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    Building and maintaining computers<br />Playing pool, leagues and tournies.<br />Driving/Travelling.<br />Making PC based music. (check out sig for link)

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    Intel Pentium D 2.8 dual core 1gig PC 3200 Memory XP PRO (dx 9.0c, sp2) 3x80gb Segate HD Geforce 7600 512mb AGP 8x NEC Multisync 90gx2 Monitor NEC DVD/CD Writer. ASUS CDROM.
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  1. congrats dickster Easiest thing i did was quit smoking. I really dont know why some complain they cannot. Im under the skool of thought that there is no can't but wont or dont want to. I smoked for 9 years , 20 a day and quit upon waking one morning. I just felt so icky when i had my 1st cancer stick of the day, so i decided to stop. It was the best thing ive done for my health. It also saved a lot of $$$, tho english pounds it was at the time.....lol. Good luck and keep it up. Your thru the worst part now Keith
  2. System restore sucks (my own personal opinion) Id suggest you get yourself a proper back up program if you value your data. I use Acronis True Image, but there are a few good ones out there. Keith
  3. Yeah that prefetch thing actually works best when left alone.....lol. Not what you are lead to believe after reading some of those tweaker sites tho is it??......lol Keith
  4. So havnt you answered your own question? If you have had no problems then keep doing what your doing. Like Jacee suggests still create a backup bcus all it takes is one screw up and you wont be booting. Keith
  5. Id send it back and get intouch with ebay about the seller. It does sound kinda iffy assuming what KRAM said is true, which i have no reason to doubt. KRAM seems to be a pretty smart cookie (sometimes ) so you can feel safe with that info. Keith
  6. Some bios's will stop you from trying to key in passwords after 3 attempts, so you could be locked out permanently according to what i read online. Find out the bios name and get back to us. I know of a site which has suggested names per bios maker. Tho if its been changed from the default bios password then only the one who created it would know, and then you may have to send it back as it would be kinda pointless. Also some bios's will reset the password if the battery is pulled for 24hrs or longer. I guess you can try that if nothing else works and your gonna send it back. Seeing
  7. Like humbluemoon mentioned maybe you should contact the seller and ask the same question?. Keith
  8. Its not like its wasting time bcus it dont take 10 secs to delete registry entries via a registry cleaner program. Its more likely that you could screw things up by deleting things in the registry, that may or may not be needed. Using those cleaners is hit and miss. Some do the job well and others leave a lot to be desired. Ive tried a lot but the Ace Utilities registry cleaner seems to do a good job of knowing whats needed and what isnt. Ive had no issues using it anyway. As with all those cleaners you/we use at our own risk. Keith
  9. Its easy to get past (just google) but i doubt you will get any advice on how to bypass it on here. Just use your windows cd and format and re install using your own windows disc. You dont need to boot up into windows to do that. Keith
  10. Dont take my word for it.....lol. Im just going by what would make sense to me. And what makes sense to me may not make sense to someone else. Keep googling around and asking on here. Maybe you will get the answer that your looking for. Keith
  11. Maybe some programs create them as a precaution maybe?. Havnt really thought much of it if im honest. Sometimes when you uninstall a program and then it gets reinstalled they will create duplicate folders then. Maybe that only happens on poorly written programs??. Bcus sometimes when you install a program if the same folder exists it usually says so and asks if you want to replace it. Rather than create a new folder with a (2) in it. Also certain programs will make duplicates of user files. Think along the lines of photo apps. Usually they would have a .copy or .bk extension tho. O
  12. With the size of HD's these days a few duplicated files dont do much really. Sometimes its better to be safe than sorry, tho i understand your thinking. I was that way, but i soon learned to not worry over duplicates bcus like jackpot316 said above, you just dont know if its needed or not and you do hear some horror stories when people go deleting thinking its not needed. I used to format quite a lot when i was new on here bcus id delete stuff and things would screw up. I have since learned and ive never had to format in over 3 years i think. Keith
  13. I know Just one of those things that you really cannot suggest without actually exploring all the options. Something i think the guy never did. Keith
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