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Everything posted by ringfinger

  1. **** Canadians! Nice build J B)
  2. I like all the above listed, but am still a major fan of FEAR and UT!
  3. Hah!! A GX110??? Good God man... I guess as long as it still boots and can run DOS or '95 go for it lol. I have a 20MB FiOS connection coming in via fiber... running everything through a Cisco ASA 5505. 2 wired desktops, 2 wireless laptops over WPA2-PSK network (unbreakable, at the moment... thankfully). The ASA is the best firewall I've ever seen... What more can you ask for? Much easier and less cost to bring down your home network testing then where you work!
  4. Do a port scan and see whats open. Try to unc from the run line and look at the hidden c share if its a windows box. Is it in the same layer 2 network or is there a gateway between you? If L2, ping it, that'll add an arp entry to you're machine, issues the arp -a command to view the MAC, then use your network equip to find the device by MAC. If over L3, do a tracert and narrow down which hops it uses.
  5. Depends on your network setup and router. SOme gateway/router solutions allow you to set max transfer rates based on MAC.
  6. Its called NAT.... NAT out from your router to the inside. Setup VLANs and DHCP pools for those vlans. Plan your network drops accordingly. Or as other have suggested, just setup a supernet. I would setup multiple vlans and use inter vlan routing.
  7. Thats my suggestion as well. I'm thinking its a hardware issue or the driver for the NIC. When it "drops" does it just straight up disconnect or goto limited or no connectivity or what?
  8. Have the same issue in my network. What I've done in the past, although not automated, is build a bat file that when double clicked will map all needed drives. I don't know of a way for GP to repush policies after already authenticating to the DC. You could maybe try a gpupdate /force but I doubt it will bring drives back without a logoff/logon.
  9. Explain what you mean by "When the route fails" ? What happens when it drops? Limited or No connectivity? Do you still have a valid IP? Can you ping your gateway and What is your network setup? I've seen this before when disabling/re-enabling the NIC helps. I've seen it be a driver problem and a hardware problem in the pass.
  10. Don't broadcast the SSID and use WPA2 w/ TKIP.
  11. The original, extraction point and the newest edition persius mandate are all top notch IMO. I love them all!!
  12. Uhm... can you not just use locally created accounts? Just host your desktop for both on one the machines and link it over the LAN.
  13. I don't have another computer to try it in. I've been reading on other forums about many issues like this with the whole X-Fi Series. Some suggestions include to remove all drivers in windows, clean remaining files with DriverCleanerPro in safe mode and then reinstalling. Also some suggest removing the IDE cable which connects to the extension bay slot. As well as moving it to another PCI slot, which I can't do b/c I have a 2 slotted ATI x1800xt which blocks access to my other PCI slot. I'm going to try a few of these things tonight, but if anyone out there has any other suggestions I'd be grateful.
  14. I've cleaned up the pins, the card is only 4 months old... This is driving me nuts! I know that it's always been an issue even before my reformat because it took Windows 5 minutes to shut down. Now, with the card removed, it takes 1-15 seconds like it should. Maybe there is an IRQ or some other type of hardware conflict?
  15. Those are the drivers I have. They aren't working. Like I said I've uninstalled all OEM, reinstalled those and still have the same result. During my troubleshooting I tried almost eveyrthing including resetting my BIOS to its default settings. i'm wondering if I screwed something up in there... but the PCI settings look normal.
  16. About 2,3 weeks ago now I had to reformat my PC after some bad issues with a hard drive. I have been having so much trouble with my soundcard, which is a Creative SundBlaster X-Fi Platinum. Now, whenever the card is in my computer just sits at the XP loading screen forever and never makes it to the desktop or automatically reboots once it would sem the desktop should appear. I've learned through research that Creative drivers are $hit and they haven't been updated in over a year for my model. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers from the OEM CD many many times with no luck. When i pull the card, everything boots fine. The weird thing is that it works sometimes... and sometimes it doesn't. Somtimes it lets me boot, some times it doesn't ANY IDEAS??!?!? Anyone know where to get some updated drivers for this card?? Thanks MSFN
  17. Me too nmX... me too. I lost tons of crap in a haste. I'm back up and running now, all 3 drives are up. I just keep having a problem with my sound card. When its in the slot and I boot as soon as windows hits the desktop and being the found new hardware process it just reboots. SO, I've caught it, uninstalled it and have reloaded the drivers for it. Its now producing some wird sounds though on the 5.1 system. I still have a little tweaking to do, some volume leveling issues between the speakers... but hoopefully I can figure it out and start over again
  18. 1. Updated to the latest BIOS 2. Settings correct 3. All USB devices accept for mouse and KB were removed 4. Primary drive selected as first boot device Thanks all for the suggestions... but I just formatted my sys drive. It sucks... coming back to realize all that I've lost. But at the same time its nice.. starting from a clean slate.
  19. Good idea man.. I'll try that. Done backing up ... well not done.. you can never be done trying to backup 2+ years of system data, games saves, docs and whatnot... but I don't care. This blows. Installing on the 3rd drive in 5... be back shortly... PLEASE, IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEA......
  20. While in safe mode I cannot uninstall the video or audio because it's not recognized. I do have the second drive unplugged right now but I still have the same result. I can only get into safe mode. Is there some low level system driver or something which doesn't load during a normal boo0t that's killing me?? I'm so p***ed and ignorantly impatient... if I don't find an answer in 10 minutes I formatting everything. WHICH BLOWS
  21. I've uninstalled both audio and video devices.. not to sure how to only uninstall just the driver. I always just remove the device itself. I've also uninstalled everything under SCSI and RAID controllers. Also, on another note... right now in safe mode I have both the original drives plugged in. I can see my C: drive which is the raptor but I cannot see my E: drive which should be the 320gb seagate. Under comp mgmt > disk mgmt I can see the 320 as a healthy simple volume but it shows up with no drive letter assigned. WTF?!?
  22. I went to install a new 500GB Seagate 7200.10 hard drive into my system today and now I cannot boot into Windows normally. I powered everything off added the drive to the existing ones (76gb Raptor, 320gb Seagate 7200.10) booted up, it went to the XP loading screen, finished and right as it was about to goto the desktop it BSOD'd. It automatically rebooted, I let it go.. did the same thing. I went into the BIOS, it's detected and all settings look right. Now here's the jacked up part... I pulled the drive and now I get the same result minus the blue screen. I boot (With the raptor and the 320 seagate) it shows the xp load screen, as soon as the desktop should appear it just reboots. It then prompts me to go into safe mode... SAFE MODE WORKS. SO... I know its a driver issue but what driver is jacked? I resintalled the driver for the mass storagte controller... I've swapped SATA cables and positions and power. I've unplugged video, dvd and RAM reset BIOS to default, tried last known good config. I've done everything I can think of and need someone to point me in the right direction!?!? I know its got to be a driver issue because it loads up in safe mode. ASUS P5WD2 Premium P4 3.4 Prescott 76gb SATA Raptor 320gb SATA Seagate 7200.10 x1800xt 512mb 4x 512 Crucial Ballistix 6400 Creative SoundBlaster X-FI Platinum PLEASE HELP FELLOW MSFN FRIENDS. -Ringfinger
  23. Moderate gamer here... and where is the racing game selection?!? Simulation?
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