Self-Help Computer Resources
"Thanks to the millions of people sharing their knowledge and
experiences online, you can pretty much learn anything you
want on your own. So over the years I have collected
some great resources that come in handy. Sharing is
First a Little Warning
When visiting other websites be very
careful what you click on because some software downloads are very
dangerous to your computer, so be absolutely sure what you are
downloading. Read the ".exe" file name. Search the internet for more info, or to verify
'.exe' executable files.
It's a good idea to always get a second opinion on what software you
As the saying goes "Nothing is Free."
sometimes comes loaded with
other software programs that you don't need. So always check or uncheck
the appropriate boxes, and read everything carefully. But even then, they might
sneak unwanted programs by you, so you will have to remove those programs manually.
With the internet, dangers are always lurking around the corner, so
please be careful, be aware and educate yourself. When our computer
systems and the internet are running smoothly the beauty of this machine
becomes very evident. This is the largest collaboration of people in
human history. With so many contributors from all over the world, we now
have more knowledge and information at our fingertips then ever before,
our potential is limitless.
Computer Quick Fix Tips
Make sure that your Computer
is on. This can sometimes be
used to fix a bad computer virus or malfunction. It's a good idea to do
a System Restore and a Virus Scan in the
(During Computer Restart hit the F8 Key and then
follow the instructions)
(F2 is Setup and F12 is the Boot Menu) Warning:
System Restore that is found under Start/Programs/Accessories/System
Tools is not the same as PC Restore, Factory Settings or Image Restore,
which will delete all your personal files and software from the PC. If
you don't have OS Setup Disk that came with your PC then sometimes the
PC will have a Factory Settings copy installed. This you need to do
while your PC is rebooting. Press ' Ctrl ' then press F11 and then
release both at the same time.
You should see something like Symantec Ghost where you will be prompted
to reinstall Factory Settings. This will delete all your personal files
and software from the PC so please back up first.
Always Have your Operating System Restore Disk or
handy because not all computer problems can be fixed.
You also need your Drivers and Applications Disks too.
your most important computer files because reinstalling the operating
system will clear your data:
Kingston DataTraveler 200 - 128 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive DT200/128GB
Western Digital 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive
You can try some of these free programs to help keep your
computer safe. Lava Soft Ad-Ware - Spybot Search & Destroy - CCleaner
- Malwarebytes -
Hijack This - Spyware Blaster.
the software above but be very careful not to click on the wrong
Please Verify the correct ".exe file." name.
Free Virus Protection
Internet Safety Info
Sadly new PC's are loaded with a lot of bogus software and programs that
you don't need. Removing them can be a challenge, but it's absolutely
necessary if you want your PC to run smoothly without all those annoying
distractions that slow your PC down.
Tired and Disgusted with
dysfunctional Operating System Interface, Download
to make your computer like XP, and find things again, or you can just
update your windows 8.0 to windows 8.1
, because 8.1 is
definitely better then 8.0, but still not perfect yet.
Remote PC to PC Maintenance - Teaching via Video Conference - Remote IT Services
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Log Me In
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Having your own computer is like having an extra brain.
Some computer fixes can take several hours.
So if you can drop off your Desktop PC or Laptop I can usually fix your
machine for a fixed price of only $150.00. That only includes labor and
does not include the cost of replacement parts if needed. If you can't
drop off your PC, and the PC problem can be fixed in less then one or
two hours, then the house call fee is $50.00 / Hour.
If you have access to the internet then maybe I can
fix your PC
using the Internet, PC to PC. Remote PC to PC maintenance work
is only $35.00 / Hour.
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My PC is a Gateway to the Worlds Knowledge
My first computer was a
. I didn't know at the time, but gateway was the
perfect name for a computer, because It certainly was a gateway, a
gateway to the universe. I ended up giving away my first PC to a
Mom. And I still have 3 other 10 year old Gateway PC's that still