Yes, please report back so we know if our advice is correct and helpful.
I'm not sure how you can find your own post in the web-based interface you
are using. I always use Windows Live Mail and it has an option to Show
Replies to My Messages. I can toggle that on and see only the threads where
I've participated. It seems to me that most of the users who ask the
questions here prefer the web approach to these newsgroups (also known as
discussions or Communities), but most experienced users who try to answer
prefer the news readers.
If you have Vista (or any Windows in the past decade or more), then you
already have a news reader. Outlook Express was the newsreader up through
Windows XP. Vista comes with a rewritten version called Windows Mail. In
the year since Vista debuted, Microsoft has introduced the Windows Live
suite, including Windows Live Mail, an improved version of Windows Mail; WLM
runs on both WinXP and Vista. You can download WLM - and other parts of the
Live family - at http://get.live.com/wl
But, whether you use OE or WM or WLM, just click this one link:
That one click will start your newsreader (if it is not already running);
create a News Account for you on the Microsoft public news server, which is
free and does not require you to log on; subscribe you to THIS hardware
newsgroup; download the 300 newest posts; and open the latest message for
you to read. You can explore from there; you should find your own posts
because you are looking at the same messages, just in a different format.
Read a few. When you are comfy with the program, click Tools | Options and
customize it to suit yourself.
In a few days, you'll know whether you like the newsreader interface better
than the browser approach. And it's not irreversible; you can go back to
the browser or even use both side by side. ;<)
Sorry. Didn't mean to turn this into a promo for OE/WM/WLM, but when you
said IF you can find the post...
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
"Ribeye" <Ribeye@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Yeah I figured that was the case so i went and bought a new DVD/CD combo
> unit. I hope this solves the problem. Thanks for the knowledge of the
> different types of lasers though and not to worry about magenetic fields,
> appreciate it...Eric
> PS - I'll let you know if it works when it comes if I can find the post...