COMPUTER TUTORIAL #28: Helpful hints #14
On formatting a disk and handling 'Character Map'
When handling a new box of disks, check to see if they have been formatted.
The steps to format a disk are as follows:
A. Put the disk into its drive. You will receive a message if you try to use an unformatted disk.
B. The following window will appear:
Window for unformatted file
You will note that there are seven options in this window. "Add Files", "Format", "Burn CD", "Open Writable CD Folder", "Burn an Audio CD", "Another Add Files", and "Take No Action".
C. Select "Format" and click "OK".
D. Another window may come up requesting "Capacity". If the Capacity is not given, I would use 1.44 MB as this is the most common.
E. Click "Start".
F. This procedure may take a few minutes before completion.
G. When finished click "Close".
H. A Format will erase all data previously on the disk.
Add or remove programs from the Start Menu
Lets assume that your Start window appears as follows:
Let us assume that we do not want "Character Map" on the left side anymore.
We put the mouse on "Character Map" and right click.
Next click "Remove from this list" and "Character Map" is gone.
If you install a new program, Windows XP usually puts it on the left side. Let us assume that you wish to have "Character Map" appear on the left side, and it is not currently there. The first step is to find where the program is located by checking "All Programs". If not there, check sub-menus such as "Accessories". "System Tools" etc. In this case "Character Map" appears under "System Tools".
Next step: right click on "Character Map" and the following window appears:
right click on "Character Map"
Next click on "Pin to start menu", and you are finished. "Character Map" now appears on the left side of "Start" as a shortcut.
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