DVRs You Can Use Without Needing a Cable Subscription

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I’ve stopped paying for cable about 6 months back and I have to say that I’m really happy. I’ve always been one of those people who thought cable was absolutely necessary and always ponied up the $100 or so to have about 300 or so channels. However, over time I realized I only watch a […]

HDG Guide – What to do with an Extra PC?

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I recently came across a great deal on a used PC. Before, I only owned one computer, but because this PC was priced so aggressively and I’ve been wanting to have an extra PC (with Windows 8 approaching), I didn’t pass it up. In today’s post, we will review the top 10 uses for an […]

Troubleshoot a Failed Hard Drive

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If you get a BSOD or other random error with the Windows operating system, it is usually assumed to be because of a virus, malware or other software error. If you’ve gone through all of the proper troubleshooting steps regarding PC viruses and other Windows software, but still are getting an error with the operating […]

Recover Accidentally Deleted Files in Windows

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If you’ve recently deleted a file, image, video or other data from Windows by accident, then it may still be recoverable. Using a top ranked freeware program that is not only effective but simple to use, you may be able to restore any deleted files. The above screenshot notes that I’ve moved a folder that […]

Windows 8 Device Guide

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Windows 8’s touch friendly metro interface is a feature that has been heavily criticized for desktop and traditional PC use and applauded for tablet use. Microsoft is of course a tech leader, so could a simple, futuristic OS like Windows 8 help push PC innovation forward? When you create a hybrid, tablet/desktop OS like Windows […]

HDG Guide to Customizing and Organizing the Windows 8 Start Screen

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I’ve written a lot about Windows 8 and some of it’s advanced features, but I haven’t yet gone through a detailed explanation of the new Start Screen in Windows 8. It’s obviously a very different experience than the traditional Start Menu, but I’ve gotten the hang of it now. In this article, I wanted to […]

7 Ways to Backup a Computer

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Backing up your computer is mainly a safeguard that gives you reassurance that if your computer should fail, whether it be due to a virus, BSOD or even a faulty hard drive, you will still have all of your important files and data. There are quite a few options for backing up a computer. Depending […]

iPod Shuffle Bricked, Not Charging?

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I recently came across an issue with a Apple iPod Shuffle that wouldn’t power on. It was simply operating correctly one day, and the next day, it refused to power on. At first I figured the device was bricked and it was time to be thrown to the garbage. However, a unusual fix got the […]

Fix Base System Device Not Found in Device Manager

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I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 on my PC and downloaded all the drivers from the manufacture’s website and thought everything was good to go. I happened to go into Device Manager and noticed that there was a problem with Base System Device. Actually, there were several Base System Device driver errors, […]

Fix Detected DNS Cache Poisoning Attack Message

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I have ESET Smart Security installed on one of my PCs and I recently got an alert message saying the following: Detected DNS Cache Poisoning Attack is detected by the ESET personal firewall Whoops! That definitely didn’t sound too good. A DNS cache poisoning attack is basically the same thing as DNS spoofing, which basically […]