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Emil Huston <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 19 Dec 1997 16:07:39 -0500
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>I just hope that Santa doesn't shake up my
wished_for hardware on its long trip from up North <g>.

and also that he doesn't stop by Mr.Norton plant on his way back and slips you a
little virus down your chimney.

BTW I installed Win 3.1 over my crippled DOS just to see... (I am an artist = I
need to visualize) what was on my C drive. Except the new created Windows
directory, everything else was a mumble jumble of scrambled letters and long,
long named directories, all starting with hieroglyph like $$^&%# @ $$$$ etc.
occupying a very impressive 300Mb of my hard drive. Very interesting: it was no
way for me to delete any of those things, although I tried repeatedly to change
their properties (e.g read only to archive etc) and also when tried to look them
inside, they were actually empty, but full of other similarly named directories
like an infinite chain. Then just for the fun of it I installed an uninstal
program (no! not made by Norton) and every time I tried to unistall any of those
freak directories I got this uninstal program so mad that it shot down instantly
by it self.

Now I got the challenge to formatting everything and try to install Windows 95
from scratch, although I have to find out how to make my DOS see my D drive


"When you are skinning your customers, you should leave some skin on to grow so
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Nichita Krusceff