Hi Fred, I have an older program, Crazy for Ragtime, that
was delightful, with MIDI, movies, and lots of history. Recently, I tried to
install it on XP Pro. I also have 2 LG Flatron LCD monitors. The program
would always crash. One day I discovered that it wanted to display in 256
colors. My monitors don’t display that low. Is there any way to get around
this problem. I have tried the Compatibility method without success but I
hate to lose such a valuable program. Any thoughts? —Hal Allert
Hi Fred, A computer I’m working on for a friend goes to a black screen
immediately when powered on, that simply says "Operating system not found."
When this has happened before, either rebooting a couple times, or checking
for loose cables, corrected it. This time, nada. What are the various reasons or possibilities with this problem?
As one OS fades away (see #1, above) another emerges: Reader Gene Lynch was
first to send in email about the new Vista beta available for public download. (Thanks, Gene, and everyone else who wrote in!)
You have discussed (repeatedly) the need for backup of important data. You
Hi Fred: For anyone who uses the Internet
Explorer and sometimes finds that a web page font size is too small, one of the
following two methods of controlling the font size might prove useful.
I’ll bet many of you are the "go-to" person when co-workers, family, or
friends have PC problems. Sometimes, tasks that have become second nature to us
due to long-term repetition may be very hard for people newer to computers.
Dear Fred, Thanks so much for the Plus! help over the last
several years. With your help, I support the personal computers of a number
of family members and friends, about five of whom still run 98SE and do not
have the resources to upgrade at this time. I have kept them free firewalled, free anti-virused, and hotfixed, but the schedule has been
somewhat erratic as it depends upon when I can get to them, and some are out
of town. So far, they have had no problems that I can’t correct.
Last issue, we discussed what seemed to be a problem with
a new version of the "Windows Genuine Advantage" tool. Now, a few days later,
the topic has taken off:
I’m not a user of MS Works, but this reader is, and he had
some major trouble with a new upgrade to this software.
Frequent contributor Steven Groginsky has been
trying RSS readers. (Unfamiliar with RSS? See