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  1. Windows Easy Transfer simplifies the transition from one computer to another. The application locates all of the personal files and settings stored to your PC and condenses them into a single file to be exported to another location. After moving the data to an external drive, run Windows Easy Transfer on your new computer. The program imports, or unpacks, the file and copies all of your information to the appropriate libraries. Instructions 1. Press "Windows-Q" to open Search, type "Easy Transfer" and then select "Windows Easy Transfer" from the results. 2. Enter your administrative password or click "Yes," if prompted, to continue. Click "Next" on the welcome screen. 3. Connect an external hard drive to the computer, click "Take No Action" from the AutoPlay dialog box, if prompted, and then click "An External Hard Disk or USB Flash Drive." 4. Click "This Is My Old PC." Select the data to transfer and then click "Next." 5. Enter a password to secure your data, or leave the fields blank, and then click "Save." 6. Select a folder on the drive to store the data to and then click "Save" to begin copying the files to your external drive. 7. Click "Next" and then "Close" to exit the wizard. Disconnect the drive and connect it to the new PC. 8. Open Windows Easy Transfer, click "Next" and then click "Yes." Browse to the folder containing the file to import. 9. Click "Open." Enter the password you created in Step 5 and then click "Next" to unlock the data, if applicable. 10. Choose the data to import and then click "Transfer" to move the files to your new computer. 11. Select "See What Was Transferred" or "See a List of Apps You Might Want to Install on Your PC," if preferred, or click "Close." Tips & Warnings · To open Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 7, click "Start," type "transfer" into search and then click "Windows Easy Transfer." · If you're transferring data from Windows 7 to Windows 8, click "Customize" when selecting the data to transfer and then uncheck "Windows Settings." · Information in this article applies to Windows 8. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
  2. As far as your computer is concerned, there’s no difference between a folder named “my stuff” or “My Stuff,” so Windows may not always accept uppercase or lowercase changes to files or folders. Microsoft calls this “prettying the path,” and it takes just a few steps to get around this for an individual file or folder. You can also prevent Windows from ignoring capitalization changes by editing your Registry, but this is recommended only for very advanced users, with prior experience editing a registry. Instructions Single-Item Fixes 1. Right-click on the file or folder you want to rename and select “Rename” from the menu. 2. Add an additional letter to the front of the file or folder name. For example, “my folder” would become “zmy folder.” 3. Press “Enter” to accept the name change. 4. Again, right-click on the file or folder and select “Rename” from the menu. 5. Remove the extra letter and change the capitalization to what you want, then press “Enter.” For example, “zmy folder” can now become “My Folder.” Microsoft accepts the change because this was a full name change not just a capitalization of the existing name. Long-Term Fix 6. Press “Windows-R” to open up your Run command. 7. Type “regedit.exe” (without quotes) and click “OK.” This opens up your Registry editor. 8. Click “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” under the Computer menu. 9. Click “SOFTWARE | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Explorer | Advanced.” This will take you to the proper place to make edits. 10. Double-click “DontPrettyPath” in the editor’s display pane. 11. Set the data value to “1.” 12. Click “OK” and close the Registry editor. 13. Restart your machine. Now Microsoft will no longer ignore your capitalization changes in folder names or anywhere else on your PC.
  3. The desktop is the mainstay for all users of laptop and desktop computers -- it's the place to store temporary files, post notes and do all the tasks that computer users do. Some people don't mind if their desktop is cluttered with lots of icons, while others feel the need to have a clean slate to work with. If you're having issues with deleted or unwanted items on your desktop -- including links to things you may have downloaded -- it can be frustrating when they won't go away. To fix the problem, start with the simple stuff and then move on to more involved steps for removing those unwanted items. Right-Click The first thing to try is to send the file to the trash. To do this, right-click on the file on the desktop and then select "Move to Trash" or a similar function from the menu that appears. In the best-case scenario, the item will peacefully be moved to your computer's trash; if not, you may see an error message that will give you information about how to remove the item. Task Manager If the item is in use, it may not move to the trash until you close it from the location where it is in use; this means you have to know where the item is in use. One way to find out is to look at the Windows Task Manager, which shows you all the current processes, programs and activity currently happening on your computer. To open it, right-click on your taskbar and then select "Task Manager." From there you'll be able to remove or delete any of the unwanted items. Download Manager If you've stopped a download in the middle of the download process, you may be encountering issues because the file is only partially loaded. One possible solution to this may be to remove it from your from your Web browser and find your downloads. Click on the name of the item that is stuck on your desktop -- if it's listed there -- and then press "Delete." Add/Remove Another option is to try removing the icon using your computer's Add/Remove function, which can safely remove applications. On a Windows computer, select "Control Panel" from the Start menu and then click "Uninstall a program." Look for the program or item you want to remove and click "Uninstall." If this process does not work, try a third-party removal tool such as Wise Registry Cleaner to scan and remove junk items.
  4. Streaming HD video can challenge the capabilities of even the most powerful cutting-edge computer. If you're seeing stuttering and buffering issues when attempting to play a video stream, one or more parts of your system is being pushed too hard and you may find that your CPU usage is extremely high. Before you replace your processor, take a look at how streaming works and why a new CPU may not be the answer. Network Slowdowns · One of the most crucial elements comes into play before the stream even reaches your local PC. It takes a robust network to transfer high definition video data in real time, and unfortunately a bottleneck can occur in many places. The video stream may be experiencing slowdowns before it even gets to your home, courtesy of heavy traffic or inefficient servers and network infrastructure. Your Internet connection may lack the bandwidth to support HD streaming, especially during "peak hours" on a shared connection such as a cable ISP. For example, Netflix recommends a minimum of 5 Mbps for streaming HD quality video. Residential Issues · Your home is likewise full of ways to thwart the free flow of video streaming data. Long cable runs, junctions and damaged wiring can introduce interference that intermittently slows down your connection, especially in older homes and multifamily dwellings. Wireless networks are prone to structural interference from walls and ceilings, and Wi-Fi bandwidth can easily be bogged down by simultaneous connections. In all these cases, you may have plenty of free bandwidth for most Internet activities, but watching streaming HD video pushes your connection to the point where minor inefficiencies become more obvious. PC Housecleaning · Assuming that your network is optimized for streaming video, your computer itself may be improperly optimized. There are a number of simple fixes that you can try to relieve your CPU and other system resources, such as closing down applications and browser windows, stopping unnecessary background tasks and services, and making sure that your operating system and hardware drivers are all up to date. Anything that will cause your PC to run slightly slower during normal use will have a drastic impact on demanding tasks such as HD video streaming. Video Card Demands · All video tasks on your PC will depend greatly on the performance of your graphics hardware. If your system sports a cutting-edge PCI Express 3.0 video card with plenty of onboard memory and a GPU that handles multimedia subroutines, you don't need to worry. However, if your graphics card or onboard video is a few years past its prime, much of the video processing will be passed along to the system CPU and RAM. Memory is Essential · The importance of RAM in streaming video cannot be understated; if you have a low amount of RAM or an older memory interface, you may be expecting too much from your system. Hulu Plus recommends at least 128 MB of RAM, but your performance will benefit from upgrading to 4 GB or more of DDR3. If you see significant CPU usage, your memory may actually be the weak link -- your processor manages system memory, especially virtual memory, and when the RAM capacity or bandwidth is stressed, much of the "overflow" burden falls on the CPU. CPU Transcoding · The CPU is also crucial for applications that utilize transcoding tasks (turning one video format into another) in real time, which can put a serious strain on available processing power. Like many video streaming providers, Amazon Instant Video uses Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight, both of which access the CPU during streaming. Amazon recommends a Pentium 4 2.33GHz processor for PCs, and an Intel Core Duo 1.33 GHz as an absolute minimum, but the amount of data required by full-length HD video will likely require something much more powerful.
  5. Browser Issues Some laptop users have found that their fingerprint scanners are not compatible with their preferred browser. In particular, a number of complaints have been raised by users who have found that Google Chrome is not compatible with certain fingerprint-scanning software. Wear and Tear Over time, a scanner will need routine maintenance to continue to work correctly. For example, cords can fray or the reader can accumulate grime. Periodically clean the surface of the reader with an electronics cleaning putty or dry microfiber cloth. User Error One issue that can occur with any fingerprint scanner is user error. Always make sure that all cables are inserted completely into your computer's USB port.
  6. Corrupted memory can cause problems for computer users, ranging from sluggish software to operating instability and crashes. While there are utilities that are designed to perform memory tests from within the operating system, these programs can't always detect memory corruption because there are too many programs accessing the memory while the operating system is loading. To receive accurate results when testing for corrupted memory, use a a utility that tests the memory before the operating system boots up. Instructions 1.Burn the memory testing software that you wish to use onto a CD using your preferred CD authoring software. 2. Insert the CD into your computer's CD or DVD drive, clicking "Cancel" if AutoPlay attempts to launch the program on the disc. Reboot your computer. Download the Fix in 60 Seconds. Repair C Runtime Error R6034. pcunleashed.com/R6034 3. Wait for the first BIOS screen to appear, then begin pressing the key (such as "F2" or "F12") indicated to access the "Boot Menu" or "Boot Order Menu." Make sure that you aren't pressing the key to access the "BIOS Setup" menu. 4.Choose the CD or DVD drive in which your memory testing disc is located and press "Enter" to select it. When prompted to press a key to boot from the disc, press any key on your keyboard. 5. Wait while the memory testing software automatically begins checking your memory for errors. Allow the software to run for at least 15 minutes, though 30 minutes or longer is recommended. The longer the software is allowed to run, the more accurate your test results will be. 6.Close the software and reboot your computer once you are finished testing. Eject the disc from the CD or DVD drive and allow your operating system to boot normally.
  7. Sometimes computers can be downright frustrating. When something happens to disrupt your routine, it can put you on edge. However, computers can be fixed and you can go back to being happy! Following some easy steps to troubleshooting a computer can quickly diagnose and potentially solve most problems you are having. 1.Ensure that all plugs and connectors are plugged in on your laptop or desktop computer. Sometimes the problem is as simple as knocking the plug loose in the outlet or jostling your computer's case so that something has become disengaged. 2. Run an anti-virus program --- use the "full system scan," "complete scan" or other in-depth options--- and wait until it finishes. If the software detects a virus, follow the instructions given by the anti-virus program to remove the infection and restart your computer. 3. Press F8 repeatedly while the computer is in BIOS during restart. (BIOS is the black screen with white lettering which you will see before your operating system loads.) You will get to the screen that allows you to start in "safe mode." This feature only runs programs vital to Windows functions, and will allow you better access to your computers files if a virus is interfering. 4. Click the "pause" button on your computer if you are not able to access the operating system, or if you are seeing a "blue screen of death." This should keep the crash-report screen on your monitor long enough for you to write down any valuable information the report my give. 5. Buy a new part if you determine the problem to be hardware-related. Replace (or hire someone to replace for you) the defective part. As with electrical plugs, sometimes a hardware component just got loose and all that is needed is to push it back in. Caution: Always unplug your computer and use a grounding device before you touch anything inside the computer. Failure to do so can result in electrocution or destroying a computer part.
  8. Due to their small size and lack of ventilation, laptops tend to overheat more than desktop computers. A noisy cooling fan that runs continuously is one sign that your laptop is overheating. Laptop overheating can also cause a loss of performance, system crashes, and even permanent damage to components. The goal is to make sure your laptop has proper ventilation and is kept as cool as possible. Instructions 1. Always use your laptop on a tray, desktop, or other cool surface. If you use it on your lap, make sure clothes, upholstery or bedding are not blocking the case vents. Blocked vents are the number one cause of laptop overheating. 2. Use an aerosol air duster, or can of compressed air, to blow dust from the air intake vents. Air intake vents are a set of slots on the side or bottom of the case that allow cool air to flow into the laptop. 3. Clean the cooling fan exhaust system. The cooling or CPU fan is located on the side or back of the case. A clogged CPU fan vent keeps hot air trapped inside the case. Use an aerosol air duster to loosen the debris, then use a vacuum cleaner with crevice tool to vacuum out the dust and dirt. 4. Use a commercial laptop cooler. A laptop cooler pad is an external USB powered fan that serves as a base for your laptop. If your laptop generates a lot of heat, even with a clean cooling system, a laptop cooler will extend the life of your laptop. 5. Adjust your BIOS settings. Most laptops have features built into the system BIOS that allow fan speed, CPU temperature alarms, and other settings to be adjusted. Read your owner's manual to learn how to enter the BIOS and change the settings for your particular laptop model.
  9. The reasons laptop speakers cease functioning can be varied. It may, for example, be the result of a hardware problem, a software problem or user error. If you can determine the cause or nature of the problem, you may be able to fix the issue or bypass the problem altogether by using headphones or external speakers. Identifying the nature of the problem through troubleshooting will likely allow you to avoid unnecessary inconvenience and repair bills. Instructions 1. Turn up the volume level on your computer software and ensure that the computer's audio is not muted. Adjust the volume by clicking the speaker icon on your keyboard, desktop task bar or audio menu. 2. Open the computer's control panel menu and view the audio, sound and multimedia settings. Ensure that the audio is enabled on the laptop's speakers and restore all settings to default. 3. Play audio via a different application to determine if the problem is limited to a specific software program or application. If you encountered audio problems while you were playing music via iTunes, for example, attempt to play a video or listen to a CD instead. If the speakers work for other applications, the issue is likely limited to the application where you experienced problems. Check the affected program's audio settings or reinstall the software. 4. Attach external speakers or headphones and attempt to play an audio track. If you hear sound via another device, this suggests that the actual speakers are damaged. If you do not hear sound, this is indicative of a problem with the sound card or related software. Tips & Warnings · In the event that you are using external speakers, verify that the speakers are plugged in and receiving power. Refer to the speaker's wiring diagram to verify that they're plugged in properly. Most external speakers have a small light that will be illuminated when the speakers are receiving power. Turn the volume dial clockwise on external speakers; this ensures that the volume is turned up on the hardware. · If crackling or distortion has been observed recently, it's likely that the speaker's hardware is damaged. In the event, the speakers will need to be replaced. · If the speakers stopped working immediately following the installation of new software, it's possible that the installation process altered the computer's audio settings.
  10. Hi there, Still feel boring to clean the Recycle Bin ? Here is a tip to clean Recycle Bin using Wise Disk Cleaner to help you clean it easy. Please do as the following instructions indicated, Run Wise Disk Cleaner/Wise Care 365----Common Cleaner----Useless Files In Computer----click the gray arrow ahead of “Windows System”----find and check the item named "Empty Recycle Bin" Thanks!
  11. File disappearance from a computer’s hard drive is caused by several factors, such as malicious software, physical damage and user error. You can prevent file disappearance through primary, secondary and tertiary prevention methods, such as data backup, running consistent security scans and maintaining the hard drive’s physical integrity. Viruses · Computer viruses, such as Trojan Subseven and Trojan Y3K Rat, alter a hard drive’s directory structure and eliminate a user’s files upon opening. Other viruses, such as file infector and multipartate, overwrite files while maintaining the file names, causing the files to disappear from the hard drive. Executing a system scan is the ideal manner of examining your computer to determine if a file disappeared as a result of the aforementioned viruses. Anti-virus programs have system-scan functions that determine the name of the virus, the system event and the amount of data seized during the attack. Anti-virus programs run system scans periodically if the user enables the option. However, running a real-time system scan, accessed by launching the anti-virus software and selecting the search system or system scan function, will detect if file disappearance was initiated or caused by a malicious program. File System Corruption · File system corruption, also referred to as data corruption, refers to hardware or software errors caused by malfunctions that cause a computer to lock, improper restarting or shutting down of the PC, or exiting a program during the recording or transmission of data. Indicators of file system corruption include open-file error messages, slow disk operation and computer crashes. Preventing file system corruption requires creating backups of your files, maintaining a constant power supply to your computer during file transmission and using diligence when prompted to run non-native programs, such as those that pop up during routine Internet browsing. Physical · Defects in a computer’s hard drive cause files to disappear as a result of poor maintenance or mishandling, degradation over time and bad sectors. Bad sectors often result from magnetic weakening of the hard drive and, while magnetic weakening is inevitable, maintaining file backup preserves your data. Like bad sectors, degradation of the hard drive is inevitable, and requires primary prevention for file preservation. Maintaining your hard drive requires consistent defragging, or optimizing the disk for data storage. User Error · File disappearance is often caused by user errors, such as inadvertently moving a file to a different folder, searching the incorrect directory or entering the wrong file name. In addition, disconnecting removable media, such as flash drives and portable hard drives, prompts users to think their data disappeared when it is still in place on the removable media and portable hard drive. Finding files that disappeared as a result of user error is corrected by ensuring the correct file name was entered during browsing, searching removable media for the file and searching the computer’s hard drive for the file.
  12. Windows XP alerts you when disk space reaches a critical level, but you have several options to free up hard drive space. XP includes an built-in utility, called Disk Cleanup, that deletes unnecessary files from the most common locations. More disk space can be gained by deleting files manually or moving them to an external hard drive. Low Disk Space Warning · Windows XP warns you when it detects your computer is running out of disk space. The first warning comes when less than 200 megabytes of space is available: a pop-up window will appear for ten seconds once every session (each time you log on to your computer). The warnings become more frequent as free space decreases. With less than 80 megabytes of free space the warning appears twice for 30 seconds, spaced four hours apart. At 50 megabytes or less, the message appears every five minutes for 30 seconds. The warnings do not stop until free disk space is above 200 megabytes. Disk Cleanup · The easiest way to free up hard drive space in Windows XP is to use Disk Cleanup. The program deletes temporary Internet files from Internet Explorer, downloaded program files, optional Windows components, Windows temporary files and older System Restore points. You can select check boxes to choose which categories to delete. If Disk Cleanup does not free up enough space, it may be necessary to delete files manually. Unnecessary Files · Remove files and application you do not use to free up disk space. Empty the Recycle Bin and clean out the cache of your Web browser. Review the applications installed on your PC. Those applications you do not use should be uninstalled using the “Add/Remove Programs” function located in the Windows Control Panel. Ensure that no duplicate files exist on your PC: remove any files that are duplicates. Folders · Your Downloads folder (or any location you use to store downloaded content) may be taking up a lot of disk space. Empty these folders of files that you no longer need or use. Pictures and videos also take up a lot of space: Delete those pictures and videos that you do not wish to keep. Using Windows Explorer, look around your hard drive for temporary installation folders and delete those as well. Once you complete the deletion process, be sure to empty your Recycle Bin to reclaim the space. External Storage · If there is no need to keep the files on your computer’s hard drive, consider using an external hard drive to store some of your content, especially larger files. External drives come in various capacities, some as large as the hard drive currently in your computer. These drives connect via USB, and when connected can be used as an additional hard drive for your PC.
  13. When your keyboard produces something like "@#$%^&*!" when you press the number keys, it may seem like your computer has an attitude problem. What's more likely is that you accidentally enabled the Sticky Keys feature in Windows. Sticky Keys allows users with physical limitations to lock the Shift key and other modifier keys so they can complete complicated combos such as Ctrl-Alt-Del by pressing one key at a time. You can usually disable the feature from the keyboard, but in some cases you may have to modify your Windows settings. Instructions 1. Press the "Shift" key twice in a row. In most cases this unlocks the Shift key, allowing you to type numbers again. If this doesn't solve the problem, or you want to turn off Sticky Keys, continue to the next step. 2. Press the "Shift" key five times in a row. Usually this sequence turns the feature on or off, even on a Mac. If this doesn't work for you, or you want to completely disable Sticky Keys, complete the next steps. 3. Click "Search" on the Windows 8 Charms bar, click "Settings," and then type "ease of access" into the search field. Select "View Current Accessibility Settings" from the search results. If you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, select "Ease of Access" from the Control Panel. 4. Select "Make the Keyboard Easier to Use" from the options in the Ease of Access Center. 5. Clear the check mark from the box next to "Turn On Sticky Keys," and then click "Apply." Windows disables the feature and your number keys will start to behave themselves. Tips & Warnings · If you prefer to leave the Sticky Key feature enabled, but want to adjust the settings to make the feature easier to turn on and off, leave the check mark in the box next to "Turn On Sticky Keys" and click "Set Up Sticky Keys" instead. · You can access the Sticky Keys settings on a Mac OS X system by clicking the "Apple" menu, selecting "System Preferences," and then clicking "Universal Access." · Information in this article applies to Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions.
  14. When your computer freezes, it's a sign that you might be about to lose your work. This is especially frustrating if you haven't had the chance to save the files you were working with at the time of the freeze, and you also haven't backed up your work on an external device. However, don't give up just yet; instead, try a few troubleshooting steps to try to fix the freezing and avoid having to redo your work Instructions 1. Wait a few minutes for your computer to attempt to recover. Sometimes freezing can be temporary while your computer sorts out a task or ends a process that's causing the freeze. If you attempt to click menus or press keyboard shortcuts, this will only add additional commands for your computer to sort out, and will almost always make the problem worse. 2. Turn on your "Caps Lock" key and try to move your mouse. If your computer responds to keyboard and mouse commands, it is unlikely that your entire computer has frozen, and means that you may be able to end a crashed process without having to restart your computer. If this is the case, move to Step 3. If this does not work, however, you will need to force restart your computer. 3. Open Task Manager by pressing the "Ctrl-Alt-Del," and then clicking "Task Manager." Look under "App" to see if any program's status is marked as "Not Responding." If it is, right click on the app and click "End task." If the programs that's frozen is the one that has your unsaved work, it will most likely be lost. However, this will let you restart the program almost immediately and see if any of your data was automatically saved.
  15. Signs that someone has been tampering with your computer could be very subtle. You might have noticed a suspicious program that is suddenly running, weird messages are constantly popping up, or your PC might just not be running as it should. Some tampering may not be detected at all, such as certain keylogger apps that are designed to be running quietly in the background without your notice. A keylogger records everything you type and sends it on to another person, compromising your privacy and security, so the sooner you get rid of it, the better. Secure Your Hardware If you suspect that someone has been tampering with your hardware, get a case with a lock and chassis alarm. Lock the front door of your computer case every time you leave the room to ensure nobody can switch the PC on or plug in other devices. Check your keyboard wire for any extra device. Hardware keyloggers are usually inserted in between your keyboard and the PC, to record your keystrokes directly. Run an Anti-virus and Malware Scanner Check whether your Windows firewall is still switched on.You can find these settings using the search box in Windows 8 and type "firewall." Tap "Settings" and select "Windows Firewall." Ensure that your anti-virus is up to date and do a full scan to search for any malicious software that might have been installed. It is also advisable to install software that searches specifically for malware, such as Malwarebytes or Spybot.
  16. If Outlook is managing to send and receive emails but your browser refuses to get online, either your Internet connection isn't strong or stable enough to load full websites or something is blocking your browser while allowing Outlook to operate -- this blockage could be anything from an incorrectly configured firewall to a malfunctioning browser add-on. Check Your Internet Connection · Emails, particularly if they are plain text messages without attachments or images, are small files that can be uploaded or downloaded very quickly. If you have a sluggish Web connection or a connection that keeps dropping, you might find you can send and receive emails while being unable to load websites (which contain much more data). Running an alternative browser and running an online speed test (such as the one at Speedtest.net) can help determine if there are issues with your connection. Check Your Browser's Add-on · A faulty add-on or plugin running on top of your Web browser can prevent it from viewing websites normally. Accessing the Web through an alternative browser or launching your existing browser in its safe mode without extensions or plugins can help determine if this is indeed the case. Use the add-on manager built-in to your browser to disable the extensions and plugins one by one to locate the problematic utility. Uninstalling and reinstalling the browser using the latest available version may also help to resolve the issue by resetting the browser's settings and clearing its cache of temporary data. Checking the browser's connection and proxy settings can also help troubleshoot issues with getting online. Check Your Security Tools · It's possible that an anti-virus, anti-spyware or firewall program is blocking your attempts to get online through your Web browser, while allowing Outlook to work without problems; temporarily disabling the security tools installed on your system is a quick way of checking if this is indeed the case. Check the help documentation supplied with your security software for details on how to make sure your Web browser is registered as a safe and trusted program. You may need to disable certain real-time protection features -- such as automatic site scanning -- in order to use the Web without interference. Check for Malware · Malware applications can block your access to the Web, while your email client remains unaffected. Download and install the latest updates for your anti-spyware, anti-malware and firewall programs and run a thorough scan of your system to look for problems. If you find yourself unable to update your security tools, download the most recent updates from the developer's website on an alternative computer and then transfer the new definitions via USB drive.
  17. A 501 is HTTP status code for not implemented. This status code is received when the server does not support the facility required. Web server overload If the server that is handling the web page you're attempting to load is experiencing high traffic or is otherwise overloaded, it may be unable to complete your request and generate this error. If you're experiencing this error on a known good page, try loading the page again in a few minutes. If that is unsuccessful, try loading the page again later that day, or the next day. Web server errors This error can also be encountered when the web server does not properly respond to the web browser's request, or program attempting to make a request with the web server. Web server out of date Finally, in some rare situations, the web server may need a software upgrade in order to communicate with your web browser or program properly.
  18. Hi there, If you want to activate Autocomplete in Windows 2000 and later versions, please follow the below steps. 1. Open the Microsoft Windows registry editor by clicking Start, Run, type Regedit and click OK. 2. In the Microsoft Windows registry editor open the below folders. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Microsoft Command Processor 3. In the command processor open the below two registry keys and change their value to 9. CompletionChar PathCompleteChar 4. Once the above steps have been completed close out of the registry editor and open the command window by typing cmd in the Run window. To use the auto complete feature press the tab key any type you wish to complete a directory. For example, if the directory you are currently in contains the "Program files" directory you could type "cd pr" and press tab, to have the auto completion option automatically type "cd "program files"".
  19. Quickly see past problems encountered by Windows Vista, and any solutions to those problems by clicking Start and typing problem reports and solutions and press enter. In addition to finding solutions to problems, this will also allow you to see a complete history of problems reported on the computer.
  20. Hi there, Still feel bothered by the slower display load time of Windows Explorer? You will get rid of this issue after reading the following tips below. Speed up the display load time of Microsoft Windows Explorer by disabling the feature that allows you to search for network printers and folders. By default each time Windows Explorer is opened it will attempt to locate any network printer or folder on your computer network. If your computer is not on a network or you have no network printers, folders, or shares disable this option by following the below steps. 1. Open Windows Explorer 2. Click the Tools drop down menu and then Folder Options 3. Within the Folder Options tab click the View tab 4. Uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers"
  21. Hi guys, Has you even met 403 Error, and do you know how to fix it? The following are something you can know about it. How You Might See the 403 Error 403 Forbidden error messages are sometimes customized by the websites they appear on but for the most part, you'll see them in one of the following ways: • "403 Forbidden" • "HTTP 403" • "Forbidden: You don't have permission to access [directory] on this server." • "Forbidden" • "Error 403" • "HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden" • "Error 403 - Forbidden" • "HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden" The 403 Forbidden error displays inside the browser window, just as web pages do. 403 errors, like all errors of this type, might be seen in any browser on any operating system. In Internet Explorer, The website declined to show this webpage message indicates a 403 Forbidden error. The IE title bar should say 403 Forbidden or something similar. 403 errors received when opening links via Microsoft Office programs generate an Unable to open . Cannot download the information you requested message inside the MS Office program. Windows Update may also report an HTTP 403 error but it will display as error code 0x80244018 or with the following message: WU_E_PT_HTTP_STATUS_FORBIDDEN. Cause of 403 Forbidden Errors The 403 Forbidden error is an HTTP status code that means that accessing the page or resource you were trying to reach is absolutely forbidden for some reason. In other words: "Go away and don't come back here." Note: Microsoft IIS web servers provide more specific information about the cause of 403 Forbidden errors by suffixing a number after the 403 as in HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden which means Directory listing denied. You can see a complete list here. How To Fix the 403 Forbidden Error? 1. Check for URL errors and make sure you're specifying an actual web page file name and extension, not just a directory. Most websites are configured to disallow directory browsing so a 403 Forbidden message when trying to display a folder instead of a specific page is normal and expected. Important: This is, by far, the most common reason for a web site to return the 403 Forbidden error. Be sure you fully explore this possibility before investing time in the troubleshooting below. Tip: If you operate the website in question, and you want to prevent 403 errors in these cases, enable directory browsing in your web server software. 2. Clear your browser’s cache. 3. Issues with a cached version of the page you're viewing could be causing 403 Forbidden issues. 4. Log in to the website, assuming it's possible and appropriate to do so. A 403 Forbidden message could mean that you need additional access before you can view the page. Typically, a website produces a 401 Unauthorized error when special permission is required but sometimes a 403 Forbidden is used instead. 5. Clear your browser's cookies, especially if you typically log in to this website and logging in again (the last step) didn't work. Note: While we're talking about cookies, be sure you have them enabled in your browser, or at least for this website, if you do actually log in to access this page. The 403 Forbidden error in particular indicates that cookies may be involved in obtaining proper access. 6. Contact the website directly. It's possible that the 403 Forbidden error is a mistake, everyone else is seeing it too, and the website isn't yet aware of the problem. You can often find a website's contact information through a WHOIS search, using the domain name (e.g. mtv.com) as your search term. If an email address isn't listed, you might have luck emailing [email protected], replacing website.com with the actual website name. Another option is to contact the site via one of their social networking profiles. 7. Contact your ISP if you still getting the 403 error, especially if you've contacted the website in question and they say everything is good on their end. It's possible that your public IP address, or your entire Internet Service Provider, has been blacklisted, a situation that could produce a 403 Forbidden error, usually on all pages on one or more sites. Tip: See my How To Talk To Tech Support for some help on communicating this issue to your ISP. 8. Come back later. Once you've verified that the page you're accessing is the correct one and that the HTTP 403 error is being seen by more than just you, just revisit the page on a regular basis until the problem is fixed.
  22. Hi guys, Here are some tips for Windows 7 below and hopefully you can get help from it. Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts Use the below Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts to make the most of your Windows 7 experience. Windows key and the arrow keys Pressing the Windows key and Left or Right arrow keys will dock the window your viewing to the left or right-hand side of the screen. Pressing the Windows key and the Up arrow will maximize a window and pressing the Windows key and the Down arrow will resize and then minimize the window. Use Shift: To stretch a window vertically, press the Windows key + Shift + the Up arrow. If you have multiple monitors use the Windows key + Shift + the Left or Right arrow keys to move the window to another monitor. Windows key and plus and minus keys If you ever need to zoom in or out of what is being displayed on your screen press the Windows key and the + (plus) or - (minus) keys. Pressing the plus zooms in and once zoomed in the minus will zoom out. Clear all background programs If you are not viewing a window in full screen and have other windows open in the background clear all background open windows by pressing the Windows key + theHome key. Use the Windows 7 search Find and run anything in Windows by using the Windows 7 search box. Click the Start orb or press then Windows key and type the name of the program you wish to run or file you wish to edit. Windows 7 will usually do a good job at finding an exact match and simply pressing enter will execute that program or open that file. If more than one match is found, use the up and down arrow keys to select the file you wish to open and then press Enter. Running as administrator: Some programs may require administrator mode in order to function properly. You can run any program as administrator from the search box by typing the name of the program you want to run and then instead of pressing Enter to run the program press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run as administrator. If you want to click and run a program as administrator hold down the Ctrl+Shift and then click the icon. Take full advantage of the Taskbar Pin programs to the Taskbar All programs can be pinned to the Taskbar and allow easy access to your favorite programs without having to use the Start Menu. To Pin a program to the Taskbar right-click on the program or shortcut to the program and in the menu choose the Pin to Taskbar option. Alternatively you can also drag the icon to the Taskbar. If you want to remove a pinned program, right-click on the Taskbar icon and clickUnpin this program from the Taskbar. Alternatively you can also drag the icon off of the task bar and then click Unpin this program from the Taskbar. Move the icons and pinned programs Any pinned or opened program on the Taskbar can be moved and arranged. Left-click on any icon on the Taskbar and drag it to the location you want it to remain. Windows key and a number Pressing the Windows key and a number on the top row of your keyboard will open the Window corresponding to the open program on your Taskbar. For example, in the below picture of the Windows 7 Taskbar, Firefox i the first icon, Control panel is the second icon, and Adobe Photoshop is the third icon. If the Windows key + 3 was pressed, Adobe Photoshop would become the active window. To make it even easier arrange your icons (as mentioned above) from left to right by most frequently opened. Pin your favorite folder If you frequently access the same folder (e.g. your favorites, my documents, Dropbox, etc.) pin the folder to the Windows Explorer icon on the Taskbar. To do this drag your favorite folder to the Taskbar until you see Pin to Windows Explorer. Once pinned, right-click the Explorer icon to access that folder under the Pinned section. Open a second instance If you want to open a second instance or window of a program that is already open, press and hold the Shift key and then click the program icon on the Taskbar. Get to the Desktop Click the Desktop button on the far right edge of the Taskbar to get to the Desktop. Customize the Notification area Windows Vista and Windows 7 allow the Windows Notification area (aka Systray) to be modified. By default, many of the icons shown in the past are now hidden and give Windows a much cleaner look. Customize this area to make icons show or not show by clicking on the up arrow next to the icons and selecting Customize, as shown in the picture below. Once in Customize you can choose what programs show, don't show, or only show notifications. Improve the quality of your text Use the Windows ClearType Text Tuner to improve the overall quality of all text you read on your screen. To start the ClearType Text Tuner click the Start Orb and typecttune.exe and press Enter. Enable and disable Windows 7 features Turn on and off Windows features by clicking Start, typing features and press enter. In the Programs and Features window on the left-hand column click Turn Windows features on or off and in the Windows Features box check or uncheck the features you want enabled or disabled. Use the Reliability and Performance Monitor View the reliability history of your computer by using the Reliability Monitor. Click the Start orb and type reliability and press enter for View Reliability History. In the Reliability Monitor, you'll be able to view the overall reliability of your computer and be able to identify any past problems your computer has had. If you want to view the performance of your computer in real time use the Performance Monitor. Click the Start orb and type performance and press enter for the Performance Monitor. In the Performance Monitor, you can view your computers performance in real time or view a log of your systems performance. Re-enable underlined keyboard shortcuts By default, Windows 7 has the underlines for keyboard shortcuts like those shown in the picture to the right disabled. To re-enable these underlines in all Windows programs follow the below steps. 1. Open the Control Panel 2. In the Control Panel click Ease of Access 3. In Ease of Access click Change how your keyboard works 4. Finally, check the Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys and then click Ok. Rename multiple files at once To change the name of multiple files at once highlight all the files you wish to rename in Windows Explorer and press the F2 key. Type in the new name you wish to use for all files and press enter. Once done all files will be renamed to the name entered followed by a unique number. Install Windows Essentials Install missing Windows software by installing the free Windows Essentials software package that includes: Windows Live Family Safety, Windows Live Mail , Windows Live Messenger, SkyDrive for Windows, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Writer, and Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector.
  23. Hi guys, Many people may don't know how to enter the BIOS or CMOS setup and now we bring the following article to show you. Note: This document doesn't help users who cannot enter BIOS or CMOS setup because of a password. Because of the wide variety of computer and BIOS manufacturers over the evolution of computers, there are numerous ways to enter the BIOS or CMOS Setup. Below is a listing of the majority of these methods as well as other recommendations for entering the BIOS setup. New computers Computers that have been manufactured in the last few years will allow you to enter the CMOS by pressing one of the below five keys during the boot. Usually it's one of the first two. • F1 • F2 • DEL • ESC • F10 F10 is also often used for the boot menu. If F10 is the boot menu your computer is likely F2 to enter setup. A user will know when to press this key when they see a message similar to the example below as the computer is booting. Some older computers may also display a flashing block to indicate when to press the F1 or F2 keys. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup Tip: If your computer is a new computer and you are unsure of what key to press when the computer is booting, try pressing and holding one or more keys the keyboard. This will cause a stuck key error, which may allow you to enter the BIOS setup. Once you've successfully entered the CMOS setup you should see a screen similar to the example below. Older computers Unlike the computers of today, older computers (before 1995) had numerous different methods of entering the BIOS setup. Below is a listing of general key sequences that may have had to be pressed as the computer was booting. • CTRL + ALT + ESC • CTRL + ALT + INS • CTRL + ALT + ENTER • CTRL + ALT + S • PAGE UP KEY • PAGE DOWN KEY ACER BIOS If your computer is unable to boot or you wish to restore the BIOS back to bootable settings and your computer uses an ACER BIOS , press and hold the F10 key as you turn on the computer. While continuing to hold the F10 key, you should hear two beeps indicating that the settings have been restored. BIOS or CMOS diskettes Early 486, 386, and 286 computers may have required a floppy disk in order to enter the BIOS setup. These diskettes are known as ICU, BBU, and SCU disks. Because these diskettes are unique to your computer manufacturer, you must obtain the diskettes from them. See the computer manufacturers list for contact information. Early IBM computers Some models of early IBM computers required that the user press and hold both mouse buttons as the computer was booting in order to enter the BIOS setup. Other suggestions Finally, if none of the above suggestions help get you into your CMOS setup you can cause a stuck key error, which will usually cause the CMOS setup prompt to appear and remain until you press a key to continue. To do this press and hold any key on the keyboard and do not let go (you may get several beeps as you're doing this). Keep holding the key until the computer stops booting and you're prompted with an option to enter setup or to press another key to continue booting.
  24. Hi GUYS, Below is a list of our top ten Google tricks many people who use Google don't know about. Definitions Pull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want the definition for. For example, typing: define bravura would display the definition of that word. Local search Visit Google Local enter the area you want to search and the keyword of the place you want to find. For example, typing: restaurant at the above link would display local restaurants. Phone number lookup Enter a full phone number with area code to display the name and address associated with that phone number. Find weather and movies Type "weather" or "movies" followed by a zip code or city and state to display current weather conditions or movie theaters in your area. For example, typing weather 84101 gives you the current weather conditions for Salt Lake City, UT and the next four days. Typing movies 84101 would give you a link for show times for movies in that area. Track airline flight and packages Enter the airline and flight number to display the status of an airline flight and it's arrival time. For example, type: delta 123 to display this flight information if available. Google can also give a direct link to package tracking information if you enter a UPS, FedEx or USPS tracking number. Translate Translate text, a full web page, or search by using the Google Language Tools. Pages linked to you See what other web pages are linking to your website or blog by typing link: followed by your URL. Find PDF results only Add fileType: to your search to display results that only match a certain file type. For example, if you wanted to display PDF results only type: "dell xps" fileType:pdf -- this is a great way to find online manuals. Calculator Use the Google Search engine as a calculator by typing a math problem in the search. For example, typing: 100 + 200 would display results as 300. Stocks Quickly get to a stock quote price, chart, and related links by typing the stock symbol in Google. For example, typing: msft will display the stock information for Microsoft.
  25. Different sorts of computer startup problems call for different troubleshooting approaches. Read ahead to find out details about some common startup problems along with the ways to fix them. Most of the complains regarding computer problems pertain to either performance, speed or network issues. However, computer startup issues, though not as ubiquitous as the aforementioned ones, do occur and when they do, they're quite harassing! While issues related to task speed, OS performance and network issues can be troubleshot by following the right instructions, startup issues are a trifle difficult to diagnose and troubleshoot because, hello....it won't start up in the first place, fellas! Well, that doesn't mean you should give in to despair. The following segment is an attempt to make troubleshooting computer startup problems easier for you with a guide to diagnose exactly what reasons give rise to particular startup issues. How to Fix Computer Startup Problems From booting issues to pent-up battery life to loose cables to malware problems, there are a number of reasons why your computer may show reluctance to startup properly or it might flatly refuse to startup at all! Here are some common reasons why this happens, along with ways to fix them individually. Error Message Flashes Has it ever happened that whenever you try to startup your PC or laptop, an error message flashes, followed by consecutive rebooting attempts by your computer or failure to start up properly? Well, there can be two prominent reasons behind this error message thingy - either a file or service is attempting to load itself every time you turn your PC/laptop on and hindering the startup process or the remaining component of a recently deleted program is causing the mischief. In case you're using a Windows OS, you can configure your system to not load the file or program (that gets mentioned in the error message) while starting up. In case a component of a deleted program (which are program information that may remain if you had deleted the program manually) is behind the issue, the best way to get rid of it is to go ahead and reinstall the program all over again. Once you've done that, go to control panel and select the option Add or Remove Programs. Select the program you wish to remove from the list that is displayed and click on 'Yes', when asked, "Do you want to remove the program?". Problem in Loading OS Sometimes, the computer starts up and boots without a hitch but the truants begin when it attempts to load the OS. In such a case, switch to safe mode and check in Device Manager (Windows) to see if it's a fault with any of the drivers. In case of startup and OS loading problems in Windows XP, you can resort to System Restore to get your system back to the condition in which it started up and ran before this particular crash happened. Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR) This is one of the most common computer startup problems in Windows 7 and Windows Vista OS. A very accurate indicator of this issue is when you try the Startup Repair tool to fix it and it comes up with a clean chit, telling you no problem was found! One very common reason behind this misdiagnosis is running the tool when a USB flash drive is attached to your system. This causes the Startup Repair tool to scan and run the diagnosis for the USB drive rather than the system's inbuilt hard disk drive as it views the USB drive as a partition rather than an external attachment. The remedy is to uninstall and remove the external USB drive before running the Startup repair tool. This time, the diagnosis will be correct and you can easily repair the corrupted MBR by following the step by step instructions. OS Crash or Freeze Sometimes, a malware or virus can cause the OS to crash or the computer to freeze while loading. In Windows XP, this can be seen in the form of a blue screen that appears just after the Welcome screen, followed by a DOS setup kind of environment. No number of rebooting attempts can restore this and you can only run your computer on safe mode. The only remedy is to take the hard disc out manually, install it in another system and run a full Antivirus scan on it. Thereafter, the hard disc can be reinstalled to the original system and, if necessary, Windows may be reinstalled using the installation DVD or a bootable USB drive. Others A few other issues that can lead to startup problems include corruption of core system files, hardware malfunction issues leading to overheating, etc. In case of corrupted core system files, especially in Windows, you can get a copy of those files from a normally running system and replace the corrupted ones with the uncorrupted ones. Hardware malfunctions such as overheating due to fan not working and a dying motherboard battery need manual technical attention. I would suggest you solicit the help of a computer hardware technician to get the issue fixed if you yourself do not have adequate experience handling problems like these. A dead motherboard battery makes your system go back to factory settings, which makes starting up impossible. Replacing the battery is the only option here. You can diagnose battery problem by merely checking if your system clock has been consistently losing time. If so, you can get the battery replaced even before you face a total blackout situation. Those were some common startup issues faced by computer users. In case, the computer refuses to show any sign of life after switching on or despite being connected to a power source, the problem could be traced to a battery issue (in a notebook or laptop) or faulty connection and loose cables (in case of a desktop). In case of battery malfunction, you should check the adapter to see if it is charging your laptop battery properly. Also, in case of very old batteries, a sudden die-out isn't uncommon.
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