This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Keep Your Passwords Safely
Recently a subscriber wrote with a specific problem. However, the way the problem occurred has wider implications, perhaps for a lot of readers.
I’m subscriber to your newsletter, and it was being sent to my Gmail account.
Last night I changed the password to that account, not noticing that my browser was sandboxed. I asked the browser to remember the password and it did. I tested it and it worked fine so I deleted the new password from a WordPad note.
When I restarted the browser a bit later, the new password was gone and the old one was there. And of course I couldn’t log in.
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
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 to get back on my computer […]
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 blue screen, and then rebooted so fast that the screen couldn’t be read […]
Subscriber John Paul wrote about an intermittent problem getting his external hard drive to be recognized by his computer:
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 that I usually plug into.
Then if I switch to another port, and after a couple of tries, finally the computer recognizes the external drive […]
Subscriber Gary wrote recently from New Zealand about his Windows 7 computer:
I have just setup a new computer running Windows 7. All sounds work except for the keystroke sounds, e.g. caps lock […]
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