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  1. You might try cleaning it. It is very common for them to get dust in them. It doesn't take much dust in a laptop to restrict the airflow and cause overheating.
  2. You might try changing the refresh rate on your monitor. Control panel/display/advanced/monitor. Increase the setting a step at a time to see if it makes a difference. If it does, your monitor may be getting week. Increasing the refresh rate is a temp fix and may make your monitor fail faster.
  3. Rob, I'm glad to see that you have pleanty of support. You might even want to check with your city councel to see if there is a counseling center near by. I just joined a support group that meets every Wednesday evening. The entire group is comprised of people that have recently lost a spouse. People just sit around and share their experience and it gives you a chance to let your feelings out to people that are going through the same thing that you are. Family provides support, only on a certain level. There is no way that they can REALLY identify with what you are going through or what
  4. Sounds like your O/S may have become unstable. What O/S do you have? You might want to post a test: HOW TO POST A TEST At the top of this page, click on "PC Pitstop" (in big red letters). That will take you to the Home page. In the (top) left column, click on “Full Test”. Follow the directions for taking the test. After the test has run, it will take you to the “Test Results Summary” page. Click on “TechExpress” (in bold gold letters). In the center of the next page you will see a yellow box containing a URL: **http://pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=
  5. Thanx for your replies. I'm almost finished building the PC. I ended up ordering all of the individual parts from Newegg & Monarch. I built it to about 4 times the minimum requirements for the system, to allow for future expansion. I got the DVR card from the eBay seller that's in my first post. He sent it from Hong Kong and I got it in 3 days. I'm just waiting for the P4 2.8g processor. Monarch B/Od it on me but I should get it on Friday. If anyone is interested, I will be happy to let them know how it works. The software that came with the card looks really cool
  6. I did a scan with Nortons and AVG. Nada!
  7. The whole thing bugs me! Here's my latest test. I don't see anything suspicious here: http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?i...Q38AWZW6HMSFEW3 I just noticed that my Norton anti-virus is not working. I ran System Works scan and it said to uninstall and re-install Nortons . I have a Linksys router as a firewall and I NEVER open attachments without calling the sender. I also NEVER open FW email.
  8. I haven't tried deleting it. I'd sure like to know what it is and how it got there first. I don't see anything Norton about this thing . Why would you suspect that? (just curious) .
  9. 8210GUY We've gone a little off topic here but this is important. You are exactly right. In order to ground yourself to the PC, the PC MUST be plugged in. When it is unplugged, the static electricity will find its way to the micro circuitry inside the PC. When you unplug the PC, you remove the path to earth ground. Electricity takes the path of least resistance. If the PC is grounded (plugged in) and you touch the case, the electricity goes straight to earth through the earth lug in your power cable, plugged into the wall outlet (that is assuming your outlet is properly wired).
  10. I just noticed this strange icon on my desk top. Seems like it's been there for a few week but I don't know what it is or if it is important. When I opn it, this is what I get. Has anyone seen this before? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An unexpected exception has been detected in native code outside the VM. Unexpected Signal : EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) occurred at PC=0x6E616C2F Function=[unknown.] Library=(N/A) NOTE: We are unable to locate the function name symbol for the error just occurre
  11. What price range are you looking at? Is it for gaming? What are the specs of your computer?
  12. Try uninstalling Zone alarm and see if that fixes the problem. Let us know, please.
  13. This is not the first time that I have seen this exact same complaint about AVG Pro. I wish that I remembered the solution (if there was one). Hang in there, I'm sure that someone will remember it and post it for you. EDIT: I seem to remember it having something to do with Zone Alarm
  14. No offence intended but you came up with the topic: This is hardly a computer related topic . You might want to ask one of the moderators to move it to the General Discussions section. I am sure that you will find a lot more help with that problem there.
  15. You need "Dear Abby", not the Pit
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