. 372
9: My modem keeps hanging up when there is idle timep. 373
8: The Internet is too slowp. 375
7: On a Windows XP Professional computer, I cannot configure individual NTFS permissions for a sharep. 376
6: Windows Media Player will not play CD music and/or I cannot put CD music in the Media Libraryp. 376
5: Certain applications do not work on Windows XPp. 378
4: Windows XP performs tasks slowlyp. 378
3: Windows XP will not boot, or a new configuration causes the system to crashp. 379
2: A hardware device will not work with Windows XPp. 380
1: Windows XP keeps giving me a permissions message instead of letting me perform certain actionsp. 380
Four Signs You Need Help from Technical Supportp. 381
Your Computer Often Locks Up/Acts Strangelyp. 382
You Get the Blue Screen of Deathp. 382
Windows XP Makes No Attempt to Boot/Fails to Bootp. 382
A Hardware Device Will Not Workp. 382
Five Things Computer Users Do That Cause Headaches!p. 383
Use the Internet Without Antivirus Softwarep. 384
Change Settings Randomlyp. 384
Fail to Read Device Instructionsp. 384
Use Incompatible Softwarep. 384
Upgrade to Windows XP Without Doing Their Homeworkp. 385
Helpful Windows XP Web Sitesp. 387
Microsoft Supportp. 388
Windows XP for Real Peoplep. 388
Windows-Help.NETp. 389
ZDNetp. 390
eXPerience Windowsp. 390
Big Dave'sp. 391
Windows XP Userp. 391
CNETp. 392
Windows XP Tipsp. 393
Computer Hopep. 393
SuperSite for Windowsp. 394
Windows XP Discussion Forump. 394
XP Dot Netp. 395
Focus on Windowsp. 396
The Driver Guidep. 396
XP BBSp. 397
Windows XP Resourcesp. 397
XP Maniap. 398
Theme XPp. 399
WinCustomizep. 400
XP Logosp. 401
WinPlanetp. 402
Indexp. 403
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ISBN: 9780072224610
ISBN-10: 0072224614
Series: Consumer Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 2nd May 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.75