Let's solve your computer and network problems together.

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.

boxes

Common computer problems:

  • The computer does not start, the operating system does not load, or the process stops and locks somewhere before the process is completed.
  • Response to your keystrokes are delayed, takes forever to execute, or the screen freezes for some time before the system reacts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Failing connections are always prime suspects followed by corrupt or outdated drivers or errors during installation.

  • Stethoscope

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.

 


What is really slowing your computer down?

Before you throw yourself and your computer into an experiment with a highly praised, instant fix-all application, consider this:

  • Your computers performance is limited by the slowest of its main components; i.e. the processor, the memory, and the motherboard. Today, a new computer is equipped to run most of your applications without any significant delay.
  • When you work on the Internet or on a local network, you computers performance is depending upon the networks condition as well. The networks maximum speed, the momentary traffic level on the network, and the workload on the computers and servers you are communicating with are all factors that can slow your computer down drastically.
  • A new computer often comes with a lot of added teaser or trial software. Some of this software will run in the background and exhaust your computers capacity. While you surf the Internet, your computer may accumulate more of this annoying software until, eventually, it causes detectable delays and freezes.
  • A few years ago, memory was expensive and vendors sold computer models with only the minimum memory required by the operating system in order to keep prices at a competitive level. As operating systems and user programs developed and required more memory, many of those computers have become unbearably slow.
  • Any non-trivial technical device will fail sooner or later! If some of your computers vital components fail you will be left with a non-responsive device. In some cases you do get a forewarning in the form of a dramatic drop in the performance, blue screens, or spontaneous hard drive checks.

 

 

With The Breiner Net as your partner you will constantly have your finger on the mouse!

mm home