computers-hardware : Technology
People most commonly use computers to run applications and surf the Internet, but PCs can also serve as entertainment devices. If you have a DVD-ROM drive in your computer, you can play DVD movies on your computer just as you would on a television set. Your system must have the right...
It can be immensely frustrating to get the same computer error repeatedly without knowing what is causing the problem. Any time you see an error code that references ".exe," you know should look for a problem with an executable file. This application file triggers an action. In other words
When a non-data CD or DVD receives damage (such as a scratch or nick) it can cause it to not run properly on your computer or DVD player. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may be able to return the disc to working order. But if the scratch is deep, or if you have damaged the label side of
Yahoo! Messenger relies on sound for many of its features to perform as intended. PC-to-PC and PC-to-phone calls require working speakers or a headset. Custom ring tones, sound effects and voice mail are useless without sound. If your Yahoo! Messenger has no sound, the problem is caused either by th
External hard drives or thumb drives provide excellent storage solutions for many computer users. Rather than upgrading an internal hard drive or buying a new computer, users can store bulky applications, photos and movies on an external hard drive and keep the computer working more quickly. Using t
Use vinyl to CD programs to digitize LPs.Vinyl macro image by Pinkerator from Fotolia.comVinyl to CD programs allow you to copy your vinyl records onto the computer as digital files. You can then use the program to burn the digital recording onto a blank recordable audio CD. After you...
Are you sick of all the cords and bulky add-ons you have to deal with when purchasing a PC? I was and that's why I decided it was time to go for style, quality and longevity.
The dye sublimation printer once enjoyed a more popular status before the photo ink jet printer took over the color printing market in the late 1990s. Some photo printing experts still favor the sublimation printer over the ink jet, claiming the print quality is higher quality than the quality of in
RAID controllers allow for the combination of several disks into one array. This array appears to the operating system as a single disk. Due to the large capacities of hard drives, combining several of these disks into an array may actually breach the addressing limitations of the RAID controller it
Flash memory has revolutionized data storage. Floppy disks were fragile and didn't hold enough. Zip Drives were too expensive and bulky. CD and DVD-ROMs took too long to burn and were awkward to carry around. USB flash drives solved all of these problems by being compact, easy-to-use, and reliable f
Although HP is known for its efficient performance, it can also display some glitches from time to time. This article gives a revealing insight into some handy troubleshooting tricks to fix these issues.
The world's most popular portable drive is now smaller than ever. And it's smarter than ever with WD SmartWare data management and backup software that backs up your data automatically and continuously, shows your backup as it happens, and restores lost files effortlessly.
An Antec 650-watt power supply is the unit that converts power from your wall to your Gateway personal computer. Your power supply connects to the AC adapter and uses that power for your various devices and drives. Installing an Antec 650-watt power supply into your Gateway computer can be accomplis
On a standard desktop computer keyboard, the keys pop on and off by simply pulling with your fingers. Laptop keys are another story. Notebook keys are thinner and more delicate, which saves space on the laptop, but proves problematic when you need to replace a damaged key. If you want to remove the
The next time your HP 74 ink cartridge runs low, consider replacing it with a high-volume HP 74XL ink cartridge. Hewlett-Packard (HP) 74XL ink cartridges work in the same printers as HP 74 ink cartridges, but print approximately 550 more pages per cartridge. As of 2010, the HP website charges $19.99