Your computer freezes. What’s up? Everything is moving slow; you feel like you’ve just gone back in time when computer use was just beginning to show itself and you waited an eternity for your screen to pop up. Or suddenly your Task Bar has disappeared. Where has it gone and how can you get it back?
- Frozen Computer. Press the buttons Control-Alt-Delete, at once. This action will take you to your Windows Task Manager. Follow the instructions given, or try shutting off your computer and restarting it. Removing the power cord for a few seconds and then replacing it may work. To avoid the stress of future computer freezes, save your work often, so none of your work is lost and don’t open too many applications at the same time. Other problems that may affect the speed of your computer include spyware, your Internet connection, and certain websites that don’t like the particular web browser you’re using.
- Lost Start Menu. If you’re suddenly looking for the Start Menu and can’t find it, you really haven’t lost your Task Bar. See if it’s hiding behind at the top or the side of your screen or has edged itself behind another window. The Task Bar can even suddenly become so thin that it’s difficult to see. When you find it, place it somewhere it isn’t as easily lost, and thicken it up a bit.
Solving computer problems can be handled easily with a fair amount of computer knowledge. Learn what you can here, and then continue forward learning what you need to know before you need to use it.