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Signman

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  1. How new is the laptop? Does it have the System recovery wizard available in the control panel. If you have that, it will restore the system to "out of the box" status. That might get you what you need. I think it's F10 on bootup to put you into that mode.
  2. I won't comment on AOL.......but you might read this..... Port Magic
  3. Please don't jump the gun here...........Are you looking at the history of where he has been? I know at one time a situation happened to my wife while searching for items for a wedding. A misspelled word resulted in numerous XXX windows opening up faster than she could close them. She didn't deliberatly go there. Take it easy on hubby....he may be telling you the truth!
  4. Rolo2, I see you have Cleanup installed.......run it and it will get rid of all the junk. 118 meg junk files... Probably wouldn't hurt to defrag that drive after you delete the junk.
  5. Guys, I have a Compaq laptop and to get into the bios on it.....at boot, as soon as you see the Compaq splash screen, the cursor will blink in the upper right hand corner.....as soon as you see the cursor...press the F10 key. That's all I have to do on mine.
  6. Well, DKServices.exe was not in Task Manager so I tryed to start it up from there. I looks like it starts for about 10 seconds and then quits. Still can't run it.
  7. I may try your suggestion, but it wouldn't run with or without networking in safe mode. I shall return!
  8. I have used Diskeeper Lite for a while on my W2K machine but haven't tryed using it in safe mode until today. It refuses to run in safe mode. Does anybody else have this problem? When I try it in safe mode I get 2 error boxes. The first one says "Server Busy This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy. Choose "switch to" to activate the busy program and correct the problem." Ok, so I click the "switch to" button and another box opens and says... "Diskeeper Unable to connect to the Diskeeper service in the selected machine. Connecting to the local Diskeeper service..." OK, so I press the "OK" button, I get a brief flash on the screen and then nothing happens. It's my understanding that Diskeeper Lite will run in safe mode....I know it does on Win98se....I ran it this morning on my other machine. Anybody have any clues what could be going on. I have run all the usual scans..spyware, virus and such. Nothing shows up.
  9. Keith, you don't suppose it is trying to format a cd rom or other drive? Unplug all other drives and check that the hard drive jumper is set to master. ( I know you have already checked) Have you been able to get into the bios yet? You will get that kind of message for the hard drive if "auto detect" is not turned on in the bios. Since you removed the onboard battery, it may not be set no to auto detect.
  10. Well, you have the BANCOS.G virus but since I'm not a trusted HijackThis advisor, I won't be able to help you. Sorry.
  11. You must be thinking about chkdsk /f Chkdsk /f don't verify the info in your files can be read like scandisk does.
  12. This one does a pretty good job. It free too!
  13. All the Gateway desktop computers I've had used the "standard" power cord. Like this. With a simular experience as yours, I would agree..... power supply unit.
  14. I found this but I have never tryed it so I can't confirm that it works. Might give it a try.
  15. Barwickred, download this little tool and run it. Gets rid of all that crap......and it's free. LINK
  16. KD, I had this same thing happen to me before and it turned out to be a bent pin in the end of the monitor cable. Check it out again! edited for spelling
  17. Humm, I've seen this before! BgHrly, you been there too!
  18. I found this on another forum that might help you out.
  19. Sounds to me like the MBR is damaged. Looks like you covered most of the recommended solutions. Some things I found.. this Fix MBR Hope you get it sorted.
  20. Bump up your max cache in Internet Explorer to about 75 meg. 16 meg is just too low. You're 2 meg over the max acording to your test now!
  21. Well, the hardware part is being covered pretty good, but you will also have to deal with the operating systems of the various computers you are hooking together. Win 98 to XP, or W2K to XP & Win98??? Creating workgroups and sharing files between computers, who will have access to what files...and who don't. There's more to it than just hooking up the wiring. Get prepaired for some headaches.....
  22. Yes, if you share your printer that is connected to the Win98 machine.
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