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USB Speed by No Name
Why do I only get 15.2 MB/sec coping files accross to my USB 2.0 External hard disk and not the advertised 480 MB/sec. Dean Fort Worth, Tx
October 22nd 08 08:13 PM
by bozo[_2_] Go to last post
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HEELP!!!!I HAVE A BIG SIGMATEL HD AUDIO DRIVER PROBLEM FOR VISTA by flare86
(My comp runs on vista)I have an x on my audio icon that's next to the time on my desktop.When i go to the properties of the audio no driver appears.(no name or nothin)it used to say sigmatel. When i try to install driver with the help wizard i get this message..(Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.) it also says (A device...
October 22nd 08 07:16 PM
by DDW[_3_] Go to last post
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Dell Precision 670 slow frame rates with several video cards by David Manvell[_2_]
Reposting this to a couple forums: I've had a Dell Precision 670 for several years now. It originally came with a NVIDIA Quadro 3450 video card which died twice so I switched it out with a NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GT OC. 512MB ram on the Geforce. My system performance improved greatly. Pretty much running 15-30 frames per second in World of Warcraft at 1920x1200 mode with all settings on high. I...
October 22nd 08 05:07 PM
by Andy [YaYa] Go to last post
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LifeCam VX5000 Controls Question by JimfromKy[_2_]
LifeCam VX5000 Software Ver 2.04.542.0 running on Vista Home Premium Ver 6 SP1 using Microsoft Live Messenger. Question; I cannot operate any controls for my camera under the "Life Cam Controls" at the bottom of the panel that pops up when you click the gear wheel icon on the Micro LifeCam screen. No zoom or pan. The package clearly said these features were included with the camera. I cannot...
October 22nd 08 12:56 PM
by JimfromKy[_4_] Go to last post
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Vista Business x64 acting strange after RAM upgrade by thepicklator
Specs: Core 2 Quad Q6600 4GB DDR2 800 OCZ RAM 400GB Harddrive Motherboard: Intel DG965OT GeForce 8800GT (G92) Vista Business x64 with SP1 Hello everyone, I would appreciate some help if possible. I used to have 2GB of Samsung RAM in my computer which was replaced with the RAM
October 22nd 08 10:06 AM
by Rick Rogers Go to last post
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Stop All Network Activities For Perticular Time by deepak
I want to disable all my network traffic (similar to what firewall does) but for perticular time period. Is it possible?
October 22nd 08 03:28 AM
by Anthony[_8_] Go to last post
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Question about nVidia graphics card features by Dick[_3_]
I have a Gateway desktop system which uses a nVidia 6150SE nForce 430 chipset. I was reading specs about this chipset and it appears that the chip supports a variety of features/functions that have little (if anything) to do with graphics. For example: * gigabit Ethernet * raid 0, 0+1, 1, and 5 RAID * 10 usb ports
October 21st 08 11:55 PM
by Dick[_3_] Go to last post
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Vista laptop won't turn on by Sciencekid
I don't know if this is in the right section or not, but I have a HP Pavilion dv9408nr and Vista premium ( or at least I remember that it wasn't basic, so I'm assuming it was premium) and last time the computer had shut down, it was updating something, I don't know what. and i let it update without removing the power or anything til it shut down. but now when I turn it on, and its plugged...
October 21st 08 11:10 PM
by Ferd Burfel Go to last post
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Complete Crash without Blue Screen by Daniel (MVP Window Desktop Experience)
Just a thought, other than the blue screen, is there any particular error? "Don Deacon" wrote: I upgraded to Vista about a month ago and since then my computer (used as a PVR) just keeps crashing. It is not even crashing with a blue screen, it just completely shuts off. After one of these crashes, I can't just power the PC back on either, I have to disconnect the power supply, flip...
October 21st 08 03:40 PM
by tanuj_chadha[_8_] Go to last post
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How do you direct connect a laptop to pc? by drumz
Laptop has Vista Home Premium and PC Has XP Pro SP2. What's the fastest/best to use: USB, RJ45, Parallel port? And how do I tell Vista which protocol to use to connect to the PC? I have a ton of files (80+GB) that I need to burn to CD on the laptop and doing it through the LAN is too slow. Thanks!
October 21st 08 05:58 AM
by Daniel (MVP Window Desktop Experience) Go to last post
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Nvidia 8800 GT by Daniel (MVP Window Desktop Experience)
Price wise depending you coming from which country?? The 8800GT has once been the best and favourite card for gamer as well as OC enthusiatic. Now there are newer card that is on par or can match it's capabilty, moreover is similar or slightly cheaper. A example would be Radeon 4850 "Death-Wizh" wrote: is anyone out there using this graphics card? is it really worth it, n matches up to...
October 21st 08 05:09 AM
by Daniel (MVP Window Desktop Experience) Go to last post
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Laptop Slow to Power Off by jaycee
I have a brand new HP laptop dv7-1007TX with Vista Home Premium. At times the power and all lights stay on for a couple minutes after shut down then go out. I'm then afraid to move the laptop in case the HDD is still spinning for some reason. Any comments on this?
October 21st 08 01:09 AM
by jaycee Go to last post
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Audigy 2 ZS Platinum by John
Hello all: I have an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum on a Vista x64 machine. I have installed the latest drivers from Creative, however the console cannot recognize my 5.1 speakers, it sets the speakers to 2.1. I just tried to change to 5.1 and I got a BSOD. Wow. I understand Creative’s desire to get us all to buy new sound cards, however if any Creative folks read this group can you let us know...
October 20th 08 08:11 PM
by John Go to last post
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New Build by busyboy
Hi All, Just completed a new build, so when I booted up for the first time I found out that I was getting no signal from the graphic card, so therefore I can't get into the bios etc. I have been on to the supplier and they have asked me to do several checks, like moving the memory around etc but still no joy. I am a bit concerned about the power supply to the graphic card. The graphic card...
October 20th 08 06:28 PM
by Bob Knowlden[_2_] Go to last post
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which video card has pixel shader 2.0? by james
One software I want to use (microsoft expression encoder) calls for a feature "pixel shader 2.0 in hardware". How can I tell which video card has this feature?
October 20th 08 04:21 PM
by David B.[_3_] Go to last post
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Pinnacle PCTV 110i TV tuner card by Estate
I have a Pinnacle PCTV 110i TV tuner card with a Dish TV connection through a set top box. The product package came with 2 CDs : Pinnacle PCTV MediaCenter version 4.21 EU/AS/US/Windows XP 06/06 and Pinnacle Studio QuickStart Version 10 EE/SK/AS REV 10.5.2 Windows XP 03/2006. I use Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 as the only OS. I first installed the CD contents and then downloaded the...
October 20th 08 12:13 PM
by Estate Go to last post
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IGFX by Betty
experience level-2 w/10 being COMPUTER IS ONLY 3 WEEKS OLD! Compaq Presario Windows Vista Premium I have never used Vista before. I don't seem to be having a problem using it. Or not lol While I am working the screen will go black for a few seconds. The notice: display driver has stopped responding and has recovered IGFX. I get this message 3-4 times a day. I don't have a clue what to...
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October 20th 08 07:15 AM
by Mick Murphy Go to last post
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Possible Fix: Microsoft Force Feedback 2 Joystick and the self center force disabling by funks
Hello, I have a Microsoft Force Feedback 2 Joystick working with the Vista X64 Driver that comes built in. I noticed that games that has support for Force Feedback will disable the Self Centering Feature of the stick and makes it go limp. For example, on IWAR2 - when I enabled the force effects, the stick got limp and wouldn't autocenter. Disabling the force effects from within
October 20th 08 07:04 AM
by funks Go to last post
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Vista Ultimate x64 Memory Stick problem by n13ldo
Just discovered a 'potential' bug in Vista x64... how unusual is that :D I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, 4gb ram running Vista x64 Ultimate. I only recently upped its ram from 2gb to 4gb (replaced 1 x 2gb with 2 x 2gb Crucial). I always used the laptop for transferring pictures from a 1gb Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo, without incident. Yesterday was the first occasion since the 4gb memory...
October 19th 08 04:41 PM
by Chuck Chopp Go to last post
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Sound stopped working after Vista update by G Moore
After an update this week my computer would crash to the blue screen of death every time I turned it on for about two days. On the third day after taking 12 minutes to load on startup it went into installing 11 new updates. When this was completed, the sound no longer worked. I have tried various solutions and finally used the Microsoft help solution of uninstalling the driver in Device...
October 19th 08 04:30 PM
by G Moore[_2_] Go to last post
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