How come the background I set goes away when I restart my computer? 

by on December 21, 2010

Q: When I start my computer I put a background but when I turn it off and back on my desktop background disappears. Why does it do that and how can I fix that?


How come all my desktop icons are gone and I cannot create new folders? 

by on December 15, 2010

Q: Not only have the desktop icons disappear. but I can no longer create a new folder, I right click on the desktop and the dialog box shows the new folder option but when I click on it I get nothing. Many thanks for your time.


Why does it take so long to show icons on the desktop? 

by on November 30, 2010

Q: Why does it take so long to load icons to show on desktop?


Why do my desktop icon disappear and then reappear after I check show desktop icons? 

by on November 28, 2010

Q: I start the computer I can see the desk top for a minutes and they disappear. I check off show desktop icon and rechecked and they are back. please help I have win 7.


Will a $300 desktop be good enough for surfing and chatting? 

by on November 11, 2010

Q: I am looking for a new computer on a budget. Best Buy sells the following for about $300, is it any good? Compaq – Presario Desktop / AMD Athlon II Processor / 2GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive Model: CQ5600Y | SKU: 1254175

I do NOT store or watch movies, I do NOT play video games, I do NOT need large storage capacity. I use my computer for writing, surfing and chatting.

Any comments on the above machine?


Is it possible to increase the size of icons and text on my desktop using the mouse? 

by on October 8, 2010

Q: What would cause the text and everything else to become larger when I did not go to the Control Panel to reset it. At the time I was on Facebook and I suppose I had my palm on the mouse too long. When I removed my hand off the mouse everything became larger. I was on my sister’s Acer laptop and could not reset it to make it smaller. What happened?


How come everything but my wallpaper has disappeared from my screen? 

by on September 27, 2010

Q: Everything but my wallpaper has disappeared from my desktop. No buttons on my keyboard work and my mouse does nothing but move the cursor across the screen. How can I get everything working again?


Why do I have a tiny spinning cube in the top left hand corner of my screen? 

by on August 27, 2010

Q: I have a tiny spinning cube on the upper left hand corner of my desktop screen. What is it and how do I remove it?


Desktop or Laptop? Dell or Acer? 

by on August 5, 2010

Q: I am a fashion student, gamer, photographer, videographer, and general media nut! I need lots of memory, a video card, the latest Windows, and something internet ready & super fast!

What would be best for me?


How can I get wireless Internet on my desktop by way of my laptop? 

by on June 8, 2010

Q: How can I make my desktop get internet from my laptops wireless (neighbors open signal) using my Belkin g wireless (f5d7234-4) and/or Linksys RangePlus Wireless Network usb Adapter Model wusb100 ver.2? I’ve tried re-configuring my routers config and also getting on laptops signal and checking internet sharing, and I have had no luck. Can anyone tell how I can do this?