Windows BootingA new computer will be easy to use and you most likely will not face any kind of problem with it. But with time, issues start creeping up. Thankfully, many companies offer excellent customer service and troubleshooting options to help you with these issues. However, it is good to have an idea on how you can troubleshoot simple issues by yourself. It will not only save you a lot of time and money but will also enable you to refrain from actions that cause these simple problems. This article will introduce you to a few steps that will help you in fixing Windows boot issues. Continue reading “Guide to Troubleshoot Windows Booting Problems” »

Driver UpdateWhen you install a new hardware, say a graphics card, it cannot improve the graphics of the system on its own. It needs software that will help in integrating the new hardware into the overall system and make use of its capabilities. This software is known as a driver, which is usually provided with the hardware. Some of these drivers come in optical storage devices with the hardware pack or can be downloaded from the internet. Continue reading “The Importance of Updating Drivers” »

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Tools for computer maintenanceComputer maintenance should be an integral part of computer usage. Not only will it ensure that your computer’s life is extended and it performs at its best as long as it is used, but will also give you an improved user experience. Maintenance is not just a one-step procedure. There are a number of tasks that you should carry out in tandem to ensure that the system maintenance is done comprehensively. In this article, we will focus only on software maintenance and the type of tools that will help you in those tasks. Continue reading “Computer Maintenance Tools That You Must Have” »

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Reasons and Tips to Keep Computer CleanAs important as it is to ensure that your computer software is up to date and the antivirus programs are working efficiently, you should ensure that your computer is physically clean too. Some people are so careless that they let a lot of dust settle on the computer. Some even use the CPU as a table! To ensure that you find the right balance in this activity, here are some of the reasons why and you should keep your computer clean and some tips to achieve that. Continue reading “Keeping Your Computer Clean: Reasons and Tips” »

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Steps in Improving PC's SpeedAs important as it is to use high quality tools and utility applications to ensure that your computer operates to its full potential, that role you play in ensuring it is also an important factor. There are a few tips that you can keep in mind and follow to ensure that your computer does not slow down even after a few years of usage. Here are some of the tips. Continue reading “Active Steps in Improving Your PC’s Speed” »

Importance of Software UpdatesPeople always complain about how the computer slows down after a while. While there might be many reasons for this, one of the primary reasons behind a computer slowing down is not updating the software regularly. While the latest version of software will be provided to you when you buy your computer and download it from the internet, the developers still treat that software as work in progress. They fix bugs and upgrade it to improve the performance regularly. These patches are applied only if you update the software on a regular basis. Continue reading “The Importance of Software Updates on Your Computer” »

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Computer Hard DiskContrary to popular belief, it is very important to maintain the hard disk drive of your computer. The hard drive is the unit where all the data on your computer including the operating system is stored. If a computer is compared to a human body, the CPU is the brain and the hard disk is the heart. Most people take their hard disk maintenance for granted and end up with computers that do not perform according to the standards. Here are a few tips that will help you in keeping the heart of computer, the hard disk, in top shape. Continue reading “Tips for Maintaining Your Computer’s Hard Drive” »

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A new computer usually runs at full throttle, as the system performs at its best. But over time, computers usually slow down. This is because of the accumulation of junk files, temporary files, minor bugs, redundant software, over segmentation of the hard drive, etc. However, there is a way of ensuring that in spite of all this, your computer remains fast. Here are some of the tips to keep your computer in top shape. Continue reading “Top Ways to Keep Your Computer Fast and Efficient” »

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The talk of the town at the moment is Microsoft’s latest offering, the Windows 8 operating system. This was one of Microsoft’s most ambitious projects and by now, we have this tested on hardware that is custom made for the software. So, this evaluation is something of a final verdict on the OS and what you can expect from it in spite of future patches and updates. Continue reading “The Impressive Windows 8 – Microsoft’s Latest Offering” »

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Data recovery is a crucial thing that should be done right after a computer suffers problems on its hard drive like crashing. It is something that most computer users resort to whenever data is lost after virus infection or any other disaster that a computer has gone through. In situations like the ones mentioned. Proper care and handling is a must to make sure that the lost files can still be recovered and the whole process shouldn’t be done by anyone who doesn’t have enough knowledge and expertise. Experts are the only ones who should do the recovery job.

The Don’ts

When data loss strikes your computer here are some things that you shouldn’t do:

  • Never try to do data recovery yourself if you don’t know what exactly has to be done. Taking action over the situation might just do more harm than good.
  • Don’t leave your computer turned on after it hanged. Power it down using the on/off button to close all running instances that may further corrupt and render files inaccessible.
  • Never open the hard drive. It has small components and a very sensitive disk that needs enough expertise of an experienced technician.
  • Avoid exposing the hard drive to extremely dry places. Hard drives are vulnerable to static electricity which is abundant in dry dusty places.
  • Don’t open your computer in the event that it stops working to avoid other damages on internal components which may add to replacement and repair costs.
  • Don’t ignore unusual sounds like jittering and humming. It is usually a symptom that something inside your hard drive is scratching against each other.

The Do’s

Doing the following steps will help preserve data on your damaged hard drive:

  • Take the initiative to call an expert at the first sign of physical damage on your computer’s hard drives. Symptoms of physical damage include unusual sounds like humming and jittering when a computer is turned on.
  • Unplug your computer. If it has hanged, turn it off by pressing the power button for 5-7 minutes.
  • Prepare a short but concise and clear explanation of what happened before your computer went into trouble. Technicians would usually ask you what happened and would need a clear explanation to properly address the problem.
  • Attempt to recover any critical data before your computer becomes completely dysfunctional.
  • Go over your phone directory and search for a data recovery firm to assist you with the problem.
  • If the company you contacted requires you to ship your machine to them then don’t forget to have the power adapter shipped too. Your computer won’t be powered up and tested without the power adapter.
  • Above all, handle your hard drive with care if you removed it yourself. Hard drives are fragile. After removing it, take it to an expert right away.

Handling and repairs on your hard drive is a complicated task that should only be done by experts having the right knowledge on what should be done. Data recovery is itself also a job that needs enough expertise to be successfully executed. Never try it by yourself to avoid permanent data loss. Let the experts do it!

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