netbook virus?

My daughter's netbook has an icon in the bottom-right that keeps wanting me to activate a malware protection program which I think is bogus. Every time I try to open anything it pops up and error message in the corner saying "file iexplore.exe is infected by W32/Blaster.worm please activate malware protection to protect your computer". It says this for anything I try to open. I tried running MSCONFIG to disable it but got the same message. I can't get any virus programs online b/c of this error. Any help would be greatly appreciated. (Got same error trying system restore as well). Thanks,

Topic by webtekart   |  last reply


GPS on a Netbook

So, I finally picked a netbook, ended up with an Eee PC 1016P (not pictured). Well, I bought it two weeks ago, but the magic of UPS math meant that 3-day shipping took a week, so it arrived at home the day after I went back to school. Point is... The thing seems like a great candidate to install a GPS module, given its size and battery life. In a topic from my young(er) and stupid(er) days, LasVegas suggested I get a Holux GR 213, which wasn't helpful three and a half years ago, but is now. I guess my real question is, what are my options? I'd like to come as close as I can to replicating the Garmin Nuvi 350 I've been using, but I'm also stingy. I've seen packages of software and antenna for $100 or more, but I'm thinking more like $30-$40 for the antenna and free software, if it exists.

Topic by CameronSS   |  last reply


Netbook and no flash? Answered

I have a nice 7" net-book (off branded from China) Du should of known but cant watch video on it because I can't get Adobe flash on it as you may know it runs windows ce or something like that no HHD any help would be greatfull....Thom

Question by thomasready   |  last reply


os in samsung netbook

Just wanna ask.... can i change my os in my samsung netbook???? for windows is bugging a damn sh** in my head... i thought that this os is easy to use and user friendly... but there are programs that i can't use and run and customize in this os... pls help me.... looking forward for your help...

Topic by frozenkyle   |  last reply


Why my netbook is not working?

I have a Packard Bell Netbook which is 1 year old.One day when I switched it own it didnt start only the fan ran for 1 second and stopped and the power light on with the screen showing nothing.Please help Me.

Question by george97   |  last reply



want to upgade my hardware in my samsung n150plus?

Im using samsung n150plus and im trying to play RAN online game... just want to ask if i can upgrade my hardware for me to play games faster.... and so that i can open up other apps while playing... pls help me...

Question by frozenkyle   |  last reply


whats the best netbook to hack?

Thought this would bring a discussion out simply it is; what's the best netbook to hack? rating by number of different hacks usability after hacks or any other catgories you can think of

Question by benip90   |  last reply


What are some must have programs for a netbook? Answered

Its running windows xp home by the way.

Question by thejrb   |  last reply


Question about the acer aspire one d250 netbook? Answered

Its a has the same features as all other netbooks but i read on a webshop site that the ram was upgradable to 4 gb is that true? It sounds kinda fake to make, a netbook with like 4 gb s of ram.

Question by la-main   |  last reply



How do you get pictures from an itouch to the computer than on instructables?

I am working with the latest gen ipod and an acer aspire one netbook, i have tried e mailing myself and i dragged the pictures to my desktop, however when i attempthe to use them in an instructable it failed to show my image, it just showed a hand, is this normal? i have never made an instructable before and i am confused.

Question by Spritie   |  last reply


Help me choose a laptop! -MAJOR UPDATE-

I just found out that I won a scholarship that writes me a check for $1,500. I already have college fees paid for through National Merit, so this is considered my laptop fund. I'm holding off for a few months to actually buy something (not much need right now, so I might as well wait for prices to drop a bit longer), but I want to get the Instructables Community's input on what to get. Here's what I want: -Highly portable laptop to carry to classes. I have a desktop for a real workhorse; the laptop only needs to be capable of basics. Anything past the basics is a bonus. -Screen no larger than 13", but no smaller than 8". 1366x768 or greater would be nice. Portability! I If I really need a big screen, I can plug in another monitor. -A touchscreen would be lovely, but not a requirement. -Built-in webcam would be nice. -Possibly a convertible tablet, but I'm not sold on that wee little hinge. A fold-flat drawing surface would be excellent, though. -I love a keyboard light, especially backlit. -Windows or Linux. NOT A MAC. I appreciate Apple's aesthetics, but I don't like the big brick walls they build around everything. Windows isn't really a bonus, just something I'd be okay with. -Not much more than $1000. Until I'm substantially wealthier than I am now, I don't see a reason to spend inordinate amounts of money on something that will be obsolete in a few years anyway. -I rather like the Eee PC T91, if it had a 10" screen, a HDD or a higher-capacity SSD, and assurance that the little swivel-hinge won't splinter the first time it's pulled open too far. I also rather like the Quanta NL2, despite it's Fisher-Price appearance, at least if Intel actually will sell one. So, after doing my own research, I've decided that I want a 10" screen with HD. The future Asus Eee PC 1018P fits the bill perfectly except for this...Atom N475 processor, crazy thin, 10-hour battery, aluminum body, USB 3.0, and the ability to put a multitouch digitizer in. It doesn't, however, have the HD display of the Eee PC 1005PR. In short, I want a 1018P with the display from a 1005PR. Any suggestions, or rumors of future Asus releases? Okay, so I ended up getting a 1016P. A week before Intel announced the dual-core Atom N550 and just under two weeks before HP announced a revised Mini 5103 with that N550. I'm consoling myself with the knowledge that no matter what computer I had chosen, it will be obsolete by the time about the time I have a job and can buy a new one.

Topic by CameronSS   |  last reply


Best sub $800 netbook?

I'm looking to purchase a netbook, with a maximum budget of $800, I just wanted to put it out to you guys... what do you think is the best. I already own a laptop, so no suggestions there, thanks. I'm strictly looking for something small and easy to carry around and use on the plane. I'm not concerned about OS, but want something capable of at least running ubuntu, preferably XP, but I don't really want to pay extra, as I'd prefer to install it myself. I want the biggest hard drive possible, and a long battery life. I want something capable of watching video from the hard disk. I don't really care about added extras such as a webcam or card reader. With size, I want something bigger than an eee pc, but not so big that I might as well use a full sizzed notebook, something slightly bigger than a portable DVD player would be good. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Question by munchman   |  last reply


Tablet PC From Netbook? Answered

Hello Everyone :) I'm new to this community, though I'm not new to DIY projects. I hope somebody can help me out, I need some help with a proposed project of mine.  I have an old Acer Aspire one 751h and it's an 11.6 inch netbook, LED screen, and I'm willing to tear it down to make a windows tablet. I know I need a touch screen kit, but I need help choosing one, I don't mind resistive ( I know it's very hard to find a multi touch 11.6 inch touch screen kit) In fact, I would say I would prefer ressistive as It's cheaper. One more thing, is it possible to use a larger touchscreen on a smaller screen and then calibrate it? as long as it's the same aspect ratio? For the tablet case/ body, inverting the screen and using the original Acer aspire one 751h case isn't hard, but if it's possible to use perspex or a material like that ( no carbon fibre please) I would like a few pointers. I don't mind the tablet having a rectangular feel/ look, as long as it's easy and practical to build. I also have an old  8x6 inch graphics tablet with 1024 levels of sensitivity, is there any way I can use this along with the touchsreen for input? Like behind the screen.  The netbook runs Full HD content and windows 7 fine and has a 16:9 aspect ratio screen, one of the reasons I'm keen on the project . Thanks a lot ! :) 

Question by Nimer11   |  last reply


Best netbook around 350 USD?

What is the best netbook that is around 350 USD ($0-400)? Many reviews said that ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM is great, but I need a lot of reviews. Also, what is the most reliable netbook brand?

Question by chilll2009   |  last reply


How can I keep my netbook dry? Answered

There's a possibility that in a few months I'll want to have my netbook while living in a tent for a week, which I can't guarantee against leaking or flooding. Thus, the requirement is basically that the netbook remain dry if wherever it is sitting has an inch or so of water on it. I have a water-resistant neoprene sleeve, but it doesn't seal, so it won't help in submersion. I've considered a Pelican 1080, which would work brilliantly but costs $70 or more, and a large Ziploc-type bag, which can hardly be beat for cost but is rather crude and doesn't offer the same level of protection. I suppose I'm looking for options somewhere between the two. The netbook is 10.25" x 7" x 7/8"-1 3/8", but something that would let me fit the power brick in too would be great.

Question by CameronSS   |  last reply


How small could you make a working computer?

I originally wrote this as a reply to rimar2000 in another forum.  It seems sufficiently interesting to warrant a separate discussion thread.How small could you make a fully-operational personal computer (say, something with the capability of a Netbook).  I think the technology already exists to make one the size of a deck of playing cards: Hundreds of GB of storage in something the size of a little MP3 player WiFi transceivers fit inside a standard USB "thumbdrive" casing Projected keyboards could be integrated (not a separate box) The same technology could make an RGB projected display A small footprint CPU (maybe with "embedded Linux") ought to be practicalWithout a big display, hard drive, etc., you don't need much power at 5V to drive everything.  A standard cellphone battery (say 3.7V, 1000 mAh) ought to be enough to run such a machine for a couple of days between charges.I'm not competent enough as an electronics engineer to prototype something like this, but it seems like a really great challenge for the DIY experts out there.  How small could you make a working PC using existing current technology?

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Can i make my netbook better?

I have a vnet netbook and its really bad, does anyone have any suggestions on what i should do?

Question by coldpsyco91   |  last reply


What is the best unix to use on a netbook?

I have an old netbook and i would like to try some form of unix, but i dont know which is better for it, it is a vnet vl-760-4gb and it has an arm926-akchip processor

Question by coldpsyco91   |  last reply


(Preactivated) windows 7 doesnt work on samsung n130 netbook? Answered

Hi I've installed the (hacked) preactivated windows 7 on all the computers in my house, but for some reason it won't activate on my samsung n130 netbook. I've tried -starter -ultimate -professional None of them work. and the windows 7 loaders dont work this makes  me very unhappy because i dont want xp back Ive read something about installing acer 2,1 cert < dunno what that is Thnx

Question by la-main   |  last reply


Help getting an Asus Eee PC Netbook Screen turned into a Graphics Tablet

So my sister has just received a new  laptop because her old Eee PC Netbook's hard drive has somewhat died. The screen itself and some other components are still good, especially the screen. Its size would make a really good graphics tablet, but im not quite sure how to get this screen made into one. Ive looked online for some info about this and have turned up too little info to work with. Anyone have any ideas?

Topic by EngineerJakit   |  last reply


where do i go to get ubuntu for my laptop? i have a dell latitude d620 Answered

On the ubuntu website i only see stuff for desktop and netbooks. i thought maybe it would be the same as the netbook but i thought i'd better ask instructables first.

Question by RANDOMFISHYFACE   |  last reply


My Dell Inspiron mini 10 isn't working and the light for the power cable won't turn on. Could someone please help me?

I have a Dell Inspiron mini 10 and it hasn't been working. At first it was working fine, then the power cord started acting weird. We had to turn the cable in the plug in the net book until the light came on and it kinda worked, then the cable light wouldn't turn on one day and the net book wouldn't start up. I wouldn't like to have to buy another cable if I don't need to. Thanks! 

Question by brian4752   |  last reply



Charging a 9.5V netbook using a 5V USB charger? Answered

Is it possible to use a USB charger to charge a Netbook battery (Asus eee 4G 9.5V)? Basically is there a way to get 9.5V out of a 5V usb charger? Thanks.

Question by ahitman   |  last reply


Transplant SSD from Netbook into my Desktop

So random question, I'm looking at putting a SSD drive into my desktop solely to run windows off of so it boots faster/has better performance, but don't really want to shell out a crap ton of cash for a standard sata SSD Drive. Is it possible to transfer an SSD drive out of like say an ASUS EEE PC into a regular desktop, and would there really be that much performance gain? Thanks

Topic by The Insomniac 


How Interchangeable are Laptop Screens?

Can I replace an HP Mini 311 or 210 HD netbook screen with the HP Envy’s 15” 1920 x 1080 screen? I can order the netbook and the Envy’s screen with both the power inverter and the display cable from HP’s website. My ultimate goal is to make a super tablet like this one here:   It should work right, as long as the display cable is the same and I use the Envy's power inverter?

Topic by Sup3r3g0   |  last reply


Can a Samsung netbook be used to edit DSLR shots while travelling? Answered

I'm a jeweller about to embark on a trip around the world with no end date.  I want to be able to take great shots of my work as I travel but would prefer to keep a small Samsung netbook in my pack rather than a large Macbook.  With an external hard drive is the Samsung netbook a usable system to work on and publish DSLR shots?

Question by aelzaida   |  last reply


My computer won't go into stand-by :(

Hi. My netbook, a Coby 1023 netbook, wont go into standby! i click on the standby button and it will say its going into standby and then just sits at the the standby screen and wont standby. Help.                                                                                           Thanks in Advance, joespicnictables

Question by joespicnictables   |  last reply


Dell inspiron mini 10 / 10v bad points? Answered

 I'm thinking about purchasing a Dell inspiron mini 10 / 10v for Christmas to use as an educational aid (typing up coursework, research etc). I am wondering if anybody knows the bad points about it (I already know the good ones plus the specs). I have read that the trackpad is a problem with the inbuilt buttons. I am fairly technologically inclined so I will have no problems installing a new OS (OS X perhaps? (-; ) so the only issues I will have will be the ergonomics. I have read reviews where they say the battery life isn't brilliant, is this true or have they just hammered the poor thing whilst testing? Any netbook recommendations for around the same price (250 GBP). Thanks in advance not stolen ;-)

Question by DELETED_zoltzerino   |  last reply


i am trying to hook a sylvania netbook to a 3g cricket wirelss service?

I am doing this for my mom who works at a retirement center and she volinterd me for a tech problem. i wasnt sure on how to do this so i am looking for answers every where. i think the best bet would be take it to the geek squad at best buy or some thing? but i like to learn new things everyday so i thought i would check this site for answers. i would like any and all feed back even those who would like to tell me i shouldnt even be touching a key board. thanks again.

Question by bluesbrand61 


Does a 600w invertor draws more current even w/out using full capacity? Answered

IS it better to buy a lower Watt version if we are not going to use full capacity to conserve battery? SLA 7amp, 600w 110v inverter with a 9w light load = operation time? is it better to charge a netbook with a cigarette adapter say 9v VS an inverter and Netbooks Brick?

Question by celalboz   |  last reply


With a netbook, is RAID 0ing the internal SSD and an SD card a good idea?

I've just gotten a netbook with an 8gb SSD, and it has a built-in SD card slot. If I put an 8gb class 10 SD card into the slot, would I be able to RAID 0 them? What would happen if I RAID 0ed them and then took the SD card out while it was on? Would it erase everything or would it just shut down? Would this work? I need 16gb of internal storage, and a 16gb SSD drive is over 70% the price of the netbook.... I'm thinking either Hackintosh or Peppermint OS or Windows XP as the operating system. Any other comments?

Question by Bartboy   |  last reply


How can I increase the ram on my netbook computer?

I don't want to open it or add anything to it like a part but I need it to be faster . how can I do this!!!

Question by knex dude 2000   |  last reply


Cannot reset mini 7" netbook any help?

Hi all I bought one of them mini 7" netbooks from China  and have had nothing but trouble with it. After flashing the rom with WinCE  I found it was worse so tried to flash Android back on, but now the screen a just black and nothing happens at all when I press the power button, I have been told there is something inside that can be done to bring these back to life but cant find anything on the internet about it The reset button underneath the machine does nothing at all as I have tried that, any help would be appreciated thanks for reading.

Question by msw100   |  last reply


Is it dangerous to use a higher-amperage laptop AC adapter? Answered

I have two laptop AC adapters rated for 19V. One supplies 1.6A and the other 4A. Would I damage my laptop/battery if I use the larger adapter in a laptop designed for the smaller one?

Question by thoraxe   |  last reply


Computer freezes when bottom is impacted.

(I want answers, not OMG YOU'VE BEEN DEAD) When ever my Acer Aspire one d250 netbook's bottom is impacted, or dropped on my bed, it freezes. The only way to restore it is to manually restart, then it usually freezes after the splash screen. Occasionally, it will just freeze. I've tried checking the temperature of the cpu, but it comes up as normal, 110 degrees Fahrenheit. I want to crack it open and check out if anything is loose, which would make perfect sense, but I want to do a system backup first, and I'm afraid it'll freeze during that. If anyone could provide links to instructions on how to open such a computer, or a solution to the problem overall. Also, I checked my ram already, and did a full scan with avast and AVG10. -NYPA UPDATE I believe the problem to be that the hard drive is failing. As of now, my computer will randomly lock up, particularly during intensive HDD usage. When i drop my laptop, it'll lock up because the hard drive shakes and gets unbalanced, causing it to scratch. My computer will lock up randomly because it'll hit some of those scratches. This is all my reasoning. I'm not sure if it is right, but it seems to be. I'm going to do a backup and restore, just to make sure it is a hardware issue, and if it is, I'll get it checked out. Thanks for the support.  UPDATE I took it in and the problem proved to be a tiny crack in the motherboard. Lucky for me, however, my family just received a brand new desktop! WOOHOO!

Question by NYPA   |  last reply


Extend WiFi antenna for Lenovo netbook S10 that is WiFi enabled

I'll be in a rental apt. in Barcelona and want to extend my WiFi range. Also total newbie to WiFi. Purchased a Lenovo S10 with built-in WiFi. Read Wambat7's "kitchen strainer" suggestion at:https://www.instructables.com/id/usb-wifi-antenna/Given that my S10 is WiFi enabled can I still try Wombat7's suggestion and buy an external USB wireless Network Adapter to try for extended antenna range? Will my netbook automatically 'deal' with both built-in and exernal WifFi adapters and use the one with best antenna reach?If the above is a no go because my S10 has internal WiFI is there any way to extend antenna reach for the S10's built-in wireless adapter?

Question by worldromer   |  last reply


How much computing power does the Arduino software take?

I was thinking of getting an outdated laptop or netbook and dedicate it to an Arduino.

Question by shilohjim   |  last reply


OG xbox drive into external usb drive???

It just so happens I have 3 OG xboxes sitting in my room and a netbook with a dead hard drive. I was wondering if there was a way to use one of the xbox drives and turn it into an external usb drive to plug into my netbook. Im familiar with hardware and what most things do, but I havent had much experience with electronics. Any ideas? Thanks for any input!

Question by daner   |  last reply


What accessory or attachment, that doesn't exist today, would you love to see in your dream netbook?

Asus, a sponsor of Instructables, has put together WePC where they are asking for input on their next generation laptops. As part of their sponsorship, they've asked my opinion on various aspects of laptops. Most recently What accessory or attachment, that doesn't exist today, would you love to see in your dream netbook?.Here are two things I would love to have integrated into a netbook: internal power adapter and standard wireless accessories.I don't think anyone really carries a netbook to cafes, on airplanes, or wherever and cavalierly leaves their power adapter at home. Some people don't even leave without their phone's power adapter -- the risk to reward ratio is just too great. So, with lower power consumption and better power management of netbooks, I'd like to see one with an integrated power adapter. It should plug directly into 120 VAC with an integrated cord, or use a standard power adapter cord. Just because people are used to having a separate power adapter, doesn't mean it's the right thing. Once one manufacturer does it, the rest will need to follow suit.A netbook is great for carrying around and working, but eventually most users will take it home or to the office, and want to use any number of accessories that make their work more comforatble: external keyboard and mouse, second monitor, USB headset or microphone, cell phone cable, etc... Both at home and at my office, I have USB hubs setup to handle all the things I need to plug into my laptop. The cables are ugly, collect, dust, and get in the way. I preferentially buy wireless devices when possible, but they still require a USB port for their receivers. My dream netbook would wirelessly pair with my peripherals through Bluetooth or some other standard, leaving my USB ports free for stuff that really needs them. What's your dream accessory? Let me know here, and leave a comment or idea on WePC. If it's good enough, they just might make it...Finally, I'd like to know what you have thought about this Asus campaign. If you would be kind enough to take this survey, I would really appreciate it. Comments here are also good. Thanks!

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


how do i get my laptop to let me watch a movie with it hooked up to a dvd player through an HDMI cable????

Okay so i have a windows netbook laptop that i would like to hook up to my samsung blue-ray DVD player to watch a movie because well you know netbooks r to small to have built in DVD player and both the DVD player and my laptop have an HDMI outlet but i dont know how to access the movie

Question by GraceJ1   |  last reply


Joule thief 12VDC 3A?

Is it possible to build a joule thief to run a netbook? I mean feeding the circuit with a 9V radio battery and to have an output of 12VDC 3A.

Question by laurieddhru   |  last reply


Help, with Ubuntu on Acer aspire 1 Answered

Please help, we have everything else going. Ubuntu on a netbook, that has wireless. Were can I get the driver and program to recognize the wireless card that is built in?

Question by emit   |  last reply


How to convert a mini laptop (Netbook) with a broken screen to a workable instrument

Hi everyoneI have a Gigabyte Q1000C which recently fell and busted the monitor. The machine still works fine, other than the battery no longer charging. I would like to convert it into my "writing" machine (I write short stories as a hobby), almost like a typewriter with a screen.The main idea is to purchase a smaller second-hand LCD PC monitor and gutting it to fit into a custom built enclosure, I also need to be able to convert it to a direct-power sourced instrument, thereby bypassing the battery, which I have no clue how to accomplish, my electrical skills are dangerous at best.If there is anyone who could help me with the above-mentioned ideas, I'd be very grateful.The design ideas are either a retro feel, steampunk or cyberpunk vibe.

Question by FrancoisG2   |  last reply


Refurbished EEE PC - $150

For all of you longing for an EEE PC, today's woot is :"1 Asus EeePC 900 Netbook 8.9" LCD 4GB SSD 512mb DDR2 802.11b/g "

Topic by Weissensteinburg   |  last reply


Why can't access the internet even though i'm connected to the wifi?

My netbook's model is SAMSUNG N148 Plus. comment for additional details because i don't know what details to give you

Question by bin gu   |  last reply


***HELP, should i get a macbook, or Dell mini 10!!!???*** Answered

I want to get a macbook, but i have other things i want to buy, should i get a macbook or Dell mini 10?macbook> http://www.apple.com/macbook/features.htmlDell> http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-10?c=us&cs;=04&l;=en&s;=bsd

Question by led235   |  last reply


browser incompatibility on instructables site when uploading pics?

I'm using a toshiba nb505 netbook running win7. when i try to upload pics, the upload window overflows my screen so i cant get to the button to select a pic. this happens with chrome and opera. is there a solution?

Question by ke4mcl   |  last reply