mikep56

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About mikep56

  • Birthday 02/14/1956

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  1. Hi submix8c, Yes it took a lot of cleaning up and following your links. Thanks for your help! Regards, Mike
  2. Hi All, An unwanted search engine has hijacked my home button in Firefox 28.0 running on Windows XP SP3. I removed the rogue (Search conduit) from the 'manage search engine' dropdown, but if I hit the home button on the navigation bar, the browser still takes me to search conduit. Any ideas on how to rid myself of this PITA? Thanks for any answers in advance. regards, Mike
  3. Hi puntoMX, Quote from original post: "There was a yellow question mark and exclamation mark next to the "Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" and an entry for NVIDIA HDMI Audio is missing, which is present in another PC that I have using this same exact mobo. I tried to reinstall the drivers from the manufacturer's driver disk, but the "Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" still has the yellow marks, and the NVIDIA entry is still missing." So somehow it appears that the HDMI audio has been damaged on the mobo. This alternate setup works just fine, and I don't need to trash an otherwise serviceable mobo. Regards, Mike
  4. Hi Tripredacus and puntoMX, The solution is simple and as is so often, a human screwup. The line out audio goes to the audio input jacks labeled SA-SA/CD on the multimedia receiver, and DVD is selected as the video source and SA-SA/CD as the audio source, and all is well. Thanks for both of your responses. Mike
  5. Hi puntoMX, Thanks for the info. I will try again this weekend and report back. Thanks again. Mike
  6. Hi Tripredacus, I am pretty sure that I had the audio cables correct, but I will try again...probably not till next weekend. Thanks for the response. Mike
  7. Hi All, I have used these forums extensively in the past for both questions and answers, and this time I have a problem. I have used this same motherboard in 3 PCs, so I have something to compare with. I have a TF7050-M2 motherboard that I am using to watch ripped DVDs. This is my HTPC system. The system has Windows XP3 w/SP3 and WinDVD to watch movies. The way my home TV system is set up is via a multmedia receiver and switching system that selects satellite (SAT), DVD (DVD), Blu-Ray, etc. sources and sends the video and audio to the TV. The HTPC in has a 500GB internal HD. I recently removed the PC from it's setup to add an external USB hard drive to it for more storage. When I went to replace the HTPC, the videos were displayed properly, but there was no audio. Now comes the tricky part. I tried different settings for the audio because I didn't remember exactly what the audio settings were. My nephews who watched a lot more movies than I did said that when they set it up the way they remember, there was still no audio. The HTPC connected to my multimedia receiver with an HDMI cable and 2 RCA cables. The receiver was set to "DVD" to watch the HTPC. I removed the PC to my workbench and opened up Device Manager. There was a yellow question mark and exclamation mark next to the "Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" and an entry for NVIDIA HDMI Audio is missing, which is present in another PC that I have using this same exact mobo. I tried to reinstall the drivers from the manufacturer's driver disk, but the "Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" still has the yellow marks, and the NVIDIA entry is still missing. So my questions are: 1) Is the motherboard defective? I still have audio coming out of the "line out" connector, which is the one that is connected to the 2 RCA plugs via a stereo plug to RCA adapter. 2) Does the HDMI cable carry audio and video, or just video? If just video, then maybe I haven't stumbled onto the correct settings yet to get the audio output. 3) If the mobo is defective as far as the "High Definition Audio Bus" is concerned, will a discrete sound card work? And if so, what kind would I need? Sorry for being long winded and jumping around topics. Any help and comments are welcome. Thanks. Mike
  8. Hi submix8c, Thanks for the links; I will check them out. Regards, Mike EDIT: Hi submix8c, It is because of the new version of facebook, it is a new "feature". Thanks for your time. Mike
  9. Hi All, I just set up Facebook on my nephew's PC running Windows XP Pro SP3. When he runs Facebook the left hand side has a gray bar with icons for Facebook, newsfeed, messages, events, etc. On mine the left hand side is white with icons and words for newsfeed, messages, events, etc. I tried both Firefox and Chrome browsers, but I cannot find a setting for this. I also changed screen resolutions hoping to fit it on the screen, but this didn't fix it either. Any ideas would be helpful. I have attached a jpg of the screen capture. Thanks for your time. Regards, Mike
  10. Hi dencorso, I have 6 PCs running Windows XP Pro. Long live XP! Mike
  11. Hi dencorso, Thanks for the explanation. It is exactly what I was looking for. I have a PC in our den that my nephews watch movies that were ripped to. The HDD in it is getting full, and I just wanted to add the largest one that it would recognize. Thanks again for your help. Mike
  12. Hi dencorso, Thanks for the info; where did you find that? Regards, Mike
  13. Hi All, I have a TF7050-M2 motherboard running Windows XP Pro SP3. This PC is rock solid, although it is 5 years old. It has a 500GB SATA hard drive that is getting full, and I want to add a few more HDD. This mobo has both SATA and IDE controllers. I have the manual and have read it from cover to cover several times, but I cannot find the answer to my question: What is the maximum hard drive size (per HDD) that will be recognized by this motherboard? I checked the website and about all it has is the manual that I have. Any help would be appreciated. Regards, Mike
  14. Hi Ponch, Yeah, me too. Nothing worse than a problem that should be simple to solve that just won't go away. Regards, Mike
  15. Hi Guys and Gals, Sorry that I was away from this for a while; there were other things more pressing to take care of. Anyway the problem is solved. I installed Sumatra PDF as recommended by erpdudeB and GrofLuigi. The problem was persisting, but then I checked under Tools, Add-Ons, and I had PDFDownload 3.0.0.2 also installed. I changed the settings for "When Opening PDF Files" from "Use this viewer", which was pointing to Adobe Acrobat 7, to "Use PDF Plug-In". and now the browser opens the pdf link in it's own window. Thanks for all the help from all of the forum members. Regards, Mike