Ok here goes..... My sytem specs can be seen below in my signature.
Bios thinks my Sony DVD-ROM is a hard drive. Ok let me explain. I recently bought the 600W Modular Silverstone PSU and installed it, however installing it meant removing everthing because this thing is huge and during installation I did not want to damage anything.
So I lost my IDE drive configuration. My motherboad has the following> IDE 1, 2, 3 2 and 3 being close together further down the board and 1 being further up the board.
Even b4 I installed the psu the BIOS would not detect my IDE HD however now it thinks my Sony DVD-ROM is a hard drive.
However in Windows everything is fine and the hard drive works fine........ except if for example I want to play a game and I put the disk into my LG drive then it will say 'please insert the correct disk' nad if i put it in the Sony drive it works fine'. I reinstalled XP pro and during installation I put the disk in my Sony drive so b4 i put the motherboard drivers on it only detected the Sony drive (for obvious driver reasons) however this is the first time I hav encountered such problems. Unless its to do with master etc. IDE HD is on cable select. Dont know about the optical drives.
Each and every drive is on its own cable.
I installed Windows XP Pro MSDN as usual however this time round after installing the motherboard graphic card drivers which require a system reboot to be usable, it came up with my name. (During Wind XP PRo installation Admin pswd must be set and 1 user name- I had entered my name) I had not selected the welcome screen nor had I set a password for my account (I am the only person who uses it but because of certain gremlins also known as children) java script:emoticon('', 'smid_3')
I have to set a password)
I usually set the password last after reinstallation however what struck me as strange is that the first couple of times it reboot no log on screen just the usual direct. However suddenly I had that appear. java script:emoticon('', 'smid_6')
So I clicked on my name and thought that its no biggy and continued installation of drivers games etc....... until I got to DivX that is. Near the end of installation Windows said something along the lines of 'Your administrator has not allowed for registry changes' and DivX finished installing then the system rebot by itself even though its not meant to.
So I tested it I clicked Start, RUN, Regedit 'Youy admin has not allowed etc' - restart.
Very annoying. java script:emoticon('', 'smid_5')
I thought it wont effect me since I dont bother the registry so I finished installing my games and checked out Hitman Contracts; just to see the effect since I had never tried this I set the screen resolution to 1600 x 1200 since apparently a LCD screen can display it just distorted (not native native = 1280 x 1024).
At this point Hitman went black. I mean the screen went black java script:emoticon('', 'smid_23') and I tried Ctrl Esc and Ctrlt Alt Delete but system froze. I restarted and tried playing again however when I double click on it the screen goes black for a very short period of time (almost like a flicker) then desktop comes back and the game does not load nor open or anyhting for that matter.
That custom built computer of mine is not connected to the internet because I do not want viruses etc slowing it down it is primarily desgned by myself to be a gaming machine.
So I was suprised to find a highly irratating thing (I am a perfectionist to some this problem may not seem that big).
In my documents all folders such as saved games etc get a duplicate folder. What I mean is this.
Ok lets take Sid Meirs Pirates as an example: Sid Meirs Pirates saved game folder- Double click to enter the folder saved games appear and another folder labelled exactly the same as the folder I just double clicked on. Double click on this folder to find out what this is, opens up my documents in explorer mode. ERRRRRRRR java script:emoticon('', 'smid_20')
This problem is there in many folders I think only in my documents. I have tried reinstalling XP but as can be seen I have 2 hard drives.
So beacuse I have important files in my documents I back them up to the IDE hard drive which I use for storing home made movie backups and other important backups.
My main SATA drive is where th OS is.
Of course this feels like basically shifting the problem.
Reinstallation makes no diffrence and no matter how many times I delete it by pressing delete or shift and delete it comes back after I close my documents for a while.
This problem seems to have a root.
I have the Sony Ericsson K750i (brill phone!), I went to India recently for a holiday and during my stay I receieved a message via bluetooth. I was sitting with friends with my bluetooth on exchanging files (sounds, music etc) when i received a strange file by some weird name and extesion something like a1225asdh (basically random) and by mistake (YES by mistake!!) I pressed accept and it was a very small file something like 1 Kb so it instantly came to my phone. I asked my TRUSTWORTHY friends if he had sent it but all said no and exchanged concerned looks.
Then I went to my relatives house there and used his computer to access my phones external memory stick via his card reader. I found all folders had duplicates and again no matter how many times and however I deleted them they came bakc. So I transfered all important files to hard disk and formatted.
Then when I got back out of the crappy hole they call India (my dad dragged me there since his bro etc lives there) i attached my phone via the supplied cable and transfered some nice scenery photos I had taken there. Ever sincethen that problem remains.
The internal memory I do not know how to format so ever now I never conect my phone to my comp.
I also tried AVG Free scanned the entire Comp not phone no viruses detected.
Also on the startup thing in start programs, i delete everthing because I dont want to wait ages for startup however a strange thing keeps reappearing no matter how many times I delete it it has the MS-DOS symbol and is called Empty????!!!!!!????? java script:emoticon('', 'smid_8')
What the [bleep]??
Call Of Duty 2 is not reporting over 40 FPS een though my refresh rate is at 60 and all settings are on full I am using FRAPS to measure FPS.
And the MOST strangest thing is when I selected multiplayer (with no one to play against just myself I had never accessed the multiplayer feature as I do not connect to the net using that comp) it went quite unplayable down to about 10-18 FPS???!!! java script:emoticon('', 'smid_19')
It cannot be a bottleneck if it is please tell me what it is as I cant see there being any.
During play of COD2 for like 10 mins the card operates at around 73 C is this normal temp?
I know its alot but please help me!!!! java script:emoticon('', 'smid_16')
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Also I have no anti-virus or anything of the such running due to there being no internet connection on my comp, only the essentials.
Edited by Mitesh, 18 June 2006 - 12:22 PM.