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Just a comment about computer settings

by grandpaw7 / August 23, 2004 3:45 AM PDT

It's the kind of thing that throws some newbies, such as me, for a loop and overly complicates my computer and my life.

I was connecting just fine to NetZero. But I screwed up something and could no longer connect. I went to NetZero's offline help page and followed its directions to change varios settings. Still couldn't connect till I corrected the real problem by running Windows 98 setup. My point: why does NetZero tell me I need certain settings when I was connecting fine with other settings? I find this same scenario to be the case from time to time with other programs. Ok, I feel better now. grandpaw

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Re: Just a comment about computer settings
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 4:20 AM PDT


It sounds like you deleted some important Windows files which caused the problem with your connection. That's why running Windows 98 setup fixed the issue. Netzero assumes that you don't have a damaged computer when they suggest their settings. I've used the general Netzero instructions on a few different computers and they seem to work fine.

Hope this helps.


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Methings I complain too much
by grandpaw7 / August 23, 2004 7:30 AM PDT

Grif, my point was that NetZero worked fine before I messed up, even though my settings were different than what NetZero said I should have. But NetZero didn't say I couldn't connect unless I had those settings; I presume that I could just connect more reliably with those settings than with the ones I had. grandpaw

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