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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Are Windows XP compatible products part of the Microsoft "Designed for Windows XP" logo program?
    No, compatible means that Theorica Software has tested the applications in the Windows XP environment; Microsoft logo certification is a separate process.
  • Did Theorica Software test all of Windows versions?
    No, Many of Theorica Software's applications are native 32 bit. and developed under Windows 98 and XP. These are tested with all versions of Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP.
  • What does "XP" means in SafeXP, GameXP etc.?
    XP is abbreviation of "Extreme Programming" that is a discipline of software development based on values of simplicity, communication, feedback, and courage.
  • Game XP

  • How can I enable again CD autorun feature of Windows XP?
    Create a new text document on the desktop then copy and paste the text below into it, then rename the .txt to .reg and double click the file:
    REGEDIT4
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdrom]
    "AutoRun"=dword:00000001
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=-
                        
  • I installed this program recently, and was impressed with the results. Only one problem. I use my home PC for remote management of several systems, and now, my client repeatly states that the Connection Manager failed to respond, and Remote Desktop Connection fails when trying to access systems. What can I do?
    You can enable theser services from Control Panel (or in Start menu, Run and then services.msc) Administrative Tools
    1. IPSEC Policy Agent
    2. Application Management
    3. Cisco VPN Service (if exists)
    4. DHCP Client
    5. DNS Client
    6. Logical Disk Manager
    7. Network Connections
    8. Removable Storage
  • I installed GameXP and just wanted to know if it has a uninstall program or is there any way to remove it completely?
    There is no any install, so any uninstall option ise irrelevant.
  • I am unable to get system restore to work after GameXP run. How can I use system restore feature again?
    Last known good config:
    Always the easiest to try first before settling for a reinstallation of Windows XP is choosing "Last known good config". Reboot the PC and tap F8 while you wait for boot options to be displayed for you. Once there, choose "Last known good configuration."

    System restore:
    In some cases, a reinstallation can be avoided by using system restore. You do not need to leave safe mode to do this, just follow these instructions closely:

    1. Reboot into safe mode with a command prompt.
    2. Get to an administrator account so that you have the needed permissions to get things done.
    3. At the command prompt, type: %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
    4. Follow the instructions to restore your PC to an earlier state of operation.
    Recovery console:
    If your system is not still working like you desire, the XP recovery console can be a very useful utility when employed with care. There are a variety of situations where having access to it can be really handy. In fact, you need to get access to it before we go any further.
    1. Reboot from the Windows XP CD. Once you arrive at the welcome screen, choose "R" for recovery.
    2. You will be asked which Windows installation you wish to access. Choose the appropriate number.
    3. Now a prompt for your administrator password will appear. Enter it and continue (if no password, press enter).
    While at the console, you can type help for a list of available commands that are at your disposal. For example, you can repair a messed up boot sector by typing FIXBOOT and then typing enter afterward. If you are having difficulty booting up because of a messed up ntldr file, however, then you might need to replace it by typing:
    COPY E:\i386\NTLDR C:
    (Keep in mind this is assuming that E: is the correct drive letter for your CD ROM drive). Once you have repaired what you have needed to from the recovery console, simply type EXIT at the prompt to leave and restart Windows.

    Repair installation:
    When all else fails, sometimes reinstalling is the best way. Running a repair install of Windows XP can be a handy way of fixing the installation of XP without having to start totally over and deleting important data from your PC. To do this type of install, simply follow these instructions.

    1. Boot from your XP installation CD.
    2. At the welcome screen, choose enter.
    3. Once at the license agreement, press F8.
    4. At the next screen, choose to repair the selected Windows XP installation by pressing R.
    5. The files will begin to install and then your PC will reboot. During the reboot you will be presented with option of booting from the CD again by pressing any key. Don't press anything. Allow it to finish the install without booting from the CD again.
    (from Lockergnome's IT Professionals June Issue)
  • Having problems with Outlook Express ? Does it ask for password everytime you connect?
    1. Click Start, click Run, and then type regedt32 in the Open box.
    2. Locate the following registry key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider
    3. Right click the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider key, and then Select Permissions.
    4. In the Permissions for Protected Storage System Provider dialog box, click the Advanced tab. Make sure that the has Full Control access. Select "Replace permission entries..."
    5. Click OK.
    6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each subkey that is listed under the Protected Storage System Provider registry key; otherwise, you may receive the following error message when you try to delete the Protected Storage System Provider key:
      <"Registry editor could not delete the key currently selected. The key or one of its subkeys does not give you delete access."
      Note: The sub keys under Protected Storage System Provide will look something like this:
      S-1-5-21-1085031214-1202660629-1708537768-1003
    7. At this point, you can delete the Protected Storage System Provider key by clicking Delete on the Edit menu. If you prefer, you can first export a copy of this key, and then delete the key. To export the key, right click the Protected Storage System Provider key, and select Export. The exported file can be re-imported by double clicking on it.
    8. When you click Delete, you receive the following message:
      "Registry editor will delete the currently selected key and all its subkeys. Do you want to continue the operation?"
      Click Yes to finish the process.
    9. Start Outlook Express. When Outlook Express checks your mail account(s) you will be able to re-enter your password(s). This process repopulates the Protected Storage System Provider registry key with the correct information for that computer's SID.