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Common Troubleshooting Techniques and Strategies

Here are my five common-sense techniques and strategies to solve common computer hardware problems. Swap Components (Trial-and-Error) Personal computers by design are highly modular. The most effective way to troubleshoot your PC is by isolating the problem to a specific parts by trial and error. In this method you swap compatible components and see if the system works. Try other ... Read More »

Protecting Your Online Account


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Nowadays, technology is a part of every aspect of our lives. No matter where you go, a developing country uses an improving technology. We use technology for more than just accessing information. We use it for easy banking, bill paying, filing personal information and sending information to others. It makes our life a lot easier, but at the same time ... Read More »

What is a UPS and Why Do We Need Them?

First, let me explain what is a UPS. UPS are battery backups, it stands for Uninterruptible power supply. UPS are typically used to protect computers and other other electrical equipments and appliances. A UPS is a device that is connected between your main electricity supply and your Computer . UPS  has two main functions: 1. It filters the mains supply ... Read More »

How to Easily Know What’s Inside Your Computer

Do you wonder how you can easily extract all information about your computer components?  Last april I shared to you a small utility that gives you every information you need to know about your computer including your CPU, motherboard, memory and system. Today I will share to you another small professional tool that will allow you to easily get detailed ... Read More »

Why Static Electricity Can Kill Your PC

There are electronics that are highly sensitive to static electricity; computers and laptops are one of them. Try rubbing a balloon in your hair and then stick it to the wall. You will notice that it will stick to the wall. This is due to the massive build up of charges around the rubbed part of the balloon, producing a ... Read More »

What is Downloading, Uploading, Installing and Uninstalling

Downloading, Uploading, Installing and Uninstalling are the most popular and most used word in the computer and cyber world. I know that most of us especially tech geeks and even intermediate users know the meaning of those terms. But there are users that are still confuse on many of the computer terms especially on those 4 terms. To enlighten the ... 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 Change Your Computer Name in Vista

My friend just bought a HP desktop pre-installed with Windows Vista operating system. He ask me if he can change his annoying computer name from “Owner2009” and change it into a more descriptive and personalize like “slavezero” for example. I named my desktop “sLaVeZeRo” and  other units workstations. Changing names in XP is very easy, but in Vista it is ... Read More »

Hard Drive Failure Signs

Knowing hard drive failure signs is very important. Hard disk failure is the number one cause of computer data loss. If you know the signs and symptoms you can therefore prevent your computer from crashing and also help you to prepare a data backup plan before it’s too late. Backing up your files on a regular basis  is a necessity, ... Read More »

How To Make A Good Password

This is a continuation on my previous post – “Protecting your account – Choosing the best Password”. This time a more complete and detailed on how you can choose the best password. There are many password advice out there. It is very much advisable to equip your self with their tips on how you can fully protect your account. Besides, ... Read More »