[pcductape] Re: windows 95a was on a restricted network

  • From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 19:54:41 -0700

Hi Scott,
> . Plus, some hardware problems are best
> detected by attempting to install Windows.
>

Yes, I've noticed this also.

Bob Noble
www.sonic.net/bnoble
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott McNay" <Wizard@xxxxxxxx>
To: "DGrell7446@xxxxxxx" <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 7:47 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: windows 95a was on a restricted network


>
> Hi DGrell7446,
>
> Thursday, April 29, 2004, 9:17:21 PM, you wrote:
>
> Dac>  Picked up an old 133 computer. Getting it ready for a
> Dac> niece so she can do school work on it. However I am having some
> Dac> problems, need some ideas.
> Dac>  It appears that this computer was in a corporate
> Dac> network, it has restrictions on the computer. ( I see things in
> Dac> the computer that it was attached using Novell network software,
> Dac> they used Lotus Notes, software like that for networks. )
> Dac>  I need to correct the video driver, it will not let me
> Dac> install new drivers. The error message says to contact the system
> Dac> administrator. ( Boy this machine is really locked down from what
> Dac> I have seen ) What do I need to do that will remove the
> Dac> restrictions set by network administrator? Is there a log file
> Dac> that is accessed for the restriction? ( Just guessing )
> Dac>  I see that I need to correct the sound drivers too. ( yellow slam on
sound )
> Dac>  OH Hey Bob, there is software that I will need to
> Dac> uninstall too, it was installed over the network so I am sure
> Dac> that the only way that I will get that out is to manually pick it
> Dac> out of the registry. What I have tried to uninstall the error
> Dac> message says that it cannot access the F: drive, there is no F:
> Dac> drive unless they had the network server as the F: drive. Sure
> Dac> appears that way.
>
> For a Windows 9x system, that's impressive lockdown. It doesn't have
> to be on a corporate network to have restrictions, though; it could
> have been a small office and the system locked down to keep from
> bleeding the budget due to having computer store repeatedly fixing
> problems caused by people downloading and installing junk unrelated to
> work.
>
> If you have a Win95 CD, I'd just identify all of the devices, try to
> download drivers for them all and save them to a CD-R, then delete
> everything and reinstall Windows. That way, you don't have to worry
> about inherited problems. Plus, some hardware problems are best
> detected by attempting to install Windows.
>
> --Scott.
>
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