View Full Version : Hey guys. I'm going back to America and I need to remove my G400

21st May 2000, 17:45
That's a long subject huh? Anyway, like it says, I'm going back to America http://geocities.com/r337m0nk3y/cwm/crying.gif , but leaving the comp here. I'm through with Gateway. Before I remove it, is there anything I need to know? Use the uninstall program, remove the card from Device manager, all that crap? I just want to make sure so no problems arise with the Voodoo Banshee I'm putting in for my parents. Yes, don't worry, I'm taking the G400 with me.

You know, I thought this day would never come... words can't express how sad I am right now. I'm leaving so many good friends behind.

21st May 2000, 18:08
Run Matrox's uninstaller. You'll be prompted to restart after it does its thing. Restart.

When you're back in Windows, you'll be prompted to install drivers. Install the driver for Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA). You'll be prompted to restart again. Restart.

When you get back into Windows, you'll be in Standard VGA mode. Open Windows Explorer and run do a search for leftover drivers. Do a search on


Odds are, you won't find anything. If you want to be very careful, do a search through the registry as well.

If you want to be really, really careful, restart and boot into Safe Mode. In Device Manager, cleck to see if your G400 is still listed. If it is, remove it.

Turn the machine off. Remove the G400 and replace it with the Banshee. You'll be prompted for the Banshee's drivers when you boot back into Windows.

Sorry to hear that you have to leave your friends in Korea. In any case, welcome back to California.


[This message has been edited by paulcs (edited 22 May 2000).]

21st May 2000, 18:57
Thanks Paul. You know what I think is the hardest thing? Saying Goodbye. Saying goodbye has to be the hardest thing... I'm a mess right now. Oh well. Life in California is the best it can get, right? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

21st May 2000, 22:06
Where in Cali are you movin to?

As with good-byes... if the friends are important enough, you'll keep in touch with them, otherwise.... But I know, it's a bitch bro.

21st May 2000, 23:19
Muad... near the capitol... Sacramento. I know Paul lives somewhere in or near San Francisco...
Why do you ask? Do you live in Cali?

21st May 2000, 23:34
Goodbyes are hard. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

On the bright side, you're moving back to California, and that can't be all bad.

The weather's been fine this spring, albeit a bit cool. No El Nino or La Nina, however. That's a blessing. I don't think Big Sur can take much more rain.

The reservoirs are full. The economy is stronger than ever (knock on wood). And the ground has been relatively still.

And very soon, both in the north and south, the parades of miniskirts will hit Montgomery Street and Wilshire Blvd. (I'm guessing about Wilshire. I know there are big office buildings there.) And they're ALL California Girls. Every last one.

Unpack your sunglasses, McRhea. Break out the sun screen. Have a burrito. Maybe some sushi. And don't forget your sense of humor in Korea. California welcomes you back.(Umbrella drinks are now being served on the veranda.) http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


[This message has been edited by paulcs (edited 22 May 2000).]

22nd May 2000, 17:26
Welcome to California: In today's news ...
Fatal Crash Shuts Down Highway 5 Near Sacramento
A spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol says a multi-car fatal accident five miles south of Sacramento has closed all southbound lanes of Interstate Highway 5 for the afternoon commute. Officer Lisa Beaudette said, ``There is one person confirmed dead and possibly three.''

The accident was reported at 3:21 p.m. and involved four cars.
This place has gotten so congested that you can't even move. Real tough for somebody who grew up in the Silicon Valley when it was nothing but orchards. Grumble, grumble.

22nd May 2000, 19:00
Yeah, I know Xortam. Doesn't it suck!?! I've spent a good portion of my life in a little Greek village that has maybe 30 cars for all 400 people....

McRhea, I'm in L.A....

22nd May 2000, 19:17
Im in California too. Bakersfield, between LA and Fresno....

Yeah School is almost out! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif
Welcome Back.

22nd May 2000, 20:06
C'mon guys! We're suppose to be cheering McRhea up! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

Whoa! McRhea! I think I just saw a gaggle of surfer girls run past my window. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


22nd May 2000, 20:08
Oops! Sorry! I forgot I was in San Francisco. They were "sex industry workers."

Same thing. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


23rd May 2000, 02:27
Oh yeah. California!


23rd May 2000, 02:35

Feelin' better?

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23rd May 2000, 03:21
look its dancing rats

23rd May 2000, 06:32
hehehe... thanks guys. That cheered me up all right. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif AHHH... good ol' California. I just wish I didn't have to leave my precious girlfriend behind. That's why I'm so sad. *Snif* I'm sure Jorden, Holly, and the rest of you would understand what I'm talking about. Think about leaving your girlfriend or wife in a different country from where you're at... That's what I'm doing, and it HURTS. I mean, REALLY REALL REALLY Hurts. I'm going to miss her SOOOOOO much. My heart breaks everytime I think about it. I leave Korea this coming Sunday, 5/28. Wow... time flys. I wish I could catch time and hold it forever. We're spending every second we can together. She's next to me right now, playing a computer game on my other "not-so-hot" comp. Man I wish I could bring her.

(This is an edit... forgot to spell check... DOH! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif )

[This message has been edited by McRhea (edited 23 May 2000).]

23rd May 2000, 07:03
Thanks for the music... aaaarrrrrgggggghhhhh http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Chris, that was something I wanted to ask you about: The girlfriend. Sorry kid. Yes, I know how you might feel. When I said goodbye at the airport to Holly, I was looking miserable to say the least. And feeling miserable http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

Won't say much more. But I know how you feel.

Edit for: T minus 19 http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by Jorden (edited 23 May 2000).]

23rd May 2000, 11:22
Well, according to my Korean roommate, they "grow em kind of small" over there, don't they? That's what extra large carry ons are for McRhea. You just got to convince her she can fit in the bag... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


23rd May 2000, 12:35
Thanks impact, you and Paul (with his "engineer" sound-bite) have made my day!!! I feel much better. Have a good one! Off to Armadillo Willy's for some bbq!