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First I'd reboot and if that didn't work run a virus scan. nm

Posted By: me on 2006-07-23
In Reply to: Hard Drive Twilight Zone... - ALS


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Have you done spyware scans, defrag, virus scan and reboot? All of these help me. Run spyware
AVG free virus scan
Please run your virus scan - got 4 threats detected from going on this site. nm
not a virus, a glitch. if you run a scan regularly, you would see no festations. NM
My virus protection keeps catching emails with the blackmail.F virus. That
has been going around for a few days and different variants of that are popping up. Don't know if it is related as I have not had time to research it. Watch out for that one too.
I didn't go into labor until 2.5 weeks later, so it didn't work. Sorry!...nm
I tried Relacor, it didn't work because I wanted it to work without
my trying to really lose weight, i.e., dieting.

My true belief is that any product will not work unless you TRY yourself. I had 20+ lb loss with Metabolife (sp?) and really felt more energy.

BUT, I truly believe if I don't really try, nothing will work to make me lose weight. Please know, I'm right there with you and wish there were a magic pill that could make the lbs just shed away.
did you reboot? nm
You might need to reboot your
Linksys reboot
I found that I had to do this when my lovely charming neighbor was feeding off my wireless. It gives an IP conflict. Check you firewall settings for the wireless and try to keep you eyes on the blinking lights to be sure no one is feeding off your wireless. To catch them unplug the wireless and get a drink or something then plug it back in - if you do it too soon, the person feeding will just reconnect- let them think it is gone for the day.
Time to reboot?
Might need to reboot or resize your screen. nm
Shutting down/reboot and defrag

Both rebooting your system at least once every day or two, and defragging your hard drive about once a month will pay dividends in terms of system performance.

Scandisk has nothing to do with this. Jeez!


Reboot without the headset plugged in.

Then plug the headset in. Give it some time to find the headset. If this doesn't work, try checking the Device Manager. In XP it's Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager. Scroll down to Universal Serial Bus controllers. Click on the plus sign and see if anything is "crossed out" in that list. First try to right click and check the Properties. If it is not working proerly try the Troubleshoot button. Click on the Driver tab and update the driver. If neither of these work, go back to the Device Manager, right click on the USB port in question and Scan for Hardware changes. If none of these work , uninstall the driver. Remove the headset from the USB port and then plug it back in and see if the computer can now find it and install the driver.

If you're plugging the headset in and unplugging it without removing without the "safely remove hardware" icon in the lower right hand corner of your screen, you are disabling the USB port until the computer is restarted again. Always use the hardware removal tool!

Unplug shut down plug in and reboot!
Did you reboot for starters? Are the other functions working? nm
Same here. Complete reboot. Do they have a tech person who
No, not me. I tried it at first, but it didn't work out.
I was in a corner of the living room for a long time.  Now I have my own office.
Didn't work for them ... but ....
They were the main caregivers for my dad in his last days. They were wonderful, not only for him, but also for us. They helped him let go, and he died so peacefully. Watching how sweetly they treated him, and explained things to us and answered ANY question we had was above and beyond. We can NEVER thank those folks for all they did.

Good for you, you'll be helping someone who will need you more than you know.
Thanks - tried that one too - didn't work.
That didn't work, either.
I was hoping that would work, but it didn't for me.
???what didn't work.
Sorry. Don't know why it didn't work, (sm)
but I pasted the URLs here. Wish the link boxes worked for me.

Tried that, didn't work...
I'll try again, maybe it's just the site that I'm downloading from.
Didn't work .......

Thanks for responding to my question. Apparently I must be using an old version of Meditech b/c it doesn't have that RTF option  

Oh well, it didn't work...

I typed a short report in Word and tried to copy and paste into Meditech document, but it did not work

Didn't work but .. you
are so sweet! Researching it for me?? I should be doing that.

Actually I tried the help area but that didn't seem to help me either, although i'm certainly no whiz at Word!

Thanks so much!
didn't work for me
I tried doing it this way but found that I WAS working later every day and that just didn't fly with the hubby/kids. Now I do it just as if I had to go to work "outside"...get up at a specific time, shower/dress/coffee, then make sure I'm sitting at my desk by a specific time, scheduled lunch and 15 minutes breaks every 2 hours. That's the only way I get anything done but I also have a 4yo at home with me so I make sure that he has plenty of activities to do sitting at his "desk" next to me.
I did and it didn't work out well for me
but I want to say right away that I wouldn't want to deter anyone else from trying it. I tried to keep a full time job as well as a part time IC job and still homeschool my daughter. She had been in public school and we took her out for 2nd grade last year to homeschool. I used the Calvert curriculum which laid everything out for me each day, but I still found it difficult. I was worried about her having time with kids and getting out of the house sometimes, and the homeschool group we joined was just not very active. I had her in Brownies, dance, and swimming, and between trying to work full time plus, get her to and from all of her activities, and get the schooling in, it was just difficult for me. DH didn't really contribute too much other than sort of grilling me on what we got accomplished each day, so that didn't help. Also, while my daughter and I have a very close relationship (She was born when my older two kids were 16 and 13), we ended up clashing so much. She wouldn't read for me. She'd mumble the words under her breath as she read. It got to be a standoff each and every day. We just got so frustrated with each other. Plus, I would get behind on work and then have to start pushing back getting some of the schoolwork done, and then we'd get behind, and honestly it just got to be a mess.

Well, I could go on and on. I do want to say I loved having her with me each day in spite of the problems we had sometimes. We had a terrible winter in Wisconsin and it was so nice not to have to go out each day. I think it just wasn't a good fit for our family.

So, this year she is back in school but in a private, very small parochial school just 2 blocks from home. There are only 6 kids (all girls!) in her class, but they also do some things combined with the 2nd grade, which has 7 kids. She is having a great year so far, really thriving in that environment, and I kind of like that it's got a homeschool/co-op type feel with the small amount of kids and individualized attention that is possible with that.

Also, after school started, I started a run/walk program and in the last 2 months have worked up to being able to run 3 miles a few times a week. I'm not really a "me" time type of person either, but it's been nice to take a few hours a week and get out of the house and just do something by myself. I couldn't do that at all last year, partly because of homeschooling and partly because my DH is gone so much doing his own thing.

So in the end, I give so much credit to those that can work and homeschool... or heck, even those that homeschool and don't do other work besides everything we do as wives/moms. It's takes a stronger, better organized person than me to do it, that's for sure.
I did at first but it didn't work out that way...
I actually had gone to nursing school but that wasn't for me but I wanted to stay in the medical field...I just so happened to be pregnant with my first child when I was going through MT school so naturally I wanted to stay home...but I got a job in an office and worked there for almost 5 years before working at home...been at home for almost 5 years now...and my daughter, who is 2-1/2, is home with me now during the day until she starts preschool in the fall...and of course my son, who is 10, is in school...it is hard at times but it works for my family.
Didn't work nm
It didn't work out so well for me...
I was diagnosed with probable MS, had multiple issues, took that leave, doc turned the leave into permanent.

Long-term disability? DENIED.

Social Security Disability? DENIED.

Four years and multiple appeals later, I ended up going back to work. (Medically speaking, I have all the same symptoms I had back then still).

I'm working 3 hours a day now because that's all I can do.

Personally, I would recommend scaling your hours back first.

Get a lawyer to file your FIRST SSDI or LTD claim.

Be very choosey about your doctors.
didn't work out for me
I am so sorry to hear about your medical problems. I work as an IC. I can't work very long at a time either. Sometimes 2-3 hours others less. I rest and then work some more. Fortunately I have contracted docs and they are the only ones I do so they are waiting for me to finish. I did get SS disability finally with a lawyer, but went off that when I was 65 and that is why I am working now. I do not make much but it is better than nothing. Praying for all of you who are struggling.
What would you be doing today if you didn't have to work?
I'd be sitting outside in the sunshine reading a book and watching the kids play in the kiddie pool.  Hmm, sounds good to me.  I wonder how fast I can get this work done.  oi!
By the way, the X tip didn't work!! What a surprise!!
Thanks for trying, though!
But think about it. What does "if it didn't work out" mean? SM
That she screwed up so many reports while trying to take care of little kids?

There's more to this scenario than just the MT and what she wants. Patient care is involved. I repeat...would YOU want your medical reports transcribed by someone who was so distracted?
I don't work for MQ. I got out of there after one week because I didn't like them.

I rarely whine, unless I'm PMSing.  (Which I'm not.)  I just think you're being rather harsh.  I ignore the MQ posts because it doesn't pertain to me.  I can do that.  I can rise above it.  Yes, I do think this board has been swallowed up with negativity lately.  And I'm tired of it, too.  There are very few positive posts, so those posts are the ones I focus on.

You can't sweepingly brush everyone into one pot.  You can't call everyone whiners and losers without getting some backlash.  For that matter, take your proactive messages to a blog.  I'm really tired of your attitude.  Life is not cut and dry or black and white.  It's not all or nothing.  Most people can't just quit a job, move to another town, or just walk away from a situation.  It's more complicated than that.  That's where you're being judgmental.

DANG, didn't work
For some reason, it didn't work....sm

I will try link again but in case it doesn't work here it is......


Hope you didn't have to work all day
No work for me today. I was able to enjoy another day off. Back to the old grind tomorrow though not may patients so it'll be a nice slow day for me.
What email? I work there and didn't get one.

I didn't work for the T company, but I'd be interested
to know where you work now if you're willing to share.  Thanks.  I'm getting desperate here.
Worth a shot, but didn't work for me. sm

My inhouse job was outsourced when I left to work at home after 3 years doing the same account and getting rave reviews and raises for my transcription. I applied to the company handling the same account when I saw it advertised. I was told by the company my account was outsourced to that I did not have enough experience. Huh? 18 years total. 3 years on that same account.

I guess it depends if you're still working for the hospital or not. I know that at least around here, the hospitals basically black ball you if you have the nerve to leave their employ.

Hopefully the hospital you mention isn't quite as petty as mine was. They actually started sending the tapes out the day after I gave my 2 week notice and I had absolutely nothing to do but filing for the last 2 weeks. Apparently the hospital policy dictates that there is a grave danger of breach of confidentiality once the employee gives notice.

Give me a break.

Good luck. Hope it works out for you!

Thanks anyway - It didn't work. Apparently, it might be my headphones. I'm getting new ones

Link didn't work in last post


Trendy. Had one for a week but didn't work out.
Maybe I could have given it more time, but I was not happy with it.
but if she didn't have any work at the first company, how is she worse off now? nm
Downloading Java didn't work
So I deleted it again like they told me to do in the beginning.  Any other thoughts would be appreciated.  Thanks
Yep, I had to work today, didn't get dinner started until 1:30
So just got done with dinner at 5 pm!! But just thankful to have a job at home where I got to spend the day with my daughter, rather than if I would have had to go out to work today, like some people did! Maybe someday I will get the holiday off, but this is second best!
Sorry, I got cut off and didn't realize it. I was told it was more of a way to get the work back
I was told it was more of a way to get the work back and forth.  Does it actually affect the line counts? 
I had the same problem with the Belkin and sometimes it didn't work at all so I got the Dynex and
That was my solution, maybe someone else has had a better experience with the Belkin than I did.