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  1. Hi Guys,

    Been messing with this for the last couple of hours, with no luck.

    The media connect file undeadsoldier posted failed to install "Wrong OS for this update"

    I went back to Xbox.com and tried the two files they had, but no luck again. :(

    Thanks for trying Guys.

  2. @crahak,

    I'm with you on the Xbox thing, I still love the old Xbox with XBMC its played everything i've thrown at it.

    But the kids seem to think that playing games is more important. :blink:

    The 360 ONLY plays WMV, MPEG2 and MS-DVR videos from an MCE box, you'll have to use 3rd party apps to get it to play anything else. From an XP PC it'll play MP3's, WMA's, and pictures.


    Thanks for the link, i'll give it go tomorrow night. :)

    Everything I tried lead me to Xbox.com but the links there only worked for XP.

  3. Hi guys,

    I didn't really know where to post this question, as it involves Consoles, Windows, Networking, and probably alot of hair pulling outing. :D

    Basically, we've got a "Family" server, running Win2k Server. It holds all the familys music, movies, photos and recorded TV. Allowing access to those files from any PC in the house.

    We also have an Xbox360, which will conect to the Media Centre PC and all the XP PC's. But not the Server. :(

    Anyone know of away to connect the 360 to Win2K Server ?

    So you can have full access to all the familes files without have to have shared folders everywhere.

    Thanks Guys.

  4. Hi Guys,

    Had a couple of Dell laptops pass through last week, we already have the BIOS sets.

    But I thought i'd post the Computer Reports.

    Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation

    Model: Latitude C600

    44656C6C 20436F6D 70757465 7220436F 72706F72 6174696F 6E

    Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation

    Model: Latitude D600

    44656C6C 20436F6D 70757465 7220436F 72706F72 6174696F 6E

  5. Hi there,

    I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section, but I feel, i've got a better chance of getting an answer here, than the Handheld section. Which seems to be all about ipods, nintendos and not so smart phones. :D

    I've got a couple of handheld devices, both of which can access PC shares and the Net, via WiFi.

    What i'd like to know is, is it possible to have a share on the PDA ?

    One devices uses WM2003 the other WM5, if that helps.

    Thanks Guys,

  6. @ LLXX and ripken204,

    The temps were fine low 30's even while sitting in front of a sunny window. I left the system ruinning at the BIOS H/W monitor page to check to and see if it was locking up with the heat, or after a set time. But it just sat there happily for over 3 hours.

    @ Everyone,

    Seems everyone was hinting at the RAM, I bit the bullet and bought another 512mb stick today. [generic make] Replaced the Kingston stick, booted up, and Windows installed perfectly.

    Thanks for all your help guys. :thumbup

  7. @puntoMX,

    Not alot of luck there. :(

    I downloaded the ISO version of Memtest, on first boot it didn't get as far as printing the commands on the status bar.

    Second attempt, the test started but then locked up after a second or so.

    Upon rebooting, post Initialized USB controllers, found 24mb [of RAM i guess] and locked up.

    Had to clear the CMOS to get it booting again.

    p.s. I'm not worried what it says in Japanese, or in English for that matter.

    'Cos i don't think the guy in the shop could read either. :lol:

  8. Hey guys,

    I'm trying to upgrade my daughters PC, [an old eMachine 620] for her birthday.

    I bought a new Intel Celeron D 3.06ghz, 512mb of Kingston DDR2, a MSI RC410M mATX motorboard, and an Antec 380w PSU. All parts appear to work fine, until I try to install Windows, where it hangs at the begining of the 'Setup is loading files' screen.

    I've used two different Windows OEM disks, two different DVD drives, 2 HDD's 1x IDE 1x SATA, and two different IDE cables 1x 40pin 1x 80pin, on both IDE channels, all hang at the same place.

    I even tried the 'Load default settings' in the BIOS, then went through all the BIOS setting following the user guide, but it still didn't make any difference.

    I then tried to run a Linux 'Live CD' but that just hung on boot too.

    It seems to me that it can't access the HDD, even though it can see it from the BIOS.

    Anyone here come across this problem before ?

    Have any experience with this motherboard, and its settings ?

    Or just got any ideas of what could be happening ?

    Thanks for your help guys. :)

  9. Now i've got these two PC's running heres the ComputerReports

    AMD iMedia

    Manufacturer: NEC Computers International

    Model: MS-6511

    4E454320 436F6D70 75746572 7320496E 7465726E 6174696F 6E616C20 20202020

    Intel iMedia

    Model: Columbia

    4E454320 434F4D50 55544552 5320494E 5445524E 4154494F 4E414C20 20202020

    The model name appears to be the Motherboard type.

  10. Can you post your MGADiag.exe report?

    Heres the report from the AMD:

    Diagnostic Report (1.5.0540.0):


    WGA Data-->

    Genuine Validation Status: Not Activated

    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-C683G-4MD2C-848B8

    Windows Product Key Hash: dLW6td2teWtrVwqdX5TT/krGxW0=

    Windows Product ID: 55277-OEM-2144721-52939

    Windows Product ID Type: 3

    Windows License Type: COA/Sysem Builder

    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom

    Download Center code: Failed to get code. Error:0x80072ee7

    ID: {A1BFB2EC-F348-4BE0-A9DA-5A743AEFCCCF}

    Is Admin: Yes


    Registry: 0x0

    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.540.0

    Signature Type: Microsoft

    Validation Diagnostic:

    System Scan Data-->

    Scan: Complete

    Cryptography: Complete

    Notifications Data-->

    Cached Result: 1

    Cache refresh Interval: 99 seconds

    Extended notification delay(non-genuine): N/A

    Extended notification delay(un-activated): N/A

    All disabled: N/A

    Reminder reduced: N/A

    File Exists: Yes

    Version: 1.5.540.0

    Signatue Type: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->

    Office Status: 109

    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-467-80070002

    Browser Data-->

    Proxy settings: N/A

    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)

    Default Browser: E:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt

    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled

    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed

    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled

    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled

    Active scripting: Allowed

    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->

    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{A1BFB2EC-F348-4BE0-A9DA-5A743AEFCCCF}</UGUID><Version>1.5.0540.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-848B8</PKey><PID>55277-OEM-2144721-52939</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1202660629-1844823847-682003330</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>NEC Computers International </Manufacturer><Model>MS-6511 </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc. </Manufacturer><Version>07.00T </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20021119000000.000000+000</Date><SLPBIOS>NECC_,NEC-PC,NEC Computers,NEC_Product</SLPBIOS></BIOS><HWID>7401300F01842049</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone></MachineData> <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

    I'm trying a Pro install on the Intel at the moment, i'll post a report from it, when it finnishes. ;)

  11. Hi Guys,

    I made a new UA disk with the newer D4D8DCA9 file set and did a fresh install, but it still wouldn't pre-active.

    We also got an AMD version in today, so I tried both UA disks on this one too, with the same results.

    There must be another Packard Bell set for these 'iMedia' PC's. :(

    Anyway, I did another debug test after the install, on both PC's with these results:




    NEC Computers



    NEC-PC and NEC_Product stayed blank.

    I hope the info is useful to someone. :)

  12. @Bezalel,

    I've been messing round with the BIOS changing the manufacturer strings back and forth allday. And god only knows what it'll say now. :lol:

    I grabbed the lastest BIOS from Packard Bell before I started messing with this.

    So i'll install that, do the debug check, make a new UA disk with the newer D4D8DCA9 file set, and do a fresh install.

    I'll post the results a little later.


    I did the debug and got these results:



  13. Hi Guys,

    Heres the details i've dug up so far:


    AMI BIOS v07.00T

    date: 0425

    Packard Bell NEC [sys info]MicroStar Inc [bB info]

    NEC Computers International [sE info]


    <BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc. </Manufacturer><Version>07.00T </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20020926000000.000000+000</Date><SLPBIOS>NECC_</SLPBIOS></BIOS>
    Manufacturer: Packard Bell NEC

    Model: 00000000000000000000000

    5061636B 61726420 42656C6C 204E4543

    I tried changing the BIOS Manufacturer DMI.exe from Packard Bell NEC to NECC_ but that didn't make any difference.


    Open debug and type the following line CODES F000:0000 FFFF "NECC_" and post the results here.
    Could you explain how or what to 'debug' ?

    All four files have the same CRC32 hashes as yours.





    They're the files I extacted from a Packard Bell laptop which was running Home SP1.


    I've tried both sets, I thought the first one may have failed because the files were newer than the PC.

    So I then tried the older 'NEC & PACKARDBELL-323E2E81' set, which still didn't work.

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