Recent content by mammanick

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    Solved: Award BIOS update

    I am no expert, but when I needed to update my BIOS in an old Compaq, someone here suggested to go to their website and click support. Type search what you need and it should be available with instructions.
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    Bassetman's Passing

    This news is so sad. I send my condolences to bassetman's family and to his friends and co-workers. I know he will be missed.
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    Solved: Error

    While trying to access a search on this forum why did I get the following? Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 79 bytes) in /home/httpd/vhosts/helponthe.net/forums/includes/class_core.php on line 3279
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    Solved: CD Burner Problem

    This issue is solved.
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    Solved: CD Burner Problem

    :confused:Yesterday I was using my husband's Compaq 5105 rsh back up some data for him. I had downloaded a free program called CDBurnerXP. I selected the files, clicked burn and immediately got an error box that said CDBurnerXP has encountered an error and needs to close. I clicked close and...
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    Solved: System change?

    Thank you Rich. I will do that. You have all been great. I am not a real advanced computer user but I can get by with help like I get on this forum. Have a great day.
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    Solved: System change?

    Posted that all wrong. I did everything you suggested in the order you typed it here. It did speed up a little. I can see the difference when I click to open a program. Thanks everyone for all the links and the help on here. I will consider my problem solved until I can buy something besides a...
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    Solved: System change?

    Zabusant I followed your instructions and ran chkdsk no help. I disabled Registry Mechanic. Now I am going to go try the msconfig. I will post back when I have time. I have the Windows XP Home Edition CD and also the SP2 CD. If I need to do a reinstall I can but I am trying hard to avoid that...
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    Solved: System change?

    So sorry, It is a Compaq 5115 AMD 1100 processor with 512 installed Ram. I have Win Patrol, Avast, System Analyzer starting when windows starts. Most of the 80 G HD is free space. When I try to open a program, i.e. Internet Explorer, Outlook Express or my Avast it takes up to a full minute to...
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    Solved: System change?

    Last year I installed Windows XP on my pc. During the installation it ask me to choose ntsf or fat 32. I made a mistake I think and chose ntsf. I know the system was fat 32 when I bought it with Windows ME installed. This computer has not worked well since I did the new install. Is it possible...
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    Solved: System Restore

    Thank you for the lesson. I have printed this and it will help me remember. May the holiday season bring you and your family many blessings.
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    Solved: System Restore

    Thank you so much. I couldn't find my thread so I posted a new one I am sure that is very confusing. I don't really know how to look for my posts if I don't have a link in my email to click on. I will spend some time reading on here after the holidays. Again thanks for your help,
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    Solved: System Restore

    Thanks to all of you who helped on this problem. I tried System Restore this morning and it works. :)
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    Solved: System Restore

    Thank you for these instructions. I am going to wait a few days for this option because I deleted all the system restore points this morning. I created a restore point after I turned off system restore then rebooted and turned it back on. I have a program called Zappit that cleans up all my...
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    Solved: System Restore

    I do not run any Norton programs. I also tried to rollback the driver but it didn't fix my problem. I have deleted all the restore points in the system now I will wait a few days or maybe weeks with Christmas here don't have lots of time. After that I will try it again if it doesn't work at that...
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