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.

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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Rebuild XP With A Click!

XP’s little-known "Rebuild" command lets you fix "Missing HAL.DLL," "Invalid
Boot.Ini," "Windows could not start…" and similar messages in literally just a
minute or two. It can potentially save you hours and hours of manual
reinstall/rebuilding of a failed OS!

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Getting Win98 “Up-To-Snuff”

Dear Mr. Langa,
Great newsletter! I have been a subscriber for some time and have found your
advice very valuable.

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