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A couple of problems with a refurbished HP w/Windows XP Pro

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  1. Entelechy

    Entelechy Thread Starter

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    Hi Tech Team.

    So I got sent a refurbished HP Compaq nc6400 last week. It had Windows XP Pro already installed and also came with a backup disk. But right away, I noticed that there were some things wrong. Again, I'm not very tech savvy; but I will explain as best I can to come off like I am. :cool:;)

    For one thing, some windows would pop up just off the screen(like the EQ window in VLC Media Player)and I would have to drag/maximize them. I was told on another forum that it looks as though my computer was previously set up as a dual monitor situation. But they never really gave me a remedy to fix this. I checked under monitors on the desktop and made sure that the primary monitor was *1*(and that 2 was inactive) but this problem still persists. But this is the smaller problem.

    The larger problem is that sound only comes out of the right speaker. I fiddled with all of the sound options on the control panel. No change. I googled this problem and found a lot of similar complaints just like this; but no real solution. I called HP headquarters and they told me to uninstall/reinstall Soundmax. I did that. But still- nothing. Just sound from the right speaker. When I plug in my headphones, the left and right play fine. Since the complaints on google are several years old, I was wondering if there was a simple solution that I may have overlooked.

    Thanks, and also if you guys know of any efficient ways to accelerate/boost bandwidth speed, please let me know.
     
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    Programs remember the last-used position of windows. Once you open a program, position the window, close it, and open it again, it should open where you closed it.

    Did you try another set of speakers?
     
  4. Entelechy

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    Not yet. But headphones work fine. So is that the only solution? Fork out the cash and buy speakers???
     
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    That's how you troubleshoot. You try different things. You can pick up a pair of cheap speakers at Wal-Mart, and if they don't resolve the issue, take them back. Or if you have a friend with speakers, borrow theirs.
     
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