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Got Knoppix?

If they steal your PC, they don't have to crack the passwords. Ever used live-linux cd called Knoppix? It boots from CD into XF86, and fortunately (for some) mounts all HDD partitions, including NTFS. Unlimited access with read/write privileges. Start thinking of a new doorlock...
LC4 cracks NT passwords in halves working on two halves independently. That's why it is so fast, the halves are only 7 chars long, which takes much less time to break than 14 chars. BTW, try also Advanced NT Password Recovery from Elcomsoft. I will check it out anyway (EFS I mean), and then post it here.

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Cannot manage W2K PCs from XP

by robita In reply to Chime in about Windows XP

I cannot get access to some of my W2K PC from the computer mangement console of my XP Pro machine. The Admin group is set corretly for the domain account but no luck. Got the latest hot fix 828735 but still cannot gain access.

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WinXP: My Network Places

by john.thierry In reply to Cannot manage W2K PCs fro ...

This has also happened to me.Open the 'My Network Places' Click on 'View Network Connections'than right click on 'Lan Or High speed Internet' this will show you if it is enabled or disabled. WinXP has a nasty way of disabling the network if it cannot find it after a few goes at it. Also try to boot up all computers at the same time for them to connect. But make sure that Windows XP has the network enabled First. Any windows operating system lower than XP have a habit of not seeing the network. Click on 'Search' and Find Computers and type in the name that you need to look for. I am sure that you will have success.

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The network is OK

by robita In reply to WinXP: My Network Places

This looks like it may be some type of permission problem that gets created when W2k PCs are not up to date on the service packs. Some W2K PCs show up but not all the PCs from the XP machine. Thanks.

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UDF SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS EXPLORER

by rgdcc In reply to Chime in about Windows XP

THIS IS A FEATURE THAT IS NEEDED IN THE WINDOWS EXPLORER. UDF SUPPORT FOR DRAG AND DROP FOR COPYING FILES ONE MEDIA TO ANOTHER!

EXAMPLE: A HITACHI DZMV100A CAMCORDER DVD-RAM DISK IN A HITACHI GD8000 DVD-ROM DRIVE.
TASK:COPY FILES FROM DVD-ROM TO A TOSHIBA SDW2002 DVD-RAM FOR ARCHIVING!!!
IN WINDOWS XP NO SUPPORT!
WHAT DOES ONE DO TO COMPLETE TASK????

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Windows XP Professional

by cjohns2 In reply to Chime in about Windows XP

I have a computer chess game, Century 4.0 made by Rebel, that will not run in Windows XP because it is a DOS based program. Is there any solution or fix for this problem?

Thank you,
Chris Johnson

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Password "to long" in Internet Explorer

by sysk167 In reply to Chime in about Windows XP

Trying to help a friend with a problem. He is trying to log in to this adress: http://webbgunda.ub.gu.se:8000/cgi-bin/chameleon
At the top left-corner he is trying to fill in 10 character long number. He can only fill it with 8 chars. Then there is no more room. A number of other "helper" have tried (including me) & it's possible to fill it with at least 14 chars. He also get black "balls/dots" instead of * for each char. We have tried this: check language, types (for character), check for coding(? view/coding/WesternEurope), write the password in Notes & copy the chars into the password-box.
Nothing helps!
Any ideas?

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re: password too long...

by liberalenextrema In reply to Password "to long" in Int ...

The reason that you are getting large dots rather than asterisks (*) is that you are using Internet Explore. This, then, may be the reason for the other issue. Try to update Internet Explore, if possible. If you can't resolve the issue that way, use Netscape, or better still, Mozilla as your web browser. I hope something here helps.

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Faster load time

by Bagmaster50 In reply to Chime in about Windows XP

Would you like to see XP load the desktop and startup programs faster? If you have at least 256 megs of ram you may want to try this reg hack that loads the kernal into memory at startup.

HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\CONTROL\SESSIONMANAGER\MEMORYMANAGEMENT\pagingexecutive change to 1 and 0 to put it back---------this hack puts the kernel into ram.

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IE file download window on XP

by terry_payne In reply to Chime in about Windows XP

Running XP and IE 6.0, but when I click on a text file to download the "file download" window that prompts me to save (like on my 2k box) does not appear, it just opens the text file and am unable to save it. Is there a setting in IE or XP to get the file download window to appear?

Thanks.

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