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    Hi reject, Welcome to the Pit. I would say the best way to do it is to back up the data you wish to save & using a new XP CD, format & do a clean install. Regards, Hawk
  2. Hi txredneck68, Welcome to the Pit. Give this a try. Go HERE to run Panda's ActiveScan.Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button. A new window will open...click the Check Now button.Enter your State/Providence/Enter your E-mail address and click send.Select either Home user or Company.Click the big Scan Now button If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It may take a few minutes) Let us know if this works please. Regards, Hawk
  3. Nope! But that is only my opinion based on my use of an Acer product.
  4. This manual may help: http://www.eserviceinfo.com/downloadsm/102..._4000_4500.html I would think it should be in the 4000 series. I have an Acer TravelMate 2310 & it is in the 2300 Series. Not impressed with Acer at all! Regards, Hawk
  5. Please note that you should only have ONE Anti-Virus program installed or you may get a conflict if you have more than one. AVG is one of the most popular freewares AVs....In fact I run it myself.
  6. If you having a problem replying, do the following. When you click on reply at the bottom corner, a new page opens & it will contain this post. Right click a line in my post & click "Select All". All the post will turn blue. Next, click on "Delete". Your cursor will appear in the top left corner & you can type your reply. After you have completed you reply, click on "Add Reply" at the bottom.
  7. That setting is only used for the test. Check the following graph: Power Schemes Best Use Home/Office Desk Use when you are connected to AC power. Portable/Laptop Use when you are working away from your desk, or when you want to select one power scheme that works well in most situations. Presentation Use when you are giving a presentation or when you are watching a DVD. Always On This setting has limited use for Tablet PC users. Turning off System Hibernates is not recommended. Minimal Power Management Use if you have a fully charged battery and anticipate periods of time when your computer is idle but you are using it to view information. Max Battery Use when you are doing tasks that require minimal amounts of CPU processing or when you are willing to sacrifice processing speed to conserve your battery power. Hope this helps. Regards, Hawk
  8. WHOA! Click on your TechExpress link & go back to your summary. Click on each of these links & you will be given advice how to correct the problems: Customized Tune-up Tips • VIRUS FOUND, REMOVE IMMEDIATELY!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Run your AV • Defragment files (Drive C) • Remove battery when running on AC Power (Just a reminder) • Adjust IE browser cache size • Check disabled devices (This may be intentional) • Adjust Receive Buffer Size After you have done the above, please run a new test & post a link to your results. You can do this by clicking on TechExpress at the end of the test & right click starting with http to the end of the 16 digits (It will turn blue) & click on copy. When you reply, right click beside curser & click paste. The link will then show up in your reply. Regards, Hawk
  9. Hi scooby69, Hope the following helps a bit. For some reason the installation of SP2 can cause a file called "AUTOEXEC.NT" to be corrupted or deleted. This file is part of the Windows 16-bit subsystem and usually lives in the system32 folder. What's happening when you get this error is that the setup for that program uses InstallSheild which is a 16-bit program. Since the AUTOEXEC.NT file is missing, it can't run the install program. Not everyone who installs SP2 will have this problem. Fortunately there is a backup of the file living on your hard drive. Double click "My Computer" then your hard drive (probably C drive) and open the "WINDOWS" folder. Open "SYSTEM32" and see if the "AUTOEXEC.NT" file is in there. Chances are it isn't. If it is, then it's probably corrupt. Arrow up or hit "Back" to return to the main WINDOWS folder. Go down to "Repair" and double click. You should find "autoexec.nt" and "config.nt" in there. Copy these files (Ctrl+C) then go back to SYSTEM32 and paste them there (Ctrl+V). It will ask you if you want to replace the old one—click "Yes". THIS may also fix the above. You have a conflict on the lpt 2 printer port. go to the cmos setup/ normally press del when the computer starts/ and just change the printerport setting to something else or for time being just disable it /if you dont use printer or any other type device from the printerport you can leave it disabled. Also, have a look at your printer in Device Manage. Regards, Hawk
  10. Go into your computers' power settings (under display settings -> screen saver) and set it to "always on" (do this only when it's plugged in though). You can access it by a right click on a clear space on your desktop. Reboot & run the test again.
  11. Did you go into Device Manager & see if there are any RED Xs or EXCLAMATION MARKS ?
  12. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294728
  13. I believe it is the fault of both Phaser. BTW, welcome to the Pit. To the best of my knowledge, the Pit Administrators are working on the problem at present. Not sure when the test will be corrected though. It this is not the problem, I will stand corrected. Although you probably did the following, I will post it again. http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm Regards, Hawk EDIT: Sorry IG...Didn't see your post.
  14. Thanks for the post tjm. I would suggest you return to your summary & click on each of the following: Customized Tune-up Tips • Defragment files (Drive C) • Remove battery when running on AC Power • Adjust IE browser cache size • Adjust Receive Buffer Size You will be told how to correct each problem & when that is done, run another test & we can look for any further problems that may exist. Regards, Hawk
  15. Have a look at these articles: http://labmice.techtarget.com/windowsxp/Tr...XP/shutdown.htm
  16. Your free space is still too low. Is there a lot of movies or music stored on the puter? Use DVD RW CDs & burn to them.
  17. Hi NecroD2, Welcome to the Pit. Although you checked your drivers, it does sound like driver problem. Did you check Device Manager for any problems with USB? This may also help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310575 Let us know please. Regards, Hawk
  18. Hi again rodger-b, Not sure what is wrong with the Panda AV. Do you have your firewall disabled when it trys to update? If not, try disabling it & see if it updates. Enable after. If that doesn't work, try this online AV scan: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ Regards, Hawk BTW, I think you should have an onboard AV program. Following are a couple of freeware ones that may interest you. If you d/l ONE (Shouldn't have two on your system) & install it. make sure you update the definitions before scanning. AVG AntiVirus AVAST Home Edition
  19. Hi rodger-b, Welcome to the Pit. I found this post that may explain what is happening: Regards, Hawk
  20. Hi again LH_Dude, The following was posted on a thread I was working on recently. Regards, Hawk
  21. Hi tjm, Welcome to the Pit. Could you give us a link to your results please ? Click on the second link down this page & just follow the instructions. Regards, Hawk
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