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  1. That's what I'm trying to do now.. seems like the win7 dvd didn't see the installation.. the weird thing is that i was able to boot into it after leaving the machine off for a day, then i restarted and then i got the unmountable error.. Are there any tools that will allow me to perform chkdsk or fixboot on an unmountable volume? anything on hirens or ultimate bootcd? also- any explanation for the weird no start button on the MiniPE? Thanks again
  2. So, I restarted my buggy 7 beta installation and now get blue screens telling me UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME I've tried booting into safe mode and I get the same thing. So there is a new option to Repair Windows if it doesn't start correctly. It will load, except all I get is a black screen and mouse cursor that I can move around.. No keyboard controls work. I've tried CTRL-ALT-DEL to bring up a task manager, but no such luck So I tried booting 2 different versions of DigiWiz MiniPE and they do the same thing. Start up with a black or a wallpapered screen with a mouse cursor, but no button. Are these two problems related? Any suggestions on unmountable_boot_volume? Thanks!
  3. Has anyone managed to do this yet? I really need this!
  4. I was wondering if there was a way to reinstall vista without using system restore, whilst keeping the majority of existing settings intact on a Vista system? I remember that you could do this with XP, but have not found an option like it for the Vista. Thanks!
  5. Unfortunately, the computer is only one user, and is the administrator.
  6. yes. i do. everything was working fine for a while, and then it just stopped.
  7. I can see the network share from all of my computers, mac and windows, but when i try to connect it says that i can't. all i want to do is connect to the network share on this one particular computer, and no computer can connect to it. it sees it located in mshome/workgroup but it won't connect.
  8. Hello, I've had networking working before, and something must have changed that doesn't allow me to connect to the computer. From the problematic computer, I can do outgoing connections fine, but I can't get any incoming connections on it. I've ran the Network Setup Wizard a few times, and that doesn't seem to help. I also have the firewall turned off. I'm running XP Media Center Edition with all the latest updates. Can someone help me get an incoming connection please? Thanks!
  9. well, i ended up getting the 5200, and i haven't experienced any random shutdowns on my 200w PSU.. so, thanks for the help guys.
  10. if you searched the forums, or tried thegreenbutton - the official mce forum, you'd know that you can press the windows key and move your mouse over. alt tab works if you have multiple windows open.
  11. thanks. but i don't have pci-E. only AGP 4X. i just bought an fx5200 off ebay, so we'll see how that works.. i don't run any games, or anything really graphics intensive, so maybe it won't matter? otherwise, i suppose i'll have to try cramming another psu in there. wish me luck.
  12. thanks for that suggestion. the ones i'm looking at seem to require a 250w power supply.. do you think i can still install it in a system with 200w?
  13. thanks, but like i said in the original post, i've never used the drive before. plus, in your case, sounds like a reboot wouldve fixed the problem as well.
  14. hello.. i just installed vista, and i'm quite pleased with it. the only thing, is that it gives my system a rating of 1.0 because my graphics card isn't up to snuff. I have a GeForce MX440 which was pretty decent in XP, and I know NVidia hasn't released any drivers yet for older cards- but since my card isn't DX9 compatible, could someone recommend one that is, that is fairly cheap? Also, if there are any that are compatible with a 200w power supply, that would be ideal as well (yes, i know it's low- but apparently it's propietary to my HP case..) and one other thing, if there is an ATI card, do ATi cards have dualscreen options similar to TwinView on Nvidia? Thanks again.
  15. thanks for the help guys.. the only thing is that i'm not running any antivirus software, and i run explorer in a single window (not seperate process) i'll try uninstalling styler, and any IE7 addins to see if it helps.. but i'm not certain it will. i just did a fresh reinstall of this a few weeks ago.. i don't believe i had anything different in my old installation and explorer worked fine, and the a: drive was never accessed.. i'll try running an antivirus, but i run the adaware and spybot weekly, along with tweaknow's regcleaner.. any other suggestions would be appreciated.. thanks again!