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    W2K hung on boot

    I'm asking for clues as to what I might look at on this. I don't know where to start. I am still running Windows 2000 on an old desktop. Yesterday, the system hung during boot. The disk was working and it just stalled during startup. I had to turn off the main power switch on the back in...
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    can't replace intel display driver

    The summary is that I'm having trouble getting rid of the Intel display driver that prevents Vista SP1 from installing. More details follow. I have an inexpensive Toshiba notebook, A135-4677, purchased from Circuit City in August, with Vista Home Premium. MS Update does not offer me SP1. For...
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    How To Edit Group Policy in Home Premium?

    A couple folks have asked what I want to change. I got into chasing this particular issue because every now and again this low end Toshiba notebook with Home Premium installed takes a very long time to shut down. A very long time means 10 or 15 minutes. Normally it's more like 20 or 30 seconds...
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    How To Edit Group Policy in Home Premium?

    According to Koroush Gazi's Tweaking Companion for Windows Vista (http://www.tweakguides.com), The Group Policy Editor is only available in Vista Business, Vista Enterprise, and Vista Ultimate. Now, I at least know that I'm not totally missing something when i try to follow some of the...
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    How To Edit Group Policy in Home Premium?

    Maybe someone can take pity on me and explain this. I have a new Toshiba notebook running Vista Home Premium. I'm running as a stand alone user, not as a member of any domain. I've been trying to resolve a very slow shut down (10 - 15 minutes) that happens only from time to time. Searching...
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    Can't boot to hard drive copy - no pagefile & drive letters confused

    While I was in the process of searching for answers, I did come across references to a knowledge base article to the effect that MS "knows" about a problem that prevents the Windows 2000 recovery console from seeing pagefile.sys unless you do some extra honking around. Maybe there is a...
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    Can't boot to hard drive copy - no pagefile & drive letters confused

    I guess I must agree with John Will. The only thing I know is that when I did the ghost copy without changing the setting, I could not boot from the copy and when I changed that one thing it worked for me. I figured it had to be some simple silly thing. It was hard to track it down...
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    Can't boot to hard drive copy - no pagefile & drive letters confused

    Because someone here did try to help me, I will post my resolution here. Maybe it will help someone else someday. Windows has a default setting in control panel --> folder options --> view called "hide protected operating system files. This is not the same as "show hidden files." It...
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    Can't boot to hard drive copy - no pagefile & drive letters confused

    I've seen a similar problem in this forum, but I can't find the identical problem or a solution. Simply stated, I made a copy of my w2k hard drive using ghost and when I try to boot to it, I get an error to the effect that the page file is missing or too small. Safe mode doesn't work either...
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