Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Oscar

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 ... 9
General Computer Support / Re: Windows 7 vs 8
« on: June 19, 2013, 05:56:39 pm »
Hi Shane thank you

1. Is there any preference of laptop brand or even model?

2. Is the I7 a Quad core like they say or is it just another name equivalent?

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Re: All In Repair 1. 9 .14
« on: June 18, 2013, 09:06:41 pm »
If your not getting the error now it could have just been a fluke :-)


Should i run it again to see?

Thank you

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 7 vs 8
« on: June 18, 2013, 09:05:22 pm »
Hi Shane

I looked at laptops today

1. There are no laptops with Windows 7 only 8, they were asked to send back when 8 came out.

2. Processors i  see are alot of  I7, they are saying they are quad core, is this ok, and are they the same?

3. Any really good brand?

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Re: All In Repair 1. 9 .14
« on: June 17, 2013, 07:27:17 pm »
Set it to Complete memory dump and see if you can get it to do it again. Make sure you have your page file enabled as well in order for it to do it.


Thanks Shane i had already set it to Complete memory dump. I ran the Repair and went through fine.

Not sure if i had the page file enabled as well, is that ok?

Please can you explain what this does, running the Complete memory dump or program?

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Re: All In Repair 1. 9 .14
« on: June 14, 2013, 02:35:14 am »
Run this tool

And tell me what it says what might have caused the blue screen :wink:


Hi Shane

System Information (local)
computer name: BOO
windows version: Windows XP Service Pack 3, 5.1, build: 2600
windows dir: C:\WINDOWS
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz Intel586, level: 6
1 logical processors, active mask: 1
RAM: 233226240 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 2059063296

Crash Dump Analysis
Crash dump directory: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump
Crash dumps are disabled for your computer.
No valid crash dumps have been found on your computer

Crash dumps are not enabled on this computer. This is probably why there are no craswh dumps available. It is suggested you enable crash dumps on your computer. Use the System applet in Control Panel. Click the Advanced tab, then click the Startup and Recovery button. Select one of the options from the drop-down list in the Write Debugging Information box.
For more information refer to the following article: Enabling crash dumps on your computer.

Read the topic general suggestions for troubleshooting system crashes for more information.

Note that it's not always possible to state with certainty whether a reported driver is actually responsible for crashing your system or that the root cause is in another module. Nonetheless it's suggested you look for updates for the products that these drivers belong to and regularly visit Windows update or enable automatic updates for Windows. In case a piece of malfunctioning hardware is causing trouble, a search with Google on the bug check errors together with the model name and brand of your computer may help you investigate this further.

The options in the "WRITE DEBUGGING INFORMATION" are:
1. Small memory dump (64KB)
2. Kernel memory dump
3. Complete memory dump
4. None

Which of these settings should i set?

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Re: All In Repair 1. 9 .14
« on: June 08, 2013, 05:06:52 pm »
How much free space do you have on your hard drive?


Thanks Shane

c drive = 18.7gb of 37.2gb

General Computer Support / All In Repair 1. 9 .14
« on: June 07, 2013, 05:17:59 pm »
Hi Shane

I ran the Repair and it stopped through the Repair, so i repeated the process and got the same result.

Previously i got problems with loop (?) with reset permissions.

The computer freezes with a full screen blue box with messages

Windows has shut down as a precaution with wording like:

Problems with disk size space not large enough etc.

I have to reboot by turning the on/off button on the computer.

I can't do a print screen to show you.

Thanks in advance

General Computer Support / Re: Opening Documents Slow
« on: June 07, 2013, 05:11:31 pm »
@Oscar: Do you have AVAST ? If yes, then only activate the "behaviour" & "file" shield.

Thank you

Yes i think these are the current settings, i think Shane said to set Avast to these settings in a prevoius thread i posted?

General Computer Support / Re: Opening Documents Slow
« on: June 07, 2013, 05:09:31 pm »
Disable the antivirus completely and see if it speeds things up.



Hi Shane yes it does, not fast but an improvement.

General Computer Support / Re: Opening Documents Slow
« on: June 05, 2013, 03:47:50 pm »
Thank you for your reply

PDF, Microsoft Office Documents Word, Access etc, Outlook, Note pad seems to be pretty good.

Also when i close the email it can take awhile before i can open/work with the computer.

Just have Avast?

How do i disable the Windend Services?

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Opening Documents Slow
« on: June 05, 2013, 01:31:06 am »
Hi when i open documents it takes awhile to open.

But when i open it again it opens faster.

Turn computer off, restart and do the same thing and slow again.

Why is this, can it be fixed?

Thanks in advance

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 7 vs 8
« on: May 31, 2013, 08:22:48 pm »
Original Equipment Manufacture

Basically when you buy any type of hardware you can buy an OEM disk which is way cheaper than retail :wink:

If the system has 3 GB of ram or less get 32 bit. More than that get 64 bit as 32 bit only supports up to 4gb (3gb usable) 64 bit is for anything above that.


Thanks Shane where can i get a OEM disc?

Will a 64 bit work on 3GB and under?

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 7 vs 8
« on: May 31, 2013, 03:31:18 am »
See if you can get a machine with 7 on it. If not make sure to by an oem disc and not a reailt one, a lot cheaper.


Thanks Shane

What is a OEM disc stand for?

Should i get 32 bit or 64 bit?
What is the difference?

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 7 vs 8
« on: May 25, 2013, 06:22:04 pm »
As with every Windows you can only install it on 1 machine at a time.

A lot of times you can ask for a Windows 7 instead of 8 with the computer.


Thanks Shane

1. So if i got the disc only i could load on 1 computer then when that one broke so to speak i could use the disc again to load on the new computer, though hopefully Windows would have sorted the OS out?

2. Is it more economical to buy a new machine with 7 on it or just buy the disc only and wait for this laptop to go altogether and then load the 7 disc on a 8 machine?


General Computer Support / Re: Windows 7 vs 8
« on: May 24, 2013, 03:56:25 pm »
You can still buy Windows 7 itself.

As for processor and memory try to get at least a 4 core cpu and at least 4gb of ram or more :wink:


Thanks Shane

To buy Windows 7 what are the options, is disc a option?

How many machines/times can i load it?

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 7 vs 8
« on: May 24, 2013, 03:13:16 am »
I would get one with Windows 7.


Thanks Shane

Not many left here.
Maybe but a Windows 7 disc could be another option?

What is good specs for a laptop e.g processor/size etc


Is there such thing and any suggestions please.

Thank you in advance

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 7 vs 8
« on: May 22, 2013, 04:50:07 pm »
Hi Shane thank you, very well put.

Only trouble i have neither 7 or 8?

Would you jump in and buy a new laptop with Windows 7 or the Windows 7 disc at least, before it is not available?

The reason is that i feel that my laptop in on its way out with screen issues (thread lines on screen).

Thank you

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 7 vs 8
« on: May 22, 2013, 01:58:20 pm »
Hi Shane thank you

UAC what does this stand for?

Would you recommend buying a Windows 7 machine while i can or purchase a Windows 7 disc?

Or possibly wait until 8 sorts it self out?

Appreciate your thoughts + you aren't a salesman for computers who try to push the latest (OK that's their job but not necessarily the correct option.

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 7 vs 8
« on: May 22, 2013, 03:08:50 am »
Hi Shane thank you

I hear that there is a free trial to put the user interface back to Windows previous interface?
Is the user interface the only reason you went back to 7?

What are the benefits of 8 over 7?

I have neither currently and are looking to but a new laptop.

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Windows 7 vs 8
« on: May 20, 2013, 04:29:02 pm »
Hi i was wondering if Windows 8 is as good as 7? Keeping in mind i have neither.

Heard a few comments about this, and majority say wait until Windows 8 is all sorted out.

I need honest opinions please.

Thanks in advance

General Computer Support / Re: Lines down screen
« on: May 20, 2013, 04:25:08 pm »
No way to tell at all. A lot of times more lines will appear as time goes on. Might get worse might stay the same.

Only time will tell :-)


Thanks Shane

Does having a separate screen running from the laptop (low resources) take up any more resources?

The reason being do i buy another computer or just run the as above.

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Re: SFC not working
« on: May 15, 2013, 08:44:28 pm »
Open a cmd.exe window and in it put

sfc /scannow

Then you can see what SFC is saying and the Windows wont close.


Hi Shane

I tried above and it said it needed a administrator to continue and moved to the next line.

Thank you

General Computer Support / Re: Lines down screen
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:46:25 pm »
Hi Shane thank you

What will eventually happen, get worse, whole screen will disappear etc?

How long normally will it last approx?

Thanks again

General Computer Support / Received Email has old Antivirus Scan
« on: May 13, 2013, 03:38:38 pm »
Hi i deleted AVG awhile ago, but i received a email with a note at the bottom saying this email was scanned by AVG etc, but i deleted this, and know have Avast?

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 ... 9