Dr Birbals: do you get this problem only
in the case of audio CDs only or is it an every time phenomenon. If this
problem is specific to audio CDs, then you must first check your sound
card drivers and the compatibility of the player you are using to play
audio CDs. Regarding configuration of Yahoo! Account in the outlook
express, the procedure is simple. If this is your first account in
outlook express, then on starting outlook express it will automatically
start configuring an e-mail account for you, which could be your Yahoo!
account also. However, if you are using outlook express already and
would like to set another account i.e. Yahoo! Then you should add
identity and start configuring the account as normally you would do by
the following simple steps. However, when you are asked to enter the POP
address, then use pop.mail.yahoo.com. In case of SMTP address, please
use the address smtp.mail.yahoo.com. Enter the user name, which would be
the first part of your yahoo e-mail ID. Then complete the rest of the
step and this will finish the configuration.
I have assembled
computer with Celeron 333MHz, Yamaha sound card, 32MB RAM and 4.3GB hard
disk. I am using window’98 as OS. My problem is that whenever I make a
call to the USA, the voice from the other side comes but my voice
doesn’t go. What is the reason and how to solve the problem? My vendor
advised me to add another sound card to solve the problem. Is it right?
Guide me which card suitable for the same. I used Yahoo! Messenger for
making a call.
Dr Birbals: in
your case there is a good possibility that you are using a half-duplex
sound card in your system. In the half-duplex sound card, the sound
travels in only one channel, which means that if you are speaking then
the sound of other person could not be transmitted, unless you stop
speaking. However, in case of full-duplex sound cards, the sound travels
in both channels, thus facilitating proper two-way communication.
Therefore you must check, if your sound card is half-duplex, then you
may need another full-duplex sound card, otherwise you do not need new
I have p3 (550
MHz) 810 motherboard, assembled computer. My PC speaker 480 w of dolphin
makes a noise when I play a song, movie or any other program requiring
sound output whether I play song in winamp, media player or anywhere.
since you have not mentioned what kind of noise you are getting, so it
is difficult to pinpoint your problem. However, generally the problem of
noise is associated with the some kind of short-circuit or loose
connection. So get your PC checked for any such problem. Also please
check the earthing of your electricity connection, as improper earthing
could also result in some kind of noise with other problem in your PC.
I am having p3
550MHz Intel processor with 810 Vinton motherboard, 20GB HDD, 52xCDD,
Motorola 56 KBPS modems with WIN ME as operating system. Recently I
installed win 2000 professional but can’t be able to install the driver
of modem. I tried installing the driver from the original Motorola CD
but got the message “your driver may get clash with win 2000 version
because the driver is not having digital signatures.” Please guide me
what should I do to install the driver of the modem.
digital signature an encryption and decryption process allowing both the
positive identification of the author of an electronic message (who
wrote the message) and verification of integrity of the message. Since
this is a modem security measure, thus it has become a standard in
modern operating system like windows 2000. There for you require
drivers, which are compatible with windows 2000. There could be a
possibility that the driver you are trying to install is not for windows
2000. Therefore in order to solve this problem, you should install the
version specific to Windows NT or windows 2000. However as far as
Motorola internal modems are connected, windows 2000 automatically
detects it and install the correct version of driver from its database
and thus it does not require you to install the driver manually. Thus,
in light of this fact, it is better to let the windows 2000 detect the
correct driver and install the same.
I want to know
that what do satellites in a PC speaker system do.
Do they act as
tweeters or just normal speakers so that the sound comes from all around
I have a creative
sound blaster live sound card, it has support for satellites so I want
to buy jetway artis speakers (with 4 satellite and sub-woofer
included).will the satellite create Dolby surround sound or will they
just sound as four speakers placed at the vertices of the room?
Is a 33.6kbps
external modem slower than a 56kbps internal modem?
Does having more
RAM in your graphic card, mean better performance?
Dr. Birbals: basically, satellite nothing to do with PC speakers; it’s
only the satellite speakers, which are related to PC’s. The satellite
speakers are magnetically shielded speakers, which are meant for use
with video monitors. It delivers powerful audio playback from multiple
piece system, normally three pieces. The use of this technology brings
about dramatic improvement normal speakers that come bundled with your
PC. They do not act as tweeters, however, but has its own technology
to improve the sound quality. It is not just limited to Dolby surround
sound, because it features are much advanced. Regarding your query for
modems. It is a matter of fact that the 56kbps modems are faster than
the 33.6kbps modems. It is irrespective of the fact whether it is an
external modems or internal modem. However at places, where the
downloading speed is very slow, the difference between 56kbps modem
and 33.6 modem will not be much. Regarding your query related to
higher video memory, it is indeed true that the higher video memory
means better performance.
am using internet connection from the VSNL. My problem is that while I
am online, the telephone automatically gets disconnected and I have to
redial. Again after few minutes of being online, I am disconnected. I
have got two phone lines. This problem is with one phone line while no
such problem occurs with other phone line. Win’98 is my OS and my
computer is p2 with 333MHz.
Dr. Birbals: it
is clearly evident from your mail that the problem in your case lies in
your telephone line rather than your computer hardware. You must get
your telephone line checked for any kind of phone joints, cuts, and
improper extensions. Normally, it is happens because of these factors
only. However, if you are satisfied of these factors, then you may opt
to change the line of your telephone right from the nearest DOT point to
your PC. I am sure these things will help you in getting this problem
corrected. However, in order to avoid too frequent disconnection, you
may also add the string S10=50 in the advanced option in your modem
configuration. But, this in itself will not be able to solve your
problem, if there is a defect in your telephone line.
I have Celeron
533with 1-0GB hard disk and 64 MB RAM. I have windows ME operating
system. I have a problem that when I want to connect to the net, my
system hangs. Please tell me how I can solve this problem.
Dr. Birbals: the
problem of system hanging could be due to several reasons; please write
back at what stage of connection dose your system hangs. Whether it
hanging on dialing, or it hangs while hard shaking with the ISP server
or at the time of logging on to the windows. This information would be
essential to answer your question correctly.
I want to know
how to get m Yahoo! Mail in my outlook express. I entered pop.mail,
yahoo.com as many incoming server and smtp.mail.Yahoo.com as my outgoing
server. When I press send and receive I get “outgoing mail failed.” For
incoming it asks me my password. I entered it correctly 3 times yet
could not get the mail.
while entering the pop and SMTP server please take care that it is enter
correctly and there are no space in it. In the setting of outlook
express, you can save your password, which will save you from the
botheration of entering your password again and will also not return
this error. However, in case of sending mail through outlook express
using Yahoo! Services; it sometime gives this problem, which is specific
to Yahoo services only.
I have p3
computer. I have a problem while working on net. Whenever I try to open
any site, mantra online opens as a default. Please tell me why does it
open as a default and how can I get of rid on it
Dr. Birbals: this
is actually not a problem and can be corrected easily by some simple
changes in your browser settings. If you are using internet explorer,
then simply open the internet explorer and check on the tool menu. Now
click on the internet options and in the home page address box, either
choose site of your choice or choose about blank. This will help you get
rid of this problem. Similarly in case you are using Netscape
communicator, then to change the default page, click on edit menu and
then click preferences. In homepage location box, either enter the site
address of your choice or leave it blank. This simple measure will help
you get red of your problem.
I use my computer
mostly for audio-CAD work, which is precise; precious I store the whole
data on my hard disk. Other members of the family also use the same
computer. From the safety point of view, I want to have some reliable
backup arrangement that can be updated for additional work from time to
time. At present there are about 2500 files that I want to store in the
back-up also. Floppy disk are of low capacity, CD drive requires
CD-writer and is expensive. So kindly advise suitable mode for backup.
these days the hard disks normally have a large capacity so the easiest
solution is to dedicate a specific partition of your hard disk for
backing up your files. You can protect them with password and can even
hide it so that it is not accessible to anybody. The second solution
could be Zip drive, where you can keep your data in large capacity
floppies and can even carry them with you. This option is a bit
expensive, as you will have to additionally buy external Zip drive.
However, the option of CD-writer is the best as you can store a large
amount of data on your CD. Besides that the data on a CD is safest.
I have a p3, 667
MHz (based 100 MHz SD RAM) with 64 RAM on HP pavilion. My operating
system is windowa’98 SE on 10.2 GB ultra DMA ATA 66 hard drive (about
7GB free space). I have an internet connection from the BSNL. I face a
problem--- the system sometime freezes and then neither keyboard nor
mouse work. I have to turn the power off. Please guide me whether
increasing RAM to 128 will solve my problem?
Dr. Birbals: you
must run scandisk first in thorough mode in order to check any problems
in your hard disk. if the scan disk does not work properly in windows,
then you must run it in DOS mode. If there is any problem, then scan
disk will report about it. Moreover, you must also check the result for
any bad sector in your hard disk as this could be one of the reasons for
your problem. However, if everything is reported fine by scan disk, then
the needle of suspicion would go to motherboard of your computer. This
you will have to get checked from your hardware vendor. Your problem has
nothing to do with increasing the RAM and thus increasing it to 128 MB
will not actually solve your problem.
I have p3 500MHz
processor, 64 MB RAM, win’98 SE internal modem (Motorola SM56PCI
speakerphone). Usually when I try to connect to the internet, I get an
error 678 showing the message “dialup network was unable to complete the
connection. Double click the connect icon to connect again” and after
sometime I am able to connect. Somebody told me that this problem is due
to internal modem and if I use an external modem, I may be able to
connect the very first time. You have mentioned some techniques to
improve the modem. I tried to check my phone line using HyperTerminal,
but when I selected direct to com x in “connect to windows”, I did not
get the com x properties. I got a blank window instead. When I enter the
said terms (ATZ, AT&FDT ISP’s number) it dials using tone dialing that I
don’t have. So please tell me what to do with my internal modem to avoid
that error and also how I can check my telephone line using
Dr. Birbals: this
is very common confusion in the minds of many persons that the internal
modems are not efficient and gives error. However this is not correct.
Though undoubtedly external modems are better in terms of overall
performance and ease of use yet the internal modems give identical
result as far as the net speed is concerned. Whether it is internal
modem or external modem, what is more important is chip set of the
modem. If the internal modem good chipset like Rockwell, then there is
no problem in it. The problem mentioned by you is not linked to the
internet modem and there could be many reasons for such kind of error.
Now the technique you are talking about is to check the line conditions
and not the modem. So it will really not help you in analysng your
modem. However for a precise solution to your problem, please write in
detail including the message you get.
Whenever I start
my computer I get message: “NO ISDN devices were found. Please install
an ISDN device and run the configuration wizard”. I neither had ever
installed nor wish to install ISDN device. Kindly advise how to get rid
on this message to avoid clicking “OK” ach time.
although for solving your problem information about your operating
system and system configuration is necessary. However, it appears that
while configuration your internet connection, you had opted for ISDN
connection. I think of because of this reason you get the warning for
ISDN device. As a solution of this problem either remove the ISDN
connection wizard or reconfigure your dial-up networking.
I have windows ME
installed on my computer. I want to configure my outlook express to get
my mail from my account on rediff.com but I don’t know how to configure.
Please tell me what to write in the incoming mail server and the
outgoing mail server fields.
rediff mail is a web-based e-mail services, so its pop and SMTP server
names are not available. However, for configuring an e-mail account in
your e-mail client, the information about these two servers is quite
essential. So, practically it is difficult to configure rediff mail
account in outlook express.
I have problem
with playing the VCDs. It hangs the system, then it play for 4 to 5
seconds and hang again. The HDD and CD ROM drive’s LED glows
continuously with full light when it hangs. All other CDs (program and
audio) run well. I tried everything I know. I have installed right
drivers for the device. My system is p200 MMX, 32 MB RAM, cirrus 5446
VGA with 2MB RAM, creative CD ROM drive and OS is win’95.
Dr. Birbals: this
problem is normally occurs in case of low memory. So in order to get rid
of this problem you need to increase your memory if possible a better
VGA card with higher VRAM. Moreover, you also need to increase the size
of the panging file size. Also you should keep a good space on your hard
disk free. So the first thing you should try to do is free up some hard
disk space. As a rule of thumb you should always keep at least 10
percent of your hard disk capacity always free, though higher is better.
If this solves your problem, its well and good, else you would be
required to increase the memory.