This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Building Your First Homebuilt Computer
Building your first homebuilt computer can be a challenge. It’s not particularly difficult. It’s not rocket science — it’s just mechanical construction. BUt, there are enough pitfalls and traps for the unwary.
Subscriber Richard Fuller wrote to ask if he could build a computer to replace his aging model:
My computer’s hinting that it’s reached retirement age. […]
- HP Scanner Software Stopped Working
Subscriber Janet Walker wrote asking how she could solve some newly-developed problems with her all-in-one printer/scanner/fax:
I have Windows XP and I have a HP printer all in one.
All of a sudden when I click on my desktop to scan something on the HP Solution Center, it does not show that it will scan or copy anymore, it just shows print. […]
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This Week Online:
With my new design of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site, I now publish articles individually rather than as an on-line issue. That also means that I can link directly to the articles, as I’ve done below:
- Can’t Install Vista Service Pack 2
Sometimes, the best answer is to do a Google search, e.g., searching for vista service pack 2 error 0×80004002 Of course, just saying “it doesn’t work” without reporting what happens, may get AN answer, but the odds are great that it doesn’t solve the problem… Subscriber Robert Ferguson wrote to say:
TERRY I CAN’T INSTALL […]
- External Hard Drives Vanished from Computer
External hard drives are great for backup. Connect it, do the backup, and then disconnect. Using them for routine storage is more challenging and subject to some difficulties… Longtime subscriber Peter Dunckelmann wrote to ask for help in solving an external hard drive problem:
Hello Terry My laptop runs Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit. I run […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
Articles Newly Posted Online
The following are new individual articles this week on my Terry’s Computer Tip web site that were originally posted in my email or online newsletters.
As above, these are now direct links to the individual articles…
- 8GB Flash Drive Doesn’t Work
New subscriber Ken Phillips wrote recently to ask for help with his SanDisk flash drive:
I have an 8 Gig Sandisk flash drive . It stopped working and I tried it in several computers and operating systems and it won’t even light up. Please help I wrote back to Ken to tell him that I […]
- Can I Use Acronis True Image to Restore to My New Notebook?
Subscriber Ed McDowell wrote recently to ask about using Acronis True Image for a special task:
Terry, I did purchase (upgrade) to Acronis 2010 when the special price was announced several months ago before v2011 was released. I am purchasing a new laptop with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Can I use a ghost performed […]
- Unable to Print or Save from Adobe Reader X
Subscriber Kelley wrote about her problem after installing Adobe Reader X on her computer:
Hi Terry, I have a question about Adobe X. I am running Vista (yuck, I know) 32 bit on my PC. I can view a document in the web browser but when I try to print or save, nothing happens. I […]
- Yahoo Web Page Not Displaying Properly
Long-time subscriber Jim Weber wrote for help with a problem viewing Yahoo!:
Hi Terry – Something changed on my laptop when I look at a Yahoo news story web-page with Firefox. It looks like Firefox strips the HTML coding (or just ignores it) and displays the web-page like a text file. Graphics are not changed […]
I love the new design of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site — it makes article posting and maintenance much easier than before. I’m glad I switched to WordPress and the Genesis Theme Framework.