Dear Fred, Please add my thanks for your
excellent publication. It has a priority to be read when it hits my inbox.
Please check this site out. It has tons of stuff on it.
I’m sure it must have something for everyone…
—Larry Mikkelsen… Love the Langalist!
Hi Fred, I’m an avid reader of your newsletter
now for six years, but I have a problem and I can’t seem to find a solution.
In regards to the article Ghost Busted in your
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-03-02.htm#7 news letter. I had a similar experience with corrupt errors appearing at random. Thinking it was a disk error I used the same tools trying to clean up the drive. The errors persisted. I then remembered an issue I had in Windows95 of similar
errors. In that case is was a bad RAM dim, so I thought I would test the theory on my
machine. I removed my existing dim and replaced it with a spare. Booted up and
errors went away. I took the removed dim and placed in a back up PC and the
appeared on that machine. Needless to say I purchased a new dim for the machine. No errors have since reappeared. Best regards,
Fred, I’m hardly a newcomer to computing, but
this problem has me pulling my hair out.
Remember Eder, from Guatemala? He’s one of the group of 13
kids sponsored on an ongoing basis by LangaList Plus! subscribers:
Your article "Another Hidden Gem: The Windows Disk Management Tool " (
) was very
interesting and prompted met to attempt to play around with the Disk Manager.
Hard drives fill up, and eventually die: It’s a fact of PC
life. And while it’s easy to add a new, empty drive to a PC as an adjunct to an
existing, in-use drive, that’s sometimes not really what you want: What’s better
is to add a new, fast, capacious drive, and move your data, intact, to it. This
way, you can pick up more or less where you left off, and you don’t have to
rebuild or reinstall the operating system (unless you want to). If you keep the
old, high-mileage drive in the system at all, it’s just as extra space— not as
the main drive.
Hi Fred, Big fan of plus newsletter. Use it and recommend it. A quick question:
Currently run a very stable WIN98SE system that has 1 problem-over a period of
time, system resources seem to slowly leak out and disappear. I use resource
meter to monitor current status but it doesn’t show what applications are using
the resources. My question: do you know of a program that shows what programs
are actually using what resources? Thanks. —Mark Shapiro
I have been using a ramdisk for IE6 since reading "Speed
And Security Via A RAM Drive" (
) on its
advantages and in fact, noticed a significant performance improvement. A few
days ago I was having a problem that was driving me nuts so I decided to go back
to a previous "Restore Point". What a shock I got when I looked for a
point-in-time to use and discovering that there was none! Things like this is
how I always get sidetracked from the task at hand. After many hours of digging
around, I noticed an event in the System Event Log that I had seen before but
thought nothing of it: