new acer laptop and virgin wireless,....problems..

  bigdavey 22:53 12 Jun 08
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hi
great site. got a new acer aspire 5920, got the virgin router for wireless web, got the 8mb broadband.

problem 1. the spec says this has a 120gb hdd, the computer says it has two drives, totalling 97.2gb hdd space. one drive called c, the other called d :acer.

problem 2. the wireless lan is fast and great but about every 15 mins it cuts out, and so i am rushing to send this email before i lose everything, so very annoying. the internet stops for just a second but everything you were doing is gone!!!

any suggestions you great people? i have faith.

thanks

dave

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:04 13 Jun 08

1. 97G OK its the difference between the way manufacturers and windows count In Gigs
Manufactures 1G = 1000 windows = 1024 so windows reports less.

d acer will probably be your recovery partition (do not mess with in any way).

2. Check in device manager wireless card - proerties - power settings - untick "Allow the computer to switch off..."

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