Ask TroubleFixers – Solutions To Computer Problems – #13

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on July 27, 2009


This is part 13 of the Ask Trouble Fixers series, we have picked up five questions from the emails we have received from our readers.


Trouble 1 :

My Gmail does not open on my computer, but if i open on another computer than it opens, actually main login page does not opens. – Pinky


There can be two reasons for Gmail login page not opening on your computer. There is a fake hosts file entry which is redirecting to some local or non existing address. The other reason could be bad cookies or temporary files. See the solutions below for these two problems:

1. A particular website does not open on my computer

2. Gmail Does Not Open On My Computer


Trouble 2 :

There is no search option in my computer.I am using Windows XP. – Shekhar


See this article for solution :

Search Option Missing From Windows Start Menu


Trouble 3 :

I upgraded memory to 2 GB on dell dimension 1100. Restarted ok but screen stated to flash and break up,mouse froze had to turn off power button took out memory reinstalled still same – John


RAM upgrade seems simple, but most of the time I have tried itself, I have faced some issues. So the best tips for RAM upgrade is be sure that the RAM you bought is absolutely compatible with your computer. Also be carful not to touch the memory chips on the RAM with bare hands if possible, this can damage the RAM chipset because of static electricity charges on skin.


After you fit the RAM in the slot, make sure that the RAM orientation is correct and its securely fixed into the slot. For your case, It seems that the RAM is kind of loose in the slot. Remove and re-insert it properly. See the tips below for RAM upgrade:

1. RAM Upgrade Tips And Tricks

2. Windows Does Not Boot After RAM Upgrade


 Trouble 4 :

system restore wont work,saying there are currently no restore points available any help would be great. – Conan


This tutorial explains how you can enable or disable System Restore :

Fix System Restore Not Working In Windows


Trouble 5 :

When i connect my pen-drive my computer hangs. – Rahul


The Computer will hang in case it is trying to run some malicious script or virus located in the pen drive or the pen drive has gone faulty. To solve this problem, you need to disable the autoplay for the pen drive on your computer. Secondly, you need to remove any autorun entries in the pen drive. See the below two links for the same:

1. Protect Your Computer By Disabling Autoplay On Removable Drives

2. Remove Suspicious Autorun Entries With Autorun Eater


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