Computer-Help Provided By Site Visitors

By  Stephen Harrison  B.Sc., M.Sc., MBCS, CITP

Computer-Help is a collection of informative suggestions, advice and recommendations from contributors to this website.

I aim to bring to your attention those pages that, I believe, are useful as you attempt to fix your own computer-related problems.

One contributor suggests you should always download drivers manually whenever possible. Another contributor, Claire from Massachusetts, resolved an issue with her printer leaving smudged ink marks on her print-outs.

There is a wealth of knowledge here, all in one place, for you to take a look at. You also have the opportunity to comment on any contribution (which is a Social Media standard that has been in place for many years now.)

You could say this is the eComputerZ forum where like-minded people who are interested in technology and have something to say, can share their views and experiences, for of everyone.


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Now it is your turn! I would love to learn what you know about computers, mobile phones, tablets, malware and anything else technology related. I am just as eager to learn new things as everyone else.

Click to share your experiences of computer problems and how you fix them. Any computer-help you are willing to share helps everyone to avoid or fix computer problems, quickly and easily.

This is your place to share with the world what you know. It doesn't have to be complicated. Even the simplest of issues and fixes can be a lifesaver for someone else!

Also, take a look at the contributions from other visitors. You are welcome to comment. 


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Computer-Help BIOS-Related Contributions 

Also, before you take a look at the wealth of knowledge and information below, it is worth noting that the following visitor contributions are available for your perusal on the American Megatrends BIOS Update page. These contributions include:-

BIOS Access When Fast Boot Is Enabled
What is Fast Boot? How do you access it in Windows 10? How do you disable it in BIOS/UEFI? Often overlooked for maintaining/patching, The BIOS/UEFI is just as vulnerable as other software on your device.

La PC Menciende Pero No Responde A Ninguna Acción
What do you do when your computer is stuck on the BIOS display screen? Carlos from Colombia had this issue. What Carlos didn't notice was a message right at the bottom of his screen which pointed to a bad CMOS battery

Forgotten BIOS Password reset Steps
We all have too many passwords to remember these days, and an infrequent password used such as this can easily be forgotten. Take a look to fund out how you can reset this password using IT computer professional techniques.

BIOS Update Via Program or Software Utility Available
This contribution focuses on what you can do to identify the BIOS types and version on any device. Not all computer devices are willing to give up such technical information easily, especially when the BIOS screen (with this detail) only fleetingly appears on your screen.

BIOS Update By Command Prompt
Parth from India shared his knowledge of how he updates his computer's BIOS using the Windows command prompt using a six-step approach. This can be useful if you cannot get Windows to load properly


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Computer-Help (The eComputerZ Visitor Forum)

Contribute your ideas, thoughts, opinions, hints, tips, troubleshooting techniques, tutorials and suggestions on all things technology and computer related.

Other Visitors Contributions

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ALL SP links for win xp are gone! 
Microsoft has removed all vestiges of Windows XP Service Pack (SP) links! So for those of us who STILL have to maintain Windows XP AND we are rebuilding …

A Strange Way To Finally Get SP3 To Install 
At the Vista Heads Forum (Opens New Window) one of the users suggests something that worked for me and might work for you as well! I have no idea …

Trusteer Rapport 
IE8 on my computer has been running slow and freezing frequently, so I did a lot of research and changed some settings. I noticed that I had a program …

OpenDNS FamilyShield 
I have used the parental controls for Internet Explorer 9 to prevent access to Nudity, Sexual material and Violence. Now, moving the setting to None …

Reasons For Internet Explorer Crashing 
I have experienced the Google Redirect virus on several occasions. Each time it was a nightmare to remove. I am pleased I watched the video on your …

Wireless Display Application Available 
I have an old Dell Inspiron Laptop running Windows XP SP2 I use on a daily basis. I know it's old, but it does what I need it to do! It comes with loads …

Dell Laptop Query Answered Quickly 
OK, this is something that happened to a friend. A year or two ago she bought a 'new Laptop' but quickly started to experience some issues with it e.g. …

Dell Optiplex GX270 Capacitor Issue 
About 7 or 8 years ago, I owned a Dell OptiPlex GX270 with a Tower Chassis. I decided on this model because I work a lot from home, and wanted a trusted …

McAfee Customer Service Problems 
I was using McAfee Anti-Virus for a couple of years, but decided not to renew my annual fee and remove the program. I had actually been doing some research …

HijackThis - Your Friend Against Problematic Malware 
I use the HijackThis tool. I think it is a brilliant piece of freeware. It creates a snapshot of what is loaded on your computer. The results of the …

My Anti-Virus Guard (AVG) Concerns 
I haven't used AVG for the past couple of years because of constant problems I was having on my Windows 7 computer. It constantly used a lot of my computers …

ERAR And Other Removal Tools 
I think the Free McAfee Tools provide by this site are invaluable to all Computer Users in today's advanced Internet world. I, too, have used McAfee …

Reveton Trojan Infection 
The Trojan Horse I was hit with is called Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A. It is a scary virus that locks up your computer and displays the very disturbing picture …

Asus Xonar Essence STX 
I have an Asus Xonar Essence STX Sound Card. It is an internal Sound Card 'designed for the music enthusiast'. I am one of the music enthusiasts the …

Live Cam InPerson HD Webcam 
I have a Live! Cam InPerson HD Skype HD Webcam. I haven't had it long, but it is certainly an improvement on my older Logitech Webcam, which used to freeze …

How I Use IE Features 
I use the Smart Address Bar Search frequently. I run a website and the search suggestion feature gives me some great ideas for new web pages to write. …

Internal Speaker Conundrum 
When I bought my computer, I didn't pay any attention to the type of integrated sound card it came with. The machine had sound and that is all I was interested …

My Technical Experiences 
My issue was not with a computer as such, it was with a printer. We had recently bought a Brother MFC-J6510DW Printer. This is a Multi Function device …

Exploit:Java/Blacole Exploit Kit 
Microsoft Security Essentials detected and removed the Exploit:Java/Barcole infection from my computer. My understanding is this Trojan is a Black hole …

McAfee Error Code WINERR RegDelete Key()failed 
McAfee periodically blocked my America Online (AOL) Browser, Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser and Google Chrome Browser. McAfee also blocked AOLTopSpeed. …

Help With Windows XP Unnecessary 
What I like about Windows XP is it simply works! It is a stable Operating System that does exactly what I need it to do. I used to play many computer …

Computer Hard Drive Repair 
I bought a new computer but still had my old, secondary hard drive from my old computer that was no longer working. The secondary drive (80 GB) was …

PC Randomly Shuts Down 
One of the most weird problems with my home PC started unexpectedly, as they all do. My PC was about 4 years old and running fine. My PC would suddenly …

Apple Mac Book Pro Performance Problems 
I have an Apple MacBook that is several years old. I am a designer and use heavy design programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe Creative …

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Windows 8 Review 
I would like to see a Windows 8 Review on your website. I am interested in your perspective on the new Operating System from Microsoft, which is due for …

MS Word 2007 Border Irritation Not rated yet
Hi, I am a fellow Site Build It user and I thought I would submit this C2 entry after reading the "C2 Pay it forward" thread on the forums. My name is …

SP3 Mission Impossible Not rated yet
I could download from the Microsoft Website, but in an unreadable ISO form only. Unfortunately, that is where my troubles started. I used Nero to burn …

How to Properly Clean Your Computer Not rated yet
Does your box need a good clean up? We are not talking about software or virus removal here! If you have noticed the dust creeping from inside the ventilation …

ComboFix In Action Not rated yet
I use ComboFix to remove stubborn Malware other anti malware programs fail to remove. It seems to be good that way. When you install ComboFix one of …

Comodo Cleaning Essentials Not rated yet
Hi Steve. I don't actually have an anti-malware program installed on my computer. I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed for virus protection, …

Worst Ever Virus Is Virut Not rated yet
I had a terrible experience with a piece of Malware called Virut (also known a Sality) at my place of work. Virut is a patching virus. It infects ALL …

NET USE Command Not rated yet
I use the Recovery Console to connect our Laptops to our old computer (well, not that old) which has loads of disk space on it. We store all of our …

Defraggler - My Recommended HDD Defragmentation Tool Not rated yet
I was searching for a good disk defragmenter that would also defragment the Swap File. I discovered Defraggler and just had to write about this wonderful …

System Restore Fixes Corrupt Computer Game Not rated yet
My son installed a new computer game the other day and for the life of me, could we make it work properly? We tried removing it, the installing it again, …

Internet Explorer Cannot Display Webpage Not rated yet
My experience is somewhat perplexing. My daughter downloaded some videos without me knowing, and the family computer caught a virus. I don't remember …

Windows XP Setup Not rated yet
Getting the key configuration settings correct is essential to a stable Windows XP. This is how I set up my Windows XP Computers. Each option below is …

My Windows Updates Testing Process Not rated yet
In my place of work, we use the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to control when Microsoft Patches and Service Packs are issued to all networked computers. …

Windows Updates Not Working Not rated yet
Windows Updates simply do not work on my computer. When I try to perform a manual update, it just says failed. It has done this for several months now. …

Microsoft Surface Tablet Not rated yet
Hello Steve. My idea for your site is to write some pages on the Surface Tablet. This is a new tablet computer produced by Microsoft. It is a good …

Extremely Efficient Malware Removal Tool Not rated yet
I am part of a Computer Club in a Senior Community. I recommend Malwarebytes Pro as one of the best tools to protect club members computers. Once downloaded …

IE Cache Slow Down Not rated yet
The only thing I notice that slows down IE is when I do not clear out Temporary Internet Files, Browsing History and Cookies after a while. I also find …

IE9 Enhancements Sufficient Not rated yet
I have been thinking about this and have come to the conclusion that no further enhancements of the functionality is required for me. We all like things …

I Love IE Accelerators Not rated yet
I could not live without Internet Explorer Accelerators . I think they are the best thing EVER! Accelerators are dead easy to install. You just go …

Unable To Upgrade To XPSP3 Not rated yet
There is one reason why I am stopping on XP Service Pack 2, and that is the fact that my upgrade to Service Pack 3 Does. Not. Work! Every time I try …

Free Revo Uninstaller Benefits Not rated yet
I use several tools to keep Windows XP running smoothly. I know it is an Operating System that is over 10 years old, but it is great. It does what I need …

Dell Support Hardware Scan Schedule Not rated yet
I use the Dell Support Center regularly to keep my Dell Inspiron Notebook up to date. I have the Enable Scheduled Hardware Scan box ticked and options …

New Dell Support Center Crashed Not rated yet
Hello. I haven't used my Dell Dimensions for quite a while (Several months). When I switched it on, the first thing it told me was my copy of Windows 7 …

Always Download Drivers MANUALLY Not rated yet
I come by your site whilst looking for a network card driver for a friends Dell Computer and just had to comment. I would never, NEVER use a download …

My Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) Setup Not rated yet
Hello Steve. Let me tell you what my MSE setup is. First, I limit the CPU usage during scan to 20% rather than 50%. This is because I use large Microsoft …

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Microsoft Security Essentials Is Outstanding Not rated yet
I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials for the past 2 years. I think it is an outstanding Anti Virus program. It hasn't slowed down my computer …

McAfee AV Good Solid Program Not rated yet
I think the McAfee Anti-Virus program is good. Here are a few observations based on my experiences of the program: I thought it was straightforward …

F-Secure Anti-Virus 2012 Not rated yet
OK, so F-Secure 2012 is not a free Anti Virus program. However, I just wanted to mention a few things about it, as I think it is a great product. At …

Completely Lost ALL Sound Not rated yet
I'm not quite sure what happened. I was listening to music when all of a sudden the sound stopped. Windows Media Player seemed to still be playing …

Some Clarity On This Upgrade? Not rated yet
I have Windows XP and have no idea if I have upgraded to Service Pack 2 or 3. What put me off the idea of upgrading is that you have to backup everything. …

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