Showing posts with label Computer tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Computer tips. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

7 Cool Things You Want to Know About iOS 7

iOS 7 is now available for all iDevices users. A majority of people focused on checking out the changes that tool place (and that were boasted about by Apple on their conferences). You should, however, take also a look at smaller improvements that Tim Cook's company implemented to make life easier for fruit lovers.
How to calibrate your laptop battery?
A laptop working on a battery displays information regarding the remaining working time in the system tray. Depending on the circumstances this value may be more or less accurate. To obtain the most precise information possible you should calibrate the battery every once in a while. 
How to disable or remove your YouTube recommendations?
More than 100 hours of video materials is added to YouTube every minute. It would be impossible to keep in touch with all the channels you like and videos you might enjoy watching on your own, that is why recommendations have been added to YouTube. They display movies that are supposingly matching your interests. However, this option does not always work the way it should, and recommendations become completely detached from the reality. What should you do then?
How to deal with issues in Windows 7 Service Pack 1?
Although quite a while has passed since Microsoft released the Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 many users still may have problems with installing it. This is especially troublesome if you have formatted your hard drive and you want to install a fresh (update-free) copy of the operating system from your system recovery partition. 
How to install unsigned (a.k.a. unofficial) drivers in Windows 8?
Windows 8 requires all the drivers that you install to use various PC components to be digitally signed by the author of the software. This is supposed to make you install only the official drivers that will certainly cause no harm to your computer. However, this is not always what you may want, and sooner or later you will have to bypass this security measure.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Defragmenting your hard disk

Another option is defragmenting your hard disk, which gathers dispersed and lost space in order for it to be used by the computer again.
  • 1. Go to your "Start" menu and list all programs
  • 2. In the "Accessories" option, select "System Tools"
  • 3. Choose "Disk Defragmenter" from the list
  • 4. To start the process, click the "Defragment" button.

How to delete temporary files

  • 1. Open "My Computer" and select your local drive (it is usually labeled as :\C)
  • 2. Select the "Windows" folder and locate the folder labeled "Temp"
  • 3. Use your mouse to right-click on the folder (not the contents) and in the "View" options, choose "Details"
  • 4. Select all the files that are older than the current date and press the delete key.
  • 5. When done, go to the Recycle Bin on your desktop and choose "Empty Recycle Bin"

You can also choose to delete the Temporary Internet Files that have accumulated on your system.
  • 1. Go to your "Start" button and open "Control Panel"
  • 2. Select "Internet Options" and in the section labeled "Temporary Internet Files" press "Delete Cookies" and "Delete Files" options.
  • 3. You can also delete your history by clicking the option "Clear History"
  • 4. When done, press "Apply" and "OK"

When you have finished removing the Temporary Files, please reboot your computer.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Very Common PC Problems And Their Solutions

Current Status - Always adding more to the list as allowed. Last Update: 9/8/07, 19:24 Basil Time.

This guide was written with the assumption that most of you use desktops. If you use a laptop, skip every step that says "Open up the case" or anything like that. HOWEVER, if the solution is related to RAM, just open up the slot that contains your RAM.
Basic instructions for using the guide.
- Each possible solution for any problem starts with a ? . When you reach the next ? test out whether the last solution fixed your problem.
- Before going on with each Reformat solution, post in the Tech Support thread and see what everyone else there has to say.
Table of Contents
Use Ctrl+F to find the section, or Command+F for Mac users. These problems have been sorted from what I find most common to least common. I'll add more if you guys request anything.
- My computer is freaking slow. - My computer keeps showing the Blue Screen of Death. - My computer won't turn on. - My computer turns on, but there is nothing showing up on my monitor. - Pop-ups appear while the computer is running. - No sound is coming out from my computer. - Boot-up takes a long time. More to be added later
My computer is freaking slow.

? Your system might be too old / is not powerful enough for the OS. Firstly, look at your system specs - they play a huge part in performance. Here's a list on what's necessary for minimum lag for the listed common OS's, estimated as so from my tests and from what other people said.
Vista: Preferably a single or dual core running at a speed at 1.83 GHz or more, 1 GB of RAM, 100 GB hard drive, 128 MB of dedicated graphics memory. (If you have integrated graphics, get 1.5 GB of RAM or more to dedicate system RAM to the graphics and the rest for programs.)
XP: Single or dual core running at 1.2 GHz or more, 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB hard drive, 64 MB of dedicated graphics memory. (If you have integrated graphics, you'll need around 768 MB or more of RAM to dedicate system RAM to the graphics and the rest for programs.)
If your computer doesn't achieve these stats it's highly likely your PC will be suspect to more lag, so if you can, fix it up, or downgrade to an older OS.
? Run Disk Defragmenter. Go to Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter. In Vista, search for "Defrag" or anything like that. Then analyze the startup disk (C drive) and if the analysis says to defrag, defrag. If not, then don't and move on to the next solution.
? Disable startup entries or any running programs that might be draining RAM. Download a trusty startup manager for your computer - you can use the built-in one if you like, but it's much more complicated and hard to understand, and you can accidentally disable something important. Anyways, check around places like tucows or cnet's I know for a fact that TuneUp Utilities has a startup manager but the program isn't free.
? Delete some programs. Low hard disk space can slow down a computer badly. Delete programs and files you don't need until you have at least 15% hard drive space remaining. If you have lots of hard disk space, then move on to the other solutions.
? Scan for spyware/viruses. Those usually cause the OS and programs to slow down. Quarantine anything you find, and tracking cookies are alright to delete.
? Run a disk check. Go to Start, then Run, and type down Chkdsk. Check all boxes that appear and when it prompts to reboot, click Yes. Then wait for the check to finish.
? Send it to your manufacturer and have them check it out. (For those who bought their own PC's only) If your computer is still under warranty then call up the PC manufacturer and have them check it out. If they send it back and say there's nothing wrong...
? Replace the hard drive/RAM sticks. (For those who built their own PC's only. You're gonna have to invest a crapload for this. You might have corrupt RAM/hard drive, and that's probably why it's so slow. Otherwise...
? Use a Windows Recovery Disk - free with most computers you buy. Just follow the directions in that disk. If you don't have one / lost one / built your own computer...
? Post the problem in the Tech Support thread and don't forget to note that you've already followed the solutions in this guide.
? Reformat. Back up all necessary files like passwords and whatnot, then get a Windows Installation disk and your CD key and reformat. For more info on reformatting, check this for more info. If it's still slow...
? Corrupt installation CD - get another one. The CD you used might have lost a few files, and that's why Borrow from a friend, neighbor, family, or you'll have to buy another one, and trust me, those prices are high for most of us, who are teens. Then try reformatting. If it's STILL slow...
? Get a new computer. Your computer was crap. Or it was too old. It's time you upgraded to a newer one.
My computer keeps showing the Blue Screen of Death.
? Your system might be too old / is not powerful enough for the OS. Check the first problem for more information.
? Free up hard disk space. Delete programs you don't need and old files you don't need. Low disk space can cause more crashes due to a shortage of space for virtual memory and other vital Windows files.
? Run Disk Defragmenter. Analyze the C drive first, and if you don't need to defrag, then skip over to the next step. If you do need to defrag, then simply defrag.
? Check what the BSOD says. If the problem looks like a
? Check the RAM sticks. RAM is one of the most common causes for blue screens. Open up your computer case and check if the RAM sticks are inserted correctly. They should be fitted in perfectly and the clips should be locked in place. Otherwise, try reconnecting them. For most motherboards, push down the clips and the modules will pop up. Then push down the sticks into their appropriate slots, and the clips should clip in place.
? Post the problem in the Tech Support thread and don't forget to note that you've already followed the solutions in this guide. I believe Mindstormer is good at analyzing BSOD's as well.
? Use recovery CD/reformat.
My computer won't turn on.
? Can you hear sounds and/or do lights turn on? If they do, go to the next problem. If not, continue to the next step.
? Check the power cables. First, check to see that all cables are connected well, especially the video and the power cords. Try reconnecting them too.
? Check to see if any power fuses in your home are broken or if the plug is powered. Fuses control most of the power in a typical home. Make sure they're not broken before proceeding. If they're fine, then check that all the power swtiches in the room your computer is connected in are on. Some switches control plugs as well in some homes. If you're connected to a surge protector (those long devices where they have more plugs you can plug into) check whether the switch is set to the ON setting, or if any lights on it appear. Otherwise, move on.
? Check the power supply. Try to see whether the power supply fan starts to spin. If not, you most likely have a power supply problem. Try to replace it. If it still doesn't work, go on.
? You burnt out your BIOS, you enthusiastic overclocking freak. Reset it. The BIOS might not be working - most likely a cause of overclocking instability. Rub your hands over metal to discharge any static so you don't kill your hardware, unplug all external cables, and open up your PC case. Look for the CMOS battery, which is a small, circular, and silver battery near the CMOS jumpers. It?s best that you look over a motherboard manual to find the CMOS jumpers. There are 2 methods to resetting - set the jumpers to another position for 30 seconds, or taking out the battery. Be careful around the jumpers, since they?re easy to lose, and if you lose them, you?re screwed. For example, on my motherboard, the jumpers are set on 1-2, and there are pins in the order of 1-2-3. Remember that the position of your jumper now is the default. Place the jumper into the order of 2-3, wait 30 seconds, and move it back to 1-2. If jumpers aren?t avaliable, refer to the CMOS battery. Unplug it for approximately 5 minutes, than plug it back in. Then set up the default settings, such as dates and stuff.
? Send it to the PC manufacturer.
? A tiny plug that connects the motherboard to the power switch is loose. (ADVANCED USERS + COMPUTER BUILDERS ONLY.) If there is no small plug loose, move on to the next step. Open up the case and try to find a tiny plug where the power switch is near that spells out "Power Switch" or "Power" or anything like that. Ignore "POWER LED" or anything that indicates light. Then on the motherboard, try to find some text next to the pins that say "POWER" or "POWER SWITCH" then plug it in. Then try again. If there isn't any text, test out each pin. If nothing works, move on.
? Post the problem in the Tech Support thread and don't forget to note that you've already followed the solutions in this guide.
? Replace the computer.
[header]My computer turns on, but there is nothing showing up on my monitor.
? Check all video and power cables and reconnect them.
? Test out the monitor with another computer. If another computer is available near you, test it out with the monitor. If nothing shows up there too, replace the monitor. Be sure you know how to dispose of monitors, as you could be charged with a federal fine in some cases if you dispose of a monitor the wrong way.
? Check if the video card is plugged in correctly. Open up the case. If you see that it's oddly slanted a bit, then unscrew the screw that holds it down, then reconnect the card.
? Reset the BIOS. Check the above problem for more information.
? Post the problem in the Tech Support thread and don't forget to note that you've already followed the solutions in this guide.
? Send it to your PC manufacturer.
? Replace the computer.
Pop-ups appear while the computer is running.

? Adware infestation. Boot up in Safe Mode, then run a spyware scan and delete all spyware entries that pop up. I've heard that Hitman Pro is a good free program that can detect most spyware with the fact that it has many different antispyware database files in it.
No sound is coming out from my computer.

? Check all cables and reconnect if necessary. Make sure the audio cable is connected to Headphone.
? Check the power of your speakers and make sure it's on.
? Check the volume in Windows, or of the program you're using. Unmute everything except Microphone, and drag everything else up.
? Test out the speakers with another device. Plug it into your iPod, TV, whatever you have. If there's no sound, replace the speakers.
? Check if the audio card driver is even installed. Go to Control Panel, then Sounds and Audio Devices, and if the model of your audio card pops up, the driver is installed. If nothing appears, download and install the driver.
? Enable the Windows Audio service. Go to Control Panel, click Classic View, then go to Administrative Tools, then Services. Look for a Windows Audio service, then enable it. If it asks that all other services related to it should be enabled, enable those too, then re-enable Windows Audio.
? Test out the audio card. Plug it into another computer, install its drivers, and test it out.
? Post the problem in the Tech Support thread and don't forget to note that you've already followed the solutions in this guide.
? Replace the audio card.
Boot-up takes a long time.

? Determine whether this is abnormally long. If it takes 30 seconds to 3 minutes or so, it's just the fact that you're loading up loads of drivers. Keep reading on for just a few more tips. If it's long as in 30 minutes to hours, then it's a sign that the boot file might be corrupt. All I can suggest is: - System Restore - Repair installation - Reformat.
? If it's not abnormally long: I'd recommend you try disabling startup entries.
? Run a program like BootVis. You can find tutorials on how to use it online.
Credits go to Lilxkid24 and Darklord on this

Common Errors in PC & There Solutions

Check all the connections like Monitor Cable, Data cables,RAM, Display Card , CPU connections.

Problem in RAM Connection.

3. THREE BEEPS ( 1 Long 2 Short) 
Problem in Display Card Connection

Problem in BIOS or RAM (Basic Input Output System)

Key Board Problem ( I.e.; Some Key is pressed for Longer time)

Data cable to be connected properly (twisted cable).

Hard Disk cable connected wrongly. Connect rightly seeing the Red mark (Faces power supply) and then Restart.

a. Check main power cord
b. Check S.M.P.S.
c. Check Mother Board connection

Replace 3 Volt battery of Mother Board . Set Original Settings Manually.(Refer CMOS Setup chart)
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Check Power cord of FDD , Data Cables , set CMOS & Finally the Check drive.

a. Check Power Cord
b. Check connection of HDD
c. Check Data cable
d. Check Hard Disk parameters in CMOS or Auto detecting Setting Partitions by Fdisk Command, then format it to set track 0.

a. Check S.M.P.S
b. RAM not functioning properly.
c. Software problem (due to using pirated software)
d. CPU fan not functioning properly.

a. Check Display card connection
b. Virus Problem
c. Video Memory Problem

a. Earthing problem
b. Magnetic waves comes around.

a. Check Earthing
b. Check main power cord.

a. Floppy Drive having different disk (Non-Bootable Disk) OR CMOS Parameters for Hard Disk may not be set properly.
b. Hard Disk Partitions may not be created.
c. Hard Disk may not be formatted.

The System files missing namely Ie; } - User File IO.SYS & MS_DOS.SYS } - Hidden Files. These above three files required for Start up of the system that can be transferred by using SYS C: Command OR While the time of formatting by using Format c:/u/s 

May the file is corrupted OR Infected by Virus OR Some one has Erased it.

a. The type of Hard Disk in CMOS may not be set properly.
b. Operating system used for formatting is not valid

a. May some Directories or Files crash with other files.
b. Use CHKDSK/F or SCANDISK Command to correct it.

a. Unstabilized power supply.
b. Check for Loose Contact.
c. Do not use Y Connectors for Hard Disk.
d. It may create Bad Sector OR Weak Hard Disk.

Check for Bad Sector by using CHKDSK or SCANDISK Command. If found format the Hard Disk and set Partition before that area.(This is the only procedure to use Hard Disk with Bad Sector) OR (To avoid Bad Sectors use Standard Power Supply) 

a. Check Power Connector
b. Check Data Cables
c. Check Jumpers

Operating System where the Hard Disk formatted is not supported with present Mother Board. For Eg: Hard Disk formatted with Pentium System will hide their partitions for 486 System. 

May the above files may be corrupted due to power failure or Virus. Make available above files from other Computer. OR Reinstall Windows 98 Operating System. (This procedure will not make any effect on existing Data). 

This will happen due to sudden ON/OFF of the system. Final solution is to Reinstall Operating System.

a. Configure Display Card properly with their CD.
b. The Standard setting for Windows is set it to 800x600 for better performance.

May the Driver utility is not provided with operating system . Insert Driver CD and install software for the above Device. (Every Device requires driver utility to set active

Common Computer Problems And Their Solutions

Noise is normal for any computer. Some normal startup noises include a fan, the hard drive and maybe the computer's monitor (if it's a CRT), printer and external hard drive (if you have these things), and maybe even a beep.
Noise that can indicate problems with your computer: more than one beep on computer startup (contact your computer`s manufacturer; unless you just changed the computer`s hardware configuration), a loud hard drive (if the hard drive starts making weird noises or is really loud, backup your files and replace the hard drive), and a loud fan (this may indicate that the fan needs cleaning).

My Computer Is Stuck In A Low Resolution
-This may occur when your computer is in Safe Mode and it is normal here.
-If this happens when your computer is running normally and the low resolution won`t go away, it typically means that you have not downloaded and ran the driver for your video card, so it is stuck in Windows default resolution. To get the driver, visit your computer company`s support page and look for the driver there or contact tech support. For example, for an HP laptop, I would go to and look up my computer for the driver I need. Please note: When you install an operating system on your computer, you need to download and install a lot more than just your video card drivers (you also need to download and install the sound drivers, network drivers, CD/DVD/Blu-ray drivers, and other drivers for your computer).
-Some other possible causes for this problem are viruses, a software or hardware conflict within your computer, or video card problems. To try and fix this, scan your computer for viruses, try using system restore (in the fixing your computer article, it explains how to do this), or contact a computer professional. If the problem still persists, you may have a problem with your video card and need to get it replaced.

My Computer Has Tons of Quick Launch Icons And Notification Area Icons
To get rid of the quick launch bar, simply right click on the time on the bottom of the computer screen and select Properties. Go to the Taskbar tab and uncheck the "Show Quick Launch" icon.
To get rid of excessive icons in the notification area, simply right click on the time on the bottom of the computer screen and select Properties. Go to the "Notification Area" tab and click on the "Customize..." link. Click on the "Current Items" an click on their "Behavior" to access the scroll down list and show or hide the icon in the notification area. When you are finished, press "OK" and "OK" again to exit the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" window.

How can I improve Windows XP speed?

There are some tips for improving XP speed. Clean your desktop and delete all unnecessary & unwanted file from your desktop. Run disk clean up to remove unwanted files from your system, Run disk Defragmenter to increase more space for windows to work fast. click start, run, type. "prefetch" and enter. A new window will appear, remove all files shown there. Again click start, run, type "%temp%" and press enter. remove all files shown in the new window. By applying these setting you can increase speed of your computer.  

When I play a song or video movie, system stops

This problem is often caused by sound hardware. When we play a movie then graphics and sound both work at same time. So if any hardware is not functioning well then your system will become hang.

Video movie doesn’t play in normal speed.

It is also because of low speed graphic card. Replace with high speed graphic card, as a result video result will be better.

There is not display on monitor. Beep Found.

When you start your pc, you just hear a beep and there is no display at all. If you hear beep 2 times continuously, it mean there is some problem in your Ram and if you hear beep once after a little gape, it means your display adapter is not working. In case of display card (VGA) you can also check the connectivity of card on your mother board if you are using external card. In case of built-in, use external VGA card.

When I start my pc, a message appears “operating system not found”

At First start your PC and by pressing Dell or F2 enter into system setup and check your hard drive detection. In advance system option check for Primary or secondary drive. If your data cable and power supply connector is connected accurately with hard, then here you will see the capacity of hard drive. In this case you have lost your operating system and so install again windows. 2nd: If you didn’t find any hard drive detection in setup, it mean that cables are not connected with hard drive. Also there could be any physical problem in your hard drive.

During installation of windows xp, setup shows a error “setup can’t copy the files

When you try to install XP windows and during setup at “Kernal Debuger” point you see a error, it mean that there is some problem in your system’s Random Access Memory (RAM). Replace your system’s ram and run setup again.

Computer speed working solutions

There are many reasons for slow speed of computer. At first Increase your RAM (random access memory). In P-4 system 256Mb ram is recommended. Your can increase up to 512 or 1gb for best result.  2nd: Check your hard drive for physical or logical errors or bad sectors. Often Bad sector reduces the speed of computer. 3rd: Check for virus in your computer and also remove unwanted and unnecessary files from your system. These tips will improve the speed of your computer.

Top 10 Most Common Computer Problems

Although most complex computer issues at work can often be solved by the business IT support team, there are many other small, but common, issues that occur on a regular basis on a personal computer. The good news is that many problems with computers have simple solutions, and learning to recognise a problem and fix it yourself will save you a lot of time and money. The following are the top 10 common computer problems that you shouldn’t panic over.

1. The Computer Won’t Start
A computer that suddenly shuts off or has difficulty starting up could have a failing power supply. Check that the computer is plugged into the power point properly and, if that doesn’t work, test the power point with another working device to confirm whether or not there is adequate power.

2. The Screen is Blank
If the computer is on but the screen is blank, there may be an issue with the connection between the computer and the screen. First, check to see if the monitor is plugged into a power point and that the connection between the monitor and computer hard drive is secure. If the problem is on a laptop, then you may need to get a professional to fix it as some of the internal wires may be worn.

3. Abnormally Functioning Operating System or Software
If the operating system or other software is either unresponsive or is acting up, then try restarting your computer and run a virus scan. To avoid having this happen, install reliable anti-virus software.
Although most complex computer issues at work can often be solved by the business IT support team, there are many other small, but common, issues that occur on a regular basis on a personal computer. The good news is that many problems with computers have simple solutions, and learning to recognise a problem and fix it yourself will save you a lot of time and money. The following are the top 10 common computer problems that you shouldn’t panic over.

1. The Computer Won’t Start
A computer that suddenly shuts off or has difficulty starting up could have a failing power supply. Check that the computer is plugged into the power point properly and, if that doesn’t work, test the power point with another working device to confirm whether or not there is adequate power.

2. The Screen is Blank
If the computer is on but the screen is blank, there may be an issue with the connection between the computer and the screen. First, check to see if the monitor is plugged into a power point and that the connection between the monitor and computer hard drive is secure. If the problem is on a laptop, then you may need to get a professional to fix it as some of the internal wires may be worn.

3. Abnormally Functioning Operating System or Software
If the operating system or other software is either unresponsive or is acting up, then try restarting your computer and run a virus scan. To avoid having this happen, install reliable anti-virus software.

4. Windows Won’t Boot
If you are having troubles booting Windows, then you may have to reinstall it with the Windows recovery disk.

5. The Screen is Frozen
When you computer freezes, you may have no other option than to reboot and risk losing any unsaved work. Freezes can be a sign of insufficient ram, registry conflicts, corrupt or missing files, or spyware. Press and hold the power button until the computer turns off, then restart it and get to work cleaning up the system so that it doesn’t freeze again.

6. Computer is Slow
If your computer is slower than normal, you can often fix the problem simply by cleaning the hard disk of unwanted files. You can also install a firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware tools, and schedule regular registry scans. External hard drives are great storage solutions for overtaxed CPU’s, and will help your computer run faster.

7. Strange Noises
A lot of noise coming from your computer is generally a sign of either hardware malfunction or a noisy fan. Hard drives often make noise just before they fail, so you may want to back up information just in case, and fans are very easy to replace.

8. Slow Internet
To improve your Internet browser performance, you need to clear cookies and Internet temporary files frequently. In the Windows search bar, type ‘%temp%’ and hit enter to open the temporary files folder.

9. Overheating
If a computer case lacks a sufficient cooling system, then the computer’s components may start to generate excess heat during operation. To avoid your computer burning itself out, turn it off and let it rest if it’s getting hot. Additionally, you can check the fan to make sure it’s working properly.

10. Dropped Internet Connections
Dropped Internet connections can be very frustrating. Often the problem is simple and may be caused by a bad cable or phone line, which is easy to fix. More serious problems include viruses, a bad network card or modem, or a problem with the driver.

10 most common computer problems and solutions

In my line of work I get many calls about the below common problems and if I was to estimate I would say that at least 25% of them could be solved using the list below to troubleshoot the cause. Not only will this get you up and running quicker with a sense of achievement it will also save you the cost of a  technician coming out and charging you to just change a fuse for example. It could be that a cable has been accidentally pulled out or maybe your dog has chewed it all these things are worth checking before calling someone to take a look.
Just because your computer monitor won’t come on or your mouse won’t work does not mean that you have a virus or you need a new computer the solution could be much simpler. If you don’t find the solution here remember these are only very basic checks that all of us can forget to do before panicking about it been a more severe problem. It is not intended to be an advanced guide to computer problems but hopefully it will help 
Computer will not start
Check all cables are plugged in and switches turned on.
Check monitor is turned on and plugged into the computer.
Change fuse in cable.Check extension if using one.
Try a different known working socket.
Change power lead.
Check no buttons or switches are stuck.
No sound coming from computer
Check that your speakers are on and plugged in
Check that the speaker is connected to the right port (Green to Green)
Check the volume is turned up
Check you don’t have sound muted (icon in taskbar)
Try plugging in ear phones to rule out broken speakers
Monitor screen blank
Check monitor is correctly connected
Check monitor is plugged in and turned on
Check connection to computer is not loose
Computer Boots but wont launch windows
Can you boot into safe mode? (F8 on start-up) if yes the problem is likely to be something software related rather than hardware.
Run malware, virus scans
If you can’t boot into safe mode try booting into your computers repair my computer mode to fix start-up issues
Try using system restore if you can boot to safe mode or recovery to restore to a previous date
Slow internet
Reboot your router and restart your computer (reboot router by unplugging and plugging back in after 5 minutes)
Check for malware and spyware infections.
Check there are no problems with your provider
Check other reasons for slow internet speeds here
Wireless connection dropping
Reboot both the computer and the router
Change the wireless channel
Move the router to a more central location
Extend your network using powerline adapters
Extend your wireless network with a Wireless N Range Extender
If your aerial is removable replace with a TP-Link TL-ANT2405C 2.4GHz 5dbi Indoor Omni-Directional Antenna or similar to increase range.
Mouse wont work or wont work correctly
Ensure mouse is connected correctly to the back of the computer.
If wireless change mouse batteries.
Ensure mouse is being picked up by receiver (likely a red button on bottom of mouse).
Check that receiver has not fallen out of range
Keyboard wont work
Check batteries in Keyboard
Check it is connected properly
Ensure it is being picked up by the receiver (red button on bottom)
No internet connection or Local only
Check all connections to router and that they are correctly plugged in
Check none of the cables are damaged
Restart router and restart computer
Check for red lights on the router (indicates there is a problem with the router)
Check all sockets have an ADSL filter connected
Change ADSL filters
Connect router to master phone socket
Check with service provider that your service is not disrupted
Try another router
Computer running very slow or sluggish
Check that no antivirus scans are running
Close some programs if running multiple programs
Malware and virus check
Low memory
Many more reasons with deeper explanations can be found at – Reasons for your computer running slow

Common Problem of Computer and Complete Solution

Common problems in computer and the solutions.

1. Computer beginning to slow down
* Delete files that are no longer needed
* Defragment your computer
* run anti-virus
* Clean your registry once a month

2. System freezes
* Run anti-virus or
* Update your hardware drive or
* Upgrade your RAM

3. Computer always restarting or rebooting
* Check power supply
* Clean and check your fan

Many problem Many solutions

Here are some solutions to common P.C. problems I have come across in my many years of computer consultancy. Please note I am not liable for any damage you cause to your computer or yourself as a result of reading this page. Items marked have been stolen from this site and items marked have been altered by me from the same site. Items marked are my own originals

*Problem: My computer won't do anything 
Solution: Make sure your computer is turned on, plugged in, and there is no little square thing (called a disk) in the slot (called a drive) in your computer when you turn it on.
*Problem: My computer says I did something "illegal" and "invalid", am I in trouble? Solution: YES! Run for it! The Microsoft Police have been notified and are on their way to your location. Your fate will be worse than death. You only safe course of action is to wipe your hard drive clean and/or leave the country. Play it safe and do both.

*Problem: I got a message saying "Fatal error"  
Solution: Better see a doctor straight away. No, forget the doctor - call an ambulance. Have you made a will?
*Problem: I got a message saying "An error occurred because an error occurred"  
Solution: Well, what do you expect from an Apple Mac?
*Problem: The computer displays "missing operating system"  
Solution: Put it back.
*Problem: I don't understand computer  
Solution: Insufficient I.Q. Error. Please re-type request.
*Problem: My computer won't read the files on my floppy disks.  
Solution: Disks that your kids have played with in the bath tend to be unreadable afterwards. (I'm not joking here, this actually happened - didn't it, GARY HALL?)
*Problem: My computer is doing weird stuff  
Solution: Unless it finds a way of harnessing zero-point energy, discovers the secret of time travel or prints out Kate Moss's telephone number, don't bother me about it.
*Problem: I can't print!  
Solution: Of course not. That's what your printer's for.
*Problem: The printout from my printer is faint  
Solution: Dim your lights, the print will appear darker.
*Problem: My printer will only print in black and white  
Solution: Funny, I've never seen a printer print in white before.
*Problem: I am out of disk space  
Solution: Delete the Windows folder - that'll free up loads of space!
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Solution: Move your chair half an inch to the right.
*Problem: My computer won't play Solitaire  
Solution: Your computer knows best. It's probably smarter than you.
*Problem: My kids/wife/partner won't let me near my P.C.  
Solution: File a restraining order or get a divorce. You know it makes sense.
*Problem: Every time I click on this icon, the computer beeps  
Solution: Don't click on that icon.
*Problem: When I click on this icon, an error message pops up, but disappears before I can read it  
Solution: Take a speed-reading course, then try again.
*Problem: My computer doesn't recognise my mouse  
Solution: Maybe they haven't been properly introduced. Hold the mouse up to the screen (or webcam if you have one) so the computer can see it. Wave it about a bit, and eventually you'll see a message saying "Found New Hardware". Amazing, this Plug-and-Play, isn't it?
*Problem: I can't find my mouse pointer  
Solution: Look around on the floor - maybe it dropped out of your monitor.
*Problem: I can't access the Internet 
Solution: How are you reading this page then?
*Problem: Windows keeps crashing every few minutes  
Solution: Did you know that Microsoft writes the code for autopilot systems in all major airplanes?
*Problem: I've got 8MB of RAM in my 386, but it still won't run Windows XP  
Solution: Put your hand in your pocket, pull out your wallet, then go down to your local computer store and buy a P.C. that was made in the 21st Century.
*Problem: While using Excel, I got a message saying what does that mean?  
Solution: See Problem.
*Problem: Every time I drink, I get a pain in my eye.  

Solution: Take the spoon out of the cup.
*Problem: The spell-checker in Microsoft Word insists on using the U.S. dictionary, and complains about words like "colour", "catalogue" and "liaise".  

Solution: This is all part of Microsoft's plan for World Domination. You can't do anything about it, I'm afraid. Learn to say "aluminum", "cordor" and "feudle" ("Resistance is feudle", said the waryer in the cordor after seeing his horble reflection in the miyr - British Star Trek fans will know exactly what I mean!)
*Problem: In part one of Duke Nukem 3D, there is a sliding panel about ten feet up in the wall behind the door to the lift, but I can't reach it even by standing on the trash can - what do I do?
Solution: Put your joystick down, get out of your chair, open the door (the real one) and go out into the Big Wide World. This one is not a game - or if it is, it's a fiendishly difficult one. It's called "Get a Life", © God Productions Inc.

20 Common Computer Problems and Solutions a Third Grader Can Do

Fix a Problem With Your Computer

Is your computer locking up? Are you getting a weird error message that you can't figure out? Are you having trouble even starting your computer? No matter what kind of problem you're having, big or small, you've come to the right place in your search to find the solution!

It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned computer professional, a fix-it novice, or somewhere in between - these resources will help you get your computer back up and running in no time.

 Common Error Messages
Blue Screen of Death Error
Anyone who regularly uses a computer knows all about error messages. Those of you who are also Windows users probably see more than your fair share of them. As a computer service professional, I see more error messages than anyone should in a lifetime!
Listed below are troubleshooting guides for some of the more common error messages that my readers and clients see on their computers.

 Reverse Damages and Mistakes
Reverse Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes... and Microsoft (and other software makers) know that. No matter if you've made a bad change in the registry or emptied the Recycle Bin after deleting your only copy of a report due the next day, there are ways to "undo" the damage.

Repairing & Reinstalling Windows

Windows 7 Startup GraphicMicrosoft knows that problems happen - which is why it provided tools like Safe Mode, Startup Repair, and Recovery Console. You can see complete walkthroughs below.
Sometimes, however, the only solution to some Windows problems involves a complete reinstallation of the operating system.
Below are step-by-step guides to each kind of installation, complete with images and detailed instructions. These resources make a traditionally complicated procedure easy enough for anyone to take on!

Working Inside Your Computer

Hard Drive
If you've never done it, opening up your computer to service or replace something inside can seem overwhelming. The thought alone sends many people speeding toward the expensive repair shop.
Working inside your computer is much easier than you may believe, especially when you have a little help. These resources will help you get in and out of your computer like an expert!

Testing Hardware & Software

A big part of solving nearly any computer problem is testing, especially when a piece of hardware might be to blame. The last thing you want to do is replace an expensive part when it wasn't the problem to begin with.
Here are several different tests that might come in handy during the troubleshooting of a problem:

Need More Help?

As much as I'd love to believe that I have everything covered already on my site, I don't. But that's OK, because as I work to make that more true, there are several ways you can keep in touch.
Below are links to my forum, my Facebook and Twitter pages, and some other great resources on getting more help with your PC.

Most Common Computer Problems & Solutions

You are working away at your computer when suddenly, up comes an error message or worse, your computer comes to a screeching halt. Deciphering what computer problems you have and how to fix them can be difficult, especially if you don't know as much as you'd like about your PC. Here are five common computer problems that system repair software can help you fix

-: Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) :-

Many people think of blue as a calming color; however, when it comes up on your computer screen with a bunch of white text, it probably has the opposite effect. The blue screen of death (BSoD or STOP Error) may appear to be one of the scariest computer problems you'll come across. However, all your computer may need is for you to reboot it. This STOP error appears on your screen for a variety of reasons: failing hardware, damaged software, corrupt DLL files, problems with drivers and more. The remedy for a blue screen of death depends on the original problem. The screen provides you with codes that can help you identify and fix your computer problems.

-: Missing DLL File :-

Dynamic-Link Library (DLL) files house information for your operating system on how to perform certain functions. Occasionally, your computer loses DLL files or something damages them. When your PC can't read the particular DLL file, it doesn't know how to respond in certain situations. You may have a missing or corrupt DLL file if you receive an error message every time you perform a certain function, such as saving. If your computer problems are stemming from missing and damaged DLL files, you can restore them by downloading them back onto your PC.

-: Applications That Won't Install :-

If you're having trouble with an application not installing, it may be because your computer doesn't have enough hard drive space. If this is the case, you need to free up some space. This is one of the computer problems that's, well, least problematic. You can free up some hard drive space by getting rid of files and folders you don't need. These may be temporary files, duplicate files or data for software you've uninstalled.

-: Applications Run Slowly :-

There are several reasons software might be running at turtle speed. You may have computer problems that involve your operating system or an application, your operating system might be missing updates or your computer doesn't have enough hard drive space. If you don't have enough hard drive space, you can scan, clean and optimize your hard drive.

-: Abnormal Applications Behavior :-

Computer problems that involve applications acting strangely oftentimes leave you wondering what has happened. Your application has been working just fine, but now, seemingly without reason, it is doing something strange.
For instance, your Word document will no longer show the top margin of your document. It still says it's there, and when you print it, there's not a problem. You just can't see it on your monitor. If this is happening, you may want to restart your computer. Conducting an internet search for the type of problem you're experiencing or consulting your user manual may help you as well.

Using System Repair Software

If you have computer problems, chances are, system repair software can help you fix it. Most of these applications can repair operating system problems that lead to the Blue Screen of Death. They can also replace missing or damaged DLL files. System repair software can also free up space you need for another application, and it can optimize your computer so it runs faster. It may even identify problems you're having with applications, but it depends on the software you use and the application that's having problems.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

How I can stop internal fan sound?

Internal fan sound is huge concern to the computer user. The processor fan start making noise and it started irritating the user. You can solve it very easy, to solve this problem. I will just try to explain how to solve the sound problem.

    1.   Switch off and isolate the main power supply or remove power cable from your computer,
    2.   Open the cabinet cover so that your mother board is visible.
    3.   Look around and find the processor on the mother board.
    4.   Try to rotate the fan mounting screws in anti-clockwise direction.
    5.   At certain position the screws hold tight to the processor and any loose fitting ends.
    6.   Put back the cabinet cover.
    7.   Connect your power cable to your computer and switch on the computer.
    8.   Now you have solved an irritating sound problem!