On May 31, I’ll choose three more monthly winners who each will get a FREE
ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to the LangaList Plus! edition. (If your name is drawn and
you’re already a Plus! subscriber, your current subscription will be extended by
a full year.)
Fred: My teenage grandson has set up a broadband router for
the family’s computers. He tells me the router protects against all malicious
attacks and has now disabled his anti-virus and firewall programs, plus the
Anti-spyware programs – is there any truth in what he says. I fear that if he
does get a virus I shall have the job of getting rid of it. —Mike Pugh
The company I work for uses CD-Rs as a portable drive. In that
they format the disk so it can be written to and "erased" by a CD Burner (I
guess you understood what I meant). They have been using the same disks for
several years with yearly changes being put on the disk and then the disk being
filed until the next year. Lately there have been some strange things happening
where all the data on the disk is lost. Someone thought that maybe using the
disks are rewriteables is the problem. My question is, can a CD-R be used as a
CD-RW? Or once a document is saved to the disk is it actually there for ever?
Even if the directory shows it has been deleted? Thanks in advance for your
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