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April 7, 2006 by starkers
I've read that it's okay to install Stardock products on more than one PC if they're owned by you, but I've not seen anything about installing them on a second OS on the same PC and wonder if it's also permissible? I run XP Pro as my main OS for every day stuff, but have XP home as my secondary to install and run games so I'm not cluttering or overbloating my main OS. However, it pains my wife and I to go from a customised setup of the first to the XP default of the second, so it would be ...
March 29, 2006 by starkers
I recently installed The Avast Anti-virus proggy and wondered why it seemed to be taking an extraordinary amount of time to complete the scan of my system, so maximized the window to watch what was happening. What I discovered was that it was scanning files that I had deleted some time ago. In the case of one HD that had been transferred from my previous system and had an OS installed, I noticed Avast was scanning old system files and recycled items that were no long longer visible, in use. ...
February 17, 2006 by starkers
I have 3 HD's in my PC, but an 80 gig SATA drive just stopped showing up in 'my computer' and does not show in the BIOS settings either, just wondering if its dead or not..or if somethinmg's amiss in my MBR, etc. in the Events Log, there's an entry saying: "Source sr> Error Event ID 1...The system restore filter encountered the error '0xC00000243' while processing the file Savrt on the volume Harddisk volume 1. It has stopped monitoring the volume." It does not appear in Bios settings either...
November 13, 2005 by starkers
I just found this article on Google by The register Link and thought I'd share it here.....and I was beginning to think I was alone. It's so comforting to know somebody else shares my opinion.....I'm gonna sleep so much better tonight now
September 17, 2005 by starkers
My wife has friends with whom she keeps in touch on yahoo messenger, which is all well and good....if ever she can get me out of WC long enough Seriously though, we downloaded the most recent version, as recommended, but when it's installed our system goes into safe mode, making it rather difficult to read anything on the screen. We have tried uninstalling and reinstalling without success, with no response from yahoo in days now, and wonder if anyone here has any ideas as to resolving this...
August 8, 2005 by starkers
Hi all, was just browsing Major Geeks and came across this spyware cleanerLink and thought some here might find it useful against spyware. Don't jnow how effective it is as yet, but it promises a suite of tools to combat malware, tracking devices and more. I ran it upon installation and it found a few items that Adaware, MS Antispy and Spybot had missed last night, so it could be worth a try
August 3, 2005 by starkers
I have found some wallpapers with the same name and want to store in the same folder, but the new additions always want to replace the originals and I'm unable to rename them. When I try to rename a wallpaper, I get a warning message that the file will become unstable and it changes format if I proceed. Can I rename these files within Windows somehow, so they maintain stability and format, or do I need a 3rd party program? Thanks for any help offered
July 24, 2005 by starkers
Bit the bullet and rid myself of NIS/NAV problems with a clean install...all else failed in resolving those issues. Done clean installs before without issue, but.... Problem now is no NTLDR and no bootup...must leave in motherboard disc to start system and unsure how to restore NTLDR, with or without another rewrite. Not long ago I put in new SAT 160 gig HD to serve as primary boot and replace IDE 40 gig, but being newbie had problems changing boot sequence. Eventually took it to techie...
July 8, 2005 by starkers
I recently purchased an OEM version of Norton Internet Security 2004 and have had nothing but trouble with it from day one with the antivirus component refusing to perform manual or scheduled system scans. So far it has been installed on 5 occasions, and each time this is the result. The first time it was installed, the system scan worked only once and had to be uninstalled with difficuly in safe mode as it wouldn't allow me to otherwise. Same with the second install (no scans) but it would...
June 26, 2005 by starkers
Can anyone help? I have done several searches to find a 3rd party proggy that can apply sound packages in the one go, rather than having to use the time consuming Windows method, but cannot find one. I am running XP Professional SP2. Any leads will be greatly appreciated, thank you