Troubleshooting

Learn how to troubleshoot computers and the other tech devices in your life.

Ultimate Computer Troubleshooting Guide And Diagnostics

Your computer is dead. It will not boot. It was working the night before, but now when you hit the power button nothing comes up on the screen. But is your computer really dead? Or is it giving off subtle …

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How To Fix The Black Screen Of Death On Windows 10

Forget the Blue Screen of Death, there is another BSoD in town. Black screen issues in Windows 10 are the new bane of existence for some computer users. But the black screen problem isn’t anything new. It has been around …

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Eight Simple Ways To Break Your Computer

We’ve had a lot of very interesting posts in our forums over the years so we decided to list some of the most common ways people have broken their computers in hopes of preventing others from making some of these …

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Learn How To Repair Your Own Computer

You can upgrade or repair your own computer if you have the right information, computer tools and service manuals for your PC. As you know, hiring a professional to upgrade your PC or replace a drive, graphics card or memory, can …

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What Is Wrong With My Computer

“What is wrong with my computer?” you ask. Computer troubleshooting is a process requiring both logic and knowledge of every component inside of a PC. Knowing the boot process and the way components interact with each other can save techs …

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Why Your Computer Turns On By Itself

When your computer turns on by itself, you may automatically assume either your computer is haunted by malevolent spirits or you are infected by a high-tech computer virus that is scouring your hard drive for credit card information, bank statements …

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Thumb Drive Not Recognized

A thumb drive not recognized when inserted into your PC can be frustrating. If you insert a thumb drive and it’s not recognized in Windows, there are a few things you can try to get it to show up in …

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Top Ten Things A New Computer Tech Should Not Do

Starting a computer repair business is a major and serious endeavor. There’s more to having a business than simply fixing computers or laptops out of your garage. The way you speak, conduct business and accept payment will determine if you …

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Fix For No Video On Monitor Screen

No video on monitor problems can be caused by several issues. While this is often a hardware problem with a video card, motherboard or even the cabling, there could be an issue with the configuration of Windows that is causing …

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Tips For Troubleshooting Hard Drive

Your hard drive contains all of your important data, like the Windows Operating System, pictures, music, and other data you do not want to lose. Keeping track of the health of your hdd is a dubious chore. Unfortunately, most people …

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How To Test A Power Supply

Your computer’s power supply is the single most important component in the case. But it’s also the most boring, so when it comes time to skimp on costs, the power supply is often a generic or budget brand. Sometimes this is …

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Troubleshoot A Motherboard And Components

Troubleshoot a motherboard by eliminating other devices. The motherboard is the one component that connects to every other component on the motherboard. For that reason, it is also one of the hardest to troubleshoot in the PC. As with most …

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Things To Try When Your Computer Will Not Start

There are several reasons why a computer will not start. It will be either a hardware or software issue. Software problems can generally be fixed by removing malware, reinstalling system drivers or by fixing Windows errors. Hardware problems, on the …

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CD Drive Doesn’t Show Up In My Computer

If your CD or DVD drive no longer show up in My Computer, you could have either a hardware or a software problem. the hardware problem could be as simple as the the drive has died, become unplugged or has …

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How To ByPass Case Switch

You may need to bypass the case switch of your computer. While it’s unusual, every once in a while we’ll find that a case switch has gone bad. It’s unusual because there really aren’t many moving parts with an ATX …

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