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FastEddie57

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  1. Hi, I recently started having these websites open up. It says my computer is infected. I am currently running McAfee stinger and it already found a trojan named artemis. It says it has deleted it. It is still running the scan and I am still getting the popups with the message noted about. I downloaded malwarebytes and it says it is installed, but when i click on the icon it won't open the application. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

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    Windows 10

    I've yet to use Windows 10. How has it worked for you? Are there a lot of bugs for MSFT to work out or does it run smoothly? I have MSFT Office 2007.  Will W10 work with Office 2007?   Thanks for the reply.

    Eddie

  3. How do you know you need a new drive? Are you sure it's not a connector problem? What are the symptoms?

    Having said that - it uses a standard 2.5" laptop HD, and as a parts site I visited states: "If you can correctly identify your connection interface and the size profile of your hard drive, ANY hard drive meeting these specifications should be an acceptable compatible replacement for your current hard drive."

    In other words, determine if it's SATA or IDE (IDE has the wide, ribbon cable - which you knew already - but I'm sure it's SATA.. Look anyway.) Then there's the question of size - the HP site says it comes with a 250 GB HDD standard. The maximum size is determined by the maximum the BIOS can read. I don't what that is, if you have a manual it should say.

    You could also put a SSD in it. More expensive, but they're faster, use less power, don't break if you drop them, and they're silent. If one fails, though, the data is gone - no hope of recovering it, so backups are essential.

    I ran the seatools test (DOS version) and it fails all tests.

    I contacted HP and they wanted to sell me the following for $90 plus shipping: 250GB SATA hard disk drive - 7,200 RPM, 2.5-inch form factor, 9.5MM thick.

    I think that's a bit high in my opinion. Will any SATA 2.5 work? What about SATA II or SATA III? are those compatible with my system? How can I determine if they are?

    I also thought it was supposed to have a 250GB HD but when i opened it up it had a 100GB HDD. I bought it from my coworker and she bought it at Walmart last year and swears she's never replaced it. Pretty good machine overall. Has Windows 7 and 3GB Ram. Thanks

  4. I downloaded the newest version of Java and on the website it said to remove older versions of Java. I have the newest version Java 7 Update 7 and what I had previously, Java 6 Update 23 (64-bit). Should I remove the Java TM 6 version? PC is working fine.

  5. You can still buy PATA (often called IDE) drives, just be glad you don't have to - they cost more, and they're harder to work with (those old ribbon cables are a pain). It's a slower interface than SATA, too - that's why it's been abandoned.

    I guess the P in PATA stands for Pain in the arse. :)

  6. 150px-SATA_Data_Cable.jpg

    This is what SATA looks like.

    150px-PATA-cable.jpg

    This is what old (P)ATA looks like.

    If your disk is SATA then that's good, just go to the store and ask for a Serial ATA disk. Any SATA disk will work.

    Definitely a SATA. THANKS!
  7. Seems the Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 were available both as old (P)ATA and the newer standard Serial-ATA (SATA).

    Old ATA drives are no longer sold today.

    Today's standard is Serial ATA (SATA).

    All internal consumer hard disk drives today are SATA.

    External drives use USB, FireWire (IEEE 1394), Thunderbolt. Enterprise disks use SCSI or SAS.

    Just bring the hard disk to the store, and the guy will should immediatly be able to tell what kind of drive it is, either an old (P)ATA or a SATA. If its an old P(ATA) you're not going to find one today, if its SATA, then any SATA disk will work, which is most of the disks on the market.

    I believe it's a SATA. The powersource connector is about 1 inch wide, while the connector from the motherboard is about 1/2" wide. SATA, right? Thanks

  8. My grandson's PC needs a new internal hard drive. The PC is a Dell Dimension 8300 and currently has a Seagate Barracuda 7200.7, model #8T3120026A8. Can someone that knows about hard drives please provide a link or two of some compatible hard drives. I am looking for something similar to the original specs at an affordable price. thanks

    Eddie

  9. The speakers are fine. They worked on my old pc. I believe I need some AC powered speakers or USB connection. Not sure what 2.1, 5.1 means? Stereo I would assume would be high quality sound reproduction.

    I see, I believe you have speakers that got 5 or 12 volt from the PC before, some "brandname" PC used those and the were mostly attached to the screen itself. Or, the old computer had a build in amplifier.

    A good set of stereospeakers would be between 50 and 100USD. Speakers are personal, so I would listen to a good set a local shop if possible. Note that they need to have a build-in amplifier as your new computer will only put out a few mili-watts. If you are not sure what to pick you can always ask us again :).

    Thanks again. Have a good day!

  10. Can someone recommend some good speakers for my PC? I believe they need to be USB because my old speakers that you plug into the back of the PC don't work. Only the ear phones reproduce sound when connected to the audio output. Thanks in advance.

    Did you test those same speakers with a MP3 player or walkman or so? If headphones work, the speakers should work too, so I think it's your speakers and not the soundcard or onboard sound connections. Test that first.

    Now, about the new set of speakers; what setup do you want (eg. 2.1, 5.1 or stereo) and how much do you like to spend on those including shipping?

    The speakers are fine. They worked on my old pc. I believe I need some AC powered speakers or USB connection. Not sure what 2.1, 5.1 means? Stereo I would assume would be high quality sound reproduction.

  11. Can someone recommend some good speakers for my PC? I believe they need to be USB because my old speakers that you plug into the back of the PC don't work. Only the ear phones reproduce sound when connected to the audio output. Thanks in advance.

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