At your service! Computer service at your home or business.

Jim Ballard
Microsoft MCP, MCSA, MSDBA
For fastest service, call 281-773-4772, text 281-773-4772, or e-mail If no answer, please don't hang up thinking I must be too busy for you. Please leave a message or text me and I'll get right with you!

Please be advised that, in order to keep costs and prices low, I do not have a storefront. Please do not go looking for my store! I offer on-site consultant services at your home or business. As a result, my prices are often half of what you would expect to pay at the big stores. Less overhead! I specialize in home and small business computer maintenance, repair, and consulting - computer repair, laptop repair, network and internet troubleshooting, email / Outlook support, hardware upgrades and replacement, virus and malware removal / prevention, and training.

  • Windows, Linux, macOS
  • Work performed at your home or business
  • New computer setup / junkware removal / recovery media
  • Wired and wireless printer setup
  • Computer / laptop repair, upgrades, and tweaking
  • Laptop screen replacement
  • Software support
  • E-mail setup and troubleshooting
  • Virus, spyware, and malware removal
  • Password recovery (not on Linux variants)
  • Deleted files recovery
  • Ethernet / Wifi installation and troubleshooting
  • Home and small business router installation and configuration
  • Data backup and recovery
  • Windows, Linux, and macOS SMB network configuration and maintenance
  • Active Directory moves, adds, and changes
  • Custom local backup scripting for Windows, Linux, macOS
  • Telephone, video, and data cabling

Ballard Computing Services Customer Agreement and Terms of Service

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Customer Testimonials

Need a new phone or computer cable and jack?

Do you have a broken computer or laptop (2010 on newer) that you don't know what to do with? At no charge to you, I will come pick it up (within a 10 mile radius), diagnose it, and give you a fair repair quote. If you choose not to repair, I will keep it for mine, wipe, repair if possible, and resell it. Win, win! No recycling center hassles. Recycle, don't throw it in the landfill!

Planning on getting a new Windows PC? For safe use on the internet, you’ll need to have it set up properly – personal data migrated to the new system, recovery media created, bundled junk software removed, firewall holes closed, Antivirus installed and configured, all critical software updated, backup plan and schedules in place; etc. A new computer is not safe for use on the internet until this work is complete. I can do this work for you for way less than you may think - usually takes takes two days to complete. For fastest service, call 281-773-4772 or e-mail

Why are new cheap laptops so inexpensive? Is there a catch?
New inexpensive laptops are LOADED with spyware. Spyware software creators are subsidizing computer manufacturers - they've got junk installed that you don't want or need. I'll remove this junk for you, help you get set up the right way, create recovery media for WHEN (NOT IF) the hard disk fails, and help you develop a backup plan. Please call to make an appointment. "On-Site - At Your Service!"