Search results

  1. D

    Fixing Windows 10 OS from another Windows installation in dual boot?

    Yeah at the beginning I tried every cmd related suggestion from a USB recovery disk but nothing worked. The dual boot was because I'd pretty much given up on the other options.
  2. D

    Fixing Windows 10 OS from another Windows installation in dual boot?

    It's possible that I hard reset the machine while the first zoom related Bsod was gathering info It's not the first time I've had a zoom related Bsod but the machine always started up. The above is the only thing I can think I might have done different
  3. D

    Fixing Windows 10 OS from another Windows installation in dual boot?

    Zoom video call caused a Bsod after that the OS got stuck in the Bsod loop How would one go about scanning from the second install? It seems all the scan tools, sfc and dsim only scan the current running OS
  4. D

    Fixing Windows 10 OS from another Windows installation in dual boot?

    i've tried all of that, most seem to imply actually being able to get into the OS, which i cannot do even in safe mode some of the options described there (DSIM) seem to require being run from with the OS so i'm stumped i was hoping to attempt the repair from the second fresh installation
  5. D

    Fixing Windows 10 OS from another Windows installation in dual boot?

    My windows 10 has gotten stuck in a BSOD loop on startup. I've tried startup repair, safe mode, all fail or either BSOD. I really need to fix this installation I've installed a second copy of Windows 10, so now I have a dual boot Is there a way to repair the other Windows 10 copy from the...
  6. D

    Acer XR341CKA 21:9 QHD G-Sync IPS Monitor

    Urg. Too bad this thing is curved.
  7. D

    John Carmack Joins Oculus as CTO

    I'll always be a fan of Carmack. The man gave us Doom and Quake. The sheer amount of gaming mileage I got out of those two titles.. Carmack was my 1990s.
  8. D

    HTC One X usb drivers..

    Yup, USB debugging is enabled. I tried the link you provided already. Browsed from device manager. Just says "windows cannot find drivers for you device". I have connected to ADB previously when unlocking the phone, but nothing I've tried recently seems to work. *stumped*
  9. D

    HTC One X usb drivers..

    Anyone know where I can find working USB drivers for win7 64 for this phone? I've tried everywhere, HTC sync, various forums. Basically the phone works as a mass storage device but I cannot connect to it with ADB. Device manager always states it cannot find drivers for my device. Just lists it...
  10. D

    DAC or USB Soundcard?

    I understand that an external soundcard has a DAC, I was wondering if the quality was different between a 70euro soundcard and a DAC only device that costs 150euro would be noticeable to my ears?
  11. D

    DAC or USB Soundcard?

    I've bought a pair of Mackie MR5 which I plan to hook up to my laptop. I don't want to use my Realtek HD onboard, what I'm trying to decide is whether it get a USB soundcard (x-fi HD) or a DAC (likely an Audioengine D1). Will the DAC provide any perceptible sound quality improvement over the...
  12. D

    Samsung 840 Pro -- Owners Report

    Are the Samsung drives reliable? I'm interested in going for a 512 (non-pro). But it seems every SSD released has some quirk or firmware screw-up.
  13. D

    No Booting To Desktop In Windows 8?

    Clearly you don't use computers much since you only boot twice a month. Thus your opinion is worthless.
  14. D

    Win 7 rebooting during start-up

    Nevermind. Appears one of the 8gig sticks I put in is dead. I thought it was something deeper since the machine managed to boot into safe mode. I guess safe mode somehow doesn't utilise all of the RAM during start-up the way a normal boot does.
  15. D

    Win 7 rebooting during start-up

    What reason would there be for Win 7 64x switching the PC off during boot up (showing the start screen)? I added an additional 16gig ram (now a total of 24gig) to the system. It boots fine in safe mode and reports 24gig under control panel --> system. The "dos" based windows memory test...
  16. D

    Well constructed external USB3.0 to SATA drive bay

    Thanks, I'll take a look at that Thermaltake product. I own an internal Icydock 5x 3.5 inch drive bay and it's built like a tank. It seems the minute these companies produce something that's not meant to be hidden away inside a case they get cheap and spend too much time trying to make them...
  17. D

    Well constructed external USB3.0 to SATA drive bay

    Can someone please recommend me a decent USB3\Esata sata drive bay. I have a whole bunch of 7200 drives I need to use with my laptop. It seems all the external drive bay products I buy break after a few weeks use. The construction is terrible on these things. I have two currently, both brands I...
  18. D

    Why Nigerian Scammers Say They’re From Nigeria

    I prefer to think of Nigerians as just being super confident people. In South Africa we get a lot of Nigerians migrating here for work. They're positive and hard working. And at the same time kind of scary and imposing. Maybe because the guys are all 6 foot and built like tanks and not afraid to...
  19. D

    Higher Frames Per Second = Bad

    I liken this to some film makers moving over to digital a few years back. When Michael Mann filmed Collaterial and Public enemies in digital, I felt like I was watching behind the scenes footage shot on a cheap digital cameras. It looks cheesy, like you're watching a low budget TV show in a...
  20. D

    Higher Frames Per Second = Bad

    No idea why some of you are 48fps to browsers and OS releases. This is a visual issue, not a technical one or a "fear of new".
  21. D

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be released 02/29/2012

    Why do they want to split the Windows UI into a glorified menu, and the desktop? Why not just get rid of the desktop background and place Metro in there. The applications you're using should be the focus of what you're doing, why is this other thing being prioritized over my open apps. Look...
  22. D

    Windows 8 helping me sell sell sell.

    But Windows is a desktop OS?
  23. D

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be released 02/29/2012

    You picked tiny portions of my post, then twisted my words, and ignored everything else. I clearly stated that I prefer LESS of Windows, that I enjoy a focused experience within the OS. Point by point I demonstrated how I have systematically been using less of Window's built-in features...
  24. D

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be released 02/29/2012

    Metro is silly. Though I just see it as a continuation of the odd interface decisions they've been making for years. I don't know which young idiots are convincing the old idiots over at MS that interfaces should look like glossy magazine DTP page layouts, or CSS webpages for beauty care...
  25. D

    Battlefield 3 General Discussion Thread

    The maps are cramped. I never played much Bad Company 2, but in BF2 I remember huge maps with a lot of travel. Due to the size of the BF2 maps there were clear distinct areas where battles would take place, other portions would be quiet. It felt like large scale war as the battle would move...
  26. D

    Should I make the switch to Android?

    As a gmail\google docs user, Android was an easy choice for me.
  27. D

    LF New Mouse, like Deathadder

    I love the IME 3.0, and my experience is probably the exception - but I've had two fail in an identical fashion in the past 3 years. Left button starts double clicking when it should be single clicking. I'll be sad to move on but I don't want to risk another purchase.
  28. D

    Windows 8 Beta

    Oh I realise it's the disease that is Apple with it's interfaces for morons consumer products (I am not talking about their computing products or their OS, i have no experience with any of that to comment). Google isn't in the desktop business. With desktops I'm just not interested in high...
  29. D

    Windows 8 Beta

    When did MS become obsessed with UI (that I disable instantly after install) and forget about the underlying technologies. Give me a new file system or something, not turn my desktop into a giant cellphone.
  30. D

    Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 alternatives

    Thanks BurnToast, that Steelseries looks like exactly what I'm after. Hopefully the build quality is better than the MS mice.
  31. D

    Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 alternatives

    My second intellimouse has developed a left click issue where it double clicks erratically or looses left click while dragging. Had the same issue with my previous one, seems to be the hardware itself. Ergonomically I really like the intellimouse, are there any decent alternatives to the MS...
  32. D

    I miss the 3dfx gaming days :(

    I remember buying a Rendition Verite V1000 that came bundled with Quake. This was before 3Dfx was popular. All my friends who were still running in software were like "what's the big deal" with the texture filtering. Then the 3dfx hype hit and they were all firmly on the bandwagon a few months...
  33. D

    Fraps Alternative

    Dxtory. Thread closed.
  34. D

    Is TRIM overrated?

    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4050/corsair_performance_3_2x128gb_ssd_raid_report/index1.html
  35. D

    Dell U3011 Thread

    People who complain about AG coating are the same types who thought their first TN panel's colours were great because the screen was glossy and reflective as glass.
  36. D

    30" Gaming Monitor Choices

    The only time input lag on current monitors has any real effect is if we were all still playing Quake 1 and worrying over 72 versus 77 fps. Games today have enough of their own input lag introduced from being designed for gamepads that this discussion is moot. Unless you are anal. Anal.
  37. D

    Revodrive and practical applications

    Cheaper than a single 50gb Revodrive? I'll have to do some research. I can see a RAID controller card being cheaper coupled with my existing SATA drives, but a "few SSDS"? :) Doesn't having SSDs in raid negate the performance degradation question I had since TRIM is then disabled? The Revodrive...
  38. D

    Revodrive and practical applications

    Most of the reviews for this product I've read seem written by performance enthusiasts who love the speed but talk little about the real world performance. I'm thinking of buying a low capacity Revodrive as somewhere to store large uncompressed video files, photoshop scratch disk - generally...
  39. D

    New Beta driver 270.51

    BSOD for me trying to access the control panel since installing this driver
Top