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Computer Glitches [F.A.O., vega]

By Maurice
Apr 15, 2004
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  1. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Been on/at it since 1976
     
  2. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Ta, rbs, they tell me that it's habit forming, seems that they're correct!.......as for me, I don't drink much these days [medical problems], but when I used to imbibe, it was Mackeson's, it's a slightly sweeter drink, I found the black stuff too bitter for me, don't tell the Irish community, I don't want them coming after me with their shellalies![....think I've spelt THAT wrong]
     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

  4. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 501

    As an Irishman myself, I prefer Murphy's but have been know to drink Guiness in a pinch.
     
  5. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Wow!, I'm inundated with "soaks" now, disn't realize you were Irish, Godataloss,, now I AM confused;- Switzerland / Holland / Ireland, now Ireland / Ohio, it's like playing musical chairs / countries, or p'raps I ought to get out more, as they say! [Murphy's?, that wouldn't be Oirish by any chance?]....only kidding!

    OK, I 've got it RBS,..... "shillelagh", my hand-held Seiko Concise Oxford Dictionary [£50, & well worth it] states;- " a cudgel of blackthorn or oak, origin;- 18 century, from the name of the town of Shillelagh, in County Wicklow, there, now we both know, I am enjoying all this banter, but hope we don't get a rocket from the powers that be!
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Godataloss, I prefer Murphy's as well, but it is considered a mortal sin in Dublin, to prefer the stout from Cork.
    Also, I don't know any pub in my area (and I know a few...) that even serves Murphy's.
    I was driving through Ohio (on my way from Michigan to Maryland) only last year July. Did not find Murphy's there either.
     
  7. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    RBS, my recent comments about you & Godataloss moving about, the world, now you say that you passed through Ohio, & as it covers a very large area, I guess you were there on other business, but did you drop off & visit Godataloss while you were over there?, as you know, he lives just south of Lake Eirie.

    Godataloss, I was watching a British TV programme on computing called "Clickonline" the other day, & they spoke of a website called "fishtheworld.com", I wondered if you knew of it, with your background, it looks good, the little they showed you, I haven't visited it, fishing is definitely NOT my thing, but it might be worth you taking a look.
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Please use [​IMG] for off-topic discussions.
     
  9. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    My apologies, Chancellor, will do.
     
  10. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Sorry guys, seems I did step off the beaten track a little, & dropped you in it, I think.
     
  11. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Continuing Computer glitches

    Hope I can use this thread to mention another odd glitch;-

    Sometimes when I shut down, I get a banner titled "Sharing"which goes on to say; "The following users are connected to your computer *********** continuing will disconnect them, do you want to continue YES/NO"

    As I have said, it's not my laptop, it's on loan, & the owner may well have shared it with somebody, but I don't know, & we are not exactly on speaking terms, [yes, HIM!] so could it be that,
    do you think, or is it something more sinister?
    The symbols representing the person [?] connected vary, the ones yesterday read as follows; "Guest [\\ CERICIER]"
     
     
  12. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    Maurice, it sounds as if you've got some trouble there. Number 1, we don't know that the machine wasn't intentionally shared out for the benefit of your "friend" who loaned it to you. Number 2, not knowing exactly what is shared out leaves it open that anything you have saved to the hard drive is not secure. And Number 3, do we know what else could potentially be on this "loaner" computer.......eg. keyloggers, etc.

    Be very careful my friend. I may be jumping to conclusions here and possibly being a bit paranoid but I think others here might tend to agree with me.
     
  13. Goalie

    Goalie TS Rookie Posts: 703

    To respond to Maurice... Windows 9x and ME are notorious for not closing file shares.. even after the window is closed. This is indeed an annoying glitch. But masque points out properly, be sure you have control of your shares- remove them, pw protect them.
     
  14. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Hello, Goalie, haven't had a response from you before, welcome.

    You're saying that it is probably an innocent glitch, I have this minute sent an e-mail to the owner of this loaned machine, [my techie repairer] innocently asking him if I am harming his laptop by shutting down whilst the person is apparently connected. I did it that way, so as not to antagonise him further [have a look at all my posts on this subject, & you'll understand why, this has been going on for weeks]

    Nice to "meet" you, Maurice.
     
  15. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Thought you guys would like to see the last email sent to my techie, & his response;-Maurice. [as you can see, grammar & spelling are NOT his strong points! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry maurice, i'm still waiting to here from colin but as soon as i have any news i'll let you know.



    >From: "Maurice Cole"
    >To: "Carl"
    >Subject: Again, whats happening please?
    >Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 09:51:54 +0100
    >
    >I have heard absolutely nothing from this Colin, I thought you said he would ring me, I appreciate that he has other work of course, but now this is getting into the realms of utter frustration, you've got to admit I've been very patient.
    >I can understand that you have to explore every avenue, but enough is enough, & if he doesn't find a solution in the next seven days, as far as I'm concerned, that is it, after all;- March 26th-----June 11th?, ludicrous.


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  16. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Maurice,
    careful please when you publish emails like that. You should not show anyone's full email-address, ever heard of spam?
     
  17. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Oops, yes, of course, thanks, I'm so angry, I wasn't thinking, I should have deleted the addresses before sending, I know. blimey, you picked up my post quick enough, I'd just that second sent it!, guess you'll be watching the footie tomorrow, me?, I'll be bored to tears, I'm no sports fan!

    As a matter of fact I've recently been infected with netsky q, + a couple of trojans, which I deleted via the vault on my AVG, then ran a check, all clear now.
    Maurice
     
  18. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Edit the post with those emails in them, and all is well.
     
  19. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    RBS; Told you Iwas getting old, forgot I could retro- edit, [done that] you saved my bacon, I think, thanks! Maurice.

    PS, not TOO much of the blackstuff in front of the box, watching England lose,...... oops, did I get that wrong?
     
  20. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Just another "lovely" glitch!....... huh!!
    Frankly I don't know why I'm sending this, as my email provider, is not "connecting to server", so, if & when I get an answer to this query, I probably won't be able to access your reply!
    On the other hand, if it corrects itself in the meantime, [it has before] at least I'll hopefully have some answers on what to do, the next time it happens, as I expect it will.
    It's just the reverse of the problem I had on my own laptop, then, I could do emails, but not get on the net, now I can access the net, [as witness this post] but not the email programme.
    I get the banner that says, [in brief];- "The mailhost / host pophost 1 could not be found, please verify that you have entered the server name correctly, blah, blah, blah."
    I have run my AV, no viruses found, nothing in the "vault", I've checked connections & the phone-line, also checked dial-up connection via desktop; "connected"& it shows the activity , bytes in & out.
    I realise that the latter checks were superfluous, but I checked them anyway, in my desperation.
    Any ideas?, as I said, I've had this before some time ago on my own laptop, & I believe it righted itself, or, someone told me that there was a procedure to correct it, all in all, it's a d****d nuisance.
     
  21. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Refer to my last post;-emailing problem.
    Booted up a couple of hours later & Outlook Express was connected again, emails in/out OK., I said that it might "put itself right", as it has done this before, would you still give me any clues as to why this happens, & is there a procedure to correct this glitch in case I get it again, & it stays indefinitely.
    Thanks.
     
  22. Goalie

    Goalie TS Rookie Posts: 703

    The error message you are getting is related to DNS not resolving for your mail server. This can be a problem of the DNS servers not working, a bad connection, or you having an outdated servername.

    You may wish to check and be sure that you have the most current, accurate servername for your mail server.
     
  23. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Thanks again,Goalie, yes, I did check my servername,it's been the same one that I have had from the start, twenty months ago.
    When you say up to date,why should it change? I have had the same mail server, Outlook Express 6, all along, the same as my web server, Internet Explorer, plus I have stuck with the same ISP.
     
  24. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    On a more general note, those of you who have been helping with my original long-running battle with my "repairer" [12 weeks to date] might like to know the latest development.
    As I said, about a fortnight ago, he passed my laptop on to somebody else, who said he thought he could solve the problems, he works for a registered company who specialise in laptop repairs, & has replaced the faulty BIOS chip with an identical one from a machine with a smashed screen.
    He is now working on re-installing Windows XP, which has been the problem, but now he thinks that he has found a way to do this, & reckons that there is a good chance that he can do this, he has asked me if I would give him two weeks, & if he cannot, he will declare it to be beyond repair, reporting this fact to my original techie, & there would be no charge to him [it's a policy in this country, no repair, no charge]
    So, it seems to boil down to two things, I will either get my laptop back, [no charge] or he will not be charged, giving the strong possibility that I will get some compensation, due to the fact that he has not had to pay out the estimated repair cost of £200 - £300.
    Of course I would expect more than this, as my laptop cost £790 20 months ago, 3 of which, it has been with him.
    Wish me luck guys!
    Maurice
     
  25. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    I wish you the luck of the Irish...
     
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