Posted 26 June 2006 - 06:02 PM
Alright, so, just to begin, here are my specs:
HP pavillion a305w
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, version 2002, service pack 1
hmmmm... ok, this brings my attention suddenly to another question, but for now, I got 248MB RAM.
Intel Celeron 2.70 GHz
Ok, so first problem. I finally got the internet setup up in my apartment (about 6-7 hours of work total) and then got the wireless router to work (another 2-3 hours). But, after all of that, I still can't quite use the internet! So basically, I got a Wireless USB Adapter for my desktop. Normally, it works fine. That is, until I decide to plug in my External Hard Drive. If I do that, I lose internet. If my hard drive is already plugged in and then I plug the USB Wireless Adapter in, the computer doesn't even recognize the USB device and says there's a malfunction. Its not the USB ports. I've tried them all, in all combinations, not to mention my keyboard, mouse, and technically the external hard drive all work, just not the wireless adapter when the hard drive is plugged in. Also, I don't think its the adapter. That's what I thought at first, and just returned the one I had for a different one. The first one was a linksys, and now the one I got is a netgear. Two different adapters, two different companies, same problem. This leads me to believe it may be a configuration problem or a software problem with the computer itself, but I have no idea how to fix it. If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate the help.
Second question: I know this computer came with 512 MB of RAM. Why does it only report 248 MB?