Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What to do when your pc mouse acts strange

The most common problems when a computer mouse acts strange is 1- it needs to be cleaned, the contacts inside can get loose dirt and lint inside internally and cause strange behaviour. The next set of problems can occur if your mouse hardware itself is bad like jerky mouse curser, mouse curser flashing or no curser at all, these can occur if the mouse is dirty too so its best to shut down your computer and clean it good, just make sure its dry before you turn it back on. The 2nd problems can occur when a PC that is using windows O/S shows the above signs from Malware such as Trojans, Viruses, Worms and other types of malware like Rogue software [a software that pretends to be something else, like a free security program or a free registry cleaner. The 3rd area that can cause strange mouse behaviour, is from bad pc software so if your mouse started to act strange right after you down loaded and installed a new game, it just might be the one that's causing your problem so just do a un-install of the newest program and see if your pc returns to its normal state.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

When Linux Won't Install

There can be many reasons why linux will not install correctly like a bad cd or dvd a bad hard drive a bad optical drive or one thing that will cause errors and other strange behavior is bad system memory. I recently was working on a new install that had a few of these issues the dvd drive was bad so I replaced it and still came up with errors saying it could be the cd/dvd drive or the hard drive, this error came right after the area settings where you would pick your destination from a map then input your user name and password, I already did a test on the hard drive so I knew it was ok. At the beginning of a install from the Pinguy 12.04 dvd there is an option to test your memory, so I did and both sticks of ram was bad,I replaced the memory and then Pinguy was able to install correctly. Computer memory that is bad can cause very strange behavior so it is best to do a scan on it first, the scan will save you a lot of time and headaches and will only take around 15 minutes to show a bad stick usually.