See How To Revive A Dead Computer

Written by otis cooper

Its not something we like to think about but your computer will fail, if you keep it long enough.It may be a simple problem,such asrepparttar floppy drive not readingrepparttar 107842 disk to a major system crash.

Because computers are run by operators,User Error is repparttar 107843 most common cause of computer malfunction.When repparttar 107844 user is atrepparttar 107845 computer,he or she may add or delete certain files.Or he/she may remove or exchange certain hardware features.

When we look at user error,we must remember that since we're human,the user error may be easy to solve by simply askingrepparttar 107846 last user if he/she installed any software,re-configured any software or hardware settings,etc.

A large percentage of computer malfunctions are due to environmental factors such as power surges caused by lightning, resulting in overvoltage.

Another cause for failure may be room temperature being too high or low,as well as dust,dirt,or sunlight. If you're in business and heavily dependent on your computers,such fators as room temperature,sunlight and protection against power surges is ofrepparttar 107847 utmost importance and simply cannot be overlooked.

The most common pc problem is when you can't access your PC at all.When you turn onrepparttar 107848 power switch,NOTHING HAPPENS.

Here is a quick checklist of troublshooting procedures you should follow if you encounter this problem .We also have videos you can download fromrepparttar 107849 Internet should you need assistance in just how to perform these procedures:

Tryrepparttar 107850 Power Switch a second or third time.If nothing happens..

Checkrepparttar 107851 wall outlet for power.Ifrepparttar 107852 outlet has power.

Checkrepparttar 107853 power cord itself from wall to computer.

Checkrepparttar 107854 Power Supply insiderepparttar 107855 System Unit.

Problems with Floppy Disks

Written by Stephen Bucaro

---------------------------------------------------------- Permission is granted forrepparttar below article to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 107841 byline, copyright, andrepparttar 107842 resource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- Problems with Floppy Disks

By Stephen Bucaro

Withrepparttar 107843 advent ofrepparttar 107844 rewritable CD (CD-RW) many people are predictingrepparttar 107845 demise ofrepparttar 107846 venerable floppy disk. Today's computers can even boot fromrepparttar 107847 CD drive. But if your computer is not connected to a network, there is no quicker way to back-up or share a file.

Problems withrepparttar 107848 floppy drive are rare, but that is notrepparttar 107849 case with floppy disks themselves. Floppy disks are made super cheap and are very unreliable. Also, floppy disks are sensitive to magnetic fields. If you place a floppy disk on top of your monitor, your computer case, or any metal object, you risk corruptingrepparttar 107850 disk. If you have a problem reading a floppy disk, it is almost always a bad disk.

Userepparttar 107851 following troubleshooting guide:

- Can't read a floppy disk

If you have another system, check to see ifrepparttar 107852 drive in that system is able to readrepparttar 107853 disk. Ifrepparttar 107854 disk works in a different drive, begin by checking for obvious problems. It is not unknown to find an object like a Post-It note orrepparttar 107855 metal slide protector from a previous disk stuck inside a drive.

- Can't write to a floppy disk

Again, begin by checking for obvious problems. Make surerepparttar 107856 floppy disk is not write protected. On a 3.5" disk you should be able to see throughrepparttar 107857 hole inrepparttar 107858 upper-right corner ofrepparttar 107859 disk (looking atrepparttar 107860 labeled side ofrepparttar 107861 disk). If there are no files already onrepparttar 107862 disk, try to re-format it.

- Can't boot from a floppy drive

If your operating system is Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional, you can't boot from a floppy disk with these systems. Otherwise, make surerepparttar 107863 disk you have is a bootable disk. It needs to have been created as a "startup disk" or formatted withrepparttar 107864 "copy system files" option button selected.

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