Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

My computer's problems

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Ron Whitfield
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    Suddenly my pictures have all gone to 'paint', how can I return them to whatever it was before so I can edit them as usual with windows?

    Leave a comment:


  • Ron Whitfield
    replied
    Re: AHA!

    Originally posted by Kaonohi View Post
    Computers are evil, and invasive. What else do you need to know?
    How I as an individual can exponentiate that invasive evil into infinity, to better all mankind?

    Leave a comment:


  • Kaonohi
    replied
    Re: AHA!

    Computers are evil, and invasive. What else do you need to know?

    Leave a comment:


  • Ron Whitfield
    replied
    AHA!

    Looky what a notebook forum member tipped me onto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In5JoDVlZ0Y

    http://www.notebookforums.com/t/239590/repairing
    http://www.notebookforums.com/t/2375...g-down-problem

    How should I address this issue, now that it's been displayed as an integral issue that HP should fix for free? What outlets do we have on Oahu that deal with this?
    Last edited by Ron Whitfield; May 21, 2012, 08:03 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • lensperson
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    Fixing laptops is a lot trickier because so much stuff is crammed into a very small space.
    The major issue with laptops is that they are very hot running devices even in temperate
    climates.
    Excessive heat vastly accelerates the failure rate of electronics in general.

    Without meaning to seem cheeky or demeaning, i suggest checking out some linux
    operating systems.

    Leave a comment:


  • Ron Whitfield
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    Originally posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Look for temp files in assorted directories.
    I'd have to be edumacated in those terms and moves..., I'd end up deleting forever something important.

    Leave a comment:


  • Leo Lakio
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    Originally posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    What is hogging up all but 40.1GB of the 139GB space on my C disc?
    I have offloaded the latest ton of music files, plus what I had elsewhere, there's nothing in the recycle bin, and nothing sizeable stated in the C disc dropbox. I usually can gain back 2/3 - 3/4 of free space when I downsize my storage, but not this time.
    Look for temp files in assorted directories; copies of the music files could be there, as well as photos/video/graphics from webpages.

    Leave a comment:


  • Ron Whitfield
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    Originally posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Have you run a defragmentation program recently?
    I think my Advanced Systems Care 5 all-purpose da kine does that, and I've been running it regularly lately. But I'll dl one of the defraggers that I had, just to be sure. Thanx

    Well, that gave me a little more than 1GB in exxtra space...
    Last edited by Ron Whitfield; May 19, 2012, 07:24 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • Leo Lakio
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    Originally posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    What is hogging up all but 40.1GB of the 139GB space on my C disc?
    I have offloaded the latest ton of music files, plus what I had elsewhere, there's nothing in the recycle bin, and nothing sizeable stated in the C disc dropbox. I usually can gain back 2/3 - 3/4 of free space when I downsize my storage, but not this time.
    Have you run a defragmentation program recently?

    Leave a comment:


  • GregLee
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    Originally posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    What is hogging up all but 40.1GB of the 139GB space on my C disc?
    I wouldn't know. I don't think people are as careful about economizing disk space, these days. I wouldn't really notice 100 missing gigabytes, myself. My desktop came with 1500 gigabytes, and I added a disk for another 2000 gigabytes.

    Leave a comment:


  • Ron Whitfield
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    What is hogging up all but 40.1GB of the 139GB space on my C disc?
    I have offloaded the latest ton of music files, plus what I had elsewhere, there's nothing in the recycle bin, and nothing sizeable stated in the C disc dropbox. I usually can gain back 2/3 - 3/4 of free space when I downsize my storage, but not this time.

    Leave a comment:


  • GregLee
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    Originally posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    I'm leary of unscrewing the complete back off my laptop, I 'think' the fans are pretty clean, it gets rather dust free air. How concerned should I be popping of the whole underside?
    I don't really know about maintaining a laptop -- I recall taking one apart, long ago, is all. I was thinking in terms of maintaining my desktop. I don't even know whether laptops have cpu fans.

    Leave a comment:


  • Ron Whitfield
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    Originally posted by GregLee View Post
    Or it might be the power supply. I think the last one I bought cost around $25 new.

    Sure, you can take it apart and vacuum out some dust. Scare off the geckos. Check that the cpu fan is still running. I don't think this is an approved method, but I once got a stuck cpu fan to work by spraying it with WD-40 (daintily).
    Today, other than the courser pad and page movements being reticent, I'm not having any problems. May be coincidence or not, but once I popped the battery in and ran solely on that for an hour things have improved 100% with the sudden power offs. For now anyway.
    I'm leary of unscrewing the complete back off my laptop, I 'think' the fans are pretty clean, it gets rather dust free air. How concerned should I be popping of the whole underside?

    By the power supply, do you mean the brick?
    This is what I've got lined up http://www.ebay.com/itm/270904452684...84.m1438.l2649

    I just got another power off after posting, with the wall power on, not on battery power...
    Last edited by Ron Whitfield; May 17, 2012, 07:14 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • GregLee
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    Or it might be the power supply. I think the last one I bought cost around $25 new.

    Sure, you can take it apart and vacuum out some dust. Scare off the geckos. Check that the cpu fan is still running. I don't think this is an approved method, but I once got a stuck cpu fan to work by spraying it with WD-40 (daintily).

    Leave a comment:


  • Ron Whitfield
    replied
    Re: My computer's problems

    heh heh, no problem on battery power, looks like a $10 ebay purchase of a new power cord is the remedy to reclaiming my working computer, again. Why do these things keep junking up?

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X