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    .NET HttpWebRequest/Response

    I am using HttpWebRequest and HttpWebResponse in VB.NET to check the timestamp of a specific file which i know is updated periodically(every 4-10 minutes or so). The thing is, it seems like this is caching results because there is a lag between when the file is updated and when my program sees...
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    VB.NET Dataset Column Properties

    I'm working in VB.NET, I have a DataTable which contains columns of the Decimal type. I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to find the Precision and Scale properties of these fields. If anyone can help out that would be fantastic.
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    Internet Explorer Won't Fully Load Pages

    I've got a computer here that has a problem with IE6, it won't fully load pages. When i go to pages, some will fully load, others will load partially, but not display the full page. For example when I go to Shacknews, I see only the Shacknews logo and header bar. I've done full spyware and virus...
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    C++ Iterators

    Ok, heres what I'm having a problem with, I'll post a portion of the code that is causing the problem, then see if i can explain what im trying to do. struct Course { string name; string grade; }; struct Student { string firstName; string...
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    Motherboard for P3 Xeons

    I have gotten my hands on two P3 800Mhz Xeon's. Now I have never built a dually system before so could i get some suggestions on parts for this system? I want to do this as cheaply as possible, so I will most likely be eBaying for most of the components. I'm going to set it up as a web/file...
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    Strange 98SE Problem

    I've got a computer coming to me with a strange problem. This machine has had this exact problem before, the first time it came in, the person didn't want me to waste time troubleshooting it and to just format because it needed it anyways. I did a little troubleshooting, but couldn't find...
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    LG GWA-4161B Problems

    My friend just bought an LG 4161B and is having trouble burning. Whenever he tries to burn a dvd or cd, he gets an DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error. With a stop: 0x00000001 (0x00040000, 0x00000002,0x00000000,0x00040000). CD's usually actually burn, but it blue screens once the CD hits 100%...
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    Can't name a folder "con" in xp

    Does anyone know why you can't give a folder the name con in xp(maybe other OS's as well)? If you try, it just changes it back to the original name.
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    Apache Logs

    What exactly does this mean when it shows up in the apache access log? This is repeated several times over, i just shortened it so the post wouldn't be a ridiculous length.
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    Computer Won't Shut Off

    Whenever I turn off my computer, whether it by via shutdown option in the os or by hitting the power button it won't stay off. It turns off(drives click off and power light goes out), and then almost instantly it restarts. To get it to turn off I have to toggle the power switch on the psu. This...
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    Parallel Port Access with Java

    I've been trying to write to the parallel port using Java but without any luck using the javax communications api from sun. All i need to do is be able to send 1 byte numbers through the port as I am controlling a floppy drive. Has anyone been able to sucessfully use the parallel port with...
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    Abit NF7 Support boot from USB?

    Does the Abit NF7 board support booting from USB devices?
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    Can't Login or resume from Standby/Hibernate (XP Pro)

    I'm running XP Pro SP1 on the hardware in my sig, I can login fine after rebooting the machine, but if I try and logout within Windows or try to resume from standby/hibernate i get a dialog box with the following information and then a BSOD. Title: Winlogon generic control dialog...
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    XP Running chkdsk on boot

    My dad has a laptop running XP Pro. He tells me that almost everytime he turns on the laptop, it runs chkdsk during the boot process as if he hadn't shutdown properly. He assures me that he does power off properly. I took a look at it and everytime it scans it finds and repairs problems with...
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    Noob Form Factor Question

    I've got a couple simple questions: 1) Can a mATX mobo be installed in an ATX case? 2) Can an ATX power supply be used to power a mATX mobo?
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    Access to MySQL

    I've got an Access database where I need to export a few tables into a mySQL database. Do you guys know of any programs that will export the data from an Access table to an SQL statement that could then be executed to recreate that table?
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    Recommedations For A+ Certification Books

    I'm not sure if this is the best forum to place this in, and I know this has been asked before but without the search i haven't been able to find any previous threads about it. What books would you guys recommend to get to study for the A+ Certification exams?
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    PHP Question

    Here is an example of some of the warnings that I'm getting: PHP Warning: Undefined variable: _POST in D:\OBEA\tempRegistration.php on line 20 Here is line 20: print $_POST["firstName"]; I'm running IIS and PHP 4.0 on XP Pro, would this warning be because I don't have either IIS or...
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    Creating several Sequentially Named Labels(Java/Swing)

    I'm trying to make a 10x10 "grid" of labels, with each label in each row named sequentially. eg. A1 A2 A3 A4..... B1 B2 B3 B4..... C1 C2 C3 C4.... Here is the code that I tried for creating the first row: for (int i=1;i<=10;i++) { JLabel Ai = new JLabel()...
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    Window Manipulation (Java/Swing)

    I'm in the process of designing a Battleship-type game for the final project of my Java course. I have a couple fairly basic questions about Swing that I can't seem to find the answers to. 1) How would you go about preventing the user from resizing a window? 2) How would you go about...