If you are a techie, you probably get cornered for some computer help by your friends and relatives. Especially when you are making the rounds during this holiday season.
A relative nicely shows this nice blue screen of death in his/her latop and asks if you can quickly take a look at it.
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So instead of trying to avoid the situation and then end up doing it anyways, how about getting a little bit prepared?
What if you had a tool kit under your belt that you can whip out and just get to work right away?
Lifehacker has put together an excellent post on how to go about fixing a computer
- When a computer won’t boot and needs re-install
- When a computer is clogged with adware, spamware, malware & crapware
The article has excellent to-do list and links to useful tools and articles to help you troubleshoot any kind of computer problem. With a couple of CDs/DVDs & USB drive, you will be able to get started really quick and get the whole thing done before the dinner is ready.