Hard Drives

How To Defrag

Dear Computer Lady, How do you defrag a computer? Does this get rid of a lot of junk on you computer? A computer is like a car- I know how to drive a car but I don’t know how to work on it. Thanks, Charlotte.

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How To Run Scandisk

Dear Computer Lady, My computer told me to run scandisk.  I have  XP.  HOW DO I RUN THIS?  THANK YOU, Dpaul

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Install New, Larger Hard Drive

Dear Computer Lady, My Computer is about five years old and runs WindowsXP. It runs well thankfully but the 2TB Harddrive is almost full. I can’t afford a new machine and besides I’m not sure I want windows7 yet. I’ve been thinking that the best way to fix this issue would be to get a […]

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Getting Pictures off Old Hard Drive

Dear Computer Lady, Hello my name is Heather . Hopefully you can help me with my computer problem. My husband had the same computer about I want to say 6 months ago and his crashed it’s a toshiba . I’ve been told people can pull pictures off of the hard drive. When I turn it […]

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Why Can’t I read Old Files?

Hi Elizabeth!!! This is the 3rd time I’m emailing you and love to look forward to your answers! I’m an old school computer geek (cards et al..loved it!) and should be able to figure this one out, but the “new” stuff is a bit beyond me,…but I’m learning. I have all items/files from Computer 1 […]

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Damaged Hard Drive

Dear Computer Lady, I recently lost my hard drive. (Don’t know why.) I hired a local computer repairman who told me only that I needed a new drive. He could not “rescue” my data. Could I send you my old drive to see if you can get it off and onto a cd or flash […]

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Donate Computer

Dear Computer Lady, I have a working computer to donate. The OS is Windows XP. Another family member had used it. How may I “clean” it so that sensitive “deleted” information cannot be accessed/rejuvenated? Thanks, Elaine

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Scan Disk in Vista

Dear Computer Lady: I have Windows Vista and read in Volume 13, Issue #47 that I should run Scan Disk once in a while. I have never done that! I can’t find Scan Disk in my list of Programs! How do I proceed? Very truly yours, Tillie

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How To Backup Programs

Dear Computer Lady, I have a question, I am not the greatest on the computer but I almost lost everything on mine as my computer supposedly died on me as the hard drive went. The one fixing was going to replace it but while trying to save things he was able to repair it, but […]

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Copy iTunes to New Computer

Dear Computer Lady, I want to transfer itunes from my old computer to new. Have Seagate external hard drive but cant work out how to do transfer. Robert

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