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Missing letters on computer screen
If there was any warranty on the refurbished desktop and monitor and if such still applies, return it for a replacement.
Either the video card in the desktop computer is going bad or the monitor has issues. If the monitor has issues, they might involve 1) a focus wire to the CRT; 2) a power supply going bad 3) a problem with the focus control.
What can you do? You start trying to rule out possibilities. You try swapping out the monitor with another monitor. If that fixes the problem, then the desktop computer's video card is unlikely the problem. If there is a power supply going bad yielding inadequate voltage, then possibly neither the desktop video card nor the monitor is at fault. If you take your monitor and plug it into another computer that has the ports similar to your desktop computer and the monitor has no fadeouts, then the problem is either the desktop computer video supply or the power supply. So, there actually is a non-technical way to determine if the monitor is at fault. But that would leave you wondering if the computer was at fault, video card or power supply. Some video cards were integrated, i. e. could not be removed. You could download and run Speccy to find out some information about the video and lookup the specs on the internet although they are unlikely to be at the manufacture's site at this point. Whether you have someone at a computer club who would check these remaining components out or swap them out is a question I can't answer. You are pretty close to the point of needing to just get an inexpensive tablet or something from a classifieds paper such as Trading Post or Gumtree (Australian). But if it is running XP, don't pay over $100 for it. (Inside joke: the military may still use XP but that is defensible.) I hope this helps.
on Mar 29, 2018
Java problem using pogo games
Try flushing your Java cache.
Start > Control Panel > Java > Temporary Internet Files (Settings) > Delete Files.
You might even try UNchecking "Keep Temporary Files on My Computer".
on May 05, 2017
I accidently blocked oovoo on my computer how do i
If you are referring to blocking Oovoo using Windows Firewall, try to follow these steps:
- Open Start menu.
- Click on Control Panel.
- Click on Security Center.
- Click on Windows Firewall, which is located at the bottom.
- There should be 3 tabs. "General", "Exceptions", "Advanced".
- Click on the "Exceptions" tab.
- Scroll down until you find "Oovoo".
- Tick the box next to it.
- Then click on "Ok".
If you followed those steps, you shall have unblocked Oovoo from Windows Firewall.
on Dec 22, 2016
How to make folders private in FAT32 file system..
If i was you i would turn that folder into a zip file
that way you can add a password to it,, and i often use this method, as windows xp allows you to use comressed files dynamically , (opening the documents in them, viewing it, copying, pasting editing etc..
on Dec 13, 2016
How Do I Remove My Web Search?
Thanks for your posting in FixYa.
Please do the following:First, uninstall the My Web Search option
from Add/Remove Programs
1) Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel
2) Double click on Add/Remove Programs
3) Find "My Web Search" in the
list of installed programs and click on Change/Remove to uninstall it. You may
also want to uninstall any of the following items associated with FunWebProducts.
· My Web Search (Smiley Central or FWP product as applicable)
Way Speedbar (Smiley Central or other FWP as
Way Speedbar (AOL and Yahoo Messengers) (beta users
Way Speedbar (Outlook, Outlook Express, and IncrediMail)
Assistant - My Way
4) Reboot your Computer and run HijackThis
5) With HijackThis,
scan for and fix any of the entries shown above that may be remaining.
6) Next, open My Computer, Drive C, and
double-click on the Program Files folder
7) Right-click and delete the folders for:
should now be completely uninstalled from your computer.
9) There will be some minor registry
entries left behind by the uninstall, however these can be cleaned up by
running SpyBot Search
and Destroy or Ad-Aware
SE or left alone.
If unable to remove from control panel, then try to remove them after rebooting PC in Safe mode..
Hope this would help you a lot.
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on Dec 02, 2016
Victim of software counterfeiting, what should i
Contact Microsoft. They will often provide discounted licences to people that demonstrate that they have paid for counterfeit software. If you can show them a receipt indicating that you paid money in good faith, they will licence your illegal copy for their lowest current fee. I think it is around $90 now, for a programme that usually costs $240. Good deal to get all the benefits of a legal copy.
on Jul 25, 2016
Zylar i hope you will
I don't know who "Zylar" is, but I will try and help you with this problem anyway.
You are getting a message that you are a victim of software counterfeiting because your version of Windows XP Professional that is installed on your computer is not a valid, legal copy. Someone has installed boot leg software on your computer and it cannot be registerd as a legal copy for you. If you want to solve this problem, you need to buy a legal copy of windows xp and install it on your computer. When you removed the counterfeit copy the pop up messages will go away.
on Jul 25, 2016
Remove ask for genuine microsoft software? - Solve
Welcome to FixYa!
If you're seeing notifications that the copy of Windows
that is installed on your PC might not be genuine, or that you might be
a victim of counterfeit software, it's likely that your copy of Windows
was not properly activated or is otherwise not genuine. To fix this,
click the notification and follow the steps to either repair Windows or-if you have inadvertently obtained counterfeit software-buy genuine Windows.
If you are using Windows XP, download and install the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Application. It will scan your operating system and will remove the annoying message if it's a legitimate copy of windows.
Download here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474
Keep me posted.
Thank you for using FixYa.
on Jul 25, 2016
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