How To... Have a problem, got a question, need the instructions on
what to do?
No such thing as a stupid question. There is a thing called "I messed up!" or "I
can't figure this one out!" been there done that type of thing. It is one thing
to learn the hard way it is another to learn from someone else's mistakes.
you are in business for yourself two things you can not afford to do:
pay someone else to mess up!
Although other people or web sites would call
this a "tips and tricks" section I call it a How To.. of do it
yourself computer repair, because a lot of these
articles are normal everyday IT tasks.
You may not need to know how you do one of
these tasks today but you may want to look over the list and bookmark this page
for when your computer is slow, or you need instructions for doing a backup, or
why a router is better than the built in software for a firewall.
A "how to..." section such as making an image of the Operating System partition
(you know it as a drive or volume) or maybe you need to know about making a
bootable floppy or external hard drive bootable.
Suppose you were thinking of what type of maintenance you need to perform
periodically on your computer? Such as cleaning the physical computer parts or
what can you do to make your file access faster, or what to do when those "temp"
files are taking up more storage than your programs?
As you read through this web site you will see quotes by me such as: "Your
recovery is only as good as your last backup!" or "It is your data only
you can protect it!" or "A power strip will not stop a power surge from
killing your computer!" These are warnings that you should heed, there are
articles here such as about backing up your data, what to use for storage, how
often your should to a backup.
Some times I will mention things that I have done that didn't work out too well,
experience is a great teacher however you should learn from others mistakes.
That brings me to the two forums on this site the
Q and A of Computer Repair where you may find an answer to your computer
hardware problem and my personal blog -
Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, upgrade & secure...
Good stuff on how to repair computers...
So before you make that fatal mistake and kill off a expensive piece of
equipment have a look at this index there may be some experience here
that will save
Index of topics:
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