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My flash drive is not working. It shows the drive name and asks for 'formating' but when I try to format it, it says 'Windows cannot format this disk'. Is there any solution of this problem? more
Last answer by Elizabeth Nuttall 62 months ago +0 votes:
I have the same problem.  Every time Rowan and 2 other writers publish an article, I get 5 or 6 emails telling me the same thing. more
Last answer by Iris McCammon 62 months ago +1 votes:
I agree with Bethany, I've gotten into the habit of turning my mouse off - it has extended the battery life, but I still go through a set in a couple of weeks - if I'm using it everyday.  There's a 99cent store close by an I buy a pack of 12 for 99cent, cost effective:) Iris more
and when iopen task manager ican't find this bar contain( close and minimize and restorebar) more
Last answer by jinri tomina 64 months ago +0 votes:
I just ignored cleaning my laptop with lots of dust deposits and in the end my laptop encoutered serious overheating on its processor. my advise is to follow dr.johnsons advise or you can just leave this kind of stuffs to Chicago Laptop Repair experts. Chicago Laptop Repair more
Last answer by Stefan Pleava 66 months ago +0 votes:
Depending on the type of screen you should use a microfiber cloth (comes with lots of devices that need you to clean their screen). You can also use water but very little water. If your monitor is an lcd and the screen is soft then you can use any type of cloth.vIf you have a hard screen(older monitors) then you can feel free to use windex because the screen has a glass coating which you won't dam... more
Last answer by adam Stuart 67 months ago +0 votes:
Friend use your Windows Xp CD and Formate your computer. and after that as you now new Windows Xp provied autometic Driver upgradetion features your windows autometicaly uplode your drivers easily. but my friend i personaly saggest you please Upgrade to windows 7 because in the windows 7 drivers is pre loeded and it perporm all your task wothout and driver and have losts of features .. Med... more
Last answer by Stefan Pleava 68 months ago +0 votes:
Try to see if you can boot the computer from a disc or from a flash drive more
Last answer by deleted 75 months ago +1 votes:
If you hard drive is unmountable ( how it sounds to me ) then you need professional recovery services. Look in your local directories, but I warn you they are expensive. more
Last answer by Fran Ll 89 months ago +0 votes:
 IF you have an extra external hard disk you can manually back-up your most important files. You can also third party applications and set-it up to do incremental back-ups of your hard drive. more
Last answer by Matthew Shaw 93 months ago +0 votes:
System Restore has nothing to do with the bios. The bios is not affected by doing a system recovery it is the intermediary between your operating system and mainboard hardware. It sounds like you did a Factory recovery using the disks that came with the computer. To retain your data you should have used Windows built in System Restore feature. It does not prompt for the formatting of your disk(s).... more
Last answer by Jerry Walch 103 months ago +1 votes:
You defrag a laptop like you defrag any other PC by using the defrag tool provided in the System Tools folder. How you get to the defrag tool depends on the operating system running on your laptop.For example, if your running Vista you would go to start menu>programs>accessories>system defrag. The step are basically the same for Windows XP. Once you get to System Defrag the onscreen promp... more