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Welcome to the NEW CNET Windows XP Forum

by David Chan / October 21, 2003 2:03 PM PDT

Welcome to our brand new Home.

To make it easier for everyone I thought I?d put down some notes to help expedite resolving any Windows XP issues.

Remember if you are the one trying to solve a PC problem the others reading your post only has whatever info you divulge in your post to work with.
So remember to provide as much detail as possible.

The following details would be helpful:
1. System information ~ CPU, Ram, Power Supply, Video Card, Sound Card, Motherboard etc.
2. OS ~ XP version, upgrade or clean install, dual/multi-boot, SP1 + updates applied.
3. Details of problem ~ any error message, new hardware/software installed etc.
4. Any attempts to solve problem and results.
5. For continuity please try and continue with the same thread till the problem is resolved.
6. It will help all others if you post a message once a solution is found.

For new members remember that this Forum is a free service so do not expect prompt replies as members & moderators will assist when they can.
Tip ~ when you encounter a problem you should first go to XP?s Help & Support Center as it is a great source of information and provides a link to Microsoft Knowledgebase resource.
Then do a Google search for your specific problem as you?ll be surprised what you can find.

For the others who volunteer their expertise let us continue assisting those who have problems with a professional approach.
Bear in mind that oftentimes the person having the problem may be unfamiliar with his/her PC so a bit more tolerance may be required on our part.
Everyone is encouraged to offer their opinions as that is the only way for us to broaden our knowledge.
But let us continue to treat each other with respect and not let any thread degenerate into personal attacks as has been seen in other forums.

Let us all continue our efforts to make the Windows XP Forum the place where everyone feels at Home and will visit frequently.
Those with tips & information to share should post them so that collectively this forum will be a tremendous resource for everyone to draw on.

David Chan

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Re:Welcome to the NEW CNET Windows XP Forum
by Ben / October 21, 2003 2:26 PM PDT

You all finally did it.


Really appreciate all the help in the past.


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Welcome Ben. Glad you made it Home!
by David Chan / October 21, 2003 2:32 PM PDT

I see you are the second one here!

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Kinda figured....
by Tom Aikman / October 21, 2003 3:12 PM PDT'd be one of the first David:)

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I happened to check on
by David Chan / October 21, 2003 3:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Kinda figured....

and discovered that the new forums are up. Happy

Meanwhile the old forums are still running Confused

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Re:I happened to check on
by Tom Aikman / October 21, 2003 3:19 PM PDT

Maybe Bob is still in the old forum! Grin

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Most are asleep now!
by David Chan / October 21, 2003 3:26 PM PDT

Better get some shut-eye's 1.25am!

Good night...

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Hello David
by LarryD / October 21, 2003 8:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Most are asleep now!

Are they giving out free donuts and coffee to welcome us? (at least in the states they are!)

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It appeats these forums reorder, so that the top post is the most recent
by LarryD / October 21, 2003 10:19 PM PDT

interesting, but going to be confusing, no?

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Go to Feedback Forum...

and post any suggestions or your take of the new forum software.

So far HTML, links & images are issues not resolved.

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Is this by design or a flaw
by LarryD / October 21, 2003 10:37 PM PDT


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Re:Welcome to the NEW CNET Windows XP Forum
by Mark G / October 21, 2003 10:20 PM PDT
Grin glad see you here david not wheres the food:)
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Coming over the NET....
by David Chan / October 21, 2003 10:25 PM PDT

Sent coffee & donuts via Net but opps.. appear to have been hijacked by hackers! Happy

Welcome Mark.

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Is there a ZDNET forum equivilant still rather than CNET?
by Cursorcowboy / October 21, 2003 10:34 PM PDT


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don't believe so, it's all one now
by LarryD / October 21, 2003 10:36 PM PDT


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Thanks. Guess I'll have to work on that signature box.
by Cursorcowboy / October 21, 2003 10:39 PM PDT


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Re: Testing
by Cursorcowboy / October 21, 2003 10:37 PM PDT


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If you are trying to post a GIF, etc.
by LarryD / October 21, 2003 10:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Testing

I think that is one (of the many) kinks they are working on. Be patient, I imagine it will take time (especially with every new poster asking the same questions and posting their complaints!)

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Check the Feedback forum for a list...
by Keith Marcotte / October 21, 2003 10:55 PM PDT

of bugs, wishlists, whatever.

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NT - Thanks - have been there.
by Cursorcowboy / October 21, 2003 10:57 PM PDT


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NT - It is, and thanks. Guess I'll lay low for a few days/week.
by Cursorcowboy / October 21, 2003 10:55 PM PDT


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Gifs don't work but images & links OK
by David Chan / October 21, 2003 11:06 PM PDT

for Images & Links use the standard HTML syntax but without quotes :0)

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Re-Test Gifs
by David Chan / October 22, 2003 12:31 AM PDT
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Trying something - 'ur thoughts!
by Cursorcowboy / October 22, 2003 1:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Re-Test Gifs



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Trying something - 'ur thoughts!
by Cursorcowboy / October 22, 2003 1:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Re-Test Gifs


I note that when replying to your thread that the full text of your message does not display above this editor. Strange to say the least but ony the words above and below the animated Gif -- including it is there.

After checking the page source of your message, I see the source for the image as:

<img src=>

If I insert the GIF image following from my own site using the same structure -- no quotation marks, I only seeing a red X on the <u>view</u> page -- but the URL appears exactly as entered when viewing the properties of this red X. I doubt seriously this will work entirely across the WEB without the quote marks but will post it just to see:

<IMG SRC= Gaston.gif>

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I may have lied.
by Cursorcowboy / October 22, 2003 1:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Re-Test Gifs

<UL> The GIF image entered from my site would have made the HTML code 70 characters long, including spaces. The properties view for the red X on the <u>view</u> page only reflects the first 64 charcters and therefore does not work because it's incomplete.

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Rename Gif/Image ?
by David Chan / October 22, 2003 1:35 AM PDT

When I tried to reply to your last post it said No further post permitted!
So I am posting a reply to your earlier post.

Have you tried renaming your gif/image so that it is shorter?

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Re:Welcome to the NEW CNET Windows XP Forum-Yo, David!
by Brandon Eng / October 22, 2003 12:26 AM PDT

Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to your continued help (hehe)! Good luck to you and everyone here. This is a great learning place, and your knowledge is indispensible. I REALLY prefer the look of the old forum though... well, they say change is good...guess we'll see, eh?


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Welcome Home Brandon..So glad you make it...
by David Chan / October 22, 2003 12:42 AM PDT

<p align=center><img src=>

As you can see the new format takes getting used to.

Embedded Links & Images will only work without quotes.
Any text within quotes will not display.

Check out the Forum FAQ.

But new posts appear instantly Happy

Now you can't remove your own post.
Have to get a Moderator to do so.
As off now Moderator designation has not been effected!

<img src=></p>

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