Lafayette Peach Festival 2017

Come out and see us at the Lafayette Peach Festival. Register to Win a Free iPhone screen replacement and best of all 4 Pairs of Solar Eclipse glasses!!!!

Grab a free bottle of water and chat up our Geeks. This month we are offering a free back to school check up on your computers. See our website for details.

Our tent is right in front of Confluence SBC on Public Rd and E.Cleveland st.

 

 

The Backup, Wipe and Reinstall..Oh My

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The BWR..

Every week we perform this service for our customers. It's important to understand what the service actually means. To preserve your personal data it's important to save or copy your USER data located under the USER folder. There can many of these USER accounts depending on who uses the computer. We collect or copy out all that data and will reinstall it back to your hard drive when the wipe is complete and the OS is reinstalled. What we call a wipe is a format of the drive whether it's a HDD or SSD. On some occasions it may be necessary to securely wipe the drive because of a serious virus you have on your drive. Formatting wipes the slate so to speak, and gives your a clean palate and allows the reinstall of the OS or operating system. For more information on formatting a hard drive, try googling "format a hard drive" for a more technical explanation. The reinstall consist of installing the OS of whatever operating system you need, whether that is Windows, Linux, etc. In addition to the OS, many operating systems will require many updates downloaded and installed to bring the computer to a current and usable status for you to use it. There can be many reasons why a BWR is needed, but it's a great way to start fresh and begin again when you need to. 

Slow Computers

 Photo by jhphotos/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by jhphotos/iStock / Getty Images

Every week we see slow computers and most times it's not the computer or hardware that is the problem. Most times it's the software or the corruption of the software by malware or virus that is slowing it down. It can be very frustrating trying to use a computer in this condition, but it's not really the computer's fault and most people don't realize that. The solution is to reinstall the OS or operating system and begin fresh. 

Hacking

Just a reminder that if a message pops up on your screen and it says you have a virus and to call the phone number listed, DO NOT CALL. This is a known scam. Microsoft or the FBI will not call you. Don't be the victim of this scam.  Google the number that just called you, chances are you will quickly discover it's not Microsoft calling and that it's a scam.