jassenna

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  1. I tried the zip version of Starter and it installs and works. However, it hangs (stops, neither keyboard nor mouse respond any longer) if I try to kill explorer. It shows quite a few more processes running than the native dialog box, but killing anyone does not change the behaviour of scandskw. There two versions of scandskw.exe; 4.70.1998 and 4.90.3000, in this machine, but only version 4.70.1998 of dskmaint.dll. Nevertheless, both versions of scandskw work (fail) the same way. I believe that, as dencorso said, some software is writing to disk, but it has so far impossible to find.
  2. While a hardware problem can never be disproved, there is against this hypothesis the fact that scandisk, whether started by the power switch or from command line in DOS mode, always runs without problem and does not report any error, whlie scandskw alway fails. I downloaded CodeStufStarter from codestuff.obninsk.ru, but it refuses to install, because of some issue with user32.dll (see attachment).start.txt
  3. There is not any screensaver in use nor monitor timeout. I did disable stimon before asking this forum. Indeed, the only thing in win.ini /system.ini I am in some doubt is cmmpu; anything nonessential was already disabled. I could not kill explore. If I try, using ctrl-alt-del, the turn-off dialog box "Do you want to put computer in standby turn computer off restart computer restart computer in DOS mode " appears, and if I check any of the options, it is performed. If I do not check any and wait, the box "The process is not responding ................................................ Do you want to End task Cancel " appears, but if i chose "end task" , both boxes close and explorer keeps running. I tested scandisk also in Windows safe mode, and it behaved the same. The "log results" option in scandisk menu is not checked.
  4. I have been experiencing the same problem lately, that is, scandskw starts, repeats the "checking FAT" and "checking directories" 10 times, then issues the message "Scandisk was restarted 10 times because some software is interfering with it by writing to disk" . If I chose "continue", it does this again and again. Pressing ctrl-alt-del shows only scandisk itself and explorer as running processes. I noticed I have two versions of scandskw in this machine, 4.79.1998 and 4.90.3000 ; both act the same way. I also tried the dmindr32 I downloaded from the mdgx site and it also acts the same, except that it does not try 10 times before issuing the error message. If I force DOS scandisk, by turning the machine off and on with the power switch, it proceeds to the end without finding any error. I did pull the network plug to check if this was not caused by a network interrupt, but nothing changed. I remember that I did use scandskw in the past without this problem, but the last time was several months ago, so I cannot tell what changed since. I do not even remember whether it was before or after I upgraded this machine from Windows 98 to 98SE early in this year. Current configuration O/S: Windows 98 SE HD: 4.7 GB IDE, one FAT32 partition
  5. Since about one month ago, the error message "Windows Explorer has stopped working" has been appearing at random in this computer. In each case, selecting the option "Restart Explorer" has worked, without any problem other than the closing of any folders that were open on the desktop. The option "Look online for a solution" does not return anything. I did not intentionally install any new software about the time this problem began. I could not see anything suspicious using msconfig. The only other thing I noticed is that opening of folders seems slower. I attached two typical "details" of the error messages. The only diiference between the details messages is in the offset values. There are quite a few of them, and I selected two that appear very often. The strings after the semicolons are translations I added. O/S: Win 7 Home Starter X86. Desktop: traditional (Not Aero). EXPLCRSH.TXT
  6. Some more info; I tried nirsoft´s utilities. bulletspasswords did not work in this case, but dialuppass did. Thank you for the tip. Anyway, I would like to dig deeper. Any of these programs must look for the the saved password in some file or other. Any idea about the names of such files?
  7. Clarifying my question: It is a DSL connection, computer to modem to phone line. There is not a phone number to dial, but it is neither permanently on. On the control panel, it is identified as a wideband connection, WAN miniport (PPPoE). On the desktop there is a connection icon, that opens a window with "connect", "cancel" and "properties" options, plus username and passwword text fields. The password field appears filled with fat dots and there is also a checked checkbox named "remember password". I want to retrieve this password. All this happens without any browser being active.
  8. Is there a way to retrieve a saved password used by an Internet connection, short of tapping the phone line ? Assume the user has admin rights in that machine. O/S: Win 7 home
  9. Thank you all.
  10. This is a newbie question, for which I could not find an answer in the Win7 help: How to access directories/files with spaces in their names from Windows 7 cmd.exe command line? I tried with the space and with some html space markers, as %20 and . None worked. FAT had an 8.3 filename for use in such cases, but NTFS does not. O/S: Windows 7 Home, x86 version.
  11. There is the GPL XPDF suite, which includes an image extractor for pdf. Last time I looked for it, its URL was http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ Best regards, JAS
  12. I recently installed Internet Explorer 9 in a machine bought in 2010 with Windows 7 Home (x86) and IE8 preinstalled. While Windows Mail seems untouched by the installation (the folder and files remain as they were), IE9 is completely oblivious of it. Is there a way to set Windows Mail (not Windows Live Mail) as the default, or at least as an optional, e-mail client under IE9 ? I could not even find Windows Mail in the "manage extensions" list of IE9.
  13. This is what I meant when I said "intercepting the phone line". However, I do not own a BINA nor know anyone who can lend me one, so I was seeking some software way before looking for a BINA. I also would like to know how could an application prevent the logging of the dialed number. This would be no surprise in DOS, but I thought all modem access in Windows had to be done through the TAPI services.
  14. I want to know what number a dialler installed to access an ISP is using. I tried the modem log, but it contains the string ATDT####-#### , which is not a valid number. (I did not think an application could do this, but it did) Is there any alternative to intercepting the phone line? O/S: Windows 7 Home Starter ; as single-user as I could make it. my knowledge of Window 7: very low. The reason why I want this number is to be able to access that provider from a DOS machine, where the dialler will not work. They do not object to this, indeed I did so until they changed numbers, but neither they bother to help.
  15. Has anyone used an ADSL USB modem under Win 7? I tried a Conexant Access Runner and could install the driver; the modem gets an IP address and the ADSL diagnostics are OK, but I could not get a PPPoE connection. NetMon shows different values of HWA for the modem and NDISWANBH; the last does not have an IP address. O/S: Windows 7 Home Starter, preinstalled in the computer.