Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-06-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2
Angry Need help!!

Ok here's the deal: I've recently had my computer upgraded and it's been more than a headache! At first I wanted more RAM and a bigger graphics card... The lady at the shop told me that because of the type of RAM I was on and the motherboard I might aswell get a new motherboard for an extra 40 so I did.

She messed up installing the RAM and the motherboard and windows crashed - then she lost all my programs and files. Then, after a week she said my computer was ready - took it home, crashed a lot, then it totally broke down.

Took it back to the shop, spent another 2 days in workshop then she calls me "Yup. Everything is working ok. All yours". Take it home and there are STILL problems with the machine.

I'm asking you guys for help because I feel sick at the thought of taking it back to that inept woman... Plus having spent nearly 400 on the upgrade I haven't got any money left (or time) to have it sitting in another workshop... Here are my problems:

1. I had a copy of World of Warcraft that ran on a P3, 256Mb RAM, 64Mb Graphics card... Now, I have a P4, 1Gb RAM and 128Mb Graphics card and it won't run, bombs out, graphics are jerky on the lowest setting - checked the graphics card and it IS compatible with the game. Please don't ask me to change the AGP aperture (I've tried and I nearly ruined my computer)

How do I get this sorted out???

2. My CD drive has gone kaput! I put a CD in - it flashes intermittedly for about 10 seconds then the read light comes on and stays on. I click the [D:] icon and it says "Please insert a disk into drive D:". I re-boot my computer, on startup - does the same thing while running startup... Flashes intermittedly then light stays on and again, on double click "Please insert a disk into drive D:"... I've been to countless forums, troubleshooting pages, downloaded the correct drivers but still, nothing.

I downloaded the official drivers BUT when I go to "Update drivers" on my hardware devices etc... it cannot find any INF files or cannot find the ATAPI files... Even when I locate the folder manually it doesn't have the relevant files in it :-S


I'm tired, lost, stuck, confused and angry! PLease help me!
__________________

JamesMcBride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: Need help!!

LOL Ask the lady for her certificates. Always do that when you let someone fix your computer. That woman simply didn't know how to fix it.
__________________

alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
zero4zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 563
Default Re: Need help!!

It was your decision to trust this person, so you only have yourself to blame.
Since everything is all screwed up, why don't do YOU do a clean fresh installation from scratch.
((She may have just installed a new motherboard, RAM etc. but your Windows installation was setup for your OLD mobo, so there may be many conflicts!
__________________
Asus P4P800 SE
Intel P4 3.2 Gig 1024 Meg PC3200 cas latency 2.5
RAID 0 2-36.7 Gig SATA WD 10,000 RPM
200 Gig WD ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600XT
6500 Kb bandwith Internet Connection
zero4zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2005, 01:56 AM   #4
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: Need help!!

If all goes bad, just save up for a new custom computer.
alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2005, 04:18 AM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,438
Default Re: Need help!!

LOL buy another computer.... yea right!
Its like
http://www.imageshack.us
Billboards are by Tui (Beer company in NZ)
__________________
Just A Guy With A Voice In His Head...
Charchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2005, 04:27 AM   #6
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2
Default

Well yes, I made the conscious decision to go to this lady but I wouldn't say "I've got myself to blame" since it's not like I tried to cut corners and now I'm suffering the consequences - it was a reputable computer workshop.

As for buying a new computer - yes, I would... But having spent 400 getting his one upgraded, I just can't write-off that amount of money.
JamesMcBride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2005, 11:13 AM   #7
BSOD
 
FuRgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,692
Default Re: Need help!!

Like zero4zero said, Try reformatting your computer....
__________________

FuRgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0