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Tech Support won't tell you any of this, but I will. Here are 5 secrets I learned from my years as a tech support agent at several companies.
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A big list of free meals and other freebies for Veterans Day 2015. Participating restaurants include Chili's, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, & more!
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Turning on your Mac only to discover that it won't start up correctly can be a nightmare. These troubleshooting tips should help you get your Mac up and running again, so you can get back to work or play, as the case may be.
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A full tutorial for the Reset This PC feature in Windows 10 & 8, the built-in tool that lets you factory reset Windows, with or without erasing data.
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Factory reset any Windows 10 PC? And keep your files?! It's true!
Reset This PC is a fix-it tool in Windows 10 & 8 that lets you reinstall Windows again, choosing to keep your files or remove everything. Here's more.
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What the heck is a boot sector?
A boot sector is the name given to a hard drive sector that holds boot information. There can be two different kinds of boot sectors on a hard drive.
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Thanks Tim Fisher.Have no idea what all this means for me.Since I only have a LG Optimus 3.phone.But I'm sure Boot sector will stick in my mind in case I ever am faced with this I'll know who to contact.Thank you Tim.Hope your Tuesgay has been Good.
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Sign up your fourth grader for a free national park pass that can use the entire school year. Parents, siblings, and friends can get in free as well.
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21 Things You Didn't Know About... Hard Drives
Did you know the first hard drive came out in 1958? and that today's are 300 million times cheaper? Here are 21 things you didn't know about your computer's hard drive.
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Have a Windows program or app that isn't responding or won't close? You can force the program to quit using Task Manager. Here's how to do it...
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My window 10 PC HANGS WITH A BLACK SCREEN AFTER I LOG IN
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Details on the updates included in the Patch Tuesday September 2015 release by Microsoft (September 8, 2015), plus what to do when they cause problems.
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From Acer, to Dell, to Toshiba... all the latest on which computer models can be upgraded to Windows 10, what issues you might run in to, and links to the latest Windows 10 drivers available!
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Hi tim, i recently had a win 8 hard drive crash, it would not boot to windows.it was determined that it requires a new hard drive. My cousin got a new laptop with win 8.1 preinstalled so we tried putting his hard drive in my laotop and everything loads fine, but it does not detect any wireless networks. I tried installing my lenovo n580 wifi driver but that did not help either. My laptop is lenovo n580 500gb win 8.0 preinstalled His laptop is a lenovo g50 45 1tb win 8.1 preinstalled. Why did windows 8,1 hard drive seem to work fine on mine but not the networks and how do i fix.
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I'm really good at fixing things.
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  • About.com
    PC Support Expert, 2006 - present
    I write original content as the expert for the About.com PC Support site. My main focus is on computer and technology support topics in the form of troubleshooting guides, tutorials, and reference material. I work for About.com on a freelance basis.
  • Target
    Systems Engineer, 2004 - 2009
    At Target, I provided 1st and 2nd level support to 500+ local distribution center (DC) clients. I administered and supported Cisco-based network devices, Windows and UNIX servers, wireless equipment, and several related technologies. I helped implement and author the DC-level IT support knowledge base system and also developed a SharePoint-based self support system. I assisted with roll-outs of new technology including wireless systems, Windows-based tablet devices, and similar upgrades. I also pulled and terminated new low voltage wiring on occasion.
  • Birch Telecom
    IT/Telecom Technician, 2000 - 2004
    At Birch Telecom, I installed and provided on-call, on-site, telephone, and remote support for PBX, voice mail, router, switch, VoIP, and other network and telecommunications hardware. I also provided computer and network training to telephony technicians. Far more often than I would have liked, my job was to pull and terminate CAT6/5 and CAT3 cable in both residential and business environments.
  • Paradigm Digital Systems
    IT Technician, 1998 - 2000
    At PDS, I built and serviced Windows-based desktop computers for home and business clients. I was also involved in several large networking wiring jobs.
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Freelance Technology Author
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I write about computer support and other technology issues on my PC Support site on About.com, as well as on some other websites and print publications. I'm also the author of Windows 8 Basics In 30 Minutes.

I also run a local technology support/consultation business that services small companies in my area but I'm not taking on any more clients right now.

Before that, I worked in technology support and maintenance at my previous careers in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industries.

Feel free to email me with feedback on my About.com site, but please comment on my Help Me! post on Facebook to get help with a computer problem or ask a tech related question. I post a new one almost every day and it's a great way to get personal help.
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Spent a month in Colombia adopting my son. Go there if you ever get the chance - it's beautiful!
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Details on the NVIDIA GeForce video driver package v285.38 Beta, the latest NVIDIA drivers for Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

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Details on the AMD/ATI Radeon display driver suite v11.9, the latest AMD video drivers for Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

Patch Tuesday October 2011: 8 Updates Correcting 22 Issues
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Details on the updates included in the Patch Tuesday October 2011 release by Microsoft.

NVIDIA GeForce Video Card Drivers v285.62 Now Available
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Details on the NVIDIA GeForce video driver package v285.62, the latest NVIDIA drivers for Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

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Looking for the DGN2200 default password? Find the NETGEAR DGN2200 default password, the DGN2200 default username, and the DGN2200 default IP address here.

How To Fix a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
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Easy to follow tutorial to help fix a Blue Screen of Death. A BSOD might be caused by hardware or software so proper troubleshooting is important.

Linksys E1000 Default Password
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Find the Linksys E1000 default password, default username, and default IP address here, plus more help with your Linksys E1000 router.

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BDMV File - What is a BDMV File? - Open BDMV File Extension
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A BDMV file is a Blu-ray Information file. Learn how to open a BDMV file or convert a BDMV file to another file format.

Forget a Password? Hack Your Own PC!
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Few will admit it openly, but forgetting the password that gets you in to your PC is a popular problem. In the

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Ntdll.dll errors are usually caused by third party applications. Common error messages include

RP114 Default Password - NETGEAR RP114 Default Password
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Looking for the RP114 default password? Find the NETGEAR RP114 default password, the RP114 default username, and the RP114 default IP address here.