How to Clear/Delete the My Recent Documents Opened in Windows XP

If you think that you have opened many documents and want to delete them,Here are the Steps;
We can clear the list through the menu and we can also delete all the documents opened by going to the physical path where the documents are located.
Way 1 : Clearing through Start Menu

1. Right Click Start Menu and select Properties.Click on Customize button.This will open Customize Start Menu window.
Start Menu Properties
2. Click on Advanced tab.In the Recent Documents panel,Click Clear List button.Which will clear all the recent documents.
Customized Start Menu

Way 2 : Deleting recent documents through recent document folder.

Recent document folder would be located at the Documents and Settings of that profile folder.
1. Go to Start Menu.Click Run and type “recent” ¬†without quotes in the open textbox.This will open the physical path of the recent documnets folder.
run-recent
2. Select All(Ctrl+A) the files and delete them.
Recent Folder

In Task Manager Title Bar,Menu Bar and Tabs are Missing,Is it a virus attack? – Windows XP

In Windows XP,if you find the task manager with out title bar,program tabs or menu bar,don’t be panic,the Task Manager is running in Tiny Footprint mode. Its not the virus which made your task manager like this.You may have double-clicked the empty space in the border around the tabs thus Task Manager switches to this mode.
Task Manager Without Tabs

This problem can be handled easily.Simply just double-click on the border of the window showing to bring back the task manager to normal mode.

Task Manager With Tabs

Ref Source :Microsoft Support

How to restart print spooler if stopped in XP?

When i tried to install a PDF printer in my xp machine,i was not able to complete the installation.FewPDF printer installation got aborted and some throw a error message “print spooler stopped restart it”.Then i checked and found the print spooler service was in disabled state.I enabled and started the service now every thing worked fine.

Here are the steps to turn on the Print Spooler in Windows XP:

Step 1.Click Start Menu -> Run
Step 2.Type services.msc and click OK
Step 3.Locate Print Spooler in the list of services
Step 4.Right Click -> Properties change the Startup Type to Automatic.

print spooler disabled
If it is running and still you get the error stop the service and restart it.