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How I Fixed: iMac Won’t Power On After Power Outage/Surge

» by June 6, 2017 at 10:22 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, I have a wonderful mid-2011 iMac that I really like. Two days ago we had severe thunderstorms here in Tennessee and there were several power outages. The following day ...more »

My Recipe For Comcast Wireless Success

» by June 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm » Comments (4)

Hello everyone, I have been getting many comments/questions about Comcast wireless connectivity (see two previous posts here and here). Here is my "quick and dirty" recipe for Comcast wireless sucess: 1) Disable ...more »

How I Fixed: “Windows cannot be installed to this disk…..”

» by February 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, A client gave me a Dell 660s Windows 8.1 desktop that would not boot. It was stuck in an automatic repair loop, but nothing was being repaired. Just for good ...more »

Not Getting 50 Mbps Download Speed From Comcast? Here’s How! (Part 2)

» by October 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm » Comments (6)

Hello everyone, I have received many comments from my first Comcast post back in March of 2012 (June 2015 post here). Many people in my area, and around the country are ...more »

How I Optimized My New SSD Installation

» by July 16, 2014 at 11:42 am » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, In a previous post I described how I brought an old laptop back to life by installing a new SSD. In this post I would like to describe a ...more »

How I Rejuvenated My Beloved Older Laptop (By Cloning To An SSD)

» by July 9, 2014 at 11:55 am » Comments (1)

Hello everyone, In 2008 I bought a beautiful Toshiba laptop (Toshiba Satellite L355-S7812 - 17.1" - Core 2 Duo T5550 - Vista Home Premium - 3 GB RAM - 200 GB ...more »

When An SSD Will Not Increase Your Computers Speed

» by January 20, 2014 at 11:41 am » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, The SSD (Solid State Drive) is the greatest invention since "sliced bread". Installing an SSD can cut boot times down to below ten seconds and open programs so fast ...more »

How I Fixed: “A Required CD/DVD Drive Device Is Missing” Upon OS Installation

» by July 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, The other day a client gave me her Windows Vista laptop that was in very bad shape. After a quick diagnosis it was apparent that the machine needed a ...more »

How I Fixed: USB Ports Don’t Work After New OS Installation

» by July 21, 2013 at 11:58 am » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, Note: In this previous post I wrote about proper driver sequence in a Dell machine. I got a home made computer from a client and the USB ports were not ...more »

Next Generation Microsoft Surface Coming Soon?

» by June 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm » Comments (0)

        Hello everyone, I actually really like the Microsoft Surface (I'm not the only one). It looks like the Surface 2 is on the way! This from Digitimes: Microsoft will reportedly unveil ...more »