How to Solve Computer Problems by Using System Restore

Using System Restore

If your computer starts acting up it could be many things causing the problem, from an update clashing with a program to problems caused by a new program you have installed to Windows just losing the location of a system file. If you cannot solve the problem by more straight forward means such as uninstalling a program you can restore your computer to an earlier date using System Restore to wind back your system. Windows creates Restore Points every day the computer is turned on or you install a program.

Finding System Restore XP

First in XP close and save any open Documents. Click the Start Button and then All Programs – Accessories – System Tools – System Restore.

The Restore Wizard then starts

Using Vista

The procedure may be the same as XP. Sometimes however System Restore will not appear in the System Tools List. In this event go to Start – Control Panel. Then in the standard Control Panel View, not Classic View go to “View advanced system settings” at the bottom of the left hand pane. In the pop up window click the System Protection Tab and then System Restore

System Restore wizard

At this stage the Restore wizard will start. If you do not have problems but intend to make big changes to your Computer you can create your own Restore Point at this stage. Otherwise follow the wizard to restore your Computer to an earlier time. You will have a … Read More

Choosing a Video Card When Building Your Own Computer

The video card is an essential computer component that you should carefully consider when you are building your own computer. Without a graphics card, your homebuilt computer cannot display images and pictures.

Many midrange graphics cards are built inside modern motherboards. If you will be using your homebuilt computer as a workstation to handle your extra paperwork, you will not need to buy a separate graphics card. If you intend to play the latest computer games in your homebuilt computer, then you need to purchase a discrete video card, also known as a dedicated video card. More often than not, dedicated video cards pack more power than the video cards which have been integrated into a motherboard. This makes them ideal for a gaming PC system.

There are two popular video card brands that you can choose from: Nvidia and ATI. Both brands offer an impressive array of cards. Both also offer you the ability to use up to four video cards simultaneously in one computer system. Tucking more than one high-end video inside your system will render awesome graphics when you run computer games and heavy multimedia programs!

Modern graphic cards are attached to the motherboard using PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) slots. To use two or four video cards together, you should get Nvidia’s SLI cards or ATI’s CrossFire cards. They will only work on motherboards that support them though. So make sure that your motherboard will permit the synchronization of two or more graphics cards.… Read More