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    older computer does not want to post

    My dad's old rig refuses to post. Nothing shows on the screen when its turned on. I've installed a PCI express card and still nothing. Used the reset CMOS pin, nothing. Unplugged the memory, no beeps. Unplugged everything but the power supply, nothing. The computer is fairly old and is...
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    I have no idea what I'm doing, please assist with my audio build

    Hey everyone, I have been using these ancient cambridge soundworks speakers for the past 7 years. Today, the subwoofer died and I'm ready to upgrade. I live in a condo, so I have to be respective of my neighbors, and therefore I don't need anything super bassy for my setup. I have my...
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    Getting an used Samsung LCD HDTV, need a second optinion

    Howdy there fellow HTPCers, My friend is trying to sell me his Samsung 46in HDTV (LN-T4665F). You can see the specs here (.pdf) . The only reason I'm getting it so that my girlfriend and I can watch hulu, nextflix etc in the living room (right now we use her laptop). My friend is selling the...
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    My dad's computer has Win XP woes

    Hi everyone, My dad is running WinXP and his computer is all sorts of funky. His main hard drive was getting ridiculously slow. He bought a SATA seagate hard drive and mirrored his XP setup with the sea tools software cd. Now, he cannot get into windows on the SATA hard drive. It just...
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    Can't get 5.1 to work in most applications

    I was messing around and noticed that nearly every program (Firefox, Winamp, Media Player Classic) only plays audio in the L C R speakers and the sub. VLC on the other hand uses the RR and RL speakers. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why the back speakers do not work in the other...
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    My friend's XP computer is plagued by some virus/malware... cant get rid of it

    My friend has a older Dell that runs XP. His anti virus was about to expire and I said, hey don't spend money, get avast. When the removed McAfee he started getting these popups: He successfully installed ad-aware and avast and he still gets these popups. Basically every time he...
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    Firefox has a mind of its own and likes to freeze at random.

    So my Firefox has been acting up lately. It does this freeze for a second, fade out, and come back thing every few hours. Also, it just hangs up sometimes at random. For example a minute ago when I restored my session: Now I consulted google, mozilla forums, etc, but I wonder if my...
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    Old computer freezes, have no idea why -- please share your 1337 advice

    Hi everyone, I have been on my aunt's computer for about an hour and did every possible thing to get the computer to work, but have failed. She has an old Amd based Win XP computer. It freezes randomly, and won't let me install an anti-virus program. I scanned the system with ad-aware, and...
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    wireless mouse/keyboard combo needed for a HTPC setup

    My dad is bugging me that he needs a wireless keyboard and mouse for his htpc. He had an older Logitech setup that quit working. Right now his Dell keyboard does not want to work with his non Dell computer. Do you guys have any recommendations for something that can work about 4 yards away...
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    Windows backup is driving me nuts! Help please.

    I am trying to make a backup of my pc. I'm running Vista ultimate. I'm trying to use the built in feature. It makes a backup without a problem, however I cannot restore it. Here is the image after a successful of backing up C: to my external Z: Then I try to restore: Then, I...
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    application hard drive usage program

    Hi all, My vista box is getting a little slow from time. Like everything freezes on the computer, and then I have to wait a little bit and it comes back. Often this happens when firefox has been used for a while. I'm not sure if this is firefox's entire fault, so I was wondering what free...
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    Help a new out with his overclock (q6600 and abit IP35)

    Hey Everyone, I have an Abit IP35 with an intel q6600 with 8GB of G Skill ram (4 sticks of 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000)). I have overclocked my processor to 3.02 GHZ. However, I think that my memory is causing things to screw up. For example Firefox lags occasionally, Excel...
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    Vista Ultimate freezes when I log in to my account...

    Hey everyone, My windows box is having some interesting issues. Whenever I log into my account after restarting/powering up the computer windows freezes. This could be after 2 or 10 minutes into the boot. I do not have any major programs loading upon logging in. Also, whenever I go into...
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    Need a new mouse for work, please help

    Hey everyone, My intelimouse is dying after a few years of college and post college work usage. I need a wireless mouse. Something with a TINY usb receiver and a on/off switch on the mouse. It would be cool if it were black and not that expensive. 3 buttons + scroll wheel is a must...
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    Cambridge Soundworks Bass Cube died ... what to do now?

    Hey everyone, My Bass Cube 851 died the other day. I replaced the fuse but upon turning it on it killed the fuse. I tried different outlets and it still killed them. The fused I used was a 5A 125V like the manual suggested (http://www.cambridgesoundworks.com/pdf/manuals/basscube_851.pdf )...
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    Anyone playing Grid....

    I know I am a few months late with this one but any of you guys playing. I got to the final race and I want to destroy my xbox controller. This mofo is crazy tough. He even survives 225mph head on collisions. Can anyone help me beat this poo head? PS...
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    Trying to get anonymous access to a network hard drive...

    We have a hard drive at work that I simply cannot access from work here. It allows anonymous access but every time I try to go to it, Windows asks me to log in. If I don't type anything in the OK button is grayed out. Other coworkers running Linux can access the drive without a problem. Is there...
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    Dual boot back track 3 and windows xp

    I googled, had no luck, i searched on here, got nothing. Anyone know how to install xp and backtrack so I can dual boot... Thanks,
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    How can I recover my Windows XP ... BSOD upon bootup..

    Hey everyone, My laptop of 5 years is dying on me. (see Lappy in sig for stats). I have been using the laptop for emailing as I have moved my operations to my desktop. I decided to restart the laptop and now it does not want to get into windows. I get a BSOD for a quick second before...
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    Upgrading from 4 to 8 GB...

    Hey everyone ... My pc has 4 gigs of ram (2 sticks of 2GB-- see sig).... Now If I get two more sticks and have 8GB of ram ... what kind of performance should I see? I have vista ultimate and my processor running at 3.2GHZ (c2q). Everything is smooth as it can be. I play games, watch...
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    Photoediting + Games + Internets monitor ... plz help

    I need to upgrade my monitor badly. I have a Sony Trinitron 21in from like 1999. The colors on it are great, but it is taking way too much space. I need something that has a fast refresh rate, can display 1920x1200, and if possible go into portrait mode. any suggestions?
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    Hard drive issues with my new computer...

    Hey everyone, My new build is acting up. In my new computer I have 5 Seagate hard drives ... all SATA bought within the last two years: 3 320gb models, 1 300gb model, and 1 500gb model My new computer get these 'spells'. It happens very randomly. My computer just freezes for a moment and...
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    Weird issues with my iPod....

    I have a 40gb 4th gen Ipod that I purchased back in 2004. It still works, no battery issues. However it does one bizarre thing. When I have it hooked up to any pc, I have to slap it on the back or the side three times for it to begin syncing. Windows and iTunes recognize it but its like...
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    Issues with a new HTPC

    Hey everyone Recently I built a HTPC for my parents. Its running a Sempron at 1.9 ghz with 1 gb of ram There is a GeForce 6150 SE on board that steals 128mb of ram Its running Win xp pro and two SATA segate 7,200 barracudas. Right now I'm having some issues: 1. I connected the...
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    I got a 360 Controller to play Dirt, is there anything else that I can do?

    So I got a 360 controller to play Colin Mcrae's Dirt. I'm having fun moving the globe around in Google Earth. Is there anything else I could do with the controllers beside assign keys in different games?
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    What to do with my dead/dying computer...?

    Hey everyone. I got my new computer purring like a kitten and I have my old old highschool/college computer here collecting dust. There seems to be something wrong with the motherboard. It does not want to post, however if you put the jumper to 'reset CMOS' mode it posts and displays on...
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    Overclocking the Q6600 on a Abit IP35 Pro

    Could someone be kind enough to tell me how to exactly overclock the CPU on this motherboard. Do I simply go into the uGuru and change the "CPU Operating Speed" to User define and then screw with the external clock. For a few days I had it OCed at 3.006 with the setting at 334. Do I...
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    My next build, preview and give me advice please...

    Based on my last thread I'm thinking of a setup like this: ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail $39.99 LIAN LI PC-V1200Bplus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $239.99 OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply...
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    Where to get Windows XP 64 bit (pro)?

    Hey everyone, I guess I need to get a 64 bit OS for my new build. Where is the best place I can get a good deal in a legit Windows XP 64 bit professional? Thanks!
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    I need to upgrade my PC ... any suggestions?

    Hey guys, My highschool sweetheart ... I mean my computer, which I had since high school, died on me. I was thinking of upgrading it and making it work once again. I need to get a new case, power supply, mobo, ram and processor. I really haven't looked at the new technologies that much. I...
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    Computer gone bonkers and then completely insane! (please help)

    This thread is a follow-up to my previous thread: Computer gone bonkers after adding a new hard drive. Ok, so I upgraded my computer by adding an additional hard drive and then I got the following error upon booting up: Boot from CD/DVD : Boot from CD/DVD : DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT...
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    Computer gone bonkers after adding a new hard drive.

    Hi everyone, Recently I put a new 320GB hard drive in my computer. When I booted the computer I got the following error Boot from CD/DVD : Boot from CD/DVD : DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER I tried disconnecting all of the other hard drives and booting from...
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    Windows going bonkers, please advise...

    I have a desktop that has been serving my needs for about five years now. I never had issues with it. When I went to college I left it at my parents home and booted it every time I was over there. Over the summers I would play games on it. Nowadays, it serves as my photography and music...
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    HP laserjet 1000 driver?

    My dad acquired a HP LaserJet 1000 series printer. Windows is unable to get drivers for it. HP website's drivers leads to a 404 page. Similar drivers listed in the printer wizard do not work. Internet searches only lead to links to the HP page. How in the world can I get...
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    What to do with a hp pavilion ze4400

    My friend gave me her hp pavilion ze4400. There is something wrong with the motherboard as it does not let the computer boot into windows. The screen works, and so does the hard drive and other components. How can I format the hard drive so that even space aliens would not be able...
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    Problems with my friend's HP laptop .. please help

    Ahoy, My friend gave me her laptop and said "fix it". I booted it. It told me that no OS was found. I installed XP. And then when the dos install restarted to go into color-installation-mode (or whatever it is called) I got the message that no OS was found. Weird I thought, so I...
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    Applescript, automator, folder action... ahh help me!

    Hey guys and gals, I am trying to something with my mac, and I'm sure it can be done, but I don't have the mac attitude or something to get it happen. :confused: Basically I need my mac to automate an action, so that it can just function as a email + storage computer. Here is a step...
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    Need a switch, fast.... cheap....

    I tried to convert my old router into a switch, that did not work out. My next best option is to buy a switch as I need internet for all three devices in my room. What at should I look for? Can I get away by spenindg $20 or so? Newegg? Any thoughts or suggestions? PS: My...
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    Where can I find open frame LCD monitors for cheap?

    I am in a need of a LCD screen that comes independant of a stand like this: 15.4" Open Frame TFT Active Matrix Color LCD Monitor http://www.aeicomp.com/Detail.asp?Product_ID=200.986_LCD154 Right now this LCD is my only option as I cannot find anything as big that I can get and not...
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    I need something small.

    I'm trying to build a really small computer. I have a power supply and hard drive picked out. I need something MINI-ITX that can run windows and display videos and pictures. Is there a mobo that comes with the processor installed? With memory? Any thoughts would be helpful!
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