Matthews Computer Repair Services
Computer Repair - Fixing Every Day Computer Issues
I'm sure we all remember the feeling of booting up a new pc or laptop and being absolutely delighted with the operating speed. Everything starts and responds so quickly, it's like a dream. But without an effective pc repair software solution, it's amazing just how quickly your new computer will start slowing down and eventually freeze, even crash.
The reason for this is that when you first use your new pc/laptop, the registry is in absolutely pristine condition. But each time you start your computer up and open the various programs, the registry will begin accumulating clutter. This is when computer repair software can be used to good effect to repair this problem.
The problem begins typically when you close down some of the programs that you are running. What happens is that certain elements of the programs that have been opened don't always get filed back in the exact same place. The result is that when you re-open these programs or re-boot your computer, it has to go dodging around in the registry to find all of the elements that it is looking for. Good pc repair software can alert you to these problems and instigate fixes to get your registry back into something approaching "as new" condition.
One you've bought your computer repair software you can use it again and again, so it's a good investment. You need to get into the habit of running it say once a month. It doesn't take very long to run and you'll be surprised just how quickly you'll pick up new corruptions. But by running your software regularly, you will be helping to keep your pc/laptop in tip top condition.
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Computer Repair - Is it Hardware, Software Or Both?
Computer repairs can involve hardware repair, software repair, a combination of both, and or probably some troubleshooting. It's not for the faint of heart; if you are pulling your hair out, you may want to consider doing something else about it like, call the Geek Squad. Basically what we are attempting to get our machine to load properly. When a PC starts up, first it tests all the connected hardware and then looks for the software that it needs to load in order to run properly. If the machine does not power up, or the machine powers up, but does not load, then we have a pretty good idea as to what the problem may be.
All of the parts of your computer that you can physically see and touch it is your hardware. It takes quite a bit of well engineering and design for all those components must work together well. Sometimes components can be damaged by external forces. To clarify external forces can mean a few things. Shock damage or the effect of being dropped can certainly cause damage to a component therefore rendering it inoperative. Also I would like to include a power surge, over voltage, over temperature, under temperature, water emersion, excessive moisture, acts of nature, etc external forces which can cause failure of a component.
In order for a PC to load correctly, a few things must happen. First the computer must recognize all of the connected components. All the connected components must be compatible with the motherboard. When the computer does it's POST and passes to the next step, this signifies that all the components connected to the machine are compatible and in working condition for the most part. Secondly, the computer must have an operating system with all necessary drivers for all the components to be able to function at maximum potential capacity. When getting into a computer repair project, the main things to consider are, is this a hardware repair, software repair, or both.
Computer Repair - Is it Hardware, Software Or Both?
People entering the field of computer repair need to do quite a bit of research to find all the tools they need to be able to fix the long list of problems that computers and laptops face. When I first started, I used to carry a huge toolkit full of all sorts of devices. The bag itself looked pretty impressive and had almost anything you might ever need. But as time went on, I discovered that 99% of the issues you need to resolve can be taken care of with just a basic set of technical equipment.
If you are going to perform laptop repair as well as desktop services, I recommend carrying a precision screwdriver tool kit. They cost somewhere around $10.00 and they are by far the most useful item I carry. Laptops and Macbooks especially tend to use really small screws to hold components together. Small torx screws are pretty much an entry barrier for new technicians who don't have the experience to know that they even needed a small torx screwdriver.
Finally, the last additions to your toolkit will be standard technician items. Flashlights, measuring tape, thermal paste, electrical tape, extra screws and more... Most of these tools will rarely be used. But when you need them, you'll really wish you had them. As you get more comfortable doing computer repair, you'll be able to custom tailor your kit to your personal preferences. With enough experience, you might decide to add soldering iron and a heat gun for more advanced board level repairs.