Hi, Fred, Thought your readers might be
interested in a mysterious CPU usage problem that has plagued me for a
month. Within a couple of hours of booting each morning, my computer been
slowing to a crawl.
Is there anything in XP comparable to Quick
View in W95? —Ron Glass
Fred, I love your newsletter. I have a
problem I can’t seem to find the answer to. Perhaps you can help.
Fred, I remember somewhere in one of your newsletters (I am a
Plus member) about modem dialing out problems or programs hidden in the system
that will do this without authorization. A friend has a system with Win98 SE
and has been woken up in the wee hours by his computer dialing out. He
hesitates to turn off the computer but has begun to unplug the telephone line
while away or at night. I believe we have tracked the problem to a program
called "Canon Creative 3" and the message on the screen shows "Inverse Network
Technology" when the dialing is taking place. I cannot seem to find a way to
remove this dial-up program without deleting the whole program. Any and all
assistance will be greatly appreciated. —William Gibson
I have joined as a Plus member sometime last
year; and I enjoy reading every issue. There is a utility that I am looking
for the would be helpful to me, and that is, a program that would allow me
to transport email settings, addresses, and email messages from outlook and
outlook-express from one computer to another?
Naturally, a freeware if possible.
Thanks, Tony Dewar
In response to "Cygwin
and ‘Linux Inside Windows’ Options" (
), this reader offered an alternative:
I’m actually glad to report this error on my part;
not because I’m happy to be wrong, but because it’s good news for users of the
Last issue’s two part item on "Tools
To Keep Hard Drives Healthy"
http://langa.com/newsletters/2005/2005-02-28.htm#2 brought some
interesting mail, including these:
Long-time readers of this newsletter know that I’m a
backup fanatic, so you may find it amusing to learn that I couldn’t restore a
file I needed the other day. <g> At least, not at first.
Regarding the ‘Dirtiest PC…’ item in the current LangaList (
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=60403472 ) –
actually, you have found a worse example than the one used in your
InformationWeek article (excellent by the way). I’m referring to the ‘Sweater
of Death’ (
You obviously couldn’t have used it for the article, but as a bad example it’s
Looking forward to your next issue.