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    Recommend me a device for dlna streaming.

    So, im looking for a simple easy way to stream video (mostly mp4) to my samsung bluray player. Currently i use a usb hard drive, moving it between my pc and bluray player whenever i have new content i want to watch. I can share it directly from my pc but dont want it running all the time. All i...
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    Need help with remote desktop on win 8.1 pro

    Im trying to use remote desktop to control my htpc with my tablet. Both have win 8.1 pro installed and the htpc has been set to accept remote connections. Whenever i try to connect though, i get an error: Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote...
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    Aspire 6920 shuts down when plugged in

    Hey folks, I have my friends acer aspire 6920 whos hard drive crashed a lil while back and he had it replaced. The person who replaced it installed win7 on it, but every time it is plugged in, it would not boot into windows. If run off the battery, it would boot and run just fine and then crash...
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    Win 7 permissions problem

    Hey folks, Lately ive been having a problem with windows 7 asking for permissions to do lots of changes. I also cant edit any of my old files and i cant save anything new to some of my libraries. I think it started a couple weeks ago after setting up my xbox as a media center extender... i...
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    Question about image scaling on an HP monitor

    At work we have this dual monitor setup with an HP 20" 1600x1200 and an HP 22" 1680x1050. The screen res is to 2048x768 so that it spans both monitors. The 4:3 monitor displays this perfectly and the 16:10 monitor stretches it, but it doesnt bother anyone since that screen only displays trend...
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    Gateway laptop wont boot...

    I have a friends Gateway MD2614 laptop and it wont boot, the dvd drive just cycles as though its trying to read something. He only wanted his data off the HD so i took that out and hooked him up with an external enclosure. While going through the usual hardware eliminations, i got to the...
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    Problem with file transfer on WD Elements Portable HD

    I have a 500gig WD Elements Portable HD connected through USB that ive been trying to transfer files to for the past few hours. When trying to move a folder full of avi files or a single file, it would start, then after a minute, appear to stop, and then the drive appears to power off...
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    ATI cards giving random "no signal found"

    Im having a problem with my video card cutting in and out. I get random "no signal found" prompts from my Dell 2709, maybe 2-5 times a day. They only last a second or 2 and the display always comes back with the computer still doing its thing. My card is an 18 month old MSI ATI 4850 and i simply...
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    Laptop brightness adjusting itself

    I have a dell 1525 laptop with a new installation of windows 7. i have a problem with it continually adjusting the brightness of the screen all on its own. i would open the power options to find the slider lowered on its own after i moved it up to full. ive disabled every feature that i can...
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    Audio problem on Win 7 laptop

    So, i have 2 laptops with windows 7 home premium installed. A 2 year old dell that i upgraded and a newly purchased hp that came with it. Both have an odd problem where the audio doesnt seem to "kick in" until a couple seconds after an event that requires audio. I had vista on the dell before i...
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    cd/dvd printers

    Im looking for a standard inkjet printer that can print cds and dvds as well. Ive searched but cant seem to find a list of printers that have this feature. I dont need anything spectacular, basic prints are all i need. Any recommendations? Thanks
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    Installed new Live Messenger & Mail... WTF?!

    I was prompted to upgrade yesterday so i did.... 90+ Mb downloaded for Live messenger and Live mail Kinda big, but anyway... My new messenger is hideous! I had a quick look around but couldnt find any way to customize anything but the color. I will get used to the ugly layout, but the font...
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    1TB drive showed only 33MB but now back to 1TB. Bad drive??

    I just recieved 2 brand new WD Caviar Green HDDs from a friend in the states. (i live outside the US) Unfortunately she removed them from their cosy cushioned box and stuck them into another box with along with a bunch of other items. :rolleyes: So i installed, formatted them and copied my...
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    Bad SATA port or failing controller?

    So i came home on wednesday afternoon and my pc (which is on 24/7) is frozen. So i power cycle and upon post i noticed my windows drive only showed a few characters in its name... odd. I powered it off and checked the connections, powered it back up, post went fine and windows booted. All was...
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    Buying from Dell Small Business

    Hey folks, Dell Small Business has a laptop that i wanna grab but they insist on me giving a company name. Can i put anything in for my company, or does it need to be a registered business? Thanks
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    Which is better GeForce FX 5200 or Radeon 9600se?

    Hey folk, Ive been putting together a second system out of parts from my old machines. I have a bunch of cards to choose from but the 5200 and 9600se where the last ones i bought. I'll probably do some occasional gaming on the system so i'd like to use the better card. Which one is the better...
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    What card do you use with your 2005fpw?

    Im currently using a Gigabyte Geforce fx 5200. It performs fine for my needs but im having a few problems with it. When using DVI it seems to display POST at random. Most of the time it doesnt show POST at all... but i can force it to if i need to see it. A more annoying problem happens when i...
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    Had to turn off hardware acceleration.. whats wrong with my card?

    Hey folks, i need some help... again. :D I had some problems with up to date catalyst drivers for my 9600se and had to revert to an older one just so that i could run my system. I got my system up and running but all graphics and images suffered from tearing and jerkiness and windows was just...
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    ati2dvga dll file error

    Hey people, I have a brand new 9600se and have problems with file ati2dvga.dll. I get a BSOD [There is a problem with ati2dvga] every time i install the driver and do a reset, sometimes from the moment i install the driver. Today i made a clean install of XP with SP2 and used the latest...
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    ati2dvga dll file error

    Hey people, I have a brand new 9600se and have problems with file ati2dvga.dll. I get a BSOD [There is a problem with ati2dvga] every time i install the driver and do a reset, sometimes from the moment i install the driver. Today i made a clean install of XP with SP2 and used the latest...
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    Problem with nvidia cards. Driver issues?

    Hey folks. I have a problem. I recent bought a Dell 2005 lcd and set up a new system with an old gforce4 ti 4200 along with it. After i installed the latest drivers from nvidia, i had major problems with the video. The video would shake, jitter and freeze, and eventually my whole system would...
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