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Computer Problems

A report by Computers House

Most people these days have a PC and many have been affected by computer problems. Many accept that their computer will eventually run very slowly and crash due to a virus or some other error. This is a myth.

The computer is built to last for many many years if maintained in a correct manner. Yet many people would rather buy a new computer instead of spending a few hours trying to fix problems on a computer that is more than 2 years old. A lack of upkeep will lead to a decrease in performance.

Why then do computers have problems? Well, the most significant problem your computer faces is you. Visiting bad websites, downloading malicious programs and clicking on infected adverts are all seriously risky. Many computer problems are caused by neglecting to carry out basic upkeep tasks like cleaning your registry, emptying cached files and updating software regularly. It's a task to be performed with great care.

Take a look at these five computer problems and how to avoid them.

1. Poor Computer performance

This is the number one criticism from most users. There are many reasons why this happens and it's mostly because of lack of maintenance. Fragmented data, corrupted registry, spyware and loads of unnecessary programs and services that are running that can all eat away at your computer's speed and performance. Managing your programs and cleaning your registry can lead to a gain in performance.

2. The dreaded blue screen of death (bsod) and locking up and freezing.

This is another common computer problem, however, this particular problem is a bit more serious. Common causes are infection and hardware faults. Ensure that your security software is up to date and that all of your drivers are current. If your bsod issues still persist the seeking help from an expert is the best course.

3. Spontaneously rebooting or shutting down.

These computer problems can usually be attributed to (but not always) overheating.

Excessive amounts of dust and debris in the cooling system is a major factor. Your computer attempts to protect itself by automatically switching off.

Removing dust and debris from the cooling system and refurbishing cooling fan(s) can cure this. But, if you are not %100 sure on how to do this then it would be better to hand the job over to a professional.

4. Noises and vibrations.

This is almost entirely a hardware problem.

Computers consist of many moving parts. Cables can come adrift and catch in cooling fans. Cooling fans can wear if not lubricated correctly. Even hard drives and dvd drives can make a lot of noise.

If you have any concerns, seeking the help of a professional is usually best.

5. The default search engine or start page has changed.

This is also known as "hijacking". Infections can be installed on your computer through social networks or by e-mail link. The infection then makes alterations to your browser to switch your user settings. This modifies your homepage to an alternative web page.

As you can see, you can deal with may common problems yourself. Many other problems require an expert to deal with them.

If you are in any doubt the contact us at Computers House for professional and affordable assistance.

This Computer Problems article prepared for you by Computers House

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