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Hello, I'm theymos (Michael). I specialize in computer questions. I will usually not answer other types of questions.Over 2000 questions answered, for great justice. I am very experienced with Windows XP and Vista, I know enough about Linux to use it well, and I've never used a Mac in my life.

While I am not nearly as active on Advicenators as I once was, feel free to send me private questions or links to interesting public questions.

I currently dual-boot XP and Vista. I use Vista primarily, with XP for games. If your problem is particularly interesting, I am able to boot into XP or even install an operating system on a spare computer.

Feel free to contact me by IM (at right) rather than or in addition to asking me questions on Advicenators. With that method, I am able to better diagnose your problem, and I can also use a special tool to take control of your computer and fix the problem for you.

My computer is nearly always on, so be aware that when my IM status is "away", it could mean "away for 10+ hours".

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Here's my forum, where I keep some FAQs; I won't notice your posts on my forum for a long time. If you need something, email me.

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You might like my Free antivirus comparison, free browser comparison, and my free firewall comparison.

The picture at the top of my bio is from Ryan Terry's Portrait machine. It matches my layout well.

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Thank you. I haven't seen you around in a long time.

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wait are those like laptops.. because i want like a regular computer.

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Well, at least you are in the computer science field, meaning you still run into it more often. I am in the medical field--hardly have anything to do with web development. I can already see myself falling behind :-( Thanks for the advice, though. And as of now, my column appears fine in all recent versions of IE (from 5 to 8) when I use IETester http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage . I will try to keep it this way.

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does this mean that if i have an iphone now with the unlimited data plan, i'll be able to keep it even if i get the iphone 4?

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Thanks for the link this should help me out alot!

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Thanks SO MUCH. :D You're pro!

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Thank you! Amazing advice as always =)

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I'm afraid I never got a chance to try your advice. It looks good though so you get a 5.

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Many thanks for you!

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wow, that is quite a list! I never heard of any of them besides AVG before, but I will try that one that you recommended just because you sound like you know what you are talking about! :-)

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Thanks a lot for the answer and especially the screenshots; those help me a lot. I don't often maximize my windows, so I like liquid designs. I'll try to find a solution this weekend. I will contact you via email then, for further assistance if necessary. Thank you very much!

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Thank you very much

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thank you so much!

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yay! thanks

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thanks so much your a life saver! lol

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Well thats bollocks

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great thanks...i am so done with CD-R's... :P

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So this won't be available a few months from now? But if I get it now, will I forever have it? Thanks. =]

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Alright. Thank so much! =]

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Hmm. It went through everything, and it came up with 8 files that were bad, and so I removed them. And it restarted my computer. The notifications are still coming. =/

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ok cool

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Thanks!

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You are Fucking AWESOME. Once I start my new job I am sending you a present! I am! What kind of stuff do you like?

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Thanks

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haha you are so awesome. I was going to send it to you directly but I said let me put it up there for everyone haha :)

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Haha, thank yoU! and sorry againnnn ha

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Well explained, thank you!

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My Bad:(

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thanks, but how do i make that form? i went to http://www.tizag.com/aspTutorial/aspFormsPost.php for help but all i get is this: <div align="center"> <form method="post" action="tizagPost.asp"><font face="Arial" color="#ff80c0" size="2">Enter ID</font><br> <input name="Name"> <br> <input type="submit" value="Submit"> </form></div> <% Dim name, age name = Request.QueryString("Name") Response.Write("Name: " & name & "<br />") %> i still get an error during submission. i need to know the invisible code.

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You. Are. The. Best. THANK YOU!!! xoxo

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Thank you! I don't really do much on computers, so programs aren't my concern =)

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Thank you ^_^ My mom won't let me take it anyway. Shesays it's too dangerous, though there are no known side effects.

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You Are The Man hahaha!

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No. There are add-ons and stuff. I know it's possible, in things such as email boxes and xanga boxes, where you CAN edit them. I just can't find the add on... Thanks for trying though

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OH great thank you!

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Thank you very much. Yeah that is what I would use it for, to imporve my credit! Thank you so much. I will read more into the site before I join.

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How did you get so Friggen Smart!

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You know what...It's a DVD does that make a difference?

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I'll try it. I take it that means to reapply it every 70 minutes.

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oh. well this is sad. but thanks for your help...ill probably end up getting another laptop, especially if a new hard drive is that expensive. thanks again!!

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alright, next time i check it i will thanks so much!!

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:( :( this is bad news...my own fault for being dumb i suppose. oh well, thanks

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Thanks!

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Really? All of it that I have had to sign up for so far is google. Google adsense, google something else...what do you mean by not stable?

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Thanks for your help i will try it now thank you once again

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Thank you for your help it was too late the files couldnt be restored... Im spewin oh well thanks again

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Thanks!

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So are you saying that it would be okay?

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Thanks =]

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You are so awesome hahaha thanks

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Thanks I was only wondering lol

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Great. Thank you so much!

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Thank you i will try that...hopefully it will help me.

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Sweet.

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Thank you so much, very helpful and clear.

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its been 4ever since ive been on this, but this was the best thing, & it helped me out alot thnks!

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Fair enough, it was worth asking. Thank you though.

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WTF does Bad mean asshole thanks for the advice cunt **Rating changed by L2 moderator**

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Awesome, thanks so much.

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If your not gonna answer my question Dont bother responding Thanks.

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Haha, ok.

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Thanks, I appreciate it.

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thank you so much for all your help the results have been great and i am so happy i dont have to pay for movies on itunes that i already own

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Thank you so much! =D

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im pretty sure yu sent me to a virus Rating changed by L2 mod. FYI, Theymos is one of our best advisers for computer related questions. If he sends you a link, you can bet he knows everything about it. He would never send you to a site that contained a virus.

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Thank you so much from my mom and I!

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That made: 1. every thing I click pull up into a new page. 2. 'my computer at risk.' so i turned it back on =/

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It's ok.

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Thanks!

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Groovy.

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Alright, thanks. Republitarian ftw.

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it is a monopoly!

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Thanks, but are they really not worth it? Do you know any other high-quality laptops (because I'd really prefer a laptop)

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thank you

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thanks, i thought timer was like a sleep mode for tv.

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thank you!

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brill, thankyou x

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I was hoping you'd be answering this one for me, Thanks so much! xxx

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thanks those really helped!!!I finaaly have aim.Thank you!!

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you're a lifesaver. Thanks

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You are so dependable

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Thank you SO much Its gone now(: The second thing you told me to do worked(:

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I'm pretty sure we're going to have to send it in to be fixed =/ Thanks anyways :)

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Oohkay. Cool, thanks. [:

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Thanks. And actually we didn't have a company do it, just a guy who likes computers =P

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Thanks

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okay, sweet. thanksss.

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ohh. thank you.

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Yay! It worked! Thank you so much! Without you're help with my computer questions, I'd be up a creek. :-)

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Thank you!

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Thanks so much!

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Dang, thanks anyways :/

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Thank you so much! The links were a HUGE help! xxx BahaiMa22

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Wasn't sure what categlory to lable it as, Thank you very much :)

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yes, I got this as an error STOP: 0x00000050 (0x000000AB,0x00023454,0x12345678) any suggestions?! thank you

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The first part didn't work. The second procedure solved it. Very much appreciated. Thanks!

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Thanks. I restarted and was about to try a new drive when I bumped into the disk drive while it was opening and closing. It just happened to knock it back onto its track. So, it was just human error on my part probably pushing down too hard or something. Silly me haha. Thank you for answering. =]

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haha awesome answer

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I was looking through my old questions and i saw this and reread it, and i misread it or something, cause it was actually very helpful advice. and thank you very much.

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wow thanks!


 

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