How to Fix a Laptop Charger Input

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Laptop computers typically get power from two sources: the AC/DC adapter cord, and the lithium ion battery. The AC/DC adapter plugs into the electrical outlet and connects into the input charger jack in the computer. Most laptop computer batteries can carry a charge for up to three hours. After that, the laptop will need power for the adapter cord. If the input charger jack is malfunctioning, it will need repair before your computer can charge from the adapter cord.

How to Restore a Computer With F2

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When all other methods of restoring your computer fail, there is a backdoor method to try. This method accesses the Automated System Recovery program installed on all Windows computers since Microsoft Windows XP. Prior to XP, this method required the use of the original installation disc. In many cases, there is a brief period during the boot cycle where the user is alerted to the possibility of using this in an emergency. It should be noted, however, that the F2 fix will restore your computer to its original factory settings, thereby removing all user-created programs and files

How Do I Fix and Restore My Computer Screen Shrunk in Size?

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Applications sometimes reduce your screen's resolution, effectively reducing its size. Older programs such as video games may work at a lower resolution, and though your computer should revert its video settings after closing the program, it sometimes does not. Often, simply pressing the "Control," "Alt" and "Delete" keys and then clicking "Cancel" will restore your original resolution and maximize your screen. Otherwise, fix your resolution by configuring your settings through the Windows "personalization" options.

The Best PC Fix Software

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Computers, whether they are new or old, all seem to slow down, have a lot of errors and crash with increasing frequency the more you use them. What makes these issues difficult is that there could be any number of reasons for the slow-downs, errors and crashes. So how do you repair these issues if you don't even know where to start? The best way right now is software built to do just that--software that looks at a variety of different items on your computer and then repairs any problems it encounters.

How to Troubleshoot Computer Headphones

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If your set of computer headphones are no longer emitting sound properly, or at all, the problem could lie either with a physical malfunction in the headphones or in a hardware or software issue with the computer you are using. There are many different troubleshooting steps you can attempt to pinpoint the problem and find out if the headphones need to be replaced.

How to Fix a Computer That Won't Display a Web Page

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If, when trying to visit your favorite website, you’re greeted by a 404 error screen, the problem may not reside in some far off server…it may be right at your fingertips. Inaccessible websites could be caused by corrupt code blocking the pipeline or, more seriously, by some nasty malware lurking deep within your directory. In any case, there are some active measures you can take if you find that typically stable websites seem to have disappeared.

How to Fix CD Drive Problems

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Almost all newer generation computers come with CD and DVD drives installed in them. CD drives are capable of playing music discs, program installation disks and even burning music CDs and data disks. As you use your CD drive, you might occasionally encounter problems with it. Fortunately, most problems with a CD drive can be easily fixed.

How to Delete PC MightyMax

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A computer infected with PC MightyMax leaves no question that there's a problem. Constant pop-up windows and alert sounds indicate there are infections that the purchase of the full MightyMax package will fix. In some cases, PC MightyMax directs your browser to unwanted websites and blocks programs that will help you remove it. It's a type of malware called scareware, intended to alarm a computer user into providing personal and financial information. PC MightyMax can be removed manually with a combination of uninstalling and deleting registry entries, or by restoring your computer to a point prior to the appearance of PC MightyMax.

How to Fix Desktop.INI

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If you use the Windows operating system, you may see the "desktop.ini" file opened in the Notepad text editor upon startup. This is due to a bug that adds the file to the Startup folder, causing it to be opened in Notepad every time you start your computer. Fixing the problem involves removing the file from the Startup folder.

How to Fix a Bad Laptop Battery

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The battery is typically the most unreliable part of a laptop or notebook computer. Many laptop owners will find that after a few months of typical use, their battery has lost significant capacity or died completely. A bad battery can greatly inhibit a laptop computer's usability. Before purchasing a new laptop battery, which can often be very expensive, several troubleshooting steps can help you fix a bad one.

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