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  1. kemperhills

    Just ranting

    Ah, come on, be a mate and go for it.
  2. kemperhills

    Why me????

    Thanks Dave, but both monitors have VGA cables and one cable has a DVI /VGA adapter to connect the VGA cable to the motherboard. Same procedure?
  3. kemperhills

    Why me????

    Thanks Dave, but zip, right over the old head. Never done anything concerning ports or setting them. Explain please. I see another learning opportunity coming my way.
  4. kemperhills

    Why me????

    Thanks guys, but, curiosity killed the cat, you know; I have used this set up for years with no problems, why now. My other computer has an Asus F2A55-M LK board and I have never had any problems like this. No Intel board has ever had a problem like this. Just asking because when I get something on my mind it drives me bonkers until I find the answer. Cheers
  5. kemperhills

    Why me????

    My bad roadrage, you are correct. One monitor is connected VGA, the other is connected DVI.
  6. kemperhills

    Just ranting

    Oh well, I can hope Sure wish some inter prizing, ambitious young techy would take up the hunt.
  7. kemperhills

    Why me????

    handshaking issue What is this. No HDMI, they are connected by VGA cables.
  8. Well, have any of you did something stupid that bit you in the butt. Well, I did. I was trying to install a graphics driver on an Intel board and couldn't get the thing to install. So, says I, brilliant computer tech, I will un-install the standard graphics driver that is installed when the OS is installed and let the system reinstall the driver on reboot. Only problem is that on reboot all I got was a black screen. The computer booted but didn't re-install the driver. Oh woe is me. Boy did I get mad, sorry I do have a temper, and tried for a couple of day, on and off, to get the computer to re-installed the graphics driver, which it never did. I took the board out of the case saying to myself, stupid you just ruined a good board,. Then one day as I walked into where I work on my computer, I says to myself, brilliant computer tech, see if there is a provision on the board to reset the BIOS. I did, and the computer booted, the screen lit up and the computer worked fine. I shut down the computer patting myself on the back for such a brilliant diagnostic repair and went on to something else. Days later I booted the computer, I boot all computers I work on at least every two or three days, and aaaarrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhh, the computer booted but the screen was black. I had to reset the BIOS again, rebooted the computer and everything worked fine. But, this time I "installed" the Intel graphics driver and the computer has been working fine ever since. Moral of the story, be very careful what you do it just might bite you in the butt. But the more I work on computer, and the more I learn how to work on computers, the more I like it. Computer repair has almost become my favorite pastime, even above auto/small engine mechanic. You see, I am bad ADHD and boredom drives ADHD people bonkers. And one thing can be said about working on computer, and even auto/small engine mechanics, you don't get bored. Mad maybe, but not bored.
  9. Well, have any of you did something stupid that bit you in the butt. Well, I did. I was trying to install a graphics driver on an Intel board and couldn't get the thing to install. So, says I, brilliant computer tech, I will un-install the standard graphics driver that is installed when the OS is installed and let the system reinstall the driver on reboot. Only problem is that on reboot all I got was a black screen. The computer booted but didn't re-install the driver. Oh woe is me. Boy did I get mad, sorry I do have a temper, and tried for a couple of day, on and off, to get the computer to re-installed the graphics driver, which it never did. I took the board out of the case saying to myself, stupid you just ruined a good board,. Then one day as I walked into where I work on my computer, I says to myself, brilliant computer tech, see if there is a provision on the board to reset the BIOS. I did, and the computer booted, the screen lit up and the computer worked fine. I shut down the computer patting myself on the back for such a brilliant diagnostic repair and went on to something else. Days later I booted the computer, I boot all computers I work on at least every two or three days, and aaaarrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhh, the computer booted but the screen was black. I had to reset the BIOS again, rebooted the computer and everything worked fine. But, this time I "installed" the Intel graphics driver and the computer has been working fine ever since. Moral of the story, be very careful what you do it just might bite you in the butt. But the more I work on computer, and the more I learn how to work on computers, the more I like it. Computer repair has almost become my favorite pastime, even above auto/small engine mechanic. You see, I am bad ADHD and boredom drives ADHD people bonkers. And one thing can be said about working on computer, and even auto/small engine mechanics, you don't get bored. Mad maybe, but not bored.
  10. kemperhills

    Just ranting

    Please, allow me my rant. My favorite Windows has always been 98 SE. I have the old girl installed in VB, have gotten everything working fine, in resolution, but can's use it on the web because no browser that will work in 98 SE will connect to the web worth a nickel. Now here is my rant: Graphic drivers have been developed to correct resolution problems. I have found a third party thingy called SP4 that supplies all needed updates. I have found third party thingy that supplies USB support, etc. Why can't, won't, some interprizing techy that can write code develop a browser for the old girl. Oh, well, rant over.
  11. kemperhills

    Why me????

    I have a problem on a self built computer with an Asus F2A55-M LK Plus board. Here's the problem. When I boot the computer, two monitors extended, it probably will either boot to the primary or secondary screen as if it had only one monitor. Or it will boot and the primary screen will boot with 800x600 resolution and the secondary screen will boot with the correct resolution with the task bar. The primary screen has all the icons. About a month ago the computer got to the point it would boot but the screens were black and in an inactive state. I reset the ram and it worked fine for about a month and has started the problem again. Usually when the computer boots "wrong" if can restart, not shut down, the computer and it will boot correctly. If not, two or three restarts fixes the problem. Anyone have any idea what is going on and how to fix the problem. Thanks.
  12. kemperhills

    Newer motherboard

    Yep, I learned the hard way. Wouldn't use an Asrock if someone gave me one. Good to see you again Bob. I have used several Asus boards and never a problem. Before they stopped making them I was an Intel guy. Never used MSI but if you say they are good I think I will give them a try.
  13. kemperhills

    Newer motherboard

    Mainly using the board for office work, playing simple games, browsing. Nothing heavy.
  14. kemperhills

    PCTech Bytes back online??????

    One more question, if I may. When did you start the site up again. Curiosity killed the cat, you know.
  15. kemperhills

    Newer motherboard

    I have two office desktops built by me using F2A55-M LK and F2A55-M LK Plus motherboards. I really like the motherboards but as they are about 8 years old I am thinking about upgrading the motherboards. I can't afford new boards I would try to buy the board off E-Bay. I have bought a bunch of boards off E-Bay and had trouble with only one, an Asrock board. So, any suggestions on a newer board for my computers. I really like Asus boards but it is not necessary that the board be Asus. Suggestions please. Thanks.
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