This is a method I use to fix most computer problems quickly, as well as prevent any problems from reoccuring. It is an easy two step process that I recommend repeating once a month to keep your computer running at its best.
You will want to save or bookmark this page because NPE will restart your computer, and you will want to come back for step 2. Besides, these two tools should be used periodically.
About Norton Power Eraser
It reaches viruses that other Antivirus Programs can’t. It is a very effective tool that most people don’t know about. I am not selling this. This is software that I found when my computer started getting glitchy and slowing down. My website, Eagerdepot, is a collection of research I have done to fix common problems that myself and others face in every day life. If this helps you all I ask in return is that you share this page so that it might benefit others as well.
Step 1: Run Norton Power Eraser (Link)
Attention!! Remember to save this page. Norton PE will want to restart your computer.
Are you afraid of losing family photos?
It is always very important to backup the important things on your computer because computers tend to have problems like you might be having now. This can seem like a difficult thing to do, but is actually very easy. What I do is back them up on an external hard drive like this External Hard Drive
. This hard drive is small enough to fit in your pocket, and all you have to do is plug it in the usb port. Once you plug it in a window will pop up and you can transfer your pictures or any of the things you can not afford to lose. Keep in mind if your computer locks up, and you have not backed your pictures up then you will have to pay a proffesional a very large amount of money to get them back. Backing them up yourself is a very good idea.
How do you prevent computer problems in the future?
It is important to periodically clean your computer. This is also a very easy thing to do with a program I use called CCleaner. CCleaner Professional analyzes PCs to see what can be cleaned. You decide when and what to clean. The Registry Cleaner locates and fixes problems in the Windows Registry so that Windows remains stable on your PC. CCleaner Professional removes tracking cookies, while keeping the cookies you need to access Web-based applications like Gmail and Facebook. You can regain your PC’s speed, stability and privacy with CCleaner Professional. The thing I like the most is you only buy it once. It can be used on unlimited computers.
After You Have Cleaned Out the Malware Go on to:
Don’t Skip This Part it is a very Important Step
Computer/monitor/keyboard/mouse doesn’t work
Is the power cord plugged in? Is the keyboard/mouse/monitor plugged into theCPU?Is the computer/monitor power button on?
Sound doesn’t work
Are the speakers plugged in—correctly—to the CPU?If you have headphones, are they plugged in—correctly—to the CPU (match the colors)Is the volume up?Is there any sound playing?
Monitor went black
Is it still plugged in? Is it seated correctly (wiggleand push—make sure it’s really plugged in)
Taskbar was moved
Drag and drop it back to where you like it
Desktop icons are all messed up
Right click on the desktop. Select ‘arrange’ and how you want them sorted
Screen says ‘Ctrl- Alt-Del”
Hold down Ctrl+Alt with your left hand, and push‘delete’ with your right
Within a program
I can’t find the file
Search for it (see instructions above)Open the Recycle Bin. Is it in there?
I need today’s date
Hover over the clock in the lower right corner. It’ll show the date. Start typing the date (you probably know the month)and Word usually fills it in for you. Shift+Alt+D is the keyboard shortcut for date.
I erased my document/text/paragraph
Ctrl+Z will undo one step at a time for up to 200 steps
Is it on the taskbar? Click to re-activate
Program froze. There’s probably a dialogue box open somewhere.Look around the screen. When you find it, it’ll want you to answer a question. You might have gotten out of it. Re-select it on the taskbar
Menu command is grayed out, won’t work
You’re probably in the middle of something you don’t even know about. Push ‘Esc’ (for ‘escape’) four times and try again
I can’t exit a program
Alt+F4 closes most programs. Or Ctrl+WCtrl+Alt+Delete and then select the Task Manager. From there, pick the ‘applications’ tab and close your program.
Double-click doesn’t work
Click and then push enter.
Shift key won’t capitalize
Is your Caps Lock on?
From the Internet
Top toolbar disappeared
It’s too small
Ctrl++ zooms in, as does Ctrl+ rolling the mouse wheel
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