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Had installed a new WDH ICS 5000A into the USB port of my 512 G of RAM computor running Windows XP. I have all of my document files etc. downloaded onto it (about 35GB) I replaced Windows with a newer edition (Still XP) which is working on all functions other than this unit, which no longer appears to be recognised by my computer. How can I get it to work and allow me to access my saved documents etc?

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Re install your new OS together with your new WDH ICS 5000A

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Looking over at crucial.com it says that your A30 can use PC2700 and PC3200 DDR. Maybe go other there and see if your new ram matches what they sell. I know it's not much but maybe a start.

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How to make your computer faster - part 2


1. Defragment your computer hard disk using free tools like SmartDefrag.
2. You should also defragment your Windows pagefile and registry.
3. Clean up hard drive disk space being taken up by temporary files, the recycle bin, hibernation and more. You can also use a tool like TreeSize to determine what is taking up space on your hard drive.
4. Load up Windows faster by using Startup Delayer, a free program that will speed up the boot time of Windows by delaying the startup of programs.
5. Speaking of startup programs, many of them are useless and can be turned off. Use the MSCONFIG utility to disable startup programs.
6. By default, the size of the paging file is controlled by Windows, which can cause defragmentation. Also, the paging file should be on a different hard drive or partition than the boot partition. Read here on the rules for best paging file performance.
7. In Windows XP and Vista, the Windows Search indexing service is turned on for all local hard drives. Turning off indexing is a simple way to increase performance.
8. If you don’t care about all the fancy visual effects in Windows, you can turn them off by going to Performance Options.
9. You can optimize the Windows boot time using a free program called Bootvis from Microsoft.
10. Clean your registry by removing broken shortcuts, missing shared DLLs, invalid paths, invalid installer references and more. Read about the 10 best and free registry cleaners.
11. One of the main reasons why PC’s are slow is because of spyware. There are many programs to remove spyware including Ad-Aware, Giant Antispyware, SUPERAntiSpyware, and more.
12. If you have a deeper spyware infection that is very hard to remove, you can use HijackThis to remove spyware.
13. Remove unwanted pre-installed software (aka junk software) from your new PC using PC Decrapifier.
14. Disable unnecessary Windows services, settings, and programs that slow down your computer.
15. Tweak Windows XP and tweak Windows Vista settings using free programs
16. Disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows Vista
17. Tweak your mouse settings so that you can copy and paste faster, scroll faster, navigate quickly while browsing and more. Read here to learn how to tweak your mouse.
18. Delete temporary and unused files on your computer using a free program like CCleaner. It can also fix issues with your registry.
19. Delete your Internet browsing history, temporary Internet files, cookies to free up disk space.
20. Clean out the Windows prefetch folder to improve performance.
21. Disable the XP boot logo to speed up Windows boot time.
22. Reduce the number of fonts that your computer has to load up on startup.
23. Force Windows to unload DLLs from memory to free up RAM.
24. Run DOS programs in separate memory spaces for better performance.
25. Turn off system restore only if you regularly backup your Windows machine using third party software.
26. Move or change the location of your My Documents folder so that it is on a separate partition or hard drive.
27. Turn off default disk performance monitors on Windows XP to increase performance.
28. Speed up boot time by disabling unused ports on your Windows machine.
29. Use Process Lasso to speed up your computer by allowing it to make sure that no one process can completely overtake the CPU.
30. Make icons appear faster while browsing in My Computer by disabling search for network files and printers.
31. Speed up browsing of pictures and videos in Windows Vista by disabling the Vista thumbnails cache.
32. Edit the right-click context menu in Windows XP and Vista and remove unnecessary items to increase display speed.
33. Use the Windows Performance Toolkit and the trace logs to speed up Windows boot time.
34. Speed up your Internet browsing by using an external DNS server such as OpenDNS.
35. Improve Vista performance by using ReadyBoost, a new feature whereby Vista can use the free space on your USB drive as a caching mechanism.
36. If you have a slow Internet connection, you can browse web pages faster using a service called Finch, which converts it into simple text.
37. Use Vista Services Optimizer to disable unnecessary services in Vista safely.
38. Also, check out my list of web accelerators, which are programs that try to prefetch and cache the sites you are going to visit.
39. Speed up Mozilla Firefox by tweaking the configuration settings and by installing an add-on called FasterFox.
40. Learn how to build your own computer with the fastest parts and best hardware.
41. Use a program called TeraCopy to speed up file copying in Windows XP and Vista.
42. Disable automatic Last Access Timestamp to speed up Windows XP.
43. Speed up the Start Menu in Vista by hacking the MenuShowDelay key in the registry.
44. Increase the FileSystem memory cache in Vista to utilize a system with a large amount of RAM.
45. Install more RAM if you are running XP with less than 512 MB or Vista with less than 1 GB of RAM.
46. Shut down XP faster by reducing the wait time to kill hung applications.
47. Make sure that you have selected “Adjust for best performance” on the Performance tab in System Properties.
48. If you are reinstalling Windows, make sure that you partition your hard drives correctly to maximize performance.
49. Use Altiris software virtualization to install all of your programs into a virtual layer that does not affect the registry or system files.
50. Create and install virtual machines for free and install junk program, games, etc into the virtual machines instead of the host operating system. Check out Sun openxVM.
51. Do not clear your paging file during shutdown unless it is needed for security purposes. Clearing the paging file slows down shutdown.
52. If your XP or Vista computer is not using NFTS, make sure you convert your FAT disk to the NTFS file system.
53. Update all of your drivers in Windows, including chipset and motherboard drivers to their latest versions.
54. Every once in a while run the built-in Windows Disk Cleanup utility.
55. Enable DMA mode in Windows XP for IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers in Device Manager.
56. Remove unnecessary or old programs from the Add/Remove dialog of the Control Panel.
57. Use a program click memtest86 or Prime95 to check for bad memory on your PC.
58. Determine your BIOS version and check the manufactures website to see if you need to update your BIOS.
59. Every once in a while, clean your mouse, keyboard and computer fans of dust and other buildup.
60. Replace a slow hard drive with a faster 7200 RPM drive, SATA drive, or SAS drive.
61. Changing from Master/Slave to Cable Select on your hard drive configuration can significantly decrease your boot time.
62. Perform a virus scan on your computer regularly. If you don’t want to install virus protection, use some of the free online virus scanners.
63. Remove extra toolbars from your Windows taskbar and from your Internet browser.
64. Disable the Windows Vista Sidebar if you’re not really using it for anything important. All those gadgets take up memory and processing power.
65. If you have a SATA drive and you’re running Windows Vista, you can speed up your PC by enabling the advanced write caching features.
66. Learn how to use keyboard shortcuts for Windows, Microsoft Word, Outlook, or create your own keyboard shortcuts.
67. Turn off the Aero visual effects in Windows Vista to increase computer performance.
68. If you are technically savvy and don’t mind taking a few risks, you can try to overclock your processor.
69. Speed up the Send To menu in Explorer by typing “sendto” in the Run dialog box and deleting unnecessary items.
70. Make sure to download all the latest Windows Updates, Service Packs, and hot fixes as they “normally” help your computer work better.
71. Make sure that there are no bad sectors or other errors on your hard drive by using the ScanDisk orchkdsk utility.
72. If you are not using some of the hardware on your computer, i.e. floppy drive, CD-ROM drive, USB ports, IR ports, Firewire, etc, then go into your BIOS and disable them so that they do not use any power and do not have to be loaded during boot up.
73. If you have never used the Recent Documents feature in Windows, then disable it completely as a long list can affect PC performance.
74. One basic tweak that can help in performance is to disable error reporting in Windows XP
75. If you don’t care about a pretty interface, you should use the Windows Classic theme under Display Properties.
76. Disable short filenames if you are using NTFS by running the following command: fsutil behavior set disable8dot3 1. It will speed up the file creation process.
77. If you have lots of files in a single folder, it can slow down Explorer. It’s best to create multiple folders and spread out the files between the folders.
78. If you have files that are generally large, you might want to consider increasing the cluster size on NTFS to 16K or even 32K instead of 4K. This will help speed up opening of files.

on Apr 06, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to make your computer faster


1. Defragment your computer hard disk using free tools like SmartDefrag.
2. You should also defragment your Windows pagefile and registry.
3. Clean up hard drive disk space being taken up by temporary files, the recycle bin, hibernation and more. You can also use a tool like TreeSize to determine what is taking up space on your hard drive.
4. Load up Windows faster by using Startup Delayer, a free program that will speed up the boot time of Windows by delaying the startup of programs.
5. Speaking of startup programs, many of them are useless and can be turned off. Use the MSCONFIG utility to disable startup programs.
6. By default, the size of the paging file is controlled by Windows, which can cause defragmentation. Also, the paging file should be on a different hard drive or partition than the boot partition. Read here on the rules for best paging file performance.
7. In Windows XP and Vista, the Windows Search indexing service is turned on for all local hard drives. Turning off indexing is a simple way to increase performance.
8. If you don’t care about all the fancy visual effects in Windows, you can turn them off by going to Performance Options.
9. You can optimize the Windows boot time using a free program called Bootvis from Microsoft.
10. Clean your registry by removing broken shortcuts, missing shared DLLs, invalid paths, invalid installer references and more. Read about the 10 best and free registry cleaners.
11. One of the main reasons why PC’s are slow is because of spyware. There are many programs to remove spyware including Ad-Aware, Giant Antispyware, SUPERAntiSpyware, and more.
12. If you have a deeper spyware infection that is very hard to remove, you can use HijackThis to remove spyware.
13. Remove unwanted pre-installed software (aka junk software) from your new PC using PC Decrapifier.
14. Disable unnecessary Windows services, settings, and programs that slow down your computer.
15. Tweak Windows XP and tweak Windows Vista settings using free programs
16. Disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows Vista
17. Tweak your mouse settings so that you can copy and paste faster, scroll faster, navigate quickly while browsing and more. Read here to learn how to tweak your mouse.
18. Delete temporary and unused files on your computer using a free program like CCleaner. It can also fix issues with your registry.
19. Delete your Internet browsing history, temporary Internet files, cookies to free up disk space.
20. Clean out the Windows prefetch folder to improve performance.
21. Disable the XP boot logo to speed up Windows boot time.
22. Reduce the number of fonts that your computer has to load up on startup.
23. Force Windows to unload DLLs from memory to free up RAM.
24. Run DOS programs in separate memory spaces for better performance.
25. Turn off system restore only if you regularly backup your Windows machine using third party software.
26. Move or change the location of your My Documents folder so that it is on a separate partition or hard drive.
27. Turn off default disk performance monitors on Windows XP to increase performance.
28. Speed up boot time by disabling unused ports on your Windows machine.
29. Use Process Lasso to speed up your computer by allowing it to make sure that no one process can completely overtake the CPU.
30. Make icons appear faster while browsing in My Computer by disabling search for network files and printers.
31. Speed up browsing of pictures and videos in Windows Vista by disabling the Vista thumbnails cache.
32. Edit the right-click context menu in Windows XP and Vista and remove unnecessary items to increase display speed.
33. Use the Windows Performance Toolkit and the trace logs to speed up Windows boot time.
34. Speed up your Internet browsing by using an external DNS server such as OpenDNS.
35. Improve Vista performance by using ReadyBoost, a new feature whereby Vista can use the free space on your USB drive as a caching mechanism.
36. If you have a slow Internet connection, you can browse web pages faster using a service called Finch, which converts it into simple text.
37. Use Vista Services Optimizer to disable unnecessary services in Vista safely.
38. Also, check out my list of web accelerators, which are programs that try to prefetch and cache the sites you are going to visit.
39. Speed up Mozilla Firefox by tweaking the configuration settings and by installing an add-on called FasterFox.
40. Learn how to build your own computer with the fastest parts and best hardware.
41. Use a program called TeraCopy to speed up file copying in Windows XP and Vista.
42. Disable automatic Last Access Timestamp to speed up Windows XP.
43. Speed up the Start Menu in Vista by hacking the MenuShowDelay key in the registry.
44. Increase the FileSystem memory cache in Vista to utilize a system with a large amount of RAM.
45. Install more RAM if you are running XP with less than 512 MB or Vista with less than 1 GB of RAM.
46. Shut down XP faster by reducing the wait time to kill hung applications.
47. Make sure that you have selected “Adjust for best performance” on the Performance tab in System Properties.
48. If you are reinstalling Windows, make sure that you partition your hard drives correctly to maximize performance.
49. Use Altiris software virtualization to install all of your programs into a virtual layer that does not affect the registry or system files.
50. Create and install virtual machines for free and install junk program, games, etc into the virtual machines instead of the host operating system. Check out Sun openxVM.

on Apr 06, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hello p.c. proffessional's: my name is Harold, I just recieved a Kodack ESP 3200 series...All in one printer for Christmas. My two questions for now are, Can i hook this printer to my xp window...


Question 1: You should be able to hook it up to that.
Question 2: It's rather simple - here are the steps (these will work on any USB printer):
1. Install the drivers from the CD.
2. Plug in the printer's power (If it hasn't told you to already).
3. Plug in the USB cable (If it hasn't told you to already).

Dec 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Can't intall windows vista in my xps 700 dell pc


Even if I think it is not teh case..i suggest to check the ram memory ..and see how much you have installed on your system ..remember that for windows Vista the minimum required is !G of ram ..and a CPU ..with speeds over 1,5 G ..(which is not teh case cause this one came with a fast cpu ) ..
But the ram may be the issue ..cause on standard configuration ..it may have only 512 M of ram on ddr2 667 , and in this case will not be capable to run VISTA or windows 7 ..You actually need to upgrade the ram memory by adding at least 1G of ram ..and be sure it will run well ..(adding just a 512 will make it work but will be slow on vista..Vista is known for demanding more resources than any operation system ..I suggest if you upgrade ram memory ..to go right for windows 7 ..This way you will eliminate some speed issues..cause windows 7 is faster ..)
Another thing that may be ..is the space ...To install windows Vista or windows 7 ..you need at least 15 G of space free in the C drive ..where you want to install it ..otherwise will refuse the operation ..and stop the install process..
If you do have the space ..and teh ram memory needed..but just the partition is made too small ..I suggest to back -up files you need and can not recover from other places..and during installing ..format all drive ..by choosing advanced hard disk options ..and delete all partitions ..and make a large C drive ..(at least 40 G ) ..and the rest as you want..
format C drive and install the OS ..
The rest of the partition just create them ..cause it is possible to format them in windows.
By the way .for to be able to do all these you need to start the installing from a boot-able disk or a usb flash made boot-able with the OS on it ..cause if you run it from XP ..it will make issues..Either say you can not upgrade from xp if you run sp 1..or you can not delete the partitions if you have it active ..and running the installing from it ..So ..best way is to make a boot-able flash ..and boot from it ..by choosing it in the boot menu on start ..
A boot-able disk will do the same ..
let me know what exactly you have wrong ..and I will guide you through the process ...

Dec 06, 2010 | Dell XPS 700 PC Desktop

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I have a new cannon printer, but lost the cd to install printer to my computer.


If you do not have the disk you download software from Internet, follow instructions below,

Click here:Official Canon Drivers and Software or Canon USA:DRIVER & DOWNLOADS


A web page will open, follow instructions, select operative system etc., and click on download .
Chose to download the file in my documents when asked.
Afterdownloading,findthefile,doubleclick on the file, if you get introubles ,thenfollowinstructionsbelowto reset and reinstall:


  • Unplug printer USB.
  • Go to control panel >> installed printers in Windows and remove (delete ) any installed printer from printer list.
  • Download driver from website and run the file.
  • Follow driver installation wizard.
  • Plug back printer when prompted from installation wizard.
Note some printer does not work on Vista.

Sep 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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What are the ram limits on a compaq presario 5000a. I put 256 ram in the compaq and it only reads 128. Why?


You can install up to 3 sticks of 512 mb of memory. Did you add a 256 stick to the already-existing 128? You need to put DDR266/PC2100 memory. To troubleshoot, remove the 128 stick and put your 256 in and see if it is recognized. You will know right away from the bios screen. Memory needs to be the same type.

Jul 16, 2008 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Serial adapter need driver for xp


no need to install serial adapter it is built in for windows xp. but if you want to connect other devices using serial connection you need to install the driver e.g printer, modem etc.

Apr 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I INSTALLED MODEL T-S461-HSB TO MY WINDOWS XP AND IT STILL DON'T WRITE OR SHOW THE SIGNATURE THATS BEING WRITTEN DOWN. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I'M DOING WRONG.


you download the software eapp for using the signature pads here is the minimum requirements of install eapp software

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The eApp software was designed to function on both laptop and tablet PC computers.
Below are the hardware/software requirements for each configuration.
Note: eApp should run under Windows 2000, Windows XP Home and Media Center versions but Windows XP Professional (32 bit) and Windows Vista (32 bit) are the only 2 operating systems that the eApp help desk currently support. Use of an unsupported operating system can inhibit your ability to use eApp as it was intended and cause extra 3rd party support expenses.
Laptop -
Minimum Requirements:
1.2 GHz CPU or faster
512 MB Ram
20 GB Hard drive
Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista

Recommended Requirements:
1.7 GHz CPU or faster
1 GB Ram
60 GB Hard drive
Windows XP Professional
512MB USB Flash

Firewall and Virus protection software -
Any third-party protection software will do. Firewall and virus protection software should be running at all times to insure that your computer is not compromised and that customer information is not stolen. In the event of a system error you may be asked to provide the help desk with the results of a current virus scan to insure your machine is functioning properly. Failure to provide the scan results may result in a delay in resolving the problem.


Signature Capture Pad - Topaz SigLite Slim 1x5

Tablet PC -
Minimum Requirements:
1.2 GHz CPU or faster
512 MB Ram
20 GB Hard drive
Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista

Recommended Requirements:
1.5 GHz CPU or faster
1 GB Ram
60 GB Hard drive
Windows XP Professional

512MB USB Flash Drive
Firewall and Virus protection software -
Any third-party protection software will do. Firewall and virus protection software should be running at all times to insure that your computer is not compromised and that customer information is not stolen. In the event of a system error you may be asked to provide the help desk with the results of a current virus scan to insure your machine is functioning properly. Failure to provide the scan results may result in a delay in resolving the problem.

Tablet PC Signature Capture Software -
Topaz Tablet PC Software $100.00 USD
A signature capture pad is NOT required but special software is needed for the Tablet PC.

Mar 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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System memory FSB


Have you tried installin the memory in various slow...ie 1,2/1,2/1,4 etc?
Its sounds like your mother board is unable to run the sticks at the rated speed as they are different brands and densities so its dropping the speed to 166.

Have you tried going into the bios and changing the ram speed there?
Also try changing the command rate from 1T to 2T to see if that helps.

Dec 29, 2007 | PC Desktops

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