MT. Tom Holyoke, MA is now a state reservation antenna farm that used to be a sky resort and popular amusement park, it closed in 1998.
The number of antennas that have gone up since closing has been enormous. The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke, MA uses some antennas for communications.
I was on top of the mountain a few months ago and it is being kept extremely secure. The reason environmentalists wanted to increase the endangered rattlesnake population in 2017 was to keep the public away. There is a colony of timber rattlesnakes living on MT. Tom as of 2021.mtara.org
Throughout this website will be easy to understand, layman term instructions on how to repair your own computer. Choose a category from the navigation bar above to get detailed information for the area you may need help with. I do not enjoy charging people $50 to repair problems that are meant to be resolved by the computer owner. Most computer manufactures and software companies make it easy for the computer owner to restore their computer back to its original factory state. The most important thing to do before repairing a computer is backing up all the information on the hard drive, then verify the data is not encrypted or corrupted and comb it for viruses or malware. Do not rely on the system recovery software to do this, if a computer is not working right, chances are the recovery system software will also not work right. Always manually back up data by simply dragging and dropping it over to a secondary drive. A networking cable can also be used to transfer the data from one computer to another computer, always double check your work, make sure your data is accessible using another computer.
The next thing is to inspect the ventilation fans for dirt and dust, one of the biggest things people and pc technicians overlook is this problem. Overheating is a likely cause of a slow or crashing computer. The number one cause of a slow or crashing computer is viruses and malware, quite often people will have clogged ventilation fans along with a virus. Canned compressed air can be used to clean fans and heat sinks from dust and dirt, be careful not to touch anything with your fingers, static can easily damage computer components.
Usually this is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of viruses and malware. I understand this can not always be done for many different reasons. If you own the computer and it is running Windows XP or higher you should be able to do this on your own. Keep in mind if you use the system recovery software to back up your data you maybe backing up the viruses and reinfecting the computer when importing the data. Do a destructive recovery, this method will destroy all your old data including viruses and automatically restore the original factory software, which is usually hidden on a separate partition on the hard drive. Once again remember to manually back up your data to an external drive and then we will manually comb (inspect) it for viruses before importing it back to the cleanly reformatted computer.
A computer will sometimes act like it has a virus when there is a problem with the system files that make up Windows operating system or there is a system registry error. There are some really good free software programs you can download off the internet that will fix a lot of these problems very easily. Most of the free software and paid software will only make things worse, however, there are some good free software programs that will fix system errors and I talk about them in the tune up page. The only good software is free software, I do not know why this is?
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Accessing the system recovery partition
By accessing this hidden part of the hard drive will give you the ability to reinstall the computers operating system. This will put a clean factory back up version of the Windows XP, 7, 8 or 10 operating system back onto the hard drive. Doing a destructive recovery will usually get ride of viruses and anything else causing problems I recommended doing this as long as your personal data is backed up. A nondestructive recovery is supposed to save your personal data, however many times it does not and this is understandable if their is a big problem with the computer.
We accesses this recovery partition with keystrokes when we first turn on the computer. With Windows 10 hold down the shit key when turn on the computer if that does not work hold down the shift key well restarting the computer. This will bring you to an easy to follow blue screen witch will let you reinstall Windows 10, usually. Some viruses and malware may interfere with this procedure, a bad hard drive may also cause this procedure not to work. Windows XP and 7 likes to use the F8 key at start up to access this recovery system, hold down the F8 key well restarting the computer and this should bring you to a recovery environment. Sometime the F12, F11 or F10 keys have to be used depending on witch model computer you have. The system settings will also bring you to a recovery environment in Windows 7, 8 and 10.
The bios settings are known to have to be accessed in some computer models to get to a recovery system. Googleing the make and model number of your computer along with the words recovery system will give you more detailed information on this, I can not cover every single make and model of computer, maybe someday.
Accessing the system bios
Once again this is done with keystrokes, by pressing the ESC key or F1, F2, F3 and or Delete keys can bring you to the system bios, press these keys at startup. You will find instruction in this environment if this procedure needs to be done, if not there will be no instructions here, usually.
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Inside, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computer Center (MGHPCC) Located 100 Bigelow St, Holyoke, MA 01040 This is the 2012 Construction of the data center. The public is welcome to tour this huge state-of-the-art data center on weekends. People must call in advance, easy to plan and free to visit.