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  1. Mike LS

    Component "Y" cable

    Anyone know of a cable for merging 2 component video connections into 1 cable? I know this is really a job for a video switch, but I'm a cheap and don't want to have to get up and flip a switch to go from A to B. I've just gotten an Xbox 360 and want to keep the component cables for that...
  2. Mike LS

    Pentium vs Celeron

    I know the difference between the two processors were hugely apparent early in the release of Celeron processors, but I was under the impression that many of the drawbacks of Celeron had been overcome...especially recently. Over the last few months, I've been replacing all the PC's in my...
  3. Mike LS

    good MP3 encoder

    I've always used WinLame to encode MP3's, but lately (since downloading and installing the prerelease 2) it's been acting really buggy. For single files it's great, but I decided to take all the files off my IPOD and recode them to a lower bitrate to save some space. To start with I tried to...
  4. Mike LS

    Antivirus question

    Does anyone have a suggestion for a good small business antivirus program? I'd like to migrate from an individual system program to a network administrated version. Our company has about 15 systems networked and it would be much easier on me to be able to administer and monitor the antivirus...
  5. Mike LS

    Scheduling tasks

    Does anyone know of a way to have automatically scheduled tasks perform on a PC? I know about the Windows Task Scheduler, but I don't think it'll really do what I want. What I'd like to do is have a way of automatically recording a webcast at the same time every morning. Starting the...
  6. Mike LS

    Most compatible DVD player

    Does anyone have an opinion of which brand (or even model) of DVD player is most likely to play the biggest variety of media types there are now? I burn alot of my own video on different DVD media and have good luck with some players and bad luck with others. Is there any thought of which...
  7. Mike LS

    Burner problems???

    For the last several days I've been having some trouble with DVD burning. I can't figure out if this is a burner problem or a media problem. When it burns correctly, I get a flashing amber "burn" light on the drive. Lately it's been flashing green several times, then amber for a split second...
  8. Mike LS

    Any wireless issues with SP2?

    I set up a wireless network for my church a few months ago (before SP2) and all was working great. Now I get a call about one machine that is constantly dropping it's connection and when it can be coaxed into a steady connection, it's extremely slow. I had the user check and the machine has...
  9. Mike LS

    Windows update worm remover

    Has anyone gotten this notification from Windows Update? I only ask because it looks a little different than the normal Windows Update dialog that I'm used to. I've looked the update # up and it's legit, it just seemed weird that it would tell me that my computer is most likely infected...
  10. Mike LS

    ole32.dll error

    I've got a Win98 system that will boot fine until the first programs start to load (virus protection) and I get a "this program has performed an illegal operation" and the error points to the ole32.dll file. This is the case when any program is opened. Win Explorer included. Any way of...
  11. Mike LS

    DVD capture

    Just as a note, I'm not asking about defeating copy protection or any shady or gray area. This is a work related question and because of that, I have written permission from all copyright holders to do what I'm wanting to do. I work for a Christian music distributor and am in charge of...
  12. Mike LS

    Sudden popups

    The last several days I've been getting a boatload of popups. And not really while I'm surfing. I can leave my computer running overnight and in the morning there might be 20 or 30 popus. Most of them these "Stop popups now" and things like that. Another thing that comes up is a download dialog...
  13. Mike LS

    Nero 6 question

    I'm in the process of transferring some cassettes to CD's. These are lecture tapes, so it's not like I can rip individual tracks off. I've done one tape and I have a single wav file that's 680mb. How can I automatically have Nero insert cue points at specific time points? I don't want to burn...
  14. Mike LS

    file recovery.....

    Is there any way to recover data from a drive after the partition has been deleted? I have a drive that is damaged, but I'd like to be able to pull some files off of it.
  15. Mike LS

    Question for Vince or other PC recording gurus

    I built a PC to integrate into my church sound system a while back, and am now getting around to trying to patch in and use for recording services. Problem is that any way that I try to get an input into it, I get a horrible ground problem (I'm guessing that what it is...speakers buzz and...
  16. Mike LS

    Trying to reformat laptop.....

    ....and I'm having a heck of a time. I'm wondering if I have a damage hard drive. It's a co-workers laptop. He was in the middle of composing an email and up pops a black screen saying that no hard drive was available. Try to reboot...the Dell screen comes up, then the black screen comes up...
  17. Mike LS

    XBOX and component connection to projector

    I've just gotten an X1 projector and am trying to figure out what cables to run to it. At the moment, I'm using the base AV pack (forget what it's called...has svideo and digital audio), but that won't work because my DVD player will be connected to the svideo input on the X1 via the component -...
  18. Mike LS

    Uninstall files

    I just happened to look in my WINNT folder on my Win2000 laptop and there are about 30 folders with names like... $NtUninstallKB810217$ and such in that directory. They total about 60mb or so...no really big deal, other than I'm in a storage crunch and I delete everything that I can...
  19. Mike LS

    Need a piece for my projector mount

    Got an X1 for Christmas and was in shock to see how much ceiling mounts are for those things :angry: :angry: Anyway, I took a trip to Lowes, knowing I could build something that would work just as well, and whipped up a pretty good looking mount. I'm just missing one piece...... I need to...
  20. Mike LS

    What input to use on X1.....

    My DVD player is interlaced, but of course, has component outputs. Would I be best served using a direct s-video connection or component to VGA converter? Would there be much difference between the two? I don't plan to use the VGA input for anything else.
  21. Mike LS

    PJ lamp life and age.......

    OK, a projector lamp has a life of xxxx hours. Say 3000.....for someone who doesn't use the projector very much......say just a couple of movies a week totaling about 5 hours on average. If that time were the average over the life of the lamp, that would figure to about 11 years of use. With...
  22. Mike LS

    TV is in the way......

    I know this I can't be the first to have this problem, so hopefully there's a good fix for it. My wife gave me an X1 projector for Christmas, so now I'm having to kind of reconfigure my HT for front projection. I've been using a 32" TV as my display for the last few years, but I don't want to...
  23. Mike LS

    This virus is ticking me off!!!

    I keep getting an email that has a virus laden attachment with it. Nortons shows the virus as "[email protected]" and the attachment is called "photos.zip". The weird thing is that the address it comes from *looks* like it is coming from my company domain. I know it's not, because that email...
  24. Mike LS

    Best D/A video converter (within reason)

    I'm looking for a good D/A video converter so I can run analog video into my computer for editing and transfer to DVD. I don't want to break the bank, so I'm looking to stay under $250 or so. I've used a Canopus unit before, and it worked great, but it's at the top end of units I've looked...
  25. Mike LS

    Projection/display problems

    I'm trying to work the bugs out of an installed projection system in a large room. First off, don't ask why it was installed a certain way, because I didn't do it and already want to rip it out and redo it, but money was in issue in the install, so it was done the cheapest way. There are 2...
  26. Mike LS

    Possible stupid question

    I know that XP has support for dual video cards. I don't have any experience with a setup like this. Would that allow me to say, connect a projector to one card and a monitor to the other and display different programs on each display? I've got a PC I'm using at church to do PowerPoint and...
  27. Mike LS

    MB/BIOS help

    I just put together a system with a Shuttle AK38N mobo and an AMD XP2400 processor. I get it all put together and Windows shows that the processor is an XP1800 running at 1.5gHZ (should be 2.0). I know this is due to the FSB being set too slow (it's set to 100 in the BIOS) and it should be set...
  28. Mike LS

    WinXP networking question

    I recently reformatted my work computer and upgraded from Win2000 to XP Pro. With 2000, I would always have to enter a password to access shared drives on the network. Now I still do for the older Win98 systems, but the other 2000/XP machines can be accessed with no password. How do I set...
  29. Mike LS

    Win98 folder question

    I've been away from 98 so long that I can't figure this out right off. If you delete the My Documents folder from the desktop, how do you get the original folder back to the desktop? I know you can put a shortcut in place, but is there a place that you can check to replace the MD folder on...
  30. Mike LS

    Building PC for live audio recording/playback

    I'm thinking of building a PC for use with my church sound system. It would be used primarily for live recording (single track), and music playback. It would also be used for Power Point and some DVD/video playback, and of course, some audio editing on the side. My biggest concerns and...
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