We have a VMWare Fusion user running MAC OSX 10.6 host with a Windows XP guest who would end up with white boxes displayed instead of the correct menus. A reboot would fix it for a few hours, then it would happen again, requiring yet another reboot.
The way we fixed it is as follows.
On the guest Windows XP do the following.
Click Start > Control Panel > Display.
Click Settings > Advanced > Troubleshoot.
Move the Hardware acceleration slider one notch to the left toward None.
Click OK until you close the Display Properties dialog.
Reboot the guest Windows XP operating system.
I had a Windows XP machine that I needed to change some folder permissions, but as this computer was a member of a Workgroup, the tab is hidden.
All you need to enable this is to follow these steps.
1. Open up regedit
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlLsa
3. Change the ForceGuest key from 1 to 0
Now you will be able to see the security tab.
A common problem when using a terminal server, or remotely connecting to a Windows XP or Vista desktop is that the system you are connecting to does not have the required drivers installed for you to be able to print locally. Each time you log in, the system event log will contain 1111 errors that are related to TermServDevices for each local printer that does not have drivers installed on the local system.
The simplest way to fix this is to download and run the Terminal Server Printer Redirection Wizard Tool located here . When you run the tool, it searches the event log of the remote desktop for 1111 events, then asks you to install drivers for each printer that you wish to. The best thing to do is to run it on the remote desktop and download the drivers to a location on this same remote desktop for ease of installation.
Very quick post….
If you are experiencing a problem downgrading a new laptop to XP and when you try and boot from the XP CD you get either a blue screen of death or a message telling you that it cant find any hard drives, enter the bios and change the options from AHCI to ATA and you should be fine.
I had laptop running Windows XP SP2 that was trying to connect to a wireless network the other day. It would fail each time with an error bubble popping up in the system tray with the following message ”Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network [SSID]” .
I wasn’t using a certificate for the wireless access point in question, so I thought this was odd that there was a certificate error. I checked the wireless setting and realised that there weren’t all the available types on encryption that there should be, so I hit the Microsoft web site for an update, and found this KB article here.
This installs a patch to enable you to use the more recent types of WPA encryption that weren’t out when SP2 was release for Windows XP.
After applying the patch and rebooting, the error bubble was gone.