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Setup And Maintenance For A Compaq Presario V5000

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#1 krillanr


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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:27 PM

I scanned most of the site for answers but didn't find what i wanted to know so I'm here to ask what I should do to to maintain my computer as extensively as possible, I'm not new to computers but I don't know about the more advanced things like symbols and such, I just want to take care of my laptop, any instructions and especially a to-do list would help greatly. Perhaps a site that explains what I want to know exists, and one for how to use the command prompt feature?

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 07:46 PM

Hi krillanr,

I don't know if this is exactly what you want, but the following page contains links for manuals about your computer (e.g., meaning of symbols etched onto the case/keys of your laptop).

"Compaq Presario V5101US Notebook PC: Manuals":


That page contains links for several manuals, including: "Compaq Presario V5000 Notebook PC - User Guide" and "Compaq Presario V5000 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide".


For the Command Window:

"The Windows XP Command Line, Batch Files, and Scripting":


"Command-line reference A-Z":


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Posted 07 August 2007 - 07:57 PM

The basics care and feeding of your computer is simple, keep your fire wall, anti virus, anti spyware, and other protections up to date and run scans on a regular basis. Defrag your hard drive at least once a month. Depending on your level of dust and pet fur clean the inside of your computer so that there aren't any dust bunnies or accumulated dust on the heat sink of your CPU or the intake area for circulation.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:30 AM

Keeping your computer working at optimum performance levels is really a matter of common sense. Keep Windows updated, keep your anti-malware applications current and use them, keep your computer's hard drive as lean as possible and defrag at regular intervals, keep the area around the case clean and cool.
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Posted 11 August 2007 - 12:11 PM

Thank yall very much.

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 01:51 PM

Just to spell it out, here's a short list of "must have" programs that will help protect and repair your PC. Everyone has a different opinion about the specific brands of these types of programs. I lean very heavily towards freeware. The quality of some frewware utilities like these are amazing. My personal picks are the first in each list.

An anti-virus. Install only one - multiple installed programs can do very bad things. These will also scan all the incoming email messages automatically. Avast will not insert an advertizing blurb in each email like AVG does.
Avast! http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
AVG http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/

A good firewall. Anything is better than the built-in XP firewall ! Install only one.
ZoneAlarm http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=3...25560d26c0fb124
Comodo http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

An always-running utility that will detect when any program attempts to install an app that will be run automatically when your PC boots. This utility will show a pop-up that asks you if you want to allow that program to add itself to the system startup list. Very useful to prevent unneeded "bloatware" and malware trying to install itself without your approval.
Mike Lin's StartupMonitor http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml
RegCleaner http://www.worldstart.com/weekly-download/...-cleaner4.3.htm

Malware/adware installation blockers (both may be installed)
SpywareBlaster (*not* "Spyware Blaster") http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/downloads.html
SpywareGuard http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/downloads.html

Useful optional utilities to help maintain a fast, lean system. These must be run manually.

Startup Inspector http://www.windowsstartup.com/download.php
MS AutoRuns http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/AutoRuns.mspx
RegCleaner http://www.worldstart.com/weekly-download/...-cleaner4.3.htm
CCleaner http://ccleaner.com/

Malware detection. May not be able to disinfect. Must be run manually.
Ad-Aware SE Personal http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
Spybot Search&Destroy Spybot Search & Destroy This is a dangerous program and requires in-depth knowlege for repair

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