Tag Archives: hardware

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 »

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 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 »

Can Your Computer Run that Game?

Can your computer run that game? this is number one question that I ask to my friends or clients when they want a certain game installed or play on their computer. Not all machines can run all games. Every computer game has it’s own system requirements such as CPU, memory, operating system, video card etc. and you have to meet ... Read More »

Do’s and Don’ts in Cleaning your Computer

Yesterday I created a post on how to make your PC neat and tidy. This time I will share to you some do’s and don’ts in cleaning your computer. Cleaning your computer at regular intervals is extremely important. However, there are things that you should do and should not do in cleaning your computer. There are instances that we mess ... Read More »