Slow Laptop Fix Tips: Top 6 Actions You Should at Least Attempt

by Rod Dunne December 17, 2011

Some of the more general slow laptop fix tips can prove to be quite effective for resolving the majority of PC performance issues. In this article I’ll show you some of the more common techniques you can use to help improve speeds for all applications as well as the operating system. Make sure your registry (more)

Slow Laptop Startup: Reducing the Strain on the OS

by Rod Dunne December 16, 2011

Slow laptop startup times are a direct factor of the number of applications initialized at boot time as well as the performance of each of these programs. Here I’ll show you how to reduce the strain on the operating system as it is booting up from a full system restart. When your operating system is (more)

Very Slow Laptop: Disk Space and Fragmentation Issues You Can Beat

by Rod Dunne December 15, 2011

One common cause of a very slow laptop is problems with disk space and the amount of fragmentation of its files. In this post I’ll show you why this can occur and how to resolve the problem. Disk space If your laptop keeps freezing repeatedly even when running basic applications then it may well be (more)

Using Web Based Services to Do a Laptop Data Backup

by Rod Dunne December 11, 2011

Increases in broadband speeds have helped make online laptop data backup services more viable. Users can now rapidly backup/upload files to online servers. In this article I’ll show you what is involved in using one of these services and some of the benefits and drawbacks associated with them. Prior to 10 years ago these types (more)

Using Software to Do a Laptop Data Backup

by Rod Dunne December 9, 2011

Doing a laptop data backup frequently is generally highly recommended, but few users manage to keep making backups after an initial few attempts. The problem often is that it can be a laborious task. Luckily, synchronization software makes this activity quite simple. In this post, I’ll show you how to use these tools along with (more)

Fix Slow Laptops: Have You Updated Your OS And Applications?

by Rod Dunne October 18, 2011

Slow laptop speeds can often be due to problems with your applications. In particular, the software can become out of date are contained old poorly-performing code. Here I’ll show you key areas where you should do updates to help improve performance and stability of your system. The operating system programs and device drivers If your (more)

Laptop Data Backup Approaches: Local Copies Vs. Online Services

by Rod Dunne April 3, 2011

The two principal ways to do a laptop data backup are to make a local copy (e.g. synchronize the laptop data to an external hard drive) or upload data to a backup server. Here I look at the pros and cons of both approaches to show how each can be suited to different types of (more)

Laptop Data Backup Services: Using Online Solutions

by Rod Dunne March 8, 2011

Laptop data backup services have started to spring up on the web more frequently nowadays. While many users will still make local copies on CD or external hard disk drives, the online backup services can prove to be invaluable for those traveling with their laptop on the road. In this article I’ll show you the (more)

External Hard Drive Repair: Partition and Sector Damage Tips

by Rod Dunne February 21, 2011

Fixing bad sectors as part of external hard drive repair is one of the simpler tasks to perform. However, it will not always be 100% successful. This article shows you how to use free utilities from Microsoft to analyze and repair partition damage. It also suggests some third-party applications can do more in-depth analysis. Bad (more)

Scheduled Preventive Maintenance Checklist | Monthly Checks

by Rod Dunne February 20, 2011

Keeping a scheduled preventive maintenance checklist for your PC will ultimately help prolong the working life of your computer. In this article I’ll detail some of the monthly checks that you can do to help improve the reliability and performance of any PC. The first precautionary thing to do is to make backup copies of (more)