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  • How often do you go online on a computer (desktop, laptop, netbook, or tablet)?

    How often do you go online on a computer (desktop, laptop, netbook, or tablet)? This includes access to the Internet from home, work, or elsewhere. This includes access to the Internet from home.

    Mohamedesds25 pointsBadges:
  • How to prevent the battery of an idle laptop from damaging?

    I got a laptop almost a week ago. It's Dell i7, generation 7. I used it twice but I'm not going to use it again for 6-7 months. Will its battery be damaged? What can be done to prevent this from happening? Or if using it, once in a while, is necessary then how often should I use it?

    WaqarSarfraz5 pointsBadges:
  • Download speed is extremely slow on computer

    So, it all started when after a 2 months worth of not using my computer (that I built my self) I come back and start playing video games again. I notice that my download speed is extremely slow compared to what I used to get. I have tried everything to fix this problem. At first I thought it was my...

    Tjqueen2195 pointsBadges:
  • Which GPU should I choose for my PC?

    What is the best upgrade for my PC? I have: -AMD a10-7860k -8.00GB of DDR3 Ram -Integrated radeon r7 1gb -1tb HDD. I am thinking of upgrading my graphics card but I am having trouble choosing which one. My budget is $175. Please help me choose which GPU.

    LukeSalonga5 pointsBadges:
  • MDE unresponsive when booting Dell 3040

    When booting Dell 3040's encrypted with MDE and using HDMI to DVI and HDMI connected dual monitors, the mouse will be unresponsive in 5 seconds from seeing the MDE authentication screen. Have updated the BIOS. Has anyone seen this happen and is there a resolution? Thank you for your help!

    mmonnin15 pointsBadges:
  • How to fix Epson Workforce error message 0x97

    I keep getting this error message on my Epson Workforce printer: 0x97. And it tells me to turn the power off and then back on. I do that but I get the message again. Anyone seen this error before that can help me?

    ITKE1,060,155 pointsBadges:
  • Stop print job on Epson printer

    How can I stop a print job on a Epson printer?

    flemmer5 pointsBadges:
  • Keep losing signal on wireless printers

    I have two printers - one is a HP and the other one is a Epson. After a few hours, both keep saying that they're not available for printing because the signal keeps dying. I have to restart the printers each time. This is happening just to the printers, not my machines.

    ITKE1,060,155 pointsBadges:
  • Wi-Fi connected and no internet on Dell laptop

    Hello, I have a wireless Dell laptop, and it will say I am connected to the Wi-Fi, however I have no internet connection. Can you please help

    charann5 pointsBadges:
  • External Hard Drive for Windows 7 Pro Dell laptop

    I have a Dell Laptop XPSL702X running Windows 7 Pro. What's a good compatible, reasonably priced External Hard Drive (except Seagate) Thanks!

    KBDesign25 pointsBadges:
  • Epson printer will not print: Went offline

    I have a Epson printer and it has been working fine. However, it now says it went offline and will no longer print. I reset the router and Wi-Fi on the printer but no luck so far. Is there anything else I can look at? Thank you.

    ITKE1,060,155 pointsBadges:
  • Computer will not boot up after UEFI backup

    So I've run into the most obvious issue in the tech world: My computer won't boot up. The UEFI was stuck when I was backing up the PC so I tried to reboot it. Now, nothing is turning on. Nothing works. What can I do?

    ITKE1,060,155 pointsBadges:
  • Dell Laptop BIOS password reset

    How to reset the Dell laptop BIOS password?

    Asbinita5 pointsBadges:
  • How to reboot my computer

    How do I reboot my computer?

    Acappelli5 pointsBadges:
  • USB ports stay powered up on laptop

    I have a Dell laptop that's running Windows 10. Put when I power it down, the USB ports stay powered (don't power off). This never happened until I upgraded to Windows 10. Is this a BIOS issue?

    ITKE1,060,155 pointsBadges:
  • Computer does not recognize Epson NX420

    My computer OS is Linux Mint; it recognizes my printer but not the scanner. Why?

    Clark19365 pointsBadges:
  • Computer is beeping on startup

    Suddenly, computer is beeping 3 beeps on startup. RAM works properly on another identical PC. I tried all 4 slots on the board. I tried cleaning the ports. I used another RAM. Whatever I do its still the same problem. Anyone experience that problem? Is that a board problem?

    roypps5 pointsBadges:
  • Failed to set up bidirectional mode on Dell Latitude E6530 laptop

    I use a program called presentation that uses the parallel port to send out and receive triggers. It works great on all other computers we have except mine. I get the above error. The only difference is that I am using a parallel port on a laptop docking station, I have a Dell Latitude E6530...

    KimKimKim15 pointsBadges:
  • What are mainframe computers?

    Does anyone know what mainframe computers are?

  • Differentiate cold start and warm start on computer

    For my computer - what's the difference for a cold start to a warm start?

    soopal155 pointsBadges:

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