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  1. Got a real stumper I think. Just purchased a new Samsung 52 in LCD that has internet access capability. Prob is that I have a wireless network set up in another room and the connection on TV is RJ45 lan connection.

    My question, is there a way to connect a lan connection to a wireless adapter and use wireless network for access. Biggest problem is all the adapters I have found need drivers to be installed and cannot do that on TV.

    Ant help will be greatly appreciated. Also if this not in right forum, please transfer to right one.

  2. Because of problems with my Windows XP desktop I have just reinstalled. However, when I boot, I get a choice of systems, Windows XP Professional or....................er..........Windows XP Professional. I have to hit 'enter' to carry on. Can anyone tell me how I can rectify this, please? Also, after reinstalling, I downloaded Thunderbird mail client and configured it, accounts and everything. I switched off and went back to it an hour or two later. When I re-booted, all the account information had disappeared and I had to go through the whole process again.

    Any help appreciated.





    Click on Start then click on Run, Type msconfig in box, Choose OK, System Configuration will come up. Click on Boot tab Will show all boot records. Highlight the one you do not want and click delete.

  3. Thats not an oddity, it is pretty much standard operating procedure for most operating systems.


    Boot managers, Master Boot Records, 99.9% of the time are on the first hard drive of any system.


    Good information on repairing it though :tup:




    True enough, but I never had an OS refuse to boot when I had dual boot XP or any previous OS installed, was always able to remove partitions and drives without any problem.

  4. One of the odd things I have run into installing and repairing Vista systems is that Vista has a nasty habit of installing its boot files on the first active drive or partition it finds, so it is possible to have system files on one drive or partition while boot files can reside on another. If this happens and something happens to the drive or partition with boot files on it this will make tour system unbootable and get a BOOTMGR.exe missing or corrupt error.


    After lots of research I found probably the only fixes that will allow you to get your system back to full running order. I found this on Microsofts Vista forum.

    Hope this helps someone.


    To resolve this problem, use the following methods in the order in which they are presented.


    Method 1: Repair the BCD store by using the Startup Repair option

    You can use the Startup Repair option in the Windows Recovery Environment to repair the BCD store. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.

    2. Press a key when you are prompted.

    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.

    4. Click Repair your computer.

    5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

    7. Restart the computer.



    Method 2: Rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool

    If the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.

    2. Press a key when you are prompted.

    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.

    4. Click Repair your computer.

    5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.

    7. Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd , and then press ENTER. • If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes . A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.

    • If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.

    Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

    ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

    Bootrec /rebuildbcd


    8. Restart the computer.

  5. Open case, on motherboard is a round silver battery about the size of a quarter. Remove battery and wait about ten minutes, should reset bios and remove any password. Make sure power is unplugged before attempting this. BTW :wp:

  6. i cant really give u any anwsers but i do want to say BgHrly ur a terd

    come on i think every one desarves a little time to goof off at work other wise your job is going to be a horrible thing to do and no one is going to want to work

    im lucky enough to have a job where i get paid to jerk around all day and do arts and crafts(i do custom airplane interiors in personal aircraft)

    but come on BgHrly u must be some boss of a firm or somthing and if treat ur workers like that guy is treating barb ur never gonna have any workers that really enjoy their jobs and and prob end up geting ur bis torched to the ground by somy worker u turned into a raving fool cause u beat them into the ground with your productitivy concept a relaxed worker that enoys their job is going to get more done than one locked in to their cubicle all day forced to only do ur work

    i do understand that it is a biz computer and they have every right to remove the games esp if they are not the games that are included in the os but all i can say is damn the man and reinstall them once the ars leaves


    2) Personal attacks, rudeness, flaming, baiting, insults to others, or arguments will not be tolerated. Challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully. Any member who threatens anyone on the forum, via PM, instant messengers, or Email, will be banned immediately without notice.


    Evidently you don't read rules very well either. Although you are entitled to your opinion, many of your remarks are uncalled for and you are lucky that a moderator has not seen this.

  7. We have a networked system at work and have games installed on our computers there......(It is a family-owned business), but recently one of the bosses has threatened to have our computer support people come over to find out how long we spend doing what on our computers.


    1. Is that possible?


    2. What if we delete the games before they come, can they still detect them?


    3. How can we protect ourselves?


    Thank you, Barb



    1. Yes it is


    2. If they are good, and if you are spending any time at all on gaming, you are cheating the company . Yes they can detect deleted software in most cases, registry entries most times will not be removed when you delete software.


    3. No way you can, if computers belong to company, unless you have permission to install them, they have every right to limit what is put on their machines

    The name of the game in business is productivity, and if any time is spent on games, you are getting paid to play at work. Best advice I can give is wait til you get home then play all the games you want.

  8. Front side bus at the following frequency ranges:

    - 400MHz (100MHz Core Clock)

    - 533MHz (133MHz Core Clock)

    - 800MHz (200MHz Core Clock)

    - 1066MHz (266MHz Core Clock)

    Supports Hyper-



    Did you set your Core clock to 266mhz?

  9. This may be old news to some but could help others. I am asked on a regular basis to change Owner and Organization name on used computers with existing installed OS's, or they just want to hand computers down to someone else. After many attempts I have found how to do this. A word of warning, and I realize the rules say not to get too techinal, this involves editing the registry but it is not an involved process.


    Open Run.

    Type regedit.

    Click OK.

    Click on + sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

    Click on Software.

    Click on Microsoft.

    Click on Windows NT

    Click on CurrentVersion.

    In the right hand pane will be a list, toward the bottom are Registered Organization and Registered Owner..

    Double click on each one at a time.

    An edit string box will open.

    Under Value Data type what you want in each one.

    Close Registry editor.


  10. Ever had the notion to get rid of Windows messenger, then found out that it is next to impossible. Short of just setting it to not start when Windows starts I have beat my head against my monitor many times until now. This is a tried and true method I ran across. Remember that this will forever remove Messenger.

    Open Run, type in this command and hit OK. Gone BYE Bye for good.


    rundll32 advpack.dll ,LaunchINFSection %systemroot%\Inf\Msmsgs.inf ,BLC.Remove.


    Courtesy of Microsoft ,Windows XP Registry Guide

  11. Auslogics worked great for me on XP, but when I switched to Vista it wouldn't defrag well at all. Windows defragger actually worked better. I don't know what the problem was, but I got JKDefrag and it works fine.



    I am running Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 without any glitches at all. Vista's defrag is a joke. Takes forever and Auslogic takes about 10 to 15 minutes depending on degree of fragmentation.

  12. In my late night meanderings thru cyberspace, wanting a better defrag proggie than Windows version, I came across this one. The fastest and best I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot. The best part is that it is free, imagine that in this day and time. Some may know about this , but think some that don't know about it will really appreciate it. Another good thing is it runs on both X86 and X64 XP and Vista.




  13. Try this.



    How can I stop MSN Messenger from starting automatically?Click the Tools menu, and then click Options.

    In the left pane, click General.

    Under Sign In, clear the Automatically run Messenger when I log on to Windows check box.

    Click OK.

    back to top

  14. My sisters still aren't back in school, (they've missed 7 months now); with that in place, they find it necessary to come to my house and freeload off my computer. Downloading, burning cd's, you get the idea. Anyway, I find it perplexing that I often come home to all my printer paper just being..gone. around 30-50 sheets are loaded at a time, and I put a sign that specifically says NOT to print or steal my paper >_>.


    Anyway, I was wondering, I figure the only way to stop this problem is to either unplug my printer during the day, or password protect the printer, or just disallow access to my computer all together. What should I do?



    Set them up with a user account with only user access and do the following.








    I don't know a way to protect your printer by a password, but Windows offers another way to protect your system from being used by others: protect your user account with a password! To use a printer, you need to install the driver. For that you will have to be an administrator on your system. So when you want someone else to use your PC but not the printer, you will have to make up an user account for that person and give him only user access or even guest rights. Starting with NT (i.e. NT - 2000 and XP), Windows was capable of useraccounts and management of user rights. When there is no other user than the one you announced while installing Windows, only 2 users are set: administrator (a default account) and the default user. It is definitely a best practise to set a password for your user. By that you can control, which user is able to do what on your system.


    But please: don't forget the password! Neither the user's nor the administrator's password can be brought back, when they are lost. The administrator on a Windows system is always able to reset the user passwords, so this password is the most important.

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