The Importance of Simple File Sharing – Part One

I have read a few so-called definitive guides on Windows XP file and printer sharing; honestly none of them were even in the same zip code as definitive. I have always been concerned about the importance and the role of Simple File Sharing in Windows XP networks, configured via Control Panel → Folder Options → View tab → Advanced Settings list → UseContinue reading “The Importance of Simple File Sharing – Part One”

Solution to Windows XP Autoplay Problem: Corrupt entries and missing providers

I did not know when exactly it began but annoying corrupt entries had appeared in my Windows XP autoplay dialog boxes, like the one in this picture. When the problem proved persistent and my standard maintenance tools failed to fix it, I decided to go for a manual fix. Since there was no strong evidenceContinue reading “Solution to Windows XP Autoplay Problem: Corrupt entries and missing providers”