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    Here you go then - Using a Multimeter ...

    Here you go then - Using a Multimeter (you need a bit of electrical understanding though, & if you haven't got that, I'd suggest you forget my tip, as electrocution from not understanding how to do...
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    Original windoze cd's, COA's etc etc are not...

    Original windoze cd's, COA's etc etc are not proof of ownership, they are methods of establishing authenticity.

    All you need is a receipt from an authorised M$ re-seller & that establishes whether...
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    So huh ? If you are sending stuff to your e-mail...

    So huh ? If you are sending stuff to your e-mail addy, only you (or if all your passwords are set on your machine) your machine could be capable of receiving them.

    Now I don't doubt, some sneaky...
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    I think "AXV CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CD ROM DEVICE"...

    I think "AXV CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CD ROM DEVICE" generally gets introduced by alcohol 120 or its variants, daemon tools (though it depends what version) mostly creates random descriptors ending in "...
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    I think I'd clean the drive before delving into...

    I think I'd clean the drive before delving into more 'serious matters' - or if its possible to fit another temporarily, I'd try that too to eliminate this being a bit of fluff flapping about inside...
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    Look for its 'Gspot'...

    Look for its 'Gspot' !! :devil: :D

    But since you can play it over a network I doubt its that too, as the codecs are required to be local most times.

    Since you have 'copied disks' perhaps...
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    Afaik, there is no method. Some burning...

    Afaik, there is no method.

    Some burning methods can impart 'hidden data' onto a cd, but 'homeburning' can't touch this kind of stuff (as its beyond their specification) & is often used with...
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    A 'Clean Install' is always 'bestist' in terms of...

    A 'Clean Install' is always 'bestist' in terms of least bother & unexpected 'strangeness' ;)..

    My guess would be 'left over items' in either autoexec.bat or config.sys interfering from the 'old'...
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    IDE cables have little notches on them (almost...

    IDE cables have little notches on them (almost always now, but originally not) so that you can't put them in the wrong way around or 'back to front', Floppy cables still very often do not, so its...
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    I think you sussed that one yourself ! :thumbs: &...

    I think you sussed that one yourself ! :thumbs: & I hope it keeps 'behaving' too ! :)

    I guess a multimeter (preferably digital, as analogue is harder to read as the pointer 'bounces' & makes...
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    I pressume my remark;- ..just 'randomly'...

    I pressume my remark;- ..just 'randomly' combining kit.. ?

    If you are a home builder generally what you do is a little research to make sure everything can fit & meets specifications (voltage...
  12. I didn't say I was running a 771 with MCE, I said...

    I didn't say I was running a 771 with MCE, I said Avertv is buggy(& was thus making suggestions to use something/anything but their own player software) & if your card has BDA style drivers, use MCE...
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    If you managed to replace the hard drive...

    If you managed to replace the hard drive yourself, I'd suggest that buying a new modem with drivers & then removing/disabling the existing 'not identified' one, will probably be cheaper, a 56k modem...
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    I always got taught never to assume, so to make...

    I always got taught never to assume, so to make sure the drive is working or not, I'd suggest you try & boot from a floppy & that way whatever operating system it is, won't be affecting matters (...
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    Normally when that happens, that's windows being...

    Normally when that happens, that's windows being stupid, as its finding too many dma errors & deciding the drive can't just go slower, & it turns it off !! (most 'annoying' as you well know ;) - its...
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    Sticky: Well I suppose I've been trying to make my...

    Well I suppose I've been trying to make my computing platform into a games machine for years & not really ever suceeding, so making my games machine a computing platform seems far more sensible...
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    Do this bit dude ! - back to front cables produce...

    Do this bit dude ! - back to front cables produce pretty much the symptoms you are describing ;)
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    No dude, I just answered more broadly than you...

    No dude, I just answered more broadly than you did, all of these answers will get read by far many more people, eventually, than just pat o ..

    So just for the record ;-

    All pci-e capable...
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    Err yeah you can as long as you want your drive...

    Err yeah you can as long as you want your drive to be useless afterwards ! :eek2: :devil:

    Hard-drives might contain magnets (try this on an OLD one if you are curious) & they might even be based...
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    You want two NIC's then ! - TCP/IP can only deal...

    You want two NIC's then ! - TCP/IP can only deal with one 'active IP' at a time anyway, so if you 'share' (allowing for you getting it working) then you can only use one at once regardless & I...
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    If your 939 board is pci-e then you want...

    If your 939 board is pci-e then you want 450watts, as said, & a psu described as 'ATX 2.0' compliant (that means it has wires for the 12v feed any pci-e graphics adapter may need) .. if your...
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    Hi deek & welcome to wd forums. Perhaps this...

    Hi deek & welcome to wd forums.

    Perhaps this might be helpful ? Patriot computer modems
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    Device names for usb devices are either returned...

    Device names for usb devices are either returned from a register in the device itself or via any driver needed for it/them (if all the device yields is a class description) .. editing the registry...
  24. Hi Devin & welcome to wd forums. Seems to me...

    Hi Devin & welcome to wd forums.

    Seems to me the first thing to do is to test the drive best we can, either try the 'cd boot test' (see 'handy stuff' at the top of this forum for more details) or...
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    Sata DVD drives oughtn't to be any more expensive...

    Sata DVD drives oughtn't to be any more expensive than those with an ide interface, disk drives certainly aren't ;) (sata is cheaper, most times) - however not many folks make 'em as yet, as even 16X...
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