Re: my friend's problem is solved for now


You can do this always the same as you did in earlier versions of windows. You have to go to windows E to get to the C drive. When you do scan disk error. Your choice of Screen reader will tell you if you have errors or not. If you don’t you can scan anyway. In the older versions of windows it did not tell you.  I don’t know if you restart your computer or not. You probably would if you have errors. 


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From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: October 19, 2020 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] my friend's problem is solved for now


Hi, Arleen,


I think I remember fixing a drive in windows XP one time. I don't know how it's done in the latest version of windows 10 but it can't betoo much different.




On 10/19/2020 9:26 AM, Arlene wrote:

Rose, I don’t know about this. But in older versions of windows. You can do a scandisk fix and  what that did was fix anything that had become corrupt over time. You go to the control panel and find your c drive. You didn’t enter on it. You did alt enter. There, you check what you need scandisk fix your corrupt files and drives. Then you had to restart your computer and it took maybe an hour or depending on how big your computer hard drive is.  I’ve done this in xp and 7. In the present time  in my  case I’d have to go to This pc and there I find my c drive. I wonder if that’s the same way or is there something different in fixing your drives?  I hope this makes scence.   


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From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: October 19, 2020 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] my friend's problem is solved for now


Hi, Orlando,



You're absolutely right. I told her she needs to start learning to do

some of these things for herself. I can't be holding her hand 24/7 when

it comes to computers. Part of the problem is that when we blindies go

for computer training, we get very poor training. I taught myself pretty

much everything I know how to do because of tutorials andbeing on great

lists like this one. I'm glad I'm not a computer instructor because I

wouldn't tolerate a person saying things like "I don't know how to do

xxxx". There's no excuse for laziness. I tried to get my friend to join

different tech lists but she refuses to do so. I won't say anything more

because it may sound like I'm judging her.







On 10/19/2020 9:09 AM, Orlando Enrique Fiol via wrote:

> At 01:44 PM 10/17/2020, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

> >She'll have to use narrator but she doesn't know how to check for drive

> >damage.

> There's no nice way to say this; she needs to learn. Checking for hard

> drive corruption is easy and accessible, either through thee Tools 

> tab under her hard drive's properties, or using the command "choked

> /f  C:," where C: is the letter of the drive to be checked. The

> slash+F switch tells Windows to fix any scandisk errors it finds.

> She can use the Optimize Drive option on her drive's properties, which

> will check and defragment her disk.

> No one would get behind a steering wheel without knowing how to use

> the brakes. No one would try to use a microwave for the first time

> without becoming acquainted with the panel layout and each button's

> function. Yet, too many people, especially we "blindies," refuse to

> learn enough about computers to keep them working and resolve urgent

> problems,  preferring to leave all these matters in the hands of often

> unscrupulous technicians who may overcharge, keep computers longer

> than necessary or live too far away to be practical.

> All these circumstances demonstrate our need to become acquainted with

> everything software-related that is accessible to use. Simply saying

> we don't know how doesn't cut it anymore. we need to learn.

> As an example, for years, I've been dissatisfied with my laptop's

> internal speakers, which I use exclusively for speech. The sub woofer

> never seemed to work, or only worked intermittently. The wonderful

> application Equalizer APO helped somewhat in this regard, but not

> enough. I un installed and reinstalled the Realtek drivers, trying out

> different official and unofficial versions, some of which worked

> better than others.

> I learned the registry syntaxes of the Realtek and Nahimic keys,, but

> editing the values seemed to do little good.

> Finally, I learned about MN Devices, a section of the Windows registry

> where the properties for each hardware device are laid out in great

> detail. There, I found my Realtek  devices:: speakers, headphones,

> mic,digital out, etc. Under the Rendering category, I looked for any

> values between 100 and 500, since I needed to change the cutoff

> frequency to reengage the missing subwoofer. There are three such

> settings. Once, I changed them to a value of 50 hz, everything worked

> as I always wanted.

> Would the average tech have taken time, even for a fee, to hunt down

> this solution? Probably not.

> Orlando Enrique Fiol

> Charlotte, North Carolina

> Professional Pianist/Keyboardist, Percussionist and Pedagogue

> Ph.D. in Music theory

> University of Pennsylvania: November, 2018








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