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2401  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Time to Wipe this Machine! Clean install? Or XP Repair? on: January 25, 2008, 11:34:24 AM
your PC seems to be cursed.. Wink don't worry, i had a similar situation where in the end the PC just died on me.. could be anything, signs of impending motherboard failure, incompatible graphics card drivers, inadequate power supply output, outdated BIOS but anyway do go ahead with your current plan.. thumbs up
Pretty popular Asus motherboard, but I have seen a number of others posting all over about problems with it. Oh well.

Power supply was what I suspected at first, but I calced all devices, as if they were all working at full power at the same time - which they never do, but it is more than covered - a Silverstone 600W Modular unit.  I could almost be running two setups like this from it.

Bios is one before latest, but a lot of other users are having trouble with the latest, and Asus recommended that unless I was having a specific problem with using my network adapter to leave my current setup alone. Apparently the latest BIOS driver and firmware update was only to correct a network adapter issue. And that is one of the few areas where I don't have any problems!

Jim
2402  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Time to Wipe this Machine! Clean install? Or XP Repair? on: January 25, 2008, 01:10:36 AM
you didn't mentioned what type of problems you were having.. in any case, try to get the latest drivers for the BIOS as well, before starting any re-installing..

Ahh, I've mumbled and whined about them for months here!!  Startup problems, shutdown problems, graphic card driver crashes - a GeForce 7900 GTX super-cooled card and I can't even run the security camera system I installed - crashes every time it starts now. Failed hard drives - replaced two of the Seagates already, failed multimedia card reader - replaced once and that one already doesn't work either!  USB issues, TV tuner card issues, and so on ad infinitum.

I do admit to having installed and removed a LOT of software - it's my nature.  But this box was crashing before I received it.  Several crashes when first setup, and I checked and found 11 crashes in the event viewer and by seeing the mini-dumps and mem-dumps; and all were dated the day before they shipped it to me.

Currently, though, it is just a mess of conflicts and crashes, along with multiple shutdown issues. I just need to start over again and hope for the best. If it still is cursed, then a sledgehammer will do.

Jim
2403  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Losing it all on: January 24, 2008, 11:39:54 PM
The first item speaks more to proper security than backups!  And the second, if the email messages were waiting on the server and not yet downloaded then users would never have had the chance to back any of them up!

Both are certainly odd occurrences but I don't know that they warn about individual user backups.

Jim
2404  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fixed: "Thunderbird is still running..." error and maybe others? on: January 24, 2008, 11:35:39 PM
I didn't lose my messages, nor was Thunderbird exhibiting any of the symptoms you posted about.  For one, it was crashing several times per hour. It just silently closes and the bug reporting dialog appears.  Also, an encryption called Freenigma - which was once installed as a Firefox extension over a year ago and was removed shortly thereafter, but never on Thunderbird - has corrupted several dozen messages.  The entire message is replaced by an invitation to sign up for a Freenigma account.  Freenigma says they know nothing, that it is probably just a Thunderbird problem - which they claim is very susceptible to corruption.

Finally got on my nerves to the point where I just abandoned it.

Jim
2405  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Time to Wipe this Machine! Clean install? Or XP Repair? on: January 24, 2008, 11:00:35 PM
Thanks.  Besides an image of each drive, I am actually synchronizing the contents of all the drives, so I shouldn't lose any data at all.  There are three of them: C: (80 GB Western Digital) has the OS and Program Files, D: (500 GB Seagate) has all data and media files, and E: (another 500 GB Seagate) has nothing but BackUp4All Pro backups, SFFS synced files/folders, Acronis images, and other various backups.

I just finished complete syncs of the C: drive and E: drive, and the D: drive sync is running right now.  The data on all three fit fine on a 500 GB Western Digital external USB drive.

Then I guess I will start formatting the internal drives. From what I understand, if I just insert the recovery CD it will just go ahead and clear the drive or drives, and then reinstall the setup as it was when I received the PC.  As I mentioned in my first post, there isn't any pre-installed junk software to worry about.  But I have upgraded drivers a few times so I'll have to go through all that again, as well as the program installations and configurations.

Jim
2406  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TheBat email client v4 (early alpha) - some observations on: January 24, 2008, 04:43:55 PM
...1. Problems with HTML in Pocomail/Barca on forwards or replies are not intentional, ie. it's not to "increase security", it's due to a limited viewer/editor control used. Btw. AFAIK it is getting replaced.

Not according to Slaven, their programmer from the beginning.  He & I have discussed this countless times - he says it is for security alone.  (And I disagree with him, of course!)

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2. I have seen antivirus programs fail recognizing security threats in html. No protection is 100%.

I cannot say that's not true for you, but no one has ever been able to show me a real live example of it in the past five years.

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Not sure, my guess is that it's way more complex to implement, and way less people use it than the POP protocol.

I don't know how true that is today, since Gmail now offers IMAP.  Still, is that a valid reason? Majority rules?

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Whether it's a valid or non-valid concern, depends on point of view. It certainly increases the security.

I don't really believe that. No one has offered an explanation.

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Of course you can say that people shall patch their OS, always use latest up-to-date firewalls and antiviruses and antispywares and whatever, and you know what I do it, you do it, and few other people too, particularly those on this board and similar geek types. But try to see a majority user of those apps.

So IMHO it increases security (how much is another question, maybe it's just a very small increase in overall security, I don't know), but cutting down on functionality. Whether that's valid, depends on the user. You and I might hate it as we can secure our computers without having to sacrifice on functionality, but there might be others who sleep better thanks to it. (I have found several MAPI viruses discovered in 2004 and 2005 after some short search, though frankly I'm not an expert on that so I have no clue whether those threats would apply on what we are discussing.)

I don't really care if others are lax in patching their OS. Are you saying that it is the email client developers' job to protect the users who do not practice any security at the expense of other users?  Oh, please! Those fools aren't using Pocomail or The Bat! anyway, right?

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We are also speaking about future security. If IMAP has long history of past threats, would you now jump on it as a developer knowing that it was ok for last year or two, but not for the years before?

Anyway, I'd like to stress that I'm not supporting the "no IMAP" stance. I'm the "give me full powers, I decide" advocate.

I think you are mixing up IMAP and MAPI, true?

Jim
2407  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: More on Super Flexible File Synchronizer; Updates Anyone? on: January 24, 2008, 04:28:08 PM
Oh, the feature set is great; no argument from me there.  However the way it is presented - along with the extremely poor scheduling tools - really hurts the application in the long run.  Another thread on SFFS has posts from DC users here who refuse to use it because of the way it is implemented and presented.  And that's really a shame.  Shouldn't be that difficult!

Jim
2408  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Time to Wipe this Machine! Clean install? Or XP Repair? on: January 24, 2008, 02:15:41 PM
This nice, pretty, high-powered Falcon-Northwest Mach V PC sure does look good. Shame it is such a rotten PC otherwise!!

I have had problems since the first week I had it - it's 18 months old now.  Whatever its problems, I have no doubt that I need to start over again.

What I don't know is whether I should just wipe it and perform a clean install of XP Pro, or run a Windows Repair.  Searching for tech help on repairs, it looks like if I go that way I would probably do well to use Autostreamer and stream all MS update patches along with XP Pro.  I haven't done this before so this will be a learning experience.  I can't remember whether or not this PC came with SP2 already installed or not, so I'm not sure whether or not I need to autostream that also.

Then again, there is another option - I have a restore CD that came with the PC from Falcon Northwest.  I'll have to read up on exactly what they included with that.  There wasn't any "junk software" pre-installed on this PC - I made sure to specify that when I had it built.  Actually there were a few performance benchmark demos and a cheap version of Nero that they used to test the PC before shipping it, but no other junk that I can remember.

I also have my Acronis images that I could restore, but wouldn't they contain a lot of whatever crap/corrupted stuff that I am trying to clean out now?  I didn't have Acronis at the beginning, so there is no image of a fresh installation.  Personally I think that is the best way to use Acronis - an image immediately after a fresh install and then keep up with regular images from there.  Starting six or eight months into PC usage may restore some of the junk I am hoping to lose.

Prior to doing any of this I am going to use SFFS to sync ALL folders that might have any user data.  I already use SFFS to sync all my important data and media files, but I don't necessarily have synced versions of the C:\Program Files folders that might have important data, nor all of the folders in the various Application Data folders.  So I am taking a Seagate 500 GB external USB drive that is hardly used, formatting it, and I'm going to sync ALL possible locations of any user data scattered around my PC.  That way if - after I am finished with whatever recovery that I end up choosing - whenever I manage to get back up and running if I notice I am missing something important that I cannot find in any of the My Documents data folders, hopefully I can search through that external drive and find it in one of the other folders.  I am also scouring the PC to find any purchased applications that were downloaded and burn them - along with their registration keys, etc. - to CDs.

Any suggestions about which method I should use to clean up this PC and start over again?  Or any other tips and hints before I get started?  Not having done this before I am sure that some have discovered some things that I would rather not find out the hard way, if possible!!  All advice is appreciated!!  Thanks!

Jim
2409  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TheBat email client v4 (early alpha) - some observations on: January 24, 2008, 01:51:50 PM
That's not the problem, but I don't want to get into all that in this thread - way OT!

Jim
2410  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: January 24, 2008, 01:13:22 PM
Surely he is also permitted to mention his problem here also, isn't he?  Seems like you're treating him roughly for even mentioning his issues.  After all, this IS a thread about file managers, and a lot of other users have posted about their problems with such here.   smiley

Jim

Sure he is, and I never once said he shouldn't/couldn't. I do think he should file a bug report in addition to compaining about it here though, because how is a product supposed to be improved if nobody mentions the problems they are having to the developer(s)?

In any case, what rubbed me the wrong way was that he came into the thread claiming that no other file manager mentioned here other than Windows Explorer and xplorer² does unicode properly, something which just isn't correct.

OK - I just couldn't figure out why you were....  chastising him?  (At least it seemed like it!)

Not my business!!  Cool

Jim
2411  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TheBat email client v4 (early alpha) - some observations on: January 24, 2008, 01:00:09 PM
I am also looking for a new email client - I have actually been using webmail interfaces for a couple of weeks - Yuck, blah! - because Thunderbird, which I have been using since V.2 was released and I love it, became somehow corrupted and new profiles are not the answer apparently.  I could just do a complete cleanout and reinstall it fresh but I am a little ticked there is no better way to repair it.  I have more than 15,000 messages in it and approximately 500 total folders/mailboxes.  I don't wish to re-create them, and importing them from the corrupted installation, well, that just wouldn't be wise, would it?!

I used Pocomail for three years previously (and Barca for a while when they first released it), and I recently looked at "The Bat!", but I simply don't wish to live with what I consider the "crippled" HTML rendering along with the extremely limited support of IMAP mail accounts.  Personally, with common security protections on my PC (and other PCs I use) I have not seen any security threat from an HTML message that wouldn't easily be handled by an Antivirus and/or Anti-Spyware program.  And I have no idea why these apps do not willingly support IMAP.  Anyone know why IMAP is a problem with either Pocomail or The Bat!?

Another issue I kept banging up against with Pocomail was the refusal to support MAPI. I could not have other applications which are capable of sending emails directly from their own UI use Pocomail because Pocomail won't accept such commands.  Their reasoning is - once again - security.  All those apps are subject to allowing malware to use that path to spam people - I don't believe that's a valid concern.  (Someone should point me to the last time that issue was recorded in the last five years. I cannot find any!)

I know that there is a niche market for such "security measures" in an email client. But I believe the mainstream want and need proper HTML rendering in their email.  I do!  And not for personal reasons only; I receive a lot of business-related email newsletters that can be read - kind of - in Pocomail, but cannot be resent or forwarded because the HTML is stripped out, rendering a newsletter unreadable.

Jim
2412  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: More on Super Flexible File Synchronizer; Updates Anyone? on: January 24, 2008, 12:35:39 PM
Hopefully you all know that the V. 3X local scheduler must be open and running for it to work.  (If SFFS isn't open the schedule does not work at all - it isn't using the Windows Task Scheduler).

And the ExtremeSync service is supposed to run similar to Windows Task Scheduler, but it won't on my PC unless I have SFFS open and manually start the service each time.  (That may be a problem on my PC though).

Jim
2413  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Home Backup Protection on: January 24, 2008, 12:31:47 PM
That's a joke, right?

Or isn't there any safe torage requirements for guns in the .us?
Yes, but aren't there also people in your location who ignore such laws?  There are here.

another thing too is that very few people over here have guns in the first place
(I guess that's a generalisation about Europe undecided I wouldnt be sure about lot of countries here but I think it's fairly much the case)

That would be nice here too - no guns at all.  Unfortunately I don't see anyone giving anything more than lip service to such a policy here.

(BTW, I finally did go and take a look at the youtube video itself - I hope everyone realizes it's a parody & not a real ad!!)

Jim
2414  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: January 24, 2008, 12:24:03 PM
...Sure it's part of the product, but it is not part of the file manager itself. Windows is in no way free, and it comes with a lousy picture manager, a sub-par file manager, a merely average browser, a useless defrag tool +++ but all that doesn't mean that the OS itself is useless, even though I actually paid for all of the things it includes. Why? Because none of the things I just mentioned really have any direct influence on the main purpose of an OS.

EDIT: Just to clarify though, I do think you should care about whether or not an included part of the product works just as you want it to seeing as you're paying for it, but in this case I don't see it as an important part of the program.

Anyway, if you encountered a problem, why not report the problem to the developer and see if they can fix it? I'm sure they will as long as someone actually let's them know about it.

Surely he is also permitted to mention his problem here also, isn't he?  Seems like you're treating him roughly for even mentioning his issues.  After all, this IS a thread about file managers, and a lot of other users have posted about their problems with such here.   smiley

Jim
2415  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: More on Super Flexible File Synchronizer; Updates Anyone? on: January 24, 2008, 12:52:49 AM
PS I was initially "with Lashiec" WRT the SFFS 3 GUI but over time it grew on me and I find it incredibly intuitive and easy to use. The ergonomics of the GUI in v.4 beta are cumbersome and seem to require more clicking and searching to get things done. Just a quick observation though... early days in my use of it.

Doesn't sound too encouraging, Darwin.  Have you looked at the schedule setup?  That was another area where SFFS lacked greatly and Tobias had promised to make significant changes there.

Thanks.

Jim
2416  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Home Backup Protection on: January 23, 2008, 04:17:30 PM
That's a joke, right?

Or isn't there any safe torage requirements for guns in the .us?
Yes, but aren't there also people in your location who ignore such laws?  There are here.

Jim
2417  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Happy Birthday to App103 on: January 23, 2008, 11:52:57 AM
Ha!  Looks like we're almost neighbors, too!  (Nice cherry blossoms!!)   Grin

Jim
2418  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Happy Birthday to App103 on: January 23, 2008, 11:51:40 AM
Happy Birthday!!

Sorry I missed the big day.   Sad

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2419  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Computer/PC Users Groups - Membership at DonationCoder? Other Ideas? on: January 23, 2008, 11:45:44 AM
There are plenty around here, and I would love to join one.

Unfortunately I rarely get out; pretty much stuck here.  So I live on this box most of the time.   ohmy Cool

Jim
2420  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: An apology on: January 23, 2008, 01:18:02 AM
Heck, I was busy for a week or so and wasn't here much at all.  I didn't even know anything happened regarding all this!  Better that way, more than likely!  Anyway, welcome back dude!

My quote, with due respect for Carol's Nietzsche quote:
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"When you go your way and I go mine."

From: 'Most Likely You Go Your Way (I Go Mine)' - Bob Dylan

Jim
2421  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: January 22, 2008, 11:43:05 PM
Yes, I can confirm that DOpus 9 behaves as expected when "delay double-clicking" (a technical term) an image file (ie the result is that the filename is highlighted allowing me to rename the image file).

Dormouse, Darwin:  Then I now have to check all through my DOpus preferences to see what I have selected - or deselected in there that might affect this.

When I found issues with the content thing that DOpus does I was on their forum for a while and as a result they had me changing a lot of settings to do with images.  Looks like one of them might be doing this.

Thanks.

Jim
2422  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [Bug report?] farr - short freeze every 6 launch/close on: January 22, 2008, 02:21:11 PM
21.92 seconds after disabling INI monitoring as per Armando's post above!

Jim
2423  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [Bug report?] farr - short freeze every 6 launch/close on: January 22, 2008, 01:55:54 PM
Ouch!!  Third test:  677 seconds!  Getting worse!
2424  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [Bug report?] farr - short freeze every 6 launch/close on: January 22, 2008, 01:54:44 PM
I tried Comodo about a year ago when it was in beta.  Uninstalled it pretty quickly, too.  It wasn't intuitive at all.  Locked out my own network by default and after about a dozen attempts to get it included, it was still kicking it around.  I never did like it.

Jim
2425  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [Bug report?] farr - short freeze every 6 launch/close on: January 22, 2008, 01:52:47 PM
Never mind - found it.  168 kb.
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