moderated Re: ASSISTANCE NEEDED: MY COMPUTER QUITS TALKING IMMEDIATELY AFTER I OPEN OUTLOOK?


Richard Turner
 

OK, then something with Jaws and the new 365 update are not getting along, but it still could be something extra loading that is bogging down your system.
Do you have the January JAWS update?
Best of luck,


Richard

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On Feb 7, 2021, at 1:46 PM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:



Hi,

Thank you all for you assistance.

I just found out that I have 16GB of ram.

I should also say that my computer worked just fine before the latest office 365 update.

 

Thanks,

Jessica

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ASSISTANCE NEEDED: MY COMPUTER QUITS TALKING IMMEDIATELY AFTER I OPEN OUTLOOK?

 

Hi Jessica,

 

Give the following a try:

Press, Windows key + R, to open the Run dialogue, and type, msinfo32 , and press ENTER.  Tab 1 time and down arrow through the list to find the RAM information
plus a lot more info about your computer.

 

Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
 
From:
JM Casey
Type, msinfo32, into the Run dialogue, press enter and do the following:
When you run msinfo32, tab once from the initial "system summary" level of the tree view. There should be a whole list of specs there, which JAWS should
automatically read as you arrow up and down. You can even move by first letter navigation. There you will see "installed physical memory", "available memory",
"virtual memory", etc.

 

There is indeed a "memory" section under "hardware resources" too, but that doesn't list your available ram; instead it shows data about your installed
memory modules --  too technical for me at this time at any rate. The more basic information you need is just under the "system summary" level.
JM
 
From:
Brian Vogel
Settings, System, About Pane.  Under the Device specifications section there's an entry for Installed RAM.  Note added by Mike B., I needed to use the
Touch Cursor to find what Brian is talking about once I pressed enter on, About, and highlighted the Device Specifications button .

 

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----

From: Jessica D

Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 12:58 PM

Subject: Re: ASSISTANCE NEEDED: MY COMPUTER QUITS TALKING IMMEDIATELY AFTER I OPEN OUTLOOK?

 

Hi,

I’m not seeing an, “about” option.

When I open system information I see:

System summary, which contains:

Hardware resources

Components

Software environment

 

Which of those categories should I be looking under?

 

Thanks,

Jessica

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ASSISTANCE NEEDED: MY COMPUTER QUITS TALKING IMMEDIATELY AFTER I OPEN OUTLOOK?

 

To find out the RAM, tap the Windows key.

Type system in the edit box.

Hit enter and you should be on system Info.

Tab once or twice to a list of 14 items.

Arrow down to about.

Make sure it says selected.

Then tab until you hear Device specifications Copy Button‑

Press space to copy that info and then paste it somewhere.

 

That ounds like a great processor, but if you have 8 GB of RAM or less, that may be the problem.

To run both Windows 10 and Jaws, you should have 12 to 16 GB of RAM.

But, it could be just all the other garbage tha tis loading down your system on start up.

If computers for the Blind cannot help, then I  would call Microsoft Accessibility and get them to help you sort out what you can disable from loading at startup.

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 12:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ASSISTANCE NEEDED: MY COMPUTER QUITS TALKING IMMEDIATELY AFTER I OPEN OUTLOOK?

 

Hi,

Here’s some of the info you requested.

 

Processor            Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2701 MHz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

Where would I go, to see how much ram I have?

 

Thanks,

Jessica

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ASSISTANCE NEEDED: MY COMPUTER QUITS TALKING IMMEDIATELY AFTER I OPEN OUTLOOK?

 

What are the specs of the computer?

My impression is that they use lower end processors and RAM, so it could be it is being overloaded.

I’d remove anything you are not using, especially anything that loads on start-up.

If it is the issue of the processor and RAM, reinstalling Windows won’t help.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 12:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ASSISTANCE NEEDED: MY COMPUTER QUITS TALKING IMMEDIATELY AFTER I OPEN OUTLOOK?

 

Hi,

My computer, which I obtained from Computers for the blind, has a very weird issue, where as soon as I open outlook, Jaws2021 (latest build) quits talking, until I Alt+tab away from the window, and come back.

I tried a reinstall of jaws, to no avail.

I was working in edge earlier, and that was enough to get my fans going a very high speed.

This happens more often than it should.

 

I’m going to contact them tomorrow, to get permission from Computers for the blind, and if they say, “yes,” I’ll do a complete reinstall of windows.

The computer comes with programs I’ve never even used, & jaws is still being finicky even after a clean install of it.

Please advise on next steps, if you think a reimage is to drastic.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica Dail

 

 

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