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    modifying removable drive

    I have a 160 GB hard drive (a normal computer hard drive) which i've converted into a removable sort of a hard drive, adding the casing. It's basically divided into 4 partitions, 2 Fat32 and 2 NTFS. Since i use Linux most of the time, i'd like to convert all the partitions into Ext3...
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    Windows starts physical memory dump every time Skype starts (blue screen of death)

    hello everyone i own a dell vostro 1500, dual booted with windows xp and kubuntu (gutsy 7.10). A few days ago, my windows mysteriously crashed giving me the blue screen of death. I asked for help here, and thanks to someone on here, got my windows working. Everything was working fine...
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    Windows XP crash - blue screen of death

    Right, i have a Dell vostro 1500 with; 120 gig SATA 2 GB DDR well, that's about it i think.. OS installed; Dual boot with windows XP home edition and Gutsy Gibbon Kubuntu 7.10 via GRUB I was not home, and my room mate accidentally crashed my windows. HE says that he'd been using the...
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    Centrino duo same as core2duo?

    Hi, i recently got myself a dell vostro 1500, and the sticker on the top says "intel centrino duo" and the one on my invoice says "intel core 2 duo" Are these the same processors? because if they are different, i need to call Dell up asap! Help!
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    Setting up a router for wireless

    Hi there, I'm an Indian student in the UK and I live in a house with 3 other friends and we finally got an internet connection (a 4 mb/s) and want to share it with a router. Now i know nothing of routers or networking so i went to a second hand shop and got a Belkian (sp?) router (because i...
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    Configuration question

    Hi, i've recently moved to the UK for education, and need to buy a laptop. I'd posted threads before about choosing a laptop (Dell Vs. HP etc) and i'd decided to buy a Dell inspiron 1520, which set me back about 51k. Unfortunately, the 1520 series has a 5 week waiting period, and i'll...
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    Format issues

    Hi, i figured that when the questions are kind of simple, google seems to give you answers for more complex, widely searched for keywords. Well i have a few questions, if somebody could answer them; 1. I have a 160 Gb HDD, it's brand new so it's not formatted yet. I would like to use it...
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    a rather simple question

    Hi, i need your help once again, My windows seems to have (yet again) gotten some kind of malware from somewhere. there is a taskbar icon which cays "system alert: Malware threats" and then clicking on it redirects me to a web page asking me to install some kind of anti virus (paying them, of...
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    Suggested Laptop (specefic needs)

    Hi, I'm thinking of buying a laptop since i'm going away to university and i will need to completely depend on it for my computing needs. I'm listing the things i'm looking for and the price i'm ready to pay for it, although i'm a little technologically challenged, i can understand some of...
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    Strange Problem (happened overnight!)

    Hello! i'm here again to shoot off amature doubts. Right, so i normally keep my computer on over the night to get things downloaded (using torrents, to reduce the threat of a virus) So then, i wake up in the morning today, and shut down the computer like i normally do..go do my daily...
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    Virus trouble (VERY weird stalker virus)

    Hello, i'm just writing this quick thread to see if anyone here knows about this problem and if they can suggest ways to cure my computer. My computer was very badly screwed for long because of some unrecognisable reason; i did scan it with AVG free but it didn't detect anything and i was...
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    Upgrade woo-hoos to Upgrade blues. Help!

    Hello, I'm at the end of my rope and hanging by my teeth; writing this hoping that someone out there will help me. About a month ago, my HDD crashed and i thought of 'upgrading' my RAM (Big mistake) since i was getting a new HDD anyway. The following are some of the tortures i had to...
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    upto my neck with problems!!

    Hello. I just want to ask you for help and advice as the last straw. If anybody had read on of my previous posts, i'd gotten a new HDD and upgraded my RAM (512 MB) After that, my computer developed a peculiar starting problem, it wouldn't start..so i had to get a new SMPS as well, which is...
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    PC protection tips for n00bs (needed)

    Hello. after losing all the data on my previous HDD, (and crying and mourning for days) i decided to get a new one; well, i just want to know the various software/hardware/tips that you guys use to keep your computer safe from the zillion 'enemies' as i like to call them. I'd just like you...
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    My baby is dying, Help oh mighty lords of the software troubleshooting forum

    Hello, Pardon me for the title of the thread, just wanted some attention. I've had power cuts in my area, and i don't have a UPS to save data, or safely shut down my computer. Well, one of these days, i had my computer 'go off' because of these power cuts around 3 or 4 times. What...
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    Annoying Trojan + spyware-like popups

    Hey, I have been getting these popup windows (even when no browsers are on!) saying, windows at risk and they direct me to a site to get updates (yes i know, i shouldn't ever click on them) but i don't know why this is happening. Could someone help me stop this? Moreover, AVG detects...
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