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Apr
21
awarded  Caucus
Apr
18
awarded  Yearling
Feb
26
comment Streaming video to two sites makes my processor 100%
Honestly, I'm not the best source for answering questions on webcams and video encoding. I can tell you that Video compression/encoding is very CPU intensive, and the higher the resolution, the more GPU memory is required. Moving from Win7 to XP may have helped, because XP has less background processes and freed up more resources. Try running msconfig.exe from the run box, startup tab, and remove those startup programs you don't need constantly running. This may free up enough resources for you to stream to both locations. Outside of that heavyd's answer is the correct one, in my opinion.
Feb
26
comment Streaming video to two sites makes my processor 100%
Just throwing this out there, not meant as an answer, but it sounds like a potential multithreading/GPU-CPU bottleneck issue. I looked up the specs to your laptop, emphasizing on your CPU 'Intel Celeron Processor T3500' and GPU 'Intel GMA 4500M' I'm amazed you got it to stream one HD feed. Combined with WinXP 64, which was almost as bad as Vista for driver support, it's fairly clear what you must do. As far as quick fix goes... I would go into services and shut down processes you don't need running.
Feb
1
comment PC won't start unless I reset CMOS
I thought about your suggestion as well, however the pwr buttons do work, after the CMOS is cleared. They stop functioning again once the system is up and running. This process is repeated each startup. Or are you referring to the pwr buttons as possibly being the root cause? I would say it was a possibility if the problem were isolated to one pwr switch, but unlikely since this issue is affecting both.
Feb
1
comment PC won't start unless I reset CMOS
I agree. It definitely has me scratching my head. I especially don't understand how clearing the CMOS causes it to magically work. There's dark sorcery afoot here.
Feb
1
comment BSOD crash. CPU fan turning on and off. The computer won't boot. Processor thermal trip error
Disconnect all power. Hold down power button for several seconds. Reset the CMOS. Clear BIOS. Reconnect power. See if anything changes and report back.
Feb
1
asked PC won't start unless I reset CMOS
Dec
31
comment Uninstall Invisible OS (Windows 8 Preview) - Appears in boot
@Techie007, can you stick that in the answer box, so the OP can mark it as solved? I'd hate to have it floating around in limbo with the other 10,000 unsolved questions for all eternity.
Dec
28
awarded  Tumbleweed
Dec
22
comment Messed up my active partition
Well, I searched the net for a quick an easy way for you to download and create a bootable DOS drive, but given that DOS uses the FAT file system and your drives use NTSF, you wouldn't be able to access your drives that way. The only thing I can tell you is to get ahold of a Windows XP/Vista/7 CD and create a bootable USB drive using WinToFlash and then use <DISKPART> cmd line tool to set your active flag. You can also look into what wbouzane wrote below. Best of luck with this.
Dec
22
comment Messed up my active partition
I more or less already know the answer to this question, but will your laptop let you boot into cmd prompt by pressing f8 during startup? More than likely it will default to 'no operating system,' but I have to ask. The reason it's throwing that error is because you marked the wrong partition as active, obviously, but the real issue is that the partition you need to reactivate (system reserved) is hidden. As far as I know, you can only get to it through the cmd prompt using <DISKPART>. You may want to find someone with Windows 7 on a stick.
Dec
22
comment chkdsk Windows 7 on notebook screen
@techie007, you might as well put that in an answer box.
Dec
22
comment How to remove an old OS from the boot menu
+1 Journeyman, that one is on me. However, I actually just solved the same issue not 2 hours ago by using the method I mentioned above, so I'll leave it there as an additional option for future OPs. I up-voted Sammy for his answer, and for teaching me something in the process.
Dec
22
revised How to remove an old OS from the boot menu
Corrrected syntax.
Dec
21
answered How to remove an old OS from the boot menu
Dec
21
asked Can system images/backups be saved to a specific path/folder in Windows 7 professional?
Sep
12
comment Windows 7 random freezes
@Chris, Are you using an SSD for the OS? If so, what make and model?
Sep
11
comment Windows 7 random freezes
@Chris, I know it's not the RAM, Just thought it was interesting that our systems were so close, so I threw it out there. Unforntunately, I gave up on the issue after running out of ideas. After trying a fresh instal I turned off automatic updates & limited what Microsoft installed on my machine. I went to absolute basics; not even Areo and themes are turned on- Everything is plain Jane. The issue still persists. If I had to make an educated guess, I would say it has something to do with Win 7x64 and our board. Just out of curiousity.. are you running Chrome?
Sep
11
comment Windows 7 random freezes
@Chris, I just noticed this, but I should mention that I also have the ASRock Extreme3 870 R2.0. and 8gb Kingston RAM. Purhaps that's the key.