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Easy for what operating system?

Posted By: Not that easy for my Vista on 2007-07-20
In Reply to: pretty easy :) - jackie

That trick doesn't work with my Vista computer.  Try again.

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Meditech is an operating system and Fusion is voice for a dictation system
operating system not found.;;
Does the bios recognize the harddrive? did you try a bootdisk from bootdisk.com? Also if the harddrive is okay, and win98 (what operating system are you using?) is corrupted, you will need a win98cd or you will need the restore disk that came with the computer
operating system question(s)

I have been advised recently that my doctor has purchased a new dictating system that will not work with Windows XP Home Edition, and that I will have to purchase Windows XP Pro Edition in order to continue tyiping for this doctor.

I've done some brief research to see if there is an upgrade from Home Edition to Pro Edition, and I haven't found one.  I'm pretty sure there probably is no upgrade, as they appear to be 2 different OPs.   I'm pretty sure I'll have to purchase the Pro Edition full install.  Now, when one changes operating systems, doesn't that entail having to reinstall all other software, quickwords, macros, templates, etc.? 

Actually, with a call to Microsoft, the OS--operating system-- SM
Can be reinstalled on the same computer, in the event of a crash or need to reinstall because of a crash or just cleaning up the computer by reinstalling the OS, or the change to a new motherboard or hard drive, etc. I'm not too knowledgeable on this, but on other IT web sites IT professionals routinely re-install for a fresh system and they CALL the Microsoft # for reauthorization. At least on XP. Which is the way it should be. If my computer crashes, it is still the same computer and the same OS I paid hundreds of dollars for in some cases, so yes, you can install on the same computer. THere would be a mutiny off Windows if you could not. ANd they know this. They ran into this with Vista and had to back down. Computer professionals routinely re-install for a fresh system or when a computer has difficulties.

Don't correct my mistakes on grammar and caps, i didn't proof.
MS does not produce a new operating system every year, trust me on that.

Vista was 5 years in the making, which is pretty much the norm for most reliable Software.

Help with "no operating system found" message sm
Laptop with Windows XP shows "no operating system found" - desktop working. Did this before and comes back with turning on and off, went into "setup" and shows I have so many MB stored on hard drive but cannot get system to boot, misplaced XP CD. This time I cannot get it to come back and depend on laptop at end of day to research, e-mail, etc., as desktop for too many hours is too painful. Any way to get the Windows XP to start up so I can do a system restore to an earlier time? Perhaps an update did this. It is "dead" but everything is still on there, lots of "good stuff" - a Dell so no one else will touch it and I can't get online with them as my other computer is not a Dell.
Help with "no operating system found" message sm
Laptop with Windows XP shows "no operating system found" - desktop working. Did this before and comes back with turning on and off, went into "setup" and shows I have so many MB stored on hard drive but cannot get system to boot, misplaced XP CD. This time I cannot get it to come back and depend on laptop at end of day to research, e-mail, etc., as desktop for too many hours is too painful. Any way to get the Windows XP to start up so I can do a system restore to an earlier time? Perhaps an update did this. It is "dead" but everything is still on there, lots of "good stuff" - a Dell so no one else will touch it and I can't get online with them as my other computer is not a Dell.
message re. "no operating system found"
No warranty- a client co. added some software to the XP which was very expensive, i.e., voice, lots of extras I used for over 2 years, "loaded" and it did this to me before but was able to get it back by unplugging, restarting several times.No one else will touch a "Dell" and that co. is closed.  After several "hundred" times I can only do an "F2" and it shows me there is a hard drive with several MB of stuff on there but won't load it, tried everything in the system - hate to lose all this "good" stuff. Is there any way I can transfer my XP from my desktop or run the laptop from my desktop somehow. I think if I could get a startup menu and choose a time to restore it to, like last month or something, I could use it and stop any further "updates" which really mess up things. Gosh, I loved my laptop as it is not "painful" to use and I do have such back pain at end of day, but then I am preaching to the choir about back pain and this job, aren't I? Hate to give up on it when I know there are some good programs on there. Sorry for the rant, I have let this "take over my life" trying to get it to work again. ***$#!**  Thank you!
Vista is just the operating system. You buy the word processing software separate...sm...


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A computer's OS (operating system) is only meant for a 1 time install on 1 pc. People like yours

who abuse this are just looking for a cheap break, jack up the price (theoretically speaking) for the rest of us, and are asking for a myriad of problems on their pcs.  To deter this behavior, about 1 year ago, many computer companies ceased to include all software when packaging the pc for shipment.  It is because of software abuse/misuse, computers that are delivered with a pre-installed OS are delivered without the OS + other necessary software, due to behaviors such as yours and many others.  However, if you call the company and verbally request all software: OS (installation CD), as well as other necessary software (tools systems, drivers, diagnostics, utilities, print driver, internet security, and WP/Word/Excel, et al), they will gladly send it to you free of charge.

Easy Fix...System Restore
I was able to ditch the XP Antivirus 2009 bug by rebooting, going back into Windows in safe mode, then doing a system restore to a couple of days prior (click Start, Help and Support, type in "system restore" and you'll get the system restore wizard).  Pesky bug hit me earlier this week when I decided to work a late-nighter and didn't have the time or stamina for marathon troubleshooting!
It is astonishingly easy to access a system
Sorry you are going through this. I am facing a major change that could result in loss of income in job site. The economy right now is demanding immediate cut backs from the looks of it. We are collateral damage of it and it is a darn shame. Do present a bid - contact the tech dept at the hospital and have them give you the necessary information to investigate what it would take to get you one their system - usually a VPN, internet access and a wave pedal which is basically a CD you download - and a pedal you plug in with a few things to type to get you where you need to be in the program - it is easy to master. If not this hospital you are with, then check the jobs listed in the two MT websites ***edited by Moderator*** and I just know you will find something soon. There is a lot to chose from but many are applying. Focus on your strenghts and I think we will be able to make a living out of this work for another ten years, albeit without a raise.
Cheap and easy call in system? - sm

I have one account not through my MTSO that still uses microcassette tapes. It is 1 doctor (who's near retirement age, not quite yet but he's no spring chicken!) and dictates literally about 200 lines or less per day, often much less. But his office manager would like to get him to do digital files where I don't have to print and deliver. But I look at call in systems (if that's even the right thing?) and there several thousand dollars! I told the O.M. I'd help and see how doc's dictate to wav files and the whole FTP system works. I guess I don't even know if that's what he needs or if there's something relatively inexpensive to dictate to, that I can grab off the internet and send back electronically.

Any direction would help...I don't mind doing the research, I just don't even know what direction I'm going. Thanks so much!

Pay their own operating cost sm
This is not for the MT to pay for heaven sakes, this is the MTSO operating expenses, (the cost to do business, it is THEIR CLIENT) It is all a bunch of bull and the MTs are thinking, well--ll okay-yyyy I guess.
Operating with only one beater in the bowl.

DOS is a pre-Windows operating sytem, it isn't
a platform.  I currently use WP5.1, which is DOS based.    It is difficult to find compatible software sometimes.  Stedman's Spellcheck is no longer available for DOS.  There are some Expanders that are not compatible with DOS.  
I'm with you, we're all still human beings operating these
It doesnt hurt to say a few words on behalf on someone at the other end.  If you don't have that within yourself, and you don't need it in return, you're a cold and lost person. 
You can still buy some computers with the choice of operating systems.
I know for a fact that you can do this on the Dell website, although not all models offer that option. Your best bet is to find someone who can buy a computer that does what you need it do to, no more and no less. That way you can pay for only what you want/need.
The easy answer, taking all the easy work and
Do you expect businesses to cease operating because the U.S. work force refuses to provide services?
What will be wanted is that the immigrants pay taxes and that there are no outlaws coming and going. This is all about taxes.
Well, Word is easy to buy and easy to install. Word 97 works great. Cheap. SM
I still would not work anywhere I could not use a spell checker with grammar checker and a Steadman's Medical Spell Checker.

IF they want people to TRANSCRIBE MEDICAL REPORTS, then I guess they better get the programs they need.

It's like probably 110% easier to buy and install Word 97 than to try to program their own programming. And, yes, I do mean Microsoft Word 97. Why? Because you can install it unlimited times, in case you need to install the operating system again. And it has a few features that Microsoft, in its un-wisdom, took away in Word 2000 and 20003 and 2007. So, yes, I'd go with Word 97 for its cheapness and it works better than the later versions. Just my opinion, with 20 years experience being an MT. So what if they "don't have it" on their computer? It's easy to get.
Easy easy money they are!

I don't mind seeing those puppies filter in at all.  Same for H&Ps.  They are always different though, so can't really pop in the same pre-formatted autotext, but it's usually WHAMMO 2-3 pages at a time.  Give them a shot...you may just be pleasantly surprised! 

I think I smell either VR on the easy stuff, or offshoring of the easy stuff.
It's the way our system is set up..
We can search to see what work is out there, and we can also search by author and see what work each author has, and even look at completed reports, which is nice when you're stuck. I love my platform.
everyone on DQS (DEP) system
not all accounts are on it yet, but most are
Can you say what system it was? nm
I think it is what system you are using,
that is why I asked you to tell me more. I use eScription and 1 can believe or not but I am amazed at how the ESLs are picked up better than the English. You are using Dictaphone- I have read other posts who are on different VR system and they are not satisfied. I have loads of ESLs on my account but am happy VR is picking up instead of my having to listen to them all and trying to muddle through.
Your system allows this?
The system I work on does not allow me to 'pick' my work. I have a pool of work and it loads into my computer 3 records at a time. I have to take what I get and do what I get. Your system allows you to choose what dictations you want to do? In my opinion, that is not fair to anyone. It should be what pops up gets done by whoever reaches it first.

I would say one last thing to my boss about it, if I were you. I would just tell her that you can sit there and watch what is happening, that this one person is taking the gravy jobs, and for your boss to sit and observe it herself and do something about it. I don't see why any person feels they are better than another, to get an easy income while others struggle. I sure hope it is resolved soon for you.
For every system set up, there is a way around it..
our system recently changed to allow only ONE job to be seen and worked on at a time, which they thought would stop the cherry picking, but it has not. There is a web site where we can still view what is coming next and down the line. The cherry pickers just wait, PERHAPs doing a little job here and there, and then as soon as a very large one comes up, snap. it is gone! I hate this way of things. I certainly wish that all accounts were "assigned" accounts. Much more fair to all transcriptionists. but that is just my opinion!!!
EMR System
I just got back from a meeting at my employer's office. They've been implementing EMR and expect most of it to be up and running by March. They haven't come right out and told us (the other transcriptionis), but we may be without a job, although they haven't really said too much. Supposedly they may still need us because there are some doctors that are set in their ways and won't use it.
What system do you use? NM
The problem is with our system.
As a Caucasion I do feel shame for what my ancestors have done to people of other races, especially to Native Americans.  However, I cannot go back in time and fix that.  The problem now is not that people want to come here, the problem is the gravy train our government allows outsiders that do come here.  This is in no way good for the citizens of this country, no matter their original nationality.  If I wanted to become a citizen of another country, the first thing I would expect to have to do is to learn the language.  The powers that be have had a global economy as part of the agenda, and now we have it.  This did not start with the current administration.  I do not know if there is anything that can be done to help the situation at this point.  The powers that be have what they want.  If you are big business, then you can trade with anyone in any country who has the money.  If this is what they wanted, at least they could level the playing field so that we could financially compete with those who are being given a free ride.
Then she'd get back on the system with
This is so-and-so, and I got disconnected AGAIN.
Call-in system
I have an internet based digital call in system with 4 ports.  It is very simple to use. The doctor calls in and then the work is on the server, you load it with Express Scribe and do your work........If you want another transcriptionist to get work, then you just put in their e-mail address along with your doctor's key and it will automatically forward to the transcriptionist, while you still have a copy of the voice file to be able to double check the work.   I bought mine through RT King.
abcdz system
Could you please explain?
Yep, but its the Dictaphone system...
My hospital rad account decided to "upgrade" their system which supposedly would take half an hour - its now 6 hours and counting - and the docs haven't been able to dictate since noon - boy R we in for a backlog tomorrow!
Can't you log onto MQ's system and find that out?
I don't know about anyone else, but I would never stay with a company that didn't have enough work to keep me busy.
To sm, don't do it! Someone will call you and ask why you are off the system!
Where can I get this vacuum system? NM
DOS based system
Has anyone ever worked for a company that is DOS based? I started a new job today, and their system is in DOS. To me it is really old-school, but I guess I will just have to learn.
Can you use the DOS system with Windows XP?nm
You can't explain it. Our system we have
set up, like I said before, does not help the people who really need it half the time. The people who can afford to build on the beach and build mansions at that, should have to rebuild themselves.

My point though is that not everyone can get out. Not everyone has that opportunity. I got so tired of hearing about it was the people's fault in New Orleans because they should have left. What do people not understand about not being able to leave if you have no vehicle? It is their local government's fault for not using the buses they had on hand.
Cerner is a pie system for MTs...(sm)
A hospital I used to work for went to Cerner about a year before I left.  It was very nice for the MTs compared to the dinosaur system we had before it.  The front office and billing I cannot say were so happy about it..and expect alot of headaches throughout your department until they get used to it.  But as far as the MT side of it..it was great.  LOVED the lil "sticky notes" you could enter on a document to bring something to the rad's attention before they could sign it off. 
About system restore, sorry about that
Our problem is...system will
Therefore, we are not able to edit anything because we can't get in.
DocQScribe system help

Anyone use ShortHand and docuscribe together?  With my old company i was using Word and shorthand.  I had a macro set up to take me from blank to blank.  I am lost on this new system.  Any ideas on how to set this up?  Thanks in advance!


Do you use a digital system
How does it work on the clients end and on your end. How much did it cost?
Dictatphone System
I have an Enterprise Express that I would like to sell!  If interested, please email me!
...that would be 'great' system! :) nm
It depends on how the system is set up...sm
I have worked on several different Meditech systems.  They are all different. Margins are different.  How the lines and/or characters are counted are different.  One system counts gross lines, one system counts all lines blank lines included, one system counts just characters.  Some count the headers, some don't.  I currently work on two systems and when I copied and put into word, one system was right on and the other had a descrepancy I though might be the header.
lanier system sm

Please help. Our Transcriptionist left abruptly, and we are needing to acess the files to pull a medical report. We have the job in que, but we are not able to get any further. Can someone walk us through getting this thing typed.