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Troubleshooting Your Presentation

While computer presentations can be captivating, problems can arise to make your presentation impossible. The following is a list of possible problems and solutions.

Circumstance

Result

Possible fixes

University's network connection goes down

you can't access any Web sites off campus

call the Computing Center and ask if there are any scheduled outages, although this can happen at any time

the uoregon host goes down

you can't access any documents on that host

call the Computing Center and ask if there are any scheduled outages, although this can happen at any time

the University's main server system goes down

you can't access any computers anywhere

call the Computing Center and ask if there are any scheduled outages, although this can happen at any time

you are using a site from overseas or from a remote location in general (South Africa, Hong Kong, etc.)

documents load slowly

allow extra time in your presentation; look for the same information somewhere else on the net (this is called "mirroring")

you are using someone else's personal homepage

they may modify its contents or where the hyperlinks go

make sure you've seen the homepage that day; download and copy it; copy the links that you will use

the computer that you are using for your presentation is different from the one you are used to or rehearsed with

it may be slower to load and display pages; you may be unfamiliar with its use

make sure you know the capabilities of the computer you are using for the presentation

This is a partial listing of the things that can go wrong. While most of the time everything will work great, there are a number of problems that are completely unpredictable. Please keep this in mind when you are doing your presentation.

You can view current network service status online. (NOTE: The below links will open in a new browser tab or window)