Why does Windows XP tell me software that has been installed for a while is new? 

by on November 30, 2010

Q: Over the last number of months my OS (XP) says that I have installed new programs. The problem is that the programs highlited are ones that have been on the computer for a while. This time it was probably about 80% of the programs showing as new. What could be causing this? I’m pretty sure I have some security issues. Any suggestions?


Where can I find a driver for an HP DVD840? 

by on November 30, 2010

Q: I cannot find an HP DVD840 software and driver to download. My system is not acknowledging the hardware.


Why does it take so long to show icons on the desktop? 

by on November 30, 2010

Q: Why does it take so long to load icons to show on desktop?


Where can I find a free G++ compiler for Mac or Windows? 

by on November 29, 2010

Q: I am taking a college course in C++ and I am looking for a G++ compiler (for either Mac or Windows) download preferably free. Any help would be appreciated.


How can I modify a book I downloaded on the Internet in tif format? 

by on November 29, 2010

Q: Hi, I had read over internet some of best book “how to develop your child personality”. I have downloaded the book but I need to change some of things I don’t agree with and feel they can be harmful for child’s development. This book is in tif format, I know I can make modification in tif format but I don’t exactly know how. Any help appreciated and thanks in advance.


Why do my desktop icon disappear and then reappear after I check show desktop icons? 

by on November 28, 2010

Q: I start the computer I can see the desk top for a minutes and they disappear. I check off show desktop icon and rechecked and they are back. please help I have win 7.


How do I upgrade my Compaq EVO D500 DT to a GeForce 9500 or better? 

by on November 28, 2010

Q: I have a Compaq EVO D500 DT intel 845 with a GeForce FX 5200 graphics card and I need to upgrade to GeForce 9500 or better, any suggestions?


How do I get restore disk for my computer? 

by on November 28, 2010

Q: How do I get restore disk for my computer? I have 4 computers and in the shuffle of things there all mixed together. How do I determine which is which computer?


How come I cannot launch Windows Live programs after reformatting my laptop? 

by on November 28, 2010

Q: had my laptop reformatted and ever since, no Windows Live programs will launch.

For instance, if I try and sign into Windows Live Messenger v14 for XP, the little Messenger icon will rotate for a few seconds before going back to stationary, with my username and password. Then if I try signing in again after that, it won’t even bother rotating; the window will blink, then it will go back to its original state.

Also, if I try to launch Windows Live Mail.exe, a little box will appear saying, ‘Sorry, something unexpected happened and Windows Live Mail must close. Your most recent changes may not be saved’ …

I haven’t been able to sign in to WL Mail or WL Messenger ever since this laptop was reformatted. I use an Acer, and even HPs reformatted by the school ICT dept. have this issue.

I gave my laptop to them for repair for 2 days and they were unable to fix it. Windows Live Messenger is an exception in Windows Firewall. I have tried downloading the fix – I still have the problem.

Please help me!


Is an HP scanjet 3970 scanner compatible with Windows 7? 

by on November 28, 2010

Q: New computer with windows 7 says my HP scanjet 3970 scanner is not compatible (scanner is 32 bit…W7 is 64?). Is there any way to get my scanner to work with windows 7?