Tested a pair of Hitachi 80GB 2.5" PATA drives recently, so I might possibly use them in a refurb laptop. First, I ran HDAT2, which told me that although the drives had zero reallocated sectors, there were a number of sectors (8 and 2, respectively) PENDING reallocation. This says that the sectors were corrup... 16 May 2010 09:09
Please recommend a color printer/scanner combo
"powrwrap" <powrwrap(a)aol.com> wrote in message news:8536e05f-378e-445e-ac17-4048d6711953(a)j35g2000yqm.googlegroups.com... I've got an old HP Deskjet that I've had two color cartridge print heads clog up on me. Both of them are at 90% full. That's $75 shot for nothing. FYI, I've tried unclogging them using a... 15 May 2010 07:12
Can't Buy Studio XPS 9000 from Small Business Side of Dell
I'm beginning my shopping in earnest for a new computer. I've got my eye on the Studio XPS 9000 so I went to the small business section of Dell online. No 9000's listed. They had 8100's. I went into live chat and was told that the Studio XPS 9000 is exclusive to home sales only. So I guess I buy one from the home... 14 May 2010 10:34
Dell PA-10 ac adapter center pin
Christopher Muto;1161117 Wrote: MZB wrote:[color=blue] ... well traveled and roughly handeled ac adapters can have a issue with the wire where it enters the laptop plug, or the wire could be cut or frayed, or the removable power cord may simply not be fully inserted into the adapter... but thos... 22 May 2010 11:37
Frequent Screen Crashes (PLEASE HELP)
My computer keeps experiencing a screen crash. The screen freezes and the graphics become heavily pixelated and distorted. I think it also turns progressively black over an extended period of time. It's an old Dell laptop running Windows XP Home Edition (2002 version) with Service Pack 3. It's an Inspiron 8500 an... 15 May 2010 12:36
Which to choose - 64 bit or 32 bit?
Vostro 3500 I'm looking at comes with i5-430M processor and 4 GB memory and WIndows 7 Professional 32 bit. Should I upgrade to 64 bit since it costs nothing extra or would I need to add more memory for the 64 bit to run well? ... 12 May 2010 04:47
What plays MP4 movies?
My old Dell Inspiron 1200 is baffled by .MP4 movies that the new camera produces. What default program ought I to upgrade? Windows XP. -- rhhardin(a)mindspring.com On the internet, nobody knows you're a jerk. ... 11 May 2010 11:08
O,T., please about Yahoo mail?
Please don't tell me to see the Yahoo tech support people. I got lost in that maize and I thought I'd never find my way out! Tech suppor has no been turned into a game! Is there ANY POSSIBLE way I can determine if an email I had sent sent , has been accessed, or opened!? Thank!!!, I also use Yahoo , lierba... 10 May 2010 09:50
Graphics Card Fan Noise
To give you an idea of how much of a gamer I am: My Studio XPS 8100 includes the first graphics card I have ever owned that has a fan. The fan does make some additional noise, which I'm not crazy about, but I'm getting used to it. It's really nothing more than a soft 'buzz'. But it leads me to ask (for future ... 12 May 2010 22:31
WTB: ANYONE GOT ANY DELL OR OTHER - MICROSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE TO SELL? XP, BASIC, SBE, 2003, 2007
WTB: ANYONE GOT ANY DELL OR OTHER - MICROSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE TO SELL? XP, BASIC, SBE, 2003, 2007 I am looking to buy Microsoft Office OEM packs. I am looking to buy these in quantities of 5 or more. Would like to buy large quantities of these and others. Also buying most all other Microsoft and Adobe softwa... 9 May 2010 06:44