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by mitch1423
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Almost all files saying "Path does not exist"
Replies: 4
Views: 4326

Re: Almost all files saying "Path does not exist"

Trying to run programs with explorer, I'm logged in as administrator, I don't think it's a file access issue, but I'll try to mess with those settings. Do you know of any tools to check for errors on hard drives? The windows built-in one doesn't seem to want to start.
by mitch1423
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Almost all files saying "Path does not exist"
Replies: 4
Views: 4326

Almost all files saying "Path does not exist"

Can't open new downloads, can't open any programs it seems. Not really sure what the problem is. I recently had a hard drive fail, and after trying to run a diagnostic on it with Western Digital's own software, it screwed up the main drive as I couldn't boot, so I repaired that with a windows cd I h...
by mitch1423
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Watching a directory for changes
Replies: 3
Views: 3569

Re: Watching a directory for changes

Sorry I didn't include much info Xeno, thanks for trying to help. The problem was with the LPTSTR cast; I needed to use a Unicode string like phlip said. Thanks guys.
by mitch1423
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Watching a directory for changes
Replies: 3
Views: 3569

Watching a directory for changes

So I'm trying to watch a directory with C++, and I'm referring to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365261(VS.85).aspx on how to do it. DWORD dwWaitStatus; LPTSTR lpDir; HANDLE dwChangeHandles[2]; TCHAR lpDrive[4]; TCHAR lpFile[_MAX_FNAME]; TCHAR lpExt[_MAX_EXT]; _tsplitpath_s(lpDir, lpDrive...
by mitch1423
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Router Troubles
Replies: 2
Views: 2898

Router Troubles

I continually lose connection on things, have high packet loss, sometimes web pages don't load, ect. I think the reason is that we're using 5+ devices (3 computers, 2 ipads, ect.), and the router can't handle the load. What should I look for if I want a router that can handle lots of data?
by mitch1423
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Speakers buzzing/cutting out every few seconds
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Speakers buzzing/cutting out every few seconds

They buzz every 30 seconds or so when plugged into my computer, but work fine with any other device. Any idea how I can fix this?
by mitch1423
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming a music player
Replies: 7
Views: 7421

Re: Programming a music player

Well I'm an amateur programmer in that I've messed around with a lot of languages, but never really created a decent product with my skills. I know VB.NET and C# fairly well, the basics of python, and just the syntax of C++. Not to derail my own thread, but if you guys know of a good way to learn C+...
by mitch1423
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming a music player
Replies: 7
Views: 7421

Programming a music player

Just wondering how hard you guys think it would be to program a media player type program. If you could also recommend a good programming language for this that would be cool. Although I'm not sure that it matters really. I would love any resources you could provide me for this kind of project, and ...
by mitch1423
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: MIT course on OS programming
Replies: 2
Views: 3231

Re: MIT course on OS programming

Thanks man.
by mitch1423
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: MIT course on OS programming
Replies: 2
Views: 3231

MIT course on OS programming

Anyone hear of MIT offering a basic course on operating system programming for the Rasberry Pi? I swear I read about it somewhere, but I can't seem to find any evidence of it.
by mitch1423
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A line with undefined slope...
Replies: 3
Views: 1712

A line with undefined slope...

If I have a line with undefined slope, what would the range of that equation be?
by mitch1423
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 13652

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

The cables still come with the PSU though right? On another note, will I need to buy certain cables that won't come with the parts?
by mitch1423
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 13652

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

Thanks for all the advice guys, I'm thinking about going with the slower RAM. We'll see. About the PSU, what is modular cabling? I don't understand what that is. (This is my first build.)
by mitch1423
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 13652

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

$130 Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130645 $126 Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053 $133 HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136786 $230 SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
by mitch1423
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 13652

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

Thanks a lot everyone who contributed, you guys are awesome. I'll be posting a revised build later today and trying to incorporate all the advice.
by mitch1423
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 13652

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

What is the difference between Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge? Why do I want a i5-3570K processor over the one I picked? Why was the motherboard wrong? I'm omitting the optical drives in favor of a just one. Does anyone know a good way to check how big of a power supply I need, I don't want to get too ...
by mitch1423
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 393139

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

I've been watching a crap ton of Star Trek: The Next Generation. So much that I am craving a game with a similar feel. I now a copy of Freelancer but that's not really the kind of gamin experience I'm looking for. I definitely want to play a Space trading and combat simulator just more Star Trek li...
by mitch1423
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 13652

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

Thanks for the advice on lowering the wattage on the PSU, I wasn't sure. I didn't know that the CD/DVD Burner doubled as a reader, wasn't thinking too hard there. :p I thought the same thing about you on the memory, it was what, like $40 more for 8 more GB memory. I thought that was pretty worth it....
by mitch1423
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 13652

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

Okay here is my potential build so far in a randomish order: $230 SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164 $110/$120 Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053 $140 Motherboard: ...
by mitch1423
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 13652

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

Okay thanks a lot for the advice guys. I think I will build this PC. The only problem I'm seeing here is knowing when I have all the parts. I know the basic parts a computer needs, but I think I'm probably missing one or two in my list. Also where can I get a tower/case for the parts to be put in an...
by mitch1423
Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 13652

Buying new Computer for Gaming

Where should I start? I've got a budget of around $1000-$1500 for it, but I'm not sure where to look. My brother has been looking at Alienware computers, but I've heard they cost a lot more than they are worth. Thanks for any help.
by mitch1423
Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Hard Disk Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Re: Hard Disk Woes

I've finally got it working, thanks guys.
by mitch1423
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:37 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Hard Disk Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Re: Hard Disk Woes

Yes it does.
by mitch1423
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Hard Disk Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Hard Disk Woes

I have a 2 TB external HD and I used it with my DVR for a long time. I now want to use it on my computer, but because my DVR formated it, I don't know how to make it usable on a PC again. I've got EASEUS Partition Master Home, can I use this to fix it? If so, how?
by mitch1423
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Headsets hurt my ears
Replies: 1
Views: 2131

Headsets hurt my ears

Okay so I use headsets for games mostly and a bit of use on skype, the first headset I got was worth around $20 so I just assumed the headset was hurting my ears. Now it seems to be that all headsets hurt my ears. I posted a thread in the gaming section a month or two ago and asked for suggestions f...
by mitch1423
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Recommend a headset for me
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Recommend a headset for me

Okay so I have a headset for playing various games, but it hurts my ears if I keep it on for more than a few minutes. I've tried adjusting the size of it, but it doesn't seem to do anything. What would be a good headset for me? My budget is around $100 dollars, but for something exceptional I'd go $...
by mitch1423
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Best way to watch downloaded videos on tv
Replies: 3
Views: 4042

Best way to watch downloaded videos on tv

What would be a good way to watch downloaded content on a TV? I've got tons of tv shows and movies on my computer, but I'm not really fond of watching them on it. Anyone know a way where I won't have to burn any DVD's?
by mitch1423
Wed May 30, 2012 5:51 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Graphics Card (I think) Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: Graphics Card (I think) Problem

Ok when I checked max temp it was around 81 degrees Celsius. I'm assuming my problem is too much heat? That seems pretty hot to me.
by mitch1423
Mon May 28, 2012 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Graphics Card (I think) Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: Graphics Card (I think) Problem

I do have Aero turned on but I didn't have a problem with Aero on my old card which was worse than this one so I doubt that is the problem. How can I check if my card is reporting a high temperature when under high load?
by mitch1423
Fri May 18, 2012 6:15 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Graphics Card (I think) Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: Graphics Card (I think) Problem

I don't think it happens from a cold boot, but I'll test it soon. I bought a PSU with the card, so that's ruled out. If it is temperature, then what would you recommend to fix it?
by mitch1423
Wed May 16, 2012 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Graphics Card (I think) Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: Graphics Card (I think) Problem

It does the exact same thing on Windows 7.
by mitch1423
Sun May 13, 2012 6:29 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Graphics Card (I think) Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: Graphics Card (I think) Problem

Is there any certain way I can go about solving this? (I can't even run BF3 at lowest settings currently.)
by mitch1423
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Graphics Card (I think) Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: Graphics Card (I think) Problem

I have the latest drivers which are specifically for Windows 8, I checked on the NVidia site.
It works worse in Windows 7 oddly enough, Windows 8 still crashes, but less often.
Temperature seems to be fine, fans run normally as far as I know, but I'll check the temperature out.
by mitch1423
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:28 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Graphics Card (I think) Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Graphics Card (I think) Problem

Ok so I recently installed Windows 8 on our machine on a separate partition. We also got a new graphics card a few months ago. I'm not sure when this problem started, but I really started noticing it after I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Anyway our computer will usually act as normal, but ev...
by mitch1423
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GO weiqi igo baduk
Replies: 154
Views: 61777

Go (Boardgame)

Go (weiqi in Chinese, igo in Japanese, baduk in Korean), is an ancient board game for two players that originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. The game is noted for being rich in strategy despite its relatively simple rules. In my own words, its a fun strategy board game. You play by laying d...
by mitch1423
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:12 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Web Browser not working due to windows error
Replies: 8
Views: 4902

Re: Web Browser not working due to windows error

What they said earlier, get a copy of MSE and run a full scan. I've had problems like this before, although not just with web browsers, on computers with viruses. It was easily removed using MSE.
by mitch1423
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:11 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Having problems with router
Replies: 14
Views: 3038

Re: Having problems with router

Honestly I can't seem to find a thing, I've looked everywhere on the configuration pages(192.168.0.1), but I can't seem to find anything. I can't find a model number mentioned anywhere. All I know is that it is made by Motorola. EDIT: It looks almost exactly like this one except it has more lights o...
by mitch1423
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Having problems with router
Replies: 14
Views: 3038

Re: Having problems with router

Motorola-D3572 might be the model then. I'm not sure as it isn't clearly identified like the modem was. I confused the modem for the router I guess.
by mitch1423
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:31 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Having problems with router
Replies: 14
Views: 3038

Re: Having problems with router

An Arris TM602A I believe.
by mitch1423
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:18 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Having problems with router
Replies: 14
Views: 3038

Re: Having problems with router

Ok thanks. I've just got a few questions. Do I need another router before I set my ISP-provided router in bridge mode? Can you link me a tutorial for setting my router in bridge mode? A generalized one will probably work, I'm not too incompetent. Do you have a suggestion for a router, as I have no i...

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