This area of the site is devoted to helping
anyone with computer basics. The site was originally created as a teaching tool
and will, hopefully, be of assistance to you. Although I've decided to
move on and pursue other interests, I will leave the site operational for as
long as I am able.
If the equipment is not used properly, you will run into problems. A great many
common problems and questions
on the preceding pages.
You must be patient, not
only with your computer, but with yourself and all the people that have been
working on this technology. They really have done an incredible job and
have made this planet a very small place indeed. So, the next time you are
frustrated, try to remember this technology is still in it's childhood and it
is far from perfect.
Here are a few
things to consider before you get started.
Computers can be confusing. They will lead you
down a garden path, then throw obstacles in your way. As an example, let's say you want to delete a file, your computer will ask you to verify the deletion. It
may also ask you to verify the deletion a second
time if the files or folders are important. However, if the file is open,
you are not allowed to delete it at all. Of course, you only find that out
after you have tried to delete it.
Do not click the mouse buttons, or hit the keyboard
If your system is busy, it will remember the actions you
performed and will try to execute each click or keyboard stroke when it finishes
it's task. It doesn't care that you were just banging away out of
Think before you start clicking and
banging away on the keyboard. Talk to
yourself and ask one question.
What do I want to
Once answered, you have some direction.
in mind, anything you want to do usually
takes several steps
to accomplish. If you miss a step, or, perform an operation in the wrong
order, you will not achieve your goal.
example, if you wanted to take this paragraph and copy it to a Word
document. You would be copying and pasting. The operation would take at
least 4-8 different actions depending on whether your word processing program was already opened before
If you feel angry, or frustrated,
walk away. Take a break. find something funny to break the mood then
go back and try again. You can visit our Jokes
page for some stress relief.
Finally, if you really can't figure out your problem,
get in touch with us. We have a good track record of being able to help our clients
and are confident we know the answer to your personal dilemma.