Computer Tuneup Tutorial Part 2: Desktop Shortcuts

Computer Tuneup Tutorial Part 2: Desktop Shortcuts

Welcome back to the DR Computer Services Video How to Series! This second video demonstrates how to easily regain lost performance by using shortcuts on the desktop instead of actual files or folders. We tend to drop stuff on the desktop because it’s easy; however, each time your computer starts and while it’s running, the […]

Computer Tuneup Tutorial Part 1: Cleanup

Computer Tuneup Tutorial Part 1: Cleanup

Welcome to the DR Computer Services Video How to Series! Our first video set in the series will demonstrate how you can easily maintain your computer in just a few minutes each month. At the end of this set, we will compile all parts together and see about automating them somewhat. Part one focuses on […]

How to: File system maintenance and hard drive error correction

How to: File system maintenance and hard drive error correction

Tick…tick…ping The unmistakable sound of a hard drive failing. What causes it?

Imagine a hard drive platter (like a DVD) spinning between 5,400 – 10,000 RPMs. There is a data read / write arm that hovers 1/20th the height of a human hair above the surface of the platter. If a piece of dust gets in there or the drive is jarred, the read / write arm becomes an eraser, skipping across the platter’s surface taking data with it. When a hard drive fails, recovery can be impossible. So, how to avoid data loss? Read more about How to: File system maintenance and hard drive error correction