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Posted 15 January 2004 - 04:54 AM Edited by Xcommunicated, 08 December 2009 - 05:36 AM.

Warez Policy by Edwards

Ok, every time someone mentions downloading stuff from the internets, bittorrent, or eyepatches, the thread gets turned into an agreementfest of half a dozen people all saying the same thing. So, here's a conclusive listing of my warez policy for the PC Chat forum:
  • No talking about warez
  • No talking about piracy
  • No talking about downloading copyrighted stuff without permission
However!
  • Downloading things from the internet is not illegal
  • Therefore, you are allowed to talk about it
  • If you have pirated something, or suspect someone else has, I don't want to hear about it
Simply put:
Someone saying they downloaded something, or asking for help with P2P software, or whatever: OK
Someone wrongly saying that's warez and not allowed: Shut up
Someone saying that no, it isn't warez: OK
Eight more people saying that it isn't warez: Shut up

If we just avoid the warez topic altogether, we'll all have a much easier time. kthx.

FAQ Index brought to you by: facugaich
(besure to read this whole page and any others for other answers to very common questions)

Before you post a question answer the common questions the helpers will be asking you because you left it out.
Basically just fill out the form, as it were:

We Need To Know (In Order of Importance)
Operating System (OS): plus the version
Amount of RAM: (the speed might help in some cases but rarely)
Internet connection type: (also be sure to include if you use a router [Linksys, D-Link, or a computer acting as the firewall] or not, and if you're connected to it WiFi, ethernet or usb)
Video Card: brand and model
Motherboard (mobo): brand and model (if you're having motherboard problems, it'll also help us if we know the brand and date of your BIOS)
Processor (CPU): brand and speed
Sound Card: brand and mode

If you can't answer all of the questions, then get the following freeware; Everest Home Edtion either the ZIP or the EXE. Both are the same; the only difference is one uses an installer, the other you unzip and extract to a folder of your choice...the EXE will be fine for most people.

If applicable, the most important part is Hardware with problems: brand and model

Make sure you've updated to the latest drivers for your computer, as well as the item with problems, and OS.
Make sure you've completely read the manual and any other text documents for your troublesome hardware or software (you'd be surprised how many issues can be solved just reading that stuff alone).

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Links you should know , but in case you don't: (there base links to the more common hardware and software makers) [those that know of other links I should add, PM me and I'll add them] I know most of these are already covered in another topic but these relate to the common questions asked
Microsoft.com plus Microsoft Windows Update
Apple.com plus: Quicktime and iTunes
nVidia.com plus nVidia Drivers
ATI.com plus ATI Drivers
Linksys.com plus Drivers and Firmware
Hewlett-Packard plus Support and Drivers
Compaq plus Support and Drivers yes I know HP own Compaq now, but they still have their own site on HP's server.
Ad-Aware from Lavasoft
Spybot Search & Destroy
HijackThis
CWShredder
SpywareBlaster
AVG freeware anti-virus
ZoneAlarm Free not as good as the Pro but gets the job done.
Norton Anti-Virus Download Virus Definitions
McAfee Anti-Virus Updates
TrendMicro Free On-line PC Virus Scan

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FAQ will grow as needed [PM for other FAQ type questions to add]

Q: My browser's homepage keeps changing from what I had it at before.
A: Run Ad-aware, Spybot and HijackThis. At least one of these will catch it and help you fix the problems and set things back to what they should be.

Q: There is something running on my computer and I don't know what it is.
A: Run your anti-virus (if you don't have one, get one use the AVG link above) also run the spy-ware removal tools listed in the previous question&answer.

State your currency!

If you do happen to post about an items cost, in any form. Could you please post what currency you're dealing in? To save time and grief, and to help people make wise purchases.

Some basics. Starting with American Currency, as it is most frequently used.

(Note: Conversions are not always 100% accurate, as exchange rates fluxuate daily)
$100USD = $136CND, $137AUD, £56GBP, £84EUR.

Exchange Converter





I can't think of any more off hand, but this list will be amended as needed

EDIT Jan 15, '04: added BIOS to the list of need to kow and made the list bold
EDIT Jan 22, '04 by Edwards: Corrected a few things.
EDIT Apr 22 '04 by Atomic: Added that thing by whats his face...
EDIT May 27 '04 by Atomic: Your link for HijackThis! was no longer working, I put in a correct one.
EDIT June 16 '04: Added SpywareBlaster
EDIT August 27 '04: Some small clarity edits
EDIT Dec. 9, 2004: Repleaced ADIA32 with Everest
EDIT April 26, 2005: added index as suggested by facugaich

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 05:02 AM

sad.gif Atomic just locked my topic like this

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 05:09 AM Edited by wolf68k, 15 January 2004 - 05:10 AM.

you're was more of links, this is more of 'we need this info from you before we can help with your problem' and pre-answers to common questions....big difference

Much like I did in VC:PC Chat

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 05:14 AM Edited by Tornado Rex, 15 January 2004 - 05:14 AM.

Ah this is true. Sorry I'm tired smile.gif feel free to gank the FAQ questions out of mine (if there were any you don't have). Meh rah.gif zzZzZzzZZzZz

EDIT: g/j btw smile.gif

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Jan 15 2004, 00:02)
sad.gif Atomic just locked my topic like this

Nobody ever said you couldnt copy and paste the contents of your post into the PC Links topic as a reply... sigh.gif

Good job Wolf, I was going to make one of these but I'm just too lazy/ busy these days. I think this deserves a pin...

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 07:32 PM

I'm betting on the lazy part biggrin.gif

Thanks for the pin too cookie.gif

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 04:09 AM

I think you should add in there that we need to know specifics. Like highlight, bold, underline, crossout, EVERYTHING. It seems as people have gone into lazy mode and all they're putting is "My computer doesn't work. I get an error".

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 04:11 AM

QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Jan 28 2004, 23:09)
I think you should add in there that we need to know specifics. Like highlight, bold, underline, crossout, EVERYTHING. It seems as people have gone into lazy mode and all they're putting is "My computer doesn't work. I get an error".

Too bad there isnt a hack so everybody making a new topic has to read this and say they accept and then be able to post....

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 04:13 AM Edited by Tornado Rex, 29 January 2004 - 04:13 AM.

QUOTE (Atomic178 @ Jan 28 2004, 22:11)
QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Jan 28 2004, 23:09)
I think you should add in there that we need to know specifics. Like highlight, bold, underline, crossout, EVERYTHING. It seems as people have gone into lazy mode and all they're putting is "My computer doesn't work. I get an error".

Too bad there isnt a hack so everybody making a new topic has to read this and say they accept and then be able to post....

I like the way you think! devil.gif And if they don't it automatically warns them.

Course why am I complaining, my post count is sky-rocketing.

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 04:32 AM

QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Jan 28 2004, 23:13)
QUOTE (Atomic178 @ Jan 28 2004, 22:11)
QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Jan 28 2004, 23:09)
I think you should add in there that we need to know specifics. Like highlight, bold, underline, crossout, EVERYTHING. It seems as people have gone into lazy mode and all they're putting is "My computer doesn't work. I get an error".

Too bad there isnt a hack so everybody making a new topic has to read this and say they accept and then be able to post....

I like the way you think! devil.gif And if they don't it automatically warns them.

Course why am I complaining, my post count is sky-rocketing.

Sky rocketing huh...yea...almost 700, keep it up cool.gif

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 05:10 AM Edited by Tornado Rex, 29 January 2004 - 05:12 AM.

QUOTE (Atomic178 @ Jan 28 2004, 22:32)
QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Jan 28 2004, 23:13)
QUOTE (Atomic178 @ Jan 28 2004, 22:11)
QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Jan 28 2004, 23:09)
I think you should add in there that we need to know specifics. Like highlight, bold, underline, crossout, EVERYTHING. It seems as people have gone into lazy mode and all they're putting is "My computer doesn't work. I get an error".

Too bad there isnt a hack so everybody making a new topic has to read this and say they accept and then be able to post....

I like the way you think! devil.gif And if they don't it automatically warns them.

Course why am I complaining, my post count is sky-rocketing.

Sky rocketing huh...yea...almost 700, keep it up cool.gif

Hey just because I'm not spamtastic like the rest of you... tounge2.gif

Seeing as how this is really the only place I post, I'd say I'm doing pretty good. If you would have seen my post count before I came back, you'd agree smile.gif

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:04 PM

Assuming anyone actually looks at "readme" topics.. Here goes.

A forum such as PC Chat is bound to have many discussions involving prices of items, and reccomendations for budget ranges, etc.

If you do happen to post about an items cost, in any form. Could you please post what currency you're dealing in? To save time and grief, and to help people make wise purchases.

Some basics. Starting with American Currency, as it is most frequently used.

(Note: Conversions are not always 100% accurate, as exchange rates fluxuate daily)
$100USD = $136CND, $137AUD, £56GBP, £84EUR.

Exchange Converter

Not asking anyone to post in 1 currency or another. Just asking for you to have the common courtesy to post the currency of any prices you may quote.

Ta.

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 12:41 PM

Things you should do before asking:

1. Run an antiv-virus scan and make sure the scanner is up-to-date. If you don't have one, look up and go get the free one mentioned above AVG

2. Run adware/spyware scanners. This includes the following; Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destory, CWShredder and HijackThis. (personally I run this in that order). Why all of those? Because if one misses something the others will catch is....hopefully. Also remeber they are up-to-date as well.
Also as an added suggestion, run Ad-Aware and Spybot about once a week. THis helps keep the spyware out and remember BEFORE each run have them check for updates. HijackThis I would only run about once a month and for sure after seeing that the IE Homepage is hijacked. CWShredder really only needs to be run maybe once every quarter (aka once every 3 months) or so, it's rare that it'll most people will get items it scans for often.

3. Run ScanDisk. It's free, it's part of the Windows OS no matter what version you have. If you have Norton Utilities (System Works) installed, then use DiskDoctor instead.

4. Run DiskDefrag. Again it's free and it's part of the Windows OS. And again if you have Norton Utilities installed, then use SpeedDisk instead.


Doing this 4 things will fix most problems you have with your system, including problems that only seem to show up while gaming.

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 07:25 PM Edited by wolf68k, 17 May 2005 - 05:02 PM.

Informative Guides:
WindowsStartup - If you're not sure what those items are listed in MSConfig's Startup tab, look for it here to see if it's a needed item or something you can live without.

BlackViper XP Services - a list of services that are available in XP Pro and Home. List which are Safe to turn off and which aren't and offers more in-depth detail as to what each service is. Besides the default settings for both Pro and Home, there are 3 other columns of configuration; Safe (what most people should use), Internet Gateway (for multiple computers on a network that access the internet using MS Internet Connection Sharing), Gamer and Super Tweaker.
If after looking at the different choices to turn off a service and the details of the service and you're still not sure if you should disable it, then leave it as is.

BlackViper 2000 Service - just like the XP list of service for got 2000 Pro and Server. And offers the same choices of configuration.

Adrian's Rojak Pot - Offers one of the best guides for BIOS info; The Definitive BIOS Optimization Guide. There is a free and subcriber's sections. The subscribers get more in-depth details for each BIOS feature and no ads. Subscriptions are 3-months for £6 (about $11US) or 1-year for £12 (about $22US).


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05-17-2005 - Changed BlackViper links to Archive.org's links since BlackViper.com is no more sad.gif

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 02:30 AM

Spyware and Adware Removal Guide

...because im sick of saying use spybot and adaware.... bored.gif

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 10:06 AM

Hiding or Locking Files/Folders

If you're using XP Pro, you can encrypt the folder the files are in.
How To Encrypt a Folder in Windows XP from Microsoft Support.

For Win2k: Implementing Encrypting File System (EFS), Windows 2000 from Microsoft

For those not using the above Windows OS versions; try one of these programs (I cannot suggest anyone of them seeing as how I have never used them):
Folder Lock free and shareware versions
Password Protect Folders demo and shareware
AB Hide Folder 30-day demo and shareware
Still not happy with those, use Google

You can also get a USB thumbdrive from something small like a 192mb to 4gb, and anywhere in between. The good thing about USB drives, they require no extra software or drives (but for maybe in the case of Win98 users) and you can install programs on it and run it off of there....of course this is not suggestioned for games or anything else that needs faster access time, but for something like an IM client (AIM, MSN, YahooIM, so on) or IRC, then this is perfect just don't have the option set to have the IM client run at start up then you'll get some errors unless the thumbdrive is installed.
Price range anywhere from $30 to $700US depending on the storage size and brand.
Some also have features that allow you encrypt the drive itself, so even if its stole or mom and dad (or the kids) find it and try to see what's on it it'll ask for a password.

If your problem is with hiding porn, then just burn it to CDR or DVDR and be done with it.
If you don't have a CD or DVD burner, well Welcome To The 21st Century. It's time to get one, sport. Or you'll have to fall back to the encyrption programs mentioned above.

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 05:13 PM

Thanks Wolf. Especially for Folder Lock link inlove.gif

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 05:58 AM

I'm going to start FAQ subjects here, if you know of any that I should cover please PM me about them and I'll write something up and if you want to chip in on the write up please do and I'll give you credit in the write up.
Now by FAQ I don't mean; "what is RAM?" or "what does OS mean?" What I mean is the questions that get new topics here about once a week or eeven once a month and those asking to bother to do a search before doing so...like the following


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How do I connect my PS2/Xbox/VCR/any other video source to my PC to record video?

This depends on if you're using a laptop or desktop PC. Let's start with the desktop.
You have many choices; a PCI capture card which comes in many many varieties (covered later) or an exteneral capture device.
PCI capture cards, as I said before, come in many many varieties but are basicly grouped in to 2 different categories of TV tuner and video capture. Sounds a bit confusing, I know.

A TV tuner card can capture video usually from either it's TV tuner port or from it's RCA style or S-Video port. This also usually means that it'll capture the audio however that means that there will be either an internal or external audio cable going from the TV tuner card to your sound card. TV tuner card will vary in features in both what the card as to offer and what the software can offer, things like a remote control (for the hardware side) and a PVR basicly like using your PC like a TiVo (for the software side).
Let me explain the audio cable a bit more; the internal cable will look exactly like the one you see going from your CD/DVD drive to your sound card however this cable goes from the TV tuner card to your sound card's AUX-IN port if you have one. Personnal I like the interal cable better, manily because this means one less wire to add to the mess in the back of the PC. If you're using on-board audio using an interal cable can cause a problem since most cheaper and older motherboards only have one internal audio port, now if you don't use your CD/DVD drive to play audio CD's this would be a big deal but you will have to remember this when trying to record the audio within your OS to make sure the recording source is set to pull from the CD Audio rather than AUX-IN or Line-In. If you have a newer motherboard or a PCI soundcard then you'll using find many internal audio ports and they will be labled as to which is which. The only other thing you might want to make sure of, and can save a bit of hassle later on, is to know one bother the TV tuner card and the internal audio port which side of the ports is left and right. Why? Because you won't want to be watching the original video and have one sound happen on the right speakers but when captured the audio is now on the left. I can't tell you which side is which since it varies from card to card (or port to port), but I can suggestion which way to put the cable on once you do know to help you remember later and that is; the internal audio cable has a red and white wire, if you look at the back of your VCR at the audio ports you'll notice the Right is red and the Left is white so just use the same method here, red = right and white = left.
External cables will be done one of 2 ways, either you have to supply you're own connection from your source (PS2, VCR, etc) to your PC's sound card or the TV tuner will card will have a special audio out port and a cable that will go from the card to your soundcard. The upside no need to worry about which is left and which is right as I've explained above with the internal cable. The downside is that you can end up with one more extra wire floating around behind your PC that later might get confused for another cable and later plugged into the wrong place, plus it just adds to the rat's nest of wires back there.

A video capture card will only capture the video using a RCA style connection or S-Video. Usually no audio to the card itself, you have to figure out your own way to get the audio to your soundcard yourself, however the capture card's manual will more than likely include info or a suggestion as to how to get the audio to your soundcard.

External capture devices, this part will also cover the use if you're on a desktop or laptop.
These come as either firewire or usb, but you do have many choices of each and here again you have the options of TV tuner or just plain video. Personally I believe that a firewire device will be your best bet for faster and cleaner captures than a USB device. But for either one you use I would suggest having a TV that is also able to see the signal coming from your video source (PS2, VCR, etc) because as the time you start recording on the PC it might look like it's capturing it smoothly, infact it might look like 1 to 5 frames per second, so by having a TV to view the source as the PC records it you'll have a better idea as to when to stop the PC recording.
The upside is that you don't have worry about getting the audio to your PC since both the video and audio will be coming in via the firewire or USB.
The downside that you have one more device sitting on your desk and that will require a place on your surge protector.


No matter what OS you're using you'll be able to find some sort of video capture device to meet your needs and system requirements. The following are only example of the different types of devices you can get. Remember only examples, I am not promoting these devices or the makers, but I will not which ones I have and have used however that is all.

PCI cards:
Leadtek WinFast TV 2000 XP Expert is a TV tuner card which includes a remote control and it's software includes PVR fuctions and uses an internal audio cable. Leadtek also makes some tv tuner cards that use external cables that go from the card to your soundcard. [side note: this is what I have which is the only reason I listed].
Pinnacle Studio AV/DV is a simple video capture card, no TV tuner support.

External capture devices:
Dazzle Digital Video Creator 150 is a video capture only no tv tuner and is USB only, but can support video capture and video export (so you can record to a VCR what you've edited on your PC)
ADS Tech PYRO AV Link Professiona is a video capture only not tv tuner and is Firewire only, it too can also support video in and out. On a side note this also comes with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe DVD Encore, and Adobe Audition ALL FULL VERSION. So for those that like Adobe products, you'll be right at home. Also comes with a Firewire PCI card incase you don't already have a firewire port on you PC already.
ADS Tech Instant TV Deluxe USB is a TV tuner and video capture with PVR support and is USB only, this however is video in only.
Formac Sudio TVR (Macs Only) this is a TV tuner and video capture and is firewire only, this has support for both video in and out [side note: my dad has one of these and I've used it a few times myself]

I didn't find anything that supports Linux or Unix OSs directly, this does not mean that someone hasn't made drivers for any of these else where. This only means that the makers of these products do not support Linux/Unix directly, so if you have the drivers for it and are having problems at some point down the road do not contact the maker for help.

Also notice I didn't list prices. This reason should be obvious, since this may or not maynot be the product you choose to go with (remember these are just examples that I picked out) and plus the price will vary from country to country and different retail outlets (online and offline).

All of these will, or should, come with not only drivers to support the device but also software to view the video and capture it. As always it's best to search for newer versions of the drivers on the maker's website.

When searching for which device to go with, first pick which type you want PCI card or external device. Next go to your favorite on or offline store and see what they gave to offer for your needs. Now read all of the user reviews, if any, but don't stop there also use Google (or whatever web search you like) to do a review search.
Example of a review search: search terms
Leadtek WinFast TV 2000 XP Expert review
This will usually give you results for sites that do product reviews for a living, so you'll have some pro's giving you a full detail review of the product. However this also means they know what they are doing and how to get around any minor problems that might show up that they may or may not mention in their review write up. This why user reviews are also useful, this will give you real world results from other people. But again however keep in mind that some of the people that write these user reviews are dumb sh*ts to start with.

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 06:34 AM

Sheesh....if you had room, I'd give you another karma (if I could award it anyway). Perhaps it would be best to consolidate these seperate posts into the first post...thats all most people read anyway in a topic like this.

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 07:05 AM

I thought about that, but how about deleteing the post between the different ones...if that made any sense?

And yes I know I was long winded, but an FAQ that only gives a short answer isn't much of an FAQ

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 07:07 AM

Led-bys cant delete posts.

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 07:28 AM

Odd; I'm a led-by in VC and I can delete post.

BTW on a personal note. I didn't do it for the karma star, but thanks for the offer. I'm not a karma whore, I don't give a rat's fat hairy a** about karma one way or the other. I did because I'm tired of that question for one and a few other popping up over and over again. But I still don't think anyone will read this freakin topic, even if all the FAQs were in just the first post of the topic.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:38 AM

Mozilla & Firefox Tweak / Speed Up

Basic Settings for ALL users
* Set the value of network.http.pipelining to " true ".
* Set the value of network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to " 8 ".
* Set the value of network.http.proxy.pipelining to " true "


Fast Broadband (Cable/DSL/LAN)
* Set the value of network.http.max-connections to " 48 ".
* Set the value of network.http.max-connections-per-server to " 16 ".
* Set the value of network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy to " 16 "
* Set the value of network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to " 8 "


Slow Narrowband (Dialup)
* Set the value of network.http.max-connections-per-server to " 8 ".
* Set the value of network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy to " 8 ".
* Set the value of network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to " 4 ".
* Set the value of dom.disable_window_status_change to " true ".



Source: http://forums.extrem...ad.php?t=135522
I don't suggest the tweak they do of; Set the value of browser.xul.error_pages.enabled to "true" for me this was more annoying than helpful

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:56 PM

How do I change my IP address? I'm using cable/dsl.

Static IPYou'll have to call your ISP and ask them to change it.
For Dynamic IPs
with a router:
Log into your router and go to the Status page and find the Release and Renew buttons.
Click Release and wait about 5 secs then click Renew and a new IP address should be assigned.
For Dynamic IPs
without a router
and Win9*/ME:
Start->Run type: winipcfg
Select your network adaptor
Click Release
Wait a few secs
Click Renew
For Dynamic IPs
without a router
and Win2k/XP:
Start->Run type: cmd
At the promt type: ipconfig /release
Then type: ipconfig /renew

or

Get Microsoft's wntipcfg
Then follow the exact same steps as using winipcfg for Win9*/ME

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:55 PM

Few more FAQ.

Internet Explorer doesn't seem to be work, what can I do?
Well, If you really like Internet Explorer that much run Wolf Scans. This consists of (if I'm not mistaken) Anti-virus, and anti-spyware. But everyone suggests to get firefox from here.

My internet seems slow, and sometimes doesn't load pages.
Again spyware and virus scans are extremely important here, you may have spyware openning ports which therefore is using more on your internet connection, more common to those with dial-up.

What's spyware?
Spyware is monitoring applications, which can do anything.

What are dialers?
These are .exe applications, which connect you to a website unknownly, if you don't check task manager regularly (or scan your computer too).
These are a type of spyware.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:27 AM

Use these free Guides to save yourself time and headaches:

Optimize XP - A Windows XP Optimization Guide

"Clean Spyware and Viruses + Optimize Windows XP to improve home, work and gaming performance safely. Windows XP's default configuration is far from optimized. This Free guide will help you improve your overall system performance without having to manually edit the Registry."


Diagnose XP - A Windows XP Diagnostic Guide

"The following Free guide will help you troubleshoot the most common causes of system problems. Diagnosing System problems can be very complicated and time consuming. There are no simple solutions. Windows XP systems should never Lock-up (freeze), display Blue Screen Stop Errors or Randomly Reboot. These are all warning signs something is wrong or misconfigured with your system."


Driver XP - A Windows XP Driver Guide

"Installing the latest drivers improves system performance and application compatibility. Updated drivers include numerous bug fixes as well as system optimizations. It is recommended for optimal system stability to only use Official drivers and not Beta or Prerelease versions. Performance differences between driver versions including Beta or Prereleased drivers is negligible. The only time Beta or Prerelease drivers should be considered is when a serious application bug is fixed in the Beta or Prerelease version and the component manufacturer has not yet released the Official driver version that includes the bug fix."

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 01:55 AM

How do I take pics in gta for pc? I heard you press the 'print' but I do & nothing happens sad.gif

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 03:59 AM

That's not what this topic is for. Please ask that sort of thing in Random Questions.

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 01:23 AM Edited by facugaich, 18 March 2006 - 01:27 AM.

How about Indexing?

This topic contains very useful info but people will look only at the first post, so why not put an index at the very beginning?

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[list]
[*]We Need to Know (below)
[*]Links You Should Know (below)
[*]FAQ (below)
[*]State Your Currency! (below)
[*][url=http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=123849&view=findpost&p=1674458]Things you should do before asking[/url]
[*][url=http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=123849&view=findpost&p=1744566]Informative Guides[/url]
[*][url=http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=123849&view=findpost&p=2288754]Hiding or Locking Files/Folders[/url]
[*][url=http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=123849&view=findpost&p=2608744]How do I connect my PS2/Xbox/VCR/any other video source to my PC to record video?[/url]
[*][url=http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=123849&view=findpost&p=2681253]Mozilla & Firefox Tweak / Speed Up[/url]
[*][url=http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=123849&view=findpost&p=2729767]How do I change my IP address? I'm using cable/dsl.[/url]
[*][url=http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=123849&view=findpost&p=2952238]Windows XP Guides[/url] - by Mastertech[/list]

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#30

Posted 27 April 2006 - 03:30 AM

How to narrow down problems with Firefox

1. Exit FF
2. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\YOURNAME\Application Data\Mozilla
3. Rename that folder; eg: Mozilla-MINE
4. Restart FF and see if you have the problem.

If the problem is fixed, then....
1. Exit FF go back to Mozilla-MINE, go deeper until you fine bookmarks.html and copy this file
2. Go the new Mozilla folder go the same depth and paste the bookmarks.html overwrite the one that's there, or delete the one that's there then paste in the old
3. Reinstall your themes one at a time and see if you have the problem come back
4. Reinstall your extension looking for the problem again.
Optionsl: Tip for the last 2 steps, get the FF extension Restart Firefox. Then when you install an theme or extension you can just select Restart Firefox from the File menu and save some time.



If the problem is still present, then ask your question in the forums and give as much detail as possible and besure to mention that you have already done the above.




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