Dear Fred….I have a computer running 98SE
that will only load in safe mode and has vertical lines on the screen. I
think the system is shot and would like to copy my many files to CD’s on my
external USB Iomega CD-RW and transfer them to my other computer. The
problem is that from safe mode I can’t access the CD-RW. What is the
solution? Thanks, Neil H. Christia
Hi Fred, Concerning
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-05-15.htm#3 about script errors,
it’s possible to experience these error messages when using ad blocking
software. To see if this is what’s happening, it might be a good idea to
disable any such software, clear the browser cache, and then reload the web
site and see if this makes a difference. I hope this helps as your
newsletter and past input by other readers has certainly come to my rescue
in the past. Plus Subscriber, Alan Friedman
Fred: re: building a terabyte server (
)— It should be pointed out though that this is the perfect
opportunity for re-purposing an older PC (even a VERY old one), thus saving the
cost of the case, power supply, motherboard, cpu and even the operating system;
the only real cost being the hard drives.
Hi, Fred, GREAT JOB! I always look for your
newsletter as a healthy little break from my high-pressure work. You are a
God-send to us techie wanna-bes! (^_^) Heck, I even subscribed to the PLUS
addition — and I seldom subscribe to anything!
Hi Fred, I have enjoyed reading your
newsletter for quite some time and have found it to be very useful.
Fred: A friend using Windows 98SE
suddenly cannot open Internet Explorer 6. he gets the Microsoft error
message that the system has encountered and error and needs to close.
Good day in May Fred,
You may have covered this before, but I can’t seem to find
it. I have set up the Windows XP (SP2) Scheduled Tasks to run defrag at 2
AM. The problem is defrag opens using the C:WINDOWSsystem32defrag.exe
directory, but it doesn’t start, because I also have to indicate the drive
for which defrag should run. Can I use the Task Manager to not only launch
defrag but to actually start the process? Would a batch file be a better
I’m impressed! That tweak of yours to remove the restrictions in the Recovery
Console is a good one. (See "Incredibly Useful Tweak"
) I installed it, made the registry change, and it works just as it should….
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