Computer Running Slow | Top 3 Causes And Solutions

by Rod Dunne November 22, 2010
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Trying to work when you find your computer running slow can be counter-productive and infuriating if the issue does not improve. This article takes a look at three areas of PC maintenance you should focus on whenever performance issues start arising. Viruses Everybody knows that viruses can lead to exceptions and odd behavior in your (more)

How To Reboot Your Computer

by Rod Dunne November 16, 2010
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This article shows how to reboot your computer in a variety of different ways. Each approach has its own benefits and pitfalls so it is worth being familiar with each different method to understand how they can be used for PC maintenance and repairs. The reboot computer approach is often jokingly referred to as a (more)

Erase Hard Drive Options – Comparing Formatting Versus Data Cleansing Tools

by Rod Dunne November 9, 2010
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You can erase hard drive data from a PC by formatting the disk or using disk cleaning applications. This article takes a look at both approaches to clarify the security implications of each and which is best used simply for PC maintenance. Secure erase hard drive software recommendations Remo Drive Wipe Winclear Evidence Nuker Introduction: (more)

How To Increase Computer Speed – Top 5 Ways

by Rod Dunne November 3, 2010
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Understanding how to increase computer speed really comes down to working out how to maximize the CPU/RAM capabilities of your PC. Here, we’ll show how to speed up your computer using regular PC maintenance techniques and software utilities. Increasing available memory The starting point for any performance improvements is to assess whether or not you (more)

Recover Overwritten File Contents – The Smart Way To Retrieve Your Data

by Rod Dunne November 3, 2010
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The chances of being able to recover overwritten file contents can vary widely. While data recovery programs can usually be quite successful at deleted file recovery, recovering overwritten files requires an almost forensic approach to retrieving fragments of your documents and can therefore prove to be one of the more complex PC maintenance tasks. Background (more)

Recover USB Files You Thought Were Deleted, Corrupted Or Formatted

by Rod Dunne September 20, 2010

In terms of PC maintenance, using software to recover USB contents that you thought was deleted, formatted or corrupted is one of the simpler tasks that most people can perform. Here, we’ll step through how to use these tools and remarked on some of the things which can hinder how many documents you will actually (more)

PC Maintenance Best Practices That Can Help Avoid Costly Repairs.

by Rod Dunne April 1, 2010

The worst sight any Windows PC or laptop owners could possibly see is the dreaded blue screen of death. This is a screen of exception text stating a terminal error has happened leaving you no option but to reboot. Thankfully this is a rare occurrence. However, there are best practices that Windows owners can do (more)

PC Maintenance Software Precautions

by Rod Dunne March 15, 2010

The worst sight any Windows user could possibly see is the blue screen of death. This is a screen of exception code stating a fatal computer error has happened leaving you no option but to reboot. Thankfully this is a rare occurrence. That said, there are several practices that Windows PC users can execute to (more)

Do not even *think* about buying PC maintenance software until
you read my Reimage review!

by Rod Dunne March 15, 2010

What is Reimage? Reimage is an online PC maintenance software application that can make your Windows machine run like new, without the need to reinstall Windows and without the losing personal data. It checks the health of your system files in a 30 minute scan, diagnoses operating system (OS) problems, and replaces objects detected as (more)