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Forum: General Hardware 01-26-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,578
Posted By Dreamstalker
Issues with HP C7280 printer and Windows 7

Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on the following system:

Asus M3A78-T, 250GB Samsung SATA HDD, Lite-on CD/DVD SATA drive, 4GB RAM.

This printer worked fine on an XP system, and I did find...
Forum: Microsoft Operating Systems 01-07-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By Dreamstalker
Yeah, I'm thinking a fresh install is the best...

Yeah, I'm thinking a fresh install is the best option. The XP install was itself an upgrade (from 98) and I don't have the original CDs; putting upgrade on top of upgrade just seems too complicated.
Forum: Microsoft Operating Systems 01-04-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By Dreamstalker
Win7 upgrade over corrupted XP install?

I'm trying to install an upgrade version of Win7 Home Premium over an existing XP install...but the XP install itself won't boot ("Windows did not shut down properly"...any startup option goes into...
Forum: Games 06-13-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dreamstalker
I hadn't heard of that bonus, where'd you...

I hadn't heard of that bonus, where'd you preorder it from?

Given the lack of online content for PC I'm hoping this SecuROM won't be quite as intrusive/destructive (I still plan to give the thing...
Forum: Games 06-13-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dreamstalker
Ghostbusters has been gutted compared to the...

Ghostbusters has been gutted compared to the PS3/XBox versions (no online multiplayer as was originally promised, no DLC), and is reported to have SecuROM (I have a suspicion that was Sony's...
Forum: General Hardware 06-12-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By Dreamstalker
Need help with a training proposal...

So I've been unemployed for awhile, and the state agency I'm working with now is a bit useless (they seem to be putting up roadblocks to everything). I'm trying to apply for government "retraining"...
Forum: Power Supplies and Electronic Devices 05-31-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By Dreamstalker
Antec Earthwatts PSU--funny smell?

No, this isn't about a funny smell while it's powered on; I went to install one last night and good grief did that thing stink when taken out of the box! Extremely strong plasticky/metallic smell. ...
Forum: General Hardware 05-29-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By Dreamstalker
I ran into a rogue-filter episode at my school...

I ran into a rogue-filter episode at my school where for awhile almost everything except the most G-rated sites were blocked. That was a combination of the filter owner pushing out a buggy update...
Forum: General Hardware 05-01-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Dreamstalker
If you go the Craigslist route, just be prepared...

If you go the Craigslist route, just be prepared for some stupidly lowball offers.
Forum: General Hardware 04-15-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,285
Posted By Dreamstalker
My grade-school science teacher worked at...

My grade-school science teacher worked at Babbages in the local mall (before said mall became uber-high-end). She had a couple systems set up in her classroom and would hold video game tournaments...
Forum: General Hardware 04-15-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Dreamstalker
What does HIPAA have to do with a dead PC? ...

What does HIPAA have to do with a dead PC?

That sounds like an old boss of mine...there were so many things wrong with his "shop" I lost count after my second week.

His assistant and I would...
Forum: Vendor Discussion 04-09-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,690
Posted By Dreamstalker
I picked up a CPU for a new build last week and...

I picked up a CPU for a new build last week and was given the (lower) online price in the store. Still had to pay tax, but getting what I wanted for less than I expected doesn't warrant any...
Forum: News & Community Announcements 04-08-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 36,952
Posted By Dreamstalker
Grossness warning!

This wins "Weirdest Injury of the Year" on another forum I'm on.

Yesterday:

A bit of backstory: As part of a propbuilding project, I was dyeing something. I couldn't use a washing machine...
Forum: Microsoft Operating Systems 03-16-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,842
Posted By Dreamstalker
I'm able to use utorrent, but it can be very,...

I'm able to use utorrent, but it can be very, very slow at times (I'm also on Comcast). What I've had to do is pause the torrent during the day and start it up again overnight.
Forum: News & Community Announcements 02-27-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 36,952
Posted By Dreamstalker
My cat has kidney problems and now needs...

My cat has kidney problems and now needs subcutaneous fluids twice a week (standard IV bag and needle). Overall he's very good about getting it done.

While trying to get the apparently-welded-on...
Forum: Vendor Discussion 12-03-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,690
Posted By Dreamstalker
I haven't had issues either, even when the...

I haven't had issues either, even when the motherboard I had to return did not come shrinkwrapped. They just needed to verify that everything was like new, and that was it.

That's awesome that...
Forum: General Hardware 12-03-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,453
Posted By Dreamstalker
Pulling photos off of old SIM cards?

My mom has a couple old cell phones; she took photos with them which are on the SIM cards and she wants to retrieve them. Does anyone here have any experience with those USB SIM readers I see...
Forum: Microsoft Operating Systems 11-06-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By Dreamstalker
Forecastfox problems...can't figure out what the issue is.

Using FF 3.0.3 on a WinXP Home machine. I was having issues with Forecastfox l10n, so uninstalled that and reinstalled the regular Forecastfox. Current weather conditions show up fine, but on the...
Forum: Games 09-22-08, 10:15 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,421
Posted By Dreamstalker
Pay $X, only able to use (install) it three times...

Pay $X, only able to use (install) it three times unless you jump through a bunch of hoops/pay $Y. That seems like rental to me.
Forum: Vendor Discussion 09-19-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By Dreamstalker
Is this it?...

Is this it? http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=8164
Forum: Vendor Discussion 09-19-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,749
Posted By Dreamstalker
I'd say to stay away from any addresses in Doral...

I'd say to stay away from any addresses in Doral FL...those tend to be freight-forwarding addresses. What usually happens (based on friends from another seller's forum who have dealt with this) is...
Forum: Vendor Discussion 09-19-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,464
Posted By Dreamstalker
Looks like a failing ebay ripoff...I could code a...

Looks like a failing ebay ripoff...I could code a better site.

One thing that amuses me greatly on their main page is the "300 free bids voucher" for $150...someone can't do math (hint, it's not...
Forum: Games 09-19-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,421
Posted By Dreamstalker
I'm waiting to buy the PC version until I know...

I'm waiting to buy the PC version until I know for sure what's up with the DRM. If I buy one copy and people in the same household want to use it, they should be able to. Buying what amounts to one...
Forum: Intel Motherboards 09-19-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By Dreamstalker
I figured it out. Asus and M$ each have their...

I figured it out. Asus and M$ each have their own HD audio driver, if either found that the other one existed neither would install or work. Fix involved a rollback to pre-SP3, uninstall the...
Forum: Intel Motherboards 09-18-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By Dreamstalker
P5GC-MX--sound driver will not install

I have a rig here with a P5GC-MX mobo and Windows XP. The sound driver (Realtek) does not seem to want to install properly. The only error I get is "install failure!" The copy on the Asus driver...
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