• How can I get into BIOS in Lenovo 560e?

    I want to get into BIOS to change my laptop to VT-x, but I have no luck. I have tried F1, F2, F12 and the Enter button ,but it won't take me to BIOS.
    I want to get into BIOS to change my laptop to VT-x, but I have no luck. I have tried F1, F2, F12 and the Enter button ,but it won't take me to BIOS.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do digital video files degrade over time?

    I have some videos I recorded a few years ago. They have been copied and moved around to different hard drives over the years. I watched some of them and the quality looks degraded. Has sitting for years and being moved around so much degraded them? The original files are long gone and all I have are these copies.
    I have some videos I recorded a few years ago. They have been copied and moved around to different hard drives over the years. I watched some of them and the quality looks degraded. Has sitting for years and being moved around so much degraded them? The original files are long gone and all I have are these copies.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are laptops becoming obsolete?

    Seems as though they are just for students or business anymore. And don't sell very well due to phones and tablets. Thoughts?
    Seems as though they are just for students or business anymore. And don't sell very well due to phones and tablets. Thoughts?
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • Computer overheated help?

    It overheated and stopped working. I smelled something burning and it smelled like an iron. I tried turning the computer back on but it didn't work. I opened it up and couldn't exactly pinpoint the burn smell. It wasn't running anything intense when it crashed but it was a hot day and I hadn't... show more
    It overheated and stopped working. I smelled something burning and it smelled like an iron. I tried turning the computer back on but it didn't work. I opened it up and couldn't exactly pinpoint the burn smell. It wasn't running anything intense when it crashed but it was a hot day and I hadn't cleaned dust out for a while. The next day, I opened it and turned it on. It worked for a split second, the cpu fan and graphics card light turned on, then abruptly turned off. I am unable to find any burn marks on any of the components. I took out PSU and power cord and tried it on my friends computer and they both worked so it's not them. Any suggestions on how to find the damaged part(s)? How to check if motherboard was fried? Etc. any help would be appreciated.
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Computer overheated need help?

    It overheated and stopped working. I smelled something burning and it smelled like an iron. I tried turning the computer back on but it didn't work. I opened it up and couldn't exactly pinpoint the burn smell. It wasn't running anything intense when it crashed but it was a hot day and I hadn't... show more
    It overheated and stopped working. I smelled something burning and it smelled like an iron. I tried turning the computer back on but it didn't work. I opened it up and couldn't exactly pinpoint the burn smell. It wasn't running anything intense when it crashed but it was a hot day and I hadn't cleaned dust out for a while. The next day, I opened it and turned it on. It worked for a split second, the cpu fan and graphics card light turned on, then abruptly turned off. I am unable to find any burn marks on any of the components. I took out PSU and power cord on my friends computer and they both worked so it's not them. Any suggestions on how to find the damaged part(s)? How to check if motherboard was fried? Etc. any help would be appreciated.
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Unmute my computer?

    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • What high-tech gadgets just confuse you.?

    Best answer: Windows 10. Every six months Microsoft release a new version and many of the settings have changed how they work or just moved to a new location. Then settings I have previously set to my preferred state are switched to something different. One of my Windows 10 PCs is connected to my TV as a PVR. I have now pulled... show more
    Best answer: Windows 10. Every six months Microsoft release a new version and many of the settings have changed how they work or just moved to a new location. Then settings I have previously set to my preferred state are switched to something different.

    One of my Windows 10 PCs is connected to my TV as a PVR. I have now pulled it off the Internet because I am fed up with having to reconfigure it twice a year, while it can take a long time to find where certain settings have been moved to. The only negative to this is that I have to correct the PC's clock manually every few months as it can no longer get its time from the Internet.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How come people think that arguing with an internet technician shows my immaturity when I think it makes me cool?

    So the at&t guy that came out yesterday was an idiot. He was blaming everything on me and said that I have a total of 25 devices connected wirelessly to the router. I told him that I don't have 25 devices but he insists that he is correct because it says so on his ipad. The guy is a freaking idiot and he... show more
    So the at&t guy that came out yesterday was an idiot. He was blaming everything on me and said that I have a total of 25 devices connected wirelessly to the router. I told him that I don't have 25 devices but he insists that he is correct because it says so on his ipad. The guy is a freaking idiot and he got my family to side with him. He wanted to move the modem downstairs and putted in an central location. I disagreed with it but he got my family members on his side. He got rude and said I will move the modem down and set in the living and run a wire upstairs to him if he is so pinned on using his apple router. I threatened him that if he did that then I will take a hammer to him. He stopped there and says he can't do it if I don't agree to it. Moving an modem and router to the center of the house will make no difference. I have airport expresses which are network extenders downstairs so the whole house is covered. He says it degrades the speed when it has to pass through those extenders. That is not true. My family is mad that I switched to spectrum without their permission. I just went and did it anyways. Spectrum is better than at&t. He says switching to spectrum will make no difference if the router is in the same location. Well I disagree with him. Spectrum will make it better. My friend andy says that my immaturity level shows because I argued and called the technician names and threatened him. I think it makes me cool because I am not afraid to stand up to him.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I use a vacuum to dust my PC?

    obviously not gonna be in suction mode, its pretty powerful if I just make sure everything is tightly in place, can I just use it to blow all the dust away, or will that break something
    obviously not gonna be in suction mode, its pretty powerful if I just make sure everything is tightly in place, can I just use it to blow all the dust away, or will that break something
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can you still make your own recovery disk after using a computer for one month?

    Best answer: Yeah it doesn't really matter when you make them as long as you make them. Just an FYI, making the recovery media will not backup your personal files and programs you have. So if you ever need to re-install from the recovery media, it will put your laptop back to factory defaults so you will need to re-install... show more
    Best answer: Yeah it doesn't really matter when you make them as long as you make them. Just an FYI, making the recovery media will not backup your personal files and programs you have. So if you ever need to re-install from the recovery media, it will put your laptop back to factory defaults so you will need to re-install all of your programs.

    I personally would go with a USB flash drive since it is a lot faster than having to put in a DVD, wait for it to burn, eject it, put in a new one and repeat.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I go about this?

    Best answer: You are correct. 700 millibits (mb) is a small video file. You meant 700 MegaBytes (MB). Units matter. Read the file into a Windows PC. I assume it is simply stored as a data file on the CD. Then use a DVD mastering package to create your DVD. Here is a site with a few... show more
    Best answer: You are correct. 700 millibits (mb) is a small video file. You meant 700 MegaBytes (MB). Units matter.

    Read the file into a Windows PC. I assume it is simply stored as a data file on the CD. Then use a DVD mastering package to create your DVD. Here is a site with a few examples:

    http://www.winsite.com/freeware/freeware...

    Try a Google search for "DVD mastering software".

    I hope this helps.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Computer overheated?

    Best answer: I assume this unspecified computer is a desktop PC. The fault could be on the motherboard or in the PSU. Requesting a replacement PSU could be premature unless the replacement is free or charge. Cooked CPU and graphics chips with heat sinks can be very hard to spot without removing the heat sinks. Even then, the... show more
    Best answer: I assume this unspecified computer is a desktop PC. The fault could be on the motherboard or in the PSU. Requesting a replacement PSU could be premature unless the replacement is free or charge.

    Cooked CPU and graphics chips with heat sinks can be very hard to spot without removing the heat sinks. Even then, the actual evidence may be a small pinhole in the chip, and if this is under a chip, then it might not be visible without removing the chip, which will probably ruin it anyway.

    Start by disconnecting all disk and DVD drives, and removing any option cards, just leaving the motherboard and the PSU connected. If it won't power up then you will know it is one of those two that is causing the problem. If it does power up, then reconnect the other devices one by one and try powering up again after each one.

    The PSU often takes a hit if there is a power surge. Modern computer PSUs convert the incoming AC to DC and then use an inverter system to drop the voltage to the correct levels. Frequently it is the capacitors in the AC to DC conversion, the diode bridges in this part of the PSU or the transistors driving the inverter function that die. The inverter transformers rarely suffer a major fault. Motors in disk drives do not normally cause an issue and these can be isolated as described above. You can even disconnect many of the fans briefly (not those inside the PSU) to see if any of these are slugging a power rail. Don't run it for long with a fan disconnected.

    I hope this helps.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is there a way around activation locked on iPad?

    So it's my iPad but I don't have access to the old email I used when I set up my ipade because it was an email through at&t. At&t won't let you have access to your email unless you're a customer (which I'm not), this being locked out of my iPad. I know the email and password. I can't... show more
    So it's my iPad but I don't have access to the old email I used when I set up my ipade because it was an email through at&t. At&t won't let you have access to your email unless you're a customer (which I'm not), this being locked out of my iPad. I know the email and password. I can't even get onto the iPad anymore, it's rest but it won't even let me set it up like a new iPad because it's locked. Is there a solution to this? Would Apple be able to assist? Thanks
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago