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Remove Scratches from CD or DVD compact disc?, Part 3

What's the easiest, most cost-effective way to repair a scratched CD or DVD? That was the question Infopackets Reader Manny K. asked earlier this week. In Part 1 of our discussion, I provided instructions on how to properly clean a CD or DVD using a ... cotton swab; at the end of the article, I also asked Infopackets Readers to send me their best home-based remedies for repairing a scratched disc. In Part 2 , I provided a brief explanation of the comments I received, and then proceeded to quote the findings of our Readers. Part 3 is the final stage of our discussion and will continue where we ... (view more)

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'Xp Syspad', and 'Wipe Disk'

Xp Syspad XP SysPad provides easy access to all of the prime Windows system info and utilities, such as the individual control panel applets. XP SysPad is a launcher which makes access to Windows system utilities its specialty. Plus, access a host ... of other valuable functions, such as retrieving Windows 2000/XP Product Key, get your IP address, execute web queries, identify and kill any running process, launch any program, search files, and more. (Go to "Our Software"). http://www.xtort.net/xtort/xtort.php Wipe Disk Console application erases only the unused space on the hard disk. It's non ... (view more)

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WinTuneup Review

Synopsis: WinTuneup provides an all-in-one approach to system cleaning and configuration with a registry cleaner, junk file wiper, memory and CPU optimizer, Internet optimizer, and much more. WinTuneup: Screenshots View Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | ... Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6. WinTuneup: System Information Tools Page OS Information allows you to take stock of the vital system and operating system information. Optimize computer memory allows you to make use of the available memory to its fullest thereby maximizing the performance of the PC. CPU information provides you a clear picture of CPU ... (view more)

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Copy Multiple Folders but not Contents Onto a New Disk?, Part 2

Recall -- Last week , Infopackets Reader Cara J. asked if it was possible to copy folders from one disk to another, without copying the contents of each folder: " Dear Dennis, I enjoy your newsletter greatly. I've been saving documentation on a 100 ... megabyte ZIP disk, which there are multiple folders I've created. I'm running out of space on this particular ZIP disk and will have to start using a new one soon. Question: is there a way to copy just the folders (and not the contents) from the first disk to a new one? I'm particular about the way I file my information and would like to use ... (view more)

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Scandisk and Defrag Report Out Of Memory Error?

Infopackets Reader Ken A. writes: " Dear Dennis, Whenever I try to run Scandisk (and Defrag), Scandisk gets 2/3 through the operation and reports an error message which reads: 'Not enough memory to continue. Close all programs to try again.' Even ... with all programs closed down still cannot run Scandisk. I have Windows 98SE (second edition). I hope you can help! PS: Love all newsletters -- they're great! " My response: Microsoft Knowledge Base article # 229154 states that this error may occur if your hard drive's cluster size is less than 8k. To correct this error, you will need to ... (view more)

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Recover (file undelete) Review

Last month, I emphasized the importance of backing up files in my review of Eazy Backup. Eazy Backup Review Even with regular backups, files can still get lost or deleted accidentally, especially when they are stored on the Compact Flash or Secure ... Digital cards commonly used in digital cameras. Fortunately, Recover represents an affordable solution for restoring files when they are unintentionally deleted from your system. What is Recover? Recover is a utility for recovering deleted files and files missing due to disk failure from FAT 12, FAT 16, and FAT 32* formatted drives. Side Note: FAT ... (view more)

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Reset Windows 2000 admin password?

Donna H. writes: " I have windows 2000 / NT. My administrative password timed out or somehow expired, and now I can't use any of the Administration computer management. How can I reset my Admin password? Thank you for reading this and any help is ... appreciated. " My response: I visited win2000mag.net and found instructions on how to use a program called Ntpasswd. The instructions given below are essentially verbatim, but have been changed slightly to "newbie speak" so it is easier to follow. http://www.win2000mag.net You can use Peter Nordahl's Ntpasswd tool to reset the ... (view more)


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