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Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 05-28-2003 13:18

'Ello,
So there I was doing one of those clear outs of unnecessary files on my 'puter, when I came apon this group in my start menu, "MicroStaff WINASPI". I have no idea what it is or where it came from. The only option I can find for it is to uninstall, (it is not listed in the Add/Remove Programs).
I managed to find a web site to Microstaff but it is not in English so I'm none the wiser. I am generally VERY wary of what I install on the little tao 'puter, so this has me baffled!
Any info on this would be appreciated before I attemt to uninstall it.
Details...
Type: File folder
Size on disk: 4.00kb
Contains: 1 File
Created: 10 May 2003
Thanks

InI
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-28-2003 13:31

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
Don't follow his example - seek real life help first.

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-28-2003 16:58

what kinda file is it? "*.exe"?

4K? Email it to me...


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binary
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Under the Bridge
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 05-28-2003 17:14

Taobaybee... i guess we have to depend on Suho to translate

Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 05-28-2003 20:51

this probably isn't going to help but to muddle things up a bit more....
i don't specifically know what winaspi does... i just know that i needed that file type (i believe) once for something to do with my cd-rw.... sorry i can't be more specific than that...but it was quite awhile ago and my memory sucks

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Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 05-28-2003 21:09

Thanks for the input guys. InI, you were right it was a cdrom driver. I still don't know how it got on my system, I already have a driver working correctly on that drive. So just to be sure i quarantined it, ran a level 5 diagnostic (guess whose just been watching StarTrek) and ran an antivirus through the system. I've eliminated the offending file now so I can't send you a copy Petskull. Ta all the same.
Panic? Moi?

lallous
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Lebanon
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 05-29-2003 04:53

To be specific, ASPI is "Advanced SCSI Programming Interface" ...
Can be used also by CD Writing software

Elias

justaguess
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 06-02-2003 22:17

I just installed a program called imagemixer that came with a sony digital camera I just bought. It installed Microstaff Winaspi on my machine. I didn't read it all when it asked to install it, so I'm not sure exactly why it needed it. Still checking that out..

Later,



Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 06-02-2003 22:33

Badda Bing Badda BOOM
That must be it!!! I had just installed software for my Fuji S304 a few days before I noticed Microstaff Winaspi on my system.
For what it's worth, I uninstalled it and (digits crossed) everything seems to be working OK.



Thanks again Asylumites your help and thoughtfulness brighten my days

[This message has been edited by Taobaybee (edited 06-02-2003).]

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