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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So, my computer likes to crash a lot. Whenever it crashes, we lose everything. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with this, though.
I used to play isketch online, but it's not working anymore. I haven't played it in a while, and I'm not sure if my computer crashed since then, or if that matters. But it's saying like click here to download plugins. So I did. Then it was like it failed. But then next to it, there was a link for manual install. I clicked it and it said it successfully installed. I went back to the site and it didn't work. How can I get it to work? Thanks in advance!
Contact me by IM:
2PM or later central time, or whenever I'm online.
The problem could by any number of things, and I need to talk to you "in person" to troubleshoot it.
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