Desktop Computer: $30 plus $2.50 per CD or $5.00 per DVD (this price subject to change depending on how much data needs to be recovered. ** Please note that I cannot recover data from a damaged disk, but typically data from a corrupted operating system is retrievable.
Laptop Computer: Data from a laptop computer can be difficult to recover and must be taken on a case by case basis. Please contact me with your particular situation and I will be able to more accurately quote you a price.
Home Networking Solutions
“Wired” home network: $50 an hour for home installation, 1 hour minimum (typically 1 hour). If I set things up and then return the equipment for installation I charge less; $30 for 1 computer and $10 for each additional computer plus the cost of the router (see the FAQ for suggestions on which type of router I would recommend).
Wireless home network: $50 an hour for home installation, 1 hour minimum (typically 1 hour). I don’t sell wireless routers or cards, but i have suggestions on which types/brands I would recommend in my FAQ.
Home Users: $40 per hour if the computer is brought to me or $50 per hour with a minimum 1 hour charge for onsite service.
Business Rate: $50 per hour with a minimum 1 hour charge for onsite service.
In general all my rates will be much cheaper than Best Buy. Feel free to compare.
Operating System Restore
Upgrade: $65 plus the cost of the operating system (which can be purchased separately). However, I would typically recommend erasing everything and starting over because there are less problems that way.
Restore: $65 as long as you have all the materials, such as CDs, that came with your computer. if not, you will also have to buy the license for the operating system. A Windows XP Home upgrade costs $99.