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Programs not closing properly

Q: Programs not closing properly

I have a couple of downloaded games from AOL/Pogo that don't close when I close them. My system gets really boggy and when I go to task manager I see that the game program is still running and consuming a lot of memory. When I "end task" everything frees up beautifully. Aside from uninstalling the games, any thoughts?

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A:Programs are slow to respond

Slower response indicates the issue of bad memory allocation which is related with multitasking.
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A:The ps/2 port of the motherboard doesn't work properly

No idea!!?
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A:Router won't work properly

Have you tried pressing the reset button on the router? (long press)
I have seen this 'reset button' on several router brands/models like tp-link (tl-wr941n, tl-wr740n old version, tl-wr740n newer version), buffalo draft-N routers, cdrking routers (made in china router brand sold in the Philippines).

if the reset process I described is the same as what you typed in your first post, try to manually change the router ip address.

my wimax modem ip address =
so for the tp-link wr-740 router, I use ip address -

login to your router and change it. if there's any save button, click it. my router prompts me to reboot the router. after a few seconds, the preferred ip address I have chosen is good for use.
(I have hidden my MAC address)
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Try updating the driver for your touchpad and see if that helps.
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Personally, if the warranty covers "everything", I'd go that route so I wouldn't VOID the warranty.
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A:Choose What closing the lid does?

I recommend sleeping the laptop if you are gonna use it after you close it within the next few hours. Otherwise shut it down.
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A:WiFi adapter not working properly

"I stayed at a hotel and connected to their unsecured wifi two nights ago if that means anything. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!" Have you run any anti-virus/malware scans?
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A:Multiple programs are stopping to work, also, I don't appear to have had or ever have a virus.

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A:Internet packed loss. (Could it be a programs fault?)

What Router brand and model are you using?
Are you connected wired or wireless?
Are you connected 100mbps or 1.0 Gbps.
Have you upgraded the firmware on the router lately?
Also have you upgraded the drivers on the PCs network cards?
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Have you tried a different port on the router?

Packet loss in a router means the router started degrading on the ports side.
Device could be overheating or just have duff ports (bad)
In your case you can also.

1. Backup config settings in the Router
2. Do a Factory Reset will wipe all prior settings out
3. Restore Backup config settings in the Router

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A:Laptop touchpad is not working properly

You should find the drivers you need here. Click on next By the windows 7 64 bit box.
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A:HP G61 laptop doesn't boot properly

Is this a new laptop still under warranty or not?
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A:Video card not displaying properly?

nForce is the chipset on AMD mobos. Is this correct? It could just be using the APU instead of the GPU.
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A:Key not working properly

Your best option is to get a replacement keyboard.

Should not be too hard to find and are usually very easy to fit.
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A:How to properly clean a motherboard?

Electrical contact cleaner is the safest, most convenient, and will likely produce the best result. Since it is liquid under pressure it will lift the encrusted dust/dirt without generating static electricity (whereas a brush and/or vacuum will- dry dust particles moving against each other). You may need more than one application, and I'd suggest removing the board from the chassis first (observing safe electrostatic safety measures like grounding yourself first by touching any bare metal portion of the chassis while the power cord is plugged into the wall socket, but the machine powered OFF). You may need to basically drench the board - blast through the CPU heatsink fins while your at it. The stuff evaporates pretty quickly. Remember to use in a well ventilated area.
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Direct X
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A:Windows XP Chipmunk audio all programs and Windows sounds

Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager
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what OS?
what router?
did this ever work on this system?
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A:Second hard drive will not work properly

Assuming the following:

1st boot SSD - C:
2nd drive - WD - D:

When you install a new program, and ask for a location/folder to install select your drive D:

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A:Graphics card fan not working properly

It seems that there is a mechanical problem with the fan. The video card needs to be pulled out, and the fan removed. This is something you can do yourself.

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A:LCD is not working properly

Is the display normal when you plug in an external monitor?
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A:My laptop touchpad is not working properly

Go to Start -> control panel -> Hardware and Sound.

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A:Gateway NV78 not starting properly

"the HDD spins hard for a second"...
Could this actually be the CD/DVD drive you are hearing? Have her pull the battery and disconnect the AC adapter. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds and try booting the laptop once more using the AC adapter or internal battery
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A:USB ports not working properly?

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Hi muazzam

Is best to upgrade to SP3 (if only because MS has dropped support for SP2) but can start, for now, looking at your problem while you continue running with SP2

Let's start with these initial steps
1) List any Problem Devices

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
2) Generate and attach a DirectX report

click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
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Actually I removed my Antivirus software (after a full scan first of course) and firewall (let alone standard other programs) before installing SP3

Note: Also do all the further Windows Security updates after SP3 as well

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A:Dvd's burning properly but while playing freezes

Break out the Fiddle.......

Just because Nero will burn a CD, doesn't necessarily indicate that the drive is in good health. I have no experience with "Power Producer", so I don't know what the need for it would be. On older machines, (3 years or so), Nero 6 (full retail version only) has DVD-Video burning capability. I have found (personal experience only here) that burning DVD-Video onto DVD+R blanks usually generates the highest number of DVDs compatible with most stand-alone players. Granted, Nero 6 is the worst movie EDITING program I have ever seen, so if you're trying to edit footage, we can look for another solution. Lock-ups are sometimes caused by read and write lasers being out of alignment with each other, so could be the drive also. You must consider the possibility that simply because the drive finishes the task, doesn't necessarily indicate that it's done correctly. I don't think reformatting the HDD should be your first thought about how to solve this problem.
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Bad hard drive
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A:Which processor will run programs better on my pc.

I believe you will notice a difference.

But you may also need to look at your Ram (How much Ram is installed ?)

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These minimum requirements are usually below minimum in my view.

You may wish to download System Specs to find out what you have.
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1500mb DDR2 ram
450 watt power supply
P5N-E SLI ASUS motherboard.
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A:All games and programs crash after new mother board and cpu installed.

did you update the bios and appropriate drivers?
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You should try the Shourtcut Creator 4U3. Download from
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Programs I usually use.... photoshop, bryce 3d, and planning to use 3d max and sketchup.

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A:Is my set up Good for my programs

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You should be fine with that hardware.
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A:Computer not starting up properly

The Dell 2400 is quite old by today's standards... and hard drives are failing frequently now. I would suspect the hard drive couldn't tolerate the vibration, jiggling, and impact of the move.
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Then get back to us for more useless advice.
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A:Need help transfer files an programs to another harddrive

Hi j frank l, and Welcome.

To access technical support you will need to go to HERE and post your question again (you could just copy your original message) into the appropriate forum for your problem.

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