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Best/Worst RPG you've played?

Question: Best/Worst RPG you've played?

I'm an old time D&D player. (From back when the original three book box set came out in the late '70s.) I've played a number of D&D style RPGs over the years that I've had a 'puter, and am interested in what games others play/have played. What RPGs do you play, and which wouldn't you touch with a ten foot cyber-pole?

Eric M

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Answer: Best/Worst RPG you've played?

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An opposite to the thread giovannicosta made, what is the worst game you played? Also specify the platform Anything pre playstation/N64 does not count

Answer:what was your WORST game you played?

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since when does operation bait detail of illegal acts, their was nothing illegal I was doing to retaliate??? You are always the first to shutdown an issue/topic like its the end of the world!!!! I mean come on.. ILLEGAL ACTS... nothing in that thread said I was doing anything illegal... LOL

Answer:Animal! The Worst Of Worst Mods/admins...

what is next animal... you going to threaten me about use of forum... block me or what... just so in 10 minutes ill be logged into another screen name with 2k posts??????? overreacting I think you are... IMO

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I purchased HP AU113TX notebook 3 months back. And since then I am getting BSOD error and till date I have opened 3 case id of which my last case id is opened for more than one month(CaseId: 3036636047) Why customer should suffer because of issues in your laptop. Being a loyal customer of HP, would say I will never ever trust HP again.

Answer:Worst company worst support.



I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

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After seeing all the problem-related topics in this forum, I figured I'd post a "normal" gaming discussion topic. I'll start.

What I Played: World of Warcraft

What I Expected: A deep, complex MMO that would take hours of personal research to fully understand; wholly addictive game that would eat through my wallet with its monthly fees

What I Got: An easy to learn, easy to use MMO that held my hand in a good way; awful, run of the mill quests, unaddictive game that caused me to cancel my subscription after the first free month.

Answer:What You Played, What You Expected, and What You Got

What I Played: New Wolfenstein

What I expected: Old school look, sounds and feel, maybe some of the play from older Raven games like Soldier Of Fortune.

What I Got: Another scripted game with narrow play areas. Good graphics and fun, but no doubt why first person shooters have gone downhill. Sadly these guys can't seem to capture the simplicity of the old games in a modern environment. If you didnt know the name of the guy in the first Wolfenstein, you would not know this was Wolfenstein.

Too bad you didnt play the WoW expansions. I have played for 5 years, the game got better with the expansions. Quests were better, etc.

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I've been using the text to speech system on XP for ages now, but one day I tried to play LH michael's voice, and it displays this message.

"This voice cannot be played. Please try selecting another voice or selecting a different auido output device."

It is the same for LH michelle. I tried switching to another audio output device, but no result. Microsoft Sam still works fine...
If anyone could help restore these voices it would be very much appreciated.


Answer:This voice cannot be played?

Erm, bump?

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I was wondering if anyone has setup their PC to play DVDs and watch them on their TV? I have a 27" TV (no S-video or component video inputs, 5 yrs old). I was wondering: (1) what all is needed to setup this scenario (DVD player, encoder card?,video card w/ S-video or component video outputs,...) and (2) is this cost feasible?, and (3) how does it compare in quality (picture,sound,...). Are their other things to consider? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Has anyone played DVDs from PC to TV?

Well, monitors have a higher resolution than TVs, so they won't give you as good of a picture.

A DVD decoder card is the best way to go as it takes all the load off the CPU for playback and is much less likely to cause trouble. They usually have S vidoe outputs, so I'm not sure how you would connect to your television.

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Music played on WLM I'd like to have music being heard when I send someone an e-mail using WLM. Is it possible to do, and if so, would it require a particular format? (This done without the recipient having to click on an icon).

To ICit2lol: If I can get my meaning across; Is it possible to have a particular song embedded with, or into, an e-mail message so that it is heard when the e-mail message is opened? If not, OK!

Answer:Have music played in WLM

Quote: Originally Posted by Trident1

Music played on WLM I'd like to have music being heard when I send someone an e-mail using WLM. Is it possible to do, and if so, would it require a particular format? (This done without the recipient having to click on an icon).

To ICit2lol: If I can get my meaning across; Is it possible to have a particular song embedded with, or into, an e-mail message so that it is heard when the e-mail message is opened? If not, OK!

I doubt this is even possible, if it were though, this is against every basic security principle.

To have something automatically run as soon as an email is opened is an invitation to countless security risks.

Your intentions may be harmless but to allow that type of action on a computer is reckless suicide.

BTW, you can always hit the report triangle and request your thread be moved, instead of starting another.

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Hi Guys!

Which according to you is the best game you have ever played??? I am sure your comments will help many like me who want to know more about good games.

As for me, I love NFS, Max Payne and IGI.


Answer:Which is the best game you ever played???

Sorry guys! Seems like there's already a thread running with the same objective. Mods, please delete or lock this thread...

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whats up guys, just bought a copy of WoW and my PC has 2 drives, one is DVD drive which i think is broke, and the other is CD RW, i have always been able to play my games in that drive but this game says dvd rom on the cd and it wont play in the CD RW drive so, will it only play in a DVD drive? or can i do something to make it work in the CD RW? please help! thanx!

Answer:WoW must be played in DVD drive????

No you will need a DVD drive.I have PM you

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Question: Most Played Game

Does anyone know a list of the most played multiplayer online games like how many people are online? not just pc also on ps3 xbox and all?

Answer:Most Played Game

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Hey everyone I'm looking into getting some newer games for my pc.Nvidia GeForce 9500T4G RAM DDR2Windows XP Home EditionAMD DualCore X2Has aanybody played the game "Fuel"?Also does anybody have any suggestions for any other Racing games?Just picked up Need For Speed:Undercover                        Thanks!

Answer:Fuel: Has Anybody played it?

Try Dirt 2

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Hi All,

I would need some help. Because a game of mine, Total War Shogun 2 crashes continuously at one point in the game when a turn is ending, I went online and checked out some possible tweaks and/or solutions. Most people appeared to be saying that the trick was to increase allocated memory by going into BCDEdit and increasing the memory allocation. I did this by typing the following in the cmd window after running it as an Administrator :

bcdedit/set increaseuserva 2500

The command line worked. Except, I have Windows 7 64bit, and it seems that this wasn't something that was needed to be done since the 64bit version already allocates sufficiently high amounts of RAM for running applications.

Where I need your help is to restore the original settings that were present before I increased RAM allocation.

I tried writing this : bcdedit /deletevalue increaseuserva

This didn't work because that command line doesn't seem recognised right now by my OS. It gives me an error of sorts.

Can I just write something like
bcdedit/set increaseuserva 8000 ???

I have 12GB or RAM.

I had noticed that my computer struggled opening some applications after doing that first increaseuserva.

Any help would be appreciated.

P.S. That also didn't help to fix the game crash, so I guess double whammy for me.

Answer:Played around with BCDedit and now need help

bcdedit/enum all

look carefully. Do you see increaseuserva?
There's no need to set this setting on x64 win7! Please delete it

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For wide area networks....
Big Astaro unit at mothership, these tiny "red" boxes at branch the quick demo...easy setup/config. So they're centrally managed, and looks like a wicked quick setup.

Answer:Anyone played with Astaro Red?

I saw these the other day while surfing their site. It looks cool. Be interesting to see how well it works

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Well? have you?

How is it? whats good and whats bad about the game?

Answer:Has anyone here played Red Faction?

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I found a fee mmorpg the problem is it doesn't have any type of help system at all. The webpage is half gone. Also there are enough people playing it but most are speaking other languages so I can't seem to get any help.

Just wondered if anyone has played R.O.S.E Online -

What I don't understand is how do you get spells? I trained to be a muse and I have a ton of points but I don't know how to train in any of the things in the skill tree. I pull it all up and theres a bunch of items but nowhere to "train"

Also once that gets answered I guess the next question is to find out if you put points into 1 a whole bunch of times is that better than putting a point in to get the skill then saving your other points for the other skills? I.E. should you have alot of skills with small amounts of points or be point heavy in 1 skill?

Answer:Anyone played this game?

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I think I remember something but not enough to answer this question for myself so I'll ask you. I think I heard something about a TV card but I am not sure.

Can I put a movie into my DVD player on the computer and watch it on the TV? If so could you please tell me how to do this? I have to go buy the sofware Power DVD XP to get my DVD ROM to work and might as well get everything I need at one time. The TV and Computer are not in the same romm but a close. The computer room is just off the living room.


Answer:DVD played from computer to TV?????

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I have a problem with my windows 7, I was trying to patch the uxtheme.dll set of files and ended upwith my pc with admin and my name icons on the startup page. I have messed about that much I now cannot run a downloaded compressed file without being asked for a password, but there is no place to put a password. Can you help me please as I am at my wits end. I do not want to re-install all my programs again it took me 5 days when I installed windows 7.

Answer:played about with to many settings

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Hello Everyone,

I am just asking a question has anyone played the above game. The reason I'm asking is that my computer has met all the requirements of the game but it's still running glichy.

System Requirements:

Windows xp/vista
1.7 Ghz processor or better
512MB Ram
6.0GB Hard disk
64MB Graphics with pixel shader 2.0
Direct x 9.0c

My Computer System:

Windows xp sp3
Intel P4 2.8GHz cpu
1.5GB Ram
80GB Hard disk with 1TB External Hard drive
ATI Radeon 3650 512MB Graphics Card
Direct x 9.0c installed

Answer:Has anyone played railworks?


Not played the game but if the game is glitchy, then make sure your graphic drivers are upto date version.

Make sure you have any game patches that have been released installed.

Try the game with your security applications disabled.

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my laptop has played dvd's and cd's tell now it will not play anything but u can hear it spin when it starts then it stops

Answer:my computer played cd's and dvd's tell now

Basically two things usually. One is that the drive has gone bad somehow. Second is some issue with the software. You may look at using a restore point to a time when it did work. It is pretty safe to do.Can look at hardware manager too maybe of consider other ways to test that actual drive. Might be possible to get an idea if you boot to some bootable media like the windows 7 dvd to test or some linux cd.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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Was going to run this as a monthly poll but had too many options so going to just create a standard poll.

Answer:What was the first game you've ever played?

voted for mario brothers

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hello everyone...when i play any .mp4 video using video players (vlc,kmplayer,windows media classic) the video seems to lag...if the video and audio were in sync,the video will appear distorted...but usually the video and audio are not in are some details about my operating system

System Information
Time of this report: 5/13/2013, 02:53:31
Machine name: ASUS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: U36JC
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/30/09 15:13:23 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3884MB RAM
Page File: 2882MB used, 4884MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Di... Read more

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probably not the right forum to post in - monitor, feel free to move this post if you know a better location.

DVD's that are recorded on Toshiba DVD writer play back OK on it and another DVD player but when i try to play them on PC there is video but no audio. I've checked the settings on my sound card and nothing is muted. i'm thinking maybe i need to download some type of plug in but dont know where to start looking. I've tried win mp and real player but no luck with either of these- still no audio. OS in win xp prof.

tks in adv - any help app

Answer:no DVD audio when played on pc

Check audio drivers and speaker settings.

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Insane, has to be one of the best offroading games ever. have any of you people played it?

Answer:Has Anyone Played Insane?

I have it.

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I have Nvidia PureVideo Decoder and Windows Media Player 11. I insert my DVD, which is Bleach the Movie Memories of No One, and it plays fine, just like a regular Dvd player. I close Windows Media Player, then reopen and try to play the Dvd again, but it won't work. It's just black with nothing except the track lists in the list pane. How do I solve this? ITS GETTING ON MY NERVES.

Answer:Why won't my Dvd be played a second time?

Oh, and ejecting the Dvd and insert it, same result.

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Is there any way that .avi or .mpg files can be converted and saved onto CD R-W in a format that can then be played on normal DVD hardware i.e. non PC based DVD units.


Answer:.avi to any that can be played in normal DVD

You might try <a href=>this</a>. It is a download on cnet, you might search for others too.

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All of a sudden there is no response when I put on a cd or a dvd. I'm windows xp and my laptop is not yet 4 yrs old

Answer:My laptop has played cd's and dvd's up to now

did you try a system restore back to before it stopped working? Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Given this will eventually be the new standard, and it might possibly happen in my life time, I want to start considering to learn how it works and how to work with it and what not.

Just wondering if anyone has played around with it or actually runs environments that use IPv6, or know of good tutorials to read up on?

Just starting this for general discussion, and resources, more or less.

Answer:Has anyone played with IPv6?

Agreed probably will happen in our life time .
The internet running out of ips so unless we all want to go NAT crazy well you know .
messed with it a bit but mostly im still just using IPv4

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I purchased Hexen 2 for my PC. It comes with 2 versions the GL (which I can't install) and the the regular version. The game came out in 97, yet when I'm running it in the highest resolution, the game looks like crap. All blocky and pixilated. The game was known for it's superior graphics of it's generation. It's looks worse than the original doom. I know this can't be right.What is causing this? I know that my PC is able to handle games much newer than Hexen 2. Hardware is not an issue.

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Was going to run this as a monthly poll but had too many options so going to just create a standard poll.

Answer:What was the first game you've ever played?

voted for mario brothers

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I left my computer on when i went to lunch and when i came back, my computer was playing radio!! And no program was opened........I i guess i've been infected with a virus?

I did a scan with norton antivirus and i found a 3 infected files which 2 of them i deleted.

however, there's this one:

Scan type: Realtime Protection Scan
Event: Virus Found!
Virus name: Trojan.Adclicker
File: C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe
Location: C:\WINDOWS
Computer: HARLOK
User: Harlok Jai
Action taken: Clean failed : Quarantine failed : Access denied
Date found: Fri Jul 20 14:21:39 2007

I can't do anything about that one, i can't delete it cause it says its still in use. What should I do? I have ran spybot and that has found nothing too.

Thank you very much

Answer:A Radio Played By Itself!

Hi, i am bill, and I will try to help with your issue. Lets try this first, Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home UsersDouble-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.Click the Scanning Control tab.Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main... Read more

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If I try to play a dvd in my media centre I have a error message "CANNOT PLAY The DVD cannot be played. If I try to play it in either realplayer or windows media player I get message "The DVD cannot be played. Key exchange for DVD copy protection failed."What can I do to rectify this ? is it my dvd decoder? any help welcomed I have a Dell dimension 3100 and have prevoiusly played dvd's on it.

Answer:The DVD cannot be played. Key exchange for DVD co

Try it with this free player not a solution but if it works shows there is not much wrongclick here

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It played 3D demos great, but never did play a blu-ray and usually played DVD's ok. Tried to get fix and found most did the same thing, then decided to upgrade to Windows 10 and at 18% installed, lost power. Next day a black screen, found hte OS was corupted.Now the most frustrating thing is HP never sent recovery discs, and no way to make them rather than to BUY them from HP. Cost me $160 to Office Depot bring to live , but lost all applications, data, and the 3D demos were gond too.I have bought nothing but HP for many years and have a small home business, from high end Laser printers, to the other 4 computors. All HP, but this ENVY 17 has me so frustrated and outright angered, will start to shop around when I replace anything now.After all this, how can I get the DVD and Blu-ray player to play in 3D as it was supposed to, or to paly at all? 

Answer:never played 3D plus more problems

Hi, Firstly what is your 17 3D machine ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine: You need glasses to see 3D movies. It simply plays as normal player.Regards.

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i have never been able to play dvds the screen goes fuzzy
and it says cant find "wnaspl32.dlll!" can any one help i have limited knolledge when it comes to computers

Message was edited by: mjr

Answer:sat pro 6100 dvd has never played


Wnaspi32.dll is a special system file for use with CD and DVD software. You may need this file if it was not included with your programs and they respond with "wnaspi32.dll not found" or a similar error message. It is only for use on Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP but not for Win98. It requires an administrative account. If wnaspi32.dll is unavailable, any CD/DVD drivers or other devices of this nature that are installed in your notebook may not function correctly.

It will be interesting to know which software you use. Did you already try to reinstall it?

There is one useful site. Check it


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im not shure if this should go here or in the multimedia section, but just resently ive bought a new 5.1 surrround sound system for my computer and so ive been listening to music allot but in the last 2-3 days when i try to play an mp3/wma with windows media player 11(x64 version) my computer restarts as soon as the mp3 loads(less than a second into playing it) the only way ive been able to fix this so far is to use the registry cleaner function of ccleaner then to reinstall windows media player every single time i want to play music.
does anyone know how i could permanantly fix this problem?

Answer:pc restarts when mp3 is played

dam, so no-one knows how to fix this problem?
if you have any idea at all please tell me it is starting to get really annoying

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just wondering if anyone has played this classic and their thoughts.

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Question: DVD Media Played

Suddenly, my HP Pavilion 2000 no longer supports playing DVDS. It claims that the Media Player is installed yet I cannot find it listed in my Applications list.  If I attempt to re-install the Media Player, I get a message that it was already installed. When placing a DVD inside, a message appears from Cyber Link that MPEG-2 videos are no longer supported and that I must download their app. I foolishly downloaded it, and I think it had a virus as it slowed-down my PC and I still got no Media Player. What to do?

Answer:DVD Media Played

SpeedBird To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REO

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Hello guys,

What was the first game that you played?

For me: It was a racing game which the steering of the car, was controlled by the mouse. Which was tricky. That was in 1994/95

Answer:What was the first game that you played

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is there some sort of file or something that tells you that a game can only be played on a PC. our house only has laptops, and i was wondering if you could make the game for laptop.

pls pls pls help.

Answer:How do you know if a game can only be played on a PC?

The main thing that stops laptops from being able to run games is the speed of the built in graphics. Most laptops have only very basic graphics suitable for web browsing, editing photos and typing letters. If you pay a bit more you can get a "gaming" laptop that has a GeForce or Radeon graphics chip built in, some high-end laptops are as fast as a high-end gaming desktop, but you'll pay twice as much for them. You can upgrade the graphics in a few laptops, but most of them are stuck with what they came with.

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Yep has anyone here played it?

Answer:Anyone Here Played DeadSpace?

No I haven't Grazor.

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NEW DVD player will operate with cd-rom or audio disks but when I start a dvd movie it will freeze the O/S and the only option I have is to hard reboot. This also happens on another Pioneer DVD from another system.
Have tried this in win98se and Win ME with same results.
Seems like the dvd information it getting bottled necked some where. what can I modify to get this DVD drive playing a DVD?
amd 900mhz
MSI KT7Turbo
OS Win 98se
DVD software Power DVD

Answer:DVD plays everything but dvd-freezes when played

I had this same problem. By going to Device Manager highlight the DVD-drive go down to properties, put a tick in the DMA box. Sorted it for me.

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Can anyone help? I try and play a normal movie dvd disc on the pc but half the sound is missing... eg I can hear the background in all films (eg car noises/crowds etc) still in stereo sound from both speakers, but the main speech track is missing as main characters talk. I'm using windows media player, havent tried any others- although my normal non pc dvd player works fine. Ive checked the volume and audio controls on the system menu, and audio track selection on the played discs, but it remains the same!? cheers :O

Answer:dvd audio problem when played on pc (wmp)

ok this is odd, ive installed windvd, and now I can play the dvds on both players with full audio :) ??? perhaps something in wmp was corrupt that windvd managed to reinstall, Im not sure

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My DVD player does not support MPG files, which is the output medium for my computer's Freeview TV USB stick (Freecom).I therefore try to use NERO to burn a DVD. This works, but the sound and vision are out of sync by nearly 2 seconds after 1 hour.In NERO there does not seem to be any "audio" switches but I've tried "enable smartcoding" both on and off but with little difference in the output. The video is great; sound too, but it gets progressively more and more out of sync.I've the latest downloads from Nero and am fully up-to-date. I've tried both DVD-Video and DVD-VR formats for the burn.NERO - - XP ProAny ideas please?

Answer:Burning a DVD for DVD player (to be played on TV)

Try here works well click here try not running anything when you burn with nero (turn off screen savers etc)Do you use nero vision express?and have you updated nero recently just go to the site and download the newest update.Good luck

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Hello All,My Son plays a game called Runescape online, we pay about 3:50 monthly for this, his account is due and to be honest I don't want to pay for it again if at all possible, not because I am tight but there may be free ones out there? Are there any games out there without a fee that can be played online with other web users in real time especially team games.I realise of course that the best games may have to be paid for, but I hope the good folk on here can perhaps point some out that I have never heard of (most of them !) Thanks to all that help,

Answer:Games, that can be played with others online.

You can play runescape for free... Its the same game but limited missions. You can still do all the things in the pay game but there a tighter boundaries. Sat

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When playing videos on my computer, about every 12 seconds there is a slight pause or skip. I use Windows Media Player and have tried EVERYTHING. It also happens when I watch videos on  or any video music web site  or when I insert a dvd into the drive.  This just started happening about 2 weeks ago.I have NOT added or upgraded any drivers and I have defraged, cleaned out, scanned and check disked the entire hard drive several times.Every now and than the videos play fine, but than they go right back to pausing/skipping the next time I watch them.The audio files play back fine.PLEASE HELP ME SOMEBODY :-?

Answer:videos pause when played

See below. More info is needed.

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I have MP3 joiner and Splitter 2.8.When I tried to open a MP3 track in the MP3 Splitter Window, I received this error message:[The file cannot be played on the specified MCI device...]Please help if you could!

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I am using DVDFab Platinum to burn dvd's, every so often after the burn which says completed successfully I get a message on my stand alone dvd player "This type of disc cannot be played.Please insert a different disc." I used the same type of disc and the previous burn was fine of the same movie "The Brave One". Using VERBATIM dvd-r any suggestions please?


Answer:This type of disc cannot be played

Hi Barb,

Sorry to say you will not find any assistance here. The site rules prohibit helping with problems related to programs that bypass or defeat the copy protection on commercial DVDs, like "The Brave One".

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Hi Guys,

My computer is P1 166 MMX Win 98.

Why I can't play some of my files even though they are of the same type?
Example: I can play some of my .asf file but my other .asf file return an error message.
The one that can't be played run OK on other computer (P3 with Win XP).

Is that because my media player is obsolete?

What good media player for my computer spec that can play all media files?
Thank you

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Everytime i tried to open a video on tumber it says error and that the video is not supported.what is actually the problem and is there any effort on finding a aolution to it right now?

Answer:Why does tumblr videos cannot be played on WP?

can't say for sure on that, but have you tried other Tumblr apps like sapphire or turtle?

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.....The board game?

I bought it last Saturday for $80. Looks pretty good. The combat system is very unique.

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i am trying to get virtual pc to work with multi-serial adapter cards but it doesnt recognise the pci controller. has anyone had a play with this, apparently useful but with further inspection not that useful, tool yet?

Answer:Microsoft Virtual PC, anyone played yet?

i love that thing.. it is so easy to test stuff out with out messing up your 'real' pc. But VPC (from what I've learned) just gives you a basic pc setup.. you can capture real drives & soundcard .. but as far as adding hardware or caputring other real hardware .. I have never tried, nor seen the option. Maybe VServer.. there was a demo out....

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When i play music in either windows media player or musicmatch jukebox the song stutters randomly. I know there's not a problem with the mp3 file because when i replay it, the song will stutter somewhere else. I have defragmented my hard drive and turned off all applications running in the backgound usind msconfig, but this has not solved the problem. I have watched the processor graph in task manager and whenever the music stutters, the cpu usage goes up to about 80%. This occurs when multi-tasking or just leaving the pc to play just music.My pc spec is as follows:AMD Athlon 1.4ghz, 512MB RAM, 120Gb Baracuda HD, KT7A Raid ABIT motherboard, Sound Blaster 1024 live soundcard.All the latest soundacard drivers are installed.If any one could help i'd really appreciate it.

Answer:mp3 music stutters when played on pc?

are you playing from hd or cd?

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..Makes me unable to use it :/.
Like, even when my mic is unplugged, all sound on my PC will play through my mic.
I use Realtek HD Audio Manager.

Answer:Solved: All sound is played through mic.

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I am playing some music/audio.
I have set my screen to go off when no activity for 30secs.
While music is being played, when the screen goes off, the music also being played stops!
The music re-sets and to listen to the music, I need to start from the start again.
This is annoying.
Any solution?

Answer:Why does my music being played go off, when the screen goes off?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I am playing some music/audio.
I have set my screen to go off when no activity for 30secs.
While music is being played, when the screen goes off, the music also being played stops!
The music re-sets and to listen to the music, I need to start from the start again.
This is annoying.
Any solution?
You could try a soft reset power and vol down buttons together and let go when you feel the vibrate into boot up.

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I downloaded some music off a website (all legal!) but it is in .rm format and won't play on my CD player at home.

Does anyone know how I can convert it so I can burn it again and happily bop away at home?

A freebie would be great!!! (as always)

Answer:.rm file to be played on CD player

Apparently this does it reading the comments HERE

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I'm 47 yrs old and have never played online, my spec's;
Compaq presario 6370US 2.53 p4 XP home sp2 auto updates
FIC 31L mobo Intel 845G chipset 1 gig 266 mem Realtech RTL8139 NIC
Samsung 120gb HD and DVD-ROM, ATAPI CDRW 52x32x52
ATI 9600XT 128mb video card SB Audigy 2 ZS current drivers
Roadrunner cable isp @500-600kbps downloads, using a Motorola surfboard modem routed through a Lynksys cable router with firwall to an old p3 HP and my Compaq. Oh I have the sp2 firewall enabled too.

Problem is I know how fast I move around and play a game depends
somewhat on my ping, how do I determine this. I've looked on google
for some utility to help me figure this out but I can't even figure out
how to get the information they reguire to determine this.

Please help, I really wanted to start playing Far Cry online but don't know
who I should be playing with, low pings or high number pings. I know ping has something to do with how fast a packet goes and returns to my computer, and there it is, can someone help me figure these things out, administrator or anyone?

Much Mahalos Punabutta825

Answer:Never played online games need help

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What is the longest games you have Ever PLayedMy is got to be Planescape: Torment

Answer:Longest Game Played

Madden by far. I play that game 7-8 hours a day.

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"The specified file cannot be played on specified MCI device"

i do not know what MCI device is and this has only happened recently i may have disabled something when i run services application although checking it i cant see anything disabled. my shows work on other pcs and used to on my one please can you help

Answer:The specified file cannot be played on specified MCI device

I'm running 2007 and I had the same problem importing a wav file. I had to rename the extention to "WAV" from "wav" then it worked fine.

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*(Open for Business)

I really need some real TECH help here!
I have all the EPs,I downloaded TSGL off the EA site here.
Before that I made sure to remove all the files I wanted to save just in case.
*Well, I tried the game,and all seemed well, so I placed all my folders back in.
I started the game,and the graphics are messed up. Houses are red when the curare is over it,and fonts aren't showing,background missing on splash screen during loading of neighborhood,background graphics missing during moving family into house.White boxes where control panel & choose a location ( downtown, University, ect.) should be
OK, end game,deleted Groups.cache, rebooted,start game again.
Was able to get on Pleasantville or whatever the name!
Once there,I wanted to delete all house without Sims. I click on the first one,gone, good!
Next one, get bulldozer,"click"...................twenty mins. later,cursor till SPINNING!
Can't get out of game, hit the reboot button on 'puter!!!!
Go into folder remover Groups.cache, move downloads and SavedSims folders to desk top. RESTARTS game.
Game starts,back on Pleasantville, all's well tries to delete again,and again, spin,spin, spin!
You know the routine NOW.
Now,I uninstall all the games!!!
Then reinstall the games!!!
And GUESS WHAT!?!?!?!
Start reading at (*)!!!
This is my FOURTH video card in 6 months, I've spent over $478,so I don't know if it them or the game.
I have all the latest drivers.
*** Cleared/de... Read more

Answer:Haven't really played The Sims Since *OFB

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I have MP3 joiner and Splitter 2.8 on my XP.
When I tried to open a MP3 track in the MP3 Splitter Window, I received this error message:
[The file cannot be played on the specified MCI device...]

Please help if you could!

Answer:The file cannot be played on the specified MCI device

maybe the path already changed..

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I can't figure out how to delete the last video played under Now Playing. Whenever I open Windows Media Player and press play, the last video always plays. I clicked on remove but it didn't help.

Answer:How To Remove Last Video Played?

Try this:

Right Click on the Now Playing Icon and select Clear List.


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Hi and thanks in advance for the help. I must have installed something wrong and now i've got ads playing at random times, like spotify free version but just invisible and unstoppable. I've narrowed a bit and found that a suspicious flashplayer appear on my taskmanager (which turns off the ads if i end process) so i believe it's that. My attempts to remove via SUPERantispyware/malawarebytes/
adwcleaner all pointed to autopico kms. the tools says they've removed it yet the flash program still runs on startup. Hopefully the info helps. Thanks again. 
Yes, I also get ads in games and such (DNS-UNLOCKER) etc. 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-11-2015 02
Ran by Jason (administrator) on INVNEIO (26-11-2015 06:04:13)
Running from C:\Users\Jason\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Jason (Available Profiles: Jason)
Platform: Windows 10 Pro (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
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Answer:Ads played randomly on my system

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove this program in bold via the Control Panel > Programs and Features applet.KMSpico (HKLM\...\{8B29D47F-92E2-4C20-9EE0-F710991F5D7C}_is1) (Version: - )Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.



Task: {D303BEE9-1A93-4290-A5DA-FF2BF25C98C4} - System32\Tasks\AutoPico Daily Restart => C:\Program Files\KMSpico\AutoPico.exe
Task: {D574E25A-8380-4256-8922-2FA9955EAEC4} - System32\Tasks\SteamClient => C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Roaming\Steam\SteamHelper.exe [2015-10-09] (Valve Corporation ) <==== ATTENTION
FirewallRules: [{FD615A42-D26B-4223-8FF4-FAC0E289F88D}] => (Allow) C:\Program Files\KMSpico\Service_KMS.exe
FirewallRules: [{CC25EB3F-E6DC-443D-8A65-B64F471E9464}] => (Allow) C:\Program Files\KMSpico\Service_KMS.exe
C:\Program Files\KMSpico
C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Local\Temp\proxy_vole9315186057004... Read more

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Firefox version 57.02 64 bit
The above link is an example of a video that won't play if I click it, I get the media could not be played. If I right click the video and choose "open link in new private window" it plays fine. What gives, I have had this ever since the new version of Firefox came out, Firefox was never installed on my computer until the new version came out. Although I like the new Firefox this alone will cause me to uninstall it for good, any ideas guys? The only addon I have is Ublock Origin and disabling that does not fix it.

Answer:Firefox:The media could not be played

backup your bookmarks.....
uninstall firefox.....restart firefox

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I have an Xp and ANY audio CDs i try to use will not play. i have tried using either drives and many different programs to try to play it, nothing will work. ANY HELP?? THANK YOU in advance

Answer:Audio CDs not being able to be played, ripped etc.

Is this a desktop system or a laptop?

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Hi when i play dvd's the sceen flickers badly but it is only when i play dvd's games seem ok and internet tv is fine any help please

Answer:DVD's flicker badly when played

Get your DVD player disk out, delete it from windows and reinstall it see what that does.

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I think this is the best game i have ever played!! Has anyone else played it?? What do you think of it??

download it here click here

Screenshots here click here

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Hi,I used to have a utility/plugin that when you would watch a movie inside of Internet Explorer....say in a windows media player. That if i were to mouse over it, then a disk icon would appear on the upper left corner of the media player...where i could click and save the video to my hard any of you know what program this was because it got uninstalled by accident and cannot remember what it was. or do you know a program similar in features to achieve the same result?thanks

Answer:Downloading video played in IE

Maybe this? click here

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Whenever I try to play a video on my computer, it always looks funny, the colors are strange... Happens with all formats that are not native to realplayer or quicktime... even DVDs.Using XP Pro, can't take any screenshots because they always turn out funny...EDIT: Here's a screenshot, got one to work. Probably wasn't a good choice for an example, as it is in black and white, but you can still see the "off" parts.

Answer:All Videos Played On Pc Come Out Weird...

What do you mean funny? It is just a black screen.

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1D game

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My son played an old cd-rom meant for Windows 95 through Windows ME. He had a good time, but after playing and restarting the computer (with the disk out), my display is very large and fuzzy. How can I reset my computer to the vista appearance?
I've also noticed that it didn't change the display of any other user accounts on my computer, such as "kids" and "guest". Only on mine, unfortunately for me.

Answer:My son played an old CD-rom and it changed my view

Try right click the desktop, click "personalize" then in the next window click "display settings". You can adjust your resolution there.

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Lately, when i go into or out of hibernation, Windows XP (fully patched) plays a sound--specifically, the chimes file. If I delete the wav file, Windows just plays another sound. This is something I can obviously live with--but there's no place in the sounds control panel function that specifically deals with these events. I'd like them to be silent, like they used to be. Any thoughts?


Answer:Sound played going into/out of hibernation

This is a long shot, but you might try selecting a different Sound Scheme, reboot,
then go back and select your original scheme and see if that reinstates your original settings.

I'd also look at whether or not you have installed any new software or updated a driver.

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I think you can help me only if you had this problem because I tryed most of the advices such as updating drivers, changing ps, lowering heat, reinstalling os, etc.
Here is an example of what happened although it may differ by frame, I didnt make this pic, other guy did but is preety much the same.
Someday I even saw it switching on 16bit or less (remember '95)
What to say it may be the infinite loop thing..
As an example I got this in BioShock, Gta4, Assassins Creed but didn't in Fallout 3, RedAlert3.

Answer:Did your pc ever froze when played games? If so what did you do to fix it?

if it looks like that you need a new video card.

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i changed the font of my lettering and dont like them. how do i change them again. not the boldness of the letters but the style thanks


Answer:Opps,i did it again,..i played with my settings

In appearance, click on advanced tab then click on the message box the the applicable drop down menu.

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not able to play .avi file after downloading from utorrent... when i try to open it from VLC media player, the whole computer gets hanged and it takes quite a long time for the system to get resumed. Not even task manager gets opened. Any solutions with accurate steps would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:.avi file cannot be played after downloading

... highlight it with your mouse cursor then [press] the Delete <key>... as you say "...cannot be played..." whats the point in keeping it?.Demonstrative exspelling... there is logic to this madness! .im

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I tried converting video using Micro Video Converter on mac pro somehow it didn't convert and the .mp4 video file from my SD card became invisible. I recovered the file using some recovery software from my sd card and it was recovered as .mov video file instead .mp4 video file and it doesn't play in any video player. I recovered many files but none of them cannot be played. Any suggestions on what I can do or where I could take the data to fix it would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if I can provide any other information to assist in the creation of a solution. Thank you in advance.

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i just play warcraft III but my pc just restart on its own but i met the requirements to play pc specs are pentuim 4 2.40ghz,1.2gb of ram,geforce fx series 5500 256mb.

Answer:Pc Restarting Every Game i Played

may be due to overheating or memory problem.Try memtest for checking any memory problems.

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Question: Adobe Video Played

Someone please help me !!!! I seem to have a problem installing Adobe Video Player Program NOTHING HAP:Yis this

Answer:Adobe Video Played

OK you are having problems installing Adobe Media Player what problems? You really should tell us more than that, what is it doing or not doing are you getting an error message if so what does it say. Are you going to to download it?

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Whenever I start a movie/video on my comp it plays audio but there is no image. It doesnt work on any media player. I've downloaded everything recommended, (codecs, new versions of the media players). Im sure this is a common problem with tons of answers so if you need more info just ask.

and im not familiar with the techno jargon.

Answer:Videos played always black

can u play mpeg files?In WMP options>performance try lowering video acceleration

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Have Windows XP SP2, Outlook Express 6

Quite some time ago my Outlook Express stopped playing the chiming sort of a sound as it used to when a new e-mail arrived or when I opened e-mail and it finished loading the mail into my "In Box."

Can live without it, but it would be nice to get it working again.

Any ideas??

Answer:New Message, No Sound Played

could try control panel sounds and audio devices click sounds scroll to incomming mail and check settings

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hi, i hope someone can help, er.. my computer is crashing within roughly the first 10 mins of starting any game up, eg. sims, HL2, day of defeat, battle for middle earth, i have updated my radeon 9800 series with the latest driver and the problem is still happening, i have no clue where to start, my usual method of fixing something like this would be a format :giddy: but as my xp disc has gone walkabout i have to resort to fixing it the "proper way", i would be eternally grateful if anyone has a clue what my prob is and how i can fix it ~ caren

Answer:crashing when any game is played

You probably have a cheapo power supply(or just a low wattage model) that doesn't have as much power as your system will require. Check the brand, wattage, and amperages per rail(12v, 3.3v, 5v, etc), and post back if you can. The Psu(power supply unit) is in the top back corner of the case usually, so you'll have to open the case to look at it.

Edit: Welcome to Techspot BTW.

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Something that could be played by windows media player. The file extension is DEM. ive never heard of it and havent found a converter. Its a demo of a counter strike game. Any body know how to help me. PLZ.

Answer:I have a file that i would like to get converted to something that could be played by

Try this site:

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I have a wav file (I tried to find it in the system sounds) the one that comes up for starting windows if you have no sound checked. It happens about every 15-30 minutes and is not related to the opening of a program or any other function that I can see. I called Dell and they could only manage to delete all of my sound files
(and it still played ...) Any comments would be appreciated.


Answer:random .wav file played

Quote: Originally Posted by richpoj

I have a wav file (I tried to find it in the system sounds) the one that comes up for starting windows if you have no sound checked. It happens about every 15-30 minutes and is not related to the opening of a program or any other function that I can see. I called Dell and they could only manage to delete all of my sound files
(and it still played ...) Any comments would be appreciated.


For starters open task manager click show processes from all users and count the number running. when the wav file plays see which new process is spawned.

let us know


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I have a new Maingear box inc, and it has the 680i chipset. Nvidia sates that you can span the 2 ports for increased throughput. I imagine this is software based. Has anyone played around with its functionality?

Answer:Any one played with the 680i's 1gb+1gb=2gb Connection

If the connection to your router is only 100mb (like most routers) I dont think it will get any faster?

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PLayed with jumpers, now i am dead

I was just playing with jumpers. and changed there their position to c what happens. On switching on the comp nothing happened, even the boot screen did not show . So i reset the changes i had made to the jumpers and now everything was working fine.
However after restarting my pc (switching off the power as well)
my mouse didn't work, pressing a key resulted in loud sounds from the cpu, and i couldn't acces the bios, though though the computer booted fine and i see the windows 'user welcome' screen.

Now, i have to use this workaround to start my comp everytime.

Chane the jumpers , power on and wait till i get the horrible noise, then switch off. Change jumpers back to original position and then finally reboot. This works but the bios gets reset everytime and i get his something like this.

cmos batteryfailed
warning your cpu has changed
enter cpu speed in cmos and save before exiting.Click to expand...

So basically i have to switch the jumpers twice, in order to boot.
1 -near the cpu, i don't thnk this is causing probs.
2-near a pci slot, changing this gives me the blankscreen
3. near the cmos batterty and bios.

My pc:
PIII 550Mhz, award bios , 256mb Ram, xp, Procomp BST1B-E mobo .

All comments, help are welcome.
P.S i have updated my bios as well- still doesn't work. plz read my 3rd post- i have really nailed the problem.

Answer:PLayed with jumpers, now i am ddead

I suggest you get the model number of your motherboard, and go find the user manual. It will tell you exactly what the jumpers do. If you already know what they do, then you should know in what position they should be in.

The one by the CPU I would guess may be a FSB jumper. The one by the battery, a CMOS clean jumper, and the one by PCI slot, perhaps a default video jumper? Do you have onboard video as well as a card? Or perhaps that is USB voltage jumper?

Obtain thee a manual

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In MCE 2005 there was an option called 'Recent Videos' or something like that. I don't see this option on my new Vista MCE machine. Is there an add-on or plugin that I can get to give me a list of my recently played videos through Vista Media Center?


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audio not played by speaker if i installed theConexant audio driver but if unintall it speaker works fine but not headphone what will i do please reply as soon as passible

Answer:audio not played by speaker

What model do you have?

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idownload movie to computer it has audio but when i transfer to dvd no audio when i play dvd in player

Answer:dvd no sound when played in player

What file format are the movies? You may have to convert them to make them playable in a standard DVD player.

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confused Just curious.... confused

Answer:Can PlayStation 1 games be played on PC?

What is an emulator?

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Sorry Delete this I moved it to the Gaming Forums. I didn't see them until after.

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Hey guys, hope you can help me out with a prob i'm having (and it's annoying as hell).

My PC overheated (60 C) a few weeks ago. Fans were clogged, so I cleaned it up nice and good and temp dropped to 49-53. Which is fine since I use a generic fan/heatsink.

But since then I've been getting this video problem, anytime i try to play video, no matter what format (DVD, mpg, avi, online streaming videos), my PC will definitely hang, but you just don't know when. Kinda like the longer you play a video, the higher the chance of my PC hanging. It happens with some games too, I tried playing Divine Divinity (which relies heavily on DirectX), it hangs most of the time.

I've formatted countless times, and it's still like this, so I think one of my hardware is screwed up a bit (from the overheating perhaps, or it's just its time).

I was thinking maybe DirectX or DetonatorXP problem, tried changing versions, no help. BTW dxdiag sez nothing is wrong, except if I try to change the "music" port to something other than the default (first in the list).

I've had this prob for quite a while now, coupla weeks, a little over a month, BUT yesterday I discovered that if I try to use internet phone, it hangs as well. So not just video anymore for god's sake. Also, when it hangs/freezes, there's always a high pitched sound, like someone flatlined.

My setup:

AMD Athlon 1.2 (overclocked 1.33)
Soltek mobo (can�... Read more

Answer:PC hangs when video is played.

Welcome to TechSpot

Check that your graphics card is properly seated. If there is a fan on it, make sure it works.
Remove and reseat the memory as well while you're at it.
As you had a lot of dust on your CPU-fan, take a good look at the Powersupply's fan and clean it if needed. This might be the "whiner".
What are your PSU's brand, model and output and how old is it?

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Hi I need help with my computer. it doesnt seem to play music but plays video but no sounds come out.

I Have a Dell Dimension 5150 with SigmaTel Audio.

When i open itunes it says "ITunes has detected a problem with your audio configuration. Audio/Video playback may not operate properly"

When i play a song on Windows Media Player 11 is says "You've encountered error message C00D11DF while using Windows Media Player."

In Sound and Audio Devices it doesnt seem to register the speakes as is says "No Audio Device"

All My Sound/Audio Devices are working properly in Device Managers

I have tried reinstalling the SigmaTel Device as the Dell Staff told me it did not work and did the Diagnostic Test, i could hear the sounds from my speakers.

Dell has told me the Windows OS may be the problem. and told me to reformat everything then try if it works.

Any Help me please? 1st time i ever got this problem

Answer:Sounds Cannot Be Played on My Computer

install windows into a folder called windows1

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