Take the stress away from your computer.
TechAlta first started their business offering home computer repairs and service.
Getting started with us is easy
Curious as to how we fixed your computer and networking issues? Feel free to ask, and we will explain it in a non-technical language that everyone can understand.
Common Residential Services We Provide
Our primary specialty is the ability to provide on-site support without the cost of a full time in-house tech.
Diagnosing an issue is always easiest when physically being at the system or equipment.
This service is offered to home users and small to medium businesses.
On-site calls are promptly driven to the location.
Secure, Simple, Fast
Getting a technician on site may not always be the best solution for time critical problems. Resolve issues fast, save time and money.
Remote support can be setup on a per call basis, or reoccurring mode for even faster response time.
TechAlta is a reseller of ESET security products. Their most common products are, ESET NOD32 Internet Security for home users, and ESET Endpoint Security for businesses.
With years of experience with their products, we continue to recommend ESET for their high level of security and performance. With the ongoing battle of new viruses and exploits, ESET works great on Windows, MacOS, Linux, and even Android operating systems.
Find out more information by giving us a call at (780) 497-2202 or click here to send us an e-mail.
Data is important now more than ever as your photos, movies, music, documents, and accounting are evolving to a paperless era. Simple backup hard drives are still effective for basic personal use, but can easily be damaged, lost, improperly configured, and even fail over a period of time.
TechAlta is partnered with ITCloud.ca, a Canadian based cloud backup provider. Ensuring that your data stays in the country, secure, fast, reliable, and accessible when you need it the most. PIPEDA, PHIPA, HIPAA compliant.
Costs starting at just $14.95 month and no long term contracts.
Not quite ready for the cloud? In-house backup solutions are always available for your home or business. Our network attached storage (NAS) devices ranging from 2 TB to 10 TB or more.
Accidentally deleted that important work document? Has your system become infected by a virus and preventing you from accessing files? Or even formatted your operating system and forgot to backup some of your files?
With our hard drive analysis tool and data recovery software, basic level of data recovery is possible. Drives that have been physically damaged, produce scratch or clicking sounds, or will not power on will require a specialized center to attempt recovery.
TechAlta uses specific forensic level tools to prevent any data from being altered to the drive or causing further corruption. This is known as a read-only drive state.
The recovered data is written to a new drive, DVD media, or chosen device.
*If your storage device requires advanced recovery methods, we can refer you to our preferred recovery center. Free estimate are available with that service.*
TechAlta has a unique tool that allows us to do hard drive duplication. This gives us the ability to do bit for bit drive copying, otherwise known as mirroring.
This is great for upgrading to a larger storage or to a fast solid state drive (SSD) for better performance. This could be your easiest tune up/upgrade to your computer yet.
With an exact copy of a hard drive from a server, desktop computer, or laptop, where configuration must be kept the same as the previous drive, makes upgrading to larger drive capacities or disk analysis easier.
This device also allows us to copy data from one hard drive to another without writing any data back to the original drive using write protection.
The hard drive duplicator allows us to:
– Copy data between hard disks at very high speeds,
– Verify, test, and erase hard disks including the Department of Defense (DoD) standard 7-pass erase.
– Compatible with both 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives (Desktop and laptop hard disk drives)
– Check for errors on suspicious drive
– Mount drives to your desktop
The time to complete this can vary on the condition and size of the originating drive, expect approximately 1 hour per 100 GB of storage. Flat rate available if we are informed of the numbers of drives to duplicate.
Some of the possible hardware installation you may want include:
– Ram upgrades
Is your office application running slow? Add more ram to allow you to run memory dependent or multiple applications at once.
– Hard drive additions
Running out of space on your system and do not want to delete the existing data? Add or expand your hard drive capacity.
– Video card upgrades
Trying to watch that HD video streaming on the internet? A dedicated video card helps process that data, leaving your CPU to worry about the rest.
– Cooling solutions
Hot, dusty, and enclosed environments can lead to increased internal temperatures and shorten the lifespan of your hardware. A fan or case replacement can relieve this stress on on your system.
– Surge protection, and battery backup / UPS solutions
These can provide a filtered and extended additional power source in the case of a outage or voltage fluctuation.
Without one of these products, the result can be sudden shutdowns and power spikes to your equipment. With the use of a UPS with a battery matched to the up time needed, you can allow your computer or electronic device to stay powered for a limited duration before needing to be powered off.
Off the shelf systems may be a cheap alternative to building a custom computer, but are not always suited to your home, office, or gaming needs.
Home users may require more processing power and memory for their office applications, while gamers need the latest video graphics card or dedicated sound card.
Allow us to discuss your computing needs and we will create a system suited to you with stability and reliability in mind.
TechAlta has a PC tune up service that can improve system performance and assist in the lifespan of your hardware.
Without regular maintenance your PC can become slow or cluttered.
Here are some examples of what can be done:
- SSD (Solid State Disk) upgrade
- Case cleaning (Removal of dust that causes the system temperature to increase and shorten its reliability)
- Cable management (A properly wired case allows for proper airflow and cooler operating temperature)
- Operating system cleanup (Removal of unneeded temporary files, start up items, applications and more can increase free space and system performance)
- Software updates (Antivirus, Windows security patches, hardware device drivers)
- Disk Defragmentation (A frequently used system is recommended to have this performed for quicker file access)
- Hardware and software upgrade recommendations