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24-03-2002, 09:27 AM
i have a machine, that when ever i enter the city name 'new plymouth' or my familys last name, it puts up a line of x's as in XXXXXXXXXXX. it doesnt matter where the text is typed, whether it be in a text document or a spreadsheet, in notepad or wordpad. the machine has been virus scanned. any ideas?

24-03-2002, 10:48 AM
have u checked your keyboard? sounds like keyboard error.

Gil

24-03-2002, 10:48 AM
have u checked your keyboard? sounds like keyboard error.

Gil

24-03-2002, 04:24 PM
1. Move to another town.

2. Change your name by deed poll.

That is a *different* problem. I know that 'what you cane do with a computer is limited only by your imagination', but this is ridiculous.

Some programmes allow you to have string substitutions, to save typing, but Notepad?

24-03-2002, 08:21 PM
Has someone using your computer set New Plymouth and your family name as a password hence the string of xxxxx every time. Suggest find all passwords and remove. Frank.

24-03-2002, 10:34 PM
Do you have any Internet Privacy software installed. These may do what you are saying to prevent people from giving out private information over the internet. Must be an extreme case in this instance not letting you type it in Notepad.

JM

25-03-2002, 10:40 AM
Format and reinstall fixed my problem, but cheers.