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
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