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    what precautionary measures should i take before i run chkdisk on windows

    I havent booted up my pc since gettting the mac... i didnt want to connect the drive directly as the last time i missed the "run chkdsk" prompt and ended up losing lots of files. Ill go ahead and be more cautious this time.
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    what precautionary measures should i take before i run chkdisk on windows

    ghost6303 its a secondary drive. just today when i tried to plug it back into my laptop the macs ntfs software complained and said i need to connect it to windows again and run chkdsk.
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    what precautionary measures should i take before i run chkdisk on windows

    munkle, the old vista drive (by old i mean about 6 months WD HD Green 1 Tb ) is now in an external hd case thats connected to my mac by usb. I can connect it to my vista again but what then? In you post you didnt mention the next step but are you suggesting that the pc may be able to read it...
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    what precautionary measures should i take before i run chkdisk on windows

    I cant seem to mount my old windows data ntfs drive on my mac and its telling me to run checkdisk on my windows machine. The last time I let windows do that it deleted a ton of files without any prompts which really ****ed me off. I do have a back up but there have been some photos added since...
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    Best approach to meet file serving, backup and streaming needs.

    Hi guys thanks very much for the info. Here some more details #3 The movie playing solution is not needed now. In fact probably wont need part 3 of teh equation solved untill about 3-4 months. But i dont want to spend money now to ONLY sove 1 and 2 then have to lay more for 3 when theres a...
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    Best approach to meet file serving, backup and streaming needs.

    Wasnt sure whether to put this in networking, media devices or home theatre so settled for general hardware. Im looking to solve three problems and wondering what the best approach to solving them would be. I have a dual boot vista / linux desktop, linux laptop and soon a mac book pro...
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    How old is your dev laptop and is coding still comfortable?

    I do use my desktop for development but when im out of the house (quite often) Id like to develop on a laptop. I dont like buying laptops for new and rather go 2nd hand. But how old can i go? If the laptop is too old then before you know it ill be looking to buy another and add the cost of the...
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    How old is your dev laptop and is coding still comfortable?

    Hello fellow programmers, Im trying to avoid the "what laptop should i buy" question as it doesnt age well. Im actually looking to buy used but im trying to find the sweet spot between price and age. The problem is i have no idea how well laptops age when it comes to programming. For games the...
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    connecting xbox 360 to my pc - suggestions please

    thanks for your suggestions. So if im just streaming movies from the pc i guess i can just use an arcade xbox 360, i wont need a hd right? If i do get the arcade version how easy / expensive is it to add a hd? can you use external drives with the 360 via usb?
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    connecting xbox 360 to my pc - suggestions please

    i hav a pc downstairs and a living room upstairs. Im thinking about gettig an xbox 360 as an easy way to watch films from the pc harddrive downstairs on the living room tv upstairs. The internet comes through my cable box which is downstairs. Im not so keen on using metres of cable to connect...
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    how to view video files on downstairs pc on upstairs tv

    posted before i could say "if anybody has any suggestions id really appreciate them as i feel belwildered by all the options out there." i checked the faq and the links seems mostly geared to a proper home theathre rig.
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    how to view video files on downstairs pc on upstairs tv

    ive got video files on my desktop pc downstairs which is also where my cable modem and router are based. On the tv upstairs id like to watch these files. The tv is nothing special, just a small boxy bedside tv so dont need anything fancy like HDTV etc, something which just does the job...
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    has my 4870 card died?

    thanks damain. i checked the psu with a multimeter on the pci express cable and other 6 pin adaptor that plugs into the 4870 512mb and the voltage is 12.09 on both so the psu is fine. I tried pluggin the card into the other pci slot on the motheboard (p5q pro) which is usually used for...
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    has my 4870 card died?

    i build my pc around 6months ago and all has been fine. last night whilst browsing the screen flickered, went black and the suddenly the pc powered down. I wasnt sure what to make of it so I turned it back on. It booted fine and lasted 30 minutes before doing the same. This morning i turned...
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    harddrive rattling

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