Date (approx. d)
installed latest version of CobianBackup 7.6.0353. To clear
native error 00045,
one has to do a regular non-compressed backup & next modify the
task to do a zip compressed backup. It's kind
of a buggy fix, but so far so good.
Cobian 7 is acting up on my w98 computer. All of the sudden,
it would not compress backups in
the zip format. I get a "nativer error 00045"
Why is startup and shutdown so much faster on Windows 98 ? On
Windows XP this is very slow even though
I have turned off the flaky "System Restore" feature.
20061218 My Hitachi
CRT TV is still
working.; However, my RCA vcr is acting up. When you
or rewind scan your tape, sometimes it shuts off & resets the
tape counter. HDTV: Higher resolution is ok even
though it is more costly. I have no problem with it. But
really it is not high priority. I would rather watch a good
movie at present resolution, than a poor movie at crystal clear high
definition/high resolution. On a similar note,
I am happy with movies on VHS or DVD resolution. There is
really no need for HD-discs or Blu-ray discs. This
is just another scheme for the TechnoCorporations to make $.
updated my dvd-drive
firmware to DW-D56A PDS7 in order to cope with the 16x dvd
Without the update the burns are slower than with the 8x discs!
Why don't they come up with newer firmware than
PDS7? Why don't manufacturers print the media id codes on
the packaging of blank discs? (Only after purchasing,
the spindle, can you see which mediacode it has.)
Does Omnipatcher work? Does it really work?
doesn't always work; It can't handle virtual drives.
sdelete v1.2 to erase 1
file off desktop & 1 (recursive) directory.
"shutdown the computer", caused the computer to restart &
giving a message that there was a serious
error. (windows xp home) this has happened once before, but
with a different/unknown cause/application.
20060118 Eraser 5.7; using
this to erase your recycle bin may causeWindows XP home to "restart"
when you click on the "turn computer off "icon. Then, it
immediately reports 'a serious error has occurred'.
20060115 Eraser 5.7; using
this app to erase free space on Windows XP home, will erase
System Restore points.
My CRT TV delivers crisp
sharp and vibrant color images. It is probably 25 years old
got it second hand. By the way, it is a Hitachi
brand. There is no remote control; you change channels by
turning the dial, and yet it delivers the most bang for the
buck as far as picture quality is concerned. Sure
with LCD or Plasma technology the resolution is higher, but I
don't notice a big difference. New CRT TVs
cost a fraction as much as the new tech. TVs! (ie.,
a plasma tv could easily cost $2000.00 - $3000.00)
200512## My RCA brand vcr (model
vr603hf) is likely
10 years old and still works pretty good. Show me a
dvd player which lasts 10 years. (call me when 10 years
approaches). Some of my VHS videotapes are
20 years old. DVDs have better images but someone show me a
dvd-movie which lasts 20 years. (call me
when 20 years approaches).
20051122 I've owned a $43 dvd
player made by Magnasonic (model DVD830) for several months.
What is impressive, is its built-in fan. My dvd's are COOL to
the touch after I have viewed a movie.
20050812 - installed Windows
XP fax service. What a doozie! Again another OEM edition of winXP,
lacking the fax service. Aggravating again (similar
to NTBackup) but I fixed
20050804 - installed windows
XP NTBackup; aggravating
because OEM computer cds erase your
harddrive. & this backup program doesn’t
come pre-installed. I had to download it from a Non-Microsoft
site. (I’m not the only person in this boat with
this problem! See http://www.onecomputerguy.com or
20050801 -installed Tweakui
for xp, seems to work ok. -installed driverheaven tuneXP 1.5,
the settings comfortable with:
it really works! It shortens Shutdown time and shortens
-used resident XP defragmenter. 53GB processed in about 2
-used Excessive Software powerdefragmenter 2.0. poor GUI but
seems to be very fast. (not for windows98).
-ran Diskcleaner 1.55 by R.J. Moerland on windows98; seems to
- installed driverheaven tuneXP 1.5 on windows98; tweaked the
settings comfortable with: no apparent
reduction in boot or shutdown time.
20050731 - SE Backup 0.9.1 Beta requires internet connection
- Backup Genie 1.7 Trial is a 30day trial
- Bushido Backup doesn't work*. (*The version I
downloaded doesn't work)
- Cobian Backup 7 is the last version for Windows98
; future versions will support newer Windows.
The standard version of Cobian does
not have plug-ins needed for the Registry or Restoring your
20050730 - Diskeeper Lite 7 just blows past Windows98
resident defragmenter as far as speed is concerned.
20050701 I purchased a
Diamond Vision DVD player
from Wal-mart; inexpensive unit;
nice features; remote
control failed - rendering the unit a paperweight.
20050615d I phoned Telus and
cancelled my LongDistance
servicebecause the fee $4.95/month is too
costly. Also, calling the
same LD phone number (a pal of mine) in Canada, at similar times of day
than twice as costly per minute compared to another long
distance service. The call center operator could
why my friends were not charged this fee. (My friends could not explain
it neither). The fee
initially was $1.25/month
I am not impressed with my Citizen JDVD3842 dvd player. It
cost about $75 and it conked
out 2 months after the 12 month
warranty expired. The built in computer chip wouldn't
recognize any discs
at all. At least it didn't breakdown the
day after the warranty ran out.
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