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Mobo Chip PS and Memory by Metspitzer
My nephew's computer died. I would like to replace the mobo with a mid grade replacement. I will be using XP. I would just order one of these, but they are out of stock. Something along these lines. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872 Suggestions? -- O'Neil to...
April 15th 11 03:58 AM
by Andy Go to last post
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Can't boot by Metspitzer
I have a computer that doesn't boot. I have reset the cmos. Every time it tries to boot I have to hit f1. It then tries to boot. The Windows screen will come up with the progress bar. About mid way through it just reboots. If I press f5 it will display the screen that lets you pick safe...
April 14th 11 09:08 PM
by Metspitzer Go to last post
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What is Pin 9 on a VGA cable? by TVeblen
I see a lot of VGA cables being sold on Newegg that do not have all 15 pins. It looks like Pin 9 is missing. Wikipedia says that Pin 9 is KEY/PWR (+5V). I don't know what that means. Does it make any difference whether you have all 15 pins or not?
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April 14th 11 07:07 PM
by Paul Go to last post
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Linux for Windows to surf the net? Using an emulator? by RayLopez99
Anybody tried using a software emulator like VMware to run Linux under Windows? I'm installing it now, and wonder if you can "surf the net" with an emulator without having to tweak your internet modem. RL
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April 14th 11 06:50 PM
by Mike[_27_] Go to last post
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Who uses the Windows 7 password reset disc utility? It's great by RayLopez99
Apparently they improved on the XP password reset disc. Now, with Windows 7, you can create a small file (initially on a USB stick) that can then be stored anywhere. Further, unlike in XP, once you have this file created, no matter how often you change the password you no longer have to create a...
April 14th 11 01:21 PM
by RayLopez99 Go to last post
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DVD Boot time? by Davej
I'm guessing that booting off a DVD is very slow. Are there any other options for a read-only boot drive? Thanks.
April 14th 11 05:19 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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installijng ssd hard drive as boot drive for windows 7 by [email protected]ell.net
I am interested in purchasing a 64 gb Kingston Solid State hard drive and installing it on my Windows 7 PC as the C drive which I believe would allow the system to boot up considerably faster. Has anyone done this? If so, what steps were used to make the installation? best, Aaron
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April 12th 11 05:47 PM
by Paul Go to last post
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Help needed for a laptop driver by Gabriel Knight[_9_]
Hi, I have done a clean install of the OS Win XP Home, on a laptop I only had to install one driver for the video and it worked fine but now I need help to find the driver or application that controlls the keyboard like the "Fn" key as it dosnt work at the moment - ide like to be able to operate...
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April 11th 11 08:43 PM
by Loren Pechtel[_2_] Go to last post
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USB flash drive light burned out by John Doe
Anybody else experience that? It appears to be working correctly, but the cool blue light doesn't shine anymore.
April 11th 11 06:44 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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I have about 1500-2000 bucks to spend on a new computer by Metspitzer
My main reason for upgrading is to have around a 24" HD monitor to play 1080p files. My nephew wants my old computer. This will be the first time ever that I have no spare parts I want to use. Take something off the shelf seems like a good way to go. Anyone have any suggestions on how to spend...
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April 11th 11 05:57 AM
by Metspitzer Go to last post
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Recommendations needed for video editing by Charlie Hoffpauir
When I put together my computer a year ago, I had no idea I'd want to edit home video recordings.... but now that my wife is teaching our Border Collie how to herd sheep, I find myself with hours of footage that I need to edit and organize into reasonable videos. I'm thinking my present box is...
April 10th 11 06:26 PM
by RayLopez99 Go to last post
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Build proposal by Nil[_3_]
I plan to assemble a PC for a friend. This is to replace the sick one I posted about recently (it will stay on my bench for a while where I will try for a little while longer to prod into submission.) This new PC will be mostly used for general email/web browsing/CD and DVD burning, and he...
April 9th 11 04:35 PM
by Nil[_3_] Go to last post
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Upgrade without OS reinstall? by Red Cloud
On Apr 4, 11:26*am, Fitz wrote: I'm upgrading my wife's computer - motherboard, processor, memory, and video card. OS is Windows 7 Pro 64. Old motherboard is ASUS M3A with DDR2, processor was dual core going to quad with DDR3 memory. Video card was GeForce 9800 going to ...
April 9th 11 02:40 AM
by Red Cloud Go to last post
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CD drive magnet problem by Mike Easter
I've been experimenting trying to understand what is wrong with my DVD writer tray eject mechanism. After installing a software that would automate trying to eject 5 times before it quits trying, I was able to 'calculate' that it sometimes took 10-20 consecutive tries until/but it would...
April 6th 11 08:54 PM
by Mike Easter Go to last post
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USB device interfering AM radio [2] by Man-wai Chang
Last night, I tried connecting the LED to a Aten powered USB hub. Result: Absolutely no AM interference whatsoever! So... this is solution 2. -- @[email protected] Might, Courage, Vision, SINCERITY. / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you! /( _ )\ (x86_64 Ubuntu 9.10) Linux...
April 6th 11 12:40 PM
by Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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How reliable is Memtest86+? by Nil[_3_]
I'm trying to troubleshoot a sick Windows PC (reboots randomly or bluescreens with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL errors.) I may have more questions to ask about that later, but for now, I've run Memtest86+ twice now for about 4 passes of it's default tests each time, about 2.5 hours each time....
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April 6th 11 01:57 AM
by Loren Pechtel[_2_] Go to last post
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USB device interfering AM radio [2] by [email protected]
Man-wai Chang wrote: Last night, I tried connecting the LED to a Aten powered USB hub. Result: Absolutely no AM interference whatsoever! So... this is solution 2. Learn to reply to your existing thread to keep all posts together. You started a NEW and disconnected there here. Tough,...
April 6th 11 12:17 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Please help me troubleshoot a sick Windows PC by Nil[_3_]
OK, here are the 'more questions' I warned you about... System: This is a home-built PC I assembled in 2006. It's been working fairly well until lately. Biostar P4M800-M7A motherboard Intel Pentium D 840 CPU 1GB RAM Ultra 500w V-Series PSU Seagate 160 GB HDD
April 4th 11 04:03 AM
by Paul Go to last post
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wish they'd make some boxes.. by [email protected]_INVALID_no.org
...like this one, so I could just buy without having to make one. It's a barely pressurized FILTERED anti-lint box with bottom up assisted-convection cooling. Quiet too. http://www.trixtar.org/tinkerings click the box
April 3rd 11 01:19 PM
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Can't boot from drive or CD by Metspitzer
After a storm the computer said something like........disk read error hit ctrl alt del. I removed that drive and have an extra drive that is blank. With the blank drive in it reports NTLDR missing. When I tried to boot with XP in the DVD I get NTLDR missing. I took the XP disk and put it in...
April 2nd 11 09:17 PM
by Mike Easter Go to last post
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