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Dear Visitors,

My name is Ivan Totchev and over the years I've learned plenty of things about computers, from formatting a hard drive to re-installing Windows, Linux, and Mac to removing and preventing viruses, to building, repairing,diagnosing computers all the way to recovering lost and formatted data!

I've unintentionally learned to be Very Passionate about Computers, since I've dealt with too many computer problems of my own, by paying others too much money to fix it for me way too many times, only to find it without improvements to prevent future problems, and in matter of months go back and pay again for a new repair!

I one day decided to get even and see what the big deal is about computers! I've learned so much that some people call me an expert even though there so many computer related tasks that are not as hard as you might think!

When I learn something new about Computers under various categories of use, I tend to share it online. Its why I decided to write this website!

You have to remember that this website is simply loaded with dozens of Computer Tips under various categories of use based on my personal opinion from all the various things that I've experienced and learned about computers!

I always really appreciate learning something new from my commenters on my website and YouTube videos!

So enjoy it freely and share a computer knowledge or opinion of yours if you have one!

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Allocation Unit Size is Important

Allocation Unit Sizeshould be taken very seriously in order to Prevent Computer Problems of all sorts, such as Speed Performance, Hard Disk Damage, Loss of files and etc... You see when you format a partition it normally formats it with a default allocation unit size that can be a good thing but it can also be a bad thing.

It's a good thing because when you format the drive with the NTFS files system the default allocation unit size is 4096 bytes which is equal to 4 kilobytes. That very simply means that when you install programs or download any type of data to the computer, the hard disk of the computer will not be very full very quickly.

But unfortunately its a bad thing as well because the files are so physically small since they are running on a Small Allocation Unit Size Partition that the drive will physically be getting fragmented allot more quickly and frequently. The computer will begin to run allot slower all the time.

Now if you format a partition with a Higher Allocati…

exFAT for Windows XP

I respect the exFAT file system so much that I personnaly nicknamed it "DA Extremely Fast File System"

In the Honorable, Long Lasting and Reliable Windows XP, exFAT is available for update download and instalation!

I have formatted all of my USB Flash cards into the exFAT file system cause I know that all the operating systems from XP and above will understand it!

One of my friends has XP and when I plugged in my USB (exFAT formatted) it poped up and it said that I should format my USB! In order to use exFAT for Windows XP all I had to do was download an exFAT update(KB955704) from microsoft!

Although exFAT is designed for USB(removable disks), I risk using it on my second internal Hard Disk for all my web browsing(Temporary Internet Files) and downloads!

Install the following update in order to add support for the exFAT file system format on your computer using Windows XP!

If you are using Microsoft Windows XP Home, Proffesional and/or Media Center and if you l…

Boot Repair is Critical to have for Emergency

Boot Repair is a critical tool to have for emergency if you cant happen to boot your computer properly!

It is so helpful that even if you don't have Linux but just Windows and it doesn't boot for some reason it could still help you fix your boot problems!

This boot repair tool can be obtained in more ways then one!

The First option is to Download it, Burn it to a Disk and store it in a safe location in case of emergency to troubleshoot your computer!

The second option if you happen to have Linux Installed is to to install this utility to the Linux Operating System using the following commands in the Linux Terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair