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advice needed for making game play smoother..

Question: advice needed for making game play smoother..

Hi,
I have installed a game called "Real War" into my compaq @ 476 mhz and 20GB HD... The full install is 650MB and the game still plays slow sometimes and the actions of the mouse are delayed a good part of the time... I originally only did a minimal install with the comp reading from the CD ROM and that was slow so I figured it would be alot better doing a full 650MB install, but the actions arent much better... Any advice on what to do to make the game play smoother and have faster mouse actions per se???
Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: advice needed for making game play smoother..

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My razer deathadder recently died and I couldn't afford another one, so I went for something cheaper

I got the intellimouse 3.0 and i'm not too impressed

I have the pointer speed set on the fastest setting, but when you are moving the pointer around slowly it jerks in increments of of a millimetre or so, and its quite frustrating when gaming, especially in sniper situations

Is there any way to make it smoother?
 

Answer:Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 - making it smoother?

If you haven't already, install the intellipoint driver. Although the mouse will work using the native Windows driver, you will have fuller use of its capabilities if you install the latest driver.
 

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So I'm getting a new laptop and it is going to come with Vista on it. I've never used this os before so just had a couple quick questions. I'm going to give it a try, one because I've heard from enough people who like it well enough and, two because I don't have the tech knowledge to even attempt to uninstall it and switch it out for xp at this time.

That said, I have heard that it can be slow. I have a 2gb ram which I'm told will help, but I wanted to see if there were any tricks to making it work better and load faster. Maybe there are unnecessary programs that can be uninstalled etc. thanks

Answer:Making Vista faster/smoother

SP1 really helps Vista run smoother first thing I would do is load SP1 and all the windows updates.

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Independent rendering allows the browser to selectively offload graphics processing to an additional CPU thread, so they can be rendered with minimal impact to the user interface thread and the overall visible performance characteristics page, such as silk-smooth scrolling, responsive interactions, and fluid animations. This technique was pioneered in Internet Explorer 11, and is key to providing a fluid experience.
Today, we?re excited to share major improvements to the independent rendering pipeline in Microsoft Edge which will make pages significantly faster in EdgeHTML 16 and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Independent rendering is transformative to the user experience ? but historically there have been a few elements that could disable it entirely when present on a page.
<select> control
<canvas> element
certain <svg> elements

Starting with EdgeHTML 16, we?ve enabled independent rendering on more sites by adding full support for the elements listed above. These investments greatly improve actual and perceived performance of a huge number of apps and sites, as these elements are very common on the web. You can preview these changes in recent builds via the Windows Insider Program ? read on to learn more about the impact of these changes!

Visualizing independent rendering improvements
Independent rendering noticeably improves performance in several common scenarios: content processing, such as loading the page or adding signif... Read more

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Hello,

I have an old laptop, with an Intel Pentium T4400, and this machine is used mainly for web surfing and minimal stuff like that. But what's annoying is that it's not running as smooth as for example my new machine with core i5. Is there a way to make it run smoother / faster? like over clocking it a bit so it will be safe? or any other tweaks?

*When I say smooth I don't mean like running heavy applications, I am talking about: for example that the mouse movement on desktop will be smoother etc.

It has 3GB RAM as well. Intel GMA graphics or something like that

Thanks!

Answer:Making an old laptop run smoother like with newer CPUs?

Dor a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with the Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit that you already have.

If you follow it properly (Specially the step 12) it will give you the maximum performance that is possible with your computer.

Overclocking makes the games etc run faster, but it does not have a very positive bearing on jobs like mouse movement. It depends on the mouse. USB mouse works smoother than PS/2, a little bit.

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Independent rendering allows the browser to selectively offload graphics processing to an additional CPU thread, so they can be rendered with minimal impact to the user interface thread and the overall visible performance characteristics page, such as silk-smooth scrolling, responsive interactions, and fluid animations. This technique was pioneered in Internet Explorer 11, and is key to providing a fluid experience.
Today, we?re excited to share major improvements to the independent rendering pipeline in Microsoft Edge which will make pages significantly faster in EdgeHTML 16 and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Independent rendering is transformative to the user experience ? but historically there have been a few elements that could disable it entirely when present on a page.
<select> control
<canvas> element
certain <svg> elements

Starting with EdgeHTML 16, we?ve enabled independent rendering on more sites by adding full support for the elements listed above. These investments greatly improve actual and perceived performance of a huge number of apps and sites, as these elements are very common on the web. You can preview these changes in recent builds via the Windows Insider Program ? read on to learn more about the impact of these changes!

Visualizing independent rendering improvements
Independent rendering noticeably improves performance in several common scenarios: content processing, such as loading the page or adding signif... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Edge - Making the web smoother with independent rendering

MalwareTips Bot said:


Will Edge become your default browser? Click to expand...

no never.
 

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Okay, we have the Sims 2 discs here. It requires you to use the 1st cd to play the game. I want to know if there is any way in which you can play the game without the cd.

I got Alcohol 120% and tried the image making wizard. When the program starts "dumping" the cd onto the computer, so to speak, I just get error block after error block and it would take an hour or more to finish (when on the help section it walks you through and it only takes 2 minutes for a whole game disc). I set it all up the way the help section had it except for one thing. In which I forget. If you all know exactly how to do this...then plz let me know. If you need more info, let me know.

Answer:Play a game w/o the needed CD

Here

You need the No CD Patch

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playing COD4 on my pc i would like to get a decent game controller instead of using the keyboard functions..can anybody recommend a sutible controller and the best place to get one?..thanks in advance OZZY
 

Answer:advice needed on cpu game controller

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heres the side note on the game below

Note on Windows XP Compatibility for this title: The MIDI music option slows the game engine down considerably on Windows XP. It's recommended to use the CD-DA (full CD sound) music option so that the game plays at a normal speed.

is there any way i can set it up to keep the engine from slowing and not use the cd da,its a pretty old windows game and im sick of hearing my cd rom drive spin.its a cheap and therefor a loud one

thx for the help
should this have gone in the win xp section instead of the gaming section?
 

Answer:midi music option slows game engine down(slow game play) in windows xp

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How can i slove this problem sir ? I used V410 ram 2 Gbyte and installed XP. The problem about blue screen become everytime after 1 hour when play game namely DotA.    How can i slove ?

Answer:Blue Screen when play i am play game DotA with Lenovo 3000 V410

what graphic card are you using integrated or discrete??? It is probably due to overheating, clean your heat vent with compressed air to free any dusts and invest in a laptop cooler.

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I've been having a problem playing games on my compaq pressario windows xp
files download correctly. The screen looks wierd and doesn't play the game correctly and
is very slow.The mouse also hangs up.I get a not responding message.
I just restored the computer with the disk for hp not to long ago.I haven't tryed to play
any games for a while.

Thanks
 

Answer:game downloads files fine but doesn't play game right.

What game do you have problems with? And where was it downloaded from?
 

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WHEN I GO INTO THE POGO.COM GAME ROOMS FOR SPADES AND DOMINOES, I CAN NOT SIT DOWN WITH THE PLAYERS TO PLAY THE GAME. I CLICK ON THE PLAYER ICON AND ALL I GET IS THE LEAVE SYMBOL ON THE PLAYER AND NO ENTRY TO THE TABLES. ACN SOMEONE HELP ME. I'LL TRIED REBOOTING, WITH NO HELP AND EVEN RAN A SECURITY CHECK FOR VIRUSES WITH MY NORTON SECURITY SCANS AND THAT DID NOT HELP EITHER. I AM ABLE TO PLAY WORD WOMP AND TUMBLE BEES AND OTHER GAMES BUT NOT THE SPADE AND DOMINOES. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME ON THIS. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. LOL
FOX JEN
 

Answer:when I entered game tables I click on a icon play and i still can't sit down to play

Ok, there are many many many threads of this forum relating to Pogo. I suggest you do a quick search of the forums and check if your problem has been solved already. I've never used this Pogo thingy before, so I can't give any other advice.
 

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I run Windows XP with P4 2.0 GHz and 256 of RAM, but when ever i play games online for a short time, my computer freezes. Also, when i play songs for say an hour or even less, the computer freezes. I don't know what is the problem. This happens at least twince in a day.

The other disgusting problem is that, at times, the computer goes off unceremonously whiles working. This also happens at least once in a day.

Buddies, i really need help to solve this problem.

Answer:My Computer Freezes when i play game online or play music

Sounds like a build up of heat, the most common cause of 'freezing' try running with the case side off and see if there is improvement, if there is you need to add more cooling, making sure your current fans are working properly and are clear of fluff and muck can improve cooling performance dramatically especially the CPU fan and heatsink.

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King-war is a free multiplayer online strategy game that now i am playing. The game is available for web and client. http://www.king-war.com
 

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Hello, ive got a problem with my drivers, ive run the driverzone scan and installed my chipset drivers but when i reboot and run the scan agian there still not there.I have CPU usage drops when i play any games, causing game frezzes and i suspect that this might be the problem.I got a custom built laptop, didnt built it myself but bought it assemblet.Windows 7 Professional 64bit.Processer: Intel(R) core(TM) i7.2720AM CPU @ 2,20GHz.Gfx card: Nvidia Geforce GT 540M(dont know much about this, and sorry for my bad english)

Answer:Having game frezzes in every game i play. Please help

It's okay, your English isn't bad at all considering it's your 2nd language In task manager, are there any CPU-intensive programs besides your game that use your CPU's resources?When the freezes occur is your HDD light flashing/solid?Also, try disabling Intel Speedstep-your processor may be throttling due to low CPU usage.

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Hello,
I play this game called S.u.n Soul of the ultimate nation, When i first played this game it played with no problem, but after a few days it would lag 5 - 10 mins into game play to the point of being unplayable. Ive heard and been told many reasons why I could be having this problem, HD needing defraged; I tested this and that wasn't it. HD too slow; is 7200rpms slow? lol. virtual memory issue; Nope!. Paging file set wrong; Nope. Not enough free space? Ive tested this as well and had the same problem even with 50% free space.
Background programs running ect.. NOPE!! I close EVERYTHING to put full cpu usage to running this game.. It's not my internet speed either, I've done speed test's it's plenty fast enough. I don't have viruses or spy ware or anything like that either.

I thought that just maybe the problem could be my low pc specs.
2.0ghz p4, 1gb ram, 256mb gfx card, 32gb HD.

But not only have i talked to other players with similar system specs who say they don't have this kind of problem; But i have also seen for my self that my machine handled this game almost flawlessly for about a week after a c drive reformat; this lasted about a week before the problem came back; It kinda Pisses me off when ppl continue to say it's my low specs. Idk; just seems odd that it would - could be that after a week of game play free of lag.

I don't know what else it could be though.
 

Answer:Game lag after 5 mins of game play.

I'm assuming XP here.

You could try creating a new profile for gaming.

If that gives you a small boost, work through Blackvipers tweaks to improve it.
 

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Question: making a 2D game?

Im wanting to make a very basic 2D game. I want to learn how to do this as i have had no prior experience. I am 13 so dont understand complex code etc. I just want something theat will show me how to make basic games. (asteroids, defender etc.)

Answer:making a 2D game?

Will this help click here .

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Question: making  of a game

  hi i am sameer . i am  intrested in game programing . i want to know actually on which plateform game are make please reply.

Answer:making  of a game

This is actually a very large topic, but I'll try and give you a rough idea of what it's all about. If you look at the credits you'll see that there is usually a massive team involved, from design though to publishing, but I'll only give a quick intro into what the programming side is all about.A PC game is, funnily enough, likely to have been written on a PC, usually in a varient of C++ with some extra tools for more specialist areas (graphics, sound etc), and occasionally they'll have to dip into some assembly code (only a few steps up from all those 1's and 0's). The PC itself will probably run Windows XP (seeing as that's what most gamers will be running) but they might run a Linux Distro or - knowing what programmers are like - ten. The PC will likely be the most powerful out there too, so that they can get the best results possible.For a console, it's slightly different. It'll be a similar situation with the programming languages (C++ and assembly are the norm), but the PC they use will be different. The big console manufacturers sometimes provide developers with what are called "dev kits", and are simply PC's which match the specification of the console and has all the ports for memory cards, control pads and all that stuff. Again, there will probably be some extra, more specialist tools avaliable to them.If you are serious about all this, I'll give the following advice. First, start buying Edge magazine: it's much better for info on the industry, as well as ... Read more

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Hello,I have a friend who loves games and he wants to try and learn to make one. Anyone know any good free software that he could use.

Answer:Game Making Software

Well, making a game from scratch requires programming knowledge, and quite a bit of it at that. There are options out there that have editors to make games that run on certain engines. All that is required then is a little patience and some imagination. There are far too many to list, and it would all depend on what kind of games he was interested in creating. You could Google for something like "game creation software" or something similar. There are a ton of free options out there, all depending on what kind of game he'd like to make.

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Question: Flash Game Making

Does anyone know aof a free program to make flash? I tried the demo of Flash MX but im not paying $500 for it lol. So im just trying to find a free program that i can make games on.

Answer:Flash Game Making

Unfortunately when it comes to flash games I'm not familiar with any free or open source project that allows you to edit and/or create your own flash games. There are a few basic flash creators that allow you to create animations, but when it comes to the complexity of a flash game I don't believe there are any (I could be wrong).http://osflash.org/open_source_flash_projectsAs far as creating games there are several different programs you can use to create basic games when you're first getting into game development. I'm sure many of the users on the forum can comment about experiences they've had with some of them.One example of such a program and site is:http://www.yoyogames.com/make

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I've been tasked with making a deal or no deal type game within Excel and I'm unsure of how to do it.I need 50 buttons and have values in 40 of them, then have 6 special spaces, and 4 game over spaces. I need it to have when someone clicks a button it reveals what is behind it. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Making a game within Excel

If you use Forms toolbar buttons you can "access" the Application.Caller method. This returns the name of button clicked ("name" <> "button text"). That way you use one macro for all of the buttons.

You could then use the name returned in a 2-field lookup table (name/value).

HTH
 

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Ive been tryin to make a backup of battlefield 2 DVD version .Legal copy...
ive tried nero 7 ultra, Alcohol 120,and cd clone...

nero 7 ultra tells me to insert cd-rom

the alcohol 120 image tells me theres an issue with a file not be being able to be used.. and cdclone doesnt even make an image

i have many other games that are in this same situation but BF2 is more important then them
 

Answer:Making Game Backups

watch out when you talk about this, the mods can get strict about cd backups. And although what you are doing is legal, and well defined in fair use, companies attempt to limit how easy it is to backup a game, because if you can back it up, you can put it on the internet and have people download it, which is ILLEGAL. but if Alchohol 120% doesnt work, you SOL.
 

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Hi

I have some video footage which I want to copy for my mother to play on her TV. It's not protected - it's mine. The disc has a Video_ts folder and an Audio_ts folder.
I don't have enough space on my computer to drag and drop all the vob, bup files etc. I can rip it to mpeg4 but I'm not convinced that's what I should be doing. I read you need to rip to mpeg2.

I have handbrake which will rip but only to mpeg4 and mediacoder which will rip to mpeg2 and xvid, but when I did both, I ended up with two files both called mpeg4 so not sure I'm any further forward.

I have burnaware to burn the dvd but the only setting for DVD video is the video ts and audio ts. I don't know whether mpeg4 should just go into video ts. It's all getting fearfully complicated.
Strange thing is, I'm sure I've made a DVD before with chapters etc. But I now can't recall how I did it...

I don't want to spend forever on this so a brief pointer if possible would be marvellous!

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Making a DVD that will play on DVD player

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I want to edit my pc (it is not my main )so it can play new games what should I change
And can I change the case into a bigger one
And will I be able to overclock
Computer :Acer veriton m661
CPU : Intel core 2 Duo E8400 / # of Core = 2 / L2 Cach = 6 MB / Clock Speed= 3 GHz
Memory : 4.00 GB DDR2 (I'll increase it to 8.00 GB)
video card : Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family
Motherboard:eq35m
I can pay up to 800 usd

Answer:making the pc able to play new games

you can buy a new pc
1.AMD CPU : FX-8 cores Black Edition FX 8120 (AM3+ socket, 125 W power voltage)-140$ plus shipping(you must also buy yourself a cooler that can be 50 to 100$, you should not pay more and another 15$ for the thermal compound)
2.A decent motherboard with AM3+ socket , which would support up to at least 16gb memory dd3, preferably with 4 ram slots(for up to 2 dual channel kits) this can be 100-150$
3. I would recommend you a 8GB DDR3 dual channel memory kit(1600Mhz frequency) from corsair preferably, this would mean around 150 $
IF you can use your power supply and case would be perfect if not get yourself a 800W power supply(50-100 $)
If u calculate the worst case scenario case(meaning that u pay the highest prices ) you would pay by now like 600$, meaning you can have 200$ left to buy a GPU which can be achieved but if u pay 100$ more (meaning 300$ for GPU) you can get a good Graphics Card like Nvidia GTX 660
Now its up to you what will you do, for example if u can use your current power supply and case you dont need to pay extra money for a good Graphics Card and forgot to mention about the HDD you might be able to use your current one but buying a new one (1TB) would cost u 50$
AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition FX-8120 (FD8120FRGUBOX) - See more at: AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition FX-8120 (FD8120FRGUBOX) Details

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Exactly what the subject line says.

I have recently found quite a few of these online that are free,
even downloaded a few to check them out. some are pretty simple and others not.
here is one that I actually like:
GameMaker

Also looked at RGP2000 and RPG ToolKit
have any of you heard of these, tried them, and what is your
oppinion of programs that allow you to make your own GAME
with little to no programing knowledge?

Now the GameMaker has a Language all its own to learn, it is pretty simple I even made a small game with it in just a couple
of days after doing the tutorials and reading the guide.

YOur Oppinions Please.
 

Answer:your thoughts on game making programs

mischiefschild
Can only comment on Gamemaker. I created several games for the kids and they found it temporarily entertaining however compared to some of the free games online and video games they were a bit limited thus lost interest quickly.

Dave
 

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I need to make a backup of my daughters SIMS 2 game. She has downloaded A LOT of stuff (skins,lots,houses,etc.) from the net. Can I make a backup of her game with everything that she has added to it? If so, How do I go about doing that? I have Nero Express, Nero Backitup and NeroVision Express 2 SE.  Will a CD have enough space or do I need a DVD? In my add/remove programs in the control panel, it says that the size of the SIMS 2 game is 2,807.00MB. How do I go about installing it after I get it onto disk? Will it run and install like a regular install disk when I put it into the computer?I'm planning on doing a complete restore on my computer using the DVD restore disk it came with, that's why I need to copy her game with all the add-ons she's made. I'm very computer illiterate too, in case you didn't already know, so, I'm so very sorry for all the stupid questions. Thanks so much.Stephanie

Answer:Question about making a backup of game

I doubt that you'll need all that much space - you might even be able to get it into a floppy (though a regular CD is probably a safe bet).I can't give you any specific advice on The Sims 2 (because I don't have it, and wouldn't buy it), but most games store the savegames and modifications into seperate files and folders. You're best bet is to look into the directory you installed the game into. The files and/or folders in question are usually sensibly named, so finding them shouldn't be all that difficult. Copy these onto the CD/DVD you want to use and whenever you need back-up the files, just copy the files into the appropriate place and the game will sort the rest out.

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you know when you go play a game online and you search for servers online to join. Well how do i make my own game server. I have created the game ie)I have created the level, ping, type of match. But, what i am wondering is my game server showing up on the list of internet servers.
 

Answer:MOHAA making my own game server

You probably dont have a really good pc so your ping is poor; and inadvertently the avg joe gamer will look for the lowest ping. The gamer that keeps coming back will keep a same-server and know the people in it.
 

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I got really addicted to this modernized Pong game and I was hoping someone could make a network version of this game.

http://www.liquid.se/pong.html

If you need an example of a networked shockwave game... here's one.

http://www.postopia.com/wet/golf.jhtml

If you can do it, you'll be a saviour for thousands of Pong players on a message board I go to.

-s64
 

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Hi everyone, will provide specs eventually if that's important to this issue, I suspect not though.

My PC makes odd electrical sounding noises whenever I play a game. It is fine in loading screens and menus, just in the game. I have run stress tests and my computer is completely fine. It does not have any performance issues.

The noise is just concerning, it's been there for a year or two now and I've never solved it.
 

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Hi,

I have a dvd burner and a mod chip in my Xbox. I have made many backups for my playstation2 and now i want to for my xbox. My friend says that i need to hook my computer up to the Xbox and burn it then. What is he on about/ how do I make a backup copy of a xbox game?
 

Answer:Making a backup copy of an X Box game. PLease help.

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I'm trying to make a PC but I don't know what's the best parts with, I'm making a PC that is not centered for gaming but can at least handle some games, I don't have a starting budget which sounds really bad but I was just hoping if you guys can advice me some parts that are not that expensive but still reliable. 

Answer:Recommendation/Advice on making my first PC

If you are really new to  Do It Your self, you should start by doing an update on a used computer. Good brand name used computers are with a good  warranty for a fraction of the new cost.  Most, maybe all, have really wimpy graphics. Getting a good graphics card can do a lot to improve the visual performance of a stock computer.Notice  most low-cast PCs from the big names use only the built-in graphics.  The built-in graphics is always wimpy.  So I would say look around for a good used computer that does not have a good graphics card. Then upgrade it to a good graphic card. Good used PCIe video cards sell for about $20 on eBay. In other words, pick a project withing you abilities and experience and then move on. Otherwise if you take on something too hard, you will become very faint of heart. You don't want that to happen.

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What are some good tweaks to make NT Server 4.0 more efficient?
 

Answer:{Advice Given} - Making NT go fast

Greetings

I could give you a list, but all it would do is replicate the excellent work done on www.arstechnica.com

Go there, and you will find a whole section on Tweaking NT. It is a great resource.

Cheers

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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I'm trying to make a PC but I don't know what's the best parts with, I'm making a PC that is not centered for gaming but can at least handle some games, I don't have a starting budget which sounds really bad but I was just hoping if you guys can advice me some parts that are not that expensive but still reliable. 

Answer:Recommendation/Advice on making my first PC

If you are really new to  Do It Your self, you should start by doing an update on a used computer. Good brand name used computers are with a good  warranty for a fraction of the new cost.  Most, maybe all, have really wimpy graphics. Getting a good graphics card can do a lot to improve the visual performance of a stock computer.Notice  most low-cast PCs from the big names use only the built-in graphics.  The built-in graphics is always wimpy.  So I would say look around for a good used computer that does not have a good graphics card. Then upgrade it to a good graphic card. Good used PCIe video cards sell for about $20 on eBay. In other words, pick a project withing you abilities and experience and then move on. Otherwise if you take on something too hard, you will become very faint of heart. You don't want that to happen.

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Ok this is what Ive came up with so far so any problems you forsee please tell me. Also any updates or things you think would be better please advise. Thx all ahead of time for a little of your time. The Question.

items to be purchased

T925-2068 :: Thermaltake Black Armor Full-Tower AXT Case with 11 External Drive Bays, Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports (40 lbs)

P450-7803 :: XFX GeForce 7800 GTX OverClocked 490MHZ / 256MB DDR3 / PCI Express / SLI / Dual DVI / VIVO/ Video Card (1 lbs)

TSD-740GD :: Western Digital / Raptor / 74GB / 10K / 8MB / SATA-150 / OEM / Hard Drive (2 lbs)

M17-7505 :: Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition OEM (2 lbs)

DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego Integrated into Chip FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4000BNBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA4000BNBOX

OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K - Retail
Model #: OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K

THERMALRIGHT XP-90C Heatsink - Retail
Model #: XP-90C

Panasonic Panaflo FBA08A12L -1J 80mm Hydro Wave Cooling Fan - OEM
Model #: FBA08A12L -1J (for top of fan)
 

Answer:Making a new computer and need advice

...sure that all looks good and all..but why do you need all that? especially the 7800 gtx...i hate it when pple see new cards and think they need to buy them to run anything...but hey, its your choice man, you wanna spend like 3000 on a comp, fine
 

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Basically, I've never made a forum before, and I'm not familiar with how it works. So, I'm looking for some general as well as specific advice/recommendations.

Right now, I'm thinking that this is what I will do: I'll download phpbb from phpbb.com and design a forum, after which I will find a site which will host my forum for free. Is that a reasonable way to do it? There is an alternative method, right? Could I just choose a template from a site and then get a forum going that way without even needing to use phpbb?

Any recommendations for sites that will do the hosting? I did some searching, and there are apparently plenty of such sites. Any advice on which one I should choose? I want good terms of service, for example. I think one site I saw has it its terms that it will take the forum down if it's inactive for 30 days. That would suck.

Finally, I can't devote a load of time to this. I need a method to make this happen quickly, easily and free (or at least cheap. I could shell out some bucks if I think it is truly worth it).

So, suggestions? Thanks, much appreciated.
 

Answer:Help/advice with making my own forum

I don't know any ISP's that will host a forum for free. Unless you do something like yahoo or MSN groups. There are plenty out there that will do it for a price. Whatever forum software you decide on you'll also need MySQL to run the database. Ideally this would run on a different server.
I also suggest setting up the forum and configuring it yourself. That's how you'll learn how to manage it. Visit the forums of whatever program you are looking at and there should be lots of help to be found for setup and configuration.
 

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MSI K9AG NEO2-DIGITAL I recently purchased this mobo
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K9AG_Neo2-Digital&class=mb
I got a 6000+ cpu to go with it.
I am now looking for ram.
I checked the crucial site and they gave me these choices
http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=1552A521A5CA7304
but I notice it will also use ddr2-8500 ram
Can anyone comment on whether this mushkin ram will work?
http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products/memory_detail.asp?id=523
It is on sale until tomorrow at NCIX . I can't find anywhere on the mushkin site to tell me. Other than that I would probably go Crucial or Kingston so any suggestions there would be good as well if you think the Mushkin won't work or if it isn't as good as Mushkin seems to say it is.
thank you,
Linda
 

Answer:ram advice before making booboo

What do you want this pc for, what do you intend to do? Be advised that many am2 boards require a bios flash in order to recognize the 6000+ or 6400+ as they are newer chips, but that depends on when the mobo was released. This board also has an AMD chipset.

That ram is expensive. I'd suggest these, I've bought about 8gb of them and all have been great.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2882686&Sku=O261-8070
 

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Complete novice would appreciate advice. I am running XP and have a Sony Dig Camcorder / Nikon Coolpix. I would like to start creating my own DVDs using video, still and audio. Can anyone recommend a standalone DVD read/writer? Is the XP movie maker s/w good enough? What else will I need to combine the video, still and audio files?Thanks ....

Answer:DVD & Movie Making Advice

Do you really want a stand-alone? These are not usually designed for film editing/manipulation, more for straight recording of your favourite TV programs to a DVD with no adjustments.For editing and mixed media (movies and slides) you ought to be looking at a writer to go in your computer together with the associated software to carry out the required editing. This software is normally supplied with the writer.I would suggest that you check the capabilities of the available models of standalone recorders and make certain they will do what you want them to before parting with any money.?d

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Hi all! I am thinking of soon building a Pc something along these lines:Athlon Xp 2800+512 MB DDR Ram2x 80GB HD (Ive heard that Barraccudas are very quiet?)DVD DriveCD-RW driveBut as the computer will be in my bedroom and used for music/dvds etc I would like it to be as quiet as possibble. Any adive for achieving this? Any links would be much appreciated aswell. I'm not too keen on the idea of a water cooling system by the way.One dilema I have is this - would it be better to have a few fans not working too hard, or just a cuople working hard? Any suggestions for fan set ups would be great.Also, I am thinking of perhaps making a cupboard to go under my desk with the tower in it. And also putting some foam onto the insides of this to try and block out the sound. But I am woored that this could cause the system to get way too hot? Im thinking of perhaps a fan at the front of the cupboard suckinig air in, and one at the back pushing it out, along with some holes drilled into the top/back of the cupboard. Any opinions on this? What size fans would be most appropraite, and would it be easy to run these from the system's CPU?Any other comment would be excellent, cheerrsThanks again, Gavin

Answer:Any Advice for Making a Quiet PC?

Yes more bigger fans running at lower speeds are better than fewer running faster, but don't take my word for it click here read parts one and two first, there is more info on Freds site than anyone could ever need for quieting your PC.

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So I'm going to be making a custom built rig soon, and need some advice to make sure everything works and is compatible. I've done some research and it seems like they would all work, but some advice on building my first computer would be useful as well. Here are the parts I've been looking at:

Case - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

**PSU - CORSAIR 750W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core (Going to OC at least to 4.0GHz)

OS HDD - ADATA 2.5" 40GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (I've been wondering if I should use this as the main C: drive or put it as the secondary drive? I'm assuming it would be C

Data HDD - RAID0 2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

GPU - SAPPHIRE FleX Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 (Going to flash to a 6970)

Motherboard - ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600

CD/DVD - ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner

Media Reader - Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer

Thermal Paste - Arctic Silver 5

CPU Cooler - Thermalright U120eXtreme 120mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

** I'm having some doubts about whether or not this is a sufficient power supply. Should I up it to 850w or is 750w enough for this?

Thanks.

Answer:Going to be making my first computer, and need some advice

Well what are you going to be using that computer for?

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I'm making a new computer and need advice, to see if the parts I've chosen will all work together, so please tell me if something is wrong or have any recommendations.
I didn't get a hard drive since I already have one that I'll be using for this.

Graphics card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156098

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103846

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135236

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148262

I'm also running on a budget of roughly $600.
Thank you,
Sincerely Danny.
 

Answer:Help Making a new computer need advice.

I think this looks good, except for the motherboard.

ECS is not the best choice: Their warranty RMAs and tech support are far worse than average. I used to work at a major retailer (F:***'s) that quit carrying ECS largely due to the failure rates and horrible customer service.

For a few bucks more, a Gigabyte or ASUS board will be money well spent.

Hope this helps.
 

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I'm assembling a coumputer out of garbage for my friend (actually for his father. He never used a computer, he just wants ability to play movies.)
The best I have - is Pentium 200mhz mmx (I know that sucks).
I have lot of old sdram memory , so I put 128+128+128=384mb
I have many 10 year old video cards. I tried couple of 1mb Cirrus logic, but they don't support overlay (necessary for video) - so I found some another 2mb pci video card, and added another 2mb to it's video banks from another card. I tried various clock settings for the processor, the fastest I could get - 249mhz ( I put 83 on system bus instead default 66mhz). Processor multiplier is locked, so mult. jumpers on bard had no effect.
I installed there Win2000.
I tried various video players (mplayer ,bsplayer,mpc, core).
In most cases It plays video fine -- except for those movies with large resolution.
For example, for mpeg1 352x288 it plays w/o frame drop, cpu usage is about 40%
For Mpeg4, around 640x272 it plays fine (mostly) cpu load is around 75-95%
Movies like 640x480 It can't handle, and video is played slower than audio.

Does anybody have any tips on how can i improve performace of ths old dude?
If not, what is a minum machine specs, that should flawlessly play mpeg-4 movies?

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Hi. I am a very active downloader of MP3's from p2p programs such as Kazaa. Well, I have noticed that some of my MP3's play at different volumes than my others. This can be very annoying because sometimes I must drastically adjust the volume on my speakers when I play another song to keep it from being too loud as I live in an apartment and I don't want to disturb the other people living here. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Making all MP3's play at equal volume...

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I tried on the weekend to make a Music CD using a DVD-RW for my friend who is in awe of Paul Robeson and his voice. Alas when I tried to play the CD on my CD Player it tells me there is nothing on the CD.

Help please.

Phil T
 

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I'm trying ot get a home network set up, I have a total of 3 computers, and I'm workign on simply getting two fo them to work together nicely at the moment. I have a Panasonic laptop running windows 2000, and a HP desktop that is running Windows XP home SP1... As much as I would liek to get rid of XP and up grade the desktop I don't have the money right now. I can currently access the laptop from the desktop, and see the desktop from the laptop, but when I try to access the desktop from the laptop I get an error of

\\name is not accessible.
access denied.

I have tried using both the name and the IP to access the desktop, and get the same result. poking around, I saw some stuff on usernames causing a problem, so I re-did the desktop to have the same username and password for the adminsitrator, as well as created an administrator account named everybody with the same password on both computers, as was recomended on some sites.

I'm to the point I don't have any other ideas, the firewall for xp has been turned off, and I also tried creating a new network, with a new workgroup name and different names for each computer, with no better luck.

Any ideas or input would be greatly appreciated!

Mike
 

Answer:Making XP and 2000 play nice

Do you have the "use simple file sharing (recommended)" option ticked or unticked in My Computer | Tools | Folder options | View Tab? If it is ticked then I would recommend un-ticking it. Create a new folder under My Documents, right click on it and select the "sharing and security" tab, set the folder to be shared and give it a share name.

Also, have you tried connecting to the Desktop using '\\name\c$' this should prompt you for a username and password, use an administrative account.

Do you have any third party firewall software runnning on the desktop computer?
 

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Nero - Blames non-existent space errors on why it doesn't actually burn the slideshow.img - OOo presentation - Can't figure out how to burn it so it autoplays instead of as a file.Just burning a bunch of pics - "Please eject disc playback feature may not be available for this disc" All files on disc were pics, jpg's.Windows Movie Maker -img - Here's the dvd player's info:Playable disks:>DvD video>DVD-R*>Audio CD>CD-R/RW*>mp3**depending on the types or the writing method of the medium some disks con not be played# Some DVD-R or CD-R/RW dics made on a personal computer, or on DVD recorders may not be player back properly due to factors such as scriatches, dirt, or special properties of the disc.(Note: I like 'disk' better than 'disc', but the manual is using 'disc')# Discs made on personal computers may not be played back properly due to different enviroments or the settings of the application you use. We recommend you always use the standardized, properly formatted discs. (please contact sales for more details.)NTSC color system onlyHitachi model DV-P533U

Answer:Making Photo Cd Play In Dvd Player

You links don't work, or at least not for me.

Anyone else have this problem?

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hello
I hope someone can help me. I currently work as a Field Support Engineer for the Post Office, but I will soon be changing jobs and working for a local secondary school as Network Manager.
There appears to have been no documenting of the network as it has grown, as many different people have been administering at different times.
I would like your views on how to approach this situation, causing the least amount of disturbance to the network but enabling me to gather as much info as possilbe.

many thanks to you all in advance

marc
 

Answer:{Advice offered} - Advice needed

Greetings

My advice: Go in on a weekend and re-install everything

Ok, now onto more practical advice:

Firstly, get a picture of the network. This means getting a floorplan of the buildings, walking around going from room to room, and writing down the number of PCs, the software OS (and service pack level, if applicable) installed, current hardware installed and the router they connect to.

Do the same for your servers. It is vitally important to know what hardware is in each PC, and what the specs of the PC are.

Next, you need to get a Logical map of your network. This is a picture of the IP addresses of the Routers, printers and servers (and workstations, if you are not using DHCP), and where the different subnet's are situated. You need to see what services are installed on your Servers (WINS, DNS, DHCP, IIS, Proxy etc). At this time, it is also a good idea to get a list of the accounts on the Server. You need to see which accounts are being used to run certain services, and make sure that only Service accounts are running those services. Next, you need to take away any user accounts that no longer correspond to people using the system (ie. if Mr Bradshaw last worked at the school 5 years ago, it is time to delete his user account). Ditto with any user home drives assigned to defunct users.

Lastly, you need to compile a list of discepancies. Look at your list created in the forst step, and get an idea of what a standard PC is (ie: Standard PC = at least Pent 200,... Read more

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b.f server not seen using st lab router!! help please

hi folks


i am very new to routers and switches and quite frankly dont understand it.

i have two computers that i want to share 1 adsl connection.
i was supplied an speed stream adsl ethernet modem by my administration on 1 telephone line.
someone told me to buy a 5 port ethernet switch, which worked but only if i turned my computer on first other wise my computer would be blocked for some unknown strange reason.

So now i have bought the ST lab 4 port router, now both computers work fine with out any installation from me, but now comes the problem

when i set up my own server in battlefield, my server dosnt show up on the list ive tried disabling thr firewall in the st lab but it dosnt help.
i have no problems joinning other servers, only setting up my own.
this problem didnt happen in the switch i mentionrd earlier.
please please help!!!!!!!!!!

p.s sorry if ive waffled too much and not getting to the point.
 

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about every 3 months, i'm suckered into fixing my fiancee's parent's pc. it's an XP box and despite uptodate freeware spyware protection (ad-aware and spybot) and virus protection (norton) they always manage to hose the box. her mom has a tendency to fall for scam popups like "omgz yous have teh spywares! click heer 2 remov!" and her little brother goes to weirdo porn sites.

i'm the only one w/ the admin password and her parents and her brother HAD limited accounts. i say HAD because i remember creating their accounts but this time when i checked their accounts, they have admin rights... not sure if her bro has a friend that knows to use the default admin in safemode.

so, basically, what advice can you guys give me to lockdown the pc. i'd like to make it so that they can't d/l anything. or better yet, they can d/l, but whenever the pc is restarted it resorts back to an image or restore point and everything they d/led is deleted/uninstalled unless it's saved in a "safe" folder so that they can still save documents and such. any advice on how to do this, or what i should do instead?
 

Answer:need advice in making a pc idiot proof...

Install xandros, no more virus worries and its easy to use.
 

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I've been running XP since it came out, but now I'm getting to a stage where I think I need to upgrade. I did try 64 bit vista over a year ago, but found there was no drivers for my soundcard (m-audio). Happily there are some now, but the big question is....

Is vista 64 bit really good enough for music production? I rely on a lot of VST's so I need at least 4GB of ram, maybe more with vista I'm not sure thats why I'm asking for help from fellow musicians.
 

Answer:Any music making people out there? Need advice please

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Hello, I've started to study C++ and I am in a strong need of a program, for making notes, while reading a book. At this moment I am using MS word swiched to web page view. To clearly represent what I want, here is the screenshot

I want it to:
Being able to create tables
Being able to change text formatting style in one click (like using styles in MS word) or at least the text color. (using color picker every time is impermissible inconvenient)
Display document in endless page view without any any kind of page breaks like usual text processors do.
And the main problem is that I want another program for my iPad, so I can continue my study on the go, while syncing the notes file via dropbox.
All text processors for iOS that I've tried (apple pages, google docs) either display documents, created in MSword web page view, incorrectly, or have very limited functionality.
The only one that I found usable is Microsoft word for iOS, but for a web page view in iOS it requires an office 365 subscription that is too expensive for poor countries I use to live in atm. (I can afford one-time purchase soft, but not the subscription)
I appreciate any advice you give, thanks

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What are the best programs for creating videos using multiple video clips (excluding windows movie maker) either freeware or paid for software .
Advise much appreciated

Answer:advice on movie making software

I have Nero, Microsoft Visual Studio, and Adobe Premier Elements, but my favorite editor is DIVX Author. It's the cheapest as well.

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I recently needed to sort out my hard drive, as I have multiple copies of music files on different folders, and decided to make a paper list, to make it easier to check which I had and not deleted.Normally you cannot print out a list of music music, however if you put these files into a Zip file and print the zip file, you get a full list in current order printed out.Terry

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Old timer here, but haven't been on Major Geeks for quite some time, except lurking.
I would like some opinions about good programs for creating Slide Shows. I want to include pictures, videos and music.
These could be free or paid programs.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Advice on making slide shows

Proshow is very nice - http://www.photodex.com/
For free Window Movie Maker? PowerPoint or Impress Are you wanting to make it a slideshow video or presentation where you control the slides?
 

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I recently discovered my 'official' Windows XP version I have is not at all official. I am unable to download the service packs, codecs, etc. and that is just the beginning of it. I'd like to get a real version of xp and will probably buy a new hard drive to replace the 40 I have now. I have a larger hard drive for back up and storage but need something bigger for the operating system and programs. I'd like to run several programs including Office, Photoshop, DVD making, etc. I also love fonts and like to have several (billion) on hand.

What would be conservative choice, the mid range, and price is no option hard drives to consider? Also, do I have to change anything else on the computer? (motherboard)

I'll have to have someone install the drive for me but would like to clear the drive and save everything myself to avoid extra cost. Knowing that I have a second internal drive what steps do I take to save my information? I know there are probably tutorials on the web that address this but I have a difficult time understanding computer talk...sometimes. I know how to transfer photos, documents, files like that. I don't know what to do with email, settings, addresses, and others. Also, I have downloaded programs and have software that I no longer have the discs for. How do I save those?

Any ideas on brands, size, etc. of hard drive is appreciated as well as the process of getting ready.

Thanks.

Answer:Making A Change; Could Use Advice On Transfer And What To Buy

One thing you could do would be to leave your Windows installation on the current 40GB drive and use your new drive for storage. That way you don't have to bother with transferring all your settings. You can purchase a valid product key for Windows on-line from Microsoft's website.

Also, even with a non-genuine version of Windows you should be able to install service packs and critical updates. Microsoft's policy is that they do not block critical updates to non-genuine users.

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Alright so i found a pc build i want to do. I just need some one to provide links to everything I need everything as cheap as possible (Yes used is allowed) Im afraid if i do it and order the parts im going to mess up on somethibg
i5 750 overclocked to 3.7 ghz
Asus P7H55 LGA 1156 motherboard
8GB DDR3 memory
MSI GTX 760 2GB
320GB Samsung Spinpoint HDD
Cooler Master Wavemaster Case
Arctic Alpine 11 GT cpu cooler
EVGA 430 watt PSU

(I already have the operating system and monitor etc taken care of)
 

Answer:Help needed making a PC

I'd be concerned about a processor that's rated at 2.66 GHz and is overclocked to 3.70 GHz.

The processor and graphics card use a combined total of 265 watts of power, and the graphics card requires a minimum of a 500 watts power supply, so that 430 watts power supply isn't going to suffice.

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To say that Iím confused would be an understatement.

Iím trying to make a DVD of some .mp4 files that I created with my Flip camcorder. When I burn them to DVD, it plays fine in my computer, but wonít play in my DVD player.

Iím using Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free. I see from the Ashampoo menu that in order to make a DVD that will play in players, the ďfolder must contain the necessary VOB, IFO and BUP filesĒ.

How do I get or create these files?
 

Answer:Solved: Need help making a DVD of mp4 files that will play in DVD players

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Hi there,

I want to make use of two application sounds running at once, for example, Flight Simulator 2004 and Ultimate Traffic, and every time I minimize Ultimate Traffic to go back into Flight Simulator, the Ultimate Traffic sound seems to mute (or give priority to Flight Simulator and stop Ultimate Traffic sound, hopefully you know what I'm trying to say).

I've been looking around the Control Panel and tweaked a few things, but to no avail. It seems like it should have such a simple solution, yet it seems persistant in not working.

This is the only issue I've had with Windows 7, apart from that I love it.

Thanks

Douglas

Answer:Making Application Sounds Play At Same Time

I'm sure you have a lot more experience than me so this is just some random thoughts that might jog an idea or two. Seems like what you're trying to do is similar to having background music playing while someone is doing a talkover. That usually means recording each "sound" to a separate track, then sync-ing the two sounds so they overlap, and finally recording both tracks into one final version.

A free tool called Audacity gives you that control. And this tutorial goes into a bit more detail. Sorry if this isn't what you had in mind.

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Hi, we've just bought a set of USB speakers with 3 cables on them: one with a red/pink tip, an identical one only green, and one with a usb cable on. Have put them into the audio red/green holes, and the only usb port I could find...and turned on...but the speakers are emitting a really horrible grating/howling/hissing noise all the time , and won't play any other sound.

(I don't think it's a problem with the sound card, because audio was working fine before we had to buy the speakers: our old monitor had built in speakers, then the picture went, and so we bought a new monitor...and only realized when we got it home and plugged it in that it didn't have built-in speakers like the other...stupid, I know...)

Anyway, can anyone tell me what we're doing wrong? There was no installation cd or instruction manual, so all we've done is plug the things in and restart. The computer doesn't seem to have noticed them.
 

Answer:new usb speakers making funny sound but won't play anything else

You will probably have to set them as the default device. A USB headset or speakers will work like a piece of hardware that must be installed... not like a regular set of speakers that uses an analog output.
 

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Hi!
So, after recently fixing my issue with my laptop freezing and buzzing, I decided to move my laptop into my bedroom so i can game alone. It all worked great for the first couple of days, but...
After those 2 days I keep getting large ping spikes (from 60 to 300), which unfortunately, while they last for a just a few seconds, are continuous.
My router was about 11 meters away from my laptop so that obviously explained the lag, so today I moved my router closer. Now the router is only about 5 meters away. When the ping spikes, it will spike to about 170-200, but thats still really bad for gaming.

I've tried a lot of tweaks, all of them were partial fixes, they fixed my ping for 1 day then the next day it was back, and even after re-applying the fix my ping rarely gets fixed.

I've tried:
1) Disabling network performance throttling through the registry: Partial fix, next day the problem persisted
2) WLAN Optimizer (Downloads-WLAN Optimizer - Optimize wireless gaming, audio and video streaming...), partial fix once again.
3) TCP Optimizer: Probably the most effective out of all tweak I've done to my computer to encounter this issue, it really, really helps, but today it doesnt seem to be very helpful.

With TCP optimizer my ping gets stabilized to 60-70 which I love. It says there until I quit my game. For some reason, lets say I quit my game. If I come back after, say 30 minutes, the ping problems are back. And in order to fix them I have to reboot and even u... Read more

Answer:Large ping spikes in CS:GO, making the game unplayable

I'm guessing this could be a problem with my upload speed since its utter crap, but if you could help then I'd really appreciate it

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Hello gamers i have a problem i just brought a thrustmaster firestorm dualpower 3 gamepad and its really good accept i want to use it with vicecity only everything works apart from using it to control the camara so it does not go very well is there a way i can make it do this??? normally i have to use the mouse to turn the camera and the arrow keys to walk forward and backwards!!

many thanx in advance
 

Answer:making thrustmaster game pad work with gta vice city?

You can try controller setup in options. Also, if that doesn't work you can delete the settings file in the GTAVC folder. The game will make a new one when you start it up. Leave it in the recycle bin until you have the new settings file, just in case.
 

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Ok I just bought 4gb new ram for my winxp pc. Everything runs fine until I play a game then I get a loud buzzing or humming noise through my speakers. If I only put two sticks in it doesn't happen. I have a Asus m2n-sli mobo, Corsair xms2 ram ddr2, and 8800 gt video card. also I would really like to know how to up the volts to my ram. Thank you for your time.
 

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 from the Microsoft Store. Everything went well (so far)
and I want to create a system image backup.

I have a 1 TB external hard drive with plenty of space, but there are some mp3 files on it. I'd like to know if storing the disk image on this drive will affect the mp3's (i.e., are they safe?)

Thank you.

Answer:Advice on making System Image Backup

Yes, an image is a bit for bit copy of everything on the system.

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Hi all,

I would like to learn how to make applications for desktop computers (probably Windows) mainly for my personal projects (but hopefully with potential to go further.). I used to do some programming maybe 15 years ago, mainly without a graphical user interface (C, F95, A little Visual Basic) and I would like to start up again but was wondering which direction I should go in? What method is most common these days? Has it changed much?

I'm being a bit open as I'm not really up to date, I was hoping that advice I receive would allow me to narrow it down.

I was wondering about using Microsoft Azure due to the parallel computing capabilities but I don't know if it is appropriate for someone getting started?

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

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I have no experience with DVD but need to make a recovery disk for my Grandkids Computer.
I have just installed XP and all the nescessary utilities on their computer (about 3 gb). there is nothing else installed yet,what I want to do is give them a DVD with these files on that they can copy to a NEW hardrive when this ancient HDD crashes and be able to start using it.
I am unable to access this computer as they live a distance away.
Do I need to make a bootable DVD or can they just set it up as a slave on another computer and copy the files to it.

Answer:Help needed making recovery dvd

So basically what you want to do is create an image of what they have right now right? This way they can just use the image on another computer and it will work like it was just installed.

If you want to create an image of the hard drive, I recommend getting a program like Norton Ghost. It will create an image file which you should be able to burn to a DVD. You may also copy this image file to another hard drive if you wish and make that one bootable.

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I have a bunch of avi's on my computer that I want to put on a DVD-R that can be played on a DVD player I have hooked up to my tv. I tried using nero but they only take those video_ts files. Is there any free program out there that will make a DVD video for me from the avi files.
 

Answer:DVD making software needed

Like this? http://www.majorgeeks.com/DivxToDVD_d4408.html
 

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Call of Duty: ...At one time I was making CoD servers that i could play on, but now it wont work!!

Answer:Call of Duty: ...At one time I was making CoD servers that i could play on

When I make server I set it to Dedicated to internet, Then I go back to CoD and look in the local But it Does not show me...I checked the filter it allows alll! What is wrong???Please help me someone.

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A friend recommended I post here about questions that I have when it comes to some upgrade options for my Laptop.

These are my computers specs :
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Now im very limited with knowledge when it comes to what I can put in this guy, but ive been told that the Vid card and Processors are easily swapped. What I would like to do is get a graphics card with some more GPU, and possibly a small upgrade with my processors(if necessary). My friend did recommend a GeForce GTX 200 series (GTX 280M looks good to me if i can put it in). So what im asking is if I could put those in my laptop, and if not if i could get some recommendations.

As far as spending Im not really worried, but i dont want to go too far off the top not because of money but more of setting my laptop aflame... The processors ive been told were good, but looking into maybe a teeny upgrade. My ram is good IMO and others so I believe we can let that be. As far as heating problems with getting newer parts, i run games on decently high settings and play for several hours using a nice cooling pad on a flat surface with no heat from the bottom with my current parts. This has led me to believe this laptop has a nice air circulation combined with a nice air flow from my cooling pad. Thanks in the meantime for your input guys

On a final note as far as overclocking, i probably wont do anything to crazy because I just would build a desktop. What i want to play on my laptop is Aion and some FPS games with... Read more

Answer:Making Small/Medium Upgrade to play some games better on my FX.

laptops are very limited as to what you can upgrade easily.

ram is the only easy upgrade and you have 4gb already so no need there.

You will have a locked bios most likely which will rule out overclocking not to mention heat issues with a laptop.

Save your money and build a desktop for gaming.

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Here's my problem ..
I have a .mp4 file of HUGO in 3D and I have it's subtitles. But the subtitles don't show up on my BRAVIA TV. Anyone know of any way so that I can make the subtitles show in my TV?
If you need any additional info, then please do ask me. I'd only be happy to provide.

Thank you.

Answer:Making mp4 file with subtitles play in SONY BRAVIA TV

BUMP DE BUMP!

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As far as numbing down visual effects, simple stuff, the little annoying things that would lag a computer a little. Anything else you guys can offer would be nice too.
 

Answer:What can I do to make it XP run smoother?

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right well my uncle upgraded to a new packard bell computer i got his old one built by hand and i have 1gb ram i have 9 games on there and all of them seem the jerk you know like stop start sort of thing well if i upgraded to 2gb ram should it run smoother please help thanks.


my specs: windows xp profesional
nvidia 7 series
amd athlon xp 2800+
2.25ghz
1.00gb ram
service pack 3

Answer:more ram=games smoother. help please

Depends how old the computer is, what games you play, the monitors resolution and what you want to spend.

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for say web, email, mp3 and general use. Playing video, dvds etc.
 

Answer:which is the faster and smoother OS - XP or 2K

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  :(my computer has a diamon monster fusion graphics card pentium 2 prossesor and a bunch of memory why doesn't war craft 3 frozen throne or sims run smooth?

Answer:how do i get my computer to run smoother

maybe you need patches for them?

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I have been facing some lags or when I exit any app live tiles going blank. No difference whether apps are on SD card or phone.

Answer:Don't you guys think WP8 was much smoother than WP 8.1?

Originally Posted by Sourabh Parchure5 I have been facing some lags or when I exit any app live tiles going blank. No difference whether apps are on SD card or phone. Which 8.1? 8.1/update 1 dev preview or Lumia cyan. Developers preview has some problems, so you could switch to cyan. Wp7.8 was faster than 7.5, 8 was faster than 7.8, 8.1(cyan) is faster than 8. If you have cyan, then try a soft reset if it could fix it.

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I have used programs like Game Maker by Mark Overmars and found it a good free engine. Does any body know any others for win98 and not dos?Thanks

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I'll be making 2 posts, first asking about battery, second asking about laptops.

Ok first off my battery question. I had a laptop for like 2 years which I hardly used due to it being too large to be practical to carry around wherever and because it ran slow (2g ram but had vista)

So anyway lately I been experimenting a lot with networking and having couple hours idle time before work (car broken and only ride i can get).

I did a search, in this forum among other sources to see the best means I could get to extending my battery life, here's what i've come up with.

-Fully charge battery only when necessary, the less charged the longer it lasts.
-Keep it cool as reasonable possible.
-When plugged in and battery charged remove either battery or plug.

As I'll be using this often out of home, keeping it as fully charged as possible is necessary as I cannot expect to carry the cables to keep it plugged in wherever. I was wondering though if there is any other means I could go by in extending battery life?

I set the computer under power saver (hp pavilion dv9000), and muted my speakers in hopes of helping extend its life during my out trips. Would I be correct to also assume use of dvd, usb devices, and wifi would too work to drain battery faster?

Is there any other means I could actively seek while using said laptop, not just with keeping the battery as well as possible, to reduce the speed of power drainage?

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Answer:Making best of battery life and buying new laptop advice?

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Originally Posted by sk2k52


I'll be making 2 posts, first asking about battery, second asking about laptops.

Ok first off my battery question. I had a laptop for like 2 years which I hardly used due to it being too large to be practical to carry around wherever and because it ran slow (2g ram but had vista)

So anyway lately I been experimenting a lot with networking and having couple hours idle time before work (car broken and only ride i can get).

I did a search, in this forum among other sources to see the best means I could get to extending my battery life, here's what i've come up with.

-Fully charge battery only when necessary, the less charged the longer it lasts.
-Keep it cool as reasonable possible.
-When plugged in and battery charged remove either battery or plug.

As I'll be using this often out of home, keeping it as fully charged as possible is necessary as I cannot expect to carry the cables to keep it plugged in wherever. I was wondering though if there is any other means I could go by in extending battery life?

I set the computer under power saver (hp pavilion dv9000), and muted my speakers in hopes of helping extend its life during my out trips. Would I be correct to also assume use of dvd, usb devices, and wifi would too work to drain battery faster?

Is there any other means I could actively seek while using said laptop, not just with keeping the battery as well as possible, to... Read more

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I have WinXP Pro and i am getting this error code when i play
WarCraft III and pretty much all of my games.

Now i have been with the same system setup for about 6 months now and within the last week i have been having problems.

the error code is

0xC0000005 (ACCESS_VIOLATION) at 001b:6Fo371B2

The Instruction at 0x6F0371B2 reference memory at 0x0000000c
The memory could not be read

Now i noticed that there is a really old thread with someone with the same problem but from the looks of it he didn't get any good ideas of what could be the problem. i read what people said there and i have already tried all that stuff i have tried just about everything i can think of i am stumped.
 

Answer:WinXP Error Code making it dificult to play games

isn't there anyone out there that can help
 

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I have a x1 carbon-Core i7-3667U CPU, 8GB ram, 180 GB SSD. The computer works great. My issue is when I play videos. If its online or local play, My computer makes a strange robotic noise, almost like a glitchy few beeps. It lasts for about a second, and then returns to normal. It happens every 30 min or so. But I noticed it happens if I move the computer while the video is playing. I am confused why it is doing this. Is it a loose circuit somewhere? I purchased in August 2013. Thanks,Eric

Answer:My X1 carbon is making a strange robotic noise when I play Videos.

can you make a sound recording and upload it to soundcloud, then link it here?

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can anyone tell me how to make a windows bootable iso file. like the ones u can download on torrent sites. i mean how do u make one with programs install. i want to doit for my self, so whenever something happens to windows i can always make a fresh install, but this way i have all my programs installed. hate to reinstall all the programs such as antivirus updates etc.

help needesd

Answer:help needed on making windows iso file

Make a "system repair disk"

System Repair Disc - Create

and make a "system image"

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

That way you will always be able to go to the point when you created the image. The "repair CD" IS bootable.

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hi guys!!
i have a presentation on pizza hut (from our subject on marketing)....i know i can make slides in power point and i know how to make them...but since i saw other people and class fellows doing somethings so awesome to impress teachers,i also thought to do something extra ordinary to make my presentation as excellent...
i wna add .gif images to presentation,videos etc....
*can anyone suggest me some software which can give more options and more excellent slides
*or how i make my pizza hut presentation slides somewhat WOWWW
do see below links...i found them on web...their material is less but i got their CONCEPT...

Top 10 Pizza Company Logos
Pizza hut

Answer:Urgent!!...help needed for making presentation...?

This is a difficult one, because in my field at least (research science) the trend in Powerpoint presentations is towards plain slides with few bells and whistles. Talks where every slide element whizzes around the screen, there are many colours, and the slide transitions are all dramatic, reduce your ability to get your message across so presentations these days are very "straight."

So one idea might be to deliberately make your presentation look very low-tech. There are plenty of websites where you can create your own personal handwriting font, so you could make the slides using your handwriting and include scans of hand-sketched diagrams and charts. You could create a template so that each slide looks like a page torn from a notebook. If you combine this with a little bit of animation - for instance have a chart's axes appear first, then make the line draw itself across the chart, you could get a wow response as people try to work out how you have managed to animate what do not look anything like traditional Powerpoint elements.

I have made a "page torn out of a notebook" template for my own use (attached) - feel free to use it if you'd like

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Does anybody have any recomendations on web banner making software. Most of the stuff I have tried is giving me a headache. I need something rather simple that will allow me to import and crop graphics. I also want beveled edges, and mouse over.
 

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Hi to all,I have been asked by my workplace to come up with a software suite for security, I was wondering if their are any books, CD-ROMS and software which would help me...I need a way of making a scanning engine and firewall, which software could I use that is easy and has books which would help me create it?I have told work that this is too much of a task as I have never bothered with programming, but a go wouldnt hurt.I think something simple to start with.Which book would be a wise read? Easy for beginer programmers.Which software? Delphi 7? I have got this software but dont understand it much.Most of this work has been left to our Programmers but now thye want me to do some as they need more staff.Please help.Regards,Gareth

Answer:Programming and making software? Help needed...

Anyone with any help?

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Hi.
Please can someone provide me with a little help? I was looking for a way to download images from sites such as archive.org that will be quicker than 'right-click, save-as' and i stumbled upon this interesting site:
click here am trying my best to follow this but I'm not sure what to do when the instructions state 'At my terminal – at which I’ve downloaded a copy of archivedownload.sh and made it executable – I need only issue the following command'
For the life of me, I don't understand how to make it 'executable'.
Please can someone explain this to me?
Thank you all.
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I thought it would be a good idea to have a back-up of my files, vital programs etc in the event of my PC crashing and losing everything as my PC is coming up to 6yrs old. I have downloaded and printed off a copy of a step by step Windows reformat and have my original XP Home Edition SP1 disc as well as a streamlined
disc my son in law made with SP2 added.
My question is, what programs etc do I need to make a back up disc of my Firewall, AV, Spyware and other security programs as well as any necessary files etc. I have several DVD+R recordable discs with 4.7GB capacity which I plan to use. I am used to burning music CD's using Windows Media Player 11 but having never done this before am not sure if I can use WMP11 to make a data disc or do I need any special program instead and would appreciate any advice / help offered.

Answer:Making a Backup Disc Help Needed.

You will want software that will let you span discs so that you can fill up each disc completely and then insert another one to continue copying without having to find files that do not exceed the capacity of each individual disc. I finally bit the bullet and bought a 500 Gb external USB drive and Acronis True Image both for a little over $100. I can mirror image my entire internal 80 Gb hard drive or recover the entire internal image in about 2.5 hours on my old machine. I mirror the internal at night so it takes no time. When you back up to CD's it's a slow process each time that has to be repeated over and over. Then you have to really know where all your user files are located and it is easy to miss backing up an important data file that may not be in your user directory. The other part is that for me it would literally take days to restore all the application software I currently am using and get all the application settings back. I am cheap but that $100 investment has been worth every penny.

Good Luck

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Hi,

About 2 years ago I have bought SONY VGN-P788K/W, it's a 8" laptop with 2GB memory and 1.6 GHz processor. It's one of those looks cool useless things, it gets choked up very easily ... it's running windows 7 and about 70 processes in the background. I'd like you guys to help me get rid of the useless stuff, so that the laptop can perform better. I just want to use is for basic stuff like surfing web and talking on skype. Help is highly appreciated.

I downloaded HJT, here is the log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:10:17 PM, on 12/18/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Elan\USB\ETDUSBCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\CCP.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\SmartWi.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care\listener.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\PowerManager.exe
C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\Magic-i Visual Effects 2\Magic-i Visual Effects.exe
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Answer:Trying to make the computer run smoother ...

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Do i need to reenable all disabled services each time before im going to update windows?
Any other advices not to mess up things ?
 

Answer:Disabling services for smoother run..

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whenever i try to play hotline miami it says this "Access to the path 'C:\Users\Trysten\Documents\My Games\HotlineMiami\hotline.cfg' is denied"

does anyone know how to fix this?
 

Answer:Plz help cant play my game

Are you the Admin or Owner of that computer? If you are, then go to hotline.cfg and change the permission you have on that file. You should give yourself the "Full Control" permission.
 

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Question: Can not play game.

I loaded Garfield Spelling for my son. It seems that it did in fact load. I have it showing in the computer programs and I have an icon on my desktop. When I click on it my screen goes white then mostly black while showing some of the desk top. And I get a message Maestrolearning.exe has problem needs to shut down.
since then
I have deleted a lot off my computer and did multiple cleansings of the c drive and defragmentied. Added malware, ran, and deleted some ad ware (don't know what that is) that was said to be infected. I have done so much that somewhere along the way the pic of my kids I bought off snapfish for my Hy resolution background has disappeared. (do you know how I can get that back?)
I am pretty darn sure I have everthing this game needs but I don't know anything about computers.
game requires,

win 98,me,2000,xp -I have xp
Pentium 200 or better*32mb ram -my tower says pentium III and I think I have about250 of the mb things.
cd rom adn sound card --I watch movies so I know I have it.
60mb hard drive space -pretty sure I have that how do I check????
quicktime 6 or better - I have the 7.2

Thanks for any help, it is greatly appreciated!
What do I need to know before buying games in the future?
 

Answer:Can not play game.

Malware are a type of trojan that harms your computer. Try using AVG or any other Anti-Virus Programs YOU TRUST. Malware may also infect your computer with pop-ups,un-needed advertisements,etc. Did you try re-installing the program? If you did, close any programs including anti-virus programs or other programs that could interfere the game. I really hope this helps.
 

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I recently found this game from 1996 i used to play. I've managed to install it no problem. But when i try to load the game up i'm left with a blank screen. I've been told i might need a DOS emulator, but this can be complicated if your computer illiterate like myself. Does anyone know where i can find a DOS emulator and how I would work such a thing?

Answer:How can I play this old game?

Download DOSBOX, a free dos emulator that will work with most DOS gamesGet it at http://www.dosbox.com/

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Hello, i can't play any games without lags games like fallout 3, darksider, mafia 2
here are my system Specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.01ghz
Graphics: Asus ENGTX 260
RAM: 2gb DDR2
Powersupply: Everest 85plus 700W
Windows 7 32bit
Motherboard Asrock n68-ge
I can't play any game all games lags fps 10-15 i install all new video drivers and still lags HELP!!!!

Answer:Can't play any game with new gtx 260

Welcome to SevenForums. Not that I put to much stock in the WEI score but have you run it to see what your graphics is rated at and would you post a snip of it?

You can run it by going to My Computer>System Properties run the WEI program.

Also did you make sure you have the power connector(s) plugged into your card?
Fabe

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Question: Play Game from CD

I am not allowed to install anything on my work computer, but I would like to be able to play games, other than the few that came on the computer. If I can find a CD with some simple games on it (haven't looked yet), could I play the games without having to install anything on my computer?
 

Answer:Play Game from CD

To be honest, that's something you should take up with your boss, to ensure you don't end up in hot water. If you're not allowed to play games during the work's time, that's likely for good reason. Moreover, if you're looking to circumvent a policy, even if it's, say, during your lunch hour or other free time, then they're still likely to frown upon this.

I'm not writing this to be a kill-joy; rather, I'm hoping I can give some advice which well help you avoid getting into hot water.
 

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