New PC Vs. New Motherboard – Which one should you go for?

If you don’t want to spend big bucks on a new PC, consider upgrading your old system’s motherboard and CPU. This can boost the machine’s performance and give you access to the latest technologies. It can also save you hundreds of dollars. What you won’t get is a new hard drive, optical drive, or operating […]

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Top 10 Reasons why PCs Crash

Fatal error: the system has become unstable or is busy,” it says. “Enter to return to Windows or press Control-Alt-Delete to restart your computer. If you do this you will lose any unsaved information in all open applications.” You have just been struck by the Blue Screen of Death. Anyone who uses Mcft Windows will […]

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Help! My Computer is Beeping on Startup

Beep Code Manual, Better Than Gold Techies, American Megatrends Int. & Phoenix (I’m IT, I use these codes to trouble shoot hardware issues at my job. Enjoy) cold.gif BIOS Beep Codes When a computer is first turned on, or rebooted, its BIOS performs a power-on self test (POST) to test the system’s hardware, checking to […]

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What is the Best Firewall?

The best firewall is a hardware firewall that is completely separate from your operating system. It need not be a dedicated router, could be an old pentium box running Linux. Below I have found some sites that have How To’s on setting up an outside hardware router using an old computer and using a little […]

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What options do you have if your Hard Drive goes bad?

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 […]

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