Quick Fix Tips & Free Antivirus   

                          Windows Boot  Tips  

  1. Does it power on to windows logo or wont get to windows?
  2. Windows Begins to Load But Stops or Reboots Without an Error?
  3. Powers on to Blue screen - locks up to blue screen?
  4. FIX YOUR WINDOWS 8 and get all you taskbars and old WINDOWS 7 look.

Products Affected

 All Windows Operating Systems, win7, Xp.

Tap F8 every second
as the computer starts
go to Safe mode to load
windows without startup
and gain access to files
press one of del, F2, F10, F12
 keys on start up to enter Bios Screen
enter bios
screen for more
options - 
Check Hardware 


1. Boot Problems

Computer Shows No Sign of Power?

  • Check the power cable is snug in back of computer,
  • check to see or listen for fans running.

  • if nothing happens at all when power button is pressed, 

  • the power supply needs to be tested for hardware failure


Computer Powers On... and Then Off

  • You'll probably hear the fans inside your computer turn on, see the lights on the front of your computer turn on or flash, and then it will all stop. You won't see anything on the monitor and you may or may not hear beeps coming from the computer before it shuts off by itself.

  • you may be facing anything from an electrical short to a serious hardware issue.

  • If you hear one Beep(tone for mac), hardware check is ok (motherboard,ram,cpu)

  • if you hear more then one something is wrong with one of the three
  • take all  devices off, leave only mouse keyboard

  • no boot still, might need to be cleaned out (dusted) for good solid connection and tested for   

    hardware failure  


Computer Powers On But Nothing Happens, no picture?

  • Test your monitor - first check power and connection cable in the back
  • Try another test with a differnt monitor if  possible
  • at that point you need to test your video card or video source output (means testing the motherboard)

Mac Boot Tips

        Learn about the startup key combinations you can use with Intel-based Macs.

Products Affected

    Mac ProMac miniMacBookMacBook AirMacBook Pro,iMac
               You can use the following startup key combinations with Intel-based Macs. 

Press C during startup Start up from a bootable CD, DVD, 
or USB thumb drive (such as OS X install
Press D during startup Start up in Apple Hardware Test (AHT).
Press Option-Command-P-R until 
you hear startup sound a second time.
Press Option during startup Start up in Startup Manager, where 
you can select an 
OS X volume to start from. Note
Press N to make the the first
 bootable Network volume appear
 as well.
Press Eject, F12, or hold
 the mouse or trackpad button
Ejects any removable media,
 such as an optical disc.
Press N during startup Attempt to start up from a
 compatible network server (NetBoot).
Press T during startup Start up in Target Disk Mode.
Press Shift during startup Start up in Safe Boot mode
 and temporarily disable login items.
Press Command-V during startup Start up in Verbose mode.
Press Command-S during startup Start up in Single-User mode.
Press Option-N during startup Start from a NetBoot server 
using the default boot image.
Press Command-R during startup

Start from Lion Recovery1

2. SET Your Home Page

Set the Homepage for Internet Explorer (IE)

*Select Tools (upper left in your browser)
*Select "Internet Options" from the pull-down menu
*On the page that opens, you'll see an option to Add or Change Home Page (language varies a bit depending on which version of IE you are using). Click on this, and follow the simple steps to re-set your home page.
Set the Home Page for Firefox (Mozilla)

*Select Tools (upper left in your browser)
*Select "Options" from the pull-down menu
*On the page that opens, click "Main". 
*You'll see a Startup option to set your homepage. Click on this, and follow the simple steps to re-set your home page.

Set Homepage for Safari (Apple/Mac or Windows)

*Select Edit (upper left in your browser)
*Select "Preferences" from the pull-down menu
*On the page that opens, click "General". 
*You'll see a "Home Page" text box...just enter the page you want to use.

3. Free AntiVirus From AVG

  1. Go To http://free.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download 
  2. download either basic protection or full trial for 30 days
  3. AVG is a proven antivirus company


4. Free AntiVirus From Avast

  1. Open registration form for avast 5 at http://www.avast.com/registration-free-antivirus.php
  2. Completed the registration form then click “Register for free license” button. (You must enter valid email on registration form).
  3. Your free license key is sent within 24 hours by e-mail after registration. If the license does not come in 24 hours please check your junk or SPAM folder
  4. To enter the license key, right click mouse at avast icon on windows taskbar then click “registration information”. Click “Insert the license key” button and enter your license key.

If you have license key for Avast! 4.8, you can use the license key for Avast! 5, it work on Avast! 5.

  • avast! Free Antivirus works for 30 days after installation in trial mode (or 60 days for avast Home 4.8)
  • After this period you need to register to get your free license key and stay protected
  • Your free license key is sent by email within 24 hours after registration
  • If you do not receive your license within 24 hours, please check your junk or SPAM folder
  • You need to enter the license key in the program to continue to use it after the trial period

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