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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
On a Windows computer, a system restore may do the trick.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4005 on: March 31, 2017, 01:16:15 PM »
Is it a big deal to install another or a dual graphics card? (desktop)
If I'm buying another graphics card what should I look for?
depends on your motherboard
depends what you need a gpu for
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4007 on: April 02, 2017, 05:20:06 PM »
When I play music on my computer, the volume jumps up and down. Different songs and different music players. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4008 on: April 02, 2017, 08:01:06 PM »
When I play music on my computer, the volume jumps up and down. Different songs and different music players. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Change the default player for all file types to the same player.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4009 on: April 02, 2017, 08:18:12 PM »
Change the default player for all file types to the same player.
Thanks. It looks like it's already set to WMP.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4010 on: April 02, 2017, 08:40:15 PM »
When I play music on my computer, the volume jumps up and down. Different songs and different music players. Any suggestions? Thanks.
does i happen with headphones too?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4011 on: April 02, 2017, 08:43:58 PM »
does i happen with headphones too?
Good question. I need to try...

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4012 on: April 03, 2017, 12:34:03 AM »
Is it easy to replace my cd drive? And is there a specific replacement I'm suppose to buy or a specific drive I'm suppose to avoid? Or better am I suppose to look for one brand over the other which is better? Thanks
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4013 on: April 03, 2017, 06:33:48 PM »
Is it easy to replace my cd drive? And is there a specific replacement I'm suppose to buy or a specific drive I'm suppose to avoid? Or better am I suppose to look for one brand over the other which is better? Thanks
It's easy for me to replace it.
Buy a replacement that fits in your computer and has at least the features that you need. Most brands are okay. Look on a site like newegg.com to check reviews.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4014 on: April 04, 2017, 12:00:11 PM »
An entire folder on a network drive disappeared and none of my backups or the Windows restore previous versions are working for it either. My guess is that it got deleted from a network computer which doesn't go to the recycle bin. I know it was used within the last month. Any good recovery programs to try as a first step?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4015 on: April 04, 2017, 12:10:29 PM »
An entire folder on a network drive disappeared and none of my backups or the Windows restore previous versions are working for it either. My guess is that it got deleted from a network computer which doesn't go to the recycle bin. I know it was used within the last month. Any good recovery programs to try as a first step?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4017 on: April 04, 2017, 12:54:32 PM »
I knew that was somewhere. Thanks.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4018 on: April 09, 2017, 04:13:18 AM »
I have a HP pavilion lap top win7
 I now get this error -BUT not all the time

 When starting the computer, the following error appears on the screen:
The system has detected that a cooling fan is not operating correctly.
Continued operation is not recommended and may cause unpredictable behavior that could result in random shutdown, data loss or possible system damage. The system will shut down in 15 seconds. To prevent shutdown and continue operation, press the Enter key now.

as crazy as this may sound if I SHAKE  it  before I open error does not show or sometimes even if i do not shake error will not show

my question is how  correct is this error?

I googled and think if fan needs to be changed I may be able to do myself - except I am hesitant as I "THINK " I may need to open not just back but also remove keyboard - I tried to open back but do not have screw driver that fits and after I open how would I know fan needs replacement  -unless you say -replace as error is correct

this leads to next question-- if give out to fix I have to much personal info on it - if they remove hard drive and give to me am I SAFE?


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4019 on: April 12, 2017, 11:09:03 PM »
I have a HP pavilion lap top win7
 I now get this error -BUT not all the time

 When starting the computer, the following error appears on the screen:
The system has detected that a cooling fan is not operating correctly.
Continued operation is not recommended and may cause unpredictable behavior that could result in random shutdown, data loss or possible system damage. The system will shut down in 15 seconds. To prevent shutdown and continue operation, press the Enter key now.

as crazy as this may sound if I SHAKE  it  before I open error does not show or sometimes even if i do not shake error will not show

my question is how  correct is this error?

I googled and think if fan needs to be changed I may be able to do myself - except I am hesitant as I "THINK " I may need to open not just back but also remove keyboard - I tried to open back but do not have screw driver that fits and after I open how would I know fan needs replacement  -unless you say -replace as error is correct

this leads to next question-- if give out to fix I have to much personal info on it - if they remove hard drive and give to me am I SAFE?
Shaking could be causing a jammed fan to start moving, or it could reconnect a loose connection to the fan or its sensor. If you want to try this on your own, HP has one of the best resources for disassembly and part replacement procedures. If you give it out for repair, a shop should be willing to remove the hard drive provided it is situated in an easily accessible location. Removing the hard drive should keep your personal information safe with you.