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    • in reply to: Internet Explorer #1784240

      Can you post a screen shot of exactly what you want?

    • in reply to: Scanreg in Win2K? #528709

      So it only keeps ONE LKG registry copy? That is too bad. I have Win98 set up to keep ten different registry backups — eh, just in case I screw up!

    • in reply to: IE ActiveX Compatibility Flags #528708

      Thanks, Lief. I have already been through all of those. The problem is that most of them point to or reference the same three (3) Microsoft KB articles. And I cannot find ANYTHING on *.microsoft.com that breaks down what the flags actually are.

      It is much the same with the “Edit Flags” for the Object types in the registry. I can find a partial list at MS, but NOT a complete one!

      This type of information seems to be a well kept secret inside the MS ivory tower. I was hoping some one had cracked their code and was willing to publish it… Probably a pipe dream. Thanks.

      As an FYI, this is part of a typcial page that you can find at Google:

      The patch for the eyedog control sets the “kill-bit”, which basically means this control will be considered invalid by any browser which has applied the patch.

      In the http://www.microsoft.com/security/bulletins/ms99-032faq.asp document, Microsoft have provide a little bit of insight into how the kill-bit is set;

      Key MicrosoftInternet ExplorerActiveX
      Name Compatibility Flags
      Value Dword:00000400

      Supposedly a more detailed description of using this method to revoke ActiveX control is going to be found in the new KB article;


      This references 2 of the 3 MSKB articles. All these articles discuss about Compatibility Flags is how to set the “Kill Bit”.

      The “Kill Bit” is obviously the eleventh bit from the right, as a Dword (double-word) of 0x00000400 in binary is equal to: 10000000000.

      That leaves at least ten other bits NOT specified. And the actual Compatibility Flag field is much larger than this! The highest Compatibility Flag set in the registry is for a Dword of 0x00200000 — or in binary 1000000000000000000000. That is 22 bits in size. And so far, Microsoft has informed us that bit #11 is the Kill Bit. What and the other 21 bits for?

    • in reply to: Printer Properties #1784205

      Do you mean you need to modify the Properties dialog box for a specific printer? This should be controlled by the PropertySheetHandler Shell Extension for the Printer. But, as to how you modify that — ????????

    • in reply to: ActiveX Error #528628

      The first answer is open regedit and search for that CLSID — that long number between the braces.

      That being said, I just tried that on my computer and I came up with nothing — and I have 68 different ActvieX CLSID’s listed! So, I have no idea which COM object type or program that belongs to. Sorry.

    • in reply to: ie6, images not appearing #528621

      That second image is simply a “blue dot”. It is very small and easily missed. There is no toolbar associated with that tiny blue dot — at least not what you have attached.

      Again, this tiny size .gif’s are highly suspicious. What web page are they from? I will be happy to look into this further.

      I just realized that BOTH of your attachments are actually displayed below your post. If you look very carefully at your last post you will see the tiny blue dot. If you right click the dot and select properties, you will see that it is the tell-tale 1×1 pixel size. Warning, Warning Will Robinson! You/ve been web bugged.

    • in reply to: Internet Exporer Crashes #528617

      One site said:

      We currently do not have a solution for this problem. Some possible causes follow.

      1) it could be a conflict with McAfee VirusShield, remove it and see if the problem goes away
      2) right click your network neighborhood click properties, and check to see if you have the NetBIOS or NetBEUI protocols installed. Neither of these are needed for standard internet access and are only used by older networks to communicate with other local computers. if you have either you might try removing them to see if it helps
      3) Run SFC to check for corrupt files
      4) It might be caused by DirectX upgrades.
      5) It might be caused by the video card just when it tries to switch to a higher resolution mode like 3D. Lowering the video acceleration might help in this case
      6) another possible fix is installing the Microsoft Security patch MS00-017.

      BTW, IE installs Outlook Express if you want it to or not…

      It seems a related issue occurs frequently with AMD processors. Do the two of you have AMD processors?

      Also, this MAY be of interest:

    • in reply to: IE ActiveX Compatibility Flags #528616

      Hmmm… I said it was tough! I guess I can assume this is not something that can be answered here… Does anyone know WHERE I can ask this level of question?

      Thanks for viewing and thanks in advance for any assistance.

    • in reply to: ie6, images not appearing #528614

      Well, first off the title of the image gives this away:

      That is a “clear pixel” gif. Therefore, the image is, eh, CLEAR! Clear gif’s can be used for various purposes – some completely benign, and others quite nefarious. It frequently depends on the size of the image.

      These are frequently used benignly to position various objects on a web page — so that the page looks better. The clear image is used as a ‘spacer’.

      However, by the title of your image — a “clear pixel” implies a 1×1-pixel clear image. These are frequently WEB BUGS! If you are not up to date on these, this makes for an interesting topic.

      The clear 1×1 pixel gif is usually NOT from the web page your are viewing. They typically are placed by advertising companies (e.g., doubleclick) to track your web surfing habits. Since your browser has to go to the other site to obtain the clear pixel, that other site “KNOWS” that you are visiting the site you are presently on. That second site can also examine its previously placed cookie on your computer and find out more information about who you are and where else you have been!

      That is briefly the concept behind the so-called “Web Bugs”. HOWEVER, in this case, it appears the clearpixel.gif originates from wopr??? Or is that simply an effect of posting the image to this site??

      I would find it unlikely that woodyswatch would be using Web Bugs. Anyone else care to comment?

    • in reply to: Shortcut folder with a target #528612

      Since my explorer.exe is not in my “SystemRoot”, that target line was not functional.

      I would recommend this as the target:
      %windir%explorer.exe /n,/e,c:

    • in reply to: Uninstall #528611

      OK, first off how do you know that the Control Panel App did not remove everything? You must have looked somewhere and saw something that made you believe that. Assumedly. you saw some file that was for the device in question.

      Let’s start at step one — are you sure your can fix your problem by a reinstall? And then step two — are you sure you need to do a COMPLETE uninstall?

      What problem were you having with the OCR and what OCR program are you using — TextBridge? What version? Do you have the latest patches/updates for this OCR program? Is it compatible with Office2000? These are all things to think about.

      Now, if you already know that some files have not been removed, go to one of those files. Right-click and select Properties. Note the date Modified.

      Open the folder that holds that file. Switch to Details View. Order the files by Date Modified by clicking that column’s header. Look at the files that were modified on the same date as the file in question. Right click on any file that looks suspicious and check the Properties box. Make sure it is for the device in question. Simply rename the file by adding “.backup” to the end of the filename. For example, hpsetup.inf becomes hpsetup.inf.backup.

      That way you are disabling the file, but NOT deleting it. If you need it in the future, simply remove the .backup.

      To look for similar files, open a Search box — hold down the Windows key (between Ctrl and Alt) and hit the “F” key. Type in the first few letters of some of the files you just renamed then add wildcards. For example, “HP*.*” (no quotes). Search for similar named files. Again check the Properties box to verify that the files are for you device. If so, rename them as above.

      Finally, in a Search box, look for all files modified on the same date as the “modified dates” that correspond to the dates of the files you have already renamed. See which ones might be related to your device, and again rename them.

      If you do all of this, you will catch a vast majority of the files that “Remove” missed. However, your registry is likely going to be populated with dead end links…

      If you have never used regedit before, I recommend you *not* use it now. If you have a friend who can use it, have them search your registry for any references to your device, or the device’s manufacturer. Also, they could search for the names of the files that you just renamed. Backup the registry first and then either rename the keys (add some bogus character at the begining to deactivate the key) or delete the key IF you are sure it is for your device. As long as you backup first, you are OK.

      Alternatively, you could run one of the free registry checking programs, such as EasyCleaner:

      This should get you started!!

    • in reply to: Error messages for Office. #528591

      Thanks Mark. Well, I had to move Office because Gateway had installed it into TWO folders and I was having problems updating it. The double installation kept confusing the upgrades.

      YES, I can launch all programs and create new documents, but if I try to open a previous file — either from within the program using the “Open… File” command OR from the Start Menu | “Open Office Document”, I get those crashes — with or without CrashGuard.

      Strangely, I can open ANY file (.doc, .xls, etc) from the My Documents folder. The program correctly starts and the file opens perfectly. I realize this behavior is very weird, but that is what is happening.

      The only other thing I cannot do is send email attachments from within Outlook98. However, I *can* send an attachment from within Windows Explorer using Send to… Mail Recipient. Again, I realize that may sound crazy!!

      I have reinstalled Office, BUT I did NOT delete Outlook98 first. That is my NEXT thing to try, but I hate doing that!!

      I have gone through the registry meticulously and EVERY pointer is correct.

      As an FYI, you really do NOT need Systray. All it does is control the Speaker (volume control) in your Tray and also some of the battery indicators for laptops!

      We have had it out of our startup routine for YEARS. It is a Microsoft falacy that you need it. Investigate this further and you will be surprised! Thanks.

    • in reply to: Uninstall #528556

      You have a couple options. First, if it is an HP scanner/printer, many of the files simply begin with “HP…”. Look for those files.

      Also, look at the DATES of the files that you KNOW came from your printer/scanner. Look for files in you Windows/System folder with those exact dates. Right-click and check the Properties to see if the file came from your printer/scanner.

      I would start there… You may also want to scour your registry for scanner entries as well for a complete uninstall. I am not sure this is necessary…

    • in reply to: Internet temp files #528268

      To clean out the TIF completely and to reorganize your /Cookies/index.dat file, add these two lines to your autoexec.bat file:

      deltree /y C:WindowsTempor~1
      deltree /y C:WindowsCookiesindex.dat

      This way, on each reboot you will have a cleared out TIF that only contains the appropriate cookies pointers to Cookies in your /Cookie folder. Both index.dat files will also correctly index these.

      Empty out all the unneeded cookies first.

    • in reply to: Help! Outlook98 Attachments Crash Computer! #527957

      Thanks for the response.

      I am very leery about uninstalling Outlook98 since I don’t have the disk and it cannot be downloaded from MS any more. I think I saved all the set up files, but I have not really tried to use them…

      My “move” was only a partial move — and I do not fully remember if I moved Outlook or not, but for very BIZARRE reasons Gateway pre-installed my MSOfficeSBE in TWO directories (C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office and C:MSOffice). It was a duplicate installation. Everything worked surpisingly well, however, when I tried to update programs (e.g., Excel or Word Security Updates) they would get confused on what version I had. It seems that some files were SR1 and some were SR2!! So I decided to combine ALL of my Office Programs into C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office — where they SHOULD have been all along.

      I moved everything from the MSOffice directory — compulsively I made sure that the MOST recent file was retained. Despite all of this I still could not update with the newest RTF Macro file — it still felt I had SR1 even after I ran SR2a and SR2b!!

      So I Add/Removed Word and Excel and I plan to re-install them. In the meantime, Outlook won’t let me attach files… It seems strange that these should be related.

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