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  1. Lets see.. Thursday and Friday..... Big spring blizzard. Power on and off all night and day. Sometimes on/off minutes apart. And it took power out just north of me for all this week. Some still with no power. Now to plan that spring reinstall to clean everything up. How about inbetween that big storm on Thursday and the one Friday they are telling us to expect.... It never seems to fail that one will hit when I try to do a big system cleanup....
  2. Do you think there are to many toolbars??? Toolbars
  3. Hi Chris. My thoughts would be for a larger Hard Drive if your going to have it all redone. And a fresh install of XP would really clean things up for you. Taking it to a shop and having them save what you have on your old drive, such as pictures and e-mail accounts and so forth would be no problem for them. And with a larger hard drive will give you a few years to fill it up. But that is an option for you. As for the 6 or 7 Guest reading the posting. Some of those people might not even be registered to post here. They can just be others reading through to see what they can learn, or to find a topic that might help them out with a problem they have. Or just curious of the answers to questions. And some have more of a expertize in a different area. Or might feel those answering are doing fine and don't need any help. But most of the time a "Guest" is someone not logged in or more so, just visiting the forums and has yet to join.
  4. Well, I would go with what TheTerrorist_75 posted. He has sound advice for the problem at hand.
  5. As asked by TheTerrorist_75. How many partitions show up in your computer? Just your C:/ drive, or do you have more. Not counting your CD drives.
  6. Hi Chris50 Just about anything could have caused the two installs to start showing up all of a sudden. Most likely some updates from Microsoft caused changes the system brought this about. Here is how to make a copy of your Boot.ini file to post How to Save a Backup Copy of Boot.ini 1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. -or- Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK. 2. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery. 3. Under System Startup, click Edit. This opens the file in Notepad ready for editing. 4. In Notepad, click File on the Menu bar, and then click Save As. 5. Right click in an empty area of the Save As dialog box, point to New in the context menu, and then click Folder. 6. Type a name for the new folder, for example temp, and then press the ENTER key to create the folder named temp. 7. Double-click the new folder named temp, and then click the Save button to save a backup copy of the Boot.ini file. Sample Boot.ini File This is a sample of a default Boot.ini file from a Windows XP Professional computer. [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect This is a sample of the above Boot.ini file with a previous installation of Windows 2000 on a separate partition. [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect If you can make a copy of what your Boot.ini looks like and post it here. That would help us work on this problem.
  7. I would search and update any drivers for hardware you have. Starting with your sound card drivers and moving to graphic and motherboard drivers. Vista has a habit of updating the system and system components, thus making the hardware drivers needing to be updated. Everytime I see a problem starting on my build. It's usually soon after some MS update/upgrade, and a new set of drivers for the graphics or sound takes care of it. But also make sure the motherboard drivers are up to date will also help.
  8. JSKY


    My condolences to you and yours Sultan.
  9. LOL!!!! Hit the nail on that swing...
  10. Just exactly which website are you trying to find this info on? And just which files are you trying to retrieve? Most files loaded on a site will have links somewhere to the info. New or old. If it's spiritual stuff, surly it can't be this much of a secret. If you trying to break into the Scientology`s website. Anon has been doing a good job of that allready.
  11. Now that's my kind of PC.....
  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Honda Boy!!! Hope you have a great day
  13. But will the average consumer go for Windows 7s platform. Keep in mind that Win7 is going to be a fully modular OS. Even more so then Vista. Vista is just the kick-off of modular systems. Meaning you buy the basic system. Then add the upgrades you want. For Vista. If you want security, you choose the business edition. If you want the full AERO desktop and Media Center, you choose Premium. If you want the basic PC for e-mail and surfing the net. There is the Basic Edition. If you want it all there is Ultimate. And by buying a lesser version. Using the same disk you could upgrade to a better version. Windows 7 is even going to be more modular in it's prime. In the e-mails from MS I get through TechNet, Connect and MSDN. Right now some of the speculation is the big possibility of releasing to everyone the core system. And everything you will want will then be added in the form of module add-ons. If you want internet and e-mail applications. You will need to buy a module. If you want Media Center, another module to buy. How about all the fancy desktop goodies. Another module to buy. But this kind of system works. We use something like this in the gaming industry called the OASIS System. We use it to monitor the machines, do the accounting, doing the players club, support in PR, and many other aspects. You buy the core of the system, then add what you want from there. I'm sure it will most likely sell more like Vista when it is ready. But this looks is now going to be the future of Microsoft Systems. Look at all the flak Vista is getting over it's release in so many flavors. If Win7 is even more broken up into a core system with modules to add to get it the way you want. Is that going to chase off the average user. Time will tell.
  14. Well. Other then a Firewall, Avast Virus Protection and Microsofts Defender. I don't use any of the others.
  15. Now that's not very secure... Ya, only 12 numbers. Heck that will only take a couple of weeks to figure out... Let's see 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 Am I getting close yet.
  16. Type "power" into the search area at the bottom on your Start Menu. Under Programs choose "Power Options" In the left hand column. Click on "Choose what the power buttons do" Set them up how you like.
  17. Thanks Jsky, What CPU & video card do you have? Ive got all old(ish) ATI 9800XT. I think it should be alright? I really dont keep up with these things anymore... I run a overclocked AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ with Vista 64bit. And up to a month ago I ran a GeForce 6600, which ran everything on Vista just fine. I had no problems running the AERO Desktop and all the goodies. But I started to play the latest and greatest game demos. And a couple just did not like the 6600 at all. And, I really wanted to see the difference between DX9 and DX10. Some of the latest game demos give you a choice between DX9 and DX10 downloads. So I poped in at newegg and picked up a nice but not to expensive GeForce 8600 so I could run DX10. Yes. There is a difference between DX9 and DX10 when you try the different games types.
  18. Hahahahaha..... HAHAHAhahahahahahahahaha..... Boy.... I know exactly how you feel.... You said it all in a nutshell.
  19. There are two files you needed to save. "wpa.dbl" and "wpa.bak" You need to save both of them files to reactivate without going through MS. But it will have to be the same computer and hardware configuration to work. Any XP disk should work as long as it's Home to Home, Or Pro to Pro.
  20. Vista is available for download from Windows Marketplace. You can buy and download the files, then burn them to a DVD. Here is how to go about making your DVD. You will have three files to download for Vista 1. boot.wim (116.31 MB) 2. install.wim (2.25 GB) 3. X13-49120.exe (73.76 MB) These will take some time to download. So find a good show on TV and enjoy yourself for a time. 1. Place all 3 files (boot.wim, install.wim and X13-49120.exe) in your C:\ drive. 2. Run X13-49120.exe and it will extract files to Vista folder(automatically created). 3. Download CDImage and place cdimage.exe in your C:\ drive 4. (Go to Start -> Run -> type CMD and click OK to open Command Prompt 5. When the Command Prompt appears type “cd \†without the quotes to change to C drive. " C:\Users\user name\> cd \ " then click enter. Then you should see the command Prompt C:\> 6. Type the command “cdimage -m -u2 -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com C:\Vista C:\Vistax86.iso†and you will see that it’s creating Windows Vista iso image. 7. Once it shows 100%, you can use the free ImgBurn to burn the newly created Vistax86.iso to DVD. But before you burn the Vistax86.iso to DVD using ImgBurn, it is advisable to make sure that “Verify†is checked and select the slowest write speed to burn. This is to ensure that you have a good Windows Vista DVD and won’t get stuck in the middle of Windows Vista installation. Good Luck and enjoy your new Vista installation.
  21. I am moving this to PC Support where it will get more attention.
  22. JSKY

    Happy Birthday Jimras

    Happy Birthay Jim... Your the best cat in the whole world...
  23. Aaaa, Try splitting the folder into three or four folders and see if that helps (spring, summer, fall, winter). I seem to remember one time I had around 9000 (yes that many) pictures in one folder and it took forever to load all the thumbnail views (just to open the folder, much less the thumbnails). It finally just stopped working. And filling up a DVD with them all like that did not help. (getting them off my hard drive). Finally split them up into seperate folders and it started working fine. Pictures take up allot of RAM when you open that many.
  24. Ultimate gives you some extras. Like Bit Locker, Animated Desktops (Windows DreamScenes). also a few other things such as, more control over security functions. More MMC Plugins. And the feature I really like. A full system backup. (which I used a couple of times testing earlier versions of SP1) You can make a full ghost copy backup of your Vista install, so if something goes wrong. You can completely restore everything back to the original time of the copy. It will automatically reformat and reinstall the entire thing. Including any and all programs. Just try to recopy/upgrade the backup every few months to keep everything up to date. You don't even have to remove the old backup, it will compare the old copy and just replace what has changed. You can save the backup however you like. To a second partition, an external device, or make a set of DVDs with the complete backup on them. And you don't have to worry about Vista Activation using the full saved backup.