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  1. The last one that went belly up on me was an 80G sata Seagate Barracuda.
  2. Thanks for the reply cygnus. I should have mentioned that I already tried that. I was going to try fixmbr and fixboot in the recovery console. But I guess thats out. Then I tried to do a 2nd option repair install but it boots from the hdd after it loads windows and looks for the Grub loader again. :crying_anim02:
  3. I deleted the ubuntu partition, rebooted to the recovery console but now it is asking for the administrator password! Ive never entered a password when installing windows. I've always left that space blank during the install. HELP!
  4. Well I ended up getting a Hitachi drive. A 250gb sata drive because it was about the same price locally as what I could have got thru the mail after you include shipping. I have never seen a drive freeze up so many times just to install an OS. It must have froze at least 30 times. I doubt this is good for the drive. It even froze trying to its own scandisk or checkdisk or whatever you call it. So i took it back. This time its worse. :confused02:
  5. It looks like Im going to have to replace the Primary Sata hdd on my main pc as it has toasted my OS. Has anybody heard of some really good deals on Sata2 drives in the 80-500gb range? Sata2 is better than regular Sata isnt it? Would an external hdd be better than an internal one? All Satas have NCQ tech dont they? I was lookin at these ... newegg.com Heres a 250gb sata for $59 ... 250gb western digital hdd
  6. Ok .. at least now Im booting from my Ultimate Boot CD.
  7. I havent done anything to the boot loader yet but Im now getting a ... "Grub loading please wait" then ... "Error 17" ... where it usually shows me the boot menu with the dual boot options. What is this error about?
  8. Downloads here three. :icon_cool:
  9. Nice game. Good download speed too. About 400kb/s. Played no prob on my XP.
  10. Hmm .. gotta try this out. :icon_cool:
  11. How do I do that pray tell?
  12. Thanks LUZR4LIFE. I havent tried uninstalling yet but there appears to be no mention of Ubuntu in the boot.ini which sort of makes sense as windows doesnt recognize Ext3. Guess I just have to fix the mbr because of the GRUB (Linux boot loader).
  13. The boot.ini should give a clue about whether Xp is the boot os or not I think (hope).
  14. I havent tried it, but I imagine that I can do it either thru windows or with a third party software like Partition Magic. I just wonderin if anybody else here may have already tried it before as its not FAT or NTFS like Windows. Yes I like Ubuntu very much. It looks nice, offers a lot of stuff with it and is pretty easy to configure compared to many others.
  15. I dual boot Ubuntu and XP right now. I was wondering if it might be ok to elimintate the Ubuntu by deleting the partition thru my XP disk manager? Whattya think?
  16. Structual engineer for a medium large construction company. Learning web graphics and pc repair on the side. :icon_cool:
  17. I prefer Diskeeper for 9X systems and PerfectDisk for XP. Hope I never have to use Vista. :icon_cool:
  18. Hmm.. might try it. Thanks. :icon_cool:
  19. Shouldnt it work on a fresh reformat?
  20. You should be able to use any XP home cd to install to that laptop using that key that on the side of the case. Its unlikely the previous owner took the key with him.
  21. janice

    New blood

    Hey there stranger ... Welcome aboard! :w00t: :pirate:
  22. A story I posted a few weeks back ... Japan's Warp-Speed Ride to Internet Future Washington Post by Blaine Harden TOKYO -- Americans invented the Internet, but the Japanese are running away with it. Broadband service here is eight to 30 times as fast as in the United States -- and considerably cheaper. Japan has the world's fastest Internet connections, delivering more data at a lower cost than anywhere else, recent studies show. Accelerating broadband speed in this country -- as well as in South Korea and much of Europe -- is pushing open doors to Internet innovation that are likely to remain closed for years to come in much of the United States. The speed advantage allows the Japanese to watch broadcast-quality, full-screen television over the Internet, an experience that mocks the grainy, wallet-size images Americans endure. Ultra-high-speed applications are being rolled out for low-cost, high-definition teleconferencing, for telemedicine -- which allows urban doctors to diagnose diseases from a distance -- and for advanced telecommuting to help Japan meet its goal of doubling the number of people who work from home by 2010. "For now and for at least the short term, these applications will be cheaper and probably better in Japan," said Robert Pepper, senior managing director of global technology policy at Cisco Systems, the networking giant. Japan has surged ahead of the United States on the wings of better wire and more aggressive government regulation, industry analysts say. The copper wire used to hook up Japanese homes is newer and runs in shorter loops to telephone exchanges than in the United States. This is partly a matter of geography and demographics: Japan is relatively small, highly urbanized and densely populated. But better wire is also a legacy of American bombs, which razed much of urban Japan during World War II and led to a wholesale rewiring of the country. In 2000, the Japanese government seized its advantage in wire. In sharp contrast to the Bush administration over the same time period, regulators here compelled big phone companies to open up wires to upstart Internet providers. In short order, broadband exploded. At first, it used the same DSL technology that exists in the United States. But because of the better, shorter wire in Japan, DSL service here is much faster. Ten to 20 times as fast, according to Pepper, one of the world's leading experts on broadband infrastructure. Indeed, DSL in Japan is often five to 10 times as fast as what is widely offered by U.S. cable providers, generally viewed as the fastest American carriers. (Cable has not been much of a player in Japan.) Perhaps more important, competition in Japan gave a kick in the pants to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT), once a government-controlled enterprise and still Japan's largest phone company. With the help of government subsidies and tax breaks, NTT launched a nationwide build-out of fiber-optic lines to homes, making the lower-capacity copper wires obsolete. MORE
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