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brotherhood of LAN

 3:09 am on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

It seems like after one hurdle is crossed, someone puts another one in front of you before you can get to the next "proper" one

Ive managed to install microsofts personal web server so I can preview some ASP pages without having to publish and fret about it.

So all is good (apart from the CSS file didnt ZIP very well)...one of the problems is that I have acquired another computer, 2 computers sitting next to one another and are not networked. I have to send the files halfway round the world via email to move half a metre to the other hard drive :)

Anyways, the problem seems to be that whenever I now open MS Frontpage it shuts down instantly, no error, no nothing. This seems to have happened at the same time I rebooted to install the web server. Anyone have any ideas as to what the cause is, or even better, a solution?

So great, I can now use the webserver. Im going to have to use frontpage on the other computer, zip it, mail it, download it, view it. If there is a problem its gonna have to be back and forth. This problems gonna continue until I get a network card....or for the short term, sorting out this problem...

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated




 3:21 am on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

You could try reinstalling FP, but if that doesn't work, then

Is it possible to completely clean the second machine? If so, reformat, install windows with PWS. (I catually install Windows first then install PWS chossing custom options.) Then install FP. Then Import your web. Don't just copy the files into FP, copy them (via your email) into a seperate folder and then import them into FP so it can rationalise all the relationships.

See how you go with that.


brotherhood of LAN

 3:45 am on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Woz, ever heard of Ocham's Razor? Still, I suppose the existence of windows on the hard drive is the root of many simple problems :)

I was thinking about clean installing comp#2 but I have no windows CD, both comps came with it pre-installed

I done the detect and repair thingy, that seems to have worked....

One thing I noticed when zipping n emailing the web is that the line breaks in CSS didnt go through to well

are there any known issues with zipping files commonly used on a web site/ i.e. their characteristics change when you zip them??

btw thanks woz, If I get another MS 2000 and Windows CD a clean install may very well be the best option.....

back to computer 2!


 4:28 am on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

if ytou have spare space on your host, why don't you upload to a TEST folder and then download to computer 2. Therfore, no zipping.

>Ocham's Razor

Know it well, my Outlook and Winfax just went down with a notice to contact the system administrator. Er, that me! Hullo?! Grrrr!


brotherhood of LAN

 4:43 am on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

yeah ive made the old "test" folder on my web many times. I have 600 meg and use about 40 so im ok there

Just need to get a network card really, n strip down whats on both computers n figure what can be done in the best way in on which computer

im tempted to redo my site AGAIN. for some reason the CSS looks different on this comp, even tho the code is exactly the same. Granted, the res of the monitor is bigger but that does not explain why it is not rendering my Verdana font!

Woz, Now that I can play with ASP without logging on, im going hammer and tongs creating a new directory for related sites, all of which will be categorised in a database and normalised (blah blah). Essentially a smaller component packing a bigger punch....would you be able to sticky me your science dictionary URL's from your site, as I believe you are an owner of a certain URL covering these things :)

P.S. Lets move away from M$ products in tandem!!

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