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  1. it does not, I'm trying each DP at a time to see if it might be some other driver.
  2. All sound cards under $250 have the same quality, it is the features of the card itself that make the difference in cost. 24-bit sound means very little, primarily because most sound samples are still 16-bit. ECS makes somewhat cheap boards but I've never seen a problem with them. The realtek card onboard should be just fine and I would also recommend the logitechs that someone posted before.
  3. This appears to be a driver bug, the only ones that work for me under 32bit are 81.94. OpenGL works fine with the buggy drivers, eg 77.xx - 81.xx. VEN_10DE&DEV_0045&SUBSYS_2996107D&REV_A1 The most recent non-beta ones on nVidia's website, 81.95, do not work as well. they are WHQL.
  4. card works with WDM_A37x.EXE from realtek's site. VEN_1022&DEV_746D&SUBSYS_746D10F1&REV_03 is what I grabbed from UnknownDevices; get_hwids.exe doesn't work on x64 and that's the only OS I have installed on there. DriverPack_Sound_A_V511.7z
  5. starforce is a real (expletive deleted). The best thing I can suggest is to use a utility that monitors installation processes to show you exactly what was installed. Similar to the sony spyware, starforce drivers cannot be easily uninstalled while the system is running. I believe it may patch the system call table in a similar manner. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarForce has some information on how to remove it.
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    error 0x8007002

    0x8007002 on windows startup means that it is having a problem verifying your windows license. http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/WinXP/...8/msg15678.html has some information on that subject. you should be able to use safe mode without system restore in order to replace the necessary files. Mightymax.com does not seem to be a valid domain. instead it appears to be a domain squatter's site. I would not trust any diagnostic utilities from there.
  7. I'm kind of surprised that the Rollup wouldn't be able to determine a SMP ACPI machine (mine has two processors - it's not a dual-core or hyperthreaded.) But if a SMP status actually can't be determined, I certainly understand why a reg key/boot.ini wouldn't be made to all machines. Sure would be nice to make a note of it for us poor minority that are adversely impacted without the reg or boot.ini mod. It's an easy fix only if the information is readily available; it took a lot of digging to find this solution. I consider it a mistake to not provide any notice in this situation, even with
  8. WIndows 98's support for ACPI is very limited, and security updates will be up soon as Microsoft only publishes them for two years after entering the extended support phase. The hosts file is not the correct place to block sites, your firewall should handle that. Regardless, the most likely reason for the delay is not parsing the large hosts file, but attempting to contact some of the sites you have null-routed. As for the rest of the TCP suite, 98(SE)/ME handles incoming and outgoing data with far higher priority than is necessary, which is evident when transferring large files and attempti
  9. you need a hot swap backplane for this, and you must first disable the drive using your RAID (real raid, eg, 3ware) controller's software. see Supermicro for such backplanes. Enclosures are not hot-swap backplanes. IDE is not designed to be removable while the machine is in use. His enclosures are most likely intended for easy swapping of drives when the machine is off. these enclosures usually sit in the 5.5" bays where optical drives are mounted and can be removed by turning a key and/or pulling on a lever. This can also cause damage to the IDE controller and possibly the rest of the m
  10. Remote Desktop uses much less bandwidth than VNC due to only having to send general information about open windows instead of having to send the whole screen. eg: draw button at X,Y with size of X,Y. draw window at X,Y with size X,Y. if it is slow ofr you, try turning the colors down to 16bit. XP and server 2003's implementation seems to send 32bit by default. Remote Desktop requires much lower *latency* than VNC to be useful, but this is largely due to the high-latency nature of VNC. eg, it's so busy sending full or mostly full copies of the screen, it's hard to notice the rest of the lag
  11. Use whatever you want, but here's the obvious drawbacks to it: Multiprocessor support is nonexistent. Say goodbye to dual core or dual CPU. Support for large amounts of memory is nonexistent, and due to the way the 98/ME memory management works, most memory over 512MB is wasted when not running one large, memory intensive process. (tech. details: pagecache does not efficiently track used pages over 512MB) In fact, memory management in 95/98(SE)/ME is terrible in general. Support for modern hardware is nonexistent. Examples: ACPI (controls fans, cpu throttling, battery, screen controls, sound
  12. My guess is that one is trying to load the other's windows folder. This can happen if the different installs handle the disk numbering in different ways. Suggestion? Install XP pro first and then XP x64, and you should be alright.
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    The New Ipod

    from my personal experience, having used Pocket PC, BlackBerry, Palm-based devices, etc, the BlackBerry is an e-mail device with other features built in. Blackberry bluetooth is crippled in all but the most expensive model, it only supports bluetooth headsets and not data transfer. ridiculous limitation (which is in fact only a software limitation, and thus, is most likely intentional). Email support is terrible. Try reading five thousand emails on it. Both palm and PocketPC devices make this a breeze. menu access is clunky, the scroll wheel takes a lot of thumb motion to access large menus
  14. That IP address is not correct. is the correct address. If, when you ping www.archarrow.org.uk from inside the network, you receive, then here is what may be the case: #1 you are receiving the internal IP address of your web server. #1a. your web server does not have your web server software configured on port 80. #2 you are receiving the IP address of some other computer. #2a. you must fix your DNS server to report the correct address. the exact procedure for this depends on what exacty is wrong with it. #3 you have specified in
  15. it didn't want to start correctly for me, further investigation turned up code that had been obsoleted in java 1.4. dr. strangesearch seems to work and that vbs script might also do the trick.
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