Posts Tagged ‘PC Crash’

December 20th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Data Recovery

***We provide onsite Computer Repair and Network Support for home and business in VA, MD and DC. Please, call us toll free 877-433-5222 or fill out the Service Request Form to schedule an appointment. We have put a blog below that you may find useful knowledge about computers, services and products.***

Washington DC Data Recovery – Windows Computer Data Recovery, Washington DC

Just this weekend I was working on something for school and I wasn’t paying attention to how often I was saving my work.  Unfortunately at some point I lost power and then my computer crashed.  When I rebooted I realized that I had lost the work that I had done thus far.  Thankfully for me, I have found an incredible software by Piriform called “Recuva“.  “Recuva” is a free software download that will help you recover files that have been deleted from your Windows computer (PC), recycle bin, memory card, and MP3 player.  This is something that can be extremely helpful if you, like I have in the past, deleted an important file by accident or suffered data loss when my computer has crashed.

Some of the features that “Recuva” offers are recovering lost files on your computer, such as photos, documents, music files and even emails.  One thing I love about this is that you can even recover files directly from your iPod’s drive, even if you can access the files directly.  You don’t have to worry about losing the music from your iTunes library or iPod any more.  Another nice feature is that if you have damaged or formatted your hard drive and you forgot to back it up, “Recuva” can help you get those files back.  Where Windows can’t find files on a formatted or damaged drive, “Recuva” can!  They may not all be recoverable but it’s better than nothing.

Where “Recuva” helped me specifically is with it’s ability to restore unsaved Word documents.  This software can rebuild documents from their temporary files and believe me, if you have ever experienced this, it’s worth it!

One thing that you have to think about with the ability to recover data and files is that if you can do it, so can a hacker.  One other feature that “Recuva” offers is the ability to safely and securely delete files that you want to get rid of forever.  The software has the ability to overwrite the portion of the hard drive where the ghost file of the original file exists so that it can never be recovered.

Piriform offers great products and free downloads for cleaning up our computers and for more information or to download their products please visit their website.

Here at Geek ABC we love the Piriform products, especially Ccleaner.  Geek ABC is a locally owned and operated computer and network service and repair company in the local Washington DC Metro Area.  If you have any questions please feel free to visit our website at www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment.  We provide same day, mobile, in-home network support and repair services for residential and business customers. Below is a link to the Recuva software:


Recuva - Image and File Recovery


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September 27th, 2010 by admin | 1 Comment | Filed in Computer Crash Recovery, Computer Repair Service

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Blue Screen of Death or BSoD – What is the Blue Screen of Death?

In simple terms, The Blue Screen of Death is your computers way of telling you that something has gone exceeding wrong and it can be extremely intimidating and is very apparent.  The technical terms the BSOD is a “stop error message” and this is because the error that has occurred is so significant enough that every process on your computer has to come to a stop.  Basically, when applications within your OS aren’t behaving correctly the BSoD occurs.  Most often the BSoD can be resolved by simply rebooting your computer (PC) system, but if that doesn’t work you should look for expert advice.

Most often the Blue Screen occurs with software issues such as a corrupt operating system.  In other cases it’s caused by memory issues or incompatible hardware and software.

Geek ABC offers on site computer repair service for Home and Business computer customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. We serve customers and clients in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC in areas such as Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, McLean, Great Falls, Oakton, Springfield, Vienna, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Germantown, Rockville, Olney, Potomac, Chevy Chase and Washington DC. We also provide free over-the-phone support for residential customers.


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September 8th, 2010 by admin | 1 Comment | Filed in Computer Crash Recovery

***We provide onsite Computer Repair and Network Support for home and business in VA, MD and DC. Please, call us toll free 877-433-5222 or fill out the Service Request Form to schedule an appointment. We have put a blog below that you may find useful knowledge about computers, services and products.***

Computer Crash Recovery – A computer crash is something we all fear these days but it also seems to be something that is inevitable, random and can be quite frustrating. Computers seem to be extremely volatile these days and even still we tend to trust them with some of our most precious information.

The Top Four reasons for a computer crash are “Bad Drivers”, “Bad Power Supply”, “Corrupt Files” and “Overheating”. Other things that can cause a crash or a freeze can be the installation or update of new software, hardware or a game.

A crash can range from something as small as an application quitting on its own to the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).  The BSOD isn’t so simple to figure out and most often there’s no way to resolve it without technicians who have the right tools to diagnose the exact nature of the issue, and that’s what we here at Geek ABC are here to do. The Geek ABC onsite computer repair techs are experienced computer professionals who will come to you and work around your schedule to help meet your individual needs.

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