You can thank Scout1.
You can thank Scout1.
If I had a dollar for every Momiji pic he's sent me over the past 2 days, I could buy MW2 and Black Ops.
I say these two games because I know even 10 years from now they'll still cost $60 each.
Looking at a friends laptop for him. It is taking incredibly long to boot, and windows services seem to fail for some reason, one of them was 'supefetch'. I ran a SMART test on the HDD and it returned as 'warning' with 140 failed sectors. Should I order a new HDD and a fresh install?
Try to save anything you can. That hard drive's about to die. HARD.
Is there an explanation for why Firefox runs so fucking slow on my laptop?
* For about 2 minutes after starting, it runs at about half a frame per second.
* For no discernible reason, it will start running slowly.
Right now, I'm encountering #2. In the time it took Firefox 3.6 to load a simple web page, I was able to boot up Firefox 2.0 in a remote X session on my craptop, load the same page, and go on to the next page.
There is really no reason for a "heavily improved" Firefox, running on vastly better hardware (Core 2 Duo, 4gb of RAM, GeForce 9600 versus an Athlon, 512mb RAM, GeForce 2), running on the local machine instead of over the network, should be slower. None.
And I'm not even doing anything "intensive", probably the most resource-hogging program open is WMP. I'm not even using half my RAM; it's a pretty recent install of Windows, so no viruses; the disk doesn't need to be defragged. I'm completely stumped as to why this is happening.
I forget if I asked a question yet, so: is this shit "normal"? If possible, how the fuck do I fix this?
I don't think the hard drive is the issue, but I'll go check for SMART errors just the same.
Update: Nope, SeaTools reports nothing wrong. I might run a long check overnight, but it passed the SMART check, and the short Self-Check.
Firefox is once again running at a normal speed. It's a transient issue, but it doesn't affect anything else, just FF.
Is using linux as an OS for a home theater PC a good idea? If so, which distro?
please take note it only has 768MB DDR2 RAM
2 quick questions no idea where to ask these properly:
-How is gold member status achieved?
-I posted a thread about a month ago in web dev...how do I find it or is everything deleted after 3 pages?
Mind answering my second question? I've always been puzzled..is facepunch just purged every so often or what?
oh and DSL linux is nice and tidy.
Thanks SOOO much man. I found what I needed right away. For some reason I thought google didn't index facepunch so I hadn't tried that yet.
I currently have an old 2003 dell that I'm using to play some old MAME games through a CRT TV, I have a VGA to AV converter that I use to connect the display to the CRT.
The problem now is that the speakers the Dell came with have failed, and I really don't feel like spending a lot of money on new speakers.
what kind of cable/converter would I need to get so that I can make the audio come out through the TV speakers as well?
The computer is a Dell Dimension 8400, the sticker on the side is a bit faded but I think the model number is OU7670
The TV is a Panasonic and the model number is PV-C2541
I'm not sure why those are needed, surely there is some sort of universal cable for the conversion?
I have to check their technical specs. You need a 3.5mm stereo jack male to male cable. I'm sure you can pick it up at the local computer shop but here's the amazon link.
One end goes into the back of your computer (or front, I don't know) into the earphones socket and the other end goes into the TV's earphone socket.
Other then that, idk. Mine would get slow if I hadn't restarted it/cleared the cache after a while and/or a long YouTube session of watching things for hours. But I doubt that's your issue at all.
1) What is svchost.exe when I look in the Resource Monitor for Windows 7?
2) Why does my Windows Media Center program update almost every other day?
What the hell is wmpnetwk.exe? It is using almost half of my 4 GBs of memory!
Hey I put my power switch connector on the two pin connection on my motherboard but for some reason I have to push the power button multiple times for it to turn on, like literally a whole minute or so.
It's not the case, because I have tried it with multiple cases.
2. Well, just to make sure you have the latest updates. Everyone's updates daily.
That's the guide I'm using. Is that ok?
What in the fucking Christ?
Seriously, no amount of :wtc: emotes can encompass what I feel towards wmpnetwk.exe using 2 GB OF RAM!.
Might want to use Process Explorer to make sure that's the legit process instead of a masquerading virus.
If it is the real process, yes, that is what they call a leak.
If you aren't streaming media, then I do recommend following that guide and changing the startup type to manual. This way it won't always run, but it can start itself up if it's needed.
Damnit. It's back again. Should I leave it on manual?
Stupid question ahoy!
Should I use Malwarebytes to replace my standard anti-virus, Avira, or is it supposed to be run alongside them?
Question. For some reason my hard drive always has an average fragmentation of 25-30%. I don't get any serious problems from it, and it usually just stays there at that amount no matter how much time passes by, or how much activity there is. Whenever I do a defrag it usually defrags it until it reaches 1-2% fragmentation, then around 5-6 hours later, even if I'm not using it when it's switched on, it gets back up to the average 25-30%. I use Defraggler.
What could be causing this?
I first had my suspicion that maybe it might be related to having the hard drive located directly next to a spinning front case fan. I know that an electric motor fan uses magnets and produces magnetism, but surely it isn't that much to cause this much fragmentation in such a short period? Would it even do that?
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EVGA Precision says that the driver failed clock testing and no matter what I change, it says the same. something wrong here?