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09-23-2008, 06:22 PM
OK... i admit I do waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much tweaking, so I only have myself to blame...
now, here' the problem. i have been trying to upload some digital photos to walgreens.com and or snapfish.com as I have routinely been doing for years...but, I have not been able to get either website to accept anything. I suspect the problem may be xp rather than browser related because i have the same issue with either IE8 and Firefox 3. I've googled the issue looking for answers with no success so far...I'm hoping someone here has a solution. thanks...
09-23-2008, 06:40 PM
Would you email me an example upload file? email@example.com If the example file is too large to email I can create an ftp account for you to upload to -- an account on pcgamecontrols.com, that is.
I'm a digital darkroom maven and may be able to help you. But what made you mention ActiveX?
Do they give you an error message at all? Have you tried IE7 or FireFox 2? As Mike asked, what made you mention ActiveX?
One point to keep in mind with ActiveX is that it is not supported under FireFox, or most browsers besides IE. At least not without 3rd party add-ons.
09-23-2008, 07:00 PM
I may have been too hasty in blaming this on an activex problem. I want to be able to upload photos from my hard drive to have them developed at my local walgreens. I have routinely done this without incident. The problem seems to be that the Walgreens server cannot link to my hard drive and allow me to designate a folder from which i want to upload. this is way over my head and pay grade...:-)
HERE COMES MY CONFESSION:
I do have a suspicion that this may be connected to something i did which in retrospect was rather stupid. i cloned my primary hard drive using acronis...and it evidently created a virtual drive or some other vehicle...because the cloned drive was not on the hard drive I had expected it to use. In any event, i deleted the cloned drive. i suspect there is some confusion now in my registry which prevents websites such as walgreens from digging in and finding my hd, which in turn prevents me from uploading. clearly I have made a major blunder here...I could start all over and reinstall xp, but that of course would intail reinstalling everything else since it would wipe out my registry. and the beat goes on...
09-23-2008, 07:12 PM
I'm sorry you're having problems. But if you don't mind chatting a little more for the benefit of the readership, tell us more about the Acronis issue. The Acronis backup, if properly made, should have restored the system registry along with the program and data files. (Member loki is an Acronis maven, by the way.)
09-23-2008, 07:33 PM
double you bee bee em
you need to get Mr. Conn from double you el es on here!
09-23-2008, 07:36 PM
thanks, metro...and to mike and everyone else...
I mentioned acronis, because I suspect that is where my trouble began...my intent was to do a routine backup...but, I got error messages when trying to do it...then i thought I would clone...clearly not knowing what to expect. as i say, I'm accepting full responsibility here for my own screw up...proving once agin that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing...
...when there's a problem, find out what the problem is first, instead of blindly bumbling around. "it doesnt work" is not a description of a problem.
what's wrong in the first place?
What error messages (if any) do you receive while trying to upload to the sites?
What symptoms do you have? does it take a long time? fail silently?
Give as much information you can, without the blind speculation.
09-24-2008, 01:29 PM
this is clearly a problem beyond my even explaining accurately since I do not really know the cause. all I have been able to do is speculate, speculation based on my admittedly slim techie abilities. most of you have genuinely come forward with advice and counseling based on the limited info i have been giving. I appreciate it, but, I'll throw in the towel here and work it out on my own...
09-27-2008, 05:53 AM
I found the solution to my photo download problem and it had nothing to do with Active X. Rather, it was an incomparability between IE8 and Firefox3. Evidently this problem is created when both are installed. I removed IE8 and FF and am now using IE7 with no problems.
btw, this proves that it is great to have good buds. My coflyers at www.dc3airways.com supplied the answer.
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