Posts posted by phillyman2004
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
Norton AV 2005
MS Office 2003
Adobe Photoshop CS
and so on
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
Well, you cant use old utilities like this - they could damage your system. There is no workaround, download new AV cmd utility
I just did download it , right from there website
Try and boot from a DOS boot disk.
But will the dos boot allow me to scan a NTFS partition ?
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
I will write it for you...
Would you be satisfied with script for parameters, like
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
I am looking for a way to rename a file with the current date
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 ??
Ok Nevermind, I just unplugged the KVM Switch from my one computer , and then plugged it in again , now it works
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 ??
possibly the antec neopower 480?
The Neo Power 480 is what i have in my computer , No way does she need that much power , and i am running 3 dvd burners and 4 harddrives
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
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
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
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+
I fix computers for customers everyday , and i have found ways to make the following Antispyware Programs Run without installing on the users machine
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
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"
echo %temp% dir not found; please create %temp% run and run .cmd again
echo SpyBot is installed locally; please use the local version
echo *** Don't forget to tweak the scan settings and update ***
echo Local version will be launched . . .
echo SpyBot exists within %temp%
echo Version within this directory will be launched . . .
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
Asus has no clue whats going on , and has no record of this problem
* If it aint broke , Dont Upgrade it! *
I have an Asus P5GD2 Premium Motherboard with a 3.4 Pentium 4
I had it Overclocked to 3.9 and the temp was at 40-42 idle
I upgraded the Bios today , and the Temp is now 56-60 idle and thats after i downclocked it back to 3.4
What Happened ????
PS What is a safe Temp to be running at Idle
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
Can Anyone tell me , the major differences between Media Center OS and XP Pro
I am building a new system as soon as i can pick out a Heatsink Help me Pick a Heatsink
and once i build this system i was thinking about making it a Media Center PC , but want to know the major differences between the two
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....
Kingston 512 DDR2 Memory
Plextor 712 DVD-RW
Modem (Yea Right)
Harddrive 2x 200gig WD Sata
Speakers (Logitech 5.1)
Thermal Paste (Arctic Silver 5)
I cant decide on a Heatsink for the life of me , Either They are ....
Or Dont cool enough
Anyone have suggestions , i have been to about 10 review sites , and cant really decide on one.....
Seems a bit heavy , Or since it mounts with a backplate should i not worry ? But Leaning towards this
Not too sure about this one , again seems heavy and expensive , plus i have to buy a fan
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
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
Microsoft Office 2003
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?
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
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
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
@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
MEMTEST FAILED EVERY THING !!!!!! , Didnot provide a single pass mark , that sucks big time , Please please please be memory
(P4) 3.4ghz @ 56c Too Hot?
in Windows XP
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