Fred: In hopes of preventing frustration on the part of other
subscribers I want to share this story.
I’ve been a subscriber for many years, and have sent quite a few friends and
fiends in your direction.
Fred, A solution to your reader’s need to back up files from
his damaged 98 system
The information you provided for "How To Safely Add Or Replace A Hard Drive"
with photo illustrations (
http://www.informationweek.com/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=181502411 ) is what I needed when I replaced my first
hard drive. The Disk
Management Tool is, indeed, a jewel – I use it for changing drive letters for my
DVD-ROMs so they can retain their identity when I use a Media Card reader or USB
drives. However I needed more hand-holding when I partitioned my hard drives –
I used Partition Magic 8.
Hi Fred, I’ve been a Plus subscriber for some time and
learn something new from each newsletter.
Fred, I’m a many-years subscriber to your Plus Edition newsletter. You, and
Fred, love your newsletter! This’ll only take a second of
Fred: After years of "do nothing" tweaks, I finally found
one that is truly remarkable. It is
http://www.xp-smoker.com/. It is not free but the downloaded version
appears to work indefinitely. The key to its success appears to be the IRQ8
Priority. According to the author the HAL ultimately funnels all its
requests through IRQ8. Raising this priority made a remarkable difference
for my Compaq XP. Thanks as always. You are the man. —Paul DeLeeuw
Remember Reyna, a teen girl who lives in Guatemala? Some time ago, she
became one of the dozen kids supported on an ongoing basis— each and every month— through the
LangaList Plus subscription fund.
I have two computers connected to one
monitor, mouse and keyboard with a KVM switch. At night I typically fall
asleep to music playing in WinAMP and my times the player is on one computer
and the music is on the other. Last night I awoke at 3:00 in the morning
with the computer playing the music continually repeating a half second part
of the song that disappeared when the computer with XP on it rebooted all by