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Ggillcom asked on 01/08/11 - PC to TV connection

I have an old TV with only a coaxial cable port. No S-video or RCA port. Need to make a connection in order to watch movies on my TV from the PC .

Jerry

Geraldask answered on 05/29/11:

If you google the subject you will find vender that carry a conversion cable coaial to RCA . I would not order until call is placed to support to check out. AT best the quallity may be poor.



Good Luck


Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 04/18/11 - datamgr.dll
datamgr.dll

Hi I Keep getting this window popping up . It says c:progra~1wia6eb~1datamgrdatamgr.dll No matter how many times I click on it it just pops right back up again. Please help !!

Geraldask answered on 05/29/11:

The computer has a bad .dll file. If you have system restore turned on try to restore to a timr before the problem occured. If the computer is frozed at this point use task manager to put problem away.
If dydtem crashes you my have to restore from safe mode. Do a google search on another system to get info.

Good Luck

Geraldask

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Lorina asked on 01/16/10 - computer maintenance

Please help me to organize my start menu .I got some details form this link
http://www.tictacdo.com/ttd/Organize-Your-Start-Menu-in-Windows but I needed to know more

Geraldask answered on 11/20/10:

The start menu will rember ofter uaed programs and the ones you don't want just delete. They are just shoutcuts not the programs.

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KATEBROWN asked on 01/19/10 - What it means Quit finder?

Actually i don't know what it is Quit Finder and i have to create that with terminal. I made a search for it than i got one related site

http://www.tictacdo.com/ttd/Create-a-"Quit-Finder"-Menu-Item-With-Terminal

But i m not sure whether it gonna help me or not. What should you say?

Geraldask answered on 11/20/10:

Many times the computer will require this type of thing.

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KATEBROWN asked on 01/18/10 - How can i connect one router to another?

There is a complete network setup in my office with high internet services. I just bought a new machine that i want to add to the network but don't have any ports on a current router. How should i connect a new router to the existing one to create more ports? My colleague has suggested me

http://www.tictacdo.com/ttd/Connect-One-Router-to-Another-to-Expand-a-Network

I read out all the points given there but didn't understand the points much. Could you help me to clear out my doubts?

Geraldask answered on 11/20/10:

Im not sure you can. You have only 1 input and the rest are outputs, another router would require another imput. You can go wireless or get a router with more outputs. I have seen up to 32.

Geraldask

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cilla asked on 06/24/10 - computer skills

How do you find the answers to questions, using your computer

Geraldask answered on 11/20/10:

I just put what I want to know in direct words in google and surf. Geraldask

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sakash518 asked on 08/20/10 - fundamental

what is a system?and how cllasify the system?

Geraldask answered on 11/20/10:

A system applies to the type of parts in a computer. For the user go to system in control pannel and the computer gives basic info such as prossor,memory,operting softwear.This is only the tip of the iseburg. The TYPE and SPEED of mothboard, memory, hard drive, power supply, BIOS, and sound amd vidio cards are considered. Anything that makes the computer in most cases.

Good luck

Geraldask

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sunntmdev asked on 11/09/10 - How to remove highlight and change font colour in multiple word files

I have to edit 100s of MS word files on a daily basis, for this i am using different tools and macros.But am struck on font color and highlights, which i need to do manually. Is there any method to remove highlight in multiple word document to automatic/none , also the font colour to black/automatic?

Geraldask answered on 11/20/10:

Sorry it must be done manually each time. Geraldask

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sgaryr asked on 08/18/10 - Windows XP desktop

how to remove the blue vertical bar on right side of desktop. It has "Folder Tasks", "Other Places", and "Details" drop downs at the top. It keeps the desktop theme from filling the entire desktop

Geraldask answered on 10/10/10:

Try to select then right click and delete.

Geraldask

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KATEBROWN asked on 01/20/10 - Hey friends could you help me?

I have hurt my best friend due to some misunderstanding so now i wanna make her happy. I tried a lot but didn't make her happy. Are you having some tips?

Geraldask answered on 05/30/10:

Try doing some of the things that begain your relationship in the begining.

Geraldask

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Hwood asked on 08/24/09 - I downloaded a program and cannot delete it.

The name of the thing is "Shredder". I cannot open anything to delete it. The only thing which comes up is "open, and create a shortcut. I cannot even find anything to 0pen it with.. ???

Geraldask answered on 04/26/10:

goto my computer click on program on program files see if you see the program then delete. let me know if that works

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henriyaz asked on 06/29/09 - help

hello..seems I can't get your contact. Shall be grateful if you can please reply with your email address.
It's about computer science
Thank you

Geraldask answered on 04/26/10:

I'm online now what is question

henriyaz rated this answer Above Average Answer

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Skyeee asked on 07/30/08 - TV Compatable

Hello There! How do You know if Your Tv is Compatable with Your Computer and Vise Versa.. What I mean is I want to use My Tv For A Computer Monitor for some things like playing games, Etc. I was in Microworx the other day and they had a huge 37 inch tv they were using for a monitor. It was too big to really do any computing as you had to step back to really see it but I Think This would be Great to play PC Games on Using The TV For a Monitor! Also what kind of cable would I need and where do You plug in this cable?? Any Help Would be Greatly Appreciated . Thank You..

Geraldask answered on 08/26/08:

Don't asssume it is so. You will have to check with the manufactior. So will say it is a real no-no. As far as the cableing that will be determined on the vidio card and what hock the TV has . You will have to have a vidio out.

Yours,''Geraldask

Skyeee rated this answer Excellent or Above Average Answer

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ztz198 asked on 11/16/07 - windows XP reinstillation cd

hello

i have a windows XP reinstallation cd that cam with one of my dell pc's i was wondering if i can use this cd to install XP on another non dell system (clean install) or it would not work unless it had a previous version of XP or any other OS already installed on it

thanks

Geraldask answered on 12/05/07:

I will say no. Each XP has a key for 1 machine ONLY. There are ways to do it but telling that kind of info on this forum is not allowed.

Geraldask

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Ccl471 asked on 07/30/07 - Book Recommendation

I want to learn all of Windows' and Internet Explorer's functions, as well as how to fix errors from all the dialog boxes that pop up from time to time. Can you recommend me a good book that can teach me that? I've seen the book "Windows Vista Inside Out" on Amazon.com. Do I need a book that comprehensive? What about the various titles available for troubleshooting, repairing and upgrading your own computer? Btw, hardware knowledge would be helpful to me, too, so I can learn how to troubleshoot hardware problems and also do any upgrading by myself.

Many thanks,
C.L.

Geraldask answered on 10/20/07:

The "Inside Out" are good books. The CD also let's you search on a topic. For bigginer to advanced.

Geraldask

Ccl471 rated this answer Excellent or Above Average Answer

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donovan123 asked on 08/05/07 - BTEC COMPUTER ENGINEER

http://www.bteccomputerengineering.co.uk/?gclid=CLOR5Zej1Y0CFSUUEAodkmW_YQ

THE ABOVE LINK IS FOR A HOME STUDY KIT TO BECOME A COMPUTER ENGINEER/TECHNICIAN.

CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF I WOULD STAND A GOOD CHANGE GETTING A JOB WITH THIS CERTIFICATION/ IS IT A GOOD IDEA.

I WOULD TO FIX PC'S BUT FINDING A JOB IN THIS FIELD WITH THIS QUALIFICATION IS MY MAIN CONCERN.

CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A BETTER CERTIFICATION WHICH WIL GARENTEE ME A JOB OR TELL ME IF THE ABOVE BTEC WILL BE WORTH MY WHILE.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCED

Geraldask answered on 10/20/07:

This would be a start. The most acceped certification I know of is A+. This is found at local community colleges and computer schools. It's like the difference between an accountant and a CPA.

Geraldask

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arthurbach4 asked on 08/04/07 - Is the Blu Ray component of a PS3 as good as stand alone systems...

I actually had a couple of questions regarding the PS3:

1.Living in Australia I was wondering if the PAL version of the PS3 can play Bluray movie titles from America.

2.Is the Bluray player as good as stand alone players you can buy and if it's not as good is it at least good enough?

3.Are the ongoing firmware updates comprehensive enough to keep the current line of PS3s up and going or is it worth waiting for some type of version 2 of the entire system?

Geraldask answered on 10/20/07:

1. I understand that PAL is all about TV siginal and if the move is put on Bluray disk then Pal is no longer an issue. There are PAL TV receivers that exist now that connect to PS3. Bluray movies will play. Not sure how to answer last part other to say Bluray is best thing going now. Only up grade comming for PS3 is 60 gb HD. But one day something elce will come out but you know it will (about 2 years)

Geraldask

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helenelast asked on 10/17/07 - Incredimail

I am using a parallel desktop on a mac which lets me access windows. I use incredimail on the windows platform but I have a problem with the boxes,to,cc,bcc,search. They are not visible. I have uninstalled incredimail,upgraded it,done a fix etc. I have also asked the parallel desktop team and they said it is not a parallel problem. Do have an answer?

Geraldask answered on 10/20/07:

It may be nothing you want to hear but Incredmail has the history of carring spy, bugs and other deamons which will bring down any system. It is not the risk to be used on a system.

Sorry but true,

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 10/20/07 - flv to 3 gp converter

hi
i am looking for a software to convert flv to 3 gp , it should be free of cost, i dont mind if it converts even 3 minutes or so of each file, but it should be with no strings attached , websites like zamzar.com offer online conversions but i prefer offline conversions

Geraldask answered on 10/20/07:


http://www.vicman.net/downloads/dir/Moyea-Video-to-3GP-Converter/46735.html
Not free but only 29.95 not bad

geraldask

Prakash rated this answer Poor or Incomplete Answer

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arthurbach4 asked on 08/24/07 - What setting to output from a laptop to a 16:9 HD TV??

I have just bought a 42" Panasonic plasma tv (res up to 1080p) and I had a question about using it as a computer display.

I hooked it up to my laptop (pc with win xp home) and used a vga cord to get the picture happening.

The picture, however, is ever so slightly squashed (ie people look slightly shorter and slightly fatter)

My lap top is a widescreen model and when I check Properties>Settings it is set to 1280x768.

I am able to change the aspect ratio through the tv itself but can only toggle between 16:9 and 4:3

4:3 is also almost correct but again the people look slightly taller and skinnier.

Is it a matter of adjusting the display settings of the laptop through Properties>Settings to get the correct fit?

I could do it by trial and error I suppose but I have to restart the computer each time you change the resolution and it takes 9 years to reboot.

Do any of these settings look like they might be the one?

800x600
1024x768
1152x864
1280x768 (the laptop's default setting)
1280x1024
1600x1200
1792x1344
1800x1440
1920x1080
1920x1200
1920x1440
2048x1536

Thanks for your time.

Geraldask answered on 10/11/07:

It might be easier to display info from lap and change the vidio on the TV to remove the widecreen effects. You should have that ability on TV remote.

Geraldask

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TIFFANY503 asked on 10/09/07 - VIRUS

I HAVE A WORM, A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT SPYWARE PROGRAMS AND THAT TROJAN VIRUS ON MY COMPUTER CAN I FIX IT MYSELF IF I BUY A PROGRAM THAT REMOVES ALL THREE??

Geraldask answered on 10/11/07:

remove all the bugs then turn off system restore to destroy all copies of system restore on system. But to be safe after bugs are gone turn system restore back on.

geraldask

TIFFANY503 rated this answer Excellent or Above Average Answer

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galf07 asked on 10/09/07 - Dell PC keeps refreshing it's screen

My dell pc keeps refreshing it's screen/icons.
I can still use all the programs if I'm fast enough to click on them and can use my yahoo email but once I close down the program the screen continuously refreshes itself.
While using programs it will stagger as it's trying to refresh itself but can't/won't since I'm in a program at the time. Any ideas? I've run AdWare, Dell's checker program and PCSafe programs which found errors and fixed them but screen still refreshs, does not reboot just refreshes itself.

Geraldask answered on 10/11/07:

It almost sounds like hardware, but then again no. Have you downloaded any off the path software or utalities. Check with dell they should support.

geraldask

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LAPTOPGAMER asked on 10/03/07 - Slow typing response.

Sometimes when I type the letters are slow in coming up.
i cleared out cookies, ran defrag, ran CC cleaner. I am still sometimes get slow response. I am running XP Media Center addition.

Geraldask answered on 10/09/07:

If you are on the internet or doing a processor intensive task while this delay is normal.

Geraldask

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betz39 asked on 08/26/07 - Textbridge Scanner

I have all the textbridge scanner downloaded on my computer, but it has been so long since I've used that I no longer can find my manuals... and now I can't get it to work to download text in a usable format. It will scan, but only as a picture. Even when I tell it to scan as text. Can anyone offer any advice?

Geraldask answered on 10/04/07:

Google the device name ..talk to customer service and they will email manuals and software links unless it is very old or the company is gone.

Geraldask

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cutegyrl asked on 09/04/07 - need help with getting HP VGA webcam with integrated microphone to work

I bought a hp vga webcam with integrated microphone and installed the software. My pc (hp pavilion) recognizes that the webcam software has been installed, but it keeps saying "please insert windows 98 second edition cd-rom." I have windows 98 on my pc already. I can't get any further. Can someone please tell me what I can do?

cutegyrl

Geraldask answered on 10/04/07:

you will need the 98 CD I'm sorry also. You may get some help from HP.

Geraldask

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uperformkarthick asked on 09/11/07 - Outlook webaccess in exchange 2000

Hi

I have one problem that is i am able to login to exchange 2000 through the web browser(outlook webaccess) but i am unable to see the messages from inbox even though it is receving in the microsoft outlook 2000(Microsoft office software).

Geraldask answered on 10/04/07:

Are you sure you are looking in the inbox.

geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 10/01/07 - External Hard Drives

I am thinking about buying an external hard drive for my Incredimail ,graphics,etc. If I put these thinngs on it and then unplug it when i am not using these programs will the programs still be there when i plug the external hard drive bk in when i want to use these programs I had put on it? Thank you any help would be greatly appreciated.

Geraldask answered on 10/04/07:

Hard Drive space is cheap but I would check my computer to see how much space you really have. Then have a big purge of all the stuff your really don't need and if you have a burnner copy off the stuff that you want to keep but don't use. Then defrag the drive. Any of these thing you are't sure google them, or write back...You will be suprised how much space you probablely have. You computer runs mort effecent when it's kind of full if it's an XP class machine.

Geraldask

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LAPTOPGAMER asked on 10/03/07 - Is there a future for someone 45 to 50 who loves computers and wants to get into the IT field in som

I realize that there is a significant cash out lay to maintain many of the certification's, which ones are worth perusing and is it worth perusing as a second career as it seems everything has a computer attached too it.

Geraldask answered on 10/04/07:

All the certification's and experence is not worth a hill of beans unless you are fail to the people that pay you. And they will tell others if they are happy. There are many rip offs out there which will give you plenty to do. Saying that I don't know if you are own your own or in or looking at the job market. If your own your on your own you can keek up with what is on the internet and in books so you out lay of money is not necessary. You could also try a Community College.

Geraldask

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sirhc12345 asked on 07/20/07 -
hacking

i noticed stuff changing on my aol account and then realized someone had my password. So i changed it every day for a week but they got my password everyime because the last time i changed it to "youareafaggot" and they deleted my whole buddy list. I read that it is nearly impossible for ppl to find out obscure passwords, so how are they getting my password evey time???

Geraldask answered on 10/04/07:

It's a lot of troble but just change everything even if you have to go to MSN or yahoo. If they are getting that far thay may really do some damage. Ever buy anything with your credit card on line. You may have to go and reformat the Hard Drive.

I know this is over kill... but it sounds like someone really has your number.

Geraldask

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haribob asked on 08/24/07 - Outlook Express

I've been using OE for email for years ans something strange has happened recently. When I view my list of messages and click on one to read, it appears in a small window rather than the full screen I'm used to. This happens when I double-click on the message. If I single click I won't get the message. No big deal but it is aggravating to have to enlarge every message to read it. Any suggestions?

Please reply to haribob1@embarqmail.com Thanks.

Geraldask answered on 10/04/07:

YES there is a program cost 9.99 called MaxMonkey. It's on of the best software packages at least for me. Free trial and updates forever.

Try it.

Geraldask

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marx743 asked on 07/02/07 - Laptops

Hello,

I am planning on getting a laptop in the next couple months but need help deciding which would be better, and because I don't know anything about technology, I need someone to please tell me what some good, high-rated laptops would be.

Thanks!

Geraldask answered on 07/02/07:

I'll put some considerations in MY order of support. Do research on wed and computer mags. cosummer reports. SUPPORT, processor speed, HD speed, Buss speed, memory speed DDR2 or 3. HD just to your size. HD buffer.
Sale time for price point. Wiyh the 4th comming you might get bussy. Spend all the money you can upfront!!

If your going to be moble check battery life of be able to upgeade latter.

Yours.

Geraldask

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charlie1 asked on 01/28/07 - WinXP Administrator

Hello all
My computer, running WinXP SP2, has just recently started logging in as Administrator and then I have to log off, click switch Users and select My Normal login.The Control panel, User accounts shows : My Name - Computer Administrator, Administrator as Computer administrator, Guest account is off
By selecting “Change the way users login /logoff” and unticking either “Use welcome screen” or “Use fast switching” I get the message “Fast switching cannot be turned off while multiple users are logged in”. How can I change to MY Normal logon as before. Could this inconvenience be due to recent updates?
Can anyone help please.

Geraldask answered on 02/06/07:

Right you are. Also you created a good work around. Have a password as part of your loging on. It's a pain but it makes your computer one more step harder to get into.


Best to you,

Geraldeask

charlie1 rated this answer Above Average Answer

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MAHASHA asked on 11/11/06 - computer slow I want unistall IE6 & reinstall 5.5/sp2

Dear Expert
Hi
Please give me instructions to uninstall IE6 & reinstall 5.5/SP2
Yours-mahasha

Geraldask answered on 11/29/06:

MAH,
When given to order to delete what you don't need is not usually "just what the doc ordered" If you could be a little more exact in your problem we can help. There is nothind I know of that deleting this or that or download the lateswt verson will fix in a case like this . Plerse explain the problem and well'l work on it for you. cCleaner is designed to remove problems. If you thank you have a problem with computer ...thank back when the problem began and if you have the correct configuration do a system restore. That is the best way to fix.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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MAHASHA asked on 11/11/06 - computer slow I want unistall IE6 & reinstall 5.5/sp2

Dear Expert
Hi
Please give me instructions to uninstall IE6 & reinstall 5.5/SP2
Yours-mahasha

Geraldask answered on 11/29/06:

MAH,
When given to order to delete what you don't need is not usually "just what the doc ordered" If you could be a little more exact in your problem we can help. There is nothind I know of that deleting this or that or download the lateswt verson will fix in a case like this . Plerse explain the problem and well'l work on it for you. cCleaner is designed to remove problems. If you thank you have a problem with computer ...thank back when the problem began and if you have the correct configuration do a system restore. That is the best way to fix.

Best to you,

Geraldask

MAHASHA rated this answer Above Average Answer

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MAHASHA asked on 11/23/06 - Dual OS in XP home edition

Dear Expert
Hi
I have window XP home edition..When boot window then show us two OS XP.I want a delete one of them.How to delete one of OS.

PLEASE GIVE ME INSTRUCTION STEP BY STEP.
Thanks
Truly MAHASHA

Geraldask answered on 11/29/06:

There is a software package called potation majic that takes all the hard work out of what you want to do and it also gives lots of superchargeing power for you hard drive.

Best to you,

geraldask

MAHASHA rated this answer Above Average Answer

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sartaj2007 asked on 10/19/06 - hanging problem

hello
sir i have 256 mb ram , 550 mhz processor,
128 mb geforce 3d card, windows xp pro.
the problem is when i had 128 mb ram , and 32
mb AGP card in those days my and game never hang
but now a days even i have more capable devices
and my game hanging i can't understand that whats
the problem . plz tell me

Geraldask answered on 11/10/06:

It is really not un common of a problem for games to be "time dependent" on the hardware of the period that the game was created. The game creadors like you to purchase new games.

Yours,

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 11/04/06 - formatting harddisk (mp3/4 players)

dear sir,

i had to format my mp3/4 player,jsut days after i purchased it off the internet,files started to duplicate, causing problems ..it has no exchange , no warranty


when i did the format, i had two options (like any other harddish format), viz 1) enable compression and 2) quick format

i did not select both of them, after format, my player works fine in all respects including pen drive, but when i play a song, i hear constant noise disturbance, like humming sound, its like when the song is playing, the equaliser is shown on screen but noise disturbance in that manner is heard, its like i can hear the internal sounds of the player while and after playing as i browse for songs..

there is no fault with the earphones, as the radio works ok, the mp3's too work ok at 128kbps

i'm sure it is a player problem, i have to solve problem myself, my question is ... if i reformat and select the option to enable compression or quick format, will it solve the problem ?, what other advise can u give
thanks
prakash

Geraldask answered on 11/10/06:

usually once you chose compression THAT"S IT. You get all the data file into one big file not many files. Advantage you get more space con: drive is slower because it's compressing and decompressing all the time. Quick format is a faster version of complete. Sorry be neither should have anything to do with sound quality.

Geraldask

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AMEET asked on 09/08/06 - COMPUTER HARDWARE

Please give me detail steps for the lenear networking
for a syber cafe.I am going to open a cyber cafe.So please provide me the simple hardware process for the networking. Thanks

Geraldask answered on 09/10/06:

Scott is correct and let me add my $0.02 worth. This will be a product just like the coffee you servge. If I get a bad cup of coffee .. it might a simple matter of spitting it out and making me a new cup. I I were to go to you shop and get my computer screwed up I would never take it back and probabible tell eveyone I knoe. The concept will put money in your pocket, but if not done with a responsible format it could really hurt ya.

Best to you Todat,

Gerraldask

AMEET rated this answer Average Answer

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jerry_sienfeld asked on 08/29/06 - compaq presario M2000 crashes

Hi
I have a 6month old Compaq M2000 notebook that went dead the other day. Would not start at all. I opened it up and without really doing anything it came back to life when it turned it on with the back cover removed. I re-assembled it, and dead again. Long story short, it seems to revive when I unplug the LED panel (the one with the power switch) cable and refit it. That seems to reset something. It dies suddenly at random intervals and I have to reset using the cable unplug-replug thing. Any ideas??
also when i plug in any cable say like the ethernet cable or unplug it..the screen goes to blank.plzzzz help.

Geraldask answered on 08/30/06:

Jerry,
First I don't understand the low score on Scotts answer. The hi price of that new device has built in it payment for the compaq support team to work out bugs like the kind of thing you have described.

Explain to them your problem but you have shot the warrentie when you open. I sorry you are probley not likeing me to much ( but we are here for information) You may not have to mrntion that you opened. It could have been damaged in Shipping.

Best to you,

geraldask

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orchid asked on 08/30/06 - messenger

im creating a dating site and need to install a stand alone messenger in my server. I try different aproach and found nothing if you have any ideas please help. Thank You. Liz

Geraldask answered on 08/30/06:

Liz, Unless you are a high level programer or have a friend who nis and is willing to put forward a lot of free time on this knid of project I would look into using Yahoo program structure and make you a gromp and ad vertise it and see what happens. Rember I am not trying to offend you with this answer.

geraldask

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dublin40 asked on 08/14/06 - cookies

How can I see a list of the cookies that are running on my computer? I am running Win XP.

Thank you

Geraldask answered on 08/14/06:

dublin40.
I have a complete other answer!
Right click Internet Explorer goto properties/ right click/ goto settings right click/goto view files and their you go.

Best to You,

Geraldask

dublin40 rated this answer Excellent or Above Average Answer

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uperformkarthick asked on 08/08/06 - internet security

hai sir
i want to know how to allow only a particular sites in the internet explorer and in my company they want to use internet for the voice purpose and some particular websites only allowed to that website can please find out the solution if u can

Geraldask answered on 08/09/06:

Om company computers the best wat to control the use is to outline it in a memo send it out and expect this rule to applie just like anyother company policy, Check history omce and awhile. If it's not complete they are breaking the rule.

Geraldask

uperformkarthick rated this answer Poor or Incomplete Answer

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uperformkarthick asked on 07/27/06 - booting from network

hai

i am having windows 2003 server as the domain and some of the clients as windows xp in those system cd-rom are not there so we can't boot to install opearating system so we should have to boot from network how to boot from network.

Geraldask answered on 08/02/06:

Admin KnowledgeBase Articles & Tutorials Authors Blogs Hardware Links Message Boards Newsletters Software How to boot your Windows XP system in MS-DOS for Network setup/diagnostics

Date Launched: Dec 09, 2001
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2001
Section: Articles & Tutorials :: Windows XP
Author: Johannes Helmig
Company: WindowsNetworking.com
Printable Version
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Unlike Windows95/98/ME, Windows XP does not include anymore any 16-bit code and you can
not boot it to a 16-bit version :


The Windows95/98 Shutdown Windows:

A typical example of ൘-Bit code"
is MS-DOS and the "MS-DOS Mode"
of Windows95/98.

Windows XP offers the "Command Prompt" window, which is highly compatible with MS-DOS
and is able to run almost all 16-bit / MS-DOS software, with a very important exception :
- no direct access to the hardware components of the computer.

Example : The setup / diagnostic program c5x9cfg.exe" for the 3COM 3C509 network card :

Running in a Command prompt window, it is not able to locate the network card.

To be able to use such programs, you will need to boot your system from a DOS-floppy.


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Windows XP has a solution for this problem :


Open "My Computer" on your
desktop or via the start-up menu,
right-click on your Floppy-disk
icon and select from the
context (popup) menu :
" Format " to format a floppy disk
Select to "create an
MS-DOS startup disk"
You can boot from such a
floppy disk, which contains
the MS-DOS version of
Windows ME.

You are then able to run
from this MS-DOS the
Network card setup and
diagnostic programs.

Another use for such an MS-DOS boot floppy disk : to create a network boot floppy disk, which can be used for example
to restore disk-images or to install a new system not from CD-ROM, but from setup-files installed on a network server,

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uperformkarthick asked on 07/27/06 - windows xp

when i log on to the windows xp it is saying domain not available and it is connected to the domain and other user are able to log on to domain only a seperate user can't able to log on

Geraldask answered on 08/02/06:

The easy fix would be to create a new user that will work and delete to old if you can.

Geraldask

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uperformkarthick asked on 07/31/06 - network card

i am having a pc contains a on board network card when i start the network the windows xp say the local area connection is connected but in the properties the packets are send by the computer but it can't receive can you please help me about the problem

Geraldask answered on 08/02/06:

uperformkarthick, The problem is in sofrtware. Go to your vendor give them the stock numbers and they will walk you through trobleshooting.

geraldask

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gtoman asked on 06/06/06 - 2 hard drives

I have an emachines T6528. i currently have xp home on the primary master hard drive. i have a linux operating system called simplymepis installed on another hard drive that was in another pc. i'll disconnect the xp hard drive and install the linux one to master primary. after i get it set with the command path to allow me to choose which hard drive i want to boot to when both hard drives are in the pc, should i make it master slave or secondary master with xp being primary master? I heard that a bootup command path has to be changed in the linux hard drive so the bootup program can give a
choice of which hard drive i want to boot to.
i would go into the command prompt program in linux, like DOS in windows (i dont remember what its called right now).
what is the command path i would need to type so that i would get the choice of which hard drive i want to boot into?
Thanks,Jim

Geraldask answered on 07/23/06:

Standard rule is to have XP then Linux.

Geraldask

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Ccl471 asked on 06/20/06 - Computer Businesses

Do economic recessions hurt the computer retail business? Specifically, I'm inquiring about small businesses -- single location mom & pop operations.

I know the dot.com bust of the year 2000 hurt the IT industry badly. But I don't expect that to mean necessarily that all future recessions will have the same effect on the computer business. That's because a friend of mine who was a former stock broker for a major brokerage and is also a successful stock investor told me towards the end of the dot.com boom that at the time IT was already a maturing industry.

The launching of the internet in ྛ caused an explosive expansion in the market of the tech sector and the spectacular performance of the resulting bull market was a one-time event that will not happen again, at least not as a result of the internet coming into existence again, because then it would have to go out of existence first. For a boom that caused the market to climb that high, when the crash finally came, it had to be a big crash. That's why the dot.com bust was so bad on the IT industry.

My friend correctly predicted that the subsequent economic recovery would not be a spectacular boom like the dot.com one. He said it would likely see just gradual growth. Because it is not a spectacular boom that makes the market climb to ultra-high levels, when the correction comes, it won't be a big crash. So I don't think when the recession comes this time it will hurt the IT industry so badly. It seems to me that how bad the IT industry does in recessions depends on the severity of the recession.

So please let me know if my observations are correct. Thanks very much and God bless.


C.L.




Geraldask answered on 07/23/06:

Bad bussiness people can go out of bussiness faster if they use computers. Just as the reverce where good business people can have a better business with a computer.

For You,

Geraldask

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uperformkarthick asked on 07/06/06 - windows xp upgrade

i am upgrading my windows xp to service pack 2 should i ahave to back up my setting and registery?

Geraldask answered on 07/23/06:

Let me answer this way .. ALL the improvements and security build into sp2 are well worth the upgrade. Microsoft will no longer support sp1 anyway. If the proceedure blows up you can save everything with a system resatore. It is also possible to goto the sp2 update site and order a CD from Microsoft for under $8.00 for shipping. That is the most realiable way to do it.

For you,

Geraldask

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sdmug802 asked on 07/16/06 - Saving e-mails and address book

I am currently using Outlook Express 6.0. I just bought a new computer and want to transfer over my old e-mails and my address book from my old computer. How can I save it to a CD and then transfer it over to the new computer?

Geraldask answered on 07/23/06:

A quick way to move the email is to put them in a master file and send that file to yourself. Then connect your new computer to the internet setup email and you will receive all your old data quick and simple.

Good Luck,

geraldask

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uperformkarthick asked on 07/14/06 - networking

i have connected a modem to a switch and we are sharing the internet i am using a domain and 5 computers if every time computer starts it is takes a long time to log on can you tell me what is the reason

Geraldask answered on 07/20/06:

Scott is corect by usuing a rouder. But if your only consern is the startup time... Try to shut down using STANDBY if you computer mojo board supports it. I thank you will like the results.

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itguy asked on 07/17/06 - IT Career

Hi. I am a junior student in a Computer Science college and have 1.5 years of software development experience in the past (Perl, VB, SQL). I have a lot of free time in the summer and was wondering what should I do in order to make it in the IT. I want to be one of the best programmers and eventually become a consultant, because thats what the best programmers become, I guess. Should I read some IT books in my free time? How should I figure out what books to read? There are so many technologies. Will recruiters value my extra reading and studying?

Also, I work at night doing student type job, but I want to switch to IT job. How can I do this? Are there part-time internships I can do in the mornings in Summer?

What should I do if I am looking for a job and there is a language that I dont know, but I want to learn it for the job. Can I say to the recruiter that I will learn this language on the job? Should I take a course in it? Can I just learn it on my own? How is it done in the IT industry? Because college teaches us only couple of languages but many programmers know so many languages.

Geraldask answered on 07/20/06:

I would answer a career question this way. First you must be able to find and qualify yourself to the position. Then have excellent interviewing and presitation skills. Be able to lesion and persent an excellent first impression. It's wise not to shoot for the job but for the second interview "to learn more information.

Study and lesrn the skills of how to put youself into the position to get the job offer! THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM NOW.

For you,

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 07/17/06 - Formatting "C" Drive

I have a 2 Part Question. I am using Windows XP Home Edition. When You go to Start,my comp, rt click 'C" Drive, Properties, the choice at the Bottom is COMPRESS DRIVE TO SAVE DISK SPACE. then when you go Start, my comp, rt Click 'C' Drive . The Option at bottom of this window is FORMAT. what is the difference between these 2 options COMPRESS and FORMAT ?? what does each one of these do?? Thank You

Geraldask answered on 07/20/06:

Compression does have a down side, and that is if you compress every time you open a file (which you do all the time on the computer)each file will have to be decompressed before the computer can use it. Therefor you will thae a real performance hit.

To You,

geraldask

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uperformkarthick asked on 07/18/06 - internet utilization

hai sir
i am having 512 kbps dsl internet connection which is shared by 5 computers.in that when i download some thing in the download box shows downloading in 27kbps why i can't more than 100kbps

Geraldask answered on 07/20/06:

Your connection speed has very many factors in cyberspace that effect your connection.
Talk to your internet provider to see if you are getting what you are paying for. Also there programs that will fine tune you connection speed on the net.

To you,

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 07/18/06 - Service Pack 2

I am thinking of installing Service Pack 2. Is there anything I should know and do with my my system before installing this?? Because There will no longer be support for Service pack 1 after October 10. I have Windows XP Home Edition. I am buying a new Comp in Nov or Dec.should I even bother with Service pack 2?? I am almost out of hard drive space as it is.. Thanks

Geraldask answered on 07/20/06:

By all means do the sp2 upgrade. Even if you sell the system people want the most update systems. If you look hard at your hard drive I'm sure something can go. Download "crap cleaner" free and it gets rid of stuff. Just don't change the defalts unless you know what you are doing.

To You,

Geraldask

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uperformkarthick asked on 07/20/06 - how to screen microsoft outlook 2003 messages

hai
i want to know how to scree the outlook messages from the inbox of others without knowing them

Geraldask answered on 07/20/06:

We are not in the business of answering question like that. If you could explain what and why of this issue I may take a crack at it.

Good Day,

Geraldask

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bryblank1 asked on 07/11/06 - Programs

a program that spreads copies of itself throughout the network without needing a host program is called what?

Geraldask answered on 07/13/06:

Scott is right...

virus
Software used to infect a computer. After the virus code is written, it is buried within an existing program. Once that program is executed, the virus code is activated and attaches copies of itself to other programs in the system. Infected programs copy the virus to other programs.

The effect of the virus may be a simple prank that pops up a message on screen out of the blue, or it may destroy programs and data right away or on a certain date. It can lay dormant and do its damage once a year. For example, the Michelangelo virus contaminates the machine on Michelangelo's birthday.

Viruses Must Be Run to Do Damage
A virus is not inserted into data. It is a self-contained program or code that attaches itself to an existing application in a manner that causes it to be executed when the application is run. Macro viruses, although hidden within documents (data), are similar. It is in the execution of the macro that the damage is done.

Geraldask

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uperformkarthick asked on 07/12/06 - hardware related to ram

i have installed 256mb ram in my pc when i have upgraded another 256mb in the bios it is showing 512mb but the windows xp is not starting can i known why this is if the motherboard is not supporting then it will not show in the memory test right

Geraldask answered on 07/13/06:

Find the stock number on the mother board. Include any revision numbers. Google to the manufactures web site and find out what the spects are on memory. Also google the memory and make sure they are the same. There are 4 different speeds and catigore that memory are built. Google, google, and google some more. I feel you will find the answeer to your problem...YOURSELF....

Good luck and let me know,

Geraldask

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aime-cinema asked on 07/07/06 - Interactive Time Counter?

What type of interactive time counter do I need to download in order to make a population clock? Similar to this one? http://www.cpirc.org.cn/en/eindex.htm

Geraldask answered on 07/09/06:


ok do a google search on how to build the counter you want or ask for free counters for web site and you will be on the right track.

best to you,

Geraldask

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aime-cinema asked on 07/07/06 - Interactive Time Counter?

What type of interactive time counter do I need to download in order to make a population clock? Similar to this one? http://www.cpirc.org.cn/en/eindex.htm

Geraldask answered on 07/08/06:

It may be alowed to copy and modify it to your own page. If you can copy it it's 99.9% OK to bopy.

Geraldask

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Ccl471 asked on 05/27/06 - Computer Operator

Is there such a thing as a job with the title Computer Operator, which fits the description given in Yahoo Careers?

The description says that the job duties are to operate a pc using Windows and MS-Office. Also expected is knowledge of how to use and do some simple maintenance on a printer.

But whenever I search for such a job in the classified section of my local paper, what I find is that jobs with the title Computer Operator require more knowledge than in the above description, like network/LAN administration ability.

Does that mean that a job with the title Computer Operator with the description given in Yahoo Careers doesn't exist?


Many thanks,

C.L.

Geraldask answered on 06/01/06:

C.L.,
I also agree with you. Most companys are looking for a very experenced person , yet they pay dirt. There are so many people in the field it seems to be a emplyers market. It would not hurt to take a couple classes in that area. I would stress your strong of printer repair.

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 03/21/06 - Viruses and Spyware

A friends PC slowed to a crawl so he called a PC repair company to come out and fix his PC. He said he wasn't running an antivirus and spyware program and the tech found loads of viruses and spyware on this hdrive. If these things are already implanted onto the hard drive will installing antivirus and spyware software at that time, if it could even be installed, remove and fix the problems or is it too late and he would have to fdisk and reinstall XP Home?

Geraldask answered on 03/29/06:

GTOMAN Do it right clean the disk install clean pun on protrction and update. It takes less time to do it right.

Geraldask

Ps sorry I'm late

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Ccl471 asked on 03/10/06 - How PC Performance Affects Difficulty of Game

Would a fast and powerful computer make a game like Chessmaster 10th Edition more challenging than if the game were played on a lower-powered computer?


Many thanks,

C.L.



Geraldask answered on 03/15/06:

Sorry C.L. I have been off line. You are correct bout games ands fast power computer in the broud since. I alway read the side of the box and see if the game requires a power box or not.

Best to You,

geraldask

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gtoman asked on 02/01/06 - Hard drives Controller

I want to install another hdrive with Linux on it in my pc. I don't want to partition the first hdrive with XP on it and install Linux on it also, I want 2 hard drives. from all the research i've done the easiest and less costly way is to buy a device called a NickLock. An internal device to install in a bay and use it's key to choose which hdrive I want to use when i boot the pc.
Do you know where I can purchase one of these? I've tried main pc stores and several websites but haven't found one yet that sells this.
Thanks,Jim

Geraldask answered on 02/01/06:

gtoman, A teck that worked for Viaility Computers in Charlotte, NC about 5 years, But I could not find anything on the internet either. There ia another way. If you use a software package With Symantec PartitionMagic Pro, IT professionals can quickly and easily create partitions on desktop hard disks for storing valuable corporate information such as data files, applications, and operating systems.

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Preview the effects of partitioning a hard drive before implementing anything.
Shred partitions to ensure the security of corporate data on retiring hard disks.


Hope this helps...

geraldask

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excon asked on 01/23/06 - Video ain't happening


Hello:

My videos don't run anymore. Lots of changes have happened so I have no idea which one caused this present one.

The one video that I can make out appears to be zoomed. The others are just dark. I can't find any adjusment in windows media player to change the picture quality or make any adjusements to it at all. I un-loaded and re-loaded windows media player a few times. I'm sure I have all the components.

It's probably just an adjustment in the player, but I can't find it. Help.

excon

Geraldask answered on 01/25/06:

excon, fredg had good answer..but if your like me it's the why it broke as much as that it is broke!!When you said load and reload Media Player I could not tell if you ment that you DELETED it then went to microsoft web page and downloaded the program of a fresh install if you did and that did not fix it sorry I just miss read you. If you did not try a complete uninstall and download the verison of media player you were using I use verison 9 because I don't like 10. There is also another way. If the operating system is ME or XP then you may fix the problem with a series on system restores. If you neeed more let it roar.

Best to you TODAY,

Geraldask

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ace_of_jokerz asked on 01/20/06 - outlook problem

i'm having a problem with outlook not downloading my incoming mail. it seems to work just fine as long as i remember to disable norton internet security before i start outlook. this is alright, but annoying, and it seems dangerous to me...

is there a permanent fix i can make use of?

Geraldask answered on 01/23/06:

Not trying to be smart but the best way to get rid of all the problem Norton causes is to put it back on the shelf. Yor get better protection from the following programs which are FREE. Zone Alarm is the best Firewall, AVG is the best virus protection, Ad-Awair and Spybot for spyware. I have used these products for years and as an expert please give them a try , you will not be sorry.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 01/20/06 - mail marshal

is there a setting or something that can be done in the mail marshal console that can be applied to ensure no spam email gets through to anyone in an orgnization?

Geraldask answered on 01/23/06:

Rag, I may be off base on this Reg, but I would try the AVG it is excellent pieace of software that will do what you you want.. why not give it a try. It is free and comes with a touter so you would have no problem in getting up and running ASAP.

Best to you Todat,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 01/20/06 - mail marshal

is there a setting or something that can be done in the mail marshal console that can be applied to ensure no spam email gets through to anyone in an orgnization?

Geraldask answered on 01/23/06:

Rag, I may be off base on this Reg, but I would try the AVG it is excellent pieace of software that will do what you you want.. why not give it a try. It is free and comes with a touter so you would have no problem in getting up and running ASAP.

Best to you Todat,

Geraldask

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Richelle asked on 01/12/06 - Outlook Express

For the past week i am unable to get into my inbox via outlook express.
The following message is recieved:
Your POP3 server has not responded in 60 seconds would you like to wait another 60 second for the server to respond.
This message i get repeatedly the error #oX800ccc19.

Best Regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 01/17/06:

Richard, Yes a call to your customer service is correct. I can't tell you because I don't know who your IP is. I would explain step by step if it were RoadRunner or Bell South. I will explain why you can read you old messages. It's not rocket science they are on your local HARD DRIVE. Now if you have XP or ME you may can do a system restore and repair th operating system.

Best Day to You,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 01/07/06 - application

sometimes when i am using an application to do work, it's just a basic type database applicatoin that runs timetables. it freeze's, sometimes it goes really fast and other times it goes really slow. what are some basics i can do, i try refreshing but it doesn't make much of a difference?

Geraldask answered on 01/16/06:

Reg. Has it just started doing this. Defrag HD. clewan up drive. Set all performance settings on. If that does not help try a RESTORE to a time before the slow down...

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 01/07/06 - fixing the registry

hi, i have a notebook, i hae this registry repair unregistered version, when i ran it, it says i have 358 errors that need to be fixed? is there a way to do this without registering or any shortcut way.
also when i click on some applications it runs slow when opening so how can i make this a bit faster??

Geraldask answered on 01/16/06:

Heg, If you have XP use XP disk and boot it and do a repair. Sometime the best way to fix a computer is not to delete anything but just repair to normal which is a very consertive approch... Plue it's a FEATURE of the operating system.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 01/07/06 - software to block spam

is there any downloadable software that helps block spam if mail marshal doesn't seem to do it?

Geraldask answered on 01/16/06:

I have used AVG for years and it's free and beter than what you buy. What gets thru you can teach it and you no longer have a problem.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 01/10/06 - hi.

is there anyway to create a list in a shared calendar as opposed to the alarm bell always goign off?

Geraldask answered on 01/16/06:

I'm sure she means a to do list. Try this free http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Information_Management/Alarms_and_Reminders/SuperCool_Calendar.html.

Good Day

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/31/05 - Wireless Keyboard

Hi, does using non alkaline battery's stuff the wireless keyboard. If I put Alkaline in and it doesn't work, is there any other way to fix a wireless keyboard?

Geraldask answered on 01/03/06:

Raging, I wrote this long answer changed pages and lost it all. What a BUMMER!!!
Short and sweet. Wireless is a superior way to go. I think the trick is recharagable batterys. 2 sets .. 1 in the charger and 1 in the device. I have been wireless for years and have saved money. The benifit of wireless is worth it. Radio Shack has a 1/2 off deal.Do not know how long but ending soon.

Best to you as Always,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 01/01/06 - ram question

if you have a computer with 256mb of ram it would make more sense to upgrade the ram right to say 512 or 1GB.

So changing a processor is not worth it is it as it has only 4 pins and if anything goes wrong all the information will be lost right?

Geraldask answered on 01/03/06:

Hi Raging, Jusst could not pass this question by. Base processing power always a factor. FBS front bus speed or how "big and fat the wires are" moves information faster and m,ore of it. and of course memory is also a factor and speed of the memory "which is a whole nother world. I can say from experence that a Windows ME of 98SE on a AMD processor 800 Mz runs much faster with the full 512 that it does otherwise. It the most cost effective upgrade. Scott is correct in speaking of the shared vidio ram.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 01/01/06 - windows media player

how do you refresh windows media player like i deleted everything off my library but it's faded when i open the player, i have the latest version and i want that fadedness to be wiped so i can have a clean slate. thanks.

Geraldask answered on 01/03/06:

Hi Raging,
You may not have to do this but IT will solve your problem. Go to add & remove programs and remove then reinstall. I love Media I like #9 it's easier for me to use.
Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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curiousz asked on 01/03/06 - USB Hub Power Error

I have this P4 emachine that is now giving me this USB Hub Power error message constantly. The Xp solution when you click on the error bubble is to reset the particular hub, but that does nothing. I followed some knowledge base solutions, like turning off the usb error messaging, and it works, but the usb port still doesnt work. I am trying to get my Dell printer to work, and when i first plug in the printer, the bubble comes up with new hardware found, then says its ready to use, but nothing was installed. I try installing with the CD but it cannot detect the printer. I have used this printer with another pc just recently, so all cables and power cords are good.

Any other solution to get the usb ports running properly?

Geraldask answered on 01/03/06:

Hi curiousz,
I sure this will work but it may cost you $20.00.
Go with a USB PCI card they are troble free. I would check how ever with the MO JO maker to see how many USB devices it will support...That may also be part of the problem.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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kaf5731 asked on 12/22/05 - CD Formats

I created a CD_R with about 40 pictures (JPG) on my Dell using "Sonic Digital Media" program. I made sure that the disk was readable on another Dell. The disk does not seem to be readable on an I-Mac. We tried 2 systems. I thought all of the CD formats were compatible. Any suggestions?

Geraldask answered on 12/28/05:

kaf5731,
I would try this. First clean ALL the drices that are going to be used. Then I would burn a small file "on the fly" and "all at once" on a CD not CD/R. See what the results are.
The proceedure of burning has the highest rate of sucess. You can experment from there.

Best of luck.
If you neede more write back,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/25/05 - Virtual Memory increase...etc

Hi how can you change the virtual memory that the PC uses, is it a different process if you are dealing with servers as opposed to a stand alone PC with XP Home.
I think you go to My comp, properties and select the advanced tab of more settings under the performance options.
IT says virtual memory a paging file is an area on the hard disk that Windows uses as if it were RAM, my total paging files is set to 744MB, is this alright or can I get more efficient use by changing this number.
I have .99GB.
Please let me know thanks.

Geraldask answered on 12/28/05:

BlackViper is shut down right now but it is an excellent site. More later

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 12/26/05 - DVI and Analog

What is DVI and ANALOG ? I am considering buying an LCD monitor. Thanks a bunch

Geraldask answered on 12/28/05:

Skyeee, I guess I am an expert so let me expert this idea.. It may not be for you , but I think my system blows everything elce away and at the same it is still under budget. On top of my standard size I put a wooden door that matched. Then I purchased 2 refurbished 21" crt matching monitors and an ATI vidio card that suports dual monitors. So when I open different programs those programs on different SCREENS or I can be working and watching TV or watching a DVD on one screen while working on the other. So I have less than $600.00 in the whole setup and I have room on my desk.. And I have a 42" screen or 2 21" screens. I know that was not the usual answer but I don't do things in the usual way.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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Ccl471 asked on 12/26/05 - MS-Word 97 Follow-up

Dear Scott:

A short while ago you answered a question for me about the copy of MS-Word 97 on my sister's computer.

I wasn't able to locate that question, so I am unable to post this as a Clarification there.

We were having problems opening Word documents on the computer, and you told me that her Word 97 program was corrupted and needed to be uninstalled and re-installed using the installation CD.

Well, I checked the box we use to store all the CDs that came with the computer and I was unable to find a Word 97 disc or Office 97 disc.

In April 1999, when my sister wanted to buy a pc, because she didn't know about computers she asked a family friend who used to work in IT for advice. He bought the computer for her from an online vendor and she reimbursed him the purchase price.

It seems clear to me that he installed Word 97 on the computer with the CD that came with his computer, meaning that my sister's Word 97 is an illegal copy.

When I tried to uninstall the program from my sister's computer, using Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, a dialog box came up telling me to place my Office 97 CD into the DVD-ROM drive.

Since I don't have the installation CD, I was unable to do the uninstall.

Is there a way to do the uninstall manually, like deleting the MS-Word folder and removing the necessary files from the System Registry?

If you can help me do that, that would be great. Then I'll purchase a used Office 97 CD from eBay. Or maybe an Office 2000 CD.

Would my sister's computer meet the system requirements for Office 2000? Her pc has a 450 MHz Pentium 3 CPU with a 100 MHz FSB and 128 MB of RAM and an 8 GB HD, running Windows 98(First Ed.).



Many thanks,

C.L.

Geraldask answered on 12/26/05:

C.L. Scott is correct. I have an (offical)Office 97. It will run better that office 2000. My email geraldjones@carolina.rr.com

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 12/26/05 - IE Security Bulletins

MS05-054 was just released from microsoft for Internet Explorer critical update. i use Firefox for my browser. is it necessary for me to download these security patches?
thanks,Jim

Geraldask answered on 12/26/05:

JIm, jocase is streching it a bit with the answer. Please download all Windows updates.

Better to be safe than sorry....

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/20/05 - Hidden Share

$ - represents a hidden share, how do hidden shares work?

Geraldask answered on 12/24/05:

Raging,

Automatic Hidden Shares (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular
When networking has been installed on a Windows machine, it will automatically create hidden shares to the local disk drives. It is possible to disable the sharing at run-time, but this tweak will stop the automatic sharing altogether.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
Download a free trial now!

Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new DWORD value of either 'AutoShareWks' for NT Workstation or 'AutoShareServer' for NT server. Then set the value to equal Ɔ' to disable automatic sharing. If the values already exist then modify them to change the value.

Restart Windows and the automatic shares should not be created.

Note: The shares are normally accessed via serverc$ and serverd$ depending on the drive letter.





(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
AutoShareWks REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)
AutoShareServer REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesLanmanS...



Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesLanmanServer
Parameters]
Value Name: AutoShareServer, AutoShareWks
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disable shares, 1 = enable)


Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Hope this helps,

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 12/21/05 - Tuneup Utilities 2006

Hi! I am thinking about buying 'TUNEUP UTILITIES 2006'
I have downloaded the 30 day free trial version and I love it.Would this be a good investment or would I just be wasting my money?? Thank You

Geraldask answered on 12/24/05:

Many of the utilities found in these packages can be found on the web and they are free. If you want to buy, look into System Machinic 6 you can find it for under $20.00 right now and it's one of the best.

Best to you,.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/21/05 - Winterms

How do Winterms work, are they essentially a dummy terminal and how can you increase memory on them??

Geraldask answered on 12/24/05:


First, consider the capabilities that you need in a thin client Simple, Powerful, Flexible. Next, consider which chassis meets your needs Basic, Standard, Expanded, Mobile. Then make the Wyse decision and select the industry's market leader for technology rich Windows terminals.

Featured Special

Wyse Winterm 9650XE
Special Price $1035

With Windows XP Embedded and a 15" bright LCD flat-panel monitor and integrated multimedia speakers, the Winterm 9650XE ofers a rich built-in Internet browser, multimedia and access to over 9000 peripherals. Ideal for healthcare, call centers, retail, hospitality or any enterprise looking for expandability, it also offers support for local applications embedding, enhanced support for wireless connectivity, greater security and better manageability. The expandable chassis has serial, parallel and two USB ports as well as a PCI slot, internal IDE CD-ROM bay and internal WIFI 802.11b option.


Simple Powerful Flexible
The thinnest thin clients everything happens on the server. Terminal emulation
and a built-in basic browser. Run applications locally. Enjoy rich Internet browsing.
Basic
Plain and simple
(just USB ports). Winterm 1200LE Winterm 3235LE
Winterm 9235LE
Standard
Additional ports (parallel and serial) for more peripherals. Winterm 1125SE Winterm 3125SE
Winterm 3150SE
Winterm 5125SE
Expanded
The most expandable chassis. Winterm 3455XL
Winterm 3650XE Winterm 5455XL
Winterm 941GXL
Winterm 9450XE
Winterm 9455XL
Winterm 9650XE

There are three different types of Wyse thin clients... which one is right for you?
Simple
Simple thin client desktops are appliance-like devices that access server-based Windows applications, delivering excellent performance and low cost. Everything runs on the server, so you'll typically run multi-user Windows on a centrally managed server using either the Citrix ICA or the Microsoft RDP protocol that remotely displays what is running on the server right on a user's desktop. Every application you run, from payroll to a browser, runs on the server. If you do plan on using a browser, consider stepping up...

Powerful
Powerful thin clients desktops do everything simple ones do and more! For instance, they have a basic web browser built right into them, so they run web applications without placing an extra burden on your servers. Plus, powerful clients support Citrix NFuse and legacy dumb terminal emulation. Powerful thin clients are the right choice if you plan to access simple intranet HTML pages and as a great transitional replacement for green-screen terminals. If you need to access the Web in general, consider moving to...

Flexible
Flexible thin clients have two very special features you won't find on simple and powerful thin clients: First, they provide the latest, greatest and richest general Internet Web browsing. Second, because they are based on operating systems like Microsoft Windows NT Embedded, XP Embedded and Linux, they also can run applications locally right on the client, instead of on the server.

Why run applications on a thin client? Three reasons: 1.) Some applications just don't behave in a Terminal Services environment, 2.) For a fault-tolerant network, such as a retail terminal that can still ring-up sales even if the WAN goes down, and 3.) Some applications, such as graphically intensive ones, have special needs for performance or perhaps a second video card. Flexible thin clients are also your best choice if you want to access complex web pages or need access to a broad range of drivers and peripherals.

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Now a few words on selecting the right chassis.

Basic
Typically, a basic chassis has USB ports, so you get limited ability to hook up peripherals. Why is that important? Because your thin client OS must support the devices you want to plug in. There are standalone basic chassis and integrated basic chassis. Basic standalone chassis are very small about the size of a piece of paper folded in half. They can be mounted to be unobtrusive, as well. Basic integrated chassis also just have USB ports, and come in two varieties CRT integrated and LCD (flat-panel) integrated. CRT integrated clients are ideal single-button replacements for old dumb terminals. Flat-panel integrated chassis are the right choice where space, power, consumption, heat generation or sleek looks are important. (NOTE: USB to parallel and USB to Serial cable adapters are available to allow certain "legacy" peripherals to work with the USB port on a basic chassis.)

Standard
Because not all popular peripherals (credit cards wipers, bar-code scanners, receipt printers, etc.) are available in USB versions, you may want a standard chassis for its parallel and serial (legacy) ports and the ability to add extra peripherals.

Expanded
An expanded chassis offers your choice of extras a PCI/ISA card slot for carder expansion, and CD-ROM and floppy disk drive options. With an expanded chassis you'll get the benefits and manageability of a thin client with the expansion capabilities of PCs.

Mobile
Mobile thin clients combine the benefits of desktop thin clients security, manageability, affordability, and reliability with easy mobility. Plus two PCMCIA ports, a USB port, and a PS2 port. If you need mobility and security, you need a mobile thin client

Yes they can be expanded.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/21/05 - Server back up tapes

How often should a server back up tape be changed? Is there any pattern in which to do this?

Geraldask answered on 12/24/05:

Raging,
There is another rule of thumb on backups. Only backup when it will take longer to backup the data than it will take to do the backup. The system Scott talked about is sound but I like to make 2 copies everyonce in a while that go off site of the computer. ALSO every once in a while check to see if the backups are ANY GOOD.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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aw2ww asked on 12/22/05 - deleted mail

I have an account in Yahoo mail.However I have not used the account for more than 4 months and my mails have been deleted.There are very important documents in the mail box.I have written to Yahoo mail but they are unable to help.Are there any software that would help to retrace those lost datas/mails?
Hope you could help me out!
Thank you very much.

Geraldask answered on 12/24/05:

Not trying to add insult to injory but Yahoo will say they sent you an email saying your account will expire if you don't use it. I do the same thing with netzero, but you have to use it or loose it. Those email are not on your computer unless you saved them there.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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JeffreyBryson asked on 12/22/05 - Excessive fan activity

In my ignorance of hardware I ended up sending back my laptop to Dell three separate times because of what seemed to be overheating. In all cases the fan ended up regularly running at high (*loud*) speeds. My warranty has since expired, unfortunately, and the problem persists. What I noticed after each return of my laptop was that the only things they ever did were to update the BIOS and to replace the heat sink. When I'd have my laptop back initially the compute would run beautifully quiet for a week or so, though it would eventually return to its former state. I have a heat-monitoring program that shows my CPU heat averaging around 72 C.

Any advice for me? This has gone on long enough to see that it has yet to be any problem; however, you can understand that ideally I very much want a quiet computer. The loudness of the fan is really the only flaw to an otherwise great laptop.

Geraldask answered on 12/24/05:

Jeff, Your loud fan is a problem that most laps have. The way there made is so tight you must keep that processor cool. If you can get to the BIOS (if not customer support will help) tapping the del key on bootup usually does it. See if you have a setting call something like "quiet fan" that setting should be on. If the BIOS will not retain settings then I would suspect the BIOS backup battery, but you shoulld also be loosing time and date. I hope you find this info helpful.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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JeffreyBryson asked on 12/22/05 - Excessive fan activity

In my ignorance of hardware I ended up sending back my laptop to Dell three separate times because of what seemed to be overheating. In all cases the fan ended up regularly running at high (*loud*) speeds. My warranty has since expired, unfortunately, and the problem persists. What I noticed after each return of my laptop was that the only things they ever did were to update the BIOS and to replace the heat sink. When I'd have my laptop back initially the compute would run beautifully quiet for a week or so, though it would eventually return to its former state. I have a heat-monitoring program that shows my CPU heat averaging around 72 C.

Any advice for me? This has gone on long enough to see that it has yet to be any problem; however, you can understand that ideally I very much want a quiet computer. The loudness of the fan is really the only flaw to an otherwise great laptop.

Geraldask answered on 12/24/05:

Jeff, Your loud fan is a problem that most laps have. The way there made is so tight you must keep that processor cool. If you can get to the BIOS (if not customer support will help) tapping the del key on bootup usually does it. See if you have a setting call something like "quiet fan" that setting should be on. If the BIOS will not retain settings then I would suspect the BIOS backup battery, but you shoulld also be loosing time and date. I hope you find this info helpful.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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purplejoy asked on 12/15/05 - External Hard Drive

I installed an external hard drive for extra storage. Everything was fine until recently when I start the computer & it does not show up in the My computer section. Then it will show up the next time I reboot but not the time after that. How can I gaurantee that it shows up each time I reboot.

Geraldask answered on 12/16/05:

Hi purplejoy, Yes power up the unit and then plug in your drive HOT. That is one of the good things about usb devices. That will always work.

Best to you,

Gerald

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Raging asked on 12/08/05 - Macros making comp run slow

Hi can someone kindly explain if I am running macros and it's causing my PC to slow down (XP Pro) what can I do to make my machine run faster, like defrag as use vareity of financial applications.

Thanks.

Geraldask answered on 12/11/05:

Raging, I use system macanic 5 and 6 is on sell at 19.00 with rebate. I don't use the anti virus it takes too much control of the PC. I have always given my support to AVG for anti-virus.. A top program to but is called DISKEEPER. It makes the HD run at it's most effency. Every thing usually is waiting on the HD.

Best to You As Always.

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 12/09/05 - links won't open

a friend is running win2k pro. he uses outlook express and whenever he opens an email with a highlited link in it he'll click it and nothing opens. also when he tries to drag an incoming message to a folder that he created under local folders the msg won't move there.
anyone know how to fix this?
thanks,Jim

Geraldask answered on 12/11/05:

Jim, Also check if outlook express is your defalt along with internet express as broser.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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excon asked on 12/10/05 - Cell Phone Tracking


Hello experts:

NY TImes. Today.

"...Cellular operators like Verizon Wireless and Cingular Wireless know, within about 300 yards, the location of their subscribers whenever a phone is turned on. Even if the phone is not in use it is communicating with cellphone tower sites, and the wireless provider keeps track of the phone's position as it travels. The operators have said that they turn over location information when presented with a court order to do so..."

This is what I was concerned about when I spoke with you guy's earlier.

excon

Geraldask answered on 12/11/05:

excon, I was part of the earlier question and answer. And I think it is a good thing that the cell phone tecknology is here. I don't worry about us I worry about them. Sure you loose so priversity but in the long run we are safer because of it. We have to give up some freedom to exist in todays world. It's not 1950 anymore. People would not even think about locking there doors at night. It does not mean I like it ... it means the world's reality has changed.

Hope this helps.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 05/01/05 - utilizing advanced feature in spybot search & destroy

How do you utilise the advanced feature in spybot search & destroy??

Geraldask answered on 12/05/05:

Raging,

I went thru ALL the advanced faatures and found just a few I did not understand. Then I did a google search on them for there meaning. I found that there is really not much that was important. I hope you can count this as an answer.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/29/05 - Monitor

Do you think its better to replace the monitor or repair the internal parts?

Geraldask answered on 12/03/05:

It just depends on how new the monitor is. Montors can last a long time and if it had a high rez to begin with then it's posible. I just had a client ready to through out a 21' NEC hige rez monitor because he was told it was shot. He said I could have it if I wought just take it off his hands. I worked on the switch about 5 minutes with a cleaner and did not have to even open the case. Gave it back and did not even charge him.

This is a rare case but somethimes a little thing and seem large. If a tech has a low check out fee and is honist that maybe the route to go.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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Richelle asked on 11/27/05 - IE 6.0 SP2 Hangs

This question needs an urgent response.
For the past 14 days i haven't been able to get on the Internet because IE 6.0 just hangs for a long time and then displays,page cannot be found,.I have restore my setting but still the same problem.
I went to Knowledge base Via Dell, it a Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook,an tried to repair IE 6.0. I didn't do the in-place upgrade because i wanted to get other opinion before i attempt such a drastic step.
Urgently awaiting a response.

Regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 12/03/05:

Was not tring to be smart. Before I do anything major I simply do a restore and it has saved my hide so many times I can count. Also restrores should be done on a regular basis so you will have a current one. See if you can find the Dell chat and they can go into your system and fix it.

Gerald

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Raging asked on 11/27/05 - Ms Word

how do you make the all function thing appear on the task pane, where you can choose your indents by clicking on the button instead of searching. like you can just click on numbers and it appears, same with bullet points but how do you add the indent function to the taskpane??

Geraldask answered on 11/27/05:

If you are wanting to set tabs that is done from the ruler bar. Those little trangles can be draged on the ruler for tabs... The I. figure to the left of ruler can be clicked to make different types of tabs. Just play with those commands , they are easy to master. TRY TO SET TABS FIRST ...ITS MUCH EASIER.

I was not trying to smart on my last answer, and I feel it is correct.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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Richelle asked on 11/27/05 - IE 6.0 SP2 Hangs

This question needs an urgent response.
For the past 14 days i haven't been able to get on the Internet because IE 6.0 just hangs for a long time and then displays,page cannot be found,.I have restore my setting but still the same problem.
I went to Knowledge base Via Dell, it a Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook,an tried to repair IE 6.0. I didn't do the in-place upgrade because i wanted to get other opinion before i attempt such a drastic step.
Urgently awaiting a response.

Regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 11/27/05:

Not a big deal just make a system restore first. You say 14 days do you remember a specifick action that may occured to bust system I understand that you restore before that time ..That should have fixed it.

nDo a chat with Dell let them go in you system and fix it.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/25/05 -
winxp system clock issues

Hello on my PC everytime I run a Norton, my system clock goes back 2 hours. How can I stop this from happening?

WinXP is my OS.

Geraldask answered on 11/25/05:

Raging, Times flys but going backward is probabily has shawn up before as a result of a virus. I could only remove it with system restore. I would use AVG goto google and download. I will protect your system and it's free.


Yours always,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/25/05 -
winxp system clock issues

Hello on my PC everytime I run a Norton, my system clock goes back 2 hours. How can I stop this from happening?

WinXP is my OS.

Geraldask answered on 11/25/05:

Raging, Times flys but going backward is probabily has shawn up before as a result of a virus. I could only remove it with system restore. I would use AVG goto google and download. I will protect your system and it's free.


Yours always,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 11/22/05 - compaq m2000 notebook

running xp home. at bootup it would go thru bios then the windows xp loading window opened then it rebooted and kept rebooting. i ran a hard drive test in the phoenix bios and the test status said "#2-07 FAIL". also at bootup a BSOD would flash by and all i could read was unmountable_boot_volume. i put in the restore cd then tried the FIXMBR program and the results were "this computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record". i then ran C: chkdsk /r and it fixed one or more errors on the volume.
I rebooted and it loaded fine. so, i have it all up and running except the wireless network. it was fine on it b4 all this happened. i've tried everything i know of to get it back on the network and also online, but it won't. i'm all out of options that i know of. any help will be MUCH appreciated.
Thanks, Jim

Geraldask answered on 11/22/05:

Jim, If the wireless is Compaq there chat line still gives excellent support. Just create an account lonin and look for your system then goto chat. It's really the way to go.

If it's from another vendor I would do the same I know D-Link has outsourced it wireless products, so with chat I can just ubderstand what's going on better. Also many times they can go into your system and fix it that way. So just goto a friend with interent connection and solve problem the easy way.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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DoctorLove asked on 11/19/05 - Slow boot up

Hi, my pc has been REAL slow to boot up to Windows... it is an old Gateway, and even before it gets to the "Windows XP Loading" screen, it stays on the initial "Gateway" logo balck screen for about 3-5 minutes before Windows starts coming on.... ones that starts loading, its normal, ie, Windows loads up within a minute or so with everything ready to go. Could it be a memory issue or bad hard drive cables or what? Everything seems to be working fine though in XP.

Geraldask answered on 11/22/05:

Go to msconfig and if you have XP click disable all. apply or ok reboot system run defrag both is safe mode (tap f8 key then choose safe mode) and also ren defrag in operating system

Find defrag? start/assorces/system tools.

This is just about as fast as it will work.. there may be some changes in the BIOS , but try this first.

Geraldask

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excon asked on 11/20/05 - GPS


Hello nerds:

I have a GPS cell phone. With particularity, just how does that feature help me? I know how it can help the government, but I have no idea how it can help me.

What's up? Is it a government ploy? Or is it so that I can find myself?

excon

Geraldask answered on 11/22/05:

My $00.2 by Geraldask,

Did you understand what GPS phone did when you purchased? If so and you don't like that idea why did you buy it. Don't take this wrong but some times new tecknology pbrings with it a concern about personal privecy. They could find you but they don't have a reason. How about the bad guys... they can find them to and that's a good thing.

Balance good and bad.

Yours,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/20/05 - Unix Administration

Unix Administration, - what does it entail?

Geraldask answered on 11/22/05:

Raging,
Unix is an operating developed by Bell Tetephone in 1949. It is very different than OP system of today. It is command driver,, meading everything (functions) have to be types in. Some of the lines can be 600 catactories long. It is very time cosumming and really hard to use. If you can program unix (it's like a computer language) it's OK but just starting out I would pick another way.

Hope that helps,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/20/05 - Managing Firewalls

What does it involve when you manage firewalls? Like anyone can offer insight on this?



Geraldask answered on 11/22/05:

Hi Raging,

My answer is more direct... I have used Zonealarm foe years. A lot of experts on this site and all over the www. It has a toutral and it has updtes. Beter than most programs that you buy.
I did buy the PRO version this year but the differences between PRO and free are few. No dout in my mind it is the best.


Hest to you,

Geraldask

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michelleg asked on 11/12/05 - window 98 troubleshooting

I can not start up the computer it gets to windows 98 screen and then it shuts down. I've tried to start in safe mode, but it will not let me. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Geraldask answered on 11/13/05:

Sometimes you must TAP on the ctrl or control key to get safemode and on other system it can be the F3 or delete key...Sometimes see my full answer above . More help write back.

Best to you ,

Geraldask

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michelleg asked on 11/13/05 - can not use the command prompt

I got into command prompt, but my C:/> looks like this and everytime i type scandisk it says it is a bad command or wrong file name. I have typed scandisk in caps and not in caps. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One more thing I got into bois and saved defaults, and it still did nothing. Then I enabled afew things, I am desperate. How do I know the what should be disabled or enabled in the bios, utility setup?

Geraldask answered on 11/13/05:

Hi michelleg , Hope this does not sound bad to you but if you get in a place where you don't know what you are doing best not change anything until you do. Whith that being said... Go back to BIOS and see if you can load and save defalts. You said that you can't get to safe mode, but try this.

Under normal circumstances, Windows is capable of detecting and recovering from registry errors automatically. If Windows is incapable of this, a previous copy of the registry can be restored manually. Windows makes and stores a backup of the registry when you start your computer successfully each day. By default, five previous copies or the registry are stored. To restore one of these previous copies: 1. Start your computer, press and hold CTRL, and then choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only from the Windows 98 Startup menu. If you are running Windows Me, start your computer with the startup disk.

2. At the MS-DOS prompt, type cdwindowscommand, and then press ENTER. Where windows is the name of the folder in which Windows is installed.


3. At the C: prompt, type scanreg /restore, and then press ENTER.

4. Select the previous registry you want to restore, and then press ENTER.NOTE: A properly working registry has the word "Started" next to the date.


5. When you receive notification that you restored a properly working registry, press ENTER to restart your computer

If save mode will not come up start at #2 above.

If that won't work then I hope you have backups if you have to reformat and restore your system.

This is a favorate I copied so you can find.

eBay.co.uk FIX, FORMAT, BOOT & TUNE WINDOWS 95 98 ME 2000 XP (item 5819139771 end time 23-Oct-05 233837 BST)
This is a good system disk to have

Besst to you Today,

Geraldask

Question/Answer
Raging asked on 11/09/05 - uninstallation

I try to remove an application, an old accounting program that I don't use but it gives me this message when I go to add/remove and click on remove, why is this so?

The log file C:Program FilesCCSWinDeIsL1.isu is not valid or the data has been corrupted. Uninstallation will not continue

Geraldask answered on 11/10/05:

Scotts answer is on the money but working in the regestry makes my hair stand up. I would use Windows explorer or search and find (on the start menu) and remove everything that is associated with the program. Maybe the best advice is to do nothing if everything is running OK.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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Richelle asked on 11/09/05 - Typing Problems

I have a customer with a new Dell Inspiron 2200 which has Microsoft Office Professional.
Her problem begins when she type there are five keys that are giving problem:
When she Type w = she gets CW
C = CX
E = WE
D = DS
S = SD
I did a virus scan with Norton 2005 Internet Security and no virues were found.
What could be causing this problem.

Regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 11/10/05:

Richard, I could not find anything that has been reported relateing to this problem. A simple fix would be to try another keyboard and see if you get the same result. If you do remove the program and reinstall. It that does not do it post back and give the version of Office and I'll look some more.

Have the best day today,

Geraldask

Question/Answer
Erewhon asked on 11/07/05 - XP Driver for ScanPrisa ACER 640P flatbed scanner

I have run the above scanner successfully for several years using W98 and W2000, but when I upgraded to XP the scanner will no longer work.

Where can I obtain a suitable driver?

Geraldask answered on 11/07/05:

for those who cannot find the driver for ScanPrisa 640P, go to http://www.benq.us/ServiceAndSupport/Drivers/index.cfm?productline=9 for those have trouble after you install the driver, go to http://www.benq.us/ServiceAndSupport/Drivers/drivercounter.cfm?dpid=27&id=283&size=528%20KB&type=D&filename=scpinwxp-eng.pdf&type=D&whereto=ftp://12.145.38.159/scanner/manuals/scpinwxp-eng.pdf for other acer scanners.. go to http://www.benq.us/ServiceAndSupport/
I read a lot of negative information on this upgrade . My research has lead me to this answer. I hope my work is done.

Best to you Today,

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 11/03/05 - Hp Record Now Not working

My Hp Record Now stopped working. IThis happened once before and someone gave me a website to go towhich automatically fixes the problem but I can't remember what the website was. Can someone help me?? Hp Record Now is a CD burning program that came preinstalled on my HP computer. Thanks for any help!

Geraldask answered on 11/03/05:

If you still have your install disk get on line with hp chat support. If you have not used them before they are great. Choose the model number of your machine and you can work with a tech with all info and history that hp has on that machine. You can reinstall it yourself but this would be the easy route.

Best to you Today,

geraldask

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endium asked on 10/27/05 - Google Adsense Help.

I am always encountering registration errors at www.google.com/adsense So could you sign up for an account on my behalf with my registration details ? Thanks.

>>>Endium<<<

Geraldask answered on 10/27/05:

>>>Endium<<<,
Google registration like most all sites will reguire your email address and other basic information that I would not to confortable in haveing or you giving a stranger. My advice would be to have a friend look over your sholder and give you an extra set of eyeballs..because you must be missing something that keep getting the error.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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endium asked on 10/24/05 - Ideas Please.

My client has a url www.smirtgirl.ws. She wants to develop it on women's affairs but without any pictures of ladies. Could you please give some ideas of what would be the content of the website ?

Thanks,
>>>Endium<<<

Geraldask answered on 10/25/05:

>>>Endium<<<
Let me add my $0.2 cents worth. Now if you noticed the way I said 2 cents worth ... a very small example of how words can come alive to make text MORE interesting. Yet in my opinion with all the graphic impact we see every day a modest amount of eye catching produce is a very good idea. A major idea is to "catch the eye" of readers and web suffers alike. You want to have your information appealing to as many as possible. So I would suggest rather than saying no pictures, realize how can the site use pictures and graphics in a new way in better taste or in ways no one has used to make the site all it can be.

Best to you Everyday,

Geraldask

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Ccl471 asked on 10/20/05 - Cannot Run or Uninstall Program

I have Physician's Assistant 1.8 installed on my computer. I am using a PC with a 1.2GHz AMD Athlon CPU with a 333MHz FSB and 256MB RAM.

The program won't run. When I either double-click on the Desktop icon or try to start it from the Startup Menu, I get this error message:



16 Bit Windows Subsystem

C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32AUTOEXEC.NT The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.



I thought I could uninstall it and reinstall it with the CD-ROM but when I try to uninstall it, I get the same error message.

I don't know what went wrong after I first installed the program. Perhaps I installed it when I was still using Windows ME, and it messed up when I upgraded to Win XP.

How do I fix the bug so that I can uninstall the program?



Many thanks,

C.L.

Geraldask answered on 10/21/05:

Hi Ccl471. If this is aan Xp or ME machine the easty was to fix it would be to do a system restore to a date before install of this program. If not the fix may take direct support from the software company.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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curiousz asked on 10/17/05 - Digital only speakers???

I have speakers that seems like the only input it jas is digital... is it possible it ONLY accepts signals from a digital sound card? Because this new pc i got does not have digital i think, and the powered speakers did not work, but a regular headphone did..... i remember these speakers worked with my SB Audigy card from my old computer.... i thought it was kind of silly for any speakers to be digital only, especially for a midrange-budget Boston 2.1 speakers like these from Gateway.... so is the only solution to reinstall the old audigy card or is there a setting that can make this work?

Geraldask answered on 10/20/05:

Hi curiousz: I'll ask some questions and then give information and opinion OK LETS GO. Are your speakers digital only is you sound cand digital. Go to device manager find the name of the card and do a google search on it. That will answer that question. If you speakers are 2.1 that usually means that they are sterio wirh a simulated sub for low tones. As fredg said your computer must be adjusted. I will say the the Audigy card is superior to what came in thwe gatewayway so use that. Your card and speakers have to be set the same of the system will not work to your satisfacation.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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Ccl471 asked on 10/19/05 - Copying Programs and Files from One PC to Another

After I buy a new PC, I want to copy most of the programs and some of the files from my old PC to the new one.

Do I need to network the two computers together? The old PC cannot take an ethernet cable. Can it be networked with the new PC through a USB port?

Is there a simpler way of copying the stuff without networking, perhaps a program that allows you to transfer or copy files from one PC to another with the two PCs connected by a USB cable?



Many thanks,

C.L.

Geraldask answered on 10/20/05:

Hi Ccl471, Most movement of data from one computer to another will only envolve the data NOT the programs. Lets say you have Microsoft Word installed on system #1. It is really illigal and extreamly difficault if not impossible to copy Microsoft Word to computer #2. You would install that with your CD with a regerestered key.

If you want to connect the computers together and transfere you will need to goto Radio Shack and buy A CROSS OVER CABLE. THIS LOOKS LIKE A NETWORK CABLE BUT IT IS DIFFERENT. A network cable will not work.

I would sugest the best way would be to copy what you can to CD's and restor3e to the new system...Of course you system would have to have a burner to do that.

Connecting to computers has some limits to transfere where cd transfer lets you change where you new infomation will reside on your your new system which may be helpful.

The question of differences between Vista and XP and file structre and "run a bility of what is on your system now...I will be supprised if it is going to be "a bowl of cheeries" but I can wish you the best.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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hermaneb asked on 10/13/05 - Wireless router email problem

Prologue -- Primary PC is Compaq Deskpro 4000 w/233 processor while Secondary is IBM 300GL w/433. Using D-Link DI-524 wireless router connected via ethernet to Primary while Secondary has D-Link DWL-G524 wireless adapter card.

Problem....email sent from (wife's) Secondary PC goes
to correct address. Reply or fwd. or email directed to her email address is handled by Router randomly.
Sometimes delivers to Primary PC or vis versa. How do I correct so that my email is routed to Primary and wife's email is routed to Secondary?

Geraldask answered on 10/17/05:

Hi hermaneb , A way to solve this problem would to be to create an email address for your wife and by swithing identys on the different computers you would just pull up what email you wanted.
The IP address would be the same .

Hope this is a solution,

Geraldask

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kkemper asked on 10/17/05 - parity error

i get, every 2-3 days, memory parity error.
I am using the manufacturer's memory of
128 megs, ecc in my server and
i bought from another supplier, corsair, 256 megs
to add to it.

how do I save my machine from getting more
parity errors and the freeze they cause?
[baby dell 500 sc used as a pc]

Geraldask answered on 10/17/05:

Hi kkemper, Parity errors are generated whenever the built-in error detection and correction system in the chipset determines that a memory error has occurred. The message is generally the same whether standard parity checking is enabled, or the more advanced ECC detection and correction. When an error of this sort occurs with ECC enabled, it means that an error of two bits or more (which ECC cannot correct) has been encountered.

It is important to realize that not all parity error messages mean that there is a problem with the memory, or even the motherboard. For example, resource conflicts can cause parity errors. The causes of parity errors vary greatly depending on whether the error message occurs when the machine is first booted up, or while the system is in general operation. For this reason I have two different troubleshooting sections, one for each of these two scenarios.Parity - An error-checking system in which the PC checks the accuracy of a data transmission. Since data moves in a stream using a series of 0s and 1s, the PC can check for errors when it knows if the total number of 1s should be odd or even. If the total number should be odd, but the actual number received turns out to be even, the PC knows there was an error in the transmission.

Cause:

This issue can be caused by any of the following possibilities:

Random Occurrence
Issue with new memory
Bad power strip or power source
Bad Memory
Bad Motherboard
Solution:

Random occurrence

Like all electronics, this could just be a random occurrence. If this is occurring frequently, like every other boot, we would recommend trying the below solutions.

Issue with new memory

If you have recently added any new memory to the computer, temporarily remove that memory to ensure it is not causing your issue. It is possible for different brands, memory speeds or types of memory to conflict and cause issues such as parity errors.

Bad Power Strip or power source

Try a different power outlet or power strip as the computer may not be receiving a good continuity of power.

Bad Memory

Verify that the memory is not bad by either replacing it or contacting the manufacturer for replacement. Additional information about testing your computer memory can be found on document CH000708.

Bad Motherboard

The motherboard memory connections or other component on the motherboard may have failed, causing the memory to not be detected.

Bottom Line: Hope for the best... google the type memory in the machine vs. what you put in .. If they don't match that's probabily goo NEWS and matching memory will mose likely fix your problem..

Best to you today.

Geraldask



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Question/Answer
shmarsafy asked on 09/27/05 - iexplorer

how to prevent user win2000 to show some sites through iexplorer

Geraldask answered on 10/03/05:

Hi shmarsafy,

The best filter I have found is from Secure Computing. Here is the toll free number
+1.800.379.4944 choose option 3 and email
sales@securecomputing.com.

This is the BEST...

Best to you,

Geraldask


Question/Answer
Richelle asked on 09/27/05 - Converting cassette Tape

I want to convert my cassette tapes to some form so that i can burn them unto a cds. How will i be able to do this? My dell notebook has a dvd burner but it only came with microphone & headphone inputs.
Any feasible response will be appreciated.

Regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 09/28/05:

Fredq gave the correct way and Scotts comment on quality is correct. The problem is that the output of a stereo is an ampifilied signal. The windows hardware and software is looking for just a line in signal like a mike. The turntable has a problem because the signal is coming from a crystal and has the wrong impedance. Also the volume levels are all wrong and you are not going to get any quality. My suggestion would go to a pay for song download site (there are 100's) and get you music that way.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 09/08/05 - Dr. Watson tool

Is the purpose of Dr. Watson to capture error messages in software applications that it then sends to Microsoft.
How do you use this tool? Is it also advisable to use this tool if you start a system and it shuts down before you can really get going on it?

Geraldask answered on 09/23/05:

Raging,

Dr. Watson can pull you out of the quicksand of computing if the right person can read it. If you turn it off there goes an important tool.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 09/22/05 - Fedora/Red Hat

Windows XP will always remain my primary OS. I'm curious to see what the Linux Fedora OS looks like so I downloaded it yesterday. the problem is "finding it". I've never had this problem before. i had to use the Torrent download program to download a Linux based OS. The program is it's 1.3GB in size and it was shown as "finished" downloading in the Torrent dialog box. I closed that program and went to my desktop, which is where i download all programs to, but it wasn't there. I searched everywhere for it. I CAN'T FIND IT! I checked my hard drive size and it's definetly 1.3GB larger than before the download so Fedora must be in there someplace.
Anyone have an idea where I can look to find it? this is the first, and hopefully, the last time this will happen.
Thanks, Jim

Geraldask answered on 09/23/05:

gtoman,

Is your system a duel boot of does it goto the desktop. If desktop do your search again and drag & drop icon to desktop.

Just tring to help,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 09/23/05 - SuSe Linux

I downloaded and burned this OS on dvd. It loads and then asks for Linux Login. How am I supposed to know the login and password? i just ran it for the first time and it never said anyhting about these.
thanks, Jim

Geraldask answered on 09/23/05:

Jim,
Sometime we have to guess but there is a good chance that this is just a setup to the OP. If you use passwords the give it on, if not don't and see what happens. There is not much more I can do with more info. Go back to the download source and check the help files.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 09/07/05 - encryptiong and emailing...

what feat can you use in outlook when wanting to send messages that cannot be changed?

encryption, file compression, antivirus or digital signatures. i would have thought compression and encryption would be the right answer is this so?

Geraldask answered on 09/10/05:

Rag, All the answers have there point but in the end any message can be changed or make it appear to have modifications that were not given by the creator and they will pass the test. Even a PDF file and be broken and convereted by software.

Have a good one.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 08/30/05 - Upgrading

I want to make my computer faster:

I have 760MB of Ram, can I make this go up more and what would be good to go to next 1GB??
I'm running 2.19GHZ and have a Celeron CPU at 2.20GHZ.
I also have 2 now full 40GB drives, if I upgrade can the informatoin be transferred over as I think my HP drive does not have any more slots left in it?

Geraldask answered on 09/02/05:

Remove all uneeded syuff from computer and use a program to keep HD in high performance mode. I would look into the speed of you HD 's if the are 7200 rpm you'll be in good shape. Goro the bious and see if you can change the speed of the motherboard memory or overclock the procrssor. I think 760 mb of memoryt unless you try to do everything at one time.

Have a good one,

Geraldask

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richturner asked on 08/31/05 - McAfee, SP2, and other headaches

Hi, Scott:

I've been going through computer hell lately. I'll try to keep this short, but you'll need background details.

Background: My Gateway computer died and has been sent back to Gateway for repairs, but that's not the issue. So that I could get back in business, I hooked up my wife's 4-year-old computer to the Internet (it had not been so connected). On the advice of a friend who works with computers, the first thing I did was to download all of Microsoft's updates. (Both computers are using XP Home.)

All went well until I installed MS Security Pack 2 and then McAfee antivirus. I may have made a serious goof in the installation somewhere because, after a series of error messages and numerous restarts, I got into a loop where the computer just kept rebooting and wouldn't stop. The only way out, as a last resort, was to reinstall XP from the disc in repair mode. That had me back in business. McAfee was running fine. I redid MS updates but not SP2.

Then I did a reinstall of SP2, being very careful that I let the installation run the distance. It took nearly three hours. When I did the restart after SP2 installation, everything seemed fine. I turned off the computer, but when I turned it back on an hour later, it took forever to start up.

When it did, my taskbar wasn't showing, and McAfee gave me this message: "An error occurred while initializing Active Shield [McAfee's root program]. Please close other applications and try restarting Active Shield." There were two other (duplicate) messages: "Register Class Objects failed. hres=0X800706BA. The RPC server is unavailable. Maximum retry attempts exceeeded." I tried restarting Active Shield but could not get it to run. Since I could not access the task bar, I had to shut down from Windows Task Manager. A restart got the same results. At first, I could not do a System Restore because I kept getting messages saying that System Restore "was not able to protect the computer."

Finally, when I somehow got a taskbar and was able to run system restore, I did a System Restore to the point before installing SP2. Note that McAfee had been installed before this, so this restore should not have affected it. But it did. After system restore, I got a message that saying that "some components of McAfee are missing. Please install. I tried various methods of uninstalling and reinstalling McAfee to no avail. I finally gave up on that and downloaded a free 15-day trial of Norton (which detected no viruses when I ran a scan).

Finally, here are my questions:
1. Do you know of any conflicts between McAfee and SP2?
2. How do I remove all vestiges of McAfee? I've done all the uninstalls I can in control panel (as McAfee recommends), but some McAfee files remain. I've used MSCONFIG to stop some McAfee things from trying to launch on startup (they still do), but how do I get rid of them for good?
3. I really think I should have SP2, but how can I safely install it without getting into another mess? (I fear that it might have the same effect on Norton).
4. Do you think I should try McAfee again or just convert the Norton free trial to a paid subscription?
5. After I get my computer back from Gateway (I expect that it will be wiped), how can I safely put McAfee (I have the disc) and SP2 on it?

I know this is a lot, and I would appreciate any part of it that you can answer.

Rich

Geraldask answered on 09/02/05:

Rich, Scott is correct Norton causes more troble that it prevents ... About the suggestion to use AZ Armor.. The Free verision of AVG is the same program and I have been using it for 4 years and it's the BOMB. SP2 is an improvement and the quick way to install is to goto the windows update site and order a free CD from microsoft. Without going on and on the Gateway's loop restart problem may have be due to a bios upgrade needed for for a 4 year old computer to run xp OK.

Therefore I sugest that you chech with gateway and see if any bios upgrades are needed before you do anything elce. Goto google and get AVG, spybpt, spyblaster and run these programs at least on a week EXCEPT avg which will update everyday.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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Greenlea asked on 07/10/05 - Norton Antivirus


Please help.

My friend has the cheap version of Juno. she is connected by a phone line.

When updating her Norton antivirus--the newest one--she gets knocked off the phone line before the download is completed.

Is there a way around this?

I'm still pretty new at this so I will need some easy explanations.

Thank you so very much!
Greenlea

Geraldask answered on 08/27/05:

Greenlea,

This is one of the best setup programs there is and it gives full instructions and install screens on the HOW. Goto http://www.inklineglobal.com/support/installsc.html and see for yourself.

Best to you today.

geraldask

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Raging asked on 08/22/05 - Shutting down a server in command prompt

O.K. can I ask someone if they know what the command is that you type in the prompt to shut down a server?

Regards,
R.

Geraldask answered on 08/23/05:

Dear Rag,

Sometimes I take a HAMMER to mine after a long day.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 08/23/05 - Factsback and SmartExpress

Can any one provide me with a link that has information on the Factsback and SmartExpress systems that Courier services use, I am interested in their technologies.

Thanking you very muuch.
R.

Geraldask answered on 08/23/05:

Maybe this will help:

A-Z Worldwide Airfreight Directory
Express Operators & Couriers Links
These are free links to other companies' sites and are as supplied to us. The A-Z Group can take no credit for the many good ones, nor blame for any bad ones. The pages are loaded within our frames to enable you to return to our site easily. If the link removes the frames, you can usually return here using the "back" arrow.

Please contact us if you find an incorrect address. or with your own website address if not shown.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
3B International - www.3bint.co.uk
4ward Couriers - Hellenic Couriers - www.4ward.gr
@nywhere! couriers - www.anywhere.ltd.uk .

A-1 Courier - www.a-1courier.com
A Plus Intl Express Parcels (UK) - www.apex100.com
A1 Couriers - www.a1couriers.co.uk
Academy Box & Ship - www.academymessenger.com
ACB (Pvt) - www.acb.com.pk
Access Freight International - www.afi.co.nz
ACI Express Inc/Air Couriers Intl - www.aciexpress.net
ACI Express Intl (Pte) - www.aciexpress.net
ACI Express - www.aciexpress.net
ACI Express SA - www.aciexpress.net
ACI Express (UK) - www.aciexpress.net
PT ACI Korindo Express - www.aciexpress.net
ACI Worldwide Express Corp - www.aciexpress.net
ACI Worldwide Express - www.aciexpress.net
ACP Wholesale Express - www.acpww.com
ACP Worldwide - www.acpww.com
ACS Courier (Cyprus) - www.acscyprus.com
Action Cargo Transportation - www.actioncargo.com
Adagold Aviation - www.adagold.com
Advance Shipping - www.advship.com
Advanced Express USA - advancedexpress.com
Aegean Xpress (Belgium) - agxbru.wqxs.com
Aegean Xpress - agxlhr.wqxs.com
Aerly Bird Trans Global - www.aerlybirdtransglobal.com
Aerocargas Argentinas - www.aerocargas.com.ar
Aeropass - www.aeropass.co.kr
Aerospace One - www.aerosc.com
AGX - Accdn Global Express Courier - www.accdn.com
Air Action Couriers - www.airaction.com
Air Courier International - www.aircourieruk.com
Air Couriers Intl (Aust) - www.aciexpress.net
Air Couriers Intl (BD) - www.aciexpress.net
Air Direct Couriers - www.airdirectcouriers.co.uk
Air Express Finland - www.airexpress.fi
Air Freight Rusmarine - www.forwarding.ru
Air Logistics Services - www.airlogisticsservices.com
Air Plus - www.airplus.it
Air Sea Forwarding - www.airsea.ie
Air Webster - www.airwebster.com
Air World Express - www.airworldexpress.com
Airborne Express - www.airborne.com
Airborne Express - www.airborne.com
AIRPAC Worldwide Express - www.air-pac.com
Airport Travel Cargo Finland - www.travelcargo.fi
Airsped Express - www.fedex.com/mt
Airwings Courier Express (India) - www.airwingsindia.com
Airwings International Couriers - www.achilles-int.com
Airworld Express - www.airworldexpress.com
AJ Worldwide Services - www.ajww.com
AJ Worldwide Services - www.ajww.co.in or www.ajww.com
Al Munjiz Trading (AMTCO) - www.almunjiz.com
Albatross International - www.albatross.com.mv
Alliance Service - www.alliance-service.com
Allied Keymail Express (I) - www.allied-keymail.com
Alpha Courier Services - www.jonen.co.uk
Alpha Couriers - www.alphacouriers.com
Am World Couriers (UK) - www.amworld.co.uk
American Expediting - www.amexpediting.com
PT AMEXindo International - www.amexindo.com
AMI Quality Express - www.airmenzies.com
AMRO Logistics - www.amrologistics.com
Anand Couriers - www.acpldel.com
AP Express - www.apexpressinc.com
APX International PT - www.airparcel-express.com
Arab Express - www.arabexpress.co.uk
Aramex Lanka - www.aramex.com
Aramex CZ (Express Partner) - www.aramex.com
Aramex Hellas International - www.aramex.com
Aramex India PVT - www.aramex.com
Aramex International Courier - www.aramex.com
Arch Logistics Services - www.stormloader.com/arch
Arrow Express - www.wings.com.mt
Arrow Intl - www.arrowintl.com.eg
ArtEx - www.artex.com
AS & T Service - www.ast-service.it
ASAP Helsinki - www.asaphelsinki.fi
Asia Pacific Express International - www.apei.com.au
Asia Pacific Express Logistics - www.apeinternational.com
ASR Special Cargo (Amsterdam) - www.asr-forwarding.nl
Associated Air Group - www.aasuk.co.uk
ATC Air Express - www.atcair.co.uk
Atlas Express Hong Kong - www.atlas-express.net
ATX Worldwide Express - www.atx.com.tr
Ausfin International - www.ausfin.com
Australian Air Express - www.ausairx.com.au
Avalon Courier Services - www.avalon-couriers.co.uk
Avalon Distribution - www.4despatch.co.uk
Avian Worldwide Express (I) - www.avian-world.com
Avigo Express - www.avigo.co.th
Axpress Company - www.axpress.com.hk .

Backman Trummer - www.batru.fi
Baglam Express - www.baglamexpress.com
Baltijos Rusko - www.rusconet.com
Bangladesh Express - www.bdexpress.com or www.fedex.com
BAX Global - www.baxglobal.com
Bay Express - www.bay.jo
Bekk Courier Ltd. - www.tnt.com
Berco Express - www.bercoexpress.co.za
Best Transport Sped - www.best-transport.cz
BIEK-Bundesverband Intl Express und Kurierdienste - www.biek.de
Bio Logistic 7/7 - www.bio-logistic.fr
Blue Creative Logistics - www.bluelogistics.co.uk
Blue Dart Express - www.bluedart.com
Blue Leaf Logistics - www.blueleaflogistics.co.uk
Blue Line Express - www.bluelineexp.com
Blue Star Couriers - www.bluestarcouriers.co.uk
Blue Star Express - www.blue-star.co.uk
Blueway Corporation - www.bluewaycorp.com
Bombino Express - www.bombinoexp.com
Brinks Israel - www.brinksdjs.com
Broadline Services - www.broadlineexpress.com
Business Courier Service - www.bcsdelivers.com .

California Overnight - www.calover.com
Campbell Freight Agencies Ireland - www.campbellfreight.ie
Canada Express - www.canadexltd.com
Canada Worldwide Services - www.canadaworldwide.com
Canadian Worldwide Express - www.cwe-lhr.com
Capitol Overseas Courier Service - www.ocscmb.com
Care Courier - www.carecourier.de
Care Transportation Services - web.idirect.com/~care
Cargo Agent Doo - www.cargo-agent.co.yu
Cargo France Intl Logistics SARL - www.cargofra.com
Cargo Logistics Express - www.cargolog.se or www.cix.se
Cargo Partner - www.cargo-partner.com
CargoPAK Worldwide - www.cargopak.net
CargoPlus - www.cargoplus.com
Cargosan Worldwide Express - www.cargosan.com
Cargus International Srl - www.cargus.ro
CCS - Express - www.ccs-express.de
Century Air - www.centuryair.com
Cesmad Camion Servis - www.cesmad.cz
Channel Express (Air Services) - www.channel-express.co.uk
China Logistics Solution - www.chinalogistics.com.hk
China Oriental Express - www.oesnetwork.com
Chronopost International Denmark - www.chronopost.com
CIA London - www.cia-london.com
CIC Worldwide - www.aramex.com or www.cicworldwide.co.uk
Circle Cargo - www.skybox.net or www.skynet.net
Citipak Worldwide Express - www.citipak.co.uk
Citipost Europe - www.citipost.com
CitiSerV Express - www.citiserv.net or www.express.kz
City Air Express - www.cityairexpress.com
City Courier Service - www.citycourierservice.com
City-Link Express (S) - www.citylinkexpress.com
City-Link International Courier - www.citylinkexpress.com
Citylink Courier Nigeria - www.citylinkcourier.com
CitySprint - www.citysprint.co.uk
CJI Express - www.cjiexpress.com
Classic Couriers - www.classiccouriers.com
CNI - Express - www.cni-express.de
Coast2Coast Couriers - www.coast2coastcouriers.co.uk
Commercial Cargo Carriers - www.commercialcargocarriers.com
Compass Global (HK) - www.compass-global.com.cn
Consulate Cargo International - www.consulatecargo.com
Continental Air Express - www.continentalgroup.com
Continental Express Corp. - www.continentalxpress.com
Corner Garage Group - www.cornergaragegroup.com
Corporate Express Couriers - www.petersandmay.com
Cosell Interair - www.cosell.co.uk
Countrywide Express - www.countrywidexpress.com
Courier Exchange - www.courierexchange.co.uk
Courier Network - www.couriernetwork.com
Courier Network - www.couriernetwork.co.il
Courier Plus - www.cplusdelivery.com
Creative Air Express - www.creativeairexpress.com
Crisis Couriers - www.crisis.com.au
Crisis Worldwide - www.crisisworldwide.com
Critical Choice Expedited Services - www.criticalchoice.ca
Critical Courier Solutions - www.criticalcourier.com or www.criticaldocs.com
Cross Couriers & Dispatch Services - www.iancrosscouriers.com
CSAD as - www.hod.czn.cz/csad
CTDS - Air Delivery - www.ctdsairfreight.com
CTSI Logistics - www.ctsi-logistics.com .

D & D Express - www.dnd-express.bg
DAI Express Couriers - www.dai.be
Daily Express International - dexbru.wqxs.com
Danzas ASG Special Transport - www.asgems.com
Dart Logistics - www.dartairservices.com
DCS Worldwide Express - www.dcsww.com
Debeaux Transit - www.debeaux.com
Deliveries Agency International - www.dai.be
Delta Freight Systems - www.deltabd.com
Deltamax Cargo - www.deltamax.de
Derby Express Couriers - www.derby-exp.co.uk
Despred plc, Airfreight Division - www.despred.com
DHC Courier & More - www.dhc-courier.com
DHL - www.dhl.co.ke or www.dhl.com
DHL (Cyprus) - www.dhl.com
DHL Czech Republic - www..dhl.cz
DHL Dominicana - www.dhl.com
DHL Egypt - www.dhlegypt.com
DHL Express - www.dhl.ie
DHL Internacional - www.dhl.com.ar
DHL International NV - www.dhl.co.be
DHL International (NZ) - www.dhl.co.nz
DHL International (Aust) - www.dhl.com
DHL International - www.dhl.com.ec or www.dhl.si
DHL International (Fiji) - www.dhl.com
DHL Japan - www.dhl.com
DHL (Macau) Transportes - www.dhl.com.hk
DHL Same Day/Sky Courier - www.dhlsameday.com
DHL Worldwide Express - www.dhl.com
DHL Worldwide Express - www.dhl.com
DHL Worldwide Network - www.dhl.com
Direct Link Worldwide NV - www.directlink.com
DM Express, div Air Cargo - www.dmexpress.cz
Document Parcel Express - www.dpex.com
DPD Express International Courier Service - www.dpdexp.com
DPE International - www.dpe.co.za
Dpex Worldwide Express - www.dpex.com
Dreamco Express Pakistan - www.dreamcoexpress.com or www.dreamcoexpress.com.pk
DTDC Worldwide Express - www.dtdc.biz
DXL Parcels - www.dxlparcels.co.uk
Dynamex Canada - www.dynamex.com
Dynatrans Inc. - www.dynatrans.ca .

E.A.S.I. East European Central - www.easi.cz
E-Luggage.com - www.e-luggage.com
Eastern Air Couriers - www.eacny.com
Easy Post Courier Services - www.easypostbd.com
EGL Circle Freight International CR s r o - www.eaglegl.com
Egyptian Express - www.menow.com
Eitong Air Express (ETS) - www.etsstar.com
Elex Logistics - www.exelogistics.com
Elite Express Courier & Cargo - www.elitexpress.com
Emdipa - www.emdipa.com
EMS Cargo - www.ems-cargo.com
EMS-Taxipost - www.emstaxipost.be
EMS Uzbekistan - www.emsuzbekistan.uz
Enemex - www.enemex.co.uk
ESI Courier (HK) - www.esicourier.com
Esprit Europe - www.espriteurope.co.uk
Esprit International Press & Courier - www.esprit.ru
Eurasia International Worldwide - www.eurasia-tr.com
Euro Express - www.euro.com.tw
European Economic Connexion - www.europeanworldwide.com
European Express Carriers - www.europeanexpresscarriersltd.co.uk
Everytime Couriers - www.everytimecouriers.co.uk
Excel Air Cargo - www.excelaircargo.com
Excelsior Express - www.excelsior-express.com or www.excelsior-express.net
Expedite Cargo by Air of Puerto Rico - www.sunairexpedite.com
Expedite Plus - www.expediteplus.com
Expert Air Limited - www.expertair.com
Express Cargo - www.expresskargo.com
Express Cargo System - www.rgroup-intl.com
Express Global - www.egipakistan.com
Express Global Logistics - 222.expressgl.com
Express International Logistics - www.xprs.co.nz
Express Systems International - www.express-systems-intl.com
Expressair Sameday - www.expressairweb.net
Expressit Logistics Worldwide - www.expressitnet.com
Expressworld Couriers - www.expressworld.nl .

Fairgate bvba - www.fairgate.be
Falcon Aviation Services - www.falcongroup.bz
Farnair Switzerland - www.farnair.com
Fastlink International - www.fastlink.ie
FB Canada Express - www.fbexpress.com
FDS Worldwide Express - www.fdsworldwide.com
Federal Express - www.fedex.com
Federal Express Canada - www.fedex.com
Federal Express Corp - www.fedex.com
Federal Express European Services - www.fedex.com
FedEx - www.fedex.com/qa
FedEx Egypt Express, Licensee Of FedEx Corp - www.fedex.com
Fenix Transfer - www.fenixtransfer.com
FFM Humbair - www.ffmhumbair.com
FGX - www.firstglobalxpress.com
Fillarilahetit K & V - www.fillarilahetit.com
First Africa Xpress - faxlhr.wqxs.com
First Class Courier Service - www.conair.co.th
First Courier - www.f-courier.co.jp
First Flight (Europe) - www.firstflight.net
First Flight (USA) - www.firstflightusa.com
First Flight(s) - www.firstflight.com.sg
First Imperial Cargo - www.firstimperialcargo.com
First International Courier - www.internationalcourier.com
Flight Express - www.flightexpress.gr
Flight Logistics Group - www.fcww.com
Fourdale Export Services - www.fourdale.com
Fracht Australia - www.fracht.com.au
Franedg Aduanas - es.geocities.com/franedgaduanas/franedgaduanas.html
FTF Worldwide Express - www.ftf.com.tr .

GAL Express - www.galintas.com
Gazelle Express Services & Freight Forwarders - www.gazelle-express.com or www.gazelle.com.mt
GDSK & - www.gdsk.de
General Express - www.general-express.com
General Logistics Systems Finland - www.gls-finland.com
General Logistics Systems Germany & OHG - www.gls-germany.com
Geopost UK - www.interlinkexpress.com or www.parceline.com
GKS Courier & Transport Services - www.gks-scs.co.uk
Global Express - www.expressglobal.co.uk or www.globalexpress.com
Global Express Systems - www.globalxps.com
Global Express Worldwide - www.globalexq8.com
Global Network Logistics - www.gnl.hk
Global Sky Express Log & - www.dachser.com
Global Unlimited, - www.global-unlimited.net
Globeflight Worldwide Express (UK) - www.globeflight-uk.com
Globeflight Worldwide Express South Africa - www.globeflight.co.za
Globelink Express - www.aircat.com.bn
Globex Intl Express Courier & Cargo - www.9globex.org or www.globex.com
GO Courier - Swisspost Milan - www.gocourier.it
GO! General Overnight Switzerland - www.general-overnight.ch/ch/home.cfm
Golden Birds Bangladesh - www.golden-birdsbd.com
Golden Freight - www.goldenfreight.com
Goodway Cargo Transportes Internacionais - www.goodway.com.br
Greek Air Cargo - www.gac.gr
Greyhound Express & Cargo Services - www.greyhoundindia.com
Group Transport Manager Intl - www.transportmanager.fr
GT Couriers (UK) - www.gtcouriers.co.uk
Guangzhou Courier Service Company - www.gzems.com
Guangzhou Xingguangkuaidi Conveyance - www.cec2000.com.cn
Gulf Agency (Oman) - www.gacworld.com
Gulf Agency Qatar - www.gacworld.com
Gurnak Lojystyk Ltd. - www.gurnak.com .

Hangzhou Jiacheng Transportation (Express) - www.jcex.com
Hathaway Couriers - www.hathawaycouriers.co.uk
Hays DX International - www.hayesdx.co.uk
Hazmat Logistics - www.hazmatlogistics.co.uk
Heavyweight Air Express - www.heavy-weight.com
Helsinki - Vantaa Freight Watchers - www.freightwatchers.cc
Hex Courier - www.hexcargo.com or www.hexcourier.com
Hex International - www.hexcourier.com
Hi-Speed Freight Service - www.hi-speedfreight.com
The Hong Kong Delivery Company - www.royaleasia.com
Hot Express - www.hellmann.co.za
HOT Holfeld WCA - www.hot-holfeld.de
HST-Logistics Nederland - www.hst-logistics.nl
Hubnet Express - www.hub-net.co.jp or www.hubnetexpress.com
Hustler International Transport - www.hustlerintertrans.com .

I-Gistix - www.i-gistix.nl
I-Gistix - www.i-gistix.com or www.i-gistix.de
Ian Cross Courier & Despatch Services - www.iancrosscouriers.co.uk
IFS Courier Express - www.ifsgroup.com
Impulse International Courier - www.impulsecourier.co.uk
In Time Kuriersysteme & Speditions - www.in-time-courier.com
In Time Movements - www.intimemovements.co.uk
Independent Wholesale Express - www.indy.co.uk
Independent Wholesale Express Denmark - www.indychp.com
Indo China Express Couriers - www.indochinaexpress.com
Instant Courier - www.instantcourierservice.com
INT Express - www.intexpress.com
Inter Company Despatch - www.intercompanydespatch.co.uk
Inter Continent Couriers (ICC) - icc-couriers.co.uk
Inter-Sped - www.insped.co.za
Interdean Hellas - www.interdean.gr
International Bonded Couriers - www.ibcinc.com or www.ibcpac.com
Intl Bonded Couriers - www.sprint.ky
International Bonded Couriers - www.uk.ibcinc.com
International Bridge - www.intlbridge.com
International Clinical Express - www.clinicalexpress.net
International Courier Network - www.icnships.com
International Express - www.intlexp.com
International Forwarding - www.internationalforwarding.co.uk
International Parcel Express UK - www.ipexuk.com
InXpress - www.inxpress.co.za
ISH Nocni Express - www.ish.cz
Italex - italhr.wqxs.com
Italexpress (Belgium) Sprl/Bvba - www.wqxs.com
ITD Logistics - www.itdlogistics.co.uk
ITS - International Transport Solutions - www.its-ship.com .

J & S International (HK) - www.usexpress.com.hk
J & B Express - www.bridgesww.com
Jaroslav Jabor, Autosped Jabor a Syn - www.autosped.cz
J&D Express - www.jdexpress.com
Jensen Shipping - www.seagatesteamship.com
JNE Netherlands - www.flyjne.com
JNE Singapore (Pte) - www.jnesin.com .

Kanga Services - kangaservices.gr
Kangaroo International Express - www.superoo.com
Kanoo Rapid Transit - www.kanoogroup.com
Key Mail Canada - www.key-mail.com
Kingkwik Couriers - www.kingkwikcouriers.co.uk
Kintetsu World Express, - www.kwe.com
KOBEX International Worldwide Express - www.kobex.com.tr .

Laser Line Logistics - www.laserlinelogistics.com
Leg Seek.com - www.legseek.com
Life Express Service GmbH - www.barara.net
Life Express Service - www.ledl.de
Lifeline Critical Logistics - www.lifelinelogistics.com
LightSpeed Express Company - www.lse.com.hk
Linehaul Express (LINEX) - www.linexsolutions.com
Linehaul Express (HK) - www.linexsolutions.com
Linehaul Express - www.linexsolutions.com
Linehaul Express (Thailand) Col - www.linexsolutions.com
Linex Solutions - www.lentongrp.com
London Xpress Logistics - www.elitexpress.com
Londonexecutive International - www.londonexec.com
Bob Lynch Trucking, Shipping, Moving & Storage - www.boblynchmovers.com .

M&M Fortransas BI UAB - www.llcnet.com or www.mumnet.lt
MCS Courier Services - www.mcscourier.co.uk
Mail Boxes Etc - www.mbesoho.co.uk
Mail Options - www.mailoptions.co.uk
Mail Resource - www.mailresource.co.uk
MAKSI Air & Sea - maksi.no
Manx Independent Couriers - www.mic.co.im
Marken - www.marken.com
Marken Time Critical Express - www.marken.com
Master Air Express - www.masterairexpress.com
Masterlink Express - www.masterlink.com.pl
May Courier Intl - www.maycourier.com
May Courier International - www.maydh.com
Mayer & Resl Speditions GesmbH - www.lcl.at
Medair Time Critical Express - www.medair.ca
Media Freight Services - www.mediafreight.com
Menlo Worldwide Forwarding Czech Republic - www.menloworldwide.com
Mercury Despatch - www.mercurydespatch.co.uk
The Messengers International - www.themessengers.ca
MetEx Worldwide Express - www.citicargo.com
Metro Courier Express - www.metrocourierexpress.com
Metro Express Courier Services - www.metroexpress.itgo.com
Mex Logistics - www.mexuae.com
MIDEX - midex.tunisiaplanet.tn or www.midex.fr or www.midexintl.com
Midland Express deliveries - www.diamond-express-midlnads.co.uk
Midnite Express International Couriers - www.mnx.com
Miles Express Cargo Systems - www.milesexp.com
Miracle International - www.internationalcourier.co.uk
MIT Express - www.mitexpress.com
MNG Kargo - www.mngkargo.com.tr
MPC Logistics - mpclogistics.com
Mr Van - www.mrvan.biz
MRW Couriers - www.mrw.gi
MSG Spedition - www.msgspedition.com
MTM Express - mtmexpress.com or www.mtmexpress.net
Multi Freight Services - www.multifreight.co.za
Murphy International World Carriers Overseas - www.murphyship.com .

National Air Cargo - (Deutschland) - www.nationalaircargo.com
National Air Cargo, - www.nationalaircargo.com
National Air Cargo - Japan - www.nationalaircargo.com
National Air Cargo - Malaysia Bnd - www.nationalaircargo.com
Network Intl Courier Services - www.networkcourier.com.sg
New Life Removals - www.newliferemovals.co.uk
New Wave Courier and Logistics - www.newwavecourier.com
Nex Worldwide Express - www.nexworldwide.com
Nextjet - www.nextjet.com
Nieten Int Spedition ks - www.nieten.cz
Nightspeed Services - www.nightspeed.com .

Ocean World Lines (UK) - www.owle.de
OCS (Australia) - www.ocsaustralia.com.au
OCS Europe - www.ocscourier.com
OCS Express Freight & Logistics - www.ocs.ca
OCS India Pvt td - www.ocs-india.com
OCS Worldwide - www.ocsworldwide.co.uk
Offshore Iberian Express - www.offshore-ci.com
Om Logistics - www.omlogistics.co.in
Omnipresent - www.world-wide.couriers.co.uk
On The Go Cargo - www.otgcargo.com
One World Express - www.oneworldexpress.com
Ontime Courier - www.ontimecourier.com
Oqab - www.oqablimited.com
ORBIT Forwarding - www.orbitforwarding.co.nz
Orient Express - www.orientcargo.com
OTEC CR - www.otec.cz
Overbruck Spedition GmbH - www.overbruck.cz
Overnite Express - www.overnitenet.com
Overseas Courier Service India - www.ocs-india.com
Overseas Courier Service - www.ocscourier.com
Overseas Courier Service India - www.ocstracking.com .

Pacific Sun Trans (P.S. Trans) - www.pstrans.net
Pakair Cargo Specialists - www.pakair.com.au
Panda Kargo SIA - www.panda.lv
Parcelex - www.parcelex.com
Parceline - www.parceline.co.uk
Parcels & Documents Handling Service - www.pdhscourier.com/squirrelmail
Parcels Express International - www.parcelsexpresslc.com
Paris France Porteur - www.pes-be.com
Patel On-Board Couriers - www.patel-india.com
PCA Cargo - www.pcacargo.com
PDP Courier Services - www.pdpcouriers.com
Pegasus Courier srl - www.pegasus.ro
Pegasus Couriers - pegasus-couriers.com
Pel-Air Aviation - pelair.com.au
Pewkee Trans Worldwdie Express - www.pewkee.com
Photobition Bonded Services - www.ftsbonded.com
Pinpoint Logistics - www.pinpointlogistics.co.uk
Pioneer Courier Service - www.pioneercourier.net
Pitt Express Deliveries - www.pittexpress.com
Plane Cargo - www.planecargo.com
Planet Couriers - www.planetcouriers.com
PLM China - www.plmgi.com
Pole to Pole Worldwide - www.poletopoleww.com
Pony Express - www.usepony.com
Pony Express (Malta) - www.ponymalta.com
PPL Professional Parcel Logistic - www.ppl.cz
Prefer Express - www.pexcourier.com
Premier Worldwide Express - www.premierworldwide.com
Primac International Courier - www.primac.com
Primac International Courier - www.primac.com
Primex Courier - www.prime-g.com
Prioritex - www.prioritex.com
Priority Airfreight - www.priority-airfreight.com
Priority Courier Services - www.prioritycouriers.co.uk
Priority Freight - www.priorityfreight.co.uk
Priority Parcels - www.priorityparcels.com
PROcourier - www.procourier.co.uk
Prodex Worldwide Express - www.partnair.fr
PTS Worldwide Express - www.ptsexpress.com
PTS Worldwide - www.ptsexpress.de
Purolator Courier (Canada) - www.purolator.com
PWC Logistics Bahrain - www.pwclogistics.com .

QCN Express Worldwide - www.qcnexpress.com
Qingdao Flying Express Intl Transportation - www.china-fe.com
QP Air Courier - Quality Plus Air Courier - www.qpair.com.br
Quan Yi Kuai Di - www.apex100.com
Quick International Courier - www.quickintl.com
Quickshift UK - www.quickshift-couriers.com
Quima Odyssey International - www.odyssey.be .

Raffo - www.raffo.com.pl
Rainbow Logistics - www.rainbowlogistics.co.uk
Rapid Air Express Courier - www.rapid-air.ca
Rattakuller - www.rattakuller.ee
Ravi Plus Spol - www.petyrek.com
Rayyan Aviation Services - www.786ras.com
Red Star Express - www.redstarexpress-ng.com
Redcoat Express - www.kamino.com
Reel Worldwide Express - www.reelworldwide.com
Reliable International (Pvt) - www.reliablexpress.netfirms.com
Retail Parcel Express (RPX) - www.rpxonline.com
RGW Express Spol - www.rgw-express.cz
RGW Express - www.rgw-express.hu
River International Forwarding - www.rifl.ie
RK International Courier & Cargo - www.rk.reddiefmail.com
Road Runner Courier Company - www.justbeepme.com
Roadwest Parcel Distribution - www.roadwest.co.nz
Roberts Europe - www.robertseurope.com
RollingCars.Com - www.rollingcars.com
Romeike Media Intelligence - www.romeike.com
Rowing Mail & Courier - www.rowing.com.ar/postal/index2/htm
Royale International Couriers - www.royale.co.uk
Royale Research (CMS) - www.cmsnetwork.com
RPX - www.rpxonline.com
RSE International - www.rselhr.wqxs.com
Rutges Cargo bv - www.rutges.com .

Same-day Dispatch Services - www.samedaydispatch.uk.com
SameDayUsa.com - www.samedayusa.com
SCA Cargo Systems - www.spcargroup.com
SCS Express International - www.scsexpress.com
SCW (IOM) - www.speedcourier.co.im
Sea Master Shipping - www.seamastergroup.com
Seabourne Express Courier - www.seabourne-express.com
Securicor Omega EuroExpress - www.securicor.com
Seur Internacional - www.seurinternacional.com
SHA E&T WAKO Express - www.shawako.com
Shanghai Compass Global Freight - www.compass-global.com.cn
Shipwire.com - www.shipwire.com
Simply Couriers - www.simplycouriers.co.uk
Sky Express International - www.skyexpress.com.au
Sky International Express Sweden - www.skyinternational.se
Sky Speed Express - www.speedexcourier.com
Skycom Egypt SAE - www.skycomex.com
Skycom Express LLC - www.skycomex.com
Skynet - www.skynet.com.lb
Skynet World Wide Express - www.barara.net
Skynet Worldwide Express - www.skycom2000.com or www.skynet-hub-dxb.com or www.skynet.es or www.skynet.net
SkyNet Worldwide Express - www.skynet.nl
Skynet Worldwide Express - www.skynet.pt or www.skynetbd.com or www.skynetexpress.com or www.skynetindia.com or www.skynetworldwide.com or www.skynetworldwideexpress.com or www.skynetwwe.com
SMA Worldwide - www.smaworldwide.com
Smart Express - wwwsmartexpressindia.com
SMP Couriers - www.smp-couriers.co.uk
Sodexi - Air France Express - www.sodexi.fr
Sofex - www.sofex-logistics.com
South African Courier Systems - www.sacslhr.com
southampton-couriers.co.uk - www.southampton-couriers.co.uk
Sovereign Speed International Linehaul - www.sovereignspeed.com
Spanish Courier - www.spanishcourier.com
Spatial Air Brokers & Forwarders - www.the-spatial-group.com
The Special Carrier - www.specialcarrier.com
Special Dispatch of Indiana - www.specialdispatchinc.com
Special Express Couriers - www.specialexpress.de
Specialist Air Express - www.specialistair.co.uk
Speed Air - www.speedair.gr
Speed Parcel Service - www.speed.com.tr
Speed Services - www.speed.co.uk
Speed Worldwide Express - www.speed-wex.com
SpeedEx - www.abclogistic.com
Speedlink International - www.speedlink.ie
Speedlink Worldwide Express - www.speedlink.nl
Speka - www.speka.cz
Sprint International Express - www.sprintexpress.co.uk
Sprint Intl Express - www.sprintintl.com
SPS Speed Parcel Service - www.speed.com.tr
Sterling Courier Systems - www.qintl.com
Subtropic Courier Express - www.subtropicweb.com
Sun Air Expedite - www.sunairexpedite.com
Sunrise Express - www.sunrisecouriers.com
Suntika Couriers - www.suntikacourier.com
Supaswift Express - www.supaswift.com
Superior Logistics - www.superiorlogistics.co.uk
Sureline Express Services - www.surelineexpress.com
Sureway Worldwide - www.sureway.net
Swiss Post International - www.swisspost.ch
Swiss Post International (UK) - www.swisspost.com
Swiss Post International Netherlands - www.swisspost.nl .

Target Worldwide Express - www.targetworldwide.co.uk
TAS EXPRESS Direct Worldwide - www.tas-express.com
Team Air Express - www.teamair.co.uk
Team Global - www.teamdeliver.com
Team United Express - www.teamunited.net
Teen Trans RO - www.teentrans.ro
TexEx Courier & Messenger - www.texexcourier.com
The Courier Link - www.thecourierlink.co.za
Time Definite Express - www.tdexpress.biz
Time Express (Ireland) - www.timeexpress.coom
Time Express - www.timexpress.com
Time Express Swiss Couriers - www.timexswiss.com
time:matters - A company of Lufthansa Cargo - www.time-matters.com
Tip-Top Courier - www.courier.bg
TIR International Freight Forwarders - www.tir.com.mk
TNT - www.tnt.com
TNT Egypt - www.tnt.com
TNT Express - www.tnt.com
TNT Express Worldwide - www.acecargo.lk
TNT Express Worldwide (B) - www.btfwdg.com
TNT Express Worldwide Spol - www.tnt.co/cz
TNT Express Worldwide - www.tnt.com,
TNT Bulgaria - www.tnt.com/bg
TNT Global Express, Logistics & Mail - www.tnt.intnet.mu
TNT International Express - www.tnt.com
TNT International Express/TNT Post Group - www.tntpost-group.com
TNT Korea - www.tnt.com
TNT-Vietrans Express Worldwide (Vietnam) - www.tnt.com
Total Express SA - www.totalexpress.com.br
Total Freight Management - www.tfm-ch.com
Trans Africa Express - www.transafrica.com
Trans Air Express - www.transairexpress.com
Trans-Iberica (UK) - trilhr.wqxs.com
Transfer 2000 Worldwide Express - www.transfer2000.co.uk
Transglobal Express - www.transglobalexpress.co.uk
Transmal International - www.transmaldives.com
Transport Manager - www.transportmanager.fr
Transterminal SIA - www.mumnet.com
Triton Logistics - www.tritonmalta.com
TRM Xpress - www.trmxpress.com
Truong Giang Freight - www.tng-freight.com
TS Couriers - www.tslogisitics.gi
Tucson-Mexico Express - www.tucsonmexicoexpress.com .

UAB Sprekos Spauda - www.nkt.lt
UAC - uac-usa.com
UAC NZ - www.uac.co.nz
UCS - Universal Courier Service Turkey - www.ucscourier.com
ULTRAMARINE Cargo Services - www.ultramarinebd.com
Uneek Freight Services - www.uneekfreight.com
Uni-Trans Express Worldwide - www.trmgroup.com
Unimasters Air - www.unimasters.com
PT Uniqpak Sarana Antaran - www.uniqpak.co.id
Unique Air Express - www.uniqueairexpress.com
United Air Express International Courier - www.uaecourier.com
United Business Xpress - www.ubx.com
United Worldwide Couriers - www.unitedcouriers.biz
Universal Air Couriers - www.uacl.co.uk
Universal Express - www.ariane.sdv.com
Universal Express International & homeshipping.com - www.homeshipping.com
Universal Express Wholesale Couriers - www.universalexpress.ae
Universal Freight Systems - www.ufs.com.pk
UPS - www.ups.com
UPS - United Parcel Service - www.ups.com
UPS Air Couriers of America - www.ups.com
UPS (RUS) - www.ups.com
UPS Supply Chain Solutions - www.fritz.com
UPS - United Parcel Service - www.ups.com
Usaha Express Trans Universal - www.usahaexpress.com .

V Express Couriers - www.vexpresscouriers.co.uk
Varova - www.varova.fi
VCL Expre-Logistix (Thailand) - www.vclexpress.com
Velocity Express Courier #007 - www.livelogcity.com/users/courier007/357.html
Vermont Courier - www.vermontcourier.com
Vex Wholesale Express - www.acpww.com or www.dynatrans.com.hk
Vietfracht Transport & Chartering Corp - www.vietfracht.com.vn
AS Vim Agentuur - www.vim.ee
SIA VIM Agentuur - www.vim-agency.net
Vogel Transport - www.vogel-brasil.com.br
Voss International NV - www.voss-internationalnv.com
VS Network Courier Services (Pvt) - www.networkcourier.com.sg/t&t.htm .

Wadoye-CK Cargo - www.wadoye.com
Wadoye Express - www.wadoye.com
Wahana Courier & Air Cargo Specialist - www.wahana.com
Walker Logistics - www.walkerlogistics.co.nz
Walsh Freight Services - www.walshfreight.com
WCI Courier (Pvt) - www.wcicourier.com
Webfreight(Mtius) - www.skynetwwe.com
Weltime Global Logistics - www.weltime.com
West Fargo - www.westfargo.es
Weston Air International - www.westonair.com
WestPost - www.westpost.ru
Wheels Couriers (Dublin) - www.wheelscouriers.ie
Wholesale Express Specialist - www.cbs.co.id
Williams Express - www.williamsexpress.co.uk
Williams & Gosling - www.wgfiji.com.fj
Win-Win Air Express - www.hexcargo.com
Woodland Express - www.woodexp.com
World Class Logistics (HK) - www.worldclasslogistics.co.uk
World Courier Belgium - worldcourier.com or www.worldcourier.be
World Courier Express & Logistics - www.worldcourier-express.com
World Courier (UK) - www.worldcourier.com
World Xpress - www.worldxpress.co.uk
Worldnet International - www.worldnet-intl.com
Worldwide Express - www.wwexp.co.uk
Worldwide Logistics Systems - www.wls.com.sa
WT Air Couriers - www.wtair.com .

XP Worldwide Express - www.xpcourier.com
Xpress Global Systems - A US Xpress Enterprises Company - www.xpressglobal.com
Xpress International Couriers - www.xpress-couriers.com
Xpress-it Logistics - www.xpressitlogistics.co.uk
Xpress Partners - www.xprlos.wqxs.com
Xpress World - www.xpress-world.com
Xps Worldwide Express Parcel Service - www.xpsworldwide.com .

Yourway Transport - www.yourwaytransport.com .

Zagross Pake - www.zagross.com
Zebra Cargo - www.zebra.lv
Zhenjie(mex) Wholesale Courier Express - www.zj-express.com
Ziegler Express - www.zieglergroup.com
Zoom Freight - www.zoom-freight.com
Zovnish Courier Service - www.aircargo.com.ua
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frankiee asked on 08/20/05 - Temperary internet file size and saving offline

I have been saving favorites off line so that I have info in my computer when I go on ship for 3.5 months.
I discovered as I save more that info that I saved ealier was not there anymore in off line mode.
I went to the temperary internet files and I had it turned it down to 80 Meg
I turned it up now. Will I now be able to save more of the info I want without it erasing?
Thanks

Geraldask answered on 08/20/05:

good luck on the trip. The only thing that I would add is load up your computer with all the data you want to study when you have no connection. Be sure to rename any sites to a name you will understand latter so you will not be overwhelmed. Also use folders to keep catiagories together liks cars, science,computers, etc. then store those sites into the correct folder, but last but not leasted BE SURE TO MAKE A BACKUP of the favorites file before you loose connection and see if you can restore it. I would be a shame to be 2 weeks out and have to restore the system from a format...you would loose everything.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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kkemper asked on 08/12/05 - sound card

how do I decide where the sound card goes in
a server--by dell. I had one installed and
one trouble shooting program says it is there
and another says it is not.

I don't hear anything and I want to

Geraldask answered on 08/16/05:

just because the sound is not found makes it bad. That is a completly different issue. Try the card in another computer. Be sure you go to device manager to remove it before you shut down and remove it. from system. Restart without card. Shut down put in card. reboot with card to see if computer finds it. You may have to make adjustments inBIOS also.

Geraldask

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superqaz asked on 08/12/05 - RETRICTIONS in effect on this computer see administrater

hi

i cant delete history or use any options in the menue in IE browser due to error msg: RETRICTIONS in effect on this pc see administrater

i am the administrater
useing xp pro

thanks mark

Geraldask answered on 08/13/05:

Dear Super,
i know how tweaking goes sometimes. Right now my task bar is locked and in all plases to change are grayed out. Anyway if clearing files anr important to you ae thy are to me ...Try system restore far back as possible that will fix the problem if the change was made after. If not and you have XP you can reinstall xp without format and that will probably fix it .If not backup and format.

Hope this helps.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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kkemper asked on 08/12/05 - sound card

how do I decide where the sound card goes in
a server--by dell. I had one installed and
one trouble shooting program says it is there
and another says it is not.

I don't hear anything and I want to

Geraldask answered on 08/13/05:

kkemper,

Well I have a sound card in my server and I had a problem with it haveing back grounp noise, the solution move it to another slot. this may be a solution to your problem. It is the correct way to move the card. In device manager remove the card THEN shut down the system /remove the card/move to a new slot/make sure card is seatted/power up system/let windows find the hardward...

as far as the software sometimes you have it ready on th HD before install sometime after.

Berst to you today.

Geraldask

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Ggillcom asked on 08/12/05 - motherboard front panel connection

I recently bought a motherboard that has a 2-pin header to connect the POWER LED to the front panel. But my case has a 3-pin lead. The header on the motherboard has 4 pins: 2 for the POWER LED and 2 for the POWER SWITCH.Can I split my lead in two so I can make the connection.(Motherboard: Jetway PM9MS).


Jerry Gilles

Geraldask answered on 08/13/05:

What you want to do is trace out all the pin connectors on paper then check on case (some time values are there) if not check with manufacture to get your + & - values. I sure volts are 3 but you need to know for sure whats comming of of the mojo. But YES you can split this circuit with no problem. The sucessful way to do it do a little homework rether than blowing up the system.

Best to you today.

Geraldask

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superqaz asked on 08/12/05 - mp9 volume

i haVE ALWAY FOUIND THERES NOT ENOUGH VOLUME IN MEDIA PLAYER 9,ESPECIALLY PLAYING RADIO STREAMS. HAVE CHECKED ALL CONTROLS AND SPEAKERS.
BETTER VOLUME IS HAD FROM OTHER PLAYERS.

THANKS MARK

Geraldask answered on 08/12/05:

mp3,

One way to solve your problem is to get an amp. with more watts. I use mp9 radio and to get the station I wanted and good performance that we the way I went.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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gregory15 asked on 08/10/05 - Administrator in Windows XP

I run Windows XP and am trying to use a CD-RW disc as a back up.I have put the files I want to back up on the disk but I am unable to update them as Windows tell me I am not allowed to do this and I have to ask the Administraor permission.How do I do this.I use Nero 6

Geraldask answered on 08/10/05:

gregory 15,
You must use Nero 6 full verison (not express). You much see erass disk. This is where you can format you disk and like Scott said you must format before it will work.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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kaf5731 asked on 07/31/05 - Deleting Files

I must send my laptop out for service. Is there a way to "clean" files better than simply deleting them?

Geraldask answered on 08/02/05:

kaf5731 Hello,
If you save off your data this would be an excellent time. I don't know what service you are haveing done but manny times as part of the service the repair canter wants to restore the computer to it's orginial state, it not you can do it by a format and install from ths start. It is good for any system to have this done every year,

Geraldask

Question/Answer
kaf5731 asked on 07/31/05 - Deleting Files

I must send my laptop out for service. Is there a way to "clean" files better than simply deleting them?

Geraldask answered on 08/02/05:

kaf5731 Hello,
If you save off your data this would be an excellent time. I don't know what service you are haveing done but manny times as part of the service the repair canter wants to restore the computer to it's orginial state, it not you can do it by a format and install from ths start. It is good for any system to have this done every year,

Geraldask

Question/Answer
gtoman asked on 07/22/05 - new email account problems

we have XP Home edition. my wife tried to set up her new email accounts in both Incredimail and Microsoft Outlook. she went thru setup in both programs. she typed her new user name and password into the boxes and did the whole setup proceedure in each program and the"Congradulations! message comes up in Incredimail, "your new account is setup!" and when she trys to check for new mail the same error message pops up in either of them:
Server Details -ERR box locked
why does this msg appear in both programs and how can it be fixed so she can use either one or even just one of the 2 programs?
Thanks,Jim

Geraldask answered on 07/30/05:

gtoman, No one has shot my head off yet because of my stance so let me say this about Incredimail. It does have problems with opening you up foe spyware and adaware. With the way things are online I would suggest giving up some of the fun for security.

The very best to you each morning,

geraldask

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TEENAS asked on 07/14/05 - SOFTWARE CATEGORIES

What two categories would a user require on there system for optimal performance and useage of a scanner?

Teenas

Geraldask answered on 07/15/05:

Just to add too the answers in usuing the google search be specific on the scanner model... Most units vary from model to model. Try to find a model that will match you hardware you can spen a lot of mony upgrading the operation or processor. Usuall a memory upgrade is OK.

Best to yor today,

Geraldask

Question/Answer
Skyeee asked on 07/13/05 - Files from cd to my pictures

Hi! I just did a complete system recovery on my comp. before I did it, I put all my sig tags on cds. How do I put them back on my comp in (My Pictures)from the CD?? Thank You.

Geraldask answered on 07/14/05:

skyeee, A fast way to do that is to goto start my pictures/open /"make it samll 2" x 2" and drag it to the right of screen . Then goto my computer/open the drive number where the data is with a right ckick/choose explore. Then switch view to detail. Hold down the shift key and left Click the first picture move to the end. Right click and choose copy. Then move cusor to the My pictures folder and right click and chooser move here. And sit back and enjoy.


Hope it works

Best to you each morning...

Geraldask

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gregory15 asked on 06/29/05 - Shutting down Windows

I am having trouble shutting down my computer.It can take three attempts to do this.I get the screen when it should show it is now safe to turn off your computer but nothing happens and I have to reboot and keep trying until it shuts down(usually on the third attempt).Anyone have any ideas how to solve this problem

Geraldask answered on 07/13/05:

, first look at your systems connections and try and do a scandisk. A hang on a shutdown is not uncommon in any Win operating system... even my XP Pro did it.

Make sure you don't have any bad connections, check windows update for any new patches, do a scandisk and fix any errors, do a defrag... and if none of that works come back and then we'll take a closer look.


You may find there are settings in the BIOS that would change the way the computer shuts down. Before touching Bios check your motherboard manual for instructions.Are you installing this on an ATX or AT computer? If it's an AT computer, than the computer won't shut down, just windows, you'll have to manually turn your computer off. (like in the days of windows 95)
I love ME all OP's have their shair of problems. It's not XP but better than 98se. Also did you use an upgrade cd or system cde.

Geraldask

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curiousz asked on 07/06/05 - Computer refuses to shut off!

Anyone had a problem where a pc doesnt shut down, but just reboots instead? ie, u select "Shut down" in XP home, and then everything closes, and then the computer auto reboots and starts windows again... so basically i have ot shut down manually with the power switch all the time, very annoying...

Geraldask answered on 07/13/05:

Cuz, My best answer is to do a non distructive system restore it is done by tapping the f10 key as machine boots then just follow menu.

This will fix everything in the system and leave you data alone.

Geraldask

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richturner asked on 07/10/05 - Explorer launches automatically

Scott:

Just today, I've had a problem with IE 6. When I boot up my computer (either a restart or a fresh start), I get my desktop for a couple of seconds and then Explorer launches itself automatically. I'm on cable, so I'm always connected, but I have no idea why Explorer has suddenly decided to do this. All I have to do is close it, but I don't understand why it's launching on start-up. I checked the start-up folder, and IE isn't in there. Any idea why it's launching itself? -- Rich

Geraldask answered on 07/12/05:

You should run those programs 3 times both in normal and safe mode. That will zap them for sure.

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 07/11/05 - ZipGenius

I've heard of this to be a very good zip-unzip FREE program.It specifies it's use is for Windows Explorer. Will it also work with Firefox which is my default browser. If not, what other zip-unzip program would you recommend for Firefox, preferrably a FREE one.
thanks,Jim

Geraldask answered on 07/12/05:

I would go with winzip .. It is the most popular and is thwe best supported program hands down.

Hope this helps

Geraldask

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Richelle asked on 07/10/05 - Transferring files

What is the quickest way to transfer my favorite folder from my PC to my
Laptop.

Best regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 07/10/05:

Richard,

I have over 100 favorites and I can use a floppy.

Geraldask

Question/Answer
Greenlea asked on 07/10/05 - Norton Antivirus


Please help.

My friend has the cheap version of Juno. she is connected by a phone line.

When updating her Norton antivirus--the newest one--she gets knocked off the phone line before the download is completed.

Is there a way around this?

I'm still pretty new at this so I will need some easy explanations.

Thank you so very much!
Greenlea

Geraldask answered on 07/10/05:

Greenlea,
Here is a (free) little program that keeps you from being knocked off the net.
http://www.programfiles.com/Default.asp?LinkId=19044

If that does not do the trick, let meknow.


Good Day,

Geraldask

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Ggillcom asked on 06/29/05 - windows98 error message

In opening the freecell program, I
receive this error message :"FREECELL CAUSED A GENERAL PROTECTION FAULT IN MODULE :CARDS.DLL AT 0001:0000903". I re-installed Win98 but I received the same error message. Could not find any information on Microsoft website or Windows Knowledge Base.

Jerry

Geraldask answered on 07/10/05:

Jerry,
To fix this problem you are going to have to fdisk/reformat/then reinstall the system.

The problem should go away.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 07/07/05 - System Recovery????

Hi! My computer has been running real slow lately. It also keeps freezing and locking up.I have Windows XP Home Edition. I am using Road Runner. My computer is only 3 yrs old. I do a disk cleanup and tools internet options, cookies, history and files every single night. I also run spybot about every other day.Also. My disk cleanup hasen't worked in a month. I have been using CCleaner. What could possibly be the problem?? I am considering a complete system recovery from the recovery disks. Is this a good idea or not?? If so, should I disconnect everything first???( PSC,cable modem,etc.) I do not know what steps to take . Also, how do I back up my files?? I have a website that I don't want to lose.Please Help!! Thank You. PS.. I have a 40 gb hard drive and 512 RAM.

Geraldask answered on 07/10/05:

Skyeee, Microsoft has a backup program wuder assories/system tools. If there is a burnner in your machine(look in book or the internet) then use the program to save files/fravorts/address book/emails/and any downloqads you want to keep. I write down what I have then check off also it will tell what you have downloadwed. Please be careful in what you have downloaded that is problbily bombed your machine. Don't overlook defrag ing the HD I may do it twice a week and system macakinc has a good one diskeeper is the best.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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Ggillcom asked on 06/29/05 - computer speed

Can anyone tell me how can I make my computer run faster. I have cable connection,800MHZ CPU,256 RAM memory,30 gb HD with 25gb available.And my computer still runs slow.

Jerry

Geraldask answered on 07/02/05:

Ggillcom.

A basic overlook is the setting in your bios. Download CPU-Z and it will tell you if your how your machine is really running. If it's up to spects. Copy off data reformat and reinstall OP and data and your problem will go away. Cut out all the fat.

Geraldask

Also turn off all the eye candy

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Raging asked on 06/22/05 - what is a good way to answer this question at interviews

How do you deal with a co-worker who doesn't get along with you??

Geraldask answered on 06/25/05:

Reg, Most employers are look for team players. If you are then tell him so and explain your methods. Most everyone has their little qurks that can annoy but that is also what makes people just a little different and adds a lot to this life. Sometime for the good of the company you have to go the extra mile. Sometimes a week person projects this feeling because they are weak so it's not personal or real.

Hope this helps...

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 06/22/05 - online gaming

hello experts , just wanted to ask is there are some good sites for online gaming , single player , i checked on yahoo games but most of the games are too kiddish , like word puzzles and card games
i love car racing games but i dunno why nfs underground is not working on my pc , my vendor tell me up get a better graphics cars , anyways i'm not getting a new card, are there online site for car racing , single player

u caN send me some websites and i'll check them out
there must be a million gaming sites and i've just got broadband so instead of struggling to find good sites for online gaming , its better to ask someone whos experienced , (thats u!!)

thanks
pm

Geraldask answered on 06/22/05:

If you do a google search for online car raceing you should find enought to last a long time. I will say that all your higher performace games usually require a higher performance vidio card because the cpu can not run the computer..the game..and the vidio without help. Depending on the age of your machine a vidio card "could" be an upgrade the would be part of the next computer you have. Let me know more.

Hope this helps,


Geraldask

PS I use Nascar

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Richelle asked on 06/21/05 - Video Learn

where can i find a video on printer repairs.
It will help in self repair.

Regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 06/21/05:

Richard,
I did a google search on "how to repair printers on-line" and was given severial pages of web sites. If you want general knowledge that going to be much harder because just about all printers are different somehow. If you want to repair a certain type add it to the google search and I'm sure you will have much better luch.. Also don't forget the manufacture sometimes they offer tech manuals to aid in repair.

Best to you,

Geraldask

Question/Answer
Raging asked on 06/21/05 - analytical tests to take online for software testing

analytical tests for software testing online to try to prepare for interviews,

anyone know where i can find em.

Geraldask answered on 06/21/05:

Reg, I have a web site for you http://www.infobeagle.com/software/software-testing.htm.

Hope that is a start.I did a google search.

BTYEM,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 06/19/05 - Starting Server Services 2000

Server Services are not started on windows 2000.

How do I start them??

Geraldask answered on 06/20/05:

RAg,

Here are all the fixes to Windows 2000 so far.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp4/default.asp

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 06/11/05 - report writing tools.

hi what tools / software can be used to write excpetional reports in?

Geraldask answered on 06/11/05:

Req, Ialway try to use what I have and this program is the BOMB and free. If you have MS Word goto http://www.rayslearning.com/report.htm
It's made for school teachers but I use it to store content I use over and over again in reports that just a little modify and I have a GREAT report.

Try it it's free.

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 05/26/05 - disk cleanup won't work

I run a disk clean up almost every night. All of a sudden it stopped working. it gets as far as the first window where it says checking to se how much space you will be able to free up . I get 2 or 3 little green bars and then it quits . Please help. I am running win XP . I even tried a system restore to a day before the prob started. Thank you.

Geraldask answered on 06/09/05:

Sky,

You may want to be on the safe side and boot up on the XP CD and from the control do a windows repair.

I will not hurt and make keep you out of problems later. Your disk clean-up should not stop...

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 06/03/05 - ms exams

what are entry level
software testing exams microsoft has on offer
&
security testing exams microsoft has to offer?

Geraldask answered on 06/09/05:

Rag,
i thougt someone might mention a+ certification . Do a goole search on it and you will fine "free" classes and test to try. The only downside is that some of the companys will keep trying to sell you classes, but the ones I did were worthwhile...

Best to you today,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 06/09/05 - printing while online problems

a friend has a 4 year old HP Office Jet G85 printer/fax/scanner/copier. when he tries to print a web page the printer button blinks, then nothing prints from a webpage, email,etc..
he needs to shut down the printer and the PC, reboot and it will print a document in Microsoft Word.
Here is the error message he gets:

Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage.
Please wait while Microsoft configures Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage.
any ideas how to fix this so it will print online web pages?
thanks,Jim

Geraldask answered on 06/09/05:

gtoman, If the printer work off the internet then printer is OK. Under the situation you have you are missing or have corrupted files. Start/control pannel/add&remove program on office...may fix. you have win cd you need to fix the installer. Off the record download the PROPLUS windows installer file off the net and that should fix it also.

Best to you today..


Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 06/02/05 - streambox ripper

hi i have a question about streambox ripper , i sent an email to support but there was no reply for a long time , maybe experts at answerway can help me in general
here is the question that i asked them...

hi i use your software streambox ripper to convert realaudio to mp3.. i am a novice and hence need to know a few settings

on the sampling rate you have to choose between 8000 hz and 41100 hz then in channels you have to choose between mono and stereo , then in filters you have use equaliser , and normalise sound and then you have bitrate from 8 kbps to 256 kbps

what do all of the above mean and which is the best sound quallity?
secondly .. tell me a setting from the above where i can convert to mp3 with a small size without affecting the quality so i can transfer songs to my portable mp3 player

i saw that 256 kbps takes 9 mb and the same conversion with 8 kbps takes 350 kb
so i need your help for 3 things
1) explain the settings
2)settings for best quality sound
3)settings for satisfactory quality sound with small files size
thanks :)

Geraldask answered on 06/02/05:

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gtoman asked on 05/19/05 - Linksys range expander problems

My wireless router is a WRT54G and I have a WRE54G range expander. I have my Toshiba wireless laptop downstairs and the signal strength was 54Mbps for a long time but it recently went down to 11Mbps. I got the range expander and went thru the setup but during setup i got error messages. I was setting up the laptop downstairs with the CD in it and everything went good until i got a message: "Error-WRE54G cannot associate with his AP in Repeater Mode."
Then i went to the base station, put the CD in it and during setup a message says "Cannot Detect Wireless Card". I want to get the wireless speed back up to 54Mbps in the laptop.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks, Jim

Geraldask answered on 06/01/05:

If you have not called support yet rember if you have Windows ME, XP.. that system restore will most times save the day. If the date is valid the system will fix it self.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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maranel asked on 05/15/05 - POWER ON

SCOTT
I HAVE THIS COMPUTER THAT I PICKEDUP IN THE TRASH WHERE IT SAYS POWER ON PASSWORD WHEN I TURN IT ON
DOES THAT MEAN I NEED A NEW MOTHERBOARD BECAUSE WHO WOULD KNOW THE PASSWORD

Geraldask answered on 05/30/05:

The jumper Scott is talking about is usually near the battery. Do what he says but unplug the unit and take out the battery. If the computer is not broken you should have a working unit.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 05/23/05 - usb mp3 pen drive

desr sir
i have a usb mp3 pen drive with 128 mb flash memery, now the pendrive

works okay, i use it like any other hardsisk , create folders and subfolders,i

am worrired about the mp3 player , i mean if i copy my data and songs into

the pendrive mp3 player at the same time will the mp3 player recognize the

songs and skip the data folders

actually , i got the mp3 usb player and it stopped working but i stopped

working when i made folders, the songs had been transffered to the player as

data, but the inbujilt mp3 player could not find the files .. it said " no files:

when actually the songs were transferred

well i called the shop and ad they areonly distirbutors they replaced it witha

new one which will get today but they have no knowledge can you help me?

also can you tell me how to edit mp3 songs ... assuming have the songs

stored on my player i plug it in my pc and it shows a removable drive can i

just add files and delete files ? in the computer and will the same changes

take place in the pendrive mp3 plater

i'm asking so many questions coz my usb mp3 player malfunctioned within 3

transfers of data and songs , i'm getting a replacemtn today and dont want to

screw up all over again

to summarise can i store mp3 and data in the same pendrive and will the

inbuilt playe recognize songs and skip the data, it did not happpen in my

piece

thanks
pm

Geraldask answered on 05/30/05:

I can't do it for free but a 19.00 software say's it can goto http://mp3.about.com/cs/tipstricks/a/convertfiles.htm and get the full story.

Geraldask

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violet0019 asked on 05/26/05 - HELP!SPYWARE BLASTER ICON IS NOT APPEARING ON DESKTOP..?!

I just installed the free Spyware Blaster and followed the directions and ticked off the place that asks about having the icon on my desktop......BUT I CANNOT LOCATE IT!? WHY? ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS!

Geraldask answered on 05/30/05:

All are good answers. I think the search is the best way to go but let me add this when you do the search don't have window maxmised...let some of the desktop show.Then when you do the searsh when you see the icon for spyblaster click on it and drag it to the dssktop. That will work.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 05/22/05 - software testing tools

can anyone shed light on what software testing tools are used in the IT industry today & also explain to me the role of:

-entry software tester
-intermediate software tester &
-senior software tester.

cheers,
rag.

Geraldask answered on 05/28/05:

Rag,
I took your topics as written and copied them into google and got severial web sits full of infomation that you may like to have.

Good luck Good life,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 05/19/05 - software testing coverin letter

hi,

i have been presented with an opportunity to get a very basic entry level softwrae testing position...

i was just wondering if anyone had any pointers on how you market your covering letter for software testing positions at entry level.

any pointers would be great along with examples of websites that demonstrate what entails a good software testing covering letter.


thank you,
rag.

Geraldask answered on 05/20/05:

rag,
Ifind when you are in the resume/interview/cover letter stage the company wants to "take you apart" to see what you are made of. People who "move up" in the world don't forget that it's your job to "take the company apart " to see if they are a match. If you have this as your focus and not I'll do anything to get the job. You will always win!!

My advice is to get book from the library of ask professional at the book store on interviewing and business writting. Just mention what you have but stress what you can do. Don't worry they will train you. Stand out. I would suggest any selling book by Tom Hopkins because you have to sell yourself before anything elce happens.

BTYEM,

Geraldask

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maranel asked on 05/15/05 - BATTERY

SCOTT
ITRIED THE CMOS PIN I TOOK IT OUT FOR A SHORT WHILE AND PUT IT BACK BUT NOTHING HAPPENED I HAD TROUBLE TAKING THE BATTERY OUT SO I LIFTED IT UP THAT LOOKS DICONNECTED TO ME I WILL LET IT STAY 24 HOURS LIKE THAT COMPAQ PRESERIO CDS 520 MONITOR ISBUILT INTO THE COMPUTER VERY NEAT LOOKING DONT THINK THERE ISNO DOCUMENTATION

Geraldask answered on 05/17/05:

Maranel, Those Compaqs can be a pain in the neck sometimes. You are on the right track. Try this. Unplug the computer/take off the jumper and put it back on the pinsit was not using to"short it out". Then hold the off-on switch in for 3 minutes..that's a long time when you are just holding in a button, but this will clear the system. Then reture jumper to correct position. Plug in power cord and turn on the machine ...it should boot.

Best to you each morning...Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 05/12/05 - event managing software

dear sir
i am looking for an an offline , event managing software which will remind of of appointments and store phone numbers etc ,but i have a condition , i should be able to save the software and the numbers and events stored within into a 1.44 mb floppy sisk , so that i can view phone numbers anywhere

i found a software MT ORGANISER on downloads.com and its excellent , it stores everything and it is 300 kb, but i cannot trasfer my contacts to a floppy
can you help me find such a software

thanks
prakash

Geraldask answered on 05/15/05:

If money is an issue and it allways is Radio Shack has a couple of low end PDA that will talk with outlook express. It offer todo list and calendar programs etc. for about $20-$40.

Best to you..Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 05/12/05 - event managing software

dear sir
i am looking for an an offline , event managing software which will remind of of appointments and store phone numbers etc ,but i have a condition , i should be able to save the software and the numbers and events stored within into a 1.44 mb floppy sisk , so that i can view phone numbers anywhere

i found a software MT ORGANISER on downloads.com and its excellent , it stores everything and it is 300 kb, but i cannot trasfer my contacts to a floppy
can you help me find such a software

thanks
prakash

Geraldask answered on 05/15/05:

If money is an issue and it allways is Radio Shack has a couple of low end PDA that will talk with outlook express. It offer todo list and calendar programs etc. for about $20-$40.

Best to you..Geraldask

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anilkck asked on 05/12/05 - DATA ENTRY IN MS EXCEL

Hi there,
How can I use MS Excel for Catalogue making? I have more than 1000 products with different description, prices and code numbers. The catalogues to be made as per customers' enquiry. When I insert an image of a particular product in the Excel Sheet, I want to get all other datas (description, prices, code numbers, etc.) along with the picture.

Please help me by giving correct answer.

Anil

Geraldask answered on 05/15/05:

Anil, If you hqave Excel then you may also have Access. That is Microsoft's database program. It is easy to ues and will do what you have desctribed.
Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 05/14/05 - ms word lost short cut.

I try to go to MS word on my computer but get missing saying missing short cut error: windows is searching for winword.exe to locate the file yourself click browse

Geraldask answered on 05/15/05:

Reg,
Delet short cut on desktop. goto start all programs and put curson on MS Word/right click select create shortcut from menu/click/close and you will be back in business.

BEST TO YOU,

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 05/15/05 - need for speed underground

hi need for speed porsche works on my computer . will nfs underground work?
i have a pentium 4 , 1.5mhz cpu with 255 mb ram , and 20 gb free harddisk space

Geraldask answered on 05/15/05:

Prakash, All I could find on the EA web site was general info on the game. It hit the market 3/2005 so it's new. I'm sure if you look on the box you will find the requirements. I do not know how much vidio memory you have and I'm not knocking your machine, but when I build a gammer machine I have a FBS of 800/ vidio DDR 256mb/ i mg of dual channel 3200 speed menory/ and apex motherboard/ that supports all the above/ a serial hard drive at least 80gband high speed game port/ this will run almost all games and most of the games in the next 2 generations.

I hope this will help and remember I'm not knocking your machine..

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 05/12/05 - Smiley faces in outlook

In MS outlook 2003.

How do you get the smiley faces inserted in an email.

I tried doing this via auto-correct but this wouldn't work, is there another way or any settings that need to be configured.

Thank you,
Rag.

Geraldask answered on 05/14/05:

Rag,
If your looking for smiley faces (which are OK) but you may ren accress a program called increadable mail that is full of that kind of thing. Please keep away from it ... it's full of spyware and all kinds of little thing that will slow down your computer..

Best to you,
geraldask

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Raging asked on 05/10/05 - Laptop

What is the better brand laptop to go with HP or Acer?
Also what are good reliable laptop brands..etc?

Geraldask answered on 05/11/05:

Rag,

I have purchased severial laps for customers who want a power house but price is also a real issue. Serech the web for laps off lease. Many have full warrentees and are in perfect order. they may just be last years model but with about the same power at a much better price.

Just another way to look at your decision,

BTYE Morninbg,

Geraldask

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RKSOOD asked on 05/11/05 - Mouse indicator is trailed by a small advertisement.

Hello!
I am using Windows Xp with Mozilla Firefox. On the home page of a Web site, the mouse indicator is always followed by a small advertisement, as a tail. Could you please suggest, how to get rid of this unwanted guest?

Thanks,

Regards..........rksood.

Geraldask answered on 05/11/05:

Yea man these type of things are really a bummer... Goto google and download adware and spybot and clear out your system. Also goto start/ren/type "msconfig"/ goto startup tab/open/ and check for things that might look like an ad. If your not sure what to uncheck google the name and find out.

I guess this looks like a lot of homework but this excersise will help a lot.

Bert to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 05/09/05 - DVD to Audio CD.

If you have a concert on DVD that you bought by your fave band at their live performance but it isnt available on audio cd, is it possible to convert the live performance into an audio cd.

My comp:
Win XP with SP2
2.19GHZ
760MB of RAM
I have DVD Drivers burners as well as CD drivers & burners installed.

I would really know how I can achieve this? / & of any trial software's that are avail. for download that could assist with this.

Regards,
R. :o)

Geraldask answered on 05/10/05:

R... Iwould follow this link http://www.area450.com/softwaremods/dvdtoaudiocd.html it will give you the info on how to do it and what you need.

Best to you,

Geraldask

Ps a google search on convert DVD to audio cd will give you other choices.

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gtoman asked on 05/07/05 - microsoft outlook problem

when i click on a link in a web page or email msg it won't open. i hold the shift key, or the ctrl key or the alt key and press the enter key and they still won't open.
i also use incredimail and i have to hold the shift key and enter key and the links will open in it. what do i need to do to get them to open in outlook? i have a pda and it only works with outlook so i use outlook more than incredimail.
i have xp home ed.
jim

Geraldask answered on 05/07/05:

I'll give this a shot...To check your settings goto control panel folder options..I check click once to open folders and underline link when I point at them. Then I goto display properties/apperence/advanced and change the windows defalt colors to a more vivid display so I better "see whats going on".

I hope these ideas help..I have found them a help in getting a link clicked.
If you are using a special kind of mouse you might try reinstalling the software.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 05/03/05 - Niagara falls videos

Does anyone know of any websites that have free videos of niagara falls, with the actual movement ,and maybe even sound too. If not I wil just buy a DVD or video of the falls!!

Geraldask answered on 05/03/05:

Skyeee,
pals answer is correct but let me add this : I found the same site and this is what I did go to google and type in what you want... in this case free videos of Niagara Falls. This fact will unlock the web for you. so just type in what you want. Of course the more info you have the better the search will be.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 05/01/05 - clearing history on IE

when you go to IE Toos > Internet Options > Clear History, this does not clear all the traces, where else can you go to on the computer (XP) like a folder or something or registry to clear it totally??

Any ideas will be most appreciated.
Cheers.
R.

Geraldask answered on 05/02/05:

Reg,
Tools/internet options/general tab /delete files/delete cookies/clear history/content tab/auto comlpete/clear forms.

That will do it along with window temp files for a most but if all the history is missing that will cause attention of a different kind to the user.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 05/02/05 - software testing job honest opinion.

Software testing role, what would be the pro's & cons of this job, I need an honest opinion...

The Tester will assist in the creation of test plans and test applications that interface with, or incorporate CTI Middleware components, or other applications as may be directed from time to time.



This position may involve occasional extended hours.



Responsibilities

- System unit testing and integration testing with other existing applications

- Contribute to the development of test plans and test scripts to fulfill product testing requirements

- Contribute to the development of technical specifications to fulfill the feature specification requirements

- Contribute to the development of user documentation

- Involvement in user acceptance test and program bug fixing

- Communication with the Senior Tester and understanding of the business requirements


Technical Skills:

- Understanding of PCs and common PC software applications (Microsoft Office etc)

- Understanding of telephony and telephone system features

- Methodical and systematic approach to problem solving

- Pedantic attention to detail

- Good interpersonal skills

Geraldask answered on 05/02/05:

Reg,
Pro:Sounds like a real challege. Working in hi teck enviroment.

Con:This may be a burnout type job with long hours with lots of extra responsibility. It seem that it would be diffilicult to rate performance for job security.

I have no way of knowing more from what you have told us.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 04/28/05 - dvd softwrae (trials..etc)

Hi Is there a way on Laptops to make certain zone DVD's play all zone's?

Cany anything be downloaded to do this so that you don't have limited zone functionality in what you can play?

Or is there any type of trial software or better yet free software available that can handle this?

Would windows update or anything else help?

Look forward to ideas on this people.

Cheers,
R.

Geraldask answered on 05/02/05:

I did a google search on "dvd play all regions free software" and got quite a few hits. I don't know if any of the software is any good. Do a system restore before any downloads.

BTYEMorning,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 04/30/05 - pop up's when opening IE

hi when i open IE on 1 of my computers, 1 pop up comes up i close it & get about antoher 67 that pop up & close IE. how can i fix this??

Geraldask answered on 05/01/05:

Go to start/run/type"msconfig"/open startup tab/open and remove any checkmarks except firewall,antivirus. if you see other things I suspect they are programs that can open popups.

Go to google and download and run spybot,adwair, and spyblaster and run these programs. Then download google toolbar and set options to use blocker. It also hav an autofill function and with build it google support I feel as many others it is the most complete package on the web.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 04/30/05 - immunize

what does immunize achieve when using spybot search & destroy??

Geraldask answered on 05/01/05:

Raging,

That is a situation where the item is not deleted from your hard drive. I never let this situation be the norm. Unless you want to take chances with your data, believe get ride of it.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 04/19/05 - comp goods

what are the essentials to look for when buying a computer (laptop)?

Geraldask answered on 04/19/05:

It comes down to what features you are looking for. I think in a lap 3 item should be considered first. Get the fastest processor with the largest memory and LIGHTEST size you can afford. Don't look for the specials of sales.Get spects of what you like then lookup the spects on google by name that way you can learn the tearms and what they need rether that being swaied by the bull in the ads.

BTYEM,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 04/19/05 - starting up comp faster

does any 1 have any tips on how to make the computer start up faster?

i know how to modify the wait to kill service in registry to shut it down faster but don't if there is anything that can be modified to make it start up faster?

any ideas any1??

Geraldask answered on 04/19/05:

If you use shutdown/startup the go to start/run/type"msconfig"and you will see most programs that load at start up. Always keep it simple..On XP virus protection..firewall..I uas a trakball that needs a driver..etc. Printers do not have to be loaded. ALL the other stuff can go.

HOPE that helps. What I do for fast start is got hybernate working..This is the fastest of all. I also do not use passwords and bypass the windows welcom screen.

Best to you each morning,

geraldask

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keenu asked on 04/13/05 - Computer crash

Well, guys, my computer crashed. I am using my mother-in-law's right now. I had the problem of the scan disk running at start-up and fixed that and then, VOILA!, it crashed. It won't boot up past recognizing the IDEs. Then it makes this clicking sound. I think it must be the hard drive? That's the only thing I can think of that would make that noise. It is not the fan. We checked. We have had problems in the past with it not booting past this same point and had to hit the side of the cpu (you know, like in the old days when you hit the side of the tv!!!). That would work, then we would take it apart and clean it out and make sure everything was connected properly and it would work fine again. At any rate, any ideas? If it is the hard drive (how can I tell?) then can I just buy one and load windows myself? I think I could.
I just had everything in my computer replaced a year or so ago BUT the hard drive. OK, enough for now. Please give me somewhere to start!
Thanks!
Patty

Geraldask answered on 04/13/05:

Follow Scott. But look at the hardware once again.

You said you took it apart and I be going down the wrong trail but did you take a good look at the processor fan and heat sink and check for gunk. Be sure to blow it out and make sure that fan is not making the noise by starting it up while open servial times. If that fan is making noise then it needs to be replaced...I have seen this failure severial times. If you are carful you can repalce the fan and not remove the processor. If you do remove the processor remember to clean the heat sink and use cooler greese or you will burn the processor. If you never done it go to google look up installing a processor(the type you have) and follow instructions carefully.

Best to you each morning,

geraldask

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TMarc asked on 04/07/05 - POPUP Software

My son, away at college, is being swamped with popups..He says whenever he turns on his computer it takes about 20 minutes to get them down to where he can work by ignoring them .. Can anyone recommend a free popup software that he can download from the internet.. I hoping for a package that will not interfere with his college-provided browser, etc. They provide a virus protection and firwall.. but no popup stopper... Many thanks

Geraldask answered on 04/07/05:

Do what Scott says . Go to run/mscongig and look under startup and be sure there is nothing there that you don't need. I have been using google toolbar for years and it does not slow down the computer will work with you system and lets you use google all at the same time.

best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 04/06/05 - enabling ICS

how do you enable internet connection sharing so 2 computers can have internet access with a non-dial up modem.

Geraldask answered on 04/06/05:

Not to be a pain but I had this setup in my home for many years. My set up was wireless and it just worked fine. The "main" system had a network card which was pluged into my cable modem. It also had a wireless network card as well. My other computer "upstairs" had a matching wireless network card. The system was from Proxim Wireless Network and their customer service was very good. The two wireless network cards alowed the computer to share the network and the IP address.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

Ps. A wireless hub and router is better

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Raging asked on 04/05/05 - Making OS faster through Regedit

Anyone have any ideas on any values that can be modified in the regedit that can make the OS run faster.

I have done all the other, spyware cleans, virus updates...etc

Geraldask answered on 04/06/05:

Also want to mention http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and www.speadguide.net.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 04/05/05 - Making OS faster through Regedit

Anyone have any ideas on any values that can be modified in the regedit that can make the OS run faster.

I have done all the other, spyware cleans, virus updates...etc

Geraldask answered on 04/06/05:

Raging,

i would start with going to www.blackviper.com then follow what he says,but I would not turn off system reastore it has saved my system too many times to give up.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 04/03/05 - microsoft word

hi ,my question is about microsoft word , actually nothing is wrong with the software , i just have a sicuation where i have to read alot of text in MS word, so i was wondering is there was some way to make reading eye friendly, i cannot make physical changes like add a dark film what people do to avoid eye strain.. but i wanted to know if something could be done with the software itself that would be comfortable to the eyes for example , changing to a specific font and font size, line spacing , or changing the white background to some other colour or some thing of that sort
hmm maybe a heavy user of word might know !!

Pm

Geraldask answered on 04/03/05:

Good question. I am all about customizing Windows for confort and I may have an answer for you. First of all I'm fron the OLD school when computer screens were black and white and I remember when "GREEN SCREENS" first came on the market and how good they were. Every computer I setup I change the screens so they are a faint shade of green.

How to..At the desktop right click/choose properties/choose apperence tab/choose advance/click dowm arror and select window/choose light green/click down arror and select (other). Then lighten up the green till your satified/choose add/Ok. That will give you a light green background. I also change active window border value to 5 and change the color to Green (GO) the inactive window border to Red (STOP)I change the selected item item to pale yellow with black type. I change tool tips font to 10.
Within Word you can change your defalt setting to a larger font with a possible bold. This will work for all documents you create for others choose edit/select all/ then change the type face and font to one you can use. I use Tahoma 12 point.

Hope this works for you,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 04/01/05 - Updating windows media player

How do I go about updating windows media player?

Geraldask answered on 04/02/05:

Dear Raging,

One factor in upgrades is connection speed. If you are on dial-up and do the septs that Scott suggested, see how long the upgrade will take. You can order the upgrade from Microsoft (usually for shipping only0 then you have the CD and can update it anytime and very quickly.

The Best to you each morning,


Geraldask

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Raging asked on 03/31/05 - Opening data disc

Hi,

how do you go about opening files stored on a cd as a data disc?

Geraldask answered on 04/02/05:

Again good answers but I would like to add the following. Many times after I open my computer and say double click "D" first DVD or CD drive with only one HD with no partiction. you get MANY files. If your looking for a file name and its not there or looking for a "read me" or "setup" or "install" and you don't see. if you right click on the file names and choose explore you can see the files in that file without starting a program or anything. I hope this is not confussing but if you try it you'll see and use it all the time to find things.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 03/31/05 - Windows Media Player

On Win Media Player, I have created some play lists, I wish to know how do you delete the play list & contents within the play list easily?

Geraldask answered on 04/02/05:

All great answers but if you only want to remove on song... After you have the list open just right click on the song and click on remove from list or delete what ever you want. Just thought you might like to know. If you want severial you can hold down the ctl key click what you want you want then right click and remove or delete as above.

Good luck and good music,

Geraldask

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violet0019 asked on 03/19/05 - HELP!EASY INSTRUCTIONS APPRECIATED ON HOW TO MAKE BACKUPS ON FLOPPY DISKS PLEASE!

I am self taught & I would like to know how to do back ups of my entire "Favourites - CAN I OBTAIN VERY EASY INSTRUCTIONS ON: HOW CAN I MAKE A BACK UP ON FLOPPY DISK OF THE ENTIRE FAVOURITES LIST CONTAINING ALL THE FOLDERS AND PAGES (ALL AT ONCE)? OR: do I need to actually open up each folder and each page and transfer all of them separately? (Which I imagine would take a very long time to do!) THANK YOU FOR ANY ADVICE AND INSTRUCTIONS! .

Geraldask answered on 03/19/05:

Many of you questions can be answered by useing www.ASK jeeves.com

Geraldask

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violet0019 asked on 03/19/05 - BACK UPS-ADVICE & EXPLANATIONS NEEDED ON ADDING MORE INFO.ONTO FLOPPY DISK.....HOW DOES THIS WORK?

I would like very easy instructions and explanations on the following please: if I do a back up and then a few days later have added more favourites to my list, then what happens with the original back up I have made on a floppy disk...do I put it back in and the computer will actually add and somehow include these new listings into my old back ups or HOW DOES THIS REALLY WORK. It seems a bit overwhelming and confusing to me. THANKS

Geraldask answered on 03/19/05:

Again as in the other answers... It seems like you have a lot of issues to deal with. Get a little more information about you needs, wants, and objectivies and find simple resourcse material to help build a furmer foundation and answers will have more meening.
When you backup on monday that data is stored as it is. Tuesday you add data. Wed you add data, and when you put in mondays backup ... and do a backup ..your disk will now have monday,tuesdat, and wed. information saved in the file.

How it all works can be quite a long letter. Use the google search and type backup date with xp" or whatever you op is and that is a place to start.

Geraldask

Hope all the info helps, Goo luck

Geraldask

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violet0019 asked on 03/19/05 - HELP!URGENT! SEEKING FREE PARENTAL CONTROL TYPE OF HELP(RE:PORNO AND TEEN!)

I have just experienced alot of stress in having to rid my computer from some terrible spyware infections etc.- as a result of my teenage son visiting porno sites!Can you please send me OPINIONS ADVICE,INFORMATION & SUGGESTIONS regarding a 14 yr.old and porno on the internet. Are there any FREE AND EASY TO INSTALL (as I am not too computer literate at the moment) PARENTAL CONTROLS that I can obtain (aside from paying for this via my provider) Also, someone told me that the teens can still find ways to get through these controls that parents put in, but I still feel that I MUST try to do whatever I can. THANK YOU!

Geraldask answered on 03/19/05:

First please remember you are not alone, and I'm sure your childern are normal. I am a parent , Boy Scout Leader, and have been in computers for 26 years and it is a TERABLE WORLD out there. Yet my angle would be to not to use a computer program to change the behavior. Use a TOUGH LOVE approach where as havior or this sort will not be OK and that use of the computer is not a right but a priviliage. The bookstore idea of learning to trace when and how your kids use the internet is not only usefull but a necessary to protect you kids. You want to learn about the subject of cookies and computer history. The kids know how to cover there trail... you as a concerned parent need to face this chalange with knowledge of hoe the system works and as I say small simple books are the best way to start. I have worked with many cases just like this and this seems to work the best. To estabilish rules just like ecerything elce what you have to do is learn how to see if the rules are beeing followed. That will last a life time.

Geraldask

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violet0019 asked on 03/19/05 - CAN I ATTEMPT TO DO A "REPAIR INSTALL OF WINDOWS"- WITH "EXPERTS" GUIDANCE....OR IS

Since I have recently been through spyware infections on my computer, and Microsoft "walked me through" eliminating them after 2 weeks and 7 hours total- of instructions on the phone (as a result of my son visiting porno sites and picking up some nasty infections!) my computer does NOT seem to be the same. (NOT SURE IF THIS IS THE CORRECT TERM: COMPUTER HAS BEEN CORRUPTED?) For instance I cannot use "windows update" anymore - it shows error etc, and also very often when I am on the internet I get"cannot display page", PLUS MANY more stressful difficulties. Microsoft suggsted that I need to do a "repair install of windows". IS IT POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE EASY INSTRUCTIONS SUGGESTIONS AND ADVICE ON HOW TO DO THIS? (rather than having to once again hire a technician)THANKS.

Geraldask answered on 03/19/05:

I could right it out but I just had a very good idea that will maybe help in other areas you may have. Go to the book store or the library and get a SIMPLE book on how to install windows, fix problems, and how to keep this from happing it the first place. Rember a small, short simple book "with pictures" is you best guide.

Best to you ,

Geraldask

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violet0019 asked on 03/19/05 - I MAY BE PURCHASING A DELL COMPUTER.....OPINIONS ADVICE PLEASE

I am the type of person that when making a big purchase(such as a car or computer) - I tend to keep them for a long time. I think that I now need to purchase another computer-to be used just my teenage son and I -homework and surfing basically, Many people have suggested DELL. I would like to have opinions, advice, suggestions on what would be the wisest purchase (if I will probably keep the computer for approximately 8 years.)? Is there anything for approximately $700. (Canadian Dollars) that anyone can recommend? I know that it will not really be $700. because there are always additional costs of taxes and delivery (another$100) plus plus plus...it will probably be closer to $1000.(and should I get any types of additional warranties or are these rip offs?) THANKS

Geraldask answered on 03/19/05:

If this is not your second computer then support is probabily not a big issue to you. Most all companys out source the support and the understanding of the english and telephone waits are some times a problem. As far as DELL they are OK. Usually the problem with the lower end computer is expanision, like can't add on another PCI card or disk drive. etc.
A 1000 computer should do it. Get as much memory and the fastest processor you can afford upfront. They will always be with you.
You can save money buy purchasing over the internet but if there is a problem you have to ship back. Where going to a store they do it for you. If you want to learn a little more get a computer mag. and read the ads of all the different companys other that the one you find in the stores. You can get educated see what they look like call the 800 numbers and get a better machine.

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 03/04/05 - microsoft outlook

i'm now using this program and when i try to open a hyperlink in an email msg it won't open. i tried holding down the shift key and they still don't open.
any ideas?

Geraldask answered on 03/18/05:

Here is a long shot... I use double monitors but some of my logic works for single monitors as well. Your links may be opening in the task bar so you will have to go to the task bar and rith click to open the link. If your task bar is on auto hide you might not be seeing what I'm taklking about. This may be of some help but it happens to me ALL THE TIME.. and that's cool. I like the way my screens are. I can not figure how you email program is busted as to give this result... if it working otherwise. If this is not it (and you have XP or ME) try system restore backwards to see if you can fix it that way. If not then XP will let you boot on the XP CD and goto windows repair console. If that does not fix it then reinstall the operating system on top of it's self. Big MS say's NO, but I do it all the time and have never had a problem. I would be beter to wipe the disk and start clean but you have to remove all data and do a complete wipe of the drive.

PSs.My computer is sort of busted right now and I checked and I do not have outlook express in add/remove programs. If you list that select it and see if you can repair before doing all the other steps.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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RKSOOD asked on 03/14/05 - Every e-mail attachment labelled as unsafe.

Hello!
Whenever I get an attachment with e-mail and try to open it, I get the following message;
"Removed access to the following unsafe attachments in your mail: Subject of the attachment"
Can someone guide me how to remove this blockade?
Thanks,
Regards...........rksood.

Geraldask answered on 03/16/05:

I have the same setting but I only get that message "once in a blue moon". I don't want my computer infected so my advice would be to do some research on google and check and DOUBLE check everything and with this info you can make the best choice for you.

I would rether be on the safe side and miss an attachment that get my computer busted.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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frankiee asked on 03/13/05 - DVD burning problem

I just got a DVD burner and when I use it the end result is a good picture but the sound is very choppy.
The hard drive is running at 98% to 100% when I am burnning and I figure that is why.
My hard drive is a 40 gig with 18% free.
I shut down everything I could see except the NERO burning program with MSCONFIG but the CPU usage is still maxed. I used spybot and PC PITSTOP to look for spyware in the background and they are good.
I have an ATHLON XP 1800 with XP PRO on it
The min sys requirments for the burner says P 3 800MHZ ant 250 RAM. I have 512 of RAM
Any ideas on what is happening

Geraldask answered on 03/13/05:

I would think that the vidio is a problem since it came out OK, but I agree with Scott that HD space should incress. All of us usually have huge amounts of space that not needed and could be copied off or deleted. I would goto control pannel sound devices and check under all the tabs. There are many different configerations according to your sound capture device. A look up on google can give more detail. Then I would take a look at your playback properties the same way. I feel surte that you can come up with a right pieces of the puzzle to get the sound you want. I would also goto www.blackviper.com and make all the changes that are mentioned EXCEPT tureing off system restore. It has saved too many systems for me too many times. This will help get all the performance up a notch or two and pcpitstop will show it.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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frankiee asked on 03/05/05 - computer use monitoring at work

My wife is a supervisor for a company where they have to have a computer to monitor a house on the computer screen on a continuous 24 hour a day basis.
The only other reason for the computer is to send messages to some clients by E-mail.
The problem is that the workers are suppose to be on the computer for the E-mail business only and then they must go back to monitoring the house and other business they do at the office. It is a 24 hour monitoring service and there is only 1 or 2 people there at a time with no supervisor there.
The problem is that the computer does funny things after a while. There are stories of people going weird places they should not be etc.
The computer must be up and running for security reasons.
My wife got a program called Spybuddy but has not installed it yet.
One of our concerns is we here there a programs out there to disable that program.
What is the best spy program?
In your experience, what is the best method to make sure that the computers are being used for work purposes only.
Also; Can we network the work computer and our home computer to be able to see exactly what they are doing on the work computer?
We want to make it that we don,t have to put a web cam in the office to have to babysit them at nites but that is an option that has been considered if the company can not keep the employees from exploring the net all night. Do you think there are legal problems with putting in a web cam? We are in Ontario Canada.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.

Geraldask answered on 03/07/05:

I agree with Scott on this one and on the Windows site somewhere has a Web recording program that will work in time lapes mode and I have hear it's the bomb.

Good luck,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 02/28/05 - Recent DVD player install

I recently installed a Sony DVD RW DRU-710A. I have no idea how it links up with AOL IM. when ever I send a response to someone in IM a "Windows Installer" dialog box appears showing a device install window and then an "Install Wizard Complete" dialog box. When I click Finish it disappears untill the next time I respond to someone in IM. What does this device have to do with AOL IM and how can I stop it from doing that? Sometimes times I get another dialog box saying "OpenMG Secure Module" which has to do with the device.
Thanks,Jim

Geraldask answered on 03/01/05:

I think this will fix the problem. Control Pannel/add&remove programs and remove any software that is part of the device you installed. also while in control pannel goto system/hardware/device manager.. and remove the device... Shut down the computer.. Then RESTART as the system comes it it should find the hardware. Read screens carefully and install software if necessary.

Best to you,

Geraldask

PS. The installer has no connection to AOL IM or anything elce. The installation may have been incorrect.

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Raging asked on 02/25/05 - how to unblock firewall from the TCP/IP

Hi can anyone tell me how to unblock firewall from the TCP/IP (Win XP) settings if they are blocked there & how to turn off all firewalls?

How can firewall setting software be adjusted to allow traffic through ports?

Geraldask answered on 02/26/05:

You did not say which firewall but if it the one in SP2 then goto control pannel/windows firewall/and turn it on. ZoneAlarm (which is free and in my opionion is one of the best) alows you to control all outgoing and incomming trafic. Some think that this is a lot of troble, but if it keeps out something that would bring your system down... And they go down all the time. A good firewall should be setup to protect you.

Hope you take this advice.

Best to you..

Geraldask

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frankiee asked on 02/23/05 - Make a backup tape for extinct computer

My wife works for a company that has a obsolete computer "AXON" 8131
The tapes that it uses for backups are extinct and they have only 1/2 a dozen of them
Does anybody know a company that will make some for them. I cant see the problem making some.
It will cost a bit but it will be cheaper then a new system.

Geraldask answered on 02/24/05:

I have the same answer as Jim

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frankiee asked on 02/22/05 - Forgot BIOS password

I forgot the password to the BIOS
I cant see howq that happened
Maybe the kids went in there
Anyway, how I can get in to the BIOS

Geraldask answered on 02/23/05:

Both have great points but very small but inportant point left out. Make sure computer is unpluged from wall.

Geraldask

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frankiee asked on 02/22/05 - Forgot BIOS password

I forgot the password to the BIOS
I cant see howq that happened
Maybe the kids went in there
Anyway, how I can get in to the BIOS

Geraldask answered on 02/23/05:

Both have great points but very small but inportant point left out. Make sure computer is unpluged from wall.

Geraldask

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Richelle asked on 02/22/05 - reset Dvd player

My Koss Kd305a Dvd player has been offset by someone
and it now only plays cd no dvd.
I have misplace the manual.
How do i reset the player?

Regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 02/22/05:

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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:26 am Post subject: Koss KD305a Firmware Version?

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Hi,

I have a Koss KD305a progressive scan DVD player I got from Sears. It works well except their are a few DVD's it refuses to read. One of the is "Schoolhouse Rock". Does anyone know if Koss has put out new firmware that might fix the problem? How can I tell the version of my current firmware?

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Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:27 pm Post subject:

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Here is the response I got back from Koss:

Thank you for contacting Koss Customer Support.

The "No Disc" error message appears for various reasons. Please check with
the following :

1. The DVD/CD lens might be dirty, clean the lens with a DVD lens cleaner
disk and then try again.
You can purchase the DVD lens cleaner from a retailer such as (Wal-Mart,
K-mart)

2. Ensure there are no dust particles on the disc, clean it with a soft
cloth.Please make sure that you clean the lens from the center and proceed
to the peripheral.

3. Please make sure that there are no scratches on the DVD/CD that you are
trying to play.

4. Please make sure the Disc you are trying to play is compatible with the
unit. Sometimes you may be trying to play a disc that carries data which
cannot be read by the Player.

5.Try playing original manufactured DVDs.

6.Try playing a Disc which contains a region 1 code and a globe symbol
adjacent to it.The Player is designed and formatted for a specific region.
For USA / Canada, the region code is 1

7.Reset the unit by unplugging the main power chord of the unit for 10
seconds, replug, and then try to play.
Please make sure that there is no Disc in the player when you reset the
unit.

If the problem still persists, please follow the instructions mentioned
below to troubleshoot the issue:

1. Remove the disc from the player, Turn the unit OFF.
2. Unplug the main Power chord of the unit from the power outlet.
Wait for 20 seconds and replug the power chord back to the power outlet.
3. Turn the unit back ON. Press the DVD button on the remote to take the
unit to the DVD mode.
Now enter the digits 7, 6, 4, 1, 9 using the remote.

KD305a is a upgraded model, it does not require any upgrade.

Please don't use any upgrade to this unit. If you upgrade the unit using
other unit's upgrade, unit will become inoperative and the unit will be out
of warranty.

Koss Service Center
11733 Missouri Bottom Road,
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Phone 1-800-726-3801

Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.

"When you reply to our mail, please use the reply button in your email
program to include the text of previous correspondence. This will help us
process your query efficiently."

KOSS Customer Support
Sam

Hope this helps. I punched you product name in google and looked around. There's more where that came from.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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frankiee asked on 02/20/05 - Norton Icon disappeared

I use XP pro and Norton 2002 anti virus
Usually it shows an icon on the bottom right as soon as I start up.
Now it is gone.
I have gone to the norton site online and scaned for security risk and there is none
I have done the norton online virus scan and there is none
This happened to me before and I reinstalled the virus program and the icon returned.
I like the icon down there because it tells me that Norton is running.
This is what is running in the task tray:
navapsvc.exe

Is this all I need to be safe?
Did a malicious program reconfigure my settings?
Should I reinstall norton again??
Thank you in advance

Geraldask answered on 02/20/05:

Probabily not a malicious program. Go to start/all programs/norton/reset program like you want.

If that does not work, TRY to UNSTALL program if not reinstall norton.

Best to you,

Gerald

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deadk asked on 02/12/05 - 'how to remove norton antivirus after add/or remove programs does not work

when i got a new antivirus program from charter it told me to delete my old program. since i had norton i had to go to the website to help me delete it. it told me to delete all the files it had. but then in the add/or remove programs, both "norton antivirus" and "norton internet security" are still there. It says---" the path 'C:abusoftware0330401.symNAVNAV.MSI' cannot be found. Verify that you have access to this location and try again, or try to find the installation package 'NAV.MSI' in a folder from which you can install the product Norton Antivirus" if i cant take this out, i cant install my new antivirus. hopefully u could help me out here

Geraldask answered on 02/13/05:

Norton has its on unstall program that is listed under the "all proprams" menu under norton. I would reinstall norton and the remove it the way the program says thru unstall...If not you will have problems no matter what support says.
Good luck,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 02/11/05 - LOP.com and other junk!

I'm running XP Home with 4 accounts. I find a lot of these problem programs in my daughter's account that she has downloaded or has gone to websites that have this crap in them. How can LOP.com associated websites like search200.com and MY Web Search and others be in all of our accounts when they have been downloaded into hers? Or, is it possible that my wife and son don't know if they've gone somewhere where this LOP.com crap is and it goes into their accounts also?
Here's my HJT log file:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:14:16 AM, on 2/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32services.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe
C:Program FilesAheadInCDInCDsrv.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32LEXBCES.EXE
C:WINDOWSsystem32LEXPPS.EXE
C:WINDOWSsystem32spoolsv.exe
C:Program FilesAlwil SoftwareAvast4aswUpdSv.exe
C:Program FilesAlwil SoftwareAvast4ashServ.exe
C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgamsvr.exe
C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgupsvc.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32nvsvc32.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32RioMSC.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32tcpsvcs.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32snmp.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe
C:WINDOWSExplorer.EXE
C:WINDOWSSystem32wuauclt.exe
C:Documents and SettingsOwnerMy DocumentsHijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Search Bar = http://www.hjysempordppvwmbmrsundgp.net/nF...y0k8bnm3fG.html
R1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Search Bar = http://www.hjysempordppvwmbmrsundgp.net/nF...y0k8bnm3fG.html
R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings,ProxyServer = sas.r4.attbi.com:8000
R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.r4.attbi.com
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 6.0ReaderActiveXAcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:PROGRA~1SPYBOT~1SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:WINDOWSsystem32msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: AIM Search - {40D41A8B-D79B-43d7-99A7-9EE0F344C385} - C:Program FilesAIM ToolbarAIMBar.dll
O4 - HKLM..Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:WINDOWSSystem32NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O6 - HKCUSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerRestrictions present
O6 - HKCUSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerControl Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:Program FilesAIM ToolbarAIMBar.dll/aimsearch.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:Program FilesJavajre1.5.0_01binnpjpi150_01.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:Program FilesJavajre1.5.0_01binnpjpi150_01.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:Program FilesAIMaim.exe
O9 - Extra button: ICQ 4.1 - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:Program FilesICQLiteICQLite.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:Program FilesICQLiteICQLite.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:Program FilesMessengerMSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:Program FilesMessengerMSMSGS.EXE
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.windowsupdate.com
O16 - DPF: {2042B57E-6336-459E-B7CE-2A0F6C9E6AF8} (IEPlayInterface Class) - http://www.lotrdvd.com/dvdkey/extended_dvd...ds/iaieplay.dll
O16 - DPF: {F00F4763-7355-4725-82F7-0DA94A256D46} (IncrediMail) - http://www5.incredimail.com/contents/setup...p1/imloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {FA3662C3-B8E8-11D6-A667-0010B556D978} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) - http://cdn.digitalcity.com/_media/dalaillama/ampx.cab
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service - Unknown - C:Program FilesAlwil SoftwareAvast4aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown - C:Program FilesAlwil SoftwareAvast4ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: InCD Helper - Ahead Software AG - C:Program FilesAheadInCDInCDsrv.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:WINDOWSsystem32LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service - NVIDIA Corporation - C:WINDOWSSystem32nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Rio MSC Manager - Digital Networks North America, Inc. - C:WINDOWSSystem32RioMSC.exe

Any help will be appreciated,
Thanks, Jim

Geraldask answered on 02/11/05:

gtoman: My answer will repair you computer problem notw and maybe later. Try useing system to remove the junk..short fix. I would backup my data and boot on Xp CD and try a repair. Best way is to reformat and restore XP from scrach. Then have LONG talk with daughter. I had girls and sometimes it worked.

Best of LUCK

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 02/07/05 - RESTORE CD

i have an emachines 466is. the hard drive crashed so i bought another one. i used the restore cd that came with the pc and while it's running it shows a lot of paths saying "Can't find ........" then it stops and says your hard drive has been restored. remove disk and restart computer. when i did it goes to a C: prompt and thats it.
Don't these cd's have the OS on them?? they only have device drivers and their original programs?

Geraldask answered on 02/08/05:

you have regeresty problems goto google and look up fdisk and startup disk. It will tell you what to do in detail.

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gtoman asked on 01/31/05 - sending email to other workstations

I have a small wireless network and all the workstations have xp home. my wife opened a few email messages at the basestation pc and wanted to forward or send them to her same email account on the laptop. we all use Incredimail.
how can u move messages from one pc to another?

Geraldask answered on 02/01/05:

Scott is correct but, I must tell you about Incredimail... It is know to contain adware and spyware. With the conditions as they are on the web today I would not use it and pass this along to my group. I'm not being paranoid or I don't like to have fun... It just keep your computer system more secure with higher performance.

Gerald

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frankiee asked on 01/29/05 - desktop toolbar

On my desktop I have got this tool bar on the left side of the screen that has opions like: "folder tasks", "other places", "details".
I don't know how it got there and I do not know how to remove it. The kids say they don't know how it got there either.
Thanks

Geraldask answered on 01/30/05:

Frankiee,

When this kind of thing happens goto add/remove programs to see if it's there. Remove it.
Also goto run type "msconfig"...choose startup tab and uncheck anything that talks about toolbar or anystart up program you don't want to startup. All you need here is virus protection, spybot, adware, firewall, and maybe a special type of hardware like scanner or mouise.

Good Luck,

geraldask

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bethel asked on 01/28/05 - formatting hard drive

I followed the instructions to format my hard drive
(IBM Think Pad) and now I have a locked hard drive. I type in my password but nothing happens. HELP!

Geraldask answered on 01/29/05:

There is a password that you can clear and that is in the BIOS. As the machine is booting and the logo is on screen start taping the F8 key and you will get to a DOS TYPE screen JUST LOOK AROUND and don't change anything . By looking at the botton 1/3 of the screen you can see how the program functions. Go to the change or clear password screen. That may help. Another way to clear a password that is forgotten is to open the case and short a jumper. That information will be on-line of in your manuals.

Good luck. I still say if you have original CD's this will not cause a problem. Of course the data will be gone. IBM should still have replacement CD for about $15.00. I have gotten them for my customers before.

Gerald

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bethel asked on 01/26/05 - formatting drive

How do I format a c: hard drive ? Thanks

Geraldask answered on 01/26/05:

Sometimes a "good format" should that into consideration other steps. Go to google and search for "fdisk", "partition" This will give you a more complete understanding of what must be done somethimes before the format is done. This reading will be of benifit ti you.

Best to you,

Gerald

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bethel asked on 01/26/05 - defender pro anti-virus

Hello! I was running windows 2000 on an IBM Thinkpad.
I tried to install Defender Pro Anti-virus, now all I get is a blue screen flashing the a: prompt. What happened to my C: drive and cdrom:?I've tried booting in safe-mode but can't get to windows. It temporarly shows the win98/2000 screen when I use ctrl/alt/delete, but only for a split second and then returns to the a: prompt. how can I fix this problem?

Thanks for any help

Geraldask answered on 01/26/05:

To fix the problem:

01. Boot the Windows 2000 CD-ROM or Setup floppy disks.

02. When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R to repair the installation.

03. Press C to start the Recovery Console.

04. Type the installation number that you wish to repair and press Enter.

05. Type the administrator password that you provided when you installed Windows 2000 and press Enter.

06. Type cd winnt$ntuninstallq319733$ and press Enter.

07. Type copy advapi32.dll c:winntsystem32advapi32.dll and press Enter.

08. Press Y to confirm overwriting the file and press Enter.

09. Remove the media you used to start Setup.

10. Type exit and press Enter to restart your computer.

11. Reapply your latest Service Pack and all the current hotfixes.

NOTE: Winnt and C:Winnt refer to the location of Windows.

NOTE: Instead of step 11, you can download and install the Q319733 Security Roll Up Packag

This sounds like a Sasser Worm problem .I would run AVG, spybot, Adwair and anything elce you have to remove the problem. NEVER open an email from someone you don't know.

Berat to you,

Gerald

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luhayes asked on 01/22/05 - AOL screen now appears at startup

When I turn on my Win XP computer, I get the AOL 9.0 sign in screen. This only started today.

What can be done to simply get me to the desktop when I turn on the computer. AOL seems to be taking over my computer!

Geraldask answered on 01/22/05:

Luhayes,

Yes some programs tend to do that, and I think companies should leave personal computers PERSONAL. What can fix the problem is goto start/run/type"msconfig"/enter key/select start tab/remove all check marks that have AOL in the code. Restart computer and you should be home free. This will work with any program that tries to start up here. Really tha only thing you need are things like anti-virus/special thing like mouse or scanners.

Best to you each morning,

Gerald

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gtoman asked on 01/21/05 - MOffice not responding

I have XP Home and when anyone logs out of their accounts a message appears and stays there untill you click on Cancel or Close. It says "MOffice" "This program is not responding". I tried to find MOffice in the registry and didn't and in other programs either. What else can I do to find and delete it?
Another problem happened yesterday: When I boot the pc a small dialog box appears on the desktop saying Error File "MDATA.DAT not found". I click ok and it disappears. How can I stop that from happening?
Thanks, Jim

Geraldask answered on 01/21/05:

Dear gtoman, I don't know when the problem with MOffice started but I would use System Restore to save the day. It always works for me. If not use it to correct this last error, then try add/remove programs and then reinstall. Also use search and find to find the program and delet it. You can also use Windows Explorer. Bottom line you have several ways to work the problem. If I can help more.."Pick up the phone and give us a call!"

Good Luck,

Gerald

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Raging asked on 01/11/05 - pinging

When you ping an IP address & the stats for it come back & generally say



Packets: sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% Loss) this is pretty normal,



What does it mean if you ping an IP address that states packets: sent = 4, received = 3, Lost = 0 (0% loss).


a)Anyone have any ideas on this?
b)What is meant by destination host is unreachable?

Geraldask answered on 01/11/05:

Raging,

My best answer is to goto google and type "what are computer pings". You can then get all levels of answers to your questions.

Berat to you each morning,

Gerldask

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gtoman asked on 01/10/05 - WindowsME upgrade to XP Home

my aunt has an older dell dimension 600 series pc. i installed XP Home upgrade and everything works fine except she can't login to her MSN internet account and her MSN email. she said it's showing she currently has MSN vs. 8. do u think the problem could be solved if she gets an MSN vs.9.0 cd for upgrade? her main problem is she can get online after 2 or 3 tries (she has old dialup) but it only goes to her MSN homepage and won't open any programs. she's called MSN and Dell for help and she said all the MSN phone numbers she's tried don't connect to them. thats weird! dell didn't give her any helpful answers either.
any help will be appreciated. Jim

Geraldask answered on 01/10/05:

gtoman,

I hope you will not give me a bad grade for my answer but, you did not do you aunt a favior by changing the operating system. That vintage computer was desingned for Windows ME not XP. You will never get the performance out of the manchine with XP. I suggest doing a system restore and go back to ME.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Richelle asked on 01/04/05 - Harddrives

Where can i purchase harddrive that already have an os installed and come with a recovery disk.
Is their a supplier for such a drive.

happy Newyear

Richard

Geraldask answered on 01/04/05:

Richelle,

Ther is an answer but it would be if you were replacing a particular model of a brand name like compacq or dell etc. You would have to show proof of ownership of the op. If not the price would have to be much higher. Talk to a customer service person for the make of computer. If it was custom built you are probability out of luck.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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frankiee asked on 12/30/04 - computer shareware

recently i deleted kazaa lite 2.4.3.from our computer.in error.i went on line and downloaded another version and for some reason when it comes up the search will not work. it says it is connecting but is not. i then download morpheus and also e donkey to see if they would work.same thing is happening-they download fine,i open them but the page that comes up is the server is not connecting.does anyone know why? we have heard that there are fake kazaa's out there and maybe we downloaded one of these,im not sure what those symptoms would be if we had.is it that we are unable to connect now??? thanks

Geraldask answered on 12/30/04:

frankiee.

I also use kazaa but the version to use now is Kazaa Resurrection. I do not download copywritted material.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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luhayes asked on 12/29/04 - 1 GB Memorex USB keychain drive

I just purchased a new 1 gb Memorex USB keychain drive.

My laptop with Win XP recognizes it OK.

My deaktop with Win XP won't recognize it however it does recognize 2 smaller keychain drives I have used on this system.

I have tried plugging the new USB drive directly into the original USB port on the computer but still no luck.

Any ideas?

Geraldask answered on 12/29/04:

luhayes,

It should just plug in. My question is HAS it ever worked on any system. I'm not sure if this question is tied to the other you worte about this subject but if does not work under all conditions then you may have a bad device.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 12/29/04 - Search Now! and search200

i have 4 accounts set up in xp home. whenever my wife goes in hers she click on internet explorer icon and this stupid big task bar appears at the bottom of the desktop. when i right click on it shows the name http://search200/passthrough/pass2.html and Search Now! for the name of it. i've gone in the registry and found it in there as well as Lop.com and deleted them. i'll log out of her acc't and go in mine then check in the registries of my kids accounts and it's not in there nor does it appear in their desktops. when i go back into my wifes acc't and click on inet xplor icon the stupid thing reappers!!! how can i get rid of it in her account???? thanks. Jim

Geraldask answered on 12/29/04:

Jim,

You also want to goto the start button goto run. Type "msconfig". Select the startup tab. Look to see if any of the entrys have anything to do with this task bar and uncheck the box. Restart the system and it will not start up again.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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craigchamberlain asked on 12/21/04 - Microsoft Word 2000

hi everyone,
I clicked on the W on my toolbar for microsoft word and it started to copy the page I had on my screen and now if I click on file in microsoft word and click on that web site it copied it says transfering file, now I want to delete it but don't know how so I would like to know if someone can tell me how to delete it.
I thought when I clicked on file and right clicked the page something would pop up saying delete but nothing happens
thanks,
Craig

Geraldask answered on 12/26/04:

to delet the document on the hd you should be able to point to the name of the document in the folder in which it resides/ right click/delete.

If that does not work let me know.

Geraldask

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violet0019 asked on 12/25/04 - SEEKING A WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR: "RELAX SEAT"


I would like to have the website address for a company that manufactures the "RELAX SEAT" (designed for orthopedic back problems). I found out that a company called ABUNDANCE OF EFFICIENCY, in Thornhill, Ontario Canada, are the manufacturers. HELP PLEASE? THANKS

Geraldask answered on 12/26/04:

violet0019,
orthopedic manufacture Thornhill, Ontario canada
using this google search I had some hits.
I have even call a business in the ares not related and found what I wanted becaused the person I spoke to knew the answer. On line yellow book or their local chamber of commerence make get you a phone number. Happy hutting, hope I helped.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/25/04 - emulators for modems

does anyone know of any websites that have emulations for dlink 302g's, 504g's & g604T's.


Thank you.




Geraldask answered on 12/26/04:

Again google to the solve your problem. I looked the first on up and got the info I'm sure the answer of the second is there as will.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/25/04 - APIPA

1. what does APIPA stand for? what's it purpose, i do know that if a DHCP server shows 169.254 it means it is wrong.



Geraldask answered on 12/26/04:

Raging,

Again goto google "apipa" to answer you question. Also search on DHCP.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/25/04 - loopback

1. what is the purpose of pinging the loopback address 127.0.0.1? ie. i know that if this fails that the configuration for the local machine is not correct. don't really understand it though?

Geraldask answered on 12/26/04:

Raging,
Pinging is a simple command line proceedure to test internet connection.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/25/04 - purpose of WINS

1. what is the purpose of enabling WINS?
2. What configuration should be added to WINS sever under the Wins tab?

Geraldask answered on 12/26/04:

Raging,
Goto google type "enable wins" and your answer will be there.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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fredg asked on 12/18/04 - Opinions Wanted; Computing Technology

Hello,
A person asked this question here at Answerway:
sometimes my toshiba laptop slows down at any program i'm using. i go into Task Mangager and then under the the Processes tab it shows 100% usage at the bottom of it so i have to reboot the pc to run normal. why does it do this?

This was my answer:
What is your windows version, like 98, xp, etc.
How much RAM do you have??
You are running out of memory; trying to run too many things in the background.
Go to Start/Run, then type in MSCONFIG.
Click on the StartUp tab.
Look to the left to see all the programs that start up when you boot up the computer.
You probably don't need all of them.
Things like "auto update" isn't really needed; you can do those manually.
Look to see if programs start up that you don't need.
Left click on one to uncheck it...if you need it, then you can place a checkmark by it later.
Merry Christmas,
fredg

This was another volunteer's (who shall remain nameless) rating of my answer. He gave me a rating of 2, using this reason:
He's not running out of memory, just processing cycles.

The asker gave a rating of 5 for my answer. The other volunteer gave a rating of 2, calling it "running out of processing cycles".

In my opinion, and many computer experts, the words "running out of processing cycles" and "RAM" are directly related; so much so, that they are used many times interchangeably.

QUESTION:
In your opinion, do you think the other volunteer should have rated me a 2, based on the above?
(The above are copied and pasted exactly word-for-word).
I will appreciate all opinions/answers.
Thank you,
and I wish you all a very Happy Holidays,
fredg






Geraldask answered on 12/18/04:

Happy Holidays fredg,

Your answer is a 100% 5 star in my opinion. I would have even answered in the same ORDER. I guess Santa is going to leave coal to someone this year.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 12/15/04 - incredimail and yahoo mail

hi can i "copy" my contacts , address book from yahoo messenger to incredimail , often the contacts are not copied correctly hence what the procedure?

Geraldask answered on 12/17/04:

dear Prakash,

POP in my opinion is more the industry standard as will being a top performer, with a wide compliance with the IP's of choice the answer is clearly POP.

For me the decision of who is the winner and still champion in ALL browers was made VERY quickly. Although Firefox and other many new up and comming products and becomming popular I just feel better knowing that the microsoft Internet Explorer is still the winner hands down.

Reasons: Security, Security, Security. I love the tools, cross combability with computer standard software and hardware. Oh yes, the Operating system wizzards make life so easy, and I'm not the kind of user that likes to reinvent the wheel.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 12/15/04 - incredimail and yahoo mail

hi can i "copy" my contacts , address book from yahoo messenger to incredimail , often the contacts are not copied correctly hence what the procedure?

Geraldask answered on 12/16/04:

Prakask,

I always give the best answer I can based on 27 years in computers and being involved with many user and different apps over the years you see trends and I try to form unbisied opinions. I know of many horror stories connected with the use of incredmail in making you a better target for spam, virus, spyware, and overall system corruption.I know it looks like a great program and there are systems that don't or have not yet had a problem so far. My advice is to use IE, Netscape, or Firefox and learn the proceedures in those programs tool that will thew same result but on a safer platform.


Best to you,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 12/15/04 - AVG Antivirus questions

I ran the test this morning and it found 2 viruses. Trojan Horses PSW.Bisby.A and PSW.Bisby.B.In the Status Column it show both of them are Infected,Embedded Objects. I've searched on how to Quarantine or Remove them and it doesn't do either one.
Any help will be appreciated,
Jim

Geraldask answered on 12/16/04:

gtoman,
Load AVG got5 help/index/type "AVG Control Center- Main Scarrn/display. I would never Quarantine but delete and I also delete the auto Quarantine file AVG makes also.''

Best to you,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 12/14/04 - 100% usage

sometimes my toshiba laptop slows down at any program i'm using. i go into Task Mangager and then under the the Processes tab it shows 100% usage at the bottom of it so i have to reboot the pc to run normal. why does it do this?

Geraldask answered on 12/15/04:

Dear gtoman,

Other answers correct. I would add goto google serach for AVG virus protection, and Spybott. Download and run (severial times to remove any JUNK that may be slowing you down. Many laps need more memore added. Also goto start/all programs/accessores/system tools/ and Defrag you HD offten. If you have not been doing these things it will help in performance. If you have a screen scaver turn it off so the defrag will run correctly. If you have xp turn off all the eye candy in display properties found in control pannel.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 12/14/04 - 100% usage

sometimes my toshiba laptop slows down at any program i'm using. i go into Task Mangager and then under the the Processes tab it shows 100% usage at the bottom of it so i have to reboot the pc to run normal. why does it do this?

Geraldask answered on 12/15/04:

Dear gtoman,

Other answers correct. I would add goto google serach for AVG virus protection, and Spybott. Download and run (severial times to remove any JUNK that may be slowing you down. Many laps need more memore added. Also goto start/all programs/accessores/system tools/ and Defrag you HD offten. If you have not been doing these things it will help in performance. If you have a screen scaver turn it off so the defrag will run correctly. If you have xp turn off all the eye candy in display properties found in control pannel.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 12/14/04 - 100% usage

sometimes my toshiba laptop slows down at any program i'm using. i go into Task Mangager and then under the the Processes tab it shows 100% usage at the bottom of it so i have to reboot the pc to run normal. why does it do this?

Geraldask answered on 12/15/04:

Dear gtoman,

Other answers correct. I would add goto google serach for AVG virus protection, and Spybott. Download and run (severial times to remove any JUNK that may be slowing you down. Many laps need more memore added. Also goto start/all programs/accessores/system tools/ and Defrag you HD offten. If you have not been doing these things it will help in performance. If you have a screen scaver turn it off so the defrag will run correctly. If you have xp turn off all the eye candy in display properties found in control pannel.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 12/13/04 - new mouse problem

i bought a mouse and on the box it shows cd-rom drive in system requirments. i opened the box and theres a FLOPPY! my laptop doesn't have a floppy drive! is it possible i could go to my other pc and burn the drivers from the floppy to a cd so i can install them onto the laptop?
thanks,Jim

Geraldask answered on 12/13/04:

All your answers are good and so are Scotts, but if I paid money for a product I would want the product I purchased... so it may be easier and better for you in the long run to go back to the store.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/09/04 - removal

Hi I am a teacher, my OS is XP Home & upon me going away some of my students have got into my laptop & browsed pornographic websites & now I have some icon instant access to the right of my screen & a lot of pop ups of very OFFENSIVE sites constantly popping up.

How can I get rid of the pop ups (is there any software) & the instant access to the right side of my task bar where the clock is & how can I make security on my computer tighter so that this doesn't happen again??

Geraldask answered on 12/10/04:

Dear Raging,

Some major points have been overlooked to help you. Go to start run type "msconfig" go to the start tab and look for things that look funny to you you can right back if not sure but sometimes thes things put a start program here. Go to internet right click go to properities delete cookies files and clear history. If you have XP you may have to go back to a time before the computer was used. Run spybot, adawair, and ave to keep it clean.

Hope this helps,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 12/05/04 - Modems DLINK G604T

Does anyone know any sites or can explain clearly how to set this up wirelessly, i can connect these to one computer fine but to do wirelessy i need more assistance & any information on this would be a great help.

Thank you.

Geraldask answered on 12/06/04:

Dear Raging,

Here is more info:

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Luis122083 asked on 11/24/04 - Infrared Remote Control PC's

I want to turn on a PC just like you turn on a tv set. Where can I get information on building or buying a irda receiver that I can adapt to turn on my pc with a remote control.

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Raging asked on 12/04/04 - dvd writers

with use of a dvd writer are you able to use normal programs like record new to copy dvds, record now is used for cd's but would it really matter as nero express 6 i d'nt find too good.

Geraldask answered on 12/05/04:

Dear Raging,

I would never tell someone what they like or dislike, but which program in Nero did you use . If you did not try Nero burning rom give it a try. A simple wizard and explorier drop and drag interface IT'S THE BOMB.

good day,


Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 12/01/04 - Article in PC World mag.

In the Oct. 2004, pg 174, their article about Keep Viruses, Worms and Spyware off your PC is very a good article and explains good safety but it applies to Internet Explorer. I'm using Mozilla Firefox. Would what they talk about apply also to it? If so, what's the proceedure for changing these settings in Firefox?
Thanks, Jim

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craigchamberlain asked on 12/03/04 - books downloaded

hi everyone,
this might be a stupid question but when a person see's a book to download how does the person that has the book put it on the internet?
Someone told me that they scan each page but that doesn't seem right to me because I would think that would take to long to that.
thanks,
Craig

Geraldask answered on 12/04/04:

Dear craigchamberlain,
First off there are NO stupid questions..we welcome questions. Also you are right about scanning every page and the time it would take. Many most all written publications or any sort have electronic verisions at creation so that data is easly moved in and out on many formats with easy. Scott is correct if you are buying.

Fredq is also right on the money.

Good Day and Good Luck,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 12/01/04 - Article in PC World mag.

In the Oct. 2004, pg 174, their article about Keep Viruses, Worms and Spyware off your PC is very a good article and explains good safety but it applies to Internet Explorer. I'm using Mozilla Firefox. Would what they talk about apply also to it? If so, what's the proceedure for changing these settings in Firefox?
Thanks, Jim

Geraldask answered on 12/03/04:

Dear gtoman,
The best products are on the web (free). Search for spybot, adware,spyblaster, and zonealarm. Use them and update daily and you will be much safer from attack.

Good Day,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 11/18/04 - 2 WEIRD popups. how do you fix or get rid of them?

I have XP Home with 4 family user accounts. when one of us goes into our account a large search bar appears at the bottom of the desktop. the choices in it are Make Money, Investing, Music,Travel,Casino,Mortgage, and others listings. When i right click in the bar a dialog box appears and at the bottom of it i click on Properties and the title is Search Now! and the URL address is http://search200.com/passthrough/newpass.html. What is this and how can I get rid of it?

Also, at different times a dialog box just appears. It's called 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem and under the heading it says C:DOCUME~1OwnerLOCALS~1Temp19167eB.exe
C:WindowsSystem32AUTOEXEC.NT. The system is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
Any help fixing these will be appreciated.
Thanks, Jim

Geraldask answered on 12/01/04:

Dear gtoman,

Go to start run and type "msconfig" then click startup.
This is a list of programs that load in memory on startup.

You don't need anything but firewalls, virus protection, and special programs for items connected to your computer. Other that that uncheck them one by one till the program goes away. If you are not sure of one look it up in google and it will tell you what it does. The less the better believe me.

Good day,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/19/04 - MCDST

is there anywhre on websites to find mcdst past exams to practise?

thank you.

Geraldask answered on 12/01/04:

Dear Raging,

Here is a google page I found for you.




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Richelle asked on 11/30/04 - waterproof ink

I am looking for waterproof ink for my Canon I850 or something that i can use to make my wedding & Postcard prints water resistant.
Is their such a product.

Regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 12/01/04:

Hi Richelle,

You have wonderful news and good luck at the big event. Your problem is the these photoes are important and just the short turm photo life is not as much as the problem of what they will look like 20 years from now. My suggestion is to burn you photoes to CD's thak them to Walmart where they will make you 5X7's for $0.19 a piece.


Good Day,

Geraldask

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Richelle asked on 11/30/04 - waterproof ink

I am looking for waterproof ink for my Canon I850 or something that i can use to make my wedding & Postcard prints water resistant.
Is their such a product.

Regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 12/01/04:

Hi Richelle,

You have wonderful news and good luck at the big event. Your problem is the these photoes are important and just the short turm photo life is not as much as the problem of what they will look like 20 years from now. My suggestion is to burn you photoes to CD's thak them to Walmart where they will make you 5X7's for $0.19 a piece.


Good Day,

Geraldask

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excon asked on 11/30/04 - email backup


Hello experts:

I want to back up my email. Where do I find it stored on my hard drive? I have windows xp.

Thanks,

Geraldask answered on 12/01/04:

excon,

Search google for a program outlook express backup wizzard it will really do the job and it's free ans easy to use.

Good luck,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/30/04 - Imovie in Quicktime

Hi I'm not sure if anyone will know how to do this but if you do I would be very greatful for an answer.

My question is how do you play Imovie files/clips (from Macintosh) in Quicktime on a Toshiba Laptop PC?

Also can anyone advise of further resources that detail matters on the above subject, links to websites..etc any information would be very greatful.

Thanking you.

Geraldask answered on 12/01/04:

Raging,

To get the best performance out of your software remember these HARDWARE issues. If you have XP go to system/performance/click for adjust for performance. Then advanced virtual memory and if you have 512 or more adjust so both settings egual 2 1/2 time you memory. Keep you HD defraged.

You can also go to www.blackviper.com for more.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 11/29/04 - problem opening hypertext

when i'm at a website and i click on the underlined blue text to go to another website i have to hold down the shift key and push the enter key at the same time. if i don't hold the shift key nothing happens. how can i fix this?
thanks, Jim

Geraldask answered on 11/30/04:

gloman,
The first thing I would check is setting in mouse under control panel. Then check under folder options and check single click, open a separate window, underline when I point. These settings may or may not effect you problem directly, but they work the best for me. Also try another mouse.

Best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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mkparker asked on 11/26/04 - Adobe Acrobat Error, Multiple Profiles in Windows XP

I can no longer open PDF files in my profile in Windows XP. My husband and daughter who also use the same computer are able to long in under their profiles and view these PDFs. I get the error message "Could not find Acrobat External Window Handler." I have Norton Anti-virus s/w and disabled it before uninstalling and reinstalling Reader 5.0. I have checked to make sure I have all necessary Plug-Ins, I have attempted to open documents directly from Adobe Reader (versus opening through IE) and nothing seems to work. The only thing I can think is that my profile has somehow become corrupted. Any ideas?

Mary

Geraldask answered on 11/26/04:

Dear mkparker,

Norton time after time has caused many problems with windows like this. If you can do a system restore to before the problem started you may be OK. If not delete Acrobat products and download them again or get it off some of the software you have purchased in the past because of the size of the files if you don't have high speed.

I would then "UNINSTALL" not delete Norton and began using AVG, Spybot, Spyblaster, and Zonealarm. All are free with daily updates and are superior to Norton.

Good Day and Good Luck,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/23/04 - updating virus signatures

if using applications like eTrust 7.0 for PCs as virus protection & not being able to download signatures from www3.ca.com/support/vicdownload & it does not do the trick, what would be the next corrective step of action to take?

Geraldask answered on 11/25/04:

Raging,

Google the product and see what other sites are offered for update.

Try AVG it's free and does the job plus you can get updates everyday.

Good Day,

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 11/16/04 - Error message

Hi ! For the past few weeks every time I start my computer I get the following Error message in a window on my desktop.

RUNDLL
ERROR LOADING C:ProgramFilesWildTangentApps|CDAcdaEngine0400.dll
The specified module cannot be found
Ok

How do I get rid of this ?? Thank you

Geraldask answered on 11/16/04:

Dear Skyee,

If you are a gammer you may not like my answer ... but ... WildTangentApps are connected with on line games, so far OK. The problem is that they are full of spyware and can "blow up" your computer at any time. I would go to google and search for adware and spybot and run them with fingers crossed. They may fix the system if it's not to broken. Then do a search on the system and delete anything that looks like it is connected to WildTangent (be sure to check add/remove programs.

If you operating system allows for a System Restore do one but you can't ever go back past the date or you'll get it again.

I hope you don't have to reformat and reinstall.

Best of luck each morning,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/12/04 - Nero Express 6

Hi I am trying to use Nero Express 6 to burn dvd's but I have had no luck, I click on copy disc & use the F drive (dvd writer/burner) it copies & asks me to save it.

What do I do from here to get it onto a cd???

Help would be much appreciated.

Geraldask answered on 11/13/04:

Dear Raging,

If you are going from a DVD to a CD as you say in your question ... realize a CD will not hold as much data as a DVD. Therefore you will probablely need to drop & drag the files and folders. also If you only have one burning device (F) make sure it will read and write CD's and DVD's but while in Nero if you start with DVD format you stay in DVD format... Same with CD format. DVD copy plus may be the program for you, but they have been shut down.


Hope that helps some.. you will need to search the web to find a similal program that can switch formats and make sure your device can do the job.

Best to you,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/07/04 - printing issues.

hi i am using a toshiba laptop & i want to connect it to my brother 1260 pritner, i am on the windows xp operating system & have not had service pack 2 installed.

how can i connect my laptop to my printer, would appreicate help, websites & anything that may help.

Geraldask answered on 11/07/04:

Raging,

Hello again. sp2 should not be an issue here. Usb connections are trickie sometimes! The order of connection is usually as follows: Load software then load hardware after a restart. It should be in the setup guide. If that's not it then follow paultech. Also has the printer worked with xp before. If not there may be a printer driver just for that device and xp.

Let me know your sucess,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/07/04 - printing issues.

hi i am using a toshiba laptop & i want to connect it to my brother 1260 pritner, i am on the windows xp operating system & have not had service pack 2 installed.

how can i connect my laptop to my printer, would appreicate help, websites & anything that may help.

Geraldask answered on 11/07/04:

Raging,

Hello again. sp2 should not be an issue here. Usb connections are trickie sometimes! The order of connection is usually as follows: Load software then load hardware after a restart. It should be in the setup guide. If that's not it then follow paultech. Also has the printer worked with xp before. If not there may be a printer driver just for that device and xp.

Let me know your sucess,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 11/07/04 - 2 virus programs

i had to deal with an issue & that is a friend of mine had installed norton ontop of having a functional etrust (inoculation) virus program running. i got her to go into safe mode but was not able to remove nortons or etrust via this method. so i found the removal tool for removing nortions 2002 from the symantec website & advised her to download it save onto disk & then start her pc that is having problems in safe mode with the networking option that should remove it. are there other things i can try?
the operating system is winxp & is using professional edition.

thanking you.

Geraldask answered on 11/07/04:

Raging,

This may not sound much like a good answer, but then again nortan (in many people's opinion) is not much of s program. I have run up agance the same thing severial times.
Using windows explorer from accessores goto program and delete all norton files.

Many people use zone alarm..which is a free verision of a program just like etrust. I would also suggest going to google and getting avg antivirus, spybot, and adaware.

The best to you each morning,

Geraldask

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curiousz asked on 11/02/04 - Audio driver error

Hi.... I have a Dell PE400SC server with Windows XP, and I was able to install the sound driver (SoundMax) fine the first time I installed Windows XP (I used the Windows 2000 driver, I assumed it was pretty much the same since it did not have a Windows XP driver), but now I am trying to resinstall it after a cleanup, and for some reason, it keeps giving an error message when the driver files are trying to install (after having unzipped) saying "Driver not found.... please reboot the computer..." I also tried downloading the most current driver from the Dell site, 65249.exe, and it does the same thing. I also tried downloading and installing another version of the driver used in one of the Dell Dimension I think 2400 system someone told me, with a similar error, it worked for them, but no success. Am I missing a simple setting somewhere? The onboard sound did work on this 400sc, 2.26 ghz P4. The only other thing I can think of is that I used to use a Soundblaster card with this system, hooked it up with the DVD writer, but I took out the card now and using the onboard sound instead. Thanks!

P.S. Yes I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but that was not successful for the sound devices.

Geraldask answered on 11/03/04:

Dear curiousz,

If you are using on board sound go into the BIOS and enable on board sound.

If that does do not work goto add hardware and see if you can enable the device if it's not in device manager.

Still not OK restore software to factory original setting.

Still not ok contact Dell if in warrenty.

Good Luck.

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 11/01/04 - zonealarm and other utilites

zonealarm and other utilites
hi scott
first of all sorry for taking time to reply , i had my exams ..

ok as per your (and other experts )advice i have installed spybot and adaware which are spyware removal tools
and a third software known as Tweak Now regcleaner

one question is that is is safe to delete the items which these utilities find??

i am a novice, hence blindly hit the blindly hit the delete button when spybot , adaware or tweaknow regcleaner finds some thing

secondly...
i wanted to ask you about zonealarm
firstly i use a dial up connection secondly if i use zonealarm i will use the free version which is only a firewall , i already have norton antivirus

so .. it is feasible to install zonealarm ?, also will it block a hacker who.. from another computer tries to enter my computer ??

just educate me a little about thie firewall thing

thanks
PM

Geraldask answered on 11/03/04:

Dear Prakash,

Yes delete all the items spybot, spyware and with Tweak Now only make changes with in the ranges given and do just a few at a time so if the system goes away you will know what to change back.

As far as zonealarm set it up to ask every program in and out, and if you are useing Word and you get a message that Real Player is trying to get in deny... and you should be good to go.

Good Day,

Geraldask

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tcd1952 asked on 10/31/04 - Iding a motherboard

I know my motherboard is made by PCchips. is there a way to tell what board is with out taking the computer apart. I think it is a m810lr
Tom

Geraldask answered on 10/31/04:

Tom,

Go to google search for cpu-z application. Download it and run. It will give you motherboard info and a whole lot more.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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tcd1952 asked on 10/31/04 - Iding a motherboard

I know my motherboard is made by PCchips. is there a way to tell what board is with out taking the computer apart. I think it is a m810lr
Tom

Geraldask answered on 10/31/04:

Tom,

Go to google search for cpu-z application. Download it and run. It will give you motherboard info and a whole lot more.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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Ccl471 asked on 10/29/04 - Employment in Various IT Careers

I saw on the news a few months ago that a certain IT job was outsourced to India. I think it was software engineering. They said that the American company that outsourced the job would rather pay an Indian software engineer something like around $22,000 a year to do the job than pay an American to do the job here for, what is it, like $64,000 to $70,000+ that software engineers get paid here?

Well, I'm considering changing careers, and I think I might want to do maybe something like computer networking or maybe database administration. I imagine those jobs can't be outsourced because those jobs require somebody to be present here, where the computer networks and systems are located, right? I mean, you can't have someone in India administer a network located at a company here in the U.S. or have someone in India administer the database of a computer network located here either, right?

Or am I mistaken? Can networking or database administration jobs be outsourced? And are these two careers vulnerable to layoffs during economic recessions?


Many thanks,

C.L.

Geraldask answered on 10/29/04:

Dear C.L.,

I am going answer your question in a different way.

Other aspects of any career should be considered. Things such as advancement, job security, working conditions, benifits, etc. make up a big part of what a job is or can be. You will probability start on place and end up in a another. The days of working the same job for 35 years and retireing are gone.

With that being said, there is also a nother item that you must consider and that is the PRODUCE that only you can produce. As an indivual and that part of you that makes you , you and no one elce. Your work ethetic, creativity, and ability to solve problems. That is what gives you the competivitive edge in todays world and if you can demonstrate that

"THE MONEY WILL COME"

Hope this is some help

Geraldask

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Ggillcom asked on 10/27/04 - error message

After removing Win XP,modem on my computer,I installed Win 98 and use another modem.Everything went well,except that every time I start my computer,I get this error message:"Cannot find a device file that may be needed to run Windows or a Windows application.....this device file no longer exists.Try uninstalling the associated application.....or try reinstalling....
vnetbios.vxd......press a key to continue".
I have to Press a key then Windows will start.

Geraldask answered on 10/27/04:

iF YOU HAD THE xp FORMAT IN fat 32 AND REMOVED PARTISIONS AND REFORMATTED THEM UNDER WIN 98 AND THE MODEM IS A 98 DEVICE IT SHOULD WORK BUT YOU HAVE TO DO THE STEPS ABOVE. IF IT WAS FORMATED IN NTFS YOU WILL HAVE TO DO SPOECIAL THINGS BUT IT WILL BE BETTER TO STAY WITH XP.

Caps key locked. Good Luck...


Geraldask

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fredg asked on 09/24/04 - Follow-up on XP and Secure sites

Hi,
Here is a website for some more things to try.

http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/troub-10.html

Best of luck,
fredg

Geraldask answered on 10/26/04:

fixed problem by using foxfire.

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Raging asked on 10/25/04 - service pack 2

what is the safest way to download service pack 2.


like if u started to install it & click cancel what effect does this have on the PC or operating system?

Geraldask answered on 10/26/04:

Microsoft suggest getting thur auto download. If you have broadband or dial up go to the microsoft site and find the free CD Mirosoft will ship free.. order . In a week before you install MAKE A system restore and then install. If all your programs work then you are home free. If not you can change it back.

Best to you,

Geraldask

PS if you cancel it's NOT installed

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gtoman asked on 10/22/04 - ALPHA SHIELD

I have a small wireless network and i set encryption to WPA instead of WEP for tighter security but I kept having problems with a couple of the pc's not going online and at other times all 4 didn't find each other. I tried WEP but it's not as safe as WPA and it didn't work well either. I heard of a product called Alpha Shield. I checked it out and bought it. Now, it's a firewall, blocks all 3rd party pop-ups, makes your pc invisible to hackers, stops MS Blast, My Doom and similar worms and has 100% guaranteed security. With everything it does, isn't my wireless network as safe as it would be if I had WEP or WPA encryption working?
Thanks,Jim

Geraldask answered on 10/25/04:

If you set the encripition to over 64 that may have caused your first problem. I don't thank anyone will get by the security that you have decribied. Ask yourselp who do you thank is trying to hack you. To get into your wireless system a hacker would have to find you (physical location) then they would have to pull up into you driveway or something like that (to be in range which is not much outside your home) and then try to hack your system. I thank you are OK. Just keep the system updated.

Good Day,

Geraldask

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gtoman asked on 10/23/04 - BIG white section!!

I'm have XP Home setup with 3 accounts. I have them setup with Mozilla Firefox being the web browser.When my wife goes to her home page, which is setup as her business company login page, all of the web pages and her destop are full size but when she enters her login name and password it won't open into her business account.
So, I changed her web browser back to Inet Xplorer and when goes to her homepage, a big empty white section appears at the bottom of all the pages, even her desktop. When I right click in the big white section a dialog box opens then I go down to Properties another dialog box appears and it shows the Address:(URL) as http://lop.com/passthrough/newpass2.html. Whatever this thing is it, must be causing this big white section to be there. How and where can I get rid of this problem so a full size desktop and web pages will appear without this giant white section being there?? I went into the registry and searched for lop.com and it doesn't find it so I can't delete it there.
Thanks for any help, Jim

Geraldask answered on 10/25/04:

I tried your web address in both Internet explorer and firefox and it is invalided. That is you problem. Ste your properties to a valid address and it should work. Then try to find the correct address you want.

Good day,

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 10/13/04 - Shortcuts lost

Hi I've managed to lose all my shortcuts on the computer, is there anyway to get them back, does anyone know.

Cheers.

Geraldask answered on 10/15/04:

you would have not deleted them I don't think. Use Windows System Restore Windows ME-XP and go back to a date they shoe up.

Hope that helps you out..I would die withont short cuts.

Geraldask

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Raging asked on 10/13/04 - Outlook express 6

lately i have been getting the enter ur username & password box but it hangs & doesn't allow me to recieve email.

i wan to know how to get rid of this pop up?

what i have done:
established that registry may perhaps be corrupted as outlook is pretty much a detected storage system.
i went to start run -> regedit but i dn't know where to go from there on in, i think it's hkey_current_user
expanded that than "software" (expanded) than ms (expanded) & got protected storage system provider - expanded this & found 1 item, i clicked on the folder that said sh5... & exported it (saved).
re-started but it did not work.

is there an easier option, i'm pretty sure there is as have done this before but cannot remember?

Geraldask answered on 10/15/04:

one cause of this problem is incorrect data in your outlook express setup. THINK have you made any changes in any screens. It would be very have to say in this format but if you call you IP provider and let them walk you thur the correct setup I bet you will find the problem.

Hope the easy fix works,

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 10/15/04 - Zonealarm

dear experts
i have a pentium 4 , 1.5 ghz based pc and am a normal home internet user

i have a registered copy of norton antivirus ..

recently my friend told me the importance of having a firewall , and how it stops spyware etc

i asked my pc guy and he said that , i should keep any one , either norton antivirus 2004 or zone alarm
the trouble is that , if install zonealarm it will be the trial version
he told me that
if i keep both my pc will slow down dramatically , i think he is right , my friend has a pc with the same config as mine , he had both and his pc slowed down considerbly
pls advice
thanks
prakash

Geraldask answered on 10/15/04:

Paul and Scott are correct. I not very hot on the norton products and I would use caution anyone too use the "one button FIX feature" if you have the entire suite. Don't think that just because zonealarm is free it does not do the trick. IT'S superior but to get complete protection you have to set it up so the program will not allow any activity unless you say so. If that is too much troble then have someone hack your system and reformat your drive. You have to be as serious as the people trying to distroy systems. My advice run
1:zonealarm with allow on every program and deney anything trying to get into your system.
2:turn off all auto downloads and manualy download to all software and updates(also Windows)at least every 3rd day.
3:Use AVG for virus protection.
4:run norton also.
5:run adaware and spybot 1.3 resident and spyblaster.

You may think its a lot of troble but if you get into a program and follow thru it's better than rebulding a system.

Good Day,

Geraldask

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lowell3 asked on 10/02/04 - browsers not browsing

Can someone please help me, none of my browsers are connecting (internet explorer, Opera) everytime I type in a web address all i get is the error cant fing page over and over again. I used spybot search and destroy as well as ad aware even Ispfix to try and resolve this problem but yet still no luck at all. HELPP
im using windows 98

Geraldask answered on 10/03/04:

If you are on dialup make sure you are connecting by using hyperterminal found in accories under communcations. If you are on cable or DSL call customer service to seeif they can see your device. Then it would be a matter of havind all settings correct. Right click you icon go to properties and set all settings to defalt. More latter if necessary.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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Prakash asked on 09/29/04 - picture editing

hey experts
i downloaded pics from my digital camera to my computer , it opened using windows picture and fax viewer
unfortunately some pictres were taken during sunset and they have come dark ..
is there some where or some software to increase the brightness , sharpness and other propeties of a picture
thanks
Prakash

Geraldask answered on 09/30/04:

The best idea is to use the software that cam with the device. If it did not come with any contact the vendor and explain you problem. Mant times as a customer service that will provide you something either free or at a very low price so you can get use out of you produce.

Good Luck.

Geraldask

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excon asked on 09/29/04 - Servers


Hello Experts:

I play online poker at a popular online casino. At any given time, they say they have 50,000 people online playing at xxx tables. I added up the money they must be making and I about XXX.

I am curious, however, about how many servers would be required for a site like that. 3 or 4? 20-50. A couple hundred? What?

excon

Geraldask answered on 09/30/04:

Just a side note. I am an old poker player myself.. but never online. I know that there are efforts to make it 100% legal so that the government can tax it to raise money.

Have a good hand on me.

Geraldask

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COUSINJOHN asked on 08/18/04 - midi sound files

Out of the clear blue I have lost my ability to insert sound files (midi) in my emails. It just stopped for no apparent reason. I have a Windows 98 SE and am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks, COUSINJOHN

Geraldask answered on 09/11/04:

Go to control pannel/system/device manager and check to see if you have any error signs on sound. Be on the safe side and remove the device only if you have the driver for the device and also write the name down. If you have on-board sound the driver will probabily be in windows. Rebot the machine and Win should fine the device and install the correct driver. Go to control panal/sound and devices..click on the hardware tab and see if the correct name is there if not click the down arror and see if it's there. Make sure you speakers are on and connections are tight.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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Nitin asked on 09/05/04 - internet browsers

i use advanced browser as my default browser as my default browser and am happy with its usage

my computer maintainence guy says "avant browser": is better

both look similar
is there some technical difference between the two ??
i cant keep both , so it has to be any one
pls dont recommend another browser beside the above two

thanks
Nitin

Geraldask answered on 09/05/04:

By typing in "advanced browsers" and "avant browser" into google I was able to learn guite a bit aboout both without much much searching. I suggest you do the same so that you can get the FULL spects the you can make up you own mine. To me the avant browser seemed to offer so new and exciting features. I will also point out to check the security of these products and their history in dealing with such matters.

Good luck,

Geraldask

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Answerway asked on 09/03/04 - Answerway.com Test

Please let us know if you did not get an email notification for this question, thank you.

Geraldask answered on 09/05/04:

yes I did get your info but when someone asks a question I do not get a notification like I use to.

Yours,

Gerald

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gtoman asked on 09/02/04 - trying to get cdrom to work!!!!!!
can't find cdrom drivers!

i have an ancient pack bell pc with a 120 MHz cpu and 24MB ram. i fdisked and formatted it and is has command.com in the C: directory. I typed D: and it CAN'T find the cdrom. i downloaded a win98 startup disk with MSCDEX.EXE on it and i copied it to C:.
so how do u have the pc find the cdrom drive??

Geraldask answered on 09/02/04:

go to google and search on the name and product number of you computer and see if you can get the correct name of the device. then type the name of the device into google with driver and find where the download for the driver is. copy it to the windows startup disk per instructions. another plan would be to install the operating of the pack bell on another computer and make you start up disk that way. I KNOW that will work. The drivers for the cd rom must be loaded for a: at boot up not c:

Good luck,

Geraldask

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luhayes asked on 08/29/04 - Using Laptop in Europe

Taking laptop to Europe.

What do I need to know about electric connections, access (wired and wireless). I have the convertor from 210 to 120 volts. Have Gateway computor using 98 2nc ed and Internet Explorer 6. At moment laptop is dial up modem only but can upgrade if necessary.

Is "Go to my PC" an option?

Geraldask answered on 08/31/04:

Since Scott covered everything let me suggest another idea. (Please don't take ths wrong...OK)

Well go to Radio Shack and order a BIG roll of wire.

Enjoy your trip,

Geraldask

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riccioni asked on 08/26/04 - How to retrieve audio from a movie

I want to send as an e-mail attachment part of the audio of a movie I have on my hard disk, but I don't know how to do this. The first thing I should do, I think, is to isolate that part of the audio from the movie and then create an audio file that could be sent through e-mail. Is there a program that allows me to do this?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Paolo

Geraldask answered on 08/28/04:

The only part of the movie you can send is the trailer, and you can not change it in any way.

Hope this is helpful

Geraldask

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luhayes asked on 07/20/04 - Virus on Mac

I continually hear that Macs are less vulnerable to virus attacks. Is this because Macs are naturally more secure or because most Windows-based systems are so much more prevalent?

Also, any sites with stats on this topic?

Geraldask answered on 08/23/04:

Not too offend Mac users, but the more popular you are the bigger target you become.

Geraldask

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abu_abdullah asked on 08/20/04 - time spend on internet

Please guide how to find the time spent in internet in ones pc. advice for both MS ME and windows xp professional os. thanks.

Geraldask answered on 08/23/04:

This simple answer that has helped many of my computer users. Go to Radio Shack or on line and get youself a simple "egg timer" type clock. When you go on line start it and when you go off line do the same. That way you will always know how much time you have used. Then restart when you need too.

Good Day,

Geraldask

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Claire71 asked on 07/29/04 - trojan horse

Hello, wondering how to get rid offf trojan horse downloader.keenval C - I am semi-computer illiterate! Thanks

Geraldask answered on 08/09/04:

Claire, After you run AVG select the removal choice #2 "to removal all". Somethime you must run it twice. Let me know if that works.

Yours,

Gerald

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Ggillcom asked on 08/01/04 - HD is not detected

Computer was working fine,then suddenly froze up.Error message:hard disk failure.Replaced HD.Went to BIOS.Not detected.Cleared CMOS.No results.Error Message:checksum error.Checked cables.Hd not detected.


Jerry

Geraldask answered on 08/09/04:

Jerry,

I also may have bad news. If the HD works in another computer I would suspect the mojo. I hope it is in warranty.

Good Day,

Gerald

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dante asked on 07/19/04 - hardware

How many IDE hard disk drives can be fitted to a modern PC Motherboard?

Geraldask answered on 07/26/04:

In most cases 2 IDE HD's is the answer. The more upscale mojo may support 2 IDE and 2 serial ATA HD's. With the addition of extra controller cards the number can go up from there. Keep in mind space limits and power supply requirements. Do you have an objective so as I can be more specific.

Hope this is a start.

Geraldask

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slc7948 asked on 07/10/04 - Remove a program from hard drive

Have broadband connection, use Dell w/ XP, IE6.x. Installed trial version of McAfee Secrity Center last week, now can't delete all of the files by using add/delete programs in control panel. Some files remain. No uninstall info on McAfee site except edit registry. Don't know how to edit registry, any suggestions???

Geraldask answered on 07/12/04:

When I'm have a similar problem I use Windows Explorer found under SAccories... find the file name and right click and choose delete.

Then useing regedit from Microsoft "download free" I remove it that way.

To edit the regester is not my cup of tea.

Geraldask

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craigchamberlain asked on 06/26/04 - value of plates

hi everyone,
I was given a platter and some plates years ago by my grandmother and would like to know if anyone has an idea where to look to find the value of them.It has the name Austria and the letters HUB below it.
thanks,
Craig

Geraldask answered on 06/26/04:

I typed in the info you had into google and got a few hits. If yo don't know how to use a search engin go to www.google and ask how to use google. If you use key words that describe any words that describe what you are looking for you can get results and the focus in a specific thing and you should have sucess. There are also sites decated to what you are looking for and I sure the chat will help..

Good Luck

Geraldask

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Nitin asked on 06/18/04 - Windows XP

dear sir
i use windows xp proffesional , recently it takes lots of time to start
it almost takes 25 seconds , as compared to 15 seconds
i asked my computer engineer as to what might be wrong
he said that i have lots of software and background stuff runnning when
i am using xp
i have a 40 gb Hardisk it is about 50 % used, pentium 4 @ 1.5 ghz and 255 mb ram

( i have windows 98 on drive C and XP on drive D , i use XP all the time ,
windows 98 is only for games like need for speed etc , windows 98 is about 100 % faster
than windows xp,i have not installled norton antivirus in windows 98 )

my computer engineer also says that the use of Antivirus software
slows the computer dramatically , i use norton antivirus on XP
if i uninstall norton , how much improvement will i see ?

personally ... i think AV is necessary


also , i have just started my computer and i press contol alt delete
and the windows task manager opens , under the processes tab
the following processes are running .. just see if some could be
eliminated... which are of no use .... also is there is free software to eliminate unnecessary
background software ??
i use rambooster and when it reaches alarm level it slows down my pc till i have to
manually select "Run Now" and rambooster tries to free up ram
do you have any idea that in rambooster what should i set the "target level of free ram"
because this was the only parameter for which the default value was not given

.. here is the list when i start my PC in lowercase ....

cidaemon.exe
msmsgs.exe
taskmgr.exe
explorer.exe
notepad.exe
fxssvc.exe
svchost.exe
nprotect.exe
navapsvc.exe
mdm.exe
cisvc.exe
alg.exe
ccevtmgr.exe
spoolsv.exe
svhost.exe
ypager.exe
rambooster.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
sbhc.exe
lsass.exe
services.exe
qttask.exe
winlogon.exe
csrss.exe
ccapp.exe
smss.exe
ctfmon.exe
sm56hlpr.exe
system
system idle process

thanking you in advance for your help
Nitin

Geraldask answered on 06/19/04:

Scott helps me also. He can really nail you with his wit also. Here is my 2 cents.. GoTo
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm It is a safe sight and I use all his info fo me and my customers (except turring off system restore..It has saved me 2 many times)

Also screen savers, all the eye candy that is in XP need to be turned off. How much memory will can effect speed. put in the fasted and the most you can . Search the web for guides like the one I gave you to adjust vurutural memory. I would only start up with virus potection and firewall software. and nothing elec.

One more thing XP is a work in progress and with the additions of security patches and updates mose of the slow down is Microsoft tring to stay ahead of hackers. Sorry but that's the world we live in

Have a good one!

Geraldask

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Richelle asked on 06/18/04 - Expired Ink Cartridge

Is it true that the ink in an ink cartridge doesn't expire and that their is nothing wrong with an expired ink Cartridge. I heard this from someone with technical experience.

regards

Richard

Geraldask answered on 06/19/04:

We tend to fall into a trap that is we believe what we want to believe. I don't like the high cost of ink, but it's cheaper (in most cases) that a new printer.

BELIEVE ME ink has a shelf life. You may be luckily or you may be not so luckily.

The ink can "dry out" and clog you device. If you have black and color device but you always use black you should run color about every 3 week just to give the system so flow.

You did not ask but let me conclude with this I have been in this business for 27 years and I always said NO to refilling, rebuilt, redone, or what have you. I never had a problem. One day I switched my mind and did I learn the hard way. Over the course of 5 months I had 5 customers printers have a problem and I had to can a $650.00 Brother 6 in 1 because of print head trouble and clogging.

Be safe and take care of you equipment

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 06/10/04 - fonts in yahoo geocities page builder

How do you get different fonts to use in yahoo page builder and how do you put them in page builder

Geraldask answered on 06/16/04:

Sir, All the information I could get says the stilies are pre set...

Step 3:
Enter an introduction you would like displayed when viewing your guestbook. The following is out of the help screens...

Step 4:
On the left side, enter the questions you want asked when signing your guestbook. Next, on the right side, select the entry style for the corresponding question. Typically, questions will have a "Text Entry" entry style, while comment areas will have a "Comment Box" entry style.

Step 5:
Enter text you would like displayed on the "Submit" button.

Happy computing,

Geraldask

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MAHASHA asked on 06/08/04 - it is now safe ,turn off the computer

Dear sir/madam
Hi
I have window XP home edition.Computer is working good.I have a shut down problem,if hit shut down machine stop but this error comes as above(it is now safe turn off the computer).If I hit restart then I have no problem,window restart without any problem.
Yours-RAJ

Geraldask answered on 06/08/04:

Greetings,

Just keep in mind that there is a difference between shut down (computer turns completely powers down) and restart where the (computer drops to a very low state where the memory is dumped and all programs are closed).

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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andyh asked on 06/05/04 - windows drop down menu

well i'm using windows 2000, how to u set it so when u goto programs it lists all of it without using those 2 damn little arrows, and also how 2 do it to officexp? eg so that you never need to press those 2 arrows again to get the full drop down menu listings.

Geraldask answered on 06/06/04:

Go to control panel / Toolbar and Start Menu / Start Menu / Customise / Advanced / And on the 7th item from the bottom (make sure box is unchecked) / rebot and your in business.

have a good day,

Geraldask

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Diamind asked on 06/04/04 - IT Career without degree

IT Career without degree
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I studied Math and Computer Science extensively for like 2 years then I went to work as a Software Developer for 2 years. I was pretty successful, earning from $10/hr at the beginning and finishing with $20/hr when I was laid off because of lack of good projects for me. I tried to find a new job, but it was during that dot com boom, so I worked in warehouse for a while. Then people advised me to continue my education. I studied for 1 year, but my major GPA is like 2.0/4, while my GPA is 2.6/4, while the minimum for both is 2.5. So they dismissed me from Computer Science department and I decided to change my major to Math, because I like Math better. Actually I like Philosophy and Psychology better, but I have to study for them more and market for them is not good. All my relatives insist on Computer Science, so I decided to not continue my education and find job betting on my 2 year experience. I am tired of being always on probation in University. Maybe I will finish that Math degree, but I doubt. My parents press me to earn money and I cannot find a permanent evening job. And I will have to work like water or hotel cleaner, or McDonalds staff. I better try to find a permanent IT job or some office job and work without that degree that everyone told me to get. I may study on evenings. But I need an advice on how can I continue my career at this point. Since formal education for IT field failed, I wonder what you can advise me. I plan to find a job and educating myself by books, maybe getting certificates once in a while. I can try to finish my Math degree, because for some IT jobs it dont matter what major I was in. The funny part is that I was successful during that first 2 years, but something broke in me or something, because I got like 2.0 major GPA. I think it is because I was like a robot studying everything they gave to study, now I am thinking about whether I like it, and I realized that I like SOME parts of computer science, and I dont like all the details like they teach in colleges. I started to like sociological subjects more with time and I got all As and Bs for all those English, Philosophy, Sociology classes, while getting B-C-Ds at Computers Science. This helped my overall GPA, so they didnt can me from college, I can at least change major. Anyway, what you think about all this and what can you advise me on career improvement? What should I explain to recruiters about this funny experience? I will appreciate your input. Thanks.

Geraldask answered on 06/04/04:

If I sound like a parent (I am) Both of my girls hated college but I stayed on them and not that they have finished they are glad they did. It will not come over night, but it will make a different in the long run. This is just a fact the average different in a life time of income earning between non grade and grads is 700,000 (this is AN average). Now I not saying college kids are better or that kids with a good job or they are wrong and will not make as much money... I'm not even saying that money will make you happy. (Although it does help the misery quite a lot)

This is the advice since you see value in a college degree believe me the time is right to get it now.. it's always harder to go back latter and it does help in the job market. I would put my studies in something that I enjoyed and make good grades in . The depolma is the thing.. So Socology major and math or computer minor might be the answer.

That is what I did and I have been in computers for 28 years.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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Diamind asked on 06/04/04 - IT Career without degree

IT Career without degree
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I studied Math and Computer Science extensively for like 2 years then I went to work as a Software Developer for 2 years. I was pretty successful, earning from $10/hr at the beginning and finishing with $20/hr when I was laid off because of lack of good projects for me. I tried to find a new job, but it was during that dot com boom, so I worked in warehouse for a while. Then people advised me to continue my education. I studied for 1 year, but my major GPA is like 2.0/4, while my GPA is 2.6/4, while the minimum for both is 2.5. So they dismissed me from Computer Science department and I decided to change my major to Math, because I like Math better. Actually I like Philosophy and Psychology better, but I have to study for them more and market for them is not good. All my relatives insist on Computer Science, so I decided to not continue my education and find job betting on my 2 year experience. I am tired of being always on probation in University. Maybe I will finish that Math degree, but I doubt. My parents press me to earn money and I cannot find a permanent evening job. And I will have to work like water or hotel cleaner, or McDonalds staff. I better try to find a permanent IT job or some office job and work without that degree that everyone told me to get. I may study on evenings. But I need an advice on how can I continue my career at this point. Since formal education for IT field failed, I wonder what you can advise me. I plan to find a job and educating myself by books, maybe getting certificates once in a while. I can try to finish my Math degree, because for some IT jobs it dont matter what major I was in. The funny part is that I was successful during that first 2 years, but something broke in me or something, because I got like 2.0 major GPA. I think it is because I was like a robot studying everything they gave to study, now I am thinking about whether I like it, and I realized that I like SOME parts of computer science, and I dont like all the details like they teach in colleges. I started to like sociological subjects more with time and I got all As and Bs for all those English, Philosophy, Sociology classes, while getting B-C-Ds at Computers Science. This helped my overall GPA, so they didnt can me from college, I can at least change major. Anyway, what you think about all this and what can you advise me on career improvement? What should I explain to recruiters about this funny experience? I will appreciate your input. Thanks.

Geraldask answered on 06/04/04:

If this sounds like a parent (I am). I had to stay on top of my girls to keep them in school... now years later they are glad. This is the time to get all the education you can because of you age. THIS TIME WILL NEVER COME AGAIN. There is a fact that the AVERAGE difference in a lifetime of wages of grads vs. non-grads is $700,000. Now I not saying that college kids are better or even that money will make you happy. (I does help with the suffering some what)

It's good if you have a well-trained skill or a business with no college. It is just something that will never hurt you and will probability of benefit sometime in your life.

My advice is to take classes in subjects you enjoy and do well in. Sociology is your bag go for it. Just get that diploma. Maybe you can get a minor in math or computers. That would be a strong combo.

I got a degree in Sociology with a 2.0 grade point and have been in computers for 28 years and was able to retire at 47. The college degree only open doors that never would have been open for me. I worked hard and did well.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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MAHASHA asked on 05/25/04 - shutdown and boot two to three minutes window XP

Dear sir
I have window xp.I have a problem with shutdown and boot or reboot .It takes two to three minutes for shutdown and three minutes for reboot.
How fix this problem.
Yours-RAJ

Geraldask answered on 06/01/04:

I would suggest to run spybot, regclean, adware to remove uncessary junk from your system. Also to keep those programs (next to the clock) from comming back press start/run/ Type "msconfig" select startup... ans uncheck the things you don't need. Some of this stuff may look like goop but just look at it and you can figure it out. The only thigs that need to start up are virus protection, firewalls, any special software to run a device like a special mouse. No mater what quick time will reapear unledd you remove it from your system.

One thing that slows also slows Windows down is the adding of up dates which we need to have because of hackers.

Good Day,

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 05/31/04 - Virus alert and windows cannot end program

Hello! Ok.. I have been having more problems with my computer lately.It has been freezing, opening multiple windows etc. so I did a complete system recovery!Not a restore! A system recovery!! So anyway, Now i am getting all sorts of strange things happening.. when i click on IE I get a Big Red Virus warning . It says Virus alert.. Norton Antivirus has detected a virus on your computer.object name:CWINDOWS/System32Insatll 2.exe.Action taken: Unable to repair this file. But when I run Norton antivirus, it doesnt show up any viruses. The second thing thing that is happening is when I go to Start, shut down, I get a window saying Windows cannot end this program. It may need more time to complete the operationto end prog now click end now. to return to windows clik cancel. Can someone PLEASE HELP ME!! THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Geraldask answered on 06/01/04:

I ran into the same thing when I use to use Norton. Go to add and remove programs and remove Norton. Then do a complete Windows reinstall then if you must use Norton install it and make sure all setting are correct.

I now use zone alarm, spybot,adware, and AVG all free programs with daily updates (which I do manually) and I have been troble free for 2 years.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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Akitil asked on 05/31/04 - I want the pictures on this site!!

Hi folks!

have WinXP, IE6, Norton Internet Security & AV

when I go to this site "www.lozeau.com" and click on "Promotions" (in the white area) I get the dates of the sales promotions, but not the pictures.
I WANT THE PICTURES TOO!!

I removed Spybot & Sygate Personal Firewall thinking they might be bloking the adds somehow but it didn't change anything.

I have run Ad-aware, deleted cookies, tried it with Norton Int. Security "deactivated" but that didn't work either.

Finally I did a "restore" system back to 2 different dates, but that didn't help either!!!

Help! I can't think of this happening on any other site.
when I was at the store yesterday I checked with them to make sure there are pictures, and they are there, on their comp.

so, any ideas??
thanks,
Akitil

Geraldask answered on 06/01/04:

If the picture can be saved you must put curson over picture. RIGHT click on picture. Slect "save picture as" click and give picture a name or except defalt and the image should be saved in you my pictures folder.

Any troble let me know..

Geraldask

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Nitin asked on 05/30/04 - Realplayer 10

hi
i already have realplayer one
some times it hangs and gets corrupted

should i get the free real player 10 ??
most of the features they offer are not what i want , i dont need to burn cds etc
all i need is a stable real player

Geraldask answered on 05/31/04:

It sounds like the system is bogged down all ready and most of the time an upgrade is going to use more memory because of EXTRA stuff (like you say).

Try using www.winamp.com as it is lean and mean.

Hope this helps,

Gerald

Ps. remove any programs that are running in the background if you don't need them.

Right Click on the clock side of the toolbar. and close them. If that works you might want to go to start/run/type "msconfig" go to start and uncheck those programs. Reboot and they will not load again. The exception is quick time, which will come beck if you use it.

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MAHASHA asked on 05/24/04 - Too many icon in startup manu

Dear Sir
I have two computer window XP home edition..I have a little problem that when I hit start button then there are too many ICON in startup menu 9like word document,outlook express,aol 9.and more)then I right click on icon then hit remove from this list.then OK. But It comes again and again.Is there any way that no icon come at the startup menu (as temp)
Yours-RAJ

Geraldask answered on 05/29/04:

Hope I'm not too late, but some of the items can be removed by slecting the item (move pointer on it) right click and click delete. This is an easy fix. Watch out when you download or install programs.. many times they give you an option to place a short cut on start bar.

Good Day...

Geraldask

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Skyeee asked on 05/28/04 - Entire Screen keeps flashing!!

HELP!!! My entire screen keeps flashing from the page I was on to a totally black screen!! It won't let me click on anything.. I am using Windows XP and Road runner. PLEASE HELP!!!! thank you

Geraldask answered on 05/29/04:

Good day if you entered accessories/ accessibility/ and selected the opition to flash the screen, that may be your problem. You can go there and change it back. Check your cables to see if they are tight etc. If that does not fix please give more information...

Good Luck

Geraldask

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violet0019 asked on 05/09/04 - RE: "FAVOURITES" section + how to have in alphabetical order

HELP! Are there any EASY instructions on how to have my listing in the favourites section, be automatically in alphabetical order, when I add a page, or create a new folder......I would appreciate any advice or suggestions. At one point it seems as if it was going into proper alphabetical order, and now it appears that they are all in a mumble jumble......why?

Geraldask answered on 05/09/04:

I know how you feel.... Try this clisk the start button/ move cursor over favorities/ (your faviorities should list) right click on the list and the menu list should have "sort by name".. click that and what's in the list is in alphabetical order.

Now here is the part that gave you troble...
as you add NEW favoriats they just go to the bottom of the list NOT IN ALPHA order. so every once in a while you have to do the proceedure over again.

Hope this is a help..

Geraldask

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Bradd asked on 05/03/04 - System Restore - WXP Pro

On April 5, I create a document in Word - a letter to "Joe".

On April 10, I delete the letter.

On April 15, I defrag the hard drive.

On April 20, I use system restore to restore back to April 7 (before I deleted "Joe").

Will the letter be there when I restore to April 5?

If so, then the "delete" didn't REALLY delete? I understand the "delete" to mean the address is wiped out, but not the letter itself - UNLESS the space is overwritten OR the drive is defragged.

Does this mean, in effect, nothing is ever deleted? Including my plans to put hot sauce in my mother-in-law's tea? (That plan was in my letter to Joe).

What if, instead of deleting "Joe" on April 7, I had uninstalled Word entirely from my hard drive - would the restore "restore" Word?



Geraldask answered on 05/04/04:

Bradd..
Glad to hear of your success with system restore and the information given by ScottGem and RDWilson2 are on the money I hope I can and a little more information to the question and tell my experience with system restore. First I have been blowing up my system for many years. I used a System restore program by Roxie called GO Back with Win 95 before it became part of Windows with Win 2000 and ME. So I have be using this product for 9 years. I have never lost any data restoring back as a matter of fact I have fixed my troubled system and recovered data files at the same time. It is one of the best parts of the operating system.

Am happy for you System restore has worked for you.
I have a desktop shortcut for System Restore and when I start to do something on the edge I just do a restore just in case.

Good luck,

Geraldask


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violet0019 asked on 04/15/04 - HELPPP!! ASAP PLEASE...SEEKING LESS EXPENSIVE CANADIAN Provider! ANY ADVICE?

Any advice or suggestions on finding a Canadian provider that is less expensive? Right now I am hooked up with Sympatico, but have a faster type of system. Before I had dial up (With AOL) and now have a modem? (Speed Stream)....type of set up which is nicer, but too expensive for me! I am with them as it is a trial offer of $19.95 for 3 months....which are up in l week....then it goes to $29.95 PLUS $11.00 for antivirus etc.........I JUST CANNOT AFFORD THIS...plus 15% tax...ouch....any suggestions appreciated!

Geraldask answered on 04/18/04:

Use your search engine for "AVG"... This is one good anti-virus and it's free with daily updates. I have used it for years and have never gotton anything.

Best to You

Gerald ask

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tcd1952 asked on 02/16/04 - need help on windows me

Gose into to safe mode after complete clean install. It gose to reboot to finish setup then gose into safe mode this driveing me nuts all I did was install a m810d mother board just what in on the board. 128 ddr ram 2000+ cpu

Geraldask answered on 02/17/04:

Get on the internet and go to the manufacture's web site and get any updated info on the problem. Check FAQ to see if anyone elce has this problem. Send email of details to their hardware support team with serial # and any revision # and ask about BIOS setting. Don't tell them you got it from Ebay if they ask and say it's in warentee. Chech with Microsoft to see if Me has a problem with this hardware.

I think you said you put this into another computer and it worked I am really at a loss. Try putting another operating system on it... Could be memory, power supply, etc.



Quite frankly I'm just about out of ideas. I'm sorry but this is my best shot and maybe I have given you something that might work. Let me know!

Goodday

Geraldask

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Diamind asked on 01/31/04 - Windows Programming
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i am interested in Windows programming and in particular to know how t

Windows Programming
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i am interested in Windows programming and in particular to know how to access such variables as number of running processes, mouse position, pixel color on the screen, current running program and similar. I didnt study it in university after studying there 2 years and I doubt we will learn such an advanced stuff. I checked a book store, but it look like they dont have such books and I dont know in which section to look anyway. Can you hint me on what books/website to read?

Geraldask answered on 02/04/04:

The question has been on the board for some time so I turned to a programming friend (22 yrs.) and this was his answer.

I learned to program in this order:

Basic
QBasic
Pascal
C
C++
Java
Perl
...

A very important point should be noted about learning in that order: I learned procedural programming first, and I recommend this course to any new programmer. Learn C (or Pascal or some other procedural language) first. Then move to the object-oriented stuff (like C++, Java, and Perl). First, the procedural parts of object-oriented languages like Perl will be a cinch, and second, object-orientation will come much more easily. Also, learning rudimentary languages like PHP and VBS is a cinch after all that.

As for learning Perl, its a #######. Theres probably ten times as much to learn for Perl than there is for Javaand not quite that much more than for C++. Perl is not for the faint of heart. Of course, the great thing about Perl is that you can just learn what is familiar to you and use that. You dont have to learn everything about Perl to use it.

I would take this advice to the bank.


Hope this helps...Good DAy.


Geraldask

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tcd1952 asked on 02/03/04 - Windows Me

After setting up Windows me it restarts and gose into safe mode. My cd rom drives are not showing up in safe mode. This is driveing me nuts. I put in a another motherboard a pcchip m810d 2000+ 128 meg of ddr.
Can any one help me out.
Tom

Geraldask answered on 02/04/04:

With the information given there would be many different things to try... Let me suggest this route... If you have important data on the hard drive save it off.. Then fdisk and reformat and do a complete install. I use ME and I know it should work with your hardware. For some reason it is booting to safe mode not loading all drivers and that is why your CD rom is not listed. Again you might tinker and tinker with it but for time and realiability sake a complete reinstall would be the safer bet.

Good Luck & Good day...

Geraldask

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luhayes asked on 02/01/04 - Critical fonts

Do different versions of Windows (98 vs ME vs 2000 vs XP) all require the SAME critical list fonts in the FONTS folder? The list I'm referring to is...

Arial
Arial Bold
Arial Bold Italic
Arial Italic
Courier 10, 12, 15
Courier New
Courier New Bold
Courier New Bold Italic
Courier New Italic
Modern (or Modern No. 20)
MS San Serif 8-24
MS Serif 8-24
Small Fonts
Symbol
Symbol 8-24
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Times NR Bold
Times NR Bold Italic
Times NR Italic
Wingdings

Geraldask answered on 02/02/04:

I hope I can answer you question this simple way and give you what you want. When you are working in an operating system go to control panel and then to fonts. The one that is displayed in RED are the fonts that the operating system needs. All you need do is check one against the other and you'll have your answer.

Hope that helps and good day.

Geraldask

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philroto asked on 01/31/04 - Why can't I access a specific internet address?

For some reason, my internet browser will access all addresses EXCEPT www.washingtonpost.com. Whenever I try to access this site, I get "the page cannot be displayed, check network settings."

How do I fix this? Is there a setting I can change in internet options?

Geraldask answered on 02/01/04:

I'm with you... the first time I tried "same result" other answers 100% correct. Another way I got to page was google. Do you use a firewall? that may need an adjustment...

I use NewYorkTimes.com and Space.com email service for my news everyday.

Hope this helps

Geraldask

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luhayes asked on 01/26/04 - Faxing from computer

Occasionally I need to fax something that's on my computer. I currently print it out and fax it from a local postal store.

I have a phone line connected to my computer that I can use for the Internet.

What do I need to add so I can use this line to fax from my computer when I'm not on the Internet?

Geraldask answered on 01/26/04:

vioceguy2000 is correct..yet you may have a modem that will do the job already. Go to device manager ad see whe name of you modem card if you don't still have the box or manual. Then search the web for the manufacture this should also give support info on how to set it up. You can switch back and forth and it would not be a big deal if you used it once and a while. Of course the cost of another modem card is not much providing you have an open slot in your system. You could also go external.

Hope this will help some more.

Geraldask

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rik-old-games asked on 01/20/04 - Dual DDR Memory

Hey, Quickie Question, Do i need two matched memory modules to achive Dual DDR, By match i mean the internal timings, obviously both modlules will be pc 3200 also the same make. Any Surgestions ?

Geraldask answered on 01/22/04:

Yes I agree with paultech about the speed of the chips and they should be purchased in pairs, but go an important step further and check with the motherboard manufacture to find out what the board will support. You will find that all memory may not work equally well. Doing some homework will help you get the best configuration. I know for a fact that the last 800-mz asus computer I build, only certain memory would truly achieve the 800-mz speeds.
Computer momory must be in harmony with the system especally in high performance systems.

Good Luck,

Geraldask

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joelicht asked on 01/19/04 - modem

Hi,
I have installed an old 56k fax modem card in my computer under win xp . Everything is fine except I can't get a dial tone . I have checked the cables and connections - any other ideas ?

thanks

Geraldask answered on 01/20/04:

Need more info you say everything is find so does the modem work...If so go to open volume control and uncheck pc speaker.

Hope that's it,

Geraldask

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forare asked on 11/11/03 - VGA 64MB

Hello all,
Can anyone plese recommand a good VGA card, at least 64MB with video in port. It is mainly required to capture from TV and gaming as well.

Thanks for any help
T

Geraldask answered on 01/11/04:

Maybe to late to answer and I don't know anything about you system but if you have not purchased a card yet consider these 5 suggestions. 1 check to see if you computer hardware will handle the task of the video application. 2 check with your motherboard manufacture and find out all the video cards they will support. 3 Go with the fastest processor and memory in that list. 4 Use ATI or a card with the ATI engine. 5 if cost of card seem excessive remember that if you later upgrade you computer you can do so with your new vidio card in mind.
I love to do this type of thing on my computer but it can be a very machine intensive process if you want performance.

Hope this helps,

Geraldask


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luhayes asked on 12/31/03 - Touchpad scrolling

My Compaq has Synaptics touchpad v5.8 installed and enabled. This allows me to tap my finger instead of right clicking.

Problem: In the right hand vertical scroll bar, when I tap once it scrolls way down on the page rather than the few inches needed to continue reading where I left off (at the bottom of the last screen to the top of the new screen).

I've gone to the Control Panel and found the "mouse" file, but do not know how to fix this particular problem.

Anyone know how to fix this?

Geraldask answered on 01/11/04:

Please forgive my answer but here is my best shot.... I had the same problem and I did everything to get the thing to work like I wanted. I tried everything. To no avail I purchased a micro cordless mouse ($15.00) which was very small and it worked like a charm. My loptop became very useful and easy to operate even on the go.

Hope this helps,

Geraldask

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excon asked on 01/05/04 - Enterprise Software

Hello Experts:

I own a limousine company. My particular industry is living in the dark ages in terms of commercially available software. The best I can find is nothing more than a passive data base with links to accounting software. The real fancy ones offer email to Nextel phones. Thats good, but nowhere good enough. Therefore, I'd like to develop a state of the art proprietary system, and maybe even sell it.

I want software that works in real time - telephony on the reservation end, gps dispatching in the middle, all interacting with a real time web site.

I can't write software, and I obviously have more money than brains, but what the hell?

Do any of you consult, or take on projects like this? Where do I start?

excon

Geraldask answered on 01/11/04:

I would start by going to a local college or university and ask a professor to find you some talent. I dont think you may need to much specialized programming just application setup and maybe a source code or two maybe all you need. You have the most important thing necessary in sucess of a this project which is the BRAINS to at least know what you want and how it might work. It also sounds like your application with bells and whistles will require money and expensive new technology, but it is not out of the range of what is possible with off the shelf hardware.

Go for it,

Geraldask

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kusky13 asked on 12/05/03 - Unable to open word

I have Windows 98se with Office 2000 installed. When I open Word the machine becomes unresponsive. It freezes and will not open. Powerpoint,Excel and Outlook all work fine. It says system resourses dangerously low and out of memory even though nothing else is running. I uninstalled Office 2000 an reinstalled. I still have the problem. I haven't gone any farther. I will be trying this weekend. Please advise
Marty

Geraldask answered on 12/05/03:

Scott is correct. If you are conifident you can go to start/run/type "msconfig" in the box. slect the start up tab. You will see a bunch of stuff. If you know how to move the colume sliders ..cleck on the horozanal line between command and location and drag to the right" the text will be easier to read. ANYway all that stuff will make sense if you take a good look at it. The bare bones programs needed are explorer, systray, taskmanager. Click apply reboot and the machine is running lean and mean. Hope this helps.

Gerald

PS. I run my computer this way but I have virus protection and firewalls running because of all the crap on the internet.

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justdilly asked on 11/21/03 - New Samsung CD-RW won't burn CD's

Win98SE, trying to use Windows Media Player 7.01. A tech friend installed the player and installed the software (Easy CD Creator and Direct CD). I am getting messages such as (1) no CD recording device found on your system, (2) no qualified Adaptec products have been detected on this system. I have been to the Microsoft website looking for help. It said to remove the Easy CD Creator and install an update so I went to Roxio and waited an hour for an update to download when it completed, a pop-up window said the update had been cancelled because no qualified Roxio product had been detected. I did a Find for adaptec and found a few folders. I opened the setup info folder in wordpad. Near the top was a sentence that said "you need a newer version of advpack.dll". As I scrolled down the page, I saw many models of CD RW's listed but my particular one was not listed.

What does all this mean? Is there anyway I can fix this mess so I can use this CD Writer.

Thanks so much for your response.

Geraldask answered on 11/22/03:

First check to see if the computer sees the correct device.. Goto device manager and click on CD devices and check the name and model number (important). If that is OK then check if the CD do anything like play, eject etc. If so then its down to the application software and support. That specific information might be better handled directly between you and Roxio. Ive worked with them before and they are good.but sometimes the hold times are long. It would not hurt to try loading your disk then copy the download on top.

Hope it works,

Gerald

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justdilly asked on 11/21/03 - New Samsung CD-RW won't burn CD's

Win98SE, trying to use Windows Media Player 7.01. A tech friend installed the player and installed the software (Easy CD Creator and Direct CD). I am getting messages such as (1) no CD recording device found on your system, (2) no qualified Adaptec products have been detected on this system. I have been to the Microsoft website looking for help. It said to remove the Easy CD Creator and install an update so I went to Roxio and waited an hour for an update to download when it completed, a pop-up window said the update had been cancelled because no qualified Roxio product had been detected. I did a Find for adaptec and found a few folders. I opened the setup info folder in wordpad. Near the top was a sentence that said "you need a newer version of advpack.dll". As I scrolled down the page, I saw many models of CD RW's listed but my particular one was not listed.

What does all this mean? Is there anyway I can fix this mess so I can use this CD Writer.

Thanks so much for your response.

Geraldask answered on 11/22/03:

I had a similar problem years ago when CD burners first came out. The way I resolved the problem was as follows.. I tried lots of things just like you. I finally contacted the manufacture of the device and after (several it's the software not the hardware and .... We are in the hardware business and not the software business type calls) the manufacture of the device sent me new software with drivers that solved my problems.. Yet I really had to scream about it.. The device drivers made the device work just fine. When I upgraded to ME and later XP the driver problem went away as it became part of the operating system. That worked for me...

Good luck,

Gerald

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riccioni asked on 11/07/03 - Two anti-virus programs

What are the pros and cons of having two anti-virus programs such as Norton and McAfee installed on one's computer?

Thank you in advance for the help.

Geraldask answered on 11/08/03:

I have been told by the other experts that running 2 anti-virus programs "at the same time might be a PROBLEM"..May I make a suggestion... AVG www.grisoft.com is a most execllent program and many computers are protrcted by the free verison. I and others have used it for over 2 years. I also like PC-Cillin 4. I got this on a free trial with my motherboard over a year ago and they still support it. It adds a web trap frature and the 49.00 package has a long list of features. AVG gives me what I want but some times I will close it down and make PC-Cillin active, but never at the same time.

I had a bad experence with Norton killing windows files. It seem that the set up on my end was correct but the program kept killing Windows files so after much work to correct and reinstalling Windows a few times I dumbed ti. McAfee makes good products, but they seem to have a lot of overhead. AVG is quick, lean, and mean.

Remember to keep any anti-virus program updated.

Yours,

Geraldask

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Wally asked on 11/04/03 - windows 98

Windows 98 on a clone.
Opens with message system ini. file missing.
If opened in safe mode mouse works.
If opened in standard mode no mouse operation.
Restored the registry from a previous date and it worked for a while then reverted back.
Will not work any different after any system restore.
Tried reg fix,reg restore etc. Nothing.
Can anyone lead me to a solution?
Thank you.

Geraldask answered on 11/04/03:

One fix is to reinstall windows...

Goodday...

Geraldask

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curiousz asked on 11/02/03 - AVI Video Sputtering

I jus had to reinstall windows and everything, and for some reason all of a sudden, whenever I play avi or any video through any player (WMP, divx player, gdivx, etc...) the video sputters and slows down about 40-50%, which needless to say, is intolerable. The easiest way to fix this is to pause the video for at least 1 second, and then resume, and it is gone. It is as if there is some sort of "build up" while the video is playing and pausing it releases that buildup.

I have updated my nvidia video drivers, I have installed all the necessary video codecs (well I think anyways, since there are like 5000 of them), I have also tried running the videos with no other programs running at all, fore-or-background.... I am sure its not a memory prob since I have 768MB DDR. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Geraldask answered on 11/02/03:

I seems that your not sure of the correct driver. The wrong driver can give problems as decribed. Remove all software and update, remove the card at device manager... Then let your op reinstall your card. Play your vidio with the software that came with the card.

Hope that is a starting point that works

Geraldask

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riccioni asked on 10/02/03 - Back-up in Windows XP

Would you please explain how to properly use the back-up feature included in Windows XP (the one located under START/PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES/SYSTEM UTILITIES)?

Thank you in advance for the help.

Geraldask answered on 10/02/03:

Just my 2 cents. If you have a CD Burner then your probability got CD burning software with it. (Learn to use it) or purchase one. I use Nero 5 and CD/RW media so it's like one big floppy but faster and safe. I can burn all my files (up to 700mb) in one area. With that amount of space it makes the task of handling LARGE amounts of data very simple. Plus I alway make 2 copies just in case. I can use CD/RW over and over again(50 times).

It's good you do have the main idea that many users don't have and that is the importance of backup.

(;eraldask

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riccioni asked on 10/01/03 - WInMX v3.31

I've just installed WinMX v3.31 and I've noticed that when I download a song it doesn't go to "My Music" folder. What should I do to direct the songs that I want to download to the above folder?

Geraldask answered on 10/01/03:

cold is a term some people use when they refer to when they REALLY KNOW HOW EVERYTHING works on a subject. I stand by my answer by giving you advice in a general way, did not mean for you to miss it.

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jdublu asked on 09/21/03 - AVG antivirus

I'm running free edition 6.0. with no problems till now. when it goes to update, under download data it shows Bytes received 2502.9KB.(161%)that it's already downloaded. It's now showing 1547.4KB downloading right now.I'm on my client pc. why is it showing 161% already downloaded and now it's installing more? should'nt it show nothing in the previous updates and now it's downloading new ones? My host pc doesn't show any percentage already received on one side of the download box while it's downloading more and it's taking forever to do it.
Jim

Geraldask answered on 10/01/03:

My question would be what kind of network? I have AVG for some time and I have a wireless network. I have AVG in the startup to scan and run on all computers. I can do updates anywhere and the downloads always take less that 30 seconds. That does not solve your problem but it does answer the question, "Does it run on a network...maybe not all?"

I would goto control panel/add.remove programs/remove AVG everywhere. SHUTDOWN. Start reload AVE from scrash and configure.

Good Luck AVG is the best.

(;eraldask

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riccioni asked on 10/01/03 - WInMX v3.31

I've just installed WinMX v3.31 and I've noticed that when I download a song it doesn't go to "My Music" folder. What should I do to direct the songs that I want to download to the above folder?

Geraldask answered on 10/01/03:

Without knowing that software cold, I'm at a loss but you can do 2 things. Either find out where the software saves the files then add a shortcut back to my folders... or look carefuly thur the software to see if you can change settings. Some programs will let you change some won't. Sorry about the vage answer.

(;eraldask

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riccioni asked on 09/28/03 - Pop-ups: how to stop them?

Would you please suggest the names of pop-up removal programs that I can download free from the Internet?

Also, what are the pros and cons of having a pop-up killer installed on one's computer?

Thank you in advance for the help.

Paolo

Geraldask answered on 09/29/03:

I use the google toolbar and in my opionion it's the best. I install it into my ie bar in a condenced mode, but it has a pull down if you want to use other features. After you install it click the down arrow, click options and slect the blocker...and that is it...they are 100% gone and to me it makes life on-line so much better. There's too much advertising in too many places already. This will kill it all and you don't have to lift a finger after it's setup.

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jdublu asked on 09/15/03 - NetZero HighSpeed Dialup

I'd like peoples opinions about the HighSpeed services.An ad shows VerizonDSL and Yahoo DSL at 50 times faster than standard dialup. Then it says NetZero is 5 times faster(of course much cheaper). My current connection speed is 53.2kbps. Is 5 times faster a noticable increase in speed? If it's a faster surfing speed how is it for downloads and emailing?
Thanks, Jim

Geraldask answered on 09/15/03:


Many factors effect internet connection...You also have to read the fine print. You can't also believe everything the computer is telling you. My opinion (not to hurt your feelings) is that I would be really surprised if you are connecting at that rate of speed your indicator says and if youre downloading a large file that it stays at that high or speed. As far as Net 0 you are going to get what you pay for and $5 more a month is not going to give you what you think. I can tell you that I have experienced a big difference between DSL and cable... with cable being much faster for the came money. Long story short, check your local environment try things out, but don't believe it if it's too good to be true.

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Nitin asked on 09/08/03 - computer stand by

dear sir
when ever i recover from stand by mode, the mouse controls freeze
the mouse pointer does not move but it responds to keyboard
any suggestions
i use windows 98 se
thanks
Nitin

Geraldask answered on 09/09/03:

If you mouse is usb that will give you that error. When the computer goes out to look for the mouse power may not be active on that port yet. (remember things are happing in nano seconds) PS/2 mise usually don't have that issue.

(;erald

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denberg asked on 09/07/03 - Updating computers used in Spacecraft

In 1977 a spacecraft called Pioneer was launched to Pluto, and in 1999 it passed Pluto and left our solar system forever. I remember at the time it was reported in the media that its computers had been "updated" with "the latest technology" (software?), or so the TV reports said. Now,

1/ What exactly was done?
2/ How?

The impression I got at the time was that NASA had simply "beamed" some instructions to Pioneer...but how could this modify computers installed 22 years before?

Does anyone out there no anything about this?

Geraldask answered on 09/07/03:

By improving computer code "usually making it more compact" it total yeald of the computer system as a whole incresses. In this case less memory which would be fixed would have less space given to programs so that more memory could be given to processing power, data storage, speed of excussion, etc. A similer example would be adding a memory stick to your PC. Or using a more compact compiller to run a assimbley lanuage program, or adding a faster HD. Just look at what the differences instruction code made when Intel introduced MMX processors. Keep in mind that is not exectly what they did with hardware, but in very basic terms on early systems where code mean everything new instructions added new possibilities to the on board system.

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