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    Re: Keyboard Navigation (Windows XP)

    I'm just going to jump in here at the end to suggest using 'Mouse Keys' from the Accessibility Options icon in Control Panel. With a bit of patience and tweaking-up of the settings, it's a useable...
  2. Re: Cannot access files through mapped drive W2K3 SP1

    Oh for heaven's sake...

    The clients had different DNS settings to the server. The kind of stuff you learn on day one of Networking 101, right after the tutor says "Good Morning". Bah.

    I think...
  3. Re: Cannot access files through mapped drive W2K3 SP1

    No, none of the router settings have been changed. I've had a look at the server updates and System Restored the client a couple of times, but can't see anything obvious. I Googled the symptoms,...
  4. Re: Cannot access files through mapped drive W2K3 SP1

    Hi Joe,

    When I open My Computer on a client machine and type serverpractice (this is mapped as M:) in the address bar, the status bar tells me there are two objects, but no files or folders are...
  5. Cannot access files through mapped drive W2K3 SP1

    The network is made up of three XP clients each attempting to access an application based on a 2003 server via a mapped network drive. Each client uses the same user name and password for local...
  6. Thread: Backlit Keyboard

    by Fish
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    Re: Backlit Keyboard

    Hi John,

    I have a Saitek Eclipse and wouldn't be without it. The key response is firm and positive, the keycaps are laser-etched so they won't rub off and it has a satisfying weightiness to it. ...
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    Re: Frozen Fries = 'Fresh Vegetables'!!?

    What about olives? Are they fruit or vegetables?
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    Re: Jump Drive - 128 MB Unscientific Test

    This doesn't really surprise me, especially if the circuitry didn't appear to have gotten wet.

    I adopted a motherboard from a friend who's little girl had spilt an entire cup of sugared tea over...
  9. Thread: HDD death

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    Re: HDD death

    Big <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>thumbs up <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> to you Mark.

    What a splendid utility! Small,...
  10. Thread: HDD death

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    Re: HDD death

    I'll give that a try tonight. Isn't it likely that I'll get 'Abort, Retry, Fail' message at the first faulty file and be stuck in the same situation?
  11. Thread: HDD death

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    HDD death

    (May be more suited to the Software or W98 forums, but I'll try here first)

    I need to recover as much data as possible from a dying hard drive. The system it comes from is W98SE which has...
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    Re: Horizontal lines on monitor

    To follow on from Viking's point, is this an LCD monitor?

    LCDs have a native resolution, that is to say an optimal resolution the monitor is designed for. With most, it tends to be either...
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    Re: Non-stick browning plate for microwave

    Of all the luck. I have one of these in my garage awaiting the next jumble sale collection. I inherited it and have never used it, in fact it was brand new when I was given it. It's a 'Boots'...
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    Re: Reboot during session

    Thanks for that extensive reply, Bill.

    I'm going over tonight to swap out the existing PSU with a 400w one in a spare box at home. I can't tell you the VA figure but it's enough to power my 950...
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    Re: Reboot during session

    Hi guys, thanks for the posts.

    No BSOD, it just shuts off. Sometimes it has rebooted for no reason at all, when it's just sitting idle. Other times it has refused to turn on first thing in the...
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    Reboot during session

    Any ideas as to what could cause an 18-month-old XPSP1 system to occasionally shut down during normal operation for no apparent reason? I've looked at the obvious such as airflow, overheating and...
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    Re: Old monitor dying?

    'Percussive Maintenance', I think it's called.
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    Re: Monitor recommendation

    I have purposely smashed a hammer through the tube of an old monitor before now (for a magazine article - long story) and survived to tell the tale. I had also heard about imploding CRTs so I kitted...
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    Re: PC beeping on boot up

    Hi Justin,

    You could be right about it overheating. Just to make sure, have you used a fan/heatsink matched to the processor AND a suitable thermal transfer paste between the two? Is the air...
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    Re: Sharing a USB printer

    Thank you Chris, you win the gold star for being the closest. This Belkin device would do what I want to do. I had wondered if it were possible to use my USB hub in the same way, i.e. send the data...
  21. Thread: Puzzle World

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    Re: Puzzle World

    The Banana Trick - is that the one involving a needle & thread?

    As for TIM, I haven't played that in years! I used to spend hours and hours (mainly working hours, I'm ashamed to say) working...
  22. Thread: Puzzle World

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    Puzzle World

    Anyone ever seen this site?

    Some of these are incredible. Simple incredible.
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    Re: Sharing a USB printer

    Thanks for the replies.

    No, I mean share a printer WITHOUT a network. There are two PCs - one occasional laptop, one desktop - and I need them to be able to print independently i.e. without...
  24. Thread: USB Networking

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    Re: USB Networking

    Hi there!

    There IS a way of networking two machines together via the USB ports, but it involves the use of a purpose-built data link cable. It's a regular USB cable with a 'block' between the two...
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    Sharing a USB printer

    Can a passive USB hub be used to share a USB printer?

    I haven't got enough cables of the right type to try this experiment.
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