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  1. just done another, this time only taking out: Accessibility Games Welcome Centre Wordpad Music + Video Samples Sample Pictures Shell sounds Sound Rec. Disk Quota Parental Controls Beep Tablet PC Got to almost the end and then failed, saying windows could not install some features... It's 7 x64, btw.
  2. So, I'm trying to work out a configuration for Windows 7. I've viewed the various threads on here, and put a provisional list together. I tried to install, but after the first reboot it hung just saying "Installing Windows" - no hard disk activity etc... Left for 30mins. Here's what I took out: Accessibility Games Mobility Centre Welcome Centre Wordpad Media Centre Music + Video Samples Sample Pictures Screensavers Shell Event Sounds Sideshow Sound Disc Bitlocker Disk Quota Parental Controls Security Centre UNIX Subsystem Tablet PC Components Windows Defender Easy Transfer. Any ideas?
  3. Been on the phone with M$ - THey don't know and don't care. Searched everywhere on tinterweb and just can't find a solution to this.
  4. Could it be a service that has been disabled? Really running out of ideas here...any help is greatly appreciated!
  5. Have now tried: 1. Deleting normal.dot, which fixes it untill you try and load it again 2. Registry edit, same as above ^^ 3. Reinstalling - No Luck 4. Detect & Repair - No Luck Any more ideas?
  6. Already tried. Still no luck.
  7. I have a pc with xp installed running word 2002. Everything working fine untill this morning, when word 2002 won't open. Just hangs at the startup screen. Tried deleting normal.dot, tried again and it worked fine. Tried opening it again...hangs.... So it will open fine, aslong as i delete normal.dot before i open it...not exactly practical. When it hangs, word does open, eventually (1-2hours later). While it is "thinking" it is using no cpu power and about 6mb ram. Anyone know a solution for this? Thanks
  8. Roxio always hoses things (I hate it)... anyways, here is your fix. Save the following code to 'RemoveFilters.reg' Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}] "LowerFilters"=- "UpperFilters"=- Run the 'RemoveFilters.reg' file on the system, go to Device Manager and Uninstall the burner and then select to have it scan for hardware again. Reboot the system and it should be fixed now. (may have to reinstall Roxio after the filters are removed) Sorry - It didn't work! The only way I can get windows to see it is a recordable drive is to set it to type "2" in the registry - which enables me to put stuff in there ready for burning - but it won't recognise blank CDs, and therefore won't burn!
  9. Ok, there doesn't appear to be a recording tab Already tried ripping the music (I'm not that stupid!) but the same thing happened. I reinstalled the dvd r/w drivers and now wmp11 recognises & plays them even though they still claim to b 1kb each. Still won't burn through - and there is no recording tab on burner properties.
  10. Ok - don't know what the issue is now...just put an audio cd in and when u open it in windows explorer there is one file for each track but they're only 1kb each and have the extension "CDA_Auto_File" - The cd is a music cd bought from a shop. Any ideas?
  11. Hi, one of my clients can no longer burn a CD (r or rw) through windows explorer. It comes up with "e:/ IS NOT ACCESSIBLE : INCORRECT FUNCTION However, burning through roxio / nero works fine. Anyone know whats going on here? I checked the imapi service is started etc... The disks I'm using are unused HP CDrs - But have tried Verbatim CD R/Ws too...so I don't think it is disk specific. Thanks
  12. I have been running the PC for the last 40 mins with Norton disabled and its has been running as sweet as. Trouble is, Norton Antivirus won't actually load unless all the services of Norton are running before hand...which then makes it all play up again. I think I'm going to have no option but to enlighten him to free / better alternatives!
  13. Unfortunately, If I showed him what was going on he would reply by saying "So do I need a new bit in the case?" - Not the brightest (computer-wise) of chaps. Been working on it for the last couple of hours, it is indeed very frustrating. Any other ideas?
  14. Thanks for the reply I have already checked the Event Manager...and unfortunately there is nothing in there which relates to this problem. I'm a bit wary of reinstalling Norton, as last time I did it, it involved a very long winded telephone conversation regarding re-activation. I guess there's no other way to do it though?
  15. Hi, I got called out to fix the computer of someone I know. The original problem was his brand new HP Photojet printer wouldn't print from Microsoft Works (relatively old copy). I soon rectified this by making a shadow printer driver labelled HP Deskjet 550. Everything was running fine, and did several reboots before I left. Next morning I get a call from him saying he has no visual output. What happened was he booted up his computer, everything came up in 640x480res with 4-bit colour depth. Then after he tried to slide the screen res up it blanked out. I got the image back by booting up in "Last Known Good Config" which got the visual output back, and installed the latest drivers for his graphics chip (Intel 82845G) - Once again everything was back to normal. I rebooted the PC and still all was fine. I then tried turning the computer off completely then restarted, and it came back in 640x480 res...again. I have tracked the problem down to Norton System Protection, which I disabled then reinstalled the drivers. Everything is now fine untill I reactivate Norton, which then resets everything to 640x480 4-bit. Really really annoying. He has only just bought Norton (Not on my advice!!!) and doesn't want to get rid. What can I do to rectify this? Thanks
  16. Hi, I am trying to setup a router for one of my friends, however the password for their connection is stored in the dial-up screen thing. It shows up as about 12 black dots. They don't remember what the password is. so really this is the only way of getting at it. Is there any software that will read th password behind the dots?
  17. hey guys, got a client's PC here. Problem is that the PSU fans, cd drives and the HDD light are all powering up as soon as the psu is plugged in. The system is a 2.6ghz celeron with 256mb ram made by emachines. Once it is plugged in and then i turn it on using the power button, everything runs fine (apart from the "system" process using 90-100% cpu at all time. don't know if this problem is related. I have tried several PSUs, all do the same thing. What can it be? I had the computer in the otherday because the previous PSU had blown, so i replaced it and everything went fine. Then 2 days later it has come up with this problem Please can someone shed some light on this?
  18. hi, I'd like to annouce the re-opening of Vipertech. An online community of people who are interested in primarily beta and pre-release software. This community has a long way to go yet, but we have a stable base of staff who are experts in the computing field. We also cater for apple users and general help and discussion with software and hardware. Anyway, if you want to give us a visit : www.vipertech.org thanks hougtimo
  19. I am starting a new online community for which I need a logo. The logo should be in GIF format and should be 137x50 px. It needs to fit where it says "vipertech.org" on...Vipertech.org Please don't make it too snaky, because I hate snakes!!!!! Something classy and will fit in with the theme. If we like your work there may be more work coming your way!!!!! (with payment) Thanks HougTimo
  20. Sorry but I'm new to web design, so instead of slide comments, how about how i can go about fixing them?
  21. Thanks for that I will certainly look into changing that thanks for your input! HougTimo
  22. Yeah, can you let me know what browser you are using? I know there is an issue with the scrooling marquee in Firefox which I am not sure how to fix ... (anyone have any ideas?) Also I know about the link. We're currently re-writing the slideshow in Movie Maker, so it should be up soon. Maybe I should point that out on the site. Thanks very much for all your comments Tim
  23. Hi, I have been commissioned to create a website for my Church. You can see the old site at : Here The site I have been working on is currently hosted Here and will eventually be transferred to the "proper" church domain. I am looking for opinions on the design of the site and the information contained within it. Any suggestions are welcome, as well as constructive critism Thanks HougTimo
  24. Hi, Its been ages since I did anything like this, but I decided to give it a go again. Here is my main desktop : And heres what happened when I got bored: HougTimo

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