Cleaning your computer can sometimes improve its performance in addition to making it look better. One example would be cleaning the dust that builds up around the fans designed to move hot air out of your computer’s case. Cleaning up some of this dust can improve air circulation inside your computer and help cool components […]

One way to improve the way your students treat the computers is by encouraging ownership of the equipment. You can do this by assigning computers to individual students at the beginning of the year (or quarter if you are teaching an elective). The students can then be held accountable for any damage that occurs to […]

Cleaning your computer can sometimes improve its performance in addition to making it look better. One example would be cleaning the dust that builds up around the fans designed to move hot air out of your computer’s case. Cleaning up some of this dust can improve air circulation inside your computer and help cool components […]

If you computer suddenly becomes slower, the problem may not be hardware related. Sometimes programs known as “spyware” may be running in the background and taking over system resources such as memory and network bandwidth. The term spyware refers to any program that is installed on your system without your permission. These programs are often […]

separate non-consecutive pieces to store them on the hard drive. This happens when you create and save a file, then go back at a later time and add to it so that it is larger in size. Windows will probably have already saved other files after the original file, so the only way it can […]

Over time your computer may become sluggish because of problems with the way files are stored on your hard drive. Files may have become corrupted if your computer is not shut down properly while it is writing to the disk, for example. Windows XP (and 2000) provide a tool that will allow you to scan […]

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