Mini ITX
http://www.mini-itx.com/


Free Video Convertor
http://convertilla.com/


Crucial for memory upgrades
http://www.crucial.com/uk/


Belarc adviser - builds a detailed profile of your system
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html


Find drivers:-

http://www.devicedoctor.com/

http://download.cnet.com/windows/drivers/

http://driverpacks.net/downloads

http://www.driveridentifier.com/

http://www.drivereasy.com

http://www.iobit.com/driver-booster.php


Motherboard Search:-

http://motherboards.mbarron.net/

http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/index.ht ml

http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/oem/hp/m anual/

http://www.elhvb.com/index.html


Motherboard Manuals:-

http://www.givemefil e.net/smanuals/allbrands/mainboards.html

http://www.motherboard.cz/mb/as us/cusl2-c.htm

http://www.motherboard.cz/driver/mb driver.htm

http://en.wikipedi a.org/wiki/List_of_PC_hardware_manufacturers


Partition Tools:-

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/

http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

http://www.minitool.ca/index.html

http://www.lsoft.net/free.aspx

http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

http://www.disk-partition.com/

http://www.partitionlogic.org.uk/

 

Set up external monitor only:-
Settings
System
Display
Multiple Display
Show only on '2'

To rotate screen display to portrait
Stay on same page, scroll up to large '1 & 2'
Click on display '2'
Scroll down to 'Display orientation'
Change to portrait

 

 


If your computer (XP) is running slow, then here are just a few tips to help:-

Check Disk.  My Computer - highlight 'C' drive - right click - properties - tools - error checking - check now – tick:- 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'- start (runs through four phases) When finished tick 'Automatically fix file system errors' - start - says you cannot run this - system needs to restart.

Add/Remove. Start - control panel - add/remove

Disc cleanup. Start - all programs - accessories - system tools - disk cleanup - tick various boxes - ok - yes

Remove restore points. Start - all programs - accessories - system tools - disk cleanup (runs straight away, wait until finished) - more options - system restore - clean up

Back up (or delete) files to external hard drive etc

Update everything (if not already set to automatic updates)

Run virus programs

Defrag. Start - all programs - accessories - system tools - disk defragmenter - highlight drive - defragment

If all else fails, fit new hard drive