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    Doc, Hans, I checked the event viewer and...

    Doc, Hans,

    I checked the event viewer and found, as one of the first errors,
    "The driver nv4_disp for the display device \Device\Video0 got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates a...
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    Take a look here...

    Take a look here for a possible solution. There is a .zip file with the registry fix the article discusses near the bottom of the page called sfcenable.zip. I can't see anything about it that would...
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    This is sounding less and less like a...

    This is sounding less and less like a virus/malware issue and more like a problem with system files or Windows itself.

    Try this....
    Go to Start>Run and at the prompt type sfc /scannow and hit...
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    I ran Malwarebytes (thanks, Doc!) ... no...

    I ran Malwarebytes (thanks, Doc!) ... no malicious items found.

    Should I try an online virus scanner? (Norton AV didn't find anything.) Or a general-purpose diagnostic program such as PC Pit...
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    I'm guessing that you are trying all this while...

    I'm guessing that you are trying all this while in Safe Mode. Is System Restore actually restoring to an earlier time or failing when you try ??

    You ask if there is an online site to scan the...
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    Hans, Doc Watson, others, it's worse ... now I...

    Hans, Doc Watson, others,

    it's worse ... now I can't start the computer, except in Safe Mode. Usually the 2nd or 3rd screen I see is a light blue screen asking me to click on the appropriate user...
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    Today I see blue (horizontal) stripes where the...

    Today I see blue (horizontal) stripes where the maximize, minimize and close boxes should be in Windows applications.

    Running XP, Version 5.1, Service Pack 3.

    Any idea what might be causing...
  8. Just moved my wife's E-mail messages from old...

    Just moved my wife's E-mail messages from old computer (Win 98, with Outlook Express 6) to new computer (Vista Home Premium, with Windows Mail) computer.

    When I did the importing, Windows Mail...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. At the risk of...

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    At the risk of plugging a product...after trying everything suggested by you and by Microsoft, I used PC Pit Stop and somehow that got things working again.

    Joel
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    Need to move files and settings from old computer...

    Need to move files and settings from old computer (Win 98) to new computer (Vista Home Premium).

    I think that the Files and Settings Transfer (from an XP disk) should work to get files and...
  11. We're considering buying a Mac to replace my...

    We're considering buying a Mac to replace my wife's Dell PC.

    Is there a simple way to either read Outlook Express files on the Mac, or convert them to a format that the Mac can read? We want to...
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    In moving an E mail account to a new computer: ...

    In moving an E mail account to a new computer: I've forgotten the password (appears as asterisks). If I export and import the info, will the password be included?

    Joel
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    I've worked through the entire list, without...

    I've worked through the entire list, without success, except that I skipped the part about disabling all the devices (in System / Device Manager).

    Can I really disable the display adapters,...
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    Thanks, I'm working through the troubleshooting...

    Thanks, I'm working through the troubleshooting steps.

    Joel
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    On our older computer, running Windows 98, we get...

    On our older computer, running Windows 98, we get an error message when starting:

    Windows Protection Error
    You need to restart your computer

    When we restart, we can do so in Safe Mode. But if...
  16. Thanks! I had uninstalled Zone Alarm, so...

    Thanks!

    I had uninstalled Zone Alarm, so that's not the problem.

    Comodo's Defense+ has 5 security levels (Paranoid, Safe, Clean, Training, and Disabled) or could be "permanently de-activated" ...
  17. Recently I uninstalled ZoneAlarm and installed...

    Recently I uninstalled ZoneAlarm and installed Comodo Personal Firewall.

    Subsequently, I was trying to uninstall an older version of another program, but received the following error message when...
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    Re: ZoneAlarm update

    Apparently the update didn't completely install. I've now re-installed it, but it still doesn't seem to afford the same detailed control over individual programs as it used to.

    Joel
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    ZoneAlarm update

    Since I downloaded and installed the new update (8.0?) to the free version of ZoneAlarm, I can't log in to my workplace from home, and the familiar old console for customizing settings seems to have...
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    Re: Backup Problems (XP Version 5.1 SP 3)

    I succeeded in copying individual directories to DVD (right-click, drag, copy in Win. Explorer) but later got the blue screen of death...physical memory dumps etc., had to re-boot.

    What might...
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    Re: Backup Problems (XP Version 5.1 SP 3)

    Using plain old standard DVD+RW discs.

    Trying to decide which program to buy. If I get an imaging program such as Norton Ghost (to back up the whole drive), is it practical to use that for all...
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    Backup Problems (XP Version 5.1 SP 3)

    Trying to use the Windows built-in backup program to back up "Documents and Settings" (around 5.7 GB).

    When backing up to DVD...it aborted at around 4 GB (error message about not possible with FAT...
  23. Re: Browsers can't find Adobe Flash (Firefox 3.0.3; IE 7.0.5730.11)

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    I just tried TonyE's suggestion (install Flash 9) and it worked...still went to the Opera directory, but Firefox was able to find it.

    Thanks to everyone for your help!

    Joel
  24. Re: Browsers can't find Adobe Flash (Firefox 3.0.3; IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Unfortunately no matter how I uninstall Flash (either with Adobe's own un-installer, or with Windows' Add/Remove programs), when I re-install Flash, I'm not asked where to re-install, and it...
  25. Re: Browsers can't find Adobe Flash (Firefox 3.0.3; IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Argus:

    Thanks for the advice.

    When I go to install Flash, per your instructions, it doesn't ask me where to install...just automatically puts it in an Opera directory. (I have Opera, IE and...
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