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Computer Hardware

Computer hardware is a general term used to refer to all the physical parts of a computer. Internal hardware devices include hard drives and motherboards, while external hardware devices include monitors, mice, keyboards, and printers.

Asked in Computer Hardware, Computer Worms, Microsoft Windows, Online Forums and Message Boards

What causes the error message 'LSA shell has encountered an error' when you connect to the Internet?

LSA Shell Errors This used to be caused almost exclusively by the sasser worm. You could simple download the scan and fix from McAfee. There is now a more common worm that sasser that replaced. It may be causing the LSA Shell error. Your most common junk antivirus such as McAfee can detect and delete sasser. Most firewalls can stop sasser. This sounds more like the womourge worm. You can find and eliminate this with the tools from Symantec. Here is more input: Although...

Asked in Computer Hardware, Windows XP, USB Flash Drives

How do you install a hi-speed USB host controller on a Windows XP computer?

For the most part, the High Speed USB controller will be integrated right onto the motherboard of your system. You will sometimes run into this problem when upgrading to or installing a new version of XP, for sometimes it does not readily have the drivers available. What you have to do is to actually find out the motherboard that you have in your system, and download, or request the CD, that has the motherboard resources on it, in order to get Windows...

Asked in Computer Hardware, Google, Windows XP

Where can you get a driver for Pinnacle Miro DC10?

A driver can be downloaded at the link below. Note that it is for Windows 95/98, so it may not work on newer versions of Windows. ...

Asked in Computer Hardware, Windows XP, Graphics Cards, Windows 7

How do you find out what kind of graphics card you have?

Do you have an Intel sticker anywhere on your computer? Or an AMD sticker? If Intel, their site can detect which driver you have. 3rd Party Software It's possible to detect your video card using software like "Video Card Detector". It's free, easy to use and can be downloaded from CNET: Another way Press Start and go to Run (if you're using Windows XP). Or, if you're using Windows Vista or Windows 7, go to the Search box. Enter "dxdiag" and then click Enter. What is...

Asked in Computer Hardware, Motherboards, Graphics Cards

Will an 8x AGP video card work in a 4x AGP slot?

It will work, if it is compatible with the signalling voltage on the motherboard (1.5v for AGP 1x, 2x and 4x), but it will only work at up to the 4x that your motherboard is capable of. You may need to change your BIOS settings for AGP= 4x to obtain maximum performance from your motherboard and graphics card. AGP 8x cards run at 0.8v but some may permit 1.5v 4x compatibility. Those folks experiencing problems with 8x cards in 4x slots might...

Asked in Computers, Computer Hardware, Computer History

How do you build a computer?

Buy a: Case Power Supply (Sometimes comes with case) Motherboard Processor/CPU RAM/Memory Hard Drive CD/DVD Drive Peripherals, such mouse, keyboard, and monitor. An Operating System. Such as Windows or Linux. Optional Components: Video Card (For graphic intensive actions. Games and graphic design) Sound Card (Higher quality sound. Home theaters and professional music editing) Other peripherals, like earphones. Before you buy, make sure all parts are compatible. This is a simple summary of what to do, consult the manuals for each part for an in-depth guide. Place power supply into case. Put motherboard in place. Connect necessary...

Asked in Computer Hardware

What is the latest hardware?

New products are constantly being released, planned, and developed, so it would be impossible to keep track of all of them. ...


Asked in Computer Hardware, Software and Applications (non-game), Computer Buying

Compare and contrast hardware and software?

Hardware is any physical part of the computer necessary for it to operate ( basically anything inside the case) Software is any programs or operating system installed on the computer, it is not essential for the computer to run but is necessary to complete certain tasks, it cannot be physically touched. Hardware is essential for the computer to operate, without it nothing will work. Hardware can be; Motherboards, Memory, Harddrives, CD Drives, Video Cards etc... Software can be; Operating Systems e.g. Windows, Linux. or programs e.g....

Asked in Windows XP, Computer Hardware

What are non-specific drivers questions?

This is a holding question for questions that are spelled in an incomprehensible manner, do not use proper grammar, do not give enough information about the device, or do not specify which operating system they need a driver for. ...


Asked in Computer Hardware, Electronics

What are the advantages of digital electronics?

advantage of digital electronics is given below. 1-it require Boolean algebra which is very simple 2-there is only 1 And 0 are used so data error is reduced. 3- circuit of digital electronics is small so suitable for ic's. 4- it requires low power 5- it is highly precise over high frequency operation upo GHz. 6- operation is easy. 7- doesn't effect by noise rapidly comparison to analog electronics 8- Analog signals can be converted to digital format and stored indefinately with pure reproduction ( aside from...

Asked in Computer Hardware, Technology

What are the types of Optical Mark Reader?

OMR or optical mark reader integrates optical technology and electronics to do data inputs hundred times faster than manual entry methods and is extensively used in multiple choice examinations ,statistics,data input etc The OMR types depends on 1.The accuracy needed eg;In case of a question with four options out of which one is to be made black using pencil, if an option is more than 75% blackened ,modern OMRs will read it while first generation OMRs wont. 2.The cost 3.The security and anti tampering of data The...

Asked in Computer Hardware, Home Electricity, Technology, Motherboards

How do you rate a surge protector?

Surge protectors have a finite life, they can only absorb a certain amount of energy before failing. They are rated by how much energy in joules they can handle. ...

Asked in Cable Internet, Computer Hardware

What is a modem?

A modem is a device that modulates signals to encode digital information and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted information. It the "thing" that you needed to connect to the internet. ...

Asked in Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Computer Hardware, HDTV

What is AV IN port on a GPS Navagator?

Your can go to , the website have more artice about av in gps. ...


Asked in Computer Hardware

What is the core hardware in a computer system?

The Motherboard, CPU, and the Core Processer.

Asked in Computer Programming, Computer Hardware, Visual Basic Programming

What is the full meaning of BASIC?

Beginners all-purpose symbolic instruction code

Asked in Computer Hardware, Electronics Engineering, Electronics

What is ic characterization?

Batches of newly manufactured integrated cicuit parts are subjected to characterization sampling to prove or disprove that they will perform their functions with the technical characteristics for which they were designed. ...

Asked in Computer Hardware, Software and Applications (non-game)

Who are some famous people in the computer field?

Alan Turing? Also Tony Hoare, Alfred Aho, Brian Kernighan, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Simon Peyton Jones, Richard Stallman, Peter Norvig, Linus Torvalds, Donald Knuth, Peter Norton, and many other people from the hardware field. ...

Asked in Computer Hardware, Microsoft Xbox, Screencasting Software

Can you install HyperCam on a Xbox?

A computer program cannot be installed onto a gaming system so, no. The only way to achieve something similar to the HyperCam would be to use the Xbox Live Vision Camera. ---improved answer--- You cannot use HyperCam on your Xbox 360 or Xbox One but if i were you, i would check out Roxio ...

Asked in Computer Hardware, Computer Terminology, MP3 Players Audio and Sound Systems

How many megabytes are in a gp?

1024 KB = 1 MB 1024 MB = 1 GB 1024 GB = 1 TB And so on.... All of the memory references are forming the same number. That number of course as you can see, is 1024. ...

Asked in Computers, Computer Hardware, Sound Cards

How do you set up a computer speaker system and sound card?

First to answer your question about the soundcard. Any souncard that supports Dolby Digital 5.1 will work with these speakers so long as the soundcard has a digital output to connect it into the speakers. Most cards that support 5.1 do have this output. But double check to be sure. As for the issue of the home theatre system: If these speakers have multiple inputs and they can decode the Dolby Digital signal then, yes you can connect multiple devices to these...

Asked in Computer Hardware, Computer Terminology, Computer Memory

How many kilobytes are in a gigabyte?

There are actually two friendus to this, depending on what method you want to use to determine the answer. Standard definition The standard definition for kilobyte is 1,000 (10^3) bytes, just like there are 1,000 meters in a kilometre. Likewise, the standard definition for gigabyte is 1,000,000,000 (10^9) bytes. Dividing, this means there are 1,000,000 (1 million) kilobytes (kB) in a gigabyte (GB). This is the definition used for hard drives, portable memory drives (memory cards, USB drives), DVDs, Blu-ray disks, and most measures of...