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    For the last few days I keep getting a "Run Time Error" message after reading a few posts here at GS. Is this happening to anyone else?

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    Piel, can you tell if this is a message from Golden Skate or from Internet Explorer or from your own computer? What happens after you receive the message. Can you just ignore it and go on reading GS?

    Liz, I have had a lot of trouble with Norton Anti-virus, too. Ifinally had to disinstall it. Norton itself was crashing Windows. I guess I'll try MacAfee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman
    Piel, can you tell if this is a message from Golden Skate or from Internet Explorer or from your own computer? What happens after you receive the message. Can you just ignore it and go on reading GS?

    Liz, I have had a lot of trouble with Norton Anti-virus, too. Ifinally had to disinstall it. Norton itself was crashing Windows. I guess I'll try MacAfee.

    Mathman
    I really like the free virus scanner from AVG:

    http://www.grisoft.com

    it works, it updates its virus database in seconds at the touch of a button, and it's free!
    And no, they're not paying me....

    And bronxgirl, if you really need to open the cd tray when it's broken, you can push an unbent paper clip (or similar) into the little hole under the cd tray to trip the catch open.

    k.
    Last edited by Kateri; 07-06-2004 at 02:38 PM.

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    Mathman, It is from IE. BUT it only happens while at GS??? Then everything disappears except for the wallpaper that usually just comes up briefly before my Ashlyn wallpaper comes up. The purple wallpaper comes up but no icons, start button, or anything else except the #@!^$#!@$%^&*(*^$%#!@!@Compaq logo. I have to turn the power off and then restart everything. This is the longest I have been able to stay at GS site for a couple of days. Any ideas? Thanks!

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    [QUOTE=Kateri
    And bronxgirl, if you really need to open the cd tray when it's broken, you can push an unbent paper clip (or similar) into the little hole under the cd tray to trip the catch open.

    k.[/QUOTE]

    Tried that last night too to no avail. Just put in my order for a new computer. OUCH! (A little too much consumer therapy at one time can be painful :D )

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    "Liz, I had trouble with Norton". I had McAfee before and had nothing but trouble and now have Norton and am having nothing but trouble. What really annoys me even more is the fact they both charge you if you call them.

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    Piel, you could try this. Go to IE > Tools > Internet Options > Avanced. Check "Disable script debugging" and uncheck "Display a notification about any script error." Then run your spyware and adware programs.

    If you do a Google search on "runtime error" there are about a zillion pages offering help with this problem!

    Kateri, thanks for the link to AVG. I think I'll give it a try.

    Mathman

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    I had trouble with Nortons on my old computer which ran Windows 98.....I was told that 98 was most of the problem, that it was unstable. I have Nortons on my new computer (it's one year old)...which runs Windows XP and have had no problems.............it may the be Windows program that is running on your computer that is causing the problem, and not Nortons........just a thought....42

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    Piel, try this website........ http://www.pcbugdoctor.com It claims to be able to fix error message problems like your "Run Time" error message............42

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    Thanks everyone. I spent the evening on the phone with the lovely tech support "family"..We ended up reloading Windows which seems to have helped everything (the Runtime Error was just one of several annoying things) except the address bar for Internet Explorer for some reason has "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\notfound.html" listed in the drop down menu???


    OK I just noticed that the : \ is showing up as :\ here because of the emoticons.
    Last edited by Piel; 07-08-2004 at 02:40 AM.

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    Thanks for the tip, Show42. I am running Windows ME and a Corporate Version of Norton, which is really designed for big office networks, so there may be an incompatibility problem.

    Mathman

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    my computer crapped out on me this past week...had to buy a new one. Oh well...I guess these things DO happen!

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