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    Computers and the Web. Former Webmaster for the State of Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality: http://www.adeq.state.ar.us

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    WinXP Pro | Athlon XP 2100+ | FIC AN17 | 512mb DDR | GeForce4 Ti 4200 | Mediacom Cable
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  1. If you're not using a SCSI device I'd either disable the SCSI adapter in BIOS or remove the SCSI card... that could be causing the problem. Check if you have a scanner, sometimes they use a SCSI interface.
  2. Right-Click on the Start button & select "Properties" Then make sure you're in the "Start Menu" tab "Dot" the "Start Menu" choice Click the "Customize" button Click the "Advanced" tab Scroll down and make sure the "Enable dragging and dropping" checkbox is CHECKED If I recall correctly, this is what it takes.
  3. Since you have "directory browsing" enabled on your website, why even go through all the trouble of building the HTML page... just put the link direct to the directory like so... Browsers will build their own "clickable" links from the list, saving you absolutely tons and tons of work trying to maintain the html page. NOW... the approach I would take... I would maintain an Access database (could be mysql) of your files, and create an ASP (active server page) that would feature searches for the user instead of just listing everything... (of course the host would have to be capable of ASP pages) By the way... interesting fantasy!
  4. To prove the "DNS Theory", put in the IP direct and see if you get in: If that doesn't work, try opening a DOS window (Start/Run/Command or Start/Run/Cmd - depending on OS), then type: "tracert www.dewalt.co.uk" (without the quotes), and see where it hangs during the trace. You can also ping (in DOS window) the URL (www.dewalt.co.uk) and IP (, it should get the same results.
  5. If you are running Norton, check the Automatic Update settings... (you may have to check it in the Scheduler in the control panel) as by default it tries to run automatic update on either system startup or system login.
  6. A boot-sector virus has probably not affected your BIOS... I doubt it is fried, although it is still a possibility. What have you been using for a Virus protection product, if any? Most here recommend AVG Antivirus from http://www.grisoft.com... however, I don't know if you will be able to use it to recover your machine with at this point. What you need is a virus scan product that can boot from CD and fix your machine... Norton AntiVirus 2003 is capable of this... you can get it at Best-Buy or CompUSA for $20-30 (after rebates)... it should boot from the CD, scan your system and clean and fix the boot-sector of your hard disk as well. Since I'm a Norton user (fan??) that's what I'd do.
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    Uninstalling the McAfee firewall usually does that to a system... it doesn't uninstall correctly and leaves your system unable to connect to web sites at all... you will have to do some manual file deleting and registry editing to completely get rid of it... I've never done it myself but have read posts here on the form by others that experienced the same problem ( I wouldn't use McAffee if someone gave it to me for free!)... but I'm sure someone here like Volt can come up with links telling you what to edit/delete.
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    The 4-in-1 drivers are system, IDE (disk) and AGP (video card) drivers... sound drivers are not included in the 4-in-1, they are included in the separate A1u350b sound-driver files... this is an "all-in-one" install file that covers many different VIA chipsets, and your MVP3 chipset is on the list it
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    There's an AGP patch file that's needed for this VIA chipset running Win98... it's included in the latest VIA 4-in-1 drivers, here's the link: http://downloads.viaarena.com/drivers/4in1...n4in1446vp6.exe Here's the link to download the sound driver files: http://downloads.viaarena.com/drivers/audi...dio_A1u350b.zip
  10. From personal experience I found that some system combinations just don't seem to run PM in Windows... and their tech support won't admit they have any problems... I installed it on my previous machine and it worked perfectly; this machine it installs but won't run... just hangs the system... even after a clean install of XP and the program as the only 2 installed items on the machine... BUT it does run from the DOS disks! (I was able to get the DOS disk creation program to run from Windows)
  11. The Pitstop "readiness guide" is only a rough guide... the one to take as "gospel" is the MS tests... the same MS evaluation runs at the beginning of an XP install, and it will actually disable programs and possibly even stop the install if it sees problems you have to correct.
  12. My old machine: http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?i...ZV9GWXDMLKSPQKB Current motherboard, same machine: http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?i...4M3WWXDMLKS3CKB
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    Please... the Manufacturer and Model# of the motherboard... and the URL to the site you mentioned... I'd like to look there too...
  14. The 2d scores here at the Pit with NVidia cards do not test correctly IMHO... I have a Ti4200 card and get about 132 at best... on my motherboard with an all VIA chipset... my older slower machine with a VIA/AMD chipset and a slower NVidia video card gets about 189... with both the FutureMark (Mad Onion) benchmark versions (2000 and 2003) my new machine just blows away the old one, so I know the 2d Pitstop scores are not reporting correctly. Now I've seen Pitstop users with the NVidia motherboard chipset in combo with a NVidia video card get scores in the 3-400 range... so from my observations I feel it's a chipset related miscalculation of the 2d scores here at the Pit.
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    Tell us what make/model your motherboard is... and what chipset it has on it if you know (like VIA and chip #'s you read off the chips - usually the 2 biggest chips on the board after the processor)... and what processor, AMD #, Intel # etc... that will help us suggest your next steps.
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