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    Question Start button menu will lock up after period of time, will not respond to open program

    OS W2K,SP 4, MEM 1.5 gb
    since Run does not respond I can't shut down. Shutting down from Task Manager is also completely ignored, have to shut it down manually to reboot.
    Other problems that show up: "IE cannot open website"(occasionally), cannot install program from CD, MSG: "Need to be a member of Admin Group to install"

    Hope you can help...
    have HijackThis, Ccleaner and SuperAntiSpyware logs ready if you need them.
    Thanks

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    When the Start is in the mood to work...see below

    Do you have the W2k CD?...if not look for the path to the i386 folder
    If so, pop in the cd and run
    sfc /scannow (space between sfc /)

    The /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions. This command also repopulates the DLLCache folder with the most recent versions of protected files. This requires access to the Windows installation source files and also the installed Service Pack files.

    You are usually prompted for the location of these files during the scan operation....if you know the path and have the folder (i386 folder) on the HDD, you will not need the W2K CD

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222471
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    Thank you very much, you zeroed right in on the problem.So far so good. I was even able to install my software for the scanner which I had lost.
    One more thing, it is not eartshaking but very annoying, in Outlook Express, under message rules there are certain pests that will not respond to any rules or blocking. One of them is iTunes, no matter what I do I can't block them out of my inbox. Their sender address is the same, so that is not the problem.
    Any thoughts? Thanks again abseh1, you really know your stuff!

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    Thanks and it was my pleasure..glad all went well
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    liegnitz wrote
    Their sender address is the same, so that is not the problem
    I am a bit confused...can't you just block the sender?
    Outlook Express Spam Blocking

    In rules include several different key words may help

    Also, take a look at the link below from MS...it is for older versions of OLE
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2398733
    With W2K I am guessing you may be using version 6?

    Let us know

    Also, there are third party programs, but I never use them , myself
    (if you want a third party program...just ask)
    We have some great volunteers @ Help2Go that can advise about third party spam controls for OLE
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    This may be helpful for W2K and OLE
    Outlook Express Rules (W2K)
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    Thank you abseh1, you have been helpful again. I am using OE6 and checked the link for MS you suggested and it has a lot of useful info.
    One thing I never realized was that when blocking a sender that it will still show up in my Delete Folder anyway. So I will be doing a bit more experimenting with the rules which will very likely solve my little problem.
    Thanks again and have a good weekend!

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    liegnitz

    Your welcome

    The info below is mostly for OLE version 6...the last version for W2K

    liegnitz wrote
    One thing I never realized was that when blocking a sender that it will still show up in my Delete Folder anyway
    That is normal....do not worry about it...never open the blocked email and empty the deleted folder often
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    Blocking senders

    The first step in Microsoft Outlook Express is to block a sender. To do this highlight the email, then from the menu bar at the top of the window select "Message" and then on that menu the "Block Sender..." option this will bring up a dialog box like the one below.

    Clicking the "Yes" button sends this email to the deleted folder, it also puts the senders email address on a list of -essentially- offenders.

    More info HERE
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