Hello, I am MrFixit. Welcome to my website. I have been into computers since the 1980's and started with my first computer called TRS-80 Color Computer 2. They were one of the early computers that were created for the personal computer market. I had learned to write programs in BASIC (Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code). In later years, I moved up to MS-DOS (MicroSoft Disk Operating System). There, I learned how to use DOS and continued to write programs using Quick BASIC. I did not write many programs, just wanted to understand how programs worked. In 1993, I got an IBM PS/2 PC with Microsoft Windows 3.1 and have continued using Windows throughout the years. I have used every Windows version released since 1994.
In case you are wondering, I am a self-taught PC Technician, or Guru. Computers have been a passion for me where others see it as a job. I built my first computer in 2001 and installed the Windows XP operating system. It was to see how difficult it would be to build a PC. Turns out, it is not that difficult once you understand how all the components work together. To this day I am still building PCs for people.
Like many people, my parents are technologically challeged and ask for my help when they start having problems. I realized that most people don't care how the computer works they just want it to work for them. I decided to share my knowlege and help others who are having problems with there PC.
I have created this site to help you with the different components of the computer, better understand the function of each component, understand the terminologies, and know how to upgrade the hardware in your PC. Don't expect to turn your Windows XP computer into a beefed-up super computer, but you can tweak it enough to get the most out of it's design.
The best part about my site is that not only do you learn the information necessary for upgrading and repairing your PC, you can find many of the parts in my online store. You'll find all the necessary Hardware for your upgrade/repair and Cool Software to help keep your PC in check. You'll find hardware like System RAM Memory, Hard Disk Drives, Power Supply Units and more. You'll find useful software like Data Recovery, DVD Rippers, Video Converters, and more.
As Windows XP retired in 2014, Vista is retiring, in April 2017. Many people will be looking for a new PC but not sure which one to buy. My PC Buying Guide will help find the perfect PC for the holidays
I have been working on videos to give the average person the ability to upgrade or build their own computer. You can now see the videos on YouTube. I am still making changes to the site when I can. There are no fancy gadgets, special effects, etc. I intend to make this site easy to navigate. As videos come available, I will post their links on this site so you can see how to perform a task to save yourself money. Feel free to contact me with questions, suggestions, or comments. Enjoy the site.