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  1. Neil Young - Campaigner Neil Young - My Heart Neil Young - Piece of Crap Neil Young - coupe de ville Neil Young - Twilight Neil Young - This Note's for You Neil Young - Sleeps With Angels Neil Young - Safeway Cart Neil Young - Driveby The Mama's & the Papas - Dedicated to the one I love The Mama's & the Papas - dream a little dream of me Madonna - Live to tell The Beatles - Yellow Submarine The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping The Beatles - A Day in the Life The Beatles - In My Life The Beatles - Because The Beatles - Golden slumbers The Beatles - Carry that weight The Beatles - Let it be T
  2. the first one must have magic files inside.... nice pics.
  3. Rammstein - Waidmanns Heil Joy Division - Decades Rammstein - Spring Billie Holliday - Glad to be Unhappy Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole - Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bon Iver - Calgary VNV Nation - As it Fades Gattaca soundtrack - The Departure Van Halen - Respect the Wind Depeche Mode - Dream On Neil Young - Truth Be Known Neil Young - Running Dry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibYqeVhrWqM
  4. Rather than "taking it out," which I assume means unscrewing it and removing it entirely..... try unplugging the power cable to the CD-ROM. Then put the computer case back on and turn your computer back on. See if Windows loads correctly then. That way you can easily plug it back in.... takes like 5 seconds. Then you'll be able to determine if the CD-Rom is in fact the problem.
  5. Merry Christmas To All You!!!! ^ Hehe. Reminds me that the latest IrfanView (4.32) just came out, yay! There's aren't many Windows ME programs where I wait for the next release. Maybe like 4.... so it's a nice Christmas present for my poor computer!
  6. Jimi Hendrix: Little Wing The Wind Cries Mary All Along the Watchtower Hey Joe Angel Castles Made of Sand Voodoo Child U2 - With or Without You Neil Young - Grandpa's Interview Neil Young - Boxcar Neil Young - Driveby
  7. I wrote the article so I wouldn't have to write any more How To's for formating a computer. I'll just refer back to this in the future. "Tech Help" isn't really my speciality. Whereas, let's all just beat a horse to death and then bring it back to life. I see your point though. Well, if you delete this topic I understand. Doesnt' really help people much... it's your forum.
  8. You'll just have to check more frequently for the next bad sector to appear, and hope that it doesn't end up being a system file that gets lost or ruined. If you're computer still works, then it still works. If it doesn't, then it doesn't. I wouldn't worry about it unless you computer stops working correctly. I'm lucky, I've been using the same Quantum Fireball (40 gb) for eleven years and it has zero bad sectors.
  9. How to Format Windows 98/ME for Newbies by ScrewUpgrading a.k.a. How to NOT Fix Your Computer But Workaround The Whatever Issue You Have By Starting From Scratch* I've noticed a lot of people come here who have an old computer that is beyond their repair. Whether it's virus infected, they installed the wrong patch and nothing works correctly now, the file registry is messed up, or else Windows crashes loading up every time. The simplest method of 100% fixing your computer is by Formatting it. This method of computer repair might seem scary to people who have never done it before, but actuall
  10. And it still works like crap? I'd reformat that thing. Go to my computer. Right click on the A:\ drive, and select "create system disk." Or whatever it's called in Windows 98. (For Windows ME you go to the control panel's Add/Remove thingy, not my computer. Basically, just right click on crap until you find something for making the system disk) So, make a boot disk using the above method. Then turn the computer off. Then place the floppy disk into the drive while the computer is OFF. Turn the computer back on. When the computer loads to the DOS prompt it should say "A:\" Then type: "Format C
  11. I just finished reading Foxbat's link to the other thread. Have you considered re-installing Windows?
  12. In DOS terminology: Boot Disk or Emergency Boot Disk = floppy diskette. Yes, a floppy disk that's capable of booting your system. Not the Windows 98 CD. You could use the Windows 98 CD to overwrite everything though.
  13. Yes, just ignore all the " " crap. Basically what you'll be doing is changing the file attributes to Read Only, System, and Hidden File. Plus then you'll be renaming two files: dblspace.bin, drvspace.bin *Advisement* I hope you have a BOOT DISK handy. Just in case you need to re-rename those files. In case it makes it worse.
  14. Here's some links to a "potential" solution. I can't verify whether or not it works of course. http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-95/mrcivxd/1884.html http://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?t=7548
  15. From your bootlog: Obviously, you're missing some important files. Or else they're corrupted. Something isn't loading right.
  16. Yeah, usually those file errors are created right after the failed boot attempt like you reported. It will take longer, but have you also tried running a "surface scan" using scandisk? There might be some bad clusters on your disk, and perhaps they haven't been marked yet, depending on the last time your ran a surface scan, if ever. Just a suggestion. I know that's a pain in the butt (takes my computer about 10 hours), but it's worthwhile to do every few months. If it comes back where the hard disk has NO bad sectors, then I'd format the disk and reinstall windows. If it DOES have bad sectors/
  17. Does the computer boot normally after hitting the power button? -Sure, post the bootlog.txt file, it couldn't hurt. More info the better. -this may sound dumb, but have you tried running scandisk? (if you haven't, turn off the background programs by right clicking their icons on the system tray, and exiting whatever programs are running. Then run scandisk.)
  18. Gattaca soundtrack - The Departure VNV Nation - Prelude Maurice Durufle - Requiem, Introit & Kyrie
  19. Jefferson Airplane - Blues From an Airplane Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love Jefferson Airplane - Crown of Creation Jefferson Airplane - Lather The Doors - Been Down So Long The Doors - Cars Hiss by My Window Jefferson Airplane - Today Velvet Underground - Heroin The Doors - Hyacinth House Neil Young - On The Beach Eric Clapton - Promises Pink Floyd - Cluster One David Gilmour - Red Sky at Night Band of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You Feist - How Come You Never Go There Foster the People - Helena Beat Adele - Rolling in the Deep Stone Temple Pilots - Dead and Bloated Pearl Jam - Black
  20. Chris Isaak - Wicked Game, Blue Spanish Sky, Forever Blue (acoustic version) Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar, Wearing the Inside Out Train - I Wish You Would Train - Hopeless <3 <3 Train - Mississippi <3
  21. No problem. Those are my three favorite songs by them.
  22. The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Road to Glory The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Spaceship Orion The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - It'll Shine When It Shines U2 - Stay
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