Recent content by RedChief

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    Win2008 + software raid 5 + OS hd crash.

    My backups are ok for non-media, its the movie/tv library that would be a pain to rebuild (hence using a raid5). Any ideas on why I can't get into the recovery console? Was hoping to try checking the MBR before reinstalling.
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    Win2008 + software raid 5 + OS hd crash.

    I have a home server running Win2008r2 for which the the HD has crashed (on boot it hangs at Verifying DMI....). I'm poor (well, married) so I've been using a software raid5 fo the 4x2tb storage drives. This has been working fine. Now if I have to reinstall Win2008 on a new HD, can I remount...
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    Regretting buying an Android phone

    Sounds like your battery is dying on you. Grab a copy of Dr.Battery and see. I have a Sprint Pre and will probably be replacing it w/ a Epic 4g. I need a real keyboard so the EVO is out. The pre's keyboard is just too small for my thumbs. The hardware is just not very good also. Add in...
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    Eve Online - After 7 years, can't find a reason to log on

    There are enough enterprising members in Goons that prevent serious gouging from happening. How? Multiple sellers. Low cost JF services (~100isk per m3). And just plan greed. If a item is being gouged, then someone else will import some in to sell. If a player tries to corner the market...
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    Eve Online - After 7 years, can't find a reason to log on

    Thats only if you are in main fleet. If your a cap pilot then you get the adult TS channel. Its actually an incentive to get pilots into caps this way...
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    Eve Online - After 7 years, can't find a reason to log on

    The problem with people wanting the game to be easier is you want your hand held. I was a long time everquest player before Eve. EQ introduced a newbie zone where you literally had your hand held while you were in there. Since you have levels, you stick to content which applies to your level...
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    Eve Online - After 7 years, can't find a reason to log on

    Fair warning....I'm a Goon. Seriously though.... One of the things I like about being in Goonwaffe (aka reformed Goonswarm) is nothing is mandatory. If you log in, you can go spend all day ratting in Venal while fighting is going on in Fountain and no one will bitch at you. There are...
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    Converting to DivX: Bitrate?

    I love handbrake, but I have a situation where I need XviD/AVI formatted files, not h.264. I'm using a softmodded XBox w/ XBMC as a media center in my den (w/ regular TV, not LCD). This is where my kids watch all their shows and the original XBox cannot play h.264 files. I've been using...
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    re-adding a missing HDD

    I think i figured this out (its been a while since I set up this comp). Basically the nvidia onboard raid shares ports with the onboad sata controller. I was running a mirror'd drive which I pulled out the system. When I plugged the new drive in, the nvidia controller software had to be...
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    re-adding a missing HDD

    So I pickedup a Samsung F4 HD which I'm adding to a Win2k3 box. I due to a series of events, I ended up Removing it from the disk management. I can see the drive in the Nvidia storage panel but I can't see it in the device manager, disk manager or diskpart. Any suggetions on how I can get...
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    Crucial Ballistic memory issue

    I have a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R motherboard running a Q9450. Now it runs fine with my G.Skill 2g x 2 memory (4g total; model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK). But with 2 sticks of Crucial Ballistic memory, I've been getting BSOD's w/ Win7. I initially thought it was bad memory and eventually RMA'd it. It...
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    [W]arm ? 1.5TB samsung ecogreen $69.99 @ weirdstuff

    Newegg is $90 w/ free shipping so luke warm.
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    Why does my LCD TV get an image burned into it...

    Thanks from me also. I've had this issue with my Westy 42" also. In my case, its the No Input Selected which is "burned in".
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    Need free media center style software

    I'd go with XBMC also. If this is a dedicated media center PC, there is complete Ubuntu linux build w/ XBMC on it available. Also, one issue with XBMC on WinXP is its abaility to play h.264 videos (due to WinXP). There is a forked build which fixes this.
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    What OS to use for a server hosting all my movies?

    How is the new edition of WHS (vail)? I have a Win2003 box that I was going to rebuild and WHS didnt seem like much of a step compared with going to Win2008r2. Running beta software nor licenses is much of an issue (I have a MSDN acct).