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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:rightyho,



just over a week ago, i started work ont he UCOF video with the updated windows movie maker. This was Windows XP Professional installed on c:\windows i then spent 200 quid on upgrading it, new motherboard, processor, 120gb hard drive and video card.



the problem was, that because i had changed so much.. Xp kinda <I used to use naughty words> when trying to load up. so it now doesnt go into c:\windows.



i partitoned the new hardrive into two logical drives and managed to borrow xp Home edition off a friend and installed it onto e:\windows..



that all worked fine..



looking around my computer drives i managed to stumble across the windows xp professional cd which i had copied to my computer..



i then tried to install it on the c: drive but as you dont choose where to install it to...it installed xp proffessional to the E drive as well...



so now xp professinal is running fine from the e: drive, but it still <more naughty words> itself when i try to boot from the C: drive.



i would also liket o have my old desktop back with the pictures and the work in progress ucof VIDEO:



i tried to open the ucof video in the old movie maker (not updated from theweb as i have no internet connection) and it aint working.



I have also tried to remake the UCOF movie but the old version of movie maker is sooooo stupidly hard to use its nigh on impossible..



just copied the pinnicle cd from Konsti so i can use that for the video..



the onlyproblem now is getting all of my old settings and documents back.



ANY ideas?

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Mot


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Location: Netherlands

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Posted:Argh xp is a bastard whn it comes to repairing it, I can only think of the obvious but I'll spit it out anyway,

Er do you have a drive image? I guess not or you would have tried that already.

The "system restore" function? That saves all of Xp's settings maybe it can help you but you've probably tried that already too........

Apart from that I cant help you dude, I wish you luck.....


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elise_b


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Posted:i take it you don't have the old hardrive ? you could copy it to your new one if you did...you have a enough room that's for sho!!!

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elise_b


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Posted:or try going to "my computer" & running a search (ha!) for the files w/the name you gave the movie...

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elise_b


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Posted:do that from the "my computer" in the PROFESSIONAL version o.s. tho...

Catch a Fire-Bob Marley

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)


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Posted:Rule #1 about computers, if you dont back things up, DONT CHANGE ANYTHING!

You could be SOL man, if a system recovery doesnt fix things, and you cant recover the info from your old HD then you are SOL. I would return the new HD and get another.


Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
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Total posts: 1107
Posted:Bring back OS/2!

Gates is evil. Accept it and move on.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
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Posted:/creeps into thread and places a sledgehammer in a tempting location near ucof's 'pooter.

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Dentrassi
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Dentrassi

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Posted:well, at uni we've found the best method to fix computers is to give them a solid thwack!

we're not sure why.... its even stumped the electrical engineers who know stuff.

i think the sledgehammer may be a tad excessive thou...

good luck!!!


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:how about fish?
/slaps dentrassi with a red herring


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Dentrassi
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Dentrassi

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Posted:i must challenge you in a FISH SLAPPING DANCE!

<sings> do de do de do de de do de da do do..

SLAP!


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bender
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still can't believe it's not butter
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Posted:i would but my hovercraft is full of monty-thread-hijackness

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Dentrassi
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Posted:thats what happens when your mother is a hamster.

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Necrus


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Posted:. . . L i n u x . . .

Metal Rulezzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dan%


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Posted:It'll be to do with XP. You need to contact microsoft and get your copy of windows XP re-enabled. XP identifies your computer buy your hardware, so when you change it. It thinks your trying to install it on another computer and won't register(online). Anyway that's just my thoughts later.

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:but i cant...

its a naughty version...


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mech
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Posted:is this all sorted now jon?

if not, im sure i can help you out wink


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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:rolleyes umm

Mech, whats gotten into you today?
It certainly wasnt me.

Whats with the old thread bumps? confused


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simian


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110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:hee hee

jon was rubbisher with computers four years ago than he is currently.

*points at jon and laughs*


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:Speaking of computers, we (all on SSL) need you to start playing again. Email me what bits you need, and I'll have a look through my spare bits box. Maybe ask Brodieman, Weasel, Puresock, Uber and Asena if they have any bits they are willing to donate to the cause?

bounce


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simian


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Posted:mr bovrilmonkey has made me a box smile
it's still in high wycombe at the mo, but someday soonish i'll probably be carrying it back from spitz.

The challenge is now be getting tinternet in my shared house that currently doesn't even have a BT plug.
but someone else who wants tinternet just moved into my house, so thats sounding more possible...


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:Wooohoo!

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Get that t'internet ordered sir!
Do it, do it now! tongue


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