Category Archives: Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Choppy Voice Calls on Skype

By | September 9, 2008

Skype is free software which allows you to make free long-distance computer-to-computer voice calls. You can also sign up for their premium service which allows you to make calls from your computer to land lines and cell phones. Skype is a great alternative to paid long distance providers – when it works properly! I recently… Read More »

Troubleshooting Random Reboots in Windows

By | September 4, 2008

A boot loop during startup can sometimes be solved by simply scanning the hard disk for errors. Random reboots are one of the more frustrating computer problems to solve because they can be caused by many things including a failing power supply, overheating, a virus, etc… Windows System Log One of the first places to… Read More »

10 Ways to Revive Your Internet Connection

By | August 19, 2008

Losing your connection to the Internet can be damn frustrating, especially if you use it for business purposes. If you find yourself digitally stranded, what can you do? I worked as a technical service rep at an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for almost two years. During that time I helped thousands of (usually angry) customers… Read More »

Windows XP Boot Loop – Panic! [Troubleshooting]

By | July 25, 2008

Symptom: The other day, I received a call from a client who was in quite the panic. “I can’t get into Windows XP!” they screamed at the top of their lungs. I immediately jumped into my nerdmobile and proceeded in their general direction. When I arrived at their home to investigate, I discovered that Windows… Read More »