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.

XP’s Little-known “Rebuild” Command

Have you ever run into a "Missing HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini,"
or "Windows could not start…" message?

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Free “SiteAdvisor”

Hello Fred, Thanks for your great newsletter. 
The info you provide has more than paid for the minimal cost of a Plus!
subscription.

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Annual Report: Faisal Eko Budiayanto

Remember Faisal, from Indonesia? He was the
seventh of the 13 kids sponsored on an ongoing basis
by LangaList Plus! subscribers.

Faisal Eko Budiayanto was born
to a desperately poor family in Central Java province. He lives with
his parents only in a very simple house, earthen floor without
private bathroom and electricity in it. His father only earns a
living by farm laborer with small income that in insufficient to
meet their family’s basic needs, and there is no way for the mother
to help with the finances. The Family’s annual income is US$ 154. It
is painfully obvious that the child needs help to get proper
nourishment clothing and better attention. We are happy to welcome
him to our big family. Faisal Eko Budiayanto is a cute little boy. His health is average and he makes progress day by day. Your kind
sponsorship will mean much for his happy growth.

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Windows On New Or “Alien” Hardware

Hi, Fred,
I want to say again how much I enjoy your newsletter. If I have a chance at
keeping my head above the ever-deepening waters of computer complexity, it’s in
large part because of you!

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Undetectable Hardware-Based Malware?

Hello Fred, Thanks for all your articles,
especially the one I read when I first became a home computer user.

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Workaround For Public PC Worries

In "Public PC Worries" (

http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-03-30.htm#4 ), we discussed some
of the problems and solutions to using vulnerable hotspot connections and/or
public PCs such as those at internet cafes, coffeeshops, and the like. Here’s
another idea:

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Lost Digital Pix: Found!

Hi Fred: Thought this might be useful.

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