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Does this problem came all of a sudden? Do you hear sounds before? Check the icon with the speaker (or something like this) at the lower right end of the taskbar. Is it marked as forbidden? Click on it and enable sounds.

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Northgate... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010

You can download the drivers for this PC on the manufacturers website.

If one is not available, id suggest looking up the specs, and downloading drivers from the brands placed in the PC(NVidia, ATI, Intel, Etc).

DO NOT!!!! Download from third parties, many contain viruses.

Hope this helps

Northgate... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

go to the device manager (right click my computer - properties - hardware tab - device manager button)

look under sound devices, if there are any yellow question marks you need the approprate sound driver device driver, go to the manafacturers website for it, or find the original utility disks that came with the laptop to re-install the driver

if it has its drivers, check the sound devices in sound options (control panel - sounds and audio devoces) and make sure the playback device is set to the default and hasent been changed to something that is no longer connected to the laptop.

Northgate... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

You need to know the mainboard model no. Then, search for the product on the manufacturer's website and you will see what type of RAM memory it needs.

Northgate NGI... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010

Some laptop keyboards have small "tabs" on the edge closest to the LCD screen, and those tabs fit "under" something metal,
in order to hold the keyboard in-place. Gently "work" that area, to get those tabs to move "above" (instead of "under"), to release the keyboard.

Northgate... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010

Sometimes I have problems with this on my laptop. Simply opening and closing the screen fully once or twice works for me. If this doesn't work I had a laptop where I had to completely take it apart and something was pinching the display connector and keeping it from working.

Northgate... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010

yes. it does need the driver. please download the driver for your network card and install it to your computer then test.

Northgate... | Answered on May 25, 2010

need to know the brand and model, and which windows is installed.

Northgate... | Answered on May 23, 2010

No you do not need a new sound card but you must re install the same driver after removing the previous one from the control panel


Northgate... | Answered on May 18, 2010

start your computer in safe mode login in admin mode and change the password of your user. Steps given below.

How to start in safe mode?

Start your computer after the post boot screen ends and computer ready to enter in windows press F8 button you will get few options select safe mod there.

How to change password ?

Click on start tab select control panel in open menu.
control panel window will come up there you have to select user Accounts icon then you will get you user, get into it do your all administration job.

Northgate... | Answered on May 14, 2010

The mic connects to the computer not the monitor. It will work if you connect it to the Mic Input port and have it set right. You may or may not need a driver.

Northgate 15"... | Answered on May 01, 2010

1.Drivers are usually given by the manufacturer to work with the latest OS (operating Systems).
Sometime Windows 7 will detect the device and input the drivers it has in it "cab files" but if not present it will prompt you to look online to the manufactures website for updates or it will ask you to run the compatibility wizard .
2. Windows 7 has an option also to run the device in another operating system mode such as Windows XP and may have the drivers stored in the "cab files" for Windows XP for example. If not the manufacturers device will not run in the Windows 7 environment.

Northgate 15"... | Answered on Apr 23, 2010

Its possible that the tray has slipped a tooth on the gear on which it runs. Try opening up the disk player and removing the tray, then replace it after turning the drive gear which ejects the tray, back one or two teeth.

Best wishes,

Northgate... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010

Verify all pins for the vga cords
Ensure that the correct and most up to date drivers are installed for the monitor

Northgate... | Answered on Apr 12, 2010

More likely to have backlight inverter circuits failure, you need to open it up and look at caps, loose connections, burnt parts, check to see if you do have 12vdc feeding the inverter circuits. 15" monitor may not be worth fixing.

Northgate 15"... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010

All cases are built on a thing called the ATX Format. This means that ALL motherboards conform to a hole placement and board size, so you will find almost any case will do. A Mini-Tower would siut you fine, A bigger case just usually means more HDD Bays and more CD/DVD Bays too, also extra Fans, ans ventilation slots. So get the one you like, even pink if you want :)

Northgate... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010

Yes you can upgrade to windows xp on this pc, unless there are things she wants to keep on the pc, you can just adjust the bios to boot from cd, insert the disk into the cd rom and run the xp installation, you can choose to keep the files from the previous windows in your case millenium or choose a clean install, this will be up to you. good luck and tell me how it goes.

Northgate... | Answered on Mar 23, 2010

I believe (not 100% but dang close) that these should be your jumper settings. If not.. sometimes they are on the board just not necessarily right next to the jumpers. Hope this helps.

Northgate... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010

Check this site out...If your running Xp or Vista, Or Mac then this is the software for you.

Northgate... | Answered on Mar 18, 2010

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