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  1. Neil Young - Campaigner Neil Young - My Heart Neil Young - Piece of Crap Neil Young - coupe de ville Neil Young - Twilight Neil Young - This Note's for You Neil Young - Sleeps With Angels Neil Young - Safeway Cart Neil Young - Driveby The Mama's & the Papas - Dedicated to the one I love The Mama's & the Papas - dream a little dream of me Madonna - Live to tell The Beatles - Yellow Submarine The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping The Beatles - A Day in the Life The Beatles - In My Life The Beatles - Because The Beatles - Golden slumbers The Beatles - Carry that weight The Beatles - Let it be Tangerine Dream - Sequent ^c Rammstein - Ein Lied PJ Harvey - Angelene The National - Afraid of Everyone PJ Harvey - Catherine The National - Sorrow PJ Harvey - Black Hearted Love
  2. the first one must have magic files inside.... nice pics.
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  4. Happy New Year too!!!!
  5. Rather than "taking it out," which I assume means unscrewing it and removing it entirely..... try unplugging the power cable to the CD-ROM. Then put the computer case back on and turn your computer back on. See if Windows loads correctly then. That way you can easily plug it back in.... takes like 5 seconds. Then you'll be able to determine if the CD-Rom is in fact the problem.
  6. Merry Christmas To All You!!!! ^ Hehe. Reminds me that the latest IrfanView (4.32) just came out, yay! There's aren't many Windows ME programs where I wait for the next release. Maybe like 4.... so it's a nice Christmas present for my poor computer!
  7. Jimi Hendrix: Little Wing The Wind Cries Mary All Along the Watchtower Hey Joe Angel Castles Made of Sand Voodoo Child U2 - With or Without You Neil Young - Grandpa's Interview Neil Young - Boxcar Neil Young - Driveby
  8. LOL @ spoiler
  9. I wrote the article so I wouldn't have to write any more How To's for formating a computer. I'll just refer back to this in the future. "Tech Help" isn't really my speciality. Whereas, let's all just beat a horse to death and then bring it back to life. I see your point though. Well, if you delete this topic I understand. Doesnt' really help people much... it's your forum.
  10. You'll just have to check more frequently for the next bad sector to appear, and hope that it doesn't end up being a system file that gets lost or ruined. If you're computer still works, then it still works. If it doesn't, then it doesn't. I wouldn't worry about it unless you computer stops working correctly. I'm lucky, I've been using the same Quantum Fireball (40 gb) for eleven years and it has zero bad sectors.
  11. How to Format Windows 98/ME for Newbies by ScrewUpgrading a.k.a. How to NOT Fix Your Computer But Workaround The Whatever Issue You Have By Starting From Scratch* I've noticed a lot of people come here who have an old computer that is beyond their repair. Whether it's virus infected, they installed the wrong patch and nothing works correctly now, the file registry is messed up, or else Windows crashes loading up every time. The simplest method of 100% fixing your computer is by Formatting it. This method of computer repair might seem scary to people who have never done it before, but actually it's one of the easiest things to do. And there's nothing wrong with doing it. All you're doing is deleting files. The same thing you do everyday when you delete a picture or a document. The only difference is in this case, you're deleting EVERY file from your computer. Including Windows itself. This is necessary because often Windows becomes messed up. Therefore, I recommend that anyone who uses Windows Me\98\95 in 2011 should learn this skill. Why? Because keeping Windows 9x running in 2011 takes work. Nothing related to Windows Me/98 is "officially" supported anymore. Microsoft isn't releasing updates or security fixes for it. And since you're choosing to use an "obsolete" operating system, if you have problems they don't have any obligation to help you. Except for a couple people at this forum and elsewhere, nobody works on keeping Windows Me/98/95 relatively up-to-date. All un-officially, that is. There are some really good "un-offical" programs that enhance Windows 9x but I won't get into that here. That's entirely another topic. But if you run into some road blocks, and want to get your computer back to its original state... then read on. Formatting Windows Me/98 and what you'll need to do so. You'll need: 1. A standard blank 3.5" Floppy Disk (1.4 Mb) 2. Windows Me, 98, or 95 install CD Step One: Make sure you get into the habit of backing up your personal files. Either onto a CD-R disc, a floppy, or USB Flash Drive. Since ALL your files will be lost during a format, it's important that you regularly make backups. Step Two: Create a Boot (Startup) Disk. This can be done by going to the Start Menu and then clicking on "Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs." There should now be a tab for "Startup Disk". Click on it and follow the directions. Step Three: Once you've completed making a Startup Disk you can now shut down your computer. Step Four: Once the computer is off, place your Startup Disk into the A:\ drive. Now, turn your computer back on. Step Five: The computer should boot to the DOS command prompt. The screen should say "A:\" Next, type in the following (omitting the quotations): "format c:" Press enter. At this point a message will appear asking for confirmation. Type "y" to answer yes. The format will begin. Step Six: Once it's done formatting the hard drive it will ask for a Volume Label. This is just a name you can give it. You can pick anything. "Fred" for example. Now that the format is complete the command prompt should say "C:\" At this point, your hard drive is empty. Step Seven: You can now turn off your computer. Restart your computer and you'll get a message saying "non-system disk error." This is fine, it just means that there's no Windows. Insert the Windows CD. After you've inserted the Windows disc, type in the following simultaneously: "CTRL-ALT-Delete" Windows Setup will now begin. Follow the instructions. You've just completed formatting your hard drive. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DISCLAIMER This article is the work/opinion of ScrewUpgrading only. I don't speak for MSFN or anyone else here. Follow my instructions at your own risk, no one here is liable. *nicely suggested by jaclaz.
  12. And it still works like crap? I'd reformat that thing. Go to my computer. Right click on the A:\ drive, and select "create system disk." Or whatever it's called in Windows 98. (For Windows ME you go to the control panel's Add/Remove thingy, not my computer. Basically, just right click on crap until you find something for making the system disk) So, make a boot disk using the above method. Then turn the computer off. Then place the floppy disk into the drive while the computer is OFF. Turn the computer back on. When the computer loads to the DOS prompt it should say "A:\" Then type: "Format C:" and hit enter. Then hit "Y" for yes, it will erase EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN. AND magically fix everything! I guarantee it. Then pop in your Windows 98 CD and install. ^^^ This will 100% fix your computer. Oh and, if there's no FORMAT.COM created on the boot disk (Microsoft's evil attempt to screw with you!!!) copy FORMAT.COM to the boot disk you just made. It should be somwhere in the Windows folder.
  13. reformat
  14. I just finished reading Foxbat's link to the other thread. Have you considered re-installing Windows?
  15. In DOS terminology: Boot Disk or Emergency Boot Disk = floppy diskette. Yes, a floppy disk that's capable of booting your system. Not the Windows 98 CD. You could use the Windows 98 CD to overwrite everything though.