Re: [CGUYS] direct tv dvr

2008-02-13 Thread John Duncan Yoyo
AFAIK that is how you do it. I would keep a standard tuner around for that if you really want to rely on it for audio. For better information on this look around http://www.dbstalk.com/forumdisplay.php?s=f310ea4cceef69389b92d0010603b9fff=82 or if you have a TiVO you can go here

Re: [CGUYS] AVG Anti-Rootkit

2008-02-13 Thread Jeff Wright
I have. Nothing found, so nothing to report. You have to invoke a scan manually and check for updates, though it doesn't seem as there have been any in the past year or so. Take a look at Threatfire (free): http://www.threatfire.com/ It looks to be a better product for blocking rootkits and

Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in England -Thanks for the reassurance

2008-02-13 Thread gerald
buy the thing here. you'll spend too much time in uk trying to find one. if you are just going to use the laptop for generic purposes, there are a huge number of large compounds to connect and monitor email. easy comes to mind. the plug is quite big. you can look at one on ebay by

[CGUYS] Transferring files using DOS

2008-02-13 Thread David Turk
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

Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in England -Thanks for the reassurance

2008-02-13 Thread Tom Piwowar
buy the thing here. you'll spend too much time in uk trying to find one. One more thing. Be sure to take an assortment of adapters. Plug types are not standard in the UK. I recall staying in a room once in Cambridge that had 5 different, incompatible plug types scattered in various locations.

Re: [CGUYS] Transferring files using DOS

2008-02-13 Thread Tom Piwowar
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

Re: [CGUYS] Transferring files using DOS

2008-02-13 Thread Andy Gallant
Hi. I can't comment on what's faster, but here's a partial answer on instructions for starters. 1. One way to get to the command line is Run cmd. 2. Type: help xcopy. See also http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491035.aspx or search for xcopy in your favorite search engine.

Re: [CGUYS] Transferring files using DOS

2008-02-13 Thread Rev. Stewart Marshall
Actually I believe it is xcopy32. Back in 95-ME I used to use a command line xcopy32 command to mirror a new Harddrive. However if you are not doing a mirror it is faster to use copy within explorer. Do not use move. It slows it down by a ton. Stewart At 08:27 AM 2/13/2008, you wrote:

[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

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

Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain

2008-02-13 Thread Rev. Stewart Marshall
The transformer is actually your power supply. Most laptops have a power supply that is also a power transformer that converts 120-240 VAC into 18 (aprox.) VDC which then plugs into your laptop. You can buy the plug adapters (which is what they are) at most big box store along with Radio

Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain

2008-02-13 Thread Daniel Else
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

Re: [CGUYS] Transferring files using DOS

2008-02-13 Thread Andy Gallant
Interesting ... I did a little digging, and xcopy32 isn't part of (at least my) XP Pro-based DOS. It seems that xcopy32 was in Win95, Win98 SE, and some later versions. Here's a problem and warning (for 95 and 98) excerpted from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/134772. /begin excerpt/ SYMPTOMS

Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain

2008-02-13 Thread Rev. Stewart Marshall
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

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! -

Re: [CGUYS] Transferring files using DOS

2008-02-13 Thread Rev. Stewart Marshall
I do not use it all anymore. I would never recommend it at all. As I said earlier I used it way back when, but the OS has outgrown it's usefulness. Use explorer or one of the after market shells to do this. Or use a migration program to make backups etc. Stewart At 11:22 AM 2/13/2008,

Re: [CGUYS] direct tv dvr

2008-02-13 Thread b_s-wilk
Not exactly on topic, but are any of CSPAN's podcasts the same as what you're recording? http://www.c-span.org/podcast/ Can you set timers with the on-screen guide? I 'autotune' any station and program I want to view that way. We have DirecTV. Do other services have those settings? Betty

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

[CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Robert
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.

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 -

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Fred Holmes
If Device Manager won't tell you what driver it thinks it is using, then you might use device manager to un-install the USB ports, re-boot, and let the boot process see truly new hardware rather than what it likely sees as old hardware for which the device driver is either missing or

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 - Original Message - From: mike [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [CGUYS] is isass.exe a virus? But

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

2008-02-13 Thread mike
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.

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

2008-02-13 Thread Tom Piwowar
Lsass.exe, not isass.exe! The trick is that most displays use a sans-serif font where it is tough to tell an l (low case L) from an I (up case i). So you have to be very carefil about this one. * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND

Re: [CGUYS] direct tv dvr

2008-02-13 Thread mike
Well with a regular receiver you can autotune...with the dvr you record but it doesn't change the sation, it can record it in the background. So i have to record using both tuners up so one will actually change the output. Some of the podcasts are the same but mostly not. I go thru

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

[CGUYS] is isass.exe a virus?

2008-02-13 Thread gerald
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

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

2008-02-13 Thread gerald
you are correct. is not an I, but an l . better, is an ell, not an eye... thanks At 02:04 PM 2/13/2008, you wrote: 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

[CGUYS] Mac X family tree program needed

2008-02-13 Thread John H. Davis
Can anyone recommend a program that will read and generate GEDCOM files. Mac OS 10.39 Free a Plus Not looking for bells and whistles. TIA , John * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == *

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

2008-02-13 Thread John H. Davis
gerald wrote: 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

Re: [CGUYS] Mac X family tree program needed

2008-02-13 Thread Matthew Taylor
http://www.lanopalera.net/Genealogy/AboutPAWriter.html Personal Ancestry Writer II On Feb 13, 2008, at 2:27 PM, John H. Davis wrote: Can anyone recommend a program that will read and generate GEDCOM files. Mac OS 10.39 Free a Plus Not looking for bells and whistles.

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

2008-02-13 Thread Matthew Taylor
That is why I like the comic fonts - they feel more natural and are to my eye less confusing. On Feb 13, 2008, at 2:46 PM, Tom Piwowar wrote: Lsass.exe, not isass.exe! The trick is that most displays use a sans-serif font where it is tough to tell an l (low case L) from an I (up case

Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain

2008-02-13 Thread Tom Piwowar
It is called a switching power supply. It works very differently from the traditional transformer-rectifier power supplies (linear power supplies) you may be familiar with. In simple terms it is an oscillator that produces a high frequency square wave going from zero volts to some positive

Re: [CGUYS] Mac X family tree program needed

2008-02-13 Thread Vicky Staubly
On Wed, 13 Feb 2008, John H. Davis wrote: Can anyone recommend a program that will read and generate GEDCOM files. Mac OS 10.39 Free a Plus Not looking for bells and whistles. I currently use a program call Gramps, and though I use it on Linux, there seems to be a Mac OSX version as well...

[CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-13 Thread Michael S. Altus
I might be ordering PDF files of medical journal articles and might have to highlight them to support statements in text of an article that I am working on. I have a Windows XP computer. But first, here is Adobe's FAQ about highlighting with Reader: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/acrrfaq.html

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

2008-02-13 Thread Richard P.
For expert help on malware, try majorgeeks.comsupportmalware: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=35 Richard P. gerald wrote: you are correct. is not an I, but an l . better, is an ell, not an eye... thanks At 02:04 PM 2/13/2008, you wrote: Lsass.exe, not isass.exe!

Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-13 Thread Daniel Else
Mike, if you have someone in the family who qualifies for the Adobe Acrobat Education pricing structure, I'd recommend that you go ahead and purchase AA Professional. It is a terrific discount. That will allow you to do anything you want to a pdf. Dan

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

2008-02-13 Thread Richard P.
MajorGeeks.com Malware Forum will help you identify and remove viruses. You'll have to do the work on your end while they do the diagnosis using HijackThis files. Richard P. wrote: i have a process named isass.exe at 1252kb running. is it a virus. google replies seem to think maybe. avg

Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain

2008-02-13 Thread chad evans wyatt
Many thanks, Tom. Now I know why my studio flash works so seamlessly in Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and here in the US. Square waves. This is miraculous engineering. When I was a child in France, transformers weighed as much as today's SUV's. Chad

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Robert
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.

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Brian Jones
Has your error message disappared? - Original Message - From: Robert [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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,

Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-13 Thread Michael S. Altus
Daniel Else wrote: Mike, if you have someone in the family who qualifies for the Adobe Acrobat Education pricing structure, I'd recommend that you go ahead and purchase AA Professional. It is a terrific discount. That will allow you to do anything you want to a pdf. Dan, Not anything! Turns

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Rev. Stewart Marshall
Are these the ones onboard of your motherboard? If so check and see if the Motherboard has some special drivers you can install. Otherwise it is possible they got zapped. That is one thing on USB ports I notice, they are vulnerable. Stewart At 12:14 PM 2/13/2008, you wrote: This morning

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Robert
Yes, there is now no error message. Brian Jones wrote: Has your error message disappared? - Original Message - From: Robert [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing I followed your advice about unplugging the USB devices. I also unplugged the power supply even

Re: [CGUYS] Using Laptop in Spain

2008-02-13 Thread Michel Lowe
Be aware that you may not even require any type of plug adapter. When I was in China last year I found the outlets in my hotel rooms had a cross-shaped slit capable of connecting Chinese appliances (horizontally oriented plugs) AND American plugs through the vertical slits. I used a Canon camera

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Robert
Now that my USB problem appears to be solved on my Windows XP desktop, a further question. I earlier mentioned that I had to reset the Setup because after the power failure there were no drives were found, the date and time were wrong, the RAID controller had be switched on, etc. I restored

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

2008-02-13 Thread Jordan
Nice font Matthew. Thank-you. Matthew Taylor wrote: That is why I like the comic fonts - they feel more natural and are to my eye less confusing. * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in ==

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Rev. Stewart Marshall
All that looks OK but you may have a problem with the BIOS battery being dead. You should not loose your settings that easily. I have had my system shut down due to power failures (Sometimes weekly here) and not lost my settings. There is a pancake battery on your motherboard that may need

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Robert
OK, I can open the case and try to find the battery. If I remove the battery to see what it is, will everything be lost from the BIOS once again? If not, how long do I to replace it without losing the BIOS settings? BTW, I ran Lavalys Everest and it reports no battery info. My computer is

Re: [CGUYS] direct tv dvr

2008-02-13 Thread b_s-wilk
Well with a regular receiver you can autotune...with the dvr you record but it doesn't change the sation, it can record it in the background. So i have to record using both tuners up so one will actually change the output. Some of the podcasts are the same but mostly not. I go thru

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Rev. Stewart Marshall
The newer batteries are in plain sight. Look for a battery that looks like a quarter As long as you do not turn off the computer you will not loose the info. It is there to keep the info intact when it is not on. (Its purpose is to keep the CMOS/BIOS information intact when the computer is

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

2008-02-13 Thread mike
Or put it in alphabetical order.. Mike On Feb 13, 2008 4:00 PM, gerald [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: can I change the tahoma or whatever that ms uses for display to some form of serf font(san-san-serf font.)? At 03:04 PM 2/13/2008, you wrote: That is why I like the comic fonts - they feel more

Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-13 Thread b_s-wilk
Can the file be printed? On a Mac you can print to Preview, then save again as a PDF. Is there a Windows equivalent you can use? Daniel Else wrote: Mike, if you have someone in the family who qualifies for the Adobe Acrobat Education pricing structure, I'd recommend that you go ahead and

Re: [CGUYS] direct tv dvr

2008-02-13 Thread mike
What does the HD dvr run? Mike On Feb 13, 2008 5:33 PM, b_s-wilk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well with a regular receiver you can autotune...with the dvr you record but it doesn't change the sation, it can record it in the background. So i have to record using both tuners up so one will

Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-13 Thread Daniel Else
There are various tricks of the trade to recreate files that have various reproduction restrictions. I don't have Adobe Reader on the computer, but with Professional I can print a PDF to an Adobe PDF printer, which may be what is referred to with the Mac. This prints the document to a new file.

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

2008-02-13 Thread gerald
this I/lsass falls between explorer and MDM..exe. that is an i and an L in that first word. i am certain that mac does it better...maybe they use a different alphabet. At 07:46 PM 2/13/2008, you wrote: Or put it in alphabetical order.. Mike On Feb 13, 2008 4:00 PM, gerald [EMAIL

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Fred Holmes
At 07:23 PM 2/13/2008, Robert wrote: OK, I can open the case and try to find the battery. If I remove the battery to see what it is, will everything be lost from the BIOS once again? If not, how long do I to replace it without losing the BIOS settings? The battery is almost certainly a

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Fred Holmes
It won't help you in this instance, but you can back up and restore your CMOS settings with: http://www.sharewareplaza.com/CMOSSave-download_51631.html I haven't used this version, but I have used an earlier version with good success. Something everyone should do. A Google of CMOSSAVE will

Re: [CGUYS] direct tv dvr

2008-02-13 Thread b_s-wilk
What does the HD dvr run? It's not HD. It records in standard def, and upconverts to 1080i. Picture on 37 LCD and 42 plasma TVs is quite good. I like being able to re-use the DVD-RW disks. You can get HD for a lot more, but for recordings that we intend watch but not always save, this works

Re: [CGUYS] direct tv dvr

2008-02-13 Thread mike
Run as in cost. You said it up converts...but if nothing is HD what is there to up convert? Up converting dvd players take dvds and push them to 480p AFAIK. But if your source is standard 480i, then it's never going to be better then that. Do standard directv boxes do 480p? Mike On Wed, Feb

[CGUYS] ditto Rush

2008-02-13 Thread chad evans wyatt
Who wooda thunk he loves Macs? This is quite entertaining, but I'm not sure just what El Rushbo's problem is, perhaps someone can tell me? Chad Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast