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    Computer Problems

    Do any of you have trouble with your computer at times? I have this
    laptop that can be a pain in the kuester.
    judy tooley

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    Nah ... I've had my Dell Dimension 2400 (desktop system) for 4 years and not one single problem.

    My 17" CRT monitor (leftover from a prior HP system) finally died after 8 years of faithful service, so I replaced it with a 19" Flat panel (LCD).

    I can't use a laptop - the keyboards are not standard QWERTY size, and since I use the "touch type" method (a skill learned from using the old manual typewriters of yesteryear) anything but a standard keyboard completely throws off my typing ability.

    So, what kind of problems are you having with your laptop, Judy? Maybe we can be of help to you. What kinds of kuester pains are you having with it? Isn't it a new system?
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    The box and the connections are new. I keep getting "error 756 can't
    connect," sometimes. My laptop is a second hand computer with just
    one previous owner. But I have it as myself as the user. The modem
    itself goes on and off and I have it with At&t. Figure that one out!
    A company like At&t should have products for the computer that works
    and stays on.
    judy tooley

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    Quote Originally Posted by methodistgirl View Post
    Do any of you have trouble with your computer at times? I have this
    laptop that can be a pain in the kuester.
    judy tooley
    Please don't mention computer problems, I've had a strain of bad luck with computers!

    Last week my laptop fell victim to affirmative re-distribution (for non South Africans, it was stolen from my desk). The next day my computer at home packed up (naturally the one with the laptop backups on). I tried transferring data from my computer to my mom's gaming computer only to have that one die on me as well. After two days I managed to combine the two computers at home in to one, running on crutches. On Friday the server at work decided to give problems. All the ports stopped working at the same time leaving us without a network, none of the seven printers working and no way to access the data. The guy at the computer shop said it might be a virus or the motherboard, I'm hoping for an undiscovered virus, so I'm busy formatting at the moment.
    Johan van Heerden

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    I'm sorry to hear that. In this case read that. The computer is still
    saying "Warp drive ready,"!
    judy tooley

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    Quote Originally Posted by methodistgirl View Post
    The box and the connections are new. I keep getting "error 756 can't connect," sometimes . . . The modem
    itself goes on and off and I have it with At&t. Figure that one out!
    Error 756 is a DUNS error code. What is means is that there is more than one simultaneous request to make a dial-up networking connection has been made. On the Internet Connections setup you may need to disable Dial-Up connectivity.

    This can occur if you have one or more programs set up to automatically make a connection to the Internet. Check the settings for your e-mail, browser and other applications that access the Internet, disabling automatic connection as appropriate.

    In other words, more than one application is attempting to access the internet while another is already online.

    You mention AT&T - is your internet connection DSL then?

    Quote Originally Posted by methodistgirl View Post
    . . . The computer is still saying "Warp drive ready,"! judy tooley
    This is an indication that all systems are powered up and your hard drive is spun up to speed. I can't find any other explanation for those actual words in any of the online sources I checked. If your laptop came with an operating manual, it might have a better explanation.
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    Judy,

    Try running a level 1 diagnostic on the Heisenberg compensators, then vent plasma from the warp nacelles into the antimatter intermix chamber. If your inertial dampers go offline and a breach is imminent, eject the core and reconfigure the main deflector to emit a phased tachyon pulse. And don't forget to rotate your shield harmonics!

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    I use an iMac ... never have any issues with it.

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    Hello JLS,

    I fret that when Ms. Judy reads your suggestions, she will need a Vulcan mind-meld to renormalise her thought patterns

    Cheers,

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    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Quote Originally Posted by methodistgirl View Post
    Do any of you have trouble with your computer at times? I have this
    laptop that can be a pain in the kuester.
    judy tooley
    Ms. Judy

    I know better than most people, what you´re talking about. My PC has been revolting against me for months, until I finally learned that it won´t help swearing at it, threatening to throw it to the garbage or never to plug it in again. It did not help one bit.

    Then i tried the pedagogic way talking to the computer like "we" were long time buddies and not dayly competitors. At one time in pure frustrations, I even fell on my knees and prayed for help. That did not help either.

    Until finally one morning, I changed my personality to the Master and Commandant, remembering that this PC is nothing but a bunch of metal, switches, some glass and evidently a machine, and should be treated accordingly.

    I have convinced myself that this is the reason, I these days am in full command.
    Best regards,
    intet_at_tabe

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    I finally fixed the problem. I unpluged everything and moved it to my
    bedroom and left the telephone in the other hooked up on it's own.
    So I reconnected everything back and started over and that fixed it.
    I guess there was too much interference on it's part. I have to realize
    that even my boombox radio gets poor reception and static is what
    I get sometimes. I'm lucky to be talking to you guys right now.
    judy tooley

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    Yea! I finally did it!! I can use the internet
    without trouble from the box! Hurrey! At&t fixed the line by email and sent
    me a notice through aol. Yes! Yes! Yes! Just keep your fingers and toes
    cross that I have no more problems with my computer. It works!
    What do you guys think?
    judy tooley

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    See Corno? My suggestion worked splendidly!


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    Great that you got it figured out, Judy. PC problems can be frustrating and seem to occur at the worst times. I recently bought a used flatbed scanner [the original installation CD was lost by the prior owner] and after downloading all the drivers, after installing those, can't get the scanner to work. Oh well ... I keep plugging away at trying to get it working.

    Are you on dial-up, DSL, or Cable?
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    Krummhorn, I'm on DSL but I still have to hook it up. It works
    perfectly now. I could just call At&t up and give the person
    on the other line a big smooch.
    judy tooley

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