To upgrade or not to upgrade ... [more inside]
Is the atom chip vaporware? [more inside]
DataRecoveryFilter : Computer died. Internal hard drive saved and put in an external usb enclosure (Maxtor). Tried to read user data (Documents and settings\user): Access denied. Windows Xp. Don't have a computer in which I can put the saved harddrive (and boot from). What can I do? [more inside]
Please recommend a motherboard for an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor that is completely supported by Linux. [more inside]
I need to buy a laptop to study overseas for sixth months. All of my previous computers have been desktops which I've assembled, so I have little experience buying pre-built machines. Requirements inside. [more inside]
My 2001 Dell Dimension 2100 desktop is making this incredibly scary and irregular grinding noise. This sounds way more serious than a fan having some issues, but I'm no expert. Help. [more inside]
Any recommendations for meal-planning software I can run on my iBook? [more inside]
I'm looking for the name of a specific PC fighting game from the 90s. [more inside]
My computer is making a funny noise and overheating. Can you help me fix it? [more inside]
New Baby / Webcam Question: I'll be taking our baby to work with me from now on. I'd like to hook up a webcam over her crib in my office and have it upload a pic every so often (automatically) to my website so that my wife can see her from work. What's the best program solution for this?
So we just got a new printer at work. It has a standard USB printer cable. But I somehow need to connect it to our linksys print server which has the old-school 25 pin female printer cable receptacle -- you know, looks like this. Can this be done? And how? Thanks as always...
How can I safeguard a Linux laptop with dial-up Internet access? [more inside]
Should I get my PowerBook's logic board replaced? [more inside]
I'm a longtime PC user who is considering purchasing a Mac laptop for personal use. I'm relatively unfamiliar with Macs, and need advice! [more inside]
My computer is driving me crazy... and others around me I'd imagine. I work in a cubefarm... [more inside]
I had ViaVoice 98, but with a new computer, I'm wondering what the latest, greatest voice recognition program is. It'll mainly be for dictation. What are you using?
I have an old pc. Celeron 600mhz processor, 376mb ram. The ram is maxed out (I believe) and the overhead of microsoft's anti-spyware combined with AVG antivrus, along with XP sp2, have slowed the machine to a crawl. Is there a way to speed things up that is compatible with quicken 2004 and will leave me protected from net nasties? I thank you, hive-mind. [more inside]
How do I get my external hard drive to talk to my computer again? They seem to be pissed off about something, and now they won't even recognize the other's existence. [more inside]
What's the deal with USB cables? They're supposed to be "universal", but every time I get a new device (or buy a new cable at the store), I end up with a different kind of plug or receptacle. The only cable I can use with my digital camera is the one that came with it -- I've never found another with the same tiny plug on one end. Now my MP3 player requires yet another type of tiny plug. I left the cable that came with it at work, thinking I could surely use one of the various USB cable types I had at home. None of them fit! [more inside]
How can I get an External Hard Drive to show up in WinXP SP2 again? [more inside]
I had a brief power outage last night; today some of the computer programs are not reading a CD in the DVD drive correctly, while others still read it without a problem. What's going on? [more inside]
I'm interested in wearable computing and am curious if anyone has any resources for information. More importantly, I'm wanting to get a one handed keyboard. I've seen the Frogpad but would like to know all of my options. I'm preferablly looking for something bluetooth that can be used with my Blackberry. Thanks in advance.
Computer Peripheral Filter: I am looking for a device (other than a plotter) which I can hook up to a computer which can then generate text that looks hand written. I know you can get handwriting TT fonts , but the documents produced do not really look hand written. Getting a plotter is a last resort. I'm pretty sure I have heard of a device that will do what I need, but I can't seem to google it. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
I have a 60gig Photo Ipod. In order to keep my computer's hardrive relative clean, I do not keep my MP3's stored in the Itunes library. All 9500 are strictly on my IPOD. I know I run the ris of losing all that upload work should my ipod get lost or break, but it was by choice. I recently bought a 250 gig external hard drive for the sole purpose of keeping all of my MP3's and important computer files on there....What I want to do and havent been able to figure out is, how could I go about transferring all the MP3 files from my IPOD to my computer and then to the external drive. (more inside) [more inside]
Help me get a computer game for my brother... [more inside]
Microsoft Excel. Is it possible to insert some "alarm" function that will notify me if I insert duplicate text in later cells? [more inside]
Can I do this? I'd like to do a screengrab (difficulty A) and save it as a jpeg (difficulty B) so I can pull it into Photoshop and edit to my hearts content. I have a PC running XP. If the Metagods would so grant this wish, I promise to use this power for good not evil.
I need to boot to DOS in XP. How do I make a bootable CD? The command prompt will not do the trick as i need to be able to access the hardware.
I was just contacted by my company's ISP saying that our company's account is compromised by a virus as phishing emails have been sent out from here. I find this very hard to believe as we are an all-mac shop and I am fairly confident that these phishing emails generally spoof headers and such. Am I wrong? [more inside]
How do I get my external monitor to refresh faster than 60 hertz? [more inside]
I use David Allen’s GTD (Getting Things Done) system along with other productivity styles similar to it and spawned from it. I’ve organized many things in my life, but my computer files are still all over the place and don’t seem to have the same logic as my other implementations. I am curious if anyone has set up a GTD system for his or her computer files, or another system that works very well at retaining organization, short term and long term. I use Windows XP right now, but am curious about other operating systems as well such as Linux. I appreciate any tips or tricks that can be provided, thanks in advance.
Please help me find a system to prototype my wireless robotic ideas. [more inside]
Help my girlfriend get her writing out of a top-secret government compound! [more inside]
What is wrong with my new printer? [more inside]
DellHellfilter: Dell are telling my sister that if she doesn't sign the contract they sent her for a new computer her credit rating will be affected and she won't be able to get credit for anything again. This can't possibly be true, can it? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend any interesting historical military simulation games for Windows? There's a ton of titles and reviews out there and I can't figure out where to start. I'm not looking for mindless shoot-em-up action but rather an engaging game that draws its substance from real battles or wars (esp. WWII, Vietnam, or Korea) and gets good marks for historical attention to detail. Ground, air, or both.
What are your experiences with Computer Glasses? [more inside]
How can I get a good picture on an aging CRT monitor? [more inside]
I am building a computer, and I would like to know what I need to upgrade in order to have a passable gaming machine. Specs inside. [more inside]
Would anyone know of a software package or service that would page you when a particular stock price or a particular time was hit? For instance, I would want to be notified when a stock price hit say 17. I therefore would enter that price into my computer. If that price was hit, the computer would notify me through either a page or cell phone call.
A crackling sound comes out of my speakers whenever the network is used [more inside]
i have a dell pc at home. How come i cant use the the little joypad ive bought on games ive bought like Splinter cell and rainbow six? I know it works cos i checked it out on hardware settings.
I have two Dell 2405fpw monitors (24") and they make a horrible high pitch sound when the screen saver runs or any extended graphics run. I am running OSX, fyi, and want to know if this can be rectified? Why do the monitors make this high sound, and can it be stopped?
Adobe Reader 7.0 for Windows is taking several minutes to open even small PDFs. Why is this, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
Computer security question. Is a typical home PC, when it's connected to the net via a cable to a DSL modem, any more or less secure against intrusions than if the same computer were plugged into the network on the campus of a typical, large American university? Say, for example, a UC campus.
Wififilter: I want a miniPCI card for my laptop. [more inside]
I just bought a new soundcard and I'm trying to install it. It doesn't physically fit within the case! I'm thinking about bending the case with pliers... [more inside]
DVD-RWFilter: I burned a DVD ages ago, and on attempt to re-read, wimdows thinks it's blank. [more inside]
The power cord keeps falling out of my laptop. How can I fix this? [more inside]
Every time I try to open a folder, it opens the windows search "application" instead. [more inside]