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30-11-2011, 01:14 PM
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(30-11-2011 12:59 PM)lucradis Wrote:  Dude like wtf?

You're right, my apologies. It's not you, it's not computer OS... it's me and I was way out of line, AND off topic. Sorry.

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30-11-2011, 01:23 PM
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It's cool. Hope your day gets better. I myself am horribly bored.

On topic I wonder if anyone could hint as to what was actually causing my original laptop issues to begin with. Just in case it crops up again... Knowing me it will.

So one day I was browsing innocently on this here forum as a matter of fact. Then my browser (firefox) froze. Never happened before. I tried getting the window to close to no avail. So I did a soft reset. Once rebooted I once again attempted to use firefox having not fully delved into the topics of the day only to have it fail again. This time everything froze on me though. I was forced to do a hard restart. Only I couldn't make it to the password screen. Ever again. (till now) I ended up using a windows recovery disk, which didn't work and then I stuck in my system image disks. That seemed to work even though it actually told me it didn't work. The next day it loaded up nicely and has worked ever since. Never had an issue like it before and hopefully will never have it again. I am no computer specialist. Maybe the reason I don't understand linux lol.

If you need specs let me know.

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30-11-2011, 09:00 PM
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Ok, this is what's going on with my comp. I'm thinking it's the video card (it's on board).

Oh, and don't judge... my wife was looking at Perez Hilton when it happened...




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30-11-2011, 09:29 PM (This post was last modified: 30-11-2011 09:30 PM by Erxomai.)
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I have to take Lud's side here...I have trouble with women, therefore they suck (and not in the good way), so I think he makes a valid statement.

(The above message was written tongue in cheek, and not in the good way).
(30-11-2011 09:00 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  My wife was looking at Perez Hilton when it happened...

I'm no computer expert, but I think I might have discovered your problem.

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30-11-2011, 10:51 PM
RE: Technology by Filox
(30-11-2011 01:23 PM)lucradis Wrote:  It's cool. Hope your day gets better. I myself am horribly bored.

On topic I wonder if anyone could hint as to what was actually causing my original laptop issues to begin with. Just in case it crops up again... Knowing me it will.

So one day I was browsing innocently on this here forum as a matter of fact. Then my browser (firefox) froze. ...

If you need specs let me know.

Well, yeah; specs. Tongue

I'd look for extraneous dlls in the sys-32 folder, check the adobe flash, check the java, check the computer management for "event."

I'ma a minor geek - and I use Chrome. Tongue

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01-12-2011, 02:31 AM (This post was last modified: 01-12-2011 02:41 AM by Filox.)
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OK, first of all, stop spaming, if you want to talk about a lot of stuff, please open a new thread like Technology - comments. This one is for repairs and whatnot...

@ kingschosen

These things you see on your screen are called "artifacts", meaning that you graphic card is half dead. Funny, but it can be fixed, if this is not a laptop. Now the question is, are you up to the challenge? What you need is a screwdriver, a bit of thermal paste, lot of patience, one baking oven and a stopwatch. Smile This has happened because some of the connectors have been loose, the connectors of the video memory on your graphic card, to be more precise. What you want to do is take out the card, disassemble it, meaning, you need to take the whole cooling off it, clean it good of all the remains of thermal paste, and put it in the (hot) oven on 200 degrees Celsius (200 ÂșC = 473 K) for 9-11 minutes, I did it exactly 10 minutes and it worked. Now, you have about 50-50 chances that it will be repaired or destroyed completely. If it does not work after the experiment, it is dead, if it works, it should work at least for the next few months, some people say it can work for years, mine was 3 months working, now I need to repeat the process. If you want to do it, I can give you more details about preparing the card.

@ lucradis

Hmmm, a bit tricky, not a lot to go for... First, what OS are you using, Win7 I presume? Have you used any cleaners on it? I use CCleaner, leave it on default, just hit start cleaning and do the same to the registry, no need for a backup. Have you checked your disk or memory? Disk is easier, but takes a lot of time, so hit it and leave it. Here is how, click on the START bottun, find "command prompt", or just put "cmd" in search, after command prompt opens up write: chkdsk c: /r , it will say that the current drive can't be locked now, do you want to do it after the next restart, you say Y for yes, hit enter, restart the comp, leave it for some time, it can take up to a few hours to complete. This will check and automatically fix most of the disk problems, as well as bad files, bad sectors, interesting, but a pretty good old DOS tool for disks. If you have no errors, or the same problem continues after this, check the RAM. You will need the Memtest which can be found on th Hiren CD (http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6783431), boot up from cd, then go to testing tools, memory, Memtest, something like that is the path, you will find ot, do not worry. Leave it to finish (pass 1 complete) and see if there are any RED ERRORS. If not, memory is good as well.. restart and take out the CD. There is always a chance that your Windows installation is crappy and I do not use recovery anytime, I always do a clean install with format, so much better for the system.

There.

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01-12-2011, 08:08 AM
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Thank you Filox, you're awesome. Now, this may seem like a dumb question, but how do I disassemble an onboard video card... like how do I take it off the MB?

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01-12-2011, 08:28 PM
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Thanks a ton Filox! I will definitely get around to doing some of what you recommended you as well Cantor! Hopefully this will finally alleviate some of my fears. Every time I go to turn the thing on my hands shake and I well up inside just waiting to expel my liters of tears. That's right. The metric system.

Yeah its windows 7, the supposedly most stable of the windows to date. I doubt this very much, the last super stable windows I remember was 95. And really all I used the computer for back then was to download music off of napster and play police quest and leisure suit larry. Now it's all about strange porn. Not regular porn but weird and unnatural porn. So hot.

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02-12-2011, 07:09 AM
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@ lucradis

Win7 is stable, but I hope you have all the updates, SP1 and others. If you don't, than it is not as stable as you think so. Last stable Windows was not 95, it was awful, horror, terrifying... Win2000 with SP4 were and still are maybe the most stable ever, great OS, I Had it for years, I simply refused to switch to XP until the Servis Pack 2 was released, but I think that XP became good only after SP3. I still use XP on my laptop and my desktop, have no need at all to switch to 7, I completely ignored and refuse to work with Vista.

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@ Kingschosen

I thought you were a bit more into taking things apart, if you do not know how to take the graphic card out of the computer, maybe the best thing would be to take the comp to the service and buy a new graphic card. This procedure I have described does require at least some basic knowledge of what you are doing, I can lead you with tutorials, pictures and videos, or you can find all that online, but I will not recommend that, since you do not have the basic knowledge in taking things apart. Nothing bad there, it's normal for people who do not thinker with their electronics, just saying. There is another solution, call some friend who knows what I'm talking about, so there is someone who can show you or help you with things like this.

Feel free to ask further explanations if you want to continue, you have been warned!

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04-12-2011, 12:03 PM
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Hey does anyone know how to eliminate internet explorer from a windows 7 run laptop? It's the worst internet browser in the history of the universe. I never use it. It just takes up space.

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