10.0568 chronic Win95 pain

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 7 Jan 1997 20:22:19 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 568.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (21)
Subject: Windows 95 problem

I express my thanks to the several people who suggested various fixes or
work-arounds for my Windows 95 problem: in some applications, selecting
options for opening and saving of files will after a time result in no
action at all. Unfortunately, some of these suggestions were not relevant,
the others have not fixed the problem. The Microsoft site does not help, and
the charmingly named "Windows 95 Annoyances", at
contains no clue. So I am clueless. Those who read my earlier complaint will
recall my hypothesis that my troubles have come from moving Win95 from one
hard disk to another -- apparently something you're not supposed to do.
Actually I like Windows 95 quite a bit, but I do think that forcing you to
reinstall the operating system -- AND ALL APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE -- on the
new disk is outrageous.

Further ideas will be greatly appreciated. I note that as operating systems
get more and more sophisticated, their problems come to resemble human
psychoses. Sometimes I think my computer needs to see a psychoanalyst.

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