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  1. Hipster Doofus

    Can't reformat

    Grab a boot floppy. fdisk the drive then try the xp cd again.
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Thunderbird Issue

    I just have to say this> gonaads, you've come a long way. :p :D
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Random Crashes

    Have you got onboard video? If so take the card out, enable it in the bios & see how you go.
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Windows firewall problem?

    See if you can open the security centre in the task bar or the control panel. Might tell you something. Just luv that error box. :D Way to go Bill.
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Major Problem - Can't Get PC to Power On

    Did you do what Lancer suggested? What does the monitor do while all this is going on? If the case was knocked, even lightly, it is very possble that something, mabe the video card has come lose. Reseat it by taking it out & putting it back. I once had a program, win fax 10, that when...
  6. Hipster Doofus

    XP won't start, PLEASE HELP!!!

    Sounds like a registry problem. Go to Microsoft to sort it out........hopefully.
  7. Hipster Doofus

    XP won't start, PLEASE HELP!!!

    What happens if you unplug the dvd rom then boot up?
  8. Hipster Doofus

    hard drive wont partiton

    Yep that's the way. Only other thing I can think of is the way they are connected to the board & each other. Sorry. :( If taking one drive out & getting it working in another system maybe the connections is the thing that is wrong. (Don't understand your last sentence.) :eek:
  9. Hipster Doofus

    hard drive wont partiton

    Only thing I can think of is... are you reinstalling the sata/raid when booting of the cd for the installation of the system? What OS are you installing?
  10. Hipster Doofus

    get rid of "open with notepad"

    Back up the registry, delete it, reboot, see if that has got it. If not reinstall the registry. Or simply rename the the above....after noting the name now, reboot, see what gives. If it has done the trick then delete it.
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Computer freezes too much!

    Seeing as it has only been a couple of weeks you could also try doing a 'system restore' & see if that gets it right.
  12. Hipster Doofus

    CD-RW & DVD-Rom int./combo

    Also when you look at the combos it will tell you what the required system specs are. If your system is fairly new you shouldn't have a problem. Get one with a dvd writer not just to read dvd's. Shop around & you should get a good price.
  13. Hipster Doofus

    15 minutes boot time

    What about resetting the cmos? Sounds like the board is cactus maybe.
  14. Hipster Doofus

    Refresh my computer

    See how you go at Microsoft.
  15. Hipster Doofus

    get rid of "open with notepad"

    Backup your registry first. I have not tried these. Check your settings here: 1/ HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications. Select the associated sub-key, if 'NoOpenWith' is listed, delete it. This setting allows you to control whether the checkbox to save the "Open With" program is available...
  16. Hipster Doofus

    Password Protected Folders

    You could give this a go. It works in XP. Right click the setup.inf file & select 'Install'. Reboot, then right click / properties on a folder to see the security tab.
  17. Hipster Doofus

    Overclocking CPU

    You'll need to post your full system specs for an answer to that one.
  18. Hipster Doofus

    Error message

    Insert your XP CD / Recovery CD, boot up & see if it is picked up & loads itself. If it does & you can see your hard drive then it should be OK.
  19. Hipster Doofus

    BIOS sees video card, XP doesnt

    What about the 'Add New Hardware' feature in the control panel?
  20. Hipster Doofus

    BIOS sees video card, XP doesnt

    You could also try re-seating the card. Who knows? We are talking windows. :D