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  1. Whilst here could I ask another question please?

    I have turned off Messenger from Control Panel > Services 4 times in the last 2 days. It keeps coming back on. Can I take this little beast out permanently?

    Andrew, I don't use XP so I'm not sure how you turn messenger off there. If it is like W2K Pro, just go to administrative tools, and then services in control panel, scroll down to messenger, right click on it, go to properties. About halfway down there is a area called startup type to select for running. Just choose disabled and apply and ok. That's how I did it on mine. I don't think it can be removed, just disabled.

  2. I spoke to my ISP who is Big Pond, a division of Telstra (the main phone company here in Oz).

    They said to reset my cable modem and this would clear the ARP Cache.


    Andrew, how did you reset it? I'm not familiar with your devise so I'm thinking on the line of a router or hub, usually remove the power source for the devise will flush stuff like that. I think you should have drivers for that devise. You can get them here

  3. Search your hard drive for setup.exe and see if one shows up for that folder. What version IE are you running? I see you are running XP . I'm sorry, I don't have that so my directions are probably no good. Maybe someone else will be along shortly that can help you.

  4. Gateway also has a "update utility" you can download that operates simuliar to Microsofts site. It will search your computer for any hardware driver updates and let you download and install them.

  5. This is what I would do. Go to Gateway's site and download the driver for your soundcard and put it into a folder where you can find it. Then, boot into safe mode and remove the soundcard there. Reboot and Windows should find new hardware and reinstall the drivers. If it prompts you for a location of the driver, point it to the downloaded driver. If not, wait untill everything loads up and then update the driver by pointing to the downloaded driver. I don't think you need to be told a step by step "how to" to do this so I won't insult your intelegence, but please.........I know you are frustrated with your problem so when someone tries to help, please don't make them feel unwanted by your sharp remarks...........after all, you are asking for help. I'm sorry if I ruffled your feathers. If this doesn't help, please post back and maybe someone else can give it a shot.

  6. Hi Dan, this is what pacs-portal's start up list says:  


    So unless you change your display mode through the task bar, it is unnecessary. ;)   BTW, I use an ATI card and don't use it either.

    In device manager, mine shows up as a Radeon 7000/Radeon VE display adapter from ATI Technologies. Are you sure you don't have this card? That's strange.

  7. Somehow I missed this post...............


    By early day (4:45am-2:00pm) I work for a local Budweiser distributor making signs that go into the stores. By afternoon and evening (2:30pm-6:00pm) I am self employed (27 years) in the upholstery business, catering to residential and commercial customers. I work with a few interior designers too. :mrgreen:

  8. I'm not sure if this will change your target area or not but you can try this.....in the properties box of your Briefcase, type in "C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\My Briefcase" then click on the "Find Target"button. See if it then points to the correct item. Other than that, I am at a loss as to what to do next. I never use the Briefcase anymore but I used to use it between my laptop and my desktop. Maybe someone else might be able to help with it. If not, I would download the one I told you about and use it.

  9. Here's what I found out.......At work, I did the add/remove to install briefcase on my work machine. It was listed under accessories. Once it was installed to the desktop, it no longer shows up in the accessories area. That may be why yours is gone. As to your other question about the target area...... mine shows.............."C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\My Briefcase". Try that in the target area. If you can't get it to work, here is a freeware program that does the same thing.........



  10. Humm, I was at work when I posted that. My Win98 machine there has it...but it is a 98se version. Now I am home on my Win98 machine, I have a briefcase on my desktop but like yours, it is not listed. Soooo, can you right click on a blank spot on the desktop, see if you have a briefcase listing under New. If so, just create a new one. If not, do a search and see if it is still on your hard drive. If it finds it in the search, just drag it to the desktop. If it is not there on the hard drive, you may have to reinstall it from the CD.




    I also found this.........



  11. Yes it does........ go to control panel, add/remove programs,click the Windows setup tab. Highlight accessories, click the details button. Briefcase is listed. Put a check mark in the box to add it......uncheck the box to remove it.

  12. Guys, this tilde that everyone is concerned about, appears to be a glitch in an update from Microsoft. I found this on another forum...............


    "That "~" (tilde) file is most probably appearing as the result of installing the "April 2003, Cumulative Patch for Outlook Express (330994)". Microsoft is aware of the problem and is supposedly working on a fix. Many people are experiencing this problem and from what I've read about this problem that icon will also reappear when you reply to an e-mail and you have your Outlook Express set up to enter the persons e-mail address to your address book whenever you reply to an e-mail. You can either just put up with it or follow the uninstall directions for the patch at the link below."



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