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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2010, 02:51:29 AM »

I've found the culprit - at last! After much frustration and testing....  

It's the BTNt service for Bluetooth (Blue Soleil)- I'm setting to manual because I only need it to occasionally connect my Cell Phone!

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« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2010, 03:09:07 AM »

It's not only in the Blue Soleil programme folder but in Prefetch - is that correct?
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« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2010, 01:20:53 PM »

Glad you pinpointed the problem so now you won't have to reinstall. smiley Looks like your persistence paid off.

If you're referring to the main XP Prefetch folder, you can delete the tiny .pf or not. It doesn't really matter as windows will automatically control the folder contents (assuming default registry settings). You can also use a tool like NirSoft's WinPrefetchView, but again--you'll actually be micro-managing an area where XP auto-manages just fine.
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« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2010, 03:05:29 AM »

I think my frustration paid off!  Grin Mum says I'm like a 'Dog with a bone' when there's a PC problem...

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« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2010, 01:39:21 AM »

Grrrrr - back to no shutdown! I surrender - XP has won!  Angry
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« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2010, 01:46:19 AM »

sometimes in cases like this winxp repair would help.. just be sure to make backups first..

http://www.michaelstevens...h.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2010, 01:49:45 AM »

Was considering that - thanks for link  smiley
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2010, 03:45:10 AM »

Hi - been 'incognito' due to the Seacom Cable outage - no International Site access  thumb down

Had to reinstall after all as things really went south! So I'm having to rebuild from a 10 month old Image... ohmy
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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2010, 08:43:16 AM »

Had to reinstall after all as things really went south! So I'm having to rebuild from a 10 month old Image...

Annoying as heck but try to see it as an opportunity to reorganize things a little and make a few improvements.
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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2010, 02:02:38 AM »

I am, but things still not stable! After re install Windows 'decided' to lose this file:-

COMCTL32.OCX

Had to search the net on how to replace! It was in the image because I checked so don't know how it went walkabout... huh
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« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2010, 06:37:55 AM »

Bye Bye XP - Hello Windows 7! I'm loving it!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2010, 01:02:55 PM »

Good for you!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2010, 01:38:06 PM »

Yep, good to hear.  smiley

Seems you've had enough computer aggravation for a while.
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« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2010, 01:27:10 AM »

For sure - spending a month's pension on Win 7 was worth it!  Wink
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« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2010, 09:45:48 AM »

For sure - spending a month's pension on Win 7 was worth it!  Wink
That's a big decision! Very glad that investment is paying a good dividend in peace of mind.
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« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2010, 01:46:02 AM »

Fortunately I took out a loan from the Bank Of Mother  Grin

Interest free and pay as you can! Aren't Mum's great..... Kiss
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« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2010, 08:30:19 AM »

Fortunately I took out a loan from the Bank Of Mother
I understand. I've been running a branch of the Bank Of Father for many years now and have incurred significant losses.  Wink
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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2010, 01:27:34 AM »

I always pay up!  Thmbsup
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