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troubleshooting

How to troubleshoot your internet connection

You only realize how much you depend on the internet when your internet connection goes down. Usually, the first thing we do is call the ISP to see what’s up, but there are a few things you can do yourself before waiting in a call queue for half an hour. As connected people ourselves, the … Read more

How to fix Windows 10 DPC Watchdog Violation errors

Sounds serious doesn’t it? ‘DPC Watchdog Violation’ sounds like something you would be accused of in court. It’s actually a Windows error telling you there’s a problem with your SSD driver. There are other occasions where a different driver or firmware is at fault but the majority of them we see are for SSDs. This … Read more

How to fix Boot Device Not Found errors in Windows 10

Dave’s Computer Repair Blog – How to fix Boot Device Not Found errors in Windows 10 The Boot Device Not Found error is not something you ever want to see as it means Windows cannot see or access your hard drive. While it may seem serious, it is actually fairly straightforward to troubleshoot in the … Read more

How to fix an unresponsive Windows 10 Taskbar

  The Windows 10 Taskbar is the center of how we work with our computer so today’s computer repair post is all about fixing it when it stops responding. For some reason, the Taskbar can freeze or generally not respond as it should but there are a couple things you can do to fix it. … Read more

How to fix ‘This App Has Been Blocked For Your Protection’ in Windows 10

  If you’re seeing the message ‘This App Has Been Blocked For Your Protection’, it means you are trying to do something Windows doesn’t want you to do. The message is part of SmartScreen, a feature of User Account Control (UAC) within Windows 10. It is an essential protection designed to keep core Windows files … Read more

Five diagnostic tools for home network troubleshooting

Having trouble connecting to the internet? Want to know how to troubleshoot a slow connection? Both today and tomorrow, we are going to outline five home network troubleshooting tools every computer enthusiast should know how to use. They will help you diagnose a network issue quickly and efficiently and get you connected in no time! … Read more

How to fix an ‘Inaccessible Boot Device’ Error

There is nothing worse than rebooting your computer or starting it up and seeing an ‘Inaccessible Boot Device’ error. It’s something most Windows users will have come across at some point or other and sounds serious. Potentially it is, but equally likely is that it’s an easy fix or may need computer repair. When you … Read more