When I purchased my computer, I called and had a tech do all the "stuff" from home. One month later, I'm having trouble with Internet & programs. So, i find out that my McAfee was not properly verified. I was told by a tech to take my computer back and have them to restore, or whatever it is you do, from there. Do i really have to go all the way back there?
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Re: Can my computer be optimized from home?
Most Compaq computers have the ablity to "Re-Image" to the factory default image from F10 at boot. when first turning on the system, there should be prompts on the Compaq screen and If memory serves correct F10 should get you to the image utility
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If the computer was purchased new, you do not want to tear into it. Doing so would void your warrenty. I would recomend you call HP support, since the computer would have a 1 year warrenty. Let them trouble shoot it, they will most likely send you a box to return the computer for repair.
It all depends what you want for internet, wired, or wireless. I would say in your case, you would be better off with wireless internet. Also, i would recommend that you explore your options before purchasing a laptop, acer laptops are not very good in my opinion, they don't last long, and they are usually outdated by at least 6 months. You may want to check out tigerdirect.com, newegg.com, or frys.com, those are all great sites for purchasing computers, and computer accessories. But on to the original question, i'm going to assume you want wireless internet. You will have to make sure the laptop you purchase has wifi/wireless built in. The website you are purchasing the laptop from, or the representative in the store you're purchasing it from should be able to tell you whether or not it has wifi. Next you will need a wireless router, you want a router with wireless g functionality, they cost from $30 - $75 and will serve your purposes perfectly. The router should come with setup instructions, usually they're pretty user friendly. That is all you need for a wireless home network, unless you have desktop computers that you would like to have wireless, then you would have to get a wireless card for each one.
I just bought a new computer, a mac, and bought the magic jack hoping to have a reliable home phone family and friends could call me on. But ever since I hooked it up(which was easy to do) my calls cut in and out every call I made-over and over again. Every call. Not just here and there. Anyways, I was reading other people's complaints and it seems that a lot of other people are experiencing this as well.
I have Verizon DSL at the midgrade speed-something like 3.0 mps. Fast enough for MagicJack. What I was doing was running the supplied router that came with the Verizon package which included a built-in wireless router to run my computer with without the cables(of course). So I did a lot of research, didn't even call customer support, and someone out there gave me the solution I needed without calling.
That person suggested that I not use the wireless and hardwire it instead using an ethernet cable. Granted, this does have its drawbacks, but ever since I did that every call has been perfect. So, some of you may be able to get away with cheap home phone service with reliability just by using the ethernet cable instead of the wireless router. Heck, if its close enough, keep a spare ethernet cable close by, unplugged from your computer(still using the wireless) and when a call does come, quickly hook in the ethernet cable for a near perfect call with no cutting in and out problems. This is a solution that worked for me and maybe for some of you out there too. Good luck.
well mybe your system slow for the fallowing reasons your brother never cleans his cache two try a disk scan and a defrag three reboot your system the nice things about these pc is that you have the option to reboot to factory condittions I have the same pc and I have not kind of slowing issues with it but please this computer is made for vista only not xp cuse you wireless will not work with xp hope this helps if you need help rebootin let me know you can email me at email@example.com thanks bye luis
I know the original post is over 2 years old but I had the same problem. Here's what happened:
8 months after buying my Toshiba A135 the battery began charging only intermittently. It also would not run without the battery. I put up with it for a month then took it back to Best Buy to get it repaired under warranty. They kept it over 2 weeks then gave it back saying it was the battery, which they replaced. One week later I had the same problem again. Back to Best Buy. The guy at the counter said it was probably the battery, they had encountered a lot of that. I said no, explained it, and gave it over to be fixed. 2 weeks later I got it back. They had reset the BIOS, no hardware replacement. I got it home and it was not fixed. I took it back the next day. They kept it 2 more weeks. They replaced the motherboard. I took it home and...you guessed it the same problem on the day I got it home!!! I took it back with one week left on my warranty. I don't remember what they replaced the last time but I think it was the motherboard again. I got it home (2 weeks later) and THE SAME PROBLEM on the day I got it home. So, the lesson there is that Best Buy computer maintenance SUCKS!!
I called Toshiba to try to get them to fix it for free, and out of warranty. After several frustrating minutes of conversation with an accented person who just kept telling me that my warranty was up, I hung up and called back and got an English speaking person. SHE was very helpful, listened to my problem, agreed to give me a one-time fix ticket. They paid for the postage. When I got my computer back it was mostly fixed.
The problem was the module at the back of the computer where the power cord plugs in. It was defective. They replaced it and it worked fine after that, except that when it goes into sleep mode it will not wake up. I fixed that by turning off all the sleep mode options. BTW, a friend of mine with the same computer is now having the same problem.