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camaroguy1998

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  1. Do you have any programs running in the background that continuously check themselves or check other programs? If a program is trying to write to the HDD it will stop the Defrag every time! Doing a repair to windows could possibly fix your problem. If you have a file that is missing or corrupted a repair could fix that! Curiosity, if you stay on the computer and continue using it does not lockup? How long before it locks up at idle?
  2. Looking at your sig I'm guessing you're not much of a Micheal Vick fan? I seen a headline on the net the other day saying something about him ordering "Poor Performing Dogs" to be shot! I also read it is expected he will plead guilty to a plea bargain in the near future. If everything I've read is true I hope he gets some jail time! (IMHO) Just so everyone knows......... My opinion is not the opinion of COD or anyone here at COD! Its is just that, My Opinion!
  3. camaroguy1998

    New HTPC

    For HTPC use its fine! I dont think I'd suggest using it for gaming. Its original intention is for HTPC usage! As for the operational distance the 3M it states is way understated! I can use it at 25-30' not in line of sight and probably further in line of sight!
  4. camaroguy1998

    New HTPC

    Its not a track ball, its a thumb operated joystick! http://www.btc.com.tw/english/news_15.htm
  5. camaroguy1998

    New HTPC

    I use a wireless keyboard that has a joystick controller for mouse functions. Its a so so board but it works fine and suits its purpose.
  6. camaroguy1998

    New HTPC

    Digital Cable and Sattelite TV makes it difficult to use PVR functions without MCE and a 3rd party IR blaster program to get the STB to change channels for each program being recorded! I only have 1 STB and use analog cable in the rest of the house. I'd love to dump Charter Cable but it would cost me more to convert to sattelite and make it difficult to record LOST, Traveler, The Nine, etc... Being a 2nd shifter I rely on recorded TV! Theres so much i would miss without my PVR! First reason for the OrigenAE X15e is no need for a Monitor! Second being the touch screen! I have 2 sets of inputs on TV(besides the standard cable input) I use one for TV out from the Video card, Desktop functions. The other is used for the TV out from the Hauppauge Tuner card. You're right it was expensive, but the case is the centerpiece of the system! I spent more on the case than I did the rest of the system! Specs.... ABIT NF7-S R2 AMD 2500 Barton 1G Memory Nvidia 5200 (PCI) Hauppauge PVR-350 40G Seagate Boot Drive and 320 Seagate for storage. OrigenAE X15e Eventually I will update the system and it will become the centerpiece of a true Home Theater! Once I get my 50" Plasma (Hopefully for Christmas)
  7. How do you get 2 instances of [email protected] to run? I can only get one to run at a time.
  8. camaroguy1998

    New HTPC

    Are you going to do a Article/Guide for Media Portal? So you're only using your HTPC to view DVD's and pics? A Tuner Card would increase the capabilities of your system immensely! PVR functions alone are worth the $80 - 130 cost! I still have a VCR but I dont use it anymore! I have a dedicated HTPC for recording TV daily and a 2nd Tuner card in my main rig to record any special programs I may want to keep and/or burn to a disc!
  9. camaroguy1998

    New HTPC

    What tuner card are you using? SageTV is probably the best. Beyond TV is pretty good also. They all work better when patrnered with MCE. I dont use MCE and have been using the software that came with my Haupauge PVR-350 and HVR-1600 Its pretty basic but it works.
  10. And I thought I was busy. Sounds like you don't have time to realize you're busy!
  11. I belong to several forums and most of them get quiet this time of year, mostly because of the ending school year! They usually come around in late summer! You are right though Bruceleeon, new content helps bring in new people and competition is tough getting new members and keeping old ones!
  12. Try going down in resolution instead of up! Your Laptop is a few yrs old and was intended to run a lower res. like 1024x768(not an absolute) as a normal res.
  13. Thank You! If I decide to do this you are at the top of the list and its a short list
  14. I'm betting a username/password setup would work. The guy is a natural cure cancer survivor and he wants to share his info with everyone but wants to have a small fee to access the info so he can help pay for hosting and site services! Its going to be a while before I know whats going on, right now I'm just checking out options! Thanx for your Help!
  15. Hey Bruceleeon, I've been asked recently if I knew of a hosting co. Which of course you came to mind! I plan on recommending you, if thats cool!?!(My Bet It Is!) He hasnt asked me yet But, I'm expecting to get that "Do You Think You Could Do This For Me" The guy is computer illiterate, he doesnt even own a computer YET! I'm not sure I want to take him on, I did this twice before and it didnt turn out well in the end. Wasnt my fault hosting Co. went belly up and I took the whack for it! But thats another story!!! I have a cpl questions for you before I even think about talking to him! Do you support HTML editors, in particular CuteSite Builder? Its a basic wysiwyg editor. Also I'll probably be using COD's forums for a little help. He's talking about having a pay membership type site and I've never done anything like that! Is that very hard to setup? Thats it for the moment, if this does happen I'm sure I'll have a few more questions!
  16. Dealin with elderly parents, mine and wifes I still surf through just havent had time to really stop and smell the puter parts if you know what I mean!
  17. Looks Good! Straight Forward, Very Professional!
  18. No B4 and/or after pics?
  19. Hahaha I still find it hard to see Sulu act like that! It is hilarious though!
  20. I totally agree and will also say its not the heritage but it is the status of their immigration "ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT" I dont have a problem with someone coming to our country as long as they want to become an American citizen also be a contributing citizen, not a burden on an alrdy taxed economy and infrastructure! Whatever city has the HQ of BoA should pass a law that would punish them severely for this injustice to the American People! Please forgive my rant but this is just wrong!
  21. Thats just gross! After watching Jackass2 it doesnt surprise me much though.
  22. YW! May only be 4 WU's so far but check the score, 4WU / 1343 = 335.75 points per WU
  23. I dont plan on buying it. My daughter bought a Sony VAIO laptop today and we get a Vista Voucher with it so she's giving that to me! The guy at BB said it should be a copy of Vista Home premium! From my understanding thats equal to XP MCE. Does anyone know if thats probably true? I did get a chance to play with Vista Ultimate while we haggled on the price of the new laptop! The GUI of Vista wasnt as different from XP as I thought it would be! I was able to navigate through most basic functions without any help, so if I can do it most people will be able to handle it! BTW....We bought the VAIO SZ 330 for $1100, original MSRP of $2050 that included an extra battery too!
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