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    what precautionary measures should i take before i run chkdisk on windows

    I cant seem to mount my old windows data ntfs drive on my mac and its telling me to run checkdisk on my windows machine. The last time I let windows do that it deleted a ton of files without any prompts which really ****ed me off. I do have a back up but there have been some photos added since...
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    Best approach to meet file serving, backup and streaming needs.

    Wasnt sure whether to put this in networking, media devices or home theatre so settled for general hardware. Im looking to solve three problems and wondering what the best approach to solving them would be. I have a dual boot vista / linux desktop, linux laptop and soon a mac book pro...
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    How old is your dev laptop and is coding still comfortable?

    Hello fellow programmers, Im trying to avoid the "what laptop should i buy" question as it doesnt age well. Im actually looking to buy used but im trying to find the sweet spot between price and age. The problem is i have no idea how well laptops age when it comes to programming. For games the...
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    connecting xbox 360 to my pc - suggestions please

    i hav a pc downstairs and a living room upstairs. Im thinking about gettig an xbox 360 as an easy way to watch films from the pc harddrive downstairs on the living room tv upstairs. The internet comes through my cable box which is downstairs. Im not so keen on using metres of cable to connect...
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    how to view video files on downstairs pc on upstairs tv

    ive got video files on my desktop pc downstairs which is also where my cable modem and router are based. On the tv upstairs id like to watch these files. The tv is nothing special, just a small boxy bedside tv so dont need anything fancy like HDTV etc, something which just does the job...
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    has my 4870 card died?

    i build my pc around 6months ago and all has been fine. last night whilst browsing the screen flickered, went black and the suddenly the pc powered down. I wasnt sure what to make of it so I turned it back on. It booted fine and lasted 30 minutes before doing the same. This morning i turned...
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    harddrive rattling

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    harddrive rattling

    hi i made a new build a few months back. I saw quite a few suggestions by people to put the hd in back to front for better cable management. This is ideal for me as i have a tiny antec tower. Anyway due to lack of space i could only get one of the two screw holes on the side of the hd unit to...
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    90 gigs used on main drive but how?

    Hi I built my pc around a month ago and im ready to partition it now and i just checked how much space i had already used on the my main drive and its 90 gigs. Initially it was only 15gb. I opened up exploer and went into c: and hovered my mouse over each folder and after adding up the space...
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    wireless xp pro laptop + vista 64bit desktop + wireless router network

    Hi Ive been reading the previous posts about this and Im still a bit confused. The fact that im living in japan and all my os`s are in japanese also makes things a bit more difficult. Both connect to the internet fine via the router. How do i get them to see each other so I can share files. I...
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    how do you avoid having to install the same apps over again on each fresh os installl

    I know from previous experience that i usually do a fresh install of the os once a year. Id probably do it more often if I didnt have to keep installing the same apps after I installed the os e.g. skype, codecs, my music manager etc etc. Its a pain in the a**e. What does everyone on the board do...
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    antec earthwatts 650w power lead too short?

    Ive got an the psu in the title plus a p5q pro mobo, ninja heatsink and an antec 300 case. The psu sits at the bottom and on the pq5 the 8pin connector sits at the top above the cpu. The ninja hovers over it a bit. The 8pin cord from the psu is barely longenough to make it over the graphics...
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    dual boot with vista? one for games one for everyday?

    It seems, judging by the previous posts ive read regarding vista and partitions that installing one vista on one partition and using the other for data is the way to go. Im wondering though is it worthwhile having two vistas in dual boot so one is for general use e.g. browsing, downloading...
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    CPU heatsink for q6600 antec300 case and upto $50 - oc newbie

    Hi ive got everything for my new build but the cpu cooler sorted. And im now trying to figure out whats good for my situation and what will fit in my case. I have Case: Antec 300 with top and side fans included but rear missing CPU: Quad q6600 Vid Card: Asus HD4870 512mb Memory: 4gb...
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    Buying used non oem vista? safe?

    Hi i read the faq on oem vista, searched for old posts with "used vista" as term but didnt get what i was looking for. Im in Japan now and i am looking for a new vista home edition 64 bit for my new build. I have some questions for oem versions basic goes for $120 brand new and $160 for...
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    programming \ occassoinal gaming rig $1500 all in - need pointers

    Hi there, done lots of reading and found the holy questions to ask post so here we go 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Programming (Ruby - for now), Some photoshop, lots of broswing and READING pdfs, when time permits gaming (its been ages and i...
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    A Display for programming, browsing and sometimes gaming $3-500

    Hi there everyone, first post but ive been reading on and off for over a year here. Im building my second pc (i did the first 7 years ago!) and im trying to make a descision with lcd displays. Its the first time to buy one so im a little bit hesitant. Ive dont tons of reading of previous...
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