Windows XP support for Keyboard
Had those moments where you were lost in some distant land and had a key pressed? I bet you did, at least you should have seen the wild a’s and b’s that get repeated, as if you were invoking those letters from the keyboard to spring into life I front of you and do a dance-well not quite, but I know you got the point. It might seem like bane to get those keys repeated like that, that requires an equal amount of backspacing to get rid of the erratic symphony, but there are places where it is useful. For instance seen how the youngsters these days get overly expressive thinking that all the extra letter repetitions give life to the words? You have? If you haven’t you are missing on some kind of convoluted taste that the kids these days are evolving.
Maybe who knows, it can even be there in the Webster’s in a few years from now. Now for the tech info-you see these repetitions of a letter become helpful when you are trying to scroll through a document. Holding down a key can run the cursor to those parts of the texts where you have that particular letter, essentially scrolling your text down, without having to hit the cursor keys every time. This repetition has got a certain delay associated with it, and we can control the timing to our preference. The following Windows XP support steps can show you on how to do it too.
Windows XP Support instructions for the keyboard delay
Follow these instructions to set the delay that you require
Open the control panel. Click “Start”>”Settings”>”Control panel”
Once the control panel window gets opened up, click on “Printers and Other hardware”. From the list of hardware click on “Keyboard”. Wait for the keyboard option to appear, then from the “keyboard properties” select the tab called “Speed”
Now from the slider that you see beneath “Repeat Delay” move it to get the required speed. Top the left- increases the delay, to the right-decreases the delay.
Next tweak the “repeat rate”. To the left- repeat the characters slowly, and to the right-repeat characters quicker.
To check out your new setting, try typing in the box below “Click here and hold down a key to test repeat rate“.
If the speed is desirable, click on “Ok”
These Windows XP support instructions can be used to set the delay for your keyboard.
Resolving a Corrupted User Account in Windows XP
No matter how advanced your OS is; when issues such as hard drive failures or intrusions by deadly viruses occur, it wouldn’t be long before you end up with a corrupted User Account. The same goes with Windows XP as well, whose User Profile files are stored in the “Documents and Settings” location. As the Windows XP support team says, chances are that these profiles and their corresponding settings may get corrupted over time. Here, we give you a comprehensive account on how to resolve such issues.
How to Fix a Corrupted Windows XP User Account?
In order to fix a corrupted user account in Windows XP, all you need to do is create a new account. As part of this, you should copy the files and settings of your corrupted account to the new one. And if all that sounds like Greek and Latin to you, there’s no reason to get confused. The Windows XP support team gives you the following steps for resolving the issue in question:
- Login to the concerned Windows XP PC via the Administrator account. As the Windows XP support team says, the admin account allows you to create a new profile and copy the files and settings to a new location.
- Navigate to the “Start” menu and choose “Control Panel”. From the list of options, choose the “User Accounts” icon. Click on the “Advanced” tab, followed by “New User”.
- Assign a new username and password and then click on “Create“.
- You may now click on the “Tools” button in the Windows Explorer window and choose “Folder Options”, whereby a new configuration window shall popup.
- Choose “View” and checkmark the option “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”.
- Open “My Computer” and navigate to the “C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username” folder, which is the directory for your corrupted profile. Copy all the items in this folder except Ntuser.dat, Ntuser.dat.log and Ntuser.ini.
- Go to the “C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username” directory, which is the location of the new user account you just created, and paste the items that you copied in the previous step.
- Finally, reboot the PC and login via the newly created User Account.
The above account would surely prove helpful in fixing your corrupted Windows XP user account.
For any further assistance, do get in touch with Windows XP support.