Author Archives: Fred Langa

Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.

SpamCop’s Auto-Complaint Feature

You had a reader that said he was
‘Doing Something About Spam’ and using a whois tool to figure out who to
complain to. Try pasting an email (with it’s headers) into Spamcop’s reporting
service (entirely free) and you can get a *VERY* detailed breakdown of places to
complain to, specific to the computers the email traveled through and products
advertised. I liked the service so much, I went and paid for a Spamcop email
address. But that’s just me. J Visit but
be careful as is a
similar, but not free, commercial product. —Neal

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XP, NTFS, FAT, Drive Letter Juggling, And More!

Fred: This lady finally up graded to Windows
XP from Win 98 2nd E.

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How Do You Restore A Restore Point?

Fred, I have a problem that’s been
with me for a couple of months: I cannot enter or use a restore point in XP
Home. I get an error dialog box as follows:
"rsturi.exe – Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point RemoteAssistancePrepare SystemRestore could not be
located in the dynamic link library WINSTA.dll"

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X1 Search Utility Phones Home

Hi, Fred. I just received your most
recent LangaList Plus issue and read with some interest your recommendation of
the X1 search engine. I went to the site you mentioned and downloaded the
software. I then poked around for some time trying to find out what it costs. I
could find NOTHING about how to buy it or what it costs, though I have the
distinct feeling it isn’t free.

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Another Great Search Utility Found

Hey, Fred – A good search utility can
be downloaded here: Keep up the good work. George

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Just the Fax, Ma’am

Howdy Fred, I look forward to discovering
new information that fills your newsletters. I’m hoping you can help me with
this problem.

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Flog the Blog!

OK, you know what "Load the Code" is all
about (see above). Now, if you have a blog of your own, you can participate in a
similar service: "Flog The Blog." <g>

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Patching Up Windows After Patch Breaks It

Fred, I got exactly the same thing in the
last few days just as Jim did ("Can Swap Files Cause Blue Screens Of Death?" ), and I figured out
what caused it— this week’s Microsoft Windows Security Updates!

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