How many computers does everyone own?

anneokie100

New Member
I have 4 year old Gateway desktop running XP Home SP2, a 2 year old Gateway notebook running XP Home SP2 that I love, and this brand new piece of junk, Gateway notebook running Vista Home Premium SP1. I hate Vista. It's driving me nuts. Don't ask what help I need because nothing works like I think it should including the lady who is sending this message.

Annie (I didn't even spell my name right when I joined.)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway notebook MD 7822u
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Intel Centrino
    Memory
    4 GB
    Sound Card
    Conexant Hi Def smart audio
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 768
    Hard Drives
    511 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2
    Internet Speed
    1720.8 kbps upload
    Other Info
    I am not connected wirelessly to my other computers due to a problem with one of them.

Everlong

To xor or not to xor
Vista Guru
My main PC is in specs.

A second PC that I built from old parts, just has an Athlon 5200, 2GB RAM, Geforce 7600.

A Dell Latitude that needs its hinges repairing when I can be bothered to buy some, then I'll use that for general stuff.

And I got a ton of old stuff sitting behind me in my room that I've saved over the years.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Motherboard
    XFX MB-750I-72P9 NF750i
    Memory
    4096MB Corsair XMS2 PC-5400
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Nvidia Geforce GTX470
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar DX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 24" S2409W & Dell 20" E207WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 & 1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    750GB Western Digital Caviar Black & 500GB Samsung
    PSU
    750 watt Thermaltake Toughpower
    Case
    Coolermaster Dominator 690 Nvidia Edition
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9700-NT Cooler, 6x 120mm Chassis Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Laser Mouse (2007 edition)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G11 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Other Info
    abit airpace 54mbps wireless PCI-E x1 card

tanuj_chadha

Devil
Vista Guru
I just got one desktop. And it has mind of its own but stops working when I need it the most.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    T4200 Intel
    Memory
    2 X 1GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated
    Hard Drives
    1 X 250GB 7200RPM

garysgold

Vista Guru
I have 4 year old Gateway desktop running XP Home SP2, a 2 year old Gateway notebook running XP Home SP2 that I love, and this brand new piece of junk, Gateway notebook running Vista Home Premium SP1. I hate Vista. It's driving me nuts. Don't ask what help I need because nothing works like I think it should including the lady who is sending this message.

Annie (I didn't even spell my name right when I joined.)

Hello Annie,

Welcome to the Vista Forums.

Many of us felt that way when we first started using Vista. I for one was looking for my big hammer. With the help of the folks around here, it wasn't long before I found Vista to be an excellent OS. Very stable for me. There is a lot of good info in the tutorial section and in the forums, and we're always here to help. Give it a chance, it may grow on you as it did on me.

Hope you enjoy your stay.

Gary
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    CPU
    Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix 4x2GB PC2 6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207 + HPvs15
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050 + 1024x768
    Hard Drives
    2-WD5000AAKS-500 GB
    WD 5000AAV-500 GB external
    Mouse
    MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve
    Other Info
    Wacom Intuos 2 Graphics Tablet
    Experience Index=5.5

anneokie100

New Member
I have 4 year old Gateway desktop running XP Home SP2, a 2 year old Gateway notebook running XP Home SP2 that I love, and this brand new piece of junk, Gateway notebook running Vista Home Premium SP1. I hate Vista. It's driving me nuts. Don't ask what help I need because nothing works like I think it should including the lady who is sending this message.

Annie (I didn't even spell my name right when I joined.)

Hello Annie,

Welcome to the Vista Forums.

Many of us felt that way when we first started using Vista. I for one was looking for my big hammer. With the help of the folks around here, it wasn't long before I found Vista to be an excellent OS. Very stable for me. There is a lot of good info in the tutorial section and in the forums, and we're always here to help. Give it a chance, it may grow on you as it did on me.

Hope you enjoy your stay.

Gary

Thanks for your encouragement, Gary.
One day I think, boy, I have this now and the next day it goes haywire again. Maybe I will eventually learn how to use it. I'm trying. :)
Annie
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway notebook MD 7822u
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Intel Centrino
    Memory
    4 GB
    Sound Card
    Conexant Hi Def smart audio
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 768
    Hard Drives
    511 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2
    Internet Speed
    1720.8 kbps upload
    Other Info
    I am not connected wirelessly to my other computers due to a problem with one of them.

love2009

New Member
Mine's been updated.

I've got two IBM Thinkpad Laptops one with windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit and the other one is running XP

an old Gateway Solo 5300 which needs a new a motherboard

and a HP desktop which is in my specs

and trying to build another desktop



So I've got 3 laptops and 1 working desktop, and a work in progress
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion/ A6600F
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 2.20 GHz
    Memory
    2940 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEForce 7100/ NVIDIA nForce 630i
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    320 Gigabytes

JimJoe

Vista Guru
I have 1 working desktop and 2 working laptops. The Desktop is Vista, and the others are WinXP. 2 WinXP desktops I have in parts, and several Amiga computers I need parts for.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire X1700
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    3 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
    Cooling
    fans that came with it
    Mouse
    basic USB
    Keyboard
    basic USB
    Internet Speed
    3 megabits on a cable modem, wired

Joan Archer

Cross Stitch Queen
Vista Guru
Thanks for your encouragement, Gary.
One day I think, boy, I have this now and the next day it goes haywire again. Maybe I will eventually learn how to use it. I'm trying. :)
Annie

Hello Annie, just take things slow and persevere and it will all come together. Vista is a very secure and stable OS but does take a little learning curve but once you get the hang of it you'll love it and be glad you have it.

As Gary said there is always someone here to help with any problems you may have no matter how silly they may seem to you, don't forget we've all been there so just ask away and you'll soon have a very happy machine, plus the person who is using it ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 Convertible 15-bq0xx
    CPU
    AMD A9 Stoney Ridge Technology
    Motherboard
    HP 8312 (Socket FP4)
    Memory
    8.00GB Dual-Channel Unknown (?-0-0-0)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected]) 512MB ATI AMD Radeon R5
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Aud
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor on AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    119GB SanDisk SD8SN8U-128G-1006 (SSD)
    931GB Hitachi HGST HTS721010A9E630 (SATA
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    62.86Mbps down 18.19Mbps up
    Other Info
    EPSON78D0CF (XP-332 335 Series) (Default Printer)

anneokie100

New Member
Thanks for your encouragement, Gary.
One day I think, boy, I have this now and the next day it goes haywire again. Maybe I will eventually learn how to use it. I'm trying. :)
Annie

Hello Annie, just take things slow and persevere and it will all come together. Vista is a very secure and stable OS but does take a little learning curve but once you get the hang of it you'll love it and be glad you have it.

As Gary said there is always someone here to help with any problems you may have no matter how silly they may seem to you, don't forget we've all been there so just ask away and you'll soon have a very happy machine, plus the person who is using it ;)

Thanks Joan. I think my major problem was all the "free trials" that came on it. It has been much nicer since I uninstalled Office. I was getting blue screens which immediately went to black screens and reboots out of the blue. No more of those since I removed Office. Whew. So much nicer. Still lots to learn but maybe it will be easier now.
Annie
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway notebook MD 7822u
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Intel Centrino
    Memory
    4 GB
    Sound Card
    Conexant Hi Def smart audio
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 768
    Hard Drives
    511 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2
    Internet Speed
    1720.8 kbps upload
    Other Info
    I am not connected wirelessly to my other computers due to a problem with one of them.

lordbob75

Lord of Bobs
Vista Pro
Gold Member
Annie, a great substitute for M$ Office is OpenOffice, which I use myself. Works great, better than M$ Office.

~Lordbob
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5QC
    Memory
    2x2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce 9500GT 1Gb
    Sound Card
    Mobo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 206bw
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SP2514N ATA 250Gb 7200RPM
    Samsung [Model] 1Tb 7200RPM SATA2
    PSU
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro 750W
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Razer Tarantula
    Internet Speed
    not fast enough

anneokie100

New Member
Annie, a great substitute for M$ Office is OpenOffice, which I use myself. Works great, better than M$ Office.

~Lordbob

Thanks Lordbob. It's amazing how many programs can be substituted with another and do a better job.
My husband, a "never touch a computer kind of guy" always asks how much I am paying for all this stuff I talk about.
Thanks for the input.
Annie
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway notebook MD 7822u
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Intel Centrino
    Memory
    4 GB
    Sound Card
    Conexant Hi Def smart audio
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 768
    Hard Drives
    511 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2
    Internet Speed
    1720.8 kbps upload
    Other Info
    I am not connected wirelessly to my other computers due to a problem with one of them.

lordbob75

Lord of Bobs
Vista Pro
Gold Member
OO is free. :)

Free things make me happy..... :D

~Lordbob
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5QC
    Memory
    2x2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce 9500GT 1Gb
    Sound Card
    Mobo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 206bw
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SP2514N ATA 250Gb 7200RPM
    Samsung [Model] 1Tb 7200RPM SATA2
    PSU
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro 750W
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Razer Tarantula
    Internet Speed
    not fast enough

anneokie100

New Member
Thanks for your encouragement, Gary.
One day I think, boy, I have this now and the next day it goes haywire again. Maybe I will eventually learn how to use it. I'm trying. :)
Annie

Hello Annie, just take things slow and persevere and it will all come together. Vista is a very secure and stable OS but does take a little learning curve but once you get the hang of it you'll love it and be glad you have it.

As Gary said there is always someone here to help with any problems you may have no matter how silly they may seem to you, don't forget we've all been there so just ask away and you'll soon have a very happy machine, plus the person who is using it ;)

Thanks Joan. I think my major problem was all the "free trials" that came on it. It has been much nicer since I uninstalled Office. I was getting blue screens which immediately went to black screens and reboots out of the blue. No more of those since I removed Office. Whew. So much nicer. Still lots to learn but maybe it will be easier now.
Annie

Well, darn it, it went to the blue screen then the black one again last night and rebooted again. I really thought Office was doing it. Pause doesn't work to read the entire screens so that's no help.
Am I supposed to tap another key along with Pause to top it from going to the next screen?
I tried a screen shot but that didn't work either.

Ideas? Step by step please if you think you can help me.
Annie
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway notebook MD 7822u
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Intel Centrino
    Memory
    4 GB
    Sound Card
    Conexant Hi Def smart audio
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 768
    Hard Drives
    511 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2
    Internet Speed
    1720.8 kbps upload
    Other Info
    I am not connected wirelessly to my other computers due to a problem with one of them.

lordbob75

Lord of Bobs
Vista Pro
Gold Member
Annie, if you can get the stop code, then we can help you out. The code is something like this: 0x00000000A

~Lordbob
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5QC
    Memory
    2x2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce 9500GT 1Gb
    Sound Card
    Mobo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 206bw
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SP2514N ATA 250Gb 7200RPM
    Samsung [Model] 1Tb 7200RPM SATA2
    PSU
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro 750W
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Razer Tarantula
    Internet Speed
    not fast enough

smarteyeball

Eye know, eye know
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi Anne,

To stop the automatic restart at BSOD:

Right-click Computer > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Start Up and Recovery (settings) > and untick the automatically restart box and hit OK.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
    Motherboard
    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0

bobtran

Power User
6 computers (I like to play):
5 desktops
1 (Home built) quad core (Q6600 G0 stepping) x64 vista home premium
1 (Home built) dual core athelon (3800+) Windows Home Server
1 (Home built) dual core athelon (4400+) Ubuntu 8.04
1 (Home built) dual core intel (E1400) x86 vista home premium (home theater system)
1 Modified Gateway PIII 933 mhz ubuntu server

1 laptop
1 Modified Dell C600 (PIII 1gHz/512 ram) Windows XP Pro

:devil:BT
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Systemax N2000
    CPU
    Q6600 (G0 stepping)
    Motherboard
    XFX nForce 680i LT
    Memory
    4 X 2gb OCZ SLI-Ready PC-6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Dual XFX GeForce 9800GT 512MB in SLI mode (Stock)
    Sound Card
    Integrated High Def audio 192 kHz/32-bit eight channel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 24" Septre widescreen, 2 17" Optiquest Q171b's
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x1200 Sceptre / 1280X1024 Optiquest's
    Hard Drives
    250GB 7200 RPM SATA II
    PSU
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W
    Case
    n2000
    Cooling
    Thermaltake bigwater 760is - Liquid cooling
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless laser Mouse 6000
    Keyboard
    MicroSoft wireless 6000 v2.0 keyboard
    Internet Speed
    Wild blue -darn it 1.5mb down and 200k up 17gb p/month FAP
    Other Info
    Windows home server x86(1.5 Tb on 5 drives), Ubuntu 9.0.4 x86, vista x86 sp1, XP pro sp3 x86. SQLserver 2005, MySQL DB 5.0.

anneokie100

New Member
Annie, if you can get the stop code, then we can help you out. The code is something like this: 0x00000000A

~Lordbob

Thanks, Where on the page would it likely appear? The page goes away really fast.
Annie
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway notebook MD 7822u
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Intel Centrino
    Memory
    4 GB
    Sound Card
    Conexant Hi Def smart audio
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 768
    Hard Drives
    511 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2
    Internet Speed
    1720.8 kbps upload
    Other Info
    I am not connected wirelessly to my other computers due to a problem with one of them.

smarteyeball

Eye know, eye know
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Thanks, Where on the page would it likely appear? The page goes away really fast.
Annie

Hi Anne,

To stop the automatic restart at BSOD:

Right-click Computer > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Start Up and Recovery (settings) > and untick the automatically restart box and hit OK.

.....
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
    Motherboard
    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0

lordbob75

Lord of Bobs
Vista Pro
Gold Member
Thanks, Where on the page would it likely appear? The page goes away really fast.
Annie

Hi Anne,

To stop the automatic restart at BSOD:

Right-click Computer > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Start Up and Recovery (settings) > and untick the automatically restart box and hit OK.

.....
Annie, follow the advice here by eyeball. That will tell you. And I don't remember because I have not had a BSOD in years....

~Lordbob
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5QC
    Memory
    2x2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce 9500GT 1Gb
    Sound Card
    Mobo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 206bw
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SP2514N ATA 250Gb 7200RPM
    Samsung [Model] 1Tb 7200RPM SATA2
    PSU
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro 750W
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Razer Tarantula
    Internet Speed
    not fast enough

anneokie100

New Member
Thanks, Where on the page would it likely appear? The page goes away really fast.
Annie

Hi Anne,

To stop the automatic restart at BSOD:

Right-click Computer > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Start Up and Recovery (settings) > and untick the automatically restart box and hit OK.

.....
Annie, follow the advice here by eyeball. That will tell you. And I don't remember because I have not had a BSOD in years....

~Lordbob

Okay, I did that and it went off without a hitch. Hallelujah. Now do I expect that to fix the problem or does that just slow the BSOD so I can read the digits when it happens again?

BTW, took me 5 minutes to figure out what BSOD was. :o
Annie
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway notebook MD 7822u
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Intel Centrino
    Memory
    4 GB
    Sound Card
    Conexant Hi Def smart audio
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 768
    Hard Drives
    511 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2
    Internet Speed
    1720.8 kbps upload
    Other Info
    I am not connected wirelessly to my other computers due to a problem with one of them.
Top