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  1. Well, I owe all of you an apology. In terms of a...

    Well, I owe all of you an apology. In terms of a timeline, I recently reinstalled Win 7 Ultimate 32bit from scratch (since I first experienced those Powerdesk problems) to solve an unrelated...
  2. Hi John, With me it took some 10 to 15 mins...

    Hi John,
    With me it took some 10 to 15 mins after I blocked it in my firewall until PD started to protest. I'll try it again in the morning. I tried to locate another post on the net where they had...
  3. Avaquest's PowerDesk crippled unless it can call home?

    Hi all,

    Powerdesk has been one of my favorite file managers for years. When I switched to Win 7 Ult about a year ago I purchased a new version of PD. Unbeknown to me at time of purchase, this...
  4. Greetings all! Sorry to be such a retard in...

    Greetings all!

    Sorry to be such a retard in not getting back here sooner. I ran out of time on several other maintenance jobs that were kicking down the door.

    Thanks for all your replies and...
  5. Problem: very slow time to connect to net after reboot - sometimes up to 5 minutes

    Hi all,

    PC running Win7 Ultimate SP1. Samsung 120GB SSD. Several 2TB Western Digital HDs, H87-Pro MoBo, 8GB fast Ram, separate graphics card.

    Symptoms:


    after a normal reboot to desktop,...
  6. FYI: Windows 7 firewall and useful 3rd party accessory

    I was a little scared when switching to Win 7 Ultimate after years of XP and its ZoneAlarm firewall, which would not work with 7. A friend turned me on to 7's own firewall and in its advanced mode it...
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    Thank you all for your useful replies. Good stuff.

    Thank you all for your useful replies. Good stuff.
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    Question about solid state HDs & XP SP3

    Hi all,
    It seems pushy and good business for Microsoft to have us all upgrade our OSs from XP upward. I loathe that as a business tactic and am going to have a good go at using my OS for as long as...
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    No, not trying to install Win98/ME! I was...

    No, not trying to install Win98/ME! I was recently (with the new mobo) in the uncomfortable position of being able to do zilch to get my system ready to accept an OS. No matter what I tried I...
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    I'm sorry Fred - i think we may have reached a...

    I'm sorry Fred - i think we may have reached a point where we both don't understand each other's questions :) I do appreciate your effort to help. Thank you.
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    Hi Fred, I had already created a primary...

    Hi Fred,
    I had already created a primary partition on the SATA drive. As an aside, to successfully do so I had to slipstream XP SP1, 2 and 3 together on a CD. Only SP2 or 3 have the necessary...
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    Hi Fred, I have a spare PC with a working floppy...

    Hi Fred,
    I have a spare PC with a working floppy drive and have been attempting to create a working USB (floppy) stick in various ways, using the USB floppy utilities I listed above.

    I then...
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    How to create USB floppy drive that works!

    Hi all,

    My updated mobo is a very new Asus H87-Pro. It has no provision for a floppy drive. I'm left with the choice of purchasing an outboard USB floppy drive (without knowing if it will work or...
  14. USB drives were never my problem. I've been using...

    USB drives were never my problem. I've been using them for years. My problem was:

    (1) How to make the USB stick bootable
    (2) How to get floppy data onto the USB stick so it was usable
    (3) How...
  15. Dr.Who: Thanks so much for your superb help with...

    Dr.Who: Thanks so much for your superb help with my OP. I've been having fun using WinImage to extract data from my floppy library, compressing them and converting them to self-extract.

    One...
  16. I like your sig Dr.Who - Ghost Is Great!

    I like your sig Dr.Who - Ghost Is Great!
  17. Thanks Paul. It may be silly but burning a CD for...

    Thanks Paul. It may be silly but burning a CD for each of around 12 to 15 floppies seems a bit wasteful. Is there no other way of doing this?
  18. How to manage floppy drive programs on PC without floppy drive?

    Hi all,
    This topic comes and bites me in the bum periodically. What I'd like is to have some way of transferring the data currently on various bootable floppies to a USB stick so I can still boot...
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    Ok. System Restore I don't use. Even if I did,...

    Ok. System Restore I don't use. Even if I did, what would I learn? Nothing.

    Better you be straight with me and say "We don't know is going on with your problem, better use the big fat ugly...
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    Thanks Joe, AFAIK 'it' just started happening....

    Thanks Joe,

    AFAIK 'it' just started happening. No new hardware or software.

    John
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    Drag and Drop on XP SP3 desktop broken

    Hi all,

    Symptoms: when trying to left-click a file and drag it to a folder, the folder with the focus does not highlight and does not accept the file to be dropped. Instead, the target folder...
  22. Update: It seems that error 324 happens for...

    Update:

    It seems that error 324 happens for some who also run Internet Download Manager on their system. Here is the info I found:

    If you get "Unable to load the webpage because the server...
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    Thanks for replying. Yes - many times without...

    Thanks for replying. Yes - many times without success:)

    This makes me wonder if the ink absorber is the cause of the problem. The ink absorber, which I can see when I lift the ink compartment...
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    Canon iP4600 printer service error 6C10

    This error came out of the blue. When the On button is pressed, the green light flashes and after a time both the Resume button and On button flash alternately. No amount of un and replugging the...
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    I found out for myself. Should have done that in...

    I found out for myself. Should have done that in the first place...Sorry!
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