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  1. Andrew..firstly, I just LOVE your sign off about women! So true! 2nd...the Start Up programs... I approached in a minimal way. What is essential to launch at start up....and for me, that was my wireless router....and my McAfee suite (for protection). Anything else, I can easily manually launch so I'm down to just 2 start up progs. You have 5 so I'm kinda interested in the 3 maybe important points I'm missing!!! At the end of the day, I guess we could all get it down to 0 and just manually launch eveything in a sensible order...ie, protection before internet connection, (gosh, that s
  2. Thank you Adamsappleone.....I do indeed have the latest version of Flash and Java.....the only one I'm not familiar with is the OpenDNS link? Don't know what that is or what it links too or what it does...so I've passed on that one out of my sheer ignorance of it! Cheers...Celine
  3. You're so right! I have learned over some years that toolbars insidiously attach themselves to stuff you download! So I'm very conscious to uncheck that box each time ....as should everyone else who reads this. But you made me double check...and thankfully, the only toolbar I have running even as an option is the McAfee Site Advisor one..which I don't really need to display cos McAfee just does his job in the background with my full approval..hence I don't need to see his "tool"! But yes, I've dumped any google or yahoo or ask or any other toolbar offered me! Thanks for the suggestio
  4. Thank you everyone very much for all your suggestions, especially Alan2273! Having read through all of them and taken a look at each, I decided upon ccleaner (alan2273), namely because it's free, it offered a back up of the registry before any clean and it had some really good comments from existing users. Once I installed it, I also discovered it has a tutorial to go with it (pretty basic but at least it did explain the different options in layman terms). It seems to work very quickly too and the registry back ups preclean were very easy. I found it easy to use and got pretty effi
  5. Hi, hope I'm posting this in the right place. I have a 3.5yr old Dell Dimension 5150 running Windows XP. My hard drive has 150GB capacity, 120 of which is free. I have a Belkin N1 Wireless router and broadband (not sure of the exact speed though). My problems is basically speed of things loading up, either from Start Up or just uploading digital photos and certainly when loading up youtube vids. Also my photo thumbnails don't always display. I do regular maintenance such as deleting temp files, cookies, browsing history, prefetch, disc clean up and disk defragmenting (practic
  6. Yep, did all that. Adapter installed, router installed, all lights permanently on on front of router and able to access internet via it. Just send/receive in Outlook and OE didn't work, despite also having my settings as Never Dial A Connection. I've since cracked the problem though!! Although I was saying never dial a connection, and the new router was connecting me to the internet, the outlook connection thought it was still using my old modem. So, for Outlook Express, I simply had to go Tools/Account, click on each email account/properties/connection and UNCHECK the "Connect to t
  7. I have a Dell Dimension 5150 running Windows XP. Not wireless enabled. Was connecting to my ISP and outlook express via my ISP provided USB broadband modem/router. Today, successfully installed a Belkin Wireless N adapter and router. All running smoothly and can connect easily to the internet. I haven't changed ISP so still using their service, if not their modem/router. Belkin support told me that once my wireless connection had been maintained successfully for 30 mins, I could detach the cables at the back to be truly wireless (by which they said they meant the yellow ethernet cabl
  8. Hi - I have a Dell Dimension 5150 running Windows XP sp2. I've just noticed that my latest folder of short avi movies won't display thumbnails. When I change the view to thumbnail, a McAfee Security Center window pops up saying... Buffer Overflow Blocked McAfee has automatically blocked a buffer overflow. About this buffer overflow File: c:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe Buffer overflows can cause legitimate programs to fail. Other programs that experience buffer overflows, however, may harm your computer, compromise its security and damage valuable files. - Trust this activity in f
  9. Hi - I never used to have this problem but recently, when I view Youtube videos, they keep stopping and starting, so much so that it takes about 5 mins to actually view a 30 second video! Any videos or avi files I have on my Pc open and run smoothly with my video viewing applications (ie Windows Media Player, QuickTime etc). Do I need to adjust settings somewhere to make the Youtube vids play smoothly? Thanks.
  10. Thanks Mel.....have had itunes on my pc for ages. Also, the program associations are fine. Despite the icon being Q, it does open with FinePix Viewer for all files of that type already. I just can't get rid of the Q icon because it seems associated with the file extension, not the file program. The folder icons are fine as they are. It's just that within the folder, infront of filename.jpg is the Q icon. Any other suggestions? Thanks.
  11. Hi, when I go in to Explore a folder, the folder icons themselves are fine but yesterday when I viewed a list of the files within my My Pictures folder/sub-folders, the icon beside each image listed was a little white box with a smaller red box in it. That didn't particularly mean anything to me but I got used to it! Today, the list shows a white box with a pale blue Q in it and JEPG image written underneath it. I want to change it to something more meaningful to me as Q always suggest a Quick Time application to me. I've played around with the folder options and found if I highlig
  12. XillianIX....I checked it out, downloaded the trial and was stunned that it found all 1822 files, jpg's and avi's! You can preview each in the trial version but not actually recover them. To buy it only cost about $40 which I thought worth it. So I did, registered it and recovered them all! GENIUS!! This was exactly what I needed and I'm very very grateful for your suggestion. You're a lifesaver.....THANK YOU VERY MUCH! And it only took about 5 minutes to scan and find....and it was really easy to use, very self explanatory. I'd recommend it to anyone with the same problem. Best
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