How come my Windows Media Player on Windows XP is telling me path does not exist when I try to play a specific DVD? 

by on February 20, 2013

Q: try to play dvd on windows media player keep getting messege “path does not exist’ what does that mean?? Plays all other dvds & cds no problem. Windows xp.


Do they make a case that I can put my hard drive in to connect it to my new computer? 

by on February 18, 2013

Q: I recently had my dell desk top computer (running windows xp) go down. I have had it repaired four times and didn’t want to do it again so I bought an new dell (with windows 8). Here is my question. I have a case for a hard a hard drive. Can I take the drive from the old computer (xp), put it in the case, and run it on my new computer as an external drive? Or will windows 8 on new computer and xp on the external drive have issues?


How come I keep getting a message saying I cannot download the Windows XP service packs? 

by on February 18, 2013

Q: I have recently used the 8 disc recovery for a friends old HP with XP. I need the service packs which I know I can download them from the internet but the internet they use is dsl and it gets so far and then says it cant download UGH HELP!


How do I install Windows XP on my Dell Dimension E520 when it keeps putting me at the command prompt? 

by on February 11, 2013

Q: replaced hard drive in my Dimension E520. Now I am getting the command prompt. Need to install drivers and Windows XP. Have the disks but can’t get past command prompt.


Can I play Dungeon Keeper 2 or Zeus and Poseidon on my computer running Windows XP? 

by on February 11, 2013

Q: Can I play 90’s games on Windows XP Professional? E.g. Dungeon keeper 2 or Zeus and Poseidon


How do you open XP picture media backup on Windows 7? 

by on January 31, 2013

Q: trying to open xp picture media backup in windows 7. How do I do that?


How do I get back into my computer when it is giving me a blue screen? 

by on December 11, 2012

Q: Hi I have a dell computer with window xp. When I turn on my computer is going to my main screen and couple seconds go in a blue screen with this codes

Stop 0x000008E


I try to log on safe mode but go in a blue sceen too with code

Stop. 0X000007E


I run the window cd and type FIXBOOT but say that that file is not found. I run couple test on the cd but everything pass. I have documents for a legal case that I need to have back. I can’t erase any data on that computer. Please help!!!


How come my eMachine running Windows XP keeps telling me I need Administrative authority when I have it? 

by on December 7, 2012

Q: My PC running XP does not recogize my administrative authority when I try to remove an item from the Start Up list. It tells me that I must have administrative authority..which I have. It is a stand alone system, e-machine. How do I fix this?


How come my computer will not recognize my hard drive? 

by on December 6, 2012

Q: OK. I’m pretty sure this question is not a duplicate because of the variables and things I’ve already tried. However, I believe it may be a common problem because of it’s nature.

I have a 60Gb 2.5″ IDE HD from a laptop that used to run XP on it. It quit working, giving a check cable error. I am almost positive it is dead.

I recently purchased a 40Gb 2.5″ IDE repacement (it was cheap) but the laptop will not detect it. when trying to start up, it tells you to insert boot media and restart.

Neither hard drive is detected in the bios. I thought maybe it was the internals of the laptop, an IDE controller gone awry. So I purchased a 2.5′ IDE to USB interface (again cheap but it came with a case, yay.) and proceeded to test both hard drives on both the laptop and my desktop computer.

With the USB adapter the laptop showed no changes in results of either HD.

My desktop refused to recognize either HD in the bios or any of my OS’s (Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04, Backbox 3.0). No applications I have could detect either of the hard drives.

Now I am stumped, is there anything else I can try, any program that will “force” a detection of hardware? or should I just assume either (or both) the new HD and/or the USB adapter is a lemon, and start negotiations with the providing companies?

PS i have not tried jumper settings, but I am assuming the act of using the HD’s as external USB make this moot. Please correct me if I am wrong.

I am unsure of the laptop specs at the moment but the desktop PC is as follows:

Motherboard: Asus M4N98TD EVO Socket AM3 Mainboard w/ nForce 980a SLI PCI Express 2.0, DDR3 1333, SATA 300

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 645 Processor, 3100 Mhz, 4 Cores, 4 Logical Processors

RAM: 4 x 2Gb OCZ Platinum PC16000 (2000MHz Bus) DDR3 (8 gigs total)

Video: Dual SLI NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1024Mb VRAM (each)

Operating Systems (Installed on dedicated Hard Disks): Windows 7 64 bit Ubuntu Linux 64 bit Backbox Linux 64 bit


How come MP3 rocket freezes when I try to download music? 

by on December 5, 2012

Q: My operating system in Windows XP. I use Firefox as my browser. My question is I downloaded MP3 rocket and it was great for about 4 months (free version). Now, I can only listen to music, when I go to download it freezes and also freezes my browser. I have removed the program and reinstalled, still doesn’t work. Any suggestions