Username and debugging

  smeehee 21:41 22 Sep 2003

hello all,
Well despite everyones advice i finally cracked over my last problem (well the PC did) and took it into the shop. Turns out (after reinstalling windows) that it was the little fan that had stopped therefore was crashing all the time. But heres 2 other teasers for you.

1. PC advisor has banned me cos my log on name was smeghead. I did not pick up the email telling me to change it before I was banned. Is there a moderator i can talk to to get my email address back on here??? (I currently have to use my sons and don't want to

2. Started to get error report snd PC asks me if I want to de-bug. what is this, and is it worth doing.

Your ever PCIlliterate (but Greatest fan)


  MAJ 21:45 22 Sep 2003

1. Try using the "contact moderator" button at the bottom of this post.

2. Need more info, OS, error message, what you're doing at the time, etc.

  smeehee 21:48 22 Sep 2003

It appears after various web sites.

I did press yes once but there was so much information in the debugging process that I got scared...:@S so cancelled it.

It dosn't seem to cause a problem, but I'd like to learn what it's doing?

  pepe 21:50 22 Sep 2003

In IE Explorer go to TOOLS, choose ADVANCED tab and puy a tick in DISABLE SCRIPT DEBUGGING

  MAJ 21:52 22 Sep 2003

You could try turning off script debugging in IE > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab, tick the "Disable script debugging" box. You still haven't said which OS, in czse that doesn't work, smeehee.

  smeehee 21:55 22 Sep 2003

Really want to learn what is going on. My O/S is windows 98.

Also I would like to learn what the bloke in the PC shop charged me £50 for. How can I really learn how a PC works. What can I safely delete, what is vital. What are pifs, and pofs, and all the jargon.
As you have all probably realised I am a bit of a twit on the old machine, but really hate parting with cash. Any advice

  smeehee 22:05 22 Sep 2003

Debugging switched off....But how can I save myself computer cash (and maybe help people on her), cos when i read this site most of the questions bamboozle me, never mind the answer

  MAJ 22:11 22 Sep 2003

It's just experience, reading posts, using search engines, and fiddling around with your PC, there are some professionals around but most of us just tinker and read the computer magazines.

  smeehee 22:22 22 Sep 2003

Or point me towards somewhere that I can learn all the stuff you lot know. (I don't even know what the little padlock that appears sometimes next to the system tray is...:@)

  smeehee 22:25 22 Sep 2003

Everytime i fidle, I seem to upset the thing and something goes trajically wrong. Now if I could fiddle in a secure way I may be tempted..

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