This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Intermittent Wireless Web Browsing Failure
Longtime subscriber Bob Rosenblum wrote to ask about a strange intermittent problem with his wireless network — web browsers would report he was not connected to the Internet, but other networking functions worked:
Disconnect from Internet
I have an unusual problem and I am not sure how to trouble shoot it because it happens erratically and unpredictably.
I have Windows 7 on a Toshiba laptop. I connect to the internet through a wireless router.
Every once in a while I seem to lose my connection to the internet even though no other devices on our network are having that problem […]
- Active Drive versus System Drive
New subscriber Jim Boskey wrote to ask a question about active hard drive partitions and Windows.
While a new subscriber, I am not a novice, and have read your articles through PC Pitstop for some time. My career was in programing, and I build and fix PCs as a hobby. However, I have befuddled myself.
Still on Windows XP, I wanted to move my C: drive to SSD, so I did a […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
I heard a complaint recently from my son. I had forwarded an electronic retailer’s email advertisement to him because he was looking for a new monitor.
The email was a short-term sale, but unfortunately, he didn’t see the email in time. Gmail had sorted it into the Promotions tab.
When he looked for the email, it was too late. He mentioned to me that he doesn’t like Gmail’s new Tab Interface. Since I didn’t recall it on my Gmail account, I went looking for it…
I found the applicable link on […]
Windows 7 has a number of troubleshooting tools built into it, which can be real help when things are not working correctly.
The tools can be accessed in two ways. You can click on the Start button (the Windows Orb) > Control Panel > System and Security. Then, under the Action Center heading, click on Troubleshoot common computer problems.
Alternatively, you can click on Start, and type troubleshooting in the search box, and select the Troubleshooting entry it finds.
Either way opens the same troubleshooting dialog box: […]
Having trouble reading or seeing some of the items and text on the Windows Desktop and in windows?
Or, maybe you just want to make some changes that can speed up Windows[…]
Subscriber Flo Bogaenko wrote me with an unusual, or what should be an unusual, problem — her Internet Service Provider upgraded her equipment and broke her ability to print wirelessly on her home network:
My ISP is Verizon. I have always printed wirelessly. Recently Verizon replaced my old router with an Actiontec and then I could not print wirelessly.
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