Category Archives: The Tech Lobby

A general area that encompasses all of the subjects and topics that do not necessarily fit in the other categories. A general blurb area.

How Do I Keep My Computer Working Good

Keeping a computer working good as long as possible is the idea. Even though I make a living from helping other people with their computer problems I would much rather see people preventing problems before they happen. Believe me when I say that a computer that doesn’t cooperate or behave like it’s supposed to is just as frustrating for me as it is for you.

There are some basic practices that can help keep your computer healthy so you don’t have to hit that “I’m Going To Throw This Thing Out The Window” point. Your computer rarely fairs well with that experience. So following some standard maintenance practices not only will save you from frustration but might just save your computer’s life. Continue reading

What Do You Do When Tech Support Tells You To Go Local

I have had a number of people call me about backing up their files. The reason is that HP, Dell or some other online company has told them they need to back up all of their files before doing a Factory Restore. So what’s the problem with this?

I have to admit it doesn’t bother me having business thrown my way by the big boy companies. What does bother me is that not one of these people have needed to resort to a full “Factory Restore”. The option of course is theirs but for a lot of people it’s definitely not something they want to do. Continue reading

Printers Plug and Play and Getting It Right

Have you bought a new printer lately all excited to get it hooked up and print something just to find out it just kicks out jibberish? Get a printer a while back and finally decided to use that fancy scanner do-dad that came with it just to find out that it won’t even start up?

These and many more nightmares and disappointments are things that happen to people every day. So the good thing is that you don’t have to feel alone since it happens to a lot of people. The bad thing is that know that doesn’t help your printer problem any does it. Fortunately these stories almost always have the same solution and it isn’t one that is very difficult. Continue reading