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Be The Expert, Win $50… Again

[ This article concerns a paid campaign currently running on the site. ]

By David Ponce

Well, you guys actually participated last week and we picked “marmota” as the $50 winner! He was chosen randomly from the entries that actually helped us draft coherent answers. You can find those here, here and here.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, we’re giving $50 away each week, drawn from the pool of readers who help us answer some user-submitted, PC-related questions as part of the Laptop Experts campaign currently running on the site. We’re doing it again this week. $50, paid through Paypal.

So yeah, some PC users are frustrated (surprised?). This is your chance to help and maybe make a buck. The first question is below, the rest after the jump.

    Trying to reload a M45-S169 laptop hard drive. Bios sees hard drive but windows/restore cd doesn’t using the original restore disk. I put harddrive in another computer and I can see it format it, delete partitions, pretty much any thing, but the original restore cd doesn’t see it. Any suggestions?

    I plugged my toshiba satellite to the cable modem but it does not work.
    Something went wrong with my Compaq presario v4000. (Maybe a virus has done something). I managed to get programmes up and running etc, but I cannot get onto my wireless broadband or wired (message IDP_sockets_init_failed) and my antivirus AVAST will not work (message reads Basic init library failed), also firewall has gone and I am unable to put it back on. I think everything else is ok. Please can anyone help?
    Regarding the asus eee 2G: I have started to work with it for 1/2 an hour, and after I read the instructions that I should fully charge the battery before the first use? Is it really bad?

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