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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?

Thanks!

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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.

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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.
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A:My laptop touchpad is not working properly

Are you referring to the the right side scroll bars on laptop touch pads that allow you to scroll up and down pages?

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A:External hdd not reading properly

What is the actual size of the drive you're trying to access?
If it's over 2.2 Tb the BIOS will not be able to access it!
see my post over -here-
 

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A:My keys are not working properly

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

If all was tried you should consider replacing the router only as option though.
 

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A:Laptop touchpad is not working properly

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=3979336&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

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.

http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/1608...ixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&adtype=pla&crdt=0

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?

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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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A:Programs to check bad mem sticks?

Because XP is a 32-bit operating system it can only recognize and utilize 3.25 gigs of RAM. It takes a 64-bit operating system lo to recognize and utilize a full 4 gigs of memory or more.
 

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A:Want computer upgrade, don't want to lose programs

When booting for the first time your old HDD on a new system, try booting in Safe Mode first. Most of the time this will work, then boot in normal mode.
 

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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.

Somewhere in there you should find adjustments for the sensitivity.

If this does not work please state your operating system for further help and try it with a USB mouse.
 

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A:Video card temp programs

gpu-z

Try gpu-z. Lightweight utility with all the information you need on your gpu.
 

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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:New M4A89GDT-Pro motherboard, not working properly!

Could you head to device manager, and let us know if you have anything with a yellow question mark next to it.

It sounds like the USB isn't correctly configured for one reason or another.
 

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My pc has four usb ports on it, two on the back and two on the front. I plugged my memory stick in one of the front ports last night and the little red light on the stick on the stick came on but the computer wouldn't read anything on the stick. When I plugged it into a rear socket it read everything. What I find odd is that if I plug my stick into an extention usb and plug that into a front socket the computer will read the stick. Not only that but if I plug my printer, modem, stick, or anything else that needs to be plugged into a usb socket into my usb extention it all works when I plug the extention into a front port.


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A:Programs won't open on XP if computer not used for hours

turn off hibernate.
 

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EDIT: SOLVED
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A:Programs do not use much RAM?

You cna download a program called "Cleanmem" that will go throught he programs in the taskmanager and work out what programs are not currently being used and reduce the memory usage that they are using and INCREASE the memeory for programs that are running but to be honest if you are not seeing a lag in your program it should be fine.

If you have 2400Mb of memory availabel and its only using 800Mb then the program only requires that memory to run properly. As long as you have free memeory then if the program requires more emmeory if will use it.

Cleanmem is a free program.
 

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A:Black add or remove programs

Have you installed all the current Windows updates, including any graphics or other hardware updates?
 

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A:Realtek AC'97 audio - drivers installed properly & services running but no audio

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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In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
3) If there were no Problem Devices (step 1 above) then also check on your Windows Audio service if Status=Started and StartupType=Automatic

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A:After installing video card Windows 7 doesn't boot properly

after you uninstall all graphics drivers, boot up normally and install the latest driver set and the latest software suite from AMD/ATI (or try a slightly older set like 10.5 or 10.6). this will install additional components with the graphics drivers but may help fix the problem. once the installation is complete, restart the computer and try to boot normally. if you are still experiencing the problems, contact your graphics card manufacturer's tech support and submit a help ticket.
 

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A:Is there programs that copies your whole hard drive

You could obviously have your personal files on the PC, but you'd never be able to (without much headache!) run the OS on your pc thats been installed on your laptop.

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A:3d games/programs crashes at full screen in a powerful laptop

make sure all vents and fan intakes are not blocked, download and run HWMonitor and run a game and tell use all the min and max temps
 

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Bump. I want this to get fixed veryyyy badly.
 

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A:PC booting properly but no video

What do you see in the Device Manager... any red, gray, or yellow flags?

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the primary #1 must always be attached. sometimes the slots are numbered or have A & B marked near them.
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open any window (even a folder display) and drag it from the #1 to the number # monitor.
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DVD RW drives have 4 lasers:
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The problem is that besides the screen does not display anything...it turns itself back off within 30 seconds...

I have also tried testing the battery pack/adapter...both seems to be working...

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since I am rather new at IT i would like to know what else could be causing my laptop from turning on properly

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A:Laptop won't startup properly

Power Issues
Run the unit without the battery and connect it to AC power source. If it still doesn't turn on then you have a faulty power connector or power module on the MOBO (motherboard)

Screen Problems
Look at your [Fn] (function buttons) one of them has a picture of your monitor. [ ] You press the [Fn] and the picture above the Function Num keys. Most are [Fn] [F5] you would press them at the same time then press the [F5] 1, 2, 3 while holding down on [Fn]. If this still doesn't do anything. Then connect VGA monitor or HDTV with VGA (PC connection) to your laptop to see if you can still view anything. If not then, the LCD panel needs to be replaced.
 

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A:Talking playing through headset, no programs running

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A:Laptop will not reboot properly

Oh I've seen that before
Sometimes a Bios Reset (set Bios Defaults) can help

I'd suggest you Chat with Gateway here:
 

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A:Another Ram not working properly issue?

Hi, I have has this problem before and 9 times out of 10 it is a RAM problem. First make sure that you have firmly pushed them in the slots because sometimes they dont go all the way into the slot.
There is a way to check if it is just one of the stick that are broken thought. If you take all your RAM out of the computer and put One of the new sticks in and see if it works, if not take that one out and put the other in and see if that works. If not then both are faulty so I would email ebay and ask them to be replaced.
 

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A:New RAM not working properly

Some MoBos are fussy about memory speeds. For a few MoBos, if the modules are of different speeds, it won't read them or only the slower one. Other MoBos can handle ram mods of different speeds. Also, and yes this is strange, there is the rare MoBo in which the slots do not address the same size of memory. I had one computer that one slot could hold 1GB max and the other 512MB. Yes, weird but true. I only encountered that once though.

Check the speeds of the ram modules. If they are different check the hardware manual to see if the MoBo needs them to the same.

-- Andy
 

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Any suggestions?

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A:Some Programs Won't Open

Can you boot to Safe Mode?
If so, install and run MalwareBytes or other antispyware, and antivirus software in Safe Mode. Many will not run, but some will do a good job.
 

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Welcome to Techspot.
The multimedia keys require special drivers for them to function.
You haven't stated that you installed them.
If you post all your keyboard specs (normally found on a sticker on the bottom), I'll try to help you find the appropriate drivers. If you post the computer specs (operating system, etc.), it would help also since drivers vary between operating systems.
 

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Update XP to Service Pack 3, and include all the other missing Critical and Optional MS updates while you are at it
 

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A:Vista hibernate not working properly

Don't know if it will help for your particular case but here's a useful link to help check for power related issues under vista.

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A:DVD-R/CD-RW drive is not being recognized in my recording programs

reload driver..

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For most programs that are complicated like Office you can't. When things get installed a bunch of registry entries are made making simple copying of programs over impossible. You should be allowed to re-install Office to the new computer though (legally even) if you promise to remove it from your old one. If you have the student version, you can legally have that on up to 3 computers at once I believe.

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"I didn't reinstall windows and everything else when i changed mobos"...

You have got to be kidding! Back up your important data, format and reinstall your operating system fresh. Install the motherboard drivers, and then update Windows completely and then install all other drivers including the new video card...

YOU CANNOT CHANGE ALL THAT HARDWARE WITHOUT INSTALLING WINDOWS FRESH!!!
 

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saif
 

A:What does closing the screen actually do?

Hibernation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernate_(OS_feature)
Lots of excellent info there

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A:Re: Copying programs to new computer

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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:Laptop wont load properly

Start back up in Safe Mode
Log on to the Administrator account
Click on Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc

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Hi

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A:Can't Open Programs

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A:Custom PC will not properly start

here is just a stupid question ...but is he installing all this new "stuff" in that old computer case? or did he buy all this "stuff" designed for an ATX case and in fact is not in possession of an ATX case at all but some other form factor? PSU's always fit properly when installed with the recommended case size.
 

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A:EMachines computer won't boot after installing programs

The hard drive may be bad... If you know how to check it or replace it, good. If you don't have this knowledge, you will have to take it to a repair shop
 

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Open up the case and try playing the game. if the system freezes, try replacing or upgrading the power supply
 

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Pc spec is:
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Intel 2.66ghz dual core processor
2 x 1gb 667mhz ram.
500 watt win power powersupply
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Try using one of your Sony drives.
 

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A:CPU fan not spinning properly

Thanks for the suggestion, but I have double-checked the connection, and it's fine.
 

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A:Contents of Some Software Programs (Text/Graphics) Don't Fit in Window

Could it be that your display resolutions are wrong?

i doubt it has anything to do with your epson software, since it happens with others..

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have you also tried getting the latest software updates available for your graphics card and others you have problem with?
 

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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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A:PC won't boot up properly

Bad hard drive
 

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A:Which processor will run programs better on my pc.

I believe you will notice a difference.

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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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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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Im a graphic artist, and I recently assembled a pc

specs:

MSI P6N SLI V2
intel c2d 2.33 conroe( i think)
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INNO 3D 76OO GT 512 DDR2
80 GIG SATA( OS)
80 GIG IDE( PROGRAMS / TEMPS)
DUKE CASING.

i know i need to add one more memory to make use of dual channel on the motherboard or i can remove the 1 gig.

Programs I usually use.... photoshop, bryce 3d, and planning to use 3d max and sketchup.

i still have a 160 gig ide that i have not yet connected yet that I will use for the scracth disk and files that i will save.

Question is.. is this set enough for me...

should I change the memories to ocz 2 gig kits?
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should I change the motherboard.


any comment will be appreciated..

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A:Is my set up Good for my programs

Use 2gigs of RAM (or 2 1 gig sticks and 2 512s for 3gigs in dual channel) if you are using Vista or XP 32bit. Use 4gigs if you are using the 64bit versions of those OSes.

You should be fine with that hardware.
 

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Any suggestions?
 

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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In anything you do, use a lot of patience. Older components become brittle and crack easily, requiring replacement.

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.

This forum is for introductions only as stated above:




Do NOT post your Computer Questions/Problems in this ForumClick to expand...

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