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No need to bring your computer to me, I come to you.The only appropriate place to configure and repair your system is where it is supposed to perform. This is why you are better served by having an IT professional working on site for you.
Common computer problems:
- Upstart problems.
- The computer does not start, the operating system does not load, or the process stops and locks somewhere before the process is completed.
- Slow Performance.
- Response to your keystrokes are delayed, takes forever to execute, or the screen freezes for some time before the system reacts.
- Operating System Failure.
- Commands do not work or stop before completion. This is usually accompanied by a shower of meaningless error messages an often end up with the dreaded ‘Blue Screen of Death’. Freeze Ups and failing to respond to the shutdown command are also common indicators.
- Internet Connection failure.
- Your Internet Service Provider, internet modem, router, Wi-Fi box, switch, network card, computer configuration, or a combination or all of the above did not cooperate.
- Illegal Operations Errors.
- Your operating system tells you that a perfectly normal routine operation is unknown, creates some conflict, needs more memory than is available and can't be performed. After this, the operating system or processor will terminate the program you were working on.
- Hardware Failure.
- Hardware problems can be straight forward, but often when a chip on some component fades over a period, you will get all sorts of misguiding symptoms. Failing plugs can give the same problem as the components they are connecting and corrupt drivers are also prime suspects.
- Hardware Conflicts.
- This happens when two hardware devices compete about the same resources on the operating system. The hardware drivers are often the cause, but the popular use of USB connecters can also cause these kind of symptoms.
- Memory Problems.
- A failing memory block can be hard to detect because the computer will function flawlessly in most cases and then fail for no apparent reason. The ‘Blue Screen of Death’ appears with a message about some memory problem, but not always.
- Anything that connects to your computer with cable or Wi-Fi can endure its own set of problems, but can also add conflicts to your system. Failing connections are always prime suspects followed by corrupt or outdated drivers or errors during installation.
Is it worth the trouble to repair the computer?
The good news is that the prices of computer parts have dropped significantly during recent years.
Whether the machine has roasted the CPU chip or needs to boost the memory capacity, it is worth looking into the repair option before you decide to ditch the old workhorse.
Only a few years ago memory blocks were extremely expensive, and to keep prices on new computers at a competitive level, vendors only included the absolute minimum.
Meanwhile, a memory upgrade has become extremely affordable and might very well get a slow computer running on steroids.
Likewise, the price of hard disk capacity has decimated and a high speed CPU chip of last year’s model sells at less than half the original price.
There are cases, where it is advisable to replace the computer, but you should consider consulting a professional first.