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Troubleshooting the Windows 2000 Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL)

Troubleshooting the Windows 2000 Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) The following information applies to: Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Microsoft Windows 2000 Server There are several ways to troubleshoot issues related to the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) that may occur as a …

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Desktop Related Registry Keys and Application Performance

Desktop Related Registry Keys and Application Performance Enabling command-line completion [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor] “CompletionChar”=dword:00000009 Set to the ASCII value of the desired key. 09 means the TAB key Disabling Shortcuts Created Resolving to UNC Paths [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] For all users on the machine Disabled “LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo”=dword:00000000 Enabled “LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] For individual users Disabled …

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memmaker MS-DOS Command

Type: External (6.0 and later) Syntax: MEMMAKER [/B][/batch][/session][/swap:d][/T][/undo] [/W:size1,size2] Purpose: Starts MemMaker which is a program that lets you optimize your computer`s memory (new with DOS Version 6). Discussion The MemMaker program moves device drivers and memory-resident programs to upper memory in order to optimize your computer`s memory. Your computer …

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Policy Related Windows Registry Restrictions

Policy Related Restrictions Note: We have delineated between Windows 9x and Windows NT. Where no delineation is present, the restriction will work on either. Disabling the change password button [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] Disabled “DisableChangePassword”=dword:00000000 Enabled “DisableChangePassword”=dword:00000001 Disable lock workstation in Windows NT SP4 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] Disabled “DisableLockWorkstation”=dword:00000000 Enabled “DisableLockWorkstation”=dword:00000001 Disable registry editing tools …

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INI to Registry Information Conversion

  INI Info to Windows Registry Converter By Funduc Software INI to Registry (see screen shot below) is a neat little utility for Windows 95/NT that will read the contents of any INI file and then load that information into the Windows 95 or Windows NT registry. By doing this, …

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Creating your own Windows Logon Banner

Creating your own Windows Logon Banner If you want to create a  Logon Banner, causing a message box to appear below your logon on, then: Open RegEdit Go To HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Create a new String value”LegalNoticeCaption “ Enter the Title of the window. What is displayed in the Title Bar. Create …

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BIOS Interrupt 13h Extensions

BIOS Interrupt 13h Extensions If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Background When your operating system (such as MS-DOS or Windows) or an application you want to use needs to access the hard disk, it employs BIOS services to …

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Motherboard Bios Help

MOTHERBOARD & BIOS HELP WARNING The following information has been provided so as to be of assistance to those individuals and technicians who are familiar with motherboards, motherboard jumper settings, their respective motherboard Bios’s and related Bios setup procedures. It is recommended that: You not make a Bios change, either …

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BIOS Flashing

DISCLAIMER: This document is intended as a primer – an introduction – to BIOS flashing. For the correct flash procedure and precautionary measures consult the documentation that came with your motherboard, or visit the motherboard manufacturer’s Web site for documentation on your motherboard. The author can accept no responsibility for …

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Break MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (2.0 and later) Syntax: BREAK BREAK on|off Purpose: Used from the DOS prompt or in a batch file or in the CONFIG.SYS file to set (or display) whether or not DOS checks for a Ctrl + Break key combination. Discussion DOS normally detects a press of the Ctrl …

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