Otherwise known as "Nat". I need some more help with electronics! My question this time:
I have a spare hard drive that I'd like to salvage files from. Its Windows XP got so screwed up by some sort of virus that it couldn't be repaired. Rather than reformat and lose all the files, I installed another hard drive to reload Windows. Once I got that working, I re-installed the original hard drive to try to pull the files off of it. Files that were not password protected I could get access to. Unfortunately, much of the files were by users who had access protected by passwords. I wasn't able to access those files.
I tried to change the passwords . . no success. I tried to disable password protection . . . no success. A computer tech at work suggested I go to "Tools" ---- "Folder Options" ---- "View" . . . and then uncheck the "Simple File Sharing" box. I got as far as "View", but there was no "Simple File Sharing" box.
Any ideas how to get past the user passwords on a screwed up Windows XP? Would I need to take this in and pay a tech $60/hr to retrieve the files for me? Any help that ANYONE could attempt would be appreciated. Thanks.
Eh...did you do something to the background colors today? They seem to be very glowie and bright. I am having trouble with my eyes thinking it is too vivid and I can't see the text as well now. If you didn't change anything...maybe it is just me...and the eyes decided to poop out on me today.
I see the text window is the same. The border color is so bright for me that is is creating a conflict for me. Still difficult to read with such bright ambience. (Sorry to be such a pain, but wondered if anyone else has this problem, or is it just me?)
I've toned the green down a bit. More pastel now. You know it aint easy finding colors I like- I want Potpourri to look different than TFF or BFF- which takes out blues and pinks. And the marque background must be compatible with the with blue and red printing. This just leaves certain shades of greens, orange, and plum, etc. And its time consuming experimenting because the colors look different on the color code charts than they do when you actually put them on the screen. It's like picking a color from a color strip but when you paint the room it looks different. I have yet to find just the right colors I like.
Thank you for taking the time to work on that. It is hard for me to see things up close and at arms length, and I have a difficult time with bright colors on computers. Some websites are so bad I have to highlight the text in order to pull it out from the back ground.
I remember once wanting to paint a yellow kitchen. It turned out too bright. Then I learned a trick for getting that pale yellow look right. You buy cream colored paint. Paint the walls with cream and add a white trim and voila! you have a pretty pale yellow room. I never knew that before. Tried it with my house in San Antonio back when, and it turned out perfect.
No problem Shadow- I want everyone to be comfortable here. I too hate websites that are hard to read. Except my problem is I find many websites too dark. They will put black text over a background that's so dark I have to hi-lite the text to read it. Even worse are websites that put the text over some intricate design so it all just jumbles together. I wonder if the people who do these things even look at their site on a computer afterwards. I suppose my problem is that I go too much the other way- to brite vivid high-contrast colors.
i use the 'mozilla' browser instead of internet explorer. i can set whatever colors i want. i prefer black text on a white background. i am not bothered by the choices preferred by the web-page designer. mozilla also has the 'firefox' browser available. the only cost is your time to download and to install. the file is around 15MB. i have seen good reviews for the firefox browser. one of the search engines can get you more information.
That was me that asked about it before. I have been using it without any problems. The only difference I have noticed is that downloads load more slowly . . I suppose its part of what makes Firefox "safer". But, that is a minor . . I wouldn't even call it an inconvenience. One advantage I have noticed: My Yahoo e-mail account stays open to me when I check out this or other sites, so I don't need to type my name or password in each time I return to e-mail . . nice.
You don't need to type your name or password anywhere really with FF. FF has a option to remember passwords- whenever I go to a new site that requires a PW it ask me "remember password?"- if I check yes- then just a click will log me in.
I have not notice FF being slower- but some webpages do look a little different- for example here on Pot the marque crawl and animations run faster on FF than IE, in fact animations run too fast really.
The basic thing that makes FF safer is that it is not tied into the OS as IE is- IE is deeply integrated into the OS so that things like MS-updates can modify the OS. This is fine if you are installing patches and improvements, but it also makes it easy for bad guys to do bad things.
When I'm on Firefox and want to download a pic or video clip, a different box comes up (from that on IE) that shows the download is occurring or has just been completed . . there is a list of previous downloads there too, unless I clear them. So, there is an advantage with FF, that I can go to any of the pics/clips to open them right from the list But, it does take a bit longer for me to download them to begin with (more so with pictures) than I was used to with IE. But, as I noted, its not that much of a delay.
you might check a large bookstore in your area and search through titles relating to wondows xp . I found this title: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/windowsxpannoy/
the oreilly site mentions several titles that might be useful. oreilly publishes many technical books. beware the publishers 'hype'. browsing in a bookstore should give a chance to evaluate the books.