How do you get help here?
If you post a message and no one tries to help you, what good is it?
I posted this message a LONG time ago and got NO replies.
Would/could someone please help me.
I have tried searching Microsoft's KB and I can't find anything there.
I sure hope to hear from someone.
Hi, I could use some help with many problems I am having with WinXP
Pro. This is my 1st post here so I don't have much of an ideal if I am
in the right place and if I am doing this correctly. Here's a list of
some of my problems.
1. The desktop being shown as 2 windows with all the icons in the
right window and 3 boxes labeled Folder Tasks, Other Places and
Details in the left window. I don't want the left window, but I don't
know how to get rid of it.
Also when my desktop is displayed this way, I've noticed that my
Notification Area on the right side of the Taskbar NO longer shows all
the icons that should be there. It NO longer has the ARROW showing
telling me there are other icons there and allowing me to see them.
2. I am trying to set a home network up with 3 PCs. 2 have XP & the
other ME on them. I had the 2 with XP networked and running just fine
until something changed. I have gone through the wizard setting up the
network several times. Each PC is able to see itself in My Network
Places but not the other. Both systems have access to the web via a
router and cable modem. I haven't tried to get the laptop running ME
networked yet. I believe I have all the protocols installed and set up
3. On 1 PC that I performed a update to WinXP Public Beta from a Win98
PC. I then upgraded that to a working copy of WinXP Pro. On this
system I have several problems, 1st being Window Update will not work.
When using Windows Update IE6 starts has a blank white page in the
middle and says DONE in lower left hand corner, The URL is
www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ This is NOT the same URL,
http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp, I get on my
other WinXP PC when I click on Windows Update. Could this problem be
tied to the Windows Help system? When I try and use Help and Support
from the Start Menu absolutely nothing happens. I have found that when
I am using a feature of windowsXP and try and get help I might get
help to come up, but there won't be anything available.
4. I have found that I can hang up XP pretty much anytime I want to by
just starting 1 program after another and not really having that many
start. I have found out that 99% of the time when I leave my email
program up and running along with a few back ground programs like
Norton AntiVirus over night in the next morning when I try and start a
program I am told there are NOT enough recourses to be able to start
the program. I have to reboot to clear things out.
I have some other issues but those can wait for the time being. I
would like to be able to tackle these if anyone can help.