When WinXP is not executing any applications or *.exe files, this likely that the system is full of viruses, so better do a full scan with anti-virus that is run from bootable CD (there are a lot of them available, like Hiren’s CD or bootable Dr.Web).
After virus clean-up download this registry fix file and run it. This should fix the problem.
To remove Windows Genuine Advantage notification you can run the following BAT-file… or just do everything manual:
taskkill -IM wgatray.exe
This might not work if Windows is running. You can boot from LiveCD or start Windows in Safe Mode and delete this files from there.
Problem: Vista can not connect to wireless network.. the system can not see the DHCP server in router and getting 169.254.x.x ip address which is private and no use at all.
To resolve this go to registry, find
Where GUID is a id for that network adapter – you will see the difference if another one is wired and connected.
Add new entry (DWORD 32), call it
DhcpConnDisableBcastFlagToggle and assign value 1.
DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag to 0.
Try to reconnect.
Put into your Linux box a HDD with NTFS system on it.. you would want to be able to read and write to it under user account, not only as root.
root#: fdisk -l
To find all the hard drives installed in your system.. locate the one that looks like freshly installed and
root#: mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/hdd -o force,uid=userID
where sdb1 is the name of that HDD you want to mount, and userID is your username.