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About hairbautt

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  1. I disagree. When I have a maximized window the StickyNotes icon on the taskbar allows me to use "AeroPeek" without minimizing the window so I can see what the hell it is I wrote (lol).
  2. Have you checked out Windows Task Manager? I noticed my CPU temps go up one day and I checked task manager and sidebar.exe was bumping 0%-40% of my CPU. Also noticed that it was hogging 320K of memory. I restarted and it seemed resolved, but I've noticed it keeps reoccurring after leaving my comp. up for more than a day.
  3. I'm just having the slow context menu popup on Win7's desktop, but I do believe it is nvidia's 185.81 video drivers. Didn't do this on Windows Update(WU) WDM 1.1 drivers until I updated with nvidia's. I'm not gonna revert back tho' because WU's drivers are sluggish on gameplay. Other than that I've had no problem.
  4. I highly recommend Piriform's Defraggler. Simple, easy, free. And this thing performs the fastest HDD analysis ever. Piriform Homepage: Drefraggler Homepage: You can use this guide to edit your XP registry and have Defraggler set as the default system defragmenter: I remove XP's default defragmenter using nlite and I install defraggler and set it as XP's default (so you can still click the link in Control Panel and Drive Properties) with no problems. First thing I do, in fact. Best decision ever :happy:
  5. I got mine to work!!! YAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I added more Dell Drivers from the site, switched my HDDs (physically), didn't automate installation Apparently it worked. I'm happy. Thanks for time and patience.
  6. Did they or one of them detect your SATA hdd?If your optical drive is connected to an nForce SATA Controller, which is set to "AHCI mode", you will get problems even when you are running Vista again. Recommendation (as already written): You should either a ) connect your CD/DVD device to an IDE Controller or another SATA Controller, which is running in "IDE mode", or b ) disable AHCI within the BIOS. Vista installed and runs fine. I'm on it now. I don't really see how the CD/DVD is making any problems. This is just wierd...Let me explain better: Ok, XP Setup PE Installation detected both drives on both of my attempts, but it said that my 80 GB was not a compatible XP partition (toyed around deleting the partition n'such). I thought ****, rebooted and tried again and it installed on my 80GB. Windows booted up for the first time, but 3 secs of the bootscreen and BOOM Blue screen error. So then I used a different driver on another burnt CD and installed again. This time it just wouldn't let me install on the 80GB given that it's not an "XP compatible partition" so I installed on the 500GB (which I wanted to use for Media, etc.) but the same scenario as the first ran thru. And you think it's my DVD drive? :-\
  7. I integrated two different drivers (that's two discs) and both gave me BSOD when XP tried to bootup. Apparently I'm just missing something and it's not very clear what it is. One of those drivers was the one you posted...
  8. When I tried disabling SATA via BIOS my DVD/CD thing was on SATA-1...and it did get disabled too. I tried enabling just for SATA-1, but the HDDs just weren't present on XP installation. I guess I'll just go for Vista because this is too difficult for XP. First it tells me it's not a compatible XP partition then when it does install it doesn't bootup without a BSOD...UGH! If any ya'll got any easy quick fixes here I'm all ears, but I don't even think I have IDE cables in this thing. I don't have RAID and I don't even know what AHCI is...
  9. I'm freaking out. The XPS arrived. I installed the new HDD no problem. Vista accepted it and all so then I tried my nlite XP Pro. Didn't take at first (said partition is not XP Compatible) until I rebooted and it worked the second time. When XP tried to load for the first time (the bootscreen is shown) I got a Blue Screen of Death. It just continuously runs at that cycle. Safe mode is ineffective. Help me. Oh, please help me. If it makes any difference I did switch the top HD with the new HD and connected it with the second plug instead of the first... BSOD: STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBACC354, etc.)
  10. Excellent. Will do. However, it just dawned on me. Dell posts drivers on their website: I selected my incoming 630 system and looked under SATA drivers and this is what I found: nVidia MediaShield - Release Date: 3/5/2008, Version:, A07, Download Type: Application;fileid=239623 and then a driver version of nVidia MediaShield:, A08;fileid=243328 Hope those links work. Should I try to integrate those?
  11. Yea that was my next question...Can't find it either...I'll have to try the driverpack. Wish me luck. (Tho' the system hasn't arrived in the mail yet) Not sure what you mean 'override' from nlite
  12. I'll lose SATA's advantage then? :-( In order to keep it...I'll do the thing?
  13. Alright. I'm just trying to understand this...I just bought an XPS 630 with these harddrives: 1.) 500GB NCQ SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache 2.) Western Digital Caviar Blue WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive OEM It came with WinVista Home Premium, but I plan on switching to WinXP Pro. I won't need any additional drivers for the CD installation to recognize my HDDs, right? Sorry. Been Googling for quite awhile...Just want to be sure here tho'.
  14. DST = Daylight Savings Time.
  15. Even with the recent DNS patch from Microsoft? I assume that patch has already replaced my tweak tcpsys...