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Fix a Problem With Your Computer

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Is your computer locking up? Are you getting a weird error message that you can't figure out? Are you having trouble even starting your computer? No matter what kind of problem you're having, big or small, you've come to the right place in your search to find the solution!

It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned computer professional, a fix-it novice, or somewhere in between - these resources will help you get your computer back up and running in no time.

  1. Common Error Messages
  2. Reverse Damages and Mistakes
  3. Repairing & Reinstalling Windows
  1. Working Inside Your Computer
  2. Testing Hardware & Software
  3. Need More Help?

Common Error Messages

Blue Screen of Death Error

Anyone who regularly uses a computer knows all about error messages. Those of you who are also Windows users probably see more than your fair share of them. As a computer service professional, I see more error messages than anyone should in a lifetime!

Listed below are troubleshooting guides for some of the more common error messages that my readers and clients see on their computers.

Reverse Damages and Mistakes

Reverse Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes... and Microsoft (and other software makers) know that. No matter if you've made a bad change in the registry or emptied the Recycle Bin after deleting your only copy of a report due the next day, there are ways to "undo" the damage.

Repairing & Reinstalling Windows

Windows 7 Startup Graphic

Microsoft knows that problems happen - which is why it provided tools like Safe Mode, Startup Repair, and Recovery Console. You can see complete walkthroughs below.

Sometimes, however, the only solution to some Windows problems involves a complete reinstallation of the operating system.

Below are step-by-step guides to each kind of installation, complete with images and detailed instructions. These resources make a traditionally complicated procedure easy enough for anyone to take on!

Working Inside Your Computer

Hard Drive

If you've never done it, opening up your computer to service or replace something inside can seem overwhelming. The thought alone sends many people speeding toward the expensive repair shop.

Working inside your computer is much easier than you may believe, especially when you have a little help. These resources will help you get in and out of your computer like an expert!

Testing Hardware & Software

Multimeter

A big part of solving nearly any computer problem is testing, especially when a piece of hardware might be to blame. The last thing you want to do is replace an expensive part when it wasn't the problem to begin with.

Here are several different tests that might come in handy during the troubleshooting of a problem:

Need More Help?

Help

As much as I'd love to believe that I have everything covered already on my site, I don't. But that's OK, because as I work to make that more true, there are several ways you can keep in touch.

If you need more help then I highly recommend you read through my Get More Help page (first link below) which outlines how to best contact me, which tech support forums are best, and more.

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