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

    I havent booted up my pc since gettting the mac... i didnt want to connect the drive directly as the last time i missed the "run chkdsk" prompt and ended up losing lots of files. Ill go ahead and be more cautious this time.
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    what precautionary measures should i take before i run chkdisk on windows

    ghost6303 its a secondary drive. just today when i tried to plug it back into my laptop the macs ntfs software complained and said i need to connect it to windows again and run chkdsk.
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    what precautionary measures should i take before i run chkdisk on windows

    munkle, the old vista drive (by old i mean about 6 months WD HD Green 1 Tb ) is now in an external hd case thats connected to my mac by usb. I can connect it to my vista again but what then? In you post you didnt mention the next step but are you suggesting that the pc may be able to read it...
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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.

    Hi guys thanks very much for the info. Here some more details #3 The movie playing solution is not needed now. In fact probably wont need part 3 of teh equation solved untill about 3-4 months. But i dont want to spend money now to ONLY sove 1 and 2 then have to lay more for 3 when theres a...
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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?

    I do use my desktop for development but when im out of the house (quite often) Id like to develop on a laptop. I dont like buying laptops for new and rather go 2nd hand. But how old can i go? If the laptop is too old then before you know it ill be looking to buy another and add the cost of the...
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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

    thanks for your suggestions. So if im just streaming movies from the pc i guess i can just use an arcade xbox 360, i wont need a hd right? If i do get the arcade version how easy / expensive is it to add a hd? can you use external drives with the 360 via usb?
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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

    posted before i could say "if anybody has any suggestions id really appreciate them as i feel belwildered by all the options out there." i checked the faq and the links seems mostly geared to a proper home theathre rig.
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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?

    thanks damain. i checked the psu with a multimeter on the pci express cable and other 6 pin adaptor that plugs into the 4870 512mb and the voltage is 12.09 on both so the psu is fine. I tried pluggin the card into the other pci slot on the motheboard (p5q pro) which is usually used for...
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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

    rubber bands!!! haha ingenious!
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    harddrive rattling

    sorry i have an antec 300 case and Western Digital Caviar WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM Hardrive. the unit seems to vibrate about a bit but not a lot but audible. Im guessing hds and vibrations arent so good for a units life length so im going to have a go at just putting it in teh right way. I...
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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?

    it was system retore afterall. I used the command prompt to restrict it to 15bg, im presuming thats enough for the average user. Total space used up is now 45gb from 90gb which is more acceptable. I have about 15gb of data so that leaves around 15gb for vista and 15 for restore. Thank you...
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    90 gigs used on main drive but how?

    yes its vista. Ill look into system retore and the right click properties tip.
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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

    hi deacon, re: installing stuff on a different partition and the problems of registry additions etc thats what i thought. Ill look into some of the backup software out there and just create an image of my os with the core applications that ill dfinately use.
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    how do you avoid having to install the same apps over again on each fresh os installl

    oh and one more question, from reading previous posts regarding partioning it seems lots of people keep the os on one partition and then install their aps and games along with standalone data on the other. I was wondering in the case of a fresh install of the os how would would you link those...
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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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    The Official P45 Asus P5Q Motherboard Thread

    zer082z thanks for your help on that, ill start looking for some activation option.
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    The Official P45 Asus P5Q Motherboard Thread

    hi ive been out of the scene for while and just built my pc using a p5q pro and this Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gbps. I installed vista on this. I got it working fine. The problem is I tried to put my old ide drives which contain stand alone data such...
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    CPU heatsink for q6600 antec300 case and upto $50 - oc newbie

    thanks for your reply. I have two fans on the top and rear of my antec 300. Im not going to overclokc immediately so i think i have some time to think about circulation. Before I could read your response I already bought a ninja. Whether that was a good choice or not i dont know but i can always...
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    antec earthwatts 650w power lead too short?

    thanks guys for the replies. Yeah i realised just after my post what the express cable was for so never attached it. Yeah i just noticed i can pass it UNDER the graphics card around the slot rather than over it. Ill rejig it and if things seem a bit tight still ill get an extension. Thanks again!
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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?

    thanks guys for the replys. Sorry my orginal post sounded like i did an abnormal ammount of downloading and installing of random apps that created bloat but actually im just your typical average user really. After one year of installing xp my pc is always is a lot slower. Defragging improves...
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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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    What Programming Language to Learn?

    If you want to do games then most major games are written in C/C++. If you want to create programmes to automate stuff in everday life or your job then look at scripting languages such as ruby or python - they are also good for website creation. They all revolve around the same principle...
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    Buying used non oem vista? safe?

    Got the premium in the end! Waiting for it in the post. Thanks very much for your advice everybody.
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    A Display for programming, browsing and sometimes gaming $3-500

    yes mitsubishi monitors are talked about quite a lot here but never here about them on these boards. They are more expensive though so didnt look at them much
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    programming \ occassoinal gaming rig $1500 all in - need pointers

    well i was looking at probably upgrading in 2 years time or 3 at the latest to bring the pc upto a similiar performance level as now for that time in the future.
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    Buying used non oem vista? safe?

    thank you for that, im going to bid for it as all seems to be in order. Many thanks once again!
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    programming \ occassoinal gaming rig $1500 all in - need pointers

    right ive found a supplier of asus 4870 and its cheaper by 20$ than the sapphire - bonus! ive also foudn the corsair psu 450vx but just to check, will this give me room to upgrade? originally i was looking at the 650 antec so it seems like a big jump down (though i know theres more to numbers).
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    A Display for programming, browsing and sometimes gaming $3-500

    Thanks everyone for your replies. Well im in japan and prices are quite different here, so i found out. I originally thought the v2400 would be a good choice but it was around $550 dollars. The G version was $350 so it was a nobrainer. Ive yet to get all my parts so havent had time to check it...
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