Recent content by FregleyTheWise

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    Help Dual Booting Mac OS & Windows 7

    I don't know if this will work for you, but it's worth a shot. I just installed a hackintosh myself. Using a program called multibeast from http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html, I was able to Boot into OS X from the windows boot manager without a disk...
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    Wifi problems with new laptop

    I changed the router channel, and I think it actually worked!! I was actually able to get good download speeds consistently for about ten minutes, after which I restarted the computer and still have them!!! I'm not quite ready to say this is solved, but it sure seems like it. Thank you! (I do...
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    Wifi problems with new laptop

    Both my router and my computer say that IP addresses are obtained automatically. If the other laptop works fine with my current router, wouldn't my problem lie with the new laptop? I guess I don't understand why the problem would be caused by the router.
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    Wifi problems with new laptop

    I just enabled WAP security on the router and my connection is good right now. I'll see if the problem is fixed, and post back when I know. In answer to your question HappyHippy, connectivity doesn't seem to be impacted by whether or not another device is connected. I tried netstumbler, but...
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    Wifi problems with new laptop

    Thanks for responding! The internet works fine when it's hooked up to ethernet.
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    Wifi problems with new laptop

    Will someone please respond? I'm still having troubles.
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    Wifi problems with new laptop

    I updated the firmware on my router (Linksys befw11s4) and now things have improved. My connection is more consistent, but it is still slower than the other laptop. Does anyone have any tips, or is this just something I'll have to live with?
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    Wifi problems with new laptop

    First off, I'll admit that my knowledge of networking is pretty limited, though I'm competent with computer stuff in general. I just got a new laptop, a Gateway NV78 with Win7 Home Premium, but I'm having troubles with download speeds. While another laptop (vista) in the same place can get ~150...
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    Troubles with chkdsk and sfc

    All right, I'm using copywipe. It's around 60% right now. Hopefully, the next time you hear from me I'll be saying that everything worked perfectly. But if there's one thing I've learned about computers, it's that that hardly ever happens. Addendum: Yea!!!!! It formatted and Vista is...
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    Troubles with chkdsk and sfc

    Command prompt just freezes, whether I do it your way or the other way. I'm still going to try to format, but do you think it would work to delete the Windows directory instead? Addendum: If not, could you recommend another program to format, since I'm having trouble with gparted?
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    Troubles with chkdsk and sfc

    All right, I'll try it. I'm having trouble getting gparted to boot, for now, but I'll let you know how things turn out. Addendum: I think I'm going to try this: Vista's FORMAT Command | ITsVISTA
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    Troubles with chkdsk and sfc

    All Right, I'll try that tomorrow and get back to you. If I wipe it and it still won't install, will I be any worse off than I am now?
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    Troubles with chkdsk and sfc

    I agree. It seems so stupid that Windows can't even fix itself half the time. How can I get it to reinstall, though, it just freezes. Any advice?
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    Troubles with chkdsk and sfc

    We seem to be on different pages. My computer will not boot. Part way through the boot, the screen goes black. I have left it for hours without change. Safe Mode does not work. System Restore requires a scan for disk errors that freezes. I have a OS disk from emachines that I assume acts as a...
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    Troubles with chkdsk and sfc

    Not recently, it's been malfunctioning for quite a while. I don't know about before it crashed. It only freezes when I run those programs, though, not at random times. I am okay with erasing any data I need to in order to get the computer to work. I've been able to back up all I need. If I have...