Joshua presses SHIFT + 2 and gets an inverted comma. Presumably you want an @ symbol instead Joshua? Looks like it’s simply a keyboard or language setting and not a fault. If you go to Control Panel – Regional and Language options – Languages – Details and change your keyboard input language and region it should sort the problem.
Joshua wants to know if Windows 7 64 Bit supports any versions of C Compiler. Looks like it does!
Hugh’s PC with a 480GB hard drive was talking upwards of 36 hours to defragment. Defragmenting is never a quick process and I would normally leave it running overnight on my 500GB drive here and it would be done int he morning so I’d say there’s a problem there. You might just try to do some error checking on the drive before defragging again. Go to My Computer – C Drive (Right-click) – Properties – Tools – Check Now. Tick both boxes and Start. I’d say any partial defragmentation should be saved alright but it might help to get a proper dedicated software for this specific purpose. You should only need to defragment once or twice a year unless you are a heavy pc user.
Joshua’s documents and web pages are scrolling automatically when he views them! The quickest thing to try is have a look at your mouse and make sure it’s ok. Might have dirty balls or blocked laser. Also check the mouse settings and drivers. Trying a different mouse would also be a quick test. You might also have sticky keys on your keyboard so make sure they are all fully up and not depressed and try to test with another keyboard also. Apart from that I can’t think of anything else that would cause this but I suppose it’s possible some weird virus could be the reason so do a quick scan with decent, updated anti-virus software.
Aileen’s PC won’t startup anymore and lights flash when plugged in. Aileen keeps her pc in a dampish environment in her Garden Centre! I’m sure I don’t need to say that you can’t really keep a PC in a damp or cold environment and your problem probably stems from this. Try bring it somewhere dry for a while. Open it up if you’re brave enough and see is there any moisture or condensation on the inside, if so, not good! When you try to turn it on and there’s no noise from the fans or hard disks then you might have a serious problem, could be the motherboard, dead hard drives or maybe a dodgy power supply.