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The dreaded Blue Screen Error

The dreaded “BSOD or Blue Screen Of Death” – the error message notorious for its confusing, intimidating text against an electric blue background screen. The infamous error with the irritating capability of popping up at the worst time imaginable, exactly when the unsuspecting technology user may have been working on something important or perhaps when he/she had almost reached the victorious next stage in a video game! Sound familiar?

Breathe….In some cases, a blue screen error, also referred to as a STOP error, is not a very severe issue but an annoying one regardless. Insufficient RAM or disk space is one of the simpler reasons as to why your system could be showing a blue screen error. However, all blue screen error messages can ultimately cause problems with the operating system and the hard drive over time. Therefore, EARLY PROBLEM DETECTION IS CRUCIAL. When your system encounters a critical error, your system shuts down (a preventative measure to avoid further damage) and the BSOD error message appears. In some cases the BSOD serves as an indicator of a very serious fundamental issue. Frequent BSOD’s suggest more serious problems and can cause considerable damage to your system. Here is a list of some potential underlying causes of a BSOD:

  • Physical hardware damage such as a faulty power supply or faulty RAM, malfunctioning hardware
  • Temperature: Overheating of computer components
  • Application installations, hardware upgrades, system updates, software errors
  • Registry corruption
  • Malware and computer viruses

The blue screen provides a cryptic breakdown of the existing issue. Our trusted Karls Technology engineers will utilize this message for diagnostic purposes and repair – IDENTIFY the address where the error message occurred, DETERMINE the type of error and most importantly, REPAIR & RESOLVE the issue!

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Are you familiar with frustrating situations as portrayed in the above illustration? Perhaps you sought technological advice and assistance for your personal computer needs or for your small business, but the company you hired did not deliver the desired and promised outcome? Karls Technology is your one stop for all your essential TECHNOLOGICAL needs and demands!

There are countless advantages to having Karls Technology as your on-call computer specialist! We can get you set up with a wired or wireless LAN (Local Area Network) to connect your family’s or your company’s computers in case you desire the ability to share documents, files and printers. If there are issues with an existing network, we will run diagnostics and resolve the technological problems, thereby restoring your system’s productivity and efficiency. The security of your wireless network is a paramount concern, as well. We will take fundamental computer safety measures to thwart and/or remove all invasive spyware & hacker threats and protect your personal, sensitive data. Our system optimization and regular maintenance services will furthermore boost and accelerate your computer’s performance! Data backup, secure data recovery and data migration are the requisite procedures and resources we use to prevent catastrophic data loss and/or to safely recover ‘lost’ data (dependent on the situation). Karls Technology also provides installation, repair & upgrade services for internal or external hardware devices as well as operating system installation including all the vital updates for your desktop or laptop.

Karls Technology sincerely aspires to provide you with the professional and superior Computer Consulting Services you deserve!



Problems with Computer caused by Surfing the Web?

While surfing the Web your computer/smartphone/tablet is constantly downloading files, graphics and sometimes other software, thereby enabling you to use the web to its full capacity. Nevertheless, it is crucial to be aware of both your privacy and your security when browsing the Internet. Each and every digital device that is connected to the Internet can potentially fall victim to intrusive spyware (adware & malware) and phishing. Malicious software can be surreptitiously installed on any computer without the owner’s knowledge. Unfortunately, there are plenty of Spyware traps lurking on the Internet.  Open a seemingly harmless web page, follow a deceptive hyperlink, a pop-up or a clickable graphic and with just one click you may have unknowingly opened the door for spyware-laden websites that threaten to compromise your web safety and privacy. While adware at its worst can slow down and eventually freeze your system due to the clutter it has accumulated on your computer, malware and viruses can lead you down a more dangerous path. They can take control of your device and perform malicious activities on your computer such as changing settings, harvesting personal data, recording keystrokes to seize passwords and other sensitive information, stealing files and spreading the virus to your email contacts in the form of spam.

Your first line of defense:


1)      UPDATE your antivirus software, your web browser and your operating system REGULARLY


3)      Be SUSPICIOUS of emails, instant messages, files, graphics and links from unknown senders, as they could be contaminated with malware. BEWARE, as some websites and pop-ups can infect your system with malicious content, as well.

4)      BACK UP – be sure to back up all the files that are of importance and of personal value to you. Storing copies of all your files will furthermore ensure that your data won’t be lost in case your system crashes.

 Your second line of defense:

Firewalls and Antivirus Software are essential measures any internet user should take as these are powerful tools against invasive spyware – they will attempt to quarantine and delete any questionable content found on your system!

Whether you need diagnostics for your computer, virus removal or just advice on problems with your computer, Karls Technology Computer Repair is here to help!


Computer security issues are a very real threat – Karls Technology to the rescue!

We live in a world constantly in flux, in an era of awe-inspiring technological advancements with new and exciting digital gadgets and apps developed at an exponential rate. Whether it’s the newest mobile phone technology you crave, the lightest, thinnest and fastest laptop/tablet or the most sophisticated and efficient storage component (SSD vs. HHD), the wealth of technological inventions has considerably changed the way we function, connect and communicate in today’s modern society. Gadgets and devices are becoming smaller, thinner and smarter, while its usage and storage capacities are subject to an incessant optimization. However, in this time of astounding technological development and progress, digital thievery and computer hacking, has sadly seen a soaring and widespread growth as well, targeting not only large corporations but also the individual technology user. This demographic is alarming and worrisome, as most of us have sensitive personal, confidential information as well as invaluable private data saved on our technological devices. Furthermore, any technology user’s digital footprint may inextricably link some of this sensitive data to their online presence. In the face of imminent electronic privacy and security issues KARLS TECHNOLOGY is dedicated to keeping our clients’ data protected against malicious scams and computer viruses.

Detecting and removing malware from a compromised system as well as recovering any ‘lost’ or encrypted data are just a few of the quality services Karls Technology Computer Repair has to offer! Call us with any questions or concerns, for superior advice on all things tech as well as for information on business IT consulting!

Let Karls Technology protect you from digital theft!


Smart and Safe Computer Work practices!

Karls Technology encourages you to Work Smart!
– Correct your work posture –> poor posture is at the root of many health issues including back & neck pains as well as chronic tension headaches
– Stretch frequently – Simple but effective stretching exercises for chest and shoulders. They help prevent imminent muscle aches and headaches as well as provide immediate relief for tension in your upper back and neck

Virus Removal – The dangerous ZeroAccess Virus!

There’s been a surge of the ZeroAccess Virus in the past year. This rootkit locks up your computer, takes full control of your system and downloads additional malware on to your compromised computer. Antivirus software will typically not be able to detect and/or remove this Virus.
Give KARLS TECHNOLOGY a call if your computer is locking up or if it is not allowing you to perform functions and tasks.

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Data Recovery

Backing up your data regularly is crucial in preventing catastrophic data loss. Preparation is the best defense… however, hard drive failure will happen sooner or later. What if you have not performed backups of your data and your hard drive crashes?

Computer Issues – Any suspicious activity on your computer?

Are you experiencing any of the following suspicious computer issues?
– Inexplicable changes to your homepage
– Redirection to unwanted and completely different sites than
– Incessant pop-up ads
– Your email address is sending out spam
– Webcam light is turning on by itself; unexpected sounds
played at random
– Appearance of a new browser toolbar; unwanted change of
default search engine
– Unexpected and sudden Start-up of programs; unknown
programs are installed automatically on your system
– Internet connectivity is slower than usual, computer “freezing”
If yes, then your computer may have been hijacked – Your computer may be under someone else’s control! A potential hijacker can monitor your PC, access your keystrokes and install unknown programs which, in turn, hog your system’s resources and slow down your PC!
KARLS TECHNOLOGY engineers Matt and Chris will CLEAN UP your system, keep you PROTECTED and give you crucial SAFE WEB BROWSING ADVICE!