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Q: Older Dell computer

Hello all, I'm newer to RAM and things like that and wanted to know before I buy if these sticks of ram will run in my Dell DImension 4700. I was hoping someone knew the specs of the stock motherboard and such because I have no idea what it is. THanks

A: Older Dell computer

Follow the instructions here so we can help you better:

Are you lookng to add RAM or just replace it?

According to google, the Dell Dimension 4700 has DDR2 RAM at 400 MHz. Both links you posted have DDR2 RAM at faster speeds, so while you can add both of them, I believe, they'll still run at the slower speed unless you take out the older RAM.

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Was given a Dell Optiplex 360 that I found out after getting a nasty virus had a bootleg XP OS
I also did not have any disks with it. I had older disks for a Dell 4600 that I used to wipeout the hard drive and install the new OS. Everything works fine except that I can not load any of the drivers from the second disk, (it was a 3 disk series)
thus at least at this point not able to connect with my cable internet. Cable people told me I needed the drivers.Any suggestions or can it just not be done.
Thanks, Al

A:Loading Older Dell OS To Newer Dell Computer

You will have to go to the dell website look under support and then drivers and downloads for your model of computer.If you use the service tag number on the computer it will make sure you get the correct ones you need. For future reference so you wont have this hassle again burn all of the drivers to a cd so you will be all set the next time.

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I have a Dell Optiplex w/ a 1 ghz processor and 256 MB of RAM, running Windows 2000 5.00.2195
Service Pack 4

I just ran Avast Antivirus, which I just recently installed after uninstalling AVG (version 8.0 was hell on my system memory).

Anyway, Avast found two offenders (that AVG never picked up on), but it gives me an error message that says it cannot delete them or even quarantine them. No explanation is given, really. Here is what it found:

File Name:C:\Downloads\Apps\ComboFix.exe\CFCleanUp.bat

Malware Name: BV:Malware-gen

Malware Type: Virus/Worm

VPS: 090423-0, 04/23/2009


File Name:C:\Downloads\Apps\ComboFix.exe

Malware Name: Win32:Agent-QZQ [Trj]

Malware Type: Trojan Horse

VPS: 090423-0, 04/23/2009

Also, here is my hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:42:54 PM, on 4/24/2009
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\WI... Read more

A:Older Dell Computer has Two Virii, Need Help

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

Please download the OTMoveIt3 by OldTimer.

Save it to your desktop.
Please double-click OTMoveIt3.exe to run it.
Copy all the lines in the quote box below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):


Click to expand...
Return to OTMoveIt3, right click in the "Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved" window (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.

Click the red Moveit! button.
Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it in your next reply.
Close OTMoveIt3
Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTMoveIt\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.  Recently, I bought a Dell Ultrasharp monitor U2412M to attach to my laptop to have an ergonomic home office.   My knowledge of computers/hardware is pretty... rudimentary.  
24"1920 x 1200Nice adjustable stand1x DVI-D port, 1x display port, 1x VGA port, 1x USB 2.0 upstream port, 4x USB downstream ports
I use my computer for writing documents, internet surfing, and rarely for watching tv.  Eventually, I will buy a lighter and newer laptop, but probably not for a year or two.
I think I bought the wrong monitor....  I was hoping to buy something to use now, that will last, and that will work with any future laptop I buy.
My monitor just arrived.  I connected it to my laptop with the VGA cable (my laptop doesn't have DPI or HDMI input).  It worked, but the picture didn't look.... very good.  
It is my understanding that VGA connections are the worst quality.  Can I use an ?adapter to connect to the VGA cable to access the DVI-D port on the monitor?  Or is this the best I can get?  I'm not even sure what ?video cards are, or whether I need one of these.  
I also looked up the specs on my old laptop and it says the specs of my laptop screen are 
1366 x 768 pixel
So is this the limit of what an attached monitor can be?  

Any input appreciated.  Thanks.

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Is it possible to use an older (2002) Dell OEM XP Pro CD which has either service pack 1 or 2 on it and then slipstream SP3 into it, and use it on a non-Dell computer only for repair functions, such as mainly running the system file checker tool, (sfc /scannow) ? The PC I do want to use it with is a 2006 Gateway desktop running XP Media Center Edition 2005, with SP3, which came only with a recovery DVD. This is because when I do try to run the system file checker tool, it says files are needed to be copied to the dll cache, and insert the XP Pro service pack 3 CD disk. This is due to Media Center is based on the XP Pro I believe.

A:use a older Dell OEM XP Pro CD for repair ?

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I have a Dell Studio XPS 435 running Windows 7.  It has several USB 2.0 ports.  Is there any way to set this up so that I can operate at least one USB 3.0 ports?  (If I need to add a card, please let me know).

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I am trying to reformat an older dell dimension 4100
and reinstall XP on it.
Its slow, has alot of junk on it and I want to get it fresh for the school year. Kids use it for word, dictionary, homework searching ect.

It has XP on it now, and service pack 1,2 and 3

If I put in my xp disk, it will tell me the disk is the older xp (before all the service packs) and it cannot install it.
it will get me to the point of seeing what the partitions are ect but I cannot delete or reformat them since the set up files have installed some files.

I want to get to "real" dos and reformat it.
I want to boot to my windows 98 floppy and reformat from there but pressing f12 to change the boot order does not function.

So Im stuck as to what to do.
Is there any other tricks to acess the bios or boot order?

A:Reformatting older Dell

Boot from the XP CD, don't try to install when Windows is already running. You may have to go into Setup/BIOS to change the boot order if F12 won't let you select the CD/DVD-ROM.

Then you can delete/re-create the partitions, and install.

Note that some Dell's that shipped with 2 optical drives will only boot from one of them, usually the top one.

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Wy guys , going to do a pc tune on an older dell for small business . They are running there pos off of the computer . Computer running slow and choppy . What free programs can I load to USB drive to clean up computer . ?? Thanks

A:Xp tune up on older dell

Hi you can use the onboard tools ie disc clean up and defrag how much ram is there as a upgrade could also help if it is possible have you run any virus scans and malware scans ie superantispyware or malwarebytes

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A friend brought me a dell dimension 4600 to re-install windows xp on and fix up for her to sell. The problem is I have no idea what it's worth. It only has 256 MB RAM. I have re-installed XP for her and have someone that's interested in it, but don't know what to tell her to offer for it. She would have to put memory in it first and foremost. I had to put a GB more in it to even work on it for her. Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Solved: fixing up older dell

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Hi all

I had a bad stick of RAM causing BSOD's on my Dell Dimension 8400. (8MZQT51) I removed the offending componant and the computer is working fine now. Since I have to replace it, I figured I would upgrade at the same time. It had 1GB DDR2 RAM, in the form of 2 sticks of 512 mb, 533mHz PC2 4200, 240 pin memory. The motherboard has 4 dimm slots, it has a 3.0 g pentium 4 processor, and running a 32 bit system. Based on my research, I should be able to upgrade to 4GB max RAM, based on what I read on Dell's site for my computer.

Here is my question...will any 4 sticks of the same style 1GB, 240 pin RAM work, or do I need to concern myself with things like mHz, etc?


A:Solved: RAM upgrade for older Dell Dimension

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/forcebios is the key command in DOS! If you have been struggling to restore your BIOS to an earlier version you will immediately realize how important this little command is.
You will need to use it after the .exe, after the c: prompt in DOS to revert to an older BIOS. It will look something like this when you enter it (the 530_1016.exe is the name of the 1.0.16 BIOS I found through Google):
And this allows you to return to the older BIOS after you have created a Boot USB, placed the BIOS .exe on the USB, inserted the USB and booted using F12.
I love old Dell desktop PCs! Especially the Vostro 200, but an Inspiron 530 recently gave me a real headache.
The most recent BIOS for the Inspiron 530 (BIOS 1.0.18) has all sorts of bugs.. not least that it will forget BIOS/CMOS settings (giving CMOS checksum error) and will need to have the time and date and boot order reset if someone switches off the mains.
The only fix for me, having renewed the CMOS battery and  wiped the CMOS using the jumper (to no avail) was to restore an earlier BIOS (I chose 1.0.16).
Having created the Boot USB (following links on Google) and having put the old BIOS 1.0.16 on the USB and pressed F12 at startup I ran the old BIOS. But the DOS message I got was:
New bios version is low! ALL files removed!
This meant that I was trying to load an older BIOS and it wasn't going to allow me to do that.
After spending hours scanning the web I found an old, long closed, thread ... Read more

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My daughter has an older Dell computer and needs to get an external modem. Are all modems compatible or is there a certain type we should get? She has Windows 98. Thanks...Liz

A:Solved: Older Dell External Modem

A dial-up modem?

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Hi guys,

Dell Laptop
Windows 7 64bit
4Gb Ram
Intel Core 2 Duo

Personal computer this time - an irregular BSOD, about once a month, always caused by ntoskrnl.exe - often when hibernating, but sometimes in the middle of something.


Kept windows up-to-date as far as I know!

Any suggestions much appreciated!



A:irregular BSOD on older Dell Laptop.

Since this is a problem with a Windows 7 system, not a Windows 8 either repost on the Windows 7 forum or better yet post on the Dell community users forum, Laptop section, for help.
Windows 7 Forums
Laptop - Dell Community

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We have a bad hard drive on an older (april 2002) Dell Dimension 4400 running Windows XP Pro. The old hard drive is a Seagate Snowmass 40G, half height, 7.2K, 40G/P (?), ATA drive. All of this information comes from the Dell website and our old invoice. We'd like to replace the drive but don't know how to tell if it is an Ultra ATA, PATA or ohter type of hard drive. We found one that sounds like it might be compatible at newegg but we don't know enough to figure out if it is compatible.

Can anyone help us?
newegg drive:


A:Replacing hard drive on an older Dell

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Our main computer is in the shop having the chipset fan fixed. The kids have been complaining that our old computer that they use for their ipods and general internet use was really slow. So with extra time on my hands I have been playing with it. They were not kidding, this beast does not MOVE, freezes, etc. I deleted quite a few old games, downloaded and ran Malwarebytes, ashampoo win optimizer, tuneup utilities, and uni blue from this site. defraged through tunup utilities and ashampoo, loaded microsoft IE 8 (was running 7, I think)

Am running windows xp home 2002 Service pack 2 on dell desktop

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I am ready to toss this puppy!

A:Older Dell Desktop Slower Than Slow! Please Help!

How much RAM is installed?

System model?

How much free space on C:? How large is C:?

Have you removed anything that really is not essential, as programs go? Such as toolbars?

<<...ashampoo win optimizer, tuneup utilities, and uni blue...>>

I would uninstall each of those programs, using Add/Remove Programs...then check system performance.

I further suggest that you remove the HJT log data from your original post (edit it) because leaving it posted will result in this being treated as a malware problem/situation...which may be inaccurate.


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I want to slap a couple pieces into a Dell Optiplex 745 desktop model to make it a bit more functional. Since it has no memory card reader and I've taken out the floppy drive, I wanted to use that floppy bay to put in a multi-card reader. How do I determine what will fit and work with the motherboard? I've seen a certain internal connector on many such readers which I don't think this motherboard can take.

Second, I want to swap out the DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive it has with a full DVD-RW drive. I know Dell PCs tend to lean towards proprietary parts though, does that extend to the optical drives? My eye is on the same brand Asus drive I put in my Gateway earlier this year which I've been very pleased with. For the record, this Dell takes SATA type drives so my guess is any modern SATA optical DVD drive should work, but I don't want to get burned on Dell's proprietary parts needs if it affects the optical drive too.

A:ungrading an older Dell- DVD-ROM and card reader

You could buy an external card reader with USB connector and you'll have no problems.

With the DVD/RW swap, you shouldn't have any problem, as well. Just make sure the jumpers match. If the old one is set to Master, the new one should be the same. The ribbon will be printed with the words Master and slave.

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Can I install WinXP Pro from older Dell laptop on to new Dell laptop?

I am using a Dell Inspiron 8200 right now and in order to save some money on my new Dell laptop, I'd like to order Home or MediaCenter with the new computer and then install WinXP Pro myself instead of paying the extra $119 to have them do it. I have a Reinstallation CD of WinXP Pro that came with the old Dell laptop; will I be able to use it to install WinXP Pro on my new one?


A:Can I install WinXP from older Dell laptop on to new Dell laptop?

probably not no. they are usually pretty good at stopping people install their restore discs onto different systems.

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My old (Dec.2003) Dimension 8300 was set up for a modem. It's running XP SP-3 but I haven't used it in a few years - would like to use it now if I could get it to run on my wifi at home. Anyone know if this is do-able?

Thanks for any thoughts!

A:upgrade older Dell Dimension 8300 to wifi?

You need a wi-fi card or USB dongle. Just make sure that it has drivers for XP.


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I have a dimension 2350 that I have updated to Windows 7.  I was told that I could use a Vista video driver run in compatability mode to get out of the vga basic 800 x 600. I have not found one yet...can anyone help.  I don't have a video is onboard..

A:Older Dell needs video driver for Vista/windows 7

 Have you gone to the Dell web site, put in your service tag, and looked there?  That would be the first place to look.  If you can't get one there, you could try  If neither of these works, you could always buy a cheap video card and use that.
Good luck.

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Have an older Dell xps running windows 7 and I need to order new operating system disk. In the past I have ordered disk from Dell and not sure if I can do the same for this system.
Thanks in advance.

A:getting replace OS Windows 7 disk from Dell for a older system

You can Download Windows 10 TH2 Installation Media and Clean Install with your Windows 7 OEM product key:

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I just received a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop for free and figured I can just get it back to nothing on it by formatting it and giving it to a friend. I have a windows XP Home OS install disc that I downloaded not too long ago, I used the very same install OS cd on a dell laptop and windows XP installed perfectly fine, and I went to Dell's website and downloaded all the drivers. Now with this Desktop, I put in the OS install CD, booted to the CD, of course the windows XP install screen came up. I deleted the old partition, created a new one, and began to install windows on it. The computer restarted and went into the installation screen. However, it freezes at 39minutes and then after about 15 min an error screen pops up. I just used the disc recently and can't figure out why it is stopping at that 39min screen?

So the next thing I tried was this: I also have an older OS upgrade cd of Windows XP home. I popped that in the drive and tried to install that way and it went perfectly fine. After windows xp loaded up, i went to download the drivers from Dell and that worked. But when I try to get the service packs from microsoft, it won't let me install them and an error comes up. Now why would those error messages come up? When i turned on automatic updates, the computer would not retrieve the updates from microsoft. I had to go to the site and do it manually, but I got an error message not allowing me to install the microsoft service packs (i tried service pack 1 a... Read more

A:Older Dell Desktop won't load windows XP properly?

I just received a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop for free and figured I can just get it back to nothing on it by formatting it and giving it to a friend. I have a windows XP Home OS install disc that I downloaded not too long ago, From where did you download the XP CD?

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Not sure if this is in the right category or not but here goes. The computer has been working fine until about 1/2 hour ago. The monitor goes VERY dim like in hibernation but will not 'relight'. If you reboot it comes on and works properly for about 5 minutes then goes dim again. The only way to get it back is to reboot. needless to say, this is a pretty useless way to have a computer. I appreciate your help.

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this is a dell 610  older unit .. windows xp .. I us it to program my race cars MSD control boxes ... The computer will start to open I will see the windows start screen and it will then go plank .. and after 5 mins  message pops up
insufficient system to start API .. I have tried ever mode and it do the same thing .. Originally I tried to down load some drives updates from dell and the computer would tell me the C drive to full .. ??? I have NO  files
NO documents   etc .. ??  

    Thanks .........

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I like to use two monitors which seems to be causing an issue with my new Dell XPS 8900. I got the new computer and monitor three days ago and came with a Nvidia gtx 745 video card. I hooked up the new 2316H monitor via hdmi and the older 2001fp via DVI-D. The older 2001fp seems to have lost the brightness and contrast selection from its menu. Since win 10 only sees it as a PnP monitor I assumed I needed to install the driver to gain access to a full menu.

While it was a cinch to find the driver online and download it win 10 refuses to install it. I tried the usual suspects i.e. device manager and the old control panel hardware settings, but neither succeeded. Window assures me they have the right driver installed (which absolutely cracks me up). I'm certain I am missing the obvious fix here, but it has been quite awhile since I played around installing drivers (remember 95B, I do) much less with a brand new OS.

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I have an older Dell desk top unit that requires a password to enter system, We do not know a password or forgotten.... Any suggestions? Thanks, Michael.

A:Older Dell desk top forgot password to enter system

Most Dell desktop systems have a jumper on the mainboard that clears the password (power off, remove jumper, power on, power off and replace the jumper).   On just about every Dell made in the last 15+ years it's the only jumper on the mainboard -  if you need more information, we'll need to know what model system you have.

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Hi, I am having a problem with an older Dell running XP. The owner of the computer bought Ascentive Proscan and installed it, and there is a toolbar in the add/remove programs that I can't get rid of. I uninstalled Ascentive, as well as Symantec and Norton, and already removed around 20 threats using Malwarebytes in safe mode as Administrator. I ran the latest version of Spybot, and it removed win32.banker.fgv, and BPS Performance Center malware. I also ran CCleaner. I rebooted and ran both Spybot and Malwarebytes and its coming up with nothing, but when I log in one of the owner accounts and try to run either Spybot or Malwarebytes, it can't even make it through the scan before the computer freezes and has to be unplugged. Here is the Hijackthis log.. any help would be appreciated.

A:older Dell running XP freezing, multiple threats removed I think

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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I have an old Dell laptop with Windows 98. A friend's son needs something to practice keyboarding on so I thought I would let them have this old laptop if the word processing software was loaded. I have MS Works Suite 2006 which came with Word 2002. It loaded fine but says it has to be registered or will only work 40 more times. The laptop has never been connected to the internet and I don't want to figure that out now (this boy will NOT be connecting to the net at their home so no point). Unless there's no other way to get this to work. Any suggestions? Thanks - Lynn

A:Registering older Works Suite 2006 on Win98 Dell laptop

If he just needs to practice typing, he doesn't need a full Works suite. Abiword version 2.4.6 works on Windows 98 and is free.

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Hi guys,

Dell Studio Laptop
Windows 7 64bit
4Gb Ram
Intel Core 2 Duo

An irregular BSOD, about once a month, always caused by ntoskrnl.exe - often when hibernating, but sometimes in the middle of something.


Kept windows up-to-date as far as I know!

Attached is the SF report.

Any suggestions on how to fix much appreciated!



A:irregular BSOD on older Dell Laptop. error 0x0000009f and 0x0000001a

Hello timsparks, Welcome to SF

First off if your OCing in anyway stop, return everything to stock settings for the purposes of testing

If you havent already, fill in your system specs so we know what we are dealing with
System Info - See Your System Specs

Make sure you have read the guide on asking for help with BSOD so you know what we need
And if necessary set your machine to create minidumps (Method 2 Step 2 is easiest IMO)
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Run some scans to check against virus or infection
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline

Run some basic hardware tests
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Disk Check (windows based check)
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure (bootable disk check)

Nothing conclusive in the dump files i would start with the virus checks and some hardware tests see how you get on
What is the keytweak program you have installed ?

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I have an old Win2k machine. I'm trying to get it to perform at it's best again. Mainly because it used to run video files in media player just fine, but now everything lags and skips. I want to make sure all bad stuff is gone before I upgrade the hardware. Thank you for your time.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:29:45 AM, on 12/5/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\GEARSEC.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXEC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin Bulldog Plus\upsd.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\ZipToA.exeC:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exeC:\WINNT\E... Read more

A:Hjt Log From An Older Computer

Hi sorakirei and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!The HijackThis log doesnt show anything malicious.Lets have a deeper look.Download WinPFind: Click the Zip Folder and Select "Extract All"Don't use it yetReboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)Here is a link on how to boot into Safe Mode: the WinPFind folder-> Doubleclick WinPFind.exe and Click "Start Scan"It will scan the entire System, so please be patientOne you see "Scan Complete"-> a log (WinPFind.txt) will be automatically generated in the WinPFind folderRestart Normal and have the PC Scanned here: Panda Active ScanYou will need to be using Internet Explorer for the Scan to workSave the Report it generatesPost back with a fresh HijackThis log and the reports from WinPFind and Panda

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Will this computer support winxp. It has 333mghz, 128 megs memory,and a 4.01gig hard drive. It is running win98se now, and works fine. Thanks much

A:xp on older computer

G'Day topdog, and welcome to TSF!


Will this computer support winxp. It has 333mghz, 128 megs memory,and a 4.01gig hard drive. It is running win98se now, and works fine. Thanks much

To answer your question in one word no, sorry.

The reasons that I say this are: Windows Xp o/s is RAM hungry, and I personally think that two other factors; namely, the CPU and HDD capacity are against you.
You would be far better off upgrading your entire system, and selling your current computer on eBay; keep it for a spare, or just stay as you are if the machine is functioning well.

If you decide to upgrade, take into account just what you want to do with the new machine, as this will determine what type of machine to buy.
You could buy each component separately and assemble it yourself, or purchase one that already has everything that you think you will need, including the o/s.
There are many good buys around at the moment as all computer suppliers/manufacturers are vying for business, but bear in mind that Microsoft? will be releasing their 'new generation' Windows? Vista? early in 2007; hence, the good deals that are on around the world.
So if you want to really take a "quantum leap" you could wait for this new release; that, of course, is entirely up to you.

I hope I've given you some 'food for thought'.

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i was given an older computer a panasonic busisness partners 1650 modle number. when i start the computer all i get is the c. echo off
i can not get thecomputer to allow me to do anything to start the computer or let me into the programs
I have found on the info when we first start the computer microsoft MS-Dos version 3.30 Please help!

A:older computer

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We have a HP Vectra VL6 series 7 computer....
It is 333 mhz....It will go up to 384 ram....we just put in another 128 to bring it up to 192ram....My question is : For looking around on ebay....with only 333 mhz will adding more ram to the max 384, help ebay pages to load any faster?

thank you for your time...

A:More Ram help this older computer?

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At work I have a PC w/an Athlon XP 1700 chip, 256 meg of ram, and a Radeon AGP w/64 meg memory video card runing Win XP Pro. So my gaming choices are somewhat limited. I've already played Quake 2 and Half-Life (and Opposing Force & Blue Shift). I like playing the FPS style games (single-player mode). So I'm wondering:

Is Counter-Strike single player or only multi-player? Is it free if I own Half-Life?

Is there a site that would list FPS games by release date year to year? Since I know Half-Life was released around 98, I could look for other games released around then that would probably run ok on my system.

Any suggestions for good FPS games that would run on my system would be appreciated. I'm looking into some of the Star-Wars games, also Halo, and Unreal seem to have good reps and might run ok.

Thanks much,

A:A Few Questions re: Older Games on an Older Machine

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I'm running on a Dell Dimension 4600 and want to burn a couple cds. I tried downloading a bunch of different burning software, but my drive was outdated every time. I was able to burn before, about a year or so ago. I've tried older versions of various software, but no luck.

A:Need older burning software for an older drive.

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Couple of months ago, i noticed that I the fan was a tad bit noisier than usual. I didn't really pay attention to it.

A week ago, when I turned on the computer it gave me a message "something like the fan has stopped. Press F1 to continue and there was another option and then something else."

I've tried cleaning the fan and the rest of the computer but to no avail. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Are computer fans replaceable or should I go to a repair store?

A:The fan on my older computer is malfunctioning

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I just put a new MB and PS in an older Gateway computer. It's the small desktop Illusions computer in a flex case. I'm doing this for a friend, as usual. Anyway, I also had to put a different HD in the computer because the old one also went at the same time as everything else. I had a Seagate 60GB here that came from an old compaq. It was working and has already been formatted. I decided to put Windows XP on it instead of ME that was on it before. When I put the XP disk in and get the message do I want to boot from CD, I hit enter and it goes through the loading drivers etc. Then it says starting windows, but then shuts off and starts all over from the beginning again. What am I doing wrong??

A:Rebuilding older computer

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I want to connect an older tv to my desk top. I don't know if I have a vga connection on my t.v. how do I connect?

A:how to connect older t.v. to my computer

Are you trying to hook up a TV or a monitor (CRT)?

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Working on older computer from spare parts, where do i plug in the wire's? ( POWER SW, H.D.D.LED, POWER LED,RESET SW)from the face plate of the computer. thanks mike in vegas

A:wiring older computer

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My mom is using an older Dell. It is one of the slimline models, so I did what I could with it.

i845G motherboard
Pentium 4 2.66 GHz (Northwood)
1.125 PC2100 DDR SDRAM
128MB Geforce FX5200 PCI

The motherboard would probably run a 3.06GHz P4C, but I don't know that it meets the higher TDP required by that CPU. I don't want to blow the MOSFETs or something. The BIOS also lacks the ability to enable HT. Can't put a better GPU both because the PC lacks a PCIE/AGP slot and because it has only a 180W PSU.

Windows 7 runs pretty well. Aero is functional with no glitches. I do, however, find that Adobe Flash content generally causes the computer to have trouble.

I've heard Windows 7 can be crippled by only 1GB of RAM, but I don't know how true that is. I used to run an Athlon 64 X2 4000+ and Phenom X4 9750 on 1GB of RAM, and they worked fine; they had significantly higher memory bandwidth and were far superior CPUs, though.

Is it possible to make this PC run any better than it does? It IS ten years old, so the fact it runs Windows 7 remotely well is amazing.

A:Windows 7 on an older computer.


The biggest issue you're experiencing that's causing the slowdown is the aero effects in general. I've had Ultimate running on a machine with 768MB of memory and it ran fine until it got to flash content. Try disabling transparency and see if it helps improve your flash performance.

Click Computer then System Properties > Advanced System Settings > Performance and un-check Enable Transparent Glass and Enable Desktop Composition. Alternatively you could just try a basic theme.

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Slow computer. I can't open half of the programs. It was my grandparents and they barely use it. It has so many issues that I think hijackthis will fix. Any suggestions? Seems to be a lot of unneccary things, and this verizon online updater always tries to start when the computer starts, but i can't even open the program without the program freezing. This thing is so old.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:11:28 AM, on 12/31/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\... Read more

A:Grandparents computer seems older than them?

also everytime you try to shut down the computer, CACCP or CCACP whatever its called stays open and it says that its making the computer not shut down and you have to hit end process

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I have an old Fujitsu Sylistic 5112 Tablet PC and am thinking about upgrading it to Win 8. It only has 4GB of ram (the max it takes). Should I go ahead and do a 64bit install or just 32bit.

the processor is: intel mobile core 2 duo u7700.



A:Upgrading Older computer to Win 8

As it is abit old use x32, but first check for all the drivers on the Fujitsu web site.

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Hello, everyone.

I have a spare tower that is free for use, and I was thinking of trying to use it as a media device on my TV (games, movies, pictures, music, etc). The problem is this: the TV is an older CRT TV. It has multiple sets of RCA hook-ups, and it has an S-Video connector in the back.

Right now, I stream media to my Xbox 360 over my wireless network using the uShare UPnP Server in Ubuntu, but this tends to slow down the Internet. I figure the better option would be to use this spare tower for multimedia, but I do not know what I would need. I do not want to purchase anything until I know what I need, if this is possible.


1) Is this possible?
2) If it is possible, what kind of cable/converter would I need for video and audio?

Unfortunately, I only have a graphics card which has a VGA connector.

Thanks for any input on this.

Take care.

A:Is it possible to hoook up a computer to an older TV?

Just get a video card with S-Video support.

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Good evening! I have an older computer and have notived that it is getting terribly slow. Recently I got a networm virus but assumed that I got it removed. I know very little about computers(except for what I have learned along the way). I have viewed the computer slow post and have got down to installing the autorun program. That is where I am stuck I do not know what should be on auto start and what shouldn't. Or if this is even my problem. Any help would be appreciated.

What info would anyone need to help me out?

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I register especially registered to here to ask that should I install windows 7 on my older computer, which at the moment lacks of speed. It usually crashes if there is 3 tabs or more running on the same time. Temperatures stay pretty cool also, so no problem there.

Specs are about this:

~200MB ATI Radeon
About 2Ghz Processor (i think)

It is package computer from HP bough on 2005. It runs on Windows XP Media Center. Also, if I would install windows 7 on it, can it be installed on the same partition to save the older files and pretty important documents?

Any experience on these? Im afraid that my RAM does not cover the needed specs for Win7.

A:Windows 7 on older computer?

Even if it's possible to run Windows 7 on your system (considering your deficiency in RAM, among other things) it would be a very difficult process that would probably cause you more problems and frustration than pleasure. I think you're better off not installing Windows 7 and saving yourself a lot of aggravation.

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i acquired a computer that my girlfriends brother built about 5 years ago, i use it for my work computer that doubles as a cash register. i popped it open to check things out (crazy dusty!!) and noticed that the Ram slot (i think they are the Ram slots) weren't all filled. now i use this computer for the internet and my accounting program and it isn't actually terrible as far as speed goes, but it isn't good either. so i am guessing it would take an older type of Ram (i don't know it you could even still buy it).

i am just wondering where i look to find out what type of Ram and what type of motherboard i have and all the info i would need to look into this further.

i apologize for the newb question (really i do), but i have to start somewhere i guess, right.

A:Solved: Want to add Ram to older computer, how do i know which to get?

Go here to Crucial Memory, let the scanner install and you will be shown guaranteed compatible memory for your system, and also how much your system will hold.

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Hi there,I've just about had it. I've been to several website to help me find ways to speed up my Dimension 2400. It's slow to boot up, it's slow to open applications and while using the application (this even freezes as I type), and it's slow to shut down. This pre-work process before posting here literally took me over a day.I've ran virus scans adware scans, malware scans, I've removed programs (some won't remove thmemselves) and discontinued services....and it's still running slower than molasses. I have some questions about multiple entries in the HJT log, but I"m afraid that I'll mess us something I should have (like software for the Logitech cordless mouse/keyboard). ANY info to beat this thing is very much appreciated.Other info...initially, I had McAfee running on this computer, but since I got AVG, I disabled the software and servicesLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:22:41 PM, on 11/29/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEX... Read more

A:Slooooow Xp On Older Computer

Hello bluefootedbooby,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.


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A frend mad the move to Mac.He gave me his old monitor, an HP LP3065c
I have an older Dell computer, and the monitor plugs are not the same as on my Dell.
Question: Do I need a new video card compatible with the HP, or is there a converter that will make the connection?

A:New Monitor Older Computer

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Hey! Here's my problem. I have an older computer 200 mhz, 32MB Ram, 1.6 GB HD. The problem is that I fdisked the HD, because I had a 300MB installed previously. Anyway, I fdisked the 1.6GB HD, and reformatted it. But, when I went to reformat it, it will only format up to 504MB. I don't understand why this is! I have heard it is something about enabling LBA. So, my questions is: how can I enable LBA. Do I have to flash the bios? If so, how do I go about doing so? Please help

A:HD LBA enabling on older computer

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I have an older Dell Laptop on which I used XP for years. When 7 came out the MS test said I couldn't run 7 but I installed it anyhow. It runs just fine without the fancy graphic effects but the screen is distorted so that everything is just a little stretched widthwise. Is there any workaround that would allow me to see things they way they'd appear if there were a better driver?

A:Screen on older computer

Right click on your desktop, select screen resolution, and tell is what the numbers say. Eg. 1280x768. What is the make and model number?

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I need some suggestions on a modem and
sound card for a Digital Pentium(75mHz)with 24mb of RAM. I inherited the machine from a friend and am trying to get a basic setup for internet access for my kids. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

A:Inherited an older computer.

On Modems make sure that you get a hardware modem not a softmodem. Soft modems use the cpu to help them function. US robotics makes about the best modem around. There are plenty of other brands out there but US robotics is the best.

Sound card. I like the sound blaster live Value the best. You can get them online or at some local computer stores for around $45.00 in a white box.

You can and I have bought cheaper no name brands. But many times these things can lead to problems with no support or crummy drivers.

This space for rent.

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I have two older computers...maybe 2/3 years old. How do I find out if they are capable of wireless hook-up? In the Control Panel, there is a listing for wireless setup wizard. Does this mean I'm set to go or is it included with any XP setup? I have a new laptop that is currently "borrowing" my neighbours signal byt I want to get my own setup.
Thanks, GrannyGizz

A:older computer capabillity

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I have an up-to-date computer running Windows 7 and which has every conceivable jack/port you could imagine, and I want to stream video to my TV. Unfortunately, it's older and only has the RCA inputs (from the red, yellow, and white plugs) and an S-video port. That's it. Is there a way to combine cables or use a converter to stream, or is it a hopeless cause with this TV?

A:Streaming from computer to older TV - how?


Not sure about this particular shop, but you can get an adapter like this to allow you to connect. We use one at work for an older model projector.

Good luck!

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop (I know it's older but just humor me please) and it will not turn on at all nor will the battery charge. The battery indicator light just blinks orange a few times then green once. If anyone has ever come across this problem and knows how to fix it please let me know. The computer is being given to a friend of mine's daughter who needs it for college until she can afford one. I have tried other sites but they want $40 before they will tell me what's wrong or even where to start!

A:older computer problems

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On my other computer it is currently running Vista and is very unstable.

This is partly because it only has 1GB of ram and I cannot afford to upgrade it at the moment and I was wondering whether anyone could tell me if they think that Windows 7 would run better on this amount of RAM as I seem to remember a few years ago that Vista is Very RAM/Resource hungry and I am sure that Win7 is a lot better when it comes to these things.

Maybe even putting XP on would be an option as it is too unstable to use to any extent and also locks up every other time i use it and also takes way too long to do anything.

Any ideas/information regarding this will be great.

The system is an eMachines E4252 if you need to look at the specs as I am not 100% sure what it has inside.

A:Should I move to win 7 with my older computer

Windows 7 will definitely run faster and more stable than Windows Vista. 1 gig ram is enough for it to run smoothly but you might want to disable some of the visual effects. Windows XP will run even faster than Win 7.

I hated Vista when I had it on my old PC that had only 1gig of ram.

Here are the requirements for Windows 7.

-1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

-1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

-16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

-DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

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Hi everybody. I have an old system that I dug out of my basement and fixed over thanksgiving weekend. It's specifications are as follows:

AMD K-2 400 mHz processor

512 megabytes PC100 RAM

40 gigabyte hard drive

CD-R drive, Floppy Drive

Integrated graphics (terrible)

Windows XP Home SP2 (updated)

I was wondering what software there is (Antivirus, Instant Messaging, media players, indexing services, email programs, etc...) that would run well and without any performance slowdowns on my machine. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

A:Software for an older computer

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This may be just gripeing, but I just need confirmation.. So that when hubby argues with me I got confirmation.. out of 4 computers in the house, 3 are being upgraded, one is too old and just can't upgrade. That one is my old labtop. But, I am budgeted for a new one in January.. Hubby is getting the "good old Betsy"..

But, from the wording when looking at the homegroup, "Old Betsy" can't play with the other computers anymore.. Happily that did not kill the internet.. I think the worst for my husband will be no printer.. Using a thumb drive to move files will be difficult to teach him, but even transfering through network to different folders would be hard to teach him.

So is this true.. No networking for anything not W7?

A:networking to older computer..

No Not true at all

Although homegroup can only be used for windows 7 only networks, the new OS does have full backwards compatibility, and has been made to comunicate with windows workgroups as old as Windows 2000 - Xp or Vista are no problem

If you have an existing network set up and add a windows 7 machine then it is not too much work to add the new system.

In your case you should have a Homegroup network with the Windows 7 systems plus a workgroup connection to connect to the older unit - printing is also supported

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The computer is a Pentium II at about 300 or 350 mhz I believe. I was asked by the owner if replacing the current 4.5 gig hard drive with a new 120 gig unit would be ok. He's interested in either a 40 gig, an 80 gig or the 120, but he's leaning towards the 120. Would a 40 gig drive be easier for that machine to handle than a 120 gig drive, or wouldn't it really matter? And what about memory? Currently the unit has about 256 meg I believe--running win98. Would going to a larger capacity drive require more memory to run efficiently?

A:New hard drive for older computer...

The maximum hard drive supported depends on the motherboard and the BIOS revision. Find out what motherboard it is, go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest BIOS. See the release notes/revision information for any hints about hard drive sizes.

137GB is a definite limit to your hard drive size. 32GB and 64GB are two other limits you may have. I would think anything below 32GB will work.

Some hard drives have a special jumper that restricts the drive size to 32GB. Make sure you get one of those.

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ive had this computer for a while (2000) but havn't used it for at least a year

amd k6 500mhz
asus p5a motherboard (pretty sure its defiantly an asus and the pictures i can find are the same)
not sure the manufaturer but the power supply says max on it and its a 250w that i have replaced the fan in (only cause the other power supply that i sacrificed to get a fan was only a 185w ps out of a hp computer that was given to me and didnt work)
ati radeon 7000 64mb agp 2x/4x
2 cd roms (one burner one only cds (no dvd drives))(ide2)
2 hds (1 seagate 13g and one western digital 8.6g)(ide 1)
and one floppy drive
a cheapo "surround sound" sound card
dlink nic card
extra case fan in top blowing up and away from ps and chip
mem 1 stick 128 mb pc 133 (also have tried 64mb pc100 and something i cant remember what it is)
i have taken parts out of it that friends needed (modem, nic, sound card, etc) and had at one time planned on messing around with it for over clocking etc instead of using the computer i use constantly and accidentally killing it

any way never did that but bought some hardware at the time (the ati card, some memory, a semi cheapo sound card) the hardware as stated above is what is installed right now
now im trying to make it run and give it to my girlfriends mother so she can check her email etc.
the problem is....

when i turn it on the monitor gets no signal the fans kick on, the power light stays constant (cant remember if thats normal) i get no be... Read more

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Hi, I am helping someone get their computer on the net. It was on the net a couple of years ago and was fine but as it is an older computer, I think that updating the current security software to the modern versions may cause some problems with insufficient RAM. (My own computer has 512mb and is running slower since I updated the security software, I imagine the problems will be worse with the older computer.)

Any suggestions? Is there any security software with lower memory usage that is as good?

Any help would be appreciated.

The computer specs are:
1Ghz with 256mb memory
Win XP Pro SP2

Running security software:
AVG Free
Spybot Search and destroy
Win Patrol

A:Internet security for an older computer.

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I'm trying to install windows 8 since my older computer passes the requirements, but i've ran into a problem finding a program to let me flash the iso image onto a usb drive. I cannot use DISKPART from the command prompt since windows XP does not recognize a usb drive as a disk, and I cannot use the program that microsoft has specifically provided for windows 7 as it will not run on my computer.

What i'd like to know is if there is anyway I can flash the iso image onto my usb drive and make it bootable so I can give windows 8 a try.

Thanks in advance

Edit: Sorry, didn't realize there was a windows 8 forum until after I posted this.

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Thanks for your help in advance.  I dusted off an old computer I had. Tied to install servicepack 3 for microsoft but it keeps crashing (will either blue screen or keep restarting itself) then i will have to restore and take off the service pack.  It is very slow!!!! opening an internet page, startup, shutdown, oropening a program. in order for me to use it i must start in safe mode with networking! also i think it jams the internet when it freezes and I cannot get on the internet on myother devices (laptop,cellphone,tablet)
Thanks so much

A:Trying to clean an older computer with issues!

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So an older coworker of mine has this old computer. She wanted me to fix it because it was showing weird prompts and some other issues. When I first got it I had noticed that AVG 2013 was installed and had to then proceed to install the 2015 version so everything was up-to-date and then I was going to start my normal "fix-it" procedures... But this is where things got weird pretty quickly... AVG 2015 wouldn't properly install because the default Administrator account didn't have WRITE access to the \SOFTWARE\ area in the registry... I was able to give access to myself and install AVG but thats when I noticed that the battle wasn't over...
To start... The Product Key that was used to install windows is fraudulent i guess.. She bought this computer in 2009 and it hasn't seen an update since then. Its currently running Windows XP SP2. I tried getting SP3 to install but like i said, its a bad Product Key and therefore not a genuine copy of Windows XP.... even though she bought it from the store?.. idk.
Anyway. Chrome works just fine on that machine but IE6 (not a typo) works... semi-fine (it will NOT connect to, it will connect to anything else though..) 
AVG will NOT update at all. It claims that it cannot connect to the update server, but I can connect to the internet.
Malwarebytes WILL connect to their update servers and connect just fine. I ran a scan and it found a few malware applications and pups and I removed them.
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A:Older Computer - Crippled by possible virus

I guess I cant modify and attach the file but heres the Addition File from FRST scan.
*** EDIT ***
Ok... Guess i cant attach any file...?
anyway, heres the contents:

Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x86) Version: 21-06-2015
Ran by Administrator at 2015-06-20 23:50:04
Running from C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Downloads
Boot Mode: Normal
==================== Accounts: =============================

Admin (S-1-5-21-436374069-1078145449-725345543-1003 - Administrator - Enabled) => %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Admin
Administrator (S-1-5-21-436374069-1078145449-725345543-500 - Administrator - Enabled) => %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator
Guest (S-1-5-21-436374069-1078145449-725345543-501 - Limited - Disabled)
HelpAssistant (S-1-5-21-436374069-1078145449-725345543-1000 - Limited - Disabled)
SUPPORT_388945a0 (S-1-5-21-436374069-1078145449-725345543-1002 - Limited - Disabled)

==================== Security Center ========================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)

AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015 (Enabled - Out of date) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

==================== Installed Programs ======================

(Only the adware programs with "hidden" flag could be added to the fixlist to unhide them. The adware programs should be uninstalled manually.) (HKLM\...\com.... Read more

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After a miserable experience with a pre-built computer having a plethora of BSOD's and freezes that could not be diagnosed, I built a new computer about a week ago. Everything in it is brand new and checked for compatibility except the Graphics Card which is being replaced with the 1070 once it releases. The one currently in it is an old GTX 660 EVGA SC.

Anyways, it's been fine and dandy, I've been monitoring all temps/voltages and everything is going alright, except I encountered my first BSOD today and it terrified me (not again!!!!)

What I was doing at the time of the BSOD was opening Overwatch for the first time after a new patch, and also opening EVGA Precision X (I use the EVGA fan profile for Overwatch because it's a GPU killer) My screen froze and the feeling I know all too well perked up, yep, another Blue Screen.

The error identifier was:


Which I've determined is commonly related to GPU driver issues, however, I thought I'd be extra careful while I'm in my 30 day return period and see if this is an actual issue. It appears that the issue was caused by DirectX.

I've uploaded the debugging files as asked and have attached them below

Is this something to be concerned about, or is it likely just a buggy driver release some weird interaction caused by Overwatch Startup and EVGA Precision X startup coinciding?

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I'm not sure if this goes here or where. Anyway, I'm trying to build a computer from some components I took from older computers and just got a motherboard to install them. I'm using a MSI k8n neo4 mb with an amd 3800+ processor. I have the processor & heatsink already installed. My question is about the front panel connectors. Is there a certain way they should fit. In other words, is one end pos. and the other neg.? I have done this a long time ago and don't remember. Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: building older computer

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I installed Windows 7 on my aunt's P4A 2.8 GHz PC with 768 MB RAM and a GeForce FX5200. It runs fairly well as of now, and all the apparent drivers are taken care of.

The computer is running on the 865PE chipset, for which I see no Windows 7 drivers. I know Windows 7 comes with some drivers to function on older hardware - I successfully used a Duron 800 with 512MB RAM and onboard video because of this once - but I don't know that the PC is performing optimally. Would installing XP drivers in compatibility mode be a wise choice?

A:Older computer running Windows 7.

I think that drivers for XP will not helps you.

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Has anyone managed to whip up an update or something to make windows7 compatible with older P4 computers by any chance?


A:Graphics Card AGP older computer (p4)

Windows 7 runs perfectly on my dual P4 3.4Ghz machine...

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I have a Dell 8400 that I purchased Aug. '04 running WinXP. The monitor on it just died, and since I just got a new laptop a few months ago, I don't really want to spring for a new PC also right now. I know it's old, but it works just fine for us. I just need to get a new monitor, but I have no idea how "backwards compatible" the new flat screen monitors are. We use the computer for email and simple home office duties mostly, with some photo storage, so no need for anything super high-intensity as far as video quality goes. Will there be only certain types of monitors that will work with my system? I need a little help figuring out what I need. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

A:Solved: need new monitor for older computer

They are very well backwards compatible. As long as they have a VGA connector, or you have a DVI to VGA adapter, just about any monitor you can grab from anywhere will work.

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I'm in the process of setting up a vintage 1999 HP Vectra. I'm going to be using to in my living room strictly as an Internet access device, basically Firefox and nothing else. To that end I've stripped it down, I have no background programms running and have eliminated every unnecessary service. The system has a 400Mhz processor and ~160MB of RAM.

Now I am looking for recommendations for an antivirus program that's effective but has as little impact on system resources (especially CPU) as possible. Running linux isn't an option as other family members who'll be using this sytem don't like for now it's XP Home with SP2.

A:need an antivirus program for an older computer

Personally Id use Avg..

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I'd have to have as many scans done as possible on the computer since the computer has been used for years by several people and has problems.  eg.  Can't reinstall Service Pack 2, lots of errors showing up in Event Viewer.  I'd like to eventually upgrade the computer to Windows 7.
I didn't receive an addition.txt.
Thank you.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:05-03-2016 01
Ran by Melinda Yakich (administrator) on YAKICH (28-03-2016 18:11:16)
Running from C:\Users\Melinda Yakich\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Melinda Yakich (Available Profiles: Melinda Yakich)
Platform: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X86) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 9 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\SLsvc.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(Andrea Electronics Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\AERTSrv.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\ehome\ehrecvr.exe
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A:Need Scans Done--Older Computer with Several Users

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to a new file.


cmd: netsh winsock reset catalog

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: [ProxySettingsPerUser] <======= ATTENTION (Restriction - ProxySettings)
ProxyEnable: [.DEFAULT] => Proxy is enabled.
ProxyServer: [.DEFAULT] => http=
AutoConfigURL: [.DEFAULT] => http=
Winsock: Catalog9 11 %windir%\system32\vsocklib.dll No File
Winsock: Catalog9 12 %windir%\system32\vsocklib.dll No File
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-3767507623-1024998872-888413707-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
Toolbar: HKLM - No Name - {381FFDE8-2394-4F90-B10D-FC6124A40F8C} - No File
Toolbar: HKU\S-1-5-21-3767507623-1024998872-888413707-1000 -> No Name - {472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825} - No File
Toolbar: HKU\S-1-5-21-376... Read more

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Hey all,
I just finally got around to upgrading my 8 yr old Dell B130 Laptop to running Windows 7.
The monitor only displays at 1024x768(max) and is stretched left-right. I'd like to find a driver that would
correct this stretching issue as well as offer some higher resolutions that I once had.

I installed the Intel tool to check and find updates for a Win7 driver but none were found.
I downloaded a Vista driver for the Monitor, but this did not want to install.


Motherboard Name - Dell Inspiron 1300/B120/B130
CPUID CPU Name - Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz

RAM Total - 2039 MB
North Bridge - Mobile Intel Alviso-G i915GM(S)/910GML
South Bridge: - Intel 82801FBM ICH6-M

BIOS Type - Phoenix
BIOS Version - A09
System BIOS Date - 06/29/06
Video BIOS Date - 11/14/03

Device Description - Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Chip Type - Intel(r)915GM/910ML/915MS Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS
Video Adapter - Intel 82910GML/915GM(S) Graphics Controller 0
Thanks for any help offered!


A:Newer Driver for an older computer!

Hi ... To old for Windows 7 Drivers ... Best you can do is try and Install a Driver for the Graphics ...

Try Install it in Compatibly mode ...
Product Support | Dell US

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I plan on downloading Windows 7 online soon from the school district I work for. I will put it on a 7-year-old Acer Aspire E380 that is currently running Vista Home Premium. I have a few questions before I start:

1. I've used Microsoft's online upgrade utility to confirm that my system meets Window 7's basic requirements. Is there anything else I should be aware of concerning compatibility on an older computer like this? I've seen discussions online about drivers not working, etc.

2. Do I have to turn off the firewall and antivirus program (Norton) before I start loading the OS?

3. Will the download remove the software currently on the computer?

Thanks much for your help.

A:Downloading Windows 7 onto an older computer

How will you get back to Vista if Windows 7 doesn't work to your liking? Of if someday you want to restore it to pretty much the way it was new? If you are counting on the Recovery Partition and haven't yet made a set of Recovery DVDs you should do that now; after installing another OS you will not be able to boot to the Recovery partition.

Will the download remove the software currently on the computer?Click to expand...

No, it just copies the file(s) the same as any other download. Then you install you will have two choices. The best is "custom," which is a "clean" install. If you instead use the "upgrade" option I would certainly uninstall any security applications before beginning.

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ive got a desktop Dell at my house that I just got from a friend and cant do anything on it without the computer freezing up on me. thank you for the help

A:older computer with multiple infections. Help plz

Hi,Can you try this please? Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished... Read more

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I have a Dell latitude D630 - about 7 years old running windows xp sp2. it is running very slow and I need help cleaning it up please.

Hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:07:08 PM, on 9/15/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2\bin\defragTaskBar.exe
C:\Program Files\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
C:\Program Files\PayPal Payment Request Wizard\QB US edition\OEHook.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2\bin\aDefragService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:older computer slowed down need help cleaning up

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Hi there.

Need some help as am learning how to fix things.

Am trying to restablish an older computer after its original motherboard had problems. I purchased a 2nd hand board (details below), and am having problems with its display. Fans are spinning, power is working etc, but no visual response. No beeping can be heard.

I havent bothered putting in the hard drive yet, its blank, and unused anyway, and im trying to establish whether the basics will work. E.g. Booting into BIOS options.

The screen does not respond, and I have now tried 3 different screens to double check. The Motherboard has built in graphics, so to test if the built in card is shagged, I plugged a working graphics card in and still nothing.

Any tips?

CPU - AMD Anthlon 64bit
MB - MSI K9NBPM2-FID (contains inbuilt Graphics card)
GC - Geoforce 7600 GT

A:No display when setting up older computer

So you are trying to test your pc in a basic state, to prove the motherboard is stable.
If the m'board has built-in (integrated) graphics, normally a good guide to that, is the blue VGA socket on the board. To be sure the pc is using that output, the usual way is to;
1) Enable integrated graphic option in the BIOS, and;
2) Remove any graphic cards from either AGP or PCI-E slots.
That should force the pc to use the integrated graphics, via the VGA socket.
Hope that helps.

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I was wondering....

What is the best type of video card that I can get for my computer? It is a little older but here are the specs and the current video card that I have:

Intel Celeron Processor 650mhz
255mbs of ram
nvidia geforce4 mx 420 pci

I have checked the hp website and I don't think I can add anymore ram to my motherboard.

One last thing, I know this particular computer is older but I am looking for the best video card it can take,

If you can't help, please don't respond.

A:Looking for the best video card for my older computer..

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I have my mother's computer. When she passed away I obtained it, so it isn't in any way new. She only used it on a very limited basis but some of the programs were installed by my brother-in-law (more of a techie than any of us) and so I am wary of deleting anything that I did not install.

Having said that, I have had the computer long enough and done enough with it that it has REALLY gotten bogged down. I have started cross-words puzzles during lags and half completed them before being able to continue with what I was working on. It's a good thing I have a BOOK of them. I am not exaggerating, though that is a tendency of mine.

I did a search on CPU 100% and slow computer posts and followed some of the directions that were posted for those users. That did allow the computer to start up more quickly but there is still lag in several of the programs and my games are constantly being cited as "out of sync" with the servers - an annoying occurrence. Also, I know that much of that advice was specifically tailored to what was revealed about THEIR computers and not necessarily applicable to mine. Still, it was at least a place to start.

I am seeking specific advice on the following:
(a) CAN I GET RID OF SOME OF THE INSTALLED PROGRAMS OR UPDATES - or what are they needed for? Like do I really need Bonjour?
Conexant AC-Link Audio?
GPL Ghostscript Lite?
HP User guides?
Microsoft .NET Extender / Framework 1.0 Hotfix
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A:Slower, a little older computer... excessive lag

Was that too much for someone to handle? Maybe it was too much to ask...

Now my computer is lagging MORE and CPU usage is often back up to 100%. Among the processes running it seems to be firefox.exe and plungin-container.exe using most of the memory at any given time.

When I play one of the simple facebook games (Treasure Isle, for instance) CPU usage peaks and STAYS at 100%... lags... and nothing else runs either.


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I pulled my old computer out of the  closet to clean it up and get my files off of it and get rid of bugs. So it is running extremely slow but I managed to dowload malwarebytes and  found only about 15 things. I also have Mcafee and msn protection that comes w/ the software. btw. i'm not sending this msg. on the old computer as its pretty difficult to do anything.
so where is a good place to start? thanks

A:overall cleanup of older computer w/ bugs

Since Malwarebytes found 15 items I would suggest posting a topic in the Am I Infected forum.
Malwarebytes creates a log when a scan is run, this can be found by opening Malwarebytes and click on the Logs tab.  You should post this so that those helping you will know what was found.
If you ran the short Malwarebytes scan you should update Malwarebytes and run the long scan.
Once the malware has been cleaned from this computer you can post another topic to address other possible reasons why this computer is running slow.

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My computer is older and running slowly. When checking running processes, far more than would seem normal are running. Any help to clean this up a bit would be appreciated.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Susie Hunt at 12:16:23 on 2011-11-21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.129 [GMT -6:00]
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
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A:Older computer running slow

Hi,Please do the following:Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:Link 1 Link 2 VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop * IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures. Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\C... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron 2200 still running XP that has an administrator account, as well as a guest account (where the important docs I need are stored). It has a faulty DC jack, and I plan on having it recycled due to the fact the repair would cost more than the computer is worth. If I remove the hard drive and put it in a USB housing, would I be able to access the info stored under the guest account without any problems?

A:Older computer with separate user accounts


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Hi everyone and Happy Holidays.
I just gave an eldrerly couple my old Compaq persario computer. It was a 10Gig. They want to learn the computer and play games. I do not have the processor size in front of me but it has a decent amount of ram.

I loaded it with games for them. However a few of the games are newer larger games and run sluggish. such as Titanic, ravenherst, mahjdomino etc. The smaller games run fine. I am wondering if I went out and got them an external hardrive and dumped all of the games into that, would the computer be able to handle the larger games better?

Also when I sat down to this computer half hour ago it began to give a low tone sort of alarm or something. Short low tone. Does anyone have a clue???? I use Avira anti virus. I didn't find anything on that unless I overlooked it.

Thanks for any help.

A:Older computer and external hard drive

make model of the PC
How much memory
What version of windows
how much free space left
it may be overheating alarm, is it like a siren

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Ok so my problem is that whenever I put in my pny 9800gt 1gb (this specific one doesn't need it's own power cable) it just plain out doesn't work properly. Ok so here in order is what happens.

1. Place 9800gt in slot so far so good.
2. Turn on pc still going good.
3. Now here's where everything falls apart the fan cuts on and the graphic card makes this little rev up noises. The little rev ups happen like 6 times then stop then the pc finally boots up completely. The fan on the card continues to spin normally this entire time.

Ok while I can hear that my pc has come on nothing on the monitor appears and so I'm forced take out the vga cable (converted to dvi with a add on) and plug it into my built in chip to even see the screen. So after that I obviously go look in cpu-z as well as device manager and it only picks up on the built in 6150se chip.

I already tried disabling the 6150 as well as just completely uninstalling it but still the same problem.

Here's the specs of my system. If you need anything else to evaluate the problem just ask and I'll try to provide as much as I can as I'd like to fix this problem.

I'd like to add that that my power supply is a Antec EA 500 and this is a Emachine t3616.

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I am looking for these two drivers missing

I tried every thing but not find for W7 ... for WinXP already found so please help to get for W7

A:Video and Audio driver in older computer for W7

nobody help me ... plz

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I have tried to get my optical mouse to work on my older computerwith an adapter. It hooks up ok But the computer does not recognize it. Does it make a difference if one is a serial mouse or a ps2 mouse? Thanks for any help.

A:I can't get my optical mouse to work on my older computer

i'll assume ( since you didn't post what type of mouse is it) that is a USB optical mouse and you connected to the computer via a USB to PS2 adaptor . Try a different adaptor is you can. Also might be that the PS/2 connector is the problem ( as in might have some pins bend or covered). On the other hand if you are using a USB to Serial port adaptor well that's the problem. Only the PS/2 will work with the optical mouse

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I finally solved the major part of my computer noise problem on my two-year-old AMD 1Ghz T-Bird box. The Zalman CNPS3100-Plus, a funky looking copper flower heatsink along with a 92mm fan that spins at only 1500rpm really is amazing. What a relief, Iím sorry I did not get around to installing it sooner, like two years sooner. Now the loudest component is the 40GB Maxtor.

Now I want to get a PCI TV Tuner card that will be compatible with my older equipment.
Anyone have practical advice as to what brand of card to buy? Something in the $50 price range would be great.

Operating System Windows XP Professional and RH8
OS Service Pack None
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000 (IE 6.0 - Windows XP)
Computer Name POOZLER (XP)
CPU Type AMD Athlon-PECM, 1009 MHz (5 x 202)
Motherboard Name Asus A7V133 (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 1 AMR,3 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8363A Apollo KT133A
System Memory 256 MB (PC133 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Medallion (04/23/02)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (64 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
Audio Adapter Creative SB PCI128 (Ensoniq ES1370)
Sound Card
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor 5T040H4(40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra ATA 100)
Optical Drive MATSHITA CD-ROM CR-585 (24x CD-ROM)

A:Need advice for buying PCI TV TUNER for older computer...

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Hey all I have an older PC and i think it is starting to go on me. It often crashes when booting. sometimes i get a bsod some times not. I have just reainstalled.

PS. one of the ddr3 ram channels is bad and will crash if there is ram in there (there isnt currently).

A:Older computer occasionally crashes when booting.

It appears your HDD may be failing.

If you see NtfsExceptionFilter on the stack then the 2nd and 3rd
parameters are the exception record and context record. Do a .cxr
on the 3rd parameter and then kb to obtain a more informative stack
Arg1: 00000000001904fb
Arg2: fffff880032a6268
Arg3: fffff880032a5ac0
Arg4: fffffa8007d3ad66

0: kd> .cxr fffff880032a5ac0
rax=0000000000000000 rbx=fffffa8007d39830 rcx=0000000000000002
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=0000000000000001 rdi=fffffa8007d37bb0
rip=fffffa8007d3ad66 rsp=fffff880032a64a0 rbp=fffff8800123e8c4
r8=fffffa8006d2a450 r9=fffffa8007d39870 r10=0000000000000000
r11=0000000000000002 r12=fffffa8007d6c8f0 r13=0000000000000001
r14=fffffa8007d37bb0 r15=fffff880032a6740
iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na po nc
cs=0010 ss=0018 ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00010246
fffffa80`07d3ad66 ff ???
0: kd> kb
*** Stack trace for last set context - .thread/.cxr resets it
RetAddr : Args to Child : Call Site
fffff8a0`001f9950 : fffff880`0123e858 fffff880`032a6520 fffffa80`07d39830 fffffa80`07d39b30 : 0xfffffa80`07d3ad66
fffff880`0123e858 : fffff880`032a6520 fffffa80`07d39830 fffffa80`07d39b30 fffffa80`07d39b30 : 0xfffff8a0`001f9950
fffff880`0123629b : fffffa80`07d6c802 fffff880`032a65f0 fffffa80`07d39b30 fffff8a0`001f9950 : fileinfo!FIStreamQueueQuery+0xe0
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Looking to upgrade memory. I have a 5 year old Dell Dimension 3000 running Windows XP home SP3. Pentium 4 processor (2.8GHz)with 512MB Ram currently. I can upgrade to a max of 2G for this computer.

I run few if any large apps with the exception of Firefox and McAfee Total protection. Those two apps are fairly resource hungry and can really slow things down at times. My question is how much memory should I upgrade too and see a significant difference? another 512M or go to the 2G max?

Oh.. and case anyone wants to know, I do limit the apps that are running to what I actually need, and I have also done the same with Startup. I use CCleaner to clean out junk I don't need and I use a good defragger (Auslogics) on occasion if need be.

Any thoughts?

A:Memory upgrade advice for older computer

For the price difference, I'd just go for 2GB. 1GB is about standard for anything current, 2GB is rapidly becoming the standard for anything coming out.

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Hello all, my first post here. My comp is about 5 years old. I'm running XP SP3, ASUS A7NVM400 MoBo with integrated video GeForce4 MX. I tried to run a game tonight but it terminated with the message that my video card doesn't support pixel shading (whatever that is). Anyway, I'm wondering if I could get some of the more modern games to run with a dedicated video card, and if there is even one available that will work with my antique rig.


A:Video Card Choice for Older Computer

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Hi All,

I have an older computer that I'd like to give my nephew. However, I noticed there is no audio/sound when playing the newer DVDs (Dolby Digital Plus).

Dell 5150, Pentium D820 Dual Core 2.8 GHz, 250GB, SII Hard Drive (7200 rpm), 3 GB Memory, DDR2 SD RM, 533 MHz, nVidia Graphics 6800. I'm currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit on this computer.

The upgraded sound card was not compatible with Windows 7 so it had to be removed. Currently running on just the on board sound.

Do I need to upgrade the sound card in order for him to play Dolby Digital Plus?

Thanks, ms

A:How to Get Dolby Digital Plus Sound on Older Computer?

No budget mentioned!

Try this
ASUS - Multimedia- ASUS Xonar D1
There is also a Pci-e version

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Can a pentium II be installed into an older machine that has a pentium 133? Is there some kind of adapter or is the bus just too small?

A:{SOLVED} Can Pentium II be installed in older computer?

I seriously doubt that there is such an adapter. The external buses are the same size, but the internal bus architecture is much different. The Pentium II includes a level 2 cache bus which does not exist on the earlier Pentium. I would think that a whole new motherboard design would be required to handle the differences so such an adapter would be pointless.

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Hi, I have a pretty old computer that runs windows XP. It seems to be taking longer than usual to boot up, and it tends to freeze at the log in screen. Internet explorer causes the computer to freeze, and the only browser that works is chrome. When I go on YouTube, it freezes. Facebook, same thing. However, I did all these things in the past, and I never had a problem.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 219815 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HC918
Antivirus: None

A:Older computer suddenly being super slow

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I think there is something else going on, by way of harmful files. Now, I'm not much of a computer expert, not one at all actually. But I try to help my mother keep this computer clean and usable, and I was hoping someone could tell me what to do with this HiJack log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:51:32 PM, on 5/29/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\AirPort\APAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
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A:Using an older computer (about 6 years), obviously it runs slower, but..

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To make cleaning this machine easier:-

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Make an uninstall list using HijackThis
To access the Uninstall Manager you would do the following:

Start HijackThis
Click on the Config button
Click on the Misc Tools button
Click on the Open Uninstall Manager button.
Click on the Save list... button and specify where you would like to save this file. When you press Save button a notepad will open with the contents of that file. Save the file to your desktop.

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NEXT Download and Run: RSIT
Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.
Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.
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