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Knowledgebase – Tips and Tricks

Knowledgebase - Tips and Tricks

While you should never attempt to repair digital media or recover your own files, you can often prevent file damage by taking immediate action after a disaster. This part of our blog contains tips to help you avoid data loss.

Dirty Computer

Five Simple Steps For Cleaning Up Your PC

Cleaning up your PC is one of the easier ways to optimize the performance of a heavily used or older system. Time and use tend to add wear to a system that is sometimes hard to notice. You may even have a dust bunny colony thriving on top of your disk drive. All of these can be cleaned up easily and quickly.

Frozen Hard Drive

Can You Fix a Broke Hard Drive by Freezing It?

All hard drives eventually fail. One of the more popular tricks for treating a damaged hard drive involves putting the disk into a freezer for several hours, then plugging it into a computer and booting it. There are several reasons why data recovery engineers do not freeze hard drives to fix them.

Preventative Maintenance

Five Reasons To Do Preventative Maintenance On Your PC

As time goes by, computer users begin to feel that their PC is slowing down or running less than optimally. The reasons for the diminished performance are varied and are usually specific to a particular machine, yet there are steps that a user can take to lessen the eventual slow down.

Computer hard disk burning

Preventing Hard Drive Overheating Issues

Hard drive overheating issues can cause component failures and data loss, and in order to keep your hard drive running, you need to allow it expel the excess heat that comes from regular electronic and mechanical operation. Following these tips will help you extend your hard drive's operating life and avoid data loss disasters.

Mobile Device

Creating a Backup Strategy for Mobile Devices

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have expanded the way that we use data, but these devices are just as susceptible to failure similar to computer hard disk corruption and other traditional storage media failures. To avoid serious data loss, you should keep a consistent backup strategy for any device that you use to store important information.

Couple In Kitchen Using Laptop with Yellow Oops Road Sign on the Screen.

Common Mistakes That Will Kill Your Laptop

That beverage next to your laptop is more dangerous to your computer than any hacker. Your own hands have more potential to harm your own computer than any outside force. We expect our laptops and computers to be bulletproof, but there is one factor that even the best technology cannot withstand: human error.

Computer Gaming

Five Essential Tweaks For Your Gaming PC

Having the best and newest equipment in your gaming PC is the easiest step to improving the performance of your system when playing the newest system-intensive games. However, many gamers forget that optimizing the operating system and applications that run on the same rig can provide just as much of a performance boost. Here are five quick tweaks to improve your gaming PC's performance.

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