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How to Recover a Shadowcopy File on Server 2003

Your Windows 2003 server keeps backups of deleted files called "shadow copies." These shadow copies are used to recover your files on the system in case the file is accidentally deleted or it corrupts due to hard drive damage. You recover these files back to the directory where it was originally loc...More...

Economical Computer Printing Equipment

It is a truth that no computer system could be termed as complete set up unless a suitable printer is attached with it. It is necessary to get prints of your computer work. Particularly in an office set up plenty of printing jobs are required....More...

How to Reset CMOS Memory (BIOS)

There are a couple of ways to clear and reset the CMOS Memory area where the BIOS is contained. The method that is used depends on the state of the computer. This article will list two different ways in which to reset the CMOS area. Also are tips on carefulness while performing the tasks....More...

Installing an HP Power Supply

Purpose of a Power SupplyThe Hewlett Package power supply is vital to the functionality of any HP computer. Without the power supply, the computer will not operate once the battery in the computer is depleted of power. The power supply will recharge the battery. The power supply can also......More...

How to Replace a Laptop Hard Drive Clone

Replacing the hard drive in a laptop can go a long way towards making the laptop perform faster. However, there are situations where a great amount of time has been put into setting up the operating system to perform exactly the way you want. Cloning the old hard drive onto the new drive gives you t...More...

How to Open a Compaq EVO D500 Case

The Compaq EVO D500 desktop computer, manufactured by Hewlett-Packard, is enclosed in a case that is controlled by the Smart Cover Lock program. The application requires you to enter a password before the computer's case can be opened. The Compaq EVO D500 is shipped from the factory with the softwar...More...

How to Fix a Hard Drive Crash

Many people take their hard drives for granted. They are delicate, complicated pieces of machinery that can fail over time. Sometimes a hard drive experiences failure or an abrupt crash without warning, but there are usually signs that something is wrong. Intermittent failures, changes in performanc...More...

How to Remove the BIOS Password on a Dell Latitude D620

A BIOS password prevents access to a computer by keeping the operating system from loading if the password is not entered by the user. If your computer is locked by a BIOS password, you can neither access the BIOS nor access your system if you do not have the password. To clear the BIOS password on ...More...

How to Make Emoticons

One of the problems with communicating via the Internet is that you don't get the nonverbal cues that help you know what someone really means. Emoticons were developed to help get that nuance across. Emoticons are symbols consisting of keyboard characters that look like something else and are used t...More...

How to Take Pictures on a Computer Using a Web Cam

The Web cam on a computer can either be an external camera connected to the computer with a USB cord or built right into the frame of the computer screen. The controls for the Web cam are located in the Sart menu and are listed under "Web cam" or "Video Web Camera" or downloaded onto the computer wi...More...

How to Access the Firmware in a DVD ROM

The firmware in a DVD-ROM is software programmed onto it that helps it function properly. Firmware to a DVD-ROM is like the BIOS (basic input/output system) program to a PC computer's motherboard, except that you can't really configure the firmware unless you are an expert. However, accessing the fi...More...

What if a Computer Won't Power on But the LED Power Is Lit on the Board?

Troubleshooting computer problems when you're building a system can be tricky; many problems can cause similar symptoms. It's a process of elimination; you rule out potential causes to work your way to the solution. When your computer won't turn on, yet you see the LED light lit on your motherboard,...More...

Tips For Connecting a Scanner on a Printer

Purchasing a scanner separately or with the printer can help you to directly scan your documents from the scanner or by using software that comes with it. You will see that there is a scan button in your printer that allows you to switch from the print mode to the scan mode....More...

Tools Needed for PC Repair

With the right tools you can repair your computer.computer repair concept - workers repairing keyboard image by dinostock from Fotolia.comTaking your PC to a professional to be repaired can be expensive. Computer specialists have tools and the knowledge that allow them to repair hardware......More...

How to Buy Refurbished HP Notebooks

Hewlett Packard (HP) is a leader in notebook computers, but its notebooks can be expensive, well over a thousand dollars. If you want a newer HP notebook but don't have the money for a brand new one, you may want to try a refurbished HP notebook. These are used computers with some new parts installe...More...

How to Connect an Xbox to a Desktop Via a Switch

The Xbox is a video game console created by Microsoft in 2001. It provides an entertainment media center with a primary focus on video games, both local and online. As the Xbox was designed to be used in an online environment, it includes a network interface card (NIC) as part of its internal hardwa...More...