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Repaired PC, need help


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I got my PC repaired recently.
Now its Windows XP Proffesional.
I have a list of problems:

My Bottom Right Sidebar Icons are blurry,
My Start Button gets cut off at the bottom when I try to change Appearance settings,
Windows Office 2007 says I need a newer version of Windows when I insert it,
The start menu is to wide,
When I change my resolution the "welcome" menu when windows starts up basically remains the same,
The Right Click Menu Font is too Big,
I'm wondering if I can get my Mozzila Fire Fox Password, history, favourites, etc info back,
[Fixed]I have no idea how to get sound again, do I have to install SoundMax Digital Audio?
When I go into documents words under other documents overlap document icons under them,
Thats about it for now, but please, if anyone could help it would be very appreciated,


:) Thankyou, all, a lot.

Edited by Beta55, 11 May 2009 - 03:45 PM.

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I got my PC repaired recently.

What exactly was done?
It looks like you may need to reinstall video driver.
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I got my PC repaired recently.

What exactly was done?
It looks like you may need to reinstall video driver.


Well the guy didn't press R to repair when he put in the Windows XP disc, he uninstalled and reinstalled. Thats about all I'm sure about.

I already installed the video driver properly, Geforce 6200, with the original disc.

Also, when I change the appearance sometimes for format for actual windows themselves it also sometimes moves the Start button 2 far up and I see blue under it and my right bottom sidebar icons bundle up in a square, the four I only have.

Edited by Beta55, 11 May 2009 - 05:12 AM.

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What was the original reason to get the computer fixed?
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What was the original reason to get the computer fixed?


Long story short, I wanted to play Most Wanted, said I didn't have directX, I tried to reinstall, you can't really reinstall DirectX unless you get all technical, I used this DirectX removal program to uninstall it fully but when I tried to reinstall it kept coming up with errors. Then I ended up deleting DirectX in the registry and next time I turn my PC on... Blue Screen.

Its fine now though, DirectX comes installed with Windows XP Proffessional Im Sure.
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Alrighty then :)
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Alrighty then :)


Huh, what? My several problems weren't fixed. What just happened? This isn't funny.
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Oh, I just saw:

Its fine now though

So I assume, you're talking about DirectX, correct?

Who was that repair guy? He gave you the computer back, not working properly? Any warranty?
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Oh, I just saw:

Its fine now though

So I assume, you're talking about DirectX, correct?

Who was that repair guy? He gave you the computer back, not working properly? Any warranty?


Yes, I was talking about Direct X.

It was a friend that let me use his Windows XP disc to uninstall it and reinstall it, thats it.
It was done in about an hour.

No warranty, this is why I'm here :)
I'm pretty sure there's a way around this, I'm even willing to do remote assistance.
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What is your screen resolution set to?

Do you have any errors in Device Manager?

What's the computer brand, and model?
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What is your screen resolution set to?

Do you have any errors in Device Manager?

What's the computer brand, and model?


1024 x 768

Yes, there are actually all exclamation marks in the "Other Hardware" Part.

Its a Dell
Dimension 3000.
(Lol, I hate dell, no PCIe slots on this thing either -_-)

Edit:
Oh, you obviously want to know what other hardware has exclamation marks:
Ethernet Controller (I couldn't use an ethernet connection when I installed my modem, maybe these problems are related?)
Multimedia Audio Controller (This may have something to do with SoundMax Audio not being installed)
SM Bus Controller (???)
Universal Bus Controller (Have a Installation CD, will fix later)
Universal Bus Controller (Have a Installation CD, will fix later)
Video Controller (Have No Idea How to Fix)

Edited by Beta55, 11 May 2009 - 02:51 PM.

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I assume, you have on-board video, not a real video card, correct?

Go to Dell site, enter your computer service tag, download, and install all possible drivers, starting with chipset driver first.
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I assume, you have on-board video, not a real video card, correct?

Go to Dell site, enter your computer service tag, download, and install all possible drivers, starting with chipset driver first.


geforce 6200.

"I already installed the video driver properly, Geforce 6200, with the original disc."

Unless... Your saying I have to install on board video ontop of that.

Edited by Beta55, 11 May 2009 - 03:25 PM.

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I assume, you installed Geforce 6200 by yourself, correct?

What about all other drivers on Dell's site: http://support.dell..../...tid=&impid=
Ethernet Controller - Intel ® PRO/100 VE Network Connection under Network
Multimedia Audio Controller - ADI 198x Integrated Audio under Audio
SM Bus Controller - Chipset Software Installation Utility under Chipset (this one goes first)
Universal Bus Controller (Have a Installation CD, will fix later)
Universal Bus Controller (Have a Installation CD, will fix later)
Video Controller - Intel 845 G/GL Integrated Video under Video

Edited by Broni, 11 May 2009 - 03:41 PM.

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I assume, you installed Geforce 6200 by yourself, correct?

What about all other drivers on Dell's site: http://support.dell..../...tid=&impid=
Ethernet Controller - Intel ® PRO/100 VE Network Connection under Network
Multimedia Audio Controller - ADI 198x Integrated Audio under Audio
SM Bus Controller - Chipset Software Installation Utility under Chipset (this one goes first)
Universal Bus Controller (Have a Installation CD, will fix later)
Universal Bus Controller (Have a Installation CD, will fix later)
Video Controller - Intel 845 G/GL Integrated Video under Video


"Cannot Install Intel Graphics Driver On Current Graphics device"
I should switch video drivers in device manager?"
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