Hi Master, I am now having the same problem, but cannot ctrl/alt/delete like you said here:
>>>>So I go CTRL+ALT+DEL which it allowed me too, go through the running processes and start taking one after another out, and all...
I have an 8890, have had it since late september 03 and just today, my laptop did the same thing.
For no reason, the whole screen went a lighter shade.... pale if you will.
Have you found any solutions?
Bob Cates from Kitchener Ontario here.
Had the 8890 for about 5 weeks now.
Can't believe I never had a laptop before this.
Guess what, I JUST WON A 40 GB IPOD in a draw.... woo hoo!
external hard drive as well...
I won a 40 gb IPOD... ya hoo!
However, I found this thread after wondering why the heck it won't charge off the firewire cable... frig!
Man the battery doesn't last very long when you do lots of updating/syncing.
The greatest thing is...
Keep us posted James, I have an 8890 too, and am starting to think perhaps I should have a second cheap computer to use in case this happens to me. What really scares me though is that I'll be at sea for 2 months without much access to...
I'm having the same problem.
Its gets kind of ridiculous when you can't hear the movie loud enough WITH / in Headphones... even just in something like a restauraunt.
This is the weakest part of the machine for me, otherwise it rocks.
I used ULEA'sS DVD movie factory 2 and it worked like a charm...
I actually have the full Media Studio Pro 7 ( optimized for hyperthreading) but when I tried to capture, I screwed up the settings twice.... so I tried capturing right...
Hey, with the help of Sager tech, I found the problem, sort of.
To get 5.1 from the spdif when watching dvds, you have to use
Intervideo WinDVD4 (came with pc). When you open it, right click in the window, go to setup, then audio....