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About MrFred

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  • Birthday 07/06/1932

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    Paralimni on the paradise island of CYPRUS ... at the Eastern end of the Mediteranean sea ... Latitude 35°N - Longitude 34°E
  • Interests
    Trying to keep out of the sun !!!.<br>Keeping Arthritis under control ... ex UK.<br>The hot climate here is a bonus for that.<br>------------------------------------<br>Classical music - I've recently found WCPE.org ... brilliant.<br>They are at Raleigh (North Carolina) 7 hours behind me.<br>(and almost the same Latitude !!).<br>------------------------------------<br>Also like Country and Western and Blues.<br>------------------------------------<br>I live alone, so I also take an interest in all matters of a domestic nature.<br>------------------------------------

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    Toshiba Laptop M30. Gateway Laptop. HP Destop. All operate through a D-Link Router. and some friends use their Laptops on my network .... without much bother. ((There is a story behind having this network.))
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  1. Joe C !! .... did you put that user account in, or did it appear magically. I notice that it is a little bit different to mine, but essentially it's the same thing. Yours .... ASPNET Mine ..... ASP.NETMachine A... AND ..... Can you still tweak the Appearance box .... by any method of getting there. These features are not available to me .... (All other users, can do it) Does that user appear on the Welcome login page ?. Just as a general question, can there be any number of administrators ??. I realise that there has to be one .... and I'm supposing that that
  2. I have created another user account, whilst I was in Safe Mode. So now I have 4 users .... but, there is only me that uses this computer. The thing about the other accounts is that they can right click on the Desktop---Properties and can play around with that as they please. It does seem a bit odd though that, as the "boss chapie " .... I can't do that Of course, all those other accounts are essentially empty of anything that I have created, and like most other people, I have bits and pieces all over the place that want tidying up. Now, how do we shuffle that stuff over to the ne
  3. I've got problems. I am advised that I have to do a Clean install of Windows. Has anyone else experienced this. This quote is from a dialogue that I have become involved in. It explains the nature of my problem. I would imagine that someone else will have experienced this. I apologise for the length. Yes !! .... it is me again .... and I seem to be having problem doing the HTML stuff. Has it all been changed since I was here last. Many thanks .... Regards .... MrFred
  4. I did update my Norton utilities (containing GoBack) about 3 weeks ago. I have now disabled it and all restore points have been deleted (on the primary C: drive). However, the secondary drive F: is still the same .... with that 10% of space still stubornly fixed near the middle of the drive. There is a very tiny bit of used fixed space near the "top" of the secondary drive F: .... but, that "feels" normal .... like one of the "overheads" for that drive. The original problem appears to have started when I installed Win Backup from LIUtilities .... some months ago .... I have now re
  5. Diskeeper says that the state of the defragmentation of that Hard disk is Perfect . It is "empty" .... and everything is unmoveable . I have not been able to find more information about the 119 files in 16 folders that appear to be present or how to delete them :help: .
  6. A few days ago, I was writing about my secondary "empty" hard disk. Since that time, I have recovered some more space, though why that became possible is vague. 7.71GB of the 76.3GB HD is still "occupied" .... that's about 10% The hidden files are ::--- gobackio.bin ................................. 7.63GB RECYCLER ................................... 85 bytes System volume informatio ...... zero bytes I have used Norton Defrag .... and it appears that about 10% of the available space is unmoveable files. These appear to be in the middle of the available space. I suspect
  7. Thanks rja It certainly looks as if I'm going to need some serious assistance .... because I don't know what any of those things you mention are ? The whole thing has come about because I installed WinBackup from LIUtilities. I have never installed any programs on that disk .... just put files there that I wanted to backup my way .... by hand. A week ago, I updated my regular Norton things and renewed the subscription. At the same time I bought the download version of Ghost 9 .... ((an ISO image of it ??? .... that was also a performance .... 3 days to sort that out )) .... .
  8. Thanks shogan191, It's nice to be remembered, .... this is a nice homely site to return to .... the bear, has contacted me and raised his hat to me. I thought that Often tired wasn't around much the last time that I was here, but I spotted him a few hours ago .... with his emaculate replies. .... I seem to have jumped into another exciting lifestyle . But, still need some close technical attention .... sometimes . Now, back to this not empty, empty hard disk . I eventually removed the hidden attributes from Windows, with all the solemnity that that engages !! I have now foun
  9. Well !!, I'm up again .... probably a bit brighter Still not done the reformat of the secondary drive .... I have downloaded the files from the secondary drive into a memory stick. The secondary is now (supposed) to be empty. But "properties" shows 41.5GB used and 34.7GB free. How can that "used" space be further investigated. I would prefer to know what is causing the problem rather than just format that drive. I wrote to the backup program suppliers (Win Backup from LIUtilities) about the problem more than two weeks ago, but there has been no reply .
  10. Still haven't done it yet .... other things have crept in between .... I'll have to leave till tomorrow. What all this about windows hiding files ??? .... rja I think I will have a go at that later tomorrow. Do you realise, It's nearly 2.30 am here .... time I was in bed !!! You can comment while I sleep. Thanks
  11. Hi bluescout, Nice to hear from you again .... I do seem to be busy with all sorts of other (exciting) things !! .... but sometime (quite often really) I keep getting some problems !!. Your screen shot is the same as I'm looking at .... I suppose C: D: and E: are partitions on drive 0 and F: and G: are partitions on drive 1 I'm just repeating this to make sure that I'm understanding what I'm looking at. I am anxious not to make a "pigs ear" out of this new venture .... if you understand what I mean !!. I'll copy whats on the F: drive to C: and then "do it"
  12. I'm pretty sure that you're going to get me somewhere here IntelGuy. I'm fairly sure it's something to do with the FAT tables .... just check that my mind set is in the right gear for understanding what I'm looking at !!. I've not messed about too much in this area .... but I'm looking at the computer management in the control panel .... I've click on disk management under storage .... and I can see the disk volumes for both my hard drives in the right pane .... When I right click on them, I get the typical properties stuff etc. .... .... on the Primary HD (as I call it) C:
  13. I've been thinking a bit more There's not much on that F: drive (language !!) Do you think that I could simply do a format on it. I think that the indexing of it has, (although it seems to work), has got messed up . I think I would like some comment on that before I did it. And again, I would think that it would have to be done in safe mode .... and at the command prompt .
  14. Thanks .... I did what you said IntelGuy. Went into safe mode and used the command prompt C:\ to enter the detail. Lots of file names were deleted .... and eventually I rebooted. That was on the system drive C: The properties for that drive are now .... 23.3 used and 51.1 free. (small change) But, unfortunately, my F: drive looks as full as ever. Should I do the same with drive F: at the prompt .... F:\ ? I'm assuming that the URL in your first reply, does more or less the same thing, but easier. Thanks .... but do tell me if I can do the same thing w
  15. Thanks .... Bit more detail. I do use XP Pro. I have two similar Hard disks (size). My system runs from drive C: (one of them) (23.7GB used .... 50.8 free) and that's what I use all the time. There's been nothing much on that secondary drive (actually F:) since it was new. Then, 2 months ago, I installed Win Backup from LIUtilities. I made up a scheduled backup with it .... and I reckon that's when the problem started .... it seems (?) that old backups are not being deleted (properly) .... The space that I can see being used is 17GB. I do use Norton utilities,
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