The skype messenger is violating the XP security/Firewall. Even after removing from the exception list, skype automatically launches by adding itself to the exception list.Another bad thing, even after denying the privilege to launch, skype launches itself during startup.The worst thing is there is no way to prevent Skype launching automatically during startup.They are no other option other than uninstalling Skype.You have to fix these security holes if people have t o use your software.
I'm running Skype (the absolute latest stable release with auto updates on) on my XP sp2 machine. Every single time i use it however (I use video chat), my machine BSOD's on me within 5-30 minutes of usage. This happens even with voice chat only. I get a bsod error message pointing to tcpip.sys most of the times but sometimes i also get a random message at bsod.I'm using the tcpip.sys patch that was made by lvllord i think that uncaps the maximum number of half open tcpip connections. I did this for my torrent clients. None of them hang the system even when running 24/7.
Skype is bypassing the Fireall and automatically adding itself to exception list. Even if you remove it from exception or block, the skype automatic ally adds itself. Is it a security hole Also, skype is able to start during startup even after denying access
I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop running XP Home. The VGA driver has been disabled and all I get after bootup is a black screen. None of the safe modes work. I gan get into recovery. How do I re-enable the VGA driver that was disabled?
I have Windows XP SP2 installed on an "ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe" which used to work with a Celeron D 2.4 GHz. I Finaly bought a P4 3.0 GHz (HT) and changed the CPU. The OS detected the new cpu and with a driver signing warning, it installed the new processor (The driver is provided by Microsoft). Although everything seems to work fine I don't have "Hyper Threading" enabled in Windows, while it is reported to be available in BIOS. I found some boot.ini editing guide that didn't help. I don't want to fresh install windows since I'm faithful to my aged XP which was installed around 1998 and upgraded to-date! How can I enable HT?
I am using Windows XP. My computer won't let me view Java even though I have it enabled. Certain websites can't be viewed correctly, or it tells me I need to enable Java. I have Active Scripting enabled. I've tried uninstalling Java and reinstalling it again, but it doesn't work.
I go into Control Panel >Power Options>Hibernate and I click on "enable Hibernation" then apply and I get the message that process cannot be enabled as another process is using file. I do a clean boot and try again but get the same message. Does anyone have an idea of which other process might be using the necessary file and how I can reenable Hibernation?
Ive never seen this before but i guess it was the work of a virus on my computer but everytime i try to hit ctrl alt dlt, there is a notification that pops up that says "The task manager has been disabled by your administrator". But i dont know how to get in there and re-enable it.
I have a pc with xp pro sp2 where i cannot enable/disable firewall, it is controlled by domain group policy. I log on with a user with admin rights on the domain and local machine, with gpo i can enable/disable firewall, but I want to control that from the local machine, how can I get it?
I am unable to run USB on my machine. Whenever i enable USB support from BIOS.... System Became very-2 slow & takes lot of time........CPU usage 100% There was a Yelloe Exclamation sigh in the Device manager in front of Universal Host Controller...when I tried to install driver for this I ....come across this situation.....When I disable this from BIOS system works fine but USB not
When I try to delete something, it says: "Cannot delete Dc177: Access is denied." The only way that I can delete anything is by right-clicking on a file in the recycle bin and deleting it. But even that does not fix the problem, when the recycle bin is empty, the icon shows that the recycle bin is not empty, but no files appear in the recycle bin. The last item I deleted becomes the "invisible" file that I can't delete. I am stumped.
I need the ability to save passwords while connecting to internet sites that require user credentials. The windows pop up has a check box to enable this but does not save the password. How can I make this work?
Out of the blue i cannot install automatic updates, I tried enabling it throu the windows security centre with no luck.I have run services.msc, gone into the properties of automatic updates and tried enabling it that way but when i go to apply changes i get the following error: "could not start the automatic updates services on local computer. Error 1058: the service cannot be started, either it is disabled or because it has no enabled device associated with it." After that it autmatically resets the setting back to disabled.I am running Xp pro with service pack3, computer was totally reformatted 1day before this error occured.
Recently disabled the briefcase in Windows. Yesterday I wanted to use it, but then I couldn't figure out how to enable it in the registry. I do know that wherever it is, it should have a '1' instead of a '0'.
I have a Dell 4600c desktop.The hard drive is corrupt (ATA), so I installed a new one. (PATA 160GB).I cannot get past the error message to install Windows XP..OS mode enabled. limited memory 256GB, press F1 or 2 F2.
i keep getting error message on certain websites that require a cookie saying that cookie option is not enabled. well i have gone through all the IE settings and security settings and i still get the same problem.
I have set up a computer with 1 admin account and 1 other user (its also got admin rights temporarily)...both accounts have passwords set...the problem is when the computer boots it goes straight the the desktop of the admin account without stoping at the welcome screen ....I have set it to use the welcome screen but it doesn't stop there.
My Windows XP home dont open , last nite I was making a roll back of a driver of ULi sata 5289 and was ok , then I went to the device manager to chek the status of my driver and accidentally I disable teh device ( I know.... me bad ) now my windows give me the screen of safe mode choice , but when i try to open safe mode , it comes back to this screen , windows try to open but its on loop , how can I get there and enable again the device ? or I need to boot into my CD and fix windows?
I'm running XP Pro, and for some reason I can't seem to get dual monitors set up properly. I'd like to have 2 monitors set up so that they are identical copies of each other. However, everytime I enable the second monitor in the display properties windows seems to insist on wanting to have that set up as a second monitor to "extend" my desktop. Is there some hidden registry tweak that I have to set? Any ideas?
You actually have a 5th, hidden, security zone in your IE6 Internet options->Security->Zones know as "My Computer". Yep, you can protect yourself from your own system. It's normally kept hidden on purpose because the average user doesn't need to lock down their system THAT tight. But if you're a regular here, you're not that average. One other possible reason (just a guess) is that it might help stop the spread of trojans and bad ActiveX controls. HKEY_CURRENT_USERS ....
I used windows xp while back and I know the explorer (not internet explorer, i mean windows explorer) had a *working* address bar. I haven't used xp since vista came out until I bought my netbook a few weeks back. My netbook came with windows xp sp3 and i can't get the address bar. I go to toolbars and enable address bar, but i dont see the actual address bar, it only shows the words address bar.