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October 2nd, 2003, 07:45 AM
The Mouse is broken. So, I won't be able to post very much at RR anymore.. sadly.. unless I get a chance on a computer at school (like right now).. So... See ya all around.
October 2nd, 2003, 03:42 PM
You could always go primitive and learn to operate your computer without a mouse. Its not that hard once you know how.
October 2nd, 2003, 04:04 PM
true. it really isn't. Just use alt and ctrl a lot.
Ubergeek, Spawn of Kenny
October 3rd, 2003, 01:21 AM
Too true, Lord K...hell, when my first joystick broke, I was actually working an air combat CD-ROM with the direction keys for a while (mind you, most of the time I 'flew' bombers, but I do recall shooting down at least one attack jet).
Anyhow, I do Feel Your Pain©...malfunctioning mouses are a profound pain in the arse, and hopefully your situation is quickly addressed by a repairman (or some mundane maintenance, whichever comes first).
Ah, and while I'm here...Stupid Round Robin Suggestion®: Would it be OK to link the Roost forum's temporary real-life offline to all the mayhem Hellspawn and his boys have been wreaking?
October 3rd, 2003, 03:39 AM
Always have a back up! If it's a "maintenance" problem, a good cleaning can do wonders. Fingernails/claws serve many various and even practical purposes. http://www.rodansroost.com/ikonboard/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
December 5th, 2003, 02:34 AM
To whomever it may concern I have a question to ask about typing by means of a computer. I realize that this question isn't directly connected to the web but it I suppose its close enough.
After transfering my Monster Wars story from Rodan's Roost to my computer I began to work on it once again. However while writing, my computer experienced an extreme slowdown. I had to wait several seconds after pressing the "n" key, for example, for an "n" appear on the screen. This has never happened before.
I can only think of two possibilities. The first is that the computer is two old. It is a 1995 microsoft word after all. But I doubt that it. Old as it might be, my computer has never experienced such slowdowns before.
The second, more likely, possibility is that the story is so long. People who have read my story can testify to its length. On a ten font the story took up well over forty, or even fifty, pages. The bottom read that the characters were in the hundreds of thousands.
Could it be that the story is simply overloading the documents by its length? If so, what can be done to alleviate the problem (aside from shortening the story of course.) ?
Or is this just a stubborn phase that my computer is going through and I just have to wait for my computer to get itself settled down?
In any case, any comments would be helpful. Thank you.
December 5th, 2003, 11:15 AM
Its the length of the story causing your problems. Instead of saving it as one single word document, save each individual chapter as its own document. That should fix the problems your experiencing.
December 5th, 2003, 11:20 AM
Quote[/b] (obi-juan82 @ Dec. 05 2003,02:34)]The second, more likely, possibility is that the story is so long. People who have read my story can testify to its length. On a ten font the story took up well over forty, or even fifty, pages. The bottom read that the characters were in the hundreds of thousands.
* Could it be that the story is simply overloading the documents by its length? If so, what can be done to alleviate the problem (aside from shortening the story of course.) ?
* Or is this just a stubborn phase that my computer is going through and I just have to wait for my computer to get itself settled down?
Actually, I'd have to say the second possibility is less likely than the first. Roost Fighter took up 71 pages on my word document but I never had any slowdown problems. I don't think it's the length that's causing the problem, but rather the first possibility you suggested. Having an old computer run a big document isn't exactly the healthiest thing. My suggestion would be to consider upgrading beyond Windows 95, even just to Windows 98 or XP.
December 5th, 2003, 12:21 PM
That has happened to me once before. But when I cleared out my hard drive it went back to normal.
There is also a question I would like to ask. When I copy stories from a word document onto Rodans Roost at paticular parts it comes up like this: n*#13k and loads of gobbledegook. Why is this?
December 6th, 2003, 12:55 AM
Guys I just checked out my story. Its some ninety two pages long at 520 kilobytes. http://www.rodansroost.com/ikonboard/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif I'm going to have to cut and paste chapters (again) to a few chapters a document.
Just one thing. Would that mean when I finally finish and put it here on the Roost that each document should have its own post?
January 2nd, 2004, 04:35 PM
That depends, each post has a maximun number of characters allowed, I dont know the count off hand, but if your chapters are really big, which it sounds like they are, then you will probably have to post 1 or 2 chapters per post.
April 20th, 2004, 06:16 PM
Dear everyone, I wanted to know, how can a "curly" quote be made a straight quote? I was told that that would cut down on typos when transfering my stories to the roost but how do I "uncurl" quotations?
Any help is thanked for in advance. G'day and thank you! http://www.kaijuphile.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
April 25th, 2004, 12:42 AM
<font color='#8D38C9'>Well, I recently installed Panda Antivirus Titanium 2004 to get rid of a virus called "terminator" or "killapp", and so it did, but later, things got worse when the software made my computer sloooooooow and commited system errors (Win XP), so I decided to uninstall the antivirus and ooooh, surprise surprise, it gives me the "Error installing ikernel.exe (0x10000)" message box right after trying to open the "setup is preparing the InstallShield wizard, which will guide you through the rest of the setup process, please wait". So I can't uninstall the antivirus and everytime I start windows it says that the system has been recovered from a grave error, and then my internet doesn't work and I have to restart my comp to make it work properly. I've tried finding a solution via online, but all I get is how to solve the problem caused when INSTALLING software, not uninstalling it. This is driving me crazy!
Anyone could help me with this? It would be greatly appreciated! http://www.kaijuphile.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/helpme.gif http://www.kaijuphile.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/helpme.gif http://www.kaijuphile.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/helpme.gif
May 6th, 2004, 09:58 PM
I don't get it, every time I start up the computer the only thing I see is the desktop wallpaper and that's it! Nothing else! What's happened and how can I fix it?
May 6th, 2004, 10:03 PM
That happens to me sometimes. Have you tried unplugging it and then turning it on.
Works for me.
Otherwise, we need a computer expert here.
I hate computers.
May 7th, 2004, 05:00 AM
Right-click on your desktop; once the option menu appears, select the top option "Arrange Icons By >" and in the sub-menu, make sure "Show Desktop Icons" is selected.
May 7th, 2004, 07:37 AM
Right click is disabled.
May 7th, 2004, 07:39 AM
I should probably also mention that the start bar has also disappeared.
May 7th, 2004, 04:32 PM
<font color='#348781'>I think it might be a virus. Something similar happened to my friend and he thinks its the sasser worm.
May 7th, 2004, 05:22 PM
Son of a woman, and because of it I can't access my virus killer!
May 20th, 2004, 04:29 PM
If you have it in the first place, your anti-virus prolly sucks, lol. Norton is never much help. McAffee is supposedly like the best. Anyways, it sounds like some type of virus, but if it were Sasser, it'd never start up at all, it'd keep rebooting and never load Windows. Unfortunately, I think I got this one one of my comps.
June 20th, 2004, 05:58 PM
Because people are far more reliable and understandable resource then a search engine or some dumb-*** book for Dummies, I'm wondering if anyone hear is familiar enough with my following PC problem.
I have a Hewlett Packard, Brio PC that runs on Windows 98 and recently every time I turn the machine on, I'm told by the computer that drive C has some bad errors on it and that I need ScanDisk to fix the problem. What does this mean, is it a truly serious problem and if so, how do I fix it?
The computer was donated to my folks by a friend you owed them money, so I don't have any of the original Windows 98 software on CD. And even with that mentioned, I have no idea if the ScanDisk is included on it. I hope that any of you guys and girls can help me out hear, despite my writing capabilities from all my past posts, I rather computer illiterate and can't afford to have the machine crash or break on my any time soon.
I look forward to your replies and thank you for your time.
June 20th, 2004, 06:08 PM
This should really be in internet/web mastering section but I see that your urgency could make an exception.
Scandisk is a Microsoft utility that is designed to check the integrity of a computer hard disk drive to verify that there are now significant issues which could cause issues with your computer data.
My guess is that if your computer is saying that you need it then go download it, or it might already be on there. These instructions came from:
And so did some of the info. Here are their instructions:
Click Run and type scandisk in the run box
Within the scandisk window select the drive that you wish to be checked.
Choose the option between standard and through. It is recommended you run standard first, if you encounter issues with scandisk then run the through scan.
Finally click start to begin scandisk.
These are instructions for Windows 98. Go check this out and see if it works. Hope it helps.
June 20th, 2004, 08:59 PM
I'm thinking your computer should already have it. Go to your C: (hard drive) and look for the WINDOWS folder. In it, you should find CLEANMGER (the disk clean-up utility for getting rid of junk files), DEFRAG (disk space optimizer), REGEDIT (registry utility) and SCANDSKW, the Scan Disk thing.
You might want to right click on each of these to create a shortcut for your desktop so you can readily access them periodically. DEFRAG takes a while to run and any other programs should not be running when you do it. These are handy little things to keep your computer running fairly smoothly. Of course, your mileage may vary!
June 25th, 2004, 11:54 PM
Now I'm having trouble. I can't get my Window's Media Player to open. My version came with the computer, but now it won't open. It has not had a problem for two years, and I don't know why it is messing up now. Can anyone help me?Shadow you might want to try redownloading windows media or updating it. Thats about the only thing i can think of.
June 27th, 2004, 12:14 PM
That's probably what i'm going to have to do. I just can't figure out why it stopped like that. One day it was fine and the next it won't even open. Very frustrating. I guess something corrupted it. Do you know where I may download it?
June 28th, 2004, 10:22 PM
Try microsofts website or just google windows media. But i really think its on microsofts website
April 17th, 2006, 10:28 PM
I have an Imac, and need some help. I put a link to a picture on my toolbar by mistake and don't know how to get it off.
April 17th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Wish I could help, but I'm on Windows. If you were only on Windows...well, I still wouldn't be able to help because I'm a computer illiterate, but I could sympathize. Good luck.
July 12th, 2006, 08:02 PM
I came home from work tonight and my favorites are gone. They were there this morning before I left for work but tonight they are gone. I have been rebuilding from my history folder but would like to know what happened. When I go to organize my favorites it has a links folder there that was created at 12:40 today.(when my was off and I was at work) but that folder doesn't open. I virus scan weekly and keep updated. I dled some security updates from windows today.
Does anyone have an idea what happened?
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