Monthly Archives: January 2011

Assisted with Computer System Merger

A customer has spent some time negotiating to buy out a competing business.  After a successful purchase, BCS were called in to merge the computer systems.  We did an audit, and carried out a thorough process of gaining access the all … Continue reading

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Laptop DVD Writer or CD Rom Not Working

A customers DVD Writer failed, and was unable to read or write to CD or DVD.  BCS quickly visited and diagnosed the issue to be hardware.  It was a SATA DVD Rom drive for a Hewlett Packard laptop. Having sourced … Continue reading

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Screen sideways or upside down Windows 7 or Vista

This is bound to happen, your screen image being 90 Degrees or even upside down?  In Windows 7 and Vista a simple key combination can throw this setting active…here’s how to set it and put all back to normal. The keys, all … Continue reading

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Network Installed

A long term customer of Bristol Computer Support, having moved office,  called us in to investigate some networking issues.  Some PCs were disconnecting, some were slow, and they had run out of ports.  When I looked at the network – the original 24 … Continue reading

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Virgin Modem Cable Relocated

Moved a customer’s coax cable today, from one room to another.  The previous engineer had cabled it through the house, along skirting and a picture rail.  I chopped off the end, back fed the cable and then re-terminated the end … Continue reading

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Another old PC bites the dust

Another old Dell replaced.  7 years old at least, this computer was terribly slow.  USB 1.0, P4, full of old and new software. The new computer has kept XP Pro as the Operating System (Windows in layman’s terms), but is dual … Continue reading

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Girlfriend 5.0

Desperately seeking technical support! I’m currently running the latest version of Girlfriend 5.0 and having some problems. I’ve been running the same version of DrinkingBuddies 1.0 for years as my primary application, and all the Girlfriend releases have always conflicted … Continue reading

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An artist, a lawyer, and a computer scientist…

An artist, a lawyer, and a computer scientist are discussing the merits of a mistress. The artist tells of the passion, the thrill which comes with the risk of being discovered. The lawyer warns of the difficulties. It can lead … Continue reading

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ID ten T error

As we Silver Surfers know, sometimes we have trouble with our computers. I had a problem yesterday, so I called Eric, the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom looks like  Mission  Control and asked him to come over. Eric … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Drive Mapping Issues

Windows 7, either in a workgroup or in a Domain installation seems to forget mapped drive login details.  Programs, like Sage and Quickbooks, rely on mapped drives to work (s: and q:).  You can force the issue by double clicking … Continue reading

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