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Re: Computer questions and solutions....thereof...

#581 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:01 am

Problem solved. Somehow that page had infiltrated to be the homepage. I got rid of it now.

The other problem is that I can't ride of the Nero that is in the program list. In the add or remove programs, Nero is still in there. It won't go away.

Sigh.....

I had uninstalled Nero because I never used it. But it is still in the list.
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#582 Unread post by Gardner01 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:17 am

Hi, you all shared really nice comments here about browser and I personally really like to the Fire Fox because it have many features as like the Computability. Mozilla has a central place of free Firefox add-nos where you can install themes, dictionary, mail notifiers, Phish Checkers, Football Score Updater (Think it's called Footy or something like that, So I must recommend this one for enjoying and using net suffering without any worry.

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#583 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:34 pm

Well, I turned what could have been an expensive fix into a $15 fix. My computer shut down with a failure on the Video card. With no video on the MOBO, so replacing my aging AGP card was looking to be tough. Doing photo and the odd video I need a half decent card and can't afford the upgrade to a computer with PCIe slots to get the best of the best...

Well, to make a long story short, I found out the card is okay, and just went out and bought a new VGA chipset heat sink and fan combo and did the install myself. I wish I could afford that bright shiny new computer I saw, but not today...
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#584 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:29 pm

dr_bar wrote:Well, I turned what could have been an expensive fix into a $15 fix....Well, to make a long story short, I found out the card is okay, and just went out and bought a new VGA chipset heat sink and fan combo and did the install myself. I wish I could afford that bright shiny new computer I saw, but not today...
That is great news! Yes, sometimes it's just heat related that can cause a lot of computer issues. I have to go out today myself and buy a can of compressed air to blow out the dust between the CPU heat sink fins as I've been having some blue screens lately and hopefully that will fix it... and it's been quite hot here in Houston as well which computers don't really like.

If you got, say, 6 years out of the AGP card (or more) then that's really, really good in computer terms. There were a good few AGP cards around and looking on eBay might net you a $50 card that was worth a few hundred back in the day. This is a great one for the price for $5: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BFG-Tech-GeForc ... 2c6fe3cbe8 or $50+ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sapphire-ATI-Ra ... 1c3393a7a2 or http://www.ebay.com/itm/Axle3D-nvidia-G ... 5aec321145 in fact if you can find a AGP card with 512MB or 1GB of memory on it, you can be assured it was a top of the line model.

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#585 Unread post by dr_bar » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:33 pm

Back in the day, mine wasn't top of the line, but it worked just awesome... http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATI-100-437809- ... 3cd29cdcfd
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#586 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:05 am

I replaced the fan, housing and heatsink with this...

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The set included two chipset heat sinks as well, all for $15Cdn
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#587 Unread post by sapaul » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:09 am

Help if you can,

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so far I have tried to change the account settings to admin and lowered the permission rating but it just wont' let me.
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#588 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:00 pm

Is it normal for a full anti virus and security scan to take over 6 hours?
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#589 Unread post by dr_bar » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:18 pm

Mine takes forever, but then with the size of the drive...
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#590 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:32 am

Thanks
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#591 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:04 pm

I could see two hours. Six seems excessive.
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#592 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:42 pm

jstark47 wrote:I could see two hours. Six seems excessive.
I thought so, too.

I kept coming back to my computer once in a while to check it and it was still running. Finally after 6 hours I stopped the scan.

It didn't have any bad stuff in it anyway.
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#593 Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:53 am

My computer had a stroke I think. Mind you it is about 12 years old.
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#594 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:20 am

Does anyone know how to stop the "sweep" feature in outlook email? I have looked in the help section, but can't find anything.
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#595 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:32 am

Blues,

Not familiar with Outlook myself, not since I started using GMail at least. I don't know if you're using OL 'stand-alone' on your computer or the Outlook.com web-based application, but if you're using the web-based service I found this article that might help...

http://www.wpcentral.com/sweeping-and-s ... m-accounts

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#596 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:29 pm

JackoftheGreen wrote:Blues,

Not familiar with Outlook myself, not since I started using GMail at least. I don't know if you're using OL 'stand-alone' on your computer or the Outlook.com web-based application, but if you're using the web-based service I found this article that might help...

http://www.wpcentral.com/sweeping-and-s ... m-accounts
Thank. I saw that page. It didn't tell me how to turn off the sweep.

The Outlook never used to do that. It's the new and improved.....hahahahahahahaha...

Doesn't matter what web based program it is...they always seem to need to change stuff. Whether it's Facebook(which I don't have anymore), or Yahoo mail, or gmail, or .....they keep so called improving...and then we have to figure out how to use them all over again.
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