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Question: How to open this Forum in a reasonable size

I' running Vista an a new HP Pavilion Laptop, with Firefox as my browser. Everything is falling into place, but when I open this Forum it is so small that I must Zoom in at least three times to get it large enough to read! I don't have this problem with anything else, that I know of. How can I get this site to open in readable size??

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Preferred Solution: How to open this Forum in a reasonable size

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: How to open this Forum in a reasonable size

there is a little drop down tab at the bottom left of this forum that may help

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Pulling my hair out here...

I just got a new monitor, and while installing that accidentally uninstalled the network card. Whoops. Talked to tech support and they said I had to do a reinstall of Windows to get it back, pretty much. So I did, checking "keep files". All went well, until I tried to get into my files. I used to share this computer with others so all of my files under "My Documents" were unshareable under the old system - I'm assuming that's why, when I tried to get to *my* user data, it kept telling me no. After some searching, I found a webpage telling me to reboot in safe mode, go into the folder properties, and reset the owner of those files to my new profile. I did, and everything was restored - except that the files in My Pictures and My Music are all still unaccessible. I can get to them, I can view them, the properties show that they have sizes which seem reasonable for full, normal files - but when I open any of my photos I get nothing - in the Windows Picture and Fax viewer, for instance, I get "no preview available". I've tried renaming the files, moving them, copying them, e-mailing them - nothing. The music files are the same - look normal, but when I try and play them they open up as a 0 second music file. Name and info is available, but no music.

In short: any help vastly appreciated. This is the second time in two years I've lost my vacation photos, last year my camera got stolen Maybe I need to ... Read more

Answer:files present, have a reasonable size, do not open

As an aside, save all your pictures to CD or some other source, and then you can access them with almost any viewer...
 

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I imagine this is a simple setting adjustment as well, but presently when I click on google or a forum such as this one they all open minimized and I continually have to hit the Max icon in the upper right???Is there something that I am missing here that could speed up my process and get me into the full screen Mode??Again thankyou for your time and I look forward to suggestions.Cheers with kind regards.(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Answer:How To Get Forum To Open In Max Size?

Next time you open it....maximize it, then go to File > Close....then reopen and see if it is at max.

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I wanted to hear some opinions about the situation in the office I work in.

Recently we changed accounting software and my advice to change to Office 365 was rejected. Still all 15 employees want their emails to be safe and backed up.
Some employees don't delete their emails, so I end up with approximately 10 GB PST-file size per year per user. Of course I split them year by year. The problem is that they want to keep even pst files from 5 or more years ago. Always available. My idea is now, that I make a one time backup copy of recent years and a daily backup of the actual year.
I made some tries already with EaseUS. But I'm not satisfied.
I'd prefer not to schedule it and leave it up to the employee to decide when to make the backup. So, let's say the employee leaves earlier for some reason why leaving the PC on until 7 pm or so? Also a power cut could prevent that scheduled backup entirely from happening.
Here's a list of what I need the backup software to be able to do:

- Start the whole backup process with a double-click on an icon (on the desktop). EaseUS needs more steps incl. always having to set the Shutdown option manually.
- On the destination file storage or NAS I want to overwrite the previous file, not to create version after version. Or even better: Create a new version but delete the old version afterwards. PSTs are really a hard case since you can't really make incremental backups. I also doubt that some employees will understa... Read more

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  I have a question about the file size in my documents. I put it here in "Vista" because that's my OS, and lack of knowledge as to where I should ask this question. So if I'm in the wrong forum, I apologize to the Moderators in advance.
 
  Okay, here's the question:
 
I have an "NTI DataCD" download file in documents. It says that the document Size is 1.97KB (2.025 bytes) but is 4.00KB (4.096 bytes) Size on Disk.
 
 Why is it so much larger on the disk? Is it because the download file in documents is just the information about the program, but the size on the disk is the actual size of the program itself?
 
I realize this may be a really ignorant question to most of the people here. Especially seeings how I can actually format and reload an OS on old PCs and figure out how to fix a whole lot of PC problems. I used an old DOS book to repair my first 3.0 Windows lap top(that thing weighed a good 5 pounds! haha) way back when. Even though I was told "Ahhh, you should not mess with DOS!" and "Are you crazy, you don't even know what Windows or My Computer means! Let alone what an operating system is!" But I did it anyways because all there was on the laptop when I turned it on was 1 blinking line. I used a notebook and an ink pen because I did not know about printers yet either. (remember this was way way back in the early to mid 90's) But I finally out of frustration as to figure out why it had just a blinking line, I wrote the word "help". A... Read more

Answer:Document size?(warning! this may not be in the rigt forum)(sorry!)

The file system has a minimum amount of space that can be allocated to a file - with a standard NTFS file system that minimum is 4KB(4096 bytes). So any file which needs less space than 4kb will still be issued that much space, although the data won't fill it.
 
These basic building blocks of the storage system (of which 1 is the smallest space available) are called Allocation Units or Clusters. Unless a file size is an exact multiple of the cluster size, the space it occupies on disk will always be a bit greater than the actual file size.
 
A less efficient file system such as FAT32 will experience this effect much more for larger drive sizes - above 32GB the cluster size is 32KB, so your 1.97KB file would occupy 32KB of space!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3275 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7560D, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (119 GB Free); D: 761 GB (570 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., K30BF_M32BF_A_F_K31BF
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

Answer:increase print size in forum to be able to read

Great that you have provided your system information
Brevity is commendable but
increase print size in forum to be able to readClick to expand...

please provide something more than that

Your post in a forum
Reading posts in a forum
etc.
to read - change zoom level on browser
On IE lower right magnifying glass
 

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Something strange has happened when viewing a forum that I regularly visit (www.diynot.com). For some reason, it has started viewing it differently, ie. the font size is smaller. The font size on the normal threads of this site are a little smaller, but on the search function and search results, it's miniscule. The font size could be smaller on other sites, it's just that I use DIYnot a lot, so quite noticeable. The browser is IE8.

I've tried changing the text size in 'Appearance And Personalisation', but then everything looks odd going from the normal 100% setting up to 125%.

Why would my pc suddenly start viewing this site differently? I have asked other users on the site, but they haven't seen any changes. I have noticed other small detail changes - non important stuff, like detailing on the site that wasn't there the day before, eg. dark framing suddenly appeared around post title and message on the post a reply page - see arrows on image below -



It's like my pc is suddenly interpreting the site differently. One thing that may be responsible, is the same day all this happened, my pc had a lot of application updates that I had to restart the pc after they were received. I wonder if this has changed something.

With this in mind, I wonder if it is worth doing a system restore to a couple of days before the application updates and the problems started? Is it a good idea, or will it cause other problems?

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Answer:Why Has Font Size Changed When Viewing A Certain Forum Website?

I think this may have been caused by accidentally zooming out. So I recommend that, while you are on www.diynot.com, press Ctrl+0. This is the keyboard shortcut to reset the zoom level back to 100%.

You see, zooming can be done accidentally by scrolling with your mouse wheel while holding down the Ctrl key. Worse yet, it might be remembering the zoom level for that site only while using 100% for the rest.

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How do I open a link to open an email to the person by the persons Name on this forum nine does show that The page cannot be found Bill

Answer:How do I open a link to open Emails on this forum

It's an error that has occurred since the site was revamped this afternoon.No doubt it will be fixed in due course.

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Question: New Forum open

Speakers Corner click here courtesy of crx1600

Answer:New Forum open

Still says it the "NewsRoom" here,although it gets me to "Speakers Corner" eventually.(not your link I'm meaning,the ones at the top of each page)

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So i frequent this forum and while chaning pages it just bugs out and an error message pops out

Not Found
The requested URL /forum was not found on this server.

or

No site configured at this address

It works fine for other people, i checked google and did everything i could find, restarted my connection and deleted my cache/cookies/history, so does anyone have a solution?
 

Answer:Can't open a forum i frequent

By the way, i tried on chrome and firefox
 

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Question: HTML Open Forum

I am trying to make a website for a friend who passed. I would like to make a type of open forum so that people can leave pictures and stories and what not. I got the domain name and all that. I was looking around to find some html code to make a open forum and could not find any. Any help would be much appreciated. I will be using notepad or frontpage or similar programs.
 

Answer:HTML Open Forum

I would recommend that you use phpBB as a good way to help post pics, etc, for your friend. I'm sorry to hear about this.

I'd recommend you use http://www.bluehost.com/ or http://www.servage.net/ for your hosting needs. I would personally recommend Servage.net.

If you need help setting up the forums, etc, the support staff at either one of these places should be able to provide adequate help. I'm sure someone here would be willing to help, and I would be willing to more than help you out if you need any help with setting these forums up.
 

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Answer:The Networking Forum is now open for business

Thank you

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I need to get into this forum so that I can moderate it but IE keeps dropping the ball. I can get it to go to open the main forum page ( http://www.myleague.com/php/page.ph...&lng=eng&l=poker_friends&g=gamer&svr=cgi6&pl= ) but if I click a post to read it just says "Applet mflip started" in the status bar and goes to "Page Can Not Be Found". Here is an example post for you guys ( http://www.myleague.com/php/page.php?p=msg&t=myleague&lng=eng&l=poker_friends&g=gamer&m=7&svr=cgi6 ). On the rare occasions that I can get the page open to read the post it is still only half loaded because the text boxes do not load to let me reply if I needed to. I have my security level on medium which seems to be as low as IE will let me set it, third party and session cookies are accepted plus I am using Sun Java.
I installed Mozilla Firefox to see if it would get in and it will but it also has problems with the page too. Firefox gets 100% loaded but it just takes a while. I would rather use IE to access the page though because of the Earthlink add-ons that really make IE a great browser for me since I'm on dialup and need all the help I can get. Earthlink has a web accelerator built into IE that makes surfing almost 5x faster, built in pop up blocker that works very well and beat Microsoft by 2 years, built in spyware/adware blocker, spam blocker, virus blocker and a FTP client for all my web sites. Even though Firefox ... Read more

Answer:Can't get IE to open a forum page that I moderate! Help! Please!

I'm just raising my hand lol.
 

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Answer:Forum links are slow to open

I have DSL it is fairly quick most of the time but lately i have noticed when i am here it takes ages to open any links, it just took over a minute to open a link, clicking on some topic takes an age also, is it me or is every one having the same problem. (my spec. 512 440ddr ran, athlon 2000, abit kt7 max2 mb) even trying to post this takes nearly 2 minutes, i know because i posted this in the wrong place, sorry

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cannot open up some thing that come in in doc.....
 

Answer:convert doc. to something that will open doc (Moved from XP forum)

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Selecting a certain 'click here' in the forum opens my gmail account. Trying other 'click here' gives the desired result. Just as a safety measure I will shut down my browser and look in a little later to see if I have a security problem.

Answer:Selecting a certain 'click here' in the forum open

There is an update for firefox 46.01 just in case you are using that.I dont suppose you want to share what Click here it is to see if it does the same for all of us. I mean gives us our e-mail and not yours.

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Ok, I'm sure when you guys saw that old standard of a thread topic you guys's first thought was "oh boy, here we go again." But I dunno, I feel like a got a particularly perplexing problem. I'll give the basic story and fill you in on the grittier details if necessary.

I'm running XP Home Edition, it pretty much looks like Windows 2000. The Internet Explorer I have is version 6. So a few days ago I get this virus. I run my Anti-Virus and it quarantines some stuff it classifies as Adware. Whenever I try to delete said nasties it says I can't for various reasons.

I try to bring up Mozilla. Nothing happens. I try to bring up IE and it opens for a split second and closes again, I'm sure you guys have heard of this before. So I figure I'd run a few more virus-getters for a second opinion. From another computer I network over a few installs, and they also, for the most part, refuse to open (I did the same thing with re-installing Mozilla, it would install, but it still wouldn't open.)

I've been plundering various forums and trying various fixes to no avail. The longer I'm at this the more infuriating it gets. So I'd figure I'd drop my own message here to see if you guys can suggest me any fixes I haven't already tried.

I'd greatly appreciate your time and my head would greatly appreciate some time without it being scratched,

John

Answer:Internet won't open (in the right forum this time.)

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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After months of build-up, AMD has finally unveiled its true next generation graphics card. The Radeon R9 Fury X broke cover at E3 last week and the review embargo lifted just days ago. While it's not the Titan killer some...

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Answer:Weekend Open Forum: AMD or Nvidia?

And it starts!
Started with amd 7970
Then went nvidia 770sli now 980ti.
I just really like the physx and 3d nvision
 

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xp home sp3 fully updated i'm unable to open any click here on the pc advisor forum i just get a redirect which comes up with a blank page, have scaned with malwarebytes & super antispyware also using spywareblaster, i did have spybot s&d but have deleted it which made no difference, also using hosts file,avast antivirus,never used to have this problem before

Answer:unable to open click here on the forum

Have you tried clicking with the Ctl key held down?

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Anyone that spends a considerable amount of time in front of a monitor can attest that finding the right mouse is a must. While there are plenty of boxes to tick when searching for a suitable pointer, for me, it...

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Answer:Weekend Open Forum: What kind of mouse do you use?

Roccat Kone XTD (laser). It's the best mouse I've had so far. My Death Adder has been demoted to closet duty.
 

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Modern browsers can add all sorts of functionality beyond their stock feature set through the use of extensions. From security enhancements, to productivity-centric tools, utilitarian plug-ins for all sorts of niches and more. But while there are a few well-known...

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Answer:Weekend Open Forum: Your must have browser extensions

AdBlock and HTTPS Everywhere. Everyone knows about AdBlock, but HTTPS Everywhere (or HTTPS Anywhere on Firefox) is a plugin that forces encrypted sessions to websites that support SSL/TLS. Absolutely love it.
 

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With Broadwell and Skylake desktop CPUs expected to launch next quarter, the urge to upgrade my computer has never been stronger.

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Answer:Weekend Open Forum: What CPU powers your computer?

Got an i5-2500k in my gaming computer, and a C2Q Q8200 in my home server. Because of the small enclosures they are in I have not overclocked them, with the watercooled 2500k being in a Prodigy case stuffed to the gills, and the Q8200 is in a 2U rack case.

Not sure about the server, but I know with Star Citizen in the distant horizon, I'm very compelled to upgrade around the end of the year. This is driven less by my CPU and more by my graphics card (watercooled GTX 570) and memory, which I only have 8GB.

edit: oh yeah, and my XPS 12 has an i5-4210.
 

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this no longer seems to happen this morning, as i find that if i click a link in the forum now the existing page changes to the new subject whereas before it would open in another window, have had a look at folder options but no joy, any ideas? xp pro sp2 ie6johnny,

Answer:clicking links in forum used to open another windo

Which browser are you using?

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This only started today, so I wondered if it is just a side-effect of the major changes, and hopefully temporary.Any "click here" opens in the same tab, thus navigating away from PCA. They used to open in a new tab as you would expect. I haven't knowingly changed any settings.Is anyone else getting the same thing?

Answer:Forum links viewed in Opera open in same tab

Anyone?

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The files are,HTTP type ? catergory=4 file.I used to be able to open them with "MS Office 200 Word" by R/cicking on "Message file" and Using "Open with",Word, but I can no longer do this and I havent a clue why. For some reason "Word is no longer shown in the list of programs...Even searching through,"Browse".I have run the repair option under "Help",with no joy.I also used to be able to open the files by going,Start- All Programs- Microsoft word-,then-File-Open,the needed document.Is there an easy way around this? I can open any other web pages nomally. Please Help!

Answer:Cannot open Delphi forum files to read offline.

re-download them ,they may be corrupted they should open in your browser by default.

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On trying to open PC Advisor saved pages I receive the waning that ?IE has encountered a problem & needs to close?. Other pages saved from the Web open OK but not PCA pages. Has anyone any idea why this is happening?

Answer:Unable to open saved PC Advisor forum pages

Security and privicy settings too high?Tools - internet options - security (medium - privicy (medium high)

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A factory AMD or Intel heatsink is something I simply won't consider when building a computer. I acquired my first aftermarket cooler 15 years ago to assist in overclocking an AMD Athlon 500 (it reached 800MHz with help from a...

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Answer:Weekend Open Forum: What heatsink / water kit cools your computer?

Mine is water cooled. Except instead of liquid its solid. And instead of water its aluminum. And instead of a pump its got a fan. Its actually a laptop.
 

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I downloaded an anti Malware program (ADWCleaner) last night and had to reboot after the scan and removal, which seemed normal enough. But after it shut down i cant open my laptop. I type in my password and it attempts to load but only reboots all over again as "windows ran into an error and needs to restart".
I have files i cant replace in them. Ive removed the battery. Didnt work. What can i do to get through???
 

Answer:Wont open past login screen. Help please. (moved from W10 forum)

i have moved to general security as its an adwareclean issue
Make and model of the PC
Did the PC also try to do any windows updates on the reboot ?
can you boot in safe mode
Depending on the model , this may be using F8, Shift+F8, F10 or F12 as the machine boots
 

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I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium & use Firefox v 26 as my web browser. I just up-dated to FF v 26 from v 22 where i also had the problem.
  Every now & again,if i left click on a web page or a photo / item within a webpage,or if i'm in a music forum which i visit daily & left click on a topic to view it,the page or 'whatever' doesn't open,the PC returns directly to my desktop display.This only occurs in FF,not in IE v8. Also,it doesn't happen if i select  'open in a new tab' using FF. Within FF i have selected the tab option ''open new windows in a new tab instead''
which usually works fine,but now & then,the required items don't open anywhere & i'm gazing at my desktop once more.
  Have you any idea regarding any setting(s)  that might require re-setting or anything at all that might be causing this to happen ?,
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Answer:Left click to open web pages or 'forum' topics returns PC to Desktop

So are you saying that Firefox crashes?

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Сan some one help me to open my pst file which I had cut copied while moving on to new Laptop, now I cannot open this file in outlook 2010. I tried repairing the file using scanpst and other demo version from kernel and other software... most of them say "not a valid pst file" Please help me as the date in this pst is important.
 

Answer:I cannot open archieved pst file in outlook 2010 (moved from Vista forum)

Please explain how you tried to access those .pst files from OL 2010 so far, including exactly what third party utilities you have used and if you still have the original computer or at least a backup image of it.
Is your current OL2010 configured with the exact same profile used to create the original .pst files?
 

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in attempting to update AVG to the 2011 version click here but have reached a point where I am now looking for a competent replacement. I know there are several around but having not used them I would appreciate information on the experience of others.I am considering Comodo and Avast at this stage but any advice would be welcome.Many thanks in anticipation.

Answer:I have been more than reasonable

We have been using MS security essentials and windows own firewall since we purchased a lap top seems to work very well no problems and does not slow the l/top down. will be changing over the desk top next as this works well.

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Hi all,

I'm currently looking into buying a new server for the company I'm interning at. The issue is I'm somewhat clueless about IT in general, so I'm concerned an offer I've received for a Dell PowerEdge T430 server which I've pasted below is a rip off. The price I've been quoted is $4020,10.

Here are the specs:
"Server Dell PowerEdge T430 8B, (1)*Intel Xeon E5-2630v4 Processor (2.2GHz, 10C, 25MB, 8.0GT/s QPI, 85W), 32GB (2x16GB) 2400MHz RDIMM, PERC H330, DVD+/-RW, (2)*1TB SATA 6Gbps 7.2k 3.5" HD Hot Plug (up to 8x3.5"HDD), Broadcom 5720 GbE Dual Port on board, IDRAC8 Ent., (2)*750W, No Rails, 3y NBD"

Any advice would be very much appreciated!

Also if it helps the initial uses of the server would be secure data storage, hosting an email service for 12 staff members, and if possible setting up a hybrid disaster recovery solution, for instance linking the service to a cloud based service like Microsoft Azure.

If anyone out there can suggest a cheaper and viable alternative that would be ace!

Best regards,

James
 

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Good Afternoon, Gentlemen,
I am sorely, at least I think so, of the sound advice that you hand out, on a very regular basis.
I have had an Acer Aspire One 722-C62kk with an 11.6” screen and 4GB for a couple of years. And it has done – and is doing – the job I wanted it to do; namely to take on holidays with us so we can keep in touch with friends whilst on the holiday. But we are just back from 2 weeks in Lanzarote and I must admit that I have found it s-l-o-w. I do not know anything about chips and, therefore, would be very grateful if someone could recommend a notebook with a faster chip in it. This is where I will probably annoy some of you: I would like one that is 5 to 10 times faster!! Also I am not looking for a new notebook – these all seem to come with Windows 10 which I do not like – but a second hand one with Windows 7 preferably 64Bit Home Premium or similar with USB 3.0 port(s). I am quite willing to go to £100, but for a good one am willing to stretch up to £200. If a company that trades in second hand notebooks has options and any of you know a reasonably reliable one that would also be helpful.
I know I am being picky, but at my time of life I am getting more and more specific and that is why I am asking you gentlemen.
Any and all – no matter how rude – replies will be very gratefully received.

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I put a bios password on my harddrive and it isn't accepting it and it accepts the hdd user password and they the same password...now my hdd Is saying frozen in the bios...I have my dead family member pics on there and music...I can prove it's my harddrive please someone help...I can't erase my stuff off...I also bought a external hard drive case so I can back up my data. I will be off work.....thanks and God blessedited by moderator: Removed phone #

Answer:can someone please help me...I will gladly pay reasonable

No money or phone numbers needed, I'm in Australia.How To Remove, Clear, Reveal, Unlock or Reset BIOS Security Passwordhttps://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-...

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OK, I did my homework, so is this all I'm gonna need (in addition to safe surfing practices)?OS:....................................... ...........Windows XP Pro (version 5.1) SP3anti-virus:....................................... ..Avast Free 5.0.418firewall:....................................... ......PC Tools Firewall Plus Free 6.0.0.74anti-malware blocker:..........................SpywareBlaste r 4.2anti-malware scanner / removers:..........Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44 freeware....................................... ................SUPERAntiSpyware freeware 4.33.1000clean-up utility:..................................Glary Utilities 2.20.0.831browser:....................................... .....Internet Explorer 8Assuming IE8 is like IE7, here are the security settings I'll use:* Zone: Trusted sites   * Security level for this zone: Medium-high* Zone: Internet   * Security level for this zone: High <-- Medium-high to download^   * Custom Level button :      * ActiveX controls and plug-ins:         * Download signed ActiveX controls??????????????????????..Prompt         * Download unsigned ActiveX controls????????????????.????..Disable         * Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting?..Disable         * Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins????????????????....?????Enable   ... Read more

Answer:Is this enough to keep me reasonable safe?

You're fine.

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Question: Reasonable prices?

What would be a reasonable price to "reimage" a machine?
(ie wipe off all the trojans/adware/spyware)

Reimage including databackup and a reinstall of the os and drivers.

Data backup being a loose sense of the term and including just music, photos, documents, email, and favorites, and just to be nice also throwing on a few apps that are essential...itunes, aim, firefox, spybot,antivirus of choice.

I know geek squad's prices...and they are...about on par I'd say for the amount of time it takes to do all of the above but what do you guys think?
 

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OK, I did my homework, so is this all I'm gonna need (in addition to safe surfing)?

OS: Windows XP Pro (version 5.1) SP3
anti-virus: Avast Free 5.0.418
firewall: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free 6.0.0.74
anti-malware blocker: SpywareBlaster 4.2
anti-malware scanner / removers: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44 freeware
SUPERAntiSpyware freeware 4.33.1000
clean-up utility: Glary Utilities 2.20.0.831
browser: Internet Explorer 8

Assuming IE8 is like IE7, here are the security settings I'll use:

Trusted sites security level: Medium-high
Internet security level: High <-- Medium-high to download^

ActiveX controls and plug-ins:
* Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
* Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disable
* Initialize & script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disable
* Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Enable
* Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting: Enable

Miscellaneous:
* Installation of desktop items: Prompt
* Launching programs and files in an IFRAME: Prompt
* Navigate sub-frames across different domains: Prompt

^ For some reason, IE7 requires me to do this even at a Trusted Site and even with:
1. "require server verification..." unselected, and
2. Security level for Trusted sites zone set at Medium-high.

And if my NetGear WGR614v6 wire... Read more

Answer:Is this enough to keep me reasonable safe?

Moved your thread to software considering you are not crying out directly for malware removal
 

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Hey all,

I've been running my system under full load for twenty minutes.

I've got RMClock, CPU-Z and ATITool open to monitor, and I'm also using Orthos to stress my RAM and my CPU.

Temperatures:

LeadTek 7950GT TDH 256MB -- 90 degrees
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz -- 48 degrees [won't let me overclock yet, it's running at stock speeds with a Zalman heatsink].
Transcend 1066 2 x 1GB -- 64 degrees

These temperatures seem all right for twenty minutes of full load? I'm scrambling to find a VGA heatsink at a local store, but I've been told a graphics card of this power can safely handle temperatures of up to 100 degrees.

Charles
 

Answer:Temperatures Reasonable?

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Do you think it`s possible?My friends mother is asking me if i can get a PC with the usual extras (ie modem, keyboard, mouse, speakers etc) with reasonably good graphics, cd re-writer, dvd rom, 17" monitor & printer....I`ve been looking but I don`t seem to get [email protected] the moment I`m trying to build another very basic computer for my wifes friend....(she only wants to pay £150---no monitor) & that`s been hard enough.Thank you in advance for any feedback

Answer:Looking for reasonable PC with extras around £400

NO WAY

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I keep hearing people who have fairly modern PC's (although perhaps lacking a good graphics card) talking about buying a PS3. I would like to tell them that they should really consider spending $200 to $250 for a new video card and using their PC to play games thereby saving themselves the much larger cost of a PS3.

Is this reasonable advice? If they were to upgrade an Intel P4 (3.2 MHz with adequate memory, hard drive, sound quality, etc.) by buying a fairly good quality video card, would that put the machine into a comparable quality such that it would run most games available for the PC such that it would compare fairly well to those same games running on the PS3?

It doesn't have to be extremely high quality. I'd just like to know if it would be reasonably accurate to say that upgrading a fairly modern PC (with a P4 CPU - not a Celeron) with a good quality video card would put it into roughly the same level of performance for playing games as the PS3.
 

Answer:Would you consider this advice to be reasonable?

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-PROBOO...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-250-G1...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
 

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This is NOT a serious problem, just more of an annoyance which is intriguing me.
With 4gb ram, a reasonable dual processor and graphics card, one would expect a reasonably good performance whatever the case.
My automatic startup consists of just Avast AV, Java, and Malwarebytes although l also get additional icons on the taskbar for the Network and Sharing Center and Action Center.
I use Firefox as my main browser.
I also use SuperAntiSpyware, CCleaner, and Defraggler reasonably frequently, so l know that my system is clear of any junk, malware, spyware, and that no viruses are present.
I fire the system up in the morning, bring up Firefox and all is fine, and reasonably quick.
Do a fair amount of downloading using the MiPony download manager to access rapidshare files, but with my crap connection, the max download speed seems to hover around the 280kbs mark.
I may also have two FF sessions on the go, as well as the downloading, so whatever l do after that seems to really slow the system down.
I have even run ConvertX at the same time as all of the above and the system came to a near grinding halt.
Now l know that all of the above are processor/ram hungry but surely with my specs the computer should more than cope?
Maybe l'm missing something obvious or my dual processor system just cannot cope with more than two ram hungry programs running at the same time.
Has anyone got any ideas or do l just have to live with it.

Answer:Any way of speeding up a pc with reasonable specs?

Hello Willy,

You could pick and choose between the options in the tutorial below to try and speed up the performance of your system some.

Optimize Windows 7

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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A long tale of woe that ends with some questions. Please bare with me in the background explanation.

For over a year I've been having occasional flurries of crashes, hangs and (rarely) BSODs. Months would go by with no problem, then dozens of crashes or hangs in a week. The event logs and rare dumps have not been helpful. People here said it sounded like hardware problem, but no diagnostics I ran could find a problem.

I took it to a pc repair shop which could find no hardware problem (and of course it would not crash or hang for them). The suggested (as did people on this forum) that it probably was ZoneAlarm Internet Security. They installed the Kaspersky Internet Security product (for a fee, of course) and said that should fix the problems. 2 days later it froze 3 times and did automatic reboots 5 times.

I took it back. It still wouldn't crash or hang for them. They said Windows probably needed to be reinstalled - that my update from Win7 Home to Pro corrupted something. Rather than mess up the installation again I asked them to do it (for a fee, of course).

During their attempts to reinstall Windows it started crashing for them. They succeeded on their 3rd attempt, ran some more tests, checked the configuration, and found problems with the ram. They said ram I had was incompatible with the mother board and buggy, but the problems could not be detected by the diagnostics. They also said they had to reinstall Windows a 4th time because the 3rd reinstallation ... Read more

Answer:Reasonable explanation for crashes?

OCZ is high quality, but it is also one of the least compatible memories on the market (meaning it works properly with the fewest hardware configurations)
I use it personally and have for years with no complaint. ...and certainly without the problems you describe, though I always verify the motherboard/ram compatibility before I purchase a motherboard.

If the ram is actually bad it can cause any number of seemingly unrelated problems and errors. Since basically everything processes through the ram and it can be only one stick or one specific memory address on a stick that actually causes the problem. It's possible this bad address can go for months without being used until a specific set of circumstances pops up.

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This morning yet again I found it impossible to open my Broadband although eventually it staggered into life sufficiently for me to open a Broadband Speed check wherein I obtained 55.27 Download and 9 Upload.
Could someone please tell me if that is a good, bad or indifferent speed?
I contacted my Broadband supplier and the system is at the moment great.

Answer:What is a reasonable Broadband speed?

Sorta depends on what you're paying for. Faster than anything I get

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I subscribe to Norton 360 but have got the trojan Antivirus XP 2008 with its annoying porn popups and messages. Via the chat facility, Norton advisors have removed part of the problem remotely but the popups have come back and other irritations, like slow running remain.They have now escalated my call to their virus specialist and want to charge me £70 for a detailed consultation plus check of the PC and clean up. Am I being reasonable thinking that Norton 360 should have stopped the trojan in the first place and it's a bit much having to pay them to clean up. The adviser was quite aggressive saying that I should have this done straight away otherwise I might spread the virus on the internet and my ISP will cut me off.I'd be grateful for views on Norton's stance.

Answer:Antivirus XP & Norton 360 - Reasonable?

Do a quick Google for "Antivirus XP 2008", have a look at the first hit from bleepingcomputer, should be able to sort it yourself.Google is your friend.

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Hello Everyone, I have a compaq 5wv-280 machine that has an AMD Athlon 900mhz processor in it. I'am able to go as high as a 1.4gig athlon thunderbird processor. My machine has 200mhz (FSB) I see that this processor is pretty expensive yet. Can anyone tell me where i can save a few dollars on one of these? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, E J FITZ
 

Answer:Looking for a reasonable place to buy a processor.

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Some folks may have read my other thread... About a Dell laptop that needs $1,000 of repairs 25 months after purchase.MOST products, you would expect to last at least five years before wearing out - washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, should last even longer, and they take serious abuse!... A quick inventory of my house has The same EQ I bought in 9th grade (I won't say how old it is, ahem, but it was Made in USA, and "Tattoo You" and "Moving Pictures" were the new albums I played on it!) A VCR I bought in 1994, playing through A TV I bought in 1990 Guitar amp bought in 1979 Now, I understand that technology becomes obsolete pretty quickly, but really... How long should the hardware last? I had a cassette player go bad after 12+ years - it was a bummer, but 12 years seems reasonable.So, I'd like to open up this question:[size=16]HOW LONG should a piece of computer hardware REASONABLY last?[/size]

Answer:Reasonable Obsolescence - A Survey

Well, that depend on how well made it was... If you got a "cheepie" laptop, then usually, you get what you pay for...[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Is this a reasonable graphics card?

ATI RADEON 9800 Pro 256Mb AGP

It will be used with a Gigabyte 8VM800PMD-775 mobo

on a 2.8ghz celeron with 1gb Ram, 200gb hdd

regards,

Korrupt
 

Answer:Is this a reasonable graphics card?

How much does it cost?
I recommend a 6600GT video card. It should costly almost the same, and you get a lot more performance.

The two bad things are these:

a) You must have a good, quality 300-350 power supply, from a good, well-known manufacturer, with at least 20 A on the 12V rail, in order to have a stable computer.

b) The performance of a 9800 PRO or a 6600GT will be limited by your current CPU (is it a Celeron D or a Celeron?).

Good luck!
 

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I have four rather old HDDs that are either not recognized by the system or that cause computer shut down when connected.

Is it reasonable to attempt to repair these? It is my understanding that the majority of all HDD failures are electrical and not mechanical. If this is true, then I would conclude that most problems are caused by the replaceable control board on the HD.

BTW I have a circuit board on order to attempt the repair of a 250GByte Seagate HD (a Barracuda 7200.10).

This HD seems to be an ideal candidate for home repair because it immediately shuts down the computer when power is applied. There is a direct short from the HDs' 5 volt input pin to ground. That short circuit exists even when the board is removed from the HD.

Obtaining an exact replacement seems to be the trick. I 'think' I have done that.
 

Answer:Is It Reasonable/Sensible to Attempt to Repair a HDD

It's not as simple as replacing the PCB on most modern drives, you may also have to move the original ROM chip or firmware that contains the specific drive parameters to the new PCB. Unlike older drives, new drives are all slightly different and unique. With the 7200.10 a PCB swap may work because its an older drive.
 

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I have scanned this site with no results plus tried putting ISP/costs/availabilty in Google to no avail. Can someone suggest an ISP for my daughter who wants one to use from say 8pm to 8am? As she can only access it at these times a 24/7 supply is not wanted. Broadband is not an option because of the cost.

Answer:Reliable ISP at a reasonable cost.

Hi.How about Freeserve Pay As You Go? click here

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Noticed today that switches with 10 GbE ports are starting to become quite low in price on eBay. Is this a sign that the price is finally starting to move or are these switches junk, lacking features or not usable to attach a server or two and start playing with the speeds?

I'm mostly seeing HP 2900's but there are others too.

edit: maybe there are just rear stacking ports? The fronts must just be sfp 1 GbE?
 

Answer:10 GbE starting to become reasonable for home?

ProCurve 2900s have normal gig ports for connecting to clients.
 

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A four month old mid-range factory built computer.Functions exactly as it should, but ignoring the sound advice "If it aint broke don't fix it" i would like it to sound less like a collection of busy fans, which it has!I am prepared to spend some more and replace the PSU, CPU's fan and even the case fan.The video card fan seems blameless, stalling for one moment doesn't change the rushing noise.The PSU is probably the most justifiable replacement. It is a bog standard ATX of 300w.I wonder if click here will do the trick. (5th down the list) the 435W job)?The case fan is a standard affair drawing warm air and pushing it out of the back. It is possibly an 8cm fan (approx 7cm between screws) and draws its power from the mobo.Probably not contributing much windrush but suggestions welcome?The CPU fan sits naked on a sort of 4 legged gantry over a very elaborate dome of fine fins and Intel trade mark. Doesn't seem responsible for much noise, but again, any comments.

Answer:In the name of silence or reasonable quiet

are you positive it aint the graphics cooler as mines noisy as hell! you could always invest in some heat pipes that will cut out most of the noise!

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I'm getting about 40 min. running time from my Vaio laptop with NO energy saving features enabled, and frequent HD access. Is this about what you'd expect?
 

Answer:reasonable battery capacity?

It sound kind of short are old is your battery if more then 2 years it's time for a change.....
 

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I realize that this is a bit of a vague question as it depends on so many things, I would just like a guideline.Pent4 2g/768mem/XPpro/quite a few progs run on startup.How long from pressing the restart to up and running again?Any comments pleaseRay

Answer:What is a reasonable restart time?

About 2 minutes in total here. Four users.If the PC hasn't been shut down or restarted for several days, it takes more time for Windows to shut down all running processes.Once Windows has actually shut down all processes, it takes about 45 seconds for it to go through the restart/boot-up before getting back to the Welcome screen.

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I have a new 23" monitor. When I go on the internet, the first screen to pop up displays wider and shorter than I want. I always have to resize it manually. I don't want to fill my entire monitor. Can I do something to set it to open the size I want?

Answer:web page does not open in the size I want.

Do you mean the web browser itself opens in dimensions different than you want, or a web page you're viewing?If you're talking about the browser itself, right-click the shortcut you use to open it, and go to Properties. On the Shortcut tab, next to Run, change it from Maximized window to Normal window. Then modify the dimensions of the web browser the way you want. Next time you open it via that shortcut, it should open to the proper size.

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Presario computer Media OS

How can I control the size of the window when IE is opened? It opens very small, I size it correctly for our needs but then the next time the computer is booted up and IE opened for the web, the small window size starts again?
How can I set it so it opens full screen everytime without resizing?

Answer:window size when IE open

An easy fix is to open IE, Press Shift and click on the link (which will open in a new window), press alt+tab to go back to the first window, close it, back to the new window you just opened, resize and reposition it then close it. It should open in the same state you left it in from here onwards. If it doesn't work, post back.

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How can I get IE to always open a new window the max size without having to click that square in the upper right corner each time ?
 

Answer:How can I get IE to always open new window max size

If you use the quick launch icon then first right click it and in the properties/ run / box set it to maximized then apply. Close and reopen..
 

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Even if i readjust it after opening on reopening the window size is like 4" x 5" not full size.
I'm sure it's something small

Thanks
 

Answer:With IE why does it open in a small size ?

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Way back in the dark ages of XP to get IE to open to nearly full screen every time instead of the smaller dfault size I used the Drag the sides method rather the the maximise button. This worked OK in XP but not in Win 7 running IE 8. Very frustrating!
The answer is to set your size by dragging then hold down the Alt key and press the "X" close button. Next time you open that link it will open the the size it was when you closed it!
If you want it to happen in all windows of IE 8 then in IE 8 click Tools, Internet Options, Go down to Tabs click Settings and check the button "Always open Pop up in a new window" and below that "A new tab in the current window"
Hope some may find that useful!

Answer:Always open IE 8 in a size of your choice.

I'm sure that will be very useful to IE8 users! I've always had a hard time getting any program to remember my size/location prefs for the window.

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I believe that I have an on-board graphics card installed on my computer. Previously I was able to use Google Earth, but for some unknown reason I was no longer able to use this programme. Various alternatives was advised via Google help and error messages, but none seem to work.My remaining alternative (according to Google) is to get a 'better' graphics card.Any suggestions for a straight forward replacement. Not into high speed gaming or fancy high capacity 3 D's. Something cheap and simple, with possible links would be ideal.Final question: Is it possible to fit an additional graphics card to on-board system!.

Answer:Cheap and reasonable graphics card

Yes it is possible for you to have additional graphics, you will have to disable your onboard graphics once you have a new graphics card.Do you know what expansion slots you have available so that suggestions for graphics cards can be suited to your needs.

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My other question is how much does it cost to upgrade Vista 32bit to Vista 64bit? My software source (school) only sells the 32bit versions (for hella cheap).

Should I suck it up and get Vista Home 64bit from Newegg for $99 or try to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit (which hopefully would be cheaper)?

Answer:what's a reasonable price for vista home 64?

Buy the 32bit version from your school, and acquire a 64bit disc by other means. Your serial will work on either (Vista/Win7 are both this way).

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I am trying to find a touchscreen monitor that is actually priced reasonably. It needs to be between 10 and 12 inches and the pixel resolution needs to be at least 1024x768.

I can't find any for a fair price. They make all kinds of good ones though... for $250 and up! They can't be THAT expensive since you can buy android tablets for like $150. Even mouser doesn't carry touchscreen LCD panels anymore that have a greater resolution than 640x480.

I have managed to find ONE that has a somewhat reasonable price but it's sold by a shady looking seller. Half of the reviewers didn't receive a working unit and the other half did.

I call ******** on these prices. They don't cost that much to produce. Something like that shouldn't cost more than $100. I'm not willing to spend more than $150 on a touchscreen monitor unless the resolution is 1280x720 or greater and even then I'm not spending more than 175-200.

So where is a place you can buy these from that are priced reasonably? If there are none, can I buy a $100-$150 android tablet just for the LCD panel, take it apart and somehow re wire everything up for use with a PC?

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Ok, I am basically new here and have a system I built in the middle of 2007. I am trying to see if it is viable to upgrade any of the components to make it a little more competitive for the rest of this year, but I don't know that there is much I can do with it without buying multiple components.

I have:

MSI AM2 Athlon 64/X2, PC6400 mem. capable motherboard
4600+ Athlon X2
NVIDIA 9600GT 512mb
2 gb PC6400 DDR2

I am currently running 64 bit Windows 7, and despite 2gb of memory it runs well.

Basically, I don't know if there is much that can be done with this. It's kind of stuck where it is. I could get a little faster dual core X2 processor, but I don't know that it would make much of a difference. Obviously a quad core CPU would require a new motherboard and CPU, so might as well do that with a whole new computer build. I could upgrade to 4gb of dual channel memory, but I don't know that games/programs would utilize it enough to be worth it. Video card wise, I have a 19" 1280 x 1024 monitor, so I whether or not a better video card would get a huge difference in framerate at that resolution I'm not sure.

I am primarily looking at this in regards to games like Bioshock 2, etc. coming out this year. I would just like to run those newer games a little better for this year until I anticipate building a new system in 2011. I have heard a lot of people say that 4gb of memory isn't totally used by most applications yet. I have heard that un... Read more

Answer:Possible reasonable upgrades for my 2 year old system?

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Hello all,

Just wondering whether any of you guys out there can recommend a reasonable free text editor for Windows for knocking out some Perl in - I just dislike Notepad for this kind of thing...
Im sure there are loads but just wanted some recommendations...

Cheers
 

Answer:Reasonable Free Text Editor

and I only know this because I'm stuck having to learn this horrible language this quarter.
http://open-perl-ide.sourceforge.net/
 

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Currently I am unemployed and so when I found out that my PC broke (this is a friend's) I was devastated to realize that Windows XP (Pro or HE) both range around $100 for the standard full edition. I am currently running it off of Bart PE but that isn't much help because I can't even view pics or access the internet. My other friend told me however that you can get Windows XP as cheap as $70 for the stripped down, "No Manual, No Colorful Box," edition. Problem is... I can't find this mythical store/site. Is he bluffing or does this place exist (and where?) Thanks heaps
 

Answer:I need a complete XP Reinstallation... at a reasonable cost

I found it for $89.99 at: http://www.ztechsoftware.com/servlet/the-61/Microsoft-Windows-XP-Home/Detail
 

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I have Comcast cable. The Motorola Surfboard modem is connected to my desktop via Ethernet cable. I occasionally have to work with friend's laptops, and need to connect to the Web wirelessly, so am considering getting a wireless router. Trouble is, I can't find much info on the Web that tells me what I need, and prices go from $25 to $1200. I figure I only need something very simple, since I have no home network or multiple computers throughout the house.

So, can anyone recommend a good and relatively inexpensive router? Review in PC World liked the Belkin N, but have no idea if that's suitable or overkill or what.
 

Answer:Best reasonable cost wireless routers

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This is after being on for over 12 hours, mostly idle.

Meant Q6600
 

Answer:Is my e6600 running at a reasonable temp?

After 20 minutes of playing a game:


Should I re-seat my CPU, maybe get a new heatsink fan?
 

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I have a very annoying issue wherein the small rubber V-shaped or triangular pegs attached to the base of the extended battery of my U150 have come off; so now the laptop wobbles when I type. I've called the service center (Philippines not India), they were very nice and courteous, but had no replacement part number so they cannot replace the part even if I am under warranty! How ridiculous is that?!?!  It would be so easy to mail me a pair of pegs and I would simply superglue it on the base.  What they offered is even more absurd!  They want me to give them a $90+ deposit to send them my whole battery pack (that is working just fine) which they are willing to replace in order to get the new legs on it.  We're talking about a pair of pegs worth no more that 25-US-cents!!!  Does anyone have any solutions? Or is there some other mystical resource to get these rubber pegs replaced? This issue has been going on for two months, and Lenovo has not replied, emailed, nor called as promised by the customer service receptionist who said they would refer my claim to Lenovo.

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My wireless router does not seem to be working for Internet connectivty despite many reboots. It's (Netgear fm114p) been in use for less about 10 months. The only thing I can think of is I had some wiring work done to an electrical outlet. Since then, it started requiring power reboots during the day (due to losing a signal); then within the week (yesterday), the lights are not working correctly.

Thanks
 

Answer:What's the Reasonable Life of a Wireless Router?

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i have been told 1155 is going away, but i was told that just under a year ago and its not proving to be true. i just came into a little extra money, and am considering the best mother board i could get my hands on for 1155.

this is what i am looking at. and im hoping to get some suggestions and hopfuly hear from someone who has it-
Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Answer:help picking the best reasonable 1155 mobo available

Eventually, all sockets go away, but I haven't heard anything particular about 1155. Are you mistaking that for 1156, which is about gone?

As long as you have a good brand and a little bit of luck, I'd just shop on the basis of desire features and price/support.

What does "best" mean in this context?

That particular board is certainly more than you need for most purposes and would be a waste of money for a typical installation. But you may need each and every one of its features. I don't know.

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My nephew suggested recently that I buy some extra memory for my Dell Dimensiion 8250 computer, which is a couple of years old. Knowing that I have Rambus RD-RAM, he searched the Net and told me RD-RAM was both harder to find and more expensive than he expected.

He went to PrimeWatch and found only two websites which had RD-RAM available. Then he went to eBay and told me I could pay $400 for 1G of CD1066 RD-RAM or $256 for 1G of PC 800 RD-RAM.

I have two slots of 256 RD-RAM -- PC 1066, unless I'm mistaken -- which means I have two open slots. My nephew told me I could fill the two open slots with 512 PC 1066, which would give me 1.5 G total. Or, he said, my PC could hold up to 2 G of PC 800 RD-RAM. (All of this terminology is new to me, but my nephew appears to understand it quite well.)

I remember hearing a while back that the price of memory was dropping rapidly, but my nephew told me that seems to have changed. Is it possible that I could find better prices for RD-RAM than those shown on eBay?
 

Answer:How easy is it to find RD-RAM at a reasonable price?

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Hi All
After reducing my font size, any window that I open, opens in the smaller size !
This is a real pain, as I have to hit the small windows block in the upper right side of the screen to enlarge the open window to full size.
Please tell me how to have any window that I open, open in the larger size ?
Thanks !
Bill in FL
 

Answer:How to open all windows in the larger size ??

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Windows XP Home Edition, ver. 2002 Internet Explorer ver. 6 MS Office 2000 (including FrontPage 2000) I am using Microsoft Front Page to create my website. I wish to use the instruction 'Open in New Window' and I would like to stipulate the size of the new window. At the moment the new window will open at exactly the same size and position as the existing open window and covers it from view completely. Is it possible to nominate a size to the new window, and is it possible to instruct the window to be opened offset from a prevously opened window? Regards

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Is there a way to have all open windows open on reboot (or close, the re-open) the same size and position as they were before reboot (or close)?

Answer:Is there a way to have windows open sam size as when closed?

You can check out Windows Sizer (Sizer Software by Brian Apps - freeware) and WindowManager (DeskSoft - WindowManager - Window position and size manager - paid). Though I am not sure if they can re-open windows after a restart.

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and then I have to full-size them, not the end of the world but really annoying, any ideas ?win 98, IE6.

Answer:ie6 browser windows only open 3/4 size

Do not maximise.Drag to fill the screen then File/Close.The next time it should fill the screen.

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When ever I open a new window it start with third of the screen.
How I cause my computer to open every new window to its full maximize size?

thank you
 

Answer:open a new window to maximize size

open as usual......then place your curser on the very corner of the page so it turns into a double arrow......now holding down the left mouse button drag the corner down and the window will resize to whatever you want.
next time you open a page it should be full size.
 

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Each time I open a window for a differnet application I received a condensed window and have to click the tab to make it full screen. How do I force all new windows to show full screen without having to expand them myself? Thanks.

Answer:How to open ALL windows full size in W XP?

Internet Explorer windows? right click in a blank area near the tabs, then put a check next to Menu Bar. Make sure the IE winod is full screen, then click File > Exit. All IE windows should then open full screen.

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I have a Word file that it says is too big to open ([COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Word [COLOR=blue !important]2007[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR])
 

Answer:File Size larger than 512 mb can't open

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how to correct page opening in half size?

Answer:pages open half size

Gene, Follow the instructions at the links below for your version of Internet Explorer.How do I have an Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) or earlier version window open in the maximized position every time? http://www.mistered.us/wwwboard/que...How do I have an Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) window open in the maximized position every time? This should also work for IE 8.http://www.mistered.us/wwwboard/que...Tufenuf

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For some reason my I.E. has decided it like to open a new window in half size. I can of course use the maximize button, but there must be a way to make it open all the time, the first time in full size. I have tried stretching the window, then using file, close, but with no luck. Any ideas?

Answer:open new window full size

Try,Open window then "open in new window" Resize this second (new) windowClose first window and shut down IE

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Help... how do I go about setting up my system up so that every time I open a window or run a program the window that opens is full size?

Answer:How do I have all windows open up full size?

Generally you should be able to open the Window, drag it to full size, then click the Resize box in the top right (next to the red X) a few times to program it what size to open to.

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Hello everyone ! I know this has been asked before. I have read tons of pages here and tried many suggestions on this problem. I am running win 7 with IE9 . I can open IE and any link from my home page full size , but when I open a page from a shortcut on my desktop it opens half size. Have tried all the usual resizing and closing methods . When I right click IE and select properties , I have tried setting it to normal and maximized window but it makes no difference to pages I open from desktop shortcuts. Any ideas ? Thanks !

Answer:Pages won't open full size

When closing IE9, if you close IE when it in not maximized the settings remember that you had been in the minimized mode. Therefore reopening IE again you start in the minimized mode.

The way to fix it is to close IE9 when it is fully maximized then reopen.

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Windows XP Home Edition, ver. 2002Internet Explorer ver. 6MS Office 2000 (including FrontPage 2000)I am using Microsoft Front Page to create my website. I wish to use the instruction 'Open in New Window' and I would like to stipulate the size of the new window. At the moment the new window will open at exactly the same size and position as the existing open window and covers it from view completely.Is it possible to nominate a size to the new window, and is it possible to instruct the window to be opened offset from a prevously opened window? Regards to all.

Answer:Open in New Window - Size Matters

I'm not sure about using Frontpage, but if you're willing to use Javascript, you can do it that way.Inside the <head> element of the HTML, you need to put something like this:<script language="Javascript"><!--function openNewWindow(URL) {newWindow = window.open(URL, "new_window_name", "toolbar=no, width=400, height="400" status=no, scrollbars=yes, resize=no, menubar=no");}//--></script>new_window_name : change this to something appropriatetoolbar : yes/no (whether you want a toolbar)width & height: change to the size you wantstatus : yes/no (whether you want a statusbar)scrollbars : yes/no (the same)resize : yes/no (whether you want the user to be able to resize it)menubar : yes/no (guess)Once you have this code between <head> and </head> on your page, all you have to do is call it when you need it, like this:Change your link tag, which looks something like this:[a href="address_of_new_page.html"]Click here to open in new window[/a]to something like this:[a href="javascript:openNewWindow('address_of_new_page.html"]Click here to open in new window[/a]*Except you need to use < and > instead of [ and ].I'm sure there's a simpler way of doing this, but I can't think of one at the moment. Hopefully, somebody else will be able to provide you witha simpler solution!C*(Based on: Jennifer Niederst, Web Design in a Nutshell, 2001, O'Reilly).

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I'm using Windows XP, SP2 with IE 7.0. and I don't know if this is an operating system problem or an IE one. When I open a web site the page opens in the smallest scale possible, about 7 inches wide and one inch high. I can resize this manually and that works and I can click the full page square in the upper right corner and that works or I can hit Full Screen from the view menu and that works too. But when I exit the web page and reopen I have to do the same thing all over. Its like the page size defaults back to the minimal size. This nuisance problem just started recently after I deleted a bunch of bloatware on my computer.However, if I open a file with any of my application software(MS Ofice, Adobe PDF, or JPEG's etc) this problem does not occur. Whatever the page size is on my screen when I exit is what appears on the next file when I open a file. And thats the way the web pages behaved before too but not anymore.

Answer:Webpages Open Only To Smallest Size Possible

Move your mouse pointer slowly back and forth on the corners and edges of the window until it turns into a double ended arrow > left click and hold and drag the window to a full screen > close all other windows and then close the window that you re-sized ( the trick is to close the re-sized window last ). The next time it should open maximum size.
Mark

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Hey everyone, I'm having a little trouble getting my head around javascript. I made a website for someone, and they want the site to open in a window that is sized to the site, so i want the browser to fit to the site. I understand I need to use the window.open method? But I don't really understand it. I try to use it and i just get a "page cannot be displayed" message.

window.open(URL, name [, features])

where URL is, i have not published the site yet, so is there a way to make this method work with a relative location rather than a URL (because the site isn't acutually up online yet) if that makes sense.

I just can't get this method to work correctly. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. thanks in advance
 

Answer:open new window, specific size

Here's a great Javascript generator for popups; you can tweak all of the options, figure out how they work, whatever. >>
 

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HiWhen I fire up IE 6 it opens a window only half the screen size.This is a nuisance as each time a browser opens, I need to maximise the window to see it.Is there a way to set this back to full screen?Many thanksSteve

Answer:IE6 windows open in small size - help please

Close all IE windows except the small one. Drag the sides to fill the screen (do NOT use the Maximize button). Close using File/Close (not the X).

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I'm not sure what I'm forgetting or doing wrong, but when I open a shortcut to Google or any other site from my desktop the page opens in a reduced size. I cant figure out how to get it to open all the way each time I revisit it. I can resize after opening or pull the borders to where I like. But can't figure out how to get it to open all the way without my doing it manually every time? May sound silly but I cant remember how to do it ? :-?

Answer:Web page don't open full size...

Resize/Maximize the window and then hold CTRL key when closing it.

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I am using Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit. I would like to have IE10 and other windows open in the same position and size each time. The only options appear to be a scrunched down window or full screen. I notice if I close a program in full screen, it will open the next time in full screen.

If I do not have the program in full screen, but have adjusted size and position, it will open next time in the default size and location.

I have tried holding shift while resizing and then closing from the Red X.
I have tried holding ctl while resizing and then closing from the Rex X.
I have tried resizing and then holding shift while pressing the Red X and a second time using control while pressing the red x.

Nothing seems to work.

Any ideas?

Answer:How can you set windows to open in same size and location

Sometimes moving and sizing at the same time means it forgets what you want. Try moving, closing by using "File > Exit" instead of the X, re-open re-size without moving and doing "File > Exit" again. I've found that will sometimes fix that problem. Windows are supposed to re-open in the same spot and size as they were closed in, but sometimes they need help remembering....

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This has happened before in an earlier version of Open Office. I didn't find the solution then either.The font in Open Office help has suddenly become enormous for no known reason: click here It was normal when I first installed the program.Removing Open Office and resinstalling it makes no difference. Does anyone know what controls the size of the font in Open Office help?

Answer:Open Office 2.0.4 Help Font Size

tools/options/fonts?johnny.

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Why does it always open to some small window in same spot on the screen?
Does it do this for you?

Is there a way to make it open to you last closed size? Or just open maximized?
 

Answer:IE8 ¬ďOpen in New Window¬Ē size setting?

IE 8 will open to the size and location that the last session was at when closed. So, one needs to open a fresh session, to drag to size and location and then exit IE.

Do NOT use the Maximize button but drag the corners to the size you want. But remember that if you close any different sized session last, then that will be your NEXT opening size.
 

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