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#1 Jus' Mom

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:17 AM

I was given an old Sony PCV70 that otherwise was going to be thrown out. The green activity lights continuously flashes and the floppy drive light stays on. I'm not sure what the flashing green light is telling me, any help? As for the floppy, I've tried a different floppy ribbon and switched the direction of the ribbon...(trying one end then the other in the floppy, mobo). Help with the steady floppy light? Thank you.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:57 AM

You may have a memory module that needs replacing or reseating.
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 10:54 PM

:thumbsup: Thank you for the info.!

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:52 PM

If by "green activity light," you mean the hard drive light, it might be that the computer does not have sufficient memory and it is constantly using swap files on the hard drive instead of system memory. Adding memory is a good way to solve the problem. Go to Start -> Run and type:

msinfo32

. . . and hit enter. A window should open that will display information on your computer, such as how much physical memory you have and how much virtual memory you're using. How much memory you need depends on what you're running. But those older computers didn't have so many background memory hogs like firewalls, antivirus and antispyware programs running in the background.

I like to have at least 256 mb RAM on older computers, though they'll run on far less.




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