Whats your computer like?
Posted by pestan 10 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Has anyone had any experience with Linux We are getting interested but dont know just how to get started. We understand you can run two systems but would like to format a hard drive and try Linux on an older machine. Would appreciate which kernel to down load. We would like to use it for Email, web browsing, word processing, and pictures. Any comments would be appreciated. Ross
Asked by emit 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
My PC's splash screen shows the shop name from where I bought my PC. How can i Remove this? I attached screenshot to make it easy to understand my question. Please Help… https://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/D7UN/JB2S57AM/FTCD7UNJB2S57AM.LARGE.jpg
Posted by Shezi007 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
I was wondering what kind accessories i needed for this computer i bought, i was thinking more ram, indestructible keyboard, an external hard drive later in time, maybe a different graphics card but not for AWHILE, please comment on what else you think i should get.
Posted by Caveman477 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I am thinking about upgrading my amd processor from a dual-core 2.0GHz to a quad core processor and i was wondering if the AM2 socket that i already have will work with a AM2+ that the processor has.P.S. also, if there are any better deals that you know please comment
Posted by Caveman477 10 years ago
A had this idea of hiding a pc behind the toilet and then having an arm that can swing out with a an lcd on it. I took some measurements and I think I would have to make a custom case out of wood so it be 2 inches thick. The image upload wasn't working.Bathroom measurementshttp://gmod-tv.com/Bathroom.jpgComputerhttp://gmod-tv.com/comp1.jpg
Posted by CowGuy 11 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Ok. We were troubleshooting our vonage internet phone service when mom disconnected the phone and then I plugged it back. then, the keyboard and mouse failed and I had to reboot several times (wireless keyboard and mouse) any idea?
Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
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!
Asked by redsuit09 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I unplugged my SATA HD to take to my friends to reformat. When we plugged it in it gave him the blue screen. He told me to take it home and see if it still works on my PC. I plugged the HD and my moniter responded by going into power saver. I checked both sides of my VGA cable so it isn't that. PLEASE HELP!!!!
Posted by sharkbait34 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I have a Dell Dimension 4600C, but it was ruined when my room was flooded (Thanks Joe the Plumber!). I know the power supply is fried (no power comes out, the circuit board looks white and wet), but I'm not sure if the motherboard is bad. Only the bottom 1/2 inch got wet, and it looks fine. Everything else in the computer works, but the computer was plugged in when it died. Is there a way to test the motherboard (without another computer or PSU)? Should I buy a PSU without knowing if the motherboard works? A new motherboard is too expensive, I might as well get a new computer, but the power supply is only $20. Henry
Posted by -henry- 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
The other day I was working on my computer files when this weird thing happend. My screen flashed and my computer crashed. OF coarse i lost all of my files. But then when I logged back on, I had this picture as my background.Either my computer is haunted, or someone hacked it. But either way...how would you take almost like a screenshot while you are working on the computer?And what does this picture mean?PS THOSE OF YOU LOOKING AT THIS AFTER THE DATE OF 4/29/08 AT 3:20 I NO LONGER NEED YOU TO COMMENT ON THIS PROBLEM. YOU MAY FEEL FREE TO USE THIS PAGE AS A CHAT ZONE, OR TO ASK ME QUESTIONS.
Posted by awsome 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Though I do program and will take the certification exam in a few days, I need some technical help. I drew a picture in charcoal and though I don't have it any more, I do have a picture of it on a digital camera. How do I upload the picture to my computer? (My computer is an Apple MacBook)
Posted by LittleAlienGirl 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
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?
Posted by jcaresheets 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I was using my computer and then all of a sudden it turned off! Now won't switch on again. I have hoovered it out and I let it cool down. When I switch it on The cooling fan for the processor jumps but doesn't move, and a red light under the power symbol flashes and there is no signal being sent to the monitor. Also the fan for the psu does not move. Nothing on the mother board looks like it has burned out. I was only running the internet. I am now using an old laptop All comments welcome Oscar
Asked by oscarthompson 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Ok i have a mac computer and every time it loads up in the top left hand corner this appers: sh-2.05a#. Now every time i turn on my computer that is there. You can type stuff in like reboot, shut down and such have you. I have typed this in on google and found a code to check your hard drive and it is fine but i still can't log on. PLEASE HELP!
Posted by Kruegem 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hey Guys have you ever been on your computer and after a while, you get bored, and want to stay on your computer but don't know what to do! Well that's why i'm writing this. this happend to me a couple minutes ago so i came here to ask this: IF YOU HAVE ANY WEB SITES THAT WE CAN VISIT OR KNOW SOMETHING WE CAN DO ON OUR COMPUTERS WHEN WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO POST SOMETHING HERE AND TELL EVERYONE. So if its a game , software, a site etc.etc. tell us RICK,
Posted by rickick 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'm developing a holder for my Droid smart phone, that would allow me to use it like a wrist computer, while protecting the phone at the same time. Would anyone be interested in an instructable? I could make it so that the plans would be adaptable to most any touchscreen smart phone (I can't promise it would work for every phone, but I'll try to make the plans as universally adaptable as I can.)
Posted by DarkOneSS 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
So, in continuing my series of stupid newbie computer questions, I present: Building Your Own Computer!-The Computer-As you've heard, I first had a computer that messed up, then I took it to the computer dudes, and they said it was completely FUBAR, then I asked how I should salvage it. Now, after laying my eyes on the beautiful Linux-running $72 Computer, I said to myself that I should make one...-What I Have-I stripped my computer tonight, and I came up with a CD drive (doesn't burn, just reads), Floppy drive, hard drive, power supply (how the heck do I understand all those wires?), nice looking heatsink with matching fan, and various other parts from the Windows 98 computer. -The Problems--I checked the links provided at the link above, and the prices had either raised, the item is out of stock, or the item had vanished completely...-I would like to buy a minimum of parts because I am in debt with my parents, and being 13, I don't have a job to pay them off.-I would like to run Linux, as it is one of the coolest things I've found recently. -I do know that the link above is thumb-drive booted, and I would like to avoid that, but no biggie if I can't.-I also don't know that much about computers, so I want to keep the computer sweet and simple. -The components that I salvaged might not work with the new components (I.E. Motherboard)-Maybe more.-Pluses--It will be cheap.-Case mods should be easy.-Mistakes dont cost much.-Linux is free.-Linux looks very nice.-It shouldn't need much RAM to run (Am I correct here?), so I can run more complex programs without it costing me.-I have extra parts from the old Win98 computer that died.-Probably more, but this is all I got right now...First postSecond postI am saying this right now- I suck at understanding computers, and if possible, comment to me like you would your 93 year old grandpa.
Posted by John Smith 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I would like to know how to control the speed of a small DC motor via serial or USB. I have general electrical and programming knowledge, but I have no idea how I would do this. I have found http://www.lvr.com/usb.htm..Any help?
Posted by Crash2108 12 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
On the back of a computer wheres the fan
Hello who would use this service if i would post my information on here? If so computers would have to have no info on them (if the computer is dead its better). So post a reply if you would use this service. THANKS ANDY!
Posted by 12amedle 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I want to build a SIMPLE computer controlled relay. Not where u have the relay that is on when the computer is on, the kind where u have a program that has little buttons that u click to activate a relay. Please help me!!!!!
Posted by sci4me 9 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I keep getting freeze-ups on my computer and i don't know why, I'm usually only opening only one application at a time. i have a 2.0 ghz processor ( maybe it cant handle that many processes), 2GB of ram(maybe its not fast enough), or it might be something i downloaded. PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT WHATS WRONG!
Posted by Caveman477 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
My computer about once a day out of nowhere either: Freezes BSOD nothing works except the cursor, even after an hour of waiting This is really tough on me because I need to finish my german course by the 19th or I'm screwed, and my computer is being retarded. Any help??? BTW reinstalling windows is not an option
Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have a pile of used university 486 computers laying around(from Laurence Tech, actually), I want to install DSL n them and work up from there, but I can't see any drives, CD or otherwise, at all which means I can't install anything, there is no my computer icon or anyting that resembles it, ctrl+alt+del doesn't work either.
Asked by The Ideanator 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
The story is my 6 month old computer monitor is playing up and I need advice on what to do. The ploblem arised about a week ago and has persisted til today. When I turn the computer monitor on, instead of the usual flash of the Acer logo it repeats 18 times! This number remains constant and is bloody irritating. Also when the computer is on it periodically flashes no signal (when there clearly is a signal) for about a minute and then refreshes the monitor and repeats. Even whilst I am writing this it is there. What should I do? replace the screen or something else? HELP!?
Asked by Tombini 8 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I've got an emachines computer that isn't wanting to restore properly, some symantec ghost problem, seems common with emachines. All i want to do is get it working again, without paying someone to do it. I preferebly want it to run using XP, its original operating system. Anyone know how to this?
Posted by wingman246 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Hi if you have any computer parts lying around such as a motherboard, CPU, cooling fans ect... I can take it off your hands for you free of charge. If so please send me a reply telling me what you have and is it working or not working and I will be happy to come pick it up thanks.
Posted by theitnerd_withnomoney 6 years ago
I recently came across this sweet keyboard purse by Portguese artist Joao Sabino. It comes in both white and black. I'm not quite sure if it's actually manufactured, but it might be nice to try to make one of my own. Link
Posted by transplendent 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago