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    I have one of those too, it was my first and only...

    I have one of those too, it was my first and only foray into 2.5" external enclosures. The enclosure was cheap enough, but back then those laptop drives were quite expensive.
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    Are you using the included ac adapter? If your...

    Are you using the included ac adapter? If your trying to run off USB power, some USB implementations only provide 250mA of current. A 2.5" drive requires at least 500mA just to startup.
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    The usb port may not be supplying enough current....

    The usb port may not be supplying enough current. USB specs allow 500mA of current, but most implementations are around 250mA, depending on motherboard, hence it works on your friends PC and not...
  4. Remove the hard drive from the external...

    Remove the hard drive from the external enclosure, and install it like a 2nd hard drive on your PC.
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    I assume all your music are mp3s, video files,...

    I assume all your music are mp3s, video files, audio files and the like stored on a hard drive of the 32 bit computer?

    If so, buy an hard drive to usb converter. Google, IDE to USB adapters or...
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    FYI, LG makes a dual HD-DVD/Blue-Ray DVD-drive,...

    FYI, LG makes a dual HD-DVD/Blue-Ray DVD-drive, model: LG-GCC-H20L, it costs about $260 cad. great choice for a HTPC, and is an excellent price compared to a stand-alone unit.
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    Does this motherboard have on-board video? Try...

    Does this motherboard have on-board video? Try that.

    Otherwise, try a PCI video card. It should be automatically detected.
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    I checked the specs on your Sony model. There is...

    I checked the specs on your Sony model. There is no HDMI output, only VGA and s-video. If the TV has a VGA input, you can connect the appropriate cable between the two.

    There may also be a...
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    Open up My Computer. Go to Tools -> Folder...

    Open up My Computer. Go to Tools -> Folder Options, select the View tab, scroll to the bottom of the checkboxes to find "use simple file sharing"
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    Avant is what I use. I find it is updated...

    Avant is what I use. I find it is updated frequently (almost to frequently :cool: ) but it means that it is well supported. It has tabbed windows, all the necessary blockers including stopping...
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    Try booting with one stick of ram first. If you...

    Try booting with one stick of ram first. If you can get into bios, set the ram voltage a little higher.

    Shutdown. Install the second ram stick, and then reboot.
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    Sounds like you have a Nvidia chipset. You can...

    Sounds like you have a Nvidia chipset.

    You can download the Nvidia chipset drivers here.

    Choose Nforce drivers in the first pane. Then you can scroll down the list in the second pane and...
  13. Question: Computer boot-up

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    Was the computer running OK before? Do you get a...

    Was the computer running OK before? Do you get a single beep when you turn in on? Is there a bootup display (i.e. entering BIOS) prior to getting the "No signal" message?

    Open the case, and...
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    It wouldn't really wipe. It would scramble the...

    It wouldn't really wipe. It would scramble the boot sector and or TOC, making the drive unreadable, your data would still be there though.
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    Under the View menu, click on the "Markup" item...

    Under the View menu, click on the "Markup" item to turn it on/off.
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    I am using the same motherboard and cpu. In the...

    I am using the same motherboard and cpu. In the bios settings change the audio type to the other selection. I believe the choices was AC-97 audio or HD audio. Change it to HD audio.
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    Thanks for the balancer point Curlyben. I have...

    Thanks for the balancer point Curlyben.

    I have another suggestion. After the manual install fails, refer to the log file generated in your windows\ directory (e.g. KB925902.log).

    Usually it...
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    You need to edit the boot.ini file from Windows...

    You need to edit the boot.ini file from Windows XP. Boot into Windows XP. Go to system properties (Left Windows key + Pause/break key).

    Select the advanced tab, startup and recovery settings. ...
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    I haven't read the KB article, but you might try...

    I haven't read the KB article, but you might try downloading a few of the updates using the Microsoft site, instead of Windows update. Then install the updates manually, see if that works.
  20. Question: No Sound!

    by HVAC888
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    Take at look in the Device Manager, and check if...

    Take at look in the Device Manager, and check if there is an exclaimation mark beside the audio hardware.

    You may need to reinstall the sound driver. Also check the audio control panel to ensure...
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    I think your talking about the Blue Screen Of...

    I think your talking about the Blue Screen Of Death? Short-form: BSOD. It is a Windows thing, not Dell, and it can be caused by all kinds of problems.

    Was the PC running smoothly before? Did...
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    Sounds like a power supply problem, maybe a...

    Sounds like a power supply problem, maybe a short-circuit or overload somewhere, and the built-in power supply protection is shutting it down.

    Did this happen recently?

    Open the PC and check...
  23. Question: Computer games

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    You should check what programs, drivers,...

    You should check what programs, drivers, utilities, etc. are running in the background, and disable the ones that are not necessary.

    Press Ctrl-Shift-Esc together to bring up the Task Manager, and...
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    Information on Geforce dedicated laptop graphics...

    Information on Geforce dedicated laptop graphics can be found here

    ATI notebook graphics can be found on the amd site.
  25. Is this a custom PC? Did you remove the drive...

    Is this a custom PC?

    Did you remove the drive cd, before rebooting?

    I know with the Asus boards I have, that rebooting with the driver cd and the BIOS set to boot from CD first, will boot into...
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    Apparently the 7 flashes is not really a...

    Apparently the 7 flashes is not really a diagonostic code. It means that the TV is detecting something wrong with your power, and that it is shutting down for safety reasons.

    Try plugging the TV...
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    Your TV cable will have a connector on the end,...

    Your TV cable will have a connector on the end, called an F-Type connector. Is this part that was *pulled* off from the cable?

    Is this part still attached to the TV? If it is you will need to...
  28. Question: No analog signal

    by HVAC888
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    When you first turn on the PC, do you get the...

    When you first turn on the PC, do you get the BIOS booting screen? Or a blank screen ?

    Getting the bios booting screen, usually indcates that it's a software problem (i.e. Windows and drivers)....
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    Sounds like its an external hard drive. External...

    Sounds like its an external hard drive. External drives should always be disconnected safely using the Safely remove hardware icon.

    You can try to connect it as a slave to your host PC, by...
  30. Question: Flash memory pro

    by HVAC888
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    Try plugging the flash disk into each usb port. ...

    Try plugging the flash disk into each usb port. Try another PC.

    Usually the front usb ports of a PC do not deliver as much power as the usb ports on the back. (i.e. 250mA max. as opposed to...
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    Jocafer13 is right. Losing power when the hard...

    Jocafer13 is right. Losing power when the hard drive is reading or writing can kill the drive. I've done it a few times, it crashes the read/write head.

    Also when you had the sudden power...
  32. Question: No analog signal

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    What happens after the box pops up? Is the...

    What happens after the box pops up? Is the computer still ON? Did it turn off completely?

    That message box you see is from the monitor itself. For example, if you turn on the monitor, then...
  33. Question: Laptop to TV

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    TV output from laptops using s-video or composite...

    TV output from laptops using s-video or composite can do a maximum 640x480. Switch your laptop resolution to 640x480.

    I'll tell you though, the picture will be crap, hard to read.
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    The msdos.sys and autoexec.bat files are...

    The msdos.sys and autoexec.bat files are basically a placeholder. It is not used by XP, that's why they are blank.

    If you want to edit the two files, you need to right-click on a dos program, and...
  35. Question: Clip Board

    by HVAC888
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    Please restate your question. What OS are you...

    Please restate your question.

    What OS are you using? Do you mean the Windows clipboard? There is a clipboard viewer in XP if that is what you mean.

    If you have a fresh install of Windows, it...
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    Boot into the Recovery console using the XP CD. ...

    Boot into the Recovery console using the XP CD. Use the console to check for several hidden files:

    Ntldr, boot.ini, ntdetect.com.

    Use the "attrib" command to unhide the above files, as...
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    Try the dvd at a friends house to see if the...

    Try the dvd at a friends house to see if the problem is the disc or your DVD player.

    If nothing wrong with the disc, then it's the dvd player. Time for a new one. :) As the prices on dvd...
  38. Guys, lets not confuse the issue. There is no...

    Guys, lets not confuse the issue. There is no component video inputs, no s-video inputs, only composite RCA (yellow) and left/right audio (White/Red RCAs).

    He only has two yellow RCAs on his TV,...
  39. Your vcr will have a/v input jacks. Connect the...

    Your vcr will have a/v input jacks. Connect the DVD to the vcr A/V input jacks, then the VCR A/V outputs to your TV.

    To watch a DVD, you need to turn on the VCR also.
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    To prevent wrong information, S-video is NOT...

    To prevent wrong information, S-video is NOT better than component, atlhough it is better than RCA though.

    S-Video only supports 480i. Component can support 1080p.
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    Since this happens occasionally, it *might* be...

    Since this happens occasionally, it *might* be because XP thinks its detected a system failure and is set to automatic restart.

    I'm not sure if it set by default, but you can check for this.
    ...
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    You can determine your motherboard info, by using...

    You can determine your motherboard info, by using the program CPU-Z.

    Another way, if this is a custom-built PC, you can open the case, and look for a model name/number on the motherboard itself,...
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    Yes your PC will support Video cards using the...

    Yes your PC will support Video cards using the Graphics version of DDR, whose acroynm is GDDR. Most newer cards will use GDDR3.

    Don't worry about what type of memory is used on the video card, as...
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    If your on broadband internet (i.e. cable or...

    If your on broadband internet (i.e. cable or Bell), then you can remove the data/fax modem card, unless you actually use your PC as a fax machine... :)
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    You may have to enable the SATA ports within the...

    You may have to enable the SATA ports within the BIOS.
  46. I googled "InitDiskError" and it doesn't sound...

    I googled "InitDiskError" and it doesn't sound good. There is program called spinrite that may help recover data.

    You may also want to try a partitioning tool such as Partition Magic or even...
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    I have the full version of Nero, which has a tool...

    I have the full version of Nero, which has a tool called: Nero InfoTool. It reads the capabilities of the optical drive(s) and reports the read/write features available.

    Nero trial may offer the...
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    Open up the case, and check if the noise is...

    Open up the case, and check if the noise is coming from the fan(s), such as case fans, cpu fan, chipset fans, etc. by applying pressure to the stator to stop the fan from spinning momentarily and...
  49. Something to add above, if not yet already...

    Something to add above, if not yet already performed.

    You need to specify the drive letter of the 500GB to use Fixmbr. If there is no drive letter, because of the problem, get a floppy disk drive...
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    Scottgem is right. If you finalize the cdrw, it...

    Scottgem is right. If you finalize the cdrw, it cannot be written to anymore, but it can still be fully erased.

    I believe what everyone else is talking about, is Packetwriting, where a CDRW is...
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