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  1. I am in MOS school at Camp Johnson and the only electronic store I know of is the Best Buy out in town. (a $10.15 cab ride there)

    So If it is not too much to ask, can any of you all look at see which is the best external media reader they have. If you've read my other post you are aware I broke the internal one that came with the laptop I just bought :/

    Stubborn marine Huh O.o



  2. Tweezers = too thick

    Bobby Pin = Didn't work (right size though)

    well the rubber came off the bobby pin and got stuck inside :/ and I also noticed a piece of metal come out of the slot. oh and the SD card is still stuck inside.

    I suppose I will wait until my month and a half are over and just use it. The slot is most likely broken at this point, so I will be making a trip to BestBuy for an external USB sd card reader.



  3. I have a HP Pavillion Tx1210us and I inserted a SD card. There is a probability that I may have placed it incorrectly inside the slot and now it will not come out. I have used it before with the same card, and I remember "shoving it in" and pressing it with a credit card causing the spring to pop the card out.

    It is now stuck, so does anyone have any "safe" ideas on how to remove it?

    I purchased it from Conn's so I called and they said they could do so; however, I am in N. Carolina for school (MOS, USMC) and if I could get it out here that would be preferred. As I am only here for 5 weeks and I would hate to go the whole time without my laptop.



  4. has anyone heard about it, is it a trusted site or no?

    I'm at MCT (Marine Combat Training) and someone told my mom back home, so I don't have time to look it up as we only get a few hours of Libbo on Sundays.



  5. You didn't post the specs of your machine. Vista is a hungry, RAM needy OS. Even XP rigs were shipping RAM shy and caused BSoD's. My Dell only came with 128 and crashed all the time, Vista wants 2 gig. While shopping for a laptop lately, I noticed many machines are priced light on the RAM.

    AMD Turion 64 x2 Mobile Tech.

    Nvidia GeForce Go 6150

    2 Gigs

    140 HD

    Laptop Has

    Built in


    +Web Cam

    +Finger Scanner


  6. I wish I could have copied the error code (No Pen and paper near).

    However has anyone received or heard of receiving a "Blue Screen of Death" for Vista?

    It gave me the error code and said something caused the system to crash. It was preparing "Crash Files" or something of the sort and commenced restarting following about 1 minute on the screen.


    I am now back online and after a full Norton Anti-virus scan I have come across nothing.

    All I managed to copy was the very basic error code

    Stop OxoooooooA

    (OxA3c0000f, ox00000000.... there was more but it took me about 40 seconds to retrieve the pen & paper)

    Pfc. Muniz


    Should I be concerned or is it another normal windows thing.

    Please excuse my ignorance, the last 6 months of my life have evolved around training as well as the next 3 months.

    I received another Crash, however I was able to gather this information from a message that popped up following the automatic restart.

    Grrrr. I may take this guy back and get a mac.

    'Pfc Muniz



  7. Go to Cingular Store (Assuming you're carrier is Cingular).

    Ask them for the Cord to connect your phone via USB.

    Connect them

    I personally just opened MY COMPUTER and I saw 2 folders

    1 for the PHONE memory

    1 for the Memory Card Memory

    (If your phone has a huge built in memory you will only have the 1 folder)

    I dropped the .mp3s I wanted into the folder and then unplugged the phone.

    Tada, the songs appeared.

    'Private Muniz


  8. Recently purchased a new HP computer. It came with Windows Vista and one of those "fancy" pre-built drives that reads the memory cards.

    I inserted the Memory card (from the camera) and nothing pops up to view the pictures. I even thumbed through "Computer" to see if it was showing and it doesn't even show a drive for the cards.

    Anyone know what I have to do to get it to work?

    'Pvt Muniz


  9. I am currently trying to find a website that will allow the photographer to upload photo's to his account, allow people to pick and order. and receieve the pictures via mail.

    We had a family reunion (a small town) and the photographer talked to family and my name came up. I told him I would ask around.

    So If I was confusing.


    Make Albums


    Get Paid




    Pay Online

    Receive in U.S. Mail

    Thanks Guys!!


  10. You can use to find your CD-Key.

    His system will not boot, although that is a great program, in his case it will not work. Thats why I recommended Bartpe.

    JSKY yes thank you for the advice (that program has helped me get others keys before I clean installed their PC's)

    Shanenin I will take your advice to grab my PC key

    Thank you!

    Since this event I've been re-enlightening myself on computers. Love feeling like a computer geek again. (Nowhere near professional but not illiterate)

    Thanks again guys

  11. Hopefully the Repair method works so I can recover and backup all the pictures and files on the computer. Then I will honestly consider a clean install.

    Their are all kinds of methods you can use to back up his files. Just to keep it simple, you could slave his drive to your system then temporally save his files to your hardrive. You also could boot his system with a live cd like knoppix or bart pe then copy the files to your system over the network or to a usb drive.

    Wow, 1 year away from computers (baseball baseball baseball) and I forget about all these other ways. I have to have atleast a million Knoppix (and other distros) in my cd case from when I was exploring other OSs prior to baseball season last year.

    Thank you again for the idea!!


  12. I personally always recommend a clean install(format). It can be more of hassle in regards to reinstalling programs, but it has such a nice end result.

    Hopefully the Repair method works so I can recover and backup all the pictures and files on the computer. Then I will honestly consider a clean install.

    Thank You all for you help. Clean install is always my last resort... and I can't believe I didn't think about the Repair Install


  13. Sorry if the post is confusing (and that is what I thought about the neighbors computer, THANKS)

    My sister added a ROUTER and other then that NOTHING has been installed (hardware or software) recently.

    When i start the computer it automatically goes to the screen with BOOT UP options.





    *Other Option, but Forget what it states*

    I have tried all of them and no matter what I pick, it loops back to that same screen. (The one listed above)

    Although when I click LAST KNOWN or OTHER OPTION it goes to the screen where XP loads but then a BLUE screen pops up for literally a millisecond and I can't read what it says.




    Will it ask for the KEY when I repair install? (The Windows Key for each computer)

    My OS is not bootlegged, I had my mother board changed once before and I Just noticed when they put it in a new case the store didn't put my sticker that comes on the original casing on the new one.

    If I don't need the key good, if I do... I suppose I'll have to go buy the whole OS with the OEM sticker

    Question About Fixing a Computer!

    I am fixing a neighbors computer (Upgrading the RAM & slaving a hard drive), but he also wanted me to clean out his system from Spyware, Viruses he may have encountered. If I encounter porn (Nothing with little children) I don't mind it correct? I just confirm it was not dropped from a virus and move on?


    Windows XP HOME Edition (2001 I believe)

    My sister recently added a router (I was too lazy, and so 80 hours later she got it working). Either way that is the only SOFTWARE change to the computer that I am aware of.

    I start the computer up and then it goes to the screen which ask


    SafeMode with Networking

    SafeMode with Command Prompt

    Last Known Good Configuration

    *I forget what this last one says*

    When I click the SAFE MODE one (Either of the 3) it will do the screen where it is loading (All the text) and then loops right back to the screen with the BOOT UP options.

    If I click LAST KNOWN or the OTHER one it will start to load (The Windows XP screen with the loading bar below) but then a blue screen will pop up for a MILLISECOND. So I am unable to see what it even says... I honestly only saw "DISABLE" near the end of whatever it states on the screen.

    ABOVE is the problem, BELOW consist of me talking about REFORMATTING and INSTALLING.

    So does anyone know of any options besides REFORMATTING and INSTALLING?

    I am going to community college (Unless I like the baseball program and get picked up by a 4yr. college I am already accepted into) do any of you all know if the Windows disc are sold cheaper on campus even at the community college?

    If it comes down to having to reformat an re-install, we have many pictures and family documents that are not backed up (fortunately most are) I am curious as how I would recover the files.

    The desktop consist of the manufacture HD (80GBs) and one I slaved (160GBs with 3 partitions). Would it be possible to buy a new HD and install it as the MASTER and then SLAVE the 80GB to pull files? (Keep in mind, the 80GB is the one with XP and may be infected... Pending the reason the computer will not boot up properly)

    I will then purchase another HD for my desktop (that I will build this summer) and slave the 160 and pull the Digital Artwork and Music off of it.

    Are both of those ideas feasible?

    Is the first idea feasible? (Too slave the 80GB after buying a new HD and installing XP on it)


    Any ideas would be great!

    P.S. From Another Thread: I have narrowed down my Laptop issue and it is the CPU (So once I get my paycheck, the guy should be up and running without the overheating)