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Published on 02/27/2005
 
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Windows XP FAQ V

This information courtesy of Kellys Korner XP

VB Codes/Scripts

Can't download or apply:  Click Start, Run and enter REGSVR32 VBSCRIPT.DLL

This command register the DLL required for VB Scripts to run. You should see the following message: DllRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded
If not, verify that the VBSCRIPT.DLL file exists in the WindowsSystem32 folder.

VBS Script Virus

You may have the VBS/Loveletter.f virus:  http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_98622.htm

Follow these steps in the order given.  (Robert Green)

1. http://virusall.com/downscan.html

From this page you can select an on-line anti-virus scan from one of several sites (I recommend Symantec). Let the
scanner delete all infected files.

2. http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/fixlove.exe

Download and run this tool. It will reverse changes to the registry which the worm made, and will also surface your original
MP3 files (which were hidden by the worm).

3. http://claymania.com/zefrjpg.html

From this site download the zefrjpg.zip archive. Two executables and a help file are included:

ZEFRJPG.EXE - use this program to recover JPG files destroyed by the worm on Win9X/ME systems.

ZEFRJPG32.EXE - use this program to recover the JPGs on NT/2000/XP systems.

Expect recovery of 30% - 80% of your JPG files, dependent on several fators.

VBS - Warning

If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry.

Verbose

This setting allows you to configure Windows so that you receive verbose startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff status messages. This may be helpful to in troubleshooting slow startup, shutdown, logon, or logoff behavior.

Enable Verbose Status Messages (Line 70)
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Manual Method:  Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem]
To enable verbose status messages create a new DWORD value called "verbosestatus" and set it to "1".

An additional value called "DisableStatusMessages" forces status messages to be disabled, make sure this value does not exist or is set to "0".

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

VGA Mode - Do you have a problem with your Video? Always going in VGA MODE?

This happens to everyone at some point of time or other and is most likely caused by some application or third party utility overwriting your drivers files (or if you do not have had a right video driver to begin with). (Reference)

To verify exactly what gets loaded, follow these steps. Open registry by going to START-RUN and entering regedit. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEhardwareDeviceMapVideo . In this value of DeviceVideo0 points to a registry key that has the location of the video driver that Windows is configured to load. for example:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServices videodriver Device0 . Navigate to this key. Check value of "InstalledDisplayDrivers" . Its value indicates whether driver was loaded or not. If the setting shows another registry location, a third-party driver may be getting loaded. Check out Microsoft Knowledgebase article for more details: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314854

To put your system in VGA mode:  Go to Start/Run/Msconfig/Boot.ini and select BaseVideo, reboot.

Video Driver

How to Check the Video Driver

View as a Web Page

IE 6 has changed to "Customize this folder" and is only available in sub-folders to your personal folders, like My Pictures, or My Music.
Go to start run and type: "%Homedrive%%homepath%/my documents/my pictures/sample pictures".  Right click the folder and click Properties. You will see the Customize tab.

View Source - Cannot View Source

View Source Not Working in Internet Explorer :  http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/1246/

To resolve this issue, delete all of the files in the Temporary Internet Files folder.

To do this, follow these steps: Start Windows Explorer. Browse to C:Document and SettingsUser NameLocal SettingsTemporary Internet Files. On the Edit menu, click Select All, and then press DELETE. When the confirmation message appears, click Yes. Close Windows Explorer.

Checkpoints/Options:

View Source - Restore Notepad as Default (Line 183)
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View Source - Add or Change Editor (Line 183)
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View Source Not Working in Internet Explorer
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/1246/

Source Code Is Not Displayed When You Click Source on the View Menu in Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306907

View Source - Add a New HTML Editor

See www.billsway.com/vbspage -  The first entry under "The Scripts" will allow you to do just this.

Virtual PC

By using Virtual PC for Windows, users can upgrade to a new operating system and continue to run legacy applications that are incompatible with the new operating system.  More information here.

Virtual PC 2004:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/

Virus and Hoax Sites - Maurice Naggar

Regarding the email hoax circulating about the "teddy bear" virus & the MS Java debug manager - Jdbgmgr:

Review this article ID Q322993
Virus Hoax: Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java (Jdbgmgr.exe) Is Not a Virus
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q322993 

For more information on the recent virus hoax which advises users to delete a valid Windows file named Jdbgmgr.exe: If you have already deleted the Windows file associated with the virus, the bulletin contains information on how to restore this file.

To reinstall the Microsoft virtual machine (Microsoft VM), visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/java/vm/dl_vm40.htm

For additional information about the hoax, visit the following Web sites: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/jdbgmgr.exe.file.hoax.html
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99436.htm
http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax5.asp?HName=JDBGMGR%2EEXE+Hoax

Reference sites for hoaxes:
at Symantec http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html
at Trend Micro http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax.asp
at McAfee http://vil.nai.com/VIL/hoaxes.asp

Reference sites for viruses:
at Symantec http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/
at Trend Micro http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/
at McAfee http://vil.nai.com/VIL/default.asp

Volume Control - The volume icon does not appear in the notification area (system tray)

Go to Start/Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices. On the Volume Tab under Device Volume, put a check in the box that reads: Place volume icon in the taskbar.

If that has been tried:

Place your XP CD in then go to Start/Run and type in:
EXPAND -R X:I386powrprof.dl_ C:WindowsSystem32

Once done: Go to Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 stobject.dll

Lastly, run this edit:  Restore Volume and Net Icon in the Notification Area

Other Checkpoints:

Make sure Hide Inactive is disabled in Taskbar Properties. In Sound and Audio Devices Properties, make sure "Place volume icon in the taskbar" is checked. If it still doesn't work, here are two workarounds:

  1. Go to Start/Log off (log off then log back on).
  2. Right-click the taskbar & select Task Manager under Processes tab select Explorer.Exe & End Task. Under Applications tab select New Task, type in "explorer" and click OK.

Volume Control - Error Message

If the above hasn't helped and you have received this error:

Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control program has not been installed. To install it use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of Sndvol32.exe from the Windows XP CD to the system_root System32 folder on your computer's hard disk. To do this, follow these steps:

Start/Run/CMD. In the command prompt window type:

X: (where X is your CD Drive letter)
CD I386

Then use the expand command:  expand -r sndvol32.ex_ c:windowssystem32

Note: This assumes XP is installed on C: and that its installed in the Windows folder. If not, you'll need to adjust the command accordingly. Additionally, this must be an installable version of XP, not a "recovery CD".

Save Settings on Exit (Line 54)
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To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

Troubleshooting the Notification Area

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus! - Quick Launch, Taskbar and Notification Area

Q310578 Windows System Tray Icons
Q279435 HOW TO: Display the Volume Icon in the Notification Area in Windows
Q307918 HOW TO: Resources for Troubleshooting Sound Problems in Windows XP

Volume Icon Is Not Displayed on Notification Area of Taskbar. You Receive an Error Message When You Try to Add It

VPN

HOW TO: Install and Configure a Virtual Private Network Server