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Jaqie Fox

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  1. no. when windows boots the first time it does this, thats the whole problem x.x
  2. Time is not a factor... what about running a 100baseFX line to a neighbor?
  3. Here you can see the issue. http://foxtecha.com/files/msfn/logon-issue.jpg my ini file is here. http://foxtecha.com/files/msfn/LastSession.ini Please tell me what on earth I am doing wrong?
  4. OK I can understand a little, but memtest? what does that have to do with video using shared ram bandwidth? Try watching a DVD at the same time you are running the tests, for one. Something like PowerDVD with it's image enhancement on full.
  5. USB PATA adapters have serious issues with data lag and reliability, for one. At least the ones i have tried on various chipsets. I got so sick of it I went from usb2 to ieee1394. World of difference.
  6. No, never. I also am having a small (but in the context of this program significant) deviation from the actual OS text arrangement. Here is what I mean... Xpreview compared to VMWare workstation
  7. My new (just made) setup screen. ***IMPORTANT NOTE*** I own full rights to this image, I created it myself. I hereby give the image, the preview image, and what of the install backsplash I do own to the public domain on one condition: if you use it, you must accompany it with a text file stating at minimal it's original URL (http://foxtecha.com/files/kbd.png) and the message "Created by Jaqie Fox jaqiefox@foxtecha.com". http://foxtecha.com/files/msfn/customstartup.jpg http://foxtecha.com/files/kbd.png Please do not click the right side image unless you are going to save it and use it! The windows install file itself in .RAR format. ***Please adhere strictly to my guidelines, they are all I ask and you get this for free!***
  8. Wow! works great! one problem. if I use "parent folder" to get to "My computer" or click "my computer" in the places bar it shows nothing.... no drive letters or anything.
  9. How about SAS or a very small self-built PC with raid5 in it?
  10. it's not the 'only thing lacking' anymore. XP as I just said has many features which require IE core to function. I am just finishing up a fully updated windows XP SP2 + hotfixes nLite install for myself that has IE and IE core, that boots using 40MB or less. In these days, that is nothing - and it is very, very responsive even on my old P3 500 laptop.
  11. Give me a minute to type in the reasons i decided not to remove IE from my windows. I started in DOS and evolved through all the OSes. I know the anti IE sentiment well, however going with the evolving OSes I have learned what you currently lack in knowledge. Gimme a bit to edit this message and explain, please. OK. With windows 95 and to some extent 98 IE was unstable unnecessary and just all around easily exposed as something MS wanted you to think you needed. It IS possible to totally remove IE, as I have posted in another thread not long ago... however lots of very handy features (very handy once you get used to the huge plusses of having them, that is) and if you thin out other things that actually ARE bloat and don't benefeit you directly, XP is just as fast as 98 (no I am not exxagerating!) I am going to talk about XP here, not 2000, because it shows to a greater extent what is possible - though some of these things are indeed present in 2000. I will also leave things to a short summation of the features, letting you google for more information as you want. *Automatic updating is a boon, you no longer have to worry about manually checking to see if an update is available, it does it for you and either installs for you or lets you choose. *Quickview/preview of documents and especially images and videos are available. you can choose 'thumbnails' and it will show you a small preview of them in windows explorer window. *SFC (which is one thing I turn off, actually) will check windows files for corruption or contamination and repair/replace them without you needing to do a thing or even know... thing is this particular one causes most of the 'slowdown' in winxp. *Restore points. you can create a 'snapshot' of the OS before you install a driver, program, try to edit the registry, whatever and if you decide to roll it back, it is super easy to do. *VSS/shadow copies. snapshotting pales in comparison to VSS. you can set it to take live images of your system at a given time or manually do it, then do whatever you wish... say delete all your movies and games. Then go back to that shadow copy and watch the movies - they are still there until you delete that shadow copy - and then restore your games... or not. This gives serious power to those who learn to use it fully. There are lots more, but I'll leave it at that. Oh, one more thing. it is truly fast and stable now. I have systems that regularly stay up for months on end, and only reboot when a severe security patch needs applied (most dont even need reboots now!)
  12. But what did you test memory bandwidth with? I hope not sandra.
  13. I would like to know how you came up with that. Especially if the video card is doing heavy graphics work (i.e. helping a transcoder which many do now) the bandwidth used will be much higher.
  14. I would never go onboard for anything except special purpose built PCs (mini ITX et al) for this one reason: Onboard video cards suck up precious memory bandwidth and memory that would otherwise be available for more crucial CPU intensive tasks.
  15. 1. an oral surgeon so I can finally get my **** wisdom teeth out... one is even through my sinus cavity, has been for years. 2. lower body weight 3. a dolby DTS sound card that doesn't suck 4. hard drive space. lots and lots of hard drive space. at least 4TB. 5. Intel gigabit networking components 6. a room air conditioner for next summer 7. new clothes 8. a nice LCD screen so I don't have to hurt myself every time I try to lift my sun 21" CRT. (every time I pick it up without fail I smash my boobs, bruises there FREAKING HURT!) Most are sadly pipe dreams, though 3, 6, and 7 are likely.
  16. My point was that without the update, it was spotty - but with it, support was pretty widespread to say the least.
  17. It's feature was that it could write to NTFSv5 and earlier volumes. It creates a virtual partition to boot from in windows so you dont even need a removable media drive to boot it from when it has been installed. That's odd. I have a DFI Infinity nf4 (non ultra) socket 939 mobo, and it works fine on it, always has. I seriously doubt that it won't work. I have never had a system that it won't work with the built in PATA controllers on. SATA and add-on PCI controllers are a different story. That's the same thing I had to do to get it to work with the Silicon Image controllers that are all over mobos these days (sil0680 PATA add in PCI card, sil3112 and 3114 built in and add in SATA controllers). They all work fine with 2003v793, even my brand new Seagate sata2 320GB drive. That's the case with lots of drive image programs, their speed is very random... it has to do with their drivers for the controller and how good/efficient they are... at least when they are in the 'recovery console' mode (using their own drivers like ghost 2003 does).
  18. Yes, I know I could use *nix, but frankly I don't want to. after tinkering with *nix for years, I came to the realization that *nix sucks. Anyways, Ive been searching on and off for something that fits my needs for about a year with no good results. I have found out among other things that squid will run on windows (heresay?) but I have not found where to get it. I used to use winroute lite to do this, but I do *NOT* want routing, as I have a WRT54GSv3 with DDWRT for that now. What I want is to use Taz (BP6 dual celeron 433, 256MB ram, 4GB+20GB HDD) as a transparent caching proxy for as many things as possible. What I mean by this is I could set up winroute lite to cache everything... and it would even grab the windowsupdate files and serve them up at LAN speed when another machine wanted them. This *REALLY* helps a fresh install of winXP to update fast, among other things. That is a good example of how thorough I want the transparent proxy to be... Anyone got any ideas?
  19. I saw someone mention ghost 2003, but can't find the original post asking about it so I'll just say a couple things I know about it (I got it when it was brand new and still use it) 1. Ghost 2003 does not do 'online' imaging (imaging while windows is running) so it has to have its own drivers for the hardware that it accesses to access the partitions. Newer versions of ghost do online 'snapshot style' imaging, and therefore the older 2003 gets the better it will be to upgrade. 2. Ghost 2003 has reached EOL in support, meaning they do not offer LiveUpdate updates for it. If you want to get the most updated version (that supports the most hardware) you have to google a lot to find archived LUA files on the internet. I had to do this myself, it was a hassle but now I have those files and am happy. 3. Ghost 2003 is getting old. If you can afford it, upgrade or replace it. I personally will be doing so in a couple years, I think... but for now it does enough that I don't need a new version. 4. another alternative (though one I really do not like) is Acronis TrueImage, or running a VirtualMachine and using their snapshot feature, though that's not really closely related I thought it worth mention. On the hardware front, I did something similar to what you are doing now only I was willing to spend as much as I needed to get a dual core, at the time the AMD64 x2 was the only game in town, so I got an s939 x2 based system. I personally have not used intel since the PIII days, but Ive been keeping abreast of the situation and to be honest even if you can't afford a C2D right now, getting a system that is compatible with upgrading to one (as others recommend) is a very, very good idea.
  20. Albatron makes a mini ITX board that takes them, along with a couple micro ATX ones that do IIRC.
  21. Don't you mean 'Her'? And I modify my case constantly. I have had it just as neat when I had 3x HDDs, 1x zip, 1x fdd, and 2x optical drives in Demia. it is not much more work to keep it so tidy. God, I know what you mean! every time I mod I have to cut all the zip ties and start over. It gets to be a pain, but I can't stand a messy case. My desk isn't quite that bad, because I tend to seperate the stuff as much as possible to keep the mess down. My server 'rack' (wire shelving and normal cases) runs as many of the cable-heavy devices as I can just to get them away from my desk. Uhm, I do. and I never said anything about anyone else's cable management either... It's just not my way to judge or get on or complain about someone else's way of doing things.
  22. Two words - cable management. The first PC is my main PC, Demia. *AMD Athlon x2 3800+ retail *DFI Infinity (non ultra) nForce4 *eVga 256MB PCI-E 16x nVidia 6600 *2x256MB Kingston PC3200 DDR *Seagate 7200.10 320GB 16MB cache sata2 *Ultra Wizard case No, it is not an antec case, I hate antec cases! *Lite-On DL-DVDRW w/ lightscribe and DVDRAM in a usb2/IEEE1394a case *Sound Blaster MP3+ USB *Sun GDM-5410 21" *RCA RT2500 Home Theatre headunit/amp/radio system (I *HATE* computer speakers, they sound horrible!) *Windows XP Professional RTM (32 bit) *Windows XP Professional x64 *FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE i386 *FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE amd64 *MS-DOS 6.22 The second PC is my server, Phobos. note: the picture is a bit outdated *Tyan Patriot BX dual slot 1 *2x P3 600E Slot 1 *4x256MB ECC/registered PC100 SDRAM *200GB Western Digital WD200BB PATA *120GB Seagate 7200.9 8MB cache PATA *ATi Rage 128 16MB AGP *Sil0680 PATA *Intel Pro/100+ *SB16PCI *old minitower case *Windows Server 2003 The desk picture shows Toshi, my faster laptop. Note: The desk picture is somewhat outdated, I have moved and changed the look of some of my setup as well. *Toshiba TE2000 *P3M 1Ghz *256MB PC133 SODIMM *20GB IBM Travelstar *Windows XP Professional RTM (32 bit) Other: *Dash (Compaq Armada E500 P3-500 BX chipset laptop w/ 40GB HDD and 256MB ram) *Taz (Abit BP6 w/ dual celeron 433) *Roto-Router (WRT54GSv3 w/ DDWRT) (the only penguin I *EVER* care to have in this house)
  23. Don't go for IDE-USB adapters. you are asking for a world of pain... Just grab yourself a SATA PCI card, and if you must use PATA drives get some PATA converters, they work great for HDDs... hell, the first few WD raptors had a SATA to PATA built into the drive, they were PATA drives at heart.
  24. Check out the turion64. they have versions with a 25 watt power celing. If you want a PC for general use that is capable of being built passive cooled or near-passive, go for a turion64.

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