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yes, that white 30-pin connector is for DVI...

yes, that white 30-pin connector is for DVI (Digital Video Interface). Nice to have if you use it, but not vital.

2 short beeps means RAM error (I'm assuming it has an AMI bios). Are you...
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I second Vic's post. There is no compatibility...

I second Vic's post. There is no compatibility issue. Any AGP video card should work, and they're dirt cheap. If Dell is trying to sell you one for hundreds of dollars, they are major league out...
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The monitor may be failing. I've seen a couple...

The monitor may be failing. I've seen a couple give out in similar (but not identical) fashion. In fact, I just shipped one back to viewsonic for repair. Check with Viewsonic - They have a three...
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Do you have access to another monitor and/or...

Do you have access to another monitor and/or another computer? To narrow down whether it's a video card or a monitor problem, connect the problem(?) monitor to a different computer. If it works...
03-10-10, 08:13 PM
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Hinachan, Are you talking about the walls or...

Hinachan,
Are you talking about the walls or the floor? If it's the walls, I recommend getting a pro to do an epoxy injection to fill them. It ain't cheap, but once it's done, it's forever. I had...
03-10-10, 07:57 PM
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I would frame the walls first. I would want my...

I would frame the walls first. I would want my bottom wall plates connected solidly to the concrete floor. Also, Dricore is bit expensive, and you can save a few bucks not framing under walls. ...
03-10-10, 07:44 PM
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Andrew, It seems like you should be able to...

Andrew,
It seems like you should be able to attach your firestop (3/4" plywood?) to the underside of the joists, flush to the cinderblock wall and wide enough that you can then attach your top wall...
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George, I took a look at your Web page. You...

George,

I took a look at your Web page. You do beautiful work.

It sounds like it boils down to personal preference. Personally, I can imagine that I could run into problems either way I go. ...
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Thanks for your responses. That's the way I'm...

Thanks for your responses. That's the way I'm leaning.

My main concern about staining after installation would be all the drips running down the vertical surface, though would that even be an...
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Posted By doruho

Stain Wainscot Before or After Installation?

Greetings:

As part of my basement finishing project, I am about to install wainscoting made from oak veneer plywood and various widths of 1x for rails and stiles.

I will be using a Minwax...
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Posted By doruho

This might be it - Check your Vista firewall...

This might be it - Check your Vista firewall settings. On the "Exceptions" tab, make sure that "Network Discovery" is checked. When it's turned off, Vista can't see other computers.

I would be...
08-29-08, 06:14 PM
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Oh yeah. I'm on the 3rd or 4th coat on many of...

Oh yeah. I'm on the 3rd or 4th coat on many of these joints - That's why the consternation.

I had been leary of leaving a ridge down the middle, but my way hasn't been working, so I'll try it on...
08-29-08, 04:16 PM
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Posted By doruho

Thumbs up Marksr, That idea makes so much sense that I...

Marksr,

That idea makes so much sense that I would have never thought of it.

That's what I'll do. One way or the other, I'll get there.

Thank you for your help.
08-29-08, 06:09 AM
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Posted By doruho

I use a pole with 100-grit paper (That's the...

I use a pole with 100-grit paper (That's the finest grit they had at my local Ace). I try to keep the head at an angle and try to sand as lightly as I can.

Maybe I *am* scraping too hard. I've...
08-28-08, 11:49 PM
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Posted By doruho

Taped joints - Mud shrinking?

Hello,
Finishing my basement. I've taped and mudded the drywall (ceiling too). Thought it was smooth and flat, but after priming I found out how off I was. Many of my seems seem to form a...
04-27-08, 02:24 PM
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Posted By doruho

Good question. Let me go look.... ...

Good question. Let me go look....


...Okay, I'm back. Yes, the boxes are nailed also.

I think I've got a handle on it now. Thanks for your help.
04-27-08, 10:45 AM
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Posted By doruho

I am hanging the drywall myself. I noticed this...

I am hanging the drywall myself. I noticed this problem as soon as I got to the first box, so I stopped in order to figure this out. The boxes have a bracket with pointed tines that are hammered...
04-26-08, 07:53 PM
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Posted By doruho

Rough-in has been inspected. The electrician...

Rough-in has been inspected. The electrician will be coming back anyway to install outlets, switches, & fixtures. I don't have a problem changing the rings myself. If I can nail down what I need,...
04-26-08, 06:53 PM
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Posted By doruho

Mud Rings Flush with Wall Surface?

Greetings:
I am finishing my basement. I had electricians do all the electric rough-in. Everything is in conduit and steel boxes. The outlets and fixtures have not yet been installed.

I am...
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Posted By doruho

Yeah, I've had those times when I go to download...

Yeah, I've had those times when I go to download drivers from Dell and they show you every possible option.

If you go to Dell.com and then to their Support page, under Browse by Category choose...
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Posted By doruho

Aramis, Did you solve this yet? Windows...

Aramis, Did you solve this yet?

Windows does not care if your machine is a "Server". It's still just a computer, and XP will treat it as such.

I suggest your first determine if your...
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Posted By doruho

CAUTION: Do this only if you are very...

CAUTION: Do this only if you are very comfortable editing the Windows Registry, and back up the Registry first.

Here's a link to a page that describes The registry locations for that Windows...
10-20-07, 08:32 PM
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Posted By doruho

Now I know what it is. I don't have that much...

Now I know what it is. I don't have that much room behind most of my walls. Do you just cut it to size to fit between the studs? How do you attach it? Does it not require additional vapor...
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Posted By doruho

There *are* Sata to IDE adapters that will enable...

There *are* Sata to IDE adapters that will enable you to plug an IDE drive into a Sata cable, though I've never tried it myself.

You could also get a USB 2.0 external drive enclosure and put your...
10-20-07, 07:30 PM
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Posted By doruho

Actually, I'm in a suburb of Chicago. I suppose...

Actually, I'm in a suburb of Chicago. I suppose they want to see *some* insulation, but they don't want to make you go all the way to the floor. There is no requirement to insulate interior walls....
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