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.

Still *More* Ghostbusting

We’ve covered ways to track down various mysterious
"ghost-in-the-machine" actions and sounds of late (see

http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-04-20.htm#3 and

http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-04-13.htm#3 . Here are some
additional things to consider:

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Very Cool Tweak: The OS Hidden Inside The OS

Windows XP’s Recovery Console is a good but very
limited tool.

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Fred’s Deep Blush (Deleting TMP Files) Pt1

Maybe I was lost in a "forest through the trees" problem.
Maybe I just spaced out. But in any case, in "Free Tool & Demo From Fred" (

http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-04-13.htm#1
) we discussed a problem designed to (1) illustrate the general
principles of automating some commands that normally resist
automation; and (2) specifically, to clean up errant TMP files that were
accumulating in a reader’s C: folders.

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Fred’s Deep Blush (Deleting TMP Files) Pt2

(Continued from above item; use all the following as
EXAMPLES that may have to be tweaked to work properly on your specific system.)

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Fred’s Deep Blush (Deleting TMP Files) Pt3

(Continued from above item; use all the following as
EXAMPLES that may have to be tweaked to work properly on your specific system.)

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Bogus “No Floppy” Error

Hi Fred! I really enjoy your newsletter. It has been of great
help to me many times over.

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Defender Glitch Fixed (?)

We described problems with "Windows Defender,"
the newer and renamed beta of  Microsoft Antispyware, in

http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-04-20.htm#4 .

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