When I am asked why a Windows PC or laptop is slow, my first question is always “Is it slow at startup?” 9 times out of 10 the answer is yes and that means one of two things. There are too many programs running in the background, all fighting for resources causing a traffic jam. […]
Have you ever had that moment when a Windows update goes wrong and nothing you do will fix it? For example one laptop I looked at recently kept getting stuck trying to install the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It’s a huge download, takes a long time to install and then an equally long time […]
It may surprise you to learn that a lot of the (for want of a better word) stuff on your computer is unnecessary. By that I mean temporary files that never got removed, old log files, installs, and a bunch of other bits and bobs. Thankfully you don’t have to know the location of every […]
I recently created a post on Google+ called ‘Recover data from a corrupt Windows drive with Linux’ (funnily enough the same title as this page), and was overwhelmed by the level of feedback and responses to it. As a thank you to all of the people that engaged with the post, this blog is going to go […]
Dealing with dust in your PC There are three main problems that dust can cause inside your machine.
One of the most common questions I get asked is, “My computer is slow, can you help me?” Well yes, I usually can. However, there are things you can do yourself to help your poorly machine. Important note! Some of the steps detailed below involve opening your machine and fiddling with the bits inside. Before […]