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Correct Voltage Setting On Power Supply

It is essential you have the correct voltage setting on your power supply selected based on the region you live. Your computer’s power supply may be using a manual voltage selector switch that can be set for different power requirements …

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Reset BIOS Password

You’re locked out of your computer and need to reset BIOS password. There are two types of passwords your computer might be asking for when you first boot up the PC: The first is the BIOS password and the second …

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No Video On Screen

There are many reasons why your computer might have no video on screen.  These reasons can be hardware or software issues with your PC or the monitor itself could be defective. The logical steps to troubleshoot this issue require you …

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Download Computer Manuals For Dell HP and Acer

Every computer users knows there comes a time when you need to reference the manual for your computer. It may be when you first take it out of the box or it may be a year later when the warranty …

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How To Fix A Dim Laptop Screen

A dim laptop screen doesn’t mean the screen is bad. If your laptop is suddenly too dark to read, but you can still see the image on the screen, it’s quite possible your inverter board is going bad. The inverter …

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Computer Keeps Freezing

If your computer keeps freezing up, there could be several causes. Since the problem could be hardware or software related, you should first stop and think about any recent changes you might have made to the system. For instance, if …

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How To Fix USB Stops Working Issues In Windows

Does your computer’s USB stops working? If you are experiencing problems with your USB devices, there are a couple of things you can do to try and resolve them. Most new computer components, such as printers, keyboards and mice, scanners …

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Choosing Between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Major Differences

Choosing Between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows is not always a cut and dry decision. If the different types of RAM, video cards and CPUs weren’t confusing enough for you, you are now seeing CPUs that tout 64-bit processing. You never …

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Operating System Not Found Error at Startup

There are several reasons why you might receive the “Operating System Not Found” error at start-up. It could be either software or hardware-related. While this will often spell disaster for most people, there are simple things you can do to …

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Unknown Device Troubleshooting in Windows

Troubleshooting unknown devices in Windows can be an arduous task. This will normally occur after a reinstall of Windows, and quite frequently can be resolved through a quick process of elimination. Newer versions of Windows typically will not have this …

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Recommended Power Supply Calculator

If you’re building your own computer or are considering upgrading your existing PC, you need to make sure your power supply is adequate by using a power supply calculator. There are great power supply calculators on the Coolermaster and Outervision websites that …

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How To Securely Erase Hard Drives For Security

The following software will help you securely erase hard drives for security purposes. You’ve heard the rumors, data can actually be recovered from hard drives that have been formatted. It’s not a myth, it’s the truth. Knowing this doesn’t mean …

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Hard Drive Does Not Show Up In BIOS

If your hard drive does not show up in BIOS of the computer, it will not be visible to Windows. There are several scenarios for this type of problem and we will try to address some of these along with …

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PC Will Not Boot

Whether you’re a novice or an expert PC technician, we’ve all had an experience when a new PC would not boot. There’s no worse feeling than pushing the power button on the front of a new machine an hearing absolutely nothing. This …

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