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Post Posted: October 22nd, 2012, 11:29 am

Hi... I've used Gmail with both IE9 and Chrome without any problems. Then, for no apparent reason, the Gmail I was using with Chrome lost features: No more boldfacing, underlining, italicizing, etc. Also, Settings won't open and I can't open Contacts or Tasks. Gmail still works perfectly with IE. I ...

Post Posted: November 18th, 2010, 10:20 am

Xiongmao...Thank you for the suggestion. I do not remember what solution solved the problem for me five years ago (I probably purchased a new laptop, :lol: ). However, you are correct that your advice may help someone else with the same problem. :D -- David/Involved

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2010, 10:50 pm

Can't a fix be made so that we can change our ozzu pw if we want to? Most other sites let you do that. To the extent that The Farmer tells me that he tested all of the hrdware thoughly, that's how safely I can assume that all hardware is okay. I'm using an OEM re-installation disk that I purchased f...

Post Posted: April 30th, 2010, 2:53 pm

Whoops! Sorry I wasn't clear about the password. :oops: I meant the password on Ozzu. I had lost my original pw and got one of those alphanumeric thingies, which I'd like to change to something I have a chance of remembering. :) Your idea about the "XP but no program" installation certainl...

Post Posted: April 30th, 2010, 8:12 am

I checked with him and this is what he wrote back:

"I ran full diagnostic on all hardware. The hard drive is good. I get to store at 2.30. I ran pc doctor as well as other diagnostic utilities. The hard drive spins fine and when hooked externally is completely accessible."

Post Posted: April 30th, 2010, 6:53 am

I'm quite sure (but definitely not positive) that The Farmer checked out the hard drive. I could be wrong and will ask him when he arrives at work this afternoon.

(BTW, can you tell me how to change my password?)

Post Posted: April 29th, 2010, 9:50 pm

Right. Take a look back at my post on 4/28 at 1:46 pm and yours at 2:41 pm. You made us aware that my laptop could only support two 1G sticks. That's why The Farmer removed the 2G stick and tried getting the system to boot up with just the 1G stick in place.

Post Posted: April 29th, 2010, 4:53 pm

"Alas, Poor Dell Inspiron 6000. I knew it well, Don2007". :( (Apologies to Mr. Shakespeare.) I met with The Farmer today and he said he had tried booting up by first removing the 2G stick that we hoped would be outed as the culprit. No joy. He said he also (hope this makes sense) "reb...

Post Posted: April 28th, 2010, 1:49 pm

Don..."The Farmer" has my computer and I think this is his day off (my luck!). Ozzu is such a terrific site and it's a wonder :o to me that techies (or self-annointed techie-types) who can't solve a problem for a customer or themselves don't sign up and ask for the quality help (and a much...

Post Posted: April 28th, 2010, 11:46 am

Thanks Don2007! Now that you mention it, the Farmer (LOL) upgraded my RAM. I had 2G and wanted 4G. He said I would need a 64-bit computer in order to have 4G. So, he replaced one of the 1G sticks with a 2G to make it--we thought--a total of 3G. HOWEVER, it has NEVER come up as 3G. Only 2G. (1) Was h...

Post Posted: April 28th, 2010, 5:15 am

Hi...A couple of months ago, when I turned on my computer (Dell Inspiron 6000, Win XP, 2G RAM), it brought up the Dell logo, but wouldn't go to Win XP. Instead, I would get a blinking cursor at the top left my screen. A Dell-authorized techie said I had a bad cluster in my hard drive, so he install...

Post Posted: October 26th, 2009, 8:56 pm

Thanks for the reply. I'm not exactly sure how to answer the question. :? I am helping a family member who is at the opposite end of the "computer knowledge" spectrum from you, and I have no access to her computer. Her ONLY e-mail address is through Earthlink. It seems that ALL her mail is...

Post Posted: October 26th, 2009, 3:15 pm

Hi...Someone sent me an e-mail greeting card, but since its address was not recognized, it was marked as Spam. When I open the Spam report, I get a list of emails marked that way. However, there is no way to open any of them. The only URL relating to the greeting card is an e-mail address for the gr...

Post Posted: July 20th, 2009, 7:31 am

I use both IE and Firefox, but Firefox has developed two major problems, perhaps related to each other: (1) No matter what URL I go to, a large rectangular area is white--i.e., nothing at all in that space. It is always in the upper left quadrant of my screen; (2) the full color and graphics do not ...

Post Posted: July 20th, 2009, 6:50 am

Absolutely right, Grinch2171. I tried that a short while ago and it appears to have worked perfectly (fingers crossed, LOL). It seems so rare that one of these types of programs actually DOES eliminate all the bad files it finds during a scan--without, that is, you paying for the program first.

Post Posted: July 20th, 2009, 6:43 am

Pretty much answers the question. I remain unclear as to why system settings can be restored but a program (such as "System Security" or any virus cannot be totally eliminated that way. Not important, as long as I remember that it can't.

Post Posted: July 20th, 2009, 6:33 am

Thanks. It answered my question and cleared things up for me completely. (I still don't understand how a rogue malware program like "System Security" was able to infect my computer. Could that mean that Microsoft did not update Live OneCare or that System Security was not recognized as the...

Post Posted: July 19th, 2009, 9:43 pm

I have used RESTORE when my computer has developed a problem such as freezing, or has acted strangely in other ways. RESTORE has worked well, for the most part. But I'm not completely clear what the program reverts back to when it goes back to an earlier restore point. It says that none of my data w...

Post Posted: July 19th, 2009, 9:29 pm

I have been using Windows Live OneCare for quite a while and have been pleased with the protection it has offered (until I got hit with the "System Security" rogue malware :( ). Microsoft says that its Defender program will protect against, and clean up, programs like that. However, I was ...

Post Posted: July 19th, 2009, 9:17 pm

The maddening program "System Security" :twisted: somehow infiltrated my hard drive and now I cannot get rid of all of the popups warning me about all the viruses, etc., etc., that have infected my computer--and, of course, can only be remedied by purchasing the program. (Sort of like: &qu...

Post Posted: December 18th, 2007, 11:02 pm

I have--or at least HAD--some 1,500 different contacts in my Palm Desktop address book. For no apparent reason, the lower half (alphabetically) seems to have disappeared from my computer. I did a search, but didn't find them. (I looked for *.csv). Yes, I did have my data backed up, but this happened...

Post Posted: July 5th, 2007, 7:28 am

You're the best! I'm going to read and re-read your instructions before I try installing and running the macro. Am I correct that: (1) this will run with XLViewer; (2) it should run with Access, and (3) it will not run with Word (even if I create a table). It's 40 minutes BEFORE midnight where you a...

Post Posted: July 5th, 2007, 5:36 am

Oh, I see you did remove parts of the addresses. Whew! Thanks! Will it be okay to send a private message?

Post Posted: July 5th, 2007, 5:34 am

Oh man, you are SO right. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Can I delete the message, or can you? I should have sent a private message, I imagine. Dumb.

Post Posted: July 4th, 2007, 8:47 pm

Alkatr0z... Thanks so much "Mate" :D I just realized that I do not have the full Excel program, only the Viewer, which will not read the .csv file format. I gotta admit that, while I'm constantly helping friends who need computer advice and help, I'm nowhere when it comes to macros, much l...

Post Posted: July 3rd, 2007, 2:59 pm

Hi...I have a file of people who have ordered through my website and would like to put them into a readable format in Word or Excel, or both. I imagine Excel will give me more options for sorting. The only solutions I have found are either commercial (i.e., pay to play) or so techie that they are be...

Post Posted: April 13th, 2007, 8:39 am

Very cool website you have there, Rich/RigelNet!

(Before we were married, my wife lived in Ft.Lee--I believe on Main Street--just north of the GW. Six-story yellowish bldg.)

Post Posted: April 13th, 2007, 6:38 am


Thanks for your comments on my website. I appreciate them.

-- David (aka Involved)

Post Posted: April 13th, 2007, 6:36 am

xigefei...Thank you for your comments.

I am not sure what you mean about "sales book". Can you clarify that for me?

Also, WHERE was the SEO technology effective?

BTW, do you live in the People's Republic of China or the Republic of China?

-- David (aka Involved)

Post Posted: April 10th, 2007, 5:25 am

Hi R.T....Sorry? You should feel just the opposite (whatever positive feeling that is, LOL).

Thanks VERY much for your input. I haven't checked out your recommendations yet because I wanted to express my appreciation ASAP. David (aka Involved) :)

Post Posted: April 7th, 2007, 9:43 am

Thanks! Can you give me suggestions about the font (I know it is larger than on most sites) and on making the site "flow better from a design/layout standpoint"?

Thanks again.

David (aka Involved) :)

Post Posted: March 26th, 2007, 8:16 pm

Hi AlkatrOz and Dangles...Thanks for discussing my problem. I did NOT begin erasing my cookies until AFTER this started happening. I spent a long time today with a Verizon techie who did all sorts of checking and maneuvering on my screen. By the time he was done, I could log on without a problem. A ...

Post Posted: March 23rd, 2007, 8:59 pm

:( Recently, I started discovering that websites I had been using for years were suddenly not recognizing me when I tried to log in. I worked for quite a while over the phone with a Verizon techie who got that site's login working again, though he didn't know how he did it. The next time I went to ...

Post Posted: March 24th, 2006, 9:48 pm

I have been using a Linksys router (the latest protocol) and was having good success with it, but for the past number of weeks: (1) I'll be connected with an excellent signal and able to access the Internet, then suddenly find myself offline with the Linkys wireless network connection either missing...

Post Posted: March 8th, 2006, 10:05 am

er, make that TWO. :oops: :oops: :oops:

Post Posted: March 8th, 2006, 10:04 am

Whoops, sorry ATNO. :oops:

What I did was to make changes and hit Preview, then delete (i.e., not submit) it.

Obviously, I accidentally sent one through.

Post Posted: March 8th, 2006, 10:00 am

Thanks. Actually, when I log on and have a question, I check to see if you're online because you know your stuff :D

Seems to me like you're online 24/7/365, LOL.

-- Involved

Post Posted: March 8th, 2006, 9:47 am

ATNO...My thanks to you and the Dust Puppy in the UK for your help. I didn't realize that I had to repeat my site's URL in the command line. Live and learn, right? :wink: P.S. Is ATNO/TW an acronym? Do the letters have a particular meaning you can share with us? (Perhaps I'm the only member who does...

Post Posted: March 8th, 2006, 6:42 am

Thanks for the follow up. After playing around with all the different configurations, I guess I can't make the text one color (aqua, as below) and the link another (e.g., yellow). If so, it's fine like it is.

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Post Posted: March 7th, 2006, 9:42 pm

As you can see, I was able to give the text color, thanks to your guidance. However, I can't seem to turn the URL into a link. What am I doing wrong? :?

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Post Posted: March 7th, 2006, 2:00 pm

Thanks. I'll try it!

Post Posted: March 7th, 2006, 1:32 pm

How do I make the URL ( into a link?

Can I make the signature line a different color (e.g., orange, yellow)?


Post Posted: March 7th, 2006, 8:44 am

This is probably way too late to be considered, but it seems to me that it would benefit everyone -- especially newbies -- if there was a clearer way to know where to post and where to find posts/threads. I sometimes am not sure whether to post in the General Discussion section or one of the special...

Post Posted: March 7th, 2006, 8:30 am

BIGWEB.. Is he the 2006 version of "1984"'s BIG BROTHER? :wink: ? LOL BTW, what's the policy about putting my own site's link at the foot of my e-mails? It seems that a lot of members do that. If it's okay, does it have to be Web-related or can it be an unrelated product or service? Thanks.

Post Posted: March 6th, 2006, 10:00 pm

It appears that Atno or someone has already seen my post and deleted the URL of the site in question.

There was no message, other than a link.

Post Posted: March 6th, 2006, 9:08 pm

I received an Ozzu message a while ago. When I checked it out, I found that it was under the heading of "Tips" and was a link to another site -- Link Removed (If they're spamming, no sense making it easier for them) -- from someone I don't know. Then I noticed that the sender, kittymeow, j...

Post Posted: February 16th, 2006, 7:08 pm

Hi...I created a company on QB Pro 2006 and want to put it onto the same version of QB on another computer. I followed all of the instructions about storing a copy of the data on a flash drive (CD, etc.), but when I transferred it into the QB folder on the new machine: (1) At first, it didn't change...

Post Posted: January 28th, 2006, 12:36 pm

My mistake. :oops: Only one (1) reply. I read the wrong line. Wishful thinking, I guess.

Post Posted: January 28th, 2006, 12:35 pm

Thanks, but while your sad tale gives me hope that SOMEONE will know how to solve this, it doesn't really bring comfort and relief to my aching stomach and persistent headache. :( What's with the Australia bit when you live in Pittsburgh (which WILL win next week...I'm a Jets fan, so I've seen the S...

Post Posted: January 28th, 2006, 10:07 am

The Situation: * My domain was originally hosted by, which also held the domain registration. (Excuse me if the terminology is not exactly correct.) * Two years ago, I transferred the registration to Intellispire, around the same time that I was forced to find another host because IDTweb ...

Post Posted: January 19th, 2006, 8:57 pm

Tom...Thanks so much for the detailed reply. I actually was unaware of Hotmail's new service and, in fact, was using Hotmail as one example of a number of sites where I have addresses to retrieve. I'll start with Hotmail and, assuming success, will move on from there.

Thanks again, David :D

Post Posted: January 17th, 2006, 12:15 pm

Hi... I installed Outlook 2000 onto my new laptop, then transferred all of my e-mails and contacts (i.e., e-mail addresses) from my old laptop to the new one. BUT...I can't figure out how to transfer my e-mails and contacts from online sites such as hotmail, yahoo, earthlink, etc. into Outlook. (I u...

Post Posted: May 11th, 2005, 6:20 pm

Thanks. I figured the chances were slim to none, but no harm in trying. Since I live in New York, the "local" market is huge. What's the poinjt of paying for a service when you can't follow your team unless you live out of the market? Sure, it's nice when I travel elsewhere in the States, but otherw...

Post Posted: May 11th, 2005, 9:30 am

I have an HP Scanjet 4570c scanner that had been working well. Then, I went to start it and could not power it up. I tried another outlet and the same thing happened. Next try, it worked...but only for 10 seconds or so before shutting off. In the dozens of times I have tried to get it to GO on and S...

Post Posted: May 11th, 2005, 9:22 am

I use Norton Systemworks 2005. When I run One Button Checkup, it always finds files that that it highlights in red. There's no problem with any of them EXCEPT two. I click the quarantine button, but that doesn't do the trick. Then I click Delete, and that doesn't do it either. In other words, I'm st...

Post Posted: May 11th, 2005, 8:54 am

I subscribe to a paid (sports-related) website. However, because my IP is in the "home area" of the team I want to follow through the site, I am "blacked out". I contacted their customer service dept. and was told the service uses the IP -- not the street address you give when you sign up -- as the ...

Post Posted: January 21st, 2005, 9:53 pm

I used Norton SystemWorks 2005 to scan my C: drive and it came up with a bunch of errors of all sorts. When I ran the Repair, while most were fixed, several serious ones could not be quarantined or deleted. :? These include: run.exe and nt.dll ("The compressed file run.exe within C:\Windows\System32...

Post Posted: January 15th, 2005, 1:56 pm

Thanks! I am using a Dell Inspiron 8200. The touchpad is by Alps.

Later, I am going to re-stall the apoint.exe driver and see what happens. If that doesn't work, I'll try the external keyboard idea.


Post Posted: January 15th, 2005, 10:26 am

Eagle...My mouse is fine and this happens whether or not it is plugged in. (I use the touchpad to move the cursor.) Why do I get all the weird computer problems? I feel like I'm a beta tester for new bugs! :lol:

Are you in Tokelau? I just looked it up on the Web. If so, which atoll?

Post Posted: January 15th, 2005, 10:19 am

I think you're right about the mouse. But that's not the problem (which, BTW) keeps happening even as I write this post :( If anyone has a clue why this is happening, please let me know. (BTW, I hope you let me stay on this Forum, LOL...I'm a Jets fan. I'm bracing myself to see the gladiators versus...

Post Posted: January 15th, 2005, 9:56 am


Are we talking about the same thing :?:

Post Posted: January 14th, 2005, 8:50 pm

When I am using Word or Outlook, my cursor will suddenly jump to elsewhere in the line (or to the previous line), with the result that I find myself typing in the middle of wording I've already written. I have rebooted several times, but the problem continues.


Thanks! :D

Post Posted: November 24th, 2004, 11:17 am

Hi...I just got a Sony Clie Peg-TH55 handheld, which uses Memory Stick Pro. I did some online research and discovered there are a variety of Memory Stick models that seem the same except that they may include one or more of the following words: Pro, Duo, Mastergate, etc. I'm leaning toward a SanDis...

Post Posted: October 9th, 2004, 4:28 am

Has anyone tried 1ClickFixit, a program that supposedly cleans up your registry, etc.? If you have (especially the full version), what do you think about it? There's a free demo, but if you have "more than 50 problems," you can't really see how well the program works.


Post Posted: August 19th, 2004, 5:29 am

Thanks very much. I am running NVIDIA v. dating back to 2/10/03. I'll try updating it this evening. :)

Post Posted: August 18th, 2004, 8:22 am

I'm running Windows XP with 1280 x 1024 screen resolution and everything seems fine until, for no apparent reason, it snaps down to a smaller size at 800 x 600 (i.e., filling up the middle of my screen and leaving a black border all around). I have dealt with this by going to Display in Control Pane...

Post Posted: August 18th, 2004, 8:01 am

Thanks. Fascinating fix.

Post Posted: May 8th, 2004, 7:24 am

It has never gotten to near zero, but was down to 172 at one point. I have to agree (as much as I would like to feel otherwise) that it is more serious and that I have to reformat. : (

Post Posted: May 7th, 2004, 6:43 am

NO VIRUS! Check out my answers to Stephen's list: (1) I do NOT have "plenty of space left on C" -- actually much less than a Gig. I have tried repeatedly to remove programs using Add/Delete in Control Panel and have gotten error messages such as: "Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. Thi...

Post Posted: May 6th, 2004, 1:09 pm

Thanks to both of you. It does sound like a virus, but I can't figure out how it got in. I use Systemworks and Zonealarm. In the chicken or the egg category, the first clue I got that something bad was happening was weeks ago when I couldn't run Speedisk (defrag) and it kept showing that my drive wa...

Post Posted: May 6th, 2004, 10:28 am

HELP! I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 running Windows XP. Something(s)--possibly in my registry--must have gotten corrupted because: (1) NO PROGRAMS WORK CORRECTLY; error messages or no response. Most links do not work at all. Could not add Emoticon to this message; (2) CAN'T RUN SYMANTEC SYSTEMWORKS pr...

Post Posted: February 18th, 2004, 8:21 am

As mentioned in my post, "... the connection would be lost within a minute, if not within seconds." IOW, I get on just long enough for a post or to download one or two emails before I'm disconnected. Since it hapens with both AOL and my usual ISP, I figure it's the modem settings...or something alon...

Post Posted: February 17th, 2004, 9:09 pm

I normally connect to the Internet through a cable modem, but since I am out of town and using someone else's connection (56k dial-up), I need to dial in through my Actiontec MD56ORD V92 MDC Modem. I first tried connecting using my AOL account, but the connection would be lost within a minute, if no...

Post Posted: February 12th, 2004, 11:27 am

:( When trying to run Norton Disk Doctor (part of Symantac Systemworks 2003), I get the message: "The operating system, or another process, currently has exclusive access to this drive, or some of its files....A repair can be scheduled to occur the next time you restart the system. When I re-boot an...

Post Posted: February 10th, 2004, 10:26 pm

Wow, this is one tough crowd! Hope your deflector shields are working properly. I will study the entire site in the next few days, but I must say (sorry :( ) that I agree with the suggestions...especially about the branding, which is something I know a lot about from my professional background. You ...

Post Posted: February 9th, 2004, 7:59 pm

WOW! :D Thanks for those terrific observations and great ideas! TESTIMONIALS: Today I got a letter from a violin maker who praised my products and actually wrote, "Bravo!" He'd be a good one to ask for a testimonial. I wonder if you have to give people like him something in return (not money, but a ...

Post Posted: February 9th, 2004, 1:35 pm

Spellcheck : It runs more often than it doesn't; just inconsistent and probably something on my end of the cable. An example of a "basic" word that it doesn't understand: I meant to type "participation" (without the quotes, of course), but typed "participatrion" instead. The SpellCheck said it had n...

Post Posted: February 9th, 2004, 12:16 pm

SPELLCHECK: (1) It is inconsistent; i.e., sometimes it appears when I click the button, sometimes it doesn't; (2) It seems to have a limited vocabulary. It does not recognize some basic words. :( PARTICIPATION POINTS: How does this system work? Is there a full explanation anywhere? What is the reaso...

Post Posted: February 9th, 2004, 8:08 am

Thanks, JM! :) There is wording that offers a 30-day unconditional refund. (I need to edit the wording a bit because, looking at it again, it could be interpreted to just guarantee the product's price, rather than the product itself.) I have tried to answer all possible questions in the FAQ section,...

Post Posted: February 8th, 2004, 8:15 pm

A while back, my buddy and I put together a site to help support my small business, which makes small humidifiers to keep wooden instruments from drying out, cracking, etc. It has a lot of potential, based on the orders I get from people who manage to find it. But...

Post Posted: February 8th, 2004, 7:51 pm

I certainly agree that the graphics are excellent and exciting! You can design a site for me anytime (but I couldn't afford you)! That said, even with a cable connection, it takes much too long to load. The second time around I spotted the "Skip" button and used it. It bypassed the terrific but leng...

Post Posted: February 8th, 2004, 7:21 pm

I have suddenly been unable to access the Internet from my PII desktop, running Win 98 SE. The messages I get are either that there is no connection to the server or the site (whichever I try) cannot be found. I know the connection from my cable modem is working perfectly because I removed the cable...

Post Posted: February 6th, 2004, 10:51 pm

I like what I found when I got into your site. However, the Home page and About page are bland...almost as if they are two-color. Considering that it is an art-based site--and you have terrific color work shown inside your site--why not get some real color on your Home page at least? Perhaps you can...

Post Posted: February 6th, 2004, 2:26 pm

Your site looks good. Certainly appealing upon first arrival. Two points: (1) As attractive and colorful as the home page is, it looks almost TOO bright. Perhaps the white background does it and the fact that there is so much unused space (not that the space HAS to be used...less IS more, most of th...

Post Posted: February 4th, 2004, 9:17 am

Thanks. Will give it a look next time I boot up.

Post Posted: February 3rd, 2004, 9:48 pm

:( I have run into a similar, but different problem. On my laptop, which runs Windows XP, a small Windows Installer window keeps popping up and prepares to install. Thing is, I have not had a Windows installation disk in my CD drive for about a week. So, I can't figure out why it is doing this when ...
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