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Use Windows Troubleshooting To Fix Your Computer

Use Windows Troubleshooting To Fix Your Computer

| April 25, 2015

-+*Windows has come a long way since the days of the mysterious BSODs–when your OS would crash and vomit a trail of meaningless code for the end user to try and decipher. Windows actually has a robust troubleshooting utility built right into it that can diagnose and repair many common problems with your hardware or software. […]

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Use The Registry To Prevent Programs From Loading At Startup

Use The Registry To Prevent Programs From Loading At Startup

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

-+*Programs that automatically launch when you boot your computer can be a convenience, but more often than not they are a nuisance. There are numerous ways to prevent a program from launching each time you boot your computer. You can use the Microsoft Configuration Utility (msconfig) and uncheck these programs, you can remove their shortcuts […]

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Autoruns Now With VirusTotal Integration

Autoruns Now With VirusTotal Integration

| March 7, 2015

-+*Microsoft began using VirusTotal in its popular utility Process Explorer last year. VirusTotal is now also integrated with Autoruns in version 13.0. Autoruns is a power-user’s favorite tool for displaying items that are configured to run during the start-up of the Windows. With Autoruns, you can monitor and control start-up items much easier than using Windows Task Manager. With the […]

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Fix The User Profile Service Failed The Logon Error

Fix The User Profile Service Failed The Logon Error

| February 12, 2015

-+*A Windows user profile is a collection of settings on your PC that contain system preferences and files from your Desktop, Favorites, My Documents and other locations. Your profile is what makes your login unique from other accounts on the computer. If you try to log on to Windows and received an error message telling you that your user profile might be […]

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Definitive Guide To Surviving The Death Of Windows XP

Definitive Guide To Surviving The Death Of Windows XP

| March 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

-+*On April 8th 2014, Microsoft will unplug life support for Windows XP. There will be no more security updates or tech support for the beloved Operating System that has been the workhorse OS for business and home users for the past 12 years. But what does this mean for the millions of users still running […]

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Fix BOOTMGR Is Missing

Fix BOOTMGR Is Missing

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

-+*You can fix BOOTMGR is Missing Press CTRL+Alt+Del to restart error in Windows, but you first need to determine why the BIOS cannot find a bootable drive. This can be caused by hard drive errors, a bad hard drive, or a configuration problem within Windows or the BIOS itself. If the BIOS cannot find a bootable […]

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BSOD Flashes Too Quickly

BSOD Flashes Too Quickly

| December 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

-+*If you’re experiencing a system crash where the blue screen of death disappears too quickly, you know how frustrating it is to track down the source of the problem. If the BSOD flashes too quickly to read, you need a program that can analyze your system dumps and display them in a way you can […]

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How To Track Your Computer’s Boot Time

How To Track Your Computer’s Boot Time

| October 6, 2013 | 22 Comments

-+*Computers slow down over time. There are a lot of reasons why this happens. A PC will boot the fastest after a clean install. But after installing a lot of different applications and falling behind on your general computer maintenance, your computer’s boot time will gradually increase. You can use the Windows Event Viewer to […]

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Simple Steps to Speed Up Boot Up Time

Simple Steps to Speed Up Boot Up Time

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

-+*One of the questions that anyone involved in computer repair has invariably heard hundreds of times is “How can I make my computer start up faster?” The easy answer is “don’t turn it off.” However, this approach has a few problems. First, never turning your computer off when you’re done with it will take a […]

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Keep Windows Update From Restarting PC

Keep Windows Update From Restarting PC

| December 4, 2012 | 8 Comments

-+*Updating your computer is a very vital step taken to protect from security exploits and malware in general.  It is something that has to be done on a regular basis to keep your computer running as smooth as possible.  But…. one of its very unfortunate side effects is to remind you to restart over and […]

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