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    • in reply to: Win ME Program Error #1777491

      Where in the startup process? Before the GUI loads, after? I would be scanning my hard drive for viruses if I were you. You could do a step-by-step confirmation by pressing the F8 key at boot time and selecting it from the menu. If it’s a legit error you’ll see it happen and know what it was that caused it.

    • in reply to: Programs that automatically startup #1777490

      THey do load from the registry if they are not in the startup folder on your programs menu. Unfortunately, they may load as services – McAfee does for certain – and you cannot change the load order in any easy fashion.

      If there is a way to do so with services, I don’t know. In the startup group you can rename the shortcuts with numbers:

      01 – program
      02 – program
      03 – program

      In the registry it’s quite a bit different. The app or service is specified by path and file name and can be given startup parameters.

      You might do well to consult with Adaptec and/or Network Associates to see if there is anything they can suggest that is product specific.

      Good luck!!

    • in reply to: ME Search #512820

      Define ‘doesn’t work.’ Does it display no results? Is it perhaps searching the desktop only? Or some other tiny folder?

      Or maybe it really is hosed…and then it would be a pain to track down.

    • in reply to: Emergency Repair Disk #512814

      The problem that you are having is actually simple: the ERD is not a bootable disk.

      To use the ERD, you must first start the NT install process using the four floppies that you create from the CD. Once the OS loads (and believe it or not that really is Windows 2000, just no GUI), select the repair option. You will be asked to provide the ERD at that time.

      Remember, the ERD is not a backup of your software. It’s jandy for restoring a previous group of settings though.

    • in reply to: network printer no longer works #511236

      Not knowing for certain, I would wager an educated guess that your programs fail with that printer as the default since they probably try to communicate with the printer, which is a network queue that is not functioning.

      Are you using the Novell client?

      I would remove all Novell components from your networking setup and then re-install as necessary. Can you browse to the print queues using Network Places, or do they fail and time out?

      ANd of course, as with all network resources, I am assuming that you have rights to view these printers with this workstation. The 9x code base is lax about that stuff, but it’s possible your computer is not registered on the domain under 2k, or that Novell doesn’t accept your PC under 2K for some reason.

    • in reply to: Scanner hookup #511235

      Since you said that it is a USB scanner, I had one thought that might be causing you some grief.

      Your BIOS.

      Is your system BIOS set up to allow USB peripherals? Probably, since 98 recognizes the thing, but check anyway. Also, make sure that you have USB enabled in the OS – even though it’s present doesn’t mean it’s going to work. I recall having to go and modify a setting under 2000 – sorry I don’t remember which – in the device manager, under the root USB hub.

      You said that it (the scanner) appears in the device manager….remove it completely from there. Keep it unplugged while you check your BIOS and other settings. You should be able to plug it in hot and the OS will find it. Cancel the Windows-prompted install and run the EXE that Umax provides, and see if it installs it correctly.

      Good luck.

    • in reply to: Unsafe ActiveX Control Error dialog #1776328

      You probably have a modified security setting that exists in Internet Explorer. Go to the Tools->Options menu in IE and see if you can reset the security permissions on the Security tab. If you’re in a corporate environment, you may be stuck with a system policy that prevents you from changing those settings.

      The second question? If they have system policies, it might continue to be, but I doubt it. Windows 2000 is a little different at how it handles security, and policies. It is essentially NT4 with the plug and play promise of 98, so don’t expect huge changes – but don’t expect the problem to go away, and you won’t be disappointed.

    • in reply to: Windows Update #1776326

      I don’t know how long you are waiting for the window to change – but depending on the PC and your connection speed it can take a good long while for that page to load. It has to download an ActiveX control to do its thing.

      You could try this…Go to the tools menu in IE, under the general tab click on settings for Temporary Internet Files. In the resulting dialog box, click on view objects. An explorer window should open that presents a list of ‘downloaded program files.’

      Close IE. Then delete the CV3 Class file. Try to reconnect to the Windows Update site, and it should download and register a new version of that file. No promises but it might be your meal ticket.

    • in reply to: IE 5.5 SP-1, yes or no? #1776323

      One would think, yes, but then it’s also true that the people who write Microsoft’s software put their pants on one leg at a time just like you and me. All in all, I findit amazing that some of their things work at all given the diverse number of people, computers, and other variables that go into this.

    • in reply to: Internet Explorer 5.5 (Printing) #510957

      It sounds like a case of a hosed printer driver. Outlook has done this to me. I’m guessing that you got a lot of greek printing out too.

      What I would try as a first step is to remove the printer from Windows altogether, and let it find it again. Make sure that you visit the manufacturer’s website and get the most recent drivers for your make and model, and for your OS. When Windows finds the printer, specify the location that you saved your new drivers to.

      Make sure that if they are part of an EXE or ZIP file that you extract them first or they won’t do you any good at install time.

      For what it’s wort, knowing what OS and brand/make of printer you are using would be helpful.

    • in reply to: IE 5.5 SP-1, yes or no? #1776253

      Yup, that’s the latest word from Woody. If you value the Detect and Repair feature, that is. IE5.5 SP1 breaks this little feature, and it’s annoying.

      IE 5.5 doesn’t really add anything but a print preview feature anyway. It’s kind of a useless upgrade….don’t be fooled by the versioning. I think of it more as IE 5.2, developer’s edition.

    • in reply to: Rightclick New choices #1776252

      Although I’m not Phil….

      It will work with all OSs – 95/NT4 and higher.

    • in reply to: New FP2000 user #1776251

      Glad to help where I can, fake it where I can’t and lead someone deeper into the murky waters of Redmond any time that I can….

      Last thing – remember that the preview window in FP is a poor excuse for what your scripts will do in real life in different browsers. Forewarned is forearmed.

    • in reply to: No new Outlook Express icons #1776250

      If you remove OE I think that the icons disappear – permanently.

      If that is not an option you could create a short batch file that would run from the registry under the RunOnce key; using environmental variables to specify the username.

      I don’t think that you can remove the forced marketing that OE puts out there. I always just delete them first thing.

    • in reply to: File Explorer #1776249

      So far as I know you can’t change the default behavior. But you can do shortcuts – and specify the command line.

      {no switch} Opens a one-pane folder window
      /e Opens a two-pane Explorer window

      /n Opens a new window even if the specified folder is already open in another folder.

      /root, Specifies the desktop as the object Windows will use as the root of a one-pane folder window

      /e,root, Specifies the desktop as the object Windows will use as the root of a two-pane Explorer window

      /root,object Specifies a target directory object that will be the root of the folder window.

      /select For one-pane folders, opens the parent folder of the specified folder and selects the specified folder.

      /root,object,subobject For two-pane folders, use with /e switch; opens a two-pane window to a specific directory, and selects a specific folder in that window.

      For object and subobject, insert a path statement to a specific directory on your PC, such as C:Program Files.

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