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free cell game haywire after Norton fix

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by marianne, Jan 18, 2002.

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  1. marianne

    marianne Thread Starter

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    My husband was running Norton Utilities Intregator which got stuck in the repair and fix (kept repeating and never got beyound a certain list) so he stopped it. Later when I tried to play free cell it didn't work right and now freezes. It was working excellently before he did what he was doing. Any suggestions. Other programs seem to be working okay. We have Win 98

    Marianne
     
  2. deanas

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    You could always try to delete & then reinstall.
    Freecell is a part of windows installation.
    start > settings > control panel > add/remove >
    windows setup.
    scroll to accessories and uncheck games.
    reboot.
    Do the same to install except check games.
    It really could make a difference what your
    husband was doing that he didn't finish.
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    I don't know what happened to suddenly cause the problem to start happening. But Symantec has documented conflicts between FreeCell and Cleansweep. If you have that (csinject), you should try end-tasking it before running FreeCell. Or just disable it and enable for installs only.
     
  4. marianne

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the info. Neither helped. I am wondering if it's efax which my husband downloaded yesterday.

    Also, he tried to defrag and it froze up after about 68% thru.

    Well, guess we need to do some detect work.

    Marianne
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    Try running defrag in safe mode. Do a disk cleanup first to flush temporary internet, recycle bin and windows temp files.

    Try running FreeCell after end tasking everything in the close programs window except Explorer and Systray. You could probably test FreeCell in safe mode as well to see if it is a conflict issue or a file corruption one.

    If you're a FreeCell junkie like I am, you might want to try FreeCell Pro. It takes a little tweaking to configure, but I like it better than the Windows version.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~fomalhaut/fcpro.html
     
  6. marianne

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    Thanks for the help. I learned that dynamic link cmd - DLLcmd32
    was causing a conflict with free cell and as long as it's turned off
    free cell works fine. Is DLLcmd 32 something I can disable for good without problems and if so, how.

    Marianne
     
  7. Rollin' Rog

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    Well it is in fact a part of your Efax installation. You can temporarily disable it for FreeCell play, it won't affect Windows any.
     
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