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  1. alright well thank you for the replies and solving this for me!
  2. i moved the jumper to reset the CMOS and it WORKED!! Running perfectly again. I built this computer my self (first build) and had zero problems with the overclock. It is really odd that it suddenly caused an issue. i use speed fan and always insure that cpu temp is very low stays around 20c-24c at moderate load. it may hit 51c at max load. when i had it over clocked for the past 3 months or so. when i built it i never installed the stock heat sink i just used thermal paste and installed aftermarket heat sink (XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle) so did the bios shut down to save the computer for damage or what would be the reason for the shutdown. i was a very slight over clock from 2.4ghz to 2.7ghz. (people have q6600 at clocked much higher than that) i dont want to lead this off topic into the area of overclocking but i am just curious as far as what causes the CMOS to "trip" thank you for all the replies
  3. how do i remove the cmos battery? where is it and what is the proper method? my monitor does not even show the "no signal screen" like it does not detect anything from the computer. it crashed last night i was using the tv tuner to record a show and when my wife used the computer to play the record show in media center she said it crashed with no error messages.
  4. please help i just got a new computer 5 months ago and suddenly it will not boot. when i turn it on it will reboot after about 2sec and then after the reboot will only show a blank screen. there are no boots. what i tried took 1 ram out and tried it in each slot. put the video card into the 2nd pci slot tried a new monitor. i do not have a spare video card or mother board to test these. what other tests can i run. specs of system are q6600 (over clocked to 2.7 with no voltage change) please do not say overclock did this) (not using stock heat sink but i forget the brand) gtx 260 (stock) ocz reaper 4gb ram (2 gb sticks) p5q-e asus mother board vista premium installed. corsair 750hx power supply WD 620 hard drives (2 of these) avert medai tv tuner card please any and all suggestions never had an issue before this.
  5. @crahak thanks for the reply you gave me some great info. stuff i really did not what to hear... I guess i miss assumed that there would be a pci card you could buy could put in your pc which would basically do the identical functionality as a tivo or other dvr setup. you would think with technology as quickly growing as it is and how every home has a computer that ATI or Hauppauge or another company would have created such a device by now. I am very disappointed. I guess i will have to wait for such a device to hit the market in years to come.
  6. @Zxian thank you for the additional information. i did not know that about usb cards. There are so many tv tuner cards i am having a hard time finding a very good high quality one. i would like to pay under $100 but i would pay up to $200 if i knew it was a great quality card. Here is an additional twist. My ultimate goal is to have the computer and tv in different rooms, maybe even different floors. i know i would have to run the wires or whatever but that is not a problem. Does any one have any good ideas of how to do this? Also do all tv tuners require over the air broadcasts? I want to record straight from cable
  7. thank you very much for the replies. i have some more questions i hope you guys could answer. I am looking at this item. http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-1192-HVR-1...6797&sr=1-7 Would i would ideally like is to have a situation where i would have "tivo" like ability using a designated hard drive on my computer as the storage location. Would using something like this or other PRV device allow me to record and fast forward and pause live tv. I would like to have it setup for my wife to where when she uses the tv she would have no idea that the computer is actually doing the "tivo" stuff and that it would function just like cable DVR, ect.
  8. alright how does something like that compare to using slingbox or something of that nature? Also with PRV is this only necessary if i want to capture satellite tv? if i just want to record basic cable stations in hi-def is this the only product that does this?
  9. i would like to turn my pc into a media center where i can basically use the hard drive as a dvr. is a tv card required? strong recommendation? what are the best steps taken. programs recommended to do this. i am running windows xp.
  10. well it is not an error message pop-up. it is at the screen which allows you to choose what hard drive to install vista on. i have 3 drives and 1 of them has a partition on it. is indicates that a primary IDE Channel is missing for all the drives and allows me to search my hard drive for the driver. i downloaded the driver for my controller but when i tried to install it everything went find fine and vista went through the install process. however after it appeared to install it went back to the screen asking me to choose a hard drive to install vista and again all the drives where missing the primary IDE Channel... its a p45 chipset. i have actually installed the beta version of vista on this same system years ago with no issues.
  11. alright i was going to give vista a try...but i cannot get past the setup screen... vista is complaining about the need for a primary IDE channel. what does it want from me? I am installing vista on a older dell system (that still meets min vista requirements).
  12. thanks ripken you have convinced me
  13. @ripken204 Thanks for the reply The video card is a 8800gts I left of the S (typo) Is there a particular reason to go for muskin over corsiar? i see the muskin base price is cheaper than corsairs but corsair is cheaper after the repate they are running. also corsair comes with a flow fan for the memory. I actually did look at the ASUS P5Q Deluxe because it is closer to what i want but i was worry about the memory standard is ddr2 1200. ddr2 1066 is backward compatible i assume but i am worried about having issues with detection and so forth and running at proper speeds? ripken have you ever run 1066 memory in a 1200 standard motherboard?
  14. That's it what piece of a new computer so you invest the most money?
  15. POWER SUPPLY Corsair - 750TX (750 watt) $112.90 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ctCode=10007112 HARD DRIVE (x2) Western Digital - 500GB (SATA Drive) 16MB Cache $71.80 (each) http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...odlist=celebros DVD BURNER Samsung - 22x DVD/CD-RW (All in One Combo Drive) (SATA Drive) $25.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827151171 MOTHER BOARD ASUS - ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 $289.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131284 MEMORY Corsiar - 4GB Memory (2GB x2) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) (5-5-5-18 timing) $146.50 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...&ps=homain1 PROCESSOR Intel - Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40Ghz $188.50 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...odlist=celebros VIDEO CARD BFG Tech - GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB Memory (Core clock: 675mhz, Memory clock: 1940mhz) $179.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814143119 CPU FAN Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 92mm $24.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835186134 PC TOWER Thermaltake Armor VH6000SWS $219.99 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...odlist=celebros *************** A FEW QUESTIONS *************** 1. About the mother board. It comes with a sound card but i already have a X-FI Extreme Music Card I plan to use. Is there another comparable mother board that supports 1066 DDR2 Memory that is good quality it the price range of this mother board? 2. How common is the DDR2 1066 memory i do not see alot of it around. is this a dieing breed? Also there are alot of mother boards that support DRR2 1200 memory but i see there is very little out there. 3. In looking at the specs are there any items that in your opinion that over power another component of the completed system? For example mother board over powers CPU or Video Card poorly matches mother board ect. 4. This price range of this system is about $1300. Do you recommends placing more $$ in one component and less on another?
  16. Well i put together a few things to add to my UACD. I thought i might share with others as i have found this quite useful. What it contains is several standalone exe programs and some hardware service profiles that are implemented through registry tweaks (i try and get every bit of juice out of may aging system). So my batch file copies a Computer Maintainable Tools folder to program folders and makes some start menu entries for easy access. Let me know if anyone finds this useful or if you just feel is a pile of garbage Just so you know if you use the batch file to install this you have to have the Tools folder in the root of your C drive. this is where i have the batch file looking for the folder http://rapidshare.com/files/125748188/Tools.rar.html
  17. This does the trick everytime on any of my unattended system installs ;Adds Google as Search Provider [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{142F5DE6-A02A-4B71-8E9B-E303D99DB207}] "DisplayName"="Google" "URL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&rls=com.microsoft:{language}&ie={inputEncoding}&oe={outputEncoding}&startIndex={startIndex?}&startPage={startPage}" ;Sets Google as Default Search Provider [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes] "DefaultScope"="{142F5DE6-A02A-4B71-8E9B-E303D99DB207}" "Version"=dword:00000001 ;Removes Live Search as Search Provider [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}] "Deleted"=dword:00000001
  18. i do not have vista can anyone provide me with xperf.exe and perfctrl.dll so i can try this on xp? also do any of the other programs xbootmgr.exe or xperfview.exe work in xp? if so could i be provided with those files also? i am also unable to extracted the files from the .msi
  19. Yea i am a big fan of bootvis i have been using it for years. it always cuts time off my boot time. I also have used TuneXP's ultra-fast booting feature. i think it does the same thing as bootvis i have been trying to decide which one does a better job though. an advantage to bootvis is it shows you the display of at what point each startup item finishes loading.
  20. I am unsure how startup lite differs from msconfig. i downloaded the program just to check it out and when i ran it stated that no unnecessary startups where found. Which makes sense because the only program that i have showing in msconfig startup (now that avast and zonealarm are in my start menu startup folder) is my mouse driver which is required to run or my mouse doesn't function properly
  21. Alright i don't know if this is something that has been posted before or not but i have been trying to get my boot time down and i had an idea. I use Zone alarm for my firewall and avast anti virus and these two programs slow my boot time considerably. I decided to disable them from automatically starting at first boot and instead placed shortcuts to the programs in my start menu's startup folder. The results are both avast and zonealarm still boot up automatically at every system start but they are loaded after windows has loaded to the desktop (there is no slowdown once desktop is reached either) This reduces my boot time by about 10 seconds! Just i thought i hope others will find this tip useful.
  22. Aright my autoplay tab is missing and i cannot figure out what is causing it The Shell Hardware Detection service is running so i know that is not the problem i do use many registry tweaks and a nlite version of xp. But here is the think i have installed a fresh version of xp with sp3 using nlite in virtual pc and used the same iso to install a fresh copy of xp on my laptop. the laptop has no issue with autoplay in virtual pc there is an issue. I have a slightly older version of my uacd installed on my desktop that also does not have autoplay. the only thing i can think of is that for some reason when i did my install of xp on my laptop it had an issue and current user tweaks did not apply correctly so i am thing it is an issue with these tweaks. (none of which are suppose to disable autoplay) I am attaching my tweak list. let me know and provide any other suggestions please REG_Tweaks.txt
  23. i have noticed that in some avatars they can tell you what your IP is, what browser you are using, what your internet provider is and what type of OS you are using. is there any easy means to prevent this info from being detected online without effecting internet speeds/access? Is this any type of security threat?
  24. alright i have down graded my vista based c717nr hp laptop to xp. now there is a much newer version of the bios available but it says its vista-based. for a bios is there really "vista" based. does bios depend on the platform being run or only whether it is an intel or amd chipset?

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