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Montreal

It’s not as far as either Vancouver or New York, it hosts the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival although Edinburgh is nearer, and its in Canada.

The Guardian did a ad-sink article on the city the weekend of 28th October 2006. This is now almost availale at the Guardian Unlimited’s travel site. The ‘beenthere’ page is here… and the paper references the Tourism Montreal site.

Posted by Dave on

F1 Help and Support

On my Dell Dimension, there’s been a problem with “Help & Support”, it wouldn’t start on using the F1. Dell recommended a pcrestore, which since I had already done once, I didn’t want to repeat. I logged it in the Dell Community forum here… and joe53 referred me to Kelly’s Korner tweaks, line 235.

This is a registry update. I used this to fix the problem and I have documented my process on the Dell site.

Thanks to Joe & Kelly.

Posted by Dave on

Windows boot menu on a Dell

Windows Safe Mode

I am looking to boot my Dell Dimension 5150c into Safe Mode.

See the Dell support page where they state that to get into the boot menu, you must use the F8 button,after the basic input/output system (BIOS) has finished loading, but before the windows XP splash screen is displayed.

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