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    • Windows XP failing to boot properly?

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      over the past week, sometimes when i boot up Windows XP, my computer will stay at the windows XP screen, before you get to log on to the computer. I will then have to force restart it and select "Last good configuration", and windows will load fine.

      This failing to load dilemma usually happens after i have left my computer on overnight, and say turned it off when i woke up. And when i come back later in the day to turn it back on, this will happen.

      But its not 100% i will get this error everytime i leave it on overnight.

      My rig has top-end everything, and i built it myself a little under a year ago. It has 4 fans + CPU fan(not stock fan), so i wouldnt think heating would be an issue. I have 3 harddrives, 2 for storage and 1 GB of memory, 3700+ CPU.

      Edit: I have Windows XP SP2, with updates all installed, and recently replaced my Zonealarm security with AVG, which i am having problems with, it wont update.
      Any ideas? Thanks

      Post edited 2/10/06 2:48PM

      23 replies

    • ATI Graphics Card Video Output to TV

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      Can anyone walk me through how to hook up my new 850x Pro ATI graphics card to my TV? I have a compostte outet on the TV, and the VIVO kit with the composite adapter, but i cannot found out how to enable it through ATI catalyst to show stuff on my tv, even though its all hooked up and on the right channel.

      Can anyone help?

      3 replies

    • Someone Suggest Me an Author

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      I have a bit of a dilemma. I need for someone to suggest me an author who has a good deal of critical words on done on him/her. This means that i the author cannot be a "pot-boiler" writer, such as John Grisham. I am not particularly well-read, mostly reading contemporary books which do not have critcal works done on them.

      So i turn to the RvB forums to help me out here, because i have no clue what authors have had critics review their works. The novels they write must be fiction and obviously must have been around for quite some time (Pre-1960's at the latest.) And just to head off some ideas, i cannot use CS Lewis, John Steinbeck or George Orwell, but authors like them are surely welcome.

      Post edited 12/03/05 12:16PM

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    • Monitor Response Time Question

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      So ive heard that 8ms is what you need for gaming on an LCD screen. But is 12ms out of the question for gaming? I play Counter-strike, BF2 and whatnot, and am i going to experience ghosting like mad.

      13 replies

    • Hard Drive Advice, Need Help

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      ok, i have 2 hard drives in my computer, and they both died within the last week, one is a storage and one is the windows hard drive, 120gb and 200gb respectively. The storage 120gb died during the week, and Windows alerted me everything was lost on it, and on restart it failed to even see that hard drive anymore. Now 2 days ago, i turn off my computer, turn it back on, and the 200GB windows hard drive is clicking like mad, and failing to load Windows, just getting stuck at the Windows splash screen.

      I left it alone for a day or so, resolved to turn it into a computer repair shop, but i turned it on again, and to my suprise, the storage hard drive was being seen by the computer and the 200GB loaded Windows, but is going amazingly slow.

      My question is, what are my options? Would reformmating the main 200GB hard drive fix its horrible speed problem, or should i get a replacement from Newegg.com?(its only a week and a half old).

      Im somewhat afraid to restart my computer incase everything goes to hell again, so should i be worried, or would a restart fix this speed problem? To give you an idea, Taskmanager window is taking up 99% of my CPU, and if its not that, its some other very low resource program, and i know the problem does not rest in the CPU.

      Thanks for reading this long post

      24 replies

    • Arrrggg Hard Drive Crash, Need Help

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      My windows hard drive recently crashed, so i had to buy a new hard drive, 200GB. That is working fine, but i had a storage hard drive from before the hard drive crash mentioned above. I imported it and assigned it a Letter, and it was working just like new, keeping all its data through the Windows reinstall on the other hard drive.

      Now i left my computer on over night, doing moderately hard tasks, writing to the new hard drive, not the older storage one. When i come to my computer this morning, i am told that all data on the older hard drive has been lost, even though i wasnt even writing to it overnight. So i restart my computer, and when i go back to My Computer, the hard drive is not even there, nor is it in the device manager box.

      My question is, is this hard drive gone for good? I understand if all the data is lost, which would be a bummer, but is it lost because its not even being seen by my computer? Any ideas on recifying it? Its not in the computer manager window either.

      Thanks for reading

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    • Sponsorship

      14 years ago

      Mentos

      Im frickin' sponsored. I GOT A STAR NEXT TO MY NAME MO FO!

    • Easy Hard Drive Question

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      I recently had one of my hard drives go down, the one with my windows xp on it, so i had to get a new one and replace it, reinstall and everything. I have reinstalled the drivers for ATA, but my other hard drive still does not show up in My Computer. How can i get it to show up in my computer, since device manager see's it? Its connected via ATA cord to my motherboard.

      36 replies

    • Laptop Video Problem

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      I have an older laptop, but its stats a pretty good even compared to today's laptops, i geuss whoever built it went top of the line for 2002 or '03.

      Stats are: 1.6ghz
      256MB Ram
      I put in a new 40gb hd
      And it has radeon mobility 6, not sure on the Ram in the that onboard video card because i have no idea of finding out since its a custom computer.

      Now i can play DVD videos with ease on it, full screen and the like and do other things as well. But when i try to play say a short clip i downloaded onto the hard drive, as small as 40mb's and running at around 1000kb/s in Windows Media Player, it will freezeframe, audio still going, and then switch to another frozen screen 7 or seconds later. DVD is much higher quality then this, and I know its not Windows Media Player or the file because ive tried different video's and VLC and Winamp media players as well. Anybody have suggestions?

      When i first got it, i had to install a new hard drive, thus losing all of the the drivers and having no cd with them coming with it, but i know i got the chipset and video drivers down.

      Thanks for reading

      24 replies

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    • IronMADMAN

      12 years ago

      Well, I would like to wish you a happy new years, and hope that this next year will be better than the last ^_^


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    • kg6ejp

      12 years ago

      You need more content!!

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    • NinjaPirate

      14 years ago

      I upgraded your acount for you, think of it as an early Christman present smiley1.gif

    • baqfiredplan

      14 years ago

      hey sam, im in publications now

    • Dok

      14 years ago

      need id

    • Mentos

      14 years ago

      Another thing, I am not the entire clan. If 8 people want someone out, and 2 people want them in, im sorry but the odds are going against you. I'll send you a clan invite when i get online again, but I can't guarantee you staying in there if people are still ticked about you leaving/complaining or anything like that. Again, Im not the only overlord.

    • Mentos

      14 years ago

      Hey EZE, Chill the fuck out, i wasnt the one that boot you. Theres 5 overlords and a staff member, remember? People just were not ecstatic because that was the 3rd time that day you had randomly left, and it was not the first time. That is the reason why someone booted you. I'll send you a clan invite back in, but you need to chill out and keep your cord in a not-so-easy place to be tripped over.

    • EZEKILL

      14 years ago

      WOW. lets boot me from the clan because my xbox shut off
      your a faggot

    • Mentos

      14 years ago

      Yeah, i dont know a whole lot more about it, i dont even know if registration actually ended today, its been pretty vague about what we're playing, maps and whatnot

    • EZEKILL

      14 years ago

      ahh alright sounds good

    • EZEKILL

      14 years ago

      hey
      did you sign me up for the tourny?

    • NinjaPirate

      14 years ago

      heyyyyyyyyy carter isnt going tonight

    • Cpt_Jezus2

      14 years ago

      sam quite the busy little bee eh? with all your random and some slightly unrandom friends :P sry im bored out of my mind i madea journal abotu kool-aid its good times... enough said naimean? habeabsdlah fla a-mike jones a.k.a gangsta rapper fo lyf3!

    • momo_neko

      14 years ago

      awesome avatar

    • baqfiredplan

      14 years ago

      whoot. i get to play de la salle in the passing league on thursday. ima get my ass kicked. oh well. at least i get to play. =)

    • baqfiredplan

      14 years ago

      what do you think of my new journal sam? garrett gonna see it btw.

    • baqfiredplan

      14 years ago

      no i didnt. i found em on a website and i thought i should share em with everyone that views my profile. if i could do that, i wouldnt need to be in high school. lol so what are you up to now sam? i might get xbox live this summer and get owned by john.

    • Mentos

      14 years ago

      And when david came online to check and see what i was doing for you guys, i assume thats why he did it, i was asleep
      SO YOU ALL LOSE!

    • Mentos

      14 years ago

      Really, who won?

    • baqfiredplan

      14 years ago

      when i was at carter's track pool party today, we all bet that you were online playing xbox live.

    • baqfiredplan

      14 years ago

      yes he does suck balls but thats okay. yoda is the shit in that movie. he was so cool on those lightsaber battles against the evil empire ugly dude. that was really one of the best new star wars movies and for once it didnt make me fall to sleep like the last one. lolz

    • Mentos

      14 years ago

      It was pretty cool, hayden christiansen truly does blow at acting, but it was altogether good. 4.0

    • baqfiredplan

      14 years ago

      sam what did you think of the new star wars movie yesterday? i went with my cuz to go see it on the new digital projectors in SF yesterday night and it kicked ass! (or i wouldve gone with yall) so yeah im stuck in SF till sunday on mad dial-up speed whoo hoo

    • thepinktoco

      14 years ago

      yeah man im sorry but ill try to get it to you as soon as I can. my dad's being gay or something. maybe ill just smuggle in into justin unoticed. that would work. so how was st. anothony's? i went ther for confirmation and I didnt think it wasnt that bad but moreover rewarding somewhat.

    • Mentos

      14 years ago

      Bah, usually would mod you down or something just to spite you, but it is rather nice that you are willing to give me a cd player, since im to poor at the moment to get myself an mp3 playing device. Thanks matey.

    • thepinktoco

      14 years ago

      sam ill give you my red sony cd player tom. (thought you needed it so very badly so i put some new batteries in it) (mod me for this please by the way)

    • thepinktoco

      14 years ago

      okay i will sam and dont forget carter too!!!

    • Mentos

      14 years ago

      Heh nevermind, found the comment thing
      Not much matey, just realizing im an idiot

    • nirvanarules

      14 years ago

      hey whats up

    • thepinktoco

      14 years ago

      sams a mac and a track star

    • asdfghj

      14 years ago

      meet the fockers was cool

    • Allos

      14 years ago

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    • thepinktoco

      14 years ago

      hey its peter im nxt too david in computer graphic art this monday wut up

    • NinjaPirate

      14 years ago

      hey i didn't mention EMO in my profile and nice aviater

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