I was not aware that you had broken your arm…and a bad computer (I had two of those recently after a stormj…which took out my surge protectors also).
We missed the sound of your voice. My postulate for your speedy recovery and increased happiness in life. You do good things.
For ftp problems on Vista, which I have suffered through losing work as a result, here are several helps from a transcription company I work for:
TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEMS ACCESSING FTP SERVER
1. Make certain you have downloaded the Sun Java Virtual Machine for either Windows or Mac.
2. You MUST use Internet Explorer to access the server link. Firefox will not work.
3. Make certain you are not behind a firewall and that Port 21 is open. Go to Control Panel, and then Windows Firewall. On the left top, click on “Allow a program through Windows Firewall.” A box will come up with three tabs at the top. Select the “Exceptions” tab. Toward the bottom of that box, you will see “Add port.” Click on that. Name the port “FTP Server.” Port number is 21. Choose TCP, then click “OK.”
4. If you are using Vista, when you go to your browser (Yahoo, MSN, etc.), at the bottom in your taskbar, you will note it will read “Internet – Protected Mode Off.” If it says “on,” then you need to turn it off. You simply click on that area, and it will bring you to your Internet Options Security box. There are four “zones” at the top, Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites and Restricted Sites. Make certain all four of those zones are at the default level, and then click “Apply” and “OK.”
5. Check for spyware and viruses on your computer.
There was one client FTP site, from which I just could not download, and finally found a free utility called Core FTP at http://www.coreftp.com/
which I have found to be very useful. No, I do not work for Core FTP.
Hope your arm is better and that you’ve had a good Easter.