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PostPosted: 26-10-2007 07:23    Post subject: Tech Help - the sequel Reply with quote

For all your day-to-day technological queries and quandaries... God I'm channelling Robert Robinson

To share jolly good programs and freeware and such, head on over to Useful Apps.
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PeripartOffline
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PostPosted: 22-01-2008 14:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm bumping a very old and lonely thread, but hopefully it won't mind - I only want to be friends with it.

My problem is this - having had a problem with an old PC (which is, to all intents and purposes an ex-PC), have invested in a new machine. Old machine had CD-writer and Nero (not sure what version). New machine has DVD-writer - woo-hoo! - but no burning software that I can see.

So can anyone help - does a Windows XP machine come with some suitable software pre-installed, or will I need to (gasp!) spend some money? Nero 8 is 50 Euros, which is out of the question!

Ideally, I'd like some free software that enables drag-and-drop copying of files to CD or DVD, but I'm open to offers.
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PostPosted: 22-01-2008 15:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out CD Burner XP.
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PostPosted: 22-01-2008 16:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Win XP comes with it's basic built in CD burning utility - However with that alone it cannot burn DVDs only CDs - You'll need Nero or similar to burn to DVD
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PostPosted: 22-01-2008 17:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for being dim, Rrose, but where's that utility to be found? I had a mooch around the XP menu, but wasn't entirely sure what I was looking for. At the moment, I've got no further than having files on a CD which, according to my computer, are still waiting to be transferred to my disc, even though they're on it, if you follow me (and I'm not sure I follow myself!), which has me confused!

As it happens, I would expect that most of the data will still go to CD rather than DVD, but now someone has told me that DVD-Rs have the facility for the simple "drap-and-drop" capability that I'm hoping for. Is this true?
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PostPosted: 22-01-2008 21:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

The free CD/DVD burner I mentioned earlier has a "drag and drop" facility...
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Dropbox: is a cool feature whereby you can drap and drop files to a floating “drop box” (see screenshot on the right). I am a sucker for cool features like this one.

review etc here
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PostPosted: 22-01-2008 22:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peripart wrote:
Sorry for being dim, Rrose, but where's that utility to be found? I had a mooch around the XP menu, but wasn't entirely sure what I was looking for. At the moment, I've got no further than having files on a CD which, according to my computer, are still waiting to be transferred to my disc, even though they're on it, if you follow me (and I'm not sure I follow myself!), which has me confused!

As it happens, I would expect that most of the data will still go to CD rather than DVD, but now someone has told me that DVD-Rs have the facility for the simple "drap-and-drop" capability that I'm hoping for. Is this true?



See these liks should help:
http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/CDXP/

http://dallas.tamu.edu/e-learn/WinXP-CD_Burn.html

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PostPosted: 10-03-2008 07:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a slight problem with Firefox. It still works, but emblazoned over the top left-hand corner is a large pop-up reading:
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XML Parsing Error: no element found
Location: chrome://global/content/alerts/alert.xul
Line Number 1, Column 1:

..and that's it. No minimise or "X" buttons, it stays obstinately on top. As I said, FF still works, but this box obscures all the top menu buttons and most of the All-In-One sidebar, making navigation tricky. When I exit FF the box remains (have to go into task manager to kill it.)

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: 10-03-2008 08:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

stuneville wrote:
I've got a slight problem with Firefox. It still works, but emblazoned over the top left-hand corner is a large pop-up reading:
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XML Parsing Error: no element found
Location: chrome://global/content/alerts/alert.xul
Line Number 1, Column 1:

..and that's it. No minimise or "X" buttons, it stays obstinately on top. As I said, FF still works, but this box obscures all the top menu buttons and most of the All-In-One sidebar, making navigation tricky. When I exit FF the box remains (have to go into task manager to kill it.)

Any ideas?

Save a copy of your personal bookmarks.html, from your Profile (wherever it's hidden, these days) and re-install the latest version?
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PostPosted: 10-03-2008 13:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can thoroughly recommend FEBE for backing up FF bookmarks, Stu.

As for your other problem - what build are you using?
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PostPosted: 11-03-2008 08:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

stuneville wrote:
I've got a slight problem with Firefox. It still works, but emblazoned over the top left-hand corner is a large pop-up reading:
Quote:
XML Parsing Error: no element found
Location: chrome://global/content/alerts/alert.xul
Line Number 1, Column 1:

..and that's it. No minimise or "X" buttons, it stays obstinately on top. As I said, FF still works, but this box obscures all the top menu buttons and most of the All-In-One sidebar, making navigation tricky. When I exit FF the box remains (have to go into task manager to kill it.)

Any ideas?


Its most likely one of your extensions causing the problem, restart FF in safe-mode (the FF option, not Windows safe-mode) and enable your extensions one at a time, to see which one is dodgy.
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PostPosted: 11-03-2008 08:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

CygnusRex wrote:
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Its most likely one of your extensions causing the problem, restart FF in safe-mode (the FF option, not Windows safe-mode) and enable your extensions one at a time, to see which one is dodgy.

Best advice, yet. Smile
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PostPosted: 11-03-2008 15:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and sure enough, it did the trick. Thanks, swan Smile.

And thanks to Jack for pointing out FEBE as well. What a boon!
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PostPosted: 11-03-2008 18:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if I'm being a tad thick here....

To backup bookmarks, you just click "Bookmarks", "Organise Bookmarks", "File", "Export" then browse to wherever ya like, a USB memory stick in my case, then click "Save".

At least, that's what I do....am I missing something?
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PostPosted: 12-03-2008 11:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing with FEBE is that you can configure it to back-up everything - extensions, themes and bookmarks - automatically, so it's a godsend to the lazy FF user Wink
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