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About HoppaLong

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  1. I've got seven XP compatible browsers: K-Meleon Goanna BNavigator IceApe Mypal New Moon Otter Basilisk/Serpent I'm trying to schedule an appointment for the Covid Vaccine with CVS Pharmacy. When I select the link for my state the page jumps upward. I've tried all seven browsers with no luck. https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine I googled CVS with my state, thinking that there might be a direct link for each state. If there is, I can't find it. Maybe an "about:config" edit would resolve this problem. I need a solution.
  2. Well, I can't remember how many times I've tried spoofing (or switching) user agents to resolve other problems. It never worked. Tutanota and ProtonMail worked ok when I created the accounts. I was thinking that website upgrades over the past two years were not compatible with an old system like XP. I just tried mail.tutanota.com/login with Mypal. No change. I've been tinkering with an obscure barebones browser called Nano. It's a bug filled mess, but sometimes browsers that lack all the usual features and settings can be useful.
  3. I've got three ad free webmail accounts. Tutanota, Disroot, and ProtonMail. https://tutanota.com/ https://disroot.org/en/services/email https://protonmail.com/ Logging into Disroot with any XP compatible browser is good. No problem. I see "ProtonMail loading," but the login screen never appears. Browsers seem to be loading the Tutanota login screen, but I see nothing. It's completely blank. There were no login screen rendering problems when I created the ProtonMail and Tutanota accounts, about two years ago. My XP browsers. All are the most recent versions. K-Meleon
  4. I ticked "Scan and attempt recovery of bad sectors." Selecting this option also fixes file system errors. Scandisk did not work. The last app I tried before finding the solution was Pocket Killbox. It failed like all the others. A COMMAND LINE APP - SUPERDELETE - WORKED LIKE A CHARM! https://github.com/marceln/SuperDelete 1. Copy SuperDelete.exe into your Windows directory 2. Open Command Prompt There are a few simple commands like this one: SuperDelete.exe PathToFileOrFolder Command with long pathname did not work: SuperDelete.exe I:\Old Tor Browsers\Copy_001\Use
  5. Yes, I thought about Scandisk. I've seen numerous corrupt files, but the files in those folders are damaged in a strange way. They look like file fragments, but I really don't know what they are. Apps that run during bootup like MoveFile and BlitzBlank should have deleted those folders. BlitzBlank was created to clean out malware. I was very surprised when it failed to delete those folders. OK jumper, I'll run Scandisk.
  6. I keep many copies of Tor Browser. I configure each copy differently because they're used for different purposes. Old copies on flash drives and external hard drives are stuck real bad! There are corrupt files without extensions. They appear to be file fragments. I cannot rename anything. Opened command prompt and tried several delete commands. Nothing happened. Booting into Safe Mode didn't work either. These apps failed: 1. IObitUnlocker 2. FileASSASSIN 3. Delete Doctor 4. FileExile 5. Sysinternals MoveFile (deletes during bootup) 6. Emsisoft BlitzBlank (delete
  7. XP Pro_SP3 Guys, I'm going a little crazy. I need a working copy of Catalyst Control Center, but something is messed up with these installers. I've got three versions of AMD Catalyst Software with release notes. The release notes are important because many sites list their versions of Catalyst as compatible with XP. Most are not. The AMD release notes for all versions list the compatible operating systems. The last version I attempted to install (12.4) extracted the files in their folders. Nothing is installed. The same thing happened with the other two versions I downloaded.
  8. RainyShadow, I took a screenshot of the monitor in the Settings Tab. The bottom part part was not needed for this discussion. ED_Sin, I just received this monitor from Amazon. The OSD menus have hundreds of options. Is there an option to expand Desktop to fill the monitor screen? If it's there, I can't find it.
  9. Hello ED_Sin. Monitor is connected with an HDMI cable. When you say "Monitor Settings" I assume you're referring to Control Panel -> Display Properties -> Settings Tab. Here is a screenshot of the Settings Tab: https://postimg.cc/XXBFMgbZ I can drag Monitor 1 with my mouse, but it cannot be stretched. If I'm wrong, tell me how to stretch Monitor 1.
  10. XP Pro_SP3 Model: VX2276-SMHD Optimal Resolution: 1920 x 1080 New monitor and ATI video drivers are working fine, but there is a problem. My Desktop does not expand to fill the entire monitor screen. In other words, I've got 1/2" - to - 3/4" black bars surrounding the Desktop. There is a possible fix. If you have ATI Catalyst Control Center installed, here is the procedure: 1. Open Control Panel / Catalyst Control Center. 2. At the top/left of the dialog, click the Graphics drop down menu. 3. Select Desktop and Displays. 4. At the bottom of that window, click the Black A
  11. Regsvr32 works with other DLLs, so it's not damaged. I will provide some context about this problem, but it's a bottomless pit with no solutions. All over the web you can find discussions that go on for hundreds of pages about reCAPTCHA. I'm referring to "I'm not a robot" followed by those thumbnail images. Select cars, buses, fire hydrants, etc. Millions of people have trouble loading and using reCAPTCHA. I've probably tried 50 fixes. If I refresh the page dozens of times, reCAPTCHA occasionally loads. There is a Bypass reCAPTCHA script that works with GreaseMonkey. I tried
  12. XP Pro_SP3 This is an all-too-familiar Windows error message: "DLL was loaded, but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file cannot be registered." I'm trying to register pngfilt.dll. Ran SFC. No corrupt system files. I've got two apps. RegDllView_v1.60 and Register Tool_v1.1.0. Both failed to register the DLL. This is my home office computer and I'm the only user. Could this procedure be performed before Windows starts, from a bootable disk or flash drive? I can't think of anything else.
  13. YES!! That's it Tripredacus. I like your "K-Mart-ian Legend." The expertise of dencorso provided the solution. If you google about this topic, there must be thousands of posts on other forums about .NET Framework slowing down all versions of Microsoft Windows. As you can see from my original post, it was v4.0 causing a system slowdown, not v4.5. Also, the "batch script" was actually a command line that ran like a batch script. Maybe I was lucky, but installing v4.5 caused no problems at all with XP.
  14. The info and files I've download from MSFN is incredibly useful. I make duplicate copies of everything. I don't know why or how, but I lost an important batch script. Several months ago I installed .Net Framework v4.5 with XP. A common problem after installing v4.5 is a sluggish operating system. It's so bad, most people quickly uninstall v4.5. I posted about this problem and one of your XP experts provided an amazing "fix it all" batch script that cleared all the problems with XP and .Net Framework v4.5. I mentioned this batch script to several friends, but I couldn't provide a
  15. I've got all the info on the motherboard. It's an AMD chipset. There must be a reason why the Hardware Wizard refuses to install the display drivers. DDU removes everything related to your old display drivers. It's like you're doing a fresh install of XP. Description of DDU: "Display Driver Uninstaller, or DDU, is a driver utility programs that allows you to remove all traces of NVIDIA, AMD, and INTEL display and audio drivers from Windows. This allows you to perform a clean install of new drivers so that there are no potential issues with previous versions."
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