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Windows XP FAQ E
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/27/2005 | Troubleshooting | Unrated
Windows XP FAQ E

This information courtesy of Kellys Korner XP

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E-Mail - SmartSerialMail V1.1

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E-Mail Symbols

Symbol -  Meaning

:-) I知 smiling.
:-( I知 frowning.
:-< I知 real sad.
:-c I知 bummed out.
:-C I知 really bummed out!
:-I I知 grim.
:-/ I知 skeptical.
:-7 I知 smirking at my own wry comment.
:-> I have a devilish grin.
:-D I知 laughing.
:-o I知 shouting.
:-O I知 shouting really loud.
:-@ I知 screaming.
:-8 I talk from both sides of my mouth.
:-p I知 sticking my tongue out at you.
:-P I知 being tongue-in-cheek.
:-& I知 tongue-tied.
:-9 I知 licking my lips.
:-* My lips pucker for a kiss or pickle.
:-x My lips are sealed.
:-# I wear braces.
:-$ My mouth is wired shut.
:-? I smoke a pipe.
:-} I have a beard.
:-B I have buck teeth.
:-[ I知 a vampire.
:-{} I wear lipstick.
:-{) I have a mustache.
:-~) My nose runs.
:-)~ I知 drooling.
:-)-8 I have big breasts.
:*) I知 drunk.
:^) My nose is broken.
:~I I知 smoking.
:/i No smoking!
:~j I知 smoking and smiling.
:'-( I知 crying.
:'-) I知 so happy, I知 crying.
:) I知 a midget.
;-) I知 winking.
.-) I have just one eye,
,-) but I知 winking it.
?-) I have a black eye.
%-) Dizzy from staring at screen too long!
8-) I wear glasses.
B-) I wear cool shades, man.
g-) I wear pince-nez glasses.
P-) I知 a pirate.
O-) I知 a scuba diver.
|-O I知 yawning.
|^O I知 snoring.
X-( I just died.
8:-) My glasses are on my forehead.
B:-) My sunglasses are on my forehead.
O:-) I知 an angel.
+:-) I知 a priest.
[:-) I知 wearing a Walkman.
&:-) I have curly hair.
@:-) I have wavy hair.
8:-) I have a bow in my hair.
{:-) I wear a toupee,
}:-) but the wind is blowing it off.
-:-) I知 a punk rocker.
-:-( but real punk rockers don稚 smile.
[:] I知 a robot.
3:] I知 your pet,
3:[ but I growl.
}:-> I知 being devilish,
>;-> and lewdly winking.
=:-) I知 a hosehead.
E-:-) I知 a ham radio operator.
C=:-) I知 a chef.
=|:-)= I知 Uncle Sam.
<):-) I知 a fireman.
*<:-) I知 Santa Claus.
*:o) I知 Bozo the clown.
<:I I知 a dunce.
(-: I知 a lefty.

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Emergency: Fighters for Life

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Encrypted Files

HOW TO: Identify Encrypted Files in Windows XP
Encrypted File System (using NTFS in Windows XP)

Encryption - Show Encryption Commands on the Shortcut Menu

You may find it easier to enable EFS by placing "Encrypt" and "Decrypt" commands on the Microsoft Windows Explorer context menu when a file is right-clicked with the mouse. Go to Start/Run/Regedit and find the key below.


Value Name: EncryptionContextMenu
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = enabled)

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called 'EncryptionContextMenu' and edit the value according to the settings above. Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Encryption - Manage the Encrypting File System

When you use Encrypting File System (EFS), you can store data securely because selected NTFS file system files and folders can be encrypted. This setting allows you to enable or disable EFS.  Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\EFS]

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "EfsConfiguration" and set it according to the value data above.  Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

End Task - Time Out

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control Add a new string value called, "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" and change the Value to 2000. Exit, reboot.


Espson Support for Windows XP

Error 691

Either your user account is not registered with the domain listed, your password is expired, or you mistyped the information. If you do not specify a domain, the remote access server attempts to verify your user name and password on the domain of which it is a member.

Carefully retype your user name, password, and domain. If you are unsure of this information, contact your system administrator.

"Error 721," "Error 678," "Error 691," or "Error 777" Error Message When You Try to Establish a Dial-Up Connection After You Upgrade to Windows XP

Error 692

"Error 692: Hardware Failure in the Modem" Error Message When You Dial an RAS Server

Error 720

Error 720: No PPP Control Protocols Configured

Error 769

"Error 769" Error Message When You Try to Connect to the Internet Through a PPPoE Connection

Error 1230

You Receive a "System Error 1230" Error Message When You Browse the Network

Error 1606

Go to: Start/Run/Regedit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Ensure that the Common Administrative Tools entry is correct.  It should read: 
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools

Err Msg: Error 1606 Could Not Access Network Location

Error 1719

"Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed" Error Message When You Add or Remove Program

Error Messages - When Booting (Disable)

Value Name: NoPopupsOnBoot
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (1 = disable messages)

Stops the annoying Windows pop-up messages notifying you a device is not functioning when you boot-up Windows.

Create a REG_DWORD value of 'NoPopupsOnBoot' in the key below (if it doesn't already exist). Set the value to '1' to disable pop-up messages from appearing.

Error Message - When Booting:  A Serious Error.....

Windows XP Patch: System Recovery Error Appears After Every Reboot
You Receive a "System Has Recovered from a Serious Error" Message After Every Restart

     Three other options:

Right Click the My Computer Icon/Properties/Advanced/Performance/Settings/Advanced/Change. Set Page File to 0, ok your way out and reboot. Then follow the same procedure and reset the Page File to System Managed File.

Right Click the My Computer Icon/Properties/Advanced/Performance/Advanced/Virtual Memory/Change/No Page File. Reboot. Then delete C:\Pagefil.Sys then revert the page file setting.

Right Click the My Computer Icon/Properties/Advanced/Performance/Advanced/Virtual Memory/Change. Set the swap file size to zero, reboot. Re-set to System Managed, reboot. Reset the Custom setting, reboot.

Error Reporting - Automatic

Windows XP contains a feature that allows your system to send error report information directly to Microsoft.  This information is collected and analyzed to assist in spotting problems, and developing solutions/fixes for them.

This feature can be customized as to what types of errors are reported, and what information is sent to Microsoft, if you choose.  Click Start, Run and enter GPEDIT.MSC.  Go to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Error Reporting. Various options can be enabled, disabled or customized here.

You can also disable error reporting, or change whether Program Errors, System Errors or both are reported.  You can even specify which Program errors will be reported.  Right Click the My Computer Icon/Properties/Advanced/Error Reporting and adjust the settings as desired.

Additionally, Error Reporting can be turned off in the Registry.  Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT   Go to:

Locate the Value: DoReport and double click on it. Change the value to your desired setting: 1 = Send Reports, 0 = Don't Send

Evaluation Expired

Windows XP Evaluation Expiration Behavior and Error Messages

Event Log

One of the administrative tools in Microsoft Management Console, Event Viewer maintains logs about program, security, and system events on your computer. You can use Event Viewer to view and manage the event logs, gather information about hardware and software problems, and monitor Windows security events.

If Event Viewer reports on startup that one or more of your log files is corrupt, you can remedy the situation as follows:

Disable the Event Log service. Restart Windows XP. Delete the corrupt log(s)輸ppevent.evt, Secevent.evt, and/or Sysevent.evt庸rom %SystemRoot%\System32\Config (or wherever they may be).

Your existing event data will be lost, but a new log file will be created when the service is restarted, and that log will start to accumulate new events. Re-enable the Event Log service, and start the service. If the Event Log service doesn稚 restart successfully, then restart Windows XP. You cannot delete or rename the log files while the Event Log service is running.

Event Viewer - Clear Log

Start/Run/Eventvwr.msc. Right click either/each in the right pane/Properties/Clear Log.

Executable Files

Cannot Start Executable Programs (.exe Files) on Your Computer
You Are Unable to Start a Program with an .exe File Extension

EXE File Association Fix for Windows XP

This download restores the default File Association for EXE files.  Download the REG file here and save it to your hard drive.  Double click the file you just saved and answer yes to the import prompt.  REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking the file and selecting Edit.

Explore - Processes

Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

Explorer - Right Pane Blank

Click in the blank right-hand pane. Press the Ctrl key and the + key (only the + key on the numeric keypad)

Q179875 Windows Explorer Does Not Display Item's Contents in Right Pane

Explorer Crashes - No Desktop Icons and/or Start Button

Control/Alt/Delete - When the Windows Task Manager dialog box appears, select the File menu and then New Task (Run). When the Create New Task dialog box appears, type in Explorer and press the OK button. Windows Explorer should restart complete with the Start button.

Explore Exe

Err Msg: Explorer.exe Has Generated Errors and Will Be Closed...
Winsock Proxy May Cause an Error Message in Windows XP
Error Message: Explorer.exe Has Generated Errors and Will Be Closed by Windows
Error Message When You Start Windows Explorer: Explorer.exe Has Generated Errors and Will Be Closed by Windows

Explore Here - Add to Every Folder

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell\Explore. Value Name: (Default), Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value), Value Data: explorer.exe /e,/root,"%1" Change the value of '(Default)' to equal 'E&xplore From Here'. Create a new key under the [Explore] key called command, and edit the (Default) value to equal explorer.exe /e,/root,"%1".

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