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  1. keakar

    need help with windows 10 missing desktop problem

    im still a win 7 user so I haven't gotten used to dealing with the 10,001 issues and workarounds for win 10 problems yet but.... I put win 10 on a laptop and a pc for a friend and the laptop is just fine but one day the pc decided you can no longer have a desktop showing so now its still there...
  2. keakar

    need help diagnosing dead dell inspiron 1545 laptop

    this is my nieces computer so I don't have hands on regular daily use knowledge of it but ..... ok as of now the power supply is showing its putting out 19 volts so its working but the power light on the laptop itself is not coming on and the laptop is dead even after wiggling the plug to see...
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    question about samsung 850 ssd

    I have an old 500GB Samsung 840 ssd that had the well known slowing down issues and to fix that, i was told a few years ago that I should use the Samsung magician tool to fix the slow down software design flaw issues with it. (or something like that) well im about to swap it out to the newer...
  4. keakar

    Help !!! delete temporary internet files options are corrupted and freezing

    when I try to use internet options or disk cleaner to clear my temp internet files they get stuck in an endless search for the files that has gone 32 hours straight non-stop as of now. all the "just click this button" options don't fix it. I recall a while back there was a way to go into the...
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    help- cant get known working card to work on another computer

    I took my gtx 660 out of my computer and put it into another one but it will not recognize it. this card only uses on 6 pin pcie power plug and irt is plugged in and showing green "status good" light. device manager only shows the onboard grafics and not the NVidia pci-e card under systems...
  6. keakar

    will an external 2.5 sata drive adapter work on 3.5?

    I see no reason its not the same, but they don't say anything anywhere on these things about using them on a 3.5" sata drive, so I must ask :confused: most say they work on ssd or regular 2.5" drives so im assuming regular 3.5" sata drives power demands and connections are no different but I...
  7. keakar

    video card cooler question

    will any cooler work on any card, as long as they are the same type, albeit not the same brand? I hate the EVGA turbine coolers with the whiny sound they make (im anal about not having a noisy computer) and im not too exited about the aftermarket coolers out there so I was wondering if I could...
  8. keakar

    nvidia card recommendation

    what is the best NVidia pci-e card that I can buy used for under $100? it doesn't matter how new or old the design architecture is as long as its going to play most of the newer games or at least play them on low settings. yes this is NOT the system in my specs, this is a budget upgrade for a...
  9. keakar

    software raid card advice needed

    I have 2 150gb ide drives I want to raid but the board does not have raid option so what do I need to buy to create one system drive from it? I also need to understand how it works, do i just plug the ribbon into the card and then the card makes it into one drive or do i need the cards that...
  10. keakar

    need suggestions for older video card

    I have an old computer that does fairly decent with amd 3800 64x2 cpu and is maxed out with 4gb of 3200 ram the problem is this is an old ms7184 board with pathetic generic integrated onboard video which cant handle a big monitor (over 17") without needing to run 800x600 resolution. so I put...
  11. keakar

    computer has ram issue

    I need help diagnosing a computer that a guy gave me he found it in the closet of a house he just bought and its a server style case and that's about all I know about it. brand is unknown but mb says its an intel desktop motherboard dh55tc...
  12. keakar

    how to hook up 2 HDD drives to act as one?

    I have an old computer and I want to add an extra drive to it but the in the past when I just plugged an extra drive in, it was there and it worked, but only like and external drive in that I had to select and tell windows to put stuff there or click onto the other drive to look there for stuff...
  13. keakar

    help with failed reinstall of IE11 browser with win 7

    my nieces computer has been acting up with the touchpad not being very responsive and it seams that IE11 was having issues. chrome could go online with no problems but IE couldnt seam to connect to the same websites or would takes a full 2 solid minutes to do so. I ran all the c cleaner...
  14. keakar

    how do you send and recieve faxes on your computer?

    I have a friend who has a fax machine and she would like to hook it up but she heard you need a separate phone line and phone number for it. she also asked about the fax icon thing that shows on her computer in the printers and fax section, she asked if that was a built in fax machine? and you...
  15. keakar

    question about ram slot order

    I just upgraded an old dell optiplex 745 SFF desktop with 32 bit system from having only 2gb (2x512mb & 1x1gb) of 667mhz ram and made it a 64 bit OS so it can use more ram. i have a spare 2gb stick of 667mhz ram I pulled from another system and im trying to use it in this one but the only way I...
  16. keakar

    Help with RAM slot order

    does the ram used need to be sized the same?
  17. keakar

    can you hook up a central hub and run wifi tv to your whole house?

    can you hook up wifi tv to your whole house like you can do for the internet? just wondering if its reasonable (or too expensive to be practical) to set up wireless tv throughout a house? what all would be involved equipt wise to do this? would it "have to be" cable signal or could you just...
  18. keakar

    laptop cant connect or stay connected to internet

    my niece has a ASUS Laptop X55C-DS31 laptop she stopped using because it kept losing internet and couldn't reconnect. router was fine, it was something not working with the laptop. in fact, the laptop would reconnect if the laptop was brought in the same room as the router but that's the only...
  19. keakar

    upgrading a dell laptop options

    I have an old dell laptop that's pathetic, its a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Pentium d t4500 cpu and only 2gb ram the power plug is broken on it so you have to wiggle it until it touches just right to work so im going to be looking for mb cpu combo anyway but I want to be sure I get a board that...
  20. keakar

    ASUS X55C-DS31 cpu upgrade options

    my niece has a school laptop I got her a few years ago and I was wondering what sort of upgrade options I had for it? this is what I bought and the as purchased specs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230985R ASUS X55C-DS31 Intel Core i3 2370M (2.40 GHz) 4 GB Memory...
  21. keakar

    what is involved in getting set up to burn 8.5gb capacity?

    as we all know, media has passed up the 4gb capacity of dvd and unless you want a pricey "special" burner and a special player to play it in, there just isn't any other option then dual layer burning. lately I have been seeing 8.5 gb dvd that seam to be one sided disks (frosted on one side for...
  22. keakar

    what to buy for desktop to get wireless lan

    I have a desktop computer and want to do away with the wires but still have very high speed internet. I see little usb flash drive looking things called wireless lan and others that have antennas connected to them ands even pci cards with ad-on antennas on them. what is junk and what is good...
  23. keakar

    DRIVER UPDATING

    since when did old mb driver updating become like the underground drug trade? you cant find a free driver download anywhere unless you buy a utility or download one that fills your system with viruses and spyware that takes days to purge from your system and even then you often get the wrong...
  24. keakar

    i need help swapping out a dell motherboard

    I have a friend who has an old dell slimline OptiPlex 745 with Pentium d 3.4ghz cpu and 1gb (4x512mb) ram. the motherboard only has the number intel L2820P-01 on it but nothing shows when I search for that board number. I want to help her upgrade this thing but she literally has no money at all...
  25. keakar

    need a utility with simple easy to use interface for burning avi, mp4, & mkv video to dvd movies

    as the title says, i need a utility with simple easy to use interface for burning avi, mp4, & mkv video to dvd movies that will play in any dvd player. I have been using nero 7 for years but I never upgraded to newer versions because they were too damn bloated with extra crap and adware. all...
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