Fixing Logon Failure errors in XP Home

A client running XP Home today had an issue with a machine running slowly, and in the (ab)normal course of troubleshooting, we came across some errors in the event viewer that caused us to reset the security descriptors back to their defaults... and in doing so, we broke his printer sharing.

Stop the Beeping!

On my laptop, every time I connect to a wireless network, the Intel software pops up a notification window telling me that I've connected, but it is accompanied by a loud BEEP -- even though my speaker is muted and I run the "No Sounds" sound scheme.

Turns out that BEEP is a service; but a service that's hidden from almost all user interfaces.

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