How To Fix Windows Errors

Building new gaming rig

Also is this a bad idea with these cards or good?)

?Software: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium(Duh)

?RAM: Theres 4 slots on that Motherboard, so im thinking of mixing it up a bit with Corsair 4GB Dual Channel Corsair DDR3 Memory for Intel Core i5 Processors (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9),
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9(Will this mess anything up, using different memory sticks like this? Just stick with one kind because you are gaining nothing otherwise; plus you'll save yourself future potential headaches. Go with the Caviar Black.

Im also not getting a soundcard.

So here's what I got, and what I plan on sticking with so far. It shouldnt right?)

?PSU: Last but not least, Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5(I figured this was a good choice from reviews I read and its a reasonable price. Good memory but please don't mix. Or would this be too little power?)

Thats about it.

Hey, im gonna build a new gaming PC over this summer, and I figured why not come to the Techspot forums to ask for Advice, Help or anything else. Sorry if its in any type of "Bad Order"

?Motherboard: Intel DP55KG Extreme Series Desktop Motherboard (P55 ATX Core i7 Core i5 LGA1156)

?Processor: Intel Core i5 Process...

Suggest a good motherboard for my G.Skill Ripjaws

I have selected this Memory and this Motherboard for a new computer i'm building:


However the G.SKILL Ripjaws are intended for the Intel P67 motherboard, so I was wondering if someone could suggest me different RAM sticks or a different motherboard, and for reference here is the video card I plan to get:

Feel free to suggest me a different video card as well, if you think the one I picked out isn't good enough. Why are you going with AMD? Please note that I don't plan to spend over $200 dollars on one specific item.

I use this 16GB memory on my T5 XE from Biostar.

I'm running an Intel i5 CPU

New PC total system freeze during WoW

Also I had to tighten the motherboard since the guy who built it left half the screws halfway unscrewed. No BSoD, just a system hang. All drivers up to date. What OS is this PC running?

Replaced the hard drive since Caviar Green isn't optimal for gaming, replaced it with Caviar Blue, also replaced the Graphics card with a 5770. She had it running the night before into the wee hours. Is there anything reported in Event Viewer coinciding with the time of the freezes? So with no bug reports, with nothing being dumped and the only time she crashes is inside of an instance.

No conflicts. I take her computer to my shop, run all the diagnostic hardware I have, everything passes. Is this a hardware or a software issue.

Parts listed below.

Alright so I inherited a mess, a friend of mine let someone else build her computer because I'm normally very busy. Didn't tighten the board. KINGWIN ABT-730MM 730W ATX 12V Ver.2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

GeIL Value PLUS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GVP34GB1600C9SC
GeIL Value PLUS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GVP34GB1600C9SC

*DIAMOND 5670PE51G Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX


Help choosing the right gaming PC

Also got a few questions
What kind of games it will be capable to play e,g Crysis?

Hey guys, I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any good gaming systems for around £750. Would be nice if it can play things in HD, and also if anyone can recommend a monitor for it too.

CoD ?

Advice for our office network

A common 'Server' for business is the Windows Server {2000, 2003, and now 2008).

The Windows Server(WS) can be configured to provide

  1. a local DNS Service

  2. a local DHCP service

  3. an LDAP (or Active Directory Service)

  4. and frequently an Exchange Server (for email)

Services 1+2 then control your company hardware network and service lookups.

Shared data is usually kept on the WS and accessed as Shared Directories.

The brute-force simple network just uses a system to contain the Shared Directories

and everyone just does his/her own thing (ie no and no email server {which doesn't look good or show much professionalism} ). This time ensure that
you get refunds of the monthly service fee for every hour of down time (if they balk at this, select another - - they're not too professional either).

Could someone explain to me in simple terms what the benefit of a server is ? The problem is the server keeps crashing and we can't access any emails or the shared drive we all use to store company information.

At the moment we have 3 desktops and two laptops running off of a server. We are getting fed up with the IT company we contract to sort out our computer needs. I was wondering if we even need a network server - would it be reasonable in the short term to just have a networked hard drive or two that we can all access. I will say this is ...

VIA High Definition audio

from whatever version it was beforehand .. when I came across a site that had the option to download AUDIGY SOUND CARD DRIVERS .. well ImgBurn just kept prompting me that the file was an>> invalid or unsupported image file format .. but I would like to think I know my fair share ..

but its doe's the trick for keeping me in touch with the outiside world .. the iso being>> SBAXWXCD .. that the 'driver usage' window is blank in 'audio codecs' .. 'legacy audio drivers' .. 'legacy video capture devices' .. 'media controll devices' and 'video codecs' .. even when I downloaded the ImgBurn programme ..

tho I do have a problem with I think is the sound card/driver .. although because I am totally in the dark about what may be causing the 'crackling' sounds .. hence>> invalid or unsupported image file format .. so I knew that I did everything the right way ..

game controllers list .. then I came across this site and found the option to download>> VIA HD Audio driver package v 5.20b .. with really sophisticated graphics cards an stuff .. but when I tried to open it via a burning programme called>> ImgBurn ..

oh this is my motherboard>> M4N68T-M V2 Motherboard. (purrs like a kitten tho)

I am slightly getting worried now only I know that it can be sorted out somehow only I need some help and I would be greatly appreciated for any feedback on this...

Any decent 2TB drives?

Anyone have any insight on a 2TB drive that isn't suffering from severe quality control?

I have been trying to buy a 2TB hard drive for quite some time. BUT ...

Certainly the WD2TB drives all suffer from this, and the Samsung isn't doing much better. My goal is to retire some of the data drives with higher capacity drives (keeping the old drives as a sort of snapshot in time backup; since you can't really backup 1TB of data economically). My system is basically an installed hard drive with 3 Kingwin pull-out chassis for data drives (such as media/photos/mp3s, emulators, backups, etc). there are no 2TB drives on NewEgg which don't predominanatly say "CONS: Drive was DOA in 2 weeks; ran very hot".

YouTube video download

There are many softwares available to download videos from youtube,alternatively,there may be an extension or plug-in for your browser to serve this purpose.

Can I burn a video from youtube to a dvd on my computer?

Yes, you can download videos from youtube and then burn it to your dvd.

All new (not really) HD 6770 and HD 6750

A firmware update is all that seperates the 5750/5770 from 6750/6770. Word of caution... 8800GT=9800GT, 8800GS =9600GSO, 9800GTX+ = GTS250....and many more

Just a note to AMD fanboys:
(X1900XTX = X1950XT,X1300XT = X1650Pro, X300 = X1050, HD 5550 = HD 6390...and many more)

Do you think anybody will import it to the US as, "The Extreme M.A.D. Just a note for owners of 5750's and 5770's:
It would seem that once the 6750 and 6770 hits retail, it should be easy enough to source their BIOS's. Cold War Edition"?

Yes it's a rebrand. I would hope that AMD's card partners would make firmware available to owners of 5750/5770, since many of these cards would have been sold with the intent of being used as dual purpose (gaming/HTPC) cards, the added HDMI 1.4a/UVD3 functionality would no doubt be very welcome

Just a note to Nvidia fanboys:
Don't go there...Just don't.

It seems the "Just for Russian market" HD 6750 and 6770 (rebranded 5750 and 5770) are now going worldwide.

Any interested 5750/5770 owner should be able to flash their BIOS and gain HDMI 1.4a (3-D) and UVD3 functionality that is presently lacking from the 5750/5770. It would be absolutely savage with "Die Yankee Pig Dog" written on it in Russian! :rolleyes:

VGA to RCA problem/weirdness

Have a read through Wikipedia articles on NTSC and VGA, this will give you a better understanding. After plugging in the vga-svid my laptop did connect with the tv (made the sound) but still, was completely blank after repeating all the steps with the 1st tv. I bought one of those cheap vga to rca/svideo cables to be able to put video from my laptop to my tv (only rca RWY connections).

This is why laptops have a dedicated SVIDEO out which is supported by hardware of the graphics card, i.e the graphics card outputs NTSC standards. I'm the kind of person that gets extremely OCD over something like this and wont stop until all possible options are explored. Sorry, But i hope this helps


On the other 2 TV's in my house (one rca only, one rca+svid) when I plugged in the cable, absolutely nothing happened.

I received it today and tried hooking it up, while in video mode I could see that the blue background of the tv was flickering; on some pages (noticed that it was things with mostly dark colors) it would show a black and white scrambled image. VGA being a variant of NTSC, unless your TV supports VGA it will not work. I tried everything that i could think of to get the picture unscrambled:
turned resolution on every setting (lowest was 640x480)
changed the hertz to every setting (lowest was 60hz)
tried every setting for the external/dual monitor

Now, here's where the weird things come in. If you live in America ...

Computer keeps freezing to gray screen

kk please and thankyou.

I'm going to close this thread as you have another one identical in the correct forum already. When it's frozen its a gray screen, I cant press crtl alt delete, i have to hold the power button down for about 10 seconds. Oh and I remember this started happening about the time i installed google chrome if that has anything to do with this.. It'll only confuse replies otherwise.

Anyways, any help please? I tried to clean out my vent because someone said the video card may be overheating?

It used to be only when I played CSS, but I was just on today and went the bathroom, came back, and it was frozen.

cant get the back of my laptop off to do that... For anyone reading this, the post you can read and reply to is here:

yeah... prob not but its a try lol..

GA-MA78GM-DS2H BIOS updating

If everything is working leave it alone.

Is there a good reason why you want to update the Bios, something not working correctly may be? You might be wise to check for help here first if you are having problems as flashing the Bios has risks attached and may not cure the problem.

Need to replace video card

I assume that since I'm running dual cards now, I will continue to run dual cards? I have a MSIK8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI mobo. Any suggestions on what to upgrade to? I have a 600w power supply so I think I'm pretty good there.

Built a computer for my son to game on. Also, probably a stupid question but here goes. I'm kind of new to the building and compatibility part; so any help would be wonderful and well appreciated. GTX 460s are nice in SLi but all others above this can run SLi too.

It will happily run one card, it just has support to also run 2.

Just because it is an SLi motherboard it doesn't mean you have to run 2 cards. Would like to stay with Nvidia products. Thank you in advance!

From what I can remember you have a few options:

- Run single new card, Nvidia GTX 460 or the 550Ti cards would offer decent performance at a mid to lower end price range.

I have been running two Nvidia NX7600GT's. One of them blew the other night. Or spend more for the top end Nvidia offerings GTX 580, not sure their minimum PSU recommendations, but at least require 2 x PCIe Power connectors.
- Run dual cards, 1 new, 1 old 7600GT as NVIDIA® PhysX® processor, offloading that processing from the main new card.
- Bin the old working card and run 2 x New.

Noisy laptop - Toshiba Equium A210

I have muted the speakers and disabled the sound card but still no success. I feel that its probably dodgy speakers but what do you guys think.

It sounds more like a fan to me tbh. Has it been dropped, or squashed, or had a heavy impact with anything recently?

Not sure if you guys can help but I will ask anyway, I have a Toshiba Equium A210 laptop and its making a repeated clicking noise from the speakers. I have tried connected a headset but still the clicking, I have also noticed that if I am in the BIOS it is clicking there as well. When you first turn the laptop on it is quiet but within 30secs it starts clicking, initially quite slow then it speeds up until its almost a continuous noise. Its probably the fan hitting the shroud inside the case, and definitely needs a quick inspection to see the cause before using further, as the fan failing could destroy it.

Think I've blown it

the second tower is being fed power through the C13 extension socket of the tower that wont boot

You probably took out the AC line fuse of the power supply, meaning that you will need to install a new power supply because the fuses are not replaceable in most cases

neither PC's were booted up at the time of the incident by the way any ideas where I should look for the problem or have I actually done something bad ?

just plugged a C13 power lead Extension into the back of the tower and there was a blue flash .

now the tower wont boot up but the second tower on the extension C13 cable is working fine .

AMD 1100T BE compatibility check

I used the same board for a build for my brother-in-law with the 1055T and it runs great. This build is mainly for gaming and entertainment. Components:

Ultra black tower case- 129.96

AMD 1100T Black edition - 229.99

Crosshair Formula IV (socket am3)- 229.99

Corsair Dominator GT (8gb)- 119.99

Ultra X4 850-Watt Modular Power Supply - 169.99

Western Digital 250gb hdd - 54.99

Corsair 32GB SSD - 74.99

Asus dvd/cd drive - 29.99

Corsair Hydro h50 cpu cooler - 79.99

Windows 7 Home Premium 99.99

XFX Radeon HD 6970 - 364.99 -$30.00 rebate ($334.99)

That cpu and motherboard will go well together.

Go to Asus website and look up your motherboard and then check the recommended memory list and see if that Corsair is on that list. Keep in mind the list is not exshaustive but Asus boards are known for being picky about the RAM installed.

First time at this forum, I'm just looking for a second pair of eyes to see if all these parts are compatible, I know some people might recommend a AMD phenom II x4 but I would like to stay with the AMD 1100t. Eventually I would like to put in dual GPU'S and a SSD for the OS.

Your CPU temps


Please post your temps in the format as mentioned above. e.g: E6300/swiftech storm/stock/20/22

If you've overclocked, just put the speed after your CPU. To standardise this, we'll use the same program, coretemp, which is free, easily downloadable, user-friendly, etc. If you have not messed with voltages (and don't know values), stock is fine.

And to make it easy to read, it'll be good to list things in a particular order:
CPU/cooling/voltages/idle-temp/load-temp (in celcius). If you've changed it, enter the voltage applied. e.g: [email protected]/LN2/2.0/-150/-140

I understand that this doesn't give ambient temp, but we don't really have a good way to standardise that, so the data would be useless anyway. CPU/cooling/voltage/idle/load

So mine would be:

[email protected]/CNPS7000B-Alcu(silent)/1.5125V/37C/53C

I think this is a great idea...

Intel systems:
core i7 920 @ 4.4Ghz(210x21 turbo mode) Water Cooled / 1.45volts/ 32C/59C - supersmashbrada
core i7 920 @ 4.2Ghz / freezone 120mm fan / 1.47v / 35C / 57C - supersmashbrada
core i7 [email protected]/Noctua NH-U12P/1.305v/47c/77c - Adhmuz
core i7 920 Lapped @ 4.0/Noctua NH-U12P Lapped Push Pull/1.329v/43c/78c - Adhmuz
Core i7 920 @3912 MHz/ThermalTake SpinQ/1.293v/57c/88c - MetalX
Core i7 920 @3491 MHz/ThermalTake SpinQ/1.044v/41c/66c - MetalX
Core i7 920 @ 3.2/ThermalTake SpinQ/0.944v/39c/58c - MetalX
Q9450 Yorkfield @3.5ghz/ stock(voltage)/ThermalTake V1/40...

Force refresh rate to 120Hz?

im running 1920x1080 at 60 hertz. morgan

What is the model number and name of your monitor?

"Please Insert Disk"... On a memory stick drive?

if not you may need to partition although these drives normally come preformatted.

If so, should look like Disk 3 in the attached snapshot ...

When I plug my memory stick into the computer, a new drive appears as you would expect it to, but when I try and open this drive, it acts as if its a disk drive without a disk in, meaning I can't attempt a reformat of the memory stick or anything :S

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to make my memory stick usable?

Try starting disk management to see if the flash drive is visible and whether or not it is partitioned and formatted.

Connection status unknown the dependency service or group failed to start

As an administrator user, you can review the system Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond." Of course upon investigating I found I could not open Event Notification log. Today the earliest date is 3/19/10. But, I was informed no restore points were available.With help from Brother-in-law Larry and using desktop with the T-mobile connection I was able to get online to find the fix to the problem.

Clicked to open Service Control Manager. Some applications gave Error 1068 "The dependency service or group failed to start. Sometimes Virus' know MBAM so you may want to change the name of the program before you run it. HP COMPAQ C700 Notebook PC
Vista Home Premium purchased with
Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2370 @1.73Ghz
2.00 GB RAM
32 bit OS
My internet connection is normally T-Mobile USB Internet card.

I don't know if this is important but, After being allowed to view Event Notification Log I looked at Security log which had 3/3/10 as earliest date, that was 3 days ago. Next day 4/11/11 I found I could not reach the internet using T-mobile. Do you have an antivirus on your computer? That's it for now, 'bout all I know.

My laptop is 3 years old. I got a message "Failed to connect to a windows service. Normally at a time like this I would reach for System Restore. Was then able to see Event Notification log.

Also connect WiFi with built in card. I can see a multitude of difficulties have bee...

Dell Inspiron 5100 won't boot blank screen no noises no permanent lights

with battery + external power power momentary flash twice of battery ,power and drive. no fan or other noise apparent screen stays blank. battery light bright other two dull .

Any ideas of source of problem, Help.

As you have no fans running this sounds like a power supply failure which could be internal.

Any help apreciated

You will find all the info here including manuals. wher is it would replace if new where it was.

with no battery + external power power and batttery light flash green every 10 sec . can't locate bios battery counldn't see it any where on mother board ,? need service manual , only found fsm for pull apart no info on servicing/repair or trouble shooting.

Dell inspirion 5100 won't boot,already replaced power jack,problem improved slightly now shows following ,where as previously nothing.

nyome have a link to same.

Multi-mouse cursors?

If that is possible please tell me where i can find that software.

Check this out : http://www.dailycomputersolutions.c.../multiple-mouse-cursors-on-a-windows-desktop/

For example if you plug in two mice there will be two cursors and each mouse will control a seperate cursor.

Hey guys,

I was just wondering if there is a software that will allow you to use two mice on a single computer.

What's TJ Max?

Thx Guys!!!

Temperature junction max.

Now dont tell me its a clothing store cuz I will shoot myself if someone tells me that again.

Hey Guys,

On Core Temp in the Overheat protection option there is something called TJmax.

Is it the Max Temp that the computer will reach and then do a shut down to protect the CPU? Or is it some feature that Core Temp has to protect your CPU? What does TJ Max stand for? What happens when my computer reaches TJ Max?

Asus AM3-AM3+ BIOS upgrade

So I looked up bios revisions for my Formula IV Crosshair, and there she is. Here is the story DBZ posted:

Here is the bios revision from Asus:


Here G is an English version:

* I was over at AndanTech and there are still those contesting that there is no way BD will work in AM3 boards. You have to hand it to AMD on this one.

I'm just passing this along.

* Sigh *

By the way, G, will you be doing any benching yourself or do you know if Z will?

Dividebyzero found (hell, maybe he wrote it) a story at stating that Asus is making some of their high end 890 motherboards Bulldozer compatible with a bios flash. Unless the Bulldozer is a flop, this is very consumer friendly.

Can I increase upload speed?

i can't upload any file, what should i do?

Having freeze problem on games

The Dell power supply might not be strong enough to power the graphics card properly

PC will not read photo CD

I bought the Photo CD Sears offers when they do portraits for you. Have you tried the disk in another PC?

Do you know what OS, file fomat and software was used to burn it.

Does your CD drive work perfectly with other CD's?

Great idea - in theory. Please help

There are some usefull links in this thread which may help. My PC wont read the CD so i cant get my pictures - is there any thing i can do??

How much faster is Q6600 over Celeron e3300?

Hardware.france is probably one of the more comprehensive -use your favourite translator.

Going to replace my celeron e3300 with it, how much % of performance would i see?

There are plenty of comparisons on the net.

What app can I use on my Droid to find my phone if I don't have text?

What app can I use in case I lose my phone that doesn't need text? if no one here knows does anyone know the a techspot of cellphones type site ?

Your carrier should be able to help you with this...

Lookout and wheres my droid need you to have text through your carrier.

I do not.

Urgently need help for locating EEPROM chip

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We do not allow the discussion of how to circumvent the password protection on any computer device as we have no way of ascertaining that you are the legal owner of the device. Any further requests for assistance to do this will be removed without warning.

I strongly suggest that you contact the manufacturer who will be able to assist you further.

Two comps, which is better for gaming?

Also both builds only have 8GB of RAM which i find troubling since I will not have the money to upgrade this thing for years to come. I prefer online shopping newegg or tigerdirect is what i am most familiar with. I want to know which of these computer builds are better than the other, or if you wish to share a computer build thats better than both of these thats in my 2000 dollar budget range that would be most helpful since I don't exactly know what I am doing. my budget is $2000 with shipping so a little less(would dislike going a penny over that).

I live in the U.S. i reserved about $100 for that. west Virginia.

I am not a hardware guy so if i screwed up or forgot anything please let me know. A $2000 budget would give me a good profit

The computer will mostly be used for gaming. Motherboard - MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($294.99)

Processor - Intel Core i7-940 Bloomfield 2.93GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601940 ($259.99)

Memory - G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR ($99.99)

Graphics - MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GD...

"R" key on keyboard is sometimes working and sometimes not

my r key on PC isn't working even on the on-screen keyboard or on the other keyboard, but when i restart my compute it is working well, but after some time i is not working anymore but i can write R with shift+r o the little r when caps lock is enabled and then have to press shift+r
Can You please help me? Thank You in advance

Borrow a USB keyboard and plug that in and see what happens with the "R" key.

Hardware check up

Hard drive seems ok, but I get message 10008 replace hard disk when doing a diagnostic from bios but HD tune and all other software diagnostics from windows read that its in perfect health and normal!

Don't worry about these test results if the laptop seem to be running okay.

Yes I have posted on this before but am adding these Sandra reports to see if my hardware is ok! I may take it later to be inspected by a repair shop! Water can corrode many parts inside a laptop, and the residue can become conductive, but as I said, if it is working, it should be okay

Recently my battery had died after having been in a light drizzle with my laptop in my backpack no water seemed heavily in the backpack but it was moist! I am mostly worried about the condition of the mother board and hard drive! I am checking to see if all hardware is ok and not possibly contaminated with water damage.

Same audio through laptop speakers and external speakers

It's a software/OS issue. I've searched a lot to find how to NOT mute my laptop speakers when I insert something in the audio-out-jack. The next threads say it's not possible by the hardware:
They're closed, so I can't comment on them. If Vista's Realtek options in the Control Panel don't give you the same options as in Ubuntu, you're out of luck

BUT when I dual boot to Ubuntu (using the same hardware), I can easily choose to mute the internal speakers, or the jack, or none at all. So why can't it be possible on Vista?

You answered your own question...

No display on teleprompter from laptop

I want to run PROMPT (a teleprompter software) into an old school Listec A-2009 Teleprompter (CRT?) from my laptop.

New guy here! So, I figured I could use a VGA connector out from my computer with an RCA cable on the other end. (The VGA output works, because I can send my computer screen signal to a projector or a second computer monitor and that looks great also.)

So now go from VGA to RCA plug into the BNC adapter on the teleprompter. The Teleprompter only has BNC IN/Out connectors.

The North American NTSC television standard uses the squarish 4:3 (1.33:1) ratio. You will probably need a converter to give you this aspect ratio output to the teleprompter input

I have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop running an ATI Radeon 9000 AGP video card with XP. I have patched a DVD player directly into the teleprompter using a RCA/BNC adapter and it worked great.

I?ve tried S-Video 7 pin connections from the back of the computer and this also appears not to work. Also, as of yet I have been unable to show my laptop screen on my TVs, regardless of the cable connection type. No signal. Also anybody have a copy of a user manual for Listec A-2009 Teleprompter.

How do I get my laptop screen to show on the teleprompter that has BNC connectors? I've done lots of research and even bought a video converter. I also did all the setting changes to my computer: dual monitor settings, FN +F8, and updated my drivers. Is my laptop...

Buying guide Enthusiast's PC hard drive question

Generally the SSD can be used for OS(Win7 takes up 30GB or more if my memory serves me correctly) and the current game you are playing through, and the 750GB would be used for general data. I find some games load screens flash up in front of me and are gone in a few seconds compared to running them off of old physical HDs.

In the build it has you buying two hard drives one of them being a Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB and the other a Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB.

But generally loading the current game you are playing onto the SSD will be beneficial as well. It's not a major performance part of the system, it's nice to have and results in a snappier feel to operations on your computer but I don't think it's essential.

With a 64GB drive this might not leave much space for more than the OS. I am not so great with hardware so is the point to this to install everything including your OS onto the 750GB drive and then install what ever game your currently playing Like Crysis 2 onto the 64GB drive so it runs faster?

That's one option, often installing the OS onto the SSD can result in faster bootup and faster loading of windows applications.

My webcam stops working when I tilt my laptop screen

My Webcam Stops Working When I Tilt My Laptop Screen

Is the webcam built into the laptop itself, or is the webcam plugged into a USB port?

Help choosing a PSU

If you need other info, feel free to ask. But i do not know anything about PSUs. RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard

RAZER Lachesis 5600 Black 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 5600 dpi Mouse
I was think of using the Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply. Any thoughts are appreciated.

IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS P8P67-M (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH120G2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

PLEXTOR Internal DVD Super Multi Black SATA Model PX-L890SA LightScribe Support x2

SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA

COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan x2

COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible -- I do not know if this will fit in the case with the stock 220m side fan the case co...

2600K stable overclock on stock voltages?

turbo boost multiplier or the core multiplier? So what's a stable overclock at stock voltages? all replies are appreciated.

I think 4.2 Ghz would be ok on stock voltages. also use core to overclock.

I have a Hyper 212+ w/ 2 fans (push and pull)
Also, which one should I use to overclock?

I don't want to tweak voltages as I am a amateur overclocker.

Where's the Blu-ray?

Ok, so i have had an LG blu ray player for a few years now, but i had to reinstall everything today. and I am clueless as to how to fix it. If the drive does not appear in the Bios check that all the connections are secure, does the indicator light up on it?

I grabbed the install disk for the bd drive and installed it and when it was done i restarted like it asked.

the software that is installed is cyberlink power dvd 11 ultra(yes this is an ungrade version from the stock power dvd 9), but i started off using the orgianl 9 and same problem. Any help would really be great.

You probably did this years ago and have forgotten, to get the drive to work you have to go into your Bios and look for the 'Integrated Peripherals' screen to enable SATA devices and select their operating mode. when i restarted and opened bd advisor to see if everything checked out, it said no blu ray disk drive found.

Computer power failure

Unfortunately none of these options actually work, once I select one of the option my PC just restarts and goes back to this option, however.. When I press the power button on the computer I get lead into windows loading session and they give me 4 options on how to run my pc. I can go into my BIOS system setup. Here's my system information.

Do you have any friends who have tech knowledge that can use a digital multimeter to test your power supply?

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

Start Windows NormallyClick to expand... Is there anything I can do to fix my computer?

Bios Information
Version : 0307
Build Date 06/18/08

Type : AMD Phenom (tm) 8650 Triple-Core Processor
Speed : 2300MHz
Count : 3

System Memory
Installed Size : 4096 MB
Usable Size : 4096

I'm on a temporary laptop, please don't expect me to be a computer guru, I require assistance because I know nothing of computers, but I can follow instructions.

Jason, did you have your system connected through a power surge protector?

Maxtor D740X-6L IDE-> USB adapter question

Edited: Your attempt on bridging the old hard drive to USB might be visible to HDD Health drive listings as well... You might be able to check them, using the third party, such as HDD Health.

[url=]Summary of HDD Health[/url] said:

HDD Health v3.3 Build 220 Beta

HDD Health is a full-featured failure-prediction agent for machines using Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000 and XP. The program uses Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) built into all new hard disks, and can predict failures on your hard drives. Did you check the health status of the hard drive?

I have been using this handy tool on few of my older hard drives in my rigs. any suggestions?

It might be already damaged when you are trying to re-use it. Just remember to run it as administrator, else it'll not be able to communicate with your hard drive(s). can't be explored etc.

Problem is it wants to be formated. Sitting in the system tray, it monitors hard disks and alerts you to impending failure. A host of alerting features include email, local pop-up messages, net messages, and event logging, while using no system resources.Click to expand... Click Me!

You might also want to google on files recovery programs too, as there's a few easter eggs out there.

ive got a sata/ide to usb 2.0 adapter im using to bridge an old maxtor harddrive. ...

Problem with broadband connection?

Note: This was attempted a year ago.

Is this because PS2 online-play is outdated, or is it because of the setup. The setup was completed without any problems, but all my network-enabled games don't show anyone else online.

I tried setting up my PlayStation 2 with my Local Area Connection (LAN) using the setup disc provided with my system.

Record problem

It hears just noises! No i don't want to get views on video or something like that... I don't know how to explain well... PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO:

when I try to record a sound from my computer, the quality of it it's very very low!

It doesn't matter the program I use I've installed a lot of sound programs but all are the same!

Have connection but no Internet access

Make sure it is set to automatically obtain IP address. Ive tried using multiple Ethernet cables but it still doesn't work. Open control panel, go to network connections.

What operating system is being used on the problem PC's.

The only thing i could think of is a problem with the router since its happening on multiple computers, but i guess i could be wrong.

My wireless connection works fine, but the computers in my house that are wired directly to the router are connected to the network but have no internet access. Right click on Local Area Connection and click properties.

Select TCP/IP and select properties. Any help would be great.

Is this problem something that just suddenly happened on all the cable connections?

No picture Samsung Syncmaster 943NWX

but from yesterday i can see that my monitor doesn't display (but menu lights are on), it only shows black screen .If i made the monitor on for some minutes it automatically displays everything and works as normal . If it does, the problem is with the computer. any advice?

In short

I have a samsung syncmaster 943nwx LCD monitor and it worked fine. Post back...

Is there a better gaming laptop cooler?

It has two 140mm fans that are removable, LED lighting, and USB 3.0 on it as well, so I figure why not. Then they sent me another which worked. Which made me happy because I can replace it. So then they sent me another fan base case.

You can get a basic laptop cooler for around $20

Laptop Cooler

So I was just wondering if anyone knows of a better product.

These are nice, but a bit of an overkill. Which is a i7 on a 19 inch screen. Not to mention, the USB ports on it have never worked.

So I've been looking for a replacement and I think I can settle on this one.

I currently have this cooler under my gaming laptop.

I've had it for a few years and it has gave me so much headache.

Here is some other information on it. Which works but goes out and I have to shake it to make it come back on occasionally. When I first got it, the thing was missing the power supply. A few months later the fans stopped working.

Well today, it finally went completely.

Asus m4a79gtd Pro high temperature

isnt my MB temp too high??? My friend has a mobo which is working from 40-50C and its fine.

as my friend said it shouldnt hit more than 40c

As far as I know it's a normal temperature and you shouldn't worry about that.

Dell Latitude D630 02micro driver error

This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. I downloaded a program called "who crashed." It shows the following: crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini042311-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: oz776.sys (oz776+0x2A2E)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000000A (0x15, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF8051850C)
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\oz776.sys
product: O2Micro USB CCID SmartCard Reader
company: O2Micro
description: O2Micro USB CCID SmartCard Reader
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: oz776.sys (O2Micro USB CCID SmartCard Reader, O2Micro).

Make sure you uninstall the existing driver first.

Version 5.1.2600.0
I do know of another person who has the same laptop and is having the same issue. SP3

Thank you in advance,

Try the driver from here it is more up to date. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: oz776.sys (O2Micro USB CCID SmartCard Reader, O2Micro). Google query: oz776.sys O2Micro CUSTOM_ERROR

crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini042111-03.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: oz776.sys (oz776+0x2A2E)
Bugcheck code: 0x48 ...

How can I tell if I am using Ethernet?

I am using DSL does that tell you anything? the default 'home page' should appear without any errors or pop-ups. put in the address bar and hit return.

ps: to have posted on this board - - YOU USED THE INTERNET

What do i need to look for?

start your browser (Internet Explorer is the Windows default browser).

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