Okay, you’ve found something is just not right about your system. You routinely keep it running 24-hrs. a day 7-days a week and suddenly, either your printer doesn’t work, an application doesn’t load properly, etc. The first thing you should do is to clear out the memory and eliminate any conflicts that have developed over time. You do this most easily by Shutting the system down (turning it off). Click Start, Shut Down, Turn Off and give the system a rest for at least 1 minute before turning it back on. This frequently corrects many mundane issues with the operating system and things begin working again. If an attached device such as a printer has stopped working, be sure to turn it off as well. Then, before starting your computer, turn that printer back on first, followed by the computer.
Note: If you can’t turn your system off using the normal method, hold the power button down (or in) until the system goes off. This may take several seconds to “suffocate” it, but you’ll eventually get the system to go off. This works particularly well with Notebook computers that are stubborn when shutting down.
So, you’ve turned on your computer and you see the screen starting to come alive but it just won’t boot into Windows.
Try these steps:
Often, a peripheral will be found to disturb the boot-up process, especially if Windows considers it to be a bootable device such as a flash memory drive, or one installed in a printer, etc. By removing these during the bootup process, you’ll find that the system can boot normally. Just insert them after the machine is up and running or as needed.
You’ve lost connection to the Internet and you have a Cable or DSL connection.
If you are on a network sharing information with others:
Okay. If the answer to (1) or (2) is no, sounds like the router is acting up. Make sure everyone on the network shuts down their machines before you proceed.
If you are not on a network or the above is true, the next thing to do is to check the status of your modem.
If you’ve been using Outlook Express for years, you’ve probably accumulated and deleted tons of files (with large attachments). If you don’t delete your deleted items, the trash just accumulates. This causes you to reach the maximum storage threshold of 2GB. You need to reduce the file size or things just won’t work properly.
Locate the “Store folder” where Outlook Express keeps all it’s files. (This is the same location that you want to backup if you want to preserve or move your e-mail.)
Here’s how to find the store folder:
Share Outlook data without a server
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