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COMPUTER REPAIR QUESTION INDEX

• Mac Tip: How to get rid of a malicious webpage or a "frozen" program READ ANSWER

• Windows Tip: How to get rid of a malicious webpage or a program "Not Responding" READ ANSWER

• ATTENTION: Extreme ransomware attacks on the rise READ ANSWER

• A good level of security regardless of updates? Conclusion of the series "The Secret Behind Updates." READ ANSWER

• Do updates really give us greater security? Part 2 in the series The Secret Behind Updates READ ANSWER

• For PCs, tablets & smartphones: The secret behind their updates READ ANSWER

• How Can I Reduce Fatigue & Eye Strain On The Computer? READ ANSWER

• Windows 10 is coming... uninvited READ ANSWER

• Be aware of Windows Expiration Dates! READ ANSWER

• How To Protect Yourself From Phishing Attempts READ ANSWER

• Don't Install Windows 10 Until You Read This READ ANSWER

• Windows 10 Free Upgrade: Should You Take The Bait And Update? READ ANSWER

• Why is my computer so slow?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• I have a lot of icons on my Desktop: does this slow down my computer?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• I have a lot of icons on my System Tray (bottom right of your screen): does this slow down my computer?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• I have a lot of content, pictures, programs on my computer: does this mean my memory is full?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• What's the difference between my computer's memory and the hard drive?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• How can I find out how much memory I have?

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• How much memory should I have?

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• Can I buy just any type of memory to add to my computer?

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• What does hard drive fragmentation mean? And is defragmenting my hard drive important?

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• How often should I defragment my hard drive?

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• We accidentally erased a file and pictures? Is there anyway we can recover them?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• So and so reformatted my hard drive: does that mean my information is gone forever?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• Should I backup my information?

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• Can my neighbours snoop on my computer?

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• I have a wireless Internet connection: does this mean my neighbours can hack into my computer?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• How can we share one Internet connection among several computers?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• Is there an easy way to share files and printers, i.e. to make them accessible, among several computers?

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• How can I reduce the amount of spam, junk mail I receive on my computer?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• How do viruses and spyware find my computer to infect it?

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• Why is my computer infected if I have virus and spyware protection?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• How can I obtain free protection against viruses and spyware, and get a software firewall?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• Is downloading music or movies for free on my computer dangerous?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• How can I safely and legally download music, films and programs to my computer?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• My screen looks really weird: all the graphics are larger than usual and the colours are really bad.

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• I am getting a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error: how can I fix it?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• How can I repair corrupted Windows system files or prevent disk errors with scandisk?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• My computer shuts down abruptly and will not restart until it rests for a while: how can I fix it?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• My computer keeps rebooting over and over again: how can I fix it?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• I have no picture on my screen: why?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• My computer won't turn on: why?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• My computer won't turn off: why?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• Should I keep my computer on or turn it off?

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• My computer is about 5-6 years old. It is time to replace it? READ ANSWER

• I am going to give away or sell my computer: how can I ensure my personal data has been completely removed?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• I'm thinking of buying a new computer: now what? READ ANSWER

• What are the best laptops, notebook computers to buy and how should I maintain one afterwards?

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• I've purchased a new computer: now what?

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• I want to play this game on my computer, but it won't let me, why?

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• I suspect my spouse or child may be engaging in dangerous or inappropriate Internet activities: is there anyway I can find out?

Answer being updated for newer versions of Windows and will be posted soon.

• Is Ordi your last name? What kind of name is that anyway? READ ANSWER



Is Ordi your last name? What kind of name is that anyway?

Ordi is short for 'ordinateur', that is French for computer or PC, therefore Dr Ordi is the French-language equivalent of PC Dr. If learning a new language interests you, we've heard that ToLearnFrench.com is a good site and the services are free. Despite the name, you can learn several other languages.  Go back to computer question index.


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