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When my husband left, he took his PC knowledge with him


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Margaret29

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He did all that needed to be done, he's a tech. Anyway, he used to do something in what I thought was routine maintainance. I haven't done it but would like to. The problem is that I can't remember what it was called. The basic idea was there's a grid with black and white squares. There are a lot of white squares unused between the black squares. Somehow, he moved the black squares all together so that better use could be made of the white squares. This is all from memory and listening to him talk so I may remember some details wrong but I'm hoping I remembered enough so that it sounds familiar to SOMEONE!!!


Thanks y'all~!

Edited by Margaret29, 04 December 2012 - 03:44 PM.

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:welcome: Margaret29

I have no way of knowing what or how the previous maintenance was done but we can help you with an alternative.

First of all can I ask if you are having any particular issue/s with the computer.

Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests

Here's how:

You must use your Internet Explorer for this procedure. (doesn't work so well in Firefox or others). If your machine is running Vista or Windows 7, you must Select IE to “Run as Administrator”. After completing PCPitstop OverDrive you can close your IE browser and re-open it Normally so that you are no longer running as administrator.

Go to: http://www.pcpitstop...pit/default.asp
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive
In the User Login - Click on "Sign up FREE!"
You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)

Now enter your email address and password to Log in, Select - Scan this system Now!(button)
You will then be asked to download an ActiveX component and allow it to install.
It is safe and does not compromise your privacy.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the ActiveX and to allow the Full Tests to be run on your machine.

The Full Tests take about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on most machines.
When complete, a Results - Summary - Recommended Fixes will be displayed.

Please post the URL internet address, from your Results, back here into this Topic Thread so that we can review the configuration and present performance levels of your machine.

Note: During the graphics 2D and graphics 3D testing, your screen will display some rapidly moving objects.
If you are sensitive to visual flashing, it may cause dizziness. Therefore, look away from the screen during that portion of the testing.

After reviewing the results we will be more informed and may be able to provide better recommendations for you to work towards improving your machine's performance.

While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. We prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine.

Thanks to rshaffer61 for the PCPitstop instructions :thumbsup:
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Margaret29

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Why, thank you! I'll try that, it couldn't be any harder than my winging it!

Edited by Margaret29, 05 December 2012 - 09:35 AM.

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phillpower2

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You are welcome :thumbsup:

I will look out for an update.
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This sounds like defragging the disk, although in a very simply explanation. If you typed disk defragment in search it would pop up and you can run it to see if that's what it was. Although, you don't need to defrag your disks that often so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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I accidently came across the word defrag and knew immediately that was what it was called. I did everything the people here have suggested and the PC is running quite smoothly! Who needs a husband when y'all are here! Thanks again guys!

Meg
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