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Old 08-01-2004, 07:14 AM   #1
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OK, So the inspiration for this was taken from Blutos thread This it advice and the show that comes on british TV called trade secrets, the format of the show is lots of 30second clips from trade professionals on how to make your life easier.
And since practically everyone (myself included) often have trouble wth computers, I thought it'd be god to start a thread, which would end up a bit like an FAQ / Fountain of knowledge.

The first tip will be a re-worded version of Blutos post from th other thread...

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If you find your computer fails to switch on after you've reset your computer it could be something as simple as the reset button is stuck in the case.
A quick squiry of something like WD40 will loosen the button and enable you to switch on your PC again.


So please feel free to offer your advice to no particular question.
(and keep the thread clean so we can keep the thread open)
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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Check to make sure everything is plugged in.
Check that your power strip is turned on.
Check the switch on the power supply itself.
Check all cable connections-mouse and keyboard especially they get pulled loose.
Check for fan operation
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Old 08-01-2004, 07:55 PM   #3
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If your computer is going slow - Control Alt Delete and go into Processes, sort by User Name and see which are using up the most CPU time:

If explorer is using more than 5%: right click on it, and go to End Task (not End Task Tree). Wait a little while and you to File > Run Task and type explorer into the bar. This will open it up again.

If its a download program: go into that program's tools menu and make sure you're not uploading more than you can to other users. Keep your maximum uploads at the right amount at all times.

If its any other program being run by Your Username: Right Click and End Task Tree, and try to see what closed down when you did it. If it was a program, and it keeps on doing it - consider reinstalling it. If it was a game; then your system is just too slow. If it didn't seem to close down anything - search Google for the name of the process and see what it comes up with. Check with Ad-Aware in this case too just to make sure.

If it is System Idle Process or System: don't worry, they always take up what isn't being used up by other processes.

If it is a system process: again try and search on google for it to make sure its a Windows Process. If it is a Windows Process then check everynow and then if it keeps doing it. Consider reinstalling Windows if it does. If it isn't a Windows Process - download Ad-Aware and have a look to see whats up.

If nothing is doing anything: consider asking somebody about the problem or reinstalling Windows.




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Old 08-01-2004, 10:28 PM   #4
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Take that big shotgun stowed away above the mantle load it with a few rounds. Take direct aim at your computer and fire away.

Guns are the ultimate solution solver.
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:36 AM   #5
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If your going to test a new downloaded program.
Scan it with anti-virus 1st. Then make a resore point.
(that is if you have xp) if the progam makes your computer screw up , then just go back using system restore.

you may want to check your browser cauche , in internet properties, settings .
check how big it is, by default ...computers are usually set to 500mb....(60 to 80mb is all you need)

to get there...start/control panel/network and internet connections/internet options/settings.
(where it has a slider for amount of cache, put to 60 to 80mb)

Just 1 more thing....very important.
If your going to change or delete something from the registry. make shure you export the item or folder your changing.

That way if it does'nt work or messes up a program.you can import it back into the registry.(To make it like it was before it was changed)
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Old 08-05-2004, 02:37 PM   #6
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well, this link has been bannded around a bit, and I thought it might be good to put it here simply because it fits in with the theme of the thread.

When building a PC obviously everything uses a certain amount of power, how much power depends onm what it is.
check here http://(<a href="http://www.jscustom...r_supply/</a>)
to get am idea of how bigger power suplpy you'll need to get your computer working.
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yah... fix it teh russian way....
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Thats good advise. Russians can fix anything.
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except their failing economny hahahahhaha!
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Lol - they can fix anything physical then
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