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Why has my computer been locked? Is it this ransomware virus I've heard about?

Posted by Timothy Taylor on Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Why has my computer been locked?

   You’re working on your computer and an oddly worded message pops up with the words “Your computer has been locked”! After having a short panic attack you’re scared to read on but more importantly you don’t know what you should do next.

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Tags: Backing Up, Malware Prevention, Data Backup, ransomware

How long does a computer’s hard drive last?

Posted by Timothy Taylor on Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Anyone that has experienced catastrophic Hard Drive (HDD) failure might understand the uncomfortable feeling of not being able to use their computer, and not knowing whether or not their data is safe. Seemingly happening at the worst of times, HDD failure often leaves people caught off guard (with no back up), wondering “Well, how long was it supposed to last?”.


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Tags: external hard drives, Hard drives, PC Hardware, Hard Drive Recovery, Data Backup, ELI5

How Do I set Up a Computer Backup Plan

Posted by Serges LaRiviere on Thu, Sep 13, 2012

Ok, we’ve all heard it a million times before, backup your data on a regular schedule so if you have a system meltdown you can restore all of your files but how many of us are not doing it. Maybe we do it once a month or maybe never, believe it or not I know personnel friends that have never backed up their computer, no kidding. We've already covered some of the basics of backups before, but today we'll go over how to use Windows 7's built in back up program to keep your data protected.

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Tags: external hard drives, flash drives, Windows Tips, Security, Malware Prevention, Windows 7, Data Backup

How Reliable Are SSD's? (Solid State Drives)

Posted by Serges LaRiviere on Wed, Apr 25, 2012

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Tags: external hard drives, Hard drives, SSD, PC Hardware, Data Backup

The Basics of Backups

Posted by Edward Drummond on Mon, Apr 02, 2012

As a technician, one of the most problematic phrases I run in to is:

It’s gone and I don’t have a backup.

Each time I hear this, it makes me cringe, knowing that this tech solution could be an uphill battle. Regular backups can help save you trouble, stress, and more importantly, if you are a business, money.

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Tags: Hard drives, Backing Up, Storage, Hard Drive Recovery, Data Backup

Data and “The Cloud”

Posted by Serges LaRiviere on Wed, Jan 25, 2012


What is it?

The Cloud: a catch-all tech phrase for the location of any program or data that does not reside on your home computer, but where is it really?

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Tags: cloud, Computer, Data Backup