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XP: Enable a disabled Task Manager

There is a registry edit to enable the Task Manager. The same step applies to Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System Name: DisableTaskMgr Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1=Enablethis key, that is DISABLE TaskManager Value: 0=Disablethis key, that is Don't Disable, Enable TaskManager The TaskManager can also be enabled using Group Policy Editor (only available in XP Pro/Vista Pro and up and if you're logged in as administrator). 1. Click Start 2. Click Run 3. Enter gpedit.msc in the Open box and click OK

Error NTLDR is missing... Press any key to restart

This fix needs the Windows XP™ Bootable CD Boot to the XP CD. When it asks you if you want to install or Repair, choose Repair. This will take you to the Recovery console. Choose the XP install to log into, usually there's only 1, and enter the password when prompted. For Home, the default password is blank. At the C:\Windows prompt type the following commands: FIXBOOT, answer Yes CD \ ATTRIB -H NTLDR ATTRIB -S NTLDR ATTRIB -R NTLDR ATTRIB -H NTDETECT.COM ATTRIB -S NTDETEC.COM ATTRIB -R NTDETECT.COM COPY X:\I386\NTLDR C:\ COPY X:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\

How to tell if 64bit Vista is installed

  • Click on the Start menu in the bottom left
  • Right click Computer
  • Click on Properties
  • Look for 'System Type'

Telnet is disabled in Vista

By default Telnet is disabled in Windows Vista. Do the following to enable Telnet.

  1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Select Programs.
  3. From the menu of the left, select “Turn Windows Features On” or “Off.”
  4. Scroll down, and then check the "Telnet client" box.
  5. Click “OK.”

Windows XP Run commands

Control Panels

Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
Display Properties desk.cpl
Findfast findfast.cpl
Game Controllers joy.cpl


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