Computer Service / Network Integration / Performance Tuning

If You Smoke, So Does Your Computer

Over the course of 2+ decades in computer repair and service, we have seen a lot of things.  Nothing – and I mean NOTHING is as disgusting as having to open up the chassis of a computer used by a heavy smoker.  The photos in this gallery show the massive tar buildup on the components Continue Reading

Don’t Do This to Your Computer – Day 1

I thought it would be fun to resurrect our old “Don’t Do This to Your Computer” series of case history photos.  Over the many years The Computer Wizard was in business in Plano, Texas  (over 16 years) I collected a very interesting assortment of images from mistreated computers.  On our old website I had a Continue Reading

One Half Hour Free Till July 1

From now until the last day of June 2015, receive one half hour consulting or repair time FREE Use this coupon toward: On-site service / repairs Free on-site diagnostic session Shop service / repairs Remote IT service Virus removal Performance tuning Hardware / software upgrades and installation Website maintenance Network design / maintenance / repairs Continue Reading

How Not to Kill Your Computer

A word of warning. When your computer locks up and becomes unresponsive, try EVERYTHING first EXCEPT holding down the power button to force it to shut down. The laptop on the right is a new Toshiba to replace the 3 year old Lenovo where a client did exactly that. The results were a Windows environment Continue Reading

Art for Referrals Program

Take advantage of our Art for Referrals Program How it works: You refer us to your friends For every successful conversion of a referral to a client, you receive a piece of art from our inventory Commercial clients earn you one signed and numbered limited edition framed or stretched print (value up to $400) Residential Continue Reading

It’s Lightning Season Here in North Texas

What does this mean to you? It means you need serious surge protection. More importantly it means to fully protect your valuable electronics, you should disconnect all cables that go to the “outside world”. If you are at your home or office when a major electrical storm is coming, we recommend you unplug all power Continue Reading

iCloud Drive Performance Hit

So far I cannot gather enough information to declare this a wide-spread problem, but in one isolated case I found having iCloud Drive running was causing massive memory and resource usage on a Windows 7 computer. Computer specs: Lenovo G560 Pentium P6100 2.0GHz Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 4 Gigs RAM 4 Gigs Continue Reading

The Latest Nigerian FBI Scam

I was so fascinated by this email I had to share it.  This was snatched up by our mail server SPAM filter and it piqued my interest enough to open it up and read the whole thing (at the server level – not on my computer). These are the kinds of things that can either Continue Reading

Art for Referrals Program

Most people who know me are aware that I am not just a Computer Wizard, but also a Fine Art Photographer. Unfortunately for me – but fortunately for y’all, I have a lot of inventory in a Frisco warehouse. So here’s what we are doing. For every residential client you refer to us that we Continue Reading

CryptoWall 3.0 Information

Recently one of my clients had his computer massively infected.  What seemed to trigger this situation was an automatic upgrade to his AVG Internet Security software.  It seems that during the “upgrade” process, the system was left vulnerable just long enough to hose the system rather badly. After scrubbing it as clean as I could Continue Reading