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Signman

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  1. What kind of problems can I expect if I swap a hard drive from a Dell Dimension 2400 with XP Home into a Dell Dimension 8200 that has no hard drive. I was given the 8200 from work minus the hard drive.
  2. I've done some searching since I replied to this and have found out that file may be a protected file in Vista. Vista uses what is called WRP (Windows Resource Protection) which may not let you delete the file. There are ways around this but you might wait around for someone that is more familiar with Vists and how to do this sort of thing. I wouldn't want to steer you in the wrong direction since I don't use Vista....yet. Sorry...
  3. Safe mode in Vista should be the same as XP.........as computer is beginning to boot up, start tapping the F8 key....at the screen select Safe mode....should get you there. Make sure folder view is set to show hidden files before you search.....
  4. You can reboot to safe mode, search the computer for all instances of "mcupdate.exe" then delete them. Reboot and it should be gone.
  5. You may get some replies if you post this in the "Apple/Mac" forum here. Not many of us on this end fool with the Mac. PM a moderator and ask them to move this question into the Mac forum.
  6. bfvmg...are you saying to change the view to Classic XP before I start trying to do anything. (so I can find everything) Ok then to change it back once everything is setup and working?
  7. (On XP) Right click My Computer -> Properties. Click on the tab that is labeled Advanced. Click on Environment Variables. Scroll down in the window 'System Variables' until you see 'Path'. The path needs to be like the one below... %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem
  8. Well, I'll add my simple question too....are you including a space after ipconfig?.......like this ipconfig /release Try it again with a space included after the word ipconfig.
  9. Thanks for the reply spacemonkey.....they haven't received the laptop yet nor have they bought a router. I thought that Vista would be about the same as XP ....just thought I would throw it out there and see what kind of response I would get. A lot of lookers....but no replies. Guess I am in the same boat as everyone else.
  10. The cmos battery in that laptop is called a RTC battery. They run about 15 to 20 bucks. You can probably install it yourself with the help of the service manual here. Look under Removal and Replacement Procedures...5.10 "Real Time" clock. If you are not mechanically inclined...I would suggest you get a competent computer repair shop to replace it for you since it involves opening up the laptop. That service may run as much as 75.00. I have noticed you started another thread here that seems to be the same thing. Please try to keep all your related questions in the first thread so we can follow what's being done to help you. I believe once you replace the cmos battery, you will be ok.
  11. I have been ask to setup the wireless internet on a new Dell laptop with Vista. I don't know squat about Vista. Could someone give me some pointers? Where stuff is located...etc? I have also been told that there are problems with Vista connecting to certain routers. What routers would be safe to use? I have a feeling you will here from me again..
  12. Sounds like the motherboard battery is dead. When you boot the computer back up after it shuts off...is the time and date not correct. That would be a dead giveaway. The old Compaq I had did that...had to replace the cmos battery.
  13. You could try this... while in device manager, highlight the ethernet controler and delete it. Exit out and reboot the computer. The computer will reload the controler with it's proper driver.
  14. Is this on a laptop or desktop computer? Believe it or not, Word requires a "printer" of some type to be installed. Some other suggestions here. I just noticed you have a thread here pertaining to a printer starting up. From the replies, if you have disabled the printer at startup, maybe that is why you are having trouble with Word starting up................like I said.....it needs a printer to function properly.
  15. Anybody know if there has been a fix discovered for this XP problem without removing the pictures from the "My Pictures" folder. I never had this problem until yesterday after a disk defragment. Now, when I go to change my wallpaper, all my pictures in the "MY Pictures" folder are listed as a selection as well as the default wallpapers. I have looked around for a solution but I don't want to remove all my pictures from that folder. I know I can move them to another folder and create a shortcut to that folder as a workaround.....just thought someone might have discovered a cure for the problem.
  16. If you have another empty slot inside the case, try moving the video card to another slot. It may be trying to use a IRQ that is already in use. Look in device manager (right click my computer, properties, hardware, device manager button) and see if there is a yellow exclaimation mark beside the card. Also F2 or F12 might get you into bios. It could also be bad drivers. Might not hurt to update the video drivers.
  17. Sounds to me like you may have a nasty on there. My boss had the same problem a while back and nothing we could do would fix his.....well, nothing but a format and reinstall. In the meantime, you might try this......line 195 on the right hand side of the screen.
  18. I found these at HP's site. I also looked at driverguide.com and they also have them. I searched using Compaq PCI 10/100 48115.
  19. Could be a number of things......I would start here. It's an automated "fix" from Castlecops. That might get you going.
  20. Open the run box and type "services.msc" without the quotes and press enter.
  21. According to this article, you need a newer ATX type power supply along with APM enabled in the bios for it to work.
  22. The guys are trying to help you here. Have you tryed everything they suggested? Instead of starting another thread, just post into the one you started yesterday. That way everyone involved can see the progress all in one thread.
  23. Lights coming from the brush behind the pond as I type this...................sounds like someone walking through...........going back to view....
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