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Under User Interface:
Disable AeroMake menu bars and window frames opaque instead of translucentDo not animate windows when minimizing and maximizingSlow the window animations when holding Shift keyDisable 3D Window SwitchingAdd context menu to activate Flip 3DTurn off Aero PeekTurn off Aero SnapTurn off Aero Shake
Under Visual Effects:
Hide window contents while draggingDo not drop shadows under icons on the desktopDo not use translucent selection rectangleShow Windows version in the desktop bottom right cornerSelect how you want the arrows displayed on shortcuts
Under Animation:
Do not allow window animationDo not use smooth scrolling for list boxesDo not animate drop-down listsSelect tooltip animation types
Menu:
Do not use menu fading animation effectsHide shadows under menusHide underlined letters for keybaord navigation until ALT is pressedMenu animation effects optionsDelay before displaying submenus (in milliseconds!)Full font smoothing optionsExtended ClearType and Standard font smoothing options
Start Menu:
Hide "Log Off" from the Start MenuHide the "Run itemHide "Set Program Access And Defaults" ("Default Programs" in Vista)Hide the "Help and Support" itemHide the "All Programs" menuHide "Administrative Tools"Hide the list of frequently used programsHide the list of pinned programsHide the "See more results" link
Under Folder options determine whether to hide individual items, show them as a link, or show them as a menu easily

Effects:
Do not highlight recently installed programsDo not show partially installed programs in grayDo not sort the "All Programs" menu by nameDisable the context menu and drag itemsDisable the "Start" button tooltipExpand menu when you hover the mouse pointer over an itemEnable small icons in the Start menu
Taskbar:
Show notification areaDo not display tooltips in the notification areaDo not hide unused icons in the notification areaDo not display the network activity icon in the notification areaDo not display the sound settings icon in the notification areaDo not display the battery icon in the notifications areaAuto-hide taskbarDo not slide taskbar buttonsAllow moving or rearranging taskbar itemsGroup similar buttons: Do not group, Group when full, Always group and hide tagsButtons: Configure advanced settings for taskbar application buttons
Explorer:
Show hidden filesShow file extensionsuse Windows classic foldersDisplay checkboxes to help select multiple filesAlways show the menu bar in Windows ExplorerDisable file and folder pop-up descriptionsDisplay folder size in the folder tooltip
Thumbnails:
Disable thumbnail cache creationDo not display thumbnails in network foldersThumbnail quality - 0-100%Thumbnail size in pixelsShow address bar folder path autocompleteShow address bar folder path autosuggestShow address bar maximized as a drop-down listInclude variable "PATH" into search pathDisable automatic replacement of a blackslash to a forward slash
Context Menu:
Show "Open Command Prompt"Show "Send To"Show "Copy to Folder..."Show "Move to Folder..."Show "Run as administrator"Show "Take ownership"Show "Search..."
Options:
Restore open Explorer windows when you restartDisable CD burning functions in Windows ExplorerRun Desktop and Explorer tasks as seperate processesRun each Explorer window as a seperate processAutomatically restart the shell if a shell error occursDisable the option to search the Internet when you open a file with unknown extension
Explorer items:
Display encrypted and compressed files and folders in a different colorDrive letter is displayed after disk labelDrive letter is displayed before disk labelDrive letter is displayed before disk label for network driveDrive letter is not displayed!
Autoplay:

Disable autorun for:
Removable drives (Floppy, flash-drive, etc)Non-removable drives (hard disk, etc)Optical disk drives (CD, DVD, etc)Temporary memory disk (RAM-disk)Network drivesUnknown drive types
Command Prompt:
Enable advanced modeEnable delayed expansion of environmental variablesEnable quick editingFile names autocomplete hotkeyFolder names autocomplete hotkey
System Security:
Disable User Acount ControlSet all UAC options including advanced options only found in registry
Privacy Policy:
Wipe page file on computer shutdownClear the "Recent documents" list on logoffDo not create the "Recent Documents" listDo not store your logon password on the diskDisable hidden sharesDisable user trackingEnable encrypt/decrypt options in ExplorerDisable Faster User Switching
For anonymous users:
Access is allowed with the default settingsTransfer of accounts and SAM names is prohibitedAccess is denied if permits are not specified
Windows Defender:
Disable Windows DefenderDisable heuristic scanningDisable archive scansDisable removable media scansDisable e-mail scansDisable real-time protectionDisable real-time protection promptsDisable downloads checkupDisable executable files checkupDisable definition updates through alternate download locationsCheck for new signatures before scheduled scansDo not log unknown detectionsDo not log known good detections
Startup and Shutdown:
Disable Windows startup soundDisable parsing AUTOEXEC.BATDisplay information about previous logons during user logonDisable Ctrl-Alt-Del before logonRun logon scripts simultaneouslyOptimize system files placement on the diskSpecify time to wait before running Check Disk (chkdsK) in seconds
Event Logging:
Do not log any eventsLog standard events onlyLog all startup and shutdown events
Legal Notice:
Write any legal notice you want during startup of Microsoft Windows
Automatic login:
Use autologin and set credentials, including username, password, and domain
System:

OEM Info:

Configure Windows OEM attributes, such as the manufacturer's logo and support information that appears in the System Properties window.

This includes:
ManufacturerModelSupport URLWorking HoursPhone120x120 pixel logo
Application Start:
Disable "Program Compatibility Assistant"Disable "Program Compatibility Wizard"Disable running 16-bit applicationsRun 16-bit programs as a separate processAdd checkbox "Run in seperate memory space" for 16-bit applications
Error Handling:
Disable sound when errors occurAutomatic restart in case of a critical errorSend error reportsShow error notification in windowDon't save reports on your computerDon't send additional information in a reportDon't write error information into system log
If an error occurs:
Ask user consent to send a reportAutomatically include only basic information in the reportAutomatically include all but personal data in the reportAutomatically include all data in the report
Internet Explorer:

Interface:
Disable visual-styled controls in Internet Explorer pagesDisable page transitionsDisable Clear Type fontsDisable smooth scrollingDisable autoamtic updatesAlways show menusDo not show extended error messagesDo not show the welcome text for new opened tabsDo not show warning messages when closing tabsDo not send bug reports via the InternetAlways ask before downloading filesPlace the menu above the address bar
Behavior:
Let Internet Explorer decide how pop-ups should openAlways open pop-ups in a new windowAlways open pop-ups in a new tab
Specify how Internet Explorer displays a web page when it's launched from another program:
Opens in a new windowOpens in a new tab in the current windowOpens in the current tab or window
Connections
Speed up web browsing in IE by using more concurrent Internet connectionsIncludes anywhere from 1-20 connections (Default is 4)
Options:
Default file download directoryHome PageCaption string that is displayed after the page title
Microsoft Office:
Do not track document editing timeBlock updates from the Office Update SiteDisable Customer Experience Improvement programDisable error reportingDisable logging Microsoft Office activityDisable Office DiagnosticsDisable clipboard dialog boxPrevent Office Help from resizing the application window
Microsoft Word:
Do not check spelling as you typeDo not check grammar as you typeDo not use background printingDo not auto-save background printingDo not auto-save documents in the backgroundDo not use translucent selectionDo not check if MS Word is the default HTML editor
Microsoft Excel:
Show Formula bar in Full ViewCache spreadsheetsCache PivotTable reportsUndo steps: Set from 0 to 100
Software tweaks (The ones we can see so far)

Skype:
Disable file transferDisable loading language filesDisable publishing Skype status on the WebDisable Skype Public APIDisable checking for updatesDisable listening for TCP connectionsDisable UDP communications
Windows Media Player
Disable auto-updatesDisable automatic codec downloadsDisable Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM)Disable video smoothingDisable CD and DVD Media information retrievalDisable music file media information retrievalDisable media file sharingDisable script handling in media filesHide the "Privacy" tab in the settingsHide the "Security" tab in the settingsHide the "Network" tab in the settings
Adobe Reader:
Disable splash screenDisplay PDF in the browser windowDisable Purchase Acrobat item in the menu
Firefox:
Disable link prefetchingDo not reduce memory when minimizedDo not download favorite icons (favicons)Disable blinking elementsForce frames to be reesizableUse old style for opening tabsShow all images / Block all images / Load images from the requird site only and block images from othersClose Tab Button full range of optionsHow long Firefox waits for the web page data before it displays the page (From 0 to 1 sec)
System Information includes everything:
OverviewGeneralHardwareCPUMotherbaordMemory ModulesVideoStorageIO DevicesInput DevicesModemsNetwork AdaptersResourcesProblem DevicesOperating SystemProgramsNetworkApplication ErrorsDevice ManagerMemory UsagePerformance
Tasks show Applications, processes, services, and locked files. You can unlock locked files, change the status of services, end processes, and modify application data.

Auslogics Disk Explorer will show what folders are taking up the most space and allow you to delete empty folders on your system.

File Recovery allows you to undelete files.

Speed Up Internet includes:
Automatic tuningAuto HeuristicsDefault TTLGlobal Max TCP WindowMax MTUTCP Window SizeMax Connections Per 1_0 ServerMax Simultaneous HTTP ConnectionsFirefox Max ConnectionsFirefix Max Connections Per Server
TCP/IP
1323 OptsACK FrequencyARP Cache LifeARP Cache Min Reference LifeARP Cache SizeAuto HeuristicsAuto TuningCongestion ControlDefault TTLDel ACK TicksDisable Task OffloadECN CapabilityEnable PMTU BH DetectEnable PMTU DiscoveryFin Wait DelayGlobal Max TCP Window SizeInitial RTTIPv6 over IPv4Keep Alive InternalKeep Alive TimeMax Connect RetriesMax Data RetransmissionsMax Dup ACKsMax MTUNum ConnectionsReceive-side ScalingSACK EnabledTCP Window SizeSYN Attack ProtectTimed Wait DelayUse RFC1122 Urgent Pointer
Winsock:
Default Receive WindowDefault Send WindowLarge Buffer SizeMedium Buffer SizeNon Blocking Send Special bufferingSmall Buffer SizeTransmit Worker
Workstation:
Request Buffer SizeUse Raw ReadUse Raw WriteUse Write Raw Data
Dns Cache:
Adapter Timeout TimeHash Table Bucket SizeHash Table SizeMax Entry TTL LimitMax SOA Entry TTL LimitNegative SOA TimeNegative TimeNet Failure Time
Internet Explorer:
DNS Cache EnabledDNS Cache TimeoutKeepAlive TimeoutMax Connections Per 1_0 ServerMax Connections Per ServerReceive TimeoutServer Info TimeoutSocket Receive Buffer LengthSocket Send Buffer LengthTCP Autotuning
Firefox:
Disable IPv6DNS Cache EntriesDNS Cache ExpirationHTTP Connect TimeoutKeepAlive TimeoutMax ConnectionsMax Connections Per ServerMax Persistent Connections Per ServerMax Persistent Connections Per ProxyPipeliningPipelining Max RequestsPrefetch NextProxy PipeliningUse KeepAliveUsing Proxy KeepAlive
(Auto-optimization is based on Over 1Mbps / 1Mbps or lower (default that Windows assumes) / or 128kbps or lower)

The built-in System Advisor determines (THESE ARE JUST SOME):
Can the Internet connection be optimized?Is the registry fragmented?Can Windows shutdown be sped up?Can incorrect drivers be updated? (It updates them in Auslogics Device Manager)
Quick Tasks allow you to:
Erase browser historyErase Windows historyCleanupt emporary filesOptimize memory
Privacy allows you to shred files and wippe entire disks.

Let's check that one again:
Disk MaintenanceFree Up SpaceRemove DuplicatesExplore diskDisk cleanupDisk defragmentDisk repairSoftware ControlSystem TweaksService OptimizationDisaster RecoveryFile RecoveryRescue CenterRegistry MaintenanceRegistry RepairRegistry DefragmentSystem StatusSystem InformationSystem TasksSystem ServicesLocked FilesComputer PrivacyErase Computer HistoryShred FilesWipe disksSpeed Up InternetInternet OptimizationMemory Optimization
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Their previous freeware products have been used regularly by IT professionals, but this product includes absolutely everything. There is nothing missing in this program, and updates are absolutely frequent. It is the one application I would recommend to every member of Windows7Forums.com without hesitation. Even if you do not know what these settings mean, this program will optimize and repair your system without any doubt. Today, there are so many programs that "claim" to do this and do that. When we saw Auslogics offering a commercial solution I had to start offering it on my website after I saw what it could do. I had to make a video about it. I had to find a way to provide a discount to members.

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Hello,

I am not able to open files that were originally saved onto the desktop of a
previous Windows installation. Trying to open any file whether it be a JPEG,
windows media, or a text file, result in the standard registered application
(i.e. Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, and Notepad) display that the
file not viewable.

Internet Explorer just shows an "X" image placeholder for the JPEG image.
Windows Media Player pops out an error dialog box saying "The file you are
attempting to play has an extension that does not match the file format.
Playing the file may result in unexpected behavior." Notepad just displays
an empty text file, although there seems to be tons of spaces where I assume
the original text should have been.

I originally had a Windows XP Professional installation with Service Pack 2
and opt to reformat my whole hard drive and reinstall Windows XP Profession
with Service Pack 1. Before the reformat, I moved all my data files into a
different hard drive for safekeeping. I had many files stored in folders
located on the desktop and moved those also. After the reinstall, I moved
all my files back to their original locations, reinstalled the rest of my
applications, and applied all the Windows XP hot fixes, making sure that I
didn't install Service Pack 2.

What I then found out is that almost the files that were originally on the
prior installation's Windows desktop couldn't be opened. This also includes
the My Documents folder. I had relatively success opening text files still,
having them containing the original text. I am able to open all files
originally stored in other directories (i.e. C:TEMP) and hard drives.

I created the same user accounts with the same permissions (Computer
Administrator). All the hard disks were formatted in NTFS and using the
basic disk instead of dynamic disk. I thought this would have been a
security issue, so I disabled simple file sharing, and made sure to set the
owners of the folders to the current user. That didn't help out. I tried
copying some of the files to a floppy drive (FAT format) hoping that some
security specific data would be lost. I wasn't able to open the files from
the floppy drive either. I also tried copying the files over the network to
another computer but I still wasn't able to view the files from the other
computer.

Can you guys please help me out? The computer is use by my whole family and
we have many documents for school, work, and personal projects that I don't
want to be gone. I believe that I'm a computer savvy person, currently
working as a software engineer and worked in the IT field in my high school
years. Opening the non-viewable files in a hex editor on a second computer
showed me all data as zero bytes. So this problem stumps me. I always
reinstall Windows 9x/ME/2k occasionally but this is the second time that I
reinstalled XP. The first time, done months ago, exhibited the same problem
only on one folder and I attributed it to a sister incorrectly saving files.

Thank you in advance,
Marcus Grant




Hi, I'm a fairly experienced Macintosh user, but new to the Windows world.

I routinely back up the Macintosh's internal hard drive, using a very simple procedure. I have an external fireware hard drive, at least twice as large as the amount of data I store on my internal hard drive. I drag the internal hard disk icon to the exter
nal hard disk, it copies in about fifteen minutes, nice and simple, and I'm done. If my internal hard disk ever dies or gets corrupted, I will reformat it or replace it, and copy the entire backup to the new internal hard disk. I've done it before. It work
s perfectly. This was with OS 7, 8 and 9. I assume it works just as well with OS X, though I haven't tried it.

I'd like to be able to back up my new Windows XP laptop the same way. I'll get a separate external hard drive just for that purpose. The laptop has a four pin fireWire port and USB 2 ports, so I assume either type of drive can be used.

My question: I'm getting the impression that Windowws XP will not allow me to back up and restore my internal hard disk in this manner. True?

My impression is that XP will only allow me to back up documents this way, and maybe restore points. All applications and other non-document items must be reinstalled. Is this correct?

What particularly troubles me is that my machine did not ship with an Windows XP installation CD, and the manufacturer will not provide me with one. The manufacturer has installed a "restore" uttility on the internal hard disk. However, if the whole intern
al hard disk dies an ugly death, or my machine is stolen or severely damaged, I'm pretty much out of luck.

Reinstalling a large number of complex applications, etc., can be a huge hassle, too.

If I've understood correctly, so far, my next conclusion is that I must buy third party software to back up my WP internal hard disk in the way I am accustomed to doing. True?

I've looked over the various third party XP backup products. There are surprisingly few. I'm starting to doubt that they will allow me to backup and restore my internal hard disk in the way I'm accustomed to. True?

It looks like the way to do what I want to do is to get software that will store an image of my every bit on internal hard disk, including the unused portions, to an external hard disk. True?

If I replace or reformat my internal hard disk, will my laptop boot from a drive image stored on an external hard disk, via FireWire or USB? If so, will XP allow me to copy the saved image back to the internal hard disk, and then continue using the laptop
as usual, without any problems?

I'm sorry to be so tedious. I have this bad feeling I've misunderstood something pretty basic. I've tried to read the instructions, but I'm just getting more confused!

Thanks in advance,

Tim Miller




I have a Compaq peserio. I was doing a user backup through the utility CD
provided by Compaq (and i believe it was creating a partition to backup the
data) and for some resason the power shut down. I restarted the system but
ever since i am not able to run the windows. It only shows a black window
with options like safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, Normal windows
etc...i tried all of them but system does not run in safe mode nor does it go
to the command prompt. Everytime i use any of the option it comes back to the
same screen. I also tried making the hard drive slave with another system. I
recognises my 40 GB hard drive...but it only shows me one partition with 7 GB
with none of my personal data in it.

I could reformat the disk but i want to get the data. Could anyone suggest
what could have happened and what could be the resolution.

Thanks
--
Ajit




My family's XP workstation running Windows XP workstation with a 75GB hard
drive, and 512MB of RAM running at 1.91 ghz is down. Well the computer boots
but it cannot access the Internet. We live in a rural area and are using
dialup. We usually can connect at about 50K or around there.

Everytime we connect we try and load a webpage we get the "Page cannot be
displayed message." It does this on every website we try to access. I already
called our ISP and they say our settings are fine. What I did to resolve this
problem was the following.

1) Ran Norton Anti Virus and it found 8 viruses which it removed
2) Ran Norton System Works Win Doctor and it fixed many problems
3) Ran Webroot SpySweeper and it found over 3,000 traces of spyware. They
were all cleaned.
4) To the failure of all the problems above I tried a System Restore to a
date
when the Internet was working which was 2 days ago, but the restore failed and
said that nothintg has been changed since that date. I then tried a restore
to
a week ago and receieved the same message. Personally I think that the built
in restore system is a joke compared to some third party tools.

Just a note just know as I was composing this message on my Windows CE device.

On the desktop the Norton System works icon in the menu below just vanished I
opened the application and the enable auto protect tab is disabled under the
NAV options. So I enabled it and clicked back and it was disabled aagin. Do
you think this could be part of the problem? Perhaps there is a virus that
can
only be removed from a boot disk? On this machine we have not created boot
disks. However on my Windows 98 laptop I have createsd floppy disk boot sets
for fixing virus problems that get below the os. Perhaps this should also be
done on this XP station. I am looking and I do not see the option for
creating
boot disks with Norton System Works 2004.

Thanks...

John




My family's XP workstation running Windows XP workstation with a 75GB hard
drive, and 512MB of RAM running at 1.91 ghz is down. Well the computer boots
but it cannot access the Internet. We live in a rural area and are using
dialup. We usually can connect at about 50K or around there.

Everytime we connect we try and load a webpage we get the "Page cannot be
displayed message." It does this on every website we try to access. I already
called our ISP and they say our settings are fine. What I did to resolve this
problem was the following.

1) Ran Norton Anti Virus and it found 8 viruses which it removed
2) Ran Norton System Works Win Doctor and it fixed many problems
3) Ran Webroot SpySweeper and it found over 3,000 traces of spyware. They
were all cleaned.
4) To the failure of all the problems above I tried a System Restore to a date
when the Internet was working which was 2 days ago, but the restore failed and
said that nothintg has been changed since that date. I then tried a restore to
a week ago and receieved the same message. Personally I think that the built
in restore system is a joke compared to some third party tools.

Just a note just know as I was composing this message on my Windows CE device.
On the desktop the Norton System works icon in the menu below just vanished I
opened the application and the enable auto protect tab is disabled under the
NAV options. So I enabled it and clicked back and it was disabled aagin. Do
you think this could be part of the problem? Perhaps there is a virus that can
only be removed from a boot disk? On this machine we have not created boot
disks. However on my Windows 98 laptop I have createsd floppy disk boot sets
for fixing virus problems that get below the os. Perhaps this should also be
done on this XP station. I am looking and I do not see the option for creating
boot disks with Norton System Works 2004.

Thanks...

John




What happens when you select the WinXP option?

wrote in message
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Dear experts,

I have succeed at this before, but I am really stumped
now, so I hope that someone will be able to tell me
the secret to fix this.

Computer:
Dell 4550. XP Professional.
Dual hard drives.
Primary, C: XP only 80 gigs.
Secondary. For Redhat 2.1 120 gigs
First partition is extended, then logical /boot

Now here is something important. When I bought this
machine, the primary/only hard drive had two
partitions in it. The first partition had no drive
letter assigned and was about 30 megs. It had hardware
diagnosis software, etc on it. The second partition was
the C: drive. 80 gigs. I was able to get this to
dual boot with grub, by overwriting the MBR. That
actually worked quite well.

However, since then, the main hard drive self-destructed.
I had this replaced, and have since installed windows
on this drive. The interesting thing was that it
was not possible to create the 30 meg partition, and
still get Windows to ignore it. If I put the Windows
install on the large partition, it was labelled d:

NOw, I have tried a number of things to get Redhat to
install and dual boot. And still no luck.

MBR:
Using the previously successful MBR method:
- when booting, produced the word: GRUB in the top
left hand corner and the machine completely hung.
This happened for both Suse, and for Redhat installations.

Using the boot.ini method:
- used this command:
dd if=/dev/hdb5 of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin bs=512 count=1

copied the file linux.bin to c:

- when the machine boots, it gives me the choice of
XP, or Linux.
- when I choose linux, the machine then reboots from
scratch, and then gives me the same choice.
- an infinite loop.
- it should go into the grub menu.

Does anyone know how to get the dual boot to work?
What is the secret please?

I'll include some files and output he

boot.ini:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect
c:linux.bin="Redhat Linux"

df -k

Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb6 5162796 135664 4764876 3% /
/dev/hdb5 101089 13364 82506 14% /boot
/dev/hdb8 5162796 32828 4867712 1% /home
/dev/hdb9 5162796 164200 4736340 4% /opt
/dev/hdb13 10325748 32828 9768400 1% /oracle
/dev/hdb14 11266328 32828 10661188 1% /oradata
none 385024 0 385024 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hdb12 5162796 33536 4867004 1% /tmp
/dev/hdb10 10325748 1358136 8443092 14% /usr
/dev/hdb11 5162796 60248 4840292 2% /var
/dev/fd0 1423 10 1414 1% /mnt/floppy

file LIsting of /boot

total 9007
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5824 Jun 24 2001 boot.b
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Nov 30 22:50 boot.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 612 Jun 24 2001 chain.b
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Nov 30 17:30 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 125307 Nov 30 17:03
initrd-2.4.9-e.3.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 123149 Nov 30 17:02
initrd-2.4.9-e.3smp.img
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Nov 30 17:02 kernel.h -
kernel.h-2.4.9
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 405 Nov 30 17:02 kernel.h-2.4.9
drwx------ 2 root root 12288 Nov 30 16:54 lost+found
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23108 Jun 24 2001 message
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 Nov 30 17:03 module-info -
module-info-2.4.9-e.3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13599 May 3 2002
module-info-2.4.9-e.3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13599 May 3 2002
module-info-2.4.9-e.3smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 640 Jun 24 2001 os2_d.b
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Nov 30 17:03 System.map -
System.map-2.4.9-e.3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 444721 May 3 2002
System.map-2.4.9-e.3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 466091 May 3 2002
System.map-2.4.9-e.3smp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2767809 May 3 2002
vmlinux-2.4.9-e.3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3097034 May 3 2002
vmlinux-2.4.9-e.3smp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Nov 30 17:03 vmlinuz -
vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 997736 May 3 2002
vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1073371 May 3 2002
vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.3smp

file listing of /boot/grub

total 239
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 82 Nov 30 17:30 device.map
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10848 Nov 30 17:30 e2fs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9744 Nov 30 17:30 fat_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8864 Nov 30 17:30 ffs_stage1_5
-rw------- 1 root root 738 Nov 30 17:30 grub.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Nov 30 17:30 menu.lst -
./grub.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9248 Nov 30 17:30 minix_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12512 Nov 30 17:30
reiserfs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 54044 Sep 5 2001 splash.xpm.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 Nov 30 17:30 stage1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 120000 Nov 30 17:30 stage2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8512 Nov 30 17:30
vstafs_stage1_5

grub.conf: (- although, it ever gets this far)

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd1,4)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdb6
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hdb5
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd1,4)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux Advanced Server (2.4.9-e.3smp)
root (hd1,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.3smp ro root=/dev/hdb6 hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.3smp.img
title Red Hat Linux Advanced Server-up (2.4.9-e.3)
root (hd1,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.3 ro root=/dev/hdb6 hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.3.img




I have a new P4 computer with Win XP home edition, lots of RAM and
hard drive space and a CD burner. I have a few basic questions about
burning CD's

1. Are CD-R's always recorded as "read only"?

2. Are CR-RW's recordable as "read only" and/or "non read only"?

3. Am I correct in assuming that in order to record/manipulate data in
conjunction with CD-R's and CD-RW's I should use a 3rd party software?

If the answer to # 3 is yes what is a good piece of software?

My basic problem is being able to move ( by burning a CD) my jpg's to
CD and then later delete and/or move the jpg's back to the hard drive.
The "read only" file will not let me delete or move them. I can only
copy them back to the hard drive.

It seemd to me that I did not have this problem on my old computer.

I know these are basic things to most people but any inputs would be
appreciated.

TIA Loring H




Ok, i'll try to make this as comprehensive as possible.

System:
Thermaltake VA3000 Dream Tower Black VA3400BWA ATX Case

OCZ OCZ520ADJ ATX 520W Power Supply 100-120V AC/200-240V AC TUV, UL, CSA,
CE, CB, FCC – Retail (ditched the 400w that came with the case, it’s a 20pin
ATX and I needed a 24 pin)

NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Black w/ Software, Model ND-3520A, OEM

3x Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD740GD, OEM
Drive Only, in RAID 5 setup

OCZ Dual Channel Platinum, 184-Pin 2GB(1GBx2) DDR PC-3200 -Retail

DFI "LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR" NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset Motherboard For AMD
Socket 939 CPU

AMD Athlon 64 FX-55, 1MB L2 Cache, 64-bit Socket 939 Processor - OEM

Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Service Pack 2 -OEM

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" OEM

2x XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, Dual
DVI/TV-Out, PCI-E, Model "PVT45GUD" -RETAIL

ZALMAN Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 775/478/754/939/940, Model "CNPS7700-CU"
–RETAIL

Problem:
Every 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours the system crashes. Either it reboots, freezes,
blue screens, you name it. The errors are listed below.

Tests run:
I have used Burn in test from Passmark and the computer always passes fine
(trial only runs for 15 mins). I have also booted from a CD Memtest and run
many tests on the memory. All pass fine. When the system is running, up until
it crashes, I can find no issues, problems or other demons. It is not
overclocked. I have tried different drivers from Nvidia and now use Guru3d’s
latest.

Follow ups (from posts in other boards)
So Nvidia IDE, SW, and audio drivers removed, still have the same issue.

Some have suggested it may be a RAID 5 issue with the OS and the paging
file. Any comments on this? Gonna try one HD and no raid tonight. I have a
suspicious feeling it’s got to be a software issue. Either driver or OS. I
have removed the Nvidia IDE and SW drivers but still have the same issue. 5
tech boards and all my geek friends and we’re all still perplexed. It sucks
to have an uncommon issue...

Ok, I know it's not heat. I had a fan blowing into the system. When the
computer crashed (at 1 1/2 hour) the Vid card was at 64C, Northbridge at 48C,
CPU 42C. Memory was cool to the touch. Heck, I was two feet away and freezing.

I am currently (like, right at the moment) running prime95's extreme test or
whatever it's called to stress the CPU, Cache and Memory. The CPU is up to
52C (highest it's ever been), the memory is warm, and I can feel the heat of
the air comming out of the case. Again, it can't be a heat issue or it would
of crashed by now (this is probably the hottest it's ever been).

A techie I work with said he had regular issues when the bios would drop his
HDs into power save mode. It would happen if they weren't accessed for 20
mins then if they came back on the system was unstable and would crash. I
have all the power save options in the bios disabled and in windows they're
all on "never". Even the screen saver is off. He also said since it is
religiously every 1 1/2hours then there has to be some program that kicks on
at 1 1/2 hours and creates a memory/disk paging or allocation/conflict error
(hence, BSOD). What the hell could that be? I have norton and windows auto
updates off, and anything else I can think of off. Is there somewhere I can
go and post all the stuff that's running so you guys can look it over
(msconfig maybe?)

Prime said if your power supply was inefficent the voltages should drop when
you start the test. Needless to say, they are rock solid. Let me give you
what Hmonitor shows as the voltages:

+12v = +12.03v
+5v = +4.89v
Core = +1.46v
I/O = +3.31v (this is the 3.3v rail)
Aux (what is this?) = +1.17v

Just keeping everyone up to date so we can figure this out.

And FYI, Prime has been going for 30 some odd minutes and has passed Self
Test: Test 1-4, 1024k; Test 1-5 8k; Test 1-5, 10k; and is currently running
test 2 of the 896k.

ERRORS:
Error Log
Date - Time Source Description
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87dd06e8, parameter3 87dd085c, parameter4 805c7478.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Cdrom The device, DeviceCdRom0, has a bad block.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87dd06e8, parameter3 87dd085c, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 0000007a, parameter1
e2689c08, parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 bf978da6, parameter4 0db04860.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 0000007a, parameter1
e2844918, parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 bf91a736, parameter4 50547860.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 89983458, parameter3 899835cc, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87d606e8, parameter3 87d6085c, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87d296e8, parameter3 87d2985c, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 0000007a, parameter1
c05d3260, parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 ba64c7c8, parameter4 306ed860.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 8999d520, parameter3 8999d694, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87d8f6e8, parameter3 87d8f85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 00000077, parameter1
c000009d, parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00a9a000.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 8996c810, parameter3 8996c984, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 00000077, parameter1
c000009d, parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00aa1000.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87dea6e8, parameter3 87dea85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 0000007a, parameter1
e212fc08, parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 bf978da6, parameter4 764a8860.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 896c0da0, parameter3 896c0f14, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 8995fda0, parameter3 8995ff14, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 05, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 89816738, parameter3 898168ac, parameter4 805c7478.
Saturday, May 07, 2005 System Error Error code 00000077, parameter1
c000009d, parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 009e1000.
Saturday, May 07, 2005 Dhcp Your computer has lost the lease to its IP
address 192.168.100.10 on the Network Card with network address 000129F587A2.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 00000077, parameter1 c000009d,
parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00a43000.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 89708020, parameter3 89708194, parameter4 805c7478.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 8982cc60, parameter3 8982cdd4, parameter4 805c7478.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 00000077, parameter1 c000009d,
parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00bf4000.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87cb4cf8, parameter3 87cb4e6c, parameter4 805c7478.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 899c8d78, parameter3 899c8eec, parameter4 805c7478.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87cec6e8, parameter3 87cec85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 00000077, parameter1 c000009d,
parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00ac9000.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87d176e8, parameter3 87d1785c, parameter4 805c7478.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 898126d0, parameter3 89812844, parameter4 805c7478.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 89688408, parameter3 8968857c, parameter4 805c7478.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87dcb6e8, parameter3 87dcb85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Sunday, May 08, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 89663980, parameter3 89663af4, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 Dhcp Your computer has lost the lease to its IP
address 192.168.100.10 on the Network Card with network address 000129F587A2.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 89976578, parameter3 899766ec, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87dfe6e8, parameter3 87dfe85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87e726e8, parameter3 87e7285c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87e116e8, parameter3 87e1185c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87cbe020, parameter3 87cbe194, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87d656e8, parameter3 87d6585c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 88078638, parameter3 880787ac, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87dbc6e8, parameter3 87dbc85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87e526e8, parameter3 87e5285c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87dc36e8, parameter3 87dc385c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 899b3610, parameter3 899b3784, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87dcf6e8, parameter3 87dcf85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87d9e6e8, parameter3 87d9e85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 899a5c78, parameter3 899a5dec, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87de06e8, parameter3 87de085c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 872cdda0, parameter3 872cdf14, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87e3f6e8, parameter3 87e3f85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 89977428, parameter3 8997759c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87d8b6e8, parameter3 87d8b85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 89812140, parameter3 898122b4, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87dbc6e8, parameter3 87dbc85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 896bd620, parameter3 896bd794, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 0000007a, parameter1 e21048c8,
parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 bf9109df, parameter4 6a475860.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87cd16e8, parameter3 87cd185c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87da06e8, parameter3 87da085c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 897e7da0, parameter3 897e7f14, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 0000007a, parameter1 e20fac08,
parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 bf978da6, parameter4 1c7f7860.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 885c2548, parameter3 885c26bc, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 8983b138, parameter3 8983b2ac, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 88109638, parameter3 881097ac, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87de26e8, parameter3 87de285c, parameter4 805c7478.
Friday, May 13, 2005 System Error Error code 0000007a, parameter1 c05d3260,
parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 ba64c7c8, parameter4 60d6d860.
Saturday, May 14, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87dbe6e8, parameter3 87dbe85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Saturday, May 14, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87d9e6e8, parameter3 87d9e85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Saturday, May 14, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87d9e6e8, parameter3 87d9e85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Saturday, May 14, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 89961da0, parameter3 89961f14, parameter4 805c7478.
Saturday, May 14, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87ca8c00, parameter3 87ca8d74, parameter4 805c7478.
Saturday, May 14, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 897541c0, parameter3 89754334, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B 726-00C04FB926AF}
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
service netman with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{BA126AE5-2166-11D1-B 1D0-00805FC1270E}
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Service Control Manager The DHCP Client service
depends on the NetBios over Tcpip service which failed to start because of
the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Service Control Manager The DNS Client service depends
on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service which failed to start because of the
following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Service Control Manager The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
service depends on the AFD service which failed to start because of the
following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Service Control Manager The IPSEC Services service
depends on the IPSEC driver service which failed to start because of the
following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Service Control Manager The following boot-start or
system-start driver(s) failed to load: AFD Fips IPSec MRxSmb Ne tBIOS NetBT
Processor RasAc d Rdbss SAVRT SAVRTPEL SYM TDI Tcpip
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B 726-00C04FB926AF}
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 89747378, parameter3 897474ec, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 896fbda0, parameter3 896fbf14, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87e076e8, parameter3 87e0785c, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87e306e8, parameter3 87e3085c, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 89943368, parameter3 899434dc, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 8972f0c0, parameter3 8972f234, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87d6a6e8, parameter3 87d6a85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 8981b7f0, parameter3 8981b964, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87dbc6e8, parameter3 87dbc85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87d086e8, parameter3 87d0885c, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 872b1020, parameter3 872b1194, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 880d6790, parameter3 880d6904, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87da56e8, parameter3 87da585c, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 87cfe6e8, parameter3 87cfe85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 0000007a, parameter1 e20d3c08,
parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 bf978da6, parameter4 7fcca860.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003,
parameter2 8980b020, parameter3 8980b194, parameter4 805c7478.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
service netman with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{BA126AE5-2166-11D1-B 1D0-00805FC1270E}
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B 726-00C04FB926AF}
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Service Control Manager The DHCP Client service
depends on the NetBios over Tcpip service which failed to start because of
the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Service Control Manager The DNS Client service
depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service which failed to start because
of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Service Control Manager The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
service depends on the AFD service which failed to start because of the
following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Service Control Manager The IPSEC Services service
depends on the IPSEC driver service which failed to start because of the
following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Service Control Manager The following boot-start or
system-start driver(s) failed to load: AFD Fips IPSec MRxSmb Ne tBIOS NetBT
Processor RasAc d Rdbss SAVRT SAVRTPEL SYM TDI Tcpip
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
service netman with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{BA126AE5-2166-11D1-B 1D0-00805FC1270E}
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B 726-00C04FB926AF}
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87d5d6e8, parameter3 87d5d85c, parameter4 805c7478.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 89868210, parameter3 89868384, parameter4 805c7478.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 System Error Error code 0000007a, parameter1
e223e8f8, parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 bf91640e, parameter4 20f25860.
Thursday, May 19, 2005 System Error Error code 00000077, parameter1
c000009d, parameter2 c000009d, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 0096d000.
Thursday, May 19, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87df56e8, parameter3 87df585c, parameter4 805c7478.
Thursday, May 19, 2005 System Error Error code 000000f4, parameter1
00000003, parameter2 87d5c6e8, parameter3 87d5c85c, parameter4 805c7478.

It looks like the 000000f4 error seems to be the most occuring. Although,
there are a few others...




These words below are mine.I created them,I wrote them.Even though Engel
uses them nearly everywhere.I just do not like somebody to copy and paste
them,to use them fully because these words are NOT created by him. I am angry.

I just post to everybody know and understand who these words belongs to.
They belongs to me...:-)

And a question :
Is there a way to stop and prevent him from coping these words fully ?!

MALWARE REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

Follow them carefully and step-by-step.
All cleaning actions should be done
without internet connection

1. Download the necessary software

@ SpyBot Search and Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/microsoft.en.html

@ Ad-Aware SE Personal
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware

@ Microsoft Antispyware (only for genuie Windows versions)
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...s/default.mspx

@ CWShredder
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

@ Antivirus software (if you still do not have)

Panda Titanium 2005
http://www.pandasoftware.com/microsoft

Specific
If you are non-XP user and still do not have firewall,
you should get free one from he
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...s/default.mspx

Optional
There are some malwares that can destroy the internet connection
when you try to remove them.That's why you may get that program
that could restore your internet connection.
I haven't tried it but lots of people like them.

Win Sock XP Fix
http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html

2. Create a back-up of all your critical information
This is just an option.
You should check it for viruses later.

3. Run a Firewall

Windows XP
has integrated firewall -
Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) for SP1 and
Windows Firewall (WF) for SP2

Windows versions different from XP
They do not have integrated firewall ,they have to use software firewall.

!!! Use only 1 firewall !!!

4. Windows Updates
Connect to internet and
download all the security updates - Critical updates with Express install.

Start - Windows Updates
or
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

5. Install and Update

SpyBot Search and Destroy
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Microsoft Antispyware
CWShredder

6. Delete all the Internet Explorer's temporary stuff

Start - Settings- Control Panel - Internet Options

There ,on the General Tab you will see where you can delete
internet temporary files
cookies
history
Delete them all.

7. Delete all Temporary files

| Windows XP users (all new versions) |

The path is :
C:Documents and SettingsUSERLocal SettingsTemp
Delete all files from this folder
and also
C:WindowsTemp

| Windows 98 users (all old versions) |

The path is :
C:WindowsTemp

8. Remove any unwanted programs

Boot in Safe Mode (see how below)
Then ,in Safe Mode, Start - Settings – Control Panel – Add /Remove programs
See if you have any unknown /unwanted software
installed- toolbars and/or known spy programs.
Remove them with the REMOVE button.
Also check for tracks of these programs in
C:Program files and delete,if any.
Then restart with booting in Normal Mode .

9. Run Disc Clean up

Start - Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disc Cleanup

Make sure you have checked :
Downloaded program files
Temporary Internet files
Temporary files
Recycle bin
Web Client/Publisher content

10. Remove viruses /worms /trojan horses

@ Scan with Microsoft Windows Malicious Software removal tool

http://www.microsoft.com/malwareremove

@ Scan with

Panda Software free Active Scan,where you can check your
PC for ALL TYPES of security threats and clean viruses and worms

http://www.pandasoftware.com/product..._principal.htm

@ Install the antivirus software

Boot in Safe Mode and install the antivirus software
In Safe Mode,because there are viruses
that have the ability to damage an antivirus while installing it

How to boot your computer in Safe Mode

Do this by repeatedly typing F8 while Windows is starting before
Windows logo appears.
Then you'll open the BIOS menu where you can choose to boot
the hard drive in SAFE MODE

(If you are XP user ,find more about Safe Mode
in Help and Support Center ; Start-Help and Suport)

@ Update the antivirus and scan with it

Boot in Normal Mode and update it.
Make sure you have all functions ON
(scanning all files,heuristic,disinfect,scanning for other threats...)

Perform a full scan in Normal Mode first
Then boot in Safe Mode and also perform a scan

@ While still in Safe Mode,scan with these

SpyBot S&D
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Microsoft Antispyware
CWShredder

and remove the junk
!!! They must have already been updated !!!

When the scan is finished,
DO NOT restart ,if you have Win XP or ME

System Restore (for XP and ME only)

Because of the fact malware is a program,
System Restore also stores all malware tracks and when restarting,it can
replicate some infected system stuff and the malware will be back !!!
So you need to delete all the restore points before restarting :

Right click on My Computer-Properties-System Restore
Check Turn off system restore.Click OK

Restart the in Normal mode.

11. For better performance ,it is advisable to check your hard drives for
errors
Open My computer .
Then right click on the hard drive you want to check - Properties - Tools
In the error-checking area ,click "Check now" to start the process.

At the end (when the system is malware-free)
again Right click on My computer-Properties-System Restore
Uncheck Turn off system restore ,so you'll have your Restore function ON.

After these,your computer should be clean !
If you do not understand something,you can post again and ask for
information
If the instructions seems difficult to you,you can take your computer to
a computer store where IT specialist would help you wipe out the junk!
Don't be shame.

--- Useful pages ---

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...s/default.mspx
different kinds of free or trial security software.

http://www.pandasoftware.com/about/r...ldren_internet
Because of the campaign "Children and the Internet"
Panda Software offers 90 day free trial version of one of the best security
software
Panda Platininum Internet Security 2005 awarded with many prizes

http://www.pandasoftware.com/protected/tips.htm ;
useful tips for protecting computers

http://www.pandasoftware.com/product..._principal.htm
Panda Software free Active Scan,where you can check your
PC for ALL TYPES of security threats and clean viruses and worms

http://housecall.trendmicro.com
Trend-Micro free online scanner HouseCall where you can scan for
Viruses and Spywares and clean them. CWShredder is also available here

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
Kaspersky free online scanner
and checker for suspicious files.If you have issues with suspicious
file,here is the right place!

http://www.f-prot.com/virusinfo/submission_form.html
Send F-prot AV suspicious files for fast analyze and and it is all for FREE

http://www.microsoft.com/malwareremove
Microsoft Windows Malware Removal Tool

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...nfectedpc.mspx
Microsoft MVP Charlie Russel's article about Dealing with malware
Really good and detailed

http://support.microsoft.com
Free Microsoft support and suggestions (for genuie clients)

Now ,when you have cleaned your computer,you need to think about your
security!
Microsoft
suggests 3 + 1 general steps how to protect
your PC and the infomation stored on it,
your privacy and your family
1.Use an internet firewall
2.Enable Automatic Updates for your PC
3.Use an antivirus software
4.Use antispyware software

Goto http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security and learn more
Check the Security Essentials for your OS and also have a look at all
sections!

Panda_man
" Let's beat malware black and blue"
" No new epidemic of all kind of malware - Panda TruPrevent"

| SETTING UP A COMPUTER |

When you first turn on your computer
it is adviseable to first have a look at its setings.

** If you use Windows XP **

1 .Create as many computer accouts as you need

If your computer is going to be used from more than one person
(family members,friends,colleagues ,etc...) ,
make others limited users and you - Administrator
So that you'll have full control of the PC,but they would only be
able to change their files and few settings only !

If you are a parent and would like your children to access the internet,
create the limited user accounts.More about the parental control below

!!! Windows XP has hidden built-in administartor account
accessable and visible only in Safe Mode.
Get into Safe Mode and password protect it.
In Safe Mode,goto Control Panel -User accounts and click on the name
of that hidden account,called Administrator !!!

| How to boot your computer in Safe Mode |

Do this by repeatedly typing F8 while Windows is starting before
Windows logo appears.
Then you'll open the BIOS menu where you can choose to boot
the hard drive in SAFE MODE

(If you are XP user ,find more about Safe Mode
in Help and Support Center ; Start-Help and Suport)

2. Password-protect your account and your files

Make strong password,
with numbers,letters and at least one special character
Start - Settings - Control Panel - User accounts

When you decide to password protect your account,
after creting a password Windows should ask you if you want
to protect your files also.Click YES

or
Click on the folder you want to password-protect-Properties
Click on Sharing tab -Make this folder private

** All Windows Versions **

Start - Settings - Control Panel
or My computer -Control Panel

3. Have a look at

Display settings
Date and time Settings
Mouse and Keyboard settings
Power Options
Regional and language settings
Sound settings
Start Menu Settings

4. I do not recommend any user to install programs like

WinAmp ,Real Player
or WinZip (in Win XP )
Because of the fact Windows has integrated Windows Media Player ( 2 versions)
plus (Zip archiver in XP ) ,it is pointless to install such programs

5. Do install programs like

Adobe Reader / Acrobat because it is useful and with it
you can read PDF files which become more wide-spread everyday
http://www.adobe.com

6. If you do not have Microsoft Office

Download
1. Open Office
http://www.openoffice.org

2.Microsoft Word viewer / Excel viewer / Power Point viewer
http://www.microsoft.com ; ,click on Office

Open Office is free as well as Microsoft viewers.
Open Office is not as good as MS Office but would do the basics

| THINK ABOUT INTERNET |

1. After you go on-line,upgrade to the newest Service Pack available for
your OS .
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
Learn more about the SP in Microsoft web-site and read the preparation steps !

2. Also download all critical updates with Express install.

I recommend you to use only Internet Explorer as an internet browser
as well as Outlook Express for your mail program
Many people may think them as not as secure as other but that is not true.

| PARENTAL CONTROL |

Internet is useful for everybody and even for the children
They can search information for school project,listen to music,play on-line
games
and even talk to friends
But it is even dangerous
What I recommend is to talk to your child/children and to explain them about
the activities they don't have to do while online

Then,do not trust your children fully.Install a good software/s/ to help
protect your PC and your family's privacy

So....
1. Create your children limited user accounts in Windows XP

So they will have their own My documents folder
but will not be able to access PC settings
Limited users can download everything but cannot install anything
,so they cannot install any spyware/virus in the family's computer.

Children limited account should NOT be password-protected !!!

Parent administartor account should be password-protected !!!

2. Turn on Internet Explorer's Content Advisor

It would help your children not to open pornographic pages
and pages with bad content
Start- Settings - Control Panel - Internet Options - Content tab
and then enable it and check the settings

2.1 MSN toolbar
This toolbar become more useful everyday
It has either pop-up blocker and also Anti-Phising filter
Recently Microsoft had established this Anti-phishing filter
as an add-in for the Toolbar
http://toolbar.msn.com to get the toolbar
http://toolbar.msn.com ; click on Add-ins and search for the Anti-Phishing

Antiphishing would help to protect your family from online fraud

3. Microsoft has made a component to help protect a computer
that is used by many people.It prevents limited users from access to
^chosen by the admin user^ programs and files and also prevent them
from downloading files and other things
It is easy to use and can be configured to meet everybody's needs
It is called Share access tool

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/s...ccess/faq.mspx

/example : A parent with Administrator rights can prevent a children
with limited account to use a chat program or download a new one /

4. When a child uses the internet ,
the computer should have an antivirus software ON + firewall always ON

http://www.pandasoftware.com/about/r...ldren_internet
Because of the campaign "Children and the Internet"
Panda Software offers 90 day free trial version of one of the best security
softwares
Panda Platininum Internet Security 2005

Please,go through the additional steps below.............

| PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER
AND THE INFORMATION STORED ON IT |

Microsoft suggest 3 +1 steps general steps to help protecting your
computer.Here they are plus some additional !

1. Firewall ON

It is very important to know that you REALLY SHOULD
use only one firewall (to prevent software conflict ) !!!

Firewall is a protective barrier between your PC and the outside world.
It protects you from hackers and other intruders from gaining
remote access to your PC and also from viruses and network worms (like
Sasser).
It also makes your PC invisiable for hacker softwares and
even if hackers find your PC it will block the attack.
Firewalls scans all your incoming (or outgoing) traffic and
immediately block it if it is unsolicated.

** Windows XP **

has integrated firewall -
Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) for SP1 and
Windows Firewall (WF) for SP2

Windows Firewall (for SP 2)
is full firewall ,suitable for all kind of users and connections.
Windows Firewall is designed especially for home users with
not very big computer literacy and that's why it works almost
automatically,asks rarely !

When using it,check the Exception list .
If you are home user and do not want to play network games,exchange files
over chat
or you are connected to internet via none/less secure server, you can check
" Don't allow exception "
This guarantees you maximum protection!

Start - Settings - Contol Panel - Windows Firewall .See its settings.

Users with no Service Pack or with SP 1 you should upgrade to SP 2
because ICF is partial firewall made for direct internet connection only

** Windows versions different from XP **

They do not have integrated firewall and they are not protected
from hackers and intruders,network viruses and etc.
They MUST use software firewall.So choose one firewall

You may get Zone Alarm personal (free) from :
http://www.zonelabs.com

2. Windows Updates ON

Windows Updates can protect your PC from different OS vulnerabilities and
security threats.

** Windows XP and ME **

| Critical updates |

Automatic Updates ON
Right click on My computer - Properties - Automatic Updates -
Download updates automatically but let me choose when to install them

** Different form XP and ME **

| Critical updates |

Automatic updates are not offered
Manually download critical updates
Start – Windows Update or http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

** All Windows Versions **

| Optional updates |

Because of the fact Automatic updates downloads only critical updates (they
are the most important),
regularly visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
and download some of the optional software and hardware updates available.

3. Virus Protection ON

Antivirus Software can protect you from viruses,worms,trojans and other
security threats

Always use the latest version of your program and update it at least every two days.
The more often you update it ,the higher protection for new threats you have.

Make sure it has real-time scanner which is enabled

Make sure all security settings are turned ON

(e.g. scanning All files,scanning compressed files,mail scanning,
disinfecting, heuristic scan,behaviour analyze
or detecting spyware,hacking tools, jokes and so on…..)

Use only 1 av software .More than one may cause your PC
problems because of the permanent protection ! ! !

Other : List with all Microsoft Anti-virus partners
http://www.microsoft.com/security/pa.../antivirus.asp

| PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR PRIVACY |

1. Spyware protection ON

Spybot Search & Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/microsoft.en.html

Ad-Aware SE Personal
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware

Microsoft Antispyware
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...s/default.mspx

These 3 programs(all free) are the most famous
in the world and ,of course,are the best.
Using two of them guarantees you very ,very good protection !

Microsoft Antispyware is the only one from these above that has
real-time protection,which is very important for dealing with spy junk

2. Manage your Internet Settings

Start-Settings-Contol Panel-Internet Options

| On the General tab |
Delete all temporary internet files,cookies,history ( often do this)

| On the Security tab |
Make sure the Internet level is Medium.Check other levels

| On the Privacy tab |
Make sure the level is Medium High.

| On the Content tab |
Goto Auto complete
Delete(clear) forms and passwords and check the settings

3. Use a pop-up blocker

Internet Explorer 6 with XP SP 2 has integrated pop-up blocker

However ,if you are not XP SP 2 user ,or you are without IE 6
get the Free MSN Tool Bar that has pop-up protection
http://toolbar.msn.com

3.1 MSN toolbar
This toolbar become more useful everyday
It has either pop-up blocker and also Anti-Phising filter
Recently Microsoft had established this Anti-phishing filter
as an add-in for the Toolbar
http://toolbar.msn.com to get the toolbar
http://toolbar.msn.com ; click on Add-ins and search for the Anti-Phishing

4. Other

4.1
( Depending on your mail program - this below is for Outlook Express )
Open Outlook Express
Tools - Options - Security
Make sure you have checked these:
` Warn me when...
` Do not allow...

4.2
Create free web-based mail
Lots of free web-based mail accounts exist.
You may create one in Hotmail , Yahoo , Gmail or Mail.RU

They are all for free with a lot of space and intergrated SPAM and Virus
protection
Yahoo.co.uk and Mail.ru offer free POP 3 / SMTP /HTML access
so you may use them with Outlook Express

4.3
Think first , then click !!!

Nothing can protect the computer from its user.
Even though you could have firewall,av software,
antispyware software and all updates downloaded,
you are not protected 100 %.NOTHING guarantees you 100 % protection.
So if you don't know what exactly to do and when to do it,you'll probably
fall a victim
of a virus , spyware or hacker.
You can find it ridiculous,but it is true! :-)

BE CAREFUL which sites you visit
BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL what you install,especially free or shareware software.
ALWAYS check everything you download from internet with AV and AS software.

4.4
Be aware of SPAM messages and especially PHISHING !!!
Spam messages are unsolicated mail.You really do not want them !
In most cases SPAM is just annoying,however PHISHING is a type of spam that
is
is really dangerous.Someone unknown sends you a messages,which is
trying to get personal information,such as bank account number
and passwords ! That's why :

NEVER give your email and/or passwords to strangers.
Don't post your mail or passwords in forums and chats.
NEVER read email messages from people you don't know. Just delete
them!!!
NEVER answer to strangers or even open the attachments,if any !!!
Delete the mail !
NEVER follow links in email from stranger and in mail that you
doubt and do not trust !

For more info about SPAM / Phishing visit
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security ; - Email section

4.5
Regularly :
Run Disc clean-up (with all checked)
Start - Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disc Clean-up

Check all hard drives for errors
Back-up all your information (at least montly)
Defragment all hard drives
Scan all your computer with antivirus and antispyware software
(should be twice a week)

--- Useful pages ---

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...s/default.mspx
different kinds of free or trial security software.

http://www.pandasoftware.com/about/r...ldren_internet
Because of the campaign "Children and the Internet"
Panda Software offers 90 day free trial version of one of the best security
software
Panda Platininum Internet Security 2005 awarded with many prizes

http://www.pandasoftware.com/protected/tips.htm ;
useful tips for protecting computers

http://www.pandasoftware.com/product..._principal.htm
Panda Software free Active Scan,where you can check your
PC for ALL TYPES of security threats and clean viruses and worms

http://housecall.trendmicro.com
Trend-Micro free online scanner HouseCall where you can scan for
Viruses and Spywares and clean them. CWShredder is also available here

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
Kaspersky free online scanner
and checker for suspicious files.If you have issues with suspicious
file,here is the right place!

http://www.f-prot.com/virusinfo/submission_form.html
Send F-prot AV suspicious files for fast analyze and and it is all for FREE

http://www.microsoft.com/malwareremove
Microsoft Windows Malware Removal Tool

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...nfectedpc.mspx
Microsoft MVP Charlie Russel's article about Dealing with malware
Really good and detailed

http://support.microsoft.com
Free Microsoft support and suggestions (for genuie clients)

Now ,when you have cleaned your computer,you need to think about your
security!
Microsoft
suggests 3 + 1 general steps how to protect
your PC and the infomation stored on it,
your privacy and your family
1.Use an internet firewall
2.Enable Automatic Updates for your PC
3.Use an antivirus software
4.Use antispyware software

Goto http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security and learn more
Check the Security Essentials for your OS and also have a look at all
sections!

Thanks very much !!!
Panda_man

" Let's beat malware black and blue "
" No new epidemic of all kind of malware - Panda TruPrevent "




hi,

I decided to manually download the SP2 update last night, after reading that
an 'installation wizard' would follow once the files were downloaded.
However, after the files downloaded and were verified, the window indicated
that the installation was underway. I cancelled that, primarily because it
did not appear to be a 'wizard' and because I was reading various newsgroups
suggesting that one backup various personal files, or make Ghost copies of
the entire hard drive, before doing the install. My software distribution
log indicated that the software downloaded successfully, but that the
installation was stopped by the user.

I have 2 hard drives, with a total of 180 GB in storage space. The drives
are split into 9 partitions. I have 90 GB of used space at this point.'My
Documents' and my temporary files reside on partitions other than the C
partition. (Other than windows,
the only files on my C drive are the Documents & settings folder, which
cannot be moved, and some programs
which did not offer an installation alternative.)

I've never had any problems with a Windows Update or Windows itself, even
the infamous ME OS. I run a pretty clean system. I regularly scan my PC for
everything, defragment, and use Mike Linn's Startup CP to make sure nothing
adds itself to the startup w/o my approval. I use Hijack This regularly.
Other than the prudence of regular backups, are these suggestions primarily
being made as precautionary ones, in the event that the installation failed?
Should only important files on the C partition be backed up? (I do of course
do backups, but not of the entire system.)

My second question was whether if I should choose to install, should I just
use the update.exe file already on my system, along with the 350 MB of
already downloaded files now sitting in my software distribution folder, or
should I reconnect to the Windows Update page and let it evaluate what to
do?

If there is a better forum to which to direct these questions, please
advise.

Thanks,
Calliope




After a successful installation of XP SP2, I was told that I needed to
reboot the computer to continue. I restarted and the machine refused
to boot. I get an error right after POST stating the ntldr is
missing, press CTRL-ALT-DEL to continue. I've detailed the steps
from the support team to fix this problem (although it didn't work) at
the bottom of this message.

Background: Windows XP Home - freshly installed about 2 months ago
because of new hard drive - 256 MB RAM, 1 Ghz PIII - Perfectly stable
machine - On 24 hrs/day.

[INDIA RANT ON] After searching the web for a solution, I called
Microsoft Technical Support for Service Pack 2. As it turns out,
Technical Support for this company is in India and these folks have no
clue what to do. When they run out of answers, they have no one to
turn to for help. Besides the fact that they weren't helpful, they
spoke terrible English and we kept repeating ourselves. What a waste
of time. Their final answer, delete your hard drive partition and
reinstall the OS and all of your applications! I was told that I
MIGHT lose some data doing this. Also, I was told that I should boot
into safe mode. I spent 5 minutes explaining what the OS loader's
(ntldr) function was -- booting. No OS loader, no safe mode. Any
Indian that is remotely qualified quickly quits their $3/hr job and
comes to America to do better. This doesn't leave much. Sorry for
the rant, but why have unqualified people answering the phone with no
escalation path!!! [INDIA RANT OFF]

Back to the problem and resolution... Here are the steps that we
tried. Maybe it'll help someone else.

1) Boot into Recovery Console using the CD
2) FIXMBR - this supposedly fixes problems with the Master Boot Record
3) FIXBOOT - this rewrites a new boot partition
4) Assumed ntldr is corrupt, so copy a new version of ntldr and
ntdetect.com from d:i386 where d: is the CD.
5) CHKDSK /R
6) BOOTCFG /REBUILD - this rebuilds the boot.ini file if it
7) I was even asked to reinstall Windows. However, this solves
nothing, since a Windows installation does not touch the boot
partition, unless the OS finds that it is a complete new installation
on a new partition. I tried both a repair installation of Windows and
a Fresh installation of Windows. Neither would boot.

After each of these commands, we ended up rebooting the computer. In
my case, none of these steps fixed the problem. Once I deleted the
partition and reinstalled Windows, I was back up and running. Now,
I'm 2 hours into my 6 hours reinstallation ordeal! I now have XP home
loaded, + SP2, + Office. Much more to do.

ADVICE: BACKUP YOUR DATA before corrupting your system with SP2.

The technican had no advice for being able to save my data. Luckily,
this was a sedonday machine and had nothing important on it.

--brian




can you help me with this problem
I AM SORRY FOR LENT OF THIS EMAIL.
my anger is with the people who made partition magic

I would like to say with anger and my disappointment with
your software,i had a good working computer with a 80
gb,hard drive and over 300 mb, in memory.the operating
system winxp home edition and a good virus protection
software which i only paid a new yearly subscription to
within thelast mouth or two ( norton sysremworks
2002 ).Today i desided to partition my hard drive so i
could run windows 2000 i came across partition magic 8.0
on sale in pc world.with not alot of knowledge with
computers i paid for it .with the detail on the box i
could run multiple operating system ,organise and protect
your data.fine i loaded the software got as far as it
could go "telling me to load your new operating system or
start over.
I started to load win2000 onto my computer it restarted
and loaded, only when it started i had to pick one off
the two operating system it crash and would not
restart.even when i pick winxp it would not start,then i
used the start up disks partition magic ask when i
install it i was able to uninstall win2000, with shock it
had merger with winxp and i could not use system restore
to restore win xp. and it would not let me reinstall from
winxp disk. so i have a computer that half works and it
disable my internet access to ,so i would like some help
to restore my computer.at this stage i have deleted
partition magic 8.0.

yours, dave mc cabe

ps. i am going to email microsoft and computer active to
see if they can help me to.

email




Home network with a external Zoom DSL modem and router. Each computer
connected to the router with internet function working. Wired with cat5e.
The 98 machine evolved from a dial-up modem, to internal DSL modem, to
network card. I have an HP printer hooked to the XP which the 98 can
currently print to.

The 98 computer can map a drive to my XP and view and move files. I can not
see either computer in network neighborhood from the 98, although I could at
one time. When I click N.N. I get a message with a "Windows Explorer" title
bar that says: "Unable to browse the network. The network is not accessible.
For more info...help..."Network Trouble shooting" which goes blank when I
try to use it. On the 98 machine I can go to windows
explorer/tools/find/computer and see the xp machine and access the hard
drive. Should I be using user level or share level on this 98 machine?

In my trying different settings I have gotten : An error occurred trying to
access the address book. Administrator is the only listing.

On the 98 machine I'm down to Client for Microsoft Networks, D-Link
DFE-530TX+ PCI adapter, TCP/IP with NetBIOS checked but grayed out & bound to
Client for Microsoft Networks & File and printer sharing for Microsoft
Networks. Allow Binding To ATM = No. DNS is enabled. WINS config = Disable
WINS Resolution, Obtain IP address Automatically. Primary Network Logon =
Client for Microsoft Networks

In IP configuration: Adapter address 00-0D-88-2D-47-34, IP Address 10.0.0.7,
Subnet mask 255.0.0.0 (not the same as the XP), Default Gateway 10.0.0.2,
Node Type Broadcast, NetBIOS resolution Uses DNS is checked. I have a host
name that pretains to my ISP and a DNS server address.

I have removed all Symantec products from both machines with the vendor
uninstall.

On my XP machine I can go to My Network Places and go to View Workplace
computers and see the XP and the 98. When I click the 98 machine I get the
"Win98 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this
network resource. Contact the ad........ The network path was not found."
I can ping the 98 with an IP address, but not by name. I can search for the
98 machine by IP & it shows up, but not by name. When I click the search
results from the IP search I get a log on window for user name and passwork.
I am not sure what to do with this log on. The XP displays its info when
clicked from View Workplace Computers

The ipconfig info is correct but the subnet mask address is 255.255.255.0
which is different from the 98 machine. Node type = unknown. IP routing
enabled = no. Wins proxy enabled = no

I am using Main-XP for the network name and M & N as the user. Does the
user have anypart in the network connection. I also have Guest turned on.

"The server Win98 could not be found on the network" is one error message I
have gotten.

XP info : Local Area Connection Properties: Client for Microsoft Windows -
RPC = Windows locator, File & Printer sharing for Microsoft Network, QoS
Packet Scheduler (from default on XP installation), TCP/IP - Obtain IP
address automatically, Obtain DNS server address automatically, TCP/IP
advanced - IP settings: DHCP enabled & automatic metric, DNS: append primary
& connection specific DNS suffixes, WINS: Enable LMHOSTS Lookup, Enable
NetBIOS over TCP/IP - Options: TCP/IP filtering enabled = all adapters.
Authentication not checked. ICF not checked. XP machine has an on board :
Realtek RTL 8169/8110 family Gigabit Ethernet NIC Physical address
00-0D-61-44-73-7B

I have run Network Diagnostics on the XP and everything passed.

I am granting access by right clicking on the drives in windows explorer and
using sharing.

I have been working on and building computers for over 10 years as a hobby,
but have never had to deal with any networking until now. I have to plead
ignorance.

I have been reading the newsgroup for info and tried many different things I
have read and have not found the solution for my problem.

I am guessing that I have a setting or access issue. Again, my networking
skills are slim to none, but I'm learning the hard way.

Any help with this situation is welcome.




I recently had my old computer system go down and had to
reformat my hard drive. After checking the hard drive
with diagnostic program to search for errors, I
reformatted and then started loading Win 98se using Quick
Restore supplied by Compaq with the original system. I
admit I had many problems getting this to finally load.
During the unzip process, the computer would just seem to
hang up with the same info looping.
After succedding in getting 98 loaded I then procedded to
upgrade to XP, which I have done in the past. I am 2/3
way through the upgrade and am getting a diagnostic that
that windows is shutting down to protect the computer.
The issue seems to be in the area of memory management.
My twofold problem is this.
First, I cannot seem to quit the upgrade process at this
time. I have tried everything but there does not seem to
be an option to quit. Cannot open in safe mode or escape
so that I caN BRING IT BACK TO wIN 98 to run a system
dianostic.
Second, what would be the best guess for the memory
management problem? The mmu on the mother board?
Processor?
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated




The person below originally posted this question. I too am having the
same issue on my XP machine, where I have several APPS open and a
bunch of explorer windows, and at some point I try to open another
explorer or IE and it wont load or it will load but be blank, until I
close something else (with only 350mb out of 1024 mb used on physical
side!)

I also tried killing every process in taskmanager that I could but
this didnt fix the issue.

I dont know what could be causing the leak, I also watched the sizes
in the meter, but nothing was too obvious (some had used up 54mb of
memory or 2000 GDI's though).

Any quick fixes for this?

Thanks

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From: msnews.microsoft.com )
Subject: Available resources/memory problem in XP?
View: Complete Thread (8 articles)
Original Format
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Date: 2003-07-29 11:39:14 PST

Hi, I have been encountering a problem with Windows XP that looks much
like
the problems that are well documented about Windows 9x, in that after
heavy
use, it appears that I run out of system resources to open up new
windows,etc.

I have done searches, and see that this problem supposedly can't
happen in
Windows
XP because of how it manages the resource pool. I will describe what
is
happening on my machine.

I have a Dell 8250, 2.4Ghz, 80GB HD, 512MB RAM
On the Windows drive (C) I have over 3 GB free space. My virtual
memory
setting is set to allow windows to manage it, and the pagefile is
about
800mb.

I do a LOT of window opening and closing during the day. Opening and
closing 100's of chart windows in IE. At max, I have about 20
windows
open, about 12 in IE. I have an Ameritrade ticker running, giving me
streaming stock quotes. I also tend to have AOL 8.0 open, and
sometimes
Quicken. While this is a lot of activity, I am NOT running anything
requiring very heavy resources like photo editing software for
example.

Eventually whether its in AOL or IE, or anywhere in windows, I get to
the
point where additional windows won't open. When it happens inside
AOL, I
get a message, "The operation cannot be completed due to low memory or
hard
drive space. Please close one or more windows and try again". If I
then
close a window or two, I can proceed for a while, eventually having to
close
more windows. In IE, I'll click on a link to open in new window, and
the
window just refuses to open, unless I close other windows first. In
control
panel, clicking on System refuses to bring up that window. Yesterday
I
opened Quicken and resources were so low that all the Quicken icons
weren't
even able to display.

When I bring up Windows task manager, it shows physical memory 523K,
available 121K, System cache 236K. Kernel memory, total 45K, 33K
paged,
12K nonpaged.

So you see, these symptoms look to me exactly like the Windows 9x
world of
insufficient system resources, a problem which supposedly can't happen
in
XP.

Can anyone explain what is happening here that is keeping me from
opening
new windows?




I thoht I would post this for those that have upgraded
from a Fat32 system, or have a need for a clean install,
or want to start over for SP2.

The PRO's and CON's of Disk Partition Sizes.AKA the sweet
spot of GB vs. MHertz.

Computers and Hard Disks have grown in speed and hard
disks have grown in size by 100's of times.

But the size of the CPU and Disks are about the same.
So this means the computer is faster and holds more data.
Although, we add bigger programs and run more at the same
time and use larger files,
the Hard disk size has grown faster than the amont of
data needed to operate the computer.

This makes the phyical mechanics and the electronic speed
relative to each other up to a certain size on the disk.
After that size the disk relation to the channel and
memory and cpu begin to degrade.

In the fisrt days of computing the disk had to move the
read-write head about 2 inches on avg to get 16K of data
while the 486 waited.
The relationship of mechanics to electronics was very big
(as ratio).
So any disk that was faster and bigger was great as it
reduced this ratio.

This relationship remained about the same until disk
became so big that the read-write head was moving half
way across the the disk on avg (like before),
but between the last portion of data and the start of the
page file (for example) widens as the disk partition gets
bigger.

Let us use a trip to the store and the speed of light to
explain this relationship for old computers and new
computers.

I want to go to the convientence store to get a sotapop.
There is one two miles away but on a faster street than
the one that is closest.
However, there is a third about half way between and on a
quick street with no long lights.
All of these trips take about the same time, 20 minutes
plus or minus 1 min..
Now I know if I go to one farther away even on the fast
street it will take even longer.
So one day sure enough, the store on the fast street was
closed.
Now I have to go to the one further away and it takes
longer.
I could go to one of the others but first, I must break
my auto habits of mindless driving.
If I make a conscious choice to turn left rather than
right, I will save myself 10 min. round trip and a cup of
gas.

The speed of light is hard to comprehend.
Light travels in one second 7 and a half times the
distance around the earth.
186,000 miles in one second.

But to get to the moon and back,
it takes forever,
an aganising 2 and a half seconds.

So is the case of the R/W head of your disk when the
system partition becomes very much larger than the data
stored on it.

So what is the sweet spot for the system partiton.
IMO, 16 GB primary system partition runs very quick and
very smooth with room to spare.
The MFT and page file are close, with head movement of
say, 3/8ths of an inch vs. a 80 GB partition of 1 and 1/2
inch (or 400% more time.)
On a 250 GB partiton that would be 933% more time. This
is now becoming noticable.
A Second large disk can be used for many things and does
not get in the way of recovery or repair to the small
System Partition.
Even Programs can be installed on a partiton on the
second drive and remain safe, as long as the recovery has
the registery entries.
In fact, the second disk as a dynamic disk can be more
protected and a volume on the disk can act as an
extention of the C: drive by being mounted to an empty
folder.

Also, some finer tuning can be attempted on the system
partition. For example, an 8K cluster size (which
prohibits compression but transfers more data with each
read. How much more. Almost twice as fast as a 4K on slow
and medium mobo and cpu's. 16 times faster than a
converted fat32 to NTFS with a cluster of 512 Bytes, yes,
1/2K.

The partitions on the second disk can be 4k for
compression, 8k for programs, and even 16K for databases.

Now think about the 7 and a half trips around the earth
or the trip to the moon, going on constantly 24X7.
Think about the extra 10 min. to the store to get data,
but only the computer is trying to take 30,000 trips a
second, but can only get 7,500 or 2,000 trips completed.

So you can see that the relative size of the disk
partiton can affect computer speed.
You will still need to get a 40, 60, or 80 GB drive for
the primary disk. But the primary system partition needs
to be in the relative size parms to get maximum
performance.

If this seems like a lot of work, it is not that much
more than normal install, but done up front it can save
many more troubles down the road, and enhance your
computing Xperience.
Try it, you'll like it.

SL




Hi There,

I have posted a like message in the Outlook newsgroup which details the
same problem I have been having post WinXP SP2. I have done my best to
confirm that it is indeed Service Pack 2 that is causing the bug, and
not a configuration issue. The software involved is Windows XP
Professional, Windows XP Home and Office 2000 SP3 and updates.

The Problem: Under WinXP SP1a I was able to perform the toolbar command
to insertHTMLbgsound in Word or Outlook with Word as the editor. This
would allow the MIDI or WAV to be embedded into an email message or
into a Word document. I installed Service Pack 2 and the command no
longer works, giving me an error that says:

"The server application, source file, or item can not be found. Make
sure the application is properly installed, and that it has not been
deleted, moved or renamed."

I can still, however, insert a bgsound into an Outlook Express email,
but I require the use of Outlooks tables, though, so OE is not an
option, and I do require the ability to have a background sound on email
and on word documents so that there is no user intervention required.

What I have done to verify and rectify: I have tried repairing the
Office installation but that did not help. I then tried installing
Office on this computer which has Open Office and Thunderbird and has
never had office on. This machine uses WinXP Pro and had service pack 2
installed prior to my installing Office. Again, the same error message
comes up. So I patched Office to SP3 and again the same. I finally dug
out one of the surplus computers and a blank hard drive and installed
WinXP and left it at the SP1a level. I installed Office 2000 and updated
it to SP3, tried to insert sound into a word document and into an
Outlook email using Word as the editor and it worked fine. I then
installed WinXP SP2 on the test machine, and, again, the product fail to
deliver the function and I get nothing more than a window with the
aforementioned error in it.

I don't know if this was a mistake made on the part of the SP2
development team, or if Microsoft thinks it is feasible to phase out
older products by fading them out with subtle crippling effects and
reductions of functionality built in the name of security patches and
"updates". I do so hope it is the former, but the requirement of Norton
2004 for Windows integration tells a tale, don't you think? Not that I
am worried, Norton has looked after itself fine for years without
Windows Security Center

PsyB

(remove NO MEAT to respond)




As per advice here in the ng, I have switched off simple file sharing under
my WinXP Pro in an attempt to make it behave like Win2K, and prompt all
outside access requests for a login that resides on that machine.

I had originally made 2 shares before making the change, and 2 shares since.
I can access the 2 original shares, but not the 2 new ones (access denied -
contact the Administrator etc...). I know why this is, but I cannot figure
out how to resolve it.

When the original shares were made with SFS 'on', under the security tab an
entry was made for 'everybody', full permissions. When making the second 2
shares after turning SFS 'off', this entry under the security tab is not
there. That this entry is in the 2 original shares is the reason I'm allowed
to still access them, and their absence the reason I am denied access to the
2 new shares.

The 'remote' computer I used to access the shares was never requested to
'login' under SFS. Now that SFS is disabled on the computer with the shares,
I am -still- not being prompted to login, and therefore I am not receiving
the proper permissions. How on -EARTH- do I get this thing to ask me to
login? Is there a cache to clear, cookie to kill... what??

When I access the shared computer with a different computer that had never
accessed before when SFS was 'on', it is prompted for a login, grants the
login, and allows me access to all 4 shares! This is driving me insane... = /

This has gotten technically way out of hand... under Win2K, you just create
the share. When someone tried to connect under My Network Places, you were
asked to login (even if all you wanted to do was to send a print job to the
DeskJet). It would accept only valid logins from users setup on the host
machine. That is all I want back, and by gosh it cannot be this hard... Chuck
originally got me going in the right direction with shutting off SFS and
setting Local Policies (which were what he suggested by default - no changes
necessary). I don't want anything more complicated than I had under Win2K,
but the solution so far is not prompting me to login from one computer, but
is on the other. Thanks for any advice anyone has...

-GitterDone




Cross posted to windowsxp.general & windowsxp.hardware.
Follow-ups set to windowsxp.hardware.

I've got a strange boot problem that I can't track down. It began when I
reinstalled XP with sp2 slipstreamed. I do not believe it to be an sp
issue since it continued to occur when I tried re-installing with my sp1
slipstream disk, which has been used for installs several times without
a problem.

First of all, TIA for any suggestions!

* WindowsXP freezes on boot up when the boot screen appears, but instead
of "WindowsXP" turning white it stops when grey. No amount of resets
changes this behaviour. NOTE: This was a fresh install with no change in
the hardware.

* Booting to safe mode works.
* Used MSCONFIG to set /bootlog /sos /basevideo in the boot.ini
* Boot to normal mode works.

* All hard drives were checked for possible errors. No hardware errors
were found. Any file system errors on extra hard drives were fixed by
formatting (not quick) all hard drives.

* Removed the /basevideo setting. System boots fine.
* System runs fine using either default drivers loaded at OS install or
later with the latest manufacturer drivers. Boot freeze occurs one
morning a couple of weeks later
* System worked again after safe mode and replacing /basevideo setting.
NOTE: Something that seems odd is that with the /bootlog and /sos
settings the system shows, at boot, that the drives are scanned. Usually
it only shows the two drives with basic partitions. Occasionally it also
shows the other three drives with dynamic partitions. It seems odd that
the behaviour would vary.

* Below is a comparison of the last portion of the ntblog.txt (the
portion that seems the most surprising to me).
* What I can't figure out is why the hidusb.sys and the mouhid.sys load
so many times in normal boot (which is the boot that I have problems
with), it loads once on safe mode and once in /basevideo mode.
* Fastfat.sys does not load at all in the failed boot.

* NOTE: Over the last few months I've been having mouse freezing
problems. Usually removing all mouse & video software as well as
uninstalling the mouse and USB root will remove the problemfor a time
(and then it returns again).

Here's my hardwa
Video Adapter
Model : RADEON 7200 SERIES AGP
Total Memory : 64MB (64MB Video) (248MB AGP)
Physical Storage Devices
Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
Hard Disk : IC35L040AVER07-0 (38.3GB)
Hard Disk : ST340016A (37.3GB)
Hard Disk : ST313021A (12.13GB)
Hard Disk : SEAGATE ST173404LW SCSI Disk Device (68.4GB)
Hard Disk : SEAGATE ST336704LW SCSI Disk Device (34.2GB)
CD-ROM/DVD : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-105 (CD 32X Rd, 16X Wr) (DVD 4X Rd, 2X
Wr)

Peripherals
Keyboard : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse : Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Explorer (IntelliPoint)

MultiMedia Device
Device : Santa Cruz(tm)

*Normal boot*
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DriversHTTP.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootsystem32DRIVERSimagesrv.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32Driversimagedrv.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32Driversimagedrv.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootsystem32driverskmixer.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootsystem32driverskmixer.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DriversFastfat.SYS
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootsystem32driverskmixer.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys

*Failed Boot*
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DriversHTTP.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootsystem32driverskmixer.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootsystem32driverskmixer.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootsystem32driverskmixer.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootsystem32driverskmixer.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERShidusb.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSmouhid.sys

*Safe Mode*
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DriversFastfat.SYS

*Boot.ini with /basevideo*
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DriversHTTP.sys
Loaded driver SystemRootSystem32DriversFastfat.SYS

Any ideas?!?

--
Howie
"The very belief that violence is unavoidable
is a root cause of violence."
Samdhong Rinpoche
1st Democratically Elected Chairman of the
Tibetan Cabinet-in-Exile


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