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My Computer Restarts Automatically - Reasons & Solution

We have discussed many hardware related issues on this blog. This tutorial tells one of the common computer issues, unexpected automatic restarting of a computer. Once I faced this situation where my computer rebooted automatically without providing any warning and I lost every unsaved works. For a week this issue continued and at last I fixed. I believe having a guide for those who face the same problem can be very helpful to identify the reasons for the automatic restarting of their systems. If you can identify why your PC is rebooting suddenly without warning, you will be able to solve it very easily.

Reasons for Unexpected Automatic Reboot of Your Computer
Here we check common reasons for the issue. Some of them are software conflicts, hardware issues and virus infection. Let us check carefully why should a computer restart without giving any warning.

Software /Driver Conflicts

When your PC acts strange, first verify the last installed software or driver on your computer has no co…

I Cannot Boot My Computer in Safe Mode

Yesterday was a tough day for me because of my old desktop computer. I couldn't  boot my PC in safe mode but it was working fine in normal mode. This tutorial is written based on my efforts to bring back safe boot on my PC with some extra tips. First part of this guide tells common reasons for getting trouble with restarting your computer in safe mode and the second part deals with solving this issue. I have Windows XP on the Desktop computer but the procedure to fix this issue is same for most Windows Operating Systems. Even if you are using Windows 8 or Windows 7, you can follow the instructions below.


Reasons For Having Troubles to Safe Boot a Computer Possible virus infection

File system error

Software / driver conflict

Some windows files may be corrupted

Windows update error

False settings on the security suit installed on your computerThese are some of the possible reasons to prevent a laptop from restarting in safe mode. Now let us check how to troubleshoot the issue, identify t…

How to Delete Google Web Search History From Your Account

Many Internet users are confused with the two similar terms 'Internet browsing history' and 'Google search history'. Though both terms look similar, they are different. Browsing history is saved on your web browser and can be viewed by pressing [Ctrl] and [H] buttons together. This key combination varies with browsers. Google Search history is the record of searches you have made while you are logged in your Google account. Internet browsing history will be deleted by clearing the saved history on your browser but Google search history will remain. There is a different procedure to remove it from your account. To see and delete Google search history, you need to log on to your Google account. Here you can see how to remove all previous log details and start from clean slate.


Steps to view Google Search History
To see it for a particular account, follow the steps below.
Log on to respective Google account

Click on account settings

Click on web history


Some times you may…

Filter Important Emails From Gmail

Gmail is one of the most popular email service providers because of its reliable service and clean look. It offers a way to arrange the emails we receive according to our requirements. We can decide the fate of an email before reaching the inbox itself. For that we can use the feature filter to select certain type of emails according to the guidelines we set and apply the specified fate to them. It can help you to categorize emails in your account by assigning different Labels to them. This tutorial explains how to create a filter with your requirements and how to assign this filer to emails.

Log on to your Gmail account

Click on Settings


Settings tab is ion the right hand top of the page.

Click on Filters


Click on Create a new filter. Now the filter options window will appear.


Here you can see options to set filters based on following criteria.

Filter based on from address

Filter based on To address

We can filter a particular subject

We can filter mails containing certain keywords

We can…

Safe Browse With Google Chrome Without Storing Any Personal Details

Google Chrome supports browsing without saving third party cookies or browsing history on PC. This feature is named incognito and is very much similar to the  Firefox private browsing. When we start Chrome incognito window, it will stop storing cookies, visited page history, passwords entered, download logs etc. Once we close the window, all these information will be removed automatically. It means the next user will not find any browsing activity of the current user. This article is about different methods to start incognito window and browse  without leaving any history.

How to Start Chrome Incognito Pages
We can start private browsing window (incognito) of Google Chrome browser by different methods. Most of the important methods are listed below.
By Keyboard Shortcut

It is very easy to start Chrome safe browse using shortcut keys. We have to press the following three keys at the same time.
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [N]

When you press the above key combination, a new Google chrome win…

Setup D-Link WBR-2310 Router With WPA Wireless Security Settings

WBR-2310 is a popular wireless router from D-Link and this article presents complete configuration of this device including WiFi security. First part of this guide explains how to setup WBR-2310 with auto configuration utility and the second part tells how to configure D-Link wireless network with latest security settings. D-link WBR 2310 is an IEEE802.11g router with range booster technology. It supports data transfer speed up to 108 Mbps and works in 2.4GHz frequency. It supports other features like DHCP, NAT etc. Manual configuration of this device is provided at the end of the guide.


Steps to setup D-Link WBR-2310 Wireless router Connect WBR-2310 to your computer

Your computer should be connected to the LAN port of WBR-2310 using an Ethernet cable. Power on the device after connecting it to your PC.

Log on

To logon to WBR-2310 wireless router, type the default IP address of the router on the address bar. The default IP address of the D-Link WBR-2310 router is 192.168.0.1

Before l…

How to Change Linksys Router Wireless Channel

Changing wireless channel is an important step mentioned in many WiFi connectivity tutorials in this blog. This article is specifically to explain how to do it on an Access Point or a router. Here the steps mentioned are based on a popular router model from Linksys. Linksys is one of the popular SOHO product manufacturers. Though the steps provided in this tutorial are based on a specific model, you can use the same procedure with other vendor products. It is because this concept is same for every WiFi products.


Wireless Channels To Pick

Before changing the current channel selected, you must understand, only three of them are worth to use. It is because others are affected with interference. The channels which are free from interference are listed below.

1

6

11These three are free from interference. If you don't want to enter it manually, you can choose automatic instead of specifying the number. For modern devices, automatic selection is recommended.

How to Change WiFi Channel of an…

No SSID Broadcast From Wireless Router & Access Point

Yesterday night I faced a strange issue related to wireless connectivity on my laptop. I could not find SSID from my router. First I thought it was my Laptop wireless adapter's issue as there are no other networks. My desktop does not have wireless adapter so I have no other option to verify whether it is the router issue or my laptop issue. Today morning I went to one of my friends house and checked whether my laptop is able to see WiFi from his Access Point. Yes, my laptop is seeing it from his Access Point. So it is clear that my laptop adapter is working fine and the culprit is my Wireless Router. The major steps I performed on my router to fix this issue are described below in a systematic order.

Router is Not Broadcasting Signal
Step by step troubleshooting for a Router or Access Point when it is not broadcasting signal.
Check WiFi light

Check the status of wireless light on the AP. If it is broadcasting WiFi, the light is ON. If it is off, you cannot see WiFi network from …