Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Slow Vista Start Up

You turn on your computer and it takes what feels like a lifetime to startup. If you have windows Vista on your computer then I am guessing your computer is relatively new. The cause of Vista startup most likely falls into two categories. The one I will talk about is Spyware. Spyware and viruses can causes the performance of your computer to degrade significantly. This could be the reason for your slow Vista startup.

90% of personal computers have spyware installed on them and half the time the user doesn't even know. Spyware is a software that is downloaded to your computer with out your consent and is used to spy on you. Spyware varies from a company simply wanting to send adds that relate to you, to stealing your personal information and money. The negative effects of spyware can cause problems for both you and your computer. Spyware can track everything you type into your computer, ever site you visit, every email you send, Instant messages, passwords, and even personal information such as your social security number.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

How To Fix A Slow Computer

Do you want to learn how to fix a slow computer? Most likely you are a computer user, but have no idea about why your computer starts to slow down over time. Having experienced a slow computer myself, I was finally able to clean up my slow computer and make it run like brand new again.

What I Did To Fix My Slow Computer

To make your computer run faster again, you will need to repair your registry files. They are the files in your computer registry that give the software and hardware the instructions to run properly. A computer registry filled with errors will cause the computer to slow down, because the applications get stuck

Friday, September 12, 2008

The 4 Elements That Makes Up A Personal Computer System

There are 4 elements that make up a personal computer system: the user, software, hardware and the electricity all working together for the whole system. Each of these elements is essential to the system itself.

The user is the person’s who perform the task using the computer system. The nature of the task depends upon the application program or software that is needed to perform the task. The software that the user used requires certain hardware components to function properly.

The hardwares of the personal computer system are made up of its equipment that are usually connected (the computer, monitor, printer and so on). It is defined as hardwares because you can physically touch these components. The programs are called softwares since their function can only be used when the computer is turn ON. Software is a set of coded instructions that the computer uses in order to carry out the user's tasks.

The user can only use the computer when it is turned ON. Without any electrical power to run through the personal computer system, it will not function. The ability of the personal computer system to control its components is through a series of on/off signals.

Here is how it works, when a user tries to type a document or a letter using his/her personal computer. The first thing the user do is to turn ON the power for the computer. Choosing a Word Processor software in order to write the document. The user uses the hardware such as the keyboard to write the content of the document; the typed document is then displayed onto the monitor screen. After the user finished writing his/her document. The user will use the software to instruct the printer to print the document. The software works together with the hardware components (the keyboard, monitor and printer) to accomplish the task that the user requested.

All of the four elements: the electrical power, hardware, software and the user work together to make up a personal computer system.