User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Computer help pls

  1. #1
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default Computer help pls

    Got a bit of a problem with my laptop. When going online instead of the pics coming up I get a little red cross. All text is ok and some pics work but the rest dont. Any help much appreciated.

  2. #2
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    What browser you using? Also, have you tried a different browser?

  3. #3
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Aol, will give firefox a try.

  4. #4
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Ah, the AOL browser is s**t and can be a bu**er at times. Not displaying images properly or not accessing things properly. Definitely stick with Firefox instead of the AOL one. I'm sure you''ll find your 'missing' images appear again in Firefox.

  5. #5
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Pics seem to working better but everything is running super slow, this is why I stopped using firefox

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    N.Wales
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    i'm very suprised you are running slow in firefox - it's one of the fastest browsers around.
    try Opera instead if you don't like firefox.
    i personally wouldn't say it's as good, but it's still better than AOL and IE.

  7. #7
    Regular Member RSV_Ecosse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Falkirk, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Try connecting to the internet without using the AOL software, then use either Microsoft IE or Firefox to browse and see if that helps.

    It's quite easy to set up a connection to connect to the net without using the AOL software, usually speeds things up quite a bit, here's my guide on how to do it:-

    Go to Start>>Control Panel>>Network and Internet Connections>>Network Connections

    Click on Create a new connection



    Disregard the connection already present ( circled in red ), thats the one I've got in there already, you wont have one there yet.

    The New Connection box pops up:-



    Select "Connect to the Internet":-


  8. #8
    Regular Member RSV_Ecosse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Falkirk, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Choose "Set up my connection manually":-



    Select "Connect using a broadband connection that requires a username and password":-



    Enter a name for the ISP, doesn't matter what, just something to identify it as the AOL connection:-



    Enter your username and password:-



    This MUST be your master screen name and correct AOL password, exactly as it as you enter it within the AOL software. Also, UNTICK the boxes below the boxes for the username and password.

  9. #9
    Regular Member RSV_Ecosse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Falkirk, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    You should then get this screen:-



    Tick "Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop" and then click "Finish".

    Upon clicking the desktop shortcut, you should get this screen:-



    Click connect and thats you online.

    Make sure your username and password are exactly as they are as if you were entering them into the AOL screens. I believe they are also "case sensitive".

    This certainly works for those on an ADSL modem ( I've just tried it again, hence the "AOL Broadband2" name, I've now got two working connections on my desktop, it may be different if you are using a router, I'm not sure.

    However, as per router setup, your username and password need to be typed in small letters and your password needs to be 8 characters or less. You also need to add @aol.com on your username.

    If your password is more than 8 characters it will come back with a username/password error, so, if it is more than 8 characters, sign into the AOL software and change your password to 8 characters or less.

    EXAMPLE:

    USERNAME: myself@aol.com
    PASSWORD: myhome5


    I've been with AOL for years now, never had much bother with them, despite the bad press they cop. The Tech help is awful, I just dont bother with them tbh. The service however, is pretty good, from my own experiance at least.

    I'm on the 8Mb service now, after taking part in the trials for it, and speeds are fantastic. Bittorent speeds are also excellent. No worries there.

  10. #10
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Wow, that reply took some work. Top man, will give it ago a weekend, cheers

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Computer help
    By marc vectra sri in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 9th May 2012, 07:28
  2. Computer Help Please
    By spennny in forum The 'Off Topic' room
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23rd December 2010, 10:23
  3. anyone added trip computer/board computer?
    By Craig1985 in forum Vectra C / Signum Troubleshooting
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 24th August 2008, 02:33
  4. help with computer?
    By EURO G in forum The 'Off Topic' room
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 24th February 2008, 17:20
  5. computer help
    By ed taylor in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12th June 2006, 19:35

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •