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Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,466
Posted By MadHacker
Try a different computer. The USB hub in your...

Try a different computer. The USB hub in your laptop isn't up to the task.
Forum: Security News 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By MadHacker
"The Idiot's Guide To Building Your Own Liquid...

"The Idiot's Guide To Building Your Own Liquid Cooled Tower"
Forum: News 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By MadHacker
Currently saving for a REVO drive: ...

Currently saving for a REVO drive:

Newegg.com - OCZ Z-Drive R2 E88 OCZSSDPX-ZD2E88512G PCI-E x8 512GB PCI Express SLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,381
Posted By MadHacker
I use FFmpeg in 64bit linux on a HP z800 with 2...

I use FFmpeg in 64bit linux on a HP z800 with 2 6-core XEONs, 2 quadro FX 5800s (4GB ea), 96GB of DDR3 and 4 SAS HDDs in RAID 0. Write speed is probably comparable to a SSD, but there's no slowdown...
Forum: Security News 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By MadHacker
Serves them right for using a computer to look at...

Serves them right for using a computer to look at porn. No sympathy from me for those who get infected.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,381
Posted By MadHacker
You made me curious. What machine is that. I use...

You made me curious. What machine is that. I use Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 to convert captured screen videos from .xesc format to .wmv format. And that takes quite some time (2 passes) even with...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,381
Posted By MadHacker
If you're into video editing you'd love the...

If you're into video editing you'd love the machine I'm using right now. I can convert 1 1/2 hours of raw video to DVD format in about 6 minutes.
To the OP: try doing what I did. go into the startup...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,466
Posted By MadHacker
Not sure what kind of computer you're using, but...

Not sure what kind of computer you're using, but if it's a desktop with front and rear USB ports, try connecting one to the front and the other to the back, anything but adjacent ports.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,381
Posted By MadHacker
38 processes seems about right when running a...

38 processes seems about right when running a 2.4Ghz core 2 & 2GB RAM. My z800 is just about as responsive with over 100 running processes. I think the idea is to find a good balance for the hardware...
Forum: News 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 366
Views: 54,776
Posted By MadHacker
You might see a difference in performance if you...

You might see a difference in performance if you install SP1 from a fresh windows install vs one that already has 250 MB of downloaded updates, but otherwise anything you add to a computer will...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,381
Posted By MadHacker
If the "bloat" does not show up in the Startups,...

If the "bloat" does not show up in the Startups, it should have no bearing on the performance. Processes that are not running cannot impact the performance. Those programs may only take a tiny bit of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,466
Posted By MadHacker
if they're external drives without a separate...

if they're external drives without a separate power source, you may not be getting enough power from the USB ports to run both simultaneously
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,488
Posted By MadHacker
Excellent.. this is exactly what I was looking...

Excellent.. this is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
I'm going to see if I can get it to work and I'll be back with the results
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,488
Posted By MadHacker
setting up a computer with a recovery partition

I read somewhere a while back that it's possible to set up a hard drive to install windows very quickly on the first startup by extracting all the files from the install DVD using poweriso or...
Forum: News 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 366
Views: 54,776
Posted By MadHacker
Hey.. who can refuse free stuff?

Hey.. who can refuse free stuff?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,381
Posted By MadHacker
I have one machine that runs w7 professional...

I have one machine that runs w7 professional 64bit version on 2GB with no problems whatsoever. It's not the fastest machine on the planet, but it's a lot faster than most new machines that are full...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 6,773
Posted By MadHacker
Black screen with a blinking cursor almost always...

Black screen with a blinking cursor almost always means the system can't find a bootable device. With an acer, hit F2 to get into the bios and make sure the HDD is listed first under boot devices. If...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 72
Views: 6,442
Posted By MadHacker
Magnetized screwdrivers are a bad idea when...

Magnetized screwdrivers are a bad idea when dealing with sensitive electronics.. dip the screwdriver in machine oil instead.. it's harmless and will hold screws in place for most of the...
Forum: News 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 366
Views: 54,776
Posted By MadHacker
Might not be a bad idea to wait a week or 3...

Might not be a bad idea to wait a week or 3 before rushing to install it... just in case there are undiscovered glitches.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jan 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By MadHacker
That's strange because if it's listed in disk...

That's strange because if it's listed in disk management, you should be able to right click on the partition to format it, then assign a drive letter. At this point I am out of ideas
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jan 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By MadHacker
try it again as posted now.. I edited my last...

try it again as posted now.. I edited my last post after I noticed the partition wasn't formatted
otherwise type

list vol
sel vol (the one that has no drive letter assigned)
assign
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jan 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By MadHacker
Try formatting the partition as NTFS from disk...

Try formatting the partition as NTFS from disk management first
If that doesnt work you will have to do it via elevated command prompt:
type cmd from the start menu > right click and select run as...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Jan 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 6,446
Posted By MadHacker
chkdsk does take a long time, especially on a...

chkdsk does take a long time, especially on a 500Gb HDD. I would definitely be concerned about the bad sectors, which should not happen with a HDD on a 6 month old laptop.

Back up your files as...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jan 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By MadHacker
There's nothing missing, although you do have one...

There's nothing missing, although you do have one partition that doesn't have a drive letter assigned to it. Right click on the the first partition of drive 1 and select "Change drive letters and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 Jan 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 8,548
Posted By MadHacker
Until data is actually overwritten, nothing is...

Until data is actually overwritten, nothing is beyond repair, although it may be beyond the ability of the user to recover without the right software. In experimenting with computers over the last...
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