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  1. Thank you Sonic, Saved my backside. She's been here one day and already tried to get on. This girl is the virus / spyware princess. Now at least I have peace of mind.
  2. Hi. I have been using unattended method for couple years, and being I live alone, I have always set mine up to auto logon as admin. Well now, I'm going to be having a 14yr old female, that has trashed every MS O/S she has been able to get onto, Moving in with me (Along with her mother). I can't afford to have her trashing my systems, so I need to go back to manual logon, and preferably with no guest accounts. But, I cannot remember the regedits to do so. I'm even thinking of installing a key-lock switch in the green ATX power on wire. Can someone guide me to the regedits I need? All I see is how to auto logon.
  3. List your complete system specs if you can. Its more than likely a memory problem. I suggest running memtest86+. http://www.memtest.org/
  4. Well, Either I'm totally blind, or the checkbox is not there. Wizzard
  5. I was just wondering if there is a tweak or fix or regedit I can do to stop the "configure your server wizzard" from popping up everytime I boot or reboot the server. For the most part, the server stays on, unless I'm going to be gone for a day or two. I already have eveything I need configured, and I'm not using it for a DNS or DHCP server, just a file, media, and print server. Also, Auto logon would be cool too.
  6. I've had that happen twice, same exact symptoms. It was a trojan in a restore file stored on slave drive, since I always move My Documents to a slave in case I have a problem. Trend Micro's house call and AVG didn't find it, but upon a reformat, as I could not move, copy or paste anything, I installed Norton Antivirus, and it found it immediately. Shutting down restore will wipe those folders out, as you cannot get in them. Then just turn restore back on.
  7. I Finally Installed IE7 yesterday, and so far I'm digging it. Way better and faster than FF, and doesn't eat the resources the way FF does. Now I had problem when I got it through auto updates. It would not install, as I could not completely shut down my antivirus and spyware tools. So I got the bright idea of installing it using safemode with networking, and it installed without a problem. Except, It will not save my homepage. When I shut the browser down, it reverts right back to MSN. Any idea's??
  8. I have a good reason. I modify bioses, and many of the programs used to do so only work on 98/98SE. And I mean Pure, with no updates, otherwise these programs, like Modbin, will not save the modded files. So yes, it is still a useful OS.
  9. Here is how I do it. First format your drive or partition as normal. Now you'll need a custom 98 boot disk. Now you can make your own custom boot disk if you have a running win98 box. ME won't work as the files you need to add don't exist in ME. First, go to settings, add and remove programs, there you will see a tab for startup disk, go there, follow the instructions, and make the disk. Leave it in. Go to C: drive in my computer, go to the windows folder in there, you will find a command folder, open that. Now simply right click /send to 3-1/2 floppy A: the following files attrib.exe deltree.exe format.com label.exe sys.com xcopy32.exe xcopy32.mod Now for the fun. make sure you have your bios set to boot from floppy first. Now boot from this modded bootdisk and setup with CDrom support. Next, provided you did format in FAT32 of course, from the A:\ prompt type C: Once in C:\ type: md options and hit enter (md=Make directory) Now type: cd options (cd=change directory) It will look like this C:\OPTIONS> now type md cabs, hit enter and then type cd cabs and enter, Example: C:\OPTIONS\CABS> now just type dir (directory) and it will show you the directory and size. Now from C:\OPTIONS\CABS> type A: and enter, this will bring you back to the A prompt. Now make sure your win98 CD is in the CDrom If you have multiple CD DVD drives, your drive letter is going to be one letter farther down, as the ram is now considered D: so CDrom will be E: From A:\ type xcopy32.exe e:\win98\*.*/s c:\options\cabs\ and hit enter. This will copy the entire CD to that directory. Now one little thing else I do is after copying the CD, I go back to C:\OPTIONS\CAB> and type md drivers, Switch CD's to my Drivers disk, then I go back to a and type xcopy32.exe e:\*.*/s c:\options\cabs\drivers\ which copys all my drivers to that directory That driver bit is optional, but it works great. Anyway, now to load the OS. from the A: prompt type C:\options\cabs\setup. Now 98 will load directly out of the file on the drive, extremely fast, like 10 minutes. After its finished, I go to my computer, C drive, open the options directory, Cabs directory, and the drivers directory, and just click setup, and in about 20 seconds all your drivers will be installed and its asking to reboot, do it, and your done. Also, with ME, replace the win98 with win9x. You'll never have to insert the CD again.
  10. Thanks for the replys, I'll give them a shot. I played with this for hours last night tring different commands and switches, but every test, media player popped up. BTW, I didn't make this clear in my first post, but the idea was to have background music playing while applications are being installed thru runonce.
  11. Yeah, its crazy, but I thought it would be cool also, Something like Beethoven's fur Elise.rmi I know it can be done with a simple start cmd, but how do I do it without media player popping up?? If this is too weird a question, I understand.
  12. The title says it all, when I run backups off my webhosting, I'd like to be able to download it directly to a CD. I have a Burner in my 2000 server box, that hardly ever gets used. Does anyone know of a program, or perhaps a cmd for nero to accept the download to a temp file and then auto burn?
  13. Thank you very much for your input. Clearly some reading is in order, as it does not sound like its going to be as simple as I thought.
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