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  1. Is this of any help? - http://tinyurl.com/7vt5
  2. I believe it may have to do with "Messenger Service" (MSN).
  3. If you're using a restore disc then it's straightforward, you just insert the disc and let it "autorun". You will lose all your apps. though and it will be necessary to re-install them.
  4. "All of these posts are false - except the hotkey combination to win in solitaire" I wouldn't know about that , I didn't try it. It's just something I found when I "googled". The fact is that, even if they did work. I've stripped so much out of XP, using nLite and manual removal, that I wouldn't find them if I looked for them. Sorry if anyone thought I was misleading them - genuine mistake - mea culpa.
  5. http://www.eeggs.com/tree/5935.html
  6. "IT'S a COMPLETE browser straight from installation." Don't you mean, "It's Complete CRAP!"
  7. "Like putting a brand new coat of pain on a rusty old 1970 Lada and calling it a Mercedes" Good one, crahak - I like it.
  8. Sorry, I forgot . In reply to the original post from RichTJ99 - "Does Firefox do something better than IE?" Firefox does everything better than IE.
  9. I must be wallowing in an abyss of ignorance, as I removed IE from my computer a long time ago thus precluding me from using Maxthon. Mind you, when I did use Maxthon, in it's previous incarnation, I found it to be a pile of junk - IE in a shabby overcoat!
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  11. XP-AntiSpy - http://www.xp-antispy.org/ has a function "Deny starting regedit.exe" in the miscellaneous tab. It will do what you require.
  12. Are you in control of the mouse when you hold it? If you are unable to control the mouse in that situation, then there is a chance that someone else is in control of your desktop. If you are able to control the mouse then it may just be that you require a new mouse (or battery if it's a cable free mouse). You could also try cleaning the ball if it's a cabled mouse.
  13. You may also need to add:- %windir%\inf\I386\WUPDMGR.EX_ and in case you need help sometime i n the future - %windir%\inf\I386\WUAUHEL.CH_
  14. I've been to the M$ site - http://search.microsoft.com/search/results...s&qu=event+ID+7 and the second item on the list suggests that it may be an out of date driver. Check out the link as you will recognise, better than I, whether or not your situation is similar to anything mentioned in the articles. The second article on the list looks the most promising for your situation. These are all "Event ID 7s".
  15. I'm not very sure of this but, the slowing down suggests that it's not able to draw sufficient power. Have you tried a direct connection tothe computer's USB rather than the hub?
  16. And, have you checked DVD/CD ROM drives in Device Manager?
  17. I should have asked this first. Did the R/W work, regardless of the error message or was it a case of belly up.?
  18. Are you using it on a USB hub. Some USB2 devices (I'm thinking scanners and Modems here but external R/Ws may be the same) don't like hubs as they aren't able to draw sufficient power from them. Use Device Manager to check your USB ports. Also use Device Manager to check for any hardware conflicts - look for the little yellow exclamation mark.
  19. Try in device manager. I notice the term USB2, is it an external R/W ?
  20. Try here, it might be of help. http://www.talkroot.com/archive/topic/20373-1.html
  21. It resides in the system32 folder on your HD and the same folder in i386. Make sure you don't sneeze if you go into system32.
  22. Nothing to worry about there - 6 here too, rarely less.
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