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    XP Install - No HDD Controller Driver

    It's done! Never again though! [emoji44]
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    XP Install - No HDD Controller Driver

    Thanks for that link, I think it's cracked now as I've got the correct drivers for the install. I can get a USB FDD, but wouldn't have a clue where to get a disk for it these days and the FDD owner has none! [emoji2] nLite and the drivers from the link should do it nicely..... [emoji106]
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    XP Install - No HDD Controller Driver

    Thanks. It's a Compaq Mini 311. I'll check device manager for a list of the files, but does it not have to be a floppy drive (not USB) that XP requires to load drivers during an install? Been so long since I've used it I've forgotten more than I remember..... no options in the BIOS for changing...
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    XP Install - No HDD Controller Driver

    It needs to be XP (that's what's on it and that's what he wants) as it runs older vehicle diagnostic software that still only runs properly on XP - believe me, I'd rather be putting Win 7 or 10 on it. Don't remember the BIOS having that option, but will check (Compaq Mini).
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    XP Install - No HDD Controller Driver

    OK, this is driving me nuts! I need to reinstall XP on a friends laptop - it needs to be XP, for the time being at least. The problem of XP not having built in drivers for the SATA controller rears it's ugly head - it's listed in the current install of XP as nVidia nForce for the controller...
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    No Printer Spooler Service?

    Thanks, Trouble, I'll give your options a try when I see it again tomorrow - it's not new, but has never had a printer installed, so this has just come to light.... I don't think there's much on it in the way of data/software, so a reinstall wouldn't be too much hassle, but was really just...
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    No Printer Spooler Service?

    No, it simply doesn't exist in services, and trying to install any printer or printer driver halts with an error due it not being there. It's Win 7 Home Prem......
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    No Printer Spooler Service?

    A friend has a netbook with Win 7 on it, and asked me to have a look at it as he couldn't install his printer - No printer spooler service is installed? I've never seen this before, and don't think there's any way of adding it as it should install during Windows installation. Does anyone have...
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    Some wireless networks giving 'limited connectivity'

    Can you ping the router, or nothing at all?
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    EFS Sharing Problem

    Hi all... I'm trying to share an encrypted folder between two Win 7 laptops - have followed the instructions below to the T, but still get the same 'Access Denied' error, even after exporting/importing the certificate - am I missing something obvious? Instructions below... To export the EFS...
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    Wireless Network Logging?

    I think I've cracked it... was having a good look around on my own laptop and all wireless connections/disconnections can be tracked under the log in Computer Management at Event Viewer > Applications and Services > Microsoft > Windows > WLAN-Autoconfig. Event 8003 shows disconnections...
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    Wireless Network Logging?

    Hi all... Is there any utility that can log a wireless network for dropped connections over a period of a few days? I need something that can show me the history of connections that I can compare against the windows application log - my friend thinks the network is dropping out sometimes which...
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    Win 7 Thinks Logical Drive is Disconnected Network Drive

    SOLVED: It was a problem with Iconpackager which was installed on Vista - uninstalled and all was resolved.
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    Win 7 Thinks Logical Drive is Disconnected Network Drive

    The title says it all really - woke up this morning, switched on the laptop, and Windows 7 is showing my logical (D) drive as a disconnected network drive... I can still access it ok, but all shortcuts to any folders in it that are on the desktop now have something (can't make out what) on top...
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