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Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by belovedsamex(m): 4:59pm On Jan 18, 2017
sotall:
well, this should be pretty simple. Using windows 8.1 for example, navigate to the search pane and type " change account picture" . Click on the "change account picture" result . Click on browse in the next menu. this takes you to your pictures folder. click the picture you want and click " choose image" on bottom right corner of screen. You are done. You can try this method even if your windows is not 8.1

@Sotall
Tanx but dats the usual way its done. When I I had Windows 8.1 on the laptop, I was able to change the account picture following this ur method. But now that I've installed Windows 8, when I get to the "personalization" menu and click on account Picture, the "browse" button will not be clickable. It will show, but I cannot click on it to take me to my picture gallery.
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Datevilme: 5:25pm On Jan 18, 2017
Hello Guys, So my laptop has been extremely slow and almost impossible to use of recent, i have restored it severally to factory settings, yet it still has the same problem.

I tried running a disk check, it gets to a certain point and just remains there, i actually left it for like 2 days, yet it didnt progress.

I suspect that the hard drive is bad, i just need confirmation from the gurus here.

It originally came with windows 7, i upgraded to 8, and 10 respectively over the years (Been using it since 2013). The problem started while i was on windows 10, although i have restored it back to windows 7, all in a bid to fix it.
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by deji2009(m): 8:40pm On Jan 18, 2017
Lastking147:

I tried the recovery options on several occasion but it keeps on doing the same, and how do I reload the windows
here's a screenshot of it


Turn on the power and press F11 to run recovery without starting Windows (on some models esc key and then F11 key ).
If no joy, please restart the laptop by pressing f10 non stop until you see a bios screen. Use your arrow key to naviagte to
diagnostic and run me an hard drive and memory test. Is this windows xp or windows vista ? Do you have an hp recovery disc ?
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by deji2009(m): 8:46pm On Jan 18, 2017
Datevilme:
Hello Guys, So my laptop has been extremely slow and almost impossible to use of recent, i have restored it severally to factory settings, yet it still has the same problem.

I tried running a disk check, it gets to a certain point and just remains there, i actually left it for like 2 days, yet it didnt progress.

I suspect that the hard drive is bad, i just need confirmation from the gurus here.

It originally came with windows 7, i upgraded to 8, and 10 respectively over the years (Been using it since 2013). The problem started while i was on windows 10, although i have restored it back to windows 7, all in a bid to fix it.

Use google to find out how to get to system properties and let us know your
laptop memory size. have you scan your laptop with for virus ? Is the
lapto hot during usage ? Are you using it on a desk or bed ? whats the make and model
of your machine.
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Datevilme: 9:05pm On Jan 18, 2017
deji2009:


Use google to find out how to get to system properties and let us know your
laptop memory size. have you scan your laptop with for virus ? Is the
lapto hot during usage ? Are you using it on a desk or bed ? whats the make and model
of your machine.

Lol, tnks, done did all that, it's a hard drive issue.

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Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Nobody: 9:34pm On Jan 18, 2017
Gud evening all... Pls am having an issue with my laptop, it doesn't stay on for more than 10 minutes and it just trips off by itself with battery fully charged ......any solution to this issue will be highly appreciated...
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by horllamy(m): 9:41pm On Jan 18, 2017
Karismatic:
Gud evening all... Pls am having an issue with my laptop, it doesn't stay on for more than 10 minutes and it just trips off by itself with battery fully charged ......any solution to this issue will be highly appreciated...

What is the maker oF ur laptop
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Lastking147(m): 12:10am On Jan 19, 2017
purplekayc:
a blue screen of death usually appears when an incompatible software or hardware has been installed
Thanks so all I have to do is format and reload it ryy
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by purplekayc(m): 6:42am On Jan 19, 2017
Lastking147:

Thanks so all I have to do is format and reload it ryy
is there any driver or software you recently installed?
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by sotall(m): 7:12am On Jan 19, 2017
Karismatic:
Gud evening all... Pls am having an issue with my laptop, it doesn't stay on for more than 10 minutes and it just trips off by itself with battery fully charged ......any solution to this issue will be highly appreciated...

next time you power it on, observe if the fan is rolling or not. Also feel the underneath of the laptop with your palm if it is abnormally hot.
Do all these before it goes off. Then lemme know your findings.
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by gen2lpat(m): 10:32am On Jan 19, 2017
Good Morning all,

I have a four months dell inspiron 3000 series. 2days ago, the brightness increase and decrease button stopped working. The screen brightness has since been low.

Is there a way out of this?
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by midps007(m): 11:01am On Jan 19, 2017
Hello house, I blew d dust of my desktop computer, thereafter I connected my system to d monitor but I m getting no input signal, I have changed the VGA cable, connected to another monitor, yet no changes, pls what do I do next?
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Martins97: 2:14pm On Jan 19, 2017
Afternoon.Anyone with hp 15 motherboard;a new one.Kindly contact me
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Martins97: 2:34pm On Jan 19, 2017
Martins97:
Afternoon.Anyone with hp 15 motherboard with specs icore 3 n 500hgbhdd;a new one.Kindly contact me
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Nobody: 3:31pm On Jan 19, 2017
sotall:

next time you power it on, observe if the fan is rolling or not. Also feel the underneath of the laptop with your palm if it is abnormally hot.
Do all these before it goes off. Then lemme know your findings.

D fan is rolling fine and its not abnormally hot
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by sotall(m): 3:41pm On Jan 19, 2017
Karismatic:


D fan is rolling fine and its not abnormally hot
then it is most likely your heat sink is not functioning properly or your motherboard has issues. see an engineer. if you are in Lagos, call me on 08164685979
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by jydopumping: 6:22pm On Jan 19, 2017
please i need a technical help on how to flash or remove a currupt bios on hp cq61. nw in a dead state , initially it power on display but ws unable to format nor use an external drive for disc format after notin works on hardware (mousepad,usb port etc). nw it unable to power frm d power switch buh indicating charging light wen connected to a power source.
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by sotall(m): 8:04pm On Jan 19, 2017
jydopumping:
please i need a technical help on how to flash or remove a currupt bios on hp cq61. nw in a dead state , initially it power on display but ws unable to format nor use an external drive for disc format after notin works on hardware (mousepad,usb port etc). nw it unable to power frm d power switch buh indicating charging light wen connected to a power source.
if you are in Lagos, I can help you change the bios. contact 08164685979.
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Nobody: 11:14pm On Jan 19, 2017
My laptop charges whenever it's plugged in, but it doesn't switch on
What could be the possible problem
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Lastking147(m): 12:48am On Jan 20, 2017
purplekayc:
is there any driver or software you recently installed?
no but I just got the system though
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by sotall(m): 6:06am On Jan 20, 2017
Demola99:
My laptop charges whenever it's plugged in, but it doesn't switch on
What could be the possible problem
many things could be responsible . You can try to discharge the motherboard by removing all power sources( battery and charger) Press and hold the power button for 20-30 seconds. replace the battery and power the laptop . Observe if there is any difference.
if no difference, contact an engineer near you. if you need an engineer and you are in Lagos, contact 08164685979.

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Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by purplekayc(m): 8:23am On Jan 20, 2017
Lastking147:

no but I just got the system though
u bought it used?
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Nobody: 12:14pm On Jan 20, 2017
My compaq presario cq61 is running slow, i have no idea what the problem is. It takes a large amount to load apps and file manager.

2G ram
Sempron AMD 2.1GHZ
HDD 250GB

The apps i installed on it are;
VLC
AVIRA
GOOGLE CHROME

Please i'd appreciate any valid solution, thanks.
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by sotall(m): 2:23pm On Jan 20, 2017
Gbadegesin19:
My compaq presario cq61 is running slow, i have no idea what the problem is. It takes a large amount to load apps and file manager.

2G ram
Sempron AMD 2.1GHZ
HDD 250GB

The apps i installed on it are;
VLC
AVIRA
GOOGLE CHROME

Please i'd appreciate any valid solution, thanks.

First defragment your hard drive.
On a personal opinion, I advice you uninstall that avira you have on it. That antivirus is probably running tasks in the background when your PC is on.
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Nobody: 2:37pm On Jan 20, 2017
sotall:

First defragment your hard drive.
On a personal opinion, I advice you uninstall that avira you have on it. That antivirus is probably running tasks in the background when your PC is on.

Thanks.
Question 1. How do i defragment my hardware
Question 2. Should i install another antivirus instead and which? thanks.

Observation; My system runs fast when it's plug into electricity and turns into a slowpoke after unpluging it.
Thanks.
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Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Prowizy2(m): 4:16pm On Jan 20, 2017
this is what is showing on the screen of my laptop, I need help please.. internal hard disk drive not found, to resolve this issue try to reset the drive.

Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by horllamy(m): 4:54pm On Jan 20, 2017
Prowizy2:
this is what is showing on the screen of my laptop, I need help please.. internal hard disk drive not found, to resolve this issue try to reset the drive.

1 I think the hard drive Is shaking or
2 your os is corrupted or ur hard drive is damaged try to re-load it, if the problem persist consider replacing ur hard drive

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Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Lastking147(m): 6:22pm On Jan 20, 2017
purplekayc:
u bought it used?

UK used in Ikeja
Then they loaded errthing + d driver pack
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by purplekayc(m): 6:40pm On Jan 20, 2017
Lastking147:


UK used in Ikeja
Then they loaded errthing + d driver pack
that's it
An incompatible driver was installed
Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by Lastking147(m): 6:58pm On Jan 20, 2017
purplekayc:
that's it
An incompatible driver was installed
I have to format it right then reload it

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