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  1. Another option is to click the down arrow next to your username, Signed in as Peewee, click My Content. There are a few options available, Topics started, Posts, or both. There's an Advanced Search with your username as one criteria, date range, forum, etc as well. This will help when you have many posts to filter out.
  2. Missing Persons -:- Spring Session M Walking in L.A. U.S. Drag Mental Hopscotch
  3. gUiTaR_mIkE

    XP SP3

    Yeah, -X-'s site is a good resource, but is it still being maintained, last update was November 2011 Patch Tuesday?
  4. Have you tried to sort them when in the 'Open' or 'Save' dialogs? You will need to click 'View Menu' - 'Details' - then sort accordingly. This may be a system-wide change, I don't remember, unless a specific app allows for sorting in their dialogs or settings. You can sort files using 'Views' in Windows Explorer for a folder as well. Use 'Folder Options' to 'remember each folder's view settings'. Again, I don't remember if settings become system-wide. I've monkeyed around for so long on my installation of XP I don't remember what default looks like anymore
  5. gUiTaR_mIkE

    XP SP3

    SP3 for Windows XP (x86) Network Installation Package - found here - same as post #2. Name: WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe MD5: BB25707C919DD835A9D9706B5725AF58 Size: 331,805,736
  6. Are you running .NET 2.0 SP2? Did the update for .NET 2.0 SP2 install? If not, likely WU is wanting you to update 2.0 SPX to 2.0 SP2 and there are (as far as I know) only 2 ways to get .NET 2.0 SP2 ... ... install .NET 3.5 SP1 or .NET 2.0 SP2 Stand-Alone Roll-up FYI - I believe the 2.0 SP2 roll-up will remove 2.0 and 2.0 SP1 leaving .NET 2.0 SP2 only!
  7. Weesuck & Sons Computer Repair - "If it ain't broke when we get it, it will be when you get it back" or Computer Repair & Septic Cleaning - "Same day service. We can get both jobs done in a single afternoon, in most cases simultaneously"
  8. I'll take S.M.A.R.T. over nothing any day. Doctors can't predict (guess) when we will die, they simply let us know we are accumulating bad sectors or some parts don't spin up as fast as it used to I still visit a doctor once in a while and have a look at my drive's S.M.A.R.T. details, without either I would be in the dark as to whether any problems exist.
  9. What picture, an avatar, a sig, or within your post body? Use your settings for the avatar or sig (I guess you know this already), or use... ...Insert image ...Insert media http://www.msfn.org/board/uploads/7d479599d9cebda6d3bdaac3e4223c75.jpg ...or Browse and locate an attachment, and then Attach This File all within the editor
  10. Everything wears out eventually (especially with moving parts). Also, you may notice an increase in the drive temp (during the move / copy process, or normal operating temp) or hear more noise coming from the heads as they seek the data scattered throughout the drive. On a healthy drive the heads wont make much noise, on failing drives the heads when working will get louder, this is when I plan on replacing the drive - I have worn out drives, mostly when I was recording a lot on my PC. The drives wore out, they didn't fail (I didn't wait for them to), as the drive began to idle at higher temps and / or made a bit more noise, I checked the power-on hours and decided if the drive had served it's purpose, if so, I replaced it. I suppose I've been lucky, I haven't had to deal with a drive getting numerous bad sectors, I personally would ditch this drive (as cheap as they are now) - no bad sectors for me (IMO). I use 2 external usb enclosures with 320GB drives for storing my ripped CDs - mostly to .flac files but some are single images, 700+MBs in size. I rip the CD to .wav, edit, then encode to .flac or single audio image. I will then move 4 or 5 GBs at a time from the slave drive to the external enclosure - this is a workout for a drive but it's what their designed for - cooling is important. On a low hours drive there should be little concern (but any drive can fail at any time regardless of age or hours). If the drive is getting up there in age (power on hours, power on count) you will want to watch it, but don't worry about it, just don't store data on this drive if you can't afford to lose it I like TeraCopy for moving data from the slave drive (inside my PC) to the external enclosures - http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php - not sure if there's a file size limit with the free version. HTH
  11. ...speaking of older tools, it rings a bit like trying to code a modern 'standards compliant' website in IE6 ( 5,4,3,2,1 ) - that was pretty easy, no niggling needed
  12. I read thru the DXCB thread a bit and it sure looks like you've done things correctly, and I was partially correct about the DirectX .cab files, where I was wrong is you needn't worry about anything, the script is supposed to extract what it needs. I tried a search for your error, it isn't coming up on their forums. Also, did you notice: Did you try without any arguments? There is a debugging script that tests the dxcb script ( ), did you try it? Ultimately, this seems best posted at their forums. I can't keep track of whose doing what, you're referring to DXCB, the post above points to OnePiece's tool. Sorry, I realize I'm adding to the confusion.
  13. Hi Molecule I wouldn't feel too bad about getting confused, some of those projects are 30 or 40 pages deep in the forum, have been going on for a long time, and read like a very long run-on sentence. The users are smart, they also have spent a lot of time there reading the forums and following the project, for you or I it would be like jumping in the middle of a bar fight - we could get cut by just about anyone Anyway, I don't use the tools you mention but it sounds like what you need to do is extract the contents of the redistributable DirectX file, you may even need to extract the content of a few cabs, and these files are what you will drop in the correct folder (explained in the directions). If you look at all the files in a DirectX redistributable, there are numerous .cabs from over the years, and not much has affected Windows 2000 or XP for a while - the latest update to DirectX concentrated on fixing bugs in the installer and adding better error handling and messaging, which is why the tool you are using only wants a few files, the ones that affect Windows 2000. I extracted the contents of DirectX Feb. 2010 a while back on another forum, here's the .cab file list: See if the files you need are in here, your files may also be in one of the listed cabs, you will need to extract that file as well. HTH.
  14. @Larry I haven't said anything yet but your work looks good I do have a few things though, maybe using PM is better to help keep the thread down to say between 900 and a 1000 posts by days end. Not now, down the road. The PMing is for discussion about personal changes to an avy or sig, I'm not referring to the open discussion or getting other users in here.
  15. Please confirm my findings before-hand, this is what my documentation shows: Note: Your motherboard may be capable of faster AGP that is achieved thru a BIOS update so the 2x/4x may only be a BIOS limit. If in fact the slot is capable of only 2x/4x, this looks to be an AGP v2.0 motherboard, and the slot should be keyed short slot towards the rear/bracket-side of the motherboard for a 3.3 volt slot. If it's keyed towards the front long slot bracket-side this should be a 1.5 volt slot. If your AGP slot is not slot'ed' it should be a universal slot (not likely). Like I said, just a guide, please confirm ahead of time but it sounds like you have AGP 2.0, either 1.5 volt or 3.3 volt or .... I'm not sure if it will make a difference over what you have but a good chipset was the ATI Radeon Pro. I have the ATI Radeon 9600 Pro AGP 3.0/8x/1.5 volt card and it has worked great for a long time. I'm not a gamer though.
  16. @Larry Use .jpg for me and be done with it, this thread is turning into Mike's avatar, please someone else get an avatar or sig See if this snippet from a 1999 O'Reilly book, PNG: The Definitive Guide helps with PS 5 and .png.
  17. My opinion - the problem is entirely at your end, .png is superior in quality to .jpg but of course .jpg has it's place, just not high quality artwork. A quick look at many sites including MSFN - nearly all the images are in .png format. I don't know what browser (or version) you're using but if you can look at the 'media' used you will see .png. If you want to get serious about your artwork (on computer anyway) you need to step up to at least XP, 7 would be better, Apple if your rich Btw, since you're struggling with the project for me go ahead and stop - it seems like this idea is getting a little heavy in the heels so please don't bother with my avatar, it's becoming a headache for you, don't aggravate yourself on my account. I can do my own if I feel the need but the effort is appreciated for sure. If the resulting work is underwhelming this will be a waste of your time So I'm considering my project canceled for your benefit and many kudos to you for the attempt - I do believe the bottleneck might be the system you're doing the work on and not your skills. ...regards.
  18. ...speaking of Cy Twombly, I'm only familiar with the person because I have a friend whose name is C. Twombly, he moved away long ago and periodically I have looked for him online and Cy has come up many times in my searches.
  19. It's a shame I didn't think of this earlier, maybe for the next user... It would be nice to see a few examples as the phase of development moves forward, so changes can be made at a more convenient stage. My friend had a web graphics guy design a banner for his site, the artist sent him links to various examples of the design process for my friend to evaluate, this helped my friend recommend changes to color depth (can you brighten the green, here's a shade I like), layers (can you move the image to the left of the text rather than the right side), and so on. This doesn't need to be burdensome but a few phases of the design process would be nice rather than at the very end - here it is, like it or not just an idea.
  20. All I know is I hope anyone reading this thread understands my post (#34) was a joke, a bad one apparently but a joke
  21. This is guaranteed, and having it linked here @ MSFN would be problematic. Have you compiled a list of updates - what do you envision for a SP4...?
  22. I know you can't get something like this done in an evening but with hard work and the right tools it's amazing what can be created - have a look.
  23. Well, maybe just a bit, it is an example only of a side-by-side comparison of like items, that's all - the items could be anything You didn't really think I was recommending these boards for his i5 did you This is one reason to get some of the info from Newegg, you can select your items to compare and do a nice side-by-side. Anyway, I like it, your mileage may vary. This is what I wrote... ...just an example of how I compared 2 motherboards way back when. I apologize to the OP if this is confusing, I'll remove the attachment of it's unclear.
  24. Here's how I would tackle an upgrade... there's more (and better ways) to compile the necessary information I'm sure Make sure your existing case (and PSU) are a good fit for your new hardware, do you have an adequate PSU (power and connectors)? I would add new case fans to my list, now's the time to replace em while the case is empty. I would look at ASUS and Gigabyte for a motherboard (using the CPU and socket as search criteria), this is a good start. Your board will list the available RAM and speeds, then I would simply download a user guide and have a look at the setup of the board, it is a good idea to have a dry run before you start removing hardware for real. Does Intel have recommended motherboards for particular CPUs, there are numerous reviews for the i5 2500K as well - what boards were used, were there additional boards (and RAM recommendations)? It shouldn't take you too long to get familiar with the basic selling points of the available chipsets - I take screenshots of the various pages and create a single image for a side-by-side comparison - it's much easier than going back and forth - see my attachment for an example. You may need more than stock cooling, I would look at after market coolers as well, there was talk of OCing, this CPU already runs a bit hot from reviews I read - be safe and keep it cool, if you plan on leaving it at stock settings the stock cooler may be enough. I would check the usual sources, Newegg, Intel, etc for options - begin making a list. Do it right (the first time) and you'll be a happy camper I just wonder if you need all this CPU, you didn't mention what your most CPU-intensive work will be...? If you're sticking with a 32-bit OS there's no need to go more than 4GB of RAM either. I would always mention these things (OS, software used most, future plans etc) in the first post, it helps with the decision-making process.

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