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Forum: Hardware 02-23-2009, 09:45 PM
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Views: 1,115
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
My laptop won't turn on after memory upgrade!

I have a Sony Vaio S460 laptop.

Recently it had been lagging really bad, and so I was advised that it might be a power supply problem, or, another solution would be to upgrade the memory.

I...
Forum: Hardware 02-01-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Exclamation Invalid boot.ini, what cd do I need?

I am receiving the invalid boot.ini error message on startup, followed by some .hal file being corrupted or missing, and it tells me to install a copy of that file. After googling for a solution, it...
Forum: Hardware 12-29-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: "Invalid boot.ini", need help!

Thanks.

Alright, how do I take out the hard drive while making sure not to screw anything up? Is it easy, or, something that I shouldn't be messing around with?

So, after I take out the hard...
Forum: Hardware 12-24-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: "Invalid boot.ini", need help!

Joga: I do have a working laptop, will that suffice? I don't have another pc, but I can borrow one of my friends old pcs that he never uses. Though I don't really know what a hdd is, or what process...
Forum: Hardware 12-23-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Forum: Hardware 12-22-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: "Invalid boot.ini", need help!

That's the thing, Dell never gave me the Windows XP cd. I had to download a modified version of windows from a torrent website, and that cd does not have any such recovery option, just a full reboot....
Forum: Hardware 12-22-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: "Invalid boot.ini", need help!

I'm not sure how to do that, can you explain further?

The files I need to retrieve are on my PC which has the boot.ini error message and won't load up. I tried safe mode, but I still get that...
Forum: Hardware 12-22-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
"Invalid boot.ini", need help!

No idea how this happened. Turned off my PC (Dell Dimension 3000) last night, there were no issues. Turned it on today, and I am seeing the following message:

Invalid Boot.ini

Windows could...
Forum: Hardware 01-27-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Computer to TV??

Drumthrasher: I googled it and it seems as though I have the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200, at least thats what my search revelaed. I don't have a offical S-Video output on my laptop though.

Borat...
Forum: Hardware 01-24-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Computer to TV??

Thanks for all your help.

Hmm I can't seem to figure out if this will work with my video card. I am not very good with technical things regarding computers. How would I be able to check and see if...
Forum: Hardware 01-20-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Computer to TV??

Thanks for the link Matty, I'll defitnely look into that.

kjmann: Yea I find it weird as well, I read that most of the new laptops have it, but for whatever reason, my Sony doesn't. Oh well,...
Forum: Hardware 01-19-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Computer to TV??

Just looked it up, turns out my laptop DOES NOT have an S-Video out. One of the reviews I found says the following, "The lack of an S-Video out is also rather disappointing. It would be nice to take...
Forum: Hardware 01-19-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Computer to TV??

Oh no no no, I have a DVD player. Several actual...it's sad. PS2/Xbox/Xbox 360/the actual DVD player, I'm going to need to get rid of some of those systems now that I think about it lol.

But I...
Forum: Hardware 01-19-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Computer to TV??

Hey everyone.

I have recently been wondering how to operate my computer so that it comes on the TV screen? I mainly want to do this so I can watch movies on the bigger screen as opposed to my...
Forum: Hardware 08-01-2005, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Laptop heat question...

I just bought that Sony Vaio that I was talking about a few days ago (the 460), and I read beforehand that it would get hot real fast, well that held true. It does get hot in a short amount of time,...
Forum: Hardware 07-28-2005, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Major Computer Issue

Well on the back there is a sticker with I think 21 characters on it, i'm assuming thats the key?

Where would I download a windows XP version?
Forum: Hardware 07-28-2005, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
I've narrowed down my search...

My laptop search has been narrowed down to Sony, and specifically these 2 laptops. The Vaio S460 and the Vaio S270. Both seem to be in the same price range, but the 270 has XP Pro which is...
Forum: Hardware 07-27-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Major Computer Issue

I'm assuming that you're talking about the System Recovery cd? If so...I didn't get one with this comp. I have decided I want to start over completly, and just do the system recovery, but how do I do...
Forum: Hardware 07-27-2005, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,186
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Soon to be college student, looking for help!

Thanks again.

I really like how the Sony is so light and seems like a good computer for college use, but will the screensize become an issue? 13.3 is somewhat small no? I have a 15 in flat screen...
Forum: Hardware 07-27-2005, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,186
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Soon to be college student, looking for help!

hey guys, as I was searching around, I found this sweet Sony Vaio

http://www.notebookreveiw.com/default.asp?newsID=2467&review=Sony+VAIO+S460P%2FB+Notebook+%2D+VGN%2DS460P%2FB

How does that...
Forum: Hardware 07-26-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,186
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Soon to be college student, looking for help!

oh cool, that's not too bad then.

So what are some good points about the Toshiba i'm looking into and some not so good pts, some things that a avg person like myself wouldn't notice lol.

I...
Forum: Hardware 07-26-2005, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Major Computer Issue

ok I did that..and my computer crapped out on me again.

ugh.
Forum: Hardware 07-26-2005, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,186
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Soon to be college student, looking for help!

thanks for the help guys.

The Acer computer looks liek it's very badass, fast as hell, 3.2!? Woow lol. But it also weighs in at 10 lbs and I think thats just too heavy for me. No i'm not a girly...
Forum: Hardware 07-26-2005, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Major Computer Issue

k.

Well it didn't work since my computer just came up with the stupid blue screen that says STOP, FATAL System error, I rebooted and got the winlogon.exe error as well.
Forum: Hardware 07-26-2005, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By 2004 GT RagTop
Re: Major Computer Issue

thanks.

Well I typed sfc /scannow, and then it told me I had the options of scanning now, scanning on the next boot, purging, reverting, and something else, I then typed /SCANNOW since thats what...
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