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Title: Help?
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 13, 2007, 10:44:40 pm
I am seeing this message when I go into my files in Documents and Settings. Does anyone know what this means? I can deal with it but it's rather annoying.

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Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Jack Lupino on February 14, 2007, 01:46:06 am
Lol, so they basically say something along the lines of :

Hello there.
It seems you have a problem.
We want to fix this problem but if we do we can look at your personal files.
We will not exploit this.
If you click on close, nothing will happen.
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 14, 2007, 02:02:27 am
No no look up where it says szAppName and you will see the names of applications in Windows regulation files, like when you type in regedit in run. Does anyone know how to edit the files to fix this?
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: evilcandybag on February 14, 2007, 10:05:40 pm
Hmm, I think that's the computer's way of saying "Gief fresh Windows install, plix!"
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 14, 2007, 11:52:42 pm
Hmm, I think that's the computer's way of saying "Gief fresh Windows install, plix!"

I don't have the disc; Windows came installed on it when I got it, which was like a week ago. I messed with the files a little to make it turn off faster but it shouldn't have had anything to do with this.
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Irrationalist on February 15, 2007, 11:10:42 am
Hmm, I think that's the computer's way of saying "Gief fresh Windows install, plix!"

I don't have the disc; Windows came installed on it when I got it, which was like a week ago. I messed with the files a little to make it turn off faster but it shouldn't have had anything to do with this.

Hmm... I've done tinkering of that sort forever, and have fucked myslef more thean once doing it too. If I remote desktoped with you (or was at your computer), I am almost certain I could fix it.
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Lysix on February 15, 2007, 01:37:55 pm
I don't have the disc; Windows came installed on it when I got it, which was like a week ago. I messed with the files a little to make it turn off faster but it shouldn't have had anything to do with this.

Windows is like a crappy game of jenga. Move ONE wrong piece and it all comes tumbling down.
Still, a new PC without a windows disc? Damn. ):
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on February 15, 2007, 03:31:24 pm
Yeah, that's actually not that uncommon. Preinstalled windows without a disc. Very stupid, and so are anyone who does not make sure that there is actually a disk with the PC bought.
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 15, 2007, 07:30:17 pm
Yeah, that's actually not that uncommon. Preinstalled windows without a disc. Very stupid, and so are anyone who does not make sure that there is actually a disk with the PC bought.

Actually, I knew there was no disc with it and I'm not stupid for buying it because I could easily get XP from my dad (this has media center) or I could torrent it no problem. Sorry I don't like paying extra for a worthless disc I could easily aquire anyway. :)

Oh and thanks for the offer Loki, but the problem seems to have fixed itself. Now, instead of freezing up, it works fine except when I click on My Documents from Documents and Settings, then there is just a tiny little lag. Weird it only happens in that one folder, too. If I go to My Documents from my Desktop it doesn't lag at all.
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Lysix on February 15, 2007, 07:41:03 pm
Yeah, that's actually not that uncommon. Preinstalled windows without a disc. Very stupid, and so are anyone who does not make sure that there is actually a disk with the PC bought.

Actually, I knew there was no disc with it and I'm not stupid for buying it because I could easily get XP from my dad (this has media center) or I could torrent it no problem. Sorry I don't like paying extra for a worthless disc I could easily aquire anyway. :)

Oh my, paying £5 for a legit copy of whats on your computer. Goddamn you would've been so shortchanged.
Either way, reformatting may be a useful thing for you to do. So get torrenting, you illegal eagle, you.
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 15, 2007, 10:48:46 pm
Yeah, that's actually not that uncommon. Preinstalled windows without a disc. Very stupid, and so are anyone who does not make sure that there is actually a disk with the PC bought.

Actually, I knew there was no disc with it and I'm not stupid for buying it because I could easily get XP from my dad (this has media center) or I could torrent it no problem. Sorry I don't like paying extra for a worthless disc I could easily aquire anyway. :)

Oh my, paying £5 for a legit copy of whats on your computer. Goddamn you would've been so shortchanged.
Either way, reformatting may be a useful thing for you to do. So get torrenting, you illegal eagle, you.


Find me a place to get Windows XP for 10 dollars?
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Lysix on February 15, 2007, 11:41:37 pm
Find me a place to get Windows XP for 10 dollars?

Most dealers that sell computers offer the disc free, or with a £5 charge.
But like you said, you can torrent it. So gogo!
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Jack Lupino on February 15, 2007, 11:53:50 pm
I have downloaded a Windows ISO file, wich burned on a cd, its a stripped windows installation, so without all the custom shit you don't need.

Helps a lot, i really recommend it.

 :)
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 16, 2007, 01:44:27 am
Find me a place to get Windows XP for 10 dollars?

Most dealers that sell computers offer the disc free, or with a £5 charge.
But like you said, you can torrent it. So gogo!


None of the PCs at geeks come with the disc, just preinstalled. And there's no point in torrenting because it's brand new, and there aren't any problems with the PC, with that one fixing itself.
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Irrationalist on February 16, 2007, 08:48:29 am
That is rather bizzare. Each install of windows has a mind of its own.
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: evilcandybag on February 16, 2007, 05:32:38 pm
I have downloaded a Windows ISO file, wich burned on a cd, its a stripped windows installation, so without all the custom shit you don't need.

Helps a lot, i really recommend it.

 :)

I have bad experiences with stripped Windows vesions. They tend to be a little too stripped for my needs (many have ditched WMP for better players, but WMP is one of the few players out there that can play hi-res material without lag).
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 16, 2007, 10:40:06 pm
I have downloaded a Windows ISO file, wich burned on a cd, its a stripped windows installation, so without all the custom shit you don't need.

Helps a lot, i really recommend it.

 :)

I have bad experiences with stripped Windows vesions. They tend to be a little too stripped for my needs (many have ditched WMP for better players, but WMP is one of the few players out there that can play hi-res material without lag).

You can easily download WMP off the Microsoft site for free you know...
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Jack Lupino on February 17, 2007, 03:48:08 am
I have downloaded a Windows ISO file, wich burned on a cd, its a stripped windows installation, so without all the custom shit you don't need.

Helps a lot, i really recommend it.

 :)

I have bad experiences with stripped Windows vesions. They tend to be a little too stripped for my needs (many have ditched WMP for better players, but WMP is one of the few players out there that can play hi-res material without lag).

You can easily download WMP off the Microsoft site for free you know...
+1, just about to say that.
Also, paint and all the programs YOU need, doens't mean someone else needs it.

Welcome to www.download.com
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 17, 2007, 08:31:13 pm
Ah dl.com is ok but to warn anyone who goes there, the server is mad slow. I have 300kb/sec dl speeds and it usually goes maybe 20 or 30.
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Ankle on February 18, 2007, 04:18:48 am
I have downloaded a Windows ISO file, wich burned on a cd, its a stripped windows installation, so without all the custom shit you don't need.

Helps a lot, i really recommend it.

 :)

I have bad experiences with stripped Windows vesions. They tend to be a little too stripped for my needs (many have ditched WMP for better players, but WMP is one of the few players out there that can play hi-res material without lag).

You can easily download WMP off the Microsoft site for free you know...

But it won't install if you stripped WMP from your XP install. It just complains that the required technology is missing and dies.

As for playing without lag, you just need better codecs. The latest nightly of ffdshow-tryout dropped my CPU usage in h264 encoded 720p video from ~50% to ~25% vs the older ffdshow that everyone seems to use from years ago because they have no idea the project died and then was forked. That plus a decent player like MPC is all anyone needs on Windows.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow-tryout/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/