Category Archives: Computer Fixin’

Extend Toner Life on Your Brother HL-2270DW By Enabling Toner Continue Mode

I’ve got a number of Brother HL-2270DW laser printers around the office, and they’re wonderful. I even have one at home. Wireless-capable with built in duplexing, and on sale the unit is under $100. What’s not to like? Toner is fairly inexpensive too, but I like to squeeze as much of the life out of […]

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0x0000007B Stop Error Installing Windows XP? Try Replacing Your CD-ROM Drive

Are you getting the dreaded Blue Screen of Death when you try to install Windows XP? Have you already tried using a slipstreamed SP3 disk? Does that error say something like: STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000) Blah blah blah blah fail blah blah CHKDSK /F blah blah Have you already tried all the different modes of […]

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Take that, Toshiba!

Short Answer: To reset a BIOS on a Toshiba Satellite A215-S5825 that’s decided develop a password take off the RAM cover take out the RAM peel off the black sticker covering the motherboard find the solder pads labeled XXX re-install one stick of RAM in the upper slot short the solder pads using a small […]

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Windows Update Stalling/Stuck/Hang at “Searching for Updates”

No time for introductions. I spent way too much time today trying for get Windows Update to work on a laptop.  When the “Searching for updates” screen would come on, sometimes the progress bar would be empty, other times it would run and run until it failed. I tried CCleaner and reinstalled the Windows Update […]

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