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January 6, 2003

Personal Tech: January 6, 2003 Inventing the future
IBM has re-imagined itself as much more than a maker of computer hardware. Its emphasis now is on research to create new technologies.

Solutions: Rolling back the registry may fix laptop
Q. I was running a virus scan on my IBM Thinkpad I-1200 (Windows 98) when it locked up. I had to shut it down. When I try to restart it, it gets to the Microsoft Windows 98 screen and just stops. I don't have the original disc for the software and only a CD-ROM drive. Is there anything I can do to get my machine going, or would I have to get a new copy of the software?

Roundtable, a computer discussion group, will meet at 2 p.m. today at South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive. For information, call (727) 939-2087.

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Tech Buzz: The $20,000 question: Where did I leave my phone?
Professional drag racer Christian Rado, the first person in the world to buy a $20,000 Vertu cell phone, lost his jewel-encrusted device in an Orlando nightclub in December. He's offering a $3,000 reward to anyone who returns the thing, no questions asked.

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