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    wmp had decided to not play any of my songs, v. annoying.

    hey all since last week wmp 9 has decided it doesnt like playing most of my 20gb+ music collection. It gives a message "sending request for codec" and then says it cant locate the codec "55" or something similar. reinstalling wmp seems to help for a few hours, then it does the same thing...
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    project: smallest case using standard size parts

    Well heres my new project for the summer break from uni, time to put those "design" skills from my degree to good use . . . The basic idea of this project is to find a new home for the xp1700 system i aquired a few months back, as the case i got it in was appalling. The horrible plastic...
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    need a cheapo card with tv out?

    hi im looking for a cheap card (ie less than £40) to put in my HTPC that im building at the mo, gonna build a nice custom case for it. Problem is the only gfx cards ive got at the mo are a pci gf4 mx440 and a agp rage 128pro. The gf4 could be used as it has a video out on it, but the rage 128...
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    how to stop annoying beep when gaming?

    Have recently dowloaded and started playing the demo of the new game GTR (which is awesome btw) but every now and then if i press certain key combinations repeatedly while driving (ie braking and changing gear) the pc speaker will beep which puts me off as i keep thinking its the cpu getting too...
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    how to save/find internet settings before format?

    Hi guys, The family computer downstairs (dell 4500s) badly needs a reformat after being on the same windows xp installation for over 2 years- no amount of defragging and spyware removal seems to help anymore :rolleyes: so im wanting to wipe it and start again . . . but the only thing stopping...
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    New mobo for xp1700 and sdram?

    Hi guys, now ive finished uni for the summer my new project is building a new case for the second rig in my sig, but the mobo in it is the flakiest piece of crap ive ever used- but it was given to me so never mind. Basically i need to replace it as the new machine needs to be nice and reliable-...
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    strange display corruption with ti4200

    hi guys, ive just got a second hand gainward gf4 ti4200 for the second machine in my sig to replace the crappy radeon 7000 that was in there. Ive just installed it, after removing all the ati stuff and using driver cleaner. However, after playing bf veitnam for about 4 mins, and also after...
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    how to make a database of mp3/wma files?

    At the moment i have nearly 4000 music tracks on my computer (before anyone asks i made them all myself from CD's i actually bought so i dont have to cart a huge cd collection up to uni) but i would like to make a database including album titles, track titles, artists, bit rate etc. so i know...
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    overclocking bois for k7s5a

    hey guys i posted this on the oc board then realised it would be more relevant here. . . ive recently aquired a second system to use as a dedicated lan game server- its a 1700+ with 512mb ram and a radeon 7000ddr 64mb, trouble is it wont lets me oc at all which is really frustrating. i found...
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    oc bios flash on ecs k7s5a

    hey guys ive recently aquired a second system to use as a dedicated lan game server- its a 1700+ with 512mb ram and a radeon 7000ddr 64mb, trouble is it wont lets me oc at all which is really frustrating. i found and dowloaded a bios off the net called "honeyX OC bios" that would appear to let...
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    norton uninstall fubar'ed gf's computer

    hey guys yesterday i tried uninstalling nortona nti virus off my gf's computer, and its left me in a bit of a situation. Its a dell 4600, same as the family comp ive got at home. Both times when ive run the norton uninstaller it hangs when trying to shut down norton, so ive had to remove norton...
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    newb question- 2 computers, 1 "hole in the wall"

    hi people Im at uni at the mo, and have got a 10mbps network connection in my room so i can access the uni file stores and the internet. in our block we also play lots of LAN games- esp. battlefield 1942. I recently got given a pretty decent computer that i want to use as a battlefield server...
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    webcam problems . . .

    hi one of my block mates is having problems with his webcam on msn and yahoo- its a logitech quickcam zoom- we're on a big university network and although the webcam seems to work ok within the network, it doesnt want to send audio or picture outside the network- only receive from outside...
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    flatmate fried his comp hehe

    ok guys, major problem here. One of my flatmates- who thinks he knows a lot about pcs but doesnt- decided to fit a new hsf on top of his xp2400+. After buying a pentium one and having to send it back, he finally got an aero7 lite for amd, but instead of waiting for one of us to help him out, he...
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