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  1. 1. 1. Computing PC Support Search PC Support Fix a Problem Maintain Your PC Tips & Tricks Share PrintFree PC Support Newsletter!Sign UpDiscuss in my forum4 Common PC Problems and How To Fix ThemA List of Commonly Seen Computer Issues and How To Solve ThemBy Tim Fisher, About.com GuideSee More About:common pc problemsworking inside your pcwindows vista errorswindows xp errorsThere are thousands of problems that your PC could have, from an endless list of possible error messages to various hardware failures. Most of those problems might have several possible causesas well.Luckily, the majority of these potential issues are rare. The problems most computer users see are common errors and failures seen by many, many others.Thats great news because it means that chances are good that your problem has been well documented and can probably be solved by YOU!Below is a list of some of the most common PC problems that I see from my clients and readers:Computer Wont Turn On © miracle - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1022774Finding that your PC wont boot is a very, very common problem. Whether you mean that the computer is completely dead or it powers on but nothing happens, the result is the same - you cantuse your computer at all. Its scary.Luckily theres a lot you can do to troubleshoot this problem.AdsFix Computer Problems(Recommended) Free Download. Fixes PC problems in 2 minutes.fix-registry.winzip.comHow to Fix Slow ComputerGet More Computer Speed Instantly Follow These 3 Steps Immediately!SpeedMaxPc.comComputer RepairFriendly Computers Mobile Service virus removal, upgrades, data recovwww.friendlycomputers.com/portlandBlue Screen of Death (BSOD)
  2. 2. Theres a good chance youve heard of or seen the Blue Screen of Death. Its that all-blue screen with the computer code all over it that comes up as your computer "dies." Its actually caused aSTOP Error and there are many different kinds. STOP 0x0000008E and STOP 0x0000007B are two of the more common Blue Screen of Death errors.Browse through my complete list of STOP codes to find specific troubleshooting informatoin for the BSOD that youre seeing."404" / "Page Not Found" ErrorA 404 error means that whatever page you tried to reach on the Internet isnt there. Usually this means that you didnt type the correct address in the browser or that the link you used to try toaccess the page was wrong.Regardless of the reason, there are several things you can try to get past this common error."Hal.dll is Missing" ErrorError messages about missing DLL files are unfortunately very common but the "Hal.dll is Missing" error is one of the more common (and frustrating) ones. There are a lot of possible causes forthis problem, meaning there are several troubleshooting steps youll need to follow to cover all your bases.Fortunately theyre easy steps and with a little patience youll have your computer back in no time.Why Not Fix it Yourself? Save Money by Fixing Your Own PC!If You Decide to Take Your PC In: How To Talk to a PC Repair Pro Questions To Ask a Repair Service (and the Right Answers) Best Buy or the Little Guy? Who Wins?Related Articles Fix a Problem - Free Computer Help - Fix Computer Problems PC Support - Articles System Error Codes - List of System Error Codes: Code 500 to Code 599 - Err... Error Message - How To Troubleshoot an Error Message During Startup Computer Vision Syndrome and Eyestrain - A Natural Approach
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  16. 16. I received a lot of requests for copies of a document I published a year ago, Troubleshooting Common Computer Problems. At the suggestion of Edtech Sandy (aka Sandy Kendell), I tried toupload it through Google Docs to no avail (though it kind of worked in my WordPress.org site) so I’m guessing WordPress.com doesn’t allow Google Docs. Please feel free to disabuse me ofthat conclusion.I uploaded instead through my Scribd account. Here is the original document and a different way of displaying the same problems (viewed best in FireFox): View this document on Scribd View this document on ScribdJacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, a CCSS lesson plan manual, and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the authorof Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice bookreviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Cisco guest blogger, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, IMS tech expert, and a bi-weekly contributor to WriteAnything. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be ready next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.Follow me A D V E R T IS E M E N TRate this:3 VotesShare this: MoreLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. Comments
  17. 17. 1. nc ii says: August 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm Gee thanks for this wonderful post! You always give us great information. I personally find this interesting and really clears me off from my questions. I’m, beginning to know that I really learn lesser than I knew.. Anyway, thanks mate! Reply o Jacqui Murray says: August 21, 2011 at 7:34 am I’m always surprised how many parents of my students don’t know these simple solutions. They think I’m brilliant when their children come home with these fixes. Hehe. Reply2. Google Docs on WordPress « Ask a Tech Teacher says: March 14, 2012 at 12:53 am [...] you read my post claiming WordPress didn’t allow Google Docs, that’s old news now. It seems WordPress [...] Reply3. Nicolene Esperanza Menezes says: July 4, 2012 at 1:48 am Hi, I’m Nicolene Esperanza Menezes and I am from Cape Town, South Africa. I have a problem; When i turn my p.c on It powers up and makes one beep which is good but my monitor doesn’t go on even though my monitor goes on when any other p.c is connected to it. What is the problem and how do i solve it. Thank you. Reply o Jacqui Murray says: July 4, 2012 at 7:39 am Hi Nicole, I’m sure you wiggled the plugs–that’s always a good starting point. Then unplug, count to ten and replug. Sometimes (more times than you’d believe) that fixes it. If there’s no joy, it sounds like either the software for the video card in the computer box–the CPU–or the hardware itself. Is it still under warranty? Or, can you have someone check that? Good luck! This is definitely a problem a third grader can’t solve! Reply4. arjun says: July 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm
  18. 18. i double click on the icon then a circle actually rotates near da curser and in another ten second it goes off …. tats it the applications are not working …it happens for fifa 10 and fifa 12 but not with all in starting wen i tried fifa 12 it showed some dl_dx is missing and i used da dxl fixer and after tat i didnt get a mesage but instead am getting da circle rotates near da curser and goes …the app is not working.. .wat am i supposed to do Reply o Jacqui Murray says: July 6, 2012 at 7:44 am What app are you trying to use? Reply5. Irechukwu Confidence says: August 14, 2012 at 7:50 am pls I need a solution to my problem. My del laptop can not detect any external accessories or peripheral if I insert in my laptop port hub. Reply o Jacqui Murray says: August 14, 2012 at 7:55 am Check your drivers for the port. They may need an update. I have a similar problem right now with my HDMI port. Reply6. anita says: August 16, 2012 at 5:36 am why cpu makes a beep sound. Reply o Jacqui Murray says: August 16, 2012 at 8:39 am Many beep sounds are standard. Is it giving you a problem? Reply7. abs says: August 17, 2012 at 4:24 am i see a green line left side of my screen. it is present even in the time of booting. will you tell me a solution ? pls…….
  19. 19. Replyo Jacqui Murray says: August 17, 2012 at 8:54 am It sounds like a hardware issue. How old is the monitor? Reply abs says: August 18, 2012 at 4:18 am just 2 years Jacqui Murray says: August 18, 2012 at 7:05 am That’s not very old. Monitors should last 5+ years. It could be a driver issue, but those are hard to diagnose via internet. Are your video drivers up to date? What do you think? Leave a comment and Ill reply. Weekend Websites–Where’d My Newsletter Go! Tech Tip #70: Save Energy While Searching Recent Comments Jacqui Murray on Now Available: K-8 Keyboard… Sohna on Now Available: K-8 Keyboard… Dear Otto: What’s a … on Dear Otto: What’s a good… Do Your Children Nee… on ISTE Debrief: Don’t Hide… Jacqui Murray on Now Available: K-8 Keyboard… About Jacqui Murray Jacqui Murray has Bachelor degrees in Russian and Economics and a Masters in Business. She is a thrice-weekly contributor to Examiner.com on technology issues and is a featured columnist for several websites on how to connect classroom inquiry with technology. She is the author of nine textbooks and twelve ebooks on bringing technology into the elementary and middle school classroom, the webmaster for Ask a Tech Teacher, and teaches K-8 technology at a small private school in Southern California where she has taught for twelve years, after teaching at the community college level for twenty years. Currently, she’s working on her next ebook, How to Not Hate Your Computer. She lives with her husband John and yellow Lab Casey and spends as much time as possible with her two adult children, one a Navy officer and the other a new enlistee in the Army Signal Corps.
  20. 20. Blog at WordPress.com. | Theme: Greyzed by The Forge Web Creations. Follow Follow “Ask a Tech Teacher” Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Join 3,131 other followers Sign me up Powered by WordPress.com1. Industries2. Employer Services3. Job Search Home Job Seekers Resources & Tools Interview Tips Register with LINK Search Jobs Why LINK Staffing? Steps to Registering Testimonials Resources & Tools Resume Writing Tips Interview Tips Frequently Asked Questions Corporate Positions Resources & Tools: Interview Tips Since first impressions do count, here are a few tips to help you look and feel confident before and during your interview: Investigate the Company Play the role of a detective: research their website, uncover information from your LINK representative, "investigate" the companys product or service. Build a case why you want to work for the company. Take Care Of Business Your body should be unscented. Your hair washed; your hands and nails clean. Dress for success. Dont smoke before an interview. Dont chew gum or mints during an interview. Personal Items Turn off your cell phone, vibrate mode is still a distraction. Leave all personal items in the car. Be Early For Your Interview Get to the interview 10-15 minutes early in case you have to complete any paperwork. Take a copy of your resume to give to the interviewer. Show Confidence Be prepared. Make eye contact. Shake hands when you enter. Be enthusiastic and glad that you are there. Ask before sitting down or wait to be invited to take a seat. Shake hands when you leave and thank the interviewer for their time.
  21. 21. Ask QuestionsYou want to be a good listener, and dont interrupt the interviewer when they are speaking. Answer all thequestions, but dont be afraid to ask questions, too. You will flatter your interviewer.Respect The Interviewers TimeWatch your interviewers body language. If he or she starts to fidget, or look at their watch then go for theclose. See the explanation below under this commonly asked question, "Do you have any questions?"Commonly Asked QuestionsHere are several commonly asked questions that you should be prepared to answer:Why did you leave your last job?Be honest. Think about how you will answer this question before going to the interview. Dont get caughtsaying bad things about an employer or supervisor. Instead, focus on what you want to do in the future andkeep the conversation positive.Tell me about yourself.Talk about your job skills and strengths. Describe specific examples of how you have used your skills andstrengths on the job. Be careful not to delve into your personal life too much, if at all.What are your strengths?Give a few on-the-job examples: detail oriented, good communicator, team player, problem solver, good withmy hands, etc.What are your weaknesses?This is not the time to reveal short tempered, late for work, and bad back. Pick a weakness you are working toovercome such as computer skills, juggling multiple projects, and time management.What makes you well suited for the position?Link your strengths to what you know about the company.Why do you want to work here?Mention something that you learned from the companys website. "I like your focus on customer service. Thatsone of my strengths." Do not talk about salary, benefits or lunch breaks.What did you like best about your last job?Talk about a personal accomplishment or a company achievement.What did you like least about your last job?Dont be negative about the company. Be positive about your future: "There was no opportunity foradvancement."Do you have any questions?Go for the close: "I know I will make a valued contribution to your company, what are the next steps in yourhiring process?"Find full-time, part-time, temp or temp-to-hire work through LINK Staffing. Start searching jobs now! Enter State or ZipFollow LINK Staffing for thelatest updates and opportunities.Sign up for email updates.Your job candidate knows more about your company than you do. What the heck is goingon?Posted December 2, 2011
  22. 22. When a job candidate enters your office these days, he or she may seem to know an awful lot about your company.And not just about the business end, either. You may be asked questions that could only be prompted by an insider’sknowledge of what it’s likeNew job seekers, click hereSearch Jobs | Employers | Testimonials | News | Blog | Franchise | Login | Contact Us | Home Search... ©2011 LINK Staffing Services. All rights reserved. Microsite Manager | Privacy | Legal | Site Map Search Home Topics Computer RepairComputer Problems and SolutionsYou do not need to call in help every time your computer faces minor glitches. Read the following article to get acquainted to the various methods to fixcommon PC problems yourself.Ads by Google(Recommended Download) (New) Instantly Speed Up Your PC. #1 Download for 2012. Rated 5/5! myturbopc.comIf you have a computer or PC, it will surely help in easing most of your problems. But with every computer comes along many headaches andcomplications, sooner or later. A computer is a machine and every machine breaks down sometime or the other. You do not need to run to the computertechnician every time your PC crashes or is attached by a malicious software. If you know some simple solutions to the most common computerproblems, it will help you save a lot of time and money. These glitches that can be solved by a common person like you and me in the world ofcomputers.There are many PC owners who think every time they face a problem with computer, they should contact professional help. True, but not every problemneeds to be addressed by a computer expert.How to Fix Computer Problems?Problems with computer are divided into two groups, i.e., hardware problems and software problems. The hardware problems are related to theperipheral parts of the computer like the CD drive, hard disk, monitor, keyboard, etc. The software problems are more complicated. These problemsinclude problems like modem problems, Windows not starting, drivers not found, etc. Understand what is causing the glitch and follow the standard
  23. 23. procedure to solve the problem. The following are a few common problems and solutions to help you overcome the technical snag.After Power OutageToday there are many sudden power outages, voltage problems and spikes that can damage computers. These damages cause many technical andsoftware snags and interrupt your work. This leads to loss of data, damage to the hardware, etc. due to sudden power outage. This is a solution to thistrouble is use of uninterrupted power supply (UPS). The UPS can provide a constant flow of energy to the computer, even if you encounter a suddenpower outage. This will provide you with ample time to save your data and shut down your PC, if needed.Computer Performance has Slowed DownYou may notice your computer has slowed down considerably and even a simple command execution takes ages. This is because your computer is loadedwith unnecessary files, fragmented data, corrupted registry, spyware programs, services, software, etc. that makes your computer slow down. Thus, youneed to manage your programs and delete unnecessary data and software that you do not use or need, clean your registry regularly to help boost atleast 30% of your computer performance speed.No Sound from SpeakersYou are in the mood to listen to some groovy music on your PC, but you get no sound from speakers, the solution to is to check the back of the computerand see if all the connectors are properly connected. The speaker or single stereo speaker plug should be put into the socket on the soundcard that has amark Audio Out.Computer Monitor Displays Fuzzy ImagesA computer monitor is the display unit of the computer that is sensitive to electro-magnetic radiations. These electro-magnetic radiations are transmittedfrom the TV, radio, microwaves, dishwashers, washing machines, speakers, etc. Mobile phones transmit electro-magnetic radiations that is one of themain cause of monitor displaying fuzzy images. Thus, move away these disturbances away from the monitor and this problem with computer monitor willbe fixed.Computer Freezes with Blue Screen Hijacking Your DisplayThere are many problems that can cause your computer screen to freeze and blue screen to appear. This screen is called the Blue Screen of Death(BSOD). This may be due to a spyware or computer viruses that have affected your computer. You need to update your anti-spyware and scan yourcomputer for any viruses. If your computer is free from any such malicious software, then you may need to update your hardware drive. A hardwaredrive that is not updated may cause the CPU to lock up and interrupt working of the computer. If you find the problem cropping up even after a hardwaredrive update, then you may need to increase computer RAM. When you increase the RAM, the computing power increases and you will also be able toavoid the computer freeze. At times, BSOD may appear due to critical errors in the driver, software or registry problems. Windows may have to repair orreinstall missing components. If you do not find any visible cause, it would be wise to call the computer technician.Computer Reboots Itself Again and AgainAnother common problem with computers. In order to fix the problem of rebooting itself again and again, you will need to check the hardware. You mayhave a faulty power supply, defective or dirty cooling fan, etc., that may cause the computer to reboot again and again. The dust that accumulates on thefan, makes it heat up faster and in order to cool down the computer automatically switches off. Thus, clean the fan and check for power supply. Followingthese simple steps will help you to solve these problems with computer.Computer Makes Strange NoisesNoises and vibrations from your computer are a hardware problem. Many electronic parts can make high pitch noises. You need to switch off yourcomputer and unplug it from the power supply. Now remove the case from the CPU and restart your computer. Locate the origin of noise and then switchoff the computer and unplug it. It may be a faulty fan, loose wire or screw. This means you will need to call the computer technician to help you solveyour problems with computer, regarding these type of problems.Windows Having Problems in Shutting Down ProperlyYou may have come across the message Windows Shutting Down instead of It is now safe to switch off you computer. This is because a program hasnot unloaded itself properly that makes the computer insist to run a scandisk the next time you switch on. You need to close all the programs before yourshut down your PC and if it is not done, the computer waits for the program to close. It may happen you get the message Do you want to shut thisprogram down or wait or you may not. When you dont get such a message it results in what we call the hanging of the operating system. The solution isnot to install Direct X whenever you install a game. Most games have their version of Direct X that makes the files out of sync. Thus, install the latestversion of Direct X and not the games version. You may need to also check USB devices, task scheduler, virus scanners, etc. and reinstall them ifnecessary. This will lead to correct installation and the problems with computer may reduce.Computer Gives Error Messages on Start-upMany times when you switch on you computer you see error messages on your screen. These messages may appear such as, abclink.xyz missing ordamaged - press any key to continue. If you see this message, you need to press keys for about 8 to 10 times, before Windows actually resumes. Thishappens when you delete a program instead of actually un-installing it. If you wish to get rid of any program, go to Control panel ---> Programs --->Programs and Features. Here, you will find a list of programs installed on your computer. Select the specific you wish to delete and click on Uninstall. Theprogram will be removed from your system and next time you switch on your PC, you will not get any error messages saying a link is missing.Low Virtual MemoryDo you keep getting an annoying message that says system running low on virtual memory? If yes, it means your computer is running short of RAM,that is, Random Access Memory. So, to solve this problem, you need to increase the size of your computer memory. Windows 7 users need at least 1 GBof RAM, Windows Vista needs 512 MB of Ram and Windows XP requires minimum 256 MB RAM. Visit your local computer dealer and purchase morememory from him. The dealer may even install the memory for you. This will help you get rid of low virtual memory.You can avoid these problems if you are aware of the various steps needed for computer maintenance. You should read the manual given with computerbefore you begin using it. Yes, the manual may sound Greek to you, but its always better to know the simple precautions to be taken. Thetroubleshooting is not an easy task. If you do not understand anything or are still apprehensive about these troubleshooting, then it is a better idea toconsult a computer technician. You have many articles on the Internet that help you find solutions to various problems with computer. You do not need to
  24. 24. be genius to diagnose and troubleshoot a simple problem. Many times a bit of presence of mind and common sense will help you overcome obstacles ofthe technical world.By Batul Nafisa BaxamusaLast Updated: 1/10/2012Ads by GoogleComputer Repair Near You Enter your zip code & find info on computer technicians. Search now. www.ComputerRepairNearYou.comCain Knows Macs, LLC Helping PDX metro area since 1999 Troubleshooting & consultation www.cainknowsmacs.comComputer Repair Download Quick & Easy Windows Error Fix! Download & Fix Now – Takes 3 Min. www.ErrorTeck.comComputer Repair Service Trusted Experts Thatll Fix Your Computer. Low Cost. Act Now! smarter.com/ComputerRepairServiceA+ PC Repair Training Instructor-Led, Hands-On Training. Day, Evening, & Weekend Courses. www.atg.orgConnectWise: The #1 PSA Trusted Worldwide By Over 50,000 IT Professionals. Take the Free Tour! www.ConnectWise.comComputer Repair Sanders PC Repair offers the best price in town! 24/7 on site service facebook.com/SandersRepairDont MissHow to Start Your Own Computer Repair BusinessComputer Repair PricesComputer Maintenance: Agreement and Contract TipsAlso Check OutComputer Keeps Rebooting ItselfComputer Freezes RandomlyComputer Keeps Shutting DownA Lil More To ExploreComputer Keeps Restarting On Its OwnComputer Freezes After Startup - Troubleshooting TipsComputer Startup ProblemsMore BuzzleInterpretation of Computer Error Beep CodesFix Cyclic Redundancy Check ErrorPrint Screen Not Working - Troubleshooting TipsBouquets and Brickbats | What Others SaidName: Post About Buzzle | Privacy Policy ©2000-2011, 2012 Buzzle.com®. All rights reserved.

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