Archive for September, 2012

Computer Tip: Move the Mouse with Keyboard

Question

How to move the mouse cursor with the keyboard in Windows.

Answer

If you find it difficult to move the mouse or wish to have an alternative way to the mouse using the arrow keys on the numeric keypad follow the below steps.

Microsoft Windows users can enable the accessibility feature to move the mouse using their arrow keys by following the below steps.

Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.
Within the Control Panel open Accessibility Options or Ease of Access
Click the Mouse tab.
Check the “Use Mouse Keys” check box.
If you wish to increase the speed or change any other settings, click on the Settings button.
Click Apply and then close out of the box.
After performing the above steps you will be able to used the numeric keypad as a mouse moving up, down, left, right, and all the diagonals. In addition, you may also use the center “5” key as a left click.

Note: You must have the Number lock on for this feature to work by default. This can be changed through the settings.



Dell Computer Repair in Houston

Dell Computer RepairThere is an weird phenomenon that computers will keep going for ever and not break down. When computers problems get to the point that the only option is to do a full system recovery. Here’s are steps that you will need to do system recovery

Dell Computer Repair in Houston

Steps To Perform A Dell Inspiron Recovery
Step 1

As mentioned earlier, it is important to backup your important data to an external storage device before beginning the recovery process. The DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 can only be accessed while the computer is booting up; therefore, shut down your laptop after saving the data.

Step 2

Power on the laptop again and wait for the Dell logo to appear on your screen. As soon as you see the logo, press “F8″ to enter the setup.

Step 3

This will take you to a black screen with options. Highlight “Repair your computer” using the up and down arrow keys, and hit “Enter” to select.

Step 4

The next screen will prompt you to type your administrator name and password. Fill in the details and press “Enter” to go to the next step.

Step 5

From the options, select “Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe Options”, and follow the on screen guide to format your hard drive.

Format A Dell Inspiron Computer Using Windows Recovery System
Step 1

Power-up your computer and press “F12” at the start-up screen to bring-up the one-time boot menu.

Step 2

Place your Dell re-installation disk in the optical drive.

Step 3

Coming back to the screen, highlight “CD-ROM” from the options and hit “Enter”. Press any key when prompted to boot from CD/DVD.

Step 4

The setup might take several minutes to begin. Wait till you see the “Welcome to Setup” screen, then press “Enter” to begin the installation.

Step 5

Press “F8” on the next screen to agree the license agreement. Press the “Escape” key to continue installing a fresh copy of Windows.

Step 6

The next screen will show the list of hard drive partitions. Choose the partitions you wish to format using the arrow keys. You can also delete all the partitions to wipe clean your computer.

Step 7

Create new partition(s) and continue to re-install your operating system following the instructions.

 



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