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by Klanky
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Need some help troubleshooting mobo
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: Need some help troubleshooting mobo

When you say "unplugged everything" does that include the internal storage devices? You might be able to at least get into the BIOS with them removed -- if so, the problem could be one of the drives dying. No, it didn't. However, I just tried that and still no good. At that point the only...
by Klanky
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Need some help troubleshooting mobo
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Need some help troubleshooting mobo

Hello all, I built the PC in my sig back in March 2020 and added the video card in August 2020. It has been working flawlessly up until yesterday. In the middle of my wife using it, it suddenly crashed. We go to turn it back on, everything powers up and the CPU warning LED illuminates on the mobo. T...
by Klanky
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Dissapearing SSD?
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Dissapearing SSD?

Ok quick update - I got a new Samsung EVO SSD for my system and got everything up and running again. Everything seems to be ok, except for an intermittent 'Master Boot Record Error' when booting! All I have to do when that happens is turn the computer off and on again and it's ok. Any ideas? I thoug...
by Klanky
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 won't activate after small hardware change
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Re: Windows 10 won't activate after small hardware change

Hmm I'm finding articles from early October that say the Insider build has that feature...but nothing about whether it's been released for regular users. I did download a fresh Windows 10 copy use the Software Creation Tool, so I would assume I have the most up-to-date public release.
by Klanky
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 won't activate after small hardware change
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Windows 10 won't activate after small hardware change

I upgraded to Windows 10 from 7 back when it first became available. Recently my SSD recently died and I had to replace it. Went from a 90 GB Corsair Force 3 to a 250 GB Samsung Evo. Performed a clean install of Windows 10 with a USB stick, and skipped the steps asking for a product key (which is ho...
by Klanky
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Dissapearing SSD?
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Dissapearing SSD?

I don't have a system restore backup (I know I know), BUT all of my important documents/pictures/music/videos are kept on the HDDs or Dropbox and also backed up to an external drive (including the Dropbox stuff). The SSD is solely a system drive with Windows and a few programs on it. I'll definitely...
by Klanky
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Dissapearing SSD?
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Dissapearing SSD?

Hey guys - I am stumped by this weird issue and hoping any of you have heard of this. I'm running a Corsair Force 3 SSD (90 GB) on an Asus M5A88-V EVO mobo. Been running it fine for almost three years now. I go to turn my computer on yesterday and get a 'Master Boot Record error'. Try to do a Window...
by Klanky
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 Upgrade Media clean install 2nd time...
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Media clean install 2nd time...

Oh so the Windows 7 media will see my current install of Windows 7 and let me clean install over it and then activate no problem? Just want to make sure before I go down this road...
by Klanky
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 Upgrade Media clean install 2nd time...
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Windows 7 Upgrade Media clean install 2nd time...

As I'm sure a lot of us did, I used a Windows 7 upgrade DVD to do a clean install on my new build about three years ago, using the registry hack from: http://winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-128512 In preparation for the Windows 10 release, and just for g...
by Klanky
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 upgrade disc on multiple computers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: Windows 7 upgrade disc on multiple computers?

Ok thanks. I don't want to pay for a new one, so I guess I'll stick with Vista on her laptop for now!
by Klanky
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 upgrade disc on multiple computers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: Windows 7 upgrade disc on multiple computers?

Let me re-phrase that. I know a Vista key is different from a Win 7 key. So even though I have two valid previous Windows (XP and Vista) I need a separate Windows 7 upgrade key for each, which basically means a new disc?
by Klanky
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 upgrade disc on multiple computers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: Windows 7 upgrade disc on multiple computers?

Yes, does the Vista key on her laptop count since I will be upgrading from that?
by Klanky
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 upgrade disc on multiple computers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Windows 7 upgrade disc on multiple computers?

So I can't seem to find a clear answer online to this question, but I think this is possible and legal. I purchased a Windows 7 Home upgrade license for a new build I did last year. Since I have a legal copy of XP I did a clean install and did the registry workaround to activate it. Now, I would lik...
by Klanky
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Next upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Next upgrade?

So you can see my system specs in my sig. My friend just got me the sweet video card (I was running on-board video before that), so I've got $100 for an upgrade coming up in January. What would be the most effective upgrade? Right now I'm heavily leaning toward a 1TB HDD (I'm running an 80 GB 'Media...
by Klanky
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Cheap Mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Cheap Mouse

So my mouse is starting to fritz out on me, but I know nothing about mice. Any good recommendations for a cheap mouse? I do some strategy gaming, but nothing that requires a 'gaming' mouse. I just need a solid one for about as cheap as can be found. Thanks guys!
by Klanky
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Crowdsourcing a build for a friend
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: Crowdsourcing a build for a friend

Oh yeah, the HP is horribly mis-configured, and it would probably overheat too.

It would be a standard ATX. He's got plenty of room and doesn't care about the form factor.
by Klanky
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Crowdsourcing a build for a friend
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Crowdsourcing a build for a friend

Ok so my friend wants him to build an equivalent to this: http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Desktops/HP-ENVY-All-in-One/H4A25AA?HP-ENVY-h8-1455-Desktop-PC but obviously for a cheaper price. He's got a big TV he has his current gaming/HTPC hooked up to, so it has to be able to h...
by Klanky
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Affordable Good PC Sniper Game Please
Replies: 20
Views: 4300

Re: Affordable Good PC Sniper Game Please

I've got the Snipe: Ghost Warrior and some DLC for it that I won during Steam's holiday sale. I'd be willing to trade if you'd like because I'll never play it. Send me a PM if you want my Steam username.
by Klanky
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Building HTPC for a friend
Replies: 4
Views: 5554

Building HTPC for a friend

Hey guys, helping my friend spec out an HTPC to replace his store-bought Gateway which he is NOT happy with. He didn't give me a set budget but told me to keep it cheap. Here's what I came up with: nMEDIAPC 5000B case Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB (which will be combined with his 650 GB current...
by Klanky
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Want to trade on Steam?
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: Want to trade on Steam?

I'm just looking for another game, no money or in-game items. I'm into strategy/SF games, not really FPS.
by Klanky
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Want to trade on Steam?
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: Want to trade on Steam?

haha wow this must be a REALLY sucky game!
by Klanky
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Want to trade on Steam?
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Want to trade on Steam?

Anybody want a copy of Sniper Ghost Warrior Gold Base + Map Pack and Second Strike? I won it during the Steam holiday stuff and I'd be willing to trade it. PM me if you do and we can set it up.
by Klanky
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: ESD
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: ESD

Thanks for all the helpful tips. It turns out I will have access to a tile floor and a wood table to work with the computer on, so that should be helpful. Basically, it sounds like I should install the PSU first (keeping it plugged in but powered off), and then use the case to ground myself before I...
by Klanky
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Hunter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Re: The Hunter?

Ha, same thing happened to me...saw it on Dead End Thrills and now I want to try it out. All this despite the fact that I don't hunt at all.....
by Klanky
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: TR Steam Community ID Exchange!
Replies: 97
Views: 82189

Re: TR Steam Community ID Exchange!

Any way I can get an invite to the group? I play Portal 2 and am just getting into Empire: TW. My steam id is, you guessed it:

Klanky
STEAM_0:0:33306516

Thanks
by Klanky
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: ESD
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

ESD

Quick question to my fellow gerbils about ESD. I'm getting ready to build my system (first one in 10 years, I last built when I was 17), and I was wondering how you have handled ESD for past system builds. Specifically, I have a wooden table that I will be using to do the assembling/testing, but I d...
by Klanky
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam Game Trading
Replies: 10
Views: 2372

Steam Game Trading

Hey so since it appears we'll all be getting a bunch of games on Steam in the next few days, I figured I'd start this thread for people who want to trade the games they received as gifts. For instance, I've received Sniper Ghost Warrior Gold Base, Map Pack, and Second Strike. I really don't want it,...
by Klanky
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Good free Benchmark programs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Good free Benchmark programs?

Subject says it all. Looking for some decent free PC Benchmarking programs. I've got two older laptops that are very similar, trying to figure out which one has the edge. Thanks for the recommendations!
by Klanky
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: HOT STOVE
Replies: 8
Views: 3342

Re: HOT STOVE

Orioles fan here. After the disaster that was last season, I'd almost prefer to blow the whole thing up and start over. Only keep the young guys and prospects. Oh, and fix the development system which has failed to produce very many ML-ready players, even from good prospects. Instead, we're trading ...
by Klanky
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: DVI Cable Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1301

Re: DVI Cable Question

Thanks for all the answers! They'll almost certainly work with the single-link DVI. Dual-link is for really high-resolution screens, which a 19" probably is not. Yeah, they only do up to 1440x900. Which means the video card I'm getting should be able to easily handle that for a while to come.
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