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Question regarding PS2 Memory Card technical difficulties

Q: Question regarding PS2 Memory Card technical difficulties

Got any suggestions on what could be wrong with my memory card when it won't read the data when it's plugged in?
It says "No Data"
The card is official. I've tried other slots. Other mem cards work, tried turning it off and on, etc. We have a hunch that the problem could be that the contacts on the memory card have been misalligned, however there is no damage we can see without taking it apart.
Is it possible to take it apart or are there rivets or anything in the back end of the memory card that would hold it together?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Preferred Solution: Question regarding PS2 Memory Card technical difficulties

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Question regarding PS2 Memory Card technical difficulties

Try it and see, get a screwdriver, and see if you can pry the case open. I have no idea if it will work, but if it doesn't work, then you've got nothing to lose by trying to get it open.

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really have technical difficulties , i have run the sfc scannow and 1st time it was 100% good went ahead and ran it again and it had some corrupt couldnt repair files , but when i copy and paste to get the txt file it says ... FINDSTR: Cannot open swanner\desktop\sfcdetails.txt
it seems like more and more stuff is happening and more and more errors are coming up now, missing modules etc.... mrt.exe file missing, nvcpl.dll missing and pcwutl.dll also pops up , when it does any diagnostic program it wont open ,says not responding ...... any and all help is greatly appreciated , seems like it started when i installed cuttingmaster 2 then uninstalled it and clicked remove any and all files associated ...... restore doesnt go back far enough , detect hardware not wrkn either .......
Scott Swanner

I went to hps website and downloaded the nvidia chipset driver and the original driver but nothing changed , do not have a windows 7 disc , hp touchsmart 600t ,

A:really have technical difficulties

Welcome to the forum,

If you go to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS and copy then paste the log to the desktop you should be able to open it.

Here's some info on mrt.exe mrt.exe - What is mrt.exe?

Here's the download for it, Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64

Do you have service pack 1 installed?

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If I may borrow a minute of your time...

Recently I've been having trouble playing music on WMP11 and holding a video chat with a fellow AIM user. If I am only doing one or the other, there is no problem. However if I am in a video session, I cannot listen to music at the same time (the usual "cannot play this file etc." error message pops up in WMP). Likewise if I am playing music already and try to initiate a video session it terminates my AIM. I've been searching the internets for immediate solutions and have found myself having to resort to actually getting a forum account to ask for help, so I appreciate any I can get.

Also note that this has only recently been going on, perhaps less than a few weeks ago I could listen to music and do video at the same time.

Using Home Premium 64bit.

A:Technical difficulties.

Can you think of ANY changes you have made in software, hardware, or settings you have made in the past week?

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Greetings, helpful and wonderful people.

I currently have a 2x2gb setup in 2 of my 4 DIMM slots on my motherboard. The timing is 8-8-8-24. The speed is DDR3 @ 1600MHz, and it is a matched pair. They run at 1.65V,

I am looking to expand this memory, but the pair I have picked out to add to the second bank (the remaining two DIMM slots) has differences in the size, voltage and timing. I have tried my best to research this problem before creating a thread but haven't found an answer detailed enough to explain why this would or would not work. Anyways, here are the details on the second pair.

2x4gb, same brand (Crucial). Timing 10-10-10-28. Speed DDR3 @ 1600MHz, matched pair. Running at 1.5V.

The three differences are the size (4gb vs 2gb per module), the timing (CAS latency 10 vs CAS latency 8), and the voltage (1.5V vs 1.65V).

The motherboard can handle all the specs of the possible new pair. Crucial's website confirms compatibility by suggesting this pair with its scan utility.

HOWEVER, my question is: What will happen in my BIOS configuration when I put this new pair in the second bank?
1. What will Dual-Channel, what will not, and why?
2. Will I have to manually reduce the latency of the second pair, or will I have to manually increase the latency of the first pair, in order to make them match? Will this result in a major speed decrease?
3. Will the difference in voltage be modified automatically? To which? (1.65v or 1.5v?)
4. Is it actually worth it to kee... Read more

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Hello all

On Monday 16th February my new pc came, so the next day I decided to buy a new pc monitor. Heres the thing im quite new to PC's in general and have not got a clue. I used the manual that came with the monitor to put in all the cables but it still says No signal whatever I do.... PLEASE HELP!

Heres the link for the monitor : http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/deskt...3779!&ef_id=VJ7jMQAABfc3BDde:20150218224101:s

Thanks. xD

A:Technical Difficulties with my new PC monitor.

put in all the cablesClick to expand...

The monitor has Inputs: HDMI & VGA & DisplayPort. Let's hope you are NOT attaching cables to HDMI, VGA and Display Port at the same time.
It would help if you posted the brand and exact model of your "new pc" so we know what hardware is in it.

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I am a huge fan of the old X-com series, and recently found a game that seems to be similar to it, so i bought it. When I brought it back, I realized that my PC might not be able to run it. Whenever I put the disc in my cd drive, it does not even recognize that a disc is in. My computer is an HP compaq dc7100. I'm certain it has all the running requirements, but the cd is unable to run or even be detected. My CD drive is a LITE-ON LTR-48327S, according to my device manager.

I then tried it on my friend's laptop, which is an HP Pavilion dv6000. I was unable to find what his graphics card was, but here's what happened on his: It took the computer about 10 minutes to recognize the CD in the drive, then once it did, we installed the game, and Direct X 9.0 successfully, but when we tried to run it, it has an error that says "UFO: Extraterrestrials requires graphics card taht supports vertex and pixel shaders to run." I'm not sure if there is a way around this or not.

Any suggestions or solutions to these problems would be much appreciated.

A:UFO: Extraterrestrial technical difficulties

Hi mate!

Sorry to ask that but the are u sure that the game disc is a CD and not a DVD?
CD ROM drives can't read DVDs and according to this site http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF04a/35123-968421-968421-968421-7163127.html
you PC can come with a simple CD ROM drive if ordered that way.

If you are sure that your drive is compatible with the game media it is possible that you came across a bad disc (I speculate that because your friends drive had difficulties reading it as well). If that is the case you can go it back to the store you bought it and ask for a replacement.

As for the graphics card, I'm not sure about the Pavillion's capabilities but your PC must be able to run this game. You have an integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 graphics subsystem which provides support for DX 9 pixel and vertex shaders. The performance though may not be the best as this chip is not very powerful. I believe that you will be able to run the game with minimum graphics, otherwise you may consider buying a new, standalone graphics card. I can't make any suggestions though as I can't find the expansion capabilities of your motherboard (I can't see if it has an AGP slot, required for most graphics cards of your PC's era. It is also possible that you can find a simple PCI graphics card - be carefull, not PCI Express.).

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hello thank you for taking the time to read this. So i just refilled my ink cartridges for my hp photosmart printer, but it keeps telling me that my ink levels are low and that i need to refill them, but i already did. IS there anything i can do? I would really appreciate input. Thank you again so much for taking the time to read this.

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ever since i swapped my celeron motherboard for my amd 64 1 i have started getting crashes with it. I get the technical difficulties error which says - could be overheating, not meeting the reuqirements or viruses. It cant be overheating because my comp has several fans. Cant be viruses because of my anti virus scan. I do also meet the requirements.

my computer is...
Amd 64 3000+
1gb ram
256mb geforce5700FX

It use to be a celeron with same ram and GFX card.

Any ideas?

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Hi, not sure where to post this as it is hardware related, i have just removed a dud memory card and have to wait on a new one so i am now running on one card and there is only two slots so i am unsure which slot to put it in or if it really matters?? it is a Compaq Presario F551AU notebook. would it be the slot closest to the motherboard or the slot that sits on top of this one that is closer to the case?? any help please.

A:memory card question

Hello Mitchell,

It should not really matter as long as it is seated properly in the slot. It will either work and the computer will boot, or not. If not, then just install it in the other slot instead. It will not hurt anything.

I hope you get your replacement soon.

Hope this helps,

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I will get 2 × 512 MB 800MHz memory into my PC soon, but I want to make sure it'll work right, without any sort of problems, so can anyone tell me, whether it will be OK?
My PC:
Win XP SP2
Video Card: Nvidia 6600 , 128 MB
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.93 GHz
Motherboard: last one of Asrock series
2 HDDs, one PATA, one SATA

A:Memory Card Question: Would it be OK?

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i'm looking for a way to partition my full sized 2GB SD card in windows xp or vista for Wii homebrew?

A:Memory Card Question

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Some cards have the speed with (effective) after it and others don't. What does that mean? What would be faster, 1450 or 1450(effective)?

As a seperate question, would a gfx card with really fast clock speeds but 256mb of ram do better than a card with 100mhz less in clockspeeds but a full 512mb ram?

A:Graphics card memory question

Why is DDR RAM called DDR? DDR stands for double data rate (meaning that they can get 2 bits of data per pin in 1 clock cycle, as opposed to 1 bit in single data rate). DDR400 actually runs at 200MHz, but the double data rate essentially doubles the speed. So while it's only running at 200MHz, it's essentially 400.

So if the RAM on a graphics card is running at 1450MHz effective, its actual clockrate is probably 725MHz, just running at double data rate.

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I have a Memory card reader and on the windows explorer it shows all the card slots as drives.

Is it possible for it to only show the slot that has media in (dare I say, like a mac)?

The same with my optical drives, is it possible to 'hide' them only showing when they have mounted a an item of optical media?

Or is this just pipe dreams, and only the preserve of unix based systems?

A:Memory card reader question

Folder Options

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

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A friend just gave me his old PS (not PS2), along with a memory card.

However the memory card is full and I cannot seem to access anything on it to clear some space.

Any suggestions?


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I have a winfast leadtek a310 i beleive is based on the NVidia 5600fx chip. I have the option in my bios to enable to card to use system memory.

Will each increase in this number ... ie it is at 128Mb now.... be met with an increase in video card performance?

is there any limit to how much a set aside if I have lots of spare memory?

thanks. alex

A:Video Card Memory Question

if it can use system memory, then it's an integrated graphics chip (I've never seen a graphics card that can use system memory)

And in that case, it's not very powerful anyway. It'd probably hurt system performance if you let it use more than 64 or 128 megs. The limit is usually 256, as far as i know.

And if it's an integrated chip, then it's probably not based off any nVidia platform.
-=of course, all this is based on the assumption that it's an integrated graphics chip. so let me ask you to make sure, is it?

EDIT: After a quick google search, it seems that card is actually an expansion after all.... which confuses me since i've never seen an expansion card that can borrow system memory O_o.

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Hello i have a MB with a Built in Video card the video card is a nVidia 6100

i noticed that my system is only dedicating 64mb of ram to my video..

the question is how do i adjust this?

i have 2gb of ram on my system so i can afford to give more to video i just dont know how

any ideas?

A:Solved: Video Card Memory Question..

Video cards usually have their own, on-board memory and do not share system memory. But some do share system memory and that amount is limited and needs to be set in BIOS.

And sometimes some system memory is set aside for textures, too. The amount can be set in BIOS setup as the machine boots. It is usually called "Aperture Size".

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I have a compaq presario SR1811NX with built in memory card readers, anyhow when I stick my SD card into the MMC/SD reader slot this autoplay with a search light thing comes up then nothing happens... is it possibly because i am missing components for my computer? ... any thoughts?

A:Question about built-in memory card readers!

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my radeon x800 was working fine, but then the drivers culdnt read it. So i updated the drivers and i was still having the same problem. I tried everything so i decided to reformat. After that my video card was working fine, but only on the desktop. When i attempt to play a game, i can see the brightness go up and everything, but then it gets dark and i have fps lag.


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Can I change my Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5914 built with a AMD Sempron™ 3600+ CPU to a AMD Athlon 64/X2 CPU. Toshiba Tech support tells me that the processor is soldered and built into the motherboard but it is not. Both processors are socket AM2

A:Technical Question

The only hardware upgrade that you can usually make to a laptop is to add more RAM - if it supports adding more.

From what I've read so far, that model laptop comes with the AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.00 GHz processor and supports up to 4 GB of DDR2 PC2-6400(DDR2-800) RAM.


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Right hopefully someone can assist here!

I used to find Windows Media Player had a useful automatic cleanup option when 5 or more mp3s were found in the library without an actual mp3 file to relate too....

I want to know why now when i have 7 or 10 tracks that have been removed by myself, when i go to play them (forgetting i removed them) do i no longer get the option pop up asking if i would like WMP to cleanup the library!?!?

I use Windows 7 btw

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I have XP installed on my PC and wanted to install it on my laptop. I called MS to activate it and was told that the license did not allow me install it on two machines.

I can't believe this. Any comments?

A:not a technical question

"license did not allow me install it on two machines"

I believe technically it's supposed to be that way with all there OS's according to the ELUA

more info...XP Activation


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I recently bought a 109 dollar HIS Radeon HD 7750 graphics card, brand new, from newegg.com. I plugged it into my motherboard, turned on my computer, inserted the driver installation disk, and proceeded to download the driver. It started to download, and then froze completely for about 2 seconds before giving me the BSOD with the following specs:
Bug Check Code: 0x000000ca.
Parameter 1: 00000000`0000000b.
Parameter 2: fffffa80`05794a10.
Parameter 3: 00000000`00000001.
Parameter 4: 00000000`00000000.
Caused By Driver: ntoskrnl.exe.
Caused By Address: ntoskrnl.exe+7cc80.
Full Path: C:\Windows\Minidump\042612-36551-01.dmp.
I need to know what's up with my computer. Is the graphics card not right for it possibly?

A:Graphics card difficulties PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR

You are getting a kernel fault that is more typically software related than hardware if you could get that file out of c:\windows\minidump , zip and upload here I could get a bit more info from that.

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I have a client who is receiving the BSOD when she is just surfing the internet. Here is the STOP code she is receiving:

0x00000050 (0xBFBFBFC3, 0x00000000, 0x8052DB78, 0xoooooo2)

Computer Specs:
XP sp3
2GB Ram

I have researched this as much as I can and have come to the conclusion that it is either the PSU or the Ram. I have just started learning how to research BSOD codes and would like a second opinion about this.

Thanks in advance.

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I am using a program (which I didn't write) which creates a database driven website. It was working well, but suddenly, when I try to add new records, I get errors. I have the system on a WIN2000 server, and also mirrored on my WIN98 system at home.

On the WIN2000 server, I get this error message: "ERROR: Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors. Check each OLE DB status value, if available. No work was done."

On the WIN98 system, I get this error: "Errors Occurred"

In both cases, the record does get added, but it cannot be edited - only deleted.

Since I couldn't reach the guy who wrote the program I was using, I did some research, and found this page over at Microsoft:


It described this error exactly. It said I needed to upgrade my MDAC and JET versions to make these errors go away. I don't really know what MDAC and JET are, but I found them for download on Microsoft's site.

Using my WIN98 system as the guinea pig, I downloaded and installed MDAC 2.6 and JET 4.0 - the most recent versions of both. Needless to say, it didn't fix the problem.

The only thing that changed on my WIN98 system is that instead of getting the "Errors Occurred" message, I now get the much longer error message that my server returns.

I haven't tried upgrading the server because - well - I'm afraid to touch the server, especially when the fix didn't work on... Read more

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A while back, I asked a DSL provider about the distance betwween my house and the nearest DSL central office, which is about 6 miles away. Here's the partial response I got:

If the form says you qualify then you should be no more than 18,000 feet from the central office in your area. However, that is 18,000 feet in actual line length, not in walking or driving distance from the CO.Click to expand...

Question #1: How many miles is 18,000 feet? I'm sure it's less than 6 miles.
Question #2: Why are the DSL cables so short?

Today, I ordered it anyway from my phone company, and a technician is coming later this week to install it for me.

After it's all hooked up, if it doesn't connect, I'll have to cancel the whole shebang.

I really hope it works cuz I'm getting fed up with this dialup connection on these very crappy voice-grade phone lines.

A:A Couple of Technical DSL Question

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I bought a new Compaq Presario laptop, and the specs say it has 256mb of PC2100, (266MHZ) DDR-SDRAM, with a max capacity of 1G. So I went out and bought 1G (2-512mb modules, same specs). When I opened up the memory compartment and removed the memory the laptop came with, it was marked 256mb, DDR, 333 mhz, PC 2700.

My questions:

Are the two types of memory interchangeable?
Can using PC 2700 333 mhz harm the computer if it is meant to run PC2100, 266 mhz?
If I use the PC2100, 266mhz, will my computer run slower?
What should I do?



A:LAPTOP RAM - Technical QUestion

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I have a client who needs BOTH some PHP and some SSI code in a webpage. The filetype needs to remain as SHTML. I tried making an SHTML page that included PHP, but what happens when I modify the .htaccess file is that one or the other gets done, but not both.

For example, I used this in the .htaccess:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .shtml
AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .shtml
DirectoryIndex index.shtml index.php index.html

That does the PHP coding just fine in the shtml file, but not the
<!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/Tracking/ax.cgi" --> SSI code
line in the shtml page.

When I switch the first two lines, it does the SSI, but not the PHP.

How can I get it to do both the SSI *and* the PHP?



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I'm looking at 2-Gig SD cards. The most taxing use for this card will be to store and play back videos in 320x resolution on a Palm TX. My concern is that these videos be played back with no hesitations so the performance speed-wise is important.

Of course, I am concerned about price, too; the prices I've found range from as low as about $50 to as high as $250--quite a range.

Here are the cards I'm looking at. Does anyone have advice for me and does anyone have any first-hand experience they can relay to me that might help:

PNY at $50

Corsair at $68

Patriot at $78

Edge Tech at $81

Transcend at $85

Usually, I buy only name-brand stuff. I like the compatibility and reliability Crucial has give me over the last five years; but, the prices of these SD cards from NewEgg are very tempting. Crucial wants about double the above prices for the same size card.

A:Need Technical Advice on SD Card

Look here too.


Your see there are many types of CompactFlash cards.
Professional Cards
Platinum Cards
CompactFlash Cards

The Professional Cards only work for some camers. So check to make sure a higher speed card will work for you.

I know I got me a faster SD card last year for my nikon coolpix and the speed is I think 3 times faster then what was out a year or so before that went I got my camera. Really helps in taking pictures to have a faster card.

I like the lexar or you can get the Ritz carmera cards too but they are still made by lexar.

But as you can see there is more then brand and size but also speed and if your going to do video i would think getting the faster speed card you can get that works on your camera would be best.

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Hello you smart computer techies!!! I need a little assistance. I hate Norton as it was hogging up my PC. So I uinstalled it (via the norton uninstall) and went out and bought PC-cillin 2005. I installed it and everything was going fine until I attempted to connect to the internet (via IE). No internet. No email connection either (makes sense since IE and OE 6 are connected to each other. Aren't they?) Anywhoo, I uninstalled PC-cillin pdq, and viola Internet working just fine.

Called PC-cillin cust. spt. a very nice Hindu lady finally helped me disable the 'Personal Firewall' component of the new software after we reinstalled it. She assesed the problem is with my Internet provider. I was asked to call them and ask three specific questions 1. what port number am i using, 2. do they have a firewall up?, 3. any specific password or setting?

Internet provider was very perturbed at first with my three little questions insisting that the problem is with PC-cillin software not with them (the service provider). they answered my questions though, --, no, no.

I just sent an email to cust spt @ PC-cillin with the same info presented here.

but since you guys are almost always quicker, and there is no need to decipher the accent, I thought I'd try TechSupportGuy too.

I have a limited knowledge of computers, even less it seems when it comes to software conflicts. But my guess's at the problem is this, : 1. norton is not TOTALLY off my pc, or 2. I'm runni... Read more

A:Very technical question may be difficult to answer

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When a song is played in iTunes where does it load to?

Obviously the song is on the hard-rive but does it constantly read it off the hard-rive? Or does it throw it into the page file or ram?

A:Solved: iTunes Technical Question...

Players usually buffer at least part of what they are playing in RAM to insure a constant data stream and smooth playback. Some of that could end up as paged if the OS needed the RAM for something else, but probably not very often, if at all.


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When I go to my BIOS, I see two hard drives: P0 and P2.
Let's call them as Disk1 and Disk2.

Regularly, I am booting from Disk2.
(By the way, one of the disks is dedicated to operating systems, and the other is dedicated to libraries. I don't know which one is which, since they are identical drives, but as I said regularly I am booting from Disk2).

When I have a boot problem such as "Insert correct media device", I am putting the system repair disc, and (after booting the system repair disc from cd/dvd drive) it gives me the error that "this repair disc is not compatible with your version".
But, when I change the first drive from Disk2 to Disk1 in BIOS, it doesn't give that error and shows me the system repair options.

What does this mean?
Why it is happening like that?
Does it mean that if I remove Disk1 physically or disable it, I can never use any system repair disc?
How can I solve this problem?
What are my options if a system repair disc gives me the "not compatible" error?

A:Technical Boot Question (2 Disks)

It sounds like your boot files are on disk 1, P0, and your OS is on disk 2, P2. You need to have a look in disk management to see whats what. If that is true, you won't be able to boot up to your OS if you remove disk 1.

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On discord, its not uncommon for me to come across "Cursed MP4 Files" with strange properties.

I'm incredibly interested how the creators of these files were able to get their results and mostly I want to make my own "cursed files". Some of the properties I've seen are video lengths upwards of 13,000 hours long, yet still being 1 MB. I've also seen videos that have negative video lengths and videos that display the video length as 0, yet still plays a video.

How were some of these made? I can file share the specific MP4 files in question

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This is my model:

Gateway 825GM - ( http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/4364/4364cl2.shtml )
P4 3.4Ghz ( 550 Chip )
2GB Ram
250 SATA 7200RPM HD
D915GSN: BTX Form Factor Motherboard
16X DVD+RW Dual Layer
Integrated Sound
Integrated 10/100/1000 NIC
7 USB 2.0 Ports ( 4 used )
1 IEEE1394 Port
ATI Radeon X300 SE ( PCI Express 16 ) 128MB Video < ---------
300 Watt Power Supply <--------

My question is about the two arrows above.

I want to upgrade to either an ATI X700 Pro or a nVidia 6600GT Video card as the ATI X300SE is the most basic PCIE card there is and acts like it. After a bunch of research i've pretty much figured out that my 300watt is not going to cut it. I bought a 500watt power supply from Gateway ( the maker of the PC ) after consulting with them and assured it would work..... it didn't. It had to be returned.

My question(s) are.....

What power-supply will do the job? and do I really need to upgrade the power- supply to get this card?

Ohhhh and one other question.... My DVD+RW is the Master and the ROM is the slave... will I get any performance boost if I reverse this? ( SATA HD is on a different channel ).

I am on a budget so anything over $225 including a new Power-Supply is simply out of the question. I am not a Serious Gamer but I do like to play some graphic-intensive games from time to time ( Splinter-Cell, GTA3, GTA Vice-City and soon GTA San Andreas ).

A:Power-Supply & Video Card Upgrade difficulties

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go HERE for a handy power supply wattage calculator.

Also, go HERE for a great article on psu`s.

Your final question regarding your dvd drives. I don`t think it will make any difference to your performance.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hi, I'm wondering what is wrong with my computer.

When I play a game ( World of Warcraft ) or few others, I get a message or something thats on my monitor that says
"Out of Range" Set monitor resolution lower or read the manual guide.

When I'm in the game it works fine, but then it all freezes and I got that message and it kept happening a few other times
maybe after 30 mins of playing or so.

I'm wondering why I get this message and the specs are below if needed.


Computer - Compaq Presario 5108 US or 5000 series

Motherboard - Via

Processor - AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz

Memory - 384 RAM

Graphics Card - Radeon X1300/X1550 series
If you need anything else listed please tell me.


A:Technical Error with Graphics Card

You max out the video display of both your video card or the monitor. You would have to use a lower setting. Don't max the settings otherwise you'll get this error..

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I just wanted to know if anyone knows a website, or book that I could learn all of the "Computer Lingo" like what is FSB, or a multiplier of 13 = clockspeed. I know somewhat about computers, but in depth I really don't know anything. I love to come to this forum for advice, but I hate not knowing anything at all. I'd rather read up on this stuff instead of constantly asking for help this is to help me so I won't be completley lost; Trying to overclock my computer, or making my computer run very smoothly. Please help.


A:Question: Resource for technical terminology explanations

Computer Stuff @ Howstuffworks

Have a nice time reading.

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Hi there,

I have a question about the "amvo virus" and Combofix...

My goal is to REMOVE this virus and then PREVENT my PC from being infected another time by the same virus...Does ComboFix just remove "amvo" or fixes the problem, protecting my PC "forever" against this virusc ???

If it doesn't, can anyone tell me a good practice for preventing this infection in future? (possibly, something more sophisticated than just disabling the execution of the autorun.ini in every external drive...)

Thanks a lot guys...

A:Technical Question about ComboFix and the AMVO malware

amvo.exe) is a backdoor Trojan that is installed with other malicious files. Backdoor Trojans, IRCBots and Infostealers are very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which they send back to the hacker. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. Read Danger: Remote Access Trojans.If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should immediately disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. You should change each password by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?Although the infection has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no w... Read more

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Yesterday morning I restarted my Dell Inspiron 6400 to finish installing an update to my virus protection software (McAfee Plus), and as the computer was shutting down my external HD became disconnected from the laptop. Since then, however, my computer has failed to start. It gets to the very first screen, with the manufacturer's logo and progress bar, then moves to an error page.

On that page, "Windows Boot Manager" informs me that failed to start. "A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." To fix the problem, they recommend I insert my Windows installation disc, follow the repair process, etc.

I do not have this DVD, as it never shipped with my laptop. They recommend, as an alternative, to contact my computer manufacturer. I've done so, and checked through Dell's support site. Their FAQs told me to contact their support department. However, my warranty has also ended. Simply to contact them to find out what my recourse is will cost $49. I'd prefer not to do that unless I know they'll send me some sort of repair DVD.

So, a few questions, more to your experiences than to the software itself:

1. Is it likely that Dell will provide a Windows Vista DVD to a computer past warranty? I doubt it sincerely, but perhaps there's a chance.

2.If that doesn't work, I presume I'll have to buy Vista. Being as I had Home Basic before, would I be able to purchase and use an upgrade disc, or would I have t... Read more

A:Not strictly a technical question: trouble starting Vista

They should provide one for a small fee.

You won't be able to upgrade a Dell version of Vista with a normal Vista upgrade. You would need to get a full version, or an upgrade that Dell has altered for their machines.

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Hypothetical situation:

The givens:
desktop computer
a power supply with intermittent voltage drops
voltage occasionally drops enough to cause a spontaneous reboot.
voltage is being monitored on the 12-volt leg
wall current integrity is good at all times
When a spontaneous reboot occurs, what voltage should one see this occur at?

A:Technical question about power supplies and spontaneous reboots

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I understand USB flash drives are composed of two components, the memory part that retains the data and the controller that regulates the writing and retrieval of the data. I alo understand there are different types of the controller components.

Also, I've learned that some machines will see just about any USB flash drive; but, I occasionally see some machines that will recognize one of my flash drives and not the other. I suspect this is because of the different controllers in each of the USB flash drives.

Here's the question: Is there a way to determine which USB flash drives contain which controller components?

The reason I'm asking is that I have two USB flash drives, a 16-Gig and a 32-Gig. The 16- is getting too small and I'm going to retire it in favor of a new 32- or 64-Gig and I don't want to end up with two that have the same controller component and then run into a machine that will see neither.

A:Technical question about USB flash drives' internal controllers

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Thank you so much for reading my query. Below are the details. Can you help me?

Running windows XP service pack 2 on a dell inspiron 2600
O2Micro OZ6912 CardBus Controller
and using 4 Port USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Cardbus found at the link below:

When I attempt to connect a microsoft mp3 zune device and a maxtor external hard drive onto this cardbus my system resources max out and my system freezes. Why!? Please help.

A:Non technical female needs help! Cardbus USB card freezes my computer

hello & welcome to TSF,

could you please go to the (device manager) see if you have any (red/yellow ) quotation marks in it


start / select (my computer /bu right clicking it

then select (properties /by left clicking it

then select ( hardware tab

then select ( device manager
now in that windows tool bar select ( veiw / then in the drop down menu select (show all hidden devices )

make a note of these quotation marks & get back to us


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Hi there, I have a T400 running Windows XP Professional that's in pristine condition, that I'd like to upgrade to Win 7 Prof + an SSD + 8GB of RAM.  It came with a Window's 7 upgrade DVD (and companion DVD) with instructions that note I will need to do a clean install since I have XP. I specifically had this system downgraded from Vista when it was shipped to me in 2010.  The Upgrade DVD says "Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro UPG Fulfill Lenovo" on it. I'm okay with the clean install since I'm running XP, but my question is: if I'm already going  to swap out the HDD to an SSD and I need to do a clean install anyway, can I just remove my old HDD, F1 boot from the disk and then install Windows 7 straight to my new SSD?  Or will the "Upgrade" version of Windows 7 look for something on the old HDD to give it permission to install? Thanks for any advice.  So essentially   

A:Lenovo T400 technical question - upgrading to Win 7 Prof + Samsung SSD and 8GB RAM

If the DVDs came from Lenovo, I am fairly sure it will work fine and use the Vista license in the BIOS

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hi, my sony memory stick says "reinsert the memory card " when i insert it into my cybershot camera. It cant read the memory card, does anybody know what wrong and how to fix it. thanks.

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I asked a question in another thread wanting to know if there were any good free alternatives to programs PCAnywhere or GoToMyPC. Boy did I ever get more than I expected in TeamViewer that EAFiedler suggested.

Now I have a technical question about how TeamViewer works. It connects to remote systems across the internet not by an IP number that I enter but rather by an arbitrary nine-digit number assigned to the system when the program is set up. It connects so quickly that I know it cannot be scanning every IP address on the 'net looking for a TeamViewer connection at every one of them. So, I have deduced that there must be a server out there somewhere that stores TeamViewer information.

Does anyone know enough about this to confirm this and/or explain it to me somewhat?

Next question: What about security? Are there any security issues I should be concerned about, other than the obvious, of course?

A:Technical question about TeamViewer remote access/remote office

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So basically my girlfriend has Windows 7, I decided to upgrade her computer to the Windows 10 Technical Preview to fool around with it a bit more.
My question is, once its released on July 29th, will I be able to get the FREE copy I was originally supposed to get or am I stuck with the technical preview version?
How does Microsoft know I used to have Windows 7?
She has the Chinese version, so when I upgraded it converted everything to Chinese and I had to change all the settings to English. Will I be able to download a FRESH english ISO and upgrade to that for free?

A:Question Regarding Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview

Hi Simpuhl What a coincidence, someone just posted a picture on another forum that answers your question.So yes, you'll be able to either upgrade to the official release of Windows 10 on July 29th, or download an .iso to perform a clean installation and use your product key to activate it.

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Memory Riser Question XW8600 Is the HP 449416-001 MEMORY RISER compatible with the XW8600? I am about to recieve 4 of these risers (free from my friend) and would like to know if anyone could tell me if they are compatible with the xw8600 (part# RV726AV)? xw8600 (part# RV726AV) -->URL: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=3432827 Thanks in advance--- J4.52

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I have a computer I built and used since 2010 running well. It has two matched 4GB sticks of DDR3 for a total of 8GB. I have two remaining slots (empty) for ram on the motherboard to add more ram. Do I need to find the exact same memory as the ram I am currently using or does it matter?

A:Question regarding Dual Channel Memory- Mix or Match Memory

If you can get the same kit again it would be best but if you can get a kit with the same timings, speed, and voltage you should be okay. You should use cpu-z to find out your kit model and timings it supports. CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID At the moment your two current sticks should in the white slots.

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