This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Getting High CPU Usage Warnings
Subscriber Don Newsham wrote this week to ask about a problem that he was having with his computer — he was getting unusual high spikes in his CPU usage:
I have Norton on my computer. A couple of times a day I get an alert message that says high CPU usage by iexplore.exe and it gives a % ,anywhere from 50 -70 . Is this a concern ? I am just an averag guy […]
- Finding Answers on My Terry’s Computer Tips Web Site
Do you ever wonder how to quickly find answers to your computer problems?
I like to answer questions — and I’ve been answering them in my email and online Terry’s Computer Tips newsletters for well over five years. But, I can’t always answer them instantly.
In the 5.5+ years of writing my newsletters, I’ve answered a lot of questions from subscribers, so there are a lot of answers readily available on my web site http://www.terryscomputertips.com. […]
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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:
- ScanDisk Crashes and Keeps Restarting When Windows is Restarted
Subscriber Ken wrote about a problem he was having. ScanDisk, the Windows program that checks the hard drives, was crashing – but restarting every time he reboooted his computer…
I was running a scan disc checkup on the computer I usually use. The scan apparently has frozen and I cannot get it to shut off […]
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…
- External Hard Drive Not Recognized
Subscriber John Paul wrote about an intermittent problem getting his external hard drive to be recognized by his computer:
Terry, I have been using a Toshiba external hard drive, 298 GB capacity for about 3 years now for backup. Recently, however, my Lenovo R61i does not recognize the drive when plugged into the usb port […]
- Windows 7 Crashes with Blue Screen But Reboots Too Fast to Be Read
I answered a question on a mailing list recently from a user who was having problems with Windows 7. For some reason, Windows was crashing and giving a blue screen with writing (the so-called Blue Screen of Death). Unfortunately, when Windows crashed, it stopped everything it was doing, replaced the entire screen with a text-based […]
- Wireless Connection Problems Affecting Multiple Computers and Web Browsers
Subscriber Howie Kipnes wrote to with web browsing and wireless network connection problems, apparently unrelated:
Dear Terry, I have two recent issues that came up a couple of days apart. 1. I use GC and FF as browsers with IE as a backup. All of a sudden the GC wouldn’t load and I’d get messages […]
- Internet Explorer Starting in Minimized Mode
Subscriber David Forness wrote to ask how to solve a problem with his computer. Sometimes, grandchildren play with the settings or otherwise leave problems…
Dear Terry, Our granddaughter was using my wife’s computer last Thursday night and now all IE8 windows open minimized. Clicking a shortcut on the desktop open the associated window the same […]
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.