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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Wkatydid, Feb 9, 2004.

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  1. Wkatydid

    Wkatydid Thread Starter

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    I have Windows XP well for about 2 days now... And I'm pretty unfamiliar with it.

    A lot of background to a little problem:

    I initially had to sign up for a 30-day free trial with one ISP to download Compuserve, which is my usual ISP. I chose version 7.0 -- I don't know why, as I downloaded to my old computer (Windows 98) twice, and uninstalled back to version 6.0. I guess I thought it would work better in XP. Anyway, the second time I signed on, Compuserve kept freezing up on me. To make a long story short... if I'm not too late :eek: ... I ended up uninstalling 7.0 on the new computer, reinstalling, uninstalling, then putting 6.0 on.

    The problem: Since the first install, I've had the message that I have 589 unread mail messages next to my Icon on the main screen. How do I get RID of this??? Surely it's just a minor annoyance, but I'd like it to be gone..

    Thanks to anyone who can help!! :D
     
  2. dai

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    just bring them up and delete them,i set my email program to delete from server once read otherwise everytime you reinstall it thinks the ones left on the server are new ones
     
  3. Wkatydid

    Wkatydid Thread Starter

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    I've already done that. I have about 2 unread messages, not 589. The message never disappeared, even after the 2 uninstalls of Compuserve.
     
  4. dai

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    just guessing here
    can you delete the icon and then create it again by right clicking create shortcut and draging to the desktop
     
  5. Wkatydid

    Wkatydid Thread Starter

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    Was thinking about this one last night.....

    Got up this am, and now it just said "logged in". ??

    Now I'm confused:confused: LOL. Guess I'll have to see what it says next.
     
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