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Technical Help / Re: Trojan Horse Virus
« on: Sunday 17 June 07 20:30 BST (UK)  »
You also may have a problem with the power supply not being big enough to supply the needs of your computer properly, which can lead to random switching off.


Technical Help / Re: Virgin Cable Help Required Please
« on: Sunday 17 June 07 20:26 BST (UK)  »
I am on Virgin XL extra fast broadband and TV and phone package and have not experienced any problems with it at all.  Is actually slightly cheaper than it used to be under NTL and has more features!


Technical Help / Re: Random rebooting caused by floppy drive?
« on: Sunday 17 June 07 20:21 BST (UK)  »
I too have suffered the dreaded PSU bang.  Now have big power supplies over 450W as they are now a lot cheaper and more common.  I always remove the dust as well because you do get a lot around.

Technical Help / Re: Virus.
« on: Sunday 17 June 07 20:15 BST (UK)  »
If your XP is set to make a backup every so often you could "rollback the system" to before the infection if you can remember when you got it.  Having rolled back you then flush the restore point and start again from hopefully your safe and clean computer.



Census and Resource Discussion / Re: Genes Reunited - GRRRR!
« on: Friday 15 June 07 22:56 BST (UK)  »
Interesting points raised in this thread.  I have not had any problems with GR yet in the last 4 to 5 years and have had a lot of contacts in the first week (3 cousins etc) keep finding more matches and since not all of my tree is on GR (I have 13,000) then I am still doing well with the contacts.  Not found many yet on RC but still hoping to find some more.  Did PM somebody a few times on RC with a definite link but no reply yet!  I also use world connect and gencircles to see if any matches.  Generally google and other specific search engines that search genealogy sites.  Basically I use a blitz everything approach and find I do get contacts.


The Lighter Side / Re: How about a topic on our ancestors homes
« on: Monday 28 May 07 15:06 BST (UK)  »
The homes would be a nice idea but takes up so much processing power.  I am curious to find one or 2 homes in Staffordshire area near Cannock/Hednesford as it is only an hours drive away.  This is particularly pertinent as I could not find my direct line in 1891 census until SKS on Rootschat found it for me in 1 hour as it had taken me 7 years fruitless search.  Looking at the birth certs of my ancestors children it gave an address eg 80 whatever road and the other was something cottage which was the same place!  He only moved up the road 3 miles and therefore was in a different census district!

The Lighter Side / Re: Give me access to your tree!!
« on: Monday 28 May 07 15:02 BST (UK)  »
Overall I like GR because when I joined I found 3 relatives in a week!  Not bad for 7.50!  I never give access to my tree without establishing a connection first.  When you contact a hot match rather than replying to one the box is automatically ticked to share your tree so watch out!  Never had a problem in the last 9 years of research!

The Lighter Side / Re: I never thought I'd get to 100!
« on: Monday 28 May 07 14:46 BST (UK)  »
I was so amazed when using FTM7 and reached 100 and it said would you like to upload to the web now!  Since then 9 years have gone by and I now have 13000+ ancestors as I collect every twig and branch in order to go back even further as direct lines usually run out by 1800!  Got back to 1600 so far.  :D

The Lighter Side / Re: Fed Up With Genealogy Tree Thieves
« on: Monday 28 May 07 14:43 BST (UK)  »
I agree with the sentiments expressed in this thread.  I use GR and only share trees with people who seem to have a genuine interest.  When I email a contact I do not tick the box to enable them to see my tree.  I wait for a definite contact re the ancestor and then proceed.  Never had a problem so far in the last 8 years.

John Rowley

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