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Old 08-23-01, 11:07 AM
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How can installing a new monitor screw up my email?

I realize this is probably a thread for the PC forum, and I posted it over there, but I need help fast. Mods, will you look the other way just for a little while so I can get help. If not, just lock it up and I'll do the best I can. I understand if you can't make an exception.

How in the heck could installing a new monitor screw up my email? Everything was working just fine until this morning when I installed a new Dell 17" monitor. Now I can't access my email. When I try to access my email from within IE, it says "Access to specified device, path, or file is denied." When I try to access from the shortcut on my desktop, it opens fine but can't access the account. It gives me the message "The connection to the server has failed. Socket Error: 10061, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E."

How can installing a new monitor screw with my ports? Or is something else altogether going on. Somebody please help. Thanks.
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Old 08-23-01, 11:11 AM
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Did you drop it on the case REALLY hard?

You said you are using IE for E-Mail. What version of IE? What OS are you running? Can you access the internet (web, ftp, gopher) fine?
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Old 08-23-01, 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by skar
Did you drop it on the case REALLY hard?

You said you are using IE for E-Mail. What version of IE? What OS are you running? Can you access the internet (web, ftp, gopher) fine?
I'm running Outlook Express for my email, Internet Explorer 5.0 for browsing. My OS is Windows 98. I can access the Internet just fine, but when I try to access my email, I get the error message listed above.

I just found out that now I can't access the Display function through my control panels. I get the same error: "Access to specified device, path, or file is denied." WTF is going on? Grrrrrr..
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When all fails, reboot.
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Old 08-23-01, 11:35 AM
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Originally posted by Goblincat
When all fails, reboot.
Good idea. I should have thought of that myself. [keeping my fingers crossed...]
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Old 08-23-01, 11:42 AM
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Originally posted by Goblincat
When all fails, reboot.
[Boot breathes a huge sigh of relief]

Problem solved. Lesson learned. Always reboot before throwing a fit. Thanks Goblincat.
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Old 08-23-01, 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by Goblincat
When all fails, reboot.
Skar bangs head into keyboard wondering why he didn't think of that.
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Old 08-23-01, 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by skar


Skar bangs head into keyboard wondering why he didn't think of that.


I banged my head for the same reason. It's amazing how you can overlook the obvious when you're frustrated. Thanks for trying to help skar. I appreciate it.
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you didnt reboot before asking..

oh sorry.. for someone that has spent years in user/network support.. that struck me as pretty funny
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you didnt reboot before asking..

oh sorry.. for someone that has spent years in user/network support.. that struck me as pretty funny


I was panicking, what can I say? Never even occurred to me until Goblincat suggested it. I'm a freaking dumbass.
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Originally posted by Boot

I'm a freaking dumbass.





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Old 08-23-01, 05:50 PM
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......what the hell, I can laugh at my own dumbassness.
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Old 08-23-01, 07:59 PM
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Originally posted by Boot
......what the hell, I can laugh at my own dumbassness.
might as well.. the rest of us are
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