Repair Guide

How To Change Your CMOS Battery

Do you know how a tiny piece of battery that normally cost a few dollars can bring your high-tech PC screeching to a halt?  this battery is called CMOS or complementary metal-oxide semiconductor. CMOS is just a little battery located on your motherboard, but this is not your ordinary battery that you can find powering your handheld calculators. The first ... Read More »

Common Hard Drive Problems

The most common problems originate from corruption of the master boot record, FAT, or directory. Those are soft problems which can usually be taken care of with a combination of tools like Fdisk /mbr to refresh the master boot record followed by a reboot and Norton disk doctor or Spinneret. The most common hardware problems are a bad controller, a ... Read More »

How To Remove Duplicate or Incorrect Entry on XP Boot Menu

My college friend called me asking for some advice about the computer she inherited from his brother. She said that whenever she boots she is presented with two boot options. She was annoyed that she doesn’t have a choice but to hit the enter key or wait 30 seconds to open Windows. This issue has two ways to resolved one ... Read More »

How to Fix Windows Security Reporting Antivirus Programs

My friend recently uninstalled his two previous antivirus (McAfee and Norton). He said that after he completely uninstalled both AV’s, His Windows Security Center still reported that those programs are still installed on his machine. What I did first was to check if there is anything running on the background but could not find any traces of any of the ... Read More »

How To Remove Pretty Park Worm

A pretty worm at the park 😀 This worm is not pretty as it’s sounded. This is a email worm like Happy99.exe. Pretty Park Worm is also known as prettypark.exe, files32.exe, or prettyorg.exe. The Windows system can get easily affected to this worm. Once pretty park is up and running it will try to automatically email itself every 30 minutes ... Read More »

How to Fix “Internet Explorer cannot download filename from this particular webserver”

A client came to my shop asking why he can’t download any files on his computer using Internet Explorer. I check his computer and his browser, all web pages loaded fine, I can even check mails, I can pretty much do everything online. However, when I try to download a file I received a message stating “Internet Explorer cannot download ... Read More »

How to Diagnose DirectX on XP

If you want to make sure that your directx is running perfectly or you want to fix some 3D application problems then running a directx diagnostic is the best solution. To start the diagnostic, click on Start –> Run then type dxdiag If you are running the diagnostics for the first time it will then ask you for your permission ... Read More »

How to Solve Your XP Memory Low Problem

A friend of mine reach up to me and ask for some advice on how he can solve his memory low problem on his old Pentium 4 machine. When this problem appears he can’t use his computer, all he can do is close other programs or restart the computer which is very disturbing especially when you are in a middle ... Read More »

How to Protect yourself against Conficker Worm

Conficker is a popular type of worm that spreads and infects other computers through network. This virus inflicts damage on vulnerable Windows system. If it successfully infiltrates your computers it will first try to attack the vulnerability in the Microsoft Server Service. This virus will also attempt to brute force admin password so it can easily and rapidly spread itself ... Read More »

How to Remove Worm MyMP3.vbs

MyMP3.vbs is a worm that spreads itself through USB devices. This worm usually infects Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003 machines. So I guess Vista machines are safe from this infection. This virus creates a folder icon named MyMP3.vbs. This worm sets itself to your autorun files so that it can spread easily. Unfortunately some antiviruses can’t remove ... Read More »