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Archive for the ‘Windows XP’ Category

Windows XP Pro won’t boot, safe mode boot hangs at agp440.sys – Microsoft Community

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/02

When safe mode is a good thing: [WayBackWindows XP Pro won’t boot, safe mode boot hangs at agp440.sys – Microsoft Community

During the regular boot, after a minute or so on SSD, a legacy Windows XP SP3 machine didn’t reboot.

During safe mode, it hung after loading agp440.sys. Apparently this is a Good Thing ™ as it means that chkdsk is running in the background as the post above explains.

Nice to know!

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

Using Chrome on Windows with a different proxy server than the system one (which is used by Internet Explorer)

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/25

By default, Chrome uses the same proxy server as Internet Explorer: the system one that your Chrome settings page accesses from chrome://settings/search#proxy through this command-line call:

"C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL C:\Windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl,,4

There is no GUI way inside Chrome to change this, but there is a command-line parameter: --proxy-server="ipaddress:port"

So create a new shortcut to Chrome, then you can change it.

This comes in very handy if you want to test

  • some sessions through for instance Internet Explorer going through HTTP Fiddler (that defaults at localhost:8888)
  • other sessions through Cntlm (that defaults to localhost:3128)

Some background information:

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Cntlm, NTLM, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows-Http-Proxy | Leave a Comment »

How to clear screen artifacts without rebooting Windows (multiple versions) – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/20

  1. go to control panel | display
  2. change the screen resolution. the artifact will go away
  3. click on cancel when windows asks you if you want to keep the new resolution.

this works on laptops too.

[WayBackUser mahesh – Super User answering [WayBackHow to clear screen artifacts without rebooting Windows (multiple versions) – Super User

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

if statement – How to ask for batch file user input with a timeout – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/14

The trick is to use the choice command; see [WayBackif statement – How to ask for batch file user input with a timeout – Stack Overflow

–jeroen

Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Microsoft Surface on Windows 7, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

Use Software Restriction Policies to block viruses and malware | Branko Vucinec

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/25

Interesting: [Ardhive.isUse Software Restriction Policies to block viruses and malware | Branko Vucinec

via: [WayBackRansomware treft Tweede Kamer – Malware versleutelt overheidsbestanden – IT Pro – Nieuws – Tweakers

–jeroen

Posted in Microsoft Surface on Windows 7, Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

 
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