Troubleshooting Basic Hard Drive Problems: Does Not Show Up In My Computer

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Hard Drive Problem #1: The hard drive is not showing up in “My Computer” or in Windows Explorer (not to be confused with internet explorer). Generally, I get phone calls where the customer states that the computer is no longer seeing their hard … [Read more...]

Stripping nonsense characters in URLs with Apache mod_rewrite

I have had this problem that has been plaguing me for a very long time. Google’s webmaster tools has been reporting incoming links to our website that are returning a 404 (Not found) error. The weird thing is the URL that shows “looks” correct and … [Read more...]

SAN and NAS the Difference from a User Perspective

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So I was asked the other day by our SEO content writer what is the difference between SAN and NAS. Now, usually I pride myself in the ability to spout off random techno babble, in order to explain what would normally be a difficult concept easily to … [Read more...]

Sony Handycam DVD Will Not Finalize

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So this is a very prevalent problem I have run into over and over through the years and up until just recently it has been a problem I could not fix. Here is the scenario: You record 20 to 30 minutes of important and sentimental moments on your … [Read more...]

Not Formatted Would You Like to Format Now?

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This is a common problem with external hard drives like the Western Digital My Book. The reason is that we as a USB using public do not “Safely Remove” the hardware before we turn off or unplug the devices from our computers.  A lot of the time this … [Read more...]

Western Digital My Book Problem Question and Answer

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Below are some more fun Q&A about hard drive recovery. I have given what I think is the best solution to these problems. As always please leave a comment if you have a question or contact me directly at 727-345-9665 ext 236. Question: I … [Read more...]

Do It Yourself Dual LCD Monitor Stand

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Cheap Do-It-Yourself Dual LCD Monitor Stand OK, so I was really wanting a dual monitor stand for my two LCD flat panel monitors, mainly to get them up off the desk more to give myself more desk space and to raise them up higher.  The cheapest I … [Read more...]

Slave A Laptop Hard Drive To USB

This article and video will show you how to use a USB enclosure to slave a laptop hard drive. Many times laptop - notebook hard disk drives come in here that we are able to recover with data recovery software. This video will help you use a USB … [Read more...]

How To Remove Unwanted Software From Windows XP

This is just a mini tutorial on how to uninstall software you no longer want or need and is taking up valuable room on your hard disk. So, step by step this is what you need to do. 1.    Click Start 2.    After the start menu pops open you … [Read more...]