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    Formatting and selling hard drives. Help?

    Looks good, I'll try this in the morning unless a better option pops up.
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    Formatting and selling hard drives. Help?

    I want to format three different hard drives and sell them with my desktop PC tomorrow at noon. I need to make sure that the data cannot be restored... as some of it is private. I have heard there are programs that can format a drive and scramble the left over data so that it cannot be...
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    Selling PC... what do I need to save?

    I am selling my desktop PC and buying a laptop. I have already saved all of my personal data to a portable hard drive, but I'm guessing there is other stuff floating around on the HD that I might want to keep. Can anyone give me some suggestions on stuff I should save before formatting the drive...
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    I don't know where to post this. Please help!

    I was writing some very important lyrics on a notepad. It was a spur of the moment thing, but they are very important for specific reasons that I won't get into. Suddenly my computer crashes instantly.. just shuts off. I'm back and of course the stuff I was writing is gone as I didn't save...
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Ok a friend help me find the on board audio in the bios and it was called Azalia codec. It didn't fix the problem. Audio is still cutting out. I tried launching a game to see if maybe it was just desktop audio that was messing up but no... the game audio was cutting out as well.
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Two thoughts. 1. I read somewhere about removing the on board audio through the bios, however I can not find anything audio related in the peripherals list in my bios. Is it called something weird... what's the deal? 2. I really REALLY hope the issue isn't some sort of conflict with my...
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Ok... now the real fun starts. I did what you said and set speakers to default and the control panel to DTS. iTunes will play now, however the sound is cutting in and out horribly.
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    Ugh... need a new motherboard

    I used those drivers and I'm having some issues. I posted about it in the audio forum here.
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Ok, read your thread. I didn't mention in this thread that I'm using the optical out port on the soundcard to go into my receiver, and so I can't set the "speakers" to the default, I have to set the optical as the default.
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    I'll check out that thread now, but I wanted to post this update before I do so. Ok I messed with some things. First off, if I switch to DTS.. um... can't remember what it's called exactly. There is DDL and then a DTS mode. If I switch to the DTS mode and set it to 7.1 or 5.1, then the...
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Ok I bought a x-fi Titanium because it was $79 and a friend has one and it works for him. I used this for drivers and software http://forums.creative.com/t5/Sound-Blaster/SB-X-Fi-Series-Support-Pack-2-0-05-15-2009/td-p/527485 Everything seems to work fine except for one problem. I can enable...
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    Ugh... need a new motherboard

    Daniel K? What's that? Link? :)
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    Ugh... need a new motherboard

    Got it plugged into the one under the graphics card. Thanks everyone. Now I get to battle with getting the card to work with W7x64.
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    Ugh... need a new motherboard

    Maybe I'm just being stupid. I tried plugging it into one of the white slots which I thought were PCI slots and it wasn't fitting and then I realized that it's PCI-E and automatically assumed that it wouldn't work so I put my computer back together. This is the one I got. If it will work...
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    Ugh... need a new motherboard

    Here is my current setup. MB: Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3r GC: EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640 RAM: Patriot 1GBx2 DDR2 800 PSU Corsair 620hx CPU: Core 2 QUAD Q6600 CASE: Thermaltake Armor Full Black tower SOUND: M-Audio Delta 66 (music) SOUND: x-fi Titanium (gaming) So I want 5.1 sound with gaming with my...
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