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Q: Hardware and Software Question - DVD Server

I am waist deep in home automation...trek homes you know. So I've of course ripped all my CD's for multi-zone multi-amp multi-soundcard music.

Now the final entertainment piece would be to rip all my DVDs for two reasons: 1 to protect my original DVDs from getting scratched (kids) and 2 so with the touch of a finger on my wi-fi touchpad I can load a movie sit back and relax.

I do not want to go the mult-Dvd disc changer. As with the multi-CD changers I see this as a dinasoaur.

With that Said:

Hardware: What would be the best quality video card for movie playing, HDTV etc. Estimated minimum Drive Requirements? 250GIG?

Server Config: Dell Dual drive raid server. 1 gig of ram. AMD chip? Harddrive sizes? Will of course take server recomendations from this wealth of knowledge.

Recomendations on Projectors?

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A: Hardware and Software Question - DVD Server


As far as the "server" specs go, since you are apparently going to buy a Pre-Manufactured unit, eg, Dell, and obviously you don't want to limit your pleasure by anything as trivial as MONEY....Just buy the biggest most badass unit they offer.

And if it is specified as Multi-media, it "should" lean in the direction you want. As for the HD capacity...since you are talking about ARCHIVING all of you CD's and DVD's to Hard Disk, 250GB should be sufficient...for your FIRST hard drive !!! Go on from there.

As for a friend of mine always says, "You never have to make excuses for buying the best." Pick up a magazine and check out the reviews.
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A:Quick question about hardware vs. software

Quote: Originally Posted by fallenscale

I have been dealing with my computer randomly freezing for the last year. I have checked and re-checked all of my hardware (except for the motherboard) but I am nowhere closer to solving the riddle... If my computer freezes while running outside of Windows like during memtest or just idling in the Bios, can I rule out software as the culprit behind the freezing? I am looking for a yes/no to begin with.

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Are the 25 concurrent users just file and print users or are these Remote Desktop users?
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A:Hardware for a good W7 HOME Server

Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45

The ability to run 4 Virtual servers decently is essential so 16GB of RAM is the minimum -- Ideally I'd like 64GB but that's probably like asking for the moon.

Jeez...I run a handful of ESXi servers at work and I usually put 24GB of RAM in those to run 10-12 concurrent Linux and Windows servers and that usually doesn't max out the RAM. So, I would have to imagine that 16GB of RAM is going to be more than enough for home use and 4 VM's.

Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45

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Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45

I need to have as well at least 2 but preferably 3 Network cards on it.

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A:Not sure if it's hardware or software

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A:Hardware or Software?

Any ideas?

Yes -- let someone who knows what their doing build a PC for you! Much less hassle that way and it keeps those little computer shops in work building computers. Support your local PC shop! (I'm not referring to the "PC World" megastores, I mean the little guy who actually builds them, doesn't just shift boxes out the door).
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A:Software, or hardware?

Hello rawbery79, welcome to Vista Forums!

While you're in safe mode see if you can get the AV (free) at the link below to run to see if it can help; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

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A:Hardware? or Software?

Tap F8 while rebooting and choose Safe Mode. If the problem still occurs, it's hardware - maybe your video card needs re-seating.
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A:Hardware or Software?

it is brand new, contact toshiba support since it is under warranty. You want all problems on record there just in case.

a couple of things to consider. since it is a brand new computer it will take a few days for it to auto update the operating system. Also it will also take a few days for search to finish indexing the drive. Both can case the problem you are having.
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A:Help!!! Hardware or Software?!?!?

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It was a free program like Everest but not that much detail and was Beta.
Your help and assistance is greatly appreciated.

A:What software do you use to ID Hardware?

Never mind my mind cleared up and figured it out.
It was Speccy by Piriform
Speccy - System Information - Free Download
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A:Hardware or Software?

Sounds like the CPU may not be flushing the cache properly.

Do you have another P4 CPU that you can try in there?
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A:Hardware or Software First?

Hello Ned, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I would recommend doing the hardware updates first, then upgrading to Windows 8 to avoid any activation issues with Windows 8.
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A:hardware or software

Usual causes: Device driver

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Low\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ZAB4MTBL\081510-13743-01[1]\081510-13743-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82a14000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82b5c810
Debug session time: Sat Aug 14 18:48:03.198 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:33:21.923
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck D1, {d884e982, 2, 0, 8de6052c}
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kl1.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for kl1.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for kl1.sys
Probably caused by : kl1.sys ( kl1+3b52c )
Followup: MachineOwner
0: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: d884e982, memory referenced
Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
Arg3: 00000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: 8de6052c, address which referenced memory
Debugging Details:

READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from 82b7c718
Unable to read MiSystemVaType memory at 82b5c160
8de6052c 393c18 cmp dword ptr [eax+ebx],edi
TRAP_FRAME: 8a3e5680 -- (.trap 0xffffffff8a3e5680)
ErrCode = 00000000
eax=d884e95e ebx=00000024 ecx=d884e966 edx=85c49e00 esi=85c49df8 edi=84da3b28
eip=8de6052c esp=8a3e56f4 ebp=8a3e575c iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz ac po nc
cs=0008 ss=0010 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0030 gs=0000 efl=00010292
8de6052c 393c18 cmp dword ptr [eax+ebx],edi ds:0023:d884e982=????????
Resetting default scope
LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 8de6052c to 82a5a82b
As you already mentioned, the BSOd was caused by a driver associated with your AntiVirus. Please uninstall using the uninstall tool and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebyes and the Windows Firewall. This should resolve the problem
If applicable to your antivius this tool should be used
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A:I got the hardware, now to add the software..

FreeBSD is a solid choice in general however I do think that it's quite a waste to replace your MIPS box as it'll do just fine. If you want more control just flash OpenWRT on it even though Broadcom isn't the ideal platform (no WiFi most likely).

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A:Hardware or Software?

if it is the same in safe mode it would indicate h/w
if the power supply is original it may need upgrading
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Technical information
stop 0x000000D1 ( 0x00000034; 0x0000002; 0x0000000; 0xF8472C5F)
help please

A:software &hardware

I personally think your PC is infected and you can post a HijackThis log in the Malware forum.Download HijackThis from:
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A:Software, or hardware?

Why don't you just replace the memory Dimm that the diagnostic program indicates. If that works out, present the bill to BB and tell them that they made a mistake sending you on a wild goose chase. You can scan your system here to find out what Dimm you need: RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at
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A:Software or Hardware?

Please do not double-post.
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A:here, a lot of software and hardware

The link does not seem to work
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A:Can't tell if its hardware or software.

If when it crashes you see a blue screen with numbers on it, it is a BSOD. There are several places the DMP files can be and several reasons why they cant be created.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
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A:Re: Is it hardware or software?

hi and welcome to TSF try running sfc /scnw info and how to in link
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A:Software or Hardware?

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A:Hardware or software

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A:Taking suggestions for personal server hardware

What did you deside on?
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Hello whity & Welcome to SevenForums!

BSOD Summary

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Frederik\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$DI11.835\031911-21044-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c17000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e54e50
Debug session time: Sat Mar 19 16:36:34.391 2011 (UTC + 2:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:37:12.357
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : USBSTOR.SYS ( USBSTOR!USBSTOR_BulkQueueResetPipe+51 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address pinpoints
the driver/function that caused the problem. Always note this address
as well as the link date of the driver/image that contains this address.
Arg1: 0000000000000000, The exception code that was not handled
Arg2: 0000000000000000, The address that the exception occurred at
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Parameter 0 of the exception
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Parameter 1 of the exception

Debugging Details:
EXCEPTION_CODE: (Win32) 0 (0) - Handlingen er gennemf rt.

00000000`00000000 ?? ???

EXCEPTION_PARAMETER1: 0000000000000000

EXCEPTION_PARAMETER2: 0000000000000000







EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff880009b0928 -- (.exr 0xfffff880009b0928)
ExceptionAddress: fffff80002c8f09e (nt!ExQueueWorkItem+0x000000000000010e)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 2
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: ffffffffffffffff
Attempt to read from address ffffffffffffffff

TRAP_FRAME: fffff880009b09d0 -- (.trap 0xfffff880009b09d0)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=ff00f80002e2c5a0 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=0000000000000001
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff80002c8f09e rsp=fffff880009b0b60 rbp=fffffa8006120c00
r8=0000000000000000 r9=fffff80002f81920 r10=fffff88002dd3b80
r11=fffff880009b0ba0 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
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It seems something has gone wrong with your intel wireless drivers.
I would just pick up and install a new copy for the time being.

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Probably caused by : NETw5s64.sys ( NETw5s64+13a45 )
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: 0000000000000000, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff88005492a45, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff8000310e100


fffff880`05492a45 48833b00 cmp qword ptr [rbx],0




PROCESS_NAME: mscorsvw.exe

TRAP_FRAME: fffff880039223a0 -- (.trap 0xfffff880039223a0)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000000000002 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffffa800534d9f0
rdx=0000000000000002 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff88005492a45 rsp=fffff88003922530 rbp=fffffa8006f17ad0
r8=fffffa80066ed500 r9=0000000000000000 r10=fffff880009e9a60
r11=0000000000000002 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na po nc
fffff880`05492a45 48833b00 cmp qword ptr [rbx],0 ds:00000000`00000000=????????????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002edb1e9 to fffff80002edbc40

fffff880`03922258 fffff800`02edb1e9 : 00000000`0000000a 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`03922260 fffff800`02ed9e60 : fffffa80`06c2e0a8 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`039223a0 fffff880`05492a45 : 00000000`00000004 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`00000002 00000000`00000115 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260
fffff880`03922530 00000000`00000004 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`00000002 00000000`00000115 00000000`000000f9 : NETw5s64+0x13a45
fffff880`03922538 00000000`00000000 : fffffa80`00000002 00000000`00000115 00000000`000000f9 fffffa80`05368fb0 : 0x4

fffff880`05492a45 48833b00 cmp qword ptr [rbx],0


SYMBOL_NAME: NETw5s64+13a45



IMAGE_NAME: NETw5s64.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_NETw5s64+13a45

BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_NETw5s64+13a45

Followup: MachineOwner
Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> lm t n
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fffff880`00c00000 fffff880`00cc0000 CI CI.dll Sat Nov 20 07:12:36 2010 (4CE7C944)
fffff880`00cc9000 fffff880`00d18000 mcupdate_GenuineIntel mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll Sat Nov 20 07:03:51 2010 (4CE7C737)
fffff880`00d18000 fffff880`00d2c000 PSHED PSHED.dll Mon Jul 13 20:32:23 2009 (4A5BE027)
fffff880`00d2c000 fffff880`00d8a000 CLFS CLFS.SYS Mon Jul 13 18:19:57 2009 (4A5BC11D)
fffff880`00d8a000 fffff880`00de6000 volmgrx volmgrx.sys Sat Nov 20 03:20:43 2010 (4CE792EB)
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Try PCWizard. It does its own detection and doesn't rely on Windows. But there are very many such apps.
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removing HKLM/SOFTWARE/Hewlett-packard from registry, deleting the software entry from Program files, local settings, application data gives the same resoults.
scanning from windows wizard works.

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sorry , maybe this is more of a software issue rather than hardware.
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Edit Edit: You can download the Dell Diagnostics here.
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What you need to do is to see if the manufacturers of the sound card and modem have drivers for Windows XP. Download and save them to a CD if possible.

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A:Help with hijackthis log.... hardware or software?

Hello and welcome to the forums

My name is Katana and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.

I apologize for the delay in responding, but as you can probably see the forums are quite busy
and sometimes a post manages to slip by us.
Unfortunately there are far more people needing help than there are helpers.

If you have the same trouble when you used a different hard drive, then it is very likely to be a hardware problem.

Download and Run ComboFixDownload Combofix from one of the links below :

ComboFix.exe 1
ComboFix.exe 2
ComboFix.exe 3
You must download it to and run it from your Desktop
Now STOP all your monitoring programs (Antivirus/Antispyware, Guards and Shields) as they could easily interfere with ComboFix.
Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a log. Please save that log to post in your next reply along with a fresh HJT log
Re-enable all the programs that were disabled during the running of ComboFix..

Do not mouse-click combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.

CF disconnects your machine from the internet. The connection is automatically restored before CF completes its run. If CF runs into difficulty and terminates prematurely, the connection can be manually restored by restarting your machine.
ComboFix SHOULD NOT be used unless requested by a forum helper
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NAME Primary
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[personal information removed]
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First thing to try is to replace the cmos battery
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