computer not responding!!!?

My computer will run great for 10 minutes and all of a sudden everything will go (not responding) in the top bar and then the loading symbol apears as my cursor.... what is going wrong? is it a virus? hardware poblem what! i have a acer laptop with windows vista installed.... please help or my mom is gonna kill me!

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Media computer

Hello all.  I have been having a really fun time going through the forums lately.  I started in the tech section or whatever it is called.  I have no idea what page I am on but I know I am looking at posts that are about 3 years old.  Not looking at every single post of course but about 5-7 posts per page.  But that is all besides the point, let me get to my question. The other day just because I happened to have an s-video cable around I hooked one of our laptops to the TV.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the image on the TV.  So I have decided to make an audio cable for it and start to use the computer on the TV for some stuff.  Money is tight around here (that is why I am making the audio cable and not buying one) and we do not have cable TV.  All we have is a converter box and ever since a really bad storm about 1 1/2 months ago we barely get any channels.  I am still trying to get management of my building to look at the antenna on the roof.  But after I saw what kind of quality the laptop had on the TV we are starting to look at getting netflix.  Figure it is only $7.99 per month and you get your first month free so I think it is worth checking out.  Since it looks like we will be using a computer with the TV quite often I have decided to make a media computer out of one of the towers sitting around here.  I am not worried about the power of the computer since the tower I have in mind is not all that old.  But I am trying to decide what OS to put on it.  I know there is a "Windows media" edition but I do not know much about it other then I think it is getting quite old.  I am leaning towards putting either XP or Windows 7 on it since I have those disks.  But I thought I would ask on here for peoples input on the matter.  I plan on networking the computer to my windows 7 desktop in order to access my 1tb hard drive for stuff I download.  My wife will be using this computer too so that is part of the reason I am leaning towards windows xp or 7 so she will not feel lost in some OS she does not know.  So now you have all the details.  Should I just go with XP or 7, or is there something else I should look at?

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Knex Computer Case

Heya, I made some computer case! Instructions are on knexflux, over here: http://knexflux.net/instructions/knex-computer-case/ Along with it there is a nice stop-motion video to show it off :P

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Windows Computer System

This is for anyone frustrated or angry about Windows software or computers.  I want to know what when wrong and what you did to fix it, mostly because of my problems now.

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Petit Computer Dsiware

Hello, I made this fourum topic for pepole to share qr codes and programming knowlege in the Smile basic* programming language. You might  be wondering, what is petit computer?  Well, petit computer is a dsiware(downloadable software for dsi or 3ds) in which you can make programs, and edit others programs.  So go ahead and ask questions, share qr codes, and collaborate. *Smile basic is a programming language that Smile Boom(TM) created for thier dsiware. The site for making qr codes is: smileboom.com/special/ptcm2/qrmaker/en_us/qrmaker.html Smile Boom will also be releasing thier new version for the 3ds only soon.  See this page: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/09/smilebasic_will_bring_petit_computer_game_development_to_3ds_next_year

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CTK-4000 and computer?

I have a computer with really soft speakers that are up all the way and i want to play all of the sound from my computer out of my ctk-5000 keyboard, how could i do so?

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Computer audio recording

TIPS ON COMPUTER AUDIO RECORDINGOur blog it contains about how to record a song or that gives you tips on computer audio recording.You can learn so many things in our blog. Please feel free to visit our blog. We are very glad to hear from you.

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Computer Mod Supplies

Found this great resource for computer mods and mod supplies. They don't really have any hardware, but they have a good deal of water coolers, fans, and even some ridiculous energy drinks....

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connect PSP to computer?

I got a quick question. Is there a way to connect a PSP to a computer to share the internet connection? Like establish an adhoc connection or something or do i need a wireless router. Also is there a way to put games onto a psp without using a custom firmware.

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Computer fan to mains?

Our offices were shipping up to move to a bigger branch. and there was loads of gear left over, i was most interested in a computer fan, and thought if there was a way i could get this to run off the mains?? I am unsure of the make model etc.. but any ideas would be helpful, i don't know why i am doing this i just try daft little things sometimes. I've been looking for a site like this for ages!! lol. It's UK mains incase that helps? would an old phone charger work? Any suggestions?

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K'Nex Computer & Calculators!

Check it out: some students Olin College have been building calculating devices entirely out of K'Nex! These are totally fantastic old-school devices, ball-powered. My inner geek is having fits of joy.Check out some pictures of their stuff here.Unfortunately they don't have complete instructions up! They should definitely post the whole thing on Instructables- I sent Matt a message earlier today. If you want to see his project on the site, drop Matt an email and tell him he should post the directions on Instructables! His contact info is here.

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Oldest Computer Music Surfaces

The oldest known computer music has recently surfaced on the magical entitiy sometimes referred to by village elders as " the internet." Prepare yourself for an ancient digitally generated version of "Baa Baa Black Sheep" and a short sampling of "In the Mood." (image courtesy, UT News and Information Archive, the Center for American History)

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Ad-Hoc Computer Workstation

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Designing a Contemporary Computer Desk

Hello everyone in this wonderful community! I want to share something to see what you think about it! When I finished high school in February last year, my family gave me some money as a present. I put all that money into my new computer. However, I had no other place to put my computer than my work desk. I need this desk for many other things, such as airplane modeling, drawing, designing, soldering, and such. Therefore I have to get a separate desk for my computer. I always enjoy making stuff myself, so I thought that I could design my own desk. So, this is what I came up with. The desk I have designed has a contemporary, extravagant look, and is NOT designed to save space! It will be made of MDF and have a dark glass top. No drawers or shelves needed, except for the keyboard and the mouse. It will be wall-mounted. The MDF will be painted black. I have made the design in AutoCAD 2007 in 3D to see what it will look like, these are the renders I made, of the complete desk, of the structure, and of the pieces needed.  --------------- I am not sure of the thickness of MDF and glass that I should use, or if the structure is too heavy or too weak. (I have a desktop computer, not a laptop) Please help me with this part! --------------- If I ever build this, I will make an Instructable of it! Please take your time and say what you think of the design! I will greatly appreciate it!

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question on building a computer desk?

Hey, i'm gonna be building a simple desk for my computer. and i was just wondering if anyone knows what kind of legs i should use for it? also how should i attach the legs to it? bracket, nails, ect. its just gonna be 3/4"x 27"x50" piece of plywood. then i'm gonna make a monitor stand, and a keyboard tray. thanks

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Is there an effective way to use a mini fridge as a computer tower? Answered

I have been thinking of taking a mini fridge and putting computer components in the small freezer area, I realize that I would need an enclosure for the mobo and components so they dont get wet and short out, but I have no idea how to start this project, or if it would even work. Any suggestions or ideas?

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Pc graphics card help

Hey all.i got sort of a problen with my compute i bought a new computer,the problem is that good quality games dont work on it,here's my pc specs *my have a intel core 2 duo processos *2gb ram *500gb hard drive *a gma3100 graphics card *windows xp professional service pack 2. So what do youll think the problem is?graphics card maybe.anyway i install the game,then i open it up,it shows the start menu,i click on the play game,then the hour glass comes next to the pointer and then it just stop and close down but the computer is still on.help me please

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Whats the song for that dell commercial? Answered

I feel stupid asking this, but you know that dell commercial that has the people walking out of the building holding their computers??? Theres a song playing and im not quite sure who the artist is... its been bugging the crap out of me, so can anybody help???

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How do u use audicity? Answered

I can chipmunk any song but its not working for me

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Ok so i was going on meta cafe to look at the laser pointer video, and then something popped up saying meta cafe was an adult site and it was going to block it. But there was a choice and i said no but does anyone know why that happend?

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How do u upload and make a video on youtube and decorate your profile????

I have a youtube account but when i try to decorate it doesnt work and how do u make and uploade a video also....... HELP!!!!!!! ME!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Make your own computer game? Answered

Does anyone know any good websites to make games like age of war as i would like to make my own. Bare in mind the computer game would be 2D and similar to Age of war 1/2. Thank you

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Petit computer Turn-based game

This is my game I made for petit computer.  It was something I wanted to make for a while.  You will need DSIware; "petit computer" to download this game.  The black background QRs are for Version 0.5.7.  In version 0.5.7, I made a Japanese translation. See on wikia: http://petitcomputer.wikia.com/wiki/Generic_Turn-Based_Game

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Computer *LAG-O-RAMA* Fest

'Sup. So I have a cheap crappy computer, (even i realize it) and on most games it should work smooth; but it lags. VERY often. But it lags on every game similarly: It would work smooth for about 10 seconds, and then it would be like playing a playstation game on a windows 98. Over and over again. It lags on most the games i have: Battlefield 3, just cause 2, saints row 3, mafia 2, even on gta san andreas. This is very annoying and my parents are alittle stingy on money. H3LP M3 PL34ZE??

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Computer monitor as screen for xbox original??

Hi, i have an xbox original and i want to use my computer monitor as a screen for it. i still want to be able to use my xbox cable to plug it into my tv afterwards. any ideas? thnx?

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Chimp beats students at computer game

Young chimpanzee can recall number placement better than people can.http://www.nature.com/news/2007/071203/full/news.2007.317.htmlA particularly cunning seven-year-old chimp named Ayumu has bested university students at a game of memory. He and two other young chimps recalled the placement of numbers flashed onto a computer screen faster and more accurately than humans."It's a very simple fact: chimpanzees are better than us -- at this task," says Tetsuro Matsuzawa, a primatologist at Kyoto University in Japan who led the study.The work doesn't mean that chimps are 'smarter' than humans, but rather they seem to be better at memorizing a snapshot view of their surroundings -- whether that be numbers on a screen or ripe figs dangling from a tree. Humans may have lost this capacity in exchange for gaining the brainpower to understand language and complex symbols, says Matsuzawa.

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Connecting a computer keyboard to a guitar amp? Answered

I was wondering if anyone ever did this, and if it is possible and also if does work what kind of sound would come out?

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how does i12 yeard old computer lover make some money?

Well i love computers , started using and getting a hold for them when i was about 9 or 10 and know I'm really good with then i can build computers program computers, make games for computers, and get around them very nicely, so i would like to start my own company or just help people out with them, how could i get started and ware?

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Hi guys, i have been playing ace of spades a computer download game. i wasmodding my sniper rifle when i came across this pic. i was wondering if anyone could make this scope in gimp and please make sure the background is transparent for shooting. thanks. heres the pic.

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Windows help. (Comp)

My computer is slowing down by the minuete. we shut it off after a storm completely unplugged when we started it back up it was slower than usual. but we didnt think of it.time passed and sooner it slowed down hosting on warcraft. my moms games wont open on internet explorer and usually when she does get them...they freeze right before the end. then it takes 5 mins to shut it down. help? edit: thanks people, its goin 500% faster now i got windows defender avast!,spy shredder and somthing called storage protecter appeared now to restart my computer and install all the updates. i also got rid of alot of the crap i had in my programs.

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ROBLOX

Play roblox its better than minecraft.Reason why is because minecraft has to many trolls.in rob lox theres groups,lots of games to and FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hyper cam for mac?

Well so i like making linerider videos and putting them on youtube. So is their a program for mac that i can take videos like a hyper cam?

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Hey all you tech gurus - I want to modify a full-size keyboard into a compact one, i.e. chopping off the number pad area so that it will fit into a small case. Alternatively, I have a couple of old laptop keyboards - is there a way to wire one to fit into a standard keyboard connection (not USB)? Appreciate your thoughts.

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My GPU crashes while playing PC games. Any ideas on how to fix?

Whenever I play 3d PC games (mostly Source engine games), my graphics card crashes if there's to much action onscreen. By this I mean that when it crashes, the game freezes for a second, then the whole screen flashes black, and the screen returns to normal, albeit with the fact that the game is "Not Responding", with a little message at the bottom right corner saying that my graphics card crashed, and that it recovered. It might be attributed to the fact that said computer is a laptop, with a mobile graphics card, but any ideas on how to fix, or at least prevent it from happening more often? Here are some detailed specs of my PC. CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz RAM: 3.8 GB Video Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family

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how can I connect analog stereo outputs to my PC to rip music from my old cassettes?

I have an older compact stereo, and an extensive music collection, I listen to most of my music on my PC. I would like to "rip" my cassettes, rather than replacing them all with CD's

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Hey all, Does anyone know how to play audio from one computer through another computer's sound card?

The catch is that the audio software is on the first computer, and is not compatible with the second, but the second has the good sound card that isn't installable in the first (also, the line in and mic ports are already full!)

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how can i make a computer program that moves and clicks the mouse for me?

I was just wondering if it is possible to make a program that moves and clicks your mouse for you and if it is, how to make it.

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This has been bugging me for a long time... Help?

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programing in comupters

I am working on a rc helecopter but need help making a computer program for the sensors

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my psp?

My usb on my psp is not working what do i do

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What should I do with old PC parts? Answered

I'm wondering, after taking apart another old PC, what should I do with the parts? I've found something to do with the CPU and am now clueless about anything else...

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Will it work if I use a guitar in the microphone input

Sorry, can't really think straight today I'm just wondering if I got an adapter for a standard guitar cable to fit the microphone input in my sound card, would it would it work as a microphone and record off my humbuckers?

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Should i just use the audacity software to record as is or do i need preamps and other stuff? Answered

( I recently bought an iphono vinyl record player/turntable system which has a usb output for pc recording which is why I am asking this question) Also, how do you separate it into music tracks?

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Any suggested uses for a screwed mouse circuit board? ~Edit: make that 2 (one digital, one ball)~

I have a circuit board from a mouse that has gone to a better place. Any suggestions for what I can do with the bloody thing? At the moment it is just taking up space in my drawer and any help would be... well... helpful.

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