When I tried to boot my system one recent morning nothing happened. I got a
flash of the start screen, not windows but the mother board manufacturer. I
knew the power supply had to be working and the fan was blowing. I couldn’t
even get it to boot from the cd. After a few attempts I was able to get into
the bios and change the boot order to make the cd first to boot.
Hello Fred, I am an avid supporter of LangaList. Your straight forward, no punches pulled
to every problem solved is enjoyable and refreshing.
While I am not new to computer science, (I was involved with RCA drum memory,
RCA Spectra 70), once in awhile I get confounded by new approaches.
Fred: I’m a relatively new subscriber, but I have found
LangaList Standard/Plus to be invaluable.
I LOVE Langalist! Just thought I’d get that out of the way. The terabyte
server is something I’ll tackle this year. A question I hope you’ll have time to
3 months ago I started to experience a bad boot. I’d get to BIOS, then
get the black screen with "Can’t find primary 0 HD" and "Can’t find
secondary 1 HD" or words to that effect. For several weeks, I’d open the
case (after rebooting several times with the same result) re seat the
ribbon cable to the motherboard and the drives, and it would boot. (Dell
4550, XP home, BTW) Finally, that stopped working, and it would only
i have a question i could not seem to find the answer
to yet, but is there software that adjusts your
monitor’s geometrical display or other display
Having sometimes wondered just what is hogging my resources, and not finding
task manager totally helpful I went looking.
Last issue’s "Turbulence
In The Ether" (
) generated some *great* emails. Here’s a sampling:
I enjoy reading the Langa letter very much. In the work I do I use both Win XP
and Win 98se. My question is:
Is it possible to have 1 computer with 2 hard drives on it. One drive would have
XP on it and the other
drive would have 98se on it and when the computer starts up it would ask me
which system do I want to run.
Thank you in advance,
The folks at Macecraft have
released jv16 Powertools 2006, and are running a new ad in the Standard Edition,and
re-offering a 25% discount to the first 500 respondents. As before, it didn’t
feel right to me that Standard Edition readers would get a shot at the
discount, but that you Plus! members—my most-valued readers— might not. Hence, this note: Not an endorsement or a
paid ad, but just a notice that might save you a few bucks if you’re considering
a jv16 PowerTools purchase.
Hi Fred, I appreciate the time and effort you put into the
newsletter. I have a little problem with my floppy drive, it will only read
raw data and will not write at all. I usually click before I read and It
appears I clicked at the wrong time. Would appreciate help to get my floppy
drive back. Thanks. I look forward to every issue. —Bob Hurley