My PC's splash screen shows the shop name from where I bought my PC. How can i Remove this? I attached screen shot to make it easy to understand my question. Please Help…

Posted by Shezi007 8 months 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…

Posted by Shezi007 7 months ago

ive been without technology for 5 days!

Ive been camping so ive been without technology for 5 days and now ive been on the computer for like 2hours now because ive missed a ton question: how long do you think you could live without technology?

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago

Which one is better dual core or intel

I am confused if there is any difference between intel and dual core

Posted by stephenward 3 years ago

What to do with a box of motherboards?

I just went to a garage sale that I saw on craigslist. The guy advertised a good amount of computer stuff. Upon getting there I found a treasure trove of 3-8 year old computer parts. Long story short i bought a box of 20 motherboards for five bucks. Sadly only six of them have processors though. Now comes the problem, what the hell should i do with 20 motherboards? I'm actually gonna go back there too because he's got empty towers at $5 a piece, as well as NICs, video cards, power supplies, and the like. So again, any ideas on what I should do?

Posted by RugbySteve 10 years ago



Posted by johnluci 7 years ago

What's Inside a Compter?

Hi...  This forum topic is dedicated to things inside a computer. If you have any information or questions regarding computers. Over here is a power point as a starter to the parts inside. Cheerio! super_me

Posted by NebulaIX 1 year ago

Looking for pictures of Star Trek computers

 I am looking for pictures of computers from the original Star Trek series. So far I haven't had much luck at finding any except for pictures of M5. I've hunted  using Google images  using every key word I can think of if you could help me out to be much appreciated.

Posted by Lord_Drogoth 8 years ago

use a landline telephone, speakers, a mic, and a computer to go online with dial-up

Would it be possible to use a landline telephone, a computer with speakers and a microphone, and a software program to connect to the internet with dial-up? there are multiple free dial-up numbers available, so if I called with the phone, and used the computer to emulate an analog modem and listen to the response with the microphone, would I be able to get online? if so, does anything like this already exist?

Posted by tyeverett4949 2 years ago

not a joke

What i do if i got my hands on a ibm thinkpad a really old one 

Posted by mr.militarymaster 6 years ago

My sweet computer

Ok, so i basically just set up my first pc. I actually built it from a dell dimension 4700. It now has a new motherboard which is much better. Heres the specs: Operating System: MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3 CPU: Intel Pentium 4 530 Prescott 90nm Technology Ram: 2.5GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15) Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5KPL-AM EPU (Socket 775) 25 °C Graphics: DELL E173FP @ 1024x768 Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family Hard Drvie: 78GB Seagate ST380013AS (SATA) 28 °C Optical Driver: CD_ROM Drive Audio: VIA High Definition Audio Power Supply: The crappy 400W dell one from the dimension 4700. I really need to upgrade the power supply, cooling, hard drive, and maybe ram. Cooling especially, because i can overclock and i really want to. If i do a 5% OC, i stay at about 60 °C when playing games or stress testing. A bit more is pretty normal. Thats kinda hot though... So, thats why i want to upgrade the cooling. And it would help to upgrade the power supply a ton. And im going to need to with all the stuff i want to add. Anyway, heres some pics:

Posted by sci4me 7 years ago

See this - ancient IBM video (although it's probably film...)

This is so... It's back then, it's like teaching cave-men how to arrive at 42... What did typing-pools make of this? Punch-cards, magnetic- ah such good old stuff Retro', very retro', and in parts quite profound. And it's ... Cholmondley-Warner?

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago

Macbook Pro and Following Heartbreak

I have a problem and the people on Instructables are so smart I am hoping someone can advise me.   A year ago I used my Macbook Pro in my kitchen and happened to leave it on the kitchen table over night. I never did this before.  We had a huge storm that night and my roof leaked.  I had it repaired following Hurricane Ike and it had been fine but then something happened (I got it fixed - kind of like locking the gate after the cows get out)  and that one night was the only time I ever left my computer there or had a roof leak that was pretty bad and covered my entire table with water. When I saw my table and computer I thought I would fall out!  I picked up the computer and water ran out of it!  I didn't know then to take the battery out and let it dry out completely and I don't know if it would have worked anyway.  I whined for a day or two and then bought a new Macbook Pro.  Now I can get it to power up and it seems like it is working but there is no display. First I wonder is there a way to get that computer to work again.....Second - Is there a way to recover my videos and pictures even if that computer never works again so I can have the pictures of my best friend who recently passed away and have the pictures and videos of the wildlife I love to photograph? I am a principal so I take a lot of pictures and videos at school and make videos for students and staff.  Previously I was the assistant principal and my best friend was my principal and I have a lot of video and pictures of all the fun stuff we used to do just on off time or at school.  My best friend and principal ended up with a brain tumor and passed away a few months ago. She was young and vibrant and larger than life. The staff I inherited from her would love to see some of our videos and pictures from the days when she was healthy and our principal.  It really bothers me that I can't get my videos and pictures for both reasons, the loss of the videos that would remind me and my staff of fun times with my friend at school and because of the animal videos I feel I have lost that I would love to be able to see and use again.I spend my free time making videos and doing animal photography. I have 10 game cameras set up on my property in East Texas and I love to watch the animals.  All of my previous pictures, video, on that hard drive. I removed it and I can save to it but I can not open up the picture and videos on it. The new Macbook has updated software and I have not been able to open up iPhoto, IMovie, or IDVD and get my my pictures and videos from it.    I really wish I could get those images and videos back.   I now have that hard drive in a hard case to be used as an external hard drive.   If you read all of this, Thank you! If you have any helpful ideas I would love to hear them.  If you have any interest in the type of videos I make feel free to visit my Youtube channel at  Foxy was my first great dane and I was crazy in love with that dog hence the username!   Thank you! Amy

Posted by FoxysMyGirl 3 years ago

Dual Hard Drive Enclosure

Hey i'm work'n on use'n and old computer as a harddrive enclosure. So it house 4 or more hard drives i seen where you can buy one but you know how the site works it is better if we make them. I have like 20 160gig harddrives needed some thing to do with them. Any help would be great.

Posted by nabzaf 9 years ago

Bruce Schneier Interview

The NYTimes has a great interview with net security expert Bruce Schneier.It's a long list of reader questions and Bruce's answers, complete with tons of links to longer articles and references. A good read if you're into this sort of thing.

Posted by canida 10 years ago

looking around for tutorials

I am suggesting tutorials on the following. All passive components and prefereably vacuum tubes can be used to build the following circuits.   Analog computers that are programmable and hopefully intellegent. with these you should process many signals at the same time. and instead of displaying results on an oscillscope, make a monitor and a gui.   I have a theory for a power supply. I think it works im not technically able to build the entire circuit yet. It's all passive. its a passive AM radio that sends a 60 hz sine wave. then on the other end you have many many antennas attatched to a passive receiver circuit. because each antenna will induce an electric field from the air, you should be able to get lots more power out of the circuit than you put in. and because its antennas, its compact and light weight.   And if you can figure it out, you can build plasma rockets too. I need some more information on how plasmas travel through an electric field.   but you know if you want to, you can build cars, boats planes, houses, cookware, sensors, surveilance, recording studios, 3d printers etcetera in passive electronics and post tutorials on it.   I am getting somewhat close to growing carbon based electronic components on a tree. I have some(a few) molecules in mind and I am starting to research and make progress on sequencing DNA.   If you want this information it is simply yours. but I need analog flight simulators, spaceflight simulators, weather simulators that use chemistry and math to predict the weather, ocean simulators that simulate all of the bathymetry of the ocean to predict surf and erosion.   aircraft designers. I have a motor that i am designing like the following. It only uses permanent magnets at the moment and it works similar to an alternator. If you can figure it out, you can build it too.   I have an alternate way to make bearings by using cylindrical magnets(the kind with the hole in the middle) and one is attracting and one is repelling. this should be able to make it so that the magnets levitate and spin freely.   Again if you want this information it is yours. YOu can also make analog computers compatable with software that exists today like linux. it is possible. it just takes some time and some thought.   ANyhow anything you want make it wireless make it programmable and make it and post tutorials on it.   I want EVERYTHING to be wireless from the computers to the recording studios to the rockets.   ANyhow thanks and have fun and stuff and it might be fun and it would help everyone and would help your compnay to produce these tutorial but you know wireless guitars, wireless amps, wireless record players wireless cnc machines, wireless laser cutters wireless induction cooktops etcetera. you can even make a record player that instead of using that metal thing to vibrate, you can use like sonar. You know this is just some cool stuff to consider developing. The radio based power supply will work, it just needs some fine tuning and same with the motor, but yeah have fun and be easy with this stuff itll take a while. but you know if you build rockets, spin the rockets to create a strong electric field, but you know i could use tutorials on how plasmas move and accellerate through an electric field etcetera. and for god sake, build EVERYTHING!  

Posted by tyandisi 2 years ago

Cannot install files over 100~ MB???

So a couple of months ago i downloaded saints row 3 *crack* from blackbox, i install but at 25% of installation it says "Decompression failed. Error -7". I thought is was a problem with the installer. Then i downloaded Grand Theft Auto IV (wonderful game i mite say), and it comes up with non stop "CRC Error. Needs orijinal CD" or something.  ---this is where i got suspicious. Then Battlefield 3. That is the moment i started to hate computers. Dying light, that was my limit. İ am dying to play a game with good graphics. Help me please!!! Comp. specs: Processor Information:     Vendor:  GenuineIntel     CPU Family:  0xf     CPU Model:  0x6     CPU Stepping:  0x2     CPU Type:  0x0     Speed:  3024 Mhz     2 logical processors     2 physical processors     HyperThreading:  Unsupported     FCMOV:  Supported     SSE2:  Supported     SSE3:  Supported     SSSE3:  Unsupported     SSE4a:  Unsupported     SSE41:  Unsupported     SSE42:  Unsupported     Network Information:     Network Speed:      Operating System Version:     Windows 7 (32 bit)     NTFS:  Supported     Crypto Provider Codes:  Supported 311 0x0 0x0 0x0     Video Card:     Driver:  ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series      DirectX Driver Name:  aticfx32.dll     Driver Version:  8.771.0.0     DirectX Driver Version:     Driver Date: 25 Aug 2010     OpenGL Version: 3.3     Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel     Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz     DirectX Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series      VendorID:  0x1002     DeviceID:  0x9498     Number of Monitors:  1     Number of Logical Video Cards:  1     No SLI or Crossfire Detected     Primary Display Resolution:  1600 x 900     Desktop Resolution: 1600 x 900     Primary Display Size: 22.20" x 12.52"  (25.47" diag)                                             56.4cm x 31.8cm  (64.7cm diag)     Primary Bus Type Not Detected     Primary VRAM: 1024 MB     Supported MSAA Modes:  2x 4x 8x     Sound card:     Audio device: Hoparl?r (High Definition Audio     Memory:     RAM:  2047 Mb     Miscellaneous:     UI Language:  English     Microphone:  Not set     Media Type:  DVD     Total Hard Disk Space Available:  476929 Mb     Largest Free Hard Disk Block:  81429 Mb     OS Install Date: Tem 21 2014     Game Controller: None detected    İnstalled software:  Non'ya Damn Buisness

Posted by Doc Penguin 3 years ago

Old Computer Parts...

Alright I know this question has been asked a hundred times before, but I've searched and none of them have been close to what I specifically want. I have two old computers with some fans and L.E.D's, and I was just wanting to find something to use these things for. Everything I find is either about restoring the computer or just using the shell of one. I want something like robots lights or something like that. Oh, and sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

Posted by AustinIsom 8 years ago

new vs. old

I found that i use older and slower computers more than i do my desktop modded to be fast, it's the fastest computer in my house! still for some reason i keep using an overheating, amd 366 laptop to play dos games and a pentium 4 laptop with 256mb of ram, instead of my desktop with a celeron D 3.23ghz (overclocked of course, how else?) and 1gb of ram. why? lol.

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago

Grand Opening!

Hello all!, is now up and operational. Please come check us out and let us know what you guys think of it! Thanks.

Posted by boxaproject 8 years ago

Individual volume on computers

I was wondering. Is it possible, with or without hardware so I can browse the internet without volume, for listen to music at the same times on Itunes, and hear it. Basically, is it possible to not here sounds on the internet without turning my whole computer volume off? Google was no help.

Posted by Rock Soldier 8 years ago

Make an Operating System

I am trying to make an OS. I am planning on doing it in C++, as I know a lot of that. Update: I can't really use GRUB, but since it is GNU, I will use it to get an idea. I still need to know how to make the kernel. Anyone know?

Posted by puffyfluff 10 years ago

Transmitting video over Wi-Fi

Hey Instructables community! I'm trying to build a system that will transmit video feed from a camera attached to an RC car to a computer over wifi for a project me and my daughter are working on. I've looked through several solutions, such as wireless KVM, but wanted to know what you guys thought would work best. I'm looking to have to put as little electronics as possible on the RC car, to minimize weight. Thanks!

Posted by DarrenG 7 years ago

Our electronics are poisoning china

Have a look at this. Many of thes US "Electronic Recycling" centers are actually illegaly sending the electronics to china. There they are melted down with no saftey procautions with things like acid. This is a big deal and something needs to be done. Here

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 9 years ago

USB Cold Cathode?

Hi, I have been wondering about creating an ambient glow around the back of my iMac with a usb powered cold cathode light or led strip, could anyone help me with this? i would prefer a prefab solution that doesn't involve much soldering or modification of hardware but that stuff is not necessarily beyond my skill level. (and sorry if this is in the wrong place, its my first post :P )

Posted by awesomesquared 7 years ago


Whats your computer like?

Posted by pestan 9 years ago

Computer program learns physics

From Wired:"In just over a day, a powerful computer program accomplished a feat that took physicists centuries to complete: extrapolating the laws of motion from a pendulum's swings.Developed by Cornell researchers, the program deduced the natural laws without a shred of knowledge about physics or geometry. ...Condensing rules from raw data has long been considered the province of human intuition, not machine intelligence. It could foreshadow an age in which scientists and programs work as equals to decipher datasets too complex for human analysis."LinkThe software has a long way to come, but apparently it's showing a lot of promise.What do you guys think? If computers can do physics better than humans, does that make human physicists obsolete?

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 9 years ago

How to Put Linux on a USB flashdrive

Check out my new instructable on putting linux on a flashdrive to take your computer anywhere with you. Don't know what linux is? Read the instructable to find out. Just. Click on this line

Posted by oicvideos 6 years ago

finding Lcd screens

I am looking for lcd screens that could display information from a computer.  Small, at most 5 inches.  Also, im 13 and dont have an allowance so the cheaper the better!  I have tried really hard trying to find them and when i do its too expensive. HELP ME B(

Posted by macho nacho 8 years ago

Gadget Graveyard

Ever wonder where your recycled electronics go? From Wired:"Pictured here is the "demanufacturing" center of the company's [Sims Recycling Solutions] Roseville, California facility, where workers disassemble everything from printers, cameras and computers to Jumbotrons for their reusable materials. The facility receives roughly 150,000 pounds of used electronics a day."Wired Article.How to recycle old electronics.

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 9 years ago

Is there any free software to tell me the temperature of my laptop?

So my brother sold me his old broken laptop for $7 in quarters! (What a steal right?) So I scrapped the speakers, 2 sticks of RAM, USB ports, a cooling fan, LCD screen, a hard drive, and a diode. So I took the fan and wired it to a USB cable to have a cooling fan under my laptop since it usually runs pretty hot, and now it's nice and cool. Is there a widget or free software to tell me the temperature? Thanks. PS: What else should I do with all these parts? I already installed a RAM chip in my computer.

Posted by Zachintosh 6 years ago

Batch project

I need people that can script/batch to bounce some ides off of. through ideas out and let them get heard, talk about them, ask for help, I will ask some things along the way I'm sure :D!! Batchers Unite!!!!

Posted by spiker 9 years ago

favorite computer

What is your favorite brand of computer

Posted by ctdrum1124 11 years ago

My computer

Check out the lights

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


Plz post here if u only use the computer

Posted by shadowfox009 9 years ago

Interesting things to do with this old computer?

Just wondering if there are any interesting things to do with an old computer like this?Pic of the COMPUTER

Posted by Darkseid 10 years ago

Computer Power Supple to Power 2 Computer Fans

I have a wine fridge with two fans (computer fans)  that cool a massive heat sink, but the temperature gauge is faulty so they constantly power on and power off. I was hoping to remove the existing controller and power the existing computer fans (that are already mounted) with an old Computer Power Supply to have them constantly on. Any ideas?

Posted by AlC23 2 years ago

multi-seat computer

Does any one know how to setup a multi-seat computer?

Posted by clasic_traveller_diehard 9 years ago

Remote control cars over the internet (telepresence)

I came across this site with 2 RC cars that can be controlled freely over the internet.  I want to make one of these setups, but I don’t know exactly how to do the codeing. I got everything external under control. I am going to use the 25 pin printer parallel port. The only problem I have is trying to get a client pc on a webpage to communicate with my computer then to its serial port. So I need some help with the following... 1. A webpage with buttons to control a program on the host. 2. A program on the host to control a parallel port. I want a webpage to have 12 buttons, two sets of 6. One to control car 1 and the other for car 2. Each set will have the following keys. forward, back, forward left, forward right, back left, back right. (Or possibly a set of 6 buttons with a drop down menu to select the car to control.) I can use ubuntu or Windows, doesn’t matter. So if someone could guide me through the webpage makeing, communication to the host, and the host to the parallel port, I would greatly appreciate it. Here is a link that you might find useful. Update: I think the site at the top states that it uses Ubuntu and Apache. Apache/2.2.9 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.6-2ubuntu4.2 with Suhosin-Patch Server at Port 80

Posted by physics_dude 8 years ago

Help With New Project Ideas

Hi there! I am really wanting to make something over the summer or in general over the year however I am having trouble figuring something out something that would be pretty cool and helps with learning about the subject. I already have 2 projects going at the moment, I am learning python and creating a game with it. I need another project that could take be from 2 months to a year. It also needs to be complex, I really like a challenge :). Lastly it needs to be relatively cheap, cost could be up to $200.  Thanks and have a great day :) 

Posted by CHUGCOFFEE 5 years ago

Computer controlled remote control

Anyone here have ideas on creating a computer-automated cable box remote control, so that I could use my computer to schedule when to turn the cable box on/off as well as have the computer make the remote select the appropriate channel?

Posted by etelos 10 years ago

Shooting snickers out of a computer

How do u shoot snickers from a computer

Posted by Pirate___Killer___ 11 years ago

Old Computer Speakers

Is there any way i can hide my old computer speakers? I would like for it to be kind of easy. Any ideas?

Posted by tirth5 8 years ago

Computer Reuse in Minneapolis

Anyone in the Minneapolis area doing cool things with computer reuse or know of anyone who does? Any leads would be appreciate.

Posted by randofo 8 years ago

Knex Computer Case

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

Posted by Sorunome 2 years ago

How to connect multiple computers

I am trying to learn how to connect multiple computers so that they work together as one. How do I do this?

Posted by PlainsPrepper 10 years ago

Post your Computer Setup

I'm surprised nobody's done this yet. Post your desktop/computer/workstation setup. Pics of mine below:

Posted by Firebert010 10 years ago

Computer Parts

I am looking for PC computer parts. Needs to be compatible with Win XP, Or 2 ghz processor.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago

New computer... what now?

Hey, i just got myself a new computer, but i can't figure out how to mod it to make it super awesome. Any suggestions?

Posted by hedgiehog 10 years ago