It seems that defining 'word' as an empty string is what you need:
word = "";
That is "s ; not 4 's
I.e. if you wanted to define it as 'apple' you would:
word = "apple";
By the way, if you can rename the subject of your post to include 'Javascript' it would help to attact the right experts.
Good luck

Hi Ryan,

just to be sure that you're clear on what is being recommended.

  1. Disconnect the XP disk (it DOES have the boot.ini file)
  2. Windows 7 is now broken (it needs the boot info that was on the now missing disk)
  3. Repair Windows 7 by booting from the disk and repair
  4. No more XP

Good luck

OK, firstly your site does not require a lot of server space so the first place I'd try is your email provider. They often provide free web space with your email. This could be a good place to start. You can always move later.

Here is a link to a website that gives info on free web hosting: [URL=""][/URL]
Choose either "free hosting" or the "most recommended ..." and see what you think.

You should find something there.

You will probably need to ftp your files to get them from your PC to the host: go to [URL=""] [/URL] to download a free program to do this.

Yes, you can do this with XP and your broadband connection.

When you have had enough of the free service (they have limitations and adverts) then you can buy hosting for just a few dollars a month.

If you intend to expand your site or produce others you will soon get frustrated with Publisher. Keep an eye out for other products you could try that will help you learn html (the building block of all sites). The thing I don't like about Publisher is that you can't see your code if you wanted to until after you have 'published' it. This makes learning difficult.

Anyway, for now, go ahead and publish for free and enjoy!

I agree with Gerbil: it sounds like a memory problem but then you say you hear no beeps?! You would normally hear something.

Although you are confident that your PSU is OK, it could still be power related. Please try the following:

  1. Remove everything (disconnect HDDs, CD/DVDs, floppy drives, remove graphics and all other cards, remove memory).

  2. Remove and refit the cable connections to the MBD.

  3. Try. You should hear some beeps (and the fans turning: if the fans don't turn it's your PSU).

  4. If you don't have an onboard graphics card, install the card and try again.

  5. Try each memory individually or in pairs as necessary.

  6. If you get a combination that works, reconnect your boot disk.

  7. If all is still good, replace the other components one at a time until the offending component is identified.

Good luck