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by Karlsweldt
Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Fat #1 corrupted Fat #2 ok: what now???
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Surprising that XP could not run Scandisk and repair it, even in "safe" mode. Try this company.."Software Toolworks".. they have a good set of disk management/repair programs, and by now should have a good "disk medic" that can fix the problem. Did you try the "par...
by Karlsweldt
Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: CPU fan RPM signal too slow for boot...
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Here is a lesser-known trick to get into the CMOS setup: Hold down the <insert> key on power-on, just after the first keyboard light blink. This will temporarily return the CMOS to "factory default" for resetting errors. Also, you might try blocking the fan with a piece of paper, so it can...
by Karlsweldt
Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Can not access data
Replies: 4
Views: 692

What OS are you running? If you have reinstalled the original OS, and saved the original configuration in backup, then there should be no problem. Changing hard drives to a larger size is no matter to any Windows OS. With the NT/XP versions, you must first install the new system, then copy all of th...
by Karlsweldt
Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:51 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Bios not retaining settings
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Check the CMOS battery! If it is near-dead, the BIOS will loose its memory for the device settings. New batteries are only a few bucks. Get an inexpensive tester for the battery. Almost all new MOBOs have the coin-sized battery. It is a combo lithium battery/capacitor. Doesn't give much current, but...
by Karlsweldt
Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Usb help
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Try this route: Go to the control panel, select system icon, and open the device manager. Does the USB icon show clean (no red X-s or trails)? Try removing the device, then refresh. If you don't have a clean icon for the USB device, it may need updated drivers from the MS website or from a good sour...
by Karlsweldt
Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Grapics card problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

If you found that the fan on the video CPU is not turning, it will happen again. Take the fan off the CPU, look for a label on the back of the fan. Peel it off, and you may find a small rubber plug in the center. Peel that out, and use ONE DROP of light machine oil or 3-in-1 oil. Spin the blades by ...
by Karlsweldt
Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:21 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: 2 Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Does your Bios support auto-typing the Hdd? I would go to that feature. Some times, the auto-detect function does not have a long enough time slot for the Hdd to spin up, self-test, and ID itself to the BIOS. If the settings for the Hdd are fixed, then the system will wait until the Hdd is finished ...
by Karlsweldt
Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:08 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: suddenly no video
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Here is another trail to follow: Get a known-good PCI video card (ISA will do, if the slot is there), an S3 type, with about 4 or 8 Mb of video. Put it in the system, if it posts (watch the keyboard lights.. blink on and off at power up, then blink again just before boot, after POST). It is possible...
by Karlsweldt
Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:50 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: ISO Power Supply?
Replies: 2
Views: 719

I wouldn't dispose of the old power supply, just yet. The only moving part in it is the cooling fan. It can be replaced, with any suitable-sized one, or just take the label off from the back of the fan, and you should find a small rubber plug over the shaft of the fan, or just a hole with the fan sh...
by Karlsweldt
Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:37 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: What's in the loft?
Replies: 21
Views: 2887

Looks like MY attic! And, the back of my basement!! As long as the temp doesn't go over 105c, you are safe from melt-down. An attic fan that is automatic would help. Maybe an adaptation of a bathroom vent fan? Some people collect stamps or coins for a hobby.. I collect older computers. Have over 100...