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    4TB, GPT, Diskpart et al

    I'm having a heck of a time getting a new 4TB drive up, running and useable for data. I tried to find software that would accomplish this seemingly simple task, but it seems free software has limitations (Minitools) and I don't have $130 to throw at this issue to get a Pro version. So, I found...
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    Win10 USB not recognized

    I have a computer headache and I hope some kind soul would help with an issue I am having. Brand new build: ASUS TUF GAMING H470-PRO (WI-FI) CORSAIR Vengeance LPX (AMD Ryzen Ready) 16GB Intel Core i7-10700KA Comet Lake 8-Core 3.8 GHz Corsair Force MP600 M.2 Latest UEFI BIOS Secure Boot...
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    Ubuntu bootable USB issue

    Its been years since I've had any involvement with Linux but I thought I'd try Ubuntu on a bootable USB drive for fun. I first tried with ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64 / Rufus and the boot failed and the pc froze. So I decided to start over with ubuntu-20.10-desktop-amd64. I downloaded the iso...
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    new build - the basics

    Hello: Its time for a new build after 6yrs with a trusty ol' i7 4790k/Win7. It's also time for a little cheer-me-up. So, after perusing my fav online shop, I've come up with the following as the basis of the new build. I'm hoping someone can offer a thumbs up/down or other options I should...
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    Raid0 to AHCI

    I'm moving from a pr of Crucial C-300s in raid0 to a single Samsung 840 Pro and seem to have hit a snag. Google was not helpful. The C300's ran with the Intel RST 11.7 drivers and I am attempting to get the Samsung running in ACHI. (I restored a Macrium image to the Samsung.) Nothing I...
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    Blue Screen: resolved = baffled

    This is a bit after the fact, but I am both baffled and curious as to what just happened to my machine. Hopefully one of you fine ppl can shed some light for me. After a simple reboot, I got a blue screen with the 0x0000007b stop error (I had been thru the blue screen syndrome a few weeks...
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    No post -- cpu, mb, or?

    My 5 mo old computer had been sitting idle for about an hour when I was alerted to a problem by a loud hissing noise coming from the speaker system. The machine was locked-up tight and I noticed a small, weirdly pixelated area in the display. I hit Reset but nothing happened so I...
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    DDR2 - Single Channel > Dual Channel

    Greetings: This is my first build in 4 years and am still working my way through all the new technologies, so please bear with me. This machine was assembled by me but the wiring was left to someone who builds computers a little more often than I do. :) When I got the computer back, I...
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    Non-gaming gfx card

    I have a Q6600 / ASUS P5K Premium rig in the planning stages and, since I know nada about gfx cards I've come to y'all for advice. I am a non-gamer so a basic, future-proof card with TV-out will suffice. I'm thinking around $300 will be more than adequate. I'm not squeemish about spending...
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    Dell vs Ghost 2003

    Dell vs Ghost 2003 I have a brand new Dell Dimension 3100 here. In a quest for an invincable backup solution the very first thing I did was install Ghost 2003 to burn an image of the C drive to DVD. I've been using Ghost for years and have never had an issue with it. I have used it on...
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    UPS and Joules

    A tad confused here. I've searched this board and read several threads on UPS and see that the concensus leans towards APC as one of the top brands while the CyberPower brand is less popular. I've had a small CyberPower UPS for a couple of years now and it has always been there for me when...
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    Recording streaming audio

    I just swapped out my Audigy 1 and installed a Revo 7.1card. Everything is just peachy ... except that I can't seem to record streaming audio -- neither CoolEdit Pro or Goldwave detect a signal. I've tried from several sources but I get nada. I'm probably missing something obvious, but I...
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    Notebook Drives Go Solid State

    From the latest MaximumPC: "Toshiba's flash drive delivers read speeds equivalent to a 10,000rpm Raptor. Toshiba has developed the world's first solid-state hard drives using NAND flash memory, with plans to slot them into Tablet PCs and sub-traditional platter-based drives in the near...
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    "Microsoft peaks into your closet"

    There is an article in the Toronto Star (Aug1-05) in regards to WGA titled 'Microsoft peaks into your closet'. In part the article states: "To verify that you have a legitimate copy, all Microsoft has to do is glance around your computer's living room, so to speak. There no need to go...
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    Removeable Drive Recommendations

    After several years of flawless performance, I recently decided to replace my Lian Li removeable bays with something more efficient and up-to-date. A bunch of Googling let me to the Kingwin KF22's as they fit my criteria (aluminum + 2 fans), so I ordered 3 sets. Although the Kingwins are...
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