• How can I fix my computer?

    Best answer: Lots of possibilities from hardware to software. From your description, I think the most common problems are malware or lack of free space on your HD. You have to review in your mind what was happening on the computer before this happened. Check how much free space you have and then try the following: I assume that... show more
    Best answer: Lots of possibilities from hardware to software. From your description, I think the most common problems are malware or lack of free space on your HD. You have to review in your mind what was happening on the computer before this happened. Check how much free space you have and then try the following:
    I assume that you are running an up-to-date anti-virus and have legitimate versions of software. What part of the computer is slow? If it used to be faster, you can get that speed back. Do you mean it takes forever to boot, too long to surf the web or is just generally slow? There are many possibilities. These are the most common causes of a slow computer and their solutions.

    1. Do you have enough hard drive space?
    Windows needs free space to function properly. Lack of adequate free space (even if you have no other problems) will slow a computer to a crawl.
    Press Win key-E, and click on This PC, you will see a thermometer gauge under the C drive. You can also right-click on the C drive and select Properties for more information. At least 10% (better 20%) of your hard drive should be unused. If lack of free space is a problem, you have a choice between eliminating unwanted programs or files or installing a larger hard drive. You can easily clone (not copy) your existing hard drive onto a new and larger HD using the free version of Clonezilla or Macrium Reflect Free.

    2. What is in the Start Up group?
    Many programs install themselves in the start up group enabling them to load faster at the expense of constantly using computer memory and CPU resources. CCleaner, Tools, Startup will tell you what is running and also gives you the chance to right-click on the program and select disable, which does not uninstall the program but prevents it from loading every time you start the computer. You will still be able to run this program any time that you want. If you encounter a file that you are unfamiliar with, and you will, Google it to see what its function is and if it is safe to disable. Some programs like anti-virus belong here. Be careful!


    3. Do you have enough RAM? If you have at least 8 gig, this is probably not your problem.
    Right click on Computer or This PC on the Desktop and select Properties. Memory is cheap and easy to install, even on a laptop. Go to www.crucial.com and have it scan your computer to see exactly what memory your PC uses and to see how much it would cost to upgrade. (If your video card does not have adequate on-board video RAM, Windows will use system RAM for this purpose which reduces the amount available for Windows and other applications.)

    4. Have you run the free versions of both Malwarebytes and CCleaner recently?
    These will clean out a lot of crap and malware on your computer and free up hard drive space. Malware is far more common today than are viruses and most anti-virus do nothing to fight malware. If you are using Windows Defender, it already has a full-time anti-malware component and there is no reason to run Malwarebytes unless it makes you feel better. Also, run Belarc Advisor to get a list of exactly what hardware and software is on your computer. Print it and save it since it records the product keys necessary to reinstall some of the software if this ever becomes necessary. Remember that you do not gain space by deleting files until you empty the recycle bin.

    5. If IE or Firefox is very slow opening pages, go to Help and select "Start without add-ons" and see if this speeds things up. If it does, go to Tools, Manage Add-ons and disable all add-ons and enable them one at a time until you find which ones are slowing down the browser. Also, uninstall unused search engines and other toolbars. Simply not using them is not enough. Don't have more than a few tabs open at the same time.
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/rem...
    If you are not seeing the Menu bar, right click on an empty area at the top of the browser screen and check Menu Bar.

    What Not To Do:
    Don't use anything called an optimizer or registry editor except the one in CCleaner. Especially avoid any program that finds thousands of "errors" on your hard drive that you can only remove by buying their software. Manual defragging is not necessary on a modern hard drive- Win 7 and newer do this automatically. (I still defrag once or twice a year.) NEVER defrag a SSD.

    Worst Case Scenario:
    Only after trying all the steps listed above and if your system still has problems should you consider restoring to factory condition. Restoring to factory condition is usually a better choice than reinstalling Windows.
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  • How to delete porn from files?

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  • How can I cure my typing of mis-strokes?

    Described as the Fat Fingers syndrome. My fingers are not fat but of course as a man I have large hands. I continually inadvertently hit wrong keys and I have no idea how. This requires me to go over each line with a fine tooth comb, Very time consuming. Is there any cure?
    Described as the Fat Fingers syndrome. My fingers are not fat but of course as a man I have large hands. I continually inadvertently hit wrong keys and I have no idea how. This requires me to go over each line with a fine tooth comb, Very time consuming. Is there any cure?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Copy and paste stopped working?

    I was just copy and pasting using ctrl + c and ctrl + v like 5 minutes ago and i think i pressed something on keyboard that turned it off because it stopped working. It s not that something is wrong with my keyboard because this has happened before and cant remember how to fix it. and i know my ctrl key works... show more
    I was just copy and pasting using ctrl + c and ctrl + v like 5 minutes ago and i think i pressed something on keyboard that turned it off because it stopped working. It s not that something is wrong with my keyboard because this has happened before and cant remember how to fix it. and i know my ctrl key works because if i hold it and try to type nothing shows up but if i let go of it i can type fine
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Who here used to use their Atari, Commodore or MS-DOS machines to call into dial-up BBS's?

    I started doing this with my Atari ST and 1200 baud modem back in 1986. Damn I'm old!
    I started doing this with my Atari ST and 1200 baud modem back in 1986. Damn I'm old!
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  • How many hours is 6 GB?

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  • Does XP’s “System Restore” retain apps intalled before doing the Restore of a PREVIOUS date?

    Best answer: System restore saves any apps that are installed at the time the restore is created. If you go back to a restore before an app was installed, it will not be there...
    Best answer: System restore saves any apps that are installed at the time the restore is created. If you go back to a restore before an app was installed, it will not be there...
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • My computer keeps telling me my password is wrong, but I know it s not. What should I do?

    I ve had only one password on my computer since I ve had it (which is years), I used this password for everything at the time so I KNOW it s right. Plus, when I went to reset it, I tried the same password and it said not to use a previous one. Since I ve never changed it, I don t see why it s not working on my... show more
    I ve had only one password on my computer since I ve had it (which is years), I used this password for everything at the time so I KNOW it s right. Plus, when I went to reset it, I tried the same password and it said not to use a previous one. Since I ve never changed it, I don t see why it s not working on my computer, but it s working on my Microsoft account. But, still, it keeps telling me it s wrong. I don t want to change the password really since this one is really safe and I don t have any other super long passwords that ll fit. Is there anything I can do to fix it before I have to try to figure out a way to reset it?
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • What is the difference between data transfers rate of RAM and bandwidth.?

    Best answer: Bandwidth is the rate at which data can be transferred across an interface (the memory bus in terms of RAM). Data transfer rate is the rate that data will actually move, which relies on both the speed of the RAM itself and whatever device or interface the data is passing to or from. RAM bandwidth will never be... show more
    Best answer: Bandwidth is the rate at which data can be transferred across an interface (the memory bus in terms of RAM). Data transfer rate is the rate that data will actually move, which relies on both the speed of the RAM itself and whatever device or interface the data is passing to or from.

    RAM bandwidth will never be less than the data transfer rate, however, the data transfer rate my be less than the RAM bandwidth if there are bottlenecks elsewhere.
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can a gps lie sometimes and take you the wrong direction?

    Best answer: Yes it can occur if the traffic rules or its rout have changed
    Best answer: Yes it can occur if the traffic rules or its rout have changed
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  • Is it harder to be a hacker today than say 10, 15 years ago?

    mainstream operating systems now are much more secure now aren't they? and the internet isn't completely new anymore most people are familiar with it, kids today are growing up with it and people in general are much more tech-savvy than in the year 2002.
    mainstream operating systems now are much more secure now aren't they? and the internet isn't completely new anymore most people are familiar with it, kids today are growing up with it and people in general are much more tech-savvy than in the year 2002.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Where is tools?

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  • What is the most powerful Sony laptop so far?

    Best answer: The ones you mention are the best Sony models you are likely to get. Sony stopped manufacturing PCs and laptops back in 2014.... https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/computers/vaio-laptops The only other _really_ high end and ultra-reliable models you are likely to find are such as a Panasonic CF-54. They are... show more
    Best answer: The ones you mention are the best Sony models you are likely to get.

    Sony stopped manufacturing PCs and laptops back in 2014....
    https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/computers/vaio-laptops


    The only other _really_ high end and ultra-reliable models you are likely to find are such as a Panasonic CF-54.
    They are available with an optional AMD GPU in addition to the normal Intel integrated GPU. There are both i5 and i7 versions. The standard models just have Intel graphics; AMD is an extra option.

    Info: http://dashboard.business.panasonic.eu/dashboard/approved/template/view/47375/low
    4 answers · 1 week ago