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 >
To make your computer run faster, clear your cookies, perform a security scan, update your operating system and reduce the number of programs that run automatically during startup. This process takes 30 minutes to a couple of hours.Full Answer >
To boot a computer from a CD, the CD must contain a bootable program, such as an operating system. In addition, the computer's boot order must have the CD drive listed first. The BIOS varies in computers, so look to the manual for more information on changing the boot order.Full Answer >
To restore your computer to factory settings, you must backup the files you want to save and either reinstall your operating system or perform a factory reset. Restoring your computer to factory settings wipes all the information and programs, but it can solve a lot of problems or prepare your computer for sale. The process can take a few hours.Full Answer >