First let me say I am not upset, I'm not trying to bad mouth any manufacturer(s)
I bought my Dell XPS 420 Intel 2Duo Core E6850 3.0GHz, 500 GB HD, Vista Home Premium, SB Xtreme, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Pro 650 Theater, 3GB RAM, 2 DVD Rom's, IEEE1394, 19 in 1 media reader so I could watch and record TV; create graphics, play games, listen to music, work with photos and go online when I wanted to. Well, that isn't happening just yet.
I feel like I'm a "tester" or something for computer problems
Probably didn't say that right, sorry.
I think my problem is that I remember when I got my first computer an IBM. I plugged it in and if something went wrong the technician came out and fixed it. That IBM lasted a long time with very few issues. My next computer was a Compaq. Had one small glitch, tech came out replaced the part and after many years I got rid of (it was far too slow) I write this because I know there was a time where I didn't have to spend many hours trying to solve issues or search for answers online. There indeed was a time when one could hook up the computer and go on their way.
Yes, I have been frustrated with this computer (purchased January 2008) because I have been fighting against having to find my own solutions, or I talk to a tech and he's out on the internet searching for the answer to my problem(s) while he has me on the phone. So, I think it's time to stop fighting it and learn more about
Okay. I have many many questions but I won't bombard everyone today
and hopefully I can find some answers from all of the wonderful people here.
I've went into the Event Viewer and clicked on system to see what it was all about. There are some such as :
RED EXCLAMATION MARK The RoxMediaDB9 service is marked as an interactive service. However, the system is configured to not allow interactive services. This service may not function properly. Same error for Trend Micro Proxy Service.
WARNING: Windows Servicing identified that package KB936330(Service Pak) is not applicable for this system.
RED EXCLAMATION MARK Error The follwoing boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: OMCI
WARNING WLAN AutoConfig service has successfully stopped.
WARNING An error was detected on device\Device\CDRom1 during a paging operation (4/11/2008)
How important are these errors? What if anything should be done? Is the event viewer used to help troubleshoot problems? Are these logs used to tell what is really going on with the system?
Thank you for any/all help/suggestions.