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  • Birthday 08/28/1962

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    Going to Heaven and...<br />Going to Heaven<br />Learning new things

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    Frankenstein's Monster Kubuntu 6.06- Intel MB, 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4 Prescott, 512MB DDR 3400, 160GB WD SATA 10K, S Blaster Live Digital surround, NVidia GeForce Ti 4200/AGP/SSE2, 52X24X52 CDRW, 16X D/L DVDRW, ATI TV Wonder /VE "Not a glitch! Stable for over 2mo in service moving massive amounts of data (drive images ect.)."
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  1. I was raised in the country and we always had cats and dogs. (my dog was my ONLY friend we were so far out in the country) I got married and my wife says no way to any animal in the house. I mean after 29 years she still barely let's me in............ You are very kind to keep that kitty. Glad you were able.
  2. Try doing the pitstop full scan and post results. http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/default.asp Alternative1: Close all background (memory resident) programs that you can before running the game. Alternative2: Test the ram memory with a memory testor. Test the harddrive for write errors. Check your processor temp under load. Check the power supply for over / under voltage legs (you would need a PS test device for this) NOTE: Video cards can also cause this as well and they can overheat too. I use the ultimate boot CD to get the memory / HDD / Processor tests done.
  3. Had to reinstall IE on vista once and I had to download the IE7 from MS website -- (the full remote install of IE7) Saved it to downloads and then ran it from there. worked like a charm. BTW: have you already tried --- Tools, internet options, Advanced (tab), Reset (button)? This will usually reset IE to the original clean state and clear all active X programs. It is very near to re-install and works most times.
  4. You be da man!!! Happy birthday dude!
  5. Hi Guys! Long time no see ... been extra busy. Long story short, had a hard drive failure (Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 8) and managed to copy an image to the new drive. Some sectors were too bad to copy. The new drive will boot but has a few glitches and can't run X. This system was in a business and just a work hoss but would be a pain to reload as needed. My question is: I didn't see how to run a repair install (Like you can in Suse) when I tried to run the install disk. Can the root system be repaired in ubuntu without having to do a complete install? If it will be a drawn out process I will just do the reinstall but need to save some time badly. Thanks for any help!
  6. I used both and like the ease of easyubuntu I also like the application choices in Automatix and found that it offers more packages. Sure is a quick alternative to my old search and load method of loading multimedia modules and 3d Xsupport Automatix is here: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=177646 Easyubuntu is here: http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/
  7. Thanks, I have the kubuntu DVD but not the CD so on one of the systems I will have to do the install "in addition to". I put the KDE install on the monster you helped me with and things were much better to use / install. I still have to learn how to use wine, and am having trouble getting the remote ir for the tuner to work and FM is not working. That is just bling bling for the old guy to play with anyway. I wish I could afford a box like that, it is super fast. Thanks again.
  8. Hello have a couple of questions please. 1. Is it possible to install ubuntu kde desktop without having to reinstall completely, or is it better to simply reinstall using Kubuntu. (both versions 6.06) 2. If I can change from gnome to kde how would I do that? (I was thinking it may be as easy as using synaptic package manager and selecting KDE packages or is there a package to do the conversion?) Thanks for advise
  9. some motherboards only detect the primary drive for booting. Others detect all IDE devices. Try switching the drives and if the problem switches too then that may be the case. Some motherboards allow you to set the IDE boot chain in the BIOS, I have one that I can set any way I want for any drive I choose, then I have another that is fully automatic and I can't set anything except the boot sequence. Hope this helps
  10. Sorry I don't quite get the question clearly. If internet radio is still streaming the internet is still working. The server, is it the internet or a file server on a network? Just not clear on the hardware setup and actual problem.
  11. Worked in the Cable modem / DSL and internet industry for years. The line noise is a real problem that will vary at times better others worse. It also CAN be the modem itself. If you can try and get another one from them, lets say just for arguments sake!
  12. Sounds like it very well may be due to the number of programs running as you said. You have most likely answered your own question. I have no advise since running those different programs are a matter of personal choice. Personally for me too much security causes my machine to run slowly as well so I ballance security with desired speed. Now i use a Linux distribution on some of my computers but it is not for everyone to be sure.
  13. Did a google search for 1_intl.nls Looks like you either have a virus or corrupted file system. A corrupted file system can be caused by improper shutdown or restart of the system, like a power failure ect. It could also be due to a failing hard drive. Here is a link to some microsoft manual pages: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...k.mspx?mfr=true I have fixed a similar problem before but could have reinstalled the system much easier. It took me hours of trial and error and reading the MS helps. After all my hard work i discovered my hard drive was failing slowly. May not be your problem so try to figure out what actually caused your system to fail. If it was a power failure, hard reset or a child banging the keys ect. Then you will better know what to do to get back up and running.
  14. If you can,, you need to get you a higher wattage rating power supply. Running the processor you have based on the system in your signature I myself would get a 500W or 450W minimum.... be sure it is made for a P4 processor and MB and whether it is a 20pin or 24pin ATX connector
  15. A long shot here but their inside the computer tower, and inside the power supply. Most power supplies have a hole with a grill over it and you should feel warm air blowing out of it. You can hear them as well. The fan on the CPU is on the motherboard and you should be very careful not to damage or static discharge anything when looking at it. If you are able to get some professional help from someone I would suggest that to you. A can of compressed air from a computer supply store could help you with cleaning. DON'T TOUCH THE MOTHERBOARD AND COMPONENTS. Try for yourself but be very careful. Rule one: unplug the PC before you open it
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