Affordable Computing Northwest - Portland - Computer restoration costs

Affordable Computing Northwest — Portland

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Affordable Computing Northwest provides premium computer services for businesses and homes in the Portland-Vancouver Metro area. Our engineers average over 20 years of experience developing and servicing computers, networks, and software for Fortune 100 companies and IT departments worldwide, giving us the skills and experience to quickly solve your problems. Don't invest your valuable time and money with kids-in-training, when you can have full access to highly trained experts. We won’t get our experience at your expense.

Have it your way: you are the customer. We are here to service you! Choose whether you want us to provide service at your location, or at our shop, and of course we will be happy to pick up and drop off your system at a time that is convenient for you. Many of our services are available flat rate so that you can budget. Or choose hourly rates which are often more fair to you (as well as monthly contract rates for businesses). We are available until 8pm (or later as required, 7 days a week, and of course, our work is guaranteed!

Need help or maybe just some computer or network advice? Give us a call, and tell us about your problem … we’re here because we actually enjoy helping people solve problems! The consultation is free, and we may be able to solve your problem over the phone.

Affordable Computing Northwest provides all the computer and networking services required to integrate your computers and peripherals into a fully functional system, and to keep your systems running. Some of the most common services include …

Phone consultation, recommendations, and advice - No Charge

Estimates - No Charge

Install new PC (residential, on-site) - click here for Install New PC price

  • Includes site evaluation, setup and configure PC, printer, Internet connection, and wireless network. Transfer files from old PC to new PC, configure automatic download and installation of security patches and enhancements, install and configure anti-virus/spyware programs (if you don't have these programs, we will install copies for you)

  • Note: once the PC has been reinstalled, we recommend that you allow us to create a full system backup so you can easily/cheaply restore the system back to this original state at a later date.

Install/Reinstall Windows (in-shop) - click here for Install/Reinstall Windows price

  • Reformat and test system disk, reinstall Windows and all updates, reinstall all drivers, configure automatic daily download and installation of security patches and enhancements, install and configure anti-virus & spyware prevention programs (if you don't have these programs, we will install copies for you), optimize registry and operating system parameters

  • Note: once Windows has been reinstalled, we recommend that you allow us to create a full system backup so you can easily/cheaply restore the system back to this optimal state at a later date.

Install/Reinstall Windows and restore personal data files (in-shop) - click here for price

  • Backup existing personal data files, reformat and test system disk, reinstall Windows and all updates, reinstall all drivers, configure automatic daily download and installation of security patches and enhancements, install and configure anti-virus/spyware programs (if you don't have these programs, we will install copies for you), optimize registry and operating system parameters, reinstall personal data files

  • Note: once Windows has been reinstalled, we recommend that you allow us to create a full system backup so you can easily/cheaply restore the system back to this optimal state at a later date.

Spyware & Virus removal (in-shop) - click here for price

  • Evaluation and diagnosis (search for problems), Spyware removal, Virus removal, install and configure anti-virus/spyware programs (if you don't have these programs, we will install copies for you)

  • Note: once spyware and viruses have been removed, it's a good idea to create a full system backup so you can easily/cheaply restore the system back to this optimal level at a later date.

Performance Tuning (in-shop) - click here for Performance Tuning price

  • Includes creating a system restore point, evaluation and diagnosis (search for problems), optimize system hardware parameters, clean and optimize system registry, optimize operating system parameters, evaluate and recommend hardware enhancements that will improve system performance, and creating another system restore point

  • Note: once the system performance has been tuned, it's a good idea to create a full system backup so you can easily/cheaply restore the system back to this optimal level at a later date.

Hardware performance upgrades (in-shop) - click here for Hardware Upgrades price (does not include cost of parts)

  • Includes memory, CPU, disk, CD/DVD drive, floppy, graphics, option boards (e.g. PCI boards), and power supply

  • Includes creating a system restore point, installing the hardware, loading new drivers, optimizing the BIOS, Windows, and drivers to support the new hardware, testing the new hardware, and creating another system restore point

Motherboard upgrade (in shop) - click here for Motherboard Upgrade price (does not include cost of parts)

  • Includes creating a system restore point, removing all hardware from the case, installing the new motherboard, reinstalling all hardware, loading new drivers and application programs that support the motherboard hardware, optimizing the BIOS, Windows, and the drivers to support the new motherboard, testing the new motherboard, and creating another system restore point

  • creating a system restore point, removing all hardware from the case, installing the new motherboard, reinstalling all hardware, loading new drivers and application programs that support the motherboard hardware, optimizing the BIOS, Windows, and the drivers to support the new motherboard, testing the new motherboard, and creating another system restore point

  • Note: a new motherboard requires one of the two reinstall Windows options because the copy of Windows on your existing disk was not configured to support the new hardware on the new motherboard, i.e. your system will usually not reboot with a new motherboard and the old/existing version of Windows on that is on your disk.

  • Note: once a new motherboard and Windows have been installed, we recommend that you allow us to create a full system backup so you can easily/cheaply restore the system back to this optimal state at a later date.

Recover lost files (in-shop) - click here for Recover Lost Files price

  • This only applies to disks that are functioning; if your disk is dead, we would be happy to put you in touch with our partners who specialize in this field.

  • Requires that your disk has enough hard space to hold the files we recover

  • We will recover all files, e.g. files that have been deleted, as long as they are still on the disk. The longer you have used the disk since the file was lost, the higher the chance the system has since written over the deleted files (therefore they are no longer recoverable). Hint: stop using your system immediately and get the system to us.

  • A complete different class of data recovery is available, to recover data from disk crashes, fire damage, and other catastrophes. We would be happy to put you in touch with our partners who specialize in this field.

Full system backup onto DVDs (in-shop) - click here for Full System Backup price

  • Clean/remove the junk files on the system to reduce the size of the backup, backup the entire system disk onto DVDs, and validate the backup copy is identical to the system disk, provide labeled DVDs containing system backup (don't lose it!)

  • Note: before making a full backup of your system, it's a good idea to first remove viruses/spyware, and tune the system performance ... what's the good of making a backup of a system that performs poorly?

Personal data backup onto DVDs (in-shop) - click here for Personal Data Backup price

  • Clean/remove the junk files in your personal data directory to reduce the size of the backup, backup the "My Documents" directory onto DVDs, backup the User Settings, and validate the backup copy is identical to the original files, provide labeled DVDs containing personal data backup (don't lose it!)

Disks erased securely (in-shop) - click here for Disks Erased Securely price

  • Erased in 3 passes to US DoD standard 5220.22-M (8-306. /E) (US Department of Defense)

  • Erased in 7 passes to US DoD standard 5220.22-M (8-306. /E, C and E) (US Department of Defense)

Dead computer repair

  • Please call and discuss this with us; a system that is completely dead usually requires diagnosis in the shop at hourly rates

Pickup and delivery: click here for Pickup and Delivery details and price


  • We provide both pickup, and delivery when our work is completed

  • Any charge for pickup/delivery is paid once and covers both pickup, and delivery

  • Service is available in the Portland-Metro and Vancouver-Metro areas

Shop rate: click here for Shop Rate price


  • Shop rate minimum is 30 minutes and thereafter is billed in 15 minute increments

  • All systems worked on in the shop are returned cleaned, inside & out

  • After we have your system up and running, we recommend that you allow us to create a full system backup so you can easily/cheaply restore the system back to this optimal state at a later date.

Residential on-site service rate: click here for Residential on-site price


  • On-site service is available in the Portland-Metro and Vancouver-Metro areas

  • The minimum charge is 1 hour, and thereafter is billed in 15 minute increments

  • After we have your system up and running, we recommend that you allow us to create a full system backup so you can easily/cheaply restore the system back to this optimal state at a later date.

Business on-site service rate: click here for Business on-site price


  • On-site service is available in the Portland-Metro and Vancouver-Metro areas

  • The minimum charge is 1 hour, and thereafter is billed in 15 minute increments

  • After we have your system up and running, we recommend that you allow us to create a full system backup so you can easily/cheaply restore the system back to this optimal state at a later date.

Monthly Contract Rates:


For more information about monthly maintenance costs for your site, please contact us for a quote

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