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Archive for the ‘System Tune-Up Help’ Category



Task Manager – How Does It Work?

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Are you getting the most out of Windows task manager? Continue reading

How to Boot to Safe Mode in Windows 7

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Learn how to boot to safe mode in Windows 7. Continue reading

Why Is My WiFi Signal Weak?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

If you are having problems receiving your wi-fi signal, there are a number of possible reasons. Here are a few… Continue reading

Deleting System Restore Points

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Deleting all but the most recent restore point is one of the most effective methods of clearing hard drive space. Continue reading

Emptying MyBook

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

A reader wants to know if you can empty and reuse a Mybook external hard drive. Here’s the answer! Continue reading

Skipping Audio Part 2

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

In the last article i told you that skipping audio or video may be caused by low RAM. In this article, I will tell you some ways to resolve that. Continue reading

Skipping Audio Part 1

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

If your audio skips while it’s playing, it may be a problem with your RAM. Here’s a brief explanation of it. Continue reading

More XP File Transfer Tips

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Find out how to save your data when upgrading from an outdated Windows XP computer. Continue reading

Windows Upgrade Options For XP Users

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

What’s your best upgrade option from XP? We compare Windows 7 and 8. Continue reading

Learn how to decipher your computer beep codes. They don’t have to be a mystery. Continue reading

Will Reformatting Kill A Virus?

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Reformatting your hard drive will remove a virus from your system, but there are also some less radical solutions. Continue reading

Monitor With a Dark Half

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

If you have a monitor with one half darker than the other, there are a number of possibilities from monitor failure to cable failure, but there are some things that you can check. Continue reading

Internet Explorer Error in Outlook

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

When you try to attach or copy and paste into Outlook and you get an “Internet Explorer Must Close” window, it may be time to update the versions of your software. Continue reading

Is there a limit to how many times you can use your Windows 7 disk to re-format your computer? Continue reading

Shirleylou needs some help opening her backup CDs. We talk her through the process. Continue reading

How Do I Get Rid Of MixiDK V30?

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Use this tip to get rid of annoying toolbars that come bundled with other downloaded software. Continue reading

Learn how to fix a “security center service cannot be started” message in Windows. Continue reading

Afraid of ELF emissions from your home WiFi? Find out if you need to worry and some solutions. Continue reading

Christa from Lake Charles, La writes: I have a Dell Dimension 3100 running Windows XP. I have not been able to use my system restore for awhile. Even if I just try to go back to the day before it says that my computer cannot be restored to that date. Please help. Continue reading

Charlie from New Jersey writes: After removing a virus from my computer I’m unable to install anything. A message comes up saying: Windows Installer is missing….I’m using Vista, 32 Home Premium Version. Can you help? Thank you Answer:… Continue reading

Crys from West Indies writes: I have an HP a6700f Desktop and while using it, the computer freezes for a couple seconds with an irritating sound. Sometimes a popup says the graphics card recovered from a crash and this happens every 10 minutes or so. I’m guessing its the graphics card….but i opened it up an found none. Can you provide any suggestions? Continue reading

Can I Upgrade To Windows 7?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Shirley from FL writes: I have a Compaq laptop with Vista on it. It is about 4 years old, am I able to put Windows 7 on it? Since I can not afford at this time a new laptop I would like to get rid of Vista since I do not like it. Answer: Shirley, I’ve got some great news for you. If your PC is running Vista then it… Continue reading

Evict User Data from Used Computer

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Roy from Las Vegas, NV writes: Bought a used computer from a friend that wanted a new one. Now, I can’t get his name from showing up in the USERS etc. Have changed everything suggested by the Worldstart Forum. Still it comes up! Is there a simple way to change his to mine? I am listed as the owner etc now and in the registry but his name keeps showing up! Continue reading

Continuing Your Backup

Monday, May 27th, 2013

When you do a backup, what information is backed up? Does it pick up where it left off, or does it simply back everything up? And how do you know when your destination drive is full? Continue reading

Find out how to make a backup recovery disc for your eMachines computer if you’ve lost the original CD. Continue reading

Always get irritated by touchpad while typing? Using TouchFreeze, Touchpad can be disabled while you are typing. Here is the step-by-step process to install TouchFreeze in Windows7. Continue reading

If you’re getting a pop-up from Adobe saying that Flash needs to store information on your hard drive, this article will explain why and how to stop it. Continue reading

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