New PC issues
Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:00 AM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:44 AM
Wow! Are you starving? Got shoes? Clothes? A roof over your head? A clean, warm, dry bed at night? Did they waste all the money on drugs or booze? Did they beat you and lock you in the basement? Did you at least get a job to pay for these TWO computers and router so you can PLAY GAMES and watch videos to amuse yourself while you complain about how hard a life you have?
What is my problem besides having rotten parents that didn't pay for college ????
Maybe if they had a son that showed a little respect, maybe if he bothered to understand how the economy is struggling, how health care costs are increasing multiple times higher than inflation, how the banks had no inkling of compassion, maybe your parents could have catered to your whims a little more. Or maybe if you tried harder in high school, you might have gotten some scholarships to help pay your own way.
Yeah, sorry, but you hit a nerve. I had a full time job and carried a full load through college, and managed a 3.695 GPA so I have no sympathy. Grow up! You owe your parents a sincere apology. Regardless how "rotten" a life you have had, posting that remark in a public site was disrespectful, uncalled for, and pretty "rotten" of you.
If you want a college education (the one thing about you I have seen that deserves any respect), give back to society and join the military - they will teach you a skill, some humility, and they have some of the best education benefits around.
Now to your problem, you told us nothing about this computer, besides it is new and runs Win7 64-bit, and I assume is an eMachine. What are the computer specs? Did these problems with pages and videos not displaying properly happen from day one? What browser? What add-ons?
Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:55 PM
Edited by jammerman0101, 21 February 2012 - 10:02 PM.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:42 AM
We all have our sob stories, some much worse than what you claim. So call it what you want, your comment was out-of-line, uncalled for, disrespectful, and had absolutely no bearing on your computer problem. Therefore, you should not have said it - even if a [sick] joke. This is a technical support forum where computer repair and computer and network security are taken seriously, very seriously. Hurtful, distasteful jokes don't belong here. Got it?
look I was making a joke about my folks ... so i don't need your smug advice on life just help with my PC or you can continue being a jerk ?
As to your problem, assuming you have updated Windows and all the necessary drivers, and have ensured your system is free of malware, and looking at your system specs, my guess at this point is you just do not have enough resources to do what you want to do. While 4Gb of installed RAM should be enough, with only 2.75Gb usable, that indicates are very large chunk is being dedicated for the integrated graphics. And as can be seen here, that 6150SE integrated graphics is pretty far down the list of low-end graphics solutions.
While that amount of RAM is enough for Windows itself, it leaves very little for other resource-intensive applications, like essential security applications, let alone any "productivity" programs. 8Gb of RAM is the "sweetspot" for dual-channel motherboards with 64-bit Windows so I would recommend you budget for more RAM. Then a new graphics card. However, also per your specs, and not surprisingly that computer comes with a measly 220W power supply. So before upgrading to a better graphics solution, you will likely need a new PSU too.
In the meantime, you need to look at what is being loaded at startup and see what you don't need running then. And if me, I would consider uninstalling Norton and using Windows Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). Windows Firewall is already built into Windows and is perfectly suitable for the task. And MSE tends to be easier on resources and does not contain a bunch of "fluff" - unneeded features that take up valuable resources.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:10 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:14 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:24 AM
At times like this we are reminded that our staff our people too. Volunteers who donate their time and expertise. Your comment struck a chord with him, for which he felt compelled to reply. Lessons have been learned. I can assure you are in very good hands with Digerati, and he'll continue to offer you quality help--and more appropriate responses.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:48 AM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:16 AM
I might suggest you use one of the emoticons in the future to show you are joking when it is not obvious, such as or . Without hearing the tone of your voice, or the expression on your face, we can only go on the words you type.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:54 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:48 PM
No, sadly, it is not. But fortunately, there are plenty of good places for it all around us.
The world is not a humorous place
Backing up and starting over works for a lot of things in life. In the space of 5 days, there might have been multiple changes from multiple sources - not just Microsoft Updates - other software or hardware/driver updates, downloading/connection problems, hard disk/writing error, or a failed installation processes.
Seems to have fixed the biggest issues even after the updates and making some of the same adjustments such as Realplayer and the Google tool bar .
Glad System Restore helped. It is not bad at doing that, if you don't let the problem smolder for too many days.
You could have had a bunch of corrupt cookies cause that. Running Windows Disk Cleanup or CCleaner will clean those out. You will have to sign in again to your favorite places, but hopefully not every time. You can keep favorite sites with CCleaner, which is good, as long as it is not one of those cookies that are corrupt.
Only one link to a story about a 30,000 year old plant restored from Russian premafrost refused to open out of hundreds . Compatibility veiw did reveal a State Farm insurance ad at the top but no more and I read the story on another page .I also had to re-sign in on the multiply.com site at every comment I made almost but not since the restore .
I don't do a lot of downloading, but my personal experience is downloaders fall in the category of useless resource hogs, and/or primary distribution methods badguys use to distribute their malware. I have a good cable connection with lots of bandwidth, so if I am having trouble downloading a motherboard manual from ASUS, I know the problem is on their end, not mine.
Do download managers help
Would that help Realplayer and updates ? I don't see how downloaders can help with real-time streaming - or on-demand streaming. It would just get in the way. If your system had a big buffer, like 8Gb RAM, that would help. A decent big hard drive buffer of at least 32mb would help too. SSD is better.
Burning problems - I don't know. Again, more RAM can help there. With less RAM, you beat the sloooowww hard drive nearly to death banging on the Page File. And I know from my limited burning experience, if looking for coasters, buy cheap blanks.
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