I have an old compaq S4020 desktop that i only run a recording software called pro tools on, it has no other programs on it and isn't even plugged up to the net,
i accidentally unplugged the multi-plug it was hooked to last night while it was on. Everything else that was hooked to that multi-plug booted back up instantly, however when i plug up the compaq, a green light on the back and all my usb hardware starts to flash while the rest of the computer is unresponsive. The power button does nothing.
i've tried switching power chords, unplugging everything and re-plugging, and using different electrical outlets, all with no change.
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1GB of RAM is not enough to run Windows XP and the programs you installed efficiently. Removing unnecessary programs should make more memory available for necessary programs but it will never be fast. Crucial.com is a great resource for memory upgrades but I don't think you should invest in a computer that old with a completely unsecure and unsupported operating system (XP).
Follow these steps to fix computer freezes problem::
Remove unused programs
Install and run antispyware software
Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool
Defragment your hard disk drive
Disconnect unused network connections:
Click Start, and then click My Computer. On the Tools menu, click Disconnect Network Drive. Select the network drives that you no longer need, and then click OK.
Stop Unwanted startup programs:
Start > Run > write msconfig > Click on StartUp tab
Deselect the programs you want to stop
Delete Temporary Internet Files: Click Start - Run, type in %temp% and then click OK.
Once that temp folder is open and you can view its contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside it. Repeat the steps with c:\windows\temp
After you're done with both temp folders, restart the computer.
Click Start, type services.msc in the Search box. Press ENTER. Right click and stop each service which is not necessary for you. For an instant fix use Intel Software Partner Reginout. WebRepOverall ratingThis site has no rating(not enough votes)
Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR notebook, come with a program called QuickPlay. You can use QuickPlay, a free software program, to play audio and video, to view pictures, and to record videos with your webcam or take pictures.
Click on "Start," "All Programs" and "QuickPlay."
2Click on the "Video Icon" that is located on the tool bar of the program, next to the DVD option. Once you've done this you will be able to view yourself on your computer screen.
Click on the "Record" button or the "Snapshot" icon to begin using your webcam. The record option will record video, whereas the snapshot will take a picture of yourself using the webcam.
Make sure everything is routed correctly in Windows. Double click the speaker icon on your taskbar, go into options, click preferences. You will have the option to view playback or recording settings and levels. Select recording and click OK. This will allow you to select which inputs are active for recording.
If it still doesn't work, make sure you have Acid configured to your sound card. I am not specifically familiar with Acid, but all audio programs need to be configured specifically to the system that they're running on.