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Question: my life tile doesn't life again

sorry to intrude..but look like my life tile doesn't life again.....
is there a solution for this. to be specific store is dead now, calendar, mail, ..
already restarting, from clean 'till normal, sfc , dism , cleanup storecomponent, ..

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Preferred Solution: my life tile doesn't life again

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 (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Battery saver live tile anyone? I NEED a real time battery live tile! Back in the days of 8.1 ONLY the official Battery saver tile could do that...

Answer:Real Time Battery Life Tile

Or just show battery percentage beside that battery icon at the top there because you can't really estimate the power left by just looking at that battery icon

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Hi, is it possible to change the city weather location tile on the life at a glance tile?
I live in Manchester UK and would like to change the weather location from London to Manchester?
All I can find anywhere is the country location which is correct UK, but can't find an option to change the city.
Thanks RG

Answer:Solved: Change location on life at a glance tile

Like the attached picture?

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Having upgraded to Windows 8.1 X1 Carbon, I have noticed in the Lenovo Settings app that the power settings no longer include the extended battery life option (charge to 50% rather than 100%). I've read on this discussion board that longer battery life may be obtained, particularly when using the laptop while plugged into the A/C adapter by storing it at about half its power capacity. So, why is the longer battery life option missing from the Lenovo Settings app? Tim


Go to Solution.

Answer:Lenovo Settings Tile (Windows 8.1) Extended Battery Life Missing

Didn't have any power options at first. Updated Settings Dependency and found Power options. But same here; no 50% option.

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Hi, I have had my T430 since August of 2012 at the start of college. I am currently running windows 8.1 pro and I recently just noticed my battery life issues and after installing lenovo settings I discovered that my battery's capacity is at 27% of the original capacity. The battery life is really bad, e.g. it says 15 minutes remaining at 25% on POWER SAVER mode.  I have google this and it said to "reset my battery" but unfortunately 8.1 Lenovo power manager doesn't have that feature.  I am just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for what to do?  Will I just have to get a new battery?

Answer:Lenovo T430 Battery Life 1+ hour on life saver

you would have to have a pre-Windows 8 OS to gain that crucial battery reset function. This is one reason why i dislike running Win 8 on ThinkPad.

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To all owners of X1 Carbon 2017 (5th gen).I read all of those reviews where people are impressed by 10+ hours of battery life (15,5h advertised), but I can't really figure out how....!? First time I tested was a normal working day - Firefox (a lot of Flash it must be said), Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat. Nothing really heavy, no peripherals except Bluetooth mouse. Brightness dimmed 1 level below the ideal. It lasted for about 4 hours! I windows's list of apps affecting battery life, Firefox was on 1st place with 32-35% Second attempt - same set of tasks, however less Firefox (no flash) - 7 hours. Now in the middle of a 3rd attempt (using Opera this time) - battery time remaining indication goes over 10h only when I completely stop using the laptop Not many apps running in the background either (Dropbox, Skype...) So my question - do you guys get more than 10h of battery life and HOW? Do you enable "Battery Stretch"? How actively do you use it and for what?

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I am wondering if end-of-life Vista is more dangerous than end-of-life XP. My reasoning is that Vista more closely resembles Win 10 than XP. So as MS was saying, attackers may reverse engineer patches meant for recent OS's into exploits that work on the end-of-life one. So it seems to me that Vista looks more dangerous than XP.

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I installed ESET Smart Security 4 the other day. So far, very nice, quite happy, until I got on to Second Life this evening. I did set rules for Secondlife and slvoice (allow, both directions), but the system keeps freezing for around 5 seconds every few seconds to every minute. Stops the whole system, and when it isn't doing that it's crippling things like loading web pages. I found some options which I've tried, but they've not worked.

1. Under Advanced Setup in Real-Time File System Protection, I unchecked File Open, File Creation and Diskette Access.

2. Under Exclusions, I added the Second Life folder.

3. Under Personal Firewall, added secondlife.exe and slvoice.exe to the Excluded list under Application modification detection

If you're not familiar with Second Life, it's similar to an online game like WoW.

ESET is the only program I've installed this week, and I only get the long pauses when running Second Life (and it's the only online MMORG type thing I play).

Previously I was using ZoneAlarm + AVG. Yes, they've both been uninstalled (oh, and Malwarebytes anti-malware and AdAware and Spybot, Spybot was uninstalled and the rest are set to not run on start).

I'd appreciate any help or advice you can provide.

Answer:ESET doesn't like Second Life

Can't help I'm afraid, but I wonder if you might get more assistance at the official ESS Forum?;

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When I pin the battery saver tile to the start screen it doesn't show the battery life in percent. Although it used to.

Answer:battery Saver tile not showing battery life

It does show in my 620.It needs The Denim Update

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1.Prolonging battery life-cycle by the "do not charge when battery charge is above nn% which by default is 96%. How about setting it manually to much smaller value. 50%-60%. Would that prolong batterly life-cycle? (When I dont want to charge the battery)2. All parameters set to small values for using as little energy as possible for extending the time when nly battery power is available: The temperature is still (far too) high underneath where (center-center) the ventilation gaps are. How come? The only process take CPU-power is logmon.exe from IBM/Lenovo...3. Logmon.exe is alway running at about 15% CPU... How can I change that?4 Is the screen background light gas-filled? If so, will the life-cycle shorten if it turns on/off to frequently? (Light timeout value to low)Thank you IBM/Lenovo for this site.Regards,

-Tom Hummel, Norway ThinkPad Z60m 2529-FJGP M 760(2GHz), 1GB RAM, 100GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 128MB ATI Radeon X600, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, IEEE 1394, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Home

Answer:Battery life and charge-cycle. Background light life-cycle.

1)  See and follow the hints and tips of the Battery University2) Look at the Z60m part list or into the HMM in order to detect which parts/components are sitting there, this will give you some hint what parts might get heated up a lot near the thermal device.3) AFAIK logmon.exe is part of or belongs to ThinkVantage rescues & recovery. - If it runs as a service on your OS, then you can disable that service or maybe you can just change the scheduling times for that monitor service inside r & r. A look into the r & r manual, which can be found on Lenovo's website, might can tell you more about this.4) Look for yourself here, CCFL backlights for notebooks have usually a life time of 15.000 till 30.000 hours. Yes in practise the life-time will shorten, but this is common for all electronic devices over time.

ThinkPad T60/X32/600/770 ∑ IBM IntelliStation ∑ 3x IBM SpaceSaver II

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My Lumia 950 was just updated to 14393.105 and the battery life on the start screen doesn't show anymore. how do I get it back?

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my monitor doesn't show any signs of life even though the rest of the computer (HD lights etc) comes on.


Answer:Satellite A30 monitor doesn't show any signs of life

Hi Dudu (nice name like a vw beatle :-))

I would recommend connecting the external monitor to check if it?s only a wrong monitor setting, dead display or something wrong with the graphic card.
If you will see something on the external display so please check if you have switch to the external display device. But if all settings are right and you will nothing see on the notebook display and on the external display so I assume there must be something wrong with the graphic card.

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I've had my computer for about 2 years... wait three, now. I have played Half-Life 2 all the way through on it with no problems. THEN, my old video card died, and I got a new one (specs below). I installed HL2 and it played fine for a while but then started crashing. I was very busy at school so I just stopped playing. Other games still played fine (Pirates! for example). However, I started to get a message at start-up that said "Windows has recovered from a serious error." Reporting this error led me to a page that pointed to an "uknown error" with my videocard. It recommended downloading the drivers. Also, I couldn't play Half-Life. The computer crashes with a lengthy blue-screen that I get about 1 second to read (not a standard BSoD).

What happens when I try to download the drivers, though, is that the ForceWare, one size fits all cards drivers, doesn't seem to fit my card. It tells me that there is no card that they have the drivers for on my system, which is funny because the manufacturer website links directly to them (

I have looked at the card itself, and everything seems to be ok: fan is running, lights blink, no flames, etc. I have reinstalled the drivers from the CD that came with the card, to no avail.

Does anyone know why I'm having this error? Why can I not download the driver? Are these two problems inextricably linked, or merely unfortunate coincidences? Will I ever be Gordon Freeman again?

I really ... Read more

Answer:Video card trips, Half-Life 2 doesn't play

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Ok, so im geting my radeon 9800 Pro this christmas (BEST FRIGGIN CARD FOR RUNNING HL2 on!!! next to the XT of course....but that card is only 10% faster at 200 bucks

anyways, im excited about what i've seen for the past 4 months in regards to half life looks SOOOO HOT!!!! i mean if game engines were a woman, it would be like the super-babe! lol....i feel the same way about the Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point, OH lol


storywise, should i play through Half Life (original) before i play though half life 2? or does it not really matter...

It's an old game..and the new one is coming feel like the guy who just found out about a book series (the latest one, volume 9 is the best), but there were 8 books before the latest one...

is half life 1 fun? (or is that like asking "is bil gates FILTHY RICH")

i jsut wanna know

Answer:Do you suggest that i play through Half Life before buying Half Life 2???

......i just downloaded the demo of half life

and it scared the bejesus out of me........the first aleain that jumps on you...and it made me jump like through the mom is mad at me now cuz i yelpped so loud!!!

im don't usually care when games are scary like that....but this is rediculous......

maybe i don't wanna buy it.............

does everything jump at you and you have to go into dark coridors?......ike

i might need to psych myself out that it's jsut in my computer before i go back and try the demo again.........


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How can I find out the General Availibility date and the EOL/EOSL date for this product?

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Find 14 easy ways to prolong your laptop battery life and find more Laptop, Processers, Hard Drives, Desktop PCs, Anti Virus and User computers at a good price in

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Hello guys.
I changed my SSD OCZ Vertex 2 with SSD Intel Series 330 60 GB. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64, AHCI was already in BIOS as enabled.
So far so good, i installed all the drivers, programs, etc. Everything runs smooth and nice.
The cache folder for Mozilla Firefox ( my default browser ) is on the D partition, which is an hard drive, same story for the swap.
I disabled the System Restore, Defragmentation, Superfetch as well...
I checked with the program SSD Life Pro just to see some details. After less than 2 hours i have already
those values ( read / write ) as in the attached images.
The print screens are made at a very short period of time between each other.
I only surfed the web with Mozilla Firefox.
Could you explain it to me, please, why is there already 55 / 59 GB ?
Is something wrong with the program SSD Life Pro ?
Can you give me some tips, please ?
Thank you.

Answer:SSD Life Pro is ok ?

After 2-3 days of normal use, the lifetime decreased from 8 years 8 months to 8 years and 5 months.
Thats not normal at all. This is not the first SSD i own
Any ideas, guys ?

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You know XP end of life is coming.
MS sez I wont be able to get MS Update.
MS sez I wont be able to get MSE security updates.
BUT does that mean I cant get MSE security updates from MS Update but I will still be able to get MSE security updates when I click on "update" in MSE, or no??


Answer:XP end of life & MSE ??

Not sure, but I suspect you will still be able to get updates from avast or avg or any of the others if you have to switch...:-o

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Question: life after xp

I recently removed xp from my pc and installed vista. Is this it? is this the craze? This os stinks , and is extremely slow . I think I made a big mistake? Does anyone think or know of a reason why it is dragging or is it like that?

Answer:life after xp

Could it be the spec of your PC? Vista has a min reccomended spec to run "smoothly" usually 1GB RAM for starters, And depending on the features ur running in vista a decent grfx card wouldnt go a miss.

What is the spec of your PC?

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Question: no life...

ok..i have an amd 2700+...with a pcchips tidalwave w30.. 512 pc3200 ram...geforce 5200 vid card... when i first put it together the thing was lifeless and nothing happened at all... so i went and put a differant power supply i have a 400W power supply and when i hit the power button the cpu fan turns like quarter of a turn and the leds flash for like a half second..then its done...i need some suggestions please...

Answer:no life...

Have you made sure you conected everything right . Try clearing the cmos by removing the battery or moving the jumper for 5 seconds. Also make sure your cpu is seated right with the heatsink.

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I've been happily using IE8 as my default browser on my Windows XP machine for many years now. I tried Firefox for a long while, but always had to go back to IE for some web sites, such as doing an internet check-in for a flight, because the site wouldn't respond to input via Firefox. Last year I ditched Firefox because it clashed with some of my other software after an update.
Now I'm beginning to find more problems with IE8: First there's the running script problem with this site; then on another of my favourite forums it keeps going back to the top of the page, instead of where I left off, when I go back from reading or contributing to a particular thread; and lastly, since about a week ago I can no longer get local weather and news on the BBC News web site -- the site prompts me to input my postcode but doesn't respond to my input.
So now I'm trying Google Chrome, and so far it's not causing the three issues mentioned. Should I also be moving on from XP to 7, or should I wait for the next Windows that works with PCs that don't have touch-screens?

Answer:Has IE8 come to the end of its useful life?

I've used Google Chrome for years. On the rare occasion I've had to use IE I've been frustrated by its slowness. It takes ages to load and sits around for ages waiting for pages to load in.
I still use XP on my desktop and Win 7 on my laptop, and I think I still prefer XP.

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Question: End of life for XP

Microsoft has announced that the end of life support for WindowXP will happen in April of 2014.

This is really to bad, as over the last 10/11 yrs, I have found that this has been to most stable OS since Win98.

Answer:End of life for XP

IMO Win7 is more stable . XP just has support for legacy programs.

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As from today there is no support for XP SP2 or earlier or Windows 2000

No further security updates or patches will be issued by Microsoft

You are strongly advised to update to SP3 & not use W2K on the net at all

When asking for help with XP bear in mind that if we see you not on SP3, we will probably ask you to validate your copy of windows to ensure it is legal as there is no reason whatsover to be running with an outdated version of windows

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Question: Second life

i like second life but an to change computer and is having trouble with getting it to work it says i need a 32-bit color to run but don't have it any way around this thanks.

Answer:Second life


What Windows version you using and what graphic card do you have?

As if its asking for 32bit colour then its very likely that you need to update your graphic card driver to latest version, sadly if your using the likes of Intel GFX then this may not be possible.

So let us know your PC make and model if bought from the likes of HP, Sony, Dell etc?

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I have a problem at present that has me baffled.I recently took the cover off the back of my Dell PC (ME O/s) to add extra RAM, however after adding it and realising it was not detected and having never done this before I decided to remove the additional RAM and leave to a professional to look at after Christmas. However when I removed the RAM and restarted my PC, it was coming on but the light at the front was not, and my monitor remained off, now the CD Drive is working fine and it sounds like it is working but something is amiss, any suggested help would be appreciated.Thanks

Answer:PC on...but no life, please help

1. Remove and reseat the memory2. remove reseat the graphics card if fitted3. check the IDE ribbon cables in the back of the hrad drives and CD drive is fully inserted also check this cable where it plugs onto the motherboard.4. Check the power cables to the drives are also fully inserted (unlikely to have come loose)

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Question: Life of it's own!

recently I bought my first laptop - an Acer Aspire 5310 on a special cashback offer hard to go past pre-loaded with Vista home.

But this thing has a life of it's own - it doesn't need my input, it has a seemingly full time job just looking after itself!! I turned off the Symantec trial and Windows Updates but it still takes forever to do anything.

If I want to open control panel, allow 30 seconds before I see a window. Same to open IE.

Its got all this Acer empowering stuff going on in the background maybe that needs to go.

Also if I run it on batteries to cycle these then plug in the power when it's low, it logs off ???

Text fields lose the mouse so are really hard to edit as the cursor can reappear almost anywhere... Arrggh.

Soooo slow and tedious to do anything. My old 800PC/10Mb is miles nicer than this 1.6 M/80Gb laptop.

Answer:Life of it's own!

OK how's about 1 question at a time.

In the normal running of a laptop the battery should be cycled from fully charged to low then recharged. So using it at home on battery from fully charged to low and then plugging it in at the first beep shouldn't log you off the internet and off the computer should it? Or is this Vista in all it's glory.

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Question: Still Life

 I have win xp, 1200mhz, 120gb, p3, 512mb. I installed a game called Still Life and when i try to play it a screen comes up saying i have to enter a disc key, but there is not a disc key to be found. I read somewhere else that somebody else had the same problem and all they did was hit exit and the game worked, but that did not work for me. Please help me out anybody.

Answer:Still Life

Quotesaying i have to enter a disc key, but there is not a disc key to be found.A serial number, product number, product key, etc, etc? You should not download illegal software. Naughty you.

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I loaded this for the first time after reading about it in a thread here and I fully recommend this "alternative firmware"

I am so used to the standard linksys/dlink/generic router configuration pages, but the improved functionality and features of DD-WRT really takes a router to the next level. If you have one of the routers that's compatible with their firmware go out and update to it now, you won't be sorry.

Answer:DD-WRT! where have you been all my life?

I think theres one of these threads weekly

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Question: HD life

Does a HD have an average life in hours?

Answer:HD life

Yes they had manufacturers guides of MTBF ( Mean Time Between Failure ) average is 1million hours of modern HDs, but like everytjing in life they are just an estimation as you cannot plan for the unxepected.

Link with enough equations to keep a mathmatician happy

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Question: Second Life

I get frustrated by Second Life crashing is the only application that produces the old style blue screen. Can anyone tell me what exactly is happening. Is it a client based problem, a server or a network problem.

Answer:Second Life

sounds like a client side driver problem...might be a graphics driver...maybe its time to live your first life??

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I have a rather strange and interesting problem. I am no stranger to computers, Iíve been dealing with them since 1984, and Iíve even taken an A+ certification course. Unfortunately Iím dropping further and further out of the loop as it were, as I get older. So hereís the problem Iím having. Every day I like to watch streaming video from a news site, during break at work. Until about 4 days ago, all was working just fine, but now I can no longer access the streaming video feed, and it seems to have something to do with the internet connection or modem. In a nutshell; the website is working properly as verified at home, and, by accessing the correct page via my IPhone at work, through the 3G network ONLY. The IP Company worked with me yesterday and said all is well with the internet, which is also verified by the fact that I can access streaming video from another news site, and also YouTube, and other sites as well with no issues at all. I have two computers and an IPhone in the office, and all of them will open up to the same ďletís say stock typeĒ page of the news site, through the work network, which I can only see when logging on through the work network. If I turn Wi-Fi on for my IPhone, and access the page, that stock web page shows up. If I turn off Wi-Fi and use 3G to access the page, it comes up to the correct selection screen for the network. If I then turn on the Wi-Fi again, and refresh the page, the stock page comes back again. This page that comes up is ... Read more

Answer:Never seen before in my life...

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Hi,My Liteon CD-RW has died a death - refuses to read anything. :-(I thought the lifespan of these devices would be more than 2 years - that's how long I have had it, a lousy 2 years! Something must be wrong here surely...?Comments?Tj_El

Answer:What should the life of a CD-RW be?

The longevity of a rewriter is not as high as that of a CD/DVD-ROM type drive - that's why I always recommend that a rewriter is used for the sole task of burning.Manufacturers, even those that rebadge other makles' products, usually indicate the anticipated minimum life span of their drives.But there's no average - one drive might last 18 months, another two years and a third pack up in the first year.My first CD-RW drive was a TDK Velox 12x10x24 (actually a rebadged Plextor, one of the best makes around), which packed up within four months despite minimal use.TDK replaced it and that auffered exactly the same problem after a few weeks; the replacement for the second proved to be a TDK CyClone with 24x write speed as the Velox had been discontinued.Price of the orignal rewriter was £68 - the then new CyClone was £189 at dabs...:-) TDK didn't make any money (the two earlier ones went back to its Luxembourg HQ and back at TDK's expense), but the customer service was fantastic.Thankfully the CyClone is still doing sterling service.

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Question: Second life

Hi why does second life crash every now and again is it just my system or is every-body the same and would more mem help and a graphics card as mine is a intergrated chipset nvidia 6100. Any info would help thanks .

Answer:Second life

What computer do you have? WHat are its specifications.

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Question: New life

how can i chnag emy ip of my pc,
i don't have dynamic ip!!!
any ideas?

Answer:New life

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I have a Liteon DVD/16x CD/48x ide rom drive. I just built my PC so I'm presently trying to get through the BIOS and set up my SATA drive but my rom keeps opening and closing without me doing anything and when I do try to open it, it does not respond. Basically I have no control over it, but it is opening and closing on its

Answer:DVD-ROM, a life of their own?

Cosmic, have you checked to make sure 1) you have the correct jumper settings and 2) make sure your molex connectors are securely connected to the drive?

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Question: Life With Win 10

I keep all of my personal files on my 'main' PC, a Win 10 system, and access them over the LAN from the other machines. This means I can be sure there is only one version of each file. It's always worked fine but this morning I discovered that I could only open my files in Read Only mode. It took an hour or two to get to the bottom of it but it turns out that an update had changed the advanced network settings to require a password and that permissions for shared folders had been changed to allow read only access over the LAN. As I'm using a Homegroup the advanced network settings shouldn't even have come into the equation.

I had expected problems after moving the main system to 10 and there have, thankfully, been far fewer than I expected, but if you upgrade a system on your LAN to Win 10 don't be surprised if you run into a few issues accessing it.

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Question: Old PC new life?

I recently upgraded my old pc.

Ill be passing it down to my younger brother to replace his overheating xbox 360.
It will run the newer games at low quality settings. (eg grid, fear 2), My question is is there anything i can replace in this old dog to get a bit more of a kick out of her? I think the gpu is bottlenecked by the cpu after a hefty overclock with only1 fps increase.

I would prefer to replace as little as possible, but will spend a little more if the results would be worth it.

Any help or advice would be great !

Rough specs.

Intel Pentium 4 northwood. 2.66 ghz socket 478
1 gb of ram
Nvidia 512 mb 7600 gs AGP
Mainboard Model 0804h (0x134 - 0x22080)
80 gig hd
Dvd rw

Ive also included a cpuid file. For those more technicaly minded than myself

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Old PC new life?

AGP Transfer Rate 4xClick to expand...

No nothing to update
Possibly the Harddrive if it seems sluggish, ie big games on small harddrive don't mix real well

Still a good basic computer for a younger brother

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Question: XP has a life?

Reading the first paragraph, thought i'd post it here and see if it was true.

Answer:XP has a life?

1-It's two years old.
2-It's obviously written by someone whose OS's get hosed by porn sites.
3-It's just another whiney, saracstic blog written by someone that has no life away from his computer.
4-Response #7 captures the spirit of a response for me.

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Question: My life is over.

My friends and I were taking a crapload of epic pictures outside with balls and ladders. After gaily skipping inside to load the pictures/video onto my computer, we realized that our worst nightmares had unfolded. As I plugged my 1.0GB PNY SD card into my computer, it claimed that we had never taken any of the pictures that we KNOW we took. After I cried a little, I plugged the SD card back into my camera, and it said that the 100 or so [amazing] pictures/1 video we had taken were corrupted. What can I do to retrieve this information? Please help me.


Answer:My life is over.

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Question: CD life

For years, I've been hearing that CDs you burn have a life of about 5 years before degrading. That's coming true. I burned a bunch of music CDs around 2001 and now I'm having to start throwing them away because they're becoming mostly static. I've also heard that the rate of degradation (and whether they degrade or not) depends on the kind of CD you're using. What are the specs for a really good blank CD?

Answer:CD life

A CD certainly has a life longer than 5 years. I have several older than that, and they work just fine. Music files don't degrade to static. If this is what you hear, I suspect another cause for the problem.

Are you only noticing problems with music CDs? Do you swap them around and handle them frequently? That will shorten their lifespan. Do you leave them in the car? Don't keep them in appropriate cases?

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Question: CPU life

How long will a CPU last? Does a CPU ever fail from consistant usage? Won't another component of a PC fail first?

Answer:CPU life

What came first
The Chicken
or The Egg

Too many factors to make any guess at your Q's

AMD & Intel warranty their Retail CPU for 3yr, so I guess expect 3yr min under normal operation.
If ya cant make 3yr, RMA..........................................................

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While uninstalling Second Life viewer my Avast antivirus sandboxed uninst.exe. When I allowed it to continue running it spawned a process in C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Temp\~nsu and the process was named Au_.exe. When I refused to allow this old well-known malware to run it spawned Bu_.exe then Cu_.exe etc etc. After I got to Ru_.exe I decided enough was enough and tried to end the process in the task manager. No luck. Ok, so I allowed it to run. SecondLife uninstall completed and I went in and deleted the temp folder. I don't know if it came WITH SecondLife viewer or somehow SecondLife viewer had become infected. I was removing a lot of other software and no other had that problem.

Answer:?u_.exe (Au_.exe, Bu_.exe, ...) and Second Life

If you want us to check your system for malware, please do the following:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

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I recently have started a relationship and things have gotten pretty serious. We are quite happy except for one thing. My girls ex consistently is having her social media pages either deleted or disabled. Every time she opens a new FB or Instagram account it stays up maybe a day or two and then disappears. We both know her ex is doing this as he likes to brag about it quite frequently. Anyway to prevent him from being such a little ***** and stop this? Please advise...

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seem to figure out how to find my graphics card. Nor my sound card.

I am not a genius when it comes to computers, but I know more than the average person. My brother hooked me up with a computer and after having to reinstall the OS (XP) because of problems.. I now have an operating computer (with no sound). Along with no sound (because the computer does not seem to 'know' the sound card), the computer's refresh rate is horrific because it's using the default generic video driver.

I figure updated the drivers of the video card will fix this. However, I cannot find the graphics card in dxdiag (it shows nothing by the Name: as well as for the sound card). So after not being able to find anything using dxdiag, I tried using msinfo32 for the system information.. but it gives me information on everything but those two (all blank).

I am sure my computer will 'recognize' and fill in those blanks on dxdiag once the drivers are updated, but how do I know which drivers to get??

Any help is much appreciated.

PS. nothing by Device Manager either.

Answer:I cannot for the life of me..

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Question: lcd life

i heard that inside lcd monitors there is some kind of bulb that provides its backlight. If so, how long does the lcd usually last before the bulb goes out? CAn it be replaced or do i have to buy a new monitor?

Answer:lcd life

I don't think that is true, or at least in the way that it sounds. Monitors are not supposed to "burn out" like a light bulb would.

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Question: Msn life cam 1.4

Using WIN7, having trouble with this web cam on Skype. I uninstalled the program and when reinstalling from disk, a popup message appeared saying that the web cam is not compatabile but I should download from MSN the files. So I followed the instructions and completely installed the program. The speech is still garbled. Has anyone any suggestions how to correct this problem?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G620 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5992 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1924 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 928092 MB, Free - 866145 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Msn life cam 1.4

I never heard of an MSN Lifecam. Do you mean a Microsoft Lifecam ?

Models compatible with Windows 7 are listed here:

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I was working on the web using tabs, when suddenly it started to create dozens of tabs, going bezerk and out of control.

I crashed my PC on the power button and started again. All went OK until it should have shown my desktop. Instead a blue screen came up saying that a disc check was necessary. Never seen anything like this in all my life. I let it go into the disc check, it took a very long time checking mostly File 9 and inserting indexes for several minutes. It went on and on, I thought it would never stop.

I went to have a smoke for 10 minutes, came back and it had finished. Told me to wait and it logged onto Windows automatically. Everything then went as normal as if it was yesterday and up came my desktop and I opened my browser with no problems, just like nothing had ever happened.

As far as I can see now, I am back to normal after the unexpected freak show.

Can one of our experts please tell me what the hell all that was about ?

Answer:Never seen this before in my life

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Question: Is XP for life?

I'm a longtime and active user of windows 2000 - I use two pcs, one for games and films, and the other for more mundane stuff like internet, printing etc.
Yesterday, I was offered a secondhand copy of windows xp and given that xp is a little more flexible than W2K, I told the buyer that I might be interested but need to clear one or two things up-

1) is it true that xp HAS to be registered?

2) can I install the same os on my two computers?

3) only one of my computers is hooked up to the net as I don't want both computers filled to the hilt with numerous drivers and internet related software so the games computer wont be able to access the web - would I have a problem with this?

4) I've been told that microsofts policy is one pc, one xp operating system for life - this being the case, should I actually be buying secondhand?

Answer:Is XP for life?

1) Individually bought XPs (regular and OEM alike) have to be registered.
If you get it with a new PC, like a Dell, you can, but don't have to, as Dell etc. have a so-called volume-license.

2) You can, but without registering, they will both stop working after 30 days.
Re-installing from scratch every 30 days is not a viable option.

3) Not being hooked up to the internet means, you don't get any updates.

4) You can install any OS an any PC.
If you have one XP (let's say with registration code 123), install that and register it, fine.
Get another XP (say with reg-code 456), you can install that on the PC with XP-123 on it, provided you wipe the PC first and do a clean install from scratch.
When registering XP-456 it will look like another PC to MS, even if it is the same hardware.

(But why would you want to buy TWO heaps of sh.., one is bad enough already).

Stay with Windows 2000 (like me). A whole load less problems, and SP5 is in the making already, so W2K will be supported for a while to come yet.

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Question: Half Life 2

Hi,Just had to reinstall XP over the last few days and ofcourse my copy of HL2 was wiped off. As I was playing through Steam when I reload the game will my save points still be there or do I have to start from scratch :(Thanks

Answer:Half Life 2

the saved game is stored oin your computer if you did not back up the saved game file then you will have to restart from can of course download a saved game and then go back to the chapter you were me if you wish todo this

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Question: half life cd key

does anyone know what file the cd key is located in? i can't seem to find it. thank you

Answer:half life cd key

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I have tried to get second life to load to my laptop..and it does but half way through the game it uninstalls itself does anybody know why it does this?

Answer:I can not get second life to work

You will have to wait for other replies to filter in, but in the mean time address these questions:

What version are you trying to install, the latest?
What are the specs of your laptop?


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Question: Second Life Issue

OK every time i run Second Life i always get this message
my computer is a 32-bit
how can i get an correct driver or video card to make it work?

Answer:Second Life Issue

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Im a real big fan and player of D2 LOD, but I've played to its extreme ends now.
Is there any other games like this out there!!!

IE collect unique, set magical items for your character, then also being able to trade these with other players.

Im open to suggestions of a good multiplayer game online

Answer:Life After Diablo 2 Lod

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okay i just downloaded steam like idk a week ago and i decided to buy half life 2 for 6.99 and its lags to **** when i look around in game that is i lag quite alot and its annoying heres the system requirements for Half Life 2
Official Half-Life 2 Box minimum specs:

Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor
OS: Windows, 2000/XP/Me/98
Graphic card: DirectX 7 level graphics card
Hard Drive: 4.5 GB
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Other: Internet Connection, DVD-ROM Drive
i have a 80gb hard drive and 50gb free heres my specs on my comp , i have do have internet its wireless to a modem that my stepdad has.


Answer:Need help with Lag on Half life 2

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After years and years of being faithful freeloaders, we're leaving ZoneAlarm and are not recommending them anymore, either. The new version doesn't even give you the ability to stop (lock) internet activity and the icon doesn't show traffic anymore. Boo-hoo, I know, but those were two of the features we "used" the most! (Yeah, yeah... why do we use/need them? I dunno...we just do!) :-D Maybe we are just paranoid.

Now that ZoneAlarm has Netflixed it (not that they were really all that great before from what I've heard), can anybody suggest a good firewall (preferably free but not a sticking point) and also maybe a program or two that can give us control/monitoring of our internet as well?

Thanks (very much!!!) in advance.

Answer:Life after ZoneAlarm - Help!

this is one that you may want,show's traffic and locks out live web access on demand

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Question: half life cd key

I lost my cd key to half life. does anyone have one so I can play online. email me at [email protected]

Answer:half life cd key

Did this become a cracking forum? This is for your own good... At the risk of sounding like a moron, how is getting a cd-key in any way related to "Internet & Networking"? This is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you... I just did a ""search"" for "half life cd key" and got monstorous hits (and the first one I clicked on gave me a cd key, imagine that). I'm only here to help people and that's what I'm doing...

Welcome to my world,


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Question: Half Life 2 Help

Im on a part of the hovercrapt chapter, and i cant get up this one ramp. It is where you go down a drop and turn right, see 2 red crates ahead...and a boat to the left. Right after the boat is another, and 2 tanks on a long pier. On the right of the first boat is a ramp, and on the left after boat a borken ramp. Problem is no matter how fast i go off the left ramp, it looks like ill make it but for some reason it knocks my hovercraft back be4 it hits the ramp. Any Help? (ill try to get a screenshot 2mrorow).

Answer:Half Life 2 Help

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Question: Half Life 2 Help!

hey, I want to buy halflife 2 but I dont thing my computer will be able to run it and I was wondering if anybody new what hardware i could buy that was compatible with the stuff i currently have. Heres what I have.

AMD Athlon +1600 1.4 (Think i need a new cpu?)
Nvidia Geforce 2 T (Definatly need a new grpahics card!?)
40 Gig Harddrive (Enough)

512 Ram (Enough)

This is the tricky part, i need to know what stuff i can get that will work with my motherboard: Gigabyte 7VTXH - I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I CAN DO HELP!

??? Any pro's out there to help?

Answer:Half Life 2 Help! said:

In real life you need the best from a new game so I would recommend a 2000 cpu, 512 mb ram, GeForce4 Ti4800 128 ddr or ATI Radeon equivalent.Click to expand...

Apparantly Valve tries to make their games compatible with older parts but reality is that you won't get the best graphics. Your processor should be fine, just need to upgrade the video card.

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Where can I find information on the EOL for HP products?  I would like to know the EOL for a probook 440 G3 but it would be helpful to find the information for other systems as well. thank you,Mary

Answer:End of life for HP Probook 440 G3

@Mdeguise There is no designated EOL. But support usually ends after 10 years. If you look at your serial number the 4th number is the year it was manufactured. xxx423xxxx  2014 the 23 week. REO

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I need to find out how long a new, fully charged battery should last if you are only watching DVD's as mine only seems to last 20 mins :(

Answer:Battery Life of an A60?


normally a fully charged battery should run between 2 and 3 hours!

So I think you should check your Power Management software and set it to default!

Bye Hans

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I'm thinking about picking up Half-Life 2 used off Amazon, but I'm concerned about a used game and Steam. If I try and install a HL2 that someone else has (theoretically) already installed and set up a Steam account, will I run into problems? From what it sounds like, each game connects to and creates a user account for Steam based on each game. If that's the case, I'm guessing that when I try and install HL2 and create a Steam account for myself, it won't let me with a used version. So basically, if I were to pick up HL2, do I need to buy it brand new?


Answer:Half-Life 2 used... is it possible?

its very unlikely that the person didnt use the cd key so if i were you, i wouldnt buy it. even if they say the key is unused. just buy it new, its not that much anymore. i think you can buy it off steam for like 20 bucks or sumthin?

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Question: pc battery life

How long apprx does the battery in pc motherboard last for? What are the warning signs if it is failing. If it fails does it mean buying a new m/board or what? thanks in advance.

Answer:pc battery life

Battery life is not fixed - I've had many motherboards and never had to replace a single battery - a friend had to replace a battery after less than 2 years.The first indication is that the system fails to remember time and date and reverts to the BIOS basic settings on boot-up. If the battery fails, its normally just a matter of replacing it. Some older PC have mobos with the battery soldered into place, but even these CAN be replaced. But the modern ones take watch-type batteries you can pick up from any PC repair shop.

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Recently my home built system began having problems (after four years) and rather than let me fix them, my wife suggested we buy a new computer. Immediately. So, we got a Gateway GT5404, which all in all isn't a bad little machine but still is pretty lacking in some areas, most notably the 300 watt power supply. This seriously hampers upgrading.

So here's my question: anyone know if I can put that Pentium D in a new mobo, put those in a new Antec case with a decent PSU, hook up the hard drive and get it to work? Or is the OS set up to be proprietary such that it will refuse to boot with a new mobo? Or is there some other problem with my scheme that I just don't see yet?

Answer:New life for old Gateway - is it possible?

That really depends on the type of motherboard you get.

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I have a P4,2.53GHz w/500MG RAM. MS 2000 Pro 5.00.2195 SP4. While unprotected, I was infected with multiple virus and spyware content. The baddy was Spydawn which I have removed (for the most part) using the process posted here by Grinler (TY).

HOWEVER, I uninstalled Spydawn three days ago BEFORE I started this process. Who knew? :-(

At step 9 of the Automated removal process "Do you want to clean the registry", I got a warning window saying "Cannot import cleanup.reg: Error accessing registry". I clicked OK and the reboot window did not appear. Got a "Desktop Warning" instead. The notepad log appeared without a reboot. Here it is...

SmitFraudFix v2.147

Scan done at 19:49:57.37, Thu 03/08/2007
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in safe mode

???????????????????????? SharedTaskScheduler Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll

???????????????????????? Killing process
???????????????????????? hosts localhost

???????????????????????? Generic Renos Fix

GenericRenosFix by S!Ri
???????????????????????? Deleting infected files
???????????????????????? Deleting Temp Files
???????????????????????? Winlogon.System
!!!Attention, f... Read more

Answer:Life After Spydawn?

Welcome at BC Automatplease read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log.When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.In your post refer to this threadStart a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the for... Read more

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Question: Bad battery life

After win10 upgrade my laptop stays alive for maybe 1hour but before upgrade i used to work with my laptop for about 5hour. The same problem appeared when I was using Linux, the solution was 'bumblebee'-package, there wasn't a driver for my graphics card (I have an integrated and dedicated card) so it was exhausting the battery.

I don't it's problem with drivers now... at least it would be really weird.

Has someone a similar problem? Have you found a solution?

Answer:Bad battery life

Linux's bumblebee package is what switches between your integrated and NVIDIA graphics cards.

Look for NVIDIA optimus drivers on NVIDIA's website. What's the model of your laptop and the model of your GPUs?

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Question: Battery life

Spoiler (Highlight to read)  So coming back from my other post about this laptop I was just wanted to make sure that this laptop as advertised says you can get 14 hours and 15 minutes now for me as a student that's awesome but I am required to have 8 hours minimum   if I was to buy this laptop for next year for school to use in the classroom and do work etc with it can I achieve a full day because it says something about  3 cell long life li on 48 whr battery  im talking about the model with the terrranyte hard drive etc i chose this one cause of cost etc. I was going to go with the i7 but I chose the i5 cause I thought they would both be power efficient CPUs but basically to sum it up what can I expect with this laptop and will it give me good battery life thank you

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Question: Half Life

I have been stuck in a part of half life for a week know so I had a look at the cheats pages.I followed the instructions which were Select runtype C:\Sierra\Half-Life\hl.exe -dev -toconsole,then to load the last quick save game and press the ~ key to pull down the console but all I get is unknown command which goes off the screen in a couple of seconds. can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and how to access the consol.Regards Alan

Answer:Half Life

I had this with Max payne, couldn't get the developer cheat to work...Gave up in the end!

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Question: Life After Blaster

After my PC was infected with Blaster worm, I did manage to remove it using the tool from Symantec. My PC is now patched etc BUT, it will not shut down, restart or logoff. Upon unactivating all entries relating to Norton Anti Virus 2003 using MSConfig, it works fine. Have tried removing the Norton using the RNAV03 tool, it then also works fine, but upon reinstalling, it will not shut down, restart or logoff again. Can anyone please help?

Answer:Life After Blaster

avg will not give you any trouble i bet,just keep it up to date.worth a try click here

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Question: Half life 2

it shows "runtime error" when i run in xp,but there is no error while in Windows 7??????
How to solve it?????

Answer:Half life 2

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Question: Windows XP Life

Evening All,

I'm just wanting to know when Windows XP Pro is going end of life? it says the following on the Microsoft site

Direct OEM and Retail License Availability (end date)

June 30, 2008

System Builder License Availability (end date)

January 31, 2009

I dont quite understand the above, we build systems for a customer and use the OEM version of Windows XP Pro so from the above I gather I can only buy the OEM or Retail until June 30th 2008?

Am I correct in thinking this?

Paul Wike

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Question: End Of Life Dates

I need to know the End Of Sale dates for the HP z400, HP z420, and HP z800 workstations.  If possilbe I would also like to know where to find this information on HP hardware for future reference.  Thanks!

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Ring any bells? :-))click here

Answer:Life before computers

pretty dull, never got to talk to so many peopleall at once that are so friendly........

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Question: Battery life,IBM

Hi, I have an IBM 600x laptop. I have found new batteries online,but since this machine is so old, I'd like to know how long a charge will last or shouild last with a new battery ? I'm sure it is not like todays batteries? Thanks, Tommy

Answer:Battery life,IBM

Can you run your laptop off AC power WITHOUT the battery installed?

If so, only connect the battery once or twice a month, or so, to check that it is still holding a full, or nearly full, charge.
That way you should get more life out of your battery.

I got around 3 years battery life out of my old Gateway Solo 9300, that could NOT be run without the battery installed (even if the battery was stuffed).

All laptops / batteries, are unique.
What figures are quoted for one combination may be completely different to your combo.

Sorry can't be more definite. Bazza


tommym said:

Hi, I have an IBM 600x laptop. I have found new batteries online,but since this machine is so old, I'd like to know how long a charge will last or shouild last with a new battery ? I'm sure it is not like todays batteries? Thanks, TommyClick to expand...


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Question: Half Life

I have an up to speed XP rig with all the bellz & whistles and I have loaded & installed v1101.

All I can pull up is CounterStrike or DayofDefeat.... I only want to play HALF LIFE darn-it...

And WHERE can I get a copy of JUST HALF LIFE without having to get a mega-download that has everything under the sun that I DON'T want... No TFC... No CS... ONLY HALF LIFE???

Answer:Half Life

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I have just bought a socket 370 motherboard very cheaply from Ebay to have mainly as a standby spare. The mobo was advertised as working but make unknown. This is not a problem as I have a program that I can run that reads the mobo bios info so I could then download the manual/drivers etc once I had the details. The problem is to get this info I have to power the board up. I have set the board up very carefully so I can boot and run the software but each time I switch on all that happens is the CPU fan just flickers and the monitor comes alive and dies immediately. I then have to re-set the cmos jumper to get even a flicker again. The board will take Intel Pentium III and Celeron CPU?s I am testing with a PIII 866MHz & Celeron 600MHz CPU both have the same results. I have also tried different PSU?s and have even fitted the board into a PC case correctly but still no good. Obviously without the boards manual I am having to switch on the board by using a jumper on the pins that the power switch would be connected to. Would this seem that the board is dead? Has anyone experienced anything similar?RegardsRobert.

Answer:No life in motherboard

The only suggestion I can make is to try different fan headers - if you have a header labelled CPU or FAN1 try it on each - some boards won't power up if they can't detect a CPU fan.

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Question: Half Life 2

Has anyone had problems installing this game. I cannot set up a new Steam account and thus cannot play the game. I get an error message box to the effect that Create Account failed due to error 200: Connection Reset, Winsock Error 10054. Connection reset by peer.I have emailed Tech Support and await their response, but if anyone out there can help in the meantime, please let me know. Thanks.

Answer:Half Life 2

click here

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I have a lightly used 120 GB HD from my old Dell Dimension 4400. (Probably made in 2001.) The HD is a Western Digital WD1200. It is said to have a 40 pin connector and thereíre four prongs for the power. It wonít hook up to my new Dell Dimension E520. I was wondering if there is any type of exterior hard drive enclosure that would be compatible with the WD1200 so I could use it as an external HD Ė or if there are actual adaptors that can be used to get obsolete HDs to connect with modern equipment.
Please help

Answer:Obsolete HD still have life?

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Question: New Build-No Life

I built a desktop after moving and leaving my old one with family. I bought everything from monitor to mouse. I've built computers for friends an family and got them to work or found a solution for the reason they wouldn't. Unfortunately this has got me stomped.I get no power to the computer, no fans spinning, no LED, nothing. I went through trial and error of figuring out the problem. As usual I figured the culprit to be the PSU after buying a multimeter. So I RMA'ed it and when I got it back still nothing. I then RMA'ed my motherboard. And still same issue. I tried each piece separately, I tried bread boarding. I tested the power outlets, I tried shorting the PW switch thinking it might just be the power button. I tested and inspected most issues. One I'm left with is the CPU, but I figured I would get some kind of power. Even hooking up fans and only fans and trying to short the PSU they still don't run (this is using the "new" RMA'ed PSU). This is my last resort after which I left with taking it to a computer repair because I simply have very little time to mess with it.Parts (I only put what I think is an issue. With my previous tests I did not use RAM, HD, video card, Cd-rom seeing as I get absolutely no power)SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power SupplyASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ... Read more

Answer:New Build-No Life

I sympathize entirely with your problem.  It should be possible to do some simple tests on just the power saw why buy itself or with an accessory.A multimeter or VOM  is very essential for power supply testing.  However, but there are some difficulties with using just the VOM by itself to test the power supply.  If you have another accessory around such as the old hard drive or even old CD-ROM drive you can use than as load for the power supply. After consulting your motherboard documentation you should be able to locate the wires that activate the power supplyHere is a video. But be careful. A mistake can do harm.

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Question: low battery life

Hello! I am using an IdeaPad z500 for less than 6 months and lately I have noticed that my battery life became very low. It lasts maxiumum 1h10m in Power Saver mode (when used for general tasking). I was expecting at least 3h autonomy as stated in the product detailes and now I am very disappointed considering that the product is relatively new. Is there something I could do to solve this problem?

Answer:low battery life

please, refer the following thread:

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I work on my Z61M 945038U with ac power almost exclusively.  Rarely, do I need to run the machine on the battery.  What is the best way to extend battery life?  I've looked for a definitive answer, but haven't been able to find one.  Thanks! Ian

Answer:Battery life while using ac?

if you don't use your battery, then it is best to keep it between at 40 to 60 % charge level, you can set the charge level in your Thinkvantage power manager under battery maintenance. 

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Question: half life 2

could some please help me with half life 2 prob the game plays fine then goes jerky for a couple of seconds like its trying to catch up then plays ok my comp has p4 2.53 a xfx 5700 graphics card and 764 ram the game recommends full settings for most things have tried these turned down but has no effect

Answer:half life 2

Think you have found the "stutter" problem that affects some versions of this game as explained click here a possible fix on Steam website click here and click here

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Question: Battery Life ?

Hi allActually my question about charging perriod of battery;im mostly home user near by a power source and its not matter find  a power source its matter not shorten my battery life and using properly.1-) is that true when charging complete as %100 and pc detect this and convey the power directly to pc untill you unplug the charge or the power always goes first to battery and then to goes pc in every situation ?2-) is that create a problem what if i separate the battery form the pc and using it with only plug because of every charging perriod shorten the battery life i heard.or what do you suggesti dont know is it 3 or 6 cell not writing on it but find Model Name: L09M6Y11i really need a technical information about this from a person who has really technically knowledgeThanks in advance and Best regards. ?deapad S10-2-2957

Answer:Battery Life ?

hi mtrcurse,as i know it's 3 cell battery and i suggest you to keep it plugged. if you don't use your battery all the time, i suggest you to check the power management settings. there should be an option to optimize battery life. ( please, select "best battery health" )about battery usage, we have couple of threads and kb articles. please, search the forum.hope this helps.

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Question: Half Life 2

Whenever i play half life 2, it says "AI disabled" and no characters move at all. Is there any way to re-activate the AI?


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Question: Battery life

Just got a new Envy 4520 laptop. The battery isl asting about 5 hrs on ordinary use, not streaming or heavy file downloading. I would have expected more like 8 hrs! 

Answer:Battery life

Envy 4520 is a printer

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Do any of you have any experience of the on line virtual world of 'Second Life' ?Any good ?Any problems ?

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Question: half-life Cd key

does anyone know where I can get another one?

Answer:half-life Cd key

In any store that sells the game. Anything else would be pirating, illegal and not supported or allowed here

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Question: Battery Life

I have had my T61 for <2yrs and the battery will not hold a charge.  Everytime I unplug the computer it dies....Any words of adivce or in the same boat?

Answer:Battery Life

Hi jeepchick76, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
Lithium ion batteries can last 300-500 cycles, but there are other factors which effect life: Capacity reduces over time, even if you're not using it, typically over 2-3 years. Keeping them fully charged, and/or at high temperatures accelerates aging. If your laptop is mainly plugged in, they can last as little as 12-18 months. Check Battery University or Wikipedia for more information.
One thing to check is whether your battery is covered by this replacement program:
Hope this helps!

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hi there. i have installed tuneup utilities 2008, this is a end of life status, how do i reactivate this program?

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Question: x64 + Half Life 2

i click "install half life 2" i get a DEP (Data execution Prevention) error and it closes???


i've never come across that before.


i went into the cd, installed steam, then installed hl2 bypassing the actual autorun sequence.

works now..installed.

x64 musn't like something on the autorun i guess.....*shrugs*

Answer:x64 + Half Life 2

i think u have to turn DEP off...

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Question: Half-Life 2

Hi. Playing Half Life 2...what a great game...i get to the dark energy and when time stops and that bloke stops speaking my computer crashes. any ideas???

Answer:Half-Life 2

what are your system specs, I have finished half life 2 and it played ok all the way through.

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