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Travlur
11-08-2000, 12:48 PM
After 2 months of battling Compaq tech support, to get my 5888 to perform
I found this site, and for an illiterate senior computer user, who was looking for a hobby to pass time, this site has been a most informative one. I have probably got the site in conflict w/Compaq because of me using
info from here, that contradicted their attempts to fix me up. They have not been successful in correcting the 5888 flaws, so hoping I can get the
job done using the PC site.

Jerkymom
11-08-2000, 03:36 PM
Welcome - glad you found us! We'll help in any way we can with any problems you have.

Kim

sea69
12-15-2000, 12:31 PM
I agree.. I also am new here..(in posting)
I have 'watched' this site and learned FAR more than "Tech-Support" from Compaq.
I have a new 7000-T Compaq, 800 mhz, 128-ram,and INITIALLY found myself wondering why it seemed to have no better performance than my previous pc { Dell- gx-100[optiplex] celeron 433, 64 ram} seems that Compaq installs EVERY single Possible combination of drivers, and other files that are duplicated and not needed.You need to manually REMOVE many of these as they dont apply to your individual system. They have ALL possible variations, which SLOWS down your entire system because instead of using the needed driver it has to go thru ALL of them ( even ones that dont apply to hardware or software that is currently IN your sys.)
btw.. thanks to all that have helped me and didnt even know it .. hehe

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[This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 12-15-2000).]

Travlur
12-15-2000, 06:44 PM
I have my 5888 purring like a kitten now. I eliminated everything that
pertained to Compaq (their software additions w/W98) and disabled their
so-called "Power Management" function. Disabled their keyboard functions
and disabled all start-up settings. I removed the "McAfee" virus software
that came installed w/computer. I do have a hang problem if I try to shut
off power overnite, and start up the next morning. I just don't shut it off
anymore but do use restart when my performance drops below 80%.
I* would never buy another "COMPAQ" product, because they do not stand
behind their warranty statements. I wrote a letter to "Bo McBee" the
Vice President responsible for Quality assurance and Customer Satisfaction
a month ago and he never had the decency to answer. I would have thought
he would at least pass it on to one of the flunkies, but not so. I hope
you have better results and enjoyment from your 7000.
Mine is a 5888, 128 Ram, 27HD, w/Athlon 700. GOOD LUCK.

sea69
12-15-2000, 11:05 PM
Sounds like u and I could start a Web-Site advising people on how to do all the things to a compaq pc to MAKE it work correctly
I eliminated all the excess/ duplicate drivers, and their keyboard items, as well as 'Power Mgnm',
I have also found something just today that eliminates the having to reboot to re-up on sys resources. ( I am not aware if that info can be posted here)btw mines an Athlon as well.....(
Originally posted by Travlur:
I have my 5888 purring like a kitten now. I eliminated everything that
pertained to Compaq (their software additions w/W98) and disabled their
so-called "Power Management" function. Disabled their keyboard functions
and disabled all start-up settings. I removed the "McAfee" virus software
that came installed w/computer. I do have a hang problem if I try to shut
off power overnite, and start up the next morning. I just don't shut it off
anymore but do use restart when my performance drops below 80%.
I* would never buy another "COMPAQ" product, because they do not stand
behind their warranty statements. I wrote a letter to "Bo McBee" the
Vice President responsible for Quality assurance and Customer Satisfaction
a month ago and he never had the decency to answer. I would have thought
he would at least pass it on to one of the flunkies, but not so. I hope
you have better results and enjoyment from your 7000.
Mine is a 5888, 128 Ram, 27HD, w/Athlon 700. GOOD LUCK.

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lol...so I cant spell...

[This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 12-15-2000).]

Chuck
01-10-2001, 01:55 AM
Travlur: I would suggest that you keep some virus checker. McAfee, Norton, Innoculate, or a free download. The viruses are rampant right now. My Norton has caught two different ones and one twice in the past month. You indicate that you are an illiterate senior in the computer world, welcome to the join the rest of us. I wonder if you have any computer clubs in your area. I am fortunate to have two and belong to both. One is a group of 35 to 40 members and we meet twice a month and the other is crowding 1100 members (Rogue Area Senior Assistance League) and we meet each Tuesday. The second has classes at the local community college with the members being instructors.


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