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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 12:16 PM
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eeek sorry i got more computer problems now, CD-DVD rom drive
doesnt work. The device manager has those yellow exclamation marks and its says something like they are corrupted or whatever. :argh: this is driving me nuts.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 12:19 PM
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1. Goto the manufacturer's website:
Get new drivers. Uninstall old drivers. reboot. Install new drivers.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 12:21 PM
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2. ok i'll give Dell a call later
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 12:28 PM
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6. That's your problem: it's a dell! Try this:
Go to control panel. Hit system. Under the hardware tab, click device manager. Go to "dvd/cdrom" and click on your drive. You can either hit troubleshoot, or go to the driver tab. Click update driver OR rollback driver.

Go to windows update, download updates.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 07:32 AM
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10. odd it wont update but I am updating now
thanks.
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aePrime Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 12:22 PM
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3. There's an easy way to fix that...
buy a Mac
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 12:24 PM
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4. You have much to learn, young grasshopper.
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aePrime Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 03:31 PM
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7. I have much to learn?
I'm a graduate computer science student. I have a B.S. in computer science. My research is distributed parallel rendering on commodity beowulf clusters. Aside from many research and end-user applications developed on *nix flavors, I've spent years writing applications on Windows environments, and spent all summer as a developer a professional end-user application on Windows.

I have experience with Linux (which I run at home on three computers), HP-UX, Solaris, Mac OS 9, Max OS X (which I run at home as well), Dos, Windows 3.10, Windows 3.11, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2K, Windows NT 4.0, Windows XP, Windows ME. I do most of my development on Linux and OS X, but I've also spent years developing on Windows.

I still recommend Mac OS X for most people. Powerful and secure enough for the nerds, and a lot more stable and easier to use than Windows for the neophytes.

Tell me, Guy Fawkes, what am I missing?
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 03:38 PM
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8. Macs are not good computers for most people...
They are, for one, expensive. Having built plenty of custom computers, I can say quiet honestly that I could build a fast, nice looking computer, for much less then a Mac.

Also, having fixed Macs at school, I find that they are not as stable as my home system, which I am running windows XP and Knoppix Linux on.

Another thing, judging from his previous posts about sound, I would guess that JohnKleeb is a gamer. Macs are the worst computer for any serious computer gamer.

The only person I would recommend a Mac to is someone who is completely computer illiterate and has a lot of money.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 07:27 AM
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9. Yep I am a gamer, thanks dude
:kick: for more help. I actually have some experience with macs. Wasnt really enthralled honest, I do use some apple programs but other than that notta. Thanks, I am kicking this because its still acting up.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 12:26 PM
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5. its not that simple
I dont have an abundance of money, just a student, and Mac I know for fact doesnt have as much games.
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