• How can you reinstall windows on a laptop that didn't come with a windows DVD or CD?

    You need to go into the Control Panel and double click on the Recovery icon. In the window that opens you'll be given a choice to do a Full Recovery which will erase the hard drive and reinstall Windows. You'll have to reinstall any other software that you had on your computer and if you don't back them up before starting you'll... show more
    You need to go into the Control Panel and double click on the Recovery icon. In the window that opens you'll be given a choice to do a Full Recovery which will erase the hard drive and reinstall Windows. You'll have to reinstall any other software that you had on your computer and if you don't back them up before starting you'll lose your documents, pictures, videos, music, etc. A different option would be to use the Recover option and you can pick a date to go back to. This will set your computer with the settings it had for the date that you choose. Just choose a date that is before you had any problems. In this whole process watch for the option to burn a DVD as a recovery disc. Good luck. Hope this helps.
    6 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 4 days ago
  • Is a hard reset bad for my computer?

    That way of shutting down a computer has been available in every computer I've ever owned and I've had a computers since 1986. The reason they designed that shut down method is that the only other option would be to unplug it from the wall or the back of the computer. What happens when you shut down normally is that it gives the computer... show more
    That way of shutting down a computer has been available in every computer I've ever owned and I've had a computers since 1986. The reason they designed that shut down method is that the only other option would be to unplug it from the wall or the back of the computer. What happens when you shut down normally is that it gives the computer the time to shut down in an organized fashion which enhances the next boot up. If you simply hold down the power button the "organized shut down" doesn't happen and you'll see a longer boot up on the next boot. In relation to the components the electrical portion of the shut down is the same. If you watch closely you see that the computer takes some time (organizing the data shut down) and then suddenly the computer shuts down electrically. It's not a problem and doesn't actually damage the components since every shut down cuts the power off abruptly. If it did damage the components then you'd certainly see many more computer repair shops around. Hope this helps!
    10 answers · Desktops · 7 days ago
  • What is AI?

    Google it !!! If you have enough intelligence to ask it here you can do a search.
    Google it !!! If you have enough intelligence to ask it here you can do a search.
    8 answers · Programming & Design · 7 days ago
  • Can I hook up a router to another router to extend the wifi or just but another plug in(wall) extender. I have one that keeps losing signal.?

    Have you considered that your current router could be dropping the signal and not necessarily your extender losing the signal??? I'd consider a new router or at least try a different one. If that doesn't change things then try changing the location of the extender or add another extender somewhere between the router and current extender. show more
    Have you considered that your current router could be dropping the signal and not necessarily your extender losing the signal??? I'd consider a new router or at least try a different one. If that doesn't change things then try changing the location of the extender or add another extender somewhere between the router and current extender.
    2 answers · Computer Networking · 1 week ago
  • Why does my laptop continue to make noise?

    Does it have a CD/DVD drive and if so are you sure there is nothing in it???
    Does it have a CD/DVD drive and if so are you sure there is nothing in it???
    2 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 week ago
  • FBI FAKE VIRUS SCAM HELP!?!?

    Hopefully you are running Win 8, 8.1, or 10 as these instruction to get into Safe Mode only apply to those versions. You have to set up Safe Mode using msconfig. My instructions will tell you how to do that. Then to power down all you have to do is hold down the power/turn-on button for about 7 seconds or so and the computer will shut off. ... show more
    Hopefully you are running Win 8, 8.1, or 10 as these instruction to get into Safe Mode only apply to those versions. You have to set up Safe Mode using msconfig. My instructions will tell you how to do that. Then to power down all you have to do is hold down the power/turn-on button for about 7 seconds or so and the computer will shut off. Booting into safe mode will occur as you boot up. Here's how to get in and out of Safe Mode. <<<<< Win 10 SAFE MODE Win 10 is a little odd because you have to go through a short process to put the computer into the Safe Mode and to get it back out of the Safe Mode. Here’s how to do both processes. This works in Win 8, Win 8.1, and Win 10. To Get Into Safe Mode: 1. Right click at Start button 2. Click on RUN 3. In the resulting box, type in the term msconfig and hit enter. 4. The msconfig window will appear. At the top of the window click on the Boot tab. 5. In the next window put a check mark in the “Safe Boot” box. 6. Click Apply, then click OK 7. Click Restart. The computer will go through a normal looking boot and you will have to provide your password if you use one. The desktop will eventually show up with a somewhat abnormal looking Desk Top with all icons skewed left and will say SAFE MODE in all four corners of the screen. NOTE: If you were to reboot the computer, it will boot/reboot continually into the Safe Mode until you take the steps below to change the settings for a "normal” boot up to your desktop. To Get Out Of Safe Mode: 8. Right click at Start button 9. Click on RUN 10. In the resulting box, type in the term msconfig and hit enter. 11. The msconfig window will appear. At the top of the window click on the Boot tab. 12. UNCHECK the “Safe Boot” box. 13. Click Apply then click OK 14. Click on Restart to boot the computer into its’ normal mode. NOTE: Once the Restart (reboot) is completed and the computer boots into the “normal” mode it will continue to boot into the normal mode each time you reboot. You are required to use the getting into the Safe Mode process(s) to get into it and out of it. >>>>> Run your antivirus and any antimalware programs you have while in the Safe Mode and allow those programs to delete any they find! Once you do that you should have a clean computer. Change the setting to get out of Safe Mode and reboot the computer normally. Hope this helps!
    6 answers · Security · 1 week ago
  • How to remove screw with stripped head on my laptop? Need to change battery and one tiny screw prevents me from taking off the back panel?

    If it's a phillips head screw try this. Place a regular flat rubber band on the screw head and then force the screw driver tip into the screw head. Press down firmly and slowly turn the screw until you get it loose. This normally works. Hope this helps!!!
    If it's a phillips head screw try this. Place a regular flat rubber band on the screw head and then force the screw driver tip into the screw head. Press down firmly and slowly turn the screw until you get it loose. This normally works. Hope this helps!!!
    3 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 week ago
  • Advice on my new computer?

    I think you should relax a little. First and foremost you don't really think that they would sell you a new computer and not sell you an OS unless you specifically declined having an OS installed. I can almost guarantee that it will come with Win 10 installed. Worst case ... get on the phone and call them to find out what OS will be installed... show more
    I think you should relax a little. First and foremost you don't really think that they would sell you a new computer and not sell you an OS unless you specifically declined having an OS installed. I can almost guarantee that it will come with Win 10 installed. Worst case ... get on the phone and call them to find out what OS will be installed on it. If they happen to say none, see if you can work a deal with them for Win 10. Or if it actually will come with no OS then you have time to get online and order a copy. So don't panic, just give them a call !!!
    2 answers · Software · 1 week ago
  • How to access BIOS settings on HP m6-1045dx laptop (Windows 10, originally Windows 7)?

    Generally one of these three keys will get you into the BIOS: F2; F12: Delete. One of those three should launch the BIOS screen. Hope this helps. Also generally speaking "holding down" the key doesn't work as far as I know. What you should do is reboot the computer and the second you see the screen flicker during initial boot,... show more
    Generally one of these three keys will get you into the BIOS: F2; F12: Delete. One of those three should launch the BIOS screen. Hope this helps. Also generally speaking "holding down" the key doesn't work as far as I know. What you should do is reboot the computer and the second you see the screen flicker during initial boot, then start tapping any one of the three keys, and keep tapping it, until you see the BIOS selection screen. Give all three keys a try until you find the one that works. Hope this helps.
    6 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 week ago
  • How often do you back up your computer?

    Actually once a day for a full backup should be fine. However, here's something else to consider that will make your work even safer. Whatever programs you are using to create documents such as Word or Excel have an automatic save feature that you can set to save that document every so many minutes. You just need turn that feature on and set... show more
    Actually once a day for a full backup should be fine. However, here's something else to consider that will make your work even safer. Whatever programs you are using to create documents such as Word or Excel have an automatic save feature that you can set to save that document every so many minutes. You just need turn that feature on and set a frequency in minutes to save your document in whatever software you are using. That "save" feature will be applied across any existing document when you open it, and any new documents you create. Do a search in the help utility in your software or do a search for how to do it on the internet. Good luck. Hope this helps.
    54 answers · Security · 1 week ago
  • My printer has paper in it. the screen states that I do not. It do not print.?

    Try removing the paper tray completely and then reinstall it. Or try turning the printer off. Unplug the power cord from the printer itself. This allows the components to discharge completely. Wait 1 to 2 minutes and then turn the printer back on. That may reset everything during boot up so that the printer recognizes it has paper. Good luck. show more
    Try removing the paper tray completely and then reinstall it. Or try turning the printer off. Unplug the power cord from the printer itself. This allows the components to discharge completely. Wait 1 to 2 minutes and then turn the printer back on. That may reset everything during boot up so that the printer recognizes it has paper. Good luck.
    4 answers · Printers · 1 week ago
  • Is this a good desktop for gaming?

    Generally good EXCEPT ... two things I don't like about it but you could improve on them for around $100. (1) It has a hard drive instead of an Solid State Drive. The hard drive is much slower. (2) Here's the BIG thing I don't like about it ... a 300W power supply. I would upgrade that to at least 500W or even better 750W. You may... show more
    Generally good EXCEPT ... two things I don't like about it but you could improve on them for around $100. (1) It has a hard drive instead of an Solid State Drive. The hard drive is much slower. (2) Here's the BIG thing I don't like about it ... a 300W power supply. I would upgrade that to at least 500W or even better 750W. You may want to add another video card down the road or possibly a different MoBo and CPU so I prefer to have the wattage capabilities and not be borderline for proper operation.
    5 answers · Desktops · 1 week ago
  • My youtube account just got suspended because a few of my unlisted home movies had a couple scenes of my children being unclothed. HELP!?

    On the internet any pictures of naked children are considered child porn!!! That cannot be emphasized enough. All I can say to you is: Do Not Post Pictures or Video of Naked Children! This is not 1950 when it was common to have a picture of your child naked on a rug or something like that, and show it to your friends or relatives. Today it can... show more
    On the internet any pictures of naked children are considered child porn!!! That cannot be emphasized enough. All I can say to you is: Do Not Post Pictures or Video of Naked Children! This is not 1950 when it was common to have a picture of your child naked on a rug or something like that, and show it to your friends or relatives. Today it can easily be showing them to millions of people and any one of them can/may turn you in. If I'm scaring you ... good! Simply don't do it.
    3 answers · YouTube · 2 weeks ago
  • Epson XP-430 printer won't print black ink?

    Sometimes you have to run a head cleaning operation to prime the printer heads again, especially if you ran it dry earlier. Go into your printer settings and find the head cleaner or head primer function and run it.
    Sometimes you have to run a head cleaning operation to prime the printer heads again, especially if you ran it dry earlier. Go into your printer settings and find the head cleaner or head primer function and run it.
    3 answers · Printers · 2 weeks ago
  • What do PC builders usually do if they accidentally drop the CPU chip and the pins get bent?

    In the case of the i9 I'd probably have a coronary!!! Re. damaged pins on a CPU ... One of the best methods is to use this tool ... a .5mm mechanical pencil tip works best. Take the lead out of the tip and you can slide the now open tip over a bent pin and gently straighten it as best as you can. You may not be able to straighten it out... show more
    In the case of the i9 I'd probably have a coronary!!! Re. damaged pins on a CPU ... One of the best methods is to use this tool ... a .5mm mechanical pencil tip works best. Take the lead out of the tip and you can slide the now open tip over a bent pin and gently straighten it as best as you can. You may not be able to straighten it out perfectly but you normally can straighten it enough so that the pin aligns with it's socket. Keep it in mind it's lest risky than using a plastic card and a toothpick! Hope this helps.
    7 answers · Desktops · 2 weeks ago
  • What is a "Tick Error" on a Dell Computer?

    I believe it's a clocking problem with the CPU. I believe it has something to do with the number of cycles per second or something like that.
    I believe it's a clocking problem with the CPU. I believe it has something to do with the number of cycles per second or something like that.
    3 answers · Desktops · 2 weeks ago
  • WINDOWS 8.1 PRO. CAN'T ACTIVATE WINDOWS NOW. TRY LATER?

    If it's a legal copy of Windows call their tech support and they'll help you activate it. Win 8.1 is one of the worst versions of Windows ever produced. You'd be much better off all around if you went to Win 10.
    If it's a legal copy of Windows call their tech support and they'll help you activate it. Win 8.1 is one of the worst versions of Windows ever produced. You'd be much better off all around if you went to Win 10.
    3 answers · Software · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the best spyware and malware remover tool?

    Learn to use Safe Mode!!! <<<<< Win 10 SAFE MODE Win 10 is a little odd because you have to go through a short process to put the computer into the Safe Mode and to get it back out of the Safe Mode. Here’s how to do both processes. This works in Win 8, Win 8.1, and Win 10. To Get Into Safe Mode: 1. Right click at Start button... show more
    Learn to use Safe Mode!!! <<<<< Win 10 SAFE MODE Win 10 is a little odd because you have to go through a short process to put the computer into the Safe Mode and to get it back out of the Safe Mode. Here’s how to do both processes. This works in Win 8, Win 8.1, and Win 10. To Get Into Safe Mode: 1. Right click at Start button 2. Click on RUN 3. In the resulting box, type in the term msconfig and hit enter. 4. The msconfig window will appear. At the top of the window click on the Boot tab. 5. In the next window put a check mark in the “Safe Boot” box. 6. Click Apply, then click OK 7. Click Restart. The computer will go through a normal looking boot and you will have to provide your password if you use one. The desktop will eventually show up with a somewhat abnormal looking Desk Top with all icons skewed left and will say SAFE MODE in all four corners of the screen. NOTE: If you were to reboot the computer, it will boot/reboot continually into the Safe Mode until you take the steps below to change the settings for a "normal” boot up to your desktop. To Get Out Of Safe Mode: 8. Right click at Start button 9. Click on RUN 10. In the resulting box, type in the term msconfig and hit enter. 11. The msconfig window will appear. At the top of the window click on the Boot tab. 12. UNCHECK the “Safe Boot” box. 13. Click Apply then click OK 14. Click on Restart to boot the computer into its’ normal mode. NOTE: Once the Restart (reboot) is completed and the computer boots into the “normal” mode it will continue to boot into the normal mode each time you reboot. You are required to use the getting into the Safe Mode process(s) to get into it and out of it. >>>>> Hope this helps
    6 answers · Security · 2 weeks ago
  • What could I improve on this first PC part list? Need good, cheap ram, any recommendations? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/M8Z9sJ?

    Scrap this parts list and find something better to buy.
    Scrap this parts list and find something better to buy.
    3 answers · Desktops · 2 weeks ago