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41  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Black Screen, beeps every two seconds, HDD light on continuously amber on: December 16, 2009, 01:31:15 AM
My son-in-law has problems with his HP computer and described the above symptoms over the phone.  (He lives 5 hours away)

He was having problems about 2 months ago, and rolled it back to the original configuration.  He just got everything re-installed and now this happens.  

He did take out the battery for a day and clean out the case. He unplugged everything and re-seated it all. When he put it back together, it did run for a day then back to problems.

He put a new battery in, but it will not boot...

Any ideas of what to do would be greatly appreciated.  

He will bring it with him when the family comes next Tuesday. That will be the first time I see it. I can swap in some parts at that time.

Thanks in advance for your help!   icon_smile

EDIT - Looks like it was the memory - see post below
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: United Offensive - Worth Playing? on: November 16, 2009, 03:30:16 AM
I vote for playing UO - definitely.
43  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GOG weekend sale: strategy games 25% off on: September 19, 2009, 02:47:46 AM
You might be interested in this pack -

http://yhst-12000246778232.stores.yahoo.net/stfi8gapasa.html

8 CDs in sleeves, manuals on CD

O.R.B., Patrician II 2, Space Haste, Time of Defiance, Celtic Kings, Warrior Kings Battles, Nexagon, Alien Blast

stfi8gapasa$4.99

I haven't had time to play any of these games, but they have some with decent reviews.

FWIW - I've never ordered from NWS, but I've heard good things about them.
44  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: D2D 5 Weeks of Games for $5 on: September 14, 2009, 09:00:07 PM
jersoc, It's been a while since I played MP & MP2.  I liked them both a lot.  I agree that you should do Max Payne first if possible, but I wouldn't SKIP MP2 just because you didn't get the first one.

45  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: D2D 5 Weeks of Games for $5 on: September 12, 2009, 03:20:33 PM
I'm in the same situation as Zero.  Any info on the DRM?  D2D is not exactly forthcoming with this info on their site.

Also, do they leave the original CP in place or is it stripped out?

EDIT - looks like I got at least a partial answer on the original CP.  They show that Black Shark has starforce. How about older games, though? - END EDIT
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tropico Reloaded Giveaway on: August 19, 2009, 12:11:20 PM
Country: Grenadea

Dictator: Philippe Calderone
47  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated June 12th, 2009 9:25 AM) on: July 14, 2009, 06:22:38 PM
+1 to Goldchamp for a purchase of PC games. Great to deal with.
48  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Want to buy sata hdd cable - recommended vendors? on: July 13, 2009, 09:40:19 AM
Thanks - Monoprice is the place I was looking for.  They have what I want, it's easy to find the configuration of terminals I need, and cheap shipping.
49  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Want to buy sata hdd cable - recommended vendors? on: July 12, 2009, 07:30:27 PM
I did a search but can't find previous posts on this subject.  Anyone have a source for quality, cheap cables?
50  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Collector's Edition PC games and lots more Cheap! on: July 04, 2009, 01:50:57 PM
PM incoming re:

Age of Empires 3, Asian Dynasties, War Chiefs
51  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated June 12th, 2009 9:25 AM) on: June 15, 2009, 11:07:49 PM
+ 1 to Caine on the purchase of a Wiimote.
52  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Random game sale on: June 09, 2009, 05:48:41 PM
PM about the wiimote.
53  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Sony Reader for half price (when registering for a Sony credit card) on: May 31, 2009, 04:29:53 AM
Cragmyre - Thanks for the additional tip.
54  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Sony Reader for half price (when registering for a Sony credit card) on: May 30, 2009, 09:39:43 PM
Thanks for the info - Sounds really great!

This is very helpful to me and I'm sure others who see this will benefit greatly.
55  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Sony Reader for half price (when registering for a Sony credit card) on: May 30, 2009, 07:28:15 PM
mikeg - where do you get the books at no cost?

I wasn't even interested in the reader because I assumed that buying the books would be very expensive over time.

Now I'm very interested.  I'd like to see what books are available.
56  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [GOG]50% off 3 Racing games on: May 26, 2009, 12:46:45 AM
Thanks! I got Flatout and I'm having a lot of fun with it.

I tried the demo before but it wouldn't run properly on my previous computer.  Got it today and everything is fine. 

BTW - before I tried it with a keyboard.  It's a LOT better with a wheel!
57  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated May 5th 2009 1:55 PM) on: May 23, 2009, 10:48:34 PM
+1 to lokiju for a good purchase.
58  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated May 5th 2009 1:55 PM) on: May 23, 2009, 10:43:11 PM
+1 for Jeff for a good purchase.
59  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: prices lowered - CoD World at War (PC) and 360/PS3 games on: May 18, 2009, 03:54:08 AM
I'll take CoD.  I was going to wait on this one and get it used from Amazon after I cleared away some of my backlog, but I decided to put this one at the front of the backlog list.  I'm a CoD addict.
60  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Lots of PC games FS/T on: May 17, 2009, 08:32:29 PM
Dibs on Gears of War
61  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam weekend deal: Orange Box for $9.99 on: April 25, 2009, 12:23:15 AM
Yes - when you buy a duplicate of a game you already have, your games list will show that you have one copy to give away.
62  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam weeklong sale: UBISOFT titles on: March 25, 2009, 10:49:04 PM

10 bucks shipped at Newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832138014

Thanks Greggy_D! I'll get it from Newegg.
63  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / DVD sets for seasons 1-3 of "24" at Target for ~ $17 ea. on: March 07, 2009, 12:51:47 AM
Don't know how long this will last, but I haven't seen prices this good elsewhere.
64  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 12/08) on: February 18, 2009, 12:13:44 AM
+ 1 for Gratch.  Nice dealing with him.
65  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 12/08) on: February 13, 2009, 12:17:30 AM
+1 to biggercup for a great purchase with speedy shipping.
66  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Gratch's "Oh crap, baby!!" sale (DVD/CD/Books) on: February 10, 2009, 12:29:54 AM
Dibs on the Pink Panther DVDs -

Pink Panther Strikes Again (still shrinkwrapped)
Return of the Pink Panther (still shrinkwrapped)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (still shrinkwrapped)
A Shot in the Dark  (still shrinkwrapped)
The Pink Panther (still shrinkwrapped).

Also Reservoir Dogs
67  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: DVDs for Sale on: February 09, 2009, 11:31:47 PM
I'll take Spy Kids 2 Collector's Edition.  PM incoming to arrange details.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia - Very Late to the Party & I can't Seem to Dance. on: February 07, 2009, 03:12:37 AM
Back up, stand up and walk up to the table. Watch for an exclamation point in a red circle to appear at the lower left of the screen.  When it is there, press the right mouse button and you will perform the action - in this case, pick up the guns.

I couldn't remember how to do it so I started a new game and went to the tutorial. 

I agree about the N52.  I don't play games without it.

Most driving is mapped on the N52, but when you get to the fast driving portion, I think I plugged in a joystick.  I probably left the N52 in place.

You are in for a lot of fun with this game.  I want to go back and play it through again.
69  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Also Wanted: TrackIR 4, or TrackIR 3 w/ Vector Expansion on: January 23, 2009, 10:26:35 PM
It's still there - see the middle of the top group - Buy / Sell / Trade   
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FarCry 2...what do I spend diamonds on? on: January 03, 2009, 09:07:03 PM
There should be a PDF of the manual in    C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Far Cry 2

I briefly compared it with the printed manual, and I don't see any difference between the two. The manual isn't much help, but you will pick up a few tips.  This is what it says about weapon slots.

Primary
This category includes all long rifles, shotguns, sniper rifles, and certain two-handed assault
weapons. Press the 3 key to equip.
Secondary
This category includes all side-arms, machine-pistols, certain single-handed assault weapons,
and improvised bombs. Press the 2 key to equip.
Special
This category includes all heavy weapons (MG, RPG) and weapons that function on fuel or
reagents. Press the 4 key to equip.


The 1903 rifle is more accurate than the dragunov, but does not have the advantage of rapid fire, so I combined it with the mac 10 for close quarters. Just tap the trigger of the mac 10. It empties the clip very rapidly. The flamethrower is OK for emergencies. When I was able to afford it, I got the PKM LMG in place of the flamethrower.  It's similar to a SAW. 

I bought reliability upgrades for the mac 10 and PKM, but not the accuracy one for them.  I got both accuracy and reliability upgrades for the sniper rifle and the assault rifle. Also, every time I stop in a weapon shop, I grab new weapons all around. I have had no malfunctions with my purchased weapons. 

Interestingly, the MP5 is very accurate over long distances.  I don't think that is the way it works in real life.  IMO, It doesn't help much for stealth.

I appreciate Eightball's comments, and I want to try out the Dart rifle when I can.

As far as diamonds are concerned, I found quite a few on my own, but after I've been in an area for a while, I get tired of looking for them.  Someone in the other thread posted a map of the

briefcase locations.  I printed it out and have it here at my desk. 

Now if I can just get it to run.  It ran fine last night, but I tried to start it today and it won't load.  It starts to load and goes to the screen that looks like the image on the center of the box.  It goes black then, which is normal, but it just stays black.  I tested it and it stayed black for 20 minutes.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii any better with Component cables? on: January 02, 2009, 06:08:17 AM
Thanks everyone.

Glad for the input.  I'll get a set of component cables and try them out.

Great price at monoprice - thanks for the tip, Eduardo X!
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wii any better with Component cables? on: January 01, 2009, 11:24:18 PM
Just got a Wii for Christmas and I notice that there are some games available that should have better graphics, such as Medal of Honor or Call of Duty.

I have the Wii hooked up to a HD TV with the AV cable that came with it.  It looks OK with the sport games that came with it, but not great at all for Blazing Angels.  Will I notice the difference if I

get component cables?

Thanks!
73  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Hardware/PC games for sale for sale on: November 23, 2008, 05:47:03 AM

Quote from: Purge on November 23, 2008, 02:21:37 AM

GC, I'll put my name in for the 8800 card. PM sent.

I'll pass on this card.  Thanks anyway. Great deal for someone else.
74  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Hardware/PC games for sale for sale on: November 23, 2008, 12:29:57 AM
Dibs on the video card if my computer power supply can handle it.  Any idea how much power it needs?
75  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Audiosurf $2.49 this week on steam (Expired) on: November 05, 2008, 12:12:01 AM
Not much more to say - If you want it, now's the time to get it.
76  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: October 04, 2008, 10:08:38 PM
+1 for Caine on a smooth purchase.
77  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PC game sale on: September 29, 2008, 04:26:27 AM
I'm in for MSFS X
78  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: August 22, 2008, 06:38:08 PM
+ 1 to Vinda-Lou for a purchase.
79  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: August 22, 2008, 06:37:08 PM
+1 to Beer Goggles for a smooth purchase of DVDs.  Good communication and Speedy shipping.
80  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Some DVDs on: August 19, 2008, 04:14:37 AM
I'll take Magnum season 1.

PM incoming.
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