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    Laptop Firewall

    I am having problems successfully installing a firewall on my laptop. I only need it when travelling as I am behind a Linux box at work and linksys at home though it cant hurt. I have tried Kerio and Outpost(1st choices) as well as Zone alarm. BSOD result on boot up. Tosh Satellite 5200 intel...
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    Laptop Mp3 Player ?

    I am having a new years party and want to play our mp3s over our home theater system. I plan to copy the files to my tosh sat 5200 laptop so as to reduce the distance of the audio cable. The yam ac-xg sound card has an spdif minijack output. I plan to use a coax input ( it has 3) on my hk...
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    im services

    Merry Xmas all! Both of the boxes at home have multiple desktops for the kids and adults. How can you restrict the various im programs (yahoo, windows messenger etc. ) so that they load on the kids desktops only. I know moving programs from the all startup folder to individual startup folders...
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    ide setup

    I have just purchased a lg dvd-ram burner. At this time I have the boot harddrive on primary ide, the lg cd-rw on the secondary ide. the data harddrives on prim and sec on a ultra 133 eide controller everything set to master and moved the liteon to another computor. I think I should put...
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    802.11g ?

    I am planning to install a linksys wired/wireless router to replace the existing bef linksys router in the house. The wired part is no problem but I am wondering about the wireless part. Any tips or things to watch out for when configuring. This will be pure 802.11g as I dont need backwards...
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    Silly question

    WHY? Daughter's new case Nice window and hinged front door for cdrw and cd players But the window is on the left side and so is the hinge for the door. If you want to show off the box ( on the desk ) you have to reach waaayy over to load a cd or turn it on or load a floppy. Engineering at...
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    Have I fried it???

    I just built the system below after much ram frustration and everything was good . 3d marks tested and burned well, kids games ran well. Soooo time to mess with some overclocking. 1. reduce multiplier and increase fsb to 166 2. all good 3. reduce again to 10x and increase fsb to 200 4...
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    runtime error

    I (actually my son) is now getting a c++ runtime error when ever he tries to play any games; e.g. jedi knight, counterstrike, never winter nights, etc. I have searched many boards and the problem seems common but no solutions. I have the latest bios from gigabyte and video drivers from nvidia...
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    Upgrade questions?

    Okay here we go. I have purchased Asus A7N8X mobo 2 sticks azenram 512 pc2700 ddr athlon 2400xp- got a deal on it. May return for a 2700 lian li pc65u case All other components will be reused from the system below Now the questions 1 - Do I have to reformat - 40 gig has xp pro on it...
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    usb problem

    The USB setup on one of our computors is driving me nuts. When the computor is started up and the boot sequence and login are completed none of the usb devices are recognized. I go to system, devicemanager and the little yellow "!" is hilighted on the "Via Rev 5 or later USB UNiversal Host...
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    norton/symantec

    Having just upgraded my laptop recently I have made a real effort to make this computor Norton free. I have used Symantec's products for years but in the last two years I find their products are memory hogs and just don't do the job. EG:N.A.V. vs. A.V.G.( on new machine) scan new laptop after...
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    which NOS

    hi all I am looking for opinions on this matter. I own a small business ( 8 pcs ) that currently is peer to peer using xp, me and win 98. I feel the time has come to implement a server and I am wondering whether win2000 or novell Small Bus Suite 6.1 would be the best bet. We use cad-cam...
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    slave/master setup

    i have just purchase a new box and i am adding some existing drives. what would be the best ide setup my config is as follows: athlon xp 1800 gigabyte ga-7vtxe+ mobo 256 ddr 40 gb hd - new lg 52 cdrom - new liteon 2410 cdrw - old 10 gb hd - old geforce2mx400 -64mb video xp pro...