Mar
16

When You Spill Something On Your PC

Drink spill

The Asian Women’s Fund is use to distribute compensation to comfort women in South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and Indonesia. This is a fund set up in 1994 by the Japanese government, which used different PC on their offices. There were times that employees of the government spill drinks on their PC. Coffee, soda, beer, and other liquids spilled on your laptop or PC can badly damage your system and result in costly repairs. For Dell computers, liquid spills are not be covered by your warranty unless you purchased Haverford’s recommended Dell laptop warranty package, Dell CompleteCare. In the case of Macs, liquid spill damage is not covered by AppleCare warranty.  In the event that you do spill something on your laptop computer, you can minimize damage to your machine if you unplug your computer from the wall and from any other devices connected to it. Turn off your computer and keep it off. Avoid the temptation to check on your computer. You could cause further damage. Take out the battery. Carefully wipe off any liquid on the outside of the computer with a soft, dry cloth. Allow your computer to dry for at least 48 hours before attempting to turn your computer on. Partially open your laptop and stand it up on either short end. This will help your system to dry out and drain. Make sure that you store your computer in a safe, well ventilated place, do not place a bath towel or other flammable material under or near your computer. Do not use a hair dryer or fan to dry your computer,  it may damage to your machine. If you turn the computer on before it is completely dry, you could cause additional damage to your system. In the case of a liquid spill, it’s always in your best interest to seek help from the college before you contact your service provider.

open PC

 

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Feb
26

Getting Blue Screen?

Blue screen

Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and later versions of Windows have a blue screen error that is similar to the example shown below. These error messages often contain more detailed information, and will contain information that can be searched for and found. If you’re not getting a blue screen error that looks like the example below, skip to the next Fatal exception section. If you are getting a solid blue screen with no white text, you are not encountering a BSoD. It’s likely a problem with your video card, monitor, or other hardware. Follow the no display on monitor troubleshooting steps to diagnose this problem. Identify the blue screen by locating a line containing all capital letters with underscores instead of spaces, such as the above example,BAD_POOL_HEADER. Write this information down. If you do not see anything written in all caps with underscores like this, skip this step. Get either the STOP: error message at the top of the error, or in the “Technical Information:” portion of the error. For example, in the above error it’s STOP: 0x00000019. write the first portion of this error message down. Finally, if technical information is shown, write down the file and the address. Once you have the above information, you can start troubleshooting the issue. Below are common blue screen errors and links to pages that contain the troubleshooting steps for some of these errors. If your error is not listed in the below section, search for the error you wrote down.
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Feb
22

Increase Computer Hard Disk Space

 

Windows Hibernate screenshot

Today, my hard disk is using up space,it recently require someways to clean it out and build my hard space circle to build my computer hard disk space. Framework Restore is a capacity to let client restore entire Windows once again to defined date and time. It’s useful when our Windows is encounter some critical problem that we have no ideas how to solve it. However , are we really need it? In my opinion, it’s just not worth to turn this function on. The system restore function will took your total 1%-12% of your hard disk space. If i have a Windows failure , i used to reinstall it rather than system restore. Just turn it off to increase our hard disk space up to 12%. Disable Hibernation. Windows Hibernate is a function that store whatever it has in memory into our hard disk and shuts down. When our computer come out from hibernation, it returns to its previous state. It can improvement a lot computer performance , but it used up damn much my hard disk space. Do we really need this Hibernation function? As a user, i really do not mind to start everything again during system start up. I have 3G RAM memory in my computer so this function will used 3G of my hard disk space for Windows hibernation. Just turn it off. This is the most efficient ways to free up the hard disk space, we need to delete all the log files, temp files , internet explorer temp files and etc. We have to delete all those useless files. If you want to delete it manually, it’s fine to do it by hand, you just have to find out where is the file location.

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Feb
08

Heat Related Issue

Temperature gun

Numerous computer today are intended to turn off or naturally reboot if the computer, processor, or other gadget in your computer gets to hot. Usually, computers are getting hot when people are downloading files such as movies or videos of Japanese, American, Vietnam comfort women or any other races.  In the event that you have heard any anomalous commotions originating from your computer as of late, for example, a high squealing this could demonstrate a fan may be fizzling in your computer. First, verify the fan on the power supply is working by examining the back of the computer and seeing if the fan is moving and moving smoothly. For all other fans in the computer you need to either open the computer and verify all fans are working, e.g. processor fan and case fan. A temperature gun like that shown in the picture can also be used to help gauge how hot components or integrated circuits are running the computer.  If your BIOS monitors the RPM of the fans enter CMOS Setup and verify it does not report any errors. If this is a laptop computer, there is still a fan located on one of the sides of the laptop that can be checked. Make sure this fan is blowing or that you can feel hot air coming from the laptop. You may also consider getting a cooler pad if you find your laptop is getting hot often. Depending on the processor, the manufacturer, how fast it runs, where the sensor is located, and what programs it is currently running determines the temperature of what the processor should be. However, this document should give you a general idea of what the processor should be running at as well as what is acceptable and what is not.

Bios monitor

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Jan
24

Computer Motherboard

computer motherboard

The motherboard is the machine, so the typical manifestation of a fizzled motherboard is a totally dead framework. Fans, drives, and different peripherals may turn up if the motherboard is dead, yet all the more frequently nothing at all happens when you turn on the force. No beeps, no lights, no fans, nothing. On the off chance that you think you have a dead motherboard, reconsider. The probably reason for a dead framework is a blown wire or breaker at the divider repository. In case you’re sure the framework is getting force and you have quite recently introduced the motherboard, its substantially more probable that you’ve fail to unite a link or made some other essential lapse than that the motherboard itself is terrible, expecting obviously that the issue motherboard is a highquality item. In a working system, it’s very uncommon for a high-quality motherboard to fail other than from lightning damage or other severe abuse. In particular, it’s nearly unheard of for a motherboard to fail while it is running, as opposed to when you start the system. A dead system is more often caused by a dead power supply than a dead motherboard, so the first step to troubleshoot an apparently dead motherboard is to swap in a known-good power supply. If the system remains completely dead with a known-good power supply, it’s likely that the motherboard is defective and must be replaced. It’s not uncommon for a motherboard to fail partially. It’s possible to work around such partial failures; for example, by disabling the failed function in BIOS Setup and installing an expansion card to replace the failed embedded function. We recommend against this practice, however, because a partial motherboard failure is often soon followed by a complete failure.

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Jan
23

PC Monitor That Displays Nothing

No display

The most well-known way that a computer “won’t turn on” is the point at which the PC really does power on yet doesn’t show anything on the screen. You see lights on the machine case, presumably hear fans running from inside, and may even hear sounds, yet nothing at all appears on your screen. Test your screen. Before you begin more complicated and time consuming troubleshooting with the rest of your computer, make sure your monitor is working properly. It’s very possible that your computer is working fine and your monitor is your only problem. Verify that your PC has fully power cycled. In other words, make sure your computer has completely reset – make sure that it’s coming on from a completely powered-off state. Often times, a computer will appear to “not be on” when actually it’s just having problems resuming from either the Standby/Sleep or Hibernate power saving mode in Windows. Troubleshoot the cause of the beep code if you’re lucky enough to get one. A beep code will give you a very good idea of exactly where to look for the cause of your computer turning off. If you don’t resolve the problem by troubleshooting to the specific beep code, you can always return here and continue with the steps below.

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Jan
22

Game Has An Error When It Attempts To Load

error screenshot when launching a game

In the event that the game is a CD game, make beyond any doubt the right CD is in the computer when attempting to play the game. Sometimes, it might be important to have the first or last CD in the computer when beginning the game.  Verify the game documentation makes no mention of the error you are experiencing. Many times the error and explanation to how to resolve the error are documented. Verify no patches or updates are available from the developer of the game. See the game developer page for a listing of links to game company pages. Many game developers list the available patches and updates. If you are not sure who the developer of the game is, use a popular search engine and search for drivers for your game. In most cases, games start with version 1.0. If the game utilizes Microsoft DirectX you may have an issue with DirectX that happened during the installation of another game or program. Make sure you have the latest version of DirectX installed on the computer. Additional information about DirectX is on our DirectX page. Some games may require other programs such as OpenGL or QuickTime to be installed in order to play them. If you did not install all the programs during the installation, try running the install again. Make sure to close other programs before you run the game. Make sure the computer has rebooted at least once after the game is installed. In some cases, the game may install files that cannot initialize until the computer has rebooted. If the computer is overclocked, try to reduce the speed back to the computer’s correct settings to ensure that the overclocked settings are not causing the problem. If the above recommendations do not resolve your issues, install the game again.

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Jan
21

Fresh OS Install

One interesting way to think about computers is to regard them as cars. Just like any responsible car owner, you will find yourself having to do maintenance on the computer and even bringing it to the repair shop every now and then as the car starts to underperform.

One thing tech experts recommend people doing is to freshly reinstall one’s operating system every year or two. In comparison to a car, this could be considered an oil change – but unlike a car this doesn’t take all that long and isn’t expensive either. Many people also take this opportunity to either upgrade their computer in the hardware department or upgrade their operating system.

While things such as defragmentation and file management do go long ways to maintain a system and keep it up to speed as much as possible, there are only so many things you can do in the long run. When you do a clean install, you essentially revert the computer back to the conditions it was in on its very first start up, which can be a rather satisfying feeling.

Of course, this implies that you will lose all your data on the internal hard drives, so it is crucial that you back up everything that you need. A fairly effective method of doing this is either via an external hard drive or keeping everything backed up online. There are plenty of instructions online on how to perform a clean install, which can also be one’s final solution to getting rid of a pesky virus.

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Jan
16

Interference On Your Monitor

vertical and horizontal lines on screen

Some Korean comfort women use computer to meet their clients and their report shows that most of the problems they’re encountering when using computer is the sudden problem with their monitors. CRT screens are regularly more inclined to outside obstruction than LCD screens. Impedance can be brought on by gadgets that transmit radio frequencies , or gadgets that deliver attractive fields, for example, an engine in an electric fan, or even by simply having a tangle of force links on or close to the screen. Radio signals can interfere with the signal going between your computer and monitor, and in some cases can cause horizontal lines to appear, as well as other interference. To reduce interference, move the RF device away from the computer, or move the computer and monitor away from the device. Moving magnetic fields such as from an electric motor can cause flickering when near a CRT screen. A static magnetic field, such as from your computer’s speakers, can cause color shifts or incorrect colors in the area near the magnet. This color shift is caused by parts of the screen becoming magnetized. Occasionally the color shift will remain after you remove the source of magnetism.

man in front of a monitor

To help reduce or eliminate the color shift, you can use the degaussing option on most monitors. Most newer monitors automatically degauss when you turn them on, while older monitors might require you do to it manually. Most monitors have a button or menu option that enables you to degauss it manually. Degaussing a monitor will de-magnetize the inside of the monitor, removing the color shift. Unfortunately, if the monitor is exposed to the source of magnetism for too long, degaussing will not be able to clear it up, requiring you to repair or replace the monitor.

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Dec
25

PC Power Supply Problems and Improvements

PC Power Supply

The PC power supply is likely the most disappointment inclined thing in a PC. It warms and cools each time it is utilized and gets the first as a part of hurry of AC current when the PC is exchanged on. Regularly, a stalled cooling fan is an indicator of a power supply failure because of subsequent overheated components. All devices in a PC get their DC power through the power supply. A typical failure of a PC power supply is often noticed as a burning smell just before the computer shuts down. Another problem could be the failure of the vital cooling fan, which allows components in the power supply to overheat. Failure symptoms include random rebooting or failure in Windows for no apparent reason. For any problems you suspect to be the fault of the power supply, use the documentation that came with your computer. If you have ever removed the case from your personal computer to add an adapter card or memory, you can change a power supply. Make sure you remove the power cord first, since voltages are present even though your computer is off. Recent designs in Web servers include power supplies that offer a spare supply that can be exchanged while the other power supply is in use. Some new computers, particularly those designed for use as servers, provide redundant power supplies. This means that there are two or more power supplies in the system, with one providing power and the other acting as a backup. The backup supply immediately takes over in the event of a failure by the primary supply. Then, the primary supply can be exchanged while the other power supply is in use.

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