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by jackdav
Sun May 07, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's making my computer so slow?
Replies: 10
Views: 3221

Thanks for the advice ....

Yes, same system as in my signature. Only change is addition od another DVD burner. I defragged less than a week ago and it may have helped some. I will try to run antivirus in the safe mode if I can figure out how to do it. Thanks again.
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by jackdav
Sun May 07, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's making my computer so slow?
Replies: 10
Views: 3221

What's making my computer so slow?

When I first built this computer it seemed pretty fast to me. But over the last year or so it has slowed to the point where some things (like loading my desktop icons or opening programs) take 20 or 30 times longer than I remember them taking before. I run spy-bot and adaware regularly and this help...
by jackdav
Tue May 02, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where can I find out what processes do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Where can I find out what processes do?

In XP pro, when I run the task manager, it shows that I have bunches of processes running. Some of them have names which are obvious, but some have names I can't figure out .... like avgcc.exe and gcasDtServ.exe and sychost.exe. I'd like to figure which ones I need to keep running and which ones I c...
by jackdav
Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: monitor goes black when I try to defrag
Replies: 1
Views: 1022

monitor goes black when I try to defrag

When I try to defragment my c drive the analyze routine gets to 35%, then freezes for about a minute, then my monitor goes black and stays black. I am not sure whether the computer itself actually freezes or locks up or whether it is just a graphics issue. Any suggestions on how to approach this? Ar...
by jackdav
Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Only one Explorer window at a time.
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Only one Explorer window at a time.

Something has changed in my software so that I can now open only one MSIE window at a time. If I try to open a second one the one that was already open closes. If I click on some links, they open, but there is no way to return to the previous link by clicking the "back" button. If I right ...
by jackdav
Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Computer cannot see 2 hard drives
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

No I haven't reset the CMOS lately, but....

I did run a disk cleanup on XP recently. Could that have done it?
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by jackdav
Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Computer cannot see 2 hard drives
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Toby that makes sense.

but since these drives worked fine for a year on that connector..... what should I do to get em back? Do you have any idea how I go about fixing this? Do I need to reinstall one of the BIOSs? How do I do that? Sorry such a neophyte. j. Oh ... and I don't have the drives configured in a RAID array. _...
by jackdav
Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Computer cannot see 2 hard drives
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Computer cannot see 2 hard drives

I have 3 hard drives in my computer. The C: drive still works fine, but the 2 big storage drives (250 GB WDs) have dropped out of sight. This may have been associated with a recent disk cleanup I did in XP pro. While posting, I get this message (among others which scroll past too fast): Detecting .....
by jackdav
Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: A8V or AN8?
Replies: 2
Views: 711

A8V or AN8?

Through a series of inexplicable events, I am in posession of two brand new socket 939 motherboards; An Asus A8V Deluxe and an Abit AN8. I have the Asus board installed and am using it with fair stability (it does go bsod once in a while, but this MAY be in association with using an aging 250 gig dr...
by jackdav
Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Should I get a DVD-ROM?
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Should I get a DVD-ROM?

Or is it OK to use my DVD-R (Liteon 1213s) for all of my disk drive needs? Will that wear it out prematurely? If I need a DVD-ROM, which are the quality and / or really fast ones?

Cheers to All,

Jack in Phoenix[/code]
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