Tag Archives: motherboard

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 »

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 install Windows XP on a SATA Hard Drive

This problem and topic maybe old but I still receive mails asking me on how they can install Windows XP on a SATA HDD I also still encounter this type of problem posted on forums so I thought I should write an article on this problem. The problem is when they try to install Windows XP, they got the problem ... Read More »

Parts of a PC and its description

Did you ever get some computer problem that you can’t solve it yourself and have to contact a pc technician? Then after listening to all his explanation, you feel that you’ve been hit by a flying saucer and doesn’t understand  any word he’ve said. Don’t panic… you don’t need to see a doctor… maybe the technician just forget that you  ... Read More »

Troubleshooting Tips for a new Motherboard

More than 70% of all computer problems are related to cabling and connections. Ensure all cables are connected and connected firmly. IDE and floppy ribbon cables and power cables can often go loose. Ensure microprocessor, memory modules, and adapters such as video card are inserted correctly and didn’t “pop-up” due to vibration. System has no power at all. Power light ... Read More »