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2601  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / DVD-R Drive Help on: October 21, 2004, 06:36:57 PM
So I tried it on my lunch break today and it didn't work.

First I made sure the cables were in and everything looked fine.

I uninstalled the drive from Device Manager and rebooted.  XP found new hardware, first saying "Found Pioneer DVR 108", then saying Found CD Drive.  I then launched Nero to see if it worked and it still gets hung up on the "Scanning SCSI/IDE Bus".  I then put CD 1 from Rome Total War in and it wouldn't load.  It spun like it was going to load though.

Do you think I need to reformat?

If so, if the IDE bus is corrupted or something, would I even be able to boot to the XP CD?  

That's the last time I'll ever unhook my components to help out a friend...
2602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone pick up Men of Valor? on: October 21, 2004, 04:17:41 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"

My friend and I are having a great time playing through it coop.

Yes, as I said above.  My friend and I are having a blast with it.  If one of you dies though, you have to wait till you get to a checkpoint to return.  It's quiet intense smile
2603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST 10-20 [SPOILERS] on: October 21, 2004, 03:38:38 PM
That would rock indeed.

I thought the episode was great.  I'm reall digging this show and can't wait till next weeks.  

This and Smallville have a hold on me.
2604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone pick up Men of Valor? on: October 21, 2004, 03:22:13 PM
I also agree with the above posts.

The sound is oustanding.  Some of the best sound work I have heard in a game in a really long time.

My friend and I are having a great time playing through it coop.
2605  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / DVD-R Drive Help on: October 21, 2004, 02:50:13 PM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
XP is notorious for mislabeling CD/DVD drives in Explorer, and it usually doesn't matter.

After you make sure the IDE cables are 100% fully inserted ... here's the progression I would take:

1.) go into device manager and remove the device. Right click the Pioneer, and then click 'Uninstall', power off then back on, and let XP add it back automatically.

if that fails:

2) if nothing is on IDE2, put the DVDR on the IDE2 chain. Power up, and see what happens.

Btw ... look at the heads on the IDE cable you're using. Look where the pins are, and make sure there's not lint, or worse, a small metal shaving down in there touching the pins, that can screw things up. I've had that happen before and it drove me nuts trying to figure it out.

If all fails, try the DVD-R in another PC, just to make sure it's ok.

Thanks for the advice.  I'll check it out on my lunch break today at 1:00.  I sure hope it works smile
2606  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / DVD-R Drive Help on: October 21, 2004, 01:25:03 PM
FYI, I took the whole IDE cable out so it's possible it isn't hooked up correctly.

It's on IDE1, jumpered as cable select I believe.   It's the only drive on IDE1, my HD is SATA.  I normally hook another DVD Drive up to the same cable, but I've taken it out of the picture until I figure this out.
2607  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / DVD-R Drive Help on: October 21, 2004, 01:16:56 PM
I have a DVD-R that was been working flawlessly for me since I bought it a month ago.  Last night I unhooked it from the IDE cable, to temporarily hook up a friends hard drive.  

I hooked it back up last night and it isn't working right.  It's getting power just fine, but windows xp sees it as a CD Drive now, where as before the only time it showed it as a CD drive is if a CD was in it.  An empty drive would be shown as a DVDRW, drive with a DVD in it DVD etc.  

That isn't the problem though.  I tried to copy a DVD last night and Nero got hung up on the Scanning SCISI/IDE Bush.  I then tried to put a DVD in the drive to see if it would run. No luck.

I don't think the drive is messed up at all.  It appears to be a config setting of some type that is screwed.  When booting up the drive is recognized as a Pioneer DVDR108 ATA66.  That isn't normal is it?  That speed probably doesn't matter as much on a DVD drive as it does a HD, but I'm almost positive that is normally much higher (133 maybe).

Does it sound like it's hooked up incorrect?  Or I need to reinstall something?  Or am I just screwed all together?  

Thanks in advance for any help smile
2608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Top 5 Best New shows on TV on: October 20, 2004, 03:49:31 PM
Lost is the only new show I watch as well.

The other shows I make a point to watch are :  Smallville, The Apprentice, Everybody Loves Raymond.

Can't wait till Jan., Alias & 24! smile
2609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What's the last thing you've copied and pasted? on: October 20, 2004, 03:46:03 PM
2610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where you're sitting right now.. let's see it! (56k beware) on: October 20, 2004, 02:57:17 PM
Wow, what a sub  :shock:
2611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PR - XBOX] "Halo 2" Makes Entertainment History on: October 19, 2004, 08:28:54 PM
I don't think Halo 2 will have a hard time living up to the hype.  Honestly, it's more of the same, with sharper graphics, some new gameplay twists, better designed maps, and live play.  I'm sure MS has nothing to worry about... smile

Killer Instinct will be a launch title for Xbox 2 slywink

I hope I'm right.  That would make my year.
2612  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fall Movies on: October 19, 2004, 08:14:26 PM
I'm looking forward to:


*The Incredible


*Meet the Fockers

That's all I can think of right now.
2613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 coop on: October 19, 2004, 07:34:02 PM
Quote from: "Loomi"
Isn't there a way to play Halo 1 over the internet?  Couldn't you use this same program to play Halo 2 coop via Internet?

Yup, that should work.
2614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw on: October 19, 2004, 06:00:22 PM
I don't like wrestling either, but playing a wrestling game online sounds like a ton of fund smile
2615  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Host: 1&1 down? on: October 18, 2004, 03:48:39 PM
Suddenly everything is working perfectly smile

I think you're correct Siljanus.
2616  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Host: 1&1 down? on: October 18, 2004, 03:43:30 PM
Quote from: "Siljanus"
I wasn't able to access the forum until just now.  Had trouble accessing the brutesquad forum and DSL Reports too.  I think there was some issues with the internet that have been resolved now.  I'm in the DC area.

You post on DSLreports too? smile
2617  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Host: 1&1 down? on: October 18, 2004, 03:24:29 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
I wonder if the main line between wherever Jeff lives and Eco lives isn't having problems.  I don't know where Eco lives though.

I live in SE Tennessee (Chattanooga).
2618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Host: 1&1 down? on: October 18, 2004, 03:18:27 PM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
Can you guys try ?

It's still timing out for me. But I am in FL, so maybe the Tampa hub is my problem. I'm just glad to hear 1and1 didn't pull a GG smile

It is timing out for me as well.
2619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Host: 1&1 down? on: October 18, 2004, 03:16:38 PM
My site opens for me occasionally.  If I happen to get it open my admin powers for the blog don't work though.

I'm having definite issues here.

Thanks for checking you all.
2620  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Host: 1&1 down? on: October 18, 2004, 03:10:13 PM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
Crap, same here. My site is hosted with them as well, and I just timed out. Man, I hope this isn't permanent. It's odd for the whole sh'bang to be out like this.

Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Fingers crossed indeed.

It came up but it's extremely slow.  Things aren't working right though, that's for sure.  

Hopefully they'll fix it today smile
2621  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Host: 1&1 down? on: October 18, 2004, 03:09:09 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Both links worked for me.  Maybe there's something going on at your ISP or something.

Hum, maybe I should restart?  

I'll try that and see if it works.  It seems odd to me that neither work form me, yet all other sites are  working.

Ah, it works now!  Before I even restarted.

Maybe the server went down for a second.  

Thanks for checking!
2622  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Host: 1&1 down? on: October 18, 2004, 03:01:04 PM
I think my webhost is down.  Hopefully the company didn't fold or something.  

Please confirm that you're unable to reach my blog at

I'm unable to ftp to it as well, and 1&1's website won't load for me either.

2623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PStwo on: October 18, 2004, 02:35:04 PM
GTA: San Andreas will be on Xbox.

I'm tempted to get a PSTwo though.  My friend just got one and brought it over and I was floored by how small it is.  It would fit on any of my Entertainment Center shelves so easily.
2624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN CG Football League. Week 4 Has Begun !!! on: October 18, 2004, 02:17:44 PM
biggrin  biggrin  :!:
2625  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Should we light the watchfires? (all Gone Golders) on: October 18, 2004, 02:16:02 PM
Quote from: "RobbieD"

The stupid name forum (brutesquad or octopi overlords or whatever) is missing the key outraged conservative element and this forum is missing the unamerican liberal component. So both seem a little off kilter...

Yea msduncan, it's lonely over there without you.  Talk about a vicious pack of liberal dogs  :shock:
2626  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jon Stewart rips into CNN's Crossfire...on Crossfire on: October 18, 2004, 02:11:34 PM
Thanks for posting the link.  That was great.

I don't care for his politics at all, but he owned them completely.
2627  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is this starting to feel like GG? on: October 18, 2004, 02:08:28 PM
I agree dbt smile  

I'm glad you're sticking around  biggrin
2628  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is this starting to feel like GG? on: October 15, 2004, 04:31:02 PM
I agree Hetz.  (wow) smile
2629  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thanks admins ! Board Style: BlackGold! on: October 14, 2004, 09:18:45 PM
Quote from: "Laner"
Quote from: "UsulofDoom"
Who else has changed  thier Board Style: to blackgold in profile?.

Not I.  I always hated the dark background/light text color scheme.

I agree.

I'm using whitegold and it's great.

Thanks th'FOOL smile
2630  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mozilla Firefox recommendations on: October 14, 2004, 08:04:43 PM
I just use mouse gestures, a plugin that allows me to get a stock quote by right clicking on a Ticker symbol anywhere & one more that changes the tabs some how.  (not even sure really).

Can someone tell me why anyone would use the google toolbar plugin for Firefox?

My copy already has a google search bar on the top and a pop-up blocker built in.  Why would I want another google search bar?
2631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P]KERRY/EDWARDS ELECTION DIRECTIVE on: October 14, 2004, 06:29:34 PM
Enough, if all that is true that is despicable as well.
2632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Counter-Strike? on: October 14, 2004, 04:48:27 PM
I've been playing CS:S nightly and am hooked.  It has that same CS feel, but the physics and graphics make it oh so much more.

2633  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P]KERRY/EDWARDS ELECTION DIRECTIVE on: October 14, 2004, 04:34:38 PM
Quote from: "Fireball1244"

After what the Republicans did in Florida in 2000, Democrats are right to be wary.

LOL, you seem to forget that votes were counted and the personality-lacking Gore still would have lost.  

Whatever though, I expected this from the democrats and will be glad when this election is over.  Bush has his 4 more years and I get to laugh at 4 more years of democratic whining.
2634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P]KERRY/EDWARDS ELECTION DIRECTIVE on: October 14, 2004, 03:54:40 PM
Quote from: "SuperHiro"
I agree, this is despicable.

But to say that the GOP isn't doing this also is pretty naive. Implying that the Dems are the evil party while the GOP is squeaky clean is bizzare logic to say the least. I mean, look at what Tom Delay is getting nailed with now. Holy shit.

You have to accept the fact that most politicians are corrupt. And the current two party system is REALLY corrupt.

It's absolutely ridiculous to think that the GOP is playing this game straight also. Absolutely ridiculous.

I haven't implied anything regarding the GOP.  

I would be more than willing to review evidence you have of the GOP practicing tactics similar to this, or anything else.
2635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P]KERRY/EDWARDS ELECTION DIRECTIVE on: October 14, 2004, 03:37:51 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Yeah, cause we all know that Republicians would NEVER try anything like this...they are all squeaky clean angels.  :roll:

Hmm why doesn't Drudge obtain some secret documents from the Republicans, oh that's right cause he doesn't give a hoot about what they do.

Again, you can't justify it.  Period.  End of story.

It's despicable.
2636  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P]KERRY/EDWARDS ELECTION DIRECTIVE on: October 14, 2004, 03:23:05 PM

Here is a link to the pdf file, which is more legible.
2637  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P]KERRY/EDWARDS ELECTION DIRECTIVE on: October 14, 2004, 03:20:59 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"

Drudge is getting rather desperate now isn't he?

Don't worry Drudge, in 3 weeks there will be a new president and you can go back to the 24/7 bash the Democrat in office mode...

LOL, way to ignore the real issue here...
2638  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P]KERRY/EDWARDS ELECTION DIRECTIVE on: October 14, 2004, 03:16:13 PM
Freaking disgusting.

2639  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P]KERRY/EDWARDS ELECTION DIRECTIVE on: October 14, 2004, 03:14:23 PM


**World Exclusive**

The Kerry/Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee are advising election operatives to declare voter intimidation -- even if none exists, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.

A 66-page mobilization plan to be issued by the Kerry/Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee states: "If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a 'pre-emptive strike.'"

Link to pdf file:
2640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 has been leaked. on: October 14, 2004, 03:02:11 PM
Quote from: "Laner"
The game, a key title for MS' console in the run up to Christmas, is believed to have surfaced on Usenet and the web last night, possibly in the form of a localised French version, according to early reports.

French version?  

There's a joke in there somewhere about every button causes Master Chief to drop his weapons...

LOL smile :lol:
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