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Dial-up problem I have three hard drives in my PC-III and all can dial-up the internet with no problem. But since early this year my two hard drives with Win 98 2nd ed. is having a problem with the dial-up. Whenever I attempt to use it, it freezes and needs to be re-started. Have change modems three times and have un-installed and re-installed thee drives for each modems to no avail. They are proposing to format the hard drives, instead of re-installation the OS. Got lots of software, updates and others in those hard drives not to mention personal file that will be forever lost. Any alternative suggestion that you can offer. By the way, the newest modem installed is a Hawkins. And this modem works fine with third H.D. with Win XP-Pro with S.P.-2. Thanks, Henry J. Talento, Jr

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Try usig sfc command to reinstall default/overwritten software. You can do this by clicking start.. then run.. then type sfc then press enter.. just follow the instructions and see to it you have the original installer.

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Network sharing center won't stay open

just been fixing a window vista laptop with problems

Microsoft stopped supporting windows vista years ago
no updates or upgrades
you are at base service pack one
and computer should have been updated to service pack 3 years ago
from service pack 3 a windows 10 upgrade is possible

try an ethernet or usb wifi connection .
.see if the computer will run the way you want it

any windows vista computer is a x32 bit system
with upgrades can run x64
x86 is the current

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Why do videos play back choppily on my PC?

Well, if you're running Windows XP, I may have a few ideas. The OS itself is not usually the issue, but the age of your machine may be. Video on the web is constantly updating to higher resolutions. These require faster bandwidth internet connections and more powerful processors and video cards to support them. If your system is not running at least a Dual-Core processor, you may want to think upgrade. Also, remember that the more junk you have running on the system, the less memory is available and the slower the processor works. Remove redundant toolbars from the browser, clear history and caches and defragment the hard drive if recommended. Also, check your internet connection speed. If you are running dial-up, DSL, Satellite, or the lowest available cable internet speeds, this could also be an issue. Lastly, if you only view videos in the prime-time evening hours, remember that this is when internet bandwidth demand is highest. Even YouTube sometimes slows downs in the 7-11pm time slots.

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I am running OS X 10.4.11 and would like to upgrade my operating system?

Please provide more information.
To what would you like to upgrade it?

Since OSX Mavericks was just announced, I'm going to assume that's what you're wanting to upgrade to.

Not all Macs can run Mavericks.

Mavericks Capable Macs

Mavericks, like its predecessor Mountain Lion, requires one of the following Macs with at least 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of available hard drive space:
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If your Mac isn't one of the ones listed above, you won't be able to upgrade.

If you have an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini model that was originally released in Early/Mid 2006, the latest version of Mac OS X your system supports is Snow Leopard.

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I have a hard drive with Win 7 with programs, etc. I also have, installed, a hard drive with Win xp, No programs. I want the "Dual Boot" option on startup so that I can choose either option...


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Hello.... I used paretologic pc health advisor to get rid of apoint.exe file which was getting popped up always whenever i start my laptop...... after using this advisor, by scanning and then clicking on...

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There are several factors which could be causing this, the four I suspect are :
1.) Hard drive is affected with bad sectors and RSC errors
2.) You have a virus
3.) Windows is corrupt
4.) Your hard drive is fragmented badly

In this order, try these solutions.

1.) Go to My Computer then right click on the hard drive icon, go to properties / tools and defragment hard drive. This will take a long time.
When this is done, same as above but under properties/ tools, schedule a disk check on reboot.

(these actions will fix any errors that CAN be repaired easily in windows and move your files where they should be on the hard drive (over time, windows likes to "chuck the files anywhere it can", resulting in slow performance and the need to reboot.

2.) Now, go Back to my computer hard drive and properties and see how much space is FREE on your hard drive, if it is less than 1GB, click on Disk cleanup. This will remove all the junk files like cookies and the other detritus that accumulates over a period of time. If after this there is still only a little free space, then get as much off the drive and saved elsewhere as you can.. consider fitting another hard drive as a slave to store your data on and leave the main drive to do the programmes etc.
(Windows uses what is called a "swap file", this "helps" the computer run programmes and store info in memory...if thre is not enough free space on your drive, it struggles to work efficiently.

3.) Even if the computer is now working faster, STILL do this.
Download a copy of HDD tune from the internet (the free version) and install and run, in the tab for doing a disk check, do a quick check and if any of the little green squares turns red (more than 3 is not good), get your data off asap and prepare to replace the HDD asap.

4.) Download a copy of DRWEB Cure it from the internet, save to a memory stick and run it on the computer, this will NOT install to the hard drive, BUT will scan to get rid of any viruses and malware

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Do your PC hardware specification (Recommened requirement) fit the above requirement needed to run the program?

If so, "Right click the setup and install the program as "Administrator"

Update your Direct X 9, to the latest version.

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