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    Computer's Dead

    my desktop suddenly shuts down today and now it wont turn back on. i push the power button and nothing happens, psu fan doesnt spin, hard drive doesnt spin i tested the psu by shorting the green and black wires on the main atx connector and only the psu fan spins what should be the next step in diagnosing this problem? Thanks
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    Computer's Dead

    i shorted the green and black wires on the main atx connector and checked the voltages of all the connectors and everything looks fine. i get 17V from the yellow wires and 7V from the red wires. i still dont know if its the psu because the issues could be from putting the psu under load. i've also reset the bios and that did nothing what else could cause a sudden shut down? can a mobo just suddenly die and if so how can i make sure its the mobo? Thanks
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    Computer's Dead

    i do not believe there was a surge and i didnt smell any smoke when the psu is plugged in and the main atx connector is plugged into the mobo, should there be 12v between the yellow and black wire on the molex connector going to the hard drive?
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    Widescreen To 4:3 Tv

    thanks guys im using the tv as an extension now and it works exactly like i want it
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    Widescreen To 4:3 Tv

    i have a widescreen monitor and my video card is set up at 1680x1050. i have my 4:3 tv hooked up with a s-cable to my video card this is where the issue begins. as expected the widescreen cant be fully displayed on the 4:3 tv. only a portion is displayed on the tv and i can move the center of the screen around with the mouse. is there a way i can display bars on the top and bottom of the tv so i get the whole screen displayed on the tv? Thanks
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    Widescreen To 4:3 Tv

    i might have misunderstood the problem i originally thought the aspect ratio was 16:9 when i was seeing it on the tv but it is in fact 4:3, okay so thats good but the entire screen cant be displayed on the tv and i dont know why i have to move to mouse to pan to the other side to get the rest of the picture this doesnt work well for movies or videos because i can only see 80% of the picture
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    Widescreen To 4:3 Tv

    the tv is currently setup as a secondary monitor with a resolution of 800x600 but i still get the same problem if i set my monitor to a 4:3 resolution it works but it looks like . on the monitor
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    Widescreen To 4:3 Tv

    its a sony CRT but i dont think there's a option for this on the tv im looking for a software solution from the pc side
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    Htpc Frontend For Videos And Dvds

    im still looking for something for XP at moment and most likely free and found GameEx its mainly a frontend for MAME but it has lots more support than any other free frontends ive found im gonna give it a try and if anyone else has any experience with this comment would be great Thanks
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    Htpc Frontend For Videos And Dvds

    im kinda interested in the concept of HTPC but dont know if i really want a dedicated computer for home theatre ive been looking at a few frontends and like the styles but most of them have way too many features that i dont really need im looking for a frontend with a good video playing interface, maybe something like MCE Thanks
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    Htpc Frontend For Videos And Dvds

    i did not know MCE came with Vista, im still running XP and havent really looked into Vista at all does MCE come with all the different types of Vista or only certain versions? also is MCE on Vista the same as the one that came packaged with the newer XP?
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    White Rabbit Recall

    these white rabbit candies are very popular in china i remember eating quite a few of these when i was a kid anyone know if these candies were just recently infested or has it always been infested and was just never known?
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    Awesome Ff Extension

    10 4 we have a 404
  14. I need some advice on what could be a life changing decision. Thanks in advance guys. I've suspected for some time now that my girlfriend has been having an affair. The usual signs. Phone rings, I answer, someone hangs up. She started going out 'with the girls' a lot recently although when I ask which girls it is always "Just some friends from work, you don't know them". I always look out for her taxi coming home but she always walks down the drive although I can hear a car setting off. As if she has got out of the car round the corner. Why? Is it not a taxi? I once picked her mobile up just to see what time it was and she went beserk and screamed that I should never touch her phone again and why was I checking up on her. Anyway, I have never approached the subject with my g/f. I think deep down I just didn't want to know the truth but last night she went out again and I decided to check on her. I decided I was going to hide behind my car which would give me a view of the whole street so I could see which car she gets out of. It was whilst crouched behind my car that I noticed rust around my rear wheel arch. Should I take it into a body repair shop or should I buy some stuff from the local auto shop and try to repair it myself?
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    Need Some Help With A Tough Decision

    thanks guys!!!! im glad the senior and older members here like it (im not saying u guys are old, just that you've been here a long time) and yes its almost christmas!!! Merry Christmas Everyone
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    Need Some Help With A Tough Decision

    lol u guys take this stuff too seriously its a joke i saw it on another forum and thought u guys would enjoy it EDIT: whats up with these boards recently? i've been gone for awhile and now its like all serious and uptight funny?...........not funny?........ just dont get it? comments are welcome
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    New Book, W00t!

    i read The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene and its very good the string theory stuff will blow your mind, its great its a thinker!
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    Wireless Security Problem

    i just bought a wrt54g router and i am very satisfied heres a little background info, i have 1 wired desktop and i wireless laptop i first had WEP setup and everything worked flawlessly then i changed it to WPA-PSK and everything started to go wacky my wired connection is fine but my wireless is no longer connecting i have gotten the key and entered it but it still doesnt connect after some searching i have found the problem you need to go to the properties of your network and you need to match those settings with those of your router there's only i slight problem on my router im using these setting: WPA-PSK with AES encryption but in the windows settings they have WPA-PSK but only TKIP they dont have AES, what do i do??? i tried setting the router to TKIP and it does indeed work but i have heard its not as secure as AES
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    Wireless Security Problem

    okay with all that said im just going to stay with TKIP
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    Ipod Does Not Like Usb

    my ipod has been working pretty good, its a 3rd gen now one day my pc froze so i had to disconnect when it said "do not disconnect" and then i updated iTunes to the newest version (4.9 i think) now my pc does not recognize the ipod when i plug in with USB, but it does work when i use FireWire this is a problem for me because i need the fireWire to charge and USB to sync i checked the device manger and theres a exclamation on the USB controller maybe thats the problem ive tried restarting and restoring and nothing things me to work
  21. i had serious problems with sp2 and had to uninstall it well that worked out pretty well but my startup is really really slow it stays at the blue screen where it says "windows is starting up" for almost a minute its not that i have lots of services, programs or viruses because i just formatted and scanned my computer what can i do to get my comp back to normal startup speeds?
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    Extracting Audio From Video !urgent!

    hey guys i know someone will give me an answer fast this board always exceeds my expectations heres my situation i have a wmv of comdian russell peters, and i want just the audio file so i can put it on my ipod is there program that will let me do this? what makes this urgent is that im leaving the country and my computer for about 2 months and would love to this very funny comdian with me for my 16HOUR plan flight im leaving tomorrow morning - June 24
  23. http://www.crystalinks.com/day5plasmaball.html if i only could use my plasma ball to heal the stupidy which created this crap
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    Firefox Is Acting Up

    you guys are the best i uninstalled the plugin and now it works flawlessly
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    Firefox Is Acting Up

    there was a little update popup on the bottom right corner of firefox so i clicked it and it updated by tabbed browser plugin but now when i open up firefox, it doesnt display anything, and none of the buttons work i cant click anything and my homepage (Google) does not display the only reason im able to type this is because firefox has a safemode shortcut is this a virus or something? if i re-install firefox will i lose all my bookmarks?
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