What to take to Computer Repair Jobs

Published 27th March 2006 By Bryce Whitty

When you are on a computer repair job many different situations can arise and in most cases it has nothing to do with what the client told you over the phone. Over the years I have created a kit which I bring to computer repair jobs to be prepared for almost anything. Here is what I carry to my computer jobs and hopefully this will help you create your own kit.

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How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)

Published 22nd March 2006 By Bryce Whitty

Many people who know their stuff with their computers are rushing to give the new Internet Explorer 7: Beta 2 a try even though it is known to have bugs still. One of these bugs that are frequently showing up is that when IE7 causes problems elsewhere (such as in browsing) and they want to uninstall it, they often cant. Here is a guide of how to uninstall IE 7.

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Giving Discounts for Computer Repairs

Published 19th March 2006 By Bryce Whitty

I have seen a few posts in recent days on forums talking about giving discounts to your computer clients and here is a principle that is good to go by concerning discounts.

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Internet Explorer wont connect to secure websites

Published 17th March 2006 By Bryce Whitty

A problem I frequently see at computer repairs is that Internet Explorer cannot connect to any secure sites for purposes such as online banking and online shopping. This tutorial is a walkthrough to help your repair Internet Explorer so you can connect to secure sites.

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Building a on-site test PC: In a Briefcase!

Published 15th March 2006 By Bryce Whitty

This is a article that is slightly different from our usual flavor, rather than “how to fix” this article is about “how to build”. This article shows a step by step tutorial of how to build a test PC for on-site jobs, In a briefcase!

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Troubleshooting Windows Stop Errors: What they mean (in english)

Published 13th March 2006 By Bryce Whitty

Windows Stop Errors literally mean that Windows has stopped. These only appear in NT based operating systems such as Windows NT, 2000 and XP. Most of the time the errors are caused by hardware problems. A stop error looks like a Blue Screen with a code below it saying something like “Stop 0x0000000A or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” which is the computers way to tell you what is wrong. Here is a list that will tell you what those stop errors mean:

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How to stop Internet Explorer script error messages

Published 9th March 2006 By Bryce Whitty

If you are getting messages such as: “A Runtime Error has occurred. Do you wish to Debug?” or “Internet Explorer Script Error. An error has occurred in the script on line 1. Do you wish to continue running scripts on this page?” Here are some tips to stop them:

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Building a Good Reputation and Winning More Computer Clients

Published 8th March 2006 By Bryce Whitty

How do you build a good reputation amongst your clients? It’s easy; just do what you say you are going to do. If you say you are going to be at the client’s house by 3:00, be there at 3:00. Keep in contact with your clients, answer the phone and make phone calls, tell them when the PC will be ready and when you will come over.

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Essential Processes needed to run Windows

Published 7th March 2006 By Bryce Whitty

When repairing a PC by either trying to shutdown a virus, trying to remove adware/spyware/malware or just trying to get a speed increase you need to shut down processes that run in the background. It is often nessessary to know the bare minimum processes which Windows needs to operate and it is sometimes difficult to know which ones are which, here is a list of the essential processes that Windows needs to run correctly.

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Computer keeps restarting without warning

Published 6th March 2006 By Bryce Whitty

Your clients or even your own computer may keep restarting for no reason without warning. First of all, when a computer keeps rebooting it can be caused by a wide range of problems, from incompatable software such as Firewalls and Antivirus software, damaged or overheating parts inside your computer or even incompatable peripherals such as printers and scanners. Here are some computer repair tips to help you diagnose the problem.

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