About The Computer Lady

The Computer Lady has been a member since December 12th 2008, and has created 1303 posts from scratch.

The Computer Lady's Bio

Hi! My Name is Elizabeth Boston AKA The Computer Lady. I want to welcome you to my little place on the web. Come on in and look around for a while. If you have time, brew yourself a cup of tea (my favorite drink) and browse my computer questions and answers. I know you will want to come back to check out my tips and tutorials, so be sure to bookmark this site for future reference!

The Computer Lady's Websites

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The Computer Lady's Recent Articles

Computer Not Staying Asleep

Dear Computer Lady

I have enjoyed your emails for years and learned a lot. Now I have a question:
My HP desktop Windows 8.1 (using Firefox) recently will not accept the ‘sleep’ order when trying to shut down. After clicking on ‘sleep’ in the shut down or power button, it will do that for half a second and then fire up again; the screen saver comes up and the computer will not go to sleep or hibernate anymore. I have set all the power option programs correctly (5 minutes) but nothing seems to work to enable the sleep feature. Any suggestions to correct this?

Thank you so much, Casper Read More…

Hundreds of Errors

Dear Computer Lady,

About 4 outfits have written me Pop-ups saying I have between 500 and 700 errors I need to get rid of to maintain or regain the speed of my PC.

I have a 3 yr old Asus with a terabyte of memory.

How do I pick the best, cheapest, most thorough company, or method of doing that?

Thank you very much! — Roscoe Read More…

Replace XP With Linux

Dear Computer Lady,

I don’t know if you are familiar with Linux, the operating system.

I was thinking about getting Linux to replace Windows XP, which I know nothing about. They say the first thing you do is to decide which Linux you need. I will be surfing the internet, e-mailing, typing letters, and playing a few games (which I’m not sure if they will work with Linux or not).

Would you know what version of Linux would be best for what I call the average at home user such as myself?

Anonymous Read More…

Shutting Down With Power Button

Dear Computer Lady,

I was looking at your response to shut down windows 8 computer just hit the power button on the computer and shut it down. It is the easiest way I find on laptops. Not sure if it is OK to use on table tops. Has not hurt my lapt top at all.

Albert Read More…

Skype Tutorials

Dear Computer Lady,

Do you have step-by-step intructions for initiating and using skype?

Camera is mounted and hooked in, but knowledge is lacking.

Very much appreciate your help.

Thank you, Herb Read More…