Fix Blue Screen of Death in Windows 7

Are you tired Blue Screen of Death Errors and trying to solve your problem? Make sure you go through following steps and lets hope that you might find your solution here

When your PC crashes or a reboot occurs, you will usually experience a screen that looks like this:

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Here are some example blue screen stop codes you might encounter during a crash:

Windows Stop Error Codes

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Fortunately, there are various methods to solve blue screen errors in Windows 7. You should be able to log in to your system (after a system crash due to a BSOD) to solve potential errors following the methods I outline below.
A majority of the blue screen errors you encounter are due to one of three things:

1. Device drivers
2. RAM errors
3. HEAT

That’s it. There are less common causes such as a failing PSU (power supply), but for most users it’s going to be one of the top three culprits listed above.

Before You Continue – Read This!

Before you continue on, it’s important that you scan your PC and make sure all your hardware device drivers are updated. This will solve most blue screen issues!

For example you can use DriverFinder and use it on a monthly basis to keep my devices up-to-date.

After you make sure your drivers are updated, you can use the methods that are outlined below if you are still experiencing stop errors.

Steps To Fix Blue Screen Errors (Windows 7)

Note: You may be prompted to enter your administrator’s password when you try to execute certain system tasks!

Method 1: Using System Restore

1. Click on the Start button on the Taskbar.
2. Type “System Restore” (without quotes) in the Search box and hit Enter or,
3. Click on System Restore (when you see System Restore pop up in the list of search results).
4. Make sure the “Recommended restore” radio button is checked on the restore utility window.
5. Click on Next and follow the instructions given.

Note: There is the option on the restore utility to select “Choose a different restore point”. Unless you have a specific reason to select a different date and time than what Windows recommends, just select the recommended option stated in the steps above. If you choose to select another one, follow these steps:

1. Click on that desired date and time, and Windows 7 will perform a scan for any affected programs in that restore point.
2. Once completed, click Next and follow the instructions given.

Once you have selected the restore point, your system will start the restoring process, after which you will have to restart the system.

Method 2: Check memory problems

Memory management issues can also cause a BSOD in Windows 7. Thankfully, Windows 7 has a Memory Management Diagnostic tool that detects and solves problems related to system memory.

1. Click on the Start button on the Taskbar.
2. Type “Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool” or “Memory” (without quotes) in theSearch box or,
3. Click on Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool (in the search results).
4. Click on “Restart now and check for problems (Recommended)”.
5. The system will restart, and you need to follow the instructions given on the screen.

Method 3: Remove unsupported devices

Unsupported hardware may also result in a BSOD error. The easiest solution to this problem is to uninstall such hardware. You can detect the hardware that’s creating the problem through the Device Manager in Windows.

1. Click on the Start button on the Taskbar.
2. Type “Device Manager” in the Search box.
3. Click on Device Manager (in the list of results).
4. Expand all categories in the hardware tree – (click the little arrow icons).
5. Look for devices that have a red cross (x) against their name. These devices are not supported by Windows 7 and may be one of the reasons for BSOD errors.
6. Right click on these devices, and select Uninstall.

A corrupt registry can also lead to BSOD (blue screen of death) errors in Windows 7. Suggestion is that you download a good registry cleaner and scan your system for registry errors. There are both free and paid versions available and they both have pros and cons. Most of the registry cleaners available are easy to install and operate.

The cleaning process is automated, and the programs also backup the registry before cleanup, which acts as a safeguard. You can restore the registry to its previous state if you encounter system errors after the cleaning process.

There’s really no need to panic when you see a BSOD error on your screen. Just stay calm and follow the checklist above to fix the error.

Source: http://windows-exe-errors.com/how-to-fix-blue-screen-of-death-in-windows-7/

Windows 10 update history

We’re committed to our customers and strive to incorporate their feedback, both in how we deliver Windows as a service and the info we provide about Windows 10. In response to this feedback, we’re providing more details about the Windows 10 updates we deliver through Windows Update. You’ll see a summary of important product developments included in each update, with links to more details. This page will be regularly refreshed, as new updates are released.

We’re currently delivering updates to two distinct Windows 10 branches. The July initial launch branch (build 10240), and the November update branch (build 10586). We introduced new operating system features in November after having previewed, or “flighted”, them with our Windows Insiders between July and November. Most customers have already been moved automatically from the July branch to the November branch. Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education edition customers can defer the update to the November branch and stay on the July feature set longer — as long as 10 years for some Enterprise customers. For more info, see Windows 10 servicing options.

Windows 10 updates are cumulative of all previous updates. Installing the latest one makes your device current. Windows Store apps are updated through the Windows Store. Details about app updates are provided on a per app basis.

The following sections list some key improvements included in each update.

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1511

February 9, 2016 — KB3135173 (brings system to 10586.104)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced this month. Key changes in this update include:

  • Fixed issues with authentication, update installation, and operating system installation.

  • Fixed issue with Microsoft Edge browser caching visited URLs while using InPrivate browsing.

  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow simultaneous install of apps from the Windows Store and updates from Windows Update.

  • Fixed issue that delayed the availability of songs added to the Groove Music app in Windows 10 Mobile.

  • Improved security in the Windows kernel.

  • Fixed security issues that could allow remote code execution when malware is run on a target system.

  • Fixed security issues in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that could allow code from a malicious website to be installed and run on a device.

  • Fixed additional issues with the Windows UX, Windows 10 Mobile, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and taskbar.

  • Fixed additional security issues with .NET Framework, Windows Journal, Active Directory Federation Services, NPS Radius Server, kernel-mode drivers, and WebDAV.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3135173.

Updates for Windows 10 (initial version released July 2015)

February 9, 2016 — KB3135174 (brings system to 10240.16683)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced this month. Key changes in this update include:

  • Improved installation time of updates.

  • Fixed issue with Microsoft Edge browser caching visited URLs while using InPrivate browsing.

  • Improved Silverlight performance.

  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow a Windows 10 PC to remotely configure a server.

  • Fixed issue with pictures and tables not displaying in Windows Journal.

  • Fixed security issues that could allow remote code execution when malware is run on a target system.

  • Fixed security issues in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that could allow code from a malicious website to be installed and run on a device.

  • Fixed additional issues with Input Method Editors (IMEs), Direct Access, assigned access, peripheral device detection, barcode scanning, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and scripting.

  • Fixed additional security issues with .NET Framework, PDF library, Windows Journal, kernel-mode drivers, Remote Desktop, and WebDAV.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3135174.

If you find yourself having trouble with Windows 10 updates give me a call today. Windows 10 is still fairly new and may are having different types of issues since its release. I am available all week for your assistance, no appointment needed.

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DELL STUDIO 1745 POWER BUTTON REPLACEMENT

TODAY IN SHOP I REPLACED A BAD POWER BUTTON FOR DELL STUDIO 1745. BUTTON WAS REALLY LOOSE AND DIDN’T RESPOND AT TIMES. FOR THIS REPAIR WE WOULD NEED TO DISASSEMBLE 90% OF LAPTOP,SO I CREATED A SHORT WRITE UP ON HOW TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION.

WITH ANY REPAIR YOU DO BE SURE TO REMOVE BATTERY FIRST.

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NEXT REMOVE BACK COVER SCREWS FOLLOWED BY SCREWS HOLDING BOTTOM CASING.

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ONCE ALL SCREWS REMOVED, DISCONNECT WIFI SIGNAL WIRED AND UNROUTE THE WIRES.

NOW TURN LAPTOP OVER AND OPEN SCREEN. NEXT YOU WILL REMOVE CASING AROUND KEYBOARD USING A PLASTIC PRY TOOL.

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ONCE REMOVED, UNSCREW KEYBOARD

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NEXT REMOVED DISCONNECT KEYBOARD RIBBON THEN REMOVE KEYBOARD

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NEXT REMOVE 2 SCREWS HOLDING LED PANEL AND CONNECTOR ON MOTHERBOARD

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ONCE COMPLETE UNROUTE WIFI WIRES, DISPLAY WIRE, AND WIRE FOR POWER SWITCH.

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NEXT REMOVE SCREEN ASSEMBLY, AND SET BOTTOM HALF ASIDE.  WITH SCREEN DISPLAY REMOVED IT WILL BE EASY TO WORK WITH.

NEXT REMOVE SCREEN BEZEL AND AND SCREWS HOLDING SCREEN TO BACK COVER.

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WITH SCREEN REMOVED THE POWER BUTTON SHOULD BE EASY TO ACCESS.

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REMOVE ONE SCREW HOLDING BUTTOM IN PLACE AND REMOVE.

REASSEMBLE IN REVERSE ORDER

IF YOUR HAVING ANY ISSUE WITH LAPTOP NOT POWERING ON OR DIFFICULT POWER BUTTON GIVE ME A CALL. I SERVICE ALL TYPES OF DESKTOPS/ LAPTOPS WITH MANY ISSUES. IF YOU NEED HELP GIVE ME A CALL TODAY OR STOP BY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE.

CompGuyUSA

4620 W. Commercial BLVD. #7C

Tamarac, FL., 33319

compguyusa@gmail.com

Contact: (954) 228-7481

 

 

Asus ET2410IUTS Hard Drive Replace

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TODAY IN THE SHOP I SERVICED AN ASUS ET2410 ALL IN ONE DESKTOP NEEDING A HARD DRIVE REPLACEMENT. IF YOUR HAVING ISSUES WITH HARD DRIVE OF ANY KIND GIVE ME A CALL OR STOP BY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE.

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To start off remove power and any other usb / connections. Lay Display face down on flat soft area.

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Next remove small backing cover under display prop.

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Next remove prop by removing 4 screws

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Carefully remove prop from base

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next remove 4 black covers around corners to reveal screws

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Fifth screw is located behind/under label

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with all screws removed pry edges around casing to seperate. (careful not to force pry tool too deep)

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Hard Drive is located in the center, remove connections from drive alone with 4 screws around casing.

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unscrew Hard Drive from casing and install new Hard Drive.

Reassemble in reverse order. Be sure to reinstall an Operating system.

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Laptop RAM Upgrade

If you own an old laptop and want to make it run faster then maybe the easiest way  is upgrading its RAM. Read this post to learn how to make an Laptop RAM Upgrade.

Almost every laptop has a removable cover on its underside. Read your laptop’s manual if you can’t locate it. The memory slots are placed under this cover. Remove it and see if there is an empty slot for the new memory. If you don’t have a free slot available, then you will have to remove one or both  of  the existing modules. Before starting the upgrade see your laptop manual to find out what type of RAM is supported.

The most commonly used types of RAMs are listed below.

SDRAM PC 100/133

pin count – 144                                                                                             operating voltage – 3.3v

SDRAM PC 100/133 ; pin count - 144 ; operating voltage - 3.3v————————————————————————————————

DDR RAM

pin count – 200                                                                                                 operating voltage – 2.6v

DDR RAM ; pin count - 200 ; operating voltage - 2.6v————————————————————————————————

DDR 2 RAM

pin coumt – 200                                                                                           operating voltage  – 1.8v

DDR 2 RAM ; pin coumt - 200 ; operating voltage  - 1.8v———————————————————————————————–

DDR3 RAM

pin count – 204                                                                                           operating voltage – 1.5v

DDR3 RAM ; pin count - 204 ; operating voltage - 1.5v———————————————————————————————–

The 200-pin SO DIMMs  (DDR and DDR2)  are almost indistinguishable so be careful when you buy such RAMs. The only difference between them is  location of  the notch. If the notch is located further outboard, it indicates the DDR class of memory. When the notch is located nearer the center of the board, it indicates DDR2. These two types of memory are not interchangeable, and the different notch locations prevent incorrect installation.

ARTICLE SOURCE: http://pc-level.com/2009/02/laptop-ram-upgrade/

IF YOUR LOOKING TO UPGRADE RAM ON YOUR LAPTOP GIVE ME A CALL. I SERVICE ALL TYPES OF LAPTOPS AND DESKTOP COMPUTERS. STOP BY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE TODAY

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Acer VA70 Repair

Today in shop I was able to service an ACER VA70 Laptop computer. Laptop was brought to me because the dc jack was pushed back preventing proper charger contact. At first sight there looks to be nothing wrong but when you connect charger you can feel it being too loose. ACER VA70_9I will give you a brief over view of how to disassemble to get to dc jack.

First be sure to remove charger and battery before attempting to open any laptop.

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Once all screws removed flip laptop over and carefully open Laptop to access keyboard. Be careful because the palm rest is in 2 parts.  The lower part lifts up and is connected with a small ribbon. ACER VA70_6Once removed there is one screw holding keyboard in place. Remove screw then keyboard can be removed. ACER VA70_4

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ACER VA70_1In this case the bottom casing was damaged preventing dc jack to stay in place, so bottom casing needed to be replaced. Of course there is more to disassemble to get to the board, but i would recommend bringing your device in to be looked at by a tech to prevent motherboard damage.

Give me a call today for your free in store estimate.

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