Piyono

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    Undelete Utility?

    Hey, Steve... Irfan View does not open corrupt JPGs. At least not mine. I went hunting for such a utility but the only one I found was for Mac. Anyone have any other ideas? Piyono
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    Undelete Utility?

    I'm missing a whole wedding's worth of photographs. *poof* Gone. What's an easy-to-use and effective file recovery app for Win98 and WinXP? Piyono
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    Undelete Utility?

    I used Fast File Recovery from DTIData and it found the deleted files. I recovered them but they're corrupt. Now, they're all .JPG files, and they're not zero-length, so I know there's something in them. Is it possible to do something like rebuild a JPG file's header or am I toast? Piyono
  4. I've been having a lousy networking week. First my network at home falls apart and now the machines at work won't talk to each other. It's a big ball of confusion, but here's the nuthshelled version: Two stations were running the new version of ZoneAlarm. They could see each other and no other stations. They could ping any machine on the workgroup, and see it by typing it's name in the address bar (computer name) but the computer name wouldn't show up in My Network Places (MNP) . One computer had no firewall at all and it couldn't see any machines, or the workgroup in MNP, although typing the computer name would work. I installed ZoneAlarm on this machine and suddenly it saw the other two ZA machines. I added an IP range in ZA of of 192.168.2.1 - 192.168.2.255 for kicks and now it was ableto see the rest of the machines on the network. Meanwhile the first two machines can still only see each other through MNP, so in ZoneAlarm I added an IP range of 192.168.2.1 - 192.168.2.255 on one of them (mine) and in a few minutes I could see the whole workgroup in MNP. I had shut ZA off on the second machine earlier as an experiment and now it could see the whole workgroup as well. It's at times like this that I realize how little I understand about networking, and just how much restraint is required to keep from tossing a computer across the room in frustration. I'm moving to the forest. Piyono
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    Case of the missing thread

    Don't think I'm letting this go! Piyono
  6. I was participating in a thread today which seems to have disappeared without a trace. In this thread I posted a couple of images depicting drive orientations inside a computer chassis. I was illustrating the inconveniece of standard drive cage layouts when it comes to a certain IDE topology. I ended by saying something to the effect of "I can taste it! Or maybe that's just the fries from yesterday, I can't be sure". I cannot recall the thread's name, subject matter or the name of the creator. All I know is that it was there and now it's not. What gives? Piyono
  7. Not my area of expertise. I've been doing a lot of legwork but my options are overwhelming: Vantec, CoolerMaster, GlobalWin ThermalTake, Thermalright, Alpha, Kanie, Swiftech... the list goes on and on. The CPU won't be overclocked. I don't want to spend more than CAN$35 (roughly US$20) I'm lost. Piyono
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    Case of the missing thread

    Guess it must have fallen down the memory hole, then, huh? Piyono
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    What do you think about AOpen cases?

    Correct me if I'm mistaken, because it's been a while since I've layed hands on this case, but doesn't the HQ08's side panel have to be slid all the way back to be taken off? This means you have to have nearly 100% of the case length in backwards clearance if you want to open the case. Very annyoying. If you're interested in a smaller, less expensive case, look at AOpen's H600A. I've used three of them, myself -- it's a very good box for the money(~CAN$100, dealer cost); reasonably well built and nicely outfitted. Piyono
  10. What really scares me is the ammendment to MS's end user agreement. It blows me away that all they have to do is fart out some Big Brother clause and be rewarded with the "right" to traipse about your computer with impunity -- I mean, forcing people to sign away their right to privacy just to use your product? That's got to be illegal! What's next? "By installing this software you grant MS the right to rape and murder your women and children". Can they get away with that? Why not! Hey, if you don't like the terms then don't install the software, right? Geez! Piyono
  11. I've often wondered why there aren't more HSF makers out there who offer a bare heatsink with fan mounting screws to let you mount the fan of your choice. I also hate the noise produced by most 60mm fans, and I wish more heatsinks could accomodate an 80mm unit without modification. The Thermalright SLK-800 is a very flexible in this regard but it's quite pricey. Why do copper heatsinks not perform well with weak fans? Piyono
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    Archos vs. iPod

    The Archos is definately a step in the right direction... See my feature wishlist in the other Portable Audio Device thread. Piyono
  13. Yes, with fewer buttons. Piyono
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    Home Network Down - I'm Flustered.

    B4RSK Thanks, for the tips! I finally got through to D-Link and got an RMA number. The tech support guy was adamant that, even though the computers couldn't see each other, since they could all surf the net the switch was working. I got the RMA on the basis of port 3 being burned out. I'll ship the router back to them today, hopefully. I'll keep you posted. Newtun, I read that survey... Yikes! Piyono
  15. There was a thunderstorm here a few days ago. I think it was Thursday. This may or may not be a factor in why my network is down. I came home on Friday to learn that the Internet connection was down. I didn't have time to look at it 'till Saturday night, whereupon I confirmed that there was definately something amiss with my network. My DSL modem wouldn't sync up. Period. I plugged it straight into the demarc with the rest of the house unplugged and it still wouldn't lock up. Then I called tech support and it came alive. Voodoo? Who knew? Anyway, spirited modems aside, I'm having some real trouble. None of the computers on the network can see each other. This became apparant first after the net connection was back up. My mom's machine couldn't get online so I did some poking and prodding and discovered that her NIC was toast. Some further investigation revealed that the switch port to which my mother's computer was connected was not working, and is still not. I unplugged and replugged the switch from both AC and network connectors a few times but that didn't help. port 3 is dead. The card that was on port 3 is dead. I then discovered that all the computers can surf the net but that none of them can see the local workgroup. When I open "Network 'hood" or "My network places" on any computer it cycles and cycles until it times out. I have changed NO configuration settings. Everything was working flawlessly a few days ago. My diagnosis is a fried switch (D-Link DSS-5+), but that only half makes sense because the computers can still get online. Does anyone have a better guess? Here's a sloppy diagram of my network: Piyono
  16. That's what I meant -- that the drive should be native SATA. However, as you say that the logic isn't there yet, I guess that won't be happening just yet. Piyono
  17. Pardon my ingorance, but isn't this a step backwards? If WD is already going as far as to offer a drive that requires a controller card, then might they not as well make it SerialATA? Certainly would help kick-start the new trend. Piyono
  18. What's a good package for a complete newbie who wants to start learning basic 3D design? All I want to to right now is model cabinets, desks and other such furniture. Piyono
  19. I've got 1737 still frames I'd like to convert into a movie for export to MPG or QT format. Is there a shareware utility to do this? Piyono
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    Home Network Down - I'm Flustered.

    Ok... I've been playing around and here's what I've come up with: Using a crossover cable I can have any two computers see each other, so I know the NICs are intact. When Computer 3 (ICS server) has a fixed IP address (I gave it 192.168.0.1) the other computers can surf the net, but can't see each other through Network Neighbourhood. They can ping each other, however. When Computer 1 is set to Auto IP the rest of the computers cannot surf the net; cannot see each other; can ping each other. This is a solid a conclusion as I can come to, because it seems as though every time I restart the computers something changes. I even had it so that the computers could see each other through the switch, but couldn't surf the net. I have no idea how this happened, and the next time I booted they could no longer see each other. I still suspect the switch. After all, if port 3 is fried then it stands to reason that the other ports may be damaged. There are endless permutations of computer-to-switch that I could try, to try and narrow down the problem, but, to be honest, I just don't have the patience. I'm going to RMA this switch as soon as the clowns at D-Link call me back or pick up the phone. Piyono
  21. Call me a dreamer, but I'm waiting for a day when bandwidth will be in such abundance that these discussions will be rendered moot. I'm looking forward to measuring transmission speed in GIGABYTES per second. On the other hand, the first rule of (something-something) is that no matter how much you have it's never enough. By the time we have that sort of bandwidth, we'll also have the content with which to saturate it. It never ends. Piyono
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    Home Network Down - I'm Flustered.

    Noop. Failing to borrow a known working switch from a friend today I'll order a new one. Piyono
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    Home Network Down - I'm Flustered.

    Chewey, I tried that... no show. Dawg, Didn't try that... I'll give it a shot when I get home. Don't forget, it's not that one computer can't see the others -- NO computer can see any other computer or itself. Again. Everything was working and then suddenly it wasn't. I changed no settings. Of course, I've double-checked, and everything is properly configured. Piyono
  24. Yeesh! Allow me to apologize for my sloppy editing and grammar two posts up. (What, me anal?) Piyono