• Worth it to try to install old hard drive into new computer?

    My old computer died (RIP) and I just got my new one. There is a possibility that my old hard drive failed, but I want to know if it would be worth it to try installing it on the new computer to see if I can recover any of the old files? If it is worth a shot, what should I be aware of? Pertinent issues: old hard drive was the primary... show more
    My old computer died (RIP) and I just got my new one. There is a possibility that my old hard drive failed, but I want to know if it would be worth it to try installing it on the new computer to see if I can recover any of the old files? If it is worth a shot, what should I be aware of? Pertinent issues: old hard drive was the primary drive on the old computer. I would not want it to be primary drive on the new one, obviously. Both computers have windows xp operating systems. Does that help or hurt? Any way to install the drive externally or it would have to be internal (the old drive was internal) would I need any special tools or cables or anything to do the installation? Would installing the old drive invalidate any warranties on my new computer (Dell) Is there any easier way to do what I want without installing the old drive, keeping in mind my old computer doesn't boot anymore? Thanks for your thoughts. Happy New Year!
    4 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • Looking to buy a dell computer, but I want Windows XP not Vista OS - any recommendations on the best models?

    Only a few configurations advertised still offer Windows XP - of the available, any recommendations/suggestions?
    Only a few configurations advertised still offer Windows XP - of the available, any recommendations/suggestions?
    5 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • Voltage Regulator failure?

    My computer, running Windows XP Pro, froze, and it will not reboot. The screen comes up, there is some activity, then screen goes black and says Reboot failed, press F1 to try again, press F2 to go to setup. Pressing F1 just brings up the error message over and over again, and pressing F2 does nothing useful. I tried to restart the computer... show more
    My computer, running Windows XP Pro, froze, and it will not reboot. The screen comes up, there is some activity, then screen goes black and says Reboot failed, press F1 to try again, press F2 to go to setup. Pressing F1 just brings up the error message over and over again, and pressing F2 does nothing useful. I tried to restart the computer with a cd in the drive, and got a different error message - PREVIOUS REBOOT WAS DUE TO VOLTAGE REGULATOR FAILURE. Press F1 etc.... Okay - so what is really wrong with my computer? I will bring it to pc repair place if I have to, but I want to know if this is something I could try to tackle on my own, if it is as simple as replacing the battery or checking cable connections, or do I really need to call in the big guns? thanks in advance!
    3 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • How do I rename an file, INCLUDING EXTENSION, in Windows NT?

    for example, if I rename a file using right click, it doesn't truly change the extension, just adds one. So if I rename a file testfile.pdf to testfile.doc what I get is testfile.pdf.doc which isn't what I want. I don't want to change the association for the file types either. I just want to change the actual extension to the... show more
    for example, if I rename a file using right click, it doesn't truly change the extension, just adds one. So if I rename a file testfile.pdf to testfile.doc what I get is testfile.pdf.doc which isn't what I want. I don't want to change the association for the file types either. I just want to change the actual extension to the file. I'll even go to DOS if that what it takes, but I hope you guys know an easier way.
    6 answers · Other - Computers · 1 decade ago
  • I want to restore the "Recycle Bin" icon on my Win XP Pro desktop - where would I find it?

    I tried right click on desktop, add new shortcut, but I can't seem to find the darned app - what folder would it be stashed away in, and would it be called 'recycle.dll" or something? Thanks for your help in advance
    I tried right click on desktop, add new shortcut, but I can't seem to find the darned app - what folder would it be stashed away in, and would it be called 'recycle.dll" or something? Thanks for your help in advance
    8 answers · Software · 1 decade ago
  • Travel to Italy - can you rent a cell phone?

    Planning a trip to Italy! We were recommended to rent a cell while there, as it would be much cheaper than bringing and using our current cell. Where would you rent a cell phone in Italy?
    Planning a trip to Italy! We were recommended to rent a cell while there, as it would be much cheaper than bringing and using our current cell. Where would you rent a cell phone in Italy?
    9 answers · Other - Italy · 1 decade ago
  • Palm and I are having a bad day - can you help?

    After not using my Tungsten E for a while, it must have lost all memory - all programs and files were gone. No problem, I'll just Hotsync I thought, BUT my computer also had a glitch and after a scan, my desktop was all messed up, and I've had to reinstall some programs. Now i can't hotsync, I need to reinstall the palm desktop. If... show more
    After not using my Tungsten E for a while, it must have lost all memory - all programs and files were gone. No problem, I'll just Hotsync I thought, BUT my computer also had a glitch and after a scan, my desktop was all messed up, and I've had to reinstall some programs. Now i can't hotsync, I need to reinstall the palm desktop. If I do this, will I overwrite all my backedup files? What do you recommend?
    2 answers · PDAs & Handhelds · 1 decade ago
  • Are there liquid meal supplements for senior cats?

    For people, there are liquid meal supplements, like Ensure and Sustecal. Is there something similar formulated for cats? I'd like something nutritious to add to, not replace, my 19-year old cat's diet.
    For people, there are liquid meal supplements, like Ensure and Sustecal. Is there something similar formulated for cats? I'd like something nutritious to add to, not replace, my 19-year old cat's diet.
    5 answers · Cats · 1 decade ago