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I need to darken the text at present it's a light grey and very thin which is hard to read

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    What program are you using when the text looks like this?


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Right click on you desktop and use the properties or Personalize option. check your colors and apperance, and click the advanced tab. Their will be your color settings for you. you can click the picture above the dialog to choose which part you would like to modify. it also will give you your font options and explorer styles and apperances as well.
I hope this information will lead you to making your personalization of your pc easier.

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How do I enlarge font size?

Please try to use press and hold CTRL key AND SHIFT key AND press the [+](PLUS) key... IF the text gets bigger then keep pressing the plus key (keep holding the CTRL and the SHIFT keys) until it get big enough to see.... then release all keys...
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Hard Drive Basics and Beyond Part1

Hard Drive Basics and Beyond

The typical hard drive is basically not much different than an old fashioned tape recorder.
There are magnetic heads which record data to your hard drive platters then read them back as information is needed. I won't get into how this data is stored right now, since what you really need to know is how to repair, maintain and recover your own hard drive.

Remember, a hard drive is not memory or ram (Random Access Memory).
If your program tells you there is not enough ram available to run an application, it isn't telling you that your hard drive has run short on space, but that your memory (ram) is not large enough to handle the program. You can also increase Virtual memory by using an area of the hard drive
to mimic Ram which will allow the program to run.

Whether you have a Serial ATA (AT Attachment) or standard IDE (also known as EIDE or PATA) drive, the mechanics are pretty much the same.
HDDs record data by magnetizing ferromagnetic material directionally, to represent either a 0 or a 1 binary digit. They read the data back by detecting the magnetization of the material. A typical HDD design consists of a spindle that holds one or more flat circular disks called platters, onto which the data are recorded. The platters are made from a non-magnetic material, usually aluminum alloy or glass, and are coated with a thin layer of magnetic material.

But the real important thing we want to address here is just How they get damaged in that sealed environment, and how to avoid it.

The best way to manage a failing hard drive is to use the software that originally came packaged with it. A lot of times you will discover a smart drive error has occurred and sometimes this error is false, but usually cannot be undone.
When a failure is anticipated by S.M.A.R.T., the drive is typically replaced and returned to the manufacturer, who uses these dead drives to discover where faults lie and how to prevent them from reoccurring on the next generation of hard disk drives. None of which help you right now.

A word of warning here about care, handling and maintenance.

Never cover that little breathing hole on your hard drive with tape. It is even better to make sure it is face down to prevent dust collecting on the hole.
Due to the extremely close spacing between the heads and the disk surface, any contamination of the read-write heads or platters can lead to a head crash, (a failure of the disk in which the head scrapes across the platter surface), often grinding away the thin magnetic film and causing
data loss. Head crashes can be caused by electronic failure, a sudden power failure, physical shock, wear and tear, corrosion, or poorly manufactured platters and heads.
Very high humidity for extended periods can also corrode the heads and platters.

So what we want to do here is first save the drive, second test the drive for errors and third try a data read and write to be sure the hard drive can do what it was designed for, Store Data.
All of this can be done with the CD that came with your hard drive. For those who are testing and fixing a drive that came with their PC, a disk may be obtained by finding the manufacturers site who made your drive and downloading the apropriate Drive Manager software for your Hard drive.

on Mar 16, 2010 | PC Desktops


10 Power Tips for Presentations with Computer Projection

When was the last time you sat through a terrible presentation using computer projection? When was the last time you gave one? If you want to avoid disaster and give your career a boost then apply these ten tips the next time you present with the computer projector. And if you want to do a friend a favour then slide them a copy of these tips before their next presentation.

The biggest mistake is to believe that cool graphics will make up for your lack of presentation skills. If you can not cook - it does not matter how good the stove is. Use these tips to develop your presentation skills and work with the tools. The computer is only a tool. You are the presenter. When you present with multi-media you are more than a performer. You are a producer. Be aware and stay in control of what you and your technology are doing to the audience.

1. Stand on the left side as the audience sees you. Because we read from left to right your audience can look at you then follow your gesture to the screen. Their eyes are comfortably moving left to right, they read the text then they return to you. If you stood on the right side their eyes have to make too many movements to read the slides and watch you. If you present using Hebrew, (read right to left), stand on the right side of the screen. If you present using old Chinese, (top to bottom), climb on top of the screen, (just kidding).

2. You are the show. Be heard and be seen. Stand away from the computer and in the light. Use a remote mouse to get away from the computer. Too many people hide in the dark behind the laptop. Arrange the lighting in the room so that you are in the light while the screen is dark. You might need to unscrew some of the ceiling lights to get it right.

3. Turn off the screen savers on your computer - any that are part of the Windows software - plus the one that comes with the laptop. It is embarrassing for you to be talking about important points you thought were on the screen while they are looking at flying toasters or Bart Simpson. It is even worse when your energy saver kicks in and shuts it all down. Remember to adjust this as well.

4. Learn how to use the switch that toggles both screens on. Often this is a function key. This toggle controls whether your laptop or projector - or both are on. You want both on so you can look at the laptop while the audience watches the same image behind you on the screen. Occasionally glance quickly at the screen just to check. But put your laptop between you and the audience so you can be looking at your audience while speaking.

5. Colours appear differently on the projector, the laptop, and the desktop where you designed it. If the exact colour is important, (perhaps for a company logo), test and adjust the colour ahead of time.

6. Keep it simple with the colours and special effects. Use no more than six colours on a slide. Use slide transitions and builds to entertain without detracting from your message. Effects like partial build reveals one point at a time allowing your audience to stay right with you.

7. Motion attracts their eyes. Gesture to the screen when you want them to look there. Use moving text to grab attention. Stand still when you want them to look at the screen. Move when you want to capture their attention again.

8. Test your slides for size and readability by standing six feet away from the monitor. If you can read the monitor then your audience will likely be able to read the screen. If they can not comfortably see and read your screen all you did was to annoy them.

9. Arrive early and test everything. Re-read this line - again!

10. Murphy loves technology. Be prepared with backup files, an extra power source for the laptop and projector and spare batteries for your remote mouse. It only takes one little thing to spoil it. Be prepared to give your presentation without the hardware.

Bonus TIP: People buy you - not your technology. You are always selling yourself - don't get lost in the technology.

on Jan 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do i make the type larger i can hardly read it

If you have Windows 7 or Vista you can do this:
  1. Open Screen Resolution by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818.jpg, clicking Control Panel, and then, under Appearance and Personalization, clicking Adjust screen resolution.
  2. Choose one of the following:
    • Smaller - 100% (default). This keeps text and other items at normal size.
    • Medium - 125%. This sets text and other items to 125% of normal size.
    • Larger - 150%. This sets text and other items to 150% of normal size. This option appears only if your monitor supports a resolution of at least 1200 x 900 pixels.
  3. Click Apply.

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No sata present but it boots

try working on your dual core processor i have a dell inspiron 531in have to do the F1 thing also to boot up in thin it work fine.

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I am working on a spreadsheet but when i click on the data tab I also need to cllick on text to column but its greyed out so i can't click on it what do i need to do to get out of read only mode? Sue...

Close the file then right click on it. In the properties window uncheck "Read Only".
If that does not work try saving it under a different name or copy and paste the sheet into a new document and rename it.

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Error code; 00f00:136c IDE device failed; Blank or no media is present in optical drive. Front panel audio and flex bay cable: not installed Onboard or USB floppy drive (not present) Onboard IDE hard...

the diagnostic was looking for media in the CD drive during the test. If the drive works in Windows and reads media or you can boot to the CD drive, then there is nothing wrong.

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Boot error on my toshiba

Just restart your LAPTOP and press the f8 key again and again Now can see the text windows >select last known good configuration If it same . do againrestart>f8>save mode> > select the selected (darken date )date >ok R click on mycomputer > No check, on turn off system restore. Start>program.>accessories>.tools>system restore>hit>choice the selected will help you

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I have certain text on a CD disk that I would like to edit. Computer tells me when I try, that it is "read only". How do I change mode to "read/write" to permit editing?

unless the cd is r/w you cannot alter anything on it best bet is to open the file change whats needed save to hard drive or thumb drive

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I thiNk multimedia related to designed which involved hardware related and then images or moving pictures.

web designing i guess related web interrelated article involving multimedia displaying good pictures/images and text and moving pictures . so therefore web designing content multimedia designed.

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