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    more XP problems

    Just installed XP (fresh install on a newly formated HD ) but now I cant run msn messenger any more, and VC++ doesnt recognise memset(...) and GetTickCount(...). Anyone know why and can advise me?

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    btw please dont tell me how much M$ sucks. We all know that so I'm gonna install mandrake soon as well, but I do need a Windows OS as well.

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    Be a little more specific as to how MSN isnt running please.
    Do you get any errors or anything?
    And XP will NOT affect C++ coding so you have probably spelled something wrong or forgotten a header or something.

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    msn wont run from any shortcut or executable. I can double click all I like and it wont start, no error messages or anything. Its not even in the list of processes running. It was working fibne when I installed Office XP then I downloaded the new version from the web and now it wont run

    >>And XP will NOT affect C++ coding so you have probably spelled something wrong or forgotten a header or something

    Very wrong!! These files were fine this morning (except for the usual bugs) but now these 2 functions are undeclared identifiers. I managed to sort out memset(...) by including memory.h but I'm not so sure about GetTickCount(...), <ctime> was working fine earlier

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    MSN messanger on XP is known as "Windows Messanger", Press the Start button, goto All programs then click on Windows Messanger, hope that helped
    "There are three kinds of people in the world...
    Those that can count and those that can't."

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    it didnt really help, but its running anyway now. Not sure what the problem was but no doubt thats not the end of it.

    Anyone know about the GetTickCount(...) problem?

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    The problem with messenger and other programs not starting appears to be caused by me not using the admin identity. What can I do to solve this?

    ps Solved the other problem with the functions

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    Told you

    Well i think you can go into users from the control panel and change admin status.

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