Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Error-, Frozen-, Problem- Free PC setup

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Bronx
    Posts
    45

    Error-, Frozen-, Problem- Free PC setup

    My carpc is always freezing on me. I just wanted to see who here hadn't experience any problems with their carpc and for how long.

    ill start:

    Epia M9000
    256MB (16MB Video)
    Jaton 64MB Video Card
    80gb 5400rpm HDD
    16x slim dvd
    casetronic and bundled 60watt psu plugged directly into cigarette socket
    mouse gps
    mini keyboard
    thumb mouse

    windows xp pro
    mediacar
    frodoplayer
    mappoint

    1 day Problem Free

    *Pls forgive me if this is a repost. I just wanted a thread w everyones configuration.

  2. #2
    Raw Wave Rob Withey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Posts
    2,139
    Quote Originally Posted by llmask
    I just wanted to see who here hadn't experience any problems with their carpc and for how long.
    I haven't experienced any problems with my carpc for nearly 5 years.

    EM586 mobo
    Pentium 233 MMX
    128Mb RAM
    6Gb laptop hard drive
    20x4 VFD
    Homebuilt UIR (Universal Infrared Receiver)
    Homebuilt Power supply
    Very small case (size of a desktop cdrom drive contains everything)
    DOS 6.2 with NDIS network drivers
    Custom software
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

  3. #3
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Grants Pass, OR
    Posts
    58
    Had my first full day with mine running today (just a few things to wrap up cosmetically). Only issue I had was a fast, ****-poor wiring job for my battery isolator shorted and popped a fuse.

    So far no problems. My hard drives are mounted vertically, with the platters oriented the same direction as the car's wheels. I drove pretty recklessly around a couple of our worst roads, and still no problems (and I'm on a stiff aftermarket suspension).

    Hopefully it stays just as stable as it is now... Loving XP with a 12-second total boot time from pressing the button to having MediaCar playing MP3s
    2003 Toyota Camry V6
    Kenwood Excelon 790 HU, VIA C7 + M2-ATX, Xenarc 700TSV, and 5 discreetly installed amps.

  4. #4
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Business Class
    Posts
    60
    I dont mean to threadjack but kgasso, can you tell me more about your low boot times.

    Thanks

    AdamR

  5. #5
    Constant Bitrate saikano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Huntsville AL
    Posts
    151
    werd. i wanna know about low boot times too...it's not nice to say...'oo, look i have low boot time, 12 seconds...yadda yadda' without sharing
    don't let a day go by without finding some wonder in it...

  6. #6
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Grants Pass, OR
    Posts
    58
    It probably helps a lot that it's an Athlon XP 2400+ w/ 512MB of RAM...

    I also have a seperate drive for my OS/Programs and Media. Windows doesn't deal well when the drive it boots off of is pretty full. Once I had everything installed, I defragged the OS drive and pretty much left it as-is. Then went through and disabled just about every service I don't need, and turned off most visual goodies (window shading, themes, etc).

    I pretty much followed along the lines of what was explained at http://www.fixyourwindows.com/optimizewindows.htm and it made a HUGE difference. I couldn't disable everything, since I'm still using LAN connectivity and 802.11 (wireless) services, however, even getting rid of the biggest memory hogs (indexing service, etc) helped a lot...

    As for BIOS startup time, I configured my HDD parameters manually so it won't go searching for them every time I boot (shaves off about 5-6 seconds on my mobo) and have it set to do a quick POST and to only attempt to boot off of the primary drive (no searching for CD-ROM to boot from).
    2003 Toyota Camry V6
    Kenwood Excelon 790 HU, VIA C7 + M2-ATX, Xenarc 700TSV, and 5 discreetly installed amps.

  7. #7
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Bronx
    Posts
    45
    yeah i used that fixyourwindows thing and bootvis timed my power up from hibernation in less than 5 sec.

  8. #8
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    165
    back on topic
    llmask, I have encountered this about 3 times, once being tonight, so you are not the only one this is happening to. Since I'm not very familiar with windows I only assumed it was a configuration issue on my end.

Similar Threads

  1. One more problem with my home PC
    By rave5096 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-30-2002, 10:50 PM
  2. Any problem mounting an inverter in the PC case?
    By lifeboat in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-16-2002, 08:54 PM
  3. ATX PC startup problem
    By SuperMatty in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-28-2001, 11:39 PM
  4. FS: Casio EM500 Pocket PC / 800mhz Desktop PC / Misc
    By gguy in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-07-2001, 08:00 PM
  5. book pc & mpxplay problem
    By megane in forum Software & Software Development
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-14-2000, 03:29 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •