If you are encountering problems with your computer or laptop try our computer repair advice top tips which are listed below as your first call for help. This how to computer repair advice and support guide provides useful tips and will prove to be useful should your PC malfunctions. Use this page as a good resource and a first call for support. This guide also provides laptop repair advice. Of course if this computer repair advice did not fix your computer problem, you can always give us a call for more assistance.
- No power:
If there is no power in your computer, switch off the pc, unplug the power cable, wait for few minutes, re-plug the cable, switch the system on. If it is a laptop, try removing the battery, operate the laptop without the battery, if it works fine, then there is a fault with battery.
- Safe mode:
In windows XP/Vista/7, press F8 repeatedly after switching on your computer until you see a special menu. select the appropriate option to proceed.
For windows 8/10, there are various possibilities; If you are logged in inside Microsoft Windows press Shift + select restart. If you cannot login, you need DVD/USB media to boot from, and select repair.
- System restore:
If your system restore feature is enabled, you can restore your system to an earlier state when it was working fine. Locate system restore in control panel or use the search facility. This procedure does not delete your data but it is always recommended to have a backup.
- Selective Startup:
Type msconfig in the search bar/Run window, select startup or services, adjust the startup items.
- Antivirus software:
If your pc or laptop is running very slow, or displaying unusual messages it may be infected with a virus or spyware. Go to our downloads page and select an option.
- Clean your system:
Over a period of time computer accumulate large number of files causing it to slow down. Install a system cleaning utility from our downloads page to rectify this problem.
If your PC or laptop is not sufficiently cooled the internal temperature will rise causing system overheating leading to a shutdown or crash. For normal desktops ensure a good ventilation, clean internal dusts, make sure all fans are working. For laptops, you access to internal components to clean acculated dusts.
- Re-install windows:
If all is failed, you need to reinstall your Windows operating system. Follow the manufacturer instruction for factory reset, this procedure may delete your data, perform a backup first. If your system does not include a factory restore option, download a windows iso image file to a usb or dvd drive. Access your Bios system by pressing one of the function keys or the delete key. Change the order of booting to DVD drive or USB drive and re-install windows.
- Test hardware:
Use a hardware test utility to check thememory and hard drive components. Additionally, you can remove a component and test in a working system to check functionality. If the suspected hardware component seems to be working fine then there is a software fault.
- No display.
Connect your system to alternative display monitor. If you can successfully se an image, then there is a fault with the graphics adapter, otherwise you have a faulty motherboard.
- Driver Problem:
Update your device drivers to the latest version. Go to device manager, select a hardware, go to properties and update. If these is no update available you may need to roll back the driver to an earlier version.
- Internet problem:
Check your wi-fi connection first. Make sure your broadband router is connected online. Upgrade router firmware if possible.
Hopefully you found these PC repair Advice tips useful and we will be adding more tips soon.