Archives for: November 2005, 08

11/08/05

  01:51:50 pm, by The Dreamer   , 283 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Software

Gumby is Dead

:..(

Gumby became unresponsive over lunch today...finally I rebooted, and it wouldn't start (wouldn't progress beyond the BIOS scan of IDE devices).

After much fiddling it made an effort to start, except it kept blue screening. INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE. Not a good sign. Trying F8 and various options...finally I reached the conclusion that it is dead.

Hopefully the other 120GB drive I have somewhere will work and the Retrospect that came with my Maxtor OneTouch II will work. Otherwise, it might be a major loss.

Though I do have the original 80GB drive still from the October 23rd upgrade. But, a lot has changed on my system since then.

So, I would prefer if I can recover from Retrospect....especially since it ran a backup this morning.

But, first to see if the very old recovery cd will get me to the point to where I can try doing the restore.

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  01:25:23 pm, by The Dreamer   , 125 words  
Categories: Stuff, Hardware, Computer

DVD-R Burn Speed Update

Well, apparently it is an issue with the media.

Listening to the drive, it sounds like it wants to go faster...but is having trouble....but then I did get a DVD-R that made it up to 12X. There also seems to be a zone factor in the speed.

Running about 7.8X and then jumping to 11.5-12.2X near the end. Of course, when it starts it just barely over 4X..holds around 5.8X, then jumps to 7.8X....and then it took off. But, not all the Optodisc DVD-Rs take off at the end....

Though I don't think this knowledge will alter my general buying habit for media. Price is still a big factor. Someday I plan to pick up some DL media as well.... )-o

  08:25:50 am, by The Dreamer   , 529 words  
Categories: Hardware, Software

Moved DVR-109

For some possessed reason, I decided that last night (around 23:30) was the time to move my Pioneer DVR-109 from its external firewire enclosure to in my PC....rather than turning in for the night :yawn:

I thought I had two reasons for wanting to do this, though both turned out to be invalid.

The reasons against, included that the drive was beige...so it wouldn't match the black front of my PC and I didn't want to dig my computer out from the mess of attached peripherials and cables.

Full story »

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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