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    ?? command to Redraw Entire Desktop in XP ??

    Thanks roirraW "edor" ehT That worked, good enough anyway. Basically it forced the redraw/reset and looks like it recovered the missing items. I was so frustrated with this thing that I needed someone to think "outside the box" that I was stuck in. Appreciate all of your help. -LP
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    ?? command to Redraw Entire Desktop in XP ??

    When I do a simple REFRESH the Desktop icons redraw, but not the taskbar, nor the Icons by the clock. The problem is with the taskbar and the active icons by the clock (and I have it set to show all icons, including inactive). I figure there must be some sort of Completely redraw desktop...
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    ?? command to Redraw Entire Desktop in XP ??

    I have kind of a strange request. Does anyone know of a command I can use to completely redraw/reset the entire Desktop and Taskbar in Windows XP?? I have an installation of XP that I cannot (for the next 6 months or so) get rid of--due to special programs that cannot be replaced at this time...
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    problem linking three computers

    There are always problems wheniver I have tried to connect a W2K machine to XP. My XP machines easily connect (through a router) to Win98 and Even Win95 machines, and the XP machines all work well together, but as soon as I add a Win2K to the mix then Everything has trouble seeing the 2K. Wish...
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    Can't reformat

    I hate those stupid restore discs. Most of the time there are multiple partitions on computers that use them. (usually a C partition and sometimes a hidden X partition) The Hidden partition containes the files that your restore disc needs to do its thing. In your case, if you choose to go...
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    Can't reformat

    You have to go past the recovery part, DELETE the Partition, then Create the same partition. (continue and install a fresh copy of windows, then Delete partition, then create partition) That should fix you up....and you CAN do it with your slipstreamed copy of windows. I do it all the time...
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    screen freezes on startup.

    Hence, the CPU was getting too hot. Hmm, sounds like Pros who were offering help in this tread were spot on with thier suggestions. (HSF problem) Amazing how often that happens.
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    quictime playback problem-How to get rid of "green" screen??

    Yep, after I have the 3ivx)d4_451 codec. (I think that the latest codec was installed when I upgraded to QuicktimePro 7.0 Yes, I have an nVidia FX5950 I have tried VideoLan and it initally seemed to work but now the sound won't play (I have not reinstalled yet) The stupid green screen is...
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    quictime playback problem-How to get rid of "green" screen??

    When I try to play quicktime movie clips that were saved to my harddrive the playback starts out ok (the beginning of the clip starts to play ok) but then a "green" screen pops over the playback. I figured this was some sort of protection quicktime put into their player to keep people from...
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    Whats the best PDA for about $300

    Really depends on what she will use it for...(really). If she does not need lots of actual computing power then you can get her a nice Palm TungstonE and a 256 mb card for less than that from newegg.com. If you need more you can get the Palm Tungsten 5 for abt $350. NOTE: Currently if you...
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    Sysprep.inf for Corporate and OEM use

    When you run the wizard you can set all of the paramaters, including having the install program itself enter the key (unattended install) (go into the SUPPORT then the TOOLS folder right off the root and find a file named DEPLOY.CAB, extract this somewhere and run the setupmgr.exe This is going...
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    New newegg

    Hell, with all the $$ I have already spent there I should be considered a major investor. :devious:
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    Windows Media Player Problem

    I have had this problem also, unfortunately I do not know the cause, although I very much doubt it is a lack of power on your part. I can usually solve this problem by using a different mediaplayer. 1. try updating your codecs, your directshow filter. 2. try using alternate players...
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    brothers is a kick ass game

    nice, but the controls need work (pc version)... they just ported over the console version and kept the limited controls. Where is the prone function. the Leaning function, etc.?? yep it is a nice game. just wait for COD2.
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    Burning a DVD to disc?

    It is actually quite good, considering it only does a one-pass conversion, Provided that your original (source) is of good quality. I am usually pretty picky about the end quality of my movies, and I usually use a 2-pass encode of tmpgenc with High motion precision.... this usually takes 6+...
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    Burning a DVD to disc?

    DVDSanta will allow you to just drag and drop all of your files (avi, mpeg, whatever) into it's interface, fill in a few blanks (what format??--ntsc or PAL, where you want the final files stored, etc) and hit CREATE DVD. It will link all of your movies together into one long movie with...
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    [Movie Review] Sin City

    The visuals are very slick. Just a warning though.....the ENTIRE movie is full of UBER Violence (although it is somewhat mitigated by the fact that the film is in black and white with just a splash of color here and there). If you don't particularly care for violence then be forewarned...
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    64 bit xp due next month

    so, Which Version is the one that those of us with AMD-64 processors want??? I have only heard a confusing jumble of claims that there are a bunch of Different WindowsXP 64 bit versions being released and that not all of them are optimized for AMD-64 processors.... (I am ashamed of myself...
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    SaveToby.com

    ...heard the guy (saveToby.com) on the radio. Actually the guy is very shrewd. Most people are not donating outright...most are actually buying the merchandise from his Site which is the guys intent anyway...some of the stuff is very popular (t-shirts, etc). What he is doing is perfectly...
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    funny and not funny

    ...heard the guy (saveToby.com) on the radio. Actually the guy is very shrewd. Most people are not donating outright...most are actually buying the merchandise from his Site which is the guys intent anyway...some of the stuff is very popular (t-shirts, etc). What he is doing is perfectly...