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Windows 7: 3 Headed Problem

21 May 2014   #1
thegeezerrr

win 7 and vista
 
 
3 Headed Problem

hi guys, i have 2 small problems i wonder if u could help me with. firstly the laptop i have is a sony vaio vgn-fj3m .when i got it it had XP on it, i then stuck vista on , no problem, then i put win 7 on and i have a few glitches. 1) the cd drive is not showing up at all, not in the device manager. i have checked that its activated in the bios start up. ive done the upper , lower filters jobbie with the registry and ive tried drivers but nothing. i also tried another cd drive with no results and finally i tried extracting a driver from the vista disc which worked for the wireless set up. thats the first one. 2) i have bought some more ram. i read i can only upgrade up to 2G so i got to sticks of ram. when i click on SYSTEM in control panel why does it say its only using one and a half GiG not two GiG ?. the laptop is about 7 years old and still has life in it but these probs are a pain.
many thanks for your help in advance...TG


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21 May 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd guess the RAM showing only as 1.5 is due to the rest being reserved for hardware--probably the video card.

Post a screenshot of the memory tab of Resource Monitor, available through the Task Manager.
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22 May 2014   #3
thegeezerrr

win 7 and vista
 
 

hi there. many thanks for the info regarding the Resource Monitor to view the memory. you were right it is tied up with memory. nice one my friend. i will delete this question and raise the others..cheers
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