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    XP Junk? (Wxpro SP2)

    1. Just snooping around WINDOWS I found a number of UNINSTALLs for things WINDOWS has put in in the past. Can I delete them?
    2. Also a LOT of files like: KBXXXXXX.log. Important enough to save?
    3....
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    Re: No Boot! (WXPHome SP 2)

    Kudos to the WOPR warriors -- it worked!!
    I just had a non-bootable OEM copy of WINDOWS. So, started the fix with a:, accessed the WINDOWS CD, and then (DOS) copied the two files you suggested....
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    No Boot! (WXPHome SP 2)

    Computer running well, then....would not boot up. It gets through POST and then quits with the announcement that "NTLDR IS MISSING Press any key to restart". NTLDR is in WINDOWS/I386. A mystery is...
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    Re: compacting, again (OE6 XP SP2)

    Bob -- thanks for the reply, I learned some things about compressing files. But...I don't want to compress any files. I want to get rid of the OUTLOOK EXPRESS invitation: "To free up disk space ,...
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    Re: compacting, again (OE6 XP SP2)

    Tnx for the reply.
    It's the opposite maddening situation. When I attempt to shut down OE it ALWAYS shows the "Do you want to compact the files?" A yes answer, I believe, starts the compacting...
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    compacting, again (OE6 XP SP2)

    New problem -- When shutting down, OE offers to compact the email, if only I click on OK (or similar). When I click to let it compact my email it starts and then declines to go ahead because the "OE...
  7. Thread: WIRELESS LAN

    by Ladimer
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    WIRELESS LAN

    FINALLY (yes I'm shouting) got my two XPPROs to speak to one another, though not willingly. LINKSYS Wireless-G 2.4G. In the notification tray of the machine that's communicating wirelessly (the other...
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    No Pictures! (xp pro )

    Outlook Express running under Earthlink. Pictures (xxx.jpg) sent to others result in a red cross in a box. When sent to myself I get red boxes, but the pictures replace each after a click on the...
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    BIOS with XP (XP SP2)

    G'kids have simple VIAO machines with graphics on motherboard no AGP slot. Installed upgraded Diamond graphics with PCI interface. The machine did not accept the new installation with its install...
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    Re: XP on second Machine (XP Home)

    The machine first using my WXP Home (upgrade) is a dead duck.

    The WXPH is not an OEM CD.

    How does MSoft handle machines destroyed with the original XP on it?

    Tnx for reply
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    XP on second Machine (XP Home)

    Gift machine (old) has W98SE. I'd like to upgrade it to XP Home with the real XP Home CD. I've used it once on another (old) machine. Rumor has it that the CD can't be used for more than one machine....
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    startup password window

    During bootup my personal machine comes up with the PASSWORD window. The machine doesn't have a password; so a simple click on the CANCEL gets it started.
    I'd like the machine to not show the window...
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    Re: TweakUI (XP PRO)

    It was where you said it would be. Thank you.
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    TweakUI (XP PRO)

    Downloaded TweakUI for XP. Tweak used to be in Control Panel, but now with XP I can't find it.

    Where did my new Tweak go?

    Andy
  15. Thread: No Numbers!!

    by Ladimer
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    Re: No Numbers!!

    Weird to use when the keyboard acts so strangely. Thank you both above for your replies.
    It turns out the brand new keyboard was defective in a way to reverse the action of Caps Lock for alfa...
  16. Thread: No Numbers!!

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    No Numbers!!

    Clean downgraded W2000 to W98 (don't ask).. All is well except -- I can't type in numerals from either the main keyboard or the numbers pad. Keys respond with the shifted character (5 --> %). During...
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    images failure (OE6)

    Asked/Answered many times, but ---
    Received mail shows box with red cross instead of the mailed image.
    I've FORWARDED some messages with imbedded images and the recipient gets the red cross boxes....
  18. Thread: 3 Hardware ???

    by Ladimer
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    3 Hardware ???

    <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> Likely asked/answered many times before: Can wireless/wired routers be daisychanged? Can Compact Flash (cartridges) be used for...
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    Post Bell & Safe Mode

    I can't get into Safe Mode consistently. With my older machine I'd listen for the POST completion bell and a key click would do it. WINDOWS XP, 3.2 Ghz goes fast and I suspect that one better hit...
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    Safe Mode (XP Pro Sr2)

    Darn! Where once getting into Safe Mode was a 'no sweat', now I can't seem to be fast enough at the right time to do the F8 thing. My BIOS has a "quick boot" (I think that means it bypasses the...
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    Re: UPGRADE CAUTION

    Thank you both for the advice to error on the side of caution. The site cited was extremely useful for pushing me through the logic of what-to-heck-to-buy. If anyone is planning to buy a new machine...
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    UPGRADE CAUTION

    Everyone else likely knows it but I was shocked, shocked, to find that the less expensive machines do not always come with an AGP socket to upgrade the display driver. The machine comes with an Intel...
  23. Thread: Display Driver

    by Ladimer
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    Display Driver

    Two grandkids bought VAIO machines with the display being driven by Intel drivers with shared memory on the motherboard. This seems to be inadequate for the better games they like to play. In one...
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    Help & Support (XP HOME SP2)

    Can't get the XP HOME machine to exhibit the "Help & Support" feature after clicking on START. Is there a setting I'm missing?

    Andy

    <img src=/S/gramps.gif border=0 alt=gramps width=20...
  25. Thread: Virus Alert

    by Ladimer
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    Re: Virus Alert

    My apologies to all. My typing is ok but my handwriting is bad. The file that AVG found before it crashed was WINOCX32.EXE. At the time AVG couldn't remove or quarantine it. Hence the problems...
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