Let me ask you another question please. Someone told me that when I get a new computer that I can take the hard drive out of the old computer and take in to a repair shop and that they can transfer all my stuff onto the new computer, is that so? Also if I did something like that would all the problems I have on this computer be transferred to the new computer?
Yes, you can transfer your "stuff". However, "stuff" means data files. Files like word documents, pictures, videos, or any other "stuff" you feel is important to you. You CANNOT transfer the programs you are using... they have to be reinstalled, and you have to have the software available to install them. Would your problems transfer also??? It depends on whether or not your files are infected with a virus or spyware. The video/monitor problems you are expiencing now on this computer, will not transfer.
Another question, I'm not too great at backing stuff up, mainly because I"m not too sure what I'm doing. But I would like to back up some of my stuff on this computer just in case it dies on me. This is what I have, I have CD-RW and CD-R's, which I use for burning music. Which should I use? Then I just pop one into the CD burner and then what???? I can never find anything that says to back-up what I want to. Then also is it okay to just leave the CD in the burner and go to something else and back-up that or do I have to put a new CD in for each thing I back up? See I told you I was a computer dummy!
What CD burning program are you using? EasyCD Creator, DirectCD, Nero???
Most CD burning programs are simply drag and drop. Which means you just drag your files from their location and drop them into the burning program. You need to read your burning documentation about this. Also, I would recommend you DO NOT use DirectCD if possible. DirectCD is known to corrupt files and the program itself encrypts the disk so only DirectCD can open the disk. I have seen some XP machines open DirectCD disks, but this is not common to my knowledge (I don't use DirectCD or EasyCD Creator... I use Nero for all my stuff).
CDs can only hold so much data, and as you start dragging your files into the burning program, the program will tell you how much room you have left on the cd. You do not have use one cd for each individual file. Backing up is basically the same as when you make a music CD. The only differernce is that instead of music files, the files are documents, pictures, etc.
Lastly, I would recommend you use CD-R instead of CD-RW. I have had bad experiences with CD-RW and backup data, so I never use CD-RWs for that reason. Consider also making two copies of each backup Cd for safety.... then check the cds to make sure data is secured and burned correctly.
This morning some of the colors are looking better but I can still see all the little dots in the colors. Instead of the colors looking solid they look dotty! Sure have appreciated all the help you've been giving me but as far as reseating I think I will try to find someone who will be willing to come over and do that one for me! Too much of a wuss for that one!!!
Yes, if you don't feel confident working with the hardware, then by all means try to find someone who can. See if you can find a friend at work who has worked on computers and knows what to do.
Hold on here... I just thought of something... maybe your dpi settings are wrong. I guess I should have asked, but are you using a CRT monitor or an LCD monitor? Please respond to this question.
In any case, Do this...
Open Display Properties
Click on the Settings tab
Click on Advanced button
On the General tab, ensure the dpi setting is set to 96dpi
Click on Apply/Ok and see if it helps.
Your not all that far from me, small world! Hubby use to race down at Orange County raceway all the time.
Gee... all this time I thought I was speaking to a guy!
You just never know, do you! Too bad you weren't closer, I would help you myself!
When I bump up my Hijack post should I just copy and paste? Still no response on it this morning.
Just reply to your own thread, and type the word "bump" in the comments section.
Edited by makai, 20 July 2005 - 05:30 PM.