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We often receive blank DVD discs back that have been marked as being faulty due to the fact the customers machine refuses to write to them. After a little cross examination we almost always arrive at the same conclusion;the machine doesn’t actually have any software installed which would allow it to write to DVD [...]

Technology Flops

I’m not sure if it’s possible to feel sorry for a format,but if it is then I think I might actually feel sorry for the HD DVD standard;after living such a short life it has been consigned to the history books having been trounced by the technically superior BluRay format. In order to [...]

Readers Questions

It’s been a little while since I last answered a selection of letters from my mailbag so I thought this week would be a good time to start catching up.

I follow your column in the Herald Express and was wondering if [...]

Readers Questions

Once again I’ll take the take out this week to help out with any problems that my readers have been experiencing.

I’m using Windows 98 with Outlook Express 5 and from time to time I receive e-mails that include an invitation to reply to the sender to acknowledge that [...]

Windows Media Player

Having been using Windows XP for as long as I can remember,when I installed Windows 98 on an old machine the other day I noticed the complete lack of multimedia support provided by the software supplied with the Operating System – Windows Media Player.

Luckily,it [...]

Product Review;Norton Internet Security

Once again I’m going to feature a program that is designed to make your computer safer to use on the Internet;Norton Internet Security. This time however I’m going to focus on the threat of hackers from over the Internet as opposed to censorship of inappropriate material and the infection [...]

Keeping your computer healthy – Part 2

As you may remember last week we discussed the use of Scandisk and System File checker as tools to keep your computer in healthy running order. This article will continue on from where we left off last week.

For those of you who missed the first part of [...]

Keeping your computer healthy


Computers,like people need a bit of tender loving care every now and again,a chance to repair any damage that may have been done in the past. Unfortunately,unlike humans whose immune system automatically repairs any damage,machines tend to need a bit of a push in order [...]