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I'm having several problems 1 I can't defrag hard drive it shuts off. 2. can't download because it shuts down unless you keep moving mouse. 3. opening screen user account control pops up can't get rid of it I just cancel it then it pops up a 2nd time and I cancel it,thenit stays gone. 4. when shutting down computer reboot f10 pops up and bios setting f2

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You may have a voltage problem, but it seems more like you have your power-save settings saved wrong. Check those. You may also want to check your device manager to make sure things are malfunctioning causing your shutdowns.

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Why does the streaming video on my laptop freeze while playing (sound keeps going) and when i move the mouse over it it will catch up and keep playing for a second or two?

In your case it would seem that you need to do 1 or both of the following;
!. Add more memory (More memory is always a good thing).
2. Use a Hard drive defragmenter and defrag the hard disk as the more it gets fragmented the worse the video lagging will get, and the more programs will slow down.

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Jun 26, 2014 | HP Pavilion Computers & Internet


Top 1 to 5 tips to extend your laptop battery life

1. Defrag regularly - The faster your hard drive does its work – less demand you are going to put on the hard drive and your battery. Make your hard drive as efficient as possible by defragging it regularly. (but not while it’s on battery of course!) Mac OSX is better built to handle fragmentation so it may not be very applicable for Apple systems.

2. Dim your screen – Most laptops come with the ability to dim your laptop screen. Some even come with ways to modify CPU and cooling performance. Cut them down to the lowest level you can tolerate to squeeze out some extra battery juice.

3. Cut down on programs running in the background. Itunes, Desktop Search, etc. All these add to the CPU load and cut down battery life. Shut down everything that isn’t crucial when you’re on battery.

4. Cut down external devices – USB devices (including your mouse) & WiFi drain down your laptop battery. Remove or shut them down when not in use. It goes without saying that charging other devices (like your iPod) with your laptop when on battery is a surefire way of quickly wiping out the charge on your laptop battery.

5. Add more RAM - This will allow you to process more with the memory your laptop has, rather than relying on virtual memory. Virtual memory results in hard drive use, and is much less power efficient. Note that adding more RAM will consume more energy, so this is most applicable if you do need to run memory intensive programs which actually require heavy usage of virtual memory.

coming soon another 5 more tips...

on Sep 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet


Speeding up a computer by Defragmenting Hard Drive

Is your computer running slow? Have you tried running anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software to speed it up, but to no avail?

Perhaps cleaning up your hard drive could help. This tip will explain, in step by step instructions, how to defragment your hard drive.

To Defragment your hard drive:

1) Go to My Computer.
2) Right click on your C drive.
3) Click Properties.
4) Click the "Tools" tab at the top.
5) Click "Defragment now..." in the middle of the window.
6) In the window that pops up click "Defragment disk"
Defragmenting your disk physically moves files that are similar or
fragmented into an area that will more efficiently use your space.
5) The Disk Defragmentor will analyze your hard disk.
6) After analyzing it will move and defragment the information appropriately.
Disk Defragmentation is complete. You should see noticable improvements in your computer's speed and preformance.

on Dec 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My PC run slow

Usual suspect: Hard drive filling up, needs defragmenting, more ram needed to cope with the programmes you are using. IF this is a laptop, also check it is not overheating

Simplest cures for above: (Assume its Vista if not XP and 7 are similar)

1. Go to My Computer / C Drive / right click and properties
first do this: In Tools "check volume for errors" reboot and allow the check to run
secondly, as above but this time go to "defragment now". Run the defrag programme until it is complete (don't bother about surface check)

2. After doing this, then steps for above, and this time go to "disk cleanup" delete any cookies or web browsing etc.

3. Back up and remove any data or other stuff you no longer need

4. If still slow, then you might need to look at more Ram

Apr 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Why is my emachine t6528 slowed to a crawl?

Several Possible Reasons.
1.) Hard Drive related
Use the clean up function to get rid of all the cookies and other internet "trash" that has accumulated over time.
Then defragment the hard drive by going to My Computer > C Drive> (right mouse click) >Properties and Tools, select defragment
Then as before and use tools to check for errors (do not bother with a surface scan.. just yet)

2.) Dead and redundant programmes
If you have uninstalled or tried to uninstall any programmes, they may have left debris behind. Download REVO UNINSTALLER and use this to do a proper clean up (its free)

3.) Disc Space
Check the disc space remaining, if below 2 GB, you will be encountering issues with Windows Swap file (the bit of the hard drive windows likes to use to chuck data about in when it is executing commands). the bigger the swap file , the faster windows can do this.

4.) Hard drive damage
Download a programme called HDD Tune (free again), run it and check for any bad sectors and any RSC errors (shown in red or yellow highlights), if you encounter these, get your data of asap and buy a new HDD

5.) Virus:
If after all that, yiu still have problems, download a copy of DRWEB (yes.. that too is free), run it and even if reporting a clean HDD, run the C:/... path to make double sure

Jan 27, 2011 | E-Machines T6528 PC Desktop


How to defragment your computer

Defragmenting your computer is a very good way to keep your computers hard drive working correctly and healthy.

Follow these very simple steps below:

1. Click on "Start".

2. Now click on "My Computer".

3. Now right-click on the hard drive you wish to defrag.

4. Now click on "Properties".

5. Now click on "Tools".

6. Now click on "Defragment Now".

7. Now another dialog will come up click on choose the hard drive yet again, then click on "Defragment".

8. Now let it defrag (this may take a while depending on your computer speed.)

It's best defragmenting your computer maybe once every 2 weeks.

on Oct 24, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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My Fujitsu Li 2727 laptop keeps freezing. I

1. Go to the "my computer" icon and check the C: drive to see how much space is available if less than 20 GB this may be you issue. Not enough storage space.
2. If you have a USB hard drive free. Move some unused data that you want to keep to this hard drive.
3. uninstall any programs that are not used
4. If you have used your PC extensively it may be time for a new hard drive.
5. If you haven't down a "defrag" on this hard drive in year it may well be that this is the issue also.

Apr 22, 2010 | Fujitsu Siemens Computers & Internet

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Sony Vaio Laptop vgn-sz330p does not shut down


This problem is generally caused by a hanging program or the registry is corrupt.

The best way i have found to resolve the problem is download a small program called "Superfast", not only does it shut XP down it does it in half the normal time and doesn't effect the computer in any way.

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Apr 13, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-SZ330P/B Notebook

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I have a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 8000 and Mouse. Keyboard problem: the keyboard freezes - sometimes (often) when I press the CTRL key, but not always. Mouse problem: this is a bluetooth...

My MS dontle gave me nothing but problems, now I have two Belkin Bluetooth dongles, one covers a 10 metre range and is for a USB 1.1 connection, the latest one a 100 metre range USB 2 one.
The first one worked fine but thinking that my machine only has USB 2 sockets I installed the new 100 metre range one thinking it would be much better, but it wasn't it froze and had jerky movements so I came to the conclusion that it was picking up interference from someone mobile or computer.
So I ended up going back to the first one and it works great.
Try a friends Bluetooth dongle and see if it works better than the one you got with your keyboard, it might cure your problem as mine did.
You can get them for pennies on eBay.

Mar 04, 2009 | Microsoft Wireless Entertainment 8000...

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Acer 1642 freezes and will not power down unless battery is remov

sounds like a virus or malware, try this, go to spybot, search and destroy and download thier free program, also AVG. com, also free, and run them both in safe mode, also defrag your hard drive, start,programs, accesories, system tools, defrag, it may run several hours, let it a lone, first spybot, then avg, then defrag

Jan 03, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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