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moderated Latest Jaws and thunderbird

Don H
 

Why does Jaws say things twice when you start Thunderbird?
It says Mozilla thunderbird twice followed by saying In box mozilla thunderbird twice. Not a big thing just annoying.

Running latest Jaws and Thunderbird on Win 10 1903.


moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Dean Martineau
 

I wonder if using the color or attributes and color sound scheme would enable you to recognize highlights?  I’ve never tried it.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Akshaya Choudhary
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:54 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Navigating highlighted text in word

 

Hello, 
I'm new to JAWS. I would like to know if there is a way I can jump from highlighted text to highlighted text in a word document.  A friend has highlighted certain section in a document, I would like to read them quickly. 

Regards 


moderated Navigating highlighted text in word

Akshaya Choudhary
 

Hello, 
I'm new to JAWS. I would like to know if there is a way I can jump from highlighted text to highlighted text in a word document.  A friend has highlighted certain section in a document, I would like to read them quickly. 

Regards 


moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

JM Casey
 

Just a suggestion, but, if the programme is a command line utility, you could run it without speech, get it to generate a report file that you can look at later, then issue whatever repair commands the programme has available afterwards and, you know, cross your fingers. :D

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: August 11, 2019 6:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

I'm sure you can still find Jaws for Dos around, if you want/need it. The Talking Dos Box is one thing that is packaged with it. I haven't really played with this though. I originally got it so I could play Eamon Deluxe games (a qbasic port of the Eamon adventure system for Apple II), but it's just one of the many things I can't seem to be bothered to spend a lot of time fiddling with.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: August 11, 2019 11:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

6.1 and subsequently 6.2 or above is coming, but when, I haven't got a clue. it's true it's been a while it hasn't been updated , but there wasn't any need as there weren't any complaints of problems in 6.0... according to Steve Gibson.

I wish there was a DOS screen reader I could use when Spinrite runs.
I recall Freedom Scientific had a link on their website for saving a copy of JAWS For DOS, but it is no longer there. darn.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Gerald Levy via Groups.Io [mailto:bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 10:40 AM
Subject: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS


The GRC web site clearly refers to the latest version of Spinwrite as,, "Spinwrite 6.0 for Windows XP".?? It does not mention Windows 7, 8 or 10.?? Further research reveals that it has not been updated since 2010.?? So how could it work with a modern computer? On the contrary, it might actually do more harm than good.?? Running a program that has not been updated in almost ten years is just a bad idea.


Gerald



On 8/11/2019 10:20 AM, John Covici wrote:
I don't think you use it with Windows at all, but check the website for more information.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:55:14 -0400,
Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Spinwrite??? Are you serious??? My understanding is that Spinwrite does not work with versions of Windows higher than XP.?? Have you used it successfully with Windows 7 or 10?


Gerald



On 8/11/2019 6:34 AM, John Covici wrote:
I would get smartmontools and see what it says about your drive.
Also, a great utility for disk repair is spinwrite at www.grc.com.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:21 -0400,
Dave Durber wrote:
Hello Everyone:

I have a system running Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT, which I intend upgrading to Windows 10 when I get a new Motherboard for it. I have JAWS 2018 installed on it. In addition to the CD-DVD ROM, it has a 120 GB SSD, which is the system drive, and 2 1 TB Hdd Drives, which ar F and G.

Yesterday, when I started the system, I tried to log onto drive g. Windows reported a drive error. Of course, being Windows, the operating system did not tell me what type of error was affecting the drive, only that Windows could not access it.

I ran CMD, and in the DOS shell window, I used CHKDSK with the /f switch. CHKDSK, reported that it could not attempt to scan the drive because of a drive error and closed itself and returned me to the DOS Shell window.

My question is, is anyone on this list, using a good disk repair utility, which is accessible using JAWS At present, I have no idea, as to whether the problem is with the partition, its format or the problem is with the files which hold the information about the data stored on the drive.

Any Suggestions please.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber









.


moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

JM Casey
 

I'm sure you can still find Jaws for Dos around, if you want/need it. The Talking Dos Box is one thing that is packaged with it. I haven't really played with this though. I originally got it so I could play Eamon Deluxe games (a qbasic port of the Eamon adventure system for Apple II), but it's just one of the many things I can't seem to be bothered to spend a lot of time fiddling with.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: August 11, 2019 11:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

6.1 and subsequently 6.2 or above is coming, but when, I haven't got a clue. it's true it's been a while it hasn't been updated , but there wasn't any need as there weren't any complaints of problems in 6.0... according to Steve Gibson.

I wish there was a DOS screen reader I could use when Spinrite runs.
I recall Freedom Scientific had a link on their website for saving a copy of JAWS For DOS, but it is no longer there. darn.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Gerald Levy via Groups.Io [mailto:bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 10:40 AM
Subject: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS


The GRC web site clearly refers to the latest version of Spinwrite as,, "Spinwrite 6.0 for Windows XP".?? It does not mention Windows 7, 8 or 10.?? Further research reveals that it has not been updated since 2010.?? So how could it work with a modern computer? On the contrary, it might actually do more harm than good.?? Running a program that has not been updated in almost ten years is just a bad idea.


Gerald



On 8/11/2019 10:20 AM, John Covici wrote:
I don't think you use it with Windows at all, but check the website for more information.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:55:14 -0400,
Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Spinwrite??? Are you serious??? My understanding is that Spinwrite does not work with versions of Windows higher than XP.?? Have you used it successfully with Windows 7 or 10?


Gerald



On 8/11/2019 6:34 AM, John Covici wrote:
I would get smartmontools and see what it says about your drive.
Also, a great utility for disk repair is spinwrite at www.grc.com.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:21 -0400,
Dave Durber wrote:
Hello Everyone:

I have a system running Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT, which I intend upgrading to Windows 10 when I get a new Motherboard for it. I have JAWS 2018 installed on it. In addition to the CD-DVD ROM, it has a 120 GB SSD, which is the system drive, and 2 1 TB Hdd Drives, which ar F and G.

Yesterday, when I started the system, I tried to log onto drive g. Windows reported a drive error. Of course, being Windows, the operating system did not tell me what type of error was affecting the drive, only that Windows could not access it.

I ran CMD, and in the DOS shell window, I used CHKDSK with the /f switch. CHKDSK, reported that it could not attempt to scan the drive because of a drive error and closed itself and returned me to the DOS Shell window.

My question is, is anyone on this list, using a good disk repair utility, which is accessible using JAWS At present, I have no idea, as to whether the problem is with the partition, its format or the problem is with the files which hold the information about the data stored on the drive.

Any Suggestions please.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber









.


moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

 

SeaTools for Windows (and there is a bootable version, too) by Seagate is an excellent utility and can be used on any brand of drive.   If you do know your drive's manufacturer and they have a diagnostic utility, that's the best thing to use, but if they don't, SeaTools is a great fallback.  I cannot speak to its accessibility.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

Chris Hill
 

Hello.


If it were me, I'd find out who made the drive in question and get the manufacturer's diagnostic, no matter how well or poorly it works with speech.  That is the only way you are going to ever really be sure what you're dealing with,  If the hardware is okay, there may be a third party program to try to fix issues you are having, if the hardware isn't you're wasting your time.


CH


On 8/11/2019 10:42, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:


Again, I must ask, how is this program accessible with JAWS??? And if it is not accessible with JAWS or any other screen reader, how do you use it without sighted help? I suggest that you read the following article, which claims that Spinwrite is not what it's cracked up to be:


https://www.disktuna.com/spinrite-is-not-data-recovery-software/



Gerald



On 8/11/2019 11:27 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
For those complaining about SpinRite, it would help if you read the information at the site.?? ??The low-level file systems used under Windows (and a number of other operating systems) have not changed in a very, very long time.?? ??Thus, it's not necessary for software that examines, analyzes and fixes same to change, either.

The SpinRite page explicitly states:?? "??SpinRite is able to operate on all Windows XP NTFS formats, all DOS FAT, all Linux file systems, Novell, Macintosh (if temporarily moved into a PC) or anything else."?? ??NTFS is NTFS as NTFS has always been.?? The various FAT varieties as well.

Steve Gibson doesn't generally leave anything up on the Gibson Research site that isn't currently useful, even if not developed recently.?? ??If he's still selling it, and he is, it's certain to still do what it was advertised as doing.

In any case, errors such as the one being described here always scream "failed or imminently failing" drive to me.?? ??You may be able to get more information about what's wrong, which is useful to know just for one's own information, but it's unlikely to be fixable.
--

Brian??-??Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit,??Version 1903, Build 18362????

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

???????????????? ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

Gerald Levy
 


Again, I must ask, how is this program accessible with JAWS??? And if it is not accessible with JAWS or any other screen reader, how do you use it without sighted help? I suggest that you read the following article, which claims that Spinwrite is not what it's cracked up to be:


https://www.disktuna.com/spinrite-is-not-data-recovery-software/



Gerald



On 8/11/2019 11:27 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
For those complaining about SpinRite, it would help if you read the information at the site.?? ??The low-level file systems used under Windows (and a number of other operating systems) have not changed in a very, very long time.?? ??Thus, it's not necessary for software that examines, analyzes and fixes same to change, either.

The SpinRite page explicitly states:?? "??SpinRite is able to operate on all Windows XP NTFS formats, all DOS FAT, all Linux file systems, Novell, Macintosh (if temporarily moved into a PC) or anything else."?? ??NTFS is NTFS as NTFS has always been.?? The various FAT varieties as well.

Steve Gibson doesn't generally leave anything up on the Gibson Research site that isn't currently useful, even if not developed recently.?? ??If he's still selling it, and he is, it's certain to still do what it was advertised as doing.

In any case, errors such as the one being described here always scream "failed or imminently failing" drive to me.?? ??You may be able to get more information about what's wrong, which is useful to know just for one's own information, but it's unlikely to be fixable.
--

Brian??-??Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit,??Version 1903, Build 18362????

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

???????????????? ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

 

For those complaining about SpinRite, it would help if you read the information at the site.   The low-level file systems used under Windows (and a number of other operating systems) have not changed in a very, very long time.   Thus, it's not necessary for software that examines, analyzes and fixes same to change, either.

The SpinRite page explicitly states:  " SpinRite is able to operate on all Windows XP NTFS formats, all DOS FAT, all Linux file systems, Novell, Macintosh (if temporarily moved into a PC) or anything else."   NTFS is NTFS as NTFS has always been.  The various FAT varieties as well.

Steve Gibson doesn't generally leave anything up on the Gibson Research site that isn't currently useful, even if not developed recently.   If he's still selling it, and he is, it's certain to still do what it was advertised as doing.

In any case, errors such as the one being described here always scream "failed or imminently failing" drive to me.   You may be able to get more information about what's wrong, which is useful to know just for one's own information, but it's unlikely to be fixable.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

Gerald Levy
 

If this is the case, then how can it be JAWS accessible??? Indeed, if there is no speech, how can you use this program in the first place without sighted help? The original inquirer specifically asked for a utility that is JAWS accessible.


Gerald

On 8/11/2019 11:08 AM, Mario wrote:
it runs from a bootable CD/DVD or thumb drive off of FreeDOS, and cannot
do what it does while the drive is running Windows.

------- Original Message --------
From: John Covici [mailto:covici@...]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 10:20 AM
Subject: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

I don't think you use it with Windows at all, but check the website
for more information.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:55:14 -0400,
Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:


Spinwrite??? Are you serious??? My understanding is that
Spinwrite does not work with versions of Windows higher than
XP.?? Have you used it successfully with Windows 7 or 10?


Gerald



On 8/11/2019 6:34 AM, John Covici wrote:
I would get smartmontools and see what it says about your drive.
Also, a great utility for disk repair is spinwrite at www.grc.com.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:21 -0400,
Dave Durber wrote:
Hello Everyone:

I have a system running Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT, which I
intend upgrading to Windows 10 when I get a new Motherboard for
it. I have JAWS 2018 installed on it. In addition to the CD-DVD
ROM, it has a 120 GB SSD, which is the system drive, and 2 1 TB
Hdd Drives, which ar F and G.

Yesterday, when I started the system, I tried to log onto drive
g. Windows reported a drive error. Of course, being Windows, the
operating system did not tell me what type of error was affecting
the drive, only that Windows could not access it.

I ran CMD, and in the DOS shell window, I used CHKDSK with the /f
switch. CHKDSK, reported that it could not attempt to scan the
drive because of a drive error and closed itself and returned me
to the DOS Shell window.

My question is, is anyone on this list, using a good disk repair
utility, which is accessible using JAWS
At present, I have no idea, as to whether the problem is with
the partition, its format or the problem is with the files which
hold the information about the data stored on the drive.

Any Suggestions please.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber











moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

Mario
 

6.1 and subsequently 6.2 or above is coming, but when, I haven't got a
clue. it's true it's been a while it hasn't been updated
, but there wasn't any need as there weren't any complaints of problems
in 6.0... according to Steve Gibson.

I wish there was a DOS screen reader I could use when Spinrite runs.
I recall Freedom Scientific had a link on their website for saving a
copy of JAWS For DOS, but it is no longer there. darn.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Gerald Levy via Groups.Io [mailto:bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 10:40 AM
Subject: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS


The GRC web site clearly refers to the latest version of Spinwrite as,,
"Spinwrite 6.0 for Windows XP".?? It does not mention Windows 7, 8 or
10.?? Further research reveals that it has not been updated since
2010.?? So how could it work with a modern computer? On the contrary, it
might actually do more harm than good.?? Running a program that has not
been updated in almost ten years is just a bad idea.


Gerald



On 8/11/2019 10:20 AM, John Covici wrote:
I don't think you use it with Windows at all, but check the website
for more information.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:55:14 -0400,
Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Spinwrite??? Are you serious??? My understanding is that
Spinwrite does not work with versions of Windows higher than
XP.?? Have you used it successfully with Windows 7 or 10?


Gerald



On 8/11/2019 6:34 AM, John Covici wrote:
I would get smartmontools and see what it says about your drive.
Also, a great utility for disk repair is spinwrite at www.grc.com.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:21 -0400,
Dave Durber wrote:
Hello Everyone:

I have a system running Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT, which I
intend upgrading to Windows 10 when I get a new Motherboard for
it. I have JAWS 2018 installed on it. In addition to the CD-DVD
ROM, it has a 120 GB SSD, which is the system drive, and 2 1 TB
Hdd Drives, which ar F and G.

Yesterday, when I started the system, I tried to log onto drive
g. Windows reported a drive error. Of course, being Windows, the
operating system did not tell me what type of error was affecting
the drive, only that Windows could not access it.

I ran CMD, and in the DOS shell window, I used CHKDSK with the /f
switch. CHKDSK, reported that it could not attempt to scan the
drive because of a drive error and closed itself and returned me
to the DOS Shell window.

My question is, is anyone on this list, using a good disk repair
utility, which is accessible using JAWS
At  present, I have no idea, as to whether the problem is with
the partition, its format or the problem is with the files which
hold the information about the data stored on the drive.

Any Suggestions please.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber









.


moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

Mario
 

it runs from a bootable CD/DVD or thumb drive off of FreeDOS, and cannot
do what it does while the drive is running Windows.

------- Original Message --------
From: John Covici [mailto:covici@...]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 10:20 AM
Subject: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

I don't think you use it with Windows at all, but check the website
for more information.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:55:14 -0400,
Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:


Spinwrite??? Are you serious??? My understanding is that
Spinwrite does not work with versions of Windows higher than
XP.?? Have you used it successfully with Windows 7 or 10?


Gerald



On 8/11/2019 6:34 AM, John Covici wrote:
I would get smartmontools and see what it says about your drive.
Also, a great utility for disk repair is spinwrite at www.grc.com.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:21 -0400,
Dave Durber wrote:
Hello Everyone:

I have a system running Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT, which I
intend upgrading to Windows 10 when I get a new Motherboard for
it. I have JAWS 2018 installed on it. In addition to the CD-DVD
ROM, it has a 120 GB SSD, which is the system drive, and 2 1 TB
Hdd Drives, which ar F and G.

Yesterday, when I started the system, I tried to log onto drive
g. Windows reported a drive error. Of course, being Windows, the
operating system did not tell me what type of error was affecting
the drive, only that Windows could not access it.

I ran CMD, and in the DOS shell window, I used CHKDSK with the /f
switch. CHKDSK, reported that it could not attempt to scan the
drive because of a drive error and closed itself and returned me
to the DOS Shell window.

My question is, is anyone on this list, using a good disk repair
utility, which is accessible using JAWS
At present, I have no idea, as to whether the problem is with
the partition, its format or the problem is with the files which
hold the information about the data stored on the drive.

Any Suggestions please.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber


moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

Gerald Levy
 

The GRC web site clearly refers to the latest version of Spinwrite as,, "Spinwrite 6.0 for Windows XP".?? It does not mention Windows 7, 8 or 10.?? Further research reveals that it has not been updated since 2010.?? So how could it work with a modern computer? On the contrary, it might actually do more harm than good.?? Running a program that has not been updated in almost ten years is just a bad idea.


Gerald

On 8/11/2019 10:20 AM, John Covici wrote:
I don't think you use it with Windows at all, but check the website
for more information.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:55:14 -0400,
Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Spinwrite??? Are you serious??? My understanding is that
Spinwrite does not work with versions of Windows higher than
XP.?? Have you used it successfully with Windows 7 or 10?


Gerald



On 8/11/2019 6:34 AM, John Covici wrote:
I would get smartmontools and see what it says about your drive.
Also, a great utility for disk repair is spinwrite at www.grc.com.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:21 -0400,
Dave Durber wrote:
Hello Everyone:

I have a system running Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT, which I
intend upgrading to Windows 10 when I get a new Motherboard for
it. I have JAWS 2018 installed on it. In addition to the CD-DVD
ROM, it has a 120 GB SSD, which is the system drive, and 2 1 TB
Hdd Drives, which ar F and G.

Yesterday, when I started the system, I tried to log onto drive
g. Windows reported a drive error. Of course, being Windows, the
operating system did not tell me what type of error was affecting
the drive, only that Windows could not access it.

I ran CMD, and in the DOS shell window, I used CHKDSK with the /f
switch. CHKDSK, reported that it could not attempt to scan the
drive because of a drive error and closed itself and returned me
to the DOS Shell window.

My question is, is anyone on this list, using a good disk repair
utility, which is accessible using JAWS
At present, I have no idea, as to whether the problem is with
the partition, its format or the problem is with the files which
hold the information about the data stored on the drive.

Any Suggestions please.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber




moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

John Covici
 

I don't think you use it with Windows at all, but check the website
for more information.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:55:14 -0400,
Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:


Spinwrite??? Are you serious??? My understanding is that
Spinwrite does not work with versions of Windows higher than
XP.?? Have you used it successfully with Windows 7 or 10?


Gerald



On 8/11/2019 6:34 AM, John Covici wrote:
I would get smartmontools and see what it says about your drive.
Also, a great utility for disk repair is spinwrite at www.grc.com.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:21 -0400,
Dave Durber wrote:
Hello Everyone:

I have a system running Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT, which I
intend upgrading to Windows 10 when I get a new Motherboard for
it. I have JAWS 2018 installed on it. In addition to the CD-DVD
ROM, it has a 120 GB SSD, which is the system drive, and 2 1 TB
Hdd Drives, which ar F and G.

Yesterday, when I started the system, I tried to log onto drive
g. Windows reported a drive error. Of course, being Windows, the
operating system did not tell me what type of error was affecting
the drive, only that Windows could not access it.

I ran CMD, and in the DOS shell window, I used CHKDSK with the /f
switch. CHKDSK, reported that it could not attempt to scan the
drive because of a drive error and closed itself and returned me
to the DOS Shell window.

My question is, is anyone on this list, using a good disk repair
utility, which is accessible using JAWS
At present, I have no idea, as to whether the problem is with
the partition, its format or the problem is with the files which
hold the information about the data stored on the drive.

Any Suggestions please.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber




--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...


moderated Re: Another Winamp Question

Tom Behler
 

Thanks, John.

 

I’ll add this suggestion to my notes for when the problem comes up again, which I’m sure it will.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Gurd via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another Winamp Question

 

Hi Tom, Bill told you the best way to get rid of for good. But another way that worked for me for individual devices was to press Jaws F10 to bring up a list of running applications. The Yes/No appears here and allows you to focus on it and click no to get rid of it for the device you are using with Winamp.


On 10 Aug 2019, at 21:06, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

Well, this is all very odd. I would have to reinstall winamp in order to experience this dialogue again since I have the related plugin uninstalled completely, but, yes, I do remember it. I also don’t really remember it being a  problem, though, just a minor annoyance.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: August 9, 2019 4:06 PM
To: jfw list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Another Winamp Question

 

Hello, everyone.

 

Within the past few wekes, whenever I try to play an audio file from my external hard drive with Winamp, I get a message that says something like:  “Winamp has detected a an external drive;  do you want Winamp to access  this drive?”.

 

There is a yes/no button, but I can’t get to it.

 

I have tried enter, and the space bar.  I also have tried rooting the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, but have had no luck.

 

Occasionally, after trying, I can get the message to play, but then I get an error message about reporting the problem to Winamp.

 

And, once I get these messages, the only way I can get rid of them is to completely shut down and re-boot my computer.

 

Has anyone experienced this issue?  If so, how can I respond, or better yet, how can I turn this anoying notification off?

 

I’m using windows 10 version 1809 with the latest build of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks!

 

Tom Behler

 

 


moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

Gerald Levy
 

Spinwrite??? Are you serious??? My understanding is that Spinwrite does not work with versions of Windows higher than XP.?? Have you used it successfully with Windows 7 or 10?


Gerald

On 8/11/2019 6:34 AM, John Covici wrote:
I would get smartmontools and see what it says about your drive.
Also, a great utility for disk repair is spinwrite at www.grc.com.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:21 -0400,
Dave Durber wrote:
Hello Everyone:

I have a system running Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT, which I
intend upgrading to Windows 10 when I get a new Motherboard for
it. I have JAWS 2018 installed on it. In addition to the CD-DVD
ROM, it has a 120 GB SSD, which is the system drive, and 2 1 TB
Hdd Drives, which ar F and G.

Yesterday, when I started the system, I tried to log onto drive
g. Windows reported a drive error. Of course, being Windows, the
operating system did not tell me what type of error was affecting
the drive, only that Windows could not access it.

I ran CMD, and in the DOS shell window, I used CHKDSK with the /f
switch. CHKDSK, reported that it could not attempt to scan the
drive because of a drive error and closed itself and returned me
to the DOS Shell window.

My question is, is anyone on this list, using a good disk repair
utility, which is accessible using JAWS
At present, I have no idea, as to whether the problem is with
the partition, its format or the problem is with the files which
hold the information about the data stored on the drive.

Any Suggestions please.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber




moderated Re: Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

John Covici
 

I would get smartmontools and see what it says about your drive.
Also, a great utility for disk repair is spinwrite at www.grc.com.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:21 -0400,
Dave Durber wrote:

Hello Everyone:

I have a system running Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT, which I
intend upgrading to Windows 10 when I get a new Motherboard for
it. I have JAWS 2018 installed on it. In addition to the CD-DVD
ROM, it has a 120 GB SSD, which is the system drive, and 2 1 TB
Hdd Drives, which ar F and G.

Yesterday, when I started the system, I tried to log onto drive
g. Windows reported a drive error. Of course, being Windows, the
operating system did not tell me what type of error was affecting
the drive, only that Windows could not access it.

I ran CMD, and in the DOS shell window, I used CHKDSK with the /f
switch. CHKDSK, reported that it could not attempt to scan the
drive because of a drive error and closed itself and returned me
to the DOS Shell window.

My question is, is anyone on this list, using a good disk repair
utility, which is accessible using JAWS
At present, I have no idea, as to whether the problem is with
the partition, its format or the problem is with the files which
hold the information about the data stored on the drive.

Any Suggestions please.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber



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How do
you spend it?

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moderated Disk repair utility, usable with JAWS

Dave Durber
 

Hello Everyone:

I have a system running Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT, which I intend upgrading to Windows 10 when I get a new Motherboard for it. I have JAWS 2018 installed on it. In addition to the CD-DVD ROM, it has a 120 GB SSD, which is the system drive, and 2 1 TB Hdd Drives, which ar F and G.

Yesterday, when I started the system, I tried to log onto drive g. Windows reported a drive error. Of course, being Windows, the operating system did not tell me what type of error was affecting the drive, only that Windows could not access it.

I ran CMD, and in the DOS shell window, I used CHKDSK with the /f switch. CHKDSK, reported that it could not attempt to scan the drive because of a drive error and closed itself and returned me to the DOS Shell window.

My question is, is anyone on this list, using a good disk repair utility, which is accessible using JAWS
At present, I have no idea, as to whether the problem is with the partition, its format or the problem is with the files which hold the information about the data stored on the drive.

Any Suggestions please.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber


moderated Re: Another Winamp Question

John Gurd
 

Hi Tom, Bill told you the best way to get rid of for good. But another way that worked for me for individual devices was to press Jaws F10 to bring up a list of running applications. The Yes/No appears here and allows you to focus on it and click no to get rid of it for the device you are using with Winamp.


On 10 Aug 2019, at 21:06, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

Well, this is all very odd. I would have to reinstall winamp in order to experience this dialogue again since I have the related plugin uninstalled completely, but, yes, I do remember it. I also don’t really remember it being a  problem, though, just a minor annoyance.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: August 9, 2019 4:06 PM
To: jfw list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Another Winamp Question

 

Hello, everyone.

 

Within the past few wekes, whenever I try to play an audio file from my external hard drive with Winamp, I get a message that says something like:  “Winamp has detected a an external drive;  do you want Winamp to access  this drive?”.

 

There is a yes/no button, but I can’t get to it.

 

I have tried enter, and the space bar.  I also have tried rooting the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, but have had no luck.

 

Occasionally, after trying, I can get the message to play, but then I get an error message about reporting the problem to Winamp.

 

And, once I get these messages, the only way I can get rid of them is to completely shut down and re-boot my computer.

 

Has anyone experienced this issue?  If so, how can I respond, or better yet, how can I turn this anoying notification off?

 

I’m using windows 10 version 1809 with the latest build of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks!

 

Tom Behler

 

 


moderated Re: Another Winamp Question

JM Casey
 

Well, this is all very odd. I would have to reinstall winamp in order to experience this dialogue again since I have the related plugin uninstalled completely, but, yes, I do remember it. I also don’t really remember it being a  problem, though, just a minor annoyance.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: August 9, 2019 4:06 PM
To: jfw list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Another Winamp Question

 

Hello, everyone.

 

Within the past few wekes, whenever I try to play an audio file from my external hard drive with Winamp, I get a message that says something like:  “Winamp has detected a an external drive;  do you want Winamp to access  this drive?”.

 

There is a yes/no button, but I can’t get to it.

 

I have tried enter, and the space bar.  I also have tried rooting the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, but have had no luck.

 

Occasionally, after trying, I can get the message to play, but then I get an error message about reporting the problem to Winamp.

 

And, once I get these messages, the only way I can get rid of them is to completely shut down and re-boot my computer.

 

Has anyone experienced this issue?  If so, how can I respond, or better yet, how can I turn this anoying notification off?

 

I’m using windows 10 version 1809 with the latest build of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks!

 

Tom Behler