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  1. Latest build of New Moon: https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/?sort=date&order=desc Latest build of K-Meleon: http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?19,148500 Latest build of Otter Browser: https://sourceforge.net/projects/otter-browser/files/otter-browser-rc12/ Latest build of Advanced Chrome: https://browser.taokaizen.com/
  2. Googling about a problem can be a blessing or a curse. It's a curse when there are thousands of listings (and possible solutions) for the same problem. When I attempt to play a tube video a static image appears with this message: "No video with supported format and MIME type found" It could the browser, operating system, media player or a combination of two or three. I tried different browsers. No change. What can I do to resolve this problem?
  3. Didn't work, but it was a good suggestion roytam1. If you google, you'll find a long list of new and old posts about browsers not rendering reCAPTCHA. I don't know why Chrome is only browser that renders reCAPTCHA consistently. I must have performed fifty searches. Never found anything that actually worked. I'm not sure if this exists, but is there an app that creates a log file about all browser activity after clicking on a reCAPTCHA link? If there is such an app, I could post the results here at MSFN. Maybe one of you guys would see the problem in the log file.
  4. (The link for binaries is offline. Hope it's temporary.) I don't like Chrome based browsers, but I'm forced to use this Chrome fork almost everyday. Advanced Chrome (custom build) is the only browser I've got that reliably renders reCAPTCHA. http://browser.taokaizen.com/ The "old" simple CAPTCHA is distorted numbers or letters in a box. I probably have a dozen browsers. They all render simple CAPTCHA normally. https://pasteboard.co/HIFYAg8.gif The newer "I'm not a robot" reCAPTCHA is two parts: https://pasteboard.co/HJ7nD7hv.jpg https://pasteboard.co/HJ7u7wy.jpg I downloaded the latest build of New Moon. The first site I visited has "I'm not a robot" reCAPTCHA. It rendered perfectly! The problem is, reCAPTCHA rendered one time in New Moon. After clearing all caches (cookies, history, etc) I tried over and over. Instead of seeing reCAPTCHA, I see this box: https://pasteboard.co/HKdqjm0.jpg New Moon rendered reCAPTCHA the first time I used the browser. I've been trying for a few days, but all I get is a "could not connect" box. Google service is not the problem. When New Moon fails, Advanced Chrome always renders reCAPTCHA. I'd like to use New Moon as my primary browser, but I need a fix for the reCAPTCHA problem.
  5. When I was in elementary school (several decades before the internet) teachers would frequently tell this unfunny joke. Student - How do you spell dinosaur? Teacher - Look it up in the dictionary. Student - How can I look it up in the dictionary if I can't spell the word! With reCAPTCHA, I feel like that student or a dog chasing its own tail. There are countless Google listings about Mozilla based browsers failing to render the reCAPTCHA image. You see nothing or a message about switching to a supported browser. Posting about this problem on browser specific forums is not helpful. There seems to be a million possible causes and solutions. reCAPTCHA is a Google product like their Chrome browser. I have MxNitro, which is a Chrome based browser. It renders reCAPTCHA normally. If I could use a Chrome based browser all the time there would be no problem. Once or twice a week I use a version of Firefox called Light. It is the "real" Firefox, but it's a lightweight version. I need the FlashGot add-on which fully integrates download managers into the "Save As" dialog box. FlashGot is the solution when downloading from sites that use redirected links. A simple plug-in listing your download manager in the browser Context Menu is useless with redirects. The sites I was downloading from have adopted reCAPTCHA. I can longer use Firefox Light because it will not render reCAPTCHA. FlashGot was created for Firefox. As far as I know, there is nothing similar for Chrome based browsers. Is XP the cause of this rendering problem with reCAPTCHA, or is there some browser edit or add-on that would fix the problem with Mozilla based browsers?
  6. dencorso, your command line was extremely helpful. I've got two install tracking apps. Revo Uninstaller and Advanced Uninstaller. .NET Framework 4.0 performed 3,600 disc operations and 16,574 Registry additions, edits, or something else. It's a big honking app! After the install I immediately rebooted. Bootup was good, but there was a problem. I run a script in the Startup folder. I don't want several apps smashing into each other, so my script sequentially loads each app in the tray. A "Wait" command allows each app to finish loading before the next begins. .NET Framework was crashing my script. After running the "all purpose fix framework" command line everything was fine. No more problems! Thanks again, dencorso.
  7. XP Pro_SP3 You can find many old posts about .NET Framework 4.0 drastically slowing system bootup. I never had a slow boot problem, however, after Windows finished loading my system ran like cold molasses! I tried installing 4.0 twice. Each time I restored the system from an image backup. There are so many apps that don't use .NET Framework, so it wasn't a priority. A few days ago I downloaded an app that requires 4.0 (I've got 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5) If install 4.0 again, I know my system will run very slow. Is there a way to run 4.0 as a "lite version" of .NET Framework? Maybe disable a few processes that are not needed. Can't find a solution.
  8. Yes jaclaz, I know it seems foolish to mention that all the moving components are really moving! I mentioned that because I thought one of you guys would ask, "is the printer dead?" Actually, that's probably a good question. After all, this brand new printer sat on a closet shelf for many years. The New Hardware Wizard appears seconds after the printer is powered up. It tries to install a native driver, but it doesn't work. There are countless USB driverpacks available for download. Using a few of these driverpacks, I upgraded all the USB drivers in my old 98SE system. Has anyone created printer driverpacks? It would be nice if I could download a big collection of printer drivers, and let the New Hardware Wizard scan the list. There are also command lines that will force install a driver. If I had drivers that were almost guaranteed to work, I would try a force install. That Neat Net Tricks posting is kind of discouraging. After reading all that info from experts, it doesn't seem very likely I'll ever get this HP Deskjet working with 98SE.
  9. I was asking for a generic printer utility. The proper name is "universal." Here is a universal HP driver for Windows 98: http://www.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=1344325 I tried to print a test page. Nothing happened. The printer failed to respond. When the printer is powered up, all moving components travel normally across the carriage. The question is, why did the universal HP driver fail to communicate with the printer? It's suppose to work with all HP Deskjet and Laserjet printers.
  10. It seemed like my copy of 98SE on a laptop was doomed to sit on a closet shelf. Recently, a friend was cleaning out some bedroom closets in his home. He found a factory sealed box with a brand new printer! It's an HP Deskjet D4260. For some reason, it was never used. When he offered it to me, I immediately thought it would be nice to use my laptop with this printer. I've got the CD with all HP software, but it's not compatible with 98SE. Apparently, the drivers for Windows 2000 and 98SE are the same: http://www.fixya.com/support/t2548443-need_driver_win_98_hp_deskjet_d4260 The HP website does not list a software package for D4260 and 98SE. I've had terrible luck with KernelEx. I managed to use a couple of apps with KernelEx, but most attempts have failed. The drivers alone are not enough. Without software there is no way to align the print head or perform maintenance functions. Years ago I downloaded an app called X-Mouse Button Control. It worked with almost any mouse, providing many more features than conventional mouse apps. I haven't searched yet, but is there generic software that might work with a very basic printer like HP Deskjet D4260?
  11. SOLUTION: I opened the Device Manager window before powering up my AIO printer. A new listing appeared under Imaging Devices > EPSON WF-2750/2760 Series. The redundant (and useless) item under Disk Drives > EPSON Storage USB Device has been disabled. Removable Disk is gone from My Computer. All printer operations are working normally. Why don't I uninstall EPSON Storage USB Device from Device Manager? After using all printer functions several times, uninstalling is probably a good idea. I say "probably" because this item may reassert itself each time I press the power button.
  12. Thanks bphlpt. After having some bad luck with AIO printers, a friend recommended this model. It prints, copies, scans, and faxes. I don't see any additional slots for SD cards, USB sticks, etc. I downloaded a 295 page user manual. Maybe something in this lengthy manual will explain the Removable Disk in My Computer. When I power up this printer, I hear the assigned WAV sound for a new external device. XP is loading two devices, because I hear that sound twice! It's not causing any problems, but I would like to understand what's happening.
  13. I just purchased an Epson AIO printer. My Computer lists this device correctly under Scanners and Cameras. However, a nonexistent Removable Disk is also listed under Devices with Removable Storage. If you select this phantom Removable Disk with your mouse a message box appears. It says, "Please insert a disk into drive." In Device Manager it's listed under Disk Drives as EPSON Storage USB Device. I apologize for asking this question, when I already know the answer. Is there something I can do to remove that phantom drive from My Computer?
  14. Yes jaclaz, I said it was an "ancient glitch" in the first sentence of my post. Many years ago it was clearly understood that all folders in XP "appeared" to have a read-only tick, but it should be completely ignored. It effected nothing. If you google this subject you'll find countless old posts, because that tick scared a lot of people. They actually dumped and reinstalled their systems over and over, trying to make this harmless glitch go away! I downloaded the portable version of File Extension Changer from Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/File-management/Windows-Portable-Applications-File-Extension-Changer-Portable.shtml I wish this app had worked. It's suppose to create batch files that REDO and UNDO the extension changes. I know there are many similar apps, but this one had the options I needed.
  15. XP Pro_SP3 An ancient glitch with XP has never been a problem, until I tried a portable app called File Extension Changer on a USB flash drive. Read-only is automatically ticked in all XP folders. There are thousands of posts and blogs about this subject. Here is an old Neowin post explaining why all XP folders are created with a read-only attribute. https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/647556-read-only-unchecking-bugged/ File Extension Changer displays an error message (see attached image) because every folder appears to be write-protected. We all know that a read-only folder attribute is usually meaningless in XP. The solution would be simple if unticking read-only worked. It doesn't. Is there a workaround for this problem, or should I abandon File Extension Changer?
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