F.A.Q. for Basic Computer Home Repair
A lot of people ask me for advice on their hardware problems. I
usually tell them to get themselves a prescription for Viagra.
But occassionally people also ask me about how to repair their
home computer. Since I'm too lazy to answer these questions
individually, I've compiled all of them into a Frequently Asked
Questions (F.A.Q.) page. So here you go.
Question: When I boot up my computer it
freezes right when the extensions start loading. What am I doing
My guess is that you're having a problem with
your hard drive. I've got a couple ideas. Take the hard drive and
blow on it really hard, then put it back in. That usually works
with my Nintendo. If that doesn't work, take it back out and
shake it a little.
Question: When I run certain programs, an
error comes up and it says that my Gateway has insufficient
memory. But my system should be able to run this program without
problems. Any ideas?
This one's easy. You've probably used up all the
slots on your memory card. This means you'll be able to run your
program but you won't be able to save anything. If you don't have
cash to spend on the extra memory and you're not willing to
delete a few slots off your current card, just press pause and
leave the system on. It'll waste electricity, but that's better
than having to start from the beginning every fucking time.
By the way, I didn't know Gateway had a system.
Are there any good games out for it?
Question: I recently installed a scanner
for my computer, and I'm not sure what the IRQ setting needs to
be. What number do I need to use?
The mistake you're making is that you don't need
a number, you need a code. You can check the Internet for the
codes you need, but if you're ambitious you can guess a lot of
'em. If it's a shoot-em-up, try KILLEMALL or GODMODE or something
Question: Are we even talking about the
same things? When I say computer I mean a computer, not a video
Actually, video game systems are computers. If
you know one computer, you know them all. When it comes down to
it, it's all just ones and zeroes. And yes, I did say
"know" in the biblical sense. Hehe.
Question: No, really. When I say
computers, I mean the powerful ones with a keyboard and mouse.
The new PS2 has a keyboard and mouse? Kewl. ;-)
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