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Forum: Hardware January 3rd, 2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By drdave
FAT32 new install for Win98/XP Pro Dual Boot ...

FAT32 new install for Win98/XP Pro Dual Boot

Been looking for BIOS upgrade but unsuccessful so far.

Thanks
Dave
Forum: Hardware January 3rd, 2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By drdave
HD not detecting

Hi folks

How can I tell the largest size hard drive I can install in a system with these specs?

Software check results are as follow...

AMIBIOS ROM Size: 256KB
Motherboard Manufacturer Code...
Forum: Hardware January 2nd, 2006, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By drdave
I did but it was a no go. Very strange. Finally I...

I did but it was a no go. Very strange. Finally I used DOS version of LifeGuard to grab the 137GB then the rest in Windoze.

Thanks though
Dave
Forum: Hardware January 1st, 2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By drdave
Reformatting a WD Hard Drive

Hello

I have a WD Hard Drive 200GB that I repartitioned/formatted using WD LifeGuard but now the drive is only showing 32GB

I tried Disk Management in XP as well as LifeGuard to regain the full...
Forum: Hardware December 30th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By drdave
Ok this morning BIOS reported 60/61C Upon...

Ok this morning BIOS reported 60/61C

Upon entering Windows, temp went from 59C and settled around 38C

Then with normal activity, around 44/45C

Seems normal that the temp would rise with all...
Forum: Hardware December 29th, 2005, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By drdave
BIOS reports 66C Windows start out at 66C...

BIOS reports 66C

Windows start out at 66C [the BIOS temp report] but only when the desktop first appears then it gradually goes down as mentioned.

The scenario is from a Windows restart and not...
Forum: Hardware December 29th, 2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By drdave
Upon entering Windows the temp is about 66C then...

Upon entering Windows the temp is about 66C then it gradually falls to about 45/47

Apparently BIOS is reporting 66C or so while Windows is not. Not sure if this is normal process.

There is no...
Forum: Hardware December 29th, 2005, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By drdave
No suspicious looking apps in CP but I do believe...

No suspicious looking apps in CP but I do believe some write in the background as a normal process. [Need to double check]

Auto shutdown would be nice. None seen. I might as well double check...
Forum: Hardware December 29th, 2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By drdave
At this point I am concerned. Getting hard to...

At this point I am concerned. Getting hard to boot at times. After initial screen, everything goes black.

When I move my mouse, the monitor will come out of of the 1 minute power down mode for...
Forum: Hardware December 29th, 2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By drdave
So I purchase a dual exhaust fan correct? ...

So I purchase a dual exhaust fan correct?

Thanks again
Dave
Forum: Hardware December 29th, 2005, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By drdave
Great! In that case I will just ignore the BIOS...

Great! In that case I will just ignore the BIOS report.

Is the fan just an item I buy and install? I see what looks like an space in the front of the case for a dual fan and am thinking that is...
Forum: Hardware December 29th, 2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By drdave
Ok I was not able to provide details on hardware...

Ok I was not able to provide details on hardware yet but I downloaded PC Alert 4 and it reported 45C in Windows but presently at 42/43C.

I have a mid-sized case with a hole on the left and only...
Forum: Hardware December 29th, 2005, 02:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By drdave
CPU Temperature

Hi folks

I have a P4 3.2GHZ and in BIOS it is reporting that my CPU Temperature is 66C

I added some Silicon Transfer Compound in hopes to reduce it to at least 60C or less but I still get the...
Forum: Windows XP November 27th, 2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By drdave
Yes, I did go back and delete the primary, made...

Yes, I did go back and delete the primary, made it active and reformatted.

That solved it.

Though kinda clumsy for me not having messed around with XP much. I used a Windows 98 setup disk and...
Forum: Windows XP November 27th, 2005, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By drdave
Cannot install XP

When I try to install XP Pro to a new PC first booting to the CD ROM I get error that the Swap File cannot be created and the only option is to quit setup.

I formatted this HD with Windows XP Pro...
Forum: Windows XP November 26th, 2005, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By drdave
Yes. Safe Mode will also delete the file just...

Yes. Safe Mode will also delete the file just like a simple rebooting but I have not tried it in extreme cases since those only happen once in a while.

Dave
Forum: Windows XP November 26th, 2005, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By drdave
Cannot delete file

Hi folks

From time to time when I try to save or delete a file created in Photoshop I get an error that I cannot delete the file because it's been used by another program. Close any programs that...
Forum: Windows XP August 15th, 2005, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By drdave
Ok no replies. I will share my recent findings. ...

Ok no replies. I will share my recent findings.

Until the service pack is installed or unless you
use a CD with SP2 built-in it Windows has this limitation. Once it is
installed and patched to...
Forum: Windows XP August 12th, 2005, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By drdave
Me again Allow me to update my post. ...

Me again

Allow me to update my post.

This morning I partitioned and reformatted the hard drive with XP's Disk Management tool. Still with 2 partitions. C:\FAT32[25GB] D: NTFS[The rest]....
Forum: Web Development & Graphic Design August 12th, 2005, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 52,249
Posted By drdave
Firefox Utility

There is a new utility in town! Well...not so new.

If you want to see how your site will render on small screen for users of smart phone, this is a nice utility. Small Screen Rendering XPI

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