Recent content by Skunk141

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    Motherboard dead, need data from drives!

    Hi Chaps, I'll confess this is an area I know little about but I have a Dell Dimension 8400 which came as factory standard raid 0. Now the motherboard has died how do I go about getting the data off that I need? Thanks in advance.
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    Strange excel / word mail merge problem

    I am trying to mail merge an excel spreadsheet to word, which all works fine but it puts big line breaks between each line that can't be removed, any ideas on what this is? Let me know if you need more info...
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    Operating system not found after XP setup

    Been through the whole lot and still no joy. Looks like it's dead then, shame as the current drive boots to XP but is dying, strange thing is, I've loaded XP about 5,000 times and I've never seen a PC/Laptop do this.
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    Operating system not found after XP setup

    Both triple checked many times! Such a weird one, never come across it before, any other clues as I'm suspecting hardware problem although it will still boot from old disk as soon as it's swapped back so that too eliminates wrong bios settings... Oh also checked BIOS update but there is none...
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    Operating system not found after XP setup

    Hi chaps, got a really strange one. Got a Acer Travelmate 4060 here with a failing hard disk although it does still boot to XP. So easy job, change hard disk, and load xp again. Well everything appears to go well, XP setup starts, finds the disk, partitions and formats it then starts copying...
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    Outlook To field: How can I backup auto fill list?

    Found the anwsers here. How to manage .pst files in Outlook 2007, in Outlook 2003, and in Outlook 2002
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    Outlook To field: How can I backup auto fill list?

    Hi chaps, Probably a really easy one, I have just moved to a new PC and have everything restored the way I want it apart from the auto fill list I used to have in Outlook, where is this stored so I can pull it off the old HD? Thanks
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    MSI editing/installation not working, any MSI experts?

    Like you say the first is hard as the MSI looks like a minefield to me, I'm sure some one with MSI knowledge may be able to spot which areas need adjusting. I've just tried your suggestion of installing the reg key prior to install but unfortunately it again complains about being tampered with...
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    MSI editing/installation not working, any MSI experts?

    Hi chaps, I have a piece of software that I'm trying to deploy via GP, something I've done several times, the deploying works but the registry key that I have manually entered in to the MSI via Orca is not working, I admit to having no knowledge of MSI's so this may be a really obvious problem...
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    Mirror DOS command?

    Perfect, thanks for that, does exactly what I needed :)
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    Mirror DOS command?

    I seem to remember using this back in the day but it seems to have disappeared from XP and Vista, is there an alternative? Xcopy works well for an incremental backup with the /s /d /y switch but I want my backup drive to mirror my source files meaning when I delete something it's also deleted...
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    Find out what frequency other wireless networks are on

    I think you have the wrong end of the stick, I'm qualified enough to fix the problem, just that I didn't know where to find that bit of software :) If wireless routers near by are operating on the same frequency you can get interference and drop outs. I don't believe the theory that mixing...
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    Find out what frequency other wireless networks are on

    I am having a lot of drop outs with a new Belkin router and would like to find out what the other 5-6 wireless networks in my area are operating on, is there a decent bit of software free or cheap that can tell me this?
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    Watching BBC iPlayer while I'm abroad

    Tried them but too unreliable. There is something about SSH but I'm unclear on how to set this up. This looks perfect but the link is broken to the tutorial. http://hackaday.com/2005/08/31/how-to-ssh-http-proxy-setup/
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    Watching BBC iPlayer while I'm abroad

    Hi chaps, I want to use the iPlayer while I'm abroad on my laptop, problem is the BBC blocks everything but UK IP's. I have a BBC licence and obviously a UK broadband connection, is there a way of accessing the iPlayer via my router/IP at home? I already have a connection to my home pc via...