A hardware-related problem (including driver problems) on the local computer that does not depend on other computers in a network

Only one channel outputs on the earphone jack and USB

Wed, 2016-02-24 11:43 by Karol · Forum/category:

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad S400, WIN 7, built in Realtek sound card.
on the internal speakers it's fine, but on the 3.5mm jack, and also from an external USB sound card it seems that onle one channel, the L or R, is playing

How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries

Tue, 2014-06-10 16:38 by admin · Forum/category:

This is an excellent article, explaining in detail what exactly does and does not wear out a lithium-ion accumulator. Highly recommended, if you want to know what you can do to extend the useful life of your battery.

Read the complete article at Battery University

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CD/DVDrom wont play DVD Movies

Wed, 2010-09-29 12:14 by Falkland · Forum/category:

I run a LG desktop 153gb Hard Drive with 2gb Ram: OS = WinXP Home SP3.
Initially I had a problem with DMA and PIO, but thanks to your Forum Topic "DMA reverts to PIO"; I followed all the suggestions ( uninstalling primary & secondary channels, running resetdma.vbs and manually deleted datachecksum using REGEDIT and checked Bios); which cured by PIO mode and sound issues. Hard drive is now UDMA5 and the CDROM is now UDMA4.
But when I try to play a DVD movie (Powerdvd10) the program starts but does not respond and just hangs and yet does not drop out of UDMA4 and will not play.

CD dislodged in drive

Mon, 2010-08-09 07:32 by iantheevil · Forum/category:

It seems a CD I was using to install a program somehow came off of the tray and is still inside my DVD drive. The tray ejects fine and I can see the CD in there. It would be tough to get at it but it looks like it might be possible to remove it from the front. I could try putting a blank CD in the drive to see if it would jar the first one loose but I really don't want to aggravate the problem.

Hard drive slow after in-place install

Mon, 2010-01-25 20:08 by jango28 · Forum/category:

I have a HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop (2GB RAM, 100GB HDD) with Windows XP MCE 2005 (SP2) running.
Recently I had to to do an in-place install as I was getting BSOD on trying to enter safe mode. Everything went on fine without a glitch.
But now I do see a hit on my laptop's performance. It takes longer to boot and hand over cursor control after booting.

Razer Tarantula, 10-key rollover, and the secret code

Sun, 2009-11-01 17:42 by anonymous · Forum/category:

I recently got myself a new keyboard, the fairly expensive Razer Tarantula. One of the key features of this keyboard is its so called Anti-Ghosting, which is more precisely described as 10-key rollover over USB. (k-key rollover denotes the ability of keyboards to correctly handle a situation in which k keys are pressed simultaneously, independent of the combination pressed) However, to use it, you need to know the secret code!

using my ext hdd internally

Thu, 2009-10-29 03:33 by David H · Forum/category:

Hello there first things first I really appreciate this site it has helped me countless times,
Iam wondering if I can use my mybook 1tb ext drive internally i believe it is a sata drive and i currently running ide cables any idea? I would like to change due to long waits on moving large files. it takes roughly 30min to move 14gb,

Cannot start Windows Vista

Fri, 2009-08-28 12:44 by agatina · Forum/category:

Hi all,

Installing XP using SATA

Fri, 2009-06-26 12:16 by Joshua s · Forum/category:

hey, i have recently been advised to reinstall windows and i am getting the BSoD message when attempting to install windows. this is due to my computer's SATA driver. this requires a floppy with the drivers on it.
however, i do not know how to get these 32bit files which are needed:
jraid (security catalog)
Jraid (system file)

my motherboard type is ms-6741
i do have a floppy drive, so all i need is the files. does anyone know where i can get these?

edit: i'm trying to install windows xp with service pack 2 if thats any help

Computer does not boot

Tue, 2009-04-21 09:21 by dkdhiraj · Forum/category:

My windows runs smoothly as long as i do not shut down, may be for months. Even restart is not a problem. But when it gets shut down once, it does not start. And my technician say " Sir, ur SMPS has gone." he changes the smps and it starts n shuts down for two three times and i am a happy person. But again the same problem.
Please help me!!!!

Thanks in advance.