Work just ordered me a new Dell -
its got everything - but i opted to have no vid card shipped (for obvious reasons :) )
want to stay cheap - but get the best performance
basically - i play WoW - thats about it right now
Specs - 1.86ghz dual core duo / 1gb ddr2 / 160gb sata etc...
working on a gateway desktop
it SOUNDS like it boots up - no beeps etc, but no video
has onboard video, so tried a PCI generic card - still no video
power supply tested good - tried in another machine.....
hard drive tested good - powered up in another machine
memory seems ok (would give beeps...
Ok - im working on a dell dimension - on-board video - bios is old, minimal features (no feature to use pci graphics card)
so im trying to get this new pci card to work in the machine, but alas, i cant get video out of it
the machine SEE's the card - latest catalyst drivers are installed...
i got sent a replacement hard drive from gateway, sata 80gb
bios sees the hard drive
but when i load windows home setup, it tells me theres no hard drive
gateway tech is clueless
ok - dell desktop
memory - checked ok
hard drive - checked ok
cdrom - swapped out 3 different drives - all ok
yanked out all pci devices - agp graphics card is the only thing left in there - seems to be fine ( no onboard )
ran xp setup to run a FRESH install - formatted the drive (full and...
brand new vaio
takes FOREVER on the windows splash/loading screen - runs fine etc after this - literally - 4mins or so
what can i check/disable etc to limit this??
i ran ERD and checked the autoruns etc - but thats more or less once windows loads, no?
either way - theres not an excessive...
I have both cd's - not damaged
im trying to run a repair on this machine, and shortly after it calls for cd2 - it sits at 28% and has no HD activity or anything
the cd's work fine as i use them all the time
laptop - btw - gateway - dual core etc - nice machine
i just did a fresh install of xp home on a hp with a media card reader
well for some reason it designated one of the removeable media's as C:
and made my main hard drive H:
how can i switch this.... i try to install things and it says i must be logged in as administrator to do this... when in...
ok - im working on a pc (dell) - im trying to reload windows xp home -
i boot from cd - go into setup - formatted (complete) - now when its "copying windows setup files" - it does like a chunk of them, then stalls for a while, cdrom spins down.... sits .... sits - then after a while it starts...
EVERYTHING opens in notepad.... even startup files etc....
i went into folder options and reset all to default.... no prevail
i ran a windows repair..... no prevail
i found a site with a ton of reg mergers to fix associations.... no prevail
anyone got any ideas --- not trying to reformat
im running an xp repair on a machine... dell
memory tested ok -- hard drive didnt show any bad logs with 2 different hard drive test...
its gotten to the point in the repair that says "saving settings" - and its been stuck on 7mins for a while... the only reason im letting it sit and run is...