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Computer Maintenance

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Tasks and programs that are necessary for proper computer upkeep including Scandisk and Defrag
The first discs that were made for computers were made from a thin material that bent easily. These were referred to as floppy disc then a smaller disc with a hard plastic cover was brought out to replace this which was originally meant to be referred to as a hard disc, however at around the same...
Causes for Computer Hang-Ups . 1. If an older program suddenly stops working properly after you install a new program, try reinstalling the older program, which may have had some of its files overwritten by the new one.. 2. If your computer crashes after you install a new program, when both it and...
It depends on what the problem is. Please explain what type of  problem you are facing if you want more specific and direct  information. Below are the steps for resolving PC problems that are  only annoying or have workarounds and which still allow some use of  the affected computer and allow...
Click Start and Open the Control Panel2. Go to System and Maintenance, Click on System.3. Select Advanced System Settings and choose Advance tab.4. Under Startup and Recovery, click on Settings.5. Under System failure uncheck Automatically restart.Another cause for random reboots is that the...
if there are some boot files missing such as boot.ini or any other important files that the PC needs to boot. Or a bad hard drive that has a boot sector missing or corruption would stop a PC from booting. Or if your computer has a virus.
p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }  I think there are  two branches of computer engineering technology:   Hardware and Software    Hardware : Focusing on making a computer itself and make sure it  can run (Basically work on everything you see or can touch) They  need to know...
bios jumpers 1,2 are closed normal boot bios jumpers 2,3 are closed it rests power-on password and the supervisor password on reboot the only time to have all jumpers open is when you need to recover from a bad bios flash or you messed up your bios badly rests on reboot to know how to set jumpers...
most people use their last names, pets, favorite food, etc. but it is not reccommended to do this because its easier for people to get in your computer and access your files.
usually, the main error is when the friction-feed-roller gets dusty/dirty and is unable to grip the paper to feed through the printer. this can be cleaned by rubbing the wheel with your finger when it stops feeding.Or getting a foreign object stuck in the feed area and blocking the paper's path.
The only watch like battery on the motherboard. Its silver colored and sits in a liitle Pod
you need to see how much RAM your computer can hold, then what type for example DDR, DDR1 or DDR2, and what version for example pc3200 and then find some RAM and install it. be sure to wear an anti- static wrist strap to prevent any damage to the RAM.
Yes, any pictures, videos, or soundtracks are kept in a different folder and must be deleted separately.
Answer . All COMPONANTS have been checked and or changed. It has to be in the motherboard, possibly an issue with the PCI/ISA slot.
The ribbon tab in Microsoft Office products currently displayed is  called active tab.
CompTIA has created and tests candidates for the A+ certification.
whenever I want to shut down my ACER computer, using WINDOWS, it  wants me to wait till it has downloaded UPDATE 1 OF 1. WHY ? ?  ? 
CMOS is an on-board, battery powered semiconductor chip inside  computers that stores information and is also used as image sensors  (CMOS sensor)
to store the boot code and other important data
You can try resetting your CMOS to the defaults; otherwise I would lean towards a bad device. If resetting the CMOS doesn't fix it, try installing the device in another slot, and if that doesn't work, don't use the device.
The north bridge controls pci, pci express, agp, and other cards, and south bridge controls the drives and onboard devices.
yes on mac but I don't know about windows but you should be able  to!   send me this again if you operate on windows!
The main components for a PC are CPURAMMotherboardGraphics CardNetwork Card (WIFI and/or LAN)Storage (Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Floppy Drives, Memory sticks)Display Device (LCD or CRT monitor)Input Devices (Mouse & Keyboard)Case & Power supply.Any extra peripherals or components. The cost...
1) Which of the following is an advantage of using a peer -  to - peer network over using client/server network?   a. A peer - to - peer network provides greater security.   b. A peer - to - peer network easy to manage.   c. A peer - to - peer network is easier to set up.   d. A peer -...
Every mobile phone is different.
Unless your OS is being run from off the CD or you are actively transferring data to or from the CD ROM, it should not affect the computer's speed. A CD ROM doesn't have a direct bearing on a computer's speed, but a slow CD ROM drive would limit the speed of data being transferred from it or...
It depends on the operating system you are using and the exactsystem tools that are available. Chkdsk and Scandisk are two suchprograms. For instance, if you are at a system (or MS-DOS) prompt, then youcan type: Chkdsk c: /f The C: is your drive letter. If you want to check a differentdrive, then...
I need to know what operating system you have - iether windows or  oxs
There are two main types of monitors - TN and IPS.   There are also different sizes and aspect ratios of monitors too.    TN displays - what most monitors are. These types of  monitors usually have poorer colour rendition and poorer viewing  angles that IPS monitors, but they can have much...
This questions is far to general. you will need to post something more specific, such as "my laptop has got power, but does not turn on" or whatever the problem may be.
Many things will cause a PC not to boot. Here are some of the most common reasons: Completely dead PC 1. The PC is not getting proper power. 2. The power supply in the PC is defective. 3. There may be a loose cord or plug somewhere. 4. The motherboard is defective. 5. The memory is...
When talking about computers there is no such thing as absolute security (not counting software or solutions with that name)No anti-virus software will catch 100% of viruses 100% of the time.No firewall hardware or software is uncrackable.Everything you do on your computer can be traced given the...
you can get your laptop repaired at the service center of the company you bought laptop from.You can also give it to local technicians but they may damage it more if not done properly.
Click behind them. If that doesn't work, then you can't.
Yes, to the main area of dust. I also suggest using an unused paintbrush instead of blowing.
The first home computer was the Apple computer manufactured under  Steve Jobs at Apple Computer, Inc. in 1977. The Apple computer used  magnetic cassettes and floppy diskettes for data storage.
You can buy the paste at electronic stores like RadioShack or bestbuy or even walmart or even better yet order it online.i guess it all depends on your budget. if you buy it online you will most likely spend about $10.
You correct the problem You gather symptoms You isolate the problem
The laser lens is a piece of glass above the laser to help it focus on the media (CD/DVD), just like the lens in a pair of glasses help our eyes focus on whatever we are looking at.
on the Windows platform only, it is easier to refer to a storage partition as a letter than /dev/sda1/.linux and possibly Apple(c) computers use /dev/sda1/ because it is the raw code, C:\\ is converted.This is all I know. Microsoft(c) windows operating systems are written totally different.    ...
Yes.Defragmentation is, as it says on the tin, a defragmentor. what it does is organises the files on your hard-disk. think of it as a set of cards. you place put the most recently used card on top, and after a while, the cards become un-organised, so it takes a lot longer to find the ace of spades....
during the boot process depending on the motherboard you can press the delete key or the f2 key you only need to press it once but if pressing it multiple times makes you feel better you can do that too. if your operating system begins to load you didn't press the key early enough
known as cache, it is embedded in the CPU on all modern chips (CPU's). the CPU RAM, or Cache, is a small amount (less than 50Kb) of very high speed ram.L1 and L2 cache is embedded in new CPU's so that the CPU can work out multiple parts of code, so that less fetch-process-verify-send procedures are...
No.check that the AC Power lead is plugged in and turned on. if the AC power lead is plugged in and turned on and still the battery is discharging, check that the AC power lead is working. this can be done with a multimeter. if the lead is faulty, replacements can be found. check the input power...
there should be a label on the bottom of the notebook.an example is from my acer laptop:Acer Aspire One seriesmodel: ZG5
PC133 Ram and PC333 ram are generally incompatible. PC133 RAM is SDR Ram where as PC333 is DDR RAM. Some motherboards support using either SDR or DDR but this is not usual. PC133 will not fit in the same slot as PC333.
I don't know,I don't have that operating system!
there are many ways you can take to overcome a slow computer. Butplease note first why your computer can be slow. Whether it's afactor of hardware or of software installed on your computer. Nowwe assume it comes from software, it means quite simple way. 1. Uninstall any programs you do not use 2....
Use the device manager. Right-click on the device in the device manager that you wish to uninstall, and select "Uninstall". To get to the device manager (the quick way), right-click on "My Computer", and go to Manage, then click on Device Manager.
Feel free to edit and improve this answer; I needed an answer myself, and found the question but no answer to date, and so am giving it a whirl:   When I hear "Java" I'm thinking of a JRE or Java Runtime Environment. (It's not the same as JavaScript, however, which our present question does not...
The symptoms of a failing motherboard and a failing processor canbe similar. In either case, the system may seem completely dead. Orit may lock up at random. Sometimes random lockups mean bad memoryor that the BIOS needs upgraded. At other times, the motherboard orCPU is the cause. Sometimes the...
nobody can claim he invented the ups . it is a combination of theory or studies from different individual that leads to the production of ups or portion of a circuit taken adopted from an existing circuit to form a part of ups circuitry  
First impression suggest that there is a fault with the graphics card. If you have a spare card replace it and try turning the computer on.If the problem persists try removing the CPU and see if you get post beeps (you must have a internal speaker connected to the motherboard).
It is employed to hold temporarily the right hand instruction from a word in memory.. For example, The IAS machine's basic unit of information was a 40-bit, so that two instructions could be stored in each 40-bit memory location. Each instruction consisted of an 8-bit {operation code} and a 12-bit...
Check first RAM of your computer seated,try another RAM.If still  their is problem then check graphic card of your system.If your  issue till not solve then check Mother board and processor.
The LCD screen is made up of two sheets of polarizing material with a layer of liquid crystals sandwiched in between. When a charge is passed through this film, the crystal alignment changes and becomes opaque to light emitted from behind or reflected light. This is the technique used for image...
John Vincent Atanasoff (ataˈnasɔf) (October 4, 1903 - June 15, 1995) was the inventor of the computer. See "Atanasoff, Forgotten Father of the Computer" (1988) by Clark R. Mollenhoff.
An ISP Helpdesk Technician should start documentation as soon as they have answered the call and confirmed who you are.
A slightly damp cloth, dampened with water will be fine. Do not spray any chemicals, or even water directly on the notebook or the screen.
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the motherboard is a double side one, and you must open the n10 and  unmount the motherboard, because the memory are on the rear side
most of the time it is the power suply
Type your answer here... Charles Babbage
it seems to interfere with internet explorer so it needs to refresh all the time.i finally got rid of it by starting in safe mode and deletin everything in c:\\programdata\\xerox\\ using good old dos
Intel is the processor and itel management engine manages your processors input/output
Most likely the battery failed, even so it shows that there is something left. If the battery is working properly, you have problem with switching circuit which is responsible for power source (battery or power adapter). If second happened you will have to send it to Dell to fix.
Sun download manager is a small java application that makes  downloading large files and packages easy.Resumable downloads are  their in SDM.It is free of charge also.
There are several ways to store DVDs on your computer. By far the easiest is to copy the files from the DVD into a folder on your hard disk. If it is a video DVD you will usually see "audio_ts" and "video_ts" folders. Copy these into a separate folder. Data DVDs will be several files and folders. ...
Most hard drives have a hard metal case to protect the disk(s) within, so they could endure a small drop or two. But yes, they are sensitive to physical damage.
If you got this while your screen turned blue and the computer restarted, then it could mean a problem with your computer hardware. I would start by checking your ram with memtest. Also if you are running an overclock, remove it and run at stock settings. There are 3 step to repair memory...
Yes, this should have no affect on its performance.  
that is the only way to charge the computer is to plug it in but if you mean while it is on yes you can still charge the lap top while it is on.
Depending on the model of computer, there are many different ways of doing this..However on a Dell computer it is very rare that you will need to use a screwdriver to open the outer casing, look on the dell website for the service manual.
It is likely due to faults in your service provider's network.
Without knowing which program or system generated the error it is  impossible to say. The error code is just a number. Many programs  and systems may produce the exact same error code but its actual  meaning is specific to the program or system that generated it.
You likely answered this yourself - heat = melting, so your system isn't being cooled down enough. Your computer should have shut down long before that to prevent damage and safety measures.
== Answer ==   As your computer disk is used for holding information, individual pieces of files are spread across the disk, leaving unused segments. Sometimes, when the operating system attempts to write new data, there is insufficient space in the segment that was selected and part of the file...
hold shift and hit the number 2
This is where the user maintains the computer without it being on the systems scheduled list of things to do. EG. Checking all the components are in working order
Yes you can. It will actually make your PC run faster.    Assuming you mean your browser's cache, then you can certainly  delete (or clean) it without hurting anything. However, the browser  cache is there to speed up the displaying of pages, so after you  clean is out, your browser will...
If you mean safety during computer maintenance, here are some precautions to take. 1. Make sure everything is unplugged from the power and telephone service before servicing it. That is to protect both the technician and the computer components. 2. Use an antistatic mat and/or wrist strap while...