Discussion in 'Tech' started by GiggidyGee, Nov 11, 2009.
Get some $
If you serious about building a pc. You need to make a list of parts that are available to you from the guys here and what your father might have; and what parts you will need to buy.
Download CPUZ, run that program and see what kind of processor you have. If its good/worth it you can salvage that.
GG, if you have hard drive issues, it's best to replace it and if your dad is like me he probably has a bunch of old drives sitting around collecting dust. They may only be 6 Gig drives or such, but that is big enough to put the operating system on. I'm not sure if it would be worthwhile to try and send any I've got to Cananada.
Yes, the 1st step is to make a list of parts.
Then, you gather them.
Finally, you build it!
On the side, you need to solve the hard disk issue so you don't loose everything.
Pick up a 8 GB thumb drive and move all your files onto that. You can pick one up for around $20.
Is it necessary to scan my computer for viruses?
That depends. If you surf the net alot and go to sites that you never been to, or are not trusted sites. Then yes, its preferable to scan your system. Usually if you have a virus scan it should already be scanning any site you go to. However you should scan your system often with anti spy ware programs.
Ayyee welll I guess I'll do it now since I haven't done it ever....
Another quessstion......when I ctrl+alt+del and look at the processes...is that what's running on my computer at the moment?
yep. that process list looks fine to me (windows runs a lot of shit)
Looks okay to me too. You have the proper number of svhost processes running, since there's always one for DCOM services, one for all the windows stuff like themes, COM, DHCP and stuff, one for DNS Cache, one for Windows Image Aquisition, and, as of Service Pack 3, there is also now one for SSDP discovery. You have one service more than I know processes for, but maybe the others know.
What is that for, on the left side of that picture
I just cheated on listing the avg processes, so instead of pointing them out individually, I tied them all together with the bracket on the left.
Is AVG good er whut? It wanted me to update it so I did and it asked me what kind of net connection I had or something and I selected Small Home or Office Network....should I change it?
no, it's okay like that
AVG's an okay antivirus program, so there's no need to change. Allow it to do updates, since it won't be very effective otherwise.
There are other good free antivirus programs out there too, but this one is good enough that you don't need to go through the hassle (and it IS a hassle) of uninstalling it.
In fact, I'm about to post a question for folks about this in an upcoming thread...
When my coputer is starting up and everything's done loading a pop up will appear saying
"This Firewall was changed to:
Small Home or Office
Gaming mode is disabled"
What does the gaming mode is disabled mean? I wanna be able to game
You cant anymore without installing windows 7.6789
Damn it all to hell
I was joking.
See I would never have thought you were joking cuz I'm mentally retarded about computer things......way to lead me on But good thing...cuz that means I can still game...but what kind of gaming does the computer mean?
Okay, I just Googled your error box, and evidently you have the NON-FREE (paid for) version of AVG, which has all sorts of extra "features" thrown in. This is a message from AVG's firewall.
Here is an AVG search result on what it is, and how to deal with it.
Goofus, you're a fountain of helpfullness!
I couldn't agree more haha.....I'm just a dumb dumb....
but you're learning?!? That's what counts!
I dont believe there is an explicit mapping of svchost processes. some of the stuff generally loads up the same way, but from my experience it isnt a 100% thing. (you can look via command line: tasklist /svc )
i chimed in to recommend against AVG. I actually have been suggesting MS' new product versus AVG. After the problems they had in the last year (windows blue screens, breaking certain multicast products such as symantec ghost) I do not trust their QA anymore. you SHOULD be ok, but it just takes one blue screen to make you change, and their track record right now blows (which is too bad, they rocked before then)