Disk usage at 100%, the annoying Windows 10 issue.

There are many known and documented cases of disk usage at 100% on Windows 10 systems. A search online will likely render many forum posts of users asking how to fix this. Here are some of the common fixes recommended that yielded results.

Lets start with the easier of the possible solutions and build our way up.

Temporarily disable your antivirus

Disable your antivirus and firewall software temporarily to see if it may be the culprit of your problem. We’ve seen this problem happen when using certain antivirus software. If you’re still experiencing disk usage at 100% jump to the next solution.

If the problem is fixed, try updating your antivirus first. Assuming that doesn’t work re-install the antivirus software, and finally consider replacing it if the issue persists. Read More →

Is Your Business Prepared For an IT Disaster?

IT disaster recover planOver the years you’ve likely heard about the big companies which have infamously been hacked and breached. The attackers obtaining sensitive personal information and business information from those breaches. You likely haven’t heard much news about small businesses suffering from these types of attacks however. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen to small businesses, simply that those attacks don’t get picked up and spread by large news outlets. Is your business prepared for an IT disaster? Many small business owners don’t understand how significant a cyber attack can affect their business until it happens. If an unexpected unfortunate event does occur, you need to have a disaster recovery plan. Here are steps to start and implement your IT disaster recovery plan.

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How To Identify The Type Of RAM on your PC

 

RAM Type
If your computer is running slow one of the easiest and most common upgrades you’ll hear of is updating your RAM. Here’s how to identify the type of RAM on your PC or Mac. This guide has information for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac

How To Identify The Type Of RAM in Windows 7 and Windows 8-

1. Press ‘Windows-W’ to open the Settings page of the Search charm.

2. Type Task Manager into the search box and select the ‘View System Resource Usage in Task Manager’ search result. The Task Manager opens.

3. Click the ‘Performance’ tab, and then select the ‘Memory’ side tab.

4. Check the upper-right side of the Task Manager window to see the type of RAM installed on your computer. Different types of RAM include DDR SDRAM, DDR2 SDRAM and DDR3 SDRAM. However, the Windows 8 Task Manager omits the “SDRAM” part, and simply displays RAM type as “DDR,” “DDR2” or “DDR3.”

How To Identify The Type Of RAM in Windows 10-

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My Computer is Running Slow, What Can I do?

My computer is running slow

If your computer is running slow it may be time for a little cleanup to help improve your computers performance.  Below are some common reasons your computer is running slow and measures you can take to improve it’s speed.

  1. Your Hard drive is 95% Full – When your hard drive gets to 95 percent, computers can slow down, a lot! Programs, updates, downloads, and temporary files are some of the many things that take space on your drive. Sometimes emptying your recycle bin may be the fastest and easiest solution to recover space. Deep clean your computer of unnecessary files and programs and consider moving files to a cloud storage service. Read More →