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Jun 23, 2011
Valerie Hayworth

Our tips on a slow PC

Here are our tips regarding the causes for a slow PC – we can give you this data based on our unique Reimage technology that has repaired more than 100,000 PCs to date. Hope it helps.

Jan 31, 2011
Valerie Hayworth

10 Simple Tips For Fixing DLL Errors

Knowing exactly what caused your DLL file to go missing or to become corrupted makes the process of fixing the problem that much easier. Generally, there are several ways you can repair a DLL error. Keep reading to learn how you can troubleshoot DLL errors yourself!

1) Reboot Your PC Properly

Believe it or not, this actually works in most cases, because it gives your system the opportunity to reopen necessary files, including the DLLs required by your system and the software you are running on it. Always restart your computer properly, whenever possible.

Jan 31, 2011

5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Downloading DLL Files from Web Sites

Websites that allow easy downloads of single DLL files seem like the answer you’ve been looking for when you get one of those annoying “DLL not found” or “DLL is missing” errors.

Consider this your fair warning – DLL download sites should always be avoided, even though they sometimes provide a quick fix. There are perfectly safe and acceptable ways of fixing DLL problems without resorting to downloading individual DLL files from these sites.

There are a number of reasons that you may end up paying more for your easy solution than you might have thought so check out these very important reasons to avoid downloading dll files.

Jan 31, 2011

Reimage User Statistics: Average number of DLL files replaced during repair

This month, since we’re looking into DLL errors – we’ve compiled some statistics on the average number of DLL files that Reimage replaced (per operating system, in the last 6 months) and compared it to the number of system DLL files present on each operating system. This bar graph also shows you the percentage of system DLL files Reimage replaced, out of the whole.

Jan 31, 2011
Valerie Hayworth

Are You Causing Your PC’s DLL Errors?

Your Guide to DLL’s & DLL Errors

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A Windows XP DLL Error Message

What is a DLL Error?

A DLL error is the most common Windows error. You’ve likely had a message pop up, at least once or twice, informing you that a DLL error has occurred. If you’re like a lot of people, you probably shut your computer down and rebooted, hoping the problem had gone away. But, what exactly is a DLL error, and how does it affect your computer?

Jan 31, 2011

Reimage Boot CD Update

We recently had a question posted on this blog inquiring on what became of the Reimage boot CD. We did used to have a Reimage boot CD, quite  a while ago. But, since it was not a Reimage certified product, there were reliability and compatibility problems with Windows 7. So we decided to discontinue it.

We will start developing our in-house tool soon and make it available once again.

Stay tuned!

Jan 26, 2011

What to Do When Your PC Won’t Boot into Windows

The Basic Guide to Troubleshooting Common Windows PC Problems

1) Try Safe Mode First

When your PC just won’t boot into Windows at all, you’ll probably want to start off with Safe Mode—use the F8 key right when the system starts up to access the menu and see if Windows will boot into Safe Mode. If you’re able to get into Windows, the problem is likely something that would load only when you boot normally—graphics card drivers, junk applications, or perhaps some spy ware applications.

If Safe Mode Doesn’t Work

Jan 26, 2011
Valerie Hayworth

Why You Don’t Need to Regularly Reinstall Windows

One of the most persistent myths about Windows is that you need to reinstall the operating system regularly to keep it running at top performance. Let’s take a look at the real problem and how to fix it.

Let’s talk a little bit about “Windows rot” and how to solve the problem. Windows doesn’t slow down or “rot” if you were to just take care of your PC a little more. Follow these tips, and you won’t have to waste your precious time spend hours backing up data, installing from disc, and re-installing your essential applications.

Jan 20, 2011

How to Easily Remove Spyware & Adware in 4 Steps

Spyware and adware are notoriously stubborn to get rid of. It can be frustrating doing it yourself. However, I’ve found a few basic steps you can take to make the process easier. If your system is heavily infested with spyware and/or adware, you’ll need to have access to a clean computer to download a couple of necessary spyware removal tools. Go to the public library and use their computer, or ask a friend to download the tools for you and burn them to a CD. If you’re going to use a USB drive to transfer downloaded files, make sure both computers have autorun disabled.

Jan 16, 2011
Valerie Hayworth

3 Hair-Raising Facts About Your PC

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These are 3 things about your PC that will raise your hair on end:

  1. Your computer’s operating system begins to “rot” the minute you start working on it
  2. Viruses leave damage on your operating system, even after they are deleted
  3. Moving files and folders rearranges the “logic” of your computer, resulting in instability and crashes

    However, the good news is Reimage’s online PC repair program deals directly with all 3 problems!

    What does it diagnose?

    • Performance & stability problems
    • Security issues
    • Windows “rot”

    How does it work?

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