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Odd effect when opening / closing programs

Q: Odd effect when opening / closing programs

Hi All First post so apologies if this has been covered before I did have a quick search but nothing came up I am the unnoficial I T guy where I work so people tend to come to me with issues when they opening / closing when Odd programs effect first happen A guy who works from home brought his laptop in today as he was having issues printing We have the same printer here so I hooked Odd effect when opening / closing programs it up as he would do and got rid of his problem a print job stuck in the queue he's not too computer literate He has just called me and says that now he is back at home his Odd effect when opening / closing programs printer works fine but when opening or closing programs it goes in what he describes as 'slow motion' He likened it to the same effect as when you switch on the trail for the mouse pointer I haven't done anything which would affect things to my knowledge as i didn t install any updates drivers software etc Has anyone got any ideas Many Thanks in advance James

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A: Odd effect when opening / closing programs

Welcome Jim
Possibly a clean boot will help dignose.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
Does not sound like a problem caused by anything that you did.
Many times extraneous information helps to confuse rather than help.
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A:Removing "line in" echo from Realtek HD Audio output (if it is not a sound effect)

Two same signals

You're doing the right thing... getting rid of the other input signal.
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A:Lightning strike and effect on components

boagz57 said:

My question is I heard that a lightning strike might not have an immediate effect but sometimes it effects the life of your electronics.Click to expand...

Personally I think that is false, but I have no way to prove it. Sounds too much like someone is hard up to find an event to blame, for components coincidentally kicking the bucket.
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hi kheb20

On your DVD ROM you should see a very very tiny hole ... stick a pin of some sort into it and the ROM should open. By the way, it might not be opening because it's not receiving enough power from your PSU. Have you experienced any other power issues such as the pc shutting down randomly?

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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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-=Go here to download the HP service manual:

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How old is the burner?
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Sounds like a bad connection.

sellomies said:

I have lots of problems with my hard disks...

Also I can't install games from CD/DVD's...

Also corrupt program files...Click to expand...

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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Delicate situation!
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AngelOfLighT said:

can we split ddr2 memory to be use better in some programs>?

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Hi there. I'm not quite sure what you are asking in your first question.

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