Re: [CGUYS] The AOL LISTSERV is back up. Let's see if it works.

2010-06-13 Thread Brian Jones

Me too.
  I left it turned on as well.
  - Brian

On 6/13/2010 1:11 PM, tjpa wrote:

On Jun 12, 2010, at 10:06 PM, Fred Holmes wrote:
Well, if the AOL Listserv is back up, this message should be 
distributed.


Yes, I got it.


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Re: [CGUYS] The AOL LISTSERV is back up. Let's see if it works.

2010-06-13 Thread Brian Jones
I presume you mean 'signed-on to Yahoo mail'.   I do not use Yahoo mail, 
but I believe that there will not be an issue here.  When your Yahoo 
mail receives the CGUYS posting as an email, if you have set it up for 
POP3 or similar access, then you should be able to retrieve any email 
that you didn't delete before running Get Mail from your mail client.

  - B

On 6/13/2010 3:18 PM, John Emmerling wrote:

Is it possible to be signed up on Yahoo and simultaneously get the messages
in one's (non-Yahoo) e-mail?

On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Brian Joneswjone...@carolina.rr.comwrote:

   

Me too.
  I left it turned on as well.
  - Brian


On 6/13/2010 1:11 PM, tjpa wrote:

 

On Jun 12, 2010, at 10:06 PM, Fred Holmes wrote:

   

Well, if the AOL Listserv is back up, this message should be distributed.

 

Yes, I got it.
   


 


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Re: [CGUYS] Windows 7, 32-bit or XP

2010-05-12 Thread Brian Jones

I purchased the Retail Win7 and it came with both 32 bit and 64bit disc's.
For kicks, I installed the 32 bit in an extra partition to test some 
older software (DOS based) and it worked well!
I'll bet that Dell or Gateway will put a 32bit opsys on a new machine if 
you order on the phone.


  - Brian Jones

On 5/7/2010 9:47 AM, Stephen Brownfield wrote:
It is time for a client of mine to get a new Computer. His adaptive 
keyboard works only with a 32-bit  OS (Windows or Mac).  His screen 
reader works only with windows.  Thus I need to get a Windows computer 
running a 32-bit OS.  With the adaptive software and hardware this 
computer is most likely going to cost $2k plus!
When I look online to get prices all the Windows 7 computers say that 
they are 64-bit.  How hard will be to get the 32-bit version?  I could 
go with a computer running XP, but I'm afraid that that he would then 
he would start to run into problems a year or two down the road. Thanks



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Re: [CGUYS] security softward - trendmicro - any information?

2010-05-05 Thread Brian Jones
I was recently installing Trend Micro's AV for a customer when an error 
occurred.  When tried to uninstall to start over, there was no uninstall 
routine available.  So I re-ran the install and got more errors 
(different from the prior time).  I repeated the cycle and it continued 
to get worse.  When I went to their website and knowledge base, it was 
difficult to find the instructions for a manual uninstall, and the 
instructions I found did not work.. it still would not install 
correctly.  Finally, (for times sake) I convinced the customer to use 
Avast Home instead.


I have encountered Trend in reviews and at some business sites;  the 
reviews were always good, the businesses did not have any issues with 
the protection.  I don't know why I had this problem, and don't care 
enough to pursue it, nor to recommend it.


   Brian

On 5/4/2010 5:37 PM, Mother Geek wrote:

Hi - I have a tech guru who wired my house who suggests dumping McAfee (even before 
last week's difficulty) and use Microtrend insteadwww.trendmicro.com  Have 
any of you used this successfully? Is there something else you'd recommend?

Thank you.
/gayley knight


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Re: [CGUYS] Here I am again...in troubles.

2010-04-06 Thread Brian Jones
Careful there, Marcio!  You are sure you are taking about a 'dual boot' 
and not 'windows XP mode', right?


Windows XP mode will use the virtual machine software to share your 
network adapter with your XP mode virtual machine.  It's quirky, but it 
works somewhat.  Do NOT load an ethernet device driver on your XP machine!


If you are truly 'dual booting' (you computer asks you which operating 
system to use when you turn it on), then installing the device drivers 
is necessary, and should not cause any problems.  I say should, because 
it depends on the writer of the install script... was he careful enough 
to prevent the install program from finding the other operating system 
and changing those device drivers.  Windows 98 used to do this... if you 
put 2 copies on one computer, you had to hide the old install from the 
new install or the new install would damage the registry of the old 
install.  Since Win7 tends to hide it's drives from XP by default, then 
install Win7 drivers first (you already have), then reboot and install 
the XP drivers last.


Good Luck!

  -Brian


On 4/4/2010 5:47 PM, Marcio wrote:

Now I have a new computer Intel Dualcore and Windows 7. Working fine. The guy 
in the shop convinced me to have dual boot so that now I am able to boot with 
the old Windows XP or with the new Windows 7. Working OK. But I am scared when 
it comes connecting top my wireless network with my Linksys Adapter. First I 
was able to install the Linksys driver when in Windows XP but I had troubles 
installing and connecting with the network with Windows 7.

Finally after uninstalling the driver in Windows XP and boot in Windows 7 and I 
was able to connect it to the network. It is working fine now. But I am afraid 
of booting on Windows XP and messing this up. Even more afraid to install the 
Linksys driver in Windows XP and this creating problems for the connection when 
booting Windows 7. Should I do it? Can I use the same adapter for both boots?

   



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Re: [CGUYS] Help - computer seems infected, going crazy!

2010-02-27 Thread Brian Jones
Well Rambo, I saw this one on a customers computer last week.  It's a 
tenacious sucker, and yes, it seems to wait a bit before launching after 
booting in the morning.  It traps most operating system calls preventing 
you from running diagnostic software or restoring your registry to an 
earlier date.   There is good news and bad news... the bad first.  You 
will need to reformat and  reload your operating system.  The good 
news:  this virus will block all attempts at removal, but it will not 
interfere with your copying of your important files to a USB drive so:


Copy your important files to a backup drive,
Look in your owners manual for the sequence to restore your operating 
system.
Go to Windows Update in the Accessories menu (repeatedly) to get your 
opsys up-to-date.

Reload all your favorite programs and files.

If you have a Dell, HP, or Compaq, you must hold down an F-key (see 
owners manual) while booting to discover the hidden partition with your 
operating system restore files.
Older computers will have a disc that came in the box that has the 
OpSys restore on it.
For a few years, computers were delivered without a restore disc, 
and asked you to make your own (which very few people actually did).  
For this reason, you can contact the manufacturer and get a restore disc 
for anywhere from free to $30, depending on the company.  There are a 
few off-brands that don't have a support site, but you can go to special 
merchants that collect restore disc's and will sell you a set for about 
$30. 

  Of course, the easiest solution is to drop you machine at a local 
computer store /repair shop and let them do it.. costs around $100 to $150.


Hope this helps!

If you give the brand name and model, maybe we can help you find the 
key-sequence or source disc.


Good Luck!

 - Brian



Ranbo wrote:

*Since today my Dell desktop is acting crazy.  Keeps popping up with
messages (every few seconds) that my computer is infected, when I try to run
programs it says they are infected, and can't access AVG (says that is
affected), can't find Zone Alarm, and several times has brought up an
alleged antivirus program called Soft antivirus which starts scanning my
files.  Actually, not sure if it is really scanning my files or this is
their demonstration.  At bottom of screen it is trying to get me to buy
this program to disinfect the computer.  I don't recall ever having
installed this software and can't even find it listed.  Can't even go to add
or remove hardware.  When I'm not on the computer for awhile I notice that
it is bringing up webpages (fake pages?) for porn sites, VIagra and other
similar stuff.

I have no idea what to do to try to remedy this.  I'm running Windows XP.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I can connect to the internet and use
email, so long as about every 5 seconds I say no to the pop-ups that say my
computer is at risk or infiltrated or bring up these websites (using IE,
while I am only using FireFox).  I keep stopping the scan this new antivirus
program seems to be running because I am afraid it itself is a virus, maybe
part of a scam to infect the computer in order to get me to buy the software
to disinfect it!

Help!  And thanks


  



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Re: [CGUYS] Are USB Drives Dangerous?

2010-02-24 Thread Brian Jones

Why don't they simply ban Windows?


  Wouldn't it be easier to ban war?

 A security guy on TV last month mentioned a great way to hack into a 
secure network is the put a stealth program on a bunch of thumb drives and 
sprinkle them around the parking lot of the facility you want to compromise. 
At least one idiot will take the thumb drive to his computer and plug it in!




- Original Message - 
From: tjp t...@tjpa.com

To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 10:21 AM
Subject: [CGUYS] Are USB Drives Dangerous?


http://gcn.com/blogs/quick-study/2010/02/to-usb-or-not-to-usb.aspx?s=gcndaily_230210

Those little USB thumb drives are very helpful little critters for
transporting data easily between one computer and another, you have to
admit. However, they are also very useful for introducing malware into
a system. That was that the reason the Pentagon banned their use in
November 2008, declaring that “Memory sticks, thumb drives and camera
flash memory cards have given the adversary the capability to exploit
our poor personal practices and have provided an avenue of attack ...
malicious software (malware) programmed to embed itself in memory
devices has entered our systems.





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Re: [CGUYS] Networking Issue

2010-01-25 Thread Brian Jones

Problem solved... the simple way.
The customer had updated the wired device driver, but when she saw no 
improvement, she reinstalled the original device driver.
Updating both the wired Broadcom driver and the Wireless driver together 
solved the problem.
Since it is fixed, I was not able not gather the answers to Rocky Lee's 
questions.

(No doubt this was a problem caused by Windows automatic update).

 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: rocky lee ghostwheel...@yahoo.com

Subject: Re: [CGUYS] Networking Issue



Brian,
1) If you disable the ethernet (local) connection ( not the drivers) for 
the ethernet port are the results that there is no wireless connection or 
that the wireless connection works


2) When both are plugged in and you issue an ipconfig command from a 
command line, do both connections show up with valid IP addresses?


3) Does the ethernet local continue to have an IP address if unplugged?

Rocky



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Re: [CGUYS] Networking Issue

2010-01-22 Thread Brian Jones

Great questions...  I will reconnect remotely and check it out.

 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: rocky lee ghostwheel...@yahoo.com

Subject: Re: [CGUYS] Networking Issue



Brian,
1) If you disable the ethernet (local) connection ( not the drivers) for 
the ethernet port are the results that there is no wireless connection or 
that the wireless connection works


2) When both are plugged in and you issue an ipconfig command from a 
command line, do both connections show up with valid IP addresses?


3) Does the ethernet local continue to have an IP address if unplugged?

Rocky



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[CGUYS] Networking Issue

2010-01-21 Thread Brian Jones
I have a customer with an unusual problem...  Her Dell Latitude D610 (5 yrs 
old) has both an Ethernet port and Wireless G.  Her wireless did not work until 
she discovered by accident that it would start working when she disabled the 
Broadcom drivers for the Ethernet port.I have upgraded her drivers 
(remotely... she is in Ohio) and the problem is still there.  She has a ton of 
business related software and data, so the erase/reload is not desirable, 
especially since I don't have the machine in my shop.

I suspect either a hardware problem (Windows cannot detect that the Ethernet 
cable has been unplugged) or registry problem (Windows insists on using the 
Ethernet port even when unplugged).  First, how does Windows decide which 
network connection to favor, and second, are there switches somewhere in the 
registry that may have been damaged?

  - Brian


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Re: [CGUYS] STRANGE VIRUS?

2009-12-21 Thread Brian Jones

This thread is disturbing to Gail and not yet very helpful.
Let me put a better spin on it.

 I repair peoples virus riddled computers daily, hooking them up to my 
'unsecured' network without issues.  In the past I have cleaned them first 
before connecting them to the network, but more recently I have trusted my 
virus scanners and automatic updates from Microsoft to keep me safe. 
Occasionally one of my networked computers will flag an unsuccessful attempt 
to infect my computer, but it is rare.


  For Gail:
1) There is a reason his computer is being infected, and he needs to find 
out why.


2) When you reformat and do a clean install of the operating system, the 
boot sector will be overwritten, as well as any boot sector virus that might 
have been there.  So this is not the source of the 're-infection.


3) Windows 7 with the latest patches and a virus scanner is a VERY secure 
operating system, so I am betting that the infection is a result of some 
action that your son is initiating.  Does he like file sharing programs to 
download movies, MP3's, and contraband software?  These are known to be 
unsecure and provide an entry point for infections, typically through an 
undocumented 'back door'. Norton and McAfee can help scan the streams of 
data used in Peer to Peer (P2P) computing that may include a trojan. It is 
best to use P2P software as little as possible.. and don't leave it running 
all the time!


4) We might be able to give you more specific information if you can get him 
to do this for you:
Go to http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/  (by Trend Micro) , 
download HijackThis and install it on his computer.
   Wait until he is sure that he has been infected again, run HijackThis 
and have it dump into a text file a list of all the software that is loading 
on his computer when it starts each day.  Cut and past this list to an email 
for us to see... it will give us much more info to help track down his 
unique problem.


 These $300 'netbooks' are very popular this Christmas because of their 
price and portability, but beware.. this is a VERY underpowered machine for 
today's internet environment.  Once you load the necessary virus protection 
software, your netbook will become somewhat sluggish.  If you try to run 
several powerful programs together, it will be even slower.  I recommend 
these machines only for people who want to have a Windows computing 
environment to carry with them everywhere they go.  Don't load it down with 
unnecessary programs or utilities, and you should get a few years of good 
service from them.  By nature, they will have a shorter lifespan then larger 
computers, since they are more likely to be dropped or banged up.


 Good luck to you Gail!

 - Brian



- Original Message - 
From: tjpa t...@tjpa.com

Subject: Re: [CGUYS] STRANGE VIRUS?



On Dec 21, 2009, at 4:19 PM, db wrote:
Sorry for the bad news.   It's unlikely that there is an easy or  quick 
solution to your problem.


Switch to a Mac and don't install Office. That will make him  practically 
invincible.



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Re: [CGUYS] Apache on 64-bit Win 7

2009-12-19 Thread Brian Jones

I believe that Apache IS the Operating System.
Windows would not be involved.
 - B

- Original Message - 
From: Joe Tseng joe_ts...@hotmail.com

Subject: [CGUYS] Apache on 64-bit Win 7


Is there any benefit of using 64-bit Apache on Windows or is installing it 
a

waste of time?  Is it compatible with 32-bit PHP?



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Re: [CGUYS] In Los Angeles

2009-11-24 Thread Brian Jones
   There may be a phone jack from the old phone system in each room... 
connect the cable modem's phone line to the wall jack, and all the jacks in 
the house will be active.  You may want to disconnect the old wires going to 
the outside world, as they cause a reduction in the signal strength.


  I have seen some printers that don't want to work with networks... but it 
is rare.  I have had some trouble recently with older operating systems 
mixed with newer opsys not wanting to print on certain printers.  Right now, 
my Epson All-in-one under Win7 will not play on the network with the older 
Vista computers.


  Come on, Microsoft... this is not rocket science!  This should work!  Why 
do you keep changing the printer network protocols and breaking the printer 
drivers?



 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Marcio m...@ix.netcom.com

To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:39 AM
Subject: [CGUYS] In Los Angeles


Here I am in my daughter's place in LA. Can you imagine? Almost was not 
able to make the trip: from Belo Horizonte to Miami, 7.30 hours...the from 
Miami to LA 5.30 hours...squeezed there...in the back...


But now here I am with my expertise trying tp fix their computers. One 
HP Quadcore and a Toshiba Laptop connedted in a wireless network. At least 
two problems:


1. They have a Cable Modem and the phone line comes in at the TV room and 
is not wired through the house. The printer is a all-in-one Epson 
WorkForce 310. Well in order for the Epson to send faxes we must connect 
the phone line in the TV room...Not too close...The same to connect the 
Epson to the network in the modem, who also is there in the TV room? Too 
complicated to pass these two wires. Any shortcut?


2. The way it is I am trying to make the Laptop to print in the Epsom 
printer that is connected to the HP...through the wireless network. Have 
tryig all I think I knew...can't do it!...


Help!

Is the turkey being prepared? Any advice on how to prepare it?

Happy Tnaksgiving, for me the best holiday of them all...

Marcio


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[CGUYS] Fw: [CGUYS] CD differences (?)

2009-11-20 Thread Brian Jones
This is an old Thread (May 09)... But I have a bit of info that was not 
mentioned.


My nephew purchased an audio CD recorder a few years ago to record music his 
band was playing.  I too thought that any CD will do, but this unit looked 
for some marker on the CD to indicate that it was an Audio CD before it 
would write to it.  It would reject standard data CD's.


So there you have it.. the audio CD has a bit set somewhere that the Audio 
CD recorder can find, and as Tom says, it indicates that the 'royalties' 
have been paid in advance.


 - Brian


From: Tom Piwowar t...@tjpa.com
Subject: Re: [CGUYS] CD differences (?)



So the question is 'What happens if I write an audio content to these

purported data CDs ?


Audio content is data.

The audio designation is for discs that include a royalty to the RIAA
to cover the cost of all the music they think you will be stealing.

Your friend will insist that they bought the music on the vinyl record,
but the RIAA insists that all they sold was a license and that this
license does not allow copying the music to a CD.



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[CGUYS] Google Warning...

2009-07-30 Thread Brian Jones
Now I am mad.  At Google.

Yesterday, I downloaded Google Screensaver from Google..

But first, Google wanted to install the 'Google updater' to facilitate the 
download.  This is not unusual, as a downloading program can help reduce 
overhead on their servers, so I agreed.  Then the fun starts!

The updater checked my system, and then proceeded to install a slew of 
applications (without my permission) which included Google Earth, Google 
Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Docs, Google Apps (Whatever that is), and 
since I have a fast computer, it did it all in less than half a minute.   It 
would have installed Chrome, but I already had it.  This is my work computer... 
I don't want all this crap in my machine!  

Last night, when my wife was trying to print her operative notes from that days 
surgery, we noticed the printer queue was damaged, so I rebooted.  This 
morning, again, the printer queue is dead... documents appear in the queue, the 
disappear into the bit bucket, but no hard copy, no errors.  This time a reboot 
did not fix it.  

What has Google done to my machine!  Now I must spend several hours of my work 
day trying to fix it!

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  

This note is a warning to everyone... deny the Google updater when it asks 
permission!


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Re: [CGUYS] Google Warning...

2009-07-30 Thread Brian Jones

System Restore rolled my system back 2 days and fixed the problem...
I also noticed there were 2 Microsoft updates during that period... so 
Microsoft might have something to do with the printer queue breakdown.

I shall get some lunch, and try to get some REAL work accomplished today!


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Re: [CGUYS] Google Warning...

2009-07-30 Thread Brian Jones
Google Apps was installed by Google Updater along with all the other Google 
stuff... Google Updater was installed as a condition for installing Picasa 
3.  The updater should have asked, but did not.  Immediately upon giving 
permission to install the updater, it began installing everything else... no 
settings, no questions.


As a follow up, I went back to the Google page today where I clicked on 
Picasa 3.  When I clicked on it, it appeared to have the correct install 
program associated with it, not the updater that I got yesterday.   Could it 
have been a bad link that took me to the wrong software?


- Original Message - 
From: Tony B ton...@gmail.com




You should only be angry at yourself, as nothing was installed without
your permission. But I know it can sometimes be difficult to find all
the settings. Google Apps is a way to deploy Google services among
many employees. If you saw this installing, you made your mistake
before this point.
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Re: [CGUYS] itunes/ipod touch/remote/library

2009-07-27 Thread Brian Jones
From what I know of the iTouch, this application you envision has not yet 

been created.
Based on the lack of response to your query since July 1st, I would presume 
this to be the case.
Since iTunes will copy your library to your iTouch, I don't expect to see 
this niche application anytime soon.


 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: mike xha...@gmail.com

Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 1:59 PM

I often use my ipod touch to play music on a computer I have connected to 
my

home stereo..I've been poking around wondering if it's possible to stream
from the computer to an ipod touch?  I have sharing turned on but I don't
get anything on the ipod touch.  Is this just not possible or am I missing 
a

setting?




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Re: [CGUYS] Wish m luck...

2009-07-27 Thread Brian Jones
You already have 2 physical drives?  (as opposed to logical drives.. C: and 
D: are logical drive identifiers.. they can be on the same physical drive)
If you do, go into your BIOS setup and see if you can select the other one 
as your boot drive.
This is the cheapest and easiest way to dual boot, and eliminate any 
problems with an additional layer of software.

Most computers since 2005 can do this, and many since 1999 also can do this.
 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Marcio m...@ix.netcom.com




Brian

Time off to sudy this dual boot... I already have a boot C: and a Data 
D:... I am no sure if I can put a third HD and have he option to boot frm 
it...  Computers are fun...up to a pont...


Marcio



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Re: [CGUYS] itunes/ipod touch/remote/library

2009-07-27 Thread Brian Jones

Oh!... that is VERY cool!
Free server and $2.99 for the iTouch application.
http://www.simplifymedia.com/blog/?p=68
The user blog mentioned improved stability with V2... have you experienced 
any issues with your PC's stability?



Check out simplify media for pc/mac and ipod touch/iphone.  It can stream
over wifi/3g.



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Re: [CGUYS] Good idea - manuals online

2009-06-23 Thread Brian Jones

Most of my new electronics come with a manual on CD...
I just copy it to MY DOCUMENTS\MANUALS\ folder.
When I move to a new computer, all my manuals come with me.
Keeping up with the CD is too much trouble.

 - Brian


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Re: [CGUYS] Databases: Open Office Base?

2009-06-19 Thread Brian Jones
I have tried to use Open Office to mail merge to email... discovered it was 
not possible (as of 2008).  I suspect there are other shortfalls in Open 
Office as well.
Constance, If this is a paid consult, I would steer them towards the more 
expensive (but better supported and more reliable) products to help them 
achieve their mission and reflect better light on yourself.  Saving them 
money is good, but only if you are SURE that it won't backfire on your 
reputation.


 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Constance Warner cawar...@his.com

Subject: [CGUYS] Databases: Open Office Base?


Has anyone used Base, the database program of Open Office?

If so, what did you think of it? 



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Re: [CGUYS] Is M$ Going to Blow it Again?

2009-06-01 Thread Brian Jones
Each new M$ OpSys has included a price increase...  slightly higher than 
inflation.

Why should this one be any different?


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Re: [CGUYS] Was browsing newegg and this peaked my interest

2009-05-26 Thread Brian Jones

Interesting... a computer with no PCI expansion slots, and one drive bay.
It's like having a laptop in a desktop box!
  - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Paul Cannon pecan...@bellatlantic.net





http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856167037

MSI Wind Nettop 100 Intel 945GC 1 x 200Pin Intel GMA 950 Black Mini / 
Booksize Barebone System



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Re: [CGUYS] How do I change the sizes pf the partirions?

2009-05-21 Thread Brian Jones
When I first joined this group, it was more about keeping computers running 
and less about politics (except for the occasional Mac vs. PC tussle).   I 
still love to hear the innovative solutions to common problems, some of 
which I had not tried yet.   Keep the good questions coming!


 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Marcio m...@ix.netcom.com

To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [CGUYS] How do I change the sizes pf the partirions?


Computers are more or less like womem. When they are working well... 
wonderfull but when they refuse to respond to our needs...it is very hard 
to understand...


You encourage me to participate in this group. Sometimes I fell I am 
boring you all.


Marcio

-Original Message-

From: Tom Piwowar t...@tjpa.com
Sent: May 17, 2009 10:41 PM
To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
Subject: Re: [CGUYS] How do I change the sizes pf the partirions?


I know, I know...you give a hand and the person wants the arm... Human
nature... So far I can´t imagine me moving to a Mac...


And it would be so dull around here without your computer adventures.


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Re: [CGUYS] Kindle Sighting

2009-05-21 Thread Brian Jones
Remember the days when your computers' documentation outweighed your 
computer by about 3 to 1?


- Original Message - 
From: Tom Piwowar t...@tjpa.com


Are electronic books sufficiently similar to MP3s that they will do to
books what MP3s did to CDs?



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[CGUYS] TinEye.com

2009-05-14 Thread Brian Jones
Interesting tool... Reverse lookup for images!  Give it an image, and it can 
tell you the source.
http://tineye.com/



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Re: [CGUYS] Cleaning the Inside of a Computer

2009-05-14 Thread Brian Jones
I am glad you have a clean computer...  I believe the excessive dust can 
interfere with convective airflow which cools the chips... and hot chips 
mean shorter lifespan for the motherboard.
While repairing customers computers, I have been using a 'reversed vacuum' 
for decades to blow out the box, or if it is really dirty, I gingerly vacuum 
the heavy deposits before blowing it out. I suspect that the normal vacuum 
can suck out a component or loosen an wire, or even create a static charge 
that may damage the motherboard.  Blowing does not have this effect, and you 
don't get as close to the board with a blower.


 - Brian
- Original Message - 
From: Alvin Auerbach alvin.auerb...@verizon.net

To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 5:45 PM
Subject: [CGUYS] Cleaning the Inside of a Computer


My iMac is about 4 years old, and I think that the fan noise is louder 
than it was originally. I want to open it up and vacuum the dust out  of 
it, but I recall reading that this may make a static electrical  charge 
that could ruin some semiconductors. I would like to know if  anyone has 
personal experience with this, either good or bad (I was  going to write 
positive or negative, but...); or is this just an urban  legend?



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Re: [CGUYS] EMachines Recovery Disc cutoff date

2009-05-06 Thread Brian Jones

Thanks, Mark.

   EMachines (owned by Gateway last time I checked) makes good machines in 
cheap boxes with minimal power supply... and they have a website where we 
can still download the drivers for this machine... I just cannot get the 
RESTORE disc.Every EMachine I have ever owned (4 now) is still running, 
the oldest since 1998, and it's only problems are provided by the holes in 
Microsoft operating systems that are exploited by hackers, all fixable with 
the restore disc.  I also own Toshiba's, Dell's, Gateway's, Hewlett Packard, 
and Compaq.


   Each EMachine has a brand name motherboard and stable device drivers... 
but I cannot say the same for my newest Dell Core i7 machine... it has an 
unbranded (made in China) motherboard, and it's features are not well 
documented.  Not even tech support can answer specific questions about the 
eSATA port correctly.  It gets I/O bound more that I think a super-mini 
computer should.


  I have successfully removed the eMachines infections using another 
computer, so the purchase of an opsys is staved off for now.  I will keep my 
ears open for someone with a working W3107 that can burn a restore set for 
me.


 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Mark A. Metz mam...@aol.com




And Brian, don't let the MS vs. Apple talk get you down.  I would have to 
go to eBay for Jaguar disks for my G4 Titanium PowerBook, too.



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[CGUYS] Need EMachine W31xx restore disc

2009-05-06 Thread Brian Jones
   A customer failed to make his own set, now his restore partition is 
corrupted.

   Need to purchase restore set for Emachine W3107;  W3115 and W3118 should 
work fine (same MB and DVD).

   As a last resort, I could put a commercial WinXP on it, but he would lose 
all of his bundled software...  replacing all the software is cost prohibitive. 
It's clean enough for him to use for now, but he still needs a good restoration.





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Re: [CGUYS] Need EMachine W31xx restore disc

2009-05-06 Thread Brian Jones

Excellent Find!
  It's worth a try!  ... They say they have it... $26.95 including 
shipping!

Thanks,
   - Brian



- Original Message - 
From: Jeff Wright jswri...@gmail.com




http://www.restoredisks.com/

This is not an endoresement of this service whatsoever, nor do I have
any idea if this is legitimate or not, but it might be what you need.



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[CGUYS] EMachines Recovery Disc cutoff date

2009-05-05 Thread Brian Jones
I am trying to repair a wormy EMachines W3107 with a damaged recovery partition.

I contacted tech support for a disc set, and they said:
  We do not keep recovery disc images prior to March 2006.
and they could not provide a set.

This is a very disturbing development ...   Comments? Help?;


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Re: [CGUYS] Can´t install IE7

2009-04-29 Thread Brian Jones
I've had problems with uninstalling IE7 before... ended up in a loop where 
neither version worked correctly.

...  try these hints:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927177
   - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Marcio m...@ix.netcom.com

Subject: [CGUYS] Can´t install IE7




Now what?

Again, many many thanks

Marcio



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Re: [CGUYS] Microsoft DRM Infects FireFox?

2009-04-29 Thread Brian Jones
WordPerfect achieved 78% market saturation, but not because it was nearly 
bug free;
it was because they chose to not implement copy protection.  Business would 
buy it,
and the employees would copy it and take it home.  When the employee went to 
a new

company, they would recommend it!  The EULA even encouraged this practice!
When they rewrote it for Windows, it was full of bugs... crashing computers, 
etc.

It took several versions before I considered it stable enough for real work.

So far as Microsoft DRM goes, they could learn something from the 
WordPerfect for DOS model.


- Brian



Tom Piwowar

It also didn't help that WordPerfect got sold several
times first to Novell and then Corel.



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Re: [CGUYS] Win98 printer issue

2009-04-28 Thread Brian Jones
Of course, try the obvious (reboot the computer, reboot the printer, replug, 
check the ink, try the printer and cable on another computer)
If all else fails, a complete reinstall of the operating system may be your 
best solution.
Win98 was not very stable... it usually needed to be erased and completely 
reinstalled yearly for power users, and 2 to 3 years for the average (light 
use) users.  Of course a botched install of a device driver or application 
might damage the registry to the point of needing a complete install in just 
1 day (Hey, I've seen it happen!)  This will also restore the speed that the 
user experienced when they first bought the computer, and that makes them 
very happy!


 In January, after months of trying to fix my mother-in-laws WIN98 printer 
problem over the phone, I just took her a new computer.  She insisted the 
refilled ink cartridge was new and working, but when I visited her, there 
was no ink (or dried ink) in the cartridge.  She was too cheap to buy a new 
manufacturer cartridge to test her printer.


 Good luck!

 - Brian



My relative has an issue with his Gateway Win 98 computer which I am
trying to help him resolve (long distance). He is trying to hook up a
Compaq IJ650 Printer with a USB cable. He has lost the installation
disk but I was able to find the drivers for it
(http://tinyurl.com/6spkf), and send them down. With great difficulty
installing them, he was able to get it working over the weekend. But
now it no longer works. Besides the obvious (get a new computer!), is
there something that might help solve this problem?



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[CGUYS] Conficker: Simple test with your browser!

2009-04-13 Thread Brian Jones

Hi All!(This info is from Mark Minasi's Newsletter)

A guy named Joe Stewart, a fellow who's part of a group of concerned souls 
called the Conficker Working Group -- mostly big-name security

and Internet infrastructure folks -- realized that because one
of Conficker's side-effects is to block your access to certain
security sites (Conficker's creators didn't want you down-
loading anti-Conficker tools from those sites), he could build
a non-blockable way of testing for infection.  How?  It's a
great idea:  he put together a Web page containing links to
several images from those blocked-if-you're-infected sites.  To
see it, visit

http://www.confickerworkinggroup.org/infection_test/cfeyechart.html

And you can immediately a clue or two about where you stand,
Conficker-wise.  

 I noticed that the top middle picture was slow to load, 
but eventually loaded.  As this method becomes more popular, it may 
become even slower!



 - Brian


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Re: [CGUYS] MS Sues TomTom for Using Linux

2009-02-27 Thread Brian Jones
It recall that Microsoft licensed QDOS in 1981 from a Seattle company to 
pitch Microsoft to IBM as the best provider of the PC operating system. 
Gates renamed it MS-DOS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/86-DOS
QDOS (aka 86-DOS) copied CP/M's naming convention for portability of 
applications, therefore MS-DOS copied CP/M's naming convention.  Digital 
Research was created in the 70's to market CP/M, and should hold the first 
patent for that convention... if they had the foresight to patient such a 
benign aspect of their creation!

 - Brian
- Original Message - 
From: Tom Piwowar t...@tjpa.com

Subject: Re: [CGUYS] MS Sues TomTom for Using Linux


Well it says MS has the patents on them...so then the answer would be 
yes.


I guess you never used CPM either.



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Re: [CGUYS] Windows Vista download

2009-02-20 Thread Brian Jones
I have avoided slipstreaming until now... quite involved to produce one, and 
it only works for one of dozens of target configurations. Mark Minasi 
mentioned that he could download slipstreamed versions (each SP release), 
and that caught my attention.  Well, I am not a VIP, so I guess I will 
resort to making my own slipstreams.  Maybe with the VLite, it will be 
easier (but it only works with Vista).


Thanks for the Microsoft Store link, but my objective is to obtain only the
binaries, not the keys, since most of the machines I repair already have a
license (sans disc).

 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: mike xha...@gmail.com

Subject: Re: [CGUYS] Windows Vista download



You should slipstream those SP's into your windows install...very very
handy.

http://www.nliteos.com/

Fantastic free tool to slipstream SP's or drivers or anything you'd like.



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[CGUYS] Windows Vista download

2009-02-18 Thread Brian Jones
Mark Minasi mentioned in his last newsletter that he 'downloaded' Vista Premium 
SP1 to repair his computer on the road.  Does anyone know where that might be?

Last month while passing through Nashville, some bozo knocked the window out of 
my van and took my computer took kit that was hidden under the rear seat, 
including my collection of Windows CD's for each flavor/variation that 
Microsoft released back to Windows 3.1.  I need to replace the disc's so I can 
continue to repair customers computers... but I don't need a licensed copy to 
do so.  (Therefore, this is not a question about pirating!)


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Re: [CGUYS] Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo Mk 2 data transfer speed ?

2009-02-05 Thread Brian Jones
Answer: 32 Mbps write speed... It seems that this has been designed for 
higher R/W speeds than earlier Memory Sticks.

http://www.memoryxflash.com/msproduo8gb.html

Check out  this animal:  A flash drive with USB2 on one end, and eSATA on 
the other!  Max speed: 3Gbps!
I could not help but notice that the ads mention 'connectivity speed' and 
not R/W speed.

http://www.kanguru.com/eflash.html
 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: db db...@att.net

Subject: [CGUYS] Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo Mk 2 data transfer speed ?


I have been trouble finding data on Sony's memory stick speeds ... 
particularly the above.


It is supposed to be fast but I'd  like to know how fast so I could 
consider buying a Lexar or Sandisk Memory Stick of the same R/W capability 
instead.



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Re: [CGUYS] Will Obama delay switch to HD?

2009-01-22 Thread Brian Jones

I got mine last year... went to the store all sold out.
Later, I found one, with no remote control.  I decided to wait.
Finally found one I wanted, pulled out the coupon, discovered it had 
expired.
Went to coupon website... Filled out forms again... told I already had my 
coupons (BUT THEY HAVE EXPIRED!).
Website said I could appeal, but there is no more money to reissue me a 
coupon now.  I have appealed, no response yet.


I think this is the issue that Obama is addressing...  The program should 
have been properly funded (or not offered at all).
The governemt forced the issue, so I suppose that they should cover the 
consumer costs for screwing with the free market system.

 - Brian



- Original Message - 
From: Tony B ton...@gmail.com



Let's get this over with already. There was no shortage of coupons at
all this time LAST year, or before that when we first started talking
about it. No matter how far you move the deadline, some people are
always going to wait until the last minute.



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Re: [CGUYS] Amazon Simple DB in the Cloud Now Free

2008-12-09 Thread Brian Jones
This could be a snake in the grass for unsuspecting souls.  The free 'low 
volume' encourages development and testing, but if you choose to let anyone 
on the net use your database, you could be looking at hefty charges if your 
database becomes popular or is attacked by a bot (Amazon would not do that, 
would they?).  I only hope you can put max limits on the data transfer.


 - B

- Original Message - 
From: Tom Piwowar [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 11:48 AM
Subject: [CGUYS] Amazon Simple DB in the Cloud Now Free



For a database in the cloud, Amazon on Dec 1st added a threshold for
billable use. The threshold is fairly high so much useful work should be
free.

http://aws.amazon.com/simpledb/



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Re: [CGUYS] Digital Media Streamers/Receivers

2008-12-02 Thread Brian Jones

My TiVo does this, but it does not have a robust/rich interface... I don't
recommend it.  It also requires TiVo Server software on a network computer 
to access the music stored on a network drive.

I know there are machines out there that can do this...
  - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Seth Guthartz [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] Digital Media Streamers/Receivers



I am using
iTunes.  I want to tie in a device on my stereo system that will allow me
to
access the music on this LAN drive.



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Re: [CGUYS] Lie Online, Go to Jail

2008-12-02 Thread Brian Jones

Full Disclosure:
1)   My photograph listed in the CGuys.com location map was captured on 
another day.  I have changed slightly every day since.
2)   My spelling and grammer are not great.  My spelling and grammer checker 
should be creditied for what you read.
3)   WalMart is evil.  (Hmmm.. someone is knocking on my door... I'll be 
right back)
 - Brian 



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Re: [CGUYS] news fyi: Microsoft to offer free consumer securit

2008-11-23 Thread Brian Jones
Microsoft still has 70% of the browser market: 
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=0

mainly because it is already installed when the system is loaded/reloaded.

Since the hackers attack Windows most often, it makes sense for Microsoft to 
attempt to slow the assault via free software.  If they are successful, then 
the result will be a better reputation for Windows.   If they fail, then 
OS-X will gain market share, and attract new hackers.


OS-X is rooted in Unix... Unix not designed for security... only simplicity 
and elegance.



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Re: [CGUYS] ACER beeping

2008-11-23 Thread Brian Jones
I have yet to see a PC BIOS that does not do this  It is the way that 
the motherboard communicates a problem when the problem prevents normal 
communication (like text on the screen).  It could be as simple as a 
mis-seated memory stick, or as serious as a damaged interface chip.  The 
newer Dell's 'beep' when they see a non-Dell keyboard attached, even though 
the keybord works fine!  Since you don't hear anything, then there is no 
problem to report.

 - Brian



I have two WinXP PC's (Compaq and eMachines), which don't sound out
beep codes. Is this an option or are they just turned off? Are beep
codes no longer needed?



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Re: [CGUYS] better

2008-11-19 Thread Brian Jones
Yes.  Worms are also cached... be sure to clear the cache after a through 
cleaning of worms, before the next reboot.


Are you sure that .pf files are just pointers?  some of my .pf files are 
over 1MB is size!

 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: RLeeSimon [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: Re: [CGUYS] better



Ok...so does that mean to simply go to c:\windows\prefetch and delete the
contents with hopes some of it is useless and some of it is corrupted?



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Re: [CGUYS] xm radio

2008-11-18 Thread Brian Jones

Your XM radio is passive... it receives, but does not transmit.
When you registered for service, you gave the serial number of your receiver 
to XM.  XM sends a message to your XM to decode only the programs to which 
you subscribe. (all XM radio's receive the message, but only yours will 
react to the message.)


 - Brian


- Original Message - 
From: gerald [EMAIL PROTECTED]


Subject: [CGUYS] xm radio


can xm radio track my listening habits?  do they know how many are 
listening to howard stern?



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Re: [CGUYS] better

2008-11-18 Thread Brian Jones
There are Sooo many things that can do that and a large one (as 
mentioned) is the hard drive.
You mentioned that these machines have the same software... not likely, 
since they are from 2 different companies.

Check the task manager and see what system programs are loaded.
Motherboard design and memory speed can give a noticable difference in 
responsivness.
The IBM likely has a better/faster video card eliminating bottlenecks during 
screen updates.
The IBM has an Intel Pentium M processor (March 2003), much newer than the 
Dell's P4 (Nov 2000) processor, and with many speed improvments in the way 
data is moved across the bus, amount of cache memory, and more.. (see 
www.intel.com and look at the spec's for these two processors).


I would not worry about the speed difference just save some money and 
buy a Core 2 Duo machine (Mac or IBM) and you will wonder why you waited so 
long.


 - Brian



- Original Message - 
From: RLeeSimon [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] better



How come my IBM ThinkpadX31 PM1.4 2gb ram (but the same was true before I
upgraded from 1gb ram) with exactly the same stuff running (except for 
lots

of ibm stuff extra) runs and performs sooo much better than my Dell
PIV2(w/intel speed boost) 1gb ram (max it will take) running the same but
none of that ibm stuff?  Neither has any viri or spy or other fections...
d'oh!!



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Re: [CGUYS] Low system voltage problem solved?

2008-10-31 Thread Brian Jones
Sorry to differ, but I believe that the 'system clock' they are referring to 
is not the clock/calendar.  There is a more important clock that determins 
the timing of gates as they open and close allowing signals to flow from one 
component to the next.  Most computers boot up just fine without the 
BIOS/Clock battery, but it takes a bit longer for the BIOS to discover what 
is installed in the machine, since this stored data is often lost when the 
battery is removed.   Many of us remember the pre-386 machines of the 90's 
that could not even discover the hard drive partitions when the batteries 
died, and the specific information about that hard drive (heads, sectors, 
tracks, etc.) had to be reentered by hand.  Sometimes we had to remove the 
hard drive and read the lable to figure out what the settings should be.


SNIP
When the computer's power is first turned on, the CPU initializes itself, 
which is triggered by a series of clock ticks generated by the system clock. 
Part of the CPU's initialization is to look to the system's ROM BIOS for its 
first instruction in the startup program.

_
- Original Message - 
From: db [EMAIL PROTECTED]


That's not true.  The battery  clock ticks is where the whole boot 
process starts.   See:

http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/2004/BootProcess.asp



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Re: [CGUYS] TiVo question

2008-10-30 Thread Brian Jones
I have been out of town... and missed this conversation... the responses 
were off track.


 The TiVo lifetime contract is a gamble... $300 and no monthly payments, 
but only for the lifetime of your DVR.  TiVo currently only offers lifetime 
contracts for the newer HD DVR's (Series 3) (works with older TV's as well).
  The Lifetime contract is for the life of the unit you purchased.. more 
specifically the ID in the BIOS chip on the motherboard.  There is a third 
party company that will fix your TiVo, even down to transferring the TiVo 
units ID number to another motherboard if necessary, but this is at your 
expense (usually around $100 to $200 depending on the problem).  I have used 
them to reimage the HDD in the past.. they also provide replacment and 
upgrade HDD's for your TiVo already loaded with the TiVo software.


- Brian
  (2) series II TiVo's upgraded to 300 hours, one with lifetime contract



We have gone for a while with no contract, just monthly payments (at
full freight).  I would like to set up a contract, but before doing
so, I would like to know what would happen if our current box were to
fail or become woefully obsolete (I am assuming it can't handle HD)
before the end of the contract.



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[CGUYS] Power Supply.. weight=robust?

2008-10-30 Thread Brian Jones
I have been purchasing replacement aftermarket power supplies and noticed that 
the new one (450w) is about half the weight of the one being replaced 
(150-200W).  I am worried that the new power supply does not offer as much 
protection for the motherboard and components... should I worry? 
  - Brian


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Re: [CGUYS] DSL Home Wiring

2008-08-31 Thread Brian Jones

Is there a box that splits the RJ-11 to  RJ-45 for data? I've done
ethernet networks but don't know about the hardware for telephone data
lines.

Thanks,
Betty


Your last question makes me think that you don't exactly understand the 
virutes of DSL...
Voice and Data travel over the same twister pair (two wires twisted 
together).  Your DSL modem (one RJ-11 telco jack, and one RJ-45 ethernet 
jack)  modulates the data signals to a frequency that is not used for voice 
calls.  This allows you to move your DSL modem around the house to any phone 
jack!  This method requires a filter at each of the older phones so you 
won't hear that 'data transmitting' sound during your voice calls.


 I recently discoverd that the newer office phones already have filters 
built into them!  Maybe even some of the newer consumer grade phones will 
have this as well.


Anyhow, there is no box as you mentioned... the wires are just merged on 
screw terminals at the demark point.


 In my house, I routed the two wires into my house (humidity controlled) 
and split them on a board on the wall.  I replaced my old 12 guage phone 
wires with modern 22 guage multi line wire paired with one or two Cat5 
cables and one or two coax cables to each wall jack. Each phone jack has 
it's own wire from this point, so if a phone malfunctions and disables my 
service, then I can go to this one board, unplug all the phones, then add 
them back until I find the culprit. (You mentioned your phone service was 
down.. did you try unplugging all your phones, then plugging just one in?) 
There are other advantages with this configuration. If I go back to DSL, I 
can isolate the DSL line and use only one filter for the entire house.  My 
16 port ethernet switch is right there too. 



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Re: [CGUYS] eSnipe failure. need replacement

2008-08-25 Thread Brian Jones
- Original Message - 
From: Tom Piwowar [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: Re: [CGUYS] eSnipe failure. need replacement


I still don't get it.

eBay already lets you enter a maximum price, but the winning bid is set by 
the second highest price plus the auction's increment.



  I worry about a shill running up the bid to eke my 'hidden' bid out into 
the open.  Last second bidding forgoes this worry.  I often bid a 
conservative amount, and come back at the last minute to bump it up just a 
little more and win the item. Sometimes the conservative bid is good enough. 
When I shop on Ebay, the item usually is not 'mission critical'. 



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Re: [CGUYS] Amazon.com

2008-08-22 Thread Brian Jones
Make sure that your cookies are enabled properly and security is reasonable. 
Otherwise, you might just need a good cleanup of your operating system.



I managed to order a single item just now, so I know they aren't down
entirely. Strange.



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Re: [CGUYS] Linux - it's not just for breakfast anymore

2008-08-22 Thread Brian Jones
Linux and OSX are daughters of Unix.  Unix was not designed with security as 
a priority... it was designed for speed and efficiency to run on a Digital 
Equipment Corporation PDP computer that happened to be sitting around 
without any operating system on it.  In graduate school, our instructor gave 
us copies of the Unix source code and challenged us each night to read it.. 
and find things like the place where a new task is born.  It is beautiful 
code, but not riddled with security features.  (In defense of 
Unix/Linux/OSX, it has changed quite a bit since those days).


 - Brian


John Gilroy argued that once Mac or Linux gained a share of the market 
they would become targets and would have more security concerns.  Tom 
Piwowar countered with the inherent flaws in Microsoft's os which he 
deemed the straw stirring the drink.  Now Linux has gained a foothold in 
the server world and Mac is increasing at the desktop level.  Would be 
interested to know others' thoughts on these security areas especially as 
the three operating systems begin to permit more cross platform 
accessibility. 



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Re: [CGUYS] [Fwd: TERMINATION OF YOUR STARPOWER WEBMAIL ACCOUNT]

2008-08-21 Thread Brian Jones
StarPower already has full access to your email account... they have no need 
for your password.

Silly Phishing scam.

- Brian



--
Dear Subscriber,

 TERMINATION OF YOUR STARPOWER WEBMAIL ACCOUNT



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Re: [CGUYS] Important Information Regarding Changes to Your Verizon Online Terms Of Service

2008-08-19 Thread Brian Jones

Could it be music, movies, video game DVD's, etc.?
Sounds like they want to sniff your data stream (and make you agree to it).

  - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: b_s-wilk [EMAIL PROTECTED]





Besides child pornography, which can be very subjective, what are they 
looking for? Does this include anything on their user sites, and Verizon 
email, and any other email? Will they also block news groups like other 
ISPs have done?


Or maybe they're telling us now what they've already been doing all along.

Thanks,
Betty



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Re: [CGUYS] Important Information Regarding Changes to Your Ver

2008-08-19 Thread Brian Jones

Doesn't the right, but not the obligation, to free them from this burden?
 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Tom Piwowar [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: Re: [CGUYS] Important Information Regarding Changes to Your Ver



4. Modifications to AUP.  We have added language to our AUP making

clear (a) that we may monitor our subscribers' compliance with our Terms
of Service and AUP; and (b) that we have the right, but not the
obligation, to pre-screen, refuse, move or remove any content available
on the Service including, but not limited to, content that violates the
law, our Terms of Service or our AUP.


Wow. Won't that make it harder for them to claim safe harbour when sued
for something a subscriber does? If they are monitoring and something bad
crosses their network it must be because they permitted it. No?



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Re: [CGUYS] Vista Dual Booting Disaster

2008-08-11 Thread Brian Jones
I remember that most Windows install CD's include a way to repair the master 
boot record (MBR) and point it to the boot sector of your partition.

I have not tried it, but this web page seems to have your solution:
http://blogs.msdn.com/winre/archive/2006/09/20/using-startup-repair-to-repair-a-boot-failure-due-to-a-missing-file.aspx
Jump to the middle of the instructions Repairing your Computer... this is 
where you are right now.


For more information on how Vista begins it's boot process, see:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/c/5/9c5b2167-8017-4bae-9fde-d599bac8184a/OEMBoot_Vista.doc
for a nice diagram of the MBR pointing to the NTFS partition with your 
bootstrap code.


 - Brian


- Original Message - 
From: Jay Montero [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 8:25 AM
Subject: [CGUYS] Vista Dual Booting Disaster


I did a bad thing: I installed Linux on a new laptop running Vista.  I had 
done this before with other versions of Windows no problem.  Now Windows 
fails to start.  It just sits at the blue screen.  Repair mode does the 
same.  Googling reveals what I should have done to create dual boot but my 
question is: Does anyone have a way of my repairing the problem short of 
total reinstall?






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Re: [CGUYS] Vista Dual Booting Disaster

2008-08-11 Thread Brian Jones

Jay,
   If you want to look for it, there is a Microsoft Knowledge Base article 
describing the correct order to install various Windows operating systems 
with other operating systems.  Some combinations are incompatible, and the 
article will show this in a table.

  - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Jay Montero [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] Vista Dual Booting Disaster


I did a bad thing: I installed Linux on a new laptop running Vista.  I had 
done this before with other versions of Windows no problem.  Now Windows 
fails to start.  It just sits at the blue screen.  Repair mode does the 
same.  Googling reveals what I should have done to create dual boot but my 
question is: Does anyone have a way of my repairing the problem short of 
total reinstall?



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Re: [CGUYS] AntivirXP08

2008-08-11 Thread Brian Jones
This might work:   (from 
http://www.xp-vista.com/spyware-removal/antivirxp08-anti-vir-xp-08-removal-instructions )


Unregister AntiVirXP08 DLL Files:
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\MFC71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\MFC71ENU.DLL
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\msvcp71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\msvcr71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\shlwapi.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\wininet.dll

Stop AntiVirXP08 Processes:
Antvrs.exe
AntiVirXP08.exe

Find and Delete these AntiVirXP08:
AntiVirXP08.exe
Uninstall AntiVirXP08.lnk
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\MFC71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\MFC71ENU.DLL
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\msvcp71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\msvcr71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\shlwapi.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\wininet.dll
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick 
Launch\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 
2008\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 
2008\How to Register Antivirus XP 2008.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 
2008\License Agreement.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 
2008\Register Antivirus XP 2008.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 
2008\Uninstall.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 
2008.lnk %ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\database.dat


Remove AntiVirXP08 Registry Values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antivirus
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Antivirus
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Antivirus 
= %ProgramFiles%\AntiVirXP08\Antvrs.exe


- Original Message - 
From: Frank Sestir [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] AntivirXP08


My brother in law did a video update from CNN this morning and ended up 
with AntivirXP08 problems.  Does anyone have a simple cure?  Is this 
really where the problem came from?  Any help in ridding this from his 
computer (short of reinstalling WinXP, etc) would be appreciated.


TIA
Frank



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Re: [CGUYS] please help with VISTA

2008-08-10 Thread Brian Jones

Each new release of Windows requires more RAM and horse power.
I recommend as a minimum: A dual core processor and 2GB RAM
(if you want to do more than run a single program).
Vista is not so bad unless you want to run legacy software..
much better security, and several new features that I really love.
(not as nice as a Mac, but not as expensive either)
 Please tell us which model you purchased.
   - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Gwen Garfinkle [EMAIL PROTECTED]


Subject: [CGUYS] please help with VISTA



I'm so frustrated with my new computer that I could scream.  I know you
must talk about this all the time.  New computer - VISTA - and I feel like 
I
am living in the dark ages.  Everything takes forever to do and I get a 
lot

of (not responding ) at the top of the screen while the computer is
thinking.  I try to ride it out - have no choice -  please help.



Gwen



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Re: [CGUYS] DSL line lightning

2008-08-08 Thread Brian Jones
Nope... Massachusetts and California like to think of themselves as idea 
leaders... so the rest of us just sit back and watch as then innovate and 
fail, and then steal the ideas that acutally work.




Depending on who you listen to, some of the gloomier types say the rest

of the US will face power shortages like what California went through a
few years ago (and is still going through on some of the hotter days).


I thought this was just one of the multiple plagues visited on California
in retribution for their evil ways.

Earthquakes, Fires, Landslides, Droughts, Brown Outs, Arnold, etc.



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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-30 Thread Brian Jones
Seriously now... I once had a sound card with (what I think was) a bad 
capacitor... it would randomly discharge making a horrible noise like you 
mentioned... much louder than the music/program that was playing.  It would 
happen once or twice a day, with no real pattern.  Upgrading the sound card 
solved the problem.  I also had a Ford with a tape deck that would make a 
much louder, horrible b-b-bzzz-bzz-bz-bz sound about once a week, 
which I was unable to make Ford replace under warranty... they just 
'repaired' it and put it back in.

 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Michael S. Altus [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers



When I have my speakers on, I periodically get a sound,
dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum. Does anyone know what that is? At 
first, I thought it is a

time signal at the start of an hour, but I hear it at other times.



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Re: [CGUYS] esata

2008-07-28 Thread Brian Jones
Your referenced article on Hot Swapping 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot-swapping indicates that we are talking 
about 'Hot Plugging', not Hot Swapping.
So I will use the updated term.  I am not 100% sure of the future, but the 
article I found indicates that it was never intended to be used that way.
So far as external drives go, Early Mac's had external SCSI drives for easy 
expansion, but plugging them in while the system was running would damage 
the electronics.
Even though eSATA can be unplugged without damaging the electronics, the 
logic of doing so must be considered... was this the boot drive?  I would 
not expect Vista to be able to do this anytime soon, nor XP without some 
modifications to the device drivers (if available).


 - B

- Original Message - 
From: mike [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: [CGUYS] esata



Unlike PATA, both SATA and eSATA are designed to support hot-swapping.
However, this feature requires proper support at the host, device (drive),
and operating-system level. In general, all SATA/devices (drives) support
hot-swapping http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot-swapping (due to the
requirements on the device-side), but requisite support is less common on
SATA host adapters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Host_adapter

That's from wiki on esata...untrue?  I've never heard that esata was not 
hot

swappable, I mean isn't that the point of external drives?

Mike

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Brian Jones 
[EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote:



- Original Message - From: mike [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [CGUYS] esata



 I just hooked up a new 500 gig esata II drive to my vista 64 box.  I 
have

the correct driver installed but the drive isn't showing up in the list
for
drives available to be safely removed.  Am I missing a setting?  Perhaps 
a

BIOS setting?  RAID is not enabled on the box.



SATA (and by extension eSATA) are expected (by applications and the
operating system) to act like a PATA drive... which is typically 
available
from boot to shut down.  Yes, you can 'hot swap' all of these drives if 
you

use a RAID configuration and a RAID controller, but that is not what Mike
intends to do here.  I think Mike wants the ability to put a completely
different data volume on the same eSATA port without rebooting.

^ A comparison with Ultra ATA Technology (PDF). SATA-IO. Retrieved on
2007-07-12.

 - Brian

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Re: [CGUYS] Problems with Dell Power Supply

2008-07-28 Thread Brian Jones
Take it to someone who has replacement power supplies in stock for that 
machine.  It might be as simple as putting in a new power supply or 
momentary switch, or as complex as replacing the montherboard (not needed as 
long as you can live with the problem.)
Maybe you could set it to sleep when you push the power button (in the BIOS) 
and you never turn it off.  It won't use much electricity when sleeping.


 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Rosenberg, Alan [USA] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] Problems with Dell Power Supply


My vintage 2002 Dell Dimension 4600 desktop (XP Home) has had a power
supply issue for a while. The power switch on the tower case is a
momentary pushbutton, not a toggle switch. In the past couple of months,
if I turn off power at the surge protector, it takes a while (minutes to
quite a few minutes) for pressing the power on push button to actually
get the system to start up.


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Re: [CGUYS] CUT AND PASTE. (PLEASE)

2008-07-26 Thread Brian Jones
 Original Message - 
From: Eric S. Sande [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: Re: [CGUYS] CUT AND PASTE. (PLEASE)




Bottom quoting is for bottom feeders.  I believe we have all
been taught to read from the top of the page to the bottom of
page.



Please clarify... am I bottom quoting or top quoting in this message?

 - Brian


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Re: [CGUYS] esata

2008-07-26 Thread Brian Jones
- Original Message - 
From: mike [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] esata



I just hooked up a new 500 gig esata II drive to my vista 64 box.  I have
the correct driver installed but the drive isn't showing up in the list 
for

drives available to be safely removed.  Am I missing a setting?  Perhaps a
BIOS setting?  RAID is not enabled on the box.


SATA (and by extension eSATA) are expected (by applications and the 
operating system) to act like a PATA drive... which is typically available 
from boot to shut down.  Yes, you can 'hot swap' all of these drives if you 
use a RAID configuration and a RAID controller, but that is not what Mike 
intends to do here.  I think Mike wants the ability to put a completely 
different data volume on the same eSATA port without rebooting.


^ A comparison with Ultra ATA Technology (PDF). SATA-IO. Retrieved on 
2007-07-12.


 - Brian 



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Re: [CGUYS] iTunes mess

2008-07-24 Thread Brian Jones
I prefer to set my iTunes to use the MP3 format... more portability in case 
I decide to use another player.

  - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: gerald [EMAIL PROTECTED]


Subject: [CGUYS] iTunes mess


i loaded itunes and do like it.  it took all my mp3 files and converted 
them to itune format.



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Re: [CGUYS] I'm revisiting the memory dump thread I started from april

2008-06-13 Thread Brian Jones
If you mean IRQL rather than IRL, then This might help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/818501/en-us
How to debug a system after you receive Stop Error IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 
Not for the faint of heart... I would try an opsys reload with fresh device 
drivers first!
  - Brian
 Larry Sacks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 
 What is the Stop code.
 
 Like STOP 0x07B or STOP 0x03A
 
 Also, after the system gives you a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), it'll
 have a message of something like IRL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
 
 Getting the Stop code and the message are very important.
 
 If you don't have it, you can check in the Event Viewer.  Look under
 System for Event ID 6005 (this is the event log starting) and then look
 at several previous entries to find the reason for the reboot.  
 
 Larry
 
 -Original Message-
 From: Computer Guys Discussion List
 [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Terry Kilburg
 Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 12:06 PM
 To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
 Subject: [CGUYS] I'm revisiting the memory dump thread I started from
 april
 
 My question is below. Here is the initial post-
 
 Every few weeks, I get the blue screen notifying me of a crash dump.
 Maybe the 
 computer has diarrhea:) Anyway, it restarts the computer. Why is it done
 and is 
 it necessary?
 
 Here are the details- 
 BlueScreen
 
 OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
 
 Locale ID: 1033
 
 Additional information about the problem:
 
 BCCode: 10b8
 
 BCP1: 87421170
 
 BCP2: 92C8CD78
 
 BCP3: 8740E000
 
 BCP4: 
 
 OS Version: 6_0_6000
 
 Service Pack: 0_0
 
 Product: 768_1
 
 Files that help describe the problem:
 
 C:WindowsMinidumpMini041308-01.dmp
 
 C:UsersKilburgAppDataLocalTempWER-59966-0.sysdata.xml
 
 C:UsersKilburgAppDataLocalTempWER4088.tmp.version.txt
 
 Read our privacy statement:
 
 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=50163clcid=0x0409;
 
 It happened 2 times in 20 minutes when I was in a conference at
 gotomeeting.com . This leads me to believe that it is a lack of memory
 causing the restarts or memory reusage?
 
 I use Ccleaner and now unchecked the memory dump option. Good or bad? 
 
 
 Terry Kilburg - Independent Reliv International Distributor!
 563-872-3788   [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
 
 
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Re: [CGUYS] PC Speaker

2008-06-11 Thread Brian Jones

Not sure that I understand your problem either... please clarify.
Some computers have a speaker built into the base unit... is that your 
situation?
Or do you mean that you want to use your speakers built into your monitor 
instead of the speakers that came with your computer?

Do your new speakers have USB connector or a 1/4 jack?
What model Gateway do you have?

 - Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Matthew Taylor [EMAIL PROTECTED]

play the sounds that

come from the PC speaker on a Windows XP Gateway desktop through the
desktop speakers.  I have looked in the BIOS and cannot find a setting
there. 



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Re: [CGUYS] DSLR question (was over shooting

2008-06-05 Thread Brian Jones

*
And it's far, far better and
cheaper to have a $30 UV filter get broken than a $700 lens.
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Hear, hear! I recently picked the pieces of my $30 UV filter out of my $800 
Cannon zoom lens, and not a scratch on the lens itself!  Something hard must 
have hit the camera bag in the trunk during a long trip, and the UV filter 
saved the lens!


 - Brian


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Re: [CGUYS] AVG dissatisfaction

2008-06-04 Thread Brian Jones

I have not had AVG8 reboot my computer since I installed it last month.
Change your settings... have AVG scan at the end of the day, not on reboot.

DON'T reboot when it asks.  Finish your work and then reboot when you go to 
lunch.
A greyed out AVG icon just means that the latest version is not yet 
installed... you are still protected from over 100,000 viruses and worms!
Your ISP is likely scanning your incomming email for viruses, so your risk 
is very small.



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Re: [CGUYS] LCD monitor question

2008-05-05 Thread Brian Jones

Paula,
  Dim LCD screen has become a common compaint, and there may be a solution!
  I have been repairing laptops recently, and they have a small board along 
the boarder of the LCD screen called the 'inverter'.  It can cost as little 
as $20 in single quantity.  According to 
http://www.inventgeek.com/Projects/shorts/lcdfix.aspx you can install it in 
as little as 20 minutes.
  I first looked for one of these six months ago, and the one I needed cost 
$95, but I searched for the same inverter last month, and found several 
sources for under $30 and lots of models to choose from!  This would 
indicate that there is a growing market for this type of repair!


  Save that monitor from the junk heap!

 - Brian


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Subject: [CGUYS] LCD monitor question


I bought a new Dell LCD monitor so I could have a dual setup.  Now,  with 
both of them side-by-side, I realize that my eyes weren't going  bad 
fastthe older LCD monitor(also a Dell) is very dim and the  letters are 
a bit soft or blurry.  I do calibrate my monitors and had  been having 
problems getting it to calibrate well.  I thought my eyes  were going!
This monitor is about 3 1/2 yrs old.  Is it normal for lcd's to go  bad 
this quickly?  I have t he brightness turned all the way up now  and it's 
still pretty dim, especially compared to the new one.And  even with 
calibrating, the colors are very different between the  two.  I had 
planned on keeping my email on the older monitor and Word  too.  But I can 
hardly bear to read anything on it now.  My eyes  won't stay focused and I 
have to squint to bring the words into  focus.  If I put it on the new 
monitor, no problem reading at all.
Just wanting to know if this is normal or has it gone bad faster than  it 
should have?
Im not sure I can continue to use it even for things like the tool  bars 
of Photoshop, calendar, iTunes etc because it really bothers my  eyes.

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Re: [CGUYS] french

2008-04-25 Thread Brian Jones
I use foreign sets so infrequently that I prefer to just use SYSTEM 
TOOLS/Charactor Map to pick a letter.

This would not be so good for someone who types french frequently.

 - Brian



There are two ways you can insert or type foreign language characters or 
accents.  I do it for German.


Using ASCII codes you can type a code and get the character you want.  My 
dad used to keep an ASCII chart next to his monitor to do this with 
German.


In MS products (Office) and I assume WordPerfect (although it was done 
differently) and Open Office you use insert symbol and then use the chart 
to insert the symbol you want.


Again I use this method when in Office to insert foreign language 
characters.  It gets fun in Hebrew and Greek when you need to do this.


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Re: [CGUYS] OT: GPS System: Any recommendations?

2008-04-14 Thread Brian Jones
I have been reading reviews this year, and it seems that the Tom Tom One 
(under $200) is a great tool at a great price.  Comparison testing in Boston 
showed the Tom Tom One found the best routs (you would think they all could 
do this).  I purchased this unit and have been using it for several months 
now, and I am impressed with it's value. The optional subscription will 
provide real time updates thorugh you bluetooth phone, but you would need to 
do a lot of traveling to justify that feature.  The $700 units does things I 
don't want my GPS to do... play MP3's, check the weather, etc.  I use my 
Ipod and telephone for this.


  - Brian

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Re: [CGUYS] Crash dump on Vista

2008-04-14 Thread Brian Jones

  Terry,
Device driver incompatibility is the largest culprit.  Try:
1) updating all of your device drivers from the manufacturers websites. 
Sometimes, it takes up to a year for the manufacturer to fix a device driver 
properly.
2) disable the 'sleep' and 'hibernate' power saving modes on your computer. 
Otherwise stable device drivers sometimes get confused when restoring from 
these states, causing a bluescreen hours later.

3) disable all non-essential software that loads when you boot up.
4)  Scan for viruses and adware
5) slow down your processor to prevent crashes caused by excessive heat 
buildup, or put a fan next to your CPU to keep it cooler.  I have solved 
strange (random) crashes by doing this, and after making the diagnosis, 
adding fans inside the case makes a more permanent fix.
6) if all else fails, a clean op-sys reload sometimes fixes this kind of 
problem, even on a new computer.  I have received several computers over the 
years that had problems due to the way the manufacturer 'blasts' the opsys 
onto the hard drive, and fixed it with a clean install.  I have not yet seen 
this behavior with Vista yet.


Good Luck,
   - Brian



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Subject: [CGUYS] Crash dump on Vista

Every few weeks, I get the blue screen notifying me of a crash dump. Maybe 
the computer has diarrhea:) Anyway, it restarts the computer. Why is it done 
and is it necessary?



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Re: [CGUYS] Nat Geo Classroom

2008-03-18 Thread Brian Jones

I was just reading an article yesterday where insurance companies are

no longer going to pay for hospital goofs.  Can you imagine
that  Hospitals expected your and my insurance to cover them for
their mistakes


 Hmmm... Maybe hospitals should pick and choose which patients they see so 
as to not expose themselves to 'errors'.  What do you think of that?   There 
are already privately owned ambulatory surgical centers that do this.


  By the way,  Medicare is the leader when it comes to decreasing insurance 
reimbursement.  When they commissioned the Harvard Study, all the insurance 
companies dropped their reimbursement to that new level, many are now below 
the Harvard Study, and reimbursement has been falling ever since.  Medicare 
has announced that they are and will be decreasing physician reimbursement 
over the next 10 years, but each year, they back down.



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Re: [CGUYS] USB cables

2008-03-04 Thread Brian Jones
- Original Message - 
From: Mike Sloane [EMAIL PROTECTED]
I didn't catch the first message from Mr. Jones, but it is completely 
wrong.


Hmm... this is the problem with a forum where we have experts and novices in 
various areas examining the same issue.  When I try to simplify a response 
to Cable Quality makes no difference, I get assaulted with suedo-technical 
details.


The short answer is... cable quality DOES make a differnence.  The long 
version from Adaptec comes from the design of SCSI U320 cables and can be 
seen at and partially reproduced below:

http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/products/cables/_education/cables_u320.htm
Adaptec's primary concern is the reflection of the wave when it reaches the 
end of a cable at higher frequencies.

(And yes, I agree, Monster Cables for your home stereo is wasted money!)
I have been unable to find supporting links to show that the higher voltage 
digital '1' travels faster than the lower voltage digital '0' through copper 
wire.

Characteristic impedance
Characteristic impedance is the combined effect of resistance, conductance, 
inductance and capacitance in a transmission line.


The characteristic impedance of cables must match the impedance of the 
transmitting and receiving circuits. Otherwise, reflections will occur, 
causing signal loss and distortion.


Effects on impedance
Impedance is affected by conductor size, insulation material, insulation 
thickness, shield proximity and frequency.


Capacitance
Capacitance is the property of an electric circuit that opposes any change 
in voltage. Capacitance distorts the signal as it passes through the 
transmission line. The lowest possible capacitance is preferred. Capacitance 
is frequency dependent.


Effects on capacitance
Many variables in the cable design affect capacitance including insulation 
materials and thickness.


Dielectric
The dielectric is the material between conductors in a cable. A dielectric 
material is a substance that is a poor conductor of electricity, but an 
efficient supporter of electrostatic fields, property that is useful in 
capacitors. An important property of a dielectric is its ability to support 
an electrostatic field while dissipating minimal energy in the form of heat. 
The lower the dielectric loss (the proportion of energy lost as heat), the 
more effective a dielectric material. And changes in the dielectric constant 
of the insulating material will affect the cable characteristics.


Inductance
Inductance is the property of an electric circuit that opposes current. The 
lowest possible inductance is preferred and any conductor possesses this 
property with a current flowing through it. Inductance distorts the signal 
as it passes through the transmission line. Inductance is frequency 
dependent.


Effects on inductance
Inductance is affected by many variables in cable design, chief among them 
conductor size, insulation thickness and shield proximity.


Inductor
An inductor is a passive electronic component that stores energy in the form 
of a magnetic field. Cables are examples of straight wire inductors with low 
inductive characteristics.


Resistance
Resistance is the opposition to the flow of current in an electric circuit. 
All metallic conductors have resistance, and the lowest possible resistance 
is desired. Resistance wastes transmission line energy in the form of heat.


Skin effect also affects resistance. At higher frequencies, skin effect 
increases, causing the signal to concentrate at the outer edge of the 
conductor.


Effects on resistance
Many variables in cable design affect resistance, including conductor size, 
conductor material, plating material, temperature, and length impact 
resistance.


Attenuation or insertion loss
Attenuation, usually measured in dB/ft, is a natural consequence of signal 
transmission over long distances. It causes the signal to shrink or shorten 
in amplitude, where the wasted signal is lost in the form of heat or 
reflections. Attenuation occurs with any type of signal. The lowest possible 
attenuation is preferred.


Effects on attenuation
Attenuation is affected by conductor size, conductor/plating material, 
insulation material, impedance, and frequency.


Crosstalk
Crosstalk is the effect of a signal traveling in one cable component on the 
signal of another cable component. It is a major contributor to noise for 
cables. Noise from the signals will affect other signals, producing skew – 
the difference between two signals at the same location.


Crosstalk is a disturbance caused by the electric or magnetic fields of one 
signal on another. The phenomenon that causes crosstalk is called 
electromagnetic interference (EMI).


Effects on crosstalk
Cable characteristics such as conductor type, twisting, shielding and 
frequency affect crosstalk.


Attenuation to crosstalk Ratio
Attenuation-to-crosstalk ratio (ACR) is the difference, measured in 
decibels, between the signal attenuation produced by a wire or 

Re: [CGUYS] USB cables

2008-03-03 Thread Brian Jones

I wonder if this is another occurrence of a monster cable up sell?

Could be.  As an audio guy I'm pretty aware of the whole cable
issue.  Yes you can spend way more money for cables than seems
reasonable.  Hundreds or even thousands of dollars.  Per foot.

In a digital transfer environment I'm not sure it makes a difference.



Well, it does make a difference.  With Ethernet, the faster the transfer 
rate, the more twists you must have in the cable (per foot) to minimize 
crosstalk.  That is why you have different grades of Ethernet cable (5, 5E 
6).  And length is a factor as well.  Typically, (but not always), higher 
data rates dictate shorter distances with a given technology.  The problem 
is that the digital '1' and digital '0' do not travel at the same speed 
though the wire... over short distances it's not an issue, but over longer 
distances, or at higher frequencies, a '1 bit can catch up with the '0' 
ahead of it, thus corrupting both.  Using higher quality cables (less 
resistance) can obtain for you a little more distance. 



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Re: [CGUYS] A windows 98 question

2008-03-01 Thread Brian Jones
I suspect a damaged registry.  You may be forced to live with this problem 
until you can do a clean install of your operating system. You could try a 
registry cleaner, but it might make things worse.

 - Brian
- Original Message - 
From: Mike Sloane [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CGUYS] A windows 98 question


I had a similar problem just today - I couldn't get an older 3Comm PCMCIA 
card to work in an HP laptop I picked up cheap. The system said everything 
was working, but it wouldn't connect. I was using Windows default 
installation and the Win98SE CD. Then I downloaded the drivers from the 
3Comm Website, used them for the install, and the network came right up. So 
I guess the lesson is not to trust the MS install script, and use the 
manufacturer's drivers.


Now I have another related question: when I go to shut this machine down, 
the default radio button on the shutdown screen is always restart, I 
click on shutdown but it restarts anyway. This is something that is 
probably easy to fix, but I have never encountered this before. Any 
suggestions?


Mike

Stephen Brownfield wrote:
Today, I finally got back to his house, so I was able to try out 
everyone's advice.  I used winipcfg to see that he had DNS address.  I 
then tried using the IP address that Tom gave me for Google.  It didn't 
work.  I asked him if he had the drivers for his wireless card. He said 
Yes. We got the CD out, uninstalled the drivers and then re-installed 
them. Rebooted the computer and *he finally had an internet!*

Thanks to everyone for all your help!

Steve



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Re: [CGUYS] win98 se?

2008-02-25 Thread Brian Jones
This happens, of course, when Windows does not shut down properly durng the 
previous shut-down.
Do you see errors when you shut down?  Does your CPU power itself off at the 
end of the shutdown, or do you have to press and hold the power button to 
get it to turn off?
A worm can resist the shut down process and leave the system 'hung'. Do you 
think this is happening?
A clean install of Win98SE should solve any problems, but first try cleaning 
up any unnecessary software that is loaded when you boot up each day 
(msconfig).  If you use McAfee or Norton, you might want to try removing and 
reinstalling this as well.


- Brian

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From: Terry Kilburg [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] win98 se?


During the boot process, it stops for it's ceremonial countdown period at 
the Safe Mode screen and resumes the boot up fine. It stops at this screen 
every time without pressing CTRL or any other key.


It didn't do this when I had it but it started when I gave it to a friend.

Does anyone know how to omit this screen from the bootup process?


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Re: [CGUYS] A windows 98 question

2008-02-22 Thread Brian Jones
Uninstall the IP stack, and reinstall it.  I have seen this happen when a 
virus scanner or ad scanner removes a worm that has attached itself to the 
winsock.  The links are not repaired, and the packets are lost in transit.


There is also a winsock repair utility that I have used successfully in the 
past:

http://cexx.org/lspfix.htm

Or you could do it by manually:
http://thesourcecomputing.biz/windows-problems/reseting-windows-winsock-tcp-ip-stack.html

Good Luck!
  - Brian



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From: Stephen Brownfield [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 3:43 PM
Subject: [CGUYS] A windows 98 question


I work with individuals with disabilities.  One young man needs to run 
Windows 98,  because that is  the newest  system that will run some of his 
adaptive software.   The home he lives in has  wireless internet.   He had 
a  wireless  card put into his computer about a year  or so  ago.  About 2 
weeks ago he said that he lost his internet connection.  I went over to his 
home, the wireless connection still works for other computers.  (I tested 
it with a laptop running XP.)  I went to control panel  System  device 
manager   and checked out the properties on his wireless card which said 
that the device was functioning properly.  I looked at the card/antenna 
from the back of the computer.  Its light was on and when I tried to look 
up something on the internet (a web page) the other light would start to 
blink as it looked for a connection.  As I look at everything looks like it 
should work.  What do you think might be wrong? Despite what the device 
manger  says do you think it may be the card?  Any advice would be greatly 
appreciated!


Steve


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Re: [CGUYS] Windows family tree program needed was Mac X

2008-02-14 Thread Brian Jones

Any recommendations   for a tree program that

runs on Windows?


I use Family Tree Maker.. one of the earliest to have solid support for 
pictures, creates huge all-in-one tree on any printer (you might find 
yourself splicing together dozens of pages), and it handles most anything 
you can throw at it without having to call tech support and without digging 
through the manuals (only exception.. married cousins... but it can do it!). 
It is a favorite in the Genealogy forums that I frequent.
   The downside:  The software is routinely after you to 'upload' your tree 
to their servers so they can resell your information.  This was true before 
Ancestry.com bought them, and I am sure that it is worse now.   This is the 
fastest way to propagate bad or erroneous information around the world.


  - Brian



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Re: [CGUYS] Windows family tree program needed was Mac X

2008-02-14 Thread Brian Jones
The Family Tree Maker software works with you to create your tree.  Every 
100 entries you make into the tree kicks off a message asking you to upload 
your tree to their servers to become part of the World Family Tree (which 
they then put on to CD's to resell to other program owners, and add to their 
website for access via subscription.)


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Subject: Re: [CGUYS] Windows family tree program needed was Mac X


I don't understand what  The downside:  The software is routinely after 
you to 'upload' your tree to their servers so they can resell your 
information. means.

How do you upload a tree without having the software to create it with?




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[CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain

2008-02-13 Thread Brian Jones

Dan,
   I am going to Spain next month (240v).  I noticed my tiny Toshiba power 
supply says input: 100-240 volts, output: 19v.
Are you saying that I do NOT need a step-down transformer?  How does the 
transformer detect and switch modes?


 - Brian 




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Re: [CGUYS] Transferring files using DOS

2008-02-13 Thread Brian Jones

David,
  Under XP, the DOS box is interpreted... meaning it is running ON TOP OF 
the XP operating system.  Each instruction from a program running in this 
box is translated through XP, just like it would when you use a graphical 
interface.
   Maybe he meant that he can type commands faster in a command line 
interface.  In this case, it would be slower for you, since you are not 
familiar with the old way of doing things in DOS.


- Brian

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Subject: [CGUYS] Transferring files using DOS


WinXP--I have an external hard drive with 300GB of files.  The tech who 
delivered the drive said he doesn't transfer files using Windows Explorer, 
 instead transfers them using a command line.  I haven't done anything 
with DOS in about 10 years; is this faster,  can someone send me the 
instructions?  tia.


david




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Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain

2008-02-13 Thread Brian Jones
I knew about the power supplies with mechanical switches, and have seen 
these switches on laptop power supplies in the past.  I presumed that they 
had discontinued this feature to make 'em cheaper, and to make travelers 
purchase 2 power supplies.  You have restored my faith in mankind!


 - Brian

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Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain



Actually it has been around a long time.

Your power supply on your desktop has always been able of doing the same 
things.  Look at it, it has a switch on it for 110-240.  All it took was a 
different cord, with the correct end on it for the plug in the wall.


Many of our toys actually use DC which requires a transformer of sorts to 
convert AC into DC.  So manufacturers got smart and in some cases made 
their power supplies dual voltage. (Cheaper than making one for one 
country and another for another county.)


Routers and such usually are shipped with the correct power supply.  I 
have bought foreign marketed equipment and simply use a US version of the 
power supply and it works.


Stewart


At 11:51 AM 2/13/2008, you wrote:

That's Brilliant!  And magical!
Somehow I was not notified when this innovation materialized.
Thanks,
   Brian


Rev. Stewart A. Marshall
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Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain

2008-02-13 Thread Brian Jones

That's Brilliant!  And magical!
Somehow I was not notified when this innovation materialized.
Thanks,
   Brian

- Original Message - 
From: Daniel Else [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain


It's magic.

Seriously, the 100-240v designation on the power supply indicates that it 
can handle both voltages, sensing the input voltage and automatically 
stepping it down to the much lower voltage used by the computer. By building 
this sensing and switching capability into a single power supply used in all 
of its computers, the manufacturer doesn't have to keep track of where in 
the world the machine is to be used - other than supplying a cord with the 
correct plug at one end.


As for exactly how the sensing and switching is handled, you'd have to get a 
techie with a wiring diagram to explain.


Dan :-)


Brian Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] 2/13/2008 11:15 AM 

Dan,
   I am going to Spain next month (240v).  I noticed my tiny Toshiba power
supply says input: 100-240 volts, output: 19v.
Are you saying that I do NOT need a step-down transformer?  How does the
transformer detect and switch modes?

 - Brian



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Re: [CGUYS] is isass.exe a virus?

2008-02-13 Thread Brian Jones

Lsass.exe, not isass.exe!

lsass.exe is a system process of the Microsoft Windows security mechanisms. 
It specifically deals with local security and login policies. This program 
is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should 
not be terminated.


 - Brian

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From: gerald [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] is isass.exe a virus?


i have a process named isass.exe at 1252kb running.  is it a virus.  google 
replies seem to think maybe.  avg does not see it.  when i download the 
download this program soultions to remove isass, they go through my 
registry and state 500 bad entries and want to delete all 500 entries.  i 
am not comfortable with wacking 500 registry entries using some freeware.


is this a virus, and if so, how do i remove it?




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Re: [CGUYS] is isass.exe a virus?

2008-02-13 Thread Brian Jones
The lower case L looks like an I in the task manager.  He mentioned that AVG 
did not see it as a threat.

Unless his machine is acting strange, he should not worry about it.
  - Brian


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Subject: Re: [CGUYS] is isass.exe a virus?



But he said isass.exe, not lsass.  isass.exe comes up as a trojan or virus
from http://www.liutilities.com.  This is where I normally go to check
processes I want to find out about.  They create a product called wintasks
pro that catalogs windows processes.




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Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Brian Jones

The USB drivers are included in WIN XP.  They will install automatically.
It almost sounds like maybe you have a USB device plugged in that may have 
been damaged or changed by the power fail/surge.  Try unplugging all USB, 
then reboot to see if you get the message again.  Then plug in each USB 
device to see which one no longer has a device driver associated with it. 
That will be your culprit.


If you get the message without any USB devices plugged in, then:
go to your DEVICE MANAGER (right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, then 
the HARDWARE tab).
Expand the USB controllers, then right click on each item in this list and 
delete it (if it will allow you to).  You must have at least power user 
privledges to do this.  Reboot, and XP will detect and reinstall fresh 
drivers for each USB root.  Finally, plug in your devices and watch for 
errors.


If XP cannot install drivers for the USB ports, then the USB section on your 
Motherboard may be damaged.  Purchase an aftermarket USB card and pop it 
into your slots.  Get one with the latest firewire port for good measure.


You mentioned that the BIOS had changes in it... check it again to see if 
the USB ports may have been disabled (this could cause the message you are 
seeing).  Not all BIOS can disable the USB ports, so don't worry if you 
don't see them.   If you BIOS was changed during the power surge, you might 
want to blast a new image into your BIOS...  Either use the 'RESET BIOS' 
sequence or download the latest BIOS upgrade from your manufacturer. (be 
VERY careful to get the right one!)


 Good Luck!
  - Brian

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From: Robert [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing


This morning an ice storm hit my house and the power went out.  After it 
was restored, my computer wouldn't boot because the setup menu was all 
changed (hard drives not recognized, etc.)  I restored everything but now 
can't get the USB ports working.  The driver is not found in Device 
Manager.


Upon booting Windows XP SP2, a found new hardware message is received. 
A wizard then tries to find the USB driver on the internet but then 
reports that none can be found.


What do I need to do to restore USB function?




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Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Brian Jones

Has your error message disappared?


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Subject: Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing


I followed your advice about unplugging the USB devices.  I also 
unplugged the power supply even tho some were switched off.  As I 
plugged them back in, some became active and some didn't so I repeated 
the operation for the ones that were still not active.  Eventually all 
became active again.




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Re: [CGUYS] How stable is Excel?

2008-02-10 Thread Brian Jones

Constance,
   I have worked with Excel for two decades, and I can tell you that it 
will easily handle 5000 records on a STABLE machine.  But I don't think 
the conversion is a good idea because of experiences I have had with 
'systems' built on top of Excel Spreadsheets, Access DB, and MS Word.  
These systems are built out of macros and Visual Basic to replicate the 
features that are already included in a relational database system 
(RDS).  When an RDS detects a dependency in it's base, it has internal 
tools to resolve and repair itself (these things happen when the power 
surges or fails).   The Microsoft suite is modular to the point of where 
these repairs must be performed by a knowledgeable tech (YOU). 
   My biggest issues reside within my recent observations of Microsoft 
products running on various versions of MS operating systems.  It 
appears to me that they may be (intentionally or unintentionally) 
disabling functions in THEIR OWN products through the 'security 
updates', forcing you to activate the 'upgrade mill'  (This feature 
requires the newer operating system, that opsys won't run you your old 
hardware very well).
   Case in point:  I wanted to migrate from my old machine to Vista.  
Vista came with Windows Mail... the Outlook Express will not install on 
Vista.  Fine with me, except that Windows Mail fights with Norton 
Anti-Virus regularly corrupting my files and losing all my new email, so 
I abandoned it for Thunderbird.
Case2:  I still use Excel97 even though I have Excel 2003 and Excel 
2007... it's fast, I paid for it, and it does exactly what I want it to 
do.  Today, I noticed that the 'ToolsOptions' feature was causing the 
program to abort under XP... all other features work perfectly.  The MS 
Error Reporting says no longer supported... try upgrading to a newer 
version.   I do not see this type of behavior with my old Non-MS 
products.   This may hark back to the old days when MS was using 
'unpublished opsys routines' to make their product faster than 
competitors, for which they were eventually sued (still claiming they 
did not). 
   Case3: Office 2007 - completely rewrote the user interface... lost 
capability to send Mail Merge Email.   It's there, but I didn't get a 
PHD from Microsoft to figure out how to use it.  I have spent about 120 
hours studying it, but I think I need some additional courses in 
Microsoft Enterprise Networking to make this simple feature work.  In 
the meantime, I went back to Office97 on XP.  It works well.   I have 
heard from several experienced MSOFFICE users that could not figure out 
how to print or save a document from Office 2007 without about 30 
minutes of bumbling around.  I have wasted many hours trying to kick out 
a simple job because Microsoft moved a feature to another menu.


   Microsoft's current direction reminds me of the IBM philosophy from 
the early 80's... Sure we can do it... do you have the money?


- Brian

Constance Warner wrote:


 


Would an excel spreadsheet this size be stable or usable?  Has anyone
else had experience with databases of this size?

 


And does anyone else have any talking points on why it's a bad idea to
replace a perfectly reliable, crash-proof database with an Excel
spreadsheet?

  




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[CGUYS] Vista and Printer Problems

2008-01-23 Thread Brian Jones

Has anyone had problems with Vista printer drivers quitting.
It seems to happen each time I use my computer away from my home network.
The printer icons become 'grayed out', and the spoolers report 'error 
printing'.  The only solution I can find is to delete all the print 
jobs, delete the printer driver, and reinstall to get the printer going 
again.  I now have 3 Vista computers that do the same thing, and 3 
different printers involved in the fiasco.   I am growing weary of these 
problems keeping me from getting my work done.



 - Brian



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Re: [CGUYS] Vista and Printer Problems

2008-01-23 Thread Brian Jones
It's doing it right now! 
The icon is NOT grayed out this time, but reporting an error - 
printing.  I did not leave the network this time... only a sleep mode 
was entered.
(SETUP: Toshiba Laptop w/Vista through Linksys Wireless Router/switch to 
new XP machine with HP Deskjet 1220 connected via USB.  Printer tests ok 
from XP machine)
This Vista crap is what has kept me away from the Computer Guys forum 
for the last six months trying to make my old stuff work or find 
replacements.


 - Brian

Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A. wrote:

They are being set to offline.
Click online when you are back onto the network. 


This is NOT a VISTA issue, but has been true since at least W2K!

Eschew Obfuscation

This is a reply from: 
Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A. 
  Financial, Managerial, and Technical Services

for the Professional, Non-Profit, and the Entrepreneurial Organization

  703.548.1343 voice 
  703.783.1340 fax 
  


From thinking to doing, from sales to profits, from tax to investments- we
are YOUR adjuvancy

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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Brian Jones
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Subject: [CGUYS] Vista and Printer Problems

Has anyone had problems with Vista printer drivers quitting.
It seems to happen each time I use my computer away from my home network.
The printer icons become 'grayed out', and the spoolers report 'error 
printing'.  The only solution I can find is to delete all the print 
jobs, delete the printer driver, and reinstall to get the printer going 
again.  I now have 3 Vista computers that do the same thing, and 3 
different printers involved in the fiasco.   I am growing weary of these 
problems keeping me from getting my work done.



  - Brian



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Re: [CGUYS] State Taxes

2008-01-23 Thread Brian Jones

Gerald,
  I have no problem with paying taxes... My wife and I pay $59,000/yr 
to Federal and $11,000/yr to the state, and another $6,000/yr locally to 
the city and county for property (and our rates are low!)
I am a small business and very overworked... the fewer forms and 
licenses the better... So I simply charge for my SERVICES, and not the 
supplies.  Small supplies are no charge, and larger items are paid as a 
pass-through item to the client.  I do all the work, pay for the 
mistakes, bill the clients, deposit the checks, fill out the tax forms, 
and maintain my equipment.
   Since 1988, I have paid 1.2 million to the federal government, and I 
see very little of what that money does (unless I watch the 6 o'clock 
news).I have paid $200,000 to the state of NC, and I see a lot of 
what that money does... schools, roads, bridges, Medicaid, community 
incentive programs, etc... the closer to home the money is spent, the 
more you get for your money.
   I occasionally get 1099's from customers, but not often.   My wife 
and I are both self employed, so we pay quarterly estimates, but not 
withholding for ourselves. (We do withhold for her employees).  Keeping 
up with the tax law changes and adjusting my investments to take 
advantage of changes is taking a larger portion of my time in recent 
years... I am growing weary of it.


 - Brian

gerald wrote:

what is your big aversion to paying taxes.  do you get 1099's from your 
customers?  if not, you should be filing and paying withholding tax both state 
and federal monthly.
  



if you are buying in one state, and paying the state taxes there, then 
transfering the equipment and title to another state and another owner, i'd bet 
just about anything that is a no no.  you could probably act at their 
purchasing agent and purchase the equipment for them and.

37 states have franchise taxes.  you gotta pay a tax to practice in that state. 
wait til you guys get hit with them.  and the forms.  makes sales tax a 
piece of cake.

sales tax on labor has always been a middlie thing that varies from state to 
state.  i think VA does not charge tax on food(did not back in the 70's), but 
md does.  the gas tax and the cigarette tax in va is less than md.  it is a 
state right.  va does not charge the taxes, and the services suck.

texas apparently does not have an income tax, so the state is broke.  they 
cannot build toll roads, so they are going to have private companies build 
their tollways.

you have to pay to live in a civilized society.  in VA, you can carry a gun 
anywhere.  just can't drive anywhere to get the job done.


  




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Re: [CGUYS] The disappearance of bees...

2007-04-19 Thread Brian Jones
 people used to go to Arizona to avoid allergies;

  They have since discovered that the desert plants produce excessive pollen
that agrivates allergies. There is less mold in Arizona.

We nearly lost 100's of species of birds before DDT was pulled from the
pesticide market, including the bald eagle... Let's hope that this problem
is resolved before the bees become nothing more than a picture in a history
book!



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Re: [CGUYS] The disappearance of bees...

2007-04-19 Thread Brian Jones
Colony Collapse Disorder and Pollinator Decline

Statement of

May R. Berenbaum
Professor and Head, Department of Entomology
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
and
Chair, Committee on the Status of Pollinators in North America
Board on Life Sciences and Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division on Earth and Life Studies
National Research Council
The National Academies

before the

Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture
Committee on Agriculture
U.S. House of Representatives

March 29, 2007

http://www7.nationalacademies.org/ocga/testimony/Colony_Collapse_Disorder_and_Pollinator_Decline.asp



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