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.

How To Strip Away Web Page Bloat

Hi Fred! Great to have you back in the
chair. I look forward to the LangaList every week and having been having
withdrawals for the last month or so <g>. I moved interstate at the same time
that you did, so I can empathize with the rigmarole of packing, moving and
unpacking.

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Script Errors Block Web Sites

Hello Fred. Can you help me? How can I
get rid of the pop-up "Internet Explorer Script Error"? This will not let me
read some web pages no matter how hard I try. It just keeps coming back every
time I say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ or try to delete (x) it. Thanks, —Fran

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PR Budget = $0.00

Long-time readers know this newsletter is not part of some
publishing empire’s stable of publications. There’s no budget, staff or facility
to handle outreach and promotions: The newsletter depends on word of mouth to
grow. And that’s where you come in: Each issue, I try to offer you useful,
interesting and amusing factoids to help you with your hardware software, and
time online. Can you take just a minute to help me out in return?

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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
http://www.spamcop.net/ but
be careful as http://www.spamcop.com 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:
http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/. Keep up the good work. George
Salley

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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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