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- Ben Shull

Very knowledgeable and friendly

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the “motherboard wall” that tells you how much this guys love their job. Went in with a few questions, came out with exactly what I needed at a good price. Prices and inventory are decent. Awesome customer service.

Very Helpful

VERY helpful! They were more than willing to talk to me about my computer issues and try to problem solve without immediately charging me by the hour like other places. Great experience. If you like “mom and pop” small business models this is the place to go. They have the knowledge and skills of a big business with the personality and helpfulness of a small business. I highly recommend!

Adjusting Windows Power Settings

We are going to show you how to get the most power out of your windows 7 desktop or laptop. This will also help to prevent any possibility of letting the system sleep or hibernate preventing future windows trouble.

You must be logged into the computer on an administrator account.

Step 1:

“Right Click” your desktop in a blank area. A submenu will open.

Adjusting Windows Power Settings

Step 2:

Select “Personalize”. A new window will open.

Adjusting Windows Power Settings

Step 3:

Select  “Screen Saver”. This will open another window.

Adjusting Windows Power Settings

Step 4:

Click on “Change Power Settings”.

Step 5:

Another window will open, Click the radio button to select “High Performance”.

 

Step 6:

Next click on “Change Plan Settings”.

Step 7:

Yet another window will open. Click on “Change Advanced Power Settings”.

Step 8:

Once the Power Options window is open we can start to change the settings.

Step 9:

Go down to the “Sleep” category, Click on the “+” symbol and open “Sleep After”.

Step 10:

Click on “On battery (Minutes)” and type in the box “never”. Also change the setting to never for “Plugged In” if it is not already.

Step 11:

Click on “Sleep After” to save the setting.

Step 12:

Now change your settings for the category “Hibernate After” to “never”.

Step 13:

Scroll down to the category “Power buttons and lid”, Click on the “+” symbol to expand the “Lid close action” & “Power button action” for each category.

Step 14:

Under “Lid close action”
I.            Click on “On battery” and select “Shut Down”

II.            Click on “Plugged in” and select “Shut Down”

Under “Power button action”

I.            Click on “On battery” and select “Shut Down”

II.            Click on “Plugged in” and select “Shut Down”

Step 15:

Next scroll down to the category “Processor power management”, Click on the “+” symbol to expand the “Minimum processor state” & “Maximum processor state” for each category.

Step 16:

Under “Minimum processor state”

I.            Click on “On battery” and type a minimum of “80”

II.            Click on “Plugged in” and type “100”

Under “Maximum processor state” confirm the settings are both “100%”

If the Maximum is not set to 100% perform the same steps as the Minimum processor state setting them to “100%”

Step 17:

Your almost done! To save the settings click “Apply”.

Step 18:

Then click “OK”.

Step 19:

Close out all the windows we opened by clinking the REDX” in the Top Right Conner of each window bringing you back to your desktop.

With these settings set on your computer this will not allow the system to Sleep or Hibernate. This will prevent corruption or other random problems for windows, potentially costing you Hundreds of dollars in repairs and saving you hours or days of down time without your computer.

How to Boot Your Mac in Safe Mode

Some puzzling Mac ailments, like crashes or hanging screens at startup, can be treated by booting into Safe Mode or resetting your PRAM (parameter random access memory).

PRAM contains Startup Disk settings that may need a zap to fix some booting issues not related to hardware. Start up your computer holding the Command-Option-P-R keys, then keep them held until your computer restarts and you hear two startup chimes (release them when finished). If your computer boots normally, check your settings in System Preferences—many were probably reset.

Safe Mode doesn’t look different from Regular Mode, but it may get your Mac booting again.

Safe Mode makes a great diagnostic tool, and sometimes it gets sick Macs booting by itself. Start up your Mac holding the Shift key and let go when startup kicks in. OS X will run with a minimum of features and extensions to make troubleshooting easier. Safe Mode also performs a directory check of your startup disk, among other diagnostics, which may be enough to put your patient back on its aluminum feet.