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Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 29th 07, 03:48 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By *rain*drops*
Will my XP recognize 160 Gig HD?

I want to thank everybody who has responded. I've learned quite a lot.
Most importantly, I am relieved that I don't have to "flash the BIOS"
(whatever that is). I do have XP SP2, and a partition...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 27th 07, 05:32 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By *rain*drops*
DVD-RAM drive -- can't burn?

Thanks for digging up that information. I don't think I feel comfortable
with DVD-RAM. It sounds fussy. This is on a laptop computer that I hope to
reformat and sell as soon as I get my desktop...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 27th 07, 05:09 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By *rain*drops*
Will my XP recognize 160 Gig HD?

I appreciate the advice. I found the motherboard guide. I have an ASUS
P4BGL-VM motherboard. It's several years old. The machine is not currently
working -- HD crashed. Before I open the box...
Forum: Customizing Windows XP April 26th 07, 10:26 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Replies: 8
Views: 16,279
Posted By *rain*drops*
How to set NOTEPAD to save to UNICODE as default

I guess the title says it: In XP, how do I set NOTEPAD to save to UNICODE
as default. I posted a similar query and recieved just one response,
recommending me to get a different program. I want...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 25th 07, 08:22 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By *rain*drops*
DVD-RAM drive -- can't burn?

Well, I do have Nero, and it was Nero that said it couldn't burn to the DVD
discs that I bought. I presume they were either DVD-R or DVD+R. (Why do
things have to be so confusing?)

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Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 25th 07, 08:21 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By *rain*drops*
DVD-RAM drive -- can't burn?

Thanks, Paul. I'm disappointed to learn that I bought a poor DVD burner.
Here I thought I was getting something good. I do have Nero and can make an
image and burn it to DVD, I guess. I'll...
Forum: Customizing Windows XP April 25th 07, 08:14 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By *rain*drops*
Context Menu Handlers for WMP

Thanks, Wes.

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"Wesley Vogel" wrote in message
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Forum: Customizing Windows XP April 25th 07, 08:06 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By *rain*drops*
a UNICODE notepad by default?

Thanks for the suggestion, but Notepad can save as Unicode. I want to know
how to set it to save as Unicode by default. A reg hack maybe? Thanks

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"You Know Who ~"...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 25th 07, 05:58 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By *rain*drops*
DVD-RAM drive -- can't burn?

Thanks Paul. I checked Office Depot's site and they don't have any media
that specified DVD-RAM. I found this at another...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 25th 07, 05:50 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By *rain*drops*
DVD-RAM drive -- can't burn?

There is no "Manage" when I right-click "My Computer." (Where the heck did
it go?). The DVD-RAM drive is Mat****a DVD-RAM UJ-841S. Perhaps I am
trying to use the wrong type of DVD disc. That...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 25th 07, 05:41 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By *rain*drops*
Will my XP recognize 160 Gig HD?

I bought a new hard drive and am getting ready to install it. The machine
has XP Home SP2 on it now. Will it recognize a HD with 160 gig?

How do I find out if my motherboard will allow a HD that...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 25th 07, 05:39 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By *rain*drops*
?? Installing a ssecond HDI

Bob -- you are absolutely no help whatsoever. What's the point of even
being on this NG if all you do is tell people to Google and read?

Like my gramma used to say, "You're useless as teats on a...
Forum: Customizing Windows XP April 25th 07, 05:37 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By *rain*drops*
Context Menu Handlers for WMP

Wes, the application that added those is WMP. If I uninstall it, then I
can't use it. Plan B?

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"Wesley Vogel" wrote in message
Forum: Customizing Windows XP April 24th 07, 04:24 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By *rain*drops*
Context Menu Handlers for WMP

I'd like to eliminate some of the right-click context menu handles for WMP
10. The ones I want to eliminate a
convert audio format
add to playlist
add to sync list
add to burn...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 24th 07, 03:41 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By *rain*drops*
DVD-RAM drive -- can't burn?

I've got a DVD-RAM drive in my notebook. I bought blank DVD's, but I can't
burn to them. I get a message saying that it's not writable media. I
thought a DVD-RAM would write to DVD too? What...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 24th 07, 03:34 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By *rain*drops*
?? Installing a ssecond HDI

One more question -- the directions said to make a DOS boot disc. Do I do
this when I'm using XP? I thought they killed off DOS or at least buried it
deep enough that you can't boot to DOS...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 24th 07, 03:33 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By *rain*drops*
?? Installing a ssecond HDI

Complicated. Lots of jargon.

How do I check the BIOS to see if it will support a 160 Gig drive?
(I'm using Win XP)

I want to make the new drive the main drive. Master, I guess. Do I have to
put...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 23rd 07, 08:49 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By *rain*drops*
?? Installing a ssecond HDI

OK. I'm a blonde.

I want to install a second harddrive on my desktop computer. I want to make
a dual-boot system. How do I do the installation? Are there settings for
master, slave, jumpers,...
Forum: Customizing Windows XP April 23rd 07, 08:46 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By *rain*drops*
a UNICODE notepad by default?

I work a lot in multiple languages. It's annoying when I paste a clip of
text into notepad, but it wants to save an ANSI. I would like Notepad to
save to Unicode by default. Is that...
Forum: Customizing Windows XP April 23rd 07, 08:42 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By *rain*drops*
2-DVD-Roms Shows up

Unless Roxio Ver 9 does that automatically with out realizing it.


There you go. I killed off my Roxio/Sonic stuff. Caused me nothing but
trouble. I had an extra nonexistent CD Drive showing...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 22nd 07, 02:13 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By *rain*drops*
Lightscribe -- Internal Burner question

Thanks Paul & Pete, for the input. Since the labels take so long and are of
poor quality, I think I'll wait until the technology has improved. Are
paper labels a no-no? I've been using sharpies...
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 15th 07, 04:49 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By *rain*drops*
Lightscribe -- Internal Burner question

Hmmm. I thought this newsgroup was my friend, too. It seems to have
recently become populated with patronizing little boys, however.

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"Og" wrote in message
Forum: Hardware and Windows XP April 14th 07, 08:29 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By *rain*drops*
Lightscribe -- Internal Burner question

I'm in the market for a lightscribe CD burner (yeah, DVD burner too I
guess). I've looked at Tiger Direct and Amazon -- seems the internals run
about $40-60. Various brands. Sony, HP, LaCie,...
Forum: Performance and Maintainance of XP March 20th 07, 12:12 AM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By *rain*drops*
File Won't Behave

One extra piece of information --
When I try to work with the file, NOTHING happens. Not even an error
message.


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*rain*drops*
Forum: Performance and Maintainance of XP March 17th 07, 11:43 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By *rain*drops*
File Won't Behave

I have a file that I cannot access, open, move, edit, or delete. It seems
to be "frozen" in its folder. How can I unfreeze it? I'm using Win MCE (XP
Pro). Thank you.

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