Troubleshooting Grounding Issues and How to Spot Them

Troubleshooting Grounding Issues:

“Grounding” or “Grounding Out” is the act of the system short circuiting due to contact with metal or conductive parts within your system.

Grounding issues can be caused by numerous problems. The most common causes are problems that were overlooked by the builder, or a defect or non standard case feature.

The symptoms of grounding issues can range from a No POST situation, to random reboots and in some cases I have even [...] Continue Reading…



How to Create a Bootable Floppy Disk

How to Create a Bootable Floppy Disc:

The “Create Startup Disc” option will allow you to make a bootable floppy disc with the diagnostic program installed. Make sure you have a BLANK floppy disc available as the program will overwrite any data that is currently on the floppy disc. [Don't use your family photos disc, or the disc you save your homework to.]

I recommend formatting any disc you plan to use prior to [...] Continue Reading…



How to Create a Bootable CD ISO with Nero

How to Create a Bootable CD:

The “Save CD Image to Disk” option allows you to create a bootable CD to diagnose your system. This can be valuable if you have a newer system that does not have a floppy disc drive. Or if your BIOS is not setup to boot from a floppy disc, but is setup to boot from a CD-Rom. Most new computers are setup to boot from a CD-Rom by default.

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Basic Modem Troubleshooting Guide

Basic Modem Troubleshooting:

Basic modem troubleshooting is preformed when you are unable to get onto the internet with your dial-up modem. It has become more and more common for people to switch over to “high speed internet” to avoid the hassles caused by using dial-up internet. If you are still using a standard modem or are unable to get high speed access in your area this guide will walk you through what you need to [...] Continue Reading…



Cash for Clunkers Computer Program offers Incredible Savings!

Save Big Money on Your Next PC with the “Cash for Clunkers” Computer Program
With the incredible success of the “Cash for Clunkers” automobile program, which offered consumers large rebates on trade in cars and trucks towards the purchase of new energy efficient vehicles, many industries have been following suit.

Offering more than just value to customers, these “Clunkers” programs are being designed to cycle out dangerous or inefficient goods from the market and to replace [...] Continue Reading…



The NetBook Generation Gap. If it’s Too Loud You’re Too Old.

Netbooks vs. Smart Phones – Apples to Oranges
Being a self proclaimed computer geek let me say something first and foremost, like many of you “I love gadgets”. I think it is safe to say that we understand technology makes our lives more convenient.

Enter NetBooks, the small form factor notebooks that are quickly becoming a must have for many IT specialists and geeks alike. Those who have their fingers on the pulse of technology seem [...] Continue Reading…



Archos 9 Tablet PC Running Microsoft Windows 7

Archos 9 Tablets Featuring Windows 7
If you have been looking for an elegant looking, streamline tablet PC Archos has created the perfect solutions with the new Archos 9 Tablet PC running Microsoft Windows 7.

Touted as the first fully-tactile MiniPC the Archos 9 sports a highly responsive touch screen display along with a virtual keyboard and stylus for navigating through the Windows 7 enviroment.

Demonstrations of the Archos 9 have been fairly impressive with smooth playback of [...] Continue Reading…