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    I think I may have damaged my motherboard

    Just because you don't see any traces on the surface, doesn't mean there aren't any in one of the many layers beneath. You likely ground out a bunch of hidden traces.
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    Apple Announces Groundbreaking Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

    It's hardly groundbreaking when they're returning to a form factor that they used five years ago.
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    Mouse scrolling up sometimes when I scroll down

    After a couple of days, it miraculously stopped. Must have been a gremlin.
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    Mouse scrolling up sometimes when I scroll down

    I have an identical issue with two completely different mice of different types. It's not a hardware issue.
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    Mouse scrolling up sometimes when I scroll down

    I decided to retire the mouse I was using, as the rubber grip was getting a little sticky. I pulled two completely different mice out of storage (a regular mouse and a trackball), and both exhibit this strange problem while scrolling. While I'm scrolling down, it will either suddenly scroll up...
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    Wow, they've really gone up in price. I got my boxed complete one for just £50 about 8 years ago.
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    Yes, AGP 8X.
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    That card was the lowest of low budget cards for the era of this computer. Dell bought a crapton of them back in the 90s, and were still selling their stock well into the early 2000s. I've seen relatively decent Pentium 4s with those cards in them.
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    Unable to create partition in Windows 7 setup with existing XP partition

    Would that work? Windows 7 likes to create a hidden partition for essential boot-related files, I don't think I could do that and have it work.
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    That's a Tandy 1000 HX. Not a 286, though. Just a plain old 8088.
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    Unable to create partition in Windows 7 setup with existing XP partition

    Yes. In the past, it's just installed fine and I've been able to dual-boot both XP and 7. But for some reason, this time it just won't let me create a second partition in the Win7 installer.
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    Unable to create partition in Windows 7 setup with existing XP partition

    So this computer I bult recently was intended to dual-boot with XP and 7. I created an 80GB partition in the XP setup on my RAID0 array, but when I came to try to install 7 it refused to create a partition. I've not had this problem before. Can anyone shed any light?
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    Want to build an XP install that is low on resources

    I have a thin client-type machine that literally can only support XP (I don't want Linux because it won't do what I want it to do). When the machine was new, XP was fine to run on it, but since then it developed some serious bloat and runs like a dog. Can someone advise me on an ideal low-spec...
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    Audigy RX corrupted audio

    I'm using a splitter cable so I can connect both computers to my speakers, and I've discovered that if I unplug the splitter from my main PC the audio distortion seems to go away. So my money is on either a defective cable, or that the design of the cable causes issues with my setup.
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    Most recent version of Word Viewer needed

    Can someone provide me with this? All can find is 2003. Thanks.
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