In "Divide And Conquer" (
) we discussed several partitioning strategies that can make huge disks more
manageable. Here’s a follow-on question:
That’s supposedly an old Mexican curse, although I suspect the sentiment may
be cross-cultural. I mention it here because a recent item raised the tricky
issue of software licensing (see
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-06-08.htm#1 ) and also gave this
Item #4, above, deals with free firewalls in general, and Win98 firewalls in
particular. Here’s info on another relatively new firewall that’s for Win2K and
Hi Fred, I’m stuck on what I
thought would be an easy issue. On a single PC I have it booting straight
into XP. When I install PC Anywhere, the boot starts asking for Windows
Logon Password for the Administrator. I want to bypass entering any
passwords to boot, given no one else has access to this PC. Any hints? Rgds, Sam
Hi Fred, Regarding the recent question from Danny Hoffman
about CHKDSK running every time he starts his computer: I had the same
problem with mine after fiddling around creating/deleting partitions and
moving files and folders around. I found this quick fix in the "PCReview"
Hi Fred- Can you give me an idea of what to do?
I’ll bet many of you are the "go-to" person when co-workers, family, or
friends have PC problems. Sometimes, tasks that have become second nature to us
due to long-term repetition may be very hard for people newer to computers.
Dear Fred, Thanks so much for the Plus! help over the last
several years. With your help, I support the personal computers of a number
of family members and friends, about five of whom still run 98SE and do not
have the resources to upgrade at this time. I have kept them free firewalled, free anti-virused, and hotfixed, but the schedule has been
somewhat erratic as it depends upon when I can get to them, and some are out
of town. So far, they have had no problems that I can’t correct.
As one OS fades away (see #1, above) another emerges: Reader Gene Lynch was
first to send in email about the new Vista beta available for public download. (Thanks, Gene, and everyone else who wrote in!)
Hi Fred, A computer I’m working on for a friend goes to a black screen
immediately when powered on, that simply says "Operating system not found."
When this has happened before, either rebooting a couple times, or checking
for loose cables, corrected it. This time, nada. What are the various reasons or possibilities with this problem?