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HoppaLong

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  1. 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 On Boot\Happy Days\Structure Command with short pathname (8 + 3 DOS style) deleted all the corrupt folders and files: SuperDelete.exe I:\OLDTOR~1\Copy_001\USEONB~1\HAPPYD~1\STRUCT~ I've got backups for everything. Formatting the partitions with those "stuck in concrete" folders seemed like the only solution. I was about to quit googling when I found SuperDelete.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 (deletes during bootup) I've got <some warez>. There is a mini version of XP on the disk and a long list of apps. Is there an app on that might delete those stuck folders? In the past I've had folders and files that were difficult to delete, but not impossible. I don't know what else I can try. If you've got a possible solution, please let me know.
  4. 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. If I run "Setup.exe" the installer just starts the same process over again. Nothing is installed. I've never seen anything like this before. Why is this happening and is there a solution?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 Arrow at the top of the Monitor Image and select Configure. 5. In the Image Scaling section, select the Scale image to full panel size option. 6. Click Apply/OK. I had an old copy of Catalyst Control Center. A few weeks after the install, it stopped working. I remember googling about the problem. Found many posts about CCC not working. I downloaded Catalyst Control Suite_v14.4. When you run the installer, no shortcuts are added to the Start Menu. It doesn't install anything. All the files are dumped into a few folders. Is there an app (excluding Catalyst software) that will expand my Desktop to fill the monitor screen? If not, I need a version of Catalyst that actually works.
  8. 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 the script. Doesn't seem to do anything. Registering pngfilt.dll is from a blog created by a very smart IT professional. He listed several reCAPTCHA fixes. It's very possible pngfilt.dll cannot be registered. This reCAPTCHA problem constantly reminds me of circuits I breadboarded many years ago, when I was learning electronics. If a signal is weak you carefully add stages that increase signal strength without creating distortion. There should be an app that works between the Google servers and your browser. Something that would focus all those bytes of reCAPTCHA data and beam it full strength into your browser. I know, it's just wishful thinking.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 copy. I need a link for that script.
  12. 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."
  13. AMD Motherboard I downloaded two apps: Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) v18.0.0.1 -> This version works with XP -> Tried several other versions that had problems AMD Catalyst Software Suite for XP v14.4 -> Extracted driver folders with 7-Zip -> Not installing other utilities DDU uninstalls AMD display and audio drivers. I pointed the Hardware Wizard to the new audio and display driver folders. Installed audio drivers quickly. Will not install display drivers. Using the INF file, I tried to manually install the display drivers: Context Menu -> Install -> Failed to install drivers What can I do to install the new display drivers?
  14. I thought about using 98SE as download platform several months ago. It seemed like a useful function for a very old operating system. The problem is finding a modern download manager that will work with KernelEx. AWGG with Curl could be the best solution for downloading almost any file with 98SE. I'll try it and post the results in this thread. This is not related to KernelEx, but I was just reading about Puppy Linux for 98. http://www.freeveda.org/linux/puppy/PupWin98.htm If it works, this could be a way to use 98SE as a stable platform for a basic Linux operating system.
  15. Thanks loblo. I'm asking these questions before downloading AWGG and Curl. I don't know if there is any kind of help file in the 7-Zip archives. How do I add the Curl Engine to AWGG? Maybe extract both apps into the same folder? Also, should I select XP (or something else) from the KernelEx menu?
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