Category: Troubleshooting

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 mistakes. So here are some of …

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 be expensive. There are some jobs …

What Is Your Computer Trying To Tell You

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 clues as to why it is …

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 and PC users a lot of …

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 and other sensitive information that could …

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 My Computer. Thumb drives, or flash …

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 are ever called back again. While …

Computer Troubleshooting Guide

This computer troubleshooting guide can help you troubleshoot and repair dead computers. When we mean “dead” we mean no signs of life at all. Where do you even begin? The average user doesn’t know the internal workings of their computer–and they shouldn’t have to. So when …

Computer Maintenance Checklist For Your PC

Having a computer maintenance checklist is essential whether you’re a computer repair technician or just a user that needs to be reminded of essential PC maintenance duties. If you are a technician, the checklist tells your client that you’re professional and thorough. Using a PC maintenance …

No Video On Monitor

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 no video to be displayed. This …