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Tasks and programs that are necessary for proper computer upkeep including Scandisk and Defrag
A good way to try may be to reboot the machine in safe mode (shut down, re-start and press F8 key repeatedly until you get an options menu up) if the machine will let you log in that way, then run your antivirus and see if it clears it. It may help to download STINGER from McAffee (search for it in …
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It is a program that restarts your computer. It sounds like you may have a corrupted program on your computer that is causing the problem. This happens for many reasons . It happens most often during reloading of programs and may have happened at the factory. No way of knowing for sure.I would sugge…
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Your computer must trust it for some reason maybe you or someone in your family has pressed trust all the time or maybe your computer trusts it. It used to be due to hp printer software back in 2005-6.
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Use the Task Manager to shut down anything running that is associated with this program. Do a search to find out all you can about the program and the names of associated files. Use the "Keep Dumb Upload uninstaller" to remove the program. If it did not come with one, use the Add & Remove Progra…
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Answer I've tried the other 'cures' below without success, or else being asked to purchase software! (wonder is this a conspiracy between hp and pcfix software companies???) Anyway, I have just removed the calling program hphmon06.exe and voila! no more message.... Answer This appears to be a…
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1. Download and run firefox to protect your computer from future spyware attacks and pop ups which are coming in through internet explorer (Trojan downloaders, win32). Browser attacks aren't easy to spot because they piggyback on legitimate traffic that doesn't exhibit many obvious warning signs. …
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All Windows versions have the same function. From the Start button, select menu/programs/accessories/system tools/system information, then click on the tools menu and select system configuration utility. When the program opens, you'll see an advanced button on the bottom right corner. Press it. Ma…
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Usually a PC locks up due to hardware or software conflicts. You can tell if it's a hardware conflict if the lock ups occur while using the same combination of equipment (e.g. printing while downloading something off the web). This was more common in older systems - but I haven't experienced this pr…
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There are many other things factor into the lagging of performance. Registry errors are one possible cause. Fragmentation is another. When data is fragmented on a disc can affect how your system can find and use it. How many different programs are active and running at any given time, if a disc is f…
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Moved Files One reason may be because files were moved and your computer needs to be restarted cause the computer was reading the files and they all of a sudden moved.  Physical Faults One possible reason for this is that your hard disk is developing physical faults. Sometimes these faults ma…
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Several things may cause such a problem to occur. If you're using Windows XP, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information on possible causes and solutions for such a problem: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311806 Additionally, check out the below web page link for mor…
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One option is to remove the hard drive from the old machine and change the jumper setting (these are small pins on the back of the drive with a small clip that makes a connection between 2 pins- there are usually 3 basic settings marked "M- for master, "S"- for slave & "CS"- for cable select) to…
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Your monitor is probably alright. If it was going bad, you would most likely start to see a constant black stripe on the top or sides. Some monitors naturally flicker some when playing videos, such as certain Acer flat-screen monitors. It could be a sign that you are using the wrong refresh rate o…
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While some of the entries below may work, most are simply too complicated for the average user and many are overkill. If it is spontaneously rebooting at relatively regular intervals it is MORE than likely a cooling problem. If no hardware has been changed inside the case since before it started doi…
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A common cause for shutdowns is the CPU overheating. Check the fan to make sure it isn't spinning slow or seized, and that there is no dust in the heat sink. You can also check that the heat sink compound (the paste between the fan and heatsink) hasn't broken down. Or your power supply could be go…
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Anything that interrupts the computer's defragmenting process will cause it to start over again. This means any program that is running in the background that accesses the disk while defrag is running will do it. The best way to deal with this is to start your computer in Safe Mode, stop all your s…
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Electronic chips move electrons through microscopic channels. The more calculations per second, the faster the electrons have to move. A great deal of heat results from all this electron flow, and if not cooled, this heat literally cooks the memory and processor chips, melting the chip-cases and bur…
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When running in safe mode you may find that the computer stops this is in fact a mistake. A normal bootup takes 3 to 4 mins depending on the computer the same computer in safe mode may take 15 to 20 min to boot. This is due to the drivers being loaded and unloaded and the log file being written with…
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A format will erase EVERYTHING, so if you have an external hard drive, backup everything in there. It will also erase your operating system as well. If you reformat, your computer won't have an OS to boot from. If your computer is manufactured one like DELL/Compaq/HP/Gateway, your computer may hav…
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Provided that the air inside the computer case is hotter than the temperature in the room, then basically: yes, the hot air from inside the case is replaced by cooler air from the room. However the fan only moves around the air it doesn't change the air temperature so make sure you have some good AC…
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You are using a program that requires a version of windows later than Windows XP Service Pack 1. Visit the Microsoft website and get the latest service pack for Windows XP or, if you are using Windows 2000 or earlier, you will need to purchase a copy of Windows XP or later.
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Type sysedit in Run and click ok Next delete all the lines from autoexec.bat and config.sys if exist and load= run= must be empty in win.ini next check your schedule task if you find any schedule there delete them. if this doesn't resolve your problem Launch system configuration utility by typing ms…
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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 …
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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 you to us…
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Click behind them. If that doesn't work, then you can't.
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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.
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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 0x0000000…
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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 render pages sl…
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My sound got removed on mine so I searched for Realtek on Google and downloaded it from a random site and it worked.
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Short answer: Check fuse, power supply, and make sure both the monitor and the PC are plugged in. It is possible that either your graphics card is dead or not inserted properly. However, it could also be the CPU or even the motherboard. Longer answer: When you press power button of your PC, see if t…
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Answer It Really Depends If It Made A Funny Noise It Should Just Be The Fan's Going But What Was The Noise - Otherwise Take It To A Computer Dude And Get It Checked Out Other Wise Just Go And Buy A New Hard Drive And Give It To The Computer Dude And They Will Put It In For You For About NZ = $120…
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If you have an operating system on a disk such as Windows, just place it into the drive and boot up your system. When it asks to format your hard drive, select "yes". This will remove all files on your hard drive and put the new operating system files onto your hard drive. If you don't have an oper…
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The reason why you have to delete the cache in the computer because it takes up to much space on your hard drive and it also slows down your computer. The way you can do this with window XP is to go into the Internet Explorer and select tools, you will see a selection where it says Internet Options,…
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The only ways to expand the physical memory (RAM) in a PC is to add more RAM to augment the existing RAM, or to replace the existing RAM with larger chips. All chips must be of the same type and speed, but needn't be the same size (although it's better if they are).Note that the motherboard may impo…
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There might be too many programs opened at the same time or there may not be enough memory in your computer. Or it could be due to viruses, spyware, bad memory, bad drivers, or bad CPU opcodes. If your PC hangs a lot, here are some things to check. 1. Try different memory. If you change memory or …
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Try using another HDD (hard disk drive). If that HD boots-up, your OS (Operating System) may be corrupted. Try reinstalling your OS. Sometimes, the motherboard may cause the corruption. If you open your computer and has lots of dust, try vacuuming it! The accumulated dust hinders the data transport …
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google (performance parts for 49cc engine)  turning in the mixture screw will cause a lean burning condition that can severely damage your engine!if your scooter has a restrictor washer on the variator you can remove it to gain a higher gear and gain some speed, some scooters have a restrictor…
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Answer go to scootdawg.com forum, there is a great deal of info from other riders on what works and what dont work on increasing speed. do your homework before you start buying performance parts. go to https://www.pmtuning.co.uk/index2.htm you will find performance parts here, and you can ensure…
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With 0 experience and no certs, I started at $12/hr, and within a year got bumped 25% to $15/hr. Health paid, too.
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5 Ways to Stop Your Computer From Crashing Unfortunately, marked improvements in computer reliability have not eliminated the fact that computers do still on occasion "freeze" or "hang." Or even worse, "crash". However, you can take measures to minimise if not eliminate PC crashes and freeze ups. H…
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When Your computer starts up put in safe mode and then go to computer properties and delete it If you take off your startup programs, it may help. On windows XP go to the start button, run and type in msconfig. At the top of the window there are tabs choose the tab that says start-up. Uncheck everyt…
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Win Fixer is a piece of malware which pretends to be a diagnostic tool. The makers of Win Fixer claim "WinFixer 2006 detects and repairs corrupted files, removes useless data, cleans up clogged Windows registry and fixes hard drive errors. This useful utility helps you maintain an error-free PC and …
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I have just had a CD explode and jammed my CD drive open when it ejected. In order to close it I followed these steps: 1. Remove drive and then cover (this will usually make the warranty void). 2. Check that all the gears are not jammed (you may be able to move the tray a little and see the gears …
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Create a workgroup in TCP/IPIf you log in through the server, then the workgroup is set up on the server and each computer joins via the "system properties/join a domain" buttons. If you do not log in through the server then just create a workgroup through the same process as above. The switch might…
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Answer You have a problem. In my experience I have come to notice similarities between programs. One of those is that a malware detection just doesn't show up out of the blue if it is legitimate. So you have either adware or spyware in your system. So I am going to give you a link that will a…
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Put simply - it's the breaking up of a file into pieces so it can be saved to disk. When you save a file, Windows simply looks for the first available free-space on the disk. It then saves the file - whether it will fit or not. If the file fits the free-space - end of story. If the free-space gets…
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Did you put everything back the way it was before, including the disabled adapter? And did you try and force the RAM into place before realizing it did not fit?
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Computer restarting automatically usually means that there is a hardware error or possibly a virus, if you usually back up your documents, the easiest way is to just reinstall windows and the restore everything from its backup location. If you do not back up your files, then you should learn how to …
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Answer Somehow a shortcut to that folder may have been placed in your start menu. To check, go to Start - Programs - Startup. If a shortcut is there, you can right-click on it and delete it. That will delete the shortcut from the startup menu, it won't affect the folder itself. Also, it could …
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The uninstaller should do that for you, but you can use Regedit that comes with Windows to search for the entries. Many think that your computer can be faster if you clean the registry. You can try Tuneup360. It is not free, but it will give a free license if you agree to do a customer survey. The…
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Do a Defrag. Go to START, PROGRAMS, ASSESSORIES, SYSTEM TOOLS, then do a system cleanup, then defrag. Clean up any unused programs on your PC. Go to Control Panel, ADD/Remove Programs and remove anything (kid games, etc) you know you don't use for sure. If you're not sure, don't do it. Kim Komand…
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Cookies basically contain personal information. A potential intruder can easily access your personal information like passwords from cookies. So it is recommended that you delete them often. Advertisers often look at your cookies to see your shopping habits, and if you are creeped out by seeing tail…
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If you mean by a "general advantage", then they provide lots of advantages. Such as banking, (social) networking, research, paying bills, organizing files, preserving old documents, gaming, etc...
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A resume for a maintenance position would be similar to one for other positions. Be sure to include: Experience: how many years have you been in the maintenance field School: Have you gone to a technical school? college? etc. etc. Training: What kind of training do you have? Are you certified on …
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it depends on what's broken. If the screens broke you need a new screen. Etc.
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There is a problem with the operating system, or with data stored on the hard drive. If the machine is running Windows 98, right click on the icon for the hard drive, and open the 'Tools' menu. Select 'Error checking' and proceed. If the computer is running Windows XP, go to the control panel, selec…
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Computer Technician Salary (United States) A Computer Technician earns an average wage of $15.25 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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Answer Assuming it ran OK before it sat, maybe the gas has gone bad. If there's a lot of gas left you could put some octane boost in it or just run it out. -new- If you can get it running but it won't stay running, there are a few ideas. 1. Check the Alternator. Just had an issue with my 92 bo…
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You can't really say that it's bad, but on the other hand (depending on a fan quality, age, etc...) the fan can sometimes magically break so processor doesn't get cooled as it's supposed to and it overheats, so the computer crashes, or simply shows you a msg saying that temperature is too high..., b…
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Check out the following link. http://www.bablotech.com/2008/11/12/how-to-disable-automatic-system-restart-on-crash/ Answer If you are using Windows, then you can't stop it. Because errors that require restarting your computer are "Critical errors". In other words, the system cannot keep runnin…
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Defragmenting the hard drive if it is very fragmented can often speed up your computer. So can fixing registry problems. You can disable features and services you are not using. For instance, if you are not big into visual effects, you can disable most of them to get more performance. If you are not…
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In a laptop it is to much hasstle and you might as well get a better laptop. In a desktop you can put a nw graphics card into a free pci card and you will need to install any software that came with it. Once that is done you should have better graphics. I you need some guidence type the question int…
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If you don't have one in a computer, it won't do anything.It wont work at all cause CPU is memory in a computer
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yes  No.The important point is that your body is at the same potential as the workpiece, and that is assured by having the work on the table mat and yourself connected to the table mat too. If that is true, a floor mat serves no useful purpose.
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Got to My Computer>Local Drive C:>Windows folder>Inf Folder. Find SR.INF, right click on it, and select Install. This should repair the System restore. Alternatively You can run from command console or from batch file this line: %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSec…
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It depends on the manufacturer of your computer, i.e. I have a Dell all of the drivers for my system are in the folder C:\ Dell\ this would not be the case obviously for a Sony or Toshiba etc but I think you can get the idea. You may have to show hidden files and folders to see the folder from your …
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Data travels in the form of packets. Packets consist of header, payload and trailer. The header contains information about source, destination, length, port etc. information with packet. The payload is the actual information travelling with packet. The trailer tells whether this packet has a suc…
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<It depends on where you want to work. Small Companies $30,000-$35,000 a year Medium Companies $45,000-$50,000 Large Companies $60,000+ You will need a certification which aren't cheap. One of the test you will need to take is $300 alone. It does how ever pay itself back. You can eventually sta…
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Remove the side of the cartridge - this was indicated to me on the diagram that came with the new toner. There was one little clip which I had to push in in order to get the side off, and I had to pry the side off slowly with a flathead. Remove the toner plug - the toner plug was under the side …
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You can speed up your computer in a number of ways. For instance you can clean your Windows registry through an efficient Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer such as Reginout. Similarly you can uninstall unwanted softwares and disable unused programs. Keeping a shorter list of startup programs helps t…
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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 compute…
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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.
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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 touc…
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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 is writt…
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Charles Babbage (26 December 1791 - 18 October 1871) is considered as the father of computers. Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs. Charles Babbage was considered to be the father of computing after his invention and conce…
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Answer Ok, it doesn't take Einstein to realise that ROM cannot be updated. So if you want the ability to upgrade an operating system, it can't be on ROM. Also consider disk costs v memory costs. Again, you do not need to be a Nobel Prize winner to figure it out.
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I had the same problem on my 2001 corvette coupe. It was a pinched wire that was causing an elctrical problem. It was all labor to have it fixed. I think it cost me about $300FM: canonjohnr - lay under front of car, locate front sway bar. Large elec conduit parallels sway bar. two lines go to fans a…
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How much it costs to repair a computer in a 1995 Cadillac Eldorado depends on several factors. As of 2014, it can cost upwards of 500 dollars.
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5 ways to help you speed up your computer 1. Repair your Windows Registry 2. Remove Spyware or Adware from your computer 3. Scan for and remove a computer virus 4. Increase the expandable memory on your computer 5. Remove any large unwanted files, unused applications or other items that are tak…
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Adding an additional hard drive The steps of adding an additional hard drive to your computer follows a basic principal known as the master and the slave. Since this is your first time you will have to be very patient and follow these basic rules. Weather you realize it or not this question is …
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i have lost touch with myself as a post graduate in English.my frustration surfaces whenever i go for it.
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Sounds like its either your LCD or Video card. If you still have warranty send it back immediatly for a fix or a complete exchange, if not, then try to diagnose if its actually the LCD or video card, and purchase replacement part.
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Your computer crashes frequently with the error: "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close" The error may coincide with an interruption in internet activity like disabling the wireless connection or unplugging the LAN Cable. The error may also coincide w…
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Answer ink you need a chip resetter to rifill these cartriges The ink cartridges used in Epson's Stylus line of printers are very similar to the ones used in its other printers. A handful of cartridges--like the S020034, S020047 or S020049--may require a slightly different refilling technique,…
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There are many ways to help you speed up your computer. You first need to do some basic clean up measures. Before you do each step, you can set a Restore Point, in case there are problems. Move ANY large files in My Documents to an External Back up Drive. Drives are very cheap now for large sizes. R…
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there can be many causes for that depending on cause the fixing has many ways.example :-if you get this message last when you accessed some file in the directory which might be corrupted then open MS-DOS and see the files in the directory ... delete the file that's got corrupted and restart the comp…
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Safe Mode is a good way to get the computer running so you can try and figure out why it won't boot up in normal mode. To boot your computer into safe mode do the following. When you turn the computer on start tapping F8 on the keyboard maybe once per second until you see the Safe Mode screen. http…
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The only safe and legal way you can get a free computer is if the computer you did buy no longer works due to a manufacturing fault. The manufacturer will decide if that is the case
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well I wouldn't know because I currently don't have a job now.
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There are two major reasons for slow computer start up: 1. There are too many programs running on the startup list. That means: too many programs automatically start when you start up your computer, so it takes long to start your computer. 2. Slowdown of the overall system performance. This can be…
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Expensive http://most-expensive.net/computer-world For a more common off the shelf computer, try a full Apple Macbook Pro, comes in at $1,199. The most expensive Macbook Pro is $2,499. Mac ProPart Number: Z0EM Two 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core) 32GB (8 x 4GB) Mac Pro RAID Card 300GB 15,…
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Because your computer is an investment, one which you should expect a decent return on. For instance, if you purchased a new Desktop or Notebook in the range of $500 to $750, then you must have thought that the benefit of the computer out weighed the great cost. You must have expected that computer…
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this varies some from printer model to printer model. see the instructions for your specific printer.
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Use the Group Policy Editor as follows: Press WinKey+R to open the Run dialogue. Type: gpedit.msc Click OK. Select User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System. Double-click the Prevent Access To Registry Editing Tools setting. Set it to Enabled. Click OK.
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Answer Because it lets you know how much space is left, and it let's your computer store information more efficiently. Defragmenting regularly also helps prevent your computer's performance from degrading. Over time, as files are added, modified and deleted from your disk, individual files can …
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