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    Nvidia Component video resize bug

    I dual output to an HDTV via component cables with my 8800 GTS 640, and every driver revision I have used up through 180.48 allowed me to resize the HDTV desktop through the nVidia Control Panel to fill the screen completely. But beginning with 181.20 on through the current 182.08, the resize...
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    Extremely odd CRC issues and beeping/chirping noises

    A few days ago I began getting CRC corrupt file errors when trying to extract RAR files. I would redownload them over and over again and noticed something strange. Files were sometimes showing as corrupt, and sometimes not, before any resuming was done on them. So I decided to run the files...
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    2x1GB + 2x1GB = BSOD

    I have 4x1GB DDR2-6400 Crucial Ballistix RAM modules. If I only use 2x1GB at a time, everything works fine, but when I add all of them to the system, it will hang at the BIOS loading screen or Windows will BSOD immediately after boot with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Originally I thought one of the...
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    Prevent spontaneous modification of speaker settings

    I have a 7.1 surround setup, and I find myself constantly having to go into control panel > sounds and audio devices > advanced speaker settings and set it back to 7.1 because it keeps setting itself back to desktop stereo. It may be Counter-Strike or some other game that causes this, so where...
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    Best way to run ethernet cabling along the ceiling/wall?

    I've got 125 feet of ethernet cable I'd like to run into the next room on the edge of the ceiling. Are there any special kind of staples I should use or is there a certain way to do it to make sure the cable stays secure and also does not get damaged..?
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    Largest rabbit in the world? -BBC pic-

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    Can't axx net with 2 NICs

    I have 2 network cards in my computer, one of which goes into my cable modem and the other into my Xbox. If both of my network cards are enabled I cannot access the internet from my PC, but my Xbox can tap into my PC. As soon as I disable the NIC designated for my Xbox, the net becomes...
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    Extract incomplete RAR archives?

    Say you have part4.rar of an .mpg file. How do you extract just the bit of video in that particular .rar so you can sample the video? I tried the keep broken files setting, but it does not work. Apparently that's just for bad checksums or something.
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    Unlocking and overclocking Athlon XP 3200

    I recently installed a liquid cooling solution and would like to jack my Barton 3200 up a few hundred MHz as it's running on average 30c at the default 2200 clock. Plenty of breathing room. Now I have an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Rev 2.0 with nVidia nForce2 chipset and the BIOS displays a whole bunch...
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    Surround sound in Doom 3

    I have an Audigy 2 ZS with latest drivers and a 7.1 sound system, and I have 7.1 surround slected in Windows control panel, but when I try to select surround within Doom 3's menu, it says something like 'No surround system detected. Check Windows control panel settings' so I double checked and I...
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    How to limit XP user accounts more?

    I'm running Windows XP Pro and would like to create an extremely limited user account for my child. I do not want him to be able to do anything but browse the internet and log off. I don't want him to have access to local files or shut down the computer but Windows doesn't seem to natively...
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    Mysterious blank driver update at Windows Update

    I went to the Windows Update site today because I keep getting blue screens about tdi.sys, win32k.sys, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA and stuff, and I tried switching out my nForce drivers, network card drivers, even tried a different network card, graphics...
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    Best way to cool an Athlon XP Barton?

    My CPU temp is making me nervous. I recently installed a new hard disk drive, bringing it up to 5, all in my PC. That, coupled with a fanless Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB (It has two massive heatsinks on each side) I believe is what sent my CPU temp to it's record high of 75C/167F. So I took out all...
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    Real played in MPC mutes wave volume

    As any sane person, I would never let any Real software on my PC so I use Media Player Classic and Real Alternative 1.22 to play Real files, but upon launching one, Windows' wave volume is set to 0, and I have to go to the volume control center and set it back. This happens every time I...
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    Anti-Censorship Rant

    I was replying to a post on another site about TV viewership declining and got really carried away with this rant because I'm really pissed about the new FCC rules that were introduced last week and ClearChannel canning The Howard Stern Show. I've been browsing NTFS since the early XP-erience...
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    Retrieve installed Half-Life key?

    I have been playing DoD 1.0 forever, but now I want to install Steam but I lost my CD case. The CD key has got to be somewhere on my PC. I looked in the registry under HKUC/software/valve/half-life/settings/ but there's no key value there. Where is the key stored for DoD 1.0?
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    SimCity 2000

    Has anyone been able to get SimCity 2000 to run on Windows XP? The DOS version works fine, just with no music, but with the Windows version, if I click setup, nothing happens, and I have to go to task manager and end the task, and it says "The request to end the selected 16 bit task has timed...
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    I have no firewall or anti-virus running, TCP/IP filtering is disabled, NetBios is enabled, I'm not behind a router or a hub or anything, my ethernet card is directly connected to my cable modem, but whenever I try to ping any IP or web address it times out with 100% loss. If I do a tracert of...
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    EAX distortion fix?

    I have a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS with the latest Creative drivers and updates, and it works fine except when EAX is used, there's this awful crackling noise. I'm aware of the kX drivers but they don't support EAX. I bought this card specifically for EAX and I can't even use it! Any...
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    Internet activity alarm app/script?

    I require an application that monitors internet activity and when it drops below a certain amount, will sound an alert. Does something like this exist? Or like some script that will execute a command, namely a sound file, when bandwidth drops to a certain level?