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  1. @Tripredacus I'm not even touching the Keyboard though while Music is playing through iTunes or WMP.. some songs just skip and its getting incredibly irritating to the point where I'm almost ready to return this laptop..
  2. Hello, recently got a new laptop a Lenovo Y570 with Win7 Home Premium 64bit. I moved my entire audio collection from my old laptop over and attempted to play songs in iTunes it repeatedly on the majority of songs skips to the next track at a random point throughout the song. This is not the 20 second preview setting in iTunes as it has skipped the same song at 5 seconds or 45 or even 2 mins in. I then tried the songs in Windows Media Player Classic same thing, and again in Windows Media Player 12. However from a few tests QuickTime seems to play songs fine though with no skipping issues. I updated the Renesas audio driver and tried the CCCP codec pack, then removed it and installed the basic K-Lite codec pack to no avail.. If anyone know what may be causing this please let me know! It must be software related if Quicktime is fine... Thx in advance.
  3. Last night I was on my laptop, closing down some programs when all of a sudden vista shuts down. Upon reboot, I have a black screen with the cursor. I hit ctrl+alt+del bring up the task manager, run explorer.exe and its back up. I rebooted, back to black. Ran explorer.exe booted up firefox, browsed around, no problems (facebook etc), browsed my google reader. Then i type in goofle. explorer.exe wont start and my laptop boots down.... So i find a soln on a PC, says to run regedit, make sure the key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDSOWSNT\CURRENTVERSION\WINLOGON the key shell should say explorer.exe When i run regedit from the task manager, or start menu once i run explorer.exe I get an error, it says registry editing has been diabled by the admin and then proceeds to shut down, even tho I am running under the only user acct and its the admin one. cmd.exe also shuts down my pc. Tried running gpedit.msc to change regediting to ON, but there is no gpedit.msc on my system. I have no idea whats going on now. So now im thinking I have a virus, as doing these same things in safe mode results in the same problem. So I dont have an AVG installed, never needed it as for the last 2 yrs ive never had a problem, i know what im doing on my PC, my gf has dled limewire tho for music, so im assuming some crappy file was renamed... I was thinking of loading the PC-CILLIN online free tool, but the virus if its stopping me from searching the web for explorer.exe using firefox will prob also shut down if i try running an AVG. What steps can I take from here? I need my laptop up and running asap. Thanks for any help.
  4. Mirror mode works because it fores the res of the laptop, which is 1280, 1280 looks fine, as does any res besides 1680x1050.
  5. Hi there! Dont know if this is the best Forum for this question, I was debating between this and Hardware... if im in the wrong one can a mod please move this? Anyways. I recently got a VAIO laptop, won it in a competition. Its way better than my current desktop which is approaching year 6, it still runs flawlessly though. Anyways Im wanting to start migrating more towards using my laptop as my main device, I have a 22" WS Monitor with best res at 1680x1050. I connect my monitor to the external VGA slot on the laptop. So vista gives me 3 options: 1. Mirror displays 2. Extend 3. External Only. I actually get a lot of control, more than I thought I would. My only problem is this: When using extend or external only and I choose 1680x1050 as the resolution for my monitor the image is not aligned on the screen, its way over to the right, so much that im missing about 30% and have a black bar on the left. Is this a vista error or a hardware/driver error? I recently upgraded the intel graphics driver as before this driver I couldnt even get higher than 1280x800... Thanks in advance!
  6. Still cant drag the toolbar from the bottom to the desktop, I tried it does nothing. I can move it to the desktop but when I let go expecting it to be sitting there, its not. Ah well, ill just wait for vista
  7. He wants file sharing and printer sharing on the seperate divisions though I think. What you should do is configure the router with 2 subnets, one for each department. Configure the subs to allow file/printer sharing amongst themselves and all traffic will pass through the main router.
  8. I tried this, but for some reason or other I cant drag the toolbar onto the desktop. Its not locked but it wont move. I am using a different windows theme, maybe that has something to do with it. Cool idea though, I was going to give it a try.
  9. I think this is it: hxxp://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/asx/OfficeUIIntro.asx
  10. lol illegal copies of MS Office 2007. 'Software piracy' for home users is ridiculous. I personally tried MSO2007 and liked it, but when its released to the public its going to come with a hefty price tag. When will software companies realize that consumers who are not using the product for a profit should not pay full price like a company should. Then people might not feel the need to track down an illegal copy. Just my 2 cents, and MSO 2007 is great, id use Open Office, but seeing as 99% of large corporations use MSOffice its probably better to get a better feel for it.
  11. Daemon. Alcohol is an emulator + burning program, with a stupid format that only Alcohol uses (mdf). Daemon is just an emulator, does virtual drives etc I, awesome program.
  12. No I think he said Next gen consoles, Revolution is just a small console with less power than half of either sonys or MSFTs console. If nintendo were smart they would leave the console war to the big boys and become a software developer for one of the two companies or both. The age of Nintendo is dying, heres hoping sony can take over the handheld market in the next 5 years. Oh my vote is ps3 as Sony pwz MSFT.
  13. PSP is getting Sega Virtua Tennis with WIFI, which will own. I make a 7hr trip north every summer, I go snowboarding usually hours away every other weekend in the winter, the PSP would be a great asset.
  14. Did they add in switches for this installer or is rebuilding this still neccesary?
  15. Does no one else like GAIM?
  16. Im currently looking at getting a PSP even after looking @ all the cons. I mean for the money im gona throw might as well support a company I love anyways, and PSP plays music. I hear there is a way you can use the Regular mem cards which are significantly cheaper. Right now im just looking for coupons to get it cheaper somewhere lol.
  17. Checked out the Muvo ^2 and its the same price as the Ipod Mini. I think id rather join the iPod cult as in all honesty it looks the best Ill look into the neuros, tho I think as far as a mp3 player mini the the one. I dont understand why everyone cares about formats. all my music is in mp3, why change it to something else? Ive been reading about the psp and the more I read I keep getting disheartend. I think ill wait for 1. It to come down in price 2. get some better games 3. Mem cards to come down in price 4. Official release of a keyboard, applications (like a pda), web browser, mail or rss reader etc etc 5. Longer lasting battery
  18. As I am very strict on what applications on my are allowed to access the internet I find that Sunbird asks all the time. WHY? What possible reason could a planner have to access the internet? Im looking for either a way of finding out myself or if someone knows. I dont like programs getting access to the internet without knowing why, call me paranoid but im just not comfortable with it Thanks!
  19. I am looking to get a portable mp3 player, and thus been looking at the ipod Mini. I dont need an iPod as when will I ever need to listen to 20Gbs of music... the 4 or 6GB mini is more than enough(as thats 1000+ songs which is 83hours @ 5mins a song) when am I ever going to need 83hrs of music at my fingertips?? So a 4GB mini Ipod is 250 Canadian (plus tax is 287) Or I can buy one from the states for 200 + exchange rate which would be 230 6GB is 320 CAD(w/tax= 363) Or from u.s 250 + exchange is 300 But as I am a huge PS and Sony fan I took notice of the PSP. So I need some advise on the best choice. Ipod vs PSP Ipod Pros - Cheap (230-300 depending on size) - Does one thing and does it well - Scratch resistant - Small - 16hrs battery life Cons - Only Music - No color screen PSP Pros - Plays Movies, games, has huge potential for a web browser, email, emulators - Plays Music Cons - Kind of expensive (299 canadian + tax = 345, might be cheaper from states) - Requires Memory sticks which dont hold much as is and cost quite a bit - Music isnt as good as PSP especially playlists etc - Bigger than a psp and more fragile (scratches easily, dead pixels) - 4hrs battery life If anyone can add to the lists or help me make up my mind please do! Thanks
  20. Looking for the following Icons. Or a real nice icon pack. Deviant art need to fix their **** search engine. If anyone else knows a place to get individual icons besides DA let me know please. Looking for: GAIM ABC (torrent) Azureus (other torrent clients) Show Desktop Eclipse Visual Studio 2003 icons C#, C++, VB, Java extension icons. War Craft 3 (not WOW) Starcraft Notepad Wordpad Control pannel Help & support Search Run
  21. That sucks, I dont get that problem
  22. No memory leaks with ABC 3.0. Its been running for 14hrs now and not a single leak. In fact after it stabalized it sunk down to 3MBs of ram, occasional spikes upto 5 or 8. @drewdatrip Why use peer + azureus. Azureus has the IPS built in with a plugin. No need to run both. ABC has all the functions I need with a client and more.
  23. 1 day using GAIM and im sold. No longer will I use MSN and Yahoo. Gaim is fast, clean and tabbed conversation windows!!! File transfers work, smileys can be downloaded if wanted, and nudges. Best of all uses around 10-12MB of ram at most (as far as Ive seen). I recommend this to anyone looking to ditch their multiple Chat Clients
  24. I have 512 of Rambus, Im not dying for ram, but im a stickler for having my system run smooth and fast. I dont like stuttering, or slower than neccesary startups. With ABC + Protowall I save near on 40MB of Ram, 40MB which can keep Thunderbird and something else open all day if I wished. Or I could play games and dl torrents at the same time.
  25. Ok so installed Protowall, which uses only 3MD of ram, and ABC which with 1 torrent open and minimized to systray is using about 8MB of ram. For a total of 11MB of ram I think ill stick with this. 11 vs 65 (which was the lowest I ever saw Azureus + Java) is a giant difference. A few users have complained about the increase in ram by ABC when its in the sys tray, but its turned off by default, and I only noticed a few MB's of ram increase. Ill keep you posted if anything changes, as of right now I am pro ABC + Protowall vs Azurues.

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