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About james.halsey

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  • Birthday 04/04/1977

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  1. Problems loading the registry on Windows 98 machine are fond memories. I have a little hack I used to use to keep my registry fairly clean back in those days, and also keep the size down. The following steps will rebuild your registry, and in the process it will not add in program information, etc about programs you no longer have installed, and it should give you a brand new clean registry. You might also want to be familiar with DOS commands before trying this. WARNING: ANY REGISTRY HACK CAN BE HAZARDOUS SO BE CAREFUL AND ONLY FOLLOW AT YOUR OWN RISK....THIS IS A COOL WINDOWS 95/98 HACK THOUGH Start your computer in MS-DOS mode, because certain Windows files need to be modified that cannot be modified while Windows is running In DOS mode, navigate to the Windows directory, and type the following REGEDIT /L:SYSTEM.DAT /R:USER.DAT /E REGBACK.REG Doing this exports the data in system.data and user.dat into the single file regback.reg Just in case you're paranoid, you can also manually move the system.dat and user.dat files (your registry files) into a backup directory somewhere where Windows can't find it just in case. I normally never did this but some sites recommend it. Now that we have the needed files, we are going to tell the sytem to recreate the registry and get rid of any junk that might be in there. Assuming you are still in the Windows directory, type the following command.REGEDIT /L:SYSTEM.DAT /R:USER.DAT /C REGBACK.REG (or replace regback.reg with whatever file you named it in step one.) Depending on the size of the registry, this may or may not take a long time. After it completes, just reboot back into a more streamlined Windows. Here are the details behind what is going on. The registry on Windows 95/98 is kept in two files...system.dat and user.dat. Any corruption to these files and your registry is dead. What we effectively did was first parse both of these files, and combine them into the regback.reg file we created (or whatever name you chose). Then, we told the system to recreate system.dat and user.dat based on the information in this file. While it recreates the two files, it will not load data for example for programs that no longer exist on your computer, and will normally fix any problems you may be having. If you understand any of what I said, then I reccomend you do this. If not, do some more research first. Even if you aren't having any problems, this can significantly reduce the size of the registry and reduce Windows boot time and program load times. Remember though peeps, only for Windows 95 or 98....not ME/2000/XP. Have Fun
  2. Phew, just set my system back up (you guys remember me with the lowly 1gig fx-51/53 and radeon 9800xt...I just installed all my regular drivers and didnt even optimize anything yet and im already owning you noobs :beer: at 1900 lol. Dude hang around a while you will learn a lot from these guys who you think are mocking you. In my sig is a test I just took unoptimized. No longer am I overclocking my parts I'm sick of having to RMA hard drives cause I'm going toooo fast lmao
  3. SO much for my theory...the WOW doesnt even seem to be running on that last test unless I missed something.
  4. Hey and let us know if you got it working so we can stop researching, or else you will have some people on here working on a solution for days Good luck
  5. Don't take the 16 bit driver thing as gospel though, I just remember back in the day thgat if you had 16bit drivers loaded it wouldn't run in the right mode and it would slow things down a lot. (Protected Mode maybe?) Basically Windows will run ontop of an emulator (sort of) that translated Win32 calls to Win16 calls and also made sure that the 16bit apps couldn't run amuck with your memory. That's all I remember from those days. The good ol WOW (windows on windows). Same thing happens when you run the 64 bit Windows in 32 bit mode, but the WOW system on that OS has gotten much better at handling 32 bit pointers. Uh......I think I'm getting a lil over my own head here. Lol those who know though know what I mean. Just make sure you aren't running 16bit drivers or essential apps. I think you can right click on My Computer and choose properties and it should tell you there what mode you are running in (or is that only Windows 9X? I think I'm gonna quit here while I'm ahead and let someone else handle this one. Here.... :beer: Drink up in the mean time.
  6. J RAM you are 100% correct. They pop those up and tell you to pay them so they can tell you the same thing we did. That messenger service is for networks so you can send messages to other computers over the network. You have no need for it nor will you probably ever, so stop that service and disable it. Good call J RAM. And with J RAM's solution this case is solved unless you need detailed instructions...in that case send me $10 in the mail. No. Here it is detailed out step by step 1. Click on Start button 2. Click on Run and type services.msc 3. Look over in the right pane, then scroll down until you see Messenger 4. Double click Messenger 5. In the field that says "Startup Type", choose Disabled 6. If the "Stop" button at the bottom is not greyed out, then click it. 7. Click "OK". then close down the Services console. If you're curious about what those other services in that console do, and if they are safe to stop or start, check out this site. It's very detailed and informative. Black Viper J RAM gets credit for this one though so let's go grab a :beer:
  7. I'm not positive this is a problem, but check this out guys and gals and maybe someone else can either say yay or nay to me. ntvdm.exe ... this is the Window 16-bit Virtual Machine, so something is running in 16 bit mode. Isn't it true that when the Windows 16-bit Virtual Machine has to run in order to accomodate 16 bit drivers/apps that it slows the entire system down? Help me out here Edit: It seems to me that he has a 16 bit driver somewhere loaded up. Once we find that, and once we update that driver I think performance should increase. I'll see if I can't find it. 7% system load is also a tad high but it's a notebook so I dunno I'm a n00b, well the wife says b00b but I disagree.
  8. Fielding was probing Dr. Rice to look at coordination problems and legal roadblocks that prevented the FBI and the CIA from sharing intelligence prior to 9/11, and to try to answer the question "through a pre-9/11 lens". This is why she makes "the most interesting statement of all" that more exactly is: Prior to 9/11 and with the vague information that she was given about terrorist operations, in her opinion the reform would have taken a longer time to implement, because what exactly needed to be done was also vague. After the attacks it became apparent what needed to be done and action could be taken to directly counterattack what had happened. The only thing you contributed in that post was that you thought that it was "the most interesting statement of all" without giving anyone who didn't have the opportunity to watch the hearings a contradictory sounding statement that was simply paraphrased out of context. If you thought that it was that interesting, maybe you should reread the entire transcript and maybe put a little more thought into what you post instead of taking a comment that sounds like an easy target and trying to make yourself sound superior to someone who has a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and a PHD. Here's a question that might be more interesting. If you had the information that Dr. Rice had, what would you have done in her situation that would have prevented the 9/11 attacks? Do you actually think that the administration in charge knew what was about to happen, and simply ignored it without having a care in the world about the lives of thousands of Americans?
  9. If my son turned out to be gay ..fine for him I wouuld support his decision. I could never hate a child of mine. But he would know that since he's gay he ain't gettin in the boy scouts and I would let him know that raising a child with another man is completely unacceptable...but that's still his choice in this country. A son of mine would be more than content in not "needing" to be legally married in order to share the beauty of a relationship. He would be confident in himself to hopefully not feed into the gay hype and not need to use that as a crutch for him to move along life with. Good question though. I would hope my son or daughter would have enough common sense to think for themselves instead of letting someone like Jesse Jackson think for them. I still wouldn't be dissapointed though and would make for some nice discussions and debates with him. Edit: I'd never drill it into his head that being gay was bad nor make him go to church if he didn't believe in it
  10. What does trust have to do with the President's choice to outlaw Gay marriages? And Bruce, you think he is forfeiting the election? Why won't you run for president then, that way you can inject you superior ideals into the courtrooms and schools thoughout the nation. Edit: Either way, there will always be "civil unions" and there is never going to be a goverment in place to stop that from happening. When these people start trying to raise children and push their lifestyle onto others is where I draw the line. So what if you are gay and living with your partner? Why must everyone feel as if they have to make national headlines from it. I guess they are pushing for equal rights, but they do not deserve equal rights. They start a huge fight over letting gays get into a private organization like the Boy Scouts. Why? Because it's there. Just like why people climb a mountain...because it's there. If there isn't a gay boy in the boy scouts let's cry foul. Well guess what. I want access to a gay club and not be harrassed because I'm in one. I am going to go out this weekend and go to every Gay club in Richmond, then announce proudly that I am not gay. Let's see how equal I get treated. Sorry I'm just in rant mode now.
  11. I'm sorry but I have a problem with gays in general. No I'm not homophobic, and I do have gay friends in my life. I have a problem with gay stereotypes portrayed on television and then the people in real life who believe this is how they should act since they are gay. If you are a gay woman that means you find the female body beautiful, which it is. Then why would you make yourself to look as much like a man as possible then. It all makes no sense. Enough about that however. Mr President made a very well informed and a very positive decision. My children will not be growing up around families who values include thinking that having two mothers is good for a young child...or two men thinking that one of them can play "mommy". This is all about the values I want instilled upon my children, and not about the lifestyles of the gay. There is nothing wrong with being gay in my mind, but you do not deserve to start or even raise a family. It is unhealthy for any child growing up in that kind of environment and the child will grow up with distorted values. I'm not even a religious person either. I don't believe in God as others might. God is a term I use when I talk about the universe, nature, physics, math, etc and how all of this together plays into giving life. You liberals are only opposed to Bush's decision because you always want to create change or make your decisions based on "shock factor" alone. Like Ms. Jackson exposing her breast on national television, liberals are exposing their proverbial breast everytime they decide to make a decision.
  12. Adam, I'm sorry your post for an answer has brought out the worst in people and that you are being flamed for it. Some people just feel that it's necessary to point out always how much higher they sit on the pedestal called life. You aren't a Saint, but all you did was ask a question and a lot of the responses were unnecessary and geared only in other's proclaiming how much better a person they are to you. It continues that way throughout life Adam no matter how old you get, so you might consider how you word a question in the future so you can weed out those who only have something to prove from those who don't mind in helping out somebody with a question. WIth that said, here's my thoughts on the situation. Any statement that is made about someone that is not true is considered defamation of character. If you can argue that what you said is indeed true, then defamation has not occurred. For instance If I started a website that was solely focussed on OJ Simpson being a cold hearted murdered, I could, because he was found guilty already in Civil Court. No slander has been done in your case, as slander is written defamation to ones character. Anything that is untrue and said about a person that is written, printed, or otherwise presented in any other visual form is called libel. If any of the statements you made about the girl are untrue, then you can be found guilty of libel in a court of law. If the statements you make are true and can be backed up, then you are doing nothing wrong at all. I hope that answers your question, and you may have been better off PM'ing someone instead of using the open forum as the means to finding out what you wanted to know. Edit: Now if you mention your school in any way, or possibly even just make a passing reference to it, then the school may ask you to cease your activities and take the site down. If you refuse then they have every right they want to not let you back into school or to punish you. This holds especially true if you go to private school, as since a private school is indeed a private organization, they have the right to refuse access to anyone they deem unacceptable.
  13. So you've never noticed me hanging out outside your windows in the evenings? Or never saw me in that blue van following you around when you go shopping? Well dang. You'll see me eventually, I promise J/k of course. Say hi to felicity and tory (not sure if tory comes on anymore, tory from hamilton nz) for me while you're still down under . Nice to meet you btw and the wife (in my avatar) says hello as well.
  14. We have a lot of Type O fans in here. I was listening to Wolf Moon prior to Galaxie. Damn we have some good taste in here.
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