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  1. Perhaps the filename itself is too long. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try to remove any read-only and other attributes it may have, and then try CCleaner, or even Windows Explorer to delete it. Start a Command Prompt, this will remove any folder attributes (use the quotations just in case they're needed): attrib -r -h -s -a "C:\Documents and Settings\Dad\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\LHXEZ9FS" Start a Command Prompt, this will remove any file attributes (use the quotations just in case they're needed): attrib -r -h -s -a "C:\Documents and Settings\Dad\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\LHXEZ9FS\*.*" Start a Command Prompt, this will delete any .asx file in that folder (use the quotations just in case they're needed): DEL "C:\Documents and Settings\Dad\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\LHXEZ9FS\*.asx" Start a Command Prompt, this will delete all files in that folder (use the quotations just in case they're needed): DEL "C:\Documents and Settings\Dad\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\LHXEZ9FS\*.*"
  2. Male. I do hope nobody has to do a self inspection
  3. 34, until September roles around.
  4. Yeah, and that's all that counts really. I just wanted to point out about transcoding because if he deleted his original files in favour of the original source mp3's I didn't want him upset in the future or years down the road if and/or when he may have noticed a degradation of quality.
  5. @ CaPMan In actuality a cheap set of headphones in a quiet listening enviroment (e.g.; no background noise) will reveal artifacts of transcoded audio files, it doesn't take an audiophile to notice them. The original lossy format has already thrown quality away, therefore transcoding to another format can introduce more artifacts. The only way to combat this is to use a lossless audio format (Wav, WavPack, Flac, etc) and then encode to a lossy audio format (MP3, MPC, OGG, etc). To make claims of not hearing a difference you really have to conduct a blind listening test to determine if really you can or can't actually hear a difference. @ Eldmannen I also avoid WMA hence there's the chance of enabling DMA which will make the files useless on other systems and devices. However, OGG isn't supported in all devices therefore your suggestion won't in any way help oli. --- For those whom want to know about audio formats, codecs, transcoding, etc., I'd recommend learning on a forum I've been a member of for a few years called Hydrogenaudio, there's a wealth of information there that has tought me allot about audio.
  6. I also use EasyCleaner's registry cleaner and it hasn't ever broke my Win98 or WinXP Pro system. I have however set it to ignore two entries: CCleaner, servicepackcache
  7. WinXP Pro system: eTrust EZ Antivirus Win98 system: eTrust EZ Antivirus, and F-Prot Antivirus for DOS.
  8. Andavari


    Better off saving money for a year and use the free 12 month trial that isn't limited in anyway from Microsoft and Computer Associates available here. That way if your friend doesn't like it, etc., it's a simple matter of choosing another.
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    Straight to the point; Norton, McAfee, and PC-cillin install way too much that integrates deep into the system making them very difficult to remove. The only commercial av programs I would buy would if there weren't good free alternatives are BitDefender, eTrust EZ Antivirus, F-Prot, NOD32, Sophos. Out of all the free av programs I think it's a matter of choice, such as; does the user like the GUI, and most importantly is it at the least ICSA Labs Certified at detecting infections. I no longer put too much value in certification for removing an infection from an executible since many modern viruses/malware destroy the executible beyond any point of repair.
  10. You will loose a significant amount of quality and introduce more artifacts transcoding mp3 to wma, hence they are both lossy audio formats. You are better off just re-ripping the original CD's into the format you wish. However, if you do wish to transcode dBpowerAMP is probably the easiest route, I've never used it though. Also perhaps EAC will work, albeit I've never tried to transcode anything with it.
  11. If it's faulty or bad memory you can test it with Memtest. If you've got more than one stick of memory you'll have to test each individually.
  12. I had already tried that approach and didn't work.
  13. Can't see what the extension is in the ss you provided. Typing it in a new post will help.
  14. My dilemna started when I installed Windows XP SP2. The problem: The Status Bar in Windows Explorer "View->Status Bar" won't stay enabled. It's immediately disabled once I enter a new directory. On the guest user account it works, however on my account it doesn't. I figure it's a problem in the registry, one that I haven't been able to track down. I'd like to fix this since I like the feature and have grown very use to it, however I'm not willing to delete my account to fix it. Please only respond to this thread if you know exactly what I'm inquiring about.
  15. Windows Firewall, because it has the least amount of bugs in all of the software-based firewalls I've currently tested.
  16. RegSeeker can royally f'up your system registry if you don't look at its undo files to see exactly what it removed, and promptly restore it before you reboot or can't reboot. It typically removes more that what it lists which is very deceptive.
  17. @ DjLizard What exactly does the command "fsutil dirty set C:" tell ChkDsk to do, and what parameters to use, e.g.; /f or /r
  18. What computer brand and model are you using, and what is the BIOS version? The reason I ask is because when I updated the BIOS of my Dell all my shutdown/restart problems I'd dealt with for over a year immediately disappeared.
  19. A hardware firewall should also be supplemented by a software-based firewall.
  20. Yes it is! You should see my RegSeeker ignore list it's freakin' huge.
  21. The problem with many registry cleaners is you really have to look at the undo file to make sure they didn't remove more than what they list as "invalid." Many registry cleaners will go far beyond just removing a single reference they list and will remove more, or much more. For example, after running Windows Update RegSeeker claimed this key was invalid:[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup]"ServicePackCachePath"="c:\\windows\\ServicePackFiles\\ServicePackCache"The problem is when looking at the undo file it actually removed this:[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup]"ServicePackCachePath"="c:\\windows\\ServicePackFiles\\ServicePackCache"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\AppLogLevels][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\BaseWinOptions][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{077ACEC7-979C-40AB-9835-435BA1511E0D}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{30C7234B-6482-4A55-A11D-ECD9030313F2}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{3FDF25EE-E592-4495-8391-6E9C504DAC2B}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{44BBA855-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{60204BB3-7078-4F70-8F69-68297621941C}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{60BFF50D-FB2C-4498-A577-C9548C390BB9}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{981FB688-E76B-4246-987B-92083185B90A}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{A47B3654-48EE-48A5-B629-97D70175E58F}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{AA936DF4-2B08-4B1F-B071-72192E287704}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{AAC1D942-0B38-4E37-9E4E-5B96A9DD2170}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{B3C1B200-8F14-4C49-96D3-67425AD59914}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{C5B8FBE9-645E-4484-A7AA-E8DA9A70DD77}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{CAC24AF7-5447-4F19-9FA6-F6E6E69D395E}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{CFB4B314-0328-45E1-94AF-45A3F5F48E0B}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{DD90D410-1823-43EB-9A16-A2331BF08799}][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Migration][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Migration\200][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Migration DLLs][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Oc Manager][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Oc Manager\MasterInfs][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Oc Manager\Subcomponents][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE\CKPT][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OptionalComponents][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OptionalComponents\MAPI][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OptionalComponents\Messenger][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OptionalComponents\Moviemk][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OptionalComponents\SwFlash]
  22. The current version of Sygate Personal Firewall v5.6.2808 has a severe problem running on many systems regardless of the OS version, and this has been ongoing since November 2004 when it was released, it is yet to be updated with a fix. v5.6.2808 won't run on either my Win98 or WinXP Pro system and promptly gives a pop-up crash dialog. The problem is well documented on the Sygate Forums. The last known "stable" version I know of was v5.5.2710, well at least it can start without immediately crashing, although it has the ability to start acting up out of nowhere such as some websites won't load in any browser, some programs can't be updated using their update component (Spybot SD, QuickTime, etc). If you use Windows XP Service Pack 2 the Windows Firewall passed all of the Gibson Research ShieldsUp tests as being TruStealth. It may not do enough for you, however it isn't buggy like many third-party firewalls. It automatically protects your system without any confusing configuration, and without constant firewall alerts, e.g.; it protects your system without ever bothering you. The drawbacks are no outbound blocking of programs therefore systems infected with malware will be vulnerable, it also has a rather crappy firewall log. If you scan for viruses, and malware everyday whilst using it, your system "should" be alright. There's more firewall talk in Firewall Discussion.
  23. Andavari


    Thanks! No wonder I couldn't find it using search I didn't have the name spelled correct.
  24. Andavari


    I've seen Ediwo mentioned in a few posts. I'd like to know what is it, and what is the official website URL. Doing a forum search didn't provide me with any URL's.
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    cheap virus

    Nope. He said "get a Ferrari for free." Free can mean many things, like a never-ending test drive where the person testing the car seemingly forgot to bring it back and instead decided to keep it indefinately. If only it would be a Ferrari F50 and/or Ferrari Enzo.
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