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  1. I just got done building her a computer , and the bios is reporting the cpu at 56 celcius , is this the normal for a P4 , Mine runs at 36 , but i have alot more fans

    Is it safe at this temp , Idle at the bios screen , I also realize the Artic silver hasnt had a chance to set


  2. I am building my little sister a computer right now , I am using some old parts from her 500mhz celeron

    Here is the question , I am using a 60 gig maxtor , and i dont know how old it is , and after i install XP and all the programs she needs , i am going to do a backup with Arconis

    Basically Arconis is like Norton Ghost , but where Ghost allows you to burn the image onto a dvd , Arconis allows you to make a hidden partition to restore from if anything goes wrong

    If she decides to upgrade to a new HD later on , Arconis does look like it will allow me to restore to a different drive

    Will i have any problems if i do so ????

    I just dont wanna do 2 installs of EVERYTHING

    XP Pro

    Norton AV 2005


    MS Office 2003

    Adobe Photoshop CS


    DVD Shrink

    DVD Decrypter

    Alcohol 120%


    Vopt Defrag

    Win Rar


    and so on

    Thanks Rob

  3. are you just interested in scanning your pc for viruses ? if so try an online scanner like pcpitstop.com  you can scan for trojans and even tweak your pc with there advice.

    Yes i work as a Computer Tech , at a major retail chain

    We do Virus and Spyware Removals , and i get this error thrown at me durring McAffee and AVG command line scanners

    We dont/cant install the programs on the customers computers , too much hastle and most ask for activation

    Right now we use the free trend micro scanner , but this error confuses me


  4. Trying to run a command prompt virus scan with AntiVir , and i keep getting this message , does anyone know of a way to get around this , i tried messing with the compatibility tab and still nothing

    right now googling trying to find an answer

    Any help is appriciated


    An Application has attempted to directly access the hard disk , which cannot be supported .....blah blah blah

    WTF ?

  5. I will write it for you...

    Would you be satisfied with script for parameters, like

    Rename2Date.bat file_to_rename.exe


    Very Very Close to what i need , I just need it to leave a the original file alone

    my folder should look like this


    MasterTracker.xls <--- Main








    i dont care about the date format , I plan on executing this batch file every morning at 7am (Windows Scheduler) , to make a new file for that day , and open it

  6. I am looking for a way to rename a file with the current date


    Take MasterTracker.xls

    and make a copy , and rename it to June 6th.xls

    and have this batch file execute each night and move the old date to an archive folder and recreate the file for that day

    Is it possible ??


  7. I have 2 computers and I have a USB KVM Switch that allows me to use 1 keyboard , Mouse and Monitor for both

    THe KVM Switch was sitting very close to my Logitech Subwoofer (Under my Desk ) , And Today now , the one usb port doesnt work

    I can only get the Mouse to or Keyboard to work , 1 at a time , I cant figure it out

    Its like the 1 usb port just died

    So was it a bad KVM or Did my Subwoofer destroy it ?? :(

  8. i would prolly go with the bundle, considering the "crappy" parts u will be putting in there except for the processor

    ah not so much crappy parts....

    The motherboard is nice

    The processor is nice

    she will get 512 of Crucial DDR2

    A PCI Videocard , since she doesnt do videogames

    The 60 gig harddrive out of the HP , again she doesnt need alot

    Integrated HD sound

    5.1 Logitech Speakers

    DVD or CD burner , probably a NEC or Liteon

    Integrated NIC

    Standard Floppy

    and a Standard Case, Maybe something with a window ?

    I just dont wanna go OVERKILL , since she is just doing Internet and burning music, Now me on the otherhand , I have 7 harddrives ....over a Terabyte of Info...lol :P

  9. Building my lil sister a computer , I have built arould 5 other computers, but most were for me and i went with the top of the line

    Currently she uses a Celeron 500mhz HP with 384 ram and a 60 gig harddrive :(

    I am building her a 3.4 Pentium 4 HT socket 775 , with 512 ddr2

    she most likely will never have more then 1 harddrive and 1 DVD-RW in the system , and her Videocard will most likely be a PCI card , not express

    What can i get away with in terms of Powersupplys for her ?

    Here is her Motherboard (INTEL BOXD915PBLL Socket T (LGA 775))

    Here is her Processor (intel Pentium 4 550 800MHz FSB LGA 775 )

    I got them both Brand new for $100 :P

    Also do you recommend going with a Case that has a powersupply bundled with it , Or buy the case and powersupply seperate ??

    I just dont know how a unknown brand of powersupply will hold up , I always use antec 480+

  10. I fix computers for customers everyday , and i have found ways to make the following Antispyware Programs Run without installing on the users machine

    Spybot S&D



    I would like to get Microsoft Antispy to run without installing , I keep getting errrors each time i try though , This is the code for the others to run without installing (Spybot S&d Code) , I am not sure why i cant get it to run properly , The code below is for Spybot , and it works just fine

    @echo off
    rem **************************************************
    rem 2004.06.03
    rem **************************************************


    if "%temp%" == "" goto _error1
    if exist "c:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe" goto _error2
    if exist "C:\bby\temp\spybot\spybotsd.exe" goto _error3

    echo Copying... "%~dp0*.*" to "C:\bby\temp\spybot\"
    xcopy /e "%~dp0*.*" "C:\bby\temp\spybot\"

    regedit /s C:\bby\temp\spybot\DisableSpybotSDWizard.reg
    copy C:\bby\temp\spybot\DELETE_BBY_TEMP.bat "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop"
    start C:\bby\temp\spybot\spybotsd.exe
    goto _end

    echo %temp% dir not found; please create %temp% run and run .cmd again

    echo SpyBot is installed locally; please use the local version
    echo PATH:c:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe
    echo **********************************************************
    echo *** Don't forget to tweak the scan settings and update ***
    echo **********************************************************
    echo Local version will be launched . . .
    start c:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe
    goto _end

    echo SpyBot exists within %temp%
    echo Version within this directory will be launched . . .
    start C:\bby\temp\spybot\spybotsd.exe
    goto _end


  11. Yes i Reverted back down , This is what happened

    1004 - is the version my mobo was out of box

    1009 - Upgraded last night to , System temp was idle at 66c , NO OC!

    1003 - Reverted using EZ flash , bios on cd was 1003

    System is now at 1003 , and Overclocked to 3.9 , Idle at 40c

    Might upgrade back to 1004 tonite :blink:


    Asus has no clue whats going on , and has no record of this problem


    * If it aint broke , Dont Upgrade it! *

  12. after trying a  few newer ones, i like the ThermalTake SilentTower 112. It is big and a pain in the a%$ to install properly, but even after a little overclocking and at full load, my temps have not been over 49c without a fan! (though you can actually install 2 on it) Pure silence! ;) All the P4 coolers are big it seems.  The Zalman CNPS7700-Cu seemed promising, but i was not impressed with it after using it for a month.

    Just my 2c worth. Hope it helps

    Unfortunatly , I dont have the Clearance required for the Zalman , with the case i have i need more room between the Heatsink and Powersupply

    Also the Spire one looks ugly as heck , and i dont wanna deal with those twisty tabs like the Stock Cooler had , would rather screw it on , rather then screw it up


  13. I have picked out every last part of my new computer system, except the Heatsink , I refuse to use the intel stock heatsink , because the last one i installed , my p4 was at 435 degrees , yes !!!!! Went thru the Windows XP install Process before i found out !!!!

    Here is my system sitting in my room right now....

    Pentium 4 550 HT (3.4)

    Asus P5GD2 Premium

    Antec NeoPower 480w

    Coolermaster Cavalier

    ATI All In Wonder x600


    Kingston 512 DDR2 Memory

    Sony Floppy

    Plextor 712 DVD-RW

    LiteOn CD-RW

    Sound (Integrated)

    Nic (Integrated)

    Modem (Yea Right)

    Harddrive 2x 200gig WD Sata

    Speakers (Logitech 5.1)

    Keyboard (Logitech)

    Mouse (Logitech)

    Thermal Paste (Arctic Silver 5)


    I cant decide on a Heatsink for the life of me , Either They are ....

    Too Big

    Too Ugly

    Too Loud

    Or Dont cool enough

    Anyone have suggestions , i have been to about 10 review sites , and cant really decide on one.....

    Coolermaster Hyper 48

    Seems a bit heavy , Or since it mounts with a backplate should i not worry ? But Leaning towards this

    ThermalTake Sonic Tower

    Not too sure about this one , again seems heavy and expensive , plus i have to buy a fan

    ThermalTake Big Typhoon

    Still not sure

    IF anyone has one of these , or has any that i might have missed , please submit any insight , I want good cooling and silient operation , I have a Volcano 7+ in my current system , and it sounds like a dirt devil....lol

    Thanks for any Help


  14. I would like to find out more about creating a Windows XP Pro Install DVD that does the following

    1) After Installing XP it would install the following programs

    Adobe Photoshop CS

    Adobe Illustrator CS

    DVD Shrink

    Microsoft Office 2003




    Alcohol 120%


    Newsbin Pro










    ISo Buster

    Plus some others

    2) Be able to install all the drivers before the first boot

    ATI Catalist for Radeon 9700 pro

    Creative Soundblaster Audigy Drivers

    All my motherboard drivers

    3) Run all my Registry tweaks

    Can Someone point me to a beginners guide?

    Thanks Rob

  15. I have been playing around with the Visual Effects Registry Tweak and i cant seem to get it to give me the settings that i need , I basically need Everything UN-checked except for the last 3 options

    1) Use Common Tasks in Folders

    2) Use Drop Shadows For Icon Labels On the desktop

    3) Use Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons

    Those are the ONLY 3 i need checked , I am doing this on Service Pack 2 Machines , maybe thats why i am having trouble , Either that or some of these options are located somewhere else in the registry

    Thanks for any help


  16. I want to be able to stick my USB drive into a computer and have a program run automatically , i have tried messing with the Autorun.inf file but havent had much luck , I work on around 20 - 30 machines a day and would like to have this feature

    any ideas


  17. I had the EXACT same problem after doing a clean install of Windows XP SP2 , I finnally broke down and called TS @ Gigabyte ......they had me go into the Bios and click LOAD FAILSAFE DEFAULT , then after clicking that , they had me click LOAD OPTIMAL SETTINGS , and my memory was correctly recongnized and windows XP installed Perfectly

    3 days of troubleshooting for something that small

    Rob :rolleyes:

  18. @MCT - Only 1 Stick of Memory

    @Jito - Any tests i can run on the CPU to rule it out , If the CPU was bad , how is Intels Return policy :} I bought the CPU off Newegg.com as a retail , and i bought the Memory off Zipzoom Fly as retail

    God this sucks


    About to pull my PC3200 out of my other desktop and see if i can run it on the Gigabyte computer , Can someone tell me if my systems memory can be run inside this problematic unit

    Link to working memory in my other unit


    Link to Motherboard that needs testing


    Link to Memory that is currently in Probamatic Unit


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