Feel free to explore the TEKTIPs listed below, which offer tips and advice for many "fix my computer" headaches. The topics include things such as malware removal, data recovery and more. Many of these topics were inspired by "on-the-job" experiences in Cleveland, Ohio USA where I live.
How many times have you wished you had a resource that offers solutions for a variety of "fix my computer" issues? Whether you are looking for software to recover lost files, trying to make a Facebook Fan Page look better or looking for good utility software to help you get work done, it would be great to have a resource that helps you out.
The TEKTIPs offer problem solving advice for people and the page content is worded with easy to understand content assist you with the resolution of various everday IT issues. There are also recommendations for useful software utilities, much of it being inexpensive or free. I only write about software I have found useful for my own purposes and would gladly tell other people about. I try to make the TEKTIPs cover a range of topics so hopefully there will be something of use for all the readers.
Consider three situations that could create real headaches for you without the right technical advice:
Imagine you have just returned from the store with a new gaming software DVD and you are anxious to install it on your PC and starting playing. But now you are in a real pickle because Windows can't see your CD or DVD drive anymore, because it's invisible to the Windows device manager. What now? This is typically a Windows registry error which I have addressed in the December 2011 edition.
You have been working diligently on a Microsoft Word manuscript for a community theater production. Alas, the unthinkable has happend! The manuscript has disappeared and you can't find it anywhere on the PC. The play at the theater is just around the corner and you must have it available and ready to go prior to the production. Where is your salvation? Lost and/or deleted files can often be recovered with good recovery software as explained in the January 2012 edition.
You wonder why your PC has been running so slowly. Like many people you begin to think you should go out and buy a new system, which could run you 450USD or more depending on the model you get. The problem is, the same thing could happen to a newer model. So what to do? In the July 2013 TEKTIP, I outline 6 steps you can take to make your desktop or laptop run more smoothly as it should. These are tried and true methods for improving PC performance - they really work!
I can replace shattered or broken LCD screens in laptops at reasonable cost. I'm also well equipped to deal with logical or software hard drive crashes. I can rid PCs of all kinds of viruses, spyware that slows down performance as well as "vicious ransomware" that tries to extort money from innocent people. I can replace shot power supplies and add more of the correct memory so PCs run more smoothly like they should. I can also design my own custom software to facilitate a uniquely difficult data recovery operation. Most of my competitors can't offer a service like that or they would have to subcontract it out. In short, I am well qualified to handle a number of PC repair issues.
Please select a "TEKTIP" web page to view:
UPDATE: I have decided to cease publication of individual "TEKTIP" web pages after December 2014 and instead add them as periodic posts to my blog, "Menace II Conventional Thought: An Alternate Pathway Of A Self Styled Computer Programmer". The blog can be viewed at http://analyzoh (dot) blogspot (dot) com. It is updated monthly and includes programming techniques, troubleshooting encounters, SEO and marketing strategy as well as my general business ideas.