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Q: Lego USB Tower


I bought the Lego Robotics System some years ago and since some months I use it again with Java + Eclipse + Lejos but the problem is since I have W7 the USB Tower doesn't work because I only have Drivers for XP.

Do you have any idear how I can get it to work on W7?

Thanks for help!

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A: Lego USB Tower

try finding vista drivers they might work better
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Although it initially looks cool, the problem with this is that it appears to be Acers own proprietary system and isn't supported by any standards.

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therefore I am thinking to run it in vurtual XP (I still have a XP licence). But on Home premium the microsoft solution is not possible. Any other easy solution?



The Microsoft solution is possible you just have to do the work yourself..One sec...
Here you are Windows Virtual PC:

The actual "XP Mode" thing you can recreate that as long as you have your own XP License.
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Try reinstalling the program.
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A:GeForce 6600 LE and Lego SW

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A:Lego Star Wars PC won't work

you said you installed directx 7 thats not the lastest version of directx the lastest version is directx 9.0c. Once you have downloaded that try the game again, if that does not work try updating your graphics card driver. If that does not work its may be got to do with your graphics card is not supported. Buy a graphics with either 128mb to at least 258mb try nvidia geforce 6 series they recommended in nearly every pc game their is.
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Nah, the forum is fine, if needed the admins will move it.
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Very strange indeed. Do you have all of the latest drivers for the Graphics card?
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Not sure why, but it did that for me too.
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A:Solved: lego harry potter PC prob.

Try reinstalling/updating DirectX.
Also what are your system specs? Graphics card model, CPU, etc.
Make sure your computer is compatible with this game!
Here are its system requirements:


Minimum System Requirements:

Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7
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A:LEGO Star Wars caused BSOD after it crashed

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A:Lego Star Wars Game, Graphic Card Help Needed

Right-Click on "My Computer", then click on "Manage", then go to the "Device Manager". Double-click on "Graphic Adapter" & tell us the name of the device you see there.
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Is this asking for big trouble or should this be ok?


A:old HD new tower

here's the depends. if you installed xp on fat32 then yes you can install your old ME HD as a slave and be able to read it...however if you installed xp in NTFS then you'r just plain outta luck. you can't read fat32 with ntfs
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A:New SSD for old tower?

Well there are three issues I see;
1 Your mb only has sata 2 ports and that will limit or throttle the speed of a modern ssd. It will still be a HUGE improvement over a mech hard disk however you will be somewhat limited.
2 Next issue is that xp [your os] does not support TRIM or wear leveling for the ssd. This causes a degrading of performance over time. Sometimes the drive mfg has a utility that will do basically the same thing. Another option is to make an image of the ssd and store the image on a second hd, external, etc. Once the image is made, boot with parted magic linux and secure erase the ssd. Once the ssd is secure erased, restore the image. This will also restore the ssd drive's speed.
3 XP does not apply the correct partition offset for a ssd. This can be edited manually using linux OR you can create the partitions with a win7/win8 boot disk then install xp.

Other than the above issues, you can install a ssd drive and you will see a significant improvement in performance however not as much as with a modern mb supporting sata3.
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A: Help Deciding on a tower Pc

Do you have a budget for this?

You don't mention hard drives. You should certainly get an SSD for at least Windows and applications. You can use an ordinary hard drive to store data.

I don't game, but I'd guess gaming types would tell you to emphasize the graphics card. There are several steps above the GTX660 that you could consider, but it may be perfectly fine for the games he intends to play. I have no idea.

What resolution will he use?

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Likewise with 16 GB of RAM rather than 8.

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What power supply?

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A:My Tower Keeps Beeping

What is the Operating system on this PC,Xp?
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I took a snapshot of the inside of the chassis with the side panel removed for uploading of the jpeg here, because I'm not savvy enough to understand where the heatsink is I'm happy to replace fans and even the heatsink if someone will please just tell me how to find it

Thank you.


A:Noisy tower

Is it definitely louder than before the clean install, with no new components? That is, is this a new development?

The heatsink refers to the CPU cooler in the lower right portion of that picture. If the heatsink were mounted poorly, it might cause the CPU fan to speed up in an attempt to lower temperatures. It wouldn't be my first guess for the source of noise, but that fan may be working very hard or going bad.

Check your temperatures and fan speeds with a tool such as HWInfo.

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Hard drives are probably lower left in your pic.

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A:Tower with no Monitor

Quote: Originally Posted by codyw

A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?

Don't even think about using the laptop screen as the desktop monitor unless you know exactly what you are doing, how the desktop was configured, etc. What you are proposing is having the XP desktop set up like a headless server, connecting the desktop and laptop via a crossover cable (or connecting to a network) then "running" the desktop using remote access from the laptop. Not a simple undertaking.

Buy a cheap used monitor and keyboard for the desktop - it's cheaper than replacing a fried laptop!

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A:Making a new Tower

If you are not going to overclock, you shouldn't need Ballistix RAM, but Crucial is a good brand.

That's a good basic case.

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A:installing IDE in new tower.

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A:New Tower Restarting

Log looks fine - Explain the restarting in greater detail - how old is this towerDo this to verify all is OKDownload Superantispyware Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.? It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.? Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.? Click the Scanning Control tab.? Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:o Close browsers before scanningo Scan for tracking cookieso Terminate memory threats before quarantining.o Please leave the others unchecked.o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.? On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.? On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.? On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.? Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.? After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.? Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.? It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.? To retrieve the removal information for me please do the following:o After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntispyware icon on your desktop.o Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.o It will open in your default text editor (such as Notepad/Wordpad).o Please highlight everything in the notepad, then right-click and choose copy.? Click close and close again to exit the program.? Please paste that information here for me with a new HijackThis log.
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A:My Hp tower crashes sometimes?

Hello,lets get some logs and see what we have.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

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Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
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If I bought a pair of tower stereo speaker is there anyway to hook them to the PC?

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A:I would like to know how to upgrade my tower please

@BigLarryMan?, welcome back to the forum. Here is the Product Specifications page for the computer.  You can upgrade the processor, memory, video card and power supply unit (PSU). The processor and memory upgrade information entries will give a list of compatible upgrades. Newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  The last video cards that didn't require UEFI are the GTX 660/670.  They are very powerful cards.  As for the PSU, I like Corsair products.  I recommend at least 500W.  A modular PSU is good for a small case because you only have to use the cables that are absolutely necessary. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:new tower fans

Originally Posted by narcopletic pc

im going to update my stock case fans with a couple Vantec torndoes. the only issue i am afraid of is actually causing a vacuum within the case as to where the air can actually be sucked back through my power unit causing it to over heat.... is this possible?

it is happening, per the new PC case layouts were seeing with the PSU on the floor of the case sucking straight from the outside & venting it back out the rear..

but the old case design has worked perfectly for years with the PSU at the top, thats why a 140mm fan was added to newer PSUs to help remove hot air from the case

but its not really an issue, your PSU will never die from the extra heat of your components...

it is on the other hand possible to create a ''dead spot'' where the PSU fan cannot extract due to chassis fan configs, but each case is different so its something you would have to test.

move your chassis fans to different locations each time holding your hand by the PSU exhaust, see if the flow changes at all. (i doubt it will)

i always try to put a ''positive'' pressure inside the case (more intake than exhaust), so air cant be sucked in through cracks & drive bays, thus lowering dust coverage

but a PSU can get very hot so i wouldnt worry too much....

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A:Tower not getting power?

Hi garaboldi,

This might sound daft, but I've done it before. Have you made sure that you have plugged it in and switched on at the wall socket? Is there power to the wall socket? Try with another appliance that you know is working. Does the fuse need changing in the plug, and is the wiring secure?
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A:BSOD after PC tower was hit

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I don't own one.

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A:Should I use my old CPU cooling tower or the OEM one?

if u read the comments in the newegg link for the Vishera alot of people are saying the stock heatsink probably use the rosewill cooler if it is quiet and works well.......... and i wouldn't worry about longevity, u can always replace the fan on it if and when it fails
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