Fix for Inspiron N5050 booting to a black screen after Windows 10 upgrade

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If you have a Dell Inspiron N5050 notebook, you may find that it doesn’t work properly after upgrading to Windows 10. When the laptop turns on, you may notice the screen turn black after a while. It seems like nothing you press will bring the display back. The key to fixing this problem is to plug in an external monitor. … Read More

Dave WalterFix for Inspiron N5050 booting to a black screen after Windows 10 upgrade

Received a strange email from stevewebb2@btinternet.com ?

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A glitch in BT’s email system has resulted in lots of their customers receiving strange emails, appearing to be returned from somebody called Steve Webb. A number of my customers have been in touch with me this afternoon to say that they have been receiving unsolicited emails containing the text: Subject: Delivery Status Notification – These recipients of your message have been … Read More

Dave WalterReceived a strange email from stevewebb2@btinternet.com ?

Problems sending emails after upgrading to Windows 10?

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The Windows 10 update has been available for several months now, and there have been very few problems compared to previous new releases of Windows. There is however one problem that I have seen quite a lot of. Some users who use Outlook to access their emails have found that they cannot send out any emails, after upgrading to Windows … Read More

Dave WalterProblems sending emails after upgrading to Windows 10?

Don’t worry, there aren’t 8 people signed into your Facebook

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Facebook active sessions

You may have seen a Facebook post like this doing the rounds. Its author suggests that the Facebook app on their phone was hacked by 8 people. If you follow the advice in the post, you may be led to think that the same has happened to yours. The truth is, although you will probably see several ‘people’ logged into your … Read More

Dave WalterDon’t worry, there aren’t 8 people signed into your Facebook

Do adverts follow you? Turn off tracking cookies.

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Tracking cookies

Have you ever looked at a holiday, television or car for sale online, only to find that you get bombarded with adverts for it for days – even on completely separate websites? You are probably being targeted by a tracking cookie. Let’s find out if these are something to worry about, and what you can do about them. What’s a … Read More

Dave WalterDo adverts follow you? Turn off tracking cookies.

Fix a dll error

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It is almost inevitable that after using your computer for a couple of years, it will start to produce strange pop-up messages telling you that something is wrong. It is important not to ignore these messages, because they can be a sign of further trouble ahead. One type of these system messages is the “dll error”. You will see a … Read More

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Turn back time on computer problems with System Restore

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Has your computer stopped working, or started acting strangely, after you installed something new? Your computer lets you turn back the clock to a point when everything was last working. Your computer has a tool called System Restore. Every time you install a program, new hardware or an update, System Restore takes a snapshot of your computer at that moment … Read More

Dave WalterTurn back time on computer problems with System Restore