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  1. Have you tried installing a codecs pack like K-Lite or Gordian Knot? Then you can play the DVD in WMP.
  2. Try A-Squared
  3. Hey I got mine working. This is what I did. I disabled the old drivers by going to the device manager. Then shut down. Next, I installed the new card, booted into safe mode and then installed the new drivers. It rebooted and Windows opened. Finally, I updated the drivers from Nvidia's site, now everythings working. Hope in someway this helps.
  4. I'm having the same problem with that same card. I sent it back to Newegg and they sent me another but I have the same problem. I'm running XP with an AMD 4400+
  5. Cable came before potatoes?
  6. who make it more standardized? or do you standard across distributions.. which will never happen, too many opinions. Windows its own standard(they even rebelled against ISO standards), Linux in most cases follows the RFC's and other international standards. The biggest Issue is hardware, in that case it with hardware that does not follow the standards. or there is no standard. I know people do not care when its the Hardware and not the OS, but we can vote with our money. I only buy hardware if they support Open Source or at least have a driver. This is hurting me in my recording studio as I believe that MOTU is the best Money can buy for audio cards, but they refuse to support Linux, even though I use a Mac for the studio, I still will not buy their equipment. It's only this stand, that will get companies to do the right thing. a note for companies, if you release your driver to the Kernel team, they will keep it up to date with the Kernel, you just need to submit changes on what changed on different versions of the hardware. and don't use Binary blobs so others like BSD (insert Version or OS here) can easily, take the driver and create their own driver, with out it costing you a dime. also you only have to support one version of Linux if you release source code. Like pick Red Hat or SUSE or Ubuntu and release the source, the rest will compile the source on their own. Merger of Linux
  7. Don't get me wrong, I love XP. But after 6yrs and $6 billion in R&D, Microsoft has released a bloated, unfinished and limited compatible product. Instead of coming out with 6 different versions for hundreds of dollars, when they should have made a stable usable Home or Pro versions. It will take years for businesses to be able to integrated with their company programs. Where I work, people who have bought new laptops, have so many problems, that they end up having to wait to use a workstation in the office. I agree with you that Linux isn't the most user friendly. But if they get their "stuff" together and making it more standardized, in 5-10yrs Linux could take over.
  8. Second nail in Microsoft's coffin. First being Vista
  9. This is weird. I just upgraded from a 3700+ Single-Core to a 4200+ Dual-Core. I won it in a bet. Spurs/Suns game 1. Go Spurs! Anyway, it's alot better CPU than the old one. I recommend it
  10. Thanks. How long would it be good for. It's a small case. So I can stack it on top of my Windows machine.
  11. What would make a decent Linux box. I want to run Ubuntu. I'm thinking about piecing on together. I am thinking an AMD 3200+, 1GB of RAM and a Nividia 7600. Would it work with stuff like beryl running?
  12. Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable. It's the best feel-good food around!! Does he take Medicaid?
  13. Here in Texas, they would just shoot you.
  14. I had to go back to Nero 6 because Nero 7 never worked.
  15. I tried the 64 version, 6.10 but it won't install on this computer. It will load on my roommates computer.
  16. The joys of trying to destroy your daughters date. My brother raised me since I was little and was always overprotective. He freaked when I wanted to start dating. He has used most of these rules, plus other creative ways of assuring sabotage of my dates. Some of my favorites: 1) Having friends over for "gun cleaning" parties. 2) Same friends, asking to see a drivers license. Each taking their time to study it and memorize full names and addresses. 3) Start playing video games, watching sports, going to look at his car. Anything to get date to not go anywhere and "just hang out at the house" 4) And my personal favorite, to tell my date that it was really nice that he is taking me out, especially with my "condition". Never told them what that condition was or that there wasn't one. This one was pulled a number of times before I found out. Another that was thought of but never used (thank god) was to give the date a diaper bag and tell him I wasn't potty trained.
  17. A friend gave me a Ubuntu 6.06 disc and showed me the basics. I know the disc works because we tried it on my roommates computer and it loaded. The problem is when I try to install it on my computer, it gets to the install screen but after you select the install the screen goes blank then reads something to the effect - Linux kernal unpacking. But it just stops there. The disc stops spinning and there is no HD activity. Before coming here I tried Google but can't really find anything. I'm thinking it might be a hardware issue with my AMD Athlon 64 CPU. I don't know. My system specs. are: AMD 3700+ Athlon 64, 2GB of RAM, MSI K8NGM2 mobo (using integrated video) and a Seagate 400GB HD with 3 partitions (2 windows and 1 not formated). The non-formatted partition is where I was going to install Ubuntu. Any help would be appreciated
  18. A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor's office. After the check-up, the doctor took the wife aside and said, "If you don't do the following, your husband will surely die". 1.Each morning, fix him a healthy breakfast and send him off to work in a good mood. 2.At lunch time, make him a warm, nutritious meal and put him in a good frame of mind before he goes back to work. 3.For dinner, fix an especially nice meal, and don't burden him with household chores. 4.Have sex with him several times a week and satisfy his every whim. On the way home, the husband asked his wife what the doctor had told her. "You're going to die," she replied.
  19. What He said. But to be on the safe side, make her blind too. So, she can't see your ugly drunk ass.
  20. Real Friends Are you tired of those asinine "friendship" poems with decent intentions, but never actually come close to reality? Well, here's a collection of promises that actually speak of true friendship. 1. When you are sad - I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you sad. 2. When you are blue - I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you. 3. When you smile - I will know you finally got laid. 4. When you are scared - I will rag on you about it every chance I get. 5. When you are worried - I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining. 6. When you are confused - I will use little words. 7. When you are sick - Stay the hell away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have. 8. When you fall - I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass. Friendship is like pissing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.
  21. If your getting s.m.a.r.t errors get what you can off the drive now. S.M.A.R.T. errors
  22. Man is the head of the household. The woman is the neck. and everybody knows the head can't do sh*t without the neck
  23. TWENTY WAYS TO CONFUSE SANTA CLAUS 1. Instead of milk and cookies, leave him a salad, and a note explaining that you think he could stand to lose a few pounds. 2. While he's in the house, go find his sleigh and write him a speeding ticket. 3. Leave him a note, explaining that you've gone away for the holidays. Ask if he would mind watering your plants. 4. While he's in the house, replace all his reindeer with exact replicas. Then wait and see what happens when he tries to get them to fly. 5. Keep an angry bull in your living room. If you think a bull goes crazy when he sees a little red cape, wait until he sees that big, red Santa suit! 6. Build an army of mean-looking snowmen on the roof, holding signs that say "We hate Christmas," and "Go away Santa" 7. Leave a note by the telephone, telling Santa that Mrs. Claus called and wanted to remind him to pick up some milk and a loaf of bread on his way home. 8. Throw a surprise party for Santa when he comes down the chimney. Refuse to let him leave until the strippers arrive. 9. While he's in the house, find the sleigh and sit in it. As soon as he comes back and sees you, tell him that he shouldn't have missed that last payment, and take off. 10. Leave a plate filled with cookies and a glass of milk out, with a note that says, "For The Tooth Fairy." Leave another plate out with half a stale cookie and a few drops of skim milk in a dirty glass with a note that says, "For Santa" 11. Take everything out of your house as if it's just been robbed. When Santa arrives, show up dressed like a policeman and say, "Well, well. They always return to the scene of the crime." 12. Leave out a copy of your Christmas list with last-minute changes and corrections. 13. While he's in the house, cover the top of the chimney with barbed wire. 14. Leave lots of hunting trophies and guns out where Santa's sure to see them. Go outside, yell, "Ooh! Look! A deer! And he's got a red nose!" and fire a gun. 15. Leave Santa a note, explaining that you've moved. Include a map with unclear and hard-to-read directions to your new house. 16. Set a bear trap at the bottom of the chimney. Wait for Santa to get caught in it, and then explain that you're sorry, but from a distance, he looked like a bear. 17. Leave out a Santa suit, with a dry-cleaning bill. 18. Paint "hoof-prints" all over your face and clothes. While he's in the house, go out on the roof. When he comes back up, act like you've been "trampled." Threaten to sue. 19. Instead of ornaments, decorate your tree with Easter eggs. 20. Dress up like the Easter Bunny. Wait for Santa to come and then say, "This neighborhood ain't big enough for the both of us."