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Forum: Windows 7 December 3rd, 2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Jim Smith
Thanks it worked. On my PC it was F2 and F3. I...

Thanks it worked. On my PC it was F2 and F3. I should hold my temper!
Forum: Windows 7 December 2nd, 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Jim Smith
Brighten ALL Monitor Displays

Being very angry with my response times I pushed many different keyboard keys. My screen display dimmed considerably. How do I re:brighten? Lap Top, Windows 7, HP Pavilion g series.
Forum: Internet / Browsers July 5th, 2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Jim Smith
Sorry Jill, Went from 80 to 85 yo and have gone...

Sorry Jill, Went from 80 to 85 yo and have gone through serious mind changes. Hard to count he number of times I've entered a room and had NO IDEA why. Woe is me. I NEVER found the ability under...
Forum: Internet / Browsers July 5th, 2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Jim Smith
I tried and failed to make it clear that I am...

I tried and failed to make it clear that I am dumb, dumb, dumb and stupid, stupid, stupid. I have no idea whatsoever on getting to Preferences>Advanced or Opera/Settings.
Forum: Internet / Browsers July 5th, 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Jim Smith
Restoring Right Hand Scroll Bar

OK, I am dumb, dumb, dumb, but, somebody stole the right hand scroll bar that once appeared on the Opera Website and allowed me to scroll vertically. I have literally spent a few hours trying to...
Forum: Windows 7 May 31st, 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By Jim Smith
Problem solved. Apparently serious malfunction,...

Problem solved. Apparently serious malfunction, undetected, with hard drive. After boot, depressing and holding down power switch lead to CHKDSC which reorged the hard drive. Startup time for AOL...
Forum: Windows 7 May 23rd, 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By Jim Smith
Problem solved, apparently. Pursuing a different...

Problem solved, apparently. Pursuing a different problem I pressed and held the Power button down for 4 or so seconds to shut down the PC. After other trash the PC did boot and after boot the AOL...
Forum: Windows 7 May 14th, 2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By Jim Smith
Typed msconfig, clicked OK: about 80 sec. delay...

Typed msconfig, clicked OK: about 80 sec. delay before Sys Config Screen appears. On my W10 machine the delay is 4 secs.
Forum: Windows 7 May 13th, 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By Jim Smith
Very Slow App Startup

After boot, launch time for some apps is grossly large. E.g., AOL will take over 60 secs before being displayed. Opera and Internet Explorer also very long. Notebook (HP Pavilion g7 w/Windows 7...
Forum: Windows XP March 12th, 2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Jim Smith
I may be confused, but. If the IP addresses are...

I may be confused, but. If the IP addresses are auto assigned the Default Gateway and DHCP Server IPs will both be 192.168.1.1 on all three PCs and the PC's IP addresses will be something like...
Forum: Networking March 5th, 2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Jim Smith
Been awhile since I've done this, but enable file...

Been awhile since I've done this, but enable file sharing on the Windows 98 machine through Start/Settings/Control Panel/Network. You can use the XP Networking capability to establish a network...
Forum: Networking March 4th, 2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By Jim Smith
New Router Fixed Problem

Bought an installed a new router, same model, and so far the problem has gone away. I am not observant enough, think the Cisco symbol on old router went from yellow to white when it failed. New...
Forum: Windows ME February 28th, 2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Jim Smith
Use a Windows 98 boot discette with CD ROM...

Use a Windows 98 boot discette with CD ROM support and boot to the DOS 'a:\' prompt. Run 'format /s' which will 'erase' the hard drive and write the Windows 98 boot files to the hard disc. Put the...
Forum: Networking February 17th, 2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By Jim Smith
My guess was a router problem and I had intended...

My guess was a router problem and I had intended to directly connect a PC to the Cable Modem if I had further problems. So far I haven't, I'll do so after the next failure. Thanks all.
Forum: Networking February 15th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By Jim Smith
The Notebook's OS is XP Home w/SP2. This...

The Notebook's OS is XP Home w/SP2.

This morning none of the three currently 'connected' PCs could connect to the Internet (Cannot find server or DNS error). I powered down two of the PCs...
Forum: Networking February 14th, 2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By Jim Smith
Canít Acquire Network Address

Setup a wireless router (Linksys Wireless G 2.4 Gigahertz model WRT54G) connected to a Cable Modem. I have no recollection of how I set it up other than 2 or 3 Ethernet connected PCs and one...
Forum: Windows 98 January 19th, 2007, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim Smith
Only if you are comfortable doing so. Shut...

Only if you are comfortable doing so.

Shut the PC down and turn the switch on the bac, if there is one) off. Unplug the power cord from the back of the PC. May be difficult to figure out how...
Forum: Windows 98 January 18th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim Smith
The suggestion is that the power supply does not...

The suggestion is that the power supply does not provide adequate energy to power ALL the devices, only some. The further suggestion is hook up a different power supply and see if all the devices...
Forum: Windows 98 January 17th, 2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim Smith
Boot the machine into Windows, as it boots do you...

Boot the machine into Windows, as it boots do you receive a black and white display showing details of what the BIOS has detected. Yes or No, please. After you have booted, right click on the My...
Forum: Windows 98 January 17th, 2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim Smith
Early in the boot process are the lights on the...

Early in the boot process are the lights on the floppy and CDRW momentarily lighted? If you get a BIOS display (black and white) does the CDRW show up as having been detected?
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