Startup And System Refresh In Windows 8

Windows 8 Chat Support

               Windows 8 Restore

For all their faults and mistakes, Microsoft has spent tremendous attention to Windows 8. This is a completely new take on device computing, and there are many who have come to prefer it. Microsoft has thoroughly set up not just the desktop, but also the startup, shut down, and even troubleshooting areas. This OS brings in a load of enhancements over the former desktop experience, and it even throws in a few extras in other places. The booting and shut down are so fast this time around that the user can get to the desktop in as little as 10 seconds after hitting the power button.

If you’ve used a computer for some time, you have no doubt seen a system crash or two. Boot errors aren’t as common, but they’re not very rare either. People usually get apprehensive about the safety of their data in these situations, and sometimes even generally. In another OS, you’d want all your files and settings in a safe place, where you can get to it. There are people who simply wish to keep the desktop less cluttered, and easier to manage.

Windows 8 comes up with a way to manage all these needs. There’s a new Metro Boot menu, which lets you troubleshoot issues on PCs, and tablets, and use options such as system restore, image recovery, repair tools, command prompt provision, etc. For more information on this, call the Windows 8 chat support desk.

Desktop Experience

              Windows 8 OS

What’s new is a Refresh option. This involves two options, the first one being a clean install of the desktop, which brings it back without the non-essentials. It reverts the machine to the settings it had when you first set up the operating system. All your personal files are removed, and that takes care or any data corruption or virus infection.

The second option refreshes the OS, but keeps your personal data safe in another place; this would include photos, documents, media and background wallpapers. Then it checks all your Windows system files and does a thorough cleanup, so they’re in their original state. After completing the second refresh option, all your displaced files are put back where they were. You essentially get a completely new installation with your files intact.

These are some of the features of the refresh option in Windows 8. For more help along these lines, you have a Windows 8 chat support service that you can avail online.

Fixing Windows Installer Error 1719

Windows Installer Service

   Windows Cryptographic Service

At some point of time, you might have encountered an error that says, “The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed”. This happens mostly with Windows XP computers. This message usually pops up when you try to install or download a program into the computer. The error is also called Error1718, which also has a fix. All you need to do is work with MS-DOS window and enter few commands. This will fix the issue and you will be able to install and download the software. Read on to know the instructions to fix Windows installer service.

Instructions To Fix Error 1719

  • Click on the Start menu and click on the option Run.
  • In the space to type, type CMD and hit Enter. This will open the MS-DOS window.
  • The window is usually black with a white cursor blinking, type in Msiexec /Unreg and hit Enter.
  • You will have to repeat this again, type Msiexec /Regserver and then hit Enter.
  • Next, you have to type Exit and hit Enter in order to exit MS-DOS. Click on the Start Menu and then choose to Restart the computer. Do not disturb the computer until it boots up.

Here are few things that you need to know additionally about this process,

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       Windows Drivers And Services

  • In some cases, this method would not work properly in a normal boot. As an alternative, you can try the same steps when the computer is in Safe mode. To enter into Safe Mode in the computer, you need to press F8 when the computer boots up. This will lead you to the advanced boot options. Select the very first option and hit Enter.
  • Do not give preference to registry fixes; this should be your last resort. Of course, they are effective, but if you are not a trained technician, it is better not to deal with registry files. When something goes wrong while working with the registry file, if you not able to revert to normal, then it would be a major issue.

When the above method does not work, call up a technician or a friend who is technically sound. They will be able to work with the registry to fix Error1718. You can look up for knowledge base articles in the official website to get this issue fixed. They will be connected to your computer remotely and then fix the Windows installer service issue.

How To Fix Problems With The Browser Connection

Browser Troubleshooting

                 Try Browser Troubleshooting

Most often, an internet connection is very much necessary in order to perform most tasks in computers. Sometimes even if the internet connection is fine enough, the web browser that you normally use may display certain problems. You may get a page with errors and working over the internet will seem impossible even though you think you have a working internet connection.

Let us check the basic browser troubleshooting steps that will help you to fix this issue. The instructions are quite simple enough and you can easily follow the same.

Perform basic troubleshooting

As the initial step, you need to verify that you do not have Work Offline option enabled in IE. If this is enabled, your web browser will not work even if you have access to internet. You can open another browser and try connecting to the internet. Despite the above steps, if you are encountering the same errors, then you can log in to a different computer and this will help you to find whether the problem is with the network or not. If there is a network outage, such a problem can be identified through the steps given below.

Empty The cache

The images or files that you normally view on internet will be stored temporarily in the cache that is normally located in your hard drive. You would have to empty them often in order to avoid problems with your web browser. This could most often slow down your browser. There can be a corrupt file in the cache that is causing the problem. You can even meet a technician who can offer you assistance.

Basic Troubleshooting

              Custom Browser Troubleshooting

Restore defaults

Sometimes there can be errors in your browser settings that might be causing all the problems. You can anyway change the browser settings to its default and this can fix the problem that you are currently facing. But the procedure for changing the settings of a browser will mainly depend upon the type of browser as well as version that is used. You can try to go through the FAQ section available for browser troubleshooting.

The simple steps given above will help you in troubleshooting a web browser effectively. If you find that the problem still exists, then you can hire a technician who can help you to fix the problem that you are currently facing. You can also contact our tech support desk for any further assistance.

Updating BIOS In A Toshiba Laptop

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Toshiba Support For Laptops

BIOS is a small chip in the computer that has all the basic information of a computer stored. This means that it also contains information about date and time, keyboard controls and other programs installed in the computer. This information lets the processor to communicate with the computer. It is the most tedious and feared thing to change the BIOS or to upgrade it. Users look into this as a nightmare.

When the motherboard or the computer hardware starts to work in a bizarre way, look for help from experienced technicians. In the usual case, a trained professional software technician works on BIOS settings, since it needs plenty of technical knowledge to work on the same. If done properly, a connection between the hardware and the processor would be established to make the communication between them effective. In case there are some issues while working with the BIOS settings, this might result in serious damage both for the processor and the motherboard.

Here Is How You Get Toshiba Laptops Support

  • Move to the Support Page for Toshiba laptops on the web browser that you usually use. Click the Download Link.
  • In the Choose Category column, select the laptop that you use. You need to select the exact Model and the laptop type here. Choose the right model from the model column of the page.
  • Look for the latest Bios in the page, and Download the same. There is a download link available next to each BIOS download. Click on this and Save it to the computer.
  • Locate the file in the computer and then double click on the same to Execute. The moment you execute this, you will get a UAC Prompt.

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    Laptop Support And Help

  • Click on the Button to unzip the files, after clicking on the Ok button. You will have to wait until the BIOS utility page opens. After it appears, close all other programs and windows excluding the BIOS utility window.
  • From the BIOS utility window, find the option and click on Install From Windows. To proceed with the update, click on Ok. Depending on the laptop model, this might take few minutes to complete.
  • When the update completes, click on Ok to quit the BIOS utility window.

With the help of Toshiba Laptops Support, you can update the BIOS with ease. Thus, this saves you from the trouble of messing up with system hardware or software.

Directions For Using Chat In Microsoft NetMeeting

Windows Chatz

      Windows Chat Services

Microsoft NetMeeting used to be a popular VoIP based chat/video conferencing client. It was integrated with many of the past versions of Windows, bundled with Internet Explorer. The program is not available with any of the latest Windows versions starting from Windows Vista. If you are still using any of the older Windows versions, you can use Microsoft NetMeeting for text, voice and video chatting. The below instructions explain how you can get started with this multi purposeful Windows chat utility.

Instructions

  • Launch Microsoft NetMeeting on your PC. Navigate to the Start menu and choose All Programs from the menu that appears. Select NetMeeting from the All Programs menu.
  • Navigate to the Tools menu located at the top of the menu bar.
  • Select chat from the dropdown menu. You can also select the chat option from the menu of the NetMeeting icon located on your taskbar.

Customize chat

Microsoft NetMeeting is equipped with options for customization. Here are the steps for customizing your NetMeeting chat.

Customization of fonts

You can use your favourite font and colour for the text in NetMeeting chat. The effect of the customization will not be reflected on the chat window of the person on the other end.

  • Go to the Options menu from the main menu bar and choose Fonts from the dropdown list.
  • Choose your desired font size, colour and style.

Customization of text formats

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           Windows Support

Microsoft NetMeeting allows you to customize the text formatting of the messages you send to your recipients. You can also decide what information should be displayed with the outgoing messages. To change the current settings or to customize the text formatting, work out the following steps.

  • Navigate to the Options menu that is located on the main menu bar.
  • Choose Chat Format from the resulting dropdown list.
  • Go to the section titled Information Display and select checkboxes before the desired items that have to be included with the information display.
  • To customize the text format, go to the tab labelled Message Format and specify your desired format style. Once done, click OK to save the changes you have made in the settings and exit the window.

Microsoft NetMeeting is a feature-rich text/voice/video chat client. By customizing this Windows chat service, you can use it more productively. For more information or tips for using this service, get in touch with our customer service desk.

Tips To Rectify Disk Errors On Toshiba Laptops

Toshiba Laptops

              Toshiba Laptop

Toshiba is considered as one of the world’s best manufacturers of personal computers and laptops. The company has garnered much reputation over the years. The NAND memory chip is a unique feature of Toshiba laptops. A large range of computer products available in the market nowadays makes use of the NAND memory chip.

The performance features, overall functionality and the sleek built quality are all worth special mentioning. It is not surprising that Toshiba laptops are always known to be value added computer systems. You can clearly say that all the technical features of Toshiba computers are top notch and something that you cannot find with other leading brands of computers. Though this is the case, there can be times when you might have to face some minor technical issues such as disk errors on their laptops.

Have you ever faced such a problem with your Toshiba laptop? Then the below mentioned set of instructions will help you to resolve the issue at the earliest.

  • You can start the troubleshooting process by double clicking on “My Computer” icon that you will be able to see on the desktop of your computer.
  • Right click on the Hard disk option that you can locate inside the C: drive of your laptop.
  • Select “Properties.”
  • Now select the “Tools” tab that you can find inside the new window.
  • Click “Check Now’’ inside the error checking option.

    Customer Support

                   Toshiba Computers

  • Select the “Scan For and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors” option to resolve errors. You can also find the bad sectors to recover the entire readable files.
  • Restart your laptop. Now, before your system starts to boot, you will be able to see the automated three-stage error check. This procedure can last for a couple of minutes.
  • Make sure that the disk errors have been resolved when the process of disk check is over.  You will be able to find the list of disk errors that are resolved on the screen of your laptop immediately before your laptop is booted.
  • Still if there are disk errors, it is highly recommended that you contact the Toshiba Customer Support department via phone or email.

Probably the technical issue will be beyond your expertise level to be solved.  You can call them directly or send across an email addressing your concern. The 24/7 customer care team will rectify the issue at the earliest and your laptop will start to work at its best again.

Installing Windows XP Service Pack 2

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             Windows Service Pack Features

Windows Service Pack 2 was launched by Microsoft as an upgrade to the original Windows XP operating system. This comprises of several options that enhance the security features of the XP operating system. Even though Microsoft has ended the services of Windows XP almost three months ago, the users can still install this update to improve the security features in their OS.

This Windows XP Service Pack is available for all the versions of the XP operating system and can fix a number of problems that the users face in their systems. Windows XP Service Pack 2 can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.

You can use the following instructions to download the Service Pack into your system.

  • At first, you need to download the Service Pack 2 disk from Microsoft’s website. While doing so, you need to be aware of the fact that that this is a large file of several hundred megabytes and would take a long time to get downloaded in your system.
  • Once downloaded, you need to back up all important information to CD or DVD before installing it. The information should include all the data you have downloaded from the Internet and that includes the Service Pack 2 files.
  • In the next step, you can insert the Service Pack 2 disk into your CD or DVD drive. After you do this, the upgrade process would start automatically. For this, you can also browse to the location of the file on your computer where you have stored it. Now, you can double-click on the file and let it start the upgrade in your system.

    Upgrade Process

                     Windows XP Updates

  • You will get a set of instructions on your computer screen. Follow these and the system will automatically restart once the process gets completed.
  • You also need to make sure that the upgrade is recognized by the system after the re-start. This can be checked by clicking on Start followed by the Control Panel.
  • Now, you can click on the System icon and then on the General tab. This would help you to successfully confirm if your Windows XP computer is now running Windows Service Pack 2.

By following this set of simple instructions, you can install Windows XP Service Pack 2 in your XP computer. However, if you face any sort of issues during the procedure, feel free to contact our Windows technical support team.

Removing Windows Live Messenger From Startup Services

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             Get chat support

Windows Live Messenger is an instant messaging client developed by Microsoft. The program was widely used by people all over the world for contacting with their peers and family. But, with the introduction of Skype program, this messenger program has lost its importance and is used by only by a small percentage of people. Here, we will discuss how you can disable Windows Live Messenger from the Startup services menu.

Instructions

  • Press the Windows key found at the left bottom corner of the keyboard to open the Start menu and click on the All Programs tab found there. Look for the Windows Live Messenger in the list of programs displayed on the screen and click on it, when found. If there is a shortcut icon of the program on the desktop, you can launch Windows Live Messenger by simply double clicking on it.
  • When the application window appears on the screen, click on the Tools menu found at the top of the application window and select the Options tab from the drop down menu.
  • Click on the General tab in the context menu shown on the screen and click on the check box found next to the option labeled Automatically run Windows Live Messenger when I log on to Windows for un-checking the option. Click on the OK button found at the bottom of the page for saving the changes you have made to the program. According to Windows XP chat support team, Windows Live Messenger will no longer launch automatically when you start the system.

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               Windows XP chat instructions

  • Windows XP chat support forums point out that you can alternatively disable it by launching the System Configurations Utility and making the necessary changes in it. For launching the utility, open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows and R keys found in the keyboard simultaneously. Type in the command msconfig in it and press the Enter button to open the System Configuration Utility.
  • When the system configuration utility appears on the screen, click on the Startup tab found in it and remove the check mark found next to the Windows Live Messenger program to stop launching the program automatically during system startup.

If you follow these simple instructions given above, you will be able to stop Windows Live Messenger from launching automatically during the OS startup.

How To Make New Friends Within A Chat Room

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Chat Window To Transcend Barriers

Online chat rooms help you to have a refreshing talk with a family member or your close friend, no matter which part of the world you are in. In fact, connecting with people via internet through a chat window helps transcend the geographical barriers.

You can locate a plethora of websites that allow you to chat with people. Indeed, live chat rooms can be accessed from any part of the globe. It is available 24×7 and a chat room facilitates knowing people better prior to meeting them in person. Many people have reported that chat rooms helped them communicate with people whom they otherwise would have never talked to.

Benefits

Most of the live chat rooms provide video conversation as well. With the use of web cameras, you can see the person with whom you are chatting. Chat rooms allow you to converse with ten to twenty people at a time. You can have the freedom of including another person in your current chat. In fact, the feature is considered best while conducting group discussions.

Various online chatting websites help you communicate with people. However, before you select and register on these sites, make sure that it caters to your specific needs. Chat rooms are not just for communication, but also to express and share one’s ideas on academics, sports, religion, hobbies and matters of international significance. However, while providing personal details, you need to know how to implement the chat safely. Since online swindles are quite common, it is better to have adequate knowledge about the person with whom you initiate a chat session.

Online Chatting Websites

Communication Through Chat Window

It is possible for you to log in to the chat room using your user ID and password. You could find a number of chat rooms that are specially provided for music and art lovers, foodies, photography enthusiasts, nature lovers and so on. Before you start, it is better to find some time to research, so that you can arrive at the right choice as per your interests and needs.

You might have come across numerous chat rooms and made a suitable choice after considering your priorities. It is important that you select the people on your chat window wisely. Not all people are reliable enough to start chatting. Hence, in this context, it is better to seek the service of someone who has been using chat rooms sans any complaints.

Troubleshooting Fujitsu T4220 Pen

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         Fix Surface tablet problems

Fujitsu T4220 Pen is one of the best tablet pens or pointing devices available in the market and is widely used by tablet users all over the world. The pen is widely used with the Surface tablet range from Microsoft due to its ease of access and affordability. Follow these simple tips given below for fixing the Surface tablet problems shown by the pen.

Troubleshooting tips

  • Always make sure that you are storing the pen correctly; be sure that you have kept the pen in ‘Tip up’ position so that the tip is not damaged permanently. One of the major reasons for issues with the Fujitsu T4220 Pen is due to incorrectly placing the pen. Even though these issues could be fixed often, the users would need to replace the pen in some rare cases.
  • One of the best ways that you can fix Surface tablet problems related to the pen is to adjust the Click pressure. For changing the settings, open the Start menu, click on the Control Panel tab and double click on the option labeled as Fujitsu Pen Settings found in the window. Select the desired amount of pressure by sliding the side bar found near the option labeled as Click Pressure. The lower the pressure value set, the lighter pressure needed to work with the pen. After setting the correct pressure on the window that appears on the screen, click on the Apply button to save and apply the changes made to the pen.
  • Adjusting the rear toggle and eraser functions will also help in fixing Surface tablet problems related to Fujitsu T4220 Pen. Set the required amount of setting for both functions individually from the drop down menu in the respective fields found in the Fujitsu Pen Settings window.

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               Troubleshoot Surface tablet problems

  • Calibrating the pen settings will also help greatly in fixing most issues with the pen. For calibrating the pen, click on the Tablet and Pen Settings found in the Control Panel window and press the Calibrate button to start calibrating. Make sure that you press the pen against the + sign displayed on the screen and click on the OK button when calibration finishes.
  • Replacing the tip of the pen by using the pen tip removal tool provided with the Fujitsu T4220 is one of the best ways you can follow to troubleshoot the issues with pen.

If you follow the simple troubleshooting tips given above, you will be able to troubleshoot and fix most issues with Fujitsu pen.