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Post by Ip Lockard on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:28 am

Figured as there's a thread for Homework help, eventually someone's gonna have some computer/console issues.

There's quite a few of us on here who work in IT, so if you're having a problem - shout here and we'll do our best to help out!

(Note- This thread could probably also cover purchasing/upgrade advice for hardware.)
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Post by jerryGFL on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:39 am

even though is study comp sci . i still want to ask you a questin that could easily lead to a 10 page debate.
Anywayim looking to buy a new pc and will build it myself. Now i have the issues wich graphics card to put in it.
I have already decided that it will be a NVIDIA card so no" i like the atiXXXmore" posts please.
So which card would you recommend expiereince etc? thx
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Post by Ip Lockard on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:57 am

jerryGFL wrote:even though is study comp sci . i still want to ask you a questin that could easily lead to a 10 page debate.
Anywayim looking to buy a new pc and will build it myself. Now i have the issues wich graphics card to put in it.
I have already decided that it will be a NVIDIA card so no" i like the atiXXXmore" posts please.
So which card would you recommend expiereince etc? thx

What performance do you need from it and how much are you willing to spend on it?
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Post by jerryGFL on Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:54 am

200 POUNDS should be erlatively high performance
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Post by Flamur on Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:18 pm

Right, I need help.

My computer isnt working.

After its on for a few minutes it either just crashes and freezes and I have to restart, or the monitor just...shuts off and says "Entering Sleep Mode". Ive done system reinstalls and its fine for a bit until I start installing important s*** like my Internet, Graphics Drivers, Microsoft Office, Service Packs, NET Framework 2.0, etc.

Anyone have any idea? Its really pissing me off as I cant find the problem (Although I have my suspicions)...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Post by Ip Lockard on Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:45 am

Laptop?
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Post by Nelsaidi on Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:19 am

jerryGFL wrote:200 POUNDS should be erlatively high performance

You wont need a graphics card if your spending only 200, your wasting your money. Ever few pounds you can add on to that will be worth it, so can you do 250? Or bettrer yet 300.
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Post by Flamur on Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:07 am

Ip Lockard wrote:Laptop?

Nope.
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Post by Ip Lockard on Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:37 pm

@ Flamur - if you're just aiming system restores at it rather than formatting, it could well be some kind of Trojan malware.

I'd suggest what I normally do - boot to safe mode, start>run>msconfig and turn off ANYTHING that isn't MS signed.
Then open the programs that normally cause a crash, one by one while watching Task manager.

End game if it keeps happening - format the drive to 2 partitions, one for OpSys and installs, one for data(docs, music, saves, etc.)
That prevents around 90% of nasty s*** hitting anything you can't just re-install.
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Post by Flamur on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:25 am

Alright, the problem seems to be after I install my Graphics Drivers...Before I install them, things work fairly well (Apart from the obvious graphics stuff like jittering and no games etc.). Once I install those drivers, it starts to shut off every 20/30 mins.
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Post by Flamur on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:04 pm

Alright well, I'm gonna get one of my mates old graphics cards as a temporary replacement in the hope that it will fix my computer and let me get back to normal.
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Post by patti11 on Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:46 am

hey i have a problem
just now this window came up saying, 'An unauthorized change was made to Windows'. You will no longer receive notifications, including those about your license or activation.
I am using Vista (came with the laptop) Home Premium
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Post by Ip Lockard on Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:51 am

Try this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931699

If you're using any of those programs it does happen occasionally.
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Post by patti11 on Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:46 am

i am using none of those programs and i cant access control panel

should i system restore?
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Post by Ip Lockard on Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:06 am

Sounds like a HDD issue then.

Try Start>Run>Chkdsk

If that comes up blank (no errors), then simply repairing the Vista install might work.

If there are errors, I'd get everything you can off the machine, and try re-formatting.
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Post by patti11 on Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:25 am

when i do that in the command prompt it comes with,
Access Denied as you do not have sufficient privileges. You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode.

Should i do this in safe mode then?


EDIT: Couldnt be bothered with this s*** just did a system restore till yesterday
thanks for ur help anyway Ip

Vista= piece of crap
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Post by funky44 on Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:53 pm

I know this great game, but it is kinda broke. Can somebody look at the source code for me?

Link to game. I'm safe to click, honestly
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Post by hammybear on Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:20 pm

sorry to be the one to tell you this funky, but that game is f****d beyond repair.
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Post by funky44 on Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:50 am

Dammit! XD
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