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Duke Atreides

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  1. My wife has a Toshiba Satellite 1135-S125.


    This is the third time we have gotten this error, the previous two times I just used the restore discs and started over. However I thought there MUST be a better solution that reformatting the HDD.


    This particular time my wife had the thing on the couch for a long time :blink: and some error came up asking her to restart. I do not know what error it was but since then whenever we stry to start it it POSTS, then goes blank screen, if we wait 5 minutes something does come up which says:


    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or currupt:

    <Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.

    Please reinstall a copy of the above file.


    I have tried using the Windows recovery with a SP2 disc, that does nothing. My wife has like 10 gigs of music on this laptop and really does not want to lose it, is there something we can do to fix this that does not involve using the restore discs or reformatting?

  2. I have an HP pavilion xt412 that was recently handed to me to fix.


    The problem this thing has is it turns on and then about 2 seconds later turns off, turn on, turn off etc about 10 times then comes on and hangs. The screen does not come up with POST or anything, the lights are merely on and the fan whirs.


    Any ideas?


    edit/ I have the thing completely dismantled currently.

  3. One thing though, there are two versions.


    The version I have is the PC GAMERS version, there is another called the sillouette I think...


    On this version the letters do not light up on the keys, you just have the backlighting, however it does have the mini keypad for gaming. The sillouette has no second keypad but the letters do light up IIRC. Circuit City carries both, you could just go to one of their display comps and plug the keyboard into a USB port to check them out. I pretty much touch type so having the letters lit up was not that important to me and the little keypad was a nice touch since in BF2 I spend most of my time in the air.

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    I bought this keyboard a week ago, I must say that I love it, the keys are just the right touch for both gaming as well as typing, there is no cheapie rattle (even from the space bar). The thing is great for both gaming as well as typing research papers (my wife is a college student and I do quite a bit of typing in forums). The thing has weight to it as well so you don't have to worry about moving it around accidentally and the adjustable level of backlighting makes it ideal for playing in light/dim or dark.


    I don't worik for this company or anything, I just like the keybaord.

  5. If you can wait try to latch on to one of the Black Friday deals. Wal Mart is selling one for $400 that day and some other places have some wacky deals as well.


    Check this site


    I used this site last year to work out my shopping plan that day and got some really great deals on some various hardware for my comp (ex: 100 Gig HDD for $30 out the door, Wireless mouse for $6 each etc...) just check the ad scans and happy hunting.

  6. I have also tried to make these little pockets of joy... and finally cornered a guy who owns a restaurant I frequent.


    Do not use actual crab meat, use the crab-like-meat (refrigerated stuff, not the nasty pouch crap) The faux crab meat is actually whitefish with flavour and colouring added, but it is also sweeter.


    Just try it, and in your mixed up stuff before you fill the things add a drop or two of lemon juice.