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  1. Up to 2GB, SD cards are the original SD...

    Up to 2GB, SD cards are the original SD technology. Above that (4GB or more usually), they're SDHC - same form factor but considerably different in how they're accessed.

    So if you've got an older...
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    It isn't that hard once you've figured out what's...

    It isn't that hard once you've figured out what's what. Let's see ...

    The tiny chip above the PCI slots is the audio codec. This one is a VIA, so the VIA audio driver is perfect. Graphics are...
  3. I paid $1000 for my 1st harddrive, a 20-MByte...

    I paid $1000 for my 1st harddrive, a 20-MByte model - and it was a demo unit, not even all brandnew. That was 1986.

    It's still working btw.
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    ... but the stuff on www.viaarena.com will be WAY...

    ... but the stuff on www.viaarena.com will be WAY more current than some old product site.
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    (1) How about using the proper equipment for the...

    (1) How about using the proper equipment for the task - (hot) swap drive bays?

    (2) As for connecting lots of drives: Use SATA. Four- or eight-link controllers are inexpensive, and if you buy a...
  6. And as for progress ... 25 years ago we had...

    And as for progress ...

    25 years ago we had 5-megabyte drives that were 5,25" full height (full height is TWO of today's 5.25" drive bays or 3.2 inches, just in case you forgot) with 0.3 MB/s...
  7. Fewer platters means: * Higher data density ->...

    Fewer platters means:

    * Higher data density -> higher sequential read/write performance
    * Lighter head assembly -> potential for faster seeks
    * Less air drag -> less noise and power consumption...
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    Identify the chipset maker, and then download...

    Identify the chipset maker, and then download generic drivers from there.

    www.viaarena.com
    www.sis.com
    www.nvidia.com (also for ULi chipset)

    Same for ethernet and audio devices. If you need...
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    ... if you've downloaded the "Catalyst for...

    ... if you've downloaded the "Catalyst for integrated chipsets" package. The regular Catalyst package has nothing but the graphics driver.
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    There are no "IRQ conflicts" anymore ever since...

    There are no "IRQ conflicts" anymore ever since the departure of ISA slots.

    It's a driver crash, plain and simple - and from the bluescreen, it appears to be NVidia's storage driver.
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