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Old October 30th, 2002, 04:13 PM
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Angry Windows is stupid!

Hey folks! Just to let you know: I am not trying to start a flame fest, i am mearly trying to get some help.

About a week ago, I was doing my usual routine (fooling around on the net) when all of a sudden my computer crashed (as usual - stupid Window$ ME! ). Whenever I rebooted my computer I had a bit of a problem: even though I still had a valid internet connection, Windows decided to stop using it! I checked all of my settings and every seems fine. I also searched M$'s site but with no luck. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong?

Oh yeah, one thing good did come out of this. I finnaly decided to figure out what was wrong with the hard drive in my Linux box. The problem? The jumper was set the wrong way!

For the past week I have been messing with Linux (I even got my server running!), but I would like to get back to Windows so that I can access my AIM, e-mail and everything else....

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Old October 30th, 2002, 05:56 PM
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can you explain, "Windows decided to stop using it"?
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Old October 30th, 2002, 06:13 PM
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are you running any firewall software?? try turning it off for a bit, and see if that does anything.

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Old October 30th, 2002, 10:45 PM
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Thanks, guys! What i meant is that while there is a connection, I can not view webpages nor can I run programs that rely on the net!

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Old October 30th, 2002, 10:55 PM
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what kind of connection? one time I had dialup on ME and it wouldnt let me dial into ANY isp and give me an error like the password is wrong even though it would work on other computers.

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Old October 31st, 2002, 08:00 AM
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I think the problem is that your running windows me Joe4JC, maybe a up grade would suit you.

I had some simaliar, i tried running Win2000 Pro, and for some reason it wouldnt find my network card. Next i tired win xp pro, and that provided instant support for my card. I didnt have to manualy install it either.

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Old October 31st, 2002, 10:19 AM
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yes, windows xp is a wonder. too bad it locks up my computer on startup, methinks its a conflict with my video card.

i fixed my windows me problem with a re-install however an upgrade might fix it as well.

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Old October 31st, 2002, 09:39 PM
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Thanks again! Yeah, I'm planning to re-install ME soon as I get some time. Right now, since I don't have a job , I do not have the money to upgrade to XP (though I'd like to!).

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Old November 1st, 2002, 12:48 PM
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i think windows xp is definitely a good upgrade if your upgrading from 98 or ME. how much does it go for these days? i believe i bought my copy of xp home for around $175 USD. do upgrade copies come cheaper?

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Old November 1st, 2002, 03:17 PM
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I believe upgrades are cheaper, if i remember correctly pro was $200. And the home upgrade was $100.

But i dunno if prices have went down, maybe its too early for that.

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Old November 1st, 2002, 09:52 PM
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i just installed windows xp home after changing my video card. it had some problems at the beginning but after a mobo driver upgrade and some other drivers it works fine.

i would say windows xp is definitely worth the buy. Everyone should get!

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Old November 30th, 2002, 11:20 AM
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The problem:
A Windows user (typically male, teen) has a problem and blames Windows. 99.9% of the time, it's the trojan they installed trying to h4x0r another b0x3n... they blame windows, but it's their own stupidity. They claim to support Linux cause it's 1337 and they think they'll be cooler. Windows is fine. You just have to not be an idiot when using it.

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Old November 30th, 2002, 03:26 PM
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Huh? me no hack!

Back to the original topic: I know that I posted this thread about a month ago, but I havent had the time to fix that box (plus I have been having too much fun with Linux ). However, a friend of mine said that he might hook me up with Win 2000. Is Win2K upgradeable from ME, or will I have to reformat my hard drive?

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Old December 1st, 2002, 03:34 PM
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Well, I just tried to re-install ME, but the installer keeps crashing halfway through!! Well, I guess I'll have to either upgrade or reformat. I don't want to do the latter, though, cause I don't want to lose my settings (Yes, I know how to backup everything else ). Any tips/suggestions are highly appreciated!

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Old December 1st, 2002, 09:40 PM
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Joe,

Hi! You can upgrade from ME to Win 2000. I did it about a year ago and everything went well except my Lucent modem would no longer work. I didn't try too hard to get working because I got a better one.
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Old December 1st, 2002, 11:07 PM
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Hey Joe,

I was a inet helpdesk guy for about a year and a half, and you'd be surprised how often this happened. (or maybe your wouldn't. lol)

The culprit is usually Dial Up Networking (DUN), and 90% of the time, all the user had to do was re-install DUN. (Client for MS Networks & TCP/IP)

Failing that.....

Do a re-install of Windows. Both you and the computer will feel much better for it

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Old December 7th, 2002, 12:21 AM
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Thanks, but (1) I use cable, (2) I cant reinstall ME without remformatting my drive (see above) .

As for the upgrading to 2000 - it's impossible - I tried and it didnt work. It even states on M$'s page that, since they were released at the same time, it cant be done. Ah, good ole M$!

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What a load of BS!

Well, the other day I finally got a hold of the Window$ XP Home upgrade. So I put the disc in, go to the setup screen and choose "Upgrade". But instead of upgradeing, the stupid thing decides to install itsself!! Wth(eck)?! Well, in short, I lost all of my settings - including some e-mail passwords that were irretreveable!

Does anyone have any suggestions or other horror stories? Thanks!

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Re: What a load of BS!

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Well, the other day I finally got a hold of the Window$ XP Home upgrade. So I put the disc in, go to the setup screen and choose "Upgrade". But instead of upgradeing, the stupid thing decides to install itsself!! Wth(eck)?! Well, in short, I lost all of my settings - including some e-mail passwords that were irretreveable!

Does anyone have any suggestions or other horror stories? Thanks!

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you shoulda kept whatever o/s before you decided to upgrade to xp.

the xp upgrade sucks plain and simple. win2k is the best choice
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Re: Re: What a load of BS!

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you shoulda kept whatever o/s before you decided to upgrade to xp.

the xp upgrade sucks plain and simple. win2k is the best choice
I hate people who make bull**** sweeping generalisations like that. Because Windows makes a mistake on a few hundred installs of the 3,000,000,000 to date (mostly due to user error during install process or the fact that they were using some obscure Russian ISA sound card) then it sucks ass? If you're going to make stupid statements like that, expect the flames that come with them.

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Re: Re: Re: What a load of BS!

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I hate people who make bull**** sweeping generalisations like that. Because Windows makes a mistake on a few hundred installs of the 3,000,000,000 to date (mostly due to user error during install process or the fact that they were using some obscure Russian ISA sound card) then it sucks ass? If you're going to make stupid statements like that, expect the flames that come with them.


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