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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #27 on: Monday 02 July 12 20:50 BST (UK) »
Should have something like this:
See attached image.
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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #28 on: Monday 02 July 12 20:59 BST (UK) »
Try "Start" then "control Panel" then click on "System"

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #29 on: Monday 02 July 12 22:40 BST (UK) »
Didn't realise quite how 'thick' i  ::) ::)was
Behling---- London
Bridges---- London
Copperwheat----Bedfordshire---Norfolk
Denton----Bedfordshire
Edwards----Wales
Evans----N.Wales
Farrow----Norfolk
Hughes----N.Wales
Jones----Wales---Bedfordshire
Lambert----London
Larmouth/uth----London
Ostler----Norfolk
Sherwood----Bedfordshire
Silver----Bedfordshire---Suffolk
Smart----Leicestershire---Middx
Teagle----Buckinghamshire---Wales
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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 03 July 12 07:51 BST (UK) »
Just confirms to me that what you have is a basic XP computer, with an onboard graphics card.
(Suitable for surfing the internet and doing basic word processing)
Like me though your computer having windows XP due to Microsoft withdrawing support from next year (no security updates etc), I would suggest a replacement rather than trying to fix.
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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 03 July 12 09:50 BST (UK) »
I would agree, you may end up throwing one lot of money and then another. One of my friends has done that as she 's putting of getting a new one because she can get someone to do it, she spends thirty quid and then another. She's had problems with emails going round in loops, that was one thirty quid. Probably with avg etc. She's put off getting windows 7 as she's not confident with computers. She cannot see it's false economy says she can't follow instructions etc.

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 03 July 12 10:04 BST (UK) »

Like me though your computer having windows XP due to Microsoft withdrawing support from next year (no security updates etc), I would suggest a replacement rather than trying to fix.
 Brian

Bit confused here about Microsoft withdrawing support re security updates-- would a replacement p.c have the updates then as long as it wasn't  Windows XP?
Behling---- London
Bridges---- London
Copperwheat----Bedfordshire---Norfolk
Denton----Bedfordshire
Edwards----Wales
Evans----N.Wales
Farrow----Norfolk
Hughes----N.Wales
Jones----Wales---Bedfordshire
Lambert----London
Larmouth/uth----London
Ostler----Norfolk
Sherwood----Bedfordshire
Silver----Bedfordshire---Suffolk
Smart----Leicestershire---Middx
Teagle----Buckinghamshire---Wales
Totterdell----Hampshire---London---Stoke-On-Trent
Woods----London

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 03 July 12 11:15 BST (UK) »
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Bit confused here about Microsoft withdrawing support re security updates-- would a replacement p.c have the updates then as long as it wasn't  Windows XP?
 

 
Microsoft intended to stop XP updates some time ago but extended it because of complaints from XP users but the costs involved make it uneconomical with a programme that old.Updates will still be available for newer products but in time they will go the same way as XP.If you mean by a replacement PC a new one with Win 7 you'll be ok for years to come.
I think I remember reading somewhere that a product is supported for 10 years after launch but I'm willing to be corrected.
The other reason of course is they want you to buy a new one.

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 03 July 12 11:24 BST (UK) »
With regards to the memory issue right click the taskbar at the bottom of your screen * in the dropdown list click task manager & then performance this will tell you how much memory you have left.
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Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
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Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
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Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 03 July 12 11:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you jim1--i'll try and do what you suggest---i am seriously fed up with turning this pc on and off and waiting for it to 'warm up' again--i have to keep renewing my log in on here also and it is turning into a nightmare--15 mins of usable computer and then the screen breaks up and whole thing starts again--swithch off--wait 5 mins switch on----i am getting to the end of my tether!!! >:(

The big thing now of course is--what do i buy-  my brain hurts.

p.s  i told my husband that the pc was old and falling apart--he gave me a wicked look and said---just like you then  ;D
Behling---- London
Bridges---- London
Copperwheat----Bedfordshire---Norfolk
Denton----Bedfordshire
Edwards----Wales
Evans----N.Wales
Farrow----Norfolk
Hughes----N.Wales
Jones----Wales---Bedfordshire
Lambert----London
Larmouth/uth----London
Ostler----Norfolk
Sherwood----Bedfordshire
Silver----Bedfordshire---Suffolk
Smart----Leicestershire---Middx
Teagle----Buckinghamshire---Wales
Totterdell----Hampshire---London---Stoke-On-Trent
Woods----London