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Remove and Reset Dell BIOS Password

You can reset a Dell BIOS password, and is easy in most models. A BIOS password is a password that can be set within the BIOS to prevent a computer from booting to the hard drive. This is different from a …

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Your Computer Is Infected System Tool Warning

System tool warning – Your computer is infected! We’ve all see that message pop up in the lower right hand corner of our screen. Spyware and viruses use this tactic to try and persuade users to click and install software …

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Acer Aspire System Recovery Partition

Restoring from the Acer Aspire System Recovery partition is easy. Most Aspires will have a second partition that can be used to restore if you do not have CDs. It is recommended that you make those CDs when you first …

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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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Windows XP Network Setup Wizard

Setting up a network in Windows XP has been made easier by the Windows XP Network Setup Wizard. By following a few simple steps, you can have your PC integrated into the current LAN or you can start a local …

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Computer Benchmark Tools

Test the performance of your PC with the most popular and thorough benchmark tools on the Internet. The following will help you test vital hardware components, such as your CPU, motherboard, Internet connection and much more. Benchmarking utilities are critical in …

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Install a Network Printer

Install a network printer to allow multiple users and computer to share a single printer, rather than having numerous personal printers throughout the home or office. When installing a network printer, make sure it is located in a centralized place so …

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Troubleshooting an HP Power Supply

Troubleshooting an HP power supply can help you determine if your computer’s problem is the power supply or the motherboard. If your Hewlett-Packard PC is experiencing power issues, it’s quite possible there may be a problem with the Power Supply …

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Sony VAIO Recovery Disks

Restoring your Sony VAIO to its original factory condition is sometimes preferred and necessary when troubleshooting and repairing your Sony product. The steps below quickly describe this process. Purchase Sony VAIO Recovery Disks Most Sony VAIO systems will have a …

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HP Recovery Disk

If you have a recent model HP or Compaq machine, chances are you have the ability to create an HP recovery disk. This article will address accessing and copying information that resides on a hidden partition. This preloaded recovery partition …

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D-Link Router Setup Instructions

Installing Your New D-Link Router These D-Link Router Setup instructions will help you get your router connected and configured quickly. Before you begin any installation project, always make sure you have all of the parts that are supposed to be …

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Use Dell Diagnostic Lights To Troubleshoot Your PC

Your PC might have Dell diagnostic lights labeled A B C D on the rear that can help you diagnose problems with your Dell machine. Not all models will have these, but if your computer does, you can reference these …

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Make Network Cables

You can quickly make network cables to wire your home or office. While wireless is fine, it can be less secure and less reliable than a straight-up wired network. Depending on your needs and location of your servers and workstations, …

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Windows Will Not Start

If Windows will not start normally, there are several things you can do to help diagnose the problem. You first need to take notice of  any beeps or error messages the computer is giving you. Sometimes it will show a …

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Fix Corrupt Winsock in Windows

Winsock is an interface between Windows and TCP/IP. Most people will realize there is a problem with their Winsock file only when they cannot access the Internet. Malware will often corrupt the Winsock, and it will be necessary for certain …

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Internet Explorer Cannot Display The Webpage

If you receive the error Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage there are several things you can try to fix the issue. We first need to decide if the problem is related to your network connectivity, the website, or a …

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Create An Administrator’s Password Reset Disk

A problem we see a lot is forgotten Administrator’s passwords–Especially since Windows Vista and beyond, where it urges you to run as a limited user. If you created a password for your Windows Administrator’s account and run as a different …

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Linux Live And Other Top Boot Disks

A boot disk is a CD you can put in your drive and run without having to load Windows. There are a lot of uses for these disks, such as performing diagnostics, removing viruses, recovering lost data and partitioning drives. …

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Change The Location Of My Documents Folder

Some people prefer to change the location of My Documents folder in Windows in case something happens to the partition where the Operating System resides. Moving the default location of your My Documents or My Pictures folder is something that …

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Learn How to Easily Setup And Configure a Home Network

There are many ways to setup and configure a home network. Unfortunately, the process isn’t as automatic as it should be. Networking was a nightmare for novices running Windows 98 and Windows ME, but improved with Windows XP and gets …

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How To Setup Remote Desktop in Windows

Remote Desktop setup  can be frustrating. There are so many variables involved to making connections that the process is destined to fail somewhere along the line. For instance, to connect from your home to your office using built-in Remote Desktop, …

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How to Update Your Router’s Firmware

You should learn how to update your router’s firmware and do so occasionally. Your router has a firmware chip on it similar to your computer’s BIOS. It is called firmware because it is a combination of software and hardware and …

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Tips For Troubleshooting Blue Screen of Death Errors In Windows

Troubleshooting Blue Screen of Death errors can be difficult. Any Windows user has encountered the big bad BSOD. This common error will make its presence known whenever the system senses that an application, piece of hardware, or device driver is …

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Types Of Wireless Security And Protocols

Wireless security is important. The world of information technology is increasingly moving towards wireless communication, especially in the homes of an average citizen. In every single job that I have been to, I have worked with laptops as well as …

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How to Power Cycle a Router and Modem To Fix Network Issues

Power cycling is the process of “rebooting” the router and modem. When we power cycle a router, we generally will do all computers behind the router, as well. This gives those devices the opportunity to clear memory and refresh IP …

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Have a Good Disk Imaging Strategy

Disk imaging software allows you to make an exact copy of your Windows installation so you can quickly restore it at a later time. This is different from a backup, as this takes it all–Windows, applications, data–everything that is on …

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Email Password And Other Top Computer Security Tips

The following computer security tips are important to follow. Microsoft Windows has been in the news a lot lately and not for good reasons. Computer security is once again in the forefront of Windows-bashing commercials and other negative propaganda. Conficker …

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How To Perform A Dell PC Restore

A Dell PC Restore allows you to revert your computer back to original factory settings. This is sometimes also called a System Recovery and can be done either by a set of Recovery CDs or a second partition on the …

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How To Connect Two Routers To A LAN To Improve Your Network

You can connect two routers to a LAN network.  But why would you want to do that? One of the main reasons is to use the second router as a switch, which would enable you to expand an Ethernet network. …

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