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by mebens
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: need help
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: need help

I found the problem. I had to use a different optical drive. It still took 4 tries to get Windows installed...but it's installed. Idk why the drive didn't want to work with the mobo, but I guess that just happens sometimes... Thanks to everybody for your help. I really appreciate it.
by mebens
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: need help
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: need help

Still not able to get this mobo to boot. Anybody have any new suggestions?
by mebens
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: need help
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: need help

See if your drive will boot up a LiveCD Linux distro. If it does then the problem is elsewhere. yeah, that's what i figured y'all meant when you said livecd. Thats the exact version of ubuntu i've been trying to boot with. I guess tomorrow that i'll try interchanging cpu's and/or motherboards since...
by mebens
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: need help
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: need help

what do you mean by "livecd"? I took it to mean any cd that could be used to boot an os.
by mebens
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: need help
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: need help

i've tried several different sata cables but to no avail. What do you suggest I do with the rom Major_A? Before replacing it, that is. I tried to boot Linux with the "ultimate boot cd" but i got an error message that read, "kernal panic: vfs: unable to mount root fs on 01:00" and i don't quite know ...
by mebens
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: need help
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: need help

i am trying to run ubuntu from the disk and not the hard drive. i just downloaded the "ultimate boot disk" and i'm gonna see what i can get done with that. And yes, I did use the included thermal paste. Temps are 33c for cpu and 31c for board.
by mebens
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: need help
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: need help

yes sir I did. It won't boot or install ubuntu either. Memtest ran with no errors. idk what the deal is...
by mebens
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: need help
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: need help

ive tried booting with just the OS drive installed. I've tried to install windows to one of the other drives that has just been storage, but it still blue screens or freezes up. I double checked all memory timings and voltages. I'm going to download ubuntu and see if I can boot it from the optical d...
by mebens
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: need help
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

need help

I just gots me a "new to me" cpu and mobo from a friendly forum member, but i'm having a little bit of a problem with the install. My old cpu and mobo was an e6400 and a gigabyte ga-965p-ds3. New one is an e7200 and an evga 750i sli ftw. Other hardware consists of a Zotac 8800gt, BFG 650w psu, 2x1gb...
by mebens
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: So I just ran speedtest at school.....
Replies: 202
Views: 73994

Re: So I just ran speedtest at school.....

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From what a few people have said about their connection and what they pay, It seems like i'm gettin hosed. I'm paying $45 a month for this cable connection. What you guys think? That seem about right?
by mebens
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: June 2008 Forum Drawing - XFX GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card
Replies: 175
Views: 105323

Re: June 2008 Forum Drawing - XFX GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card

I want in on this one! I really need a new vid card!
by mebens
Fri May 02, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: May 2008 Forum Drawing - NZXT Tempest Computer Case!
Replies: 166
Views: 98703

Re: May 2008 Forum Drawing - NZXT Tempest Computer Case!

i'm in on it! And I'm going to join the folding team too...anything to boost my chances haha
by mebens
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Upgrade? question
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Re: Upgrade? question

sry, pci-e ftw
by mebens
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Upgrade? question
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Upgrade? question

I found a new 1950xtx video card on the local craigslist for $59. Would this be a good upgrade for the price from my 7600gt? Thanks in advance
by mebens
Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: XP KEEPS REBOOTING
Replies: 14
Views: 6470

Re: XP KEEPS REBOOTING

If it was me, I'd take the drive out and put it in another working computer as a slave and fix the problem that way. That way you can boot up in a working os and run your virusscan tool or do whatever you need to do to fix it. But if yo udon't have an extra comp sitting around, this doesn't work so ...
by mebens
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Massive CPU Cooler - Scythe Orochi
Replies: 17
Views: 5128

Re: Massive CPU Cooler - Scythe Orochi

Also, what's the point of 2 side fans, won't it just make the hot air stay inside? 1 on the side + top makes some sense, but 3... no :? Maybe you would mount the fans to blow away from the cooler creating a low pressure vacuum type cooling. Idk, but that's crazy stuff right there....a tornado in yo...
by mebens
Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I knew it!
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: I knew it!

lol roflzcopter lmao. never thought it would come out like this though
by mebens
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Where'd my files go?
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: Where'd my files go?

K, so you can't see the files on your hdd that you copied from the camera, right? Can you hook up the camera via usb and see them that way? Maybe the files/folders just corrupted in the transfer. And are you using any kind of software that came with the camera?
by mebens
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Where'd my files go?
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: Where'd my files go?

Check out http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1521/how ... s_in_vista for how to view hidden folders, hope that fixes it.
by mebens
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Operating System Not Found???
Replies: 6
Views: 3447

Re: Operating System Not Found???

Could be the hard drive failed, the cable failed, the power cord failed, the power cord fell out, the cable fell out, onboard controller failed, BIOS became corrupted, etc. Clear the CMOS - probably a jumper on the board - IF it has it. I know some of the brand name companies never put the jumper o...