To turn off, on, or adjust the sound on your computer, configure the sound through your operating system. For Mac and Windows, you can do so through your System Preferences or Control Panel, respectively.Know More
As of 2014, most Mac systems configure sound through the System Preferences menu. For Mac, open System Preferences, and click the Sound icon. For Windows XP and beyond, open the Start menu, click on Control Panel, then click Sound and Audio Devices.
On the Mac Sound menu, use the horizontal sliders to turn on or adjust the volume settings. The Output Volume slider controls the overall volume of the computer. If your sound is not turning on, make sure the Mute box is unchecked. For Windows, open the volume slider by clicking the Volume tab in the Sound and Audio Devices Properties dialog box. This opens a slider which you can use to turn on or adjust the computer's volume.
For the Mac, simply close the box after you have turned on the sound and adjusted the volume. For Windows, click OK, then close the window.
Slow running of a computer may be a result of an update to the operating system, drivers or the last-installed software. Other factors likely to reduce the speed of a computer include infection by a virus, conflicting programs loading at the startup, multiple security programs, third-party browser plug-ins and the accumulation of cluttered files over years.Full Answer >
A user should restore the default settings on his computer if he’s experiencing performance-related issues or if the programs and the operating system do not function properly. The process typically involves reinstalling the operating system and removing all files, settings and applications other than the system defaults.Full Answer >
To get a computer into safe mode, restart it, access the Windows Advanced Options Menu page, select the operating system, then log on as an administrator. This process takes approximately five minutes.Full Answer >
Random computer shutdowns are caused by either an overheating processor or a failure in the operating system. Fixing an operating system's registry fixes many random shutdown issues. For a potentially overheating processor, verify that a computer's fan is spinning at a consistent rate and that it is free from dust.Full Answer >