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Making a list of my music library help

Q: Making a list of my music library help

yea I am trying to make a list of my music library which is setup so that 1 folder=1 album so I am trying to take these 500 folders or whatever and somehow copy just the name of it to something like word, or excel or something...so I can make a list of them to send to other people, print or whatever...I tried to copy and paste them to word, excel, wordpad, notepad, and I just tried to click and drag them to those programs but no luck...and yes I realize I could type them all out but that's a little too much like work... here's an example of how I have this all set up http://img172.imageshack.us/my.php?image=music2mm.jpg

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A: Making a list of my music library help

From a command prompt go to the directory where all these folders exist.
Type: dir > list.txt
the list.txt file should have all the directory names for you. It'll also have couple of extra lines you might want to remove for current directory and parent directory.

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Hopefully I didn't invested in a bad case? Are the Rosewill fans that came with the case good enough, or should I replace them? (I want to have the maximum number, namely 10)

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A:Making my rig colder?

You present several areas of question...
I would suspect that you will want to replace the Rosewill fans with quality fans.
I would choose to do this after they begin failing.
Others will disagree with me, some perhaps strongly.
Here is a discussion of case fans and bearing types.
Here is another on "which are best".
.
As far as best options for overclocking...
IF you are comfortable with case-modding,
then it is possible to use CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance.
This will give you liquid cooling for your cpu.
HOWEVER, you will need to heavily modify the top of your case.
There are at least two approaches illustrated on youtube,
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There may be more.
If you wish to do a push pull configuration, (recommended by some here),
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.
If you intend to add additional graphics,
then you may want to consider further cooling options...
This page links to discussions of Air Cooling as well as Water Cooling.

This gives a starting point for more discussion,
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HTH
 

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A:My Toshiba is making a clicking noise through audio out put

Could be a failing hard drive...
 

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A:How can I listen to music whilst swimming?

:big grin: My wife JUST purchase a waterproofed iPad Shuffle from waterfi.com

website is very descriptive and the device is AS Advertised - - she's very happy with it
 

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A:When I play music my PC starts to slow down and mouse stutters

What are your system specs?

Some possible solutions: Make sure Windows is up to date. Try updating your sound driver (post your system specs and I will show you how to).
 

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This is probably the best one out there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010

That is the best of both worlds. There is a better card for gaming, but the Essence above is much better for creating music and phenomenal for gaming.
 

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A:Problem making adhoc HD connection to copy data

Nevermind. I plugged the two archive HD's into the mobo today and all is fine and copying perfectly.

Tom.
 

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A:Are my list of computer parts compatible?

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Ross
 

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Download and run free Surperantispyware and tell us what it finds. What antivirus program is installed?
 

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A:My laptop is making funny sound

As a guess it could be your CPU fan that was making a noise due to malfunction and that caused the CPU to overheat and thus it shut down.

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As for sound I say just try onboard first but if you want really good sound cards look especially at HT Omega's offerings. Also, seriously look into Asus' Xonar series as well.

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A:Unable to play music from external HDD

This is the normal instruction for setting up a file association.

1. Open Default Programs by clicking the Start button, typing "default programs" and then clicking Default Programs in the pop up list.
2. Click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
This opens a list of extensions.
3. Choose the extension of the files that you wish to open then click on change program button.
4. Select the program you wish to associate the file with and click Ok.

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A:Computer is making a "revving" noise (fan issue?)

I used to 'lubricate' my fan and voila, it runs quieter until I can hear my HDD crunching clearly. but I don't suggest it, since it doesn't always brought success.

However I'm pretty confident what you need is a new set of fan. The problem would be identifying which fan causes the noise. Either CPU fan, chassis fan or even the power supply fan.

If I were you I would open my case side door and see what's inside, maybe snap a picture. and then first try to disconnect the chassis fan, since it's the easiest and cheapest to replace. Don't forget to disconnect all power supplies before opening the side door.
 

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A:Windows Media Player 11 will not burn music on blank DVD-R

1. I would check current firmware version for the DVD and look for a firmware update
> Use Nero Infotool to see current drive info incl. firmversion and look if updates available

2. See if this might apply CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters

3. You might also try a DVD+R disc

/* EDIT */
Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic
 

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A:Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music

You can do better with your budget. I recommend this:

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - $57.99 + free shipping
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$850 ($1,200) Best Bang-For-Buck Gaming Config

CPU: AMD AM3 Phenom II X4 955BE $159
Mobo: Asus M4A87TD-USB3 $110
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CPU HSF: Zalman CNPS10X Performa $45
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Total: $848 ($1,202)

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http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/rmp_sg_whirlpoolpcs_gaming_configs

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Can you take a screen shot of the actual error message and post it? You might just have to re-install the sound card driver, but who knows you haven't given enough info yet to give you a good answer.
 

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A:Need help finding CPU compatability list for e-Machine T2240

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d845gvsr/sb/CS-026968.htm
Should be about right.
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Make sure your motherboard is not touching the case chassic and instead is screwed on properly.

Make sure of all your connection turn off computer and turn off PSU switch.

Wait 10 seconds turn switch on and turn on computer and let us know what happens.
 

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A:Adobe CS4 pre-built computer parts list

I recommend changing these core parts:

Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition i7-980X 3.33GHz 12MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail - BX80613I7980X - $984.99 + free shipping
GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA1366/ Intel X58/ USB3.0/ DDR3/ CrossFireX & SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard - $185.64
OCZ Technology Gold Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory, Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - $145.99 + free shipping

ATI FirePro V7800 2GB DDR5 DVI/2DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card, Retail - 100-505604 - $581 + free shipping
Cooler Master SIlent Pro Gold 800W PSU - $140.50
WD Caviar Black 2TB HDD - $154.95 + free shipping

The rest look ok; you don't need an extra PCI-to-USB card, since the mobo comes with enough connectors at the back, which will also be faster IMHO.
 

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A:My GPU fan is making this, awful noise

It's less than a year old so it should still be under warranty. I would initiate the RMA (return merchandise authorization) process and return it to Galaxy for repair or replacement. You will have to pay for shipping to Galaxy but that's better than buying a whole new card.
 

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A:Looking at the certified RAM for Asus P7P55D Deluxe and its not making any sense!

Hi leeky,
a couple things, Ram itself is not dual,triple, or any designation. The architecture of the MB/mem controller is. the kits are just sold in pairs and triplicates on the idea that they have been manufactured together, tested and guaranteed to work nice together. Secondly The QVL especially has a 50/50 chance of not being up to date with all of the tested compatible modules. The dual channel version of the ram listed only as triple channel 'kits' will work with the MB and vice versa.
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Does anyone know what this could be and is it safe to use my computer even though the winding noise stopped? It lasted for at least a few hours, then suddenly stopped.



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A:My Dell Latitude D505 laptop was making strange winding sound

Is it warm or hot in that location? It's either the HDD or CPU Fan?
If it's the CPU Fan that needs to be replaced.
If it's the HDD then backup your data or clone the HDD as the HDD is starting to go.
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Case - Element V
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Core i7 930
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
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A:First time making a PC, don't know what PSU to use

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

That should work just fine.
 

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A:Video card fan making a lot of noise

Risky. Sometimes it is impossible to watch over the temperatures fast enough to prevent damage... If the fan was not needed, they wouldn't use it.
You can replace the fan... Finding a quality replacement is difficult, but the cost if very low... Somewhere between $3.99 and $9.99 depending on where you shop.
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A:Mobo now making an annoying squealing sound, what did I do?

Take a wooden stick or a pencil eraser and gently push on the heat-sinks around the CPU while the PC is running. See if you can affect the annoying sound that way, and discover it's source
 

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You didn't tell us the brand and model of the computer.
Using an air compressor is very bad, because you risk the damage of static electricity that is generated in amazing amounts. Next time, us canned air designed for use in cleaning computers.
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Use canned air to get
 

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Rock4MUSIC said:





I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.


As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)


Any suggestions , references....Click to expand...

I'm thinking that without gaming ambitions, the new Intel core i3 CPUs might meet your needs with their integrated graphics. These give pretty decent scores in
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You should first subscribe to Newegg's Email list, so you can grab your parts as they become available on sale.

Here is Intel's list of socket LGA1156 CPUs available at Newegg; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=2010340343 50001157 1051749233&name=LGA 1156


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[35.99]


VIDEO CARD: XFX HD-435X-YAH2 Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0
[49.99]


COMPUTER CASE: COOLER MASTER Centurion 541 RC-541-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel (STANDARD ATX POWER SUPPLY)
[49.99]


COMPUTER POWER: Thermaltake W0116RU 750W Complies
[14.99]


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A:First time making a computer

Looks fine, except for hardly any more money you can get a much larger hard drive... Seagate, Western Digital, or Samsung.
It won't really be a gamer.
Double check the Power Supply... 750 Watts for $14.99 is just not right.
 

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Deus ex machina or a ghost in the driveshaft?
 

A:New 250 Gb SATA drive making loud noises

Who knows how many times a hard drive is given excessive impact as it is shipped from Asia to the country where it is sold. The damage can be extensive if not very well protected during packing.
Then of course there is the history of unreliability of the Maxtor line as well.

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A:Making The Best use of new motherboards audio resources

Speaker System Suggestion

bump
If the redundancy is improper I apologize in advance. Do with the thread as you see fit.
 

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Warp1
 

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A:Cpu making grinding sound and vibrating

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A:How to STOP playing music and talking to the mic at the same time

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?an
 

A:Drive is making a clunking noise

Usually this means the drive has died

Recovery Software

Try this one: http://www.z-a-recovery.com/unformat-tutorial.htm
It is free for up to four folder down, ie
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1,2,3,4 folders down

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http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads38.html
 

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Sounds like a failing hard drive...
 

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Probably failing since it cold runs OK. Bearings most likely.

Better backup soonest.
 

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A:Making a gaming rig

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But there must be a free alternative

I'm also posting a reply to subscribe to this thread if others reply with, "just use this..."

Hey I found another (FREE one)
I haven't tried it, but it looks good!
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A:How to find a compatibility-list for CPU's of your motherboard

I thought it was in the PDF on your Support page

You can also contact HP on this too (using live chat) I've done it, and stated I don't even own a HP, they were still happy to help

Have a look here:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?t=100655&highlight=drivers

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A:Can't view music videos on my MySpace profile

Do this:

How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)

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Is this a laptop or a desktop computer.
It seems as if your CD drive is worn out of alignment. Either the read laser or the write laser is out of whack or it is just worn out. How old is the drive?
Burners last about a year, on average... less, if used a lot. It is easier and cheaper to replace them, than to fix them.
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