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Resetting your computer back to a previous date when experiencing problems due to software installation

March 25, 2008 17:25 by admin
If you run into problems right after you installed or downloaded new software or you are suddendly experiencing issues that you hadn't previously you might want to try a System Restore. A System Restore sets your computer back to a previous installation.

You will not lose anything. It just sets your computer back to a previous day before the problem began and hopefully resolves the problem. You can select how many days you want to go back to.

Here's how it's done:

 

Go to Start / Help and Support / Undo Changes to computer with System Restore / Click how far back you want to go on the calendar. If that doesn’t work go back a few days more.


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Computer taking a long time to start up

March 25, 2008 17:22 by admin
What can you do if your computer takes a long time to start up. Over time, as you add more and more programs to your computer, many of these applications automatically add themselves to your Windows Start-up folder.  Additionally, these applications can add themselves quietly to a hidden area  of your Windows Start-up system (accessed via the MSCONFIG run command). In extreme cases your PC will appear completely frozen.

Limiting the number of applications loading themselves at start-up can speed boot times considerably and increase overall system performance.

Here's how it's done. Click on Run. Type in MSCONFIG. Click on OK. Go to your start menu. Select the Start Up Tab. This is a list of all of the applications that load on start up. Uncheck unnecessary programs and click on OK.

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Slow CD/DVD Burning

March 25, 2008 17:13 by admin

 If you are having problems burning DVD’s, for example, all of a sudden it really slows down -  try doing this: Change a setting in your Device Manager (right click on My Computer, then go to properties, then hardware and device manager). There is a secondary Channel that changed from DMA mode to TIO mode. Try switching back to DMA mode.  It should fix the long burn time.


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Backing Up Your Computer Information

March 24, 2008 03:23 by admin

Carbonite is one of the best solutions to backing up your computer files. It is software that you install on your computer and any time you create new files on your PC it backs it up over the internet to secure servers. Even if you have an external hard drive it won't protect you if you have a house fire, if you are burglarized or storm damage. Your files are encrypted as they leave your computer so they cannot be read. They are simply stored outside of your home in the event your computer is stolen or distroyed you can purchase a new computer and download your files as if nothing had happened. Each new file you create is backed up daily in the background. It does not disrupt your work. To find out more or to download your free trial go to www.carbonite.com.

 

 


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Recycling Electronics

March 21, 2008 07:32 by admin
Don't trash your old electronic equipment. Find someone in your area that recycles them. In Central Florida we have Southeastern Data. They offer Recycling & Remarketing of computers & electronics including Systems, Monitors and Electronic Parts. Southeastern Data Specializes in world wide importing and exporting of hard to find electronics.

You can also bring in your old hard drive and have it errased.

Location: 142 Park Road in Oviedo Florida.
www.southeasterndata.com

Some of the items that they recycle every day:
VCR
Video Cameras
Printers
Computers
Monitors
TV's
Cabling
Adaptors
Video Games
Gaming Systems
and all electronic devices.

These items are also on sale.
They are on eBay:
Search for Southeastern Data (SE-data)

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