The problems range in difficulty and for many the experience is inductive chain learning. That is, by solving one problem it will expose you to a new concept that allows you to undertake a previously inaccessible problem. So the determined participant will slowly but surely work his/her way through every problem. If that doesn’t work, unplug your computer from the wall, and open your case to get access to your internal components. This process will vary depending on your case, so follow any appropriate documentation and instructions to get access to the inside of your PC.

  • My friend ‘Mad’ Mick tried to cure a noisy fan by spraying it with oil, the result was a mother covered with a fine layer of oil – that machine never worked again.
  • Along with being slow , it was developing worrying problems and I was pretending it wasn’t happening.
  • The monitor captures all packets sent and received by theserver.
  • For a deeper dive on power supply connections, take a look at everything you need to know about power supplies.
  • If you suspect a hardware fault be sure that you are dealing with the underlying cause not a symptom.
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My computer had years of accumulated dross and ancient security. I contacted Neil Buzzard and he immediately offer to visit the same day but on reflection thought it could be dealt with remotely. Within minutes I received a telephone call from the engineer in his office who then spent two hours sorting out the issues and installing new security. Everything sorted within 2-3 hours of my initial call and I now have a properly functioning computer again with ongoing monitoring. A real pleasure to deal with individuals and a company who provides such prompt and first-class service and I have no hesitation in recommending Computer Problem Solutions. If you are using external speakers, ensure the cables are plugged in securely to the audio source.


You may also benefit from installing a firewall, anti-virus and spyware tools and by scheduling regular registry scans. Under Files to delete, select the file types to get rid of. If you’re running Windows 10, you can use its Startup Repair function to fix problems that prevent Windows from running. Access this via the Windows 10 installation disc or a flash drive. If you’re having the same problem, but on a laptop, then you will need to take it to a professional. Next, locate the driver you need to either update or reinstall, right-click on it and choose Uninstall device or Update driver.

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Pages take ages to load, videos buffer forever, basically, your computer acts like a snail. It may not be entirely your network’s fault, but your computer is overloaded with unnecessary files, programs running background or even it may be a malware problem. I was experiencing some Outlook email issues and contacted CPS having seen Neil’s articles in my local community magazine.

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I called the number on the screen presuming I was talking to Microsoft. The operator was very polite and patient and asked me to give her access to my system. She proceeded to reassure me that she was removing a Trojan bug. However at the end of the call, something did not feel quite right.

If your computer still isn’t turning on, it might be time to start testing each piece of hardware individually. This is a little different than testing all of the power cables, as we did earlier. That process allowed us to rule out faulty wires from the power supply. Now, we’ll check the connections to the motherboard and ensure that all hardware is properly communicating with the rest of the system. Start by unplugging the cable that runs from your PC’s power supply to the outlet before doing anything else inside your computer. Also, be sure to disconnect any external peripherals, like keyboards, mice or external hard drives, and monitor cables that are plugged into your computer.