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okay. so I had some issues with the darn computer, and was told all I could do was use a restore CD and redo everything.

so I did.

no biggie. I can use the computer now.

I have 3 major issues.
1. I can't play any music, it always gives me an error message about a bad driver.

2. I can't play any games (I am a big fan of playsite that uses Java) or download Java.

and
3. I can't find how to hook up my d*** printer.

I am sorry if the answers are in front of my face...

If anyone is willing to help me, it would be fantastic.... I just want my computer back the way it was before.... and I want to print stuff and listen to gdradio.net....

I could even call anyone if they want to help me over the tele :tazz:

have fun. take care. great day to you all......
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ps - if anyone helps me I will bake cookies and send them :tazz:
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okay so I talked to my brother, and he said to find out what kind of sound driver my computer has on it.

and what kind of driver.

whatever that means.

emachines told me they would tell me for $20. WTH!
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Install Everest Home and double click desktop icon then click + next to computer then summary

Everest Home Edition
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What type of System do you Have?

PLease Post this

Manufactuer: (Ex: Dell Emachines Gateway , Whatever)
Model: (EX: I have a W3080 Emachines , Usually on the Front of the Tower or On back on a sicker)
Also if you can get a Program Like Everest or SiSoftware Sandra Standard and Get me a Log of all the Hardware it finds on your computer and Post it here Thank you
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I have an e machine T2542

I don't even know to what kind of programs you are referring.

but I do know that I stink at this computer thing. I just want to listen to the d*** radio
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I also would like to say I am poor and have really [bleep] dial up.

so please don't tell me to download anything that I don't absolutely need.. cause it will take forever....
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Everest Home Edition is free, apart from the dial up fees, which won't be a lot for 3MB, and less than the 20$ the other lot want. Anyway, it's purpose is to provide you with a comprehensive list of what your PC has, which will be useful to you for resolving this, along with anything in the future.
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This is what your computer has and needs to run correctly


Key Features
Chipset  Intel 845GV
 
Operating System  Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
 
Processor  Intel Celeron 2.5 GHz
 
Installed Memory  256 MB (DDR SDRAM)
 
Recommended Use  Home Use
 
Form Factor  Mini Tower
Processor
Processor Type  Intel Celeron
 
Processor Speed  2.5 GHz
 
Processor Manufacturer  Intel
 
Processor Upgradability  Upgradable
 
Installed Qty  1
 
Max Processors Qty.  1
Motherboard
Bus Speed  400 MHz
Memory
RAM Technology  DDR SDRAM
 
Installed RAM  256 MB
 
Installed Cache Memory  128 KB
Technical Features
Integrated Input/Output Ports  USB 2.0 x 6 • Serial Port x 1 • RJ45 Lan Port x 1 • PS/2 Mouse x 1 • PS/2 Keyboard x 1 • Parallel Port (ECP/EPP/SPP) x 1 • RJ11 Phone Jack x 1 (Input)
Hard Drive
Controller Type  IDE
 
Hard Drive Capacity  40 GB
 
Hard Drive Interface  IDE
CD / DVD
Optical Drive Type  CD-RW
 
Optical Drive Read Speed  48x (CD)
 
Optical Drive Write Speed  48x (CD-R)
Other Drives
Floppy Drive  3.5" 1.44 MB floppy
Audio / Video
Graphic Processor  Intel Extreme Graphic
 
Video Out Ports  15 Pin D-Sub VGA port x 1
 
Audio Input  1 x Line In
 
Audio Output Type  Sound Card
 
Integrated Audio  AC'97 Audio Codec
Modem
Modem Type  Fax / Modem
Networking
Networking Type  Network Adapter
 
Data Link Protocol  Ethernet • Fast Ethernet
Dimensions
Width  7.25 in.
 
Depth  16 in.
 
Height  14.13 in.
Warranty
Warranty  1 Year
Miscellaneous
MPN  t2542
 
UPC  0764296106340
 
Product ID  21241818
 
OS Certified  Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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However for the printer and game issues I suggest for java you uninstall it then re download it and manually install I have had alot of propblems with there auto install thing also for the printer what type of printer model brand what ever I will get you a link to a driver for it Hope I helped you .
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If you google AC 97 you get a list of sites to download the drivers. Don't bother with the RealTek site as it denies all knowledge of it
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I also use this driver and you can get ti from realtek but there speed is = to like .2 the speed of dial up i am on broadband and get .4kbs speeds
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you guys are awesome.

I would like to thank everyone for helping me. ;)

it isn't resolved yet, but my brother says you gave him enough info to fix the problems.

thank you all....

now who wants cookies? :tazz:
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