My four year old home-assembled Windows desktop PC was working fine until a recent move. Now, when I turn it on, it seems to be booting as usual but then powers down about 15-45 seconds after powering on. What's the likely problem? What do I do next? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity
on Sep 2, 2014 -
Why do large file downloads stall (with no error message or any feedback)? [more inside]
posted by bradn
on Oct 28, 2009 -
What is going on with my Acer Crystal Eye webcam? It suddenly died and won't revive again. [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Dec 28, 2007 -
I have a hand-me-down Intel server running Windows XP Pro... most of the time. Once or twice a day it locks up completely and without warning. Connected peripherals go dark but the screen stays frozen. I'm not a hardware guy; is there some free/cheap software to monitor the hardware & OS and tell me what's causing this?
posted by Tubes
on Sep 10, 2007 -
Windows XP Media Center Edition / Home Edition Networking Problem: I don't get prompted for login info when I try to access network shares. I just get "Access Denied"-type errors. [more inside]
posted by jeb
on Dec 2, 2005 -
How do I get my XP folder windows to stop opening in their own window? I'm aware of the "open in new window" option in Control Panel > Folder Options and that's not it. [more inside]
posted by miniape
on Jun 26, 2005 -
Hi all, for some unknown reason (I haven't changed anything) Firefox 1.0.2 (windows xp) suddenly stopped responding to my ctrl/shift-clicks (the keys are working fine outside of FF). This has made me *very* sad...I have tried pretty much everything and look to this great pool of knowledge to furthur my troubleshooting...maybe someone else has run into this? Is there an extension that could force the issue?
posted by gren
on Apr 13, 2005 -
A USB 2.0 card reader is causing my Windows 2000 laptop to completely hang up. [mi] [more inside]
posted by alidarbac
on Aug 16, 2004 -
I'm compiling a disc of useful windows diagnostic and troubleshooting utilities for when I have to make house calls for friends and relatives. what are some maybe lesser known tools that you guys have found particularly useful? freeware would be nice, but not necessary.
posted by mcsweetie
on Aug 6, 2004 -
My wonderful Dell has a quirk: suddenly streaming media, antivirus updates, and MSN messenger are no longer able to connect. My netwrok settings 'seem' okey-dokey, so short of a long ass tech support call to India*, what gives?
*Not that I have any misgivings about that fabulous region.
posted by moonbird
on Jun 26, 2004 -
I've got problems with an embedded windows media player, and msdn is being predictably useless... [MI] [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Apr 21, 2004 -
I have 100GB and 160GB hard drives in my XP computer. I tried using Norton Ghost to move the 100GB info to my latter drive, and it worked but with serious partition errors (windows not booting). I then moved a large amount of data to my 160, the 100 not really having changed. Everything in windows functions, but when I use Partition Magic 8 I get the following error: "Disk 1 appears to have partitions created using a different drive geometry (255h 63s original, 240h 63 current) You should back up...." etcetera. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze
on Mar 7, 2004 -