Computer Physicians, LLC will be accepting safe, mask and glove wearing no-contact drop-off/pick-up, and on-site and remote services during the corona virus pandemic. We prefer if you drop off the computer to our workshop in Longmont (if possible) for computer repair, troubleshooting, sales help.
We are glad to be your full time Computer company in Erie, CO Colorado. We have been in Erie, Colorado from 2003 to 2015. We are now close by in Longmont, CO still servicing Erie CO regularly. Call us for a appointment in Erie Colorado. Providing Computer Repair, upgrades, sales, installations, troubleshooting, networking, internet help, Virus removal, and training.
Networking is one of the jobs that Longmont Computer Physicians, LLC does to help it’s clients. Sometimes it is wireless networks, other times the client wants a wired computer network.
I needed to hard wire an entire house with CAT5e cabling for a client a few months ago for internet and file sharing access. It was a great success! 8 rooms in the house had access to a network cable for computers.
Here are some pictures of the job of the patch cables and routers running into the house and through the walls.
PC Computer Networking in Longmont, Boulder, Denver, Erie Colorado
Our Longmont Computer Physicians, LLC office computer had an interesting issue recently I thought I would share:
After an automatic installing of windows 10 update for Valentine’s Day Feb 14, 2018 (KB4074588) my USB keyboard on my desktop computer would no longer work. I tried 3 different USB keyboards – none worked. So I went into device manager to uninstall, reinstall, and update the keyboard drivers. That did not work. So then I uninstalled the windows update. This fixed the problem, but the update would try to install again the next time I reboot. So I set the windows update to never install hardware drivers during the update in (system properties) I would need to choose what driver update I want manually from now on.
Computer Physicians provides PC computer networking, repair, Data Recovery, training and virus removal in Longmont, Boulder, Denver, Erie Colorado and the Colorado Front Range
NameBase is a program that keeps track of names, addresses, phone numbers, dates, notes, reminders, and other miscellaneous data about persons and organizations. A unique feature allows you to organize entries into any category you wish, then view these categories separately or combined.
NameBase will automatically remind you of birth dates, anniversaries or any other dates, even if they are not associated with a specific individual in the database.
Find any person in the database by simply typing the first few characters of their name. As you type, NameBase immediately zeroes in on the record you want.
NameBase includes a feature that lets you specify any criteria to further limit the records displayed or printed. You can then view, edit, or print just the records you selected. You can search for any string of characters in all records.
You can easily select one or any number of records for printing, with one click of the mouse. You only have to deal with the records you want, not the entire database.
NameBase lets you sort on any field, and print reports in any order. You can edit a record in a spreadsheet-like grid or on a separate edit screen. Many fields have user-customizable screen labels.
Various printed reports are included. There are address books in different sizes, from full-size to pocket-size. You can specify the font, font size, and starting position for mailing labels and envelopes.
NameBase uses a Microsoft Access database, so it’s easy to access your data using many other products such as Word, Excel, and Access. You can even write your own reports using these products. Mail merge is a snap using most any word processor.
Why You’ll Love NameBase
Why you’ll love NameBase – by a highly enthusiastic user
Simply put, everyone in the modern world has a crying out need for NameBase. It provides the simple and perfect way to organize all your phone numbers, addresses and personal notes into a form you can access in a split second.
If you use a computer and make telephone calls on a regular basis you’re sorely in need of NameBase. And every passing day increases your need for this simple, yet incredibly powerful NameBase system. Here’s why….
Most people don’t yet carry a computer with them wherever they go. That’s why NameBase allows you to print the neatest and most comprehensive personal phone books you’ve ever used. Now you can enter your data once and print identical personal phone books for your home, workplace, car, briefcase, vacation home or whatever. Say “good-bye” to having three or more different phone books each containing some revisions which did not get transferred into the other phone books. What a pain! Now you can update NameBase once and know that this suffices for all copies of every phone book you’ll produce in future. Also say “au revoir” to trying to cram someone’s new cellular phone number into a tiny space in your phone book; a space really only big enough to hold four characters!
Of course there are other phone and address packages on the market. I downloaded or purchased at least 15 others before I hit on NameBase. You can do the same if you like, but if you want a tip, save yourself the time and trouble.
NameBase is going to save you much time, hassle, and frustration. At the same time you’ll find your efficiency level has taken a quantum leap. You’ll wonder how you ever got along without NameBase. Right now you simply don’t know what you’re missing. But you’re about to find out.
Nowadays, like it or not, phones, faxes, cellular phones, e-mail and the Internet play an increasingly dominant role in everyone’s lives. This trend is rapidly increasing. Even the most technology resistant person now sees the writing on the wall. You either embrace some or all of the modern communications advances or become a “have not” in more ways than one; someone who has to settle for second best when it comes to vocations, social acceptance and many other aspects of life. We don’t have to like it but we all need to face it. Luckily, the more we get into it the more interesting, helpful and enjoyable it all becomes.
The great thing about NameBase is that no matter what your current level of computer literacy, NameBase adapts itself to your level of expertise. That’s a pretty flamboyant statement, yet it’s completely true. Just install this free sample of NameBase and test drive it for yourself.
Provided you’re in one of the following categories, you’re bound to love NameBase as much as I do.
GROUP 1. (Light & Easy Users)
You just want a good, easy, name/address and phone book. You want enough room to store numbers for home and work phones, faxes, cellular phones, toll-free numbers, e-mail addresses and the like. Perhaps you also want to give each number a meaningful descriptive label? No problem; it’s easy to do.
You’d prefer to maintain a single phone book which covers the entire family. You want to print a number of updated phone books whenever you have the need.
You’d like the option of assigning contacts to your own specified categories, for example, Office, Church, Customer, Relative, Sports Group, Lions Club, Christmas Card Recipient or whatever. You may want to print mailing labels or a list of any such category. You’d like to store your bank account or credit card numbers with your other bank details, your Frequent Flyer Number with the airline’s details or your account number with the power company’s details and so on.
You’d like to find that really reliable plumber whose name you’ve now forgotten. Then there’s that nice couple you met on your 1996 vacation. They lived in Chattanooga (love the sound of that town) but what the heck were their names and phone number?
On the other hand, perhaps you’re a corporate user who simply wants an easy way to create and maintain an in-house phone book for all persons in all branches of the company. You want something which can be easily distributed to needy colleagues throughout the organization as circumstances require. You’re driven to distraction as a result of people switching desks, offices, cars and hand-held cellular phones.
Well for all you folks in Group 1, it seems like NameBase is a natural for you.
GROUP 2 (A Little More Ambitious)
You work with a notebook or desktop computer beside you most of the day and you want the same things as Group 1, plus more. You want to have NameBase running in Windows all the time so you can pop it up in an instant. You want to just type a couple of characters of a person’s name to have everything leap to your screen in an instant.
You want to quickly type a few notes about many of your conversations as you’re talking with individual customers, suppliers, sales prospects, tardy debtors etc. and save them for future reference during your next phone call. You want to find any text anywhere in your database by simply typing that text and pressing a “Find” key. This looks like a job for NameBase!
GROUP 3 (The Power User)
You want all the Group 1 and 2 stuff plus more. In short, you’re a “power user” with no time to spare or simply someone who wants everything!
I suppose you have a modem permanently attached to your computer and just want to click on a phone number and have your modem automatically dial for you. You probably want to be able to specify filters and SQL to select specific records or print a report. Maybe you’d find it useful if NameBase was based upon the Microsoft Access database engine (it is), so you can write your own reports using that program. These and loads of other powerful features are available in NameBase.
NameBase and Song Director was developed by Computer Physicians, LLC – A Computer Repair company based in Longmont, Colorado, USA.
NameBase is available for FREE download.
Computer Physicians, LLC just worked on a unusual situation on a Zotac mini PC computer in Longmont, CO that had a boot windows drive that was filled up. I thought this would be good to share with my readers:
This very small Zotac mini PC computer running Windows 10 home with 4GB of RAM was booting to a 64GB memory chip located on the motherboard and was not using the 300GB internal SATA hard drive. As a result since the Windows OS was on a small 64GB memory chip it quickly got filled to capacity. I backed up the customer’s data to an external hard drive. The internal hard drive was not being used except for the storing of a few small files. I could not clone the 64GB memory chip but was able to transfer the OS using special disk software. I then needed to go into the BIOS and set the boot drive to the internal drive. The computer is running slower now since it is not using the small 64GB memory chip for windows and the CPU and computer itself is an inexpensive under-powered computer which was designed to run on the 64GB memory chip. The problem with this design is that the 64GB memory chip quickly gets filled to capacity. (Windows 10 uses a lot of hard drive memory most systems have 1000GB or more)
I do not like this design and would not recommend this Zotac computer to a client.
The computer will run faster if the original drive is replaced with a solid state drive and if the OS can be transferred and if more RAM memory is installed.
These are some of the situations that Computer Physicians, LLC runs into.
We provide computer repair and other services onsite at your location for same day service or in our workshop for the lowest cost in the area.
We also provide: Computer training, tutoring, help, upgrades, computer systems, rentals, sales, troubleshooting, performance improvement, cyber security, virus removal, networking, website development and hosting, internet setup, router and switch install and we can use our 1gbps upload and download internet service connection at our office for any fast internet needs you have. We are experts at Data Recovery of lost data and PC system crash recovery. We also develop, program and create Song Director and NameBase database software.
Computer Physicians services the entire Colorado front range. Our main technician and president is CompTia A+, MCP, MTA Microsoft certified professional with many college degrees in computers.
Call us today for any of your computer needs.
Computer Physicians provides data recovery, computer troubleshooting, virus removal, networking and other computer fixes.
Here is a good article about the history of computers by marygrove.edu
History of the Computer
The history of the computer can be divided into six generations each of which was
marked by critical conceptual advances.
The Mechanical Era (1623-1945)
The idea of using machines to solve mathematical problems can be traced at least as
far back as the early 17th century, to mathematicians who designed and implemented
calculators that were capable of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Among the earliest of these was Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), German
philosopher and co-founder (with Newton) of the calculus. Leibniz proposed the idea
that mechanical calculators (as opposed to humans doing arithmetic) would function
fastest and most accurately using a base-two, that is, binary system.
Leibniz actually built a digital calculator and presented it to the scientific authorities
in Paris and London in 1673. His other great contribution to the development of the
modern computer was the insight that any proposition that could be expressed
logically could also be expressed as a calculation, “a general method by which all the
truths of the reason would be reduced to a kind of calculation” (Goldstine 1972).
Inherent in the argument is the principle that binary arithmetic and logic were in some
sense indistinguishable: zeroes and ones could as well be made to represent positive
and negative or true and false. In modern times this would result in the understanding
that computers were at the same time calculators and logic machines.
The first multi-purpose, i.e. programmable, computing device was probably Charles
Babbage’s Difference Engine, which was begun in 1823 but never completed. A more
ambitious machine was the Analytical Engine. It was designed in 1842, but
unfortunately it also was only partially completed by Babbage.
That the modern computer was actually capable of doing something other than
numerical calculations is probably to the credit of George Boole (1815-1864), to
whom Babbage, and his successors, were in deep debt. By showing that formal logic
could be reduced to an equation whose results could only be zero or one, he made it
possible for binary calculators to function as logic machines (Goldstine 1972).
First Generation Electronic Computers (1937–1953)
Three machines have been promoted at various times as the first electronic computers.
These machines used electronic switches, in the form of vacuum tubes, instead of
electromechanical relays. Electronic components had one major benefit, however:
they could “open” and “close” about 1,000 times faster than mechanical switches.
A second early electronic machine was Colossus, designed by Alan Turing for the
British military in 1943. This machine played an important role in breaking codes
used by the German army in World War II. Turing’s main contribution to the field of
computer science was the idea of the “Turing machine,” a mathematical formalism,
indebted to George Boole, concerning computable functions.
The machine could be envisioned as a binary calculator with a read/write head
inscribing the equivalent of zeroes and ones on a movable and indefinitely long tape.
The Turing machine held the far-reaching promise that any problem that could be
calculated could be calculated with such an “automaton,” and, picking up from
Leibniz, that any proposition that could be expressed logically could, likewise, be
expressed by such an “automaton.”
The first general purpose programmable electronic computer was the Electronic
Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), built by J. Presper Eckert and John V.
Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania. The machine wasn’t completed until 1945,
but then it was used extensively for calculations during the design of the hydrogen
The successor of the ENIAC, the EDVAC project was significant as an example of
the power of interdisciplinary projects that characterize modern computational science.
By recognizing that functions, in the form of a sequence of instructions for a
computer, can be encoded as numbers, the EDVAC group knew the instructions could
be stored in the computer’s memory along with numerical data (a “von Neumann
The notion of using numbers to represent functions was a key step used by Gödel in
his incompleteness theorem in 1937, work with which von Neumann, as a logician,
was quite familiar. Von Neumann’s own role in the development of the modern digital
computer is profound and complex, having as much to do with brilliant administrative
leadership as with his foundation insight that the instructions for dealing with data,
that is, programming, and the data themselves, were both expressible in binary terms
to the computer, and in that sense indistinguishable one from the other. It is that
insight which laid the basis for the “von Neumann machine,” which remains the
principal architecture for most actual computers manufactured today.
Second Generation Computers (1954–1962)
The second generation saw several important developments at all levels of computer
system design, from the technology used to build the basic circuits to the
programming languages used to write scientific applications.
Memory technology was based on magnetic cores which could be accessed in random
order, as opposed to mercury delay lines, in which data was stored as an acoustic
wave that passed sequentially through the medium and could be accessed only when
the data moved by the I/O interface.
During this second generation many high level programming languages were
introduced, including FORTRAN (1956), ALGOL (1958), and COBOL (1959).
Important commercial machines of this era include the IBM 704 and its successors,
the 709 and 7094. The latter introduced I/O processors for better throughput between
I/O devices and main memory.
Third Generation Computers (1963–1972)
The third generation brought huge gains in computational power. Innovations in this
era include the use of integrated circuits, or ICs (semiconductor devices with several
transistors built into one physical component), semiconductor memories starting to be
used instead of magnetic cores, microprogramming as a technique for efficiently
designing complex processors, the coming of age of pipelining and other forms of
parallel processing, and the introduction of operating systems and time-sharing.
Fourth Generation Computers (1972–1984)
The next generation of computer systems saw the use of large scale integration (LSI —
1000 devices per chip) and very large scale integration (VLSI — 100,000 devices per
chip) in the construction of computing elements. At this scale entire processors will fit
onto a single chip, and for simple systems the entire computer (processor, main
memory, and I/O controllers) can fit on one chip. Gate delays dropped to about 1ns
Two important events marked the early part of the third generation: the development
of the C programming language and the UNIX operating system, both at Bell Labs. In
1972, Dennis Ritchie, seeking to meet the design goals of CPL and generalize
Thompson’s B, developed the C language.
Fifth Generation Computers (1984–1990)
The development of the next generation of computer systems is characterized mainly
by the acceptance of parallel processing. The fifth generation saw the introduction of
machines with hundreds of processors that could all be working on different parts of a
single program. The scale of integration in semiconductors continued at an incredible
pace — by 1990 it was possible to build chips with a million components — and
semiconductor memories became standard on all computers.
Sixth Generation Computers (1990–)
Many of the developments in computer systems since 1990 reflect gradual
improvements over established systems, and thus it is hard to claim they represent a
transition to a new “generation”, but other developments will prove to be significant
One of the most dramatic changes in the sixth generation will be the explosive growth
of wide area networking. Network bandwidth has expanded tremendously in the last
few years and will continue to improve for the next several years.