Tag Archives: drive

How to Show all Drives in Windows Explorer

I’ve just got a call from a friend yesterday and he is seeking help about not seeing his memory card. At first he thought that his card was broken but when he inserted it on a different machine it showed. I’ve just told him that there is nothing wrong with his memory or his computer, It’s just that his system, ... Read More »

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 »

10 Reasons to use a Flash Drive

From ordinary computer users to students to executives, USB flash drive are often found on their desk, on their pockets and even hanging around their neck together with their ID. The popularity of diskettes and CD’s as a data storage medium are now gone. Here are the reasons why I use  flash drives and why you should also use it. ... Read More »