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Offline Trojan

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2011, 04:06:33 am »
My laptop won't boot up. When I switch on the hard drive spins for a few seconds as if it's booting but then it stops.

Anyone got any suggestions please?

Drink the wine & vodka you normally 'save for guests'.

Offline DaveR

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2011, 09:29:39 am »
My laptop won't boot up. When I switch on the hard drive spins for a few seconds as if it's booting but then it stops.

Anyone got any suggestions please?
Hmmm...does anything at all appear on the screen? Does the power light remain on?


Offline TheMedz

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2011, 12:35:55 pm »
Is it on battery power or mains when this happens? If it's battery try it again with it plugged in to the mains.

Offline TheMedz

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2011, 12:39:26 pm »
When a laptop is powered on it initially does a POST (Power On Self Test) each test is associated with a beep and the number of beeps shows how far through the test the laptop has got before it fails. In short are you getting any beeps when you power it on?

Offline Paddy

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2011, 12:56:45 pm »
My laptop won't boot up. When I switch on the hard drive spins for a few seconds as if it's booting but then it stops.

Anyone got any suggestions please?

Drink the wine & vodka you normally 'save for guests'.

Already done that Trojan but it didn't help!

I tried it whilst it was on mains power and it worked. Seems a bit odd though because the battery was fully charged!

Thanks for your help folks.

Offline dingo20

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2011, 10:28:26 am »
Could be a problem with the power? or it could be a virus I spoke to someone yesterday and he had the same problem he switch his laptop on got to the sign in screen and it shut down. He did have a virus which he got cleaned might be worth taking it some where?

Offline Nemesis

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2011, 01:24:01 pm »
http://www.itsupportservices.info/

I can recommend this young man. He has sorted out our computer quite a few times now.
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Offline Trojan

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2011, 02:46:59 am »
http://www.itsupportservices.info/

I can recommend this young man. He has sorted out our computer quite a few times now.

He didn't get it right the first time then?  ???

Offline Nemesis

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2011, 09:17:43 am »
Ha Ha.

No-- we had a virus,
then he replaced the mother board at a much later date..

Would I recommend someone who made a b----r of the job?   NO
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Tablet PC
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2011, 06:25:41 pm »
I want to buy an ipad type device for a birthday present but can't afford the "real thing"

I've looked online and there appear to be  several devices that would fit the bill between £100- £200, can anyone recommend  anything in particular [""}

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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2011, 10:33:18 pm »
You wont find anything anywhere near as good as an ipad in that price bracket
but the A1CS 10.2 Android 2.1 Tablet PC @ £160 gets good reviews.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/A1CS-Android-Tablet-256MB-SCREEN/dp/B004AAIGS4/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

Offline suepp

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Re: Tablet PC
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2011, 11:38:44 pm »
Thanks Brumbob, it looks quite promising!

Offline Ian

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2011, 08:51:39 am »
Still using Internet Explorer 6?  Then visit this site:

http://ie6countdown.com/

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

Offline DaveR

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2011, 08:56:38 am »
Still using Internet Explorer 6?  Then visit this site:
http://ie6countdown.com/

Breakdown of Browsers using the Forum

MS Internet Explorer 54.3 %
Firefox 30.5 %
Google Chrome 10.7 %
Safari 2.4 %
Opera 0.7 %
Mozilla 0.5 %
SeaMonkey 0.4 %
Netscape   0.1 %
Android browser (PDA/Phone browser) 0 %

I can't believe someone is still using Netscape - I last used that back in about 1998!

Offline Ian

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2011, 08:58:11 am »
I find Fire Fox is about the best, not least because they're so rigorous in installing patches and upgrades .
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

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