My cousin Andrzej has turned into my computer hero. When we first met in 2003 he didn't really know much about computers but he wanted to know more. Since that time he has far surpassed the workings of the computer, software programs, how to fix problems and he seems to have as much passion for it as I do for genealogy. Case in point, after I fixed the problem of my computer shutting down because of overheating, it shut down again but with a blue screen. The screen said there was a problem with memory, it would shut down and if I wanted to know the problem to go to Memory Management website for the answer. I did but there were so many different answers I didn't know which one was for me. Skyping with Andrzej this week I told him about it and he told me to open my Task Manager and tell him how much memory was being used. I told him 48% and he said that was far too high. He then suggested to open my Startup menu and tell him how many programs were enabled. I told him 8 or 9. He asked why do I have so many programs running in the background using up memory. I told him I didn't know if most of them were essential to keep my laptop working. One by one we through the list and disabled the ones not necessary. In the end I had only 1 open and my memory dropped from 48 to 24% after I restarted my laptop. Best of all, my laptop starts faster now from sign in to operational, 35 seconds, It's not the first time he has helped me with problems. He's always looking for new things in computerland and know far more about the new technology than I. That's why he's my computer hero, because he is always looking for something new to try.
2 days ago