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System restore stopped working

1. disk check shows 0 KB in bad sectors 2. pc is slow 3.small to large errors are showing up in windows xp (once it could not find any log on account )

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  • Brian Ebeling May 11, 2010

    restore stopped working? if it is the case of you know you had it running before and now system restore is shut off, you may have a virus situation.

    gimmie a little info--

    what antivirus software are you running?
    is it up to date?
    has it expired?

    dont worry, i'll help you just let me know and we'll go to the next step.


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Could be a virus. Could be a hard drive going bad. I would back ASAP!

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Those error codes don't really mean very much to the general consumer, but blue screens of deaths are caused by bad RAM memory in your computer, not viruses. I'm going to take a guess that your computer is either several years old and/or it constantly get quite warm? Heat can shorten the life of computer components by quite a bit. You may need to get one of your RAM cards replaced to solve this issue.

There's a free program called Memtest86 that you can run to determine if this is the case. It will scan all your memory and look for bad sectors. You can download it here: http://www.memtest86.com/ and burn it to a CD. What it does is create a bootable CD that will execute the program as the computer turns on to scan all the memory. There are full instructions on their website. The process can take an hour or two depending on how much memory your computer has, and if it turns up any bad sectors then you know what your problem is.

A computer can run with bad sectors in the memory, but it makes it unstable that it will keep bluescreening, so if you have bad sectors in your memory it might be better just to replace the RAM. Luckily, this isn't too expensive. For instance, if your computer has 4GB of memory, it probably has 2 2GB RAM cards installed. You can get a 2GB replacement notebook memory for, I'd say $30 or $40. Installing RAM is very simple, and if you're willing to install it yourself, it won't cost you more than that.

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By following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computerand keep it...


By following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computerand keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use thetools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) tomore efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy whenyou're online.

1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you freeup space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer.The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enablesyou to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identifiedfiles.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
  • Remove temporary Internet files.
  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
  • Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  • Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
Tip:Typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of spacebecause the browser caches each page you visit for faster access later.


2. Speed up access to dataDisk fragmentation slows theoverall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, thecomputer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece itback together. The response time can be significantly longer.
DiskDefragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented filesand folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a singlespace on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, withoutfragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthlyis optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.

3. Detect and repair disk errorsIn addition to running DiskCleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of yourcomputer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your harddisk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your harddrive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard diskperformance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving)difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans thehard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to seewhether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:
  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start
  7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.


4. Protect your computer against spywareSpywarecollects personal information without letting you know and withoutasking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames andpasswords, spyware can put you and your confidential information atrisk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper yourcomputer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to considerusing Microsoft Windows Defender, which is included in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, and is available as a free download for Microsoft XP SP2. Alternatively, there are other free anti-spyware software programs available.

5. Learn all about ReadyBoostIf you're using Windows 7 orWindows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A newconcept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatileflash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improveperformance without having to add additional memory.



on Jan 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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By following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computerand keep it...


By following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computerand keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use thetools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) tomore efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy whenyou're online.

1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you freeup space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer.The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enablesyou to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identifiedfiles.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
  • Remove temporary Internet files.
  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
  • Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  • Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
Tip:Typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of spacebecause the browser caches each page you visit for faster access later.


2. Speed up access to dataDisk fragmentation slows theoverall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, thecomputer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece itback together. The response time can be significantly longer.
DiskDefragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented filesand folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a singlespace on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, withoutfragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthlyis optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.

3. Detect and repair disk errorsIn addition to running DiskCleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of yourcomputer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your harddisk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your harddrive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard diskperformance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving)difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans thehard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to seewhether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:
  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start
  7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.


4. Protect your computer against spywareSpywarecollects personal information without letting you know and withoutasking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames andpasswords, spyware can put you and your confidential information atrisk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper yourcomputer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to considerusing Microsoft Windows Defender, which is included in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, and is available as a free download for Microsoft XP SP2. Alternatively, there are other free anti-spyware software programs available.

5. Learn all about ReadyBoostIf you're using Windows 7 orWindows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A newconcept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatileflash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improveperformance without having to add additional memory.



on Jan 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Bad sectors


Yes your hard drives electronics are failing. you need to replace your hard drive.

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My computer is running slow.


Many factors may cause your Windows 7 running slow: lack of memory, useless programs, wrong startup settings, junk files, registry redundancies, viruses or spyware and more.
If you computer is running slow or starting up slow, you may visit this article to learn more.

Jan 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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By following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to more efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy when you're online.

1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
  • Remove temporary Internet files.
  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
  • Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  • Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
Tip: Typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of space because the browser caches each page you visit for faster access later.


2. Speed up access to dataDisk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.
Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthly is optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.

3. Detect and repair disk errorsIn addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:
  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start
  7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.


4. Protect your computer against spywareSpyware collects personal information without letting you know and without asking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to consider using Microsoft Windows Defender, which is included in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, and is available as a free download for Microsoft XP SP2. Alternatively, there are other free anti-spyware software programs available.

5. Learn all about ReadyBoostIf you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A new concept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improve performance without having to add additional memory.



on Jan 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How can i speed up my aircel internet on pc


5 ways to speed up your PCBy following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to more efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy when you're online.
1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
  • Remove temporary Internet files.
  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
  • Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  • Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
2. Speed up access to dataDisk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.
Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthly is optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.
3. Detect and repair disk errorsIn addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:
  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
    checkdisk.jpgExample of Check Disk Local Disk dialog box

  7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.
4. Protect your computer against spywareSpyware collects personal information without letting you know and without asking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to consider using the PC safety scan from Windows Live OneCare. This scan is a free service and will help check for and remove viruses.
5. Learn all about ReadyBoostIf you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A new concept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improve performance without having to add additional memory.

Jun 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Window xp


The ScanDisk utility is not available in Windows XP. However, you can use the Error-Checking tool in Windows XP to check the integrity of your hard disk. To check for file system errors and bad sectors on your hard disk, follow these steps:
1.
Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the local disk that you want to check.
2.
Click Properties, and then click Tools.
3.
Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
4.
Under Check disk options, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.
5.
Click Start.

And please be more brief on your questions, and paste the error messages if you have them.

May 27, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Very slow at start up and shuts down at will.


hi, ( O.S - win XP / windows 7)
u need check the system virus/spy virus/Had disk bad sector. 1. After system ON press F8 key 3. Select the safe mode with command prompt 3. Type : chkdsk and enter it will check the bad sector,lost clusters,cross -linked files and lost clusters, directory errors. 4.If u found any Bad sector - u need format with Low level format Hard Disk / if not any bad sector (a) Run with Anti Virus with latest updates.
Rgd, Manju

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