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    in reply to: New members, wanna say hi? (Archive #20) #287611

    Re: New members, wanna say hi? ~~POST HERE~~

    Been quite a while since I participated in these forums. Hoping to have a little free time to contribute.

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    in reply to: Mystery #287610

    Re: Mystery

    VMAN:

    You’re showing us C: and I: are “Ken” and are the same. K: is Not.

    How can C: and I: be the same?

    @@@@@ DISCLAIMER: USE REGEDIT AT YOUR OWN PERIL @@@@@

    Look in REGEDIT at: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMMountedDevices]

    Is there a value for “DosDevicesI:” and is it the same as “DosDevicesC:” ???

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    in reply to: Lost/forgotten file password in Excel 2010/Windows 7 #287609

    Re: Lost/forgotten file password in Excel 2010/Windows 7

    R2B:

    If you’re still having issues and willing to spend $ on a solution, I suggest you find the cheesy Youtube on Excel VBA Password Recovery. This is a really low rent production using a trial screen recorder. The software being demonstrated is top notch. I’ve used it extensively. I would suggest you go for the $79 standard v. the $49 basic.

    After Office 2003, M$ finally implemented strong encryption so it’s either a brute force attack or you need someone that has built a set of “rainbow tables”. This outfit offers “instant online decryption” and the standard version gives you 1 free use of that service.

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    in reply to: Square character filename in P. Nordahl’s iso? #287608

    Re: Square character filename in P. Nordahl’s iso?

    I downloaded cd080802.zip and cd080526.zip at the “Offline NT Password & Registry Editor” site and both had the single square character file with a size of 2K. I’m guessing it’s LINUX related.

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    in reply to: Square character filename in P. Nordahl’s iso? #287607

    Re: Square character filename in P. Nordahl’s iso?

    @squire29:

    The big question for me is, “Does the software work?”

    I, too, am concerned with oddly named files.

    However, the proof of the pudding…

    As always, back up your system prior to …

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    Re: Yes I am a lazy scripter… but I need few things to be done so please help

    And you are unhappy with your CMD files in what way(s)? The results they produce or that they’re CMD files or ??? Reason I ask is so we can understand the gaps and help suggest ways to fill them.

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    Re: Yes I am a lazy scripter… but I need few things to be done so please help

    XtaZee;135328 wrote:
    rvalstar, if you search old posts you will notice that I do help people around here, but at least I’m not a schmuck, if you don’t want to help don’t but please don’t tell others not to do the same!!!

    I take it by your reflexive phrase “I’m not a schmuck” that you’re calling me one. Do look up the definition of the word. You can call me many things, a number of which will apply, but a schmuck is not one of them.

    I do want to “help”. “Help” is fundamentally an act of assistance. This means the helper assists the helpee to accomplish a task the helpee is trying to action as best the helpee can. It is difficult to assist someone that is not willing to perform even the most rudimentary level of activity to reach his / her goal. What you’ve demonstrated in this thread is the need for someone to “take care of” you much in the way a parent takes care of a helpless newborn.

    That is the issue and that was the reason for my initial response. I should have been clear in that regard and I apologize for the ambiguity in my original statement.

    Not only have you thrown a laundry list of five distinct scripting requests into one, you have demonstrated (and proclaimed) to be lazy to the point where you have done absolutely no work to help yourself reach your goal. Had you come with the results of a Google exercise and a half-baked script that needed debugging, I wouldn’t be railing you.

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    in reply to: Understanding the current financial crisis #287604

    Re: Understanding the current financial crisis

    I have to tell you I’m a little disappointed in the lot of you.

    This is probably the finest first-principles explanation on why we’re going down the drain over the next 20 +/- years. I would have expected at least a few of you to watch the first few chapters and provide a bit of commentary.

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    Re: Yes I am a lazy scripter… but I need few things to be done so please help

    I’m hopeful none of our scripting geniuses will bite on this request. You need to hire someone to do a bit of work for you. This is not a charity for lazy people.

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    in reply to: PM regarding external links #287602

    Re: PM regarding external links

    danielp;134657 wrote:
    Rick – In general – you ARE right.

    It would certainly be a lot easier to take if Sembee posted a TRUE photo ;-)

    I think Sembee had it right that he hide the URL. No doubt this is a business and we need to keep the wheels turning (unless you’re independently wealthy — pre-collapse :-(

    I was just trying to keep it honest. I still think there is a business model here Daniel needs to come to grips with (sorry about ending in a preposition).

    Experts Exchange probably isn’t the right one.

    Some talk a while back about posting for work may be a better way. I’m hoping Sembee picks up some work off this site. I would have approached him for our Exchange Server upgrade here in Qatar ‘cept his site stated he only worked in the UK — or something equivalent.

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    in reply to: PM regarding external links #287601

    Re: PM regarding external links

    Either you let everyone do it or no one. The minute you start saying “xxx is such a valued member and his work here is priceless, I think we could allow it” you are playing favorites. The language is unambiguous.

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    in reply to: 4GB RAM only 3 usable? #287600

    Re: 4GB RAM only 3 usable?

    Good posts by Nonapeptide and L4ndy.

    I have 3 machines w/ 4 GB: a non 64-bit capable HT machine w/ AGP, a dual core w/ EMT64 and PCI-X graphics, and a core-duo w/ ??? graphics.

    Here’s my take-away re: MS OS’s on all these where I’m running dual-boot WXP and W2K3 Std (both 32 bit) on the two older machines and dual boot WXP 32 bit and Vista Ultimate 64 bit (after running Vista Home Premium 32 bit) on the core-duo:

    1) MS plays games w/ memory in its 32 bit OS’s. W2K3 offers more usable memory than WXP. I’m close or at 4 GB on all machines w/ 32-bit W2K3 Std.

    2) I believe much of the issue w/ desktop OS’s is memory mapping of video. On AGP hardware, minimize the aperture window. Past that, not much you can do. Don’t know if video cards with less memory make a difference.

    3) I’m thinking some of this is a PAE issue and that W2K3 32-bit allows PAE to work as advertised (vs. WXP or 32-bit Vista on the same HW). The /3GB switch is fraught with peril so don’t think it will fix what ails you.

    4) 64 bit OS’s still have compatibility issues so beware before switching — little VPN support, etc. Vista also has a number of compatibility issues. Since I’m only running 1 Vista instance and it’s 64-bit, it’s hard to tell where the issues truly lie.

    Good luck.

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    in reply to: PM regarding external links #287599

    Re: PM regarding external links

    Andy is correct. The referrer in the URL, even for Sembee, is out of line. Playing favorites never works. Anyone with a few children will agree.

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    in reply to: magazines for newbies #287598

    Re: magazines for newbies

    Mohan:

    I’m calling you out (any number of slang meanings that all relate to someone making an example of you).

    You’ve been w/ Petri for 6 months+ (per the star by your name) yet I’m not seeing any considerable attempt at participating in the process — helping / giving. I looked at your posts and I see a lot of arguing.

    I can tell you know a thing or two or three so I challenge you to contribute and help continue to make Petri a great place to come for answers.

    I’m looking forward to your contributions.

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    in reply to: Error al intentar levantar BGP en un 7600 #287597

    Re: Error al intentar levantar BGP en un 7600

    Google Spanish to English (small edits):

    Error while trying to lift a BGP in 7600




    I wanted to lift a peer of BGP against a client and never goes to the state Established. The only difference with other client that I have raised is that in this case is against a team Alcatel and where I funcnionan are all Cisco.

    The router where I am configuring a Cisco 7600.

    The error is:

    Oct 21 18:44:22.146:% BGP-3-NOTIFICATION: neighbor190.xxx activate received from 2 / 7 (unsupported / disjoint capability) 3 bytes 830,100

    I hope that you can help me.

    Thank you

    Emanuel

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    in reply to: "windows xp startup password" #287596

    Re: "windows xp startup password"

    You sure we’re not talking about some disk encryption software that asks for a password once the driver loads?

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    in reply to: boot loop #287595

    Re: boot loop

    If you put the drive back in the original machine the way it was (primary master or whatever) and then try the “repair install” per the links in one of my earlier posts (since the drive is backed up), it should get the MBR and boot loader set back properly.

    Best of luck.

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    Re: Remote connect to another family member computer across town.

    Stonelaughter;124809 wrote:

    Jumping on this incredibly long thread late in the game because it’s sooooo long and y’all continue to missssssss the obvious solution Stonelaughter pointed out right from the start.

    LogMeIn is an awesome solution for the OPs situation.

    I use it extensively to remote to my extended family’s PCs as well as log on to my home PCs while I’m at work.

    It gets arounds most every router / firewall / proxy issue you can think of and it’s secure and it’s free (if you install it correctly).

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    in reply to: boot loop #287593

    Re: boot loop

    Do you have legit media for the OS (not a re-image disk / partition from the OEM) and was it used to install the OS originally? If so, a repair install (vs. the repair console) may be for you (after a complete backup).

    Search this site for “repair install” and you’ll find a few threads that may help.

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    in reply to: "windows xp startup password" #287592

    Re: "windows xp startup password"

    Just a CYA (Cover your arse) disclaimer as I never know who I’m dealing with and last thing I want is a non-IT type in the BIOS setup mucking up things.

    So this password request comes after you see the Windows XP banner and before you’re asked for ctrl-alt-del?

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    in reply to: Regarding P to V, #287591

    Re: Regarding P to V,

    Did you try http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=newsid+64+bit ???

    First hit looks promising.

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    in reply to: "windows xp startup password" #287590

    Re: "windows xp startup password"

    abhinandanjuyal;129526 wrote:
    ive already disabled that,,
    but it changed to classic logon…
    nothing else happened..
    i m talking about the first password which doesnt require a username….

    Are you thinking of a password set at the BIOS level? What kind of machine / BIOS do you have? DEL, F1, F2, F10 are common keys to put you in the BIOS during the “post” (pre-boot) process.

    Please ask for help from an IT professional if this doesn’t make 100% sense to you.

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    in reply to: Regarding P to V, #287589

    Re: Regarding P to V,

    handy1994;129464 wrote:
    Maish,

    Is it correct to say that the SID does not have to be changed on a P 2 V? What if the physical and virtaul machines were both kept on within a producton network(changing name and Ip of course)?

    Dup SIDs cause all kinds of problems. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897418.aspx for a nice utility to remedy plus a discussion of the issues.

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    in reply to: when i logon to windows XP it immediately logs me back out #287588

    Re: when i logon to windows XP it immediately logs me back out

    Tom:

    You can try a repair install (not the repair console) if you have original media rather than the scorched earth disks most vendors provide, if at all.

    Check out this site if that’s your fancy:

    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

    I’ve had good luck with this when I upgrade motherboards, etc. in keeping my complex installations whole. Your mileage may vary.

    Your machine’s behavior reminds me of a Windows Mount Manager problem resulting from rearranging your partitions using Ghost or Acronis images where what the registry has recorded as C: is not there and the system boots to the correct partition but looks for all the files in whatever now maps as C:

    You’re obviously more than a typical XP Home user. You didn’t muck with the disks / partitions — installing new, bigger hard drives — did you?

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    in reply to: Files modified on boot #287587

    Re: Files modified on boot

    Since you have the drive mounted as a slave on another machine, open the event viewer files on that drive:

    ?:WINDOWSsystem32config*.evt

    Run event Viewer on the “master” PC (eventvwr.exe), right-click on “Event Viewer (Local)” and “Open Log file”. Browse to the slave drive and directory mentioned above and open AppEvent.evt, SecEvent.evt, and SysEvent.evt and have a look around.

    It should give you some indication of what happened last on that PC.

    The timestamp on pagefile.sys “may” be when the machine last booted up or it could also indicate the shutdown time if a graceful shutdown. I don’t have time to test the latter. “eventlog” as the source in SysEvent.evt will tell you the same thing.

    With a startup date you could do a search in windows explorer for all files modified on or after that date (can’t specify time).

    If the user logged out normally, ntuser.dat will reflect the logout time. If they crashed the machine, it may indicate login time. Compare w/ ntuser.dat.log. It is usually up-to-date during a session. So if the 2 files have different timestamps, ntuser.dat may indicate login time.

    Best of luck.

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    in reply to: Server Crash, in a bad way. #287586

    Re: Server Crash, in a bad way.

    Brilliant thread. Sorry all wasn’t successful for the OP. Still, brilliant in it’s near IM quality and the level of input.

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    in reply to: DNS issue #287585

    Re: DNS issue

    Dumber;118040 wrote:
    Dude,

    I really liked the “Dude” — it is so non-Nederlands.

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    in reply to: Time to bring up that mod question again #287584

    Re: Time to bring up that mod question again

    I’m obviously ineffective — my apologies. It always comes down to Jerry McQuire, doesn’t it?

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    in reply to: Setting up RAID 1 on windows XP #287583

    Re: Setting up RAID 1 on windows XP

    Yantra:

    Know your machine.

    Per http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/pscmisc/vac/us/en/sm/workstations/xw6400.pdf this workstation is capable of RAID1:

    “Integrated quad channel SATA 3 Gb/s controller with RAID 0 or 1 capability”

    I’m not familiar with the Intel 5000X chipset so I can’t comment on whether this is an ICHnR set up or ???

    There seems sufficient chatter on: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hp+xw6400+raid

    to warrant further investigation.

    Do let us know what you find.

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    in reply to: hangs during boot, XP #287582

    Re: hangs during boot, XP

    swixtt;115180 wrote:
    since we’ve changed to a windows 2003 and new workstation.

    Changed from what? I take it this a W2K3 DC? How does the “new workstation” bit fit in? Login was fine “before”?

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