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Best laptop that fits my wants/needs

Question: Best laptop that fits my wants/needs

Hello! I'm saving up $$$ for a laptop, but don't know which bests suits me. It has to have good storage space, and price doesn't matter, but it has to be fast, good for multitasking and great for gaming. Good at multitasking meaning checking emails, using Microsoft Access or Excel, reading articles, and downloading small to large files. Gaming doesn't have to be 100% percent perfect but at least playable with small to no lag. It can have Windows 7 or Windows 8, and I prefer touchscreen but it doesnt have to be. Any suggestions?
Edited: I'm think about getting this
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Preferred Solution: Best laptop that fits my wants/needs

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.)

Answer: Best laptop that fits my wants/needs

Depending on what kind of gaming you're looking at, that might be overkill.

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I have been reading your forums for sometime and have been able to fix minor problems with your help, so I hope you guys can help me now.

I have a Gateway laptop 3018gz that I purchase three years ago. My extended warranty gave out in August and soon after I started having problems. The latest one is a doozy.

On 9/8, it was working fine. No new installs, except an update to Yahoo Messenger. I turned it off that night before going to bed.

On 9/9, went to turn it on, it gave me a BSOD,and instantly restarted. I was able to stop the restart, but never got the BSOD again. I restarted it and it froze and the screen scrambled. Has been doing this ever since. Sometimes the display won't even come up. I can hear the computer going (I hear the fan and the HD) and I hooked it up to another monitor to see if the screen was going, but it didn't work either. I was able to do a recovery on it, but just as it finished the screen froze again and scrambled.

I initially thought this was some sort of virus or trojan horse, but now I am not so sure.

Please help!!!!!!

Answer:Laptop Giving Me Fits!

Can you give us any info from the BSODs? Are you able to start in safe mode to look at the event viewer?

If you can start in safe mode, you may wish to uninstall Yahoo Messenger for the moment. Look at the add - remove programs area and see if you notice anything out of the ordinary.

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Hey forums!   I having been trying without success to find an ideapad y410p neoprene sleeve that actually fits (i.e. not a little big or enough room for a charger - but actually nice and snug as intended with a sleeve). Has anyone had any luck finding  model that fits properly?   Thanks! 

Answer:Need laptop sleeve for y410p that actually fits

Hi DBilodeau,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
The complete information of the accessories for Y410p Laptop will be with our sales team, I suggest you to contact them to check the availability. Below is the image with contact number of US sales team.

Do post us back for further queries.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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Hi everyone,Has anyone bought a laptop sleeve for a W500 with a 9-cell battery?I've been searching around for sleeves but don't what fits.Could you guys provide me some choices that you like?Thanks....

Answer:W500 w/ 9cell.....What laptop sleeve fits?

A 15.4" zeroshock III case fits nicely. I bought one off ebay.

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I'm not sure if this is a software or hardware problem, but whenever I press the left shift it will enter a |. I think it is hardware because it is limited to the left shift. Anyone know how to fix it?

Answer:Idk if this fits here..

Probably a prob with the keyboard. You can try popping up the key and resetting it.

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My Setup: DSL 4500/500kbit/s to Router (WRT54GS+TomatoFW) to Win7 64bit PC

I'm tired of QoS not being able to regulate the downstream, because by the time it could do that the packets are always blocking the bottleneck anyway. It's logical but I don't like it. I'm tired of trying to limit the downstream by adjusting the upstream, involving alot of guesswork. I'm tired of mechanisms that do not allow instant internet usage, because first my router has to throttle back bulk traffic to allow my http requests through. I'm tired of trying to seperately identify Streaming Video, HTTP Downloads and Web surfing in the router via Layer7 filtering (which somehow does not work for me) and KB-Transferred filtering (which also won't work).

I know the ultimate solution to this but I don't know which programs I need for this. Here it goes:

I have to be able to "split my Internet connection" into 2 virtual connections (or something similar to that). Everything has to be happening on the Windows PC, NOT the Router, because routers cannot see enough (because of OSI Layer Modell). As I said QoS is also not a solution because it cannot effectively limit downstream. I have to coordinate the programs on the PC directly.

First Connection: X Amounts of Mbit reserved only for what I actively do: Surfing, Youtube, Gaming, VOIP, things I have my Attention on. This never gets used if I'm not actively working the Internet.

Second connection: Y Amounts of Mbit reserved for all stuff I set i... Read more

Answer:What fits my needs if QoS does not?

How about using a trick as if you have two pc's:
Use both wired and a wireless connection and configure each specifically for one of your above 'virtual'connections.
+... your question baffles me a little... I don't know what version router you have but.. are you saying QoS for Applications does not work?

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So this morning my computer froze, forcing me to force a shutdown/reboot. When I turned it back on, it showed the attached pics. I have no idea what it means or anything. All I know is there's dollar signs in that gibberish, and that makes it important.

Answer:(Not sure where this actually fits)

Just looks like a regular run of CHKDSK to me. Windows is checking the integrity of your files and disk. Nothing to worry about imho. The dollar signs are just a representation of a hidden or administrative share.

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Question: One Size Fits All?

Will a cooler such as: - ZALMAN Ultra Quiet Notebook Cooler Model ZM-NC1000 Black - Laptop Accessories
Fit a 14'1 laptop?

I'd like to confirm before purchasing
Thank you

Answer:One Size Fits All?

well, as you can see for yourself on the page, they propose this cooler as a set with 15.4" wide notebook, so I think we can safely presume that your notebook will fit as well

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What do you need to help me fix this?

I can't even do ctrl-alt-del - Task manger has been disable by your administrator ???

I've seen a lot of threads on this - are there any one recommended to follow?

Answer:Virus BS 2.0 (the BS fits !!)

hi, welcome to TSG.

Download hijack this from the link below.Please do this. Click here:

to download HijackThis. Click scan and save a logfile, then post it here so
we can take a look at it for you. Don't click fix on anything in hijack this
as most of the files are legitimate.

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i have a lexmark 1100 series printer, scanner, fax machine and everytime i try to print it says cartridiges stuck something in way but i have taken it apart cleaned it and still get the same error message any ideas?
richard thompson

Answer:printer having fits need help with this also

try using the device manager to uninstall the printer...reboot and let windows "find " the "new" will reinstall it..have the cd with the drivers handy..

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So I am going to build my first pc and I have picked a motherboard and I was wondering what ram fits. I really don`t know what the requirements for ram matching motherboard is. Thanks in advance!Motherboard: MSI B250 Krait Gaming S-1151 ATX Link to ram I was looking at 

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Not sure what the problem is, I though I had cleaned some things out but to no avail, this a coworkers PC is still messing up:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:51:25 PM, on 2/28/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\RitzPix E-Z Print & Share\OurPictures.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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Answer:HJT Log - PC giving me fits

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Question: Which Case Fits

I came into this mobo for nothing. I might start building.a computer. This will give me a start for now. The mobo is a ASRock 775Dual-VSTA Core2 Duo. Thanks

Answer:Which Case Fits

Any ATX mid tower or full tower should work. Can you give your budget?

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I think my CD/DVD Drive has gone bad. How do I tell what to replace it with.I have tried to find a parts list for my model with no luck.HP Pavilion 500-056 Desktop PCProduct number: H5P75AAR#ABA  

Answer:What cd/dvd fits my model

Hi: Below is the link to the parts list for your PC. The DVD drive with the HP part number can be found under the Drives section. 575781-801DVD - 16X SMD R-Spd nLS JB ECO The replacement part from HP is pricey ($104.83).  You may want to query by the part # on eBay and see what turns up.

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I'm planning on hitchiking across the US this summer. I want to keep a blog while doing so, and possibly sell an article to some newspapers to fund the journey.

Anyway, I don't want to try to keep my laptop intact for the trip, so I'm looking for a PDA or handheld. Here are the features I want:

Wi-Fi (so I can upload to blog and send/check e-mail)
GPS would be nice
full-size portable keyboard (something that folds down, preferably)
MP3 compatability would be nice so I can listen to tunes while walking or camping
USB ports so I can use my jumpdrive to store documents on

Any specific recommendations? Money is an issue, I can't do much over 500$.

Answer:What Handheld fits my needs?

here are a few ive come up with (its hard to find those that meet all ur needs,if there even is one...):

Lists of diferent types:

Specific ones

ummm yeah.......sorry i could find anything more, but thats some tough criteria to meet....hope that helped

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Hi, I am trying to upgrade my Pavillion's processor but cannot get a straight answer on what will fit and work. I need a minimum 2.4 ghz CPU that will fit into a 462 socket. my specs are HP Pavilion 061/ Model: PL382AA-ABA A706N /
Motherboard Make: ASUSTek Computer INC. / Motherboard Model: Kelut and my current processor is an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.1Ghz. It works fine but I need an upgrade to handle new games we are trying to play. I am new to the upgrading game! Would appreciate any advice on which processor to buy. Thanks.

Answer:Need a 2.4 ghz amd cpu that fits 462 socket

You will have great difficulty getting the performance you intend with the HP 061, and it could get costly as you will be paying to learn.

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im currently short on usb ports on my pc, and i want to upgrade. i saw one with 8 ports and one with 6 ports, but idk if they fit. also, they say you need everything up to vista, nothing about 7 or 8. im going to get this case
Antec Nine Hundred Case | eBay
im not sure what i have currently, but it says pavillion p6000 on the bottom. id also like to know if this case is better than what i currently have. any suggestions for a pci slot that has a lot of usb ports thats under $20? and a case that would be better than this one for the same or cheaper price? thanks in advance.

Answer:need help picking out a usb pci that fits my pc

As far as I know there are only two sizes of PC cards, full size and low profile. Low profile cards are I believe half hight. So unless you have a mini itx case a regular size card should fit. To plug the card in you'll need a matching slot, PCI or PCIe depending on what the card wants/is.

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im trying to figure out what G.Skill Ram ( or another brand around same price ) that will fit this motherboard, can anyone find it and post a link for me, thanks

Answer:what ram fits this motherboard...

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I have run the XP cleaning procedure with combofix, spybot, AVG and MG tools as suggeste by this great site, but I still have a nasty Awola bug on my computer. I will try to attach the logs, but AVG stated that it did not create one.

Please help, and thanks in advance!

Answer:awola still giving me fits

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Run this Disable/Remove Windows Messenger to remove Windows Messenger. Do not confuse Windows Messenger with MSN Messenger because they are not the same. Windows Messenger is a frequent cause of popups.

Uninstall the below old versions of software:
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.3 <-- this has not been used for more than 2 years.
Viewpoint Media Player <-- should have been uninstalled in step 0 of the READ ME

Then install the proper version of Spybot as given in the READ ME. MAKE SURE to uncheck the option for using Teatimer.

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it. This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsft Windows Adapter 5.1.3013] C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\zpbfwsb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [ngm] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ngm.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [nhhp] C:\WINDOWS\System32\nhhp.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone:
O16 - DPF: NDWCab -
O20 - Winlogon Notify: khfdbxx - khfdbxx.dll (file missing)
O23 - Service: PLSRemote Service (PLSRemoteSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PLSRemote.exe (file missing)

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

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About a month ago, I guess, I started having these lag "fits". I've only had this computer for less than a year, but it was refurbished when I bought it. I play MMORPGs (EverQuest 1 & 2), and I never had a lag problem out of this computer til these fits. I didn't really do anything new around that time. I pretty knew how I wanted my computer set up when I got it and I don't change it much. I might have installed PoserPro2010 and Autodesk 3DS Max 2010 around that time, but me and boyfriend (has a very good job working with computers in a factory, head computer guy, hardware and software) looked at both programs and did some tests and nothing seems to make the problem go away. Of course, we've ran the virus scanners and everything. He did a lot of start-up program changes and some other stuff, I'm not sure. I just let him do some things and he was like "Try that." But I still get these lag spikes.Usually, when I get them, I'm running 2 EQ1 clients, maybe firefox, and winamp. Sometimes there's one other program, maybe UTorrent or something. When looking at the Task Manager, Processses, the ones taking up the most CPU/Memory is my EQ clients. But I've closed them both while it was lagging before and it doesn't fix it. It doesn't lag out my music, it'll play fine. And I can click from window to window like normal, mouse doesn't lag. But everything else seems to act slow-moving or slow-loading.Any ideas? It's very annoying.

Answer:Why is my computer having random lag fits?

utorrent will cause severe lag even when it doesn't seem to be using much bandwidth you should switch it off when gaming

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Hi, I need to get a new GFX card, as my current one, 3D Prophet 32Mb 4000XT, is playing up. I am not really looking for an 'upgrade'. I just want a replacement for a faulty part, and that the replacement is not a 'downgrade'My manual says my board is 'AGP 2.0 Compliant', and supports 4x(1.5v), 2x(3.3v) and 1x modes. However i have read threads from those who have bought a new card, only to find it will not actually fit into their Mobo, and other threads where it will fit, but not work. Looking on google i can see at least 4 different AGP slot types. When brousing on Dabs web site i can't work out what to look in the spec's, to tell if the card is Ok for use on my PC.Are all 4x AGP cards the same 'slot' type?Will and 8X one fit/work, or not?I have seen this, click here but have no idea if it will fit. if it will fit/work, I am also assuming it will offer at least as good performance as my current card.

Answer:AGP card, How to pick one that fits?

Since your MoBo supports AGP 2 that card should fit. click here

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Question: Intel giving fits.

Machine: IBM 8090
P4 3.0GHz HT
1GB PC3200
Windows XP Pro SP3
Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Connection (onboard NIC)
Suddenlink Cable for the internet.

When machine is first booted up, everything goes fine. 5-6 hours later, shows as limited or no connectivity, but still shows as connected.
Have already uninstalled the driver and installed the latest from Intel for this card. Same version as I already had,so no gain there.
Everything worked before last Windows Update, but only one I took was a Security Update.
Driving (no joke intended) me up a wall trying to keep connected.

Answer:Intel giving fits.

Go to add remove programs and remove the last security update from Windows and see if it returns to normal, if not post back and we'll try another route.
How old is you IBM/

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So I just got this rig:

Intel Core 2 QUAD Q6600 Quad Core 2.4GHz 8MB(2x4MB) Socket 775

Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 iP35 4DDR2-DIMM 2PCI 5PCIe SATA Socket775 ATX

And my old Scythe Ninja won't fit on the motherboard because that silentpipe technology has a plate right underneath the cpu.

Does anyone know of a great cooler? Preferably no fans if that will work that will fit on this motherboard?

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Hi guys do you know if you can put any of the i7 intel chips onto a asus m3a78-emh motherboard?

I have a quadcore phenom 9850 on a asus m3a78-emh motherboard and was wondering if I can just buy the i7 and swap out the amd phenom out of there?


Answer:I7 fits on asus m3a78-emh?

No, AMD uses different socket then Intel all-together. You can't switch them out. You have to have a motherboard that supports the i7 socket (1136 or 1156 depending on which i7 you were thinking of) to use it.

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I recently did a destructive recovery system restore.... OK, no problems getting everything back up to working order, re-installed chrome, my VGA driver, etc...

But my damn wireless network adapter just won't stay connected when I try to download something. Literally, anything makes this thing lose connection other than just surfing the web. Loading videos and downloading are the culprits. This is what the networking utility looks like before I d/l. It'll usually go for about 5 seconds, then turns to this. I downloaded the most recent driver from Dynex, still no luck. Unplugging it from its little stand, waiting 3 seconds and then plugging it back in makes it work again, but the second I go to download anything again it switches back to that other disconnected mode. Restarting the comp will also do the same.


Answer:DX-EBUSB giving me fits

with all your hardware and software efforts did you reset your browser options and open your cookies and include all your plug-ins for your browser of choice?

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I ve got a Hp Z400 workstation. I had some server memory modules from another unit memory P/N500203-061 HP 4GB 1X4GB 1333MHZ PC3-10600 CL9 DUAL RANK ECC ...The memory installed now in the HP workstation Z400 is 3x2 Gb Hp original memory.  Ist it possible to use 2 X4 GB modules off server memory in the Z400 workstation so i ive got 12 GB total memory...? There is 6 memory dimmplaces totally..If its possible how to configure?

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Im looking for a cpu cooler for extreme overclocking.but i cant find any that fit in my case.i have a coolermaster HAFF 922

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i got a sony walkman phone that came with a tiny 512mb card, and the "M2 adaptor" stick
soon after i decided to buy a camera
now i went to a store and ask them if the M2 adapter will fit, they said "no you need a memory stick", then i ask them if my M2's a memory stick, they went "no you need another type of memory stick" and points at a package of the same tiny 512mb card i had but instead includes a much smaller looking adapter than my M2 in the package, so then i ask them if getting that will solve everything, and they said, "no you also need to get a memory stick 2 duo quad triple double adapter", afterwards, i thought my mind exploded.

so i was just wondering if i can slap the thing in the photo in the cybershot camera. thanks.

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I have bought a AGP Card off the web and when it fits into the AGP Slot the housing for the monitor cable has to pass through and the casing and be seated inside the tower case. Am i being daft or is there more than 1 type of card?

Answer:AGP Card only fits backwards!!!

Yes - there are 2 types depending upon the speed of the card - and the commensurate voltage. If you have a 4x or 8x the voltage is different and, as a safeguard, the blocking slot is in a different place. Some mobos, and some AGP cards are multi-speed and have no slots but if you cannot fit the card in the right way round, the card is not compatible with your mobo.

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I recently came across this by accident when I was looking for security software for Linux and I think this is brilliant. What I am talking about is Home Internet Security From OpenDNS which is now part of Cisco. You have the option of three packages here with the first two being completely free. I currently use OpenDNS Home where you have to register but after that it's still completely free.
Moreover please note that this is not an Anti-virus or Anti-malware program. Once configured which is actually quite easy to do this package will block numerous unwanted web content, provide you with built in fraud and phishing protection and thus protecting your identity, and much more.
What's more is that this will work on any system or computing device you use whether it be Windows, Linux, Android, Apple or whatever; handy if you don't want to much around for a while with the terminal in Linux or install any filtering software on Windows.
I seriously recommend checking this utility out.

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Hi,Perhaps Im just being picky but I want an A4 paper tray to hold my A4 paper neatly.All of the ones Ive seen are a bit wider than A4 which makes my "stack" of paper move around and look untidy.Are there any trays available which are a "tight fit" around a sheet of A4 paper?Jordan

Answer:Where can I get an A4 paper tray that fits A4!

Unlikely, most A4 paper trays are also sized to fit foolscap paper & C4 envelopes, so are going to be in the region of 229 x 324mm, A4 is 210 x 297mm. Not saying it's impossible, but it's going to be trial and error at your local stationers I think.

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Everytime I try to open a folder in Windows 2000 I get an error message that says "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result the page might not display correctly" And of course all that shows is an empty folder. I can get to my files by using search, but obviously that is very limiting. Here's how I got where I am. Visited lot sof less than reputable websites. Lots of Hijackers etc. Loaded Microsoft Beta anti spy software. It didn't work very well. I piddled with the settings and got myself in a lot of trouble. I did everything I could think of including uninstalling the software as well as re loading Windows 2000 over the top of the load I was running. I would gladly reformat my hraddrive and start from scratch if I could get to and save my files, but without being able to see in my folders, it would take a thousand years to find and save all the data I want to save. I've done some cursory research and experimentation with ActiveX, but needless to say, I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Any suggestions? I'm waiting for that whiz to come blazing in and save the day. I'll follow your suggestions and report back. Please help.


Answer:Active X giving me fits

Hi Jim.

ActiveX can be a real pain at times. When IE settings are altered, you can find yourself in a world of problems. The following M$ link may be able to help with that.

Try running an online scan with Trend Micro (A/S) here: It uses ActiveX so you may be unable to run it. The AV online scan is the same.

The following "Freeware" program may be able to readjust your settings so that you are able to backup your files & do a reformat.



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i have instlled Realtek ac97.but it is not working.................. how could i fix the sound problem?

Answer:how can i know which Realtek fits on my comp

Is the "soundcard" actually a card? Or is it built into the motherboard?You need to post the make/model of your computer, or the make/model of your motherboard, or the make/model of your sound "card". You won't get any help without it.

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Sorry for the obvious-sounding question, but I have a dead laptop with a good Core 2 Duo 2.6ghz in it which I would like to re-use.

It's currently slotted in:

Intel(R) I965PM + ICH8M Chipset LGA775 16X PCI-E Platform Mainboard

Will it fit in a normal desktop LGA 775 motherboard?

Answer:LGA 775 mobile cpu fits in normal LGA 775?

The CPU should fit in any desktop board that has a 775 socket.

If possible, check the mfr's specs on the replacement board before reinstalling it to be sure the specific CPU you have is supported. In some cases, an older board may not support the specific CPU or require a BIOS update for the CPU to work properly.

Hope this helps.

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I need to upgrade the RAM memory from 8GB to 16GB I know what kind to buy but I don't know what connector type to buy, I think it is laptop style memory sticks but it could be desktop, does anyone know which one to buy?

Answer:What type RAM Memory fits

Hi, Hope the following information helps Crucial has policy "These upgrades are guaranteed compatible when you order from " and can return within 45 days. Regards.

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Ok Here is what I have setup.

In my home I have 3 desktops, 2 laptops, and a NAS Server.

Everything is setup in my home without any issues.

The OS on each system is:

2 Laptops - XP
3 Desktops - XP
NAS Server - Linux

I have the two laptops and 1 of the desktops (my htpc) on 108 Belkin Pre-N Network.
A Single desktop with a Belkin 54g card.
The last desktop runs my web, ftp mail, dns server. It is hardwired to a Dlink gamer lounge Gigabit wired Router.
the NAS Linux Server (Unraid) is attached via Gigabit Adapter to the D-Link router above.

The NAS Server is about 2 Terabytes and has ALL of its drives mapped on each and every XP Machine.

So all machines have complete access to the NAS Server.

While inside my LAN I use mostly Remote Desktop because it seems to be the fastest to use. I may be wrong or have my settings wrong on the others, but these are my results.

Ok Here is where I am having issues:

When I am on the road or away from my LAN, I use a Verizon Broadband Card. Usually I get the EDGE network, so things are pretty fast.

I am currently using LogMeIn for my access to each home machine. I think it is pretty good, Very reliable, but somewhat slow. I am using the FREE versions as I don't need remote printing, or file transfer.

I tried to use UltraVNC and could not get the machines at home to respond reliably in the sense that I could not always connect to them etc.

What I am looking for is the following:

I want the same experience on the road that... Read more

Answer:VPN, VNC, Logmein, GoToMyPc ?? Which fits my needs?

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I'm looking to upgarde the optical drive in my Aspire VN7-792G - anyone know the part number of a Blueray drive that fits? 

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Machine specs:

CPU: AMD 64x2 3800+, Fatal1ty motherboard, A-Data 512 mb DDR, nVidia GF 6800GS 256mb, WinXP SP2

Latest BIOS, firmware, drivers etc.

Have it configured to complete memory dump. Ran it through ms debug tools and got the below from it, which I dont have a smoldering clue as to what it means:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.6.0007.5
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Summary Dump File: Only kernel address space is available

Symbol search path is:
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055c700
Debug session time: Tue Apr 24 12:55:26.875 2007 (GMT+2)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:53:39.583
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PEB is paged out (Peb.Ldr = 7ffd500c). Type ".hh dbgerr001" for details
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Answer:Computer throwing fits

Ok.... dont know why. What problem are you having?

Spjong said:

Machine specs:
Have it configured to complete memory dump. Ran it through ms debug tools and got the below from it, which I dont have a smoldering clue as to what it means:Click to expand...


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I'm a bit of a novice in this field - I've just started to copy (sorry, make back-ups) of CDs using my brother's CDRW, which is built in to his hard drive.
I was wondering if I could download tunes on my own PC and transfer them to his, to burn onto CDs?

Assuming we both have the same music software, such as Napster, I need to know how big the music files are on average. I imagine they're pretty big (i.e. several Mb) - but can they be compressed using Winzip (or whatever) and then put onto a floppy or mailed as an attachment? I know Hotmail has only a 1000Kb maximum size for attachments. I also have a Yahoo e-mail, but don't know the max size for this.

If this is possible, would the CDRW program be able to read the tunes the same as it does when copied from another CD, or will the files have to be converted and if so what program should I use? And where would I get it?
I can't think of the make of the CDRW right now, or the specific program used - I'll get back to you on that - but is this hypothetically possible?

The main problem is that I can't spend hours on my brother's PC downloading tracks, but I could certainly do this on my own PC.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:If the track fits, burn it...

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Question: Media Player Fits

I'm not sure how or why this started. I cannot run, install re-install or upgrade my windows media player. I've tried a number of fixes found elsewhere on this site but no luck. Im running win 98se.

SETUP_WM caused an invalid page fault in
module WMP.DLL at 017f:07683c5a.
EAX=00000000 CS=017f EIP=07683c5a EFLGS=00010246
EBX=07680000 SS=0187 ESP=0150d784 EBP=0150d7b8
ECX=077396cc DS=0187 ESI=07a4a4ac FS=10f7
EDX=00000000 ES=0187 EDI=07a57f48 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
38 bc 55 94 07 a3 50 7f a5 07 c7 05 48 7f a5 07
Stack dump:
00000000 78001fa2 00000001 07681e68 07a4a38c 07a4a548 07681de1 07680000 00000001 00000000 00000000 07680000 81958a58 0150d980 bff7ddd6 07680000

Answer:Media Player Fits

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I recently came across this by accident when I was looking for security software for Linux and I think this is brilliant. What I am talking about is Home Internet Security From OpenDNS which is now part of Cisco. You have the option of three packages here with the first two being completely free. I currently use OpenDNS Home where you have to register but after that it's still completely free.
Moreover please note that this is not an Anti-virus or Anti-malware program. Once configured which is actually quite easy to do this package will block numerous unwanted web content, provide you with built in fraud and phishing protection and thus protecting your identity, and much more.
What's more is that this will work on any system or computing device you use whether it be Windows, Linux, Android, Apple or whatever; handy if you don't want to much around for a while with the terminal in Linux or install any filtering software on Windows.
I seriously recommend checking this utility out.

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I just installed the new Quick Start to my S9. It is quite a well written application. However, what is the point of using it if I can recover my XP from hibernation with similar duration of boot time. I wish there is an configurable option in Quick Start to save power as much as it can. And that makes whole lot of sense to me. (Some vendor had talked about this long before, but I didn't see anything successfully marketed.) With tricks and turning  off all devices (via device manager or devcon util), I can extend my battery from 20% and up running XP. 3-cell battery can last 3+ hrs.  For Quick Start, if it has a configuration of such. It'd well deserve the purpose. All I need is sound, wifi...and nothing else. Card reader, LAN port...why should I need it? If I use it, boot it into XP. Otherwise, IMO, Quick Start is only a toy but not a productive software. p.s. I think it is a bug rather than a feature. When Quick Start boots if system hibernated before, it goes into read-only mode. That is safe and acceptable implementation, but it should use the setting stored instead of asking setting again, like language, all over again. LouisHong Kong  

Answer:Quick start - where it fits

Another problem is the mouse pad sensitivity. Lots of erroneous click while moving. Need an external mouse. And seems no one is addressing that. Just a Toyware at  this stage.

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I am so sick of .NET Framework. It has to be unequivocally, unarguably, and indubitably the worst program ever written by Microsoft.

I have been fighting with this mess for three days and I am no farther than when I started.

I cannot load 3.5 because it says I have not loaded 2.0 sp2.

I try to load 2.0 sp2 and it says I haven't loaded 2.0a.

I search for 2.0a and it does not exist. The Microsoft database does not have it anywhere in their search engine.

2.0 just simply won't load at all. I get error 25007. One help site said to rename a directory and then it would work. It didn't work!

Help sites have been no help at all. The Microsoft help pages are no better.One says that I need to load 2.0 SDKd but when it ends it says it cannot load because 2.0 is missing. The link on the page titled "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0" takes me to a page that is for .NET Framework 4.0!

4.0 says that it needs 3.5 loaded before it will load but it loads anyway.

3.0 won't load because it says it needs the phantom 2.0a.

3.5 won't load at all.

In desperation, I finally ran the program which removes all copies of .NET Framework except 1.0.

1.1 loaded just fine but 1.1 sp1 fails.

Is there ANY place I can find a step-by-step instruction for loading these programs from a RELIABLE source????

HELP!!! :cry

Answer:NET Framework giving me fits

Is this the utility you used for cleanup. It is supposed to able to remove from version 1 to 4.

I would remove .NET using ADD/Remove programs in control panel and then the cleanup tool.

Then install version 2 first skipping version 1.

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I have an FSP350 power supply and it has a HUGE fan. Unfortunately, my stupid case has the screws all weird on the back of it so when screwing in the power supply it has to be placed upside down. When upside down the fan faces the top of the case. This defeats the purpose of the big fan and probably causes unnecessary heat buildup.
What should I do?


Answer:PSU Fits Wrong: Need Recommendations

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I've decided to put this topic of question in this category due to the discussion of the topic and some questions I'm curious about being answered.

Computer Micro Architecture in regards to this topic being of the CPU, is a very complex in the way of Physical design. I'm curious about the software and the CPU Hardware it self being designed as a package. In CPU architecture and\or CPU Design you have at this current stage, Logic Units, Binary arrays (I think), you have DATA Pipe lining, arithmetic Logic Units, Memory Controllers and assembly languages. Thats just for starters.

In regards to the CPU Design I think, an architecture is as the same principal being like a Building architect, the actual make up of the CPU it self. Hence CPU Architecture. I don't understand, many concepts, about CPU architecture, when you buy an Intel or AMD CPU, what are all the added extras you get as to what hardcore techies would look for, such as that list off I think Instruction sets available I think they are for example.

How complex are CPU's for example the most common Intel CPU used in the Desktop as of being this thread. How do CPU's work. I would like someone to explain in basic terms, explain as much as possible with out posting any external Links.

I have always thought of machine code being in Binary, and hexadecimal, and thus being transcended too higher levels of operations, threw various layers, and thus being in Machine Hardware Code would be the likes of, 1's and 0's,... Read more

Answer:Not sure if this Fits under this secotion. CPU design.

I don't really see a question there?

But if you're wondering more how CPU's work and their architectures... you could look into this book: Computer Organization and Design, Fourth Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design): David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy: 9780123744937: Books

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6600 @ 3.06GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3991 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (138 GB Free); E: 465 GB (330 GB Free); F: 931 GB (583 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3048h
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

Hello again:

I don't mean to hog the forum but I have one more issue which has me at wit's end. I recently purchased OneDrive because I need to back up all that music I mention in the thread below among other things. So anyway, when I first started using it, it seemed to function seamlessly... until I noticed that the default setting was to sync to C: - which is inexplicable. I mean, if you are paying for 1TB of cloud storage and your system drive only has 500GB total, well over half of which is full, why would you sync twice that size data to C:? Anyway, no one here is expected answer for Microsoft's quirks but I panicked because I could figure out how to stop the sync and I was fast approaching "critical mass" on C:. So I gave remote access to a tech from Microsoft's OneDrive department and told him to just delete the music cache folder after unticking the sync to C: option (which I had been unable to find). This solved the problem, or so I thought. However, eve... Read more

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I was wondering about programs that let people take over your computer and do stuff in it, what programs scan for such files?

Answer:Not exactly Spyware related but it fits here the most

Many of the spyware scanners and antivirus programs check for trojans like that.

Your should check out the items in the below threads:

READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal
How to Protect yourself from malware!

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more like a silacone type ?

Answer:Has anyone found a case that fits the Blu Win Hd ?

Try a Blu Phone case for Android on eBay. Use to compare specs of the Android and WP device to see which Android phone is the identical clone and then order a case for it on eBay.

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I don't but I find the flashing Pop Ups either side of these pages very annoying and could see that they could cause some people to have fits.I'm being quite serious because this is why the BBC always say that there will be flash from cameras being shown on these shots as some people are subject to epilectic fits if they see flashing lights etc.Some years ago as the older members of this forum will remember there was on outcry against Pop Ups,Popping up here there and everywhere. It seems as though these complaints are now ignored.FE?RegardsNoelsRegards Noels

Answer:Does anyone suffer from blackouts or fits.

Flashing pop ups?? Which flashing pop ups?? Do a search on how to get rid of them, Noels.

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I ran SIW and got this?

Property Value
Memory Summary
Maximum Memory Module Size 128 MBytes
Maximum Capacity 384 MBytes
Memory Slots 3
Name Physical Memory Array

Device Locator ROW-0
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM
Bank Label RAS 11 4
Form Factor DIMM

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed

I have already bought 512MB Ram, which unfortunately doesn't fit! OUCH
This is the one I bought!!

Samsung 512MB PC133 SDRAM DIMM PC Memory SD RAM 512 MB

The Plug in part has 2 gaps in it. My current memory only has 1 gap. So the new upgrade won't fir the slot.

So I need to know am I looking for this


or this

2GB DDR PC2100 266 266Mhz RAM GB 2 GB Go G nt 1GB

as both look like they would fit going by appearance?

Please Help!!

Answer:Which memory upgrade fits my PC?

might be easier to give you the type that you need by posting which motherboard you have , or what model computer you have .. or even what type processor.

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hi, i have a question regarding what cheap network card will fit my motheboard, i bought a card (Gigabit Ethernet LAN PCI-E Express Network Card Desktop Controller 10/100/1000M) but it did not work.
i now have ordered the following card (Gigabit Ethernet LAN Low Profile PCI Network Controller Card Module 10/100/1000M) and i am wondering if that will fit!!! the built in modem on mother board stopped working. i know nothing about mother boards at all.
i have included the specs of my pc below and hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
Computer type: Desktop
Installation Date: 10/03/2016 18:39:10
Serial Number: FJGCP-4DFJD-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Security Center
User Account Control (UAC) Enabled
Notify level 0 - Never Notify
Windows Update
AutoUpdate Notify prior to download
Windows Defender
Windows Defender Enabled
Firewall Enabled
Display Name Avast Antivirus
Avast Antivirus
Antivirus Enabled
Virus Signature Database Up to date
Antivirus Disabled
Virus Signature Database Up to date
.NET Frameworks installed
v4.7 Full
v4.7 Client
v3.5 SP1
v3.0 SP2
v2.0 SP2
Internet Explorer
Version 11.0.9600.18837
Version 2.0
Java Runtime Environment
Path C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_151\bin\java.exe
Version 8.0
Update 151
Build 12
Environment Variables
USERPROFILE C:\Users\graeme
SystemRoot C:\Windows
User Variables
Machine Variables
Power Profile
Active power scheme Balanced
Hiber... Read more

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In trying to re-install W-7 Pro from a Microsoft install disk, I formatted the System partition and need to provide a driver to the install procedure. I've run into a problem: I downloaded the Western Digital driver to a thumb-drive but when I tell the W-7 installation procedure to find the driver on the thumb drive, and "DriverRestore.exe" from Western Digital appears on the file directory, I select the file, and press "Open", the installation procedure responds with "The specified location doesn't contain any information about your hardware"
But I'm sure that file is for the correct Hard Drive.
What to do?
This is a great Forum,
Thank you

Answer:IBM Lenovo is giving me fits on re-installing O/S

What OS did it come with?

If Windows 8, it is probably a UEFI/GPT system do you need to install Windows 7 differently.

Start here: Setup was unable to create a new system partition

Edit: Also, please fill out your System Specs.

See here: How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"

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I recently installed PowerDVD 9.0.1 and had a problem that some of the video files are not displayed properly. instead of video, i got some crossed lines.

Now i updated it to latest patch 9.0.2115, now under Windows 7, the sound and video quality are very rich. Don't miss to experience the vibes of multi-channel surround sound.

PowerDVD is also added to Windows Media Center menu, which supports DVD playback, even with better video and audio quality than a dvd playbacked by Windows Media Center.

Answer:PowerDVD 9.0.2115 fits fine

Glad to hear your problems where fixed by upgrading. You might want to check this codec pack out. Dont forget the x64 component pack as well.

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I am looking for an old version of Ghost that will fit on a floppy disk. All I need is the ghost.exe file that will fit on a bootable floppy. Where can I buy this? Or does someone have it?? I can paypal you $20 for the ghost.exe file if you can e-mail it to me. Thanks in advance.

[email protected]

Answer:Old version of Ghost that fits on a floppy...

Use a USB key, unless your machine can't boot from USB? The executable won't fit on a floppy? The last version I had I had to use a second floppy but I suppose Symantec's lack of legacy support is bound to catch up with everyone at some point.

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Started getting Pop-up ads in IE6 going to Google. No problem with other search sites or using other browsers. In general, computer running slow, Hourglass lingers longer than usual on desktop and Windows explorer. On reboot, get "updating configuration files". Ran Ad-Aware, Spybot, CWSredder from safe mode. Ad-aware shows CoolWebSearch. Also add/remove shows "shoppingwizard","offer optimizer", and "CasProg"

Followed the Major Geeks "How To: Spyware, Trojan and Virus Removal" ...
Didn't help.

Will post HijackThis log file if anyone will look at it.

Please (before my daughter kills me )

Answer:Adware (CoolWebSearch?) giving me fits!

Post your log as an attachment if you have completed the spyware tutorial.

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Well, i finally decided on my new gaming rigged but i need to know if anybody knows if there is a good heatsink out there that fits my motherboard link

and also the case link

i'm not sure if you need to PSU cause sometimes i read about people heatsink taking up the motherboard space. here is my PSU link

now i know how the motherboard is crap cause it's just like a 680 but since i'm getting the GTX260 216 core, the combo deal from newegg pretty much lowered the cost of a nice motherboard to an affordable price.

Answer:Heatsink that fits evga 780i

What did you find out?

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OK, my pc is crashing a couple of times a day at this point. It runs fine all day while I'm working. As soon as it sits idle for a little while it's crashing. Not always, but it seems like it's pretty regular as far as being idle. It's completely locked up every morning when I wake up that's for sure. My event log shows tons of these sbp2port entries. Every couple of seconds for as long as it takes to lock up. I've done research on the error and it seems everyone is having trouble figuring out an answer. I've adjusted my paging file settings already. I've checked the file integrity with my xp install disk. Other than that I don't know where to look.

I read somewhere that malware can disguise themselves as this type of file, but I don't know if that's what I'm dealing with. I DO know that I got the virtumonde adware recently and got rid of it successfully..... I think. I don't know if this is still some remnants from that issue.


Thanks. Matt

Answer:sbp2port problems giving me fits!

See here for some info on what I've done so far...

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Hi. I'm new to the whole upgrading thing. I want to upgrade my video card but have no clue what kind to get. Just looking for something that will run Call of Duty World at War. PCI, PCI express? My computer model is an HP a6000n. thank you in advance for any input..(oh yeah ive upgraded my RAM to 2GB but the game still runs unbearably choppy. i assume its the video card that sucks) thanx

Answer:What kind of vid card fits my computer?

First off, welcome to the computer hope forums. Well if it's a pavilion ( then any PCI express card you like really. I'm assuming that it currently has some sort of on-board (built in) graphics card which would be why those games run so poorly.

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Please help,
Using IE 6 I have been getting 'iexplore.exe error - create log and close down' whenever I go to certain sites, e.g. Windows Update and Travelocity.

I am running Win 2000 Pro on an IBM Think Pad R30. I am using AVG for anti-virus and Zone Alarm for firewall. I have run Spybot and Ad-Aware to remove spyware and rebooted my computer but the probelm persists. I have also run and Hijack This and only saved the log file but am not posting it until asked.

Please help me if you can - this is a nuisance and is really puzzling me.


Answer:iexplore.exe error giving me fits!

Hijackthis is not one of the first steps.

First, please follow ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal
If you already have any of the programs linked in the tutorial please double check your version to make sure you have the latest one and that you have any/all updates for the programs.

NOTE: In order to resolve the issues you are having it is very important that you at least try to perform all the steps as outlined. If you have any difficulty please post back letting us know what steps you have completed, what you found while doing the scans if anything and details about any problems you have encountered in completing the steps. The more details you can provide the better.
After doing ALL of the above if you still have a problem:

Make sure you have HijackThis 1.99.1 and follow the guidelines on where to install it and how to post a log as an attachment. This is all covered in the sticky thread NO HIJACK THIS LOG FILES BEFORE READING THIS: HJT Tutorial & LOG File Posting

Now post a HijackThis log as an attachment to your message (Do not post the log inline). All running programs should be closed, including your web browser, e-mail. Close before running Hijack This!

To repeat: Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file. Place it in its own folder, for example C:\Program F... Read more

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Her's my problem.My desktop with its background,task bar and all the icons got displaced by an inch resulting an empty space in the left side of the screen.The cursor moves apart from the screen,At first I thought that it's just a problem with the background and I changed the style of it like stretch,center but its not a problem with the background.Then I tried all the options in the properties of desktop,but nothing seems to work.Help me out!

Answer:Desktop doesn't fits my monitor

sounds like you need to check your monitor settings. the monitor should have its own menu where you can stretch, move and do other things so your screen will be in the proper location.

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looking to upgrade from Hard disk Drive (HDD) to solid state drive (SSD) in order to smoothly run the infamously high RAM demand game Space Engineers. Want to know what size SSD will fit my laptop (Aspire V5-573G) before I make a 150 dollar investment. I'm not entirely sure how the sizes work but I've seen that there are different sizes and getting the wrong size means the SSD will likely be incompatible. Have not modified the PC before, though I have wanted to and almost did try upgarding the RAM myself.

Answer:What size SSD fits an Aspire V5-573G?

1. Prepare 2. Remove dummy sd  3.  Remove base cover and then most people disconnect or remove battery to be on safe side.  4. It takes a 2.5 inch SSD On some computers, a spacer is required if slot needs 9 mm instead of 7 mm.   From what I could see, I don't think you need a spacer.  I didn't see them use a spacer in the you don't need to worry about that. 5. memory 

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Hey all,

Im not very good when it comes to hardware stuff, and im looking to replace my current graphic card as Im sure its broken which is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, My motherboard is a MSI P67A-C45 and the graphic card im looking to get is either a GTX 760 or a GTX 770, links below. How can I see if the cards fits into the mother board?

560 Ti:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti | Specifications | GeForce

Mother Board:
MSI Global ? Motherboard - P67A-C45

MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB HAWK:
MSI Global ? Graphics Card - N760 HAWK

or Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Windforce:
GIGABYTE - Grafikkort - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 700 Series - GV-N770OC-2GD

Answer:How do I make sure a card fits into my motherboard?

Hello Eneswar,

Your motherboard specs say that you have 1 PCI Express gen2 (2.0) x16 slot on it, so either graphics card will work with the motherboard since are PCI-E 3.0 x 16 that's backwards compatible with a PCI-E 2.0 slot.

The main thing you need to make sure of is if there's enough clearance in your case for the graphics card for where the PCI-E 2.0 clot is at on the motherboard.

Your 600W PSU meets the minimum power requirements, but you will need to make sure that the PSU has a 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors to connect to the graphics card.

Hope this helps,

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Will a mid tower case fit a full size ATX motherboard, or do i have to also get a full tower case?

Answer:What case fits a full size ATX mb

Will a mid tower case fit a full size ATX motherboard?=Maybe. :-?

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I have a i5-4200m processor. Disc upgraded to 256GB samsung 840evo or something like that.Planning to upgrade to 16GB of RAM first. My second tought is to upgrade processor to i7 as i5 is not keeping up with tasks - virtual machines and many apps open at the same time, some video editing - i need 4 cores. The question is compatibility. I saw that there were e440 with i7-4702MQ.What about i7-4910MQ? Will it be working? Are those processors just plug and play? Do I need to mess with whitelisting in bios? Should it hold any i7 from that generation? I have alredy messed with this kind of upgrade before with my ideapad 460, changing i3-370m to i7-640m without any issues.

Answer:e440 processor upgrade to i7, what fits?

I have a similar question. I have a E440 with i5 4200M , i want to upgrade the cpu to i7 4700mq processor. I understand the i7's tdp is 47w and the i5' tdp is 37w.  Will the E440 work with this uparade ? Please share your thoughts. Thanks  Kris

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Hi After spending 45 mins talking to Technical support, with massive translation problems - i still don't know how to have dual monitor support. I have an M70e - so only one output, no display port. I have to either get a splitter or preferable another video card to fit into my computer. This sounds daft but i have ordered a low profile form factor card and it is still too big. Does anyone know what size card fits into the PCI slot and has anyone achived dual monitor display on it? many thanks Ian

Answer:dual monitor - what card fits?

I have put a nVidia Quadro NVS 280 64MB PCI VGA card into my Thinkcentre M50 (or M55, not sure)  to use it with dual monitor.In BIOS i had to change a setting for default monitor from ´onboard´ to ´PCI´ and it worked excellent with driver XP found and installed.

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My CPU is overheating when gaming, so I need a new cooling system, but how do I find one that matches on my motherboard and fits + cools enough on my CPU ?

my CPU : Intel Core i7 870 @ 2.93GHz (Lynnfield)
my Motherboard : Intel Corporation DH55TC (XU1)

Answer:How do i find a CPU Cooler that fits to my system?

Your MB is a LGA1156 socket so you'll need to find a cooler with the correct brackets and whether you wish to use air or water to cool it is up to you. You'll find many solutions and many types of both systems so it's really a matter of how much you wish to spend and water in general will give you better cooling

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ok build amd 6100 fx on asus crosshair v formula
hd 6870 (x2) crossfired
win 7 64 home
rosewill 850 psu
8gigs gskill sniper 1866
1tb mitsubishi hdd
and lg blueray

error code
is usual 1033 blah blah blah

heres are some dumps

ok thats weird my dmps are 269kb forum resricts to 200kb ?? anythoughts
ok zipped em together hehe

Answer:New build giving me fits BSOD

additional info

according to sites I have checked say upgrade psu but this rig was working 100% with both cards before i redid drivers and fresh win 7 install ??

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looking to upgrade from Hard disk Drive (HDD) to solid state drive (SSD) in order to smoothly run the infamously high RAM demand game Space Engineers. Want to know what size SSD will fit my laptop (Aspire V5-573G) before I make a 150 dollar investment. I'm not entirely sure how the sizes work but I've seen that there are different sizes and getting the wrong size means the SSD will likely be incompatible. Have not modified the PC before, though I have wanted to and almost did try upgarding the RAM myself.

Answer:What size SSD fits an Aspire V5-573G?

1. Prepare (unplug laptop from charger and protect against static electicity)  2. Remove dummy sd  3.  Remove base cover and then most people disconnect or remove battery to be on safe side.  4. It takes a 2.5 inch SSD On some computers, a spacer is required if slot needs 9.5 mm instead of 7 mm.   From what I could see, I don't think you need a spacer.  I didn't see them use a spacer in the you don't need to worry about that.  You don't need a spacer.  Any of the linked 2.5 inch 7mm SSDs should work....or other 2.5 inch 7 mm SSD. 5. memory  Edit: If at all possible, never buy electronics from a place that doesn't have a "no questions asked" 15-30 day return policy so you don't have to worry about your $150.00

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I want this...
The price has come down and it's a great jump from what I use...

(Athlon 64 ..dual core...3800)
What is a good motherboard...? Something DDr3 type memory...and since I plan to make the jump to PCI express graphics cards,and I have 2 fast speed sata drives.....

Ideas?? I seen some for $270 on up to $ I am confused... I want great speed at a decent price.


Answer:Solved: If the Shoe Fits? (What Board for this CPU)

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So I bought a Y70 and I love it, but for the life of me, I cant find a messenger bag on amazon that is actually large enough to hold it and a charger and a few accessories.  I can only find the one Lenovo recommends, and while it does hold the laptop, I dont really care for its ability to carry much else.  Everyone keeps suggesting the timbuck2 classic bag in extra large, but it seems they do not make it anymore.  Any input would be awesome.

Answer:Anyone have any luck finding a messenger bag that fits a Y70

Hi TheMuffinOfEvil,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
You may want to take a look a this
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I've been battling multiple viruses/spyware all week. I've made lots of improvements, but I still seem to be having some minor problems. Below is my hijackthis log. I would GREATLY appreciate help!!! Which entries, if any, should I be getting rid of?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 2:21:31 PM, on 7/11/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Def... Read more

Answer:Virus/Spyware giving me fits

Hi MikeM118

Welcome to TSF

Lets start you off by running these two programs

Click here to download AdAware 6 181

Run AdAware
Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file 01R327 5.07.2004
by clicking Check for updates now, and following the prompts.

Now to set it up for optimum performance...

Make sure the following settings are configured. Remember that ON=GREEN.

From main window click Start | Activate in-depth scan.

Then click Use custom scanning options | Customize and have these options switched ON...

Scan within archives
Scan active processes
Scan registryDeep scan registry
Scan my IE Favourites for banned URLs
Scan my host-files

Then click the Settings button.. (the gear icon on the top row) then Tweak | Scanning engine and check..

Unload recognised processes during scanning.
Cleaning engine.
Let windows remove files in use at next reboot.

and uncheck..

Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion.

Then click Proceed, to save your settings.

Now click the Scan button.

When scan is finished, check the little box to the left of each entry to select them for removal, and get rid of them
Restart your computer

Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.3

Then go Click here and download S... Read more

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i want to play world of warcraft and counter strike, so i need a video card that has 3d shaders. ive found lots of them but i cant figure out if the conection part will fit in my computer. most new cards that ive looked at have the three sets of little gold connection things at the bottom, but my current video card has a different connections(i think).please tell me what to do to find out what will fit.btw: i have am nvidia tnt2 model 64(not sure if that helps).

Answer:help choosing a video card fits

We would have to know what motherboard is in there. Run Everest Home and copy the report in here for further analysis.

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Does GPU gtx970 or 960  fits on optiplex 9020?
I'm shook please help me

Answer:Does GPU gtx970 or 960 fits on optiplex 9020?

Hi Dahooomi
Thanks for writing to Dell.
The machine has been tested on NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 745 , and few AMD cards, so i am afraid we have very less to nil info on the question. 

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I have a dell m6600 with an Open DMC slot. I already have 2 1TB Sata ssd drives installed, 1 msata 256GB SSD, Wifi and Bluetooth, 32GB Ram, 2 extra 3.0 USB slots in the 54mm express card slot, for a total of 4 USB 3.0 slots, but have no idea what the      1 inch x 1 inch DMC slot is for, or what the acronym stands for.
Anybody know?

Answer:what fits in the Dell M6600 1x1 DMC slot?

Display mini card -- for wireless video transmission

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I've got this case: and AMD|PH II X3 740 3.0G AM3 CPU.

I also got this cooling system and unfortunately, it doesn't fit in my case

Are there any smaller/thinner CPU coolers that are compatible with my AM3 CPU and will fit in my case?

Thanks a lot!

Answer:Small AM3 cooler that fits in micro ATX?

Hello there,

This looks like one of the smallest heat-sinks I have seen for a while. It is short but the fins of the heatsink look very close together so you may have to keep an eye out for dust build up.


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I've read quite a bit about CSS over the last few weeks and think I've got the general idea that it can be used to define the 'look and feel' of the whole site - the advantage being that if you then want to make alterations, you just alter the CSS code rather than (possibly) 1000's of individual pages.I created a very simple site click here using Serif Webplus 9 which automatically inserts all the CSS for you. So far so good. However, I'm also trying to get to grips with Dreamweaver (DW) MX 2004 - I know that's not the latest version! If you choose the option of a basic HTML site and start creating a simple page, again DW starts automatically inserting CSS code. If, however, you want to create your own coding eg all h1 headings to be red color, centered does that override the code that DW inserts?Also, exactly at what stage, should you insert the CSS code - right at the start, half way through or at the end? In DW, I'm aware that there are CSS templates. Again, if you choose to use one of those do they override any automatic CSS that DW inserts?Apologies if this is not crystal clear but any suggestions or clarification would be appreciated.

Answer:Confused about CSS - how it fits in design process

To get the real benefit of using CSS you need the CSS code to be written in an external stylesheet. In the head section of each page you place a link to this stylesheet. If you put the CSS on every page (as seems to be what is happening) then you will still have to alter every page if you want to change anything rather than just the one stylesheet.With an external stylesheet you can create the CSS as and when you need it and it will be applied to your pages from then on.Styles are applied in the order that they appear on the page. i.e. If you link to a stylesheet in the <head> of each page that specifies that <h1> tags have red text then all <h1> headings throughout your site will have red text. <link rel="stylesheet" href="stylesheet.css" type="text/css">Now if you add a style in the <head> of a page (after the external stylesheet has been linked) and that style specifies 'blue' text for <h1> then all <h1> headings on that page will be blue because the second style to be read overwrites that of the stylesheet.<style type="text/css> { h1 color: #0000ff } </style>If you subseqently specify the colour 'green' in a style definition inside just one <h1> tag on your page then the red or blue will be overwitten with green for that one <h1> heading only.<h1 style="color: #008000">click here for more useful info.

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Hi there, I am currently looking for a modern setup to replace my slightly aged second-hand system. I have decided on the 939 AMD Athlon 64bit so I had a look around and found the ECS NFORCE4-A939 for a low price, unfortunately the connectors on the back would foul with the holes in the back of my PC case, the template in the back seems to be removable but I wondered if I can be assured that any ATX motherboard I buy will always fit the hole at the back of the case??

Answer:Motherboard fits back panel?

The backplate size is ATX standard. Just remove the one you are using with your current mobo and replace it with the one that comes with your new motherboard.

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Some quick specs in case it matters

Intel Pentium Duel Core E5200, HP Slimline s3620f
500GB Hard Drive
Duel Core ~2.5GHz (2 CPU's)
Integrated GeForce 7100
160W I think

EDIT: I wanted a better G card for games, and most cards dont fit into the Slimline? I know the GeForce 9500 does but I found my power supply isnt 360 or w/e. Now I am kind of depressed. Anything I can do? What are low profile G cards like the 8600GT? Does that require high power supply? Thanks

Thank you for any info. I am anxious to find out.

Answer:I heard a Geforce 9500 fits in my HP Slimline?

In a word no. I checked the specs on your system. With that pw supply, installing any type of video card would really be asking for a problem.

Next issue after the pw supply would be cooling. With that small of a a case, you really need to think about the system cooling. A video card will generate more heat than the onboard graphics.

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I remember seeing an advert in one of the PC mags some time ago - a company / small business that cuts & fits side windows for ATX towers.(You just send your side panel to them.)Can anyone tell me who does this please as I don't fancy bodging up my lovely Antec Sonata Side Panel !!

Answer:Who Cuts & Fits ATX Case Side Windows Please ?

Dunno, but you can buy kits to here

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does anyone know if the current ultrabay battery 43 fits older T series like 40, 60, etc? thanks! im looking at pics online and they seem to have the same shape and all but not 100% sure.

Answer:ultrabay 43 battery fits these older models?

They will fit T4x/R5x but not T6x series.

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Hello, I have a new HP ENVY, AMD FX 7th, Windows 10.  OFFICE Home & Student 2016 was installed but no other software. When coming out of SLEEP mode the screen will go through fits. There is no touch pad control and the cursor does its own thing, popping in and out all over the screen. Messages and other windows will pop up and disappear.  After time passes the unit will return to normal. I have not noticed this after the unit has been SHUT DOWN. Thank you.

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I'm getting the runaround because of this thread:

I think the admin is a little too sensitive, but she's the boss, so I guess I have to go with the flow.
All I want to know at this point is whether there's a copy protected program that will fit on a floppy. Does anyone know of such a beast in normal use, or any such program at all?

Answer:Copy protected program that fits on a floppy

I guess I don't know exactly what you are trying to do. Read the other thread as well and I am trying to determine what you are trying to accomplish.

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Hi allI posted this in the accessories forum but I figure the R Series forum is a better fit.  I'm in the market for a notebook sleeve that fits a 14.1" R61 with the extended battery that sticks out the back.  I'd like some padding with a snug fit.  It doesn't have to hold my adaptor.  I'm planning on putting the notebook sleeve into a backpack and put the adaptor in the backpack.  Anybody know where I can get such a thing?
Moderator Note; you have already posted this in the Options and Accessories board. Please do not duplicate threads as it splits the discussion. - Thread LockedMessage Edited by andyP on 06-25-2008 09:14 AM

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Bought my PC last September. All was well until 4-6 weeks ago. I began having to double click the back button to get the browser to back up. Then, IE, Google started being slow and the internet connection would cut out, then come back on. I regularly use an online brain-training program, Lumosity. Never had a problem in 3 years; however, this past week, the "games" will not load from my training program.

I upgraded my DSL to a faster speed last Friday. This is when the problem became worse. Now the home page is very slow to download. Then everything works fast & smoth until another "surprise" occurs. Please help!

Here's the technical info for you:

Windows 7. Home Premium, 64-bit SP1. Intel Core i5 -2320 [email protected],00GHz, 6.0GB RAM Intel HD Graphics family.

IE 9 only--no Chrome, no Firefox, no Bing, etc.

No IM, no chat.

Microsoft Security Essentials for virus protection.
Malwarebytes (free version).

Defragged last night. Registry cleaned. I don't clean registry very often, though.


Here's what runs on startup:

No HKCU:Run swg "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run AccuWeatherWidget "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\AccuWeather\accuweather.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\AccuWeather\start.umj" --startup
Yes HKLM:Run Persistence C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
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Answer:Browsers Slow, Get Disconnected, Can't Find Help That Fits My PC

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I've been trying to find a video card that fits my XPS 8500, but to no avail.
I recently bought a GTX 660Ti, but that didn't fit because of the little protruding bit (marked below with red). 
The problem is that all the video cards I've seen seem to have this bit! For reference, here's my current video card (a Radeon 7500, I think):

My current video card is about 2.5 inches high, and it only fits because it doesn't have that protruding bit.
In general, my Dell seems very cramped on the inside. Can anyone recommend a card that's small enough to fit inside my Dell (and ideally doesn't require a new power supply)?


Answer:A video card that fits inside my XPS 8500?

coffeebeans,Below are some video cards that will work in your computer. Any newer cards will more than likely require a power supply upgrade.GeForce GT 545 GeForce GTX 555 AMD Radeon HD7570 AMD Radeon HD7770 AMD Radeon HD7870

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Hello all, I'm looking for an automatic backup software that fits all of my criteria; free or paid is fine, although free is preferred.

I have a 500GB internal HDD that I want to backup automatically to a 3TB external HDD that I'll keep connected almost all the time through a USB 3.0 port. I am running Win 7 64-bit on a Samsung r580 laptop.
1. Is there a way to have it backup daily, but only change the files that have been deleted/added on the internal HDD? In other words, the backup is "updated" to the most recent version, much like what the program Everything does whenever it starts up.
2. I want to use the rest of the space in my external HDD for other things, such as storing videos and pictures. Would the easiest way be to create a partition for the image and a partition for this other stuff?
3. The last criteria I would like is for the process to be automatic.
I'm thinking that #1 might be the most demanding criteria; if it cannot be done, that's ok.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Solved: A backup software that fits criteria

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I have been trying to clone my windows 10 9879 installation to an empty SSD . I have tried the software that came with my Samsung drive (data migration) sometimes it sees the drives and sometimes it doesn't. If I get it to start the process it checks the system for about 7 seconds and then locks up and I have to hard shut down.
I downloaded and tried Seagate disk wizard but no luck with that either. The Seagate starts the process through a restart then just shuts down. I check the log on the Seagate software and see an error message about cannot determine sync agent services state. Also account not found but I fixed that by running as administrator.
Since I have the installation tweaked and working just the way I want well as data and programs that have on this drive I would rather clone it to the SSD rather than do a clean install.
Any suggestions on cloning software or how to proceed.
Thanks for any input in advance.

Answer:Cloning my 9879 istallation is giving me fits......

First, to clone a disk. The destination disk must be equal or greater in size. I suggest to use : Macrium Reflect Free
to make a Windows backup image to another external drive then restore to your SSD.

NOTE: Make sure the SSD firmware is up to date and also run chkdsk C: /f on the Seagate HD.

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Every time I go to a site that uses AFP it says that I do not have the latest version and directs me to the Adobe site. I go there and dutifully upgrade that which I have "upgraded" many times before and it still does not work.

The only thing that has been successful is to simply uninstall the Flash Player and then use RegScrub to eliminate all vestiges of it and then reinstall until the next time it fails.

What is happening that makes the program not work even though I already have the latest version and why don't the "upgrades" work causing, me to have to jump through hoops?

The same thing happens at,, etc.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Adobe Flash Player giving me fits

This puzzling, that is, why some people have problems like this with Flash. You might try this: Adobe's Flash Support Forums.

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I recently purchased a 512 MB stick of RAM for my PC. I made SURE it worked with a PC shopmen, and I made sure my motherboard was compatible. I have 0 viruses etc and 20 gb of free memory. My comp is a Compaq Presario, a bit old so the Motherboard can only sustain 512 MB of RAM. I put the stick in, success! It fits. We then turn the PC on, it works, but the monitor stays OFF. We checked 5 times to see what was the problem with no success, so my brother and I then put the 126 MB of RAM back in (it was hard to get a hold of this, my comp is living in the 90's) and the 126 MB of RAM worked, and then we moved the 512 over a slot, to no avail it STILL wouldn't work. Can you tell me what is wrong? I will post my system specs and the RAM specs.RAM: 512MB PC133 CL3 (SDR below)System Specs:OS: Windows ME (soon to be XP)Type: Compaq PCManufacturer: CompaqProcessor: Intel Pentium III, ~930 MHzCurrent RAM: 126 MBDirectX: 9.0bSeries of Compaq: 5003 US (of the 5000 Series)Can ANYONE tell me why my monitor is not behaving and not turning on? This is extremely unfortunate. I am used to being let down/not getting what I want on a constant basis but this is just plain ANNOYING! PLEASE HELP!Issue: 512 MB RAM works in PC but monitor does not turn on. Please read above.Thanks.~Sam

Answer:RAM fits in Comp but Monitor doesn't turn on. HELP

I believe the 5000 series could only hold 256 RAM per slot for 768 total. So, while it can use 512 RAM, it CANNOT use a single 512 meg. chip. I hope you can get your money back. I think they also used CL2 and some Compaqs are VERY particular about the RAM.Have a read:, because "it fits" does not mean anything other than it fits.

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I just had a crash on one of my external disks.
So I ran Crystal Disk Info on the other disks and got Normal (with a warning that the reliability is low) on the internal disk!

Which I assume means that I need to replace it.

I have a HP 7300 elite mt and the current hard disk is an Hitachi Deskstar 500 GB, but I would like to replace it with a larger disk 2 - 4 TB

How do I know if a disk will work in my computer?
(Suggestions on disks that will work is appreciated)

// Anders

Here is what Speccy says about the disk, including S.M.A.R.T.

Hard Drives
Hitachi HDS721050CLA662
Manufacturer Hitachi
Product Family Deskstar
Series Prefix Standard
Model Capacity For This Specific Drive 100GB
Heads 16
Cylinders 16383
SATA type SATA-II 3.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 879 times
Power On Time 375.7 days
Speed, Expressed in Revolutions Per Minute (rpm) 7200
Features S.M.A.R.T., NCQ
Transfer Mode SATA III
Interface SATA
Capacity 488GB
Real size 500 107 862 016 bytes
RAID Type None
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Answer:How to know which type of hard disk fits my computer

Any Sata disk would work. But for Windows 7 I would not go beyond 2TB because of the MBR restrictions.

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