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HP 3100 faded

Q: HP 3100 faded

I have a HP Laser Jet 3100 printe. My operating system is Windows ME. The printer is not printing clearly. It is faded and a little splotchy. I have changed the cartridge 2 times and it still does not print bold enought to read easily. Should I give up and buy a new printer, have this one repaired or is their an adjustment I can do? I have ran cleaning sheets and they look fine to me. What do you suggest?

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HiI'm having quite a bit of trouble with spyware/trojans. Basically my homepage is changed to bestsearch, and anytime I try to type in a new web address, I get re-directed to a website called "". I've tried running various spyware programs (CWShredder, AdAware SE, etc) and I can;t get rid of it. My Hijackthis log is:Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 17:35:55, on 08/12/2004Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSRTE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DEVLDR16.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXEC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SBLIVE\AUDIOHQ\AHQTB.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\MOUSE\POINT32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\PERSONAL FIREWALL\MPFTRAY.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\SPAMKILLER\MSKSRVR.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\SPAMKI... Read more

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Hi Please print or copy these instructions because you are not able to access the Internet in SafeMode.Make sure you are set to show hidden files and folders: A. On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.B. Click the View tab.C. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.D. Uncheck Hide extensions for known filetypes and Hide protected operating system files.How to see hidden files in WindowsREBOOT into SafeMode by tapping F8 key repeatedly at bootup: Starting your computer in Safe modeRun HijackThis!, press Scan, and put a check mark next to all these:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = - HKLM\..\Run: [svchost] C:\WINDOWS\rundll32.exeO13 - WWW Prefix: http://... Read more

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Guys, please help me... I have a notebook, Toshiba Satellite L500d-00f with a radeon 3100 video card. I noticed that some of my games even videos doesn't adjust to fit screen automatically, I've maxed the screen resolution 1366X768. What I want to happen is that whenever I will run a Game or a video it will fit to screen automatically without further adjusting game and video settings, would that be possible? I've been trying to figure out how to do that for almost a week. I've got the new Catalyst installed. please have mercy on me.

A:Help ATI Radeon 3100

You can try clicking on Properties of your game and tell it to run Maximized.

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I'm looking into buying a new video card and I was wondering if the "BFG Tech NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT 512MB PCIe Video Card" would be compatible with my computer? anyone help me out?

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xp always give me problem of installing this printer because it 's not one of the accepatable one.

Tried to get driver for XP from HP but it can't be download. Try to buy it, the site won't accept my payment for shipping.

does anybody know where I can the driver for this printer for Windows XP?

A:hp laser jet all in one 3100

You might find some help in this article:

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i've been looking at Toshiba - Satellite Laptop with AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Processor - L505D-S5965 laptop from toshiba and probably going to buy it since my hp suddenly died without explanation (seems something got to hot fried won't even post now) while obviously the biggest selling point of this laptop is the $399 price and support for 8 GB ram which i would immediatly upgrade to i was wondering if anyone knew anything about the igp. i cant find any benchmarks after scouring google for days and was wondering how it would handle light gaming. now i'm not expecting miracles i know crysis and the likes will be unbearable but what about older games HL2, oblivion and such. i'd think with the massive amount of shared ram, it could handle these games at medium settings am i wrong?

A:ati radeon 3100

not expecting miracles i know crysis and the likes will be unplayable

Fixed it for you.

Anyway here are a few benches on that IGP,

Notebookcheck: ATI Radeon HD 3100

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I want to play the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky because I heard it was a wonderful game, but I have integrated Intel GMA 3100 G33 graphics and I didn't know if I could run it, so I went to and ran a test, it said I met the minimum requirements. I then went to and checked with their "Can You Run It" tool and found I didn't meet the system requirements (Don't have Hardware T&L/Vertex Shader 2.0), but I had checked earlier with intel and they said I could play some games with Hardware T&L and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was listed in their game list for Intel GMA 3100 G33 - Intel? G33 Express Chipset - Games playability list on Microsoft Windows Vista*

I'm really unsure of what to do right now, could someone help me out?

A:Intel GMA 3100 G33 *S.T.A.L.K.E.R.*

Basically. forget it. Intel graphics are rubbish and Stalker Clear Sky can push a 5870 to its limits at 1080p. Hard ware T+L is transform and lighting, a basic requirement for virtually all modern games. You also need around 3-4GB of RAM and preferably, a 7200RPM hard drive.

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Can someone help me? I need to reformat my notebook versa 3100. So which button is for formating? Thks

A:Versa 3100 note bk

Are you looking to reinstall XP and start fresh?

If so, you can wipe out the hard drive by using DBAN (Link available in my signature).

Once done, you can then use your Windows XP CD to reinstall XP on your computer.

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nothing happens went i turn on the computer the power light is on continually

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Hey guys, I was looking for CCC drivers for my ATI radeon 3100.
One problem: They have drivers for ATI Radeon 3100 HD, But NOT 3100.
Whats the difference between the two?
Is it possible to just use the ATI radeon 3100 HD drivers on my ATi radeon 3100?

A:ATI radeon 3100 Drivers? (32-bit)

Try to use HD drivers and see how's going!

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Where can I find a driver for my graphics card, ATI Radeon 3100. I cant find any updates anywhere. I cant even find that model on the ati.amd website.

A:ATI Radeon 3100 Driver

Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785

Where can I find a driver for my graphics card, ATI Radeon 3100. I cant find any updates anywhere. I cant even find that model on the ati.amd website.

have you googled it? you can use vista driver in compatibility mode from here . ATI Radeon HD 3100 drivers

Good luck

Ken J+

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I have a Dell Dimension 3100 Media computer with Windows XP Media Center 2005. The problem I am having is that my computer will not boot up all the way. The computer will boot into windows but not in regular mode. It will only boot up in Safe Mode even when striking Start Windows Normally. Even thougnh this is starting in safe mode nothing will boot properly. I have no icons, folders, start menu, and no key strikes will work. I have tried ctrl-alt-del so that I can access the processes and start explorer.exe but the key stroke will not work. I then tried to boot from a disk. My drive is shown to be on and will open but will not read any disk. I entered the BIOS and the drive is shown to be there but when I enter the boot menu and try to boot from disk it gives me the error message: Selected boot device not available. I ran a diagnostic and I got the Error 650F:136C IDE Fail No Media.

Hunt 1153

A:Dimension 3100 IDE Fail

Try opening the PC and unplugging/reseating all cables. Both the data cables and the power cables.
Boot and see what happens. If it still doesn't work, then most likely you have a failing drive. Try disconnecting the CDROM and boot. If you are still having issues, it is likely a failing HDD.

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Hey, I have recently had to re-install windows XP on my dell dimension 3100, however after re-installing xp i looked on my Local Disc (C:) to find that the 70 gb of memory i used to have has been considerably reduced to a mear 10gb. I have realised however that once i click on the format option i see that it says 74.5 gb for the capacity. I was just wondering what should i do really, should i re-format my hard drive or is there an alternative method, prefferably without spending any money. Much thanks, Mark :)

I had to re-install xp because i got a virus and it wiped off all of my files including windows files.

A:Dell Dimension 3100 70 gb to 10 gb?

Hello and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have just one partition???
Go to Disk Management [START > RUN... > type DISKMGMT.MSC and hit Enter] and
check how your HDD is partitioned and do you have unallocated space...

Did you format whole HDD or just a part of it [partition where is operating system stored]???

Keep us posted...

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As my wife's PC was recently attacked by a virus, I decided to upgrade it from the OEM XP to retail Win 8 Pro and then 8.1 Pro. To avoid any risks with viral remnants, I purchased a new 500GB hard drive with the aim of doing a clean install - all essential data being backed up on an external HD.
The Win 8 retail pack contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions so I started by installing the 64-bit version. This worked perfectly until it came to the online upgrade to 8.1, which was refused. A bit of research showed that the Dimension 3100 does work fine with the 64-bit version of Win 8 but not 8.1. However, the 32-bit version is upgradable and that is what I did next.
So, I now have the 32-bit version of Win 8.1 Pro working perfectly, apart from one-thing - the sleep option is missing from the shutdown selection. A bit more research and I discover that the display driver provided in 8.1 is the MS Basic Display Adapter (Adaptor) and that this driver does not include the sleep option. On the other hand, the hibernate function seems to work in the same way as the sleep function on my other 8.1 system.
My question, therefore, is - am I likely to encounter any other display limitations? The display tests that I have run (dxdiag ad DirectX 9) all pass perfectly and the overall performance of the system is excellent.
I suppose a new graphics card would be an option if difficulties occur at a later date but this is a basic browsing machine with no games requirements or other intense grap... Read more

A:Dell Dimension 3100

The "Old" Dimension 3100 is a poor candidate for Windows 8 and I'm surprised it works as well as it does for you. Dell only supports XP and Vista 32 bit, for drivers on this model. I suspect whatever you have now is best you can do.

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Ok so im having a bear of a time keeping my network stable and im not sure whats wrong. to start here are my network components.

Router: Netgear WNDR3700v2 with Latest Firmware
Network adapter: Netgear WNA 3100 latest driver

both bought within the last 60 days

Using windows 7 ultimate

my PC is -maybe- 25 feet away from the router, and its going through 1 wall. when i check it its got "Excellent" signal strenth. upon occasion it seems to randomly drop connection, there doesnt seem to be any rhyme or reason to it, it happens sometimes when im using it, sometimes i wake up and its down though all other pc's in the house are still connected. when it happens if i get to it immediately i can unplug the adapter, plug it back in and its fine. but if its down for a significant amount of time before i try that it doesnt work. i have even tried to uninstall the unit from the device manager and the uninstall hangs. i actually have to reboot my pc, and re-install the device to get it to work. sometimes the install even "fails" and i have to RE-reboot my pc and RE-reinstall and that works.

ive seen that quite a few people have had this type of issue with this adapter but im not convinced that its just the hardware thats at fault. if that were the case it seems to me that it wouldnt be as random. is it possible that the hardware is fine and its just the driver that is the problem? should i try installing older versions of the driver or possibly look for 3r... Read more

A:WNA 3100 dropping connection

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I'm currently in the process of upgrading my mothers PC to Windows 7. I used the Win 7 upgrade advisor and everything that should return compatible did, except the Graphics Card which is obvious. I've got the Win 7 ISO and converted it to an 8GB USB drive. Right now, my main worry is if I wipe the hard drive and reinstall that I won't be able to find drivers for things such as internet. I looked in the download section for her PC and there isn't an option for Windows 7 Drivers but there is an option for Windows Vista drivers, although no Network drivers are available...

Can anyone shed some light on this PC and Win 7?

Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Dimension 3100

That model has the Intel Pro 100 VE Network controller.

Not to worry though, according to Intel's website the network drivers are included in the Windows 7 installation.

I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the hardware support of Windows 7.

Just make sure you have at least 2 GB of memory.

As an aside, you might still have satisfactory results with the video performance as long as mom is not playing Combat Arms

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We have a Nikon Coolpix 32100 digital camera where we are having difficulties trying to transfer from the camera to the computer, we have tried at least 4 times now and still no success.

We successfully installed the software but we are having trouble with transfers from the camera, we have plugged the camera in as required by the booklet but still no success. We are attempting to install the software on:

Microsoft Windows 2000
Service Pack 2
x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6
261,600 KB RAM

Any assistance is appreciated as we are nearing the end of our wit.
Thank you


A:Coolpix 3100 - troubles

Do you have other devices working from the USB? Have you unplugged a working device and tried the camera in that socket? Did you get a hardware found message when you first plugged the camera in? Everything look OK in device manager with no yellow exclamation marks or red Xs? Is the camera listed under scanners and cameras in control panel.

I think that is a relatively new model, so the software should work for Win2k. If you followed the sequence from the instructions of whether to plug in the camera or install the software first, then you should have a drive letter for the camera when it is plugged in. You should be able to download directly from the drive letter.

Nikon has a couple of firnware updates and software updates – you could try those: If the firmware update doesn’t come with instructions look them up in your instructions or on the site.

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hi .i have a problem here .when i try to scan from my printer i cant not see the scan button at the bottom of the scan page .
is there a way to rezise it .

A:epson workforce 3100

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I follow the instructions in the Coolpix 3100 manual, however, I am unable to see/find the timer clock in the LCD monitor. Can anyone please help? Thank you.

A:How to use the Self - Timer - Coolpix 3100?

I just looked at your manual. The timer clock doesn’t appear until you use the down key to highlight ON, which has a tiny clock symbol beside it. It is on when the little triangle is beside it. When you exit the window the timer clock should still be on the LCD. When you press the shutter it delays for the number of seconds you choose – it seems to default to 10 seconds.

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I recently upgraded from vista to windows seven on my lap top but ive noticed that now everygame i try to run either errors and closes or runs the game in only a specific set of graphics settings if anyone knows how to fix this please let me know

A:ati radeon 3100 errors

Quote: Originally Posted by justinpruitt

I recently upgraded from vista to windows seven on my lap top but ive noticed that now everygame i try to run either errors and closes or runs the game in only a specific set of graphics settings if anyone knows how to fix this please let me know

Did you check for updated drivers? Check device manager to see if everything is up to date.

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I'm looking to build a new PC to replace an ageing K6. Things have moved on a bit since I built my last PC (Athlon 1.33GHz). I've since discovered the Athlon 64 and now the Sempron. I'm not sure how they all compare but I've found out that the Sempron 3100+ is a better CPU than the lower speed Semprons. Can someone explain how the Athlon XP, Athlon 64 and Sempron 3100+ compare. I''m planning to use this for a 'family' PC. It will be used mainly for internet access (broadband) and digital camera work. It won't be used for playing games (well, not many) as the kids have gone off to uni. I need something up to date that will last three or four years.

I was planning on using a 3000+ processor, first an Athlon XP, then heard about the Athlon 64s, then the Sempron 3100+. Will the Athlon 64 only come into it's own when 64 bit applications and operating systems come on line? I don't want to spend megabucks on this nor do I want a low end machine. I realise that higher spec'ed CPUs demand higher priced motherboards (which may well generate another question when I have to chose one!).


A:Sempron 3100 or Athlon 64

Sure thing.

There are seven basic chips for Socket 462 (A). They are:

Duron (classic)
Duron Applebred
Athlon Thunderbird
Athlon XP
Athlon XP Barton

And there are four basic chips for sockets 754 and 939:
Athlon 64
Athlon 64 FX

The sempron is the only CPU that exists for both the old and the new socket. The sempron is, in essence, is AMDs answer to the Intel Celeron. It is a lower priced chip that, even though it is on the 64bit socket, is still a 32bit chip. It lacks greatly in performance as compared to an Athlon 64, but is intended to be a entry-level CPU.

The Socket A sempron is the same core as an Athlon XP Thouroughbred, with 256kb L2 cache. The primary difference is that the FSB of the cpu has been upped to 166mhz from 133mhz. All TBred's are designed to run on 133mhz fsb (There are two exceptions, but they are of no particular note, one was never released), and the Semprons are designed to run on 166mhz FSB.

So in short:

Sempron = Competetion for the celeron, 166mhz FSB for Socket A, 32-bit for 754/939 sockets

I cannot remember if there will be any semprons for the 754 socket, if someone can please refresh my memory.

Hope this helps.

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Is a AMD Sempron 3100+ any good? What is the differences between it and an AMD Athlon XP 2400+? There is a choice on a website between a Sempron 3100+ and Athlon XP 2400+ w/ mobo for the same price. Which is a better performer?

A:Is a AMD Sempron 3100+ any good?

The AMD Sempron 3100+ is by far the better performer.

Regards Howard

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I need some help with my ATI card. Let me give a little bit of background as I lay out the situation I'm working on. A couple of months ago I tried updating my driver. Everything installed and it seemed like everything was fine. Then the computer started going into a solid colored screens. It has gone into several colors: black, white, blue, brown, and some screens with vertical lines going down the screen. It started off occasionally, but became more consistent.

I thought it was a Vista issue (long story) and upgraded to 7. To make a longer story short, I have just reformatted my HDD and put 7 on it fresh and new. It seemed like it was going to work but the screen has started the solid colors again. I've called MS support and they are at a loss of what to do, but through their help we were able to see that it is an issue with the ATI video card. If I disable the video card all works fine, but with poor graphics of course.

It looks like a possible driver issue, so I've tried updating to the latest driver. The driver won't install though. I've even tried manually installing the driver but windows keep saying that the latest driver is already installed. When looking at the driver properties it clearly looks like a very old driver is running, but I can't get the new version to install at all. The CCC goes through the installation process fine but no change on the driver version even if I try a different version. I've uninstalled the video card, and then tr... Read more

A:ATI Radeon 3100 Problems

Welcome to SevenForums.
Have you tried downloading a driver from this manufacture web site? Just put in your info and see if they have one for you. Good luck to you with your problem.
Graphics Drivers & Software

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So my notebook is an HP dv4 bought less than a year ago and the COA Product ID is only half visible, and as a precaution I spoke with some HP reps and they told me to download keyfinder and run it to find my Win7 Product key. I found the key, but I noticed that its different from the COA label(atleast the last 15 characters that were visible), which Product Key is the correct one? Will the one I found with keyfinder work for future restores?

A:Windows 7 COA faded

Welcome to the forum,

I'm not sure which one you used but this Belarc Advisor - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

always works for me. See if it gives you the same one.

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I have recorded my wife's favorite video's, have about 30 disks she watches every day for over 4 years.
She does change them every couple of days.
The video segment is fine, however the audio part needs to be maxed on the volume control .
Some have just lost the audio.
They are DVD RW and DVD R
Is this typical in DVD disks ?
Is the price of what one pays for a disk determine the quality.
I am using a Sony dual unit for recording and viewing.
Other disks that are purchased with programs on do ok.

A:DVD audio has faded out

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Google has a new video chat (webcam) plugin. I've been using my Logitech Fusion webcam with Windows Live Messenger, no problems. I downloaded the plugin and used the test window to check it. I appear as just a black screen, even though the plugin knows I have Logitech Fusion, it appears in the box under "camera". I am able to use the audio portion of the plugin, using my Logitech webcam, I can speak and hear perfectly. There's no picture. I tried Google's page on the new plugin, no trouble-shooting link. I tried phoning Logitech, the guy said he never heard of the plugin and has no idea if it will work, though the camera does work with Yahoo and AIM messengers. Sooo, have come to my one trusted source, when nobody knows, tech guys know! Please clue me in!!

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When I type on the computer, some of the letters showup on the monitor blurry. This just started today. What could be causing this? Thanks... Liz

A:Letters are Faded

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I uploaded several hundred scanned photos to Picasa. No problems with editing and arranging. Now, two months, later the photos are there, but they are faded--both thumbnail and full-size. Would appreciate some advice.

A:Faded Photos

Very strange, no editor will fade your photos without being told to do so.

Are the originals which you hopefully have faded as well.

Did they look ok to begin with after the scan?

Sun light will fade photos, hard drives will not...

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My computer has recently died the death (multiple errors) and a techy friend of mine has recommended reinstalling Windows.

My problem is that the sticker with the product key on is faded all to heck and unreadable.
Is there any way to reinvigorate the sticker? The top barcode is still visible if that is of any use.

Alternatively I have an old dud laptop (also dead, I think the motherboard burnt out) which was on Vista. The sticker on this one is perfectly visible. Would I still be able to create a vista installation media and then perhaps upgrade to Windows 10.

I really don't want to have to purchase a new version of windows for the sake of a faded sticker.

Thanks in advance guys.

A:Faded Sticker... Help

Windows will be tied to the hardware
Vista is not free to upgrade to W10

if you have the recovery DVDs for the PC you may not need the Key
Also the recovery partition may still be working and you may be able to recovery using that

whats the make and exact model of the PC

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When I open any videos in any player; they all are running faded. so whats the problem and how can I see videos clearly.

A:faded all video

Is anything else faded? Or is it just videos? Are these downloaded videos? DVD's or Are they streaming videos? (ex) YouTube etc? Do you have a separate video card? or are you using the onboard VGA? Have you updated your video driver?
Have you updated adobe flashplayer, shockwave, and java?
Have you tried a different monitor?

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I just found this board, hope someone can help me. I bought a refurb Thinkpad 600e about 3 months ago and the LCD took a little time to get bright, it would start out orange when first turned on but looked fine within a few seconds.
Now the LCD can only very faintly can be seen, more like just a shadow, no color, black. It works fine with another monitor.
The cable to the LCD looks a little chewed, any thoughts?


A:Thinkpad LCD faded out

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My TFT screen is faded. I can sometimes see some of the outlines but it is really bad. I've taken it apart and couldnt see any loose connections. . . any suggestions on what it might be>?

A:Faded TFT Screen

Sounds like a failed inverter or screen backlight.

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In WordPerfect Office X5: The Previewer shows up fine, but the text in it is barely visible. Is there a way to make it readable?

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Other Folders Exist
The selected locations do not contain pictures to preview.
Other folders or files exist but can not be previewed.

A:Faded img icons

If you want help. it would be better if you stated what your problem is and even post a screen shot to help with the description.

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when i downloaded the trial version of photo elements it asked me to calibrate something( forgot what it was) it seeems after that all my photo print outs were faded badly

A:faded prints

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My computer blue screened yesterday saying something about free space on the disk which didn't make sense cause i still have 50% space available. I restarted and it seemed like I had a virus, so I did a system restore to a couple days before. Ever since then a lot of icons/folders appear faded. I know this is because they are hidden but before this blue screen/restore happened the folders and icons that are now faded weren't. I have never seen one icon/folder on my computer that appeared faded or dimmed and now they are, so is there any way I can change this back?

A:Faded Icons

There's clearly something still wrong with your computer, and having multiple folders and files marked as Hidden is just another symptom. I would suggest posting a HijackThis log in the security forum.

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I keep setting the background for my desktop and it keeps going back to the black screen. Any suggestions? As usual, all help is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: faded

What system, XP, Vista or ???
More details needed

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Can anyone please tell me why in the Program Files folder and in the Documents and Settings floder some of the sub-folders appear faded? What is doing that?

A:Faded-looking folders?

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I run win 7 64. My browser is FireFox. One day i started my my computer and texts were washed out. Most of the black and white text on my computer screen has faded. If there were a contrast adjustment I would fix it in a second. Let me say here that it is not my monitor. It has nothing to do with desktop settings. I have been through the posts and tried using all the suggestions. It is the same on FireFox and when fire fox is closed.

Dropdown menus are faded. My word processor texts are faded.On this page as i write this, all of the small black and white text such as, "Logged in as angster", "Use a title that describes your problem......." etc are faded.
All of the "Do Not capitalize" etc are faded. The text I am writing now is Not faded.
Can someone please help me?

A:faded text

try calibrating your color, go to control panel and search for color calibration

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Just turned on my laptop and my toolbar (at the bottom) is faded. Start shows Sta but not full letters, icons are bright, right side icons are virtually gone. Toolbar in Firefox is white with a blue border across the top.

I don't remember changing anything last night. Any clue how to figure out what happened and how to fix it?

A:Toolbar faded away

Run a full scan with Malwarebytes in Safe Mode if necessary, followed by your AV full scan. I'd also run a full scan with SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloads which digs out spyware that remains after uninstall in registry.

Then run SFC /SCANNOW Command.

If this doesn't repair it update your Display driver, seeing if a new one is provided by Windows Updates after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)

You can also try System Restore to before the problem began, if necessary from System Recovery Options

If that fails, uninstall the display driver and reinstall it by restarting the PC.

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Hi all! I'm new to this board and should have probably announced myself as a new member first before posting my problem... Please forgive my rudeness. Ok on to my unfortunate event...

I went out to staples today and purchased a new Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 HDD. It's 200 GB. Got home and hooked it up and windows started doing its Found New Hardware thing. Looked like it was going well and then... "USB Device Not Recognized". Underneath that header it says one of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned.

OK. I'm not new to this kind of thing. I looked through the box hoping to find some documentation... I DID! A stupidly small piece of paper called a quick guide that has no words and a few pictures. That tells you just how fool proof this hdd is supposed to be! I went to Maxtor’s website looking for a driver download and they had one! Just not one for my windows version... that reminds me... I think that you guys would be better able to help me if you knew what kind of pc I have, huh?

It is an:
HP Media Center PC m1297c (stock except for an added 1 GB of ram... 2 GB total)
It has 6 USB 2.0 slots in it. 2 in front and 4 in back.

I googled my problem and have been searching for an answer for the last 2 hours. A few people have had similar problems with this and suggested that I Right Click on MY Computer, then go to manage then disc management and just reassign the device a new letter... Problem with that is that it doesn'... Read more

A:Maxtor 3100 External HDD Problem...

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I recently purchased a Visioneer PaperPort 3100 scanner through a online auction (I know, it was a sill thing to do given the outcome) and it did not come with any software. This is something I knew but in advance but I thought it would be no problem to find a download. Well I found the driver with no problem but the software is proving to be more difficult. I am almost sure that it is not available, even for purchase. I e-mailed Visioneer over a week ago and got no response. Any help in locating this software would be greatly appreciated. And for those who are interested the scanner only cost me $20. So it wasn't the most expensive mistake I've ever made.

A:Looking for PaperPort 3100 installation software

There are several versions of the 3100 scanner. Go to the web site and pick you version and the downloads are available.

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On another computer (Dell Dimension 3100) I can't connect to the internet. I've read that I probably need drivers. How do I determine what drivers?

A:What Drivers For Dell Dimension 3100

Check the product support page for drivers.

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i know they're both integrated and sucks at gaming and dont suggest me to get a video card cause im asking if which of these igpu is better. please details why

im planning to play some online games like
world of warcraft
League of legends

A:Intel GMA 3100 G33/G31 vs Ati radeon xpress 200

Go here:
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards - Tech
And compare to your hearts content!

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For some reason my sisters computer "lost" it's printer driver (her term). I attempted to reinstall a new driver for her, but discovered that HP has discontinued support for this printer. The only apparent options are these commercial links that I'm not sure I can trust. I'm trying to find a place I can download a driver for this printer or a different driver that works for her printer. Any ideas? She is running Windows XP professional operating system on an older Acer system.

A:Need a Printer Driver for HP laserjet 3100

Does she have the install disk for the printer? What happens if you install the printer and let XP find the drivers?
There is always cnets download:
Just make sure you don't get anything bundled with it. Read up by clicking on the little Information 'i' icon on the download button.

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I had trouble with a Radeon 9000 PCI card and called Dell support. They said my mobo will only support a PCIE video card expansion and gave me a model number they suggest, the ATI HD347. Unfortunately, I cannot find this product anywhere? Any suggestions for a video card that will finally let me end this nightmare and run dual monitors? My only want is to have this POS running duals ASAP.


A:PCIE card for Dimension 3100?

I looked up the 3100 at the Dell site and your mobo will only support PCI graphics cards. It comes with integrated graphics but your only expansion possibility is with a PCI card. Your mobo has 2 PCI and one PCI-E x1 slots but you need a PCI-E x16 slot to run a PCI-E graphics card.

Check for a selection of PCI graphics cards. There are several listed.

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I don't know what caused this thing to happen. My desktop looks fine and when I play a game, i see black borders which is annoying (I always play at 800x600). But I'm already suspecting this was the problem:

I installed a driver called ''Sherry 1.3'' that works for 945 Chipset but reported to work on G33 Chipset but I wanted to remove it and the older driver so how can I remove the Sherry Driver and the driver?

Also i can't choose ''Full Border'' because it's missing (I'm using the 8.15 Driver now):

Please help me!!!

A:Intel GMA 3100 Border Problem.

If those drivers are listed in Add Remove programs, I would do that first, otherwise a driver finder/removal tool is probably your best option.

I suggest Driver Fusion (replaced Driver Sweeper) found here:

Treexy - Software for everyday use

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I have these two screenshots from CPUz, one from a nornal Sempron 3100+ and an overclocked Sempron 3100+

Standard: LINK:

Overclocked: LINK:

Basically my question is, looking at both screens, the only difference is a higher Voltage for the overclocked Sempron.

So if i increased my CPU voltage to the same as the overclocked screenshot, will my CPU achive overclocked performence the same as the sempron displayed in the screenshot?

or is there more that needs to be done to raise the clock speed from 1800mzh to 2500mhz?

If im way off, dont flame, Im learning.


A:Sempron 3100+ Overclock question

well first of all..Post larger screenshots!
The difference is the Voltage beeing raised so it can be more stable.
Voltage does not affect Clock speed.
It was the FSB that was modiffied.

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I own a Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 for my computer, and it has worked before. I've done nothing to it, but now it can't seem to work. I plug everything in, tried all combinations, but it's still not recognized. I have a Windows XP, and I have service packs 1 and 2.

A:Maxtor Personla Storage 3100 Help?

This is just a USB 2.0 drive, so it should be easy to diagnose. First off, does it appear in Device Manager when you connect it and turn it on? If not, have you tried it on another computer? If it appears in Device Manager, try this.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

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Answer Match 41.16% pc is in a herendous condition.ok so when i switch on pc i get black screen with floppy diskete seek failure strike f1 key to continue (which takes u into safe mode) F2 run setup utility.after i tap F1 takes me to desk top,then i click on mozilla to go to internet and i get message in box saying server not found wont let me on internet ?.this pc is in a bad bad way but any help much appreciated.
Merged into earlier topic - Hamluis.

A:Dell Dimension 3100 Problems

hamluis.this is my pc im talking about which i stated was in a bad way cabbaged,youve moved it to issuses im having with my laptop 2 diffenrt machines.

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I had to reformat a Dell Dimension 3100 yesterday so I backed up the data and rebooted the machine from my Win XP Pro CD.

XP reformatted the hard drive, installed and then began its first reboot. But when the computer restarted it went right back to the CD (DVD drive), booted from it again and wanted to install XP again.

The boot sequence is set to read from USB then DVD then HDD. It still comes back to the CD and trys to reinstall again. I changed the booth sequence to USB, HDD, DVD and it gives me "A disc read error occurred - press Ctrl Alt Del to restart".

I even tried booting with a Win 98 diskette, but the fdisk won't see the disk. What I am doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated.

A:XP Pro won't work on Dell Dimension 3100

Welcome to TSF....

The hard drive was probably formatted NTFS so the windows 98 disk will not see NTFS formatting.

What is the make and model of hard drive?

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I need to restore back to factory settings but it wants a password. Even with the password hint, I just can't remember. Where is that info on this computer? I know it's there somewhere for the memory challenged folks.Thanks in advance (and I'm sure this isn't the correct place to ask this!)

A:acer aspire 3100...yes, it's old and slow. However...

Hello, The default password to restore from the hidden partition is 6 zeros 000000 (Windows Vista).

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Ok, so I tried searching aimlessly across the internet for some useful information on what could help to upgrade my "old" computer to make it playable with games that I have been looking forward to playing years before they came out.

I cam across this thread:
By cfitzarl

Decided the thread was very knowledgeable and hoped for some assistance in getting a great choice for a good video card.

Dimension 3100

I upgraded it to 2gd ram and it runs grate. I am looking for a total of 100 - 150 $ (preferably 100$) I found this 600W PSU Only 30$

I'm looking forward to playing: StarCraft II & Empire: Total War

I live in the US, I would like to find some grate prices on e-bay, I just would like to know what cards exactly will work on my comp. I've seen some 1gb cards and was wondering about the GeForce 9500GT. I'm sure there's a lot more to a card then just what I am aware of but I hope I gave you all the information in order for you to recommend something grate for a good price. Thank you and have a wonderful day

A:A graphics card for Dimension 3100

this should work great for you.

PSU - CORSAIR CX430 430W $49.99

GPU - Galaxy GeForce GT 240 1GB $79.99

Also if your Dimension 3100 has a Pentium 4 Processor, this will hold back your GPU just a little.

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hey, my dell dimesion 3100 computer is very very slow how can i make it faster

A:dell dimension 3100 very very slow HELP ME

dell dimension*

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Can anybody tell me where the ATI Radeon Graphic video card is on V000138200 Mothrtboard for a Toshiba Satellite Model #PSLC8U-00D010. Please help!!!

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I need to restore back to factory settings but it wants a password. Even with the password hint, I just can't remember. Where is that info on this computer? I know it's there somewhere for the memory challenged folks.Thanks in advance (and I'm sure this isn't the correct place to ask this!)

A:acer aspire 3100...yes, it's old and slow. However...

Hello, The default password to restore from the hidden partition is 6 zeros 000000 (Windows Vista).

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Hi all,

Hopefully someone can help me out.

I have a Dell Dimension 3100, running Win XP, with the following problem :

Whenever booting up, after a while it just randomly restarts.

I have tried to run in safe mode, which does seem to help in that it lasts longer but eventually even that causes a restart.

Using any program, like Firefox in Normal Mode causes a restart, but not when in Safe Mode.

I did the Dell Diagnostics, and all passed except the Memory tests, MATS failed etc.

I checked the fans, and they are working ok.

So, RAM failure, PSU failure, Windows corrupted???

Any ideas?

Many thanks!!!

A:Dell Dimension 3100 Problem

and welcome to the Forum

Probably worth running more intensive tests on your memory . . click on the link to Memtest in my signature . . let it run on one stick at a time overnite or until it starts reporting errors

How to burn an ISO file:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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I've been trying to get into my Dell Dimension 3100 Bios to change the CMOS configuration, but F2, Delete, F8 & F12 don't get me to the Bios - just a configuration utility. Am I doing something wrong?

A:Dell dimension 3100 bios

F2 or DEL should do it, what kind of configuration utility comes up?

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I want to upgrade an old pc of mine for use as part of a home media centre. Its current specs are:

CPU Type Celeron, 3066 MHz (5.75 x 533)
Motherboard Name Dell Inc. Dell DV051
Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale-G i915G/GL/GV
System Memory 502 MB
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/04/06)

Soundcard: Creative SB X-Fi

I'll be running XP Pro (or maybe Vista HP if it runs smoothly) and streaming to an XBox.

I don't want to spend too much money and I saw this kit online

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.6GHz Socket AM2 1MB, BOXED m/koeler
MSI K9N6PGM2-V, nForce430+GeForce 6100, Socket-AM2+, m-ATX, DDR2, LAN, PCI-Ex16
Corsair Value S. PC5300 DDR2 2048MB Kit w/two matched Value Select 1024MB

The kit including delivery is ?138 ($183 USD).

My question is, can I fit this kit without changing my motherboard, and if not, would I be better off getting an Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor such as

Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2,5GHz, (?79 E, $104 USD)

and add the graphics card and memory separately.

I really want to keep cost to a minimum, and make the upgrade to a dual-core as hassle free as possible.

Any suggestions and help would be much appreciated.

A:Upgrade a Dell Dimension 3100

Not 100% sure here, (Check your documentation...)
but I think you will find that your MB will support either
your Celeron D (current configuration) OR
Pentium 4 with HyperThreading.

Hopefully someone else will weigh in here shortly.

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I recently installed Windows 8. However, the customization options in "Change PC Settings" are all faded out and I'm unable to click any of the colours/pictures.

I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong, and if there's a possible solution?

Thanks for any help.

A:Customization options faded out.

Does it say something about needing to activate your copy of Windows 8? You may need to check and make sure you're activated.

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I know it is possible to change the appearance of text on Vista, I believe it is called clear?

I only suffer feint text (looks like ink is running out on printed paper) on certain things ie. The Spybot home page or some windows when down loading stuff from the net.

Is there a tweak that brings ALL text up clean and clear?


A:Only some text has faded appearance.

Hello Alan,

You can check the usual items listed below to see if they may be able to help with this:
Make sure that you are using the native screen resolution for your monitor.Check to see if you can use a higher screen refresh rate.Try the different ClearType settings to see if one looks better.Check the program to see if it has it's own font settings that can be adjusted.
Hope this helps,

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I have searched to find an answer to this problem of faded pictures when printed from windows photo gallery. I have seen a few others having the same problem, but no solutions. I am hoping that someone now can help.

I can print pictures from other software on my computer, from the internet, etc, with great photo quality. When I print from Windows photo gallery they are very light and faded looking. I have made sure the adjustments are for my printer.

It seems that most of the people experiencing this problem had canon printers. Does anyone have a solution to this?


A:faded printed pictures

I have found the solution to this problem, you need to untick the checkbox for "borderless printing", this is how to do it:


When you click print, go to Options > Printer Properties

Click on the "Page Setup" tab, then Untick the box that says "Borderless Printing"

I love Myriam the little bunny

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Both my daughter and I have a problem with keyboards in that the letters fade really quickly. This isn't such a problem with a desktop, but is an issue on a laptop. Apart from naming the condition "Acid Sweat Syndrome" ( ***), has anyone else had this problem and found a solution about how to replace the letters? Tippex comes straight off. Please don't say learn to touch type!

A:Laptop keyboard faded

Sorry for posting twice. Thought the first post had failed...

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Hi! I'm really new to all of this! I'm taking an internet course and this is one of my lessons. I really am having problems with my screen freezing up and fading or turning blue (if that,s what you call it)! Help! Windows Vista

A:blue or faded screen

Do you mean that your screen turns blue with white text on it?

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I am using Vista on a Toshiba Laptop P-206. I have a large music collection. When I open the the folder, it's a faded yellow. All the sub folders but two, are faded. I went to Folder Options and made sure they were not hidden. I changed the names of the folders, but they're still faded. Help!

A:Faded Folder Colors

check your permissions for the folders

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Is anyone familiar with what kind of hardware problem would cause the screen to appear light/faded for the first 30 seconds during bootup? After that, I get all kinds of misc weird errors, but I am sure it is hardware related.

memory, video card, and motherboard all check out.

Thanks in advance.

A:faded screen on boot

Have you tried a different monitor?

There are really only 2 things that can make the picture fade. Video card and monitor.

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No matter what I do so far, my Compaq printer prints with alternating light and dark bands running horizontally. I've cleaned and done just about everything suggested by tech supp and the user's guide.

While viewing printer's system info I noticed there are i's in blue circles. Hopefully this means information. One thing I haven't checked is the cable. Printer is IJ600

Any suggestions besides getting rid of this printer.


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At an 'Open with' why would the checkbox to 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file' be faded?

A:Faded checkbox at 'Open with'?

Hello Advice Pro,

What type of file is this for, and method did you use to get to the "Open with" window? If through Default Programs, then that is normal.

Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps for now,

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Hey all,

New member here, and very happy to be here. Several weeks back I got a virus, got rid of it (at least I think so) but when restored my Toshiba, some of the icons on my desktop, documents, video, and music were faded. Can this be fixed?? Thanks a million everyone!!

A:HELP!! Icons faded on my toshiba!!!

It will be better if you post screenshot here from that icons.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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i have windows xp when screen comes up,some of the lettering is faded .it looks like it is low on ink, knowing it has nothing to do with ink.iam using it to try to show what iam looking at. i would appreciate some help thanks

A:some letters on screen are faded

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Fujitsu CRT monitor has a suddenly "faded" display, as if the screen has been whitewashed. It's also slightly out of focus, and there's a tiny black dot in the middle. It's still usable (using it now to post this). Tried degaussing a couple of times, no result, though at one point it displayed properly for an instant during one degaussing. Any help appreciated.

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I have a movie that won't play any sound!!! when played in windows media it attemps to download codecs,,I assume for sound cuz I got all the mpeg4 and divx codec's... when you look at the icon in explorer it looks faded as if I had cut the file and was gonna paste it was extracted from .rar files my questions are
1. do I need a new codec??
2. why does the file look faded?? can i find out what format or codec the sound was encoded in??

A:faded media file


You could try the WMP codecs:

Also, does it ever actually download the codecs, or do you get an error?

To find out what it could be, all you can really do is rightclick and choose Properties.



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I am trying to create a faint background image which fades into a white page color. The image is a rose and I will be placing text over the top of it.
I am using Fireworks as it will be a dynamic html page with mouse rollovers and hyperlink, etc...
I am making the rose image around 20% transperant and then adding feathering but this produces a really poor quality image, is there a better way ?
I dont have photoshop.


A:Faded Background quality

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Greeting. I've been experiencing an issue, and I finally wanted to ask about it.
Thing is: Sometimes (typically "arrow" shapes) have a "fade" effect on their sides. I'd give an example of a popular website that shows these issues, but now that I'm looking for one I can't find any. (Typical, huh?)
Well I recently tried WaniKani and it's very pronounced there. I made a screenshot comparing it with IE. What I use there is WaterFox (my learning browser) which is basically FireFox, my main browser is PaleMoon, which is basically also FireFox and It has the same Issues. Only addon I use is adblock, plugin-wise I have the usual: Flash, Java, VLC.
Any Ideas what it could be, and how I could fix it?

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Hi...My beloved Acer M1600 Desktop with Windows XP SP3 OS just went bad ...not suddenly but in steps til all I have is a black monitor screen so I would not have a clue what the problem could be anything.... I can switch the power on and the fan goes....the monitor that had a bright yellow light switches to a basicly very dim flickering light....I just established that the Graphics Card fan is going .......and I tried F8 on startup but nothing....Lately I have had a problem with my cat dancing on the keyboard but she is deaf and takes no notice of my howls of frustration.....So this one has got me stumped....
However Prior to the black screen ...I recall I was having big problems with Firefox and Chrome ...both started crashing as soon as I tried to load in a web site...later both would not open at all.....I recall rebooting and I had my normal screen with my shortcuts then later I had no shortcuts just my screen picture and then later again the black screen

Could anybody please offer any suggestions ....Could it be a Virus?? Thanks for any info ....MK

A:Acer M1600 just faded away?

I think it would be worth seeing if it will run another OS booting from the DVD

do you have another PC that works and has a DVD writer - you could then create a UBUNTU DVD to run from the machine
that will see if there is a hardware issue at all ?
or if its a windows or harddrive issue

Do you have a set of recovery DVDs ?

quite a long post of instructions here

UBUNTU Stand Alone DVD

Note the latest version of UBUNTU needs a DVD to use and boot from

if you only have CDs then you can use an older version, version 10 or 11 from this archive list

It may be possible to boot from another Operating System
This will at least test the Hardware and also see if you can see the Harddrive and possibly get any of your data off.

If you have another PC with a DVDwriter and spare DVD
Download the ISO

UBUNTU version 14
For almost all PCs. The following ISO 32Bit image will work on most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors.

You can also run from a USB device now - if the Machine supports booting off a USB Stick Read more

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Ive been given a laptop. It always stops on a faded Xp splash Screen ethier when started normally or by selecting last known good. If I try any of the safe mode options BSOD ocours.

This is some info Ive recorded from the BSOD:


0x000050 0x870000 x0000001 oxf72b8a12 0x000000

Xymb46.sys address F72B8A12 base at FZ28900 date stamp 48FC8198

The laptop is:

R61 8932-A19 win XP sp2 o/s

becase this is lanovo laptop I was Able to to see some error log by using system recovery. they wre 1030 and 1058

Please help

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8078 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466937 MB, Free - 402546 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H77N-WIFI
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

I have noticed that some web sites have so little contrast in their text that it is practically unreadable. Why is this so or is it my computer?

A:Solved: Faded text.

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After doing this tweak with Microsoft's Win XP Tweak UI (Remove Shortcut Arrows: Explorer > Shortcut > Checked the NONE box) all my desktop and tray icons as well as all icons inside the program have faded and some are blurred. I tried to undo that by clicking on Repair > Rebuild icons; however, it didn't work.

How do I fix this annoying little problem?

Thanks in advance,


A:All Windows Xp's icons have faded

Run a System Restore to a date before you changed the icons.

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Ok we have a HP 4600 color laserjet which prints the right side of the pages faded. Now, on the right half of each printout, no matter what colours are there, its allways the yellow that is faded on the right side, other colors on the right side are ok. And on the left side ALL colours are ok including yellow.

Any ideas on what maybe casing this?


A:Right-side of print faded?

On B/W lasers it means the toner is running low on one side of the cartridge, so you take it out (the cartridge) and shake it a bit to distribute the remaining toner evenly.

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I search and have found nothing related to my problem. My PC starts fine but after a few seconds the taskbar dims. Whats wrong?

XP Pro
version 2002

Thank you in advance for all your help.

A:Taskbar is faded or dimmed...

That is odd, but it appears that the Firefox status bar is transparent and is on top of the taskbar. Is your taskbar's "keep on top of other windows" option on?

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Hi I have acquired an old computer just for the internet for my daughter the question is is this computer compatable with windows 8.Regards Martin.

A:Dell Dimension 3100 compatible with Windows 8?

Give me the total system specifications, processor, ram and video card.

Also upgrade your graphics card for no problems.

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Are there any graphics cards uogrades for a Dimension 3100 desktop pc, also can I improve my CPU?

A:Are there any upgrades for a Dell Dimension 3100 (eg. graphics)

You have a PCIe video card slot, so you can upgrade to a PCIe video card. What version of Windows? XP? The CPU is a Pentium 4 that supports hyperthreading. What is your processors speed now? You should max out the system RAM to 2GB using 2-1GB sticks of DDR2 533MHz RAM. The power supply is 230 Watts, you may want to increase to a 350 Watt or higher

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I've recently found an old hp mini and was wondering if i could upgrade the ram and change the harddrive to an ssd? To boost the speed? I've looked for ram and 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHZ is the recommended one to use? Is there a specific one i should buy or would any work in the laptop? I've not even looked for a SSD as I'm not sure what size would fit. I am a bit of a novice when it comes to these things so help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Will vista work on my dell dimension 3100?

A:Will vista work on my dell dimension 3100?

if its got 512MB of RAM - I would not bother - Minimum is 1GB really and ideally 2GB to run well

Its like XP - it will run on 128MB of memory - but you wouldnt want to use it - you can get away with 256MB I have a laptop with 256MB and XP - but not a great experiance

512MB works fine with XP

so same situation with vista really

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Hey guys I'm having a hard time finding the latest driver for the Intel G33 / G31 Graphics Driver. The ones at Intel website is very old ( seems very old)

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My extrenal drive from Maxtor (3100, 300 gigabyte) does not respond anymore. When looking at it via "my computer" etc it gets recognized as online. But it says NOT ALLOCATED. When testing it with the diagnostic tool of the 3100 maxtor I get the message : PASS.

What is wrong?
Are my data lost?

Please keep your answers simple; I am not a technical expert.

Thanks a lot for your help in advance
Greetings Anna oldenhave

A:Half full Maxtor 3100 says NOT ALLOCATED

Have you checked for hardware problems such as faulty IDE cables etc?



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I have a friend with a Dell Dimension 3100 that was working fine until last week. It is loaded with Windows XP Home Edition. This computer accesses the internet using a dial-up modem. I noticed that I wasn't getting a dial tone and in checking further the analog line leading into the computer was dead.
The computer was moved from it's original location and I looked at the back panel to check the connection. When I tried to start the computer, I got a flickering amber light. I plugged the computer into a separate wall outlet and the amber light went from flashing amber to a steady green, but the operating system won't boot and the monitor is in power save mode and will not work properly. I hooked another monitor to the cpu and when I start the Dimension 3100...on the screen it says can't detect hard drive.
I have opened the cpu and have done several tests by disconnecting all items that run into the power supply and pulling memory and video cards etc. I should mention that with the computer plugged in but not turned on the fan(s) are working. Note this was not the case when I first tried to troubleshoot the problem. I had to reset the 115v amp switch before the power supply worked. After doing several things I still get the same problem.
The BIOS screen shows the information for the pieces of this Dell Dimension 3100. I don't have a bootable disk. But I'm not really sure that it would help.
So I'm stuck. I'm thinking that it's maybe a bad power supply box and the ethernet... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Dell Dimension 3100 not booting up

can you access dos?on the screen it says can't detect hard drive.?

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I have a Toshiba laptop with an ATI Radoen 3100 Graphics adapter onboard. with windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit, I get the blue screen of death. what can I do about it?

A:ATI Radeon 3100 and win 7 blue screen of death

Are you sure it's because of the graphics card? When does the blue screen occur?

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My Processor is it good for gaming cause im wondering if i shud buy a new one cause when i play CSS ( Counter Strike: Source) its kinda laggy well its more laggy than not laggy at all. Plus the graphics ar pretty bad, but im able to see everything ( not clearly ). So Im wondering if my processor ( AMD Sempron 3100+) is good for it or i shud get a new one and shud i get a new graphics card (SiS 760)? My RAM is 512MB maybe i shud get 2GB RAM or 1GB????any suggestions?

A:AMD Sempron 3100+ Processor(1.81 Ghz), Good for gaming or Bad?

It looks like from your post that you are using on board graphics. This would be one cause of the lagginess. Your processor may also be slowing things down. Since it is a Semperon, you would be limited to getting another socket 754 processor. The Athlon 64 is still available in socket 754, but this socket only supports single channel memory, unlike the socket 939 which supports dual channel memory.

So, to help you with a video card, what does your Motherboard support: AGP or PCI-e graphics cards? If you don't know for sure then tell us your motherboard make and model and we can help suggest an appropriate video card.

Here is a possible processor upgrade:

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Hi im trying to set up my internet connection for my Dell computer to the office internet. The computer crashed a couple of days before and I had to reinstall the whole thing. Now when i got it going again i cant detect an Internet connection at all.
When I open the device manager i dont got any Network adapter icon at all. I figured i lack some drivers then. I´ve downloaded all the network drivers and installed them but I still dont get it to work.

A:Internet drivers for Dell dimension 3100

Here's your Network driver:
But you may also need to download Windows XP SP3 and install that first:

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since the start of this week ive had problems trying to figure out how do update this driver. ive tried everything. tried calling looking on forums nothing is working. just same message the version of your graphics adpter is not supported... i need help actual links anybody plz help me i dont know alot about toshiba;s. so i need like really simple terms plz help me

A:radeon 3100 graphics updating problems

ATI Catalyst

there you go

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