Author Archives: Bryce Whitty

About Bryce Whitty

Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

Repair Tool of the Week: Process Explorer

Ever wonder which program has a certain file or folder open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer displays a list of currently running processes and DLL’s on a the local Windows based system. It is very useful for finding viruses and malware. For example, if the computer is launching …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Driver Collector

Driver Collector is a tool designed to find and collect installed windows drivers for the hardware you select on your PC. Once you tell it which type of drivers you want to collect, it will copy them to a specific folder. This can be very handy when preparing for a …

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Computer Repair Parody [video]

Chris shows us how to install a CPU fan, flash your BIOS, replace your BIOS battery, keep your PCI ports performing at their best and disabling onboard functions such as your PS2 Ports.

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Case Study: New Malware Hiding in Task Scheduler

Today I was called out to a clients house because their computer was getting popups even if they weren’t surfing around the internet. This is the type of job I have done hundreds of times before and its usually because someone installed something they shouldn’t have such as a free …

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How to Remove Winstall.exe / SpySheriff

Winstall.exe is part of a program called SpySheriff which is a fake anti-spyware program that is designed to fool users into paying for a full version of the program in order to remove a supposed infection which the ‘free version’ put there in the first place. Here are the removal …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Dial-A-Fix

Dial-A-Fix is a handy user interface to perform tasks which are usually used when repairing computers after Spyware/Adware/Malware damage.

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Hardware Reviews, Dec. 13th 2006.

Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Mainboard Review @ Technic3D Thermaltake Toughpower 850w Modular Power Supply Review @ Tweaknews.net Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H nForce 590 SLI AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard @ OCInside.de Swedish Performance Championship 2006 @ NordicHardware Nine DDR2 memory kits for Intels Core 2 Duo @ Au-Ja Sempron 3000+ and Celeron D 331 Review …

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Drilling through a Laptop LCD Screen

Today on YouTube, someone has posted a video of someone drilling a hole through the screen of an old laptop while it is switched on (with a painfully slow drill). It is interesting to see how the screen fails.

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What every graduate should know before entering the IT industry

The IT industry looks much different from the outside than it does from the inside. There are secrets and tricks about how it operates that nobody knows except those who are in the industry. Kind of like a weird cult. That is, until now. Here’s my list of what everyone …

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Computer Processor Codenames: What the processors are and the inspiration behind the names.

In the computer industry there are plenty of buzzwords that get slung about when talking about the next generation of computer hardware and CPU codenames are quite possibly the hardest to keep track of due to the sheer amount of them. We have put together this list with the codename …

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