Why does rebooting a computer fix problems?

So this question came from Joey: Why does restarting a computer fix so many problems? If you’ve got a question about anything computer related, ask in the comments! Hello, IT, have you tried turning it off and back on again? – Roy, The IT Crowd When a computer isn’t working right, most people know that … Continue reading "Why does rebooting a computer fix problems?"

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The New Drive on the Interface: Basics Pt. 5

After harping on the importance of a fast main Disk Drive again and again and again, it’s finally time to jump into the specifics of my absolute favorite computer upgrade: the Solid State Drive. Just, maybe, not quite yet.  First, check out this video from the Slow Mo Guys.  They take apart a hard drive … Continue reading "The New Drive on the Interface: Basics Pt. 5"

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More is (Sometimes) Better: Basics Pt. 3

Alright, so about 2 months ago, I talked about what your computer needs to make it work.  Today, I’m going to talk about some of lesser-known fundamentals.  If the last post was Computer Hardware 101, this is probably CH151.  Still a freshman-level class, but a little more advanced.  CH101 is definitely a prerequisite, so if … Continue reading "More is (Sometimes) Better: Basics Pt. 3"

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Software & Sandwiches: Basics Pt. 2

Alright, so we’ve been over the major hardware components that make up a computer and how it stores and executes instructions.  Now, let’s talk about what those instructions are. Let’s go back to what the MS-DOS manual says a computer is: Your computer is made up of many parts called hardware.  Your hardware runs software … Continue reading "Software & Sandwiches: Basics Pt. 2"

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