How to perform a registry swap.

Many problems caused by system file corrupion can be reversed doing what we call a “Registry Swap”. We manually copy a backup of the registry over the current version of the registry to fix various issues relating to a corrupt startup. Here’s how it’s done. Backup the original files… rename c:\windows\system32\config\system — system.bak rename¬† c:\windows\system32\config\software […]

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Bios Codes, Errors, and Beeps on Startup

Annoying isn’t it? You’ve built your computer,¬† switch it on and then nothing happens except a few beeps from the motherboard. Frustration sets in as you try to figure out what could possibly be wrong. Some motherboards display a code on a small display to help zero in on the problem, but most motherboards beep […]

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Voice & Data Wiring Knowledge Document

Diagrams and discussion about commonly encountered items. Let’s start with some of the false but generally used terms. Ninety-nine percent of the people that use them (including us) refer to the 8 pin modular phone/data plug ends as RJ45 plugs. RJ45 is actually a wiring scheme rather than a type of device. Don’t worry about […]

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