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About JamesZero

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  1. Hello, I have recently installed OSX 10.5.8 (iDeneb Lite) which all worked fine, I have everything up and running. I have noticed though that USB only runs at USB 1 (12mbps). I know the ports are USB 2 ports as Windows used to be on the machine and it worked with the USB 2 ports fine... Is there any reason for this? By the way, the devise I'm testing this with is formatted to NTFS, should that matter? I need to copy about 100GB's of data onto the Mac but it's going to take more than 24 hours at this speed. Thanks
  2. Changing a forgotten admin password

    Thats my point tho, I can't boot off of my osx DVD anymore...
  3. Changing a forgotten admin password

    No one knows? I found my old [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD and the machine still wont boot off the Leopard CD anymore! The Mac install works perfectly, all I need to do is change the admin password.
  4. I have installed snow leopard on my PC, but I hadnt used the machine for a while and completely forgot the password I used for the main account. I read that you can boot off the snow leopard CD and reset the password, but for some reason the latest copy of [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (I had to redownload as I lost my old CD) doesnt work on my PC... it keeps crashing when trying to load the snow leopard CD. Anyway, my question is, are there any tools or tricks I can use to change the password without booting off the CD?
  5. Geforce 7300GS working with NATIT but NO dual display!

    Hey, I have a 512MB Nvidia 7300GS PCI-Express Card. It's a Gigabyte one (Model: GV-NX73TC512DL-RH). I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.3 I installed the Nvinject 2.0 drivers and that worked ok in terms of being able to set high resolution etc.. but I have 2 problems... Firstly I had problems installing Logic because it said I don't have a QE enabled card? I managed to get round that, but my second problem is it wont let me use duel displays.. I have read up that its quite important to have QE working, but I really have no idea what I'm doing. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!
  6. M-Audio Audiophile 2496

    You guys are both legends! Thank you very much, everything is up and running now!
  7. M-Audio Audiophile 2496

    Nice one for the link mate, Unfortunately that only covers the Audiophile 192 and not my 2496... I gave it a go anyway and it didn't work Any other ideas?
  8. M-Audio Audiophile 2496

    I have a PCI M-Audio Audiophile 2496 sound card which I have put in my Snow Leopard machine. On the M-Audio website the drivers only go up to 10.5.8 (which I tried anyway and didn't work). Apparently they have no plans to make Snow Leopard drivers as all new Macs are PCI-Express. Does anyone know of anything that can be done to get this card installed? Are there any 3rd party drivers? Cheers
  9. I have a system currently running Leopard 10.5.2 I want to install Snow Leopard and have been reading up on a couple of guides. I have installed a second hard drive into this machine and I have a DMG of a retail copy of Leopard. The start went fine, I partitioned my new drive off as GUID and then ran the terminal commands: sudo –s chown 0:0 /Volumes/Snow So the next step was to mount the DMG and then browse to the Packages folder and run OSInstall.mpkg When I do that first I get a screen with the "This package contains a program that determines if the software can be installed. Are you sure you want to continue?" So I click continue, then I get the following box come up: Alert For Mac OS X system requirements, see the "Read before you install" document on your Mac OS X installation disc. The only button I can click is close and that closes the whole installation down... I tried downloading a modified OSinstall from another website but I get the same problem. I can't go any futher! Any ideas?
  10. MacBook Booting problem

    OK, I have a bit of an update. I managed to get it to boot from the CD. I tried the repair disk and it kept failing. I had a friend who had a copy of DiskWarrior on his machine and he said that might help, so I took the hard drive there and ran that. Now when I boot the machine all I get is 3 icons flashing very fast alternatly (the mac logo, a folder logo and a circle with a line through it) If I boot from the CD now I can run a repair disk and it says everything is ok... I tried your command + V at start up and here is the information it gives: efiboot loaded from device: Acpo (pnp0A03,0)/Pci (BI0)/SATA (0, 0)/HD(Part2,sig29698804-4E07-11CA-BDA3-FACE3C77B0D8) boot file path: \System\Library\CoreServices\Boot.efi .Loading 'Mach_kernal' Could not open file 'Mach_kernal' Error loading kernal 'mach_kernal' (0xe)
  11. MacBook Booting problem

    Hi LoneWaffle, thanks for the reply. I have tested the seating of the ram and I have tried it with one stick at a time but with no luck. I have also tried holding command+option+p+r also with no luck. I ran a memtest off a bootable CD with both sticks of ram in and that all came back fine with no problems. I have found that if I put the Mac OS CD in and hold C nothing happens, if I hold D it does go through to the hardware testing bit which I have run and it has found no problems. I tried 2 different Mac OS cds (borrowed one off a friend) one was 10.4 and one was 10.5 Any more ideas?
  12. MacBook Booting problem

    Hello, Firstly, I'm not 100% sure if this is the right place to post this question? Please feel free to move it if need be. I work for an IT company where we repair PC's / Laptops / Servers etc etc. We don't actually do any work with Macs, but I have had a very good customer of ours bring in a MacBook and asked if there was anything we could do to help him.. Sorry if some of the details are scetchy, this is all the information I have. The Macbook originally came with OS 10.4.10 (He seems to think its since been upgraded to 10.5) The customer wanted to upgrade the Ram. After buying some he fitted it and turned on the machine but it didn't give off any display. So the assumption would be its the wrong type of Ram. After putting the original Ram back in the machine and powering it back on it now gives the following error: "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the reset button" We can't seem to get any futher than that. I have tried reseating the Ram just to make sure it was put back correctly. I have the 10.4.10 installation CD but the machine doesn't appear to want to boot from it. How would I go about trying to find out what the problem is? Thanks for your time.
  13. AL882M On MSI Motherboard

    I have an MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition motherbaord (http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=pr...amp;cat2_no=170) I'm using the onboard audio which is Realtek® AL882M and I cannot find any information on drivers for Mac OS X Leopard (I used the latest Kalyway) Could anyone point me in the right direction? Cheers.
  14. FireWire (OHCI) Issue

    I am trying to install OS X onto a laptop. I have the JaS.10.4.8.AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3 build. When I boot off the DVD to install it, it only loads to the line below and freeze's. Any ideas? FireWire (OHCI) TI ID 8026 PCI now active, GUID 0004ce024fae12f; max speed s400
  15. Nvidia NX7900 GT Drivers

    Ok, I see the other files needed in that forum, thanks. How do I upgrade to 10.4.8 though, I thought if you used the updater thing it mucked up the installation? Sorry, I'm a complete noob to this!