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Question: What does the Windows error code 29 mean and how do I fix this?

This error means that a device has been disabled due to Firmware issues with the device. This error code will print or populate a error message that says exactly the following on your computer:

This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources. (Code 29)

Microsoft's Recommended Resolution

Enable the device in the BIOS of the device. For information about how to make this change, see the hardware documentation or contact the hardware vendor.

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Question: What does Windows error code 28 mean exactly?

Windows error code 28 means you do not have drivers installed for a current or new Hardware device on your computer. This error will populate a error in exactly this format: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

The only recommended solution for this is to install the drivers for this device, click Update Driver. This starts the Hardware Update Wizard.

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Question: Windows error code 24, what does this mean and how do I fix it on my computer?

Windows error code 24 will print or produce a message on your computer somewhere that states the following:

This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)

This means that the device does not appear to be present. The problem could be bad hardware, or a new driver might be needed.

Devices stay in this state if they have been prepared for removal. After you remove the device, this error disappears.

On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

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Question: What does Windows error code 22 mean?

This device is disabled. (Code 22)

Are you getting a message on your computer that looks like the message printed above? If so, you may want to perform the following action:

Recommended resolution

The device is disabled because a user disabled it by using Device Manager. Click Enable Device. This starts the Enable Device wizard.

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Question: I am getting a strange Windows error code 19. What does this mean and how do I try to fix this?

Are you getting a message that looks like the following?:

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you can first try running a Troubleshooting Wizard. If that does not work, you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)

Recommended resolution:

A registry problem was detected.

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Question: I am getting this message: Reinstall the drivers for this device. (Code 18). Now what?

If you are receiving the following Windows error code which says:

"Reinstall the drivers for this device. (Code 18)"

You will want to do the following:

Click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard. Alternately, you can uninstall the driver, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reload the drivers.

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Questions: I am getting a Windows error code 16. What is this and how can I fix this issue?

Are you getting a windows error code of 16 and being prompted with the following error?:

Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses. (Code 16)

Then there are a couple of things you will want to do to resolve this error.

What's going on with this? -> The device is only partially configured.

Recommended resolution:

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Question: I see a error that says "This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. (Code 14)" What is this?

Are you seeing a message that says:

This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. (Code 14)?

Then all you have to do is click on the [ Start Menu ], Click [ Shutdown ], then click on [ Restart ] and reboot Windows and the computer.

Wellah! Thats it folks.

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Question: What does this Windows error code(s) 11 and 12 mean?

Windows error codes 11-12 will produce an error that looks like the following:

This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system. (Code 12) or (Code 11)

Microsoft will recommend that you go over the following solutions below ->

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Question: What does "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" mean? What is happening?

If the device has a FailReasonString value in its hardware key, that string appears as the error message. The driver or enumerator puts this registry string value there. If there is no FailReasonString in the hardware key, you receive the following error message:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

:

Device failed to start. Click Update Driver to update the drivers for this device. On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

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Question: I have just installed a new device, or all of the sudden I am getting a Windows error code 3. What does this mean?

If you have recently just installed a hardware device that requires drivers or if you have noticed all of the sudden you are getting a Windows error code of 3. Then this means only a couple of things.


The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources. (Code 3),

Possible Solutions:

If the driver is corrupted, uninstall the driver and scan for new hardware to install the driver again. To scan for new hardware, click the Action menu in Device Manager, and then select Scan for hardware changes.

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Question: I am getting a Windows error (code 1). What is this and how do I fix it?

Have you recently just installed some kind of hardware device and noticed somewhere along the lines you are getting a Windows error code: 1? This Windows code means that you have not properly installed the new hardware device.

Microsoft's solution to this is:

This device has no drivers installed or is incorrectly configured. Update the driver(s) by clicking Update Driver. This starts the Hardware Update wizard. If updating the driver does not work, see your hardware documentation for more information.

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Question/User Report: Why can't access any of my networked computers from XP? What happened?

Now there are many many things that could have caused this. The answers to this are listed all up and down search engines like google.com. Get cracking at it LOL! But I came across this one on another site and due to it's unique nature, I thought this would be worth sharing. I don't think that this unique solution would be listed on too many websites.

The users end solution was to do the following:

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Question: I have connected a networking (CAT-5) cable from my computer to another. It says that the cable is unplugged. Why?

Okay, so you plugged in a normal CAT-5 cable from your computer to another. Your trying to play a game with a friend or share or download files off the targeted computer you connected the two cables too, but your computers display that the network adapter's cable is still unplugged. You see this message most likely near your Windows clock or System Tray.

Likely you are using a standard CAT-5 cable (called a "straight-thru" CAT-5 cable) that is designed to connect a computer to a hub/router/switch or directly to a cable modem. You will need a non-standard CAT-5 cable (called a "crossover" or "cross connect" CAT-5 cable) to setup a direct computer to computer network (Peer to Peer Networking). You can find these at your local computer hardware store but just make sure you buy the one that says [Crossover] or [Cross Connect] or you'll end up buying the same cable you had before. These may be harder to find now a days as this method of networking is pretty much phased out and not used as much as it used to be during my Quake 1 and Duke Nukem multiplayer days with my buddy next door in the early 1990's. Once you have the correct CAT-5 Cable inserted from your computer to the computer you want to network to you should see a new message that looks like the following:

Your network adapter is now plugged in.



Then you should be good to go, not much else to it. Make sure your basic Protocols are installed like TCP/IP, and maybe NetBui or IPX/SPX.

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Question: Why does Outlook Express keep asking me for my password no matter what I do?

Is Outlook Express constantly asking you for your password whenever you have it open or you are trying to 'Send/Receive' email? This is caused by a damaged Registry key. To Remove the broken Key in Windows XP please read below for a set of instructions on removing the damaged registry key.

1.) Click Start, click Run, and then type regedt32 in the Open box.
2.) Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider

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Question: How come when I reboot Windows XP skips the Welcome Screen and loads the Administrator desktop instead?

Windows XP Users: All XP Versions

Have you ran into the problem where you reboot and the Windows XP Welcome screen never comes up and you find your computer has just loaded the Administrator desktop instead of giving you a chance to choose which user or desktop you wanted to select? There is a very easy fix for this, please read further below.

The possible solution:


1.) Click on the Start Menu.
2.) Click on RUN.
3.) Type in: control userpasswords2 into the empty field and then click on OK

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Question: Why do I see a login screen that says [Computer-Name/Guest] and won't allow me to enter a valid username?

When using Microsoft Windows:

Do you see a message that says something like "Computer's Name/Guest" in a login box but it's all grayed out and won't allow you to type in anything else like a valid username when accessing a computer over your Network? Below are a few steps you can take to work around this little problem you might be facing.

Solution #1:


1.) Open up your Control Panel Window.
2.) Click and open up Administrative Tools and choose Computer Management.
3.) Select Local Users and Groups, double click on Users and then right-click on Guests.
4.) Finally, left click on Properties and make sure Uncheck account has been disabled.


Solution #2:


The other solution is to set up an account for the other computer. Microsoft Windows XP has its roots in Windows NT which requires user accounts or guest accounts for all clients logging into a computer.

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Question: Why do I get a Code 10 error on my NVidia Video Card?

Are you getting a message along the lines of:

"Can't start device: Code 10"

All you should have to do is turn off your computer and boot up your Bios setup menu (usually F-10 or F-12 key on your keyboard). Somewhere inside your Bios setup menu you have to set the IRQ for your video card. Once you can do this, Windows will not be able to take functionality of your NVidia Video card.

If you are still receiving this error then I would recommend consulting with the manufacturer NVidia directly. Their website is located at this URL: http://www.nvidia.com/page/home.html

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Question: Where is ScanDisk located at in Windows XP? I can't find it anywhere.

Trying to find where ScanDisk is at on your computer using Microsoft Windows XP? Well stop looking! Seriously, it's not there anymore. Microsoft thought it would be a brilliant idea to remake this tool and call it CheckDisk when Windows XP was being developed.

Ok, where is CheckDisk at then?

To run CheckDisk please perform the following instructions:

1.) Click on the [ Start Menu ].
2.) Click on [ Run ].
3.) Type in: CHKDSK into the run field and then click on [ OK ].

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Question: Can I re-size the Quick Launch toolbar?

Need to find a way to resize your Quick Launch toolbar by chance? The answer to this is pretty much starring you right in the face more less. Please read the instructions below to perform this routine.

Right click anywhere on your Windows Taskbar and make sure that Lock the Taskbar has been unchecked.

Then you can drag your quick launch tool bar to resize or move it around to another location on your desktop if you wish too.

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Question: How do I turn off the Microsoft error report option when a program crashs in Windows Xp/Vista?

Wish you could get rid of that option that says would you like to send this report to Microsoft after CTRL-ALT-DELETING a program? There are a few easy steps you can take to finally do this below.

1.) Right click My Computer
2.) Select Properties
3.) Click the Advanced Tab
4.) Click the Error Reporting button.
5.) Now select Disable Error Reporting and click on OK.

Thanks it folks!

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Question: What is the listening port for the Windows Remote Desktop application that comes with my Windows Version?

The listening port number for the Windows Remote Desktop application runs on port: 3389. If you are using a firewall or router with the computer you wish to connect to while at work or another location then make sure you review the following or you will have trouble!

If using a Router on your High Speed Internet or DSL Network:

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Question: How can I make those 'White Baloon' help messages in my system tray go away? I'm using Windows XP.

Your wanting to know how to permanently disable those irritating "white balloon" help messages that keep popping up all over my desktop and system tray? There are a couple of things you can done to get rid of these for good! To my knowledge these instructions are for Windows XP+. I am not sure about Windows Vista but it may be worth a try if your having this problem and your running that version of Windows.

First Solution:

1.) Open up any window or click on My Computer.
2.) Click on the Tools tab near the top of the window you have open.

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Question: When I access a Network from a Win XP to a Win 98SE computer, I get a (ComputerName\IPC$). How do I stop this?

So your running a network with at least (1) Machine using Windows XP and (1) Machine using Windows 98SE right? For some reason when you try to access files on the other computer it's asking for some type of login information or prompting an error similar to: ComputerName\IPC$ correct?

I actually remembered running into this myself. There are a couple of things you do and go over to stop this error.

Things to go over and check to fix this are:

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Question: How can I password protect my network shares on Microsoft Windows XP?

You want to password protect your folders and data on Windows XP but seem having trouble on what to do, or what changed differently from previous versions of Windows right? There are a couple things to go over depending on which version of Windows XP your running on the computer in question.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional:

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Question: How can I change the default windows login to another user besides Administrator?

This can commonly happen as Administrator is the first account created. Most people will just use Administrator as the user name to do their daily tasks on the computer. Then the day comes when your kids want to use the computer for game or homework and you really don't want them to mess up your desktop or resolution settings.

Easy known solution for this:

You have to assign a password to the Admin account and setup another user as admin. The admin account should disappear and you will always be prompted with the User & Guest account.

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Question: How to fix error code 65 when using PING in command prompt?

Has something happened where you are getting a strange error code of 65 when trying to ping a IP Address or a website?

Example:





Solution

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Question: How to stop Windows from placing short cuts of every Network I have visited in my shared resources?

If your experiencing this, you know this getting annoying real fast. Especially in the business or office/workplace. There is one possible solution to fix this issue that I know of.

Solution:

1.) Click on [ My Network Places ].
2.) Click on Tools tab.
3.) Then click on Folder Options.
4.) Click on View
5.) Make sure that you un-check "Automatically search for network folders and printers".

Once you have made sure this feature has been disabled you can go though and delete the remaining short cuts that are still there.

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Question: Why does Windows XP Pro only allow '10' incoming client connections? Can I over ride this limit at all?

Tired of capping out on your incoming client connections by only '10' on Microsoft Windows XP Pro? Well I am sorry to say but you won't find the answer you looking for, but I will explain this further for you so you have a better understanding as to why.

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Question: Does Microsoft Windows XP Pro have IIS? (Internet Information Services)

IIS (Internet Information Services) is a recognized web document service that will serve and share these documents over a LAN/Intranet or Internet. You might be familiar with Linux type versions of this such as Apache. These services are typically setup so Windows users can create or configure their own web servers over the Internet. In previous versions of Windows the IIS module or service was much easier to find and install. On Windows XP it is a bit more hidden but very simple to find. Please proceed to read the simple instructions below if you wish to proceed to use this service.

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