Gateway GT5018E Desktop Audio Driver Problem

Posted by: Lightspeeds PC Repair
Gateway GT5018E desktop running Windows XP Media Edition with a bad hard drive. New hard drive installed reloaded the operating system from Gateways recovery disks. The recovery disk had labeled on the disk – “operating system, programs files and drivers”. After installing Windows XP, there were no drivers installed. I inserted OS disk in to check the cd, could not find any drivers on the main installation disks. Ok, ...

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Hey, Microsoft Security Essentials Users – Listen Up – Test Fails

Posted by: Lightspeeds PC Repair
“Microsoft Security Essentials bombs tests, loses AV-Test certificate”

Well, well, well no real news here about Microsoft Security Essentials is there? I personally tried and tested Microsoft Security Essentials months ago on one my computers here, and uninstalled it after 2 weeks. And the reason was it would not update itself at least daily or even regularly. I’d leave the computer on for days and Microsoft Security Essentials would not check ...

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Gateway NV53A75U / NV53 Laptop Disassembly

This customers Gateway NV53A75U was running hot, and shutting down on the customer. It’s an AMD Triple Core processor, so it does run on the hot side.

  • This Gateways idle temp 60-65 C
  • Load Temp of 74-78 C

Dis-assembled laptop to check, clean the fan & heatsink, modified the cooling with 2 copper shims and applied Arctic Cooling MX2 Thermal Compound. Cooling fan was blocked by dust buildup, not bad have seen much worse.

Re-Assembled Gateway temperatures now:

  • Idled Temp of 48-54 C
  • Full load tempt of ...
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YouTube Trouble With WordPress 3.4.2 – Solved!

Just signed up for wordpress hosting few days ago. Began posting a few posts here, and just tonight had problems with embedding a youtube video. Spent few hours trying several plugins with no success.

The problems I ran into when trying to embed youtube video were:

  • After updating and publishing, I had a broken blog, all other blog posts below were gone
  • Or Ended up with just a link to click on,,, not what I wanted
  • Or half video player was there, ...
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Battlefield 3: Aftermath Premiere Trailer

They sure do make these Premiere trailers look good, to bad the game is still very much broken, along with Battlelog.

Well after almost 12 months of BF3, since 10-25-11 release date, I have 894 play time hours in. And as of last week i have sort of lost interest in the game. I’ll be posting a complete review of Battlefield 3 here shortly.

In short, the game has great graphics and audio, but gameplay is still broken for PC. Numerous patches ...

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Trojan DOS Alureon Removal Repair – Solved

Trojan:DOS/Alureon.A is the detection for a variant of the Alureon malware family that infects the Master Boot Record (MBR).

Recently came across this Trojan:DOS/Alureon. A rootkit on a customers laptop. Customers laptop was badly infected with 168 virus and malware. All viruses & malwarte removed clean with the exception of this Trojan:DOS/Alureon. I tried several programs, including 3 boot rescue cd’s. All of them detected the remaining infection but failed at fixing or removing the rootkit. HitMan Pro also detected ...

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