Hey Fred, Great news letter. The Plus edition is
worth every penny.
Fred, A friend showed me last night a problem that he
doesn’t know how to correct (neither do I). His ISP is sbcglobal.net —
(commonly called ATT but really Southern Bell. SBC bought out ATT, not the other way around.) Anyway, whenever he goes on line to sbc, he gets a
script error. Apparently sbc uses some form of Internet Explorer since the
script error concerns IE. (My friend prefers Netscape). How are script
Fred, as a subscriber for several years I truly have
learned a lot. Now I want to create a bootable CD. It seems to me even with
all the files etc. laid before me I can not master this process. I did create a
slipstream xp-sp2 disc and it worked perfectly.
Dear Fred, I have been having some problems lately with my
broadband internet connection. My ISP repair guy came to the rescue and
found a wiring issue which he quickly repaired. I then got curious as to
how much the repairs made to the overall speed of my connection. I checked
a couple of places and was quite pleased with my connection, but one of them
said that I should increase my Receive Buffer by 63KB to improve my
performance. Could you explain how I could go about changing my receive
buffer size. The below is the complete report from the test station.
Thanks in advance. David Wilson
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-05-11.htm#4 , a reader mentioned
PowerPro program launcher. I’ve been using a small Freeware program called PBar
since Windows 98 days.
Fred, thanks for another nice article (The OS inside the
). By coincidence I have just finished an article on the Recovery Console
for my new site, the "Command Line in Windows XP" (
http://commandwindows.com/ ). I
have a couple of comments that might interest your readers. Many home PC
owners do not have a Windows CD because vendors are providing "Recovery"
disks or just recovery partitions. Those who have floppy drives can get the
Recovery Console on the set of six floppy disks that a Microsoft program
will create (
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q310994 ) . It’s
clunky and slow but it’s better than nothing. Also I know that many home PC
owners are afraid to edit the Registry so I have written a little INF file (
http://commandwindows.com/files/setcommand.inf ) that will do the tweak
you discuss. Download anywhere convenient, right-click, and select "Install"
from the context menu. —Vic Laurie
Fred, After many years of using my computer (and losing to
much data/files to often), I am attempting to (finally) do backups?
In "Network Won’t" #11 in
we discussed a reader’s thorny networking problems. Here’s a follow-up from that
same reader that discusses a site that may help solve a wider-range of problems
than just that one networking issue:
This reader got the native-Windows Langalist Helpfile
Archives to run on Linux; and his process also illustrates a more general
approach for getting other Windows-specific software to run in the land of