Aerden (aerden) wrote,

Online Annoyanc

Computers and Internet:

1. I cannot get into my Yahoo email from my home computer; haven't been able to since Thursday night or Friday, though I can access it from work. I don't know what's going on; I keep getting the 'Page cannot be displayed' screen whenever I try to log in to Yahoo--for email and Yahoo Groups. I need to get into both of these things, and I'm having no luck whatsoever.

Of course, I cannot ask Yahoo Support about the problem because--duh--I can't get into Yahoo itself or my email to ask. Not that their so-called Help is ever spectacularly helpful, anyway.

I've done a disk clean-up, a defrag, and have done a Spy Sweeper session to clear the machine of adware. Our anti-virus software is on and updated. Still no luck. I don't know what else to do.

2. Memory Upgrade. How do you find out what sort of memory you need to buy so you can upgrade your computer--short of pulling out the indwelling memory to see? A friend of ours wants to check our BIOS to find out, but there must surely be an easier and equally accurate way, right?

3. I'm looking into buying a notebook/laptop computer. Is there a difference between the two? They seem to be lumped into the same category, now.

One company (I can't remember if it's Dell, Gateway, or Hewlitt-Packard), offers Bluetooth in their customization options. I don't know if I want that because I don't know if I would need it or use it. I don't particularly want Windows Media Center. I do want the computer to be upgradeable to Windows Vista, if that turns out to be a stable platform.

Edit: For email, I'm going to see if Yahoo will allow me to create a second email address. If nothing else, it should be spam-free.

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