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#1 oldfella

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 02:56 PM

If my post takes, I guess it means my registration has been validated... I had to jump a few hoops :thumbsup:

Hello - I'm known as "oldfella", simply because I'm an old fella - and I'm glad to be here. At age 87 I am very happy to be able to turn my computer on and off... and I do need help with this contraption from time-to-time. Right now I just want to say hello, no problems to report... the only on-going problems I have is hitting the right keys. So. Hello!

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 03:01 PM

Hello OldFella and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
We are happy to have you in our community. We
welcome one and all and are happy to help when
the need arises. So sit back and enjoy yourself.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:01 PM

You are amazing! To be your age and on a computer! My mom barely knows about how to browse ebay lol!

Welcome to BC!

We are glad to have another new member. Please take your time and look around and see what all we have to offer!

Enjoy your stay at BC!

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:20 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome... it does take me while to figure out a few things, like how to get the dang floppy release button to come out; I accidentally pushed the darn thing before I put in the floppy - now the button is stuck ! Oh, well, maybe tomorrow I'll figure it out....

I'm glad to be here.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 11:07 AM

:thumbsup: to BC Pete. Hey I can only hope I make it to where you have in life. Yowza! lol This forum is great to come to with any sort of computer difficulty. As for your stuck button, that is a real problem.. if it was me I would try to make it pop back out using a sewing needle or something else small. I am not sure what the experts would try for that...

Anyhow.. I am a newbie myself to the Internet. Just learning as I go and Bleepingcomputer has given me a lot of help when needed.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 12:03 PM

Hi, Pandy - Thanks for the tip about using a neddle... I'll try that, since I was not able to pop it out from inside the case.

About this Board... for some reason I'm not able to read the posts most of the time - my Spy Bot stops the pop-ups (?) and the page stops from coming up...maybe one of the mods could tell me what I am doing swrong... I do have the cookies enabled. Thanks.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:00 PM

:thumbsup: to BC!!

Thanks alot for registering. I certainly commend you for being patient enough to learn computers, no matter your age. As time consuming as it can be, just take your time. You may even want to look at the tutorials and Startup Database. Both are a wealth of information.

Lets take a look at the problems that you have and see if they can be resolved.

Floppy drive: If the button is stuck, you can try a few things to get it to pop out. If it is a laptop computer, you can look closely around the drive for a very small pin hole;often times if you push it with a pin or needle, it will manually release it. Of course, it would not hurt to turn the computer off to do this. In the case that it is a desktop computer, you can try to insert a disk in the drive and it may pop back out.

As far has having problems with this site, it is likely an option on your computer. If you have updated Windows lately (or if the computer is less then 6 months old), then you have a pop-up blocker installed. I would like for you to look at a setting for me. Please click the Tools button at the top of your window, then select Pop up Blocker, and finally pop up blocker settings. In this window, you will have an option of adding websites that the blocker will ignore. Enter www.bleepingcomputer.com there, click the add button, and finally, close. In some cases, you may have to restart your browser for it to take effect. Simply click the red X in the upper-right hand corner, or you can use the keyboard shortcut (ALT+F4). Restart the browser normally, and come back to this site, and you will see that you will not have any more problems with the pop-up blocker.

Please let us know if these suggestions worked, because if they didn't we may have to go other routes.
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Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 04:24 PM

Hi oldfella

Put a floppy in the drive and the button will pop out but when there is no floppy in the slot the button stays almost all the way in. So thats normal.

Great to see someone your age using a computer. I imagine that you have lived through many innovations like the radio, telephone, television etc. Glad to have you here to share with us.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 05:12 PM

I must admit, this oldfella is a first class dummy: The button in question pops up when you insert the floppy - and you must insert it the right way, not backward!

As far as my problem with not being able to read posts here, in addition to the pop-up problem, I think I had some bugs in my system. I have been cleaning it for the past hour and caught a few. I may decide to post my HijackThis log if things don't clear up soon. Thanks again, fellas.

Pete (The oldfella) :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:25 PM

Your not a dummy, your just learning like most of the other people here. Just thought that I would mention that if you leave a floppy in the drive and you turn the computer on it will stop and give a message that says "non system disk or disk error" so if that happens just take the floppy out. Hope I'm not telling you something you already know.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:54 PM

Thanks, Lewurgy - No, I didn't know that... That hasn't happened to me, yet; but I do continue to have problems getting to see and/or open posts here - I get a message form Spybot: "Spybot-S&D has blocked the download of 'Avenue A, Inc'!"... it happens on other sites, but I get going after I click OK. My system appears to be clean... I wonder if it happens to others here.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:59 PM

I myself have never had Avenue A try to install when clicking to Bleeping Computer. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:28 PM

I see you have tea timer running. Avenue A is a minor problem. Its whats called a tracking cookie and is a very low risk. One of the ads on this site must be connected with them. Tea timer stops you connecting to this site until you are aware of avenue a.

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