• What is Causing my computer to Crash?!?!?

    Best answer: I have been doing computer repair since 1978 on PDP-8 s. First - nobody can help you. How do you expect folks to help when you do not mention if this is a laptop or desktop? No mention of the OS or motherboard? No mention of the RAM or hard drive size - or - how much space is free on that drive? No mention of... show more
    Best answer: I have been doing computer repair since 1978 on PDP-8 s.

    First - nobody can help you. How do you expect folks to help when you do not mention if this is a laptop or desktop? No mention of the OS or motherboard? No mention of the RAM or hard drive size - or - how much space is free on that drive? No mention of how big, or small, the power supply is?

    Second - how long ago did this start? What did you do immediately before this all started? I ask because that is probably what has triggered your issues. Consider this - if your PS was too small and on the brink of causing a crash - installing something as simply as a nicer gaming mouse could be the straw that broke the back. Tipped things over the edge.

    Third - stop tying to play technician. Unless you have an ESD safe work bench and proper static free wrist straps - don t be touching anything inside the computer or moving things - stop touching! You will just make things worse. Bad enough you have a problem now - it will cost you 10X more to have this fixed if someone has to figure out two or more problems.

    Do this:
    1. add up the wattage of your mobo, GPU, and all the stuff on the computer and verify your PS is big enough. If you have a GPU card and the PS is less than 550 watts - I would suspect the PS is too wimpy.
    2. Check your C drive has 5GB-10GB free. I freak out when it gets less than 45GB. You run out of room on that drive you crash.
    3. Go to Control Panel>Device Manager>GPU> and look at your video card driver. It should be a recent one from the manufacture and not a generic Microsoft one. Go visit the manufacturer web site and be sure it is the latest one.
    4. If the video card driver was fine - follow the manufacture s instructions for finding the firmware version of the GPU and verify you have the latest. If not, down load the firmware and push it into the GPU.
    5. Might was well check the BIOS of your mother board. Having older BIOS on the mother board and nice new ones on the GPU can cause crashes. (and vice versa)
    6. Check if drive protection is turned on, and if so - then use the Restore command roll your computer back to where it was before all this trouble happened. You might want to do this step first - since if you roll the computer back and this helps..... you will have to re-install the drivers you already did again.
    While you are in Device Manager - take a peek at your hardware tree. Nothing should have a yellow flag or be unhappy - you see anything flagged or unhappy - you need to fix it.

    Good Luck!!
    9 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Which one is better windows xp or vista?

    Best answer: XP was definitely my favorite operating system. Very simple, clean, and easy to navigate environment. I know that OS like the back of my hand.
    Best answer: XP was definitely my favorite operating system. Very simple, clean, and easy to navigate environment. I know that OS like the back of my hand.
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  • What is The best Video Editing Software?

    Best answer: Camtasia 9 and Sony Vegas Pro is Best for Windows and Mac
    Best answer: Camtasia 9 and Sony Vegas Pro is Best for Windows and Mac
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  • Do I need a driver update tool?

    Best answer: Friend please do yourself a favor get that driver update tool off of your computer I am Statesboro PC Doctor I have been repairing computer for 25 years. In my experience driver update utilities are the number one cause of future problems with your devices not functioning or your computer not functioning Windows... show more
    Best answer: Friend please do yourself a favor get that driver update tool off of your computer

    I am Statesboro PC Doctor I have been repairing computer for 25 years.

    In my experience driver update utilities are the number one cause of future problems with your devices not functioning or your computer not functioning Windows update is bad enough why complicate the problem and put two such utilities on your computer?

    If driver update utility by Microsoft is the source of so many problems what makes you think that some small company can do better than Microsoft.

    No they can't what I always do is get my computer working and then I go and I turn off all update utilities
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • I have Microsoft Edge windows 10. Can I delete this browser and keep mozilla Firefox browser?

    Microsoft Edge is giving me so much trouble, can I download Mozilla Firefox and delete Microsoft Edge Windows
    Microsoft Edge is giving me so much trouble, can I download Mozilla Firefox and delete Microsoft Edge Windows
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  • What is Adobe Flash ? Do I need it?

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  • My computer freezes then crashes.?

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  • Is it safe to download Firefox?

    Best answer: i don't think so
    Best answer: i don't think so
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  • Can you use a recovery disk (windows 10) on a different computer than the one copied from?

    If I were to be on one laptop, in my case, a Toshiba satellite, and I create a recovery disk from that, and then I use that recovery disk to reset an hp pavilion, would that reset it to a version of Windows that was used for the Toshiba hardware? Or is the recovery disk capable on any Windows PC?
    If I were to be on one laptop, in my case, a Toshiba satellite, and I create a recovery disk from that, and then I use that recovery disk to reset an hp pavilion, would that reset it to a version of Windows that was used for the Toshiba hardware? Or is the recovery disk capable on any Windows PC?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Computer experts, I need your help! (PLLLSSSSSSZZZZZZ PLEASE!)?

    Computer experts, I need your help! (PLLLSSSSSSZZZZZZ PLEASE!)?

    I made a important document for work, it was made on open office. Some how it saved as a MS-DOS APP as opposed to an ODT! How can I get my file open to change it to ODT!? Here are some pictures you may find useful. (I can only attach one to the initial question, rest coming in additional comments.)
    I made a important document for work, it was made on open office. Some how it saved as a MS-DOS APP as opposed to an ODT! How can I get my file open to change it to ODT!? Here are some pictures you may find useful. (I can only attach one to the initial question, rest coming in additional comments.)
    4 answers · 15 hours ago
  • To make partitions on HDD on Linux Mint Cinnamonn, do you need a boot DVD with exactly the same version of Linux?

    Best answer: the partition table does not depend on the version of Linux- Linux merely resides inside a partition. if you just want to make partition, any dvd that has a tool like gparted should work. if you already have Linux installed and you don't plan on changing the partition you're booting from, your distibution... show more
    Best answer: the partition table does not depend on the version of Linux- Linux merely resides inside a partition. if you just want to make partition, any dvd that has a tool like gparted should work. if you already have Linux installed and you don't plan on changing the partition you're booting from, your distibution may already have a paritioning tool installed,which you can use.

    as always,be aware that moving or altering partitions may cause a loss of data, so backup your data to another disk before operating on your disk.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the best Linux distro for learning commands, server and all technical stuff like that?

    Best answer: CentOS. That's the commonest "real world" distro for servers and internet systems etc. It is built from the same source code and totally interchangeable with the professional RedHat distro. A large percentage of the internet, business servers, mainframes and supercomputers run on one or the... show more
    Best answer: CentOS.
    That's the commonest "real world" distro for servers and internet systems etc.

    It is built from the same source code and totally interchangeable with the professional RedHat distro.
    A large percentage of the internet, business servers, mainframes and supercomputers run on one or the other.

    If you want to learn properly, stay well clear of the got-at "beginners" / "attempting-to-look-like-windows" versions and use the real thing.

    https://www.centos.org/


    If you want to get used to command line operations, all you need to do is open a terminal and use that rather than the GUI; you don't need a different version, or to not include the GUI. Many servers have that even when operated headless, just for convenience if you need to use a monitor..

    Or, just use putty and connect to it via SSH from another machine on the same LAN.. That's how i run our systems.
    https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgta...
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Lost Microsoft Office after system restore!!?

    I just did a system restore on my Toshiba Satellite laptop (Windows 10) and have lost my Microsoft Office. I bought this laptop used and don t have any product key, cd, receipt, etc......any hope for retrieval?
    I just did a system restore on my Toshiba Satellite laptop (Windows 10) and have lost my Microsoft Office. I bought this laptop used and don t have any product key, cd, receipt, etc......any hope for retrieval?
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  • How to run Android apps on windows?

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  • I need to copy some WAV files to a data DVD disk for storage. What burning program is recommended?

    My Windows 7 came with a program to do that, but it doesn't work. I'm really looking for a FREE program, and one without viruses or bloatware. Thanks.
    My Windows 7 came with a program to do that, but it doesn't work. I'm really looking for a FREE program, and one without viruses or bloatware. Thanks.
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  • Can I transfer my Windows 10 license from a laptop to a new desktop?

    I built a custom gaming pc, but I don;t have an OS in it. I have an older Notebook with a full Windows 10 64 bit on it. Can I somehow transfer this license to the new one? If yes, how?
    I built a custom gaming pc, but I don;t have an OS in it. I have an older Notebook with a full Windows 10 64 bit on it. Can I somehow transfer this license to the new one? If yes, how?
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