How come my wireless connection on my Acer 3600 wont work after upgrading to Windows Vista? 

by on March 31, 2009

Q: I have an Acer 3600 when I upgraded to Vista my wireless light went off. How do I turn it back on to get wireless connection?

 
 

How do I slow the rate at which highlighted text in Word scrolls between pages? 

by on March 31, 2009

Q: How do I slow the rate at which highlighted text in Word scrolls between pages? I have Windows XP.

 
 

How do I turn a USB flash drive into a virtual DVD/CD drive to mount virtual DVD/CD? 

by on March 31, 2009

Q: How do I turn a USB flash drive into a virtual DVD/CD drive to mount virtual DVD/CD?

 
 

Is turning your computer off better than sleep mode when you wont use it for a few hours or overnight? 

by on March 31, 2009

Q: Should a computer be shut off if not used for several hours or even overnight? Or is it okay for it just to go into sleep mode?

 
 

Will installing Ad-Ware and Avast keep my system secure? 

by on March 30, 2009

Q: My old computer crashed so bought a new one. As a project I decide to try to fix the old one my self. I bought a scrubber and cleaned the system, reinstalled Windows XP and it works fine. I want to install Ad-Aware Free & Advast Free. Is this a good choice? Do I need Both? Is there other security I should install?

 
 

How come I cannot get my Linksys wireless router working with my desktop computer? 

by on March 30, 2009

Q: I am trying to set up a wireless router to work on my desktop PC so that I can also use my laptop. My problem is with my desktop PC. I am running Windows XP and trying to use a Linksys wireless router with model number WRT54GS. My broadband is through BrightHouse Networks (roadrunner).

Ok so here’s the problem. I first tried to run the CD installation disk that came with the router. I got through all the steps until I plugged the router into the wall (power). Well it sat there and sat there and then says the router is not connected. Well yes it was. So I tried resetting bother cable modem and router, tried accessing the router IP address to avail.

I found one interesting fact though. When I disconnect the Ethernet cord from the back of my computer my network card disappears. I can’t find it in the device manager or anything. If I reconnect the Ethernet cord to the computer I have to restore my computer to an earlier date in order for my network card to be there and am able to connect to the internet. Any suggestions?

 
 

How do I remove files to update my blackberry? 

by on March 29, 2009

Q: My computer has a file that does not show up in the program files but I can not use or update my blackberry because it tells me to delete the original file. How do I find this missing file and delete it?

 
 

What do I do when Windows XP wont even start up in safe mode? 

by on March 29, 2009

Q: I have Windows XP and upon startup I receive a Stop 0x00000051 (0X0000000D0, 0X00000001, 0X00000000, 0X00000006) error message and cannot startup the system in Safe Mode. What should I do?

 
 

Which drives should I defrag and what permissions do I need to do it? 

by on March 28, 2009

Q: I am using Windows 2000 Pro on an Omnibook 6100 and was wanting to defrag my laptop. When I accessed defrag , I only see volume C: to defrag. Is this all that I am able to defrag? Someone told me I have to have administrators access. What does that entail?

 
 

Should I get a 50″ LCD TV or a Plasma TV? 

by on March 28, 2009

Q: Looking for a flat screen TV about 47″ to 50″. Have heard that LCD is longer lasting than plasma, but others say plasma TV’s has better view from the side than LCD. Your help is greatly appreciated.