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Forum: Hardware July 30th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By photolady
Bottom line....need new drive. When it ejects...

Bottom line....need new drive. When it ejects even a laser lens cleaner disk, most probable it's the drive's lasers that are gone out. Drives being cheap now days, it only makes sense to replace...
Forum: Hardware July 22nd, 2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,974
Posted By photolady
The advanced button is greyed out because you're...

The advanced button is greyed out because you're still using Windows based driver. Not Nvidia's. You need to uninstal, if possible, Windows driver. Usually, I just download and install the Nvidia...
Forum: Hardware July 22nd, 2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,974
Posted By photolady
Did you uninstall the older driver first? You...

Did you uninstall the older driver first? You should have done that, then installed the new driver and restart the computer. Then you should be able to change settings.
Forum: Hardware July 22nd, 2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By photolady
Always remove the old grease, usually via alcohol...

Always remove the old grease, usually via alcohol and cotton swabs or a lint free cloth. The apply a small amount in the center of your cpu, place heatsink fan assemble on top, and squiggly it,...
Forum: Hardware July 22nd, 2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By photolady
I would still get some AS5 as that is better than...

I would still get some AS5 as that is better than the stuff that comes with your heatsink/fan or your cpu assembly. Arctic silver is loads better.
Forum: Hardware July 22nd, 2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,974
Posted By photolady
Are you using a windows update for your video...

Are you using a windows update for your video card? That's not good. You should be using an Nvidia driver from Nvidia's website. Windows drivers are old and mostly basic, only allowing basic options....
Forum: Hardware July 22nd, 2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,974
Posted By photolady
You're not really setting the resolution of your...

You're not really setting the resolution of your video card, you're setting the resolution on your monitor.

You need to make sure your monitor's refresh rate is set to 60Hz, no higher or lower...
Forum: Hardware July 22nd, 2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,974
Posted By photolady
Your screen resolution is governed by Video card...

Your screen resolution is governed by Video card and monitor. You change video resolution under Desktop Properties.

What video card do you have?
Forum: Windows XP July 19th, 2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By photolady
This should help you: HP Pavilion a705w...

This should help you:

HP Pavilion a705w specs (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00255589&lc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=435558&dlc=en)
Forum: Windows XP June 21st, 2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By photolady
You're welcome Ben for the solution. Ccleaner in...

You're welcome Ben for the solution. Ccleaner in the hands of a newbie can be dangerous. Using Disk Cleanup built into XP, works just as well.
Forum: Windows XP June 17th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By photolady
Did you install the ATI drivers after you...

Did you install the ATI drivers after you installed the card?
Forum: Hardware June 6th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By photolady
You're right, SATA drives don't need jumpers....

You're right, SATA drives don't need jumpers. Have you checked in BIOS that SATA are enabled? And did you install any drivers for the SATA drive?
Forum: Hardware June 6th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By photolady
ATA drives need jumpers, SATA drives do not. So,...

ATA drives need jumpers, SATA drives do not. So, take your ATA drive out, the added one, and make sure the original drive is set as Master, then set the added one as Slave via jumpers.
Forum: Hardware June 4th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,908
Posted By photolady
And bad ram can cause all manner of problems....

And bad ram can cause all manner of problems. That is what we techs know, and why we suggest testing ram when you start having all manner of problems.
Forum: Hardware June 3rd, 2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By photolady
If the power supply has blown, even opening the...

If the power supply has blown, even opening the case, you won't see the scorch/burn marks.

Those other power supplies you have, make sure they are compatible with your present system. Since this...
Forum: Hardware June 3rd, 2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By photolady
You can use one from an older machine as long as...

You can use one from an older machine as long as it has the proper connections, and enough wattage. What is the specifications of the one that doesn't work?
Forum: Hardware June 3rd, 2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By photolady
Since it's the easiest to replace, start with the...

Since it's the easiest to replace, start with the power supply. Usually this is what "blows" on pcs, causing them to not boot up or even turn on. Don't buy a cheap one though as they can blow sooner...
Forum: Internet / Browsers May 31st, 2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By photolady
Which option did you use? And you're quite...

Which option did you use?

And you're quite welcome. :)
Forum: Internet / Browsers May 31st, 2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By photolady
The only solution I can offer from my research...

The only solution I can offer from my research says your firefox is corrupted and you need to uninstall it completely, reboot/restart your computer, and reinstall firefox.

You might try this fix:...
Forum: Hardware May 31st, 2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By photolady
According to research that computer doesn't use...

According to research that computer doesn't use DDR2 and how you installed it is a mystery, DDR2 doesn't fit into DDR slots.
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