After 30 years I have finally got round to creating a website for my own Electrical contracting business. If you require electrical installations in Lancashire or the West Riding of Yorkshire in the UK take a look.
Latest News: 15 Feb 2007; We are happy to be back after server problems, we are now on a brand new server. During the time we have been off the web we have taken the time to change the forum to YaBB this will be up and running in the near future so please change your bookmarks to www.burning issues.net/forum/ You will have to re-register to post....We look forward to seeing you there.
11GB/s memory bandwidth in 32-bit Windows . . . burning issues tests the unique & brand-new NFORCE3 Pro/250-based Iwill DK8N dual Opteron workstation motherboard. This first part (of 3) focuses on the practicalities of configuring & setting up such a new platform.
So your computer is slowing down or you are having trouble writing/reading DVDs and CDRs. Like a good lad/lass you have fully up-dated your win NT based system (Win2k and XP are included) ....Now that is where you went wrong. Many people are suffering an extreme slowdown of their computers because they have installed the MS security update 811493. If your computer has suffered a severe performance hit in the past few weeks it is advisable that you uninstall this update by going to your computers install/uninstall program. If you have installed one of MS's SP updates since you installed 811493 you may have to go back to an earlier backup to uninstall this security update. If you have any problems please ask us in our forum and we will try to help.
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Win2K SP3 is available, from Microsoft, but it contains the Alexa spyware. More details
Burning issues takes a long hard look at the new Iwill MPX2 Motherboard: We decided to test this board some five months ago on catching industry rumour on its likely capabilities: in late May 2002 we sourced & paid for three Revision 1.3 MPX2's with very low serial numbers [59-61]......This review is of these two MPX2's, with any strange behaviour checked against the third sample.....This approach avoids drawing conclusions from a single sample......
The Optical Storage Technology Association is hosting an Optical Storage Symposium in San Francisco on Sept. 17, with an opening reception and dinner on Sept. 16. This is a premier networking event for optical storage, consumer electronics, entertainment, personal computer and digital photography professionals to exchange ideas and address issues. Additional information on the program and the registration form can be found on the OSTA website at www.osta.org/oss , or by calling (408) 253-3695.
There is a severe IE security problem that Microsoft has not yet released a Patch for. This security flaw effects IE, Outlook and Outlook Express and I think it was this blighter that was guilty of formatting my HD.
If you cannot find the answer to your question don't be afraid to ask in our Forum For a little information about the kind of topics we have covered take a look at our Introduction to our Forum which will be here in the near future.
New Security warning: The MS IE Saga continues. Are you still using IE, then think again. Despite efforts from MS to secure IE they have failed miserably because a rogue web site or email, if you are using Outlook or Outlook express, is still able to read the information on your Hard Drive.
Security warning: Microsoft has warned users that versions of its Internet Explorer browser could leave their personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, exposed.
A relative new comer to the CD Burning, CDR Burning, CDRW Burning & DVD Burning software world is CDMate from Copystar. CDMate is the whole singing, whole dancing software which will copy your protected CDs, write your files to disk, write audio files, ISO files and will even write files from CloneCD. If you have any problems with this software then post in the CDR Software section of our forum where the Tech guys from copystar promised to answer any questions. You can get the latest software from our CDR page
Do you know what your computer was doing last night or did you allow your computer to play on the internet with no firewall or no antivirus. If you allowed your computer to play out without any protection then it may well have been involved in a Denial of Service attack (DoS). Your computer can't think for itself and if someone tells it to do something then it will blindly follow orders, break into internet banking sites, give your credit card details or even take down parts of the internet. It's time to protect yourself and others. In this article we take a look at what happened to a security site and advise on protecting your computer.
16/10/40 . . . BURN-proof . . .SCSI-3 . . . yum, yum . . . & it's supposed to read & write every last scrap of data that gets tucked away in RAW+96 mode. Burningissues [at last] tests a burner.
CloneCD v 3.x is out & better than ever. The beta has a fine new read-engine - & much much more: the final will clone-on-the-fly.
Blindwrite 0.99.1.3 was released on the 25/02/01 and can be downloaded from our CD Burning page.
Would anyone in their right mind take a hardened needle and deliberately scratch a CD? Hudzon did, not just with one CD but with 20...Has he totally flipped? Has he been hitting the Christmas Spirits a little too much? Could there be a sane reason for doing such an insane thing? Should we get the straight jacket out for the poor guy? Lets go and find out
MYSTERY: WTF? A Burning Issues review which starts: "Get this thing now............"?
Burning Issues would like to wish all its readers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.......Many of you will be receiving new burners from Santa and the chances are this new toy will either come with Adaptec EZCD or Winoncd. Unfortunately we couldn't get anyone with the nerve to install EZCD on their system so we are unable to bring you a How-to on this, at this present time, however, if you was lucky enough to be bundled with the superior WinOnCD then we have the answers to your questions. RobbieD has taken a look at Winoncd and brought you this How-To Should anyone wish to write a review or How-to about their new toys then please contact me
This has turned out to be quite a marathon. The one page article we launched last week is now a complete three pager. We have updated the Hot air article and have also uploaded an extra page to help you calibrate your motherboard monitor.
"Most PSU's deserve to be grey . . . . " but this one's got a massive 165Watts from the +3.3v/+5v rail & you can't hear it running. So burning issues tried to break it . . . .
Burning issues has received an unexpected amount of feedback & information after our report on the MSI 694D-ProA dual-CPU motherboard: The result's building into a growing series of linked tweaks & mods to get the best out of this impressive product. At present we cover: [hardcore] vcore stability tweak; Northbridge cooler mod; BIOS-flashing guide; RAID-mod Stage 1 - converts the models A/AI to "RAID -lite" AR/AIR spec & (Our NEW addition) RAID-mod Stage 2 -goes beyond anything store-bought & unlocks the full functionality & performance of the onboard Promise PDC20265 controller to give RAID 0/1/0+1, full 4-HD support, & variable stripe-size. We also illustrate the only secure yet reversible "RAID-mod" resistor-method so far - it's just like putting a plug in [er - well - that's exactly what it is].
Burning issues still can't put together an ordinary motherboard review; from France we have a very personal and passionate review of two 'clockers' boards: the Soyo SY-7VCA and the Asus CUSL2. Our favourite bit is where we learn an Adaptec PCI-host: "declared itself MUCH faster than usual" - this was at - er - 46MHz PCI-bus . . . . .
Power Crazy, or just plain crazy? :-) Burning Issues shows you how to connect two PSUs to one computer, safely and without the need to cut the cables of the PSUs. We also show you some trade secrets to make your life easier.
°C/W ain't Country & Western written down by the kind of girl who dots her I's - it's a solid, portable measure of how well cooling widgets work: our new article shows how to cut through a web-full of half-assed reviews & find out which products will work for you in your system.
We have now moved the older news to our news archives page
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We start with a couple of real burningissues:
We all know the importance of a firewall, one of the best is ZoneAlarm. Now ZoneAlarm pro has been released should you upgrade from the free version. To find out more take a look at robbieD's review of this new program and make up your own mind.
We are pleased to present, what we believe is, the first review on the net of the new Blindwrite / Blindread suite which will be released on the 26/08/00
Have you ever tried to record those vinyl Lp's onto CD's but just couldn't master it. With Hudzon's help you can now. We have used winoncd for this project
If you want to keep your CPU cool without: a) having to wear ear-plugs, & b) having an alloy half-brick in your computer - visit our Radial Cooler Review & examine the latest widgets under fire.
Is your machine loaded? . . . and you don't live in Alaska? - visit our Making a Plenum & keep your cool.
You'd like to know which CDR burning application is the fastest? Visit our Speed Tests of the major [& minor] players - can the little guys really take the heat?
Does it have to take hours to copy a protected CD? We are presently completing speed tests using the only two CD Burning applications which can copy protected disks without the need for a patch: BlindWrite and CloneCD.
We test many common - & uncommon - CD Readers & CD-burners for the speed with which they can read a Safedisk-protected source. As we are testing each device three times it can take in excess of ten hours to test just one of them: if you're considering buying a new reader or burner . . . . this could save you more than time . . . . watch this space.
And lastly, a classic: Making a Bootable CD [for those vital DOS utilities & backups] - we show you how with full examples of the bootup files you'll need & sources for drivers & other utilities required.
Other burning issues where you'd like to see some facts out there? - contact the webmaster and/or visit the forum
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